Tuesday, November 30, 2010

gift card holder

I know I said I'm going to take a few days off...but I promise...I will now (I have the darn flu now!!).

We're having grey gloomy weather so it's really hard to see all the stamping I did on the Kraft paper (I used Hero Arts Ledger, Clouds and Holiday Dolls-the snowflakes)...I also stamped HA Clouds on the pale blue paper too.

Don't you just love the frost on the tree!!! ;)

And here's my little pocket perfect for a gift card or money!

Thanks for popping by....see you soon!
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Monday, November 29, 2010

handmade embellishments

Edit: Handmade embellishments - sold
Edit: my 'wish' tag was featured on SRM FB here. ;)

Just popped in to share this fun project....I made some handmade embellishments....will be adding this to my Etsy shop later on.

I added some of my handmade buttons, roses and daisies...I made this daisy for our wedding invitations...I wish I knew about the whole make your own mold thing back then...would have saved me lots of time! ;)

I will be making lots of different colour combos and adding them to my Etsy shop asap.

I also wanted to share this cute tag I made....my kids went to a birthday party on Sunday (our neighbours 2 daughters had their birthday party...Lucija turned 5 and Matea turned 1).

This is Matea's tag....she's soooo CUTE...I call her bunny!! I bought her a big bag full of mega blocks!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

another challenge card


Here's another card I made for the Embellish Magazine Holiday Color Challenge....just LOVE these colours!

I was so inspired by this find at Etsy....I just LOVE the different patterns used!

Anyways....I think I'm going to take a little break from the blog...a few days...my back needs it! ;)

But before I take off I have to announce the winners of my Joy Snowman giveaway...they are....


Email me and I'll send over Mr. Joyful to you!
Thanks for stopping by...Enjoy your weekend...take care!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

HA Challenge and handmade roses

Edit: Handmade roses sold out. ;) Will add more asap.


It's been too long since I played along with one of Hero Arts Challenges!! So I just managed to squeeze in this tag last minute!

I used the adorable HA snowman and coloured him with copics and added glitter....he's sooo CUTE! I also used HA Ledger (LOVE LOVE) for the background, snowflakes are from the Holiday Dolls set and I spelled out 'to' and 'from' using their Small Variety Alphabet set.

I distressed the tag using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Tea Dye (2 of my favourites)...

And now about my little sneak peek from yesterday's post...

I will be adding my handmade roses to my Etsy Shop later on.....do you like? ;)

For my tag I used a SRM sticker and the GORGEOUS pattern paper is one from Nina's Vintage Basics digital paper packs! LOVE it!

ok...can't sit here any longer..my neck hurts....
Have a great day!!
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

gingerbread house cookie

I made this card for the Moxie Fab World
Tuesday Trigger - It's Snowing Gingerbread.

I printed out the Gingerbread House digi stamp on kraft paper, then did some distressing with inks and decided to go and use some Copic markers to go a little darker....I wanted to make it look like a baked gingerbread house cookie.... adding white glitter for the icing. It looks better in real life...not very good lighting..the sun is hiding behind the fog this morning!

Here's a little sneak peek of tomorrow post....

Well my back and neck are still killing me...  :(
Have a great day!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 challenges

Edit: I've been Blog Spotted:Glitter! ;)

Edit: I just saw that Jennifer and Derek won!!! Yeehaw! We don't get DWTS here in Croatia...so I go to YouTube. I only watched Jennifer and Derek....teared up every dance...first I can't help but think of Patrick Swayze...and then there's Jennifer...HOLY COW!!! and then there's the realization that she's 50 and her body rocks...then I look at mine...then I break into ugly cry!! ;)

I created this card for the Embellish Magazine : Holiday Color Challenge. I just LOVE LOVE this colour combo!!

For the polka dots I used my own stamp set Jane's Bakery (stamp like 'butta'!!) which you can find here.... using one of my favourite colours of ink - Brilliance Rocket Red Gold...it's such a yummy shimmery red! I added green gems and brown glitter to this beautiful SU Reindeer.

I also used my handmade buttons in a shimmery red colour.....so I'm pretty sure this card qualifies for the Make it Shine Challenge over at 2Peas too! ;)

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

joyful snowman


I'm popping in to share this card I made for the Make it Shine Challenge over at Two Peas. I also decided to go ahead and try out one of Jennifer's Holiday Thinking Inking techniques - Block Backgrounds and I'm addicted! How fun!!

I used my digi stamp Joy Snowman available at Die Cuts R Us (which by the way is having a sale so pop on over to see the details).

I used Versa Color Silver to stamp the stars (which are from Hero Arts Holiday Dolls clear stamp set). I added some Stickles in Frosted Lace on the snowflakes I punched out. And some chunky glitter for the snow...I also added a bit of the chunky glitter on the 'joy' sign...so cute!

ok...my stiff neck turned into a stiff back....really bad...hopefully it'll get better soon. I do have something new to share...something that I will possibly sell at my Etsy Shop....handmade....can you guess what! ;) ...hope you stop by again!
Take care!

Oh yeah...if you'd like to win my Joy Snowman please leave a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner or two!
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

are you kidding me!!

ok...I just have to share...how flippin HAPPY am I!!!! First I pop on over to Jennifer's blog and she says this about my handmade buttons:

•I am addicted to these handmade buttons... and she has some in stock!

Then this morning (I woke up with the worst stiff neck in my life....painful!!) I get another AWESOME surprise.....the FABULOUS Betsy used my Vintage Santa (which you can get here at Squigglefly....I removed it from my Etsy shop). You can check out for yourself at Betsy's BRILLIANT blog here.

Totally GORGEOUS!! Looks like a postage stamp!
LOVE Betsy... I even bought this card just because I LOVE it.

I keep it on my desk for inspiration.

You all know that I love to share my digi stamps so if you'd like to give my Vintage Santa a try leave a comment and I'll choose a winner...or two! ;)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

exciting news...


Popped in to share some news with you...it'll be easier if you check it out for yourselves here!

Take care!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010


....300 buttons....

...240 more to go!!! yikes!

I created some new shades that I will hopefully add to my Etsy Shop soon and they are....

Sand and Snow, Rich Berries 
Midnight and Pastels.

And now for the winners of my Pumpkin digi stamps...Random Org. choose...

Paper Trails by a Paper Lover

Congrats...email me so I can send them over to you!!

I hope to come back with a card or two soon!
Have a great day!!
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Festival


I knew exactly what I was going to create when I saw the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: Fall Festival Challenge!!
(sorry about the quality of the photos)

I printed out my pumpkin (digi) template twice....
(I offered this a while back as a freebie so feel free to grab it if you like...just right click and save.)

...one for the cardbase and the other as a template.

Used my PTI and SU flower dies and a yummy SRM sticker! I had so much fun making this card!!

I used PTI distress inks and Tim Holtz Distress inks to distress my card.

I LOVE pumpkins and would love to give some of my pumpkin digi stamps away so leave me a comment if you're interested! ;)

Single Pumpkin (Squigglefly)
Pumpkin Patch (Claudia & Co. Stamps) 

Have a FAB weekend!
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Friday, November 12, 2010


Edit : I used polymer clay (which is what Fimo is).


Just popped in to share this clay pear I made...isn't it CUTE!!

I personalized it using Hero Arts Small Variety Alphabet stamp set and did a little distressing using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Tea Dye.

Wouldn't they make cute Christmas ornaments...I'd make them a little bigger...I gotta figure out how I would package this for shipping...any ideas??
I think I will add some to my Etsy Shop....perhaps do a little giveaway! ;)

I'm sooooo busy with button orders (over 500 buttons in total!!!!!!), drawing, drawing and drawing!!!
Anyways...I hope you all have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

winners and joyful snowman

Edit : there are a few cards using my stamps over at the Claudia & Co. blog here featuring Skating Mia and Joy Snowman! ;)

I'm back to announce the winners....using Random.Org ... the Party the Penguin and goodies winner is number

Congrats Charlene!

And the winners of my Skating Mia and Gingerbread House are numbers...


Congrats Justine and Deb Lorence!!

Ladies please email me so I can get the info I need to send you your prizes!!! ;)

And thanks to all who played along! ;)

While I'm here...I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of another cute snowman digi stamp I drew up for Claudia & Co. Stamps...

Isn't he just JOYFUL!!! ;)
He's available here.

I'll be back soon with a card featuring this joyful snowman and will be giving one away!
Have a great day!!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter Party Release

It's Winter Party Release time at Claudia & Co. Stamps and I have 3 new releases for you!
First up is this rubber stamp...

Very simple and cute!

Here's another card using this sweet penguin that I also paired up with a gorgeous Hero Arts cling Starry Night. I also covered him with black glitter!

I wrote the sentiment myself...just too lazy to go to the basement to get more stamps! ;)

I think this one is my favourite! Don't they just look like newly weds!!!! ;) What a cute card to give to someone who just got married!

I also used Hero Arts cling Flourish Background and the sentiment is a SRM sticker...LOVE them!

On to another image...my Gingerbread House digi stamp.

You need major self control with this digi stamp.....mighty easy to get carried away with glitter, stickles, glossy accents.....;)

I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Holiday Dolls stamp set inside the card.

And last but not lease....another Mia digi stamp!!

For those who are new to Mia...this stamp is based on my 5 year old daughter...who by the way has the biggest, roundest eyes ever!! ;) When we brought her home from the hospital the first thing her older brother (by 2.5 years) said was baby and pointed to her eyes and said CIRCLES!!! ...it still makes me giggle! ;)

Here's a tag I made with Skating Mia...used another SRM sticker...yum!

Mia's best friend's (and our neighbour) birthday is this month and this tag will be attached to her gift! 

Now...if you need MORE..go and check out what my DT came up with...

And speaking of Lucy...I'm sad..sniff sniff...to say she's leaving...sob, sob... Jane's Doodles DT...sniff, sob...I'll be fine..sob...therapy is helping...sniff, sniff! LOL ;)
But really....I will miss working with her terribly and I don't know how to thank her for all she's done!! xoxo

Before I start to sob!! ;)...please go and check what my TALENTED Guest Designers came up with....

AND if you'd like to get your hands on these new releases I'm having two giveaways...

The first one is for Party Time Penguin (along with some bits and bobs).

(Party Time Penguin stamp, red/white bakers twine, glittery handmade buttons, red and green glitter, acrylic block, Versa Color Silver ink)

The SECOND is for the digi stamps Skating Mia and Gingerbread House.

So if you're interested please leave me a comment!

Also I added a few more of my Jane's Bakery clear stamp set to my Etsy Shop here. For those who already bought one THANK YOU! I can't wait to hear what you think and see your creations! ;)

Thanks for popping by!
Have a great day!
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