Saturday, 23 September 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
Another week flew by and we have a new challenge for you at Less Is More! It's time for a sketch challenge and here's the sketch:

I rotated the sketch vertically and used stamps by Simon Says Stamp + Waffle Flower Stamps (the small cup with the bunny). I've done some simple masking + used Copics to color in my images. As almost always I couldn't leave my favorite white gel pen out and have added a lot of white details. :) A couple of Nuvo drew drops finish off the card. 

I hope you'll now head on over to our challenge blog for lots and lots of DT inspiration! In the month of September we are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers. Play along for a chance to win a voucher to their store! 

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a nice and easy word prompt for you at Inkspirational Challenges:

Our talented guest designer Shawna and regular DT members have lots of fun inspiration for you, don't miss any of it but visit the challenge blog using the link above! 

In my quick and simple card I've used a sentiment stamp by STAMPlorations, background stamps by Uniko and flower by PTI. Coloring with Copics, white gel pen and wink of stella. Easy peasy!

I had to take my photo in unnatural light and it makes the white "overly" white... The background stripes are a lot more visible IRL for example. My camera settings should be ok and the light bulb I'm using is the kind they recommend for taking photos like this -if anyone has any tips for this, I'd love to hear them! Maybe I should just have the light more far away?!? Or it's coming too much from above maybe?

Edit. a couple of hours later... I now took a new photo outside in natural light... No sun in Finland... Now my card base looks blue! Oh man! :) This is hopeless!

My card was inspired by the sketch at CASE this sketch and colors at CAS colours and sketches. I'm also entering: Simon Says Monday: Shimmer and Shine + Simon Says Wednesday: Pop it Up (my flower is popped up!). 

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

TIME OUT Challenge Reminder!

HI friends!

I'm here to remind you of our current TIME OUT Challenges, where we are inspired by words:

Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Our sponsors for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers and the winner of this challenge will get a $15 gift voucher.

I was obviously inspired by the word "birds"!

I stamped this card already in June when visiting my friend Marina from My Perfect Life in England. I loved these Penny Black birds Marina has, they are super cute! I did my coloring with Copics and aded Stickles for shine. A couple of enamel dots finish off this bright and happy card!

Now I hope you'll head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration! We are thrilled to have Carol joining us as guest designer... If you don't know her blog (impossible, I think!), click HERE. After admiring the work of Carol and our regular DR members, it's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft! 

I'd like to enter: Shimmer and Shine (zoom to the birds and you'll see the Stickles!) 
AAA Cards: Autumn colors (I know this is a Christmas card but red and yellow say autumn to me! Do you agree?) :) 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Guest Designing at Paper Smooches!

Hi guys!
I'm here with a quick post featuring my third guest designer post for Paper Smooches. I've used the most adorable monster die from their laters release along with other dies and sentiment stamp... Click HERE for more details in Paper Smooches blog! 

I've used some basic distress ink sponging and splotching techniques in my card. I couldn't resist adding googly eyes to my monster too. :) The black frame is also sponged with DI and I've added glitter to it with Wink of Stella. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
It's time for the weekly Less Is More challenge and this Saturday we have one of our theme challenges for you! The theme is "Take Flight". Our design team has wonderful samples for you HERE, don't miss any of them!

My first card is an all-white card created with a STAMplorations die cut butterfly, starry-galaxy type of Echo Park background stamp and Altenew sentiment. I heat embossed the background and the sentiment. This is actually my card nr 2, my first attempt is the second card of this post... It ended up to be on the edge of not-CAS so it didn't find his way to our challenge blog. :) I do like this all-white card but what a pain it was to photograph, goosh! I added a detail photo for you to have a closer look. 

close up:

With this all white card I'd like to join:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean and simple 
ModSquad Challenge: Heat embossing
Simon Says Monday Challenge: It's written in the stars

Below is the second card... It was nicely CAS before I ended up die cutting the wonky edges to the card base and making inlaid die cutting with the pieces -it looks ok in the photo but IRL it's pretty layered and "full". Love this backgorund stamp though, I have many ideas for it! 

Click the photo larger for closer look of the details
Before going I'd like to remind that in the month of September we are glad to be sponsored by Happy Little Stampers. Play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Guest Designing at Paper Smooches!

Hi friends!
It's time for my second GD card for Paper Smooches -I'm their guest designer for the month of September and am so enjoying playing with the goodies I received! Click HERE for the post in the Papersmooches blog so you can read more about the products I used and have a look at more DT inspiration! 

I made a quick little fall card by stamping small leaves for the background. I then cut it to a curved shape using one of the new dies. My coloring is made with Copics and as always, I needed to add white gel pen everywhere... I'm addicted to it! :) 

I'd like to join: 

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More

We'd like to see one layer cards with coloring!

If you are a regular visitor you know I really much like to color in... But lately life has been super hectic and I haven't been giving much attention to my markers. I do miss them so it was fun to create this quick little one layer! Click HERE for fabulous inspiration by my teamies! In the month of September we are happy to be sponsored by Happy Little Stampers

I needed a birthday card for a 3 year old boy and thought this dog stamp that I borrowed from my friend Milla would be fun for him.... This dog has such a fun, grumpy smile! The white dots I added to his face unfortunately make him look he is a little bit ill but oh well... I do tend get crazy with a white gel pen and once I started adding the dots, I couldn't stop! :) I "grounded" him on a stamped PTI background with help of simple masking. Some enamel dots and teeny tiny rhinestones for his collar finished of the card. 

I'd like to enter:

CAS on Friday: Use markers/pencils
thanks Sarah and Izzy for the tip, I had missed this one!