Saturday, March 18, 2023

Eggstra special

Howdy! How's it going? Hope you are enjoying the warm sunny weather outside. :)

The other day I went through my folders on the computer and I realized that there are still plenty of cards that I never posted online, including the one I am about to show you. I don't make a whole lot of Easter cards, but every now and then I make one or two. And when I do, I usually go and ink up the super cute stamps from The greeting farm. Which is exactly what I did here.

After all of the images were stamped and coloured I cut them out using the matching dies. Then I used the images along with some die cuts to create a scene. I did the colouring with polychromos and the lovely papers used on this card are from My mind's eye. The only embellishment I used on this card are the two yellow enamel dots.

I used foam pads on parts of the card for some extra dimension.

Have a wonderful summer! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative crafting uncles: Spring and/or Easter
Stamping sensations: Anything stamped with option wings and tails
We love stamping: Anything stamped opion spring is in the air
Park hopping, my happy place: Anything goes inspired by a theme park (inspired by the Easter Egg Hunt In Europa Park (Germany))
Allsorts: Anything goes with option perfect pastels

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Fa la la la la

Hey hey! I'm back with another card. :) This one was made for my guest designer position at the Caffeinated Christmas card challenge where the theme this month is "green". 

And the sponsor of this challenge is The Cat's Pajama's, which kindly donated a $25 gift code to the lucky winner.

I have to admit that green isn't really the colour I would often use on my cards, so it was quite a challenge for me to create a green card, but I jumped in with both feet and here is the result ...

It doesn't get much greener than this, does it? ;) It's no secret I loooove adding layers on top of layers on top of more layers :P on my cards, so I had lots of fun making this one. And when I was going through my stamp collection, looking for one that I could use on my card, I found Let is snow stamp set from The greeting farm and I knew immediately I wanted to use this adorable polar bear from the set on my card. I coloured the image with polychromos, fussy cut it and glued it on my card. The sentiment is from an old stamp set from Hobby Lobby. I embossed the sentiment with the gold embossing powder and I glued some die cuts around it to make the whole card more festive. At the end I just added some red crystals. Other embellishments that I used are a doily and a piece of pompom ribbon.

Here you can see the dimension and the lovely foiled paper I used on the card better ...

This is all from me for today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
A blog named Hero: Animal crackers
ABC Christmas challenge: D is for die cuts
Crafty animals: Anything goes (with an animal)
Critter crazy: Anything goes (with an animal)

Friday, February 24, 2023

Cute CAS card

Hello everybody! How's it going? I've been pretty busy lately, but I still managed to squeeze in some time to craft. 

I'm a guest designer at the Cut it out challenge blog and this time our challenge is CAS. 

As you know I've been really digging the CAS look lately, so I've really enjoyed making this card.

To create this card I started stenciling a pattern on a white card base. Then I went throguh my huge pile of scraps and chose a piece of patterned paper which I thought would look good on my card and create a pretty border using a border die cut. Then I chose a stamp; I decided to play with this super cute snowman from Stamping Bella. I coloured the image with polychromos, cut it out and glued it on my card with foam pads. I added the sentiment and then I die cut some snowflakes and put them randomly on a card. At the end I embellished the card with some gems and pearls.

So, that's all from me today. Have a beautiful day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
NBUS: Challenge 47 (I've never used this stencil before)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge: D is for die cuts
As you like it: Favourite stencil or freestyle background (I recently bought some new stencils and I really enjoy playing with them; the one I used on this card is one of my favourites, because I really like the pattern)

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Trio of kittens

Howdy hoy! How are you doing? I've been enjoying the weekend and relaxing. :)

I made this card about a week ago, but I couldn't show it to you sooner so I wouldn't spoil the surprise. But now the birthday lady has already received so it's safe for me to post it here.

As the lady I made this card for loves cats I decided to play with adorable cat stamps from The greeting farm. I coloured the with polychromos and then fussy cut them and glued them to the card. I chose some of the older papers from Maja design and some colid colour cardstock to put the card together. The white circles behind the cats were embossed with Cuttlebug's polka dots embossing folder. At the end I embellished the card with a flower and some crystals. Between some of the layers I added foam pads for some extra dimension.

EDITED TO ADD (18. 03. 2023): I just found out that this card was featured in the issue 21 of Craftworld magazine (page 19). I'm super excited about that! :D 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
A blog named hero: Animal crackers
Avenue 613: Anything goes
Show us your pussycats challenge: Cat as the main feature

Monday, January 30, 2023

Hello birdie-ful

Hello, hello! Can you believe we are already at the end of January? I just can't believe how fast the time goes by. 

Today I want to share with you a small treat box that I made. I made this one with my hubby in mind. He's the love of my life and my best friend. I feel like I can share everything with him and I am very happy to have him by my side. That's why I chose these two birdies for my creation. I feel like that even though they are different they complete each other.

All of the stamps are from the Tweety pie set from The Greeting Farm. I coloured the images with polychromos and then fussy cut them. Then I added foam pads at the back and glued them on the box. All of the papers are tiny scraps that I had in my stash. I used a blue ribbon for the closure.

The box itself is a die as well. It's actually a bag die from Gummiapan, but cut the handles off, because I felt the box worked well for what I wanted. The heart is a Spellbinders die. Hope you like my box.

Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my box to the following challenges:
A blog named hero: Crazy little thing called love
Die cut divas: Valentine's Day
My favorite things: Color challenge
Snippets playground: Challenge 446

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