Baby album

I made an album for my niece and her parents to put pictures in. It was supposed to be a christening/name giving gift but they got it a bit earlier since I didn’t want them to forget to take pictures and write down memories each month. It’s my first big album, with 20 12×12 pages. I mostly used the collection Let’s polka, mon amie by Lawnfawn and some other pieces that matched the colors in the collection.

Page 1 – Alicia
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Page 2 – Mom and dad

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Page 3 – Waiting for you

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Page 4 – Your faces

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Page 5 – Peekaboo

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Page 6 – The prettiest girl

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Page 7 – Look! I can make this on my own

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Page 8 – 1 month

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Page 9 – 2 months

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Page 10 – 3 months

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Page 11 – 4 months

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Page 12 – 5 months

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Page 13 – 6 months

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Page 14 – 7 months

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Page 15 – 8 months

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Page 16 – 9 months

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Page 17 – The first Christmas

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Page 18 – 10 months

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Page 19 – 11 months

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Page 20 – 1 year

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Anna 55

Another aunt of mine celebrated her birthday this year, she turned 55! I made this card for her after spending some time on pinterest looking for inspiration!

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Cardmaking weekend

It’s been a quite crafty weekend I must admit. I made three cards using up a lot of time, as usual! I often find myself spending most of the time just figuring out what to do and what paper or stamp to use. This weekend I found a layout I liked a lot and thought would be fun to make a card of. It took me several hours to come up with something following the sketch! So while pondering I made two other cards, one of them for my brother as his birthday is tomorrow!
I’ll just write the challenges used above each card to make it a bit easier to read.

Seize the birthday – anything goes with the option to use washi, which I did not do. I did however get to use my new hexagon die jenandtricks got me from UK! <3
The paper used is a mixture of some scraps, don’t rememeber the brandexcept for the brown (Echo Park) and the glittery one (DCVW). I cut out the letters using my Memory Box alphabet dies, which I love!

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For this card I was inspired by Mojo Monday #369 – layout, Passion for promarkers #271 – add some sparkle. I love promarkers #243 – three of a kind. Once I saw the sketch I got an idea for the card. The papers are from Basic Grey – Persimon and First Edition – New Leaf.

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And for this happy card; Veckans skiss # 38 – layout. I colored the stamp from Some odd girl and messed with colors on the cardstock. Punched some red and pink hearts from my scraps and I even got to use my new pearl mists I found on a sale, woho!

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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 colorful birthday card

I made another birthday card today, inspired by this week mojo monday challenge #299

I looked through my paper stash and found this icecream patterned paper from echo park which I’ve owned for years and never used. It was time!

I wanted the card to look like summer so I went for bright and happy colors, I could have used brighter/lighter colors on the gifts but I wanted it to bring out the blue and green colors from the background since the other details were pink, orange and yellow. I colored the flower with my dylusion spray london blue and added some pearl mist to lighten up the color a bit, and to add some shine of course! I might add some stickles to the stamp, I haven’t really decided yet.

The yellow ribbon is another thing that has been lying in my stash for ages, I’m not really a fan of yellow but I’m working on it on all levels, just got myself a yellow summer dress!

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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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