Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quixotic's mystery gift pack

Quixotic are giving a mystery pack, and all they wish you to do is choose your own favorite card of 2009. that simple... or maybe not... I coludn't make up my mind which of my cards to choose, and I've been crafting only 4 month... A year ahead, and no way I can choose at all.
Eventually I diceded on the wreth card with the buttons because I did it recently so I'm still under it's impression and becaues with this card I really felt my mojo.
so go and check that challenge and try to choose only one card of your own creations....

Yummy birthday card

This card I've made for a 6y girl, who celebrates her birthday in a few days. Her mother, a good friend of mine, invited us to the birthday party, so I wanted to make a special birthday card for her.
As Pam, at 365 cards, asked, I went to dig for some forgotten stash :), and what do you know, I looked very deep, as I was asked, and I've found two of them! one is the doily , and the other one is the corner chipboard. hip hip hooray! so thank you very much, Pam, for making me do so, 'cause there are a lot of those doilies so you all are going to see them around the coming cards...
I love this color combo! and some challenges took this combo. I inked the doily with blue & brown ink (and it looks as if I spillt some coffee over the doily LOL) The image is from simple doodles (don't forget to pop over there in a few days, as I start my GD for January! it'll be a lot of fun!), and I colored it with watercolor pencils, sakura metalic blue and added shiny pink stickles as toping of the cupcake, and it looks almost real :) very yummy. Imade the blue fan flower (it such a fun making them. maybe I'll get to post a turtorial about variant flower making techniques).
and it goes for the following challenges:
sketch - friday sketchers (there is also a blog hop there!)
color combo - #49 the color dare (I've made top 3 last challenge there!); #10 the play date cafe; #13 colour Q (Arielle brings each time a rocking photo for inspiration! thank you Arielle); #39 cupcake inspiration (Rachel also brings great cupcakes photos to inspire us!)
pastel colors - #4 lexi's creations
favorite of 2009 - #11 crafty cardmakers
time for celebration - #71 cupcake craft; charisma (happy birthday to charisma! and they're having a blog hop to celebrate);
celebrate food or drink (mine is food) - our creative corner
keeping warm! - #4 crafty calendar
anything digital plus more challenge(s) - #29 pile it on
and last but not least , digging deep - day 306 at 365 cards
thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card, and I would like to wish all of you a very Happy New Year, may all your dreams for the coming year come true.
Libeeti }{

Flourished Black Red Silver Happy New Year

with a flourish - day 303 at 365 cards - I stamped the white cs with flourish stamp all over
sketch + color combo black, red & silver - Laura #42 sketch
sketch (the 2nd one) - #47 the pink elephant
favorites - #11 crafty cardmakers - so much is my fav.... on this card: fan flower (it's so easy and so beautiful), bling (it gives so much elegance to the card), flourish stamp (I just LOVE it), self made lace cs (I love self made embellishments).
new beginings with a recipe - #14 digital ink co. I used silver, black, glitterd silver dp, glitter on the fan flower, distressing the white stamped cs, lace ribbon made of black cs. my resolution: increase love.
celebrate - #71 cupcake craft
make the new year with glitter - #48 crafty creations - the silver glittered dp, glitter over the fan flower.
background stamping - #71 GCA
holiday something - stamp something
make it happen - make your own embellishments - #67 dutch dare
sparkle, baby! - #10 craftin Kimmie
Thanks for dropping by and looking at my card. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

With all due respect: There is nothing new under the sun...

This photo was the inspiration theme for day 304 at 365 cards .
Pam asked us to use this cd cover as an inspirtation and she gave it the title: "sounds great"...
To tell you the truth, I havn't got the slightest idea what "glee" is, and this over yellow photo gave me a terrible headache...
the only inspiration I can think of from this cd cover is the word "music", and I needed badly to calm my nerves after all that yellow, so nothing like a little good cheating .. and therefore I bring you one of my "oldies", I've made a few weeks ago, and it was a very musical one.
I guess if I had to make a ~new~ one for this challenge, I'd probably use the same music notes dp, and I do love this card, with the little bird and the color combo, so why not reuse it here?...
)need I say it again that Pam never asked that our cards will be ~new~ for each chellenge?...) sohere you are, my songbird card:

A quadrant Thank You card

Today the challenge at 365 cards was to divide (and conquer...): Pam challenged:
It's about dividing your card into quadrants - there should be 4 equal parts and each quadrant should contain one of the following:1 stamped sentiment1 punched out item1 floral embellishment1 rhinestone
And there should be no overlap of items from quadrant to quadrant (but items within a quadrant can overlap).
Also, using the rhinestone as an example, you can have several of them if you wish, but they can only be in one quadrant Well, that was a real challenge!
I saw the challenge of once in a blue moon at gingersnap, and it's exactly what I needed here. I chose the option of CAS with a pp, and that what came out...
as always, it goes for some challenges:
divide & conquer - day 305 at 365 cards - the upper left quadrant with 3 small punched flowers; the upper right quadrant with 3 tiny rhinestones on each flower; the lower left quadrant with flower button embellishment; the lower right quadrant is with the stamped sentiment. Pam, I promised you flowers instead of tomatoes...
case a CAS - gingersnap
anything but christmas - #50 charisma carz
as always, I'd be happy to read your comments. thank you for looking at my card. have a lovely day!

Some recycling

Here for some recycling - I've made it from toilet paper tubes (the pocets), and from cereal packege (the tags). I gave it to my dear sister and it can be used as a mini album.
I love the colorfulness of it, it gives me a sense of happiness and joy. A good start for the new year.
and it goes for the following chellenges:
trash to treasure - get sketchy
anything but a card! - #32 allsorts

Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm torn - with a smile :)

Well, I'm too torn to make a new card now, and I've played by the rules all week, so now I may cheat a littlie...
The challenge of day 301 at 365 cards Pam asked: "All you have to do is some tearing on your card"
I've made this one a few weeks ago. and I've made a lot of card with something torn, but this one is one of my fav. I just love it.

Preparing for New Year

Day 299 at 365 was: "keep it to yourself - Holiday card" -
As with all previous "Keep it to Yourself" challenges, do not put the message on the outside of the card.
so I've made this new year card, preparing to celebrate...
and it goes for the following challenges:
keep it to yourself - day 299 at 365 cards
celebrate food or drink - occ
color combo - pink & brown - #43 oh-la-la
color combo - pink, olive, brown - #48 the color dare
holiday something - stamp something
a time for celebration - #71 cupkake craft


My cousin is getting married it two weekd , so I made this wedding card for them. I saw the challenge at my time to craft about Z folds card. I never made this dhape of card,. so I decided to give it a try. that what came out.
and itd goes for the following challenges:
sketch - any sketch that you choose -#121 cps
color combo - #34 colour create (and I added a rose)
k is for kissing - abc challenge
a time for celebration - #71 cupcake craft
color your world, use your fav coloring medium - #15 if the shoe fits (the image was colored with water pencils and sakura gel pen).
make it happen (make your own embellishments) - #67 dutch dare - the pink lace is hand made with a border punch.
sparkle, baby - #10 kraftin kimmie (the pink lace was made from glittered cs, glitter on the rose, stickles for the bride's dress & veil), glitter pen for the groom's toxido)
embossing & glitter - #26 inky impressions (the cream embossed paper, the image colored with glitter sakura pen, the pink lace made of glittered paper, the glittered petals of the rose)
resolutions for the new year (mine is to increase love) - #36 gingersnap, think ink tuesday, #44 corrosive
anything but christmas - #50 charisma
free theme - #31 polka doodles
anything digital plus more challenges - #29 pile it on
I'm so glad you came and looked at my card. thank you so much and Happy New year!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Spring on December

At 365 cards the challenge was spring/summer theme:

So now, I want to see a Spring/Summer theme running throughout the card, giving no hint that it is currently December.

I wasn't sure of the color combo, never used such combo. I gave it a try, and still I'm not sure...

and it goes for the following challenges:

bring back spring - day 297 at 365 cards

color combo+bottons (at least 9 - I have 9)+sketch- holiday trifecta at design dolies

color combo - #28 spcc

bottons - whimsical ink sorority

button it! - the piexie cottage

color your world - #15 if the show fits

recycle - #60 osc (the craft cs is the back of a writing pad from owrk).

anything but christmas - #5o charisma craft

free theme - #31 polka doodles

free for all - #30 c.r.a.f.t.

anything digital plus more challenges - #29 pile it on

Friday, December 25, 2009

Make a Wish & Let it snow

The challenge for today at 365 cards was an easy one:
Create a paper snowflake and put it on your card
so here it is:
colors - black & white with possibility of green - tuseday trigger - moxie fab world
colors - white with a little bit of color - #34 fun with shapes and more
the sentiment is a freebie from simple doodles.
thank you for looking at my card. I wish you that all your wishes come true. have a lovely weekend and Happy Holidays , if you celebrate.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Free Basic Grey at Get Sketchy!

At Get Sketchy they want to break the 700 followers! If they do, they are giving the entire collection of bg "origings". and if the get 1,000, Berri will add some goodies to the candy.
You have many ways to increase your chance to win, so what are you waiting for??!! just run to Get Sketchy and find out yourself what you should do in order to have the chance to win.

Happy circles

I made this card to a friend at work, to cheer her up.
The challenge on day 298 at 365 cards was Running in Circles:
Put a minimum of TEN circles on your card and try to avoid overlap as much as possible.
Okay, Pam, there are 10 green big circles, and many many more white tiny circle over the polka dots ribbon.... LOL and no, this is no cheating. we were encouraged to use creative ways to put those circles.
on the other corners - golden rub ons, and on the corner of the digi sentiment - golden tiny roses (they're quite circle, arn't they...)
and the challenges it goes for:
running in circles - day 298 at 365 cards.
colors - purple, gold & green - #35 gingersnap.
photo inspirations - I was inspired by the circles - #23 incy wincky
thank you so much for taking the time to look at my creatinos and living a comment.
Merry Christmas to all my blog-land friends.

A Buttoned Wreath

Day 296 at 365 cards - Pam aked for a wreath, but we were not allowed to stamp a wreath or use pp with wreaths. the whole idea was DIY kind of challenge...

I never had a real wreath, and never hanged one on my door. I made this buttoned wreath as a birthday card for my mom, she'll be 76 in 12 days!

I used pp from indian summer of Basic Greay and stamped it with flourish stamp. for the wreath I cut a golden ks in the O shape and covered it with fabric leaves and lots of lots of lots of buttons (I love those flower shaped ones. got myself lots of them, ih many colors). the lace is brown in real light, only in the photo it looks black... on top of the lace I adhered the pale blue flower, added the sentimen (a new one I just got as my rak on Irit Shalom's #1 royal challenge) and the two roses on a riboon in the corner.

and it goes for the folowing challenges:

make a wreath - day 296 at 365 cards

sketch - #38 sketch with fun

sketch - #46 the pink elephant

color combo - #34 colour create (with the option of roses)

ad insrpirtaion - #12 just us girls

color combo - #10 basic grey (pp under the wreath from indian summer)

color combo - #158 diva's coffee break

color combo - #48 color dare

color combo - #28 treehouse

color combo - #43 ooh la la

buttons! - whimsical ink sorority

button it! - #6 the pixie cottage

lots of buttons (min. 9 - I have here 22!) - design dollies

lace - #7 Quixotic

a touch of gold - #4 sassy designs

time for celebration! - #71 cupcake craft

mix & match #4 (theme - birthday; colors - pink & white; elements - lace, ribbon, flowers, black bling.

special birthday (mom's birthday is very, very, very special) - #4 magical crafts

J is for jewels - alphabet (the little white pearl on the flower)

blingy - #43 corrosive

distressing (the sentiment) - frosted designs

it's all about red (the roses) - #9 hand full of stamp

sparkle, baby! - #10 krafin kimmie (the golden leaves)

anything but christmas - #50 charisma

free theme - #31 polka doodles

free theme - #51 lots to do

free for all - #30 c.r.a.f.t.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Get well card

So I was laughing a little in my previous post, but now it's time for some serious business. no kidding now.... or at least - no cheating... wink wink.
The challenge of day 292 at 365 cards was:
I know I've asked this question before, but how does this ad inspire your card?
My inspiration came from those hanging socks, so I kind of 'hanged' the pp, just like you do with the laundry... LOL. and naturally - the colors. only we don't celebrate Christmas, so I've made this 'get well' card, using the lovely sentiment from simple doodles, ecpecially for Gloria, 365 cards' DT, who has been ill for the last days (only those germs influenced her with a lot of mojo..). So, Gloria, I hope you're feeling much better now, and the other post, the cheating one, was a tribute to you and to Rose... now I must get back my halo LOL
and btw, those glittered heart buttons - I put some wet glue on them and then put them into the gold glitter... (does it sounds familiar to you, Gloria? LOL)
and it goes for these challenges:
I stamped the red cs with swirls stamp with green ink, and distressed the edges with the same ink. I added red tiny pearl to the bow.
ad inspiration: day 292 at 365 cards
sketch - #49 sweet sunday sketch (I've been waiting for such a clean & simple sketch, thank you Karen)
cupcake inspiration - #38 hope stamp eternal
- traditional christmas - red, green, gold #46 crafty creations
a touch of gold (the ribbon and the glittered heart shape buttons) - #4 die cuts dreams
recipe - Use a Christmas theme Add Ribbon Use any current sketch challenge - #7 cooking it up with katie
distressing - frosted designs (the sentiment edges where distressed with green ink).
free christmas theme - #15 sophisticat
last christmas cards - #28 dare u 2 digi stamp (the sentiment is a digi from simple doodles)
sparkle, baby - #10 kfrafin kimmie
here come the holidays - #7 simple doodles
christmas love - #59 one stop craft
a christmasy challenge - scrap & stamp saturday
j for jewels - alphabet (the red pearl on the bow)
colors - red, green & white - #8 makeup 4 the weekend
free for all - #30 c.r.a.f.t.
colors - red, green & white - #18 divine diva
traditional christmas colors - red & green - sparkle creations
christmas - #45 the pink elephant (I used christmas colors)
it's all about red - #9 hand full of stamp
holiday cards - s2g
holiday something - stamp something (christmas colors)
seeing red - #17 sew many cards
time to layer up! - #33 there she goes
anything goes - forever friends
free theme - #31 polka doodles
free theme - #51 lots to do
anything goes - #41 creative card crew

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Getting Green...

It's all about recycling... you know, making a ~new~ card everytime instead of using what you've already made before is not very "green" to earth...
o.k., o.k. one just might say it's all about chaeting...
Shakespeare said: as you like it....
Day 292 at 365 cards was an ad inspiration challenge.
Well, so so Christmasi... I was afraid that I got too much of this halo thing, plus I was encouraged by my rebel friends to do some cheating...
and so I just gathered almost all of my Red-Green creations (btw - all of them are CREATIONS WITH LOVE.... )
and once again I say - Pam never said a word about "new", so this time I allow myself to bring something "old"... hey, it's holidays time, relaxation time, isn't it?
just to bring a smile to you. hope you enjoy the joke, as much as I did....

A little quick love card

Fire, she said, be inspired by fire... that is the challenge for day 294 at 365 cards.
maybe, just maybe, Gloria and Rose are right and Pam really drinks some odd drinks just before she gives us her challenges...
I had no idea for this "fire inspirationg". finally it came to me - "you set my heart on fire"!
sorry, Pam, that's the best inspiration I got from this fireplace you brought to us...
the heart and the sentiment inside it - simple doodles (I should thank Trish, the owner, for giving love theme images long before Valentine's Day)
this time - no other challenges ... (who thinks of Valentine's Day now?!), so it is only for day 294 at 365 cards.
edit: o.k. Rose, just for you, here is another challenge:
j is for jewels - alphbet
blingy - #43 corrosive
clean & simple - think tuesday
that's it. only one card left for last week's challenges, but I just can't keep my eyes open...
thanks for looking at my card. spread the love.....

