Thursday, April 24, 2014

Anything but a card

Hey hey! It's Thursday again. And you know what that means, right? Yup, it means that we have a new fun challenge for you at Crafty ribbons. :D This week we want you to make anything but a card. So put on your thinking cap and think of what you want to make. I've decided to make an origami box to give away to a friend of mine for Easter.

This box has been on my "things to try" list for a while and now I've actually come around and made it. :) You can find the tutorial here.

The beautiful papers are from Sandylion's Disney paper pad. Flowers, butterfly, doily and pearls are from my stash. Pink ribbon and lace are from Crafty ribbons.

Once the box was finished I filled it with chocolate eggs. Yum yum! :)

I hope you like my box and that you'll come play with us.
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my box to the followin challenges:
The corrosive challenge blog: Pretty pastels
Bearly mine: Spring
Craft-alnica: Embosiranje
ABC challenges: J-just as you like it
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
The rubber buggy: Softer pastel colours of Easter
Stamp and create: Spring flowers
Crafty calendar: Things with wings
Live and love crafts: Chocolate (this box is - or I should better say *was* - filled with yummy chocolate eggs :D)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bunny hop - last day

Good morning! Did you have a nice Sunday I sure hope you did! I had a nice time and I ate a looot of yummy food. 

It's the last day of our bunny hop at Crafty ribbons. One of the ladies from the DT that are participating in today's hop have a bunny hidden on their blog and one lucky person, who will leave a comment on that blog will win a yummy prize that the bunny left there. So be sure to leave a comment on all DT posts as well as on the main blog. Also, some of the ladies from the DT have ribbon prizes on their blogs as well, so you really don't want to miss that.

You should have arrived here from Anke. But if you just started the hop or you got lost in the way, you can find all the stops from the hop on the Craty ribbons inspiration blog.

Since the last couple of days has been all about the bunnies (and eggs) I decided to make a project with a bunny too. 

I got this idea from Pinterest some time ago. Isn't it too cute? I love this bunny and his big fluffy tail. He he. This project was really simple. The last time I was in Ikea I bought a set of white frames and I altered one for this project. A friend of mine kindly die cut some of these florals for me so I could use them on my project. The bunny's tail is a pom-pom which I made. The butterflies are cut from the gorgeous butterfly ribbon that you can find in the Crafty ribbons store.

Your next stop is Marianne's blog.

Bunny hugs to all of you! xx

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bunny hop - day 3

Hey hey! First of all I'm sorry for not being the best blogging buddy right now. I've been covered with work so my free time is very limited. I promise to do some blog hopping as soon as the things settle down a bit.

However, despite the busy scheddule at work, I took last Saturay (April 12) off. I really needed to have a fun and relaxing day. And that's exactly what I had. Last weekend there was a chocolate festival in one of the towns in my country. And I wasn't going to miss it. I mean, seriously, miss all that chocolate?! Wasn't gonna happen. ;) It was a fantastic day and I got to taste sooooo much different chocolates and chocolate deserts. Yum, yum, yum! It was awesome! Definitely something I want to attend next year again. 

Anyways, it's Easter Sunday soday so let me wish you all a very happy Easter. I hope the Easter bunny hid some (chocolate) eggs for you and maybe even left you one or two crafty thingies. ;) Do you have any special traditions for Easter? At my family, we've always been having Easter breakfast at my grandma's house. And it's the same this year. And later today me and my sweetie are having lunch at my parents' (this is not a tradition though). So I am having a lovely day with my loved ones. Just as it should be for holidays, right?

Also, did you know that we are having a bunny hop at Crafty ribbons? The DT is showing some wonderful creations and we also have prizes. :) So hop over to the Crafty ribbons inspiration blog and check what my teamies made. Plus, feel free to leave your details with Mr. Linky if you want to win some goodies.

My today's project isn't Easter related, but I hope you like it anyways. I decided to alter one of the mini notepads that I bought quite some time ago.

To alter this notepad I used scraps of papers from my stash and 3 different ribbons from Craft ribbons - baby ribbon - 3 mm pearl pink, baby ribbon sheer dots/apple and 25 mm sheer ribbon. The butterfly is an Inkadinka stamp. I used my punches for the border and smaller flowers and the bigger flower and flourishes were die cut.

Bunny hugs to you! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Creative card crew: Spring
Simon says - Monday challenge: Winged things
Loves rubberstamps: Easter or spring (I chose spring)
Simon says - Wednesday challenge: Animal antics
Rhedd and Rosie's challenge blog: Anything goes
Crafty Catz: B is for ... (butterfly)
My craft creations: Anything goes
Totally gorjuss: Die cuts/punches

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Angels we have heard on high

Heya! How are you doing? Have you had a good week so far? Mine's been very busy so I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Not only because I can relax a bit, but also because I am going to the chocolate festival (if it's not raining that is). For a chocoholic like me that'll be like heaven on earth. He he.

Some time ago I made this Christmas card, using a sweet Flying angel Tilda. 

