donderdag 25 december 2014

Merry Christmas blog hop for Alyce

Merry Christmas everybody!!! But most of all, Merry Christmas Alyce Keegan if you hit this blog!!

Now if this the first blog you hit with this hop then you may want to start at the beginning of the hop which is Mari's blog. If you are doing the hop you should have come here from Nini's blog and I'll tell you your next hop at the end of this post.

By pure coincidence I told you about the Kit and Clowder classes and community yesterday.... well, this hop is for the chief of Kit and Clowder, Alyce Keegan and it's supposed to be a complete surprise. The blog is to wish her a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2015. Alyce, if you read this, I haven't signed up for your classes yet but if I do decide to follow a class it'll be yours, I've seen some amazing improvements to people's coloring over the past months so I have already been convinced about the quality of your lessons. I just need to be sure I'll have time to actually do the lessons before I sign up. But even without following your lessons I love the community you've build around Kit and Clowder. I already said yesterday on my blog that it has been a joy to see a community where the main focus is appreciation for each others work and a shared love for crafting, there is WAY to much negativity going around on some of the other pages online but non to be found on the Kit and Clowder one. Thank you for creating such a welcoming community for all!! I haven't been able to get your address but if you want to receive this card I'd be happy to send it to you if you PM me your address.

In preparation of this blog hop we've all been asked to join a Facebook page especially made for this purpose. On this page a few artists have been kind enough to give away some free images for participators to use and I decided to work with the one that Alicia's Cute Shop donated. Alicia thank you for letting us work with this cute digi! I've seen some other really cute digi's in your store so don't think this will be my lost work with your images.

Sorry for the messy Christmas ornaments behind the card. There were so many and they were so heavy that I decided to just shove them aside to take the picture.
Adore this cute little lady with her big heart. Maybe not your first thought for a Christmas card but I think she works perfectly in traditional Christmas colors and besides... this blog hop is also to give back some of the love Alyce has been giving us :).
A close up of the pretty WOC embellishments :). And had to use my Whimsy Stamps stamp sentiments with the "because you've been nice" on it :).
And finally a picture of the little pieces used to make the image. As you can see there is some gorgeous frantage on the base part and as always my coloring has been done with Copic Markers.

Hope you like my card! To continue the hop your next stop is Laurigami ( Hope you are all having a fabulous Christmas everybody!!! And since I think this is my last post before the new year I want to wish all of you the most AMAZING 2015, make it the best year yet and stay safe if you are going to do fireworks please!!! You'll need those hands to craft!!

Big hugs!!!

Materials used:
Image: Heart by Alicia's Cute Shop
Sentiments: Holiday Mini Postage stamps by Whimsy Stamps cut out with the matching die
Papers: White, green dotted and red cardstock and design paper from an old line by Basic Grey
Other: Frantage, platinum and star dust stickles, Frayed Burlap distress ink, stitches by hand with help from a Stampin'Up paper piercing tool pack that I bought from Durvina. Floral Ovals die from Spellbinders and Snow Flurries On the Edge die by Tim Holtz Alternations. Golden ribbon from stash. Magnolia Knick Knackery's (the smaller pearls).
From Wild Orchid Crafts:
Mixed Red Tone Mulberry Paper Trellis Roses 35mm (MKX-090)
Green Rose Leaves 40mm (MKX-446)
Pearl Flourishes Self Adhesive Sticker (MKX-208)
Red Christmas Berry Spray with pine cones (MKX-326) (not in store as I type this, you may want to check out MKX-354 instead)
Mixed Red Tone Hip Rosebuds (GST-015)
Mixed Green Tone Hip Rosebuds (GST-163)
White Mulberry Paper Open Roses 25mm (MKX-013)
White Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers (MKX-119)
White Self Adhesive Pearls 5mm (MKX-496)

14 opmerkingen:

  1. Mariska this is an absolutely gorgeous card!!! You always take such care in your projects and this is no exception.. I have followed your blog right since I started crafting and I'm always amazed with your work :) Thank you so much for your kind comments... it means so much to me that you enjoy the community and would even consider the classes :) Thank you <3 <3 I really appreciate you being a part of everything and I'm really looking forward to getting to know you more in 2015 :) Thank you again and wishing you the most amazing christmas!!! ^_^ <3

  2. This is such an awesome and very beautiful card as always Mariska, and I can only go with you on every word, you´ve said here. Soo sorry I had to drop out of the hop again, but health got me unfortunately, but I hope, to get back soon with more strenght.

  3. Mariska, this is just stunning. I love the image and your colouring (as always) and your embellishments really do add so much to your creations. Always enjoy seeing what you create. Thank you. So wonderful to be a part of this blog hop and Kit and Clowder. Merry Christmas.

  4. I love this card your colouring is brilliant. I did have some of your instructions of your detailed cutting and assembly but seem to have misslaid these can I get them anywhere please? I think they were in a Whimsey magazine they used to publish. Thanks


    1. Hi Sylvia, Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my card. I hope you get a notification of this answer as I don't see an e-mail address or a blog when I click on your name. I list all the tutorials I did on 3D paper piecing under this link:
      The tutorial I did for Splitcoast Stampers is the last one I did and the one I think is the most complete and easiest to follow but you'll also find a link to the Whimsy Stamps tutorial there.

  5. Wow, this card is so amazing. The work you put into this card is incredible. Stunningly beautiful!

  6. Your card is so beautiful. I love it! hugs! xx

  7. Wow this is incredible, I love the image and all the little components that make it up are amazing! xx

  8. Your card blows me away. It is so beautiful.

  9. Such a pretty card! Your colouring is perfect - as usual ;)! Love it!

  10. I'm always in awe of your amazing coloring and layering. Would love to know how you cut all those little pieces out one of the days. Please let me know if you ever do a tutorial. Amazing artistry Mariska. Happy New Year and Hugs, Carol

  11. Another gorgeous creation! The sparkly snowflakes look so wonderful.

  12. always in awe of your art!!!..huggzz