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

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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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Flowery Notes

Hello, dear friends and crafty people! The post today is about my first notebook. It is a flowery notes sewn notebook. And I hope you like it.
A while ago I saw a #docrafts tutorial on how to do bookbinding and got the idea to create a handmade notebook. I thought, at first, it’s complicated. But then, I said, hey, why not try it and see if that’s really the case?!Though I had in mind that it might take a while to do all the sewing and cutting, it turned out to be less time spent on these as initially expected. And it worked wonderful and I love what I created!
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Thank You Blooms

Hello, everyone! It’s been a long time since I last wrote here. There has been a pretty busy month with lots of projects, running my first 10K in an international competition and having the first English issues of a medical Journal I edited, being published. Thank you notes go to great people who’ve been there to support with kind thoughts and good deeds.

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Poppies, hearts and flowers

Hi, everyone! Poppies, hearts and flowers make the third part of the bookmarks series.

For these three bookmarks, I went with pink and white thick card. Avery Elle die was the one used to die-cut the bookmarks. Then, I went on stamping the poppies on two of the die-cuts, using Memento Tuxedo Black. On the third one, I stamped Avery Elle’s heart balloon, ‘smile’ sentiment and added some more handwritten words.
Red and lilac twine was added to the bookmarks to give contrast and dimension. The stamps were coloured in using Promarkers and Stabilo fineliners. Handwriting was done with Stabilo fineliners.

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Hope you like these too! I’ll be back soon with a new part of the bookmarks series and with some more projects.
Wishing you all the best,
Talida

Photo credits: Cristian Istrate 

Petals and Leaves for a Special Day

Petals and leaves say good morning to you today!
The handmade card was created for a dear friend of mine to share on March special days. Yet, I am not sure if she’s kept it for herself or not. 🙂 It is one of the 5 card set prepared for her and there was a mini box to accompany it.

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Soft felt flowers card

Good morning! The card I share with you today has some soft felt flowers on it. Also, it is part of a special set of cards I made for a dear friend of mine.

Hoping you’ve started the day with a positive vibe and having planned for a relaxing weekend, feel free to have a read at the short story of this handmade card.
So, I thought I give it a try and see if using a different material, other than paper on the card would give it dimension and a bit of a sophisticate look.

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As I had die cut a lot of felt flowers and petals for the flower brooches project, it’s been easy to choose some soft violet felt flowers to use on the front cover of this card. You can see that I actually CASEd the card I made last year for Women’s Day.

 

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Now, what’s different? The adhesive crochet border lace is Papermania Capsule Collection in Wild Rose not French Lavender; the felt flowers are adhered on a bigger pink soft flower as a base; the card is cream and patterned; the sentiment stayed the same as for the previous card, the flowers’ central disks are actually adhesive stones in pale lilac and not white adhesive pearls. Hope you like this approach too.

Wishing you a lovely day and a great weekend,
Talida

Some more freesia flowers

Hello, again, dear friends! Would you like some more freesia flowers love? I, for sure, would like more! As I love colouring a lot, I decided to stretch the stamp and die set a bit more and go try some different colours for the freesias. These are really beautiful and lovely perfumed spring flowers.

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Women’s Day Freesias

Hello, everyone! The post today is about celebrating Women’s Day. As a yearly habit I made some cards for Gabi, my beloved husband, to give on this great occasion.
So, I thought about the theme in advance as I wanted to have beautiful spring flowers. The best and most beautiful flower stamps and dies sets I recently acquired (well, here, there is a real debate with Gabi and sometimes with myself on how recent these are :-)) are Fresh Freesia from @Altenewllc. I bought them from Tara and Rick’s great online store. A store that I love and I cannot thank Keren enough for recommending it to me.
Now, back to the cards, I stamped 60 freesias onto thick white card and started colouring them. Once I got by the 2oth, I realised that my idea of having 3 freesias on a front cover would be too much and would take like forever trying to finish them on time. So, I had a bit over 20 freesias ready coloured with my Promarkers and went on die-cutting them using the coordinating die. Oh, my, how I loved seeing them die-cut! Awesomeness overload!

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Then, I had an idea already in my mind on how to have them attached to the front cover of the card. But somehow…it looked not right. So…I chose to fold the front side of the card in 2 and then I adhered the freesia. It chose not to adhere it entirely, so I could create a bit of an overlay in order to create dimension. For the sentiment, I Asked Gabi what would he like to say and he chose ‘hope your day is amazing‘.

IMG8418 IMG8384 IMG8436 IMG8426Well, as the project took around 3 days, I took a lot of pictures. And when I say a lot, you can definitely think over 100. 🙂 IMG8388 IMG8445I know, a bit obsessed. But, I loved so much what I came up with! Gabi has been really kind to help me choose only 10 pictures. Thank you, love!

Oh, I was almost going to forget to mention that I made all the envelopes using my 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. This is an incredible tool! An I’ve made tons of envelopes and mini boxes so far!And I look forward to making more!

Hope you like my cards, many thanks for stopping by and look forward to being back here real soon,
Talida

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Cherry Branch & Flowers

Hello to you all,

The card today is about flowers, cherry branches and a cute tag. It’s long due past to post this card but it’s only now that it reached the recipient or at least that’s what I know.;)

So, I really hope she likes it. I chose to make a clean and simple card, just a few bits and pieces. The card base is made of cream card stock which I ran through my XCut machine in an embossing folder from Sheena Douglas called Cherry Branch. I die-cut a tag out of cream card stock and stamped it with some flowers and a butterfly using Docrafts Artiste pigment and dye inks. Then I went and added some twine and adhered the tag to the card base. A bit of bakers twine was the perfect touch to the tag, tied in a bow. Of course, I needed a bit more dimension and still keep it pretty clean, so I looked for some tiny gem stones in pink and lilac to give that to the card.

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Hope you enjoyed this bit of change with all the Christmas cards I’ve shared so far.

Looking forward to being back here soon,
Talida