Thursday, March 31, 2011

Something new - again

Hello everybody! *waves* I hope you had a lovely Thursday. Just a little bit longer and weekend will be here again. I'm already looking forward to it. What about you? Do you have any plans for the weekend yet? I actually don't. I think I'm just going to relax a bit a do some crafting. That doesn't sound too bad, right? ;)

Anyways, as the title of the post says, today I have something new to show you. Yes, again. I told you I like trying new things. ;) Today I made a box with an easel card on top.

So, what do you think? I had so much fun making this! I think it'll be perfect for a birthday gift. I just don't know who is going to get it yet. lol As you can see I made it all in "spring feeling". Butterflies, flowers, spring colours ... I was really pleased with how it turned out. I used Inkadinkado Fluid Motion stamps and Stampabilities Faded text background stamp, ribbon, lace, confetti, crystals and flowers from my stash. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz's Brushed Corduroy distress inks. Also the inside of the card and the tag in the inside were colored with Tim Holtz's distress inks - Spun sugar and Shabby shutters. Same distress inks I used on the bow - for the bow I originally used white satin ribbon, but it was too white, so I inked parts of it with distress inks. On the butterfly I used Diamond stickles to give it a bit glittery look, though it's impossible to see this in the pictures. :S I took a closer look of the butterfly so there you can see a LITTLE glitters. In reality it's more sparkly, plus confetti and crystals (when the card is opened) add some bling to the card as well. Papers are all from my stash too. I also used Spellbinders circle dies and Spellbinders tag die (from the Fancy tags pack).

Here are a couple of close up pictures ...

I hope you can see glitters on the butterfly. It looks so much better in real life. More sparkly. I'm sorry I couldn't take better picture of this. *sigh*

I would like to enter this card/box to the following challenge:
The shabby tea room: Colour inspiration + flowers
Crop stop: Shine on
Fab'n'funky: Shabby chic
Charisma cardz: Bling and sparkles

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Feeling Christmassy

I made another Christmas card today. I should probably concentrate on making more Easter cards, since Easter isn't very far away anymore, but I really enjoy making Christmas cards. And besides, to be honest usually I am not sending out many Easter cards, but I am sending out LOTS of Christmas cards. And I want to make sure this year I have enough, not like last year when I was short on them. *sigh*

This is the card I made. The image is a free coloring by Elizabeth O. Dulemba (she has many lovely free coloring pages on her site). Isn't it cute? I really like it! I colored the image with Faber Castell and Jolly pencils. The papers I used are from Provo craft holiday package. Stickers are from Craft creations and ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Bah! Humbug!: Christmas trees
Sparkles Christmas challenge: Red and green
Secret crafter Saturday challenge: Christmas in spring
Winter Wonderland: Oh baubles
The sweet stop: Sketch

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Something a bit different

Do you have any thing that you do while you'r ecrafting? I know some people watch TV, some listen to the music etc. I am a music person. I listen to the music more or less all the time, not matter what I'm doing. So when I am crafting I always have my radio on (or sometimes Youtube if I want to listen to one song over and over again). One of the songs that I just love listening to at the moment is this one ...

My favourite songs are changing all the time, but there are some that stay on the "top list" all the time. I think this one will be one of those.

And now let me show you what I've been making. I tried something new again - I just love learning and trying new things. This time I made cupcake. My very first cupcake. I haven't made any of those yet. Not even those you can eat. Would you believe I have never even tried a cupcake inmy life? I know, I must be living in the Moon, right? ;) I have a few recipes, so I really have to try and make them soon.

Anyways ... The cupcake I'm going to show you today is just decorative. My mum had one exam and she passed it so I wanted to make something for her. First idea I had was to bake her something, but I've already done this for Mother's day which was just a few days ago. So this cupcake was a great alternative. :) You probably want to finally see the cupcake I'm talking so much about, right? ;) Here ya go ...

These are so fun and so easy to make! If you haven't tried making one already, give it a try. You'll see you'll have fun! :) I followed this tutorial here. I used Provo Craft paper and ribbon and flowers from my stash. :)

I would like to add this cupcake to the following challenges:
Simply create: Do it yourself
Crafts and me: Anything goes
Craft us crazy: Cupcakes and/or celebration
Pink gem challenge: Anything but square
Bling it on: Anything goes

Monday, March 28, 2011

Angel Tilda

Hello everybody! I hope your week started off well. And I definitely hope you had nicer weather than we - here's been cloudy and rainy. Yuck, yuck, yuck. I felt like sleeping most of the time. I wasn't feeling like doing anything really, I just wanted to sleep. Or daydream - something I tend to do a lot too. But nonetheless I still managed to do some crafting. For the first time ever I inked this gorgeous Angel Tilda stamp.

Isn't she adorable? I love Magnolia stamps and this one is one of my favourites. I already have an idea for Christmas card with this cutie. He he.

For this card I used DP that I got from a friend of mine, so unfortunately I have no idea about the company. I wish I did though, because I just love them and I only had one sheet of each. *sigh* All the embellies (ribbon, lace, pearls and flowers) are from my stash. I also used a paper doily lace, which I colored with Tim Holtz's Brushed corduroy distress inks. Tilda is colored with Promarkers and I used glitters on her wings to make them sparkle. I really like how this turned out. There are also some glitters on the edge of the doily, but I think that's a bit hard to see in the picture. I followed the sketch from Wild orchid blog, but I turned it upside down.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Wild orchid challenges: Sketch
7 kids college fund: Pink and flowers
Papertake weekly: Mother's day or just be girlie
The pixie cottage: Sketch and/or sparkle (I decided for "sparkles")
Simon says: Mother's day/girlie
Do you stack up: Shine on
Whoopsi daisy: Glitz and glitter
Pixie dust studio: Let's go to the movies (almost every time I see angels I think of "City of angels", a beautiful movie that I've seen many times already but I still cry every time I watch it)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another birthday card

Can you believe it's Sunday already? Where did the weekend go?! Do you also have the feeling that time flies by incredibly fast when you're having fun and are enjoying yourself?

Over the night from Saturday to Sunday we moved our clocks forward. I've never been to keen of this, I kinda have the feeling I was "robbed" of one hour of sleep. I never complain when we move our clock backwards in autumn though. That change I like. :P Surprisingly I didn't feel to tired during the day today. And I actually managed to do some crafting. :D

Yeah, yeah, another birthday card.But this time I went for "not-so-cute" look. I have had thiscake stamp from Folia for a while, but have only used it once til now. My grandma's birthday is coming up soon so I think I might give this card to her. She always make me promise that I won't buy anything for her birthday, but she never says anything about making her something. ;) I already have a card, now I need to put my thinking cap on and figure out the rest. If you have any ideas, please don't hesitate to share them with me. :)

I used Provo craft and K&Company papers for this projects, some pearls and ribbon from my stash. The image is colored with Promarkers and Faber Castell and Jolly pencils.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
My time made easy: Sketch
Bizzy Becs store: Colour inspiration

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Enjoying the sunny days

As I have already told you, we had a very nice warm sunny day yesterday. And it was also a Mother's day. So instead of going to the store and buying my mum something, I decided to rather do something nice for her. I gave her a card that I made a short while ago especially for this occasion, I baked an apple pie and I went to the forest near by to pick some spring snowflakes. I think these are really pretty and there are so many at one place. See for yourself ...

Aren't they pretty? I went to the forest with a friend of mine (Jasmina) and we both picked a bouquet of those. Jasmina had a cell phone with her and took these photos. But she kindly gave me permission to put them on my blog. :) Along with a card of course. ;)

Here's another boy card that I made. I still have the feeling there's something missing though. I always want to add tons of embellishments on my cards. But on cards for boys that's not really an option. *sigh* I have to admit it's not among my favourite cards, but I don't think it's SO bad either. I admit - I am really not good at making boy cards. But I'm trying. Hopefully with time I'll get better. My boyfriend really dislikes this card - he says it's boring. And he's a boy. Ooops! I still have lots to learn. *blush*

The image is from Sugarplums and it's called Balloon Trevor. I colored it with Faber castell pencils, Promarkers and distress inks. I also inked the edges a bit. I didn't use any DP for this card. Just some plain papers from mystash and the "patterned" paper you see was made by me - I stamped on a white piece of paper using my Inkadinkado's Fluid motion stamps and then went over whole piece of paper with my distress inks (shabby shutters and brushed corduroy). On the banner I put some red confetti from my stash and in the bottom of the page I glued some ribbon from my stash.

There are a couple of challenges in which I'd like to enter this card:
One stitch at a time: Something for the boys
Crafty cardmakers spotlight: Make your own paper
Charisma cardz: Birthday for a teen
Really reasonable ribbon: One for the boys

Friday, March 25, 2011

A wedding card

We had such a beautiful day today. It was sunny and warm - it was around 20 degrees Celsius. I went outside to pick some flowers and it was really lovely. I could almost wear a t-shirt already. Oh, how I like this time of the year! Unfortunately the weathermen are "scaring" us that we won't be enjoying such weather much longer; it's supposed to get cloudy tomorrow afternoon and they are even saying we might get some snow in  Sunday. Snow!!! In the end on March! *faint* Once for a change I actually hope they are wrong. I'm only just getting used to the nice spring days. *sigh*

I don't know what it's like in other countries, but here lots of people like to get married in spring, especially in May. It's warm(er) then (but not yet too hot), the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing ... Yup, I can totally understand why people would choose to have their wedding in May (or any other spring month that is). So I thought that maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea if I mada one or two wedding cards. You know, just to be prepared. And I did, I made one today. Here it is ...

This was a great excuse to try out my new stamp from Paper craft. It's lovely, isn't it? I colored the image with Tim Holtz's distress inks (spun sugar and weathered wood), Faber Castell pencils and Promarkers. This was the first time I (sort of) successfully used distress inks for coloring. I know it's not perfect and that I still need to practice, but I have to admit I'm pretty satisfied. I used some Diamond Stickles on the edge of the bride's dress, on the bouquet and on bride's tiara. I love this glitter glue. The pink papers are from Provo Craft and the silver one (yes, I know it looks gray on the picture, but honest, it's silver and looks better in person) is from my stash. The pearl hearts, ribbon and flowers are from my stash as well. Flowers were actually white, but I distressed the edges with T. Holtz's spun sugar distress ink.

Have a fab weekend! :)

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
Just Tracys crafts: New beginnings
One crazy stamper: Sketch

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Can you guess my favourite colour?

No, there's no prize if you do. ;) This question is way too easy, especially after I'll show you today's card. Then you wouldn't be able to get it wrong. :P Are you curious? Maybe, maybe not ... Why don't I just show you my card ... Here it comes ...

Tadaaam ... Yes, my favourite colour is blue, as I am sure you knew the second you saw the picture. lol Dark blue, light blue ...I don't care. if it's blue, I'll like it. So I was really surprised when I noticed I haven't really made many blue cards yet. it was time to change that, so this one is all blue. ;)

I'm sure those of you who more or less regularly check my blog already know that this fab butterfly stamp is from Inkadinkado's Fluid motion set. Without doubt this is the stamp I use the most and I absolutely love it. Flower was made by me - I used some lovely blue ribbon, button and blue rhinestone from my stash. Doily lace and the crystals in the upper left corner are from my stash too. I used Spellbinders dies to cut circles, Tim Holtz's Weathered wood distress ink to distress the edges and Provo Craft papers. And of course one again I had to distress edges with my scissors. I absolutely love this diftressed look and I can't wait I waited so long to start using this technique.

I followed the fab sketch from Fuzzy Wuzzy, so I'd like to enter this card in their current Sketch challenge. Here is their fab sketch:

Besides that, I want to enter this card to the following challenges as well:
Paper cutz: Your choice
My Sheri crafts: Monochromatic
CES challenges: Your favourite song (inspired by Mariah Carey's song "Butterfly")
Cupcake craft challenges: Monochromatic
Creative craft challenges: Lace
Crop stop: It's all about lace
Crafts and me challenges: Anything goes
Paper play challenges: Distressing
Lexi's creations: Ribbons but not bows or knots
Sketches in thyme: Open challenge (use any sketch)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy birthday

I never have enough birthday cards. I always think I do, but whem I need them, there are none. So I thought I would stock myself up with those. I started today; yup, today's card is a birthday card. Hopefully I can make a couple more in the following days. However, knowing me, I'll just forget about this "plan" (about making some birthday cards on stock). Ah well, we need cards for other occasions too.

I chose the lovely image from The greeting farm today. This little girl seemed just perfect for the card I was planning to make. Isn't she adorable? I love hte big flower in her hair and the way her hair are; as if they were waving in a wind. I have quite an imagination. lol I colored the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. The green papers are from Sizzix Little sizzles pack (Earth tones) and the yellow and patterned pink papers are from Provo craft. Happy birthday stamp is from G studio. I like that stamp a lot, I use it very often - pretty much on every birthday card. I do have some other "happy birthday" stamps, but for some reason this one is my favourite. Buttons, doily and ribbon are from my stash.

It's a pretty simple card, but I like how it turned out. :)

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya?: Birthday
Do you stack up: Add a bow
Friday sketchers: Sketch
Fun at fairy knoll: Birthday
Totally gorjuss: Button it!
Everybody art: Happy birthday
Top tip Tuesday: Show me those buttons
Craft us crazy: Cupcake/celebration theme
Crafty purple frog: Going green
Totally papercrafts: Add buttons

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Think pink ... and black ... and white

Hello everybody! I hope you had a lovely day. I sure did. I've been crafting almost all day plus the sun was shining all day so it that got me even in a better mood. What else could I wish for?

One of the things I made is this black, white and pink card.

So, what do you think? I've always liked this colour combination, but I don't think I've ever actually used it. I'm always a bit scared to use black on my projects because I'm affraid they would turn out too dark, to depressing. Here however I think that black just adds a tiny bit of elegance. But maybe that's just me ...

I folowed the great sketch from Hanna and friends blog. First I was actually thinking about just making a round tag (see the center of the card), but then I changed my mind and turned the "tag" in the center of my card.

For this project I used different shades of pink paper (the patterned one is from Provo Craft and the plain pink paper is from my stash), black paper and white paper. I made the swirl with Marianne design die and circles were made with my Spellbinders dies. Butterfly confetty, crystals and ribbon are from my stash. The image is a rubber stamp from Posh impressions. I also did some embossing,as you can see. I used Cottage floral embossing folder from Craft contepts to do so. And the corner punch I used is from Family treasures. Oh, I also used Tim Holtz's Spun sugar and Weathered wood distress inks. And of course I just "had to" distress the edges a bit too (I just used scissors to do so), I love this look.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
Hanna and friends: Sketch
Paper romance: Black and white plus one other colour
Charisma cardz: To die for
Sarah Hurley challenge blog: Embossing
The shabby te room: Bingo (I used die cuts/punch, embossing and ribbon)
Let's ink it up: Die cuts/punches

The moment you've been waiting for

It's time to announce the winner of my candy. Thank you all who participated. I hope to still see you around. :) I got 61 entries and I used to draw a winner. And ... It picked number 49.

That's you, The navy wife. Congrats! :) Please send me an e-mail (you can find it on my profile page) with your address by Friday so that I can get these thingies to you. If I don't hear from The navy wife by Friday I'll draw another winner.

Monday, March 21, 2011

After a couple of days ...

