Friday, January 22, 2021

Pop-up box card for hubby

Hello everybody! Can you belive we are already in the second half of January? Goodness, time flies so fast, doesn't it? So, how has 2021 been for you this far? Good, I hope.

At the beginning of the year I was asked to be a guest designer at the Scrapping4fun challenges


I gladly accepted and am joining the team with the new AG challenge that started today. The sponsor for this challenge is DiesRUs.


Let me show you what I made...


It's a pop-up box card that I made for my daughter to give to her daddy/my husband! It's my very first pup-up box card, if I may add... I've been wanting to make one of those for a while, but most of the time I ran out of time or felt too lazy to plan this whole design. *ooops* I know there are some dies out there that make a base for the pop-up card in a couple of seconds, but I don't have any of those so I looked for some tutorials online and then made the template for the base myself. This plus creating the "things" I wanted to have in my box resulted in this pop-up box taking quite some time to complete. I really wanted to include (at least) some of the things that my hubby likes to do, so I created a small book (because he loves reading), a camera (because he likes photography) and a computer (because ... well, you know, he's a guy and he likes to spend time behind his computer :P). I have plenty of dies and stamps, but none that I could use here (go figure!), so I designed everything myself. I did hoewever use 2 sentiment stamps once the box inserts were done. Both of the sentiments and the heart image are from The Greeting Farm. On one side of the book I stamped "Best dad ever" and on the other side I stamped some hearts. "Best dad ever" actually says "best day ever", but I changed that "y" into a "d". This sentiment comes from the "Best day Anya" set. On the computer screen I stamped "You are amazing" and that sentiment is from the "Mega-mini amazing" set. Hearts are also a TGF stamp - they are from the Girl build a onesie stamp set. I finished the pop-up box with some star inserts (stars were actually die cut).

Do you have a favourite colour combo when it comes to making cards or other crafty projects? I have quite a few to be honest, but when it comes to making things for guys I very often turn to black and gold colour combination. It's so classy, don't you think so?


That's it for me today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my creation to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes + a sentiment
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Craft-alnica: Karkoli
The house that stamps built: Anything goes - J2021
Paperbabe stamps: Picture inspiration
As you like it: Favourite colour duo (when I'm making projects for men my favourite colour combination is gold and black, because I think it looks very classy and still masculine at the same time)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy 2021

Hello everybody! Happy New Year! I hope the first week of 2021 has been a good one for you. How did you spend the longest day in the year? For us it was a bit different than the previous years, because we didn't get to visit all the relatives, but it was still nice. The lil one didn't stay up til midnight, but me and my hubby did. Til about 11.30pm we watched The queen's gambit and then we turned on the regular TV. Have you watched The queen's gambit yet? I've had so many people telling me how good it was and that I really should give it a go, so I decided to watch it. And it's really not bad. What are your thoughts on it if you watched it?

I know you are most likely sick and tired of seeing all the Christmas cards already, but there is still one I'd like to show you today.


It's another card I made with the pretty papers from DCWV. And again I used the adorable Mama elephant reindeer images. I did the colouring with polychromos. I printed the sentiment from Word. It's in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays".


Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything goes (optionas: upcycle or use something new) - the silver cardstock I used behind the sentiment is from an old chocolate box
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Crafty calendar: Make it cute


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Have some chocolate

Hey hey! So we've made it, we got to the end of this strange and challenging year. While it was very different from what we probably expected when it started, I think it also thought us a lot. We learned to be more patient, made us realize what is the most important... So in my opinion not everything was bad. For me, the best thing was the fact that I got to spend more time with my hubby and my lil one. For me that was precious. That being said, let's hope for a covid-free new year. I wish each and every single one of you a very happy 2021. May it be the best year yet!

I've been wanting to colour this image for a looooooong time, but for some reason I never get around to do it - til now. I don't really do New Year's resolutions, but I've decided I will try to use stamps I've had in my stash for a while, but haven't used yet (or haven't used in a long time) for one reason or another.

I coloured the image with polychromos. The papers I used are from Maja design and the flowers are from I am roses and from my stash. I finished the card off with somecrystals, pearls, small bow and metal love charm. I thought it went perfectly with the image. Do you agree? I'm trying to be good and use what I already have in my stash before buying any new craft supplies. I wonder how long will I manage to do this. lol

That's it for me today. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
House Mouse and friends: Anything goes (optional; sparkle and shine)
Your next stamp: All wrapped up
Creative sketchy girls: Anything goes

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Have a magical birthday

Hello everybody! How was your Christmas? I hope you had a lovely day with your loved ones. We had a very relaxing day at home. We had fun with the gifts Santa brought us, we ate some yummy food, watch some Christmas movies and did a lot of cuddling. It was a perfect day!

