lördag 26 februari 2022

Lavinia tag and baby bag

 Two projects for you today. A Lavinia tag 

and a gift bag for a child or baby

Challenges for the tag:
Cards4Galz - things with wings
Little red wagon - make it stitched
Crafty Catz - A/G
Sweet stampin - Girly, no pink
Crafters cafe - Make your own background

Challenges for the gift bag:
Allsorts - Hand coloured image
Polka doodles - A/G
Creative fingers - A/G
Alphabet challenge - X is for xanthic
Happy little stampers - A/G with a stencil
Happy little stampers  - inky CAS

söndag 20 februari 2022

🎄ABC Christmas midway reminder ☃️

Here is a reminder about the February challenge at ABC Christmas where the theme is:

C - Clean and Simple 

D - Distressing

Choose one or choose both, that is up to you. I went for Clean and simple and made a Christmas bauble on black background. The bauble is cut out of silver vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo. 

Here is the cut file if you want to use it. 

Other challenges:

CHNC - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - I love (and that's easy, it's my Silhouette Cameo and Christmas)
CraftyCatz - A/G, option to add a sentiment and I did :)
Creative Fingers - A/G
Polkadoodle - A/G
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - let the sentiment take center stage
A perfect time to craft - A/G

onsdag 16 februari 2022

Birthday Card

 I made a very shiny birthday card using my Paul Rubens transparent water colour palette. Background is made with wide overlapping brush strokes and then I embossed the swirl and sentiment in white. The sentiment is on paper painted blue and circle die cut.


Allsorts - CAS, add elegance
Addicted To Stamps and more - Birthday
A perfect time to craft - A/G
Crafters cafe - Make your own background
HappyLittleStampers - A/G with dies
Creatalicious - A/G option to make your own background
Creative Crafters - A/G
Path of Positivity - Anything positive, option Family
Shopping our stash - hand or congratulations
Paper shelter - Shades of blue
Fab ´n´Funky - birthdays

måndag 14 februari 2022

CAS purple flowers

 I made a very Clean and Simple card by distressing the background with distress oxides in pink and purple and then stamped and embossed the flowers. Then I took a brush with water and picked up the colour from the petals to get a softer look. 

Allsorts - CAS with the option of elegance
Incy wincy - red or pink
We love stamping - Anything stamped

fredag 11 februari 2022

Valentine Cards 💕

 Here are a couple of Valentine's cards for you.


Polkadoodles - AG
Country View - hearts and flowers
Crafty Gals - Heart
Get creative - Hearts


C.R.A.F.T challenges - love/Valentine
Little red wagon - Valentine
The paper shelter - Red or pink
The sisterhood - feminine + flowers
Try it on Tuesday - All loved up
Happy little stampers - AG + dies

onsdag 9 februari 2022

🎄ABC Christmas February ☃️

 I have been asked to join the Design Team at the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and being a Christmas kinda gal I jumped at the opportunity. Thank you ladies for having me! 

So, here is the challenge for February: C is for Clean and Simple and D is for Distressing. And with a little prize from Wilma for a lucky winner.

I made two contributions:

A CAS tag with a background made with alcohol inks and just decorated with a silver snowflake.

And a card with a computer generated sentiment where I crumbled the paper and distressed it with distress ink Old Paper. 

I'm also entering the card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Winter
Crafter's Cafe - CAS (the gift tag)
The sisterhood of crafters - anything feminine, include flowers

söndag 6 februari 2022

Lavinia moon

 I've had the grand kids over this weekend so I got to sit down in the craft room and breathe a bit now. They're a bit too young to have in here among the inks, and dies and sharp weeding tools. But the older one is four so I think I might have to set up a small work space for him very soon :)

I made a rather large card today, it's A5 size, but it shows of the Lavinia stamps wonderfully. Using the Lavinia stencil and a soft colour gives a nice and lively background and I wanted to use a stencil cause of the prizes at We love stamping :). Not that I'm very likely to win since I don't live in the UK but a girl can dream. 


Allsorts - anything goes with the option of red flowers 
We love stamping - anything stamped with option of adding stenciling
Stamping sensations - anything goes with the option of wings (no wings here though)
River of creativity - anything goes
Crafty calendar - anything goes
The fairy and the unicorn - anything Fantasy
Cards4Galz - make it sparkle
Craftrocketchallenge - sparkle and bling

fredag 4 februari 2022

Frosty flowers

 The weather today truly is frightful, it's a regular snow storm going on. Thank goodness I work from home, and the dog looks at me like I'm mad when I want him to step out for a walkie. 

So it feels suitable to post a card with a frosty feel to it. Background made with a stencil and some silver acrylic paint. 


Water cooler wednesday - All about occasions
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Winter
Creative Fingers challenge - A/G
Polka doodle - A/G
Creative artiste - Anything mixed media goes
A perfect time to craft - A/G
We love 2 create- Anything mixed media goes
As you like it - Favourite true love:well, that is my Winsor&Newton iridescent water color medium. I use it for everything; to get a shine to flowers like in this card, I mix it with distress inks to get shiny colours when painting images, I dab edges with it, I mix it with water to get a sheer, glossy effect. I absolutely love it and can't imagine crafting without it. 
Cardz4Galz - sparkle