Monday, 18 November 2019

Winter card with girls and snowman

Let me show you my latest make, a winter card with little girls, a snowman and a doggy. These images are part of the MFT Birdie Brown, Snow Buddies stamp set.


I also used the MFT Pure Innocence, Sending Blessings stamp set for stamping the trees and the Bitty Holiday Wishes for the text.

I coloured the images with Copic Sketch markers.


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


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Christmas card with dogs

Let me show you my latest card with the MFT dogs from the Happy Pawlydays stamp set.



If you follow me on Instagram you could see the step by step photos of this card.

What I used:

MFT BB, Happy Pawlidays stamp set

MFT, Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set

MFT BB, Jingle All The Way stamp set


Copic Sketch markers

Nuvo Crystal Drops (red berry)

Sakura Gelly Roll (white and black)

Ranger Archival ink (Vermillion)

etc.


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

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Bookmark with an ice skater

I made this tag (or bookmark) for the current colouring challenge of the My Favorite Things blog: Color Challenge 129.


Here is the colour scheme:



I tried the no-line colouring here and I used Copic Sketch markers for colouring the background and the image. In the end, I used a little my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and my white Gelly Rolls.

For making this bookmark I also used the MFT, Stitched Traditional Tag Die-Namics and the Pure Innocence Ice Skater stamp.


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


Friday, 8 November 2019

Winter card with Penny Black stamps

Hello everyone, I'm here with a wintry card or a Christmas card which was made with Penny Black stamps and watercolour technique.


I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and stamped the images from the Sharing a song and Winter illumination stamp sets with Coffee Ranger Archival ink.

Then I coloured them with watercolour markers (Ranger Distress, Zig Clean). In the end, I added some snow dots with white Gelly Roll.

With my card, I would like to join the November challenge of the Penny Black and More blog: Christmas.

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



Wednesday, 6 November 2019

7 years - time to celebrate giveaway!

It's time to celebrate because I have started this blog seven years ago, on November 6! It's my blogaversary and of course, I would like to celebrate this with you, with my fellow crafters, my readers, my followers. Thank you for your visits and your kind comments!  

So here is my offer, my bundle which contains the following: 1. The Artistic Stamper Holly Background stamp 2. Sizzix Side-Orders Christmas by Tim Holtz 3. Sizzix Side-Orders Winter by Tim Holtz 4. Ranger Distress Oxide ink pad (Squeezed Lemonade) 5. One cork sheet from the Textured Surface set of Idea-ology 6. Some pieces from different Ephemera packs by Tim Holtz 7. I also offer free shipping for the winner!



The giveaway ends on November 20 (10am CET)!

If you would like to participate in this giveaway, please leave a comment here and be my follower! That's all! 

Thank you again for stopping here from time to time and good luck to everyone!!!


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Christmas card with Art Impressions stamps

This one will be a short blogpost because I haven't got too much time. But I didn't want to miss the latest challenge of the Art Impressions blog, Holiday cards so I had to show my card here.



For creating this Christmas scene, I used the Art Impressions Christmas Wonder stamp set. I stamped the images with brown hybrid ink on Neenah Solar White Paper. I used masking paper of course, and I coloured the images with Copic Sketch markers.

I hope you like it!!! Happy crafting!!!

With my card, I also want to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes.



Saturday, 2 November 2019

Christmas card with MFT, Stacey Yacula stamps

Let me show you my latest make, a Christmas card using two stamp sets from the  MFT. These critters are drawn by Stacey Yacula and they are so, so cute!!!


The two stamp sets are: Merry Wishes and Sweet Holiday Penguins. I coloured them with Copic Sketch markers.


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

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



Friday, 1 November 2019

Masculine Christmas tag with gentlemen

Hello everyone, here I am with a tag that I made for the November challenge of the Country View Challenges. The lovely CraftyField will be your hostess, so she chose the theme: Hand stamped. It means a stamped image has to be the focal point of your project and you mustn't use digital stamping.

So I made a masculine Christmas tag.


And here is my background tutorial.

I stamped onto a 300gsm watercolour paper with one of the background stamps from the Perfect Plaids stamp set. I heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. Then I started to ink with different greens (Mowed Lawns, Shabby Shutters).




Then I cut out a tag with the largest die of the Sizzix Framelits die set, Tag Collection.


Since the tag was larger than the stamped background I put extra inking to the bottom and the top. Then I inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo.


Then I was about to hide the lack of stamping on the bottom, so I added design tape stripes.


In the end, I glued my tag onto a few millimetres bigger brown tag. I distressed the edges of the brown tag, then I spattered my tag using Vintage Photo Spray Stain.





