Sunday, October 27, 2013

A card for Mandy

***This is my second post today. For my Yumi and Fumi Handmade challenge post please click here.***

The card I'm about to show you was made for a very special lady. It was made for Mandy. Mandy is one very talented lady and one very sweet person. Ans she's also the one who brought the Crafty ribbons challenge blog to life. This was her baby and she was definitely one of the best DT co-ordinators. But due to some health issues and some other things she decided to step down from the team and take a break from blogging. She is missed by all her Crafty ribbons teamies so we decided to make a surprise for her. Each DT  member created something and then sent their creation to Mandy. We hope they will make her smile! :) Please hop to the Crafty ribbons inspiration blog to see all the beautiful creations from my teamies.

Here's what I made for her ...

I used several of my favourite things on this card, so I hope she will like it! This Tilda image is one of my favourites and I coloured her with distress inks. Around the image I stamped with Magnolia Chocolat stamp. I distressed the edges with my scissors and then inked them with TH distress ink. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and you can find it here. In the background I stamped with Stampabilities' Faded text background stamp. The papers are from Provocraft and Nature collage kit from Artsy collage. The gems are from my stash. I also used my border punches and several different dies from Marianne design and Spellbinders.

I hope Mandy will like this card!

Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias: Lots of layers
CLP: Sketch
Tilda's town: Bling
Whimsy stamps inspirations challenges: Shabby chic/vintage
Pile it on: Embellishment crazy (my 2 embellishments are ribbon and gems)
Rhedd and Rosie's challenge blog: Anything goes
Natalie and Amy: Shabby chic
The rubber buggy: Charm it on or bling (I chose bling)
Fab'n'funky: Distress

Tag in Halloween colours

Hey hey! Happy Sunday! :) I hope you've been enjoying your weekend so far. I am! :) Yesterday my sweetie took me to a city abput 45 km far from here and we had a wonderful day! It was sunny and warm - you wouldn't have guessed it's nearly November!! We went out for lunch and did some shopping. I bought a new top and while I was in the clothes store my sweetie went to the craft store and bought me a pack of adorable teddy stamps which he gave me as a surprise when we got home. Isn't this sweet of him?! 

Anyways, as you probably know by know, Sunday is the day when a new challenge starts at Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog. This time it's a colour challenge - we want to see orange, purple, black and green on your projects.  

I have to admit this one was VERY tough for me. These are not the colours I would use on my projects often, especially not together. So it was one of those uh-oh moments when I found out about this challenge theme. After scratching my head for a while I decided to make a tag. I gathered the papers, my Fumi with gift stamp, dies and other card making supplies and after all the cutting and coloring was doen, this is what came out ...

What do you think? Do you like it? I hope you do! I coloured the image with distress inks. I used foam pads to glue Fumi on the tag. The stars and doily circle are Nellie Snellen dies. The corner is my corner punch. Both ribbons I used on the tag are from Crafty ribbons.

It's a really simple tag, but I hope you like it anyway. And I hope you will come and play with us too! :)

Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my tag to the following challenges:
Simon says: Halloween or Halloween colours (I chose Halloween colours)
Sparkles: Halloween or colours (I chose colours)
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
My mum's craft shop: Halloween (I chose Halloween colours)
Hanna and friends: Anything goes
Paper crafting journey: Anything goes

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Christmas decoration - altered star

Heya! Happy Thursday! Not long to go for the weekend. Do you have any plans yet? I have a whole next week off and I plan to spend quite some time in my crafty corner. Sounds good, doesn't it? ;) Plus, I also plan to do some blog hopping. I've been pretty busy lately so I'm afraid I haven't been the best blogging buddy. *oops* Sorry about that!

A new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons challenge blog and this week we want to see anything except cards. Let your creativity go wild! :) I decided to alter a metal star that I bought in the store the other day. I didn't add a whole lot of things, but I like how it turned out. I think I will go and buy a couple of more of them.

To decorate this star I just used some die cuts, punched snowflakes and a 10 mm  gingham ribbon from Crafty ribbons store. For the center I used the sweet little Ice Tilda from Magnolia mini world. I colored her with distress inks and I added some glitter glue on her earmuffs, hand muff and on her skates (though the glitters are almost impossible to see on this picture). And that's everything I've done. I told you I kept this decoration simple. ;)

I hope you like my project and that you will come play with us!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes
Crafty little fairies: Anything goes
Designed to color: Tie it up

Monday, October 21, 2013

Saying "thank you" with flowers

Hey, hey! :) I so love when I have long weekends. I didn't have to go to work today and I am off tomorrow as well so I can do all that work around the apartment and I am even left with some free time for crafting. :D

The card I'm about to show you was made for the sweet Mina (her creations are very beautiful so stop by her blog and have a look). I was lucky enough to win a wonderful candy at her blog a short while ago and as a thank you I sent her this card. She's already received it so it's safe for me to post it here. :)

For my main image I used the sweet Tilda with big tulips and I coloured her with distress inks. Around Tilda I stamped with Magnolia chocolate stamp. The papers are from my stash. I distressed them with my scissors.  There are three different ribbons on this card - the polka dot ribbon which I had in my stash, the Webster's Pages bloomers ribbon (bottom of my card) which was a gift from my amazing friend Rosie and the bead string ribbon which is from Crafty ribbons. The flowers and gems on the butterflies are from my stash. Butterflies were made with MS punch and the lacy border was made with border punch.

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Magnolia down under: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's: Ribbon
Bearly mine: Anything goes
The crafting cafe: Anything goes
Everybody art: Ribbons
Challenges 4 everybody: Anything goes
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia: Dots or stripes (dots on ribbon)
You, me and Magnolia: Anything goes

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Birthday gift bag

Good morning! I hope the weather is any better at your place than it is here. It was raining the whole day yesterday and I wasn't feeling like doing anything. At first I thought I would go picking chestnut to the nearby forest, but the rain ruined these plans for me. Hopefully the weather next weekend will be better and I will be able to do this.

A new challenge just started at Yumi and Fumi Handmade blog and it's everyone's favourite - anything goes. Remember, you can use any image you want on you creation, but you must used a stamped image. However, if you use Yumi and Fumi image, your name will be added a maximum of one extra time to the draw (regardless how many Y&F images you use on your creations). Also, please remember that you can only enter once. We hope to see a lot of you entering the challenge! :) 

I decided to make another gift bag. I just love these - they are really quick and easy to make and so fun! The one I'm about to show you was made for a very sweet lady who recently celebrated her birthday. And as she is a crafter as well and because Christmas is just around the corner, I put a lovely Christmas stamp in the bag. The bag was perfect size for it! :D

This is the front of the bag ...

... and this is the back of the bag.

The papers I used were a gift from my sweet friend Charlotta (thank you so much!!). Aren't they pretty? And again I used the sweet Fumi with gift for my main image that you can find in the Yumi and Fumi Handmade shop. Recently I seem to be using this image on all my birthday cards/projects. I coloursed the image with Faber Castell pencils. All of the flowers I used on my bag were made with Marianne design dies. Besides that I also used Spellbinders oval dies. I made dots on the scalloped oval with Viva decor pearl pen. I also used 2 different border punches on my bag. The brads, pearls and doily came from my stash.

I hope you like what you see and I hope you will come and play with us at Yumi and Fumi handmade too!

I would like to enter my gift bag to the following challenges:
Marianne design divas: Anything goes (Marianne design products used: small poinsettia dies, big poinsettia die, fantasy flower die)
Stampin for the weekend: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Two by two (2 different design papers)
Simon says: Use rubber or clear stamp
Crafty sentiments: Anything goes
Oozak: Anything goes
Divas by design: 3 or more layers

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Small gift bag

Oh my goodness, I completely forgot to write this post this morning. Shame on me! But time has been just flying by today. I can't believe October is already here. When I finally begin to think I'm getting back on track with everything, I fall behind again. *sigh*

But I'm sure you are not here to read about how busy I am, so let's rather talk about other things, shall we? A new challenge started at Crafty ribbons blog today and it's everyone's favourite - anything goes with ribbon.

Today I made something different. I bought a pack of white paper bags some time ago and never really got to use them (I wanted to use them for mini albums, but they were not good). They were just sitting on the shelf in my cabinet. Now I decided I would put them to some use. So I made a gift bag. It was really fun to make and I love the result so I will definitely be making more of them. I think they will be perfect for not too thich Christmas gifts! :)

See how this bag closes? So simple, but so effective. :D Yup, you'll definitely be seeing more of these. ;) As you can see, I used the adorable Flying angel Tilda stamp for the front of my bag. I colored her with distress inks and I added some glitter glue on the wings. I used 3 different ribbons on my bag - you can find them all in the Crafty ribbons store. I used do not open fairy pink ribbon, gold stars Christmas ribbon and tan satin ribbon. The poinsettia is Marianne design die and I also used gold brads from my stash. It's a bit hard to see in the pictures, but I distressed all the edges with my scissors.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it! :) Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Designed to color: Use a die
Cute card Thursday: Signs of distress
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Magnolia down under: Anything but a card
Marvelous Magnolia: Christmas
Sparkles Christmas challenges: Anything but a card