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)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rainbow

Hey, hey! How are you doing? Good, I hope. We have a new challenge at Crafty ribbons for you today and the theme is "rainbow" + ribbon. I think it's because of this challenge that the song "I can see clearly now" is stuck in my head. Don't worry, I won't start singing it. lol

I decoded to make another CAS card. Don't get used to seeing those though, I don't think there are gonna be many more of them anytime soon. ;) Anyways, here's the card ...


Now you're probably wondering about the ribbon part, aren't you? Well, the butterflies were cut from the animal cuties - fibre orange. I love that ribbon, because it's so versatile. You can use it to make your own background, you can just cut out the butterflies ... Let your imagination go wild. ;) And as for the rainbow theme goes - I decided to use colours of the rainbow for my flowers. Flowers were made with my carft punch and in the center of each flower I glued a pearl. I did the embossing with Cuttlebug's Swiss dots embossing folder and the die cut was made with Cheery Lynn die. Corners were punched with Fiskars corner punch and I also used some gems to decorate them. The sentiment is in slovenian and is litteraly means "sincere congratulations"; it can be used for graduation, birthdays etc.


I hope you will come and share with us your rainbow creations. Have a great day! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Crop Stop: Linky party 5 - Anything goes
Cheery Lynn designs: Creative corners
Simon says stamp (Monday challenge): For the love of plants
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Addicted to CAS: Butterfly
The crafter's cafe: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Embossing
Inky chicks: Butterflies

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Whimsy June hop - day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
June Rubber Stamp and Die Release
Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 1 BRAND NEW Word Die . 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 Art by Mi Ran and Krista Heij-Barber, Wee Stamps, Elisabeth Bell stamps.


I got to play with the High fashion image from Art by Miran design. I think this image is perfect for all those divas we know. What do you think? I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I didn't use any design papers, just coloured cardstock from my stash. Embellishments came from my stash as well.



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.



See you again tomorrow for our release day hop.
Happy hopping!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Sister act: Anything goes
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes/Layers
The corrosive: Pile it on
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
The sisters of craft: Anything goes
Paper creators craft: Anything goes

Monday, June 8, 2015

Whimsy June release hop - day1

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets  and 1 Word Die. 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 stamps and dies being released this month.

I decided to do something a wee bit different for today's showcase. I made a ... Are you sitting? I made a CAS card. Yes, me. *I* - went - CAS with this card. 


I inked up this adorable Make a splash duck image from Chrissy Armstrong. I don't know why, but I thought it would fit perfectly on a baby card, so I also stamped the sentiment that came with May's Vintage baby sentiment set.

I coloured the image with Faber Castell pencils and Promarkers. 


Now, doesn't this little fella just make you smile? :)


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


Thank you for visiting us today. Happy hopping!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Brown sugar: Anything goes
ABC challenges: K is for kritters
Bastel Traum: Water
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
Penny Black: Wings