Thursday, January 30, 2014

Morning Meadow madness!!!

Hello and Thank you for stopping by!!! I was very pleased about all the positive reactions after my first post and the new design of my Blog!!! Thank you everyone!!
This past weekend I was looking for inspiration and found this awesome card on Pinterest using the Stampin Up stampset Morning meadow.
This card inspired me so very much that I made my own version of it.
I used a different matching stamp for the pansies that is also in the Morning Meadow set and fits the pansy-punch from Stampin Up. I stamped the flowers on Very Vanilla cardstock.
I curled the leafes of the flower with my bonefolder to give them a more realistic effect and added some bling in the middle to make them more elegant :)
I used my distressinks and the Inkssentials blending tool from Ranger for adding the color over the white embossed branches.
I also dryembossed the paper with some scorelines to give it a little frame :)
The sentiment I added is also from Stampin Up from the set Simply Sketched.

One card of that kind wasn´t enough for me (and here begins the madness) and so I made a few in different colors :

The other sentiment stamps I used are from LOTV´s Simply Sophisticated
My wonderful creative friend Cindy gave me the advice/idea to make some in multi-colors and so I did an I really like how they turned out :)

Please let me know what you think and which one is your favourite. I hope you will have a fantastic weekend!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy New 2014

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!! First of all I want to wish all of you a wonderful and successful  Year 2014!!! I know I have neglected my blog very very much in the past year, but I can't change the past and so I will just try to be a better blogger this year. I won't promise blogging on a regular basis but I have a few cards that I made that I would love to share with you.

So here is the card I want to start my new Bloggingyear with:

The image on the card is from the new actual Launch of LOTV and is called James-Butterflies. I colored him with my Ranger Distressinks and cut him out with the Labels 2 Die from Crafts-Too and embossed him too with my Cuttlebug.

The backgroundpaper I used on the card was made by using my new Hexagon-punch from Stampin Up that I got for Christmas from my amazingly talented and generous friend Annette! I used paper from the Linen Closet stack from DCWV and punched out the hexagons. I inked the edges of all the hexagons with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a more finished look. I glued them down randomly on a piece of cardstock and inked the edges with the same vintage photo Distressink from Ranger. Then I used a brown marker to draw all the sewing-lines arround the hexagons.
Cut the paper in 3 pieces and added a few nice embellishments such as metalic brads, brown ribbon  and a vintage wood-button I got from a friend once.
To finish the card I used a sentiment from the LOTV Everyday Grungy Messages set.

Please let me know what you all think! As today is National Hugging Day I send you all lots and lots of hugs :)
Have a blessed day and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Maria :)

I would like to enter this card into the Monthly Challenge of LOTV