Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Felt Christmas ornaments

Hello everybody! How are you doing? For the last month or so I have been working on Christmas cards and some Christmas gifts to give to friends. I don't know about you, but I much prefer giving and receiving handmade gifts, especially for Christmas - be it handmade ornaments, cookies, a nice card .... Anything really. I think a thoughtful handmade gift makes the holidays even more special. Do you like to give/receive handmade gifts? If yes, what is your favourite thing to give/receive? Last year I was giving away these mini angels (along with homemade cookies), and this year I am working on felt ornaments and will probably make some homemade "nutella" (probably better if I call it "hazelnut spread") to give it away together with the ornament.

You can find several recipes for homemade hazelnut spread online, so I will not share the one I am using, but I will share with you some of the felt ornaments I've made so far. Some of them have already been claimed, but I still have a little bit of time to make more. However, I realized I need to (or better said "want to") buy some new dies - e.g. Christmas tree die, a snowman die. You know, just to make my life easier and not have to cut everything out myself. Do you have any suggestions on which dies I could (should) buy? 

These are all completely handmade by me. I used different colours of felt, beads from my stash and some embroidery thread for the stitching. I used Memory box dies for the stockings, circle dies for the Christmas puddings and Spellbinders round corner square die for some of the presents (it took me a while to remember I have those and I don't have to cut the base out by hand). Christmas trees have been cut out by scissors. Do you like them? Which one is your favourite? To be honest I can't decide. I reeeeeeally like the Christmas tree one (though that one was quite a pain to cut out by scissors, so I reeeally want a die with a similar shape), but I also love the little presents and that pink stocking. Heck, I really can't choose just one. I like them all and I hope the recipients will like them as well.

So much from me for today. Have a wonderful December! And merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in case I don't make it back here before the year ends. :)

I'd like to enter my ornaments to the following challenges:
Vesela hiška: Prazniki
Friendship challenge: Es ist Weihnachtszeit
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Cut it up: Christmas project
A place to start: Anything goes (optional twist: Happy holidays)
PIP: Challenge 2251
Creative crafting uncles: Christmas and/or Happy New Year

Friday, August 26, 2022

Pink and black Christmas

Hey hey! How are you doing? Have you managed to get any days off and relax a bit? Or maybe do some crafting? I have to admit I haven't done as much crafting as I had hoped I would, but I'm planning to catch up in the following weeks.

Today I want to show you a Christmas card. And this one is very far from my usual style. But to shake things up a bit I decided to create a non-traditional Christmas card. I've been eyeing the pink and black Christmas paper pad from Craft Sensations for about a month, before I actually made a plunge and bought it. I probably have enough papers to last me a lifetime, but I just couldn't resist. *ooops* Anyways, when I was thinking about making a Christmas card in non traditional colours, I knew I wanted to use papers from this paper pad. And this is how the card turned out ...

So, how do you like this colour combination for Christmas? Do you prefer traditional or untraditional colours for Christmas? For a change I also didn't use a coloured image on my card. Instead I used a big "Merry Christmas" die from The greeting farm.

I wish you a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Vesela hiška: Kvadrat
Girlz creative: Alles mag
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: August Rudolph's day challenge

Friday, July 15, 2022

Waving hello

Hello! How are you doing? Summer is in full swing - at least in my part of the world. Have you managed to dip your toes into the ocean yet? The sweet little mermaid that is the star of the card I'm about to show you sure enjoys her time in the water. The image is a Sweet November stap and I coloured it with polychromos.

When making a card, do you usually colour your image first or choose the papers first? I always choose the papers first and then colour the image to match the papers. But this time I first did the colouring. And then when I went to look for the papers to use on this card I ran into a problem. I have A LOT of paper pads so imagine my shock when I couldn't find a single sheet of paper I could (or wanted to) use on my card. So I dived into my huge stock of paper scraps and found the green one and the white corrugated cardstock that you can see on the card. Once the papers were chosen the card came together pretty easily. 

