Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
I still have quite a few last-minute Christmas cards to share. To be honest, most of this year's Christmas cards were more or less last-minute. A great incentive to start working on next year's cards asap!
Anyway, today's cards were made using part of the stencil and one of the stamps that came in a Tonic magazine kit that I purchased earlier this year. I simply could not resist the huge snowflake die set that came in the kit.
Tuesday, 27 December 2022
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, 25 December 2022
Wishing you all a Joyous Christmas!
Friday, 2 December 2022
Hello everyone. I am back with a few more pinkish Christmas cards. I started creating the one with the pink background for the annual pink challenge for Jingle Belles back in October but did not manage to finish it before my trip to the Netherlands.
And because it's such a simple as well as fun card to create, using only some patterned paper (Tonic Studio Christmas kit), a die (Winnie & Walter), a NBUS stamp (Crafter's Companion) and some black ink, I created a few more. This time, I decided to keep the background white.
I'm linking up my trio of cards at:
Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards - Q for quick and quirky
Sparkles Christmas - #143 Non-traditional Christmas colours
SSS Wednesday - Anything goes
I stamped my NBUS image (Crafter's Companion) and coloured it using CC TriMarkers. I then coloured the background using a Copic marker and used a piece of soft rag and rubbing alcohol for a softer effect.
Do check out the CCC challenge blog and sign up for next month's card exchange!
Friday, 25 November 2022
Hello everyone. I have two more cards to share for my Christmas stash.
I'm playing at:
Beccy's Month of holiday cards - P for patterned paper
November Rudolph Days - Always AG Christmas
52 weeks to Christmas - Geïnspireerd door DP/Inspired by DP
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Hello everyone. I'm back with two more cards for my Christmas card stash.
Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Hello everyone. I originally started these cards for the annual October pink challenge at Jingle Belles, but did not have time to finish them before my trip to the Netherlands.
Sunday, 20 November 2022
Hello everyone. Two more quick Christmas cards from me.
When I was visiting my sister last month, we had some crafty time together and I had a play with one of her rubber background stamps and a paper pad with punch-out images.
Saturday, 19 November 2022
Another quick Christmas card from me. I picked up an A4 paper pad with background papers and precut printed images when I was in the Netherlands last month for a family visit.
I had created several backgrounds using the same stencil and a soft green ink and decided the background would go well with some of the images from the paper pad.
I combined the cozy armchair and tree with the rug.
The paper pad also contains several images and sentiments on vellum.
I cut out one of the sentiments and hid the liquid glue after the holly leaves.
Friday, 18 November 2022
Hello everyone! I am finally getting busy with this year's Christmas cards. This one came together very quickly since it was created with elements from my UFO box and some light background stencilling.
I'm linking up my card at:
C is for ... cup, coffee, cocoa
Sunday, 2 October 2022
Hello everyone! I'm back!
I am ready to get back to crafting, and the Card Chain Challenge seemed like the perfect incentive to sit down and actually try something new.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope to be back with more creations soon!
Monday, 2 May 2022
Hello everyone! It's the second of the month, which means it's time for another CCC reveal.
I'm still very busy working on my own personal growth, but the Card Chain Challenge is a good incentive to create at least one card a month, even if I'm usually late in sending it out.
Anyway, this past month my card went to Tina in Slovenia.
Saturday, 2 April 2022
Hello everyone! It's the second of the month, which means it's time to show you the card that I sent out for the March Card Chain Challenge.
Life has been busy this past month with work and personal stuff, so I did not have a lot of time to spend in my craftroom. That's why I pulled out an old card from my stash to send to Pia in Norway. It was perfect for this month's themes of friendship and farm. Besides, it was perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Some of you may have seen this card before on my blog. It was a super quick and CAS card that I created using a digital image by Faith Skrdla of From the Heart Stamps, who sadly passed away much too soon a few years ago. This card reminds me of how her images always make me smile, so I intend to create some more cards using the images that I own.
Do check out the other cards that were exchanged worldwide this month. If you want to join the fun, you have until April, 6th to link up for the April Card Chain exchange. You can play as often as you like, since you need to link up for each month that you wish to play.
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Hello everyone. It's the second of the month, which means it's time to show you all what I created for the Card Chain Challenge. This month, my card went to Debbie in Michigan, who was participating for the very first time this month.
Saturday, 19 February 2022
Hello everyone! I almost typed in 'Eat more greens!' as the title. I don't normally use much green on my cards but I am trying to incorporate more plants into my diet, so maybe that explains why I have 2 cards to share today that are predominantly green. Or maybe it's simply because I wanted to create cards for a few challenges LOL.
Anyway, my first card was created especially for the current Let's Squash It challenge, where I am guest designing this month. I thought this was a good moment to ink up my NBUS dandelion embossing folder (part of an embossing folder and stamp set, Fairy Wishes, Practical Publishing) that I bought last year or so. I used distress oxides and a small brayer to add colour to the EF before running it through my die cutting machine with a panel of Crafter's Companion watercolour card. I repeated my inking with the various greens until I was happy with the coverage. I stamped the block of sentiments (NBUS Subway Art: Dare, STAMPlorations) using the darkest green ink. I used the photopolymer stamp but I have just discovered that is also available as a digital set, together with the Subway Art Create sentiments. For my insect, I used this sweet ladybug brad from a NBUS set that I bought from the Eyelet Outlet many years ago. On the spur of the moment, I decided to also stamp a snail from the Fairy Wishes stamp set. I did not want to trim my panel, so I added it to an A6 card base.
I'm linking up my card at:
Let's Squash It - #17 Green + insect
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Hello everyone. It's time for a new challenge at Let's Squash It, and I'm thrilled to be making a guest appearance this month after being crowned the Empress of Squash for these cards that I created for the challenge back in December.
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
Hello everyone. It's the second of the month (where did January go?!), so it's time to reveal the cards that were exchanged last month for the Card Chain Challenge.
My card went to Michaela in Austria, who joined us for the first time this month.
Monday, 31 January 2022
Hello everyone. Hope your week is off to a great start.
I managed to create a card in the nick of time for the current Under the Sea theme at Let's Squash It!
This was a perfect opportunity to take out my NBUS stamps and embossing folder that came with a UK crafting magazine (Creative Stamping 97) that I recently ordered in a sale.
I started by die cutting a panel from CC watercolour card using a stitched rectangle die (SSS). Next, I used one of my NBUS Tim Holtz diffusers that I have had for a few years but never used so far (because I could not find them when I actually did want to use them ... sound familiar?). I had intended to centre my embossing, but the diffuser shifted. I decided to go with the flow and love how it turned out in the end.
I used a brush to wet the embossed area before dropping in some smooshed distress ink colours and used a foam applicator to add a little Faded Jeans on some of the raised area once the panel was dry. I used Juniper mist ink (Catherine Pooler) to stamp some small fish and add colour to my sentiment strip before heat embossing one of the sentiments from the stamp set.
The dolphins from the set were stamped using Memento black ink, coloured in with Copics, fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.
To finish up, I did some stamping on the inside using Juniper Mist. The happy birthday sentiment is from a SSS stamp set.
I'm linking up my card at:
Let's Squash It! - #16 Under the Sea
Wednesday, 26 January 2022
Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by. I have another duo of cards to share for a couple of challenges.
I had these stamped and die cut Christmas gingerbread cookies (Gingerbread Fun, Paper Discovery) in my UFO box after creating some cards last year, so these cards were really quick to put together.
All I needed to do was add a selection of gingerbread cookies to a strip of dark red cardstock and adhere these to my cards. A simple sentiment (Winnie & Walter) finished them off.
I'm linking up my cards at:
Jingle Belles - Getting fit for 2022 / sweets and treats