nedelja, 31. oktober 2021

Happy Halloween !!

Hi everyone,

On this terrifying day of Halloween, I offer you something that I had never done before: a "lollipop card" understand: a card in the shape of a lollipop!

I used a Magnolia stamp from the "Halloween 2018" collection and two kinds of round Crea-Nest-Lies dies available at Craft Heaven Shop.
My flowers are made in white Foamiran and glued on different paper leaves.
I cut out my moon with a punch in white paper on which I came to do "Hickory Smoke" Distress tasks.
For my lollipop stick, I used a big white straw (Ikea) that I covered with black washi tape.
I embellished it all with various dies and ribbons from my basar box!

So, I'll leave you, I'll go put on my witch costume and stuff myself with candy !!

sreda, 27. oktober 2021

Diamond wedding

Hello Everyone,

No card today, and no coloring either (it's extremely rare) but a pretty explosion box made for a rather special birthday since we celebrated the diamond wedding anniversary of my in-laws (don't go on Google on purpose, that's 60 years of marriage!)

I cut my box and its cover in smooth white bazzil which I then covered with very pretty printed papers from the "Miles Apart" collection by Maja Design.

I cut the leaves from printed paper, crumpled with my fingers for a more natural effect.
I then made the flowers in white Foamiran slightly heated with an iron and just curved with the "ball" tool without handling by hand to thin it.

For the interior, I used the superb "3D Cake" die created by Lady E Design, embellished with some mini roses and a strip of craft paper cut with an Ek Success punch.

As a basis for my decoration, I used the round and square Crea-Nest-Lies scalloped dies.

Well, that's all for today !

sreda, 29. september 2021

Tilda on the beach

Hellooooooo everybody !

No, I'm not dead! just very busy with my professional activities which do not leave me much time to devote myself to scrapbooking, unfortunately... :(

I hope you are well and that you had a great summer.

I come back with this pretty doll from the "Summer Collection 2021" : Soda Beach Tilda

And, and, and ... For once, I wanted to go back to my very first cards from 10 years ago and color them with colored pencils! So I took out my pretty box of Faber Castell and I embarked on a mini beach scene sticking perfectly with this little girl in a swimsuit.

See you soon 


sobota, 17. julij 2021

Free Hugs


Here I am with a new creation for you!

My sister in law asked me to make something to thanks her coworkers during coronavirus pandemic time. They have to change wokplaces for a while.

So I choose to make a tag using Free Hugs Arts Stamp Kit from 2019 Live Laugh Love Collection and still available in Craftheaven shop. 

Design papers used are from 12x12 Maja Design Denim & Girls collection.
The thag is made using Bazzill Classic 12x12x- Kraft.
I used Tilda Doily die ... for image bacground.

The bow on dthe top is made with Vintage Seam Binding.

I added few white roses  and White Gesso here and there oner the tag.

I sealed my image with Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze. 
This is the perfects water resistent sealer for all my craft projects.

Heve a nice day and happy crafting!

Hugs!!! Barbara GR

ponedeljek, 24. maj 2021

United colors of love

Hello everyone,

Some time ago, I saw this image pass on a very well-known social network :

"It's not the color of our skin that makes us different, it's the color of our thoughts"

I found it so beautiful and strong in meaning that I wanted to make a little card out of it by trying my hand, for the first time, at coloring darker skin.

Magnolia stamps from the "Lovely Collection 2021":
Love Letter Tilda
Snail Mail Tilda
Lace Heart Tilda
Text stamp Stempelglede
Paper from the 6x6 '"Summertime" Maja Design block

Die Crealies n ° 70

The 3 dolls are sufficient on their own, I voluntarily opted for a very simple sketch by adding almost nothing except 3 mini roses coordinated with the colors of my paper.

I hope that you will like her !


torek, 18. maj 2021

Open the Window !

Hello everyone,

A very simple card today, just to highlight these two very pretty Magnolia stamps coordinated with the green papers of the equally attractive "Miles Apart" collection by Maja Design.
(links at the end of the article)

For more realism and transparency, I cut each tile with a cutter and placed a piece of rhodoïd behind my first paper.

I also glued 3 very small roses on the roses of the stamp;) and used this "scalloped rectangle" die from My Favorite Things that I love !!

Have a beautiful end of day !
with love

nedelja, 9. maj 2021

19 years old

Hello everyone,

Today I am offering you a very girly birthday card, made once again with the wonderful collection of "Miles Apart" papers from Maja Design that I love !! (link at the end of the article)

I'll tell you a secret: the blues are as beautiful as the roses, can't wait to scrap them too !!

Stamp "Hippity Hoppity 2019: Flower Bunny Tilda", Magnolia
Dies "Fence" and "Chicken Wire", Magnolia

All thicknesses of papers are mounted on 3D foam to provide depth.

To dress my barrier, I mixed some pretty ready-made roses with two "house" flowers in white Foamiran. The leaves are made of paper.

Frankly, have you ever seen something so cute ??
Another doll that fits in the Top 10 of my favorite stamps ever ... well, the problem is that there are indeed about fifty stamps in my Top 10 ...

See you soon

torek, 4. maj 2021

Castle Pop Up Box Card

Good morning!  I have a castle pop up card to show you today using Maja Design papers and the wonderful Magnolia Castle Doohickey die.  The papers are from Maja's Vintage Summer Basics, Denim & Friends and Traditional Christmas collections.

To make a symetrical front to the card I used castle die cut from the reverse side on the right of the card.  I have also used the reverse sides of the paper for the little brick sections for added interest.  The castle gates are made from the Window Doohickey.

I have used the castle again on the top of the card along with two towers cut from a Magnolia die from Volume 5.  The battlements are the top of the Lovely Fence Doohickey die.

On each side I have also added some little bricks from the castle Doohickey die.  The clouds were cut with the Doohickey from Volume 25, Bella Notte.

Once you open the gates the drawbridge drops down to reveal the birthday message.  

The 'portcullis' is the fence Doohickey from Volume 25 turned upside down.  I love it when you can use dies to make other items.

The whole card still folds down flat to be placed into an envelope.  I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

petek, 23. april 2021

40 years !!

Hello everybody,

No card today but an explosion box that I had the pleasure of making for a very special birthday: the 40 years of my best friend.
(Must say that she is soooooo more awake than me! uh no, in real life, she is younger)

My box measures 9.5 cm squared and the lid 10 cm.
It is covered with beautiful papers from the "Miles Apart" collection by Maja Design, some paper foliage and flowers in white Foamiran (+2/3 mini roses from Craft Heaven Shop).
All sprinkled with a few drops of Glossy accent for a "Rain" effect.


And inside:

Stamp Magnolia "My Own Key Tilda"

I had fun cutting out the location of the window with a cutter and placing the same die on each side (removing the shutters on the outside) to have a real effect of transparency.

 Zoom in on details:

That's all for me !
See you soon