Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Snowglobe Christmas

This is the other card I made today. I feel so inspired seeing all the Christmas cards being made, so I keep making more myself as well.
Front:Front
Stamps: Snow Globe from Heartfelt Creations, colored with Letraset Promarkers.

Dies: The small flowers are from
Spellbinders Lotus Borderabilities Petite. Their centres were made using Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls Silver.

Punches:
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Layered Arches.

Embellishments: Ribbon, brad.

Inside:
Inside 

Stamps: Stampendous Cling Classic Peace.

Dies:
Spellbinders Classic Lace Border Grand and Classic Ovals LG.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


- Kaia -

Christmas in blue and white

I’ve made 2 cards today. This first one is about as simple as I get. I’ve wanted to try using this cuttlebug folder, so now I did. I realize now that my bow didn’t photograph well – I should have taken a picture of it from the front, but then the embossed picture didn’t show. So bear with it.

Front:
front Stamps: The only stamp I used here is HCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley PreCut Set from Heartfelt Creations. I had to add some heat embossing, so I stamped the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad and added Bridal Embossing Powder before heating it up.

Dies:  The snowflake was made from
Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities and the small flowers from Spellbinders Lotus Borderabilities Petite. The flowers have gotten a dot of Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls Silver in their centres.

Embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Winter House

Embellishments: Ribbon, brads.
detail
Inside:inside
Dies:
 
Spellbinders Classic Lace Border Grand.


Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blue Christmas

.I have a new card to show today. It’s a Christmas card, but not really in the traditional colors of Christmas. I’m very fond of blue though, so I’m pretty happy about the result.

I’m entering the card to several challenges, there are just so many that fit!
Wild Orchid Challenge 10: Blue Christmas (make a predominately blue creation).Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #12: Christmas Theme + must include ribbon/lace/trim.Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC93: Make a Christmas Card.Pollycraft Monday Challenge #70: A glittery Christmas.The Crafty Pad Challenge 97: Christmas Sparkle.Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog: Simon Says….. Sparkle!ABC Christmas Challenge: Make a Christmas  card.ABC Challenge: H is for Holiday.Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog #47: Anything Christmassy/Winter. Mark's Finest Papers - Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #29: Have a snowflake on your card.Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club #43: SnowflakesSweet Stampin Challenge Blog: SnowflakesStamp Simply # 165: Make a Christmas card not using traditional Christmas colors.Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #27: Make a Christmas card not using traditional Christmas colors.
City Crafter Challenge Week 31: A card featuring children.

Keep it Simple! :
Theme “Wonderland”. To me, wonderland is all about winter. I’m very week for snow, it makes me wanna run outside and just feel it (which I can assure you I did when our first snowfall came this year in the beginning of October).
Freshly Brewed Challenges # 23: “Show of your style”. As you might have noticed if you’ve read a few of my posts, I’m all about details. I always intend to make a simple card, and then I keep adding and some hours later it looks far more detailed than the original thought was. Sometimes I can’t help myself. At the time I feel pretty obsessed about heat embossing, I love the result.
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge
: Make a song inspired card. There is a Christmas song by the Rescues called “All I want for Christmas (is to give my love away)”, which I find so beautiful. I heard it first on Grey’s Anatomy and it has been on repeat ever since. The song begins like this: “Snow falls slow in the moonlight, children merrily play. All I want for Christmas, is to give my love away”. The lyrics are very pretty, and they seem pretty suitable for my card. To go to youtube and listen to the song, click here.

So, enough talk there – let’s see the card!
Spellbinders Labels Five Ovals Snowflake Shapeabilities Heartfelt Creations Chickadee surprise Worship the Lord ODBD Front:
Spellbinders Labels Five Ovals Snowflake Shapeabilities Heartfelt Creations Chickadee surprise Worship the Lord ODBD2 
Stamps:
The little girl is from Heartfelt Creations, and the stamp is called Chickadee Surprise. I colored her using Letraset Promarkers. She has gotten a little detail on her cap and on the snow – using Flower Soft Polar White. The snowflakes was stamped from the HCPC 3344 Single Snowflakes PreCut set, also from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped them using Tsukineko Mememto Danube Blue Ink Pad. The background was made using Heartfelt CreationsHCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley PreCut Set, stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad. I then added Bridal Embossing Powder and heated it up with my heatgun. I just love the result! The sentiment is from a set from Our Daily Bread Designs called Worship the Lord.

Dies:
Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities, Classic Ovals LG, Big Scalloped Ovals LG and Labels Five.

Embellishments: Ribbon, brads, pearls, glitter.

Inside:Kaia's Creations Spellbinders snowflakes heartfelt creations let it snow flurries Stamps: The background was made using HCPC 3343 Let it Snow Flurries PreCut Set. I used the same technique as on the front: Stamped the image using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad, added Bridal Embossing Powder and heated it up.Kaia's Creations Spellbinders snowflakes heartfelt creations let it snow flurries2

The snowflakes are made the same way as in the front – I stamped them used by
HCPC 3344 Single Snowflakes PreCut set, cut them with Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities and added glitter.

I’m so excited with Christmas approching us, so I’m sure there will be more Christmas cards coming very soon. Thanks for stopping by today!


- Kaia -

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Black and Purple Affair

I have a new card to show today, and I’m gonna enter it to several challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #42: Make a card with a black and purple color theme."Just Us Girls" technique challenge: Make a gatefold card.Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138: Anything goes.Crafty Creations challenge 93: Use buttons.Wee Memories Challenge #31: Use patterned paper.
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 30: Make a Thank you-card.


I made my card to apply to all of them, and this is the result:
Front:
Front closed
Stamps:
AmyR Stamps Friends Sentiments from All That Scraps, stamped using Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black.

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Three, Labels Nine and Fleur de Lis Pendant.

Embellishments:
Favorite Findings Buttons - Victorian Hearts from Joann's. Ribbon.

Paper:
Bazzill Cardstock, Daisy Bucket Black Tie Affair.
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Deep Edger Punch and Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch.

half open Inside:
open


I really like black and purple together. I notice that my ribbon looks a bit blue in the pictures, but I can assure that it’s purple in real life.
Thanks for looking!


- Kaia -

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

I just checked in at Wee Memories, where I entered the Challenge #30 - Its time for a BIRTHDAY BASH!!, and was very happily surprised to find that I was chosen as one of the Fav 4! It really made my day, especially since I’m so fresh in this game. It’s a huge inspiration to keep creating.

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I have a new card to show today. It’s getting close to Christmas, so those cards are the ones I’m focusing on as of now.

There are 3 challenges I’m adding my card to: One of them is
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C63, where you’re to make a Christmas card. The other two is Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC92, where the requirement is to use glitter, and Caardvarks where you’re to make a holiday card using die cut(s). Stop by the challenge blogs to see all the beautiful projects.

Front:front 3Stamps: I used the Holiday Ornament from Heartfelt Creations and colored it with Letraset Promarkers. I used some then added some Smooch Silver Fox and also some glitter.
The other stamp I used is the Stampabilities
Glory to God rubber stamp. I stamped all my stamps with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black.

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Three and Labels Six.
Punches: 
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Deep Edger Punch.

Paper: Bazzill cardstock.
 
Inside:inside 1
Stamps:
Large Poinsetta Candle from Heartfelt Creations, colored with Letraset Promarkers.
I really do hope you can see this, but I stamped
HCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley PreCut Set from Heartfelt Creations with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad, and added Bridal Embossing Powder. I then heated it up with my heat gun and the result is stunnishing! I really hope you can see it, as it was very hard to photograph.
detail 2-2

Dies:
Spellbinders Curved Rectangles.

Punches:
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger Punch.

Embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Winter Borders.

Well, I guess this is it for now. It’s getting late over here, so I should end this post here.
Hope you had a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Kaia

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Christmas

I decided to join in on Mojo Monday 164 Challenge, where you’re supposed to use this sketch for your card:
Mojo164Sketch
My card is also suitable for the Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful 4 Challenge, where the requirement is to use ribbon.

Since we’re close to Christmas, I made another Christmas card:

Christmas
These are the supplies I used:

Stamps:
Worship the Lord from Our Daily Bread Designs, colored with Letraset Promarkers. To create the snow, I used Marvy Uchida White Liquid Applique.

Dies:
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG.

Embossing Folders:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Embellishments: Ribbon (from Norwegian store Nille).

Paper:
Bazzill Bling String of Pearls, Inkido Sommar Text Vanilj.

detail
I love the details on this ribbon! So perfect for this time of the year.

