Tuesday, 24 April 2018

PaperArtsy flowers on kraft paper - blue version

Here is the blue version of my previous card with fuchsia flowers. The design is the same and I also coloured this with pencils. You can find the fuchsia card and the tutorial here




For this card, I used the following Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils: White, Light Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Green, Cobalt Turquoise, Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Orange.





With my card, I would like to join the following challenges:

- PaperArtsy: Kraft card

- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Flower Power



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Monday, 23 April 2018

Rainy day - card with MFT stamps

Hello everybody and happy Monday! Let me show you my latest card that I created with MFT stamps.




I wanted to make a sharp contrast between the background and the images because Donna Mikasa's card was really inspiring. 

I also liked Sandy Allnock's diagonal rains that you can see here.


What I used:

MFT BB, Puddle Jumper

MFT BB, Rain or Shine

MFT BB, You're Super

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle dies, STAX1

Sakura Glaze (white)

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Archival ink pad (Watering Can)




I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx



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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Card with wine blueprints by Tim Holtz

I have a friend whose husband loves wine. But he not just loves them he knows them, he is quite an expert. So lately he started his own business, selling fine Hungarian wines in Luxembourg. The name of his online shop: BOROMIDD (it means: drink my wine!).


So I made a card for him:




Do what you love, love what you do - this is really him.

Now, this should be the place of a detailed tutorial, but this time you can find it on the Country View Crafts blog.


I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx




Thursday, 19 April 2018

PaperArtsy flowers on kraft paper

This card was made for the PaperArtsy challenge: Kraft card.



I cut out a rectangle with a Sizzix Framelits die, then I stamped the flowers of PaperArtsy Eclectica EEG16 by Emma Godfrey with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

Then I started to colour them with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

First I added the Light Flesh and the Light Purple Pink.




After I blended darker colours (Fuchsia, Magenta) but I also used the lighter colours.




The text strip was added with foam tape adhesive.




I hope you like! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Tea time in London

During the Easter holiday, we had been in London for 8 days. And since the weather was awful (rain, rain, rain) we took to drinking tea. We really loved the Whittard of Chelsea Tea Bar at the Covent Garden.

With this card, I would like to remember those lovely moments.




The background paper was painted blue with DecoArt Spa Blue and after drying I toned it down with a little white. 

I stamped the London images with Ranger Archival Shadow Grey. 

With Schmincke ink pen I doodled white border lines onto the grey basic card and onto the blue top.


I added remnant rub-on sticker words on the cups: life, moments.

All the edges were inked with Ranger Distress Ground Expresso.





With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Lets Doodle



I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Monday, 16 April 2018

PaperArtsy on kraft paper

I love using kraft papers so I was very happy when I saw the new challenge of the PaperArtsy: Kraft card

It was just a month ago when I made a kraft paper card with PaperArtsy stamps and I think it was a really great card :-) 

Now this one is a simpler version of that card.





What I used:

PaperArtsy Zinski Art, ZA13

PaperArtsy Zinski Art, ZA09

PaperArtsy Eclectica, Kay Carley EKC02



I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by! xx


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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Mother's Day card with 3D roses

On the first Sunday of May, we celebrate the mothers in Hungary. I made this card for my "anyu" (mom in Hungarian).



For the wall, I used a texture paste with big grains. After drying I made the walls dirty with watered grey paint. I inked the card edges with Shadow Grey Archival ink. 

The roses were made in advance.


With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add some texture


Thanks so much for stopping by!!! xx


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Friday, 13 April 2018

Card with little girl by My Favorite Things

Here I am with a card that I made for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 380.




What I used:

MFT Pure Innocence, Blowing Kisses stamp

MFT Pressed Flowers stamp

MFT New Best Friend stamp

MFT Mini Hearts Background stamp

Die-Namics A2 Rectangle STAX

Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flags

Die-Namics Stitched Circle STAX

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Distress ink pads (Spun Sugar, Antique Linen)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Forget-Me-Not)





Thanks so much for stopping by! xx


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Wedding card with cake by Brenda Walton

After two weeks holiday, I'm home again! First, we went to Hungary by car to be with our family in Hungary. After 3 days we left our dog, Rozi at my parents and we flew to London for 8 days. Despite the horrible weather - every day we had rain and/or shower - we had a lot of fun there. Then we flew back to take back Rozi and to vote on Sunday in the parliamentary election which was a big disappointment for us - I mean the result. 

But life goes on! And for today I have brought here a card to share with you.

My hubby's colleague asked me to make a wedding card one of her friends' wedding. I made two versions and from them, they liked and chose this one:




I used First Edition The Promise papers. The cake was cut out with Sizzix Bigz Die, Layered Cake by Brenda Walton (658357). With X-Cut Corner Punch, I rounded the top of the cakes.

I inked the edges of every cut-out with Ranger Distress Pumice Stone ink.

The text is from the My Favorite Things, Essential Sentiments stamp set and it was heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.





I hope you like it! From now on, I will post more often!


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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Masculine faux metal box

Yes, it's faux, because originally it's a paper box that I altered for our April challenge: Pimp it up! 






This box was part of the package of an electronic device. It was quite sturdy and quite suitable for storing bits and bobs. But it had wounds where I pulled off the sellotapes.




I cut out a few cogs and hardware pieces with Tim Holtz-Sizzix Bigz dies from chipboard. Then I glued them onto the box along with real metal pieces. When I was ready with the glueing, I put a layer of black gesso everywhere.



After the first coat of gesso, I turned the box upside down and on its side and I realized how many parts (mainly the edges of the cut-outs) were still uncovered. So don't forget to check every part.


Then I smeared DecoArt Red Iron Oxide on the whole surface with a piece of sponge.



When it was dry, I mixed DecoArt Quinacadrion Gold with Rust Paste and with a brush I applied it to the cut-outs and metal pieces. Then with a brush, I blotted the edges with this mix. Then I added a little gold and because it became too shiny a toned back with a tiny black gesso.













If you have an altered project, please join our April challenge where you can win £20 voucher.