Happy Hellos!

My name is Anna and I'm a Pole living recently in Airdrie (near Calgary in Canada), hopeless in love with paper. Usually sitting in my studio between 8pm and midnight, if my energy lasts that long after another day with a toddler Jakob and a baby Lisa. I love to share my crafts with you, please be my guest!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A good reason and catching up with some challenges...

Hello after a while!

I hope, you still remember me....I know, it has been a while since my last posting: over a month ago! But believe me, I have a very good reason to "neglect" you! I'm 13th weeks pregnant!!! I was suffering of nausea and an extremely lack of energy.  The first thing I had to give up to get some rest (at least in the night) was my card making and scrapbooking. But now I fell like my energy is slowly coming back and I'm sitting in my studio almost every evening.
After 12th week I can make this wonderful news about my pregnancy official, even on my blog!

Due to such a long absence I want to catch up with some challenges. Gosh, I miss them!
I will start with a "2 in 1" (a kind of my state right now=)- Card Patterns #96 + Curtain Call Color Challenge #62:

The other challenge, I couldn't resist, gives us these cute colors this week: ColourQ #65:

 This goes to my dear friend Anna for her birthday, she is one of the first blog followers!

It's such a good feeling to be back! I think, it's a good start! In the next days I will post a funny scrapbook page of my boys!

Take care and thanks for your visit!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Vintage Baby card: CP #89

Hi bloggers,

I love to make Baby cards-another baby is born: Fraser! One of our "new moms" gave a birth to her second child! Another one is pregnant and who is the next, hihii????!!!

The sketch is of course from Card Patterns #89. Their sketches are tailored for me, no kidding.... Also the vintage stamps I use again and again...

Take care,

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #22 & ColorQ#58

Happy Hellos,

this card is meant for the challenge from Waltzingmouse sketch #22. I used a designer paper, which I have for ages, but sometimes I just have to wait for the right time to use some supplies. And now it's time to cut the beautiful designer paper from My Minds Eye. The colors are used on this card go with the challenge, I missed for few weeks: ColorQ #58-I love each one of this colors!!!

Thanks for your visit and have a great stamping weekend,

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Interesting Mojo #163 sketch

lately I'm working on some masculine projects....Maybe I'm inspired of  B'Day of my dear hubby, coming soon, on: November 17?

When I saw the sketch for the Mojo #163 contest, the only though I had is that:

Closer look:

I will also try to make some X-Mas cards with this sketch.

Take care,

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Last minute...Pencil Lines!!!

I'm scrapbooking again!!! Kind of late with the submission....We'll see!

Pencil Line Sketch 211 and my interpretation with my best men in the world (click on the picture to enlarge, if you like):

Some details:

Take care,

Monday, 1 November 2010

Forgotten stamps: PDCC #53 & Card Patterns #88/Zapomniane stemple


this time I used stamps, they were kind of forgotten in my drawer, from Crafty Secret. They are adorable, but a little bit difficult for me to combine with designer papers. I hope, everything harmonize in your eyes on this card, I prepared according to the just beautiful combo from Play Date Cafe Challenge #53 and based on sketch of course Card Patterns #88. Last week was crazy for our family, so I skipped the challenge #87. Pity!

Tym razem uzylam stempli ktore nieco zostaly zapomniane w mojej szufladzie, z Crafty Secret. bardzo mi sie one podobaja, ale mam troche prblemu z nimi jak je polaczyc z kolorowymi papierami. Mam nadzieje, ze udalo mi sie tym razem i wszystko harmonizuje. Przygotowalam ta kartke bazujac na kolrach z Play Date Cafe Challenge#53 i Card Patterns #88. Ostatni ich skecz musialam sobie odpuscic, bo mielismy wariacki tydzien w rodzinie: wyjazdy itp. 

The designer papers are my favorite line from MME Wild Asparagus, I got them from my dear friend Wendy, she is such a thoughtful person! Thanks Wendy!!! 

Kolorowe papiery sa z mojej ulubionej linii MME Wild Asparagus. Dostalam je od mojej przyjaciolki Wendy, ktora jest bardzo uwazna, obserwuje a potem zaskakuje Cie twoimi ulubionymi rzeczami.

Kartka jest przeznaczona dla mojej drogiej kuzynki Marzenki na jej urodzinki!

