Friday, December 30, 2011

She Ponders The Passing Of Time

As 2011 is rapidly drawing to a close, this evening I am sharing my final DT project for 2011 for The Stampsmith.
Beautiful Ophelia (medium size version) is the focal of this card. She is one of The Stampsmith's most recognisable stamps and I don't know of anyone who doesn't like this image. Ophelia is a stamp I reach for time and time again and have to say that so far, I've not come across a stamping surface which is a challenge for it.
Some more information on this card is available at my Blog, Adorn.
I've had another wonderful year as part of The Stampsmith DT where it is privilege to work with stamps that I truly adore and also to be part of such an amazingly talented DT.
With this being my final post for 2011 I would like to wish you all the very best for the coming New Year, may it be kind to you.
Warmest Wishes

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Hi All,
Here is another quick card I made today with some of Estelle's yummy holiday images.  The one I choose was from the Christmas Greetings Art Rubber Stamps really loved all of the holiday images that I have and will continue to work them into projects over the next week or so.  If you want to see the list of products that I used to create this card, please feel free to drop by my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.
Thanks for peeking in!


Dear Santa...

Hello All,
Here is a quick post on a card that I started weeks ago but was only able to sit and finish yesterday.  This is one of my favorite SS images.  I LOVE this Santa image.  He reminds me of spending Christmas's with my Grandmother.  Her decorations were dated but I loved to say they were vintage.  This Santa makes me miss her a bit but in a good way.
I hope everyone is taking a few minutes during this very busy time to reminisce.  This is a happy/sad time for me as it is for many.  I have lovely memories of my nan and this card was done in her memory (minus the silly sentiment I  If you are looking for the products that I made, please drop by my blog for more details, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.
Thanks for peeking in!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!!

Happy Holidays to you all!
I am doing this quickly when I should be getting ready for Christmas, seeing that it is tomorrow.  I used Holly Christmas Art Rubber Stamp for this card. For more information on what I used to complete this card, drop by my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.  I had so many ideas for holiday cards this season with my SS stamps but I ran out of time. They may be 'post holiday' cards as they are all started.
I wish all of you (that celebrate it) a safe and wonderful holiday season!
~Hugs, Mel~

Christmas Wishes

Wishing You A Merry Christmas. Lynne x
(The stamp used is Little Angel, the large size.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Country Christmas Card

Hello Smithies!
Just a quick post with one more Christmas card.  I used an image from the Country Landscape full sheet.

Very festive horse!  I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday!!
Pop over to my blog for more pics.
Karen McAlpine

A Very Stylish Christmas

Here we are, Christmas Eve and I am sharing the first of two posts today.
Isn't this Flapper( from Flapper # 1 ) so stylish.
She was stamped in the usual manner (Archival onto glossy cardstock) but colour then added with watercolour paints.
Stylish details of a fabulous fabric flower, large pearl embellishment and extravagant bow.
Hope you are having a lovely start to Christmas Eve.

Hear The Angels Sing

I can hardly believe it is the Eve of Christmas Eve and I am rapidly running out of time to share Christmas cards with you.
A wee post to share a card made with the ever beautiful two angels from Thank Heaven for Little Girls #2. A card such as this is a quick make as the stamping is minimal. Embellish with ribbon, a beaded dangle and pearl to elevate the card into something more special.
Are you all frantically running around trying to achieve the last of your preparations or is everything in hand, 100% organised?!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Tags That Sparkle!

Happy Holidays! It's crunch time! The December challenge is great fun! Get out your glitter, bling and sparkly stuff! I wanted to get these 2 tags posted before the big day.
This tag was for a friend and co-worker. If you look real close, you can see I added their names to the postcard Anita is holding! The tag was sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Mist, but the camera didn't pick it up.
I made this tag for another friend and co-worker. The name of this stamp is Maude. The background paper has glitter swirls and leaves on it. I used chalks to tint both girls. Both stamps are available at The Stampsmith Shop. Still time to enter. You have until January 8th. Full details over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog.

Happy Holidays Everyone! Get Inky!
Debbie ^..^
Scraps From A Broad

Monday, December 19, 2011

The City Sparkles At Christmas

The Stampsmith Challenge for December is well underway. We are asking for Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine on your artwork.
Once again I am using the Christmas Card Sheet #1 for my second (and third) DT sample. I have to say that if you are looking for stamps that are that little bit different then you cannot go wrong with this set.
I made this card for my sister and BIL. My sister isn't a vintage/nostalgic type so this Eiffel Tower stamp was perfect.For more details on this card you will find them at my Blog,
Using the same stamp I created an outsize tag.
By threading ivory organza through the holes at the top of the tag this can be displayed hanging from a Christmas tree, a mantle or even from a gift bag.
If you are entering artwork please remember to include at least one Stampsmith stamp. All other details are available at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog where you can also view the DT samples and entries to date.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Look Who's Here!

