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joi, 29 martie 2012

Margele crosetate / Crochet beads


Since my last post was about paper beads, here are some other beads I made a few years ago - plastic or wood beads "dressed" in crochet.

This  is one of very few things I know about crochet stitches...:)), but it is easy, and  looks nice.

miercuri, 21 martie 2012

Margele din hartie / Paper beads

Hello everyone,

In one of my blog hops I discovered the paper beads made by Jean,. Here’s what I’ve done using one of her free designs. 

For this project I used plain printer paper, but I’m going to try using heavier paper too, just to see how the beads will look like. I also added some pink wood beads in order to vary the colors, shapes and sizes. 
For the coating I used a glue and varnish 2 in 1 product in order to give the beads strength and a little bit of shine.
I hope you like it! :)

Here is a nice tutorial on paper beads:

vineri, 9 martie 2012

Vingage silhouette card

Hello everyone,

Here's another silhouette card, inspired by the ones presented in Paper Craft Magazine.

No matter what I start with, as an idea, I seem to always come back to vintage cards. And I love silhouettes!
This one was quite easy to make, as it is not so intricate. I promise to try more complicated patterns, when I will be more skilled with the cutting knife...:)

joi, 8 martie 2012

Spring is coming! - a colorful butterflies card

Today being the International Women's Day, I thought... what better way to celebrate it than by making a cheerful butterflies card...So, I got may inspiration from the latest issue of  Paper Crafts Magazine ...

The rainbow colored butterflies were so lovely, I couldn't resist trying my hand at that card. I hope it brightens you day too...:) Enjoy!

joi, 1 martie 2012

Vintage cards / Felicitari vintage

A few days ago, I added the Google translate button on the home page for my new friends from abroad. I must say, I tried it out and the results were disappointing. So, I decided to post in English from now on...:)
Here goes the first!

Some time ago, I bought a pack of vintage looking paper. Here's what I managed to do with it:  
for the first one I used a "lady with a hat" silhouette from Angelika Kipp's book called "Filigree decorations in black and white",

 the second one is a combination of quilling and a rub on blue sticker:

And the third is a 3D card where I used pre cut drawings from the "pampered pets" collection.