Monday, October 16, 2017

Tea Time

It's windy out there and sky is darkening more and more. It's Ophelia, or what ever is left of this hurricane, coming for a visit. We are all safe and well and it's a perfect time for a nice cup of tea!

Lili of the Valley stamps are cute, how ever long you have had them, and over and over again it is nice to take a stamps and markers out and do something!

Again I took and embossing folder and sanding paper out. The effect is such a nice change for most of the time using design papers.

Easel cards are easy to make and it doesn't need too much to secure the standing. This time I glued 5 4mm rhinestones. Works well :)

Card blank - Craft UK
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Colours - Promarkers (Letraset)
BP - stash
Die cuts - Tonic Studios, Spellbinders, Sizzix
Embossing folder - bought from China, no marking for manufacturer
Embossed card - Tim Holtz brand
+ a bit of sanding
Flowers - made by me
Rhinestones and ribbons - stash

I hope there is still time to take part:
Passion for Promarkers - #416 Embossing
Color Inspiration Monday - Hand Colored Images 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes 
Cutie Pie Challenge - must be cute - #116 THINK PINK

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bunch of Flowers

Thankfully we have had quite beautiful autumn weather here in Yorkshire, but bunch of flowers always makes you feel warmer. I prefer flowers in their natural habitat, not in a vase. Embossed, stamped, hand crafted, drawn, painted, etc etc are all beautiful and those ones I love.

Here is one flowery card I made yesterday:

Card blank - Craft UK 8x8
Embossing Folder - 

Card Stock - blue is Tim Holtz brand and after embossed it, I used sandpaper to make the image clearer. (I LOVE sanding)

BP - stash - it was fun to cut pieces of 2" wide strips to cover 8x8 card - very therapeutic 

Flowers - made by me and Silhouette Cameo cutter 
Paper for Flowers - Lidl 

Sentiment - by using Silhouette Cameo cutter pens and blade

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Music Sweet Music

Autumn is knocking the door and when you need some cheering up (cheer up and chin up), Art Impressions stamps are just perfect for any occasion.

Here is one of my favourites, hehe, it's me although I don't have a piano, but enthusiasm is like looking at the mirror, perfect :)

Card blank - 8x8 die cutting using Go Kreate Frilly #7
Coloring - Promarkers from Letraset (old name)
Backing papers - Dovekraft / Lidl 
Gems - stash
Flowers - me, scraps, gems, glue and Tonic Studios punch
Distressing touch - Ranger Tim Holtz
Sentiment - sort of from Cliff Richard's Congratulations song

Challenges for this one:
Passion for ProMarkers - #415 Pretty in Pink

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Looking for Greener Grass

There is something very sweet in this stamp. From the biggest to the smaller they work together to give Mr Big Pig a chance to look for the greener grass. 

Got this stamp from eBay years ago, but unfortunately never got the front part. Never mind, this is such a beauty anyway. Not the first time I made this to a card :) 

All farm animals like spring and yay! will get out and enjoy sunshine, nice warm promise of summer and want to wonder around. (Clearly I have no idea of real farm life, but here we go!)

Stamp - Art Impressions U1719 Pig (front and) Back
Colours - Prismacolors Pencils
Card blank - Craft UK
Backing papers - Trimcraft
Flowers - small made using Cheery Lynn die + distress inks
Flowers - big made using Britannia die + distress inks
Card stock - Image stamped on Papermill 300gsm ivory card
and white hammered card backing is from Crafter's Companion
Cutting die - Go Kreate Frilly #3
Anything else - stash

Some nice challenges:

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    What the Bookshelf Is For

    Adorable stamp, isn't it? Two cats relaxing and feeling cosy. Millions of details to colour, and that is what I love about this Charles Wysocki's stamp "Frederick the Literate".

    Card blank - 8x8 Craft UK
    Stamp - Charles Wysocki "Frederick the Literate" (Stamps Happen) - I've been looking for information of when the stamp was released, but no luck. Artist passed away 2002 and stamp was released by Mosaic Licensing. 
    Colouring - Promarkers and Flexmarkers
    Design Papers - Trimcraft
    All the rest - stash

    Passion for ProMarkers - Week 386 Lace/Ribbon/Twine
    Crafty Creations - #336 Always Anything Goes 
    Retro Rubber Challenge - (must use rubber stamp you had for some time/at least a year) - Anything Goes
    Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
    The Ribbon Girls - must use ribbon, must be a card – Any Card with Ribbon 
    Color Inspiration Monday Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
    Crafting from the Heart Always Anything Goes

    Thursday, March 09, 2017

    Wedding Congratulations

    I'm sure 3D paper crafting is familiar and popular everywhere and it's something I've always enjoyed. Here's my wedding congrats keepsake for a couple who are in same congregation where I am and I was privileged to design and make all wedding stationary. (Hmm... I should have pics somewhere!)

    A Very Proud Grandma Presents

    Long time since last blogging. Well, here I am now and happy. Happy because I am a GRANDMOTHER. It was quite certainly one of the happiest days in my life when son told me the news that they are expecting. I was laughing and crying same time, heart was singing tunes and I felt so proud and happy for my son and daughter-in-law.

    Here's the one I sent after birth.

    Colouring by Promarkers and Flexmarkers
    Flowers coloured using Distress Inks
    Embossing board is Keepsake Glitter Girls Board #50
    Die cuts Marianne Design
    Cardstock Crafter's Companion

    Challenge for this: