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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, 21. júla 2016

Baby Boy


This is the last card today . baby in blue. I made it for Stella Says Sketch challenge at Bugaboo store blog. 
Here is the sketch:



I WON - TOP1 :-)

Snowgirl


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.

Sketch159

Graduation Card - PC Boy


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.



Wedding giftbox


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




I WON - TOP1 @ SOS ;-)

pondelok, 18. júla 2016

Birthday Rose



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! 


I made TOP3 at Shopping Our Stash :-)


Here is a card I created in past:


nedeľa, 17. júla 2016

Christmas Card


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).

Other challenges: 




piatok, 15. júla 2016

Christmas in July! - Day7

Hallo! The last day of challenge week "Christmas in July" at Catch the Bug comes to the end. The theme is: "Friday Freebie and Color Challenge".


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 :-)



štvrtok, 14. júla 2016

Christmas in July! - Day6

Hi! Today is a sixth day of challenge "Christmas in July" on Catch the Bug challenge blog. The theme is a photo inspiration.


Well, this was a kind of challenge! Here is my creation :-) 
Would you find some parallels between the image and my card? 
1 - colors: sand - baby blue - white
2 - shoes: flip-flops vs. wooden "skis"
3 - star vs. snowflakes
4 - sand vs. embossed background - falling snow
5 - split of the image in about 1/3 by sand line with star / snowflake embedded in it




streda, 13. júla 2016

Christmas in July! - Day5

Hi! There is Day5 of Christmas in July challenge at Catch the Bug with the theme: Humor and a Recipe. Recipe says - use Scallops, Bling and Layers.


Here is my creation:

 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!





utorok, 12. júla 2016

Christmas in July! - Day4

Hi! The topic of Day 4 of Christmas in July challenge at Catch the Bug blog is a BINGO! Here are the rules:


I decided for diagonal line: Ribbon - Bugaboo image - Snowflake.





Christmas in July! - Day3

Day 3 topic of Christmas in July challenge on Catch the Bug blog is "Tag Your it!". It's a great topic, one always needs some tag to have at hand :-)

Therefore I created this lovely tag with a free image of Santa from Bugaboo store.
Thanks for visiting.




nedeľa, 10. júla 2016

Snowman

Well, I couldn't resist and I made a second card for the Day 1 of Christmas in July challenge at Bugaboo stamps. Crazy, isn't it? So, back with the first one, I'm going to enter the challenge with the second one.




Christmas in July! - Day2

Hi! It's Sunday and the second day of Christmas in July challenge marathon at Catch the Bug challenge blog. I made a card using the sketch and Bugaboo stamp as well.




sobota, 9. júla 2016

Christmas in July! - Day1

Hallo everybody!
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 :-(

So, the challenge for today is: "Some of My Best Friends are Flakes" - Use Snowmen or Snowflakes



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.



This card is available in my e-shop.

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