10/12/2010

Holiday Cards & More + Holiday Thinking Inking

Happy Tuesday! Today I am back with some Christmas creations. First is a cute little tag that was published in the Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More, Volume 5. A MUST-HAVE-MAGAZINE! So many fab projects for Christmas! I can't stop looking through that mag for inspiration! Here is one of my projects:

This little gingerbreadman tag is very versatile, you can embellish it like you would do with christmas cookies! You'll find the free pattern for it here, as well as another pattern for a gift bag I made. The poinsettia gift bag was featured here.

Now to a card. Jennifer McGuire is back at 2Peas with another Thinking Inking Class!! Yay! I made a card for the first week:


This is a hybrid card, the holly is from a Hero Arts digi kit called "Season's Greetings Collage". I inked the holly quickly with distress inks, stamped the "Old Letter Writing" over it and cut it out (not so quickly). On the background I stamped the "Music Background" (I so so love it and thanks to a sweet sweet friend I own it now!). The sentiment is from another Hero Arts set called "Merry Christmas". The gems are Prima Marketing. Can't wait to try the new techniques Jennifer shows us this week! Oh and I'll enter this card to this month's Hero Arts challenge "Holiday Cardmaking".

I had to free the windows of my car from ICE this morning!!! Can't believe it's that cold already! But we still have beautiful sunshine. Love the light this time of the year! My little one is enjoying her sandpit and her Mom is enjoying every sandcake she bakes. Raspberry and Chocolate. And sometimes Cherry Cake :) With whipped cream. Love listening to her sweet voice while she is "baking" singing "Backe backe Kuuchen...". It's melting my heart everytime.

Have a sunny day and thanks for visiting, sweet friends!

Hugs,
Vanessa

12 comments:

Natka said...

Wie immer bei Dir - eifach,aber mit Pfiff - ich liebe es!

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous card, and wonderful tag. Love them all. So lovely to read about your little girl singing., so adorable.

Sunshine here too despite the cold it is beautiful.

Agata said...

Congrats on that publication!!! And your holly card turned out quite dramatic! So beautiful! But wait, ice?! Already?!!! Wow! It's really cold here this morning but hopefully ice is still far away! Hugs!

Sanne said...

looks like an interesting Magazine Vanessa - You certainly were inspired! Love your projects!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on your pub, Vanessa!! Beautiful and classy Christmas card with lovely details. Yup, it's getting cold here ,too!

Stamping Cafe said...

You just ROCK, Vanessa!! Love your adorable little tag and your gorgeous Christmas card!!

Clare said...

That little gingerbread man is so darn cute! Congrats on the pub!
I love the Christmas card - the colors are absolutely spot on!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations on being published again Vanessa, love the cute gingerbread man and your stunning holly card!!

Barb said...

Love your gingerbread man tag, Vanessa! So cute! The holly card is gorgeous with the deep red and green! Beautifully done!

Alice Wertz said...

that tag is too cute! and wow! gorgeous card, girl. beautiful design and that fuzzy cutting is amazing. LOVE your work!

Simone said...

Stunning card Vanessa! Love the gingerbread man from the moment i saw it in holiday cards and more - sooo cute! :)

Elise said...

Oh, noooooooooo! {Ice, ALREADY!?!!!} Good thing you are keeping warm with all of this magical CRAFTING! THAT GINGERBREAD MAN is to die for!!! LOOK at him! BOTH of these are stunning! YOU never disappoint, my friend! Such great craft - I LOVE it!