Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3

Hi all, this is my tag for day 3. I really like the bonus project so decided to create a tag with similar look.

I used some blue distress inks and stamped the snowflakes on the tag. I decorated it with tulle and charms. This was a real easy but great technique.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2

Hi all, here I am with the second tag.

I think it was a bit more challenging for me today than yesterday. But anyway it turned out OK.
I used kraft resist paper from the original kraft resist pad. I covered the tag with picket fence stain and then stamped a few snowflakes in blue and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I stamped and embossed pine trees as well. I cut a chipboard house and covered it with sticky back canvas. Then I decorated with some words and charms.
Let's see what tomorrow will bring,
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 tags of Christmas

Hi all, over at Crafting Ireland, Nicole decided to go and join in the fun creating all the 12 tags of Christmas. I said I would try and join in too, but you know me, I'm not a regular blogger. Anyway I try my best.
So this is what I came up with after seeing Tim's tag:
Since I haven't got the pine cone die, I tried to look for something that I can use for doing the pine cone. So I found the Spellbinders Blossom 2 die and made the cone with it.
I cut the greenery by hand and also used some punches.
Hopefully I'm back tomorrow with another tag,
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Winter village advent calendar

Hi All, I just want to share with you the 3D advent calendar I created using the beautiful Basic Gray Nordic Holiday papers.

This is a big project but I really enjoyed assembling all the little houses. I wrote a tutorial on it in Crafting Ireland Issue 5.

I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

World's Card Making Day - bit delayed :)

Hi all, I want to show you a card that I made for World's Card Making Day, 1st October. It was published on Crafting Ireland's blog, but I never got around to show it to you too. It is with a technique that I had to try. I saw something very similar on Ellen Huston's Classroom, so I made my own version of it. What you need is your Promarkers and Alcohol blending solution from Ranger. I coloured in a grid with different colours from the same colour family and when dried just dropped some of the blending solution on it. After I stamped the car and added some doodles with white pen on the black paper. That's it. It was a real quick make.

Hope you like it :)
Tomorrow I'm off to Harrogate, England to participate in Dina Wakley's workshop :D Can't wait.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

My first ever digi LO

This is a digi layout I made following the sketch over at Crafting Ireland. This is my first ever digi LO, but I have to say I enjoyed doing it a lot. I used a free digi kit, I downloaded from Everyday Mom Ideas.

Photos were taken at my mum's birthday this week, and we used

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafting Ireland Issue 4!

Hi everyone, Issue 4 of Crafting Ireland is out! It is full with tutorials and product reviews. Have a look at the tutorial about the new art medium called Inktense Blocks by Derwent. This is the layout I made for the tutorial

This photo was taken in Co. Louth, Ireland. I loved the little cottage. 

Make sure you visit Crafting Ireland blog

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PS: this is my layout #5, I know I am much more behind that I should be, but still beleive that I can make 30 layouts by the 7th January :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Missing in action

Hi everyone, I'm back again. I was missing in action. There were lots and lots of things happening and I hardly had any time to do some crafts. I made a card for a wedding. It was a very quick card ;)

This is the real clean and simple. It's not really my style, but it turned out OK. I couldn't resist some texture, so I placed the sentiment onto little foam squares.
Thanks for visiting me,

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PS: don't forget about Crafting Ireland Issue 4 is out on 19th September ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Memories from Dublin

Hi all, I want to show you today a mini I made ages ago. It had been sitting on my shelf for long before I gave it to a friend last weekend. I used October aftrenoon papers and stickers. I haven't decorated it too much, so she can put lots of photoes in it. I made some pics. (Sorry for the quality of the pics :(, I have taken the photoes with my phone and seems my hand was a bit shaky)

 I hope you like it thanks for visiting,

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Friday, July 15, 2011

#4 from 30 LOs

Hi all, today is the day when I show you my fourth layout of the 30. This layout was inspired by Donna Downey's Inspirational Wednesday. Just put the colours where it feels good, don't think too much,  just play with the media you have. I did so.

It's a bit different in colour, as I don't use too much of pinks and purples.
So, do you like it?

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

#3 from 30 LOs

Hi, I'll be short today. Here is a LO I made as the third one in my own challenge. It was published before on Crafting Ireland blog as an inspiration for the submission theme 'Colour challenge: blue, yellow and green. So here it goes:
Hope you like it, thanks for visiting,
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Donkey, the layout

Hi all, back again, and today I'm going to show you another layout I made for the second issue of Crafting Ireland magazin. This is to show how I like to use my stencils/ masks.

Want have a look how I built this background? head over to Crafting Ireland Issue 2.

And also have a look at our new  submission call, themes are: Summer fun, Colours: green, yellow and blue.

thanks for visiting today
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crafting Ireland Magazine is out again!!

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know that Issue 2 of Crafting Ireland is out again. Have a look here. If you want to know how to make a layout like the one below and learn some tricks with Distress Stains, don't hestitate, read the magazine.

Also if you like to win a pack of 12x12 Basic Grey papers, leave a comment on Crafting Ireland Blog telling us what you would like to see in future issues of the magazine.
Thanks for stopping by,
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

#2 from 30 LO's

hey, back today with another LO from my own 30LO's challenge. This time I used the scketch from over at Creative Scrappers, which I really liked because found it is a low horizon composition structure. I know, cos I'm taking part in Claudine Hellmuth's Composition for Collage class on Big Picture Classes and this weeks topic was horizon composition structure :D.  So let me show what I came up with:
So? do you like it? I must admit that I am pretty happy with the results. I built the whole thing onto a BG ledger paper. Stencilled letters and dots, then stamped some cirles/flowers. You cannot tell that I love masking tape, can you ?? I made a black mist from just acrylic and water poured into a spray botlle. It sprays in big drops, but I like it. The other mist was Juniper from Tattered Angels. Some Prima felt flourish and ready :D Oh no, not just yet. I had to try my new Liquitex Glass bead texture  gel ... WOW Can you see, little glass beads?? I coloured the with some perfect pearls :)

Love textures as you know, so it is somethink that I will defo use again.
let me if you like it...
thanks for stopping by,
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Friday, June 10, 2011

#1 from 30 LOs

Hi all, I haven't been blogging for a while now again. Oh well, that's me :D. Today's the day when I reveal the first layout of the 30 in my 30 LO before I turn 30 challenge. I have used the sketch from over Skethcy Thursday. I like to alter the sketches a bit, using them in a different way. I had to turn this one as well, I only had landscape photos. I inked (paint-ed) up my new Prima stamp, this is absolutely fab,  I think it's called Hollyhocks, or something like this. Here's my little creation.

So? what do you think? I won't show you now how messy my fingers are :D Used a little sewing machine again, it gives sucha great texture and to make the LO dimensional, all the elements are popped on foam adhesive. And for the title I used some American crafts Thickers ( you can't have enough of them).
The first one is completed on time, let's see what I creat next week. If you want to read about the photos, pop over to the 30 LO before I turn 30 page
Thanks for stoppin by,
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pencil Lines - Sketch 239

Hi all, today I'm showing to you a layout that I made using the sketch from Pencil Lines.
What did I use to create this LO? Paints&inks and more paint&inks, built my layers on the top of each other. I have to admit I wasn't 100% happy with my first result of the background, but then I put more layers and I'm happy enough to show. I used masking tape to make the frills around the circle element. The black circles were made with a toilet roll.

So what do you think? Like it? 

Other. I decided to challenge myself and make 30 scrapbook layouts before I turn 30. I will make ine layout each week and as I counted I need to start on the 4th of June (I have to check the counting thought.)My birthday in on 7th January. So this will be my scrapbooking adventure for the rest of 2011.
thanks for visiting :)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Belle Ragazze

Hello and Happy Sunday :D. I am full of energy, don't know why, just happy as I can be. Yesterday I got inspired by a sketch I saw at Sketchy Thursday, so I made a layout with it (turned the skecth 90 degrees). When I was  looking through all my printed pics, I found one which was taken in the Botanical Garden in Padova. And I thought that was a good moment to unwrap my huge Donna Downey foam stamp that I keep in a secure place in the house. I just love the size of it and look forward to buy another one.
Here is the layout:

It is quite a simple layout, I mean there are no layers of DP on it. The background paper is from October Afternoon, I had to tone down the brightness of if with some Airbrush paint and some gesso. Then I mixed some greens and teals to stamps with and then some black paint droplets and the background was ready for me to build my flower cluster around the pic. 
Over at The Creative Type blog the challenge for May is to use foreign phrases on your layout rather than your native language. My title is in Italian, says Beautiful Girls :D. Used TH die to cut the letters and coloured them with lots of distress inks and then covered with Rock Candy crackle paint. And then more and more distress inks. The layout is very dimensional (suprised??), I used Liquid Scrapdots, I am sooo happy that finally we can buy it here, in Europe, cos it is so cool.( I got  it from Craft Emporium) To achieve dimensional effect I put the pic onto foam dots and even tucked one of the big flowers under it.
I am entering this layout ot Sketcy Thursday and to The Creative Type.
I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by,

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PS: If you haven't seen the brand new Crafting Ireland magazine head over to the blog and enjoy reading it

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

just a few layouts

hi, I want to show you these layouts I made a few weeks back to the Scrapbook magazine. They didn't make it for the next issue, so it's time to show them to you.
The fiorst one is: Mother. This is about my mother and my grandmother. I have bulit a lot of texture on it, with paints, tissue paper, sewing machine and foamdots. I used the new Csomo Cricket paper: Upcycle.

The other one has even more texture :) I have embossed some Ten Seconds Studio metal sheets and then cut the shapes around. This one is about my farewell party I had when I was leaving Hungary. I didn't have any proper picture taken in the party, so I felt that these, where people can be seen "in parts" is a good way to express the party feel to the layout. Very busy background paper from We R Memory Makers.

Don't forget to pop over to Crafting Ireland, our first issue is out!!!

I hope you like these, thanks for stopping by,
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Big Announcement

Hi Everyone! I have a big announcement for you!!! Crafting Ireland, our brand new online magazine is out today!!! Pop over to Crafting Ireland and have a look!! We are so excited and we would like to know what you think. Let us know!!
If you would like to get published get in touch with us via email:

There is a challenge in the magazine and a prize is offered by An Siopa Bui (thanks very much). You have to follow the given sketch. Nicole made a card and I made a 12x12 layout using the sketch. Let's see how we inspire you. Here is my take on the sketch:

I used many product from TH as you can see. I managed to get my messy hands onto the new Kraft resist paper, and absolutely love it!! I also used some of the new Distress Stains, have to buy more of those :D
I hope you like my layout and you find interesting ideas in the magazine too.
Have a great day,

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Grungy Monday 03 + Simon Says Stamp and Show

Hi everyone, today I'm going to show you a card I made using TH Texture fades, inks, some Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Perfect Pearl Mists.
Over at Studio L3 the challeneg was to use the technique shown on the video. On SSS and Show blog you had to use one of Tim's techniques, so I thought I combine them and enter this card to both of the challenges.
I have built a good few layers of colour, and the glimmer mist gave a very nice shiny effect.The stamp I used is from The Craft Stamper magazine (free gift )
I really like the way it turned out.
I hope you like it too, thanks for stopping by,
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PS.: Don't forget about the submission call over at Crafters Ireland Magazine, The submission is open for everybody from all over the world. Check it out here.