Monday, April 20, 2015

Hop, hop

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I was at work the whole day today and I am exhausted. I can almost hear the bed calling my name. But before going to "Zzzzz land" I just wanted to show you this gift bag that I made.


I used the adorable Hopping raccoon stamp from Whimsy stamps. This little guy makes me smile and I just wanna hop along. :)


I did the colouring with distress inks. All of the papers and embellishments came from my stash.


And here's also the side view.


Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my gift bag to the following challenges:
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Seeing stars
Sweet stampin': Anything but a card
Hiding in my craft room: Freestyle
Crafty creations: Seeing spots
Creatalicious: Embossing
Sparkles: Ribbons and buttons
7 kids college fund: Anything goes + optional twist spring colours
Ladybug crafts: Anything goes

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Altered box

Hello my crafty friends! I hope your week has been good so far. I had a long and pretty stressful Monday, but now thins are calming down a little. But luckily the weekend is just around the corner.

A new challenge just started at Crafty ribbons blog and this time we want to see your round creations. My first thought was to make a round card, but I don't really have any big(ger) round dies, so I thanged my mind and decided to alter a round box.


I went to the craft store and bought a small white round box which I was going to decorate. The whole box was originally plain white so I used some beautiful patterned papers to cover it. I left the inside white, but other than that I covered the whole box with lots of pretty embellishments. 


First I decorated the lid. To do that I used TH harlequin stencil, home-made texture paste (I used Pamellia's recipe - thank you for sharing it girl!!), doily, lots of flowers, pearl string, lace, buttons and beads. And a butterfly - of course. ;)


I think some flowers are from Wild orchid crafts and the others are from my stash. Butterfly was stamped with multi coloured ink pad and cut out with my scissors. Buttons, doily, pearl string and beads came from my stash. All of the lace is from Crafty ribbons.


I also made a video about this project. Feel free to check it out if you want to. 


Anways, that's all from me today. I hope you'll come play with us. I would love to see your round projects. :)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my box to the following challenges:
Wags 'n Whiskers: Buttons
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Recipe (anything but square + include pink, lace, pearls)
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes with a twist of spring
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whimsy April release hop - day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
April Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 15 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new  Mi Ran Designs and Krista Heij-Barber.

I made another small card and on it I used the sweet Ceclilia from Mi Ran Designs.


I kept the card pretty simple because I wanted the image to stand out. I punched some butterflies and flowers to decorate my card with and I also used a few gems. In the back I used a doily. The bigger butterfly was made with Whimy butterfly border die.


I coloured the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. 



PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Maya Go - you are here


See you again tomorrow for our third day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! :)

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Brown sugar: Distress
Sister act: Anything goes
Stamping sensations: Pretty in pink
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
The paper nest dolls: Anything goes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Whimsy April release hop - day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our ...
April Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 15 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new  Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn.

I made a mini card for today. And it's a CAS one too. I know, hard to believe. ;)


At first I was thinking about making a tag, but I changed at the very last minute so I made a mini card instead. Perfect way to use those scraps of papers you have in your stash - and that's exactly what I did. :)


I used the new image from Lizzy Love. It's called Millie's big game. It comes with the sentiment I used on my card. 




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Maya Go - you are here


See you again tomorrow for our second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! :)


I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty challenge blog: Anything goes
Love to scrap: Dots or stripes
Little miss Muffet: Anything goes
Crafty calendar: Add a sentiment

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fluttering by

Hey, hey! :) How are you doing? I'm enoying the beautiful sunny weekend we are having here. It's getting warmer and warmer days are long again. Love it! I've already seen some people wearing t-shirts yesterday. Ummmm ... It's not SO warm just yet in my opinion (actually, it could be, if it wasn't windy), but it'll soon be. Can't wait!

Today I'd like to show you a new card that I made. it was inspired by the beautiful spring days, so you will see bright colours, butterflies and flowers. :)


See, I told you. ;) I thought these gorgeous papers from Authentiqu would be perfect for my card. I also used some white and kraft cardstock and several different embellishments. Pearls, flowers and doilies came from my stash and the ribbons came from Crafty ribbons


I really like this image from TGF. It's called Flutter Anya and I think it's so darn cute! I coloured her with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. I covered the wings with glitter glue. You know me - I love my glitter glue. ;)


I cut the image out with my scissors and placed it on foam pads for some extra dimension.

Well, that's it for today. See you again tomorrow. :) Have a beautiful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The greeting farm: Oh so girly
Scrap & craft: Frame it
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): April showers or spring flowers
Creative inspirations: A trio of ... (flowers, pearls)
Allsorts: Bingo (ribbon, flowers, die cuts)
The ribbon girl: Add ribbon or lace
Deep ocean: Things with wings
Noor design: Anything goes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy spring!

Hey hey! How was your Easter? Did you have a nice time? Did Easter bunny bring you any yummy chocolate eggs? On Sunday we went to my grandparents for breakfast and to my parents for lunch. It was lovely. Then yesterday we had a nice and calm day at home (yesterday was a holiday here as well). The weather yesterday was the stranges I've ever seen. It was changing every 5 minutes - literally. First it was sunny, then all of the sudden it started raining, then sun again, then snow!!!, then sun again ... Crazy, I'm telling you! 

Well, at least that gave me a good excuse to go to my craft corner and do some crafting. Here's what I made.


It's another gift bag. :) I used papers from Authentique and Folia and the cute Skunk with rose image from Whimsy stamps. I did the colouring with distress inks. The butterflies were cut with Whimsy butterfly border die and the flowers, doilies and pearls came from my stash. For the handles I used a beautiful gold stain ribbon from Crafty ribbons. You can get it from the value bag or ribbon pack. Both of those are available at amazing price so be sure to check them out.


And here's also the side view. 

I hope you have a wonderful day ahead of you!
Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my bag to the following challenges:
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Kit and clowder: Flowers
Craft stamper: Take a technique: colour
613 avenue create: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Loves rubberstamps: Anything goes

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fairy Lily

***If you are looking for the Crafty ribbons Bunny hop please click here.***

Heya! I'm back with another card. 2 card on the same day - definitely not something that happens often on my blog. ;)

I was invited to be a guest designer at ArtbyMiran challenge blog and of course I gladly accepted the invitation, because I really like their images. I got to play with the sweet Fairy Lily image and here's the card I made with it.



I've used lots of scraps of paper that I've had in my stash for a while. Flowers, doily and pearls came from my stash and ribbons are from Crafty ribbons. 

Isn't this image cute?


I did the colouring with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. On the wings I used some glitter glue. I have to admit that I was a bit scared of how will I colour this cutie - especially the hair seemed extra scary to me. But I was happy with the result at the end. :)


I hope your day is filled with sunshine!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Loves rubberstamps: Use your favourite embellishments (flowers, pearls, ribbon, doily)
Emerald faeries: Spring flowers/Easter
Creatalicious: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Card mania: Flowers
Everybody art challenge: Anything goes
Paper creators crafts: Flowers
DL Art: April linky party
Scribble and scrap: Anything goes