Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Guest Designing at Special Day Cards

Hello, everyone,
I am super excited to announce my Guest Designing spot at Special Day Cards Challenge Blog.
If you are not familiar with this amazing challenge blog, I hope you'll take this opportunity to check it out and join the fun.
I am  their guest at challenge with theme Birthday Cards with Strips.
Here is my contribution to their DT inspiration:

I printed the sentiment on a piece of heavy white cardstock; then stamped the swirl stamps with embossing ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used Faded Jeans DI to give the cardstock random patches of lighter and darker blue color.

Then I layered some while lace strips on the base of the card, tore up the cardstock with sentiment into strips and layered them with additional lace and flowers randomly sprinkled here and there.

Of course, I could not resist to add a shabby bow. I made this card for my dear blog friend Branka. By the time this post is published, this card will already be delivered to her...Well, once again, Happy Birthday Branka!!!

So, I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to see you join the amazing Special Day Cards challenge
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Polkadot Floral Birthday Card

Hello my dear followers and visitors,

Here is my latest make:

A Polkadot background was created with stencil and home made texture paste on a navy blue card stock.

Birthday banner is peaking out of the wreath made with hand made flowers, cheese cloth, baby's breath and Magnolia leaf diecuts.

Wavy banners gives some extra dimension to the card along with layer upon layer of hand made flowers...

and of course a matching box to complement card design...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Scrap Club Kiev #124 Alluring Blue with this gorgeous mood board:

Anything But Cute challenge #13 Celebrate Your Style  HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge #74 with this very inspiring sketch:

Allsorts Challenge #364 Happy Birthday

Card Mania challenge #80 "Flowers"

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guest Designer at Frilly & Funkie for "Oh The Places You'll Go! Challenge

Hello everyone,

I have an honor and privilege to announce my Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie for their current challenge: "Oh the Places You'll Go!" I earned this opportunity by winning their Boy oh Boy challenge with this card.

Host of the challenge is Zoe and description of the challenge follows:

Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. 
Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes.

Well, I thought...planes, trains, automobiles...why not hot air balloon???

And noow, here is what I created as an inspiration contribution:

I started off with vellum doily die cuts, decorated them with tiny rhinestones and added a strip of lace ribbon on one side. Then I layered up various distress patterned cardstock pieces from my stash...and added some more lace ribbon. You can never have too much lace and ribbon!

The hot air balloon was cut out of vintage script cardstock to give it extra shabby vintage feel...I added some cotton rope and bling and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I painted the metal filigree pieces  with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give them more of a shabby chic look.

The sentiment is Chitchat stickers from TH idea-ology.

I hope you will get inspired to join the Frilly and Funkie challenge now even more with this card of mine....

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...

Scrapy Land Challenge #42 Lots of Layers


It is time for a brand new challenge at Scrapy Land and this time the theme is Lots of Layers, so created a project with layers using dies that Scrapy Land Store carries and enter the challenge for a chance to win $15 gift card to Scrapy Land Store.

Here is my card made in hope to inspire you to join:

I used as a base several layers of cardstock with distressed edges, all in purple and beige vintage design tones.

For my easel card I used following dies:

English Tea Party Doily

Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square

Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Tag 1

Wild Rose Studio Ornate Heart

Frantic Stamper Happy Anniversary

Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1

All they layers were attached with adhesive foam for extra volume and to show off the layers...

The banner was created by die cutting paper from both sides with taylored expressions banner die and then decorated with corner die from cheery lynn scandinavian tag 1.

...and a box that the card comes in...

Well, I hope my card gives you some extra boost of inspiration to join the Scrapy Land Lots of Layers challenge. Also check out what my team mates created for this challenge...
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Vintage Birthday Card in Gold Tones

Hello everyone,

This will be a very short post of my latest make:

I used mica powders to color the roses and the peacock...

The golden frame was covered with DecoArt Metallic Lustre and decorated with liquid pearls, then covered with One Step Crackle and inked with Vintage Photo DI.

I added the vellum banner with the sentiment and a shabby bow in golden tones to top it off...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Berry71Bleu May Challenge with this gorgeous mood board:

Special Day Cards Challenge Blog with theme Birthday Card with Gold

Studio 75 Blog Challenge #5 Monochromatic, I chose color of Gold

Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #140 Monochromatic with Ribbon or Trim

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #41 Anything Goes

Hello everyone,

It is time for a brand new challenge at Scrapy Land Blog and it is everyone's favorite ANYTHING GOES using dies that Scrapy Land Store carries :)
Here is my card that will hopefully inspire you to join in the fun:

I stacked up three pieces of cardstock with distressed edges to give the card extra rich and layered look.

I used Memory Box Catalina Wreath Die as my base for the Impression Obsession Thank You Die.

The floral arrangement was created using following dies:
Spellbinders Rose Creation Die and Spellbinders D-Lites Blooms Three with a pearl set in the center.
Memory Box Chloe Stem Die
Impression Obsession Branch Die.

A few pearls sprinkled here and there and, of course, a shabby bow, just like a cherry on the top :) A hand died turquoise and white seam binding ribbon tied together in a rich bow...

Please, also, take a look at what my dear team mates have created for this challenge inspiration and then take your turn for a chance to win $15 gift card to Scrapy Land Store.
I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Card

Hello everyone,
here I am with a short post of a quick and simple Mother's Days card. Keep in mind, it is only quick and simple if you are working with scraps and don't need to wait for texture paste to dry...

For the base, I used a turquoise cardstock with previously applied texture paste through damask stencil... I tucked in Baby's Breath underneath...added some pink bling on the bottom...

I ruffled up some embroidered ribbon in the center and added the computer generated sentiment cut into a banner...

The antique medallion is a Prima Vintage Art Decor mould painted with white acrylic paint resting ontop of white shabby bow...and that's it, nice and simple :)

I would like to enter this card into following fabulous challenges:

Emerald Creek Dares "It's a Charmed Life" - add charms, bling and other embellishemnts

Crafty Cardmakers and More...#163 Pearls or Gems

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by...