Monday, November 21, 2022


 Hello, Crafty Makers!

I have owned my Christmas Gnome stamps for a couple of years now this is my first time creating cards featuring them!  I really wanted to do something using the Gnome house.  I had such fun creating this one.  This design is simple, but it allowed me to go all out decorating the interior!


Open card
The patterned paper was the inspiration for this design.  I have held on to this paper since 2014.  But I am committed, I think, to using papers that I have been hoarding as I wait for just the right inspiration to hit me!
Card laying flat
I knew that I wanted to create a window card, so my first action was to adhere the dsp to the card base and diecut the gnome house!  After that, I used a 1/8" strip of double-sided tape to attach a scrap piece of a laminated pouch to the back of the card face to create my window.  I always save the spare pieces of laminating pouches because I find that they are sturdier than acetate, and it saves money!
The final step was to decorate the panel for the inside of the card.  I die cut four of the Gnome houses from scrap cardstock.  I used those to add dimension to the house.  I created a mask and used it to position my house in the window, and also to be a place holder while I created my background.  I only wish the beautiful twinkle of the Christmas tree had photographed better!

If I have enough time, I am going to do a shaker version of this card.  I think that would be a fun card.  I have some mini snowflakes that would look great!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah
Supply List

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Christmas Baubles- Fun and Easy Christmas Cards

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

This is the next iteration of quick Christmas cards I am making for my SIL!

She really loved the Gnome cards and she asked if I could make a card with the same Christmas baubles I used on her cards a couple of years back!  That was a vintage card on Kraft Cardstock.  These are a little different!


I applied Glossy Accents to the baubles on this card.  
It looks great!
All the cards have glitter accents but they do not show well!
I hope she will be pleased with this presentation of the baubles!

I am off now to see what I can do with a Snowman and a Reindeer.  I need ten more cards to complete my SIL's order!

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Friday, November 18, 2022


 Hello, Crafty Mates!

I was very unsure about using this image for a Christmas card.  While it is a winter-themed image, the colors I chose are generally associated with fall.  In the end, I decided to go with it, and I am very pleased with the result.

This is not an A2 size card.  The measurements are:
Face Panel: 3"x4-1/4"
DSP Layer: 3-1/4"x4-1/2"
Card Base: 3-3/4"x5.00"
The image was colored with Copic Alcohol Markers.
The blended background was created using Distress Oxide.
The background splatter is Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.
The image is by
Use our special code to receive a 25% Discount at Conie Fong Art
Valid Nov. 6- Dec 2
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Easy Peasy Christmas Cards

 Hello, Crafty Peeps!

My SIL surprised me this year by requesting 35 Christmas cards rather than her usual 10-15!  I had to come up with a design that could be executed quickly!  Since she loves "glitter" I decided to do a lot of wintery landscapes and whimsical creatures and characters.

Christmas Gnomes

These cute little gnomes were a perfect solution for my "need for speed!"   I could create a quick blended background, some easy paper piecing/coloring, and use this opportunity to use some of my  DSP stashes!
I am trying to improve my YouTube presentations, so most of my new posts will have videos that will be either a project share video or a project tutorial.  This one is a bit of both!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Chana Malkah

Supply List:
Copic Alcohol Markers

Monday, November 14, 2022


 Hello, Crafty Mates!

I am Jewish, so Christmas is not a holiday that I celebrate, however, each year, I create Christmas cards for my SIL!  She tells me that her friends look forward to receiving these cards as well as the ones she sends on their birthdays.

"Wishing You Joy"

This year, I decided that I would try something a little different and create silhouette cards. I hope she likes them!  I will probably throw in a few traditional cards. 
This card is a remake of an earlier card that failed miserably!

This is the original card!  It was one of those projects on which everything goes wrong.  I decided that I would complete the card and then determine what elements needed to go and what elements needed to be added!
Dancing Fairies Reboot Video

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Chana Malkah
Stuff I used:
Dancing Fairy Stamp - AliExpress

Sunday, November 13, 2022


Hello, Crafty Mates!
I am so happy to be back in my studio!

Life has been pretty challenging for the past month but things are looking up! 

I created this card a few weeks ago.  I was not sure I wanted to post it since my "soft" shadow on my moon ended up being "hard!"
Keep Looking Up
I may try to recreate this card (minus the shading on my moon.)  I really love this little stamp and it works perfectly with this sentiment!
I used one of my liquid shimmer pens to create the stars and then stenciled on a few star shapes.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Chana Malkah

Materials Used:
AliExpress: Cats on a Branch

Sunday, November 6, 2022

613 Avenue Create - November Challenge 112022: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: FANCY FOLDS AND CUTS

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

This month at 613 Avenue Create our Optional twist is: 
Fancy Folds and Cuts
The November challenge is sponsored by:

The winner will receive a choice of 3 digital images from
Use our special code to receive a 25% Discount at Conie Fong Art
Valid Nov. 6- Dec 2
Project #1
Using Conie Fong's
Pumpkin Wishes
This is such a cute image I thought it would be perfect for a 3D card,
I colored my pumpkins and kitties with Inktense Pencils.
Project #2
Using Conie Fong's Sally and Snowball

I wish I were better at photographing the glitter element on my cards. This is such a pretty card and it has lots of sparkle and shine. I used holographic glitter to create falling snow, and Nuvo Glacier Paste for the fur trim.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some Stuff I Used: