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Valentines 2014 – part 2

13 Feb

Pink might get a bit boring at times and I’m all for using non-standard colours for the particular themes (like making a Christmas card in purple or blue), so I couldn’t resist creating green Valentine’s Day cards:

But then, I always in the end come back to more traditional looks with hearts.

They look simple, but actually took quite a lot of time to finish as I had to cut around the stickers with a crafts knife to ensure all the spaces are cut properly and egdes are neat.

As usual, you can click on on the pictures to enlarge them and view details.


Valentines 2014 – part 1

12 Feb

Recently I have been busy with another big card project: I challenged myself to make as many Valentines cards as possible (until I run out of materials or patience) and see if I can hit 100. I didn’t manage to make so many, but in the end I still nearly beat my record (last year I made around 45 Christmas cards, but in the end this was spread out across two or three months) and ended up creating 38 various Valentines cards!

Since there were so many of them, I generally went for simplicity, squeezing as much as I could from this “heartful” theme. Over the next days I will be posting all of them until I gather them up in a Valentines 2014 gallery that will be available in the Sample Cards section, probably around next weekend.

Today it’s time for the first batch – I tried to group the similar ones together although they weren’t made in such order.┬áPlease have a closer look at quite traditional, full of both hearts and pink cards (as usual, you can click on the picture to enlarge it and see all the details)!

Love Song

28 Jul

lovesongSo, here comes another challenge-inspired card. I think it might be pretty addictive, as those challenges are very inspiring. This time polish website Craft-Szafa challenged participants to play a “romantic tune”.

I came across some white flowers in my endless stash and decided to use them before I forget again that I have them. I thought of a wedding card, but then I wanted something more “universal”: this card will work as a wedding congratulation, a card for a beloved one (are there any romantic guys who still give their girlfriends cards?) or even a birthday card for this romantic girl, who reads books and listens to classic music all the time.

And since Craft-Szafa asks for a banner of their challenge, here it goes:

You’re My Cupcake!

3 Jul

cupcake1On Sunday I presented you with a birthday cupcake card, but that’s not the only “sweet-treat” card I made. Today – another one, in a little bit different style. It can be a birthday card, but could also be given to a friend, or a daughter, or maybe even that special girl…

I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to mix pink and blue, but the overall effect satisfied me – the colours blended nicely and created an interesting result.

Cog Heart for Steampunk Valentine’s

14 Feb


Did I tell you how hard it is to come up each year with “something nicer and more cool”? Each year’s Valentine card for my boyfriend just has to be better than the previous one. So it’s becoming more and more challenging. This year I went for something simple in design, but definitely time consuming. If you remember my Steampunk-style Easter Card and Mechanical Heart Card, this one will definitely look familiar to you. I used the same heart pattern (yay for my habit of keeping anything that “might be useful one day), but decided to pick colours that would be more suitable for a man. Maybe grey is not the most Valentine-y colour, but couldn’t have used pink!


Simple Red Love

13 Feb


Is everybody ready for Valentine’s Day? Plans made, gifts, flowers, cinema tickets bought? If you just remembered, that “OMG, it’s tomorrow!” making a card might be a live saver. This particular card was quick to make, stickers and card in nice, vivid and strong colours. I decided to add some black to the overly sweet pink-red and red-pink mood of this holiday, not everyone likes the shmoopy side of love.

This year I was well-organised (since I had to post the card in advance) and made another one some days ago, so this one is still free and for grabs!

Memory of Summer

5 Dec

sunflowerAre you cold? I am. The winter is surely here, so I decided to go against all this bad weather and outrageously low temperatures, and create a very warm card – with a big sunflower and lots of warm reds and yellows. It was a simple make: a sticker, some ribbons, patterned papers and a corner puncher, but I like the overall effect.

So… Who would like a piece of summer?

Autumn With Love

8 Oct

Indecisive as I am, I can’t make up my mind about whether to make some Halloween cards (with Halloween being just around the corner) or start preparing for soon-to-come Christmas, which always catches me panicking that I don’t have enough Christmas cards.

So, since I can’t decide, I just keep on making Autumn cards. This one – with love! Still working with browns and gold, a simple card that took few moments to finish. Patterned paper, a bit of vellum, ribbons, adhesive stones and a sticker.

New camera, which I am still learning to use and a very gloomy day with little daylight do not give justice to this warm-brown, elegant card.

Card available.

Wedding Congratulations

24 Sep

This card was made some time ago as a wedding congratulations for my friend. I wanted to keep it simple and elegant, but couldn’t resist to add a bit of pink.

Love Birds

16 Aug

Not much to say about it, it’s “just another love card”, with birds this time. A mixture of light pinks and a bit of purple, in real life it has slightly warmer shade. Stickers, papers and funky-shape scissors.

Card available, priced 3 euro.