Monday, May 31, 2010

Wedding card

Here's my latest card - a request from a friend who was attending a wedding at the weekend.
The photo frame is a digital image from Birds Cards; the "Honeymooners" image is an A Muse rubber stamp, which I paper pieced rather than colour it; copper ribbon from my own stash; Oval Nestabilities.

A few challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - No designer papers
Hanna and Friends - monochrome
Sundays with Crissy - Layers
A Spoon full of Sugar - Celebrations

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage Album (part II and last)

This is my second project finished this week. Another big YAY for me!
I started this vintage album months ago, I even showed a peak of it here, but I hadn't managed to fully complete it until now (I was not sure about the main cover and the title, what system to use to close it, etc.). In the end it was worth the effort, though :-)
This little album (10x10cm, 6 pages decorated on each side)encapsulates and celebrates the life of my late father and has been a long, emotional journey for me, collecting photos and re-living many memories in the process. This is the result, I hope you like it.

I am entering this album to the following challenges:
A Spoon full of Sugar - Celebrations
Tuesday Taggers - It's a Man's world
ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage
Crafts and Me - Distressed
Creative Inspirations - Distressed

Some projects

This week I have managed to finish a couple of projects that were started and left aside...Yay for me!!! :-)
One of the projects was these two cushion covers - a little "thank you" gift for a lady who very kindly gave me some beautiful fabric she had to spare months ago. I thought it would be nice to show her my appreciation by making a couple of cushions that she could use in her own place. The covers were finished ages ago (before Easter probably!) but I never seemed to find the time to make the little flowers to put in the centre. So today, finally the flowers were completed and the little project finished!
Here are the finished cushions and the covers wrapped, with a Thank You Tag. (I opted for a very simple style of cushion covers and very simple flowers in the end as you can see!)
I guess the tag, even though it is also very simple, can enter the All Sorts Challenge of this week :-)
Inkadinkado stamp; Dovecraft Hot Pink Pigment ink; Embossing powder; Circle Nestabilities; silver ribbon from my own stash.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Russian Dolls

This is my creation for today - an A5 card with a matching bookmark.

PaperCraft Essentials were recently giving these cute Russian Dolls papers and I liked the idea of incorporating them in some of this weeks challenges:
Crafty Angels - Ripping and tearing
Die Cut Dreams - Lace it up
All Sorts - Birthday
Project Tuesday - Card with a matching bookmark
Everything But the Kitchen Sink - sketch 15

The bookmark enters the challenge on One Stitch at a Time - Anything but a card.

White cardstock; purple CoreDinations; Russian Doll image coloured with Letraset Promakers; papers from the Russian Dolls Collection (papercraft essentials); lace and ribbons from my own stash; Fiskars punch

Thanks for your feedback.
Have a nice day!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I have been under the weather {and therefore MIA} for most of the week, struggling to make just a couple of Communion cards for orders, checking mail and blogs randomly, all with not much energy...
Today the sun is out :-) and I pushed myself to create a card and enter some challenges.
And among my stash of papers and digital images I came across this yummy paper that I downloaded ages ago and these beautiful Studio Nine Design digital strawberries. I had them even coloured! And then this cute image of this "strawberry girl" from Bodil's Scrapperverden appeared and it all got together in my mind! You see, I love strawberries, and when I say "love" I really mean LOVE! Jokingly I often say that I would sell my soul to the devil for a bowl of fresh ripe strawberries! They have always been my favourite fruit so the images and the paper were just a delicious temptation to play with!
My card enters the following challenges:
Passion for Promakers - Strawberries and cream
Dare u 2 digistamp - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Sweet treat
ABC challenge - U for Unused stash (corrugated card, strawberry paper)

7"x7" white base card; all digital images coloured with Letraset Promarkers; Basic red Ribbon from Michaels; corrugated green card and red cardstock from my own stash. I left the card without message but this could be a Birthday or a Congratulations or a Thank you card.
Hope you have a nice weekend!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Newborn Layout

Scrapbooking has kept me occupied for the last week. I was commissioned to create a few LOs for newborn babies, which is something I always enjoy. This LO enters the following challenges: 
[Please note that photo and data of the newborn have been blurred to protect the child's idendity.]
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Anything but a card
Easy Craft projects - "this week our challenge is all about pretty flowers, baby animals, new beginnings...spring."
Fun 2 Stamp - Borders
Thanks for your comments!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby Girl circle card

I made this little birthday card over the weekend - hopefully the last of my children's birthday cards for a few days! ;-)
The little girl turns 1 so I tried to keep it sweet (with the Forever Friends stamp) and in nice pink tones. I coloured the image with Letraset Promarkers and paper pieced the crown. The balloon stamp is from Hero Arts; gems and ribbon from my own stash.

I am hoping to enter the following challenges:
The Creative Cottage - Circles
CRAFT Challenge - Shaped card
Meljen's Designs - Show us your shape
Whoopsi Daisy - As you like it
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Bling, bling

Handbag Shaped Card

Believe it or not - I am still working on those children's birthday cards... yeps!
This one, however, felt a bit easier and it was defenitely more fun for me. It is for a 6 year old girl to start with (I find girls' cards easier than boys'); and she is a very girly girl, a little lady who, by the way, I love to bits. So pinks, ribbons, buttons, bows, glitter - all allowed! :-)

Here is my handbag shaped card, simple but very girly as intended!
{It does not contain a stamped image but a sentiment so I hope it is still be OK to enter the following challenges}:
Aifactory- Use Buttons
Creative Cottage - Circles
CRAFT challenge - Shaped card
Crafty Catz - Spots
Totally gorjuss - In Stitches
Sundays with Crissy - Dots
Meljens Designs - Show us your shape

Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More samples with my digital zebra

Here are two more great cards using my digital zebra. Aren't they gorgeous?! These ones were made by Debb, check out her blog full of fab creations! Thanks fos sharing, Debb!