Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cards, cards, cards

It's almost December and with it Christmas and New Year. My favourite time of the year. :D I absolutely love Christmas lights, decorations, food (oh yum, yum), carols etc. I even like Christmas shopping. ;) So, I've made quite a few Christmas cards this year (and I'm definitely not done yet, I am planning to make many more). I've already posted pictures of some of them, but today I'm about to post a couple more ...

For this card I used dark green cardstock, light yellow paper, patterned green paper and a piece of patterned gold cardstock out of which I made a tree. The tree is glued to the green patterned paper with double sided 3D foam pads so that gives the card some sort of 3D look. Around the green patterned paper I added gold border stickers and around the bottom of the yellow paper I wrapped a green ribbon with gold stars.
For this card I used bright green cardstock, orange paper and patterned paper. I cut a square out of the orange paper that was slightly smaller than my card. On the edges I used gold border stickers. Out of an envelope I made a pocket, which I decorated with the patterned paper, orange paper and button. Once the pocket was finished, I glued it to the card. Inside I inserted the "recipe for the New Year", which I previously printed on a white sheet.
This card was made out of dark red cardstock and plain very light yellow piece of paper which was just a little bit smaller than my card. I cut a "window" in the yellow paper. On the top of the "window" I added eyelets. Through eyelets I put a gold decorative "rope" (the kind you can use for crafts) and which I previously attached gold and red stars. On the bottom of the yellow paper I glued a reindeer ribbon in matching colours.
As you can see, the next card is made out of different kinds (and colours) of paper. The card itself is made out of a bright green cardstock, but for this product I also used patterned red paper, dark green cardstock and patterned gold cardstock. In the center of the card I glued a picture of a teddy holding a present, which I cut from the wrapping paper. As you can see, I also used gold border stickers and gold holly shaped confetti.
For the next card I used light blue cardstock and different shades of blue paper (some patterned and some not). I also used shiny silver paper, on which I glued the tree I previously cut out of the white wavy cardboard. I decorated the tree with blue circle confetti. The left side of the card I decorated with different blue cardstock and silver snowflake stickers.
The other day I went to the store and saw this incredibly cute Santa stamp and just couldn't resist, I had to buy it. I stamped the image on the white piece of paper, which I cut with my Sizzix Big Shot die cut. I've only been having Sizzix for a short while, but I love it. I coloured the stamp and also the background. Then I inked the edges and glued the stamped paper on the red patterned paper. To the corners of the red paper I added gold star shaped eyelets. Then I glued the whole thing on the bright green cardstock.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I just wanted to share some of  the most recent things that I've created ... For larger view, click on the image. :)
Here you can see a red and white ring which is made of seed beads and glass leaf-shaped beads.

I also made this bracelet. It's made of different shaped pinkish glass beads and white seed beads.
And here's another bracelet that I made. This one is made of round shell beads, seed beads and creamy white round beads.
I also made two different necklaces. One comes in brown and gold tones and the other one comes in dark gray and white black tones.
Here's the once in brown and gold tones ...
And here's the one in dark gray and black tones ...
For the side part and the clasp I got idea here, but the middle part is my own creation. Here is the closer look on the middle part ...