14 November, 2017

Scrapbooking layout: Lucky. For Craft Stamper blog challenge

In Craft Stamper blog so many gorgeous stamping projects have already been linked to our November blog challenge. I hope you play along: There's a cool prize to be won for one lucky person: A stamp sheet of the winner's choise by RubberDance!

My challenge inspiration project is a 12" layout I made a short while back:

Lately I've been mainly creating cards, so it was a true pleasure to play on a large 12" paper. Scrapbooking is so much fun!
Many of the background elements already existed on this lovely paper by Cocoa Daisy; I just added a few more stamped patterns.

View all the gorgeous DT inspiration projects *here*. Hope I'll have a chance to see a picture of your challenge entry among the November projects!

Wishing you a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by in my blog!

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09 November, 2017

A Catty Birthday Card for Craft Stamper Blog Challenge

Can you believe it's already November?! With my Christmas cards still in early planning phase I wanted to show you a cute birthday card I made for Craft Stamper November blog challenge:

The adorable group of cats was stamped with my new 'The Cat's Meow' stamp set by Mama Elephant. I bought the clear set of stamps together with the coordinating die set, and being able to simply die-cut the coloured image is always a big help.

For the background I used an old Basic Grey paper that I decorated with dabbing yellow acrylic paint through a stencil.

I hope my catty birthday card inspires you to play along our November Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge. One lucky randomly chosen winner will get an amazing prize:  A stamp sheet of the winner's choice from RubberDance collection!

For all challenge details please visit Craft Stamper blog *here*.

Wishing you a nice day!
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29 October, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hope your weekend went well. Maybe you had a chance to go to a Halloween party?

My kids are celebrating Halloween on Tuesday, and I had an important task to do: My daughter wanted to give her friends Halloween cards on the party night, and I had promised to make her a few. The main images I had die-cut already a while back, so yesterday I put the elements together and finished the cards.

Here's how they turned out:

Halloween cards with Sizzix Big Shot

Isn't that Halloween die set ('Sizzix Thinlits: Spooky') cute! I loved playing with the paper dolls; that versatile design is so inspirational! I even used the same doll for a bit different card theme; I will show you the girly birthday card in another post soon.

Halloween card with Sizzix Big Shot

The yellow oval in the background is die-cut from a sheet of white paper I had painted with spray mists. Having a quite solid color behind the main images allowed me to use a patterned paper underneath; a solid color balanced the look and the card did not appear too busy.

The black fence is die-cut using a Sizzix / Tim Holtz border die from a few years back.

Halloween cards with Sizzix Big Shot

I think she liked the cards, and I'm hoping her friends will like them, too!

Wishing you a nice new week!

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13 October, 2017

Paper weaving on a birthday card

I love trying out new techniques for card backgrounds! Inspired by paper weaving tutorials I found on Pinterest I made this flower card:

There are many great paper weaving designs that are suitable for a card background. Paper weaving is not difficult at all, but for avoiding trouble along the way you should measure the width of the strips with a ruler (both background openings and the strips you're using for weaving), and use a ruler and a crafting knife for cutting. 

I made a picture tutorial for this card; it can be read at Imagine blog *here*

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by in my blog :)

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