24 November, 2020

Birthday fun

Just another quick card, this time for a male birthday. I had so much fun creating the male card for our "Old folk" Alphabet challenge lately that I decided to use the same wonderful background paper in another card.
However, I picked a more "respectful" digi this time - it's still bugaboo, but I opted for a classical birthday image to send greetings to my wasn't-meant-to-be father in law. 
For the colouring, I've used coloured pencils that match the background paper. For an extra splash of yellow I used a strip of cardboard that holds the birthday sentiment. 
Looking back, the balloons might be a bit too fun and childish for a grown up gentleman, but I guess that as long as celebrations are being put on hold due to the circumstances of this very strange year, the birthday cards are allowed to be more colourful than usual even for the gown ups, don't they?


20 November, 2020

Remember the stars

Just another quick card before the weekend, in order to announce the newest challenge over at the Alphabet challengeblog. We're featuring the letter "Q" this fortnight, which may seem incredible hard at first, but what we'd like to see from you are projects featuring a "quote". Easy peasy, right? Show us your creations that include a quote/sentiment, which I'm sure will be something you can master.
For a little inspiration, I created a simple sympathy card. The background was actually a try for my first contribution as part of the DT back for the "navy blue" challenge. However, I thought the blue is more of a black-ish shade, which is why I've used another navy blue paper in the end. 
From the beginning, I wanted to pair the starry background with a calming quote, and I finally opted for this one which roughly translates as "In the dark of sadness shine the stars of remembrance". I printed it on white paper which I placed on a silver cardboard in the background.
To enhance the starry theme, I decided to place tiny pearls and star-shaped gemstones on a number of stars. In combination with the quote, it helped me to turn the astrology themed paper into a sympathy card. 
For a bit more stars, I decided to add a few shots from last winter. 
However, don't be fooled by what looks like the milky way - it's just the result of taking pictures of heavy snowfall using flash ;)

06 November, 2020

P for party

Another new challenge over at the Alphabet challengeblog, and I've decided to give you a non-card inspiration this time. We're having a "party" theme because it's our 10-year anniversary, and since I'm bringing the cookies, I wanted to present them in a proper way. 
I took a cardboard box from my stash to wrap it with a scrapbook paper. I'm not sure what was in the box originally, I think it was some cereal or pancake mix. As it was now meant to hide a sweet treasure, I wanted to make the cover look somehow delcious, too. 
I went for a cookie & cake scrapbook paper, however, I soon realized that it would be just a little too short to cover the whole circumference of the container. To prevent an awkward gap of original packaging mixing with the new looks, I cut a strip of brown paper and placed it where the scrapbook ends wouldn't meet. 
It may not show well on the photos, but parts of some sweets are covered in shimmering glitter decorations, and once you open up the lid... 
... you'll find my favourite cookies from the zero waste shop! (There's a little tear in the cardboard where the aluminum foil used to be, but it's not visible when the box is full. However, as these are my favourites, it wasn't full anymore for the photo shooting, and I didn't manage to get to the store to stock up.)
With no more to say about my project, I'd just like to invite you once again to play along with us this fortnight. Show us your party projects and treat yourself with a cookie or two.

as you like it: his or her birthday (I somehow prefer "her" birthday as I find them easier to create - I won't hide from male projects either, but I need to think more about the recipient there and stop myself from adding too much colours/glitter/embellishments, while in girly bithday projects I can really set my fantasy free and do whatever comes to mind)
C.R.A.F.T.: gift bag/box
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "party time"
crafty sentiments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
fabnfunky: ATG but Christmas
friendship challenge: ATG
kreativtanten: ATG but a card
love to craft: ATG