Saturday, April 22, 2017

Staying warm

Hey, hey! A new challenge just started at The Sketchy Challenges and this forthnight we have a sketch challenge for you. Here's what the sketch looks like.


And this is the card I made.


I'm trying to work on my Christmas cards, but so far I'm not doing very well. I think this is only the second one I've made so far. Oh my ... I inked the adorable image from TGF and coloured it with Promarkers and pencils. I used papers from Kaisercraft and some lace, pom pom trim, pearl string and sequins to decorate the card.


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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Use any image
Incy Wincy Designs: So so cute
The corrosive: Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft room: Any holiday (Christmas)
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just because

Hello my crafty friends! How are you doing? I'm enjoying warm(er) spring days. I try to go out with my little girl as much as possible, so this means I have even less crafty time than usual. But I do get some in the evenings, which is perfectly fine with me. :) 

You probably know I don't use digi stamps oftern. In fact, almost never. I have quite a collection of them though (some I won, some I bought), but they are still waiting for their turn to appear on my card(s). While I do like the fact that you can resize digi images and create the whole scenes with them, there are even more reasons I personally don't like using them too much. 
1.) I almost always print the wrong size - can't seem to get this right. *sigh*
2.) I like colouring with distress inks and watercolor pencils, and despite all the tricks and tips for colouring digi images with watercolour mediums, my ink still runs when I do the colouring. Annoying!
3.) I find it MUCH faster to stamp my image than opening word, trying to figure the right size for the image, turning on printer etc. 
4.) Ink cartrige is empty - need I say more?!

That being said, I still play with digi stamps every now and then. And just recently I made this card using the panda digi from Maria Medel Rodriguez. I made this for a lovely lady, for who I know loves this stamp. :)


I decided to use soft colours for this card; I thought that would make a nice contrast against the black and white image. I used scraps of design papers from my stash and some lace, pom pom trim and tiny pearls to embellish the card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.


So, that's it for today. See you again soon! Bye bye. :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Stamping sensations: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite card bas shape (for me that's square, because I find it easiest to decorate and add layers to it)
The ribbon girl: Card
Hiding in my Craft room: Super scraps Saturday
The corrosive: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Anything goes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter candy ... Yum!

Heya! How are you doing? I'm enjoying the warm and sunny spring days. Coffee and chats outside with friends, walks through the park ... Ahhhh, love it!!! Spring is definitely my favourite season! :)

And in spring there's also Easter. Perfect excuse to eat some (more) chocolate. :P He he. I don't make Easter cards often, but I wanted to make (at least) one this year. I like this House Mouse image and wanted to colour it. :) And I decided to make an Easter card for the new new sketch challenge at The sketchy challenges

Here's what the sketch looks like ...


I rotated the sketch and made this card ...


I used one of the adorable images from House Mouse and coloured it with Promarkers and pencils. The little Easter eggs and the sentiment banner are TGF stamps. papers are from MME. To decorate the card I used some lace, flowers and sequins from my stash.


Now it's your turn. Grab your papers, scissors and other crafting supplies and get creating. ;) I can't wait to see what you'll make! xx

Challenges: 
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Use more than one die or punch
Simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday
Deep ocean: Flowers everywhere
Noor design: Spring
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Any image
Bastel Traum: Easter/Polka dots

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some winners

Heya! This will be just a quick post ... I promised to give a small candy to someone who commented on the post I made on February 20. Well, at the end I decided to have 3 winners. :) 

As this was the candy I offered to celebrate my baby's first birthday, the first prize goes to the person who wrote the first comment on that post and that's you Samra. :) 

Second winner ...
There were 22 comments all together and I asked my hubby to pick a number (any number) from 1 to 22 and he chose no. 5 - that's you Michelle N.

Third winner ...
It kind of felt right to get Amadeja involved in the whole winner picking thing as well, so I wrote all the numbers on pieces of papers, mixed them up and put them in front of my baby girl. The first one she grabbed had no. 2 on it, so Kathleen, you are the last winner.

Congrats ladies! :) Please contact me with your mailing info - you have one week (til March 8th) to do so.

Have a beautiful day! xx

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Longing for spring

Hey there! :) Are you ready for the weekend? I am! We have a carnival here today so there will be lots of kids (and probably even some adults) dressed up everywhere. I'm not dressing up (not my thing), but I will dress up Amadeja. He he. ;) We had different ideas about what costume will we get for her; our first thought was "Jon Snow" - trust me, this costume would be perfect for her, but none of our relatives watch Game of thrones so no one would understand this costume and we really didn't feel like explaining it to everybody. Anyways, after lots of thought we decided she would be an angel this year. I know it's not original or unique, but she is our little angel, so it makes sense. :) One of our traditional masks has the "job" to chase away winter and bring spring to the country. I hope they will succeed. 

