Monday, January 30, 2023

Hello birdie-ful

Hello, hello! Can you believe we are already at the end of January? I just can't believe how fast the time goes by. 

Today I want to share with you a small treat box that I made. I made this one with my hubby in mind. He's the love of my life and my best friend. I feel like I can share everything with him and I am very happy to have him by my side. That's why I chose these two birdies for my creation. I feel like that even though they are different they complete each other.

All of the stamps are from the Tweety pie set from The Greeting Farm. I coloured the images with polychromos and then fussy cut them. Then I added foam pads at the back and glued them on the box. All of the papers are tiny scraps that I had in my stash. I used a blue ribbon for the closure.

The box itself is a die as well. It's actually a bag die from Gummiapan, but cut the handles off, because I felt the box worked well for what I wanted. The heart is a Spellbinders die. Hope you like my box.

Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my box to the following challenges:
A blog named hero: Crazy little thing called love
Die cut divas: Valentine's Day
My favorite things: Color challenge
Snippets playground: Challenge 446

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy hippo birthday!

Hey, hey! How are you doing? We had a lovely sunny day today, perfect for a short walk. Short, because even though it was sunny it was still cooooold. During the night we got some more snow and even though there was not enough to make a snowman, we were still able to enjoy it. I mean, you don't really need much snow to have a snowball fight, right? ;) My (not so) lil one loved every single minute of it and so did I. Sometime it's the little things that count the most, don't you agree?

A friend of mine celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago and I made a card for her. She's already received it so I can show it to you. 

I went back to my usual style (full of layers) with this one ...

Most of the time when I think of creating a bright and positive card my mind immediately goes to yellow colour, so no wonder you can see quite a lot of it here. I paired the yellow cardstock with patterned papers from MME and some white cardstock. I didn't use any embellishments, only a few die cuts to decorate the card. I am not 100% happy with how the sentiment turned out, but since I don't have a printer and no such sentiment among stamps, I had to improvise with alphabet stamps. The sentiment is in Slovenian and it means "happy birthday". I combined two stamps from the MFT stamp set to create the image I used on the card here and I did the colouring with polychromos.

I hope you can see the dimension of this card on the picture above.

So much from me today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Spots and/or stripes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Cute and/or pastel colours
AAA Birthday: Anything birthday goes

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Warm and toasty wishes

Hello everybody! We are far into January already and we have fallen back into routine. Well, sort of, we still have a bit of a problem getting up early. :P But I'm sure we'll get used to this again soon. 

Today I'm back with a new card. It's a CAS one again. I played with another adorable stamp set that I received for Christmas - Snow one like you by Pink and main. Look how happy this adorable snowman looks bathing in a hot chocolate. 

To create this card I embossed a white cardstock with a TH snowflake embossing folder and then glued little snippets of design paper and some gold washi tape over it. I added a white die-cut, over which I stamped with some snowflake stamps. On a separate piece of paper I stamped my main image, coloured it with polychromos, fussy-cut it and glued it on the card with foam pads. I added some stickles on the snowman's scarf. As a finishing touch I added some gold die-cut snowflakes in the middle of which I glued a pearl.

As mentioned above, I only used snippets on this card - I always feel good when I manage to use some of those small pieces of paper. ;) Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the snippets before I cut them and glued them on the card, but I did take a picture right after that, so you can see how much was left after I cut off what I needed for the card (the golden strip on a card is a piece of washi tape). The golden snowflakes were cut from a leftover piece of paper too - of that I actually took photo before I cut the snowflakes out.

I'm very sorry for the bad pictures, but I only have time to craft in the evening and as you can imagine the lightning is terrible then.

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes (optional: winter blues)
Snippets playground: Challenge 445 - Show us your snippets

Friday, January 13, 2023

First Communion card

Hi everybody! I was invited to be a guest designer at Cut it up challenge where a new challenge just started. It's the easiest one possible - anything goes. Just remember to include a die cut somewhere on your project. :) 

I'd like to share with you a card I made for the First Communion. I didn't have any stamps that I could use so I did some googling and I found some great ideas. I used those as an inspiration and created the card below ...

As you can see I used quite a few different die cuts. ;) Since the card I for a boy I chose a green Kaisercraft design paper and paired it with some champagne and white cardstock. I really like that green paper because it has that velvety feel when you touch it I created the chalice from the round die cut circle and glued a small flower and a some die cut leaves in the middle of it. I used a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder for the white cardstock behind the chalice.

Have a beautiful day!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Girlz creative: Anything goes
Craft rocket: Not square
De Egel: Something that starts with "K" ("kelk")

Monday, January 9, 2023

Reach for the stars

Hey, hey! How are you? We are slowly getting back to "normal". Can't believ the holidays are already over. We sure had a lot of fun and we spent much quality time together. But I guess it's time to go back to "real life" now.

I had some free time and I used it to play with some of my new goodies. First thing I inked were these adorable bunnies from The Greeting Farm; they are from the Let's go stamp set. I fell in love with this set the minute I saw it and I am soooo happy I finally got my hands on it. (Thank you, my sweet friend, for getting it for me!) 

One thing I learned while making this card is that I am terrible at ink blending and I really need to practice it. I created the cloudy background with the spun sugar distress ink and then I gold embossed the sentiment in the middle and glued some small gold star sequins around it. For the white cardstock, I stamped on some stars from the stamp set with the weathered wood distress ink and then "coloured" the stars with Stickles. Then I cut a rectangle out of it and a hole in the middle of it with another die. I fussy cut the bunnies and clouds and glued them on the card. I did the colouring with polychromos. I finished the card with some crystals. 

I'm sorry the photos are not the best and really don't do the card justice, but I hope you can see the bling and the dimension better here.

My lil one's birthday is soon coming up and she claimed this card for her birthday. I'm really glad she likes it so much.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Vesela hiška: Hitro, hitro pod odejo
Allsorts: Something new (new stamp set)
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Something new (new stamp set)
Critter crazy: Anything goes with a featured critter
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Crafty animals: Anything goes (must include an animal)
DL Art: Anything goes (January challenge)
Creations in pink: Anything goes (but mainly pink)

Friday, January 6, 2023

Waiting for snow

Hello everybody! First of all ... HAPPY NEW YEAR! How did you spend the first few days of 2023? We went to some short trips around here, but we are also spending lots of quality time together at home while we still can. Did you get any new crafty supplies from Santa? I did and I can't wait to use them. :)

Today I finished my first card in 2023 - yay me. :P It's a simple one, but I happy with it. I am still in a holiday spirit so I wanted to create a holiday/wintry card and when I was going through my stash I found this Candibean stamp from Little darlings (it's called Spread a smile of joy) that I've had for a while, but haven't used it yet so I thought it was high time to change that. So I inked the stamp up and went to work.

I coloured the image with polychromos and added some stickles here and there. Then I fussy cut the image, raised it on foam pads and glued it on the card. I finished the card with the sentiment from The Greeting Farm; I thought it went perfectly with the image. I finished the card up with some crystals.

So much from me today. Have a wonderful day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the folliwing challenges:
ABC Christmas: Y for youngsters
Stamping sensations: Add some sparkle
Creative fingers: Anything goes
NBUS: Challenge 46
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
613 Avenue create: Anything goes with optional theme "Winter"