Thursday, February 24, 2011

Freebie time - Fibbre-UbA 08

Hello there, it is time for couple of floral images. :) As always credit goes to Fibbre Publishing and I did just the clean up. I hope you like these. I do.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oh Please

Family History continues, and this is definitely clearly obviously 100% recognizable truly yours truly ME!!!

Image is Mo's, you can find her blog here -> Digital Pencil Too and link to the shop is -> Mo's Shop
 There are tons of wonderful full of life images. Now there's this song from one famous musical "Fiddler on the Roof".... ""If I Were a Rich Man"

As I mentioned very briefly, this is me. Again a true story behind the scene ;) Mum was very sick or something like that, and she asked a friend of hers to go shopping for a dress for me. OH PLEASE!!! Off we went to this high street clothing shop for kids. She picked this horrible RED itching dress with white horrible itching trimming on hem and probably on sleeves. Sleeves part can't remember because all that was shocking already. :D

Of course everyone can see how happy I was. Hih, I put my heart into this colorine. This is soooooo me, or did I mention it already? ;)

There is another theory for this face expression and sentiment. She is out in the garden and there have been slugs playing merry-go-round around her flower beds. I hate  can't handle  glitter. This is the very last proof that glitter and I don't match.

I adore this image.

One detail: The dress was for School's Christmas Party and 'Santa Claus' asked if anyone had courage to read a poem. I was up like a rocket!!!  This was the poem, actually it was my sister's, but...

We have a cat
and his name is Matt
And they all lived happily ever after
That's it!

(I got a goodie bag.)

Cardstock - Samuel Taylors
Digi - Mo's
Pencils - Prismacolors
Die Cut - Spellbinders
BP - old stock
Flower beds - Craft Essentials
Buttons - from my button trunk
Sentiment - freebie from blogland
Glitter glue - old stash
Specials -

Challenges, I would like take a part with this card, are:
Mo's Digital Challenge - Challenge #70 sketch (and image)
Cooking It Up With Katie  - #49 Blue, Blingy, Buttons
Top Tip Tuesday - Bling It On
I Did It Creations: Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes

Until next time, my friends :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Karen has a wonderful blog candy

cKaren's Winter Blog Candy

Stop adding your names there!!! (I'm kidding!!!) I want this one. Desperately!!! Look at this and you will aaah and oooh for a long time. Gorgeous candy.

You will have until midnight on Saturday, February 26th to enter the draw (see linky widget below for remaining time to enter). Karen will randomly select and announce the winner on Sunday, February 27th.

Wonderful, isn't it?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Glitter Does Not Like Me

'Glitter Does Not Like Me'
The title says it all. Wanted to add some glitter, but it looks like burnt porridge. ;) Colorine is thick on purpose, I wanted to have just very strong image with no shadows or lights, okay, okay, you know me better... I thought it was the only way to get two similar (identical) images. :D

Erm... dj and Lin, stickles? What is it? :D (oh this wonderful world of crafting and latin sound terminology, lol) And yes, I'm serious, but will search for it <3
Aaah... but how long it takes to dry? I've tried to use something like that, but it was wet/damp even the next day. How should I use heat gun to dry it up?

Cardstock - from Samuel Taylors
Digi - A Day For Daisies
Buttons -  old stash
Specials - Stitches first time on card :)
Mess Up - flippin glitter!

Challenges, this card was made for, is:
A Day For Daisies - Very Vintage
Top Tip Tuesday  - All Stitched Up

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Girl

First of all, I blame Dorcas (with love, of course!). When I saw her project last night, it was so marvellous that I just had to give a go. Here are the pics. Although first I thought I should have some kind of shimmering lense ;)

Following Dorcas' route, I found myself admiring Randi's blog, and oh boy, she has excellent tutorials how to make this things. Go and oooh yourself! :)

A really really nice couple in our congregation is celebrating a new baby girl. Congratulations!!!  This is to them.

Inside there is a flower pot, naturally! :) Inside walls needs papering :)

Geeezzzz... I need to be more accurate next time. IF there is going to be next time!

P.S. The two die cuts from the windows are pinned on the box and I'm using them as a greeting card. :)

Cardstock - old stash
Die Cut -Spellbinders

Flowers, and all extra - old stash
Specials - First ever this kind of project!!!

Challenges, I hope my card fits to, are:
A spoonful of sugar: Anything But a Card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Flowers Everywhere!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top Tipper of the Week

Yippee! I'm the TOP TIPPER OF THE WEEK!!! I thought my "bow apparatus" could be worth mentioning at  Top Tip Tuesday and it was :) I am sooooo pleased and very proud to grab my new badge :)

Thank you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring Is In The Air

This card is made for my son's girlfriend. I'm quite pleased the result, to be honest with you. Light cream linen and spring green card stock, spring green ribbon and hearts and flowers, not too much, not too plain.

Diamond inspiration came from Sarita's blog. Sarita is really creative and talented artist. Thank you so much!

Cardstock Cream Linen - Paper Mill
Cardstock Green  - Samuel Taylors
Diecut Diamonds - Spellbinders
Diecut flowerthingyribbon and letters L O V E - Sizzix
Ink - Ink It Up! 
Embossing Powder - Heat It up! Gold
Stamp - Present from a friend

I hope this fits to
DYSU #6 Ribbon (floral and satin)
Spoonful Of Sugar - Show Some Love

Yep, that's me for now :)

My Favourite Scripture

How is it possible that colouring could take so much time and actually it doesn't look like Mona Lisa or Night Watch what ever you do?

The sentiment is probably my favourite Scripture, it is Psalm 8:3-4, this is very special to me. Years ago we drove to Northern Finland, continued to Norway and if you now look at the map, it is marked with A.
I was sitting on the rocks and looking at the Arctic Sea and I remember how beautiful it was, how peaceful. This scripture is how I felt. So small and humble in front of something so great and wonderful.

Map copyright Google

Cardstock - Paper Mill (white hammered)
Digi - from Craft UK Collection
Pencils - Prismacolor Burnt Ochre (yes, one pencil only)
Blending - Johnson's Baby Oil
Capital W - Corel
Few dots of Anita's Metallic Copper Paint

Challenges, I would love to add this card:
Less Is More - Week 2 One layer
Totally Paper Crafts - Clean and Simple
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Nature

See you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chopping Board Needs a Job

If you have lets say few pencils and a chopping board you never use. If you have seen Lesley Crawford's Lazy Susan Coloured Pencil Holder AND you remembered there is a drill and drillbits somewhere hiding in your house...

This is the start:

I'm not sure what happens next. :D BUT Couple of hours later:

Here's a grid I printed and now I'm marking each pothole pencil hole with knitting needle and my tiny hammer. Hehee... this is so much fun! It has to be diagonal, because the chopping board is made of blocks, so it does not put too much pressure on seams. LOL, women logic?

Another couple of hours later: It looks okay. Marking is done, also a bit of sanding. Tomorrow I do a test drill, or should I say DRILL DRILL? lol. IF the result is what I'm aiming for, block is full of holes, and after another sanding session it will get a lick of paint.

Yeah, that is what I'm aiming for... lol.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black White Pink Thank You

Hi again,
I found this wonderful new challenge blog Less is More and it took me less than a nano second to fall in love with them. This is from their blog: "A new weekly challenge blog, published each Saturday, starting on February 5th and dedicated to the making of Clean and Simple cards is coming."

Monthly basis they will be having this rota
Week 1 Colour
Week 2 One Layer
Week 3 Theme
Week 4 Sketch or Recipe
Week 5 Lucky Dip

Yay!!! Of course I want to be counted in from the very beginning! This is the start:

The process went like this: I was in front of my desk and all the indegrients flew to me and here it is. 

Cardstock (blank pink card + pink envelope) from OSCC
Die Cut -Nellie's (lace type frame) and Spellbinders (the book)
Pink Rose - Craft UK, bought from OSCC

Less is More - Week 1 Colour Challenge Pink, Black and White
Top Tip Tuesday  - Frame It

Until next time, my friends!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Freebie time - Fibbre-UbA 07

Fabbri Publishing is the source and I did the cleaning up. 300dpi jpg.

See you next time :)

P. S. On the sidebar there is a tiny note of upcoming blog candy ;)

Mad About You

Sometimes less is more.

Cardstock - Old stash
Digi - N/A
Pencils - N/A
Die Cut - N/A
BP - Robyn's Fetish
Embellishments - Old stash (black ribbons, red bows a 4 "jewels" one on each bow)
Specials -

Challenges, my card fits to, are:
Do You Stack Up? - #5 - Red Hot!
Cooking It Up With Katie -  #48 - Show me your Red Ribbon Corners!
Crafts and Me Challenges - Red
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes (definitely all time favourite subject)
Cup Cake Challenge  - Seeing Red

See you! :)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Why The Chicken REALLY Crossed The Road

Finally the secret will be revealed why the chicken REALLY crossed the road? (Dorcas told me!!!)

The True Story of "Why"

and that, my friend, is:

"Why the chicken crossed the road" …

Thursday, February 03, 2011

BFF and ever

Family history continues...

This is definitely my brother :) with our cat called Lucifer. Lucifer was big, orange tabby and when I saw Mo's image (Tolerance by name), it clicked and I knew I found a perfect one. My brother has probably never raised this finger or wrist against anyone. Peace loving gentleman he is. From very young age he designed clothes and assumably these trousers he is wearing are decorated by him. For some reason he is a bit pale on the card, but that's just the light.

This is the first time I tried to colour sky, also this is the first time I have a card with digi from Mo. Her designs are warm and full of life. My colouring is based on Dorcas' teachings! Thank you both!

Cardstock - Tesco
Digi - Mo Manning (MY FIRST)
Pencils - Prismacolors
Die Cut - Fiskars
BP - digital doodling
Embellishments -  from my bottomless jars
Specials - To My Brother

Challenges, my card fits to, are:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Challenge #68 "Lots of Love"
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #98 - Buttons, Buttons, Whose Got The Buttons
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #12 Love

Hi Ho, Lets Go!