Tuesday, 22 September 2020

CAS card with MFT witch

During the Card Design Superstar contest of MFT (My Favorite Things) I really got my colouring mojo back, so I made another card with the adorable Witch way is the candy? stamp set.


I coloured the images with Copic Sketch markers but then I complete my colouring with pencils. I hope you like it! 


Friday, 18 September 2020

Christmas box card with the MFT Secret Santa stamps

Hello everyone, I'm here with my third card which was made for for the Card Design Superstar Contest of the My Favorite Things. This card is for the Innovation Master category. 


What I used:

MFT Birdie Brown, Secret Santa stamp set

MFT Birdie Brown, Little Buddies stamp set

MFT Make Yourself At Home stamp set

MFT Snow Globe Greetings stamp set

MFT Die-Namics, Classic Window die set

MFT Die-Namics, Outside The Box die set

MFT Kraft Collection, Solid Strips paper pad

MFT Summertime Polka Dots paper pad

Copic Sketch markers

etc.





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



Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Winter scene with MFT Snow Buddies stamp set

Hello everyone, I'm here again with another card which was made for the Card Design Superstar Contest of the My Favorite Things. This one is for the Coloring Virtuoso category.


For this card, I got the inspiration from one of my earlier cards. Although I changed a little bit of my earlier scene, the main elements are still here. Well, I imagined a wintry scene on a filled where the children were playing all afternoon, the weather is cloudy and windy, and the snow started to fall. One snowflake even landed on the nose of the doggy. It's time to go home! But just one last picture!


What I used:


MFT Die-Namics, Slimline Starter die set


MFT Birdie Brown, Snow Buddies stamp set


MFT Cool Christmas stamp set


MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set


Copic Sketch markers


Neenah Solar white paper


etc.




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








Monday, 14 September 2020

CAS Christmas card with a Santa selfie

Hello crafty friends, let me show you my latest make, a Christmas card which was made for the Card Design Superstar Contest of the My Favourite Things. There are three categories and this is for the Clean&Simple Genius category.


What I used:

MFT Birdie Brown, Christmas sELFies stamp set

MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set

MFT Die-Namics, Polaroid Shaker Frame die

Copic Sketch markers

Neenah Solar White paper

etc.



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

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Complementary colours - purple and yellow

Hello everyone, here is my second project for our September challenge over at the Country View Challenges. Our theme is Complementary Colours and the lovely Evelyn chose this theme, hence she will be your hostess.

My first project was a card with golden circles. For that card I used all the main colours. Here I stayed on the abstract art, on circles actually but instead of all the main colours I chose only the purple and the yellow.

Here is my new creation.



The black background paper was painted with acrylic paint. 

The circles were cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die from Idea-Ology 8x8" Metallic Kraft paper (gold). I also put this paper under the black panel. 

The circles in the circle frames were painted with acrylic paints too.

I also glued some gold dots on the side to complete the composition.



If you have a project with complementary colours, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Card with circles - complementary colours

Hello everyone, it's already September so we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Complementary colours and the lovely Evelyn is the hostess of this challenge.

My first project for this theme is a card with the six main complementary colours.


For this card, I used the Simon Says Stamp Circle Thin Frames die set. The frames were covered with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder and the circles were inked with Ranger Distress inks (originals and oxides too). The top layer was always Oxide ink.

The black background paper was made by me. I blended different black inks onto the surface to achieve a nice even colour. 

Here are some process pictures:




And here is a colour wheel to show you the opposite colours.


The text was from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set and were heat embossed with Princess Gold embossing powder.

I used the same embossing powder to create a frame for the panel under the black paper.



If you have a project with complementary colours, please don't hesitate to join our September challenge where you can win a £20 voucher. 


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Baby it's cold outside - Arthur at Christmas time

Thanks to Susan from the Country View Crafts the latest Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies arrived to my home. Luckily, the charming Arthur was among them. So I started to make a card and here is what I made.


The background was painted with Stormy Sky Distress paint and spritzed with Picket Fence paint.

Some of the elements were cut out from colour paper but enhanced with inks, like the branch, the holly leaves. Arthur was cut out from white papers with different textures and shades. I also inked the edges of all parts with Pumice Stone.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Arthur (Colorize) by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Winter Wardrobe by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress paints (Stormy Sky, Picket Fence)

Ranger Distress inks (Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Gathering Twigs, Mowed Lawn)

Idea-Ology, Christmas Quote Chips


Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!



Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Silly monster goes on vacation

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the second inspirational project for the August challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is I do like to be beside the seaside and my teamie, the lovely Christine is your hostess.


This happy monster is jumping on his suitcase because at last, he can go on holiday. His destination is one of the islands of the Caribbean sea. He was working a lot all year long and the last months were quite hard for him, you know because of the lockdown and the teleworking. But the time of desperation finished and this is the time to go to a happy place, a nice sandy beach to relax and drinking cocktails.

Now let me see if I can write a tutorial or not.

The globe was covered with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and I put a paper behind which was inked with blue Distress inks (oxides and originals).

The luggage was inked with Mustard Seed Distress ink and spritzed with water. In the end, I smeared Micro Glaze onto the coloured surface to seal them and to give the paper an interesting texture.





























The silly monster and the background of the tiny island were coloured with Distress paints. The palm tree and the island were coloured with Distress markers. 

For my favourite monster, (really, from the silly monsters he is my favourite character) I created swimming trunks by cutting off the upper body and the legs of the monster.




What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Silly Monster by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Globe by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tiny Globe by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress inks (oxide and original)

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Distress paints

Ranger embossing powder (Liquid Platinum)

etc.


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

With my card I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer Memories

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Your Favourite Tool (Big Shot Plus machine)


Saturday, 1 August 2020

Framed beach scene

I have made this framed beach scene for our August challenge. The theme was chosen by the lovely Christine aka CraftyField and it's called I do like to be beside the seaside.


For this project, I got the inspiration from one of my earlier cards. You can find it here

Here is my tutorial. 

I cut out a rectangle, the exact same size which fits in the frame, and then another one. The second one was torn by hand to create the beach. This second one was also covered with Ranger, Grit-Paste. When it was dry, I painted with DecoArt Americana Buttermilk paint, then spritzed with Burnt Umber.



For making the beach hut, I used only one side of the Village Dwelling house. And I cut this out from corrugated cardboard.



I painted the house white and then I let it dry.



For the little doorknob, I used this part of the Robotic die set.



The door, the roof and the tree trunk were cut out from kraft paper but I inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

The leaves of the palm tree were inked with Distress inks (Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint). Then I smeared Micro Glaze onto the surface. 

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz die, Village Surf Shack by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Village Dwelling by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Tropical by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Scarecrow by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Robotic by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress Grit-Paste by Tim Holtz

DecoArt Americana paints

Ranger Distress inks

Ranger Distress Micro Glaze




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




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