... I'm back. :D I liked being at 100 posts so much that I just didn't want to make another post for a couple of days. ;) He he. I'm just kidding. I was busy, busy, busy. I was working on a mini album and I had to finish it in time (it's a gift for one lady). I was asked not to add too many embellies on the sites and that was quite difficult task. But at the end I was still pleased with the result (though I have to admit that if it was totally up to me there would be more embellies. :$ Next time maybe. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this mini album to show you. I was working at one page at a time and when that one was completely finished (with photo(s) included), I went to another. And I was asked not to put any of those photos online. *sigh* That's the reason I can't share any pages of that mini album with you.

But I do have one card for you today. I made it for my friend's birthday. I fell in love with this cute bunny image the minute I saw it. Have a look ...

Now, isn't that bunny just too cute? It's a free printable/digi somewhere (I'm very sorry, I can't find the link to it :( ). It's kinda supposed to be an Easter coloring, but I think this image is so versatile that it can be used for so many other occasions too - birthdays, Mother's day cards ... I colored the image with Faber Castell and Jolly pencils.

What else I needed to make this card:
- embellies from my stash (ribbon, butterflies, crystals),
- Tim Holtz's Brushedcorduroy distress ink
- design paper (the yellow one and the one with flowers are from Provo Craft, I'm not sure from what company is the one with polka dots which is too bad, because I love it and that was my only sheet).

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Trio tastic (I used 3 different design papers and 3 different embellieshments - ribbon, crystals and butterflies)
Simon says: Happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: Animals
Crop stop: Sketch
Sugar creek hollow: Anything goes
The crafty pad: Use a digi

Some candy for you

I decided to do a small giveaway on my blog. So here it is, my very first blog candy. Yay! :D Here's the picture:

Here's what you can win:
- a pack of Scrapworks' frames
- birthday jelly accents from Colorbok
- a pack of confetti
- Rebecca Sower's mini fresh cuts
- a pack of Craft creations' straight lines/corner stickers
- this&that (precious metals - brushed silver)
- this&that (matted - pink)
- rolling Easter foam stamp
- pack of love foam stamps

What to do to have the chance to win these things ...
1.) You must be a follower of my blog.
2.) You must put the picture of my candy to your blog (sidebar is fine) with the link back to my blog.
3.) Add your link to Mr. Linky.

This candy starts today (February 8) and ends on March 21. Candy is open for people with blogs only. I'll post worldwide.

This post will stay on top until March 21. For newer posts scroll down.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yay, I made it to 100 posts

I can't believe this is my 100th post. When I started blogging I never though I'd ever make it here. My friend (Lynn, who actually got me into blogging) told me that blogging could be addictive, but I was like "eh". To be honest I didn't really believe her. So even when I started blogging (that was last year) I made only a few - if any at all - posts each month. But this year for some reason (???) things changed. Now I'm officially "addicted" to blogging. So you can expect even more posts from me. ;)

Today I treated myself. No, I didn't buy any more crafting goodies, if that's what you thought. ;) I went to the hairdresser. Finally! To tell the truth, it was high time for this. I have been thinking about going there for a couple of months, but never really had the chance. Today however I had plenty of time on my hands so I thought I'd go there today. I really like my new haircut. My hair was getting pretty long and I found my previous haircut to be really boring, no matter what I did with it. Having said that, I've always prefered middle-lenght haircuts, so probably no surprise I like the one I have now more. It's a good change.

When I got home from town, I got a lovely surprise in the mail. Remember that I told you I won a prize at CropStop blog? Well, it arrived today. Yay! I can't wait to play with my new goodies. :D I was really surprised for the parcel to arrive so fast. Wow! They even sent me some lovely surprises with the prize - I got a coupon for 100% discount and flowers. Isn't that sweet of them? They really are very fast at sending out their parcels and very kind (they were very sweet when I contacted them via e-mail). If you haven't done this yet, go and visit their store - they have lots and lots of awesome thingies. I'm sure you'll find something you will like and I can guarantee that you'll be pleasently surprised by their fast shipping.

And now, let's get onto today's card, shall we? I think I've been babbling about things for long enough. ;) Today I want to show you a black and white butterfly card that I made. I kept it pretty simple; I thought the papers were too pretty to cover them with too many embellies.

These papers are from Formal Affair collection by Scrap works. Aren't they gorgeous? I love this whole collection! The stamp (butterfly) is from Inkadinkado's Fluid motion set and the ribbon is from The ribbon boutique. The crystals are from my stash.

I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
Crafty purple frog: Fly away with us
Sweet stampin: Favourite movie (one of my favourite movies is "The butterfly effect")
Simply create: Monochromatic
Cupcake craftroom: Monochromatic

Monday, March 14, 2011

Time to celebrate

No, there's no special occasion. At least not at my place. However, at The Shabby Tea Room blog they are celebrating their first birthday and therefore the theme of their challenge this week is "Party time". And there's another celebration going at Repeat impressions blog - they have their first blogaversary too. I've been dying to use this WOJ Willow with champagne stamp since I got it, but there hasn't really been an opportunity til now. However, today seemed to be the perfect time to ink it. :D

Isn't that image great? So cute and so elegant. And it can be used for so many occasions. I love it! I colored the image with Promarkers (Oatmeal, Blossom, Sky blue, Henna). Just champagne was colored with my Faber Castell pencils. I made this card in one of my favourite color combinations. :) I didn't want to add many embellishments onto this card (which is kinda strange, because usually I want to cover the whole card with embellies lol), I want the image to be in the center of attention. That's why there are no flowers and bling bling thingies this time. I just added a doily lace in the background and I made a small bow which I added on the side. I used Spellbinders die (one of them from the "Fancy tags" set) fot the tag in the bottom. I stamped "celebrate" with G studio's clear stamp. The blue paper I used in the background is from Provo Craft.

