Saturday, 24 April 2010

Make A Wish

Good evening!

I finally made a card using some of my new stash and I'm entering the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - the challenge is called "Happy Birthday".
Craft-alnica challenge has a very lovely photo as an inspiration. While making my card, I had the yellow rose from the photo in my mind and even the lamp (although the lamp in the stamp is different) and the book (the story about the Aladine's lamp is from a book). Also, the photo makes me think of something old, the days long gone by and so does my card.
the ABC challenge is at the letter "S" - "Sparkle"
Whiff of Joy challenge, I followed the sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge has the theme - "Distressing".

I used some of my new Whiff of Joy stamps for this card. Both the cute genie and the sentiment are part of the April stamp kit - 1001 Nights. The papers are My Minds Eye - "Bloom and Grow" and they came, just like the flowers and the brads from the Secret Crafter shop. I also used my distress ink "Vintage Photo" here, for the first time. You can probably notice, that it was used for the first time... I guess like with everything else, it takes some time and practice. The corner stamp is Queen Kat Designs.

I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and added glitter on the lamp. I received some very pretty glitter glues from my nephew and sister. :)

This is the sketch at the Whiff of Joy:

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely evening! :)

PS.If you'd like to win some very pretty stamped images, just check out this post! :)

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Neke nove stvarcice/Some new goodies...

Zdravo svima!
Pogledajte sta mi je stiglo jutros! Whiff of Joy kit "1001 Noc"! :)

Hello everyone!
Look what arrived this morning! Whiff of Joy's "1001 Nights" kit! :)

A ove stvarcice su stigle prosle nedelje, kupljene su kod Secret Crafter-a. Tako mi je drago, sto izmedju ostalog, konacno imam i "distress ink pad".

And these things arrived last week and they were bought at the Secret Crafter. I'm so glad that among other things, I finally have a distress ink pad. :)

I zadnje, ali ne najmanje bitno, moram iskoristiti ovu priliku da jos jednom kazem "Hvala" mojoj dragoj prijateljici Anne koja vrlo dobro zna zasto! ;)

Prijatan dan! :)

And last, but not least, I must use this opportunity to say "Thank You" to my dear friend Anne once more, who knows very well why! ;)

Have a great day! :)

Friday, 16 April 2010

A Diagonal Double Pocket card

I made my first ever Diagonal Double Pocket card, following a great tutorial at the Split Coast Stampers. This weeks challenge in the Sugar Nellie section is to make A Diagonal Double Pocket card, so I used two (maybe even my favourite) Sugar Nellie stamps for the card.
I'm also entering the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft challenge which has the theme - "Childhood Memories"
Papertake Weekle challenge with the theme - "Cutie Pie"
Cute card Thursday, the challenge is - "Touchy Feely"

The stamps are both from the "Home Grown" range, "To catch a Big Fish" and "Purrfect Playmates". The heart stamp is SU, the paper, ribbon and the rope are from stash.

I coloured the images with watercolour pencils and have you noticed something? I didn't colour in the fish... I wanted to cover it with golden glitter glue and then I simply forgot and only when I already took and uploaded the photos I noticed it. lol I added the glitetr now, but I just can't take the photos again.

Well, thank you for stopping by and have a great day :)

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Dusting is fun :)

Good evening!
I inked up four of my new "Belles 'n Whistles" last night and today I made a card using one of the images. I'm entering the following challenges with it:

Roses on Paper/Belles'n Whistles challenge is -"Layers".
Papertake Weekly challenge - I followed the sketch
Stamp Something challenge - has the theme - "Stitch somethings"
Timbroscrapmania the challenge is "Distressing"

The stamp is "Belle Dusting", from the Belles'n Whistles, Spring/Clean/Summer collection. Isn't she adorable!? The sentiment stamp is Stampendous, the papers are K&Co - "Sparkly Sweet". The flower stamps are Queen Kat Designs and SU. The lace and the ribbon are from stash.

The image has been coloured with watercolour pencils.

This is the sketch at the Papertake Weekly:

Thnak you for stopping by and have a lovely evening! :)

Friday, 9 April 2010

They are here!! :)


I just wanted to show you what the postman brought this afternoon! Look at these beauties!

That's right, the entire newest Spring/Clean/Summer collection from "Belles 'n Whistles" ! Woohoo! Aren't the stamps the most adorable ones!?

Maybe you remember, I was a random winner from the Where do they live" challenge which I entered in March and I won the whole release! Check out the Belles 'n Whistles blog.

Thank you so much, Summer , you rock! :)

I will hopefully have a card to show you later tonight, or tomorrow morning, I just need to decide which one of these cutie pies to ink up first!? :)

Hugs, Vanja

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

My first Tri Fold Sutter card


I made my first ever Tri Fold Sutter card following this fabulous tutorial at the Split Coast Stampers. I made it for the new challenge that has been posted in the Sugar Nellie section.
Also for the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge - which has the theme - Ribbons and Bows".
Stamp Something challenge - with the theme - "Pink Somethings".

I used one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps, Rope Swing. The heart stamp is SU, the papers are from stash, while the flowers are Poppicrafts.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the Sugar Nellie challenge at the Split Coast Stampers, there is a goody bag to be won by one lucky participant again. Also, the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge, check out thefabulous DT samples, as well the Stamp Something challenge. :)


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Amazing blog candy and new challenge blog


Have you seen the most amazing blog candy that one lucky winner is going to win on the In2Stamps blog. Well, just click on the picture bellow or follow the link to read all about it.

The new release is comming out and this blog candy is open till may 1st. :)

I also wanted to let you know that the Crafting Life's Pieces challenge started with a new blog.

They will have a new challenge posted every month and they already have a sketch posted for April. Check the April challenge here.

Also they are looking for the DT members. The call is open till April 23rd. To read more about it, go here.

Lorraine is giving away this beauiful stamp, just look at those cutie pies.

You have time to enter till Wednesday, just click on the picture or follow the link.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Decorating eggs with leaves and onion peel


Today I want to show you one, actually two of the methods we use to decorate eggs for Easter.

First method is - Decorating Eggs with Leaves
Second method is - Decorating Eggs with Onion Peel.

They are both very easy but very effective!

For the first method you will need, in the first place some leaves. They can be any sort of leaves, among the ones I chose are: rose leaves, strawberry leaves, "selen" leaves (which smell beautifully)

You will need some old tights, which you will cut in small pieces, scissors and some yarn.

Firt step is to cut one of the pieces of the tights like in the photo and position one of the leaves in the middle.

Put an egg over the leaf, wrap the piece of the tight around the egg and tie it with yarn.

After that, if the remainings of the tight are too long, cut them away, you will get something like this:

Here is what some of the eggs in the tights look like:

Another method, decorating with Onion Peel is practitally the same, you need pieces of tights and some onion peel .

You put peel around an egg and then put the egg on a piece of tight .

Wrap it up and tie, just like I mentioned before.

You will get something like this.

After you've coocked and coloured the eggs, you cut off the tights with scissors.

After that you remove the leaf.

It usually comes off easily, but sometimes, if you don't take the leaf off the egg while the egg is hot, the leaf won't come off entirely, but no need to panic, just take a piece of wet cloth and clean it, like in the photo, it's very easy.

As you can see the remainings of the leaf are gone.

Basically, this is what an egg looks like, decorated with leaves, of course it can be dyed in any colour.

And this is what eggs decorated with the onion peel method look like (the process of removing the peel is the same as the "leaves one"). It can be dyed in any colour, but I prefer blue and green, because of the contrast.

Onion Peel can also be used for colouring, those brownish eggs in the photo are dyed with it.

I hope you liked my little tutorial and if you've never tried either of these methods, I hope you'll give them a try. :)

Have a lovely day and Happy Easter! :)


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