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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Just Christmas and Birthdaycards #3

For this weeks challenge at Just Christmas and Birthdaycards it was Linda who made the sketch. And it was a good sketch for me to work with. I have made both a birthdaycard and a christmascard. Even though I'm making birthdaycards for my stack I try to make a card for the persons I know I have to give to in the future. That way I am prepared when that special birthday comes up. Smart, isn't it?

But I must say that this week I had to make a birthdaycard for a customer. She ordered a card for a lady turning 40 and this special birthdaylady is a sheep-enthusiast (she obviously has a lot of sheep). Soooo, then I thought it would be perfect to use this stamp designed by Rachelle Anne Miller. The birthdaylady is not a pink and girlie woman so I used a lot of beige and light brown cardstock and designpapers. I even coloured the sheep with beige/light brown Distress Ink. To make the card a bit more interresting I put on some Prima flowers in a orangeish colour. And a ribbon in a dark redbrownish colour. Under the sheep I have stamped a text using a stamp from Aud Design. The letters and numbers are squeesed out using QuicKutz - Sophisticated alphabet.Inside I have made a scalloped circle using QuicKutz cookiecutter. The textstamp is from KH Design. The same dps as on the front (both from Papirdesign).
I have made two scalloped circles for the back and on one of them I have stamped my personal stamp from Scrapmagasinet.

My christmascard is a very traditional coloured one. I love the typical christmas colours, red/white/green, together.
The image is a stamp from Anita's. I love this cute snowman. I have had it for ages, but I have never used it before. My kids have used it though. The scalloped edge around the image is handdrawn and cut with scissors. I haven't got any cookiecutter big enough for an image this size. The green cardstock is embossed with an embossing folder from QuicKutz. I had to squeese it three times to cover the piece of cardstock I wanted to use ;) The snowflakes are QuicKutz as well and I have put some bling in the middle of each of them. The dp is from Doodlebug Design. Since the text on the dp is in English and I want to send the card to Norwegians I like to put a text in Norwegian on it. But since there was a lot of pattern/letters on it, it was difficult to find a smart way to make it show anyway. I ended up stamping the text (stamp from Panduro) on a piece of vellum, I glued it on the dp and put some red bling on each side to make it show better.
On the inside I have made a pocket on the left side. In there I can put the picture and maybe a letter. The text stamp is from Papirgleder.
On the back I have covered the ribbon with a small piece of the dp (that was the last piece of it :)) I put some more snowflakes and of course my personal stamp.

That's it for today. I hope you all have a nice and creative Saturday.

Hugs, Kristin :)

17 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi angelo, im glad you liked the sketch, and what beautiful cards you've made using it. I love both but the birthday is stunning. Thank you for joining us this week at the b-day x-mas challenge blog. Hugs Linda x

i adore your blog lovely work!!!

Heidi said...

Nydelige kort du har laget med flotte farger og detaljer. Jeg sier det nok engang - send over litt kreativitet denne veien er du snill.
Her sitter vi inne og hører på høststormen. Men det er ganske koselig akkurat det da. Og kanskje blir det noen kort senere i kveld når de søte små har sovnet

Ha en fin lørdag

Klem fra
Heidi

V Colbourne said...

Oh wow! These cards are brilliant!

Maria Matter said...

Kristin or is it Angelo?
Your cards are beautiful...love that curly sheep, never saw that before! I'll have to check out those stamps a little closer!
Kudos for you making your Christmas and birthday cards!
Blessings, Maria

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Nydelige, flotte kort! :o)
Jeg håper du har en god helg! Jeg har noe til deg i bloggen min. Klem, Hege

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Takk, Kristin! Ja, en del pirk med de kalenderne.. Spesielt alle hullene som skulle lages, for med min hulltang var det tungt å få presset gjennom plastikken i plastramma sammen med papiret. Det ble vondt i hånda etterhvert.. jaja. jeg får kanskje investere i en Crop-a-dile? Hører de skal være så gode å lage huller med.

Jeg gleeeder meg til å få post!! :D Stor og varm klem :o)

Mada said...

Wow, Kristin! Both cards are awesome but the birthday one is more awesome than the other. :)

Love your images, the colouring is great.

It's an honour to be on the same team with you. Can't wait to see more of your creations.

Hugs,
Mada

Simone P. said...

Love the cards! So glad to have you as a design team!
Hugs,
Simone

Hanne said...

Du Kristin, du Kristin, hva skal man egentlig si? Du har jo laget så utrolig masse flott siden sist jeg var her, at jeg vet da ikke helt hvor jeg skal starte! Men aller først må jeg gratulere deg med DT-medlemskapet ditt! SÅ velfortjent, vennen!

Og så tror jeg bare jeg tar bølgen, rett og slett, for alle de nydelige kortene du har laget, jeg har notert det ene etter det andre av gode idéer!

Ha en finfin lørdagskveld du også!
God klem fra trønderland :)

leenda said...

These are GORGEOUS inside & out!

Ninchen said...

both cards are great!i love the sheeps from R.A.M.-they are so cute!

xoxo

Janina

Aud said...

Å så flink du er!!! Masse nydelige kort, det ene etter det andre, herlig satt sammen og fargelagt, nydelig pyntet! Fikk veldig lyst til å lage noe nå - men det er ikke tid tilovers idag...
Tar meg en tur innom deg i morgen igjen og lar meg inspirere på nytt - kanskje det blir et kort da. :o)

Ha en strålende fin søndag! {{{klem}}}

Lissie said...

Flotte! =)

Rach said...

beautiful cards hugs rachxx

Camilla said...

Här var det mycket fint att vila ögonen på, Gillar det översta massor:))
Är såå fint motiv och fina färger du valt..
Kram Camilla

Dot Scrap said...

Hej Kristin.
Simpelthend fantastiske kort.
Rigtig god ide med de to får på kortet, og de er farvelagt så flot så flot. Verdensklasse.
Kortet med snemanden er også utroligt flot. Jeg er vild med begge kort. Du er bare så dygtig og en konstant inspiration for mig.

Karin said...

Hi Kristin,

two beautifull cards.
Love how you decorate all sides of the vards. Great colours and images to.
Thanks for joining the x-mas and b-day cards challenge (for the last time).

Hugs,
xoxo karin