Monday, December 18, 2017

Dressing Downton at the Lighterner Museum

Another Sunday out and about. Sandy and I spent the day in St. Augustine. Contrary to last Sunday, the weather was warm. Lots of tourists were in town for the annual Nights of Lights, but we were in town to see the fabulous Downton Abbey costume exhibit. It's currently at the Lightner Museum until January 7th. Yes, it was worth the trip.

I had only watched the first season of Downton Abbey, but after seeing the variety of clothing and reading the many signs with descriptions of both the clothing and the era, I can't wait to see the complete series.

The tickets are general admission, so after seeing the wonderful clothing in the exhibit we check out the rest of the museum. Later we walk around the around the town along with the tourists!

The hints throughout the Downton Abbey exhibit, have made me very impatient to wait for Christmas to come, I hope to receive the videos of this PBS show as a gift!

Elf Tag
The new challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls. I chose to use Elf Owen for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute little fellow with Copic Markers and cut him out. I layered the image on the top of two solid color card stock mats and adhered it to a colorful printed tag. I tied a red ribbon to the top of the tag.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Toy Baby Girl Card
This card is one of the new releases for December from Fabrika Fantasy. I used Cute Toy-03 for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this adorable image using Prismacolor Pencils and a Prismacolor Cololess Blender Marker (PB-121).

I cut the colorful image out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered a colorful mat to a white base card. I used my Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine with the Sizzix #660289 dies to cut the baby dresser and various other pieces from card stock. I glued each on the mat and glued the image on top. I embellished the dresser with sticky pearls for the draw pulls.

I hope you like my baby girl card and take a look at other images in the shop at Fabrika Fantasy.

Artist Xmas Card
There is a challenge at Digistamps4joy! I chose to use Misteri Artist for my design team inspirational card. I colored this image with Copic Markers and cut her out. I placed soft pads on the back.

I designed and printed a background using various elements in the Craft Artist 2 program. I adhered the background to a blank white card and placed the artist on top.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the new entries in the current challenge at Digistamps4joy.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Skating Xmas Card
There's a new challenge today at Mari Digis. I'm ending the year with a Christmas card. I chose A67-Feliz Natal 2 for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute skater with Copic Markers and embellished it with two different colors of Ice Glace Hielo by Stickles.

I cut the image out leaving a narrow white edge. I glued a print paper mat to a blank white card and adhered the colored image on top.

Hope to see your work in the challenge at Mari Digis.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Dickens on Centre, Fernandina Beach, Fl.

Yesterday was a chilly but sunny day in Florida. My hubby Sandy and I took a ride North to Amelia Island. We enjoyed the transformation of Fernandina Beach into the 1840s London during the 3rd annual Dickens on Centre festival! The town turned into a classic English village. There were renactors, strolling carolers, entertainers and lots of people dressed in their Victorian finery. I got to wear my brand new Cranberry jacket, but maybe next year we will go and I'll be decked out as a fine Victorian lady!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Buttercup's Candy Cane Card
The new sponsor for the current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is Lacy Sunshine. I chose to use Buttercup's Candy Cane.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered the image onto a printed base card. I embellished the card with 3 punched snowflakes, cut with a Recollections punch.

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