Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WOYWW - New stuff and a few cards!

Hello my dear friends!

I am back on WOYWW after quite a while - things regarding my so called pension are going very slow so I am a bit dishearted and that also affects my writing on the blog but I am back now so get ready for loads of photos!
First up is my desk which today shows a lot of new stuff - I have ordered some stuff from Simon says Stamp - mostly dies and stamps and a few of their inks - I want to see if they are any good and also the colors are a bit different from the ones that are around so I splurged a bit! I also ordered some memory box dies which I still think are the most beautiful and intricate of them all...

 
There is so much stuff on offer these days online and in shops , I really think card making has caught on! It is hard to choose - you get so overwhelmed with stuff! I promised myself this will be the last buy of the year but I am sure next month I will be buying again - what an addiction!
Ok then lets get up to cards! I have made quite a few recently in all sorts of styles... I must admit I have gone off the Tim Holtz browny sort of style and am now into more lighter colors! I just need the "happy" in my life!
So here is a scenic birthday card I made for my DBFs grandson Ethan - he was very happy with it I have been told...


Next up is how I combine watercolors with making cards....just used them as a lovely colorful background and then stamped flowers with black ink on top! I will add this to the gallery of Najlepši par - the stamps and die cuts are from them....

and here is one I personally really like - I made it for a new baby girl - my boss just had a baby so I made a card all of the girls here at work signed and my daughter wrote a little poem to go with it! 


 
I made a nice autumn card which you can see here...
My DBFs daughter has had an operation recently so I have made a get well card for her - it is also a more autumn - ish card! The background paper inspired the whole card - funny how you get ideas from a bit of paper....and yes I also decorated the envelope!





Last card on this post is one I also made for my DBFs daughter for her birthday - it is coming up very soon and as he went back yesterday I thought he should take it with him - she doesn't read my blog so it is safe to show it....As you can see the background colors are TH Distress inks - I do love them as they blend together so beautifully! I put a cover up die cut out of silver paper on top and then added all the rest of the bits and pieces on top - die cuts, flowers, pins, bling - it is all there - I think the card is really flash and pretty!


So that is it for this weeks addition! I think I will start on my Christmas cards this week - I am not really a Halloween person - I might make one card just for fun but as I have all this lovely new Christmas stuff I think it is time to give it a go! So next week will probably be the first Christmas edition! :-)
Have a lovely week and enjoy your crafting!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
Cardarian

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ena jesenska!

Pozdravljene blogerke in blogerji!

Ponavadi pišem v angleščini danes pa imam eno krajšo objavo v slovenščini, naredila sem namreč eno jesensko čestitko za svakinjo z novimi štampiljkami od Najlepšega para!



Najprej sem odtisnila besedilo v črni barvi, nato pa sem posamezne liste odtisnila z različnimi pigmentnimi Memento Lux blazinicami, ki so bolj vlažne in se nanje prime embossing prah. Uporabila sem prozoren prah, kar je dalo listom lep sijaj in  tudi zaščito! Naslednji korak je bil namreč čez vso čestitko odtisnjena štampiljka z lesnim vzorcem v zlati barvi ( zlata blazinica Delicata). Ker so bili listi pokriti z embossingom sem z lahkoto pobrisala iz njih zlato barvo tako da lepo izstopajo barve listov! Dodala sem še zlato vrvico in nekaj bleščic in vse skupaj prilepila na čestitko naravne barve! Res so barve malo bolj svetle ampak jesen je lahko tudi zelo pisana! Čestitko bom dodala v galerijo Najlepši par!
Lep dan in lep pozdravček vsem! Lepo ustvarjajte - upam da sem vam dala malo inspiracije!

Cardarian
 

Abano Terme

Hello my dear friends!

I looked when I last posted and it is almost a month has passed! I honestly don't know how that has happened! I have been on holiday in Italy that was 1 week gone but the rest is just me not being as active as I should be! This waiting for things in my life to be sorted has certainly taken a tole on my blogging! I just have no proper will to do much - well I am still passionate about making cards and I will show them in the next few days! 
I had a very nice holiday with my DBF  in Abano Terme - it is a lovely place in Italy not far from Venice and Padova - with lots of hotels and Spas - very calm atmosphere! Italians certainly know how to enjoy life!
Here is the hotel lounge - it is quite an old hotel....



This is looking out to the pool where we went swimming every day...



We visited the home village of the famous Italian renaissance poet, scholar and humanist Francesco Petrarca...



Lovely place - huh hard to get to though if you have dogy knees but with the help of my stick I managed to climber up there...

Everywhere you go in Italy  there are old buildings with balconies and flowers on them - so pretty!

And now ladies a bit of fashion for you! Braccialini is a famous make of bags with aplique - they make so many interesting designs - I photographed them in the shop window...

Here are 2 with Madonna and Audrey Hepburn and I think Marilyn Monroe!


 It was just before the Scottish referendum so this one was apt...


And here is one with New York... also on all of the photos you can see the new autumn shoe collection!



So there a little bit of Italy for you!
Have a lovely day....I will be back later!
Hugs to all of you,
Cardarian