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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Card Kit Swap with Nonni and Marina - We're preparing for Christmas #1

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each month one of us send the other two identical kits and we make 4 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
It was Nonni's turn to make a kit and she chose the theme of "Christmas cards with texture". Her kit contained 5 papers, 1 die cut snowflake, 3 die cut trees, 6 snowflake sequins, 1 stamped image, 1 stamped sentiment. A totally awesome, simpe kit with lots of texture and glitter!
Here's a photo of the kit:

Card#1: Angels
I used the angel image and three of the sequins from Nonni's kit. I colored the angels using Promarkers, masked the image and sponged using one blue DI, adding more color to the top layer and being more gentle the further down I got. I used a freebie sentiment and ran the paper through a Tim Holtz embossing folder before I added the snowflake sequins and attched it to a silver glitter panel. If I come across this stamp it's sure thing it'll end up in my shopping basket!
This card is for: Sparkles Forum Christmas - #68 Angels or Fairies

Card#2: Merry Christmas in 5 languages
Here I used the heat embossed paper from Nonni. I ran it through another Tim Holtz embossing folder, added frantage and sequins. The deer were vut out from a DP that was part of the kit.
This card is for: Christmas Cards All Year Round - Monochromatic

Card#3: Glittery trees
I think this is my personal favorite made from this kit. The glittery tree stickers and 3 papers used are all from Nonni, I just adde some silver string and a die cut and Dymo made sentiment. I think this card has a retro look to it, it's not a typical "me" card, which is probably why I like the outcome myself. I think it also feels masculine with the textured papers, neutral colors and non cute theme.
This card is for: UnstampaBelles - Changing Seasons + Masculine

Card#4: Snowflake
The snowflake, white textured paper and wooden patterned one came from the kit. From my own stash I added some sparkly silver paper, silver string and the sentiment. This card is really awesome to the touch.
This card is for:  A Snowflakes Promise - #28 Anything Goes


meg said...

You have created 4 very different cards from the kit Pia no mean feat, they all have texture and great detail I especially love the colours in the background in the first one

Nonni said...

Wow and wow! First: the angels are by Stampendous if you want to hunt for them. I absolutely love those 2 TH embossing folders you used in your two first cards! The second card especially is my favorite, those deer dies look great cut from the woodgrain paper and I love the elegant color palette. Your third and fourth card both have a cool, contemporary design and funky feel, I love both layouts a lot. Great job with this kit!

scrAPpamondo said...

These swaps seem really great for your mojo, Pia. How many beautiful cards! In the first the angles stamp is really wonderful! Love how you embossed and coloured the background and the choice of blue and kraft! This is my favourite (I think because of the colours.... I always love colours).
The second one is very elegant and your fussi cut of the deers it's so accurate!
The third is really perfect as masculine card, with these neutral colours and the juta paper. I agree with you, it has a retro feel!
The last one can be for masculine or feminine recipient and has a lovely classy look with all the texture and the linear design.
Very well done on all!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, Pia! I have to tell you I love seeing your card kit cards! My favourite is the deer but I also love the angels! You did a fabulous job! I hope you and your friends continue to send each other the kits - it seems like such a fun and creative thing to do!

Chrissy said...

WOW...four stunners Pia..I don't think I could choose a favourite at all..but I do love the Angels..gorgeous .


Marina said...

1) I love the embossing, and the graduation of colour – yes, this stamp is on my list too – you and Nonni have made such gorgeous cards with it.
2) I’m finding your use of embossing folders quite inspiring and it’s great how you built up a scene around the sentiments. I love the neutral pallette – this is my favourite.
3) The textured papers look so fabulous layered like that. What a great design – I think I will steal the layering idea.
4) Great slanted design and love all the sparkle and texture. I would call this ‘grown up glitter’ because the colours and design are sophisticated.
What wonderful, varied creations PIa.

Pat said...

Love the look of snow falling. Thanks for sharing with Sparkles Christmas.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards made with the kit and love the beautiful Angel stamp
Carol x

Sybrina K said...

Pia, What a fun idea to have a card-kit club! And, how wonderful that this beautiful angel card fits in so perfectly with our angels and fairies challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

Susan Hogan said...

Great cards Pia, and the one you have entered with us is just fabulous. I love the glitter and the texture of the papers, as well as the rustic look. Yes, definitely a male card. Thanks for sharing this with us in our current challenge at Unstampabelles.

Karen Steele said...

These are four stunning cards Pia, all very different but each one beautiful!

Imke said...

I always like to see your and also the other´s Card kit Cards. They are all fabulous. I think my favorite is the one with the Deers.

Richa Maurya said...

Wow..beautiful cards pia..and a great way of challnging yourself as well as favourite is the one with merry chistmas in five languages☺☺

Mervi said...

What a great swap you are having!
Gorgeous card all four, lovely cas and beautiful textures.
I think my fave is the first angel one though;-))m

Mimi said...

Something about my brain wants to choose a favorite... and I can't lose here because they're all worthy! Normally, the angels would not be my style but something about that card... it is just beautiful with the subtly-toned angels against the bold snowy background. I also do like your fave.
I love that you girls do this... I would like to do an exchange like this someday!

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful cards, the swap seems to have really inspired you. Thanks for sharing the angels card at Sparkles Christmas

cotnob said...

Your cards are beautiful Pia, they are all so different. I especially like the first one, you have created a fabulous background.

Wynn Walton said...

Great selection of cards have been busy. Love the CAS style of the entry for Unstampabelles. You're right it is a masculine look you've created perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

Tammy said...

WOW Pia, what an awesome group of cards! I love all of them! Great colors and textures on your tree card, the glittery tree stickers are so beautiful!
Hugs, Tammy

Pat K said...

All very beautiful cards Pia. Really like the first've reminded me of how great masking and inking can be. Pat K x

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. The one for the Unstampabelles is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us.

Loz said...

Four very Beautiful cards you made with your kit Pia..Loz

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Such an amazing selections of creations here Pia!! I just love the sparkly goodies and your wonderful texture in each of your designs!! You've really rocked out the kit here!! HUGS :)

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Pia
now you have more 4 last time 7 from BUgaboo Christmas time :)
I guess you have enough Christmas card
First card I love the image and your BG is stunning In Ombree colors
second card I love the softeness on it so elegant Pia
the third one I love the texture and the burlap there is perfecto!!
the last one
I feel cold with tihs color combo
and your big snowflakes is lovely Pia
you know what today is 13 degree in Germany
my mom so happy can fly back to Indonesia where everyday is 32 degree :)
nice Post Pia

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Angels or Fairies" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful cards!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry this comment is so late! I am struggling to keep up with commenting and have trouble with the "proving I'm not a robot" stuff :O(
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper