Monday, December 15, 2008

JCBC #11 - Sketch by Gry-Heidi... and other cards too

The way it looks lately, I can only deal with this blogging stuff once a week, on Saturday or Sunday. I hate that but have no other real option for now.

The new challenge for the coming week on Just Christmas and Birthday Cards (or JCBC as I like to call it) is to make one or two cards following Gry-Heidi's sketch which, as usual, you'll get to see tomorrow when the new challenge will be posted.

In the meantime, try to decipher what the sketch looks like by looking at my two cards. LOL

Christmas Card

Stamps: Basic Grey [for the background] and Anita's [Santa Clause]
Some heat embossing on the tag, glitter glue, peel offs, ribbon and two zooms

and Birthday Card

Stamps: Whiff of Joy
Papers are free downloads, flowers, gems, peel offs and ribbon are from stash.
The ribbon says "Happy Birthday!" in Romanian. :)

Both images were coloured with a technique I've never tried before, using regular (non-watercolour) pencils (Caran d'Ache) and baby oil.
I LOVE it and will use it all the time from now on. :)

I am aware that many of you have heard about it and are using it, but I first saw this technique explained on my friend Tracey's blog.


Here are a few other cards I made over the weekend:

A small thank you card using an awesome Spiral Whisper stamp designed by our talented Chris

A Christmas card with Herb (Whiff of Joy stamp) and a sentiment I've fallen in love with, from Anita's Christmas Classics stamps set

Another Christmas card, this time with my very favourite angel - Charlotte from Whiff of Joy

As mentioned above, all images were coloured with pencils + baby oil. All the cards smell very nice, believe me. :-D

Well, now I have to return to my other cards that need to be made. I still have 7-8 Christmas cards to make real quick, for "local" people. The "international" ones have been taken care of. Yay!

Thank you for passing by, hope you all had a great weekend.


2 Worlds said...

A lot of production !
This little guy is cute !

Laura said...

They are sooo great! Sorry for being silent, but I haven`t had time to breathe lately. I will write you a mail as soon as possible and tell you what is new. :) I wish you a very good week and send you many hugs!

Gry-Heidi said...

All your cards are fab, Mada!! You have been really busy :) I haven't tried this colouring technique, but sure I will, your colouring are so beautiful !!
Have a wonderful week, and take care :)

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

Heather "Hev" said...

Love these cards Mada :)

Think I can work out the sketch!! I so want to craft - keep falling asleep instead :LOL:

Please look after yourself and I hope you get some more free time shortly.

alina said...

Buna Mada,
Felicitarile tale devin din ce in ce mai frumoase! Ai marit productia, vad!
Eu n-am avut timp de nimic in ultima vreme, am si copiii vecinelor de cateva saptamani pe la mine si dimineata si dupa-masa, ca daca eu incep serviciul la 9.00 ma tot roaga sa le tin copiii si nu pot sa le refuz. Dar eu sunt capiata, abia astept vacanta, de luni am concediu doua saptamani. O sa am multa treaba si atunci, dar macar stau acasa. Iti mai scriu zilele astea. Mai am maine o zi grea, dar joi si vineri sunt mai lejere.
Te-am pupat. Salutari mamei tale.

Ninchen said...

wow mada-your cards are gorgeous and your colouring is great! i haven´t tried the colouring with oil,but i will :o)

xoxo janina

scotspanda said...

WOW Mada you have been busy lol Gorgeous cards hun, well done with the new technique :)


Amanda xxxx

Angelo said...

Great cards, Mada!
I have some awards for you on my blog!
Hugs, Kristin :)

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh hon these are just so gorgeous!!!I love them all dear. So sorry I am so far behind with my blogging but just not enough hours in the day. But all your work is gorgeous as always dear friend. Hugs and have a Merry Chritmas