Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter, DT Cards and more...

Well, Easter is finally here in my corner of the world. I've been a bit preoccupied with shopping and preparations for a few days over the week. I didn't cook a lot but we did have more than on a regular lunch.
As in every year, I enjoyed the atmosphere on the streets when coming home from church last night - everybody was carrying candles and on some small and dark streets those were the only light you can see. Awesome how it wasn't creepy at all [not seeing anything but tiny flickering flames], on the contrary, it made you feel happy and safe. :)

Now I'm half asleep because I've had too much to eat and the weather outside is very warm but not too sunny - perfect for a nap. :D
But I thought I'd better catch up on this week's "jobs" and show you the cards I made for our challenge blog - Just Christmas and Birthday Cards - and for the new Bunny Kit We're showing on Stamping with Jany.

And I'll also show a few more cards made just because. :)

Week #27 at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

This week's sketch was made by our talented Janina and it's a great sketch for any sort of cards and, I think, even for a scrapbook layout.

Here's the sketch:

and my Christmas card...

I have to admit I'm not very happy with how my Christmas tree looks
but I've been meaning to try this model for a long time.
I stamped the tree with a Basic Grey stamp and heat embossed
with white powder. I then added brad-baubles and ornate it
with glitter glue. I also put some extra glitter
glue on the outside of the tree to make it look like decorations. :)
DP is from Papermania and the gifts in the corners are die-cuts.


Stamping with Jany

For this Friday the DT members worked for the second time with the lovely Bunny Kit (TAC products).

If you're interested, the content of the kit is: For my card I used one of Jany's sketches in that .PDF file.

I really enjoy working with this kit and it always makes me
feel playful and child-like.
Although the DPs have an elegant and vintage look,
the stamped images are very sweet and I
can't help myself from colouring them like a 3 years old.
Quite a contrast between the papers and the clumsy bunny, isn't it? :-D

Please go have a look at the other cards on Jany's blog. My dear, talented co-workers - Jill, Diana and Jany, of course - have produced some extraordinary creations.


Other cards I've made and never shown before....

My dear Chris advised me in a comment to show the card I made with a digi stamps kit designed by Fred, She Said - a.k.a. my friend Tracey from Canada [I keep wondering what they feed them in Canada? Or maybe there's something in the water... *wink, wink* LOL]

I had such great great fun working with Tracey's images and kept smiling while working because her mermaid is based on her adorable daughter Emma. Tracey's son, Nolan, is a talented artist too and have designed two very sweet digi-monsters - you'll see one of them next week, on a card I'm currently working at. :)

Well... here's my 'acquatic' card:

The swirly blue background paper is also created by Tracey and if I remember correctly you can find it as a free download on her blog. :) The "water" is made from acetate which I punched to make the waves and then glittered it a bit. The bottom is a piece of cuttlebugged yellow cardstock coloured with watercolour pencils like all the rest. Some elements are under the 'water' and some are above. And I've added some bubbles too :D


The next one is a card I've made more than a month ago and it was 'tailor-made' for a very dear and good friend. He just received it two days ago (it travelled a lot but at least it finally made it to USA). I was very pleased to hear that he liked it a lot - I've used stuff, colours and a "theme" that I thought would suit his tastes. And I am also pleased with how the card came out. :)

The stamped image is heat embossed with clear ep and chalked with a few coordinating colours. It really looks nice, believe me :)

Thank you for bearing with me through this long and convoluted post.


lilacanglia said...

wow, they are all super cards,

Laura said...

I am totally in love with those new-old cards of yours. The Bookworm one looks like and art-collage, very-very beautiful, also the little siren is lovely, the bunny is great (I loooove the colours so much!)and I also like your Christmas tree, really! :) *hugs*

dawnmarieg said...

Aw Mada but these are gorgeous, I really like your Christmas card, I think the tree looks great and really Christmassy. The bunny card is so cute, such a great image and your last card is very classy, just beautiful. Hope you are well. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Macpurp said...

these are all beautiful and all very different styles...I think the mermaid one is my fave!!
Hope you had a lovely Easter.
much love
Tina xx

Gry-Heidi said...

All your cards are sooo beautiful, Mada!! If I have to choose a favourite, it has to be "Bookworm" :) Love it!!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

alina said...

They are beautiful, Mada, but I felt in love with your Christmas card! Gorgeous tree!
Hugs, Alina
Cristos a inviat!

Antoinette said...

Oh I love the sketch for that christmas card, and it can definitely be transformed into a scrapbook sketch. I think I'll be using it at some stage!!! Great work, as usual, I love your colour choices and design papers!

Inger said...

WOW,you really are creative Mada!!
Your cards are beautiful.
Hope you enjoy the springtime :)

Have a wonderful sunday.

Hugs, Inger :)

Greg B said...

Hi Mada,
I have just come over to visit you and thank you for following theIncy Wincy Design Challenge Blog I personally very much appreciate it and I hope to see you for the first competition on the 11th of May. I also cant believe what you have done for the charity in the past week.
Thanks Greg B
Whistling Crafter

Sez said...

Hi Mada,
Lovely cards.

Just a note to say that I have changed my URL it's now

Just letting all my followers know :)

Curt in Carmel said...

Mada! These are wonderful!!! Your cards are just amazingly original! My fav is the mermaid. What great detail! Hope all is well with you! Best, Curt