Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Winter blues

Heya! I'm moving around like a robot today. Yesterday I did a lot of walking (it was a trip to the top of one hill and then back down) and today I feel like my legs will fall off. Can you tell I'm not really a sporty person? lol Luckily I am having a day off today and I can just relax and lay on the couch. 

Anyways, I'm not here to talk about myself, I'm here to tell you about the new challenge that started today at the Inky Impressions challenge blog. This time our theme is "primary colours". I have to admit I was quite struggling with this one. I love blue and red, but I like to combine these colours with brown/kraft colour and I couldn't do this for this challenge. So I went for blue and white colour combination this time.

I used some Provo Craft papers that I've had in my stash for a looong time. The image is from Inky impressions and it's called Sammy making snow angels. He's a cutie, isn't he? I coloured it with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. On the snowflakes I also used diamond Stickles. All of the embellishments came from my stash. For the center of the bow and the big snowflake I actually used buttons.

Around the image I added some silver glitters. I also did some stitching on the card, bu I think I still need lots and lots of practice with that. 

I hope you will come play with us.
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
My craft creations: Anything goes
ABC challenges: T is for tic tac toe (doily, pearls or gems, dies/punches - both)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's a girl! :)

Heya! How are you doing? I got to sleep a little bit longer today and it feels sooooo good! I'm still not used to getting up in the middle of the night (or so it feels), so I love those days that I can sleep in. :)

I'm expecting my brother really soon - he's coming for a coffee and chat - but before he shows up, I want to show you what I made recently.

A short while back a friend of mine asked me if I could make a baby gift bag for her, because one of her friends is expecting a baby girl. Of course I said yes. :) And here's the result ...

I had the perfect paper for this bag - a 12x12 sheet of paper from Sharon Ann's Baby girl collection. And I got to use one of my new Magnolia stamps - Delivery from heaven. I've been wanting to get my hands on this image for a while, but each time I checked it was sold out. So a friend of mine helped me get it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

I used distress inks for coloring.

Since this was for a baby girl I used lots of lace, pearls and flowers. You know, those typical girly stuff. ;) They all came from my stash. And so did the charm.

For the bag handles I used sheer ribbon from Crafty ribbons.

I had a lot of fun making this bag and I hope that the lady for who this bag is made will like it.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Delightful challenges: Don't be square
Papertake weekly: Repeat, repeat (repeated: oval die cuts, flowers, pearls)
Stamping sensations: Things with wings
AnMa creatief: Animals
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Lace
Simon says: STAMPtember - Stamp it
Simon says: Work it Wednesday
Magnolia-licious: Frilly, lacey and feminine
Tilda's town: Special occasion
Marvelous Magnolia: Anything goes

Friday, September 5, 2014

Black and white coloring

Good morning! It's Friday. Yay! :D Just a little bit longer and we can relax and enjoy the weekend. :)

Today I have a card to show you. Yes, I made a card after all those paper bags. ;) Sugar Nellie is having a DT call and I thought and I'd give it a shot and apply. 

Here's what I made.

I love Maja design papers, but unfortunately they are not available here. But I was lucky enough to receive some from my sweet friend (thank you so much girl!! xx) They were so pretty I even didn't want to use them at first - I know, I'm terrible. lol But when I decided I would make a card with the sweet Victoria image from Sugar Nellie I knew these papers would go perfectly with this image - to create a sweet, elegant and shabby chic card. 

It's the first time I tried black and white coloring and I really like the look. This image is great for this technique (especially for newbies like myself lol), because there's already quite a lot of shading done; I just did a bit more with my black and grey Faber Castell pencils.

I used lots of different embellishments on this card. As I said, I was going for a romantic, shabby chic look, so I used lots of lace, doilies and flowers. They all came from my stash. 

Well, that's it. I was really happy with how this card turned out. I hope you like it too! :)

Don't forget to apply for the Sugar Nellie DT if you like their images. :)

Big crafty hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following chalenges:
Live and love crafts: Things with wings (butterflies on the card)
Scrapy Land: Anything goes using dies (dies used: Spellbinders, Memory box)
ABC challenges: S is for Shabby Chic
Dream valley: Flowers
Craft-alnica: ńĆipke
My mum's craft shop: Dies or punches
Wags 'n Whiskers: For the girls
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Card and scrap: Anything goes

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Frosty cupcake

Heya! I was listening to the radio yesterday and one of the things they mentioned was also that it was only 113 days til Christmas (112 today). How fast time flies, doesn't it? December will be here before we know it! I don't know about you, but I can't wait! I love Christmas and all the things connected with it. :) So it probably won't come as a surprise, that I've mostly been into doing Christmas crafts, right? ;) 

A while ago I was asked to be a guest designer for Digital delights and of course I said yes. :) 

They have adorable digi images in their store and I was able to choose one to work with. How very sweet of them, right? Thank you! :) I chose January cupcake set - I thought that snowman was veeery cute and who doesn't like a cupcake?! ;)

Once again I created a gift bag.

I didn't cover the bag with embellishments - I wanted the image to stand out. :) I coloured it with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils and I added some glitters on the snowflakes and red dots on the cupcake. I also used some small crystals on the snowflakes and a bit bigger crystals at the left upper corner. I also used Marianne design and Sizzix die for the snowflakes. The ribbons I used are from Crafty ribbons

In case you didn't notice, there's a new release of Christmas ribbons at the Crafty ribbons store and let me tell you, they are gorgeous! See the white ribbon with Christmas tree I used on top of the red satin ribbon? That's one of the newly released ribbons and you can find it here. The red satin ribbon isn't originally that wide. I just added a piece of ribbon on top and another piece under the first piece and then put the white Christmas ribbon on top, to cover the edges of the both pieces (I hope you know what I mean).

Enjoy the rest of the week! Big crafty hugs to you! :) xx

I'd liek to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Loves rubberstamps: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Allsorts: Early Christmas makes
Crafty girls challenges: Anything goes
CHCN challenge extra: Anything goes as long as it's for Christmas
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to school

Hey, hey! :) How was your weekend? Did you have a nice time? Mine was short, because I had to work yesterday and even today I had some papers to take care of. But I could do this at home. Then in the afternoon my brother and some of my friends came to visit and we were having a "pancake party". He he. :D It was lots of fun! :D

I don't know about your country, but in my country today was 1st day of school. And along with summer vacations, also the summer weather went away. I can feel the fall knocking on the door. I don't usually make back to school cards/projects (in fact, I don't think I've ever made any), but I did make one this year. And there's a pretty good reason for this as well. I became the member of Inky impressions DT (yay :D) and today their new release came out. It contains many great back to school digi stamps, which I couldn't wait to use. So I used 3 of them on my card. :) You can see the whole release in the store.

I kept my card very simple (unusual for me, I know lol). I used papers from Heidi Grace design and I decorated the card with some golden brads from my stash and ribbons from Crafty ribbons. I didn't have a small alphabet die, so I wrote some letters on the red cardstock and cut them out with my craft knife. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber castell pencils

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The paper shelter: Back to school
Wags 'n Whiskers: Back to school/For a teacher
Let's craft and create: Anything goes
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Birthday gift bag

Hey hey! :) How are you doing? I'm a bit bored to be honest. It's not that I wouldn't have anything to do (I actually have quite a lot), but I miss my sweetie. He's been gone since Monday and the apartment is pretty empty without him. Luckily he's coming back tomorrow. Can't wait! :)

To keep myself occupied these last couple of days I've been doing some crafting. One of the things I've made is a gift bag I'm about to show you. A "birthday + ribbon challenge" started at Crafty ribbons challenge blog today (can you believe this is already our 100th challenge?!) and I wanted to do something different, not a birthday card. And as you probably know by now, recently I've been really into making gift bags, so I guess it's no surprise I decided to make one for this challenge as well, right? ;) Anyways, here it is ...

This time I used the adorable Flutter Anya for the center of my gift bag. I coloured her with distress inks and I covered her wings with Stickles. The papers are leftover scraps from Prima Tea Thyme pad. As you can see I used lots of different embellishments on this bag. I used some flowers, doilies and pearls from my stash and ribbons from Crafty ribbons - I used velvet saddle stitch ribbon and love chocolate satin ribbon

So much from me today. I hope you will come play with us. We'd love to see your birthday creations. :) Dont forget to use some ribbon at your creations as well. ;)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my gift bag to the following challenges:
Inky chicks: Fairies and/or angels
Allsorts: Bright sunshiny colours
The gretting farm: Anything goes
Loves rubberstamps: 2 or more pattern papers
Tuesday throwdown: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Flower power
Delightful challenges: Layer it
Divas by design: Happy birthday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Who wants a hug?

Heya! Oh, what a lovely sunny day we have here today. I'm still enjoying my days off and am trying to stock on Christmas cards and gift bags, as well as getting ahead with my DT works. Surprisingly I'm doing pretty well. Usually I'm a "doing-everything-at-the-last-possible-second" type of girl, but once for a change I'm actually ahead. And it feels good! ;)

The other day I was going through my stamps and I realized there are quite a few I haven't inked in a while (or never *eeek*). One of those is also the super sweet Bob the yeti from Yumi & Fumi Handmade. I love this little fella so I immediately took it out of the bag, inked it up and used it on my project. :) Here's what I came up with.

Isn't he oh so fluffy?! I just wanna give him a hug. lol I did the coloring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. Papers are leftover scraps from my stash. Blue stars are made with my Nellie Snellen die. They were cut out of the light blue ardstock, which I later covered with glitter glue. The gold stars are actually a trim - I just cut them apart. You can get this trim at the Crafty ribbons store. The other ribbons (except the white satin one) are from Crafty ribbons as well. Pearls and doily came from my stash. I embossed the oval behind Bob with Mpress Mystic clouds embossing folder. The sentiment ("joy") is a wooden embellishment that I've had in my stash for quite a while. I added some small pearls on it as decoration.

That's it. Bob and I wish you a wonderful day! :D Fluffy hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my gift bag to the following challenges:
Sweet stampin': Christmas in August
Papertake weekly: To die for
Divas by design: Pretty pearls
Crafting from the heart: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Christmas in August
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
My craft creations: Anything goes
Southern girls challenge: Anything goes
Sugar pea designs: Anything goes