Friday, November 20, 2020

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

Hellooooooo my crafty friends! How are you doing? I hope you are successfully hiding from all the viruses that are lurking around at this time of year. Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? or do you think it's still too early to mention the "C" word? My head is already with Christmas and everything that comes with it. I wonder what will Christmas be like this year. I know it will definitely not be as it was the previous years, but I hope we will still be able to experience at least some of the Christmas magic. I am aware that we might not visit all the friends and family this year, so I am trying to stock up on Christmas cards to mail them when the time comes.

Here's one of the Christmas cards I made recently...


I really like these Christmas trees. They are a TGF stamp that I've had in my stash for a loooooong, long time. They come as one big(ger) stamp, but after I stamped and coloured the image I cut out each of the Christmas trees, raised them on foam pads and glued them onto my card.


For the card I used papers from DCWV. I decorated the card with some crystals, ribbon and metal charm that I've had in my stash for ages (literally!). I used some foam pads between the layers to give the card some dimension.

So much for today. I wish you a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following chllenges:
Cardz TV: Anything goes
ABC Christmas: W is for Winter Wonderland
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Uniko: 'Tis the season
Paperbabe stamps: Frosty feels or cool tones
Creative inspirations: Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 6, 2020

A cup of cocoa for you

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I've had a pretty relaxing week. I took some time for myself, I spent a lot of time with my lil one, did some baking, some crafting... Due to the covid situation this year we probably won't be able to spend holidays with family, but I do want to at least send them a card to let them know I'm thinking of them. So the other day I made a list of all the people I want to send Christmas cards to and I realized I still need to make quite a few. Yikes! I will be busy making those over the next couple of weeks. Have you made all your cards yet?

So, what comes to your mind when someone mentions Christmas? My minds immediately go to Christmas lights, the smell of cinnamon, ginger and oranges and cocoa. Love me some of that. There is no better feeling than snuggle under the blanket, drink cocoa and eat some of those yummy Christmas cookies. Mmmm...

Did you know that the fall/winter coffee lovers blog hop started at the Coffee loving cardmakers blog? I love playing at their challenges. :)


This is also the perfect time for you to get some more Christmas cards ready if you still need some.

Most of the time I use rubber/clear stamps on my projects, but when I found this (digi) image I just knew I need to make a card with it.


Isn't this little gnome soooooo cute?! I love this lil fella, he makes me smile. :) You can find this cutie here.

I coloured the image when I was at my parents' place, so I used my mom's prismacolor pencils for colouring (and I just realised I forgot to add some details on the pom pom *ooops*). Usually I choose papers first and colour the image to match the papers, but this time it was the other way around; hence the non traditional Christmas colours on this card. I used several different embellishments on my card - lace, pearls, wooden snowflakes... 


Well, that's it from me today. See you again soon! :)
Stay safe! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Papercraft challenges: Autumn colours
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Allys angels: Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Naughty or nice?

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe. We are doing what we can and I hope this will be enough.

But let's rather talk about happier things - like crafting. :) Have you been doing any crafting lately? Right now I'm still making (Christmas) cards, but I'm preparing myself to also bring my beads out of the cabintet, because I want to make some Christmas tree decorations to send them to my friends along with cards. I'll share those with you when they are made, today I want to show you a Christmas card I made with one of my favourite stamp sets from Clearly besotted.


With this card I went for a CAS look. To make this card I used a small (leftover) piece of patterned paper and then I cut some (scalloped) circles, embossed them, raised them on foam pads and then placed them on the card. In the center of two circles I placed two of those adorable angels. I coloured them with polychromos, fussy cut them and raised them on foam pads before placing them on the card. And in the center of the middle circle I placed the sentiment that came with the same set as the lil angels. 


Have a beautiful day and stay safe and healthy! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge: U - up in the air
Creative sketchy girls: Christmas/winter

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Don't be afraid to sparkle

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and healthy. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic for me and I barely had any time for crafting. However, collecting minutes and staying up late(r) I still managed to finish the card I am about to show you. 


This card is pretty simple (especially for me lol), but I am still happy with how it turned out, even though I didn't use any design paper or embellishments (shocking, I know - I can't even believe it myself lol). Originally I wanted to use gold glitter paper, but I didn't have any at home and I didn't have time to go to the store and buy some. So I used some of that beautiful gold washi tape to create the background and some corrugated cardstock to give the card some dimension. I really wanted to use the "Don't be afraid to sparkle" stamp from Paperbabe stamps, but I didn't want to just stamp it. For some reason I was determined to emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Well, my embossing pad's days are counted, but somehow I still managed to get it to work just enough to emboss the sentiment and some stars, which are also a Paperbabe stamp. After the stars were embossed I cut them out with my scissors. From a gold cardstock I cut a star and embossed it with polka dot embossing folder. I glued that on a piece of cardstock and after that put it on a card. And that's it. It really was that simple.




I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (optional: use paper strips instead of ribbon)
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Bookmarks for kids

The other day I saw a challenge which was about making a bookmark for a child. My daughter loves books so I thought it would be fun to create a bookmark which we could use for the books we read together. At first I was thinking about making an origami kind of bookmark, but after some googling I came around this simple but adorable animal bookmarks and decided to make one two of those. I followed this tutorial and made cute foxy and puppy bookmarks. Since I thought the white was too plain I decided to draw some black dots/spots on the bookmarks to make them more interesting.


Here are some additional photos of the bookmarks so that you can imagine what they look like in a book.

Foxy bookmark...




And puppy bookmark...




I'm sorry for the bad photos of the bookmarks in the book, but the lighting wasn't the best when I took them.

What I like about these bookmarks is that they really stay in the book and don't fall out so easily. 

I would like to enter my bookmarks to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Ponovno v šoli (otroško knjižno kazalo)
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Papercraft challenges: Black + white + one additional colour
Creative inspirations: Spots and dots or inky splats

Thursday, September 24, 2020

White on white

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Can you belive we are already in the last days of September? I think this month just flew by. 

The card I'm about to show you is different (in several ways) than the cards you normally see on my blog. First of all, it doesn't contain any stamped images. And second of all - it's all white. I've always admired those completely white cards, because I think they look really elegant, but I've always been "afraid" to make myself. But the other day I saw there was a "white on white" challenge, and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try to make a white Christmas card. 


My original plan was to make a white Christmas card and then just emboss a nice (Christmas) sentiment with the golden embossing powder on it. Well, that plan failed as soon as I wanted to do some stamping, because my embossing stamp pad was completely dry. So I put my thinking cap on and started looking for solution. I thought of a Stampin up rub ons that I've had in my stash for quite a while and decided to use the "joy" sentiment as the center of my card. I glued some small pearls over it. As you can see I used two different enbossing folders and corrugated cardstock to get some lovely textures on my card. I used foam pads between the layers for some extra dimension. I finished the card off with some die cuts, lace and some extra pearls.


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

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges: 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes (+ optional: include the word joy)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Paperbabe stamps: Dimensions
Yes, Virginia: September show and share
Uniko Studio: Anything goes (optional: thanks)

Friday, September 18, 2020

Celebrate

Hello, lovely people! How are you? Ready for the weekend? I sure am. I just want to stay home and relax. 

Today I would like to share with you a card I made for my friend's birthday. She's a cat person so I knew that this Wild rose studio image is perfect for the card I was making for her.


For a change I coloured the image with distress inks. I used beautiful papers from Craft and you and some gorgeous flowers from I am roses (+ some from my stash) to decorate the card. I stamped the sentiment and then went over it with Sakura gel pen to make it more sparkly.


So much for today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
I am roses: Anything goes (+ use at least 3 IAR products)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
We love Chocolate Baroque: Wings or anything goes (this time I went with anything goes)
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (+ optional best of friends) - I chose AG
The creative crafters: Anything goes
Dream valley: Embossing (wet or dry)