Sunday, January 28, 2024

Spellbinders January Stitched Die Club Kit

Hi friends. I've been doing some stitching this weekend and want to pop in to share this card I made using Spellbinders' January Stitching Die Club kit,

How adorable is this kit? This bee is a fun one  to stitch. And, if you're not into stitching, you really could just draw line with fine tip colored marker to create faux stitching. I happened to enjoy stitching, so I went for it. For the body I used double threads and for the wing to create a delicate look, I only use a single thread. Once I am done with all the stitching, I assemble the body and the wings and put aside.  For the background, I die cut the flower stems several times. I estimate where I want to adhere the bee and only added the glue on the body part at this point. This way, I can arrange the flowers all around it. Only once I am happy with all the flower stems placement that I added glue to the bottom wings and foam adhesive to the top wings for extra dimension.

Hope you enjoy today's card.  And, be sure to check out my Instagram account HERE as I posted more cards there than on the blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Cheers....

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Whale In A Bottle

My intention for 2024 is to create more using sets that are brand new to me. They might have been an older sets that were released last year or even 2 years ago, but they're still new to me because I haven't use them. Well, this set here, Spellbinders Whale In A Bottle, I got back in August 2023. 

I remember when I saw this set, I was like I have to have it right away. I can't wait. And yet, it sat on my box of sets to use for months. Whether it's work or other stuff, this set just sat there till this past weekend! I finally get to use it. Yay!

I had so much fun playing with this set. Whale is one of my favorite animal and quite a few of the Instagram account that I follow are whale related accounts. I am so thrilled for the way this card turned out and definitely am planning to create more with this set.

Hope you find some time to create this week. See you next time. Cheers....

Sunday, January 21, 2024

More Hummingbirds

Hi friends. This past couple of weeks, I've been enjoying crafting for the sake of crafting. It's not for any assignment. I find it as quite liberating and I've been making a bunch of cards. On my last post I shared a project using Spellbinders Hummingbird and Lily Dies from Bibi Cameron. Today, I am sharig another card I made using the same set, just changing the color theme and the sentiment.

For the next card, I am using just the lily from the set & paired with this super adorable Memory Box  Layered Hummingbird. I am pretty picky on the kind of bird set that I love and this one just went to the top of my favorite because it's so cute and I can make a bunch of them in short amount of time. 

To finish the card, I used a sentiment from old Papertrey Ink set. And, I am not kidding when I said old, but it's one of those set that I just adore.

Well peeps, that's all for today. We're getting ready for a downpour tomorrow on our neck of the wood and I have a feeling that I'll be spending quite a bit of my time in my craft room. Till next time.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Hummingbird Love

Hi friends. Happy 2024! As we enter this new year, my goal is to spend more time using sets that I purchased but haven't really used. I am sure you all been in my position, where you see sets that you just have to have and then once you get them, they sat in your drawer for the longest time unused. Well, I am challenging myself to change that. At least every 2 weeks, I want to create using set that  is brand new to me. They might be released a year ago or longer, but they still brand new in their package, so, new to me. :)

Not only I find this challenge refreshing, it also give me freedom to just use any sets and combine sets from various different company.

And with that in mind, I want to start this year with this gorgeous Spellbinders Hummingbird and Lily Dies from Bibi Cameron. I love hummingbird and lilies are among my favorite flowers, so when I saw this set, I just had to buy it. And, yep, it sat unopened for the longest time and other new release becomes priority, etc. Well, now I am happy that I actually get to use it!!

I am seriously in love with this set. I actually made 3 cards with this set and will share the others soon. Anyway, with this one, I just die cut everything from white cardstock and then ink blending various inks for the flowers and the bird. Splatter the card base with some gold watercolor and splatter the flower and the bird with some white ink. Finish with sentiment from and old, old set from Papertey Ink.

The way the color come out on the hummingbird makes me happy. So, friends, what do you think of this challenge? Care to play along just for fun? I hope you will and create just for the sake of create. For fun. Not an assignment, just creating because that's something you enjoy. 

May this 2024 be filled with many creative moment and joy for you all. Cheers!!

Thank You Pineapple

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