Friday 30 April 2021

Birthday hearts


and thanks for stopping by. 

Today I'd like to show you a card I made with one of my very first alcohol ink panels. I was just playing and trying out different colour combinations. For this panel, I used red pink and yellow and filled almost all the space. 

I wanted to cover up some of it for the card, but not too much, so I chose this heart die cut with a lot of open space and adhered it flat to the panel. I added sentiment strips to say Happy Birthday with foam tape and added the whole panel to a black card base. To tie in the white from the die cut I added faux stitching with a white gel pen. 

For the envelope, I ink blended another panel with similar colours and cut out the hearts from that. The inside pieces I used for yet another Birthday card

Wishing you a happy day

Sunday 25 April 2021

Birthday Llama

Hello Everyone,

this is the card I made with the rest of my Easter card stips. The fence idea I had for the first card didn't leave me, so I tried again. I adhered the strips to a piece of printer paper, so I could pop it up on foam tape all in one piece. Then I coloured the Llama with my ZIG markers and tucked it in behind.


I chose a Birthday sentiment because you can never have enough Birthday cards,

Lots of love

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Hello Friends, 

who are you? 

Today's card was again made with bits and pieces I had prepared a long time ago. Well, actually it's only one piece, which is the main panel I coloured with Gelatos, back in the day. I found it in my stash and decided to make something with it. 

Since it was a bit narrower than the card base, I decided to leave a white border and spell out Birthday along the edge. I also added a strip to say happy. I've had that stamp set for a long time, but I've only made it work for me lately, with my stamping platform. Before I was never able to get good coverage on any of these sentiments because they have so much solid area.

The result was a bit bare still, so I looked through my stash of stickers and found this ice lolly that matched neatly and added a splash of red, which I like a lot. 

I hope you'll have a lovely day

Thursday 15 April 2021

Sleepy Racoon

Hello Friends, 

how are you keeping? I am glad we're heading into summer. But compared to last year, the general mood is very different. People are more grumpy, less hopeful, I feel everybody is worn out. 

I myself feel it too, it's getting to me, but we need to hang in there. I am trying to be grateful for the things I have. There are so many people out there, whose life is so much harder, who have lost their job, who are alone, who have lost loved ones.

So I am thinking of them and trying to see what I have rather than what I miss. 

To the card... When I made last year's Easter cards, I had to cut off strips of each panel, so I had all those lovely spray-inked stips left over. 


I didn't want them to go to waste, so I glued them to a card base and made an uneven border. I meant it to be a landscape card and thought of it as a fence, but in the end, I liked it better in portrait orientation. 

I finished it off with a sleeping racoon, coloured with my ZIG markers, in a polaroid frame. I love those frames they are so versatile. 

Stay safe out there




Thursday 8 April 2021

Over the rainbow clouds

Hello Everyone, 

did you have a good Easter weekend? Since my girls aren't small anymore, we took it very relaxed and had a lazy weekend. 

I created this card last year, for my great-niece's first Birthday. At the time I'd seen a lot of rainbow clouds on the Internet and wanted to try it out myself, so found my cloud stencil and blended a lovely rainbow directly onto the card base. Then I looked through my stickers and found an image to go with the idea. 

I kept the colouring very simple because the stickers don't handle too much blending with alcohol inks. But since the banner happened to have just the right number of triangles, I personalized the card by adding her name.

Otherwise, I kept it simple. I stamped the sentiment directly into the clouds and reinforced the sticker with a piece of card stock so I could adhere it with foam tape. I also found a sticker to dress up the bright yellow envelope.

I love how the clouds turned out, clouds should be rainbow in real life...



Monday 5 April 2021

Hello Kitty

 Hi Crafters, 

how are you?

I made today's card for a workmate who is in the process of adopting a kitten. 

I coloured the kitty like the one she is adopting with my ZIG markers. Then I did a bit of fiddly surgery and cut off the balloons with a craft knife and a straight edge. I glued the cat behind the polaroid frame and the balloons on top, to get a continuous image, and popped it up with foam tape. I love the contrast with the bold black stripes. 

I'll send it to her when she actually get to collect the new fur baby, with a few treats. I think she'll love it. 



Sunday 4 April 2021

Hello friends and happy Easter, 

I had this card base already prepared from another crafting session when I was assembling my Easter cards. Not wanting it to acquire feline bite marks or footprints, I decided to use it now and quickly stamped coloured and cut another chick, just like the others. 

I adhered the chicky with foam tape and added a simple Easter sentiment. I think the playful font goes well with the image. 

I also created my own envelope with one of my very old unused patterned papers, I am proud of myself for trying to finally use them up. 

I hope you will stay safe over Easter and still have a lovely time