Take care,

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #52 & The Waltzingmouse Challenge #20

Hi there,

the Play Date CafĂ© Challenge celebrates 1 year-CONGRATULATIONS on your successful challenge blog!!!- one of my favorite Top 3 challenges, every week something interesting! This time the pastel colors are wanted-a real challenge for me!  The card is for a older lady over 80 years old and I think, she will like it, in particularly the very dimensional rose.

Other card for tonight with the theme: Welcome Baby! My friend in Germany gave recently a birth to a baby boy with a nice short name IAN.  Here we go: Welcome Ian! The colors are not really baby bay colors, but I know their style and this card is so much them! The Waltzingmouse sketch # 20 as a very helpful for this card:

Now I’m busy sewing a costume for my little guy for the Halloween party. He will go as a convict,  I show you the pictures after Sunday of my little sweet inmate. I hope, I’m not setting up his future….=)

Take care,

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Very nice couple: Card Patterns & Color Throwdown/Mila para: Card Patterns & Color Throwndown

Happy hellos,

just quick post, because tonight we have a movie evening with hubby: I rent some nice documentaries. Without TV (our choice!) we have the freedom to watch what we want.

Dzis tylko krotki post, poniewaz ogladamy dzis wieczorem filmy dokumentarne z malzem. Bez telewizji (nasz wybor!) mamy ta wolnosc, ze ogladamy co chcemy.
Today a card for Card Patterns #86 (traditionally, I'm amazed that I manage to play every single week!) & Color Throwdown #115. At first I was skeptical with the combination, but when I stared, my fingers almost burned =), to finish the card. And I'm very pleased (how modest of me!) with the result....kind of artistic...Hahahaha! Mona Lisa helped me with that!

Dzisiaj mam dla Was kartke na wyzwania Card Patterns #86 (tradycja, az jestem zaskoczona, ze udaje mi sie grac regularnie) & Color Throwdown #115. Na pozcatku bylam sceptyczna z kolorami, ale jak zaczelam sklecac ta kartke, to az mi sie pod palcami kurzylo, tak mi sie fajnie ja robilo. Jestem bardzo zadowolona z rezultatu (ale jestem skromna, co?)....tak jakos artystycznie...Hahahahaha! Mona Lisa mi pomogla!

See you soon,
Do zobaczyska

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

New challenge & WM #19/Nowe wyzwanie & WM #19

I found a new challenge with a hilarious name: Stamping 411. I would say totally my case. When I feel down, I run to my studio and few minutes later, I'm fine: the card making is for me like finding balance after the whole day of stress, running and noise. I also found in the blog-land a blog of a card maker with the name: My Cardz, My Passion.... My Therapy. So true!

I entered this card for the new challenge of Stamping 411 with this nice sketch, perfect for X-mas mass production:

The next challenge I'm participating in, is Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #19. What I like on their sketches: you have soooooooo many possibilities.

Please take a look at other X-Mas card, which I really like, because the paper wasn't easy to work with. But when I saw the sketch, I knew immediately I will use this "difficult" paper (BTW: my favorite Graphics 45).

That's all for today, tomorrow I'm back with Card patterns card, this week a little bit late....


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Tempting sketch: 2Sketches4You #63

Hello bloggers,
I'm explaining right now, why the sketch# from 2Sketches4You is so tempting this time: the winners (2) will be automatically the design team members! How cool is that? A dream of every card maker, at least mine =)


So I will give a try with this card....voila!

Take care and good luck to all participants of the challenge,

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Teething sucks!/Zabkowanie-ciezka sprawa!

Happy hellos,

after our son Jakob was teething the whole afternoon, I just have energy for one short post for 2 challenges: Card Patterns #85 and Curtain Call  Color Challenge {Act 51}:

Po tym jak nasz synus Jakob zabkowal cale popoludnie, pozostalo mi tylko energii na jeden krotki post na dwa wyzwania Card Patterns #85 and Curtain Call  Color Challenge {Act 51}:

I didn't touch long time my Asia themed stamps-it's just about time to do that. I just love the portrait of the Asian woman, so distinguished....

Bardzo dlugi czas nie uzywalam moich azjatyckich stempli- najwyzsza pora! Uwielbiam poprostu ten portret Azjatki, jest taka dystyngowana...

Have a great weekend,
Milego weekendu,

Monday, 11 October 2010

Six the same cards, but different though..../6 takich samych a jednak innych...

.....what a weird title of my post, heee?
....co za dziwny tytul mojego posta, nie sadziecie?

I made six X-Mas cards according to The Play Date Cafe Challenge #50, which were supposed to be the same, but I decided to have more fun and made slightly differences between them.  I love this kind of mass production!

