Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Creating for Christmas - the Brae-er's Team Blog Hop

Well Christmas is just less than a month away and with it comes some pretty busy schedules.  So I am preparing most of my Christmas cards, decor, and even some food ahead of time.   But I will let you in on a little secret...the fact that my son is leaving for New Zealand for 4 months on December 3rd has a lot to do with that.  Christmas is coming early to our house this year, because we are going to celebrate before he goes.  So some of the prep has begun already!!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop,  If you came from Corina's blog  then you are in the right place!

We are featuring some of the Holiday product that CTMH has done a fabulous job with.  I love the Sparkle and Shine line and it is one of my favourite Christmas papers ever.  Once I got some of that in my possession many inspirations began to swim around in my head.  Some of it made it to the creating stage, some of it still has to get that far - but eventually it will get there.

Here are some of the projects that I have done over the last 2 months with this product line.

This is a one page layout using the Sparkle and Shine bulk paper and using the Sparkle and Shine Washi tape, the Sparkle Assortment (the cluster at the top left) as well as the Sparkle Holiday Shapes ( the nice blingy shapes that are supposed to be ornaments, but I turned them into trees).

 The following card is one that was inspired by the talented Tamra Pope.  I love her work and when I saw this card

 I fell in love with the way she raised the snowflakes, so I took that idea and ran with it.  This is the card that I came up with loosely based on her card.  I used the wintry wishes stamp set, the silver washi tape and the Sparkle and Shine paper for the card.

The next card uses the Scandinavian Wishes stampset (October's SOTM), bit of Sparkle and Shine paper and the washi tape.   Can you tell that I love washi tape?  It is in every project in this post.

The last card that I am showing you also uses washi tape and a bit of the sparkle and shine paper.  For this card I tore the ends of the paper and also the edges of the washi tape.  The sentiment is from the triple stamp set that was part of a promotion run in September 2013.  I wanted to show you that this washi tape and paper did not have to be limited to Christmas cards only.  How about something like this for Valentine's day?
That is all I have for today.  There is more to come in another blog post.  Hope you enjoyed these projects and that they inspire you in some of your own artwork.

Your next stop on the Team Brae-er Hop is Tamara's .  Go see what great artwork she has to inspire us!

If you get lost along the way you can head to  Brae's blog as she has the complete blog list.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in December when we will be featuring ideas to make for Valentines/family day etc.

Have a great day!
Lucy :)