Thanks for looking!

-Kaia-

Getting closer to Christmas

It’s about time I start making Christmas cards. I love Christmas, and as soon as I saw this stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs I fell in love with it. It will surely be seen on many of my holiday cards this year.
Front:
Stamps:
Worship the Lord from Our Daily Bread Designs, colored with Letraset Promarkers. Snowflake Medley and HCPC 3344 Single Snowflakes PreCut set from Heartfelt Creations.

Dies: 
Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities, Labels One and Classic Lace Border Grand.

Embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Punches: Martha Stewart Layered Arches

Embellishments: Brads, silver pen and ribbon.
Christmas card
detalj

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy birthday lilies

I made this card for a friend’s birthday, and as the topic for the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #19 is “anything goes”, I’m adding the card to the challenge. The only requirement is to use birthday wording on the front, and I have that covered.

I’m also adding this card to Wee Memories Challenge #30 - Its time for a BIRTHDAY BASH!!, where the challenge is to make a project with a Birthday Theme.

I learned to make this type of card at
Heartfelt Creations webpage, and the full tutorial on how to make this can be found at Cheryl's blog.
Front:
Stamps:
I used
HCPC 3315 Lily Petals PreCut Set to make my lilies. Before I stamped out the lilies I sprayed some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Re-inker on white paper and dried the paper with my heat gun. I also stamped out two leaves from HCPC 2252 Stem and Leaves Pre Cut Set. They’re not really the leaves I wanted for this project, but they’re the ones I had. I then stamped out the sentiment. Sadly I’ve forgotten where I bought it, but I’ll try to figure it out. In the mean time – please let me know if you recognize it. I stamped all the images with Tsukineko Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Inkpad.

Dies: I used two of the dies from
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Diecuts – the lily petals and the background. I also used Spellbinders Doodle Parts and Labels Four.

Paper:
Bazzill Bling String of Pearls and Inkido Sommar Text Vanilj.
Embellishments: Ribbon and shiny brads.
Green lilies heartfelt creations spellbinders
Inside:
Stamps:
I stamped
HCPC 3323 - Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad and used my heat gun to dry it. It’s so hard to get this to show in the pictures, but you can actually tell in this one. I also used the same Happy Birthday sentiment as in the front, and again I used the Tsukineko Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Inkpad. I used the smallest butterfly from HCPC 2264 Swirl Mystique Butterfly PreCut Set from Heartfelt Creations to make the details around the sentiment.
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Five Nestabilities

green lilies heartfelt creations spellbinders inside
Well, it’s nearly bedtime over here in Norway, so I’ll end this here. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A lot of purple flowers

I decided to join in on the Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC91) over at Flourishes this week.
I’ve also added my card to Wee Memories scrappy Saturday challenge, this week’s theme is “Free for All”.

For the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, the card submitted were supposed to be inspired by a Cafe Baudelaire print (click on the picture to get to this picture on
Etsy).
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Now how was I inspired by this picture? I noticed the soft purple color and wanted to use a lot of purple on my card. I also saw how the motive was framed in, so I wanted my focus point to be framed in as well. The folds on the dress inspired my ribbon. Then there was also some flowers, so flowers became a big part of my card too.

This is what I came up with:
Front:Card spellbinders flowers purple
Stamps: I used “
Floral Swirl” from Clear Dollar Stamps as my background. I first used my minimister filled with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Reinker and water, and sprayed the background. I dried it with my heat gun and then stamped the image. The background was colored by Letraset Promarkers, color purple, amathyst and Marsh Green. My sentiment is from AmyR Stamps Friends Sentiments from All That Scraps.
Dies:
Spellbinders Lotus Borderabilities Petite, Classic Lace Border Grand, Big Scalloped Border Grand, Fleur De Lis Pendant and Fancy Tags.

Embellishments: I used
Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls White Opal to mark the center of my flowers, as well as a brad to hold my ribbon together.

Detail:card detail spellbinders fleur de lis lotus border big scalloped border
Inside:Stamps: Again I sprayed white paper with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Reinker and water. I stamped HCPC 3323 - Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink Pad and used my heat gun to dry it. You can’t really tell from my photo, sadly.
Dies:
Spellbinders Decorative Photo Corners.
inside card corners spellbinders card purple
Thanks for looking!