Thursday, April 28, 2022

Mouse on a Christmas ornament

Hello everybody! How are you doing? We had such a beautiful weather over the last couple of days. We just had to go outside and enjoy the sun. I hope you managed to enjoy some sunshine over the weekend too.

So, what are your thoughts on CAS cards? I love them, but I barely ever make them, because I find them pretty hard to make. So I applaud to all of you who make them all the time and rock them. Well, in any case, this time I decided to go down this route too. And this is the result.

I have a confesion to make ... I have a hard time throwing away pieces of pretty design paper so I have quite a few scraps lying around. I used one of those leftover pieces on today's card. I kept the rest of the card white. On another piece of paper I stamped this adorable mouse from Wild rose studio and coloured it with my polychromos. Then I fussy cut it, put some foam pads on the back of it and glued it on the card. Under the image I stamped a festive sentiment.

Since I wanted to keep the card clean and simple I didn't add any embelishments.

That's it from me for now. Have a wonderful day! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:

Snippets playground: Challenge 426
Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!: April Rudolph days
613 Avenue create: Anything goes

Monday, March 21, 2022

Spring lollipop card

Hey hey! How are you doing? A lot has been going on here. Since spring is knocking on the door, we are using the nicer weather to go on walks, trips etc. This weekend we were quite busy, but it was fun. We met with some friends we haven't seen in a while, the little one attended a birthday party and we also went to a concert. On top of that I also did a lot of baking. As I said, it was a busy (but fun) weekend. What have you been up to?

Believe it or not, I actually managed to do some crafting lately as well. Only a short period of time at a time, but little by little and I got it done. At the very last minute if I might add. But hey, it was done in time and that is all that matters, right?  

So, without further ado, let me show you the lollipop card I've been talking about. 


I used an older Magnolia image and coloured it with polychromos. I used craft sensations paper to create rosette which is the the base for my lollipop card. Have you ever made a lillipop card? They are really fun to make and I have a tutorial here if you want to learn how to make one. :) 

I decorated the card with some flowers and a butterfly sticker. The white tulips and green leaves are from I am roses, and I made the other flowers myself - I wanted to create a daffodil and black hellebore.


I hope you like my creation. 

So much for today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my lollipop card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Pomladno cvetje (tulipani, narcisa in črni teloh)
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Fun in the snow

Hey hey! It's another foggy day in my corner of the world. You know, one of those days when you wake up but just want to go back to sleep because you don't feel like doing anything. Has that ever happened to you? That's me today. *oops* I did kick myself in the butt though to get things done. Coffee sure helped with that ... And now am I am having a lazy and relaxing evening. I'm watching (or should I say "listening to") a documentary on National Geographic while writing this post. 

Yesterday evening I finally made a card that I've been wanting to make for the last two weeks. I just haven't had the time before (or better said "I didn't take the time to do it before"). And I need to make 2 more cards in the next week. I know that's not a challenge for most of you, but it definitely is for me. I'm a super slow crafter and it usually takes me a couple of days (sometimes even more than a week *eeek*) to complete one card. Fingers crossed I will manage. 

Anyways, let me show you my newest card ...


Yup, it's wintry card again. One would think I can't even make other kind of cards anymore. But I can, I promise. ;) I made a wintry card because I really wanted to use this penguin stamp on my card. You see, this card is made for the person who gave me this stamp and I wanted her to see how I used it on a card.


As usually I did the colouring with polychromos. The papers are from DCWV paper pad. I used lots of crystals, pearls and die cuts to decorate the card. It's really sparkly in person - just the way I like it. ;) I hope you do too ...

Have an amazing day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Bleščeče snežinke
Krafty chicks: Stamp act
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Snippets playground: Challenge 421 (lots of snippets were used on this card - this time I even remembered to take some pics of some of the snippets I used :P ; mind you those were taken in the evening when I was making a card, so the quality is terrible; sorry about that)



Saturday, January 29, 2022

Special gift for a friend

Heya! How are you doing? Me, I've been having fun trying out some new things - with papers, but also other kinds of crafts and I've been experimenting in the kitchen as well. I'm keeping myself busy. ;) What other things do you like to do besides papercrafting?

A short while ago a friend of ours celebrated his birthday and I had to come up with an idea fo a gift. What do you give a man who has everything for his birthday? I was scratching my head for a little bit and then it hit me ... A trip to nostalgia! I made a plan to create a basket and fill it with some of the products that were introduced the same year our friend was born - in this case that was 1982. I was also toying with the idea of creating a sort of special basket. Browsing the pinterest for ideas, I decided to make a balloon basket. So I gathered the supplies and went to work. I had to go out and buy a balloon, but everything else I needed to make this basket (a cardboard box, scissors, decorative paper, paper straws and bbq sticks) I'd already had at home. 

With the help of google I made a list of the things I wanted to put in the basket. I decided to buy the following things:
  • Vienetta ice cream
  • Ferrero Rocher (I know that one was actually introduced in 1979, but that was just in Italy, it wasn't until 1982 that it was introduced in other parts of Europe as well, so I decided that counts too :P)
  • Ritter Sport mini chocolates
  • caffeine free pepsi
  • diet coke
  • S. King's "The running man"
Once the gift basket was complete it looked like this.


There is definitely room for improvement, but at the end of the day I was happy with how it turned out and the birthday boy liked it as well, so I think that's all that matters. I had lots of fun putting this "trip to nostalgia basket" together so I will definitely make more of them.


I'm sorry about the bad photos, but the weather was terrible when I took them. 

Have a lovely day!

I'd like to enter my gift basket to the following challenges:
River of creativity: Anything goes
613 Avenue create: Anything goes
Sognado scrap: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes

Friday, January 21, 2022

Snowball fight

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you had lovely holidays and that January has been good for you so far. I can't complain. Over the holiday season I took a short break from crafting so I could spend more time with my family and do more things with them. But now I'm slowly finding my way to my crafty place again. Currently I'm working on a special birthday present for a friend of ours. It is not finished yet, so I can't show it to you, but I promised to share some pictures of it when it's done. In the meantime I would like to share with you a winter card I made ...


How adorable are these pinguins?! Each time I look at this image I start smiling. They look ready for some winter fun (meaning: snowball fighting :P). I never shy away from the snowball fight, in fact, I much enjoy them. What about you?

I did the colouring with polychromos and I added some stickles on parts of the snowballs and snow. The papers are from DCWV. The only embellishments I used are a pearl and some small star sequins.


I used foam pads between the layers to give the card some dimension.

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite colouring medium (pencils for me, because I think they are easier to control than markers)

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Away in a manger

Hey, hey! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. We had a calm family day with some yummy food and good movies. Just the way we like it. <3

I know I'm a day late with this card, but I still hope you can enjoy it. 

For a long time I had been looking for a cute nativity stamp set, but none seemed right, but when saw this one from Paperbabe stamps I knew that was the one. I like that it gives you many possibilities on how to put the elements together.

On this card I created the scene with the holy family and a couple of animals. I raised different parts on foam pads to give the card some dimension. I did the colouring with polychromos. On a seperate piece of paper I stamped a sentiment (the sentiment is a stamp from Hobby Lobby) and glued it above the stamped scene. I finished the card up with two crystals.

I wish you a wonderful day and happy holidays! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Pixie's crafty workshop: Challenge 418 - snippets + Christmas/New Year theme (the snippet used is that light blue piece of paper, I think it was just about a cm longer than what I used on a card)
NBUS: Challenge 33 (I've never used this nativity stamp set before)
Girlz creative: Christmas
Ally's angels: Anything goes

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Happy holidays

Hello! The big day is just around the corner. Are you excited? I can't wait. Do you have any special tradition for that day? We watch Mr Bean Christmas while eating some yummy food. :) I already have this year's menu planned (well, most of it anyways). And I've already baked most of the cookies. Just one more batch to go. Do you make all the food yourself or do you prefer to buy things in the store so your don't have to worry about that and can relax?

Have you sent all your Christmas cards yet? I have and most of them were already received. Just 2 or 3 that went overseas are still on their way. But I hope those will show up before the big day too.

The card I'm about to show you has already reached its destination. Here it is ...

I was really happy with how this card turned out. I used different stamps from MFT which I fussy cut to create a scene. I did the colouring with polychromos. On the Christmas tree decorations I added some stickles, beause I wanted to make it more festive. :) I embellished the card with some lace, die cuts and a small  wooden star and a pearl. The sentiment is in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays".


Have a magical holiday season wherever you are. All the best to all of you! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Metuljčica ustvarja: Osmi veselo decembrski izziv: karkoli prazničnega iz potiskanega papirja
Stempelgarten: Decorate the Christmas tree
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Merry Little Christmas: Anything goes
Christmas with the cuties: Meet me under the mistletoe (make a card for someone special) - this card was made for my parents
Do-Al(l) Kreatives: It smells a lot like Christmas
Kleuren met potloden: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite Christmas sentiment ("happy holidays" (or Slovenian version of that, which is "vesele praznike"), because it covers the whole holiday season, not just that one day and I know not everybody celebrates Christmas so by using the "happy holidays" sentiment I avoid offending someone)