Friday, January 21, 2011

You made my day - Card Patterns #98

I'm having so much fun playing along with all fun sketch challenges everywhere on the web!! This week I started with Card Patterns Sketch #98.. fun fun fun!!!! So happy to have my mojo back!!!

This is what I came up with....and yup.. I've been working with more OLD scraps (Dreamstreet papers). I also discovered some other Cuttlebug embossing folders in my drawer.. didn't remember I bought these a loooooong time ago.. such a fun surprise...hahahaha....

 And again some more details.. I've used the heart embossing folder here, some Puffy Paint dots, some stamples, pearls and a touch of glitter on the borders of the star... Totally looooove this colorcombo!!!

Gotta run.. hope to be back with some more 'fresh' cards soon!!!!!

Wishing you all a fun weekend.. and thanks again for stopping by!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick & Simple...

Sometimes I really have to challenge myself to create something quick & simple.... I always want to add so many details to my creations (sometimes a little TOO much..I know.. haha)...

Soooo for this card I grabbed some small pieces of patterned paper (old Junkitz papers) and a few embellishments... and voila.. my card was finished... really QUICK & SIMPLE ;-) I really love to work with bright colors... so I had to step outside my comfort zone a little bit here... buuuut I guess I'm kinda happy how this card turned out.. hehe...

Oh...this weekend I found out that one of my cards was featured on the Scrapbook Trends/Cards Blog, I'm so excited to see my little card popping up overthere..such a big surprise *blushing*.

Thanks again for stopping by!!!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #97

And yup here I am again ;-)..... couldn't resist playing along with this weeks Card Patterns (Sketch #97)... not too happy with the result... buuuuut I'm happy I was able to finish my card right on time anyways... (deadline=today)

I've been diggin' in my pile of scraps again for this card and ended up using some more OLD Dreamstreet papers (such a great thing I kept all of these little pieces of scraps.. hehe). Soooo.. this is what I came up with.......  again a little little bling and glitter everywhere... ;-)

Here are some more details... can you see how much I love my Cuttlebug embossing folders?? hehehehe... (sorry for the bad pics.. it's so grey and dark outside..)

Wishing you all a great weekend!! Happy Scrappin'!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

CPS #200

It's been waaaaayyyy too loooooong since I've played along with some fun challenges posted on the different challenge blogs. Sooo.. this week I decided to give it a try... I started with sketch #200 posted at the CPS blog.

This is what I came up with...  I worked with some really OLD Dreamstreet Papers and for this colorcombo I was totally inspired by this card created by my sweet friend Ingrid Danvers (ok.. I've added some extra yellow to it.. but you know what I mean right? haha) (Since It's dark outside by the time I get home from work I haven't been able to take a good pic of this card.. hope it's clear enough ;-))

And this is the sketch we had to work with for this challenge. I created a fun '50' card out of it, since some people around me will be turning 50 in a little while.. that way I'll have at least 1 card ready for them.. hehe..

Sooo.. what are YOU working on at the moment?? Cards? Layouts? Other fun projects??? Can't wait to hear!

Gotta run....  Bye bye for now ;-)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Twinkle twinkle little star....

Yup... another card with a little star.. sorry ;-)

I've been digging up these old My Mind's Eye papers somewhere at the bottom of my scraps box.  So happy I kept all of these little pieces of paper over 5(!) years ago.. hehe...

Again I layered the 2 stars with 3d foam tape and added glitters to the borders of the small star. I've been hooked on using thread on my cards as well... so I wrapped some thread around the smallest star...
Love love love my sewing machine (without thread), my Cuttlebug embossing folders, my Martha Steward punch and my Puffy Paint.. can't live without these fun tools!! And of course I had to add a little bling to give it a finished look as well ;-)

I've been working on some other cards (from sketches) these past days. Having so much fun creating again! WOOHOO!!

Happy scrappin'!!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

More flowers, jewels & puffy paint!

I'm so happy to be back in blogland again!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for the inspiration on all of your blogs!!!!! For now I'm working a lot on cards (to use up my scraps) but I'm planning to start working on layouts too again soon.

For this card I've been playing with some old Glitz papers which I've been layering several times on the card.. As you can see I've been using mostly patterned paper on this card.. and only a few embellishments...

I'm not really satisfies with this card.. somehow I 'miss' something.. don't know what.... I'm sure having fun playing with scraps again... and I sooooo love my Martha Steward punch!!!
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Patterned Paper: Glitz, Rub ons: Autumn Leaves, Big brad: O' Scrap, Flowers: Prima, Ink: Ranger, Rhinestones: Kaisercraft, Punch: Martha Steward border punch, Puffy Paint: Tulip, Other: staples, sewing machine & Cuttlebug (embossing folder)

Thanks again for stopping by!! Have a great week!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Mini cards

I'm always looking around for cute mini cards to add to presents or flowers (yup.. most of the time I just BUY these instead of making them.....). Since I'm having lots of leftover cardstock pieces, I decided to create some personal mini-cards out of this for my stash...... (and believe me.. my cards stash is HUGE... sometimes I just don't know what to do with these anymore.. hehe... I do try to send them out once in a while.. but the rest is sitting in my drawer.. such a pitty)

Sooooo.....I started with this little one... totally made out of small strips of leftover patterned paper (Creative Imaginations).....
Added a Prima flower, a jewel, a cardstock circle and some puffy paint.... and voila!
I think orange is going to be my 2nd favorite color besides pink.. haha... I find myself using this color more and more these past months!!!

Have a fun weekend and thanks again for your sweet comments!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday card

For this little Happy Birthday card I've used some more REAL OLD scraps.... still having that big pile of scraps on my table... so before using my new stuff I'm challenging myself to use as many scraps as I can.. hehe.. Yup.. a great resolution for 2011 huh??

Anyways.. I started off with a plain white cardstock card here.... and added some pieces of patterned paper, flowers and other embellishments... (the big brad in the center of the flower has been altered with some jewels)
To give it a finished look I added some more Puffy Paint dots and I used my sewing machine without thread to finish the borders of the card...
Wishing you all a great week! Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New year to all of my blog readers!! Wishing you all a creative, healthy year filled with love and happiness!!! Yup.. another year passed by in a blink of an eye.... can't believe it's already 2011!!! Time sure is flying by too fast!!!

Buuuttt.. on another note... I had some more ME-time these past days.... which resulted in some more cards!!! I'll start working on layouts again soon.. but for now I've challenged myself to use some very old scraps for my cards.. and until now it's working really well.. ;-)

This cards turned out kinda simple.. but it was so much fun to make! Totally love this color combo! The white dots on the orange star are made with Puffy Paint.. yup.. still addicted to it.. so happy I bought a stash in the US a few years ago!!
I've added some white glitter to the borders of the white star and wrapped some thread around it to be able to attach my safety pin. Both stars are layered with 3d foam tape between them.
Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments over and over again!!