Wedding Album – Part One

Hey y’all!
How’s it? Hope you had a nice Easter holiday!

I’m just stopping by today to show you some photos of an album I made for a friend’s wedding but never got around to showing you.
So here it is, heavily inspired by the great Tara Anderson and her wedding album.

First off, the cover:

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It’s a japanese binding; the chipboard was covered in Heather Bailey Fabric and my favourite Maya Road ribbon was stitched to the backside so as to be able to close it in the front with a bow.

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I included 20 layouts, all embellished and then sorted, glued together back-to-back, punched and bound into the album.

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The papers are mixed –  some old, some new – Crate, October Afternoon, Sassafras, ILS, Basic Grey, Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye and Pink Paislee.

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As you can see, the general color scheme is white/pink/yellow/black and silver.

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To keep the look consistent, I continually used silver sequins, splatters, flag/ banner shapes, butterfly stamps, old French newspaper, four types of washi, doilies, tickets, tags flowers and twine.

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Different kinds of glue/dimensionals as well as stitching and mini staples were added to attach the embellishments.

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Okay, and that’s it from me today, I hope you enjoyed and come back for the second part of the album next week.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the comments form below :)

See ya!
Nina

Colours of the wind

Boo!
Ha, you should see your face. Didn’t expect me here, right? ^^

Yes, I’m still alive – as all of you who know me in real life (so all of you, hi Mom) will know.
My laptop was on the fritz and it’s my only device with an SD slot (also, I’ve gotten really lazy with taking pictures of the stuff I make, sry).

So anyway, a card:
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Sorry if the pic is blurry, my camera refused to cooperate.
I used some Mr. Hueys, Kesi Art Die Cut (got a Big Shot for Christmas, yay!) and Avery Elle Sequins. The paper is from a Crate Pretty Party 6×6 pad.

In the meantime, we’ve moved and some weeks ago, we filled the planters on our balcony with pretty spring flowers (thanks, Mom!), look:

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The balcony looks much nicer now, not as naked anymore!

And two more cards for the way:
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To the left, a baby card for a colleague using some PTI Cardstock (Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow), some more of that Pretty Party paper, Garn&Mehr bakers twine, Hero Arts Envelope Background stamp in Staz-on Stone Grey, a doily and a sticker by Crate Paper. The right card is slightly more simple with OA and Dear Lizzy Paper, a stamp by Kristina Werner for SimonSaysStamp as well as a dainty silk bow (PTI) for the newlyweds.

Okay, time to take the cake out of the oven (making whoopie pies, I hope they’ll turn out!), see ya!
Nina

P.S. Title taken from one of the songs catering to my current Disney obsession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvvZ1TEQRB8
You gotta pay attention to the lyrics!

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November Cozies

Hey everyone :)
So it’s turned November, huh?
Winter is not quite here yet, though I can hear its steps in the distance.
You might be surprised to hear that I took up crocheting and the first project I made is this little baby hat for a friend of mine whose daughter is now three months old:

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To say the least, I was pretty stoked about how it turned out –  after all, it’s the first cohesive “thing” I’ve ever crocheted. Ask Nico, Ngawini or Daniela – I had to take it literally everywhere I went to show everyone my awesome new skills ^^

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And it was only made due to this a-ha-wesome tutorial by the Hooked on Needles blog, a little friend who showed me her crochet skills and the fact that I had all the material at home.

Have a lovely evening and make sure to listen in to this beautiful song:

Passenger — Holes – MyVideo

And I know it’s a long shot, but it’s working out so far

Hey peeps,

how’s it? In my absence from the old blog I’ve been crafting every so often – it is challenging to find a) the time and b) the space for it though, since my business paperwork and such seems to be taking over not only my office/crafting space but also half the apartment if I’m not careful.

So in between I’ve managed to make the odd card or even mini album to give away for a special occasion (so many new moms out there, wow!):

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IMG_9431-001The next ones are just-because or to celebrate someone’s new job :)

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IMG_8066I’ve been on a bit of a watercolor/sequins trip lately, so here’s another one:

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I’m gonna show you the mini albums another time (hope it won’t again take so long, but job’s always first, sorry).

Oookay, dinner’s ready, gotta go! If you have any questions, let me know. See ya!

P.S. The title stems from this awesome song by Allen Stone:

Ein kleines Dankeschön

Hey peeps,

just a quick one today: A friend asked me to make her a manly Thank-You card this afternoon, so I whipped up this little number:

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It uses my brand-spankin’ new “Dankeschön” stamp by BastisRIKE plus a banner cut out with my silhouette, some washi, Mr. Hueys in Dark Calico and Mint Julep, a leaf cut out of Benzie Bazaar felt (thanks, Angy!) and a woodgrain-embossed cardbase (thanks, Dana!). I found it really hard not to use any bows, glitter or pink ^^ And that sums it up.

Have a lovely week!

 

Darling, we all do.

Surprisingly enough, I did in fact not fall off the face of the earth. I’ve just been way busy with mundane stuff like making a living, you know? So at the moment I don’t get crafty a lot, but when I do, I can sometimes not be bothered to wait until there’s daylight to photograph my creation – but this time I did! And so, please meet two new cards:

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Hope you’re having a great week!

Nina

P.S. Title from this lovely song by Brooke Fraser.

Nachlese Xmas 2012

Hey peeps,

a Happy New Year to everyone of you!

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In case you were wondering – I’m still alive and well, it’s just that the holidays, a vacation and that whole being-self-employed thing can take up quite a lot of time. Also, in December I have posted some things in forums as opposed to my blog which added to my blogging hiatus.

So, without further ado, I’d like to show you some of the Christmas cards I made – hope you’re not too tired of looking at Christmas-related stuff :)

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This year’s go-to card design – very flat and mailable, yet with trendy elements like sewing, washi tape and glitter splatters.

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IMG_6250-002Unfortunately, this lovely number apparently didn’t make it to its destination…

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IMG_6242-001And that would have been the card for my (celebrity superstar ;)) friend Dana, if the Swiss post would have bothered to deliver it to her… *insert grumpy face*

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I did hop onto the bandwagon of December Dailies in 2012 and since mine is not even halfway finished, here’s a sneak peek of the cover :)

What do you think? Any favourites among these?

Thanks for looking and see you soon!

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