December 31, 2009

ATC 'Peace on Earth for 2010'

Hi, everyone!
I have one more post for sharing today.
Made this yesterday morning with my thought, 'Peace on Earth'.

Here is the ATC.

And this is the photo which I took pic with my ATC Noel made in this October.
I used the acrylic paint resist technique and the coloring with Perfect Pearls this time, too.

stamp used:
HA Clear Design Winter Butterflies / CL234
HA Scallop Background / K5147 (the part of snow hill with heat-embossing)
Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holt & SEI stamps

other supplies:
American Crafts CS
Ranger Distress Inks, Distress Stickles, Perfect Pearls, Acrylic Dabber
HA gemstone and pearls, Basic Grey Rub-on, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! :)
PLEASE have a new year! I hope 2010 will be a wonderful year for you and your family!

Love, Tomo



結局、間に合いませんでした ^^;

the Graphideart, tomoh's attic

2010 is just around the corner

Hi, there! How are you today?
 After 15 minutes, 2010 will be started in Japan. Thank you so very much everyone for all your encourage comments you left me here in this year.
We all now are faced with various crisis - the global recession, environment problems, the Pandemic Influenza and so on.
 But PLEASE have a new year! I hope 2010 will be a wonderful year for you and your family!

Love, Tomo

A bit for sharing.
This is the one of the cards which I made for the children at the homes for orphans. Made five similar cards. Because, I needed them to be with the Christmas cakes and gifts.

And this is a close up.
Used Tsukineko's embossing powder, 'Gold Pearl' for the tree on the light blue paper. This powder can get a little transparent effect. Can't you see the tree like pale yellow green color? Sorry, I could't take this pic well. :(
I changed the sentiment from 'Season's Greetings' - it's general in Western countries - to 'Winter Greetings'. Because the Japanese children almost don't recognize this 'Season' means 'which season in four seasons', even if they study English. Probably it comes from the difference of culture, I guess.

Stamp used:
HA Clear Design Let It Snow / CL233
Penny Black and Stampendous stamps

Bazzill Basics CS, Basic Grey PP,
Tsukineko embossing powder, Tim Holtz Grunge sheet, ribbon, button

Thanks for stopping by! :)

December 16, 2009

Snowman with a Christmas Stocking

Hi, everyone! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
 I had a little more time to post here tonight. So I wantetd to share you one of my cards that were also made and already mailed last week.

Here are the cards.
I made four cards to change the stocking color to use the paper piecing technique. Really enjoyed to make them. - This was the first time use of the Christmas Stocking stamp, despite I received it in this October...

This is a bit closeup.
Stamp used:
HA Christmas Stockings / K5254
HA Sparkle Clear Merry Christmas / CL364
HA Clear Design Let It Snow / CL233

Bazzill Basics CS, Basic Grey PP,
Ranger Gold embossing powder, Stampendous Fun Flock,
Tim Holtz Grunge sheet, HA Snowflakes sequins
linen thread, embroidery thread, Copic markers

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a beautiful week!

Updated: Dec. 16, 2009 3:11AM JST
P.S. Thank you so very much everyone to post your lovely comments in my recent posts. I have to go biz-trip after I wake up. And I'm gonna take my winter holiday from this weekend. :)
So I'll visit your blogs or photo pools to see your fabulous works from when I'm off.
Thank you.
Love, Tomo

December 15, 2009

Simple designed Christmas card

Hi, everyone!
 Now I made time to post! :)
This time, I introduce you a simple Christmas card that was made and already shipped in last week. I didn't make enough time for making them in this October and November. So I don't know whether these will be in time before Dec. 25th or not. :( God knows! - I haven't ever send them to abroad in December.

Made three cards of the same design.
This is really a simple designed card to use Hero Arts Sparkle Clear 'Merry Christmas', 'Antique Flower Background' stamps and scalloped die-cutted paper. But I needed more time than I supposed to.

And this is a closeup.
I drew the edge of the scalopped paper with VersaMarker and heat-embossed with pearl embossing powder. Added some gemstones, the dew drops to use Diamond Glaze by Judikins and Making Memories' star brad for the tree decorations.

HA Antique Flower Background / S5264
HA Sparkle Clear Merry Christmas / CL364
and some materials for the decoration.

Thanks for peeking!
Have a beautiful week! :)

Season's Greetings to you all

Hi, there!
 First of all, I want to express my appreciations to you all, the visitors for your very kind words for my recent posts. Thank you so very much!
 I know well that I should visit all of your blogs or photo pools, and I truly want to see your fabulous works as soon as possible. But I can't now.
So I made the digital graphic for all of you to use the flower arrangement, made by myself.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! :)

This is the whole look of the arrangement part.
Made this to use preserved flowers, tree branches, nuts, moss, seed beads, crystal beads, pearls, and ribbons.

 Talking about myself, I/we sometimes go the places where the bad connection of internet near the high mountain areas or seashores within this country or other near foreign Asian countries to take films for the TV-movies from this autumn, I was so worried about the condition of my father before I decided to put these works in my schedule though. But he told me, "I will not get well. After a few years, I will need more your help." - His both eyes have only half range of vision by his disease about a decade ago.
So, when I'm out, I employ the person to help him, but when I come back and stay at home, I have many things for house keeping, taking care of my father, and have to work to manage the web sites that I made or renewed.
 It's really tight for me, but seeing the films on air makes me so happy, 'cause joining them is for the first time in about three years. I will be able to take the winter holidays from this weekend to Dec. 30th, 31st will for working to update the pages of several web sites, and maybe I will take the holidays again from the new year's day.

I will post here cards or something in this year again. See ya!
Once again, thank you so very much to you all, the visitors for your very kind words!

Thanks for looking and reading!
Love, Tomo

December 1, 2009

Thanks card & hello card

Hi, there!
This is the post of card making!

Just finished two cards to use paper piecing technique. I couldn't join the paperpiecing challenge at Hero Arts, maybe about a month ago.
I found this is so interesting!!! after I did this technique. :) I want to make some cards in the near future.

This is the result.
Made this card for my aunt, always think about me. I met her at my mother's ceremony last month. Yes, she's an elder sister of my mother.
I'm going to send this to her with a book and a bobbin lace bookmark which I'm now making.

And this is a closeup.
This is the first time to use this 'Flower Box' cling stamp.

And the other is to use vibrant colors for one of my Japanese virtual friends.
I usually have actual meet after we met on internet, and I have 52 friends - the half is the Japanese and the other half is the foreigners - in the world, we could have the opportunities.
She is really lovely lady and one of my good friend, but she has been sick already when we met about 6 years ago. We usually contact using e-mails or snail mails. I made this one to cheer her up.
I used the bird stamp- this is my favorite- with the cling 'Flower Box'.

stamp used:
HA Design Brocks Antique Flower Background / S5264
HA Clear Design / CL341, CL342, CL182
HA Cling Flower Box / CG127

other supplies:
Bazzil Basics CS, Kaiser notecard, Basic Grey PP
Tsukineko Versafine / Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Stickeles / Rock Candy, Copic Markers etc.

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a beautiful week!