Home for the Holiday | another card for winter series

Hi everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful start of the new year so far, and I am so excited about this post because this is my very first one on this year and I have to say that this theme has become my favorite.
"Home for the holiday"
yeah, the most favorite time all the time is when I can nestle together with my little family, my son who studying abroad was home so we were complete!

Regarding the weather, I don't know what is around you but here in my place we live, still in the rainy season.
so, if you are still in the winter, let me send a warm greeting to all of you :)


 Today I am featuring a mini set from Magnolia,  This set is perfect for winter, maybe the winter in your place is in January but maybe the other part of the earth will be winter in June so this set will fit all year.


Details :

While I don’t yet have Spring decor, I do have another one that according to the snow in my card corner because it's Winter theme! – in form of snowboard! Today’s card uses all stamps from "Home for the Holidays" There are 3 stamps on this set.
I started making this card by stamping & coloring the main images. I went with some of my go-to color combos and then paint the background with my favorite paint, Winsor & Newton.
I also use some of the vintage stamps from Winter Craft and I trimmed my panel to 4 1/2 x 5 1/2″ and adhered onto a white top folding card base.



I really enjoyed making this card, and I am hoping so much you will do the same when you are making a card.
I can't wait to see yours and then let me know which one was your absolute favorite theme and why.

I always love to see Winter;
read the beautiful poem about that season ... it seems so romantic and beautiful!
sometimes it makes me inspired.

 Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. 
Paul Theroux


Thank you for stopping by today!


 

Winter Series | Tags with Deer and some textures

Hi everyone!

Hope you have the cozy and warm where so ever you are.
This is my first post on the winter this year, and just because I always dreaming about a getaway from tropical to four season countries, I decided to write a winter series, and this is the beginning.

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
- Aristotle


I've made two tags, and both of them I am featuring a Deer which is cutting with Magnolia DooHickeys dies.



The beautiful words also coming from Magnolia Vintage Box - Christmas




As you see, there is some texture showing up on my tags. On the first tag, I am using the embossing folder from Sizzix with wood grain texture, I was inked up the folder using Mama Elephant pigment ink pad - Brown sugar. Then for the finishing touch, I painted white gesso here and there along with Chunky White embossing powder from Stampendous.





On the second tag, I stamped winter pine tree from Magnolia Vintage Box - Christmas, and that words also from the same set. For the word, I stamped it using Delicata dark brown shimmer but I am so sorry I have no idea to show how beautiful they are.
All edges of the tags are inked up with Distress Ink in the color of Hickory Smoke.
The deer are built up from 3 pieces die-cut for each deer.





"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
- Victor Hugo

So, I hope you'll enjoy your holiday and keep warm!

Count down to Christmas | a poem [re-write]

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful day so far. when the snow starts to fall and the days of the month of December countdown to Christmas the world is being busy with all the Christmassy things.
This is my favorite month of the year, and I love to feel the ambiance, the soul and all about the season!

I know, I never have enough time to make such a huge amount of Christmas cards, but every card that I made I always put many loves on there.

and here is one of my Christmas card this year,



I am a person that can go well with layers, but somehow I love some shabby design though. and today I am sharing a card with the help of die cutting so hopefully, I am on the right track.





Card Details :

To make this card I first created a shape white side folding card base using Magnolia DooHickey frame dies, I also cut a designed paper with the same shape used it to adhere the panel onto the card base. I’ve done my card in classic white winter colors – lots of decoration here and there, and just hints of red & green accents for the Christmas.
For a finishing touch, I use some gesso, stardust glitter and chunky white embossing powder.



I read a poem about Christmas, and I really love to re-write here and share this Joy with you all;

it's about Christmas ..

Christmas

Christmas is more than a day in December
It’s all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we’ll always remember

M.E. Miro