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