Saturday, 21 January 2023

Celebration card with Cozy Winter bear by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second inspirational project that I made for our January challenge on the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is TIME and the lovely Evelyn is your host this month. 


Like the first time, I used Weathered Clock as the background. But the first project had Gladys in front of the clock, and now this cute Cozy Winter bear. This card can be used for birthday, anniversary or Valentine's Day.

And here is the tutorial. I took a square panel and painted with Salvaged Patina. Then I stamped the numbers (Perspective) here and there onto the panel with Vintage Photo Archival ink.



Then I muted the colours with diluted white paint. I also spattered a little with this watered white paint. I added Forget-Me-Not Archival ink to the edges and Vintage Photo as well.

The bear was  made exactly the same like here. (I used the same tutorial here too.)

The scarf was coloured first with Squeezed Lemonade, then I added Mustard Seed to the edges, then Fossilized Amber. 

The hearts were coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress marker.

The little flower is part of the Funky Foliage die set. I coloured it with Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn Distress markers.



The little hearts are from two sets, the tiny one is from the Cozy Winter and the little bigger ones are from the Stacked Tiles, Hearts set.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter (665574)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Foliage (663087)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Tiles, Hearts (665858)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate (660215)

Sizzix Bigz die, Weathered Clock (657190)

Stampers Anonymous, Perspective (CMS213)

Idea-Ology Chitchat sticker book (TH92998)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Vintage Photo)




With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 4 Legged Animals


Friday, 13 January 2023

Birthday card with Celebrate die set by Tim Holtz

This card was made for my daughter. She turns 17 on next Monday. Before I made the card I asked her about her favourite colours and she said light green and pink. So here it is:


For the background, I took a pastel green paper and stamped on it with the Dots background stamp using embossing ink. Then I heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut off the excess and inked the edges with Rustic Wilderness.


All the cutouts were in the Celebrate die set, except the numbers and the text. 

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Celebrate Colorize (666285)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4" (660056)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate (660215)

Stampers Anonymous, Dots and Floral (CMS220)

coloured paper

Ranger embossing powder (super fine white)











Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Twig and Stump having a birthday party

Three very important women in my life have birthdays in January, and they are all January Capricorns (if you believe in astrology). My favourite grandmother was born on January 7 (yes, that's Tim's birthday too), my sister on January 11 and my daughter on January 16. Sadly, my grandmother is no longer with us, but I still have to special someone to make birthday cards for. This card is for my sister.



I cut out a rectangle panel from 300 gsm watercolour paper. I painted the top two thirds blue with Speckled Egg. I didn't paint the bottom white, I just left it as it was, because it was easier to stamp the text on. I inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Archival ink, I also added Ground Espresso to the upper part. 


I used coloured paper for all my cutouts, and depending on how dark the paper was I used lighter or darker ink for the edges. So I used Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo. Pumice Stone is for the white papers mostly. 



The text was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Twig&Stump (666072)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Bunny Games (665850)

Sizzix Sidekick Side-Order die, Birthday (662703)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text (CMS394)

Ranger Distress paint (Speckled Egg)

Ranger Distress ink (Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso)

embossing powder (black)

tiny half pearls

etc.





Sunday, 1 January 2023

Gladys wants to party

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope 2023 will be your best year! 

It's not just the first day of a new year but a new month, so we started a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Time and my lovely teamie, Evelyn will be your hostess.

For this challenge I created a card that can be used for any celebration, new year, birthday, whatever. I chose Gladys as the main character because she seems a real party animal for me. She looks so cheerful. 



I cut out a square panel and painted blue - I'm sorry, I have no idea which paint I chose from DecoArt. Then I stamped the text (Reflections) here and there with Vintage Photo Archival ink. I toned back the blue paint and the text with white paint. I also spattered the background with white paint. When it was dry, I added diluted Pumice Stone here and there too. The edge was inked with Hickory Smoke Archival ink first, then I added a little Grounded Espresso. 

Gladys was coloured with the following colours: Abandoned Coral, Saltwater Taffy, Kitsch Flamingo, Black Soot, Pumice Stone.







The clock was coloured gold with Schmincke Rich Gold paint. For the snowflakes and the gold underlayer panel, I used Metallic Kraft paper. 




What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Weathered Clock (657190)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Gladys Colorize (665851)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter (665574)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Label (664177)

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections (CMS111)

Idea-Ology, Metallic Droplets (TH94289)

Idea-Ology, Metallic Kraft-Stock (TH93586)

Nuvo, Light Gold, Pure Sheen Sequins

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke)

Ranger Distress paints (Abandoned Coral, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Picket Fence)

etc.




So if you have a project with Time, please don't hesitate to join our January challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Craft Shop.


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Party Time!



Saturday, 24 December 2022

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #137

With this beautiful postcard I wish you a very Merry Christmas!


This card was posted in 1903. The funniest thing about this card is that on the back there is the name and the address is jus this: India, railways station. Did the recipient receive the postcard this way? Probably he did.

You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.


Friday, 23 December 2022

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #136

I assume this card was printed in Hungary. Two little angels are praying at the entrance of the church.



This card was posted in 1940


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.

Thursday, 22 December 2022

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #135

How beautiful this postcard is! These two girls are so cute, you can see in their eyes how naughty they are. They're trying to climb over the fence in the heavy snow. I wonder where they are going?


This was posted in 1923. And the Albrecht&Meister AG (Amag) publishing company printed this card.


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.



Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #134

 How lovely this postcard is! Beautifully drawn and coloured!


This card was posted in 1937.


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.



Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Tags with gingerbread man by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I come back here with new projects this year, because I should be in the kitchen, not  in the craft room. 

Well, let me show you these cute tags, which was super easy to make and for me it was quick too. It was quick because I had so many things ready for these tags. 



For example, the starry background was ready. It was a ruined background, from which I saved the nice parts by cutting out little tags. I stamped the starry stamp repeatedly on white paper but after a few stamping the stamp fell off from the stamping platform, so the last part became blurry. As I said, I cut out tiny tags from this and coloured with Distress inks. Here you can see, the colours.


I chose Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire for the tiny tags and Cracked Pistachio for the big tag. For cutting out the tags, I used the old Tag Collection die set and the two smaller tag dies. 

The background was gold embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder.

The other thing that was also ready was the gingerbread men, the tiny ones and the big one too. I made them for a last year project, but I didn't use them. I just had to make the text strips.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Christmas Nostalgia (CMS207)

Stampers Anonymous, Holiday Drawings (CMS284)

Stampers Anonymous, Festive Sketch (CMS283)

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text Christmas (CMS424)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Christmas Things (662418)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Fresh Baked 2 (663116)

Sizzix Framelits die, Tag Collection (658784)







With my tags, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Party Time


So if I don't come again, or if you don't come and visit my blog this year, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🎄


Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #133

For me this image is cute and fun too. Cute because of the little children and fun, because the  kitten is dressed like a human and shows the exact date :-) 


This card was posted in 1939.


You can find my other vintage Christmas cards, just click on the label - old Christmas cards - on the sidebar.