Monday, 30 March 2015

Monday Madness # 9

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

Last week was a bit crazy and then I also had connection problems and would not be able to post even if I had time to make some cards. But I think we could menage to make it work this week. I even got my desk in order :) 
Prejšnji teden je bil malce nor, potem pa sem imela težave še z internetno povezavo, tako da pravzaprav sploh ne bi mogla objaviti stvari, tudi če bi voščilnice imela pripravljene. Sem pa uspela pripraviti mizo na delo za ta teden. 

I hope you had a wonderful start to your week and thank you for coming over.

Upam, da se je vaš teden odlično začel in hvala lepa za obisk. 

Mateja

Monday, 23 March 2015

Monday Madness # 8

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

Every time I write down Monday Madness it seems to be a crazier week ahead of me. I don't know what is going on, but things are just mind blowing at the moment. I mean... does this look like someone's crafting desk? This just looks like a dumping ground :/ I have to apologise in advance... I don't know if I will be able to create for every post this week. I hope I can, but I just want to give you a heads up. Thank you for sticking with me.
Vsakič, ko napišem ta naslov, je pred menoj bolj nor teden. Ne vem kaj točno se dogaja, ampak trenutno nisem čisto prepričana kje se me drži glava (če se me sploh še). Sicer pa vam je verjetno jasno ob pogledu na mojo "ustvarjalno" mizo na sliki... Trenutno je bolj odlagalni pult kot pa vir inspiracije :/ Že vnaprej bi se vam rada opravičila, ker mi ta teden morda ne bo uspelo objaviti vseh objav, ki so na vrsti. Upam, da mi uspe, vendar ne morem ničesar obljubiti. Hvala za razumevanje. 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you and thank you for coming over.

Upam, da je pred vami čudovit teden in hvala lepa za obisk. 

Mateja

Friday, 20 March 2015

A Blog Named Hero Challenge - Unexpected

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

Today we are starting another challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and the theme is Unexpected. We would be super excited if you join us :)

Danes začenjamo nov izziv na A Blog Named Hero in tema je Nepričakovano. Zelo bi bili veseli, če se nam pridružite :)
I focused on the unexpected use of my supplies. Let me explain.
  1. I made a tag and I don't do them that often.
  2. This butterfly is pieced together out of flower petals.
  3. Body of this butterfly is cut out of one stencilled flower petal (bottom left corner of that stencil) that I also clear embossed. I cut it with a bit of a border and shaded it with black ink (stencilled part is shiny and the shaded part is not). 
  4. I made butterfly's antenna out of some wire and put a couple of gems on ends. 
  5. I did not dry emboss the tag but glued a few die cut pieces of cardstock that are originally supposed to be terrarium. 
Osredotočila sem se na nenavadno uporabo mojih pripomočkov. Naj razložim.
  1. Naredila sem tagec, kar ne naredim prav pogosto. 
  2. Metulj je dejansko sestavljen iz cvetnih listov. 
  3. Telo metulja je izrezan senčen del enega listka iz plastične šablonice (listek v spodnjem levem kotu). Senčen del sem embosirala tudi s prozornim prahom in vse skupaj izrezala z malce belega roba. Vse skupaj sem nato senčila s črno barvo (en del se tako blešči, drugi pa ne). 
  4. Tipalke metulja sem naredila iz žice in na konce dodala par draguljčkov.
  5. Osnovo tagca nisem suho embosirala, temveč na karton prilepila nekaj izrezkov, ki so prvotno mišljeni kot terarij. 
I hope you take a look at inspiration pieces from our Design Team and join us for a chance to win a gift voucher from our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=634982&b=199868&m=24698&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom
Upam, da si boste pogledali navdih, ki ga je pripravila naša ustvarjalna ekipa in da se nam boste pridružili, saj lahko osvojite darilni bon našega sponzorja Simon Says Stamp.
http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=634982&b=199868&m=24698&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Esimonsaysstamp%2Ecom
Thank you for coming over and have a great day!

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan!









Friday Fun # 7

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

Another simple card playing with my Distress Ink pads. This is very similar to this card but instead of just pattern paper for the background I played with a stencil a bit. I love doing that :) 
Ponovno ena izmed enostavnejših voščilnic, ki je precej podobna tej. Ponovno sem se igrala z Distress blazinicami. Namesto vzorčastega papirja pa sem na ozadju senčila preko plastične šablone. To je ena izmed mojih ljubših dejavnosti :) 

Thank you for coming over and come back again for my challenge post for A Blog Named Hero

Hvala za obisk in lepo vas vabim nazaj že danes na mojo objavo izziva A Blog Named Hero

Have a great weekend!

Čudovit vikend vam želim! 

Mateja

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Work Time Wednesday # 7

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

This set from Hero Arts is super adorable and first thing that popped into my head was paper piecing this images for a baby card. I used those adorable mama and baby bear and used brown pattern paper for the mama and blue one for the baby. A few pieces of pattern paper and a beautiful sentiment to go with it. We don't need much more than that.
Ta set štampiljk Hero Arts je izjemno simpatičen in prva stvar, ki mi je padla na pamet, je bilo sestavljanje živalskih parov iz vzorčastega papirja. Uporabila sem medvedji par in kombinirala rjav in moder vzorčast papir. Za ozadje sem razrezala nekaj papirjev in jih sestavila skupaj. S čudovitim voščilom zraven je to vse, kar potrebujete za izjemo simpatično voščilnico.

Thank you for coming over and have a great day!

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan!

Mateja

Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday Madness # 7

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

I did some reorganizing over the weekend and I still have some work to do, but as you can see I got a new box for my new stamps and Hero Arts things (ironically I repurposed the box from my desk organizer for this). I also separated my (mostly Hero Arts) background stamps into a separate box to make more room in my big box of stamps. That is quite a few boxes, but it will be probably easier to keep track of things and find them. We will see how it goes :) 
Čez vikend sem malce reorganizirala moj prostor. Čaka me še nekaj dela, vendar verjetno lahko na fotografiji opazite novo škatlo, v katero sem spravila vse moje nove sete štampiljk in vse sete Hero Arts, ki jih imam (ironično je, da sem za to uporabila škatlo, v kateri je bil originalno moj namizni organizator). Prav tako sem v ločeno škatlo dala vse moje štampiljke za ozadje (večinoma so to Hero Arts izdelki). Tako sem naredila nekaj prostora v moji veiki škatli štampiljk, da bom laže našla stvari in imela večji pregled na vsem, kar imam v lasti. Na koncu se je izkazalo, da imam sedaj kar nekaj škatel, ampak bomo videli kako mi bo nov sistem ustrezal. 

I hope you had a lovely start to your week and that it remains that way. 

Upam, da se je veš teden začel čudovito in naj se tako nadaljuje še naprej.

Mateja

Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday Fun # 6


Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

There are sometimes situations in which you don't know what kind of card you should send. Pink or blue. Or there are times when parents don't like to define their child's sex with the typical colour. So you need a gender neutral card. When I think about gender neutral colours I think about green, yellow, orange and brown. And that is what we have today. I used this cute cuddly bear and my favourite background stamp from Hero Arts. I used green, yellow and brown colours and added some rhinestones to bling it up a bit.
 
Občasno se pojavi situacija v kateri ne vemo točno katero voščilnico bi morali poslati. Roza ali modro. Ali pa starši ne želijo definirati spola svojega otroka s točno določenimi, tradicionalnimi barvami. Ko pomislim na nevtralne barve (kar se tiče spola), pomislim na zeleno, rumeno, oranžno ali rjavo barvo. In točno takšno situacijo imamo danes. Voščilnico sem naredila s pomočjo super simpatičnega medvedka in moje najljubše štampiljke za ozadje proizvajalca Hero Arts. Uporabila pa sem zelene, rumene in rjave barve in na koncu dodala nekaj draguljčkov.
Thank you for coming over and have a great weekend.

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit vikend!
 

Mateja

I'm entering this card into:
- Simon Says Monday B is for... Challenge (B stands for baby, bear and butterfly)
- Simon Says Things That Fly Wednesday Challenge 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Work Time Wednesday # 6

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

I got some new stamps about a month ago and I was itching to try them out. So I made two cards for today, one using the Altenew Painted Flowers and one using the Wplus9 Just Geometric:Triangles stamp set.

Približno en mesec nazaj sem dobila nove sete štampiljk in od takrat sem komaj čakala, da jih uspem uporabiti. Za danes sem pripravila dve voščilnici, pri katerih sem uporabila Altenew Painted Flowers za eno in Wplus9 Just Geometric: Triangles štampiljke za drugo.
First one is geometric and I used combination of Hero Arts Shadow inks to stamp this background out with Wplus9 stamp (this is a technique that I saw with Jennifer McGuire on this video). I did not do a great job lining those triangles up and I need some practise (but I still think it looks ok). This is a great canvas for your sentiment or extra embellishments, but I stamped a sentiment (Happy Birthday) and added numbers. 
Prva je bolj geometrična, uporabila sem kombinacijo Hero Arts Shadow blazinic, za odtis ozadja z Wplus9 štampiljko (to tehniko sem videla v tem videu Jennifer McGuire). Ni mi najbolje uspelo poravnati trikotnikov tako da očitno potrebujem še nekaj vaje (vseeno mislim, da ni preveč slabo). To ozadje je odlična osnova za veliko voščilo ali dodatno okrasitev, jaz pa sem v tem primeru le odtisnila voščilo in dodala številke za okroglo praznovanje.
The other one is much more whimsical and a bit girly. I used Altenew Painted Flowers, VersaFine Onyx Black ink and some Hero Arts Shadow inks. These roses look amazing and are super simple to stamp. I had some problems with VersaFine ink transferring onto the solid stamp and I had to stamp it off first and clean it, because I would transfer the black lines on the next flower not intending to do that. I think this is such an easy card that looks amazing. It’s all because of those stamps. They make your job much easier because they are designed perfectly.
Druga je precej bolj nežna in ženstvena. Uporabila sem Altenew Painted Flowers štampiljke, VersaFines Onyx Black in nekaj Hero Arts Shadow blazinic. Cvetlice izgledajo čudovito in jih je povsem preprosto sestaviti skupaj. Imela sem nekaj težav s črnim črnilom, ki se je preneslo na ozadje vrtnice in sem jo na drug cvet odtisnila, brez da bi to želela, če štampiljke nisem dobro očistila pred ponovnim odtisom. Mislim, da je ta voščilnica zelo enostavna za izdelavo, končni izdelek pa je čudovit. Za to so krive predvsem štampiljke. Tvoje delo izjemno poenostavijo, saj so oblikovane perfektno.
 
I added Stickles to both of them for some extra sparkle and dimension and that was it.
 
Na obe voščilnici sem dodala nekaj Stickles bleščic za nekaj dodatne dimenzije in to je bilo vse.
 
Thank you for coming over and have a great day!
 
Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan!   

Mateja 

I'm entering the blue card into Simon Says Monday Challenge: B is for... (I used a couple shades of blue there).

Monday, 9 March 2015

Counting days... / Štejem dneve...



Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

I have my third solo post for A Blog Named Hero up today. I used a super cute set from Hero Arts OWH Missing You 4×6. To read more about it click on the sneak peek photo.

Danes je na A Blog Named Hero moja tretja solo objava. Uporabila sem izjemno simpatičen Hero Arts set štampiljk OWH Missing You 4×6. Da o tem preberete kaj več, lahko kliknete na spodnjo sliko.
http://ablognamedhero.blogspot.com/2015/03/counting-days.html
Thank you for coming over and have a great day!

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan!

Mateja

Monday Madness # 6


Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!
 

»Today's« desk is from last night. I had some time this week to work on some cards and I finished when it was already dark outside.
 
»Današnja« miza je bila slikana včeraj zvečer. Ta vikend sem imela nekaj več časa za ustvarjanje, kar sem izkoristila in končala šele takrat, ko je bilo zunaj že temno.
 
I sure hope I will get on track this week. Past few weeks were super caotic and I had no extra time or mojo to be creative. I have my solo post coming up today for A Blog Named Hero, I have my weekly posts ready and there might be some extra this week. I found a few cute challenges that I might take part in. 
P.S. Did you notice the hand lotion among my crafty things? That's a must have :)
Močno upam, da mi bo uspelo priti na čisto ta teden. Zadnja dva tedna sta bila izjemno kaotična in nisem imela niti časa niti ustvarjalnosti, da bi delala voščilnice. Danes Je na vrsti tudi moja solo objava za A Blog Named Hero. Pripravljene imam redne objave za ta teden, morda pa se najde ta teden še kakšna za zraven, saj sem našla kar nekaj simpatičnih izzivov. 
P.S. Ste morda opazili kremo za roke med vsemi ustvarjalnimi pripomočki? Nujen dodatek :)
 
Hope your start of the week was great and that it remains like that.

Upam, da je bil vaš začetek tedna super in da tako ostane še naprej.
 

Mateja

Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday Fun # 5

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

I have a very special card for you today. I got asked to do a 90th birthday card for a special lady who loves butterflies. So I did one. I played with dry embossing and pattern paper, beautiful sentiment (All the best!) on a tag and I also added a few butterflies and covered them with some glitter.
Današnja voščilnica pa je nekaj posebnega. Dobila sem prošnjo za voščilnico ob 90. rojstnem dnevu za gospo, ki ima zelo rada metulje. In tako je nastala današnja voščilnica. Poigrala sem se s suhim embosiranjem, vzorčastim papirjem, čudovitim voščilom na tagcu, vsemu skupaj pa sem dodala še par metuljev, ki sem jih prekrila z bleščicami. 
Thank you all for coming over and have a great weekend!

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit vikend! 

Mateja

I'm entering this card into:
- Simon Says Special Lady/Girl Wednesday Challenge
- Simon Says Work it Wednesday: Spring


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Work Time Wednesday # 5

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni!

Today's card is another birthday one, because I realised (after doing some organizing) that I don't have any extra birthday cards on hand. And since my focus stamp set is a birthday themed, that is perfect :) Today I used balloons from that set and some pattern paper (that I usually don't know what to do with when there are bright colours and patterns involved).
Današnja voščilnica je rojstnodnevna, saj sem po nekaj pospravljanja ugotovila, da mi kronično primanjkuje rezervnih rojstnodnevnih voščilnic. Na srečo je trenutni set štampiljk, na katerega se osredotočam, rojstnodnevni, tako da so se stvari kar dobro izšle. Uporabila sem balone iz seta in nekaj vzorčastega papirja (ki se mu običajno malce izogibam, saj me močne barve in vzorci kar hitro prestrašijo).

I paper pieced the balloons and make them a bit dimensional by rounding them up from the back and putting some foam adhesive in the middle. I "hung" the sentiment up on the balloon string so it looks like balloons are lifting up the sentiment (it says: Have a fantastic birthday!). I cut some panels from pattern papers and layered everything up on my card base. A few finishing touches, sponging and I still have no idea if I like those patterns together or not. They look fun and playful. What do you think?
Balone sem izrezala iz vzorčastega papirja in jih malce izbočila z zadnje strani, tako da sem na sredino vsakega balona lahko prilepila tanko penico lepila. Voščilo sem "obesila" na balone, ki ga nekako dvigujejo in ga bodo odnesli s seboj. Iz vzorčastega papirja sem izrezala nekaj kosov in jih prilepila na osnovo. Še nekaj zadnjih malenkosti, senčenja in dodatkov, pa se še vedno nikakor ne uspem odločiti, če mi je ta kombinacija papirja všeč ali ne. Je živahna in igriva. Kaj pa se zdi vam?

Thank you for coming over and have a great day!

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan!

Mateja

I'm enetring this card into Simon Says Work it Wednesday: Spring (flowers and spring time colours work for this theme IMO).

Monday, 2 March 2015

Monday Madness # 5

Hello everyone!

Lepo pozdravljeni! 

Today I'm sharing my table BEFORE and AFTER card making. I don't know why, but my desk is a mess when I finish my work. Perhaps it's the lack of system and space that gets to me, but I hate it. I can make it quite reasonably clean in about two minutes, but it still drives me crazy :) 

Danes z vami delim slike moje ustvarjalne mize PREJ in POTEM. Ne vem zakaj, ampak nekako mi uspe, da moja miza vedno spominja na kup nesnage, ko zaključim svoje delo. Morda je krivo pomanjkanje sistema in prostora, ampak mi nikakor ni všeč. Sicer jo lahko precej solidno pospravim v roku dveh minut, ampak me še vedno spravlja ob živce. 
Before... / Prej...

and after / in potem.
I'm still playing catch up with my posts, but at least I just finished mine for next solo post at A Blog Named Hero. Since I had zero inspiration it came out quite nice. Come back for it next week. Now I'm off with some class preparations for tomorrow. 

Še vedno mi ni uspelo priti na čisto s svojimi obveznostmi, sem pa pripravila naslednjo solo objavo za A Blog Named Hero. Glede na to, da sem imela kar precej težav z navdihom, je izpadlo vse skupaj prav simpatično. Več podrobnosti o tem pa naslednji teden. Sedaj pa me čaka še nekaj priprav na jutrišnji dan v šoli. 

Thank you for coming over and have a great day! 

Hvala za obisk in želim vam čudovit dan! 

Mateja