Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Birthday card with brown-black fluffy dog

My darling nephew will be 9 in November and what's new, with his brother he became a dog owner this month. He has a brown-black fluffy baby dog, called Füge (Fig). 

So I decided to make him a birthday card with his new friend.

For this card, I used Stephanie Barnard Cookie stamp what I bought to make cards with my Rozi, my bichon bolognese who looks exactly like Cookie. But since Füge is a boy and brown-black, I had to make some alterations, e.g. cut off the ribbon from the top of the head.

What I used:

Graphic45, Children's Hour stamp - I used the number 9 from this set

Ranger Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Archival inks

Ranger embossing powders (silver, clear)

And here is a not too good photo of the real Füge.

He is so cute, isn't he?

With my card, I would like to join the challenge of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog: It's a dog's life

Monday, 16 October 2017

PaperArtsy Christmas ornaments

Over at PaperArtsy blog there is a new challenge, called Pearlescent. And as I really liked the theme I decided to make a feminine Christmas card with pearls using my earlier design with the Scrapcosy stamps.

First I cut out a card base from a First Edition Christmas paper pad. Next, I stamped small dots onto a cream colour cardstock with the Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Small Dots background stamp. I sprinkled it with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder and melted it.

Then I cut out a square from the dotted cream colour cardstock. 

I also used the Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder for the ornaments and for the text label.

I coloured my ornaments with Ranger Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet). As you can see, I added some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to the right-hand side ornament - I think the difference is remarkable.

I used Pumice Stone for the edges.

In the end, I adhered two silver pearls to the corners.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Autumn tag with felt flowers

Here I am again with my new make, an autumnal thank you tag. The flowers are made of felt, but the greens are paper.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Small Tattered Flowers by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Frameworks Die, Trellis by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Simple Saying by Tim Holtz

Penny Black Die, Nature's Song


acrylic paints

Ranger Distress inks


With my tag I would like to join:

- the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Not a card

- the Wednesday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Thinking of you

- the challenge of A Vintage Journey: Crazy For Autumn Colour

- Creative Artiste: Anything mixed media goes (31)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Canvas with scarecrow and tree

Two days ago my daughter asked me to make her something, a decoration on her wall. She didn't mind if the theme was autumnal or Halloween, but it couldn't be scary.

And because I haven't used the Scarecrow die yet, it was time to create something with it. And to make it more child-friendly, I gave this scarecrow a personality.

What I used:

So this is a little (13x18cm) canvas. 

First I adhered a napkin paper with decoupage glue with creating many wrinkles during the process.

After drying I put a layer of white acrylic paint (DecoArt White Wash).

After drying I coloured with watered acrylic paints (DecoArt).

After drying I tried to colour slightly the wrinkles with light brown Derwent crayon.

The tree was painted with acrylic paint, all the other elements are inked (Ranger Distress).

The pumpkin is from Brenda Brown when last year I won a giveaway on her blog. It was perfect here, so thank you, Brenda!

With my canvas I would like to join the following challenges:

- Monday Challenge of Simon Says Stamp: Not a card

- A Vintage Journey: Crazy For Autumn Colour

- Creative Artiste Mixed Media: Anything mixed media goes (31)

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Christmas card with a car and flying Santa

Again, I used Tim Holtz "Home for the holiday" Thinlits die set to make this card. I said again because 2 weeks ago I've already shown you a similar card.

Here I used another Thinlits die set, the "Village Christmastime" from Sizzix-Tim Holtz.

And here I spritzed the snow.

And... I put vellum behind the car windows.

With my card I would like to join the Wednesday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Christmas.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Christmas card with PaperArtsy ornaments

Let me show you my latest creation, this vintage Christmas card with one of the PaperArtsy Scrapcosy stamps.

You can find my tutorial on the Country View Crafts blog.

With my card I would like to join:

- the PaperArtsy challenge: Glitter

- the Wednesday challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Christmas

Friday, 6 October 2017

Christmas card with elf by MFT

When yesterday I finished my Christmas card with the cutest Santa ever, I couldn't stop and I made another one with the cutest elf ever.

I also wanted to create a polka dot background but with another technique, so I used the Swiss Dots die instead of the Swiss Dots background stamp.

What I used:

With my card I would like to join:

- the MFT Sketch Challenge 353.

- the Wednesday challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Christmas

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Christmas card with Santa by MFT

For a while, I have been jumping back and forth between two themes: Halloween and Christmas. And I think I will continue this just until Halloween. Then I will stop, I promise :-)

So here is a Christmas card with MFT stamps. The background is a retired background stamp Swiss Dots, the Santa is from the Jingle All The Way set.

The red background was cut out with Die-Namics die, Pierced Rectangles Stax (MFT-349).

Here is a photo how I made the background:

I also used the Stitched Fishtail Flags dies.

With my card I would like to join:

- the MFT Sketch Challenge 353.

- the Wednesday challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Christmas

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Art Impressions - Best Witches

I've never experienced such a thing before. None of my Canon cameras reflected the real purple colour of the witch costume. It turned out blue in my every picture. So I had to use my iPhone instead although I've never made good pictures with that before :-)

But I can't deny, my iPhone picture just shows the exact colours.

Earlier I created a nearly similar card.

But here the costume of the witch is purple, not black and here I used the action wobble too. And the spiderweb is silver, not black embossed.

For cutting out the text I used the booty die of this set.

You can find the stamp here.

With my card, I would like to join the Art Impressions challenge: Jiggle a little.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Witching hour - Tim Holtz Witchcraft die

Here is my witch who arrived first to the meeting of the witches in the cemetery. Her silhouette is immense this is why it seems threatening. 

For the background, I wanted something different than my usual grey-black-purple-orange Halloween colours, so I tried the blues instead.

I used these DecoArt Americana paints: Spa Blue, Primary Blue, Grey Sky, Traditional Raw Umber.

I put a layer of DecoArt Crackle Glaze onto the surface.

Maybe you can see it better here.

I used the following Sizzix dies:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Witchcraft by Tim Holtz 

Sizzix Sizzlits Strip die, Halloween Shadows by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Magnetic die, Mini Ornate Crosses by Tim Holtz

With my card, I would like to join the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: A walk on the dark side - since I'm sure my witch is walking on the dark side :-)