Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last but not Least

Hello friends,
Here are the last of my Christmas cards for this year! Yaaaay! I don't want to be a Grinch, but I am Christmased out :( When did it get this exhausting & stressful??? Ah well, maybe next year I won't wait 'til the last minute ;) ummm, yah right!  Hope you all had a wonderful time :)

I have three cards to share that I haven't delivered yet as they are going to friends I'll be seeing later this week.
Here's the first:
This is such a sweet Tilda :) She's water-colored with Distress Inks with warmer skin tones. I created a mantle to hang her from. The wreaths on either side of her were made with the Pine Branch punch (MS). I used the T!m Holtz Brick Embossing Folder for the fireplace background. The sentiment is heat embossed on a Spellbinder's Ribbon Banner die (luv that set :)

Here's card #2:
 Another sweet Tilda :) She's also colored with Distress Inks in lighter skin tones. (Don't worry, my Copics aren't going anywhere. I just wanted to mix it up a bit!) I luuuv the way Maggies look colored with Distress Inks so I had to give it a go.

 Here's a closer peek:
Distress Inks are a little more forgiving than Copics, me thinks :)

And card #3:
 This is a Christmas/New Year's card for my friend.

Here's a peek from above so you can see the dimension of those pine cones:
Those are T!m's. Well from his pine cone die as is the weathered clock. The birdhouse is from MFT which got a pass on the woodgrain texture plate (PTI). I added a bit of snow marker to it, the pine cones, and pine branches. I also made some berries with my red Viva pen.

So.... did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Well, I did not get my instant weight loss that I requested, but we did get a Keurig Coffee Maker for Christmas and I luuuuuv it! Where has it been all my life??!! But I think my fav gift was this:
Ahhhhh! It's a rhinestone studded, bring on the bling, Hello Kitty case for my iphone! I luuuv it! It's so sparkly & preeeetty! I guess I'll have to hit the treadmill to give myself the gift of weight loss :(  Darn that sweet tooth... and Grammy's super yummy tamales... and McDonald's Sweet Tea... and The Cheesecake Factory---> everything! (Their avocado egg rolls are a little piece of heaven, let me tell ya!)

I'm sending these cards to play along with these challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Truly, Madly, Crafty Challenges: Christmas
Christmas Inspirations: New Years card (My card #3)
Magnolia Down Under: Colors- Red, Cream, Gold (Card #2)
Paper Sundaes: Celebrate
Hiding in my Craft Room: Embossing (card #1 dry & heat)
Mark's Finest Papers: Anything Goes
Secret Crafter: Anything Goes
Cooking it up with Katie: Anything Goes
Deconstructed Sketches: Sketch #32 (My Card #2)

Ok friends, that's about it for today.
Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta Go!


  1. Your New Year card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope you will do it again next year!

  2. Your cards are STUNNING Karli.. Saw these on MIM..Loz

  3. You are amazing Karli. I just love your cards -- so much detail and such sweet images!

  4. Geepers- I al always drooling all over my computer when I stop by here....LOL Your cards are just Gorgeous!!! I love everything about all of them! Oh and love the Hello Kitty Phone case- that is so you!!! Happy New Year my talented friend!!!

  5. You are one busy person. I love each creation. The HELLO KITTY is a personal favorite of mine but if I had something like that my daughter would never give it back lol. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes. Hope to see you again this Sunday!

  6. Love your cards.

    I ordered the MS branch punch minutes ago. Can never find it in a store. Just got notice J's had it back in stock :)

    Wow--awesome Hello Kitty cover.

  7. All your cards are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Ani
    I have a candy on my blog in case you're interested :)

  8. Lots of work in these lovely cards. Thank you for entering Speedy's the Cat's challenge this week. Good Luck to you. Happy New Year

  9. LOL..Karli, your post cracked me up! I guess I too should give up waiting for the weight loss gift. I keep peeking under the tree for that one forgotten package, thinking that might be it! Ah the treadmill I will go too. :( LOL
    Your cards are spectacular and I love the Merry Christmas banner and I just put the TH pine cone die cut on my shopping list!
    Awesome cards and I'm sure your friends will LOVE them. :)
    Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Make It Monday!
    Hugs and Happy New Year in 2012!
    Lisa xx

  10. Hi

    Wow, what an amazing selection of Christmas cards. Each one unique and so beautiful. I love how you created the mantle piece and the sweet little wreaths.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  11. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. These are all fabulous cards! Great work.

    Thanks so much for playing at MDUC.
    Hugs kylie

  13. WOW, such wonderful creations! Love it! Especially love the bird house! :)

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC, Hugs Tanja


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