Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Numbers

Hey hey! I'm here today with my second GDT post for the ABC challenge blog. This time the challenge is "N for numbers". I was thinking about making a card for a special birthday (you know, like 50, 60 ...), but then I cahenged my mind. So I used some metal Prima numbers to decorate the card instead.


I used some leftover pieces of daisy d's paper and some cream, white and grey cardstock on this card. I made the big (pinkish - sort of) flowers myself using the TH tattered florals die, white cardstock, homemade spray and some flower stems for the center. Other flowers came from my stash and so did doily, pearls and all the metal embellishments. Butterflies were part of the Nature collage kit by Artsy collage - I just fussy cut them and covered them with glitter glue. The circle die cut was embossed with Anna Griffin's embossing folder.

I hope you'll come play with us!
Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Card mania: Anything goes
Sister act: Anything goes
Creative card crew: Die cuts

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New challenge at Crafty ribbons

Hello everybody! This will be a very short post. I don't have any crafty creations to show you, but I want to tell you about the new challenge that started at Crafty ribbons challenge blog today. The theme for this forthnight is "bicycle + ribbon". You can use a bicycle embellishment, a bicycle stamp, a bicycle die cut ... Anything really, as long as we can see a bicycle. And don't forget to also add some ribbon.

Ali and Tony from the Crafty ribbons store are offering this amazing prize to the lucky winner ...


Just look at all these ribbons. Aren't they gorgeous?! To be in the chance to win them just enter our callenge. :)

I hope you will play with us!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Autumn happiness

Hello my crafty friends! How are you doing? We are melting here. It's soooooo hot!!! Even though we have all the windows (and curtains) closed it's still around 28 degrees Celsius in here during the day. So just imagine the heat outside (it's around 37 degrees)! Trust me, you don't want to leave the apartment unless it's *really* necessary. It's supposed to cool down a little bit over the next couple of days, but not for long. Next week should be hot, hot, hot again. *sigh* 

I haven't been doing much crafting lately - I think even my mojo needs a break from all the heat - but I can show you a gift bag I made a (short) while back, but haven't posted it on the blog yet.


I decorated this bag with different papers from my stash. As you can see I did a lot of stitching too - all by hand (took me forever!!). Doily, lace, pearls, flowers and buttons all came from my stash. Image is from Whimsy stamps and is called Autumn happiness.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. Small butterflies were made with my craft punch.


Ok, so this is it for today. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunny days! xx

I would like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Stamping sensations: Feature a creature
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Loves rubberstamps: Anything goes
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Magnolia, but a bit differently ...

Hello everybody! Can you believe it's July already? Goodness, time's flaying by so quickly! Have you got any summer holidays planned? We will be going away for a week (to the sea - yay! :D) and I'm really looking forward to that. 

So, I was invited to be a guest designer at ABC challenge blog and the theme of the challenge that just started is "M for Magnolia". Not difficult, right? But you can make it complicated if you want - like I did. I do have several Magnolia images, but did I use any of them? No, of course not. Why take the easy way? *sigh* My card is a bit differently from what you might expect. Here's what it looks like ...


You're probably thinking "What on earth has this card to do with Magnolia?!". Well, believe it or not, it actually does. I actually used 3 different Magnolia products on this card. First, the design paper is from Magnolia (it's called Butterfly dreams), then I used Magnolia die (vintage mistletoe) for the leaves and those crystals are from Knick Knackery's (vintage diamonds and pearls by Magnolia) as well. See, told you my card does fit the challenge, even though there are no Tilda or Edwin. ;)

The little birdie was stamped on a piece of white cardstock and then I cut it out with my scissors and covered it with gloss gel. Flowers, lace and pearl trim came from my stash.

I hope you will come play with us. I can't wait to see your Magnolia creations. :)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Take your pick (I chose product theme - pearls)
Die cuttin' divas: Anything goes
Sparkles monthly challenges: Vintage or shabby chic
Simon says stamp (Monday challenge): Summer (I was inspired by nature in the summer - everything is green, birds are singing, flowers are blooming ...)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dream

Hello there my friends! How is your weekend? I've been enjoying it so far. I've managed to finish 2 cards so far. Must be a new record for me. lol I will show you one today, but you'll have to wait a couple of days to see the other one.

The one I'm about to show you is another CAS card. I played around with TH honeycomb stencil and distress inks and here's the result.


After the design was already stenciled I sprayed some water over it. Then I just added some sequins and a dream diecut that I cut with Whimsy's large word die.

It's a very, very simple card, but it feels good making some of those for a change.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Ladybug crafts: Use your dies
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Anything goes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mixed media journal cover

Hello everybody! How are you? I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you managed to sneak into your craftroom for a bit and do some crafting as well. I went on a short trip on Saturday and on Sunday I just stayed inside and relax a bit. It was nice.

I've been wanting to try some mixed media for a while now, but haven't really had the courage to actually do it. But the other day I spent quite some time on YouTube checking tutorials and technique videos and that gave me the boost I needed to go and make my first mixed media journal cover. 


I know I still have lots of learning to do, but I'm actually happy with how this turned out the photo doesn't do the cover justice *sigh*). It started as a plain kraft notebook. I removed the covers and painted them with gesso. Then I covered the covers with the gorgeous paper from Maja design. After that was done I started adding embellishments to the page and once I was happy with the look I glued everything down. As you can see I used pearls, buttons, Prima metal embellishments, chipboard, die cuts, lace and lace. Those butterflies were made with the silicone mold, Aren't they great? At the top and bottom right corner I also did some stenciling with Tim Holtz's harlequin stencil. For stenciling I used homemade texture paste


So, what do you think about this journal cover? Do you like it? I soooo enjoyed doing this project. it was messy (you should have seen my craft corner *eeek*), but hey, that's the fun part. lol I'll be definitely making more mixed media project. Hopefully MANY more. I just need to invest in some sprays, paint and chipboard embellishments.

I would like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Live and love crafts: In the garden
Frilly and funkie: It's summer
Craft-alnica: Karkoli samo voščilnice ne
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Favourite colour combo + any dies that SL sells (I used Spellbinders and Sizzix dies)
Vintage utfording: Flowers
Noor design: Here comes summer
Country view challenges: Shabby chic
Love to create: Anything mixed media

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Baby chicken for baby boy

Hey, hey! Phew, what a busy 2 weeks are behind me. This time is usually the craziest at my work and this year was no different. But with the start of new week things should calm down a bit. hopefully then I will have more time to visit you all.

I have a baby boy card to show you today. I made it with the sweet Little one stamp from Whimsy stamps.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. 

And here's what the whole card looks like.


I used some leftover scraps of papers from my stash and I did some stitching on this card again. I also used some ribbons, pearls, doily and brads for the corners. The button-like dies are from Whimsy's button die set.

So, this is it from me for now. Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: Nekaj novega, nekaj starega (nova štampiljka, vse ostalo je staro)
Allsorts: Use a stamp
Loves rubberstamps: Masculine theme 
Love to scrap: Anything goes
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Sister act: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Sweet stampin': Bingo (pearls, die cut, brown)