My grandfather turned 82 yesterday and I made a card for his birthday, and some cake. I chose to use elements that I know he likes, such as raspberries, motorcycles, gold and shooting. He has been shooting in competitions for as long as I can remember and he took me and my brother for practice once a week when we were younger. I loved it and every summer I asked if we could go shooting with air pistols which he always brought with him to our summer house. First I thought of adding a plain white or kraft tag but then I remembered I had some old paper targets left from my practice so I cut a tag out of one of them. Such a damn good idea I must say! The raspberries are a few rhinestones glued together on a piece of paper, painted with some stickles to make them more pinkish.
My friend Jennie made the layout for me and the more I look at it, the more I like it. It’s interesting how much positive feedback I’ve gotten from showing the picture of the card. Now I just have to analyze what makes this card so god damn fab!
A closeup on the raspberries, so happy to use my bling stash!
Here’s the cakes I made, roll cake (directly translated from Swedish; rulltårta), it might actually be called Swiss roll when translating it. I prefer to call it roflcaek. Anyway, the red one is filled with mashed fresh raspberries and the brown one is filled with a nut creme! Next time I’ll make one with lemon curd and maybe some strawberries.. *drool*
One of my cousins turns 25 in a few weeks and I made this card for her. Her favorite colors are red, black and white (if I recall correctly), she also likes stars and to make movies. I know she wouldn’t appreciate a girly card and I’m not sure I like how masculine this card looks but at least it has some glitter, that’s not very masculine, right?
This weekend left very little time for crafting and when I had the time I just couldn’t get the inspiration or peace in order to get something done. Forced and slow, that’s how this weekend’s crafting went.
Maybe a few butterflies would do it, I might take another look before sending it, there’s still time to make improvements!
This card was inspired by the Fab Friday Challenge #13. I do feel more pleased with this one, maybe it’s the familiar shape and bold colors. Or the fact that it’s a small card, a creation fit for this lack of inspiration I’m suffering from at the moment. Another thing I’m happy about is the fact that I managed to use two of my cardboard decorations I’ve somehow collected over the years. It was one thing I thought I could go for as a goal this weekend (if everything else fails). When I found these brackets in my forgotten drawer, I thought they were extremely boring, pale and.. cheap. While looking at them I just kept hearing Jennie telling me “you can always emboss or color boring things, I do that with brads sometimes. And use color/mists on boring papers!” I gazed at my color shelf, imagined them all, one by one on my black brackets.. And suddenly my I found it; my black diamond stickles! I looked at the brackets, back to the stickles tube, grabbed it and went nuts. Love it!
And as usual I manage to take the worst pictures.. I just have to get that lightning right.
I have been waiting and longing for this weekend just so I can sit in my closet and craft for hours again. And do some cleaning and cooking of course. Crafting yesterday went extremely slow, I was a bit low on inspiration and slow to start up but managed to make a few cards. The goal was to make happy Easter cards and that didn’t go very well. I did however make two birthday cards for upcoming birthdays in March.
This one is for my granny who turns 79 this year! Inspired by Mojo Monday #282 and Ladybug crafts current challenge. The numbers are actually colored with chalk mist since I only had bigger white letters and numbers that would fit. I have a few other colors but I never ever have a card where they match with the colors.. but they are nice to look at!
I made this for my brother who is turning 23.. And now when it’s finished it feels more fit for a kid than a 20 something so I might add it to my growing pile of cards and make another one for him, more fit for his age.