Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy hippo birthday!

Hey, hey! How are you doing? We had a lovely sunny day today, perfect for a short walk. Short, because even though it was sunny it was still cooooold. During the night we got some more snow and even though there was not enough to make a snowman, we were still able to enjoy it. I mean, you don't really need much snow to have a snowball fight, right? ;) My (not so) lil one loved every single minute of it and so did I. Sometime it's the little things that count the most, don't you agree?

A friend of mine celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago and I made a card for her. She's already received it so I can show it to you. 

I went back to my usual style (full of layers) with this one ...


Most of the time when I think of creating a bright and positive card my mind immediately goes to yellow colour, so no wonder you can see quite a lot of it here. I paired the yellow cardstock with patterned papers from MME and some white cardstock. I didn't use any embellishments, only a few die cuts to decorate the card. I am not 100% happy with how the sentiment turned out, but since I don't have a printer and no such sentiment among stamps, I had to improvise with alphabet stamps. The sentiment is in Slovenian and it means "happy birthday". I combined two stamps from the MFT stamp set to create the image I used on the card here and I did the colouring with polychromos.


I hope you can see the dimension of this card on the picture above.

So much from me today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Spots and/or stripes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Cute and/or pastel colours
AAA Birthday: Anything birthday goes


Thursday, January 19, 2023

Warm and toasty wishes

Hello everybody! We are far into January already and we have fallen back into routine. Well, sort of, we still have a bit of a problem getting up early. :P But I'm sure we'll get used to this again soon. 

Today I'm back with a new card. It's a CAS one again. I played with another adorable stamp set that I received for Christmas - Snow one like you by Pink and main. Look how happy this adorable snowman looks bathing in a hot chocolate. 


To create this card I embossed a white cardstock with a TH snowflake embossing folder and then glued little snippets of design paper and some gold washi tape over it. I added a white die-cut, over which I stamped with some snowflake stamps. On a separate piece of paper I stamped my main image, coloured it with polychromos, fussy-cut it and glued it on the card with foam pads. I added some stickles on the snowman's scarf. As a finishing touch I added some gold die-cut snowflakes in the middle of which I glued a pearl.


As mentioned above, I only used snippets on this card - I always feel good when I manage to use some of those small pieces of paper. ;) Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the snippets before I cut them and glued them on the card, but I did take a picture right after that, so you can see how much was left after I cut off what I needed for the card (the golden strip on a card is a piece of washi tape). The golden snowflakes were cut from a leftover piece of paper too - of that I actually took photo before I cut the snowflakes out.


I'm very sorry for the bad pictures, but I only have time to craft in the evening and as you can imagine the lightning is terrible then.

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes (optional: winter blues)
Snippets playground: Challenge 445 - Show us your snippets


Friday, January 13, 2023

First Communion card

Hi everybody! I was invited to be a guest designer at Cut it up challenge where a new challenge just started. It's the easiest one possible - anything goes. Just remember to include a die cut somewhere on your project. :) 

I'd like to share with you a card I made for the First Communion. I didn't have any stamps that I could use so I did some googling and I found some great ideas. I used those as an inspiration and created the card below ...


As you can see I used quite a few different die cuts. ;) Since the card I for a boy I chose a green Kaisercraft design paper and paired it with some champagne and white cardstock. I really like that green paper because it has that velvety feel when you touch it I created the chalice from the round die cut circle and glued a small flower and a some die cut leaves in the middle of it. I used a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder for the white cardstock behind the chalice.


Have a beautiful day!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Girlz creative: Anything goes
Craft rocket: Not square
De Egel: Something that starts with "K" ("kelk")

Monday, January 9, 2023

Reach for the stars

Hey, hey! How are you? We are slowly getting back to "normal". Can't believ the holidays are already over. We sure had a lot of fun and we spent much quality time together. But I guess it's time to go back to "real life" now.

I had some free time and I used it to play with some of my new goodies. First thing I inked were these adorable bunnies from The Greeting Farm; they are from the Let's go stamp set. I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it and I am soooo happy I finally got my hands on it. (Thank you, my sweet friend, for getting it for me!) 


One thing I learned while making this card is that I am terrible at ink blending and I really need to practice it. I created the cloudy background with the spun sugar distress ink and then I gold embossed the sentiment in the middle and glued some small gold star sequins around it. For the white cardstock, I stamped on some stars from the stamp set with the weathered wood distress ink and then "coloured" the stars with Stickles. Then I cut a rectangle out of it and a hole in the middle of it with another die. I fussy cut the bunnies and clouds and glued them on the card. I did the colouring with polychromos. I finished the card with some crystals. 

I'm sorry the photos are not the best and really don't do the card justice, but I hope you can see the bling and the dimension better here.


