Friday, April 22, 2011

I like weddings :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by!! Today I want to share two things with you. First is the card I made for my sister´s wedding in march. It was a last minute card as I almost forgot to make one as I was very busy creating the table decoartion for the wedding. I used the same colors for the card that I used for the decoration. And this brings me to the second thing I want to share with you. I made this water lilies and tealights for my sisters wedding to decorate the tables. And maybe some of you want to know how to make such flowers. For all that want to know how I wrote this tutorial here . There you find the instructions step to step. If you still have questions about it, don´t hestitate to ask in the comment section.

Hope you like them and HAPPY CRAFTING
Maria :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I like it to relax :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by!! After all the busy work and stress in our daily rutine we all need some time to relax. When I want to relax I carft cards and small things for my friends all over the world. On PapercraftPlanet (PCP) we have a very kind, generous and very talented lady. She is the one and only SD of SP in AGG on PCP (Social Director of Secret Pals in Anything Goes Group on Papercraft Planet). And as SD she also has a very busy time with us and so I thought that i would send her a card to tell her to relax from time to time. She has a few cats and as she first saw this image as it was sent to me from my SP she said that she likes it alot. So I used this image colored it and painted a small rug as background for the little cat (with wings) and added my small sentiment.
It took me a long time to send her this card as I received this image in December last year..but school and life got in the way...well at least she finally got it :)

I hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Maria :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I like small fairies in spring :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!! Today I want to share a card with you that I made for my friend Leigh-Anne that lives in the USA. She saw pictures of my cards and asked me if I could send her one as well..and here we are. I used a stamped image my friend Karen from New Zealand sent me and colored it with waterbased crayon and my watertank brush. I also used some of the rhinestones she sent me in the corners of the image. I used a VivaDecor set for the Springtime sentimentand inked it up in two shades of pink to give it a little shadow effect. In the middle of the image and the sentiment I put a knot and riboon of a light pink velvet ribbon. On the base of the card I put a very pink cardstock to give the whole card a very pink touch. Pink is one of the favorite colors of my friend Leigh-Anne and so I used it for this card too.

I hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING :)

Maria :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I like this cute little froggy

Hello and Thank you for stopping by!!! Today I want to show you the little fingerfrog that I sent with the froggy card I showed you last week. I made this frog out of green cardstock and cutted out face and body, hands and feet. I laminated each part to make it drool save. Then I punched small wholes in the body and hands and feet and put a green eyelet through each. I used green pipe cleaners to connect the body with the hands and feet and put a pair of googly eyes on the frogs face. As last part I put a rubber-band on the back of the frog and painted a small smile on its face. I hope you like this little fellow as much as my friend Anne-Marie and her grandson Bevan did.

Have a great day and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Maria :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I like frogs

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!! Today I want to share a froggy-card with you I made for my great friend Anne-Marie and her little grandson Bevan. Frogs have a special meaning for them :)
I used for this card different kind of green paper and ink. I embossed a frog embossingplate from Nellie Snellen that i inked up first with different green shaded ink and put it through my cuttlebug then :) Aren´t they cute? :) On the left and right edge of the card I added small clipping frogs that I made using a normal frog punch and a clippunch punch from Nellie Snellen also. Like on the Babycard I made small tags and stamped the letters for the word FROG on it and put it on green gift-ribbon. But its not just the little jumping fellow that was meant with this word..the word stands for
F- Forever
R- Rely

I hope you like the card and HAPPY CARFTING.

Maria :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I like chocolate :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!!! Who doesn´t like chocolat you may think, huh?
Well today I want to share a card with you, I made for a Chocolate Swap on Paper Craft Planet. Sounds yummy, huh? The task for this Swap was it to send 3 pieces/bars of chocolate as minimum to a chosen partner and add a card to the package that has a chocolate theme. I found the inspiration in the Papercraft inspirations magazine :) I love how the chocolate pieces turned out on this card :) On the first look hard to believe that they are just colored on brown cardstock. I hope that my chocolate swap partner didn´t bite in her card too ;) I used sticker letters for the writing and also added some blue-brown-pink ribbon arround my card-chocolatebar.

I hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Maria :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

I like babies :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by!!! Yesterday I got a request for a card from a friend. One of her friends is expecting twin baby girls very soon and so my friend needed a card for that occasion. As i had no image for that kind of card I searched online and found a very cute babyimage on PaperCraftPlanet . I mirrored it with a picture programm and got so this cute double baby image :)for the background of the card I stamped a few bayimages like small babybottles, diaper needles and so on with an embossing inkpad and embossed them with golden embossing powder. As next step I punched out small tags and stamped the letters of the future names of the little girls on them. I put them on pink gift ribbon, so they would fit the pink color of the card. On the edge of the background paper I put pink-golden line stickers. My friend liked it a lot and I´m happy that i was able to help her with this card :)

I hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Maria :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I like owls :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by. During the last weeks I found some very cute owl ScrapbookPaper at our local crafting store and had to think of my newZealand friend Karen at the same moment as she is a huge fan of owls. So i bought a few pages of that paper so i could send some of these owls to her and also to my great crafting friend Jill. So I started creating a few cards with this very cute owls and also a cuttlebug embossing folder I got from my Secret Pal, that i want to share with you on this post. All of the owls landed safely in NewZealand and in the USA and were glad to be ste free after such a long time in the close envelopes ;)
so here are the creations I made owlish ;)
first card is the one with the embossing-folder I got from my SP for my friend Karen

the second one was also for my friend Karen and has some of the very cute glitter owls on it :)the last one is for my very generous and talented friend Jill :)

Hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING
Maria :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I like spring :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by. Finally Spring has reached us and flowers are blooming everywhere. I love it :) The sun is shining more and more and the nature is showing its wonderful colors. Today I want to share this small spring card I made for a friend overseas. I used a VivaDecor set for the vines and the Sentiment and my favorite Butterfly set "Flight of the butterfly" from StampinUp for the cute little butterflies. I put some pink selfadhesive rhinestones as body on the butterflies to let them shine a little :)
Hope everyone is enjoying the sun and for those who are still bothered by the S*** (can´t write this word without feeling BRRRRRRR) I will send some sunshine your way :)
Hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING
Maria :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

I like mail :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by. As one of many crafters I like it to send out cards and projects as mail to my friends. The card I want to share with you today was for my great friend Anne. She travels a lot and told me about it and *DING* the idea for this card was born. I used a great mail tag clear stamp from Viva Decor for the background and put a small envelope on the front of the card with a surprise for Anne inside of it.( she found it after 1 hour lol). I loved the blue of this card :) I finished the card with a small hello note on a stamp diecut that came with my cuttlebug as starter set. the last thing i added were small blue brads I bought from my christmas gift certificate i got from my sister :)

Hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING
Maria :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I like it to fold flowers :)

Hello and thank you for stopping by. I haven´t blogged for a while cause a lot of studying came in the way. But finally i have more time to craft and also to blog once in a while.
I want to start this blog-period with a birthday card I crafted for a friend that will celebrate her birthday this month. Her favorite color is purple and so I used different kind of shades of purple and pink for the flower-layers. They are made out of folded circles of cardstock and vellum paper ( part is printed, some just unicolor). I put a selfadhesive purple rhinestone in the middle that i got as a gift from my great New-Zealand-Friend Karen O. :) I also used the rhinestones on the small border under the flower. I like all the small flowers on the background of the card that is paper from a StampinUp Set, which was also a wonderful gift from a great crafting Lady Kim Burmeister. I stamped the Happy birthday from a stamp set from My Paper World on a scalloped circle that was another gift from my american friend Jill.
You see, what would my crafting be without my wonderful international friends. Thank you to all of you!!! You are awesome and support my carfting so very much :)

Hope you like the card and HAPPY CRAFTING
Maria :)

Friday, April 1, 2011