Saturday, March 4, 2023

February puzzles

In February I finished 2 puzzles - 500 piece cute kitties and puppies (unfortunately there was 1 piece missing)

and this one  from ceaco called New Fangled Angles

as you can see it had really weird shaped pieces and we couldn't start from the edges as they only connected in the points of triangle pieces. SO despite it being just over 500 pieces it took 2 of us forever - but the image is lovely so it was time well spend


How it all started

 I decided to reuse my old blog that had no new content in almost 9 year for my new hobby - puzzles.

My daughter Sofia and me decided to spend time on New Year's Eve with building this puzzle - 1000 pc - Night at the Drive-in from Buffalo puzzles. Took us over 3 hours, but we finished it before midnight. Love the image  - only problem was the glare from over head light.

then on New Year's Day we did another one - this one is only 500 pieces - Cozy Bathroom from Ravensburger - my photo is garbage so I'm including a link to the original on Amazon.

This one was fun to make and the finish is matte so less glare.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Festival of Trees Starburst Card

More Christmas Cards? 
Here is another one - I used a tree from Festival of Trees stamp set and a Starburst/Sunburst technique in the background. I actually made 25 of these for a swap :)
  • Paper: All Is Calm DP, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Ink:  Lost Lagoon
  • Other: Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Tree Punch, Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - at least 3 different PP
Winter Wonderland - Layer It Up
Crafting By Design - get ready for Christmas

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bright and Beautiful - take 2

I'm back with another card using Bright and Beautiful stamp set. This time combined with lovely gold papers from Gold Soiree collection.

  • Paper: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Soiree DP
  • Stamps: Bright and Beatiful
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
  • Other: White and Gold Embossing Powder, Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Paper Creator's Crafts - early Christmas
Jingle Belles - use gold

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bright and Beautiful - take 1

ready for some Christmas cards? Here is the first one - made with  new stamps from Bright & Beautiful stamp set.
It's a CASE from the sample shown in the catalogue - just without any designer paper

  • Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, velum
  • Stamps: Bright and Beatiful, Dictionary background
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
  • Other: Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Cherry Cobbler ribbon
Die Cut Divas - something new - new stamps and dies
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - use stamps
Simply Create Too - something new - new stamps and dies

come back tomorrow for another starry card :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOS165 - Feathers & Chipboard

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use Chipboard.

Since I couldn't find any chipboard I would use, I made my own by cutting up some cereal boxes and die cutting my feather out of them. Then I stamped the feather image on white CS, die cut it and adhered it to the "chipboard" die cut.
Background was done with acrylic block technique on watercolor paper.
  • Paper: Watercolor CS, Island Indigo
  • Stamps: *NEW* Four Feathers
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzas, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Gable Green
  • Other: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, mister, white embossing powder, feathers die
Just Us Girls - blue, green & neutral
Paperminutes - dies

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Holiday Sneak Peak - Watercolored Pine

My Holiday Catalogue preorder is here and I want to show you a CAS card made with one of my favorite stamp sets:
  • Paper: Watercolor CS, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
  • Stamps: THE NEW ONE
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Versamark
  • Tools: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, brush, mister, white embossing powder
Hiding in my Craft Room - KISS
Amusing Challenge - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas goes