October 17, 2015

Back at Christmas cards again!



A fun day on Saturday when Ardyth, Emily and Natasha made their way up to Muskoka to spend the day with me. Always a good time with these girls. Ardyth brought her Hero Arts Holly Jolly stamp set with her at my request after I saw a card she did using it a while ago. So I stamped the holly on both white and kraft cardstock using the Hero Arts Ombre Mint green ink pad. I finally used my MISTI (with Ardyth's urging) that I have had for over three month's now. I bought it before selling/buying and moving houses so today I learned how WOW it really is. Since the end of October is now closer than the beginning it is time to get back into making Christmas cards for this year.




Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

27 comments :

Ardyth said...

These look fantastic! So glad we were able to work on these together!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are gorgeous and perfect for mailing and mass producing, especially using MISTI. ;)

Donna said...

These cards are gorgeous. I can see why you wanted to play with this stamp :)
Think I may need to invest in a MISTI next year...

Jill Norwood said...

Such lovely cards! I can see why you wanted Ardyth to bring that stamp set - gorgeous holly image! And I love your coloring of the sweet squirrel! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the holly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh so CAS-delish! Think Ardyth could bring it to my house?
=] M

TK Watson said...

Nice card; hope your "day" was all it should've been with your crafty friends!

Deborah Frings said...

Beautifully crisp and so clean and simple. Lovely.

Sounds like you guys had a really fun time xx

Maria said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas cards! How sweet of Ardyth to bring the holly stamp for you! Sounds like you all had a great time crafting together!:-)

Inkyfingers said...

What a great CAS Christmas cards Tracey. Glad you had a fun day with your crafty friends and good luck with the MISTI!

Barb Ghig said...

Two gorgeous one layer cards, Tracey! I love how you created the ombre effect with your inks...it adds so much interest to your CAS design! So glad Ardyth encouraged you to use your MISTI, and that you had so much fun stamping and playing with 'the girls'!

Shannon McComb said...

So pretty!! Love the cas design, looks awesome on kraft!

Annette Allen said...

pretty Christmas cards..

Kara Lynne said...

So glad you had a wonderful crafting visit! Beautiful, CAS Christmas cards! I love that ombre ink! Sometimes it just takes a little nudge to take the leap; I love the MISTI!

Pam said...

Those cards look fabulous! You guys must have had a great time!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely beauties Tracey. Love how crisp and clean the stamping is!

KayM said...

These are lovely Tracey! So glad you finally tried the MISTI! I just love mine! Glad you had fun with your crafty friends too! :)

Lisa said...

A pair of CAS lovelies!!

Shelly said...

Sooo pretty, Tracey!!

Monika Reeck said...

I miss you Tracey
thanks for your lovely comment dear
I adore them both
adorable leaves stamp and the sentiment is perfecto
great cards both

Marybeth said...

Glad you had a great weekend , think I saw the beautiful picture on FB. Love the card! So pretty Tracey!

Jen W. said...

Okay that's it. I really NEED a MISTI and some ombre ink pads!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Oh great — another accolade for the MISTI. ;) Someday I'll cave, I know I will!
The subtle shading of the ombré ink is ideal for this style of CAS card! The clean design allows it to shine.

Kim Heggins said...

These are so beautiful...love your pretty holly and I love the way it looks on both background colors.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, I can't believe you've had the MISTI for that long and never tried it out! It's an amazing invention isn't it?

Joyce said...

CAS perfection. Love the beautiful and bold images. Flat for mailing and stunning with your home made touch. So, I took forever to buy the MISTI and you bought it and took forever to use it. Can't decide which of is is more rediculous!

Anita in France said...

Crisp and so festive, Tracey ... and gorgeous, both of them! So happy you and the girls had such a wonderful time ... especially in those beautiful surroundings! I so need a MISTI! Hugs, Anita :)