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!

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!

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.

Jules Verne’s Christmas

As says the title of today’s post, I’ll share with you a Christmas card I made for a Jules Verne fan. Jules Verne was a French writer often called “The Father of Science Fiction”. Moreover, he is often sead to be a “prophet” of scientific progress, as many of his novels involve elements of technology that were fantastic for his day but later (and still today) became commonplace.

Jules Verne's ChristmasSo to come back to my assignment to make a Christmas card  featuring something related to the fantastic world of Jules Verne, I thought about how I pictured his descriptions when reading his work. I then searched in my stash for stamps with gears or old timer cars, baloons etc. I ended up chosing this “Baloon observation” stamp from LaBlanche. Don’t you thinkt it looks old and futuristic? The stamped image is very large, so there is not much space for decoration, but I sponged the borders of my very vanilla cardstock, added some DSP to the bottom of the card and finished of with one of my border punches. I finally added a merry Christmas sentiment mounted on dimensionals and finished everything with a little bit of faux stiching.

Jules Verne's ChristmasHope you like it!!!

 

The Spirit of Christmas

Oh yes, it has begun, … The spirit of Christmas is in my craft room since august now, as those following my facebook page already know. But here I am with two months worth of Christmas related blog posts… Some older and some newer Christmas cards will be shared with you in the coming weeks. See if you get to find out which ones are old and which ones are new… 😉 .

Casper the Spirit of ChristmasThis card was ordered with the demand of making something personal: It is for a guy who believes in spirits. Although I didn’t find any idea at first, I suddenly thought of the little spook Casper (which I thought would be a nice and sweet Christmas spirit). And it came out of my fingers… I drew a Casper and Christmas hat in my svg program and cut it out with the cricut. The rest was finding the right designer series paper, stamping, punching, assembling, and ready it was… (hmm… I looked at starwars yesterday, seems yoda is inspiring my english… 😉 )

Christmas spirit cardHope you like it…

Christmas classes – make a tree

Hi everyone,

Today one of my class projects. The idea of this box and card combo has been all over the net, but I got reminded of it at rose’s blog. This little Christmas tree box can contain one of your Christmas gifts this year! I think it is great to give personalized presents to the people I care about. This box will contain some hand made jewelry this year, but I will have to wait posting that one till after Christmas…. 🙂 Hope you like it too!

See ya later…

Challenges: The paper players

Christmas Carol

Hi everyone,

I am back to play along with the paper players this week. Ever since LeAnne’s music challenge was posted, I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card with my stampin’up music notes stamp. However, didn’t have that much time this week. That’s why yesterday, despite my terrible headache, I decided to sit at my desk and try to make something. This is what I came up with,the picture isn’t great, I know. I made my photo in a hurry this morning before getting to work… :s  Anyway, hope you like it!