Sunday, 19 December 2010

More Christmas cards - Quick and easy

A short post for the quick and easy Christmas cards I prepared for the Scouts of Pagkrati Christmas bazaar - unfortunately I didn't have the time to prepare more as I am away most of the time lately.

Apologies for the very low photo quality as well - I took the photos in a rush just before I left for the bazaar :S

The main ingredients I used are Nitwit 3d decoupage sheets for the two large ones, Jolly Happy Christmas papers by Dovecraft, Shapeabilities 2010 Holiday Tree, round sentiment stamps by Lily of the Valley.

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Crochet Christmas trees

This year I decided to make most of my christmas presents myself, since the last few months I am hooked to preparing things myself.

A couple of months ago I had made with crochet a few christmas trees that I wanted to give as gifts for Christmas. However, a few weeks ago I was very happy to accept an invitation to start helping my old Scout Group (Group 1 AirScouts of Pagkrati) as a member of team which I have no idea how it is called in english ;o)

Our first activity was to raise funds for the group with a Christmas bazaar. Unfortunately, due to too many business trips the last few weeks, I wasn't able to prepare something for the bazaar, so I decided to give these Christmas trees and to prepare a few quick Christmas cards.

These are the photos of the Christmas trees I crocheted. I found the instruction online, however I experimented with different sizes, some trees are taller and thinner, others shorter and thicker, no tree has the same size as the others.

I hope you like them... At least yesterday afternoon there was only one left ;o)

The photo is not clear as I took it in a rush just before I left to go to the bazaar...

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Monday, 13 December 2010

Another snowman card

Lately I've been travelling quite a lot, and unfortunately I haven't had time to make as many cards as I would have liked.

Finally this weekend I spent some time home, so I got to make a card that helped me relax from my travels quite a bit.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #11 - Sketch and optional extra distressing
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas but no red or green
Passion for Promarker Christmas mega challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Ann's #29 - Christmas and/or sketch
Craft Your Days Away #10 - Punch it out
Pollycraft #73 - Colour scheme Pink/Blue/Brown
A Spoonfull of Sugar #133 - Christmas card
Papertake - Red & Green must not be seen
Delightful challenges - Embossing
Paper Cutz #71 - Snowflake or snowman

This is a really short post as I have to leave for the airport again, so I won't be able to write all the materials that I have used. Some of them are the following:

- Snowman stamp by Pink Gem Designs
- Sentiment stamp by Lily of the Valley
- Promarker pens
- Artemio star border punch
- Marianne design snowflake die cuts
- Papers from my stash
- Fiskars embossing plates
- Distress ink Frayed Burlap
- Snow marker
- Perles from my stash Pin It

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wedding card

Recently I received a S.W.A.L.K. stamp and I wanted to make card for two friends of mine who got married recently. Last night I got the inspiration and prepared the following card.

What I tried for the first time now was to make flowers using die cuts. I was quite satisfied with the results and I am sure I am going to make flowers quite often in the future.

I wanted to keep the colours simple, so white and black are my main colours, for the groom and the bride. To add a bit "flavour" I used Glossy Accents and Icicle stickles.

I will submit this card to the following challenges:

 Passion for ProMarkers #79 - Old and new: The stamp is new, the papers are old

The recipe isQ

- White embossing powder by Hero Arts
- ProMarkers: Ivory, blush, cool grey 1, cool grey 3, black, magenta, burnt sienna, shale, caramel
- Fiskars Dots embossing plates

Unfortunately I got the papers a while ago from a shop that specializes in decoupage and had just brought a few scrapbooking supplies. There aren't any signs as to from which collection the papers are.
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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The cute ballerine - Believe in your dreams

It's been a while since my last post, but this is because I am working on a big (at least for me) project that should be ready by Christmas. That doesn't mean that I won't prepare anything else until then... but you know what I mean...

However yesterday I received my first Lily of the Valley stamp, the really cute ballerina and their amazing new circular sentiments stamps. So I couldn't resist and I prepared a cute (I hope!) card. And for a change, this is not a Christmas card!

I would like to enter in the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley # 75 - Bev's sketch: A really nice sketch from Bev

Passion for ProMarkers 79 - Old and new: The stamps are new, both the ballerina and the sentiment stamp, I just received them yesterday. The papers are "old", from the first papers I bought last summer. They might not be so old, but I only started with card making last summer, so for me they are old!

The materials are the following:

- Stamps from Lily of the Valley
- ProMarkers: Ivory, Blush, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Cocktail pink, Antique pink, Blender
- Papers: Dovecraft collection Back to Basics
- Border punch from Fiskar
- Flower from Pink Gem Designs
- Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed
- Clear embossing powder

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