Monday, August 29, 2011

Lovely Haenglar Only Challenge

Good afternoon everyone! I just finished a card for the Lovely Haenglar Only Challenge #32 which requires the colors CREAM/PURPLE. The images are all Haenglar/Staenglar, colored with copics. The papers are Maja Design.
I am also entering this in Pink{INK}Sketch ChallengeSketch#4

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.....I am very appreciative!
Wishing you a wonderful evening. Hugs, Christina

Friday, August 26, 2011

Inventory Challenge #46

Good morning everyone! Danielle and I, as well as Rene, Cathylynn, Sandy and Kathy,
welcome you to a special Inventory Challenge today. Our theme this week is "trees". Since trees are a symbol of longevity, energy and strength, we are dedicating this week to my dear friend Jacque, one of the strongest,kindest and most generous women I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Jacque is the "tree", facing many adversities with such grace and dignity and bouncing back stronger than ever. Love you, Sweetie!!!!
Today, I am featuring a Stampscapes image, "Autumn Bank". I stamped the image with StazOn on glossy paper and colored it with Marvy inks. The gorgeous papers were designed by Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth for Inkido. I also used a Magnolia lace die.
Now, I would love to invite you to visit my other friends and teammates and view their tributes to Jacque.

Thank you so much for visiting my humble blog and leaving a comment.
Next week's theme will be "Among my favorite things..."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Haenglar in black

Good afternoon to all my wonderful blogging friends! I have seen so many gorgeous images lately colored in black that I decided to try it as well.
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Lovely Haenglar Only Challenge Blog where the theme is "Urlaub" (vacation)
Sketch Saturday, Week 169, featuring a fabulous sketch by Louise
Stamp With Fun Challenge 125 where the theme is "Summer".

Papers are Maja Design. The raffia was a gift from my sweet friend, Jacque, and the ribbon is from Raspberry Ribbons.

Thank you for your visit! I appreciate each and every one of you!

Monday, August 22, 2011

LaBlanche vintage

Good morning to all my wonderful blogging friends.....all the professional ladies and all the domestic goddesses out there! I hope it's as beautiful in your corner of the world as it is here.
My dear friend, Danielle, introduced me to some fabulous new stamps..."LaBlanche" from Germany. They are silicone and come with their very own special brand of paper. Very reasonably priced as well!
Of course, I immediately fell in love with the images of the composers, since I love classical music. When I was 12 or 13 years old, I first heard Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and "Fuer Elise" performed by Van Clyborn and also Mozart's beautiful "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and I was totally enamored with this magical music. I proceeded to read the historical biographies of all the great composers...such sad lives! The only one I recall as having an idyllic life was Felix Mendelssohn.
The beauty of these stamps is that you don't even have to color them. If you're interested in seeing a You Tube video, you can find it HERE.
I did a little coloring on the vintage boy and I sprayed the entire image with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for the aged look. The entire image of the composer was covered with crystal lacquer.
Thank you for your visit....your comments are always appreciated!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Inventory Challenge #45

Good morning everyone.....wishing you all a fabulous Friday! Danielle and I are pleased to welcome you to our Inventory Challenge. Today the theme is "fairies".
I am featuring a lovely sketch by the incredibly talented Tina for Challenge #124 and I will also be entering this card in STAMP FOR FUN.
The lovely image is a Sweet Pea stamp called "Blue Fairy". I colored her with copics and showcased her on papers by Graphic 45 called "Once Upon a Springtime".

I would like to invite you to visit my friends and teammates DANIELLE, RENE, SANDY and KATHY and view their beautiful creations. Cathylynn was unable to participate this week....sigh!!!!
Next week's theme will be "Trees".

Thank you so much for visiting my humble blog. I truly appreciate your support.
Love and hugs, Christina

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tilda with Boots

Hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday! My son left this morning after a short visit, so I decided to sneak into my craft room and make a card with a sketch provided by SKETCH SATURDAY for Week #168. My card features Tilda with Boots from the Butterfly Dreams Collection. The papers are Maja Design and the lovely gem cluster is a new item from Prima. Tilda is colored with copics.

My sincerest gratitude for all your kind really means a lot to me!
Thank you so much for visiting. Hugs!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Inventory Challenge #44

Good morning everyone....can't believe another week has passed! Danielle and I welcome you to another challenge. The theme this week is "frame". I had something wonderful in mind, but it didn't turn out so "wonderful".....hahaha! I was becoming increasingly alarmed because I could not come up with any ideas,and, unfortunately, it was also a very hectic week with very little time for crafting.
I decided finally to feature Edwin Needs a Hug from the "You are So Special" collection. Edwin is holding a frame containing a picture of a mini Tilda.
I think Tilda must have gone on vacation and Edwin is missing her and needs a hug!
Papers are from the BG "Life of the Party" collection, a gift from my dear friend Claudia. Thanks Hon!

Now I would love to invite you to visit my friends and teammates DANIELLE,
CATHY-LYNN, SANDY, KATHY and CHARLENE. Rene was unable to participate this week...miss you, girl!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am humbled by your sweet comments.
Next week's theme will be "fairies". Hugs, Christina

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sweet Blog Award

I was nominated for the "Sweet Blog Award" by the incredibly talented MALIN. She has a phenomenal blog with the most inspirational works of art. I am truly honored.
Thank you so much, dear Malin! I placed the award on my sidebar. You can click on it and view her magnificent blog.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Inventory Challenge #43 and Entries in Hjertebodens Yule Blog

Good morning everyone....wishing you all a fabulous Friday! Danielle and I welcome you once again to our Inventory Challenge. The theme for this week is "Swirls and Curves". I am featuring a tag card for this challenge with an adorable Haenglar image. I am also entering this card in the LOVELY HAENGLAR ONLY challenge which requires a tag and I am entering this and the rest of the cards in the August HJERTEBODENS YULE BLOGG. I have about 30 Christmas cards already.....I am soooo happy! There will be no last minute rush this year!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome a new member to our happy little group, Kathy, from Kathy's Knook. Welcome, dear Kathy!!!! We are thrilled to have you and look forward to your fabulous creations! We also want to welcome Charlene back into the fold....sooooo happy you are back with us, Charlene!!!!

My tag card features lovely lace from my dear friend, Danielle, ribbon from my sweetie, Claudia, and the lovely rose is from my sweet girl, Elise. Thank you so much girls!
The paper was designed for Inkido by the mega-talented Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth.
The swirl is a Magnolia die.

I made another card featuring Stampscapes with the mini Tilda with Fir from the 2010 Christmas Collection. The background dp was designed by Gudrun Loennecken. The jute is from RRR.

I also made a card featuring Tilda with Ornament using papers from my all-time favorite collection, BoBunny's Midnight Frost collection.

Now, I would like to invite you to visit my friends and teammates, DANIELLE, RENE, SANDY, CATHYLYNN, CHARLENE AND KATHY. I know they will have something fabulous to share with you.

Thank you sooooo much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It means so much to me! Hugs to all and wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Christina

Monday, August 1, 2011

Haenglar for Sketch Saturday

Good afternoon everyone! I have a quick post today.....just finished a card with a sketch provided by Sketch Saturday. It gave me an opportunity to use some of my mini Haenglars. All images were colored with copics and the paper is from the BG Jovial collection. The jute is from RRR and, as you can see, I used lots of gold Stickles.

Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Wishing you all a wonderful day!