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Good Luck! just in case you need it :)

Indeed, this color combo of day 293 at 365 cards is lovely! I just didn't understant who are those "we" Pam referred to in her post. I was under the impression that 365 cards is a one Queen monarchy, and that Pam is the only one that set up the challenges (and the rules, of course. Gloria is there to break them... LOL). Or is it the royal way of speach?
At first, I just wanted to cheat so badly!!! I thought to myself: Hey, that's an easy one! Ican upload this card I've made a month ago, and that's it (yeh, I know that there is no purple/lilach in that card, but once you're a rebel, you're used to bend the rules anyway... ).
o.k., o.k. I understand. it's the holiday season, and everybody is on the edge now, and Gloria is ill so who will stand for me when I rebel, etc. etc.
so I made this card. lucky me, there was some scraps of that pp, so I didn't have to look for the colors. I used scallop border die cut, the sentiment is rub-ons on the chipbaord and the flower is pre-made, for a change...
I wasn't sure what the outcome will be, but finally I love this card.
the challenges it fits:
color scheme - day 293 at 365 cards
chip chip - #28 pile it on
J is for jewels - alphbet
pick 3 - stamping vacation (pp with strips, with circles )the dotty one), and with flowers).
anything but christmas - #50 charisma
free theme - #31 polka doodles
free theme - #51 lots to do
free for all! - #30 c.r.a.f.t.
anything goes - #41 creative card crew
anything goes - forever friends
Thank you for your time and atention. as always, I'd love to read your comments.
and have a good luck in everything you do!

Famous Blue Raincoat... Just because...

This card won at Simple Doodles , so I'll be GD for February, as well as of January!
The challenge on day 289 at 365
cards was musical:
I've done several challenges in the past, and will do more in the future, that ask you to base your card on a song that I choose. But what if you could choose your own? Which one would it be?
At first, I thought it has to be holiday song, Gloria's card, as a DT, just gave me that impression (great card - just pop to Gloria's blog and see for your self, along with more beautiful cards).
but then I asked Pam, and she said it can be any song that inspires me.
Well, ever since the real winter has begun here, I've been thinking of doing a card inspired by Leonard Cohen's song: "Famous Blue Raincoat", so thank you so much, Pam, for giving me the opportunity :)
Take a moment to hear the song, feel the atmosphere, after all it is "the end of December", and I'm sure "New York is cold"...
and if you ask why... well the answer is in the card... enjoy!
musical monday - day 289 at 365 cards
colors - #11 colour Q
let it snow - In the cottage studio
winter - #42 corrosive
fairytale of N.Y. - #13 crafty catz
J is for jewls - alphabet
sparkling winter - #20 kabookle doodles
sparkle, baby! - #10 kraftin kimmie
color challenge - use mainly your fav color (I used blue, one of my fav...) - get sketchy
winter theme - #21 ppa
time for layer up! - #33 there she goes (I have here 7 layers! - the snowy blue pp, the grey one, the star white pp, the matting of the image, the image itself, the matting for the sentiment and the sentiment itself).
digi image - #19 rumble in the cottage studio (the image & the snowflake on the left corner)
distressing - frosted designs (the image edges where distressed with blue ink).
digi elemant - caardvarks (same)
naughty or nice - #20 die cuts r us (this little kid under the umbrella is really nice, isn't he?)
anything bur christmas - #50 charisma
free theme - #31 polka doodles
free theme- #51 lots to do
free for all - #30 c.r.a.f.t.
any color but red or green (no red or green here LOL) - #4 crafty ann
anything goes - #41 creative card crew
anything goes - forever friends
here comes the holidays - #7 simple doodles (and their image is the snowflake on the left corner. it's a freebie one and there many other fab digi imgages there, and the prices are real good. go and see them!).
O.K. now it is bath time for the children and they are waiting for their bed time story... so see you on next post, whenever that comes...
thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card. as alwaus, I'd love to see your comments.
stay warm and cozy wherever you are...