Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My first Christmas Card of the Year

Well I'm kinda off to an early start with Christmas cards. Usually I only make a few to send out but other then that I make a Christmas photo of the kids and send that out instead. Its much cheaper and plus all the relatives get to see an update. I've been busy making shirts for my son and boy oh boy am I enjoying it. The material is so adorable and they look so cute on him.  Its nice to have a break though cause when something goes wrong it can get frustrating.
So anyway the card that I made is my most frequent used style and the one I'm known most for. The background paper comes from online somewhere. I like printing background papers instead of using designer papers. The ribbon comes from the walmart, the punch I used is a Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch and the rhinestones come from one of the local Dollarama's. The plain green sheet is actually a metallic sheet that also comes from the Dollarama.  However, they haven't been carrying it for 2 years now and they haven't gotten it back since. I'm so glad I stacked up on the stuff. So anyways, here is my card...
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  2. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Make A Christmas Card (Last Challenge)
  3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas Is Coming
  4. One Stitch At A Time - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace (Ribbon)
  5. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  6. Challenge 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  7. Crafts And Me Challenges - Ribbon or Trim (Ribbon)
  8. Crafty Sentiment Designs - Red White And Green
  9. Delightful Challenges - Red And Green
  10. Creative Inspirations - Traditional Christmas Colors
  11. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Friday, November 23, 2012

What I've been busy Sewing...

I mentioned in a post yesterday that I've been busy sewing. Today I'm here to show you one of those things. My mom asked me to make her a couple pairs of Robeez. They are pretty easy to make providing you have a good machine that can sew leather very well. And the thinner the leather the easier it is too. I've made a few pairs and the one I'm showing you today is the latest pair I made. The picture on top is supposed to be 2 cherries. Robeez make good christmas presents for babies and young toddlers depending on their age.

I would like to enter this project into the current challenges: (if sewn projects are allowed though)
  1. Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
  2. Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card
  3. Nutcrackers Challenge #31 - A Christmas Present
  4. Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
  5. Pin And Tack - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 22, 2012

3rd Post Today

When I sat down to make a card yesterday, I ended up making 2. The second one is a birthday card for a boy. I'm not very good at making Masculine cards cause they are always too plain for my liking. Simon Says Stamp has a new challenge themed Dawny's Sketch. I absolutely love it and just had to try it out. The image is from a stamp set that I won in a blog candy, not sure what its called though. The circle sentiment is from Kates-Krafty-Korner. She has a wonderful selection of Free Sentiment so head on over there and check them out and don't forget to leave her some love.  There are 2 ribbons one on top of the other. The top one is another one of those beautiful sheer ribbons from the Crop Stop Store. The silvery-blue paper on the bottom was in a paper pack that I won in a blog candy a little over a year ago and yesterday I decide that I had to open it come what may. It adds a beautiful look to this card.

I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Dawny's Sketch
  2. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Card For A Child
  3.  Oldie But A Goodie Challenges - Anything But Christmas
  4. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Stitching
  5. Top Tip Tuesday Challenges - Kids/Teens
  6.  Dream Valley Challenges  - Anything Goes
  7. Eureka Stamps - For The Kids
  8. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Hip To Be Square
  9.  Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
  10. Send A Smile For Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids
  11. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Birthday and Three - 3 bear stickers and 3 rhinestones
  12. One Stitch At A Time Challenges - Use A Digi (Sentiment)
  13. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  14. Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
  15. Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 2 Ribbons (both are blue and on top of one another)  
  16. Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Textiles (Ribbon)


Hi there fellow bloggers. Its been a while since I posted my last card so I decided to sit down today and make a few. I've been busy sewing the past couple of weeks so I haven't had much time on my hands to do anything else. I found a couple challenges across blog land that I just had to take time and enter. One of them was definitely new to me. Feather's. I've honestly never put any feathers on any LO's or Cards so I decided I had to try it. I love how it turned out.  I bought the sheer ribbon online from the Crop Stop store a little over 1/2 a year ago. Up till now I was thinking that I had to keep it cause its so beautiful but now I decided that it would look so beautiful on cards, so glad I used it. I thought their ribbons had wonderful prices and I look forward to buying from them in the future. The punch is one of my favorites in my stash and its a Limited Edition Fiskars Border Punch. The embossing folder I used is called the Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder and the stamp along the bottom of the page is from a set that Kim over at "Its All About Crafting" sent me after I was one of the lucky winners of her wonderful blog candy, "Thanks Kim". The sentiment is a freebie from over that the Word Art Challenge Blog.
Here is my card...

I would  like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
  2. The Cuttlebug Spot - Feathers
  3. One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi (Sentiment)
  4. Crafts and Me Challenges - Circles (Pearls and Rhinestones)
  5. ABC Challenges - B is for Butterfly
  6. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  7. Oldie But A Goodie Challenges - Anything But Christmas
  8. Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
  9. Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
  10. Dream Valley Challenges  - Anything Goes

And before I go I have to let you guys know about a wonderful giveaway that is happening now in blog land. Damaris is having a wonderful "25 Day's Of Christmas" giveaway over at her blog. The giveaway ends Dec 14 so you might want to hurry on over there and check it out. Click on either the blog name above or the picture below to take you there. Best of luck to everyone.

I Got Happy Mail

I won a couple of candy a while back and boy was I excited when they showed up in our mail. First, I was the winner of Camilla's October Blog candy on Nov 1 and I love the wonderful assortment of goodies she sent me. Thanks Camilla.

The second candy that arrived in the mail for me was from the wonderful Jacque over at Jacque's Joie de Vivre. She sent the most beautiful selection of Flowers and sheer ribbon. I've seen quite a few flower types since I started making cards using the Magnolia stamps but none have been as beautiful as these. Love them Jacque. Thank so much. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The day that some of you have been waiting for is here. The winner has been chosen and but this time I did it a little differently. Candy over at Candy's Craft Corner chooses her winners by video and I thought it would be a wonderful thing to try. I'm sorry about the poor quality but my camera is old and so far I haven't been able to afford a new one and plus its always hard to get a good picture if your videoing a computer screen.So anyway enough with my chatter, lets get on with it. 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please email me with your info at realcanadiangurl(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get your package in the mail for you asap.