Thankful for you

Hello Everyone,

Recently I had some difficulties in managing life and my parents popped in more often than usual to help me out, mostly with babysitting and entertaining my kids. I am forever grateful for everything they do for us, and I felt I need to make a card for them. Here it is.

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First I sponged a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with distress inks and splattered it with water from a distress spray. I repeated the process of sponging and water droplets. While my background was drying I took a piece of acetate and using  an Echo park snowflake stencil, I applied white embossing paste on it. I sprinkled it with some fine glitter hoping that it will stay put after drying. Well, a little bit stayed but not all, so next time I will try to do it with embossing powder instead.

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I die cut the postage stamp frame from Avery Elle from a special velvety feel white cardstock and glued it on the dry acetate piece. My sentiment is the SSS Thankful die, cut from silver glitter cardstock and the mat from purple vellum (it matched my background so well).

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Before assembling it I stamped the “for you” sentiment from an Altenew set on the background and glued everything together.

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I will upload this card on the SSS Monday Challenge and  SSS Wednesday Challenge Thanks/Thanksgiving.

I wish you like this winter feel thanks card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Flurry of thanks

Hello,

In the US Thanksgiving is coming soon, and although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as such, there are million things I am grateful for every day. That is why I made this card, matching the winter chill which came early this year to Hungary too. I used the MFT sketch from the Sketch Challenge #306:

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First I choose a snowflake patterned paper from Doodlebug and die cut it with SSS stitched rectangle die. Than I die cut and stamped the sweet girl image from MFT Warmest wishes set, and coloured her with Shinhan alcohol markers. I added some clear shimmer with a Spectrum Noir pen and I added some dots to the scarf also with a white gel pen and Sakura stardust glitter pen. I used glossy accent and a bit of white flower soft for the boots and pompoms.

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As next step I die cut the thanks word from MFT from metallic dark red cardstock and placing it on a piece of vellum I made  a flag banner mat for it. This determined the size of the dark grey mat for my image and sentiment.

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I white heat embossed the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set and die cut a bunch of mini snowflakes from Lawn fawn using white shimmer cardstock. After gluing everything in place, I added a few mini gemstones in the middle of the larger snowflakes.

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I wish happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow crafters who celebrate it, wherever they are. If you like this card, please pop in soon again for more inspiration.

I am playing along with the following challenges with this card:

 

 

 

 

See you,

Zsofi

Shining trees tags

Hello,

It has been a crazy week an although I was crafting almost every day, I didn’t get to make pics of what I have finished and post them. A lot to catch up with this week 🙂

This weeks challenge on the SSS Monday Challenge blog is Shine Bright like a diamond. I made a few tags for this:

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First of all I die cut the base from Bristol smooth cardstock using a wonderful tag die from SSS. I stamped the tree from the new SSS set in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I also stamped the sentiment in Hungarian (YAY, I found one stamp set which has some Hungarian sentiments for Christmas) and heat embossed it too. I used my Misti to make it faster.

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Then I coloured the trees with green Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I made it random on the first one, and then realized that it is faster and easier if I colour all the tags at once with the same marker, then change colour. I added a generous amount of Spectrum Noir clear shimmer carefully not to smoosh the colours together when it was all done.

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I like to make my tags sturdy, so I die cut the same die from light green cardstock and glued it to the back of the tags. I also die cut a reinforce from some metallic cardstock I have in my stash. I love this one with the liquid platinum embossing powder, they really match nicely in real life. To finish them off, I added some dark green organza ribbon and tied a bow with gold sparkle natural twine.

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I wish to show you the other tags I made so far, but I must admit in advance that this is my favourite of all. Hope you like it too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

One sketch 2 cards – #2

Hello again,

I am here to show you the second card for the same sketch, MFT sketch challenge #305:

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I needed a birthday card for a little girl’s upcoming party and I wanted to use this week’s sketch for it. I die cut a double stitched rectangle from pretty Doodlebug paper. From my previous card I had a white oval left over, that became my base. I cut a grassy base from teal patterned paper and glued an adorable elephant holding a purple shining balloon on it (I had the images coloured already with Zig Clean colour real brush markers, so it was a fast card to assemble). I heat embossed the sentiment on purple metallic cardstock and glued it on using liquid glue.

