Thursday, October 20, 2016




It's time again for another Blog Hop. I had fully intended to have everything done last week before my daughter and son in law arrived for a visit this week. Well, that was not to be and though all the thoughts of what to do were racing around in my head, they didn't get done last week...  I can't believe I did this in one day, but it will not be a habit.

As always the hop moves in a circular fashion and if you started from Home, you arrived here from Penny's blog.  Penny is so talented. I always love her creations.

My first card is an attempt at an Aurora Borealis card.   I played with the technique a couple of times and came up with this base done on WW Thick CS.  The beautiful Starlight Thinlits helped me create the Christmas star from Gold Foil, White Glimmer and Gold Glimmer papers.  I added the swoosh of stars behind it by using Gold EP. More stars were created using my retired white gel pen and enhanced with Wink of Stella. I also used gold Wink of Stella on the swoosh. The sentiment is from the Star of Light stamp set.



Card #2 uses the Beautiful Branches die set. The tree is cut from Copper Foil as is the top layer of leaves. The under layer of leaves is cut from Gold Foil.  I embossed the grass and sentiment with Copper EP.  The fold of the card is enhanced with Copper Thread. The base of the card is Basic Black CS.



Project 3 is a little set of cards made from the Merry Mice set. The card base is made from WW thick CS. The next layer uses Real Red CS run through the Cable Knit dynamic EF.  After watercoloring the images on White Shimmer paper, I tore around them and mounted them using dimensionals.  Then I stamped the envelope with another stamp from the set.  I created a box for the cards and envelopes using Real Red CS,  Candy Cane Lane DSP and Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon made into a belly band. 



I hope you enjoyed my contributions to this hop. Now your next stop is with Libby.  You will love what you see there.





7 comments:

  1. Christine, lovely projects. The first one is an amazing stunner. Love your technique!

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  2. Wonderful job on the Aurora Borealis technique! I have yet to try that. And your collection of Merry Mice is just too cute.

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  3. Christine, what a wonderful Aurora Borealis. We begin to see them this time of the year. Of course we don't see a stunning star such as the one on your card, which is our loss. I love the mixture of copper and gold against the black background. This is such an elegant "thank you" card, and really shows off that Thoughtful Branches bundle beautifully. And what a sweet set of cards you've created from the Merry Mice set. I love the colour and texture. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I missed the mark this month and didn't read the theme. I'll do better next time with being on theme.

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  5. So maybe not in keeping with the theme, but I love your creativity! The Aurora Borealis is a stunner, as is the copper tree against the black! Just beautiful. But your little set of Merry Mice cards is so cute--what a great gift idea. Love it!

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  6. Chistine, your first two cards are so lovely and your Merry Mice cards are adorable!

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  7. Awesome projects Christine. Your did a wonderful job with that Aurora Borealis - stunning! I love the swoosh of EP stars - magical. Your Merry Mice cards stole my heart- luv, luv, luv them. I can't seem to get enough of the Thoughtful Branches and I'm still using it too. I love the tree in copper. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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