Thursday, 28 September 2023

New Challenge at Time Out with Free Digital Image!

Hi friends!

We have our annual special challenge at Time Out where we want to acknowledge not only cancer but all chronic illnesses that affect us and/or our loved ones... Greetings of friendship and support are so important during such hard times of life.  

Our sponsor Jane's Doodles has generously donated a free digital image for us all to use. It's not mandatory to use the image for the challenge, but we'll love to see what you come up with if you decide to use it! Notice how these cute critters have ribbons on their chests? I decided to color my ribbons pink for breast cancer awareness. 

The sentiment stamps from Concord & 9th were perfect for showing support and standing by a friend in need. 

My card is very simple: I've printed out the digi, colored the image with Copics and stamped the sentiments. I cut a quick mask to ink a pink hill for my critters to stand on. Two die cut small hearts and gold splatters embellish the card. 

I hope to see you joining us at Time Out! 

All the challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration HERE


Monday, 25 September 2023

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

Very sorry this post is two days late... I've been a total airhead! At least my card was in the challenge post of Inkspirational in time lol. Anyway -on Saturday we began with a new challenge at Ink and it's a fun and easy Clean and Simple. There's an option to be inspired by movies! 

I decided to concentrate on making my Christmas card stash bigger and created a two for one CAS card design using a large background stamp. All I've done is that I heat embossed the image with copper powder on navy card, cut the image in two parts with a shaped die and adhered the panels to card bases. The sentiment is heat embossed with same copper powder. Let me know what you think! 

I hope to see you playing along at Ink! Here's a little reminder of Clean and Simple guidelines:

✅ One main focal point
✅ Lots of OPEN space (doesn't 'have' to be white)
✅ Minimal Layers
✅ Minimal Embellishments

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Altenew September 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi friends!

I'm here today with a very special post -I'm joining the Altenew September Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop! In this hop you'll see fabulous projects made with the new Marvelous Monthly Series products. 

Have a look at all of the new products HERE

You'll see all the blogs participating in the hop in the Inliktz tool below. The blog hop begins at Altenew's blog HERE. You should have come here from 

Bonnie's blog

and the next one on the list is


There's $300 in total prizes to be won! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/25/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/27/2023.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 

Now let's have a look at what I made! The first two cards are made with using the Craft Your Life Project Kit Sunshine Flowers that is available until 3rd of October. Get yours HERE

The next two cards are a set that I made with the Build a Garden Frilly Begonia stamp set and matching coloring stencils. Get yours HERE

Last but not least... A quick stenciled and stamped CAS card made with Dynamic Duo: Wildflower Bouquet set. Get yours HERE

Do let me know which one of my cards is your favorite! Below is the Inlikz tool with all the blogs joining the hop for you to refer to in case you need it! Happy happy hopping! 


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, 14 September 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out and this time it's a beautiful fall and nature inspired photo inspiration challenge!

I was inspired by the fall colours, leaves and the row boat! I used my Altenew row boat die along with leaves from Memory box. I haven't used colored card stock but have inked all the parts (also the sentiment strip) with various Altenew or Distress inks to create my fall color palette. I love the softer look that inked die cuts have in comparison with when you die colored card... But of course you don't always have time for inking and then the colored card is very good too! :) Sentiment stamp is by Altenew as well.

The background is made with smooshing some Distress ink and then stamping on top with the same ink using a Marianne Design splatter stamp. I did splatter some gold and white ink too!

I hope to see you joining us! All the challenge details can be found HERE. Make sure to check out the beautiful inspiration from our guest designer Trina and from the whole team! 

Saturday, 2 September 2023

Inkspirational Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!

I'm here to remind you about our current challenge at Inkspirational! We are inviting you to draw inspiration from CLOTHING, in general, or an article of clothing from your CLOSET. Whatever you choose -   fashionable outfits, laundry baskets of clothes, baby attire, pants/skirts/shirts, even winter wear, like mittens, scarves and hats, clothing being made - sewing machines/knitting needles - as long as you feature an article of clothing, we'd love for you to share your card/project in the gallery. 

I draw inspiration from one of the summer jackets I own. I used stamps and dies by Altenew. I begun with stamping the florals and after adding detail with coloring stencils I then then used the dies to used to cut masks out of masking paper. I adhered the masks on top of my stamped flowers and then inked the background navy blue. I love the white edge that this technique leaves around the images! I used a hexagon die from my stash (brand is forgotten, sorry) to pop some of the background up and adhered the sentiment + one branch on top of the hexagon. I quite like how this turned out! I hope you do too! I look forward seeing what you'll create for us. 

I'd like to join:


Thursday, 17 August 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Time Out, 'Colorful'.

This challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn and our winner receives an amazing $25 voucher to their store! Our winner also gets called to guest design in a future challenge. This time our guest is the very talented Fran. To see her card, all the DT inspiration along with challenge details, click HERE!

I made a colorful background with ink blending. I begun with one of those faux watercolor patterned papers (in yellow hues) and blended on that -I got my results way faster than if I would have used white card stock. I also did a little tone on tone stenciling but it's hardly noticeable and even less so in the photo! 
The butterflies are by Lawn Fawn, sentiment by Altenew. I die cut a bunch of butterflies and randomly adhered them to my background. Very simple but love how this turned out! 

I hope to see you playing along. xxx

I'd like to join:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Use your Favorite Technique (ink blending on colored card)


Saturday, 12 August 2023

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

 Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational where my team mate Marlena has chosen "Iridescent" as her cue word for us! You can interpret this in many ways -think acetate, holographic card, vellum... There's plenty to choose from!

I've made a little shaker card where I've used acetate for the window along with iridescent sequins. The cover plate comes from Textures by Lou Collins (available in Craft Stash) and the frame die is by Waffle Flower. Sentiment by Altenew. For a shaker this was pretty quick to make -using the frame die helped in keeping things nice and neat!

I hope to see you playing along. xxx