30 January 2012

Wishi Washi

Hello everyone! I am a bit late for this week Daring Cardmakers dare.

It was Jo's  turn to set up dare for us :

"This week it's Jo here with a challenge, which is;
Wishi Washi

I would like you this week to make a card using Washi or Deco Tape, you can use it to create a background, an embellishment or just use it as an accent.

If you don't have any - you can still join in by making your own washi style tape - use double sided tape and tissue paper or printed tracing paper or vellum as an alternative. "

I made two cards :

Used Material :
Cream cardstock, Crate Paper, MME patterned papers, MME frame, Seam binding, Lace, Buttons, American Craft letter stickers, Melissa Frances transfer, Washi tape, Linen fabric, Thread, Mounting pads and ink
Second card was made shortly after my visit in The Royal Academy of Arts - David Hokney's exhibition.
And here is my creation :

Anything simple always interests me.
(David Hockney)

Have the most wonderful Monday !

 Used Material :
White, yellow, purple and blue cardstock, Washi tapes, X - cut die cuts, Heart sticker, Rub-on, Blue Acrylic paint, Threads

23 January 2012

Red and White

My second card to share with you is for the Valentine's day. I made it in typical red and white colours, using some leftovers from  my previous weeks.

The sentiment reminds me one amazing song from one very missing man :

My Valentine creation :
I love to come home to visit my parents. I am digging with my mum in her all stash and flying to UK with overpacked suitcase full of buttons, threads, laces, ribbons but most of all new ideas.

The leftovers are from the white and red cardstock, craft note pad, MME Lost and found, Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection
The red ribbon is from my Christmas present :0)

I trim white cardstock using pinking scissors and yellow ink around the edges.
I've used MME Clever 'Family Ties' Small Accessories frame and made some stitching 
I've krocheted a little flower, embellished with a pearl bead then cut out a red heart and layerd on the knitted ivory sqare matted with the red cardstock and adhered on the front of the card.
Have a wonderful and blessed Monday !

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #20

My first card to share with you today is for The Ribbon Reel Challenge.
It was my turn to be a host this time.
On the occasion of Chinese New Year Today
The Year of the Dragon
I give you to create some card with the


One of my resolution is to listen more people and to be there for each other.

I painted Tattered Angels chipboard frame with mixture of white acrylic paint and Caribbean blue Glimmer mist and finished with some distressing

I love this satin cream ribbon. It's excellent for gathering - so light and so vintage and perfect match to Silky crush gold and ivory crochet lace all from The Ribbon Reel

This fabulous Botanica Delicata flower paper is from  The Masterpiece Designs from Etsy and all the buttons are herited from my family. ( Buttons and ribbons are giving the souls of papercraft )
and traditionaly my favorite Melissa Frances transfers.

Happy New Year and
don't forget to be there for each other !

Used Material :

Cream cardstock, MME patterned paper, Botanica paper from Etsy, Chipboard frame, All ribbons and lace from The Ribbon Reel, Melissa Frances transfers, Buttons, Threads, Glimmer mist, Acrylic paint, Chalk ink

22 January 2012


Today I have a special kitchen card for you to share. It's for Daring Cardmakers
 Kathy wants to cook some cards for this week challenge.
"I'd like to see kitchen and cooking themes - but not just cupcakes, though of course you can add some of those into your design if you wish."

Lets go to start cooking!  Here are all the yummy cards from my Design Teamies

And my card :

I can live without tea! Black tea, Green Tea, Redbush tea, Ginger tea, Mate ...

"If you are cold
tea will warm you.
If you are too heated,
it will cool you.
If you are depressed,
it will cheer you.
If you are excited,
it will clam you."
( Gladstone ) 

So put the kettle on and have a lovely cuppa!

See you very soon!

Used Material :

Cream cardstock, MME - A Beautiful Life patterned paper, MME Life Stories Accessory sheet, Jennifer Ellory  Nana Loves chipboards, Lace, WHSmith transfers, Melissa Frances transfers, Making Memories Felt alpha letters, MME Merry Rhinestones,Washi tape and thread

13 January 2012

Miraculous Social Networks

Good morning everyone! It's a lovely morning here in Kingston and good news it's Friday! :0)
I am very excited today, it was my turn to set up
Daring Cardmakers challenge. I came up with
 to see Facebook, Twitter, Skype, You Tube ... on your cards.
You can use funny sentiments, colour scheme, fonts, style, layout or PC image.
Click here to find more fabulous inspiration from DCM Design Team.

Here is my card :

I used Facebook retro poster and colour scheme.

I painted mini wooden pegs with white acrylic paint for perfect match and add adhesive pearl stickers for finishing touch.

I made baby blue cord flower, adhere it on the purple felt flower and embellished with the pearl stud earring. Maybe you surprised but it works! Stud earrings are almost like brads!

Here is my treat! Retro Facebook poster for you. Feel free to download!

Have a lovely day and get crafty!

Used Material :

Blue and purple cardstock;  Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection; Retro Facebook poster; Pink crochet lace;Bakers twine; Organza elastic ribbon; Felt flower; Baby blue cord fabric; Pearl earring; Mini wooden pegs; Buttons; Adhesive pearl stickers; Thread; Ink and Acrylic paint.  

9 January 2012

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #19

I am so glad that The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog  is  back after Christmas.
 I missed all those fabulous shabby and beautiful challenges.
has chosen really perfect and bright colours for the first challenge of this year :

and asked us to use any shade of pink, include some polka dots and ribbon/ twine in our designs.

Here is my card :

I fancied something cheerful in these grey windy days.

The chipboard tree is an oldie from  The Angels Crafts 

The sentiments are cut - outs goodies from The Cardmaking and Papercraft  magazine

All those lovely pink roses are from The Wild Orchid Crafts

and the fabulous pink crochet lace, twill and spotty organza are from

Enjoy your lovely Monday !

Used Material :

White scalloped card; MME - A Happy Heart paper pad; Paper doily; Tree chipboard shape from Riff Raff Designs; Woodware flower punch; Crochet lace + Pink twill + Pink spot organza - all from The Ribbon Reel; Sweet sentiments cut -outs from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine; Adhesive pearls and heart from Hobby and Craft; Buttons; Threads; Pigment inks.

6 January 2012

Aqua and Cream

Happy New Year everyone! Hope that you had fantastic Christmas Holidays. I spend mine with my parents and family in snowy countryside. All those precious moments. I love them so much! The past year was so busy and full of changes for me so I am happy to welcome the beggening of the year relaxed and full of the fresh, new ideas, excited to push myself explore new dimension of my creativity and transform my inspirations into something beutiful and memorable.

For the absolutely fresh start I've chosen

Here is my card :

Be so happy then when others look at you
they become happy too!

Have a wonderful day!

Used Material :

Cream cardstock; MME patterned papers; Tim Holtz Love ticket; Lace + Seam binding; Primark elastic hair band; Felt + Cord fabric; Adhesive pearl stickers + Flower beads; Pearl pins; Cotton button; Threads