I'd like to enter this card to the followin glallenges:
Shabby tea room: Party time
Passion for Promarkers: Food and drink
Stamps & fun = creativity: Favorite color combo
Repeat impressions: Blogaversary hop card

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Make it simple

Blah. What a boring day. Cloudy and gray. I was feeling like sleeping most of the time. :S And it's not supposed to get any better, on the contrary, it's supposed to get worse (according to the weathermen). We're supposed to get lots of rain in the following days. *sigh* But on the other side, I should be lucky. All those poor people in Japan have much more things to worry about. I do hope things will get better there soon!

Today I made this Christmas tag and one card which I'll show you tomorrow. ;) I'm also working on a mini scrapbook for my mum - it's still a work in process. He he. And I just tried to bake something new today. Not really sure how I'd call it since it's a "recipe" that my boyfriend invented just about one hour ago. lol It's possible someone wlse thought of it before him, but I'm not aware of it. I'm about to take this out of the oven with hopes it'll be good. I could use some yummy-for-the-tummy while watching a movie tonoght. :P

Anyways, back to my crafting projects. As I have already mentioned, I made this Christmas tag today ...

It's VERY simple. I just used scalloped circle and classic circle Spellbinders dies, little reindeer which I bough last Christmas (it was a pack of quite a few of them), Studio G snowflake stamp to decorate the white cardstock, silver glitter glue and a little bit of ribbon. I am pretty happy with the result. I think I'll be making more of these for Christmas. :)

I'd like to enter this tag to the current challenge at Winter Wonderland blog, Tag it with a shape.

Some lovely candy at my friend's blog and 2 awards

My dear friend is having some great candy on her blog and she asked me to spread the word about it. So hop over Jasmina's blog have a look at her creations and enter yourself to her candy if you wish. There are some lovely things that you can win. *hint, hint* ;)

Also, I received 2 more blog awards. Aren't I one lucky person with amazing friends?! Thank you Leah Ann and Lynn. Hugs to both of you!!! Please visit their blogs if you have a moment. They are both very talented crafters and I love their blogs!

From Leah Ann I received The versatile blogger award.

As with other awards, also with this award come some rules. And these are:

1.) I need to thank the person who gave me this award. ~ I've already done this above, but let me say it again. Thanks a lot Leah Ann for this award! :)

2.) I need to write 7 things about myself. ~ Here we go ...
1. I am afraid of moths. (no idea why though, since I love butterflies O.o)
2. I love sunny days. (Who doesn't? lol)
3. I almost always listen to radio when I'm crafting.
4. I love penpalling and swapping.
5. I like doing jigsaw puzzles, but I'm ashamed to say there's one picture that's been waiting for me to finish it for about two years now. *blush*
6. I want to learn Spanish.
7. I like chinese food.

3.) I have to pass this award to 15 bloggers and let them now they received this award from me.
I would like to pass this award to the following bloggers:
2.) Dora
3.) Donna
6.) Hazel
7.) Janet
8.) Dana
10.) Grace
11.) Sarah
12.) Sandie
13.) Daniele
14.) Marg
15.) Lisa

These are all very creative ladies so stop by their blogs and share some love. :)

And from Lynn I've received Creative blog award. She made this award herself and I am the lucky person who received it. I'm honoured. Thanks hun!!! Of course I accept the award. I'll proudly display it on my blog! :D xx

This award doesn't have any special rules. The only rule is that if/when you receive this award you have to link back to the person who gave it to you and if you want, add a link to Lynn's blog too (though that's not a must unless you received this award from her).

I would like to pass this card on to Vicky, because her creations are simply amazing and I love checking out her blog!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Let me show you some green

Hello everybody! I hope you've had a nice Saturday. I did. :) We had another nice warm and sunny day today and it was great. Spring is definitely in the air. It's also nice to see all the lovely flowers. Gosh, how I missed colours in the last couple of months.

My card is also "springy". I used papers in green and yellow colours and the embellies are in these colours as well. See for yourself ...

I'm really happy how this flower turned out. If you want to learn how to make a flower like this hop to Children learning online site and do some browsing. There's a step-by-step tutorial for a flower like this (+ some other tutorials and even some free printables). They used paper ribbons though (I used saten ribbon), but that doesn't matter. Hat pins are also my own work. Ta-dam! He he. :D To make them I used some of the items from my jewelry making supplies. :) The bigger butterfly is one of the stamps (at least part of it :P) from the Inkadinkado's Fluid motion set. And the small butterflies are a stamp from Folia. I used some Diamond Stickles on butterflies to give them a bit sparkly look, but unfortunately that's (almost) impossible to see in the picture. Border and corner stickers are from Craft creations.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Really reasonable ribbon: Green
Do you stack up: Layers
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
For fun challenges: Spring
Sarah Hurley challenge blog: Flowers
The pink elephant: Spring time
Creative Friday: Spring awakening
Crafty calendar challenge: Spring
Crop Stop: Spring is in the air

Friday, March 11, 2011


I'm a happy little bunny. Why? Because I'm the lucky winner of the bonus prize at Crop Stop blog. Yay! :D How lucky am I, right?! I only discovered this blog a couple of days ago. They had a great sketch challenge and therefore I decided to join. And I got lucky. :) There's another challenge going on right now - Spring is in the air. Hop to the Crop Stop blog if you have a minute and check out all the beautiful creations from DT, they are really inspiring. And of course join if you want to. :) Oh, and have a look at the Crop Stop store too. They have so many amazing items - it's a must-check-site for every crafter!

Easter card

It's Friday. Yippee! :D  I hope the weekend will be as nice as the last couple of days were. We've been enjoying the sun and warmer days. It has been wonderful! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I don't. No idea what I'm going to do. Probably I'm just gonna have a nice relaxing weekend at home.

Anyways, on to today's card. It's an Easter one. I thought it would be a good idea to make some Easter cards since Easter isn't too far away anymore. I followed the great sketch from The sweet stop blog.

I found this cute free Easter coloring here and I wanted to use it. Isn't the image adorable? I think these little chicks are adorable. I colored the image with my Jolly and Faber Castell pencils. The yellow and the flowerish paper are from Provo craft and the paper I used in the background is from my stash. I added a red bow in the corner, some flower confetti on the right and 3 rhinestones on the left side of the image.

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges:
The pixie cottage: Sketch and/or Easter (I chose Easter)
Southern girls challenge: Use flowers
Lexi's creations: Easter

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ellie's back

Today I want to show you another Ellie card. You know, the cute Ellie from Stamposaurus? The cutest elephant ever? Know who I'm talking about? Yes? No? If not, just have a look at the image on the card and you'll get the idea. ;)

See, I told you Ellie was the cutest elephant ever. ;) I just love her. I also like to use Ellie images on my cards. They are so versatile - they canbe used for birthday cards, for "I love you" cards, "have a nice day" cards, baby cards ... The one I made today can be used for birthday or as a baby card. It's a bit hard to see in the picture, but the sentiment is "iskrene čestitke", which can be translated as "sincere congratulations". I colored the image with Jolly andFaber Castell pencils. Flowers are from Prima, Wild Orchid and Marianne hobby. Crystals are from my stash.Butterflies were made with a punch - I used the paper from one commercial brochure. The green and the pink papers are from Provo Craft.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Bearly mine: Birthday
Top tip Tuesday: Happy birthday
Ladybug crafts ink TLT: Spring colours
Fab'n'funky: Make it girly
Crop stop: Spring is in the air

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christmas in March

Well, almost. Today I got really spoiled. I got a huge (and I mean really HUGE) parcel full of crafting goodies from my dear friend. You should see me - I was like a kid opening his present on a Christmas morning. lol I got glitters, stamps, papers ... All those amazing things. I still have that big smile on my face. :D

So, as I was in a "Christmassy" mood, I thought I would also make a Christmassy card.

I got this cute stamped image with one candy I won. This little fella seems so happy and since I am too I thought today would be the right time to use it. I got the papers I used for this card with one swap, so I have no idea about the brand, sorry. I *think* they came free with one magazine (Simply cards & papercraft) though, but I am not 100% sure. Ribbon is from my stash. I used Spellbinders' circle die (the smallest and the second one) to make circles. The Snowflake in the midle of the circle is from Craft creations. I colored the image with Jolly pencils. I wrote the sentiment by hand, using a silver gel pen. It's in Slovenian and it means "Merry Christmas and happy 2012. I'm already getting ready. He he. ;)

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Crop stop: Sketch and a twist
Winter wonderfland: Snowflakes
Creative card crew: No flowers

Monday, March 7, 2011

Feeling spring

Hello there! I hope your week started off well. Mine did. :) I woke up in a nice sunny day, managed to do some crafting and also got to the store to do some shopping. :)

For today's card I used just bright colours. Spring is finally coming to town so it seemed like a good choice. After all, sooner or later I expect to see such colours all around me too. ;)

I'm sorry because the picture isn't the best. It looked ok in the camera and I didn't check it in my computer til evening when it was already too late to take another one - at least too late to take a good one. *sigh* I'll try to do a better job next time.

The lovely girl with a flower is a stamp from Ladybug and friends. I colored her with Faber Castell pencils, Jolly pencils and Promarkers. The swirl was made with Marianne Design die. I made the flower myself - I wanted to try something new. ;) For butterflies I simply used punch. I used vellum for butterflies, but now I'm thinking I should use something else so that they would stand out a bit more. Hmmmm ... Lesson for the next time. The green paper I used for background is from Provo Craft and the other green paper (the one I used to "frame" the image) is from Sizzix' Little sizzles (Watercolors). And so is the checked paper.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Hanna and friends: Sketch
Paper romance: Vellum (I used vellum for butterflies)
Stampin' for the weekend: Springtime
Sir stampalot: Spring is in the air (use green, yellow and blossom pink)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yay, my card made it to top three :D

Wow, I never thought the boy card I showed you yesterday would make it to top 3, but it did! And I'm so happy today! :D It was among top 3 at Anyone for Anya blog. Thank you DT for choosing my card to be among top 3, you really made my day! :)

Thank you all for leaving such nice comments on my projects. It really means a lot to me. Every comment I get brings a smile to my face. Thank you!!!

