Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More Christmas Creations

Hi everyone!

I've decided to change the colors and header of my blog to reflect what it looks like outside this time of year. The trees have all lost their leaves, no snow has fallen yet and this weekend we are suppose to have temps in the high 50s. I'm not complaining though! Every single day we can get without any snow is a good day for me! I think snow is really pretty when we get the first couple of snowfalls, but it gets old very fast when you have to drive a half hour to work and back (so scary!) and when you have to shovel! (It hurts these aging bones!)

Anyway, enough about how much I hate winter. . .I'll get through another one like always, and have a smile on my face doing it. (It will probably be frozen that way!)

I do have some creations to show you today. The past few days, I've been playing with inking techniques for the Hero Arts November challenge. Love getting inky! This first one is a tag I made using the Classic Holly stamp.




These next two cards were made using alcohol inks on watercolor paper, as shown in Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking class for week 5. Love the effect!






This card is for my older sister, Nancy. I just used emboss resist on this one. I love the way the Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder looks by itself, using just VersaMark and no ink color. I cased one of Shari's cards from the Hero Arts blog today, when she introduced Pia for her Win-a-Day win.



And I just had to include this photo! For some reason, my kitty, Murphy was very interested in this particular card! Not sure why. . .And yes, he is as soft as he looks and as sweet as can be! Best cat I ever had!


One more thing! There is a fabulous giveaway on the Simply Create blog. Check it out to win a set of 48. . .yup, that's right. . .48 Prismacolor Art Markers! Awesome!
I hope you are all having a great week and I'm glad you stopped by! :)

17 comments:

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Barb, you've been busy. These cards are all so gorgeous. I especially love the one with the bird. Your sister will love it!

Monika Reeck said...

lovely creations Barb...and love your TAG so elegant...cute Little cat Photo too.. :) hugs

Anne said...

Know what you mean about the gray weather....! Your tag and cards are just fabulous Barb- thanks for sharing them with us!

Virginia L. said...

Love your new blog header! Your tag is gorgeous--the colors, design and the tulle!! Love what you have been creating!! xo

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb!! I LOVE your blog header! Such a breathtaking view! And I am blown away by all of your cards! Wow! Your kitty is too cute--and has very good taste!

Sue said...

Murphy is so cute Barb. Your TAG is lovely you seem to have the Alcohol on watercolour paper sorted as they also look great. you may have inspired me to have a go at this technique myself. I will let you know how I go.
Smiles:)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the tag. Your cat is adorable and love how he is looking so intently at the card. What a beautiful assortment of holiday cards. The new blog header is beautiful. Looks like our neck of the woods too. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Barb, your cards are BEAUTIFUL and that last picture with Murphy melts my heart! I've always dreamt of having a sweet white cat ( hubby is allergic ;-(
Thank you for sharing and please do include more pictures of Murphy!!

Dawn said...

What a great lot of cards today Barb. Loving them all and so inspiring. I can't wait till I start using my wreath stamp... it has arrived!!!! Will be trying some of the techniques you used too....
Love the blog header.... wishing you a quick and not too snowy winter...

Simone said...

Love your new blog header Barb! These cards are all so beautiful! I love how you use that wreath stamp - so inspiring! And how cute is little Murphy! So adorable :)

kath said...

beautiful cards as always barb and love the sweet pic of murphy....he obviously is a kitty with excellent taste....well done on your HA win today....one of my favourites....hugs kath xxx

Vanessa said...

Your cards are all gorgeous, Barb!!! Huge Congrats on your Hero Arts win, I am so happy for you! Oh and your cat is adorable!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful tag and cards, I can tell how much you are enjoying the thinking inking techniques, such magic you have with your inks, Barb!! I won't go into too much detail about how much I would complain at 50 degrees..lol! I lived in snow and all that when I was much younger, don't think I could go back to it now!

Sue McRae said...

Such a lovely collection of holiday cards Barb and your kitty is the cutest!

CinnamonSally said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Barb, they are all beautiful and I particularly like the little tag. Love your new blog header too.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, All these cards are Awesome. I especially love the card with the bird sitting on the wreath. Congratulations on your win and I did a happy dance for you,too. Thank you for your sweet comments. Your cat Murphy is a beauty. He reminds me of my white cat that I lost last year, but he had black between his ears and his name was Salty. I sure miss my cats; making cards helps keep my mind off of them. You take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Rosemary said...

boy have you been busy, barb! great Christmas projects!!