Thursday, 7 January 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy and creative 2016!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope everybody had a great holiday season and all the best wishes for a healthy, happy, prosperous and full of creativity 2016! I'm still trying to get used to write 2016, lol.

I have been away from blogging for a while as here in Norway the holiday season is quite busy, full of family dinners and family visits. So we have been enjoying some quality time with family.
I would like to send all my love to my family in Greece! Unfortunately we were apart for this year's celebrations and I have missed them greatly! Thank God for Skype, Viber and all the internet facilities available to us!!
For those who visit my blog regularly and who are following me you may have noticed that I have changed the look of my blog. Well being a woman I think we all know how we feel the need to redecorate or change our hair now and then. And since I am Greek and I live in Oslo with my wonderful husband, I miss the blue of the Greek sky so I decided to incorporate it on my blog! 
I would like to welcome my two new followers,  Kaija from kaijan-arkea blog and Borqna from borqna-venkova blog. Please visit them, they are so wonderful and very inspiring!!  Thank you so much ladies for joining me!

My card today fits very well with the weather and the snow we have right now here in Oslo! We have -10oCelsius average here this week! let's say it's quite cold! lol.
I made my card with a digital stamp from Kenny K Stamps and I have used the Happy Holidays digital stamp. I was lucky to get it for free a month ago and I decided to use it just before the Holidays.
I really fell in love with this image and I decided to make a round bauble card with it, and it can actually be hanged on the Christmas tree as a decoration. I colored the image with my Inktense pencils.
I stamped a Christmas sentiment on the inside of the card and I used glossy accent on the candy cane, on the buttons of her shirt and on the candies of the cottage. Clear wink of stella on the hat, the collar of her shirt. Crystal glitter on the snow and the tip of the hat. Green glitter on the mountain top and the tree. And my white signo gel pen to add some accents here and there I also used a lovely wired ribbon from Ikea.
So there is my card for today.
I really enjoyed making it and I hope you like it!

I would like to participate on the following challenges:
 kenny k's krafty krew  
beccysplace - january-challenge

crafting by designs
Crafty gals corner challenges
pde linky party 
inspiration destination challenge blog

pile it on challenge - pile-it-on-98-anything-christmaswinter
sweet stamps blog - january-anything-goes

12 months of christmas link up
craft your passion challenges

crafting from the heart challenge blog 

Thank you for visiting,


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Olga

gr karin

Beccy said...

I love your shaped card Olga, it's fabulous! The big, beautiful bow on top look great and really finishes the "bauble" look of your card. Great image and wonderful colouring.

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful bauble Olga.
Wishing you all the best for 2016 too.

Leinzlove Tear Bears said...

Totally amazing! <3 Thanks for linking up with us at the PDE Linky Party! DT Twila

Gaby Dierx said...

Beautiful bauble!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Janis Lewis said...

Great design! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
Janis, Owner & DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and happy card, lovely colours my friend, and loving that image you chose.xx

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, Jackie CT member

Lisa Andersson said...

Great design! and the blog with the blue sky is awesome. Thanks for joining our challenge at KennyKs Krafty Krew
Team B(iker girl)

applejack cards by sue said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

Heather said...

Oooo . . . this is adorable!! And I love that the shape of the card is an ornament. So fun! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.


Gorgeous card Olga thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
Dianne x

Rae Ann said...

Love the idea of an ornament card! This image is perfect for that. All of the details are wonderful and I bet it is truly sparkly in real life!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super cute ornament. Good luck and please join us on Facebook for Club KennyK

DT member
Club KennyK

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there, Olga! This ornament-shaped card is so cute! I like the image, and you've coloured her beautifully! The ribbon is such a nice touch!

Crafty Pearly said...

What a gorgeous make. Thank you for joining us at CCC. Hugs Traci DT xx

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at

Kim - SSDT

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your bauble shaped card!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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