Saturday, December 31, 2016

A year in life - 2016

2016 has been a big year for me - both personally and craft related. So much has happened ...

Personally ... The biggest and most exciting thing that happened was that I became a mummy. Having a baby competely turned my life upside down - in a good way. Of course there were some difficult moments, but I am lucky to have a good man by my side who has been my rock all the way and also family that supports me.

Crafty ... I was lucky enough to be a part of two amazing design teams this year - The Greeting Farm and Crafty ribbons. I also challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone from time to time and did some different craft creations. I tried several new (to me) techniques and I met some wonderful new people. That's how lucky I was!

I am curious and excited to see what is waiting for me in the new year. I am ready for new challenges and new adventures. 

I hope 2016 has been a good year for you, but I wish that 2017 is even a better one. :)


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Spread a lil' magic

Ho ho ho! :) I hope you've been enjoying the holiday season so far. I had a wonderful Christmas with my loved ones. Did Santa left any crafty goodies for you under the Christmas tree? I think I was a *very* good girl this year, because I received several dies that I've been wanting for a while (yay!!) and also a sewing machine. I've been wanting to learn to sew for a while and now I finally have the machine to practice. Goodie! :)

I'm faaaar from sharing anything sewn with you, but I do want to share a new card that I made. And of course I had to ise some of my new dies on it too. ;)

I decided to make a card with the adorable TGF stamp set called A lil' magic. Aren't those ponies in the set sweet? And I like that the set comes with matching dies - i used the die to cut the image out.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.

To decorate the card I used some flowers, pearls and crystals from my stash. Papers are from my stash as well.

So much from me today. But before I go let me wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. May 2017 only bring good stuff to you and may it be magical!!! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday December
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Art by MiRan: Anything goes
Die cut divas: Layers
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up challenge 26

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hey, hey! I just stopped by to wish you all a magical Christmas. I hope you are having a wonderful day with your loved ones! xx

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Swinging into Christmas

Hello everybody! Just a couple of days left and THE day will be here. Are you excited? I'm really looking forward to it. This year even more, because it's my baby's first Christmas. So much fun! I was wrapping Christmas presents yesterday so now I'm pretty much done with all the preparations for the big day. Yay! :)

Here's another one of the Christmas cards in non-traditional colours I made this year.

I used the beautiful glittery paper from Bo Bunny and some other papers from my stash. I really like this colour combination. I haven't done any colouring with distress inks in a while, so I thought I would change this and therefore I grabbed those ink pads and coloured this cutie. On the bauble and on the white parts of the dress I also used diamond stickles.

Around the image I glued pearl string and then I used some die cut stars, a piece of cheesecloth, some gems and small pop pom trim to decorate the card.

Have a wonderful holiday season! Hugs! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The ribbon girl: Any image
Tuesday throwdown: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Make it sparkle
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Creatalicious: Anything goes with optional Christmas
Deep Ocean: Silent night (anything Christmas themed)
Crafty gals corner: Anything goes
Noor design: Sparkle

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Hello everybody. Do you also have the feeling that time is moving with the speed of light? I mean, we surely can't be in the middle of December already, can we?! O.o Wow! I honestly don't know where this year went. I have already mailed all of the international Christmas cards and gifts, I just have some that I need to send to my friends here. But these won't go to the mail for another week or so, since they only need one day to get to their destination. Have you mailed your cards yet?

Have you decorated the house and put up the Christmas tree yet? We did this over the weekend. It was so much fun! Aaaaand, because I was such a good girl this year (awww, I know lol) Santa has already dropped a gift for me under the tree. It's a sewing machine!!! I've been thinking about learning to sew for a while, and now I can finally practice. Well, almost. I am not allowed to touch the machine til Christmas. *sigh* So I will probably start practicing in the beginning of 2017. :)

Anyways ... back to paper crafts. Here's a Christmas card I made for my friend.

To make this card I used some scraps of paper from my stash and the super cute "bless" stamp from The Greeting Farm. Unfortunately I can't find this cutie in the store right now, but there are many other cute holiday stamps and sets that you can use for your holiday creations.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils. On the wings and halo I also used diamond stickles.

We currently have a "Make it sparkle" challenge at The Greeting Farm blog and we would love for you to come play with us. 

So much from me today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Your next stamp: Sketch and color #54 (I chose colors)
Creative moments: Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything goes
Craft your passion: Anything goes
Card Mania: Anything goes

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Snow is falling

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Do you have any snow where you live? We don't have any yet. I don't mind we don't have any now, but I hope we will get some for Christmas.

I amd about to show you a Christmas card I made with one of the adorable WOJ stamps.

I used papers from Kaisercraft and I decorated the card with some pearls, lace and crystals. I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils and I added stickles on the snowflakes, snow ball and parts of snow. 

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter m card to the following challenges:
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up #26 (AG)
Sweet stampin': Let it snow
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes (option Christmas)
Love to scrap: Winter Wonderland
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Crop Stop: Anything goes (products/brands from the store: Kaisercraft, Spellbinders)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Candy cane for you

Hey hey! How are you doing? Have you started decorating your house yet? I don't have any decorations up yet, but I think I might have by the next weekend. ;) I just need to find The new place for the Christmas tree. Where we had it before is now Amadeja's "playground", so I need to think of something else. My hubby suggested I put it on my craft table. Hmmmm ... it's not a bad idea and it actually makes sense, but that means that I would have much less space to craft and that I should probably tidy up my craft place and preferably keep it "mess free" during December. Hmmm ..
Have they turned on the Christmas lights on in your town yet? Here everything is decorated already, but they haven't turned the lights on yet. I am guessing they would turn them on in a day or two.

Today I would like to show you another of my this year's Christmas cards.

On this card I used Betty mouse with candycane stamp from WOJ.  I used papers and embellishments from my stash. I also attached a small jingle bell next to the bow. :)

I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils. On the picture below you can see the jingle bell a little bit clearer.

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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Christmas cards all year 'round: Anything Christmas/Holiday
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up #25 (I chose colours)
Noor design: Sparkle
AnMa Creatief: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Winter Wonderland: Frame it or night scene (I chose "frame it")
Dies R Us: Christmas
Bastel Traum: Christmas

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Make it sparkle

Happy December! :D Woohoo, the most wonderful month of the year is here. Are you excited? I sure am. I love seeing all the lights and all other Christmas decorations. And the smell of oranges, cinnamon and apples all around ... Mmmm ... I love December. :)

At The Greeting Farm blog a new challenge just started today and it's perfect for this time of year - we want to see sparkle on your creations. So grab those crystals, sequins, glitter and other sparkly things and get creating. 

I decided to use the cute little pony stamp sets that were released recently - Be a unicorn and A lil' magic (sentiment). I also used the Be a unicorn die set.

My sparkly things are the two crystals that I used in the upper right corner. besides crystals I also used pearl strings and doily to decorate my card. The papers came from my stash. I embossed the circle behind the images with Crafts too embossing folder.

I did the colouring with Promarkers and pencils.

Now it's your turn to make something sparkl. I can't wait to see what that will be. :)
Have a great day! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Creative moments: Anything goes
Art by MiRan: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday November 2016
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Crafty gals corner: Anything goes
Crafting by designs: Anything goes