Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Christmas... Let it snow!

Here is another card I made this month. The idea came from Scrapfriendly group and was shared by my friend Bonnie. She was so nice to provide all the steps, measurements and such. That made it an easy, breezy, quick card. I hope you like what you see here.

Stamp: Free coloring page found here
Sentiment: Computer generated - font Frosty
Coloring: Copics
Paper and ribbon from stash
Additional: epoxy stickers, iRock tool & gems, snowflakes cut out using Cricut/Gypsy

Entering this card to the following challenges:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Let it Snow

So we had a really rainy, cold weather over the weekend, not usual weather for an early Fall in Northern Virginia. We were supposed to be camping this past weekend but had to call it off due to all the rain and temperatures dropping to upper 40s during the day! Brrr. But that gave me a chance to stay home and work on some cards :)) Here is another one I managed to finish this weekend:

Image: Snow Angel by Karen's Doodles (karensdoodles)
Sentiment: LOTV - Christmas Circular
Coloring: Copics (B0000, B000, B00, C9, R20, E000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, V17)
Others: Papers, ribbon, pearls from stash, MS edge punch, nestabilities

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Season's Greetings

Oh my, where did September go. I only had one post this past month? I've got to do better in October! Here is a card I made using one of the Liliofthevalley stamps. 
Image: Decorating the Tree by LOTV
Sentiment: Christmas Circular Sentiments by LOTV
Coloring: Copics YG95, YG97, YG99, E000, E00, E29, E33, E35, E37, E47, E49, Y15, YG07, YG09, G14, R20, R24, R27, R29, W1
Paper: from stash
Ribbon: from stash
Others: Nestabilities, pearls, Sakura metallic pen, flowers from Wildorchid, stickles

I am going to enter this card into current LOTV challenge here:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Little Elf Mim

I had the evening all to myself as my husband went to his friend's house to watch some football, so I had a few hours all to myself. So guess what I did? Yep, I went into my craft corner to work on yet another challenge. On our Scrapfriendly group, my friend Margo challenged us with a bingo board. So I used that while working on this card.

Image: Little Elf Mim by Mo Manning
Sentiment: Liliofthevalley Christmas Circular Sentiment & Hero Arts inside of the card
Paper: Memory box (Christmas theme w/ candy canes)
Coloring: Copics (G14, G17, G19, G28, G29, YG09, E25, E000, E00, R20, R24, R27, R29, 0) as well as Gelly Roll clear glitter pen by Sakura, silver uni-ball pen
Additional: MS border punch, hydrangea & leaves punch, regular and scalloped circle nestabilities, pearls and epoxy stickers from my stash

I am going to submit this card to the following challenges:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Magical Birthday Wish

I so love the sweet images by  Lili of the valley. I have had this one printed out for a while and I finally got a chance to play with it last night. Here is the card I came up with:

Image: Abracadabra by Liliofthevalley
Sentiment: Clear stamp from a dollar bin at Micheal's
Coloring: Copics (C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R20, Y17, Y35, B0000, B000, B00, W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E11, E21, E33, E35, E37, E39, E47, E49, E50, E57)
Additional: Ranger's distressing ink, nestabilities, epoxy sticker, chipboard, ribbon from my stash, stars MS border punch, glitter

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Friday, August 19, 2011


 I know I've been neglecting my blog recently due to various reasons. I also haven't been working on cards, mostly catching up on layouts. One of these days, I will post them too but for now, here is a card I put together tonight.

 Dimensions: 5.5x5.5

Image: Mo's Santa's Hat
Sentiment: Penny Black&LOTV
Coloring: Copics (B00, YG09, G17, G19, E00, E000, R24, R27, R29, R02, W1, W3, E33, E35, E37, E29)
Additional: Regular and scalloped circle nestability, twine and pearls from my stash

Entering this card to the following challenges:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Magnolia Beautiful

A few months ago, I was one lucky girl, winning a blog candy at Thanks again, to a very generous blog owner - Kristie. I received a fun paper pad along with 2 Magnolia stamps. I could not wait to ink the stamps, but with all the traveling last month and catching up with life after vacation, I didn't get a chance to do so until last night. Here is what I came up with:

Supplies: Magnolia Beautiful stamp, Spellbinders dies, Wild Orchid flowers,
Sentiment: Lili of the valley
Coloring: Copics: E25, E29, E000, E20, E11, E21, E33, E50, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV11, RV91, RV93, RV95, R20
Additional: EK Success border punch,  Recollection flowers, Epoxy stickers

Entering this card to the following challenges:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


One more card from me tonight. I saw cuddlybuddly started a new challenge on their blog so I decided to create something to be able to enter the challenge. Here is my card:
Image: Eline's digi stamp Baby in basket

Computer generated


Classic and scalloped nestabilities, Flowers by Recollections, Viva Decor pearl marker, Martha Stewart fern punch, white applique to create the fuzzy blanket
Entering this card to the following challenges:

It's been a while

It's been a while since I posted anything on the blog but I've been busy lately. First getting ready for the family vacation, then almost 3 weeks in Europe (YAY!) and finally getting back to reality upon returning home. The 6 hours time difference wasn't helping for the first few days. And then, when I finally thought I was back on my feet, my kid got sick and ... you know how that goes. But it's all good, Daniel is back to his happy self and I have some time to craft. So I made 2 cards tonight. Here is the first one, for our ScrapFriendly yahoo group. We were asked to use provided image to color it with a medium of our choice and to use it on a card or another paper project. I made this little card.
Image: Provided by one of the members and a host of this week's challenge - Shawna (THANKS!)
Sentiment: Computer generated
Coloring: Copics
Additional: Martha Stewart hearts border & hydrangea punches, Nestabilities tag

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lilli Claire one more time

I really liked that cute image by TiddlyInks so I created another card using it. This time, it's a card for my MIL for her birthday. It's totally different look, I guess all the girly pink makes it look very girly. This card is square 5.5x5.5in.

Image: Lilli Claire - Party time by tiddlyinks
Sentiment: Dreamy Days sentiments by liliofthevalley
Coloring: Copics (Hair - E29, E35, E37, E39, Skin - E000, E00, R20 for blush, Shoes/Dress/Hair-bows - RV000, RV00, R20, W1, Present - V12, V15, Ribbon - RV17, RV19, 0)
Additional: Paper from the stash, flowers by Recollections, pearls made by Viva Decor pearl pen, circles nestabilities, sheer ribbon by Celebrate It, Spica pink marker for hand dooddles and sparkly accents on hair-bow, shoes and flowers.

Entering this card to the following challenges:

Card for Joe

My good friend Bonnie, met through our online Scrap Friendly yahoo group is planning on surprising her husband Joe with 60 cards for his 60th birthday. So many members of the group decided to help out with that goal and make a card for him as well. Here is my little card for Joe. I bet it will be great to be showered with all the cards on his birthday. I may borrow that idea and do something similar for my hubby turning 40 later this year ;) But shhhhhh... it's a secret, we don't want to talk about that ;) LOL

Image: Lilli Claire - Party time by tiddlyinks
Sentiment: Dreamy Days sentiments by liliofthevalley
Coloring: Copics (Hair -  E33, E35, E37, Skin- E000, E00, R20 for blush, Present - B23, B28, B39, Socks - RV000, Dress & Shoes - R24, R27, R29)
Additional: Papers, buttons, ribbon, stars from the stash, Label 8 & Circles nestabilties

Entering this card to the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Together Forever

Here is a card I made for my hubby for our upcoming wedding anniversary in June. I hope he doesn't mind the little flowers, as I was aiming for a sweet, lovely card ;)

Supplies used:
Image: Forever Together by LOTV
Coloring: Copics (E000, E00, E33, E43, E49, E50, E57, W3, W5, RV14, RV17, RV19)
Papers: from stash
Additional: MS border punch, MS rose leave punch, Label 8 nestabilities, ribbon by Celebrate it, flowers by Recollections.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's time to RELAX

Here is a card I made for my hubby for the upcoming Father's Day. We will be in Poland on the Father's Day so I haven't decided if he is going to get it on June 19th (American Father's Day) or June 23rd when we celebrate Dads back home. In any case, I need to make another Father's Day card, for my Dad this time.
Here are the supplies I used:
Image: Dustin Pike
Coloring: Copics
Sentiment: LOTV
Others: Papers, ribbon, brads and buttons from my stash, Ranger's distressing ink

I am entering this card to Stamp something challenge (Anything goes)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Make a wish

Blogger has been misbehaving over last several days so I wasn't able to share this card with you earlier. I made it for my Mom. Her birthday is in June and I will be celebrating with her in Poland. I am so excited to be able to spend her special day together... first time in years!

Supplies used:
Image: Rosie with presents by  liliofthevalley
Coloring: Copics
Papers: scraps from the stash
Additional: MS border punch and butterfly punch, paper flowers by Recollections, organza ribbon by Celebrate It, pearls from stash, stickles, corner rounder (around the sentiment).

Entered for the following challenges:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dudley having some fun

Dustin Pike is offering this cute image of Dudley as a freebie on his blog and challenging us to create a project with it. Here is my entry for that challenge. If you want to play along, go here.

Supplies Used:
Image: Dudley on his powerwheel by Dustin Pike
Coloring: Copics
Sentiment: Circular by, inside computer generated using A Year Without Rain font
Paper: 3 Bugs In The Rug
Additional: Ribbon & epoxy stickers from my stash, nestabilities

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kiddo/male birthday card

It's National Scrapbooking Day so how could I not spend my evening in my craft corner? It doesn't happen much that you see more than 1 post from me on the same day so you may as well enjoy it while it lasts :) To honor NSD our yahoo Scrap Friendly group hosted a bunch of fun challenges posted all on the groups blog. One of the challenges asked us to use only new stuff on our project. I had no problem with this one, as I've got quite a few new toys recently and many of them were never used before.
Image: Pollycraft
Coloring: Copics (W1, W3, W5, W7, B26, B28, YR07, YR12, YR16, YR18)
Papers: BoBunny - Back To Backs (Doubledot designes
Sentiment stamp:  Dreamy days by liliofthevalley
Additional: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch, stickles, pearls from my stash

I am going to enter this card for the following challenges:

A layout from me, who would have though?

Who would have thought I will be able to finish a layout today. The day wasn't going quite as I had planned, things kept coming up, tasks to be tackled kept popping up... but I managed. Yay! I am always happy to add a new page to my son's album. This one will be for his second year album. I combined 2 challenges in this layout - May focus on journaling on our yahoo Scrap Friendly yahoo group and NSD challenge #6 also on Scrap Friendly group. More details found on Scrap Friendly's blog.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thinking of you

It's Friday, so we had a new, weekly card challenge on our Scrap Friendly yahoo group. Today, we were challenged to use vellum and/or wet embossing. Here is my entry for this week's challenge:
Stamps: "Thinking of you flower" by Inkadinkado, that little swirly flower in the corner is from Liliofthevalley and the butterfly was a stamp from my friend's stash
Papers: Vellum, light and dark green Bazzill Dot cardstock
Others: pearls & brads from the stash, Celebrate it sheer ribbon

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday wishes & buttefly kisses

This past Friday, our Scrap Friendly group was challenged to create a window card. Here is what I came up with. It's a flower shaped card cut out using my Gypsy (and Cricut). Pretty much everything you can see was cut out on Cricut/Gypsy using various cartridges. I added a little pearl using my Pearl pen by Viva Decor. Sentiment is computer generated using Lucida Handwriting font.
I am going to submit this card to

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Have a beary fun Birthday

Here is another birthday card from me. That cute little bear is one of Dustin's drawings. Isn't he just adorable? The background paper is from DCWV The Green Stack 70% recycled paper. We all have to do our part to be a little environmentally friendly ;)

Supplies used:
Image: Dustin Pike
Coloring: Copics (E33, E35, E43, E47, E49 and E57)
Additional: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - tea dye,  oval classic and scalloped nestabilities, brads from stash

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I cannot believe I won ;))

A few days ago, Dustin Pike hosted a fun blog hop to celebrate his blog's 2nd anniversary. It was a super fun blog hop with many great inspirational projects shared along the way. I am very fond of Dustin's cute images so I really enjoyed visiting all his crew member's blogs. You can only imaging how happy I am now, knowing I am going to receive the 5x7 hand drawn, colored and signed original piece of artwork by Dustin. Happy, happy dance here :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

You are so... sweet

Mo Manning, the author of this sweet image is one of the favorites artists of my good friend. I really like her drawings myself so when my friend shared a word about current Mo's Challenge, I decided to join in the fun. I also kept in mind our current challenge on the Scrap Friendly Yahoo group while working on this card. It's a BINGO mini game where you are asked to use certain medium/techniques to score bingo. I was able to score 2 rows with this card: flowers/ribbon/punch or die and flowers/stamp/embossing.

Supplies used:
Image: Mo Manning
Coloring: Copics (V12, V15, E000, E33, E35, B0000, B000, R20, W1)
Paper: Background scalloped oval is the Pearls Cardmaker Series by core'dinations, rest from my stash
Additional: Cuttlebug embossing folder, flowers/brads, ribbon from my stash

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

It's OK to light the candles now

Yesterday was Friday, so it was time for a new card challenge on our Scrap Friendly yahoo group. It was a little Bingo board and you were asked to pick a row to score BINGO. I created this little image using one of Dustin's images.
I am not sharing inside of my card here but it reads "I've already alerted the fire department."

Supplies used:
Image: Dustin Pike
Coloring: Copics (W3, W5, B00, R27, R29, Y17, C5, C7, YG06, YG07, YG09, Y35, Y38, G17
Additional: Little epoxy circular, glittery stickers, background paper is embossed using a cuttlebug folder, little swirls are from my stash (super old stuff)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Make a wish

Last Saturday I got together with a good friend of mine who shares the passion for making cards. We usually don't get much accomplished while we are together, but we always have fun. So this time, I managed to color 2 images. I used the first one on this card. This cutie is from Pachela Studio.

Supplies used:
Image: Pachela Studio
Coloring: Copics: E33, E35, Y17, Y35, YR16, E49, B28,
Papers: Scraps from stash
Ribbon: From stash
Additional: Yellow pearls, Ranger's distress ink (frayed burlap)

I entered this card to:
Cupcake Crafts challenge (lots of layers),
Craft Your Passion  challenge (use dots)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge (furry friends)
Art Impressions Stamps (anything goes)
Karen's doodles  challenge (lots of layers).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Bee-Day

Every Friday, we host a new card challenge on our ScrapFriendly group. Today's challenge was to use Bargello Technique. It looked interesting to me and I liked the end result so I decided to give it a shot. I used 3 different pattern papers, cut 3/4" strips, glued them together, cut them up, glued once again and voila.
List of supplies:
Image: Dustin Pike
Paper: From stash
Coloring: Copics  (E33, E 35, E47, E57, B28, B39, E000, E00, R20, E11, C5, C7, Y35, Y38, R24, W5, R27, G14, B23, Y35, B0000, B000 )  
Additional:  Nestabilities - scalloped heart, Ribbon from stash, 4 green brads, diamond stickles

I am submitting this card for Dustin's "It's a party" challenge & 4 layers or more @
Catch The Bug 
and Simon Says Satmps (a card for a child), as well as AiFactory's  "Party Animal" challenge, plus Card Making Mamas (spring colors).

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Egg-ceptional Easter

Here is a card I created for one of the challenges on the Yahoo ScrapFriendly group I belong to. We were provided a sketch to follow. There was additional requirement to create a tag to go with the card.
Image: Pollycraft
Paper: From stash
Coloring: Copics ( V15, V17, YG07, YG09, Y15, Y17, Y35, R27, R29, YR16 & RV14)   Additional: Computer generated sentiment and ribbon from stash Since I used pink, yellow, purple and green on my card, I can submit it for this week forfunchallenges as well as delightfulsketches  challenge for Easter theme. Also here: crafty our passion challenges.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Slow Birthday Wishes

Here is belated birthday card I made a friend of mine. It's one of the  Karen Doodle images.

Supplies list:
Image: Karen's Doodles
Paper: From stash
Coloring: Copics      
Additional:  Buttons from a set from Oriental Trading, ribbon from stash, Stickles, Scor-pal

I am entering this image card for the following challenge:

Very first post

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while but somehow couldn't find a good enough reason for it. However, recently, I started to participate in more and more different card challenges posted on various blogs online so I decided it would be handy to have a spot in they cyberspace to post all my cards and other craft projects. So here I am, with my very own blog, and my very first post.