Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cheery Lynn Challenge Flowers On A Card

Good Morning Ladies,
I am up and at it early today. I started laundry at 4 am. So much too do.
I have decided to join the challenge over at Cheery Lynn this week. Here is the link....
Cheery Lynn Challenge Flowers On A Card is the challenge and here is my card....
 I created this card by taking a sheet of prima paper in the size of 6 inches by 6 inches. It was attached to a white card. The prima paper was covered by vellum so the design just peeks through. My rocking horse is an image by Holly Berry House. He was stamped and embossed on white card stock in black. I then colorized him with water color markers. I added liquid pearls to his rocker. Now for the Cheery Lynn Design dies...I used B147 Olive Branches for my leafy vines. I cut these from a printed K&Company card stock. I used SF-4 Stacker Flower #4 for my flowers. I layered the blue flowers under the white flowers curling each petal. I attached these using beacon 3 in 1 glue pushing the centers down to the card. To the center of the flowers I added rhinestones. This produced a very cute baby card.
This is a side view of the flowers.
I love the Cheery Lynn dies. They have taken my art to a whole new level. Thanks Cherry Lynn!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, December 16, 2011

Joan's Challenge Quick Christmas Card Leaping Reindeer

Good Evening Ladies,
Christmas is coming fast. I am going to have to kick it into gear and get everything done. But not before I enter Joan's last challenge of the year. So click here to see all the talent going on over there....
Here is my entry for Joan's Challenge Quick Christmas Card Leaping Reindeer....
This is a quick card for me. The reindeer and trees are stamped on La Blanche paper. No coloring needed. I sponged in the background with Tim Holtz distressed inks. Stickles under foot for the snow. A spellbinders tree with the word rejoice stamped on it and a flat back star for the topper. The Martha Stewart vine punch with stickles down the center for a little extra sparkle.
I can't wait for the new year challenges at Joan's.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jingle Bells Santa Card Joan's Challenge

Good Evening Ladies,
I am up late working on creations. Too long of a nap after work today. So I thought I would bring you one more card.
I am posting this one over at Joan's for the challenge this week...
Here it is....
I call it Jingle Bells Santa Card
 I created this card using a piece of paper from the bo bunny christmas tablet. I used crystal laquer to highlight the Jingle Bells words. I used a martha stewart punch to create the border piece at the bottom of the card. The poinsettia flower was created with shimmer card stock, gold embossing powder and a Heartfelt Creations stamp set. The santa is a La Blanche stamp. He is stamped on La Blanche paper and colorized with Tim Holtz distressed ink using pen nibs and makeup sponges. I added Tim Holtz distressed stickles in straw to the fur on his hat.
A close-up of Santa.
You can find these products at Joan's. Click on the link above to visit her shop on-line.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, December 12, 2011

La Blanche and Tim Holtz Colide

Good Morning Ladies,
I have been posting Christmas for so long I thought I would create a different kind of card. I call this one...
La Blanche and Tim Holtz Colide....
I feel these two companies meld together well. The stamp is by La Blanche. I stamped this on La Blanche paper with archival ink. It was then colorized with Tim Holtz distressed ink. The background card stock is from the Tim Holtz resist pad. I also used Tim Holtz distressed ink to colorize this. The stamped panel is raised with pop dots. The clock is a jewelry pendant that was shiny silver. It did not match. So I used Tim Holtz metallic mixitives to turn it the color I wanted. That was much easier than I thought it would be and will be using this technique again. The black coated paper clip is from my office supplies. I left this card blank inside because I can think of many occasions to use this card for. Such as a scrooge christmas card, a father time new year's card, a birthday card, a funny card at tax time....the list goes on. to my day job...
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Old English Sheepdog Christmas Card Joan's Challenge

Good Evening Ladies,
Slowly getting ready for Christmas. Today I went to get lights for my new tree. I decided my old m&m guy lights are to heavy for the new skinny tree. So we went out to get new smaller lights. Wal-Mart was our first stop. I could not believe it. Wal-Mart was out of tree lights. So off to ace I went. I found lights there on a reel. All on one string. I bought these. I will not have all those plugs going down the back of my tree this year.
Here is my card for the challenge over at
Old English Sheepdog Christmas Card Joan's Challenge ....
The challenge is a christmas card....anything goes.
To create this card I stamped an old english sheep dog on white cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder. I colorized him using copic markers. He was cut out by hand. I took white glitter cardstock and covered my card. I tore two strips of white glitter cardstock to create layers of snow. Three Christmas trees were cut from green holly holographic foil paper using a spellbinder die set. They were added on to the card with the layering of the snow pieces. I added a flatback angel to the top of the largest tree. Pieces of a gold glitter holiday pick was added to each corner. In the very corners of each gold leaf piece I added rouge liquid pearls to create holly berries.
When I create my Christmas cards no two are alike. I am not one for repeat creations.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Wind Swept Horse Card

Good Morning Ladies,
It has been way too long since I posted last. I was off at a dog show for four days last week and weekend. And then there was so much to catch up on at the house. Well I'm still behind in everything.
Here is a card for you today......
Christmas Wind Swept Horse ....
This card was created using green holly leave foil paper for the background on which the horse panel sits. The horse is stamped on a panel of La Blanche paper from He is colorized using Tim Holtz distressed ink applied with Range pen nibs. He is trotting through a field of snowtex sprinkled with diamond dust. The sleighs are cut from mirror card using a Cheery Lynn die from Joans. The holly is cut from gold mirror card using another cheery lynn die from Joans. It features all of the glitz of the holidays.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog