Thursday, April 29, 2021

Snowy the snowman

Hey hoy! How are you doing? Spring is in full swing here - finally. Oh, how I missed it... I'm enjoying the warmer sunny days now. :) What about you? What's been going on where you live?

I haven't been doing much papercrafting lately. Or any other crafting at that matter. I did some beading, but that was pretty much it. I've been pretty busy with work and when I was not working I usually spent time with my family - we either went for a walk, for a daily trip somewhere... Time well spent, don't you think so? 

Anyways, I might show you what I made with beads some other time, today I want to show you another Christmas card I made last year, but haven't posted it online yet. 

I absolutely love CAS cards and I really admire people who can do them. I wish I was one of them, but I (almost) always end up adding several layers (and usually even quite a few embellishments *ooops*). This card is pretty much as CAS as I can do...


This adorable snowman is a SB stamp and he always makes me smile. Isn't he adorable?! I love using him on my Christmas/winter/holiday projects. I coloured this lil fella with polychromos and I added liquid applique on the white parts of his hat. I LOVE that stuff. It's so easy to use and gives such a nice fluffy touch. Love, love, love it.


I raised the "frame" I created with dies, snowman and sentiment on foam pads to give the card some dimension.

So much for today. Have a wonderful day! xx


I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!:April Rudolph days challenge
Stempelgarten challenge: Spring colours (yellow and green)
Ally's angels: Anything goes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy 40th birthday

Some time ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for his co-worker. And he had some additional requests as well: he wanted me to use an image that would look like his co-worker (if possible), write the number "40", use some tulips and also use an image of the cake somewhere on the card. I wasn't sure if I could fulfill his requests (especially the one about the image looking like his friend), but I knew I wanted to try and do my best. It was definitely a challenge. 

I was most worried about finding the perfect image, but when I saw the photo of the birthday lady I knew I have the perfect image for the card. Later he told me that when the lady received the card her first words were "oh, that's me". :D So, score!

Here's the card I made...


The image I used is from Santoro. I coloured it to look like the birthday lady. :) Since this card was made some time ago I can't remember which image (from what company) I used for the cake. Sorry! I did the colouring wih pencils.

The gorgeous papers are from K&Co. I embellished the card with pearls and some gorgeous flowers from I am roses and from my stash.


So much for today. Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Cardz TV: Anything goes
I am roses: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Allsorts: Anything goes (optional: monochromatic)
Cute card Thusday: Anything goes

Monday, March 29, 2021

Black and white Christmas wreath

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I hope everything is well where you live. Do you have any plans for Easter. I'm planing to cook some traditional meals and we will probably colour a few eggs, but that's pretty much it.

I didn't make (or better said: finish) and Easter cards this year. Shame on me, I know. Luckily my lil one saved me - she made quite a few and we sent those to our relatives. 

Well, since I don't have any Easter creations to show you you, I thought I'd share with you another Christmas project that I made quite some time ago, but never posted it here.


I made this Christmas wreath from scratch. First I made the base from old newspapers and then covered it with ribbons, Then I made some flowers from ribbon and felt and glued them onto the wreath base. All of the ribbons used on this project are from Crafty ribbons.


So much from me today. Have a wonderful week! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo!: March Rudolph days challenge
Creative fingers: Anything goes

Friday, March 19, 2021

Big lacy snowflake

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Good, I hope. 

I know that with Easter just around the corner I should probably work on Easter cards, but my lil one is taking care of that this year, so I can work on other cards/projects. I will share those with you a bit later, today I want to show you a Christmas card I made some time ago, but haven't shared it here yet.


To make this card I used papers from Maja design, a WRS snowflake die and some embellishments. I kept the whole design pretty simple. I separated the layers with foam pads to give the card some extra dimension.

Have a wonderful day!


I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Use 2 or more patterned papers
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes
Creative inspirations: Lace and pearls

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Yummy cookie

Hello everybody! How are you? It's weekend! Yay! :D Do you have any plans? I am not sure what we'll do yet, but I know I want to relaaaaaax.

Today I would like to yhare with you a pretty simple Christmas card that I made. Please excuse the bad pictures. Unfortunately I don't have any better ones. :/


It's no secret that I love TGF stamps so of course I had to use one of their cuties on my card. I coloured the image with polychromos, fussy cut it, placed some foam pads on the back and glued the image on the card. The design paper I used is from Folia and the ribbon is from Crafty ribbons. Besides the ribbon I only used some colourful pearls to embellish the card.


I hope you will have a wonderful weekend. Bye bye for now. xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Scraps of life by Scrappymo: February Rudolph days challenge
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Spring wreath

Heya! Some time ago I was asked to be a guest designer at Craft-alnica blog. I accepted the invitation so today I am joining a bunch of very creative ladies from their design team with the new challenge. The new fortnight's challenge is to create a spring flower wreath for mum.

This is what I made...


First I created the template for my wreath from cardstock. Then I covered it with ribbon and decorated it with some flowers, butterflies and other embellishments. All the flowers except the big white one are from I am roses. Other embellishments are from my stash.



I hope you will come play with us this fortnight.
Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my creation to the following challenges:
I am roses: Anything goes
Simon says (Monday challenge): Anything but a card
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Flowers, butterflies and sentiment

Hello everybody! How are you doing? Do you have any snow where you are or are you already getting ready for spring? We've had some lovely sunny days lately and the temperatures are getting higher, so I *think* spring is just around the corner. Or so I'd like to believe. lol

It's my lil girl's birthday today. Yay! :D Due to corona measures she couldn't celebrate with her friends and relatives, but we still did our best to make this day special for her. I baked her a cake (she gave me very clear instructions on what it should look like lol), we played lots of games, watched an animated movie... It was a lovely day. :)

Of course I also had to make a card for my girl. I know I showed you one last week, but I made that one for her birthday last year (I just didn't get around to blog about it til now *ooops*). This year I let my lil one choose the image and the papers herself. And the colours too. I have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of super cute character stamps and I was sure she would choose one of those, but no. She chose a flower stamp. I was really surprised, but I hey, it's her birthday and her card. Then she told me what colours she wanted the flowers to be and what papers (from which paper pad) should I use. I will be honest with you, at the end I was really scratching my head, not being sure if I could fulfill all her wishes. But I was definitely going to try. 

So, this is the finished result...


While I really like this image, I usually use it on rectangle card, because it's pretty tall, but this time the requirement was to make a square card, so that's what I did. I coloured the image with my polychromos, fussy cut it and then added it to the card. The sentiment is a Stempelglede stamp. Over the word "magic" I went with some stickles and around the sentiment I sprinkled some embossing powder and heat embossed it. The pink and green papers are from the Sandylion's Tinkerbell paper pad and the yellow paper is from my stash. I also used an embossing folder to add some texture to the card. I also added some butterflies on the card. Those are Inkadinkado stamps. Again I did the colouring with polychromos, fussy cut them and then added some foam pads on the back before putting them on the card for some extra dimension. I finished the card with some pearls.


When my daughter saw the card her reaction was "woooow, I want this card for my birthday", so I guess it's safe to say "mission accomplished". ;)

Well, that's it from me today. Will be back again soon with another project. :)

Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Penny Black: Anything goes (optional; paper piecing)
We love Chocolate Baroque: Flowers, butterflies or birds
Allsorts: Anything goes (optional: add a number)
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Favourite technique (mine is: fussy cutting)
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes

Thursday, February 11, 2021

You are my sunshine

Hello everybody! Today I would like to show you a card I made my (not so little anymore) girl for her birthday. As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it. This image reminds me SO much of my little girl. She also has long hair and for a while she hasn't gone anywhere without her Minnie mouse ears. And when she saw this card she even asked if that was her on there. Bless her, she really knows how to make her mommy's heart sing.

While she still adores Minnie mouse, lately she's been more into Elsa, Olaf and other Frozen characters. I think I will have to go on the lookout for some birthday snowmen (or Frozen related) stamps. :P

Anyways, this is the card I made for my lil one...


This super cute image is from The Greeting Farm. I did the colouring with polychromos. The papers (except for the yellow paper behind the image) are from one of my favourite paper pads from MME. The sentiments are from the same paper pad as the papers.

I decorated the card with some pearls and die-cut hearts. 



