Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas with reindeers

Hello everybody! How are you? I hope you've been enjoying the holidays so far. Did Santa left anything nice for you under the Christmas tree? Obviously I was on the nice list this year, because I was really spoiled. :) Did you get any snow for Christmas? I was hoping we would have white Christmas this year, but we didn't. I bet we'll be getting lots and lots of snow in January, when no one wants it. *sigh* My little girl got sleighs for Christmas and today we went to the place near by with artificial snow to test them. At first she was a bit scared, but after a couple of rides she was smiling ear to ear and didn't want to go home. lol 

Ok, enough chit chat. There are still a couple of Christmas cards I made this year that I would like to share with you. Today I want to show you this one...

I was very pleased with how this one turned out. In fact, I think it turned out better than I expected it to to be honest. I used some non-christmassy papers from Prima and lots of die cuts that I received from my friends. For the center of my card I used the beautiful Christmas tree rubber stamp which I embossed with Ranger's gold embossing powder. Around the image I sprinkled some frantage. Love that thing! I embellished the card with some lace.

Layers are raised on foam pads, which give the card some dimension.

I hope you like my today's card. Have a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2018! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Stamping sensations: Winter trees and flowers
Words 2 craft by: Christmas
Crop Stop: Link party 35 (brands from the store: Prima, Ranger)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas! I hope your day is filled with joy, laughter and happiness.
Hugs! xx

Friday, December 22, 2017

Fun in the snow

Hi there! :) How are you doing? Do you have any snow where you live? We don't have any here anymore, but I hope we will get some for Christmas. *fingers crossed* The big day is just around the corner. Yay! :D Are you looking forward to it? Have you bought all the Christmas presents yet or are you doing some very last minute shopping this year? I have them all, I just need to wrap them up and put them under the Christmas tree. :)

So, today I want to share with you another Christms card I made. 

This snowman always brings a smile to my face. Isn't it adorable with that little chick on top?! Love it! I did the colouring with pencils. The small silver snowflakes around the image are stickers that I had in my stash. Papers are from DCWV. The big white snowflakes are covered with glitters and are really sparkly in person. I hope you can see this in the photo below.

In the center of two big snowflakes I added small silver snowflake sequins and pearl and in the center of the third one I glued a wooden snowman that I had in my stash. I also used some lace and smaller pearls to embellish the card.

So much from me today. Have a wonderful holiday season! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Kort'o'mania: Christmas
The cutie pie: Stars and/or snowflakes
Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up challenge #38
Double D challenges: Baby it's cold outside (winter)
7 kids: Anything goes
Noor design: Anything goes
Words 2 craft by: Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas back in the days


Hello there! I'm back again. Yes, I know, shocking. lol Today starts the last challenge of 2017 at The Sketchy Challenges and the theme is Christmas. I know you have all been working like crazy on those Christmas cards, so don't be shy, share some with us. ;)

Here's my card...

For a change I didn't do any colouring. Instead I used this vintage printed image from Pion. Isn't it pretty? I used different papers from my stash and I embellished the card with some flowers, pearls, pearl string and crochet heart.

I hope you'll come play with us. Have a beautiful day!
Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Christmas cards all year round: Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers: Christmas
Simon says (Monday challenge): Christmas/Winter holidays
Let's craft and create: Anything Christmas goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Jingle Bells
Craft-alnica: Zimska voščilnica

Friday, December 15, 2017

Magnolia-licious blog hop

Welcome to our BLOG HOP!!

We decided to have a surprise Blog Hop over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and there is a great prize involved, which is Pop Up Box #2, from Farm to Market. This box is full of various stamps, dies and laces. The theme is from Farm to Market from Magnolia Sweden.

To have a chance to win this amazing prize you need to do the following ...

You will need to go to each person to get details of their makes, and collect the 1 red letter on each blog as well as leave a comment. When you have finished looking at them all, Maya is the last stop, collect her 1 red letter and figure out what Christmas word we have scrambled and comment the answer on Maya's post (that's ME).

Here is the list of people participating in the hop:

Maya Go - you are here

For the hop I created this mini loaded envelope.

I decorated the envelope with some papers and embellishments from my stash.  Once the envelope was finished I filled it with some crafty goodies, tags and some yummy hot chocolate. :D The Christmas ornaments image is from Magnolia and I coloured it with distress inks. It's an old image, so unfortunately Shawn doesn't have it in the store anymore, but there are many other gorgeous Christmas images from Magnolia available in the store, including the new Christmas party collection 2017. :)

The tags I put in the pocket are made with Doohickey die. You can find a large selection of doohickey dies in Magnolia-licious store.

And here's my envelope "unloaded".

The sentiments on the tags are old Stampin' up rub-ons. 

And just another side view. ;)

You should have come here from Rene's blog. If you are just starting the hop, you are at the last stop, so you better check out all the other posts if you fancy winning a wonderfuprize from Magnolia-licious.

Remember, to be in for the win of the blog hop, you must leave a comment on each person’s blog, and guess the correct word on THIS post.

You have til midnight on Sunday, 17 December, to complete the hop. And you can check back on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to see who the winner is on Monday, 18 December.

Good Luck to everyone and have fun!!
Merry Christmas,
Love from,
Ivy, Kerri, Karen, Rosette, Rene, Maya, Shawn, and Kim

P. S. Comment moderation is ON, so if you don't see your comment don't worry. I see it. ;) I will publish all the comments before the hop ends.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Angels we have heard on high

Hello everybody! How are you? Are you ready for Christmas? I thought I was, but I figured out I am not quite ready just yet... I have already bought most of my presents, but I am still missing a few bits of this and that. I was going to get them over the weekend, because we were planning to do some Christmas shopping, but then it was raining heavily, so we stayed at home. Maybe we'll go next week - we'll see.

I'm back with another card for Magnolia-licious. If you haven't yet, do join our challenge here. You can win amazing prize. ;)

Again I used the super cute Flying angel Tilda stamp - I just couldn't resist. lol

For this card I used some pretty papers from Kaisercraft and different laces, pearl string and crystals from my stash as embellishments.

I coloured Tilda with distress inks (pads).

Flowers (poinsettias) were made with Foamiran. This was the first time I used it and I love it! I can see my new addiction. lol I did fail the first couple of times, but at the end I did get the result I wanted and I am really happy with how my poinsettias look like. :) Besides all the cute Magnolia products you can also get Foamiran at Magnolia-licious store. Do check it out!

So much from me today. You might want to take a peek at this blog again on Friday. Just saying... ;)

Have a great day! xx

P. S. You also have a few days left to play with our "bling" challenge at The Sketchy Challenges.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Magnolia forever: Christmas/Winter
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia: Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias: Anything goes
Cupcake inspirations: Holiday
Tuesday throwdown: Anything goes
Crafty calendar: It's Christmas
Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up #38
Stamping sensations: Christmas trees and flowers
Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Christmas (I used Spellbinders Floral ovals and La La Land Crafts corner die)
Addicted to stamps: Season greeting

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fun with penguins

Hey there! I'm back with another Christmas card. 

Once again I kept the design of my card pretty simple. This time I played with adorable penguin stamps from The greeting farm. For the background I used white cardstock on which I stamped some snowlakes from the same set as those penguins and embossed them with gold embossing powder. The sentiment is a TGF stamp as well. I finished the card with a couple of sequins and tiny pearls.

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
AnMa Creatief: Anything goes
Allsorts: Snowflakes
Creative inspirations: Winter/Christmas
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Anything goes
Bastel Traum: Christmas/Winter/Stardust
Hanna and friends: Let it snow
HeARTful stamping: Anything goes + a stamp

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter angel

Hey hey! I told you I'd be back soon. ;) I'm so excited to share with you my news... I'm now part of Magnolia-licious design team. Woohoo! I was SO happy when I got the news. Happy, happy, happy! :D Shawn has LOTS of Magnolia goodies in the store, but that's not all, they are also selling Maja design papers (you know how much I love these), Foamiran and other awesome things so it's definitely worth checking the store out.

Today is my first card I made as part of this design team. I made it for the challenge that just started at Manolia-licious blog. I hope you will come play with us!

I used one of the older Magnolia stamps. This Flying angel Tilda was one of my first Magnolia stamps and it's still one of  my favourites, escpecially for making Christmas card.

I used gorgeous papers from Maja design that are for sale in Magnolia-licious store and some red "ribbed cardstock" (I'm not sure that's the right name) for the stars. I decorated the card with some lace and homemade enamel dots.

I coloured the image with distress inks.

And here's the side view of my card.

I hope you will come play with us and do check Magnolia-licious store for some great deals. :)

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd lie to enter my card to the following challenges:
All about Magnolia: All about Christmas
Midweek Magnolias: Christmas is coming
Noor design: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper: Use patterned paper

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Show some bling

Heya! Woohoo, it's December. Finally! Let the fun begin! He he. Have you decorated your place and bought all the presents yet? If it was up to me I'd have all the decorations up on December 1, but not everybody is crazy about this idea, so we're decorating our house next weekend. As for the Christmas gifts goes, I have already bought most of them. I just need a few bits and will probably get those next Saturday. And then it's wrapping time. Yay! :D

So, in the spirit od the sparkliest month of the year we have a "Show some bling" challenge for you over The Sketchy Challenges blog. You can use glitters, crystals... Super easy challenge, right? So come on, come play with us.

I made another CAS card for this challenge.

Again I used one of the adorable elves from MFT and another sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby. I did the colouring with pencils and Promarkers.

On the white part of the hat I used some liquid applique. I covered the sentiment with diamond Stickles.

Snowflakes were made with my craft punch and I glued a small crystal in the center of every one of them.

I hope you'll come play with us. Talk to you really soon (with some news!!!). :) Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card tothe following challenges:
The ribbon girl: Any image
One crazy stamper: Christmas/Winter
heARTful stamping: Anything goes + stamp
Christmas cards all year round: Anything goes
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes
Hiding in my craft room: Christmas colours
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes