Monday, October 11, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Hi everybody! How are you doing? I've been keeping myself busy with day-to-day activities and I've been experimenting in the kitchen. I love cooking and baking and I always keep my eyes out on the new things I can/have to try. So if you have a favourite recipe that you care to share, please do so. :) I was thinking about posting some of the stuff I make in the kitchen here, but then I've decided to keep this blog for my papercrafts (and maybe occassional piece of handmade jewelry) only. However, I'm sharing most of the dishes I make on my instagram so feel free to have a look, if you want. :)
Besides cooking and baking I've also made a couple of cards, which I would like to share with you. You can see the first one below and the others will follow in the upcoming weeks.
So, the first card I want to share with your is a Christmas one. I decided to use one of the super cute images from Severine Aubry on my card - this little fella always brings a smile to my face. :D I definitely wouldn't mind if he came here so we could share a cup of hot chocolate. ;)
I coloured the image with polychromos. I'm on a mission to "shop in my stash", so on this card I used quite a few things that I've had in my stash for what seems like forever - crystals, acetate frame with stars, rub-on sentiment and even the die cut frame is an oldie.
Have you started working on your Christmas projects? Or are you currently hooked on Halloween stuff?
So much for today. Wishing you all a wonderful day! xx
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
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
Friday, June 25, 2021
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.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
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.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Friday, March 19, 2021
Hello everybody! How are you doing? Good, I hope.
I know that with Easter just around the corner I should probably work on Easter cards, but my lil one is taking care of that this year, so I can work on other cards/projects. I will share those with you a bit later, today I want to show you a Christmas card I made some time ago, but haven't shared it here yet.
To make this card I used papers from Maja design, a WRS snowflake die and some embellishments. I kept the whole design pretty simple. I separated the layers with foam pads to give the card some extra dimension.
Have a wonderful day!
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Heya! Some time ago I was asked to be a guest designer at Craft-alnica blog. I accepted the invitation so today I am joining a bunch of very creative ladies from their design team with the new challenge. The new fortnight's challenge is to create a spring flower wreath for mum.
This is what I made...
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Hello everybody! How are you doing? Do you have any snow where you are or are you already getting ready for spring? We've had some lovely sunny days lately and the temperatures are getting higher, so I *think* spring is just around the corner. Or so I'd like to believe. lol
It's my lil girl's birthday today. Yay! :D Due to corona measures she couldn't celebrate with her friends and relatives, but we still did our best to make this day special for her. I baked her a cake (she gave me very clear instructions on what it should look like lol), we played lots of games, watched an animated movie... It was a lovely day. :)
Of course I also had to make a card for my girl. I know I showed you one last week, but I made that one for her birthday last year (I just didn't get around to blog about it til now *ooops*). This year I let my lil one choose the image and the papers herself. And the colours too. I have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of super cute character stamps and I was sure she would choose one of those, but no. She chose a flower stamp. I was really surprised, but I hey, it's her birthday and her card. Then she told me what colours she wanted the flowers to be and what papers (from which paper pad) should I use. I will be honest with you, at the end I was really scratching my head, not being sure if I could fulfill all her wishes. But I was definitely going to try.
So, this is the finished result...
While I really like this image, I usually use it on rectangle card, because it's pretty tall, but this time the requirement was to make a square card, so that's what I did. I coloured the image with my polychromos, fussy cut it and then added it to the card. The sentiment is a Stempelglede stamp. Over the word "magic" I went with some stickles and around the sentiment I sprinkled some embossing powder and heat embossed it. The pink and green papers are from the Sandylion's Tinkerbell paper pad and the yellow paper is from my stash. I also used an embossing folder to add some texture to the card. I also added some butterflies on the card. Those are Inkadinkado stamps. Again I did the colouring with polychromos, fussy cut them and then added some foam pads on the back before putting them on the card for some extra dimension. I finished the card with some pearls.
When my daughter saw the card her reaction was "woooow, I want this card for my birthday", so I guess it's safe to say "mission accomplished". ;)
Well, that's it from me today. Will be back again soon with another project. :)
Have a lovely day! xx
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Hello everybody! Happy New Year! I hope the first week of 2021 has been a good one for you. How did you spend the longest day in the year? For us it was a bit different than the previous years, because we didn't get to visit all the relatives, but it was still nice. The lil one didn't stay up til midnight, but me and my hubby did. Til about 11.30pm we watched The queen's gambit and then we turned on the regular TV. Have you watched The queen's gambit yet? I've had so many people telling me how good it was and that I really should give it a go, so I decided to watch it. And it's really not bad. What are your thoughts on it if you watched it?
I know you are most likely sick and tired of seeing all the Christmas cards already, but there is still one I'd like to show you today.