Tuesday, June 30, 2015

need a hug

 Need a hug? If you ask me you can never give or receive too many hugs! :)

I created this card using my Jungle Baby stamp set (I'm sold out but there are a few left at Simon Says Stamp) which I coloured with Graph'it markers. The sentiment is from my Nuts About You set.

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Monday, June 29, 2015


My family took a little afternoon trip to Medvedgrad and I thought it would be nice to share here on my blog and instead of me trying to explain Medvedgrad I am quoting Wikipedia! :)

Medvedgrad (pronounced [mědʋedɡraːd]Croatian for bear-town or city of bears; is a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. For defensive purposes it was built on a hill, Mali Plazur, that is a spur of the main ridge of the mountain that overlooks the city. On a clear day the castle can be seen from far away, especially the high main tower. Below the main tower of the castle is Oltar Domovine (Altar of the homeland) which is dedicated to Croatian soldiers killed in the Croatian War of Independence.

Here are a couple of views of the Alter of the Homeland which is dedicated to the soldiers. I pray for this country. It's a difficult place to live right now, the recession just keeps going, so many people are leaving because there is no work and if you find work the pay is miserable. I cannot tell you how many times I am asked 'why are you still here? why don't you go back to Canada?'.  This country has so much potential it's mind blowing but it needs a government that isn't corrupt as it has been up til now..... anyways....

A little history curtesy of Wikipedia.

The fortress was constructed after the Mongol invasion of 1242 when the city of Zagreb was destroyed and burned to the ground.
It was built by Philippe (de genere Türje), bishop of Zagreb, between 1249 and 1254; later it was owned by bans of Slavonia. After an earthquake in 1590, the fortress was heavily damaged and abandoned. It remained in ruins until recently when it was partly restored and now offers a panoramic view of the city from an altitude of over 500 meters (1,600 ft).
Notable Croatian and Hungarian poet and ban of Slavonia Janus Pannonius (Ivan Česmički) died in the Medvedgrad castle on March 27, 1472.

Once you climb to the top of the tower you get a gorgeous view of Zagreb.

This is the chapel of St. Filip and Jacov..... which my son Jakov was feeling pretty proud about! ;)

To the right of the photo above is a restaurant (temperarily closed...I noticed construction being done here and there...water damage etc). We took my mom here when Mia was born...the food was awesome!

I bought Mia little metal birdie earrings at the gift shop. :) 

Marko and I have been on a Lord of the Rings and Hobit movies kick and we both agreed it felt like the Dwarfs could pop out at any minute! I just love visiting historical places!

Until next time City of Bears!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

winner + 20% Off Weekend Sale!


Thank you to all who hopped along! :) I announced the winner over at the Jane's Doodles blog AND the 20% sale has been extended to a weekend sale!


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Jane's Doodles Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + 20% Off

Edit: winner will be announced tomorrow and pre order sets are also available for the 20% off sale!


Welcome to another JD release blog hop! 

I'm adding two new sets to the shop...

and Winnie

I made a very simple card with my Anemone stamp set using watercolours to colour it. So quick and easy (the sentiment is from my Roses set which I stamped with gold ink). I think this would have looked even better if I heat emobossed the flower with gold embossing powder (which I don't have and need to buy asap!).

I need to use up some pattern paper and scraps (I just don't have space to hoard anything!). So that's what I did with this card using my Winnie stamp set.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

I did some fussy cutting (I always try to keep my images easy to cut out...I hope to have coordinating dies in the future).

For my final card I did some masking and kept it very simple and a one layered card. I just LOVE this stamp set....I think it's one of the cutest halloween sets if I do honk my own horn thank you very much! ;)

And as always I coloured with my Graph'it markers.

On to the blog hop....I usually giveaway the sets that are being released but I think from now on I will giveaway a $50 gift certificate for my shop...because I know not everyone like Halloween. So make sure to leave comments as you hop for a chance to with a $50 Jane's Doodles gift certificate AND all stamps are 20% for the next 24 hours! :)

Here's the order of the hop

See ya at the end!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

friday favs on a thursday

It's Friday favourites on a Thursday because tomorrow it's the Jane's Doodles blog hop! 

I LOVE everything!

I LOVE Greek food......L.O.V.E! And I dream of going to Greece! 

I prefer orange nails and lipstick over red. Love!

I need one!

See ya tomorrow!

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