Sunday, 19 May 2019

Advertising board with ice cream

On the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog there is a new challenge that I didn't want to miss. It's called: Happy Hour. To be able to participate, I decided to create a card which looks like a vintage wooden advertising board with ice cream. And right now, there is a promotion: 2 for 25 cents!


To begin with, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper, I cut out a rectangle from it and added a layer of light blue paint (DecoArt Spa Blue). When it was dry, I stamped the wood grains with Ranger Archival, Shadow Grey ink using the Stampers Anonymous Craze and Planks stamp set (CMs344).

With a sponge, I smeared diluted white paint all over on the surface but I put more to the edges.

Then I inked the edges with different brown inks.

I cut out the letters from the same 300gsm paper using the Sizzix Alphanumeric 3/4". I inked the edges with Distress ink (Gathered Twigs).

For the top layer, I cut out a smaller rectangle with Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thinlits die. 
I stamped the ice cream from Treats Blueprints (CMS195) with Potting Soil Archival ink.
With Antique Linen Distress ink, I aged the paper and coloured the ice cream with Distress markers (Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo).

I put three brads to the corners and I added a piece from one of the Tim Holtz Ephemera packs and I toned it down with a little diluted white paint. 



With this card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitches.

I would like to join also the Frilly and Funkie Challenge: I love it because - as you can see it's not a card for any occasion, it just a card with a summer vibe and ice cream that I love :-)

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

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bookmark with a super dog

I had two reasons to make another Superhero dog tag. First of all, my hubby was looking for a bookmark this morning and second, I wanted to participate in the MFT Color Challenge 117. So this tag has a little bit different colours.



And with this tag, I also join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stitches



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


Friday, 17 May 2019

Bookmark with owls

For this bookmark, I used one of the latest dies of the My Favorite Things, the Photo Booth Strip die.


I cut out a photo booth strip from 300gsm kraft cardstock, then a bookmark strip from Neenah Solar White paper. I cut off the stitched part from the sides of the Neenah paper -like this, the Neenah was just a little bit smaller than the kraft die-cut. I put the Neenah paper behind the photo booth kraft paper to draw the lines of the openings.

Then I stamped the owls to the squares.


For the stamping, I used Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink and for the colouring, I used Copic Sketch markers.

Before colouring the sky, I erased the pencil lines.


I put glue on the back of the kraft paper and placed it on the stamped Neenah paper. 

It was not finished yet, because I needed a cover for the back, so I adhered this to a kraft paper and with a trimmer I just cut off the excess.

I punched a hole in the middle of the top part.


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



P.S. With exactly the same technique, I have made another one with the Harvest Mouse stamp set.






Monday, 13 May 2019

Simple comic strip card - opposites

This is my second project for the May challenge of the Country View Challenges, called Opposites. This time I chose a comic book style with colour and character opposites.



Don't you think that these monsters are the perfect choice to show different characters? I love them and I used them a lot before.

I created for them a kind of comic book page with two opposite colours (red and green). I stamped dots and stripes on them.

The colours of the monsters are also colour opposites (blue and orange).

And I think that I found the perfect texts too.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Dots&Floral by Tim Holtz (CMS220)

Stampers Anonymous, Hipster by Tim Holtz (CMS288)

My Favorite Things, Super Dog stamp set - for the speech bubbles

My Favorite Things, Pinstripe Background stamp




If you have a project which fits our May challenge, please don't hesitate to link your project to the Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher.


Sunday, 12 May 2019

Mademoiselle à Paris

I have made this card for my daughter's friend. Soon, she will have a birthday. 


This birthday girl goes to the same French class as my daughter and her favourite colour is orange red.


What I used:

My Favorite Things, Birdie Brown, Mon Chéri stamp set

My Favorite Things, In Paris stamp set

My Favorite Things, Stacey Yacula, Scene Builder stamp set

My Favorite Things, A2 Stitched Rectangles, Die-Namics

Copic Sketch markers

My Favorite Things Hybrid inks (Chocolate, Latte)



With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: For a special lady


P.S. I have also made a gift tag.



Thursday, 9 May 2019

Canvas with 3D robot

This is my first canvas with a robot, and not just a robot but with a 3D robot. For creating this little chap I used sturdy paper boxes (two different types of iPhone earpods boxes), screws, screw nuts, washers, coffee filter, plastic bottle lid and some diecuts.



In the beginning, I had no idea how to start and how this would turn out. So I just grabbed the pieces and glued them to the canvas. Except for the screws which were screwed to the paper boxes.

I covered the whole thing with a layer of black gesso.


Then I painted the paper and plastic pieces with DecoArt Americana paints and decided to sand back the metal pieces for revealing the real metal.


In the end, I mixed the DecoArt Metallic White Pearl paint with a tiny of brown colour, then I added this mixture to the paper pieces. 

The two dies I was using were: Sizzix Bigz Heartfelt and Gadget Gears by Tim Holtz.

This robot canvas will go to my nephew's room. I hope they will like it!


With my canvas, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Something Metallic.


Friday, 3 May 2019

It's a boy! - congratulations card

Lately, I was asked to make a card for my hubby's colleague who was pregnant with a baby boy. The team decided to congratulate her and make her a little party.

I made this one:



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Baby Blueprints by Tim Holtz (CMS228)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Blueprints 8 by Tim Holtz (CMS231)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Alphanumeric Label by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Witchcraft by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Long Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Small Talk 

Ranger Distress markers and ink pads

First Edition paper 6x6", It's a boy!

Ranger Archival ink pad (Potting Soil)




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


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Card with crazy birds and a globe

Hello everyone, I'm here with the first inspiring project for our May challenge, Opposites.




Now let me tell you, why this card fits into our challenge.  First of all, you can see a tall bird and a small bird, a male bird and a female bird. And I also used the two opposite colours (green-red) of the colour chart. Three opposites! 

These birds are not others than my husband and me. My hubby is a 195 cms tall (6 feet, 4.7 inches), blond guy and me a 152 cms tall (nearly 5 feet) brown girl. And our tempers are completely different too :-)


Here is my background:



Actually, I made this card earlier for another project but I didn't use it up until now. It was inked with Distress inks, then spattered with white and brown acrylic paints.

I adhered the new Sizzix globe die by Tim Holtz.



Behind the globe, I put a paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash.


What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Destination by Tim Holtz (664179)

Stampers Anonymous, Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz (CMS212)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz (CMS250)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Things by Tim Holtz (CMS237)

Stampers Anonymous, Papillon by Tim Holtz (CMS106)

Ranger Archival inks (Jet Black, Potting Soil)

Ranger embossing powder (Liquid Platinum)

Idea-Ology, Small Talk Stickers

Idea-Ology, Occasions Small Talk Stickers 

Ranger Distress ink pads

Ranger Distress markers




If you have a project which fits our May challenge, please don't hesitate to link your project to the Country View Challenges where you can win a £20 voucher.


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Bookmark with mouse and hot air balloon

I'm here again with another bookmark for my other nephew. I hope he will like it!


What I used:

My Favorite Things, Birdie Brown, Harvest Mouse stamp set

My Favorite Things, In Paris stamp set

My Favorite Things, Town Bear stamp set

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics, Tall Tag Duo

Posca Pen (black)

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Distress inks



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



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


Sunday, 28 April 2019

Bookmark with a superhero dog

Hello everyone, I'm just back from a two-week Easter holiday, so this is the reason I was silent lately. I was in Hungary for visiting my family.

During our stay, I was spending a lot of time with my nephews and they asked me for making them bookmarks. Here is the first one.


What I used:

My Favorite Things, Super Dog stamp set

My Favorite Things, Birdie Brown, Super Boy stamp set

My Favorite Things, Birdie Brown, You're Super stamp set

My Favorite Things, Die-namics, Stitched Tag

Ranger Archival Jet Black ink

Ranger Distress ink pads

My Favorite Things, Chocolate Hybrid ink

Copic Sketch markers



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


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