Thursday, 14 December 2017

TIME OUT Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here with a quick post to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT. We are inspired by the fun Christmas themed photo above -lots to be inspired by here! Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko. Read all about the prize and be inspired of our DT projects HERE

If you look at the very first wooden rectangle where Graham's stocking is attached you'll see pretty obviously how I was inspired. :) I had an a4 sheet of this woodgrain paper and I actually made four quick cards with the same design. The Finnish Christmas sentiment is heat embossed with gold powder and I added some extra bling with sequins. I love the large snowflake die my wonderful crafty friend Sandie has given me some years ago -I think it might be PTI but I'm not sure. Correct me if I'm wrong Sandie! :) 

Our guest designer this time is one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah! She actually used to be a DT member at TIME OUT and it's great to have her back for this challenge. Play along and you could be invited to guest design for us one day too! Happy crafting!

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas card with a Yeti!

Hi friends!
I'm here to share a Christmas card I made with this cute little MFT Yeti I got from my Time Out DT buddy Stephanie! I love these guys and am super grateful to Stephanie who was so kind and sent me many stamped and die cut Yetis... Thank you Stephanie! I've colored my Yeti with Copics and added Wink of Stella to his hat and scarf. The background scene is created with MFT die + sponging distress inks + splattering white acrylic paint and white gold Kuretake Starry Watercolor for stars and snow. The sentiment is simply stamped and is Finnish for Merry Christmas. 

I'd like to join:

City Crafter Challenge: Where did you get that hat

AAA Cards: Sparkle 

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: Stamping + 2 mixed media choices
(sponging inks, splattering paint, die cutting, Copics, WOS, sequins!)

Addicted to CAS: Sparkle

CAS on Friday: Christmas

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi guys!

We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More! This post is a couple of hours late due to me being an airhead -I forgot it's Saturday... So I'll just quickly tell you about my cards and click publish!

Card 1
In my first card this week I'm using a beautiful candle stamp by STAMPlorations along with a sentiment stamp by CAS-ual Fridays. The sentiment says "It's the most wonderful time of the year", it's a bit tricky to read in the photo. I've cut a circle out of masking paper and placed it on top of my card base. I've then stamped the candles and masked them. The background is made with sponging with distress inks + splattering with white acrylic paint + gold watercolor by Kuretake (the starry colors palette).

With my candles- card I'd like to join:

Card 2

I've used same techniques in my second card. I've masked a snowbank + a moon that I had first sponged with greyish ink and then made the distress inked sky + splattered white paint + shiny watercolor for stars and snow. This time I used the white gold color from the starry watercolors palette -it's almost silver, very pretty! The sentiment is by CAS-ual Fridays again. 

I'd like to join CASology: Stormy with my landscape card. I think there's a snow storm happening in there! :)

I'm also joining:

I hope to see you playing along at Less Is More! Our blog is filled with more inspiration by our DT + information about the challenge details and our December sponsor, Happy Little Stampers so do head on over there!

Monday, 4 December 2017

December Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the December Christmas challenge at Happy Little StampersOur winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE!

I've used our optional twits and created a scene with a stencil and distress inks. Love this stencil! I also used some snowflake stamps by CAS-ual Fridays. The die cut sentiment is by STAMPlorations. 

This will be my last creation for HLS. I'd like to thank Kylie for the fun time I had creating Christmas cards... Being in this team has certainly helped me getting all those X mad cards done!

Happy crafting everyone and I hope to see you playing along! Don't forget to check out more DT inspiration from the blog! 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi guys!
It's time for a color challenge at Less Is More. This time we've chosen colors that are just perfect for your Christmas card crafting:

Let's have a quick look of the cards I've created for this week!

Card 1 

This card is created with a die I got to borrow from my crafty friend Milla when she was visiting me last summer. I quite like how simply I could use the color palette by just backing the die cut openings with colored card! I stamped a Finnish Christmas greeting to the middle of the die cut panel and after attaching it to a card base this card was ready in no time at all...  I think I got it made in under ten minutes! :) 

Card 2 

These Swedish style stamps come from Hero Arts and I love them! I combined them with a Christmas greeting by the Greeting farm and die cut the panel with a decorative MFT rectangle die before attaching it to a card base. I think this card was even faster to make than my first card... I was speed crafting this week! :) 

With this card I'd like to enter:
AAA Cards: Christmas (my 2nd entry)

CAS on Friday: Christmas (my 2nd entry)

I hope to see you playing along this week! Our December sponsor is the wonderful Happy Little Stampers and HLS owner and designer Kylie is joining us in this challenge as a guest designer. Always fun to have you visiting us at LIM, Kylie! The challenge blog is filled with DT inspiration, don't miss any of the cards, click HERE. Happy crafting!

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational. We are inspired by this fun photo:

I chose glittery cold, black and white from the color scheme of the photo and made a card celebrating Christmas -they are celebrating something in the photo for sure too! I've used my favorite snowflake die (Joy Crafts), MFT fishtail banner die + CAS-ual Fridays sentiment. A very quick and simple CAS card but I do like the end result, this looks quite festive! The sentiment "Joy to the world" is a bit hard to read in the photo, all that shine was a bit too much for my poor old camera (just when I wrote on Thursday that I'm in better terms with it finally...).

I hope to see you playing along! Please check all the DT work HERE, you'll surely be inspired! 

I'd like to play along:

AAA Cards: Christmas

(my 2nd entry)

CAS on Friday: Christmas

(stamping + heat embossing, die cutting, vellum, sequins!) 

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my reminder card for the current TIME OUT challenge. This is a happy post because a) I like the card I made and b) my photographs are finally getting better... I finally noticed there was something wrong with the settings of my camera. I've literally wanted to throw the whole camera to the bin during the last two weeks or so when taking photos of the cards that I made... Now I feel like taking new photos of everything! :) 

We are Inspired by Words at TIME OUT and here's the quote:

In my card I'm using a wonderful sentiment stamp by our sponsor STAMPlorations from a set called Words of Gratitude . I think this is such a beautiful saying and something to think about when having a bad day! The large flower stamp, heat embossed with white, comes from Altenew. The stitched half-circle is by MFT.

I hope you'll head on over to our blog and be inspired by our wonderful GD Izzy (one of my favorite card makers!) and our DT members. 

I'd like to join:

CASology: Round

Happy crafting!