Hey All,
Here is another card that I made in this past month.  One of my husband's co-workers had a baby (Yes, another one) and I made this card up for him.  The image is from Estelle's plate of stamps called, Darling Boys Art Rubber Stamps. To see the products that I used to create this card, jump over to my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.

Thanks for peeking in!
Hi All, Sorry it has been so long since I have posted but saying life has been busy in an understatement! With Christmas quickly approaching I have been trying to get ready for that, prepare for a few craft fairs that I participated in locally, and my most recent undertaking, helping my friend, Kim Blanchette out with the relocation/opening of her paper crafting studio, The Cutting Garden.  I have also, in between this been trying to keep myself healthy and my MS in check, which is no small feat!!! I have been crafting and snapping pictures of my projects with hopes to have some spare time to post these items. This card if for the Stmapsmith Challenge Blog.  The challenge for this month which is Shimmer, Shine and Sparkle!
For details on how I complted this card, please drop by my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafting Corner.
Thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Country Landscape Winter Scene with Glitter

Hello Smithies!
Today I would like to share a glittery winter card with you.  I used one of the images from the Country Landscape Full Sheet.  The Amish scene is stamped with black dye ink on glossy white CS.

I used some pretty decorative papers, a piece of burlap, and lots of glitter glue.  There is more info on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  I wish you a great day filled with lots of crafting!  LOL
Karen McAlpine

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meet Me For Christmas In Paris

For the month of December, at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog we are asking you to Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine!
I would like to share my first project for the challenge, a card with the Eiffel Tower image from Christmas Card Sheet #1 as the focal.
This card certainly shimmers as I used winter white glitter card then layered the image which is edged with vintage glass glitter. To create more shimmer I stamped the image onto pearlescent cardstock.

We would love to see your Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine artwork. Please remember to include at least one of The Stampsmith stamps on your artwork. It is worthwhile entering as there is a random prize every month.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Season's Greetings!

  Hope everyone is getting done what needs to be done! I am behind this year, but not stressing! (trying very hard not to!) Here is another card for the Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine Challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. This lovely lass with the waves (my mum had waves just like this when she was a young girl!), is from the Flappers #3 sheet at The Stampsmith Store.
  You have until January 8th. Lots of time to jump in! You could win some rubber!

Did You Know?
  Did you know over at The Stampsmith Shop, Estelle has a page on Photostamping Tips? Go have look!

More closeups over at Scraps From A Broad

Get Inky!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine Christmas Wall Art

LinkIt's challenge time again over at The Stampsmith Challenge blog and for my DT sample, I decided to go with a Christmas frame to showcase the Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine theme. Both the photostamps I've used are from the Christmas Cards Sheet 1 stamp plate. The sentiment border is made up of several stamps from the Christmas Greetings Sheet both by The Stampsmith. My frame measures 10" x 17" and the photo openings measure 3.5" x 5.5".

Here's a closeup of the left side panel of Santa with his sack of toys postcard.

I created this decorative piece using patterned paper pieces and used a punch to do the snowflake centrepiece.

Here's a closeup of the right side panel of a sprig of holly postcard.

I hope you decide to play along in the fun with us! I look forward to seeing how your project shimmers, sparkles and shines!

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine Challenge DT card

Hello Fellow Smithies!
Hope you are having a great day!  I wanted to share my Design Team card for the current Stampsmith Challenge: Shimmer, Sparkle, and Shine.    The challenge runs through Jan 9 to give you plenty of time.  We know how busy everyone is right now.  LOL  Me included.....oh boy!!  I have not even started my Gift shopping.  For my card I used the single Christmas image: Grace Christmas.  Grace has been one of my favorites this season.

There is more info on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  See you soon with some more winter cards.
Karen McAlpine

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Shimmer, Sparkle and Shine. Christmas Is Coming!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! This little angel (well, she's a sweet little girl and I added wings to her!), is from the Isn't She Lovely? sheet at The Stampsmith Online Store. The papers I used are Christmas, just not traditional colours. I used chalks to tint her.

A new challenge is underway over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. You have until January 8th. If you use at least one Stampsmith rubber stamp, you are eligible for the random draw for a sheet of rubber! You can't win if you don't play!

For details and closeups, come for a visit at Scraps From A Broad

Get Inky!