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

Freesia in Pastel Colours

Hello, everyone! Freesia in pastel colours is the card I’d like to show you today.
It looks like I fell in love with this Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp and die set. Altenew has celebrated its 2nd anniversary these days. So, I’d like to wish them many more to come! And hope they’re going to keep growing and making lovely and quality products.
IMG8643xiThe idea of pastel colouring came once with the newly added Promarkers to my stash. When finished adding the colours to the freesia, which was die cut in advance using the coordinating die, I brushed some clear Wink of Stella to give it a bit of sparkle. The card I used for the base is in cream colour. I wanted to a different layout for the front cover, so I scored it at about 1/3 from the margin and created a fold. To keep it simple, but with a bit of dimension. I added some twine and gold string to the fold, then tied them into a beautiful bow towards the bottom of the card. After that I adhered the freesia and the card was ready. Read more

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

Country Landscapes

Good morning, dear friends and crafters!
These landscapes die-cuts are so lovely! I made them using the Memory Box die called ‘Country Landscape’. As a lately habit I enjoy die-cutting more than one item using the same die out of different coloured paper, card or textures. The ones I used here are die-cut out of white and dark blue cardstock, glitter card in blue. The best part of all is that I also used the negatives (the remaining paper/card after I die-cut) and combined it with different coloured landscapes. A great idea with an excellent effect! Read more

Make A Wish

Hello everyone,

The cards today are inspired from a card K. Werner made for her Holidays Series. I call this ‘Make a Wish’ set. It works well, I believe, for more than one occasion: either for holidays or for a birthday.

For these wish cards I used different stamp sets and combined them so they could match the design I chose for each one in particular. So, two of them use stars and ‘make a wish’ stamp, the other two have presents and the ‘fun-presents-cake-friends’ stamp. They have all been stamped on black cardstock in either gold or white. The dots were made using Docrafts Artiste gel pens in white and gold. The presents have a bit of Promarker fine touches (colouring) in red (Poppy and Crimson). Each of the cards has either ribbon or twine in gold and/or white. And they are all adhered to a recycled kraft card base.

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I enjoyed very much adding those dots with my gel pens and wish to create some more cards using them. I find it very relaxing and it gives an interesting touch to the card.

Have a lovely day,
Talida

Angels & Lights

Hello everyone! Hope your day started with a smile and happy thoughts.

The post today is about two cards I made using these lovely angels. The #digistamp comes from Gerda Steiner Designs. I have discovered her page while following Julia Altermann’s creations and videos. Gerda creates such cute characters and I am so grateful for all of them.

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Now, on to the cards, I can say that I adore this angel as it reminds me of my niece Antonia. Just look at this adorable face! Read more