Monday, May 4, 2015

A card for a friend

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was lovely. Friday was a holiday here and it's sort of a tradition for us to have a picninc on 1 May. This year I was in charge of bringing deserts so I spent the whole morning baking. Luckily it all turned out as planned. On Saturday I had a lazy day at home. I did some crafting, watched some shows on DVDs and checked some possible destinations for summer vacations. No final decisions have been made yet, we were just checking the offers. Have you got any plans for summer vacations yet?

Let's talk some crafty things now ... Are you familiar with Kit & clowder? They are having those amazing colouring classes and their group on Facebook is so much fun! Everyone is very supportive, offer advice, there are lots of fun stuf going there ... One of thing that was planned was a card swap and the theme of the swap was "friendship". Everybody who took part in the swap were asigned a partner for whom they had to make a friendship card and then send it to them. My swap partner was a super talented Linda. I absolutely LOVE her work and I think her cards are aways top notch so I was very excited to have her as my swap partner, but also a bit nervous, because I reeeeally wanted to make a nice card for her. I was thinking about what image to use and at the end I decided to use the adorable Rose and Felix stamp from Whimsy stamps.


The image was coloured with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. 

And here's the view of the whole card.


As you can see I used a lot of different die-cuts on my card. The papers are from Authentique paper pad and the embellishments came from my stash. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps Sew special set.


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

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Use a sentiment
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Sister act: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Mother/female themed card
Loves rubberstamps: Use at least 2 dies
Creative inspirations: Cute critters

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shop til you drop

Hello there! How's it going? I've been having a couple of days off and I've been using that time to go to some short trips and to do some crafting. I've been working on one "big(ger)" - kind of - project and in between I've made some cards and other small things. I'll share one of them with you today.


This is a small gift bag that I made the other day. 


The image is called Shop til you drop and is available at Whimsy stamps store. The minute I saw this image I knew I would use it on a gift bag. Have you seen movie Confessions of a shopaholic? Or maybe you read the book(s)? I saw the movie and I've read the books several times - they make me laugh real hard (and so do other books by S. Kinsella). Anyways ... This girl reminded me so much of Becky (the main character in the boks/movie) - and of another lady I know (she's a true shopaholic as well). Both of these ladies always have maaany shopping bags with them so I thought a shopping bag with this image would be great.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. The papers are from Authentique and doily, ribbon and the trim I used for the handles came from my stash. Decorative borders were made with my border punch. See the green points peeking from behind? Those are die cut stars that I cut with Whimy designs button die set.


That's it from me today. I hope you've been having a great week so far. Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Stamp and create: Anything goes
Love to scrap: Anything goes
Scrap and craft: Tie it up (use ribbon or twine)
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes or twist of ribbon
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hop, hop

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I was at work the whole day today and I am exhausted. I can almost hear the bed calling my name. But before going to "Zzzzz land" I just wanted to show you this gift bag that I made.


I used the adorable Hopping raccoon stamp from Whimsy stamps. This little guy makes me smile and I just wanna hop along. :)


I did the colouring with distress inks. All of the papers and embellishments came from my stash.


And here's also the side view.


Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my gift bag to the following challenges:
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Seeing stars
Sweet stampin': Anything but a card
Hiding in my craft room: Freestyle
Crafty creations: Seeing spots
Creatalicious: Embossing
Sparkles: Ribbons and buttons
7 kids college fund: Anything goes + optional twist spring colours
Ladybug crafts: Anything goes

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Altered box

Hello my crafty friends! I hope your week has been good so far. I had a long and pretty stressful Monday, but now thins are calming down a little. But luckily the weekend is just around the corner.

A new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons blog and this time we want to see your round creations. My first thought was to make a round card, but I don't really have any big(ger) round dies, so I thanged my mind and decided to alter a round box.


I went to the craft store and bought a small white round box which I was going to decorate. The whole box was originally plain white so I used some beautiful patterned papers to cover it. I left the inside white, but other than that I covered the whole box with lots of pretty embellishments. 


First I decorated the lid. To do that I used TH harlequin stencil, home-made texture paste (I used Pamellia's recipe - thank you for sharing it girl!!), doily, lots of flowers, pearl string, lace, buttons and beads. And a butterfly - of course. ;)


I think some flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and the others are from my stash. Butterfly was stamped with multi coloured ink pad and cut out with my scissors. Buttons, doily, pearl string and beads came from my stash. All of the lace is from Crafty ribbons.


I also made a video about this project. Feel free to check it out if you want to. 


Anways, that's all from me today. I hope you'll come play with us. I would love to see your round projects. :)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my box to the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers: Buttons
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Recipe (anything but square + include pink, lace, pearls)
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes with a twist of spring
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whimsy April release hop - day 2

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 15 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 *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.

I made another small card and on it I used the sweet Ceclilia from Mi Ran Designs.


I kept the card pretty simple because I wanted the image to stand out. I punched some butterflies and flowers to decorate my card with and I also used a few gems. In the back I used a doily. The bigger butterfly was made with Whimy butterfly border die.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and 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 would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Brown sugar: Distress
Sister act: Anything goes
Stamping sensations: Pretty in pink
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Whimsy April release hop - day 1

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 15 *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  Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn.

I made a mini card for today. And it's a CAS one too. I know, hard to believe. ;)


At first I was thinking about making a tag, but I changed at the very last minute so I made a mini card instead. Perfect way to use those scraps of papers you have in your stash - and that's exactly what I did. :)


I used the new image from Lizzy Love. It's called Millie's big game. It comes with the sentiment I used on my card. 




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'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Anything goes
Love to scrap: Dots or stripes
Little miss Muffet: Anything goes
Crafty calendar: Add a sentiment

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fluttering by

Hey, hey! :) How are you doing? I'm enoying the beautiful sunny weekend we are having here. It's getting warmer and warmer days are long again. Love it! I've already seen some people wearing t-shirts yesterday. Ummmm ... It's not SO warm just yet in my opinion (actually, it could be, if it wasn't windy), but it'll soon be. Can't wait!

Today I'd like to show you a new card that I made. it was inspired by the beautiful spring days, so you will see bright colours, butterflies and flowers. :)


See, I told you. ;) I thought these gorgeous papers from Authentiqu would be perfect for my card. I also used some white and kraft cardstock and several different embellishments. Pearls, flowers and doilies came from my stash and the ribbons came from Crafty ribbons


I really like this image from TGF. It's called Flutter Anya and I think it's so darn cute! I coloured her with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I covered the wings with glitter glue. You know me - I love my glitter glue. ;)


I cut the image out with my scissors and placed it on foam pads for some extra dimension.

Well, that's it for today. See you again tomorrow. :) Have a beautiful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Oh so girly
Scrap & craft: Frame it
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): April showers or spring flowers
Creative inspirations: A trio of ... (flowers, pearls)
Allsorts: Bingo (ribbon, flowers, die cuts)
The ribbon girl: Add ribbon or lace
Deep ocean: Things with wings
Noor design: Anything goes