Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WOYWW

 

 

Hello everybody!

This week not much cardmaking is going on as I have visitors and must keep them happy....still I have took a quick photo of my desk and the new goodies from Hero Arts that I just got this morning in my mail box! I am itching to do cards but it seems rude to do that when you have people visiting! I might get some time in the early morning and do something for a challenge!
Here are my WOYWW photos  -  have a nose around and leave a comment if you see anything interesting....

See Ya 
Cardarian

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New design - nova oblekca!

Hello my friends!

As you might have noticed I have changed my blog.....I have no knowledge of HTML but I found this lovely blog called Delightful Dots where you find templates and instructions how to make your blog beautiful! As I said I have no knowledge of HTML at all but it is so easy I actually managed to do it! I definitly recommend this to all you cardmakers who are not happy with your blog's design and would like to make it nicer!
I thought it would be a good idea to share this discovery of mine with you!
Have a lovely day!
Cardarian

Dragi prijatelji!

Kot ste najbrž opazili sem spremenila izgled svojega spletnega dnevnika.......Resnici na ljubo nimam pojma o HTMLju, našla pa sem spletni dnevnik, ki se imenuje Delightful Dots, kjer najdeš navodila in "vzorčke" za polepšanje spletnega dnevnika! Že nekaj časa nisem bila zadovoljna z mojo "oblekico" ampak zdaj sem vesela, da mi je ta preobrazba uspela! Priporočam vsem, ki niste zadovoljni s svojimi spletnimi dnevniki, da si to stran ogledate!
Zdelo se mi je prav, da delim to moje odkritje z vami!
Lep dan in pozdravček vsem
Cardarian

Monday, February 22, 2010

Allsorts Challenge

 
 

Hello!

I am back with my card for the Allsorts challenge where the challenge is A tag, a ticket or a label!
This card was done with a technique I saw on one of the Hero Arts ideas videos - the stamp is from Hero Arts Big and small flower set, I stamped it on Brenda Walton K&Company DP 3 times so I could then cut out bits to decoupage the flower...I used a Bo Bunny brad for the tag and My mind's Eye string.....The background brown paper was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, I also used a EK success "wavey" punch....I think that is all..

See Ya 
Cardarian

Penny Black and ABC Challenge!



 
 

Good morning everybody!

Although I have visitors this week I managed to make a card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge  they want us to use yellow, pink and green...
The card also fits the ABC challenge  where they want us to use One patterned paper....
I made a rather simple birthday card which has already been given away and the recipe is:
Patterned paper: Summer Driggs
Stamps: Penny Black Critter Party
Ribbon: Rayher
Punches: the flower ones are Woodware and the corner one is a flat EK Success one!

So there that is nr. 1 card for today.....I will post another one later
Bye, bye
Cardarian

Dobro jutro vsem!

Čeprav imam ta teden obiske mi je upelo narediti čestitko za 2 izziva:
Penny Black Saturday, kjer je ta teden barvni izziv - hočejo rumeno, zeleno in roza....
ABC challenge je črka O - za besedo one - ena - en pisan papir
Torej: 
Ta papir je Summer Driggs
Štampiljke ježek in napis so Penny Black Critter Party
Trak je Rayher
Luknjači za rožice so Woodware in vogalčki za slikco so EK Success
No to je prva čestiika za danes, eno bom objavila kasneje!
Pozdravček
Cardarian


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gingham and paperpiecing

 

 


Good evening everybody!

I have made a card for 2 challenges:
Papertake Weekly challenge - Check it out! ( meaning you have to use gingham or checks) and
The Treehouse blog and
Cooking it up with Katie  - paperpiecing...now that was a challenge, as I have never done paperpiecing before. It took me a while to figure out how the printing goes but it was fun and I have now mastered yet another technique! 
YIPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
I think I could also enter this into Stamp Something challenge - they want A touch of spring and I think this card is quite "springish"
I used gingham and flower paper - I know they are digi downloads but I am not sure where from ( I will have to start writing down these things) ...the digi stamp is Pink Petticoat and so is the sentiment....the ribbon is TRUBA fashion! I also used Rangers Stickles on the flowers but my photo didn't come out really good so I am not sure if it shows very well...
So there my dear friends this is my card for today!
Happy crafting!
Your Cardarian!

Dober večer!

