29 November 2014

Cottoning On

Daring Cardmakers have a very nice challenge this week on. Jo asked us to create a card with some cotton on. That is an excellent idea! Cotton is my favourite fabric material! So natural and nice to touch! 

Completely inspired by cotton theme I created mini sewing kit.  

Cotton plant

Have a nice and blessed Saturday morning!

Used Material :

White cardblank
Cream and white cardstock
Kaiser Craft Christmas Paper 
My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody Designer Paper
Cotton Reel printable from Alteredartifacts
Hobby Craft Sewing machine clear stamp
Docrafts Roman Alphabet stamps set
Cotton thread
Cotton yarn
Cotton ribbon
Pearl pins
Novelty button scissors
White embossing powder
Versa Mark 
Ranger Blue Violet ink

26 November 2014

Autumn Calling

Hello. Hope that you have nice morning. We have rainy cold day here in Kingston. Autumn is definitely calling for winter to come. To bring a sunshine to my day I made some card projects today to share with you. 

First card I created from My Minds Eye's Lost & Found Christmas Collection.

The little houses are from Memory Box Tiny Village dies.

My second card is all about love and My Mind's Eye again. :0)

I bought Collectable Notable Kit by Jen Allyson and I love every piece of it. 

For this card I used only pattern paper from MME kit. I played with cardboard and tried to run it trough my Cuttlebug using Spellbinder Hearts dies. Then painted with white acrylic paint and sprinkled with white fine glitter. Embellished with felt flower and red button.

Word 'love' is My Favorite Things Die-namics die matted with white cardstock.  Finally my card is dressed to my most loving pink satin ribbon, which I bought in our local antique shop. 

Have a beautiful afternoon! 

Used Material :
coming soon 

23 November 2014

Fairy Lights

Hello, it's me again.I always loved Christmas preparation, decorating our little home and crafting. Today I would like to share my home decor project with you created using Poppystamps 
Cute Cottage die. I am lucky one to design for them.

... and here is my project -  Poppystamps Cute Cottage fairy lights.

You can create this lights too. I have step by step instructions for you. Just scroll down.

1. You will need two differnt colours of cardstock, Poppystamps Cute Cottage die, die cut machine, fairy lights, acetate, double sided sellotape (extra strong) and scissors. 
2. Die cut Poppystamps Cute Cottages using your die cutting machine, cut pink cottage in half and adhere on the white cardstock. Reapet the same for the back wall.
3. Fix on the sheet of acetate and add all windows.
4. Cut and crease small stripe of white cardstock. Reapet to have 4 stripes.
5. Attach them with strong sellotape to conect front wall with back wall as shown.
6. Create as much cottages as you need for you fairy lights.
7. Insert the fairy lights in to each cottage and fix the wire with extra strong tape. (I put in 2 - 3 lights)
8. You are ready to decorate your home. 

If you fancy more inspiration please click here.

Have a nice crafting!

21 November 2014

Something Old, Something New

Hello my dear friends. I am back to share my project made for Daring Cardmakers this week dare :
Something Old and Something New
To create a card with new and unused product with something old from our stash.
I combine my brand new Die Namics Pierced Snowflakes dies ( delivered this week ) with some old things like music sheet or old felt toppers. 

Used Material

Kraft Cardblank
White and pink cardstock
Old music sheet
Crafter's Companion Christmas Poinsettia
Felt Toppers ( Freebie from Papercraft Inspiration 2011 )
Die Namics Pierced Snowflakes
Circle punch
Bo Bunny Father Christmas Clear Stamps
Hot Off The Press Enchanted Christmas Stamp Set
Mellisa Frances vINTAGE tRANSFER
Red and brown ink
Light Pink Copic pen
Black thread

13 November 2014

November Leaves

Hello! I am back! Happy together with my hubby in our cosy little apartment.  If I can call this week by the colour I would call it grey :0) Soggy, rainy weather is upon us! That makes me more crafty and creative! Today I would like to share my first Poppy Stamps project with you. 
I love their fabulous dies. 
For more beautiful inspiration visit Poppy Stamps Blog.

This card was super easy to make with Poppystamps Thank You Background die. I've just run my blue card blank through cuttlebug machine, fixed cream cardstock panel from other side, round the corners and ink around.

Then I die cut maple leaves from assorted brown and yellow cardstock. Nested them to create a leaf bunch. Sprayed a bit of brown ink over.

Wrapped around dark velvet and cream ribbons, tied a nice big bow and embellished with white button.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope that you have nice and cosy Thursday too!

7 November 2014

November Colours

Can you believe that November's already here? Cold, dark and long evenings knocking on the door. Are you ready? Christmas fever started! :0) 
Well, as it is the first Friday of the month, it's back to our year long monthly Colour Theme over the Daring Cardmakers. I love the soft and metallic November colour mix. 

I trimmed panel from gold cardstock, stamped and heat embossed large snowflakes to soft winter pattern, matt with pink cardstock. 

Wrapped with cream satin ribbon around the panels and adhere to the card blank.
Cut out white panel round the edges and made some stitching. 

Stamped and heat embossed smaller snowflakes on, then stamped sentiment 'Merry Christmas' with black ink. Fixed glitter Christmas bauble. Tied the bows and finished with pink button.

Have a lovely Friday! See you soon!

Used Material :

White cardblank
White and gold cardstock
My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful
Hobby Craft Glitter Toppers ( from last year )
KaiserCraft Merry Christmas stamp
Hot Off The Press Enchanted Christmas stamps
Black ink
White embossing powder
Silver glitter paint
Round Corner punch

5 November 2014

Forever in Our Hearts

Hello my dearest friends. I am off to work today, but before I go I have a card to share with you.
I visited my parents and family last week. We had really great time together. Traditionally at the end of October we remember all our relatives who are not longer with us. Lighting the candles and pray for the blessings for our  dearest souls at the cemetery. We are not celebrating Halloween in my country as much as here in UK and I am glad because I'm not fond of spooky things and costumes :0) 

My card is made of all scraps found on my craft table after one week. Well, I have tendency to hoard all tiny bits with thoughts to use it later :0)  Are you same?

I creased and folded craft cardstock to create a cardblank. Stamped chevron stamp with Versa Magic to create structure background. Took white acrylic paint and painted all around the edges for shabby look. 
Started layering all the scrap dies, tags and die cuts. Using some mounting pads for dimension.
Then embellished with pink ribbon, assorted buttons and adhesive pearl heart. 


Hope that you have nice afternoon!