Thursday, November 19, 2009

care for a {muffin}?

Or how about two?  With sprinkles or a cherry on top perhaps?  ;)

My goodness, how quickly times passes!  It always feels that way for me, but at this time of year it feels like it's moving at warp speed.  I know it's been a couple weeks since I last posted, but I'm happy to say that I've been making a LOT of cards (yes, I'm sure that's a relative term...but I've made a LOT for me anyway, quite possibly a world record --six in eight days -- craziness, I tell ya; but, boy, was it FUN!). 

I still have some Thanksgiving cards to make and get mailed by Saturday afternoon, so thought I'd pop in real quick with a couple (very similar) cards I made earlier this week.  As you'll notice, they have several things in common:  both were inspired by Jen del Muro's current SFYTT, both use the ever-so-sweet Matilda Muffinbread image, both are bathed in a liberal dose of glitter, and both are well beyond being considered fashionably late

The first one is for a friend: 

The second one is for one of my nieces:

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Matilda in Red card:

Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cranberry, Twilight (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket)

Stamps:  Matilda Muffinbread, happy belated birthday (Stamping Bella)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)

Other:  Curved Rectangle die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), button, satin ribbon, glitter (Papertrey Ink), embroidery floss (DMC), sponge, paper piercer (CTMH), mat pack (SU!), Lipstick Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), Scattered Straw Distress Stickles, Aqua Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles (Ranger), Quickie glue pen (Sakura), Crafter's Pick 'The Ultimate' adhesive (API), foam mounting tape, sewing machine, thread 

Matilda in Pink card:

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Crystal Blue (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Euphoria (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Matilda Muffinbread, happy belated birthday (Stamping Bella)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Scallop Oval Large die, Classic Oval Large die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), paper piercer (CTMH), mat pack (SU!), Blue Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), baubles (craft supply), glitter (Papertrey Ink), Shiny Hot Chocolate and Iridescent Cotton Candy 3D paint (Duncan), Quickie glue pen (Sakura), Crafter's Pick 'The Ultimate' adhesive (API), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape


Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, those are truly sweet cards! I'm sure your recipients will love receiving such loveliness!

It's good to see you post, Christi...I know you are busy, but I've missed seeing your creations.

Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving next week!

Pat said...

Oh, I love those cards! I may need to stamp an image or two when I see you in December ;-) I haven't stamped at all lately due to a certain Christmas project. Hope you've having fun with your LAD designs! I love the papers/colors you chose for these, the 1st one so cheery, the 2nd one so sweet.
Love ya, Mom

Stacy said...

SO Sweet!! I love girl cards :D!!! Adorable image, yummy paper, ohhhh glitter and bows, LOVE THEM!!! Fantastic cards Christi! And you are WAY ahead of me on card making, I have made 1 in the last 6 days...*sigh*...silly job, keeps me from what I love :(

Sarah said...

GOSH these are both darling! I have to say I am partial to the second one. Beautiful work Christi. I can't believe that Christmas is only a blink away.

Carolyn King said...

wow...absolutely beautiful work. love all the beautiful coloring and amazing details!!! (love the big photos too---!)

June Houck said...

Ooooh, Christi, these are both SO pretty! You know BG is my fave, with Cosmo C. a close second....but I actually have to say I like that CC paper more than the BG!!! I love the stitching and paper piercing, coloring, shading and glitter on both of these beauties. These are so yummy. I am glad you have made 6 cards in 8 days; I've made 0 in 8 days :) I'd better get some mojo on. Your cards are so inspiring!

Susan (rainy) said...

What beautiful and wonderfully sparkly cards, Christi. Both recipients will surely love them.. worth the wait!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, how adorable are these!!! Lovin' all the sparkle!