Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Shabby chic birthday

Hey, hey! Two cards in a row, Not something that happens often on my blog. lol But I had some free time and decided to use it for another blog post. Doesn't happen too often I have some extra free time on my fands these days so I am trying to make the best with it when "it comes around". And to be honest, I couldn't wait to share this card with you. I was so pleased with how it turned out - even though it's not my usual "cute style". I hope you will like it!

It was really fun to make a card without a coloured image for a change. But also challenging, as I had to fill that empty space some other way. So I used a lot of different die cuts from Memory box, Sizzix, Cheery Lynn ... and some gorgeous frowers from I am roses. I made the butterflies myself using the mod podge molds and mod melts. I finished the card with some lace, a metal key charm, crystal and tiny pearls. Sentiment is a stamp from Whimsy stamps. It's hard to see in the picture, but the white frame around the sentiment was first painted with gesso and then covered with crackle accents. Papers are from Maja Design.

I would like to enter my card to the follwong challeges:
Scrappy Land: Anything goes using brands of dies SL sells (I used Sizzix, Cheery Lynn, Memory Box)
Live and Love crafts: Smorgasbord (I chose B - Louise's bingo card: metal, flowers, pearls OR pink, two designer papers, pearls OR lace, vintage, pearls)
Dies are us: Anything goes using dies
Crop Stop: Anything goes (brands from the store: Sizzix, Ranger, Memory box)
Deep ocean: Anything new (new papers, new flowers)
Creative inspirations: Fabulous flowers
Noor design: Anything goes
7 kids: Anything goes
Maja design: January mood board

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Little birdie with a bauble

Heya! I hope you are not tired of seeing Christmas cards yet. I was thinking and I am mostly (but not only!) planning to make Christmas cards and 3D paper projects this year. I have quite a few birthday and everyday cards on stock, so I can take a "break" from those, however I am always in need of (more) Christmas ones. So I thought to myself "Why not make more of those through the year?". 

Here's one Christmas card I made in traditional colours - red and green. Shocking, I know. lol I like this combination, but for some reason I don't use it very often. Hmmmm ... I wonder why not. Anyways, here's the card.

I used some different design papers from my stash. The image is from WOJ and I coloured it with Promarkers and pencils.

On the snowflake I added some diamond Stickles.

To decorate the card I used some tiny pearls, pom pom trim and doily.

So much for today. Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Hanna and friends: Christmas
Sugar Pea designs. Mix it up challenge #27
Inky chicks: Anything goes
The crazy challenge: 3 of a kind (3 stars/banner flags)
Hiding in my craft room: Freestyle
Create and inspire: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sleepy Christmas

Heya! I'm back with another Christmas card. I did a Christmas card swap with one lady and I knew she liked House Mouse images, so I decided to make a card with one of those cuties. She has already received the card, so it's safe for me to post it here. :)

I wanted the image to stand out, so I "framed" it with crystals. Besides those I only used some pearls and sequins to decorate the card. Papers all came from my stash,

I coloured the image with distress inks and pencils.

So much for today. Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
House Mouse and friends: Anything Christmas goes
Dream Valley: Christmas
Hiding in my craft room: Freestyle
ABC Christmas: A - anything goes, B - blue
The crafter's cafe: Monochromatic
Dies R Us: Anything goes using die cuts
Penny Black and more: Anything goes

Monday, January 2, 2017

Playing in the snow

Hey hey! Happy New Year! :D How are you doing? Did you have a nice time celebrating New Year? We were staying at home, enjoying a quiet time together. I have to admit I didn't make it til midnight - I went to bed at 11 pm. I was just soooo tired! *sigh* Oh well, there's always another year. ;)

I still haven't showed you all the Christmas cards I sent out last year, so expect to see them in the following days; first one coming right up.

I'm sorry for the bad quality of the photo. The card was made in the late afternoon and had to go in the mail in the morning the next day, so it was dark when I took photo of it.

Again I used this adorable image by Tiddly Inks. Papers and embellishments came from my stash. I was going through my things the other day and I noticed I have so many half used (or even brand new!) stuff that I really should use those first before I buy any more. Dots on the snowflakes were made with liquid pearls.

I coloured the imafe with pencils and Promarkers. On the white parts of the dress and hat I used diamond Stickles.

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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Christmas cards all year 'round: Add a snowflake
Card Mania: Layer it
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Creatalicious: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
AnMa Creatief: Use stones

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A year in life - 2016

2016 has been a big year for me - both personally and craft related. So much has happened ...

Personally ... The biggest and most exciting thing that happened was that I became a mummy. Having a baby competely turned my life upside down - in a good way. Of course there were some difficult moments, but I am lucky to have a good man by my side who has been my rock all the way and also family that supports me.

Crafty ... I was lucky enough to be a part of two amazing design teams this year - The Greeting Farm and Crafty ribbons. I also challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone from time to time and did some different craft creations. I tried several new (to me) techniques and I met some wonderful new people. That's how lucky I was!

I am curious and excited to see what is waiting for me in the new year. I am ready for new challenges and new adventures. 

I hope 2016 has been a good year for you, but I wish that 2017 is even a better one. :)


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Spread a lil' magic

Ho ho ho! :) I hope you've been enjoying the holiday season so far. I had a wonderful Christmas with my loved ones. Did Santa left any crafty goodies for you under the Christmas tree? I think I was a *very* good girl this year, because I received several dies that I've been wanting for a while (yay!!) and also a sewing machine. I've been wanting to learn to sew for a while and now I finally have the machine to practice. Goodie! :)

I'm faaaar from sharing anything sewn with you, but I do want to share a new card that I made. And of course I had to ise some of my new dies on it too. ;)

I decided to make a card with the adorable TGF stamp set called A lil' magic. Aren't those ponies in the set sweet? And I like that the set comes with matching dies - i used the die to cut the image out.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.

To decorate the card I used some flowers, pearls and crystals from my stash. Papers are from my stash as well.

So much from me today. But before I go let me wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May 2017 only bring good stuff to you and may it be magical!!! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday December
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Art by MiRan: Anything goes
Die cut divas: Layers
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up challenge 26

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hey, hey! I just stopped by to wish you all a magical Christmas. I hope you are having a wonderful day with your loved ones! xx