Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's cards

I haven't made any christmascard this year and only two New Year's cards which I like to show today. The first one was inspired by Ellen's card. I had some handmade kraft paper which tears perfectly. I heat embossed '2016' in the centre of the star (hardly visible on the pictures) and wrote a wish inside the card as I didn't have much space on the front to stamp a wish.

I used the same kraft paper on the second card. With some twine I created a centre on the design paper. I added two stars and stamped  a wish. Looks very simple, but it took me a long time before I was content with the result.  

Hopefully the postman did a good job and delivered these on time.The cards are also a little bit for you, dear readers. I wish you a very happy, healthy, creative and blessed 2016!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Twin brothers

I made a card for newborn twin brothers. I thought that these stamps from Mama Elephant's Sunday Stroll would be appropriate although they are not really about babies and so on. I don't have a specific sentiment for twins and I had not enough space on my card to add a sentiment, so I decided to leave the card without one and to just write a message inside.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Shake it! #2

No handmade christmas cards for me this year. Haven't got time to create whole series. So, in the overload of christmas cards these days I've got some general cards for you!

In August I won a $100,- gift card from MFT and you can imagine that I performed a little dance after I read their e-mail with happy news. Of course I had a wish lists and my father wanted it to bring it after his visit to the States. Unfortunately, some of the products on my wish list were sold out, so I had to choose some other sets like this Birthday Bear set. It turned out to be a good choice. The bears are lovely and it has got great sentiments. I didn't order the dies, but it fuzzy handcut is no problem at all with this set. I created a shaker cards with quite a simple sketch.

The  London Mouse stamps and the London skyline die were a must have for me as a teacher of English. I wouldn't have ordered these sets if I had to buy them, because they are quite expensive. But with this gift card I couldn't resist these sets. I had seen so many beautiful cards made with them. However, I have some troubles with the stamps. I have great ideas in mind, but it doesn't work at all. This is the first card I have finished using the sets although I only used the London Eye stamp... Hopefully, more will follow! For this card I used the same idea as for the first card, but now I created a hill to give the card more interest. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I stamped it with Stazon on acetate.In case you wonders what is under the 's' of congrats, it is just a sequin who could resist gravity...

All papers I used for today's cards are from Simple Stories. With some leftovers I created the last card. With the gift card I ordered some stitched circle dies as well and I used these dies for this card. The star is from spellbinder (without any border at all) and the Hello die is from Lawn Fawn.

That was it for today. Thanks for hopping by and I wish all of you a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

shake it!

Just a short post today! I've made a shaker card for a newborn girl. I used some papers from Simple Stories. The name is stamped with a Hema alphabet and heat embossed. A couple of months ago I bought this red filling at Xenos. Unfortunately, the jar was so full that after opening the red stuff was scattered all over my workspace. What a mess! Luckily there is more than enough left. And it is perfect filling material as is shakes very well.

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