Tuesday, 25 April 2017

'Drink or Food' Challenge

This month challenge at The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel FB group is a hard choice between card connected with food or card connected with drink.

Alicia created nice amount of great stamps we could use for this challenge, just check here: http://www.aliciabel.com/index.php?id_category=37&controller=category&id_lang=1

Choice was very hard, I even asked my man what he could choose :) His answer was simple: Buy one for drink and one for food!

And that's what I did :) Bought two stamps :)

Today finally I  made my card... Perfect card for my Dad's Namesday :)

Oh yeah, what daughter I would be if I forgot about day like this?! So card for my Dad is ready to be send out :)


My dad is beer fan, so... choice was easy :)

Layout for today's card - cooperation between me and my almost 5 years old son :) Choice of papers - full approval from my son :) He perfectly knows what he wants for his Grandpa card :)

Image placed on padded foam for 3D effect, two tones creamy/brownish ribbon and gold sequins added for extra touch.

So... what do you think about my new creation friends?

Till next post!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

More peonies :)

Oh yes! More peonies!!!

Soon I'll be almost expert with colouring them :) Joking :)

Today another beautiful new image from Conie Fong Art & Design: Peonie Delight!!!

Believe it or not, I really like this one!


Combination of peonies and lilacs on image is just perfect for birthday card, thank you card, anniversary card... You can find this digi and many more in Conie's etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ConieFongArt


As I'm bit addicted lately with pinks, blues, lavender and purples I decided to use all these colours on my new card. I coloured and cut out image and place it on card with foam tape for 3D effect. 


For extra touches I added handcoloured die-cut butterfly and few purple gems.

Hope you like my new creation.

Till next post friends!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Peonies

I'm still practicing flower colouring. Not easy task when you have no idea how to shade flower petals, but long time ago someone said: Practice makes perfect ;)

Today's card I made for New Release at Conie Fong Art and Design.

Image: Peonies in a Jar.


I decided to use simple square layout with only two slightly patterned papers in blue and purple to match image I coloured with light purple and lavender pencils. 


I delicately shaded sentiment with lavender pencil to softened it a bit.


For extra touch I add double coloured lace and die-cut little butterfly which I coloured with pencils blending blue, lavender and purple on it.

What do you think about this card my friends?

Till next post!!!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Little mermaid

This card was a challenge for me! Really!

It is not easy to make a card which suppose to be an INSPIRATION!

I'm not joking...

So... Little bit about my second DT card for Conie Fong Art & Design :)

I used cute image of mermaid called: Flowers on the Beach.



Like this image? You can have it from Conie's etsy shop, link to this beauty here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/266437213/digital-stamp-digi-stamp-digistamp?ref=shop_home_active_29.

For layers I used dark purple paper and rainbow coloured geometrical paper I found hidden deep in my stash :). Also decided to use Die'Sire Mini Victoriana die on one of layers to softened a bit whole card.


Choosing a sentiment wasn't easy part too :) I was between three different, but 'Follow your Dreams' kind of match image and my general idea of 'inspiration' part :). I add bit of colouring to the sentiment as you can see on pics above.
For colouring I used pencils, as always :)

Hope you like this card.

Till next post friends!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Time to shine

Today my latest card with All Dressed Up Digital Stamps cute image.

This little dancing beauty was waiting a bit for being used on card, I coloured her on beginning of March for '30 days colouring challenge' 😊.

Few days ago I finally found paper I wanted to use for this little project 😊.

I coloured her simply with few shades of orange, bit of yellow and green, then spent bit of time on looking for nice warm orange paper cause I already run out from this color paper in my stash 😊. 



Layout - my son's favourite - with 'diamond' , 2 patterned papers and some gems for extra touch and card done.

Do you like it? My son does 😊.

Till next post friends! 



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Friendship card

Today my dears - clean and simple (CAS) friendship card.

Sometime ago I played with stamps and kraft cards. After colouring with pencils images looked very nice, but we can say they were waiting a bit to be used 😊.

Today's card centrepiece is cute fairy friends image from Lili of the Valley.

I used kraft card for base and 3 patterned papers for layers.

Result below:



Do you like it?
I do 😊.

Till next post friends!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Use a ribbon! April Challenge

Ladies and Gents today I'm writing about my first DT project for Conie Fong Art & Design.

April Challenge: Use a ribbon!

For my card I choose cute image called: 'Bella with Rose' and decided to use spring colours on her, so...
here she is:



For this card I used 2 patterned papers and 2 bold (green and yellow) papers. Sentiment was stamped twice - first time in green, second time bit higher in yellow to make an effect of shadowing and cut diagonally.


I added 2 yellow wooden flowers as extra touch.


My piece of ribbon I placed on image where Bella has her bow.


I love this cute teddy and I think she looks great coloured in grey.

Hope you like my little spring card. 

Till next post friends!

Flower Ant

I like to take part in Progressive Challenges in Sasayaki Glitter. Even if making a card take me a bit of time :)

This cute ant was waiting coloured by me for over week to be placed on card. I decided to make this card as colourful and cheerful as possible.


I had bit of thinking where to place sentiment and decided that wherever I place it, something will be missing, so... I die-cut little butterfly and coloured it and added just above ant's head :)


Image, butterfly and sentiment I stick to card on foam tape for kind of 3D effect. 



I really like how my card turned out, how about you?

Till next post friends!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Healthy lifestyle vs Cupcakes

I'm just in time with my card for this funny challenge :)

But all in order ...

About this challenge I heard from friend about 2 weeks ago if I'm not wrong.

So... I joined new group (check here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/ ) created by Alicia Bel who is very talented digi stamp designer (check her website:
http://www.aliciabel.com/index.php ).

Then I had to choose which of her stamps I want to use on my card which determined in which team I'll be for this challenge.

I'm massive fan of cupcakes so my choice was kind of easy :)


Isn't she a cutie?

I coloured her with shades of orange, brown and green - with pencils. Still too afraid to try with markers :) Maybe one day :)

Below finished card:


Decided to use one patterned paper and 2 bold coloured papers.
For sentiments I used 2 different stamps - one from BuzzCraft set 'Paws fur a Moment', one from Papermania. Ending result: cute card for Mum - for Mother's Day or Birthday :)

That's all for today friends!
Till next post!



Monday, 20 March 2017

'Make it green' challenge

I can say, I'm between colouring challenges at the moment :)

And have lots of fun by trying to choose images, colours, papers etc...

Today about 'Make it green' challenge in Conie Fong Art & Design FB Group.



For my card I decided to use cute image called: Bella with gift. I love this sweet teddy :)

To coloured her I used few shades of green, yellow, orange and grey pencils.

Have lots of thinking what papers should use for it and choose bold yellow and green with glittered floral paper as main layer.

I cut image partially and shaded a bit with green pencil.

For layering of sentiment I used 2 pieces of paper in yellow and green cut diagonally, edges of sentiment are shaded with yellow and green pencils.

Used rather simple and clean layout to make image stand out on card.

Hope you like it as much as I do :)

Till next post friends!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

30 day colouring challenge

Colouring challenge!!! Oh yeah!!!

March and 30 days of colouring!!! 

I have to say I'm bit behind but not too much, only 2 days :)


Day 3 with PolkaDoodles cute prehistoric image :)


Day 7 and beautiful image created by Ching Cou Kuik.


Day 8 and gorgeous image of Annabelle created by Conie Fong.


Day 10 with Elf created by Julia Spiri.


Day 16 and also Kit and Clowder challenge with beautiful image from SweetEscape.


Day 14 and 'Everybody is Picasso' challenge in Ching Chou Kuik FB group - image called 'Free Spring'


Card for lady who worked with my man (she's on retirement now). Image by Ching Chou Kuik - Day 4 of colouring challenge :)

Still have few more to do, to colour, to place on cards, so... stay tune :) Will show you them next time!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

My crafting boy :)

My son, Dom, will be 5 in May this year. He is artistic soul, I'm sure of it :)

Yes, he loves his blocks, cars, Lego and dinosaurs, but.... also painting, drawing, sticking things together. I'm very proud of him!


His first Christmas card made at nursery when he was around 3 yo.


Drawings on the wall in our living room from about the same time :) We have lots of scribbling like this on pieces of paper, his wooden table or chairs :)



He loves lots of colours on his pictures.


And definitely likes to use my tools :)


Lots of sticking as you can see above and below :)


He started to be more confident with pencils during last year..


Halloween colouring :)


And his colouring for Kit and Clowder challenge :) He didn't like result, but I think is rather good :)

Last week Dom had midterm break - whole week at home with me and Tula, and we can say he was lucky ;) I received crafting magazine which I subscribe since few years. 
Stepper card kit was a free gift with it and honestly you should see Dom's eyes when he saw it!!! Those lights in :)


He was choosing bases for each card, and pieces he'll place on them, I helped just a bit with shaping bases and adding sticky tape, rest was his job! Look:



He made 4 cards and we still have tops/embellishments for another 4 I think, so I need to prepare cards bases for him to have more fun :)

Till next post friends!






Wednesday, 22 February 2017

February challenge at Conie Fong Art FB group.

Being member of Kit and Clowder FB group gave me a chance to meet lots of digi stamp designers. Conie Fong is very creative girl from USA, whose cute designs are adored by huge group of Clowdies 😊.
Lots of us joined Conie's FB fan group and taking active part in challenges. 
This month challenge - project with 'Flowers in a vase'.


Sorry for this dark pic 😊. Image before coloring 😊. 

I decided to use browns, yellows, clay/gold and olive pencils for this image. I thought they'll be perfect for textured handmade papers I have since years in my stash. 
It is midterm in my son's school so he decided to help me a bit 😊. He's an artistic soul and is great with choosing colors. He liked papers I choose, but he has his idea how to put them together  (different then mine ). 


Here is how Dom wanted this card looks. 


Bottom of the card after all was stick on place and inked.


Top left corner with double color ribbon as extra touch.


Finished card. All parts inked with brown ink. No sentiment so far, but I think card will be perfect as birthday card.

Till next post friends!!!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Challenge with Sasayaki Glitter

Oh bad me!!! Didn't write here for ages!!!

So hard to craft with puppy who demanding attention almost non stop! I'm softy ;)

This month I decided to join Progressive Challenge in Sasayaki Glitter FB Group. Hopefully I'll go better then on start of this month :).
First image to colour was ' Valentines kitties'


Strong colouring here...


Light colouring with splash of vibrant red in here... Still didn't make card with them - very bad me!!!

Below new image - Cupcake Kitty - very cute :)


This time I had a chance to make a card :) Decided about brown/blue simple card for boys birthday - no sentiment on.


What do you think? Do you like it?

Till next post friends!!!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Watercolour pencils in card making.

I have 2 boxes of watercolour pencils... hardly used them before...

I'm not great with drawing but... do I really need to draw to have a proper use for my pencils?

I know one thing for sure - lots of practice in front of me 😊.

Here one of my first watercolour 'landscapes' 😊.


Cherry blossoms tree - kind of funny looking, but hey.. i'm learning 😊.

Then I thought: Why not try use them on stamps?
Results? Look below:


Winnie from Polkadoodles - I think I used bit too much water here 😊.


Monarch - image created by Ching Chou Kuik. Here used bit different technique and less water 😊.

So, my friends.. what do you think about using watercolours for card making? Good idea or not?

Till next post!