Saturday, 15 February 2020

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the latest Less Is More challenge:

Use lots of small images/words/sentiments but keep the card CAS
how many small images/shapes are you able to incorporate to your design but still keep your card cas? For example tiny flowers, stars, snowflakes etc

We are continuing with our February sponsor Uniko. It's also the birthday month of Less Is More -full 10 years next year! :) 

In my card I've used a Christmas stamp by our sponsor Uniko which is pretty perfect for the challenge theme! I've simply stamped it with Memento, colored the outline images with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and white gel pen details. The heat embossed sentiment is by STAMPlorations. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Lots more DT inspiration in our challenge blog. :) 

Saturday, 8 February 2020

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge, a fun photo inspiration at Inkspirational

I was inspired by a lot in the photo: The clouds, the love word (I also tried to incorporate the patterned look of the letters in the photo) and also the overall color scheme comes from the inspiration. The Ellen Hutson flower image is colored with Copics and gel pens. The background is stenciled with white pigment ink. I did need to add quite many layers to get it to show! I think my white ink might be drying out...  The die cut letters and the stencil are both by Marianne design, the background stamp I used for the pattern in the letters is super old, maybe by Prima, can't be sure! The rectangle die is by STAMPlorations. Hope you like and I look forward seeing you play along! 

I'd like to join:
Simon Says Monday: Floral Frenzy
Uniko Jan/Feb: Anything Goes/ winter colors

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my reminder card for the current challenge at Time Out:

We are sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with a generous $25 coupon for our winner, chosen by the DT! The winner will also be invited to guest design in a future challenge. This time the guest designer is the very talented Mugdha!

I was so pleased my friend and TO boss Sandie used this background stamp in her DT card last week -I hadn't made my card at that point yet and her card reminded me I also have this fab Heart to Heart background stamp. Thank you for the inspiration Sandie! I've heat embossed the image with black on baby pink card and colored the inner hearts. I first used only Copics but they didn't really blend on this card and the result was messy... I went over with colored pencils and in the end coated the coloring with Wink of Stella. The circles are colored with just white pencil and also "winked". Loved how this turned out! In Finland Valentine's Day is called Friendship Day and this card goes to one of my close colleagues with a nice bar of chocolate. :) 

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

I'd like to join:

CASology: Sweetheart (I realize my card is on the edge of CASness but I do think it has a clean look!) 

Uniko Jan/Feb: Anything Goes

Saturday, 1 February 2020

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

We have a very fun, VERY CAS challenge at Less is More this time:

I chose a beautiful sentiment by STAMPlorations and stamped three tiny flowers from a random set in my stash to give it some extra interest. I colored the flowers with Copics and added a touch of white gel pen. A super fast and easy one layer! 

This challenge is also very special because Less Is More is turning 9 years!! 

I truly enjoy being part of the DT of this amazing challenge blog! 

In the month of February we have Uniko sponsoring us with goodies for the monthly winner. Make sure to play along in all our February challenges! I look forward seeing what "Less" means to you... Happy crafting! 

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out where we want you to be inspired by something in your wardrobe! A fun, a bit different theme don't you think!

I was inspired by a long dress I bought in December for all the holiday time festivities. It's such a comfy dress because it's not tight from anywhere... Yet it has some sort of cut and shape, it's not one of those overly floating sacks! :) The photo of it is just a quick snap of me standing in a hotel room before heading to dinner but here it is: 

In my card I've tried a new to me technique where you stamp your images with colored ink first and then with versamark and heat emboss them with clear powder. That makes the images to resist the black ink you can then sponge on top. These Altenew flowers have a base layer stamp that covers the whole image and that's what I've used for the versamark stamping. I quite like how this turned out, it all being "one layer" makes it look like fabric a little bit! I finished the panel with some white gold water color splatters. The sentiment is by Waffle Flower. Hope you like!

I look forward seeing what you'll create for us. Our winner gets a $20 gift voucher to Poppy Stamps and will be invited to guest design in a future challenge. This time the guest designer is talented Lise Mariann! Make sure to visit her and all our DT blogs for more inspiration. 

I'd like to join:
Stamping Sensations: Favorite Stamps (this Altenew flower set is surely an oldie but a goodie, one of the reliable faves in the stash! This is my 3rd entry) 
Penny Black and More: Feminine (my 3rd entry)
Uniko Jan/Feb Challenge: Anything Goes

Saturday, 18 January 2020

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new Less Is More challenge! We have our one layer challenge for you so remember to use just one piece of cardstock folded in half! The theme of our one layer challenge this time is:

The month of January is sponsored by Skull and Cross Buns. Do play along in all of our January challenges for a change to be a monthly winner. You'll also be invited as a guest designer in a future challenge! This time our guest designer is the talented Jen, our October winner. 

In my card I avoided the card centre by stamping my Catherine Pooler flower cluster twice so that it points to the centre but leaves it bare. I also stamped the sentiment (Altenew) to the corner of the card. The images are colored with Copics and I also added white gel pen accents. No extra embellies or anything to keep the CAS look of the card! 

Hope you like and thanks for popping by. I hope to see you playing along! 

I'd like to join:

CASology: Repeat (same stamp twice)

Guest Designing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge... Card 2 for January!

Hi friends!

Here's my second GD card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge in the month of January. This challenge is an 'Anything Penny Black Goes' with a monthly optional twist and this time the twist is 'Something New'. I have used a new to me Penny Black flower stamp so I have gone with the twist! I think this stamp is so pretty and unique looking that I kept the rest of the card super simple. I've colored the image with my Copic markers. Hope you like!

Thanks again Helen and all the team at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for inviting me to join you in both December and January! 

I'd like to join:
Penny Black and More: Make it Feminine