Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Don't be afraid to sparkle

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope you are staying safe and healthy. The last two weeks have been pretty hectic for me and I barely had any time for crafting. However, collecting minutes and staying up late(r) I still managed to finish the card I am about to show you. 


This card is pretty simple (especially for me lol), but I am still happy with how it turned out, even though I didn't use any design paper or embellishments (shocking, I know - I can't even believe it myself lol). Originally I wanted to use gold glitter paper, but I didn't have any at home and I didn't have time to go to the store and buy some. So I used some of that beautiful gold washi tape to create the background and some corrugated cardstock to give the card some dimension. I really wanted to use the "Don't be afraid to sparkle" stamp from Paperbabe stamps, but I didn't want to just stamp it. For some reason I was determined to emboss the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Well, my embossing pad's days are counted, but somehow I still managed to get it to work just enough to emboss the sentiment and some stars, which are also a Paperbabe stamp. After the stars were embossed I cut them out with my scissors. From a gold cardstock I cut a star and embossed it with polka dot embossing folder. I glued that on a piece of cardstock and after that put it on a card. And that's it. It really was that simple.




I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (optional: use paper strips instead of ribbon)
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Bookmarks for kids

The other day I saw a challenge which was about making a bookmark for a child. My daughter loves books so I thought it would be fun to create a bookmark which we could use for the books we read together. At first I was thinking about making an origami kind of bookmark, but after some googling I came around this simple but adorable animal bookmarks and decided to make one two of those. I followed this tutorial and made cute foxy and puppy bookmarks. Since I thought the white was too plain I decided to draw some black dots/spots on the bookmarks to make them more interesting.


Here are some additional photos of the bookmarks so that you can imagine what they look like in a book.

Foxy bookmark...




And puppy bookmark...




I'm sorry for the bad photos of the bookmarks in the book, but the lighting wasn't the best when I took them.

What I like about these bookmarks is that they really stay in the book and don't fall out so easily. 

I would like to enter my bookmarks to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Ponovno v šoli (otroško knjižno kazalo)
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Papercraft challenges: Black + white + one additional colour
Creative inspirations: Spots and dots or inky splats

Thursday, September 24, 2020

White on white

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Can you belive we are already in the last days of September? I think this month just flew by. 

The card I'm about to show you is different (in several ways) than the cards you normally see on my blog. First of all, it doesn't contain any stamped images. And second of all - it's all white. I've always admired those completely white cards, because I think they look really elegant, but I've always been "afraid" to make myself. But the other day I saw there was a "white on white" challenge, and I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try to make a white Christmas card. 


My original plan was to make a white Christmas card and then just emboss a nice (Christmas) sentiment with the golden embossing powder on it. Well, that plan failed as soon as I wanted to do some stamping, because my embossing stamp pad was completely dry. So I put my thinking cap on and started looking for solution. I thought of a Stampin up rub ons that I've had in my stash for quite a while and decided to use the "joy" sentiment as the center of my card. I glued some small pearls over it. As you can see I used two different enbossing folders and corrugated cardstock to get some lovely textures on my card. I used foam pads between the layers for some extra dimension. I finished the card off with some die cuts, lace and some extra pearls.


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

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges: 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes (+ optional: include the word joy)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Paperbabe stamps: Dimensions
Yes, Virginia: September show and share
Uniko Studio: Anything goes (optional: thanks)

Friday, September 18, 2020

Celebrate

Hello, lovely people! How are you? Ready for the weekend? I sure am. I just want to stay home and relax. 

Today I would like to share with you a card I made for my friend's birthday. She's a cat person so I knew that this Wild rose studio image is perfect for the card I was making for her.


For a change I coloured the image with distress inks. I used beautiful papers from Craft and you and some gorgeous flowers from I am roses (+ some from my stash) to decorate the card. I stamped the sentiment and then went over it with Sakura gel pen to make it more sparkly.


So much for today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
I am roses: Anything goes (+ use at least 3 IAR products)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
We love Chocolate Baroque: Wings or anything goes (this time I went with anything goes)
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (+ optional best of friends) - I chose AG
The creative crafters: Anything goes
Dream valley: Embossing (wet or dry)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Crafting with the lil one

Hello everybody! Fall is just around the corner and with it also school and kindergarten. So I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with my lil one while I still can. Today we had a crafty day. She really enjoys colouring (I've lost count of how many colouring books we've used over the last year) and playing with my stamps. And for the last 6 months or so she's been really stickers too, so lately we've been buying a lot of those sticker books. I'm pretty sure we have all (some even double) that are possible to buy at out local bookstore. lol So when we were preparing our crafting table today we had to include all of those elements - stamps, stickers (LOTS of them!), bling and pencils. ;)

We started of by making a sign for my daughter's bedroom. You see, she got her own room a few months ago and now she wants EVERYBODY to know that. lol So making a sign that says that is her room seemed like a good idea.

It started with a white cardstock on which my lil one wrote her name. Then she stamped on some presents, coloured them and decorated the sign with some stickers and heart crystal.





After we made the sign we decided to make birthday cards for her grandpa and her auntie who will have their birthdays in September and October.

For the card my daughter made for her auntie she decided to draw a meadow with some flowers, sun and sky. She completed the card with some (dimensional) stickers, butterfly shaped sequin and heart crystal.



When making a card for her grandpa she started of the same way (drawing some grass, sun and sky), but then she decided to do some stamping as well. She chose one of the adorable lions from Clearly besotted, stamped that onto her scene and coloured it. She decorated the card with some stickery, sequins and super sparkly star.




Lastly she decided she needs a card for herself as well (of course, lol). For that she decided to use some of those adorable kitty stamps from The Greeting Farm. Under them she used one of her own stamps (she got in in Kinder surprise) to create some paw prints. She decorated the card with some stickers and drew some water for the dolphins (that's that blue "thingy" in case you were wondering lol).



We both had lots of fun crafting and I can't wait for us to do that again. :)

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my daughter's creations to the Kid's summer vacation challenge at Simon says stamp blog.


Friday, August 21, 2020

Happy birthday

Hey hey! How are you doing? Good, I hope. :) 

Today let me show you a card I made for the birthday of one lovely lady...


I used one of the old(er) images from hAnglar which I coloured with pencils. The sentiment is from Mama elephant. The papers came from my stash and so did the bigger flowers. The smaller ones are  from I am roses. I also used some lace, pearls and crystals to decorate my card.


So much from me today. :)

Have a beautiful day! Xx 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges: 
Cupcake inspirations: Birthday celebration
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Paperbabe stamps: Anything goes
Let's craft and create: Anything goes (+ optional lots of layers)

Monday, August 17, 2020

Blessed Christmas

Hello everybody. Is anybody else already thinling about Christmas or is it just me? I know it's only August, but with school starting in about 2 weeks I think the time will just fly by and December will be here before we know it. I am pretty sure I will be quite busy with work over the next month(s), so I already started working on my Christmas cards - to be ready to send them out when the time comes. ;)

The one I am about to show you is CAS. I am still struggling with this style, but I do like to challenge myself every now and then and make something a bit differently than I usually do.

I still remember the first time I saw this angel stamp on one of my friend's cards. I immediately knew I had to get this set and up to date it is still one of my favourites when making Christmas cards. In case anyone is wondering... It is a Clearly besotted stamp set. ;) And the sentiment is from La La Land crafts.



I decided to make a shaker for a change. I think shakers are really fun, but for some reason I don't make them very often.

I embossed the background and just added some pearls to decorate the card.



So much for today. Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Paperbabe stamps: Sketch
Cardz TV: Anything goes
The creative crafters: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes with sentiment
CHNC: Anything goes as long as it's Christmas