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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bokeh Background Technique

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a tag featuring one of the sweet little elephants from the Wplus9 Unforgettable stamp set. Inspired by the current challenge at Ustvarjalna skrinja, I decided to give a try to bokeh background technique. Since I wanted to create something with the colors of a sunset for quite some time now, I thought that this technique might help me to create the sunlight from a sunset reflected off clouds. And here is what I came up with:

All in all, bokeh background is a fun technique to try and I hope there will be more occasions to use it in my works.
That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: #136 Nekaj novega, nekaj starega
(bokeh tehnika - nekaj novega, slonček in žarki - nekaj starega)
Najlepsi par: Galerija meseca junija
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #265 tic TAG toe
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #141 Distressed
Glitter n Sparkle: #141 Include a Die Cut
Shopping Our Stash: #205 Cute Critter Alert!
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Let's See Some Bling
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: I Am Tagging You!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Clean And Simple

Hi there everyone! With this post I would like to start a series of my CAS cards. Think I came across this type of cards a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with them immediately. There is something special about these cards, something that inspires you to create at least one of your own:) For today's card I decided to use one of Wplus9's adorable elephants as well as the recently purchased stencil of Najlepsi par. Once the card was finished and the sun rays were colored with the Wink of Stella brush marker, I got a feeling that something was still missing. And that's how a cute red butterfly ended up being on this card as well. And now, without further ado, let's get right to the card:

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

I'm trying my luck at the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: #136 Nekaj novega, nekaj starega
(šablona žarkov in metulja - nekaj novega, slonček in šablona Čestitke - nekaj starega)
Najlepsi par: Galerija meseca junija
Wags 'n Whiskers: #156 CAS
Addicted to CAS: #65 Butterfly
Shopping Our Stash: #205 Cute Critter Alert!
Top Tip Tuesday: Cut It Out
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Let's See Some Bling
Melonheadz Friends: Bright Colors Challenge
Cupcake Inspirations: #313 Glitter
Scrapping4funChallenges: #44 Birthday


Monday, June 8, 2015

Eureka Stamps Challenge #144 3 or More Patterned Papers

Good morning and a Happy Monday to you all! There is a new challenge over at Eureka Stamps this morning and the theme this week is "3 or More Patterned Papers". For my card I decided to go with the recently purchased Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack. Although this choice was made very quickly, I've been still struggling with the card design for quite some time. After some thinking and planning I ended up creating a new shaker card:) 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 for using a couple of patterned papers on your card as well! Happy creating!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT-alnica: #135 Mačke
Najlepši Par: Galerija meseca junija
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps: #155 Seeing Spots
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper: June Challenge
Creative Inspirations: #316 For A Friend
Seize the Birthday: Animal Birthday!
Fairy tale challengeblog: # 119 Birthday with childrens
Crafts 4 Eternity: #229 Birthday
Come and Get It Challenges: Paper Piecing
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog: #140 Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs: #29 "B" is for ... (balloons)
Artistic Inspirations: #133 Anything Goes/Layers


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wedding Shaker Card

Hello everyone! It's been a while since my last post here. Life just seems to get in the way of crafting sometimes and time has just flown by without finding a window to create anything. That's why today I'm sharing a wedding card which came to life during the latest workshop organized by Mavelu store. Let's get right to it:

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrapping4funChallenges: #43 Wedding/Engagement
Scrap-Creations: Celebrations
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #113 Let's Get Stitched
Crafty Catz: #282 Stitching
Let's Craft and Create: Add Some Sparkle
DigiDesign Challenge Blog: Use Die Cuts
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #149 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, June 1, 2015

Eureka Stamps Challenge #143 Special Occasions

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Welcome to Eureka Stamps Challenge #143: Special Occasions. As you might have already noticed I'm a big fan of birthday and shaker cards. For this week's challenge I decided to combine these 2 type of cards in one and here is what I came up with:

I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that it has given you some inspiration for creating something new as well! Thanks for stopping by!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #87 AG + Add Some Texture 
Crafty Catz: #281 Spring Time
Come and Get It Challenges: Distress It
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog: #139 Include an Animal
The ABC Challenge: K is for Kritters
Creative Moments: #69 Anything Goes/Inside Out
Hiding in My Craft Room: #201 Freestyle!
Craft your passion challenge: #264 Always Anything Goes