Naredila sem čestitko za 3 izzive:
Papertake Weekly ( kjer sem ravnokar dobila izziv!) kjer si želijo kockast vzorček papirja in 
The Treehouse, kjer si želijo "paperpiecing" tehniko......no to je bil zame zares ta pravi izziv, ker tega nisem še nikoli delala....gre nekako tako.....eno štampiljko odtisneš na bel papir potem pa ta isto odtisneš na pisan papir ( ali kockast kot sem to storila jaz - no jaz sem to naredila s printerjem ker sem imela digitalno štampiljko) potem pa zelo previdno izrezeš na pisanem papirju tisti del štampiljke, ki bi jo rad prekril s tem papirjem....oh bogve če me je kdo razumel ampak če pogledate mojo čestitko vam bo jasno! Bistvo je da sem jaz obvladala novo tehniko!
Pravzaprav bi lahko ta čestitka bila tudi za Stamp Something izziv, kjer hočejo nekaj spomladanskega - zdi se mi da je ta čestitka kar spomladanska!
Papirji so digitalni ampak ne vem od kje sem jih pobrala ( si bom začela pisati), digitalna štampiljka je Pink Petticoat, drobni napis tudi, trak je Truba Fashion, rožicam sem pa dodala malo bleščečega lepila Ranger Stickles  tako da se malo svetijo!
Tako, to je moja kartica, zdaj pa hitro spat!
Lahko noč!
Cardarian

Petra Majdič BRAVO!!!!!!!!! Najboljša si!

Dober dan vsem!

Danes je čudovit dan za nas Slovence dobili smo ZARES težko prisluženo olimpijsko medaljo - sem tako ponosna da sem Slovenka! Čestitke naši čudoviti slovenski športnici Petri Majdič, ki si res zasluži vso pohvalo!Kar neverjetna je bila...ko sem videla tisti padec - potem pa vso njeno moč, pomisliš, da nikoli več ne boš jamral za malenkosti! Bravo, bravo, bravo! PETRA NAJBOLJŠA SI!!!!!!!!
 

 

Kot vidite sem se vrnila k materinemu jeziku, zakaj pravzaprav pišem enkrat v angleščini in enkrat v slovenščini? Odgovor je zelo preprost. Ker sodelujem v izzivih za čestitke, ki jih delam moram pisati v angleščini, zato da bodo gospe po svetu razumele kaj sem počela pri tej ali oni čestitki, pa tudi zato, da če že pogledajo moj blog mogoče izvejo kaj o Sloveniji - kje ta dežela sploh je in potem tudi nekaj naših šeg in navad, pa tudi kakšne stvari o Slovencih, ki niso ravno pohvalne - zgodba o bulmastifih, ki se je odkar sem nazadnje pisala o njej razvila v pravo dramo - moram se vsekakor popraviti - niso ZVERI bili psi ampak ZVER je bil človek, ki je zlorabljal nedolžne živali! Ohhhhhh kam gre človeška gnusoba! Upam, da se bodo naši politiki naučili nekaj iz te zgodbe in bo kakšen tudi odstopil, pa ne zaradi psov in Baričeviča,  ampak zaradi očitne zlorabe položaja! Zakoni MORAJO veljati za VSE! Tudi za tiste ki nam vladajo, sicer se bomo lahko hitro odločili, da nam ne bodo več vladali!!!!!
No pa pustimo zdaj vso to dramo pa poglejmo malo naprej....minilo je Valentinovo ( Valentin ima ključ do korenin), minil je pust (upam da bo odgnal to zimo - kupi snega v Ljubljani so marsikje kar vesoljski - ulice izgledajo kot beli ( sivi) planeti),  nastopil je post , ki bo prav dobro del po tej zimi ko smo sedeli na kavčih in gledali TV ali DVDje in zraven veselo grizljali razne dobrote, seveda pa nabirali kile, ki pa sedaj nikakor nočejo stran.....torej post in sprehodi v (upajmo) prebujajoči naravi!!! Prihajajoča pomlad naj nam da novega upanja....
Lep dan vsem
Cardarian

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A birthday card for my friend!

 

This is a birthday card I made for my lovely friend Margareth...it is also for ALLSORTS Challenge which is this week a recipe, 3 of something, 2 of something else and 1 of another thing so here we go....I have 3 gems on my card - 2 of the 3 are hiding under the bow, one is on the flower, 2 Cuddly Buddly digi papers and 1 lovely Hero Arts flower!
 

This will also do for the The Pink Elephant Challenge : Use RIBBON!

Ok I have paid my dues so off to bed now
See you all tomorrow with some new adventures....
Cardarian

What is on my desk???

I said I would be back with a card but it hasn't materialised yet as I have been away from home all day.....there are a few more things I have to do before I can sit down, relax and enjoy cardmaking....still I will participate in WOYWW (What is on your workdesk Wednesday?)- it is my first time but because I love to nose around other peoples desks I think it would be only fair for me to show mine.....you won't see a project just a few new things I just bought....new glue rollers - I am buying those by tons, my new copics ( I just bought a few new very nice colors)  are sticking out of the pot - ha, ha it is obviosly getting too small for my Copic madness.....and loads of punches which I have prepared for my next project....also a big mess on my printer....so that is it....I will show more next Wednesday - uh this is fun!

I WON THE CHALLENGE AT PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ! YIPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!

I am sooooo happy! I have won the Papertake Weekly Challenge! How lucky is that??? And I just started blogging! It has certainly given me a boost to do more and more cards!
I don't know what certain things are like "blog hopping" but I will learn eventually....Today will be a lovely day, ha, ha I am glowing! 
We had a bit of snow on the ground but it all stopped now....
I will be back with a card and some other thoughts later....
Thank you again to Papertake weekly for this lovely surprise and also thank you to the sponser Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Have a lovely day everybody!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Papertake weekly and lots of snow, Papertake Weekly izziv in snežne podobe

Dober večer!

Kmalu bo treba spat ampak preden grem še ena hitra objava: moja čestitka za Papertake Weekly izziv , Cute card Thursday in podobe zadnjih snežnih padavin.
Papertake Weekly challenge ima skico







po kateri sem naredila tole čestitko, še ena za Valentinovo ( Cute card Thursday) ampak kaj hočem, čas je pač tak....




Zaljubljenčka na slikci, ki je digitalna od Bee Crafty, sta pobarvana s Copics Marker-ji, DP so od Martha Stein Meyer (Rayher), besedilo je Scrappy Cat clear stamps, trakec tudi Rayher, perlice so pa Kaiser.

Good Evening Everybody!

It is time to go to bed soon, but before I go I would like to do this post I promised in the morning...

A card for Papertake Weekly Challenge , Cute card Thursday and some pictures of the snow we have here in Slovenia....


So about the card.....Papertake weekly challenge wants us to follow the above scetch made by Dawny P.
The lovers on my card are a digi download from Bee Crafty, colored with Copic Markers, DP is Martha Stein Meyer from Rayher, the ribbon is also from Rayher, the sentiment is made with Scrappy Cat alphabet and the pearls are from Kaiser.

And here are a few snowy photos.....
Zdaj pa še malo zimske idile....



Ljubezen in sneg, Love and Snow


Dobro jutro!

Danes je res dobro jutro, čeprav sneži in je snežilo vso noč in so zunaj kupi snega sem jaz v moji pižamci in uživam en dan dopusta, ha, ha sem malce prestara da bi navsezgodaj zjutraj čistila avto in lopatala sneg - sem rekla NE! Danes bom gledala sneg le skozi okno.....no saj snega je kar veliko, bom v drugem današnjem blogu objavila nekaj slik iz zasnežene Ljubljane!
Sedaj pa k čestitki, ki sem jo danes zjutraj spravila skupaj! Z njo sodelujem v naslednjih izzivih:

- Crazy 4 challenges - Valentinovo (moja kartica je ene sama ljubezen)

- Crafty Angels - Katera je tvoja najljubša barva? (rdeča in roza seveda!)

- Crafty Calender Challenge - Ljubezen in prijateljstvo ( spet zadetek v polno)

- Pink Elephant Challenge - Mushy Gushy Valentine ( še en zadetek v polno!)


Recept za mojo kartico:

Papir za ozadje Canon
Luknjač srce Picture Punch 3"
Srčke sem embosirala z Cuttlebug mapami za embosiranje ( embossing folders) Swiss Dots, Heart Blocks
Srček v sredini je iz blaga - je delček traku, ki sem ga naročila is Anglije pri Cuddly Buddly
Rožica je narejena z luknjači EK success in Leone M
Razcepek je Bo Bunny
Napis Love je "freebie" iz revije Creative Cardmaking
No, tako to je prvi del, se oglasim še enkrat z mojimi " snežnimi" fotografijami!
Pozdravček vsem
Cardarian

Good morning Everybody!

Although it is snowing and it has been snowing all night it is a good morning - HA - I am still in my nighty! I said NO today ! I am just too old to go out there and clean the car and shuffle that snow - I am taking a day off! YIPEEEEEE!!!!! I will be looking at snow through the window....
I will take a few photos later and put them on my next post!


I have managed to make a card and I will enter it into the following Challenges:


- Crazy 4 challenges - Valentine (my card is all about LOVE)


- Crafty Angels - What' s your colour? (red and pink of course!)


- Crafty Calender Challenge - Love and friendship ( bulls eye!)


- Pink Elephant Challenge - Mushy Gushy Valentine ( another bulls eye!)





My card was made with:


DP paper - digital download from Canon

Heart punch - Picture Punch 3"

Hearts were embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dots and Heart Blocks

The heart in the middle is from Cuddly Buddly

Flower is made with EK success in Leone M punches

Brad is Bo Bunny

Sentiment Love is a "freebie" from Creative Cardmaking magazine


Thats all for the moment I will be back later with my photos of our "winter wonderland"

Bye, Bye
Cardarian

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cultural Day - Kulturni praznik





Hello everybody!


Back from a 3 day long weekend...We had our lovely Cultural Day holiday ...it was very nice, even though the weather was not what we would want...I read a few Prešeren poems (Prešern being one of our greatest poets) and watched the celebration on television....someone had a very good speech - definitly letting our politicians know they are not paying enough attention to "cultural issues"

I managed to catch up with all my house work ( washing, ironing and cleaning) so I am back on the horse so to say....I can now start making cards again....I don't know why but I have more of a cardmaking mojo when I have everything in the house done. I have to order some new things today from various craft dealers so I will be prepared for the easter card season.....ok then my friends....I will try to do a challenge this evening....
Happy crafting and have a lovely day!
Cardarian




Pozdravljeni!


No pa je konec 3 dnevnega vikend.....bilo je zelo lepo, čeprav vreme ni bilo ravno fantastično..Prebrala sem nekaj Prešernovih pesmi, potem pa sem gleda proslavo na televiziji....nekdo je imel zelo dober govor, lepo je povedal našim politikom, da jim ni prav dosti mar za našo kulturo......odlično! Vsi ki delamo v kulturi to zelo dobro občutimo...

Uspelo mi je tudi opraviti nekaj gospodinjskih del (pranje, likanje in pospravljanje) tako, da sem zdaj spet na konju.... zdaj lahko spet začnem z delanjem čestitk....Ne vem zakaj ampak. če imam razmetano stanovanje ni nobenega navdiha. Danes bom naročila nekaj novih štampilk in drugih malenkosti, da se bom pripravila za sezono delanja Velikonočnih čestititk! YIPEEE!!!!
Bom poskusila narediti čestitko za kakšen izziv danes zvečer!
Lep dan in veselo "kraftanje" ( grozna skovanka ampak kaj pa je lepa slovenska beseda za to???)


Cardarian

Friday, February 5, 2010

ALLSORTS, BEE CRAFTY, CHARISMA CARDS AND PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

Dobro jutro!

Danes nimamo prav lepega vremena - imam pa lepo temo - KARTICE IN IZZIVE!!! Naredila sem kartico za Valentinovo po naslednjem receptu:
Štampiljka: digitalna, Instyle Stamps - Datenight!

Papirji: Rayher - TILDA

Rožice: naredila sama z luknjači EK success in L - EM in še nekateri drugi, ki nimajo napisanega proizvajalca.
Okrasne perle: iz Mullerja

Barvice: COPICS ( oh ljubim jih!!!!)
Najprej mi oblikovanje te kartice ni šlo najbolj od rok, imela sem material pa nič idej, predlogo sem našla na Allsorts izzivu, potem pa je šlo delo od rok kot pesem....rezultat si lahko ogledate drage dame in gospodje - če je kakšen med vami!
Torej ta kartica je za naslednje izzive :
Allsorts challenge - predloga

Bee Crafty - romantična in ljubezenska tema

Charisma Cardz - ljubezen

Papertake weekly - ljubezen

No tako lep pozdrav do naslednjič in lep dan, kljub kislemu vremenu!


Good morning everybody!

We don't have a nice morning - it is raining....all that snow will turn into slush....uh.....still I do have a nice theme - CARDS AND CHALLENGES!!!!! I made a Valentines card, for 4 challenges - look at me my 3rd blog post ever and I am already combining challenges! Clever girl aye???
So here we go:

Digi stamp: Instyle Stamps Datenight!
Papers: Rayher - Tilda
Flowers: made with several punches: EK Success, L-em, I think Woodware are the folk hearts
Gems: From Mueller - a shop in Ljubljana - they might as well be from Rayher too!
Coloring: Copics ciao markers ( aren't they just great!)
At first making this card didn't go very well - I had all the material but no idea what to do with it, then I found Allsorts scetch and then it went quite easy, the results of my work are in front of you my dear ladies and gentelmen ( if there is anyone amoung you!)
So this card is for the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - scetch

Bee Crafty - romantic or loving theme
Charisma Cardz - Love

Papertake Weekly - Love actually

There you go done! Have a lovely day everybody.... see you soon.... Cardarian


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Psički, psi in zverine - Doggys, dogs and beasts

Danes bom malo razmišljala o tragediji v zvezi z bulmastifi, ki se je Slovencem pripetila.....kaj naj rečem?? Tragedija na večih nivojih......Največja seveda za lastnika, ki je šel predaleč v svoji "ljubezni" do psov, tragedija tudi za človeka, ki so ga že leta 2006 pogrizli ta isti psi in ni dobil nobene kompenzacije za to, tragedija za vse sodne in izvršne veje oblasti, ki niso bile sposobne (ali pa zaradi "prijateljskih vezi" niso hotele) izvršiti usmrtitve psov, tragedija za strokovnjake in trenerje, da niso bili sposobni lastniku dokazati da so ti psi zaradi svoje narave in skupnega življenja NEOBVLADLJIVE ZVERI, tragedija tudi za vse lastnike takih psov, ki bodo zdaj zaradi te zgodbe "šikanirani" in na koncu tragedija tudi za te pse, ki pač zaradi svoje narave ne morejo biti drugačni in je pač na človeku da jih vzgoji pravilno, če pa se ne dajo vzgojiti pa jih pravočasno evtanizira! Skratka dragi Slovenci upam, da vas je ta zgodba, ta velika tragedija česa naučila!

Today I will be writing about the tragedy that happened here in Slovenia with the bullmastiffs....what can I say?.....A big tragedy on many levels......most tragic for the owner of the bullmastiffs who went too far with his love for the animals that in the end killed him, it was also really tragic for the man that has been attacked by the same dogs in 2006 and never got a compensation, also tragic for all the officials - politicians and judges who were not able ( or didn't want to, because of their friendship with the owner ) to have the dogs put down so many years ago, tragic for all the specialists and dog trainers who were not able to convince the owner that these dogs are ( because of their nature and the fact that they live together) DANGEROUS BEASTS, it is also tragic for all the owners of bullmastifs who will not find it easy having these dogs after this tragedy and in the end it is a tragedy for these dogs who just can't help being what they are and it is on their owner to bring them up properly, but if they are dangerous put them down before such a tragedy occours..... My fellow Slovene people I hope this tragedy was a good lesson for everybody.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My first day of blogging - Moj prvi dan bloganja

This is my first blog ever - very excited....but a bit scared too because I ask myself why write a blog??? Is it just to express your opinion or is it to get other people to be interested in your opinion ( I am sure that is what you really want!) ...also as I am making cards should I just blog about cards or can I discuss anything...politics, nature, cooking, the environment, fashion.... I think I will go with just anything because it will definitly be more fun! Ok this is it my first blog....

To je moj prvi dan bloganja, zelo sem vznemirjena, pa tudi strah me je....stalno se sprašujem zakaj pravzaprav pisati blog?? Zato da izražaš svoje mnenje ali zato da se ljudje začnejo zanimati za tvoje mnenje?? To je najbrž kar si vsi blogarji želijo....pa vendar ker delam čestitke ali naj blogam le o čestitkah ali pa je bolje da pišem o vsem kar razmišljam, politiki, naravi, kuhanju, okolju, modi....No mislim da se bom lotila vsega - gotovo bo bolj zabavno! No pa sem začela blogati...

Here is a card I have made for my daughter - she wanted something lovey dovey to give to her boyfriend for their anniversary and here it is....

Tukaj je čestitka, ki sem jo naredila za mojo hčerko, s fantom imata obletnico pa je hotela nekaj je valentinovskega.....