Monday, October 13, 2014

Breast Cancer Awarness - Europa Donna Slovenija

Hello my dear friends!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are now ready for the challenges of this week! Well I am here today because I want to remind you all that the month October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness! Millions of women all over the world suffer and I hope that there will soon be a cure! We must help with donations so that research can be done! Our Slovene challenge blog Craftalnica is hosting a challenge this month for the breast cancer awareness! We will all make a card, show it on our blog and then donate the card for charity! I am writing this post both in Slovene and English - Wherever you are in the world donate to this cause to your local charities - it is important for women to help each other!

Pozdravljene drage prijateljice! 

Pri Craftalnici je 1. tema izziva v mesecu oktobru Roza pentlja simbol boja proti raku dojk! Izziv se mi zdi res krasna priložnost da pomagamo tistim 1200 ženskam v Sloveniji, ki vsako leto zbolijo za rakom na dojkah! Izdelke z roza pentljami bomo darovale združenju Evropa Donna in tako vsaj malo prispevale za raziskave in pomoč bolnim! 
Včeraj, ko sem se lotila moje kartice ( težko rečem da je to čestitka) sem razmišljala, kakšna pravzaprav bi morala biti taka kartica! Zdi se mi, da bi morala biti vesela, polna upanja, ker to vsak, ki zboli potrebuje!
Pri Najlepšem paru so pripravili nove okrogle novoletne štampiljke, ki naj bi se uporabile kot obeski za jelko, na enem piše upanje, in ta je bil zame inspiracija!
Pri Unity Stamps so že pred nekaj časa ravno tako za boj proti raku dojk naredili set štampiljk v ta namen.
No in jaz sem združila oboje in nastala je kartica, ki bo upam,  nekomu vlila upanja!



Najprej sem odtisnila deklico in krogec z besedo upanje, potem sem se lotila ozadja z pentljami in srčki., nato sem vse pobarvala  in še dodala nekaj bleščic! Moram reči, da mi je bilo v veliko veselje narediti kartico za ta izziv!Slike bom tudi dodala v galerijo Najlepši par!
Kartico bom poskusila še danes dostaviti tja kjer se zbirajo!
Vsem en prav lep pozdrav iz sončne in zaenkrat še tople Ljubljane - a nismo res srečni, da imamo tako čudovito jesen?
Cardarian

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOYWW - Christmas cards and a christening card!

Good morning my dear friends!

How are you this gloomy morning?? Well it is gloomy here - autumn has kicked in - not temperature wise but the dark gloomy days have come! Still I guess that does give us time to sit inside and make cards ( well maybe!). Anyway today is Wednesday and WOYWW - I have missed last weeks but I am back now with my desk which is not very interesting and my first lot of Christmas cards! I don't feel Christmassy at all but a crafter has to do what a crafter has to do! Huh!
So to kick off lets look at my ever so boring desk....there is so little room now that I really have to tidy up after every card I make otherwise I can't do anything - how did it get this way I just don't know !


What you can see is a few ink pads from Simon Says Stamp - I have been wanting Doll Pink and Mint for ages and I have them now - then there is some mirror card which I have used on a Christmas card and is still hanging around and there is a beginning of a new card which I have used a cover up die on and you can see here

You will have to wait till my next post to see what happens with it....he, he just like a TV series..a cliff hanger at the end! :-)
Well don't worry I have plenty of cards for you to get some inspiration...I hope...

So number one.....kraft, white and silver combo.... dies from Simon Says Stamp, a bit of stamping and pearls and an embossing folder for the background....



Next up red, silver and white combo - two dies - another Simon Says Stamp and the lovely poinsettia die is from our Slovene company Najlepši par....



Washi tape card up next...I have so much washi tape and I think a few cards like this might make me use up just a little bit....why did I buy so much washi tape anyway??? The word die is from the Frantic Stamper...



Yes and here is another one that follows the similar pattern but is made with a wash of watercolors...the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and it is covered in glitter glue....simple but I like it!

This last one is a "proper" Christmas one....I did a background with a TH stencil and TH DI Mustered Seed! Then I put vellum over it and then die cut the manger and sentiment in gold mirror card....




And here is my last card for today it was made for a friend who's little grandson TIM was christened last week . I used the same TH stencil for the background - vellum also and lots of bling - I must admit it is one of my favourite cards for a christening - the sentiment is also from Najlepši par ! The stamp for the baby cot is from France but I have no clue what make - it was a gift from my daughter! The cross is a Spellbinders die!



So there - that is all from me today! I will now hook up to the main office - Stamping Ground and you should too if you want to show the world what is on your desk and also want to have a snoop around other desks!
I wish you a lovely day and week! Keep crafting and enjoying it!
Lots of hugs to all,
Cardarian