November 11, 2010

Winner! - Christmas goodies

Hi, everyone!
 I announce a winner of my Christmas giveaway.
I used the random number generator ( for the drawing.

The prize goes to :
#20 Arlene --- November 5, 2010 1:38 PM

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

* Time and date I wrote above is in JST (UTC+9). At the comment field of my Nov. 4 post, your browser shows you your local time based on your time zone, I guess

#20 Arlene さん --- November 5, 2010 1:38 PM

ご連絡頂きました方、短時間ですが、あちこちで話しているお友達の皆さん、本当に有難う。 *^^*

Thanks so much for joining!
Have a wonderful week! :)

November 4, 2010

Giveaway! for Christmas goodies - クリスマスシーズン向けのプレ♪

Good evening, everyone!
 Well, I have my small giveaway to express my appreciations to you all. :)

 Firstly, big thank you to Hero Arts to send me two snowy house cling stamps as my prize which arrived here last month. I used for one of them for this giveaway!

 Since last autumn, it came to be difficult to import the new stamps for 'in season' use as gifts or for my use making cards to send abroad by the delaying of the shipment, freight traffic, and passing the both customs, in spite of the same rate of the shipping cost (realized several tracking reports) - before last autumn, I received my order items 5-10days after my order, but it has been taking 2-4 weeks. That's why, I asked Hero Arts to send me two house stamps. This giveaway couldn't carry out without their pleasently cooperation. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
And fortunately, the reindeer was in here yesterday. :)

 This time, I prepared a prize for Christmas season. Please join, if you are interested in this prize. Everyone is welcome! :)
< Prize details >
Hero Arts / Sparkle Clear stamp x1, Cling stamp x2, Art flowers Poinsettia x1,
                  Metallic Decor x1
Kamoi Kakoushi Co. 'mt' masking tape / Gold and Silver (15mm W x 15M L each)
7 Ribbons (Japanese x6 and German x1, approx. 1M per each)

- Here is the details and the rules to entry -
  • I ship the prize internationally to any other countries where the Japan Post accepts. - We can ship it almost of the countries in the world.
  • The deadline of this giveaway entry :
    11:59PM UTC on November 10, 2010
    . And the winners will be announced on Nov. 11, 2010 here through this blog. And I'm going to write the winner's name on the topic at HA flickr discussion section.

** Please write your short message to entry! We're all in busy season. Right? ;)

**Anonymous post is also welcome. But writing your handle or your name at the 1st line in a comment field is needed.

**To the persons who visit here for the first time, the persons having the different handle between Blogger (or your name for entry this time) and Flickr, and the people who has blogger account, but doesn't open your profile :
I'm really glad that you come to be my follower temporarily, if you don't mind.
- to escape the difficulty to contact to the winner, if she/he is unaware of the win.
Of course, I truly don't mind that you quit my follower after this event. :) Because, I don't update this blog regularly.

 I'm really happy that you make something to use these, or use for Christmas gifts to someone. Looking forward to your entries. :)
And, your appreciated comments will be published after my approval by my blog setting to escape the spams. Thanks for your understandings. :)

--I'd like to add the same info to the Japanese below.--

日本の皆様、こんばんは♪ 急に寒さが厳しくなっていますが、如何お過ごしですか?
クリスマス向けのプレを行います。ご希望の方は、コメント欄より、エントリーしてくださいネ *^^*

応募締切:11/10 11:59UTC (日本時間-9時間)
結果発表: 11/11 (いずれも、2010年です)

