Saturday, 24 November 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
At Less Is More we have our final challenge for 2018 for you -after this challenge we'll be back in January! Our last challenge for 2018 is a one layer challenge and a very good one for those last minute Christmas cards:

This time our guest designer is the talented Katrina. She and our design team have made fun samples for you... Looks like we are all in the mood for Christmas! :)

I made a super simple and quick card using a snowflake stencil, two colors of ink, an old make up brush for spreading the ink + a CAS-ual Fridays stamps sentiment for the greeting. I think this greeting is so perfect for CAS -it's pretty much all you need for a quick card! I used a blue rhinestone as my one and only embellishment in the "i" in the word Christmas... I think this took 5-10 minutes to make :)

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers! I look forward seeing what you'll create. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational:

I went with "Magical Christmas" due to a beautiful holiday sentiment stamp I have from CAS-ual Fridays stamps. Also the snowflakes I used are their stamps. I've stamped some of them with very pastel colored inks (I thought this was an unrealistic and therefore magical choice!) and then embossed some of them with pearl white powder. The sentiment is heat embossed with grey powder. The card is very pretty and soft looking IRL but taking the photo in the dark November weather we have here in Finland was a pain... Please click the photo larger for a bit more detailed image. 

Do head on over to our challenge blog for more inspiration from my DT buddies, you'll love what you see! Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out, where we are inspired by one of our Home Sweet Home photos. Before I'll show you the photo I'll also mention that our blog has a fabulous new look including new badges! I'm sure you'll love it. :) Here's the new players badge:

And now let's get into the photo.

I was inspired by Christmas look, the square shape of the pillows and the overall color palette. I love the fresh, Scandinavian look my card turned out to have! Sorry for the dark photo though... We haven't seen sun in weeks. :( You'll have to just take my word that the white is white IRL! The die is by Marianne Designs and the sentiment is from a Winnie and Walter set. 

I hope you'll join us! This challenge is sponsored by the amazing Altenew and our guest designer this time is Mughda. Love her unique card making style! Don't miss any of the inspiration, head on over to our challenge blog, with the new fantastic look, HERE!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More:

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers. Do play along for a chance to win a fabulous prize or to be chosen as a guest designer in the future!

I made two cards this time. It's been grey and rainy for the past week in Finland so photographing these was a pain... Please try to imagine the whites as pure whites and click the photos larger for closer look at the details!! 

Card 1 Silver

For my first card I chose silver. I've die cut a Marianne Design snowflake and backed it with silver mirror card, it shows beautifully from the openings the die cut. I also die cut a circle from silver glitter card and heat embossed a CAS-ual Fridays sentiment. Lot's of silver in this card! 

Card 2 Copper

My second card is a bit more busy but hopefully still CAS. I've die cut a Papertrey Ink snowflake and heat embossed it twice with sparkly copper powder. The Winnie and Walter sentiment is heat embossed on non-sparkly copper powder. The soft pink rectangle is die cut with a Penny Black die. I love copper and pink together! 

This post is pretty short and sweet, sorry about that... But I'm glad to have you popping by and hope to see you again! Do visit my DT buddies for more metallic inspiration! 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT. We are Inspired by Words this time snd here's the quote:

We are extremely glad to once again be sponsored by STAMPlorations! Most of our DT is playing with STAMPlorations products -don't miss any of the cards and challenge details, click HERE!

In my card I've played with a new (to me) Hero Arts sentiment stamp/die set and CAS-ual Fridays snowflake stamps which were my absolutely favorite stamps last Christmas. I decided to create a Christmas card because... well, Happy Holidays! I'm so behind in my Christmas cards that I need to find a way to make a Christmas card with all my DT makes lol. 

I've colored in the stamped wonderful-word with copics and then die cut it with the matching die. It's amazing how detailed this die cuts! The result looks like if you fussy cut it out -but totally clean of course! I then cut the same sentiment 4 times out of black card and adhered all the words together for creating a sturdy embellishment. I used gold Stickles for sparkle. The snowflakes are simply stamped -the word Christmas is heat embossed. I finished the card off with some red gems. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 27 October 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for our new recipe challenge at Less is More:

Dimension is one of my favorite "spices" to add to clean and simple card making so I just love this recipe of ours! I'm happy to be back at Less Is More after a break for one whole month -I've moved house and my crafting supplies have been out of reach. Slowly getting back into the swing of things! 

The month of October is sponsored by Uniko. Play along for a chance to win a fabulous prize... And for a chance to be called to guest design for us! Our guest designer this time is Claire and her card is full of great ideas for dimension -don't miss it! 

My card is created with dies by Concord and 9th and Winnie and Walter. As soon as I saw this glorious leaf die from Concord and 9th I knew I had to have it. I love the large size and the detailed look! I cut the leaf from orange card and gave it ombre ink blending for more dimensional look. I also spashed some golden water color on it for sparkle. I've popped up the white pierced rectangle (cut with Winnie and Walter die) and the sentiment banner with fun foam for extra dimension. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder for subtle extra dimension! Hope you like! 

I'd like to join:
Crazy for CAS: Fall in Love

CAS-ual Fridays: Inspiration photo

CAS on Friday: Fall or Halloween

I hope you'll visit our challenge blog for more DT inspiration! Thanks for popping by! 

Saturday, 20 October 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
For the next fortnight at Inkspirational we'd like you to use vellum in your projects! My sample is super simple and maybe the easiest way to use vellum ever but our DT has plenty of more complex inspiration for you in our challenge blog! Our guest designer this time is the talented Wei. Play along and one day you could be invited to guest design as well!

I've colored in a Winnie and Walter rose image with Copics. I had the pre-stamped and heat embossed Hero Arts sentiment on vellum ready in my stash... And I decided to use if tor this card. The gold looked a bit "lonely" so I added lots of pen detail to roses with two shades of metallic gel pens to bring more gold to the card. That's really all there is to this card... Super simple!

I hope to see you joining us!