Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Card with circles or dots

This is a card with circles and dots. I guess the cards has a circle and the dot is in the middle of the card, yes, the brad:-) Am I being smart, hehehe.... Oh, but the orange patterned paper also has dots. Voila, there are more dots on the card than I thought:-)) The circle is a wheel and it can spin as a wheel. The idea of the circle/wheel comes from the challenge at simplylessismoore.blogspot. I like the moving wheel and I really like the circle and the stripes on it. It is a cut from the Close to my Heart - Artiste cartridge and I used the Artiste clear stamp. It is a simple and easy to make card using layers of card stock.

Head over to simplylessismoore.blogspot to see more beautiful cards.

Summer greeting card

For all these cards I used different cartridges: Create a critter, Forever young, Close to my Heart - Artiste. The greetings on the cards are also from the Close to my Heart - Artiste (you're amazing) and Artbooking (thanks) clear stamp collection.

Just extra card I made for fun. I wanted to play with nice papers and nice Summer colours.

Thank you for your visit!

Journal tags

Journal tags are a nice addition to your scrapbook, art journal page or smash book. Smash books are so in, but a lot of my scrapbook pages look more like smash pages. That's why I never thought about buying a smash book I kind of like the idea to create my scrapbook any way I want; so no need for a special smash book. I do like the idea, though. And I love how they make so many different journal tags to play with. I always loved to keep certain receipt, tickets and other ephemera to memoir those beautiful days. I got quite a lot of free journal tags from the internet, printed and cut them out.

The 4x6 inches journal tags can be a bit too big; I like the smaller 3x4 inches journal tags.

I made a couple by using wallpaper. I adhered wallpaper to card stock and I used washi tape to decorate the tags.

Notecards and a bookmark for a swap. Every item had to have a positive quote.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

An owl

Watercolor painting illustrating an owl and behind him a leaf. Painted on Canson mixed media paper and I used watercolor paints. I do not use my watercolor paints a lot. So for a challenge I join specific swaps.

Pretty in pink

Sometimes I deliberately avoid using pink on my projects. I am not a very pinkish girl, but pink is a nice colour to perk things up. For the Pretty in pink challenge at I certainly have to mix and match markers and paper with the colour pink. I created two cards; yes, I can't deny it the pink made me go on ... and on.... hahahaha. This challenge fits also in the Anything goes challenge at Well .... here we go:-)

Sweetpeastamp image coloured with Copic markers; whiff of joy rubber stamp coloured with prisma color pencils.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shea body butter

I have been making my own hair cream and body butter for years. This time I remembered on time to take pictures from my Shea body butter. It is really creamy and I love the smell. I made quite a lot and I store it in a plastic container. From this container I scoop, when necessary, to my smaller container for daily use. I planned to make a new batch of Shea hair cream, but I have enough in stock. I love my homemade creams♥ and I can't do without it anymore. Sharing pictures of my fluffy Shea butter☺

Handmade art journal

It is such a big difference between making a card and making an art journal page. I realized that when I'm making a card I want it to be very neat and clean; while working on an art journal page the roughness is beautiful and soooo welcome☺

Okay, I am participating in another swap in which we send art journals to other participants (round robin). So every month we'll be notified who our partner, the person we have to send the art journal too, is. I like the idea of course, because the journal is going to travel and different persons will add their creation to my journal.

So I worked on my art journal book to send the world around. The journal must have at least twenty pages. I have to create two pages. I really want twenty participants to create in my journal, so I added one page extra and worked on both sides. I also added two recipes cards for the participants to add there name/info and the round of the swap in which it was their turn to work in my journal. I hope my journal will make a safe trip and of course I hope to get my journal back.

I worked on the front and back covers. The covers are from thick card board; it is card board I received when I ordered something and I know it is good card board, so I didn't throw it away. Getting the benefit of it now☺A card with a welcome word is added and a card with my address on both sides. So the journal has my address in case we loose track of my journal and someone wants to return my journal to me. The pages in the journal are pages from my Canson mixed media block. So the pages are sturdy enough for any kind of crafty ideas. No stitching this time; I used my book binding tool 'the Cinch' and added rings to bind my book. Sharing pictures of my art journal with you.


Inside front cover

My two pages

Inside back cover