Zrobilam 6 kartek kartek swiatecznych na bazie wyzwania z The Play Date Cafe Challenge #50, ktore mialy byc takie same, a jednak w trakcie robienia zdecydowalam, ze trzeba miec troche Spassu przy masowej produkcji i kazda "z leksza" zmienilam, ale nadal maja wspolny mianownik!

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Hydrangea in pink/brown-Mojo #159 & ColorThrowndown #113/Hortensja na rozowo-brazowo


today very nice combination of pink and braun. My mom sent me the designer papers (thanks Mom!), and when I got this out off the envelope, I wanted to make a card with that immediately. My new stamp set with hydrangea jumped at once in my mind.

Dzisiaj mam dla Was kartke z przemila kombinacja kolorow: roz z brazem. Dostalam je od mojej Mamy (Dzieki!), gdy je wyciagnelam z koperty, odrazu chcialam zasiasc do stolu i uzyc ich na miejscu! Moj nowy set stempli z hortensjami (moje ulubione) odrazu przyszedl mi do glowy.

The Mojo Sketch #159 for the card with gorgeous papers from my Mom was perfect, I could really feel it.... The process of making the card went soooo smooth... I really like the feeling. I couldn't resist  to use my sewing machine. After I lubricated the machine last week, it runs now like my 18 years old Geo Metro (read: great!) =)))

The colors challenge are matching the Color Throwndown challenge #113.

Mapka Mojo #159 do kartki z tymi fajowymi papierami od Eli poprostu przemowil do mnie. Proces robienia kartki szedl jak po masle, nie zdarza sie to za czesto.... Nie moglam sie oprzec uzyc mojej maszyny do szycia. Potym jak ja naoleilam, chodzi jak moj 18-letni samochod Geo Metro (czytaj: super) =)))

The card is meant for a friend, who is an artist (www.encaustic.ca), she paints with waxes. Very interesting technique. When we finish our renovations and I have more space in my studio (yupppi), I will paint with waxes again. I love the encaustic backgrounds for the cards! I will show it to you soon!

Kartka idzie do rak mojej znajomej, ktora jest artystka (www.encaustic.ca), maluje ona woskiem. Bardzo interesujaca technika. Jak sie w koncu uporamy z renowacjami, i wreszcie moje studio sie powiekszy, to znwou zaczne malowac encaustikiem. Uwielbiam wkomponowywac encaustic w moje kartki. Niedlugo Wam pokaze jak to funkcjonuje!


Cappella's premiere-Card Patterns #84

Happy hellos,

I'm officially informing you that the wonderful designer papers from Basic Grey Capella were finally cut! I got them a while ago, but as usual at first I just looked at them, because it was pity to cut such a pretty patterns.

Oficjalnie oglaszam, ze przepiekne papiery Basic Grey Cappella zostaly pociete! Zakupilam je przed 3 miesiacami, ale jakos nie moglam sie przemoc, zeby je pociac, najpierw musialam sobie na nie popatrzec, jak zwykle...

I decided to make a card for Card Patterns #84, using the cute papers. This sketch  is just perfect to display the beauty of the Cappella, don't you think?

Postanowilam z nich zrobic kartke, uczestniczac w wyzwaniu Card Patterns#84. Tym razem ich mapka jest poprostu perfekcyjna, aby pokazac piekno tych papierow, nie uwazacie?

I kept this simple, because the card is meant for someone who loves minimalism and the arabic culture. I hope, I manage to include these 2 apsects in the card. Please let me know in your comments, if that's the case.

Kartke zrobilam minimalistycznie, poniewaz dostanie ja osobka, ktora preferuje ten styl i uwielbia kulture arabska. Mam nadzieje, ze udalo mi sie pokazac te 2 aspekty w tej kartce. Prosze dajcie mi znac w Waszych komentarzach, czy tak jest...

Take care,

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Embellish Magazine challenge and tissue paper background

Hi bloggers,

tonight I have a card to show for the Embellish Magazine Challenge Using Background Stamping.

That was the great opportunity for me to apply the tissue paper technique, which result I love, but always forget to make cards with that. So many techniques and the evening has just few hours.....! Are you agree with me?

On my card I stamped 2 backgrounds: the first one the medallions on the tissue paper and the second one En francais (my fav stamp!) as the background for the fleur-de-lis.

Thanks for your warm words!

Have a great rest of the weekend,

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