Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A card in earth tones

Hello there! :) I hope you've been enjoying your week so far. Just a couple of days more and the weekend will be here. Do you have any plans? I think I will be pretty busy with some work stuff, but if I have some free time and if the weather is nice, I hope to go on a short trip somewhere. We'll see. 

Today I want to show you another card that I made.


I coloured the adorable Brittany stamp from Art by MiRan collection that is available and Whimsy stamps store. Isn't she cute?


I coloured her with Promarkers and I added some glitter glue on her flower. I added some glitter glue on the petals of the paper flowers, but it's a bit hard to see in the picture.


The Butterfly border die is from Whimsy too. Lace and ribbon came from Crafty ribbons and all the other embellishments and papers came from my stash.

So much from me today. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Sister act: Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Art by MiRan: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Luscious lace
Loves rubberstamps: Ribbon and/or lace
Wags 'n Whiskers: Use kraft
Inky chicks: Flowers

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pinky pink

Hey hey! How are you doing? Me and my sweetie bought Wii today. We don't really exercise much (especially not me), so I hope this will get us "exercising" at least a little bit. Ok, ok, I know this is still FAR from the real exercise, but I think this is still better than just sitting behind the computer the whole afternoon. Do you have Wii or have you ever played it? If yes, do (did) you like it?

Today I'd like to show you a card that I just made.


I don't think it gets much girlier that this, does it? ;) So much pink, butterflies, flowers and bling. All of my favourite things. He he.


The image is from The greeting farm and I coloured it with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I also added some glitter glue to parts of Anya's dress. The ribbons are all from Crafty ribbons and the other embellishments came from my stash. Papers are from my stash as well. I used dies from Joy crafts, Spellbinders and Whimsy stamps.


Before I go I'd also like totell you about the new "Handmade ribbons" that are available at Crafty ribbons store.


They are awesome and you can find them here,

So much from me today. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Pinky pink
Cute card Thursday: Floral delight
Sweet stampin': Spring flowers
Through the purple haze: Anything goes
As you like it: CAS or fussy (definitely fussy for me)
In the pink: Cute
Simon says (Monday challenge): No rules
Cuttin and stampin: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts: For the girls
Little miss Muffet: Anything goes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

First Christmas card of 2015

Hey, hey! How are you? I hope you've been enjoying your weekend so far. We had a beautiful and a pretty warm (for this time of year) day yesterday so me and my sweetie decided to go on a one-day trip to one of the bigger cities here. It was wonderful!!! I had an amazing time, but I was pretty tired after the whole day of walking around. But it was definitely worth it! :) If tomorrow is not raining we might go to another trip to the other side of the country. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

Today I'm staying in and I finally finished a card I started working on a couple of days ago; I'm a very slow crafter. lol I was inspired by this mood board that was posted on the Stempelglede blog. I chose some colours from the board and used them on my card (white, grey-ish, white, brown-ish and even a touch of pink).

Also, I don't know why, but most of the pictures on the board reminds me of winter and my first association when I think of winter is Christmas. So I went and made a Christmas card - first one this year.


I used the gorgeous angel stamp from Stempelglede. I think it's great for making vintage Christmas cards. I usually make square cards, but I wanted to do something a bit different this time so I made a rectangle card. All of the papers came from my stash. The music notes paper is actually from back in the days when I was still going to music school - and let me tell you, this was maaaaaaaany years ago. Darn, I'm getting old. lol Lace, doily, pins, snowflakes, bling, feathers and bead trims came from my stash. I sprinkeled the edges of the image with frantage.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but this card is really sparkly in real life. Snowflakes are covered with glitters and then there are all the sequins and gems as well.


Those hearts I used at the center of the snowflakes have been in my stash for ages. But I knew they would come handy one day. :)

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Live and love crafts: Hearts (small hearts in the center of snowflakes)
Stempelglede: Inspiration photo
ABC Christmas: D is for die cuts
Papertake weekly: Bingo (die cut, free, glitter)
Love to scrap: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black and white

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm enjoying my day off. :) It's lovely outside so I think I will go for a short walk after lunch - I need to go to the post office anyways.

A new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons and this forthnight we want to see your black and white creations. I have to admit this was a bit out of my comfort zone. While I do like black and white combination, I like a splash a colour with it too. So sticking to only those two colours was pretty hard for me. Luckily at least I had some black and white papers in my stash. I didn't want to make a black and white card, so I decided to make a box in those colours instead. And this is what I came up with.


See gorgeous laces I used on this project? It's from Crafty ribbons. One is Clermont cotton lace and the other one is not in the store yet. So consider this a sneak peek. ;) Flowers, bead string and bling came from my stash. The sentiment in an ornated frame is a gorgeous new stamp from Family forever stamp set that is available at Whimsy store. I covered the sentiment with glitter glue.


I made this butterfly with silicone mold and mod melt.

I can't wait to see your black and white creations - I hope you will come play with us! :)
Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my box to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Any occassion except birthday
Words 2 scrap by: Do something different (I normally don't do black and white creations)
Through the purple haze: Embellish and embellish
Loves rubberstamps: Let it sparkle
Stamping sensations: Anything goes
ABC challenges: D is for die cuts
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Bingo (gems, free, lace)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Whimsy February release day

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps February release BLOG HOP!

The DT  have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 11th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday, February 13th at 12.00pm noon ET.


The adorable image I used on today's card is called Ballerina girl. She looks so happy, doesn't she?She really did look happy to me and I could just imagine her singing la-la-la and dancing around (I have a vivid imagination lol). The sentiment came from the newly released Happy birthday sentiment package.

The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and all the other embellishments and papers came from my stash.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and I added some glitter glue on the girl's hair accessories and on green parts of her dress. The sentiment is covered with glitter glue as well.


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday February 13th.

The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

We hope you've enjoyed this release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Through the purple haze: Use some flowers
A gem of a challenge: Lots of layers
Loves rubberstamps: Show me some red
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Whimsy stamps February release hop - day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
February Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new  Mi Ran Designs, Krista Heij-Barber and Wee stamps.

I'm using Breezy Lea from Mi Ran. I like this image a lot, it's soooooo cute!!


I decided for a bit different colour combination this time - a bit brighter colours for a change. :) I used some papers that I had in my stash pir a long, long time. And the buttons, flowers, brads, doily and metal embellishments came from my stash as well.

I used Promarkers to colour the image.


The butterflies were made with my punch and the blue decorative border was made with my punch as well.


As you can see there is quite a lot of layers on this card. ;)


RIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.


Maya Go - you are here

See you again tomorrow for our third day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cutie pie: Cute with delightful doilies
Incy Wincy designs: Use a punch or die cut
Bunny Zoe's crafts: For the girls
Crafty calendar: Anything goes
Pile it on: Use a bow
Bizzy Bec's: Anything goes

Monday, February 9, 2015

Whimsy February release hop - day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our ...
February Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4*BRAND NEW* dies/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn stamps and dies being released this month.

I'm showing you the card I made with the adorable Dinner date stamp from Time for tea designs. And the sentiment is from a newly released Happy birthday sentiment package.


She's a cutie, isn't she? And she could be used for sooooo many different occassions. :) I coloured her with distress inks.


As you can see I used lots of flowers and other embellishments (doily, pearls and pearl string) on my card. They all came from my stash. And so did the papers. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with Anna Griffin's border embossing folder and the butterfly border was made with Whimsy's butterfly border die.


I raised the sentiment on foam pads so it gives the card some dimension.



PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.


Maya Go - you are here

See you again tomorrow for our second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! :)


I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says (Wednesday challenge): All things bright and beautiful
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Sister act: Anything goes
Crafting by designs: Anything goes
Seize the birthday: Anything goes
Die cut diva's: Words, quotes and sentiments
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes
The crafter's cafe: Birthday card
AnMa Creatief: Festive