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lørdag 7. januar 2012

January Christmascards

Here are my Christmascards for January for Hjertebodens Juleblogg - and for a "few" other challenges. I turned to some other challengeblogs too, and GOSH! there are many, many wonderful cardmakers out there to get inspiration from!

This will be a long post, so grab a cup of coffee and the christmascookieleftovers and stay with me for a little while :)

Hjertebodens Julebloggs challenge is to make three christmascards every month of the year, this month at least one of the cards has to be non-quadratic. I chose to make all three card as shaped cards. I used my Spellbinders to make the cardstockbases for the cards, with different dies.
The stampimages are also quite similar for the three cards, as I used my loved Magnolias (can't get enough of those...), and coloured them with ProMarkers (can't get enough om those either - LOL)
All cards are made as Easel-cards, as Christmas Craftings challenge #17 says :)

Now, I'll present the cards, one by one, to you:
The first one is for, besides Hjertebodens Juleblogg, the challenges at:
TOMIC - Sketch and colour combo Blue/ White/ Glitter. I ended up reversing the sketch, I hope they'll accept that...
Magnolia-Mania want to see SNOW in their challenge. Here is snow on the trees, in the background (heatembossed) and around...
Stamptacular Sundays challenge sound "DOILIES make the world go round", so I used a doily inside the card, for the tagpocket. I had to "lace it up" a bit, and put on some liquid pearls - I love those pearls!
Kort 'o' Mania says "Punch it! Dies it! Cut it!" in their latest challenge, so I've punched snowflakes, shapes (and DP-panels) are dies'ed, and the threes and the image are cut ;)
Here comes the second card:
The frontside-text (NorthStarStamps) is placed inside a shakerbox. It isn't the first time I've tried to make a shakerbox, but it's the first time I'm so satisfied with it that I can show it...
Deep Ocean Challenge want to see "Lot of White", so this card is mainly white, with a teeny-tiny cold, blue touch.
Creative Belli Blogs challenge #134 is "Snowflakes" - can you see all the snowflakes I've used, with glitter and pearls on ( I often wonder of it is the possibility to use glitter that makes me such a fan of christmas- and wintercards...LOL)
DYSU has the challenge "Let it Snow" going, it's a photoinspirationchallenge, and I think this card should fit that challenge quite well.
Papercraft Star also has a winterphotoinspirationchallenge, which I'll send my card to.
Creative Card Crews challenge is "Snow Day", so I'll enter there too.

Inside I used a Frosty the Snowman-textstamp from Magnolia.

My third christmascard for January has COLOURS - I felt I needed to work with bright colours after making two almost "colourless" cards...
...so I grabbed for red and green, cinnamonsticks and red rhinestones, my red "season's greetings scented"-inkpad, and my red glitterpen- the "white" spots that shows white on Tildas clothes in the first picture are actually red glitter :)
This one will go for the Crafts and Me Christmas Bumper Challenge "Anything Goes".

Materials used:
Bazzill Cardstock
DP from: Maja Design, Papirdesign, Scrappers Choice, 3ndy Papir
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ranger Seasons Greetings, Versacolor Sky Blue, DistressInk OldPaper and WalnutStain.
Stamps: Images from Magnolia.
Texts from: Magnolia, Kreativ Hobby, North Star Stamps, Papirdesign, Storyteller.
Colouring: ProMarkers
Punches from McGill and Tonic
Dies from Spellbinders and Magnolia
Other stuff used: Glitter, Liquid Pearls (White Opal), Liquid Appliqué, DecoArt Snowwriter, Glimmerglam Glitterpaint (Chandelier), Rhinestones and Ribbons...

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19 kommentarer:

  1. All very Beautiful, lovely creations. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  2. Wow, they all are beautifull!Thanks for playing along with us at stamptacular sunday.
    Huggs, Heleen

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  3. Så herlige og flotte kort. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  4. Beautiful cards all! Love your attention to details. thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges!

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  5. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular! Happy New Year! Hugs, Marcy

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  6. If truth be told, most of us are glitter lovers at heart, and that really is the reason we love Christmas and winter cards !! I LOVE that this was done in white, very elegant. Thanks for bring us your winter contribution this week at Papercraft Star !!

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  7. I adore all 3 of your cards. I love all the glitter and white on white of the first 2.

    Thank you for playing with us in the snow at Creative Card Crew.

    Mari

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  8. Wow, these are fabulous! Love them both. Thanks for sharing with us at the Creative Belli challenge!

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  9. Oh, these cards are just wonderful...each and every one! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

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  10. Every card is stunning I especially like all the white and glitter. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month

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  11. Så nydelig. Tak fordi du deltager hos Kort O Mania

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  12. Such beautiful cards! I love them all. I hope the cinnamon sticks last whole year! Thanks for sharing with us at DYSU this week!

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  13. Disse kortene var jo også villt fine! =) wow

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  14. All cards are beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Mania Challenge!
    Hugs Marion

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  15. Oh these are all gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge, hugs, Jane x

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous cards.

    Thank you for joining us girlz over at Crafts & Me for our special bumper Challenge, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  17. Thanks for playing in our christmas bumper challenge over at Crafts and Me with these fabulous creations. Hugs...Mona

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  18. herlige og flotte julekort! nyyyydelig det første!
    takk for at du deltok på vår utfordring nr 54 hos kort o mania!
    klem fra Linda S. L

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  19. Such beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
    Debbie x

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