Tuesday, 7 December 2021
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
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!
Saturday, 13 November 2021
I'm here to share three cards I made for the "Most Wonderful Time" challenge that is running for the month of November at Waffle Flower blog. It's the second week of the challenge where we are encouraged to use non traditional holiday colors... And I think my two first cards fit that category very well! The die I'm using is called "Winter Floral Panel Die". Along with the die I'm using different kinds of glitter/mirror card stocks combined with regular card.
Red and pink glittery mirror card.... And sparkly black card stock. This card has quite a bit of dimension, all the colorful bits are raised.
Rainbow glitter mirror card with regular purple and green card. Quite a bit of dimension in the flower again!
In this card I've used the same pink and red card for the flower than in the first one -just the opposite pieces. No fancy glitter card wasted! :) In this the pieces are inlaid so it will be very easy to mail!
I'm also joining:
Stamping Sensations: Christmas
Hope you like and thanks for popping by!
Thursday, 4 November 2021
We have a new challenge, "Precious" for you at Time Out... But we also have a DT Call! Exciting times! Here are our DT duties:
- Creating two cards per month that follow the challenge theme
- Commenting on the blogs of those who enter our challenge
- Supporting our administrative team by helping with digital graphics/images
- Post on your blog to promote the challenge and our sponsors
This design team call will be open for the duration of this challenge. If you have any questions related to the DT call, you can mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now onto the card I made for this challenge! The adorable gopher image is by Sugar Pea Designs and I have colored him with Copics and gel pens. The masked night sky is made with distress inks and I've also used a Create a Smile stencil for the stars. Hope you like!
I look forward seeing what you'll create for the challenge... And maybe you feel like joining our DT call too! Happy crafting! xxx
Monday, 1 November 2021
This autumn is just flying by and we are already at November!!! The first month of the month means that we have a new month long challenge beginning for you at AAA Birthday and this time we want to see birthday cards with animals! My penguins are technically birds hmmm... But part of the animal kingdom, right? :) Please head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration and all the challenge details.
In my mini slimline card I've created a little CAS scene -apart from the added die cut heart embellies the card front is all one layer. This simple color palette is quite pleasing to the eye I think!
Thank you for popping by and I hope to see you playing along in our challenge!
Thursday, 21 October 2021
I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where for the next fortnight we are inspired by "Down to Earth". There's alaso an optional twist to use kraft card and all the entrants that have chosen the optional twist have the chance to win a gift voucher to our sponsor Alex Syberia! Alex Syberia makes amazing digital stamps and cut files.
I used an Alex Syberia image Autumn Leaves Frame, colored it with Altenew markers, cut a window to it and and made my card into a shaker. The sentiment comes from Altenew. My inspiration comes from fall time: during autumn the ground in Finland is covered with leaves that have fallen down from the trees -lots of raking for us house owners lol! The fallen leaves would have beautiful earthy tones in real life but in my card I decided to play with lots of color. It's soon the darkest time of the year and I wanted make something that would be very cheerful and uplifting!
Thank you for popping by and now it's your turn to take time out and craft. xx
Thursday, 7 October 2021
I'm here with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where the next fortnight we are focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness. Our challenge is for you to make a friendship and/or encouragement card. The optional twist is to use Pink in your card.
We take breast cancer awareness very seriously. Early detection of Breast Cancer is the key and it is advised to do a self exam-check every month. You can check out this link for more info on self exams or just more information about Breast Cancer in general - here.
Please do pass this information to friends and go do that self exam!
This challenge is sponsored by the incredible and very generous CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! If you use our twist of pink you could win a $25 voucher to their amazing store. Our design team will also vote for another winner who gets to join us as guest designer in a future challenge. Our GD this time is the very talented Natasa. Don't miss her card or any of the DT inspiration, click HERE!
In my card I've used a background stamp by CAS-ual Fridays and all other products by Waffle Flower Crafts. The sentiment and background are heat embossed with white powder, the leaves are simply stamped and copic colored.
Now it's your turn to take time out and craft! I look forward seeing what you'll create! Thank you for stopping by. xxx
Monday, 4 October 2021
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at AAA Birthday Card Challenges where in the month of October we want to see you make slimline birthday cards! Alex Syberia is our sponsor in this challenge and many DT members are playing with her amazing digis and cut files. All the challenge and prize details along with lots of DT inspiration HERE!
I used an Alex Syberia image called Autumn Bouquet as my focal point and colored it in with Copics and Altenew markers. I added lots of shine from Stickles and Wink of Stella! Some of my coloring did not really please my eye so I decided to add some die cut maple leaves (die by Poppystamps if I remember right!) to hide my errors lol! The background is inked after some simple masking and I've also splattered paint and added some gems. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! I look forward seeing you playing along!
I'd like to play along:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge: All things Autumn
Sunday, 26 September 2021
today I have a very special post for you! I have the great joy to join the creative, talented folks at Waffle Flower as a guest designer for week 4 of their September Fall Favorites challenge. This week we are showing projects related to Halloween!
If you are new to Waffle Flower's monthly Challenges, here's how they run: The challenges always have an overall main theme (for example now in September it's Fall Favorites). The design team encourages you to think outside the box and add different kinds of twists to your projects. Each week there's inspiration in the blog highlighting one of the twists. There's only one link tool for the whole month so you can create your cards inspired by all of the twists during the whole month and add them to the linky as the month proceeds. I really love this original and inspiring way this challenge runs! Here are the suggested twists for September:
click HERE to have a look at the Challenges at Waffle Flower blog.
I made two inspiration cards for you:
Shaker card with Halloween colors
In this card I used the whimsical Fall Dreams stamp along with the co-ordinating die and created a fall card with Halloween colors! I also thought Halloween is such playful time that why not make a shaker card just for fun! :) I've water colored my images with distress inks.
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
Would you say pumpkin is one of the most iconic Halloween decor items? To me it is! :) I used the stamp set Pumpkin House both for the stamped background and for the distress ink water colored image. I added paint splatters to embellish the background and covered the pumpkin house with Wink of Stella for sparkle.
Please head on over to the Challenges at Waffle Flower blog and have a look at more inspiration by Dana and Arjita for Week 4: Halloween... Along with inspiration for weeks 1-3 of the September Fall Favorites challenge! You'll love what you see and want to play along for sure!!
Thank you for popping by and a huge thank you to Sunshine and Arjita at Waffle Flower for inviting me as guest designer and making me feel very welcome!
Thursday, 23 September 2021
I'm here today with my DT card for new challenge at Time Out where we are inspired by this beautiful quote and these words:
You can be inspired by the whole quote (maybe make an encouragement card for example) or just choose one word/ some words as your starting point. I went the obvious route for me and chose flowers to color in! :) I worked with a cute poinsettia stamp by our sponsor Altenew. Me and my wonderful DT buddy (and IRL buddy too, we have met once!) Jill created our cards together in a fun crafty zoom session -we have had a couple of those and it's a very nice way to craft with a friend + connect with someone who is far, far away from you. Highly recommend!
In my card I've heat embossed the poinsettia image several times with gold and copper powders and water colored them with water colors. I was playing with a small set of White Nights watercolor that I bought locally -it's super pigmented and I have trouble moving it around -I think I need to try different paper. However I do love the strong, rich colors they create! Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge information and more DT inspiration too. After that: Happy crafting! xx
Stamping Sensations: Favorite Stamp
I've had an eye on this stamp since receiving a Christmas card with it a couple of years ago (from Jill actually!) and it was on sale this fall in a Finnish web shop... I had to have it and I absolutely love it! also the sentiments in the set are super.
We Love Chocolate Baroque: Anything Goes with Celebration option
Friday, 17 September 2021
I'm here today with a guest design card for Uniko Sept/Oct Challenge. Very fun to be guest designing for them! I love Uniko products, they are such high quality, and this UK based company has a very inspiring design team. Do not miss the fun and inspiration, click HERE!
This time the challenge is Anything Goes with the optional twist of fall colors -I totally went that road! :)
I've used English Country Garden butterfly stamps along with a background stamp called Mid Century Modern. This card is very much inspired by the previous card I posted... I've used the same techniques of masking, stamping and drawing a frame. My coloring is done with Copics and I've also added a lot of sparkle to the butterflies with glitter pen and Wink of Stella. The sentiment is by Altenew.
With my card I'd like to join:
We Love Chocolate Baroque: Anything Goes
Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you playing along at Uniko!
Thursday, 9 September 2021
I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Time Out where we challenge you to be Brave!
This challenge is sponsored by Funky Fossil Designs and our winner receives a £15 voucher to their store. Our winner is also invited to join in as a guest designer in a future challenge. This time our GD is Rahmat, one of our regular players. Don't miss her amazing card and all the DT inspiration and challenge info, click HERE!
In my card I've used stamps and stencil by Funky Fossil Designs. I super love how this turned out! I've stamped the bees first, masked them... Then stenciled the honeycomb design and then stamped the geometric shapes. The bees are quickly colored with Copics and I've added a lot of Stickles to their wings! The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder on black card. I thought "use your wings" is pretty much a synonym to "be brave". :)
I'd like to join:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle and Shine (the wings!)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stamp It
We Love Chocolate Baroque: Anything Goes
Thank you for popping by and happy crafting!
Monday, 6 September 2021
I'm here with my DT project for AAA Birthday Card Challenge where in the month of September we want to see something else than cards!
I have made a little bookmark with a die cut birthday sentiment that is loosely attached to the strings -the recipient can easily remove it and use this as a regular bookmark. This was fun to make! The heat embossed floral image is by Altenew, so is the slimline die, the dies I used for the hole come from Winnie and Walter. Sentiment by STAMPlorations. Attaching the wooden beads was a bit fiddly but I did succeed with them in the end! :)
Please head on over to our challenge blog with more DT inspiration and for all the information on how to play long. Thanks for popping by!
Thursday, 26 August 2021
A super quick post from me, am a bit in a hurry when writing this...
We are back with another fun challenge for you at Time Out Challenges and this time it's one of our popular theme challenges and this theme encourages you to use colored base card/ card front in your project! We also have an optional twist of adding embellishments.
Please have a look at our blog for all the prize info, challenge details and lots of more DT inspiration!
Stamp used: by Simon Says Stamp
Other key supplies of the card: Two shades of red card, copper embossing powder, colored pencils for the poinsettias, white and gold paint for splatters.
Thank you for popping by!
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Hi friends! It's time for a new challenge at Time Out! This time it is a photo inspiration where you can for example see an amazingly cute bag (i just love that fabric!!) that our DT member Kim has made. We are letting you know about her amazing store RunningStitchDesign and you could win the bag in the photo if you are DT's favorite!! I hope to see you all playing along!
We are enjoying of creativity of two guests this time: Nathalie/Wonderingwabbit shares her amazing pencil art with us and Sandie, co-founder, design team member and former super leader of Time Out is joining us as well with her always stylish CAS style! Good times!
In my card I was inspired by the abstract looking "blob of color" in the middle of the bag -somehow it reminded me of a feather! I used two feathers that I had die cut from a watercolored panel. I used baby blue base which in the photo looks very dark... But I assure you it's more closer to the colors of the photo IRL! This photo has a lot to do with creativity so this Altenew sentiment seemed perfect, heat embossed with white powder. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
I'm here today with a very special post... Time OUT Challenges is participating in Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop and I had the joy and honor to create two cards for the post! Please have a look at the post at Time Out Challenges to learn how you can take part in the fun!
I created two cards for the post using Altenew products.
The background is Brusho and I had super fun making it! I simply sprinkled couple of shades of brushos to the background and created bursts of color with spraying water on top. The Scalloped Ornament stamp is stamped on Neenah, colored with Copics and Altenew Markers and die cut with co-ordinating die. I added some white gel pen, white paint splatters and gold sequins for finishing touches. The sentiment stamps come from Seasonal Blooms set. To make the flower portion of the card pop even more, I die cut a rectangle out from the background and popped it up on foam for more dimension.
|Using Scalloped Ornaments stamps and dies, Seasonal Blooms stamps and dies, Nesting Slim Rectangles Die Set |
This card took a while to make due to the coloring of the large image... But then again there was not much else to do! I loved how it turned out. This one is colored solely with Altenew Markers.
|Using Simply Spring stamp set and sentiment die from Seasonal Blooms die set|
Please head on over to Time Out blog for all the hop details!
With these cards I'd like to play along:
The Flower Challenge: Card 2 (die cut sentiment)
Monday, 2 August 2021
I'm here with a simple CAS birthday card for the August Challenge at AAA Birthday Card Challenge. This month we are sponsored by the fabulous digital stamps company Varada Sharma and I'm using their cute Lotus image in my card, colored with Copics. The challenge itsef is a photo inspiration:
I was inspired in a very literal way, I went with the flower theme and color scheme of the photo!
Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge and prize details along with plenty of inspiration from our guest designer Rachelle and our DT members! Do remember that we look for birthday themed cards that are inspired by the photo below. I look forward seeing you play along! Happy crafting!