Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Pergamano Card

This is a card I made for a wedding (The sentiment is "Mazal Tov" in hebrew letters) a while ago. The card is made from parchment paper and the sketch is from the "Step by Step Parchment" by Martha Ospina. The book is really nice and good for beginners and have lots of beautiful card projects and some other project to make from parchment, such as a gift tags, a bookmars, a fan and some other more.

The card was really hard to make, it took me lots of time to do (several hours...). The results are not as perfect as I wanted them to be, but I know that some the reasons for that are that I don't have all the "right" tools (this card required the use of the 5-needle tool).

Although having the right tools in parchment crafts help a lot, you can still get along with your regular stylus and one perforating needle. It just takes a much longer time to make, that's all. Or is it?

I will post soon another parchment card I made with a list of the basic tools one needs to make them.

Monday, May 4, 2009

What is she thinking about?

Meet Bruria. She likes pets, chocolates and books. Besides that she is a very talented witch, the good kind, that is...
I made her as a gift for my mom for Passover (She is a witch's doll collector).
The wonderfull pattern is Tone Finanger's design from her Crafting Springtime Gifts book. I thought it was so pretty, I decided to change nothing and sew her exactly as designed.

I really like the surprised look on her face... Well, not exactly look, rather a hand gesture :).

Here is a close up on her goose. What's a witch without a goose?
and yet, one more look...

Sorry for not posting anything lately. My hubby's nephew has his Bar-Mitzvah this Thursday, so I'm busy sewing outfits for both kids, and if time permits my very first dress.
Chiffon, here I come! (Please keep your fingers crossed, Chiffon is a really tough material to handle).
I have some really cute things I made lately, but will post them next week...
Oh, and almost forgot (Sorry, Max). I won a GREAT blog candy from Max. It's a set of 3 roses stamps and I can't wait to start using them, especially on fabric! Thank you Max.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's time for some candy alert!

Except for the links to those fabulous candies on the right here are some more:

Scrapmagasinet will give away a personlized stamp like that one if you enter.

and how about that one, huh?
Katharina is giving away 2 summer stamp kits from Whiff of Joy. Enter until May 1st.


Toddles and Binks are having a surprise giveaway. Enter until April 30th...

And one rabbit bookmark!

Here is another bookmark from polymer caly. This time the I used the rabbit as an addition for the ribbon, so the bookmark itself is not thick and will not affect the book...

One Blue Bookmark

OK, I know. This bookmark is not as flat as a bookmark should be, but it is very flexible and I love it, just the way it is.
I've made this one from polymer clay (the flexible type combined with the sculpey matellic blue).
I used a floral background stamp for the texture and added two beads for embellishments... and voila!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Penny Black Challenge - A Gift

This week's Penny Black challenge was to make a gift

It just so happened that I wanted to make a gift for a little todd who recently turned two (as a matter of fact I remember her birth date quite vividly cause she was born 5 days before my little cub, She on Sunday, and he on Friday...).

I find that Crayon Rolls are a great gift for toddlers. They love them!

I stamped my little hedgie on the front of the roll (once again, sorry for the out of focus image) using the VersaCraft ink (heat set ink that's great on fabrics) and...Voila!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

CPS #110 + A Stitch In Time Challenge

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge on CPS. The inspiration for the stitches came from the Prima Stitched papers I've seen in Moxie Fab World blog (aren't they gorgeous?).

Paper: DCWV Fall Stack
Inks: Colorbox
Stamps: G Studio
Thread: DMC

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Penny Black Challenge - Easter

This is the card I made for the Penny Black challenge.
Not having easter stamps I had to improvize and hand draw the bunny ears on the doggy...
The egg is from a 12'' paper I got as a gift, so I don't know what brand it is, sorry...
Paper: Fabriano Color Cardstock, unknown brand (egg)
Stamps: Penny Black (Doggy, Butterflies at the background), Canadian Maple Collection (Sentiment)
Inks: Colorbox, Faber-Castell watercolor pencils.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter Y'all!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog candy from Starving artistamps

Just came across the oh so great blog candy. Starving Artistamps is giving away some completely wonderful stamps.

This is only one in the whole collection!!!

Just leave a link on your blog to the candy.
Comments may be entered until April 12th.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Valentine Card

This is a valentine card I've made a year ago. The picture is not so great, but I'm just too lazy to take another pic...

I used the Hero Arts floral stamp for the background and hand colored it with my Faber Castel watercolor pencils. I really love using them.

I'm not sure you can see it in the photo, but the L-O-V-E initials are embossed with gold embossing powder.

This is one of the very first cards I've made and I really like it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

S'more blog candies...

April must be the month of Blog candies, cause there are so many great bloggers who has great candies!!! I love spring!!!

My Life's Inky Escape and More is offering a blog candy for her son's graduation in Air Force School and also to celebrate her 25th anniversary! Thanks! Winner will be picked on April 7th.
Melissa, from Creating from the Heart is giving away a cuttlebug!!! Oh my! Entries may be submitted until April 10th.

Samantha, from Scrapmaster's Paradise has presented her April giveaway. Just post a link (and maybe a pic) and comment. Ends April 30th.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

CPS #109

Sorry for the awful picture...I've only finished working on the card now (mignight in GMT+2)...

This is my first attempt of designing a card for the CPS challenge.

Fresh Alphabet by Sugarloaf, Starry night stamp by RubberStampede (for the background)
Inks: Brilliance (Tsukineko), White Frost (ColorBox)
Glitter Powder, Gold Glitter Gel Pen
White embossing powder (Tsukineko)
Faber-Castel watercolor pencils - I used them for the owl (I don't have an owl I had to sketch one, hehe), for the background and for the tree stumps (also sketched...).

I'm not very happy with the fact the the left tree stump looks like it's floating above the ground, but this is what happens when you work really late and also being very tired (my little toddler has woken up soooo many times last night...)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease - A great reason to make a card!

Jen from JenTapler Designs is sponsoring blog candy as an encouragement to make cards to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Check out the full details here...

This is my card, for this so important cause.

And speaking of blog candies... Toddles and Binks have a new blog, and to test Mr. Linky, there's a great giveaway!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Some More Candies!

FaveCrafts blog is giving away Lisa Pavelka Clay Tools Set and DVD. Gosh, Please Pick me!

Comments may be entered until April 3rd.

Chelsie, from I love a good deal! is giving away some beautiful making memories brads, ribbons and more. Thanks, Chelsie! Enter until April 5th.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blog candies!

Hey everybody!

Check out the following candies from some great bloggers:

Ida, aka Little, has a really great blog candy, ends April 3rd.

Charmed Cards & Crafts have teamed up with Graphics Direct Ltd to bring you this fantastic prize. Ends April 12th.
The twist is that they want you to link to a project on your blog (in your comment) that either uses a download or a stamped image that you coloured in.

Jennifer for Phoenix Crafts has a great giveaway for easter!
Etries will be accepted until April 12th.

Shannon from Scraphishments is also giving away a wonderfull set of embellishment. Ends on March 29th.

Sally Ann from Love to Doodle gives away wonderfull Making memories candies. Ends March 27th.

Thank you all for the chance of winning some really awsome stuff!