Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wall hangings

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Are you enjoying this holiday season? I hope you were good this year and that Santa left lots of (crafty) goodies for you under the Christmas tree! :)

Today I want to show you what I made to give as Christmas gifts to the ladies in my family (my mum, my grandma ...). *This is a picture heavy post.*

My mum got this:

My grandma got this:

My aunt got this:

And my mother-in-law-to-be got this:

I had a lot of fun making these wall hangings. I used the cork and painted it with white acrylic paint. Whe the paint dried, I stamped on the cork bard with Viva decor floral embellishments clear stamps. I used different ribbons from my stash. The butterflies are MS Monarch butterfly punch. I made the flowers myself, using the Tim Holtz Tattered florals die. For the big rose I followed this tutorial, for the small roses this tutorial and for the brown flower I used on the wall hanging I made for my mum I followed this tutorial here. I received this Tattered florals die from my sweet (and very creative) friend Rosie - thanks a lot hun! I loved making flowers with it. :)

Here are some more flowers I made with this die (following th tutorials mentioned above) ...

And the flowers, which I made up myself - using this same TH dies (I haven't seen any tutorials for flowers like this online, but if it exists, feel free to let me know; or if you want me to do a tutorial, just let me know).

Ok, so much from me today. Have a wonderful day and happy holidays! :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A wish for Christmas and New Year

Yay, Christmas is finally here. In my opinion this is the most magical day of the year and I just love it. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, surrounded with your lovedones and filled with love and happiness. And as for the New  Year ... I wish that year 2012 for you will be filled with lots of special moments and that your wishes will come true. May the best of 2011 be the worst of 2012. :)

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! xx

And to get you even more in the Christmas spirit here's one of my favourite Christmas songs; Bryan Adams - Something about Christmas time

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sketch challenge at Crafty Ribbons

Hello everybody! How are you? I'm enjoying the sunny day we have today. It's still very cold, but beautiful too. We finally got snow a couple of days ago and now everything is white. Perfect for this time of the year. I just hope the snow will last til Christmas.

Today started a new challenge at Crafty ribbons challenge blog. Tessa and Anke made this wonderful sketch for our 9th challenge.

My lovely teamies created wonderful card for your inspiration so jump over to Crafty ribbons challenge blog to have a look at them.

And here is my card ...

Another Christmas card, of course. ;) I inked the cute Penny Johnson's stamp from Stampavie and colored the image with Promarkers. On the white parts of Santa's dress and hat I used diamond Stickles. I raised the image with foam pads. The gold and red dotty paper are from Folia and the blue paper is from my stash. I embossed the white paper with Cuttlebug's Swiss dot embossing folder. The doily is from my stash and the Let it snow ribbon is from Crafty ribbons. You can find it here.

The prize for this challenge is Bev's bag.


We hope that many of you will come and join our challenge. We are looking forward to see your creations!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers: Celebrations

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Keeping it simple

Hello everybody! Today started a new challenge at MMCS blog - this is our last challenge for this year, next one will start on January 4. And because we know you are all busy with last minute Christmas preparations we decided to have the easiest of all challenges for you - anything goes. So bring it on, show us all your lovely creations, we can't wait to see them. :) You have 2 weeks to link your creations to the challenge blog. And you can win a great gift too - we are sponsored by our sweet Kitty who is giving the lucky winner  £10 to spend in My mum's craft shop online store. 

I made a Christmas card for this challenge. I kept it very simple.

I didn't use any DP, I just used white and red cardstock. I embossed the white cardstock with Snow flurries embossing folder from Sizzix. The ribbon is from my stock and so is the fabric reindeer (I bought a pack of them last year and completely forgot I had them *blush*). I printed the sentiment from Word (it's in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays"). I used Petite scalloped ovales large, Petit ovals large, Classic scallop circle large and Standard circles large Spellbinders dies. On the cardstock behind the deer I stamped with snowflake stamp from Folia. I also used some silver glitter glue.

I wish you all a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cute and funky Christmas

Hi there! :) How are you feeling today? We are another day closer to Christmas. Do you have any plans for Christmas yet? Have you been good this year so that Santa will bring you lots of presents? ;)

Yesterday I changed my cell phone ringtone to "We wish you a merry Christmas" - Disney version (I love this version - I'm a big kid lol). For the last couple of years this has been my ringtone at this time of the year; I'm making it a tradition. lol

Anyways, enough of my babbling. Let me rather tell you about the new challenge we have for you at MMCS challenge blog. We are all in the Christmas spirit so this week we want to see your cute and funky Christmas creations. Here's the card I made for this challenge ...

I used the sweet little Pickle with poinsettia stamp from Wild rose studio - isn't he just soooooo cute?! <3 I colored him with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils. On his Christmas hat I added some diamond Stickles. The red swiss dot paper is from Folia and the rest of the papers are from my stash. The music paper is actually one of my music sheets from back when I was still going to music school. I colored it with TH brushed corduroy distress ink. The ribbons are from my stash and so is the little bell. I've had this one for a long time and have absolutely no idea where I got it. Unfortunately it's hard tp see this on the picture, but I actually raised Pickle on foam dots.

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
CropStop: Music is all around us
Take time for you: Christmas
Paper Sundaes: Anything Christmas
Hanna and friends: Winter card
Stampin' for the weekend: Christmas
Timbroscrapmania: Bow

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Purple and white

Hello, hello! How are you? I have been busy making Christmas cards; I never learn, I always leave everything til the last minute. *blush* One of the cards I made is this one ...

I didn't use any patterned paper for this card, I just used white and purple cardstocks. I embossed the white cardstock with Cuttlebug Fleur de Lis embossing folder. The image is sweet Flying angel Tilda from Magnolia. I am always connecting angels with Christmas so this image seemed perfect for my card. I colored Tilda with Promarkers and Jolly and Faber Castell pencils. On the wings I used diamond Stickles. To make this card I also used different Spellbinders dies, pearls and ribbon from my stash. The sentiment "vesele praznike" is in Slovenian (I printed it) and it means "happy holidays".

I'd like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Just Magnolia & hAnglar and sTanglar challenge blog: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Hanna and friends: Winter card
Paperminutes: Clean and simple (lots of white)
Creative card crew: Tis the season

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Traditional colours for Christmas

Hello, hello! How are you today? I'm in the mood for singing and dancing (partially that's also because I just saw the fab card my friend Rosie made). Don't worry, I'm not going to sing anything to you, I will rather tell you about the new challenge we have at Crafty ribbons. The theme is "Traditional colours for Christmas". We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge too - we are sponsored by the lovely Bev from Mulberry crafts.

MuberryCraftsUK online shop is a Home-Based business run by Bev .

At the moment we are focussing on providing miniature flowers made from genuine mulberry paper for crafts use - although we have a small selection of non -paper crafts too. Why mulberry paper? Because they are robust, realistic look and last longer than ordinary paper and it provides a sustainable income for people in the cottage industry. In due course we will be introducing more of  other craft materials which is not related to mulberry paper.

Look at all the goodies the lucky winner will get!

In bag ...

Goodies out of bag ...

Wow, right?

For my card I used combination of red and white.

I used the cute Christmas angel clear stamp from Kars and the fabby ribbon from Crafty ribbons. Icolored the image with Promarkers and I used diamond Stickles on the wings. It's a bit hard to see on the picture, but I embossed the white papper with Sizzix Snow flurries embossing folder. The corner is a Spellbinders die and the snowflakes are made with my craft punch. The crystals are from my stash. I hope many of you will join our challenge. We can't wait to see your creations. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

And the winner of my birthday candy is ...

Today is the day to announce the winner of my birthday candy. I used to get the winner and the lucky number is ..... 38.

Dora, that's you. Congrats!!! :D Please contact me by Sunday evening to claim your prize. :)

Traditional Christmas

'tis the season to be jolly ... I'm already in the Christmassy mood. I just hung a cinnamon scented sachet in the hallway of my apartment. It smells soooooooooo good! I am also working on my Christmas gifts and Christmas cards. I really like this time of the year. :)

One of the Christmas cards I made was also for this week's challenge at MMCS challenge blog. The theme of our challenge this week is "traditional Christmas". So I used the traditional image of Santa - it's the rubber stamp from Recollections. I love it!

I just used some solid colour paper in bronze and champagne colour; they are both glittery, that's why they look a bit "strange" on the photo (as if the quality of the picture was bad). I used a border punch and a Spellbinders corner die. On the die and the snowflakes I used some diamond Stickles (I love Stickles!!). The snowflakes are wooden, I just colored them with white acrylic paint and added Stickles and crystals on them. Oh, I also used the Sizzix snowflake embossing folder and some lace and a doily lace from my stash.

I'm sure you are all into making Christmas cards now, so I hope many of you will join our challenge this week. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Birthday candy

As promised, I'm here with another candy. My birthday is in November so I thought I'd share some goodies with you. ;) I hope you like what I bought and that many of you will join my candy. Here's the picture of what you can get.

I know everybody hates rules, but unfortunately there have to be some to make this fair for everybody. But don't worry, there aren't many. ;) So here's what you need to do to be able to win ...
1.) You must post a picture of my candy on your blog and link back to my blog.
2.) You must use latin alphabet; all entries written with cyrillic letters will be deleted!
3.) Leave your info with Mr. Linky. Be fair and only enter once please. Multiple entries will not count!

In order to be in the chance to win a candy you need to do all of those things above.

I'd love it if you were a follower, but it's not a must. Only follow me if you like my blog, not just because of the candy. Also, I love it when and if you write a comment on any of my post. But please keep your comments in English or Slovenian. Thank you!

My candy is opened for everybody everywhere. The candy will close on December 6 and the winner will be announced the day after.