I carved out time to say…

Hello Everyone,

We have a beautiful Fall here in Budapest, I enjoy the weather so much with all the pretty autumn colours. The trees look magnificent with their colourful crowns. All the yellows, oranges inspired me to create this Lawn Fawn card today afternoon, while my boy had a nap and my daughter was watching a cartoon.

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I started with stamping a bunch of images from the Pick of the patch and the Hedgehugs stamp sets. I coloured them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I made a Distress Ink blended background on Distress Watercolour cardstock. I used Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin and Gathered Twigs. I added some water and diluted distress ink splatters for more interest. I stamped the sentiment on this panel also using a brown ink.

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For the scene I had in my head, I needed a few more elements: a Spooky fence from brown cardstock, a Happy Fall sentiment from white (I added distress ink after die cutting) and a Reverse Stitched Scallop Rectangle frame from special  metallic cardstock.

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After assembling the scene I added clear shimmer to some of the pumpkins with a Tonic Aqua shimmer pen. I also emphasized the carved pumpkins with a black glaze pen. A touch of glossy accent I added to the stems and scattered a few sparkling orange and dark brown mini sequins across the card.

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I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #38 challenge Awesome Autumn.

I hope you like my card inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more.

See you,

Zsofi

 

World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was a special day for all card makers and I wanted to celebrate in style. I just went through my descent Lawn Fawn stash as it was the brand which hooked me into cardmaking. The Our friendship grows set was one of the first ones I purchased and it is a love forever.

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So for today’s card I stamped and coloured the sunflowers and some leaves using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I selected some patterned paper from the new Knit Picky Fall paper pad. I die cut one of them with a Reverse Stitched Scalloped rectangle die to create a frame. I layered dark brown and another patterned paper under it.

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I also die cut the word Thanks from brown cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Fancy box die set. I mounted the sunflowers using 3D foam squares and the leaves I adhered flat, just as the sentiment.

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To make this very simple card special, I added a lot of dark brown prills to the middle of the flowers using Ranger Multi Matte Medium adhesive. I love the texture it gives!

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #38: Awesome Autumn.

I wish you enjoyed today’s post and you also managed to craft yesterday. See you soon with more projects.

Zsofi

 

 

Happy Fall

Hello Everyone,

I am currently struggling with a nasty flu, but managed to pull together a fall card for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge.

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I wanted to create a fall background scene for my squirrels, which just arrived this week! I had to use them right away. I went through my older Lawn Fawn sets and I found more squirrels in the Cheery Christmas set along with tiny cute acorns, so I coloured them with Copics as well. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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For the background I did a lot of die cutting. First the Stitched Hillside backdrop die from kraft cardstock and some grassy hillside borders from green cardstock. I adhered these to the slope cuts, the curves match perfectly!

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I cut the tree trunks from dark brown and the tree foliage from some fall colours. I even used a brushed gold one. The Stitched cloud backdrop die I cut from vanilla cardstock to make it special. The Stitched rectangle frame I cut from dark green.

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As the scene is very busy, I adhered everything flat and the sentiment (Pick of the Patch) I stamped directly on the cloudy backdrop. I added some fall coloured sequins to the trees, a bit of white gel pen details and glossy accents to the tops of the acorns.

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I will submit this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #36 Mood board.

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I hope you like todays inspiration and will return for more soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Mermaid shaker ft. Lawn Fawn – Under the sea Card Series #1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Under the sea Card Series! My first card is an underwater shaker inspired by 2 challenges: the Lawnfawnatics #34 My favourite place and the first card challenge at Pink and Paper (underwater shaker).

Here is what I came up with:

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I started with stamping and colouring a bunch of images from different Lawn Fawn sets (Year 6, Gleeful gardens, Elphie Selphie, Mermaid for you and Critters in the sea). I used Copics for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I created an alcohol inked background with a felt applicator and blending solution. I love these blue-aqua colours so much! I also made a yellowish piece which I die cut with a Stitched hillside border die to be the sand.

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When assembling the scene, I adhered some of the images inside the shaker and I left some for outside to make sure thy are not covered when shaking. I also made the dolphin move by attaching it to the background with a very thin thread. It shakes inside but not too much, so it will not get lost in the bottom of the card.

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The shaker part is a white stitched rectangle frame with a piece of acetate adhered to it. I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink on  the acetate itself. I put thin strips of foam tape around the frame and filled it with clear sequins, seed beads, silver hexagon sequins (Honey Bee Stamps) and chunky glitter confetti (Studio Katia). Before closing the shaker I also glued some of the hexagon sequins to the background to ensure that not all falls down to the bottom when the card is standing.

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When the shaker was sealed, I adhered the rest of the images on the acetate, added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the seashell and the balloon and covered them with glossy accent. I made a little video for you to see the shaking (I am sorry that it is poor quality, I will work on that for the next time)

 

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #34 Challenge and to the Pink and Paper Card Challenge too.

I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more underwater inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

You are fintastic

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32.

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I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth paper using Distress Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans. I placed a Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Design over it and went back with the same colours and also added Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste.

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Until it was drying I made the frame using the Bayou Backdrop die. I cut it 2 times from Bristol Smooth cardstock and on one of them I sponged Distress inks: Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I adhered them together for more dimension.

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Then I stamped the fish images from the Fintastic friends stamp set, coloured with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with white embossing powder.

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I assembled the card and arranged the fish on my little ocean scene. I used liquid glue and 3D foam tape to adhere the fish. I used  bit of glossy accents on their fins an stripes.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #32, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Summer Fun and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Fun in the sun.

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Hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Flower thanks – Lawnfawnatics #31

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a purely die cut card for the Lawnfawnatics #31 Florals, flowers and foliage challenge.

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If you follow me, you know that I love to colour and make scene cards, but from time to time I enjoy making cards without stamping. As die cutting is just as much of a pleasure. I started with creating the frames for my little flower garden: I cut 4 stitched scallop rectangle frames, once from light blue and 3 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames on top of each other for dimension keeping the blue one on the bottom.

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The inner blue piece will be my little scene. I die cut a brown Stitched garden border and a green Flower border. I cut off 5 flowers and used the tiny flower dies from the Flower Hillside pop-up border add-on set to cut pink flowers. I layered them on top of the green ones and adhered them to the scene. I added golden gems to the middle of 3 of them.

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The sentiment is a pink stacked die cut from the Small stitched envelope set. For the background I used the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot backdrop cut from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and I layered it on a white card base.

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I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #31 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Wild Birthday – Lawnfawnatics #31

Hello Everyone,

Summer vacation is in full swing but I am still making a lot of cards. This one today was inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #31 Flowers, Floral and Foliage. I used only Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

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I had some cute critters from the Wild for you stamp set coloured and die cut. I wanted to make them a nice wild background so I die cut the Peekaboo backdrop die once from white and once from dark green cardstock and stacked them together. I also cut the Bayou backdrop die twice from green cardstock and placed pieces of it behind the Peekaboo frame.

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I lightly sponged SSS Seaglass ink on a white card stock and stamped the sentiment with black and Jalapeno inks. I used the frame as guide to know where to stamp exactly. Then I adhered the frame and the critters too.

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A few white gel pen dots and a bit of glossy accent here and there finished it off.

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I will submit this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #31 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like this fun card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi