Thursday, December 26, 2013

Some more Christmas?

Hello friends!
I hope you are having a great time with calm, slow, lazy mornings like here :)
I realised I have my last Christmas creations not yet shown here, so here quickly they come.

The decorated kraft box:

A Christmas card, with kraft base

Kraft products are from Papierowa Galanteria.

Today I'm also sharing my last DT project for Inkido - details on Inkido blog here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The night before Christmas - Kraft it up challenge.

Hello friends!
In a pre-Christmas rush I have a quick share here, a layout which I prepared for Kraft it Up. I have been invited to be a Guest Designer this month :)
The current challenge is about  colour combinations and I picked  kraft+pink+white+gold .

Sunday, December 15, 2013

All colours of Xmas - Allt om Scrap

Back again with next projects :)
Together with my fellow designers from Allt om Scrap DT, we are sharing on our blog the Xmas projects in two streams. One with traditional colours and the other one with unusual colours -at least in the Christmas context :)
I decided to play with unusual colours and it was so much FUN that I could not stop,, so there will be some more projects coming up :)

On the more traditional note, I also have something to share - a decorated present bag

Sponsor materials : Papers Pion Design, Vilda Stamps stamp

Heavy kraft card base  (Papierowa Galanteria)
Mulberry paper
Paper 7 Dots, Maja Design

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Autumn in the air - Allt om scrap December sketch

Home sweet home...I've been travelling recently and that's why I haven't been present so much in the past weeks.
But now I'm back and I have a couple of things to catch up with and share.

First one out is a layout I did for our December sketch challenge at Allt om scrap.
The sketch was prepared by our fantastic, super talented friend Riikka Kovasin.

Supplies: Prima (papers, mask, flower) 7 Dots (papers, stickers) .
# autumn title is a freebie from Ali Edwars Thanksgiving give away.

Thanks for now:) I will be sharing more stuff in the coming days so please come back again;)
I also hope you will find some time to play with our AoS December sketch!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 2, 2013

SATW DECEMBER moodboard - part 2

Hello friends!
Happy to see you here again :)
I hope our SATW moodboard which I shared in my previous post , has already set you in the creative mood. We have FABULOUS prizes to win, truly worth this special festive month.

Here's my layout which I prepared being inspired by the moodboard

paper & stickers from 7 Dots Studio (SATW sponsor)
media from our sponsor 13arts (SATW sponsor)
(I used media to colour the frames)
Those rare charming Prima supplies, flowers and the zipper are from Scraptownlady .
Here's once again, the SATW moodboard:
Thank you for your lovely comments and have a great time playing with our challenge this month !

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SATW DECEMBER challenge - hosted by....

I've been waiting for this moment since April :)
hosted by ME!!!

As usual we have secured some very awesome prizes for you again this month
so I hope that you will play along for a chance to snag some of them!

We all know how busy the month of December is SO we are changing our rules FOR THIS MONTH ONLY - we are allowing TAGS and ATC's!!  And there is NO LIMIT on the size of your layouts, canvases or art journal spreads!!  You can even do a single art journal page!!  We understand that this month is about spending time with your families, creating memories to be scrapped in the future, so we are trying to help you save time & still get the chance to be creative, just in a shorter time frame if necessary!!

Feel free to interpret this mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them 
or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS! Our sketch is OPTIONAL!! 

 Please let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 
{we suggest you read our 10 GOLDEN RULES before you begin}

To be eligible for judging please include in your blog post:-

1)  Our mood board image.

 2)  Our name "Scrap Around The World" & a LINK BACK to this current challenge.

Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please turn off word-verification 
if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

I will be sharing my layout tomorrow,hope you will pop in again:)
Now onto our amazing...


1st prize - 3 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio!!
Hopefully, Domestic Goddess & Messy Head {Collection kits}

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams &for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking company. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 
Our collections are created by very talented artists -
 from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grunge.  

Our high quality papers work perfectly with all kinds of media, 
due to their thickness.  Among our products you will find 
scrapbooking papers, alpha stickers, die-cut elements, 
collage sheets, 6x6 paper pads, element stickers & tags. 

We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see that so
 many crafters & artists love our designs! Please visit our blog
to view the awesome inspiration from our design team and our
Facebook Page & Flickr Gallery to share your projects.
We love to see how you use our products!

2nd prize - 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian & International Craft market.  2 Crafty’s products are manufactured in Australia & are suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media. With over 700 designs every area has been covered!   

2 Crafty’s owner Vanessa stumbled upon a demonstration of a laser-cutter at a Sydney craft fair in 2006 &, although her background was Human Resources & Payroll her creative mind recognised unlimited possibilities!  
So began her journey into the world of craft wholesaling!!

 Vanessa provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.  2 Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page updated weekly with projects created by it's international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products for you if they don't have them in stock.

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an amazing talented international design team who post regularly
on the blog there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

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4th prize -YOUR CHOICE of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are
 Australian based & specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  
They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with 
Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!  
They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many products stocked in their online store.

5th prize -Assorted Prima Christmas goodies donated by DT member Eila Sandberg.
To be eligible for these you must first be a Follower of her blog 
so please follow the link & sign up - you won't be disappointed!

Eila is a super talented scrapbooker who is also one of the nicest peeps in the biz!
Her blog is always a visual treat & she is well known for her encouraging nature.

Random Prize - Donated by Leonie Neal-Dawson
Kaisercraft paper pad, collectibles, flowers, Maya Road canvas album & trinkets.

Leonie is one of our Design Team members & has been with SATW since it's inception.  
She is a highly talented mixed media artist & currently an Australian 
Scrapbooking Memories Master - for good reason too - her work is awesome!!  

The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday 31st December 2013!
The very last day of this year!!

Please take a minute to leave an encouraging comment for our design team
 & let us know how you feel about this month's mood board & prizes!

And most importantly - do your best to play along!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas angel - with Inkido

Hello friends!
There have been few Christmas cards here so far and pastels definitely win this season.
On Inkido blog  I'm sharing an angelic , shabby card today. Check out our blog for details.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The little gifts - decorated kraft boxes

I have one more project to share this week and that's a set of gift boxes. I used the kraft pillow boxes from Papierowa Galanteria and I decorated them with literally the scraps and pieces from my stash :)
It's addicting, I'm sure I will soon have a few more.

Witam cieplo!
Mam dzis jeszcze jeden projekt-zestaw ozdobionych przeze mnie pudeleczek kraftowych. Pudeleczka pillow box pochodza oczywiscie z Papierowej Galanterii i ozdobilam je doslownie resztkami materialow. Zabawa jest przednia i jak zwykle przy pracy z kraftem nowe pomysly pojawiaja sie w miare tworzenie, wiec pewnie bedzie tu niedlugo wiecej takich pudeleczek.

How about an elegant kraft+white...

...or traditional red and green...

...or glamour pink and gold?

here they come again:)

That's just a part of what you can get from Papierowa Galanteria and make into a special,personalized gift.

Have a lovely Sunday everybody!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Moments captured - Prima PPP

It's been quiet on my blog for a while, but I'm working on few projects to be shared soon:)
Meanwhile I have a current layout to share , inspired by Prima's PPP palette.

Dosc spokojnie na moim blogu ale pracuje intensywnie nad kilkoma projektami na grudzien-styczen.
W miedzyczasie udalo mi sie zdazyc z layoutem inpirowanym jesienna paleta Prima PPP.

I picked the beautiful collections Engraver, Everyday Vintage and Lifetime, and they showed me the way:)  I just went with the flow, having a great time stamping, fussy cutting and arranging the layers.

Wyciagnelam ulubione kolekcje Primy czyli Engraver, Everyday Vintage i Lifetime, i one pokazaly mi droge:) Dalam sie po prostu poniesc fali.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
Pozdrawiam Was cieplo!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Scraplifting with

Witajcie ponownie!
W listopadzie czyli 'moim' miesiacu na blogu oczywiscie na mysli moja role jako Goscinnej Projektantki-liftujemy przepiekna prace Betik.
Inspiracja nadeszla momentalnie i z ogromna sila - najbardziej urzeklo mnie zastosowanie surowego materialu  czyli zwyklej tektury oraz polaczenie jej z biela i rozem.
W layoucie inspirowanym praca Betik nie moglo oczywiscie zabraknac motywu roz :) Dodalam tez jeden bardzo wdzieczny element oryginalu jako element mojej kompozycji- jest to owalna ramka, fantazyjnie przewiazana na guziczkach.

Prace wykonalam na bazie kraftowej (Papierowa Galanteria) z dodatkiej skrawkow kolekcji Prima Engraver, mocno rozbielonej gesso. Nieco koronek, dodatkow i delikatnych rumiencow dodatnych tu i tam glimmer mistem.

Zapraszam Was goraco do wspolnej zabawy w liftowanie na blogu scrapki! Zajrzyjcie koniecznie na bloga aby zobaczyc wspaniale interpretacje czlonkow DT!

Hello Friends!
I have an immense pleasure to be a Guest Designer at this month! The project you see above is a scraplift of a beautiful card made by  a DT member Betik. A scraplift challenge  is played every month on this blog and one of DT projects is presented as an inpiration.Make sure to check it out and come play with us!
Inspired by Betik's colour scheme and the usage of a recycled material, I went for a layout made on heavy kraft (Papierowa Galanteria) with a dominance of white and some blushing pinks.
Hope you enjoyed your stay here!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jesiennie w roli GD -

Dzis dla odmiany bedzie tylko po polsku bo mam przyjemnosc byc w tym miesiacu Goscinna Projektantka dla fantastycznego sklepu ! Jest to sklep w ktorym robilam moje pierwsze scrapkowe zakupy, wiec mam do niego specjalny sentyment :)

Dla przygotowalam w tym iesiacu m. in. ten layout z jesienna wrozka.

Calosc dosc stonowana, ozywiona mocniejszymi akcentami kolorystycznymi - inspirowalam sie kolorystyka zdjecia i przenioslam te kolory na moja prace. Aby podkreslic surowy klimat, zrezygnowalam prawie z dodatkow , poza kilkoma stemplowanymi wycietymi listkami i delikatna papierowa serwetka.
Materialy dostepne w

Dziekuje zalodze za tak cieple przyjecie w tym miesiacu, jestem bardzo szczesliwa i dumna mogac ponownie tutaj goscic!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas box in a shabby style

A quick creation today, a gift box, truly in a shabby style.
Dzisiaj bedzie krotko i zwiezle, pudelko swiatecznie w stylu shabby.

I used a plain kraft DL size box (Papierowa Galanteria) which I quickly primed with gesso and embellished with some paper scraps. I used few bits from the beautiful Mushrooms line by UHK Gallery for die cuts of different shapes.
Nothing typical Christmas but when adding a suitable sentiment, it will definitely work as a box for the Christmas gift :)
Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you around again!

Wykorzystalam pudelko kraftowe z Papierowej Galanterii jako baze, ktore zagruntowalam gesso i ozdobilam skrawkami papieru z kolekcji Mushrooms / UHK Gallery.
Nic typowo swiatecznego ale z odpowiednimi zyczeniami moze chyba zagoscic pod choinka :)
Dziekuje za odwiedziny i zapraszam ponownie !

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happiness - vintage, girly and a mixed media background tutorial

Praca, ktora pokaze dzisiaj laczy w sobie w techniki, ktore uwielbiam...  Sa stemple, maskowanie i farba akwarelowa. Byc moze brzmi jak cos skomplikowanego ale naprawde takie nie jest. Mam kilka zdjec poszczegolnych etapow pracy, zeby to udowodnic;) Moze posluzyc jako namiastka kursiku albo po prostu inspiracja, zeby sprobowac czegos podobnego!
The layout I'm sharing today incorporates all techniques that I love- stamping, masking  and watercolour to name a few;) It might sound complicated but it really isn't! I have taken a few shots 'on the go' to show that, which might serve as a mini-tutorial, or maybe just a hint of an inspiration to try!
Historii rodzinnych ciag dalszy, czyli czas na kolejne zdjecie z rodzinnego archiwum. Najmlodsza z siostr na zdjeciu to babcia mojej corki ;)
Another photo from a family album. The youngest of the three sisters here is my daughter's grandma /farmor ;)

Layout wykonalam na jasnym kartonie eco (by Papierowa Galanteria) z niewielkim dodatkiem skrawkow scrapowych papierow. Pomysl na tlo przyszedl mi do glowy, kiedy popatrzylam na kawalek papieru na ktorym zwykle odbijam stemple, zeby je wyczyscic ;) Po jednym z projektow powstal kwiatowy, dosc wdzieczny collage.
My layout is based on the light eco cardstock (by Papierowa Galanteria) with just few scraps of scrapbook papers. I got this idea when I looked on the paper which I usually use to clean my stamps from excess ink after stamping. After one project I got a quite nice flowery collage on this page ;)

Watercolour & stamping background

(the photos are unfortunately not of the best quality - sorry about that,  but I'm taking them with the phone and during the night)

Karton nalezy zagruntowac gesso i poczekac az wyschnie. Dzieki temu kolory farb beda piekniejsze, latwiej kontrolowac ich intensywnosc a papier nie rozmieknie.
Krok pierwszy to oczywiscie stemple - lekki balagan jest tu jak najbardziej dozwolony ;) Nie nalezy sie bac, wiekszosc i tak sie potem zakryje ;)

First prime your paper with gesso - this is needed, so that the colours will look bright and beautiful, the watercolour will be easier to control and the paper will not soak.
Step one is all about random stamping, just go with the flow! Do not worry if it doesn't look perfect, you not gonna see most of it later on;)

Czas aby zlagodzic troche szalenstwo stemplowania - ja robie to nakladajac gesso lub paste strukturalna przez maske, dzieki temu  wzor zostaje czesciowo zakryty.Ewent mozna po prostu miejscowo zatrzec wzor odrobina gesso.
Time to soften/cover the stamping madness - apply some gesso or texture paste through the mask (or just brush randomly)

Po wyschnieciu dodajemy kolor. moga to byc np misty lub jak u mnie akwarele. Nakladam farbe z dosc duza iloscia wody, czesciowo wycieram nadmiar papierowym recznikiem, podsuszam -  gesso naprawde duzo wybacza i farbe mozna w duzym stopniu kontrolowac. Kilka malych kropelek intensywnego koloru na brzegach kompozycji naprawde dziala cuda, kiedy calosc bedzie zmontowana ;)
Wierzcie mi, ze oczekiwanie na wyschniecie poszczegolnych etapow to jedyny irytujacy moment tego procesu, poza tym to zabawa jakich malo!

After drying - inject colour! You can use mists or watercolours. Just remember to apply considerable amount of water with the latter and have a handful of paper towels at hand. You really take no risks, you can always dab off the excess with the paper towel. The gessoed background is your best friend here, it allows you to control the colors as you wish! Make sure to splash some drops around the edges , they will really add life to the finished composition!
Believe me, the drying time is the only irritating moment in the whole thing, otherwise it's just a pure FUN!


Let it dry and it's ready!

Mam nadzieje, ze ten mini kurs Wam sie przyda;) Dziekuje goraco za kazdy komentarz!
Hope you've enjoyed it :) Thank you for your comments!

Supplies : Papierowa Galanteria, Mixed Media Place ( you'll find the links to the right)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

7 Dots Studio day - Guest Designer

Hello friends!
A long post WARNING! :) a cup of tea/coffee highly recommended !
Finally I can share a bunch of projects I've been secretely working on during last month :) I have a great pleasure and honour to be a Guest Designer this month at 7 Dots Studio!
Witajcie Kochani
Ostrzezenie - dlugi post :) polecam zaopatrzyc sie w filizanke czegos pysznego :)
Nareszcie moge zaprezentowac kilka projektow nad ktorymi pracowalam intesywnie w ostatnim miesiacu, przygotowujac moj goscinny wystep na blogu  7 Dots Studio!

I've been a faithful fan of 7 Dots Studio and the 7DS team since the brand was born and I can honestly say, 7 Dots products outnumber any of the supplies in my stash:) Especially after receiving a most generous GD pack from Tusia :)))
I'm sure you will be seing more 7 DS based projects on this blog, but for now let me share just a few of them.

Jestem wierna fanka zarowno marki jak i zalogi 7 Dots od samych poczatkow i szczerze moge powiedziec , ze produkty 7DS maja liczebna przewage w moich scrapowych materialach. Szczegolnie po tym jak otrzymalam moja tlusciutka paczke GD od Tusi :)
Jestem pewna, ze starczy tego na jeszcze sporo innych prac, tymczasem przedstawiam 4 projekty przygotowane specjalnie dla 7 Dots!
'Good times'

I totally adore this photo , it reminds me of the hottest day of this summer and a visit of two very special guests to Krakow ;)
The painterly character of this scene inspired me to pick 9th Wave collection and go mixed media style!
I created the watercolour background with stamping and splashes of Twinkling H2O and I added some pieces of papers to create layers, bringing forward the photo.

7 Dots Studio - 9th Wave - Deep Water
7 Dots Studio - 9th Wave - pad 6x6
7 Dots Studio - 9th Wave - Elements 12x12
7 Dots Studio - Hopefully - Stickers 12x12
7 Dots Studio - Hopefully - Love Me

Love Is In The Air is my 'collection of choice' to bring the colour in focus! I have matched two background pieces with some scraps from Domestic Goddess and
Dreamer, staying in the colour scheme.There aren't many added embellishments here. I've cut out some shapes with my Sizzix dies and basically only played with subtle shades and patterns of the 3 collections.
7 Dots Studio - Love Is In The Air - Whisper of the Tree
7 Dots Studio - Love Is In The Air - Rising of the Sun
7 Dots Studio - Dreamer - Sweet Dreams
7 Dots Studio - Domestic Goddess - Proudly Handcrafted
7 Dots Studio - Messy Head - Elements 6x12
7 Dots Studio - Hopefully - Tags 12x12

'Fun with Grandpa'

The thing about  7Dots collections is that they can be so harmoniously, beautifully combined together. I've assembled this mixed media canvas using only bits and pieces which I had left from the other projects.
I think I found my all time fave product from 7DS - those genius tickets from the Messy Head Elements 12x12! Here I have used only one ticket, but it's miraculously reproduced in 3 places ;)
plus the remaining piece of the paper from the sheet where the ticket was.
7 Dots Studio - Messy Head - Elements 12x12
7 Dots Studio - Messy Head - pad 6x6
7 Dots Studio - The Queen's Heart - It's possible
7 Dots Studio - All I Ever - Elements 12x12
7 Dots Studio - All I Ever - Box of Emotions
7 Dots Studio - All I Ever - Vanilla Buttercream
'Things I want to remember'

Last, but not least - this is me:) Hanging out on a late summer weekend in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
I surrounded myself with the elegant, feminine, muted tones of The Queen's Heart :)
Also here an eagle eye will spot a few accents of Messy Head, an amazingly versatile collection which fits almost everywhere!

7 Dots Studio - The Queen's Heart - For A Reason
7 Dots Studio - The Queen's Heart - It's possible
7 Dots Studio - The Queen's Heart - Way of life
7 Dots Studio - The Queen's Heart - Tags 12x12
7 Dots Studio - Messy Head - Elements 12x12
7 Dots Studio - All I Ever - Chipboards

Thank you for staying all the way to the end:)
Have a great day everyone!