Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas mail

Hi Friends,

Today I'm posting a card with a fun envelope as the main image :-) I love the fun look of it, and the happy feeling it instills! The image stamp is by my beloved Stamping Bella (not sure if Em is carrying it any more), the greeting is by JustRite, colouring is done by Copics, and that's pretty much what it took to make this card. Well, a tiny bit of Glamour Dust glitter, MFT's stitched circle die, Cuttlebug's snowflake embossing folder and a piece of mirror-like cardstock for the background layer (part of which, by the way, reflects me taking picture of the card lol). The light is a bit off, and the card looks a tad dull, but in reality it's bright and sparkly :-)

I'm still using the window of opportunity over at Simon Says Stamp, and posting this card for the current Christmas/Holidays challenge.

Thank you for dropping by!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snowman

Hi Friends,

Today I'm posting a card with one of my all-time favourite stamps - Mo's Snowman with cardinal. I just love this image, it can work with any background and any colour scheme. I've colored it with Prisma pencils, used some Versa chalk ink to colour the image's background and then added some Glamour Dust glitter around, for additional sparkle. My challenge with this card was the puffy snow under the snowman. I haven't used the snow liquid for about a year (lol), so it became quite thick. So, here is me, done with the card, trying to add this little final touch, and the bottle just wouldn't cooperate!!!! It took me about 30 minutes to clean up the bottle's nozzle, then thin out the snow liquid for that final 30 seconds touch to the card... By the time the nozzle was cleaned, I was so frustrated that decided not to bother with researching what will work to thin the snow liquid, so just added plain water to see if that would work. It worked pretty well at the end, and now my snow liquid is running and puffing when heat is applied :-)

Oh, and after taking the picture, I realized that the twigs were uncolored! That's now fixed :-)
I'm entering it into three (wow!!) challenges - Mo's Snow or Snowflake theme, Simon's Christmas/Holidays theme, and Lia's Sparkle or Metallic theme.

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Santa

Hi Friends,

Today is a new day, and time for a new card. I've used a stamp that I got years ago at a scrapbook festival, and I believe it was one of my first rubber stamps ever. I just couldn't stop giggling when I saw it on a stand. Coloured, it brings my face to smile even more. It's a fun image, and to me it's just an illustration of good holiday mood :-) I'm entering my card into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, which is Christmas/Holidays this week.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter bliss

Hi friends,

I'm back into the crafting world after another loong break! I've been busy changing my job and going painfully through the learning process, but it's about time to focus on fun! Christmas/New Year are just around the corner, and I'm now deep into Xmas cards bliss! Today I'm posting one of my first snow cards, to be sent next week to one of my ex-colleagues. I find it quite challenging to figure out what people celebrate - Christmas, Hanuka or New Year... I love love love reindeer, Santa, Christmas tree and all the snowflaky stuff, so I'm just going along with what I like, and if I send a wrong card to my lovely recipients, folks, I just don't know any more :-))) Love you anyway and hope you'll still love me too!!!

This was a quick and pretty easy card, I wanted to use my abandoned background stamp with random spots for a snowfall feeling, and voila - it worked out! I'm also posting my card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Christmas/Holidays this week.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful holiday season! More cards are coming! :-)