torek, 26. februar 2013

May all your wishes come true



Ena kratka objavica za danes. Malo sem v gužvi zadnje čase, a sem še uspela stisniti v današnji dan voščilnico, za katero sem navdih črpala v tokratnem izzivu na blogu "The Play Date Cafe PDCC170".

One very short post for today. I am a little bit in a hurry in the last days (or should I say weeks) but I somehow managed to squize in some time for the card I made after this week's color inspiration over at "The Play Date Cafe PDCC170".





Zdaj pa šibam k počitku. Zadnje čase me razne pljučnice in prehladi kar ne pustijo na miru in ko sem že mislila, da sem jih premagala, so se me danes ponovno lotili. Počitek bo dobro del, saj je za mano naporen dan. Želim vam mirno noč in čudovit jutrišnji dan.

Going to get some rest now. Lately I've been catching quite some colds and even pneumonia. They just won't leave me alone and when I finaly thought that I got rid of them, here they are, back again today. I could use some rest and it has been a long and busy day for me today. I wish you all a peaceful night and a gorgeous day tommorrow.

Aleksandra

četrtek, 21. februar 2013

Happy Birthday Jan Marie!



Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for a little bit of birthday fun! It will SOON be a very special lady's birthday and so we rallied the troops to send some birthday wishes her way a little early! On Monday, February 25th, Jan Marie Caruso, the fearless and creative force behind Flourishes will be another year older -- what a wonderful thing to celebrate! So, we've asked Flourishes' designers from all of our teams to join us to help make this day super special with a......


Here's the scoop, there's a way YOU can help Jan celebrate and win some Flourishes stamps as well! HOW? We just love creative challenges here at Flourishes and so, why not usher in another one! One randomly drawn winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Flourishes store, just for playing along!

So on to my Birthday wishes...



I felt that the colorful bouquet would be a perfect choice for this special occasion so I chose to make a card with Garden Picks. I colored flowers in fresh blue and red with aquarel color pencils and a waterbrush. I added a sentiment from Gerbera Daises Stamp Set.

Dear Jan Marie... May Your day be filled with Joy and Laughter as you are stepping into another year of life and may your each and every day be full of Love and Blessings and a sweet memory to remember and to cherish! I wish you all the best! Happy Birthday! Thank you for everything and for the opportunity to be a part of an incredible Flourishes Family.

One extra note? Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she doesn't get a ton of is happy mail from customers using her stamps? Let's change that for her birthday and flood her with some creative "love" by sending her your Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop creations! Here's her address so you can pop them in the mail: Jan Marie Caruso 4140 Lyric Lane Pensacola, FL 32514. I know she would love to see "in real life" what beautiful work you all do and I know it would bring a huge smile to her face! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song! Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!     Thanks for stopping by and helping us with Jan Marie having a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!  

nedelja, 03. februar 2013

February Flourishes Beautiful World Tour



Hello everyone. And it finally came the day when I get to share the exciting news that is giving me some goose bumps for the last few weeks. :) I've been invited to join the Flourishes Beautiful World Tour Design Team. Only my hubby had the privilege of knowing that the Flourishes DT was actually my dream DT so it is a great joy and an absolute honour to be able to create among all the incredibly talented ladies from the DT and learn from them. So from now on, with the start of each new month, you will be able to follow the Flourishes Beautiful World Tour also through my creative corner here in the blogoland. And without further delay, let me take you around the globe with the February Flourishes Beautiful World Tour.











I invite you to travel with us, do a little globetrotting and leave us a comment and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this month's Vacation Spot (chosen blog), so leave a comment on each of the team's blogs by February 28th for your chance to win!!!

If you came from Kathy's blog then you have arrived at the right destination. If not, you can start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration along the way!

Our hostes this month is Iwona and she challenged us to create a card based on her beautiful sketch:






















I used the image of gorgeous crysantemum flowers from "A YEAR IN FLOWER 3 STAMP SET". I colored them in Deep Cadmium Yellow and added some interest with Middle Chrome Orange. The leaves are colored with Grass Green and shaded with Olive Green. I am always using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to color my images. I used quite some patterned papers for this one. I distressed edges with "Frayed Burlap" and pierced them. The main circle and the main image are attached to the card with 3D foam tape to give some dimension to the card. The sentiments are from "GERBER DAISES STAMP SET". I used colors from this week's challenge over at the "Play Date Cafe PDCC167".

















Lately I enjoy making unique jewelry to go with a card. I think it makes a lovely birthday gift. So I couldn't resist making a collection of jewelry and a gift box with this beautiful image also. I used a Decopatch Glossy Glue to dress the gift Box. The Jewelry is made using a shrink plastic.

















Thanks for your visit! I hope you enjoyed it here in Slovenia, your next stop on the Flourishes tour around the Globe is Meredith and her beautiful Canada...








Enjoy the rest of the tour! Hugs, Aleksandra