Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Naughty or nice?

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe. We are doing what we can and I hope this will be enough.

But let's rather talk about happier things - like crafting. :) Have you been doing any crafting lately? Right now I'm still making (Christmas) cards, but I'm preparing myself to also bring my beads out of the cabintet, because I want to make some Christmas tree decorations to send them to my friends along with cards. I'll share those with you when they are made, today I want to show you a Christmas card I made with one of my favourite stamp sets from Clearly besotted.

With this card I went for a CAS look. To make this card I used a small (leftover) piece of patterned paper and then I cut some (scalloped) circles, embossed them, raised them on foam pads and then placed them on the card. In the center of two circles I placed two of those adorable angels. I coloured them with polychromos, fussy cut them and raised them on foam pads before placing them on the card. And in the center of the middle circle I placed the sentiment that came with the same set as the lil angels. 

Have a beautiful day and stay safe and healthy! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge: U - up in the air
Creative sketchy girls: Christmas/winter

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Don't be afraid to sparkle

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and healthy. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic for me and I barely had any time for crafting. However, collecting minutes and staying up late(r) I still managed to finish the card I am about to show you. 

This card is pretty simple (especially for me lol), but I am still happy with how it turned out, even though I didn't use any design paper or embellishments (shocking, I know - I can't even believe it myself lol). Originally I wanted to use gold glitter paper, but I didn't have any at home and I didn't have time to go to the store and buy some. So I used some of that beautiful gold washi tape to create the background and some corrugated cardstock to give the card some dimension. I really wanted to use the "Don't be afraid to sparkle" stamp from Paperbabe stamps, but I didn't want to just stamp it. For some reason I was determined to emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Well, my embossing pad's days are counted, but somehow I still managed to get it to work just enough to emboss the sentiment and some stars, which are also a Paperbabe stamp. After the stars were embossed I cut them out with my scissors. From a gold cardstock I cut a star and embossed it with polka dot embossing folder. I glued that on a piece of cardstock and after that put it on a card. And that's it. It really was that simple.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (optional: use paper strips instead of ribbon)
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Bookmarks for kids

The other day I saw a challenge which was about making a bookmark for a child. My daughter loves books so I thought it would be fun to create a bookmark which we could use for the books we read together. At first I was thinking about making an origami kind of bookmark, but after some googling I came around this simple but adorable animal bookmarks and decided to make one two of those. I followed this tutorial and made cute foxy and puppy bookmarks. Since I thought the white was too plain I decided to draw some black dots/spots on the bookmarks to make them more interesting.

Here are some additional photos of the bookmarks so that you can imagine what they look like in a book.

Foxy bookmark...

And puppy bookmark...

I'm sorry for the bad photos of the bookmarks in the book, but the lighting wasn't the best when I took them.

What I like about these bookmarks is that they really stay in the book and don't fall out so easily. 

I would like to enter my bookmarks to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Ponovno v šoli (otroško knjižno kazalo)
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Papercraft challenges: Black + white + one additional colour
Creative inspirations: Spots and dots or inky splats