Sunday, December 4, 2016

Published in Craft Stamper Magazine January 2017 Issue

Hello everyone,

I am so proud and excited to announce my third publication in the Craft Stamper Magazine!


January issue is already out:


Here is my own photo of the card I sent in for publication, clean and simple card for a change...


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








Thursday, November 24, 2016

Shabby Chic Floral Wreath Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of my latest make:


Inspiration for this card came from several different challenges that helped me put this make together. I'll list them at the end of this post.


Hand made flowers were painted with white and grey paint and covered with Martha Stewart white glitter and embellished with white and grey pearls. The wreath is placed ontop of the faux wood background that I made with cardboard strips painted with white, grey and broken china paints, then covered with Deco Art white crackle paint...


I added some Magnolia Rose Leaf die cuts, also painted with white and grey paint and covered with white glitter...


Shabby Chic bow was made using ivory color seam binding ribbon which I hand died with Tumbled Glass distress ink, and I added some crafters twine and glittery flower to top it off....


One more look at the finished card...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Anything But Cute "Rustic Glam" challenge

Mixed Media Place November Challenge with this stunning mood board:


The Sisterhood of Crafters "Use Some Pearls" Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge Christmas to Die For (Used Magnolia Rose Leaf die)

Kartkowe ABC #24 Ribbon/Punch (I used both)


I hope you enjoyed this post...Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate. Off I go to start cooking the Thanksgiving feast :)
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #54 Give Thanks

Hello everyone,

Here comes another challenge at Scrapy Land Blog and the theme is Give Thanks using dies that Scrapy Land Store carries.

I created a Thank you card:


The list of dies will be at the end of this post....


just couple more pics...



I used following dies:

Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily Die

Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Large Square

Spellbinders Rose Creation Die

Impression Obsession Thank You die

Impression Obsession Branch die

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Please stop by the Scrapy Land Blog to see what my team mates created for the challenge inspiration and I hope you'll join the challenge for the chance to win $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land Store.
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by...


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Winter Landscape Greeting Card

Hello,

Here is my latest make:


I used the Memory Box Evergreen Trio die to create this winter time landscape. Some of the dies were covered with glitter.


I used foam adhesive to create extra dimensional card...


Little pine branches are Martha Stewart pine branch punch and various snowflakes are Recollections Snowflake punches...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Scrap Club Kiev Challenge #138 A visit to the Snow Maiden with this gorgeous mood board:


I was inspired by the little tree decorations.

Try It on Tuesday "Trees are Green or Any Other Color"

Studio 75 Christmas Time Challenge

That's it for now...I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...




Shabby Chic Fancy Snowflakes Card

Hello,

just a quick post of one of the many holiday cards I made this weekend:


The background for this card was created with texture paste applied through Prima Damask stencil.


I layered Impression Obsession Large Snowflake die cut and a couple of large Cricut cutout snowflakes, plus a few more random snowflakes, all decorated with liquid pearls.


A Shabby bow decorated with liquid pearls and a sentiment on a Taylored Expressions Banner die cut to finish it off...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Creative Artiste Challenge #20 "Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Deep Ocean Challenge #141 "Use Die Cuts of Punches"

Special Day Cards Challenge #142 Christmas Card on any Subject

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #53 Anything Goes

Hello everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land Blog and the theme is Anything Goes using dies that Scrapy Land Store carries.

Here is what I made for the challenge inspiration:


I used Memory box Distressed Windham Collage die in the lower corner to reveal the bright red background. The ornament is a Spellbinders Mix - n -Match ornaments die


The branches were created with Impression Obsession Pine Branch, similar to this and Cheery Lynn Designs Leafy Flourish


I added a shabby bow to finish complete the design...

Please stop by Scrapy Land Blog to see what my team mates have made for the challenge inspiration and I hope you will join in for a chance to win $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land Store.

