Le Noël des “Canadiens”

Canadiens Christmas card: close up 1This is a card I made for one of my customers whom asked me to make a Christmas cards for Guillaume, fan of the Canadian hockey team (“Les Canadiens“). Again, not an easy task to make it Christmas like! So, I decided to use the “cold” of Canadian winters, the logo of the “Canadiens” hockey team and Santa’s hat. I kept the colours to the blue, red and white representing the team and added a lighter shade of blue for contrast.

Canadiens Christmas card Here is a close up of the “Canadiens” hockey team logo bearing Santa’s hat.

Canadiens Christmas card: close up 2The borders were shaded by sponging and I added some falling snow using my white gel pen. To finalise, I added some snow on top of the hat, the upfront trees and on Guillaume’s name. Hope you like it! Don’t hesitate to ask if you wish a completely personalized Christmas card or set!

Monochromatic Christmas card

Hi everyone,

Christmas is all about reds and greens, but today I decided to feature a monochromatic black-grey-white card. I used basic black and basic grey ink from stampin up and stayzon black ink (to get a darker black image). I added some snow with my uniball signo pen. The card base is white, so I added a grey and a white layer of cardstock inside to have a “stronger” backing (as whisper white card stock tends to bend).  Hope you like it!

IMG_8657Greetz

 

Gate fold – Happy Holidays

Hi everyone,

Today I share with you a card I made last year for Christmas. I used the gatefold technique using garden green and early expresso card stock. The papers are scraps I had left, so I don’t have the reference anymore (sorry). Finally, I used some retired stams from Stampin’up. The little Christmas tree has been popped up with dimentionals and has been repeated in the inside of the card. This is a very easy card that can be made in batch if needed. Hope you like it!IMG_8661IMG_8663

Cheers

Dasher Circle Holiday card

And here I am again with my favorite little Dasher. I love to use this stamp for Christmas cards! He’s so simple and elegant… I use this set mainly in scenery cards featuring Dasher in the moonlight…

The card I share with you today is made using the circle card thinlits dye from Stampin up. I always make sure to make larger cards than the thinlit is intended to make so that I can close the card and have the space to write something on the inside. For the decoration, I used my pinetree diecut and added some bling with the stampin’up silver glitter sheets and some rhinestones.

Dasher Circle card by CrealotteThe picture isn’t great, but I hope you get to see how I made this card… If you need more info, just send me an email! See you in a couple of days, I am off to work now…

Embossed Christmas scenery

And yet another Christmas card for you! This card features a new embossing folder I bought last februari at a local craft venue. I don’t know the manufacturer, but as you can see, it creates an embossed Christmas scenery border. I don’t know yet what I think of it or how I like it…

Embossed Christmas sceneryOnce I had embossed the scenery I had the impression I couldn’t do anything with it anymore, but is was so plane/empty. So I colored the embossed trees and left all the rest white. I finished by adding a little frosty on the middle as well as a Dutch Holiday sentiment. Doesn’t Frosty make you smile when you look at him? Thanks for hopping by!

Vintage teddy bear lover

Today I share a Christmas card orded by one of my colleagues. The assignement was to make a card for her mother who loves vintage teddy bears. She loves them so much that she even makes them! When I have these kind of personalized orders, I always start out by searching the web for definitions and history of the proposed subjects and I have found this short review of the teddybear’s history as childhood companion: “Antique and Vintage Teddy Bear“.

To come back to my card, I went to the store and bought a bear stamp especially for the occasion. Can you imagine I didn’t have any in my huge stach of stamps? I had the Christmas tree of course (it’s a SU set, but retired now) and the rest was quiet simple.

Vintage teddy bear Christmas card by Crealotte

I used some old SU paper, which I really love. It is such a pity that Stampin’up didn’t keep this DSP for a little while longer… Then I stamped and colored the images, cut out the bear and put hom on 3D adhesive to create the impression the tree is really behind him.

Hope you like this card, I’am of to work now, see you in a couple of days.

Christmas stamp-a-stack

Hi folks,

Here you will find some cards I designed for a stamp-a-stack. They are soooo easy! In fact, these are part of a one sheet wonder I created (almost without knowing). I proceeded completely at random: I took my DSP sheet and cutted it down in different directions. With the different cut pieces I created these cards. No measuring, just guessing around! I loved it… and it took almost no time to make them all! (This was very important as my brother was with me in my scraproom, crafting on his own, SO I had to keep an eye on him to reduce the mess ;) ) Of course I had to make some mats for the different pieces, but I just used some scraps that were laying around on my desk. Unfortunately all stamps are retired as well as the DSP, but these can of course easily be replaced by other gorgeous papers! Hope you like it!IMG_8536

Just tag it!

Hi everyone,

These are tags I made for my Christmas presents last year. I wanted to share them with you as I had a lot of great responses to them! I decided to wrap my presents in regular but colored newspaper and added a red ribbon and these tags. They looked stunning! As I made my tags in advance and as we celebrated Christmas in 3 times (so I did not wrap all the presents at once), I needed something to keep them protected. I thus made them a cute little box. I like the faux window effect made by masking and sponging. IMG_8644IMG_8646The “lovely as a tree” set from stampin up is sooo versatile, I think it is my best buy ever! The other stamp set is retired, I think it was called “winter post”. Hope you like it! Just give Christams tagging a try and you will see that a small personal touch gives a great effect!

See ya!

 

Christmas card from scraps

Today, I wanted to use some Christmas paper scraps, which I had left from previous years. So I decided to create a background with it. I cut my leftover DSP scraps in strips and glued them down on a scrap piece of cardstock. I then ran it all through my bigshot using a “nameless” curly embossing folder, to unite the background and give the impression it is a whole or was even made like this.

Christmas card from DSP scrapsThis card was really easily assembled. I just stamped a house and flying santa from the “Holiday home polymer stamp set” (Stampin up), which I mounted onto red cardstock and then on three dimensional foam. I finalized my card with some rhinestones. 15 minutes of work, can you do faster?

Here are some other ways to use up your old scraps: “old scraps tutorial” at craftsy!!

Hope you liked today’s post, see ya later!

 

 

And Christ was born…

Christ in his cradle is the most known symbol we know of Christian Christmas. It still holds this peacfull feeling of a newborn child, said to be born to save the world. Although a lot of people don’t beleive in Jesus anymore, I think we should remember why we celebrate Christmas. That’s also why I chose to share this more traditional Christmas card with you today.

And Christ was born... by CrealotteI kept it simple and to a minimum of decorations. I also used only three basic colours: brown, soft green and red. The background strip is embossed to create some depth and I coloured the images with some soft coloured copics. The gold bakers twine adds a soft but nice bit of bling, to remember that this day is a celebration.

Hope you feel the peace of Christmas coming down on us in these rushing weeks before the Holidays.