Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: Albert Martincich

And here’s what I came up with:

Dec 25

All I used here was a dear head silhouette I found on Pinterest, the Simple Numbers die by Simon Says Stamp, a white thread and black label tape.

I hope you're inspired to play along! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks for stopping by! 
Aga

Monday, 13 October 2014

SCInspires Blog Hop and Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! Today Studio Calico is launching an awesome contest called #SCInspires and there are some amazing, but like really AMAZING prizes involved! Would you like to join the fun? The rule is really simple.




Download THIS FREE PRINTABLE POSTER and share a photo on your social networks using the #SCinspires hashtag! Make sure to head over to the Studio Calico blog to find out all the details on how to participate and what prizes are up for grabs!

And how does Studio Calico inspire me? Every month I'm excited to watch the Sneak Peeks and see what cool products are featured for the month. Next step is to pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for some great inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team! I always get giddy when my box arrives, every month kits are packed with a tone of stunning products along with lots of great add-on's. They inspire me to use products that I might not otherwise think of using!

Lots of my ideas come at my craft table. I love moving patterned papers, inks and other embellishments around until I’m happy with the outcome. I’m always inspired by products, colours, patterns and textures. Best thing about these kits are that they are versatile and how they coordinate so well with each other. Here’s a little peek at my card created for this week’s Sunday Sketch challenge (another great source of inspiration!):

#scinspires

I used here some of my favourites, patterned paper from The Underground Card Kit and an awesome digital stamp from The Underground Scrapbook Kit Stamps.

thank you

Here’s another awesome opportunity for you! I have one The Underground Card Kit to giveaway! Download the printable poster, leave me a comment here (with your SC user name) and I will pick one random winner! You have time until 10/31/14 at 11:59PM Eastern for both, the main contest and my giveaway!

For even more chances to win make sure you check out all the other amazing ladies who are participating in this blog hop:

Agnieszka <-- that's me!


Good luck!
Aga

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #69

Hi there! It’s Runway Challenge time again! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com

Beautiful piece with so many possibilities! I focused on colours and used a circle shape as my inspiration:

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Waffle Flower Crafts and I used their “Loved” set for my card.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Karolyn * Kristen * Lindsay *Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Saturday, 4 October 2014

World Card Making Day

Hello and a very Happy World Card Making Day to everyone! Hope you are having a great day and had a chance to make a card or two! To celebrate this day Studio Calico is hosting some fun challenges. Throughout the whole day today, we are posting card-making challenges on our message boards to inspire you to get crafty!

For my challenge I am asking you to create a card with stamps and watercolours (one of my best combinations ever! *wink*). You can use any watercolour medium to create a background, paint over a heat embossed image or add some watercolour splashes! For my card I used watercolour paints to colour my stamped wreath:

hello

I hope you will join us in all the fun! For all the details on the challenges see HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Studio Calico October Reveal

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their October kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using The Underground card kit and stamp add-ons.

For my first card I stamped background with a sentiment stamp and added a 'hello' badge by Hello Forever for Studio Calico, some thread and a feather die, that comes with the main kit:

hello handsome

My second card is quick and easy one. I again created a background using a circle stamp. Then I added watercoloured feathers, some thread and sentiment to finish it off:

I miss you

The next card is created with the Tea Time Stamp Set designed by Emily McDowell for Studio Calico. It’s such a cute set with some fun and whimsical elements:

tea time

To create my last card I used a little flower stamp from the Tea Time Set that I coloured with watercolours. I also used a sentiment and a stripe of patterned paper from the main stamp set:

thanks so very much

I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Friday, 26 September 2014

Studio Calico October Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! Just popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico sneaks with you! These were made with The Underground card kit and stamp add-ons. The full reveal is coming on September 27th:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

xoxo

Hi there! I’m popping in to share a card I made some time ago but didn't have a chance to post it until now. It’s an almost-one-layer card (two if you count the card base) created with Waffle Flower Craft's “Loved” set. I love floral stamps so I've had my eye on that set for a long time:

xoxo 

I used dark blue ink to create the background pattern and watercolours to colour in some of the flowers. I don't say that very often, but I really love how this turned out! :)

If you missed my other card (with step-by-step instruction) created for the Waffle Flower Crafts blog, you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga