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Sunday, 21 April 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!
Sorry this post is more than one day late... My Easter guests made me forget about blogging completely! But here I am now with my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational where we are inspired by this photo:


I was inspired by the grey and white colors and also came to think about using leaf stamps (tea-tea leaves-leaves). :) I also added a pop of blue in the die cut MFT sentiment inspired by the pop of blue in the kettle. 

This looks like grey card where I've white heat embossed the Altenew leaves but actually the grey card is covered with sticky back vellum I bought some weeks ago. Quite an interesting product... Will have to continue experimenting with it. I had a lot of air bubbles at first but I run the vellum covered card through my Cuttlebug and that took care of most of them. I kept this very simple, I think this might be  good masculine thank you card. 

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you joining us! Please head on over to the challenge blog for more DT inspiration! 


Thursday, 18 April 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!




HI friends!
Our challenge at Time Out this time is to use 2 or more embellishments with a twist of making a one layer card for your embellishments to be attached on. :) Birch Press Designs sponsors the challenge with a $20 voucher for the winner and our DT had super fun playing with one of their dies, Stitched Maple Circle Frame Die


I've used the die with an inlaid die technique and then also die cut out 3 separate leaves for embellishments + added some rhinestones to the embellishment leaves as well. The separate leaves are also inked with an ombre look. I love how this turned out! The sentiment is by Verve Stamps if I remember right. 

Please have a look for our challenge blog for more inspiration from our DT members and talented guest designer Andrea! Thanks for popping by and happy crafting! 


Saturday, 6 April 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hello friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational, chosen by our lovely Kylie:


One of my favorite things is to add dimension to my card designs so this one was easy for me! :)
I played with stamps by Altenew I got to try from my friend Milla when she was visiting. The sentiment is also by Altenew from my own stash. The stencil I used for the background is by STAMPlorations, one of my favorite stencils if not THE favorite. I colored the images with Copics and added Stickles for detail. The flowers are arranged and popped up with different thickness of foam. 

Please head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration and all challenge details! 

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!


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


I was inspired by the pillow with floral pattern on grey base + all the gold accents in the photo. I colored the floral image by our sponsor Altenew with colored pencils and added gold water color splatters. I went over the lines of the image with very thin black pen to make them pop again after  the pencil coloring (the pencil coloring "sits" on top of the inked lines so you have to make them visible again after coloring either by re-stamping with a stamping tool or reinforcing the lines by hand as I did). The die cut sentiment is by MFT stamps. 


Do head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration and all the challenge details! Play along for a chance to win a prize and to be asked to join us as guest designer... This time our GD is the talented Bobby, one of our regular players! Great to have Bobby joining us! 


Saturday, 30 March 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!




Hi friends!
It's time for the last challenge of April at Less Is More. The month of April is sponsored by Visible Image stamps and our DT has very much enjoyed playing with their products! The flower stamp set I used in this card can be bought HERE. Please have a look at our challenge blog for lots of more DT inspiration! 



I wish my photo was better in showing the shine this card has but no... It was really hard to capture in the lighting conditions I was working with! I've made the Copic colored flowers shiny with Wink of Stella and also the gold water color I've splattered has a beautiful shine on it. I splattered white paint as well. I've also created a "halo" around the flowers with yellow ink to make them look like they are glowing in light... And the rest of the kraft card I've evenly coated with white pigment ink to make the yellow halo pop even more. The photo is really bad and makes this card "look like nothing" but it is really nice in real life and I actually have it in my fridge door now because I like the message of the sentiment so much! :)

I hope I've inspired you to "Shine a Light" and I hope to see you playing along! Happy crafting!  

Saturday, 23 March 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational Challenges, a word prompt "Cloud"! 


I used background paper with cloud images to ground my Ellen Hutson flower, colored with waterolors. The sentiment is by Taylored Expressions. I finished the card with some sequins. This card couldn't be much simpler! :) 

Please head oon over to our challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team and for all the challenge details. Happy crafting, I hope to see you joining us! 

I'd like to join:
The Flower challenge: Anything Goes 
(my 4th entry)






Thursday, 21 March 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!


Hi friends!

I'm here to remind you of our 5th birthday challenge at TIME OUT! I can't believe we already turned 5... My life has turned upside down (and even several times!) during these 5 years... It's good to have some stability in your life though... So I'm very grateful to Sandie for keeping this challenge blog going! 

To celebrate TIME OUT and our fabulous leader Sandie I wanted to make a card with her on my mind. This card has a lot to do with her: I've received the Concord and 9th flower stamps from her as a gift and also the Winnie and Walter sentiment die cuts are from her... I know she likes my coloring and also I tried to keep my design CAS for her taste... So I hope she likes this!  Love you hon! 

All the flowers are simply stamped and colored in with Copics on kraft. I've added some gel pen details + splattered white and gold paint on top. 

The challenge is Inspired by Words:


The winner will receive an amazing $50 gift voucher to STAMPlorations store! Please have a look at all the details and more DT inspiration from our challenge blog HERE. This time Kara joins us as guest designer! LOVE LOVE LOVE the floral card she made for our reminder post, don't miss it! 

I'd like to join:

The Flower Challenge: Anything Goes (my 3rd entry)


Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!