October 26, 2009

Season's Greetings (paper tearing)

Hi, everyone!
Finally I finished a card for Hero Art's 'Papertearing' challenge this week (October 19th - October 25th). Actually I made a card for HA challenge for the first time in about a couple of weeks.

Originally I'm not good at taking torn paper into the cards. Especially, it's difficult for me to combine it with Hero Arts stamp images.But I made this to use vellum paper and masking tapes made by Japanese Washi paper, since I could get some imaginations from the articles on HA blog.

Here is my card, 'Season's Greetings (paper tearing)'.

And this is a closeup.
*The coloring on vellum are all copics.
  While looking these photo, I'm think about whether the blue masking tape is needed or not. There was one more blue masking tape on a diagonal line, and I changed it to the circle shaped die cut, the star image was heat-embossed. I was better that I changed it to lighter color, or took off both, maybe... (???)
Anyway, what I'm convinced is 'I need the time quite a while for thinking about the finished work.' :(

stamp used:
HA Clear Design Holiday Cheer/ CL359
HA Collage Season's Greetings / K4827
HA Design Blocks Moddern Lines / S5218

other supplies:
Bazzil Basics Kraft, American Crafts CS, White Vellum
Ranger Perfect Medium, Embossing Powder / Seafoam white,
  Perfect Pearls / Kiwi, Distress Stickeles / Rock Candy
Copics / Several, Kamoi Masking Tapes, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a beautiful weekend and the next week!

October 24, 2009

a card for Card Patterns #37

Hi, everyone!
I've been spending busy days. BUT!!!
But today is Saturday here, and it's been about two weeks and finally enjoying my weekend holidays. I played on the internet after I came home at midnight yesterday from biz-trip.

And happened to know this sketch at Card Patterns #37 . I was so interested in it! Because I haven't ever made any card like this design.
So I started to think about a few design for the card soon. This was literary a challenge for me, and also my first attempt to send my card to Card Patterns.

Here is my result. I used Coluzzle oval template to cut the shape.

And this is a closeup view.

*Used several Perfect Pearls for the tree.
And I also submitted this to 2Peas 'SOF09 - Earth Challenge' hosted by Suzz (aka stampersuzz) on Oct 25th.

stamp used:
Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz stamp
Inkadinkado (sentiment)

other supplies:
American Crafts CS, Anna Griffin PP
Ranger Distress Inks / Antique Linen, Black Soot, Embossig Tinsel / Snowflake
  Perfect Pearls / Blue Smoke, Green Patina, Green, Heirloom Gold, Red, Perfect Medium
Tsukineko StazOn / Jet Black
Maya Road snowflake chipboard, brad, ribbon, Kreinik Blending Filament

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful weekend! :)
I'm going to take a nap for a while from now on. This card making was so much fun. So I forgot to sleep... Haha.

October 20, 2009

Tule lace doiry (2) - チュールレース ドイリー


 んん~? 終わりは近いようで遠い!かな? 昨夜は少し飛ばして、只今第3コーナーの中間といった所です。第3コーナーを全部完了させれば良かったのですが、眠たくって眠たくって・・。「途中で止めたら大変な事になる!」の思いが半分、しかし、睡魔の方が勝ってしまい、ZZZ・・・。 それで、この写真は、第2コーナーを回ったあたりです。 ^^;
Kちゃんから頂いたHorseshoe(緑色の馬蹄形のもの)、とても重宝しています♪ Kちゃん、ありがとう!!!

Hi, there!
 I've been spending busy time every day since October began. I can hardly make time for paper crafting. Because I have many biz-trips to move using public transportation - mainly airplanes and trains. Escaping the messy inks etc. is necessary.  So I enjoy needleworks or knitting while moving. And after coming home, I continue to knit the bobbin lace doiry. But even if I make time for it, it's only about 10 - 15 minutes per day. *sigh* :(
In these days, I long for the days I can do paper crafting...

Thanks for stopping by!

October 5, 2009

ATC 'Noel'

Hi, everyone! I have one more post today.
Yesterday night, yes actually in this early morning, I finished this ATC to use acrylic paint resist technique to join 'HeroArtsATC' challenge.

Here is my ATC 'Noel'.

Last year, I made many ATC like this design. In this morning, I tried to use HA Metallic Decor in it.

