The subject of this month’s challenge is SUPER original since it’s a tic-tac-toe recipe. The idea is to choose any three elements from the tic-tac-toe board above, forming a straight line horizontally, vertically or diagonally. I chose to go diagonally from top to bottom, left to right, which set my card theme as polka dots – flowers – clean and simple. And this is what I came up with!
Isn’t that the coolest challenge theme ever!? To create my card I used the “Flutter By” stamp and die set by Lawn Fawn. For the sentiment I decided to reach for my “Big Scritpy Words” stamp and die set, also by Lawn Fawn! I did a bit of card stock layering (full product info in my video tutorial, link below!) and kept it clean and simple as the recipe called for!
In today’s post I simply want to share with you some of the STUNNING creations I received on my birthday last week from some of my crafty friends. So please click on each photo to visit my friend’s blogs and IG accounts.
Hand-sketched watercoloured Quetzal, by Aenny (she’s not online, sorry!)
None of the pictures do these beautiful cards justice, but I hope that they will at least lead you to my talented friend’s sites, where you will no doubt find more crafty inspiration!
Hello crafty friends! Today I bring you: not one, not two, but three cards as part of the monthly challenge over at the Bastel Traum challenge blog. This month the Design Team was given a colour scheme to work with and it was just SO gorgeous, I couldn’t limit myself to one project!
Next up, I mixed and matched 3 different stamp and die sets by Lawn Fawn (Big Scripty Words, Home Sweet Home and Little Bundle) and a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew (Crafty Friends) for one of my sentiments. I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which I knew wouldn’t bleed when I coloured over it with my (alcohol based) Copic markers, before I went ahead and die cut them using my matching dies and beloved Sizzix Big Shot machine. I fussy cut all images for which I didn’t have dies.
I adhered the more intricate images using my glue pen and for the larger ones I went for a few foam squares. And for a finishing touch, a stroke of Wink of Stella over my images. Here’s the process video:
My boy is “graduating” from nursery school in a few days and, after 4 years together, all of his little classmates will be attending different schools next year. I created a bunch of these little “Let’s stay in touch” cards with our contact details to bring with us to the end-of-year picnic this week. Where did the last four years go!? And what are you doing to wrap up the school year? I’d love to find out in the comments section below!
Hi everyone! I still haven’t got over the hype of hearing from all of you during my little giveaway. Thanks again for all of your comments and likes, which totally made my week!
The exciting news continue as I join my first Design Team. Bastel Traum is my favourite online crafts supply shop here in Switzerland. They also run a challenge blog (in English and German) and have an AMAZING design team which provides monthly inspiration based on the subject set for each challenge. I’m starting off this exciting experience as their DT member with Challenge #52, the subject of which is “Mother’s Day / Women / Little Girls“.
And since we were on the subject of challenges, I decided to go outside my card-making comfort zone to create a piece of home décor for my baby girl’s bedroom.
If you would like to recreate this project, check out the video tutorial below. For a chance to win a 15 CHF gift card to the Bastel Traum online shop (they ship worldwide!), why not take part in this month’s Bastel Traum Challenge and share your beautiful creations with us. This challenge will be open until May 15th 2017 at 8:55 am (MET). Good luck!