Monday, March 19, 2018

Dream Came True!

Hello dear blog friends, 

Today's post is a bit different than my usual posts
and it's all because I believe that dreams can come true.

I have for you a short friendship story 
and her amazing husband Mark.

Some time ago I was surfing the internet looking for inspiration.
I found the most beautiful card on the blog called

run by Ivana. I was left speachless.
Her amazing talent and style was (and still is) overwhelming.
At this time she was selling the sweetest goodies
in her Shoppie 

I have send her e-mail, she send me goodies, I said HI, she said HI
and before we new it we became the best friends.
Chatting on FB, sending each other e-mails
and handwritten letters and crafty - surprise gifts.

We became more than friends, we became
soulmates girlfriends with many many thousands miles apart.

Last Christmas Ivana and Mark invited me and my husband Hjalti
over to Canada for Christmas.

Our dream of chatting while drinking coffee in her kitchen,
crafting together, laughing together came true!

While one of our crafty seasion we made
a colorful backgrounds together.
Great technique Ivana showed me.

In this post we wanted to celebrate our friendship,
show you how we used backgrounds we've made together
and invite you to participate in a small giveaway!

So, I've cut my piece in a smaller pieces 
and made 3 projects with a flourish background:

I've made a spring card:

 A delicate tag:

 ...and a tiny pocket:

These 2 of Ivana's projects have a special place in my heart:

First one: she showed me that card's do not have to be flat.

Second project: I fall in love with liquid pearls after seeing this perfect piece!

We also have a short Q&A for you:

1. What are three paper-crafting items you cannot live without?

It's hard to say but if I had to narrow to my top 3 items:
- liquid pearls
- doilly
- pastel lace

2. What does your craft space look like when you’re in the middle of your projects? 

It's a huge mess. 
So big that I'm sometimes eating sandwiches with glitter in my kitchen haha!

2. Do you listen to music when you craft?

Yes I do. Lately a lot of Nothing but Thieves (Ivana introduced me to them)
The Internet and sometimes some jazz if I'm in the mood.

3. What gets you inspired to create?

Many things get me inspired. But first of all my travels and pictures I'm taking while
traveling. Pinterest is a good place to get inspired and also Instagram.
 Ivana has been and amazing inspiration past few years
and still is with her amazing talent and a slide different style these days!

4. What surprised you about meeting Ivana in person?

I think the thing that surprised me the most was that suddenly she was hugging me.
She was there, LIVE, after so many years she was real.
I felt like we've just got reunited after a long time apart.
Tears were falling, hugs and kisses were exchaned
during this amazing time together.

And now to thank you for being there for me
my dear blog friends, all the love, support and comments
and to celebrate friendships in our lives 
I have a small giveaway for you.

It's a handmade shabby notebook
with blank pages inside.

To participate:
- leave a kind comment below
- leave a kind comment on IVANA'S BLOG 
- winner will be picked randomly from my blog.
- you will have until Friday March 23 to play along. 
Winners will be announced on Saturday March 24 here and on Ivana’s blog!

Thank you for being here with us today!

Sending a lot of love and warm wishes to everybody!


Friday, March 16, 2018

Because Friendship Rocks!

Hello dear blog friends :)

I have a very special announcement to make about an upcoming mini blog hop!

What is It?

A little while back, the most wonderful and splendid thing happened. 
My dear crafty friend, Ivana and her husband invited us over for Christmas! 
A long-time dream come true, turned into one of the most memorable 
and wonderful holidays to date. 

This coming Monday, we're taking a little bit of time to share our story with you, 
and also share a very special take on a project we started together! 
So please join us, for a day of stories, projects, fun and prizes! 

When: Monday, March 19
Where: here and here
Who: Ivana and Aneta
Why: Because Friendship Rocks!

Hope you'll swing by and say hi! See you there :)


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pastel Easter vol.2

Hello everybody,

How about a little bit more of Easter pastels?

Thank you so much for stopping by 
and stay tuned for more inspirations!


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pastel Easter vol.1

Hello my dear blog friends,

Easter is just around the corner.
Today I bring you two of my newest Easter cards
featuring Blue Fern Studios collections:

Thank you so much for all kind words and comments!
Have a nice and crafty Sunday!


Friday, February 23, 2018

Missing spring and baby album

Hello my dear blog peeps,

Weather in Iceland is very bad these days
and I miss spring very much.

Today I have for you first of two baby albums
in very sweet and light colors which remind me of warmer days:

Thank you so much for all kind words and comments!

Have a nice and crafty weekend :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Vintage Love with G45

Hello everybody,

Love is in the air these days and also on my craft table.
This quick and easy Valentine's card
made with few G45 collections
is just a perfect way to say I LOVE YOU.

Here comes a video tutorial for this beauty:

Thank you for visiting me today
and happy crafting everybody!