Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Recipe for Holiday Wishes

the recipes slip right into the pocket

I often have requests for my recipes so I decided to give out recipes as 'gifts' this year.  I created a very simple card using A.J.'s Digi Gingerbread Paper, which you can find here.  I made a pocket on the bottom of the card large enough to hold a few recipe cards and used a couple of acrylic stamps to make the sentiment plaque.  I distressed the recipe cards to give them a homey feel and bundled them with a nice shiny ribbon.   

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digital Paper Design: Amanda Marks
Papers: Recollections cardstock
           Dollar store recipe cards
Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain
        Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
        ColorBox pigment Ink
Stamps: Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas
Adhesives: Double-sided Dollarstore Tape
                Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Ribbon: Crafts brand Dollarama Ribbon

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I've been wanting to use Amanda's little drummer DUCK for some time and thought he'd make the perfect "Drummer Boy" for a Christmas card.

The background paper was just text taken from the song printed onto a dull green sheet of paper.
The background to the duck was printed off and matted with red card and the duck himself was coloured digitally cut out and mounted on foam pads, I then added some gold highlights on his hat, drum and drumsticks using gold foiling. added a couple of feathers to his hat and topped it off with a little gold emblem with a red gem.
I hope you like him!

Vince :0)x

Duck Digi Stamp - Amanda Marks
Card Design - Vince Ballard
5"x7" White Card
Background paper - MCS
Christmas Sentiment - Paula Pascal

Happy Thanksgiving from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe

We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I personally have so much to be thankful for including all of you.  Thank you for your support!  I also am excited about the new year I have exciting plans for the Digi Shoppe!

I am also introducing a new line of paper - Gingerbread Paper Pack.  It is currently for sale in the Digi Shoppe for $5.00.

Thank you again for your support and I hope you have a fantastic holiday!

Amanda :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall for Owls

The 2 huge maple trees in my yard have lost their leaves and I have been in an autumn sort of mood, so I created this fall themed card with Amanda's loveable owl couple.  You can find this digi stamp here.  I printed my sentiment out on some patterned paper and used some stickers as embellishment.
Card design: Dawn Taylor
Digital stamp design: Amanda Marks
Coloured with: Crayola markers
Paper: Staples cardstock
           Best of K and Company Papers
Adhered with: Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue
                       Dollarama double sided tape
Misc. Supplies: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
                         Sticko Stickers by EK Success

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Owl Be Home For Christmas

I have to say I love this card because of the color combo I love browns with dark deep reds and dark deep green so lovely together. I hope you all agree. I used Amanda's cute owl digi and colored him or her whatever you want this owl to be . Next I then glossy accented  the eyes and added black diamond stickles too. LOL I had to use a pom pom for  the hat to pull it all together and the owl was made . Then I worked on the base of the card, which I cut out on my awesome cricut . I put the owl on the card and added some ribbon and a cute flower from Michael's. The sentiment is from pink design 's Christmas set from last year. I hope you have and great day and have enjoyed my card . Thanks for stopping by. Oh yes I lot of bling was put on lol.


Well not long until Christmas now and so I'd better get a start on my cards.
I know I'm leaving it a bit late especially as a lot of crafters made theirs back in August, but I always seem to leave it to the last minute. (I do tend to procrastinate)

I do love this little OWL by Amanda and decided to make an easel card to show him off!
I kept the colours traditional and coloured the owl the same. Cute isn't he!
I hope you like it.

Vince x

Card designer - Vince Ballard.
Digi Owl designer - Amanda Marks.
Coloured digitally.
Owl background image by - MCS.
Merry Christmas stamp - Paula Pascual.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just for You

Since it is now November, I have to admit that the holiday season is coming.  I made a tag for a Christmas present using the Santa Turtle digi stamp from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe.  Please find the Santa Turtle HERE. I used Fantasy Shimmer cardstock for the first time in making this project. (I liked it very much and was pleased that it did not lose much glitter on my work surface.)
Digital Stamp Design: Amanda Marks
Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Papers: K and Company patterned paper
            Paper-azzi Fantasy Shimmer cardstock
            Staples cardstock
Colored with Bic Mark-Its
Stamp: Katie an Co. designed for Studio G
Inked with: Stampology Ink
                 Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue
Misc: Ribbon and Bling from stash