Saturday, 28 December 2013

Studio Calico January Reveal

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their January kits which means they are now available for purchase! Today, I’m sharing the cards I made using the Copper Mountain main card kit and Spaulding Bowl card kit add-on.

For my first main kit only card I started with the small heart stamp to create my background. Then I added patterned paper, watercoloured cardstock and gold thread for extra accent. I also stamped the sentiment onto the cute whale die that comes with the kit:

get whale soon

For my second card I used cute little heart die, stripe of patterned paper and embellishments that come with the main kit:

hi

My next card is super quick and easy crated with patterned paper and sentiment stamp from the Spaulding Bowl add-on kit:

just a note

And the last one uses one of my favourites, dotted ombre washi tape that comes with the January add-on:

thank you


I had a lot of fun with the kits this month and can't wait to create more designs with them! They're so great to use!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Studio Calico January Card Kit sneak peeks

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time! Just popping in today, with some Studio Calico sneaks for you! I'm really excited about the full reveal tomorrow!

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Monday, 23 December 2013

Exciting news!

My last week was crazy busy and I didn't have a chance to share some exciting news! I'm thrilled to be joining the Studio Calico Creative Team! I have to admit I am still on cloud 9! It's a real honour to be a part of such a creative team of designers!



So stay tuned as I've got my first Studio Calico projects to share with you soon!
Aga

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #50

Hi there! It’s Runway Inspired Challenge time again! We have another beautiful inspiration piece for you today:

source: style.com

And here’s what I came up with:

merry and bright

I used here THIS Snowflake Circle stamp from Hero Arts. I stamped it and embossed with white ep and watercolored the whole thing with yellow and green. The snowflake die comes from Simon Says Stamp.

Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along for the chance to win a gift card to Ellen Hutson shop!

I hope you can also find a moment to see what the rest of DT came up with today:


 And our special Guest Designer for this challenge – Elena Roussakis 


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #49

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



And here’s my project based on it:

Celebrate
Celebrate

This week we all used some delicious stamps from our sponsor, Neat & Tangled. I created my gift wrap paper using a white print paper and a Celebrate sentiment stamp from "Just for you" set. I also used a leaf shape that I cut out from white card stock and watercoloured.

Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along and to see what prize is up for grabs! And don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team came up with:


Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Friday, 29 November 2013

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! Just quickly popping in to share a card I created using Cube It stamp set by Jane’s Doodles:

Happy Birthday

The background was embossed in white and watercoloured with shades of green. Then I added the mini label die from Tim Holtz, a thread for extra accent and some rhinestones to finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekend!
Aga

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #48

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Time for the next Runway Inspired Challenge! Here's this week's look to inspire you:

source: style.com

As soon as I saw the inspiration piece I was drawn to the whimsical floral pattern and the interesting colour combo.  And here’s what I came up with:

Autumn Blessings

It’s one layer card with some masking and water colouring.  The stamps I used here are from Autumn Blessings set by Jane’s Doodles (I used the pumpkin stamps upside down to create my flowers).

I hope you're inspired to play along! Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter for the chance to win a gift card to Ellen Hutson shop!

Also be sure to check what the rest of the team came up with today:


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to a very SPECIAL blog hop! You should come here from Heather Nichols's blog.

Most of us know by now that Cath is leaving PaperCrafts and Moxie Fab World! I was so sorry when I read the news the other day. Cath, I’ll miss seeing your Moxie Fab posts, your personality and sense of humour! I’m sure many others cardmakers can say the same, but you made paper crafts fun, your fab challenges many times inspired me to go outside the box and really get creative! I love the Moxie Fab World blog! For me it was always the best place to go for inspiration and isn't going to be the same without you!

Cath, here’s my thank you card for everything wonderful you have done for the whole card making world:

Thank You

Thank you for always being so supportive and kind! I’m sending you my very best wishes for your future endeavours! You’ll always be Moxie Fab! Hugs!

To continue the hop, go over to Kate from i {heart} papers.

Thank you for popping in today!
Aga

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop!


Welcome to Erin's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop! Erin will soon be welcoming a new little baby to her family, so the Paper Crafts Magazine 2012 Gallery Idol Girls got together to throw her this surprise virtual baby shower!

