Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sending love at Christmas

Heya! Less than a week til Christmas. How exiting! :D I can't wait for THE day to arrive. :) In my town they made a "Christmas village" in the park with activities for kids, stalls where you can buy those last minute Christmas gifts etc. It's lovely! It's only there for 2 days though. Yesterday was the first day and today is the second one. I was there yesterday, but I'm going there again today. :)

Today I would like to show you another Christmas card that I made. It's on the way to my friend overseas right now. It's been travelling for quite a while now so I hope it'll get there in time for Christmas. 

This card was very much inspired by my sweet friend Pamellia. She uses texture paste and stencils on pretty much all her creations to create her own backgrounds. And I'm always "wowed" by how great they turn out. I'm telling you, that girl is as Artist with the capital A. So, I wanted to make my own stenciled background too. I did cheat a little, because I used Prima's red paper as a base, but hey, I did some stenciling and I used the texture paste for the first time ever. And I just love the result!


Doesn't the background look great?! I really like it. I used Heidi Swapp stencil and home-made glitter paste. I didn't have enough glitters, so I experimented a bit and added some other stuff in there (don't ask lol), but now it looks really shimmery in real life, just the way I like it. :) I used the recipe  for glitter paste that Pamellia shared on her blog. If you look closely to that red poinsettia that I made with La-La Land die you will see, that I added some micro beads to the center. I got that idea from Pamellia as well. I bought gesso th other day and added some of it on the poinsettia as well. 

I used the sweet Marci from La-La Land as my main image and I coloured her with distress inks.


I also added some glitter glue on the bauble. I love my glitter glue. He he. The sentiment came with the stamp.

Well, that's it from me for today. Have a wonderful weekend and big holiday hugs to all of you.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Fussy and fancy
Creative inspirations: Christmas/New Year
Live & love crafts: With love
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Anything goes
Hanna and friends: Christmas
7 kids college fund: Anything goes + optional Christmas
Dream valley: Christmas
Deep ocean: Christmas all around

44 comments:

  1. As always a beautifully created card Cebelica.

    Enjoy the Christmas village.

    B x

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  2. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring and I love all the embellies and layers to this.

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  3. Božično selo je sigurno lijepo.
    Ja živim u jako malom selu
    tu nema skoro ničega.
    malo su ukrasili ulične lampe i drveče u centru i to je to.
    tvoja čestitka mi je predivna kao i uvjek do sada

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    1. Ja, zelo je lepo. Cel park je v lučkah, okrašen je z velikimi "lizikami" (narejenimi iz plastičnih krožnikov), s snežaki, z Božički ... Pravi užitek se je sprehajati tam. Park je sicer zelo majhen, ampak sem vseeno potrebovala kakšno uro, da sem prišla do konca (včeraj celo dve *ups*). To je pa tako, če se vmes povsod ustaviš in se pogovarjaš. ;)
      Moje mesto je tudi zelo, zelo majhno, ampak so vseeno uredili božično vas v decembru. Kdo ve, mogoče bo pa pri vas tudi kdaj kaj takega. Držim pesti! :)
      Hvala za prijazne besede glede moje voščilnice. :)
      Vesele praznike tebi in tvojim najdražjim! xx

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  4. The background is outstanding. Your wonderful layers, shapes, colors and textures are so lovely. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Advent and Christmas Blessings to you and yours, Carole

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Carole. I was a bit scared of using the texture paste at first, but then I really liked how it worked.
      Big hugs to you! I'm wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in New Year. xx

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    2. Thank you so much Cebilica. It is my 68th birthday on the 25th, maybe I'll finally start using texture paste as your work is so beautiful. I have always wanted to and have mad a few feeble attempts. Merry Christmas. xoxo

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    3. Happy belated birthday to you! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that you were extra spoiled as it was also YOUR day. :) I encourage you to start playing with texture paste. You'll see, it's so much fun!! :D And I think the result is amazing as well.
      Big hugs to you and all the best in New Year!
      Hugs! xx

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  5. A beautiful card! A fab design, embellies and the background looks great. Marlies

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    1. You are so sweet Marlies. Thank you VERY much for the sweet comment.
      Hugs! xx

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  6. Tole ozadje pa je verjetno narejeno s šablono in pasto, ki jo nanašaš. Prekrasno izgleda. Kakor seveda tudi barvanje in sestava vizitke.

    LP, Marjeta

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    1. Ja, tako je. Pasto sem naredila sama (ZELO preprost in zelo poceni recept), šablona je pa kupljena. Zdaj jih imam že kar nekaj. :) Če boš kaj potrebovala, kar povej. :) Hvala za komentar!

      Lp
      M.

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  7. HOLY DINGLEBERRIES!!!! Wow Maja, I almost fell off my chair when I saw this most amazing mixed media work of art!!

    First of all, thank you so much for all your kind words, you are such a sweetheart and I am just so glad that I was able to inspire you to try something new! Second of all, I can't believe how ABSOLUTELY FANTABULOUS your texture paste background turned out! I am just so proud of you for stepping outside of your comfort zone!

    I love all the other bits of your card too, of course! The fabulous pom pom trim, all your amazing bling, your wonderful image and the many layers with glittery edges, but I admit, I can't stop looking at your background and incredible poinsettia! You have really made me smile today my friend!

    Big giant holiday hugs to you until your next amazing creation! :)

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    1. Girl, you are a total sweetheart. Thank you SO much for your sweet comment about my card. You sure know how to make someone's day. THANK YOU!!! If it wasn't for you I don't think I'd dare to experiment with the texture paste (at least not just yet) and I would never thought about using micro beads in the center of my poinsettia. <3 Thank you for all the tips, encouraging words and all the help and tutorials!!!

      I love how the background turned out too and will definitely play with texture paste and stencils again. Can't wait. :D

      Sending huuuuuge hugs your way! :D xx

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    2. As the lucky recipient of this card, I can now add to my previous comment by saying...

      I B O W T O T H E M A S T E R C R A F T E R ! ! !

      Thank you so much again for my most gorgeous card, I will cherish it forever my friend! big holiday hugs :)

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    3. LOL :D :D :D :D You made me laugh SO hard with this comment!!! :D :D Thanks a lot for that! :D
      Remember, YOU made this possible! ;)
      Big hugs to you!!! xx

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  8. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The background looks amazing - you did a fabulous job with your first try with texture paste!! The image is so sweet!! You colored her beautifully!! I love the glitter you added to the ornament!! The layers and embellishments are perfect!! This is so gorgeous!! The recipient will adore it!! Have fun at the Christmas Village!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much for all the lovely words about this card. They really mean a lot! :) I loved playing with the paste. It was so much fun! :D Will definitely use it again. :)
      Have a wonderful day!
      hugs! xx

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  9. Oh my goodness Cebelica what a pretty image and all of your embellishments are truly beautiful so perfect wo complete your amazing card.....wishing you lots of love for Christmas xx

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    1. Thanks a lot Sandra. I had lots of fun putting this card together. :) Big hugs to you! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!
      hugs! xx

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  10. Great job with the texture paste and micro beads! So many beautiful layers on this crafty gem yet again, which I have never doubted would be...Happy Holidays my darling to you and your family and may the New Year bring you only the best things in life!

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    1. Thank you very much Samra. It was so much fun! I can't believe it took me this long to try texture paste. Doh! Oh well, better late than never, right? ;)
      Happy holidays to you too. May your Christmas be magical and maythe best of 2014 be the worst of 2015. :) Big hugs to you! xx

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  11. What a great job with the textures and colors! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us here at www.7kidscollegefund.com!

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  12. SO cute! I love her sparkly ornament

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  13. Hi Cebelica!
    Your projects are beautiful!
    My name is Dottie, and I am trying to grow my blog. I would love to have you stop by and check out my BLOG CANDY and become a new follower!

    I hope you will stop by:
    http://somethingcraftybydottie.blogspot.com/2014/12/blog-candy.html

    Thanks,
    Dottie

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment Dottie! :) Good luck getting some new followers!
      Hugs! xx

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  14. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    /Pillan

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. xx

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  15. A beautiful card, as always! Your stencilled background looks absolutely stunning and so elegant!
    Rebecca.
    x

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. I'm glad you like the background I created. I had much fun with it. :)
      Hugs! xx

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  16. beautiful card and I love your colouring. merry Christmas for all at creative inspirations xx

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment Suzanne!
      Hugs! xx

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  17. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

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  18. Indeed the bg turned out great; I actually thought it was a patterned paper at first look. Very sweet image and card, and your X-mas market sounds great. Thanks for playing with LLC and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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    1. Thanks a lot Sandra! :) This background was really fun to make and I will definitely play with texture paste again. :)
      Happy New Year to you too!
      Hugs! xx

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  19. Gorgeous card, fab colouring too, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland xx

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  20. Gorgeous card, love her! Thank you for playing in our challenge at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com.

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  21. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Andrea :-)

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