Tuesday, 9 August 2016

How Old

After one week in my new job I thought I earned some crafting time. My big brothers' birthday will be soon and I started the tradition of funny greetings about his age. Nevertheless, he is 7 years older and I will be always de young, little one :D


This said, I used the cute "You rock" stamp set from Clearly Besotted. The dinosaurs theme fits perfectly in my genre of BBBCards (big brother birthday cards). I only used the warm gray colour scheme of my Copics for the dinosaur (W7-W0), so I got sort of a monochromous look. The paper from Panduro is the Vintage Christmas one and uses a warm gray colour as well.


To get some accents one the card, I coloured the vulcano with purple grays (BV23, BV25 and BV29) and the lava with bright red colours (R59, R46, R37 and R22). It is difficult to see, but the lava is covered in Glossy Accents as the eye catcher of the card.

The vulcano smoke is from Lawn Fawn "Science of Love" set. I used the Sketch Saturday sketch as main inspiration. Did I mention that my fav collours are purple (my big love), black/gray (boring but they look good with everuthing) and red.
Challenges:
Sketch: Sketch Saturday
Fav colours: Basteltanten Challenge Blog
Always anything goes: Craft your Passion Challenges
August anything goes: Love to Craft Challenge Blog



Happy Crafting,

Monday, 1 August 2016

Otterly great Birthday

It was a busy week. I just started in a new job. So I had a lot of things to plan and do. But I found a little time to make a birthday card for my boyfriend his special day. It is another Lawn Fawn card, this time it is with the "Year Five" stamp set for the cute otter stamp and the sentiment. 


The background paw print is from the Basic Grey set "Paws-itively Fun" (no idea if that is the official stamp set name though).

Furthermore, I used an old Panduro Christmas paper pad to get some colour on this card. This card is sort of the same design as the one I made before. But still like the fast design.

Copics used on the cute otter are: E31, E33, E59 and E51.

Challenges:
Anything goes: Craft your Passion Challenges
Anything goes: 7 Kids Challenge Blog
Anything goes: Love to Craft Challenge Blog



Happy Crafting,

Friday, 29 July 2016

You're Smokin'


Today, I made a clean and easy card for a man. So this is a challenge on its own, I had to resist all glitters and bling.



The paper is from the Prima 6x6 paper pad "School memories". It is such a beautiful paper pad. I used the "Let's BBQ" stamp set from Lawn Fawn. Isn't it cute? I used the stamps for the background as well. It is stamped with Stampin' Up Basic Gray ink.


The label is from the Gift card holders from Jamie Lane (Silhouette store).


I'm not so sure to use this one as the intended birthday card, but more a really nice invitation for the BBQ we will held for the birthday :D

The BBQ is coloured with Copics(C7, C5, C3 and R59, R37, R35, R22, R17) the steak (R37, R35, R22 and V000, E35)

Challenges:
Anything goes: 7 Kids Challenge Blog
Anything goes: Craft your Passion Challenges



Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tank you

After a few rainy days, I got inspired for a thank you card. It started out as a note but evolved in a card very quickly.


It is a 11x15cm layerd card, without any pattern paper at all. Everything is plane card stock in black, white and gray (an earth colour gray).

The images is the " Fintastic Friends" from Lawn Fawn, except the hearts, they are from the "Wheelie Like You" set. It is difficult to see, but I used a scrap from my clear acetate sheet to get a more realistic look for the fish bowl.


I used some Stickles on the hearts and fishes from the food containers. I used an circle frame to create some kind of ground or table.


The card got really thick, so I used foam on just 1 layer and as usual, I used the frame dies from Crealies for all layers. I just love the sets. 

Challenges:
Lots of layers: ABC-Challenge
Add bling: Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge
Anything goes: Bastel Traum



Happy Crafting,

Monday, 4 July 2016

Wheelie Like You


Just saw the lovely video from Nichol Spohr Magouirk and loved the card so much, I had to make it as well. You find her original card here.


It is a shaker card with the stamp set "Wheelie Like You" from Lawn Fawn. Furthermore, I used the paper pad from Panduro Designs. Every layer is done with the Crealies stichting edges dies in square and circles. The sand is hand drawn and coloured with Copics.


The shaker is filled with brown, gold and silver pearls. I love the outcome, even so I changed the design on the fly.


First, I wanted some hearts on the card as well, but I figured a nice bow would fit the card as well and give it a bit different look than the original one.

Challenges:
Ribbon and Sparkle: CRAFT Challenge
Animal: Use your Stuff
Bow: Craft-dee Bowz



Happy Crafting,