Sunday, August 23, 2020

Crafting with the lil one

Hello everybody! Fall is just around the corner and with it also school and kindergarten. So I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with my lil one while I still can. Today we had a crafty day. She really enjoys colouring (I've lost count of how many colouring books we've used over the last year) and playing with my stamps. And for the last 6 months or so she's been really stickers too, so lately we've been buying a lot of those sticker books. I'm pretty sure we have all (some even double) that are possible to buy at out local bookstore. lol So when we were preparing our crafting table today we had to include all of those elements - stamps, stickers (LOTS of them!), bling and pencils. ;)

We started of by making a sign for my daughter's bedroom. You see, she got her own room a few months ago and now she wants EVERYBODY to know that. lol So making a sign that says that is her room seemed like a good idea.

It started with a white cardstock on which my lil one wrote her name. Then she stamped on some presents, coloured them and decorated the sign with some stickers and heart crystal.

After we made the sign we decided to make birthday cards for her grandpa and her auntie who will have their birthdays in September and October.

For the card my daughter made for her auntie she decided to draw a meadow with some flowers, sun and sky. She completed the card with some (dimensional) stickers, butterfly shaped sequin and heart crystal.

When making a card for her grandpa she started of the same way (drawing some grass, sun and sky), but then she decided to do some stamping as well. She chose one of the adorable lions from Clearly besotted, stamped that onto her scene and coloured it. She decorated the card with some stickery, sequins and super sparkly star.

Lastly she decided she needs a card for herself as well (of course, lol). For that she decided to use some of those adorable kitty stamps from The Greeting Farm. Under them she used one of her own stamps (she got in in Kinder surprise) to create some paw prints. She decorated the card with some stickers and drew some water for the dolphins (that's that blue "thingy" in case you were wondering lol).

We both had lots of fun crafting and I can't wait for us to do that again. :)

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my daughter's creations to the Kid's summer vacation challenge at Simon says stamp blog.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Happy birthday

Hey hey! How are you doing? Good, I hope. :) 

Today let me show you a card I made for the birthday of one lovely lady...

I used one of the old(er) images from hAnglar which I coloured with pencils. The sentiment is from Mama elephant. The papers came from my stash and so did the bigger flowers. The smaller ones are  from I am roses. I also used some lace, pearls and crystals to decorate my card.

So much from me today. :)

Have a beautiful day! Xx 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges: 
Cupcake inspirations: Birthday celebration
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (+ optional lots of layers)

Monday, August 17, 2020

Blessed Christmas

Hello everybody. Is anybody else already thinling about Christmas or is it just me? I know it's only August, but with school starting in about 2 weeks I think the time will just fly by and December will be here before we know it. I am pretty sure I will be quite busy with work over the next month(s), so I already started working on my Christmas cards - to be ready to send them out when the time comes. ;)

The one I am about to show you is CAS. I am still struggling with this style, but I do like to challenge myself every now and then and make something a bit differently than I usually do.

I still remember the first time I saw this angel stamp on one of my friend's cards. I immediately knew I had to get this set and up to date it is still one of my favourites when making Christmas cards. In case anyone is wondering... It is a Clearly besotted stamp set. ;) And the sentiment is from La La Land crafts.

I decided to make a shaker for a change. I think shakers are really fun, but for some reason I don't make them very often.

I embossed the background and just added some pearls to decorate the card.

So much for today. Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Paperbabe stamps: Sketch
Cardz TV: Anything goes
The creative crafters: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes with sentiment
CHNC: Anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Summer card

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Are you enjoying summer? We are. We went to the sea and did some other trips last month. We had some more plans for August, but we had to change (postpone) those due to covid situation. This nasty virus really changed our lives, hasn't it? 

Today I would like to show you a summer themed card I made some time ago. I don't use digi stamps often, but I just had to print this mermaid digi from The Greeting Farm, because I liked it so much.

I've always admired the different hair colours people used when they were colouring images. I've always wanted to do that too, but for some reason didn't have the courage to do it. Well, this time I got "brave" :P and gave the mermaid pink hair. And I'm actually happy with how they turned out. 

The papers are from kaiserkraft. Besides the crystals I didn't use any embellishments. Instead I "decorated" the card with different die cuts.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Your next stamp: Summer days
Creative fingers: Anything goes
The creative crafters: Anything goes