Pregnant birthday girl

My brother’s girlfriend turned 25 this weekend and I made her a card. I also made a tag-cover thing for my gift, a few items from the body shop for her to use. She is pregnant and I thought she should use some time to care for herself once in a while before the baby comes.

For her birthday card I used white and pastels with some light grey. Her favourite colors are white and any pastel color. The layout was inspired by last week’s mojo monday challenge. Posted this a bit late so I didn’t participate, loved the sketch tho!

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The tag/cover thingy (can’t find a good word for it) was inspired by this week’s colorQ challenge #263 and the previous sketch at Freshly made sketches (too late again to join the challenge). So clean and simple but it felt empty so I added a ribbon, tag and a colored stamp. She loved it!
My handwriting is usually quite bad and or ugly but this time I even amazed myself, I really loved the color combination too!

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My mom was cleaning a crystal chandelier before the party, that’s why there are prisms in the background, hehe.

A late wedding card

An old friend (and classmate) of mine got married earlier this year and next week they are throwing a wedding party for friends and family. Me and two other classmates are going together and I got the assignment to make a card for the happy couple. Here’s what I came up with during a scrap crop with mah glitter bitches today!

I remember that the bride used to love the color turquoise (I hope she still does) so I decided to make a card with white and turquoise and my all time favorite wedding stamp from Wee stamps, it’s adorable!

I was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday challenge #358, it felt fun and fitting for a wedding card.

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Most of the paper I used are from DCVW, and one from BoBunny I think, could be Echo Park too (why do I chop up my 12×12 and forget the brand?).
Stamp from Wee Stamps
Border punch from Martha Stewart, doily lace I think
Alphabet stickers and flower from Panduro
Will add some stickles too before I give it away.

I apologize for the crappy picture, I forgot to take a picture before it got dark and inside lightning is just awful. Did some adjustments to make it more true to reality. Hehe.

 

Glittery birthday card

My mother’s husband celebrated his birthday last weekend and I made him a glittery birthday card. I just love these glitter papers eventhough they are quite tricky to punch or die cut through. They are from DCWV and I think the glittery layer is of some sort of plastic which makes it harder to get through. As you can see on the closup the edges aren’t all that pretty and even but it is what it is, the card was appreciated!

I created the card based on the layout challenge this week at clean & simple stamping and I got several ideas for other variations for that layout, I’m just waiting for my vacation to start so I have some time to make them!

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Products used:

– Basic white cards, I purchase them finished with an envelope
– Glittery paper from DCWV
– Sequins
– Rhinestones from different brands
– Basic black cardstock
– Grattis-die from RoxStamps
– Sizzix circle dies
– Circle punches
– Corner punch
– Tape and glue

Sunday crafting

Finally March and it feels like spring is getting closer with the warm sunshine and colorful flowers. Spring also means birthdays in my family and this first card is for my youngest brother.
I was inspired by this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches #126

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This second card more or less just happened, feels great to be inspired and not in a rush some times! The sketch that inspired me to make the card was this week’s challenge at Clean and simple stamping.

My choice of technique was inspired by my dear friend Jen at JenandTricks, she is also responsible for me using sequins all of a sudden, never really liked them to be honest! Or at least not the figure shaped ones we used in preschool.

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My mother’s parents in law gave me this wonderful oak table when I moved a few months ago, sanded and oiled and it looks just great! So I wanted to give them something as a thanks since I got it for free, I decided to give them a nice bottle of wine and maybe some cheese so I used my new die for a wine tag and decided to enter a few more challenges this week!

Crafty bloggers network March challenge: Nature

Simply less is more #162: OLC + Spring flowers

And last but not least Promarker challenge #237: Flowers

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I must say it has been a quite productive weekend after all, my new couch is right where it should be, I’ve been biking in the wonderful weather, the sun has been shining and I got to spend some time in my crafting closet. Happy times!

A birthday card

I always make my masculine cards very dark I’ve noticed, not sure why. I guess my next challenge will be to make a bright masculine card, hehe. I made this for my stepfather but I might make a new one with another theme. Now I have one as a backup if I don’t get the time to make him a second card.

I was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday sketch! I went for some matching colors from  a few of my bo bunny papers I’ve sliced into 6×6’s. I added some gloss to the bike but it doesn’t show properly on the image below, and I used some stickles on the arrow to make the card a bit more fun. I had a hard time choosing the color of the card base.. white, grey or brown? I thought the brown brought the colors to life more than the white base, the grey one just made the card very meh.

The stamp is colored with pencils! That was a loooong long time ago and the only reason is me being lazy. I stamped the bike on a paper that bleed and I was too lazy to redo it on a proper piece of paper :-)

I did another rookie mistake and assembled the card before I had the sentiment stamped so I stamped on the card when almost finished! First I was going to put his age in the circle but I realized that I’ve done that for the last 10 birthday cards so I had to rethink.

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Another 50th birthday

My mom asked me to make her another card for another friend who just turned 50.
I decided to use this stamp which I haven’t really got to use yet, I’ve just been practicing coloring and waiting for the perfect moment to use it!
The pink paper was one of the first things I decided to use for this card and my plan was to use it as a background or at least use it for a large piece, I wanted it to be a main part of the card. Today when I assembled the card it was just too much with the pattern and all the colors (I decided to go for the I love promarkers challenge this week which is the color combo blue and pink). I wanted more white space. So I decided to just keep a stripe at the bottom and some decorations in blue and pink. All the flowers and the butterfly are sprayed with pearl mist and some color mist or distress stain to make them more interesting, plain colored flowers are often quite boring and the nuance wasn’t what I was looking for either. Luckily my distress stain broken china and spun sugar was just perfect together with the Plain Jane simply sheer spray Rosey. I also added some stickles on the stamp and the butterfly and a few too many rhinestones. These are, however, just taking up space in my stash so I was very happy to use them! And since the theme of the daring cardmakers challenge this week is forgotten treasures, I just had to add a few more and some paper flowers too!
I’m not completely satisfied with the card, I find it a bit too much. I should have left more white space and skipped the tag plus some of the bling, but you live and you learn, next time!
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