To embellish the card I used some pearly and crystals from my stash and I even managed to use some of the marine themed washi tape that I've had in my stash for a while. Score! When all that was done, I thought the card was still missing something, one last tiny detail. And this is where the small shell stickers came in. I didn't have anything suitable, so I asked my little one if she could help. And she could - I guess buying her all those sticker books actually paid off. :P lol

Well, that's all from me for today. Have a wonderful summer! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Vesela hiška: Poletje
Craft-alnica: Poletje
Girlz creative: Fishing/Maritime
We love stamping: Anything stamped with the option of hot sunny colours
NBUS: Challenge #40 (stamp set is new)

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Is it too early for holiday cards?

Hello everybody! How are you doing? It's been a while since I posted anything here. But a lot has been going on here and I barely had any free time. Not that I complain though, pretty much all of the things that kept me busy had been super fun. :D 

While I've been enjoying the lovely sunny days, I'm already thinking about December and all the holidays that come with it. Who's with me? Do you work on your holiday cards all year long or you, like me, wait til the last minute to make some? The card I am about to show you was made some time ago, but I'm determined to start making more holiday cards soon. 

Today's card was inspired by my other card that I shared with you here. I just love this adorable penguin image from Whimsy stamps and I was pretty happy with the layout of my previous card so I decided to use a similar one here. Between the layers I used foam pads for some extra dimension.

I coloured the image with polychromos and I used stickles and liquid applique on parts of the image. The papers are from DCWV. The only embellishment I used on this card were some small pearls.

So this is it for today. Have a great day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: June Rudolph's day challenge
Vesela hiška: Pravokotnik
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
Crafty Catz: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Mouse on a Christmas ornament

Hello everybody! How are you doing? We had such a beautiful weather over the last couple of days. We just had to go outside and enjoy the sun. I hope you managed to enjoy some sunshine over the weekend too.

So, what are your thoughts on CAS cards? I love them, but I barely ever make them, because I find them pretty hard to make. So I applaud to all of you who make them all the time and rock them. Well, in any case, this time I decided to go down this route too. And this is the result.

I have a confesion to make ... I have a hard time throwing away pieces of pretty design paper so I have quite a few scraps lying around. I used one of those leftover pieces on today's card. I kept the rest of the card white. On another piece of paper I stamped this adorable mouse from Wild rose studio and coloured it with my polychromos. Then I fussy cut it, put some foam pads on the back of it and glued it on the card. Under the image I stamped a festive sentiment.

Since I wanted to keep the card clean and simple I didn't add any embelishments.

That's it from me for now. Have a wonderful day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:

Snippets playground: Challenge 426
Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!: April Rudolph days
613 Avenue create: Anything goes

Monday, March 21, 2022

Spring lollipop card

Hey hey! How are you doing? A lot has been going on here. Since spring is knocking on the door, we are using the nicer weather to go on walks, trips etc. This weekend we were quite busy, but it was fun. We met with some friends we haven't seen in a while, the little one attended a birthday party and we also went to a concert. On top of that I also did a lot of baking. As I said, it was a busy (but fun) weekend. What have you been up to?

Believe it or not, I actually managed to do some crafting lately as well. Only a short period of time at a time, but little by little and I got it done. At the very last minute if I might add. But hey, it was done in time and that is all that matters, right?  

So, without further ado, let me show you the lollipop card I've been talking about. 

I used an older Magnolia image and coloured it with polychromos. I used craft sensations paper to create rosette which is the the base for my lollipop card. Have you ever made a lillipop card? They are really fun to make and I have a tutorial here if you want to learn how to make one. :) 

I decorated the card with some flowers and a butterfly sticker. The white tulips and green leaves are from I am roses, and I made the other flowers myself - I wanted to create a daffodil and black hellebore.

I hope you like my creation. 

So much for today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my lollipop card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Pomladno cvetje (tulipani, narcisa in črni teloh)
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Fun in the snow

Hey hey! It's another foggy day in my corner of the world. You know, one of those days when you wake up but just want to go back to sleep because you don't feel like doing anything. Has that ever happened to you? That's me today. *oops* I did kick myself in the butt though to get things done. Coffee sure helped with that ... And now am I am having a lazy and relaxing evening. I'm watching (or should I say "listening to") a documentary on National Geographic while writing this post. 

Yesterday evening I finally made a card that I've been wanting to make for the last two weeks. I just haven't had the time before (or better said "I didn't take the time to do it before"). And I need to make 2 more cards in the next week. I know that's not a challenge for most of you, but it definitely is for me. I'm a super slow crafter and it usually takes me a couple of days (sometimes even more than a week *eeek*) to complete one card. Fingers crossed I will manage. 

Anyways, let me show you my newest card ...

Yup, it's wintry card again. One would think I can't even make other kind of cards anymore. But I can, I promise. ;) I made a wintry card because I really wanted to use this penguin stamp on my card. You see, this card is made for the person who gave me this stamp and I wanted her to see how I used it on a card.

As usually I did the colouring with polychromos. The papers are from DCWV paper pad. I used lots of crystals, pearls and die cuts to decorate the card. It's really sparkly in person - just the way I like it. ;) I hope you do too ...

Have an amazing day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Bleščeče snežinke
Krafty chicks: Stamp act
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Snippets playground: Challenge 421 (lots of snippets were used on this card - this time I even remembered to take some pics of some of the snippets I used :P ; mind you those were taken in the evening when I was making a card, so the quality is terrible; sorry about that)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Special gift for a friend

Heya! How are you doing? Me, I've been having fun trying out some new things - with papers, but also other kinds of crafts and I've been experimenting in the kitchen as well. I'm keeping myself busy. ;) What other things do you like to do besides papercrafting?

A short while ago a friend of ours celebrated his birthday and I had to come up with an idea fo a gift. What do you give a man who has everything for his birthday? I was scratching my head for a little bit and then it hit me ... A trip to nostalgia! I made a plan to create a basket and fill it with some of the products that were introduced the same year our friend was born - in this case that was 1982. I was also toying with the idea of creating a sort of special basket. Browsing the pinterest for ideas, I decided to make a balloon basket. So I gathered the supplies and went to work. I had to go out and buy a balloon, but everything else I needed to make this basket (a cardboard box, scissors, decorative paper, paper straws and bbq sticks) I'd already had at home. 

With the help of google I made a list of the things I wanted to put in the basket. I decided to buy the following things:
  • Vienetta ice cream
  • Ferrero Rocher (I know that one was actually introduced in 1979, but that was just in Italy, it wasn't until 1982 that it was introduced in other parts of Europe as well, so I decided that counts too :P)
  • Ritter Sport mini chocolates
  • caffeine free pepsi
  • diet coke
  • S. King's "The running man"
Once the gift basket was complete it looked like this.

There is definitely room for improvement, but at the end of the day I was happy with how it turned out and the birthday boy liked it as well, so I think that's all that matters. I had lots of fun putting this "trip to nostalgia basket" together so I will definitely make more of them.

I'm sorry about the bad photos, but the weather was terrible when I took them. 

Have a lovely day!

I'd like to enter my gift basket to the following challenges:
River of creativity: Anything goes
613 Avenue create: Anything goes
Sognado scrap: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes

Friday, January 21, 2022

Snowball fight

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you had lovely holidays and that January has been good for you so far. I can't complain. Over the holiday season I took a short break from crafting so I could spend more time with my family and do more things with them. But now I'm slowly finding my way to my crafty place again. Currently I'm working on a special birthday present for a friend of ours. It is not finished yet, so I can't show it to you, but I promised to share some pictures of it when it's done. In the meantime I would like to share with you a winter card I made ...

How adorable are these pinguins?! Each time I look at this image I start smiling. They look ready for some winter fun (meaning: snowball fighting :P). I never shy away from the snowball fight, in fact, I much enjoy them. What about you?

I did the colouring with polychromos and I added some stickles on parts of the snowballs and snow. The papers are from DCWV. The only embellishments I used are a pearl and some small star sequins.

I used foam pads between the layers to give the card some dimension.

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite colouring medium (pencils for me, because I think they are easier to control than markers)