Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Winter card

Hi there,

I've finally had some time to put a few cards together, which I'll show you over the next month or so.

Today I'm going to show you a card with an Alicia Bell motive "Hug". I'd also made the "ski-slope" from Makeitcrafty and placed the "hug"-motive on top of it.  I coloured them both during my Christmas Holidays and they've been in my binder with coloured items looking at me every time I opened it.

I really didn't have a clue as to how to assemble the motives to a card. So today I decided to go through all my papers and see if I could find some inspiration.

I found some Pergamano paper from a couple of years back with the sledges on, and that got me thinking, that kids playing in the snow probably would have a sledge nearby, and luckily I have a die with a sledge. I added a few simple icicles and put a matching Pearl in the centre.
Looking at the card now, I think that maybe I shouldn't have tilted the "Hug" motive as the children was already on a ski-slope, but it's too late to do anything about that now. I hope you like it anyway :-).
I intend to put this project into this challenge:
Be happy crafting!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Baby card

Hi there,

On Wednesday January 21st my nephews wife gave birth to their second child, a baby girl, to be named Luna. Their eldest daughter is called Freyja and is almost 3 years old (next month).

I had made this card for the proud parents in celebration of the birth. Since there's no colouring on the card, I don't think it's necessary to watermark it. If I'm wrong please let me know.

I've used my dies to make it and the roses are punched and assembled by myself. I have hundreds more of them in various colours to make, which I do when watching TV. I also added some pearls, and the small flowers on the pram are actually nail embellishments. As soon as I'd put the ivy leaves onto the card with my super quick drying glue, I noticed that I'd forgotten to emboss it :-(. Well, it's still ivy leaves though.

A friend of mine liked this project so much, that she wanted one for a birth in her family - also a baby girl. I had to make different pink colours on her card as I'd run out of the above coloured paper.  However, I think it turned out very well. This photo was taken before I put on the pearls and the small flowers. I think old age is beginning to set in, because I forgot to take a photo afterwards. BUT at least I didn't forget to emboss the ivy leaves this time :-)
That's all from me for now.
Be Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Colour palette challenge contribution

Hi there,

Here is my "Green Moth Maiden" from the colour palette challenge at Kit and Clowder. She's was a free digi from Ching-Chou Kuik to the contestants in the challenge.

I don't think I'm going to win the challenge, and that's OK. I really enjoyed using the new techniques of skin and hair, that I'm learning at the moment in the Skin and Hair classes at Kit and Clowder and it's great practice.

We had a colour palette that we were supposed to use of turquoise/purple nuances, and I love these colours, so I was very happy colouring her.

Yesterday, a friend and I visited a wonderful craftshop in Denmark called HobbygĂ„rden about an hours drive from my home, and there I found the wonderful backing paper. (They have absolutely everything for papercraft - except the markers).  Immediately I saw it, I knew it was perfect for the Green Moth Maiden.

I also bought the big light turqoise flowers there. The Photo doesn't do them Justice, they match the backing paper more in real life. I thought that it would be more suitable with a little bit bigger flowers than my usual roses, so I had to buy them. They were in a bag with other coloured flowers as well, so it was a good buy.

I had a few turqoise star pins, which I added and a turqoise felt heart as well.

I have a few more project finished, but they are waiting to be sent, so I cannot show them before they have been received at the other end :-). Isn't that exiting?

Hopefully I'll be back soon to show you other finished projects.

Be happy crafting!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

First card to show in 2015

Hi there,

I hope you all entered 2015 in good heath.

Sorry, I've not been very present since Christmas, but I'm trying to get back on track after the Holidays. I have coloured a few digis during the Holidays, I just need to mount them now. I'm heading for a busy time, as I'm also determined to (read: hope to) follow a class once a week. You could say that's my New Year resolution, but of course only as long as my classes run - or until I sign up for another one :-).

I have a project to show you that I made for my best friends birthday in December. It's the Spring Bling Wryn digi stamp from Tidly Inks, which was a free colouring class on the occassion of the 5000th member of Kit and Clowder.

This project is from my very first colouring class and is my second attempt at this digi (the first is in my journal of course). The hair could be better, but considering I've only just started on my classes, I'm getting more and more content with this result.

Since the Card was meant to be both a birthday and a Christmas Card, I added some poinsettias (the centres are golden brads), and I had a two big red star pins, which I put in also. 
The sentiment is a rubber stamp. I'm sorry, I don't recall where its from, but I believe it's from a free gift enclosure in a magazine.
The chequered backing paper is also a free gift from a magazine. It's called "Me to you", 6"x6" Premium Paper Pack.
That was it for now. Hope to get back to you sometime next week.
Be happy crafting!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Hi there,

I wish to send all my readers my best wishes for a Happy, Health and Prosperous New Year.

For myself I wish that 2015 will be a crafty one, where my colouring - through the help of Alyce Keegan and my fellow students at will improve. I already see some Progress, but there's much room for improvement yet.

Since this is my other "Card making" blog, I'll not get into what wishes I have for other parts of my life. I guess that people who know me personally, already know these wishes.

A fun "challenge" in December was the "surprise thank you party" for Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder.
I don't think that Alyce is ever sleeping, she seems to Work all the time at encouraging us students to colour the best we can and to practice and improve. Every step of colouring is documented by colour along videos, there's practice sheets and a booklet to document everything also. A huge effort has gone into making this material. And on top of this, Alyce herself evaluates every photo uploaded for feedback. I can only recommend  if you feel you need some colouring lessons.
The Spring Bling Wryn class is FREE for everybody who's a member of, and that's a really great start to improve your colouring. So go join a fabulous group of incredibly helpful and encouraging ladies.
We all sincerely appreciate all the work Alyce does for us, so Mari Kocjancic of the Group created a secret Group for us participating in the fun - and we had lots of fun, I tell you. We had some fantastic sponsors of everything going on, and a bloghop was arranged for Alyce as well.
Unfortunately I was unable to participate in the bloghop, but I did make a Card for Alyce and I'll show it in here to you, when I know, that Alyce has received it.
I will now move on to show you a Card I made for another fun "challenge". Betty's husband (from the Simply B Stamps group) had his 50th birthday on December 25th. Betty asked for a secret card from the members of the group, and if we were going to send him a card, she'd provide the digi/sentiment to be used for the card. This is my contribution to his birthday:

Since his birthday was so closely connected to the Christmas Holidays, I made it a combination using the digi "HubbybdayBetty" and a Christmas backing paper + poinsettias. I also had a small sticker with the date of his birthday on, so everything matched nicely.
Well, that's it for now.
Be happy crafting!