Thursday, August 10, 2017

Christmas in August

Hello! :) How are you doing? I hope the temperatures are not too high where you live. We had a terrible heat wave last week, but this week it's better - we got some rain and temperatures dropped down a bit. Now it's actually possible to go outside for a walk and enjoy it.

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? I know it still seems far away, but I know I should start working on my cards now if I want to have enough to send to my friends when the time comes. Especially with my crafting "speed". ;) This Christmas card I'm about to show you was made for one very nice lady. We decided to do a Christmas in August card swap. I was feeling like making a vintage style card, so here's the result.


This card was inspired by one of the cards on my friend's Pamellia cards. To me she's the queen of shabby chic/vintage style so when I am in the mood for making something in that style and am in need of some inspiration I hop to her blog and am always in awe of her creations.


For my card I used some papers that I has in my stash. I distressed the edges and started layering patterned paper on pieces of white cardstock. All the layers are glued on top of each other with foam pads, which gives the card some dimension.


Image is embossed with gold embossing powder from Ranger. I decorated the card with some flowers, ribbon/lace, wooden snowflakes and pearl stars. When everything was glued together I randomly sprinkled some gesso mixed with water over the card.

So much from me today. Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card tothe following challenges:
As you like it: Favourite embellishment (lace and flowers, because they give the project an elegant look)
Noor Design: Anything goes
Deep ocean: Shabby chic/vintage
Winter Wonderland: Use ribbon, lace or twine
One crazy stamper: My favourite things (Christmas, lace, flowers)
Incy Wincy Designs: No words
The paper shelter: Blooming days
Scrapy Land: AG + use brand of dies that SL sells (I used Memory box, Wild rose studio)
Crop Stop: Linky party #31 (brands from the store: Ranger, Memory box)
Craft-alnica: Bleščeč božič v avgustu

Friday, July 28, 2017

Unicorns are magical

Aren't they? And who doesn't need a little magic in their life? I know I do. So I decided to make myself a unicorn. Not from paper as you might think at first, but out of polymer clay. I've decided to put my paper crafting (or at least card making) on hold for a while and do some other crafts for a change. Don't get me wrong, I'm not completely giving up cardmaking. I will still make a card here and there and also post it here (after all, I need to start working on Christmas cards, because it's only 22 weeks away and I just LOVE sending out Christmas cards to my friends), but from now on you will also see some other things on here, not just cards and other paper projects.

So, without further babbling, here's my polymer clay unicorn (pendant)...


It's been a long time since I played with polymer clay, so I took some time to check Pinterest and YouTube for some tutorials, ideas and tips and tricks. Tutorial for making this unicorn is here and I had lots and lots of fun making it. Will definitely make a few more to give away to my friends. :) And I have already found some new polymer clay projects I wanna make. ;)

Have a wonderful day! xx

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beach

Hello everybody! Phew, summer is in full swing here. What's it like over there? Is it also very hot? Here we had some VERY hot days et the beginning of the week, but now it's more bearably, because we got some rain and the temperature dropped a few degrees. Not much though, but I think every single degree counts. Are you planning to go anywhere on vacation this summer? Possibly somewhere by the sea? We were planning on going to Rovinj (Croatia), but we canceled because of everything that was going on with our little girl (who is now feeling fine, thank god!). So instead of a week by the sea we are going on short trips around the country. This week we went to the ZOO, flower garden and botanical garden. In botanical garden they have whale and dinosaur exhibitions which Amadeja really enjoyed, as well as other things for kids, so it was really fun for our little girl. She was running around the place and we were playing hide and seek. Lots and lots of fun. I hope we will go there again in August.

Anyways, I won't go on and on about what we've been up to and what our plans are. I'll rather get to the crafty part. Sounds good? ;) 

A new challenge just started at The Sketchy Challenges blog and this forthnight the theme is "beach". Perfect for the summer, right? I know that for many of you this might seem like a very easy theme, but for me it was a real challenge. I don't really do summer cards. I mean, if the challenge is "summer" I will chose bright colours that to me scream summer, but that's it. Occassionally I might add an ice cream image or use another summer image on my creation, but not often. Well, for this challenge I couldn't get away with using just bright colours and I don't have any beach stamps. I was checking some digis and was even thinking about buying one or two, but I am not a big fan of digi images to be honest, so at the end I decided against that and became determined that I will find another way (besides drawing, which was sort of my back-up plan). And I did! I created a beach (scene) using the cute sand castle and starfish stamps from the TGF Little mermaids stamp set and the sand rubber stamp from Rubber dance's Retro beach stamp set.


It's a shaker card! Aren't these fun?! I kept the design of my card CAS. The only embellishment I used are those tiny pearls I glued on a banner. The sentiment is from the Little mermaids stamp set as well.



So much from me today. Enjoy the summer! :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm: Shaker cards
7 kids: Anything goes
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Summer

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tweety pie

Hello everybody! Today I want to share with you a card I made for the previous challenge at The Sketchy challenges blog, but I never got to post it, because my little girl got very sick and we had to run to the hospital and we stayed there 10 days. It was a very stressful time, but luckily my little girl is now feeling well. We still need to be very careful and need to avoid crowded places, restaurants etc. for the next 2-3 weeks though. 

Anyways, here's the card I made ...


I made this for a friend of mine that got married in June. I know it's not a typical wedding card, but I hope she likes it. 

I used papers from my stash and adorable stamps from The Greeting Farm. I used two TGF stamp sets - Tweety Pie and Pop up Christmas. Can you guess what part of the Pop up Chrstmas set I used? It's the hat I used on the little birdie. Originally this is snowman's hat. Hehe. Flowers are from I am roses (the yellow and the bottom white one) and from my stash. I wanted to add some sort of sentiment, but all that I had were too big. And then I found this "Love" charm and I thought it fit perfectly. Yay for discovering forgotten things in your stash. lol



There's a bingo challenge going on at The sketchy challenges blog, and we would be thrilled if you'd join. :) 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
I am roses: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Stamping sensations: Anything with flowers
Deep ocean: Lots of layers
Creative inspirations: Dots and/or stripes
Noor design: Use die cuts
Dies are us: Layers
Kort'o'mania: Anything goes

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Together forever

Hey, hey! How are you doing? Good, I hope. I finally finished one big(ger) paper project I've been working on for a while (sorry, can't share it just yet). And I made this card I am about to show you.

A short while ago a friend of mine got engaged and I wanted to send her a card. At first I wanted to make a vintage looking card, with no image, but I know she likes cute things, so I changed my mind and went through my stash, looking for the perfect image. And I found it ... As soon as I saw this image from LOTV I knew it would be perfect for her. 


Isn't it cute? I love it! I have to admit I found colouring this image a bit challenging. I didn't want to use my markers and distress inks weren't an option either. I am VERY lucky to have a very sweet friend who let me borrow her polychromos for colouring this image. I've never coloured with those before and didn't know which colours blend together well etc. Normally I would play with them longer and test them all, but I wanted to give them back asap, so I was doing just small test with some pencils that I thought looked as if they could work well together on a scrap of paper. Let me tell you a "secret" - I was actually going for a bit more (light) pink look of the girl's dress, but it didn't actually turn out that way. BUT I am still very happy. I think it actually looks pretty good (probably even better than it would in light pink), even though the colour is completely different. Maybe I could call this a "happy accident". lol


I used the last (whole) sheet and some scraps of paper from Prima's Tea Thyme paper pad. I love the romantic look of these papers. I embellished the card with some flowers, lace and pearl trim.



My friend has already received this card and she said the loved it and that it brought a smile to her face. Yay! Mission accomplished. ;) I hope you like it too!

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Roses
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Creative inspirations: Favourite things (I used my favourite embellishments - flowers and lace, and papers from one of my fave Prima paper pads)
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Deep ocean: Bingo (sentiment, stitching - stitched rectangle die and stitched banner die, die cut)
Scrapbook Stamp Society: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Flower power

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Loaded envelope

Hello! Today I would like to share with you my first loaded envelope. I've been wanting to make one of these for a while, so I was very happy when Fiki was interested in doing a loaded envelope swap with me. Yay! :D Thanks Fiki! She's already received the envelope I made for her, so it's safe for me to post it here. :)

We decided to keep the theme of the envelope "anything goes" and this is what I made.

Front view ...

Back ...

And another front view from the side ...


I had lots of fun making this. I used beautiful and elegant papers from Scrapworks and added some yellow embellishments to make the envelope more "fun" and less boring. I won't go into details about what's inside in this post. If you want to see this envelope "unloaded" (empty), please check out the video below. And if you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)


Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my loaded envelope to the following challenges:
Scrapy Land: Add pearls and/or lace (dies brands from the SL store: Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, Magnolia)
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
7 kids: Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Metal (I used paper clips)
Noor design: Lace

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Summer

Hello everybody! A new challenge just started on The Sketchy Challenges blog. This forthnight we would like to see your summer creations. I decided to get ahead and decorate my August planner page.


I used the adorable stamps from The Greeting Farm to decorate the pages and I cut the sun out from one of the ready made accents craft sheets. Then I just wrote some stuff around the pages and I used the pretty decorative tape on the edges. 

I can't wait to see what summer creations will you make! :) 

Also, we have a DT call at The Sketchy Challenges. If you are considering joining this friendly team, you can read all the information here.

Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my creation to the following challenges: 
The Greeting Farm: Scrapbook layouts, journal pages or planner pages