Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hi Everybody!

Gosh it has been a week since I posted!!! Where has the time gone??? I have been running all week to doctor and dentist appointments - getting caught up on all that stuff, plus lab tests! Our house is a big mess and is driving me crazy. My DH painted the bedroom for me last week and now is doing the bathroom and still the extra furniture is in the living room. We are giving away two twin beds with brass frames, a table, a feather bed etc. I can hardly wait to get it all out of here so I can get the house clean and tidy again and then decorate for Christmas! It has been our family tradition to put up the tree and decorate on DH's Birthday which is December 11. Sure hope that happens. Denis is putting molding around so that all has to be cut and painted white and then the walls painted to match the bedroom. You know how it goes a little gets done and then it has to dry before the next thing. In between the bathroom work he has put all the Christmas lights up outside and is now hatching a plan to decorate the yard some how. He loves doing things like this and it is always a surprise!! He can only work for a few hours early in the morning because he has a cataract that needs to be removed and can't see after that.... he is trying so hard - so I can't really complain.

Any way I didn't want you to think I hadn't been doing anything!!! LOL I have actually been working on a secret project that I can't mention for a while yet. So I have been creating.

I did make two Christmas Cards for my grandchildren for my mother to give them. She couldn't find Great Grandchildren cards anywhere so I whipped these two up and mailed them to her last Wednesday.

This first one is for Brandon and I have to thank my great Stampin' Up gal - Glenda - for teaching these great Punch Pals. I made this Santa.

I added a few things to him to make him more special: I put Dazzling Diamonds on the snowflakes on the background card stock as well as Santa's Beard, and Sparkly Fluff on his hat.
Added a bunch of white highlights and two black buttons to his coat and some Spica Silver Glitter Pen to his belt. I also added a white ribbon around the card and dangled a silver Santa charm from it. I also computer generated the sentiment for a Great Grandson.

Here is Mariah's Card:

The children have a cat named Reebok ( did I spell that right? - you know the runners? ), anyway she and Mariah are pretty fond of each other, so I thought I would make her this card.
I love Whipper Snapper Images and only have two of them, but one is this: Meowy Christmas.
I thought if I did it up in Mariah's favourite colour PINK and added lots of BLING she would be happy with it. I found some pink Christmas DP and added Dazzling Diamonds to all of the snowflakes. I stamped random soft blue snowflakes on my white card stock after stamping and masking the kitty. Put lots of DD on those snowflakes as well. I cut the image with my Nesties and also the dark pink scalloped oval from them as well. After I coloured with Copics and added Stickles to the hat and the bells, and Sparkly Fluff to the hat - I added two real bells to the oval and then adhered it onto the card with dimensionals. Forgot to mention that I cut the corners out with a Martha Stewart Corner Punch and am not liking that look AT ALL! Both the outside and inside sentiments for this card were computer generated as well.
They were fun and easy and I sure hope mom and the children like them.

I really wanted to say hi to all of you wonderful people who come and look at my blog on a regular basis. Want you to know how very much I appreciate it and that I have been doing something!!! LOL

I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving? Now it is almost Christmas and I can imagine all of the things you have to do in a few short weeks!!

Have fun with it - take care - drive carefully - and I will be back soon I hope :o)
Love Candy

Candy Mills

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday Morning!

Hello - I am home again from another trip to visit mom and my grandchildren!! Actually I have been home for exactly one week. My DH painted my bedroom while I was away so I had a lot of work to do when I got back, putting the room back together and getting caught up on housework and laundry that had accumulated while I was away. I also had a Dentist appointment and we each got our H1N1 and regular flu shots!! So this week I hope to get some cards made - even though I have another Dentist and a Doctor appointment!

Today I made a card for a friend from Ladner, who had hip replacement surgery. I was able to visit her for tea a couple of days before she had the operation and then popped off a gift when she first got home - but she was still to tired to see anyone. I wanted to make sure she received a nice card and used a Mo Manning Fairy I have been itching to get my hands on!!

I made the image small enough to cut her out with my second largest Round Nestie and then used the largest Scalloped Round Nestie to cut out a background to attach her to:

As you can see I used my 6X6 paper pad of Basic Grey Wisteria. I really love this paper :o)

I made the card out of Natural Card Stock and as I cut each piece of DP I inked the edges with a soft blue. I really wanted this card lightly sparkled and very soft, to look like a Fairy belonged on it!

Here is a closer picture:

I am sorry that I still haven't been able to fix my photo editing program so the pictures are not the best!

I coloured Mo's Fairy with Copics - all my lightest colours - except for her hair. I gave her soft lip stick and nail polish - which you probably can't see! All the bubbles have Crystal Lacquer on them and her wings have been coloured all different soft shades and then I covered them with glue and sprinkled Crystal Glitter Ritz on them. I also sprinkled the same glitter on all the stars of her skirt and head band. The soft beige colour around her is done with Pearlescent Chalk except for the little bit at her feet with which I used a Copic again. I also put glue into all of the flower centres on the DP background and sprinkled the Glitter Ritz on them as well. Wanted as much light and airy sparkles as possible. Two pieces of sheer brown 1/4" ribbon were wrapped around the card twice and then I made two bows and placed them on with glue dots. The ribbon is a great match to the brown in the DP. I also used 3 Bella Baubles to pick up the mauve in the DP and in her dress. The sentiment was computer made by me and cut out with a SU punch, as was the piece of DP that I glued it onto. With the blue ink sponged around the sentiment it is hard now to tell it is the same paper as the Scallop Circle. Both the Fairy and sentiment are put on with 3 D tape.

The inside of the card I kept very plain. I used some more of the Wisteria Collection and simply covered both pages with it. I added a butterfly button I have been hoarding for years and years to the Wisteria on the left hand page and put a simple sentiment on the right page:

I have been dieing to get back to making cards because all the time I was away I was looking at all of your blogs and seeing marvelous work being done ..............OH it does hurt to be away from my stamps etc. LOL LOL
I am sure most of you are getting ready for big Thanksgiving Celebrations on Thursday. I hope they are as wonderful as you wish they will be and would like to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving if you live in USA.
Hope to be seeing you real soon with another post ~ Love Candy
Candy Mills