Wednesday, 25 January 2017

January blues and babies and pink

Hi everyone, hope you are all staying somewhere nice and warm. Here in Croatia we have very low temperatures and bit of snow now turned into dangerous ice on the sidewalks, but the scene is mostly white and gray ... perfect for experiencing January blues after all the festivities and happiness in December..Have you noticed how winter is completely different when you look at it through "glasses holiday" in December? You can not wait to have white Christmas, now in January you just wish it is not your turn to clean the driveway or entrance into the building you live :) 
Well, January blues and gray scene around me outside, combined with my friend becoming an aunt for the first time made me wish to create something  cheerful and happy for our weekly challenge called  pretty pink and girlie  at  craftingbydesigns  and pink is a happy color and also the best things in life are free, which in this case is so true and you can not manufacture happiness in some factory, you can feel it inside yourself and those around you are there I felt her happiness and I used my lovely mother Elephant and stamps dies set  Carnival cupcakes  and some sweet polka dot pink background from this set and just added this cute sentiment by Crafting Desert Divas (set is called  Baked with love ) which you have to agree is completely appropriate .. and voila ... simple, sweet gesture for my dear friend who loves my cards so much ... just so you know, dear Ana, I already know you as one of the best Mamas out there, now show us how you rock at being an Aunty :)

Hope you join us at our new challenge, find inspiration in any pink flower, dress or thing around you
Happy crafting ...

Friday, 6 January 2017

Happy NEW Year!

Happy New Year! Hope this year brings you nothing but joy and happiness!

Long time no writing...Last two months were a blur of being in full holiday mood....I made a lot of Christmas cards for my friends and had great time watching my daughter in her Christmas plays and going to office parties and spending time with my family.

Since January starts with several birthdays of close friends and since Santa was so good to me this year, I used my new We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool to make this birthday card for my dear friend:

I used Little You Paper Pack which I bought several months ago and sequins given to me by my dear friend Irena. The butterfly embellishment was a part of the gift package and I took it to use it to emphasise the beauty of paper and sequins. I thought it would be enough not to spoil lovely patterns of paper.

Hope you like it and I hope you can join us in Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Design

Here is my card:

Yours truly,

Friday, 28 October 2016


Hello world,

TGIF! It was one hard week for me, so I am really looking forward to some crafting and family time!
I am really happy that many of you liked my entry for our Get Ready For Christmas challenge at craftingbydesigns and I am surely obsessed with Mama Elephant Charmed set and will surely use it more often than neccessary :)
Here it is one more time:

It was easy to make when you have such a great set to work with, which I bought recently and just colored it. The dots are from Create A Smile site, I won them last year and am now ready to use them :)

But this card which I am going to show you now is also made with a very cool set from Jane's Doodles called Simon...I have already used him as a Santa and this time I played that card again...Adding a bit of Lawn Fawn sentiments which I combined with Jane's Doodles I created a new Simon plays Santa card...It reminds me of the sea and my hometown and I would like to present this card in the challenges:

So here it is:

Hope you really really like it,
Thanks for reading me
Till next time

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Hello October

And just like that, with a summer hot sunny August and September turned slowly into a gloomy and windy October..I forgot I even had to blog :( (shame on me), but I was active on Facebook and Instagram and made some sweet cards for family and friends. Check them out:

My little family loves September because our third member, cute and stubborn little Stella celebrated her 6th Bday on September 11th. Her mother (the world's worst copper) even made a cake :) And it was eatable, too ... She had a great week and celebrated several times and got lots of gifts and was super happy and that's what is important, right .. .


And now to October .... At Crafting By Designs  we have prepared several new challenges and as usual we start with our favorite Anything Goes Challenges and we have several prizes for you, so go be creative and win cool stuff .... My entry is very much dedicated to a girl who has her birthday on Halloween and I combined my Crafting Desert Divas Fright Night Set  to create Halloween Bday :)

I am still learning to use my Zig Real Brush markers and I just did some basic watercoloring several times before deciding that last version would do and some black ink splashed afterwards, fussy cut the cat and sweets and basically applied it with mount tape onto the dry watercolor background. Hope my friend likes her Halloween Birthday card ...


Till next challenge, I send my love,

Yours Majtolina

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Christmas in July

Dear friends, while I am preparing to get ready for my summer holidays, I am leaving you with several cards made for my great friends at Crafting By Design.
I have to admit it was a bit strange pulling out my Christmas stamps and make something a little bit different for our week challenge, but I have enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it. Simon Says Stamp always make nice cards and it is really easy to create fun and versatile things with them. So this is my July Christmas card:


It was actually rather easy to make, I just did the background using Zig Clean Real Brush, then die cut it with MFT Blueprint 27 die border and then just stamped and died all the fun images from  this set: Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-BUILD-A-SNOWMAN. Finally I used Glossy Accents and voila :) simple card is here...

So next time we read I will probably be somewhere soaking up the Sun and enjoying my time with my daughter again and relaxing a bit...However my cards will be ready ...and I cannot wait to see your comments here :)

Take care, Majtolina xxxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Clean and simple Bday card

June is almost over and I really enjoyed my holiday spent back home with my parents. I was born in Sibenik and it has always been known for its International Children's Festival, so we came just in time for its opening and enjoyed many shows around the town's squares. Stella is still in Sibenik and is now part of a children's art workshop which makes her very happy, she loves drawing ... Some photos of the Festival's atmosphere are below, we enjoyed seeing many street performers and I am in awe how dedicated and skilled they all are

Back to usual, for our monthly Anything Goes challenge over at  I have given my version of clean and simple card made for my dear friend Ana's Bday. I just went as simple as I could .... stamping a sentiment given to me by my dear pal Tracie craft with SSS White pigment Ink on a craft paper, then used Zig clean brush to add some color to the sentiment, die cutting butterflies from Sizzix Starter Kit and then placing several sequins all over the the card ... Simple yet beautiful, at least to me ...;)


So join us again on a new challenge, can not wait to check what will make you :)

Back to reality now, love


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June, my favourite month...

Dear readers, so May is behind us ... And now the favorite month of mine is here ... June. I really like it cause it holds birthdays of several people that I love so much and is also mostly full of beautiful, sunny days, sudden spring showers and also .... I got married in June, I actually married on my birthday, so double the fun, right? But I got way out of the real subject ...

We girls in Crafting By Design have new challenges ahead of us and I hope you will join us and show us your creations .... we have many sponsors and prizes and so if you are a type and crafting you wish to show your projects, this is a great opportunity ....

For our Anything Goes challenge I made two cards, using digi stamps of our sponsors:

first is  bugaboostamps  and I chose the stamp  Teddy-bear-block-trio  which is so fun and versatile stamp, a bear and a ladybug - such good friends ... I really think you can use it to create birthday cards, baby shower cards or just to say hello cards :) I used it with a sentiment that shows how important friends are and it is a sentiment by Crafting Desert Divas. I used it to remind myself that I have so many wonderful people around me who are there when I need them most! Friends are family that you chose for yourself and I am lucky to have them in my life, especially those in my crafting world, like Tina, Jessica, Stephanie, Irena and many many more ...

I just went the best way I know how ... Just cut out the images, colored it with my simply Graph Markers and mounted it on the white card on which I had stamped the sentiment in Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink and then placed it on a beige cardstock. I used Rabger Glossy Accents just to add some dimension ... Simple, yet true ... I am CAS girl and heart :)

Here it is the CAS result:


The second digi stamp is from lovely sponsor:  oddballartco  and I chose the digi called:  We are here for the Baby . Since I am more of the real stamp girl, I struggled a bit with dimensions of the stamp and the overall idea of what I wanted to use for the stamp and I am quite happy with the result, cause I made it in a hurry, trying to catch more sun outside :) Again I colored the image with my Graphit markers, blended Simon says Audrey Stamp Blue sky for illusion and used Janes' s Doodles  grass from her stamp set  seamus  well as her sentiment from the set  special-delivery . Several sequins are added just for fun :) Hope you like it:


Hope you like my projects, please comment and leave some love or hate, your opinion matters ...

Take care,

Your Majtolina :)