Thursday, January 29, 2015

Something CAS for a change

Hello! :) Can you believe we are in the last days on January?? Where did this month go?! O.o 

You know what comes with Fabruary, right? Valentine's day! :) A day on which you can eat lots of chocolate without feeling guilty (I mean, it would be just rude not to eat that yummy chocolate you get from your hubby/bf, right?). He he. My sweetie loves chocolate and that's why I'm giving him (one of) his favourite chocolate bars for Valentine's this year. He will get his chocolate neatly packed in a decorated paper bag that I just made. It's a very simple one (faaaar from my usual style), but you can't really decorate men's gift with lots of flowers and butterflies etc., can you?

So, here's what I made ...

See, I told you it's very, very CAS. I wanted the sentiment to be in the center of attention on this bag. The sentiment "love" is a new die from Whimsy stamps - you can buy it here. I die cut the sentiment from the white cardstock which I then embossed and glued on top of the red cardstock. I made sure I didn't lose any of the small parts of the die cut sentiment so I could spell the word love as it's supposed to look. Then I just added two small heart shaped crystals and some  heart ribbon from Crafty riboons to decorate the front.

This is how the back looks like. As you can see I kept that very simple as well. I just used used 2 brads and some twine to make a closure and ome corner die cuts that I cut with Whimy corner dies set. The decorative border was made with my border punch.

Have you started working on your Valentine's day projects yet?

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Time out: Valentines day with the optional twist of hearts
Simon says (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Addicted to stamps: Clean and simple
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Hearts
Pile it on: Hearts and/or flowers
Love to create: Lace or ribbon, pearls or gems + favourite Valentine's colours (red)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A perfect day

Hey hey! :) Have you been enjoying your weekend? I sure have, but it's been coming to an end way too quickly. But it's the say every week, isn't it? 

A short while ago I bought an animal class from Alyce at Kit and Clowder, but I didn't have many of the markers I needed so yesterday I did some serious shopping; I bought quite some markers so now I can actually start practicing. Can't wait! :) I've already put some of those markers to use - though not for colouring animals. But for colouring Anya from The greeting farm. :) I really like this image and therefore I made another card with it.

I coloured the image with Promarkers. I think this was the first time I coloured the black hair with markers. I know I still need A LOT of practice (and probably another marker or 2), but for the first time I don't think it was THAT bad. 

Not really a typical card for me. I'm always scared of using black on my cards/creations, but Rosemary and Stephanie totally rock this (and I LOVE their creations!), so I decided to give it a try too. Thank you so much ladies for inspiring me and for making me step out of my comfort zone! :)

The gorgeous papers came from Prima Romance novel paper pad.The sentiment and the tags I used on my card also hace from the same paper pad - I cut those out with my scissors.

I used so many different embellishments on my card - everything from buttons, brads, flowers, doily, paper clip, pearls and sequins to ribbon. :) Here's a closer look of the flowers and the buttons (that "snail house" is a button as well).

All of those embellishments came from my stash. 

I raised the image and the sentiment on foam pads to give the card some dimension.

So much from me today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and don't work too hard at work tomorrow. ;)
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Get wordy
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Fab'n'funky: Button it
C.R.A.F.T.: Recycling (the black buttons I used on my card came from old/used clothes)
ABC challenges: B is for buttons and bows
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes + option Happy birthday
Scrapy Land: Spots and dots + any brand of dies that SL sells (I used Spellbinders dies)
Papertake weekly: Get in shape

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Anything but a card

Good morning on this cloudy Thursday. :) I hope you have more sun where you live. We're in winter right now, but somehow it feels more like autumn - lots of rain (no snow, rain!!! :S), boring gray days, autumn temperatures ... Not my favourite type of weather. But enough about the weather. Let's rather talk about crafty things. ;)

A new challenge started at Crafty ribbons blog today and the theme is "anything but a card". At first I thought I would either make a box or alter a Pringles can, but then I changed my mind and made another gift bag instead.

Before I show you the bag I want to tell you that Ali put some gorgeous new ribbons (I personally loooove the new music ribbons!) to the store and in a day or two she will also add lace. Lots and lots of gorgeous lace. I LOVE lace!! :D Some are already in the store, but there are more to come. ;) Here are some sneak peeks ...

 So hop to the store and check out what else is new. :)

Now to my gift bag ...