カモ井 mt マスキングテープ (ゴールド、シルバーのセット)
リボン 7種類 各1M

Updated: 2010/11/10 17:29 UTC (11/11 02:29 JST)
Entries for the prize
* Time and date I wrote is in JST (UTC+9). At the comment field of this post, your browser shows you your local time based on your time zone, I guess.
  1. walchowDesign ---  November 4, 2010 9:40 PM
  2. Lin ---  November 4, 2010 10:02 PM
  3. Greta H ---  November 4, 2010 11:04 PM
  4. Michelle ---  November 4, 2010 11:06 PM
  5. Rene' Sharp ---  November 4, 2010 11:11 PM
  6. Vera W. Yates (Ling) ---  November 4, 2010 11:14 PM
  7. Sharon D. from Canada ---  November 5, 2010 12:12 AM
  8. mdoricheva (Maria (Zayasa)) ---  November 5, 2010 12:21 AM
  9. Anne ---  November 5, 2010 12:30 AM
  10. charli (readmorebooks) ---  November 5, 2010 1:18 AM
  11. Judy1223 ---  November 5, 2010 1:49 AM
  12. Kimba's Kreations ---  November 5, 2010 2:57 AM
  13. Donna (Irishmist) ---  November 5, 2010 3:07 AM
  14. Sanne ---  November 5, 2010 6:31 AM
  15. Dawn ---  November 5, 2010 6:48 AM
  16. Froggietalks ---  November 5, 2010 7:02 AM
  17. Yvette K ---  November 5, 2010 7:47 AM
  18. Jessica Kaye ---  September 22, 2010 3:00 AM
  19. Sandra ---  November 5, 2010 10:16 AM
  20. Arlene ---  November 5, 2010 1:38 PM
  21. Dotty Jo ---  November 6, 2010 12:34 AM
  22. Kathy Wade (krolski) ---  November 6, 2010 1:49 AM
  23. Alice Wertz ---  November 6, 2010 1:46 PM
  24. Message Keeper ---  November 7, 2010 12:40 AM
  25. Jill W. ---  November 10, 2010 4:33 AM
  26. Mao(Austria) ---  November 11, 2010 1:53 AM <--Nov. 10,'10 16:53UTC

UPDATED: 2010/11/11 01:09 UTC
Closed to entry.

Have a beautiful week!
Love, Tomo

November 2, 2010

On this day... - holiday card for Get Sketchy #62

Good evening, my friends!
 Fisrt of all, my blog giveaway of some goodies for Chrismas is going to start from the day after tommorow. Only one item doesn't arrive here now. But it will reach here tomorrow since it passed the domestic customs this afternoon. I'll announce you again.

 And, the next is... about card making as usual. ;)
Tonight I played with some of my purchases arrived here the day before yesterday, and finished a card for Get Sketchy challenge #62. I knew this challenge site when I visited the Hero Arts blog on Oct. 29. It's been a few weeks since my last visit. While reading the blog article, I noticed the new tweet of an information for this challenge in the space of Hero Arts Twitter. They are the sponsor of #62! You can see the challenge details from the URL above.

 Here is the sketch #62. This is my first attempt to send my card to 'Get Sketchy'.
There's no sketch for that challenge. was already deleted. (added by January, 2012)
And, here's a card I made.
Click the photo above to enlarge please.

 Loved the sketch at first sight, and soon I thought making the snowy scene to use the sketch. But it wasn't presumed to use the Winkling Reindeer stamp. Because, it hadn't arrived here yet.
 The background, approximately the bottom half was dry embossed, and did sanding at the surface slightly. And added the die cutted holly trees by Quickutz. The coloring of the reindeer was all Copic markers. The reindeer, some of trees, and a tag were raised - it's difficult to show you by this photo. Sorry.
I used CB embossing folder after a long interval. And dared to take the way to use it for the terra. Is it strange? ;) - I wanted to express the terra snow-covered to use the dry embossed paper. Enjoyed creating this card so much! :)
 Thanks so much for the wonderful challenge!

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Winkling Reindeer / H5457, Poly Clear Holiday Sayings / CL343
Other supplies:
Bazzill CS, Core'dinations Color Core Whitewash
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento / Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Ink / Victorian Velvet, Stickles / diamond,
             Distress Stickles / Picket Fence, Tarnish Brass, Mustard Seed
Hero Arts Accent pearl and metalic decor, Copic markers,
Cuttlebug die and embossing folder

 And finally, probably you all felt exactly the same as me. I was so surprised to see the breaking news that the suspicious packages were found last week. (I escaped to use the proper nouns intentionally).
And, another scary news reached here that Mt. Merapi in Indonesia (Gunung Merapi) erupt again. The natural disasters hit Indonesia continuously. Sending love and prayers for the victims and their family. And I'm worrying about the peoples I met when I visited there, the family members of my friends who are working at the neighbour cities as caregivers, and my friends met at Flickr.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!