I am just hopping by very quickly as my time is “counted” lately. We have decided to add sport to our already very busy schedule, which eats away on my precious crafting time. But it is necessary and doing me very good. The nights after we go to the gym, I am able to sleep now! No more waking up in the middle of the night… Just great! But now, on top of that, I have a couple of big orders to fullfil, so the remaining crafting time I have is going into the making of birth announcements, baby favors and communion favors. All together this means I only have a little time to spend with you, to make pictures, to write blogposts, and so on. So I decided to schedule a couple of posts in advance and share with you some of my older cards for which I already have the pictures made, processed and uploaded online.
So here is the first one: my favorite baby drawer card. It is made based on the same fold as the “baby girl’s chest” post I shared with you a couple of years back, but I prefer the colors of this one. What about you?
However, as I told you, I am just hopping by, thus no further chatting today. But if you want more information, don’t hesitate to leave me a comment, I will make time to answer as soon as I can.
Today I have a special card for you! I made this card for my best custumer whom asked me the following:
-a birthday card
-who’s 64 years old
-with the text: “EH oui Michel, tu as 64 ans aujourd’hui”
-there had to be a man lifting alters
-and a man running
-and a man going to the McDonalds
Oh yes, all of it! It took me a while to get it created in my head, but once started, it went quiet fast. The little stamps in the bottom of the card are very old ones which I was allowed to borrow from my friend’s mother. They fitted perfectly for what I needed! So this is what I came up with:
Hope you like it!!
Here is another baby themed card I made. I made it for one of my customers and the newborn baby was called Anthony. I wanted to make something a bit different compared to the usual standard cards and opted for a hanging/balancing onesie in a circle window. It made me think of a child’s mobile to hang above their beds. I had to make it a tri-fold so that the text written inside the card would not be visible thru the circle window. I kept the rest of the design quiet simple, though I used patterned paper! Oh yes, I have serious problems using DSP on my cards. One way or another, I always end up using only cardstock or decorate my cardstock myself to create exactly the look I want…
Hope you like it!!! Any questions? Shoot me an e-mail!
An extremely short post for today featuring three very quick and easy cards. They might be an inspiration if you still need some cards, but are very short in time: I would say 7 min tops (not bad, don’t you think?)
See ya next time!
This 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.
Here is a close up of the “Canadiens” hockey team logo bearing Santa’s hat.
The 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!
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!
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!
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.
The 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…
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…
Once 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!
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.
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.