Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy 60th birthday

Good morning everybody! How are you doing? Did you do anything special this weekend? We decided to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day and go on a short trip on Saturday. It was really nice. And yesterday we went for a long(er) walk around the town. 

I want to remind you that we have a sketch challenge going on at The sketchy challenges blog. I hope you will come and play with us.

Here's the card I made...


One of my relatives celebrated his 60th birthday in September and this is the card I made for him. Since it was a card for a guy I didn't want to add too many embellishments, but I couldn't stay away from pearls. *ooops*

For the card I used Maja design papers and different die cuts to make the card more "elegant". I think this card is pretty self explinatory, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)


Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy world cardmaking day

Heya! Did you know it was a World cardmaking day today? I hope you managed to get some free time to go to your craftroom and play with your papers, inks, stamps etc. I did get to play with mine a little and as soon as I write this I plan to go play a little more. Christmas is fast approaching and I still need to make maaaaany more Christmas cards to send to my friends and family members. How are you doing with your Christmas cards? All done yet? Or haven't even started? Or maybe you are half-way through? Well, not matter how far alon are you (or even if you haven't started yet), you still have some time to play with your Christmas supplies. ;)

This is my most recent Christmas card.




Not really typical Christmas colours, rigth? Well, I've had these kraft/gold papers in my stash for a while and I really like how shiny they are so I thought I would use them on one of my Christmas cards this year. And I just happened to have some mint cardstock on my table when I was looking for the paper to use with the kraft one... I quite liked the colours together, so I went ahead and created this card. What do you think? Yay or nay? 

The Christmas ornaments are a Magnolia rubber stamp and the sentiment and the snowflakes around it are The Greeting Farm stamps. I coloured the image with pencils and raised it on foam pads for some extra dimension.


I decorated the card with some pearls, lace and doilies. Unfortunately you can't see this in the pictures, but I used Wink of Stella on my image (the ornaments) so it's really sparkly in person.

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says (Wednesday challenge): Let's get ready for Christmas
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Card for the World cardmaking day
Addicted to stamps: Christmas comes early
Cardz tv: Anything goes

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A super girly birthday card

Good morning! It's my turn to post something for the Foamiran Wednesday on Magnolia-licious blog, so I want to share with you the card I made.

 It's a birthday card I made for a friend of mine. She likes pink, cute images and all those girly things (lace, pearls etc.), so I made sure I included a lot of those on the card. ;)


I just love these pretty Lemon Craft papers. I think they are perfect for making romantic feminine cards. Do you agree? I wanted to give the card a bit more shabby chic look so I distressed the edges. I used several different lace, pom pom trim, pearls and sequins to decorate the card. The decorative border is Magnolia's doohickey die - Edwin lace. The little bunny is from Magnolia's Sunbeam bunnies kit. I stamped this cutie on white neenah paper and coloured it with pencils.


I made the flowers with white and green foamiran and AC3 dies by Rosy Dot.


This is it for me for today. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Bye bye xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
The ribbon girl: October anything goes challenge
Stamped blessings: Anything goes + a stamp

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Shakin' birthday

Heya! How are you doing? Can you believe it's October already? I have the feeling that this year, especially summer, just flew by. 

A new challenge just started at Magnolia-licious blog. This month we want to see your favourite colour(s) on your creation. My favourite colour keep changing, but I really like pink so I decided to make a card in that tone.


It's a CAS card, but it's a shaker. I really should make those moreoften, they are so much fun! :) For the card I used these gorgeous papers from Lemon Craft. I used Tilda with plant as my main image. I stamped the image on Neenah solar white paper and coloured it with my pencils. The window for the shaker was made with Gummiapan's Old paper die. I decorated the card with some die cuts and home-made dew drops.


That's it from me for today. See you tomorrow. :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The ribbon girl: October anything goes
Penny Black and more: Make it feminine
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Stamping sensations: Something beginning with "B" (butterflies, birthday sentiment)
Paradise of Magnolia: Anything goes

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Birthday card for a dear friend

Hello everybody! I'm back again with another Magnolia card. It's a birthday card that I made for my very dear friend.