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


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #52 Halloween

Hello everyone,

It is time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land Blog and this time the theme is "Halloween". We'd like to see you make a Halloween inspired project using dies that Scrapy Land Store carries.

Here is my card:


I went with Gothic Elegance style...


I used Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and Classic Oval Large to create the frame for the focal point...



Floral arrangement was created using Spellbinders Rose Creation, Magnolia Rose Leaf, Memory Box Grove Branch and seam binding ribbon bow...


The base panel for the card and decorative piece for the box was embossed using Crafter's Companion embossing folder from Downton Abbey collection...

Please stop by the Scrapy Land Blog to see what my team mates prepared for this challenge inspiration and I hope you will join in the fun for the chance to win $15 certificate to Scrapy Land Store.

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers and More... "Things that Go Bump in the Night"

Frilly and Funkie Very Vintage Halloween

Let's Craft and Create Halloween Autumn Fall

RRR Halloween

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog Halloween

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Graciellie Design Fall Fest Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone,

welcome to day 3 of Graciellie Design  Fall Fest blog hop. This month Graciellie Design is celebrating with lots of giveaways, sales and inspiration! Each day you have the chance to win a digital stamp set of your choice from Graciellie Design's shop following our blog hops. We've prepared a bunch of beautiful projects for your crafty inspiration so we invite you to join the fun.

If you haven't join the blog hop yet, please start from Graciellie Desing blog post from day 1 here.

I created a vintage card using Graciellie Design set Good Thoughts






I do not like to color, as you can see from the way I used this gorgeous digital stamp set. I truly believe that you don't have to color image to show it's beauty...

Next stop on the blog hop is Donna Phelan and then Graciellie Design on Instagram

Leave a comment on each blog including blogs from days 1 and 2, letting us know your favorite Fall inspired stamp set from the shop for a chance to win! For an extra entry: 
1. Like, share and leave a comment on today's post at Graciellie Design's official Facebook page. 
2. Like and tag a friend in a comment on today's post at Graciellie Design's official Instagram page.

- Winners will be announced on Graciellie Design's Facebook page on October 29th. - 

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




Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #51 Anything Goes

Hello,

It is time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land Blog and theme is Anything Goes using dies that Scrapy Land Store caries.
I created another birthday card as an inspiration for it:


I used shabby chic brick pattern paper for my background and used Sue Wilson Happy Birthday die as my focal point.


I framed the birthday sign with handmade flowers, Magnolia Rose Leaf die and Memory Box Botanical Stem


One more look at the card...

Please stop by Scrapy Land Blog to see what my team mates made for this challenge inspiration and I hope you'll join in the fun for a chance to win $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land Store.

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monster Mud Halloween Statues: Beloved Tombstone and it's Guardians

Hello everyone,

With great pride, I introduce to you the Beloved Tombstone and it's guardians:


My husband and I made these statues using wood, chicken wire, monster mud, foam insulation boards, old bed sheets, paint and masonry sealer. Each guardian statue is approximately 7' tall and sarcophagus measures 6' x 2' with addition on the body on top of it.


The staff was made from 2" x 1" board wrapped with sheet soaked in monster mud and it was decorated with sisal rope and chain with tiny skulls from a dollar store...


The creases in the robe were highlighted with white drybrush...




Peak inside the hood, into endless nothingness...scary huh?


Sarcophagus was created with wood and foam insulation boards. I used Microsoft Publisher program to create the Beloved sign. The font is called Parchment. I transferred the lettering by tracing over the letters, leaving the trace on the foamboard, then I used soldering iron to "carve out" the sign.



For our first try, I am very pleased how this Halloween decoration setting turned out. I did a lot of research of Halloween statues and tombstones on Pinterest and YouTube and just followed the basic guidelines and instructions.
It did require a lot of work and it sure was not cheep to build them, but it was worth it :)

We also built a couple of tombstones which I'll show you in a couple of days...
If you enjoy Halloween at least as half as we do, you'll appreciate this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...