Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer time

Hello! I have been away to Spain for a retreat with my family and have had my son, daughter-in-law and grand daughter to stay. So no card-making for me in what it seems like ages.

Yesterday was the beginning of Summer and at the same time it was Seréna's birthday. Luckily we got on together just fine, I had some great 'Oma' time with her.

This is how I will remember her. Today they have gone back home so I will really miss her.

To share a card I have chosen a grid card for a change.
Hope you are having lovely Summer weather!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tomorrow is a new day

When I first saw this bird stamp from Wplus9 I thought about paper piecing it.

I used some patterns that Sue had sent to me a while ago.

 This is my second card, painting with distress inks.

I'm all excited because I will be seeing my grand daughter this weekend. I haven't seen her in six months! My son and daughter in law will be staying with us until after her birthday on June 21st; Seréna is walking already.  We are having a family reunion. I hope to show some photos.

Thank you for your visit!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stamplorations - Casing Virginia Lu's card

I'm into card-making this last week - all of a sudden I feel like making cards again! So I'm posting a card which uses totally different techniques than I am used too, as I'm casing a most beautiful Wedding Card that Virginia Lu made. Honestly, as soon as I saw it, I pinned it - it has something very special about it.

It is for the above challenge, which can be found here.

So here are the two cards together. Not to be mistaken, the card on the left is Virginia's!

I used vellum and gold embossed the Hero Arts flowers and then colored in with distress markers. I used some string behind the sentiment and some sequins.

Thanks Virginia for the inspiration you give to the crafting world!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Inspired by Lin

Hello on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!
I was inspired by a beautiful card by Lin, which you can see here. Isn't it beautiful! I just wanted to make a little vase of flowers and had to think of a Hero Arts stamp I have, and hardly use.

I mixed up some colors with distress inks and water and after gold embossing, started painting. The vase was printed on a scrap paper (a stamped project not yet used) and after arranging the flowers I added a little branch of leafs.

And my second one in pink.

Blessings to you!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shadow inks

Hola! (That is Spanish for 'Hello'). Hope everything is well in your part of the world.

I am sharing this card which I stamped with Hero Arts shadow inks. I usually only use distress inks so it is new for me. They are completely different in their usage. I have seen lots of card designs like this which I like. It is a matter of finding your smallest flower and leaf stamps and making a pattern on your card stock.

This little bird is from Wplus9 which I love. I colored it in with distress inks.

Distressed the background with green distress ink and stamped with green and used white embossing for the leaves. I stamped a HA leaf stamp six times to create a nest for the SU bird.

Last weekend DH and I were in Spain to celebrate our 28th Wedding Annivesary. We have found the perfect spot where we enjoy staying and the weather was good. I don't have one with the two of us, have to think of that next time.

Lastly a photo of my son who turned 23 on the 14th of May with Seréna who is 11 months old today.

Thank you for your visit.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Color Q Challenge #290

Happy Weekend!
Loved the colors, so joined in the Color Q challenge, which can be here.

This stamp from Hero Arts has long been a favorite of mine.

I don't use it enough, but had to think of it while looking at the inspiration photo which can be found below.

I recently purchased some shadow inks, also from Hero Arts. Never really worked with them before, as I always use distress inks.  But amongst them were some colors which matched up pretty well with the asked colors.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dare I say... bird cards?

At the beginning of a long weekend here (National holiday tomorrow) I am posting five cards which I made with birds. I can't help it, I love creating with this little bird at the moment and that is what creating is all about, enjoying the moment and going with the flow. I would give myself a headache if I had to come up with something that isn't natural to my heart.

 I used a scrap of patterned paper for the smaller panel and found this red paper that I don't use very often, so it found a place here. I stamped and cut out a leaf from Clearly Besotted stamps for the nest. The little bird is from Stampin' Up and the Spring definition is Hero Arts (thanks Lin!). I will always be grateful to Linn (from Sending Hugs) for sending me this stamp. Before we know it, it will be Summer here, so always grateful when I can use a Spring definition!

My granddaughter, Serena will be one year old in June and will be with us at that time. So, I was thinking of giving her this card.

I had a scrap of paper that I had used distress inks sprayed with water on and hadn't used yet. I stamped over the top with a leaf stamp from Clearly Besotted and then stamped a few orange flowers. This little bird was already cut out and fit just perfectly on the branch.

Happy birthday sentiment is Stampin' Up.

This card was made by stamping a piece of paper out of a very cheaply found Nature Book.

I stamped directly onto patterned paper with several different stamps on this one. The ruler was not straight, so I had to hide it with two flowers.

My final card, with layered stamping.

I used a mix of Hero Arts and Stampin' Up for this card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Just to leave you with a little thought. A book of Derek Prince helped me to realize that God is not looking for success. Sometimes on the Mission Field, or wherever you strive to be a witness through your daily lives, the fact that there is a lack of fruit is not a sign of disapproval! God is looking for the 'faithful' servant! That blessed me so much. I can't always have success but I can be faithful!