Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ #115, a Funny Video and a FREE Clown element/cut file

Brrrr – while my good friend KimB cooks in the heat over in South Africa, having probably to deal with sweat threat to her computer and overheating, here sit I on this continent oh so far away and I’ve got shivering timbers for fingers… they don’t move very swift I’m telling ya! 


Good thing the pink ladies were picked last week for just when they were being loaded up to be taken  for processing… 

So we have had our “first snow” though it has not stayed other than in patchy areas.  Can I choose to rewind the seasons just for a bit?  Hehe, I could be happy with winter coming just a bit more on the December side. 

On to the card – I am taking up this carding challenge with my sister in law Judy

Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge:  Create a card or project that depicts can be an image of something you are grateful for, a scripture that evokes your gratitude, or it can be a card made especially for a person you would like to thank this time of year!

Here is my take on this theme:


I do not know which designer paper this is.  I simply took the flower image already present and outlined the edges with brown felts and some glittery gold.  I added three gems into the center.  Now the tag – that’s interesting! 

I stamped the “I’m thankful for you!” from a wooden stamp.  It was actually a stamp which had flowers on it too, but I simply colored the words using color brushers.  Then I cut it in a rectangular shape and nipped the corners.  I squeezed Glossy Accents in a squggly line over the sentiment and let that dry.  I punched a tiny hole in it and threaded a ring, chain and charm (all salvaged from discarded earrings, necklaces etc)  I finished it off with the sheer ribbon in a nice rich brown. 

I always listen to music when I’m carding, it makes it fun.  My sister Nina has been putting country music in my ear – I like country but for sure its not the first thing I turn the dial to.  However, this said, I have to share the following video with you which keeps me in stitches:

And finally, I made a sweet Clown element – I’ve provided it in full PSD, in all png parts and also in .studio for Silhouette SD users.  Here’s a card I made using it:


YOU can decide whether you would like to use the plain “circle” eyes included or if you are a Silhouette SD user you may opt to use the little buttons I “stole” from my last Gingerbread Man cut and copied in here.  As you can see i used the teensy buttons and added some crochet thread in red.  I found it was helpful to use a tiny bit of double sided tape to stick the buttons down onto a stick (popsicle stick or stir stick for coffee) to anchor it while you try to tie a teensy tiny little knot.  

I added some creative shading to some of the “ruffle” and the hat.  Have fun, puh-leeeze show me what you make?  I’d love to share here.  This file is for personal use projects (unless you ask me for permission) and please have your friends come download directly from my blog – a comment would probably knock me over…

Click on preview to download!


  1. that clown guy is so cute your Sister In Christ card the has been fun doing this challenge with you. That snow looks cold ...yes all ours is gone to....but is still not warmed up.
    Have a great day.


  2. Beautiful card Barb, I love the rich colours and the gems you added for sparkle. Fantastic picture, I bet the snow was pretty. We are getting heavy winds and rain.

  3. Beautiful card Aunty Barb! i like how you accented the flower on your DP and great tag.
    Good job on you clown piece!

    Well i have to say i love the snow i think it is absolutely beautiful when it's falling....just wish we could keep it off the roads. I have to admit that Ethan an I decorated the house on our first snow fall last week. Yup love Christmas so we are all decorated and presents done.....just waiting for our tree.

    Well i hope you warm up and i hope you have a great and wonderful rest of the week.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [17 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. What a beautiful Thanksgiving card!! Your flower embellishing is so pretty!! I'm sure your sister will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at SSIC!!

  6. Barb, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the Christmas Village cutting files. You have such great cut files you give away here. Thank you!


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