Thursday, 9 July 2020

Interactive birthday card with crazy bird and dog

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the second inspirational project for the July challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by the lovely Sue, Do more of what makes you happy.

Well, you might know that I love polka dot and I love to create polka dot backgrounds. I also love Tim Holtz's products and mainly the Crazy series. What else? I love cheery cards too. For this card, I used one of my earlier cards as an inspiration (you can see it here). 

So here is my new interactive card:



This is not my first interactive card and when I posted my dinosaur card, I wrote a tutorial about how to make an image movable. 

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Polkadot Layering Stencil (THS068)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things (CMS237)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Crazy Birds&Things (CMS250)

Ranger Distress ink (Twisted Citron Pumice Stone, Broken China)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Black Soot)

Ranger white embossing powder

Copic Sketch markers

etc.




I think this crazy bird is so cute how she hops (flies) up and down.



So if you have a project with things you love, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where you can win a £20 voucher. I think this is a real anything goes challenge.

And here is a little video of how it works.



With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Moving parts


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Little girl on the moon

Hello crafty friends and happy July!!! I'm here with the first inspirational project for the July challenge of the Country View Challenges. Our theme was chosen by the lovely Sue: Do more of what makes you happy.

For my first card, I chose Tim Holtz products, his dies, inks, stamp and baseboard doll. Because these are my favourites. I have nearly 400 Tim Holtz related blogposts so I think it's enough proof that these are the things that make me happy.

For making this card, I had an inspirational project, one of my earlier card, a crazy dog on the moon. But later I have seen a quite similar project of the talented Emma Williams. You have to see that too because it's so beautiful (link is here). Her works always inspire me. 


To begin, I cut a rectangle panel and I blended all the blue Distress Oxide inks that I have (it means all) onto the surface. I started with the darker colours and continued with the lighter colours. Then I spattered my panel with Brushed Pewter Spray Stain.

For the text, I used the Tiny Text stamp set (CMS394) and Ranger silver embossing powder.

For the stars and moon, I used two Sizzix dies, the Crescent Moon&Stars Bigz die and the Swirling Stars Thinlits die. 

Then I used two Idea-Ology pieces. One from the Baseboard Dolls and the other from the Transparent Wings. I coloured both with Distress embossing glazes (Tattered Rose, Fossilized Amber).


So if you have a project with things you love, please don't hesitate to join our July challenge where you can win a £20 voucher. I think this is a real anything goes challenge.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Wildflowers in sunset

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the second inspirational project for the June challenge of the Country View Challenges. This time the lovely Rachel chose the theme which is Summer Fields

As you can see I created a summer field filled with wildflowers and a sunset scene. 


To begin, I cut a rectangle panel and I started to blend Ranger Distress colours onto the surface. I used Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Broken China, Faded Jeans and Black Soot. I blended more black ink around the edges but to tell the truth I slightly touched the whole surface with the black ink to darken the vivid colours a little bit.

Then I spritzed my panel with water.

Next, I started to stamp the flowers with Black Soot Archival ink from the Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers (CMS253) and Winter Watercolor (CMS354) stamp sets.




I placed my panel to a black rectangle panel, then to a grey card. And that's it! My card was ready.


And a last photo:


So if you have a project with a summer field, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.


Sunday, 14 June 2020

Bookmark - rabbit with parachute

For making this bookmark I had two inspirations. One of them was my earlier bookmark with the same rabbit and the second was the current MFT sketch challenge, the Sketch 493.


I used two MFT stamp sets illustrated by Stacey Yacula for creating this bookmark. The Sky High and the Scene Builder. The latter stamp set is one of my favourites and I think it will soon become the most frequently used stamp set by me. 

And here I share with you a tutorial of making the field because I will need this later.

So, I started with YG0000:

  
Next with YG25


Next YG23


Next G21


Next YG11


Then I repeated again with YG0000


And then YG21



For the tree, I used YG67, YG63, YG61.



I hope this tutorial will be useful for you too!

And here is an another photo of the finished bookmark.



Friday, 12 June 2020

Card with an aircraft

Yesterday I needed some colouring so I chose two MFT (My Favorite Things) stamp set by Stacey Yacula, the Sky High and the Scene Builder and created a scene with an aircraft.


For creating the scene I followed the scheme of the current Wednesday Sketch Challenge of the MFT, the Sketch 493.


I stamped most of the images on Neenah Solar White paper (110lb) with Chocolate Hybrid ink, for the clouds I used Grout Grey Hybrid ink. I coloured them with Copic Sketch markers.


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!





Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Card with a traveller boy

Hello everyone, at last, I'm here again. I have made a card with two of the suitcases I had shared with you last time (here is the link if you need). 



For this card, I used the new colour of the Ranger Distress colour series, the Speckled Egg. It's a wonderful light blue colour. I also used the Tumbled Glass and the Faded Jeans colours, in original and in oxide version. I stencilled my background with Picket Fence Distress paint. For this, I used the Linen stencil (THS061). I splattered the surface with Walnut Stain Spray Stain.


What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim

Sizzix Thinlits die, Globe

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cityscape Commute

Stampers Anonymous, Layering Stencil, Linen (THS061)

Idea-Ology, Baseboard Dolls

Idea-Ology, Ephemera Pack, Emporium

Idea-Ology, Small Talk sticker book, Occasion

Ranger Distress ink (Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Gathered Twigs)

Ranger Distress Oxide ink (Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Walnut Stain)

Ranger Distress paint (Picket Fence)


With this card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's a man thing
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Masculine




Friday, 5 June 2020

Sizzix Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz

It's time to travel, the suitcases are ready!


For these colourful suitcases, I used the Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz. I cut the elements from 300 gsm watercolour paper and coloured them with Ranger Distress colours (original and oxide). Then I spritzed with water. When it was dry, I assembled the pieces. In the end, I smeared Micro Glaze onto the coloured surface to seal them and to give the paper an interesting texture.

I made these suitcases a few weeks ago but I forgot to share them with you. I only showed two of them with a tag I posted here earlier.


Thank you for stopping by!!!


Feminine birthday banner

Lately, I was a little busy with a big project, which took a few days. My friend who celebrates her birthday at the beginning of June asked me to make her a birthday banner.

After questioning her about the details, I decided to make it in Hungarian. Therefore I had to do 16 banners to make out the BOLGOG SZÜLINAPOT greeting. 

To begin, I cut out 16 banners from white cardstock with the Sizzix Framelits Plus die, Banners. I needed this die set because my banners are quite big. Then I painted gold on both sides. I had to do this since the gold papers are very expensive and I needed plenty. For this, I used the DecoArt Glorious Gold colour.

Then I cut out the one size smaller banners from pattern papers. For this, I used the First Edition floral paper pads, like Floral Pavilion, Pretty Posy, Bella Rose. Unfortunately, all of them are discontinued.

The letters were cut out from gold papers with the Sizzix Bigz die, Sassy Serif Letters.

The only photo I could make about my banner was the one to ask my friend which colour raffia twine she wanted for her banner.



I hope she will take some pictures when she installs this in her garden. And if so, I will show you more pictures of my banner.

And here are the promised pictures:












Monday, 1 June 2020

Thank you card with wildflowers

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the first project for the June challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Summer fields and the lovely Rachel will be your hostess this month.

As you can see, my summer field is filled with wildflowers.


And here I have to tell you that for this card I got the inspiration from one of my early cards. I really loved that card so I decided to repeat that design in other colours.

For making this one, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and painted with Ranger Distress paints (Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage).


Then I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Archival ink (Vintage Photo). Then I started to stamp the wildflowers from the Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers stamp set and heat embossed with Ranger Weathered White embossing powder.


The next step was to cut out some flowers from the Sizzix Wildflowers Thinlits die set from green textured paper and kraft paper. I arranged them on the card and glued them one by one. Then I splattered with diluted white paint.


The text is part of the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set. I stamped with Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.




So if you have a project with a summer field, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.




Saturday, 23 May 2020

Totoro

Tomorrow will be my daughter's name-day. I'm sure I've already told you that she is a huge fan of Japanese cartoons. Wolf Children, Ponyo, Pokémon, Fairy Tail and Totoro are some of her favourite cartoons. 

Two years ago I had made a Fairy Tail cake with a blue cat for her birthday but I wasn't satisfied with it hence I'm sure I didn't share it with you here. 


This time she chose Totoro so I've made a Totoro felt ornament, a Totoro keychain and a Totoro cake for her name-day.

Here they are:






I hope she will like it!!! 

For the Totoro felts, I found a pattern on this blog. I didn't use all the elements of his plushie and I changed the sizes too.