Sofa so good

Yesterday I finally covered the lower part of my couch with the new fabric I bought. It’s striped, so it took quite some time to get everything straight and stapled – but! It’s finished and it looks so cool! I’ve had my old sofa for… oh ages and the pattern was so “90s” (ugh!). Now I just need to figure out how my new / old sewing machine works, then I can finish sewing the upper cover and voilà – my couch will be as good as new! I’ll share a picture when everything’s done 🙂

Now lookit what I got in the mail today…

sweet kawaii

Say “awwwwwwwww” 😉
These are from My Cute Stamps and I think they’re indeed irresistibly cute! Those were also what I had in mind when I made the following card:

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The base is Basic Grey “Two Scoops – Very Berry Sundae”, the cherries are from SU!s Tart & Tangy Set. I inked them up with Real Red and Old Olive markers, stamped them in a random pattern and used glue and Dazzling Diamonds to make them sparkle. My SU! Scallop punch took a bite out of the top right corner (5 out of the top layer, 4 out of the bottom layer to give it some 3D effect). The chipboard letters are Basic Grey as well and the ribbon bow is Stampin’ Up!.

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Notice the Hello Kitty popsicle stick? Yep, I had Hello Kitty ice cream that day, then decided that the stick was too cute to simply throw it away. So I thoroughly cleaned it, let it dry and in the meantime made the card 🙂 Whaddya think?

Have a great, sunny day!

P.S. Just to give credit: Popsicle cards were around everywhere last summer, my source of inspiration was Lynn Larson. I stumbled upon the “Sweet Kawaii” set because of the hilarious Krystie Lee and her adorable samples using the set: for example this card, that card and the onesie. She’s super talented, no?

Handmade

To give you some more pleasant pictures than the ones I posted earlier today, here are some pretty cards I made in the last days:

That’s one I made really quickly, using the ideas of this card by Andrea Walford.

Supplies:

SU Priceless Stamp Set, Saying by Inkadinkado
Sky Blue Card, SU Polka Dot Designer Paper, Wasabi Green CS,
White Linen Paper, White CS
Versamark Cyan Ink, Versamark Black Onyx Ink
Brads and Metal Accent from SU Hodgepodge Hardware Silver
Scallop Scissors, Needle

This card was inspired by the Gift Card Holder from Andrea Walfords Tutorial. I love the little ladybugs, they’re so cute! If anyone is looking for the supplies list, let me know by posting a comment and I’ll get back to you.

This is a card I made for my mom because she wasn’t feeling so well. I guess the cutesy apples and colours cheered her up 🙂 I made it with my beloved Tart & Tangy Mini Stamp Set and the layout ideas from… Andrea Walford! (NOOOO I hear you scream in amazement)

Now last but not least the famous popsicle card I made for my brothers birthday:

This is an idea perfect for the Tart & Tangy Stamps, CASEd from Lynn Larson. It looks great in person and is such a fun card, easy to make and absolutely lovely looking.

Now that was the first series of my leisure time activities photos, I hope you enjoyed them!