Thursday, November 21, 2019

#14 challenge Lavinia World Stamp


Hello, hello my lovelies
I took a small break from making Christmas cards and boxes and decided to have fun with my new acquisitions :) 
My project today is to inspire you to take part in our #14 challenge over at Lavinia World Challenge.

BREAKING NEWS :)
Beginning with this challenge, our Anything Lavinia Facebook group 
is also a place where you may post your cards/projects to enter our Lavinia World Challenges.

Your projects are anything goes if added to the Challenge Blog, but must include anything Lavinia (stamps, papers) if added to the Facebook group. 

Now, back to my project for you

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. I ombre stamped the Background Script stamp, I used different shades of purple
 

4. Cut the tree trunks using a die from my stash, I cut them from black thick card stock and glued them on the stamped panel

5. Cut the 2 fairies from the Tutti Design set, I used gold glitter paper, which i made using a thick white card stock on which I put a layer of double adhesive tape and then added gold glitter :) fairy dust all over my working table 

6. Glued the 2 fairies on the tree trunks - for dimension I used foam double adhesive tape

7. I wasn't 100% happy and I thought there was something else missing so it just popped up to add the 3 hearts just to show that cupid fairy is sending some love to the fairy wondering in the forest :)

8. As a final touch, I added some glossy accents drops and ta da, this is it!

Hope you will enjoy and you will give it a try :)







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 20, 2019

#126 Scrapy Land Challenge - Christmas card


Howdy friends, 
time for a new challenge over at Scrapy Land :)

And of course that I have a new Christmas card for you. I just love this time of the year. For my project today I am using gorgeous tiny cutting dies from Jeanine's Art collection - Frosty Ornaments, Christmas branches 



Card Recipe:

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

2. Front base panel - 10 x14 cm watercolour paper on which I splashed Nuvo Shimmer powder - Falling Leaves and Green Parade and after it dried I added some splashes of Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Sunlight Mist. I absolutely love how it turned out :)

3. Cut the leaves and the berries and the small poinsettia using green and red card stock.

4. Glued the small elements in a sort of bunch, leaving some leaves outside.

5. I added the berries using Nuvo Drops - Red Berry and some golden 3d paste over the flowers

6. Stamped the sentiment - Merry Christmas in Romanian, and then cut the tag with a rectangular cutting die. Glued down using double adhesive foam tape

And finish! It is pretty easy and simple to make it so you could easily give it a try!

                    






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 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 :)



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