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Monday, July 23, 2018

Christmas in July Card

Hello Bloggers,

A Christmas card today. No July can pass without one! :)

After staring at this beautiful green paper for a very very long time I decided I wanted to make a card that shows it off. Properly.

So, here is the only patterned paper I've used on this card. The white layer is rather pierced.
 The words Happy and Wishes come from a Happy Birthday set, but I replaced the word birthday with Winter from a totally different set. :)

Used:

  • Creative Expressions - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy (CED8301)
  • Joy!Crafts - 6002/0551 Seasons
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0300 Anja’s Border
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0182  Ornament & Bell


Challenges:

  1. Christmas Card Throwdown: July Theme Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas Card (Happy Birthday text dies + Seasons text dies = Christmas sentiment)
  2. Crafty Catz: Crafty catz #426 challenge ATG n Dies or punches
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 477 - 19th of July – Christmas
  4. Christmas In July | ModSquadChallenge
  5. Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog: SOS 362 : Christmas in July!
  6. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Add a sentiment Challenge
  7. Die Cuttin Divas: Ch #378 ~ Lots of Layers
  8. Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #170 ~ Christmas in July
  9. The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: Challenge #43: ANYTHING GOES
  10. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog: July Challenge
  11. Use Your Stuff: Challenge #322 - Anything Goes (with a title or a sentiment)


Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mixed Media Birthday Card

This card made it to the Top 3 @C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!!!




Hello Bloggers,

a very fluffy card today :)

I added some not exactly very floral layers into the flowers, and this is the result of it :)
Modelling paste, threads, buttons, tiny balls, inking, stamping, sequins, a whole bunch of die-cuts...
This card is of a really not-standard size and shape, so I had to use my envelope calculator to make an envelope for it. Successfully! Lots of thanks again and again to my dear husband who made this wonderful tool for me!


Used:
  • Leane Creatief Lea'bilities "Flower 008" 45.0577 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0331 - Leaf 1
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0332 - Leaf 2
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0478 Doily Round
  • Viva Decor – Patchy - Silicone Embossing Mould - Decorative Scroll #42
  • Viva Décor – Patchy - Silicone Embossing Mould - Decorative Scroll #41
  • Studio Light - Beautiful Flowers StencilBF06
  • Studio Light - Romantic Botanic Clear Cling Background Stamp STAMPRB225
  • Marianne Design - Creatables - Lace Border LR0507
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencil GOTHIC THS026
Challenges:
  1. pile it on: Pile It On #144: Vintage/Retro
  2. Allsorts challenge blog: Week 476/477 - Flowers all over
  3. Craftaholics R Us: Challenge # 28 TURQUOISE
  4. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #101 - Birthdays 
  5. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #216 - Green & Pink
  6. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 476 - 12th of July – Shabby Chic
  7. Floral Birthday with Kitchen Sink Stamps | ModSquadChallenge
  8. Hobbywinkel De Egel: Juli challenge # 61
  9. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2018 challenge
  10. Use Your Stuff: Use your Stuff challenge # 321 - Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Monday, July 9, 2018

Girl's Dream Jumble Card

This card is the winner @ Crafty Calendar Challenge!

And it made it to the Top 5 @ Crafty Cardmakers!



Hello Bloggers,

A girly stuff card today. I know it's all kind of jumbled up :) Well, anyways... dreams are not necessarily always organized and orderly, are they?

I just used a bunch of die-cuts in their original form - cut and embossed only, no extra inking or anything.

Finished with only a couple of pearls, this card was to travel a long way, so I tried to keep it as flat as possible.


Used:
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cr1220 Eiffel Tower
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0328 Presents
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0293 Oval Frame
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0230 Sea Shells
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0248 Tiny’s Flowers 1 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0319 Fashion Bag 1
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0148 Corner
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0226 Perfume Bottle
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0293 Feathers
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0357 Border 
  • Joy!Crafts 6410/0031 Postcard Stamp 
  • Crealies Creative Flowers die no.2 - CLCF02
Challenges:
  1. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #215 - Pretty In Pink
  2. Crafty Calendar Challenge : July Challenge 'Totally Girly'
  3. Crafty Cardmakers: #215 At Least Two Dies/Punches or One of Each
  4. Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge # 182 - All Things Bright and Bautiful
  5. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: Challenge #280 July 2018 (the background is composed of two Joy!Crafts patterned papers - pink and brown)
  6. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog : 4 Crafty Chicks #410 Birthday (the writing on the stamped postcard says Happy Birthday)
  7. Always Fun Challenges: Challenge 66
  8. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Bright Colors Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Lena

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thank You Card. Bedankt.

The major inspiration for this card was the beautiful Marianne Design Creatables Lr0300 Anja`s Border. It's a very pretty die, yet I find it a little tricky to use. It's rather specific and not easy to show off. This is my attempt to create something unusual with it. :)
Marianne Design Lr0300 Lr0229 Lr0150 Lr0192 Joy!Crafts 6002/0263 Nellie Snellen FLP031 FLP011 Provo Craft Alphabet #11255187
The roses are punched and so are the lovely 3D leaves around them. The Nellie Snellen Floral Punches are great!  
Marianne Design Lr0300 Lr0229 Lr0150 Lr0192 Joy!Crafts 6002/0263 Nellie Snellen FLP031 FLP011 Provo Craft Alphabet #11255187

Used:
  • Marianne Design Lr0300 Creatables Anja`s Border
  • Marianne Design Lr0229 Creatables 
  • Marianne Design Lr0150 Creatables 
  • Marianne Design Lr0192 Creatables Leaves
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0263 Stencil Tak Nr.1
  • Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Jumbo Set FLP031 Rose Leaves
  • Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Set Jumbo Blad-1 FLP011
  • Provo Craft Cuttlekids Fairy Alphabet Dies #11255187
PS Detail: Nellie Snellen Floral Punches
I love these punches. They are not cheap, but the elements they produce are really beautiful. Look at the leaves! They are not embossed - they are really 3D!
These Cameo Punches are from the same family. Lovely!

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