Saturday, October 01, 2016

OCTOBER challenge-use a little or lot of ORANGE

Hello from Carolyn, a DT member of Christmas Cards All Year 'Round with the October 1st card challenge (today, LOL) 

First of all, I apologize for being MIA the last 2 months.  I spent 2 stays in different hospitals to find a diagnosis for my jaundice which indicated a Live problem (first time ever) and being treated it for now.  Plus my sister was at the Vascular Clinic in Huntsville to clean out a blocked artery and some plaque as well.

Plus I am preparing to move into a Senior Community Apt in a lake town here in Alabama; and busy with getting things set up for the apt, and packing all my belongings.

Now to the todays project:

 This is a svg file that I found somewhere on a blog or Facebook or the Internet that was free. Decided that since my time was short that I would just use a svg cut file.  The card base is the original cut file and I done a Internal Offset making it smaller and placed on the white base.  I cut all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo and found that if I have the correct cutting specs it will cut correctly!

The buckle on Santas' belt is a bit of ORANGE to go with the this months challenge theme.  Using for photo editing I inserted a orange trim under the white piece (all done thru editing.)

Included with this svg cut file is a gift tag using Santas' suite and belt with a ORANGE buckle.  Little secret:  the To: and From: was inserted with picmonkey editing program, since my stamp is packed away.

Join us in the challenge at over at:

and take a look at Team One's designs for this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Two Christmas Cards


One of the Christmas Cards I created as a member of  Christmas Cards All Year 'Round  DT team.  Using PicMonkey's Photo Editor I created, what I hope is a vintage type of background for this card using images from The Stamping Boutique, and the theme is Bright/Summery colors.  I guess I didn't actually use the Bright/Summery Colors but I love my cards.

This card is using image from The Stamping Boutique as well, and once I watercolored the image, I saved to my computer, and used PicMonkey's Photo Editor to create the type of design I like.

In both images, I used watercolor paper to paint, using different watercolor paints depending on the colors I would like to use.  I stamped Merry Christmas using my home-made Misti placement tool, and added a black ribbon and three beads on lower edge.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me, and have a great week of crafting.