Birthday Script Flower Card

Hi there, everyone! I have a birthday script flower card to show you today.
And yes, I know it’s been a while since I last posted here. Though, I kept making crafts I couldn’t spare the time to write and share them with you. Hope to be able to do this more often.
This card’s got a few elements and I tried to keep it clean and simple. Read more

Flower Brooches and Mini Boxes

Hi, dear friends and crafters! This is going to be a short post about the flower brooches and mini boxes I made for the 1st of March. In a previous post, I mentioned that I made a lot of trinkets (Mărțișoare) to give with this occasion.

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As I love to overcome myself and find different ways to present my crafts, I chose to wrap the flower brooches in mini boxes. Here, the main and very useful tool is my 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. I’ve made a lot of boxes of various sizes and I can say that I am so happy I’ve got this amazing tool. 🙂 Also, this tool is excellent for making envelopes and ribbons.

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The flower brooches are made of soft coloured felt, which I die cut using the Xcut Mini Flower die set and my Xcut machine. The boxes are made of 220 gr thick cream cardstock. The special twine made of red and white silk thread was bought from a local craft shop.
Hope you’ll enjoy seeing them and many thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you all the best,
Talida

Daisies

Hello, everyone! March is one of the busiest months of the year, with lots of celebrations, birthdays and lovely projects. One of my latest favourite brands is ClearlyBesotted. I found some digistamps over at Simply Cards & Papercraft and thought they are just the perfect ones for the occasions I had in mind.
Then I chose two of the stamps and edited them so that I had a bunch of daisies and a lovely sentiment. Once I had them arranged as I wanted, I went on and printed the image onto a thick white card.

Now, colouring has become one of my favourites too. I used Promarkers in the following colours: poppy, crimson, pastel pink, dusky rose, pink carnation, tan, pastel beige,pastel yellow and buttercup for the daisies’ petals; gold, buttercup and pastel yellow for the central disks; pastel beige, pastel green and leaf green for the stem and for the leaves. There was a lot of colouring in layers until I got to the desired nuances.

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Embossed flowers bookmarks

Hello to everyone!

Hope you all have a beautiful sunny day and that you enjoy it to the maximum! I know I’ve been away for a while and it seems like a long time since I wrote something here, but it’s all worth it and I am back with a lot of energy, health and wonderful ideas. 🙂

As I have a huge stash of pigment ink pads and as they take quite a while to dry when used in stamping, I looked for other ways of getting the most of them. So, I found a very nice video on Jennifer McGuire Ink YouTube channel and thought to give it a try. And oh, my! I so love this new (for me) technique!

I made quite a lot of crafts using it and today, I will show you some of them: embossed flowers bookmarks. Hope you like them. And feel free to comment, recommend and why not ask for your own personalised ones. 😉

Photo credit Cristian Istrate

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March Birthday Card #2

This birthday card went to a smart and lovely girl who turned 11 this March. She likes handmade art&craft and she enjoys making her own bracelets, earrings using various materials like paper, beads and safety pins. This lovely girl is also a good, determined and talented student. And she deserves the best of all!

So, for her birthday card, this year, I used yellow felt die cut petals and a special Papermania brad in sparkling purple for the flower. For the layout I wavy trimmed some textured cream card and wrapped it with amethyst ribbon. I attached the flower to the textured layout, added some foam adhesive on the back to give it a bit of dimension and only then adhered it to the plain cream card. The idea was to have a simple, but elegant and delicate birthday card.

Hope you like it. Thanks for having a look and for your comments in advance. They are always more than welcome and highly appreciated.

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Birthday card. March. #1

Every day is a celebration of life, joy and health, a birthday of someone dear and close. As there are some I’ve got the chance to celebrate this March, here are some photos of one of the cards I made.

Many happy, healthy, joyful returns of the day!

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Flower embellishments

A project dear to me, close to my soul, made with a lot of passion and love for a dear friend.

It started with a question in a message. And how proud I am for being chosen for the task! The project consisted in making place cards/envelopes for my friend’s daughter christening. As I had the colours and preferences given ahead, I made some samples first. Here they are:

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My friends made their choice and you can see the results below. Read more

Vintage Bloomers

Bloomers. Shades of pink. Twine. Sentiments in dark red. And a nice layout to match them all. A birthday card that travelled, again, far away, to the North.

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This time, I have also experienced with different backgrounds for the photos. Hope you like it.

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A delicate birthday card

Winter is one of the busiest and happiest seasons in the year! A lot of gifts, a lot of greetings, family, friends and between Christmas and New Year some important birthdays to celebrate too!

Here’s a card I made for one of these birthdays. The themes I chose for them are flowers and pink. I used different materials  such lace, string, twine and paper in various textures and shades.

The birthday card travelled to the North and reached the heart of a great person.

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