Used Faded Jeans and several distress inks with blending foam on white cardstock for the background. And the trees coloring is several Perfect Pearls.
The design base for this ATC is from this tag which I made at the begining of this year.

stamp used:
HA Design Blocks Stunning Snowflakes / S5069
Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz stamp

other supplies:
American Crafts CS
Ranger Distress Inks / Faded Jeans, Broken China, Shabby Shutters
Ranger Stickles /  Starry Night, Garnet, Distress Stickles / Picket Fence, Faded Jeans
Ranger Perfect Pearls / Blue Smoke, Green Patina, Acrylic Dabber / Pearl
HA Metallic Decor / Gold, Basic Grey Rub-on, button, DMC cotton embroidery thread, 7 Gypsies / ATC Punch

Thanks for stopping by! :)

ATC '2009 First Snow'

Hi, everyone!,
I'm going to post this to join 'HeroArtsATC' challenge this week.

Here is my ATC, '2009 First Snow'.
 Actually I made this ATC #1 of 3 soon after this snowman stamp was delivered. I SO love this cute snowman stamp! I made the same 3 ATCs then. (Both #2 of 3 and #3 of 3 are now at one of my friends and my clients.

 Made these 3 cards to get the imagination by this snowman, that is ... He is so glad to find the small first snow (this is the smiley at the bottom right), and they thinks 'my friend' each other and they are smiling.
 I colored the knitted cap with Christmas illumination to have the nuance of one of the traditional Fair Isle knitting patterns. Love his knitting-wears, too! I'm curious to knit something. It comes to be colder little by little.

*The coloring of the snowman is the way to use several Liquied Pearls and Dimentional Pearls with water medium.

stamp used:
HA Cling Stamp Share the Joy / CG109
HA Clear Design All Ocasion Messages / CL272
Prima Clear stamp

other supplies:
7 Gypsies / Cardholder Tag, Hampton Art / ATC card
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, StazOn / Timber Brown
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Pool
Ranger Distress Stickles / Picket Fence
Ranger Liquid Pearls & Dimensional Pearls / Several, Acrylic Dabber / Pearl
Idea-ology Grungesheet, ribbon, 7 Gypsies / ATC Punch

Thanks for stopping by! :)

October 3, 2009

a CUTE card from Cassi (1st 'Card Chain Challenge')

Hello, there!
Today, I want to share you this CUTE Halloween card, I received on Sep. 30th from Cassi.
She's one of the participants of the 1st 'Card Chain Challenge' hosted by Deborah, Society of Stamp & Scrap-aholics.
The entry for this challenge was accepted from Sep. 11th to Sep. 14th, 2009. (You can see the details from here. ) I entried a few hours before the deadline.

So, this cute card was sent me from Cassi with her lovely message. I love this card a lot! :) Thank you so very much Cassi for your too cute card!
And thank you dearest Deborah for the oppotunity to join this challenge! :)

Cassi's gallery at Two Peas is here , and the card I created for the 1st CCC can be seen from here.

今日は、9/30に Cassi さんから送られてきた可愛いハロウィーン・カードをご紹介します♪。 彼女はこのカードに優しいメッセージを添えて、送ってきてくださり、それを見ていると、何だか急にアメリカに飛びたくなった1日でした。 日本はハロウィーン・グッズが出回るものの、特にこのイベントは無いですからねぇ・・・。 Trick or treatでお菓子を貰いにアチコチを訪問したい~!(笑)

Thanks for looking! :) 
Have a wonderful weekend!

October 1, 2009

2 Autumn cards

Hi!, I have one more post today.
 Last week, I made two cards for one of my Flickr friends, and for one of my needlework friends.
The card on the right side was mailed and she received this already, so I posted the photo here.

手前右のカードは、米国のお友達の元へ送り、一昨日届いたとの連絡を受けましたので公開しました。 左はスタンバイ中のものです。

stamp used
HA Sparkle Clear Simple Messages CL173
HA Design Blocks Antique Flower Background / S5264
HA Clear Design Mix & Match Elements / CL266
HA Clear Design Trees, Birds & Messages / CL182
Inkadinkado clear stamp etc.

Thanks for looking! :)

Giveaway winners

Hi, everyone! It's October already.
I'll announce 3 winners of my giveaway here.
I used the random number generator by www.random.org for the drawing.

Prize No.1 goes to
#16 mao --- September 21, 2009 7:28 PM

Prize No.2 goes to
#29 Jacqueline --- September 30, 2009 1:07 AM

Prize No.3 goes to
#6 Jane --- September 20, 2009 11:30 PM

Congratulations! Please email me 3 winners from here and I'll send your goodies to you.

Thank you so much everyone for joining this event!
Have a wonderful week! :)


#16 mao さん(September 21, 2009 7:28 PM)へ、

No.2 の賞は、
#29 Jacqueline (September 30, 2009 1:07 AM) へ

#6 Jane (September 20, 2009 11:30 PM) へお送りするという結果になりました。(※ www.random.org のランダム変数作成サービスを利用しました。)