Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Christmas Time

Hi there, how are all of you ? Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you grab that rocking chair and plan to visit a while .
I have not been very good at creating this year, and this season is no different. However, I did get an ounce of "mojo" as they call it and a couple of ideas... So I am here to share them...

First is a remake of a card I designed last year, with a few changes....The card front is embossed with a Cuttle bug embossing folder, and I used Encore silver ink along with a punched snowflake. I cut the fron a little to see the border I put on the inside and I added white card stock inside to put the sentiment on .
And second is a card from our monthly challenge where we receive images and embellishments and create our own idea... I used Versa Mark all over the images and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and I layered cord on a ribbon, very clean lines, pretty simple, but I like the look. My Versa mark pad had a tint of ink and some speckles too, but I thought it looked pretty cool : )
Then the third card is another basic and simple card, made from leftover pieces from a kit I had to make Christmas cards with . I knew I had the sentiment stamp and the idea just fell into place... Again I was happy with it... I guess I should move on with my level of "acceptance " : ) and maybe then my cards would not be so basic, simple and
And fourth is my personal favorite . I am known as the SPARKLE LADY to some of my friends, I love sparkles... My daughter Krista was playing around with a new technique that she saw on SCS, and decided to use my Judikins black detailed embossing powder...Yes I know, this is not a very tradition color scheme for a winter card, but it is ever so pretty in real life... A simple snow flake embossing folder, Versa Mark , my Judikins, and a heat gun... And look what she made... I took the card front and turned it into this... Of course she did the bow, any of you that know me, know I just cannot do a bow, and here look what she did, with adding silver cord to black sheer ribbon...I have not added a sentiment, but I am thinking it could be a thank you, or a birthday or anniversary card with just a choice of sentiment...

Well not too bad for not being in the creative mood : )
I think once I took the "need" to make cards out of the picture, and just had fun it was so much easier.... With saying that, most of my friends will not be getting home made cards for CHRISTMAS : ( ...

I sure hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back soon. Maybe next time I will have some fun pictures.I have a very busy December, with birthdays so I might sneak a few pictures in...

I want to wish each of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a season of love and happiness , May your BLESSINGS be plentiful and shared .


  1. I think that last one is just downright gorgeous and love that it was a "joint effort" of the two of you! :) All of these are brilliant. Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

  2. I like them all. That final one would make a great new years card. Snowflakes for January and the simple black/ white/ silver... perfect!

  3. Love your cards Soni! But I'm with you, that last one is awesome. What a great effect. Your revelation about "having to" as opposed to "wanting to" when it comes to making cards makes a big difference. I've been up in "my room" cranking out cards like crazy and at the end, it was just becoming a chore and no longer fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope the new year is wonderful and bright for you. Hugs, Curt

  4. They are beautiful! I especially love the black and white snowflake card. Absolutely gorgeous and so elegant!

  5. They are all beautiful cards Soni. My favorite is the angel. She's so cute and looks so soft. Your black snowflake card is pretty awesome also.

  6. Great cards!! I love the black and white one, so elegant!! Merry Christmas and I look forward to stalking your blog in the new year :)

  7. I think they all turned out great! :D