November 17, 2008

WOJ # 8 Boy & Girl Christmas but no blue!!!

Well, I am back from the scrapbooking retreat!!!! I had a great time with all my girlfriends! We ate well, scrapbooked and stamped our little hearts out to the wee hours and chit chatted too. We even got some snow, so, it looked very pretty on the trees and the lake. But I am still not a fan of the white stuff, smile! Then it turned to freezing rain and slushy snow. That lead to a little excitement as the hydro went out, do to the freezing rain bringing the hydro lines down. So, we scrapbooked in the cold and poor lighting all Sunday morning. We were all very glad to have the hydro come back on at lunch!

I missed not being able to post any of my Christmas cards that I was making over the weekend and I missed blog hopping around to see all your creations too. But I got a good start on them but not as many as I wanted to get down,sigh!

I also experimented with using twinkling H20s' to add highlight and depth over my Copic markers. I really like how it looks! I think I will be doing this all the time now. It just adds a nice subtle twinkle and it really brings out the colours! I also, love how it softens the rouge of the cheeks on my little friends here!

I have two cards to show you today that meet the challenge at the WOJ challenge blog this week. I am using my WOJ stamps for most of my Christmas cards this year and I am really happy with how they are turning out. I have totally fallen in love with Charlotte and Charlie and they were such a joy to colour!!!

So, for all my cards, I am using kraft cardstock and BG Wassail pp. I also picked up two packs of Bazzill Christmas cardstock at Micheals that coordinates with the Minds Eye Christmas pad but it also goes very nicely with the BG Wassail. I am using American Craft shimmery ribbon, BG brads and buttons and lots of Stickles and Prima pointsettias flowers to embellish. Oh , and some QK shapes too...can't forget my beloved QK, smile!!!

Well, I know this post hasn't been very exciting but I am pooped!!! It has been a long weekend and I really need to hit the hay!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!


Kim Piggott said...

Just stunning cards!
I love your brilliant colouring.
Your papers are fabulous and all your detail and designs are just awesome.
Just LOVE them!
kim x

Poppy said...

great cards love them both.

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Glad you had a fab weekend. These card are just lovely. your colouring is fantastic and I love the dirty edges on Charlie's image. The papers are all great! Just lovely cards!

Tab said...

Woweee your cards are divine! Love your colouring and the colours that you have used are just to die for!!! Really loving too how you take your piccies and stage them, they look fantastic! :0)
Tab xxx

Rach said...

Hi Tara, glad that you had a fun time. your two cards are amazing and so well coloured. thank you for joining us this week on woj. hugs rachxx

Jo Nevill said...

Oh Tara, these cards are fandabbydozi ! I love them both.

Hope you are ok and so glad you enjoyed your scrapbooking retreat.


Jo x

tracie said...

oh wow Tara these are stunning, love the gorgoeus papers and snowflake, your colouring is fabulous - gorgoeus !! :)x

Chris said...

Such wonderful cards Tara! I love them both so much with your stunning colouring and papers. Love all the gorgeous details you add to your cards which really makes them stand out. Superb! Chris :)

Nicole Bailey said...

Love the distressing just softens and adds so much depth. :O)
Love your coloring too.

Tara said...

Love these T, especially the 'Ho Ho Ho' embossing on the corners and the sentiment tags, brilliant cards! xx

Heather said...

Both gorgeous cards Tara, I think the top one is my favourite - but then I'm brown girl.
hugs Heather xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Tara, these are both just perfect!! You really nailed that challenge!! Great work!! Kelly


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