Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I spent a wonderful evening with my family as we celebrated into the early hours of Christmas.  We have a White Christmas after all!  It such a wonderful time of the year to be with family and friends. 

Silver bell - Cricut Joys of the Season
Foil covered cardstock using Cuttlebug snowflake folder
DCWV Shimmer cardstock in brown and Anna Griffin Calisto Christmas
Small ribbon for embellishment

Enjoy the holiday season!  Peace, Joy and Happiness!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sugar 'n Spice

Another rainy day and only 10 days before Christmas.  We really need some colder days and white, fluffy snow.  The meteorologists are saying that it could be a green Christmas - oh no! 

Here's a quick card that I made after finding the perfect background.

Image Cricut A Child's Year
Cardstock DCWV Glitter then embossed with Cuttlebug Dots folder
Background cardstock Recollections Sugar Plum collection

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Carollers

Only 11 days 'til Christmas...the preparations are well underway.  We'll be decorating our real balsam tree this evening.  Nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree!

One of my favourite Christmas cards this year are the carollers.  Such a fun card to make!  I have so many Christmas songs that I enjoy.  I'm especially fond of the Canadian Tenors The Perfect Gift album.  An old time favourite is Kenny Rogers' Christmas Everyday.

Carollers - Cricut Winter Frolic, House - Joys of the Season
Face - Peachy Keen Stamps, pink chalk for cheeks
Hero Arts Noel Stamp
Brads and glitter for embellishments
Cardstock - DCWV Shimmer stack in brown and Recollections Sugar Plum for the green plaid

What is your favourite Christmas song?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stitched Ornament

Good morning!  It looks like freezing rain for us today.  It has been such a mild December, hardly any snow and a bit of rain.  I'm still dreaming of a White Christmas.

Here is a card that I embroidered for some dear friends.  I haven't made too many stitched cards as I've been exploring the wonderful world of Cricut.  I will be making more stitched cards in 2012!

Ornament design Erica Fortgens
Stitched with multicoloured embroidery metallic floss
Embellished with glass beads
Blue frame DCWV Shimmer Stack using Cricut Elegant Edges
Silver card base DCWV Shimmer Stack

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Joys of the Christmas Season

It's Monday and just 13 days 'til Christmas.  I had a wonderful weekend of baking - 11 recipes.  The house was filled with the great aroma of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate.  Lots of butter used at this time of the year but we'll worry about our waistline in the new year :)!

A simple card sending "Joy" to our special friends:

White cardstock using Cuttlebug folder
Cricut snowflake on scrap cardstock
Ribbon, pearl and tree brads for embellishment

Have a great day and hope you're enjoying the "Joys of the Season"!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Weeks 'Til Christmas - Wow!

It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in just a few short weeks.  The good news is that the house is decorated, we've done some baking and my cards have been mailed.  We'll put up the real tree this week. 

Angel: Cricut Christmas on DCWV glitter stack
Background:  DCWV Christmas Combo and green cardstock
Embellishments:  Gold ribbon
Stamped message inside:  "Wishing you Christmas Cheer" embossed with white powder

I'll try and be more diligent about posting regularly.

Hope you're enjoying the lead-up to Christmas!