Christmas Craft Creations – Anything Goes

Hi and welcome! Today I am sharing a set of 4 mini cards for the July’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is “Anything Goes” and you can find all the details here.

I used one sheet of 6×6 Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper pad and cut it into 4 pieces and adhered onto 3×3 card bases. Then I stamped and die cut the images from Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Latte set. I picked alcohol markers matching the patterned paper and colored all. The sentiment is “Merry Christmas” in Finnish. The whole idea behind this set of mini cards is that I always make some kind of treat bags/baskets filled with hot cocoa, cookies and sweets for my family and friends.

Set of mini cards.

I added lots of clear Wink of Stella 🙂 which you can see better here:

Close-up with all the shimmer.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll play along!

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: July

Hi and welcome to the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop! The theme is Christmas in July and the randomly selected supply is acetate. If you are not familiar with our hop, we are a group of crafty friends (the Squirrel Squad) that come together every month to create projects using supplies we’ve squirreled away 🙂

For my shaker card I mainly used stuff from my stash. I had few other ideas but, as happens lately, I didn’t have the time to do more. The background piece was stamped with white pigment ink and left aside to completely dry. I saw Jennifer McGuire showing some cool technique (I don’t really remember the name but it was something like “invisible inking”…. I’ll update it later with the proper name). So I had this piece sitting in my drawer for few months and I thought it’s quite time to use it. I ink blended Distress inks: Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles. Then I found the Poinsettia and the Eucalyptus leaves (again from my stash from years ago) and I thought that they work well with the background. Only thing I did was to die cut a frame for my shaker and also the Conifer branches from white cardstock. I used mainly white sequins but also added a bit of green and gold to tie it all together.

A bit closer look.

So, that’s all from me. Next stop on the hop is the amazing Karen. There are just few of us, so please hop along to see all the creations, you won’t regret it 🙂

Here is the full line up:

V.

Anna

Lounon

Marie -previous stop

Boryana – you are here

Karen – next stop

And if you are making Christmas projects, come join the Christmas Craft Creations challenge where anything goes this month (plus there are prizes).

Squirrels Gone Nutz: June

Hi and welcome to the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop! The theme for June is Elegant and Marbled background is the randomly selected technique. If you have arrived here from the very talented Anna, it means that you are on the right track.

I have to admit that this wasn’t the card I wanted to make. I was going to create my own marbled background with watercolors, at least that was the plan… but life happened so here I am with few hours left before the hop… It feels like cheating but I had a piece of marbled pattened paper (I was going to use it as an ispiration). Decided to use it as my background instead: using supplies from my stash, which is the purpose of this hop :). I also found already watercolored florals (oldish Tonic Studios rubber stamp) so I fussy cut the image out and I also happened to have a second small flower stamped and watercolored, I decided to pop it up. To tie it all together, I used black cardstock as a mat, die cut gold frame and I also added details with a Stardust gel pen. I stamped “For You”, which is from an oldish Tonic Craft kit.

Here is a closer look of my card:

A closer look.

Next stop is the sweet Marie but please, hop along and leave some love to my lovely crafty friends. They all are so wonderful and talented so you won’t regret it 🙂

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Christmas Craft Creations – Tags Or ATC

Hi and welcome! Today I have two tags to share for the May’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is Tags Or ATC and you can find all the details here.

I used the Lawn Fawn’s Plaid stencil and Distress inks to create the background piece and then cut it in half and used a tag punch. The two snowmen were from my stash, just colored them so that they match the plaid. I stamped and heat embossed snowflakes on the backgrounds and also added die cut snowflake behind each snowman. I also added some sparkle and these are my finished tags:

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll join us in the challenge 🙂

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: April

Hi and welcome! It’s again time for the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop! The theme for April is Florals and Watercolors (we always have a theme and randomly selected supply or technique). If you have arrived here from the sweet Karen, it means that you are on the right track.

For my background I decided to use a watercolor spray that I’ve had for a long time and never used. It was a freebie with an order and the color is…. well, not something that I like much. I took a piece of watercolor paper, spayed a bit of water and then used the spray. Sprayed a bit more water and placed a stencil on top. Left all to dry overnight and this was the result:

The background.

I won’t lie that it wasn’t easy to decide what to do next. After two weeks of staring at this piece (and running out of time) I decided to go with heat embossed in white florals on vellum. I used Studio Katia’s Spring Bouquet stamp set and die three times. Arranged the die cuts around the sides of the card panel, cut the excess off and added it to another part. To finish off the card I cut a frame in Lime pearlescent cardstock (I didn’t want to go with black or white). Added a sentiment and white matte gems.

Closer look.

That’s all from me. I hope you’ll hop along! Your next stop is the lovely Anna 🙂

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas Flowers

Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing my DT card for Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of March. The theme is Christmas Flowers and you can see the details here.

I used the Christmas Rose Bouquet stamp set by Wplus9 and colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I used embossing folder by We R memory keepers from the Basic Stripes set and lightly ink blended distress ink in brushed corduroy. I added a frame popped on foam tape and also a sentiment from Lawn Fawn set. I also added some splatters and Nuvo Crystal drops in Caramel Latte.

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: March

Hi and welcome! It’s again time for the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop and this is my most favorite time of the month! The theme for March is Green with Special Cardstock (we always have a theme and randomly selected supply or technique). If you have arrived here from the wonderful Anna, it means that you are on the right track.

I knew right away that I’ll be making a Spring card and I had the perfect stamp set Finally Spring by Create a Smile (bought it in December but never used). I loved seeing the snowdrops in my Grandma’s garden as a kid and I knew that soon Spring comes.

I stamped the images on newish to me paper Claire Fontaine DCP with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I used YG17 and YG03 Copic markers for the green parts and BV00, C1 and C0 for the petals. Also BG000 to outline all. I fussy cut the images out. For background I used Craft Perfect handcrafted paper called Geometric Galaxy. For a bit more interest I cut twice a frame out of white cardstock. Dies are from Tonic Craft kit 14 and if you still haven’t figured it out, I try to use dies from these kits every month 🙂 . I stamped and heat embossed in clear my sentiment onto a tag from another Tonic Craft kit, I believe it was number 32. I used leftover piece of white/green twine to attach the tag to the frame. I added foam squares behind the top parts of the snowdrops for a bit more dimension.

Closer look.

Once I had all adhered onto a white cardbase, I added a light green sequin on the knot of the twine and filled it in with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Lastly, added clear Wink of Stella.

This month I have also a video:

Please, head over to the sweet V’s blog. I hope you’ll enjoy the hop 🙂

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Blue and Silver

Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the February’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is Blue and Silver and you can see more details here.

I made a simple ink blended background: chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch Distress inks. Once my panel was completely dry, I stamped and heat embossed in silver the ornament from “Baubles” stamp set by Pink Ink Designs. Then I used Nuvo Glitter pens in silver and blue to color few parts of the image. I slightly trimmed the panel on both long sides and adhered it flat onto a dark blue card panel, and then onto my card base. I added the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in silver popped on foam squares and also added few silver confetti.

Closer look.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, check what the other amazing design team members made and leave them some lovely comments 🙂 I hope you’ll play along!

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: February

Hello and welcome! This is our second instalment of the Squirrels Gone Nuts year-long hop. Theme for February is Friendship with a Shaker and you should have arrived here from the amazing V.

I always connect Friendship with Flowers so a floral stamp was a must. I picked Waffle Flower’s Bouquet Builder 3 (barely used). I remember receiving it two years ago on my birthday and there was a sweet note from the shop owner; that really made my day. I even found already stamped images in my scrap box. Not so perfectly stamped on few places but that wasn’t bothering me. So at this point I had to decide how to make the shaker. Originally, I wanted to use a shaker window (never used before) but it simply wouldn’t work. So I looked through my Tonic Craft kits (rarely used) and in kit 13 there was the perfect die to create the window. Picture of the used supplies below. The sequin mix was in the same order as the stamp set 🙂

What I used.
All the pieces.
Creating the window.
Creating the shaker.

I die cut two panels with the stitched rectangle die (size A6). On the first one I marked on all four sides 1.5 cm from the stitching and made guide lines with a pencil. I also marked the centre of the panel and also the die I was going to use. Then I lined it up as shown on the picture and ran it through my die cutting machine. After that, I aligned the die with the top pencil line and again cut it out. Now my shaker window was ready.

I used my Copic markers to color the florals and I tried to use colors as close as possible to the colors of my sequin mix.     

On my second panel I ink blended Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves. It was time to assemble the shaker.  

I managed to hide those not so perfect places with aditional images and the sentiments from SSS – Tiny Words stamp set. Added Wink of Stella in clear on all of the flowers and that was it.

Now, head over to see sweet Karen’s post.

Have a great day!

Boryana

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