Monday, 30 November 2020
Friday, 27 November 2020
One of them I even forgot to send out in time, so I have that one for next year.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Which one is your favourite? I think mine is the rainbow one because it's bright and fun and it reminds me of the LGTB flag, even if it has one additional stripe. I used Birthday sentiments because I need those the most, but especially that card could easily be modified to be a pride encouragement card.
Monday, 23 November 2020
Friday, 20 November 2020
how is life treating you?
This is another card that I already made last summer. My daughters had a huge Playmobil dollhouse, that I meant to sort out when we moved 2 years ago. At that time, they were neither ready to let it go, nor to have it in their rooms, because it is huge.
So we kept it in the hall, for the toddlers in the family when they came visiting. But it still was in the way, so last summer I decided to give it to my niece's children, who are still young enough to get a full childhood's worth of joy out of it.
She lives about 5 hours drive away, and usually, we see each other at least once a year, but this summer I didn't know if we could go visiting, so I decided to mail it.
Since I needed a card to go with it, I decided on houses as the general theme. I die cut the houses from white card stock and coloured them in rainbow colours with my alcohol markers. Then I grounded them on a dry embossed panel which I popped up from the card base. I also added just very faint blue ink blending to the card base, to set off the white panel and added a black sentiment strip.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
The sentiments are all the same and ready Merry Christmas in German.
Monday, 16 November 2020
since we are back in the grip of the pandemic, I feel like I might get the chance to send out these cards soon.
My daughter doodled this digital virus for me, so I printed it all over a sheet of paper and created two cards with simple Hello sentiments.
The stripey background was created with alcohol markers and a straight edge, just using different shades and varying between the chisel tip and the bullet tip. I popped up the panel and added a heat embossed sentiment.
Sunday, 15 November 2020
how do you feel about sympathy cards?
I don't much enjoy making them, just because I don't want to think about death. But on the other hand, you wouldn't want to have to make one in a hurry, right. So today I created a set of three using these beautiful serene leaf stamps and some watercolours. Both of which I do enjoy a lot.
I tried my best to use more muted colours, not my usual brights and just dabbed in the colours into the pre-wet leaves, letting the water do the work. Mostly.
As usual, I am not entirely happy with my colouring, but I think the cards overall look good.
Have a good day
Friday, 13 November 2020
how is life treating you?
My daughters' school is now back to hybrid schooling, meaning that only part of the class will be at school, while the other half will work from home.
While this is putting a bit more stress into my working hours, I am glad to endure this for the sake of the reduced infection risk. It is no big price to pay, considering that my girls are already teenagers. They mostly do their school work with merely the occasional nudge from me.
Today's card I created back during the first Corona lockdown. I had a small gift for a friend, a stamp set that I thought she might like, and since I am impatient, I decided to send it by mail.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Happy Birthday, dear! I hope your day will be as fabulous as you are!
To the card: I cut out the huge stitched leaves several times and adhered them to the card base for a faux embossing effect. I love the white on white texture.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
I created a whole lot of panels with the chevron patterns because I still wanted to create more shaker cards like this one:
Meanwhile, I made a bunch of shaker cards over several days, one day die-cutting circles and balloons and glueing the die-cuts to acetate, next day cutting off the access acetate and creating shaker wells etc.
Monday, 9 November 2020
So, I'll make it a very short posting today.
Friday, 6 November 2020
Here is a closed look at the balloon. It says Happy in gold foiling, so I didn't have to use another sentiment strip.
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
I hope you are staying positive as best you can. I find it harder in cold weather than it was in summer.
To cheer myelf and you up, I have another card with my beloved crazy llama. This time he is photobombing the armadillo.
Monday, 2 November 2020
Have a lovely start into the new week