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