85 posts categorized "Ilona Zbieg"

05/19/2017

Fri 19

Blog Blitz - Floral Dancer Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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 Hello and welcome to the fun Poppystamps Blog Blitz. The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017.

The new collection full of fairies is magical. My daughter loves the new fairy die. 

Today I am sharing a card I created with the brand new Floral Dancer Collage. I attached glitter wings to the back of the dancer..

I colored a white  paper with Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design, . This is the background of my fairy.

Because the card will be presented as a gift to a teenager, my daughter's friend, I added a lot of pink color and glitter additive.

Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this Floral Dancer Collage.

 

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

The blog blitz runs from May 10- May 21, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST May 22 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on May 24.

Good Luck!  

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05/01/2017

Mon 01

PSC#32 - Flower Power

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wiWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Gift It" is Cat Arenzana with this magical lumiere! 


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Gail Tasker

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!
0517 copyPSC#32 Flower Power!  April showers really do bring May flowers!    Have you noticed?  Spring is in the air and there's flower's EVERYWHERE!    This month we're looking for projects that incorporate FLOWERS in their designs!  You can add flowers with pattern paper, stamping, or a die!   Just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (die or stamp) on your project!

Need a little inspiration?  Here's some amazing projects from our design team!  Want a closer look?  Just click on their name to jump to their blog! 

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favories from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on May 29 to link up your design here!   Good luck and thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

 

04/13/2017

Thu 13

HAPPY EASTER card
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone.

Today I have for you very easy and simple project. 

I love kraft and eco paper. Each design with kraft paper is elegant. You do not need many add-ons and colors to get a niceeffect.

In my projects I often use kraft paper with white additives. Many of my wedding cards have such a style. This time I decided to make an Easter card in a similar way.

As you can see - under the  Squiggle Egg dies, I glued hand-cut egg shape, made of white paper. Corners of the card are decorated with white paper cutouts (Burnished Corner).

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Thank you for stooping by today.

 

Happy Easter !!

 

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04/07/2017

Fri 07

Three Easter cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Today we have three Easter cards which main motive are animals.

First one with two lovely sheeps is made with Ring a Ding corner die. Not typical arrangement but I think it looks good.

Another one with two rabbits made of Serene Rabbit die - this is one I kept simple with a grass-like motive at the bottom made by Tailored Stitches.

Last one which I like a most is the one with those sweet chicks. Hope you enjoy that!

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Thanks for visiting with me today :)

 

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03/16/2017

Thu 16

Spring Blog Blitz - Atessa Collage
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hello Everyone!

We are having the last two days of our Blog Blitz. You can leave a comments till March 21.

Today I'm sharing the new Atessa Collage die. 

I made a fresh and spring card.  I painted white watercolor paper  in various shades of yellow and orange. I used my Peerless Watercolors from Birch Press Design. Then I used the Atessa Collage and cut out the background.

Under the yellow paper I glued kraft paper.  Each butterfly is the same size but in two colors: glitter gold and green. At the end I added a few gold sequins and splash sheet with black paint.

We've got some new dies to share and that means we're having a Blog Blitz!

During the the blitz we will be showing you projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win on every single post!

 

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Don't forget to leave comments as you have a chance to win this  Atessa Collage die.  

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The blog blitz runs from March 6- March 17, 2017. We'll be giving away a prize on every post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST March 21 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on March 25.

Thank you so much for joining us today!

Good Luck!

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03/03/2017

Fri 03

Embossing background- step by step
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Everyone!

Today I want to show you how to create in a simple and fast way an elegant background.

We need:

  • Memory Box stencils
  • die cutting machine, e.g. Big Shot
  • embossing mat

What we need to do, step by step:

  1. We cut paper the same size as our stencil.
  2. We make layers: mat, paper, stencil.
  3. We put everything  into the machine. We turn everything and pull out and now we have a beautiful background.
  4. We make a project using our new background. Recently I did delicate Easter card.

As you can see, even without embossing folders, we can do embossing background.

 

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Thank you so much for joining us today!

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02/13/2017

Mon 13

A set of Valentine's Day cards
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi all.

Today I want to show you a set of cards about love. 

To create this card, I used a big set of dies and stamps from new  Poppystamps release.

As you can see, this time I didn't use watercolor paints. Only plain paper, Memory Box stencils and dies.

All the cards that I've done I donated to charity. 

I wish you all a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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02/03/2017

Fri 03

Love You ALWAYS
by Ilona Zbieg

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Welcome Poppystamps fans.

Valentine's Day soon.  Today I want to show you a pastel card.

Delfina layer set dies from Birch Press Design makes simple card charm and elegant.

Blue heart it is Memory Box die. The main motives of the cards are two deer in love. I glued two colors of tiny hearts around them .

The turquoise inscription comes from the latest collection of  Valentine's Day stamps from Poppystamps.

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

 

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02/01/2017

Wed 01

PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter

 

Challenge Badge copyWelcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge  with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge "Silent Snowflakes" is Kathy Krug!  What a beautiful scene she created for the challenge!


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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator)  for the  monthly prize is Jacquie!

Please contact me (jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play?

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any on line gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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PSC#29 Hearts Aflutter - Love is in the air!  Whether you're making a card for your Valentine, a wedding or anniversary project, we're looking for projects that include a heart!  You can add hearts with stamps, pattern paper, or maybe a die cut (OUR FAVORITE!!)   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your design! 

Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out these wonderful projects from our design team!  To get more details just click on their name to jump to their blogs.

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Now it's your turn!  But first a little prize for one lucky winner (chosen at random)....  

 

 You have until  11:55 pm US EST  on Sunday February 26 to link up your designs.  The next challenge will begin, and the  winner will be announced on March 1, 2017.  We can't wait to see your designs! 

 

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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Flickering Butterfly
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi All :)

I know that you are all looking forward for the results of our Blog Blitz. Come back here tomorrow when we will announce winners names.

Today I would like to show  you to my latest inspiration in January.

I made an eco style card. The focal point is a butterfly Flickering Butterfly Collage, which I cut in kraft paper. I painted white paper watercolor in various shades of turquoise color.

This paper is glued between two layers of eco paper. This is the background of my butterfly.

White paper embellished with ornaments - Finial Flourish craft die. 

At the end I added a few sequins and splash sheet of white and turquoise paint.

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Thank you for stopping by, have a good Friday :) 

 

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