Happy everything to you!

Hello, everyone! And happy everything to you! It’s been way too long since I shared anything over here. Truth is a lot has changed and there’s a website name change, hosting, too. And above all, some teaching projects are underway. So, everything has a different speed in my daily plan.
The card today is created using the Wreath Turnabout stamp set from Concord and 9th. I added it as a new favourite and I am looking forward to giving it a good use in the future. The colours I used come from the ink Cube set no. 13 of My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment using the Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad from the same My Favorite Things.
Creating it was a quite interesting experience, this being the first card I’ve made using the Turnabouts.  At first, I thought it\’s going to be quite difficult to rotate the stamp. Then, once started, I enjoyed playing with different ink colours. It is a pretty simple card and I really like it. Hope, so do you. Here are some photos I took of it using my One Plus phone.


Now that the photos are up, I wish that everything goes well with this first post.
Sending you all the best and a lovely day!
Talida

Gorjuss – the Hatter

Hi, everyone! Gorjuss – the Hatter crafts are the ones that I’d like to show you today.
I created a card and some bookmarks using this beautiful mini stamp and I really like the way they look. Hope you too!

The card
First of all, I started with making the background on the front cover of the card by using a big rubber stamp from the Toadstools set. Then, I stamped it again on a piece of recycled cream paper and fancy cut it so it fit the oval in the middle of the background. I stamped and then coloured in the Gorjuss girl. When dried, I added some glossy accents on the tulips, wrote the sentiment on the right side and added a blue bow on the top right corner.

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Birthday card in fall colours

Hello, dear ones! Here’s a birthday card in fall colours. I made this for my cousin who is also a great friend.
The base card and the front cover are made of recycled paper and card. I stamped the leaves onto the same type of paper and then I fussy cut each one of them. I know, I spent some time on it but I can tell you it was well worth it.

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A Birthday Wreath

Anyone in for a birthday wreath? Yes? Then, you are on the right page today as I would like to show you one of my latest cards. I know it’s been a not so consistent writing over here, but health takes the first place over anything else.

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imgn0465So, this card features one of my all time favourite brands: My Favorite Things. I just love the high quality of their products! Don’t you? They give you a lot of room to create with and that’s what I love about! Well, I used a new set to me, called ‘Spring Wreath’ and stamped the wreath towards the center of a piece of white card. Then, I started adding one by one the various flowers and leaves that are part of the stamp set, using an assortment of colours. I wanted a joyful card for my precious niece. Since she turned 5, it went without saying that I stamped that right in the middle of the wreath.

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imgn0474And being a birthday card, too, there is a greeting sentiment from the same stamp set. To add a bit of a shine, I wrapped some thin gold twine and tied that into a bow just about the top of the front cover. After that I taped it onto a top folded red card base. And ready it was! Hope you like it.

The inks I used are all coming from the same brand as the stamp set: Brick Red, Olive, Biscotti, Blue Breeze, Pink Lemonade, Periwinkle and Black Licorice.

Have a lovely weekend,
Talida

smiles

When someone smiles…

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and you are the reason why, the world is so much happier!

This card landed on a very special person’s desk to say thank you for being the reason someone smiles today. And truth to be told, I believe there’s more than one person who does that today!
For this card, I chose a simple technique: stamping only. I used My Favorite Things stamp set ‘Beautiful Blooms‘ and ‘Perfectly Penned‘ from Concord & 9th. The inks come from My Favorite Things too.
imgn0348I see this quote quite often in the art&craft world, especially with those into calligraphy. So, it does not belong to me, but I like it very much. That means you’ll probably see it with my crafts in the future.

Have a lovely day,
Talida

Flower Christening Decorations

Hello, everyone!
Let me show you a part of the flower decorations I made for my youngest niece at her christening. I created décor for the candy bar, some accessories for hair and clothing.
The table decorations consisted of 2 frames and some flowers. One was with the baby’s name and another with just a greeting. I designed them using different stamp sets, dies and various techniques.

For the 1st one I used My Favorite Things stamp set ‘Beautiful Blooms’ and dye ink cubes matching the event’s colour theme. The name is stamped using Concord & 9th ‘Perfectly Penned’ set. I also made a matching envelope to hold a card, stamping each letter one by one. You can see it when playing the animation from the gallery.

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The 2nd one has a heat embossed ‘hello’ in gold, a Docrafts Capsule stamp sentiment. It also has an Intricate Enchanting Blossom die cut and a stamped sentiment saying ‘little bundle of joy’. The latest comes from Docrafts Papermania ‘Honey & Hugs’ clear stamps collection.

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Hair clips and headbands with anemone like felt flowers were the hair acccesories. I also used felt flowers for the brooches that went on the baby’s hat. The hot glue gun from Dremmel came in hand for the hair clips. Flower petals were die cut using the Xcut Petal Posy die set.

That’s all for now. There will be some other posts on the topic. 🙂

Photo credit: Lukian FM

Kindness – thank you card

Kindness begins with each and every one of us.
This being said, I hope you have a wonderful day filled in with joy, happy thoughts and warm hearts!

I created this card a while ago, actually – last year, but haven’t got the chance to share it. It’s part of a set of three thank you cards I made for a dear friend of mine.

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img9176The card base is made of cream card stock, cut and top folded. For the background, I chose simple, that meant a piece of kraft paper. I ran this through the die cut machine using Lawn Fawn stitched border dies. The focus is on the flower. I die-cut it out of a patterned Dovecraft paper using the Daisy layering dies. I threaded it with some lilac elastic twine (cord), added a big button and tied in a bow.

 

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A sentiment that matches the theme is the one I used. It comes from the Hero Arts ‘Acts of kindness’ set. Now, the photos look a bit dark. I took them in a different photo set up where lighting was low. Thanks for your understanding.

Wishing you all the best,
Talida

bookmarks

Gorjuss Little Thoughts

Hi, everyone! Care for some Gorjuss little thoughts? They come in the shape of bookmarks. And this post features just a few and I hope you like them. I made these on the first day of the New Year while enjoying some special time colouring with my niece. A great year started and I have already got lots of ideas and crafts to share with you.

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bookmarksAs usual, I used the Avery Elle die to cut a lot of bookmarks out of kraft recycled card. I get this card from Klipa, a shop worth buying from (and I love the little gifts you get with your order). All of them have Gorjuss stamps and for this winter I used the collectables: ‘Holly’, ‘The Hatter’ and ‘The Scarf’. The ones in this post show the latter and hopefully soon, I will share the others too.:-) For those who don’t know me, Gorjuss is a constant presence in my life. For those who do, there’s no surprise in seeing or receiving crafts made using Santoro stamps.

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imgn0251Now, I love colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils. They are very rich colours and using some waterbrushes you can play with the intensity you wish to get on your designs. My thoughts were to obtain a similar colouring to the original Gorjuss design and make little adjustments, nothing else. You can see some sparkling on the hanging hearts and on the shoes, but also on top or bottom part of the dress.
At the top of each bookmark, I added a sentiment from the big ‘Holly’ stamp set: ‘gorjuss little thoughts’ and there is green & white Fancy Twine tied too.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing crafts with you soon,
Talida

bundle of joy

Welcome, little bundle of joy!

Hello, everyone and welcome, little bundle of joy! She’s got a beautiful name and an amazing smile! We’d like to wish her health, happiness and God blessings!

The post is about the handmade card that accompanies the gift we got her. The card matches the gift in colour combination with emphasis on red and white while having a bit of contrast in blue and black.

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Card and envelope

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