31 december 2007

Novoletni sklepi


V novem letu želim:
:: ohraniti ta moj blogec živ in aktiven
:: objavljati, kolikor pogosto se bo dalo
:: še naprej ustvarjati zase in za druge
:: osrečevati svoje bližnje z majhnimi pozornostmi
:: poskusiti še kakšno novo tehniko
:: navezati stike z drugimi ustvarjalnimi dušami
:: pa še marsikaj, ampak vsega pa tudi (še) ne povem.

Čaroben skok v novo leto vam želim!


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

In the new year, I wish to:
:: keep this my little blog alive and active
:: post as often as I can
:: keep creating for myself and for the others
:: make my loved ones with small tokens of apreciation
:: try out some new techniques
:: make contact with other creative souls out there
:: and much more, but I can't tell you everything (yet).

I wish you all a wonderful leap into the new year!

mravljica

30 december 2007

Čaj



... in medenjaki, zunaj sneg, prijatelji pa klepetajo ob ognju, ki gori v kaminu. Zimska pravljica...

TEA
... and gingerbread cookies, snow outside, friends chatting by the fire burning in the fireplace. A winter tale...

mravljica

28 december 2007

Gremo se sankat


Do Valentinovega ne bom delala rdečih voščilnic, razen če me bo kdo res lepo prosil :)

LET'S GO SLEDDING
I won't be making any red cards until St Valentine's Day, unless someone asks me really nicely :)


mravljica

27 december 2007

::: odgovor :::

na komentar z dne 18.12.2007

Mucka, hvala za tvoje prijazne besede - zaenkrat dobivam pisne odzive tako redko, da lahko na vsakega posebej odgovorim. ;)
In da ti odgovorim: večino motivov poberem s papirjev ali prtičkov, risanja se lotim bolj za kakšna mini dopolnila (robovi, pozamezne črte...). Papirjev v Prometeju še nisem kupovala, jih grem pa vedno pogledat in se navduševat, ko sem v trgovini. Drugače pa material nabavljam, kjerkoli naletim nanj; naj bodo papirnice, ustvarjalnice, cvetličarne, pa tudi kakršnekoli druge trgovine, vedno imam "radar vklopljen".
Tudi tebe lepo in ustvarjalno leto 2008, pa oglasi se še kaj.

mravljica

Za "jeans generacijo"


Šele ko sem dokončala tole voščilnico, sem opazila, da je takšna, kot bi bila narejena iz jeansa. In mi je bila všeč. Zanjo sem uporabila moder karton, srebrne nalepke (darila in srčki v vogalih) in srebrno pisalo za "šive". Za dobre novoletne ali pa rojstnodnevne želje...

FOR THE "JEANS GENERATION"
It was only after I finished this card when I noticed that it looked like it was made of jeans. And I liked it. I used some blue cardstock, silver stickers (the presents and hearts in the corners) and a silver pen for the "stitches". For good New Year's or birthday wishes...

mravljica

25 december 2007

Dišavnice po moje



Iz cimetovih paličic sem naredila majhne svečnike in drevesca z zvezdastim janežem na vrhu. Naravno, dekorativno, pa še diši lepo. Samo še pomaranče z nageljnovimi žbicami moram postaviti zraven.
Nadvse lep in miren dan vam želim.

SPICES - MY WAY
I made some small candle holders using some cinnamon sticks, and then I used them to make some little trees, with a star anise on top. It is natural, decorative and it smells just fine. Now I only need to add some oranges with cloves.
Have a beautiful and peaceful day.

mravljica

24 december 2007

Zadnji dve pred Božičem



Kako hitro gredo dnevi v tem mesecu! Pa sem mislila, da bom uspela objaviti več. No, dan pred Božičem objavljam še dve voščilnici iz mojega kupčka božičnih. Še nekaj novoletnih bo, če bom ob vsem dogajanju v teh zadnjih letošnjih dneh sploh prišla do računalnika.

THE LAST TWO BEFORE CHRISTMAS
The days are passing by so fast in this month! And yet I thought I would be able to post more often. Well, on the day before Christmas, I am posting two more examples from my pile of this year's Christmas cards. There will be some posts of my "Happy New Year" cards, if I can make it to the computer at all, with so much going on in these last days of the year.


mravljica

18 december 2007

Malo "reklame"


Tale "veseli pladenjček" sem pred kratkim odnesla v mojo najljubšo trgovino v Ljubljano, ki je vedno eden od glavnih, če ne čisto glavni cilj, kadarkoli pridem v Ljubljano. So bili prijetno presenečeni in veseli - sporočili so mi, da so ga vsi občudovali, zdaj pa ga imajo pri glavni blagajni. Decembrsko vzdušje...

A LITTLE "ADVERTISING"
I took this "merry little plate" to my favorite shop in Ljubljana a few days ago. The shop is one of my main, if not the most important, destinations whenever I come to Ljubljana. The people in the shop were pleasantly surprised and glad to get it - they e-mailed me that it was admired by everyone and now they've got it at the main cashier. December spirit...


mravljica

14 december 2007

Trideset


majhnih prinašalcev sreče je nastalo v eni od mojih "Fimo ur".
Njihova velikost? Poglejte mojo objavo z dne 22.11. Luškani, kajne?
Le kaj bi rekel gospod Orwell...

THIRTY
little good-luck-bringers came out of one of my recent "Fimo hours".
Their size? Check my post from 22nd November. Cute, aren't they?
I wonder what Mr Orwell would say...

mravljica

03 december 2007

Odštevanje


Še nekaj dni in moje voščilnice bodo nosile prijazne besede naokrog. Se že veselim.

COUNTDOWN
A few more days and my cards will be carrying nice and friendly words around. I can't wait.


mravljica

01 december 2007

Za dober namen



Moj prispevek za današnji darilni bazar, ki se dogaja v našem mestu.
Servietna tehnika na ploščicah, velikih 10x10 cm, na spodnji strani pa pluta. In ko srkaš vroč čaj, te podstavek spominja na morje...

FOR A GOOD CAUSE
My contribution to the "bazaar" that is taking place in our town today.
Decoupage technique on tiles of 10x10 cm, and a layer of cork on the bottom-side. And while you are sipping some hot tea, the "saucer" reminds you of the seaside...

mravljica

29 november 2007

Še ena


Malo v stilu monogramov - poskušala sem narediti nekaj preprostega, univerzalnega, brez napisa, pa vseeno malo elegantnega in svečanega.

ONE MORE

In a monogram style - I tried to do something simple, of no explicit purpose, with no sayings, and yet still a little bit elegant and festive.

mravljica

27 november 2007

Gremo naprej


Kupček rdeče zelenih prazničnih voščilnic je gotov, papir sem porabila, kot sem si obljubila, nekaj jih bom še objavila, zdaj pa naprej - nekaj modrega, belega, srebrnega, nekaj snežakov in nekaj snežink.

MOVING ON

The pile of red and green holiday cards is done, I've used all the paper as I promised to myself, I'll post a few more cards, but now I'm moving on - to something blue, white, silver, to some snowmen and some snowflakes.

mravljica

22 november 2007

Ko bom velik


... bom hranilnik. :)
V resnici pa je kovanec zraven za lažjo predstavo o velikosti.
(Ja, FIMO je tudi moja obsesija - še nekaj stvari bo v naslednjih objavah.)

WHEN I GROW UP

... I'll be a piggy-bank. :)
Actually, the coin is there to give a better idea of piggy's size.
(Yes, FIMO is my obsession too - there will be some more in the next few posts.)


mravljica

12 november 2007

Zakaj ni nič novega?


Pridejo dnevi, ko morajo tudi najbolj predani izdelovalci voščilnic delati za položnice in ne samo za dušo. :)
Saj bo bolje. Do takrat pa tile medvedki - eni se jih še mogoče spomnite... (kdor še ima katerega od njih, naj mi pošlje kakšen mini mail).

WHY ISN'T THERE ANYTHING NEW?

There are days when even the most dedicated card makers have to work to pay the bills and not just to satisfy their creativity itch. :)
Things WILL get better. Until then, these little bears - some of you might even remember them... (send me a tiny note if you still have one of them).

mravljica

05 november 2007

Rdeča, zelena, zlata


Ne morem stran od tega papirja. Očitno ne bom delala drugih decemberskih voščilnic, dokler ne uporabim čisto vseh slikic. Neki snežaki pa že stojijo v vrsti in čakajo na modro, belo in srebrno... (Potrpljenje, fantje, potrpljenje!)

RED, GREEN, GOLDEN

I just cannot get away from this paper. Obviously I won't be making any other December cards until I've used the very last of these little pictures. And some snowmen are already standing in the line and waiting for blue, white and silver color... (Patience, guys, patience!)


mravljica

03 november 2007

Spet ena preprosta


Samo trakec rdečega papirja in dve nalepki, pa nastane takšna precej nevtralna voščilnica za različne priložnosti. Hitro, enostavno in učinkovito.

ANOTHER SIMPLE ONE

Just a strip of red paper and two stickers, and there you have it, a quite neutral card for various occasions. Quick, simple and effective.

mravljica

30 oktober 2007

Kar cel komplet


Včeraj sem kar ostala v mojem kotičku - malo sem spremenila vogalčke, potem pa je nastal kar komplet desetih. Običajno se bolj posvečam ustvarjanju vsakič nove voščilnice, ampak včasih pa kar prija, če si lahko pripravim papirje in trakce in okraske, potem pa jih preprosto sestavim po vzorcu, ne da bi vsakič morala presojati, ali gredo barve in motiv skupaj, ali bo trakec spodaj ali zgoraj, kaj bo pisalo... In medtem v mislih že kombiniram novo voščilnico.

A WHOLE SET

Yesterday I spent quite some more time working on the cards - I changed the corners a little bit, and then I ended up with a set of ten. I usually dedicate most of my time and effort to creating unique cards, but sometimes it feels good to be able to prepare paper and ribbons and embellishments, and simply assemble them without having to judge whether the colors will match the motif, where the ribbon should be, what kind of saying will be appropriate... And in the meantime, I'm creating a new card in my mind.


mravljica

29 oktober 2007

Je bil že čas...


...da tudi jaz začnem z letošnjimi voščilnicami za december! Ker bosta ta dva meseca tako hitro naokoli. In za letos imam neko prav posebno veselje... Bom še objavljala, kar bo nastajalo.
Zdaj grem pa naredit še eno za pojutrišnjem.

IT WAS ABOUT TIME...

...that I started making this year's cards for the December holidays! Because these two months will fly by so fast. And I can feel I'll be creating with some particular delight this year ... I promise I'll post every new card I make.
And now I'm off to make one for the day after tomorrow.


mravljica

26 oktober 2007

Za moje bivše sodelavce


Te medvedke iz FIMO mase sem naredila za poslovilna darila mojim sodelavcem, s katerimi sem delala več kot deset let. Danes pa je ravno pravi dan, da jih malo pozdravim in jim zaželim prijeten naslednji teden. Napolnite si baterije, dragi moji, in lepo se imejte!

FOR MY EX-COLLEAGUES

I made these little teddy bears of FIMO polymer clay as a farewell gift for my co-workers, after I had worked with them for a little bit more than ten years. And today is just the right day to say 'hi' to them and to wish them a pleasant next week. Refill your batteries, folks, and have fun!

mravljica

24 oktober 2007

Danes pa ni voščilnica




Saj je bil že skrajni čas, da objavim še kaj drugega! In glede na to, da mi gre zaloga "objavljivih" voščilnic proti koncu, za nove pa še zbiram ideje in materiale, so zvezda današnjega dne te majhne torbice - obeski za ključe. Spletene so iz pisanih ostankov volne, dodani so najrazličnejši gumbki, perlice in okraski, in seveda obroček za ključ. Preprosto, majhno in luškano, vem pa, da sem še zeloooo daleč od takihle "frajerjev".

IT IS NOT A GREETING CARD TODAY

It was about time to post something else apart from cards, wasn't it? And considering the fact that the pile of my "postable" cards is getting smaller, and I'm still gathering ideas and material for the new ones, the star of today's post are these small handbags aka key rings. I knit them using wool leftovers, then I added all kinds of buttons, beads and embellishments, and the key ring of course. Simple, small and cute, but I know I've got a loooong way to go to make such great little guys like these.


mravljica

19 oktober 2007

Povabilo


Sicer je danes malo bolj mrzlo, ampak kdo pravi, da mora biti piknik ravno zunaj?

AN INVITATION /Take the basket, let's have a picnic/

It's a little bit colder today though, but who says one should have a picnic outdoors?

mravljica

12 oktober 2007

Morje, morje


Spet je nek tak dan, da si želim, da bi me zbudili zvoki valov, da bi šla na jutranji sprehod ob obali, da bi se z mojega balkona videlo samo modre daljave... Pa galebi, školjke, čolnički, umirjeno življenje brez mnogih turistov. Ko bom velika, bom živela na morju. Do takrat pa bom tu in tam naredila voščilnico z morskim motivom :)

THE SEA
It's one of those days again that I wish I could be woken by the sounds of the sea, that I could go for a morning walk along the shore, that the only thign to see from my balcony would be the great blue... And the seagulls, the shells, little boats, peaceful life without many tourists. When I grow up, I'll live at the seaside. Until then, I'm going to make a card with sea motives from time to time :)

mravljica

09 oktober 2007

Ti si moj sonček


Ko sem se začela malo bolj resno ukvarjati z voščilnicami, mi je kolegica rekla: "Same take neke umirjene in temne barve imaš. Naredi nekaj rumenega, oranžnega - to bo zame!"
Nekaj takega kot tale.

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
When I got more serious about making cards, a colleague of mine said to me: "All your cards are too dark, too calm for my taste. Make a yellow and orange one - that would be for me!"
Like this one.


mravljica

06 oktober 2007

Vse najboljše!


Od danes je naša družina čisto malo večja - Lan, dobrodošel med nami! Tebi, mamici in atiju želimo vse naj naj naj. Takšna čestitka, samo v modrih odtenkih, že potuje k tebi.

ALL THE BEST!
Our family got a little bigger today - Lan, welcome among us! We wish you, your Mommy and Daddy all the best! And a card like this one (in blue tones) is coming your way already.

mravljica

p.s. Pa da ne pozabim: vsi izdelovalci voščilnic, vse najboljše ob našem svetovnem dnevu! Bodite še naprej ustvarjalni in bodite srečni! / All the card makers out there, have a great World Card Making Day! Stay creative and be happy!

05 oktober 2007

Mornar ali gusar ... ali pa tudi ne


... pa čeprav samo za ta konec tedna.

SAILOR OR PIRATE ... OR NOT
I'd go around the world with you (saying on the card)
... even if it is only for this weekend.


mravljica

04 oktober 2007

Taka najstniška...


Nekje sem videla štempiljko z napisom "Vse najboljše za rojstni dan" (v angleščini), pa sem rekla: saj to bi pa znala tudi jaz. In sem si naredila celo serijo takih prijaznih stavkov. Potem jih pa kombiniram še s slikicami - glede na idejo v besedilu. Jih je še kar nekaj na zalogi, pridite še kaj pogledat.

SUCH A TEENAGERISH ONE...
I saw a rubber stamp saying "Happy Birthday" and I said, I could do that. And I made a whole series of sweet and kind sayings (this one is saying something like "You give me butterflies"). Now I can combine them with the motives and colours - according to the text. There are quite a few more where this one came from - come and check it out.

mravljica

03 oktober 2007

Srčki...


... in pastelne barve v kombinaciji z belo. Nič kričečega, nič zapletenega - takšne so moje najljubše.

HEARTS...
... in a pastel/white combination. Nothing flashy, nothing complicated - such cards are my favourite.


mravljica

02 oktober 2007

Sončnice za mojo mamo



Moja mama ima rada sončnice in zato sem ji letos za rojstni dan naredila tole voščilnico. Mami, lep dan ti želim!

SUNFLOWERS FOR MY MOM
My Mom likes sunflowers, so I made this card for her birthday this year. Mommy, have a wonderful day!

mravljica

29 september 2007

Rože, rože, rože


Današnja čestitka je pod vtisom evropskega prvenstva v floristiki, ki se dogaja v našem mestu. Ta konec tedna je pri nas vse v znamenju rož. Več o prvenstvu najdete na www.florist.si. Material za čestitko: karton in sličice Karen Marie.

FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS
Today's card is under influence of the European Competition for Florists that is taking place in our town. This weekend, everything is about flowers around here. You can find more about the competition at www.florist.si. Material for the card: cardstock and Karen Marie flowers.


mravljica

26 september 2007

Še en način...



... za porabit kakšen ostanek tapete. Motiv sem izrezala, izbrala ustrezno barvo podlage, dodala trakec in nekaj okraskov; kačji pastirji spadajo med mojih deset najljubših motivov.

YET ANOTHER WAY...
... to use some wallpaper left-overs. I cut out the motive, chose the matching background colour, and I added ribbon and some embellishments; dragonflies are among ten of my favourite motives.

mravljica

24 september 2007

Nikakor...


...nisem mogla mimo teh zajčkov, ko sem jih pred nekaj dnevi zagledala v trgovini. Preden sem plačala papir, sem imela voščilnico že pred očmi. (V živo izgleda še bolje.) In nekaj njihovih "bratcev" še čaka na vrsto.

NO WAY...
...I could pass by these cute little bunnies when I spotted them in a shop the other day. Before I paid for the paper, I knew what the card was going to look like. (It looks even better in nature.) And some of their "brothers" are still waiting for their turn.

mravljica

22 september 2007

Ti si moj medvedek



Danes je moj blogec star en teden! In sem že (skoraj) zasvojena! Tako da se bo tukaj še kaj dogajalo...

