Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Week #6 @ Just Christmas and Birthday Cards :)

This post will be a short and very quick one, as I am typing in front of a trembling and quivering monitor. :(
Looks like it will be dying on me soon - hopefully not so soon [can't find the necessary funds to buy a new one right away]

Without further ado, here are the cards I've made for Just Christmas and Birthday Cards' challenge - Week #6. Amazing how time flies, isn't it? It seems like last week Karin opened the new blog and now it's already the 6th week. :)

This week's challenge was to follow Simone's sketch - loved it as much as I love her cards which are always so bright and cheerful.

For my Christmas card I used one of Inger Harding's designs - the adorable snowman which is her generous giveaway for November. Love it! Thank you so much Inger!

I printed the snowman twice, one image was heat embossed with holographic powder and from the second print I cut out the birdie, the nose and the hat and covered those with Anita's 3-D Clear Gloss Finish then layered them with foam squares - it doesn't show very well in the scan but it looks very nice in real life. :)

The Birthday card is already posted on the challenge blog - Just Christmas and Birthday Cards, but here it is once more for those who did not visit yet our new site.

It's a very simple and unadorned card, because it was meant to go to one of my co-workers, a guy, whose birthday was on Monday. He seemed to really like it - he giggled when he saw it :D
There's a bit of glitter on the champagne glass and I used a gold marker to outline the jacket and the hood.
The sentiment tab is one of Mel's - Thank you so much!

I sincerely apologize to all of you for missing so many of your blog posts. Time seems to be flying faster than light over here, I had to go to work on Sunday and I am more tired with every day. Simple chores around the house take more time than usual to be accomplished, probably because I'm so burnt out. :(

And on Sunday afternoon I fell on the stairs and now I have a hurting knee and ankle, together with two adorable bruises. :)
And then my monitor's image started to shake like jelly - it's killing my eyes every time I have to read or write something. Well, just my lucky day!

Thank you all for kind words and sweet comments. I am hoping for things to improve soon and for me to get back to being a civilized human being. :)

Have a great week all!


Chris said...

Hi Mada, great to see your post and I love your cards for the challenge. Gorgeous images, colouring and such pretty papers. Sounds like you're having a such a hectic time at the moment and I hope things get better soon. Sorry you had a fall too, probably as you're tired, hope it's not too painful and gets better quickly. Fingers crossed that your monitor goes on for a bit longer. Chris x

Maria Matter said...

Mada, such wonderful cards! You use such pretty papers! Love the coloring around the B'day image!
Pray things go better for you soon!
Blessings, Maria

2 Worlds said...

That first one had a great effect
great cards

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely work Mada :)

Please take care of yourself!!!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Mada, Love both your cards, the Snowman is gorgeous and the little hanglar is so well coloured.

Hope your doing ok, I had noticed that I'd not heard from you. You need to get some time for yourself or you'll end up sick. Hope the bruises will go away soon and your ankle get better. Look after yourself. Hugs. DawnM.x

Inger said...

Hi Mada,
I'm sorry to hear about your knee and ankle.
Hope you are doing better soon.
Please take care.
Many hugs Inger

alina said...

buna Mada,
m-am gandit la tine, dar nu ti-am mai trimis nici un mail, pentru ca mi-am imaginat ca daca nu mai dai nici un semn inseamna ca ai fost foarte ocupata, si daca ti-as fi scris te-ai fi simtit obligata sa-mi raspunzi la mesaj, ca asa esti tu! imi inchipui cat esti de obosita daca lucrezi pana si duminica si ai si multe altele pe cap! nu stiu cum sa-ti spun sa ai grija de tine, vezi sa nu mai cazi, iar noi te asteptam!
frumoase felicitari, mai ales cea pentru Craciun!
ai grija de tine si sa auzim numai de bine!
te-am pupat.

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

you really should take it easy dear, before you really have a bad burn-out.
I hope you are felling a bit better right now, and that your computer will last a while longer. I hate to miss you on the blog.

I love your cards. The papers, colours and images are gorgeous.

Talk to you soon,
Big hugs,
xoxo Karin

Inger said...

Hello again Mada :)
Yesterday I totally forgot to
say I love both your cards!
(I was mostly concerned about your
knee and ankle)

Big Hug! :o)

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Mada these cards are just breathe taking dear. I so love the snowman. So gorgeous dear. So sorry I am behind on blogging dear.