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Friday, October 25, 2013

2 Months Till Christmas Hop!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Since today is the 25th of the month that means that it is only 2 months until Christmas and time for another Fun hop with our fabulously talented Christmas Design Team ladies!

This month our theme to follow is a photo inspiration which I will share with you after I show you my two Christmas cards I have made for you.  I am the first stop on our fun little hop so lets get started!  I will have a full hop list at the end of my post for you to follow =)

For my first card I not only have an adorable image to show you that I am very proud of how the colouring turned out, as well as a technique that you may not have tried yet and is easy to incorporate into your card making and scrapbooking - Glitter Ritz!
On this card all the red accents you see (the scalloped circle and the outline of the sentiment) were all done using Glitter Ritz to help make the card sparkle!

Here is a look at the inside of the card...
Supplies Used: 
* Image: Whimsy Wee Stamps, Berry 
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Cottage Ivy
* Memory Box Cling Stamps, Merry Christmas Flourish  
* Spellbinders:  Classic Scalloped Circles Lg & Standard Circles Lg
* White Sparkle Paper: DCWV Christmas Glitter Mattstack
* Outside Sentiment:  My Favorite Things, Sparkling Season
* Green Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
(All links listed below are products available to purchase at One Crazy Stamper!!)
Here is a close up of the image to see the Copic colours used....
Copic Colours Used: 
* Skin:  E11,E00, E000 
* Hair:  E37, YR24, Y26, Y21, E50 
* Greens:  G28, G24, G21, G20 
* Kitty:  E37, E35, E34, E31, E30,R21, R20 
* Red:  R89, R39, R37, R35 
* Whites:  C3, C1, C00 + Fairy Dust Sugar Shimmer Glitter 

Here is an angled view to see the glittered areas a little better and to see the Glitter Ritz effect on the scalloped boarder....

Here is my 2nd card I created to show to you....
Here is a look at the inside of the card....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  My Favorite Things, You Shine
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk
* Clear Gems
* Paper:  Wild Rose Studio 6x6 Annabelle's Christmas
* Cardstock: Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
* Outside Sentiment:  PrintWorks, Deck the Halls
* Inside Sentiment: House Mouse Designs Christmas Clear Stamp Set
* Spellbinder: Petite Scalloped Ovals Lg
Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E29, E27, E23, E50
* Hairband:  R39, R35, Y19,Y15, Y13
* Sweater, Pants & Shoes:  R89, R59, R37, R35
* Sweater Cuffs and Band:  G46, G43
* Earrings:  R37
* Light bulbs:  C3, C1, C00 + Fairy Dust Sugar Shimmer Glitter

Here is a close up of the light bulbs to show you the Fairy Dust Sugar Shimmer Glitter....

Can you guess the inspiration for these cards, well wonder not, here is the photo I based my cards off of where I pulled the reds, greens and whites from as well as the lights (glitter)....

Here is the full hop order for this month in case you get lost along the way....
Shari~ You are Here!

So with only 2 months till Christmas, I hope I have I inspired you to get started on your Christmas cards too?  Enjoy the hop and see you again next month!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting & MERRY CHRISTMAS!


  1. Shari wow,wow and wow!
    The colouring on your first card is amazing.
    The folds in her clothes look so real.
    Your second card is so fun and sparkly!
    You rocked the theme this month!

  2. Shari they are beautiful .. As always your colouring amazes me. :) ..hugs.. Don't think your getting my emails :( let me know we need to catch up very soon.

  3. Shari your cards are FANTASTIC! I LOVE how you incorporated the glitter ritz, sparkly is always good :) Both your cards a superb as usual!


  4. Two more great cards Shari. Love the way you decorate the inside too. Love your take on the challenge.
    Hope you are doing ok.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  5. Great cards, my friend. I like the glitter ritz and the fairy dust. I am a true girly girl and love me some bling! Socks.

  6. I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff you post.


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