Saturday, September 12, 2009

Caardvarks Christmas Caards

I am super happy that I had time and was able to make some cards last night! The very talented Heidi Van Laar created 3 sketches over at Caardvarks and I used 2 of them to make these Christmas cards.
The first card was made using sketch #1 and The Bugs in a Rug cute paper. The sentiment is by them too. The star is layered and on pop dots and has some yummy glitter on it I think it's Me and my Big Ideas.

My second card was made using sketch #3 and the same papers as the last card. The snowman and tree was cut from it.

I used Dimond Glaze for the first time ever (love it!) on the tree ornaments and the snowman's nose and heart. I used icicle stickles on his hat, then put it on the corner of my desk to dry. I tell you this because I have to share something very funny....

I tend to lose things on my desk all the time because I am not the neatest of people. Two days ago I lost a large chipboard snowflake that took me 2 days to find. I stickled a pretty little present that i cut out and still haven't found it after leaving it to dry. So, when I was ready to use, and went to look for the fairly large tree and snowman that I left to dry and couldn't find it, I really thought I was losing my mind. I searched my desk and floor for like 20 minutes when it hit me. Where is my furry little cat, Duncan? He sometimes has various things stuck to his fur. And when I find him, here is what he looks like:

How funny is that? So, I take it back from him and had to add another layer of Diamond Glaze after I got all his fur off of it.

That's all for today. I am going to see if I can get another card done today since it's yucky out and my BF is working today.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)


SmilynStef said...

What fabulous holiday sketch designs ... love that glittery hat and the touches of glaze.

Anonymous said...

first, great christmas cards
second, thats too funny about your cat! love how you shared your pics of the snowman and tree stuck to him! thanks for the laugh

Kay Sibley said...

I'm laughing out loud! What a funny little kitty!!! Really hilarious! Aww! Your snowman is just so cute with his stickled hat and glossy heart. And the tree is gorgeous with those ornaments! Love the big, beautiful star on the first card. Really pretty!!! ♥♥ Kay

lauren said...

absolutely GORGEOUS and wonderful holiday sketch cards! ♥LOVE♥ these! (& two thumbs up to duncan...whose contribution was clearly pivotal!!!) :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

LOL! Michelle, that is tooo funny! I am constantly losing things on my messy desk too, but I definitely haven't had anything like THAT happen!

These cards are so fabulous! Super cute papers and I love all the sparkle and dimension! LOVE them!

(-: Heidi

Michelle Giraud said...

Love the cards and the cat made me chuckle... Great job on the Caardvarks Sketch challenge!