YOU ARE MY LITTLE TEDDY-BEAR
My baby-blog is one week old! And I'm already (almost) addicted! So there will be things going on here...


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Še dva tedna...


...do svetovnega dneva izdelovanja voščilnic!

Svetovni dan izdelovanja voščilnic je praznik, namenjen izdelovalcem voščilnic po celem svetu. Njegov namen je počastitev ustvarjalnosti ročno izdelanih voščilnic in povezanosti, ki jo takšne voščilnice ustvarijo med prijatelji in sorodniki.

Praznik se praznuje prvo soboto v oktobru in pomeni začetek sezone izdelovanja prazničnih voščilnic, najbolj priljubljenega dela leta za izdelovanje in pošiljanje voščilnic.

Praznik je še zelo mlad: lani je ameriška revija Paper Crafts predlagala praznovanje Nacionalnega dneva izdelovanja voščilnic, ki naj bi združil izdelovalce, da bi izmenjali ideje, izkušnje, navezali stike med seboj in dobavitelji materialov...

Prvo praznovanje je bilo 7. oktobra 2006. Namenjeno je bilo samo bralcem revije Paper Crafts, vendar je zaradi izredno pozitivnega odziva in velike priljubljenosti izdelovanja voščilnic po celem svetu praznik prerasel v Svetovni dan izdelovanja voščilnic.

Več o prazniku najdete na spletni strani http://www.worldcardmakingday.com, še kakšno stvar v slovenščini pa bom dodala tukaj v naslednjih dneh.


TWO MORE WEEKS TO WORLD CARD MAKING DAY
(all information in the Slovene post is taken from the official World Card Making Day website)


mravljica

21 september 2007

Čisto preprosta


Karton v svetli barvi, ustrezen trakec in nekaj rožic. Hitro in preprosto. Naredila sem jih nekaj v različnih pastelnih barvah.

TOTALLY SIMPLE
Some light-coloured stock, a ribbon in matching colour and some punched-out flowers. Quick and simple. I made some of these in different pastel tones.

mravljica

20 september 2007

Mala zebra


To voščilnico sem naredila za mojo malo nečakinjo za njen drugi rojstni dan. Uporabila sem sličico z darilnega papirja, trakce in nekaj nalepk.

LITTLE ZEBRA
I made this card for my little niece's second birthday. I used a motive from a wrapping paper, some ribbons and stickers.


mravljica

18 september 2007

Spomin na morje


Nekje v začetku leta sem odkrila izdelke Karen-Marie Klip (lasersko izrezani okvirčki, okraski in razni motivi - njena domača stran je sicer v danščini, ampak slike povejo dovolj)... in sem bila nekaj časa čisto obsedena z njimi. Ta voščilnica je en izmed dokazov.

THINKING OF THE SEASIDE
At the beginning of this year, I discovered Karen-Marie Klip (laser cut frames, ornaments and motives - her webpage is in Danish though, but the images say enough)...and I was quite obsessed with them for a while. Here is one of the cards.


mravljica

17 september 2007

Zaljubljeni hipeki



Ena za Valentinovo ali kar tako, da nekomu rečeš, da ga imaš rad. Sicer je kombinacija barv malo neobičajna, ampak kdo pravi, da morajo takšne voščilnice vedno biti rdeče ali roza?

HIPPOS IN LOVE
This one's for St Valentine's Day or just to say I love you. The colour combination is a little unusual though, but hey, who says such cards should always be red or pink?


mravljica

16 september 2007

Najprej ena za rojstni dan


Moje voščilnice so vse izdelane ročno. O materialih in pripomočkih bom še sproti kaj povedala, za začetek samo to, da obožujem rožice in srčke in lepe misli.

ONE BIRTHDAY CARD FOR A GOOD START
All my cards are hand made. I'll be writing about materials and supplies along the way, and just to start with, I adore flowers and hearts and friendly sayings.

mravljica

15 september 2007

Za začetek

Že nekaj časa obiskujem bloge kreativnih punc, pa sem rekla, bom pa še jaz kaj objavila. Da malo pokažem, kaj počnem.

Me bo veselilo, če se še kdaj oglasiš na tej strani.

mravljica

STARTING TO BLOG
I've been visiting some creative girls' blogs for quite a while now, and I thought, why not posting some of the stuff myself? To show (off) a little bit what I do.

I'll be glad if you stop by from time to time.

mravljica (little ant)