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Merry Christmas doctor!

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Today I have for you, a card made specially for a doctor. We often forget that many of them or on duty during Christmas, let’s have a special thought for them!IMG_8771This card came together quiet quickly. I used some Christmas themed DSP which I found in my stash, together with this Doctor image. I coloured it in with my copics (Oh I love those markers!!!). Hope you like today’s card… Have a nice Christmas preparation time!

Small Christmas gift cards

Merry Christmas to all of you…

I wanted to thank all of you for your support during these Holiday preparations. I had a good time making all of your Christmas orders, it was really fun!

Small Christmas gift cardThat said, I still have my last Christmas card 2014 for you. This is a 3.5×3.5 small card, perfect for adding a note to your Christmas gifts… Of course, I used my Frosty again (I really like him) whom I coloured with my copic markers. Finally, the DSP is from Stampin’up (retired). Quick and simple, perfect for a last minute card!

There won’t be more posts till 2015 , so I whish you all the best for this holiday season!

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!

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 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!

 

 

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…

Blue wishes

Hi everyone,

I know it has been far to long. Life here in Europe is so much more stressing and time consuming than it was when we lived in Canada. But I had a brake the last two weeks (can tell you that I needed it!!!) and this gave me some time to sit at my crafting table. Several cards are made and I’ll be posting them soon, but today I wanted to start with a challenge card. I want to enter this one for my old time favourite: the paper players and for another challenge blog where I like to participate: freshly made sketches. For the paper players it had to stay to blues (midnight muse and pool party) and white, I immediately wanted to make a winter card. The freshly made sketches offered a square card design with one layer and one focal point on the lower right corner. The sketch forms the basis of my design, although I did not keep the card square. I also added a border behind my focal point as otherwise I had the impression it was floating around alone on my card. Hope you like it!

See you soon!

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