Talking about spring ... This is the new challenge theme at The Sketchy Challenges. I hope you will come play with us!

I haven't used a Magnolia image on my cards for a long, long time, so I decided I would make a card with one for this challenge.


When someone says "spring" I immediately think about flowers, butterflies and pastel tones, so I used all those things on my today's card. And I thought this cute Tilda was perfect for a spring card. What do you think? Papers I used on this card are from MME and all of the embellishments came from my stash. I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.


So much from me today. See you again soon. :) 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative inspirations: Petals and pearls (I used tiny pearls on the butterflies)
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias: Anything goes with Magnolia image

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy birthday, my sweet little girl

Exactly one year ago my life changed completely - I became a mummy to the sweetest little baby girl. A lot has happened in this year and even though it was hard at times, I would never go back. This year was magical and the joy this little girl brings into my life every day is indescribable. I love her to bits.

To celebrate this special birthday, of course we needed a special cake as well. I think I've said it before, but will say it again ... When it comes to baking, my mum rocks! So I asked her if she could make a special cake for her granddaughter. And she said she would. And boy, oh boy, she made an AMAZING cake. I could almost say she made the impossible possible. Why? Because we wanted to have a FRUIT cake in the shape of a mushroom. And she did it! Believe me, it was quite a challenge and A LOT of effort, hard work, time and love (not to mention the ingredients) went into this cake, but the result is simply stunning. But why I am just telling you this, I'll rather show you the photo (I have my mum's permission to share this cake on my blog).


After we also also added my baby's name and shaped candle (no. 1) to the cake.


Doesn't this look like a fairy house? I just LOOOOOOOOVE this cake. Love, love, love it! And it didn't only look amazing, it was also DE-LI-CIOUS. Filled with raspberries, strawberries ... Oh, yum, yum. YUM!

Ok, now that we've covered the most important thing, I'll show you the invitations that I made for Amadeja's birthday. I made two different ones and I kept them simple, but I hope you will like them.



I created shaker cards, using the CC designs scalloped rectangle die and CC designs birthday mice stamps. Aren't they adorable? Love them! I did the colouring with Promarkers and pencils. Sequins came from my stash. I created the cloud background with homemade cloud stencil and TH distress inks.

I'd like to enter my cards to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes
Bastel Traum: Birthday/birth/white and one other colour
The ribbon girl: Use any image
Die cut divas: Using red or pink
One crazy stamper: Party time
Cute card Thursday: No patterned paper
Creative inspirations: Anything goes

Are you still with me? Hope so, because I have some more sweet news from you ... I can't share cake with you (shame, I know), but I do want to celebrate this big day with you, so I will send some crafty goodies to someone who leaves a comment here. No need to share anything on your blog, but you can if you want. Also, you don't need to be a follower, though I would be thrilled if you were. I'm not telling you what's in the candy, but will tell you that I will choose a winner on the first day of March. :)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daphne with daffodil

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm doing fine. We finally got some sun yesterday and today and we used it to go for a short walk around the town earlier. The temperatures are getting higher too, which is also nice. Looks like spring will come here soon. Can't wait! :)

My baby girl is turning one later this month (goodness, where did this year went?! O.o) and I wanted to make a special birthday card for her. I brought out my favourite maja design papers (HVALA Jana!) and the super cute Daphne with daffodil stamp from Whimsy stamps. I love this image and I thought it woud be perfect for my card.


Since I wanted a shabby chic and romantic look on my card I decided to colour the image with distress inks (pads). I also used some liquid pearls (made with Viva Decor paper pen) and real tiny pearls on the wings. It's not visible in the picture (boo hoo), but I also used Wink of Stella brush on the wings and headband. I just love the shimmery look.


I decorated the card with different flowers (most of them are from I am roses and the others are from my stash), a charm, lace and I also used 2 small gems on the die cut hearts. I also used different die cuts from Cheery Lynn, Marianne design, Little darlings rubber stamps ... The tiny butterflies were made with Martha Stewart punch.



I hope you like the card. See you soon. have a wonderful day! xx

Hugs! xx

I'd like to entermy card to the following challenges:
Deep ocean: Hearts
Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up #28 (I chose photo inspiration)
Crop stop: Anything goes (Linky party #25) (brands from the store: Tim Holtz/Ranger, Viva decor, Martha Stewart, Spellbinders)
Noor design: Have a heart
I am roses: Anything goes
7 kids: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Add texture + use brands from the store (I used: Cheery Lynn, Little Darlings, Spellbinders)
Allsorts: Hearts and/or flowers