Monday, February 1, 2016

A touch of red

Good morning my crafty friends! How are you doing? I hope everything is well with you. Can you believe that January is gone already? I don't know about you, but for me this month just flew by. But I have to say that I am very excited that February is finally here. It means I'll get to see my little baby soon. Can't wait! She's due in the middle of February. :)

But don't worry, I won't start babbling about babies in this post. ;) I'm here to tell you about the new challenge that just started at The Greeting Farm blog. This month we'd like to see a touch of red on you your card, along with any of the cute images from TGF. Valentine's day is just around the corner, so you can make a Valentine's card if you want to, but it's not a must. Just be sure to use some red on your creation, that's all. :)

I had a play with two sets that were part of January release - Dollie with letter and Magical friends


Ok, so you can see Dollie, but you are probably wondering where did I use the Magical friends set, right? See the heart background behind Dollie? The heart is a stamp that comes with the Magical Friends set and I just randomly stamped it around on the white cardstock to create the background. :) Other heart papers came from my stash and so did the glittery dots I used in the corners. The heart ribbon is from Crafty ribbons.


I coloured Dollie with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. The embossed hearts I used on the card were hand cut from a white cardstock, inked a bit with TH distress ink and embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder.


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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges: 
Bastel Traum: Valentine
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Hearts
CRAFT: Love/Valentine's/Anniversary
Art by MiRan: Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers: With love
Sweet stampin': Valentines
The ribbon girl: Love
Simon says - Monday challenge: Love is in the air + use red
Noor design: Love

Friday, January 29, 2016

Birthday boy

Hey, hey! How are you doing? I hope everything is fine with you. Can you believe January it's nearly over? Goodness, this month just flew by. I'm getting more and more excited about my baby coming to this world soon. Can't wait to hold my little princess in my arms. Just a little bit longer ...

Anyways, I'm here today to share with you a card that I made for my hubby's nephew who celebrated his 2nd birthday in December. I'm always struggling with man/boy cards, but when I saw the Birthday boy stamp from The Greeting Farm I knew immediately what I want to make and I realised that making boy cards isn't THAT scary after all. ;)


For this card I used papers from Authentique and from my stash. As it was a boy's card I didn't want to add flowers or butterflies or other girly embellishments, so I used some die cut stars, buttons, ribbon and paperclips to embellish the card. I also used some chat clouds from Pinkpaislee. In the middle of one of them I stamped a sentiment which is in slovenian and means "sincere congratulations". 


The circle behind the image was embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss dots embossing folder. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Giotto and Faber Castell pencils.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day! Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes + option add 3 of something (3 stars, 3 buttons)
Tuesday throwdown: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Celebrations
Crop Stop: Anything goes (from the store: Authentique papers, Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Pink Paislee chat clouds)
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite one or multi layered project (multi layers for me, because I love the dimension you can create with all the layers, I also like to combine different papers )

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fabulous flowers

Heya! :) How's it going? Hope you've been enjoying the year so far. I can't complain, everythinghas been fine so far. I'm enjoying my time off and doing lots of crafting. I'm being extra organized this year - I'm even surprising myself. I just wonder how long will that last - knowing me probably not very long. lol

Anyways, a new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons blog. It's a nice and easy one - fabulous flowers (+ ribbon). I don't know about you, but I love using flowers on my creations. Usually I use quite a few.


I've had this floral paper in my stash for quite a while and I'm glad I finally put it to some use. As my main image I decided to use this adorable Double cupcake Anya from the TGF. I reeeeeally like this image. She's a cutie, isn't she?


She's coloured with Promarkers, and Giotto and Faber Castell pencils. On her hair accessories, parts of the cupcake and on the bow on her dress I also used diamond stickles.


The big red flowers are from my stash and all the other flowers were made with Tattered Lace die. The white doily is store bought and the kraft doily was made with my new Cheery Lynn die. Corner is a LLLC die. Gems and pearls came from my stash and ribbons are from Crafty ribbons store - I used this one and this one.

That's it from me today. Hope you'll come join our challenge! :)
Bye bye! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Penny Black and more: One for the girls
Stamping sensations: Anything goes with a die
Allsorts: Girly and sparkly
The crazy challenge: Ribbons
The cutie pie: Krafty cuties
The ribbon girl: Any image
Hanna and friends: Die cuts
Cupcake inspirations: Photo inspiration

Friday, January 15, 2016

TGF January release and blog hop

JANUARY NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

ReleaseDay


Happy Friday everyone! It’s finally here…..RELEASE DAY for our new JANUARY stamps!! We had previews of these awesome stamps the last few days, and NOW they are available in The Greeting Farm Store. Since it’s Release Day we are having a BLOG HOP, where 1 lucky person will win this entire release!

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then go to the TGF Blog to let us know you completed the hop. You have until Monday, January 18th at 12pm CST to leave your comments below. We will announce our random winner by the end of next week!

TGF Design Team:

AMY

CEBELICA - you are here

DANNI

JESS

LIZZY

RACHEL

THE GREETING FARM BLOG

I made another card with the Eggstra special stamp set. I was going to use the sweet little chicken that comes with the set, but I just couldn't resist that cute little bunny. I had to use that little fluffy fella again.


Again I kept the design of my card very simple. I just used some green and white cardstock. White cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder and then raised on foam fads for some extra dimension. 

I used 5 different stamps from the set on this card, as well as 2 matching dies (for the bunny and for the banner).  I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils.


We’ll have more inspiration in the upcoming week using these awesome new stamps! Don’t forget you have until Monday, January 18th, 12pm CST to leave your comments below.

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers: Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Add dimension
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Through the purple haze: Anything goes
Inky chicks: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Anything goes
Crafty calendar: Something new (new stamps)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

TGF preview day - day 3, Eggstra special

Heya! It's the last preview day of the TGF newly released stamps and dies. All of them will be released this Friday, January 15, so be sure to hop to the TGF store then. The stamp and die set that we are showcasing today is my favourite of the new release. Just wait til you see it ... Cuteness overload, I'm telling you. I went all "awwwww" when I saw it.


I made a CAS card for a change, because I *really* wanted to make this cute little bunny stand out. Isn't he adorable?! I'm not a big fan of fussy cutting, so I love the fact that this stamp set comes with matching dies. What a time saver!


As I said, I wanted the bunny stand out, so I raised it on foam pads. This gives the card some dimension as well. Behing the bunny I stamped some tulips that also came with the set. All of the colouring was done with Faber Castell pencils and Promarkers. On tulips I also used Stickles for some extra bling.


The sentiment came with the set too, as well as did that little heart I stamped next to the sentiment. I used my Sakura gelly roll pen to go over the sentiment to give it a bit of a sparkly look.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cards und more: One layer card
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Something new (new stamps)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TGF preview - day 2, Dollie with letter

Hey there! Welcome to the second day of preview of the newly released goodies from The greeting farm. Today we are showing you projects we made with sweet Dollie with letter, that is - imho - perfect for the Valentine's cards, anniversary cards etc. Everything to do with love and romance really. ;) She comes with a couple of sentiments (one of which I used on my card as well), which is perfect. At first I was going to make a card in red tones with lots of hearts, but then I changed my mind a little and chose completely different colours for my card.


I coloured Dollie with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. 


The sentiment came with the stamp set. 

Hearts were cut with Xyron dies. Sequins and papers came from my stash and ribbons are from Crafty ribbons. I kept the card pretty simple, because I wanted the image to stand out. I raised Dollie on foam pads to give the card some extra dimension.

See you again tomorow for the third (and last) preview day. Bye bye! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
ABC challenges: Y is Your choice
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
Die cut diva's: New technique/die/stamp/color (new stamp for me)
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Something new (new stamp)
Inky impressions: All things new (new stamp)
The paper shelter: Punches and/or dies
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Hearts

Monday, January 11, 2016

TGF preview - day 1, Magical friends

Good morning my crafty friends. Today is the first preview day of the newly released stamp set at The greeting farm. I love the whole new release, all of the images are so darn cute. Trust me, when you see them, you'll want to just run to the store. :D The stamp set we are showcasing today is called "Magical friends". Here's what I made with it.


Seriously, how cute is this unicorn?! I love it!!! I like shaker cards, but for some reason I don't do them very often. So I decided to challenge myself and make one with this set. I have lots of sequins and I'm glad I'm finally putting some of them to use.


I wanted the image to stand out, so I kept the background white, I just used Cuttlebug's embossing folder to make the dotty pattern. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I also used Stickles on the unicorn's hair to make it more sparkly and more magical. :)

The sentiment and the little star is part of the set as well. What I also like about this set is that it came with matching dies. Which means no fussy cutting - this saves a lot of time. I used the die for cut out the unicorn. :)

Hope you like my today's card. Be sure to also visit my teammates' blogs, because they have more gorgeous creations to share with you. 

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creatalicious: Something old, something new (new stamps, old sequins)
The crafter's cafe: Square card
Crafty calendar: Something new (new stamps)
The Paper Nest Dolls: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Craft Heaven shop: Something old, something new (new stamps, old sequins)
Cute card Thursday: Hey, what's new (new stamps)
Fab'n'funky: Something new (new stamps)
Penny Black and more: One for the girls