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)