I really like red, white and gold colour combination, but for some reason I don't use it very often. However, I think it's perfect for Christmas cards. I've had this corrugated cardstock and the gold cardstock (the one I used for decorative borders) in my stash for what seems like forever so I'm really happy I put them to some use. The pretty cardstock with stars is from Folia. The white piece of cardstock which I used behind the image was embossed with Anna Griffin's embossing folder. See the red gifts behind the image? That's actually a trim/ribbon, which my sweetie bought me around Christmas. It's from Folia. The pom-pom ribbon and gold thread came from my stash. I used Nellie Snellen dies for the stars. The music paper is from my early teen years, when I was going to music school. I still have quite some of the music sheets left and they come really handy when I'm making cards. He he. The string of gold gems was cut from a gold mesh that I had in my stash. The buttons are from Crafty ribbons.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Tilda's town: Clean and layered or fussy and fancy
Marvelous Magnolia: Ribbon or bow
Time for Magnolia: Anything goes with Christmas
Allsorts: No flowers
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Stamping sensatons: Use those dies and/or punches
My mum's craft shop: Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas challenge: Inspired by a Christmas carol/song (Angels we have heard on high)
CRAFT: Christmas

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Welcome spring

Heya! I hope you are fine and that you've been enjoying your week so far. I've been pretty busy with work, but I had some "me time" as well. On Saturday morning I went to the hairdresser and had my hair shorten - quite a bit if I may add. It's a big change, but I'm happy with the new haircut. I wonder why it took me so long to get  to the hairdresser! I was supposed to go to a school dance on Saturday evening (that's why I made the appointment at the hairdresser at the first place), but I got some terrible news just a couple of days ago (my dear friend lost a battle to leukemia), so I stayed at home.

On a happier note, the spring has finally come which means there are many sunny days ahead, the flowers are blooming, days are longet etc. Gotta love spring! So I decided to make a spring card for the "anything goes with ribbon" challenge that just started at Crafty ribbons blog.

I inked this adorable Tilda and coloured her with Promarkers. Around the image I stamped with Arty stamp from Kaisercraft and sprinkled some gold embossing powder.

Some flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and the rest are from my stash. Doily and pearls are from my stash as well. Papers are from Wild rose studio. The big butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die and the small butterflies were made with my craft punch. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons - you can find it here.

I hope you will come play with us!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids challenge blog: Anything goes
A creative romance: Spring flowers
The rubber buggy: Spring flowers
Simply Magnolia: Bingo (pink, punches and/or die cuts, flowers)
Tilda's town: Flowers
Time for Magnolia: Flowers everywhere
Stamp and create with Magnolia: Spring flowers
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia: Girls only
Divas by design: Anything goes
The cutie pie: Cute with dies and punches
The ribbon girl: Girly - Magnolia only

Monday, March 24, 2014

Joyeux Noel

Good morning. A new week just started so it seemed appropriate that I post a new card on my blog as well. It's another Christmas card that I made a short while ago. However, this one is a bit more vintage than the previous one.

I got the inspiration for this card from Tina. I love her style. All her projects are always so detailed and have this vintage feel. Love them! So if you haven't visited Tina's blog yet, you might want to stop by to see some shabby gorgeousness.

But enough babbling, let me rather show you my card ...

Earlier this year I got my hands on this gorgeous Vintage Christmas stamp set from Stempelglede that I've been wanting for a looong time. And now I have it thanks to one very sweet person. Yay! :D The image I used on this card is from this stamp set. Papers are from my stash. I sprinkled some embossing powder around the paper as well (see corners/edges). From behind the bow you can also see peeking some bead strings. Those are from my stash. And so is the doily that's peeking from behind the image.

I also used lots of lace and ribbons from my stash on my card. Sequins and pearls came from my stash as well.

One of my favourite ribbons is a tan satin ribbon from Crafty ribbons. I used it to make this big bow for the card. In the center of the bow I glued the foam heart that I've had in my stash for ages.

In the left upper corner I added some wooden snowflakes and a crochet embellishment.

I hope you like my today's card.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craft all day: Anything goes
Craft-Dee bow: Anything goes + handmade bow
A creative romance: Seeing double
Inky chicks: Lace up your card
Creative inspirations: Vintage/shabby chic
Sparkles Christmas challenges: More than 3 embellishments
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Monochrome
Card and scrap: Use lace and/or ribbon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Is it too early for Christmas cards?

I guess you could answer with yes or no. I mean, it's only March so Christmas is still faaaaar away, but at the same time, making all the Christmas cards in November/December never really worked out for me. So for me it's definitely better to start working on Christmas cards early, even if this means March. I've made a couple of those in the last week or so, but I won't show you all at once (I know, I know, I'm bad; he he :P). Today I'd like to show you a Tilda Christmas card.

I used the adorable Flying angel Tilda image for the center of my card and coloured her with distress inks. 

The papers are from Magnolia and Folia. I used lots of lace and ribbon on this card. They all came from my stash. The found the bead string I used around the image at the wedding department in one of the stores the other day. Pearls and feathers are from my stash. 

I used LLLC poinsettia dies for the flowers, Spellbinders scalopped circle and circle dies and Sizzix die for the small snowflake that I put in the center of my bow.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Deep ocean: Lace and pearls
Divas by design: Use Magnolia stamp
CRAFT: Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's: Patterned paper
Stampin' for the weekend: Anything goes
Crafty little fairies: Things with wings
7 kids college fund: Anything goes with die cuts
Sparkles Christmas challenge: More than 3 embellishments