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Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Scramble and a start on Christmas cards!

Hi all - hope you're having a crafty weekend!  My day started with working until noon.  Then I raced home to get in on Kailash's Scramble which began at noon and lasted until 1:30.  Luckily the theme - use washi tape - was one I could get into quickly!!  Archiver's had a sale a bit ago on washi tape and I bought a bunch to fill up one of those dispensers.  My Mind's Eye has a series of tapes in a tube which coordinate so well - I bought a set with some pool colors to go with Hero Arts pool folded cards (the one below is Tide).  The clear set I used for the heart and sentiment is one from Hero Arts for Operation Write Home - CL582 Year Round Sentiments - just love the hearts and stars on that set.  I used this set for the last Scramble 2 weeks ago and it was still handy on the craft table - hmmm, does that mean I didn't clean up from the last Scramble??!  Oops...  Finished it off with some BoBunny gems & a pearl.

Washi thinking of you
Then I was excited to finish the card below which I started last night.  I used stamps just received from Hero Arts' new Holiday and Stamp Your Story catalog.  So many great stamps but I restricted myself to just a few (after all ScrapFest is only 2 weeks away so I need to save my shopping $$).  Couldn't resist the Canvas Background CG621 and Joy Burst K5852 along with some clear sets I haven't opened yet.  Oh, and a fall leaf too... did I say I was trying to save $$??

Some non-traditional colors for Christmas but I was playing around with some Copic markers, coloring a few quilt images that Heather Maria sent me.  (Sorry, Heather - didn't finish that card yet...).  Those colors found their way onto the JOY image and I pulled them into the card base (Hero Arts) and patterned paper (Doodlebug) too.  I covered the JOY word with Rock Candy Distress Stickles - what a nice crystally shine they give!  With that shine, I left off any other bling.  Was excited to get this small start on my Christmas cards - how about you, do you have any done yet?

Happy crafting and thanks for visiting!!


Greta said...

Oh wow, Linda--2 wonderful cards! Love your Washi card--really pretty & the Washi is used to perfection! Great Christmas card--love that new stamp & how you colored it. Think that one needs to be on my wishlist now.

CinnamonSally said...

Linda, love both your cards and love the non traditional colours of your Christmas card. I made my first Christmas card this weekend so I have lots to do!!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, these are two wonderful cards! I love your gorgeous CAS design and beautiful mix of washi tape on the first one! The second one looks fabulous with your brilliant colouring and shading! Love all the sparkle and your use of non traditional colours too! I've only made a couple of Christmas card - now where did I put them?! Looking foward to seeing your quilt card - that's such a gorgeous combination of colours! Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Lin said...

I love your washi card - was one of my favorites from the scramble. And so fun to see this new Joy stamp - it's a beauty. Don't think I gave it a 2nd look until now - love what you did with it!

I have a grand total of 2 Christmas cards made for this year. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with Heather's quilt images!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow, Linda - 2 amazing cards in one post! And one done in only a few minutes. Love the tape creation - great layers. I keep buying the stuff but am just not comfortable using it. You did good, tho. While I am not ready for Christmas cards, this is a beauty! Love how you colored up this great new image. Fa-la-la - Ha!