Category Archives: creativity

hey baby

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We’ve had some new additions to the family these past few months, and of course I handmade some cards for the occasion.

On the first one I used two die cut elephants, some ribbon and just regular card stock. Simple and easy but quite nice imho!

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The second card is a bit more eleborate, and I just love it! The zebra is from a sticker set I once bought, which to give it a bit more stability I placed on cardstock and cut it out before adding it to the pocket.

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Queen Elizacath

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This is a chunky I made yesterday, as a “Make Me Happy” PIF (pay it forward; someone makes something for you then in return you make something for someone else who in turn makes something for yet another person and so on and so forth) for eggstudio at AFA.

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It’s a combination of two of her favorite themes – Queen Elizabeth I and animals, especially cats and dogs – in a style she likes. I tend to both like the style as find it a bit freaky somehow, animal heads on human bodies heh.

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Just spent some time updating this blog with some of my creative undertakings of these past 12+ months. I pretty much abandoned the blog Spring last year, when life was just too busy and stressful and exhausting to feel at all creative. But, creativity has started to bloom again – just like these beautiful clematis outside in the garden – so I figured it was time to pick up this blog again!

Things did feel pretty empty though, with many months of silence and no posts what so ever.. So I posted a bunch of backdated entries showing some of stuff I’ve worked on early 2012. Will also post some of the more recent things I made, ánd maybe show you some pics of my new hobby room as well. So feel free to check out the previous posts and check back again soon if you like!

Lost and found: creativity

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For the first time in almost a year, yesterday I finally picked up some of my craft supplies (that weren’t boxed up yet) and tried to be a bit creative again. I’d been pinning ideas for fun cards over the past months and wanted to try some out. In the end I only managed to use one pinned idea but /shrugs. Apart from that one I also made a bunch of greeting cards using a format I tried out last year already.

I meant to take some proper pics of the cards but kind of forgot, so here’s a couple of quick cellphone shot I took while crafting.

For this set of cards I used a stamp from the String Sentiments stampset by Darkroom Door. The flower is from Hero Arts Layered Flowers. I stamped them colored them in using ecoline inks.

Truth be told, I really quite enjoyed spending some time puttering around with cardstock, stamps, ink and the like. Now with the upcoming move I doubt there’ll be much time for crafting, but it was fun to be creative again! And once we’ve settled a bit in the new house, and I’ve made a start of unpacking my craft supplies in MY OWN HOBBYROOM *weeh* I hope the creative juices will flow freely once again heh.

Some digital art

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Originally I had planned to handcraft our holiday cards, just like last year and the year before. It’s a time-consuming, but also very rewarding undertaking.  Due to time&energy constraints this year I knew it wasn’t gonne happen though, so I opted to go the custom printed card route. As we are moving house early next year as well I decided to combine the holiday greetings with our change of address (something I also had planned on handcrafting.. I already got the stampset and idea ready.. just lack the time!). I also designed the backside but as tis full of personal details I’m not going to show that here on my blog! ;)

Needle felting

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This past weekend my aunt and I had a crea-bea date; we followed a needle felting workshop. Needle felting is something I have been wanting to try out for quite some time now, but never really had the oppertunity. So when I ran into this workshop I knew I had to sign up! As creativity runs in the family, I invited my aunt to come with me. We had a great time :) Here’s some pics!

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We also worked on some flat pieces, but both turned out quite different (less nice lol) as we expected.. so I’m pretty sure those project will end up being tossed.. ;) Apart from the snail I also made a small ladybird, here’s the two finished:

Needle felting for sure is a lot of fun, and definitely something I’d like to do more often in the future. Do need to be careful not to stick that needle into your finger by accident, ouch, that hurts!! ;)