26 August 2011

Feeling Krafty

Hi everyone! It's Friday and long bank holiday weekend ahead :0) Daring Cardmakers have another fabulous dare on.This week for first time with 
  'Feeling Krafty'
is her fantastic theme. 
There is a catch though - you must use 3 natural items not just a bit of kraft card!
 I loved to create my card . Here is natural material what I used :
Tiny acorns from our local park :0)
Wooden squares - cuts from our window blinds ( we had to cut them for perfect fit )
Cotton belt fabric
 Heavy duty juta twine

Here is my creation :
Natural items are for me always associated with earth colours.

I adhered the acorns using a heating gun. What a pretty row :0)

Layered cotton fabrics, pink lace and heavy juta twine embellished with the paper flower and heart shape button

I came up with the idea to use some wood in my card. I think everybody knows wooden window blinds. I used the cuts from our little DIY cutting job, it was pity to threw them out :0)

Have a wonderful and loving Friday

Used Material :
 Kraft Cardstock; Cosmo Cricket and MME patterned paper; Melissa Frances rub - on; Magnolia Doohickeys leaf; Cotton belt fabric; Green cotton; Lace; Twine; Wood; Acorns; Paper flower;  Button; Leaf beads; Thread; Ink pad and heat gun

22 August 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #9

Welcome to The Ribbon Reel Challenge. Pauline is our fantastic hostess. Her theme
is ' Sugar Plum '

          to create card using the colours from the inspiration photo
- plum, green, silver or grey

And I need to tell you one exciting news. We have a new Ribbon Reel DT member very talented


 Inspiration photo :

My card :

I went for the heart shape and some unique flower top

Cut out two hearts. Distress the edges. Layered and stitched them together. Then adhere the fabric flower embellished with the shiny glass button

For the background I used Pink Paislee and MME paper with fabulous satin pleat plum ribbon, crochet lace and the leftover from the fabric flower

I found perfectly matching Glitz rub - on. Even the name is matching 'Crazy Plum' :0) and tied two cute bows above the heart

Have a beautiful morning!

Used Material :

 Daler Rowney Azure blue cardstock ; Pink Paislee + MME patterned papers; Glitz rub ons; Tesco jewel gems; Ribbons and lace from The Ribbon Reel; Green linen trim; Button; Threads; Versa color ink pad

21 August 2011


Hello! Here I am after holidays. Fresh, relaxed and ready for this week       
 Daring Cardmakers challenge

' Inspired By Banksy '

Who is behind this fabulous dare?
So now is your chance to dig out those stencils, use that paint, throw in a few ironic sayings and give your card some 'street life'

I admire Mr. Banksy's satirical street artwork . So I made two cards :

Chicago Pram  - original by Banksy

Just Arrived - by me

I printed Chicago pram  image on to blue stripe Craftworkcards paper

Layered patterned papers panels embellished with the vintage lace and heavy duty twine.
The tag was very easy to made with Letraset Promarkers I added wall structure and graffiti sentiment.

Finally I embellished tag with the handmade crochet flower; and tea paper rose for softness. As I was digging in my ribbon draws I found some light blue cotton trim so I thought it is just perfect to make a little bow for my tag.

Used Material :

MME Kraft + Bazzill cardstock; Pink Paislee + Cosmo Cricket + Craftworkcards + Melissa Frances patterned papers; printed picture from Banksy.com ;
Crochet flower; Paper tea rose; Cotton trim; Juta twine; Ribbon;  Corner chomper; Distress tool; Thread; Ink;
Letraset Promarkers; Marvy 1122 pen

The cover of Banksy's 2005 compilation,
Wall and Piece

And my reflection of the recent London street situation

I printed Banksy rioter image on the pink stripe Vintage rose paper, coloured his bouquet of flowers and adhered woodware assorted buttons. No stitches no ink -  I wanted simplicity :0)

Crochet vintage lace with tied cotton cord. I was playing with sentiment. First I wrote WELCOME then I adhered Papermania foam letter stickers.

Used Material :

Bazzill pink and white + MME cardstock; Craftworks Vintage rose paper; Spellbinders Nestie; Lace;  Cotton cord; Button; Paper rose; Papermania Alpha Minies; Letraset Promarkers

8 August 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #8

Today we have Monday another fabulous and exciting Ribbon Reel Challenge. This time with Clare. Look at that fantastic colour combination! I can't help myself I am in love with those colours :0)

 And here is my card :

Used Material :

 Kraft and cream cardstock; Echo Park patterned paper; Spellbinder nestabilities; Scenic Route Rub - on;  All ribbons and twine from The Ribbon Reel; Foam roses; Pearl stickers; Needles; Butterflies beads; Inks and distress tool

5 August 2011

Poppies and Gladioli

Welcome to our Daring Cardmakers challenge. As it is the first Friday of the month we continue with our flower theme. August is associated with Poppies and Gladioli. In flower language red Poppy means pleasure and extravaganze. Gladioli sincerity and strenght of character.

Pop to The Daring Cardmakers to see more fantastic flower creations.

Here is my card :

 Red Poppy is associated in England with Remembrance Day. Traditionaly we wear red Poppy flower in memory to those who sacrificed their lifes for us  in wars. 

I used red silk paper to create red Poppy flower. Black die cut circle with distress edge and embellished with some stiches and large black fabric button (from my mum) fot the flower centre.

 Layers of patterned papers - Crate Paper, Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket and white cake doily. Hand stitched for smooth edge :0)

 Baby pink seam binding is fabulous match with heavy duty juta twine. For the yummy detail touch I adhered yellow mini rose on the knot 

I am on my summer holidays driving thru the old continent :0) The weather is beautiful hot and sunny. I wish you were here with me :0)

 Used Material:

 Kraft, cream and black cardstock; Crate Paper, Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket and MME patterned paper; Cake doily;  Red silk paper; Melissa Frances Rub- on;  Martha Stewart edge punch; Zig zag scissors; Button (from my stash); Juta twine; Seam binding ( from The Ribbon Reel ); Paper rose; Thread; Ink