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Friday, May 25, 2012

7 Months Till Christmas Fun Blog Hop

REVISION:  WHOO HOO My Reindeer card won the "Animal" Challenge over at

Hello and welcome to our "7 MONTHS TILL CHRISTMAS Fun Blog Hop" 

If you are not aware, on the 25th of each month myself and a few friend get together to show you two Christmas cards each.  One card is to be completed using a colour medium (ie: Copics, Pencils, inks, etc.) and one is to be completed using a die cut of some kind (ie: Cricut, Quickutz, Sizzix, Spellbinders, etc.).  I started this little hop back in February along with my BFF Heather who wanted to join in on the fun, and we now are well on our way to taking the stress away over the November and December months trying so hard to get all our cards made in time for Christmas.  Have you completed any Christmas cards yet?

I also want to invite to to come back to my blog on June 25th for our "6 Months Till Christmas Hop" as some blogs on the hop with have Christmas Candy for you to win!  Mark your calenders so you do not forget =)

You should have arrived here from the sweet TARA'S BLOG, but if you just happened by my blog, feel free to start at the beginning of the hop with the "UBBER Tallented" (and my BFF) HEATHER'S BLOG so that you dont miss out on all the fun!

Without further delay, here are my two cards....

First I will show you my COPIC coloured card where I used a Tilda image.  I hope that you see the same picture that I see in my head when you look at this image?  As soon as I saw this new image I said "hey that looks like a Christmas Craker hat!"  so that is what I hope you see on this card too =)....let me know.... 

 Here is a picture of the inside with a "Christmas Craker"with sentiment.....
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Image:  Magnolia, PrincessParty Tilda
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black for Tilda and the inside sentiment
* Copic Markers (colours listed below)
* Spellbinder Nestabilites: Labels Ten
* Patterned Paper:  LOST & Found Christmas
* Cardstock:  From my scrap bin
* ColorBox Chalk: Dark Moss
* Christmas Spirit Sentiment:  KraiserCraft Christmas Sentiments
* Inside "Cracker": Cricut Sweet Treats Lite cartridge - Taffy cut at 3"
* Stampin' Up Red & White Twine (tied on the ends of the Cracker)
* Merry Bright Inside Sentiment:  Gel-a-tins (I added the + with a black copic multiliner)
* Ink used: Close to my Heart, Ponderosa Pine + Cranberry

Here is a close up of the beautiful Princess Party Tilda in her "Christmas Craker" hat....I think I am getting a hang of these saturated blends!......
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  E59, E25, E31
* HAT:  W7, G29, G28, G46, G07
* DRESS & SOCKS:  W7, R89, R59, R39, R37 (think this is my new fav colour combo!)
* SHOES:  W3, W1, W00 + W5 for the soles
* LACES:  R59, R39
* GROUND:  W1, W00, 0

Now on to my QUICKUTZ card....."Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"....
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Quickutz 2x2: Reindeer
* Zig Glue Pen (to put together reindeer parts)
* Cardstock:  all from my scrap bin!
* Patterned Paper:  Jellibean Soup 12x12 paper (sorry forget actual name)
* My Favorite Things Die-namics, Flags
* I*Rock Tool
* I*Rock Teenie Tiny Black Gems for eyes
* I*Rock Red Gem for Reindeer Nose
* Red Bling from Jolee's (Michaels)
* Ink:  Close To My Heart, Cranberry
* Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie, Rudy the Reindeer sentiment
* Sakura Clear Glaze Pen (for reindeer's antlers)
* 3D Pop Dots (for Reindeer)

Well I sure hope you enjoyed today's post as much as I enjoyed making the cards and sharing them with you!  Now it is time for you to pop over to the very talented GEORGIANA'S BLOG to see what she has created. 

Remember, come on back in June on the 25th for your chance to win some CHRISTMAS CANDY!!

In case you get lost along the way, here is this month's blog hop order;
Shari (ME!!!) 

I would like to enter this card into the following CHRISTMAS Challenge;
* Christmas Cards All Year Round, May 2012 Challenge:  Christmas Carols - I would like to enter in my "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" Card for this challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges;
* Totally Paper Craft Challenge #118: Animals - I would like to enter in my "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" Card for this challenge.

Thank you for visiting me today & I would LOVE to hear from you, your comments always brighten my day =) !

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Lots of Hugs; 


  1. Your projects are great! Your coloring on Tilda is fantastic.

  2. Well, bff, you rocked it again!!! Both of your cards are extremely cute but your Christmas tilda with the cracker hat finds a special place in my heart as all I have is pictures from each Christmas of my family wearing these hats for dinner for as long as I can remember. Thanks for the memories. Socks!!!!!!!

  3. Oh my you ladies are doing amazing cards. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Adorable cards and yes it does look like a Christmas cracker hat. lol
    I am having such a great time with this blog hop each month. Thank you for including me.

  5. Beautiful cards Shari! I love the Christmas cracker, it turned out great :) Tilda is just adorable. The reindeer is super cute and perfect with the saying of course.


  6. Love them! Your colouring is amazing and the sentiment on your reindeer card is too perfect!

  7. Hi Shari
    Thanks so much for inviting me to play along....I loved making my cards for this hop.
    Your colouring on Tilda is stunning and the reindeer is such a fun card.
    Love them both.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  8. What adorable cards! Excellent idea getting your Christmas cards done slowly over time. I'm like a mad woman come the holiday season and get so frazzled. Your coloring is excellent and I love that sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenge this week and good luck! <3

  9. Your colouring of Tilda is great! So much fun getting to make Christmas cards early :)

  10. Lovely cards Shari, great idea to spread the Christmas card making over the year like this! Thank you for playing along with us at CCAYR!

  11. Both of these cards are super sweet! Love how you've colored her pleats in her dress...definitely captured the 3d effect.



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