Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hoppy Birthday

Welcome back!

Those wintery Lawn Fawn bunnies are so adorable and I can't wait to use them for all my Easter cards too, but before I get started for Easter, there are many birthday cards to be made. See the versatile cute little bunny in my new creation:

Supplies used:
- Lawn Fawn: Snow Day
- Patterned paper
- Craft cardstock
- SSS Stencil
- Wink of stellar & white gel pen
- Glossy Accents
- Translucent Embossing Paste 
- Distress Inks

It's a bit hard to see but the patterned paper has a nice texture to it and I've added some translucent Embossing Paste to give it some more 3D feel. And I love the subtle texture the white pigment ink gives on craft card stock (you need to let this dry over night!). 

Until next time!


I participate in the following challenges with this card:
Lawn Fawn's 100th Challenge: Birthdays

SSS Monday Challenge: No Rules
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Add a little Texture
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Love cats!!

Hi there!

You may have noticed from previous blogposts here that I really love cats... well, I think I'm lucky that there are so many cute cat stamps out there I can play with = )
Today's focus is on the Ai Front-&-Back stamps which are simply amazing - have a look at 2 of my creations with these:
Supplies used:
Ai Fronts & Backs cat&dog
Watercolor pencils
Patterned paper & colored cardstock (fishbowl is cut from heavy carton to give it extra dimension)
Some clear packaging for the 'glass bowl' effect
Blue gems for the bubbles

Supplies used:
Ai Fronts & Backs cat&dog
Watercolor pencils
Baker's twine
Japanese Silk Paper

See you next time!!

P.S.: these cards are mainly for the Ai Front-&-Back Challenge!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love penguins!!

Hello again,

I would like to share my new love with you: adorable 'Walter' from Stacey Yacula's (Purple Onion) latest collection! I have only recently discovered Stacey's incredible talent on Therese's blog (LostInPaper) and I immediately fell in love with these cute stamps.
I am now the proud owner of a few of these lovely critters & absolutely addicted to making cards with them!!

Here my first attempt for a love-themed card:

A bit of masking technique, some heat embossing & distress markers... that's it!

See you soon & thanks for your visit!
Take care,

Supplies used:
- Walter the pinguin from Stacey Yacula (Purple Onion)
- Distress Inks (tumbled glass, peacock feathers, pumice stone, faded jeans)
- White & Seafoam embossing powder
- Watercolor pencils
- Black & white card stock

I participate in the following challenges with this card:
Cas-ual Friday Challenge: Love Watercolor

SSS Wednesday Challenge: bright & beautiful
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stempelküche Challenge #12: von Herzen

Inspiration Journal: Love is in the air

RIC Challenge #77 - Jenny Packham

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Longing for summer...

Hi there & thanks for stopping by again!

I must admit the short winter days in Europe & the low temperatures are slowly getting to me, so I decided to bring the summer into my crafting room:

This was a special project not only to lift my own mood, but also as a birthday gift for my friend who loves to travel the world (particularly the sunny & relaxing places).

What's special about this card is the see-through shaker element on the front panel, where all adhesive is nicely hidden behind hand-cut frames & palm trees (as you may know I still don't have a die cutting machine so I make everything by hand, and I actually like the outcome a lot).
Adhering the thread for the hammocks was a little fiddly I admit, but the end result shows that it's worth the effort!

And by the way: the white sequins in the shaker part should imitate some white wash of the waves... in case you were wondering =D

I for my part want to go to my favorite Australian beach now... oh if it wasn't so far away!

Thanks for spending some time with me here & I hope you like what you see.
Until next time!

Supplies used:
Paper Smooches - Happy Place
Distress Inks (wild hones, tumbled glass, peacock feathers)
White & colored card stock
Natural twine
White & see through sequins

I participate in the following challenges with this card:
Virginia's Challenge #12: Shaker Cards
February's Theme: Shaker Cards
RIC #77: Jenny Packham
Cas-ual Fridays #136: Watercolor (Distress Inks)

SSS Wednesday Challenge: bright & beautiful
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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