Thursday 18 July 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Time Out where we challenge you to be "On Vacation"! As you can see from the badge this can go to many, many directions... And our challenge blog is filled with beautiful DT samples from our regular DT members and our very talented guest Claire. Our sponsor this time is Varada Sharma with a generous $25 coupon to her store! 

Don't miss any of the inspiration or challenge details, click HERE.

I used dies and sentiment stamp from Honey Bee Stamps with scraps of patterned paper. I even found pretty good paper for sand and sea in my stash! I tore the sea paper edge to look like foamy waves touching the sand. 

This was a quick make so I didn't ink any of the die cut edges this time. I do like how sharp this looks but I can't wait to see how the die cuts will look a bit more shaded next time!

I'd like to join:

Die Cut Divas for July: Add some glitter (glittery Sticles in the sunglasses)
Snippets Playground: All dies are cut from snippets of paper

I hope to see you joining us at Time Out! Thank you for popping by! xxx


Saturday 13 July 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational. Our challenge theme is chosen by my talented team mate Marlena and it is to use products from two or more different companies. Fun, right!! 

If you follow me on Instagram you might be thinking that you already saw this card on Monday... and you are not completely incorrect!! This is a re-make of Monday's card with a different background stamp and a different sentiment. I got some requests to make a tutorial for the "faux letterpress with heat embossing" that I used for the flower and I'm currently working on a little video tutorial... So I naturally had to re-make the card for the tutorial. I then realized it would be pretty perfect for our challenge because the flower die is by Altenew, background stamp is by Catherine Pooler, sentiment comes from Hero Arts and if I remember right, the embossing folder for the background is by Spellbinders. So if you feel you already saw this... My apologies!! My video will be ready some time on Sat evening ( GMT) so if you are interested, do check it out from my Instagram HERE.

I hope to see you joining us at Inkspirational! Plenty of fabulous DT inspiration and all the challenge details in the challenge blog HERE

I'm joining:
ABC Christmas: Off the edge
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
We Love Stamping UK: Anything Goes


Thursday 4 July 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out where we have a theme challenge for you for the next fortnight! The theme is "Seeing Stars". 

Picket Fence Studios generously sponsors our challenge with a $25 coupon to our winner. Our winner also gets called to guest design for us in the future and this time our talented GD is Simeen! You can check out Simeen's fun star shaker card in Instagram HERE

I realized I didn't have much star stamps or dies that would have inspired me! I found some star patterned paper and wanted to play with that instead. I decided to die cut letters from the paper to use the star theme in a very subtle and less obvious way. In addition to the stars, the paper had a pattern that reminded me of honeycomb pattern and there I got the idea to make my card Bee-themed. So stars and bees! :) The bee stamp comes from Funky Fossil designs and the letter dies are from Marianne Design. 

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

I'd like to join:

Seize the Birthday: Add a Star

Cardz 4 Guys: Anything Masculine Goes


Saturday 29 June 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

I'm back with a DT card for Inkspirational, where we want to see you using stencils. Head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration! We also have an optional twist of "use paste" but I chose not to this time. 

Creating this card was super easy although it did require some steps and drying time. The first step was debossing the Altenew florals with their 3d embossing folder on patterned paper that had random earthy colors on it. Next I did the "black out"-technique, where you swipe black ink on top of your debossed design so that what ever is debossed, shows clearly, and other areas turn black. I let this dry overnight. I then took a STAMPlorations stencil and stenciled the geometric pattern with white ink around the flower. I used Hero Arts white pigment ink which is the only white ink that I've been ably to get completely dry without setting it with anything... It does help setting the ink if you dry it with the heat tool in the beginning... But I anyway did let this one set for some hours before turning the panel over and attaching it to the card base. 

I love how this turned out although it does have a melancholic vibe... I actually needed a sympathy card so I added a Finnish condolences sentiment to this, heat embossed on vellum. I keep thinking if it's too dark and not comforting enough for a sympathy card... But it is quite beautiful and has a tranquil feel. I want to try this method with more happy colors in the future!

 I hope to see you playing along at Inspirational!


Saturday 8 June 2024

Reminder for the current challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

I'm here with a reminder card for our challenge at Inkspirational! For still about one week, our inspiration is "Frame". Make sure to check out the challenge post with lost of DT inspiration and linky for your cards HERE. There's already beautiful inspiration from our players in the gallery too!

I decided to play with my Waffle Flower Postage Collage die, matching stencils and stamps and pair them with some dog stamps that I had in my stash (sorry, no idea of the maker of these, the package has gone missing and they are old!). In the background I used a Funky Fossil stencil and white pigment ink. Hope you like and thank you for popping by! 


Thursday 6 June 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm back with a quick post to share my DT card for the new challenge at Time Out. 

It's time for one of our Inspired by Words challenges. You can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one words/some words from it as your starting point. 

The quote is:

 “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”– Henri Matisse

I have used Altenew  Deco Cover die setVersatile Greetings die set and Decorative Florals 3d embossing folder in creating my card. I used acetate as my card base to really showcase the delicate frame. The florals are embossed on gold card stock and I then gently wiped white pigment ink on top. I set the ink by heat embossing it with clear sparkly powder. This card is very glitzy! Is that even a word lol! 

I hope to see you joining us! 


Thursday 23 May 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hello friends!
We are back with a new challenge at Time Out Challenges and this time we challenge you to be Magical! 

There's many many ways how to interpret this challenge. Our DT and guest designer Carol have made fabulous samples for you -don't miss them or any of the challenge details, click HERE

The winner of our challenge gets called to guest design in a future challenge and also wins a generous $25 gift card to Picket Fence Studios

I was in need of a card for a new baby... I don't often make baby cards and don't really have stamps and dies that are specifically for babies... But I think this unicorn stamp from Avery Elle worked quite well (and unicorns are certainly magical too!). I combined it with some patterned paper from my stash and gave the image some color with Copics and LOTS of sparkle with Stickles. Love how it turned out! I've had this arch die from Spellbinders for some months now and I seem to use it every second card that I make... I really love it! 

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you playing along at Time Out!