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Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Hello Bloggers,

A Valentine card today, obviously :)

I have this ancient Cheery Lynn Designs Doily die, that I don't use so very often for a shameful reason - I am too lazy to fiddle with it. :-/

However, when I get enough courage and run it through the machine... like ... 10 times propping all kinds of shims at different spots, the result is gorgeous. It's a beautiful delicate doily with hearts, so appropriate for today's occasion. 
I added some gems and a bit of glitter on the smaller hearts, but not too much altogether. Some boys don't like cards addressed to them too shiny :)
 All the elements are layered on foam dots, creating the airy lacy feel and look.

  • Cheery Lynn Designs - Sophia's Heart Doily Die
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0343 "Bille's Hearts"
  • Joy! Crafts 1201/0063 Lin & Lene Design - Ivy Leaf Swirls
  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK - Stitched Rectangles #661189


  1. Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #159 ~ Add a Heart
  2. Craftaholics R Us: Challenge # 7 RED
  3. Die Cuttin Divas: Ch #356 ~ Valentine's Day
  4. Use Your Stuff: Challenge #299 - Love is all around
  5. Always Fun Challenges: Challenge 45
  6. Crafty Cardmakers: #205 Love & Romance and DT call
  7. As You Like It Challenge: Favourite way to add stitching (faux, real, drawn) & why - faux, obviously :) why? - I am absolutely crooked-handed with real sewing :-/
  8. Scrapping4funChallenges: Challenge 108 - Love, Valentine, Wedding, Friendship
  9. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS: February Challenge - Love is in the Air and / or Colour Scheme!
  10. My Time To Craft!: Challenge #364 'Love Is All We Need'

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Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Card with Angel

Hello Bloggers,

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!🎄🎅⛄🌟

Suddenly, I had some free time today and decided to post a card :) So.

I bought these Nellie's Choice Angel dies for this season, and I absolutely love them! This particular one is #HSDJ012. They offer three different designs altogether, all adorable!
The tiny drops on the flowers are the Panduro Ice Pearls Laquer. It's so old, they don't even sell it anymore, but my pot is still very usable and I like this stuff on winter cards. :)
The rosette is made of two Joy!Crafts 6002/0314 Noor Stencil "Border" die cuts.

  • Panduro Ice Pearls Laquer
  • Marianne Design COL1393 Collectable Eline`s Poinsettia 
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0128  Flower Fantasy 
  • Precious Marieke Glamorous Christmas Stencil - Christmas Baubles Pm1001
  • Creative Expressions FESTIVE COLLECTION Holly Sprays by Sue Wilson CED3013
  • Nellie's Choice - Hobby Solution Die Angel With Flute HSDJ012
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0060 Vintage Flourishes Holly Leaves
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0046 Vintage Flourishes Leaf 1
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0059 Vintage Flourishes Holly
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0314 Noor Stencil "Border" 

  1. Christmas Card Throwdown: December - Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 or 2013 (2012 #1 Christmas Flowers or #2 Angels)
  2. Allsorts challenge blog: Week 447/8 - Seasonal Flowers
  3. Let's Craft and Create: Challenge #132 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES!
  4. My Time To Craft!: Challenge #361 Christmas Time
  5. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Wk 51 Digi Choosday - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge
  6. Hobbywinkel De Egel: December challenge # 48 "IETS OUDS, IETS NIEUWS" (old - MD, Joy! dies, Ice Pearls Laquer; new - the Angel Die and the paper pad)
  7. Creative Craft Cottage: Challenge #102 Anything Goes
  8. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge 447 - 21st of December – Anything Goes
  9. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #202 - Christmas
  10. Craftaholics R Us: Challenge #50 Anything Goes

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Mirri Board Bauble Christmas Card

Hello Bloggers,

a Christmas card today. Yet again :)

The focal point and the inspiration for the whole design is the Spellbinders Nestabilities 2011 Heirloom Ornament S4-334 and the Spellbinders Card Creator Borderabilities Scalloped Borders 2 - S5202. Both sets are very old dies, but somehow it's only now that it clicked in my head to combine them in this way :)

The paper pad I used here had a lot of turquoise patterns, thus the color of the mirri board. It shines happily through the die-cut swirls. :)
I love the way Spellbinders Borderabilities offer a punching option, i.e. without the cutting edge. It can be used for so many purposes!
  I added some liquid pearls on the bauble, as well.

  • Yvonne Creations YCD10054 Traditional Christmas Die Christmas Decoration
  • Yvonne Creations YCD10057 Merry Christmas
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities 2011 Heirloom Ornament S4-334
  • Spellbinders Card Creator Borderabilities Scalloped Borders 2 - S5202
  • Creative Expressions FESTIVE COLLECTION Pine Boughs by Sue Wilson CED3015
  • Tattered Lace – Tassel -TLC-DIE-801
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0035 Vintage Flourishes Leaves
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0046 Vintage Flourishes Leaf 1
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0060 Vintage Flourishes Holly Leaves
  • CraftEmotions Die - hoeken ornament Card 5x10cm
  • Marianne Design Creatables Lr0142 Poinsetta Mini 
  • Marianne Design CR1346 Craftables - Ice Crystals Border
  1. Use Your Stuff: UYS #292: CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
  2. The Merry Christmas Challenge: Challenge #47 Anything Goes + Christmas
  3. Non Traditional Christmas Colors | ModSquadChallenge
  4. Try it on Tuesday: Twinkle, Twinkle .... 5th Dec
  5. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #202 - Christmas
  6. Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #153 ~ Anything Goes
  7. Cuttlebug Mania: It's Christmastime
  8. Crafty Cardmakers: #202 Christmas
  9. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS: Challenge 284 - Winter / Christmas!
  10. Winter Wonderland: Anything Christmas Goes

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Deer Christmas Card

This card made it to the Top 3 at Crafty Catz and Creative Craft Cottage!


Hello Bloggers,

A Christmas card today. Obviously. For the Season :)

I found that paper pad of a thousand years ago the other day, with only a few sheets left in it. One of them had scattered glittered figures of deer on it. So, here is my idea for using the images.

I cut out one of the reindeer to fit into the Couture Creations Van Roe CO723723 - Royal Oval frame. Luckily, I also found an oval die in my stash sized exactly to make a tiny white lining around the main image inside the frame.

All the rest is just a lot of Christmas related stuff, artificial snow/ice, "snowballs" tucked between the layers at the right edge and glitter :)

The flowers are the Marianne Design COL1394 Collectables Eline's Helleboras.

  • Couture Creations Van Roe CO723723 - Royal Oval
  • CraftEmotions 115633/0131 Die - snow crystals
  • Marianne Design COL1394 Collectables Eline's Helleboras 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0316 Border Edge 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0183 Ribbons & Bows
  1. Creative Craft Cottage: Challenge #100 Colour Inspiration
  2. Scrapping4funChallenges: Challenge 104 - Christmas
  3. Moving Along With The Times: 59. CHRISTMAS ANIMALS
  4. Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge # 168 - Add Texture
  5. Christmas Card Throwdown: November - Colour
  6. Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #85 - Snow (die-cut snowflakes, snow on the sentiment etc.)
  7. The Merry Christmas Challenge: Challenge #44 Anything Goes + Christmas
  8. Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #150 ~ To "Die" For
  9. House of Cards: November Challenge: Holiday and/or Colors
  10. Crafty Catz: Crafty Catz Challenge #394 ~ Theme Anything Goes with the optional twist of Winter Colours

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