Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas Sweetheart

Hello and good morning dear crafty friends... countdown to Christmas... are you ready for? I am, almost... but must confess I never made a big thing out of it. I am happy when I can create crafty Christmas projects to send to friends to make them happy. That is... no Christmas tree (we cannot have one in our home because of our naughty cat, but have one on our terrace lighted up), no cookies baking, no guests. We go out for having dinner already since years. Well, you know, I have a quite busy working life, so want to keep stress out of my life during that peaceful and quiet time. 

Today I show you another Christmas card I made with this supercute Penguin from Whimsy Stamps. I put him into the gorgeous flower frame and surrounded with birch.

The coloring is made with Copics.

I made a white Poinsettia with Foamiran and natural berries in the center.

Now I thank you for your visit here. Always much appreciated. Bye for now and have a great week!

Hugs, Karina

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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Gift bag

Hello everyone!

  There's only a few days left before Christmas. Have you bought gifts already? I am settling down for wrapping the gifts. I usually prepare gift bags myself. Today I am going to present you one of them. It is an ordinary grey bag. I used paper offcuts ( Pion design), cardboard x-mas tree from Scrapiniec collection and.... composition of winter flowers made of zephyr silk of course:)

See you next time, Beata:)

An invitation card

 Hello everyone!

Most of us are thinking of christmas right now, at least when it comes to crafting, but I went a little further in time for today's creation. I have a card to share today, that would be the perfect invitation for you New Year's Eve party.

For the base I used the Recipe Card die by Magnolia and die cut it from white cardstock. Then I stamped Wine Tasting Tilda in the middle and colored her in. I used my scoring board to score the card in the middle, only to the left and right of the image, not scoring the image itself. With my scissors I've cut around the upper part of the image, starting and stopping at the scoring line.

I used Distress Ink Victorian Velvet to color the white cardstock in, getting lighter the closer I got to the image. With the Mask Art Party and Structure Paste by Dutch Doobadoo I added the party words. To avoid the ink staining the paste I used my heat tool to dry the ink completly before applying the paste.

I used a rectangle from red cardstock behind the base to make my card more stable and put some Rebecca Lace inbetween the two cards.

 This is my colored in image. I used Copics to colore this cutie.

To the lower left of my card I've added a few embellishments. First I've die cut the plate from the Plate and Cuttlery die set and used it as a doily. On top of that I've put the champagne glass from the Glass and Signs die set. I've die cut the glass once from clear acetate and once from white cardstock, then cut off the stem and the top part of the glass cut from white cardstock before coloring it in using reds. Then I've glued the acetate glass on top of the colored part to fill the glass.

I also tied a heart - also from the Glass and Signs set - to the stem and added a white Cherry Blossom and a deep red open rose next to the doily. 

In the end I've added a few silver glitter sequins and the "cheers", die cut from red cardstock.

Have a happy week, everyone!
Hugs, Kathrin

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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Winter bottle

Today I wanted to show you a decorated bottle I made.
Pion Design angel graphic.
Tiny Pom Poms laces and pearls

Candy Cane Charm, a little thing that complements the rest

Wish you all great weekend
and see you in the next one!

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Merry Christmas...

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well!
I'm back today with a new Christmas card to share with you.
I used Wild Rose Studio stamp called Penguin with Present.

The beautiful Christams papers are all from Maja Design's collections.
Paprs used are: I Wish to play in the snow, I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish we will  deck the halls and Shades of Winter red for card shape.

I cut out the image with LDRS Holly Wreath die.

I coloured the image with Distress inks and Zig Clean Colore Real brushes.

I'll be back next Friday!
Hugs, Barbara GR

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Sarah and Winter Friends

Another set of Christmas cards that are already out and in the mail.  YAY!!  I feel so successful!!  LOL!!  I've used Maja Design papers from last year called "I Wish" and reason being is because there is still stock on some papers and the 6 x 6 pad.  Ooooo I love the weight of Maja's papers and they're so nice to work with!!  

Here is Whimsy's "Winter Friends" and lots of pretties from the Noor shop.  There are some really neat new Scrapiniec pieces called "Nordic Sweater Borders" and each card got their own but dang I only took pics of two.  So at the bottom of these two cards are trees and large X and O's.  I've dabbed them with Tim Holtz ink cubes and then clear embossed them.  (Sorry for the dark pics!)

And here's Whimsy's "Sarah" adorned with some gorgeous WOC flowers from the shop.  I made some foiliage using some green Foamiran and Fantasy's "After the Rain Twig" die.

How do you like the wreaths?  They are from Wycinanka called "Mr. & Mrs. Wreath".  I colored them with my Tim Holtz distress marker directly to the chipboard.  After they dried, I then embossed them with some clear embossing powder and topped them off with some red Stickles to the hearts.  After the Stickles dried I brushed them with some gesso...actually I brushed the whole card with gesso once complete.  

So I feel like a card making maniac and I'm still not done!!  I think I've made close to 40 cards and only have one left for Christmas.  However, then I have more I'd like to make for New Year's.  LOL!  Well, we'll see how burnt out I am after all this as to how many actually get done.  hee hee

I hope you enjoyed the double posts today!!  I will have more for you next week!


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One of a Kind Snowglobe

Good day!  Today I'm sharing a bunch of cards I made using Maja Design papers called "Joyous Winterdays" and although these all look the same, if you look closer, they're  not.  Welllll, because when you start doing more than 2 of something you quickly discover that you don't have the same supplies for all of them.  LOL!!  No problem and that's what I like about "stash".  😀  Oh but the border die on each card is the same.  YAY!!  LOL!  That's the new Joy die called "Ornamental Border" die.  Kind of appropriate for this time of year I think!

I was so excited to see the new die come out from Joy "One of a Kind Snowglobe" because I knew I would use it to make a multiple bunch of cards.  I know I'll be using it again as I see so many things that could fit in the globe other than the city.  It could even be used for birthday cards throughout the year.

Here is some foliage using Whimsy's "Christmas Branches".  This set is awesome because it's fully loaded with all kinds of leaf dies.  I don't think I'll ever need any more for the xmas season!  I've also used some cherry blossoms and pixie blooms.  Some flowers may not be in the store in the colors I've used but there is a huge selection so you can always find something you like!

Oh and did you notice the pearl trim I used on them?  I think I have 3 different kinds there.  Anything with pearls and you've got my attention!!  Pearls and glitter.  LOL!!

Thanks for dropping by and see you again soon!

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