Then I adhered the stamped image, the die-cut text and the embellishments to the tag.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Perfect Plaids by Tim Holtz (CMS383)

Stampers Anonymous, Yuletide by Tim Holtz (CMS356)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Home For The Holidays by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Tag Collection by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Mirrored Stars

Idea-Ology, Loop Pins

Idea-Ology, Design Tape (Travel)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters)

Ranger embossing powder (Princess Gold)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo)

etc.



If you have a project with stamping, please don't hesitate to join our November challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!




Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Card with tiny snow globes by Tim Holtz

You are in the right place if you wanted to visit Santa's Workshop. Let's start in the Snow Globe Department!


For this card, I used the Sizzix Tiny Snowglobes by Tim Holtz and of course, other dies. And if you like my card and if you have time, here is the part for a long tutorial.  

My idea was to use as many images from Tim's Snowglobes die set as I can. Here you can see an earlier card where I also made a snowglobe with Santa. 

So creating a snow globe department seemed a good idea for putting a lot of snow globes on my card. 

First I cut out 6 snowglobes (bases plus circles). For the bases, I used kraft cardstock and for the circles, I used watercolour paper. 

And I also cut out the shelves using the Sizzix Laboratory Thinlits die set by Tim Holtz. These were cut out from kraft cardstock as well.


Then I started to cut out the little elements and assemble them. For this, I usually used coloured cardstock, except the Santa, he was hand-painted.

I painted Santa's face with DecoArt Light Buttermilk and the suit with DacoArt Santa Red paint. Then I glued the beard and the fur trimming which were cut out from white watercolour paper. 



Then I painted black the boots and glued the other trimmings and the pompom. His nose was coloured with Tattered Rose Distress marker.


With a black marker, I put two little dots for making eyes for Santa.

Here you can see how I filled the tiny snowglobes with the cutouts.


Then I started to paint the backgrounds. For the sky part, I used Stormy Sky Distress paint. For the snowy part, I used Picket Fence Distress paint. Then I added tiny dots with a fine brush for creating snow.


Then I adhered the tiny elements onto the painted circles.


Now here comes the tricky part when I had to be very precise. First of all, I found the perfect background paper (Idea-Ology Dapper 12x12), then I measured where to put the shelves and the snowglobes. After this, I started to cut out the circles.


When I was ready with all the circles, I drew the outlines of the circles on a 300 gsm grey cardstock.


Then I adhered my little snowglobes onto the grey cardstock, placing them into the drawn lines. After this, I placed the Sizzix Dimensional Domes over the circles.


At this part, I have to tell you that I wanted to put glitter into my snowglobes. I poured glitter powder in the middle of the circle but the glitters just stuck onto the surface of the dome and everything was blurry and I hardly saw my lovely scene. So I got rid of the glitter and adhered the domes without any glitter.


The next step was to glue the background paper on the grey cardstock and to cut out the text with Sizzix Alphanumeric Label Thinlits dies.

I inked the edges of the striped paper with Gathered Twigs Distress inks, then I smeared Picket Fence and then I inked with Antique Linen Distress ink.


I took the Village Christmastime Thinlits die set and decorated the shelves with them. I put Mini Fasteners into the holes of the shelves.

To the bottom, I adhered the Special Delivery paper from the Christmas Ephemera pack. And I also added four stars from the Mirrored Stars Idea-Ology pack.

Then I placed my card to a white card base. And that's it! But actually, I have to admit, it was a big job :-)


Here are some close-ups:





I hope you like it!!! Happy crafting!!!

With my card, I would like to join the challenge of the Funkie Junkie Boutique: It looks real - since my snowglobes look like real tiny snowglobes with real glass. 


Friday, 25 October 2019

Halloween wine tag with spiderweb and skull

Okay, I promise this is my last wine tag in this Halloween season! No more until next year!


The tag was cut out with an MFT-Die Namics Wine Tag die. I really love the shape and the size of this die.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the spiderweb from Tim Holtz Webs&Damask stamp set. After I blended Distress inks onto the tag, Bundled Sage and then Peeled Paint. But then I wanted to make the colours more vivid, so I also added Twisted Citron.


The edges were inked with Gathered Twigs and Black Soot.


I cut out the skull from 300gsm watercolour paper and then I put Gritt Paste on the surface. When it was dry I smudged it with diluted paints and Distress Crayon. And fussy cut a background paper to place behind the skull. This paper is a retired Kraft-Core paper and as you can see, I sanded a little bit.


The bone was cut into two pieces, because it was easier for me to put it on the tag.

I put double-sided adhesive the back of the bones and skull and I started to adhere them to the tag.






What I used:

MFT Die-Namics, Wine Tag die

Stampers Anonymous, Webs&Damask by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Regions Beyond by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Skull and Crossbones by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Frightful Things

Ranger Distress ink pads (Gathered Twigs, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Black Soot)

Ranger Distress Gritt Paste

Ranger embossing powder (black, white)

Core'dinations Kraft-Core paper

etc.


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

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky