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Sunday, March 25, 2012

"9 Months Till Christmas!" Blog Hop

It is the 25th of the month and that means that it is time for another Christmas card blog hop!  This month it is not only Heather and myself showing you two Christmas cards each, but a total of 5 blogs to visit in this fun hop! In each blog you will see one card that is made using a colouring meduim and a second card made using a die cut of some sort.

If you have come by here just by chance, the good new is you are at the beginning of the hop and a list of the blogs that you can visit will show below my cards that I have made to show to you, so you can continue on from here =)

Here are the two Christmas cards I have made for this I have a total of 4 cards already made to give out in December, whoo hoo!!.....

Here is a picture of my coloured Christmas card......
* 4 x 5.5 cardsand envelope
* Deacon & Eva HO HO digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps
* Copic X-press paper
* Copic Markers (colourslisted below close up image)
* Merry Christmas sentiment from Michael's $1.50 bin
* Paterned paper from: My Minds Eye "12 Days of Christmas" 6x6 paper pad
* White & Green cardstock from my stash
* Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal
* Star Dust Stickles
* Sakura Gellyroll Redstar, Limestar & Clearstar pens
* Close to My Heart Pondarosa Pine Ink
* Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
* 3D pop dots

Here is a close up of the Copic colours used....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* EVA'S HAIR:  E25, E31, E50
* EVA'S CLOTHES:  R59, R39, R37,R35
* EVA'S SHOES:  Sakura Gellyroll Redstar & Clearstar pens
* EVA'S FUR AND POMPOM:  Star Dust Stickles
* DEACON'S HAIR:  E49, E47, E44
* DEACON'S CLOTHES:  G29, G46, G07, YR24, YR21, C00
* DEACON'S FUR ON HAT: Star Dust Stickles
* PRESENT:  Sakura Gellyroll Redstar, Limestar & Clearstar pens (it's really sparkly IRL!)
* HO HO:  R59, R39, R37, R35, G29, G46, G07
* SNOWFLAKES:  Ranger Liquid Pearls, White Opal & Stickles Star Dust

Here is a picture of the inside of the card......

And now for the Die Cut card using my Cruict Machine......
* 4 x 5.5 cardsand envelope
* Cricut Jolly Holidays Lite cartridge: Gingerbreadman cut at 3" and since a shadow is n/a on lite cartridges, I cut the red Gingerbreadman background at 3 1/4 to create a shadow
* Red, White & Brown Cardstock from my stash
* Patterned Paper: First Edition Paper "Festive Treats" 6x6 paper pad
* 2 x White brads & 2 x Red brads from my stash
* Red satin ribbon from my local $Store
* Colorbox Catseye Chestnut Liquid Chalk
* Warm Holiday Wishes sentiment from Michaels
* Close to My Heart Cranberry Ink
* Glue pen
* 3D pop dots

Here is a look at the inside of the card......

So now that you have checked out my two cards, hop on through our fun little blog hop and see what the other crafty ladies have created....your next stop is the lovely (and my BFF) Heather.

Here is the complete list for the hop.   Incase you get lost along the way come on back here and you can find the list again...
SHARI (this is me, you are here!!)

If you are interested in joining in on this fun hop the 25th of each month through to November, please let me know, we would like to find at least 1 or 2 more people to join in, and hey you never know, if we get some good feedback from you we may even throw in some Christmas candy in the upcoming months just for hopping around our blogs =)   (hint*hint*wink*wink*)

I hope that you enjoyed my cards today and maybe been inspired to get a head start on your Christmas cards as well.  I would love to hear from you after you have visited all the tallented ladies to know what you thought of this fun little hop - please come back and leave me a comment to let me know.


I would like to enter my cards into the following Challenges:

* Winter Wonderland - Photo Inspirational:  My Gingerbreadman card as I made a big red bow on the card to match the photo shown.

* Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes: I would like to enter my Ho Ho card for this challenge (Digi image)

* Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge #29 - Sentiment: I would like to enter my Ho Ho card for this challenge (Digi image and sentiment)

Hope to see you back real soon.    

Until next time, keep crafting!


Monday, March 12, 2012

A Twilight Weekend!

Hello my crafty blogland friends!  This past weekend I hosted a Twilight Movie Marathon Party with a few of my best buds! And boy did we have a great time!

This coming Sunday is my birthday but I am stuck working on Saturday and knew if I wanted to do anyting with my girlfriends for my birthday that it would have to be a week early, so I asked them to come over to my house to watch all 4 of the Twilight movies.  Everyone brought a potluck dish for our dinner and everyone also brought a snack for us to munch on during the movie marathon- oh my goodness there was sooooo much food, and boy was it goooood!

As all my friends know, I am a little bit (just a little) crazy about Twilight.  One weekend when my hubs and I were out and about I asked him to stop at every party store that we could find so that I could find Twilight decorations, and we were successful!  In the picture below you will see how my dinning room table was all decked out. I purchased a gift bag and tissue at a local $Store for my centerpiece, I found Twilight dinner plates with Bella, Edward & Jacob on them, also found Jacob & Edward side plates  as well as a Twilight (Cullen Family) tablecloth, man I was so excited when I saw it all in the store (skweeled like a little girl, as my hubs turned and went away from me so he would not be seen with the crazy lady).  I made Raspberry punch to have the red look of the vampires drink, and also made cherry Jello shooters for the event (yummm).  You will also notice that there is another item on the table that I have not mentioned, but dont worry I will get to that shortly - It was a gift I made for all my girlfriends who attended, and yes it was made using my copics of course!  You will have to read on to see what it is =)

Here is a close up of the awesome plates I found........ I am so Team Edward and I of course had an Edward plate ;)

Alright you don't have to wait any longer, below you will find my special gift to all my girlfriends.....
 I made each of my girlfriends a Twilight bookmark for them to use when re-reading the Twilight Saga.  On one side of the bookmark is Bella & Edward and on the other side is Jacob, so depending if they are Team Edward or Team Jacob then they have the option.  I got the Twilight digi images from Sassy Studio Designs (I am so in love with all their digi stamps!), and as soon as I received these images I knew exactly what to make with them for my friends (and myself as well).  I used Black cardstock as my base of the bookmark, then backed Edward & Bella with Red Cardstock and Jacob with Grey Carstock.  I punched the top and bottom edge with my EK Success boarder punch then used a hole punch at the top to make room for the 3 strands of ribbon (black, red and white with a siver boarder) to give the tassel look.

Here is a closeup of the coloured images....
* Bella's Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Bella's Hair:  E29, E27, E25, E23
* Bella's Eyes: E27, E23
* Bella's Lips: R39, R37
* Bella's Eyeshadow:  E70
* Bella's Shirt:  R59, R39, R37, R35
* Bella's Pants:  E79, E77, E74
* Edward's Skin:  E00, E000, E000
* Edward's Lips:  R20
* Edward's Hair:  E59, E25, E17
* Edward's Eyes:  YR27, YR24
* Edward's Shirt:  W9, W7, W5
* Jacob's Skin:  E13, E11, E00
* Jacob's Lips:  E13, E11
* Jacob's Hair:  W9, W7, W5
* Jacob's Eyes: E29
* Jacob's Shirt:  W5, W3, W1
* Jacob's Pants: E89, E87, E84
* Jacob's Shoes:  W7, W5, W3, W1

I would like to enter my bookmark in to the following challenges;

* Love to Create Challenge #6 - About the Ladies (Gifts for all my girlfriends!)

* Charisma Cardz Challenge #9 - Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon (well I think my tassels cover that!)

* Jelly Park Challenges - National Crafting Month Challenge (I never seem to make any craft these days with out my Copics!) 
Jelly Park also has an amazing free didgi stamp available to you, go check it out, just click on the above Jelly Park Challenges link!!

I hope that you enjoyed my post today and feel free to leave me a commnet, I love to hear from you and also visit your blogs too.  Hope that you will come back soon to see me =) 

Don't forget, coming up on the 25th of the month (and every month through to November 25th) I will have 2 Christmas cards to show you.  If you are interested in joining in on a fun Christmas card hop with me and a couple of friends, please let me know either by commenting or e-mailing me at

Until next time, keep Crafting!

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