30 November 2012

Fun and Games

Hello everybody! We have fantastic sunny day here but cold. Frosty white roofs are sparkling like diamonds.
 I would like to share my card made for Daring Cardmakers today.
Rein set up fantastic and very creative challenge for us.
Create a card with extra element of fun :

*It could include a game for the recipient to play
*Or you could put moving things on your card such as flapping wings or wheels that really work
*Or it can bee an advent calendar card with doors and windows  to open...

My card :

Card with little surprise envelope!

Take the envelope and ...
when you open you can play with dominoes! :0)
I was trying a lot of new things on this card. Sewing machine helped me to stitched background panel's edges around 3 times with white thread, then I took black Letraset promarker pen and dyed white stitches to black.
I inked basic white paper bag around the edges with yellow ink, then stampted with prima clear stamps and folded to create an envelope. Cut out two circles from kraft cardstock one smaller one bigger for the opening and closing  buttons. Punch the holes through and set up black eyelets.  Embellish with pink resin flower.Tied with black twine to create really vintage feel. Remember first you need to create an envelope then you can fill it with some game or surprise :0)
October Afternoon rub on transfer  'look what I found' from Rest-a-While perfectly matched with card colour scheme.
Double 9 Dominoes are downloaded from on of the websites for teachers. It was excellent to print it on white cardstock.  Finally I embossed sentiment 'Dominoes' with my DYMO Machine. Absolutely love this little machine! Hope that I won't be addicted to it :0)

Have a nice Friday and if you bored in the evening play some game!
What about Dominoes?


Used Material :

White scallop card base from Hobby Craft, October Afternoon The Thrift Shop and Road Map patterned paper, Black chalk paper with numbers, Basic white paper bag, Dominoes printable from here, Prima clear stamps - En Francais Text + Almanac, October Afternoon Rub on transfer, Paper flowers from Hobby Craft, Paper doily, Black large eyelets, Pink Resin flower from Tea House Bridge, DYMO, Black twine, Sewing machine, Thread, Versa Color canary + Black,

26 November 2012

Pastel Christmas

After really adventure weekend (fire in neighbourhood and strong wind with one tree hit our car park) I am here, perfectly OK and excited to share my latest card for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog 

This time with Lenet's inspirational photo :

 for fabulous Pastel Christmas
 to create a card / project using the colours

Here is my card :

 I have chosen light blue colours with hint of peach and pink.

I've dusted my X-cut paper crimper and created structures background for the christmas tree embellishment.

 My Christmas tree is made from Prima paper flower. It doesn't need to be only green. Choose some pastel non traditional colour. Take paper flower and cut in to same size triangle pieces, paint one edge (you can do all around if you want) with glitter glue for bling leave it to dry, then stack petal triangles to create your Christmas tree. Add some gems or buttons for decoration.

Ribbon bow tied ala flower :0) with beautiful button center. All from fantastic 
Ribbon Reel online shop. 

Have a fantastic Monday!


Used Material :

White + Peach cardstock, Melissa Frances Blessings + Green Agryle, Waltzing Mouse Vintage Labels 18, penny Black Christmas flourish, All the ribbons + trims + twine + button from The Ribbon Reel, X cut paper crimper, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Kuretake pen, Blue Prima flower, Glitter glue, Gems, Foam mounting pads, Versa Color Black + Olive, Versa Magic Sea breeze, Thread

23 November 2012

Twinkle Twinkle

Today is Friday and that is time for Daring Cardmakers. 
Our theme is absolutely shiny like :
Twinkle Twinkle
 so now you know what it should be on our cards!
Yep! A star!

I used a lot of recycling on this card

Stars and houses are made from old cereal box. I cut each shape twice and glue it together to make some stiff chipboard sandwich :0)

'Merry Christmas' sentiment is from very old christmas card. I've just added some stitches around.
Yellow cardstock is made from white cardstock stripe inked with yellow Narcissus Versa Color ink.

Stars are painted with white acrylic paint. I've tried my own technique : took the kitchen foil, spread some blue acrylic paint over, place the painted kitchen foil on the star and rub it randomly then took scissors and scratch towards the star's ends. Finally ink with Topaz Versa Color ink.
I've created really distress look. Here is some close up :

In the dark blue sky you keep,
     And often through my curtains peep,
     For you never shut your eye,
     'Till the sun is in the sky.

(lyrics from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Wishing you all beautiful Friday evening!

Used Material :

White card base, Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection, Melissa Frances Blessings + Green Agryle + Vines & Blooms, Cardstock from cereal box, Tulip Slick ivory 3D paint, Acrylic paint, Red mozaics gems, Papermania mini buttons, Tea House Bridge yellow button, Printer + PC, Pom pom trim, Ric rac trim, Paperchase novelty heart sticker, Versa color ink pads

19 November 2012

Tags In The Drawer

As I was going through my stash I came across my tags collection. I put them in to the drawer and completely forgot about their existence.There were some My Mind's Eye journaling cards too. What a surprise! So I've decided to use them on my following card:

  I know that you thinking where is the tag? Well! I was cheeky and cut out only yellow label :0)

 Have a colourfull Monday!

Used Material :

White card for the base, Prima Botanical, MME Life stories 'Date' journaling card, K&Co Brenda Walton tag pad, Lime green and black cardstock, Buttons + White grosgrian from my stash, Prima adhesive pearls, Nellie's multi frame's star die, Dienamics oval doily, Mounting pads, Thread, Versa Magic Sea Breeze chalk ink

Just Because

My second card is for my favorite Daring Cardmakers . 
Gez came up with idea to create card for some friend

Just Because

"..it can be to let them know they are in my thoughts,
or to wish them luck, or to let them know how special they are too you.."

Here is my card:

Used material :
Kraft Cardstock for the base, Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee paper stack, MME patterned paper, Musical Note Paper from Etsy, Crate Paper Lillian Collection clear stamps, Ribbon + Ric Racs + Button + Black string,, Muslin fabric, Cuttlebug Provo Craft embossing folder, Ink pads, Thread, Prima adhesive pearl, Round corner punch.

The Ribbon Reel Crochet Challenge

It's nice to be back again! I'am sorry I've not done much blogging recently. I promise to catch
up with my favourite blogs for the proof I want to share my 3 cards with you today.

The first one is for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog my very inspiring and girly blog.
It was my turn to present some bright theme and choose some beautiful inspiration photo :

My choice was cosy crocheted blanket with soft pastel colours on it and that made me idea why not create card or some project with 

I want to share one more exciting news before my card!
We have a very talented Guest Designer with us at The Ribbon Reel this November so 
please welcome Ren-Yi Lo

And now my card :

Used Material :

Cream Card Base, Making memories 5th Avenue Sophia Geo Floral, MME The Merry Day of Christmas, Cosmo Cricket Something Old, Maya Road Decorative Scrolls, Bo Bunny Magical Winter Cardstock Stickers, Ribbon and Lace from fabulous Ribbon Reel Online shop, Acrylic Paint, Prima Adhesive Pearls, Handmade Crocheted Flowers, WHSmith Tree Brad, Ink pad, Thread, Martha Stewart Border Punch and Spellbinder Nestabilities.

2 November 2012

November Colour Challenge

Hello everyone! What a beautiful sunny day we have today! 

First off all I would like to say 'Happy Birthday' to Daring Cardmakers !
 Can you believe that  we celebrating 7 years of running dares and challenges?
I am so thrilled to be part of this big family.
As you know almost each month we introducing our guest designer so 
I would like to welcome our newest talented member 

and now over the November Colour Challenge

As Halloween is past, along with all the nice autumnal colours and winter is running toward us
I decided to mix more of a bright palette for this month's colour combo:
 Photo from Pinterest

and my card :

Have a lovely Friday!

Used Material :

Craft and white cardstock, Melissa Frances Dotted Kraft patterned paper, Snips from some patterned paper leftovers, Creative cafe felt butterflies, Adhesive pearl stickers, Making Memories black alpha felt stickers, Papermania white foam alpha minis, Spellbinder Classic scalloped circles, Woodware circle punch, Threads, Mounting pads, Ink pad