Monday, November 24, 2008

A new look and the x-mas and b-day cards challenge

OK, Christmas is still a month away, but with all the snow overhere (it's been snowing for almost 24 hours now and it already looks like christmas) I decided to change my blog right now.
Making a new background wasn't that hard. A new banner is a completely different story.
My good friend Nikki offered me to make my christmas banner and all credit for this goes to her. Thank you so much for this great banner, I wish I could keep this on my blog the whole year :0).
This week the last sketch of the month on the X-mas and B-day cards challenge. If you've entered 2 times or more this month check back monday to see who's the winner of this months surprise package. We also will be having some funny contests/challenges with prizes althrough December, so make sure you don't miss them.
And now for my cards. Remember I showed you my new stamps from a Dutch Company called 'Ollyfant'?
I've jused one of them on my X-mas card.
And for the first time I stamped some swirls on my card. Never done that before and was a bit scared to spoil my card. But it turned out very nice.
My B-day card is a lot easier. I made this card for a little boy and didn't want to put on to much embellishments.

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - K and Company
Stamps: Stockings - Ollyfant, Swirls - Autmn Leaves
Technique: Pro-Markers
Embellishments: Pink and Green Stars - Prima, Brads - Rayher
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Card Details
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill, DP - SEI
Stamps: CC-designs
Technique: Pro-Markers , Black fineliner
Embellishments: Brads, buttons and Scrappersfloss from stash


stampingheaven said...

Fab cards Karin, I must take part in your challenge off to bookmark you now! Have a lovely day.

debby4000 said...

Brilliant cards, love the cute monkey especially.


What a gorgeous card hun, and loving your new blog image!! well done Nikki, isn't she clever? hugs Linda x

valy said...

nice cards:)

Angelo said...

Wow, Karin, your new banner is really awesome. Well, the entire blog is great!!!!

Your cards are gorgeous! The swirls makes the christmascard look really good!

I have finally posted my card on the JCBC-blog :) I know I'm a bit late! Sorry!

Hope you have a great day in the snow. Here we have a cold and windy day, but no snow!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Angelo said...

I have a little something for you in my blog :)

Kristin :)

Mada said...

Love, love, love the new look of your blog! The banner is awesome and your cards are gorgeous.

The Christmas card is incredibly beautiful. I will need to have a look at those stamps - they look great. :)

Hope you and all your dear ones are doing well.

Many hugs,

Heike said...

Wow, Karin die Karten sind wieder wunderschön gestaltet. So tolle Details und Farben......

Dein neues Blogoutfit gefällt mir supersupergut :-))))

P.S. der Stempel ist so schön dankeeeeeee nochmal "Knuddel"


Kelly Schelske said...

Great look...I have the same background and I love it!! Nikki is so talented and your bannerlooks fabulous!! I leave mine just text because I am so not digitally tleneted like Nikki...until they have easy to make banners like the backgrounds, I think it'll stay that way too !!LOL!!

Love that little monkey...I actually just got that set myself!!

I hope you have a super week Karin!!

Hugs, Kelly

Gry-Heidi said...

Two fab cards, Karin! And the swirls, I love them!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

Riet said...

wat een prachtige kaartjes Karin.

liefs Riet.

Nixe07 said...

Hi Karin,
your cards are gorgeous. I love the colours and the great images!

Please have a look at my blog, there is an Award waiting for you.

Wish you a nice evening :)

Hugs from Moni

Zoe said...

Hello Karin, I have something for you on my blog.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Karin, Your cards are gorgeous, I love the papers on the first and stockings image, I really love the cc monkey and love the button detail, I have something for you on my blog, Hugs, Nikki x

Maureen said...

Geweldig kaartje met de swirls Karin!

Jill said...

love the new header Karin and two gorgeous cards hugs Jill x

Ninchen said...

wow karin-both cards are great!i love the images and colours!
you´ve done a very good job with my sketch ;-)

xoxo Janina

MichelleO said...

Two very cute cards! Love the stocking!

MichelleO said...

Two very cute cards! Love the stocking!

Ila said...

Your cards are Super Cute and Fabulous!! I love them and I love your new blog look..Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

ink'n'rubba said...

both cute cards and another great sketch. and thanks for the award - I'll get around to putting it on my blog tomorrow. hugs, annie x

Tanja said...

Karin, your Cards are great! I love the images and the papers! Great work!

Hugs Tanja

scotspanda said...

fab cards Karin, especially the monkey he's a cutie lol

love the swirls also :)


Amamda xxx

Maria Matter said...

Karin, these cards are fabulous! Love the swirls on the Christmas card! And your B'day card is just too adorable! Both beauifully done!
blessings, Maria