Saturday, 10 December 2011

Winter (whiff of) joy

I'm making the last of my Christmascards this weekend so my table is in a total mayhem again. Good thing I had a couple of coloured images left from last year. Most of them were already matched up with papers so I had half the job done. I didn't make any advanced layouts although I think this one turned out really well. I did use a sketch for it and thankfully it came together without any hassle (which is unusual)

I used papers from prima (North country) and a Martha Stewart punch for the lace. The image is coloured with promarkers.

Alphabet challenge - W for white Christmas
Crafts and me - Snowflakes
Crafty catz - Anything
Cute card thursday - anything
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Sketch and stash - Sketch
Secret crafter - Creatures big and small
Stamptacular - Blue/brown/tan
Totally gorjuss - Let it snow
Winter wonderland - Let it snow

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sweetpea Christmas bloghop

Hello and welcome to sweetpea's Christmas bloghop. If you've come from the very talented Karina's blog then you're on the right way. If not, start at the beginning at the sweetpea blog and find out how you can win a $20 sweetpea candy. The idea for this hop is to get you superinspired to use your favourite sweetpea stamps for your Christmasprojects. With the right colours, papers and sentiments you can make a card for any occasion no matter what it looks like. I even went all out and used non-Christmas papers. I like living on the wild side :)

The image I have used is from my favourite illustrator ching chou kuik (shhh, don't tell anyone). I've had a soft spot for her images since the beginning and always go back to them. This one is called fluttering butterflies from plate 38 (and it's actually on sale now for only $2!) I really wanted to work with this image as it has a lantern that I wanted to emphasize. Didn't know if I could pull it off, but I must say it really looks like it's glowing. The colouringmedium I used are oilpencils as I know they are able to give this glowing look.

You are almost at the end of the hop. Please leave a comment before you go to our next very talented DT member  Sharon.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Santa with penguins

Somehow I'm panicky about my Christmas cards. How did this happen?! AGAIN!? I even had one card left from last year and made one or two earlier this year. I need about 7 more. Whaaa, and I only have until next week. Oh well, there's always next year :)

For this card I have used a stamp from Whipper snapper (thought it was a high hopes, but it's not) It's coloured with oilpencils. I'm really starting to love this colouring medium. I'm superpleased with how it turned out. I added some distressglue to the white parts of the image. The papers are from a prima paperpack called north country. I just love these papers as they are super cheap, a lot of papers in every pack (48) and the quality is perfect for edge-distressing.

Color create - Red, white, green
Creatalicious - Christmas and sparkle
Crafty catz - Christmas + optional sparkle
Cute card thursday - Numbers
Everybody art - Sketch
Paper sundaes - Red and stripes
Papertake weekly - Anything
Pile it on - Bling it up
Secret crafter - Photo inspiration

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