This week's challenge on Moving Along With The Times blog is Clean and Simple. "Clean & simple is a creation with clean lines, lots of open space & a few if any embellishments." So I think this card fits the theme!
Washi tape is quite popular, but I have to confess I never used it before. This is my first card and I now know why people love it. It's so easy and cardmaking goes so much faster. I'll definitely want to buy some other designs. I want to enter this card for the Papertake Weekly challenge: Anything goes.
This is probably one of my favorite christmas stamps from Magnolia. I love colouring this image, so I had a little stash and this card was quickly finished :) I'm entering this card for the Totally Tilda Challenge: Tilda Sitting Pretty. I've only used Basic Grey papers from the Dasher collection and the sentiment is from Marianne Design 'Eline's Vintage Kerst teksten'.
I still have to make a couple of christmascards, so I've kept this one simple. I want to enter it for the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge: Let it Snow. The hedgehogs on their sledge are an old Penny Black stamp from the set ' Christmas Critters', coloured with pencils. The sentiment stamp is from Marianne Design 'Eline's Vintage Kerst teksten'. The patterned paper is from a (cheap) paper pad from Kruidvat and the last supplies I've used are the Spellbinders.
I can hardly believe it, but cardmaking is going really good this week :) So the challenge on the Dutch Magnolia Chickies was not so difficult: Make a christmascard . I've used Tilda under Mistletoe (2009) for this one. I've coloured her earlier this year, but have forgotten to write down the copic numbers. I've used Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers, again. These are really my favorites this week :). The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Holiday Sayings'. I've created the finishing touches with a Provocraft die Snowflake #2 and Basic Grey rhinestones.
Another christmascard I've made this week. I want to enter this one for the December challenge on Stamp and Create blog: Sparkly Christmas. To create the sparkling element, I've added white stickles on the christmas hat and rhinestones to the snowflakes.
(supplies: Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers, Lily of the Valley stamp Teddy Balancing Act (both were blog candy from Lisa), Marianne Design Vintage Kerst, Basic Grey rhinestones, Provocraft die Snowflake #2)
This is already the third christmas card I've made this week. It's based on the sketch from The Sugar Bowl Challenge: http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.be . I've worked quite a long time on this card. I've tried different colours and different patterned papers, but it still doesn't look right. I'm especially having problems with the small rectangle in the middle, but couldn't find a great alternative.
(supplies: Sugar Nellie 'Kiss me Quick', Marianne Design sentiment, Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers, Doodlebug brads, copics).
I already made this card in October when I followed for the second time a workshop in Lut's shop (http://blog.chriscoudenys.be/). This workshop was given by Linda, who I know from a Belgian stamping group. She started her own blog last week, so I'd definitely recommand to visit it: http://lindekesblog.blogspot.be/. We used alcohol inks for this card. The background was easy and quickly ready, but colouring the girl and the christmas balls took a long time. I'm not sure this is a favorite technique for me, although I absolutely love the result. Unfortunately I pushed to hard when I stamped the sentiment so the text is to thick :( I'll try to do better next time!
The sentiment is a stamp from Forever Friends 'Christmas sparkle 1'. The image is LOTV Christmas Teddy Balancing Act, which was also a part of Lisa's candy ( http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.be/) together with the Dovecraft Christmas Fancy papers. Again I've used copics to colour this gorgeous teddy. The snowflakes are from a Provocraft die (Snowflake #2). I finished with Stickles and Basic Grey rhinestones to add some glitter to the card.
I'm having vacation this week, but we stay at home and planned some daytrips. Because it started snowing this weekend, I don't want to risk going to far with my car and it seems our trips will be cancelled. But I already have a plan B: making christmascards! It's been a while since I've been creative, so I still have lots of cards to make. For the first one I've used the sketch from Christmas Challenges (http://christmaschallenges.blogspot.be/2012/11/sketch-52-sponsored-by-hein-design.html).
The stamps I've used are: CC Designs 'Heidi with ornament' and Marianne Design. I coloured the image with copics (YG03-23, BG 23-34, RV 21-23, Y15-17, R37-29-59, E50-51-R02). Patterned papers are Dovecraft Christmas Fancy which I received as a candy from Lisa (http://wishcraftcards.blogspot.be).