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Saturday 24 February 2024

New Post at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!
We have a beautiful pastel colored moodboard for you at Inkspirational for the next two weeks. Make sure to check out all the DT inspiration and challenge details HERE and then play along! 



I decided to work with the peonies of the first photo and also the "frilly edge" of the cake plate in the second photo. My background stamping is also inspired by the pattern in the first photo -I didn't have any swirl stamps to play with so I chose something else but I did want to make a subtle background like in the photo! 

The peony stamp is by Newton's Nook. "Frilly edge" die by Marianne design. Sentiment is by Spellbinders and background stamp is by the Ton. I used white pearl embossing powder for the background, love the look! It's beautifully shiny and shimmery IRL. The peonies are colored with Altenew Woodless coloring pencils. 

I hope to see you joining us!

I'm playing along at:

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: Anything floral goes
We Love Stamping UK: Anything goes





 

Thursday 15 February 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
At Time Out Challenges we have a very special post for you today. We are celebrating our 10th birthday. Yes, 10th!! We therefore have 10 sponsor prizes for grabs... And also as a special treat Time Out co-founder Sandie is joining us in the fun. Head on over to Time Out Challenges for all the challenge details and lots of inspiration!

I wanted to play with an Altenew image (they are one of our sponsors) and I decided to choose one from my stash that I hadn't ever colored in yet. I've made several cards with this stamp but always using the coloring stencils. Coloring in your images of course makes more time... But it is so relaxing for me and always makes me feel very creative. My plan for 2024 is to find more time for coloring in! 

For the sunflowers, their leaves and tulip leaves I used my new Altenew watercolor brush markers -love love love them. I have the winter- and spring sets. Such a beautiful product!! For the tulips and small flowers I had to grab some other mediums to have suitable colors for Altenew February Inspiration challenge color palette -this obviously means I need more of those water color brush markers, right?!? :) 

I hope to see you playing along at Time Out. 

I'm playing along:








 

Saturday 10 February 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!
We have a new challenge "Hearts" at Inkspirational Challenges. I decided to use my SSS hearts die and made a sort of 3d design with it (unfortunately one can't really see the dimension in the photo). There's 3 layers of the pink flowers so they pop up beautifully from the centre. I covered them with Stickles too to make them very shiny. Small pink gems add to the shine as well. Sentiment is simply stamped and by Penny Black. Please head on over to our challenge blog for lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details!


I'd like to join: 
CAS on Friday: Valentine
Cut It Up Challenge: Have a Heart
Simply Clean And Simple: Anything Goes with Optional Theme of Pink
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Love/Valentine






 

Thursday 1 February 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
At Time Out we have a special challenge for you: We are CASEing a card by Sarah Gray, owner of Funky Fossil Designs (also the sponsor of this challenge). Sarah card is super inspiring with a wonderful artsy theme -make sure to head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration and more ideas on how to CASE Sarah's card. All the prize and challenge details are to be found there too. Our talented GD this time is Carol McFarland and you do not want to miss her fun card! 


I chose to CASE the layout of Sarah card and also used a splatter stencil in a similar way she did. The outline stamp is by Funky Fossil Designs and is called Lotus Reflections -isn't it gorgeous? The stamp set has a large stamp and a separate lotus flower -both are used here. I did some minor masking for the design in the top left corner. The splatter stencil I used is super old  and I have forgotten the maker of it. Love the style of the splatters in this stencil!

I hope to see you playing along. 
xxx


I'd like to join:




 

Saturday 27 January 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational! We have a very fun new challenge for you: Paper Piecing. Our DT member Marina chose the theme and she is the queen of paper piecing -she uses this technique often with stunning results! 


Please head on over to our challenge blog with lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details!

In my card I've used an Avery Elle stamp that I think I've never inked before, yaikes... I've had it for years though!! I knew I wanted to paper piece some sort of flower bouquet from my stamps but it turned out to be hard... This is my third attempt, all attempts with different stamps lol! Luckily this stamp looks great paper pieced I think. I should ask Marina for advice because for me this is a new technique! I know I've done it sometimes... But it's been years and years. So I'll call this a new technique for me! 

I'd like to join:

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: Anything Floral Goes
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: 1st Birthday Challenge Happy Birthday!
We Love Stamping UK: New/Anything Goes (trying new to me things: first time using this stamp and first time paper piecing in years and years!) 

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you joining us at Inspirational! 



 

Thursday 18 January 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Time Out, where we are Inspired by Words this time. What we have for you is a little haiku!

   “Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.”

 -Matsuo Basho- 




Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details, prize information and lots of more DT inspiration. This time our inspiring GD is Fran Wing and you do not want to miss the elegant, beautiful card that she made!

I decided to make a one color birthday card with wintry feel... An almost white on white design with just a grey card base and sentiment on  grey card stock. Grey is a neutral so I'm thinking this can still count as a white on white/ one color card! At least almost lol! 

The cute bird dies come from Lawn Fawn, the poinsettia circle is a Memory Box die. One of my absolutely favorite crafting materials is white glitter card stock so making this card made me very happy! A lot of white glitter card was used. :) 

I'm joining:

Snippets Playground: Celebration theme 
Happy 12th birthday to Snippets Playground under the leadership of Di!  
Apart from the grey base card, everything else is cut from snippets. :)

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Sparkle and Shine

Beautiful Blossoms: Anything Floral Goes

Beautiful Blossoms: Happy Birthday Special challenge
Happy 1st birthday! 




 

Saturday 13 January 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!


Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational, where we want you to use stencils... With an optional twist of two or more stencils/layering stencils. 


I played with two Hero Arts stencils. 

I begun with the Daisy Mosaic stencil and inked dark blue and black inks on navy card stock. I let it dry overnight (without removing the stencil) and then placed another Hero Arts stencil, Large Sprinkled Dots, on top and inked the circles with white HA pigment ink (the best white pigment ink if you ask me!). This looks kind of crazy and kind of cool I think! It looks almost glowy although all the inks are matt. A fun experimental project! 

The Altenew sentiment is heat embossed with white HA powder and then die cut and popped up with 3d foam stickers. 

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you joining us! Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details and lots of DT inspiration. 


I'd like to join:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: New (new stencil)

Moving Along With Times: New Craft Item (new stencil)

Stay Crafty With a Bog Named Hero: Everything old is new again 

-I used the Daisy Mosaic stencil that I've had for a while already together with Large Sprinkled Dots which I used for the first time here... And together this new and old stencil created a "new" third stenciled image! :)