Thursday, 13 January 2022

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

It's time for the first Time Out Challenge of 2022... And it is a wonderful one, "In Love"! Time to remember your loved ones, get working on those Valentine's cards or just be in love with whatever that feels suitable -like with stylish shoes as I've been! :) We all know how many ladies are almost obsessed with beautiful shoes, right! I've used a beautiful digital image by our sponsor Alex Syberia. All the challenge and prize details in the challenge blog, simply click HERE! Our winners always get called to guest design for us and this time we have one of my very good friends joining us -Milla from Mustesormi blog. We both live in Finland but there's quite many hours in a train between us... So due to the pandemic we haven't met in more than two years now. :( However we have spent many many fun crafty weekends together, just coloring away, chatting, eating candy and enjoying an occasional drink -Coca Cola for Milla and red wine for me! :) Miss you, Milla! 

My card is very CAS this time -I've simply colored in the image with Copics, added some gems, black heat embossed the sentiment (by Altenew), attached the panel to a card base and called it ready. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 


Monday, 3 January 2022

New Challenge and Micro Blog Hop at AAA Birthday!


Hi friends!

The new challenge at AAA Birthday for January 2022 (yay for the new year!) is to create birthday cards with two of your favorite colors. I have many favorite combos but I decided to go with blue and green. I made my card using an Altenew stencil set "Playful Patterns" and combined that with sentiment stamps from SSS. A quick and easy card! 

The first challenge of the year is also part of a micro blog hop:

To celebrate the New Year, new beginnings and new blog colours AAA Birthday and AAA Cards are having a micro blog hop.

Fancy winning a £10 spend at ........ or a second prize of a mystery parcel? Then play along like this:

1. Comment on both AAA Birthday and AAA Cards first 2022 challenge post.

2. For two extra entries into the draw enter a different card at each of the first 2022 challenges.

To accommodate the different timings of the two challenges the Micro Hop will begin at 8.00am UK time on Sunday 9th January and close at 23.55 UK time on Saturday 22nd January.

You can of course enter cards at AAA Birthday before and after those dates, but they will not be a part of the prize draw.

Happy crafting and enjoy the hop too! xxx

Thursday, 30 December 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!

 Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where our last challenge of the year is "New". The challenge is sponsored by Uniko with a stamp set for our winner! We also call our winners to guest design for us and this time our guest is the CAS superstar Chrissie. We also have two amazing new DT members, Nancy and Aarthi... Click HERE to visit the challenge blog to meet all these ladies and to be inspired!! All challenge and prize details there too. 

I've used a new (to me) Penny Black image and also the teal Copic combo for the vase is new... Also I think I've never used exactly this kind of card layout in a square card so I'll call that new too! The panel behind the flower image is a water colored panel I made months ago. I added interest by die cutting a SSS heart shape. Sentiment die is by Altenew. 

I'd like to join:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything PB Goes

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

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

December Waffle Flower Challenge


Hi friends!
I'm here with a super quick post to share a card I made for the December challenge at Waffle Flower blog. This challenge is all about winter birthdays and the timing was perfect -I needed a card for my crafting buddy Milla , she celebrated her birthday on the 15th. All sorts of Christmas preparations have taken up my time so that I'm sharing my card here only now... But better late than never and at least the challenge is still running lol! So, I'm inspired of the theme of the first week of the challenge although the third week is already running. :) I'm using WF poinsettia stamps and dies along with a sentiment from another floral set. I've colored the images with a combination of Copics and Altenew markers. The background die is by Catherine Pooler and the oval is by SSS if I remember right. Hope you like and thank you so much for popping by! Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating! xxx

Thursday, 16 December 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

It's time for the second last challenge of 2021 at Time Out! This time we have chosen a pretty wide theme: Inspiration.

The challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook! Play along for a chance to win a gift voucher and to be called to guest design for us! This time our talented GD is Cindy and she has made the cutest wintry card for us. Don't miss Cindy's card, all the challenge details and more DT inspiration, click HERE

My card was inspired by a card by the owner and designer of Heidin Korttipaja, a Finnish company whose sentiment die I'm also using in this card. She had done such fun inking on the sentiment die to match her card panel that I just had to try it out! Loved the sparkly snowflakes on her card too. Have a look at the card at Instagram:

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


Tuesday, 7 December 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday!


Hi friends!
At AAA Birthday Card Challenges we are looking for easel cards in December! Our design team and talented GD Jenny have made wonderful cards for your inspiration, don't miss any of the beautiful cards and all the challenge details HERE

I created my card with Altenew stamps and patterned papers. Sorry for the weird light in my photos, I took the photos on a dark day and was having some difficulties! Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you joining us. 

Thursday, 2 December 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out where we this time have a fun photo inspiration challenge for you:

This challenge is sponsored by one of our regular supporters, STAMPlorations, with a $25 voucher to their store. As always our winner also gets to guest design for us -this time our GD is Bobby whose style we absolutely love! Don't miss Bobby's card or any of the DT inspiration and challenge details, click HERE.

I made a super quick and simple Christmas card using dies and patterned paper. I was most inspired by the woodgrain in the tray, the text on the wall art and the overall color scheme. The poinsettia die is by Altenew. 

I'd like to join:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Happy Holidays/ Christmas

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