ponedeljek, 30. april 2018

Seamstress..or not

Learning how to sew - and on paper! You can probably tell this was the first one ;)

I've never seen sewing on paper before so after noticing a few cards that didn't have the very popular die-cuts with embossed 'stitching' but actual stitches - I was so eager to give it a try!

The image is Awww Thanks! digi from Tiddly Inks coloured with coloured pencils and designer paper I've had for such a long time I can't remember where it was from anymore.. I added a red ribbon and a flower punch.

I'm entering the card in:

Challenge # 178 - Add Ribbon and/or Lace - Dream Valley Challenge
CRAFT-alnica - Izziv #209: DIZAJNERSKI PAPIR
Creatalicious #138 ANYTHING GOES with optional add a sentiment

Elegant dress

I had this stunning elegant black-haired lady in mind when designing this card.

The dress on the card is not nearly as glamorous as this one, designed by LT Couture (LT Trend), but I'm sure she appreciated the gift and well wishes :)

I didn't quite know what to do with my gorgeous Papermania Lace Paper in Midnight Blush (although I LOVED it and had to have it :)) until this special birthday came up and it was a perfect match.
 I added a red doily folded in a dress and embellished it with a simple black ribbon and some bling on the belt. Finished with a black shiny embossed sentiment 'Happy birthday'.

 I'll keep practicing until the next one is as elegant as the ones she designs ;)

I'm entering the card in:

sobota, 28. april 2018

Tiddly Spring

I adore the quiet evening moments, when I get out of my white working uniform and jump head first into the world of colours!
Spring is the perfect time for it with inspiration all around me.
The inspiration for this post was a cherry tree I pass every day on my way to work. The blossoms are so soft and gentle I can't help but run my fingers through them every morning, it just makes my day.

I was so excited to see this new stamp at Tiddly Inks Cherry Wryn. Isn't she adorable? I could just imagine the soft petals on my skin when colouring it.
A stroke of acrylic paint, a touch of Distress Inks, foamiran flowers and voila.. here she is, Miss Spring herself :)
She is so adorable I made a few versions and can't wait to have time to colour some more!

I'm happy to be part of

Also entering in :
Cinspirations April challenge: Spring time


This is a simple card for the parents-to-be and it's perfect even if they don't know the gender of the baby yet (or just won't tell you ;))

I've been challenged to make this card at 52cct. Challenge accepted! :)
And I'll continue with knitting a vest for my little lady..

petek, 27. april 2018

Najlepši par - mama in dojenček

Prav posebna čestitka za novo ljubezen v njenem življenju 👦💕

Škatlico presenečenja dodajam v galerijo Najlepšega para: Galerija meseca aprila
in Creatalicious Challenges

White Christmas

When you keep running behind on everything and don't get to the Christmas cards before March (for the past year, naturally) you find out you're just in time to join the early birds who start Christmas challenges in April! 👍
I love my MFT Stamps and this is the cute deer from Jingle All the Way, with dry embossed vellum over stamped Christmas trees from the same stamp set.

This is my entry for the White Christmas challenge at  52cc  


četrtek, 26. april 2018

Santa sugar

And card No.3 for the challenge is 
MFT Jingle All the Way Santa 

coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos on kraft card
Challenge accepted! :) I adore colouring with different mediums and some stamps just won't let you stop colouring and experimenting after you've started :)

I would like to enter this card into 

Santa honey

With the help of my Copics and a cute sheet of designer paper under one of my my fav stamps (Thank you MFT! into Santa honey) this little guy is going to bring a lovely present into somebody's home.

I would like to enter this card into

Santa baby

When you keep running behind on everything and don't get to the Christmas cards before March (for the past year, naturally) you find out you're just in time to join the early birds who start Christmas challenges in April! 👍

The MFT Stamps are my absolute favourite and these little Santa stamps are so adorable I had to start colouring them as soon as I got my hands on them (yes, in March).
I also love my red Copics, they can produce a deep and vivid colour like no other thing and I think it suits the little guy.
A subtle candy cane dry embossed background and a bit of gloss with the white embossed sentiment gives it a nice touch.

As a complete newbie I have yet to figure out how blog works 
so I am posting 3 different posts  for 3 entries in 1 challenge.. have I got it right? :)

I would like to enter this handsome guy in

sobota, 21. april 2018

Let's make some magic!

Do you remember the times you still believed in magic? I do.. And sometimes I wish I still did.

The challenge on Fab 'n' funky blog gave me the chance to believe in fairies again if only just for the evening..

I would like to enter this magical card in
Fab 'n' funky - #389 Fairytales and fantasy

petek, 20. april 2018

Kids' Doodles...or are they?

I know, as parents we are all the same. The kid picks up a brush, paints a few strokes on a torn piece of paper and to the parents they're the next Picasso.
But seriously... watching my 3-year old paint is mesmerising. And I get completely lost watching her play with colours - even though it's only the cheapest brushes and paint from the supermarket.
To be honest - the result is no masterpiece. I consider myself a better artist than her - I stay within the lines when I colour, I use the colours of the same family together, I use proper geometrical shapes and like to keep a good composition and symmetry and I never press too hard with my pencil so it doesn't break or put a hole in the paper, I never randomly mix colours to see what happens and I don't get dirty while painting.

Really? :) Is that what makes great art?

I started learning from my daughter. Just watching her creativity, unladen with rules and confinements of our adult minds is so inspiring.

 Don't be afraid to ignore the rules. Get out of your comfort zone. Mix and try.. if you don't like it, slab another layer of paint on top. Or just take another piece of paper and start again. There is no limit to your imagination. Let kids inspire you, they are masters of exploring life and discovering 
something new each moment.

I decided to start using her paintings and turn them into joint artwork. I love it! ❤️

And the other day she surprised me with a creation of her own. Just perfect...

petek, 06. april 2018


Flowers from under my hands... 
Who doesn't love to see the first flowers peeking out in the warm sun? Or getting a lovely card from a loved one with a hidden surprise?

This was made for a family member on her graduation.. instead of adding another bouquet on the pile, let's get her one she can keep and remember. A water lily for the girl living by the water.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:
 Fab 'n' Funky Challenge # 388 - Handmade Flowers
Craft Rocket Challenge # 47 - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge # 79 - Anything Goes

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