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On the elephant I used black glaze pen and some clear shimmer and glossy accent on the balloon.

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That is it from me for today.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

One sketch 2 cards – #1

 Hello,

Today I wanted to show you how one sketch can inspire us to create different looking cards for different occasions. The sketch is from MFT Sketch Challenges #305.

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My first card is a thinking of you one. I used the adorable sheep from the Ewe are the best Birdie Brown set, coloured it with Shinhan alcohol markers. I die cut it with the coordinating die and added some clear shimmer and glossy accent to the heart it is holding. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes.

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Then I die cut the middle stitched oval frame from white cardstock 2 times, once from a light blue patterned paper and once from silver glitter cardstock. I glues the frames together for dimension. I also die cut 2 clouds from white vellum and some grass from a pastel green cardstock. The background is a pretty Doodlebug striped paper and the sentiment is embossed in white on a piece of dark grey cardstock.

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I hope you like it and will return to see the other card for the same sketch too.

I am playing along with this card in the SSS Monday and Wednesday Challenge Thinking of you as well.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Christmas kitty card

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a card I made using the kitty with the wreath I coloured for the 30days coloring challenge.

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I wanted to keep it simple, so I took a white piece of cardstock and cut the bottom of it with a scalloped border die from Pretty Pink Posh. I used the same die to cut a strip of dark green cardstock too, for matting under my main panel. I also cut a stitched strip of silver glitter cardstock, and the Christmas word die from Simon Says Stamp out of red metallic cardstock.

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I adhered everything using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and stamped my sentiment (Altenew and Simon Says Stamp) above the die cut word in black ink. I added the kitty image (coloured with Zig Clean Color real Brush markers, accented with a bit of shimmer, glossy accent and Red Nuvo Drops) with 3D foam tape.

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I used a bit of plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn on the bottom of a white card base and embellished my simple card with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Neat&Tangled.

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I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Thinking of you and the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #37: Cozy Plaid (second entry).

Inky Paws Challenge #37 - Cozy Plaids | Newtons Nook Designs #newtonsnook #inkypawschallenge

I hope you like it.

See you soon with something new 😀

Zsofi

Special Birthday card #1

Hello,

I have made to my lovely sister-in-law 2 cards for her birthday, which we celebrated on Sunday. She got one from my parents and the other one from us, to match our presents. Here is the one from mum and dad, the present was the new Harry Potter book.

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First I stamped the cute girl with the kitties image (Newton’s Nook) on white cardstock, on brown and orange plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn), coloured them and fussy cut the different pieces to paper piece my image. It took a while, but I really enjoyed layering them for a more dimensional look. I added clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir) and some glossy accent.

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I took a piece of teal patterned paper for the background, stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment on it (Altenew) and glued the paper pieced scene on it.

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Before adhering it all on a white card base I added a stitched scalloped edge from bronze cardstock and a thin stitched strip (both are done with Lawn Fawn dies) from teal glitter cardstock for extra embellishment.

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As the gift was a book, I made a bookmark also using another Newton’s Nook set, coloured the image and fussy cut it out.

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The base is made using an Avery Elle die, cut 3 times (white cardstock, orange and brown patterned paper) and glued together. I stamped the sentiment in black under the image. On the back side I die cut my sister-in-law’s name from glitter cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Cole ABC and little orange plaid heart with a glossy coat on it. I added some twine and a teal tassel at the end.

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I hope you like it.

I will play along with 2 challenges: Newton’s Nook Inky Paws #37 Cozy Plaid and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

See you soon for another fun birthday card.

Zsofi