Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Family Member

Hi there, crafty friends! Hope you're doing well. Today, I would like to share with you the latest creation of mine made for a new bundle of joy that will join my brother-in-law's family in March. They say it'll be a boy. So here is the card I came up with: 

Hope our new family member will get a chance to have a look at this creation one day:)
Have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping buy!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
The Crazy Challenge: #213 Celebrations
Allsorts Challenge Blog: 342/343 Anything but Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #343 New
Cute Card Thursday: #405 Anything Goes
CRAFT-alnica: #150 Karkoli
Creative Card Crew: #103 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #341 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #305 Anything Goes
Mavelu: Razstava vasih mojstrovin (rezalna sablona Baby Sleeping on Moon)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 10)

Merry Christmas everyone! Welcome to the last day of this years Winter Card Series. I hope you enjoy it one last time! For my very last card I've decided to use my favorite stamp from the recently purchased Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set. I just fell in love with this scene and can't wait to create more Christmas cards with this stamp next year.

Hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: #150 Karkoli
Melonheadz Friends: Christmas
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: #94 Celebrate
Simon Monday Challenge Blog: Winter Wonderland
Dream Valley Challenges: #122 Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #260 AG as long as it is Christmas
Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog: #68 Anything Goes


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 9)

Hi there, everyone! Hoping onto the blog real quick to share my latest creation that features recently purchased  Newton's Curious Christmas Stamp Set. Here is my very first creation with this stamp set that I came up with:

Hope you've liked today's card! Have a nice day and hope to see you here in a couple of days!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Challenge
QKR Stampede: #170 Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #260 AG as long as it's Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #177 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #127 Holiday Cheer
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #292 The heat is on (heat embossed snowflakes)
Crafty Cardmakers and more: #154 Snow
Come and Get It Challenges: Anything Goes Christmas
Craft you passion challenges: #292 Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 8)

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you're doing well. It's already the eighth post of my Winter Cards Series for this year which means there is only 2 more to go. Today, I would like to share with you the latest creation of mine which features my favorite SC die "Santa and Reindeer Sleigh". This time I've decided to make darker background which I guess worked out perfectly well. And now, without further ado, let's get right to the card:

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bastel-Traum: #36 Winter
Simon Wednesday Challenge blog: Die Crazy
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog: #89 Anything Goes - Winter
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca decembra (stampiljka Srecno)
Creative Inspirations: #340 Merry Christmas!
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #75 Your Favourite Christmas Colors
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Happy New Year Challenge
The ABC Challenge: X is for Xtreme
Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog: #231 Let It Snow

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 7)

Hi there everyone! Welcome to the 7th post of my Winter Card Series for this year. It seems like I'm getting a little bit obsessed with Mama Elephant's stamp set "In My Heart", I just can't stop using it on my cards. Well, don't you agree that these kids look lovely? For the first time in my card-making career, I've decided to use 3 different colors for creating an ink-blended background. To be honest, I'm really satisfied with the results although this ink-blending technique might not be that evident on the card. Well, at least I've tried and I hope there will be more opportunities to use it in my cards. Here is what I came up with:

Here is a close up:

Hope you've liked today's card. Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #291 It's all about WINTER
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas Card Challenge 
QKR Stampede: #169 Snow Scene 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #341 Christmas
Crafty Creations Challenges: #304 Happy Holiday
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #154 Happy Holidays
Little Red Wagon: #319 Snow Much Fun
Melonheadz Friends: Winter Holidays Challenge
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog: Winter Fun 4 Kids Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #259 AG as long as it's Christmas

Monday, December 7, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 6)

Hi there, crafty friends! Hoping onto the blog real quick to share my latest creation inspired by the trendy technique which was probably set by Kristina Werner. The idea is to white emboss images and only color some parts in red. Well, here is what I came up with:

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca decembra
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog: #74 Merry Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges: Merry Christmas
The Crazy Challenge: #221 Christmas
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #291 Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #121 Die-Cuts and Punches
Eureka Stamps: #170 Christmas Is Coming
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog: #166 Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room: #228 Christmas Colors
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #126 Anything Goes 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 5)

Hi everyone! Hope you're doing well. It's already the fifth post of my Winter Card Series for this year which means there is still 5 more to go until Christmas. Time flies so fast! As you might already know, shaker cards just happen to be one of my favorite techniques, that's why I couldn't but include at least one of them in my holiday cards. And that was how the following card has recently came to life:

I hope you've liked today's card. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter: 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #175 Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create: #108 Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: #284 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Let It Snow

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 4)

Hi there, crafty friends! Hopping onto the blog real quick to share a recent creation of mine inspired by a couple of winter challenges running on some blogs. Of course, the holiday spirit can't go without kids playing snowball fights. And that was exactly what I've decided to recreate on this card. As it turned out, Mama Elephant's stamp set "In My Heart" can come in handy even for winter card series. No doubt I'll use them again soon. And now, without further ado, let's get right to the card:

Hope you've liked it! Have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Come and Get It Challenges: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Winter Wonderland
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Winter Challenge
The Diva's that cut ... paper: Warm and Cozy
The ABC challenge: W is for Wishes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #173 - Holiday
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Let It Snow


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 3)

Hi there everyone! I'm so happy you've stopped by today, as I have a lovely card to share with you. Inspired. Inspired by a couple of challenges currently running on some blogs, I've made up my mind to create something magical, something that every child believes in. And here is what I came up with:

I hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Challenge #283 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Work it Wednesday November 2015
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Challenge #339 - Winter
Hiding in My Craft Room: #227 - Any Holiday!
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #257 - Use Die Cuts or Punches

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 2)

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share another creation from my holiday cards collection inspired by the current Lawnscaping challenge "In with the old". It includes the paper pack "Let's Bokeh In The Snow" which I haven't used for a long time.

Here is the list of some other Lawn Fawn products which were also used in this card:
1. Stitched Hillside Borders
2. Large Stitched Rectangle
3. Forest Border

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Winter Card Series 2015 (Day 1)

Hi there, crafty friends! Wow, it's been quite a while since I last wrote anything here. Well, it's been really busy for last couple of months without a chance to sit and create something new. Luckily, I've got those days behind me now and I am fully ready to share with you some of my recent creations. Today I would like to share with you one of my holiday cards which is already waiting for being mailed to one of my friends. 
Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Ustvarjalni Dotik: Novembrski izziv 2015 - Bel Sneg

Supplies used from the store
1. Kovinska sablona COTTAGE CUTZ Santa & Reindeer
2. Kovinska sablona Lawn Fawn Obroba s smrecicami
3. Gumijasta stampiljka brez pene Crafty snezinke

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From All Of Us!

Hi everyone! It's been a really busy couple of weeks with practically no time to sit at the crafting table and create something. That's why today will be just a quick pop-in to share my latest card created for my father-in-law's birthday. I do hope the situation will improve in September:) In the meantime, enjoy the card and I will see you soon!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: #140 Karkoli
Scribbles Designs: #31 Birthday Bonanza
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: #97 Frame It
QKR Stampede: #151 Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps: #160 Frame it Out
Addicted to Stamps and More: #157 Make Your Mark
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #274 Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge

Good evening, crafty friends! Hope you're doing well. It's the beginning of a new month - time for another Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. As always, it's anything goes as long as you use some patterned papers on your creation. For my card, I've decided to use Doodlebug Design Inc. "Snip and Snails" paper set. Unfortunately, I've managed to use only one paper from this amazing set, but I hope I'll have an opportunity to use them in my future creations. And now, without further ado, here is my card to hopefully give you some inspiration:

Head on over to the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge blog to check out the other amazing design team samples and don't forget to link up your projects as well!

Have a great day and thanks a lot for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter:
Crafts 4 Eternity: #237 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too: #91 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: #137 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #157 Animals
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog: #148 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #273 Always Anything Goes

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Birthday Card

Hi there, crafty friends! Wow, it's been a while since my last post here. I guess getting back to work definitely affects my passion for card making. And while I'm still waiting for the muse to deliver some inspiration, I would like to share one of my latest birthday cards made for a friend. As always, lots of bright colors to cheer everyone up:)
And now, without further ado, let's get right to the card:

Since there is still time to participate in the current challenge over at mavelu.com, I would like to enter my card into it. The list of supplies used and purchased in the store:
- Hero Arts Komplet 4 Barvnih Blazinic (Summer Splash and Quiet Morning)
Enobarvni papir - bel (300 g/m2)

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: #383 Pets
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Paint Your World: #89 Загадочные Кошки
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #156 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #136 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog: #147 Things that starts with B (balloon)
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Sparkle and Shine
CRAFT-alnica: Bleščeče (vrvica z zlato nitko, marker z bleščicami na balonu, bleščice)
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca julija (Veselje ob rojstvu; zvezde iz kompleta Na nebu)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Happy Third Birthday, Mavelu Store!

Good evening, everyone! Firstly, I apologize that my last post was a whole week ago. Life just seems to get in the way of crafting sometimes and time has just flown by without finding a window to create anything. While I was not crafting though I did order a bunch of new craft supplies, mostly stamp sets and embellishments & I can't wait to share what I do with them! Today I would like to show you a very bright and cheerful birthday card which was inspired by the current challenge over at mavelu.com. Since I'm a big fan of this store I couldn't but participate in it. And here is what I came up with:

The list of supplies used and purchased in the store:
Not bad, huh?:)

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca julija (rezalne šablone Borduri)
Scribbles Designs: #31 Birthday Bonanza
Creative Inspirations: #322 Let's Colour!
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Bright Colors 4 Kids Challenge
Everybody-Art-Challenge: #333 Papers and Embellishments
Wags 'n WhiskersStamps: #158 Birthday
Craft Your Passion Challenges: #270 Always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time: #241 AG with Chillaxing

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Reach For The Sky

Hi there everyone! Today I have a lovely CAS card to share with you. I guess I got totally carried away by the summer theme and just can't stop including the sun into my cards. Well, as you might have guessed, this card hasn't become an exception:) Inspired by the current challenge over at My-Scrap.Ru (this time their guest is a very talented cardmaker Gayatri Murali) I decided to try to create a card based on the following sketch:

Honestly, I've been in doubt of what might come out of this since I'm not a big fan of all these sketch based challenges. I decided to nevertheless give it a shot and, to tell you the truth, I liked how everything worked out in the end. And now here is what I came up with:

Hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CASology: #154 Repeat
Creative Inspirations: #321 Girlie
Addicted to Stamps and More: #152 Make your Mark
Artistic Inspirations: #135 AG/or a twist of summer
Dream Valley Challenges: #110 Distressing
One-Layer Simplicity: Sparkle and Shine (Wink of Stella on the sun rays)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

For My Sweet Little Boy

Good evening, crafty friends! Hope you're doing well. Today I have a lovely birthday card to share with you. To be honest, this card means a lot to me. First of all, it's been created for my little baby boy who is soon turning one. Second of all, I finally was brave enough to get all my favorite Distress Inks together and create a rainbow sentiment with their help. Last but not least, I had a chance to use and combine 3 of the recently purchased Mama Elephant and Wplus9 stamp sets which I fell in love with at first sight (Aren't they just adorable?). And now, without further ado, let's get right to the card:

I hope you've liked today's card as much as I do. 
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Some challenges I would like to enter:
PINspirational Challenges: #144 Photo Inspiration
The Paper Girls: #83 Babies
Melonheadz Friends: Celebrations Challenge
The Crazy Challenge: #201 Summer Vacation
Crafty Sentiments Designs: SWEET Challenge
QKR Stampede: #146 For A Child
CreativeCornerChallenges: For Baby
Moving Along With The Times: Baby, Baby
Top Tip Tuesday: Summer Fun Challenge
Creative Card Crew: #91 Die Cuts
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca julija & Ko me inspirira #38

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Caseing #4 | Sovushka Slavia

Hi everyone! I'm so happy you've stopped by today as I have a new CAS card to share with you. Inspired by the current challenge over at Sovushka Slavia (this time their guest is a super talented cardmaker Vanessa Menhorn) I've decided to create a colorful rainbow card. It took me some time to come up with the idea for my card (practically a month!?), but in the end I've managed to put myself together, sit at the table and finally create what I've been planning to for so long. And here is what I came up with:

I hope you've enjoyed today's card! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: Celebrations
Crafty Catz: #286 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: CAS Challenge - Stamping
Fab 'n' Funky: #266 Birthdays
Everybody-Art-Challenge: #331 Clean and Simple
Crafty Cardmakers and more: #141 Sentiment

Friday, July 3, 2015

Eureka Stamps Challenge #147 Red, White, & Blue

Hi there everyone! My apologies for being a little late with the post for the current challenge over at Eureka Stamps. As they say, better late than never:) So let's get started!
As you already know the theme of this week's challenge is "Red, White, & Blue". Frankly speaking, I don't actually remember what I was intending to create when I first saw this theme. A couple of weeks later I needed to make a card for my hubby for our wedding anniversary. It goes without saying, there had to be hearts. And since hearts were supposed to be red and there would definitely be some white color on the card as well, I simply decided to add some blue to it as well and my mission for creating something for Eureka Stamps challenge was accomplished:) And now, without further ado, here is my card to hopefully give you some inspiration:

I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Little Miss Muffet: #115 Red, White & Blue
Sparkle and Shine Challenge: #8 Inspiration Photo
Paper Sweeties: #33 Red, White & Blue
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #153 Red, White & Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity: #233 Red, White and Blue
Crafty Creations Challenges: #292 Red, white and/or blue
Cards in Envy: Red, White and Blue Challenge
One Stitch At A Time: #240 AG with Red, White and Blue
Addicted to Stamps and More: #151 Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: #200 Spots and Stripes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge

Good morning, crafty friends! Hope you're doing well. I have something different to share with you today! This is my very first post as a part of the DT over at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge! I'm super excited to be working with Hazel and with my very talented teammates. As you've already noticed it's the first of July - time for another Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. For my card, I've decided to use Lawn Fawn "Sweater Weather" paper set. I guess I was still under the influence of the latest Lawnscaping Coffee Blog Hop while making the card; at least that explains how the coffee mug ended up on it:) Or ... maybe the words "cozy, weather, and sweater" drew in my head a picture of sitting on a couch and drinking a cup of hot tea/coffee:) And now, without further ado, here is my hard to hopefully give you some inspiration:

Be sure to visit the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and get all the challenge details. I hope you'll play along!
Have a great day and thanks a lot for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge Blog: Your Style/Use your favorite craft product (clear stamps)
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: #88 Cats & Dogs
Shopping Our Stash: #208 Baubles, Buttons & Bows
Come and Get It Challenges: Cute Cards
Challenge up your life: #18 Pailletten/Sequins
The Pink Elephant: #305 Anything Goes
Craft your passion challenges: #268 Always Anything Goes
Scrapping4funChallenges: #45 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #320 Anything Goes


Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawnscaping Coffee Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Lawnscaping June Blog Hop! Theme! COFFEE!

Let me please introduce our sponsors for this blog hop to you.
They are:  Lawn FawnEllen HutsonThe Ink Road, Crafters CompanionSpectrum NoirThe Alley Way StampsNewtons NookFaber Castell, and Right at Home!

We have lots of sponsors, which means lots of prizes. How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors? That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop and leave your comments on the hoppers' blogs listed below. Winners will be chosen by unique comments. What we mean by unique, is no copy and pasting the same comment over and over again. You have until the end of the day on June 28th (11:59PM EDT) to leave a comment. Winners will be announced on the Lawnscaping blog later that week.

And here is my project for this awesome Coffee Blog Hop, hope you like it:

I've used Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte stamp set as well as one of the Tag, You Are It Lawn Cuts that worked perfectly as the backdrop for the cute little scene which was colored with Copic Markers and the Wink of Stella brush marker.

And now for our Blog Hop route:
Lysa 
Dianchik (you are here now)
Anni 
Kim 
Amy 
Kate 

As you can see your next stop is Yolanda G.'s blog.
Enjoy the rest of your hop and thanks so much for stopping by!

 If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at laurelbeard at me dot com. Please do not leave them in the comments.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Eureka Stamps Challenge #146 Paper Piecing

Hi everyone! There is a new challenge this week at Eureka Stamps and the theme this week is "Paper Piecing". This time I've decided to use some of the remains of different patterned papers I've been collecting for quite some time now. Now they have finally come in handy:) So, without further ado, here is my card to hopefully give you some inspiration:

I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that it has given you an idea of how to make the best of what was left from your patterned papers. Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration from the design team and for all the challenge details. I hope you'll play along!
Have a great day and thanks a lot for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Moments: #71 AG/Wet or Dry Embossing
Creative Card Crew: #90 CAS (Clean and Simple)
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #114 Anything Goes

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Colors

Hi there everyone! Today I have a lovely birthday CAS card to share with you. Since it's a summer season now I felt like creating something with lots of vivid colors. And what can be brighter than lots of butterflies flying around these days? And that's how the following simple, yet colorful one layer card has recently came to life:

I hope you've liked it. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I'm trying my luck at the following challenges:
My-Scrap.Ru: Clean and Simple. Слова, слова ...
 Sovushka Slavia: Card Sketch #27 (немного изменила ротацию скетча)
Bastel-traum: #30 Geburtstag/birthday
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: #82 Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More: #149 Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Ohh So Pretty
Najlepsi Par: Galerija meseca junija
Craft your passion challenges: #266 Always Anything Goes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Eureka Stamps Challenge #145 Father's Day

Happy Monday, fellow crafters! It's time for another Eureka Stamps challenge! The theme this week is "Father's Day". And here is my DT inspiration creation:

As simple as it can be, but I hope you liked it.
Be sure to visit the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and get all of the challenge details. I hope you'll join us for a chance to win some Eureka stamps!:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter this tag in:
PINspirational Challenges: #142 Photo Inspiration
Simply Create Too: #87 Masculine
The Pink Elephant: #303 Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments Designs: For a Man
QKR Stampede: #143 Father's Day
CreativeCornerChallenges: Just for Boys
The Friday Mashup!: #213 It's all about Dad.
Come and Get It Challenges: It's A Guy Thing
Crafty Cardmakers and more: #141 For a Man or Boy