Wednesday 31 August 2011

Tic-Tac-Toe card for Cherry Nest


Now that I am writing this post I am still in hot hot hot Athens... But by the time it will be actually published, I will be in Skiathos island on holidays!

So, my second card for Cherry Nest, being playful again:

Lately I have "discovered" the window cards and I really like them. So as I was looking for inspiration for my next Cherry Nest project, and since I like the polka dot papers so much, the idea of tic-tac-toe came to me... Oh, and I just realised that it is one of the few cards that I haven't used any stamps! Just for a change ;o)

The Cherry Nest supplies I have used are the following:

Quite flowery and playful card, wouldn't you say? For the tic-tac-toe flowers I used a flower punch I had, using the polka dots as the centre of the flowers. Unfortunately, the shop where I got the punch from doesn't have them anymore, so I cannot provide it to you in the supplies. You can find the rest of the supplies at the bottom of the post.

As always, I hope you like it!

Probably when this post is published, I will be enjoying the Greek sun and sea!!!

Hugs and kisses,

Supplies: Flower punch, plus:

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Friday 26 August 2011

Friends are kisses from Angels

Oh my, I don't believe what I did today...

Let's take it from the beginning... Here's the card I prepared today:

And here's the story:

As soon as my working day finished, meaning that I am officially on holidays bynow (yeah!), I started looking at my favourite challenges blogs for some inspiration.

First, I found a wonderful colour combination at Play Date Cafe PDCC96:

(ok, the colours might not be as subtle as suggested by the colour combo, but I still like the combination ;o))

Then, I wanted to look at sketches. I went over to Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge as it has been a while I have played over there and I have missed using my Waltzingmouse stamps... The sketch was inspiring... but I saw that there was less than an hour and a half to submit my entry! Not enough time for me usually, especially when I start from scratch, without an idea where to start from!

Here's the sketch by the way:

So I set myself the additional challenge to make it on time... Well, by the time I had the picture, I only had four minutes to submit it. And that's how I ended up preparing a really, really short post, which I am now amending... Apologies for that!

I promise I'll never do that again... Although the adrenaline made me forget my light headache:
a. now the headache is back (and of course stronger)
b. I didn't feel good doing the really short temporary post
c. I always have doubts when I am in a hurry...

Anyways... the thing is that I like the result, I might keep it for some time on my living room's wall... ;o)

I hope you like it!



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Ice creams in love ;o)


Since I came back home, I am reaching out to my crafty area whenever I can... I missed making things these last couple of weeks! For now, I can share with you the following card:

I just realised that the end of August was approaching and I still hadn't made anything for the Get Creative challenges! So I took a look at the latest Get Creative challenge - August 15th, which is a sketch challenge (both for layouts and cards), with the following sketch from Chrysa:

For the colours I looked at the Paper Smooches August Sparks, as I wanted to use some of the new stamp sets I received a few days ago. The challenge is to get inspired by the following photo - whether it would be the colours, textures, materials that would inspire us. I went for the colours...

I prepared the backing paper with Paper Smooches heart stamps και Distress Inks (Worn LipstickTumbled Glass and Vintage Photo. I love the fact that when you don't have the papers you would like to use, you can make your own with distress inks. Something similar I did for the blue ice cream - I didn't have a paper in the colour I wanted so I used Basics White της Basic Grey and coloured it with Tumbled Glass. I will definitely bring distress inks with me on my vacations, lol!

As always, you can see the full list of the supplies I used at the end of the post.

I hope you like it!


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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Cherry Nest Design Team project


This is my first card as part of the Cherry Nest design team... so I really hope you like it!

It's still August and, although most of you have been or currently are on holidays, I am leaving in a few days for two weeks (going to Skiathos island), so I am totally into holidays mood! So I thought I'd better wish to myself and the rest of you that are taking holidays late in sumeer... Happy Vacations (translation from the sentiment you see in Greek ;o))

The card is a long one, basically I folded an A4 cardstock in half. For the card I did some paper piecing, using the following downloadable papers from Cherry Nest:

The polka dots are so playful, I want to use them again and again! And the pie de poule paper reminds me of chic handbags and skirts ;o)

For the complete list of the products used, you can check the list below.

I hope you like it!


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Friday 5 August 2011

My first tag

I felt like experimenting today, so inspired by Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag challenge, I thought I should give it a try and prepare a tag. And it was the perfect opportunity as well to reach out to the Tim Holtz supplies I got a few months ago and which I had hardly used. This is what I made:

I don't know what you think about the result, but the truth is that I had so much fun while making it and using so many new products - Glimmer mists, Crackle accents, buttons... Really great fun!

And here are a couple of close ups. In the first photo you can get an idea of the dimension I tried to give with the wings and the clip and the button.

In the second photo you can see a bit better the crackle effect and maybe a bit of the shimmering on the heart?

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Wednesday 3 August 2011

Colourful CAS card


So, back from my short holidays in Corfu, where I had a GREAT time, thanks to the amazing island and Alex! If only I could stay there for a bit longer... But better a few days than not going at all!

This time it took me only three days after my trip to find my mojo... not bad ;o)

Here is the card I made today:

As you can see from the following close-up, I have actually punched the butterflies on the white cardstock, and then added patterned paper below that:

Also, I have made the card a bit more dimensional, by adding foam tape below the two levels:

The inspirations for these cards have been the following challenges:

Lily Pad Card Lucy's Lovely Lines challenge with the following sketch:

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC13 - the Long and Short of it, ie. create a 4x9 card and keep it Clean And Simple

Wee Memories # 63 - Dare to color, ie. use no less than four colours

Hope you like it!

Supplies: Dark green cardstock, red marker, plus:

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