Today I have an Easter card for you. I got some orders for those and I thought I better get started. Here's the first one.

How do you like this image? It's cute, isn't it? This was a freebie at Forgotten scraps blog some time ago. I colored it with Faber Castell pencils. Most of the items I used for this card are just things that I've had in my stash for a while. Brads are from Recollections and the flower paper is from Provo Craft. All the other things you see are from my stash (flowers, ribbon ...).

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Stamp something: Digi day
Little Claire's designs: Flowers

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A boy card

Hello everybody! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me all those lovely comments. Reading them reallymakes my day, so thank you very, very much! I'm sorry if I haven't been around in the last couple of days, but I've been trying to catch up on some other things. I will stop by your blogs soon too, I promise!

We had such a nice day today! It was sunny for a change and I LOVED it. Maybe the spring is finally to its way to this side of the world too. I sure wouldn't mind. ;)

Today I didn't do too much crafting. I just made one card, and even that one is pretty simple. I have to admit I'm not completely happy with it. I feel like there's something missing. I blame the lack of embellishments for this. But it's a boy's card, so it can't really be filled with butterflies, flowers, glitters etc., right?

See, I told ya it was a pretty simple card. The yellow paper is from Provo craft and the rest is from my stash. The image is from The greeting farm and is coloredwith Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. As for the stars goes, I just drew them freely on a paper and cut them out. I was going for the "not perfect" look, and I actually think they are pretty good. Circles were made using Spellbinders' die.

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenge:
Anyone for Anya: Sketch

Friday, March 4, 2011

A bookmark

Hello everybody! How are you? I'm really looking forward to the weekend, because I know there will be some yummy foodies on Sunday. It's carnival time here (Mardi Gras), that's why. :) I'm not planning to dress up or anything like that, but I do intend to eat some yummy "doughnuts" and all the other goodies. A diet will be forgotten for a couple of days. O:-) Plus, it's supposed to be sunny the whole weekend, that's another bonus. I'm really sick of all those boring gray days. Do you have any plans for the weekend too?

Today I don't have any card to show you. But I have something else - a bookmark. My very first corner bookmark. It's really easy to make (until now I've only just been admiring them and thought they must be very complicated to make - I couldn't be more wrong!) and so much fun to do. Mine is all girly looking - lots of pink, butterflies, flower, ribbon, lace, bling bling thingie ... Just the way I like it (I used my favourite things on this creation :P)!

I used a white cardstock for this bookmark. I colored the cardstock with Tim Holtz's Spun sugar distress ink, distressed the edges with Brushed corduroy distress ink and stamped over with Stampabilities Faded text background stamp. Flowe is from Prima, the big butterfly is a stamp from Inkadinkado's Fluid motion set and the small butterfly is Folia's stamp. Swirl was made with Marianne design die and the tag was made with Spellbinders shapeabilities (Fancy tags set). I colored the tag with Tim Holtz's Weathered wood distress ink and distressed it with Brushed corduoy distress ink. Rhinestone, lace and ribbons are from my stash. Butterflies are colored with Promarkers (Oatmeal, Rose pink and Blossom). It's hard to see on the picture, but I used Diamond stickles on the swirl, flower and butterflies.

I'd like to add this bookmark to the following challenges:
Cupcake craft challenges: Anything but square
Top tip Tuesday: Favourites
Passion for Promarkers: Sugar rush
Flutter by wednesday: Anything goes (but must have butterflies, fairy or angel on it)
Tellen's place: Embellishments
Wild orchid challenge: Anything goes
Craft us crazy: Nature
Bling it on: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Anything goes

Inspirational blog

Have you ever found yourself in a position when no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn't finish your project? There was just something missing, but you couldn't find out what? You know, those final touches. I think we all find ourselves in a position like this every now and then. We just need a little bit of inspiration. There are so many wonderful bloggers who can be inspiration to all of us with their lovely creations, don't you think so?

I always find inspiration at Lynn's blog. She's my very dear friend and an amazing crafter. She's also the one who got me in the world of blogging. And I really should thank her, because I love it here. :D And for being such a wonderful friend. Lynn, even though you live miles away I know you are just a few clicks away when I need someone to talk to. Thank you hun! xx

I absolutely LOVE her blog. Her layouts are fab, journal pages are unique and so colorful that they cheer you up when you just look at them, cards and bookmarks are amazing and don't even get me started on her mini albums. Everything, and I really mean EVERYTHING she makes is amazing. She's one very, very talented lady and I'm truly blessed to call her a friend. If you haven't visited her blog yet, please do it. I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration for your work too. And you might get some gift ideas as well - I know I love those inspirational cards (there's a whole box of them, wow, right?) she made for her daughter. I want to do those too. I think they make a perfect gift for someone. Plus, she also has some fantastic turorials on her blogs and she is full of great ideas - e.g. did you know that you can make a distress ink yourself? No? Then hop here if you want to learn how. Besides all of the other things, she also has some free paper piecing patterns on her blog. They are so fun - I was using this little angel over and over again last year when I was making Christmas cards. I know it says it's Valentine angel, but I thought it could be Christmassy too. ;) At some cards I let the angel have the heart and at some it didn't have it. She also has a bunny with egg paper piecing, which is perfect for Easter cards. This and SO much more can be found at Lynn's blog, so it really is worth visiting.

Here are just some of her creations (all pictures are copyright by Lynn, I'm just "borrowing" them). ;)

A butterfly tag. How pretty is this?!? <3 You'd be surprised to know how that butterfly is actually made. I think you should really check it out. ;)

More tags - aren't they gorgeous?

Just 2 pages from one of her mini albums ...

Isn't this just SO unique and fun?? And the best part is Lynn has written a step by step tutorial on how to make a page like this.

So what are you waiting for, go visit Lynn's blog here. :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mother's day card

Mother's day is just aroundthe corner so thought it would be a good idea to make a card for this occassion. I've had this lovely digi stamp for a while and it seemed perfect for this card. It is a freebie at Karen's doodles.

I chose papers in bright colours - yellow, orange and red. These colours remind me of spring which I am so impatiently waiting for!Yellow papers are from Provo craft and red patterned paper is actually a wrapping paper. It's important to recycle! ;) Swirls are done with Marianne designs die. Flower is from Papermania and the rhine stone and ribbon are from my stash.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Sketch saturday: Sketch
One stitch at a time: A card for mum
Lothian crafts: Bright colours
The pixie cottage: Sketch or spring (I chose spring)

Not one, but two awards

Aren't I one lucky girl? I received two blog awards from two lovely ladies: Nella and Dora. Thank you ladies so much for thinking of me! Means a lot! Thank you Dora, hvala Nella. ;)

From Nella I received The versatile blogger award.

As with other awards, also with this award come some rules. And these are:
1.) I need to thank the person who gave me this award. ~ I've already done this above, but will do it again, this time a bit different ... Nella, najlepša hvala za to nagradico. Zelo lepo od tebe, da si se spomnila name. Res, hvala! :)

2.) I need to write 7 things about myself. ~ Here we go ...
1. I am a little chicken and would never dare to go bungee jumping.
2. I am a cat person.
3. I love using flowers and ribbons on my projects.
4. House is one of my favourite TV shows (besides a few others).
5. Besides crafting I also like writing letters.
6. I love travelling.
7. At the moment I can't stop listening to Adele's song "Rolling in the deep".

3.) I have to pass this award to 15 bloggers and let them now they received this award from me.
I would like to pass this award to the following bloggers:
1. Maria - Joyful stamper
3. Leah Ann - The hoosier stamper
5. Vicky - Sticky with Icky
11. Brenda - Brenscraps
12. Andria - Iona rose
13. Sheena - Sshhh ... Creations
14. Jackie - The cute kipepeo

And now to the next award. The one I received from Dora. :) From Dora I received Liebster love award.

The main purpose of this award is to bring to life bloggers who are creative, make wonderful creations, but have less than 300 followers.

The rules of this award are:
1.) Create a post where you blog about the Liebster love award and choose 3-5 blogs to pass this award to.
Here are the blogs I'm passing this award to:
1. Jasmina - Dreamy land 
(she's only just starting her way in the world of crafting and bloging so please stop by her blog and share some love :))

2.) Let these bloggers know you passed this award to them.
3.) Copy and paste this award on your blog.

Thanks again to Nella and Dora for these awards. Hugs! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday card in pink and brown

It is getting colder again and today it was also snowing for some time. Luckily the snow didn't stay, but still. I miss spring. We had some nice spring alike days in February and it was wonderful. I want them back! *sigh* Since it was so cold outsied I decided to rather spend my day inside and do some crafting. Everything has its bright side, doesn't it? Even the badweather. ;)

I was asked to make a birthday card for a lady who is turning 50. I wasn't sure whether she would like the cute image, so I decided to rather create something a bit different.

I decided to make a card in one of my favourite colour combination - pink and brown. As you can see I did a lot of stamping and distressing.The pink paper I used in the background is from Peovo craft. I stamped over it with Stampabilities' Faded text backround stamp. For stamping I used Tim Holtz's Brushed corduroy distress ink. With this same ink I also distressed the edges of the pink paper and colored the doily lace (originally was white). The circle I used for the center of mycard was originally plain white paper, which I colored with Tim Holtz's Spun sugar distress ink. I distressed around the circle with Tim Holtz's  Weathered wood distress ink. Once my circle wascolored and distressed, I stamped two flowers on one side. For thisI used Inkido's flower stamp. After that I masked the flowers and stamped over the whole circle with Stampabilities' Faded text background stamp again. I really like how this turned out. Butterflies are stampedas well. I used Inkadinkado's Fluid motion stamp to get them. I stamped them on the white paper and colored them with Promarkers. I cut them out and just glued them to the card. As simple as that. :D Flowers are Prima and brads are Making memories. Ribbon and lace are from my stash.

Any comments or suggestions?

Wishing you all a wonderful day/evening!

I'd like to add this card to the following challenge:
Frosted designs: Use metal (I used brads)
CES challenges: Flowers and flutteby's