Monday, 26 December 2011

Hugs with a Motivet stamp

Hope you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas together.
I have a sweet and soft pastel shades card to share with this cute little hippo from Motivet.
I made the card from Tim Holz's Kraft resist paper and lined it with soft pastel pink card. The other papers are from Melissa Frances.
 The image is coloured with Cosmic Shimmerz.
The flower is made out of plain white paper with a Spellbinder die and the sprayed with Glimmer Chalk in Mint Choc Chip. The leaves are a die from Marianne Design and also sprayed with a few shades of Glimmer Mist. The sentiment is a stamp from Lili of the Valley.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Hark the herald angels sing...

Wishing you all the merriest Christmas ever. Hope it brings you peace, love and joy.
Sharing this Christmas card with you today with a new stamp from Lili of the Valley.
I used a kraft card as base and K&Co Que Sera Sera papers. I made a stamped background paper with a Hero Arts Cling stamp and Memento ink and covered the image with Glamour Dust.
 The main image is coloured with pencils and Cosmic Shimmer paints.
The sentiment stamp is also from Lili of the Valley. The little iridescent rounds are stickers by Paperchase.

Friday, 23 December 2011

More Christmas cards with Lili of the Valley

Two more Christmas cards with a stamp I bought last year from Lili of the Valley. I am into these watercolour paints at the moment and so you will see a lot of cards painted with Cosmic Shimmerz paint.
I have made 2 similar cards with just a small difference in the colouring.

I used Making Memories paper for the background and embossed the white card and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.

Christmas Carols

Time is drawing near and Christmas is only 2 days away. I have a card ready for you to share with a stamp from Lili of the Valley. The image is painted with Cosmic Shimmerz so the have a lovely shine.
I used my Cuttlebug quite a bit for this card. I have embossed the base card with a Tim Holz folder. I used Spellbinders snowflakes on craft paper. The flower was made from Making Memories Ledger paper with a Spellbinders die and added Viva Pearl pen in the centre.The leaf is also a Spellbinders die and the branch is from Marianne design.
I have used Melissa Frances paper and Making Memories Ledger paper for this card. On the inside I have stamped with Distress ink and Tim Holz Stampers Anonymous Christmas stamps.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A winter bunting with Whiff of Joy

Finally! I know it has been a while. December is most hectic at home and at work. I am praying that I will find the strength to tackle everything that is thrown at me.
I have not had a lot of spare time to craft and it has seriously bugged me, but I did manage to work on some things that I had going already.
I made a little home d├ęcor piece for the winter season and used Whiff of Joy stamps. Well, they might not be all the same brand, but they are definitely by Elisabeth Bell.
Here it comes;
3 triangles from grey cardstock covered with Marianne Design Vintage Christmas papers.
 Spellbinders snowflakes covered in Glimmer Glaze in Waterfall and white pompom trim embellish the banner.
Melissa Frances snowflake border punch with cream coloured dewdrops in the centres A little puffy stuff from Woodware to create a fluffy effect on the clothing..
 I didn't take a picture of the hanging banner, but you get the idea. I have hung this from the banister of the stairs in our hallway.
 Just some close-ups of the 3 images which I have painted with Cosmic Shimmerz paints.
 Just look at that lovely sparkle! It adds so much more to the festive season, don't you think?
Have a lovely Christmas time. Hope I get more time to post some other stuff.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Gretel with cupcakes

Welcome to my last post of the month. I can't believe how fast the year has gone; almost December.
I have used my first ever CC Design stamp and coloured it with Copics. Still not 100% sure about Copics, can't seem to get it right.
I made a birthday card with this stamp and used a Tim Holz woodgrain embossing folder.


The DP is BG Cupcake; a very cheerful paperline as always with Basic Grey.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nitwit Christmas cards

I want to show you two easy peasy Christmas cards that I made with some Nitwit papers. These papers came free in the Simply Cards & Papercrafts magazine and I think they are rather cute.
These papers are from the Heavenly Collection and in the set were some stickers and diecuts, so no stamping on my cards this time.
 Just some Stickles, Card Candi and bakers twine with gingham ribbon to embellish these cards.

Monday, 21 November 2011

The wonder of winter

I have another card with a Gorjuss stamp and I have turned it into another Christmas card. Sorry, I can't help myself. I think it's the best season to make cards for.
I have used Webster's Pages; this paper is just adorable. I only have the 6x6 packs, but they are still so versatile and double sided.
 The scalloped background has been distressed with Stormy Sky and Milled Lavender Distress Inks.
 The little stipples are done with Ranger's Bisque Pearls.

Lovely Prima flowers all glazed with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Glaze in Waterfall, Champagne and Icicle.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Decorated matchboxes

Hi,
I have a simple idea to share with you.
Yes, sometimes I like it simple and easy too, especially when life has been busy like today. I have just finished another 11.5 hour shift and I am tired. My DH is in the kitchen preparing diner; steak, chicory salad and fries and I am starving. Glad I don't have to cook it.We are Belgians and just love chicory, prepared in different ways.
My project for today are these simply decorated matchboxes. I have covered them in paper by Webster's Pages and made rosettes from K&Co paper decorated with BG buttons, Card Candi and a dew drop. I adde some tiny drops of bisque pearl. The edges of the paper are painted with Picket Fence Crackle paint and Glamour Dust.


These are nice to keep or give as a present with a candle or so. Give some warmth this winter... from the heart.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Gorjuss with blue bird

A new stamp from Gorjuss and I just love it.
I coloured this image on watercolour paper with Shimmerz paints and Glimmer Glaze and just tiny dots of white gel pen and colour pencil, so everything is really sparkly.  The paper is from Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen.
The flower is from Spellbinders on MM ledger paper with Distress stain and Stickles. The little felt branches are also Spellbinders. A lovely ribbon from Websters Pages and some extra wide lucious ribbon from John Lewis.
The star circle die is from Marianne design sprayed with Pearl mist .  The corner punch is from Xcut. Wooden embellishments coloured with Distress Stains and then I added Glamour Dust after using Heat 'n Bond powder.
 Another close-up of this lovely stamp. Stinking cute.
Ooh! That sparkles. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Christmas decoration with Magnolia (3)

Hello,
I have a Christmas ornament to share with you today.
I made the ornament with a die from Marianne Design out of the Wedding Papers by K&Co. I cut the shape several times and attached them with mini brads from Making Memories.
It's difficult a clean shot while it is hanging, but here it is with 3 cute Tilda's decorating 3 of the 8 sides of the ornament.
 All Tilda's are coloured with Distress Inks and have added sparkle with Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust.
Tilda with heart chain.

 Tilda with teddy.

 Tilda with Christmas presents.
The ribbon is from Marianne Design. Little snowflake sequins behind the brads.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Tilda collecting apples

Hello,
I have been crafting, but I haven't been posting and I am a bit behind.
I have this cute little harvest card to share with Tilda and her bucket full of apples. I used Basic Grey papers to give this card an autumnal feel, but of course it had to sparkle...
I used a Cricut cut from the Give a Hoot cartridge and added layers to give this tree dimension.
I went to the NEC and overspent a bit, but who cares. I found some wooden embellishments to which I added Glamour Dust after inking. The butterfly is American Craft's and I have added crackle accents and more shimmer and shine.
Ready? Here we go:
I used also Tim Holz Kraft resist paper to stamp Tilda on and to cut the Spellbinders frame.

Tilda is coloured with Caran d'Ache Supracolour pencils, but I haven't used water to blend, but a blender pencil from Derwent.
 More of the details: Distress stain in Spiced Marmelade.
These wooden accents look like little biscuits to me and you can do all sorts of stuff with them. I like the sparkle.
Hope you like it and thanks for coming to visit. Leave a comment if you like and I will come and visit you...

Monday, 7 November 2011

Autumn foxy

Hi,
I made another autumn flavoured card. 'cause although I hate the arrival of the darker days, I do love the changes in nature and the autumn colours.
I have used my Cricut and Gypsy for this card and the Give a Hoot cartridge to cut this swirly fox. The leaves are a cut from the Flowershoppe cartridge.
I used Basic Grey papers for the card and some old cardstock which I coloured with Distress inks to make it match the paper.
I particularly love this frame from Spellbinders and you'll be seeing this quite a lot on my cards. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the flourish stamp is from TCP studio. I embossed it in dark brown ink and added Antique linen stain to the punched label.
I am off to prepare diner and if I am not too tired, I might play with my goodies from the NEC or we'll be watching a movie; The Pacific series.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Friendship is a together thing

Hi, I am back with a new card. I used my new Crafty Secrets stampset "Wizard of Oz".
I guess everyone knows the story of Dorothy and Toto, the Tinman, Scarecrow and the Lion. My DH is very fond of the movie as he saw it as a child and has bought it again to recollect his happy memories.
I found a 8x8 inch paperpad from Graphic 45 that is all about the Wizard of Oz. Every paper is double sided and so beautiful, it took me a while before I could make myself cut into it.
Here is how my card started:
Stamped on watercolour paper and painted with Distress inks.
Prima flowers sprayed and painted with Glimmer Chalk and Glimmer Glaze in Mulled Grape and Champagne, sprinkled with fine glitter dust. The small flowers are from Marianne Design and the brads from Basic Grey Lime Rickey. The binding has also been painted with Glimmer Glaze. The leaves are cut with Spellbinders dies in felt as are the frames. The group of leaves are also painted in Glimmer Glaze Wicked.
The background is made with Black Magic card from Coordination which I have embossed and then sanded. The gems are coloured with Copics in Emerald Green -very fitting for the theme-. The label is painted with Antique Linen Distress Stain. I added some red Stickles as a border to the card.
Another close-up of the 2 friends.
This finished card is one for the collection. Some of my card never get posted and this one will also go in my 2011 box.