Friday, November 15, 2019

Album foto/ Photo folio - Taylormadecards4u project



Hello, hello
so excited to share with you today an awesome project i made using the gorgeous Santa's Workshop Passport Kit - Digital Kit from Taylormadecards4u.

For the template of the base of the album I was inspired by a post from Scraps for Sanity and the rest is my interpretation. 

Because Christmas is quickly on the way, I want to have special gifts for my loved ones.
I started to enjoy designing albums rather than simple cards, of course I still make those too :)))
A small album will just be that extra something to brighten someone's holidays with photos showing unforgettable moments.

My project today is such an album. The cover is decorated with a red poinsettia, a die cut sentiment and a photo pocket. On the front of the pocket there is a gorgeous ephemera on which you can write your wish list. Cute, right?




The album is tied with 2 strips of green ribbon and I decided to make it look like a suitcase. :)


On the inside there are plenty of pockets and small signatures in which you can add photos, messages or any other thing you consider proper for such a folio. You can also add a voucher, a card or even money.



The pocket in the middle is big enough for all these. For my display, i added small tags which are actually ephemera from the kit which I printed in a full fit page setting.




Then there is the bottom part, which also has plenty of space for photos and messages. Here I fussy cut some elements from the ephemera and stick them down. I also used some snowflakes stamps to decorate the panel.





I really had fun assembling all the pieces on this folio. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and Monica from Taylormadecards4u always designs gorgeous supplies for us to play with.




 Other materials I used: border punch, some Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and Dusty Concord to distress the edges, pattern paper from my stash, a silver die cut ornament, other die cuts from a old scrap box. 




 All the images from the kit are so great and you can make so many beautiful projects with them. I hope to have enough time to make some cards too :)




I also have a short youtube video - 
you can see exactly how it opens :)

Santa's Workshop Passport Kit  - Digital Kit


Make sure to check out Monica's page and shop where you will find all these beauties.
Until next time, stay safe, take care and be creative :)
Huggies all

Thursday, November 7, 2019

#13 Lavinia World Challenge - Christmas card



Hello, hello
how is everyone? Hope you all started making your Christmas cards, presents and so on :)
If it is Thursday, it is also time for a new challenge over at Lavinia World Challenge .

It is the 13th challenge :) 

My inspiration for you for today is another Christmas card. I made it using two of the most beautiful Christmas stamps I have :) It is the Christmas Night stamp and the Christmas Eve



Card recipe

1. Cut the card base from a 300/gsm white card stock. 10.5 x 14.5 cm folded.

2. Cut a smaller panel from 80 lbs white smooth Neenah paper

3. Distress oxide - Salty Ocean - blended background leaving a white oval in the middle

4. Cut the window panel using a cutting die from my stash - I used 160 gms ivory card stock

5. Black heat embossed the Santa stamp 

6. The fairy Christmas tree is stamped with Pine Needle Distress Oxide ink.

7. I added some colored gems on the tree and colored the presents underneath it.

8. Using some brown and white twine I made the window lock :) 

9. As a final touch I splashed everything with white acrylic paint and decided to leave it with no sentiment :)


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And this is it! Really hope you like it!



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Now it is your turn!!!

Enter your project and win a $15 gift certificate to use it on a shopping spree Lavinia Worldand a challenge badge :) 

How can you do this? Sooo easy:
- In your project - use any type of rubber or clear stamps
- Digi stamps are not allowed
- THE THEME IS ALWAYS "ANYTHING GOES"
-It is a bi-weekly challenge starting on every other Thursday

If you need inspiration and not only make sure you follow us on:



Disclaimer:
Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. 
Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website. https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/

We can't wait to see your creations!!




















Wednesday, November 6, 2019

#125 Scrapy Land challenge - Christmas card


                    





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November already!!!! Oh my, time does fly! I have already started my Christmas card making and because it is Wednesday it is also time for a new challenge over at  Scrapy Land, #125 actually :)


For you today, I have a Christmas card I made using different supplies that I will tell you all about in the recipe below:

Card Recipe:

1. Card base - 300gsm white card stock - plied dimension 10.5 x 14.5 cm 

2. Front base panel - 10 x14 cm on which I blended Distress oxides: wild honey, ripe persommon and faded jeans :)

3. Cut the background panel using some silver card stock from my stash and the beautiful cutting die from Jeanine's Art - Frosty ornaments, which is unavailable at the moment, but you can also use this one - https://www.scrapyland.com/products/jeanines-art-dies-frosty-ornaments-frosty-frame?_pos=61&_sid=0699914d1&_ss=r&variant=20635985215576
 4. I also die cut Santa and the reindeer using white card stock and the cutting die from Tonic Studios kit :) If you don't have it you can use anything from here- https://www.scrapyland.com/search?q=sleigh.

5. The sentiment is from the same kit from Tonic and I white heat embossed it on a black piece of card  stock.

6. As final touches I added the mistletoe flower which i made using die cuts from X Cut. It is an older set, but you can definitely find something to match. - https://www.scrapyland.com/search?q=x+cut+leaves


So easy and so much fun to make one :)


Scrapy Land

Now it is your turn to play along

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

 There will be ONE winner and they will receive a
$15 Gift Certificate
to go shopping at Scrapy Land!!

The winner will be chosen by random.org and the Designers will still chose the Top Three and the Honorable Mentions. 

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.





take care and happy crafting until next time :)





Friday, November 1, 2019

Circus Time - Taylormadecards4u project


Hello, hello, it is 1st of November, could you believe it!
Winter is slowly showing around the corner but I still have some time to prepare my Christmas projects.
For you today I have a fancy shadow box card using gorgeous images from Taylormadecards4u.
I am using the Passport to the Circus digi kit. I am not exactly a fan of circus, especially of those who have animals, I am totally against using the poor little creatures for 15 minutes of entertainment and then just keep them into cages. 

But, Monica's images are so beautiful that I decided to make this card.




I started by cutting the base panels and for this I used the pattern paper from the kit, the ones with stripes and the one with stars.



The inside of the back panel has a pocket in which I added 3 tags also made with ephemera and images from the kit. I added some twine thread to them.

I cut different parts of the ephemera and added them just so it gives the impression of a 3D poster to a circus performance. There is the clown and the ballerina. 
As long as the show is a mix of dance and acrobatic performance, i could really enjoy a night at the Circus, but no animals :)



 I also cut parts of the tickets ephemera and added them on top of the panels.


On the very top of it, in the back there is the main poster that you will always see in a circus. It has the name and most important acts of the evening.



All the small pieces just make the perfect kit. 


This is my project, hope you enjoyed it and make sure to check out the blog post for this release and also check out the others gorgeous project designed by my colleagues from the inspiration team.
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Until next time, take care, stay safe and be creative :*
xoxo

Thursday, October 24, 2019

#12 Lavinia World Challenge



I absolutely love designing cards with the gorgeous stamps from Lavinia.
And because it is time for a new   Lavinia World Challenge, I have some inspiration for you.

My card today is something that I am quite proud of. I am really starting to get the hang of distress ink blending backgrounds



Card recipe
1. Cut the card base from a 300/gsm white card stock. 10.5 x 14.5 cm folded.

2. Cut a smaller panel from 80lbs white smooth Neenah paper

3. Golden heat embossed the Eden stamp and black ink stamping the Star Burst Set (LAV545) and  Snow Shrub (LAV501)

4. I used Distress Oxides inks and made the blended background.

5. Using a stencil with rain drops I added a little dimension with Nuvo Mousse 

6. I decided to leave the card without any sentiment because I think it can be used for many occasions





And this is it! Really hope you like it!






Now it is your turn!!!

Enter your project and win a $15 gift certificate to use it on a shopping spree Lavinia Worldand a challenge badge :) 

How can you do this? Sooo easy:
- In your project - use any type of rubber or clear stamps
- Digi stamps are not allowed
- THE THEME IS ALWAYS "ANYTHING GOES"
-It is a bi-weekly challenge starting on every other Thursday

If you need inspiration and not only make sure you follow us on:



Disclaimer:
Please note that although we carry the full Lavinia range, we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps. ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. 
Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World website. https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/



We can't wait to see your creations!!











Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#124 Scrapy Land Challenge




The middle of October brings a new challenge over at 

And because it is time to start getting ready for Christmas, I decided to make a simple but cute card for Christmas.


Card Recipe:

1. Card base - 300gsm white card stock - plied dimension 10.5 x 14.5 cm 

2. Front base panel - 10 x14 cm on which I Added 4 strips of washi tape, as I have a loootttt in my stash :)

3. Cut the ornaments using white card stock and glossy green and red card stock - for my project I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs - Ornaments 2 - Dies 

4. The sentiment is from a set of silver stickers

So easy and so much fun to make one :)







Now it is your turn to play along

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

 There will be ONE winner and they will receive a
$15 Gift Certificate
to go shopping at Scrapy Land!!

The winner will be chosen by random.org and the Designers will still chose the Top Three and the Honorable Mentions. 

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


We can't wait to see what you create!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.





take care and happy crafting until next time :)
Challenges I enter my project to: