Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little Bird House - Basic Grey Challenges

Hi Everybody,
Now I am posting from Hungary, gone for a little Easter holiday.
Today I show a birdhouse which was made last week. I thought it was a lovely little thing to fill with chocolate egg and bring home to my family. Got inspired by Marion Smith at A Piece Of Craft and entering it to Basic Grey Challenges: Tutti Frutti.

I used Nook And Pantry paper from BG to print the template on. I forgot where the template was from but if you google "birdhouse template" you'll find some good ones. I sat the whole house on green chipboard and cover the joints with pearls. Cut a scalloped circle for the tag whishing Happy Easter ( my handwritting) and fastened it onto the roof with a mini peg. On the other side of the roof there is a punched butterfly ( X-cut punch) and you can open-close with the twine.

The entranec is covered with some acetate and I placed a rose and some punched leaves to decorate. The rose is from Wild Orchid Craft.

I hope you like it, please leave a comment if you wish I appreciate them all and also I'd love to visit you all.

Thanks for stopping by,

Timi K

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What a suprise!!

Probably this is my Easter suprise, I won again :) at Sketch Saturday challenge, yepeeee!!! Have a look at this brilliant 'Angry Ballerina' stamp:

Also won some mixed pins and all these were offered by Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Craft. Pop over to her online shop great stuff you can get. I especially love the charms, they're just so cute :-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Another easel card - Sketch Saturday

This the first card I made upon order. Yepeee!! A friend of mine asked me to make a card with roses, butterfly and colour pink. I knew right away that I would use K&Co paper. I looked around and decided to make an easel card for the Whiff of Joy challenge, but sadly I was not well earlier this week so never managed to enter it to WOJ, but as I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday I can still enter it there.
So  this is the sketch:

Perfect to make an easel card with!! Here it goes my card:

The image is Melinda holding heart, coloured with promarkers. I used a lot of tattered rose distress ink to ink the edge of the image, stamped swirls around it and also add some stickles in the same colour. The flower I made myselft following the tutorial by Michelle.
Punches I used: MS double loops, X-cut butterfly, woodware leaf
Ribbon, brads, pearls: from my stash.

I am quiet pleased how it turned out in the end, I hope it will make a lovely b-day card.

If you like it please leave a comment, I appriciate every single one.

Thanks for stopping by,

Timi K

Just Magnolia - Easel card

I have made this card to enter Just Magnolia challenge where we had to make an easel card.

This is a great fun to these easel cards. Tilda was coloured with distress inks and cut her around and with some foam squares I stuck her onto the card. I used the new Magnolia paper, some core'dination cardstock and a doily paper. All the edges distressed slightly and inked a bit with brushed corduroy. The little rose is from Wild Orchid Craft and I sat it onto a Prima flower which was sponged with some shabby shutters distress ink and sprayed them all with some glimmer mist. I punched the leaves with woodware punch, and also put some yellow feathers under the flowers. In the picture it's hard to see but I added a shimmery ribbon across the base and a shimmery patterned ribbon to sit Tilda on it. The sentiment is from Daisy & Dandelion "Some Bunny Loves You" collection.

I am also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Challenge where the challenge is to add something glimmery to your Easter/Spring creation.

I hope you like it, and check out the other cards I'm posting today. 

Thanks for looking and leave a comment if you like I really enjoy reading them.

Timi K

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday Sketchers #93

Here I am with the second Easter Tilda card.

I have followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers, and I'm entering this card there. The image is called Hello Tilda, coloured in with my promarkers. I used the same MME paper. I inked the edge of the imgae and also stickles it with tattered rose. The flower I made myself (following Michelle's tutorial). I punched the leaves with woodware punch.
So that's it for today, I hope you liked my cards.
Thanks for looking,

Timi K

Just magnolia - Sketch by Bev

Today I'm gonna show two cards made with my new Magnolia stamps.
In this post: one made for Just Magnolia Challenge where Bev designed a sketch to follow, so here it goes:

The image is called Little Bunny Tilda, isn't she lovely? I coloured her in with Promarkers. The patterned paper is from MME Wild Asparagus, I distressed the edges and inked with some brushed corduroy.The sentiment is from Daisy & Dandelion Some bunny loves you collection. The rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts and I sprayed it with glimmert mist, leaves punched with woodware punch.
I am totally in Easter mood, just can't wait to visit my family in Hungary and eat all those delicious Easter meals which are prepared by my mum, yummy!!

I hope you like this, and go on to the next post and have a look at my other Easter card with Tilda.

Timi K

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Class & Crop in Naas 13/03

On Saturday I took part in the monthly Class & Crop in Naas, which I always enjoy a lot. This time Laura brought lot of Ranger and Tim Holtz product and we were just playing with them. I was happy that I could try some products in real, so now I now which is on my shopping list. Personal favourites are: Perfect pearls and the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. I saw them on Tim's videos but in real it is something different.
We also made one card, using distress techniques. This is what I made:

I wouldn't know all the products(papers and stamps), cos Laura gave them, but I know some: Distress Inks: faded jeans, brushed corduroy, perfect pearls and the little brads are from Tim Holtz.
This is the inside of it:

I really enjoyed the day, crafting chatting, shopping.
I hope you liked my card, I'll be back tomorrow with some other Easter cards.

Thanks for looking,

Timi K

Simon Say Stamp Challenge - Sketch by Iris

There is a beautiful sketch given to follow at Simon Say Stamp Challenge Blog. I have made a card following the sketch and it will be one of the Easter cards I'm gonna send this year ( I didn't decide yet who will receive it ).
The image I used is from Daisy & Dandelion 'Some bunny loves you' collection, and coloured it with my promarkers. The paper is from MME Wild Asparagus and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have distressed the papers and inked them with brushed corduroy distress ink. The leaves were punched with my new Woodware leaf punch. All the flowers and leaves are sprayed with Tattered Angel glimmer mist.

When I decide who will receive it I will place an oval element for the message inside.

I hope you liked it, and thanks for looking.

Timi K

Little surprise at the post office

I have received a packet yesterday, and when I went down to the local post office to collect it they gave me two packets. I have received the prize I won a few weeks ago at The Sugar Bowl Challenge. That was a goodie bag, so I was really curious what was inside. I ripped off the wrapping as soon as I got back to my car :D And I saw the gorgeous stamps and the BG paperpack, buttons and brads,  here is a pic:

I am so happy, can't wait till the weekend to try them all :D:D

Timi K

Timi's Crafty Corner

Hi Everybody,
I haven't posted the last week, it doesn't mean that stopped crafting, just got busy with other things as well, like tidying up my desk, so this is the right time for me to give you a little tour in my craft corner.
As I don't have a whole room to craft in, I turned one of my bedroom's corner into a craft space.
I bought almost everything in IKEA, not because I am a HUGE FAN ( but I am), but I think their ideas for storing things are great and more important: affordable. I have the desk, which is a limited space, so I try to use every little square centimeter under, above and beside. Under the desk I have a drawer unit for white cardstock, watercolour paper, my beloved promarkers, and I have to admit that the middle drawer is a messy drawer. If I don't know where to put, I put in there. :D On the other side I have other handy drawers, where I keep the things I always need. On the desk I have a basket full of punches, and another drawer. Above on the shelf I keep my embelishments: ribbons, buttons, brads etc... On the right hand side the Expedit unit ( from IKEA) is for all my papers, chipboard and everything flat. I keep some of my clear stamps in CD cases on the white rack, and also my tools hang there on the wall.

This is the view from my bed, no wonder I have crafty dreams. And beleive me I never saw it so tidy myself LOL.
Here is a little WebAlbum, so you can pop over and have a closer look.

I hope you liked my little tour, thanks for stopping by,

Timi K

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My little notebook - Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I bought my favourite home-decor magazine on Saturday and I was given a beautiful little blue(turqoise) notebook. Unfortunately forgot to take photo before I started altering, but anyway I show you the final result.

I have to admit that I don't intend to give it away, I made it for myself :D (and not a bit selfish LOL). Recently I read/watch a lot of Marion Smith's works, she is just brilliant. I love all her mini-albums. So I got my inspiration from her. Visit her blog if you like:
So the base was the notebook and here is a list of the main things I used:
  • Tim Holtz Elements
  • Chipboard letters
  • Distress Inks (shabby shutters, worn lipstick, broken china, brushed corduroy)
  • Crackle paint (picket fence)
  • TH Fragments
  • TH Ball Chain
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Promarkers
  • Gemstones
  • Glossy Accent

I painted a few strokes of crackle paint on to the book first, the I have torn two piece of striped paper, inked the edges, stuck in the corners. I covered all the chipboard and grungeboard elements with crackle paint, and inked them. On the flourishes I put some glitter when the paint was wet.

I made some "hand-made" charms followed the tutorial on Whiff of Joy I& T blog. I made another small butterfly charm on the other corner of the book. The WOF City Girl  images are coloured in with Promarkers.

The flower is also from a tutorial from the same blog. First I made Michelle's flower and then I made a tulle flower under it following Bev's tutorial. For the paperflower I used white mulberry handmade paper, inked it with broken china and brushed corduroy, and finally stickel it a little bit.
It is a real fun to do these, THANKS ladies for sharing your ideas with us!!!

I am entering this to Simon Say Challenge where the topic for this week: Mother's Day/Girly.

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by,

Timi K

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Passion for Promarkers 41 + Friday Sketcher

This week over at PfP the theme is 'back to nature'. I've just bought some 12x12 paper from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love collection, so I knew I have to use one of them to create a card for this challenge. I followed the sketch from Friday sketchers. I am entering the card to both challenges.

The image I coloured in with my Promarkers is from Daisy & Dandelion, Some bunny loves you collection. I ordered this stamp kit a few weeks ago, and just love them. The bunnies are soooo cute. It wasn't a difficult card for me to do, cos I think the paper is busy enough, so I didn't use any embelishment other then the 4 brads in the corner of the vertical element of the sketch. To make the edge funny I used the MS double loops punch. And of course I inked every edge with brushed corduroy distress ink. And that's all.

I hope you liked it, thanks for stopping by,

Timi K

Monday, March 1, 2010

Passion for promarkers + Sketch Saturday

So this is the card I enter to Passion For Promarkers Challenge and Sketch Saturday. In a previous post I show how I made it.


I used:
Paper: My Minds Eye
Image: Rachell Anne Miller
Inks: Memento, Distress Inks ( brushed corduroy and tattered rose)
Flower: Prima
Brad: Papermania
Sentiment: printed from my computer

I hope you liked it, thanks for looking,

Timi K

Little muffin box

During the weekend a friend came over to help me with some things. I wanted to express my appriciation so I baked some chocolate muffins and made a little muffin box to give them away. Have a look here:
Muffins: Dark chocolate ones with chocolate frosting on the top and some mini marshamellows... yummy

And the box:

I used a template which I found here:
The swirls were stamped on a baby blue cardstock all around with brushed corduroy distress ink, and  I also inked the edges. I cut a window on the front and covered with acetate. In the corner I placed Prima flowers and some leaves punched with my woodware punch. I put some butterflies on the front as well as on the back. The muffin was placed on the tissue paper inside.

I hope you liked it, thanks for looking,

Timi K

A post in Hungarian :D

Some of my friends who live in Hungary asked me to post about how I make my cards and also asked me to do it so in Hungarian. So sorry for those who can't speak Hungarian, but everybody will understand by the photoes.

Hát akkor... sok szeretettel köszöntök mindenkit az eslő magyar nyelvű bejegyzésemben. 
Ezt az üdvözlő lapot két kihívásba fogom benevezni: Passion for Promarkers és Sketch Saturday. A következőknek kellett megfeleni:
Passion for Promarkers: két szín: Baby Pink és Tulip Yellow; és legyen a lapodon varrás (akár csak rajzolt is)
Sketch Saturday: egy vázlatot kellett követni, íme:

Az én elképzelésemben a vázlat 90 fokkal elfordult,  a kicsi elemek alulra és a pecsételt kép felülre kerültek.
Kiválasztottam a papírokat és a pecsétet. Fekete tintával fehér papírra pecsételtem (300gos súlyú fehér papír).
 Ezután magamhoz vettem a Promarker filceimet és elkezdtem színezni, így nézett ki színezés után:

Ezután a mintás papírokat felvagdostam a kívánt méretűre. ez volt az első eset, hogy pontosan tudtam, hogy mekkora "szeleteket" vágok, mert normálban csak ránézésre méretezek, nem törődök a pontos számokkal.

Miután ezzel megvoltam az egyes darabok széleit tintával színeztem, hogy jobban kirajzolódjanak a szélek, amikor egymásra rétegezem őket. Egy barna és egy rózsaszínes tintát használtam.
Miután megszáradtak (pár perc) elkezdtem őket felragasztani a háttér papírra. Amikor mindent felragasztottam, akkor egy hegyes eszközzel lukakat szúrkáltam a képem felső sarkához. Ezeken a lukakon keresztül fűztem sárga hímzőfonalat, és így kész is lett a varrás.

Mivel úgy gondoltam, hogy lehetne még díszítés ezért fehér zselés tollal dupla varrást rajzoltam a háttérpapírra. A kép sarkába illesztettem egy papírvirágot, aminek a közepébe egy gyöngy tetjeű miltonkapcsot tettem.Felragasztottam a fehér üdvözlőlapra és voila! Már csak az üzenetet kell a kicsi zöld négyzetbe helyezni és kész is van.

A végeredményt a egy következő bejegyzésben láthatjátok.

Remélem tetszett, köszi, hogy itt jártatok,


First layout on my blog

At Simon Says Stamps Challenge Blog this week the theme is "Vintage with Flowers". I got inspired by the DT's creations and decided to make a scrapbook layout. I haven't done any for months, cos I had no inspiration.I found this sketch to follow.

This is the blog where I found it, isn't it lovely.

This is how it turned out:
I used different brands of paper, beacuse I didn't have the whole set of them, so K&Co,  Basic Grey, and Core'dination. I have distressed the edges and inked them with brushed corduroy. Here and there I painted a bit of crackle paint in picket fence colour, so make it like white washed.
I saw a great idea on Jane's blog the other day. She used corrugated paper painted with the same crackle paint. In the local hobby shop there was no corrugated paper, so I recycled some cardboard which came with my new chest of drawers from IKEA. I'll have place for my punches, Cuttlebug and so on LOL!! And as soon as I tided up, I will show my upgraded craft corner ( It might take a few weeks LOL).
Back to the layout I also stuck a beautiful piece of lace over the recycled paper, just to follow the sketch.

The swirls is from Tim Holtz grunge board elements, painted with crackle paint, sponged over with some shabby shutters distress ink, and even put a few dots of stickles in the same colour. Sorry for the photo, it's blurred, but it will do.

And finally the flowers. As you can see not all of them are from Prima. The large brown ones are from Papermania and they are made from silk. I placed pearly brads and pearl in the middle.

I am also entering this layout to ' A spoon full of sugar' Challenge blog.

I hope everybody had a lovely crafty weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Timi K