My lil one's birthday is soon coming up and she claimed this card for her birthday. I'm really glad she likes it so much.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Vesela hiška: Hitro, hitro pod odejo
Allsorts: Something new (new stamp set)
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Something new (new stamp set)
Critter crazy: Anything goes with a featured critter
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Crafty animals: Anything goes (must include an animal)
DL Art: Anything goes (January challenge)
Creations in pink: Anything goes (but mainly pink)
CRAFT: New

Friday, January 6, 2023

Waiting for snow

Hello everybody! First of all ... HAPPY NEW YEAR! How did you spend the first few days of 2023? We went to some short trips around here, but we are also spending lots of quality time together at home while we still can. Did you get any new crafty supplies from Santa? I did and I can't wait to use them. :)

Today I finished my first card in 2023 - yay me. :P It's a simple one, but I happy with it. I am still in a holiday spirit so I wanted to create a holiday/wintry card and when I was going through my stash I found this Candibean stamp from Little darlings (it's called Spread a smile of joy) that I've had for a while, but haven't used it yet so I thought it was high time to change that. So I inked the stamp up and went to work.


I coloured the image with polychromos and added some stickles here and there. Then I fussy cut the image, raised it on foam pads and glued it on the card. I finished the card with the sentiment from The Greeting Farm; I thought it went perfectly with the image. I finished the card up with some crystals.


So much from me today. Have a wonderful day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the folliwing challenges:
ABC Christmas: Y for youngsters
Stamping sensations: Add some sparkle
Creative fingers: Anything goes
NBUS: Challenge 46
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
613 Avenue create: Anything goes with optional theme "Winter"

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Felt Christmas ornaments

Hello everybody! How are you doing? For the last month or so I have been working on Christmas cards and some Christmas gifts to give to friends. I don't know about you, but I much prefer giving and receiving handmade gifts, especially for Christmas - be it handmade ornaments, cookies, a nice card .... Anything really. I think a thoughtful handmade gift makes the holidays even more special. Do you like to give/receive handmade gifts? If yes, what is your favourite thing to give/receive? Last year I was giving away these mini angels (along with homemade cookies), and this year I am working on felt ornaments and will probably make some homemade "nutella" (probably better if I call it "hazelnut spread") to give it away together with the ornament.

You can find several recipes for homemade hazelnut spread online, so I will not share the one I am using, but I will share with you some of the felt ornaments I've made so far. Some of them have already been claimed, but I still have a little bit of time to make more. However, I realized I need to (or better said "want to") buy some new dies - e.g. Christmas tree die, a snowman die. You know, just to make my life easier and not have to cut everything out myself. Do you have any suggestions on which dies I could (should) buy? 

These are all completely handmade by me. I used different colours of felt, beads from my stash and some embroidery thread for the stitching. I used Memory box dies for the stockings, circle dies for the Christmas puddings and Spellbinders round corner square die for some of the presents (it took me a while to remember I have those and I don't have to cut the base out by hand). Christmas trees have been cut out by scissors. Do you like them? Which one is your favourite? To be honest I can't decide. I reeeeeeally like the Christmas tree one (though that one was quite a pain to cut out by scissors, so I reeeally want a die with a similar shape), but I also love the little presents and that pink stocking. Heck, I really can't choose just one. I like them all and I hope the recipients will like them as well.

So much from me for today. Have a wonderful December! And merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in case I don't make it back here before the year ends. :)

I'd like to enter my ornaments to the following challenges:
Vesela hiška: Prazniki
Friendship challenge: Es ist Weihnachtszeit
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Cut it up: Christmas project
A place to start: Anything goes (optional twist: Happy holidays)
PIP: Challenge 2251
Creative crafting uncles: Christmas and/or Happy New Year

Friday, August 26, 2022

Pink and black Christmas

Hey hey! How are you doing? Have you managed to get any days off and relax a bit? Or maybe do some crafting? I have to admit I haven't done as much crafting as I had hoped I would, but I'm planning to catch up in the following weeks.

Today I want to show you a Christmas card. And this one is very far from my usual style. But to shake things up a bit I decided to create a non-traditional Christmas card. I've been eyeing the pink and black Christmas paper pad from Craft Sensations for about a month, before I actually made a plunge and bought it. I probably have enough papers to last me a lifetime, but I just couldn't resist. *ooops* Anyways, when I was thinking about making a Christmas card in non traditional colours, I knew I wanted to use papers from this paper pad. And this is how the card turned out ...


So, how do you like this colour combination for Christmas? Do you prefer traditional or untraditional colours for Christmas? For a change I also didn't use a coloured image on my card. Instead I used a big "Merry Christmas" die from The greeting farm.


I wish you a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Vesela hiška: Kvadrat
Girlz creative: Alles mag
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: August Rudolph's day challenge