12 November 2014

Photo inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Eeeek! Where is this time going, and why is it rushing so...?! ;o) I cannot believe it's almost mid-November, and my Christmas projects are still in VERY early stages! As usual, it appears that I am going to have lots of lastminute.com projects made for family and friends... Uh oh... I really need to have more discipline next year (and yes, I say it every December or so, LOL)! The good news is, however, that at least I have quite a few Christmas pressies sorted, and not many more to go, yippee! 

Today's card is a DT project, and this week we were asked to use the below photo as our inspiration. And boy did that picture make me feel all Christmassy! 


I took the golds, the reds, the green branches and the shimmer/lights out of the picture, and - hey presto - the below card got created! I am quite happy with the result. I love that LOTV angel image, pity that it appears to have retired already!




I am entering the card into the following challenges:
LOTV - Merry Christmas 
Love to Create - Anything goes

Hope you join us over at Divas and share your creations inspired by this gorgeous photo. Our sponsor is the fabulous Dies to Die for, so it's certainly worth the try!

Hugs and stay warm (it's freezing in Dublin!),

M.

06 November 2014

Christmas cards? Cute and sparkly, of course!

Ugh, my most dreaded time of the year has come... And no, I don' t even mean winter... I just mean the time when it's dark when I leave to work, and dark when I come back home. I could even live with the almost-depressive feeling of that, and the fact that whenever I arrive home, it feels like it's the middle of the night & I should be heading straight to bed. But what I really dislike is... I cannot take nice photos of my crafty creations in proper daylight!!! I can get away with it during the weekends, but week days are unfortunately a no-go. So apologies in advance - there might be some gloomy yellowish photos appearing over the next few weeks :o( Any good advice on the best ways to take photos in the "middle of the night"? Everything will be hugely appreciated! I am sure my crafty friends will have some good tips for me! :o)

Now, enough moaning, let's get down to business! 

I have been making quite a few cards to order over the last few days (busy is tiring, but it's soooo good & nice to know that people actually want to order cards from me, YAY!), and slowly but surely Christmas creations are starting to peek out from my craft room also. I will hopefully be sharing most of them over the next few weeks (some are forbidden until after Christmas, sorry!), so stay tuned! 

Today we have a sparkly cutesy one - my favourite combo! I made a few similar ones last year also, and they were a huge success! I guess nobody could simply not like this cuddly little guy, right? Don't you just want to give him a big squeeze? (and by the way, rob some of those gifts, LOL) I am just after noticing that this stamp has already retired, AND is out of stock - so if you like it and would like one, I guess you better hurry up and ask around amongst your crafty circles - someone might have one to give away for adoption, hopefully! 

This is another one of those "simple but pretty" creations, as I call them... Sometimes less is more :o)




I am entering this cute and sparkly creation into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - Creative Corners
I Love Promarkers - Cute Christmas
QKR Stampede - 3 of a kind 

The weekend is almost here - have a good one!

M.




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