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