Saturday, 15 June 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here to share my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational! It's a nice and easy word prompt:

Very appropriate for summer!

My good friend Milla continues as our June guest designer. Don't miss her card or any inspiration from the DT, click HERE

For my card I colored in some cute strawberries by Clearly Besotted with Copics. I die cut a sort of story book die shape with a Pretty Pink Posh die to "mount" the image to the card base. The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted as well. A very simple card -I did try to add more elements to this but could not make them work! :) 

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you joining Inkspirational! 

I'd like to join:

Stamping Sensations June : Show Your True Colors (my 2nd entry)

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out where we have a theme challenge for you:

As always our Theme challenge has an optional twist of making a one layer card. If you do you are entering a random draw to win a prize from our sponsor Uniko! All the challenge and prize details + more inspiration from our fabulous design team in our challenge blog HERE. I'd also like to welcome Lise to guest design in this challenge -her coloring work is beyond outstanding!! Don't miss any of the fun, do join us!

In my card I used a stamped and die cut floral image by Hero Arts -I had colored it already a while ago so this card came together super fast! Also the square die cut window shape was just waiting to be used in my stash. :) I chose blue card to complement the purple in the flowers... And was also thinking that there's a lot of blue in nature, in the sky and in the waters!

Hope you like and thanks for popping by. 

I'd like to join:

Stamping Sensations June Challenge: Show Your True Colors 

Saturday, 8 June 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
It's time for a colour challenge in our rota at Less Is More. This time the colors are:

Here's  a closer look of the colors:

I really loved this combo and had lots of ideas what to make... In the end I decided to use a card base I had die cut ready and simply add a white heat embossed Altenew flower. I used colored card to bring our color palette to life. For the sentiment I used Imperial Purple Versafine ink which is a lovely dark plum, a very good alternative to black and perfect for our colours this time! 

Our sponsor in the month of June is Uniko. Play along for a chance to win a fabulous prize and to be invited to guest design for us! All the challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE! I hope to see you joining us! Thanks for popping by and happy crafting. :) 

Saturday, 1 June 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

HI friends!
I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational. I have been taking a small break from Ink due to busy work situation but now I'm finally back, yay! :)

The next fortnight we have a gorgeous photo inspiration for you:

In our blog you'll find lots of inspiration from our design team! I'm very happy to let you know that my good friend and super talented card maker Milla is our guest designer for the month of June! Very happy to create cards to same challenges with Milla! 

I believe it's pretty obvious that I tried to mimic the look of the beautiful jumpsuit by stamping a colorful, sort of dotted background with a stamp by Marianne Design. I did want to bring something else to the card as well and decided to use my new Newton's Nook stamps and dies but to not to color the flowers in -I thought the background was already so busy that something more simple would do better. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! I look forward seeing you at Ink! 

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

HI friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT where we have a wonderful photo inspiration for you:

Click HERE for all the challenge details and more inspiration from our design team and our guest designer Greta. I've been familiar with her blog for years and admire her card making -do check her work out if you don't know her already!

For my card I colored the wonderful Mondo Sakura flower stamp by Ellen Hutson with Copics and gel pens. I was also inspired by the turqouise wall you see in the photo and used a Tim Holtz embossing folder I thought looked similar. I used some blue ink and sanding to make the embossing more distressed looking. I used a white heat embossed greeting on black for the sentiment and some clear sequins for embellishments. Hope you like and see you at Time Out! 

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More:

Both dry and heat embossing will work if you just remember to have less than one third of your card embossed!

Our May sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and our DT has had a lot of fun playing with their products. In this card I used their Pretty Poisies stamp and die set.   I've heat embossed my images with white powder, die cut them, and sponged them with various Distress and Memento inks. I kept the rest of the card simple using a die cut shape for "mounting" the flower cluster and stamping my sentiment. I decided to go with baby pink card for my base for extra girlyness! :)

Play along for a chance to join us as guest designer and for a chance to win a voucher to CAS-ual Fridays store! Do not that we also have a discount code for our players! Our design team has lots of more inspiration for you in our challenge blog. I hope to see you joining us! Happy crafting! 

Monday, 20 May 2019

To Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

Hi friends!
I'm joining a fun blog hop organized by Milka: we are supporting bees and raising public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. There's prizes to be won in the blog hop and we encourage you to hop along and possibly even make a bee inspired project and link it up in Milka's blog HERE. Look at the amazing list of sponsors! We have 19 prizes for 19 randomly chosen blog hoppers who comment on every blog on the hop! 

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (21 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

Here's the list of blogs participating in the hop, happy hopping!

  1. Milka Gubo 
  2. Alexandra Suta
  3. Alice Huang
  4. Amy Tsuruta
  5. Donna Mikasa
  6. Kathy Curry 
  7. Ksenija Rizova
  8. Larissa Walgemoed  
  9. Neha Bhatt 
  10. Nonni Niskanen YOU ARE HERE!
  11. Samantha Mann 
  12. Sonja Kerkhoffs 
  13. Tina Pavlovic 
  14. Valentina Bizjak 
  15. Gerda Steiner Designs 
  16. Honey Bee Stamps 
  17. Lawn Fawn 
  18. Newton’s Nook Designs 
  19. Paper Smooches 
  20. Pretty Pink Posh 
  21. Uniko 
  22. Your Next Stamp 
Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

A couple of quick words about my card. :) I'm using stamps and dies by Hero Arts, simply colored with Copics, gel pens and wink of stella. I felt like adding some patterned paper to my card just for fun (have been making so super simple cards lately that felt like adding more "touches") and that's how this turned out. The rectangle dies are by MFT. Hope you like and thanks for popping by... Enjoy the hop!