Saturday, 16 January 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Here is a card that took forever to make. I had decided to use a sketch from sketch saturday. Since Tilda was quite big I had a hard time fitting the text and embellishments. Phew, took a while, but here it is. I'm quite happy how it turned out. I used some of my new "toys" - the swirly vine, primas, scrolly frame and nesties. The papers are from Wild asparagus and Basic Grey. And of course the image is coloured with my faithful promarkers. I wrote the text by hand with marsh green. Think it might've been prettier with a computer generated taxt, but I didn't have the energy to fuss with that. Don't think I have that bad of a handwriting, lol.

This card is also made with a couple of other challenges in mind:
Simon says stamp had "shabby chic" and Magnolia down under had an interesting challenge: "stamp with another use". This means that you use a stamp from say a Christmas line and use it in a birthday card. I used an easter stamp and made it into a Thanksgiving one. Thought it was quite brilliant. At least I think the stamp is from an easter line. I don't know really since it's hard to find the info. In worst case this was a Thanksgiving stamp and I should've made an easter card from it :)

Wishing you a nice weekend.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Victoria Case candy

On january 15:th there will be a stamprelease, the "Aurora Collection" exclusive stamps for SCACD. Here's your chance to win the whole collection of 6 rubberstamps:
Go HERE to enter before 14th at 12 noon (Pacific time).

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Hot chocolate

Hi there. For the last few days I've been working on this card. It's quite simple, but elegant. I wanted the beautiful glittery paper to stand out so I used a simple sketch from our creative corner. I also used the colourcombo from colour throwdown and charisma cardz. Cute card thursday had "something new" as their theme. Everything on this card is new, the house mouse stamp, new papers, ribbons and even new scalloped nesties. Simon says stamp had "hot chocolate" as their challenge as did quixotic paperie. Finally crafty calendar's challenge "keeping warm".

The dotty ribbon had white dots, but I coloured them pink with a pink promarker. That way you can get your own custom made ribbon without buying a specific ribbon for every occasion. That's my tip of the day.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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