Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas & a very happy and blessed New Year's wish

Hello crafty friends,

The holiday season has kept me super busy as I'm sure you all can relate to. I haven't had much time to craft let alone post pics here but did manage make some super quick Christmas cards to be able to send to family and friends but I didn't take any pictures of those. I made one more card using one of my favorite MFT sketches for my DD because I accidentally sent hers in the mail. lol

Wishing all of you a blessed and safe holiday season and many blessings in the coming year!

Bettina :)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Magical Christmas

Hello there,

Is everyone getting into the Christmas spirit? We're slowly getting ready taking our time decorating and whatnot over the course of advent. Of course, I have to make a few Christmas cards, too, to send out to family and a few close friends. I dreamed up this card I'm sharing today over the course of a week or so. I've had this super cute BB You Have My Heart stamp set for a while but strangely enough haven't used it very often. Every time I look at the stamp of the little girl with her pup looking at each other I feel like they're sharing some secret or witnessing something beautiful together (like a cozy fire, a beautiful sunrise/sunset, fireworks (I actually made a card with that)......or Santa trying to scramble up the chimney.

I couldn't even begin to share what all went into making this card but the main products were the BB You Have My Heart stampset & dies by MFT for the main image, the BB Santa's Elves for the elf, the tree & some of the presents and baubles, the BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set & dies for presents, the ME Charmed stamps & die set for the wreath, and finally the Cricut Quilted Christmas cartridge for the Santa in the fireplace image and the Cricut Creative Cards cartridge for the window & curtains.. Before your eyes glaze over, lol, here's the card:

I cut the firplace with Santa image using my old Cricut Expression 2 from all white cardstock because I didn't want to have to figure out the colored cardstock and also because either way I would add details because otherwise it looks a bit flat to me. So, all the colors and details were colored in using my Spectrum Noir markers.

I imagined a story where Santa and his helper were busy delivering presents and decorating when they heard footsteps. 'Course they had to try to leave in a hurry and the little elf didn't get a chance to clean up after himself and left tree baubles all over the place. He's still waiting for the right time to make his escape. I'm sure Santa won't leave without him. Lol. That little girl and her pup are just amazed at watching Santa scramble up the chimney. He's taking a while cause his jelly-belly isn't making it easy. lol. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. hahahah...

The card still needs a sentiment and a recipient but it's otherwise finished. Hope you enjoyed this share.

The sentiment will read "Enjoy the magic of Christmas" and that's what I wish for all of you.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a blessed, crafty, & magical day.

Bettina :)