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Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy 2017! Card


This card made it to Top 4
@4 CRAFTY CHICKS: 4 CC #330 {New Year's Resolultions}


Hello Bloggers,

Every season I make several New Year cards. One of them is here. All golden :) Today's card is more silver. With the beautiful new Marianne Design Cuckoo Clock.
The shiny silver of the background is the Colourcraft Relief Paste, all the other rub-on silver is Inka Gold. I also added some sequins and rhinestones for even more sparkle. :)
Do you love plastic snow for winter crafting as much as I love it? :) It amazes me every time how natural it looks. Here is a close up:


Used:
  • Colourcraft Relief Paste
  • Inka Gold metal gloss paint
  • Joy! Crafts 6002/0635 Winter Wishes Icicle
  • Joy! Crafts 6002/0589 Baubles
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/2051 Happy Christmas Dutch texts
  • Marianne Design CR1388 Craftable - Cuckoo Clock
  • Marianne Design CR1378 Craftables - Tiny's Pine Tree Branch 
  • Marianne Design LR0392 Creatable Snowy Icicles
  • Marianne Design Lr0286 Creatables Tiny’s Pine Cones 
  • Dixicraft Die MD0007 Alphabet Block

Challenges:
  1. Winter Wonderland: For Someone Special/Happy New Year
  2. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #63 - SNOW
  3. Double D Challenges: Silver and Gold
  4. Marianne's Design Divas: Challenge 12: Anything goes with minimum 3 Marianne Design products (CR1388 - Cuckoo Clock; CR1378 - Tiny's Pine Tree Branch; LR0392  Snowy Icicles; Lr0286 Tiny’s Pine Cones)
  5. 4 CRAFTY CHICKS: 4 CC #330 {New Year's Resolultions} - Resolution: Travel somewhere North (Iceland, Canada, Russia etc.) to see a lot of real snow that does not melt straight away. :)
  6. Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: DECEMBER Challenge-Anything Christmas/Holiday
  7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December 2016 challenge
  8. pile it on: Celebrating 2016 - Pile It On! Challenge #123 - Any Holiday/Celebration
  9. Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog: SOS #283 - Winter Wonderland (sure there are some new die-cuts, but the words/digits, pine cones and all sorts of snow come from stash :)



Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Card With Real Bells and MD Lantern

Hello Bloggers,
The sun cannot decide whether it should or should not break through the mist in Amsterdam today :) While it's struggling, I am presenting  a new card. A Christmas card, naturally :)
The sentiment is gesso-stecilled and glittered with some fine golden glitter. I also used some golden wax on the lantern, the candle and the flower. And some snow.
The bells at the upper left corner are real bells. They even ring, well, kind of :)
I added a small punched cross inside the lattern.

Used:
  • Marianne Design LR0190 Creatables Lantern XL
  • Marianne Design LR0435 Creatable - Petra's Poinsettia 
  • Marianne Design LR0437 Creatables – Petra's Twigs
  • Marianne Design LR0438 Creatables - Petra's Larix
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/2031 Candles 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0402 Mery’s Stencil - Basic Round x4 

Challenges:
  1. Scr@p-Cards Challenge-Blog: Challenge # 91
  2. Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog : Challenge #219
  3. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #63 - SNOW
  4. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge #331 - Glitter and Sparkle
  5. 4 CRAFTY CHICKS: 4CC #329 - Distressing
  6. Marianne's Design Divas: Challenge 12: Anything goes with minimum 3 Marianne Design products
  7. Crafting When We Can: Challenge #134 - IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!
  8. The Crafty Addicts: Challenge 30
  9. melonheadz friends: TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Challenge
  10. CraftAddiction Designteam en Challengeblog: Challenge #12-alles mag in kerstsfeer

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Snow Globe Christmas Card

Hello Bloggers,

Over a month ago I saw these two different things in two different shops: the Yvonne Creations Cozy Christmas embossing folder and the Precious Marieke Spirit of Christmas Snowflake Circle. Somehow, in my instantly inspired imagination they were immediately "glued" to each other. :)

It's only now that I've eventually managed to make a card with them both together:
 I like the way this embossing folder creates a whole Christmas village in one go. :)

With lots of different "snows" and gems on it:

Used:
  • Yvonne Creations - Cozy Christmas embossing folder YCEMB 10004
  • Precious Marieke Spirit of Christmas Snowflake Circle Die Set PM10067
  • Marianne Design CR1344 Craftables Lantern 
  • Marianne Design LR0377 Creatable Elands 
  • Marianne Design Cr1224 Craftables Christmas Tree
  • Joy! crafts 6002/0490-oval
  • Cheery Lynn Designs  DL278 Horizon Fishtail Banners
  • Joy! Trouvaille (6200/0910) (Licht Roze Editie)
Challenges:
  1. Winter Wonderland: Frame it or Night scene 02.12.16
  2. Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Trees and Snow
  3. The ABC Challenge: U is for Unconventional
  4. Creative Craft Cottage: Challenge #77 Use Die Cuts
  5. Moving Along With The Times: 35. Christmas Scenes
  6. Scrapping4funChallenges: Challenge 80 - Christmas
  7. CraftAddiction Designteam en Challengeblog: Challenge #12-alles mag in kerstsfeer
  8. Cuttlebug Mania: Shine
  9. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #62 - Christmas
  10. Crafty Calendar Challenge : December Challenge - Christmas Time

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Monday, 5 December 2016

Happy New Year Card

Hello Bloggers,

A Happy New Year card today. You can see the tiny 2017 at the top right corner. :)
The sentiment is experimental :) I stencil-gesso'ed it and then sprayed some golden glitter over it. Surprisingly, it held and even produced some extra volume to the letters:
Here is a closer look at the top of the card with all its layers:
Used:
  • Leane Creatief Lea'bilities Pine Tree 45.8947 
  • Marianne Design Lr0125 Creatables  Christmas Finnish Ice Star
  • Joy! crafts 6002/2054 - Ice Crystals (3)
  • Joy! crafts 6002/2050 Happy Christmas - Stars
  • Joy! Crafts 6002/0635 Winter Wishes Icicle
  • Joy Crafts 6002/2030 Christmas Balls
  • Precious Marieke PM10051 Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes 
  • Dixicraft Die MD0007 Alphabet Block
  • Scrapping Cottage Cottagecutz Vintage Bells (Cc-022)

Challenges:
  1. Use Your Stuff: Challenge #244 - Layers
  2. IDIC: CHALLENGE # 345 - "SQUARE OR RECTANGLE CARDS"
  3. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Glitter Challenge
  4. melonheadz friends: WINTER IS HERE CHALLENGE
  5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper December 2016 challenge
  6. Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: DECEMBER Challenge-Anything Christmas/Holiday
  7. As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Gold or Silver (and why) - my new favourite is glitter over stencilled gesso shapes. I love the volume and the shine.
  8. Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Holiday Dimension
  9. Pile It On! Challenge #122 - Two Patterns (two patterned papers)

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Card with Mirri Window




This card is the Winner @ Scrapping4fun
and
it's a runner up @Cuttlebug Mania
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Hello Bloggers,

A Christmas card today. Naturally :)

With one of my favorite dies - the very old Marianne Design Creatables Lr 0253 Open Book. Used as one piece or cut down into layers, it always turns out good. The Dutch text on the patterned paper reads "Happy New Year" and "Happy Holidays".

The background paper with a wreath comes from Action (a totally cheap chain store in Holland). I did not expect to find anything like that there, but... there we are. It's not worse than some expensive stuff :)

I like the effect the silver mirri board creates as the window. It picks up the light nicely and makes the whole scene more vivid. I think :)


Here is a closer look at the detail:

Used:
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr 0253 Open Book
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0243  Candles 
  • Marianne Design LR0435 Creatable - Petra's Poinsettia 
  • Marianne Design LR0438 Creatables - Petra's Larix
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0050 Vintage Flourises Holly
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/2010 Erica Christmas Window Ruler
  • Joy! crafts - Basic Set - 6002/0490-oval
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0402 Mery’s Stencil - Basic Round x4 
  • Yvonne Creations YCD10053 Traditional Christmas Die Snowy Tree 
  • Nellies Choice Ild005 Interlace Border Die - Christmas Holly 

Challenges:
  1. Scr@p-Cards Challenge-Blog: Challenge # 91 - Kerst
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge: X is for Criss Cross (the twine and/or the garland)
  3. As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Gold or Silver (and why) - the mirri board used for the window creates dimention and light; another silver that I use a lot is for the candle light. 
  4. Cuttlebug Mania: Shine
  5. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #62 - Christmas
  6. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog: Anything (Christmas) Goes
  7. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS: Challenge 263 - Christmas Creations !
  8. Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Holiday Dimension
  9. Scrapping4funChallenges: Challenge 79 - Christmas
  10. Use Your Stuff: #243 Make a Christmas card or scrapbook page

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena
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