Today I would like to show you another card that I made recently - and for a change this one is not Christmassy. Shocking, I know. :P I made this card for my friend's birthday. Since she's already received it it's safe to post it online. :) Do you like making and sending cards for/to your friends and family on their birthdays? I sure do. It's just a simple gesture to let them know you are thinking of them on their special day. 


On this card I combines some of my favourite things - gorgeous papers from Craft and you, beautiful flowers from I am roses and one of the sweetest little fairies from Mo Manning (this is a Stampavie stamp, called Birthday fairy Lee). I coloured this cutie with polychromos and I covered her wings with stickles. I love how sparkly they are! I finished the card off with some pearls, crystals and small butterflies.


So much from me today. See you again soon. :)
Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Stamping sensations: Anything with wings
Simon says stamp: Sparkle and shine
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Holiday hugs

Hello lovlies. How are you doing? 

The other day when I was writing Christmas cards my lil one came around and asked me which of those cards is for her. I explained to her that all of those cards are for our friends and family members. She looked me with those big eyes and said: "But they are so pretty. I want one too." So I promised her that I will make another card just for her so she can display it in her bedroom. She wasn't too keen about this idea, because she knew this means she would have to wait a couple of days for her card, but when I told her she could choose the image herself she agreed. :) She chose the cute snowman stamp from Stamping Bella. I also love this snowman. I thin it's very cute and I feel like he has his hands up in the air like this because he wants to give everybody a hug. :D

My lil one loves pink (who would have thought, right?! :P) so I wanted to make a card in pink tones, but I realized I don't have any pink dp that would be suitable for a Christmas card. *ooops* So I changed my plan and went for purple and torquise colour combination. And I added some yellow(ish) gold snowflakes for that extra splash of colours. The lil missy was happy with the card, which is most important.

Papers are from my stash and so are all the embellishments. I coloured the image with polychromos and added some diamond stickles on the white parts of the hat.


When I showed my daughter this card her first reaction was "wow", and then immediately followed this question: "Where are the hearts?" I had an "ummmmm" moment for a couple of seconds, because hearts were not part of the original request. Luckily I used the La La Land snowflakes (my favourite snowflake dies!) on this card and they have small heart shaped holes in them. So I showed those to my daughter and luckily she was happy with that. Now this card is displayed on a shelf in her bedroom. 

As this is my last post before Christmas, let me wish you a merry Christmas. May it be filled with love and laughter despite the strange time we are in right now. I hope you will get to spend it with your loved ones. Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Papercraft bussiness: Anything goes
ABC Christmas: Y - your favourite things (I love purple and turquoise colour combination and this snowman is one of my favourite Christmas/winter stamps and the LLLC snowflakes are my favourite snowlake dies)
As you like it: Favourite person to create for (I like to create cards for people who I know will appreciate them and one of them is definitely my daughter - each time I give her a card I made I get hugs and kisses and those are priceless for me)
Kreativ-Tanten: Christmas always comes suddenly
Christmas kickstart challenge: If it's Christmassy link it up
Creatalicious: Anything goes, optional Christmas
Yes, Virginia: December show and share

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Jingle all the way

 Hello everybody! How many of you are counting the days till THE day? Are you done with all the Christmas baking yet? I've already made several different cookies, but I think I will make another batch in a day or two. I've started thinking about what I'll make for Christmas meal as well, but haven't completely made up my mind yet. Any suggestions? What will you be making?

Here's another Christmas card that I sent out this year. I actually thought it would reach its destination by now, but it hasn't. Hopefully it will get there before Christmas.


I was lucky enough to win these adorable reindeer stamps (with matching dies) some time ago and I just knew I will have to use them on some of my cards this year. They are so cute and they make me smile. :) I coloured the images with polychromos and then cut them out with matching dies and glued them on the card.

It's hard to see in the pictures, but the big snowflake behind the images/sentiment is soooooooo sparkly. It's covered with glitters and it looks really nice in my opinion (you can see the glitters better in the second photo). However, I couldn't resist and had to add even some more bling - I used a crystal string from my stash.

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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun: Christmas/winter
Vesela hiška: Praznični čas
Allsorts: Sparkle and shine
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes with sentiment
Everybody art challenge: Animals at Christmas
2 crafty critter crazies: Anything goes with a critter

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas ...

Hey hey! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and healthy. Do you have any snow where you live? We got a few snowflakes the other day, but not much. It was all gone by the end of the day.

I am back with another holiday card. Once again I used the tree stamp from The Greeting Farm and this time I also included a sentiment stamp from the same set. 

Again I used the lovely papers from DCWV and I finished the card off with some bling. I did the colouring with Faber Castell polychromos.


So much from me today. See you again soon! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Christmas
Christmas with the cuties: Have yourself a merry little Christmas - Anything goes with optional based on a carol/song (We wish you a merry Christmas)
Let's squash it: Use any embossing folder and die
Craft-alnica: V pričakovanju božiča 
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with a sentiment)
Crafty calendar: Christmas