Thursday 31 December 2020

More Flamingos

 Hello Crafters, 

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, despite social distancing and reduced family opportunities. 

We sure did, even though it was sad not so see everyone. I am looking forward to having a full family Christmas again next year. With vaccinations started, I feel that by Christmas life should be better by Christmas. 

Since I am thinking pink for next year, I'll take the opportunity to share some more Flamingo cards today. They were both inspired by the incredible Jennifer her embossing folder techniques

I always feel that I don't use my embossing folders enough, especially this one. I love it because it's so unique. But it's not super versatile. 

So I made several impressions with different tones of ink and just added different sentiments on top. The last is a standard white impression, but I softly brushed some pink over the flamingo, to make it stand out more. 

As usual, I made them all Birthday cards, since this is what I use most of throughout the year. 

I hope you'll have a lovely New Year's Eve today. 

See you in 2021


Saturday 12 December 2020

Birthday Princess

Hi Crafters, 

today's card is a re-make of this card I made years ago. My daughter loved it so much, she wanted to re-create it for my niece's 2nd Birthday, which was 3 years ago today. Time surely flies. 

Happy 5th Birthday little one!

I think my girl will tell me off for showing her early works since she has made a lot of progress in her artwork in the past years. So please don't tell her.

I love her take on it and how much care she took.

Have a great day!

Tuesday 8 December 2020

One layer stencilled Christmas card

Hello Crafters, 

I do hope you are still safe and healthy, wherever you are. And hopefully well on track with your Christmas preparations. 

I am not much in the mood this year, but at least I am less stressed about Christmas preparations than ever before in my adult life. I started early and am well on track at the moment. 

Today's card is one I actually made last year. We had two French exchange students staying at the time and had a little crafty session together. I made this simple one layer card with a stencil and some inks and sequins. Very simple, but I like that in a card. 


Have a lovely week!



Wednesday 2 December 2020

Hot pink Flamingo - Part 2

Hello Friends, 

and happy December. Can you believe it? Christmas panic is setting in. 

Here is the second Flamingo I promised you on Monday. 

As before, I coloured her in hot pink with my ZIG markers and fuzzy cut her out. Then I die-cut the letters to spell Birthday from black card stock and arranged them vertically on the card. The happy die-cut was once again coloured with alcohol markers since I don't have that bright pink card stock. I stacked it up for more dimension and adhered it across the Birthday.

So, which one is your favourite?

Have a lovely day