Sunday, 29 March 2020

HYDRANGEA baby ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you. I hope you're all ok and staying inside. It's been a few rough weeks here in Slovenia and it doesn't look like it's going to get better soon. We have strict movement restrictions which means I'm actually using the craft stash I have at home!!! Imagine that?! I have enough stamps, paper and flowers for a few hundred cards but what I have problem with is double sided tape. I'll have to get some fast.
Other that that I love spending my time colouring gorgeous Stamping Bella images. I coloured HYDRANGEA Baby for today's card. So, so cute.

Image was stamped using Archival Ink on 300g HP watercolour paper and then coloured using Distress ink pads. Colours used: vintage photo, worn lipstick, peeled paint, pumice stone, black soot, milled lavender, dusty concord.

I love this image, it's simply enough, that's why I didn't want to add too much embellishments, just a scalloped circle and a flag with the sentiment "Hey Baby." which comes with the stamp.
To finish off the card I added a natural colour cord and tied it into a bow.

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

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Magnolia card

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made months ago. I used one of the cute Magnolia images, no idea what's her name. I tried to find it but failed. Image itself so simply amazing, love it!! As always I used Distress ink pads for colouring.

Design papers used on this card are from First Edition. GORGEOUS!!

I stamped a few backgrounds around it. I think it's one of the stamps that came in pop up sets. It's been forever since I made it so who knows. lololol ...

Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Curved card TUTORIAL ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial made for C. C. Designs design team. This is an easy card to make and you can use it for different opportunities. The original idea is not mine (you can see it here), I used it to show some CCD products.
What you need:
white cardstock
spring patterned paper
oval die
scalloped oval die

C. C. designs items you need: 

Step 1:
Take white cardstock and cut out 2 rectangles 6.6" x 5.5" and 5" x 5.5"

Make a base for card measuring 5 5/8" x 5 1/8"

Step 2:
Take 6.5" x 5.5"rectangle and make two score lines 0.5" on each side (on the 6.5" wide)

Step 3:
Take your chosed desing paper and cut two rectangles.

Step 4:
Glue dotted paper on the center part of the scored cardstock. You get two flaps, one on each side. Fold them on the inside.

I meassured the center of the card and placed the oval on it. You can just eyeball it, but I usually miss so I need to draw lines. lol

Cut it out and you got a window for the sentiment.

Step 5:
Mat the blue rectangle with the 1/8" bigger white rectangle. Glue them together. Turn around the window part and glue the blue rectangle on one of the flaps. If you look through the window you see blue paper. Don't glue the other flap yet.

Decorate the front oval. No need to do it if you don't have the scalloped oval die.

Step 6:
Cut 2 pieces of design paper (5.5" wide). You'll use one for grass and one for the flowery border.

Step 7:
Stamp and colour your chosen image and stamp and cut out your chosen sentiment.

Step 8:
Glue down flowery background and then grass, bunny ...

Step 9:
Once the front is done, you need to glue down the other flap. You get a nice curve.

Step 10: 
Add the sentiment . Make sure it's in the middle of the window.

Step 11:
Glue the curved card part to the base.

That's it from me.
Hugs, t.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Green & Gold ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is Green & Gold. This was difficult for me!!!!!! But here we are ... this is a green-white and gold Valentine's Day card.


Distress ink pads used:
hogs: black soot, tattered rose
hat, balloon: peeled paint, black soot, forest moss

Hugs, t.

Easter gable box ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you an Easter gable box using Tiny Easter clear stamp set. I coloured up this image using Distress ink pads on 300g HP watercolour paper. I fussy cut the image but there are matching outline dies available, so you can get those.

Sentiment "Bunny wishes to you" comes with the images. It was cut out using Banners accessories die.

I made the grass all around the box. It was cut out using grass die from Cloud and Grass die set.

I cut out the little butterflies using butterfly die from one of the old CCD Make a card die set. Design paper used for them is from the new Easter paper pad.

That's it from me today. We're at a lock down here in Slovenia. Things are getting more serious every day. Stay inside! Stay SAFE!!!
Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Birthday Tilda ♡ Swedish House Crafts DT

Tamara here with you. I made a Birthday card using Birthday Tilda & Text from the latest Magnolia's release called Pop Fizz, 2020.
I coloured up the image using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper.

Dies used on this card are from Magnolia's Doohickey box Vol. 24.

I decorated the card using different paper flowers, stickers and cheesecloth.

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

March 2020 Challenge ❀ I am roses

Today starts March 2020 challenge over at I am roses challenge blog. The theme is as always

The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher
For this month's challenge card I made a Wedding card using Paper Nest Dolls image called Married Couple. I used some of my favourite I am roses flowers on this card (see list with links below).

I am roses flowers used on this card:

Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs March 15th - April 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST) 
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “March IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

You can order this card or a card with this image if you DM me.
Hugs, t.

Petunia and her MIRACLE ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you with my Sunday's Stamping Bella card. This week I have a Mother-Daughter card for you using Petunia and her miracle rubber stamp. I fell in love with this image and the sentiment that comes with it when I saw it on a blog BUT didn't buy it for a long time because I always have trouble getting the right colour for pigs. I usually colour them grey-white with a little bit of pink. On this image I used tattered rose distress ink with some Hickory smoke for the darkest spots and I loooooove the result. Looks real, right?!

Distress ink pads used:
skin: tattered rose, hickory smoke
pink dress, bow: vicorian velvet, black soot
blue dress: stormy sky, black soot

I added some glitter to their dresses and used only a few die cuts. I think that the image and sentiment itself are so great that they don't need any embellishments or extra die cuts.
Design paper used is from Carta Bella.

That's all from me today. 
Hugs, t.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Anything goes ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is ANYTHING GOES!!

Distress inks used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
cheeks: worn lipstick
skirt: pumice stone, black soot
hairband, blouse, phone: victorian velvet, black soot

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

March 2020 release Day 2 ☆ C.C. Designs

Today starts the Previews for the latest C.C. Designs March release. 
MARCH release is now live and available for purchase!! This month we introduce 4 new stamp sets, outline dies and 2 new paper pads!
You can see the whole release here:
Today I'm sharing my mini album made for C.C. Designs' Preview Day 2. I coloured up one of the new unicorns from Funny Unicorns clear stamp set.

Design paper used on this album is from new EASTER paper pad and old HEARTS & PINK paper pad.

Image was coloured up using Distress ink pads on watercolour paper.

Inside there are flip pages for small pictures.

I added a little pocket inside for tags or some extra photos.

 Hugs, t.