Sunday, May 24, 2015

Wings all around

Happy Sunday! Gosh, where did the weekend go? The time just flew by for me. I had a veeery lazy Saturday and it felt GREAT! :D I was watching some shows on DVDs, did some crafting and in the evening I watched Eurovision song contest. Did you watch it? I am happy that Sweden won; I think their song was great.

Today I would like to show you a card I finished over the weekend.


I went for a bit different colours than usually. I used papers from Kaisercraft and lots of different embellishments from my stash. The little tag came from the same paper pad as the papers and so did the scallop border. I decided to colour up this adorable image from The greeting farm.


I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. On the wings I used glitter glue; I love how sparkly they are.


Dies used are from Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders and the embossing folders are from Couture creations and Cuttlebug.

Have a wonderful Sunday - what's left of it - and a great week! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Put a bow on it
Cheery Lynn designs: Anything goes
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Bingo (butterfly, pearls, tag)
The corrosive: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A basket full of roses

Happy Thursday! Just a wee bit longer and the weekend will be here! Can't wait! We're supposed to have lots and lots of rain (if what the weathermen say is true) so I think I will just stay inside and do some crafting. Sounds like a good plan, doesn't it? Do you have any plans for the weekend yet? Oh, and I *might* watch Eurovision song contest. Do you watch Eurovision?

It's been a while since I made a card with a Tilda image so I decided it was high time I ink one up and use it on my creation.


I decided to play with my newest Magnolia stamp - Tilda with rose basket. Isn't she cute? I really like her (thank you so much Linda!). I barely ever do paper piecing, but I did it this time. I just love this dotty paper and I thought Tilda would look great in a dotty outfit. :D The rest of the image was coloured with distress inks and I also used glitter glue on the flowers.


Ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and the other embellishments and papers came from my stash. I raised Tilda on foam pads for some extra dimension.


So much from me today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Inky chicks: Pearls
Craft stamper: Take it make it (anything goes using using a stamp)
Little miss Muffet: Anything goes
Tilda's town: Happy everything
All about Magnolia: Flowers
The ribbon girl: Aqua
Hanna and friends: Dots and/or circles
Creatalicious: Butterflies

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Whimsy May hop - day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
May Rubber Stamp and Die Release
Over the next 3 days we will reveal 18*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 BRAND NEW 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 Art by Mi Ran and Krista Heij-Barber, Wee Stamps, Meljen Designs stamps.

Today I have something different to show you. I made a treat bag with the cute cookie stamp from Krista Heij-Barber.


It's the first time I made a treat bag like this. I think these would be nice to give as small presents around Christmas. What do you think?

I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. Buttons are from Crafty ribbons and all the other embellishments and paper came from my stash.




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 release day hop.


Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! 

I would like to enter my treat bag to the following challenges:
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Die cut divas: Something yummy to eat
AnMa Creatief: Anything but a card
Bizzy Bec's: Anything goes
Penny Black and more: Dies and punches

Monday, May 18, 2015

Whimsy May release hop - day 1

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 18*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets  and 3 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 Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love, Michele Roos stamps and dies being released this month.

I used a Chrissy Armstrong's Bath dog for my tag. 


 To make this tag I used some scraps of papers and ribbon from my stash. I also used some glitter glue on the bath bubbles and some gems on the stars. I coloured the imawith 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.
See you again tomorrow for our second day of sneak peeks.
  
Maya Go - you are here

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping!

I'd like to enter my tag to the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers: Lots of layers
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes
The sisters of craft: Anything goes

Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring or autumn?

Hey, hey! How are you? Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! I will have to do some paperwork for work, but I'm planning to spend most of my time crafting. There are quite a few things I need to make ... Today was a very sleepy day - rain, rain and more rain. Perfect day to stay inside and craft; which is exactly what I did - I finally finished a card I started working on earlier this week.


I decided to have a play with Autumn happiness stamp from Whimsy stamps. I like this little dragon so much! I usually choose the papers first and colour the image afterwards, but this time was the other was around. And boy oh boy was it a challenge for me to find the papers That would match my coloured image. I don't thin I'll do this (colour the image first) again. I used lots of scraps of papers and the purple paper in thebackground is actually a recycled packaging. I'm glad I saved it - as if I knew I would need it. :P


I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. The small dots around the image were made with Ranger liquid pearls.


Ribbon, doily flowers and other embellishments all came from my stash.

That's it for today. See you again soon! :)

Enjoy the weekend! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Pile it on: Cute animal
Dream valley: Things with wings
Stamp and create: May flowers
Noor design: Flowers
The cutie pie: Layer it up
Crafty calendar: Things with wings
Stamping sensations: Flower power

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A touch of spring

Hey, hey! How are you doing? I hope you've been getting some lovely spring weather where you live. Here we had beautiful last couple of days, which is great. I just love spring - the flowers, the butterflies ... 

A new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons blog and the theme is "animals". I wanted to add a touch of spring to my card so I took this awesome butterfly stamp, flowers and some pretty papers and went to work. And this is what I came up with ...


The butterfly is a CTMH stamp and I really like it, It was stamped with Memento Rich cocoa ink pad on a piece of white cardstock. I cut the butterfly out with my scissors and added some pearls for the body. Papers are from Folia and Authentique and the flowers, doily and brads came from my stash. As for the ribbons goes I used twill tape - daffodil and autumn leaves ribbon, which are both available at the Crafty ribbons store (along with lots of other gorgeous ribbons, lace and buttons).

I hope you'll come play with us!
Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to add my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Die cuts, more than 2
Bastel Traum: Recipe (I chose ribbon, pearls, die cut, flower)
The ribbon girl: A shaped card or anything goes with any image
Natalie and Amy's challenge: Animals
Deep ocean: Flowers
Sweet stampin': Spring flowers
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Anything goes using any brand of dies SL sells (I used Spellbinders dies)

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