Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A CAS flourish card

Today is the last day of summer vacation, and tomorrow the kids are going back to school/kindergarten.
Thank you all for your warm wishes on my last post. Things turned our pretty well with my youngest and I hope that with time everything will be just okay.
I made this card last night for the sketch over 365 cards. I really liked the sketch, but I just couldn't even think about snowman... LOL Here is the sketch:

And the other challenges I'm entering this card are:
no punches - #127 cute card thursday (the flowers were hand cut from a dp).
ribbon - for fun
fussy cutting - #18 just scraps
ribbons & flowers - #7 paper jewels

Now I'm off to celebrate the end of the vacation with my kids!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Love Rules רק האהבה תנצח את כל הדמעות

These photos were taken at my best friend's yard, about 4 years ago, but the date is really not so important. All that metters is the title. It has always been the most important thing, and it has even more emphasis these days.
The past months were very stressful for me, mostly concerning my youngest (yes, that sweet little pie laying in my arms...). I do hope we've come to the end of this period, with more answers and certainties, so I can get the best treatment for him. Tomorrow will be a crucial day, so please cross your fingers for us.
And yes, this lo was made with all my thought, fears and hopes concerning my two adorable kids, the apple of my eye.
I was caught by this week's challenge over Scrapping the Music, which is "Love Shack", so I knew that I will have this title for my lo. As I finished it, I had in mind an Israeli song, named:  "Only love will win/overcome", and part of this songs says: "only love will overcome all the tears". Oh my, so much tears I've had this past months! But, as these songs say: Only love will over come, and love rules....

I used the sketch from one of my fav challenge blogs: Sketches in Thyme, a sketch by the talented Helen Croft:

I also combined it with the challenge over Frosted Designs (one of my favs too...), which was circle with decorative edges (and I wasn't the only one combining those two challenges... LOL). I used a big doily in the center, and 3 small one that I crumpled to flowers. In the center of each one I adhered crochet flowers I've made myself (and so are the green leaves under the upper flower).
I used MS doily lace border punch and a lace ribbon. Added some pearls pins on one of the flowers, and pale blue pearls on all of them. I also put some butterflies and heart shaped buttons.
The cardstock is dark blue (not black..) and it was too dark for me, so I stamped lots of swirls with ivory acrylic paint.
Did you notice that cute little heart charm, tied to the "s" letter? And the use of a Fiskars border punch on one of the photos? I saw it at an Israeli talented scraper, Ilanit's blog, and I just loved it, so I scraplifted it (you should really look at her creations. Very unique and creative!).

And the other challenges I'm entering this lo for are:
lace in stitches - #24 sisc
lace/ribbon - for fun
pearls - #86 crafty pad
peatal & pearls - #11 crafts and me
flowers (mine are handmade) - cowgirl's
crumbling plus buttons - #30 the character cafe
fussy cutting - #18 just scraps
ribbons & flowers - #7 paper jewels
handmade flowers - #20 craft your passion
buttons & bows - 56 incy wincy
buttons (plus stamping) - scrap and stamp
colors - design dollies; abc; #105 cupcake craft
monochromatic - #34 stampin royalty
dress it up (with something black) - #26 wo scrapfit
butterflies - #119 fluterby wednesday
wings - #5 a pocket full of posies; #2 cyda
anything goes - #13 the paper players; #1 ces
Thanks for stopping by!

התמונות הללו צולמו לפני כארבע וחצי שנים, בחצר הבית של חברתי הטובה ביותר. התאריך בו צולמו חסר חשיבות, מה שבאמת חשוב זו הכותרת.
החודשים האחרונים היו מלאי מתח ודאגה עבורי, במיוחד סביב בני הצעיר. אני מאד מקווה שאנחנו בסיומה של התקופה הזאת, עם יותר תשובות ויותר ודאויות.
הדף הזה הוכן עם כל המטען הרגשי של התקופה האחרונה, כי אחרי ככלות הכל, באמת רק האהבה תנצח. זה התאים לי לאתגר שיש באחד מהאתרים (קישור בחלק באנגלית), וכשסיימתי להכין אותו התנגן לי בראש השיר של אתניקס - "רק האהבה תנצח את כל הדמעות". אז עם כל השמאלציות שבזה, המילים הללו כל כך משקפות את  מה שאני מרגישה, והתמונות הללו הן מהיפות שלנו ביחד, תמיד ביחד.
מחר אמור להיות יום קריטי עבורנו, אז תחזיקו לנו אצבעות ותהיו שותפים לתקווה שלי שהכל יסתדר על הצד הטוב ביותר.

בדף הזה השתמשתי במפיות תחרה (גדולה וקטנות כבסיס של הפרחים), פרפרים, תליון מטאלי בצורת לב, פרחי ועלי קרושה שהכנתי בעצמי, פרחים קנויים, פנינים, סרט תחרה ופאנצ' בורדר תחרה. הקארדסטוק הוא כחול כהה (לא שחור...) והוא היה לי כהה מידי אז החתמתי אותו עם צבע אקרילי שנהב. באחת מהתמונות השתמשתי בפאנצ' בורדר של פיסקרס, דבר שראיתי אצל אילנית, ומאד אהבתי.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל ועל הסבלנות לקרוא עד הסוף....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My (old) HomeTown lo כאן נולדתי, כאן נולדו לי ילדי

Thanks to my blogy friend Tesa, I came across this wonderful challenge over GCD Studios, where they've asked to scrap our hometown.
I used the sketch from creative scrappers:

I was born and raised in Haifa, and my kids were also born there. We moved from there 2 years ago, and we all still feel there at home, this is our hometown.
I'm not sure if and when I'll ever feel "hometown" where we're living right now. I still miss a lot my old home town.
The journaling says so, and I mentioned the view I had all my childhood and as a grown up woman - high green mountain, deep blue sea, etc.
The big letters of the title and the chipboards are all GCD Studio (some of them were dressed up with dp's scraps, to match the lo's colors. can you tell which one of them?...). I used acrylic paint and some rubons and stickers for the small letters of the title.
The photo was taken on one of the most beautiful places in my hometown. We've had a lovely saturday over there.

I'm entering this lo also for the following challenges:
how sentimental - #95 one stop craft
stitching - #37 pixie dust studio (mine is faux, arond the page and as a frame for the photo)
opposite - day 181 365 cards (not a card, but still it is opposite... the cool colors of this lo are totally opposite to the heat over here... and anyway, being a rebel is THE opposite way, isn't it? Okay, Rose & Gloria, I'd bet you'd say that making a lo is my usual way, and I should make a card, any card, to fit to Pam's opposite theme.. LOL)
fussy cutting - #18 just scraps (mine are the clouds)
park inspiration - #67 allsorts
anything goes - #1 crafty ema's (congrats on the new challenge blog!)

Thanks for stopping by!

באתר של GCD יש אתגר של לעצב דף על העיר שלי. בחרתי לעשות על עיר הולדתי, חיפה, ולא על המקום בו אנו מתגוררים כיום, כי ממרחק שנתיים מאז המעבר, אנחנו עדיין רואים בחיפה את ה-hometown שלנו.
התמונה צולמה בגן הפסלים בחיפה, מקום קסום בפני עצמו. התמונה מסמלת בעיני הרבה דברים שקשורים אצלי אסוציאטיבית בחיפה - הירוק של הכרמל, הכחול של המפרץ והים, ההר. הפינה הזאת קרובה מאד למקום אליו היה אבי ז"ל לוקח אותי בילדותי לראות את הזיקוקים בערב יום העצמאות. חיפה זה המקום בו נולדתי וגדלתי, והמקום בו הפכתי לאם ונולדו בה ילדי. הגעגועים עדיין רבים....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New beginnings, First Grade - lo התחלות חדשות, כתה א

Where did summer vacation had gone?.... A new  week and summer vacation is coming to it's end. Next wednesday the kids are going back to school/kindergarten. The truth is that I have mixed feelings about it. In so many ways I wish summer vacation would last more now.... (Is that really me?! The mom that sayed that summer vacation should be much shorter... LOL).
And it's time for a new challenge at Simple Doodles (starting tomorrow, Friday), and naturally the challenge is: "Back to School".
The photo is of my eldest, on his first day at school, first grade, two years ago.

The sketch for this lo is from Stuck?!:

I saw this great challenge over "The Studio", which is to take 2 of your most "ugly", un-used dp and use them!!!  Here are the two dp I took:

I cut out stripes of circles from one of them, one of them was used to outline the title. For the other one, I used my decorative scissors, so it matched the edges of the patterns on the paper. To go along with the circle design, I stamped acrylic paints with a bubble wrap.
I used denim under the photo, and frayed the edges. I also used two paper clips and this tag, which says one of the things I wish for my kids.

The title says in Hebrew: New beginnings, and the sub title: First grade.

I really liked the idea of using those "ugly looking" dp, and I like the outcome. What do you think?

It also goes for the following challenges:
fussy cutting - #18 just scraps
back to school - frosted designs; #102 ann's creative nook; #33 pixie cottage (mine is for the theme); delightful challenges; #43 lrw; paper pretties; a crafty little place; abc designs
 male project - #8 elephantastic (very unusual for me not to use any flowers, lace, butterfly, glitter, etc... LOL)
round & metal - #98 creative belli (lots of circles, one metal eyelet on the tag and the paper clips)
metal - #24 the shabby tea room; #12 paper romance; #44 if the shoe fits
say it with shapes - #27 osaat
paint - #66 gingersnap
not a card - #94 oscc; #18 I did it creations;
texture - totally stampalicious (mine are: fabric, acrylic, metal, the puffy title)
anything goes - #8 aud sentiments; #21 digi doodles ; shop's best; #55 paper cutz

Thanks for stopping by!

באתר של Simple Doodles, שבו אני חברה בצוות המעצבות, האתגר החדש (יעלה ביום שישי) הוא "חזרה לבית הספר". אנחנו בשלהי חופשת הקיץ, ובאופן מאד מפתיע, יחסית, אני ממש לא רוצה שהחופשה תגמר (ובחיי שפעם חשבתי שאני מאלה שירוצו לחתום על העצומה הקוראת לקיצור חופשת הקיץ...).
ובכל זאת, הילדים חוזרים בשבוע הבא לביה"ס/לגן, וזו הייתה הזדמנות להכין דף לבכור, על היום הראשון בכיתה א'. הכל אז היה חדש, כי בדיוק עברנו דירה ממקום מגורינו הקודם. היו חבלי קליטה לא פשוטים, אבל הוא התגבר עליהם באופן מדהים.
אתגר נוסף בו נתקלתי, ביקש לבחור שני דפים מדוגמים "מכוערים", כאלה שלא עולה בדעתי לעשות בהם שימוש, ולהשתמש בהם. זה היה בהחלט אתגר יצירתי.
בנוסף, השתמשתי בדף הזה גם בחתיכה של ג'ינס, שפרעתי את חוטי השתי וערב שלה, והדבקתי הפוך עם צד שמאל למעלה. מתחתיה החתמתי כמה צבעים אקריליים עם ניילון פצפצים. את הכותרת עשיתי עם טוליפ.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some peace - lo איזו מן שלווה

This photo of mine was taken years ago, on August 1995, on a Bre' mountain nearby Lake Lugano. It is one of the most peaceful places I've been to. On that journey I visited Lugano twice: On my way from Italy to Swiss, and then once again when I crossed the Alps back to Italy to return home. I just had to stop there once again and come back to that particular spot on Mount Bre'. Looking at these photos, and I think you can perfectly understand me. The title of this lo says in Hebrew: Peaceful.

When I look at my crafty works lately, I might say I'm in my 'blue period'... To my lately regular color combo, blue, brown/kraft and cream/white/ivory, I added this time some greenish shades. I think the color combo of all of them turned awesome.

The lo was based on the sketch over sketches in thyme. I just love the sketches Kim brings every week, and they have a very tallented bunch of ladies for DT's. Here is the sketch:

I stamped over the dp with two of my fav stamps, and they just match the swirled pattern on the dp.

I just love this ribbon flower! So easy to make, so wonderful effect. The tutorial how to make it is here. And what do you think about that charm and key? I love love love them. I also liked the look of that zipper, with all the branches flourishing out of it.

I used chipboards (the brown flower and the brackets of the journaling), brads (the glittered green one on top of the Prima aqua flower, and with the key on the left bottom corner), a key diecut, a green button with metal embellishment on it and a metal corner (left upper corner). The small butterflies are also metalic.

I'm entering this lo to the following challenges:
butterflies/with wings - #81 crafty creations; #2 craft your days away; #5 pfof (with flowers);
buttons & butterflies - #46 crafty catz
metal - #44 if the shoe fits; #24 the shabby tea room; #12 paper romance#98 creative belli (round & metal - mine are brads, buttons, corner, key, charm, small butterflies)
therapy - #59 resq (scrpping is kind of therapy...  the place the photos were taken, the color combo)
dress it up! - #26 scrapfit (plus use some black - mine is the matting of the photos and the big butterfly)
ribbons & flowers - #7 paper jewels
buttons & bows - #56 incy wincy
ribbons & buttons - #4 lollipop crafts
sparkle & shine - creative card crew;
anything but a card - #94 one stop craft; #18 idic
anything goes - #55 paper catz#45 stampin for the weekend (with a stamp - mine are the swirls);
isn't she lovely - #18 city crafter
recipe (chipboard, journaling & circles) - #21 ella's pink scrapbook 
scrap something that you love (plus stamping) - scrap & stamp (gotta love myself, isn't it... LOL and that wonderful peaceful place - Monte Bre', Lugano)

Thanks for stoppinb by!

התמונות הללו צולמו לפני 15 שנים, על פסגת Monte Bre, מעל אגם לוגאנו בשוויץ. אחד המקומות היפים ביותר ומעוררי השלווה שראיתי. הייתי שם במהלך טיול שכלל חלקים מאיטליה ושוויץ. כל כך התלהבתי מהמקום, אז חזרתי אליו שוב כשחציתי בחזרה את האלפים בחזרה לאיטליה.

השתמשתי שוב בפרח שעשוי מסרטים, פרח מצ'יפבורד עם כפתור ופרחי פרימה עם סיכה מתפצלת ששדרגתי אותה עם אבקת נצנצים. קישוטים נוספים שהשתמשתי בהם - סרטי תחרה, תליון נשי עם מראה עתיק, מפתח מתכת ומפתח של חיתוכי וינטאג', פינת מתכת, הרבה פרפרים, ריצ'רץ' וסרטי עלים ירוקים.

לשילוב הצבעים שאהוב עלי מאד לאחרונה, הוספתי גם גווני ירוק. התוצאה שהתקבלה מצאה חן בעיני מאד, והשתלבה מאד יפה עם הצבעים של התמונות.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Sketchy Thursdays' card

This is my second post today. For my Italy mini notebook's post, see here.

Sketchy Thursdays' sketch for this week was a card sketch (or a clean & simple lo sketch), and I had to played with it. Here is the sketch:

It was fun making this card, and finally I got to make a quick card... LOL.
And the other challenges I'm entering this card (almost said "lo"...:))))) are:
shine & sparkle - creative card crew
ribbon & sparkle - #80 tpe
b is for blue - abc

Thanks for stopping by!

כרטיס נוסף לשנה החדשה, על בסיס סקיצה מאד פשוטה ונקייה. אחת הפעמים הנדירות בהן הכנתי כרטיס תוך 15-20 דקות בלבד.

שיהיה שבוע נעים!

Italy - mini notebook

I've made this mini notebook as a gift to friends that went to Italy for a summer vacation.
The base for the pages was from used cereal boxes, covered with colorful pp.
For every page I added a notebook page, for them to write where they've been and what they've seen.
Front cover:

And the inside:

And the back cover:

The challenges:
anything but a card - #18 idic
altered - #42 lrw
color combo & photo inspiration - #21 otwc; #46 colourq
make a gift - simon says

Thanks for stopping by!

מחברת מטופלת שהכנתי לחברים שנסעו לחופשה באיטליה, שירשמו בה מהחוויות שלהם.
הבסיס היה קרטונים של קופסאות קורנפלקס, שצופו בדפים מדוגמים, ועליהם הוספתי קישוטים.

תודה שנכנסתן!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to card making?.... And a very HAPPY mailbox

Unfortunately, I have too many worries lately, and I do hope things will get (much) better pretty soon.
But to add to this worries, I got a new one, kind of scrappy one....
You all know my bloggy friend, Tesa. This talented woman is a very good friend and such an inspiration to me. We've met through 365 cards, and because of her, I started scrapbooking. Well, I started scrapbooking and scarcely made any cards since...
From time to time, Tesa encouraged me to make a card here, a card there, especially for 365 cards, and so I did. I was pleased, and so was Tesa (I think she was... LOL).
But lately Tesa just gave up encouraging me to make any cards.
I had to get rid of this worry!!!! So I made not only one card, but two.... LOL
The fact that the Jewish new year is just around the corner, was a great excuse to make those cards.

The first one, is for the sketch challenge over CardPatterns. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

And it also goes for the following challenges:
sparkle and shine - creative card crew;
b is for blue - abc
in the garden - #104 everybody art
one for the girls - #3 wild orchid
flower power - #36 fab 'n' funky
color combo - embellish magazine
buttons, brads, bling (here- bling) - #18 wee memories
no brads, no eyelets - stamping vecation

And the second card I want to share with you was based on the sketch over 365 cards.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Edit: I've won card of the week for this card
For day 168 - super sketchy sunday
at 365 cards! Thank you, Pam
I also won for this card at Paper Jewels,
#7 challenge ribbons & flowers, Thank you!
Look at these lovely ribbon flowers! I've made them based on the tutorial I found at Helen Croft's blog, Scrap-A-Little (she has amazing tutorials! You really should go and look at them).
And I love those wrinkled leaves, the golden ones look like fabric, but they're paper...
And this card is also for the following challenges:

vintage & faded (the dp) - stamping vacation
no brads, no eyelets - stamping vacation
ribbon & flowers - #7 paper jewels
ribbon & sparkles - #80 tpe (the ribbons are shining a little and the leaves are from golden paper)
happy birthday - #101 ann's creative nook
b is for blue - abc
petals & pearls - #11 crafts and me
anything goes - stampin' for the weekend

Now, look at this fab card I got from my bloggy friend, Rose Miller. She is the paperpiecing queen! Look at that lovely birdie, isn't it just adorable?
Thank you, Rose, you're such a sweet and kind person!

And now it's time to go back to scrappbooking... I do have a few projects to make (and two of them are for Tesa's challenges...).
Thank you for stopping by and have a fab weekend.

בתוך שבוע מאד מאד לחוץ ודאוג, לקחתי קצת פסק זמן מהכל, גם מדפי אלבום מעוצבים, והכנתי שני כרטיסים.
שניהם באווירה קצת וינטאג'ית (אילנית, את מהווה השראה... :)). החגים שבפתח מעודדים אותי להעשיר את מלאי הכרטיסים.
הפרחים בכרטיס השני נעשו מסרטים, עפ"י הדרכה שמצאתי (לינק בחלק באנגלית). עשיתי עוד כמה פרחים כאלו, בצבעים קצת שונים, והם יוצאים פשוט יפהפיים.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל, ושיהיה סופ"ש רגוע (ופחות חם ולח, אם אפשר...).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Climb a tree - lo

Edit: I made top 5 for this lo at Scrap It With a Song
challenge #18 - Get Here. Thank you!

This lo is for the sketch challenge over Sketches in Thyme. I really liked this sketch, cause I like sketches where the photos are placed diagonally.
I've had a very stressful week, and I really didn't have the time, engergy and muse to scrap. But I'm so happy that finally I did made it on time.
The photos were taken on November 2007 at a place called Tel Dan reserve, and there is a tree that was burned, so you can crawl inside and climbe out at it's top. That exactly what we did... Oh, and the name that was given to this tree is "The tree of Winnie the Pooh!

For the title, I used different types of letters, some of them glittered, some are stickers, and some are rub-ons.
I'm entering this lo also for the these challenges:
recipe - frosted designs (on this lo I have: punch, felt (the tree), ribbon, blue, flower, buttons, butterflies & glitter).
punch - #26 osaat
photo inspiration - #64 C.R.A.F.T. (the vibrant colors, the circles)
stitching - practical scrappers (faux stitching around the cs and the dp, hand stitching on the pleated ribbon); #57 pollycraft; little paper shop
song inspiration - scrap it with a song (get here by Oleta Adams. I took the words "clime a tree").
glitter - #4 a pocket full of posies
buttereflies - #81 crafty creations
petals & pearls - #11 crafts and me
flower power - #36 fab 'n' funky (I made the crochet flower); #16 speedy the cat
buttons, brads & bling - #18 wee memories (on this lo - buttons & bling)

Thanks for stopping by!

זה דף עם תמונות משמורת תל דן - מהעץ של פו, והן צולמו בנובמבר 2007.
מאד אהבתי את הסקיצה שניתנה ב- Sketches in Thyme, כי אני אוהבת סקיצות שבהן התמונות ניצבות בזוית לא ישרה לדף, קצת באלכסון.

תודה שנכנסתן להסתכל!