Saturday, 3 December 2011

A fairy happy Christmas

Today I have a Christmascard in non-traditional colors. The image is called fluffie fairy and it's from sweetpea stamps. It is coloured with promarkers and a white shimmery twinkling H2O for the white parts of her outfit. Papers are from papermania I think - not sure as I had it for a couple of years. The dark blue/green panel is dryembossed with a cuttlebug folder.

How are your Christmas cards looking this year? I love mixing traditional with funky. The styles are scattered allover :)

ABC - E is for embossing
By the cute and girly - Let it snow
Pollycraft - Christmas fun
Passion for promarkers - Sketch
Simon says stamp - Anything
Totally paper crafts - Let it snow
Winter wonderland - Christmas

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Monday, 28 November 2011

Snowmen love

I've had so much fun playing with this image. I don't have that many Christmasstamps and every year I want to get some new ones I realize I still have some that haven't seen ink yet. So I promise myself that if there is a sale on Christmasstamps after the holidays I will get some. Somehow there never is...

This stamp from whiff of joy was still in its packaging and I must have had it for ages. Sorting through my stamps really helped as I have a better view of what I have and from which companies. No more doubles :)

The image is colored with promarkers and I used papers from prima. The sentiment/reindeer stamp is a freebie stamp from craft stamper. I only colored the image partially leaving the space between the snowmen white as if their love was glowing. I just love how adorable this stamp is. It's drawn by Elisabeth Bell for whiff of joy.

Below you can see a better pic of some glitterglue I used to create a frosty effect on the top and bottom of the brown paper (got the idea from Claudia) Looks like icicles and snow.


Belles n whistles - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Christmas with pearls
Crafty catz - Snowmen
Everybody art - Christmas card
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Midnight madness - Sketch
Paper sundaes - Winter wonderland
Papertake weekly - Christmas crackers
Simon says stamp - Tag you're it
Stampin for the weekend - Friends
Stamptacular - Anything Christmas
Totally papercrafts - Christmas
Whiff of joy - Pins and lace

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Enchantment from sweetpea stamps

Nice of you to stop by my blog today. I have taken a little break in my Christmascards, or at least in the planning of my Christmascards, and played with this beautiful image by Meredith Dillman plate 98 (which is currently on sale at sweetpea stamps, wohoo) Besides ching chou this is one of my favorite illustrators so I was happy to ink this image that I haven't played with before. I still have so many images that haven't seen ink yet, poor things.

Good thing is that I have totally cleaned up my crafttable. It's so big and spacious I can sleep on it :D Before I just had a 30x30cm space (if that) to do my cards on. The rest was filled with mountains of paper and stuff. I actually found a couple of Christmaspapers in there from last year. HU! It is so inspirin gto sit there now. I've been having so much fun colouring which I haven't enjoyed for ages. Still the rest of the corner to do, but the most imoprtant things are done and I'm so glad. Even got almost all my unmounted stamps sorted in binders. You can see how HERE, but will try to show you the rest some other time.

I'm so superpleased with how this card turned out, especially the coloring. I used oilpencils and a rubbing medium. I've struggled long to get the glow in my images, so I was over the moon of finally succeeding.

The sentiment is from ching chou kuik's plate 38, also by sweetpea stamps. It is stamped with distress ink as is the image and the edges of the image. Papers are from prima.


Crafts and me - vintage/shabby

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