Sunday, September 30, 2012

Markers storage

Hello! I took some time on the weekend to finish the project I started several months ago. Then I bought my first ProMarkers, I needed a place to store them. So I made a little shelves for them. The top shelf held my glitter pens, graft knife and other pens at first but I had to take them away after I bought more markers. Now the shelves are full so I have to make another one :o)


I made the shelves from recycled cardboard and covered everything with white papers. I didn't decorated at first but now then I saw a challenge at Kaia's Scrapbooking Fairy Tale I had to decorate it. I knew if I let the challenge go I won't too it any time soon :)


I used pattern papers which I bought from Tiimari. I don't know why I didn't bought more of them. Pack of 32 8"x8" cost only 1,60€. Seriously. And they are so pretty. 
After covering the shelves with pattern papers and lace I thought I need something where I can put my pens. So I recycled small Christmas light box I saved from last Christmas (I knew it will be useful someday) and covered it with nice paper too. 


After finishing the shelves and pencil box I wasn't pleased. It needed something more. Something they can stand on. Yesterday I received small parcel with grafting goodies and the box they ware in was exactly the same width as my shelves and pencil box together. It was perfect. I just had to make it shorter, clue the loose sides and make a drawer to inside. Now I have nice place to keep my pearls and rhinestones. And also the tiny candy box there I hold my markers fine nibs and caps. 
Some markers reach out from the shelf longer then other because they have fine nib on. I should took them off to have a little nicer photo but it's hard for me to take them off, so it will have to too :)


So this is it, my little storage place :) It was fun to make it.

Materials used:
Paper: Designer Paper from Tiimari, recycled cardboard, recycled boxes, heavy weight water color paper, white paper.
Inks: TH Distress ink - Faded Jeans
Dies:
Marianne design - Vivienne Butterfly
Punch: dbGraft - Fence
Embellishments: MeiFlower - White Satin Ribbon ; Lace from my stash; Melissa Frances - Pearls

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Kaia's Scrapbooking Fairy Tale - Kodu töövahenditele (storage)
Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge 36 - Things with wings
Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge 207 - Anything goes 

 Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 136 - Pretty pastels
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge 29 - Anything but square 


Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Holly Ornament

Today I have one card to share. I used new digi from Beccy's Place. It is called Holly Ornament.
I love to make Christmas cards. There is something very heart warming about them :o)
Image is colored with ProMarkers and I added lots of gold glitter gel pen to the ornament. Christmas decoration has to sparkle :)
I had a happy accident with coloring the image. Ribbon of the ornament was red at first but then I assembled the card, it kind a disappeared to the background. Then I took the blender pen, removed as much red as it was possible (which wasn't very successful), and recolored it with green. And I love the outcome :) I think if I was colored the ribbon green at first, it wouldn't turned out as nice.



I used many pattern papers on my card and followed the sketch from Pink Ink Sketch Challenges - Challenge 32 to assemble it. Black matting paper is colored with Promarker. I scribbled faux stitching with white and and gold gel pen.

 
You still have few days to participate on Beccy's Place September challenge. All you have to too is use one of the Beccy's image on your project.

Materials used:
Stamps: Beccy's Place -
  Holly Ornament
Paper: CraftworksCard card base; Papermania - At Christmas Time; White paper from my stash
Coloring: ProMarkers - Burgundy, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Pine, Lush Green, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Buttercup, Black, Blender; Pergamano - White gel pen
; Uni-ball Signo - Sparkling gold gel pen
Inks:
Printer
Dies:
Marianne design - Small Poinsettias
Sentiments: Computer generated
Embellishments: Lace from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Week 43 - Christmas card with optional inspiration photo
Card Mania Challenges - Challenge 4 - Handmade flowers
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Challenge 53 - Anything goes (with image)
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - Bingo (Die cuts/stitching/lace)


Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pink, pink & more pink

Hi again! I'm back with another card :o) This week at Paper Makeup Stamps we have a super simple challenge for  you. It's Anything Goes. so you don't have no excuse do not play with us. All you have to too is to use digi image on your project and it will do.


I used adorable Lucy Mouse stamp on my card. She is colored with ProMarkers and I added some pink glitter pen to her dress and purse. I apologize for dark photos. I finished it so late that there wasn't any natural light to take the picture.


I've never done this type of card before It was so much fun and easy. I'm sure I'll make some more then I found spare time :) For a change I decided  to use a real pattern paper. But I couldn't help my self, I just had to use my own paper too. This time it isn't made digitally, but with real ink. I made  score lines with 1 cm apart and inked the paper with Memento ink pad. Don't look too closely of my paper, you'll see some boo-boos on it. I'm not too stressed about it, it just adds distressed effect to my faux pink weathered wood :) But the last piece of paper turned out really good :)


Edges of pattern paper are inked with the Angel Pink ink and so are my die cuts. Matting papers are colored with ProMarkers. Extra glitter was added to the sentiment and around each butterfly.
Inside of the card looks like this. Behind the pattern paper is a pocket.


I'm very happy to let you know that our this week guest designer is Donna.  Please give her a warm welcome and don't forget to visit our super talented design team to see what they have made for you.

Materials used:
 Stamps: Paper Makeup Store - Lucy Mouse
Papers: KaiserKraft - Miss Nelly; White paper from my stash, 
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink; Printer
Coloring: Promarkers - Mouse: Sandstone, Pale Pink, Blender; Dress: Poppy, Red; Matting layers: Crimson, Poppy. atYouSpica - Pink and Red

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites - Standard Circles Larges,  Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Lacey Circles
Punches: Martha Stuart - 3 in 1 Classic Butterflies

 Embellishments:  Melissa Frances - pearls (colored with 'Cerise'), Stanger - Liquid Pearls, Lace from my stash
 Sentiment: Computer generated

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - Challenge 133 - Die cuts
Joanna Sheen Challenge - So sweet

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge 28 - Vintage
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge 135 - For a child

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 28 - Distress


Thanks for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Golden Birthday

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very busy but I managed to make some cards. Here is first one. It's made for Beccy's Place. I used one image from her new digi set - Pumpkin Set. I love to color pumpkins :o)


Orange background paper is my own made. Tiny leaves on it are from Beccy's gourds. I made brushes from the leaves of gourds and used them on background. Super easy and so fun :o)
Image and two outer banners are colored with ProMarkers. Middle banner and matting layer are colored with Letraset gold MetallicMarker.  I followed the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches - Challange 177



Inside of the card is very simple (as usually) but on this card I also made a pocket.


Don't forget that you still have time to participate on Beccy's Place Callange. All you have to too is use one of the Beccy's image on your project.

Materials used:
Stamps: Beccy's Place -
 Pumpkin set
Paper: White paper from my stash; my own pattern papers
Coloring: ProMarkers; MetallicMarker - Gold; Pergamano - White gel pen

Inks:
Memento - Dandelion; Printer
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilites - Label Four Small

Sentiments: Computer generated

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Blog - Challenge 83 - Shades of Autumn
Sweet Stop Sketches - Challange 177 - Sketch

Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 121 - Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge 155 - Make a thanksgiving inspired card

CC Monthly Challenge - Challenge 28 - Gold
 
Thank you for looking!

Hugs & smiles,

Eret

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hat to the rack!!!

It's Thursday, and that means only one thing - there is new digi on Beccy's Place. It's called Spider Witch Hat and if you act fast you can get it with half price (and all the other digis as well). Just enter the code: mojo-sale at checkout to receive the discount. Offer is good until 23rd September.


I used this image to make a bottle tag. We don't celebrate Halloween in Estonia so there is no text to refer the Halloween, although colors do :o) I thought this tag would be good to give with a wine to some lady who understand jokes. "Müts varna!" means "Hat to the rack!".  I thought this tag will give a message which says: "Through your witch hat to the rack, you have enough drink until spider can build their web to it"


Image is colored with ProMarkers. All spiderwebs are covered with glitter pen. Picture below shows all this sparkle a bit better. I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday - Week 225 (flipped it horizontally). Two pearls are colored with Promarker.


Back side of the tag is kept very simple. 


Don't forget that you still have time to participate on Beccy's Place Callange. All you have to too is use one of the Beccy's image on your project. Honestly, only true challenge on it is to select the image. There are just too many gorgeous digis to choose from.

Materials used:
Stamps: Beccy's Place -
Paper: Heavy weight orange paper; White paper from my stash; my own pattern papers
Coloring: ProMarkers; Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Inks: Dovecraft - Perry Purple; Printer

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites - Standard Circles Larges; Spellbinders Nestabilites - Classic Scalloped Circles Large; Nellie's Multi frames - Border 2
Embellishments: MeiFlower - Stick On Pearls White (colored with 'Mandarin')

Sentiments: Computer generated

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Week 172 - Purple passion
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge 21 - Sparkle and shine
 
Thank you for looking!

Hugs & smiles,

Eret

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

something to share

Today I don't have a card to share with you but I do have a great news.  There is a 50% off sale over at Beccy's Place. It's perfect if you need new digis to get your inspiration juice flow again :o)

 
All you have to do is enter the following promo code at checkout: mojo-sale. The sale ends midnight 23rd September in Australian time. Discount can be applied multiple times during the sale period.
 
I'd like to share one photo with you too :o) I have to lions at home. My cat who is a true garden lion. He takes care of our family. He brings 'food' home almost every day. Usually rats, mice and moles but one time also pigeon and even a bat. I didn't knew before that we have bats near the home.  My neighbour saw how my cat brought pigeon home. Bird was so heavy that cat had to rest on half way but he didn't give up :o)
The photo is about my other lion - my dog, Mr Hollywood. Look at this face. Doesn't he look like a lion? 
 
 
He's a bit sleepy :) He usually don't go on bed but one evening while I was crafting he decided to sneak in and take a nap on my bed. I just had to take a photo of him :o)
 
Tomorrow I have one small project to show. Until then. Take care!
 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christmas roses

Good morning! It's time for a new challenge in The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog. This time we want to see a tag on your project. So the challenge for this fortnight is "use a tag"


I thought I'll try to make a Christmas card with non-Christmas image and with non-Christmas colors (well there is a bit of green on it but I think it doesn't remind Christmas as much).
I made a hidden tag to my card. If you pull from the snowflakes above the image, you'll see a Christmas greeting: "Have a beautiful Christmas time"


Background is embossed with embossing folder and I added some color to it with distress ink. Matting layers are colored with ProMarkers (Cool Aqua and Powder Blue).
I used Bunch of Roses digi stamp from A & T Design. It is so gorgeous image. I colored the image with ProMarkers and added lots of Stickles to it and everywhere on the card. My idea was that the glitter looks like frost on the roses. Rose in the middle is cut out and added with foam tape.


Inside of the card is very simple. Just added one die-cut shape and two leftover roses two the corners. And lots of Sticles again on to flowers. It's sad that all this glitter won't show on the the photo but I think I'm not alone with this problem.

Inside of the card
Please join with us at The Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog and hop over to my team mates blogs to get inspiration juice flowing :o)

Materials used:
Stamp:A & T Design - Bunch of Roses

Paper: White paper - from my stash  

Coloring: ProMarkers - China Blue, Cool Aqua, Powder Blue, Olive Green, Pear Green, Blender.
Inks: Printer,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China
Dies: Spellbinder - Label Four Small
Punches:Heyda - small and large snowflakes

Embossing: Crafts-Too - Snowflake Banner
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Diamond

Sentiments: Computer generated
 
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 234 - Christmas in September 
Christmas Stampin All Year Along - Challenge 28 - Snowy
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Challenge 52 - Embossing 
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge 21 - Sparkle and shine
Milk Coffee Challenge - 2 different shapes
Avadares Challenge Blog - Challenge 3 - Make it sparkle 
StampARTic - September challenge - Tag 
Going Buggy - September challenge - Christmas with non-traditional colors

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Autumn thanks

Hello! I hope you had fab weekend. We have new and simple challenge for  you this week at Paper Makeup Stamps. It's: Welcome Autumn. We'd love to see your Autumn cards. And don't forget to use a digi image :o)


I used on my card a Color it Autumn stamp set. Digi's are so fantastic, you can re size them as you wish. So I popped up my pumpkins on top of the Maple leave. It's bit strange that leave is bigger then pumpkins but this leave remind me a palm of the hand :o) The background paper is again my own made...  Michelle, tutorial will come soon :)


'Thank you'
 All coloring is done with ProMarkers. I enjoyed coloring of those pumpkins :o) The sentiment is computer generated and all letters are punched out one by one and popped up with foam tape. I added some 'Mandarin' color to the sentiment. 


Matting layers in inside and front of the card are in different color. I plan the layout of my card in computer. Here is my print out sheet (except the grey text on it)

I knew I want some colorful strips on to it. All pieces on front are separate and clued on top of each other but inside is on two layers: matting layer and pattern paper with leave and two white stripes to color with same marker as matting layer will be. I had to print all pieces out on Friday at work because I didn't had ink in my printer at home. So, later at home, I thought that brown looks nice, but after coloring those white stripes, it seemed too dark. I wanted my card be brighter, but I couldn't reprint it. So I just did brown matting layer to inside, and orange on front of the card. At least it adds some interest :o) 
I added some white gel pen to the thin colored stripes and made some embossed lines to the pattern paper.


Our this weeks guest designer is Tina from Crafty and Green. Hopp over to her blog and my team mates blogs to get inspired :)

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Store - Color it Autumn
Papers: CraftworksCard card base, white paper from my stash, self made pattern paper
Ink: Printer
Coloring: Promarkers - Leaf: Satin, Meadow Green, Buttercup; Pumpkins: Pear Green, Cinnamon, Caramel, Mandarin, Pumpkin, Amber, Apricot, Gold, Sunflower, Buttercup; Stems: Cocoa, Pear Green, Matting layer and paper stripes on front: Mandarin; Matting layer and paper stripes inside: Burnt Sienna. Pergamano - White gel pen
Punches:  dbCraft - 2,3cm circle
Embellishments: dbCraft - Creative gems (colored with 'Mandarin')
Sentiment: Computer generated

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
The CraftyPad - Challenge 188 - Autumn colors
Crazy 4 Challenges. - Challenge 154 - Anything goes with a fall twist
Paper Playtime - Challenge 84 - Punches and sentiment

Thanks for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Holiday Hearth

I had a chance to play with most awesome holiday set I've seen. It's brand new set named "Holiday Hearth" by Beccy Muir. There are images for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. It's so cool that you can make your own scene. I used Fireplace, Socks and Candies (inside of the card).
I really love images that can be a card all by it self. So I new instantly that the fireplace is going to be my card base. Because my printer ink run out I couldn't print it in home. I prepared the card digitally and while I was planning how everything should look like I thought it would be too much coloring of three fireplace. So I pre colored fireplaces for inside in psp. After printing all pieces at my work next day I remembered that the stamp set already came with colored images. I'm so stupid :) But I was already done the hard work and decided to use my pre-colored images. They turned out quite good actually. I made the stones look like a real bricks. But after coloring the fireplace for front of the card with ProMarkers, I liked it more. So I scanned it in to computer and printed it out next day at work :) One simple card and so much trouble... :)


First I planned to put fire on to fireplace but I found awesome poem and it spokes about man who comes down from chimney so the fire was excluded. I needed a Santa for that. I didn't had a proper image and I'm not good at drawing but I thought I'll try. To draw the boots I used a reference photo from Internet. I re-draw it with some modifications. It not exactly as I would love it to be but it will do :)
Lots of talk this time but bear with me :o) I enjoyed making this card a lot :o) The wreath is embossed with a stylus. It was easy to understand where I have to emboss because color was bleed through paper and I new exactly where the wreath is. I added some red stickes on top of the berries. The wood piece is popped up with foam tape and socks are fuzzy cut and also popped up. Some  diamond stickles to the socks and Santa's boots and front of the card was decorated :o) Oh and two metal thingies too, to mimic the nails with what socks are hanged up.


All three fireplaces are fuzzy cut and clued to the heavy weight watercolor paper. Edges of the base card are inked with distress ink. Most hardest was to make a pedestal pop-up candy jar with candies. Image is colored with ProMarkers and I use white gel pen to make the highlights. Then card opens, the candies pop-up. I thought it would be fun touch for a kids card. Some red stickles are added to the berries on wreath and bow on the jar. The long poem was printed with fireplace but the sentiment layer on right was cut out separately. Edges of that was also inked with distress ink. And I added same metal thingies to it as on front of the card.

Sentiment on right: "Merry Christmas"
A little more about those metal thingies. They are from a shirt which I got from SecondHand store for free. I knew instantly what I'll do with this shirt :o) I took all those metal thingies away from it and used it one time to clean my dogs paws. It was very useful shirt :o)

Materials used:
Stamps: Beccy's Place - "Holiday Hearth"
Paper: Heavy weight water color paper; White paper from my stash
Coloring: ProMarkers; Pergamano - White Gel pen
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Printer
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Diamond & Xmas Red; Metal thingies from my stash
Sentiments: Computer generated

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 1 - Celebration
Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge 52 - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 36 - Shaped card
 
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Christmas notes



 
Its time to play Bingo in A & T Challenges. Please come in and join us. If you need inspiration, check my team mates blogs. You'll be stunned.


I chose Lace/Die cut/ Bling. I could wright a long story how I searched the lace on my card. No one wasn't nice enough so I decided to use a paper lace. It suited very well :) This is my second white on white project and I love this style :o) Before making any I thought that it is something really hard, but it isn't. It's very easy and super fun!

Holiday notes
I used Candy Cane & Holly digital stamp on my little post-it notes holder and colored it with ProMarkers. It is popped up with foam tape. I added some Glossy Accents to the candy and berries. And lots of Sticles on paper edges.

 
Inside of the cover is decorated similarly, only candy cane isn't popped up. Shadow around the image is drawn with glitter pen. I love sparkle :)
Post-it notes was too yellow for my project, so I made a little frame around it with white embossing powder. It is only on the first page but it gives much nicer finish to my project. At least I think so :)

Beautiful Christmas time!

Materials used:  
Stamp:A & T Design - Candy Cane & Holly
White paper - from my stash
Coloring: ProMarkers - Burgundy, Crimson, Poppy, Red, Olive Green, Pear Green, Warm Grey 2, Blender. Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Dies: Marianne design - small poinsettias

Punches: dbCraft - Fence
Embossing: Crafts-Too - Dots 5x5", Stampendious! - white embossing powder
Embellishments: MeiFlower - Stick On Gems Clear Crystal, Ranger Stickles - Diamond, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Sentiments: Computer generated


I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times - Christmas gift
 
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Furry man for b-day

Hi everybody! Before I share my card I'd like to apologise for being such a bad blog buddy. Last week was so exhausting, I was too tired to leave some love to your blogs. Hopefully I get my writing mood back this week. But now it's time for monster mash. We have cool challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps this week. We want to see monster(s) on your project. You have to use a digi image on it.

 
Because scary cards are not my thing I decided to use a cute monster. There's lots of them in PMS shop :) I colored up Duncan. He's so adorable:)

Sent: "Sweet Birthday"

Background paper is made by me and so are sentiments in front and inside. This lovely blue and white braid is made by my mom. She loves to make them right now and I asked one for my card. It's actually made specially for this one :) I thought it would be lovely touch to it, just to give more soft and warm feeling to this kind cookie monster. And if you use your imagination, you see white hearts on it :)

 
Duncan is colored with ProMarkers and I added some Glossy Accents to his eyes and cookies. The heart frame with crown is colored Letraset Metallic marker. It looks really cool on real life. Frame and Duncan are popped up with foam tape. I added some glitter dots to frame and covered them with Glossy accents too. All those matting layers and butterflies are colored with ProMarker - Cyan. On the largest butterfly I made some pattern with Blender pen, white gel pen and glitter pen and added one gem to its body.


Inside of the card is very simple. Although the card is blue and you may think it is a male card, it isn't. I would love to get a blue card :o) The poem inside says it's for a woman. It's funny poem and goes perfectly with Duncan (or maybe it's funny only for me) It says something like this:
"Luck, health, guys
tall, hairy and great
I wish you from my side!
But you have to make it happen!"

This is it for today. Don't forget to visit my team mates from PMS and our this week guest designer Olivia from http://ormcraftynights.blogspot.com/. You have one week to participate in challenge.

Materials used:
Stamp:  Paper Makeup Stamps - Duncan
Papers: CraftWorksCard - base; White paper for matting - from my stash (colored with Cyan)
Coloring - ProMarkers: Monster - Cyan, Cool Aqua, Powder Blue; Hat, cloves and tray
- Warm Gray 2, Blender; Eyes and cookies - Sandstone, Cinnamon. MetallicMarker: Die cut heart - Blue. Gelly Rolly - Clear Star; Pergamano - White gel pen
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites - Lacy Circles; Sizzix - Heart w/crown

Punches: Martha Stuart - 3 in 1 Classic Butterflies
Embellishments: MeiFlower - Stick On Gems Clear Crystal, handmade braid,  Ranger - Glossy Accents
Sentiments: Computer generated


I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Sassy Cheryls Challenge - Challenge 131 - Got the blues
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Challenge 48 - Creature with sentiment
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 25 - Sketch
Card Makin Mamas - Hearts
Allsorts Challenge - Week 171 - Layers
Sketchy Colors - Challenge 130 - Brown, turquoise, white
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 119 - Humor me
Paper Play Time - Challenge 83 - Gingham + die cut/punch
Love To Create Challenge - Challenge 32 - Show us your ribbon or twine

Thanks for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
Eret
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