Wednesday, December 30, 2009

guessing game

Edit: As you can see I was trying to make some changes on my blog and I lost everything!!! I'll bring back my gadgets asap! I hate computers!!! lol
Also there's one more day to join my challenge here.

How about a guessing game!! I'll be releasing a new digi stamp soon and it's one of the stories from the Bible......guess which one and I'll pick a winner using the random org. gadget (if the answer happens to be wrong I'll keep choosing until I get the right answer).....and the winner will win that digi stamp!!

isn't this a cute idea!

I'm seeing Valentine cards and projects around blogland and I'd appreciate any ideas.....what kind of digi stamps you'd like to see me create for Valentine's Day....keep in mind that I'm not Picasso!! lol

Wishing you all the BEST for the New Year!
God bless!
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends! We did!! one was sick this time!!
I wanted to share the results of my hard work to raise money for Dora's husband took a picture of this poster made sharing the results of the fund raiser.
2,300.00kn was raised........770kn of this sum came from my cards!!!!!!!! That's around $150 and keep in mind that I sold my tags for $2 and cards for $3!!!
Lots of toys and clothes, etc. were also collected! This was the best Christmas gift I could have given myself!! I feel GOOD!

I also enjoyed seeing photos of other bloggers homes all in Christmas mode!! Here are a few details of our home...

Anyways I'll be back in January........ catching up with 'things' and enjoying visiting with family and friends.  Also just a reminder that I'm having a challenge (check the top side bar).
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the holidays and many blessings in the New Year!
xo Jane
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

blog candy!

Check out this GORGEOUS stamp set designed by the talented Nina!! She's giving one away.......and I'm crossing all fingers and toes hoping I'll get it! me me me me!!!lol
Check out the details here and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Have a great day!
Thanks for popping by!
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Monday, December 21, 2009


Once again....I'm late for the Cards blog challenge!! lol
The challenge was to use felt in your I cut out my poinsettias using Spellbinders Shapeabilities (Nested Poinsettias) using some felt scraps left over from last Christmas. This tag is for Marko's teacher.

And I'd thought I'd share this cute card that Deirdre made using my digi monster....and she turned him into a totally cool punk rock dude!! This card is also one of the Caardvarks winning picks for their digital challenge...check it out here.

Thanks for popping by and not it's off to check my list of things do to......which is as long as the Yellow Brick Road  in the Wizard of Oz!!!! Have a great day!
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

snowflake tag

Tomorrow I will find out exactly how much money I raised for Dora's family. One thing I realized is how much fun it is to make tags!!! I just LOVE it! I use up all my scraps of paper that are just too yummy to throw away!! I'm loving these wooden clothes pins that I bought (just plain wooden clothes pins that I prettied up.)....I want to put them on everything!!

I made this tag for the Embellish Magazine colour challenge with snowflakes! I had the perfect yellow snowflake from Cosmo Cricket (I won a bunch of Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly pretties at Moxie Fab World). I used my snowflake punch on pale blue cardstock and covered it with glitter. I'm loving glitter....I totally understand my daughter's addiction!!

materials - stamps (PTI, sentiment stamps ?), Cosmo Cricket pp and snowflake chipboard, brown chalk ink, clothes pin, cardstock, rhinestones, PTI pp.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009


Thanks goodness for this Random Generator gadget!!! I just couldn't pick the winners many of you are my friends! ;)
Anyways, before I announce the winners lets talk buttons..............I wanted to add buttons to this giveaway but I have a pretty long list of people waiting to get their buttons...........I first had to send out buttons to the people who bought them (which I'm finally finished) and now I'm working on the people who are getting it for free.............sorry for the wait but I think you'll be satisfied once you get them..........I promise all buttons will be sent out by the end of this month! Fresh start for January!

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whoistracy said...

Well, have a wonderful birthday!! You've been one busy gal. Love those cute little tags you made for your friend.

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Kathy (krolski) said...
Happy Birthday Jane! I hope you have a great day and can get some rest. Your tags are adorable!

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Sally said...
Great images and cards. Love the packages. I hope you can take a minute to rest so you don't get to feeling worse. Happy birthday!

And in the spirit of giving...I have a bonus winner who is....
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Virginia L. said...