This is the beginning of the hop and here is the complete line up, just in case you get lost along the way:

Aga Malyszek <-- YOU ARE HERE

Here’s what I created for today, wishing you the best of luck on the upcoming birth of your precious little baby, Erin! xo

new baby

All I used here is a dingbat font called efon + blue rhinestones and dymo tape.
That's it for me! Your next stop is Amy Kolling's blog.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop! 
Aga

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #47

It's the first Tuesday of the month, which means a new Runway Inspired Challenge! This week we have a colourful inspiration photo:

source: style.com

Here's what I came up with based on it:

Congratulations

For my card, I used the background stamp from Random Patterns set by Jane’s Doodles, a sentiment from the Cube It set and a flower die.

Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog so that you won't miss a chance to win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Don't forget to also check out the talented design team's blogs for more inspiration:


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Jane’s Doodles Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Mariana's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Jane's blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are four new fabulous clear sets and one digi stamp being released today and let me tell you, they are all awesome! For today's hop, I have a fun little set of cards that uses the new stamps:

b&w set

Jane’s Doodles is giving away the entire new release to one lucky winner, so be sure to leave comments on each blog along the hop for a chance to win.

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is our special Guest Designer Jennifer McGuire and I can't wait to see what she came up with today!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #46

I’m always surprised how time seems to be flying! Tuesday is here and that means time for a new Runway Inspired Challenge! Here's this week's look to inspire you:

source: style.com

I decided to go for a black and white with a splash of colour and here’s what I came up with:

Thanks

I used here stripes of washi tape from Freckled Fawn, label die from Tim Holtz, a spritz of pink mist and a neon orange dymo tape (I'm also linking this card to the Moxie Fab World's Stickers & Tape Challenge).

This week's winner will receive a gift certificate to Ellen Hutson, so make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along!

Don't forget to also check out the talented design team's blogs for more inspiration:


and our Guest Designer - Jocelyn Olson 


Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #45

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look from Tanya Taylor's Spring 2014 collection:


And here's what I came up, using DYMO labels in assorted colours:

wishing you...

Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along and to see what prize is up for grabs! And don’t forget to check out what the rest of the DT did with this challenge:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga

Monday, 30 September 2013

Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! Just popping in to share a card I made recently using Jane's Doodles stamp (from the Mother's Flowers set) and a free leaf template that you can find HERE:

Celebrate

Well, what can I say? It’s another watercoloured card with my favourite label as a sentiment. *wink*
I added gold glitter to the edges of my leaf for some texture and shine and I think it fits in perfectly with All That Glitters is Gold Challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #44

It feels so good to be back with my card made for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!
Here's this week's beautiful inspiration from Zuhair Murad's collection:

source: style.com

Now for my card I printed out and watercoloured an outline of Floating Leaf digikit by Hero Arts:

Hello


Be sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along for the chance to win a gift card to Ellen Hutson shop and check out the rest of the design teams fabulous cards:


Guest Designer - Betsy Veldman


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga

Monday, 5 August 2013

Case Study 3rd Anniversary

Hello and happy Monday! It has been quite a while since I last posted, I think I’m ready to return from maternity leave and start blogging again. And today is a great occasion as I’m honoured to be participating in the 3rd anniversary festivities for CASE Study Challenge blog! Congrats on 3 wonderful years, CASE Study!


You should have arrived here from Makiko Jones, if not head back to CASE Study blog to make sure you don't miss a thing!

The theme of the hop is Inspiration and here’s an inspirational mood board I used..

source

..to create this card:

1

I used the Tessatina Border die by Memory Box as a stencil for my background and an envelope liner.

That's it for me. Make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs participating in the hop for a chance at the prizes, all the blog hops are open until August 7. Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Kryssi Ng!

Thank you so much for stopping in today!
Aga

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #32

Hi there! It's Runway Inspired Challenge time again! Here's this week's picture to work with:

source: style.com

And my card based on it:

how r u?


I guess it's pretty obvious where my inspiration came from, lol. Just couldn’t resist incorporating that question mark into my card. It’s coloured with pink and covered with glitter.

Looking for more inspiration? Make sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they came up with today:



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #31

Hi everyone! Time for the next Runway Inspired Challenge! Here's this week's look to inspire you:

source: style.com

Very springy isn't it? Or maybe that yellow colour makes me think spring! Anyhow, here's my take, as clean and simple as it gets:

Hello

We would so love for you to play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along for the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.

Be sure and check out what the rest of the team came up with today:


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga