Friday, December 24, 2010

Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas, God Jul, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas all around the world.

Another Christmas card to show you. It has been so much fun seeing everybodies beautiful creations.

I am off to do the last of the preparations. Thanks for dropping by at this busy time and I thank you all for your sweet comments.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh Tannenbaum

Before I rush out of the house to do last minute shopping, I thought I show you another quick Christmas card I made yesterday and will deliver today.
I stamped and embossed the tree on cream CS and colored some of the ornaments with MS glue pens. I matted it on gold SU and a wine colored CS. The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment again from PTI.

On the inside I also used gold and wine CS. The sentiment is also from PTI embossed in gold on a scalloped Nestie. The ornaments are from the PTI set "Christmas Friends".

I hope everybody is further along in their preparations than myself.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas stair step card

Today is my first day off from work until Monday. I still have to do a lot to get done for Christmas. Have to go into town and get the last of the presents, start baking, cleaning and also have to mail some more Christmas cards.

I like to show you my first attempt to make a stair step card. I really like it because red is my favorite color and the CS is also my favorite red of all times. It is by SU. I colored all the images with Copics and prima pencils and added some stickles.

This was the first Christmas card I had mailed out this year and it has found a good home.

Hope you are all having a great day and not getting too stressed out with the last minute preparations.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vierter Advent

Today I would like to show you another little card I made and I just remembered a little poem from my childhood. If I would translate it it will not rhyme. In Germany St. Nikolaus comes on December 6th and the Christ Child brings the presents on the eve of December 24th. The poem counts down the 4 lights being lit on the Advent wreath and after the 4th one is lit it is time for the Christ Child to be appear.

Advent, Advent ein Lichtlein brennt.
Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier
Dann steht das Christkind vor der Tuer.

I can't remember who's DP's these are. I have had so many different ones that I have been playing with that I lost track. I cut the card out of Kraft cardstock. The door is from a PTI set and I stamped it with PTI ink. For the garland above the door I used two MS punches and added some tiny red jewels to look like berries. The sentiment is also from PTI. I added some gold stickles to the banner, plus here and there for a bit of glitz.

On the inside I used some Just Rite stamps embossed in gold cut out with nestibilities and added some metallic ribbon from my stash.

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for dropping by on this last weekend before the big holiday. I know we are all very busy and I like to thank you for taking the time to leave such sweet comments. They are so very much appreciated.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Non-traditional colors for Christmas

Another Christmas card finished. This time I used non traditional colors since this card is going to a tropical island and I thought I would try to step out of my comfort zone.
The DP is by Heidi Grace Design and the CS is from SU. The ribbons are from my stash and the flower is from Magnolia. I colored this gorgeous LOTV girl with distress inks, added some flower soft to the trim of her cap and some stickles and flower soft to the ground. The sentiment is from a PTI set that I especially bought to be able to use this sentiment for two beautiful ladies from Hawaii.

The inside is pretty simple, just some DP and card stock. Snowflakes and tree are from my stash and the sentiment is from PTI.

We have a winter wonderland here in Northern Nevada but by tomorrow it suppose to be all gone again. The forecast is for 50 degrees and rain.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Whiff of Joy Penguins

Happy 3rd of Advent to one and all.

I like to show you another card I finished yesterday. Aren't these two the cutest?

I colored them with distress inks on watercolor paper. The cardstock is from SU and the DP's are Webster's Pages and a bit of Melissa Frances "Home for the Holidays". I used a MS punch for the snowflakes and added Star Dust Stickles. The cream ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment is from PTI.

On the inside I added more punched snowflakes and a Christmas Tree cut with a PTI die. The labels are Nestabilities and the sentiment is from PTI. I distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The little snowflake is a stamp from Martha Stewart. It is a set of 14 delicate snowflakes, which lends itself to making your own background paper. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my little creation.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Papilio Christmas

Today, I finished a little card using one of the older Papilio stamps. I couldn't find it on the website and I don't remember the name. The image is colored with Copics. The DP is called "Mistletoe" from Memory Box. The snowflake and gold metal ribbon are from my stash.

The inside is also pretty simple. Again I used the same DP and punched out some snowflakes with a MS punch and the border punches are also from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from a PTI set "Inside & Out: Holiday".

I have been so busy trying to check everybodies blog and I am enjoying all the wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vindaag is Sinterklaas

.... To see my post from earlier today, please scroll down....


Hello Again,
I just remembered that Santa Claus is coming tonight in Holland and some other countries and tomorrow Sankt Nikolaus is coming in my home country.

So I decided to whip up a quick topper for my friends and bloggers in the Netherlands.

I used Kraft CS, DP from Basic Grey and Melissa Francis. The old-fashioned Santa's are also part of the MF "Home for the Holidays" line. I generated the sentiment on the computer and I hope it is correct.

EDIT: Sorry, I goofed. The DP is from Pink Paisley "Father Christmas" not Melissa Francis

Thanks for all your sweet comments and I hope you enjoy my little quick card.

LOTV Girl with Candle

Hello Everybody and a Happy 2. Advent
First I like to apologize for not leaving comments like I usually do. It seems there is so little time these days. I do check out all the beautiful creations that you have been making. It is amazing how talented everybody is and how all of you find the time to do your non-stop creating. If I ever get to retire, maybe I will be able to be this productive but I bet they find me slumped over at my desk first....lololol.

It has been over one month that I posted a card and I guess it is high time. This card will be going to Germany to a wonderful friend of mine and I better get it in the mail.
The image is from LOTV and I colored it with distress inkers and added Polar White Flower Soft to the trim of her cap. The CS is SU Blush Blossom and I stamped it with MS snowflakes in PTI Fresh Snow. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket, Jolly by Golly from last years line. Love that paper. I cut out some snowflakes with a MS punch and the large snowflake is a cuttlebug die, which I received from my dear friend Christina several years ago. Thanks so much, hon. Love it!!! I also added a Webster's jewel on top of it. The snowflakes are glittered with Ranger's Stickles Diamond. The sentiment is from PTI stamped on a PTI tag.

On the inside more of the same snowflakes and I cut labels with a PTI die and a Spellbinders label for the left side and distressed a bit with Vintage Photo. On the right side I made a little envelope with another PTI die, used another PTI label and stamped the German sentiment from Whiff of Joy.

Hope you like it. It looks a lot prettier in real life. As always, I can not take a good picture.

I wish you all a wonderful week, without too much stress and thanks so much for dropping by.