Saturday, 7 December 2019

Guest Designing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Hi friends!
I'm here with fun news: I'll be guest designing in Penny Black Saturday challenge both in December AND in January! So excited! The Penny Black Saturday challenge is an Anything Penny Black Goes challenge with an optional monthly twist: In December it's 'Sparkle and Shine'.  I did go with the twist this time! 

I've heat embossed the poinsettias with white pearl embossing powder that has lovely shine and a sort of greyish look instead of pure white. I've then water colored the images. I've added more sparkle with pens to the middles of the flowers and splattered shimmery white gold water color paint on top of the whole panel. The sentiment is heat embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder. Really love how this turned out -the photo is not great, please click it larger for better look! 

I'd like to join:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Traditional Christmas (I think poinsettias are very traditional!)
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes

Please click HERE for all the details of Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Happy crafting! 

Saturday, 30 November 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

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

Well I don't know how naughty my little MFT polar bears are... Might be they are more nice than naughty... Or maybe the one raising his hand is guilty of doing something he should not have? At least he is guilty for being super cute if nothing else! 

I created my card inspired by the two current challenges at My Favorite Things:

I know the style of this card is unusual for me but I really enjoyed playing with designer paper and finding the best layout for the bears... So I'm happy I stepped out of my comfort zone! I added color and shading to the bears with watercolor and pens. I hope you like and thanks for popping by! I can't wait to see your 'naughty' creations at Inkspirational! 

I'd also like to join:

Friday, 29 November 2019

Guest Designing at Uniko: 2nd card!

Hi friends!
I'm here with a quick post to share my second guest designer card for Uniko Challenge! All the challenge details are HERE. Thanks again Uniko team for having me! 

I made a quick card with a Dutch DooBaDoo stencil. The stencil has these fun torn looking edges so I decided to use a Penny Black rectangle die that also has a torn look to it... The card turned out pretty edgy! :) I chose non-traditional Christmas colors for this. The sentiment is by Winnie and Walter. The splatters are made with white acrylic paint and with shimmery white gold paint by Kuretake. Hope you like and thanks for popping by... And again many thanks to Uniko team, I enjoyed creating my GD cards! 

I'd like to join:
ABC Christmas challenge: F is for Faux (Faux torn edges)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Tape it Up (Definitely needed tape for taping down that stencil!) 

Saturday, 23 November 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hello friends!
I'm here to share my DT card for the last Less Is More challenge for 2019. As usual, we take the December off but then look forward seeing what you'll create for us in 2020!

This time we have a sketch (or 2!) for you. Your "job" is to choose one triangle from the sketches for the inspiration of your card. 

As you can hopefully see from my card, I went with the second sketch. This card was as CAS as it gets, took no time at all... I die cut the hearts with a Penny Black die from white card, backed the card with red card and adhered it to a card base. I then created the sentiment strip by heat embossing the sentiment with white powder on black and voila, my Valentine's card for mr Boyfriend (he might be 42 but I still call him my boyfriend!) was finished. :) The sentiment is by Altenew.

Tristan (Tinstar) is our talented guest designer this time and Catherine Pooler continues as our November sponsor. Play along for a chance to win a fab prize and to be called to guest design in a future challenge! All the challenge information, prize details and more DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE. Thanks for popping by! 

Saturday, 16 November 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new Inkspirational challenge where the theme is Celebrating! Itäs our 200th challenge so that sure is something to celebrate! You can be only make a celebration card or also be inspired by the provided photo. Please head on over to the challenge blog for all the challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration! 

I decided to make a celebration card AND be inspired of the photo. I did need a Christmas card for my card stash so I looked for a stamp that would somehow make the trick! This Poinsettia by Penny Black seemed to work at least somehow lol! I've heat embossed it with gold powder and colored it with colored pencils. I do think the sentiment is PB as well but I'm not entirely sure. I finished the card with some splatters and die cutting. Hope you like this and thanks for popping by! 

I'd like to enter:

Penny Black and More: Christmas (my 2nd entry) 
The Flower Challenge: Add Spots or Stripes (I hope my splatters are "spotty" enough!)

Friday, 15 November 2019

Guest Designing for Uniko November/December Challenge!

HI guys!
Today I have the honor to guest design in Uniko Challenge! I was the happy winner of their September/October challenge and it's great to join the talented design team for this new challenge where the theme is Christmas with the optional twist of 'tree'. All the challenge information and plenty of DT inspiration HERE! Thank you Uniko team for inviting me to join! 

I decided to go with the twist in this card and played with a large Taylored Expressions birch background stamp. I've heat embossed it on black card with liquid platinum embossing powder and then added some gold and white paint splatters for shimmer and "snow". The die cut sentiment is by Stamplorations. I quite like the modern feel this card has and I do think it's gender neutral as well! 

I'd like to join:
Penny Black and More: Christmas (my 3rd entry)

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current photo inspiration challenge at Time Out:

So many ways to be inspired by this photo, I'm sure you'll all agree! Play along for a chance to be called to guest design in a future challenge. This time our guest designer is the wonderful Angie, she is such a talented card maker, I always admire her work in all challenge blogs where I see her play along! Click here for all the challenge details and more DT inspiration. 

I was inspired by the white sentiment on red background, the wreath on the wall and the stripes in the cushions. The wreath stamp is by Altenew and the sentiment is by Winnie and Walter. I've colored the image with Copics and added red gems for "berries". Can't remember when I would have used patterned paper but I really liked it in this card! I hope you like it too and thanks for popping by!

I'd like to join:
Penny Black and More: Christmas (my 2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations: Traditional Christmas colors (my 2nd entry)
ABC Christmas Challenges: W is for Wreath