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!


Saturday 18 May 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational where our DT member Pia has chosen a very fun theme for the next fortnight... Spotlight technique! There's many possible ways to execute this technique and there's great DT samples in the challenge blog. You can also make a quick google search and find many videos, tutorials and more image inspiration! 

In my card I've used Altnew's CYL kit Meadow Breeze stamp with coordinating stencils. I stamped and stenciled the image twice: my first image was stenciled with only grey ink... And my second image was stenciled with very colorful inks! 

I cut an arch shape out of the colorful version and placed it on top of the grey one and voila, I used the spotlight technique! :) The die cut sentiment is from Altenew's CYL kit Seasonal Blooms. I splattered with black water color this time and it was a bit runny... Some Altenew enamel dots cover a couple of crazy looking splatters... Luckily they fell into a pretty nice visual triangle lol! 

I hope to see you joining our challenge!

I'd like to join:

The Flower Challenge for May: Color Your Flower 


Thursday 9 May 2024

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with a quick post to tell you about our new challenge at Time Out! For the next fortnight our theme is Alphabet Magnet Day.

Although traditionally, we might think of magnetic letters as a children’s toy, the first known magnetic letters were actually created for the space industry. Click HERE for a bit of history behind the magnetic letters that have been decorating the faces of refrigerators for 50 years.

For this challenge you can for example use letter dies, large word dies, patterned paper with writing as focal point, embossing folders with letters or large words... many possibilities! 

For my card I used supplies form our sponsor Altenew: JOY-die and coordinating stencils and Festive Greenery embossing folder. The embossing folder has coordinating stencils too, but to make my card front mimic a fridge door more, I left it white lol! 

I hope to see you playing along. In addition to the Altenew prize, our winner also gets called to guest design in the future. This time our guest is the very talented Carol from Saw it. Had to Make it.  She made two amazing cards for our inspiration! Don't miss Carol's card, more DT inspiration and all the challenge details, click HERE.

I'd like to join:


Saturday 4 May 2024

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Inkspirational! Our challenge for the next fortnight is "Seasonal". That means we want you to either choose an occasion related to a Season (like winter/Christmas) or use images specifically related to some season. 

I have chosen Summer as my season and sunflowers as my specific image. Sunflowers are wonderful in late summer... many Finns grow them all the way from seeds and yet they become huge and bloom amazing come July/August! 

. I colored in a Waffle Flower classic image, Sunflower Love, with Copics and Altenew pencils. I've die cut it with matching dies and created a card layout with patterned paper and some scraps from my scraps box. The white panel is heat embossed with a background stamp by the Ton with white pearl powder. I heat embossed a white sentiment (by Altenew) to the grey circle. I always get so happy when I'm able to use elements from my scraps box lol!

I'd like to join:
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: Anything Floral Goes


Thursday 25 April 2024

New Challenge t Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with a DT card for our new challenge at Time Out. For the next fortnight we have a photo challenge for you and this time it's an extra special one: we are inspired by a purse by Running Stitch Design and this purse will also be the prize for our winner! How fun is that! Running Stitch Design is owned by one of our former DT members Kim and we are very happy to collaborate with her in this challenge.  Our winner also gets called to guest design in a future challenge and this time it's the super talented Cornelia -do visit her amazing blog! 

My card might look very different from the purse with a quick glance, but I was actually inspired by the blue dots in the fabric (I used LOADS of them lol) and of the stripes of the brown fabric (have a look at my background paper, lots of stripes there!). 

The flower stamps and coordinating coloring stencils are by Altenew and so is the sentiment. 

The dot stencil for the background comes from Hero Arts. 

I'd like to join:
We Love Stamping: Spring/Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes
Stencil Fun for April: Spring/Anything Goes

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