As I said, this card was made for my very good friend, so it includes quite a few of her favourite things - Tilda, kitty, stars, red colour just to name a few. ;) For this card I used papers from My mind's eye and some yellow and white cardstock.


I stamped the image on neenah paper and coloured it with pencils (just regular school pencils, nothing fancy). This tilda is from the Love from Paris stamp set. You rock is a Gummiapan stamp.


I decorated the card with some lace, star sequins, berries and handmade flowers. I also added some die cuts.


I made these flowers using the red and green foamiran and stamens. In case you want to see the tutorial on those please click here.

So much from me today. Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
All about Magnolia: All about anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Crafteezee: Anything goes
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia: Autumn flowers
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Penny Black and more: Make it feminine
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Pop it up
As you like it: Girl or boy (girl, because I like to use lots of girly embellishments on my cards - flowers, lace, pearls etc.)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wishing you rainbows and eternal happiness

Hello everybody! Ha, three posts in a row. I bet you didn't see this coming. lol I'm actually late with this card - it should have been posted on my blog on September 1. But I mixed the themes so I had to make something new. *ooops* So, without even further delay, here's my card for this month's challenge at The Sketchy Challenges


The theme this month is "Across the miles/Travel". You are probably scratching your head thinking what does this card have to do with the theme. Well, see that adorable mousey with the balloon? In my head that balloon is the mouse's transportation and it carries it far away to the person who is getting this card in the mail to wish them a very happy birthday. ;) I mean, surely you can travel somewhere far with a balloon, right? Especially if you are a mouse. :P

I kept this card pretty simple. I layered different coloure cardstock and then on top I used some design paper from my stash. In the center I made a shaker and filled it with pretty yellow and blue heart shaped sequins. I fuzzy cut the mice and glued them on top of the shaker. Then I just added some pearls in the other two corners.



Mice are clear stamps from CC designs. I coloured these cuties with pencils. Unfortunately you can't see this in the picture, but I covered the balloon with Wink of Stella, so it's really sparkly in person.


So much from me today. I hope you will come play with us at The Sketchy Challenges. You can win a wonderful prize from our generous sponsor if you do. Just saying... ;)

Have a colourful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Stamp it for STAMPtember
Ally's angels: Happy birthday
Polkadoodles: Anything goes
Cute card thursday: Anything goes

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simple foamiran flowers

Hello everybody! I'm back with another tutorial on how to make these simple foamiran flowers.


To make these flowers I used red and green foamiran, white stamens for the center and Rosy Dot AC3 dies. All of these things are available at Magnolia-licious store. If you like these flowers and want to learn how to make them yourself just watch the video bellow.



Have a beautiful day!

I'd like to enter my flowers to the foolowing challenge:
As you like it: Favourite non-card project (I like to make my own flowers because I can make them in any size I want and in pretty much any colour I want so that they go nicely with the paper)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Back to school or Christmas?

Hey everybody! Things finally settled down here a bit and my crafty corner is more or less done, so I finally got to do some crafting. :) I think I will be very busy crafting in the following months, because I need to stack up on Christmas and birthday cards. Eeek! I've already made a few, bot not even remotely as many as I need. What about you? Have you started making Christmas cards yet?

Anyways, a new monthly challenge just started at Magnolia-licious blog and while the main theme is "back to school", we also have an "anything goes" option. As you are about to see I chose this one - I will take any "excuse" I can get to make Christmas cards. He he.


I decided to colour this adorable Christmas Tilda from Christmas party 2017 collection. I stamped the image on neenah white solar paper and did the colouring with pencils. 


Papers are from Maja Design Celebration collection. The music notes paper is an actual music paper from back when I was still going to music school (which was looooong ago lol). The big lace is from my stash and the "smaller" lace is from Magnolia-licious store.


I hope you will come play with us. :) Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
All about Magnolia: All about anything goes
Crafteezee: Anything goes
Lovely Hanglar or sweet Magnolia: Dies or punches
The ribbon girl: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Corsage

Hello there! Phew, it's been a while since my last post. But the last 2-3 months have been crazy busy and I barely had any time to craft. Now things are SLOWLY coming together so hopefully I will have some more free time again. 

About a week ago we moved to our new home. Moving to a completely new country is definitely a challenge, especially since we don't know the language (yet), but I am sure we will get through it. So far I like our new place. The town is lovely, people seem to be nice, apartment is bright and I have a nice crafty space in it too. So I really can't complain. ;) I am a bit worried because of the language - not many people understand english - but I am starting a language course in September and til then I will continue to learn on my own. Wish me luck!

Today I want to show you a corsage I made for the wedding. 


I only used paper flowers and two berries/pearls. All of the flowers and leaves are from I am roses and the berries/pearls are from my stash.


The medium white flowers that I used for the corsage are the same I had in my hair for the wedding. ;)



The colours of the wedding were white, silver and light yellow, so I chose flowers in those colours for the corsage.



That's it for today. I wish you a wonderful day!
Bye bye :)

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenge:
I am roses: Anything goes

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

You nailed it

Hey there! I'm sorry I've been quiet lately, but I have soooooooo many things going on right now... So today's post is going to be a short one too. I just wanted to let you know that a new challenge started at Magnolia-licious blog yesterday. Be sure to check it out.

Here's my card...

I used one of the images from the Magnolia's Fixer upper collection - the image is called You nailed it Tilda. The sentiment comes with the image.


I stamped the image on neenah solar white paper and coloured it with pencils.


Papers are from Maja design Celebration collection, which is also available in Magnolia-licious store. I embellished the card with some pearls, crystals, lace, sequins and a piece of danedelion chipboard. Stitched circles are from Rox stamps.

Have a beautiful day! xx

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Plant a seed of friendship

Hello everybody! I'm here today with a card I created for the new challenge at Magnolia-licious.


For this card I used sweet Tilda from the With love from Paris set. You can find this set along with many other cute Magnolia stamps (and other awesome things) in Magnolia-licious store.


I stamped the image on neenah paper and coloured it with pencils. I used papers, doily, crystals and flowers from my stash. I also used some sequins and pearls to decorate the card.


Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Simply Magnolia: Flowers
Penny Black and more: In the garden
Stamping sensations: Anything goes

Friday, June 1, 2018

Invitations (Vabila)

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I've been super busy lately - with crafting and with other things. That's why I haven't been very active online either. I want to share some news with you which will tell you what kept me busy. Sooooo...

First of all - I am getting married in a week! :D Woohoo! It's all happened so fast so I didn't have as much time to plan everything as I would normally want, but things are coming together now, so all is good. I still have some things to do, but I know I can do them. :)

Another big news is that I am moving to another country. I won't go into details about when, where etc., but I will tell you that it's soon. So looking at the apartment there, learning the language etc. are the things that keep me busy as well.

So, as you can imagine my crafty time has been very limited. I did however manage to make wedding invitations. Luckily it's a small wedding with only close relatives, so I didn't have to make THAT many. ;) I kept the design the same, but I did change some flowers, papers etc. for some of them. Want to see the pictures? Here you go...


And another one with the different big flower


All the invitations were made with Craft and you papers. Most of the flowers I used are from I am roses, but on some invitations I used flowers from other brands as well. I made the butterflies myself with modge molds and white modge melts. Doilies and lace came from my stash. The sentiment is in slovenian and it means "invitation". It's a clear stamp from Mavelu. I embossed it with gold embossing powder from Ranger.




I made these also as an inspiration for the current challenge at The sketchy challenges. Be sure to check the challenge out if you want to have a chance to win some crafty goodies.

So much from me today.

Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Rože
I am roses: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
AnMa creatief: Butterflies
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up challenge 43 (my inspiration was the flower)
As you like it: Flora or fauna (flora for me - I love using flowers on projects; I think they add that special finishing touch and make the whole project more elegant)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Small paper bag

Hi everybody! I have a very quick and easy project for you today. Did you know Shawn sells Gummiapan goodies in his store? They have many great dies and stamps

For my today's project I used Gummiapan bag die


I cut the base for the bag from wa white cardstock and glued a piece of patterned paper over it. The sentiment is a Gummiapan stamp. I stamped it on white cardstock and cut it out. I raised it on foampads for some dimension. 



I used some pearls and homemade foamiran flower to decorate the bag. I made the flower with Magnolia stethoscope die and to make it I used mint and yellow foamiran. In case you are wondering how to make this flower I have tutorial for it here.


That's it from me today. Have a beautiful day! xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Who likes strawberries?

Mmmm, strawberries! Yum! Do you like them? I sure do. We just bought some the other day and they were delicious. And... I managed to resist the temptation to add some whipping cream and/or chocolate on them. Yay me! lol

You are probably wondering why I am babbling about strawberries, aren't you? Well, a short while ago I participated in a card swap in Stamp Anniething FB group. Each participant was given the same digi stamp and we had to make a card with it and send it to our swap partner. The image was of a sweet girl sitting on a strawberry. 

I made this card for the swap, but also as a reminder for the current challenge at The sketchy challenges blog, where our current challenge is "Ribbon, lace or twine". You have til the end of the month to enter your creations into the challenge. I hope many of you will join us!

Here is the card I made.


Image is from Stamp Anniething and I coloured it with pencils. Papers are from my stash and the flowers are from I am roses. I also used some crystals, pearls and a piece of dotty ribbon as embellishments.

So much for today. See you again tomorrow. :)
Hugs! xx

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy 60th anniversary

Hello everybody! I'm back with a new card. This one was made for 2 were special people - my grandparents. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary (wow, right?!). I really wanted to make a shabby chic/romantic card for them and this is what I came up with.


I had these gorgeous shabby chic papers in my stash and I thought they would be perfect for my project. To achieve a (more) romantic look I added lace, pearls and flowers. I also used some crystals, chipboard peices and heart shaped sequins to decorate the card. I distressed the edges with my scissors.


I made the flowers myself - I used white and pale pink foamiran to make them. You fan find foamiran in lots of different colours at Magnolia-licious store

To make the big flower I used Tim Holtz's Tattered florals die and for the small (pink) flowers I used Rosy dot AC3 dies. For the center of the flowers I used different stamens from Magnolia-licious store.



This is all from me today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Cupcake inspirations: Floral
Double D challenge: May flowers
Words 2 craft by: The promise of April
Simon says stamp (Monday challenge): Time out (this card was made for 60th wedding anniversary; if you don't think it fits the theme feel free to delete it)
Crafteezee: Pretty in... pink :D

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Have a happy day

Hello there everybody! How are you doing? We are enjoying the warm sunny days. :) We had a pretty busy weekend (going here and there) and it feels good to be able to spend the next 2 days at home. I'm definitely going to take it easy. :D

Despite everything that's been going on here I managed to make a couple of cards. One of them is the one I am about to show you... I made it for the new challenge that just started at Magnolia-licious challenge blog. The theme is Anything goes with optional spring. 


I made a CAS card with the super duper cute bunny stamp from Magnolia's Sunbeam collection. I made an attempt to create a spring scene with some flower and butterflies stamps. I did the colouring with pencils. To decorate the card I only used a couple of sequins.


I hope you will come play with us this month. 

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: All about pets
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
All about Magnolia: All about spring
CAS-ual Fridays: April showers bring May flowers
Papercraft challenges: CAS
Words 2 craft by: The promise of April

Monday, April 23, 2018

Just some info

Heya! just a quick post to let you know that the new Lemon Craft paper pad is available for pre-order at Magnolia-licious store. It's sooooo pretty!



I definitely need some! You can find it here.

See you soon! :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New foamiran flower tutorial

Hello everybody! I'm here with a new foamiran flower tutorial. The flower I will be making looks like this...


I used red foamiran, white berry and Rosy dot AC3 die. All of these things are available at Magnolia-licious store.

And here's is the video tutorial. I hope you like it!


Bye bye

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Darilna embalaža/Gift card holder (tutorial)

Lep pozdrav vsem skupaj! Upam, da preživljate lep vikend. Spodnja objava je nastala v sodelovanju s podjetjem Rayher.

Ste že kdaj podarili komu za rojstni dan darilno kartico? No, jaz sem. Pa ne samo enkrat. Zato sem se odločila, da vam tokrat pokažem, kako lahko iz papirnate vrečke naredite lično embalažo za darilne kartice in skrito drobno presenečenje. :)

Hello everybody! Today I made a tutorial on how to make a gift card holder that also holds a small hidden surprise. It's made of a small "sandwich paper bag". i hope the pictures explain it well, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

Pa začnimo ...

Potrebovali boste naslednje stvari:
- natron vrečko
- dekorativni papir (jaz sem uporabila tega in tega)
- štampiljko (jaz sem uporabila Mama Elephant - Over the rainbow)
- medije za barvanje motiva (jaz sem motiv odtisnila na Langton akvarelni papir in ga pobarvala z distress blazinicami)
- trak (jaz sem uporabila bel organza trak širine 1 cm)
- robni luknjač (jaz sem uporabila tega)
- Spellbinders šablone
- luknjač z motivom metuljčka
- rožice
- perle
- kristalčke
- gesso (bel)

Darilo vrečko najprej prepognite na mestu, ki je prikazano na spodnji sliki.



Nato vse skupaj še enkrat prepognite na polovico.


Če vrečko razgrnete, dobite to ...


Z lepilom ali obojestranskim lepilnim trakom prilepite spodnji del vrečke na osnovo.


Nato od spodnjega dela vrečke do sredinskega pregiba z lepilom ali obojestranskim lepilnim trakom zlepite stranska dela vrečke (zgoraj in spodaj).


Po želji vse obrobe in pregibe pobarvajte z akrilno barvo, ki se bo ujemala z barvo vašega dekorativnega papirja.


Na mesti, kjer piše "tape", prilepite obojestranski lepilni trak.


Pripravite "strani" za vašo embalažo. Potrebovali boste štiri kartončke v velikosti 9.5x7.5 cm in en kartonček v velikosti 7.5x4.5 cm (v primeru, da boste uporabili vrečko drugih dimenzij, prilagodite velikost "strani").


Ko boste lepili levo sredinsko stran (stran, na kateri bo žepek za darilno kartico), najprej prilepite dekorativni kartonček na stran, šele nato čez "žepek".



Na prvo in na zadnjo stran nalepite trak, da boste embalažo lahko zavezali - to storite preden boste prilepili dekorativna kartončka.


Embalažo okrasite po svojih željah. :)


Jaz sem za naslovnico izbrala štampiljko Mama Elephant in romantičen papir proizvajalca Craft and you. Dodala sem še nekaj izrezov, ki so narejeni s Spellbinders šablonama ter nekaj rožic proizvajalca I am roses. Za zavezovanje sem uporabila bel organza trak. Motiv je pobarvan z distress blazinicami.

Takole je videti sredinski del moje embalaže.


Na levi strani je prostor ("žepek") za darilno kartico, ki sem ga okrasila s perlami in borduro, ki sem jo naredila z luknjačem.


Na desno stran pa sem odtisnila napis, ki je iz istega seta kot motiv, ki sem ga uporabila na sprednji strani.


V embalaži se skriva tudi drobno (ustvarjalno) presenečenje. ;)


Tako, to je to za danes. Upam, da vam je vodič všeč. Želim vam čim lepši dan! :)

I'd like to enter my gift card holder to the following challenges:
Simon says: Work it wednesday - inking technique (I love colouring with my distress inks)
Allsorts: Spring flowers or showers
As you like it: Favourite colouring medium (distress inks for me because they give the images such soft and romantic look)
The ribbon girls: Anything goes
Hanna and friends: Bingo (pearls, dies, flowers)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes