Friday, December 9, 2016

Send Love with a St. Nicholas Card!

Hello dear crafters!!

Have you been preparing cards for the New Year? I have prepared some, and today I would like to share a finished card followed by a tutorial, featuring the beautiful St. Nicholas paper collection by Graphic 45. 

Magical!!! This is what I can say this collection. The colors are festive and bright and when you flip through the paper pad, you literally feel itchy and your hands want to start creating. 

Here are some close-ups:

Today I would like to share a card followed by a video tutorial. In the tutorial I will demonstrate how to make a 6X6” card with multiple layers and die cut elements, how to create an original framing for a central image of the composition and how to finish the card off with additional embellishments.

Graphic 45 products used:

Other products used:

Have a lovely weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inspiration post for Fantasy DT

Hello everyone!
My today's post is full of fresh air and warm weather :) I created a card with a beautiful butterfly in the middle and used some mint/green/orange pastel papers and flowers.

I've used the following dies from the Fantasy Hobby Shop:
"Жемчужные нити и тычинки для цветов"
"Фонари чудес и волшебства"

The flowers are from I Am Roses:
The enamel dots which you can spot here and there were created using the "Fabrika Dekoru" products.

 The papers are by Authentique, "Renew" collection:

Thanks for stopping by! 
Come back later today to see my additional post, for the Graphic 45 Design Team :)

New Design Team of Fabrika Dekoru - 01.01.2017- 30.06.2017

Hello dear readers!

I wanted to quickly share with you the exciting news, I will be joining the Fabrika Dekoru Design Team from the 01.01.2017 till 30.06.2017!

For those who are not familiar with the brand, here is a short intro:

Fabrika Decoru is a Ukrainian manufacture which produces goods for various handmade crafts and scrapbooking. In the online store, you can find acrylic paints, flat sprays, sprays with a pearlescent and metallic effect, excellent quality white and colored texture paste (also texture paste with sand), enamel and glass drops, colored sand, different quartz, marble toppings, stencils and stamps. At Fabrika Decoru, you will find all that you need to create and decorate your scrapbooking pages, photo albums, greeting cards, notebooks and others. Fabrika Decoru has already won the hearts of many fans and renowned masters of scrap from all around the world. The advantage of our products: excellent quality at a low price, varied stock, possibility to order in small batches, constant updating of goods.

And here are the links to the blogs of all the designers who made it to the team:

I wish a lot of inspiration to everyone and already can't wait to get to know my new teamies. 

More wonderful projects to come :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Am Roses Inspiration Post

Hello dear friends!

I want to share a little inspiration with the I Am Roses flowers and to remind you about the Anything Goes November Challenge which is still on and we are waiting for you cards and projects to be shared with the IAR team and with the rest of the crafters. The winner will get an awesome prize package full of gorgeous flowers.

I created one more box from an empty scotch bobbin and this time it is in pink and it is for my daughter who asked so nicely that I made a box for her too :)

I have a tutorial on my You Tube channel for creating the box (using other papers and embellishments, but the principle is the same).

Here are the links to the IAR flowers which I used on this box:
Small Rainbow Paper Flowers
Pink Variegated Mulberry Paper Roses

Most of the dies which I used on the pink box are from the Fantasy Hobby Shop
Here two of the bobbin boxes together: (You can find the post with the first box here.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fabrika Decoru - DT Call Application

Hello dear readers!

The Ukrainian manufacturer of the wonderful and very versatile products which include (of course) paper and a ton of other items (mostly great for the mixed media lovers) is having a Design Team Call. I could not resist sending my application too :)

I especially LOVE the Fabrika Decoru papers, because to me they look very different from the others available on the market. I love the patterns which are simple and whimsical at the same time, I love the cutout sheets which allow you to add even more details to a project, without getting upset that you have to cut a beautiful paper sheet only for a certain element that you need.This is so cool!

I had a chance to use a couple of "FD" stencils, adhesives and enamel dots and I must say - the quality is perfect which is the most important thing for any crafter! 

Indeed, the brand is growing and developing so fast! I would definitely be thrilled to be an active helper and a witness for this growth. The projects which the current Design Team members have been creating have been so inspiring! Working together with the talented people is a pleasant bonus I would like to get too :)

The projects which I would like to share here as an example of my style, will let you understand that I mostly like unusual and unique constructions from chipboard. They take time to create, but give a feeling of satisfaction once done. I adore boxes of various shapes, suitcases and of course mini albums.

Here are some examples. Most of the projects which I post on my blog would have a coming along tutorial, which may be found on my You Tube channel (the link to the channel will appear below).

(using Magnolia Sky Paper Collection by Fabrika Decoru)


Two Notebooks


You can find me on these Social Media channels:
YouTube   (lots of video tutorials here)

I am keeping my fingers crossed and wish lots of luck to all the applicants! 

Thank you.

One More Suitcase

Hello everyone!

While my eldest daughter is in pre-school and the little one is sleeping, I have some time to write up my blog posts and share the projects which I have recently finished.

The suitcase which I want to show you today was made as a  sample for a potential commission. I still don't know if the customer loved it, since I have just mailed him the pictures. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Without further ado, here it is... The color palette was a customer's choice. I've put some old ATC cards which I had in my stash from the previously created project.

On the inner panels of the suitcase I used the brown faux leather. I wanted to add some stitching to it, but my sewing machine refused to help me in that :)

The next time I create a suitcase, I think I will get back to making paper handles and not the leather ones, because even two layers of leather felt to me quite flimsy, that's why I decided to strengthen them up with the hemp cord by wrapped around the handle.

The inside looks pretty plain:

And here is the back:

The suitcase can be used for storing old traveler's notebook or other memorabilia.

What about the colors? do they look ok together? Will be happy to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cafe Parisian - Mini Notebook

Hello dear friends!
I forgot to share here on my blog a little notebook which was created with the gorgeous Graphic 45 "Cafe Parisian" papers and the beautiful dies by Fantasy Hobby Shop

To bind the book I used the instructions from the post by Sue Lui. 
You can find the links to the Fantasy dies in this post below.

Here are the links to the dies:

On the inside front cover there is a thin belly bend for notes, tickets etc.

The notebook measures 6" x 4" (10,5 х 15,5 cm) and feels really nice to hold :)

That's all for today. Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog today. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian - Macaroon Treat Box and a Card - Gift Set

Hello dear visitors!

Today I am sharing a little treat box for macaroons and a matching card, created with the new Café Parisian collection. I think this paper is absolutely great not only for making mini albums, embellishing recipe books and making other décor pieces, but it is also perfect for quick presents’ projects.

I created a box for holding 6 tiny macaroon cookies, cut out a window in the lid, covered the sides of the box and added several cut out images from the “Café Parisian”. It did not demand a ton of time or materials, but turned a tiny box into a beautiful item, which will warm the heart of the one getting it J You add a card for a personal message and your heartfelt present is ready.

G45 Supply list:
Café Parisian 8X8
Café Parisian 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Other Supplies:
I Am Roses Flowers
“Fantasy” Flowers dies
Go Kreate Dies
Spellbinders Die
Magnolia Dies
Paper Smooches Die
Cheery Lynn Die

Thanks for stopping by!