Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas in the Old Country

Growing up in Croatia, I remember Father Christmas looking much like the 2 images on my cards today. And just like the little girl in the first card, I remember being just a 'little' unsure of the strange bearded man. Until the gifts, of course, then it was all good. I don't remember getting toys though. It was mostly chocolates, candy and oranges. They made us happy and they were devoured in seconds!

These cards, that have taken me down Memory Lane were made for the Moxie Fab's Christmas in the Old Country challenge. The images are from a Tuscan Rose CD. Love this, and I've used it a ton over the past few years.

The red background paper is from 7 Gypsies. I Love coming across old paper in my stash that fits in perfectly with what I'm creating at the time. I used the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Stickes, Prima poinsettia and an old Nunn Design stick pin. Love these too, wish they were still around. This card also fits in with The Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's to use glitter or bling along with an embossing folder.

Another image from Tuscan Rose, Prima Poinsettia, MM brad, Martha Stewart leaves.

I have very few pictures of my childhood but since I've been reminiscing today, I went in search of one I could share. Here's me with my sister and my dad in the background.
Check out all the great entries for this challenge on Moxie Fab World and today is the last day to enter your card for the challenge.
Thanks for travelling down Memory Lane with me today...Ivanka

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Golden Christmas

Here I am, still going through my stash and having so much fun. If only I had more hours in a day. Today, I found these gorgeous Anna Griffin 3 D stickers and paper. I think I bought those last year, but never got around to using them. They're so pretty, I don't know how I could have left them in my stash. This card is for the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. The challenge is to glitter it up. The 3 D glitter stickers are from Anna Griffin, the word paper is from K&Co. and the gold paper is actually a wall paper sample from Maya Romanoff I've had some gorgeous samples for quite a while now and am finally using them. They are just beautiful when embossed with the Cuttlebug folders. The gold plate is from K&Co. also...have had it for years too. Feels great to finally use it. Here, I cut the words out from the K&Co. paper to make the sentiment. The background paper is handmade, not sure who it's by. Sentiment rub on is from American Crafts. And this is a version of one of my cards that was published in the Nov/Dec issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. As I've been going through my stash, I found more of these snowflakes from Target that Barb sent me last year. I just love these snowflakes, they're ornaments, but with being flat, I think they're perfect on cards.
And check out Moxie Fab World today, Teri Anderson has created a stunning card using my card as inspiration. I'm always excited to have a card published, but when it inspires someone...well, that's just the best!

While you're there, enter their contest for cards that have been inspired by the cards you've seen in Paper Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm off to try and squeeze out a few more cards and use a bit more of my stash.