Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snowman birthday

Lately I have made lots of Christmas projects and I've forgot that I need some birthday cards as well... So here is one. I used another fantastic Beccy Muir image called Snowy Snowflake. I love his little nose and those lovely snowflakes hanging on his hat. So cute! I colored him with Promarkers. There is little drops of Glossy Accents on his nose and buttons and some stickles on the snowflakes.

Dazzling Birthday!
There is lots of dimension on the card, unfortunately I didn't noticed before that photo don't show it so well. The card base is largest die from Spellbinder Classic Scalloped Circles (large). Snowman is printed twice. First one is cut in circular shape, run through the embossing folder and pasted to the card front. On top of it is popped-up a fuzzy cut snowman. I die-cut another scalloped circle with hole on it and attached it with foam tape.  Snowflakes are also on top of the foam tape. Inside of the card i used pieces of the Snowy Snowflake image and added sentiment.


Materials used:  Stamps: Beccy's Place - Snowy Snowflake 
Paper: White and blue papers from my stash 
Coloring: Promarkers; Pergamano - White gel pen 
Inks: TH Distress Ink - Broken China; Printer 
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites - Standard Circles Larges  and Classic Scalloped Circles Large 
Punches: Heyda - Small and large Snowflake 
Sentiment: Computer generated 
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Diamond; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White
 
I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenges - Challenge 89 - Use something old (punches)
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 147 - One for the boys
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge 45 - Bingo (glitter, pearls, no flowers & glitter, embossed,  snowflake)
Polka Doodle - Week 50 - Birthday at Christmas
Guylous Inimitability - Snow

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
 Eret

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas gifts

Hello my sweet friends! Today started a new challenge at the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog. The theme of the week is: "It's a wrap." Use an image that includes a gift or use some wrapping paper on your creations. Just be sure to use a digi stamp.
I used Lars Presents on my card and lots of white layers. Image is colored with Promarkers. I add some stickles to the gifts and some rhinestones to thee ribbon.


Materials used: 
Stamps - Paper Makeup Stamps -  Lars Presents
Papers: white papers from mys stash
 Coloring: Promarkers
Inks: Printer 
Dies: Spellbinder - Label 4 sm
Embossing: Papermania - A Silent Night Ornate Background Embellishments: Ranger Stickles -Diamond; MeiFlower - Stick On Gems Clear Crystal; Ribbons from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Delightful Sketches - Very blingy 
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 49 - Christmas makes
 Pattie's CreationsChallenge - Challenge 58 - Christmas card 
 Crafts 4 Eternity - Challenge 102 - Bling-tastic
 Hooked On Craft Challenges - Challenge 27 - Christmas card
 Anything Challenge - Challenge 82 - Traditional colors 
 Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge 42 - Green and red plus sparkle 


Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
 
 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snowy Pair

While preparing tomorrows post  I noticed that my this week projects hasn't on my blog yet. So sorry. I haven't had much time to sit by computer. But here they are now.
Beccy Muir has drawn another super cute digi. I love all her images but this might be my favorite. Don't you love those two adorable snowmen. I love them so much, so I made a card and also a post-it note holder with it.


A bit about the card. I made a shaker card. The design is very simple. I didn't want to use many embellishments because the lovely paper with snowy Christmas tree is enough. I just add some stitching with paper piercer, Promarker and glitter pen. Flowering Christmas Tree die-cut is partially colored with Promarker, added some stickles to it and also liquid pearls.


Cover of the post-it notes holder is an easel. Design is very similar to the card, a bit simpler version of it. Images on both projects are pasted on top of the designer paper before printing them out. After that, images was colored with Promarkers. I added some white Flower Soft to Snowman hats. And stickles are all over the paper :)


Materials used: 
Stamps: Beccy's Place - Snowy Pair 
Paper: Bearly Mine Design - Winter Swirls; White papers from my stash (matting layer colored with 'Cyan'
Coloring: Promarkers; Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Inks: TH Distress Ink - Broken China; Printer
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites - Standard Circles Larges  and Classic Scalloped Circles Large; Nellie's Multi frames - Border 2; Memory Box - Flowering Christmas Tree 
Sentiment: Computer generated
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Diamond; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White; Flower Soft - White; Micro Beads from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge 65 - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps Blog - Challenge 95 - Sparkle & bling
Kaia's Scrapbooking Fairy Tale - Challenge 52 - Inspiratsioon jõululaulust (Talvevõlumaa - lumememmed jalutavad paaris...)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 15 - Anything but a card (Post-it note holder)
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Oh Christmas tree

All Sorts Challenge - Week 185 - Oh Christmas tree 

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas pocket card

Two weeks ago I told that my DT term in A and T Digital Designs team is over. Turns out that I was wrong. I was so sure that it ended in November. I misunderstood it and I feel so bad because of it. But at least I got another week to play with their beautiful images :)
Now, this is my last project as their DT member. Next two weeks you can share your Christmas project with us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog.
I made a pocket card to hold the gift card or money if you wish. The image is Candy Cane's Digital Stamp. It is colored with Promarkers and I added some Glossy Accents to the berries.


Because I realised on Monday that I'm still on the team I didn't had much time to make my project, I kept it very simple. But I like how it looks :) The gift card holder is closed with velcro.

Materials used: Stamp:A & T Design - Candy Cane's Digital Stamp 
Paper:   Papermania - at Christmas Time; Red and white papers from my stash
Coloring: ProMarkers, Pergamano - White gel pen
Dies: Spellbinder - Standard Circles Larges and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Punch: dbGraft border punch
Embellishments: Ribbon and velcro from my stash; Ranger Stickles - X-Mas Red


I'd like to partixcipate on following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion. - Challenge 92 - Christmas, must use a punch 

Thanks for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sparkle

Hello my friends. How was your weekend? It is beginning of the new week and that means we have a new challenge at the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog


I used Shaela Fairy. I just noticed that she is not in the digi section at the store. But she is available as rubber stamp.  I colord her with Promarkers and added lots of stickles and glitter pen to her wings and clothes.


My card is very simple. I wanted to keep it flat so I can mail it. I added digital stitching to digital papers. Matting layers are colored with Promarker.


Inside is even more simpler. I added a sentiment from Season Greetings Holiday Set to one side and other is clear for a handwritten text.
 

Materials used: Stamps - Paper Makeup Stamps -  Shaela Fairy and  Season Greetings Holiday Set Papers: Bearly Mine Design - Festive Fun; CraftworksCard card base;  matting layer colored with Promarker 'Crimson' Coloring: Promarkers, Gelly Roll - Clear Star Inks: Printer Dies: Spellbinder - Standard Circles Larges
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Crystal, Diamond, X-mas red; Lace friom my stash
I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge 217 - Open challenge with flutteby
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 146 - Anything goes

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 48 - Christmas
Delightful Sketches - All about Christmas 
Paper Play Challenges - Week 49 - Christmas are coming
Christmas Blog Challenge - Red and blue 


Sketch Saturday - Week 237 - Sketch
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 14 - Anything Christmas with blue  
 
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Tree Cottage

Hello my friends! I've made another post-it notes holder with easel card on top. Christmas are approaching fast and I still have one more post-it notes holder to make. So you'll see at leeat one more of these on this year. 


The image is from Beccy's Place and it is called the Christmas Tree Cottage. I colored it with Promarkers and added some Diamond stickles to it. The image is flipped horizontaly. I desided to flip it on last minute before printing it out and forgot to flip the tree. Ups. Now the tree don't mach perfectly with second layer but it's ok to me. It is a tree and I think it adds some more dimention to it :o)


I know it is a bit strange to add patter papers with flowers to the Christmas project but I like it :o) It is pink and girly and it's Christmas. After all, not everyone can't enjoy snowy winter.



Materials used:
Stamps: Beccy's Place - Christmas Tree Cottage
Paper: Bearly Mine Design - Rose's Dream; Pink papers from my stash 
Coloring: Promarkers
Inks: Printer
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites -Label 4 sm
Punch: Heyda - Flower border
Sentiments: Computer generated
Embellishments:
Ranger Stickles - Diamond; Schjerning Point Pen - Clear

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
SketchSaturday - Week 236 - Sketch
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Challenge 101 - Girlie Christmas card 
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 131 - Non traditional x-mas colors 
Kaia's Scrapbooking Fairy Tale - Challenge 51 - Ebatraditsiooniliste värvidega jõulukaart 
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge 150 - Not a traditional Christmas 
Guylous Inimitability Challenge blog - Christmas with non-traditional colors 
Ladybug's Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - Sparkliscious 
Avadares Challenge Blog - Anything with a digi 

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jar of nothing

Hi everyone. This week at The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog it is time to play a Tic-Tac-Toe. 

You have plenty of options what to create. You have one week share your project with us. And remember, you have to use a digi stamp somewhere on your project.
I chose the first row down: Anything but a card, ribbon and red. Just noticed that first row is also represented on my project :o) 
First time I saw a Jar of Nothing, I knew I'll make one in Estonian :) Here it is
Sentiment: "Nothing"
 I used frame from Framed Digi Set and berries from Color it Winter Tag Digi Set. Leaves and berries are colored with atYouSpica glitter pens. I changed the color of the fame in PhotoShop and also added some digital snowfakes to the labels. I added lots of red stickles to the edge of frames and also to the berries.

Sentiment: "Beautiful holidays!"
The strip of white paper was punched with edge punch from both sides. I made a red lines to it with glitter pen and added liquid pearls to it.

Sentiment: "Remember, then I asked, what would you like to get for Christmas. You could ask everything... a new car... vacation to somewhere warm... a cottage by the lake... everything your heart desire... But noooo.... You said: "nothing." I looked from top of the hill and below the hill, far and near, and here it is: a jar full of nothing"

Sentiment: "Every time you think of something you would like to get, write it to the piece of paper and put it in this jar. Next time someone ask what you wish to get, you can take the answer from this jar."
Jar lid is covered with recycled felt-a-like fabric and to the edge I clued a white fancy ribbon. On top is a few fibers from glittering red sting, a poinsettia, and piece of pearl string. The middle of the flower is colored with golden glittering gel pen and it is recolored with Promarker. It is very sparkly :o)

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Framed Digi Set, Color it Winter Tag Digi Set
Coloring: atYouSpica - Olive, Red; Signo Uni-Ball - Gold gel pen; ProMarker - Crimson
Paper: White and red papers from my stash
Inks: Printer
Dies: Marianne Design Creatables: Poinsettia (small); Spellbinder - Back To Basic Tags
Punches: dbGraft border punch (don't know the name of it)
Sentiments: Computer generated
Embellishments: Ranger Sticles - X-mas Red;
Stanger - Pearl Paste; White ribbons,
glittering red string, pearl sring from my stash



I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge 33 - Use at least 2 ribbons 5,12
Crafts 4 Eternity - Challenge 100 - Christmas chaos 6.12
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 145 - Anything Christmasy but a card 6.12
Allsorts Challenge - Week 183 - Advent 6.12
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Ribbons and snowflakes 6.12
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge 44 - Christmas 8.12
Sketchy Colors - Challenge 142 - White, red, green 8.12
Anything Challenge - Challenge 81 - Tags 10.12

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Cottage

Good evening my friends. Then I made this card, I dreamed of snow, now I wish it would stop snowing. We have it enough :) But everything looks so beautiful and white. I love snow.
Here's my latest card for Beccy's Place. This image is called the Christmas Star Cottage. It is colored with Promarkers and I added to the star Clear Star glitter pen. Glossy Accent is added to the windows and to the star. I also added puffed snow with Snow Marker. 


Unfortunately you don't have any time to participate on Beccy's Place November Challenge but December Challenge will open soon. I hope to see you there ;)

Materials used:
Stamp: Beccy's Place -  Christmas Star Cottage
Papaers: CraftworksCard card base; Bearly Mine Design - Winter Swirls; White, Blue and silver mirry papers from my stash
Inks: TH Distress Ink - Faded Jeans; Printer
Coloring: Promarkers; Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Embossing: Crafts Too - Dots 5x5"
Punches: Heyda small snowflake
Embellishments: Glossy Accents; Snow Marker; Silver stars from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - Snowflakes
Fabnfu 'n' Funky Challenges - Any celebration, three of something
The Sketchy Challenges - Challenge 37 - Sketch 

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Easel card with post-it notes holder

Today is my last post as the A and T Digital Design design team member. I had so much fun to play with their wonderful images and enjoyed every minute of working in so talented team. I'm sad that I don't have enough time to continue with you. I wish all the best to the new team.


I was so happy then I saw the theme of my last challenge. So for this fortnights at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog we want to see your easel card. Perfect! I love easel cards :o) This time I made my easel on top of the post-it note holder. The digi image is Spring Roses with butterfly. It is colored with Promarkers. I printed two copies of the image and popped up the roses with foam tape. And I added stickles to the roses. Sentiment is computer generated. I added the little butterfly from the image to the sentiment layer.
 

Paper with roses is from Bearly Mine Design and polka dot paper is made by me. All pattern paper edges are inked with Distress Ink and I pierced the holes on it. Edges of the white ribbon is colored with Promarker.


At first I planned to tuck the tag under the sentiment layer but it got lost under my scraps and I forgot it. I found it after the project was done. So I just died it around the easel :o) I think it suits in there even better :o)



Materials used:
Stamp:A & T Design - Spring roses with butterfly
Paper: Bearly Mine Design - Rose's Dream; Pink heavy weight paper and pink paper from my stash, polka dot paper made my me
Coloring: ProMarkers, Pergamano - White gel pen

Inks: TH Distress Ink - Milled Lavender; Printer
Dies: Spellbinder - Label 4 sm; Back To Basics Tags
Embellishments: Ribbon and yarn from my stash, Viva Decor pearl pen - Ice White, Ranger Stickles - Crystal
Sentiments: Computer generated
 
I'd like to partixcipate on following challenges:
Kaia's Scrapbooking Fairy Tale - Challenge 50 - kasuta vähemalt 3 erinevat paberit 27.11
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 12 - Something that flies 28.11
Moving Along With The Times - Lets go dotty 28.11

Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge 164 - Put a bow on it 29.11
Sketch Saturday - Week 235 - Sketch 29.11
Paper Playtime - Challenge 89 - Anything goes 29.11
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 130 - Easel card 30.11
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 198 - Add some glitter 30.11
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything goes excluding christmas 6.12
 

Thanks for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kadripäev and Christmas

Few weeks ago I wrote about Mardipäev (Mart's Day, St Martin's Day), today I share a little about Kadripäev (Kadri's Day, St Cathrine's Day).
Here is what Wikipedia says about it:
"The customs for the Estonian St. Catherine’s Day are generally associated with the kadrisants (kadri beggars) or kadris, which give the whole day a unique quality, although it is similar to the traditions practised on St. Martin’s Day. Both require dressing up and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings.
On Estonian farms, minding the herds and flocks were primarily the responsibility of women and therefore, St. Catherine’s Day involves customs pertaining more to herd keeping than farming. In addition, both men and women may dress up as women. In comparison to the mardisants, who were generally dressed in a masculine and rough manner and often wore animal masks, the kadris wear clean and light-coloured clothing, which is in reference to the coming snow.
As with mardi eve (the evening before St. Martin’s Day), when the village youth chose a mardiisa (father), the main player on kadri eve is kadriema (mother).
Regarding the songs for St. Martin’s Day and St. Catherine’s Day, the main content difference is that the former songs wished the visited families harvest luck and the latter songs luck with the herds and flocks, particularly with the sheep. On St. Catherine’s Day, in order to protect the sheep, shearing and weaving were forbidden and sewing and knitting were also occasionally banned.
St. Catherine’s Day has retained its popularity throughout the centuries, including the half-century of Soviet occupation, during which no direct official obstructions to the celebrations were made, probably due to the apolitical nature of the holiday. Thus, St. Catherine’s Day is still widely celebrated in modern-day Estonia. It is particularly popular among students and the rural population."
Kadripäev is almost the same as Mardipäev. Except everyone dress as women. Unlike Halloween, kids have to earn their candy by singing or dancing, but they can do it twice a year (in November). Kadripäev was on the last weekend.
 
 
But now to the new challenge at the Paper Makeup Challenge Blog. This time we want to see a Christmas or Holiday project with digital stamp on it.
 
 
I made a suspension card (I think it is called like this, not sure though). I used beautiful Holly Fairy and sentiment from Season Greetings Holiday Set. Holly is colored with Promarkers. I added some stickles to her wings and Flower Soft to her jacket and boots. Jacket is paper pieced.
 

The image and sentiment is attached with a string, so it turns around in a little window. Pattern papers are made in PhotoShop from damask pattern created by sofi01. I added digital stitching's to it. Edges of papers are distress with Tea Dye Distress Ink and Matting layers are colored with Promarker - Burgundy.


Flourishing Christmas tree die cuts was cat in two and I clued one to the front of the card and other inside. There are also lots of stickles added to them.


Little Holly leafs and berries under the sentiment are from Holly Fairy hair :o) I thought that it looks nice on there.


This is it. Remeber, you have a week to upload your project with digi image to PMS Challenge blog. You can win three digi stamps from PMS (+2 extras if your winning project has a PMS stamp on it). Don't forget to visit my team mates blogs. They have awesome cards to share :o)

Materials used:
Stamps - Paper Makeup Stamps - Holly Fairy and  Season Greetings Holiday Set
Papers: White paper from mys stash; red and beige pattern papers made in Photoshop; matting layer colored with Promarker 'Burgundy'
Coloring: Promarkers
Inks: TH Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Printer
Dies: Spellbinder - Label 4 sm; Memory Box - Flourishing Christmas tree
Embellishments: Viva pearl pen - Ice White; Ranger Stickles - Crystal, Flower Soft - White

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - November challenge - Traditional Christmas 28.11
Polka Doodle - Week 47 - Any die will do 2.12
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 198 - Add some glitter 30.11
Sweet Stamps Blog - November Challenge - Suspension card 14.12

 
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

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