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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!

13 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!!!

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  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!

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  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.

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  7. All your cards are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Ani
    I have a candy on my blog in case you're interested :)
    http://beautifulworld-ani.blogspot.com

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  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

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  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 well...to 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

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  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)

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

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  12. These are all fabulous cards! Great work.

    Thanks so much for playing at MDUC.
    Hugs kylie

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


    Thanks for joining us at MDUC, Hugs Tanja

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