Thursday, 13 December 2012

winter fun!

Sorry for being AWOL once again! Its that time of year where everyone is busy and when I do get a spare moment, blogging is not what first pops into my head, but now that I sit here I am thinking my life is pretty sweet right now... 

Its cold and frosty outside, bit I am inside with the nice hot fire, I'm sitting next to our Christmas tree, in a very Christmassy house. There are a gazillion homemade cookies in boxes in the kitchen waiting to be bagged up, tied and tagged for gifts. We made an awesome gingerbread house too!! Oh I definately have that Christmassy feeling going on! Love it! 

To go with that Christmassy feeling, I have a couple of Christmassy cards for you! 

Winter Skating and Tubing

Stamp Set: Winter Wonderland, Curly Cute 
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Crumb Cake,  Blush Blossom
Cardstock: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Punch: 1 3/4" Circle
Extras: Silver Dazzling Details 

I used the blender pen to colour in the little kids, everything was assembled and the final thing to do is line the circle punches with a thin line of silver dazzling details! 

Seeing as I've been absent for a while, I thought I'd give you a bonus card today. 

Winter Wonderland Ornaments

Stamp Set: Winter Wonderland, Curly Cute 
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Blush Blossom Island Indigo
Carstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Gumball Green Core'dinations
Bis Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Emboss, Holiday Ornaments Framelits 
Extras: Linen Thread, Dazzling Details 

I just LOVE this card! The "snowglobe" ornaments are adorable aren't they?! I coloured them with the blender pen again for that watercolour look. I used dazzling diamonds because I wanted that thick glittery look but dazzling diamonds would work well too. 
The Gumball Green cardstock is a lighter shade underneath so once embossed I sanded the paper to reveal the pretty colour below! 

I hope you enjoyed a couple Winter Wonderland creations today. If you want any last minute gifts for Christmas you have until the end of today to get your order to me and I will tag it on to the last order before Christmas!! 

Happy crafting! 

Amanda xx