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.
Hi! I've made this simple Christmas card for the latest FTHS sketch challenge Nr. 159. I just wanted to do something original with the sketch and I got an idea of using twine instead of paper stripes. Then I rounded it around my base card and got a sketched direction of stripes :-) The natural twine fits so nicely with the natural or recy-style card blank that I kept it simple. I added an image colored in coordinating tones of baby blue, natural and white. I embossed the white background with a very detailed Victorian pattern.
Hi! Here I've got a lovely Graduation card I created for the latest Marianne's Design Divas challenge Nr. 7.
Well, 3 products from Marianne Designs are a must for the challenge, therefore I used as many products as possible: the background paper and the digi stamp are from free downloads on mariannedesign blog, and I embellished the image with feather and ink die cuts and ink line stamp. I smudged the feather with black chalk for more realistic look, as well as the tip of feather. I stitched the card on sewing machine all around the borders. All together makes a perfect Graduation card.
Hello! I'd like to share my latest creations. I was quite busy last days, because I promised to do about 10 cards for my customers and girls around. Mostly for weddings and new babies :-) Besides that I got an idea about upcycling a matchbox to something more valuable. And I created a new small box of a matchbox size which I embellished with 2 swans. It can be used either as a wedding gift for guests, gift for Valentine or an original box for wedding rings ...
I want to enter the challenges:
a challenge 261 at SOS: "Create your own matchbox / matchbook." Allsorts - Nr. 373: Anything but a card
Hallo! I would like to share a Birthday card I created just today. I was inspired by my bedding I've got as a wedding gift from my grandmother, 15 years ago. Even though she is not here anymore, I feel her when I see this bedding in my room. I even painted the walls with purple color to fit them :-) - I love the color anyhow.
Once, when I was pregnant and relaxing in the afternoon, I just took a pencil and drew the roses I saw on my bedding. Then I created my own digi image and used already couple of times for my card designs. When I found the latest challenge on Shopping Our Stash blog with the theme: "Get inspired by your bedding", I just smiled and swiftly made a new card with my image :-))) Thanks, that challenge was for me!
Hi! Last week I created couple of Christmas cards for the challenge running at Catch the Bug blog. Well, why not? I'm pretty sure, I'll have no time to do it before Christmas :-) I printed out some more images than I used, so I made another Christmas card for the next "BINGO" challenge at Catch the Bug. The recipe:
I used the second line: Die cut (frames, BoBunny) - Flower (poinsettia, Marianne Designs) - Star (in the image, Bugaboo stamps store). I like the result since it perfectly fits with the red - white background paper from Crelando (my old stash).
I made a card with an old "Friday Freebie" image and I embellished it with glass gems according the color combo from the challenge and I created a handmade envelope from the perfectly matching cardstock from Crelando to fit the card :-)
I used the image from Bugaboo store and colored with professional watercolors. I hand-stitched the image around the border with the red stitching thread. For the background I used the paper from Crelando. I like it's full of small stockings. I added scallop borders on top and bottom, and a tag with the message: "For very expensive little things :-)" which the terrified Santa is looking at. And the red glass gems with bow came at the end. Enjoy!
There is a Christmas challenge running for 1 week at Bugaboo Stamps. Every day, there is a new theme and you can enter these challenges to win some great images from Bugaboo stores. I like it, and I decided to give it a try. Even though I will probably not be able to join every day :-(
I go with this card. Since I haven't printed the free image from yesterday, I did a card without an image. I drew trees on the piece of white card, then fussy cut out and glued on the background paper pre-embossed with snowflake motif. Then I enhanced the snowflakes with glitter powder and stitched small beads in the role of additional small flakes. At the end I added ribbon, sentiment (Marry Christmas) and big snowflake with a gem in the middle. For some elements I used sewing machine, too - see the image.