Saturday, June 30, 2012

200 Posts Means A Movie Inspired Candy

This is my blog post #200 
(Sticky! Roll down to see latest posts, please.)

To celebrate this unexpected event, here's a candy!

To be eligible just link your blog or add a comment, but:

Create a card/anything inspired by a film.
Don't tell the name of the film, it's more fun guessing! 

I would be delighted if you could advertise this
by adding link on your blog and also become my follower. 

Blog Candy will run till 30th June 2012 23.59 BST 
(British Summer Time)

Because this is a celebration, candy is embellishments,
top left corner there are 3 bags of my handcrafted flowers :)

My own entry - Film is: __________________________

Link your creation here and this candy on your blog. Leave me a comment, please :) No prisoners taken thou ;)

My guesses:
2. Batman Begins  (I got this right!)
3. Cut Throat Island  (Got this wrong)
4. Saturday Night Fever (NOT confirmed)
5. Star Trek  (I got this right!)
6. Mousetrap (Got this wrong)


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Easy Pram Template

There's a easy 3/4 circle pram template for free to use. After these, and also after few cakes and boxes, I ended up spending some time trying to make a template.

How to download this?
1. Over the picture, RIGHT CLICK and "OPEN LINK IN A NEW TAB"
2. Go to that tab.
4. Save and then open the image.

It is measured A4, and you can just print it.

Page 1.
Page 2.

Any suggestion and corrections, please feel free comment. Feedback is always welcome!

Depending the decoration, you come up with something like this :)
(I put qtips to hold the wheels, but that was just extra.)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tricolor Tilda

Hehee, Tilda!

Someone said to me lately that I've fallen in love with Tilda (Di Sixsmith!), I replied, no, not fallen in love, this is just a crush.

Colours are not showing correctly, because miss Tilda's dress and shoes are darker blue. Or could it be me?  Serait-ce moi? Moi? Hih, I think so. Definitely.

One thing is for sure, I love coloring on kraft, and hope will improve :) Can you see embossed backing papers? Card is a bit dull, but with r-w-b it's sort of DIFFICULT! It doesn't matter who ever much you love the colours. Sometimes you just don't get it right. Hehe, this was my excuse :P

Image Magnolia Tilda something
Colorine Prismacolors
Die cutting Marianne and Spellbinders
Roses homemade using Marianne die
Embossing by Fiskars plates (lovely)
Backing paper top: Tim Holtz Core'dination Kraft
Gems stash

Challenges this has been made for (of course also just for fun!)
Thanks for stopping by! Mwah!
The tiny reminder :) Here is my 200 bloggings candy.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Calendar says June, and it means summer. Sunshine, warmth, swimming, sun bathing, ah.
Nothing beats those childhood summers, right?

Image - Mo Manning
Kraft - Papermania
Colorine - Prismacolors
Design Paper - Mo Manning (bottom)
Design Paper - freebie from some craft magazine (top)
All the rest - stash

Couple of nice challenges:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

3D Round Cake Template

Hiya again!

Here is my tip for Top Tip Tuesday: 

3D things made of paper and card are beautiful and also quite challenging sometimes. I've been thinking about templates and how to make one easy to follow and of course wanted the result be stunning. Who wouldn't?

Next one is the display box for the cake. Watch this space. :)

Managed to sort out a template for the round cake you can see HERE. Ohmydearme what a task. :D
Any questions and feedback are welcome. Mwah!
It's measured for A4 and you need both pages. Tiers are 10cm, 7cm and 4cm diameter.

Good luck!

How to download this?
1. Over the picture, RIGHT CLICK and "OPEN LINK IN A NEW TAB"
2. Go to that tab.
4. Save and then open the image.

It is measured A4, and you can just print it.

Page 1

Page 2.

Thanks for visiting and just a reminder what it looks like:

I asked my fellow crafters to test the template.




Thank you, ladies. This is a nice confidence boost <3

One Challenge 
Top Tip Tuesday - #78 Sparkles Galore In honour of the Diamond Jubilee  

Friday, June 15, 2012

3D Prototype Round Cakes - Update

Update: Friday 15th June 2012
Made a stand and tried something different kind of decoration.

Another cake on the mantel piece. :)

I should wait until the decoration is done but actually these will end up in the bin, but it is so nice to try new things! 

You can't see properly, but the I cut pair of swans and one big heart shape on the back "wall".

Thanks for visiting :)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

3D-Cake Prototype

Just for fun. 
This is my first ever 3D cake card and display box. 
Or keepsake as we call it. 

Next one will be better but oh, I really liked making this. 

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time ships were made of wood and pirates were conquering all seven seas. Not all, there was this one brave law abiding citizen, who thought and practiced that words were more powerful than any sword.

Frederic Isaac talked sense to the pirates (of the seven seas) and got hold of gold treasure from the bottom of one of those seven (already mentioned) seas.

Sentiment is a folded mini card, tried to add a mini envelope, but this 300gms kraft was a bit too thick.

I'm so pleased how the chests came out :) Glossy accent and Do Crafts glitter, oh sparkling! Really caught on camera <3

Flash won't do justice, sorry to say, but true. Frederic Isaac's suit has shading, but well, here we are. Frederic Isaac Newton is actually the name of my apple tree, but this image needed a proper name :)

Image - Kraftin Kimmie was stamped on kraft using Memento Tuxedo ink
Treasure Chests - old stash stamp
Ships - old stash stamp
Kraft - Papermania
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Colorine - Prismacolors
Glossy Accent and gold glitter

Challenge or two (or few)

Top Tip Tuesday - #78 Sparkles Galore In honour of the Diamond Jubilee (I love the word "sparkles" here)
Desmet Designs - For the Men and Boys
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock - Cards for Him
Tammy Scrapin Corner - For the Boys
The Pink Elephant - Masculine
Whoopsi Daisy  - Bling
Dream Valley Challenges - For that Special Guy
One Stitch At A Time - The man in Your Life
Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - It`s a Male Thing
 Scrappy Frogs - Celebrate Men
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - For that Special Guy
The Crafty Pad - Let`s Hear It For The Boys
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - SIR - #132 Under the Sea
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Travel
Delicious Doodles - For the Fellas
Poodles Parlour -  Male
Simply Create Too - MaleStamp Man - For a Man
C.R.A.F.T.  - Male card
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Male card
S J Papercrafts - All about the boy plus use something old from your stash (glitter has been hiding in the drawer at least a year, as well as mini chest and ship)

Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Bit Different

Now after finding foam and how easy it is cutting, I have some swirls and branches and cuts waiting for to be added on cards. Well, this is the latest.

Digi from Whoopsi Daisy
Kraft from Craft UK
Ribbon from stash
Die cut Marianne Branch 
Blings from stash
Distressing paper TH Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Embossing Fiskars plate Raindrops

Challenge or two
Digi Makeover Challenge - Tic Tak Toe (kraft, uncolored image, embossing)
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge - must use digi – Back to Nature
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element -#163 Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes

Saturday, June 09, 2012

There Is a Little Boy Inside Every Man

Gorgeous Mo Manning image + kraft + prismacolors, what else could girl ask for?

Different angles :)

More :)
This is taken without flash.

Image Mo Manning 
Sentiment Lili of the Valley
Colours Prismacolors
Kraft 300gsm card blank from Papermania 
Cardstock 300gsm A4 cut 6x6
Design Papers top: Magnolia, bottom: Tim Holtz Kraft Collection
Swirl Joy Crafts
Roses cut using Marianne flower dies (5 sizes) and rolled up + glitter glue
Bubbles have tiny drop of Glossy Accent 
Gems Poundland
Die Spellbinders S4-133

Challenge or two :)

Stampalot Challenge - BINGO* (handmade flowers, green, bling)
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Come and Get It Challenges - Flowers & butterflies (butterfly bp)
Southern Girls - Things with wings  (butterfly bp)
Whimsy Inspiration - #42 things with wings  (butterfly bp)

:) Thanks for stopping by! 
There's a small blog candy -> HERE

Thursday, June 07, 2012


How to make a horse look like a zebra?
Give me a picture and some colouring stuff, that's all. 
Well, at least a brown zebra.
It doesn't look this bad in real life. Honest! ;)

Image Lili of the Valley
Colours Promarkers
Papers: top is from Papercraft Inspirations and polkadots is my design
Some satin ribbon, twine, pearls and nice lace.
Sewing machine is actually a nice thing and sewing around a card is fun!

Hope you like this :)

Challenges for this one:

Addicted to Stamps - BINGO (sewing, lace, 2 buttons)
Let`s Ink It Up - Use Your Favourite Embellishments (ribbon and pearls)
Penny Black and More - All My Favourite Things (ribbon, pearls, Promarkers...)
The Ribbon Girls - Use Ribbon or Lace
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly Cute as a Button
Creatalicious Challenges - Bingo (lace, ribbon, buttons)
I Love Promarkers - #120 for a little girl 
Tuesday Throwdown - 101 Friendship
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - White lace is approx 20 yrs old

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Golden Pram

Here we go, finally made a pram worth blogging (properly). Today the weather was sunny and again garden table was calling my name. 

Packed my crafty stuff and made these. Wheel trims are Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets and I think they're spot on! Icing are those pearls in the middle of the trims.

Hood is made of eight strips.The easiest way to get lace nicely set was sewing.

Bottom is gold paper punched using Fiskars embossing border punch.

Mobile of course (sort of) is satin ribbon and golden hearts punched and glued two together (2 big ones and 2 small ones). End of handlebar is a button.

Hehe, hood was glued and then I realized I left BLUE brads there. Too late to rip those off. I punched 2 tiny stars and glued them on top of the brads. Desperate times call for desperate measures. ;)

300gsm cardstock
300gsm hammered gold cardstock
100gsm gold paper
Spellbinders die
Go Kreate dies
Fiskars punch
2 x buttons
2 x brads
Glue and sewing machine.

Couple of challenges:
Crafts and Me - #87 lace
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Anything Goes (lace is really old)
Just Keep on Creating - #2 anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Embellishment Blog Candy ;)

Monday, June 04, 2012

Never Say Never

Really! Never ever say never. Where does this come from (this time)?
Well... Magnolia and I don't match.No. Njet, Ei. Nej, Nope. 
I just couldn't resist this cute little sweet gorgeous Edwin, because dummy is so nicely his tiny little nose and mouth!

About colorine... I wanted to follow Color Throwdown challenge
and Promarkers Sandstone, Lipstick Red, Vanilla and Pastel Blue. Nothing else.

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Doily
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
Color Throwdown - colors*
Crafts and Me - #86 ribbon
The Ribbon Girls - Use Ribbon or Lace
Crafty Ribbons - Easel cards

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Remember my little blog candy!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

It Is Pouring Down - Summer

We had fabulous few sunny days and now it's pouring down. Anyway, it's good for my apple tree and no need to wash the car, because rain does it. Hahah!

Today is a big day for The Queen Elizabeth II, but have to say, it really is raining on her parade! I was watching happenings in London Thames, and poor poor people, they are like drowned rats. Raining cats and dogs. Well, enough of rain related quotes, right?

Girl With a Sign is sweet digital stamp from Mo Manning and because I couldn't decide the sentiment, I left it blank and also removable. :)

I like her shoes.

A close up.

Image - Mo Manning Girl With a Sign
Kraft - Papermania 300 gsm card
Colorine - Prismacolors
PB Daisy - Papercraft Inspiration freebie
Swirls - Joy Crafts
Flourishes - Tonic punch
Card shape - Go Kreate

Challenge or two
Crafty Ribbons - Easel cards
Shelly's Images - Pick at least 2: ribbon, bling, blue, flowers, markers, a digi, monchromatic colour scheme, punched border (flowers + digi)
Deep Ocean Challenge #26 Swirls
Die Cuttin' Divas - must include a Die-cut -#67 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - #70 Anything goes!
Shopping Our Stash - #53 May Flowers (Anything Floral Related)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Tandastamps - Something new (Girl With a Sign digital stamp)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #80 Anything goes
Divas by Design - 2E - #37 anything goes
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) - Weather related w/ a Mo image
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Summer

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 01, 2012


Nestor is celebrating just because he got his washing out. :)
I really like making "men" cards, or cards for men, you know what I mean!

Sort of close up.

Image - Digi Doodle Shop "Deputy"
Papers - Helz Cuppleditch Pepper series
Kraft - Papermania 300 gsm cardstock 
Colorine - Prismacolors
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley

Challenge or two:

2 Sisters - #93 Bring on the boys
One Stop Craft - #184 For the Boys
Frilly and Funkie - vintage - kraft and twine
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Get the bunting out

Yay! Have a good long Bank Holiday Weekend!