Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thank you for the music...

It has been an awful week. I don't understand how some people can be so cruel to animals. I live in a country and my cat has a free passage to outside. He can go and come whenever he likes. On Monday he came home, looking miserable. Mouth was strange and ear was curled on back. Fur on his head was short and sticky. His long whiskers has gone... I thought that he had a fight with another male cat. On next day I took him to vet and first thing she asked was: "Is he been on the fireplace?" It was terrifying question. My cat is not curious. He don't stick his nose everywhere. Hi rather sit back and watch. Oh my, seems that someone is poked him with a torch. My poor kitty. He makes snoring noise then he breathes. He hasn't eat anything since Monday. At least he drinks water. On Saturday is two years since he has lived with me. I don't think that something so bad has happened with him before he ended up in a shelter. I shouldn't let him out but he is a free spirit. It is impossible to keep him inside. On first day in my home, he tried to climb out from second floor window. I couldn't think that anything so terrible can happen to him. I hope he'll get well soon.

Kurri, 10 days in new home

Now to my card...
My mum asked me to make a card with a pocket to a nice man, who have a single man band. He cheers everybody up with his music in events my mum organising. I thought that would be proper card to him :)
I love digital design, I just had to use it on this card :o) Again...
Light blue paper is made in computer. I got inspired by The Emerald Faerie Garden Apple blossom kit (which I won. yeeeh). It has lovely pink blossom on it. I skipped the flowers and made a similar background paper. Paper with dots is from Prima 'Botanical' collection. It will ease down a bit the bright light blue color.
The sentiment is a cut out from music sheet. It's Abba "Thank you for the music" It is exactly the message my mum wants to say to him :)
Piano keyboard and wavy notes are also made in computer. It is from a Photoshop brush set - Instrumental Brushes by DJ91
Paper edges are distressed with sharp blade and 'Vintage photo' Distress ink. Faux stitches are drawn with black pen. Some Stanger Pearl Paste in the corners and that is it. Simple card with a pocket inside to hold a gift card or money ;)
For making a front panel and the band I used a sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketches - sss151 March24. I'd also like to participate with this card on
Love to Create Challenge - challenge 8 Masculine with optional sketch
Paper Playtime: ch #70 For The Guys & Include A Sentiment!
Crafting When We Can Challenges - Challenge #14 Challenge #14 - One for the Boys



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tea time

Then I saw this brilliant tutorial in Top Tip Tuesday by Deneen, I knew, I want to make one :o) I also followed the tip of Janette and made my teapot into an easel. I'd like to enter my card to their challenge Top Tip Tuesday  - Mothers Day / Craft Buddy. Although I'm not sure, may I do that. My card is not meant as Mothers day card. In Estonia, we celebrate that day in May. This card goes to my godmother, for her birthday. She is very special for me :o)
I can't wait until trees go green. I miss green so much that I had to make my card green :o) It's perfect for Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Use lots of green challenge. 
In Allsorts Challenge has great theme - Three in row. I have lots of things on the card by three: three roses, three yellow flowers with three green rhinestones, three green flowers with liquid pearls and three butterflies. Ooh, butterflies. I love them :o) DRS Designs Blog - Challenge #17 - Butterflies is a challenge for me :o) and Flutter by Wednesdays - challenge #195 - Open, anything goes with butterfly.
It's Bingo time in Simon Says Stamps Challenge. I used heart shape charm, die cuts and ribbons. And I'd also like to enter my card into Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge #26 - Rhinestone, flowers and ribbons, and also in The Emerald Faeries Garden - Challenge #20 - Easel card. And of course One Crazy Stamper.com - March challenge Birthday wishes.
All challenge are mentioned, now a little bit of my card :o)  Design paper is from Prima - Botanical A4 paper stack. There are so many pretty papers. It was hard to choose only one. Butterflies are stamped and die cut with Sissix Hero Arts stamps & die-cuts "Butterflies". Roses are stamped with My Paper World "Flowers and Butterflies" stamp. It has only two roses so I stamped it twice and put one extra rose in between. All the stamping is  made with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. White and yellow ribbons are from my stash. And so are small yellow and green flowers. I don't know which company made them. I buy my ribbons from fabric store and sometimes I see other lovely embellishments I have to buy :o) I think the smalls flowers are bought on there and so is the green heart charm. Rhinestones are from Dovecraft Back to Basics  - Christmas collection. Luckily they are good to use on all kind of projects :o) Faux pearls are made with Stanger Pearl Paste. All the coloring is made regular water base felt markers (scribbled onto acrylic block) and water brush. And some atYouSpica glitter markers 'Lemon' (on roses and butterflies), 'Melon' (on leaves and green border on sentiments) and 'black' (on sentiment). Edges of the teapot are distressed with 'vintage photo' distress ink. Teapot sits on the die cuts of Spellbinder Nestabilities - Lacey Circles and Nellie's multi frame's Round Lily. 
Oh, forgot to say that texts are made in computer and then printed out. Labels for sentiments are cut out with scissors. 








Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fairy shaker card

This card is inspired by leftovers :o) I'm serious. In the end of February I made a bunch of invitations and I was left with pile of small cute swirls from Nellie's multi frame's Round Lily. I couldn't throw them away so I collected them into a jar :o) I knew I can use them for something. Shaker card is perfect for them :o)
My nice had a birthday and I wanted to make her something fun. I thought that maybe shaker card is fun for a young lady. 
After that decision I faced with a problem. I didn't had dies to make nice frame but that gave me a chance to use another leftover :o) The front panel is a watercolor paper and the hole on it is made with Spellbinder Nestabilities -. Lacey Circles. I just can't throw anything away. Never know then you need it :o) Bottom part of the paper, and also strip of paper in inside, are embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder. I don't know the name of it, maybe 'small flowers' ? It came with my Cuttlebug :)
Fairy images are from CraftGossip.com  They are so pretty. It is pure joy to color them. They are colored with regular water base felt markers (scribbled onto acrylic block) and with water brush. And some atYouSpica twinkling markers. 'Pink' on round sentiment border and flowers, 'melon' on faux stiches. 
A card for young lady needs a lot of sparkle. Don't you think so? :o) I masked the body of the fairy and sprayed it with Silver Tulip Fabric Glitter Spray. Her wings and background shimmers so nicely now :o)
The border frame for the paper swirls is made with strips of foam tape and the clear window is cut out from the package of embossing folder.  Oh boy, I am total garbage collector :o)
What else... Faux pearls are made with Stanger Pearl Paste and some white gel pen for inside stitches. Green ribbon is from my stash. Lacy border in inside of the card is one of the Nellie's multi frame's - Border 2. By the way, there is a place for a gift card under the lacy border. Forgot to photograph it though :(






I'll enter this card to following challenges:
Phindy's Place Challenge - Challenge #97 Spring has sprung 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Birthday

Following card was inspired by the image from CraftGossip.com It has four adorable fairies. I have used two of them already :o) Yes, I've made two cards on a week. I'm very surprised :o) Today I share one of them.
This card goes to a sweet 65 y.o lady who is care home 'cause her health is not good enough to live in her home. I hope this sweet little Fairy will bring her some joy and maybe she won't notice that Cherry trees has no leaves then they bloom :o) I just really wanted some green branches on the card :o) They make it look much brighter. Like spring :o)
Like usual, I made my own background paper. It has lot of clouds on it :) I wanted a blue sky for my card. Branches are part of the Joanna Sheen, Giordano Studio Stamp - Cheeky Chipmunk. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto water color paper and colored with regular water base felt markers (scribbled onto acrylic block) and water brush. Little Fairy is colored the same way but 'couse it is a digi image, it is printed out, not stamped. Cherry blossoms on branches are cut out from the slightly smaller copy of the same fairy image. I add some glitter to a fairy wings with Sakura Gelly Roll - Clear Star. Some edges are distressed with Distress Ink - Broken China. Butterflies are from Colibry. I think they are actually meant for sowing on to the clothes. They have two holes on it for thread. I covered the holes with Stanger Pearl Paste. And that's it :o)





