Jun 29, 2020

Birthday card for my husband

My husband celebrated his 53rd birthday last month, so I made him this card, which for me is a CAS card. I was able to use some old scraps of paper with alcohol ink, that I made in a class a while back:
Materials used:
Scrap piece with alcohol ink
Dusty blue cardstock
Spellbinders D-Lites – Make a Wish
By Lene Design – Dagens mand
Lindys Stamp Gang spray – Blazing black

Jun 27, 2020

A card and a cake

Recently one of my nephews turned 20 and his parents and girlfriend arranged a surprise party for him. And no party without a cake, so I made him a naughty cake with big boobs 😉.
The cake consisted of 3 layers of vanilla cake (drømmekage), 1 layer w/elderflower mousse and 1 w/strawberry and rhubarb mousse. It was iced with IMBC and covered with homemade fondant.

I also made a card to go with the present for him and that turned out this way:
Materials used:
13@rts – His & Hers Remastered collection 6x6
UHK Gallery – Old Fashioned Christmas collection
White and kraft cardstock
Crealies – Star die
Marianne Design – COL1347 (numbers)
Spellbinders – Triple Tear and Matting Basics 6x6
Dixi Craft – Alphabeth
Banners – cut by hand

May 19, 2020

Quick Christmas Cards

Last weekend I went to visit my Godparents, they are both over 80 so they are at high risk when it comes to the Corona virus, but they are good at staying at home and taking care of each other. It was really good to see that they are doing great and coping well with everything that is going on. I had made a little box with some different cards for them, so they have some for different occacions. Among them were some Christmas cards which I will show today. All the cards are made with papers that came with at magazine from Hunkydory - Cardmaking collection.

Other materials used:
Gold and Silver cardstock
White and light teal cardstock
Dies - Marianne Design, Yvonne Creatief, Card Making Magic, China die and Simple and Basic
Stars from my stash
The banner with "Glædelig Jul" is cut from an old Christmas card
and a leftover piece from a braided star

May 5, 2020

A new layout of William

I have not made as many layouts of my son, as I have of the girls, so I thought it was about time I made another one for him. And since Maja Design has some great boyish papers I decided to use some of that with some school pictures from 3 years ago. And considering that I think it is really hard to make masculine cards and layouts I am very pleased with the outcome.
A few close-ups:

Materials used:
Maja Design – Denim & Friends collection, 12x12 and 6x6
Dusty Attic – Mini tabs #2, Word pack #6
Dutch Doobadoo stencil – Bricks
Stamps – Crealies No. 27 + one bought at the grocery store
Crealies die – Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 19 stars
Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Pearls from my stash
Gesso and blue acrylic paint

May 3, 2020

Baby card

One of my colleagues had a baby boy at the end of March. The little boy wasn't due until here in May, so they were at the hospital for a while, but now they are at home. Due to the virus my colleague had to stay at the hospital the whole time, so we haven't seen him yet, and don't know when we will see him again, since we are all pretty much still work at home, but I have made a card now for them, so it is ready for when we can give him the baby's gift. This also gave me the oppurtunity to try out a new die set that I got for my birthday – the baby clothes line from Marianne Design. I am really happy with the outcome of this card, it's definitely one I will be making again.
Materials used:
ScrapAndMe – Blossom Blue collection
Cardstock – White, cream, craft, black and blue
Sue Wilson die – It's a boy
Marianne Design – CR1502 & COL1422
China dies – Doily and bow
Rose – WOC
Halfpearls from my stash

Apr 26, 2020

Spring birthday card for my Godmother

May 4th it is my Godmothers birthday, so today I made this spring inspired card for her:
Materials used:
Lemoncraft papers:
Melody A4 paper pad, Leaves paper pad, Violet Silence Basic and Everyday Spring
White cardstock
Marianne Design – banner
China die – branches
Spellbinders – biggest circle
Card Making Magic – smallest circle
Flowers from WOC, on the daisies I replaced the centers with gold stamens
Embroidery thread and buttons from my stash
Lindys Stamp Gang – Golden Sleigh Bells
A punch from my stash to cut round corners
Stickles – Golden Rod

Apr 19, 2020

Layout of Isabella - contribution to More Than Words April challenge

Hope you are well and staying safe at home in this unusual time. Even though I have been staying at home, I haven't been very creative. I still have to work and at the same time I have 3 kids at home who also had to follow some online teaching, so it has been very busy, I have had to help them more with their school work than I have ever done before. At the same time the weather has been very nice, so I have been spending a lot of my free time working in the garden. Last summer we didn't get so much done out there, and it was kind of boring when we moved in 1½ years ago, so this year I have 4 projects I would like to get done, and I have now completed 2 and started the 3rd one, so I am getting there. I must say the weather makes a huge difference, when you have to stay at home, imagine how depressing it would be, if the rainy weather had continued. At least that is the situation here in DK.

Anyway, I was inspired by More Than Words April challenge which was the word Everyday and the creative challenge is bugs and/or birds. I remembered we had a picture of my oldest daughter where she had her face painted with a butterfly – perfect for this challenge. The picture reminded me of an EVERYDAY life where you were able to go places and do fun things together with your family and friends, like in this case where we had gone to a zoo. I wonder how long it will be before we get that kind of life back again.

Here is the layout I made:

And some close-ups

Materials used:
Maja Design – Sofiero, Coffee in the Arbour and Life in the Country collections
Pink cardstock
Dusty Attic chipboard, and I think the frame and butterfly was from Scrapek
Flowers from WOC and my stash
Distress Ink – Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar
Lindys Stamp Gang – Pretty in pink pink
Stencil from TCW (Balzers Design)
Liquid Pearls – Ballerina
Halfpearls and sequins from my stash