Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Weddings, birthdays and christenings

What I learn from this experience of writing a blog, is that you have to really try and write something ever so often, cause you know... those two readers will lose interest pretty soon if you don't write something once in a while.

I have excuses, I really do...I was super busy with work, making cards for friends and family, taking care of Stella, enjoying unsually warm autumn here in Zagreb and somehow I just didn't know what to write that will sound smart enough and still don't know :)

We spent afternoons outside till dark and I have made several great cards and also got several beautiful happy mails from different people and somehow that made my life more rosy, inspite of all the tragic things happening to world right now...My role model replied to my mail, even took time to send thank you card with wonderful gift and what an amateur like me would want more than have her personal hero send gifts :)

I got to meet new lovely girls in this crafting world and I am privileged to call them my friends now....Love to meet them in person!

I will try to write more often and try to enter more challenges but for now I just wanted to share several cards I made during my blog absence.....12072604_409762682555809_6658247607191685057_n 12065555_410386369160107_6079046166109416313_n 12249617_415276405337770_3080650919865610916_n 12219596_413370968861647_1827913237400165519_n


I am especially proud of the last two cause they are made for my best friend's son Christening Day and the last one with bears is made for my parents for their Birthdays (which are accidentally on the same day)!

Love to hear your thoughts, guys...Am I improving? Do let me know! Christmas is coming and I need to make Christmas cards so every yes or no is ever so welcome :)

Till next time,

Love, Majtolina :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Is it too early for holidays?

Well, if you are wondering we are still having rainy days and when I mean rainy...I mean pouring like 24/7. The weather forecast is pretty glum, but now I have more time for my little hobby when we go home directly after the work and kindergarden.. :) So there is something good about rain :)

I see many cards already made for Christmas holidays and I kinda like it, although it can be rather crazy when you are ordering Christmas things in the middle of August like I used to do at my previous work. Now I don't have many clients with Christmas things (I work in the import department of a retail company), but my colleagues go through the same thing right now....Christmas balls and tinsels in August, bring it on, we will pretend to be in Australia :) but neverthless I like Christmas cards sooo much, so when I recently won the Instagram giveaway by my lovely crafty friend Jocelyn Baltazar (@creationsbyjoce)  I jumped with joy because it was Christmas set by Lawn  Fawn ( guess what, yesterday I came home to this:


She is so kind, she made a card and sent beautiful sequins, and she is like all my crafty friends and that is why I love this little crafty world...You find friends in the most unusual places of our Earth ;)

And that is how this evening while browsing cartoons online to watch with Stellina, I came out with the idea of a card which was easy to make...I embossed sentiment Happy Holidays in white several times and one time in sparkly black and stamped and colored little penguin and his hat, put some baker's twine in red and white, placed it on red coloured card and guess what...One Christmas card done... I feel proud of it and love it, although the photos are terrible...I will work that somehow eventually....


I was pretty much inspired by this poster:


I am applying my card for the following challenges:

lawnscaping challenge

Hope you like my little penguin and now...back to Autumn and falling leaves :)


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Rainy Sunday afternoon

It is raining here in Zagreb all day and I tried to keep Stella and myself occupied while we are at home...she likes drawing, watercoloring and making cards with Mama and she says she will have her own graphit markers when she grows watch out for new crafter on the block...Anyway, I tried watercoloring with distress inks (again) and I took the wrong kind of paper for this, but practice makes perfect and I will get there eventually :) Here is the result of stamping and watercoloring afternoon:

 The stamp is by company called Stampendous, it is really high quality rubber stamp, the sentiment sweet is from Ali Edwards Kids are cool set...and sticker party time is SRM sticker. I browsed for anything goes challenges but since the computer and mobile phone are often taken in our home, my search was short and not sweet,  I am applying this imperfect card on two challenges:
thanks for reading my amateur blog,  I hope you are staying warm and dry somewhere, hugs from Majtolina xx

Pink black and white and everything else...

Hello, my dear readers!

I am so happy to say that getting  comments on my blog was really, really encouraging and in overall completely great! I am so happy my fish card was noticed and yesterday my friend Tina informed me that I actually won something which was completely crazy surreal!! My third challenge application and the prize!! Here is the link of my happy news: and Brenda is one kind lady who I hope will visit Croatia again and see more of my country's beauties...Cannot wait to choose my prize:)

And now on to some new challenges...I am always looking at room decorations and combining pink, black and white is looking so good to me that some of these interior ideas (thank You, Pinterest!!!) inspired me to apply for: and this is what I am talking about:

Challenge 29[4]


Basically it was quickly done, I just stamp masked little elephant, colored them with graphit markers and stamped sentiment friend from , then just used my colored card papers that I have and the frame is actually a sticker for photo phrames from local supermarket and I know my die cutting board needs sharpening, but for these things, I will use my husband's skill and hope this little errors don't undermine my card...

I am also applying for:

This week was really great for me cause I got a special happy mail from a dear friend of mine...She lives in Sweden but is actually born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina and her name is Kristina. We met online ( I was happy to see name and surname from this area among blog comments) and have to say that girl is really something...Crazy talented, hard working and the best of all, one of the kindest ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting...In the crazy world of crafting I am happy to say I hit the jackpot with several ladies and she is definately one of them... She sent me so many die cuts, stamps on paper and embellishments and last night I finished sorting them all...that is how many there were...Please check her blog look who else was happy to open her mail....My little girl and lover of cardmaking Stella was beyond happy to tear the package apart:


So thanks, Kristina for doing this...You know we love you to the Moon and back :)

With her little help, I will be doing new cards soon and I am going to learn more and more and enjoy myself while doing this..
Thanks for reading, your comments, critics, compliments are all welcome :)

Your Majtolina

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fish are happy...Life is good!

Hi, reader(s)!

Happy World Card Making Day which was actually vesterday but nevertheless.... Hope you crafters celebrated in style and craft! I hope you are doing fine. I have been pretty down lately due to a nasty cold and have spent my Saturday in the house reading (a huge fan of chick lit) and then I tried making something....Just for me...These cute fish are sent to me by lovely Jessica  in one big happy mail (I have to write a special post on people who inspire me) and I decided to try them. Since fish live in mostly blue environment the base is blue and the corrugated cardboard is sprayed with glitter because it reminds me of  the Sun and the sea sparkling and summer which is already gone and I miss it a lot....

I colored with my Graphit markers and then embossed sentiments Yes and Life is good from ALi Edwards Kids are cool clear stamp set ( with black glitter powder and used Distress Ink Dusty Concord to stamp little stars from the above mentioned set cause they remind me of star fish :). I only have two Distress Inks but I loove them and need to learn to watercolor with them and to start those shading thing that my friend Tina knows very well :)

Anyway, here is my card:



The challenges are:

Hope you have a good Sunday,

xoxo Majtolina

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The privilege of being a friend...Avery Elle challenge

Hi, everybody!

I am trying my luck in yet another steps but for now good enough for me...Tina, I promise to do more challenges :) I will, my friend you are an inspiration....

The card I have created is simply called The Privilege of Being a Friend, it is written on the card and is dedicated to several ladies I met in this little crafty world. I am lucky to know them virtually and to exchange experiences with them, to be advised by them and to be happy for them when they win a lot of challenges...

So let's start, the challenge I am trying today is for Avery Elle #28 Non-White Card base and DT made several great examples which made me want to try my luck :)

Challenge 28_thumb[2] (1)

I used:

  • Avery Elle Ellie clear stamp which I received as a gift from a lovely lady Stephanie, you can check the stamp on

  • Base for the card is a color card bought in our local supermarket (coloured A4 80g paper in several sheet packs for a great price)

  • Stamperia Full Colors scrapbooking 15cmx15cm 170g Acid Free

  • Wink of Stella for star and heart ballons

  • Graph'it markers for coloring Little Ellie elephant (basic colors set)

I hope Avery Elle DT likes it, there are great cards over there on, check them out  and I hope you guys like my entry, this is it the grand opening... I will be posting this card with a special holder person on my instagram @majtolina274 it is my little girl Stella,  so find me there and let me know how you like me, the card, her...I really love meeting new people :)



Thanks for reading and CARD you soon :), your Majtolina

Saturday, 12 September 2015

My very first challenge post and it is about owls!

Well there comes a time in every crafter's life to publish something on some professional blog...and to play a challenge....I have always admired other crafty friends' publishments and my good friend Kristina (whose blog I have to present in special way, cause she is one of the amazing crafty friends I have)  wins these things all the time.

This is my first challenge and I don't expect to win, I saw the entries and boy oh boy the girls are amazing....But I wish to break the ice and to try, so my first try is free digi stamp from Paper Smooches, they have great stamps and hopefully will get money to buy something from them very, very soon....and they have wonderful challenges on , so come join the fun with me....


Anything Goes PSS FINAL

This is my card for this challenge, I used my coloured cards bought in a local shopping centre, my Graph'it markers to color the owls and orange ribbon and sequins also bought from our local craft store...Was inspired by the weather we have had so far...A bit of chill in the morning, a true sign of Fall approaching...

Hope you like it and hope to see at least one comment :) Have a great evening, your MajaIMG_7003

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Hello world!

This is my very first post. I am a bit terrified to start writing a blog and showing my amateur cards,  but am also encouraged by my dear friend and my husband to do this, so I will. This is the place where I will share my big passion, card making and also bits and pieces of this ordinary, yet amazing thing called life... Currently placed on Earth in a town called Zagreb, country Croatia! Come and support me in my little hobby!!!

Happy reading, guys!!!