Friday, 21 November 2014

Make The Day Special - November

Weather has been really grey for the last few days and temperature is dropping as well and I just turned a year younger yesterday!

I am making another tall and skinny card for Make The Day Special Cards by using this colour inspiration.

I am so happy that the stencil from SSS has finally arrived and I am putting it on use on this card by applying glittered paste as the background.  The glitters really stands out on the red cardstock.  

Basically, I am CASing myself from this card as I just love how the shaker baubles turned out.  However, this time I added some snow drift die cuts.  The stamped images are from PS which I put it a little slanted, the snowflakes and sentiments are from HA.  I am also popping this card into Simon Says Flickr Challenge.

 Thanks for dropping by and have a good Friday!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

LIM #198

Hello there.  As you know me, I am not really good at making this kind of card but I was so inspired by Eret that I just had to CASE her work.

What drew me to her piece of art was the coloured background but the trees remained colourless-just love the contrasting effect on the card.  She used a special liquid for the trees so that the distressing will not colour the trees and as I don't have that, I decided to paperpierce them. After distressing the background and the moon, I sprayed some glitter shimmer over it.  The trees and sentiment are from HA.

I am posting this into the following challenges : Stamping Sensations, and Less is More.

Added glitters onto the trees

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Kraft Journal #197

Tall and Skinny is the challenge over at The Kraft Journal and I am going for clean and simple design.  This card measures 20cm x 10cm and I decided to go natural woodgrain for the background which is inspired by the photo at Time Out Challenge. 

As I didn't want the woodgrain to stand out too much, I stamped the MFT Woodgrain in Toffee Crunch.  

The baubles are of 3 different sizes and two are stamped on the acetate and one on kraft cardstock just to give a different variation.  Added some sequins in the baubles to turn them into shakers!  

I am entering this card into the following challenges : The Card ConceptThe Kraft JournalTime Out ChallengeHero Arts Holiday Challenge and Stamping Sensations.

Stamped sentiment on acetate

Inside by using second generation stamping

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Metallic Christmas Card

It has been grey all day long and I hope yours is a little bit better than over here. This is my second card to make a christmas card by using non-christmas stamp. The background is HA Flower Bursts Pattern stamped and heat embossed in two metallics powders: copper and silver.

Die cut two tags one on a white cardstock and another on a vellum.  The white cardstock which is the base is stamped and heat embossed with MFT Textile Background. The vellum tag is stamped with sentiments and heat embossed in metallic too. Both sentiments are from HA Christmas Greetings.  I finished both cards with some shinny sequins.

I think my preference would go for the silver with the pop of lime ribbon! Which one do you prefer?

I am popping these cards into the following challenges : Hero Arts Holiday ChallengeCraft Stamper and Inkspirational challenge.

In silver

In bronze

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

SSS Flickr Challenge #5

Today's card is to use a non-Christmas stamp to create a Christmas theme card Craft Stamper challenge and I am going on Clean and Graphic.  I am using the stamp set from SSS Scribble Flowers to create a wreath.  Basically, there are two layers of stamping involved: the base stamping is stamped with white ink on a kraft and the second layer is stamped on the white in different colours.  I did not the stamped the coloured ink exactly on the white but just a little bit off.

The sentiment is from HA Greatest Gifts whereby the "Christmas" is stamped onto the kraft and the "Blessings" is stamped on a vellum.  Both sentiments are heat embossed in white and the vellum adhered onto a coloured cardstock.

I am popping this card into the following challenges : SSS Flickr Challenge, Hero Arts Holiday ChallengeThe Card Concept and Inspirational Journal.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Merry Monday #133


So glad it's Friday already.  The inspiration that I got from this photo is all about natural colour.

For this card, the background base is stenciled in white with craft emotion stars.  Then the acetate is dotted with some glitters.  The die cut is from memory box which is cut twice - once in kraft and the back is black to create some shadow on the card.  Lastly the sentiment is stamped with HA.

I am entering this into Penny Black and MoreThe Kraft 
Journal, and Time Out Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have great day!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Merry Monday #132

Happy Saturday...

I can't believe that today is the first day of November already. Today's weather has been exceptionally soft with lots of sunshine at about 17 degrees celcius which is rather special during this time of the year.

Today's card is rather challenging as we need to make vintage snowflake card.  I have never done any snowflake in kraft before and I thought this is a challenging one to do.  I am also popping this card into Hero Arts Holiday Challenge.

The front panel is die cut with Lawn Fawn square stitched. Then I dry emboss the panel randomly and added stickles.  I got the idea of partial dry embossing from Rosemary D - I just love how the look of it and I think I did a little bit too much on this one.  I die cut two snowflakes in vellum and another one in kraft.  The snowflake in kraft is clear embossed twice to give the 3D look.  Lastly, the sentiment is from HA which is heat embossed in gold.

Love the droplets of the stickles 

Two weeks ago, we had an autumn break and we spent a couple of days in Harz, Germany which we found out on arrival that it was a skiing area during the winter month!  We did not know it when we did the booking as we were only interested in doing some nature walk and hunting for autumn colours.

Nevertheless, we had a good trip and I must say that the village was rather laid back but it was good for us to be away from the city life.  We spent most of our days hiking.  As it was on mountainous area, we also had fun with the sledging on rails which sure to speed up your adrenaline because of the height and the overlooking the beautiful village.

This wooden church was built in 1908

A peep inside the wooden church

We came across this during our hike

The story behind it...

passing by another village

at Gozlar village

Sledging on the rails up on the mountain

So glad you stopped by and have a great day!