Friday, July 30, 2021

How the holidays start ...

Hello everybody! How are you doing? 

Today I want to share with you another Christmas card I made.

I don't have a printer so I very, very rarely use digi stamps, even though I have plenty in my collection. Do you use digi stamps? I know there are several advantages to digi stamps compared to rubber/clear ones (e. g. resizing images to your desired size, price etc.), but even so I prefer the "real" stamping - meaning using a rubber/clear stamp and ink. BUT there are some images that I really, really like that only come as digi stamps. So when I visited my parents one day I asked them if I could use their printer to print a couple of images. One of the images I printed was this cute image from Polkadoodles that I used on the card below.

I coloured the image with polychromos and added some liquid applique on parts of the image to make it more interesting. The papers are from DCWV. I decorated the card with some die cut stars and crystals. The sentiment is a rub-on from Stampin' up. I added some foam pads between the layers for some extra dimension.

I hope you like this card. Have you started on your Christmas cards yet or will you make them later in the year?

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: July Rudolph days challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Friday, June 25, 2021

Holiday card... In June

Hey, hey! How are you doing? Have your summer vacations started yet? We are still waiting for ours. But until they come I will play with my craft supplies and hopefully make several holiday cards so I will have enough for when the holidays actually come. 

I would like to share one of the Christmas cards today.



I used the adorable image from MFT. First I coloured the image with my polychromos and then fussy cut it. Then I paper pieced the scarf so it matched the patterned paper. The papers are from Maja Design and Craft & you. I embellieshed the card with some lace, pearls, crystals and die cut snowflakes.

I raised different layers on foam pads for some extra dimension.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: June Rudolph days challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes
We love Chocolate Baroque: Hand coloured or paper pieced image

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Snowy hugs

Hey hey! I have some extra free time and I decided to use it to share a Christmas/holiday card I made. You probably know I love making those to send them out to friends and family during the holiday season. And recently I received some new super cute and fun winter stamps and I can't wait to use them, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to see cards made with them (I'm a SUPER slow crafter and right now I am quite busy at work). Today I'll share with you another winter/holiday card that I made with one of my favourite holiday images - this adorable snowman from Stamping Bella...


I took the inspiration from the previous two cards I shared with you on my blog - I kept the same design as I used on the card that I shared with you here and I created the same striped background with washi tape as I did on the card I shared with you here. I like how colourful this card is. Might need to make another one like it, even though I usually don't make duplicate (or even more of the same) cards. As usually I did the colouring with polychromos and then I fussy cut the image and raised it on foam pads for some extra dimension.



That's all from me today. Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: May Rudolph days challenge
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Papercraft challenge: Anything goes

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Flowers for your birthday

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm ok, just tired. I was sick last week and even though I am fine now I still don't have a lot of energy. But I'm hoping I'll be back to my old self soon.

Today I have a bright and happy card to share with you...



I decided to keep the design pretty simple to make the image stand out more. This adorable girl is an older LOTV stamp. I coloured the image with my polychromos. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I have quite some washi tape in my stash, but for some reason I barely use it. However, I used some on this card - to create the striped background. It's really quick and easy and I like the effect so I am sure I will use this "technique" again in the future. Do you like to use washi tape on your creations? Do you use it often? I didn't use a lot of embellishments on this card, just a couple of crystals.

So much from me today. Have a wonderful day. xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything with happy, bright and sunny colours
Bizzy Becs: May anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
We love Chocolate Baroque: Bright sunny colours

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Snowy the snowman

Hey hoy! How are you doing? Spring is in full swing here - finally. Oh, how I missed it... I'm enjoying the warmer sunny days now. :) What about you? What's been going on where you live?

I haven't been doing much papercrafting lately. Or any other crafting at that matter. I did some beading, but that was pretty much it. I've been pretty busy with work and when I was not working I usually spent time with my family - we either went for a walk, for a daily trip somewhere... Time well spent, don't you think so? 

Anyways, I might show you what I made with beads some other time, today I want to show you another Christmas card I made last year, but haven't posted it online yet. 

I absolutely love CAS cards and I really admire people who can do them. I wish I was one of them, but I (almost) always end up adding several layers (and usually even quite a few embellishments *ooops*). This card is pretty much as CAS as I can do...


This adorable snowman is a SB stamp and he always makes me smile. Isn't he adorable?! I love using him on my Christmas/winter/holiday projects. I coloured this lil fella with polychromos and I added liquid applique on the white parts of his hat. I LOVE that stuff. It's so easy to use and gives such a nice fluffy touch. Love, love, love it.


I raised the "frame" I created with dies, snowman and sentiment on foam pads to give the card some dimension.

So much for today. Have a wonderful day! xx


I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!:April Rudolph days challenge
Stempelgarten challenge: Spring colours (yellow and green)
Ally's angels: Anything goes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy 40th birthday

Some time ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for his co-worker. And he had some additional requests as well: he wanted me to use an image that would look like his co-worker (if possible), write the number "40", use some tulips and also use an image of the cake somewhere on the card. I wasn't sure if I could fulfill his requests (especially the one about the image looking like his friend), but I knew I wanted to try and do my best. It was definitely a challenge. 

I was most worried about finding the perfect image, but when I saw the photo of the birthday lady I knew I have the perfect image for the card. Later he told me that when the lady received the card her first words were "oh, that's me". :D So, score!

Here's the card I made...


The image I used is from Santoro. I coloured it to look like the birthday lady. :) Since this card was made some time ago I can't remember which image (from what company) I used for the cake. Sorry! I did the colouring wih pencils.

The gorgeous papers are from K&Co. I embellished the card with pearls and some gorgeous flowers from I am roses and from my stash.


So much for today. Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cardz TV: Anything goes
I am roses: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Allsorts: Anything goes (optional: monochromatic)
Cute card Thusday: Anything goes

Monday, March 29, 2021

Black and white Christmas wreath

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope everything is well where you live. Do you have any plans for Easter. I'm planing to cook some traditional meals and we will probably colour a few eggs, but that's pretty much it.

I didn't make (or better said: finish) and Easter cards this year. Shame on me, I know. Luckily my lil one saved me - she made quite a few and we sent those to our relatives. 

Well, since I don't have any Easter creations to show you you, I thought I'd share with you another Christmas project that I made quite some time ago, but never posted it here.


I made this Christmas wreath from scratch. First I made the base from old newspapers and then covered it with ribbons, Then I made some flowers from ribbon and felt and glued them onto the wreath base. All of the ribbons used on this project are from Crafty ribbons.


So much from me today. Have a wonderful week! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: March Rudolph days challenge
Creative fingers: Anything goes