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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our "3 Months Till Christmas" Blog Hop.  Yes I said it, ONLY 3 MONTHS to go!  Whoo Hoo!!!  Each day I am getting more and more excited to start decorating my house but hubs makes me wait till the last weekend in November to get started (usually takes me 2 weeks to get all my decorating completed!)

Today I am the first stop on the hop, so lets get started!  As always I have two cards to show to you today, and the first one I am going to start off with is my colour mediem card and then on to my die cut card where I used the newly released Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set, Holiday Lulu & Libby on both my cards.  I am so in love with Lulu that I have EVERY set released of Lulu! 

So here is Santa Lulu coloured with Copics.......
Here is the inside of the cards.....

* Image & Sentiment: Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set, Holiday Lulu & Libby
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubard Stalk
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper:  Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad, Very Merry Christmas
* Green Cardstock: from my scraps
* Embroidered Flower Robbon:  Wrights Creative Classics by Simplicity from Michaels
* Fairy Dust Glitter, Suga Shimmer
* Martha Stewart Extra Fine Glue Pen (for glitter spots)
* ColorBox Chalk: Chocolate Roan
* Stugio G Chalk: Red from Michaels $1.50 bin
* Inside Sentiment:  My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Merry & Bright
* Creative Memories Silver Pen
* Glossy Accents
* Glue Dots (for ribbon)
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the beautiful Lulu Santa to show you the copic colours used.....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  E23, YR24, YR21
* EYES:  YG63 + Glossy Accents
* SANTA SUIT & SOCKS:  R59, R39, R37, R35, C3, C1
* SHOES & BELT:  E49, E47 + Creative Memories Silver Pen
* PRESENTS:  R59, R39, R37, R35, YG67, YG63, YG61
* BELL:  C3, C1 + Glossy Accents

So what do you think of Santa Lulu??  Well before you decide here is my second card showing you Star Lulu and my die cuts using My Favorite Things Die-Namics....
Here is the inside of the card.....
* Image & Sentiments: Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set, Holiday Lulu & Libby
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubard Stalk
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Patterned Paper: BoBunny 6x6 Paper Pad, Blitzen Collection
* Beige Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Cuttlebug Machine

* Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
* My Favorite Things Die-Namics: Star Stax, Stacking Stars & Fishtail Flags Stax
* ColorBox Chalk: Creamy Brown (outside) & Dark Brown (inside)
* Stickles: Golden Rod
* Sakura Gelly Roll Gold Star Pen
* Glossy Accents
* Zig Glue Pen to attach small stars
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the cute Start Lulu to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIN: E11, E00, E000
* HAIR: E49, E59, E25, E31
* EYES:  B14 + Glossy Accents
* OUTFIT: R46, R29, R27, R24, YG67.YG63, YG61
* SHOES: E49, E47, E44, E42
* STAR:  Sakura Gellyroll Gold Star Pen + Golden Rod Stickles

Here is a picture of the two cards together, what do you think?......
Sorry about the quality of the pictures and them being a lottle onthe dark side.  No matter what I didwith my Ott lights, the dreary rainy weather outside would not let me get a good shot =(
Here is a list of all the talented ladies in this months Christmas Blog Hop, there is only 6 lovely ladies playing along this time around so please do pop in to see what amazing Christmas projects that they have made to show you..
1.) Shari: (you are here!)
2.) Tara: (offering Candy for you)

I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas cards this month and I hope that I may have inspired you to get started on your cards for the very close approching holiday season! Please join us next month on the 25th for our 2 Months Till Christmas Blog hop, where I will have some Christmas candy to offer you =)
Now it is time for you to pop on over to see what Tara has made for you, and also to offer you some lovely candy!
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!


  1. These are really cute! I still can't believe it's just 3 months to Christmas!

  2. Both are adorable :) I envy your ability to 'color' so nicely!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  3. Love both of these Shari. Love both images.
    Caz x

  4. These are so pretty. Love your coloring. So happy to be on the hop with you!!

    Craftin Desert Divas

  5. Totally gorgeous Shari! I have fallen in love with Lulu too because of you and LOVE this set! Your colouring is amazing as always...super job :)


  6. These are both so them both!! Lee-Ann :)

  7. Awesome cards Shari! I love how you photograph your cards by setting the scene.

  8. I really love your card. Super cute

  9. Adorable so cute love them both as always I am amazed by your cards and your colouring. :)

  10. Hey BFF. Sorry I could not join you this month ~ lots going on with this big move. Your cards are amazing as always. I haven't even mounted my set yet let alone coloured them :) Socks!!

  11. Both of these Christmas cards are fantastic and love the different design. Great coloring as well.


  12. Your cards are beautiful!

  13. Shari these are beautiful I love the eyes on them and they are both beautifully coloured :) hugs Nikki C

  14. Happy Three Months to Christmas! I have to brag about my husband. He lets me decorate the first Saturday of November. I love it! Great job on the Lulu cards they are truly adorable!

  15. Your cards are so cute! I Love the expressions on the faces!


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