Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cards with wildflowers by Tim Holtz

Hello everybody and greetings from the Loire Valley where at last I could find a wifi signal in front of our house in an ex-barn which is now a man cave with comfy armchairs, mood-lights, old newspapers, record-players and decorations from flea markets... 

Unfortunately the wifi doesn't work in our house although it was good before our arrival :-)

Anyway I can use the internet in the barn, so  I can post to the blog and I can show you my two cards I had made before in Luxembourg.







The white flowers were embossed, the others were cut out from Tim Holtz Core'dinations papers.

And here are some photos from the Loire Valley, some places we have visited on the first 2 days.


Chenonceau:












Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's castle in Amboise












Saturday, 20 May 2017

Mother's Day card with blue roses

For making this card I had an inspiration, our quilt.




Here is the quilt on our bed.








What I used:



Ranger Archival ink pad (Cobalt, Jet Black)

Faber-Castell, Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencil Indanthrene Blue

Ranger Clear embossing powder - for the text





Thursday, 18 May 2017

Card with crazy Hungarian Vizsla

For my card I used the Hungarian Vizsla from Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamp set. Maybe for you this image is another type of pointer but I'm Hungarian so for me this is obviously a Vizsla, a cute and crazy Vizsla :-)





What I used:






Zig Clean markers

DecoArt Americana paint, Winter Blue

Judikins embossing powder, Opaque White

kraft paper



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Card with the fairy of Art Impressions

At the Art Impressions blog there's a new challenge called Dots and Stripes. So I made a card with a cheery polka dot background and with this funny fairy image of Art Impressions.







What I used:





Ranger Distress markers (Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass)

Zig Clean markers 



Judikins embossing powder, Opaque White

Sizzix Framelits dies

kraft paper




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Cards with flowers of Tim Holtz

I wanted to play again with Tim's flowers of the Flower Garden stamp set. And I also wanted to play with colours, so I made three card versions perfect for the upcoming Mother's Day in Luxembourg.











The background was made the same way I had shown you before at the Country View Crafts blog.





Monday, 15 May 2017

Greeting card with Harry Potter - Card with the wizard of Penny Black

The Penny Black Wizard stamp is so useful if you want to please Harry Potter fan boys. I have two nephews - a brown and a blonde - who love Harry.

So I had to adapt the colouring to the boys' hairs, this is why I have a blonde and a brown-haired wizard card.










Sunday, 14 May 2017

Card with felt flowers

Sometimes it's good to dig out my old designs and mix them   or just refresh them. For this card I used the background of an old tag.



Sorry, there's no step by step tutorial this time but I can help you with two photos and with some explanations.





I coloured my Canson watercolour paper (300gms/140lb) with Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and then stencilled with Pine Needles through Tim's Flourish stencil.

Then I stamped Tim's Reflection stamp with white ink onto the card.






With this picture I show you how I arranged the greens and branches behind the flowers.





With my card I would like to join:

- the Fabric and Fibres challenge of the Stamps and Stencils blog because of my wool felt flowers

- April showers bring May flowers challenge of the Work it Wednesday challenge of the Simon Says Stamp


I hope you like it! Happy crafting!


Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Tim Holtz Hipster stamp - Framed chimp

On the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog right now there's a challenge called: It's a frame up! - and as you see I couldn't resist it.


So I made this:




For the humorous text I have to say thanks to my lovely daughter. It was her who helped me out when yesterday I told her what I was doing and I was struggling to find a great text. I wanted a king's name or something... but in the end it was Eszter who told me: Henry the hairy :-) It was just brilliant!

What is so special in Eszter that she speaks not just Hungarian and French but the English as well! And she is just 11! 


As for the background...

I used Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bow and Tumbled Glass to make the background and I stamped the damask motifs with Faded Jeans. I wanted to make and old wall paper.





With Vintage Photo I inked not just the edges but here and there too.  




I cut out the frame from chipboard, painted brown and left it to dry. After I randomly dabbed with a sponge and with Vintage Photo and sprinkled with Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder. I wanted to achieve a worn and distressed gold frame. 




The text was stamped with Lawn Fawn letters and Ranger Archival Potting Soil stamp. The edges were distressed with a scissors and inked with Vintage Photo. I used double sided foam tape to attach to the card.





What I used:





Ranger Archival ink, Potting Soil


Ranger embossing powder, Gold Tinsel

double-sided foam tape (about 2mm thick)






I hope you like it! Happy crafting!



Vintage postcard with rose

For this card I had an inspiration, a beautiful vintage postcard image with rose I had found on internet. Here you can find many fabulous printable vintage images.

Well, here is my card:



And here is the inspirational image:




For making my card I used the following items:







This was my first attempt and now I know what I want to do differently next time :-)