For a change I didn't use a cute image on my project. ;) But I did use a butterfly. lol This butterfly is a clear stamp from CTMH and I just love it. I stamped the butterfly on a white cardstock and then cut it out with my scissors and craft knife. I sprinkled some frantage on the butterfly's wings - I hope you can see how sparkly it is. :D

I used a piece of paper that has been in my stash for like forever. Flowers, doily, pearls and bling are from my stash as well. I added some glitter glue to the flowers. The little bows came from my stash too. I sewed a small golden bead to the center of each bow. I used 3 different ribbons on this project. They are all from Crafty ribbons. You can find the white sheer ribbon here, the white grosgrain ribbon here and the butterfly ribbon here

So much from me today. I hope you will join our challenge. I'd love to see what you come up with. :)
Have a great day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Dream valley: Anything goes
Love to scrap: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Pretty pearls
Crafty boots: Butterflies
Emerald faeries: It's all about the bling
Bastel - Traum: Anything goes
Scrap and craft: Anything goes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Swishy skirt

Hey, hey! :) How are you? I'm looking forward to the weekend, because the last couple of days have been pretty hectic. It's a good thing we are already at the middle of the week. :)

Today I would like to show you a gift bag that I made with one of the newly released images from the Whimsy stamps store. She's called "Swishy skirt" and she's from the "Time for tea" collection. 

Isn't she cute? And so versatile! I love this image. :) She's coloured with distress inks. 

The papers I used all came from my stash and so did the brown ribbon, doily and flowers. The white ribbon in from Crafty ribbons. Thse patterned flowers are actually dimensional stickers that I've had in my stash for a long, long time. But I knew they would come in handy one day. He he. ;)

I hope you like my creation and that you'll enjoy the rest of the week!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Jo's scrap shack: Anything goes
Penny's paper crafty challenge blog: Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes
Craft stamper: Take a stamp
Crafty creations: Something old, something new (the stamp is new, everything else is old)
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Craft creations: Anything goes
Dl.Art: Anything goes
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps: Anything goes

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Who wants a cupcake?

Hey, hey! :) How are you? I've been having a veeeery lazy weekend. It was raining cats and dogs yesterday and it was a really sleepy day so I decided to use that day to do some crafting. And here's what I came up with ...

I had a few sheets of the gorgeous Prima Tea Thyme paper pad left and I decided to make a card with them, I used the adorable double cupcake Anya as my main image. She's coloured with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils (for shading) and I also used some glitter glue on parts of her dress and on the cupcakes. The white circle die cut behind Anya was embossed with Craft Concepts' embossing folder.

I used a lot of pearls and flowers to embellish my card, along with doilies, ribbon and lace. And some butterflies - of course. :P All of my favourite things. ;)

I raised Anya on foam pads to give the card some dimension.

It was nice to make a card "just because".

Enjoy the rest of the Sunday!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Die-alicious (use a minumum of 2 die cuts on your project - I used 3 :))
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Anything goes using any brand of dies Scrapy Land sells (I used 3 different Spellbinders dies)
Inky chicks: Anything goes
Allsorts: Spring flowers
Creative inspirations: Anything goes with optional sketch
The paper shelter: Punches and/or dies (I used both)
Creative fingers: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Colour challenge - pink (I used pink paper and some pink flowers - if this doesn't count feel free to remove my entry :))
Kit and Clowder: Anything goes

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Whimsy January release hop - day 3

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps January 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 January 14th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday, January 16th at 12.00pm noon ET.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Maya Gomboc - you are here

For the card I made today I used 3 different stamps from the new release that is now available at the Whimsy stamp store

As the main image I used the sweet Peas in pod stamp and I did the colouring with Promarkers. The sentiment and those hearts are from the newly released sentiment set To have and to hold. I cut the sentiment and heart out with my scissors. I covered the hearts with glitter glue to add some sparkle to the card. ;) Ribbon, lace and pearls came from my stash. I didn't use any design papers on my card. Just white and green cardstock. I did however embossed the white cardstock to make the paper more interesting (I used 3 different embossing folders on my card). 

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 January 16th.

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 my card to the following challenges:
Corrosive challenges: Shiny and new
Papertake weekly: It's all new (new stamps)
Wags 'n Whiskers: Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers: Something old, something new (new stamps, old embellishments)
Stamping sensations: Dies and punches
Crafty calendar: What's new? (new stamps)
The crafting cafe: Lots of layers
Craft-alnica: Nov zańćetek
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Whimsy January release hop - day 2

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 1 *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 and Krista Heij-Barber stamps.

I'm using Love buzz from Mi Ran. She's adorable, isn't she?

I coloured the image with distress inks and I added glitter glue on the wings. All of the embellishments I used on my card came from my stash and the papers are from Authentique. Do you see the small butterflies that I used on my card? They were cut with Whimsy butterfly border die.

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 Gomboc - you are here

See you again tomorrow for our release day hop.

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

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cute card Thursday: What's new (new stamp)
Craft creations: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Cards und more: Use a doily
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes