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.
sobota, 15. júla 2017
sobota, 24. júna 2017
Hi! We have a great sunny weather here and that's perfect for weddings. I´ve just made this lovely silver card with initials on the box. As you can see I used plenty of dies (Marianne Designs, Die Sires, Sizzix, etc.) and flower punches, and lots of silver gems around this piece. Thanks for watching.
sobota, 20. mája 2017
Hallo! I hope you all are fine today. I've just finished this wedding card. Couple of weddings are gonna be around, so I started to create. Not to do it in the last minute, as usually.
This card is 12 x 12 cm and I used and combined several different cutting dies, eg. for frame (Nellie's choice), circle (Die-Versions), leaves (various dies and punches), rings (Marianne Designs). Flowers are from local shop. I embellished the card satin ribbon, with glass gems and liquid pearls.
piatok, 19. mája 2017
pondelok, 15. mája 2017
Hello! This lovely card is made for the cute twin boys. It's a card I played with for couple of days until I found the right layout and embellishments. My customer wanted a card for christening with that photo :-)
I used lots of dies and punches to create flowers (Mariannne Designs), leaves (Marianne Designs, Sizzix), cross (Leanne Creatif), frames (Marianne Designs), etc. as you can see on pictures. To keep it elegant, I stayed only with 2 colors - white and pastel green. The same I did with a gift box.
Marianne Design Divas - Challenge 17, anything goes with minimum 3 Marianne Design products option BABY
Hi! I created this card for my niece. I used a pretty flower stamp which I printed once on the background paper and twice on scrap papers from which I cut out the flowers. I colored them with watercolors - pink and orange. I sprayed the background with black ink and embellished with 2 contrast washi tapes. I added the sentiment and glued the flowers on top.
utorok, 9. mája 2017
Hi! This card I made for my friends birthday. I used a great die for background which I smudged with pink chalk all around and sprayed with pink watercolor. The paperflower is embellished with white ornaments, green leaves and pink liquid pearls. The stamped sentiment says "All the best wishes for your birthday".
Hi! Here is my latest wedding card. I wanted to make something elegant, simple and yet, a bit exclusive.
I decided for a simple combination of white and yellow color. For the background I used an embossed pattern. The main motif - wed couple is circled with golden glass gems all around and embellished with leaves.
pondelok, 8. mája 2017
This is my favorite color combination. My friend's gonna have a "nameday" - that's a day, when you find your name in national calendar. It means, all people in a country carrying that name celebrate :-)
Because my friend loves these colors as well, I made a card for her. I used whatever I found in my crafting room. Border dies from Die'sire, butterfly die from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, dies for tag and various leaves. Flowers I got from a local store.
The Ribbon Girls - May Card challenge
613 Avenue Create - Challenge 197
Crafty Calendar - May challenge, Flowers
Inky Chicks - Nr. 82, Butterflies
By the end of the day I decorated a red candle which will be my matching gift to the card :-)
sobota, 6. mája 2017
Hi! I have a friend, who recently turned 40 and I wanted to make a nice gift for her. I bought a present which was nicely packed in that beautiful gift box with a big bow and I wanted to make a card which would fit to that style. I found a perfect paper from Docrafts, which I embellished with roses from Hunkydory decoupage set and my own leaves, Nr. 40 and oval frame are from Marianne Design.
There is a folder inside the card for a gift certificate and a page with greetings. Butterfly is a die - free gift from March issue 167 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
streda, 3. mája 2017
Birthday card in vintage style. I printed out the image of lady twice, cut out and glued together with double sided self-adhesive foam squares. For the background paper I used the paper from Marianne Designs, as well as cutting dies of ornamental grid and numbers. I stitched the paper all around the edges with zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine. I embellished the card with satin ribbon, paper roses, leaves and pearls.
Here is the gift box for my Birthday card...
sobota, 22. apríla 2017
Hi! Here is the simple pink - white color combination on a greeting card.
To be honest, I made it from the scrap die cuts when I was just sorting the stuff on my table. I wanted to throw away the flower because I messed the liquid pearl in the middle, but then I got the idea. I glued a bunch of tiny beads into the middle to create the effect of the flower center and by that I covered the messy liquid pearl :-) I saved the flower!
Then I found a sheet of embossed background pink paper (Darice's embossing folder). The middle sqaure is done by Sizzix die, as well as white branches. Pink leaves are done by Xcut die and the white flower by Marianne Designs dies. All together it creates this lovely pink card :-)
Hope you like it, as well.
Hi! Several friends of us are celebrating birthdays in April, therefore I have done couple of new cards in laste days... this is one of them. I've got a new set of stamp / dies of a violet flower and I used it for this retro-colors combo. I printed the flower on cream color paper with brown ink and leaves on green paper with black ink. I embossed the background paper with a folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine (Issue from March 2017). I used small size white rosette for bakers.
štvrtok, 23. marca 2017
So, this card was a challenge to create! With a rubber stamp, that would be easy. But I wanted to enter FTHS sketch challenge Nr. 167, thus I had to use the digi image... I've chosen the image of "Spring Medley" from FTHS, which I cut and modified in photo editor "PicMonkey" following Calypso's great tutorial from 2015. Then I combined two inverse images and colored the flowers with pink watercolor. For embellishment I used the butterfly dies - a free gift from March 2017 Issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. The pink background triangle I embossed with flower embossing folder from one of last year's Issue of the same magazine. The pattern paper with small tulips is from Crelando.
nedeľa, 19. marca 2017
I created this lovely Easter card because of the latest Stella Says Sketch challenge Nr. 506. I used the Bugaboo image which I colored with watercolors and brush and for background I used the paper from Crelando. Since I want to enter another challenge at Catch the Bug, I used the recipe from March Bingo challenge: very right column - Bugaboo image / Flower / Stripes. The pattern on background paper is in stripes and the flower is in the lower corner of the image.