Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Earth has music

Happy April Fool's day! :D Be careful who you trust today. Call me boring, but I don't really like April fool's day pranks. I don't do them and I am extremly happy if I manage to get away from being pranked as well.

So, trust me I'm telling the truth when I say I have a new card to show you. ;) I was asked to be a guest designer at Words 2 scrap by challenge and I gladly accepted. Those ladies are very nice and I am grateful they let me join them for this challenge. :) The theme of the challenge is "The Earth Has Music" and to be honest I wasn't really sure what to make when I saw the theme. But then I remembered I still had that beautiful birdie picture somewhere and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. And here's what I came up with ...

Now, isn't this birdie beautiful? I've had it in my stash for ages (and I can't for the life of me remember where I got it), but I don't often use pre-coloured images on my creations, so it was sitting in my drawer for a looong time. But I just knew that one day it would come handy. ;) 

I used some beautiful papers from Magnolia and Authentique and I embellished the card with pearls, doily, flowers, gems and ribbon from Crafty ribbons. The music notes were stamped with Kaisercraft stamp. Embossing was done with Cuttlebug's Swiss dots embossing folder and die-cutting was done with Spellbinders dies.

Have a beautiful sunny day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Crop Stop: Linky party #2 (product from the store is Cuttlebug's embossing folder)
Die cut divas: In the garden
Creative inspirations: Anything goes + option of a sketch
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Spring colours
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Deep ocean: Easter/spring

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Skunk with rose

Hey hey! How are you? I've been pretty busy over the last 3 days, but today it was a little bit better. In the afternoon my brother came to visit and we had a long chat and we played some Wii. Of course my sweetie also participated in those activitiea. We were like big kids. lol 

In the morning I finally managed to finish a card that I was working on since last week. 

Lots of flowers and butterflies on this card again. :) I've all the papers and all the embellishments I used on this card in my stash for a while. I embossed the white oval with Cuttlebug's embossing folder. The butterflies were cut from a Whimsy butterfly border die.

The image I used on my card is called Skunk with rose and is available at Whimsy stamps store.

Isn't he a cutie? I did the colouring with distress inks.

See you again tomorrow! ;) Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Take your pick (I chose product theme: anything oval)
Crafter's cafe: Spring flowers
As you like it: Lines or no lines technique (lines for me, because I prefer the look)
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Through the purple haze: Anything goes
Sister act: Anything goes
Allsorts: Feature the creature
Pile it on: Easter/spring
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes

Friday, March 27, 2015

Altered egg carton box

Good morning my crafty friends! :) Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. :) I will have to do some paperwork for my job, but I'm planning to do some crafting too. The weather is yucky (rain and more rain) so I'm not even tempted to go outside. And rain gives me a good excuse to stay in my craft room. He he. :D

Today I have something a bit different to show you. You know those "must try" and/or "must make one day" lists most of us have? Well, mine is veeeery long and I decided it was high time I start crossing some things off it. So today I'm going to show you something I've been wanting to do for a while, but for some reason kept postponing it. But I finally did it. I was going for a shabby chic look and I used this picture from the Live and love crafts blog as an inspiration.

So ... Here's my very first altered egg carton box.

I made this for a friend of mine and I know she loves pink and flowers so I used lots of those on my box. I hope she will like it!

The box was originally kind of greyish colour so the first thing I did was painting the whole box with two coats of gesso. And then I went decorating. All around the box I glued this gorgeous pink box pleated satin ribbon, a pearl string and a flower trim.

To decorate the top I used a lot of flowers from different brands, some more of those crochet embellishments that I had in my stash, some beads, a doily and a big butterfly.

And this is what the inside of the box looks like. As you can see I used another (smaller) doily and some more flowers, butterflies, beads and crochet embellishments to decorate the inside.

I also made a video of this box. Check it out if you want.

And that's it from me today. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the weekend! xx

I would like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Live and love crafts: Photo inspiration
Craft-alnica: Krila
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Spring colours
Frilly and funkie: Put a ribbon on it
AnMa Creatief: Spring/Easter
Deep ocean: Easter/Spring
Creative inspirations: Feathered friends/Animals
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Free hugs

Hello my crafty friends! How are you? I'm having a pretty busy time at work at the moment, but I'm fine otherwise. I have been quite busy crafting lately, but you'll have to wait a bit to see what I made. For now I'm only showing you one card ...

So, who wants to hug this little fella? I know I do. :D Isn't he just too cute? This image is called Free hugs and is available at Whimy stamps store.

I coloured the image with Promarkers. The circle behind the image was embossed with Mpress embossing folder.

All of the embellishments I used on my card came from my stash. The papers are from Authentique and Prima.

I hope your week has been good so far and that the rest of the week is even better. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Hiding in my craft room: Embossing
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Love to scrap: Anything goes
The corrosive challenge blog: Our animal friends
Papertake weekly: A cut above
The paper shelter: Blooming
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Good morning my crafty friends! Are you ready for spring? I sure am. I wish for more beautiful days like the one we have today. It's sunny and pretty warm. Just the way I like it. :)

My card is related to spring as well. :) I used the soft pastel colours, flowers and the super cute image that is called "Springtime" and is available at Whimsy stamps. I made this card for the new challenge that just started at Crafty ribbons blog. The theme is "anything goes" so you have no excuse not to participate. ;)

So, what do you think, doesn't this card just scream "spring"? ;) The papers I used a from different companies, because I used many of those left-over scraps. Flowers, doily, pearls and crystals came from my stash as well. The ribbons all came from Crafty ribbons. I used 25 mm wedding satin ribbon and 2 different ribbons from the pink ribbon pack.

I coloured the image with distress inks. It's heard to see in the picture, but I added glitter glue on all the flowers too. And for the center of the flowers I used teeny tiny pearls.

This is all from me today. I can't wait to see what you will create! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers: Ready for spring
Allsorts: Flowers and pearls
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Spring and/or Easter (I chose spring) + any brand of dies that SL sells (I used Spellbinders dies)
The paper shelter: Spring delights
Little miss Muffet: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Spring Pinterest inspiration
Penny black and more: Blossoms and bows

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Green for luck

Hello everybody! Are you enjoying your weekend so far? I'm having a lazy day. I did some crafting in the morning and in the afternoon I made a raspberry pie. Yum, yum! I love pies and this one is my favourite - along with the blueberry one. And with strawberry one being close second. And not to even mention the apple one ... Told you, I love pies. ;) And the big plus is that they are super easy to make - at least the recipe I have is super easy - and you can't go wrong with it. :)

But I won't show you a pie that I made. I'll rather show you the card. It's a little bit different than my other cards. Why? Look and you'll see. ;)

It's green - compleately green. Definitely not the colour I would use often on my creations. But it was nice to step out of my comfort zone and make something a bit different for a change. I used papers from Kaisercraft, Authentique and JB. The flowers, doilies and pearls came from my stash. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons. For the center of my flowers I used gold brads.

This image is called Flutter Anya. Isn't she cute? I coloured her with Promarkers and I did some shading with my pencils. I covered the wings with glitter glue.

That's it for me today. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Loves rubberstamps: 3 shades of green
The greeting farm: Green and white
As you like it: Rubber or digi (definitely rubber for me, because a) my printer often doesn't have any ink and b) because I like colouring with distress inks and if colouring digis I'm always afraid everything will smudge - and often does :S)
The ribbon girls: Birthday with any image
Sister act: Anything goes

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whimsy March release - day 2

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp 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 made a card with the newly release Number one stamp from Mi Ran Designs.

I kept this card pretty simple. I know, I know, very unusual for me. lol But I wanted the image to stand out so I didn' use any extra embellishments; just a doily and then I punched out some flowers and butterflies.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and I did some shading with Faber Castell pencils. 

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 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:
Not just cards: Anything goes
The sisters of craft: Anything goes
Artbymiran: Anything goes