Monday, 22 May 2017

Hedgehog :)

Hedgehogs are cute, aren't they?

Did you ever saw hedgehogs on stamp sets created by Penny Black? I'm lucky to have 2 sets (want more! ).


We met this cutie pie during one of our trips to Brocksbushes Farm for strawberry picking :)

Below my latest card - CAS in green (shame photo is sooo dark...).


I used image and sentiment from Penny Black's set called The Touch of Love.

I decided to use only 2 patterned papers for this little project. Image, sentiment and lighter paper I shaded with green pencil on edges. I added few green gems and ribbon for finishing touch.

What do you think about my hedgy card?

Till next post friends!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Little Carmen

Today I spend most of time at home waiting for delivery... not nice if you have no idea what time you can expect it...

So I decided to use this time to make some cards 😊. I had few 'Little Carmen' images from Julia Spiri already coloured and waiting, so...

I checked my stash for some nice papers, cut them, stick them with double sided type and..

Here you go!


Green beauty ;)


Pink Flamenco :)


Red Dancing Queen :)


For sentiment I used one of clear stamps from Inkadinkado set I received as a gift from friends from Canada :)

I hope you like my little flamenco dancers :)

Till next post friends!!!




Thursday, 18 May 2017

Hairdresser or make up?

Very important question for girls isn't it?

We had to answer it when choosing image for new challenge at Alicia Bel's FB group.

I'm not a make up girl - had this done properly only once in my life  (years ago for prom ball 😊).

So for my card I choose stamp with hairdresser 😊.  Cute image - really.

Decided to play with pinks again as I want to give this card to my next door neighbour for her birthday 😊.

I was thinking hard about papers cause needed rather strong colours, combination which give a chance for Alicia's image to kind of 'walk out' from card, be seen...


You can find this image here:https://www.aliciabel.com/index.php.

Chosen papers I layered on silver mirri card and placed on card base in rather simple layout.
I cut out coloured with pencils image and layered it on pink cardstock and then on silver mirri. To place image on card I used foam pads to lift it up a bit. Also decided to use glitter glue on this little cutie to make her more shiny 😊.

My sentiment (created by Simonne Clay for Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine) I cut in banner shape, shaded with pink pencil and layered on silver miri, also added bit of glitter glue on.

Hope Sarah (my neighbour) will like her Birthday card :)

Till next post friends!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Beauties of the Sea

Oh yes my friends! Mermaids again!

Why? May Challenge at Ching Chou Kuik's Facebook group :).

Believe it or not, for this challenge we have plenty of beautiful images to choose from! Just check mermaid section in Ching's etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck?section_id=15928892.


I wanted my mermaid to have this kind of vintage look, more sea like coloured... hope I successed :)



I used 3 patterned papers in bluish/creamy/beige/brown colour combo. All three pieces I distressed with scissors and inked edges with brown ink.
I coloured my mermaid with pencils - used: gold, olive, ivory, spring bud, emerald green, golden yellow, light brown, yellow clay and yellow green. I also distressed image with scissors and inked it.

To be honest with you I'm not using laces in my cards often, but this time I decided that combo of white lace and two tone beige ribbon will work nicely on my new project - right side of card.

My sentiment (from Sweet Dixie) I placed of bottom left corner, then add 3 green gems on left top corner.

And what do you think about my Beauty of the Sea?

Till next post friends!!!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Panda in Mug

Today's card is my entry for Sasayaki Glitter Progressive Challenge #12.

Naz gave us very sweet image to work with: Panda in Mug - if you are interested in it you can buy it here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/514281686/image-50-panda-in-mug-digital-stamp-by?ref=shop_home_active_5.

As lately I was making lots of cards with pinks, purples, yellows and greens, this time I decided to try something bit different colour wise.



As you can see I choose vintage style coloured papers, piece of ribbon, greenish doily and some warm gold-yellow gems for my new card. To colour image I used only 2 pencils: gold and olive - sometimes less means a lot :)

This cute panda was 'asking' me to be on baby card, so... 'welcome baby' clear stamp from Sweet Dixie was perfect for this little project.

That's all for today friends.

Till next post!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Ariela

We love mermaids - me and my little boy :)

Today's card then is simple, girlish card with ....mermaid, of course :)

So.... meet Ariela - beautiful image created by Conie Fong - you can find her here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/477134937/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_27.


I coloured this beauty with pencils (Artist's loft), layer her on squarish die-cut piece I found in my stash which I shaded lightly with pink pencil. 
For layers I used few pieces of turquoise paper and 2 patterned papers. 
For my sentiment - clear stamp from 'Riverbank Revels' set created by Helz Cuppleditch.

For extra touch - light pink organza ribbon and pink gems. 

That's all for today friends!
Till next post!



Thursday, 11 May 2017

Birthday with LOTV

May is a special month.

My son has birthday, my Mum has birthday, my Dad and me - our Namesdays :)

If you are card maker and you love stamping, someone else has birthday in May too - Lili of the Valley! Can you imagine they giving us their beautiful stamps for whole 13 years now? Lots of you possibly think: no way! 13! How we could stamping without these cuties before?!

If you folowing LOTV on FB, you know about their May Challenge: Birthday card!

For my newest card - for LOTV Birthday May challenge I decided to use their beautiful image called: On the garden wall.


I coloured image with pencils (Artist's Loft) and cut it out with Regal Circle Doily from Tonic Studios. I fill my circle with pinkish paper. 
 I layered card base with 3 patterned papers from Dovecraft - Sweet Paris, added light pink ribbon and pinkish wooden flower in right top corner for extra touch. 
For my sentiment I used clear stamp from Sweet Dixie.

I hope you like my shabby chic style birthday card :)

Till next post friends!


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Little bit of Spring :)

Spring :)

We still have few weeks of this nice season of the year in a front of us. We all definitely love when sun is shining more often and when we can forgot about winter heavy clothes...

So why not use all these warm springy colours on our cards my dear cardmaking friends? All these greens, yellows, oranges, etc :)

My 'springy' makes :)


Butterfly Princess from Conie Fong Art & Design, you can find this cute image and many more here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ConieFongArt.


Flower Girl from Julia Spiri, you can find this beauty and many others here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuliaSpiri

Both images are coloured with pencils. Colours used: 3 shades of yellow, 2 shades of green, 2 shades of orange, ivory, peach, light brown and terracota. On both cards I used green gems and white/green checked ribbon.

Both cards are simple, with just few layers, nothing too fancy - I like to make my cards this way :)

What do you think about these two?

Do you like them?

Till next post friends!





Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Add some bling!

Today about May challenge at Conie Fong Art & Design FB group: Add some bling! (pearls, gems etc).

For my card I choose beautiful image called Moonflower Lullaby, you can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289136333/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_35.

Looks like I'm bit addicted with pinks, purples and lavender on my cards lately :)


This time I decided to try with new layout, believe it or not I had little problem with deciding where which paper should be :) Took me a bit of time :)


For this card I used first time rose die cut in rather light pink and green gems for colour contrast.


Image I coloured (as always) with my trusty pencils, using bit of green, few shades of brown, dark pink, lavender and purple.

I really like how my card turned out and decided to send it to my Mum for her Birthday. Hope she will like it :)

That's all for today!

Till next post friends!!!


Monday, 1 May 2017

Card for my little boy

My son will be 5 on Friday this week... Time is flying!!!

I was thinking: what I should put on his birthday card?

Hmmm.... He loves Tula (his puppy), dinosaurs, trains, Lego, transformers and Paw Patrol :)

I thought: maybe his fave from Paw Patrol - Rubble, but then... from where to have a stamp?

I know Pinterest is like mine of everything we looking for, but... we bought him T-shirt and some colouring books with Paw Patrol, so.. I decided to use something else on his card.

Unfortunately I have no idea who created this cute image, so if you know, please give me a shout as I want to have a chance to give a credit to creator in here.


Decided to use light colouring and 3 patterned papers plus Dom's fave layout for his Birthday Card, I hope he will like it. I added piece of blue ribbon and few blue gems as extra touch.

And what do you think about this card?

Like it?

Till next post friends!



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

'Drink or Food' Challenge

This month challenge at The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel FB group is a hard choice between card connected with food or card connected with drink.

Alicia created nice amount of great stamps we could use for this challenge, just check here: http://www.aliciabel.com/index.php?id_category=37&controller=category&id_lang=1

Choice was very hard, I even asked my man what he could choose :) His answer was simple: Buy one for drink and one for food!

And that's what I did :) Bought two stamps :)

Today finally I  made my card... Perfect card for my Dad's Namesday :)

Oh yeah, what daughter I would be if I forgot about day like this?! So card for my Dad is ready to be send out :)


My dad is beer fan, so... choice was easy :)

Layout for today's card - cooperation between me and my almost 5 years old son :) Choice of papers - full approval from my son :) He perfectly knows what he wants for his Grandpa card :)

Image placed on padded foam for 3D effect, two tones creamy/brownish ribbon and gold sequins added for extra touch.

So... what do you think about my new creation friends?

Till next post!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

More peonies :)

Oh yes! More peonies!!!

Soon I'll be almost expert with colouring them :) Joking :)

Today another beautiful new image from Conie Fong Art & Design: Peonie Delight!!!

Believe it or not, I really like this one!


Combination of peonies and lilacs on image is just perfect for birthday card, thank you card, anniversary card... You can find this digi and many more in Conie's etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ConieFongArt


As I'm bit addicted lately with pinks, blues, lavender and purples I decided to use all these colours on my new card. I coloured and cut out image and place it on card with foam tape for 3D effect. 


For extra touches I added handcoloured die-cut butterfly and few purple gems.

Hope you like my new creation.

Till next post friends!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Peonies

I'm still practicing flower colouring. Not easy task when you have no idea how to shade flower petals, but long time ago someone said: Practice makes perfect ;)

Today's card I made for New Release at Conie Fong Art and Design.

Image: Peonies in a Jar.


I decided to use simple square layout with only two slightly patterned papers in blue and purple to match image I coloured with light purple and lavender pencils. 


I delicately shaded sentiment with lavender pencil to softened it a bit.


For extra touch I add double coloured lace and die-cut little butterfly which I coloured with pencils blending blue, lavender and purple on it.

What do you think about this card my friends?

Till next post!!!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Little mermaid

This card was a challenge for me! Really!

It is not easy to make a card which suppose to be an INSPIRATION!

I'm not joking...

So... Little bit about my second DT card for Conie Fong Art & Design :)

I used cute image of mermaid called: Flowers on the Beach.



Like this image? You can have it from Conie's etsy shop, link to this beauty here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/266437213/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_29.

For layers I used dark purple paper and rainbow coloured geometrical paper I found hidden deep in my stash :). Also decided to use Die'Sire Mini Victoriana die on one of layers to softened a bit whole card.


Choosing a sentiment wasn't easy part too :) I was between three different, but 'Follow your Dreams' kind of match image and my general idea of 'inspiration' part :). I add bit of colouring to the sentiment as you can see on pics above.
For colouring I used pencils, as always :)

Hope you like this card.

Till next post friends!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Time to shine

Today my latest card with All Dressed Up Digital Stamps cute image.

This little dancing beauty was waiting a bit for being used on card, I coloured her on beginning of March for '30 days colouring challenge' 😊.

Few days ago I finally found paper I wanted to use for this little project 😊.

I coloured her simply with few shades of orange, bit of yellow and green, then spent bit of time on looking for nice warm orange paper cause I already run out from this color paper in my stash 😊. 



Layout - my son's favourite - with 'diamond' , 2 patterned papers and some gems for extra touch and card done.

Do you like it? My son does 😊.

Till next post friends! 



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Friendship card

Today my dears - clean and simple (CAS) friendship card.

Sometime ago I played with stamps and kraft cards. After colouring with pencils images looked very nice, but we can say they were waiting a bit to be used 😊.

Today's card centrepiece is cute fairy friends image from Lili of the Valley.

I used kraft card for base and 3 patterned papers for layers.

Result below:



Do you like it?
I do 😊.

Till next post friends!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Use a ribbon! April Challenge

Ladies and Gents today I'm writing about my first DT project for Conie Fong Art & Design.

April Challenge: Use a ribbon!

For my card I choose cute image called: 'Bella with Rose' and decided to use spring colours on her, so...
here she is:



For this card I used 2 patterned papers and 2 bold (green and yellow) papers. Sentiment was stamped twice - first time in green, second time bit higher in yellow to make an effect of shadowing and cut diagonally.


I added 2 yellow wooden flowers as extra touch.


My piece of ribbon I placed on image where Bella has her bow.


I love this cute teddy and I think she looks great coloured in grey.

Hope you like my little spring card. 

Till next post friends!

Flower Ant

I like to take part in Progressive Challenges in Sasayaki Glitter. Even if making a card take me a bit of time :)

This cute ant was waiting coloured by me for over week to be placed on card. I decided to make this card as colourful and cheerful as possible.


I had bit of thinking where to place sentiment and decided that wherever I place it, something will be missing, so... I die-cut little butterfly and coloured it and added just above ant's head :)


Image, butterfly and sentiment I stick to card on foam tape for kind of 3D effect. 



I really like how my card turned out, how about you?

Till next post friends!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Healthy lifestyle vs Cupcakes

I'm just in time with my card for this funny challenge :)

But all in order ...

About this challenge I heard from friend about 2 weeks ago if I'm not wrong.

So... I joined new group (check here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/ ) created by Alicia Bel who is very talented digi stamp designer (check her website:
http://www.aliciabel.com/index.php ).

Then I had to choose which of her stamps I want to use on my card which determined in which team I'll be for this challenge.

I'm massive fan of cupcakes so my choice was kind of easy :)


Isn't she a cutie?

I coloured her with shades of orange, brown and green - with pencils. Still too afraid to try with markers :) Maybe one day :)

Below finished card:


Decided to use one patterned paper and 2 bold coloured papers.
For sentiments I used 2 different stamps - one from BuzzCraft set 'Paws fur a Moment', one from Papermania. Ending result: cute card for Mum - for Mother's Day or Birthday :)

That's all for today friends!
Till next post!



Monday, 20 March 2017

'Make it green' challenge

I can say, I'm between colouring challenges at the moment :)

And have lots of fun by trying to choose images, colours, papers etc...

Today about 'Make it green' challenge in Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group.



For my card I decided to use cute image called: Bella with gift. I love this sweet teddy :)

To coloured her I used few shades of green, yellow, orange and grey pencils.

Have lots of thinking what papers should use for it and choose bold yellow and green with glittered floral paper as main layer.

I cut image partially and shaded a bit with green pencil.

For layering of sentiment I used 2 pieces of paper in yellow and green cut diagonally, edges of sentiment are shaded with yellow and green pencils.

Used rather simple and clean layout to make image stand out on card.

Hope you like it as much as I do :)

Till next post friends!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

30 day colouring challenge

Colouring challenge!!! Oh yeah!!!

March and 30 days of colouring!!! 

I have to say I'm bit behind but not too much, only 2 days :)


Day 3 with PolkaDoodles cute prehistoric image :)


Day 7 and beautiful image created by Ching Cou Kuik.


Day 8 and gorgeous image of Annabelle created by Conie Fong.


Day 10 with Elf created by Julia Spiri.


Day 16 and also Kit and Clowder challenge with beautiful image from SweetEscape.


Day 14 and 'Everybody is Picasso' challenge in Ching Chou Kuik FB group - image called 'Free Spring'


Card for lady who worked with my man (she's on retirement now). Image by Ching Chou Kuik - Day 4 of colouring challenge :)

Still have few more to do, to colour, to place on cards, so... stay tune :) Will show you them next time!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

My crafting boy :)

My son, Dom, will be 5 in May this year. He is artistic soul, I'm sure of it :)

Yes, he loves his blocks, cars, Lego and dinosaurs, but.... also painting, drawing, sticking things together. I'm very proud of him!


His first Christmas card made at nursery when he was around 3 yo.


Drawings on the wall in our living room from about the same time :) We have lots of scribbling like this on pieces of paper, his wooden table or chairs :)



He loves lots of colours on his pictures.


And definitely likes to use my tools :)


Lots of sticking as you can see above and below :)


He started to be more confident with pencils during last year..


Halloween colouring :)


And his colouring for Kit and Clowder challenge :) He didn't like result, but I think is rather good :)

Last week Dom had midterm break - whole week at home with me and Tula, and we can say he was lucky ;) I received crafting magazine which I subscribe since few years. 
Stepper card kit was a free gift with it and honestly you should see Dom's eyes when he saw it!!! Those lights in :)


He was choosing bases for each card, and pieces he'll place on them, I helped just a bit with shaping bases and adding sticky tape, rest was his job! Look:



He made 4 cards and we still have tops/embellishments for another 4 I think, so I need to prepare cards bases for him to have more fun :)

Till next post friends!