Friday 30 April 2021
Sunday 25 April 2021
Tuesday 20 April 2021
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.
Thursday 15 April 2021
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
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
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