Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

So this is the last post of this year, and what a year it has been! It has been full of different challenges and I'm ready to move on to new adventures. Urm, and resolutions...they are always tricky, maybe work with mixed media or some kind of art journal. I wanted to go for one last year, but a page a day stumped me, maybe a page a week fits better in if the daily chores also need to be done.

I wish you a Very Happy New Year full of crafty pleasures!

I would like to enter:
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas (2nd entry)

I used:
Five circles (6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 inches)
Penny Black snowflake stamp
Memento ink
Glitter and glue
Liquid Pearls

You can find the instructions here! It's a Martha Stewart idea. Be sure to crease the folds, it makes life easier!

Stay safe and have fun tonight!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Elegant Lady

I so enjoyed making this card; a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper, backing paper from a stamp package, ribbon from a blouse and clothes' tags. And the lady still looks so elegant amongst the reused bits!

I also used:
Pro markers for colouring
Distress inks
Scissors for paper distressing
Golden Cat's eye ink
Golden liquid pearls for painting

I would like to join:
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes
The Sweet Stop: A fab sketch to follow

Hope to create something tomorrow too, so see ya soon again!

Warm hugs

Friday, December 28, 2012

Favourite Christmas Cards

Hiya! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and that Santa brought you something nice. I got lots of choklit and some new crafty goodies so everything is well in my corner of the world. Might need a few laps in the jogging trail though! That'll be next year, rofl!!!

I would like to enter Debby's quest:

Some of them were made for Cupcake Challenge, hence the logo.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Today we're celebrating Christmas in Sweden and Finland, eating a traditional meal and giving away pressies, life is good!

I would like to enter:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Santa Claus is coming to town
One Stop Craft Challenge: A Christmas Carol (Santa Claus is coming to town)
ABC Christmas Challenge: Favourite die/punch (Nestie Bauble)
Joanna Sheen Challenge: With Love at Christmas


Monday, December 17, 2012

Cupcake Anyone?

Hiya everyone! Are you ready for the last Cupcake Craft Challenge of the year?  We'll have a well deserved Christmas breaksoon, so this challenge is easy and fun, just include something cakey. We're generously being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and Saturated Canary, please check our blog for all the details.

I went for a Cupcake shaped card; papers are Berry Merry, sentiment is a Penny Black, tag is Cuttlebug, dots were made with Liquid Pearls, a piece of string and voilĂ ! Love when ideas works in real life and don't take ages!

I would like to enter:
Joanna Sheen Challenge: With Love at Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Christmas Makes
Fab'n'Funky Challenges: Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamps Challenges: Your Favourite (My green Cuttlebug!)

Have a wonderful Christmas!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Silent Night

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! We have plenty of snow and strange enough I did even enjoy the snow blizzard we had earlier this week, it took a two hours to get home from work, it normal takes just an hour! But it was oh so beautiful with all the white goodness.

So you can tell that I was over the moon when I saw this stamp from Michael Powell. It's coloured with Derwent watercolour pencils. I added som glossy accents for the lights, a bit Stickles to the tree and some highlights with Sakura pens. The dies are Cuttlebug and the corners are made with EK Success small corner adorner punch.

I would like to enter:
Joanna Sheen Challenge: With Love at Christmas
Fab'n'funky Challenges: A Non Traditional Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Challenges: Dies and/or punches

Warm hugs

Monday, December 3, 2012

It'll be all White on the Night

Good morning, we have a fabulous theme at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week; White On White! Isn't that perfect for lovely Christmas cards?! We're being sponsored by two generous sponsors this week, Simon Says Stamps are offering a lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate and SK Digis are offering a lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate. Please check our blog for all the details, and the teams fantastic cards!!!

How the card was made:

A Vilda Stamps Christmas tree was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with a mix of pearly and glittery embossing inks. The tree was cut out and mounted on an embossed card stock (Cuttlebug's Polka Dots).

A window was cut out and embossed with a Spellbinder oval and mounted onto the card base and small scene.

Four corners were cut out with Cuttlebug corners, painted with white crackle paint and glued with Glossy Accents. A few pearls and a recycled ribbon for a bow and one more Christmas card to the pile. I played with different shades of white for interest, from chalk to pearl, kind of like the effect. I've got the inspiration for this card from Biggan, she makes such lovely clean cards!

I would like to enter:
Crafty Calendar Challenge: White Christmas (didn't go for the optional metal)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Recycle/Upcycle (the ribbon is from a sweater)
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Christmas with a twist (no red, green or gold)
Dream Valley Challenges: Non Traditional Christmas
Stampin For the Weeekend: Use some texture
Simon Says Stamps: Anything Goes

Well, phew, I suppose I should be stressing around with some Christmas preps, but no, not this week. I've had the silly flue and will simply have a cuppa and put up my feet after work and enjoy visiting you!

Take care, stay safe and warm!