Friday, January 29, 2021

Santa baby

Hello everybody! How are you doing? How was the first month of the year for you? I hope everything has been well for you. I've been pretty busy at work, but I managed to get some crafting done as well. I'll show you what I've been working on soon, but today I would like to show you another Christmas card I made back in December.

You probably know by now that I like the adorable stamps and awesome dies from The Greeting Farm, don't you? Well, I used one of their sweet images and a sentiment die on the card I want to show you today.

On this card I used pretty blue papers from DCWV and a sparkly red cardstock which was actually an old Christmas card, which I recycled. I coloured the image with polychromos, fussy cut it and raised it on foam pads for some dimension. In the left upper corner I glued the sentiment. I finished the card off with some pearls and blue star shaped sequins.

have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Scraps of life by Scrapymo!: January Rudolph days

Friday, January 22, 2021

Pop-up box card for hubby

Hello everybody! Can you belive we are already in the second half of January? Goodness, time flies so fast, doesn't it? So, how has 2021 been for you this far? Good, I hope.

At the beginning of the year I was asked to be a guest designer at the Scrapping4fun challenges

I gladly accepted and am joining the team with the new AG challenge that started today. The sponsor for this challenge is DiesRUs.

Let me show you what I made...

It's a pop-up box card that I made for my daughter to give to her daddy/my husband! It's my very first pup-up box card, if I may add... I've been wanting to make one of those for a while, but most of the time I ran out of time or felt too lazy to plan this whole design. *ooops* I know there are some dies out there that make a base for the pop-up card in a couple of seconds, but I don't have any of those so I looked for some tutorials online and then made the template for the base myself. This plus creating the "things" I wanted to have in my box resulted in this pop-up box taking quite some time to complete. I really wanted to include (at least) some of the things that my hubby likes to do, so I created a small book (because he loves reading), a camera (because he likes photography) and a computer (because ... well, you know, he's a guy and he likes to spend time behind his computer :P). I have plenty of dies and stamps, but none that I could use here (go figure!), so I designed everything myself. I did hoewever use 2 sentiment stamps once the box inserts were done. Both of the sentiments and the heart image are from The Greeting Farm. On one side of the book I stamped "Best dad ever" and on the other side I stamped some hearts. "Best dad ever" actually says "best day ever", but I changed that "y" into a "d". This sentiment comes from the "Best day Anya" set. On the computer screen I stamped "You are amazing" and that sentiment is from the "Mega-mini amazing" set. Hearts are also a TGF stamp - they are from the Girl build a onesie stamp set. I finished the pop-up box with some star inserts (stars were actually die cut).

Do you have a favourite colour combo when it comes to making cards or other crafty projects? I have quite a few to be honest, but when it comes to making things for guys I very often turn to black and gold colour combination. It's so classy, don't you think so?

That's it for me today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my creation to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes + a sentiment
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Craft-alnica: Karkoli
The house that stamps built: Anything goes - J2021
Paperbabe stamps: Picture inspiration
As you like it: Favourite colour duo (when I'm making projects for men my favourite colour combination is gold and black, because I think it looks very classy and still masculine at the same time)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy 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.

It's another card I made with the pretty papers from DCWV. And again I used the adorable Mama elephant reindeer images. I did the colouring with polychromos. I printed the sentiment from Word. It's in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays".

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything goes (optionas: upcycle or use something new) - the silver cardstock I used behind the sentiment is from an old chocolate box
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Crafty calendar: Make it cute