Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Vintage Halloween banner

Hello Everybody, I can't tell you how inspiring was to read your lovely comments you sent me for the Vintage Halloween tag post. I'm so happy that you like that post! Thank you so much!!!

Well, because of your motivating comments I decided to make another Halloween project you might like. I made a huge Halloween banner.

(If you click on the photo you can see it in bigger size!)

The technique was nearly the same that I used at the vintage tags. There are just a few differences: The pieces of the banner weren't spattered with brown ink and I contoured the edges with black Distress crayon, so when I smeared some white acrylic paint onto the stamped pieces I blotted the black crayon too, so I achieved an interesting dirty/smoky effect :-)

Each flag is 21 cm high and to have this big size I used the Sizzix Plus Framelits Die, Banners (660836).

The black basic flag was cut out from 280 grams paper, the stamped one was 150 grams watercolour paper. 

It was a big and long project. I had to cut out 14 black flags and 28 white flags! I had to ink 28 watercolour papers with watery brown inks! I had to stamp 28 papers with different designs and I had to crayon plenty of edges!

The letters were cut out with Sizzix Bigz Die, Sassy Alphabets from orange cardstocks and I added some glitters onto the surface of the letters. And to highlight them more I inked the edges with Ranger Archival, Jet Black ink. In the end I sealed each letter with Schmincke Acrylic Medium. It gave an extra shine for my letters.

The stamps I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Halloween Silhouettes by Tim Holtz (CMS115)

Stampers Anonymous, Undertaker by Tim Holtz (CMS240)

Stampers Anonymous, Regions Beyond by Tim Holtz (CMS274)

Stampers Anonymous, Pumpkinheads by Tim Holtz (CMS309)

I hope you like it! You still have time to make a banner!

With my banner I would like to join the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Shimmer and Shine

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Christmas card with a girl at the postbox

Hello everybody! During the weekend I have made a Christmas card with one of my favourites, Mimi from the Penny Black Inc.

For creating the snow on the ground I tapped white acrylic paint onto the bottom part of the card.

For the sky I used Distress inks (Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire), then I put white dots with Ranger Enamel Accent.

What I used:

Ranger Distress and Zig Clean markers

Ranger Distress ink pads

white acrylic paint

Ranger enamel accent, white

With my card I would like to join the challenge of the Penny Black and More: Get ready for Christmas

Friday, 15 September 2017

MFT - Jingle all the way - Card with Santa and a little girl

Here I am again with a new Christmas card with MFT stamps and dies. This card was specially made for the ongoing card contest over at MFT blog: Card Design Superstar!

I wanted to create an interior and for this I have found the perfect papers in the First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pad.  Nice patterned paper for the wall and another one for the wooden floor.

What I used:

MFT, Die-Namics die, Pierced Rectangles Stax, MFT-349

MFT stamp set, Jingle all the way

MFT stamp set, Santa's elves

MFT stamp set, Hand lettered holiday

Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers

half pearls

Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black

Ranger embossing powder, Clear

And here is another photo with the usual white background (my overall favourite).

With my card I would like to join the following challenges:

MFT Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso

Penny Black and More: Get ready for Christmas

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Halloween box with a head

Our favourite pastille for flue is the Pâte Suisse, even when we feel the first signs of flue we take these pastilles and they really help. I kept a few boxes because they seemed useful and because they close very tightly and practically.

From one of them I have made a kind of Halloween box.

Now here is the original box:

It's also very easy to remove the sticker from the box.

For the alteration I chose one face from the Prima Marketing Archival Cast, Visage set.

Here are the photos of the process. (Sorry there's no written tutorial this time because I showcased similar projects here on my blog many times before. E.g. here .)

And another images of the finished box.

With my box I would like to join the challenge of the Vintage Journey: Altered Art.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MFT Seasons's Tweetings

There is a card contest over at MFT, it's called Card Design Superstar! So it was the right time to take my big box filled with MFT goodies and to chose one stamp set or more. My choice was the Season's Tweetings and I decided to make it  and colour it more autumnal then wintery. 

What I used:

Die Namics Pierced Rectangle Stax, MFT-349

MFT Pure Innocence, Season's Tweetings, PI-244

Cara d'Ache, Pablo Picasso 40

Kraft-Core, Core'dination paper

Kraft paper

Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black

Ranger embossing powder, Clear

So, with my card I would like to enter the following challenges:

MFT Card Challenge: Clean&Simple

Craft Stamper Magazine: September TIMI challenge

SSS Wednesday challenge: Clean and Simple

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Card with a witch of Art Impressions

Hello, I'm here again with a colourful Halloween card. For the main image I used the witch stamp of the Art Impressions.

What I used:

Clearly Besotted stamp, Happy Days II (retired)

Ranger Distress, Zig Clean markers

Ranger embossing powders (silver, black, clear)

Ranger Archival ink, Jet Black

Ranger Distress ink, Black Soot

With my card I would like to join the following challenges:

- SSS Monday challenge: Stamp it!
- SSS Wednesday challenge: Stamp it!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Wooden box with horse

Let me show you my latest make, a girly box with a beautiful horse and sparkling stars. The horse was cut out from an IHR paper napkin and I adhered to the box with decoupage glue.

The stars were cut out with Sizzix Thinlits Die, Witchcraft by Tim Holtz (662386). Then I added glitters on the top of the stars.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Vintage metal stars with stones - Christmas ornaments

After many cards it was time to make some decorations, so I prepared some Christmas ornaments for our September challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by the lovely Miriam.

So if you like it I will tell you how I made it :-)

First I cut out some stars using Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Bigz die but if you don't have this you can use the Sizzix Stars Bigz die (656339) too. At both dies the biggest dies have the same size. To cut out these stars I used chipboard.

Then I adhered metal foils to white cardstocks. For this I tried to use up my left-over papers.

I cut out the stars from the metal-covered papers, then I embossed them with Tim's flourish embossing folder.

The next step was to glue the embossed stars to the chipboard stars and to paint silver the sides.

When they were dry I covered them with black acrylic paint and immediately after I wiped off with a paper towel.

I punched holes with a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite (We R Memory Keepers) and embellished with rhinestones and half pearls. I adhered the stones with Ranger Glossy Accents to the stars.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, Stars (656339)

Sizzix Embossing Folder, Flourish by Tim Holtz (661822)


half pearls

black and silver acrylic paint

Ranger, Glossy Accents

And with silver strings:

So if you have any project which contains metallic elements, please don't hesitate to join our September challenge where you can win£20 voucher!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Card with crazy dog on silver moon

For our September challenge over at Country View Challenges - Metal - I have chosen the silver from the metals. And I created a card with silver moon, silver stars and silver spatters. 

For this card I mostly used Tim's product but for the background I took many shades of blue acrylic paints and I coloured the 300g watercolour paper with them using brush and sponge as well.

I cut out the silver from chipboard and the stars from the 300g paper. I painted these elements silver (both sides).

When they were dry I heat embossed with silver embossing powder. 

The background paper was also spritzed with the Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Brushed Pewter). 

First I heat embossed the text directly onto the card but like this it wasn't highlighted enough so I cut out a black rectangle and I made the silver text again.

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Rectangle

Sizzix Bigz Die, Crescent Moon&Stars by Tim Holtz (658716)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz (SMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Crazy Cats&Dogs by Tim Holtz (CMS272)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain, Brushed Pewter

Ranger Embossing Powder, Silver

Ranger Distress Markers

Die-Namics die, Pierced Rectangle

DecoArt Dazzling Metallic Paint, Shimmering Silver

I hope you like it! And don't forget, if you have a project which contains metal (in colour or in material), please join our September challenge where you can win a £20 voucher!

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Vintage Halloween tags

Let me show you my latest makes, these vintage Halloween tags. And since I made many photos during the process I can give you a tutorial too.


I cut out tag shapes from watercolour papers but this time I didn't use heavy weight, just 150g papers.

I put some ink (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen) onto a plastic sheet and spritzed with water. Then I inked my tags with the mixture of these colours. 

Then I stamped onto the tags with various stamps from Tim's Halloween stamp sets using Ranger Archival Coffee ink. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Black Soot).

After I glued them onto the one size bigger black tags, then I toned back with white acrylic paint.

The next step was to stamp the pumpkinheads onto my tags with Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black) and heat embossed with Ranger fine embossing powder. For this I used (when I didn't forget - hahaha) the EK Success Powder Tool. This is a very-very useful thing!

I coloured the pumpkins with Spiced Marmalade distress marker. 

The how-to-make photos were made by my iPhone so this is why the colours differ from the main photos.

And now the text... with the previously mentioned technique I stamped the Happy Halloween text to the tags. And because they weren't emphasised enough I made a rectangle background for them.  

And for more highlighting I lined the rectangles with black Posca acrylic pen and between the lines I used again the Spiced Marmalade marker.

In the end I distressed the edges and made some spatters with Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo).

Actually this is not 6 tags, just 3, because I glued the stamped tags on both sides of the black tags.

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Tags

Ranger Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Antique Linen)

Ranger Archival inks (Coffee, Jet Black)

Ranger embossing powder (Fine Black)

Ranger Distress marker (Spiced Marmalade)

Ranger Distress Spray Stains (Vintage Photo)

Amsterdam white acrylic paint

EK Success Powder Tool

Uni-Posca acrylic pen, black

With my tags I would like to join the following challenges:

Stamps and Stencils: Technique School

Frilly&Funkie: On The Cutting Edge

A Vintage Journey: Watercolour!