Thursday, November 4, 2010

Busy few days this week

The weather here in Campbell River has been so nice the past few days, sunny and about 16 degrees (that's 62 F, for those of you in the US). I got out and raked up all the leaves in the front yard from our cherry trees. Then I got all industrious and mowed the backyard which sucked up all the leaves back there, I'm pretty sure that's the last mowing in for this year that we'll get. Made my DH all happy as he's been working 12 hour days all week. so would not have been able to get it done. 

Then since I was on such  roll I started cutting back our laurel hedge in the back yard, which pretty much added another 5 feet to the side of the yard it runs down. I managed to finish off the whole thing yesterday so I was quite pleased with myself. Of course my poor back is paying for it now - this old thing really sucks, lol.

In between all of this I managed to get a few more cards done. Trying to stock up before I go down to the mainland next week to help my sister out in her craft fair she is going in on Nov 13th. My sister makes these beautiful beach/ocean pictures in shadow box frames. When ever she comes up or if I'm at the beach with my grandchildren we collect up shells, seaweed and any other little treasures from the beach and she mounts them all in these shadow boxes. They are so pretty and they sell pretty fast at the craft fairs. I will have to get her to send me a photo of a few of them and I can post them for everyone to see.

Anyway back to my cards. This first one I just finished today and I'm so pleased at how pretty it turned out. I must thank Paulien from MCS for this idea on using the puffy paint on the outer edges of the cards, it looks so pretty and adds such dimension to the cards, especially when you're doing Christmas cards. So thank you Paulien and I hope you don't mind me scrap lifting your idea - or is that card lifting, lol.You can visit Paulien's blog and see more of her beautiful work here:
This paper is from the Christmas Magic line from Fancy Pants last year. I distressed the edges and then cut out a couple of the ornaments and popped them up with foam and then completed them by adding a bow to each and then the gold ribbon hanging down to the bow.
These next two cards are made with this cute little fairy/pixie from "Charmed Cards and Crafts". Isn't she adorable?I made two cards with her, I printed out duplicates of her and colored in her wings, dress and boot trim and headband with stickles glitter and then popped her up with foam for the 3D look.

These next three cards I made with some of my own graphics that I drew in my  PSP program, this pretty poinsettia and ice skating snowman. On the pointsettia I duplicated the graphic and then outlined all the leaves with stickles glitter and used red stickles on the end of little shoots and popped it up with foam. For the snowman I used puffy paint on his hat and gloves trim and also popped him up with foam. These graphics are ones that I sell in my Digital scrapbook kits from my website here: Scrappers Heaven

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards, I know I had fun making them. Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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