Autumnal Birds, Cute Christmas Cards & Creative Treat Cones

How time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #60 – Photo Inspiration. I am sponsoring Thi9s challenge,,,,so go ahead..

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at online store. Pop over tothe shop and have a look what fabulous images $20 can buy you …

… and the photo to take your inspiration from is …

As you can see, there is lots of scope here. You got flowers, fruit, pumpkins, leaves, autumn colours to mention just a few.

Monika Skinner used one of my  Nicecrane image I decided on and had a play with. It is from the Birds Family CS collection of 5 pre-coloured images. Here it is, my DT piece for this week:

I went with colours autumn colours and leaves for my inspiration. The bird images make for quick and easy cards ideal for any occasion. I simply printed the image, cut it out and layered it as shown in the picture after running a black inkpad along the edges.

Before you ask … the writing on the DS paper is side on because I liked the vertical broken line effect rather than going for stripes.

I have some more creations made using Nicecrane Designs digi stamps/images. It is a sort of continuation of yesterday’s DT post for Addicted to Stamps and More (ATSM). As you well know I am also designing for Nicecrane Designs, and given that Ignacio is sponsoring this month’s challenges at ATSM, I shall be posting lots more projects using his images.

A True Play of Art,,,,,,,(OMG) I am falling in love with this card by Monika.

I used this beautiful image of birds in the snow to make this simply sparkling traditional Christmas card. I copied and pasted the image into a word document, set the image width to 7.5 cm, something I did for all of the bird images, and printed the image on white card.

I cut my image and layered it on a piece of black card stock. For my background I embossed a piece of foiled card with snowflakes and layered it on black card stock. I layered my image onto my background off-set from the centre as shown and added a ribbon down one side and adhered it to my base card. I then die cut two snowflakes from holographic card, added a brad to the middle before adhering them to the card and finishing off by adding a Peel-Off sentiment.
Birds Family CS - Click Image to Close


Christmas is coming soon, so people is creating adorable and really Sweet Christmas Cards,,,,,,I love this season,,,,so I have designed some new sheets,,,to offer you a different Card Style,,,,,,,so funny, so cute, so really amazing,,,,,,,,with vibrant colors,,,,,,,,,,here is my new Christmas Sheet "Christmas Children Greetings" based on the famous picts by Bowyle. Enjoy the work by the Team working with this new sheet:
Cute Christmas Images...

Catherine was working to create these incredible cute Xmas gift bags, I think these images from Nicecrane Designs are really sweet... They are from the set "Christmas Children Greetings", and I have made quite a few gift bags using them... Here is one...

Recipe : Papers from Marianne Design - Corners and Snowflakes : Dies from Marianne Design - Letters : Die from Tim Holtz - Sorry but I can't remember the brand of the Bell die !!!

My gift bag will enter the challenge "Use 3 Main Colours" with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas (It is brown, white and red) and the challenge with Sketchy Colors as I have used their sketch for the front of my bag... Here it is...Here is another bag I have made using another image from the same set...

I think these little children are so cute ! I love their little faces ! 

Aren`t They really cute and all over so adorable ones?

Mitra Lee also was working with this cute collection and she did these amazing 4 different colorful Xmas Cards adding a stunning colorful flower,,,,,,love it, love it,,,,,waht a creative you are Mitra.

 Colorful Christmas Cards (by Mitra)

I feel like a bit of an over-achiever posting Christmas cards in early October, but Ignacio's amazing images over at Nicecrane really inspired me to get them done. The colors on these images are awesome! They are vibrant without being overpowering. Really liked how they turned out.

I I am a big fan of images. I think it's a great way to get a bit of digital into your layers. So the best of both worlds. Plus super quick if you print a couple 12 by 12 sheets out of them set to business card size!

I actually brought these cards in a kit to the recent Crop and Create in Cornwall, Ontario that I attended this past weekend. I wanted to give myself an easy assembly task so I could get the lay of the land.

The nearly free flowers were pre-made ages and ages ago so I had that advantage as well! Good thing since I was in a cupcake eating frenzy for most of the evening. Talk about distracted scrappin!


Christmas Children Greetings - Click Image to Close



So you can watch the scary and all over stunning Hallowen Treat Cones and Tag printed and folded with my amazing ones,,,,,,,,so easy to do, so faster, so funny,,,,,,Try them. Here is the creations by LindaSS

Scary Halloween Tag by LindaSS

Halloween And Kids CS - Click Image to Close


And That is not all by Linda...woww,woww,woww

What about these scrary and Spooktacular Treat Cones?

What a creative idea printing on B/W and adding some red ink...

Finally,,,,,,,another STUNNING IDEA,,,,,,,by Ann Kari

So Creative Treat Cones by Ann Kari (Love them)

Vintage Halloween Treat Cone - Click Image to Close

Vintage Halloween Treat Cone II - Click Image to Close

Thanks to Monika, Catherine, Mitra ,Linda and Ann Kari for these so inspirational Season Cards,,,,,,,Horayyyy for the Team,,,,and as you know be yourself, be creative,,,and show me it.


misteejay October 4, 2013 at 12:25 AM  

More fabulous creations from everyone. I love the Christmas cards and those B&W treat cones are so very effective.

Toni xx

Jane October 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM  

Such fabulours creativity and I especially LOVE those cute Chrismtas Children Greetings, such sweet images x

KarinsArtScrap October 4, 2013 at 7:27 PM  

the bird cards are simply beautiful nicecrane.

greetings karin

Ira Huberts October 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM  

Oh how beautiful the bird cards are, so delicate, love the pretty images, they are so serene! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles November 16, 2013 at 8:26 AM  

I just love those bird images. I am really torn between choosing them and another set of your bird designs. Decisions, decisions!

Great Hallowe'en projects by the team.

Lisa D.

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