Sunday, 9 October 2016

A new Christening in the family

Hi There!

This weekend we celebrated the christening of Karen, my eldest niece and her boyfriends' 3 month old daughter.

My family stayed in a summerhouse belonging to the brother of my brother-in-law (my big sisters husband) which is located quite near their summerhouse where we often are. But on this occassion that summerhouse was the residence of the new little family and the families of their siblings, which were the christening party - does this make any sense, or is it only in my head it makes sense?

Well, anyway we were supposed to be at the church at 10.45am this morning, so we arrived a bit early to make sure we were able to get seats, so we could see the ceremony. My big sister was "the official photographer" in the church.

Karen was adorable. She was wearing a christening dress that my big sister had made for her children 34 years ago, and in which my eldest nephew and his little sister - Karens mother - wore at their christenings. Only difference was the colour of the ribbons on the dress. Blue for boy and pink/red for girl. Karens name and date of christening will be embroidered on the dress as their names and christenings dates are.

I've made this Fairy Godmother Sugi card for Karen. The image is from Lacy Sunshine, who has some awesome images and I thought this one was really suitable for the occassion, where you wish the baby all the best in life.

I put a "Wishing you good fortune" sentiment on it and a couple of wands as well. The background paper is also featuring fairies with wands, so it couldn't be more perfect.

But since I'd made special projects for my nephews two daughters, Freyja and Luna, I also wanted to do something special for Karen.

So I made this gorgeous special project for her (if I may say so myself).

I had a good look around on Google for free cliparts and stumbled across this cute baby image. It was already coloured, so all I had to do was find suitable background paper and how to make the image look the best. I think I nailed it pretty well. The image was not enough though, so I decided to make a flower arrangement on both sides of the opening. Only two of the flowers on each side are not home made, but they just looked good with the rest of the flowers.

When opening the card you can see other cliparts that I cut out. On the left side is a teddy bear. there's nothing behind the front image, as I had imagined I'd put a money note there, but I wasn't able to fasten it properly, so I left that space empty and put the note in the other card.

On the center piece, there are two pink and white bows, two bibs, then Karens name in pink gems, An image of a little princess duck sitting on a pillow, a couple of butterflies and a baby turtle. 
on the right side is a larger bib, a pair of pink socks and some baby clothes (don't know what it's called in English). 

On the back of the card I put an image of a rocking hourse. Everything on the card is of course baby pink. The sentiment says Christening, the date and the name of the church. 
The card is held together with a piece of pink ribbon tied in a bow on the front. 

I hope you like my two projects.

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Monday, 3 October 2016

18th Birthday celebration

Hi There,

This weekend I went to Copenhagen to take part in the celebration of my youngest niece and God daughter's 18th birthday. Her birthday was earlier in the week, but it was decided to celebrate it on a weekend, so as much of her family as possible could take part.

Unfortunately for her, her school changed the date for their prom (she's a senior now) to fall on Saturday, when the party was to be held, but in my family we use every opportunity to celebrate and the center of attention doesn't even have to be present. We've done that before with my eldest niece and nephew LOL.

I bought the stamp from Saturated Canary a while back (she's one of the birthday teens) and immediately had my niece in mind. It was a pleasure to to make it for her, and she was really happy to have it. Since she's saving for a drivers license, I added a money note as well to help her get it earlier.

I added the flags (which I made myself and coloured them in matching colours and put them on a yellow thread. Then I put some pearls in three corners and a Birthday sentiment (sorry, I don't recall from which company).

I hope you like her too,

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Old project not shown before

Hi there!

I still have some old projects that I've not shown here on the blog before. And today I'm going to show you the birthday card I gave my big sister last year.

It's "Penny cover eyes" by Make It Crafty. They have so many gorgeous digi stamps, and this one is from a collection, I don't remember which one, I'm afraid.

 I used some very festive backing paper I once bought in Belgium, when I flew down for a craft exhibition where I was going to demonstrate Pergamano together with a lot of my foreign teacher friends.

My host took me shopping to this great shop where things were sooo cheap and the papers were very different from what we can get up here in Denmark, so of course I had to get some.

I don't remember anymore, what gift I got my sister, but it was supposed to be a surprise, hence the sentiment. And I thought the digi was sooo suitable for this. I bet you are also asked to put your hands over your eyes, if somebody wants to present you with a surprise.

I hope you like her, I had much fun colouring her.

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Another Saturated Canary project

Hi there!

The project, I'm going to show you today, was a freebie a while ago in the Saturated Canary Facebook Group which has now been closed (which is sooo sad, as the images are awesome).

It's perfect for small projects, it doesn't take very long to colour her and finally, it's great for experimenting with skin and hair colour combos.

I have a few notebooks aprox. 10 x 10 cm in 4 different colours which I bought on an exhibition once. I felt she was perfect to put on top of the blue one.

Here's a look where you can see, she's on a notebook:

I distressed the edge around her in blue to fit the cover of the notebook and then added a few punched out flowers on opposite corners.

The little stars I've used as the flower centres are from my bow tie die. They work perfectly as centres on the small punched out flowers.

I gave her to one of my friends, with whom I do crafts regularly, when she last visited. Her birthday is coming up soon, so it was a small present instead of a birthday card.

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Saturated Canary card

Hi there,

Today I'll show you a card with a Saturated Canary image (Faces 2 from the bundle Faces).

I've chosen to colour this image as a birthday card to my new boss, who's turning 50 in a couple of weeks. I think she's got other things on her mind than reading my blog, so I dare to show it in here before she gets it.

I had hoped to find a sentiment saying something like "A little bird told me...", which I thought would be perfect for the image, but ended up with a fun sentiment instead.

I've distressed the layers (isn't that when the edges are ruffled?). Do I need to do that on the edges of the card as well? I'm new to this, so I'm a bit uncertain of it.

I've coloured the big yellow/orange flower in the corner. Originally it's beige with brownish petal tops.

The  two blue flowers I made two months ago, when I had nothing else to do but relax and make flowers and melt HAMA pearls for their centre. I made a big glas with about 300 flowers in different colours to last me a while I hope.

The leaves are from my bird punch and the swirls are cut off stems from the big flowers twirled around a tooth pick. There's no need to throw the stems away, when they can be used this way.

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