Tuesday, 26 December 2017

cute Christmas tree card


Hope you all had a great Christmas! :) I had fabulous time at home with my family, really enjoy it! :) 

Today quickly I wanted to show you one more Christmas card I've made. It was a wee bit harder to make this one as I really wanted to use this cute christmas tree paper and as it is so colorful and very decorative it was really hard to choose different paper that will match and wouldn't be too much. But I think I've dealt with it quite well! :)

So to make this card I've used white card base and enveloper from Craft UK Ltd. , then I've add white with christmas tree and eco brown paper from Galeria Papieru. Then I've decorated edges with red frill cut from Paperconcept paper and cut out Christmas shed. Next I've used Galeria Papieru stripe to cut out cute christmas tree and printed text. I also used Memory Box stitched poinsettia die to cut out red flower. Finally I've added some wooden stars and few drops of different colours Nuovo pearl drops from Tonic Studio

What do you think? Let me know! :)
My card is taking part in Challenges:

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Little story how it all started :)


I know it will be really strange as its almost a year since I've started this blog... but I just realised I actually never introduce myself and never told you who I am, what I am doing, how it all started and many other things! So really sorry for that and I will quickly catch up now!

As you already know from my site brief introduction I'm Magda and I'm living in London. However I'm originally from Poland. When I was 19yo I left Poland to study in Edinburgh, UK. I've spend there few years and even though I really liked Edi the weather up there was horrible. I can seriously count on fingers of my 1 (ONE) hand days that I could actually wear shorts within 6 years I've been there. So imagine the rest! Of course there were nice days but mainly clouds or rain and highest of 18 degrees. Then at one point me and my fiance at the time decided to move to London. And it all starts here.

I've always been rather DIY person. Since I was teenager I was always first to take screwdriver and assembly IKEA furniture at home and do little more scrap related DIY. So when I actually start planning our wedding I knew I would love to do as much as possible by myself. About 1,5 year before the big day I've already planned wedding invitations! I didn't have a clue how to do them, what craft tools I will need or how to start but I was so excited that shortly after I started gathering necessary essentials (and quickly I found how little I knew what was classified as "essential" and I ended up with a lot of rubbish that I never needed! 😜).

On my first trip to Hobby Craft I bought Sizzix Big Shot machine as I though it is so cool and I will be able to do so much on it. The same day when I opened the box I realized how silly I was. I knew nothing about machine, bought it thinking I will be able to do all stuff straight away and imagine my silly disappointment when I found out machine comes with no cutting dies at all and each cost between £5-10! Quickly I've decided that due to complete lack of experience I'm actually too "new" to crafting to own the machine and returned it back to the shop! Instead I bought great X-cut guillotine that I still have and still adore! Rough beginning isn't it? :)

Then there was a time when I completely focus on my own wedding and preparation. I've made my wedding invitations, Love is sweet banner and all little badges for sweet table, menus, table plan, instruction how to use Instax, drink menu, place cards and many others! (I will show you few pictures at the end! :) ) And I need to admit I loved it! and what made me so proud was that all our quests were under huge impression and they really like it! So once my wedding past I just couldn't stop crafting :). I've started to do simple birthday cards now and then for my friends and family and suddenly I had so many occasions to do more and more!

And few months later I decided to buy cutting machine again but this time I knew how to use it and what accessories I needed (or maybe I was more aware of how much money I will start spending on cutting dies! It's really addictive you know?!). This time I bought cute green Cuttlebug as it was so compact and relatively cheap :). And roughly here the next part of my story began and it continue up till now :). I'm fully addicted to scrapbooking and I do have my beloved craft corner in the living room filled with much stash, papers, chipboards, ribbons, cutting dies and all other craft essentials :).

How did your scrap story began? Share in comment if you want! :)

Finally let me show you few pictures of my own wedding stationery- and remember it was my very first time with papercraft! :) Sorry for the quality of the photos- there were made quickly just for myself to remember what I've done, never though I will publish them! :) There were few more stuff I've made myself but unfortunately can find any pictures :(

Our guest book, Star Wars Theme as my husband is huge fan :)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Ho ho ho Merry Christmas!


How are you? Getting ready for Christmas? :) As it is December already I'm actually thinking of getting a christmas tree very, very soon! :) I love Christmas, seriously. There is no other time in a year when there is this magical home and family spirit :). Don't get me wrong I love my family and we are really good to each other but Christmas time is just special! :) And I'm counting days now as in less than 3 weeks I'm driving back HOME for Christmas! :) Can't wait! :)

And to get it this magical spirit...I would like to show you really nice, sparkling card. Simple, classy and really, really nice!

To make this card I've used white card base from Craft UK Ltd., which I've decorated with red glittery paper bought in Walmart back on my holiday in June. Then I've added beautiful green chequered paper from Galeria Papieru and little bit of beige paper from Trimcraft. Next I've decorated it with Christmas shed chipboard bought from small local craft shop back in Poland. And finally I finished it off with red ribbon from Hobbycraft and white stripe with christmas wishes.

Hope you like it! :)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Thank you frames for Christening


Hope you are alright! Today quick post as I wanted to show you great idea to say little "thank you" to Godparents for Christening. White frames personalized to say what is important!

To make this frames I've used great paper with stars from Piątek13 and blue dotted paper from Craftymoly. I've cut out cute angel boy with Paperconcept papers and added a little note to say thank you. Finally I've decorated it all with cute blue, mint and white paper flowers from I am roses and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Classic and elegant First Holy Communion invitations


How are you? I haven't post anything recently as there is so much stuff going around! I'm still crafting, a lot! its just post thing is a wee bit worse off! Anyway hopefully I'm back :)

Today very classy, elegant but simple invitations I've made for First Holy Communion. I'm seriously a huge fan of them! 

To make it I've used white card base from Craft UK Ltd., which I've decorated with pearled paper I bought from Ally Pally. In the center I've added geometric doily with white IHS on top. Then I've added simple satin ribbon I got from Paperconcept and printed text.

Hope you like it!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Simple birthday card for man


Today quick post. I'm really busy with some other projects so shortly you can expect a lot of new pictures! :) Let me show one of birthday card I've made for friend who had his birthday in October. Simple theme but I like it! :)

To make this card I've used white base from Craft Uk LTD, which I've decorated with Piątek Trzynastego paper. Then I've added blue with stars paper from Galeria Papieru. Next using paper from Paperconcept I've cut out few silver and white banners with Joy!Crafts cutting die. Then I've cut out white decorative frame and made insert with Piątek Trzynastego paper. Finally I've added Craftymoly chipboard and few drops of Nuovo drops from Tonic Studios.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Silver and glamour wedding invitations


Today I wanted to show you wedding invitations I've made as special order. It was all customised and discussed at every step. I need to admit it turned out beautiful!

To make this invitations I've used white pearled paper from Paperconcept, which I've decorated with decorative paper also bought from Paperconcept. Then I've cut out square with decorative silver paper I bought from my local craft store. And added another pearled paper square with addition of white and gray ribbon from Paperconcept and little buckles bought from eBay.

These invitations are really glamorous and elegant. You open them like a book and they have nice sentence at the back as well. Unique project, simple, elegant and really classy.

What do you think? :)