Wednesday, December 31, 2014

3, 2, 1 ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :D

The New Year is finally here. Woohoo! :D I hope it'll be a good one for you! :) I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers and people who are visiting my blog and are leaving me such lovely comments - you are amazing. Thank you for making my days! xx Next, thank you to all the people who are inspiring me to try something new and to learn new things all the time. And at the end a big THANK YOU to all my amazing friends that I've met on here over the years. You are THE BEST! I feel blessed and extremly lucky to have you in my life. I'm not going to list any names - you know who you are. ;) Sending a HUUUUGE holiday hug to each and single one of you! :)

I've been very lucky to get some gorgeous cards from my friends this year, and here they are ... Thank you all SO much!!!

May the year 2015 be filled with love, joy, laughter, happiness and lots of sparkles. May it be the best year ever!!! 


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Some magic before the year is over

Hello everybody! Are you redy for the New Year. I don't know about you, but December just flew by for me. Do you have any special traditions for New Year? What about New Year's resolutions - have you made any? We don't have any special traditions for New Year. I think I will stay inside this year with my sweetie and we will watch some movies, drink cocoa ... It'll be a nice and calm evening. :) On January 1 we are planning to visit our relatives to wish them happy New Year and than that's it. Nothing very exciting. ;) And as for New Year's resolutions goes, I have to admit I'm pretty terrible at sticking to those. Somehow they never work out for me (I wonder why!). So I don't really bother making a list full of those. But I do hope to make more mixed media projects next year, so this is *kind of* a New Year's resolution for me. It's close enough. ;)

Today I would like to show you a card I made a short while ago. Surprise, surprise, it's not Christmassy. lol 

And it's not cute either. Now, that's something, right? ;) He he. I decided to use the sentiment stamp from Stempelglede for the center of my card. I really like this quote. Around the sentiment I sprinkled some frantage. For this card I used Prima papers, pearl string, doily, pearls and flowers from my stash and white satin ribbon from Crafty ribbons.

I hope you are enjoying these last couple of days of 2014.

Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The crazy challenge: Everything goes
Creative card crew: Anything goes
Craft-alnica: Karkoli
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Card mania: Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.: Anything goes
Sweet stampin': Anything goes

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! xx :)

To all my friends ...
I wish you a very merry Christmas. May it be magical and may all our wishes come true. Have a wonderful day with your loved ones. 
Big holiday hugs to you! xx

Blog hop for a special person

Hello everybody and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I'm wishing you a wonderful day, surrounded with your loved ones. May your Christmas be MAGICAL! :D

I'm here today to tell you about a blog hop we have prepared for a special lady. Lots of crafters from all over the world are participating in this hop. The reason behind this hop is that we wanted to do something special for Alyce. Do you know Alyce? No? Yes? For those of you who don't know her, let me tell you that she's one super sweet and super talented lady who has those amazing colouring classes at Kit and Clowder page. Definitely worth checking out, if you want to learn to colour. :)

So ... Each of the participants in the blog hop made a card for Alyce. You should have arrived here from Davinia's blog. If you haven't, and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please go to Mari's blog, She's a first stop and you can go on from there. :)

Here's the card I made for Alyce.

I "cheated" a little and didn't use a coloured image for the center of my card. I used a gorgeous angel stamp from Stempelglede instead. I sprinkled some frantage around the image as well. I hope Alyce will like it! It took me forever to do all the stitching (I don't have a sewing machine so I had to do it by hand), but I like the look it gives so I think it was worth it. I made all of the flowers myself. Ribbons are from Crafty ribbons and pearls, doilies and those star sequins are from my stash. It's hard to tell from the picture, but this card is really sparkly in real life. I added glitter glue around the edges of the paper and also on the flowers (all of them) and on the star that's peeking from behind.

So, Alyce ... Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into your classes and for inspiring me and many more crafters all around the world with your gorgeous creations. Thank you also for always being so sweet and helpful. I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2015. Big hugs to you! xx

Now, to continue the hop you should visit Amy's blog next.

Or if you want to visit the blogs of ALL the ladies that are participating in the hop, here's the list:
1. Mari K.
2. Stephanie Beauchemin
3. Davinia Wood
4. Maya Go - YOU ARE HERE
5. Amy Osborn Purdie
6. Noelle Martin
7. Kelli Arkell Hall
8. Gail Neduzak
9. Ronda Camire
10. Krystal Edmond 
11. Cathie Borowski
12. Lisa Hendrick
13. Nini
14. Mariska van der Veer
15. Laurigami Monchat-byscrap
16. Ceci Reyes
17. LynnPenguin Haines
18. Sonia Whitehall 
19. Collette Landwer
20. Andrea Tincher-Shuyler
21. Maryann Laurson
22. Carol Riepen-West
23. Julie Reed Http://
24. Kristen Dishon
25. Mila Scrap 
26. Laurie MacDonald 
27. Jamie Peters
28. Jennifer Dalley Scull 
29. Carline Samson Samedy 
30. Myndi Fraser 
31. Sharon Hatch Paxton 

Hugs! xx

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last Christmas I gave you my heart

Hey, hey! I'm here again with another Christmas card. I've made quite a few of those this year. But I'm not complaining - could be making those all the time. I just love Christmas. :) 

The card I'm about to show you was made for the challenge which started today at The sugar bowl blog. As always, the theme is anything goes. The only requirement is that you use Sugar Nellie image.

This time I chose some soft coloured papers to work with. It's not a typical Christmas card, but I hope you like it anyways. I just love these adorable snowmen. Aren't they cute?! It's a Sugar Nellie stamp which is unfortunately retired, BUT you can still get those snowmen as a topper. :) It's hard to see in the picture, but this card is really sparkly in real life. The snowflakes are all covered with glitters, there are glitters on parts of the image, snowflake border is glittery too, there's bling at the bottom and also in the center of the bow and then there are also sequins. I used the baby pink seam binding ribbon from Crafty ribbons to make a bow.

I coloured these cuties with distress inks and as I have already said, I also used some glitter glue on the image.

I'm also using this card for our Christmas event at Crafty ribbons inspiration blog. If you don't know what I'm talking about, hop to the blog and check it out. And while you are there, don't forget to enter your name in the prize draw. Who knows, you might be the lucky winner of one of the amazing prizes our sponsors are offering. ;)

Enjoy these last couple of day before Christmas. Big holiday hugs to all of you! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Card mania: Christmas
Loves rubberstamps: Anything goes
Stamp and create: Anything Christmas
Creative inspirations: Christmas/New Year
Wags 'n Whiskers: Merry Christmas
Sparkles monthly challenge: Anything goes
Ladybug crafts: Winter and/or Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sending love at Christmas

Heya! Less than a week til Christmas. How exiting! :D I can't wait for THE day to arrive. :) In my town they made a "Christmas village" in the park with activities for kids, stalls where you can buy those last minute Christmas gifts etc. It's lovely! It's only there for 2 days though. Yesterday was the first day and today is the second one. I was there yesterday, but I'm going there again today. :)

Today I would like to show you another Christmas card that I made. It's on the way to my friend overseas right now. It's been travelling for quite a while now so I hope it'll get there in time for Christmas. 

This card was very much inspired by my sweet friend Pamellia. She uses texture paste and stencils on pretty much all her creations to create her own backgrounds. And I'm always "wowed" by how great they turn out. I'm telling you, that girl is as Artist with the capital A. So, I wanted to make my own stenciled background too. I did cheat a little, because I used Prima's red paper as a base, but hey, I did some stenciling and I used the texture paste for the first time ever. And I just love the result!

Doesn't the background look great?! I really like it. I used Heidi Swapp stencil and home-made glitter paste. I didn't have enough glitters, so I experimented a bit and added some other stuff in there (don't ask lol), but now it looks really shimmery in real life, just the way I like it. :) I used the recipe  for glitter paste that Pamellia shared on her blog. If you look closely to that red poinsettia that I made with La-La Land die you will see, that I added some micro beads to the center. I got that idea from Pamellia as well. I bought gesso th other day and added some of it on the poinsettia as well. 

I used the sweet Marci from La-La Land as my main image and I coloured her with distress inks.

I also added some glitter glue on the bauble. I love my glitter glue. He he. The sentiment came with the stamp.

Well, that's it from me for today. Have a wonderful weekend and big holiday hugs to all of you.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Fussy and fancy
Creative inspirations: Christmas/New Year
Live & love crafts: With love
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Anything goes
Hanna and friends: Christmas
7 kids college fund: Anything goes + optional Christmas
Dream valley: Christmas
Deep ocean: Christmas all around

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New challenge at Cafty ribbons and CR Christmas event - day 6

Good morning! How are you doing? Good, I hope. I'm done with work for this week and I hope to do some baking over the next couple of days. I want to make some cookies for Christmas. :) Do you do any baking for Christmas? Do you have a traditional holiday desert in your country?

Today started a new challenge at Crafty ribbons blog. It's the last challenge of this year and it's a pretty simple one - we want to see penguins on your creation. I love penguins so I had lots of fun making a card for this challenge. I actually combined 2 things that's been going on at Crafty ribbons right now. First is the challenge I was just telling you about and the second one is the Christmas event that's been going on at the Crafty ribbons inspiration blog. If you haven't stopped there, go now. You won't be sorry, because the DT has lots of eye candy for you and we also have amazing sponsors who are offering some yummy prizes. :)

Aren't these pingos cute?! Oh, I love them! And it looks like they are having so much fun! :D It's a WOJ image that I coloured with distress inks. I also added some glitter glue and some Marvy uchida liquid applique. 

Papers are from DCVW. I embellished my card with some bling, pearl string and 3 different ribbons. Bling and pearl string are from my stash and the ribbons are from Crafty ribbons.

I hope you like my card and that you will come play with us at our last challenge of 2014. 
Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Last Christmas ... Card of the year
Natalie and Amy: Cute and cuddly Christmas
Divas by design: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Artistic inspirations: Anything goes and/or Merry Christmas
Lolli Lulu Crafts: Naughty or nice

Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 days of Christmas event at Crafty ribbons - day 1

Hey hey! Just one more day, one day, no more and I'll be going to the Bryan Adams concert. I'm SO excited!!! I've been looking forward to this ever since I found out he's coming to this little country. And my excitement got even bigger when I got the tickets for my birthday. And now the day FINALLY arrived (well, almost lol). 

Otherwise I'm all in Christmas spirit and I want to listen to (and sing too lol) Christmas carols all the time. Do you have a favourite Christmas song? Mine is definitely Christmas time by Bryan Adams (go figure lol). There are maaaaany more that I like (what can I say, I'm nuts about Christmas), but it's Bryan's song I want to share with you today. You know, just to get you in the Christmas mood if you are not already. ;)

Ok, now that you are in the Christmas mood I want to tell you about an event that started at Crafty ribbons inspiration blog today. We are doing a 12 days of Christmas event. :D

Over the next 12 days the DT will be showing you their Christmas makes and hopefully inspire you to do some last minute Christmas crafting. Each day of the event will be also sponsored by some wonderful companies who generously donated prizes for the event. 

We are at the very first day of event and today's sponsor is Bearly mine designs.

For the first day I made a very sparkly Christmas card. You can never have too much sparkle, right? ;)

I've used my last few pieces of Maja design papers (I definitely need to buy more) and lots of sparkly snowflake embellishments. I got the big ones as an early Christmas gift from my friend and the small ones have been in my stash forever. To be honest completely forgot I had them. *ooops* I found them by coincidence when I was sorting out my craft things. It's good to do some cleaning up every now and then. ;) Doily and pearls came from my stash as well. And so did the brads (those sparkly white dots at the bottom of the page are brads). Ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and you can find it here. The adorable image is from La-La Land and it's calleed Snowflake garland Marci. She's coloured with distress inks.

In the center of each snowlake and in Marci's hair accessories I added pearls, It's hard to see in the picture, but the snowflake garland is covered with glitters too - I told you there is a LOT of sparkle in this card. ;) Over the part of Marci's dress I went with Sakura Gelly Roll pen. I just love the shimmery look it gives. :)

The sentiment came with the stamp. I covered it with Stickles. The snowflake border is from Noor design.

I hope you like my today's card and that you will hop to the CRPI blog to see the creations my teamies made. They are a real treat for the eyes, trust me. :) Also, while you are there, don't forget to leave your info with Mr. Linky to be in a chance for the prize draw.

I'm wishing you a wonderful day. Big hugs to all of you! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Blue and brown
Delightful challenges: Bundle up (winter theme)
Aud sentiments: Holiday bingo (I used die cut, rubber stamp, bling)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Loves rubberstamps: Christmas or winter
ABC challenges: Y is for yuletide
Sparkles Christmas challenges: A blue, blue Christmas
Pile it on: Anything goes Christmas/holidays

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Have a gorjuss birthday

Heya! Only 2 weeks til Christmas. Yay! I don't know about you, but to me days are just flying by. So much has been happening right now ... I've already sent out all of my Christmas cards. Looks like I've been extra productive this year as I still have some Christmas cards left (I think this is the first time something like this happened lol). I guess the ones I have left will be on stock for next year; it doesn't hurt to have a head start. ;)

But December in not just about Christmas. One of my sweet friends is having a birthday in December as well. :) I know she loves Gorjuss, so I made her a card using one of those cuties.

This image is called Gorjuss Ladybird. Isn't she adorable? I coloured her with distress inks.The flower paper is from my stash and the green paper is from Kaisercraft. Flowers, doily, ribbons, lace and pearl string are from my stash as well. Do you see those butterflies? I made those using the silicone molds and mod melts that I received from my friend (thanks so much girl!!). What a wonderful thing! I love how they turned out. I used one whole stick of mod melt just for making butterflies. No surprise there, huh? lol All of the dies I used are from Spellbinders. The oval behind the image was embossed with Cottage floral embossing folder by Craft concepts.

I hope you've been enjoying December so far and I wish you a wonderful day! :)
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Anything goes card challenge
A creative romance: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Something to die for
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
The corrosive challenge blog: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Anything goes using dies that Scrapy Land sells (I used Spellbinders dies)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Birthday instead of Christmas

Hello, hello! December is here already. Yay! :D Many cities here are already decorated with Christmas lights and it's very beautiful. I'm planning to decorate the apartment over the weekend. Can't wait! :D Have you decorated your place yet?

Today I would like to show you a card I finished earlier today. I really wanted to participate in this week's challenge at The greeting farm blog, so I went creating. Unfortunately the weather here's been terrible lately (rainy, cloudy and foggy) so I couldn't take the best picture. Sorry about that! The other day I was trying to make a lightbox, but it was an epic fail so I still don't have it. But I know what I did wrong, so I might give it another try one day ...

Anyways, here's my card - something not Christmassy for a change. ;)

I decided to make a birthday card. I've had this pretty blue paper in my stash for ages and I thought it would be perfect for my card. I also used some leftover pieces of the glittery pink paper. I decorated the card with lots of flowers, crystals, doily, wooden butterflies that I received from my sweet friend, ribbon and bead string.For the center of each butterfly I used a pearl and for the centers of my flowers I used some brads that I've had in my stash for what seems like forever and some pearls. Image is adorable double cupcake Anya from TGF. I coloured her with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils.

I hope you can see all the glitters on the cupcakes and Anya's hair accessory. Embossing behind Anya was done with Crafts-Too embossing folder.

So much from me today. Have a wondeful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Farm fresh Friday: Anything goes
Delightful challenges: Twinkle twinkle (add something sparkly)
A little bit crafty: Anything goes but not Christmas
Loves rubberstamps: Anything goes
Papertake weekly: Anything goes
TTCRD: Anything goes
The crafter's cafe: Use a doily
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes + option use glitter