Monday, October 1, 2012

More Older Pages

Hi everybody

I still have more pages to share that were made probably few moths ago

First LO: My DD2 when she was only few moths old - maybe 2 or 3. As you can notice I am still using up my old Basic Grey papers and those hexagons are just perfect way for using up scraps of papers. Hexagons are cut using Sizzix die, Dylusin  stencils are used for the background together with various mists. Small flowers are Prima, the big flower is home grown using Graphic 45 button and some lace from the stash, ribbon is by Pink Paislee and some old stamps for the title. 

The second LO: Photo of my DD2 on her 'big' bike, some old Fancy Pants papers, flower are home made,  butterflies are made using Hero Arts stamps and dies set, coloured  using  inktense pencils and put some gloss on top of it, doilies are Unity Stamps and matching spellbinder dies and punch is EK Success . I added some flocking powder on the  letter for more texture and some machine stitching.


This is all for now, wishing you all great day/night and enjoy whatever you do,

xx Svjetlana

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Catching Up With My Pages

Hello from a very bad blogger.

I cannot really say reason why I did not post anything for so long, I suppose the time is just moving so fast around me, summer holiday, back to school, my work and now we are nearly in October.

I just finished with my contract and I am now back into hunting for another one or maybe even permanent job.

I did do some crafting, not very often but it has been long time  and I will try to catch up with and post them all eventually. Even I did not post anything for long time, I hardly participate in any forums, chats or similar, my stash somehow managed to grow and when I scraped I put an effort to combine some very old papers with new staff so that I use up some of old collections.

Here is my LO 1     

Papers are Basic Grey, flowers Prima, punch EK success, stamp is Tim Holtz
LO 2, pretty much the same kind of stash as the first page, the photo of my DD1 when she went on skates again after braking her arm on them second time - my brave girl.

And one more, my DD2 after having her first hear cut. Used same BG papers as above, The Crafters Workshop stencil, MS punch, my own flowers, Prima swirls and ribbon is I think Pink Paislee I think.

Sorry I don't have any close-ups this is all for now.

Thanks for reading my blog



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Working Weekend

It has been so bad weather over here, but I was asked to work over the weekend so the weather made it easier for me.

While waiting to see if my work produced any acceptable results I thought  I will make another post here.

I am in a messy crafting phase, while my patterned papers piling up everywhere and taking over my house I have been playing with inks, paints, gesso and stamps. I feel I am so addicted to all Ranger products. Ok enough of bla, bla.. There is the page:

My DD1 when she was 6, on one proper summer day,

Used scraps of old paper, Webster pager ribbon,
dies - Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Cheery Lynn , Ranger grunge board - to cut title and the cage,
Border and corner punches - Martha Stuart, Mists and stamps - Dylusions 
canvas - Ranger, gesso - Ranger, paints - Range, inks - Ranger and StazOn.

Background was plane white card once! And one close up:

Have a nice weekend

Svjetlana x

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Page maps and me

Hi everybody

One quick post this time. Have you ever heard of Becky Fleck and her the Page Maps, Becky is a sketch designer and you can find huge sketch library on her website and first day in month she brings out brand new set of sketches along with 'never seen' set of pages designed for her sketches.
You might think why I am writing all  this; I am doing it because she asked me to make a page for her July set. So this is a sketch I have been working with:

and this is my take on it:

As you can see I went into completely messy stile of carfting

For this page I use:
  1. some small scrap of Basic Grey paper
  2. Mists - Dylusions
  3.  Stamps - Dylusions, Unity, Waltzingmouse 
  4. Flowers - Prima - yes I buy these sometimes (LOL)
  5. Buttons - Prima
  6. Charm - Bo Bunny - I think
  7. Dies - Tim Holtz 
  8. Twine - Kaisercraft
  9. Canvas Ranger
  10. Gesso Renger
  11. Inks - Renger, StazOn 
  12.  sawing machine 
 I would love to do some crafting now, but it is too late and tomorrow is another long and busy day at work. Have a nice day and enjoy in whatever you doing.

Svjetlana x

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Golfing Aroud

Morning Everybody

It is Saturday morning, everybody is still sleeping and I have been up before 7 a.m., very unusual for me!! Am I getting old??

Never mind, I was tiding up my photos and came a cross photos of two pages that somehow I haven't posted so far. They are both from our holiday in Co. Wexford from 2010 and they are about mini golf and I made them both using Fancy Pants very girly, pinky and summery collection: Wishful Thinking or something like that. But enough of bla bla there are pages here:

I used some stickers that came with the collection and rest are home made embellishments.

Thank you very much for your visit.

Svjetlana x

Monday, June 11, 2012

How To Enjoy Hot Summer Day?

I cannot believe there are more then 3 moths since I posted last time. A part from my job taking energy and time I don't have any other excuse, working in IT makes me want to spend my free time away from computer (LOL) for this very reason I never tried digital scrapbooking.

 I had lovely time on my first ever crop of that kind with local group Crop Tarts last Saturday. I made one page meet lots of lovely and creative ladies and I am looking forward for the next one.

I still did not take a photo of that page as well as many other pages I made over past 6 moths or so in those odd moments. But there is one I scanned while ago and I think it is perfect for this time of the year:

The photos of my DD2 were taken on our holiday last summer. I have no idea now what she was telling me but looking those photos got inspiration to make it like tips for one hot summer day.

Used long list of items for this page and the page is based on one of the Page Maps sketches :
  1. Papers by Fancy Pants
  2. Stamps by Hero Arts - alpha stamps; Fancy Pants - journaling stamps
  3. dies - Sizzix - big alphas and swirl; spellbinders for the flowers
  4. punch - EK success 
  5. twine by Doodlebug
  6. inks Ranger and stazon 
  7. stitching is made using sawing machine
Hope you like the page and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

x Svjetlana

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

News to share and a page

Hello bloggers

I have one big news to share with you: I got a job. It is a full time with bit longer commuting, but hey I cannot always complain. I am happy and looking forward to buy some new stash soon. I hope I will have time to use it sometimes, hehe.

Now for all those very inspiring blogs that I follow I have to admit I was not visiting much recently, firstly I was too busy with interviews preparation then I started working with very short notice but I will get there and catch up with your blogs and get back to crafting too.

I was just going through my photos and found nice page that I never posted anywhere:

I used old Basic Grey papers, all flowers is hand made by me, butterflies are sizzix dies, the fabric flower uses same fabric used in dress, the only problem is that it looks more blue on the photo. The page is based on one Once Upon A Sketch sketch, good sketches are not only for challenges but for making pages afterwards. The photo is of my daughter on feis, and close up of my flower.

I just spotted one more page, made by same paper collection, I kind of clearing them up:

Me and OH on our honeymoon. I am not sure what I had in mind about this page, was probably considered as unfinished. I will think of that.

Have a nice day


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Few days ago a friend of mine Donka treated me with a blog award 'Liebster blog'.

 The idea of this one is promote small blogs, less then 200 follower and pass it to 5 other small blogs.
The rules are:
  1. link the award back to person who gave it to you
  2. Pass in to 5 small blogers
  3. leave comments on their blogs
  4. Liebster in German means dearest  
I must admit, it was not easy task for me to make this selection, many whom I would chose probably wouldn't bother, but anyway I made my list:

  1. Triona 
  2. Sam
  3. Maria
  4. Fiona
  5. Suzie
This is all for now. hope I will post again soon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafting Ireland

Hello all my dear readers. I am sorry for being absent from my blog for so long.  No I did not hibernate, I had to activate myself in a job hunt and was preparing few job interviews. In order to do that properly I put away all my stash and kept away from crafting as much as possible. I did make few birthday cards and few tags, will share these with you in some other post. Unfortunately, I still don't have a good news to share with you in respect to my job hunt.

However I have one fantastic news to share with you, not one but two of my pages have been published in Issue 8 Crafting Ireland, see page 25. The Crafting Ireland is a free on-line paper crafting magazine packed with ideas, tips and techniques. I would recommend everybody to check it out:

Thank you Timi and Nicole for accepting my pages.

Few days ago I received a blog award from my dear friend Donka, will talk more about that in my next post. 

Have a lovely day