Monday, 28 December 2020

Cozy Critters ☆ C.C. Designs

 Hi!

Tamara here with you today. For this post I created a mini gift bag featuring a super cute dog from Cozy Critters set. Image was coloured up in no lines technique with Distress Ink pads. I used this image to make a Christmas themed gift bag, but it can also be used for different occasions, like Birthdays ...

Sentiment "Warm and Cozy Wishes" comes with the images.


That's all from me today! Stay safe!
Hugs, t.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas wishes

Hi!

Today I'm sharing with you a Christmas card made with Iceskating Tilda from Magnolia's Christmas collection, 2020. 

I want to wish all my crafting friends, my customers and my followers a Merry Christmas!!! I think the only two wishes this year are to stay healthy and that things would go back to normal.

 

Love and Hugs,
Tamara

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Tiny townie PAMELA THE POINSETTIA ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

 Hi!

Tamara here with you. For today's post I made a card featuring Pamela the Poinsettia. I love this image since I first saw her on one of my crafty friend's card. I coloured her up in no-lines technique and I really, really like how it turned out. Let me tell you a little story about my failed Poinsettia shopping. First I bought two and one of them died. Then I went shopping with my daughter and they just got new delivery of pretty poinsettias and we bought one. A few hours after arriving home I remembered that we forgot the plant in my card, so now I'm back to having one. meh ....

 

Image was coloured up using Distress Ink pads on 300g HP Fabriano watercolour paper. Colours used are:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
dress, flower, shoes: barn door, fired brick, peeled paint, forest moss

I coloured my die cut Poinsettia and those two hearts using the same colours as for the dress. Papers used are from various paper collections and brands.


I wish you all Merry Christmas. Stay safe and healthy!
Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

I Am Roses "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop!

 

 

WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop!

Season's Greetings from all of us at I AM ROSES! There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a fabulous blog hop for you. We'd like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your support this year! There will be FOUR Prizes up for grabs!

(1) $50 Voucher

(1) $30 Voucher

(2) $25 Voucher

Are you ready to win some beautiful I Am Roses flowers?


Here’s how to play:

Let's get this hop started!

Alexandra Vologdina

Aleksandra Ziomek

Julia Mitra

Roselany Caroline

Rosemary Bridges

Tamara Potocnik (you are here now)!!!

 

Enjoy the hop! Please come back here and comment that you finished!

GOOD LUCK!!

La-La Land Crafts 14 Days of Christmas - Day 12

 

Hello everyone! Welcome to La-La Land Crafts 14 Days of Christmas - Day 12!

Tamara here with you today to share a tutorial with you!

Today's tutorial is:  MANNER VAFERS HOLDER

Everyone in our family loves Manner wafers, especially vanilla and haselnut flavored. These wafers originaly come from Austria but as far as I know they are sold all over the world. If you don't have them you can easily replace them with a little handmade notebook or a chocolate.


DISTRESS INK PADS COLORS
Fur: vintage photo
Hat, scarf: barn door, fired brick
Skis, glasses: speckled egg, black soot

PAPER CUTS & SCORING
Craft cardstock size 10 7/8" x 6 3/8"
Score at (long side): 2.5", 3 1/4", 6 3/4", 7.5"
Score at (short side): 0.5", 1 1/4", 5 1/4", 6"
 
~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~

Take craft cardstock and cut it to size
10 7/8" x 6 3/8". Score on the long side at 2.5", 3 1/4", 6 3/4", 7.5" and on the short side at 0.5", 1 1/4", 5 1/4", 6".

 
Cut it like on my picture. You are making flaps for closing the little box.

 
Cut rectangles from white cardstock:
(2x) 5/8" x 3 3/8" 
(4x) 3 7/8" x 5/8"
(1x) 3 7/8" x 2 3/8"
(4x) 3 7/8" x 3 3/8"

Cut rectangles from design paper:
(2x) 2/4" x 3 1/4" 
(4x) 3 3/4" x 1/2"
(1x) 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"
(4x) 3 3/4" x 3 1/4"
 
Mat and glue them together.


Stamp one of the bears from Winter Bears clear stamp set and colour it up. After colouring fussy cut the image.



Make die cuts. I cut ski lodge but later decided not to use is.

 
Make folds. Use corner chomper to cut off the corners on the 3.5" x 4" part (top).

Take the piece that covers this part and turn it around. At the back (on the side with cut edges) mark a center and glue there a small folded piece of paper or a bit of a folded ribbon. This will help up open up a box later.

Now we have the front finished and we're going to do the closing part, using magnets. I use small and very thin magnets. One magnet will be placed behind the design paper on the back of the piece we just finished and the other one will be placed on the 2.5" x 4" piece. Make sure to glue down the magnets, so they don't move around.

Once you glue it down you cover it with design paper and glue it to the base. You do the same with the other piece. Make sure the magnets are lined up, so they close one on one. When you have your magnets in place and covered up with design paper you can glue down all the little rectangles.

You can decorate the inside as you please. I added skis and a sentiment.



Add liquid glue to all flaps and close them together. Make sure you don't add glue on the top of the long flaps, because they are left seen.

 Now it's time to decorate the front. I cut a piece of 4" wide white cardstock and then cut the top with the Ski Lift Die.

I added another small sentiment on the front.


Now all you have to do is to add wafers. That's it from me. :)

We hope that you are inspired to try out your own creation with the amazing stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts! 

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Tamara

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Friday, 4 December 2020

DECEMBER release 2020 ☆ C.C. Designs

 It's RELASE DAY at C.C. Designs!!! Wohoooooo .... 

You can get the new release HERE!

For relase day I made a cute Christmas card featuring Snow Peeps. Love, love, love these little guys.  I coloured them up using Distress Ink pads on 300g HP watercolour paper. Images were stamped with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

Distress Ink colours used:
snow: black soot
hat: mower lawn, forest moss
carrots: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
heart, earmuffs: barn door


Hugs, t.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

DECEMBER release 2020 - Preview Day 2 ☆ C.C. Designs

Welcome to Preview Day 2 of C. C. Designs DECEMBER 2020 release!!!!

I have another Penguins card for you today.


Images were all stamped with Archival Ink and then coloured up using Distress Ink pads on 300g HP watercolour paper. I fussy cut them all. Yes, ALL!
I made the background with Distress Oxides.



Hugs, t. 

La-La Land Crafts December 2020 New Release - Day 4

Today I'm sharing with you my second card for la-la land crafts DECEMBER 2020 release

There's a lot of new items in this release. We have new rubber stamps, clear stamp sets, dies, stencil, paper pad and background die.

On my second new release card I used Winter Bears. I made the background using Distress Oxide inks and I added new lala dies. Images were coloured up using Distress Ink pads on 300g HP watercolour paper.

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Winter Bears Clear Stamp Set
Mountains Die*
Snowflake Pocket Die
Heart Wreath Die

 




 Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

DECEMBER release 2020 - Preview Day 1 ☆ C.C. Designs

Hi and Welcome to Preview Day 1 of C. C. Designs DECEMBER 2020 release!!!! 

This month we have 4 new stamp sets and lots of new dies. You can now get super popular slimline dies at C. C. Designs too.


My first card features Penguins clear stamp set. I looooove these little cuties. I used Distress Ink pads to colour them up and then fussy cut them.


Hugs, t.

La-La Land Crafts December 2020 New Release - Day 3

Today I'm sharing with you my card for la-la land crafts DECEMBER 2020 release. There's a lot of new items in this release. We have new rubber stamps, clear stamp sets, dies, stencil, paper pad and background die.

On my new release card I used Hot Cocoa Molli and created a ski lodge scene.

 la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Hot Cocoa Molli Rubber Stamp
Home for Christmas Paper Pack
Winter Branches Die
Camp Fire Die
Fireplace Die
Wreath With Bow Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Luka with Remote Rubber Stamp

Distress Ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
dress, hat: peeled paint, black soot
leggins, coffee mug: aged mahogany, black soot
bean bag: pumice stone, black soot

All NEW products are IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP!

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Uptown Girls Ophelia and Odelia love ornaments ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Hi!

It's Tamara here with you feeling all festive on first Advent Sunday. Only 4 weeks until Christmas!!! This year's Christmas will be different for sure. No crazy shopping or last hour shopping. One thing that can be delivered directly to our loved ones mail! I made a Christmas card featuring Uptown Girls Ophelia and Odelia love ornaments rubber stamp from the last release. I only used one of the girls. I'm saving the other one for another card. 


I chose traditional colours again: red-green-white with a touch of gold. Sentiment "It's Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air" comes with the images. I love it!

For colouring I used Distress Ink pads. I stamped the image on Fabriano 300g HP watercolour paper with Archival Ink - Jet black.

Colours used for colouring:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
outfit: peeled paint, forest moss
box: pumice stone, black soot
decorations: barn door, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade


That's all from me today! Stay safe!
Hugs, t.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Mrs. Claus Swissie ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you my new C. C. Designs card featuring Mrs. Claus Swissie. I have so little time this year for making cards but I really love it.

Image is coloured up using Distress ink pads on 300g HP watercolour paper. Red design paper is from Mintay and I can't stop using it. lol

Hugs, t.