Thursday, December 29, 2011

Red, White & Blue December OCS Challenge card

Hi all,  we’re back home – and it feels good to have actual sunshine and not that liquid kind.  It rained the entire time we were visiting……. BLAH.  But we had fun, visiting with family and friends.

OCS has a NEW challenge for all of you RED & WHITE ( + another color ) fans………  With Valentines Day looming ahead – what a way to make a card for your Significant Other!

I’ve chosen a stamp from Penny Black called SNOWY.  Actually this reminds me of P1010140 copy our children, bundled up for a day of snow fun…… way back…… a hundred years ago. :)  The years before microfibres. The years that you spent two hours getting them dressed with warm sweaters, boots, coats, snowpants, touques, mittens and scarves and then inevitably a little voice could be heard in amongst the foursome “I have to go to the bathroom”.  LOL

I had some fun with this little guy – and chose to make an Easel card because this is one of my favorite folds.  I made a mistake by smearing a bit of liquid pearl onto my Copic paper – thus I ended up cutting out the image. I stamped a row of trees with Embossing Ink and embossed them in white and sponged the background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Then I decided to put a concave shape to SNOWY by puttingP1010135 copy dimensionals in the center to pop him out a bit.  Added some buttons for the suit and sprinkled Ultrafine Glitter onto the pom pom of the hat.   The snowflakes were sponged with Stormy Sky.   (this is my fave color of distress ink, this month)!P1010138  
We don’t have any snow here in Vernon – at least not the staying kind.

This card is going to be a “Warm Winter Wish” card for a friend.

Be sure to enter your interpretation of our RED, WHITE  + another color into our January Challenge at OCS.  Looking forward to dropping into your blog to take a peek!
~ Rubber hugs, Inky Wishes ~

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tilda with Christmas Snow Heart

Today was not a good day weather-wise to drive home, so I’m finding myself about 400 km from home separated by bad weather over the pass.  I have a very quick post for today using anoher one of my favorite MagnIMG_0707olia images called Tilda with Christmas Snow Heart, available at one Crazy

Supplies used:  White Xpress it, Tuxedo Black Memento ink; Copic markers; Spellbinders Lacey Ovals; Bo Bunny DP, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and Cardstock. 

This front was made into a card box with a hidden surprize of  chocolate bar and cash.  (see previous post)….

See you in the new year.\

~ Rubber hugz ~


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tilda with Cross Stitched Heart

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday!  Are you all ready for that Magical Day of the Year??  I’m not . . . . but still have a day before we leave for the holidays. . . . . . DH says, we have to make a break for it when the weather is good!  The pass that we go over is quite bad in the winter – and storms come in at the drop of a hat. 
I’m so enchanted with Magnolia Stamps and so I’ve P1010120 copychosen to showcase one of the Christmas Darling’s called “Tilda with Cross-stitched heart”.  She is just so sweet, sitting with her lantern in the snow.  
I stamped the image onto Copic Xpress-It Blend C/S with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Markers, cut her out and used 3D tape to plunk her cute little bottom onto a strip of rolled wide Seam Binding to keep her warm…….. lol.  I then added a bow to add some dimension and Stickles on her Heart X Stitch, and accents on the papers. . 
The papers I used are from the 25 Days of Christmas Collection available at OCS.

 Now for the inside.........  I have made this a box card with treats inside....hidden behind a removable plastic sleeve with a Christmas Greeting.

I want to wish you all, a Very Blessed, and safe  Merry Christmas. May you get to spend time with family and loved ones.

~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Smooching Birdies

My heart melts whenever I watch the birds in our back yard in the bird feeders in the snow.  These cute little birdies are no exception – Winter Birdhouse from Stampavie.  image is available at OCS (Your complete online store.)  P1010089 copy
They are “smooching” birdies, because in my hurry to add “smooch”, I dropped a hair laden with smooch onto the top of my paper…..which led to me taking a layer of paper off to remove the color… then I added some TH distress ink (stormy sky) and topped it with some white StazOn.  So my birdies are enduring  “stormy” weather.
What did we ever do without “Smooch”,  Glaze On, Stickles,  - they make adding glitz and glitter to a card so easy….What did we ever do without Copic Markers??
I colored this image a while back using Xpress It white, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and for the few times I actually matched the copics to the paper (from stash) I chose.
 Copic Markers used
Bow:  R17; R14; R46; R29; R59  (Glaze On)
BP1010095 copyirds:  C4; C7'; B91; R32 Y00
Greenery:  G07; G28; YG03 (smooch)
Bird House:  C00; C1; C4; C9 (Stickles)
. . . . . . . . and here is the inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . P1010101 I used a Hero Arts Clear stamp and colored it with copics and stickles.
Thank you for taking your busy time of the year to take a peek. May all of you have a safe and blessed Christmas with your loved ones.

Until next week. ~ rubber hugz ~

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sweet Christmas Tilda

For today’s card, I chose Sweet Christmas Tilda available at OCS and Magnolia-licious.  Tilda is in her jammies wanting to know how many sleeps before Christmas.  On the update about my Craft Room…. YES!!  Painted, New Trim, Flooring and all rearranged!!!!  (pics to follow).

Materials used:  Xpress It Cardstock; copic markers; Memento Tuxedo black ink; DP, Webster’s Pages; Misc. Cardstock; Stickles.

Be sure to take part in this month’s Christmas / Holiday challenge at OCS – prizes to be won!!
~ Rubber hugz ~