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!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

3 x Thank you!/3 x Dziekuje!

Hi bloggers,

nice to "see" you at my blog place!

Today I show you 3 "Thank you" cards. You may think, I'm so thankful....Well, one of them is an order and 2 of them will go to very nice people ;)

#1 will be entered for the Card Patterns #83...I just can "feel" their sketches, almost every time, also this time I knew from the beginning, how the card will look like with the sketch. It was very helpful to have the suggested combination of colors from Curtain Call #49, which in my opinion is perfect for a masculine card.

I have to say, I really like the result. Please take a look:

With #2 I'm playing Waltzingmouse Challenge #16...Their stamps are yummy....Hmmm, I really have appetite to order something from their menu....like Rescue Remedies...

I just love the designer paper I used...What can I say: MME! I got more of them from my dear friend Wendy...O Wendy...you know what I like!!! Thanks a lot!

#3 for tonight is meant for a new for me challenge: 2Sketches4You #62 using my faves Webster's Pages.

I was planning to use my sewing machine on this one, but unfortunately my sewing machine wasn't that cooperative tonight. I have to take a look at it tomorrow......
I think without sewing it looks OK, but the ribbon is kind of thick and I was hoping to make it flat with some sewing....Well, next time!

Now I'm off and looking forward to play other challenges in the next days ;)


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Too late....

for 2 challenges: JUGs and ColorQ.........I missed the deadline.... again...uppps! Never mind.....
I show anyway what I created with my new goodies: SU stamps!

For these challenges I'm on time though, yupppi!!!!!

Taylored Expressions Challenge #129 with very cool sketch! I made even 2 cards using the sketch =)

I'm playing again Caardvarks: Clean & Simple: Create a *NEW* Clean & Simple-I'm using my NEW goodies! The prize is Hero Arts stamps....I just love them! My collection is not that big...an extension of it would be pretty cool!!!

That's everything for today, take card,

Friday, 24 September 2010

Wedding sari as an inspiration

Hello there,
just look at that........ 

..... I couldn't resist to make a card (even at midnight) when I saw this GORGEOUS sari-photo inspiration from no time to stamp #158! I love the colors, the fabrics, just everything!!!

I remember, one day I wanted to buy a sari like this for the wedding of my cousin, because I didn't have any idea for a nice wedding outfit. I thought, why not something unique....Well, unfortunately I didn't realize my plan, because of the prize of the sari: $400....
The sketch for the card is as promised  from Card Patterns Challenge #82. This time, a tricky one, but I think, matching perfect the picture with the oriental bride.

The card is meant for my mom for her birthday. That's absolutely her colors! please take a look to the card!

Thanks for your visit and warm words,

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Catch up and new goodies/Zaleglosci i nowe przydasie

Dear visitors,

my X-mas mass production is going well, every second day 5-8 cards of each design. Maybe soon I will take some pictures of it and show you what I did until now. I'm surprised that the production is going well, because I don't like usually to make a card more than once.... I'm motivated this time, because surprisingly I sold several cards lately, just by coincidence! A nice feeling!

In this post I want to catch up with some challenges like Walzingmouse Sketch Challenge and Taylored Expressions and play with some of my new "toys":

This card is meant for a very nice colleague. He is an engineer, so I think this card is perfect for him ;)))


And this card is made, using my new goodies: SU! stamp, punch and designer papers:

I couldn't decide which card is better, so I thought I show you both ;)

Thanks for your visit and see you soon with the Card Patterns challenge, this time tricky one.......


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The friend is gone...forever/Odszedl przyjaciel...na zawsze

this time a very sad post on my blog....Our friend Piotr from Poland died few days ago, he suffered cancer for 17 years. Piotr was a great warrior, I was sure, he will win the battle again...but unfortunately this time he didn't....
We will miss Piotr every single day: he was always interested in people, he cared for everyone. He was very funny and smart guy. My husband Maik (he is German), he called him: the coolest Pole, he ever met.
I will never forget, when Piotr surprised us at our wedding day: he recorded the day before the wedding celebration the wedding and our wedding day. Thanks to him, our important day was documented as well his laughter behind the camera!
Good bye Piotr!

Dzis bardzo smutny post na moim blogu... Nasz przyjaciel Piotr odszedl od nas kilka dni temu po 17-letniej walce z rakiem. Piotr walczyl do konca, bylam pewna, ze i tym razem mu sie uda wygrac z raczyskiem, ale niestety....
Bedzie nam brakowac Piotra kazdego dnia: Piotr kochal ludzi i interesowal sie kazdym z nas. Byl madrym facetem i mial niesamowite poczucie humoru. Moj maz Maik (jest Niemcem), powiedzial o  nim kiedys: Piotr jest najbardziej coolowskim Polakiem jakiego spotkal.
Nigdy nie zapomnimy jak Piotr zaskoczyl nas w dniu slubu, krecac o nas film. Dzieki niemu nasz tak wazny dzien zostal udokumentowany, a takze jego smiech za kamera ;)
Zegnaj Piotrze!

The card is made for his wife Malgosia and son Wojtek:
Ta kartka jest zrobiona dla jego zony Malgosi i syna Wojtka:

Out of respect for Piotr's death I won't mention any challenges, I entered the card for.

Z szacunku do Piotra nie wymienie tym razem wyzwan, w jakich ta kartka bedzie brala udzial.

Take care,

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Embellish Magazine challenge: squares & colors

Hello there,

and again X-Mas card in not conventional colors as I like mostly....The card is meant for the

Embellish Squares Color Challenges 


Monday, 6 September 2010

Visit from Germany/Goscie z Niemiec

Hello bloggers,

quick post today. I have visitors from Germany, so I can't blog a lot in the next 3 weeks, but I would love at least to enter my cards for some challenges. Today: The Play date Cafe #45 with these favorite colors of mine and an interesting as usual sketch from Card Patterns #80 (I turned a little bit the image, worked better for me ;):

I made a X-mas card (I told you... my production is on...) and I think, this is a gorgeous combination for these occasion, don't you think? Honestly, I prefer anyway to make X-mas cards in unconventional colors.

Happy stamping,


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