Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keeping warm

Brrrr, it's so cold outside. I'm glad I can be in where it's nice and warm. We don't have snow yet, so that's a plus, but I thing that sooner or later we'll get some. After all, it's almost December. I can already smell cinnamon, oranges, cookies ... Yup, that's proably the reason this is my favourite time of the year (despite the cold). ;)

This week's challenge at MMCS challenge blog is "Keeping warm" - a perfect theme for this time of the year, don't you think so? I was asked to make some very simple (meaning: without many embellishments) Christmas cards and I was trying to do this with this one.

On this card I only used some ribbon from my stashn, 2 crystals that also came from my stash and some Icicle Slickles.The green paper is from Provo Craft and the rest are just some left over pieces I had in my drawer. I used the lovely image fromHeather Ellis. I colored the image with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. For the snowlakes I used border punch.

I wish you all a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A tag

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm taking it veeeeeeeeeery easy today. It's just one of those days when you want to do as little as possible, you know? ;) I might do some crafting later today or I'll just try and catch up with leaving comments on blogs. That sounds like a good plan too, doesn't it?

Anyways, at Crafty ribbons we have a new challenge for you. We want you to make a tag. A small one, a big one ... It doesn't matter. As long as it's a tag, everything is ok. :) Here is the one I made ...

I used a thin white cardstock and colored it with TH Brushed corduroy distress ink. Then I stamped on it with Stampabilities Faded text background stamp and Swirl stamps from Viva decor. The butterflies were made with my MS Monarch butterfly punch and I stamped over them with the Faded text background stamp. The little flowers were made with a punch too. The pearls are from my stash. The brown cardstock is a left over from a cardboard box. I inked it up with TH brushed corduroy ink. The ribbons I used are from Crafty ribbons - I used Organza swiss dot ribbon and Velvet saddle stitch ribbon.

So .. Are you curious what can you win this time? Should I tell you? ;) Ok, I will ... You can win some gorgeous embossed velvet ribbons (like you see on the picture below). They are also available in the store here.

Happy crafting! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Things with wings

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm still stuck in bed most of the time, but my knee is getting better. I'm having sutures taken out on Monday and hopefully everything will be fine and I'll be up and running around again in no time.

Also, a big hello to all my new followers. *waves* Thank you for joining my blog; I hope you like what you see here. :) I noticed the number of my followers is already over 200. My goodness, I have never thought I'd get this many followers. Thanks to each and every one of you! xx

This week's theme at MMCS challenge blog is "Things with wings". And we have an amazing sponsor this week - Emerald fairies. Don't you just love their images? I do! And if my printer wasn't acting up, I'd definitely make a card with one of their lovely digi images. *sigh*

Instead I used the cute boy ona star image which I printed out quite some time ago and it is a freebies at Angelique's blog.

I colored the image with Promarkers and on the back I did some shading with Faber Castell pencils. On the wings I put some glitters. The papers are from Heidi Grace designs and from Provo Craft. The ribbons and buttons are from my stash.

I hope many of you will come and play with us. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mix and match papers

This will be a very quick post ... I just want to tell you about the new challenge that started today at MMCS blog. This week's theme is "Mix and match papers". We want you to use different design papers this week. I used papers from Provo Craft (the pink one), from Heidi Grace designs (the green one) and from Sizzix' Little Sizzles (the butterfly).

The flowers are from my stash and the lace is from The paper Studio. Beads are also from my stash. The image is adorable angel Tilda from Magnolia. I colored the image with Promarkers. The butterfly was made with my MS punch and the circles were cut with Spellbinders dies.

I hope you'll come and play with us this week. We have a great sponsor too - Elizabeth Bell is offering 2 of her digis to the lucky winner.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nutella cake with bananas

Today I want to show you the cake I made for my birthday. Tadaaaaaammmm ...

Have you ever eaten a Nutella cake with bananas? No? Then you definitely HAVE TO give it a try. It's soooooooooo good! I had it once or twice before (when I was eating out I ordered it as a desert), but til now  I have never made it myself. And since I always like to try something new (and because I just LOVE Nutella), I decided to make one this year. I found  a recipe online and I was very surprised that it was so easy to make.  Really, no complications. And it was done pretty fast too. And it was oh so yummy - not dry, not too sweet, it was just perfect!!! Definitely one of my favourite cakes (saying this, I should probably add that I am usually not so keen of chocolate cakes, I always prefer fruit cakes). Everybody else seem to like it too; it was gone in no time. :D I'll definitely be making it more often!! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Button box

Hello everybody! Brrrrr, it's cold outside. Luckily I can stay inside where it's warm, sit behind my desk and do some crafting. :D

Right, let me tell you about the new challenge at Crafty Ribbons challenge blog. The theme for this challenge is "Anything but a card". So put your thinking caps on and get creative. Me and some of my lovely teamies decided to show you the button box(es) that we decorated. What button boxes I'm talking about? Hop to Crafty Ribbons page and you'll see. ;) Oh, you didn't know that you cen get buttons at Crafty  Ribbons? You can, you can. They have lots of gorgeous buttons to choose from - spotty buttons, stripe buttons, Christmas buttons ... 

Here's how I decorated my button box ...

All the ribbons and buttons I used are from Crafty ribbons; the buttons are from Christmas Berry button box and the ribbons I used are Velvet saddle stitch ribbon - fuchsia/black and 6 mm Grosgrain ribbon ( I *think* I used "ivory" colour, but I am not 100% sure). I made the flowers myself out of newspaper paper. I made the tag with Spellbinders' die and I stamped on with a "Beautiful" stamp that came from "Find your style" set by Close to your heart. Pearls on string are from my stash and the butterflies are a left-over which I get when I use my border butterfly punch. All the DT papers are from Sizzix' Little Sizzles pack.

Oh, another thing before I go ... You are probably wondering what is the prize for our 6th challenge, right? Let me tell you, it's a really nice one. ;) The winner will get to choose ONE of Bev's bags. They are both filled with lots of lovely ribbons (see picture below) so I believe it'll be a tough decision. ;)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sugar and spice

Sugar and spice - that's our new challenge at MMCS blog. As usually you have one week to enter you creations to the challenge and once again we have a wonderful sponsor. Sweet Krista from Saturated Canary is giving the lucky winner 2 images of their choice. Isn't that great? I love her images. :D For this challenge I made a tag.

I used one of Krista's images - the lovely Nevaeh, which you can find here. I colored the image with Promarkers. All the papers I used are from Provo Craft. I made the butterfly with MS monarch butterfly punch. The flowers are from Crafts. and the ribbon is from m stash. I also used the flower border punch and TH brushed corduroy distress ink.

I hope you will come and play with us. :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thank you!

Hey there! Another loooong Wednesday came to an end. Well, almost. I hope you've been having a nice week so far and that you managed to do a lot of crafting. I did. ;) And one of the things I made is also a "thank you" card, that I made for this week's challenge at My mum's craft shop. Yup, today we have a brand new challenge for you. We want you to create a "thank you" project (can be a card or something else). I made a card.

I used the lovely Tilda with peony stamp and colored the image with Promarkers. I masked Tilda and stamped over it with Stampabilities' Faded text background stamp. I stamped the word "hvala" (that's Slovenian for "thank you") with G Studio's clear stamps. The paper in the back is from my stash and so are the flowers, ribbon and pearls. The rhinestones are from Kaiser. I used the blue piece of paper and embossed it with the Cuttlebug's Swiss dots embossing folder. Then I inked the embossed dots with copper ink. The corner was made with Spellbinders' die. I also used the border punch and Hobbycraft's clear stamps

As always, we have a wonderful sponsor this week too; this week Heather Ellis is giving the winner 3 digi images. I hope many of you will come and play with us!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And the winner is ...

Soooo, it's time to tell you who was lucky enough to win all those fabby ribbons, that were kindly donated by Ali  and Tony from Crafty Ribbons. I used to get the winner. And the lucky winner is ...................... No. 50. That is you, Regina. Congrats! :D You have til Friday evening to contact me to claim your prize.

If I don't hear from Regina by Friday evening, I will choose another winner.

To those of you, who haven't won anything, I'm sorry. But don't worry, very soon (in a few days) you will have another chance to get some goodies. In a couple of days I'm going to post another candy on my blog. So stay tuned. ;)