Saturday, 16 February 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
It's time for the new challenge at Less Is More. For the next fortnight we have the ONE LAYER challenge for you -so only one piece of cardstock folded in half, no additional layers please! :) The theme of the OLC is Focus on Sentiment. 

We are continuing our 8th birthday celebrations which means some of our ex-designers are joining us... And we also have a fabulous prize for grabs for our participants. Our sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and the DT has had the great pleasure to play with their products. CAS-ual Fridays is also offering a 15% discount on their site while this challenge lasts -use the code FEBLESSISMORE! 

I'm using two stamp sets by our sponsor: Casual Comfort and Pretty Posies. I stamped and masked the images from the Pretty Posies set with pale Memento inks on the background and stamped several words from Casual Comfort on top with black so they would really stand out. I finished the card with some clear sequins. Hope you like! Do visit our challenge blog for more inspiration and all the challenge details! 

Saturday, 9 February 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational! This time it's a word prompt "Text". The design team along with our talented February guest designer Lindsey have created fabulous samples for you -don't miss any of the inspiration and challenge details, click HERE!

I decided to use text as a background (stamp by Prima if I remember right) and let it peak through a window cut with a MFT die. The flower, colored in with Copics + white gel pen details comes from one of my favorite sets by Altenew. The sentiment is from the same set. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 

I'd like to join:

Stamping Sensations: All things Bright and Beautiful (my 2nd entry)
Penny Black and More Challenge: Anything Goes (my 2nd entry)
The Flower Challenge: Use your latest stamps and dies (bought this Altenew set before Christmas!) 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!

I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out Challenges where we are inspired by this amazing photo:

We are happy to be sponsored by STAMPlorations again! Do join us for a change to win a cool prize and to be selected as a future guest designer! This time our guest designer is Conil, one of our regular players. So good to have Conil joining us this time!

I was inspired by the red-white color scheme, love theme and the red frame. I cut the frame with a W+9 die. The flower stamp comes from STAMPlorations and is called Pocket Blooms. I colored the image with Copics and added detail with gel pens. The sentiment is a very old by SSS.

I hope to see you joining us!

I'd like to join:

CASology: Bouquet

Penny Black and More: Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations: All Things Bright and Beautiful

Saturday, 26 January 2019

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational! This time it's a photo inspiration, have a look:

So cute, right? I was inspired by the white & pink -color combo, the heart-shaped cookies and the bold sentiment on them. I used a Concord and 9th die for the heart and the die cut Winnie and Walter sentiment is a pressie from my good friend and fellow Ink team mate Sandie. :) The heart is inked with distress inks and I added splatters of water, pearl white water color and white acrylic paint on it. A very simple CAS card! 

Have a look what the rest of the Ink design team created from HERE and I hope to see you playing along! 

I'd like to join: 

CASology: Smile
A hug always brings a smile to your face! 

Monday, 21 January 2019

Thyroid Awareness Month Blog Hop !

Hi friends!
The wonderful Milka Gulbo is hosting a Thyroid Awareness Month Blog Hop and I was chuffed when she asked me to join in! Milka has gathered a group of 26 designers to join and post a project to raise awareness and to help you to remember to get yours checked regularly! Today is Day 17 of the hop. There is some giveaways along the hop so make sure to visit every designer! You can find the blogs participating in the hop HERE and also Milka posts about this event every day!

 Thyroid can cause several health problems -have a look at this site called Thyroid Awareness for more information. Also Milka has gathered a lot of useful information HERE.

Thyroid is shaped liked a butterfly so many of our projects will have butterflies in them.. And also the thyroid awareness ribbon has blue paisley pattern so that's something else you'll probably see in our projects. Don't forget to check the link above for thyroid information.... And now onto my card! :)

I was inspired by the butterfly shape of the thyroid and also brought in some blue, inspired by the ribbon. I used butterfly stamps by STAMPlorations: I stamped and masked a bunch of them and colored them in with Copics. I did some subtle inking and stencil work for the background. Also lots of white, blue and glitter gel pens was added to the coloring. The sentiment is from the same STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies set. Hope you like!

The next card maker to post in this blog hop is Larissa Walgemoed! You'll find her card tomorrow at 9 PM (Central European Time UTC +1) HERE. Have fun hopping and thanks for popping by! :)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
I'm here today with my DT card for the new challenge at Less Is More. This time we have a sketch for you:

Skull and Cross Buns continues as our January sponsor with a prize for our monthly winner. 

Immediately when seeing the sketch I thought about this pretty old PT stamp with the bow and the strings... I thought it was perfect! I went with a die cut sentiment (Winnie and Walter). It's cut from red card and I've inked an ombre effect on it and added sparkle with WOS -unfortunately the camera didn't really catch neither of those effects very well. 

Our guest designer this time is the fantastic Toni. Have a look at her fun card and all the DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE... And then is your turn to show us how the sketch inspires you! Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!

I'd like to join:

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)