Friday, 26 February 2021

Slimline birthday card with Stacey Yacula critters

I needed some colouring, so I created a very colourful birthday card with Stacey Yacula images from MFT Stamps.


What I used:

MFT Stamps, Stacey Yacula Pawty Time

MFT Stamps, Stacey Yacula Hooray Kind Of Day

MFT Stamps, Stacey Yacula Scene Builder

MFT Stamps, Stacey Yacula Friendly Foxes

MFT Stamps, Slimline Starter Die-namics

Copic Sketch markers

Inkadinkado stamping mask


With my card, I would like to join the:

MFT Slimline challenge: Birthday Wishes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


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


Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Happy birthday card with Harrison

I'm so lucky, Harrison has arrived to my home, thanks to Susan Seabert and the Country View Crafts! And when he arrived I started to assemble his pieces and then create a card. That's what I made!

Harrison's background with the stripes and stars was made by me. For this, I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and washi tape ( an IKEA one). I put the washi tape evenly spaced from one another to the watercolour paper. Then I inked with Distress Archival ink (Faded Jeans) the surface. I needed Archival ink because I wanted to use embossing powder after and I didn't want the powder stick to other parts than I wanted.

After that, I used the Shifter Stars layering stencil and white embossing powder to make white stars on the blue stripes. I skipped the area where I wanted put Harrison, nevertheless I embossed half stars to the edge stripes too.

I spattered my paper with diluted Antique Linen ink and Inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival ink.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Harrison Colorize by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Baggage Claim by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things by Tim Holtz (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Shifter Stars layering stencil by Tim Holtz

Idea-ology Botanical Remnant Rubs

Ranger Distress Archival inks (Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress Oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch)

Ranger white embossing powder


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

And here's one last pic.



Sunday, 21 February 2021

Card with yellow bird and ornate frame

Hello everyone, I'm here with my second project for our February challenge over at Country View Challenges, the theme was chosen by the lovely Miriam and it's First signs of Spring.

Like at my first project, I used a bird by Tim Holtz but here I put him in a frame instead of a wreath. 


The background paper was by stamping and embossing. For this, I used the Stampers Anonymous Lattice&Flourish background stamp set and the Ranger Vintage Pearl embossing powder. 


I cut off the excess with my Tonic, Tim Holtz Trimmer and then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I also spattered with diluted Vintage Photo ink.

The little bird was coloured with Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Ranger Distress inks and here I inked the edges with Vintage Photo too.

The flower was premade. I made a few after I finished watching Tim Holtz demo. If you want to see how he made the flowers, you can click here. The flower shaping starts exactly after one hour.

Here are my papers and flowers.




What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Feathered Friends by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Ornate Frame by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Lattice&Flourish by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text by Tim Holtz

Ranger embossing powders (Vintage Pearl, Fine White)

Ranger Distress inks 

half pearls

Idea-Ology, Long Fastener


If you have a Spring project, please don't hesitate to join our February challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add some texture


Thursday, 18 February 2021

Bookmark with girl on swing

Actually I would like to show you two bookmarks with the same design, with the same stamp set. The difference is that one of them was stamped on Neenah Desert Storm paper, while the other was stamped on Neenah Solar White paper.



What I used:

MFT Stamps, Pure Innocence, Start Each Day With A Whee stamp set

MFT - Die Namics, Stitched Traditional Tag set

MFT - Die Namics, Interactive Swing die set

Copic Sketch markers

Faber Castell Polychromes pencils

Caran D'ache Pablo pencils




I made these bookmarks for my lovely sister who needed bookmarks and I needed a push to go back to my craft room. "Thanks for giving me the push I needed" - that's one of the texts of this Pure Innocence stamp set. So thanks sis! The best motivation for creating is when you find someone to create for.




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



Saturday, 6 February 2021

Tag with Valentine's Day couple

The story of my Christmastime couple continues. (You can see my Christmas creations with this couple here and here.) Now they are celebrating Valentine's Day.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Christmastime by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cityscape Suburbia by Tim Holtz (for the trees)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play by Tim Holtz (for the twine of the heart balloon)

Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz

Idea-ology, Small Talk Stickers, Occasions 


The background is painted with acrylic paints and some of my die-cuts too. I used Archival Distress ink (Vintage Photo) for the edges of the tag.




With my tag I would like to join the:

Simons Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love/Hearts

Simons Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Love is in the air


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



Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Card with Tim Holtz Feathered Friends and Funky Wreath

Two days ago I posted a card with the same design. So this is another version. As you can see, my card is just grey. I used the different shades of grey, even the wreath is grey, only my bird is colourful. 


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Feathered Friends by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Floras by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Plaid&Nordic by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress embossing powder, white

half pearls

Ranger Archival ink, Watering Can

grey papers

etc.



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

Monday, 1 February 2021

Card with blue bird and wreath

Here is my card for our February challenge over at the Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by the lovely Miriam and it's called The first sign of Spring.

For this challenge, I have made a card with a bird and a wreath. 


For this card, the background was already ready, because I made it earlier for a house ornament. This was the roof of my polka dot house and you can find the tutorial here.

The bird is part of the Sizzix Thinlits die, Feathered Friends. I coloured my bird with Distress inks and Oxide inks. 

The wreath is part of the Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Wreath set. I coloured them with Distress inks.

The tiny flowers on the wreath are part of the Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals. In the middle of the flower I put a drop from Nuvo Drops (Banana Split).

You can find the text in the Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text (CMS394).


If you have a Spring project, please don't hesitate to join our November challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend in the Country View Crafts online shop.


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Bookmark with silly monster - It's time to read

Hello everyone, luckily I have found some time lately to make a bookmark. I needed one, so I really had to find time for crafting. I started to read the Mythos by Stephen Fry because my daughter is so good in Greek mythology and she is always testing me. I think she is extremely satisfied when she sees her mother struggling. Unfortunately, my memories about the Greek mythology are more than 30 years old. I must not lose face before my daughter, so I have to refresh my memories and believe me this book is the best for this.

Since it's a bookmark, my goal was to make it as flat as I can. No dimensions, no protruding parts!

I cut out my tag from a 300 gsm watercolour paper with Sizzix Framelits die, Tag Collection (658784). I coloured it with Tumbled Glass Distress paint. I stencilled little squares with Linen layering stencil. For this I used the mixture of Antique Linen and Picket Fence paints. 

I spattered my tag with brown paint. 

For the letters, I used Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower (664407) and Alphanumeric 3/4" (660056). For this, I coloured a piece of paper with Cracked Pistachio paint and when it was dry I cut out the letters.


The silly monster is part of the Sizzix Thinlits die set, Silly Monsters (662374). The crown is from the Sizzix Movers&Shapers die set, Mini Crown and Fleur (657210). For the dots on the crown, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die set, Atomic Elements (664152). To the bottom I put a strip which was cut out with the Sizzix Impresslits die, Star Trim (663297). Both the strip and the crown were painted with metallic pearl paint.


With my tag, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let's be on time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make your own background


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





Sunday, 17 January 2021

Green birthday cake with tiny pink flowers

Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, so I made her a cake. With my husband we don’t eat sugar or foods that contain gluten, so we avoid the wheat flour. Generally, we use Erythritol as a sweetener and oat flake flour, coconut flour, almond flour, chestnut flour, etc. instead of wheat flour. But our daughter doesn’t want to follow this diet and I don’t force her to do it. 

I'm flattered that she insists that I make her birthday cake but it's always a big challenge for me. Usually, I don’t make these types of decorated cakes, so I can't practise before.  And it’s a big challenge because I try to cheat, I try to mix the unhealthy with the healthy in such a way that she won’t notice my tricks. 



This year, I made this floral cake. Inside there is a French chocolate buttercream (buttercream with egg yolks) and the outside was Swiss buttercream (buttercream with egg whites) adding green food colouring. The sponge cake is made with fifty-fifty Erythritol and sugar, fifty-fifty wheat flour and oat flake flour. For the buttercream I also used half amount of Erythritol.



The flowers were cut out from pink fondant.


Luckily, the cake was a big success and she didn't realise anything from my cheating :-)


Monday, 11 January 2021

Birthday card with glazed squares

Hello crafty friends, I'm here with the second project for our January challenge on the Country View Challenges blog. The theme is, Use one or more squares and the lovely Corrie is the hostess of this theme. 

For this challenge, I created a birthday card with glazed squares and of course, I used the Ranger Distress embossing glazes.

First I inked the four small squares with Ranger Distress inks (Broken China, Bundled Sage, Speckled Eggs, Tumbled Glass).


Then I dabbed their surfaces with embossing ink and sprinkled them with embossing glazes (Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Speckled Eggs, Weathered Wood). I melted the embossing glaze with a heating tool.


I cut out one size bigger squares from gold Metallic Kraft paper.

The text was cut out from brown cardstock using the Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate set.


If you have a project with squares, please don't hesitate to join our November challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher to spend at the Country View Crafts online shop.