I was waiting for the a new Lawn Fawn Challenge site and finally it is here! I am jumping from joy and made a few cards before we travelled to Egypt for a short family visit, but i had no time to post them. Here is the first one for the Birthday theme:
I had some already coloured images from different Lawn Fawn sets (I used Shinhan markers), but wanted to create a cute scene for them. I started with adhereing back striped washi tape on the top and bottom of an A2 size top folding card base. Then i took a piece of white cardstock and die cut the dges with a scalloped edge die. I also cut some grass fom patterned paper, a picket fence from white cadstock and two stitched strips of glitter cardstock (Picket fence die too).
From the same glitter cardstock i die cut the word Enjoy also. Another patterned paper piece serves as the sky and I adhered the sentiment die cut on it. I stamped the rest of the sentiment under in black ink and assembled the layers.
I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam tape. A bit of clear sparkle and glossy accent on the packages and some detailes with a black glaze pen / white gel pen finished it off.
I will submit this to the above mentioned Lawnsfawnatics challenge. As on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it is Anything goes, i wil link this card up there too.
Hope you like it and will return soon.
All the best from Cairo,
Today I brought you something very springy, a card I made for the current Inky Paws Sketch Challenge #43 at Newton’s Nook Designs.
I had some pretty eggs already coloured a while ago (stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers) from the pretty Beautiful Spring set. I just added some sparkle with Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, glossy accent and tiny white pearls.
I covered the bottom and top part of an A2 top folding card base with striped patterned paper. I cut a smaller piece of white cardstock, decorated the bottom of it with a stitched scalloped border die from SSS. I stamped the Hungarian sentiment (Happy Easter) from Krokihobby in purple ink on the right upper corner.
I also cut a grassy hillside border (Lawn Fawn) from green patterned paper (Doodlebug) and mounted it with 3D foam tape on the white panel. I placed the eggs behind the grass. I also cut a bow and string (Pretty Pink Posh die) from pink cardstock and placed a little gemstone in the middle to finish it off.
I will submit this project to the above mentioned Inky Paws Challenge.
I hope you like my Easter card and will return soon for more inspiration.
Have a nice evening,
I have another card to share with you for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I wish I would have time to make more but as we are travelling after tomorrow and I will not have y crafty things with me I doubt it…lets see..
But back to the card, I started with a piece of Desert storm cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine with a wonderful stitched background die from Simon Says Stamp and stamped the sentiment on the left bottom corner in black.
I also cut a strip of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar pad, glued a thin strip of blue glitter paper on the edge of it. Next I die cut a Pierced heart (MFT) from another patterned paper from the same paper pad to hold my two coffee cups from the Simon Says Stamp Coffee and tea set. I stamped them on alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured with Shinhan markers.
After fussy cutting them, I mounted them on the heart with 3D foam tape. I also added Spectrum Noir clear shimmer and some glossy accent.
I am linking this up to the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop.
As a finishing touch I used some natural twine tied in a little bow on the top of the card.
I hope you like it and will see you soon.
Have a lovely Sunday evening.
This is my second post today as I wanted to participate in the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop. I needed a tea card also for a special someone and it just fit the challenge.
I am not a tea drinker but there are periods in my life when I really enjoy a good cup of tea. My favourite is the Moroccan Mint and recently we have found an extremely delicious blend with green tea. Wonderful and refreshing. This tea was the inspiration behind my card:
I started with trimming down one of my marbled backgrounds which I made 2 days ago using shaving cream and distress re-inkers. I cut a pretty Fancy scalloped circle from Lawn Fawn from cream cardstock and a Simon Says Stamp Basic Banner from Audrey blue cardstock to hold the sentiment. I used the SSS Coffee and tea stamp set for the teacup and the sentiment, which I heat embossed on the blue banner.
The teacup I coloured using Shinhan markers and fussy cut it out. I adhered it with 3D foam tape above the banner. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the tea and a few Doodlebug glitter drops on the side of the banner finished off my card.
I will upload this project to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog hop and to the SSS Monday Challenge Layer it up and Wednesday Challenge Use more than one die cut/punch. As the card is mainly green, I will also submit it to the SSS Work it Wednesday as my last entry.
I hope you like it and will pop in again soon.
I am popping in quickly to show you another idea I had for using handmade marbled backgrounds (more about the technique you fin on Stamp TV by Gina K Designs).
I wanted something green, so I made a few marbled backgrounds using shaving foam and distress re-inkers (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn). After drying I white heat embossed the flower image from the Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set in the middle. I die cut the PS Celebrate die from dark green cardstock and glued it at an angle on the embossed flower. I die cut two frames, one white (Mama Elephant Madison Avenue) and one dark green (Lawn Fawn), layered them on the background and adhered it all on a white card base.
Very simple card, but involves a lot of techniques which I love.
I will submit this to the PS Monthly Challenge: Greenery, to the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Green and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Layer it up and Wednesday Challenge Use more than one die/punch.
I hope you will come back soon for more inspiration.
Have a nice day,
I am popping in quickly to show you the card I made for the latest Sugar Pea Designs Mix it up challenge.
I started with stamping the bunnies on marker friendly paper and coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers. Then I fussy cut the image and ran a black marker on the sides of it to make it perfect. I also die cut a light blue circle as the background of my scene, grass from green cardstock and some trees using MFT dies. I adhered yellow gingham paper on an A2 sized card base and stamped a Hungarian (blessed Easter) sentiment from Krokihobby on the bottom of it in black. Then I adhered the scene, I used some 3D foam tape to mount the bunnies. I also cut some Easter eggs from a pretty patterned paper and added them behind and in front of my bunnies to make it more Easter like.
A little glossy accent on the tie, black glaze pen on the eyes and some details with a white gel pen finished it off.
I will submit this card to the Sugar Pea Designs Mix it up challenge #29 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Use more than one die and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Layer it up.
I hope to see you back here soon with another card.
Have a nice weekend,
It is me again, today I wanted to show you a card I made for my daughter, based on the sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges for this week.
Here is my card for the challenge:
I silver heat embossed a tiny star background stamp on white cardstock and added some purple and blue distress inks in the middle of it. Then I die cut a light grey cardstock using the scalloped basic edges 2 dies from MFT and I also die cut a stitched circle in the middle of it. I took some scraps of purple cardstock and die cut a stitched banner for the sentiment and also a tiny flag from the stitched banners MFT die set.
I stamped the bunny and the little sleeping bear on marker friendly cardstock and coloured with Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut it. Then I added a bit of glaze to the noses with a black glaze pen. I also added some white dots to the blanket, but I didn’t like it so quickly went over it with my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen. As it is quite new, it put too much shimmer down which helped to remove the dots. I rubbed the excess off with my fingers.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set, white heat embossed on the stitched banner. I used 3D foam tape to adhere the card, and 2 bluish purple enamel dots to “hold” the sentiment banner.
I will play along with this card on the MFT Sketch Challenge #324 and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Layer it up.
I hope you like my card and will see you back soon!
Have a nice day,
It is Monday again, I cannot believe that time flies that fast. Yesterday I had a little time to try something new to me, marbling with distress ink re-inkers and shaving foam. I saw the technique a while ago on Stamp TV, where Gina K introduced this with such ease and stunning result, that I had it on my list to try. If you are interested in the technique, check out her video (I love everything she does).
So I marbled some backgrounds (actually 8) using the colours to match the MFT Colour Challenge and I used one which was more or less the 3rd in the row. The more you use the mix of inks and foam, the more the colours mix. After drying I cut it with a stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprints 25. Then I cut a white tag (Paper Smooches) and blue heat embossed the sentiment (MFT) on the upper part of it.
I die cut some of the smaller stitched flowers (my most favourite MFT die nowadays) from scraps of matching coloured cardstocks and glued them flat on the tag. I foam mounted it on the background and added some blue and pink gemstones in the middle of the flowers.
I wanted to keep it simple for the background to show. I hope you like it as much as I do. I enjoyed getting ink on my fingertips! I felt I am a real artist.
I will upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Handmade flowers and to the MFT Colour Challenge.
In another post I will show you another card I made with the same supplies.
Hope to see you back soon,
It is sunny but chilly-windy here in Budapest, and although it is Sunday, the crazy wind woke me up early. So here I am, showing you a card I made yesterday. We don’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day, but I was inspired by the theme.
I started with stamping the kitty with the pot from Newton’s Pot of Gold stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) on Copic friendly paper. I coloured with Shinhan alcohol markers. I also stamped the sentiment, which is partially heat embossed in green. Then I drew a straight line approximately in the middle of the image and I used my trimmer to partial cut the panel. I fussy cut the top of the image and I ran a black Memento marker on the edges.
I used a Poppy stamps Taylored stitches die on a strip of vellum and cut a thin strip of green glitter cardstock. I adhered both to the back of my panel. I die cut a rainbow from white cardstock with a Paper Smooches die and coloured in with my alcohol markers. I wanted it to be glittery a bit, so I used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to give it some sparkle. I foam mounted everything on to an A2 sized patterned paper and I adhered it all to a white card base.
As final touches I filled the pot with gold small sequins and added glossy accent to the pot, clover and hat of the kitty.
I will submit this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bit O’ Green and Work it Wednesday Green.
I hope you like my card and Happy (belated) St. Parick’s Day to all of you who celebrate it.
Have a nice Sunday!
I am back again with a quick card I made without any specific person in mind, but rather to have some in my stash – in case I need one quickly.
I started with the focal panel: I die cut a small stitched scalloped rectangle (MFT) and stamped that pretty flower from Newton’s Nook Designs. I coloured it with Shinhan markers – I tried some new-to-me colours this time. I added a bit of clear shimmer and dots of glossy accents to pretty it up even more.
For the background I chose mint green cardstock and a Lil’Inker Designs stitched cover up die – I love these so much! The sentiment is a die cut from Simon Says Stamp, I used a scrap of Blue Violet cardstock. To tie the different shades of blue and the melon yellow, I added some stitched strips under the foam mounted focal panel.
Simple and quick, but still having a lot of delicate details which makes the recipient smile and feel special.
I will submit this card to the Inky Paws Challenge #42 Birthday theme and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Bit’O green.
I hope to see you back here soon,
Have a nice day,