Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pink and black

Hello my sweet friends! How are you doing? I hope you've been enjoying the week so far. I've been busy with work stuff, but I am enjoying it. My throat is getting better, which I'm very happy about. Looks like honey and lemon did their magic. In case anybody wants a recipe for a home-made "medicine" that helps getting your immune system better, here it is ...

What you need:
1 liter honey
6 lemons
1 ginger root (be careful with ginger, because it has a very strong taste; remember you can always add more, but you can't take any out)

What to do with those stuff:
Squeeze lemons and either squeeze or grate ginger root (if you grate it, make sure it's very, very finely grated) - I prefer to squeeze ginger root though, so I get juice out of it. Mix everything together and voila, you're done. :) Easy peasy, right? Again, be careful with ginger, because it has strong spicy taste. I love it (I love spicy things) and I usually use one big root (sometimes even more), but you might want to start with a small root or only half of the root and then add more if you want. You can either drink this on its own (a table spoon of this syrup in the morning and another one in the evening seems to work just fine), or you can make a tea out of it. Just put some syrup into the tea cup and pour hot (not boiled!!!) water over it. Yum! I can't have ginger right now (boohoo :( ), so I was making this mixture without ginger. It was ok, but I missed that spicy "touch". ;) Anyways, this thing is awesome - trust me, better than those pills etc. - and it helps. And it tastes sooo good too! ;) Maybe this is also an idea for the Christmas gifts this year - to give to your loved ones. :)

Ok, enough about that now. Let's talk some crafty things ... Today I'd like to show you a card I made with some leftover scraps of Prima's paper. Most of them are scraps from the Romance novel paper pad, which I absolutely love (I don't want to throw away even the tiniest little piece).

I love pink and black colour combination and even though I'm "scared" of using black on my projects I thought I'd give it a go. I created the background using several stripes of paper, which I inked with distress ink. As you can see I used lots of different lace and some flowers on this card.

I didn't do any stamping for a change. Instead I chose those beautiful butterfly die cuts to be in the center of my card.

In the center of each butterfly I put a crystal - you can never have too much bling, can you? ;)

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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn designs: Things with wings
Deep ocean: Shabby chic
Papertake weekly: Animal magic
Frilly and funkie: Stamps be gone
Scrap and craft: Butterflies
Craft heaven shop: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Die crazy
Craft-alnica: Živali
The ABC challenge: R is for recipe (pink, dies and/or punches, lace)


  1. Wow, there is so much detail in this card - so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
    Caryn xxx

  2. This turned out beautifully despite the worries. Lovely colour combo and I think the black brings out the beautiful pink so much better. Lovely details and embellishments too.

  3. What a gorgeous card Maja! Love it!
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. I smiled at your ginger note Cebelica, it's just the same with ink. My hubby always makes something similar when he has a bad throat.

    I really like you creation today, the black and pink make a super colour palette and it's embellished beautifully with the lace, flowers and butterflies.

  5. Beautiful Card, lovely choice of papers, dies and embellishments. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  6. Fabulous card! Love the colour combination. Wonderful card design and embellishments. Good Luck in the challenges. Debra x

  7. WHAT an amazing project! The colors and design fit perfectly!

  8. Tvoj pogum se je obrestoval. Črna je le poudarila roza odtenke in dodala voščilnici pridih elegance.

    LP, Marjeta

  9. Beautiful card and I love the pink and black combo! :) xx

  10. Love the pink and black together. Love all the layering and cute butterflies. Thanks for joining us this week with cheery Lynn designs

  11. Your card is beautiful. I love the pink and black color combo and all that gorgeous layering and dimension. Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  12. Wauu, kakšne močne barve, čudovito elegantno voščilnico si naredela. Všeč so mi čren robidnice v kombinaciji z rožnatimi rožami.
    Hvala da si se nam pridružila v Craftalnici in srečno pri izzivu.

    Nasmejala si me z ponavljajočim opozorilom glede ingverja :), Tudi pri nas jemljemo tale sirup za odpornost in prav fajn je, je pa tudi naš malo bolj pekoč ;).
    Pozdravček Lili

  13. Beautiful colors and lovely embellishments! Thanks for sharing your project this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in the draw!

  14. najprej glede domačih pripravkov - hvala, zelo koristno, ravno jutri grem kupit ingver za takšne preventivne namene. in pa voščilnica - dih jemajoča s temi robidami!

  15. Fantastična voščilnica, kombinacijo barv sem tudi jaz že uporabila in so fantastične skupaj :).

  16. Krasna
    všeč mi je roza črna kombinacija
    lp Tamara

  17. uauuu kako lepe barve in čipke so krasen dodatek. lp

  18. Čudovita, posebna voščilnica! Črna barva v kontrastu z roza ji doda pridih dramatičnosti, hkrati pa je zelo elegantna. Lepo si jo sestavila! Hvala, ker sodeluješ v CRAFT-alnici, in hvala, ker si me spomnila na sirup z ingverjem, ga moram čim prej spet narediti :) Lp, Maja

  19. Čudovita in predvsem bogata voščilnica je nastala, ki je polna lepih detajlov :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v CRAFT-alnici ... Srečno!

  20. Prelepa! Se je ne morem nagledati in tvoj stil mi je nadvse blizu. Čudovito.

  21. Hello :) gorgeous card ... thank you for participating in the challenge CRAFTHEAVEN SHOP :) DT Izabela

  22. What a beautiful card and such lovely details! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work!

  23. This truly is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. fantastic card :) Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck

  25. This is gorgeous and so recognise that beautiful Prima paper too - great choice!!
    Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

  26. Kakšne čudovite barve in s črno super pašejo. Hvala, ker sodeluješ na izzivu ABC. lp M.

  27. Love this card! The lace and distressed background is stunning. The flowers are lovely.


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