Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello ....

...and a short explanation.  I have been absent.  That's all.  I don't always do "well" with holidays and so, my blog has suffered.  Also, like everyone else, it has been incredibly busy and so crafting time has been put on the back burner lately.  I miss it.  So, today, I felt the need, after several doctor appts, to just quit running around doing the Christmas prep thing and instead head back to my home to craft.  Amazing how soothing that can be.

I made three cards all using Hero Arts stamps.  Why all Hero Arts you ask??? Well, they were the stamps that were left on my extremely messy table and since my crafty time was at a premium well...you can see where this is going ;-)  Also, I really like the stamps that I used.  They are simple and fun and worked really well, in my opinion, with the lovely, subtle holiday paper I used.  I also am entering them into the Hero Arts monthly chllenge.  The first and third card are for the sketch challenge.


The first stamp I used was the Enjoy the Seasons CG210 here  .  Pretty simple....I assembled the card and then stamped out the flakes and fussy cut them.  Blinged them up with some stickle.


The second stamp that I used was the Season's Greetings CG223 here .  I love these trees....I think that they are funky looking for some reason.  I also stayed with sections of the same paper which I used to make snow hills.  I like it.  I am not so enamored with the stickle I used.  I thought it was Diamond but it was icicle....should have put my reading glasses on. ;-D


 The last stamp I used was the Classic Holly CG229 here .  This particular card used all the left over scraps from the other two cards.  I simply cut them into strips and adhered them to some scrap cardstock.  I then ran this through the cuttle bug in a snowflake printed folder.


I hope that everyone is enjoying the days leading into Christmas...I hope you all are further along than me in your holiday preparations!  Sheesh....I need to get cracking!  And finally, please excuse my negligence in getting to other blogs...I will be back on track soon!

Be well,
Sheila

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi Sheila! Don't worry too much, it's that time of the year and we are all running around like crazy - are we not supposed to be enjoying family time now?!!! Love the beautiful patterned papers you used in all three cards as well as the gorgeous snowflakes in the first and those whimsical trees in the second! I am probably also going to go into neglect blog mode soon as we leave for South Africa for a whole 2 weeks! Have a wonderful festive season! Hugs XXX

Dawn said...

glad you took time to de-stress Sheila. It can be a busy time. All three of your cards are wonderful, I particularly like the first one... it's clean, graphic lines are my cuppa tea. Don't get too stressed my friend. And if you don't visit blogs... well we understand. I'll be the same with my parents here for 3 weeks... computer time will be almost non-existent. Have a Happy Christmas. Cheers to you and the familyxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barb said...

I know what you mean, Sheila. This time of year can be more stressful than any other, and it really shouldn't be that way. It's one of the reasons we all love this hobby - like you said, it can really be relaxing! Love each card! So full of gorgeous details and wonderful coloring! Don't ever worry about not visiting blogs. We all need to take time for more important things like family! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs to you! :)

Lisa said...

Been missing you, Sheila! Don't worry tho- I'll be the first to admit that me and the holidays don't go so well together...(stress!!)so I completely understand!! Your cards are gorgeous as ever!! Hang in there and I look forward to seeing you more soon :)

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Sheila! Love that they all coordinate, too - are those papers from the same collection? Love the touches of blue!

Jacqueline said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful Sheila!!