Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fly away

Hi there! Do you also have the feeling that time's flying by too quickly? Gosh, I don't know where summer went. 2 months holidays sound long, but they were over before I knew it. I still hope you had a lovely summer and that you got to relax a bit during your summer vacations.

Well, it's Thursday again and you know what this means, right? Yes, a new challenge at Crafty ribbons blog. :) We enjoyed seeing all your yummy-licious creations the last time and we hope you'll join us with our new challenge too. This time we want you to follow this wonderful sketch.

Of course you can rotate it if you want to. :) I did - I turned it upside-down. lol

I did A LOT (really, a loooooooot) of stamping on this card. The background paper (the one you can barely see) was just a plain beige paper when I started working with it. But then I stamped over it with Viva Decor's Cameo stamps, Recollections' Paris stamps and Stampabilities' Faded text background stamp. I distressed the edges with my scissors and then inked them with Memento Rich cocoa stamp pad. I was a good girl and I just used small left over pieces of my scrap paper for the layering. The music sheet is actually recycled music sheet from when I was still going to music school (which was a looooong time ago). I just colored it with TH Brushed corduroy distress ink The flowery paper is from Provo Craft, the dark brown paper on the bottom of the page is from ... hmmmm, I am not sure, but I *think* it is from K&Company ... and the "swirly" (or whatever you want to call that) paper is from Sizzix' Little sizzles. The gorgeus butterfly stamp is from Close to your heart. Corners and ovals are Spellbinders' dies and the swirl is Marianne design die. The oval behind the butterfly is embossed with Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I didn't use many embellishments, just a golden brad and some flower from my stash and this seam binding ribbon from Crafty ribbons. I made the butterfly border with my border punch

And what's the prize, you may ask. Some fab new Christmas ribbons from Crafty ribbons

Perfect for the Christmas cards, don't you think so? 

Well, that's all from me today. Have a wonderful day! Hugs! xx

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Yumi and Fumi handmade: Anything goes
Everybody art challenge: Anything goes
Through the craftroom door: Diva or anything goes
Simon says: Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts: Summer (butterflies and flowers mean summer to me :))
Natalie and Amy's challenge: Anything goes
Creative expessions: Texture (DT call entry)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Some info and a couple of reminders


Sorry, no card from me today, but I can tell you that I have been pretty busy and also a good girl and have done quite some crafting over the last couple of days so soon I'll share some with you. :)

Today I just want to remind you that you can still enter my candy (click here) and that we are having a DT call at Crafty ribbons (click here). There's still time for you to enter if you want to. 

Also, at Crafty ribbons they just launched their first Christmas collection this year and guess what, they also have matching digi papers. How cool is that?! Here's the piccie of the new collection ...

Isn't it just too cute?! You can get everything (including digi papers) here. Oh, and they are having a free postage til the end of August. The voucher code is august (all lower case), and will give a discount of £3.25 (cost of postage) off all orders over £15 (excluding postage).

So much from me today. Be back soon with a new card. :)

Hugs! xx

P.S. If you haven't yet, go check Ingvild Bolme's blog. She's an amazing crafter and her designs are truly amazing. And now her blog has a new desing and to celebrate this,  she's giving away a yummy candy. Good luck if you enter! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Money box and a card

Heya! As you probably know, it was my boyfriend's birthday earlier this month (I'm also offering some candy for this occassion so if you haven't checked it out yet, you can do it here ;)) and because it is VERY hard to buy something for him, I just made him a card and a money box (and I also put some € inside so he can buy himself something nice :D).

So, here's the card I made for him.

I did a lot of stamping on this card. And when I say a lot, I really mean A LOT. I just used some black cardstock and solid brown paper (which is actually a recycled envelope) for this card. Overy the envelope I stamped with Viva decor Floral embellishments stamps, Viva decor Cameo stamps and Recollections Paris stamps. For my main image I used one of my favourite quotes - it's a stamp from Cloud 9 design. I also used some ribbon and lace from my stash. For the corners I actually made my corner punch - I used my corner punch on a piece of white cardstock and then just cut these out to make them look like corners. The dots around the sentiment were made with Viva decor pearl pen.

Do you know "Truffes"? Here they are selling them in the boxes as you can see in the picture bellow.

Being a big chocoholic needless to say this box didn't last long. lol But I sort of liked the box so once it was empty I carefully took it apart and I used it as a template for the money box. I just put the box template on the cardstock and I outlined it and then cut it out with my scissors. And then I just added another hole so you can put money in. And this is the result.

Since my boyfriend is more keen of the simple things, I didn't decorate the box much. I just inked the edges with TH Brushed corduroy distress ink and I stamped around the edges with Viva decor Floral embellishments stamps. Then all around I glued a ribbon. This ribbon is actually from one chocolate store (go figure! lol) that's called "CukrĨek" (this is in slovenian and you could translade it something like "sweetie" or "honey") - I got it with the chocolate I bought there (they have amaaaaazing chocolate - quite pricey too, but worth it). I knew it would come handy one day. :) On the front of the money box I also made a small bow and placed a bead in the middle.

I'd like to enter my money box to the following challenges:
Frosted designs: Twine or ribbon

Well, that's all from me at the moment. Have a wonderful day! Hugs! xx

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Feeling fruity and DT call at Crafty ribbons

Good morning everybody! I hope you're enjoying this lovely Thursday. It's such a nice day here today and it got a little bit warmer again.

As you know, every other Thursday we have a new challenge for you at Crafty ribbons challenge blog and today is one of those Thursdays. ;) Our challenge for this forthnight is "Feeling fruity". We want to see something fruity on your creation - a fruity paper, a fruity image ... Anything really. And we have a wonderful prize for one of you too. Look!

You will receive a Bev's bag, full of yummy ribbons. But keep in mind that the content of the bag may slightly vary from what's shown in the picture.

Now it's usually the time when I would show you my card that I made for this challenge. But not today. Today I have some other news to tell you first ... At Crafty ribbons we are having a DT call. So if you like to work with ribbons and would like to be a part of our team (I promise we are a bunch of friendly, fun and chatty ladies :D), then we would love you to apply. For more info about the DT call (what are the requirements, how to apply etc.) hop to the Crafty ribbons challenge blog. :)

So, now I will show you my card. ;)

I made a simple card for this challenge, but I was happy with how it turned out. I completely forgot I had this "You're a peach" stamp from Studio G, so I was positively surprised when I found it in the drawer. And I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. :) See the "ribbon border" (sort of) that I made around the image? I love how this turned out. And it was so fast and so easy to make! Will definitely do this again. :) For the "ribbon border" I used the "Tri stripe ribbon" that you can find here. And for the bow and ribbon in the back I used the 23mm yellow satin ribbon that you can find here. Of course both of the ribbons are from Crafty ribbons. :) I colored the image with Faber Castell pencils and the papers I used are from Provo Craft. And the crystals are from my stash.

I hope you'll join us with our challenge and think about applying for the DT position too. :)

Hugs! xx

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Crafting for gold - closing ceremony

So, this is it. We've come to the last day of the Crafting for gold event (see CRPI blog for more details). Today is the last day and as for the opening ceremony also for the closing ceremony the sponsor is Crafty ribbons. Sweet Ali and Tony are giving one of you the chance to win a £25 voucher for their store. I am sure the person who wins this yummy prize will be very happy, because Ali and Tiny have SOOOOOO many gorgeous ribbons in their store. I used one of my favourites on the bookmark I made for the last day of our event.

I used the yummy polka dot ribbon from Crafty ribbons - you can find it here. For this bookmark I only used leftover pieces of paper from my stash. The flowers are from TH Tattered florals die and I stamped over them with Faded text background stamp from Stampabilities. For the center I used crystals from my stash. The butterflies were made with my craft punch and the sentiment is a rubber stamp, but unfortunately I have no idea from which company.

I made this bookmark for one friend of mine. I hope she will like it.

I wish you all a wonderful Sunday! Hugs! xx

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crafting for gold event - day 15

Tomorrow is the last day of our fun Crafting for gold event that's been going on for over 2 weeks over at CRPI blog. If you haven't checked it yet and left your info with the chance to win some goodies from our sponsors, now is your last day to do so. Our today's sponsor is again Crafts and me and they have some great digis to the lucky winner. So go on, hop to the blog and try your luck. :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Crafting for gold event - day 14

Wow, we are already at day 14 of our Crafting for gold event at CRPI blog. Only 2 days to go. Have you left your info with the linky on the CRPI blog for the chance to win some yummy goodies from our sponsors? Not yet? Then hop over to the blog now. ;)

Our sponsor today is Whimsy stamps and they are giving one lucky person 5 digi images of the winner's choice. And as you probably know they have many fabby images in their store. :D Good luck in the draw!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 13

We're almost at the end with our Crafting for gold event at CRPI blog. Almost. So if you want to be in the drawing for some yummy prizes from our sponsors, you better hop to the blog now and leave your info with the linky. ;)

We have another great sponsor today - Sir Stampalot. And look at the fabby pize they are offering to the lucky winner.

I LOVE Magnolia images and I know many of you do too, so why not try your luck and who knows, you might be the new proud owner of these two cuties. :)

Hugs! xx

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Christmas bag

Heya! This is my second post today. I guess miracles do happen. ;) He he. I just wanted to show you the Christmas bag that I made today.

Isn't this LOTV image just too cute? I love it! I colored the image with Faber Castell pencils and I also used some diamon Stickles (on the teddy's hat and on the snow). Here't the closer look of the image and hopefully you can also see the Stickles (click on the image for a larger view).

The patterned paper is from Folia. The big snowflakes are made with Marianne design dies and the small snowflakes are made with my craft punch. On the top of the snowflakes I also added tiny gold stars (confetti) from my stash.

The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons - you can find it here.

I would like to enter this bag to the following challenges:
LOTV's Ideas to inspire: Anything but a card
Simon says stamp: Bingo (I chose die cut - free- glitter (Stickles))
Marianne's designs divas: Anything goes
Ready-teddy-go: Anything goes

Crafting for gold - day 12

Hey, hey! I'm back with another card for the Crafting for gold event. Since our today's sponsor is LOTV, I made a card using one of their cutesy images. But before I show the card to you, let me tell you what the great prize is ... They are giving a £20 voucher for their store to the lucky winner. So great, isn't it? Just imagine how many of their lovely stamps could you buy. ;) If you want to have the chance this awesome prize, just hop over to CRPI blog and leave your info with the linky.

And here's the card I made.

Isn't this image cute? I love it! :) I colored it with Faber Castell pencils and Promarkers. The ribbon is from Crafty ribbons and the pearls are from my stash. The bigger flower is from my stash and the small ones are made with my craft punch. I also used some diamond Stickles on the girl's wings and on the dots of the gift.

It's a simple card, but I hope you like it. For more fabby projects go to the CRPI blog to see the things my teamies made.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 11

Hi! I don't have any cards to show you today, I just wanted to remind you about the Crafting for gold event we have going on the CRPI blog. We are already at day 11 and our today's sponsor is Which craff? which is giving the winner £20 voucher for their store - they have many lovely thingies in their store so why not try your luck? ;) Have a great day! Hugs! xx

Monday, August 6, 2012

Crafting for gold - day10

Good morning! How are you? I hope your week started of good. :) I was happy that I managed to do some crafting over the weekend - this is soooooo relaxing! :D One of the cards I made was for the Crafting for gold event (today's challenge is buttons) at the CRPI blog. We have another fabulous sponsor today. Today's sponsor is Crafty individuals. They have lots of amazing vintage thingies in their store so if you like that style, why not check out their site? Or, if you're feeling lucky, leave your info with the linky thingie at today's post at CRPI blog and maybe you will win all these goodies.

And here's the card I made using one of their stamps.

For this card I used some papers, doily and crystals from my stash and some yummy seam binding ribbon and and white baby ribbon from Crafty ribbons. The buttons are from Crafty ribbons (they are from the Christmas berry button box) as well. The small flowers are made with my paper punch and the bigger one is from one store bought flower which I took apart.

Have a great day! Hugs! xx

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 9

Heya! I have a card to show you today. Yes, and actual card, you won't just have to read my babbling. ;) It's day 9 of the Crafting for gold event at CRPI blog and today's challenge was "bling". So if you want to see some shiny things on your card hop over to see what my teamies made. :) Our today's sponsor is Kenny K and he's offering 4 digi images of the winner's choice to the lucky winner. The DT was lucky enough to play with some of his great images too. Here's what I made with Elf boy (I'm sorry because the picture isn't the greatest :S) ...

I colored this cutie with Faber Castell pencils and Promarkers (just the face). The DP is from Scrapworks' Formal affair paper pack and this yummy ribbon is from Crafty ribbons (you can find it here). On the white dots I added some diamond Stickles. I cut the stars from the leftover of one Provo Craft paper. In the bottom right corner I used some crystals from my stash.

If you fancy trying your luck to win some of Kenny K's great images, leave your info with the linky on the CRPI blog. :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 8

Heya! Over a week has already passed at our Crafting for gold event at CRPI blog. On the 8th day of the event the challenge for the DT was layers and my teamies made amazing creations following this theme. Why don't you go and check yourself? ;) Our sponsor is Nitwit collection and they are offering a $25 voucher to one person. So if you would like some digi goodies from their store hop to the CRPI blog and leave your infor with the linky.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 7

Wow, I can't believe we are already at day 7 with our Crafting for gold event at CRPI blog. This is going by so fast! Our sponsor today is Bugaboo and they are giving 7 images to the winner. So if you like their images hop over to the CRPI blog and try your luck by leaving your info with the linky. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 6

Heya! I'm finally here. When I turned on my computer this morning I was in for a shock. I got the blue screen (and you probably know this NEVER means anything good in the "computer world") and there was a message that something was wrong with the system. Eeeek! Luckily Windows managed to repair it (at least for a while) so I could get to my things and quickly saved everything on my external disc. And then, my computer needed to be formated. How annoying is this?! But luckily my sweet boyfriend (aka my tech department lol) told me he'd do this for me. So while I was studying he was took care of my computer which is now up and running again. :D

I promised you I'd show you another card today and here it is ...

It's the card I made for today's challenge for the Crafting for gold event that's going on at CRPI blog. Our challenge for today was "punches"and our sponsor Crafts and me. I used my border punch and MS butterfly punch (I think I can easily say that's my favourite punch ever). The image is from Crafts and me and I colored it with Promarkers and Faber Castell pencils.The doily is from my stash and so are the crystals. I embossed the paper with Cottage floral embossing folder. I made the flower myself. And the ribbons are of course both from Crafty ribbons. :)

To be in the chance to win some yummy goodies from our today's sponsor just hop over to CRPI blog and leave your info with the linky. :)

Hugs! xx

Seeing spots and dots

Good morning! See, I told you I'd be back with a card today. ;) With 2 actually, but you'll see the other one a little bit later.

This card that I want to show you right now is made for the new challenge that just started at Crafty ribbons challenge blog. The theme for our forthnight's challenge is "seeing spots and dots". You probably know I love dots (on ribbons, on paper ...) so this was a perfect challenge for me. :D

I was asked to make a card for a baby boy and here's the result.

I used the free digi image from Angelique that can be found on her blog. Isn't this little boy just too cute? I colored the image with Faber Castell pencils. The papers are from Provo craft and the doily is from my stash. I cut the bigger stars free hand and the small ones were made with craft punch. I used the fabby dotty ribbon from Crafty ribbons. On the boy's wings and around the edges I used diamond Stickles.

I hope you'll join our challenge. :) We allso have some gorgeous ribbons to give away to the lucky winner - here's what you can win ...

Hugs! xx

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crafting for gold - day 5

Another day and more chances to win some yummy goodies from one of our sponsors that joined us at the Crafting for gold event that's currently going on at CRPI blog. Today's challenge was paper piecing and our sponsor for today is Ladybug Crafts ink. They are giving the lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store. How great is this?! Don't forget, to be in the chance to win this (and/or any of the other) great prize, hop over the CRPI blog and leave your info with the linky.

See you tomorrow - and I will actually have a card to show you. :D Bye for now! xx