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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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utorok, 31. januára 2017

Ruby Anniversary




Hi! Today I made this 40th Anniversary card. Since this is called "Ruby Anniversary", I used ruby-red roses, gems and number 40 to decorate this card. Because it is a wedding anniversary, the rest of card and gift box is white.


Challenges:



pondelok, 30. januára 2017

Football Player's Birthday


Hi! I would like to share my birthday card I created for an 18-year old football player. Unfortunately, I don't have a stamp with football motive, therefore I drew the image with black ink by myself. For the flower I used the big daisy punch and the branch is done by Sizzix die. As for gift box, I used the embossing folder from Darice and Marianne Designs dies for numbers. The background paper is sewn by machine and smudged with green chalk.

Challenges: 



štvrtok, 26. januára 2017

Graduating Bear


Hi! Here is my latest card I made because of sketch challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge blog / Stella Says Sketch, Nr. 502.


I used the Bugaboo image which I colored with watercolor pencils. For the white background paper I used the sentiment embossing folder (Daries). The quarters behind the image I made of black-white polka dot papers.  





pondelok, 23. januára 2017

Sunbonnet Sue


Hi! I've just created birthday card with this cute image from Bugaboo Stamps store. I colored the image with watercolor pencils. For the background and a tag with sentiment I used the designer papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 149). I embellished the card with paper ribbon.

There is a January Bingo challenge running at Catch the Bug. I've chosen the last column "ribbon - sentiment - dots and stripes" for my card.




Congratulations


Hi! Here is my creation for Freshly made sketches challenge Nr. 271. I used designer paper from Crelando and added a stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine (issued in January 2016).



nedeľa, 22. januára 2017

Daisies


Hi! The theme of this week's challenge at Allsorts is "Daisy, Daisy". Here is the simple card I made with daisies motive. Three daisies on the green squares are embellished with tiny green beads in the middle. For the background I used the piece of wallpaper which I stitched around on sewing machine. Few daisies are also inside the card and on the envelope.

Challenges:
Allsorts - Nr. 399, Daisies, Daisies (January 2017)





sobota, 21. januára 2017

Gift Envelope: Daisies


Gift Envelope, 17 x 9,5 cm
This is the simple, but elegant envelope suitable for gift certificate or money you want to give somebody in a special, personal way... 

Challenges:


Have you been in our top 5?

streda, 18. januára 2017

Birthday Flower


Hi! I have seen an eyecatching CAS card somewhere on Pinterest and I couldn't resist to make something similar on my own... This is a birthday card with a simple image of flower I quickly drew with black ink on the few handpainted background strokes and droplets. The title is a stamp and means "Happy Birthday".

Challenges I want to enter:
CASology - 232 CUT



Blue Crab



Hi! The theme of the Day7 of the Bugaboo Seventh Annual Birthday Bash is "Freebie Recipe".


Here is my creation for this challenge. Freebie image from Bugaboo, 2 bows, 3 layers and 4 pearls. For the layout I used the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge Nr.305 (see below).


Challenges I want to enter:




Birthday card for kids


Hi! The theme of Day 6 of Birthday challenge at Catch the Bug challenge blog is "Make a Childs Card". 


Here is my creation. I used this lovely crab image from Bugaboo which I colored with watercolors and matched with a designer paper from Docrafts magazine Cardmaking and Papercraft, Issue 159 from August 2016. I love this fresh color combo of orange-blue-green. I embellished the card with starfish die from Marianne Designs.

Challenges:
Catch the Bug - DAY6 - Make a Childs Card


Just keep swimming


Hi! What to wish to your friend with a funny nickname "FISH" at her 50th birthday? She is grown enough, but still young to be old with studying kids, lots of duties, hobbies and friends. "Just keep swimming!"
I couldn't find more perfect image for this occasion and I found it on The Alley Way Stamps!
And of course, it's a perfect card for a day 5 challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge blog with the theme: "Make it a Funny Birthday" !!! Believe me, it was a funny birthday.



And here is the cake she got from bunch of friends for her celebration :-) Isn't it cute?

 

utorok, 17. januára 2017

Birthday Seahorse


Hi!  The Day 4 theme at Bugaboo Birthday Bash is Bingo Challenge! Here is the recipe:


I've chosen a diagonal "Birthday Theme - Bugaboo Image - No Designer Paper" for my card. I used this weeks free image of seahorse which I cut out and colored with watercolors. For a background I used the plain green paper and embossed it with swirls. The title is stamped with my newest free gift stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, January 2017. I used the dies from Marianne Design and Sizzix.


Challenges:
Catch the Bug challenge blog - Day4 - Bingo challenge 
Crafty Calendar Challenge - January Challenge


pondelok, 16. januára 2017

Birthday Crab


Hi! There is a 3rd day of great Birthday Bash running at Bugaboo Stamps challenge blog. The theme for today is color combo challenge.


I used the image from Bugaboo Stamps store and a beautiful brown polka dot paper in combination with green mash and blue papers and ribbon. I colored the image with professional watercolor for a perfect look.

Challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge blog - Day 3 - A Color Challenge!


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