Friday, May 22, 2020

Sending you fairy birthday wishes

Hello everybody! How are you doing? This week I got to visit some of my friends for the first time since the lockdown. It was soooooooo nice to sit down, enjoy the lovely meal and have a looong chat. I really missed this. Things are not completely back to normal yet and there are still safety measures in place, but at least we can go out, visit friends etc. Things we were taking for granted before the covid-19 situation. 

Today I would liketo show you a card I made for my mom's birthday. 


Don't you just love these adorable fairies from Mo Manning? I totally do. I mean, seriously, look at how cute they are! They always make me smile.


I had lots of fun colouring this cutie. :) I did the colouring with Faber Castell's polychromos.

I embelished the card with some flowers, pearls and sequins.

Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cardz TV: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite embellishment (flowers, because they give the cards that extra feminine touch and make the cards more elegant)
I am roses: Anything goes
PaperBabe stamps: Picture inspiration
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Joy of sets tic tac toe: Tic tac toe (roses, things that fly, pearls)

Monday, May 11, 2020

Thank you!

Hey, hey! How are you doing? 

Today I want to show you a thank you card that I made for a friend of mine. She is an amazing person, one that you can always count on. And whenever I needed help she's been right here. I am very happy and blessed to have a friend like her. I can't want for the quarantine to be over so we can meet again for some chat and coffee and/or lunch. She's been helping me a lot with some stuff lately and I wanted her to know how grateful I am to her for everything she's been doing, so I made her this card.


I've been going over my stamps, but no matter which one I had in my hands, my mind kept going to this sweet Ellie with Dhalia from Wild rose studio. Call it fait or whatever you want, but I simply had to colour that one.

I wanted a bright and happy card, so I chose papers from one of my favourite paper packs from My mind's eye. Aren't they pretty?


I decorated the card with some lace and pearls. The sentiment is actually a sticker which I've had in my stash forever. I think it was one of the first things I bought back when I started crafting. So it really is very old. 

So much from me today. Have a beautiful day! See you soon! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Your next stamp: Lots of layers
Hero Arts: Essential kindness
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Let's craft and create: AG (optional: ribbon, lace, twine - I used lace)

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Shabby chic birthday card

Hello there! How are you doing? Things are sloooooowly starting to go to the "new normal" here; things are about to reopen etc. But there are still many safety measures in place.

I made this card for my grandma's birthday. I was thinking hard which stamp to use on the card, but atthe end I decide to make a shabby chic card without the cute images. And this is the result.


The gorgeous papers I used for this card are from Lemoncraft. Between most of the layers I used a doubble sided sticky foam to create a bit of a 3D look and give the card a bit more dimension. 


I distressed the edges of the papers and used some white gesso here and there. Between the layers I "tucked" a white paper doily.  I fussy cut the flowers from one of the sheets that came with the paper pad and layered them using the double sided adhesive foam. I printed the sentiment (it's in Slovenian and it means "happy birthday") and added it on the card. To complete the look I was going for I stamped some butterflies on the watercolour paper, coloured them with TH distress inks, fussy cut them and then glued them on the card. I finished the card by embellishing it with some lace and pearls.


Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Fabulously feminine
Allsorts: Anything goes
Virginia's "Show and share" - May show and share
Gem of a challenge: Anything goes
A vintage journey: Beautiful blooms

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Have fun today

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Good, I hope. We've been having rainy days here and I used those to go through my craft stash and do some "spring cleaning". I'm nowhere done yet, but at least I started. I've found quite a lot of things I forgot I had. *ooops* And I also found several stamped images that I never colured. Not sure why not. Hmmm... Well, I'm determined to colour those in the following weeks (months).

The first image from that pile I coloured is the one I used on the card I am about to show you. It's an adorable House Mouse image that is perfect for when you are making a birthday card.


I coloured the image with pencils and then used wink of Stella on the candles.

I'm determined to "shop in my stash" and use some of my old(er) craft supplies before I go crazy and order a whole lot of the new ones. For this card I've used some of the pretty K&Co papers that I've had in my stash since forever. I even used one of the stickers that came with the paper pad for the sentiment. Over the word "fun" I went with Wink of Stella, but unfortunately it's impossible to see the shimmer in the photos. It's very sparkly otherwise.



I embellished the card with some pearls, crystals and a paper doily.

So much from me today. I wish you a wonderful weekend! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts' patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
House mouse and friends: Anything goes (option: happy together)
Your next stamp: Lots of layers
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes
The creative crafters: Anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie stamps: Multiple layers

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Back in the Blogland

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope the COVID-19 situation is not too bad where you live and that you are staying safe.

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. I didn't intend to take a break from blogging, but I have to admit it felt good to not stress about posting, commenting etc. Or creating. I really think that break was a good thing for me - I focused more on other things and put paper crafting on break.

A lot has happened since my last post. And I mean A LOT. The biggest change is definitely my new job, which I really enjoy. Then there are also other things, but I won't bore you with those.

Even with everything that's been going on I did some crafting. Not so much, because I kept myself busy with other things, but I did some. I will show you my creations over the next weeks.

The first "after-the-break" card I want to show you is this one.


I love this "Divine" stamp from Penny Black. It took me a while to get it on a card, but I eventually did.


I coloured the image with pencils and cut it out. I used Maja Design papers on this card. I embellished the card with some butterfly sequins and pearls.

So much for today. have a beautiful day. And stay safe! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Penny Black and more: Anything goes
Allsorts: Flowers and/or showers
Your next stamp: Stripes
Craft-alnica: Fussy cut
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Have a roaring great time

Hi everybody! I hope you are doing well! It's pretty busy here right now but by the end of June everything should calm down. We just need to get through this month.

A new challenge just started at The sketchy challenges blog and this month we'd like to see ribbon, lace or twine on your creations. Easy peasy, right? :)

I made a birthday card.


I finally got to ink this adorable lion from Clearly besotted. And the sentiment is perfect too, isn't it? It made me smile. :) I coloured the image with Faber Castell polychromos, fussy cut it and raised it on foam pads for some dimension. Papers and lace are from my stash. Besides lace I also used some crystals to decorate.



I hope you will come play with us this month.

Have a beautiful day! xx

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy birthday

Hi everybody! How are you? I've been busy baking in the last couple of days, but now I will be able to rest a bit.

We are already half-way throught the current challenge at The sketchy challenges blog. This month we want to see your creations based on this sketch.


Here's the card I made...


I made the stripes with golden glittery washi tape and then I just added a layer of beautiful DCWV patterned paper. I've had the big flower in my stash for quite a while and I thought it would look well on the card. To decorate the card I also used some golden stamens and white berries. 


I hope you will come play with us.
Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Your next stamp: How does your garden grow
Stamping sensations: In an English country garden
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Patterned paper
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Crafty gals corner: May flowers
DL Art: May 2019 linky party