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Monday, 4 January 2021

I'm in the DT of AAA Birthday Challenge, Yay!


Hi friends!
This is my first post as a DT member of AAA Birthday Challenge, woot woot! This challenge is a monthly challenge with a varying theme for making birthday cards. In the month of January the theme is A Stencil Background.


Play along for a chance to be called to guest design for us in a future challenge! This time our GD is the very talented Melanie. All the challenge details of how to play along HERE. Lots of DT inspiration too!!

I used two stencils in my card. The background stencil I used for the tone on tone look on the pink card is by Marianne Design. Then, after heat embossing the Altenew flower, I used a matching Altenew stencil for adding white pigment ink to the flower for making it pop even more. I quite like how this turned out! The sentiment stamps are by Simon Says Stamp. Some paint splatters and sequins finish off this card! This is a large, about 5 x 7 card. 

Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Happy birthday card crafting! 



 

Saturday, 26 December 2020

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

 


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational Challenge where we want you to be inspired by something in your home!


Above you'll see the card that I made... And below is the inspiration! I love this Vanilla Fly print that I've framed, it's one of my favorite hanged art pieces! I didn't have any bird stamps that I wanted to use but a SSS Beautiful Butterflies set from my pile of "new stamps" was calling my name! Love the sentiments in this set too and the butterflies are so pretty you could just stamp them black and white and call it a day!! I did add coloring with my Altenew markers this time to mimic the colors in my Vanilla Fly print. 



This will sadly be my last challenge as a DT member of Inkspirational. I've belonged to this group for more than 6 years (if I remember correctly!) and now it's time for me to move on. I'd like to thank our leader Marina and all the DT members for offering me such inspiring company over these many years! I will certainly miss being in this team and let's see what the future will bring!

I'd like to join:
Stamping Sensations: Anything With Wings

Thanks for popping by. xxx 



Thursday, 17 December 2020

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where we have this fun monochrome photo to inspire you:


All the details about the challenge along with more DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE! Play along and you could be joining us as guest designer. This time our GD is the talented Vicky and I just love the festive card she made for us!

In my card I've used a new SSS Poinsettia stamp (the sentiment is from the same big stamp, it pops out from the centre, love it!!) combined with a old PTI snowflake die, once a gift from our lovely Time Out boss Sandie and one of my favorite dies for Christmas ever! I went with the monochrome feel of the photo and tried to add also shine and sparkle from the heat embossing and rhinestones. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 

I'd like to join:
The Flower Challenge: Add Embellishments







 

Saturday, 12 December 2020

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational where we have a very currant word prompt for you:


I've used cute mitten and hat stamps from W+9, Joy Crafts die cut snowflakes and a simple sentiment from Winnie and Walter (sadly no longer in business) in my card. I quite like the cheerful color scheme this card has! I used Copics for coloring the hats and mittens. 

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






 

Saturday, 28 November 2020

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

 


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational where we are inspired by this cute Christmas pic below:


I made a Christmas card for my "soon to be a cat owner"- friend. I'm a bit worried she will guess that this card is for her when she sees this... But I hope she will still enjoy holding the card in her hands after it has arrived to it's destination! The cute kitten image is a digi by Mo Manning.

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





Thursday, 19 November 2020

New Challenge at Time Out!

 


Hello friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new TIME OUT Challenge


This challenge is sponsored by Catherine Pooler! All the challenge information, more DT inspiration and prize details HERE. Do play along for a chance to win an amazing prize + to be called to guest design in a future challenge! 

I'm a very slow card maker... Not quick at all!!! Even with CAS cards I tend to wonder and ponder where to place my focal point and what colors to use et cetera... And when using die cut flowers/other shapes there's the background to think about, what to do with that... All of that thinking takes for ages. I post 1-2 cards a week but I do spent a lot more time thinking about card making that you might think! 

This card has some steps which made it an quick an easy card for me although it of course took some time with the coloring! But my quick steps are:

-a large floral image: not much pondering where to place your image, it practically fills the whole card base! :) This STUNNING wintry floral cluster is a digi by Graciellie Design. Also digis are pretty fast to work with I think: No stamp inking, positioning, cleaning the stamp et cetera... Just some minutes on your laptop and you have a "perfectly stamped" image is in your hands!

-the background is simply inked with blue distress ink and an ink brush (aka old blush brush). No stamping or techniques -just an easy, quick way to ground your image so that it doesn't float in empty space!

-the sentiment is simply stamped with the help of MISTI. Quick, quick!

-no embellishments. It takes me a life time to figure out where to place the sequins or other embellies lol! Doing some plaint splatters is wayyyy quicker and more artsy too!

So do you agree with me, have I made a quick card (for me) or have I cheated? :)

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

I'd like to join:
The flower challenge: Use a sentiment


Simon Says Monday Challenge: Happy Holidays (this is a Christmas card with a Finnish Christmas sentiment)

Stamping Sensations: Christmas Flowers 







Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Card for Challenges


Hi friends!
I'm here with a floral card with an image from Gracielliedesign -I'm completely in love with these wintry floral clusters, she has several of these type of digis in her store! I've colored the image with Copics and added a heat embossed sentiment. Some inking around the image + white paint splatters and that's how this card came together! :)

I'd like to join:

The Flower Challenge: Use a sentiment 



****Christmas Flowers or Wreaths or Garland****