Saturday, 12 January 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

HI friends!
We have a new wonderful challenge for you at Inkspirational, chosen by one of our newest DT members, Anila:

I love coloring on kraft so that's what I wanted to do for the challenge! I chose an Altenew set I hadn't used before and white heat embossed the flowers. I've colored the image with Polychromos pencils and let me tell you, this took ages! Maybe 4 hours? :) But I love how it turned out and this stamp is just so beautiful. I hope you'll now head on over to our challenge blog and be inspired by the creations of my team members! Thanks for popping by!

I'd like to join:
Stamping Sensations: Fabulously Feminine
Simon Says Monday challenge: Use Something New (my first time using this stamp set)

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT where we challenge you to be:

We are sponsored by Birch Press Designs and as always we also have a fabulous guest designer... This time it's the CAS-loving Jane and if you are not familiar with her work, you are in for a treat! 

In my card I'm using an AMAZING floral cluster by Concord and 9th. I bought this last fall but this is the first time I colored it (I used Copics) and it was so enjoyable! I ended up adding lots of glitter detail with Stickles and I couldn't resist some white gel pen too. The sentiment stamp, perfect for this challenge I think, is from the same set. Some light inking and stenciling for the background. 

I hope you'll now head on over to our challenge blog for more inspiration! I look forward seeing what you'll create. 

I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Use Something New (this stamp for me!) 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Crafting with my friend Milla!

Hi friends!
Some days ago me and my crafting buddy Milla decided to create together although we have not been physically in the same place (we do meet sometimes and craft all days long but this time we didn't). We chose a stamp we both have and made a card with it... Interested to see how different the outcome would be! The stamp we chose is Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th -something we both find a bit tricky to color in. Since I wanted this to be pretty nice, having this "challenge" with Milla and all... This is my fourth attempt! :) I'll not bore you with all the details of what went wrong with the 3 first cards... At least I'm quite happy with this one! This is such a fun image to color if you count out the small flowers (that I colored in with light blue), they somehow don't behave! :) And well, masking this is a pain as well... In this final version I masked only the biggest flowers and leaves and decided I would use so dark Copic colors for the small flowers and branches that they would cover the blue background ink I laid before coloring in the flower. I've added a detail photo so you can see how this looked after taking the mask off -the small flowers and the branches are covered with blue ink but it doesn't matter for the final coloring. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 

I'd like to enter:
Stamping Sensations: Fabulously Feminine
Simon Says Monday challenge: Something New 
(first time using this sentiment stamp + first time making a "challenge" with my friend!) 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

It's time for the first Less Is More challenge of 2019 and it's a special one: we have three new DT members joining us! A warm welcome to  Kylie, Michelle and Stephanie

Our first challenge of 2019 is a Theme challenge: Water. 

We also have a new fabulous sponsor: 

Skull and Cross Buns are sponsoring us for the whole month of January. 

Then, let's see what I made!

I decided to use this cute piggie-image from Hero Arts... He looks so adorable playing in the water. I must say I hate how this turned out! LOL! I tried new paper for my pencils and I did not make it work yet... There's strikes all over my coloring. Also the colors showed up so strong that for example the color of the pig is very strange. It's quite ok in the picture but IRL... Not cute. :) I do love love love the Hero Arts image though! Other than stamping the image and sentiment, die cutting the rectangles and coloring the image, that was all there is to this card. Added some clear drops to represent water droplets. 

My DT friends have lots of inspiration for you, don't miss any of it, click HERE

Saturday, 29 December 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational:

I decided to CASE a card by the fabulous Laura Jane (card photo below): she created this card for Altenew blog hop back in July. Read all about her card details HERE. Thank you Laura Jane for giving me the permission to CASE your amazing card! 

I was inspired by Laura Jane's background stamping and layout and also used a die cut Altenew flower as she did. I don't have oval dies so I opted for circles. I used only one strip of black card to make my design a bit more CAS. I colored my flower with Copics and added lots of Stickles to the flowers too. Love the sparkle! 

I'm also inspired by the current Year in Review challenge at Altenew and that's why I went with black background stamping instead of grey. The inspiration board I used is from November 2018. 

I'd also like to join:

Thanks for popping by and I hope you liked my card! Now head on over to our challenge blog to have a look what my design teamies created. You'll love all the inspiration and will want to play along for sure! xxx

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
After more than one month away from blogland I'm back making DT cards and joining in challenges. Glad to be back! Also, let me apologize for not sending Christmas cards this year -I received wonderful cards from you blogging friends and they all made my day big time!!

Now let's have a look at our current challenge at TIME OUT, still running for about one week:

This challenge is sponsored by the wonderful STAMPlorations, our regular sponsor. Thank you Shery for sponsoring us once again! 

I've lately received a lot of help and support from friends and colleagues and now when I'm crafting again I want to create a bunch of Thank You-cards. I created this card with fabulous stamps and dies by Altenew. The coloring of the flowers is with Copics with lots of detail from gel pens. I have an obsession that I can't leave my colored images untouched, I always need to add something extra! :) The color palette is inspired by the current 2018 Year in Review challenge at Altenew. I chose the inspiration photo from July 2018. 

I'd also like to join:

Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Do head on over to our challenge blog for more inspiration from our amazing guest designer Michele and regular DT members. 

Saturday, 24 November 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
At Less Is More we have our final challenge for 2018 for you -after this challenge we'll be back in January! Our last challenge for 2018 is a one layer challenge and a very good one for those last minute Christmas cards:

This time our guest designer is the talented Katrina. She and our design team have made fun samples for you... Looks like we are all in the mood for Christmas! :)

I made a super simple and quick card using a snowflake stencil, two colors of ink, an old make up brush for spreading the ink + a CAS-ual Fridays stamps sentiment for the greeting. I think this greeting is so perfect for CAS -it's pretty much all you need for a quick card! I used a blue rhinestone as my one and only embellishment in the "i" in the word Christmas... I think this took 5-10 minutes to make :)

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers! I look forward seeing what you'll create.