Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards - Week #4

These are my first cards as a DT member on "Just Christmas and Birthday Cards" :)

For this coming week - challenge #4 - my assignment was to do a birthday card, but I couldn't help it and did a Christmas one too.

Here's the Birthday card:

The lovely Bella is one of the stamp prints I received as a RAK from Melissa - Thank you! :)

I was in the mood for some bright colours and was also eager to use the "rainbow" paper I have from my dear friend Sue [I keep telling her she should start blogging, her parchment cards are to die for - she's such a master of that technique]. I only used a corner of the A4 sheet of paper and picked the pinky one. The rainbow goes diagonally on the sheet so unless I make a size A4 card :) I will never be able to show it all at once.

Sorry about the giftbox and the upper left flower, I coloured them with a pink metallic/glitter marker and it shows as white in the photo. :(

The sentiment(s) are clear stamps from Studio G and the dotted paper is a free download.
The flowers I've punched from the dotted paper and then added a punched circle and a sequin flower in the middle.

Now the Christmas Card - following the same sketch [which you'll get to see tomorrow when the new challenge is posted :D]

A very easy one - a bit of DP from Dovecraft, some silver and green cardstock, red handmade paper with silver prints, three ribbons, two brads, 4 gems and a peel-off sentiment. :)
The image is a Cuttlebug embossed 'village scene' (my friend got herself the CB a month ago and sent me a big bunch of cardstock embossed in various patterns - lucky me!) which I coloured a bit with watercolours and added glitter glue for the snow.

Thank you so much everybody for all the sweet and kind and encouraging comments. I feel so blessed to have your support.

Have a great week ahead!


Simone P. said...

I love them both! Great detail on the Birthday card!

Donalda's Blog said...

Your cards are gorgeous dear. And congrats on being on the DT!!! Your work is gorgeous dear.

Heather "Hev" said...

Loving that birthdy card Mada :)

Maria said...

Such pretty cards, Mada! I love your birthday card. Great colors and wow, your Christmas card is GORGEOUS!! Love all the silver on the dp!!



Good morning Mada, what beautiful cards hun for this weeks DT post. I love them both. Hugs Linda x

Beth Norman said...

Lovely cards. Your layouts are very interesting. I like your use of embellishments too.

Rheannon said...

Great job on both cards Mada~ I am very impressed with your use of the cuttlebug folder on your Christmas card. To cut it down and only concentrate on the village with great coloring really brings a new life to this folder!

alina said...

Foarte frumoase, Mada, mai ales felicitarea pentru Craciun! Imi place cum ai impletit cele trei panglici! Singurul lucru (si sa nu te superi, dar asta faceam si eu la inceput!), incearca sa faci pozele fara blitz, cred ca ies mult mai bine in evidenta culorile.
Eu acum fac pozele fara blitz, incerc tot timpul sa le fac la lumina zilei, ies mult mai bine. Daca te uiti la pozele mele de la inceput, o sa intelegi de ce iti spun asta.
Si uite ce incercam sa-ti spun ca nu stiu sa fac, cum ai pus tu numele noastre, celor carora ne-ai dat premiul acela, asta nu pricep eu, eu trebuie sa scriu numele si apoi adaug blog-ul in paranteza. Nu inteleg cum sa fac legatura intre blog si nume, sa dai clic doar pe nume. Dar nu-ti bate capul cu asta, ca ma prind eu odata.
Sa auzim numai de bine, inca o data succes ca DT membru!

Si mai aveam ceva: zici ca mai comanzi cate ceva intr-un magazin on line, uite aici vor sa termine cu stampilele Magnolia , asa ca le-au redus pana la 50%, poate te intereseaza ceva. Spune-mi si mie daca ai gasit ceva ce ti-ar placea.
Te pup. Salutari mamei tale.

Gry-Heidi said...

I love your cards Mada :) Great job!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

Tanja said...

Your Cards are great! I love the Bella Stamps ;)

Hugs Tanja

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

2 fabulous cards.
I love the bright colours on your b-day cards, and all the bling on your x-mas card.
You've done a great job my dear.

Have a nice evening.
Big hugs,
xoxo karin

scotspanda said...

2 gorgeous cards Mada, fab work hun



Ninchen said...

both cards are great!i love the Bella´s !

xoxo Janina

E.T said...

ooohh your cards are fab!
they use the same sketch?! No way! they look so different!

Laura said...

Foarte frumoase si astea, Mada! De fapt, eram sigura ca vor fi foarte frumoase, de cand mi le-ai descris la telefon. :) Vroiam sa iti mai spun ca iti expediez filmele joi, ca sunt libera toata dimineata pana la 1 si am vreme sa umblu peste tot.
Sa ai o seara frumoasa! Te pup.

2 Worlds said...

Great cards !
Loved specially the Bella

Inger said...

Beautiful cards as allways Mada!
Wish you luck in your DT job! :)
Have a nice week.

Hugs Inger

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Mada! Wonderful cards! I love the new look on your blog too! Hope you and your Mom are doing OK! Best, Curt

Maria Matter said...

Lovely cards! Great attention to detail!
Blessings, Maria