Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas


Today I would like to wish all my blog followers, my IG and FB followers and friends and to all my customers MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have a fun and relaxed Christmas Eve and happy Christmas day!

I made a Christmas card for you all featuring Kisses (digital stamp) from C.C. Designs. You can still get this image at CCD store here.

... and yes! That is definitely me and my cats!

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 19 December 2021

Otters ☆ C.C. Designs

Tamara here with you with my latest C. C. Designs card. I'm officially done with Christmas cards for this year so it was a real fun making this card. I used Otters clear stamp set from the latest release and made a Spring/Valentine themed slimline card.

There are 4 images in this set and I used 3 on my card, together with a sentiment "You're otter-ly awesome". This card can be used for different occasions like Birthdays, Valentine'd Day or just to tell someone how awesome he/she is.

Word "Hi" was cut with a die from Film Strip die set. I added small clouds from the same set and a few hearts from Heart banner (old CCD die).

Sentiment was cut out using Banners accessories dies and images were cut out with Otters outline dies.

Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

I Am Roses "Gnome for the Holidays" Blog Hop

WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Gnome for the Holidays" Blog Hop!

Season's Greetings from all of us at I AM ROSES! There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a festive blog hop for you. We'd like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your support this year. There will be TWO Prizes up for grabs!
(2) $50 Voucher


Sit down and relax with a warm hot cocoa or your holiday drink of your choice.

 Here's my Christmas card made for the blog hop. I used two new Magnolia images and added lots of pretty pretty I am roses flowers.

I am roses flowers used on my card:
Red Mini Lily Crafts Paper Flowers
White Small Lily Paper Flowers

 Size 3/4" or 2cm Large Achillea Cottage - WHITE 

Size 5/8" or 1.5 cm - Small Achillea Cottage - WHITE

Size 5/8" or 1.5 cm - Small Achillea Cottage - SOLID Red  

 Small 1" Fussy Daisy Solid Red Flowers (A)

Size 5/8" or 1.5 cm White Open Roses  

Arabian Jasmine (3/4" or 2cm) White Flowers 

White Semi Open Rose Buds


Here’s how to play:

 Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual IAR Blog Hop Post

  • There are 2 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs spread throughout our  Designers’ blogs!

  • Be sure to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog

  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning a Prize Voucher.

  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on December 21st (This blog hop has a duration of one week)

  • We will be randomly selecting 2 winners from the comments made on our Designers' blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Let's get this hop started!
Mitsyana W 
Roselany Caroline
Rosemary Bridges
Tamara Potocnik (you are here now!)
Enjoy the hop! Please come back here and comment that you finished!


(*November Challenge Winners will be posted tomorrow on the 16th)

Monday, 13 December 2021

24 Days of tutorials - DAY 13 ❤ la-la land crafts

Hello everyone! Welcome to 24 Days of tutorials - DAY 13!

Tamara here with you today to share a tutorial with you!

Today's tutorial is:  Christmas gift tags/ornaments

I designed these Christmas tags which can also be used as ornaments once you remove them from the gift.

Hippos: black soot, hickory smoke
pink hat, banner: victorian velvet
deer headband: ground espresso
star: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade

~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 

Cut 2 dome frame like on the pictures. First use the biggest dome die from the Scalloped dome die set and the middle one from the Double stitched dome set. Place it on the white cardstock like on the picture. Run it through your die cutting machine. You get a small white frame.

Use the biggest two dies from the Double stitched dome die set and place them on the chosen design paper like on the picture. Run it through your die cutting machine. You get a second small frame.

I cut out three sets.

Take one small cellophane bag or an acetate pocket.

Glue it to the smaller white frame. Leave an opening on the top.

Take an alcohol marker and draw a line where the pocket needs to be cut. Cut on the line.

Add white glitter to the pocket.

Carefully glue the pocket to the frame.

Glue the smaller frame with glitter to the bigger frame.

Stamp your images, colour them up and then fussy cut them. Choose sentiments you want to use on your tags.

Die cut some snowflakes.

Add your image and sentiment to the dome shaker frames. Make holes on the top, add eyelets and some twine.

That's it!!!

We hope that you are inspired to try out your own creation with the amazing stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts!
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Sunday, 12 December 2021

Seals ☆ C.C. Designs

Tamara here with you today. I made a card using one of the new sets called Seals. It comes in clear rubber and there are 4 images and 4 sentiments in this set. You can also get matching outline dies which I used on my card.

I stamped the images with Archival Ink - Jet black and then coloured them up with Distress ink pads. All three images were then cut out using outline dies.

To make the card I made the background "water" usind Salty Ocean distress oxide ink and added snowflakes.

I bet these are the cutest seals you've ever seen? Right!?
That's all from me today!
Hugs, t.

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Design a globe ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you. For my last Stamping Bella post of 2021 I made a Christmas card to wish you all magical Holidays. For this card I used images from Design a globe rubber stamp set. There are 4 images in the set (snow globe base and 3 images for the inside), I only used the "inside" of the globe images on my card.
I stamped each image seperately with Archival Ink - Jet Black on 300g HP Fabriano watercolour paper  and then coloured it up with Distress Ink pads.

Distress Ink pads colours used on this card:
snow: hickory smoke, black soot
blacks: black soot, hickory smoke
greens: peeled paint
reds: barn door, fired brick
deer: vintage photo, tea dye

I used glitter glue on the snowflakes and then some white crackle paint on the edges of the card. I really like to do that, just to make my card looks more soft and wintery.

Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Mrs. Claus ❀ I am roses

Tamara here with you with my new card. I used Mrs. Claus from Magnolia and made a Christmas card. I went with traditional white-red-green colours this time.

There's still an active challenge over at I am roses challenge blog, the theme is Anything goes. All you need to do is create something, use at least 2 IAR products on it and link it to iar challenge blog. Easy, right!? Did I tell you about the prizes? No? Well, they are AWESOME!!!!. You can get vouchers, not only the winner, but also top 3!!! wohooooo ....   

I added some white crackle paint over the flowers to make them more wintery.

 Hugs, t.