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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hopping again with Crafter's Companion and CardMaker Magazine!

if you're here for the Hol-ODD-Day hop, CLICK CLICK and you'll get to my post.  :)

seriously, what a FUN week!  you must be here TODAY for the big Crafter's Companion USA and CardMaker Magazine blog hop!  WELCOME and thanks for coming by!

i am SO excited about this hop - not only do i love my Crafter's Companion products, but i have been subscribing to CardMaker Magazine for many years and i am a HUGE fan!  the content, the projects, the gorgeous spreads and detailed instructions, designer tips, and the DESIGNERS!  so much talent!  such an inspiring magazine!  and speaking of talent, you've probably arrived from Trena's blog - if so, you're well on your way!  if NOT, then you may want to CLICK HERE to start from the beginning!

YOU, dear friend, could win one of two awesome prize packs which include: a 1-year digital subscription to CardMaker Magazine, a stamp set, 2 six-marker sets of Spectrum Noirs (the new generation!) and an embossing folder.  check out this AWESOME prize pack!

i went Nutcracker-themed for my card, combining some holiday with non-holiday products and colours...

LOVE this little girl - so poised and graceful, and trying so hard!  i took dance lessons when i was younger, so i can relate!  :)  here she is, up close and personal:

this image is from the Angelica and Friends EZmount set - "Eleanor"
the sentiment is from the Sentimentals "Christmas Magic" set...
Eleanor is stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
with StazOn Jet Black ink (and I used my Prismacolor Pencils)
and the sentiment  (plus the inking around the scalloped panel) with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord
cut my girlie out with a Nestie, inked and stickered.  :D
i used the 6x6 Die'sire Embossalicious folder in Holiday Holly
inked the raised parts with Memento Luxe ink in Pear Tart (have you TRIED these inks?  WHOA!)
and splattered some Spectrum Noir re-inker in PP4 randomly around, then gave it a nice coating of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in white (of course that doesn't show up in the photos, but the pink paper and embossed panel are SUPER shimmery!)

the pink paper is from issue 3 of the Crafter's Inspiration magazine (yep, it's available now!)

then i added some ribbon and clustered some flowers and bling to finish it all off.  :)  LOVE the added texture.  i just can't do a flat card anymore, no matter how hard i try!

and the REST of the Crafter's Companion team have had some fun for the occasion, too!  BUT, there's more!  we're hopping with the CardMaker crew, too!  LOADS of stunning projects to inspire you from THESE people:

you'll need to drop by the Crafter's Companion Facebook page to say hello and enter to win one of the two hop prize packs i mentioned.  :)

thank you for dropping by, and i hope you're enjoying the hop so far!  now you're off to visit Rosemary - tell her i said hello!  ;)  happy hopping, and happy CRAFTING, and happy holidays from Crafter's Companion and CardMaker!


  1. What a lovely, lovely card! The coloring on the sugar plum fairy is wonderful!

  2. Love the flowers, the bling, the coloring, the image and the ribbon! In other words, I LOVE THIS CARD! TFS!

  3. wow,,, beautiful card and your coloring is stunning :)

  4. Beautiful! All the details are great! Thanks for sharing the closeup pics too!

  5. This is so precious! Love the perfectly colored image, your design is wonderful, and the pretty embellishments are the perfect finishing touch!

  6. Adorable! Love that you used an uncommon color palette for the holiday!


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