I wish you a wonderful day. Xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Vesela hiška:Rumena kot sonce
Allsorts: Love is...
The cat's pajamas: Use patterned paper

Friday, January 29, 2021

Santa baby

Hello everybody! How are you doing? How was the first month of the year for you? I hope everything has been well for you. I've been pretty busy at work, but I managed to get some crafting done as well. I'll show you what I've been working on soon, but today I would like to show you another Christmas card I made back in December.

You probably know by now that I like the adorable stamps and awesome dies from The Greeting Farm, don't you? Well, I used one of their sweet images and a sentiment die on the card I want to show you today.



On this card I used pretty blue papers from DCWV and a sparkly red cardstock which was actually an old Christmas card, which I recycled. I coloured the image with polychromos, fussy cut it and raised it on foam pads for some dimension. In the left upper corner I glued the sentiment. I finished the card off with some pearls and blue star shaped sequins.


have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything Christmas goes
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Creative fingers: Anything goes
Scraps of life by Scrapymo!: January Rudolph days

Friday, January 22, 2021

Pop-up box card for hubby

Hello everybody! Can you belive we are already in the second half of January? Goodness, time flies so fast, doesn't it? So, how has 2021 been for you this far? Good, I hope.

At the beginning of the year I was asked to be a guest designer at the Scrapping4fun challenges


I gladly accepted and am joining the team with the new AG challenge that started today. The sponsor for this challenge is DiesRUs.


Let me show you what I made...


It's a pop-up box card that I made for my daughter to give to her daddy/my husband! It's my very first pup-up box card, if I may add... I've been wanting to make one of those for a while, but most of the time I ran out of time or felt too lazy to plan this whole design. *ooops* I know there are some dies out there that make a base for the pop-up card in a couple of seconds, but I don't have any of those so I looked for some tutorials online and then made the template for the base myself. This plus creating the "things" I wanted to have in my box resulted in this pop-up box taking quite some time to complete. I really wanted to include (at least) some of the things that my hubby likes to do, so I created a small book (because he loves reading), a camera (because he likes photography) and a computer (because ... well, you know, he's a guy and he likes to spend time behind his computer :P). I have plenty of dies and stamps, but none that I could use here (go figure!), so I designed everything myself. I did hoewever use 2 sentiment stamps once the box inserts were done. Both of the sentiments and the heart image are from The Greeting Farm. On one side of the book I stamped "Best dad ever" and on the other side I stamped some hearts. "Best dad ever" actually says "best day ever", but I changed that "y" into a "d". This sentiment comes from the "Best day Anya" set. On the computer screen I stamped "You are amazing" and that sentiment is from the "Mega-mini amazing" set. Hearts are also a TGF stamp - they are from the Girl build a onesie stamp set. I finished the pop-up box with some star inserts (stars were actually die cut).

Do you have a favourite colour combo when it comes to making cards or other crafty projects? I have quite a few to be honest, but when it comes to making things for guys I very often turn to black and gold colour combination. It's so classy, don't you think so?


That's it for me today. Have a wonderful day! xx

I would like to enter my creation to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes + a sentiment
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Craft-alnica: Karkoli
The house that stamps built: Anything goes - J2021
Paperbabe stamps: Picture inspiration
As you like it: Favourite colour duo (when I'm making projects for men my favourite colour combination is gold and black, because I think it looks very classy and still masculine at the same time)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy 2021

Hello everybody! Happy New Year! I hope the first week of 2021 has been a good one for you. How did you spend the longest day in the year? For us it was a bit different than the previous years, because we didn't get to visit all the relatives, but it was still nice. The lil one didn't stay up til midnight, but me and my hubby did. Til about 11.30pm we watched The queen's gambit and then we turned on the regular TV. Have you watched The queen's gambit yet? I've had so many people telling me how good it was and that I really should give it a go, so I decided to watch it. And it's really not bad. What are your thoughts on it if you watched it?

I know you are most likely sick and tired of seeing all the Christmas cards already, but there is still one I'd like to show you today.


It's another card I made with the pretty papers from DCWV. And again I used the adorable Mama elephant reindeer images. I did the colouring with polychromos. I printed the sentiment from Word. It's in Slovenian and it means "happy holidays".


Have a lovely day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge: Anything goes (optionas: upcycle or use something new) - the silver cardstock I used behind the sentiment is from an old chocolate box
Cardz TV: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes (with sentiment)
Crafty calendar: Make it cute