Monday, October 11, 2021

Let's have some fun

Hello! How are you doing? I hope everything is fine where you live and that you managed to enjoy this past weekend to the fullest. We sure did. We had such a lovely weather so we couldn't just stay inside - we went for a walk, to the park... And me and the lil one even did some baking. Perfect weekend - lots of fun, relaxing and quality family time. What did you do?

I also managed to squeeze in some crafting time and I created this card...


This card is different from the cards I usually make. In fact, I don't think I've ever made a card like this (the shape) before. But it was really fun to make so I might give it a go another time.


As you can see, I kept the whole design very simple. I like the effect vellum gave and I didn't want to cover it all with embellishments. I created (or at least tried to) a snowy landscape and reindeers having fun around the Christmas tree. It was my lil one who chose the images (and has already claimed the card). ;) I embossed part of the "snow" and raised the reindeer on foam pads for some extra dimension. I did the colouring with polychromos.




Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Lift challenge: Swing card with vellum circle
Craftzhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Christmas kickstart challenge: Make one for a loved one (made for my lil one)
Christmas with the cuties: Rudolph and friends (feature a reindeer)
Ally's angels: Anything goes




Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hot chocolate anyone?

Hi everybody! How are you doing? I've been keeping myself busy with day-to-day activities and I've been experimenting in the kitchen. I love cooking and baking and I always keep my eyes out on the new things I can/have to try. So if you have a favourite recipe that you care to share, please do so. :) I was thinking about posting some of the stuff I make in the kitchen here, but then I've decided to keep this blog for my papercrafts (and maybe occassional piece of handmade jewelry) only. However, I'm sharing most of the dishes I make on my instagram so feel free to have a look, if you want. :)

Besides cooking and baking I've also made a couple of cards, which I would like to share with you. You can see the first one below and the others will follow in the upcoming weeks. 

So, the first card I want to share with your is a Christmas one. I decided to use one of the super cute images from Severine Aubry on my card - this little fella always brings a smile to my face. :D I definitely wouldn't mind if he came here so we could share a cup of hot chocolate. ;)

I coloured the image with polychromos. I'm on a mission to "shop in my stash", so on this card I used quite a few things that I've had in my stash for what seems like forever - crystals, acetate frame with stars, rub-on sentiment and even the die cut frame is an oldie.



Have you started working on your Christmas projects? Or are you currently hooked on Halloween stuff?

So much for today. Wishing you all a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craft-alnica: Nekaj sladkega
Let's craft and create: AG + Lots of layers
Ally's angels: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: September Rudolph days challenge 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Baby blessings

Hello everybody! How are you doing? How was your summer? Did you go anywhere or did you just relax at home? We did a little bit of everything. :) 

Earlier this month our friends welcomed a new baby boy into the family. We haven't seen the little guy yet, but we hope to soon. I made a baby card to give to the happy couple when we meet. And today I want to share this card with you.



I chose one of the sweet dino stamps from Clearly Besotted and I coloured it with polychromos. I decided to go for a CAS look and went through my huge pile of paper scraps to find some that I wanted to use on my card. After it was all put together I decorated the card with some sequins.


I hope you are enjoying these last days of August. xx

I'd like to nter my card to the following challenges:
Pixie's crafty workshop: Add some sparkle
Stamping sensations: Any celebration
We love Chocolate Baroque: Favourite stamps (the dinos from the Clearly besotted set are definitely my favourite stamps for making baby cards)
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Friday, July 30, 2021

How the holidays start ...

Hello everybody! How are you doing? 

Today I want to share with you another Christmas card I made.

I don't have a printer so I very, very rarely use digi stamps, even though I have plenty in my collection. Do you use digi stamps? I know there are several advantages to digi stamps compared to rubber/clear ones (e. g. resizing images to your desired size, price etc.), but even so I prefer the "real" stamping - meaning using a rubber/clear stamp and ink. BUT there are some images that I really, really like that only come as digi stamps. So when I visited my parents one day I asked them if I could use their printer to print a couple of images. One of the images I printed was this cute image from Polkadoodles that I used on the card below.

I coloured the image with polychromos and added some liquid applique on parts of the image to make it more interesting. The papers are from DCWV. I decorated the card with some die cut stars and crystals. The sentiment is a rub-on from Stampin' up. I added some foam pads between the layers for some extra dimension.

I hope you like this card. Have you started on your Christmas cards yet or will you make them later in the year?

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: July Rudolph days challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Friday, June 25, 2021

Holiday card... In June

Hey, hey! How are you doing? Have your summer vacations started yet? We are still waiting for ours. But until they come I will play with my craft supplies and hopefully make several holiday cards so I will have enough for when the holidays actually come. 

I would like to share one of the Christmas cards today.



I used the adorable image from MFT. First I coloured the image with my polychromos and then fussy cut it. Then I paper pieced the scarf so it matched the patterned paper. The papers are from Maja Design and Craft & you. I embellieshed the card with some lace, pearls, crystals and die cut snowflakes.

I raised different layers on foam pads for some extra dimension.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: June Rudolph days challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Ally's angels: Anything goes
We love Chocolate Baroque: Hand coloured or paper pieced image

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Snowy hugs

Hey hey! I have some extra free time and I decided to use it to share a Christmas/holiday card I made. You probably know I love making those to send them out to friends and family during the holiday season. And recently I received some new super cute and fun winter stamps and I can't wait to use them, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to see cards made with them (I'm a SUPER slow crafter and right now I am quite busy at work). Today I'll share with you another winter/holiday card that I made with one of my favourite holiday images - this adorable snowman from Stamping Bella...


I took the inspiration from the previous two cards I shared with you on my blog - I kept the same design as I used on the card that I shared with you here and I created the same striped background with washi tape as I did on the card I shared with you here. I like how colourful this card is. Might need to make another one like it, even though I usually don't make duplicate (or even more of the same) cards. As usually I did the colouring with polychromos and then I fussy cut the image and raised it on foam pads for some extra dimension.



That's all from me today. Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: May Rudolph days challenge
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Papercraft challenge: Anything goes

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Flowers for your birthday

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm ok, just tired. I was sick last week and even though I am fine now I still don't have a lot of energy. But I'm hoping I'll be back to my old self soon.

Today I have a bright and happy card to share with you...



I decided to keep the design pretty simple to make the image stand out more. This adorable girl is an older LOTV stamp. I coloured the image with my polychromos. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I have quite some washi tape in my stash, but for some reason I barely use it. However, I used some on this card - to create the striped background. It's really quick and easy and I like the effect so I am sure I will use this "technique" again in the future. Do you like to use washi tape on your creations? Do you use it often? I didn't use a lot of embellishments on this card, just a couple of crystals.

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

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything with happy, bright and sunny colours
Bizzy Becs: May anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
We love Chocolate Baroque: Bright sunny colours