Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby Fairy Flora - Baby TP Mini Album

An update from the 10/07/2013 - This project was chosen in the TOP3 @ The Crazy Challenge

Hello my dear!

Yesterday I came across an easy and wonderful tutorial on making mini album from toilet paper rolls. I was so inspired that just on the spot created a mini and I'm sharing it with you today. I can't describe how much fun I had making it. Easy, quick and cute!

I decided to use Mo Manning digi "Baby Fairy Flora".
The album has a magnetic closure. I've placed a little heart under the flap, and covered it with dry "clear rock candy" glitter:

There're two eyelets on the flap with a tied ribbon  & a plastic pacifier charm on it:

The mini's dimensions are as follows:
Length - 5".
Height- 3 1/4 "
Width - 1 3/4"

It has 6 pages. I decided not to embellish them at all (they are small and I wanted to leave enough space for the pictures). Each page has a tag inside. I thought  it would be nice to take a picture of the baby each month during it's first year and add to the album, so 6 pages should work just right :)

Here's the side view of it:

And here's how the pages look inside (including the tags):

More details:

The front and the back:

That's it. I really hope you like this mini as much as I do, and maybe I've inspired you to make one of your own :))

I want to enter this mini into these challenges:
1. Anything but the card @ Crazy Challenge
2. Tags @ Let's Create
3. Show us Texture @ Nut Crafters (I used dry glitter on the heart, on the die-cut corners and on the doily frame)
4. Anything Goes @ Sister Act
5. Anything Goes @ Crafting by Designs

Thank you so much for hopping in!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mollie - Mo Manning - Easel Card

U[date from the 03/07/2013 - this card was chosen in TOP3 @ Creative Inspiration Blog.

Hello dear friends!

For the last couple of days my creative mojo was a bit down. I suppose you can't be on the wave of creativity all the time, and that's ok.

Today I've made a card using one of the latest Mo Manning digital stamps from the online shop - Mollie. She's just adorable & I enjoyed coloring her a lot!

Here's the list of the Copics I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, E02
Hair: W6, W4, W1, W0
Dress: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, T2
Newspaper: C6, C4, C2, C1

I embellished the card with the air-dry clay elements, which I made using Martha Stewart "Garden" silicon molds. I also used several chipboard branches and covered them with Tim Holtz Antique Linen crackle paint, Stampendous AGED IVORY embossing enamel and Crackle Accents:

There are several layers of paper and die-cuts on this card and it's pretty chunky :)

More details:

I used Glossy Accents on the newspaper, to pop it out a little:

I would like to try my luck in the following challenges:
1. Don't be Square @ A Creative Romance
2. Create a Fat Page @ Avenue 613
3. Girl Power @ Crafty Sentiments
4. Butterflies Challenge 242 @ Everybody's Art Challenge
5. Anything Goes (With option for Ribbon) @ Creative Inspirations
6. Pretty Pearls @ Divas by Design
7. Anything Goes @ Crafts and Me Challenge
8. Anything Goes @ Word Art Wednesday
9. Anything Goes @ Through The Craft Room Door
10. Anything Goes @ Party Time Tuesday

Thank you all for visiting today!
I appreciate your comments!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Anything Goes @ Inky Chicks - Magnolia Tilda With Two Rosettes

Hello dear friends!

Today a new challenge starts at Inky Chicks Challenge Blog and you are more than welcome to take part in it! The theme is Anything Goes!

Here's the card I prepared for the challenge (it was a long time ago I colored Magnolia stamps) hhh :)

The stamp is called "Tilda With Two Rosettes" and she's from the "Special Moments" 2013 Magnolia collection. 

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E59, E57, E43, E53
Dress + Shoes: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV000
Rose: RV69, RV25, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10

The card is pretty simple, but I wanted a lot to created something with an acetate window in front :) To make the acetate look more interesting I run it through my Big Shot in the "polka dot" embossing folder:

The inside:

More details from the front of the card:

I'm entering these challenges:
1. Wedding or Birthday @ Fashionista
2. Summer Challenge 19 @ Time for Magnolia Challenge
3. Summer Fun @ Stamp and Create With Magnolia
4. Summer @ Midweek Magnolias
5. Anything Goes @ Stamping for the Weekend
6. Anything Goes @ Challenges for Everybody
7. Anything with 'H' @ Hobby Cutz (Happy Birthday)
8. Flowers Galore @ Crafty Ribbons
9. Use your favorite embellishment @ Stamp'n'Doodle (Flowers & Pearls)
10. Anything Goes @ Craft Loving Challenge

Thank you so much for visiting!
Keep creating!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saturated Canary - Violet Vintage

Hello everybody!

There's a new challenge starting at Totally Paper Crafts challenge blog, and it's theme is "Flowers and Bows".

This is my card for the challenge:

I've used a wonderful Saturated Canary digital image called "Violet Vintage". It was colored with Copics of the following colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E18, E17, E15, E13
Outfit: R39, R37, R35, R32;
           YR18, YR16, YR12, YR01
           T4, T2, T0
Bag: R29, R24, R22

The tag on top may be pulled out:

I've used "Glossy Accents" in several areas of the image:

More details:

The papers are from 6X6 "Little Miss Collection" pad by Bo Bunny. 

I would also like to participate in the following challenges:
1. Favorite Things @ Created with Love (my favorite color, especially in clothes, is red)
2. Flowers & Ribbons @ Ladybug Crafts
3. Hot Hot Hot @ Papertake weekly
4. Welcome Summer @ Deep Ocean Challenge (we take out bright clothes in summer and I think my coloring of the image suites this theme)
5. Flowers Galore @ Bearly Mine Crafts
6. Anything Goes @ Paper Play Time
7. Anything Goes @ Scrapbooking Queen
8. For the Girls @ Send a Smile 4 Kids
9. Anything Goes @ Craft Loving Challange

Thank you so much for reading and visiting! Participate in the challenges! It's so fun!

Dream Team Blog Hop - Paper Piecing

Hello lovely visitors!

Mo's Dream Team is making a special blog hop in order to give you some inspiration, to light you up with new ideas for your cards and paper projects. Our theme this month is "Paper Piecing".

Mina is hosting this hop, so I suppose you've started your journey from her wonderful blog, and then after several stops on the way, arrived to this page after you've visited Vili's blog.

For my card I used a stamp which is called "Janie in July" and may be found in Mo's Digital Pencil online shop here.

For coloring I used the following Copic markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35
Bathing Suit: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91, RV00

Here's the ready card:

And this is how the paper pieces look (I've used them on the towel and tried to make it look 3D-like):

Here are several additional close-up shots:

The papers used in the card are from these stacks:
1. Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket
2. Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket
3. The Boyfriend  by Cosmo Cricket 

I want to enter the following challenges:
1. Summer & Sun @ AUD Sentiments Challenge
2. Fun in the Sun @ Crafty Sentiments
3. Here Comes The Summer @ Craft-room Challenge

From my page you should proceed and hop to Anneke's, I'm sure she has something interesting for you too :)

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left. 

The blog hop order if you get lost is as follows:

Thanks for hopping in today!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Baby Card - "In the Bath" and a Mini Album

Update from the 29/06/2013 - this card was in TOP3 "Use Something Metal" Challenge.

Hello everybody!

In today's post I have to finished works to share - a card and a mini album.

Let's start with the card "For A Baby". I used a digital stamp by Mo's Digital Pencil - "In the Bath". The papers are from 6X6 Bo Bunny pad "Prairie Chic Collection".

When you don't know whether you are making a card for a boy or a girl. which color should you chose? :) I chose both blue and pink.
The top tag may be completely taken out and a personal sentiment may be written on it, there's plenty of space:

For coloring I used the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Bath: N3, N2, N1, N0
Bubbles: B02, B000, B0000
Bear: R85, R83, R81, R0000
Towel + Soap: W5, W3, W1

The inside:

The scalloped tag may be pulled out of its pocket:

The back:

I'm entering the card into these challnges:
1. Use something metal @ The Squirrel and the Fox
2. Make it sparkle @ Paper Creator's Crafts
3. Tags @ Robyn's Fetish  
4. Anything Goes @ There she goes
5. MIM 145 @ Make it Monday
6. One for the kids @ The Cutie Pie
7. Anything Goes @ Pollycraft Challenge

And now to the mini album. Actually I made it inspired by the series of tutorials by Xannero1. Here's the first part of the series called "How to make a mini album from start to finish". Though the binding is made different in my mini and I like it more this way. It seems to me less vulnerable.

The decoration of the album is very simple, only folded pages with patterened papers, acetate pockets, tags of different sizes, and several punched elements:

For the spine I made this cute and simple decoration:

From the sides the album looks like this:

It's impossible to show all the pages in the mini, there are 6 of them and each one has lots of folds and flaps, so I chose a couple of them to share:

I must say it's a great pleasure making mini albums, though it's very time- and paper- consuming :)

That will be it for today! :)

I'm glad and thankful that you are visiting my blog! See you soon!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bestie "Running Bear"

Hello my dear!

First of all I wanted to welcome all my new readers! It means a lot to me, that you decided to press that "Join with Google reader" button. Actually I've never thought I could make it to 100 readers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

There's a new challenge taking place at Besties Challenge Blog, and the theme is "Lace & Pearls". Pretty simple, right? Nearly each one of the cards we create has these two elements.

For my today's card I used a digital stamp called "Running Bear".

As usual, here are the Copic colors:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Outfit: E31, E34, E35, E37, E18, E79
Feathers + Bear: V01, V12, V15, V17, V99
Eyes: C7, C4, C1

The tag on the front of the card may be taken out, there's additional place on it for some secret sentiment:

The inside looks like this:

Several details from the front:

The back:

And the whole card again:

The papers I used are from the Graphic45 6X6 "Patterns and Solids" paper pad from their "Secret Garden" collection. 

1. Anything Goes @ The ScrapBooking Queen
2. Anything Goes @ Paper Playtime
3. Anything Goes @ Word Art Wednesday
4. For a Girl @ Send a Smile 4 Kids
5. Anything Goes @ Craft Loving Challenge
6. Cute @ Stamping For The Weekend
7. Girly Girl @ Creative Corner
8. Challenge 11 Anything Goes @ Sister Act Card Challenge
9. I for Image @ Alphabet Challenge Blog
10. Color Combination @ Crafty Friends Challenge (violet and yellow)
11. Anything Goes Challenge 10 @ Pin And Tack

That's it for today! Thank you for hopping in!