Saturday 25 November 2023

Inkspirational Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!

I'm here with a fun summery card for Inkspirational where our current challenge is "Seasonal"!

 Christmas/Holiday would have ben the obvious season to choose... But I wanted to play with a Marianne Design kit that I had recently purchased so my season is summer! :) These are older stamps and dies but new to me. I absolutely love the flip flops! The paper I used is a freebie from Dreamflare Studios (free with purchase). I've added extra dimension and detail to the background by dry embossing it with a Spellbinders folder that creates a fabric like texture.  

This project came together very fast. The frame die fits the stamped image perfectly and the other die cuts easily found their places as embellishments... A nice and quick card! 

I look forward seeing what you'll create for our challenge! Lots of DT inspiration -and an inspiring gallery- in the challenge blog! xx


Thursday 23 November 2023

New Challenge + DT Call at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Time Out. This challenge doubles as a DT Call so make sure to check out all the details in our challenge blog HERE! Lots of wonderful inspiration from our talented guest designer Jennifer and our design team there too. 

The challenge for the next fortnight is nice an easy Winter/Holiday!

I made a card focusing on stunning Pinpoint dies from our sponsor Birch Press Design. These dies have such a unique look! I instantly knew I wanted to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards, but I usually tend to have some shaker bits flying out even after all the taping and reassuring... and I get frustrated... But I think this time this is pretty sturdy lol! I do not know if I have courage to send it in mail though. :) 

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


Thursday 9 November 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

 Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out! The next fortnight we are inspired by a fabulous purse created by our former DT member Kim who also runs an Etsy shop Running Stitch Design . The winner of this challenge will receive this purse as a prize! Wonderful, right?!? I do hope to see you playing along! 

I was inspired by the two toned poppies and the "patterned paper feel" of the fabric. My background paper is more blue than Kim's fabric, I'm totally in love with hers... But I didn't have a perfect match so this had to do! The poppy stamp is by Waffle Flower. Sentiments by Pinkfresh Studio. I've colored the flower with both pink and red petals but it's not very obvious in the photo -taking photos in natural light in Finland in November (and December, January, February and March lol!!) is not the easiest. :) 

Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you playing along! Lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details in our challenge blog HERE

Saturday 4 November 2023

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational! For the next fortnight we are inspired by this mood board:

My inspiration points were cookies, whipped cream and Christmas drinks (I'm thinking the bottom right image is from a Christmas hot cocoa nook!) ... along with white writing on black. I've colored a Dreamflare Studios digital image with a no line look -I printed the image to be only 20% of the normal outline strength. I used my Copics + colored pencils for the coloring. For an extra wintry look I decided to use a fSSS alling snow stencil with white paste but although this stencil is a long time fave I do regret using it this time... The image is quite delicate and the stencilig overpowers it a bit... But after using quite some time practicing coloring this image I didn't want to remake the card again lol!! The sentiment comes from a Tree Room Studios set.

Do head on over to Inkspirational for all the challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration!

I'd like to join:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Thinking of You


Friday 27 October 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges -sorry for being one day late with my card and post! 

Our challenge for the next fortnight is Inspired by Words:

"When we focus on our gratitude, 
the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes on"
Kristin Armstrong

You can use the whole quote as your starting point or just be inspired by one word or some words like "tide", "gratitude" or "love". Plenty of possibilities here! 


We are sponsored by Poppy Stamps with a generous $20 gift voucher and our winner also gets called to guest design in a future challenge. This time our inspiring GD is Deb Horst. Don't miss her fabulous card or any DT inspiration and challenge details, click HERE!

I was inspired by tide (made me think of waves) and love. My card ended up having a sort of maritime color palette, so I went into the direction of a masculine love-card. The stripy wavy die from my stash is unbranded, I unfortunately don't remember where it's from... But the sentiment and background die (more waves!) are by Altenew. Hope you like and thank you for stopping by! 

I'll join:

Saturday 21 October 2023

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational and it is 'Cold'. I knew I wanted to make a holiday/winter card and decided it was time to color in a Simon Says Stamp poinsettia stamp that I have -I've used this stamp before but have never colored it in. I used Karin markers and colored pencils for the coloring. The die cut sentiment is by Stamplorations and the heat embossed sentiment is from a Three Room Studio stamp set. My color combo is sort of "cold meets warm" and although it's maybe not super wintry... I do like it!

I hope to see you playing along. All challenge details with lots of more DT inspiration can be found HERE. Happy crafting! 

I'd like to join:
The Flower Challenge: Anything Goes (Happy 7th birthday and fabulous news that the challenge continues!) 


Thursday 12 October 2023

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!

I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Time Out! For the next fortnight we want to see projects with Vintage feel. In my honest opinion I didn't 100% succeed with the vintage feel... But I tried!! 

My inspiration was Vintage Christmas Ornaments... But the light colors makes them look a little bit modern after all lol. The dark background colors and dark silver sparkly card stock for leaves and ornaments do have a vintage feel though. I used a slightly sparkly embossing powder for the poinsettia pattern in the ornaments.The background is inked to create an ombre feel. I also splattered some shiny silver water color on top of everything. I do like all the subtle shine in the card from the dark glitter card, shiny splatters and sparkly embossing powder!

Many of the products used are by Hero Arts so I'll enter the Stay Crafty With a Blog Named Hero October challenge: Holiday. HA products used: Poinsettia Flowers Bold Prints background stamp, Bulb Ornament Infinity Dies, Holly Berries Stamp and Cut XL Dies. 

Sentiment is by Waffle Flower and the tiny poinsettias are Memory box dies. 

I'll also enter:

Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details!