These following blogs are also the inspiration source of this card.
Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge #193 Spring theme (with butterfly, fairy) 
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #40 Let see some green + colored image
Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge #64 Front panel stair step card
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Challenge #18 More then one fold
Joanna Sheen Challenge Spring is in the air

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet spring

I can't wait 'til snow melt and spring will show her colors :o) Spring will start on two weeks but I'm afraid that this year I can't give self picked flowers to for my brothers birthday. We just have too much snow...
Oh well... I made a little box for Easter. I miss sun so much that the box came out a little too yellow and orange :o) It reminds more summer then Easter, so I added few feathers too :o)
It is very simple box. I have the yellow background paper for long time. My friend gave it to me, unfortunately I have no idea how to name it.
The adorable bee image is freebie from Meljen's Design. It is colored with water base felt pens and water brush. To add some sparkle to the bees wings I used Sakura GellyRoll Clear Star. Honey drops, small bees (inside of the lid) and sentiment (in front) border are colored atYouSpica Twinkling marker - Lemon. I used die-cuts from Spellbinder Nestabilities - Lacy Circles and Crealies swirls.
The sentiment is made by me. It says: Sweet spring. Sentiment inside of the lid is made in computer. Small bees are stamped with Varioustempel - Teddys and Memento Tuxedo Black ink
I'll change the candies on the box :o) Just didn't have anything else at home. Colorful m&m's will suit in there much better. Afterall, spring is all about colors :o)



Sweet Spring


Candy by candy, spring will become...
I got the idea to make this box from following challenges. Hey gave the inspiration :o)
Meljen' s Design Team and Challenge Blog - Challange #99 Orange
StampARTic - March Challenge Create something to give away the Easter candy in!!
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challange - Challange #22 Spring

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Butterfly tent card

It took some time but I finally finished 76 invitations. I'm so glad that I have cuttlebug :) These are actually very simple cards but it took so long to make them. 
As usual, I made the background paper in computer and printed them out. Same was with the invitation text. Background of the text is similar to the front paper and is pasted on the back side of the tent card.
Inside of the tent is image of sky and clouds (also made digitally)
The circle window is cut with two dies of Nellie's multi frame's Round Lily. Then I got these dies, I had no idea what to too with dies which makes a little swirly holes on the paper. But it gives really cool lacy feel to the paper if it is used with other die. It looks so pretty :o)
Big butterfly is stamped with biggest butterfly from Sissix Hero Arts stamp & die-cut "Butterflies" and Nellie Snellen embossing ink on to watercolor paper and then heat embossed with Stampendous! gold EP. I like that distressed look which came due to the watercolor paper.  Butterfly is colored with water based felt pens. I scribbled with them on to the acrylic block and used water brush. That is my favorite coloring method :o) Butterfly is hanged with clear thread into the cut out window. 
Small butterfly is punched with Heyda's butterfly punch. To pop it out of the background, I draw outer lines with golden Uni-ball gel pen. And also added some gold to the word "Kutse" (invitation). 
Liquid pearls are made with Stanger Pearl Maker - pearl gold.
I wanted to make a bit different invitations then usual. The tent cards are quite popular among card makers but I think it is something new for the receivers.
I wish I could make something more onto the cards but it is too big amount cards to make them complicated.





I'll enter this card to following challenges:
Going Buggy Lace and butterflies
Flutter by Wednesday's #192 Butterfly, fairy or angel
Allsorts Challenge blog Spread your wings
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog Nature, bugs & bees
Guylou's Inimitability Blog Things with wings

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