Hi! My name is Kika. Welcome to my page full of handmade greeting cards. I love crafting of all kinds - from scrapbooking, painting, to any kind of needlework (visit my other blogs, too - right sidebar).
Cardmaking is a special form of crafting - whether we're wishing someone well, inviting them to a party, saying thank you or just celebrate a holiday, there's plenty of occasions in life where a handmade card says it all. However, it might happen that new ideas can be hard to come by. That's where I'd like to help. Just make a coffee, sit down and look to my page for some ideas, inspiration or step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy the time!

Vitajte na mojej stránke zameranej na ručne vyrábané papierové pozdravy. Venujem sa rôznej umeleckej tvorbe - od scrapbookingu, maľovania, až po šitie, pletenie, či vyšívanie (navštívte aj moje iné blogy s týmito témami - bočný panel vpravo). Tvorba pohľadníc je špeciálny druh umenia - či už chcete niekomu popriať veľa zdravia, pozvať na party, poďakovať alebo osláviť sviatky, vždy je dosť príležitostí v živote, kedy to všetko môžete vyjadriť ručne vyrobeným pozdravom. Občas sa však môže stať, že nový nápad neprichádza. Tu by som chcela pomôcť. Urobte si kávičku, pohodlne sa usaďte a pozrite si moje stránky, nájdite nové nápady, inšpirácie alebo krok za krokom návody. Nech sa páči.

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štvrtok 30. júla 2015

Precious Bear

Hi! I have a new card today! It's this precious bear for a newborn baby boy. For the layout of the card I was inspired by FTHS sketch Nr. 114. To make a border of the image (FTHS digi stamp) I used the beautiful die set from Nellie's multi Frame's. The stripes in background are done by embossing and washi tape. The leaves and flowers are done by dies and punches. 
I colored the image with watercolors and watercolor pencils - b.t.w. my favourite technique, since I love painting as well. 


utorok 28. júla 2015

Romantic Bookmark

Romantic bookmark. I created this piece from scrap-papers with the help of beautiful "Antique Elegance cameo set and stamp" (Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine Nr. 146, July 2015). The leaves are done by Sizzix die.

sobota 25. júla 2015

Bookmark for a friend

Another simple project created with Antique Elegance cameo set from Cardmaking and Papercrafts Nr. 146. I used the stamp in two layers. There is the lace and washi tape together with Docrafts designer paper in the background. The bookmark measures app. 21 x 5,5 cm. 
Thanks for visiting me :-)

Stella Says Sketch - Nr. 311

Antique Elegance

Recently I've received the newest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and there I found a beautiful free gift set named "Antique Elegance - Cameo Stamp and Embossing set". I had to try it straight away! I created this universal card, timeless card in black-white-teal color combination. It can be used for birthday, Mother's Day or Thank you card. I'm sure I'm going to create more projects with this set.


Material and supplies:
papers - black, white, teal cardstock
embossing folders - Antique Elegance cameo set (Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, Nr. 146
dies - flower border (Sizzix), oval (Nellie's multiframe's)
stamps - Antique Elegance cameo set
other - decorative scissors scallop (for the small rose), satin ribbon, white acrylic color, white stamping ink pad, craft knife, cutting board, paper cutter, BigShot, glue, double sided adhesive foam

štvrtok 23. júla 2015

Pure White

I made this card from a white cardstock only. Everything on the card and envelope is handmade, including white roses. The biggest rose, in the middle, is done by cArt-Us die, the others I made with decorative scissors and quilling tool. 

Material and supplies:
paper - white cardstock (300 g/m2, 180 g/m2)
embossing folders - dots (Sizzix), frame (Papercraft essentials)
dies and punches - flower (cArt-Us), leaves (Poppystamps.inc), rings (Marianne Designs), branch (dpCraft)
other - decorative scissors (scallop), glue, paper cutter, knife, score board, ... 

Wedding envelope

This is a money envelope for wedding. My first piece of this kind, so it took me a while to create a stencil for border, etc. However, I decided to do it in butter cream colors. I used the Docrafts Papermania paper collection (Oyster Blush) and dies for leaves and embellishments. Cherry blossom flowers are from ScrapBerry's. 

Material and supplies:
papers - white, cream (Crelando), Oyster Blush collection (Docrafts Papermania)
dies and punches - leaves (Sizzix), berry spring branch (poppystamps), birds (Marianne Designs LR0298), tag (Spellbinders), heart border punch, corner punch
other - flowers, feathers, satin ribbon

For a Girl

This is a card for a new baby girl. For the main motif I used the dies of girl shoes from Marianne Designs and couple of other punches for the rest of card.
This card is available in my e-shop.

Moving Along with The Times - Baby, baby... till 5.8.2015

Material and supplies:
cardstocks - white, pink, pattern
dies - shoes (Marianne Designs), swirls (Sizzix)
punches - butterfly (Crelando), daisies S, M, L (efco), small flowers (Crelando)
embossing folder - flowers EF6 (Die'sire)
other - BigShot, paper cutter, craft knife, cutting board, glue, glitter glue, flower stems, embossing tool, ...

utorok 21. júla 2015

Pink Dream

Pink Dream, wedding card, 12 x 12 cm, 2015

This is a card for wedding in pink - white color combination. The card is packed in a box embellished with lovely swans. 

Material and supplies:
papers - white cardstock (300 gsm), pink, white paper (180 gsm) / Crelando, designer papers (Capsule collection - Wild rose) / Docrafts 
dies and punches - border punch Hearts, roses (cArt-Us), leaves (Sizzix), small branch punch, small hearts coming from border punch (Crelando), swans (Marianne Designs), mini corner punches hearts (ektools)
other - satin ribbon, half pearls white, glue, glitter powder white, chalk pink, sewing machine, quilling tool, BigShot machine, Envelobox creator (Crafters Companion), paper cutter (Fiskars), scissors

nedeľa 19. júla 2015

Margarita Card

This is a birthday card for friend who turns 50. I found the text inside perfectly fitting with the image from FTHS, therefore I used it. For the layout I got inspired by sketch challenge Nr. 113 at FTHS.

  Text inside:
"They say that life just begins at 50
Having fulfilled all your responsibilities, 
you can now put your legs up 
and sip your Margarita! 
Have a wonderful Birthday!!!"




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