Monkey, monkey, monkey

Hello everybody,

I wanted to show you today this stuffed toy that I made about a month ago.

Monkey standing

I like this little guy. I made it using a pattern by Lilleliis . She is so talented.

Monkey Sitting

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some love. Always appreciate it. :)

Hugs to all,

Elena

Привет!

Хочу показать вам вот такого вот прикольного парнишку. В общем – это обезьянка. Любит прыгать, бегать, смеяться и обожает бананы.

Игрушка сделана по схеме от Lilleliis .

Спасибо, что не забываете. Ваши комментарии очень ценю, и мне их очень приятно читать.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

Category: Crochet  4 Comments

Sharing with you NND proejcts

Hello and Happy Monday everybody!

Today I would like to share with you three cards that I made for Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

Let me tell you, I really-really liked to work with NND stamps. Great quality, awesome designs and wonderful atmosphere in the DT. Thank you Jennifer. :)

Mom + Child

First Card

This first card is pretty simple in design. Even though I used three stamp sets to create it: Love Grows, Versatile Vases, and Wild Child sets. I love how it turned out.

You are a rare find

Second Card

Second card can be great for both Mother’s Day or Fathers Day. I created a little scene using patterned paper and cute bears from Wild Child stamp set.

You are the best

Third Card

Last card… Soft colors, not too many papers, several embellishments and sweet owl from Sweetheart Tails.

You may also stop at NND blog and see these cards as well too.

I hope I inspired you today. All the stamps are available at the Newton’s Nook Designs store. PLUS - Jennifer offering a shipping special  - Just spend $20 or more & receive free shipping to US ($3 off orders to Canada/International)! Use code TULIP20 Offer good until Monday, April 21st at midnight (CST)!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments.

Wishing all warm and sunny days,

Elena

Lots of Sewing

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Do you have any plans for Easter? I probably will color eggs tomorrow. We already bought an Easter Bread in Russian store. No baking for me. Well, I am not a good baker anyway.

I have been experimenting with fabrics and sewing machine lately. I made couple of pouches, oven mitts and some Japanese soft dolls (pattern from the magazine, design Melly and Me).

If any of you interested to make a pouch like this, just write me an e-mail and we can work together. :) I will be happy to do something for you.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving me some love!

Hugs,

Elena

Japaneese Dolls Style Craft 2

Kitchen Theme Pouch

Oven Mitts

Всем привет!

Какие у вас планы на воскресный праздник Пасху? Я думаю, что яички покрашу завтра утром, а кулич мы купили в русском магазине. С меня стряпуха еще та. :)

В последнее время вдарилась в шитье. Косметички, прихватки, в общем всякие безполезные полезности. :)

Спасибо дорогие мои, что заходите в гости. Всегда вам рада!

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

 

Category: Bags, Quilting, Sewing  3 Comments

Bunny from Mama Elephant

Hello Everybody!

Yesterday this sweet Bunny from Mama Elephant asked me if I can make a card with him. Not only he wanted to be a spotlighted, but also wanted to participate in ME Challenge. It is an inspiration challenge. We picked the colors, simple layout, added twine and pearls. Bunny was happy! I already sent this card to my husband’s co-worker. He told me that she liked it. :)

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Hoppy Easter for Michele

Before I finish writing for today, wanted to let you know that all the stamps from the April previews at Newton’s Nook Designs are now in store. Hoppy shopping everyone! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments,

Elena

Привет всем!

Вчера вот этот вот симпатичный зайчонок попросил меня сделать открытку. Уж очень ему захотелось себя показать, да и поучавствовать в конкурсе на блоге Mama Elephant тоже оказалось хорошей идеей. Задание такое – придумать открытку полагаясь на картинку-вдохновение.

Мы выбрали бумагу, решили опять не замудряться со скетчем для открытки, добавили всяких разных украшений в виде полу-жемчужинок и двухцветного шнурочка. Вуаля!! Открытка готова. :) Заяц остался доволен. Открытку мы сделали для коллеги моего мужа. Подарочек подарен (я еще косметичку сшила в дополнение), кажется понравилось. :)

Вот как-то так… Спасибо дорогие мои, что приходите в гости.

Обнимаю вас,

Лена

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everybody!

It is a final day of the release at Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

We think you all will love this cute stamp set. Wild Child is the name of it. I absolutely love all the cutest animals here.

Welcome Baby - Day 3

Welcome Baby – Day 3

I chose to create a card for baby because of these Mama and Baby Giraffe. I simply stamped the image and added stamped grass border. The design of the stamp is so neat and detailed, Jennifer is an amazing artist.

Would you like to win Wild Child? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma (me) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for joining us today for the last day of showcasing awesome release from Newton’s Nook Designs. It was fun, don’t you think?

Hugs to all,

Elena

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone!

It is Day 2 at Newton’s Nook Design Release for month of April. We are introducing to you a beautiful set Versatile Vases.

With this stamp set you can create any flower bouquet you would like. Flower pots, vases - everything is ready for your imagination.

Friendship card - Day 2

Friendship card – Day 2

As you can see I went with cute flower pot and some pretty flowers. This stamp set is so versatile as you may create a card for any occasion. I chose friendship theme. :)

Would you like to win Versatile Vases? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Danielle Pandeline

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma  (you’re here) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for visiting our blogs today. I hope you enjoyed all the projects.

Tomorrow is going to be another fun day at NND. Something very cute is coming!

Hugs to all,

Elena

 

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Good Morning my Friends!

This week is the release week at Newton’s Nook Designs for the month of April.

And today we are presenting to you a beautiful stamp set Love Grows.

I like how Jennifer named this set. It speaks for itself. More love you spread around, more love you see around. And you can relate it to the flowers and to us people too. What is one of the best ways to show that you appreciate someone special in your life? Send a card, show your love. :)

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I created a Happy Mother’s Day card. I thought – why not to paper piece these pretty roses. A little bit of dimension, twine, some embossing and card was ready!

Would you like to win Love Grows? This set will be given away to Two lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th.

We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too!

Check out all these awesome Design Team & Guest Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Taheerah Atchia

Christine Drogt

Samantha Mann

Larissa Heskett

Crafty Math-Chick

Valerie Ward

Tessa Wise

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer

Elena Joldersma (me) - Guest Designer

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining us for the release day. Please, come to visit me tomorrow, as we are going to have another exciting day with NND team. :)

Hugs to all,

Elena

Kitties Everywhere

Hello Everybody!

It is so nice outside by the place where I live. Finally, no rain; the sun is out. :)

And I finally, took a picture of the pouch I made. I saw this cute fabric at Jo-Ann… Well, one yard of this fun print came with me home. Since I needed a small pouch, I decided to make it.

Kitty Bag Side

What do you think? Do you like it? I haven’t been sewing for so long….

Kitty Bag

Before I leave for today’s post I wanted to share with you that Newton’s Nook Designs will start their previews of the new release next week. Can’t wait to share with all of you some cards I created with the awesome stamps from Jennifer.

Hugs to all,

Elena

Привет дорогие мои!

Наконец-то у нас солнышко, а то все дожди, дожди.

И наконец-то у меня дошли руки до фотоаппарата. Сшила себе косметичку (вернее две, но вот вторую никак не получается удачно запечатлать на камеру).

Однажды я посетила магазин тканей и увидела там такую забавную тканюшку с котятками. Что вы думаете? Конечно же, ушла с отрезом этой самой ткани с котятками.

Давно не бралась я за швейную машину, потому и решила побаловать себя чем-то новеньким. А косметичка мне нужна была. Не то что бы у меня было много косметики (тушь, помада, пудра, карандаш). Но все-равно прятно себя иногда порадовать.

Вам нравится? Честно, сказать я уже давно ничего серьезного не шила.

Скоро начну показывать у себя на блоге новые штампики от компании Newton’s Nook Designs.

Пожалуй, все на сегодня.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена

 

 

Category: Sewing  7 Comments

Did you hear this yet?

Hello Everybody!

Did you hear some exciting news yet?

I have some for you. :)

Just, please, stop at Newton’s Nook Designs blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments!

xoxo,

Elena

Category: Card Making  8 Comments

Panda for a Friend

Hello to my amazing and most supportive friends!

I appreciate all your comments and your understanding. I am sorry that I had that emotional moment. Well, it is all better now. :)

Thank you so much for being next to me and I am so glad that there are so many wonderful people in this world.

I was working on one project lately (crochet toy). I will show it later this week. Today I have a card with cute-cute panda from Mama Elephant company. Did you see their images? They are so cool! My friend Anna shared with me some of their stamps. Thank you, Anna! :)

I sent this card to one of my friends in WI for her birthday.

Layout for the card is the Deconstructed Sketch. I like Jen’s sketches! They are awesome.

As you can see there is a mixture of papers on this card, but it still looks pretty simple.

It was so good to play with my stamps and papers. :)

Thank you, thank you for stopping by and leaving your wonderful words!

Hugs to all of you,

Elena

Panda Friend

 

Привет дорогие мои! Спасибо вам большие за ваши слова и поддержку! Вы – лучшие!

Простите меня за мою очередную слабость. В общем сейчас стараюсь не брать ничего такого в голову. :)

Спасибо, что вы всегда со мной. Я так рада, что в нашем мире больше добрых людей.

Я тут недавно завершила работу над очередной вязаной игрушкой. На этой неделе покажу вам.

А пока просто открытка. Мне так нравится эта пандочка от компании Mama Elephant. Несколько распечаток таких шатмпиков мне подарила моя подруга Аня. Спасибочки! :)

Скетч для открытки нашла на блоге Deconstructing Jen. Обожаю этот блог, просто палочка-выручалочка.

Как вы заметили, здесь я использовала разные бумажки, но открытка получилась все-таки довольно простая. К чему я и стремилась.

Соскучилась я по своим бумажечкам и штампикам. По этому время прошло хорошо в компании этой пандочки! ;)

Спасибо, что забежали сегодня в гости. Вашим комментариям всегда рада.

Обнимаю всех,

Лена