Monday, October 31, 2011

Calling all the ribbon lovers

As promised here's a new candy. :D If you like using ribbonson your projects, you will definitely like it. ;) Sweet Ali from Crafty ribbons kindly gave the DT some of their fabby ribbons to offer them as candy. Isn't that very generous of her? Look at all the ribbons you can win ...

Wow, right? And these can all be yours. All you need to do is  mention this candy in you blog (sidebar) and leave your name with Mr. Linky (if Mr. Linky is missing just leave a comment and I'll add you myself). We would really, really, reeeeeeeeally appreciate if you also hopped to the Crafty ribbons challenge blog and become a follower, but it's not a must. However, you might enjoy our challenges. :)  Every 2 weeks you have the chance to participate in the challenge and win some yummy ribbons. Not bad at all, huh? ;) New challenge starts on Thursday so keep your eyes on the challenge blog. :D

IMPORTANT ... Please keep your comments in english or slovenian. I do speak/understand bits of a few other languages as well, but not good enough to understand everything you are saying. I don't understand a word in russian or french for example and my italian is very limited too. So if you want to participate in a candy and you comment (which is optional but I really appreciate every single comment) the least you can do is to use one of the online translators (if your english isn't good enough to write a comment) and then write your comment in english. From now on I will delete all comments that are not in english or slovenian. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but comments and candy entries I don't understand and/or can't even read (in cyrillic) aren't really "my thing".

This candy will close on October 31st and the winner will be announced the next day. Good luck to all of you!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let's play bingo!

Hi there! Today a new challenge started at Crafty ribbons challenge blog - we want to invite you to come and play Bingo with us! :D Now, doesn't that sound fun?! I hope many of you will come play with us! Here's the Bingo board ...

We also have some fantastic prizes for you - this challenge is being sponsored by sweet Bev from Mulberry crafts. Look at all the fabby flowers she is giving to the lucky winner ...

And that's not all ... Ali and Tony from Crafty ribbons are giving one lucky follower of the Crafty ribbons challenge blog the chance to win one of Bev's bags (winner's choice). So many gorgeous ribbons ...

Don't you just love all the prizes? I wish I could participate in this challenge too!!! ;) 

I created a girly card for this challenge. I used my brand new Dress up Marci stamp from La-La Land Crafts that I received from my very sweet and very talented friend, Rosie. If you have a moment, please stop by her blog to see all her amazing creations. I colored Marci with Promarkers. For the beads on the necklace I used paint. I cut the circle and scalloped circle with Spellbinders dies. I also used Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder and MS monarch butterfly punch. I've been wanting this punch for soooo long, but couldn't get my hands on it. So when I finally got it (again, thanks to Rosie), I was over the moon. This is definitely one of the things that I'll be using A LOT. :D The ribbon is - of course - from Crafty ribbons. The flowers I used are stickers - they are from my stash. And so is the paper. I would love to give you the info about the brand, but unfortunately I have no idea where it is from. Here's what my card looks like ...

What are you waiting for? Come play Bingo with us! :D

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Get spooked

Hello, hello! How are you? I hope you are having nicer days than we do. It's been cloudy and gray here for the last couple of days and today it was also raining in the morning. Typical autumn weather I suppose. I already miss warm sunny days. But I admit that autumn has its charms too; e.g. leaves in all the beautiful colours. And of course Halloween is in this time of year too. ;) Halloween has only been getting more popular here in the last couple of years. I can't say it's my favourite holiday, but I sill plan on carve a pumpkin or two. :P

At My mum's craft shop challenge blog we have a perfect challenge for all you Halloween lovers. We want you to create a spooky card/project. This week we are being sponsored by Sassy Cheryl's digis - they are giving the lucky winner $5 to spend in their store.

The DT got some of their spooktacular Sassy Cheryl images to play with. On my project I used the cute witch, which you can get here.

This was supposed to be a candy bag, but I didn't have any candy at home, so I put some of my buttons in the bag to give you the idea what it'll be like once it's filled with candy (I'm off to do some shopping later today). This bag was very easy, fast and fun to make. I followed tutorial I found on this site. I colored the image with Promarkers and some Crayola markers. The ribbons are from Crafty ribbons and the buttom on the ribbon flower is from my stash. I also used the Spellbinders dies to cut out circles and scalloped circle. I drew the bats myself on the black piece of paper, cut them out and glued them on the bag.

I hope you'll join our challenge. We can't wait to see all your spooky creations. :)

I'd like to enter this bag in the following challenges:
Crop Stop: Halloween
Ribbon carousel: Halloween
Paper play: Use black
Simon says stamp!: Anything goes
Through the craftroom: Happy Halloween
Craft your days away: Halloween colours

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Santa's little helper

Hi everybody! I'm not feeling well today, so this will be a very short post. I just want to get back to bed asap.

Today a new challenge started at MMCS blog and this week's theme is "Food and drink". We have a wonderful sponsor this week - Wild rose studio. They offered the lucky winner 2 stamps of winner's choice. Wonderful, right? They sure have loooooots of fabby images to choose from.

Here's the card I made for this challenge ...

I used the cute free digi from Angelique - you can get this cutie on her blog. The red paper is from Provo Craft and the green paper is just a left over piece from my stash. I stamped over it with Single snowflake stamp from Stampabilities. The gorgeous glittery ribbon is from Crafty ribbons. I colored the image with Promarkers. The snowflakes are made with my punch and in the middle of each snowflake I glued a crystal from my stash.

I hope many of you will come and play with us this week. I can't wait to see all your lovely creations. Hugs!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ribbon and lace

Hello everybody! I'm very happy to see you here. :) I'm going to do some blog hopping tomorrow and will stop by your blogs and do some commenting.

Today a 4th challenge started at Crafty ribbons blog. This fortnight's challenge theme is "ribbon and lace". I doesn't get much easier than that, does it? lol I hope many of you will come and play along with us. We have a great sponsor for this challenge. The sweet Krista from Saturated canary will give the lucky winner two of her incredibly cute images. The DT was lucky to get some of her images to play with too and we used them on our cards. I used the fab Tressa the princess image. Isn't she cute?!

I used some papers, doily lace and pearls from my stash and the gorgeous ribbons from Crafty ribbons. I colored the image with Promarkers.

I'm off to bed now. It was a looooooooooong day today. See ya tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remind you of a song

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Enjoying your week so far? I've had. a very busy couple of days. It was crazy. But things settled down now so I hope it'll be a bit better from now on. 

As every Wednesday, even today we have a new challenge at the MMCS blog for you. And today's challeng is "Remind you of a song". It was a hard choice for me of what card to make, because I have quite some songs that I love. But at the end I went with Robbie Williams' song Angels and I made a card inspired by this song ~ needless to say I kept listening to it over and over again while crafting and "sing" (if you can call this singing lol) along. 

This cute Tilda image was just perfect for my card. Isn't she just sooooooo cute?! I also love these papers from Scrapwork's Formal affair. I colored Tildawith Promarkers and I used Stickles on her wings. The ribbon, lace and pearls are from my stash. I made the snowflakes with a punch. The sentiment is in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays" - I just printed that one. 

I wish you a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Another Christmas card

Grrrrr, today I was going to do some blog hopping and comment on your posts, but Blogger doesn't allow me to leave comments. :S Another glitch I guess. I hope it'll be fixed soon.

Today I had a lazy day. I just did some more bobbin-work (I made another clover) and I also made a Christmas card. I keep reminding myself that I *must* make some more Christmas cards (the sooner the better), but somehow I always end up doing something completely different. Knowing myself it'll be "last-minute-rush" with these cards again, even though I started in January. So much about my organization. *blush*

Here's the card I made today ...

As you can see I used that cute birdie digi, which I got here. I colored the image with Promarkers and I added some Stickles on the cap. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and the other things (star confetti, pearls and doily) are from my stash. I got this paper with a swap some time ago, but I *think* it came with one magazine. Not sure though.

I would like to add this card to the following challenge:
Crop Stop:  Dainty doily

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yay, I did it! :D :D

Yesterday I finished my very first lace (Slovenia is well known by Idrija laces and I recently started learning how to make these). I've always liked Idrija laces, but as they are all completely handmade, they can get really expensive, so I though I might as well give it a shot and try to learn how to make them myself. So earlier this year I bought all the things I needed and about a month ago I started learning how to do these. 

For my first project I chose ... Butterfly, what else?! lol This wasn't the easiest one to start with, but it was worth all the efforts. I love how it turned out. 

And today I made another lace - a four leaf clover. I need to make three of these for the gifts. :)

These laces are both completely handmade. These are bobbin laces (click to get to wiki if you want more details), which means you make them with bobbins - obviously. lol You also need a pattern. I'm just a beginner, but I really like making these laces and will definitely make many more. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All creatures - great and small

Heya! It's wednesday which means we have a new challenge for you at the My mums craft shop challenge blog. This week's theme is "All creatures - big and small". I hope lots of you will come and play with us. :) Oh, and before I forget, we have a great sponsor this week too - Di's digis is offering 4 digi stamps to the lucky winner.

First let me apologize because my piccie isn't the best. The weather wasn't on my side when I wanted to take pictures so the colours aren't the best (I tried to do some Photoshop magic on the piccie, but unfortunately I'm not very good at these things).

For this card I used stamps from the Kanban's Autumn Silhouettes set. Isn't the owl just too cute? I colored it with TH disters ink. The paper I used is from Provo Craft and the flower lace/ribbon and leaf are from my stash. The butterflies are made with a craft punch and the crystals in the middle of each butterfly are from my stash.

I hope you are having a nice day! Hugs! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wishing you well

Hello everybody! I hope you are having a nice week so far. Mine is ok, but nothing special. Pretty much the usual stuff. Work, crafting when I have some free time ... Stuff like that. One of the cards that I made, looks like this ...

I was going for a vintage look so I used the scissors on the paper edges. To be honest it's not my favourite card - I feel like there's something missing. Probably because I always add (many) more embellies on my cards. I wanted to add some more on here too, but I didn't like how any of them looked, so I just left it like this. I do love this butterfly stamp though. It's from the Close to your heart "Find your style" set. The sentiment is a G Studio clear stamp. I made the flower myself using the Spellbinders circle dies, orange paper from my stash and a gold brad, which I also found inmy stash. I also used Stampabilities Faded text background stamp, Cottage floral embossing folder, TH brushed corduroy distress ink and some ribbon that I've had in my drawer for quite some time. I bought it quite some time ago and I really like it, but haven't used it before. The green paper in the back is just a left-over piece from my stash so no idea about the brand, sorry. The brown paper is from Provo Craft and the other green paper is from Artsy collage's Nature collage kit.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenge:
Crop Stop: World card making day
CLP challenge: Sketch

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Phone charms

Hello everybody! I'm back again with something new today.

 The other day I was playing with beads and I got this idea that I could make some phone charms. I don't know about you, but I love having a charm on my phone. The moment I get a new phone, I will add a charm to it. lol These were really fun to make and I still have some more ideas. I will definitely be making more of these in the furture.

Here are the ones I made so far ...

I used some charms and some glass and metal beads from my stash for these. What do you think?