Monday, November 13, 2017

The magic of Christmas

Hello there! Wow, can you believe we are already in the middle of November? Just a bit over a month and Christmas will be here. I'm so excited! This year I'm actually on top of things with Christmas cards and presents - I can't believe it! lol I still need to make a few more cards (2 or 3) and there are still bits of this and that that I need to buy, but most of the things are already bought or at least ordered. Are you ready for Christmas to come?

Today I want to share another Christmas card I made. 


I just love these cute elves from MFT and I think they are just perfect for CAS cards. I did the colouring with pencils and Promarkers and I added some liquid applique on the white parts of the hat. 


I really like the sentiment on this card; it is a Hobby Lobby stamp. I embossed it with gold embossing powder.


So much from me today. Talk to you again soon. :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Words 2 craft by: Abundance
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Snow white
Stamping sensations: One layer Christmas card
The ribbon girl: Card challenge
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
The corrosive: Anything goes
ABC Christmas: W for white
Lemon Shortbread: Anything goes
Sugar Pea designs: Mix it up challenge #37 (photo inspiration - colours)
heARTful stamping: Anything goes + stamp

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy holidays

Hello there! How are you doing? Did you have a nice Halloween? Did you do anything special on the scariest night of the year? We don't really celebrate Halloween here so it was just an ordinary day for us.

Now that the spooky holiday is behind us we can concentrate on Christmas. Yay! :D Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? I have already bought some presents, but not all. And for a change I am also on track with my Christmas cards this year - score! I'm about to show you the most recent one I made. This forthnight we have a sletch challenge at The sketchy challenges and the ard I am going to show you was made as inspiration for this challenge.



As you can see I decided to make another card in non-traditional colours. The papers I used are from Lawn Fawn and I really like them. The adorable snowman is a Stamping Bella stamp. I did the colouring with pencils. I embellished the card with some lace, crystals, sequins and "happy holidays" metal charm.


I hope you will come play with us. Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Noor design: Winter
7 kids: Anything goes
As you like it: Christmas or non Christmas: I chose Christmas, because that's my favourite holiday
Cute card Thursday: Anything goes
AnMa Creatief: Christmas/Winter
Crafty creations: Anything goes
One crazy stamper: Christmas/Winter fun
Creative inspirations: Sparkle
Deep ocean: Inspired by a song/movie (song Frosty the snowman)

Monday, October 16, 2017

A box of sunshine

Hello my sweet friends! How are you? We had a lovely (lazy) weekend as family. We went out for walks, did some cooking at home, watched some telly, played some games... Perfect! Hope your weekend was nice as well!

Have you ever heard of "box of sunshine"? I came to this term a while back when I was browsing the internet. Basically it means that you take a box and fill it with lots of yellow things and send/give it to your friend/relative/penpal... I loved that idea so when one of my friends wasn't feeling well I just knew that I wanted to send one of those boxes to her. :) I tried to get many different yellow things that I thought she would like. Here's what I bought.


I also bought her 2 wooden Gorjuss postcards (she collects postcards), but forgot to add them to the pile when I took the picture.

Of course I also had to make a card to send it with the parcel. 


I sticked with the sunshine theme and made this CAS card. I didn't use any design paper, just yellow and white cardstock. White cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder. I used googly eyes on the sun and drew the mouth by hand. Sentiment is a TGF stamp (Mini remix- Happy). I embellished the card with a few sequins.


So much from me today. have a sunny day! :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm: Monochromatic
7 kids: Anything goes
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
HeARTful stamping: Anything goes + stamp
Fab'n'funky: Word art

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Haunted house

Hello there! Can you believe October is already here?! Eeeek! Time's flying by with the speed of light. Do you celebrate Halloween? We sometimes get together with some friends for a chat and friendly dinner and usually we carve a pumpkin, but that's pretty much it. We don't dress up in costumes, we don't go to Halloween parties etc. Halloween just isn't very big here. I normally don't do any Halloween crafts either - simply because I have no use of them. So the new (Halloween) challenge at The Sketchy Challenges got me scratching my head. I wasn't sure what to do. At the end I decided to make a Halloween decoration for the table. my hubby likes spooky things and was excited that once for a change we would also have a Halloween decoration on the table. ;) I got inspiration and idea for my project on Pamellia's blog (here), though you have to know that my project is FAR simpler and less detailed than hers - in my opinion hers is a masterpiece.

I knew I wanted a "crooked" house, but I am terrible at making "special" templates. I just can't get the numbers right. *sigh* So I asked my dad to make one; he knows how to do these stuff. ;) I asked him to make something simple, not too big, but has to be crooked. So, once he made me a model from the cardstock, I went crazy with paints, stencils etc. and made this...



I only used one die - for the fence, everything else (including windows, door etc. was hand drawn and cut the old fashioned way - with scissors. The whole project took me quite a long time to make, because I only had short periods of free time in my hands, but I did it (with a little bit of help of my hubby). Originally I wanted to include a couple of pumpkins as well, but I just couldn't find any that would be the right size in the stores here. If I find any before Halloween I can always add them.

Here are some more photos of the house - those were taken at daylight, only to show you the details, textures etc.



I used stencils and homemade textore paste for the bricks on the house and hor the "tiles" on the floor. Floor was first painted with acrylic paint, then sprayed with Shimmers and at the end inked with black ink pad. House was painted with acrylic paint and later inked with VersaColor black ink pad. I made the tiles for the roof with gesso, shimmers spray and crackled accents. At the end I also inked them with black ink pad. Door was embossed and inked with black ink pad. For the porch columns I used black straws.


The roof of the house can be opened so I can put in the lights.

And that's pretty much it. If you have any question feel free to ask. I can't wait to see your Halloween projects!

Have a wonderful day! xx

I'd like to enter my project to the following challenges:
Deep ocean: Colours of Autumn
Noor Design: Fall/Autumn
Creative inspirations: Anything goes
Double D challenges: Fright night
Simon says Monday challenge: A walk on the dark side
Through the craftroom door: Anything goes
Creatalicious: Anything goes
Just keep on creating: October anything goes
Crop stop: Linky party #32 (brands from the store: Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Ranger, Tsukineko)

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Shaker card

Hey hey! Phew, two cards in one week. I'm getting better at this bloging thing again. ;) I participated in a card swap and the card I'm about to show you was made for my swap partner. I was inspired by the sketch that is a new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges. I hope you will come play with us!


I don't know about you, but I really like shaker cards, even though I don't make them very often. I cut the base for this card with CC designs scalloped rectangle die. Then I cut a smaller scalloped rectangle die and made a "window" with the rectangle die. Before I glued (with foam pads) the smaller rectangle die on my card I took a piece of white cardstock, stamped on it with Stampabilities Faded tect background stamp and glued that on the base of my card. Then I just added some green, gold, white and silver sequins from my stash and placed the previously made "window" die cut on top of my stamped background. Over that I just glued a piece of white cardstock and I put a green bow to the center of it. That's it, easy peasy. :)


I can't wait to see how your projects will turn out, so come play with us. :)

Have a beautiful day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Bizzy Becs: Anything goes

Friday, September 1, 2017

Just another Christmas card

Hey, hey! Today was a BIG day. It was my little girl's first day of daycare. I have to admit I was *terrified* of this day. I mean REALLY terrified! I didn't know how Amadeja will react to all the other children, the teachers etc. Everything was new to her! Well, at first there was some crying, and for the first 10 minutes or so she was scared to go more than 1 meter away from me, but soon she started exploring the new toys and started playing with her new classmates. Today we only stayed there for about 90 minutes and probably will be more or less the same on Monday, but on Tuesday I will probably leave her alone for a short period of time and then the same on Wednesday... I know it'll be hard for both of us, but from what I saw today I am confident that she'll enjoy her time in dayscare.

Now that I got that off my chest let me show you the most recent card I made. It's another Christmas card - I still have plenty of those to make!


Once again I used one of the adorable Whimsy stamps digi images. I did the colouring with pencils and Promarkers and I added some liquid applique on the white parts of the penguin's dress.


Papers that I used are from DoCrafts and Scrapworks. I only used some lace and gold crystals to embellish the card.


Die cuts used are from Joy crafts (rectangle frame), La La Land (banner), Nellie's (stars), Marianne design (doily) and Cottage Cutz (border lace). Image and frame were raised on foam pads to give the card some dimension.


So much from me today. See you again soon. :) Bye, bye! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge: Use Patterned paper
Whimsy stamps: Anything goes
Christmas cards all year 'round: Use leaves
Winter Wonderland: Dots or stripes
Simon says stamp (Wednesday challenge): Anything goes
Your next stamp: Sketch and color challenge 72 (I chose colours)
Dream Valley: Use a stamp or digi image
Love to scrap: Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society: Anything goes

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy snowman

Hey, hey! How was your summer? Did you have a nice time? Did you travel anywhere? Are you ready for fall? Here the temperatures dropped, so I can feel autumn is already knocking on the door. And before we know it December will be here too, so I thought I better start working on my Christmas cards. Here's the latest one I made.


I decided to use the cute snowman digi stamp from Whimsy stamps. Colouring was done with pencils and at the end I covered the snowman with Wink of Stella, so in person he's really sparkly, but unfortunately you can't see this in the photos. Papers and embellishments are from my stash. I added layers on top of each other with foam pads, which gave the card some dimension.

I made this card for the Whimsy stamps DT call and even made step by step photo tutorial for it, because that was one of the requests for applying. So in case you are wondering how I put this card together, check the photo below.


Some people asked what dies I used on this card, so here's the list:
Cherry Lynn: Polynesian Sails
Spellbinders: Standard large circles, Picot edge circles, Floral ovals
Joy crafts: Ice crystal border
Sizzix: Snowman
Nellie's: Stars
Unbranded: small decorative border

I hope this helps. :) If you have any other question just ask!

So much from me today. See you again soon! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Crafty creations: Anything goes
The paper shelter: Pearls, gems and/or enamel dots
Crafty gals corner: Punches and/or dies
Words 2 craft by: Vacation (we always take vacations durigh the Christmas holidays and if only we have snow, we always build a snowman :))
Craft-alnica: Okvir
Scrapbook stamp society: Anything goes + option use punches/die cuts

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

Monday, May 1, 2017

Loaded envelope/bag swap anyone?

Hey everybody! How are you doing? I'm enjoying extanding weekend with my family. :) It was a holiday here today and it's a holiday tomorrow as well, so we have 2 extra days to spend together and have fun. Yay! :D We went to my parents' place for bbq today. It was nice. Do you have any special traditions in your family for May 1?

Today I don't have any project to show you, I am just wondering if any of you would be interested in doing a loaded bag/envelope swap? If you don't know what those are, you can check YouTube and/or Pinterest (just type "loaded envelope"). There are lots of different videos/photos of those, and also many tutorials. I'm really tempted to make one, but I feel kind of silly making one for myself, so if any of you is interested in doing a swap with me, please let me know. :)

Have a wonderful week! xx

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Staying warm

Hey, hey! A new challenge just started at The Sketchy Challenges and this forthnight we have a sketch challenge for you. Here's what the sketch looks like.


And this is the card I made.


I'm trying to work on my Christmas cards, but so far I'm not doing very well. I think this is only the second one I've made so far. Oh my ... I inked the adorable image from TGF and coloured it with Promarkers and pencils. I used papers from Kaisercraft and some lace, pom pom trim, pearl string and sequins to decorate the card.


I hope you'll come play with us! Have a great day! xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
7 kids: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Use any image
Incy Wincy Designs: So so cute
The corrosive: Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft room: Any holiday (Christmas)
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just because

Hello my crafty friends! How are you doing? I'm enjoying warm(er) spring days. I try to go out with my little girl as much as possible, so this means I have even less crafty time than usual. But I do get some in the evenings, which is perfectly fine with me. :) 

You probably know I don't use digi stamps oftern. In fact, almost never. I have quite a collection of them though (some I won, some I bought), but they are still waiting for their turn to appear on my card(s). While I do like the fact that you can resize digi images and create the whole scenes with them, there are even more reasons I personally don't like using them too much. 
1.) I almost always print the wrong size - can't seem to get this right. *sigh*
2.) I like colouring with distress inks and watercolor pencils, and despite all the tricks and tips for colouring digi images with watercolour mediums, my ink still runs when I do the colouring. Annoying!
3.) I find it MUCH faster to stamp my image than opening word, trying to figure the right size for the image, turning on printer etc. 
4.) Ink cartrige is empty - need I say more?!

That being said, I still play with digi stamps every now and then. And just recently I made this card using the panda digi from Maria Medel Rodriguez. I made this for a lovely lady, for who I know loves this stamp. :)


I decided to use soft colours for this card; I thought that would make a nice contrast against the black and white image. I used scraps of design papers from my stash and some lace, pom pom trim and tiny pearls to embellish the card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.


So, that's it for today. See you again soon! Bye bye. :) xx

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's patterned paper challenge: Use patterned paper
Stamping sensations: Anything goes
As you like it: Favourite card bas shape (for me that's square, because I find it easiest to decorate and add layers to it)
The ribbon girl: Card
Hiding in my Craft room: Super scraps Saturday
The corrosive: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Crafty creations: Anything goes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter candy ... Yum!

Heya! How are you doing? I'm enjoying the warm and sunny spring days. Coffee and chats outside with friends, walks through the park ... Ahhhh, love it!!! Spring is definitely my favourite season! :)

And in spring there's also Easter. Perfect excuse to eat some (more) chocolate. :P He he. I don't make Easter cards often, but I wanted to make (at least) one this year. I like this House Mouse image and wanted to colour it. :) And I decided to make an Easter card for the new new sketch challenge at The sketchy challenges

Here's what the sketch looks like ...


I rotated the sketch and made this card ...


I used one of the adorable images from House Mouse and coloured it with Promarkers and pencils. The little Easter eggs and the sentiment banner are TGF stamps. papers are from MME. To decorate the card I used some lace, flowers and sequins from my stash.


Now it's your turn. Grab your papers, scissors and other crafting supplies and get creating. ;) I can't wait to see what you'll make! xx

Challenges: 
Word art Wednesday: Anything goes
Simon says stamp: Use more than one die or punch
Simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday
Deep ocean: Flowers everywhere
Noor design: Spring
One crazy stamper: Anything goes
The ribbon girl: Any image
Bastel Traum: Easter/Polka dots

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Some winners

Heya! This will be just a quick post ... I promised to give a small candy to someone who commented on the post I made on February 20. Well, at the end I decided to have 3 winners. :) 

As this was the candy I offered to celebrate my baby's first birthday, the first prize goes to the person who wrote the first comment on that post and that's you Samra. :) 

Second winner ...
There were 22 comments all together and I asked my hubby to pick a number (any number) from 1 to 22 and he chose no. 5 - that's you Michelle N.

Third winner ...
It kind of felt right to get Amadeja involved in the whole winner picking thing as well, so I wrote all the numbers on pieces of papers, mixed them up and put them in front of my baby girl. The first one she grabbed had no. 2 on it, so Kathleen, you are the last winner.

Congrats ladies! :) Please contact me with your mailing info - you have one week (til March 8th) to do so.

Have a beautiful day! xx

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Longing for spring

Hey there! :) Are you ready for the weekend? I am! We have a carnival here today so there will be lots of kids (and probably even some adults) dressed up everywhere. I'm not dressing up (not my thing), but I will dress up Amadeja. He he. ;) We had different ideas about what costume will we get for her; our first thought was "Jon Snow" - trust me, this costume would be perfect for her, but none of our relatives watch Game of thrones so no one would understand this costume and we really didn't feel like explaining it to everybody. Anyways, after lots of thought we decided she would be an angel this year. I know it's not original or unique, but she is our little angel, so it makes sense. :) One of our traditional masks has the "job" to chase away winter and bring spring to the country. I hope they will succeed. 

Talking about spring ... This is the new challenge theme at The Sketchy Challenges. I hope you will come play with us!

I haven't used a Magnolia image on my cards for a long, long time, so I decided I would make a card with one for this challenge.


When someone says "spring" I immediately think about flowers, butterflies and pastel tones, so I used all those things on my today's card. And I thought this cute Tilda was perfect for a spring card. What do you think? Papers I used on this card are from MME and all of the embellishments came from my stash. I coloured the image with Promarkers and pencils.


So much from me today. See you again soon. :) 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Creative inspirations: Petals and pearls (I used tiny pearls on the butterflies)
Simon says stamp: Anything goes
Magnolia-licious: Anything goes
Midweek Magnolias: Anything goes with Magnolia image

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy birthday, my sweet little girl

Exactly one year ago my life changed completely - I became a mummy to the sweetest little baby girl. A lot has happened in this year and even though it was hard at times, I would never go back. This year was magical and the joy this little girl brings into my life every day is indescribable. I love her to bits.

To celebrate this special birthday, of course we needed a special cake as well. I think I've said it before, but will say it again ... When it comes to baking, my mum rocks! So I asked her if she could make a special cake for her granddaughter. And she said she would. And boy, oh boy, she made an AMAZING cake. I could almost say she made the impossible possible. Why? Because we wanted to have a FRUIT cake in the shape of a mushroom. And she did it! Believe me, it was quite a challenge and A LOT of effort, hard work, time and love (not to mention the ingredients) went into this cake, but the result is simply stunning. But why I am just telling you this, I'll rather show you the photo (I have my mum's permission to share this cake on my blog).


After we also also added my baby's name and shaped candle (no. 1) to the cake.


Doesn't this look like a fairy house? I just LOOOOOOOOVE this cake. Love, love, love it! And it didn't only look amazing, it was also DE-LI-CIOUS. Filled with raspberries, strawberries ... Oh, yum, yum. YUM!

Ok, now that we've covered the most important thing, I'll show you the invitations that I made for Amadeja's birthday. I made two different ones and I kept them simple, but I hope you will like them.



I created shaker cards, using the CC designs scalloped rectangle die and CC designs birthday mice stamps. Aren't they adorable? Love them! I did the colouring with Promarkers and pencils. Sequins came from my stash. I created the cloud background with homemade cloud stencil and TH distress inks.

I'd like to enter my cards to the following challenges:
Allsorts: Anything goes
Bastel Traum: Birthday/birth/white and one other colour
The ribbon girl: Use any image
Die cut divas: Using red or pink
One crazy stamper: Party time
Cute card Thursday: No patterned paper
Creative inspirations: Anything goes

Are you still with me? Hope so, because I have some more sweet news from you ... I can't share cake with you (shame, I know), but I do want to celebrate this big day with you, so I will send some crafty goodies to someone who leaves a comment here. No need to share anything on your blog, but you can if you want. Also, you don't need to be a follower, though I would be thrilled if you were. I'm not telling you what's in the candy, but will tell you that I will choose a winner on the first day of March. :)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs! xx

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daphne with daffodil

Hello everybody! How are you doing? I'm doing fine. We finally got some sun yesterday and today and we used it to go for a short walk around the town earlier. The temperatures are getting higher too, which is also nice. Looks like spring will come here soon. Can't wait! :)

My baby girl is turning one later this month (goodness, where did this year went?! O.o) and I wanted to make a special birthday card for her. I brought out my favourite maja design papers (HVALA Jana!) and the super cute Daphne with daffodil stamp from Whimsy stamps. I love this image and I thought it woud be perfect for my card.


Since I wanted a shabby chic and romantic look on my card I decided to colour the image with distress inks (pads). I also used some liquid pearls (made with Viva Decor paper pen) and real tiny pearls on the wings. It's not visible in the picture (boo hoo), but I also used Wink of Stella brush on the wings and headband. I just love the shimmery look.


I decorated the card with different flowers (most of them are from I am roses and the others are from my stash), a charm, lace and I also used 2 small gems on the die cut hearts. I also used different die cuts from Cheery Lynn, Marianne design, Little darlings rubber stamps ... The tiny butterflies were made with Martha Stewart punch.



I hope you like the card. See you soon. have a wonderful day! xx

Hugs! xx

I'd like to entermy card to the following challenges:
Deep ocean: Hearts
Sugar Pea Designs: Mix it up #28 (I chose photo inspiration)
Crop stop: Anything goes (Linky party #25) (brands from the store: Tim Holtz/Ranger, Viva decor, Martha Stewart, Spellbinders)
Noor design: Have a heart
I am roses: Anything goes
7 kids: Anything goes
Scrapy Land: Add texture + use brands from the store (I used: Cheery Lynn, Little Darlings, Spellbinders)
Allsorts: Hearts and/or flowers