Clean and Simple

How many times were you thinking of creating something handmade but couldn't because of the so limited free time we all have during the day? Sometimes crafting may become really challenging and exhausting and that's why I love clean and simple projects. Such projects can turnaround your mood and brighten someones day or even yours :)))
So enough chatting and how about clean and simple card for today? ^.^

*Start by cutting some patterned paper, one piece is going to be our card's base and the other will be used on top of the card (so naturally you would like it to be a bit smaller in order to create a nice and clean border )

regarding the card dimensions: frankly speaking I never think about such things and just go more instinctively and according to the composition I'm planning to have, in other words any size that suits you is fine, don't forget that our main goal here is to have some relaxing and creative time ^.^

*The second step is to fold the bigger piece of paper in half (scoring boards are the best for this job).
The smaller one we are going to use with new Tim Holtz thinlits die, so we'll end with piece of paper with heart shape opening and intricate sketchy heart die cut
*To finish the project all you need is to adhere the paper with heart shape opening over the base of a card with some 3D squares or foam tape to add dimension to your card. I glued the heart inside the opening as you can see and added some stickers from Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow collection. And that's all ^.^

P.S. Thank you for stopping by ^.^ Hope you had creative and relaxing time

                             Created especially for Memories Trend 

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Eileen Hull and Stampendous Artist Trading Block hop


Hello everyone. This is the last day of an unbelievably creative team up of an Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team and Stampendous for Artist Trading Block Hop. What a wonderful and inspiring journey has it been! So many stunning creations, tons of inspiration and fresh ideas!!! As a member of an Inspiration Team I'm here today to share with you Artist Trading Blocks I created for the hop with Eileen Hull blocks dies and Stampendous stamps.

the recipe for this block is quite simple ^.^  For the background I used Tim Holtz craft resist paper and some Distress paints, and of course a bit of edge distressing with ink always will give you more dimension and richer colors ^.^
After that all you have to do is stamp stamp and stamp ^.^ In my case I also did some fussy cutting of the stamped images for some 3D details

for the finishing touch I also did a bit of faux rust here and there with distress embossing powder

P.S. thank you for stopping by and don't forget to comment because this time we have prizes!!! ^.^
      We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes!!!
If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

the comment deadline Sunday, March 8th

In case you missed any part of the Block Hop you can get caught up by clicking the links below:

Monday's Links
Tuesday's Links 
Wednesday's Links
Thursday's Links
Friday's Link

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Projects to love

This month's Art with Heart challenge is "Projects to love", that's why I would like to share with you simple project idea that I always loved but haven't had any chance to make it myself ^.^ How about some flowery ice cream? ^.^

to make this lovely ice cream full of flowers you are going to need Eileen Hull's Cake Slice XL die and Borders & Hydrangeas die

first I cut the top of a cake slice (you'll need 3 or more pieces, depending on a size of a Styrofoam ball you want to use for your flowers)
after that you'll need to decide if you want the doily edges to be outside or inside the cone (I chose outside ), after that start gluing the sides accordingly. I had 4 pieces,I glued them in pairs for so it would be easier to embellish them with some paper first.
To achieve the faux waffle texture of a cone I used some colored cardstock, scored it with my scoring board, cut it with cake slice die and then applied distress ink directly from the box swiping over the score lines

 before gluing the cone pairs together I adhered the cardstock

as we wait for our "waffle" cone to adhere, we can make out "ice cream" flower balls ^.^
just cut as many as you need, and use some pins to attach them to Styrofoam ball 

for the finishing touch I dabbed some white distress paint over the flowers

P.S. thank you for stopping by ^.^ wish you crafty inspiration and happy crafting