Congrats ladies! Go and pick out your images here and email me (on the side bar) your picks.
I've got some new images I'm working on....hopefully I can get a few released before the New can't keep up with time....just zooms by!! If you have any free time (I'm thinking December wasn't such a good time to have a challenge!! LOL) I have a challenge going on until the end of this month.
Thank you very much for the warm birthday wishes! Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by!
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Friday, December 18, 2009

birthday giveaway

I am soooo TIRED people!!! Today is the last day for my card and tag sale (for Dora's family)...this is the last batch I sent to the daycare/preschool........I'll find out on Monday how much money was raised...I lost track of what and how many I made!!! Everything's a blur! LOL I still feel a little sick but it was all worth it. By the way...thanks for all the feel better wishes!
click on the photos for a closer look

Most of the cards I made were of the 'cute' sort but I did make a few more 'serious' cards too.

And these are the presents I wrapped up for a friend. I'm lovin red for Christmas this year!!

And is my birthday.......I'm pretty sure I'm 35! I don't pay attention! ;) And to celebrate I'm offering 3 of my digi stamps for free to 3 winners who will be chosen randomly.  So leave a comment here and you can check out my digi stamps at Squigglefly here. I'll choose the winners at midnight.....if I haven't passed out on the floor! ;)
Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009


Here are a few more tags and cards that I made this morning. Tomorrow is the last day so I have a feeling I'll be up all night!! I'm feeling a bit better....but I have the mother of all cold sores on my lip!!!!!!! yuck!

We finally got some snow!!! Yay! As you can see my kids are loving it! Poor Jakov missed out on the action today....he was napping.

Have a great day and thanks for popping by!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

cards for Dora update


I'm happy to say that all the cards are selling.....faster than I can make them!! These are a few I was working on this morning! Unfortunately I'm a little sick....low fever....other than that I'm fine but the fever is slowing me down......... I feel sooooo tired! Last Christmas I had the worst case of strep throat.......

I've been using a lot of my digi stuff...........I used a few of my digi images (like the reindeer up above) that I coloured in photoshop and then just printed them out (added some stickles, glitter...and it's good to go!). It saves you a lot of time when you need to make a lot of cards and have little time to do it.

Have a great day!!! Thanks for popping by...........oh and if you're interested I'm having a challenge...check it out (top right).
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

just a reminder

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Just a little reminder that my newest images 'Mia & Bosko' and 'Rustic Snowman' are now available at Squigglefly...just click
Also a reminder that I'm having a challenge this month. I put the link up on the side bar (very top).

I wanted to share some CUTE cards I came across. I just love how Jane created patter paper with the Santa image too!

How cute is this card!!! Just love that Hippo munching on some lush foliage!!! Check out the talented Deirdre for yourself.

Gotta get back to making cards for Dora's family!
Bye! xo
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Friday, December 11, 2009

for Dora

Here's my card for Card Patterns Sketch 44 Challenge. The very talented and thoughtful Nina sent me some stamped images (Gina K Designs). I coloured the bird and branches with Copics and used my glitter gel pen and stickles to add a little shine.

I don't think I'll have much time to do any other challenges this month for several reasons but there's ONE very important reason. My daughter's best friend Dora (from daycare/preschool) and her father were killed in a car accident this past summer. Dora's mother is left with 4 children.....they were all in very bad shape and still have a very long road ahead of them to heal.
Anyways, my daughter's group at daycare/preschool is having a fund raiser for Dora's family to help them out (this is the second time). I was thinking of what else I can do....and I thought why not sell my Christmas cards and tags at the daycare/preschool and donate all the money to Dora's family....anyways..the principal loved the idea and the photo underneath is of the poster announcing the fund raiser and my cards being sold from Dec. 14 to Dec. 18. So lets hope they will sell!! I've got lots of work to do!!!

you could see my name on the right 'mama Jane Beljo'

That's it for now.....thanks for popping by and say a prayer for Dora's family....I pray they will find the strength they need to move on and find comfort in the Lord and each other.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

a little birdie...

Edit: This card is the Featured Layout at 2Peas today! YAY!


Quick post....I made this card for Lucy's Challenge. Perfect neighbour just had a baby girl!!
Today is a grey, gloomy rainy day and no matter where I took my pictures I couldn't get a nice, clear shot!

this one was taken inside

This is a trick I learned from Lucy...I stamped the owl stamp on the back of the pattern paper and then cut it out. I inked the eyes and beak only and stamped on the owl.

this one was taken outside

Gotta run...........if you have time to do an extra challenge this month I've got one going...check for details here.

materials - stamps (Hero Arts, Basic Grey, Unity) pp (digi-Jennifer Pebbles-Ice Dots), string, my handmade buttons, cardstock, versamark dazzle, glitter gel pen.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

new images and a challenge

Challenge is closed.
Edit: My latest images 'Mia & Bosko' and 'Rustic Snowman' will be available Saturday 12!


It's release day at Squigglefly and I have two new images to show to you all. 'Mia & Bosko' and 'Rustic Snowman'. Most of you have already seen my Rustic Snowman.....I used him for Caardvarks Color It Challenge. I didn't win but my card was mentioned (along with a few other cards) can check that out here.

Like I mentioned already....Mia and Bosko are based on my daughter Mia (who is a Princess who LOVES cats, hearts, pink...). We have to cats but I borrowed the name Bosko from our friends cat who is an orange cat. My daughter loves this card!! It's ALL her! Every time I do a card with my Mia in mind I always end up with this colour scheme....and those are the colours in her bedroom! lol  I'm so happy with this image that I'm feeling inspired to add my other sons too!
I also made this card for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge.

click photo for a closer look

I am also announcing a CHALLENGE!! I'll be taking some time off blogging (I'll still be around)..there are so many things I need to do and it's December of coarse!! So why not have a challenge! Here are the rules:

  1. You must use my digi images (and you can buy them here).

  2. You can enter as many times you want  BUT not with the same image (sneaky of me!!).

  3. Link you card to Mr. Linky here on this post.

  4. Everyone is welcome to play along.

  5. Deadline is December 31

There is a prize for the winner. Some bits and bobs from my stash (I just want to add...these are all things I bought....I don't hand out things that were given to me as a gift....I tend to hoard those! LOL). There are two stamp sets (alphabet), cute monster clips that would go great with my monster images.......and I'm also giving away not 20, not 30, not 50, not 70 but......................

100 handmade fimo buttons!!!

Most of you know about Jennifer's Cards for Kids Drive.........I think my images would put a smile on their faces!

Anyways....go and check out what the rest of the team came up with!!

Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by!!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Mia & Bosko

Happy Friday!
TGIF!! I thought I'd give you a few sneak peeks at one of my new digi images that will be released tomorrow at's called 'Mia & Bosko' (Bosko pronounced Boshko).....this image is inspired by my daughter Mia who LOVES cats (and the colour pink, know..all the stuff Princesses love!). She LOVES it and when I showed it to her she that me mama? We have two cats that don't have names!!lol so I borrowed Bosko from our friends cat who's name is....Bosko!  


You like???

The other image that is being released is my 'Rustic Snowman' that most of you have seen. I made a card with it for the Caardvarks Colour it Challenge....I didn't win but I'm very, very HAPPY that my card (along with a few others) was mentioned in their blog and you can check that out and the winner here.

So I hope you pop by tomorrow. I will also announce a Challenge and all the details.

Have a great day and thanks for popping by!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jenn's blog candy!


The very TALENTED Jenn is have this AWESOME giveaway and I'm going to have to be honest and say....I HOPE I WIN!!!!
Just take a look!!

And please..........look at that card!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways for a chance to win these pretties go and check it out here!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

spray paint


The other day I was reading Becky's blog (I follow her blog and just LOVE her fresh, creative ideas and products) and was happy to see that I'm not the only person obssessed with spray painting!!! And I started spray painting out of necessity and not curiousity........I just couldn't find what I was looking for so I usually altered things. I love spray painting because it cheap and it could totally change the object your spray painting and bring a splash of colour (or not).

These 3 frames I bought years ago and they where all brown.........I LOVE brown but I have a bit too much brown so I spray painted them green (love green too) and I used an old rag to rub some of the paint off in order to see a bit of the original brown.

(my babies)

This frame was a very light pine that I spray painted white..............but I think I need a little colour...I'm thinking a yummy shade of pink!! Mia would love that!

I also spray painted this basket yellow (it was a light pine colour).

I have such a hard time finding lighting I like here in Zagreb!!! So I ended up spray painting these lights...both of them were this gold-bronze-ish colour.

I was excited when I saw chrome spray paint at the hardware this light matches all the other chrome fixtures in our bathroom.

Well, I'm busy working on my digi releases for the 5th of this month so hope you pop by and see what I have come up with and what my design team has come up with........also there will be a challenge annoucement!!

Have a great day!!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

tag for Lucija


Here's that tag I was all last minute...our neighbour told us about the bday party for Lucija (who turned 4 and is my daughters best friend) friday night.....I just LOVE CC Designs cute and fun to colour.
I punched out some snowflakes and covered them with glitter and added some stickles to the sweater. Coloured the stamp in with Copics.....I can't wait to get more....I can't really blend....only one brown, one pink and you can only do so much with one shade of brown.....

Thanks for popping by and have a great day!

materials - cardstock, buttons (Making Memories), pp (Cosmo Cricket), Cuttlebug embossing folders, tag (SU die), stamps (CC Designs), Copics, stickles, glitter, ribbon, Nest. die
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

jungle fever


I just wanted to share this card that Kelly CUTE is it!!!! just love it! Her colouring ROCKS!!! I know some people are a little hesitant to colour bigger spaces (like the hippo, lion..)...when I feel I can't pull it off with Copics then I turn to my coloured pencils....or I print out my images on pattern paper...

Recognize the's my handmade fimo creative is that!!

I wasn't planning on doing any cards this weekend......I have lots of catching up to do..........LOTS of buttons to make but I did make a last minute kids were invited to a birthday party tomorrow...I'll share that tomorrow........I used one of CC Designs stamps that I just ADORE!!! and I'm totally inspired to create my own character based on my daughter Mia and a cat (we have two.............she LOVES LOVES cats!!) so I plan on doing some major doodling!!

Have a great day!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Jane's Doodles Design Team!

I've got some AWESOME news today!!! I have a team of TALENTED ladies who took pity on me and decided to help me out with my digi images!! Most of you know that I started illustrating for Squigglefly and I have to say there's just not enough time in the day to do all I want to do.......BUT with the help of my friends...I will be able to do what I LOVE to do........and that is to doodle!!! You can check out my digi images here.

I'm sure you'll recognize some of these images below.... and some not.................

So I'll get right to no particular order........

I don't know how to thank these ladies enough for their time and creativity!!
I want to thank all who have contacted me and want to say it was a very difficult that involved tears, sweat, hair pulling and eventually eeny, meeny miny mo!! No seriously...I did only plan for 2-3 members but just couldn't keep it at that so after picking my top 3 I did eventually use the good ol' random org.!lol I just couldn't make up my mind!!

Please go and check out what these ladies have to say and show! (please keep in mind the time difference for some of the ladies)
Also I am planning a challenge that will involve my digi images and my handmade buttons...........but I'll leave the details for when the time comes! Squigglefly will now have weekly releases and I'm working on some new images and can't wait to share them with you.
A very talented guest designer will make an appearance here too!

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for popping by!
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Greetings!!

Here's my card for Dawn's colour challenge. I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics and Signature Christmas on this card.

I've got the stomach flu so I'm going to take some time off...........I'll still announce the members of my Design Team tomorrow so I hope you'll pop by!!

A HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my American friends! God bless!!

materials- stamps (PTI), cardstock, Spellbinders Shapeabilities (Nested Poinsettias), bling, brown chalk ink, ribbon
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

thinking of you


Here's my card for Lucy's Colour Challenge (yummy colours) and for the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge....although I think I was a little off with the sketch!! LOL I remember looking at it last this morning without rechecking I just went and made a card....oh well!

Have a great day.............big announcement on friday.......see ya then!!!

materials - stamps (PTI, Hero Arts), Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, versamark ink, chalk inks, chipboard hearts (making memories), fiskars boarder punch.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

rustic snowman

I drew this scene years ago........and pulled it out to create a digi image of it (now that I'm illustrating for Squigglefly).........but a much simpler version of it (without the wooden bird houses and all the details), so if you like this image it'll be available at Squigglefly on Dec. 5th!
I used some of those candy canes on this daughter saw them on the kitchen counter (that's where I work with fimo...near the stove) and she popped one in her mouth...didn't take long to figure out it wasn't REAL candy!LOL


I coloured this with my Derwent pencils that I LOVE! And since the challenge at Caardvarks is all about COLOUR...
I also used some glossy accents and my GellyRoll glitter pen to add some interest.


I'm going to try and finish my card for Lucy's challenge...........
Have a great day and thanks for popping by!

materials - cardstock, pp (making memories), stamps (sentiment PTI)...digi image (my own), button and candy cane (handmade by me), string, Derwent pencils, glossy accents, gellyroll glitter pen.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

coming soon!

I'm soooo EXCITED! Working on some stuff but I'll be back in a few days with the announcement!!

Also the ladies who won the fimo candy canes please email me your addresses!!

Take care!
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