Today, I actually show you one of my Valentine's Day cards I made this year for my best friend, to say how glad I am to have her in my live. I simply used a lovely patterned paper, added a sentiment on pink transparency and finished it with pink ribbon and a pink button.
My daughter turned three just now and finished her year at the crèche to start with kindergarten. In the crèche she had three wonderful nursery nurses and I made them "thank you" cards together with a gift. I just learned the watercolor technique and I had to use it. It is sooo much fun and the outcome is amazing. You will see more watercolor cards on my blog from now on! ;-)
For this card I just used purple paper, purple ribbon and purple heat embossing powder and on top of it I sewed some white sizoweb. The purple Martha Steward Monarch Butterfly is the eye catcher of the card.
Two weeks ago a friend of mine passed away after he suffered two years of esophageal cancer. We have been on ski holidays together for many years and I will always remember him and his special way of skiing. ;-) I sent his wife the following card as I couldn't attend his funeral:
As Halloween is not a big deal here in our area I made a Halloween card for a friend of mine, who is living in the USA. She and her three girls always have amazing costumes and a fantastic decorated house and the kids collect tons of sweets each year. She just texted me three days ago that she already received this card:
This is my first baby card I made in March 2012 when I attended a Scrapbooking Workshop in Vienna at Stoffsalon. Then, I didn't have any clues of the countless techniques, supplies, etc. you can use for Scrapbooking. I just found the picture and I wanted to show it to you. My Scrapbooking passion started with this card ...
I made a similar card already but then I used just blue washi tapes. I like the idea of embossed washi tape I saw on Pinterest. This time I used bright and shiny colors. Once again I love the outcome of that clean and simple card!
I fell in love with the use of sizoweb on my cards. The pink birthday sentiment is done with heat embossing. Unfortunately, you can hardly see it on the picture. In real it looks much better. I added pink ribbon, some flowers with brads and a butterfly to it.
I needed a birthday card for an uncle of my mum who turned 80. As I haven't use Washi Tapes for a while I made this card only with Washi Tapes and used no designer paper at all. I was inspired by a card from "A Christy Production" I saw on Pinterest.
For the numerics I used blue glitter embossing powder and my heat embossing gun. The sentiment is from the Stampin'Up set "Zur Feier des Tages". The buttons and the brad give the card the final touch.
At my last shopping trip to a Scrapbooking Store I received a Halloween stamp as "thank you" for my large purchase. ;-) I could choose between two stamps and I chose one with scarecrow and created my first Halloween Card for this season:
For this birthday card I used a red card stock and two patterned paper with birthday items. The red stamped cake is from the Stampin'Up set "Make a Cake". For the numerics I used black glitter embossing powder and my heat embossing gun. The sentiment is from the Stampin'Up set "Zur Feier des Tages".
My cousins daughter celebrated her 5th birthday in July and I made her the following card, using the Stampin'up "All in the family" girl in the middle circle. I used the heat embossing technique on the corners of all circles.
I bought a new set of paper flowers and wanted to use them right away. I was inspired by a card from Jenfa Cards. I didn't use a sentiment as I didn't want to ruin it. I like the twirl of the stem as they fit perfectly to the embossing folder.
I don't use ribbon that much, so when I saw the card from Cristina Kowalczyk I knew what to do with my different kind of ribbons. As I have so much ribbon in all kind of blue tones I made a male card and surprised my grandfather with it to his 87th birthday.
For this birthday card I used different washi tapes for the background and threaded alpha beads on a yellow/white twine. It is my first card where I used the alpha pearls. I was inspired by a card from Stampelomi.
My uncle celebrated his 40th birthday and I used the Stampin'Up set "Fishin' around" as he as a couple of aquariums in his home. I colored the fishes and bubbles with my copic markers. The sea star and the shell are stickers I added to the scenery. From a patterned paper I added the cake with the candle and the two party hats.
For this card I used my new stamp set from Marianne Design " Eline's Huis". I love the Air Mail, hand writing stamp and Postage stamp. I have a die in the shape of a postage stamp I used with an embossing folder showing a present. I had some patterned paper left with Paris sights I used and at the bottom I used the sentiment "I think of you". I don't know yet, who will be the lucky one to receive this card. ;-)
My best friend is expecting her second child, a son, and I made her the following card, where I wished her all the best for her pregnancy. I was inspired by a card from Melinda Spinks on Pinterest. I immediately loved the simply design of that card.
I have so many different ribbon and don't use them very much. When I saw on Pinterest a card from Cristina Kowalczyk I knew how to use my ribbon. It is a very simple design and can be used with any greeting.
I tried my first flip card and I am very proud of myself. The result is beautiful!
I followed the flip card tutorial on Pinterest using partial die-cutting. On the left side I added a blue border created with a punch. On the green patterned paper I added a butterfly, flower and a dragonfly sticker.
This is the birthday card for my mum this year. I was inspired by a card Stacey Cohen on Pinterest. As it happened I had paper flowers and matching buttons and the honeycomb embossing folder so I could make a card of my own. I love the composition and the bright colors!
Me and my mum were invited to a 55 1/2 years birthday party of a dear friend of ours. Why did she celebrate her 55 1/2 birthday you may ask? Her birthday is originally in January and she always wanted to have a summer party on her birthday, like she could have when living in New Zealand or Australia for example. Here in Austria it is always cold and wet in January.
She wants to make a cruise next year from Le Hawre to New York on a cargo ship as her grand mother did many years ago. So all her friends made money presents to support her dream.
I used a white stretched canvas, turned it around and put all kind of stuff related to a summer birthday party and holiday/road trip on it. On the right is a small peg where I put the envelope with the money. I also used two rub-ons with beautiful sentiments which are suitable for our friendship and memories we won't forget, like this party.