Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stamping at the City Crafters Challenge Blog

I have had this stamp for a long time and never used it because it is so big. For this weeks challenge I finally stamped the image on a square card, covering almost all of it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas at the Play Date Café

The colours at the Play Date Café this week inspired me to create a bookmark.

I embossed the image (Unity) and just distressed the edges of the tag a bit. The background stamp is an older ANM called *Splatter Pattern*, the words are (I think) Paper Artsy. I also used the Martha Stewart binding edge punch

Abgründe ....

.... von Martin Perscheids:

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage Christmas Card

With challenge #36 the ladies at the City Crafters Challenge Blog came up with something beautiful, the vintage style is right down my alley. This is my creation.

All the images are Graphics45, the DP is Bo Bunny *NOEL*. I just added some lace to my vintage Christmas card.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Colour Splash

A friend asked me to create an Anniversary card for her upcoming 19th anniversary. She wanted a card a bit out of the ordinary. 

This weeks challenge at the Play Date Café came just in time for my *gloomy* card.  I hope she'll like it ..... and I just know they really love each  other ..... still.

The beautiful pin is again from my dear Blog buddy June!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craft Cardstock

For this weeks challenge at the City Crafters Challenge Blog we were asked to use Craft Cardstock. This is my creation:

The image is Graphics45 again, the little tag I cut with the Cricut, the ornaments are stamped and heat embossed, then cut with Spellbinders. I tied them all on a linen thread by SU. I also added red string and 3 half pearls. Some snowflakes and faux stitches completed my card

Friday, December 10, 2010

Colour Challenge #59 at the Pay Date Café

I had to think about this combination for a moment, not my colours at all. But well, I came up with something.

I stamped and heat embossed a piece of turquoise CS, cut the small ornaments with Spellbinders and tied them on a linen thread from Stampin' Up. The image you all know, it's last years Santa Claus designed by Tim Holtz, I still love it.
... and I just had to add that tiny safety pin, isn't it something?

The BG is embossed with a Sizzix Folder *Thin Ice*

Thanks ladies at the Play Date Café for putting my mind at work *grin*

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CCCB #34 *Snowflakes*

It is snowing again and also the challenge at CCCB is about Snow. Snowflakes, snowmen, ice crystals etc.

Good for me, so I can use my Martha Stewart punch *Around the corner punch* again. When, if not now?

*COWS* for ATC-Quarterly

This is my creation for the latest issue of ATC-Quarterly

What a fun challenge Ronna came up with!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Candles for the Dining room table

Since we do not want to watch our candles all the time and some accidents have happened in the past, I decided to go for the small candles in the metal container.

I bought 2 high stem glasses and decorated them with some ribbon, buxus and gem stones.

A *manly* Christmas Card

I needed a Christmas card for a guy. I used the TH Bingo texture fades, Ten Second Studio metal foil, some images from Graphics45 (What else?) a ticket from TH and the sentiment is by Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Colour Challenge #58 at the Pay Date Café

Easy Peasy? No, not this time. The colours are just Red and White. I found it difficult to come up with something spectacular. 

Well, this is it for this weeks challenge at the Play Date Café:

I embossed all the images, most of them from Waltzing Mouse again and goofed just a tad by adding the golden tag ;)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some decorations at my house

This is this a part of this years calendar for the time before Christmas, 24 paper bags filled with goodies for DH :). The rest of the garland is hanging on the door.

This is the garland around the fireplace, most of the stamps are from Waltzing Mouse. I will remove the nails of course :)

Another one is hanging in the kitchen window.

This is a wreath for the sitting room table

This is a smaller creation on the dining room table

And this wreath with 50 small bulbs is hanging on the on the front door

As you can see the gingham ribbon is on all my creations for this year.