Friday, 19 April 2019

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating this weekend. Here in Greece, Greek Orthodox Easter is being celebrated next week, so it makes more sense for us to celebrate along with the Greeks next weekend.

I do have an Easter card to share. When Uniko was having a fabulous sale a few weeks ago, I could not help myself. I just had to order a few products I had been eyeing, such as the Passiflora stamp set and the Broken lines stencil, and they arrived within a week. Woot! I used them both to create this card.

I love that Bev has included those tiny spirals that are helping the plant climb. I think they add extra interest to the design.

I used glitter embossing paste to create my background. I had masked off the area where I wanted to add my embossing paste, but then decided I liked it better with a frame. The images were stamped using CP inks. After die cutting all of the elements, I blended a little ink (Lemon ice) to the tips of the petals. The sentiment (from an old sentiment set by Clearly Besotted) was stamped using Grape Crush ink (CP)

After I had created my card, my husband invited me to take a look in the garden, since our own passiflora had started flowering as well. We had planted them in our garden back in the Netherlands, and we were thrilled to discover that the previous tenants of our current house had planted one as well. 

I'm playing at:

CAS Stencil - Embossing pastes/gels

Uniko - #52 Spring (optional: Easter)

Stamping Sensations - April showers bring May flowers

Sparkles Forum - #115 Flowers or religious

Monday, 15 April 2019

Crafty friends

Hello there. I'm popping in with a very quick post to show this card I created for a crafty friend.

I started by blending CP inks (Limoncello and Samba) through my NBUS Blossom stencil from Create a Smile. The crayon stamp is by Whimsy Stamps, and the sentiment stamp and die are by CAS-ual Fridays. I created my own coloured cardstock using the Samba ink onto a scrap before die cutting and die cut the sentiment again using some black fun foam.

I'm linking up my card at:

Create a Smile - Crafty friends

SSS Wednesday - No designer paper

Since I have been using my cut-offs for the strip and die cut sentiment, 
I'm also allowed to enter the gates to Pixie's Snippets Playground - #350

Sunday, 14 April 2019


Hello and welcome to my blog! I have been playing with my new stamp set by STAMPlorations (designed by Becca Cruger) and came up with three different versions. Here they are together.

For the first one, I embossed one of the skinny frames of the Frames die set by Simon Says Stamp before stamping my image and sentiment using my Misti. Next, I flipped the flower stamp, so  that I could add colour using the solid side of my stamp. I started with Tiara ink (CP inks) and then added some Sauna (CP inks) for a bit of variation. For the stem, I used Lime Rickey (CP inks). I added some splatters using Tiara and Lime Rickey. Before adhering my panel flat to my card base, I reinforced the embossed lines using my score board and tool. To finish off, I added a few sequins (Studio Calico).

I'm linking up this card at:

Time Out - #133

SSS Wednesday - No designer paper

HLS CAS - One-layer card

For my second card, I switched out the sentiment and added the skinny die cut frame to the embossed impression.

I'm linking up this one at:

STAMPlorations CAS - Anything CAS goes

For my third card, I switched to a lighter yellow for the flower (Limoncello and Tiara) and used an old Cuttlebug strip/folder to ground the image. I trimmed off a strip on the left of my panel before mounting it to my green card base. To finish off, I rounded the top right corner using my 1/4 inch corner chomper.

I'm linking up this one at:

AAA Cards - #137 Made in minutes + dry embossing

CAS on Friday - #155 Spring

ATSM - #336 Anything goes