2014. július 25., péntek

Water-themed and -coloured card

This is my second scheduled post for this week as I leave for the UK for two weeks and I didn't want to leave it here all alone. LOL

I whipped up this card in like 15 minutes (which is veeeery fast for me) because it was a late nameday card for my dad. We spent a week in Croatia with my parents so its theme was obvious and that's also the reason why it was late. :)



I used my brand new watercolour set and a little bit of embossing before I hand stitched its left side. Then I tried my lettering skills and wrote 'Dad' on the right side. 


To finish it off I put a textile button with a starfish on it in the top right corner.  

I'm also entering this into this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge.

2014. július 23., szerda

Flower Framed

This card was pretty simple to create with a PaperSmooches set. Obviously, I'm entering this into their current Anything Goes challenge. :) I put a Post-it note in the middle and started to stamp with each stamp in each colours. I tried to keep their balance though so I paid attention where I stamped in which colour.



Then I decided to put a leaf as a feather in the middle and heat embossed it on gold.



I wasn't sure about the sentiment for a long time. The card was sitting on my shelf for ages. Then I really needed a birthday card for my aunt and suddenly I knew exactly how I should finish it. I grabbed my red alphabet stickers (from Basic Gray I think), put them on my ruler and to mix it up a little I put on there a capital letter as the second letter and glued them on. To give it its final shine I put some glossy accent on each letter.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp's Emboss It challange.

2014. július 20., vasárnap

A Birthday Card That Travels With Us

To Scotland to be exact. It'll be our Scottish friend's birthday on the 4th August and we were invited to meet them during their summer holiday back in Scotland. I wanted this card to be pretty special for her so I was delighted when checking out the current RIC photo and said: yes, that's it!



I've bought recently a Kohinoor watercolour kit - better later than never. It has 16 beatuiful colours and I decided to try them for backgrounds first. 



The flowers fit just perfectly to the inspirational photo in colours. I chose them from Basic Grey's Fresh Cut paper pad and fuzzy cut the image by hand.


In the end I decided to hand stitch the top stripe to add a little bit of interest. With the help of my ruler's holes I punched along first then stitched through with a lime green thread.

You have still time to take part in this challenge. I think its colours are fantabolous - again!

2014. július 9., szerda

A Notebook for Csabi's Funny Sayings

I saw the idea of creating a notebook that you can jot down the funny things children (in this case, our little godson) say in the Scrapfellow blog. You can buy the whole package to create a wooden covered one and learn the how-to with others all along. But I wanted to bind and decorate the cover all by myself and wanted something that is lighter and easier to tuck in somewhere quickly. Well, I hope the embellishments won't mind the latter either. :-D


So I searched for the simpliest notebook binding method on youtube - this one is with saddle stitches. It is really as simple as it looks and you can easily create even more thickers notebooks with it.



If you're still here and interested what the sentiments mean: "Gyerekszáj" means something like "children's mouth" (referring to funny and wise things at the same time), while "mosoly" means "smile". I really have to teach you Hungarian, you know, I'm a linguist. ;-)


Since the hyppo is from Paper Smooches and the birds are from the Hero Arts + Basic Grey exclusive set and I even coloured them, I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes
A Blog Named Hero - Color It In

2014. július 3., csütörtök

Mad Woman Colouring

This is my 2nd post for today, you can check out the 1st one with many yummy colours and sparkliness for the current Curtain Call challenge here.

This week's Runway Inspired Challenge was a big challenge for me. I was colouring this card like a mad woman yesterday evening. LOL My hubby stepped in and asked what I was doing and I said: 'Shhh, I've got an idea!' I just truly hope you can see it too. :-D



The stamp is originally an inverse background stamp from HA that I smudged with shadow inks and pressed at an angle to my cardstock so that it totally resembles the upper part of the dress. Then I coloured in the flowers with my Indian ink pens (basically, the same as distress markers) and stroke them with a size 2, wet paint brush. And then I couldn't resist adding 2 matching enamel dots. :-) I think they totally fit the bill.



 Thanks so much for checking my card out! ;-)



Yummy Colours

I loved the colours of the current Curtain Challenge and made this card to take part in it.



Since it's for my granny's birthday and she likes sparkly things, I put some shiny stickles on some flowers and some glossy accent onto the middle of the rest of the flowers. I think it makes the card look even more happy, don't you think?




Thanks for stopping by!

2014. július 2., szerda

A Wedding Card

I was given a wedding invitation and asked to create a congrats card very similar in style. I used PS stamps, gold embossing powder, rob-on letters and some shimmery mists to paint alongside the lines with the colours of the original card. This is what I came up with:




Challenge: Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes

2014. június 28., szombat

A Wannabe Guest Designer Post


So Create a Smile Stamps is a totally new company on the horizon and they decided to give away a Guest Designer Spot for their very first release. I was on vacation last week but I would love to be on Christine's team even for two posts! You have still time to try your luck with their freebies here.






This is the card I whipped up with some Promarkers, a chipboard stencil from Scrapfellow (I cut off a piece of it for the nest ... whoops), candydots and alphabet stamps. I put some foam adhesive under the birdie's head so that not only the nest looks 3D. The sentiment means: Hooray! You turned 1 year old! Which is obviuosly for our soon-to-be-godson in September. ;-)

Check out Create a Smile and stay tuned for their first release on 11 July. I'm sure I will!

Plus challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Work it Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes

2014. június 16., hétfő

Yes, it's the bird again!

I managed to fit in this tiny tag before I leave for Croatia. The bottom part is from a packaging that used to hold some yummie chocolate with roasted green tea. You read it right! We got it from our Japanese friend who makes them. You can check out its beautiful packaging here (the 1st pic on the right).

And don't forget to check out Virginia's latest challenge that I enter this tag into. It's fabulous!



Gotta go to finish my jobs before I leave. Thank you for looking!

2014. június 9., hétfő

Sea themed card

I ran out of foam tape while making the very last side (booo), so I had to finish it with mini foam squares, which resulted in some sticking sequins... Anyway,  it was made for my brother's 23rd birthday this Wednesday and since he's all about water, I think this card is perfect. :-) 






Challenges: