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Friday, 23 July 2021

Card for Challenges!


HI friends!
I'm not often here with a card "just for fun" but today is the day! :) I've colored in an amazing Power Poppy digi with Copics and pencils. To finish off the card I just simply stamped a sentiment by Pinkfresh Studio and inked the edges of the panel with light blue distress ink. I used a scrap of spotty paper to give the image a "side frame" (I'm sure there's a better way to say that lol!). An image this gorgeous doesn't ned much else added, at least to my taste. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 

I'm joining:
The Flower Challenge: Spots/ stripes





Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Out with the old and in with the new (the paper is from my scraps box, the digi + sentiment stamps are both used for the first time!)







 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!

 


Hi friends!
I'm here today with my DT card for Time Out Challenges where we challenge you to be hungry! You can be literally hungry (like I've been, hungry for apples!) or you could also be hungry for love or fame for example. Our winner will win a fabulous prize from Lawn Fawn and will be called to guest design in a future. Please check our challenge blog for all the prize and challenge information along with lots of DT inspiration! This time our GD is the ever so talented Claire, one of our regular players. 


In my card I've used a stencil from Pinkfresh Studios for the background (or a set of two stencils to be more exact) and apple stamps from Picket Fence Studios. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! I hope to see you all joining us at Time Out!



Monday, 5 July 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday Card Challenges!

 Hi friends!

We are in July already and that means we have another inspirational AAA Birthday Card Challenge for you. This time we encourage you to use embossing folders in your birthday cards!



Play along and you could be called to guest design for us in a future challenge! This time our GD is the talented Debbie Mageed.

I've used an Altenew embossing folder that embosses a 3d frame. I hope you can see it clearly enough in the photo, blogger loves to make my photos look bad... :( I've also used sentiment stamps by Simon Says Stamp and flower stamps from Picket Fence. Coloring with Altenew markers. Hope you like!

Thank you for popping by! I look forward seeing your cards in the gallery. All the challenge info and fabulous DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE.  

I'm playing along at:
The Flower Challenge: Add spots (mine are gold paint)
We Love Chocolate Baroque: Beautiful Blooms




Thursday, 1 July 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Time Out where we want you to be inspired by movies!


You can be inspired by movies in general, choose some specific movie or even choose an genre of movies as your starting point. Many possibilities here! Head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details. Our winner wins an amazing prize from our sponsor Poppystamps and is called to guest design in a future challenge. This time our GD is the very talented Nancy Elrick from Nancy's Creative Mess. Do not miss her card or any DT inspiration, click HERE!

I was inspired by a classic scary crime/thriller movie Silence of the Lambs! You remember all the butterflies that are found in the killer's home?! Yaiks. The poster of the film is very simple with a black and white image of Jodie Foster and a reddish butterfly covering her mouth and along with the butterfly theme, I was inspired by the look of that poster. Sorry I can't seem to find an image that I could copy and share (none of the sites let me do that)  but if you google it, you'll find it!

I used a SSS Beautiful Butterflies stamp set in my card. All stamping with black Versafine. The card would be a one layer card if I would not have wanted to add that pop of red! :)

I was also inspired by the sketch at AAA Card Challenge



Also joining: 
CASology: Strength (Jodie Foster 's character surely needed strength in the movie! Also this is a 'Thinking of You' kind of card, sending strength to a friend)


Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you joining us at Time Out!









 

Friday, 11 June 2021

Time Out Challenges Reminder!


Hi friends!
I'm here with a quick post to remind you of our  current Inspired by Words challenge at Time Out! We are sponsored by the amazing Alex Syberia and I couldn't help myself, I just had to color one of her amazing florals and make a second DT card for this challenge lol! All the details about the challenge HERE.



I'd like to join:
Stamping Sensations: I Love... flower cards!
Uniko May/June: Anything Goes
We love Chocolate Baroque challenge: Hand colored image ( I used water colors)






 

Monday, 7 June 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday!


Hi friends!
It's time for the June challenge at AAA Birthday Card Challenges. This month our theme is my absolute favorite: Flowers! I couldn't be happier about this theme lol! I used an AMAZING peony stamp by Picket Fence in creating my card. It's stamped with black memento on kraft card and colored with Copics, Altenew markers and pencils. The sentiment stamps come from Simon Says Stamp. I was inspired by the colors of the June SSS IG challenge -those of you using Instagram, do check it out! 

All the challenge details and more inspiration from our design team and very talented guest designer Nancy in our challenge blog

I'm also joining:

The Flower challenge: CAS No idea if this qualifies... It does have quite a lot of empty space so I'm being hopeful! :) 


Stamping Sensations: I Love... Flower cards! 


Uniko Studios May/June challenge: Anything Goes + opt. twist of Using dies 



Thanks for popping by and happy crafting creating flower themed birthday cards! 








 

Thursday, 3 June 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


HI friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Time Out and this time it's very currant for the time of the year: 


So beautiful! All the challenge details and more DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE

In my card I've used a stunning digital image by our sponsor Alex Syberia Design . The image is called Spring Tulips and it's just one of her amazing florals... Have a look at the store!! I've colored the image with Copics and pencils and added some white gel pen highlights. The background card is dark teal colored but looks black in the photo... Such a pity because it adds a lot of "vibe" to the card if you ask me! :) 


Thanks for popping by! 





 

Thursday, 20 May 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Time Out where we want  you to be inspired by something that is found in your home! We also have an optional twist of embossing. I hope to see you playing along! Lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details in our challenge blog HERE. Make sure you follow our guidelines so you can be chosen as a winner and win an amazing prize from our sponsor Uniko


I recently moved in an old house with high ceilings. In our living room we have beautiful ceiling rosettes and that's what inspired the dry embossed background of my card. Along with that I was inspired by flowers -I've been hoarding houseplants since our move!! I used beautiful flower stamps and dies by Altenew. I opted for using the layering stamps and not to color in my images this time. It was fun to focus on stamping for a change! 

I'd like to enter:


Stamping Sensations: Beautiful Blooms



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





 

Monday, 3 May 2021

AAA Birthday Challenge... Our 2nd Birthday!




Welcome to our 2nd Anniversary challenge at AAA Birthday challenge, woot woot!! The theme for this challenge is "Anything Birthday Goes". We are celebrating with a ton of prizes, have a look at all of our wonderful sponsors:


Some amazing companies there, right?!? In addition to the "normal" challenge running we also have a flag hunt happening... We are a multi country DT and all of our DT members have their flags on display in their blogs! We'd love you to you to go on a flag hunt to discover our countries. You'll find my flag somewhere in this post as well so keep your eyes open! :)


Here's a little info box of 3 ways to win and of course there's more info in our blog HERE


In my card I've used beautiful magnolia stamps by Create a Smile. I've watercolored the images and sunny halo background, stamped a birthday sentiment, splattered some paint and added sequins and that's really all there is to this card, super simple! Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you'll enjoy all the birthday festivities we are offering this month! 

I'd like to join:













 

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Time Out Challenges Reminder!


Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out! It's a theme challenge with the optional twist of colouring with any medium:

If you do twist with us you get a chance to win a $25 gift voucher (chosen randomly) from our wonderful sponsor Newton's Nook Design's.

My choice of pets is a bit unusual... Doves/pigeons! I must admit I know no one who would actually have these birds as pets... But I know it's a thing lol!! The sentiment I'm using is by Altenew, all other stamps and dies by Simon Says Stamp. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Lots more DT inspiration and all the challenge details in our blog HERE


I'd like to join:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


 

Monday, 19 April 2021

AAA Birthday Challenge Reminder!



Hi friends!

After an over a month long blogging break I'm here today to remind you of our current challenge at 


where we look for shaped cards! 

I've been in a middle of moving house and starting a new household with my partner and his kids... Emptying and cleaning two flats and cleaning and organizing a 140 years old, almost 300 square meter house has been taking all my time! Anyway -here I am now and hope to get back to the swing of crafty things. 

To read all the details about our shaped cards challenge and link up your card, please click HERE. Here's the how to play in a nutshell:


My card is a fun variation of the good old gatefold card. I followed this video tutorial. I don't often use patterned paper so this was a different make for me, very fun! The gorgeous floral image is by Pink Fresh Studio. I colored the image with Copics and added a birthday sentiment in Finnish by Korttipaja. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

I'd like to join:
The Flower challenge: Pretty Pastels



Uniko challenge #64: Signs of Spring









 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Time Out Challenges Reminder!


Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out, 'Different':


You might think I'm not being different here because I'm using my markers as always... But I'm not doing any complex shading! All marker coloring you see is just one layer and took no time at all! I also went for a CAS look which is also something I don't necessarily aim for these days, I just let me cards become as CAS or non-CAS as they end up... But this one I wanted to keep CAS for making sure I was being different from my usual cards! 

I used a super fun Paisley patterns stamp set by our sponsor Funky Fossil. When this stamp set came out I knew I just had to have it: Paisley is one of my favorite patterns, I absolutely love it in men's shirts and in curtains/other furnishings. The shapes are just randomly stamped, then quickly colored and I added some patterned paper for extra detail -also different for me, I don't use pp too often! The sentiment (oldie from stash) is also simply stamped. I don't really like the way it looks but I didn't plan a proper place for the sentiment when stamping my patterns... So it looks a bit squished. Oh well. :) 

Please head on over to our challenge blog for more DT inspiration and all the challenge details! Thanks for popping by! 

I'd like to join:
Addicted to CAS: Shapes ( my shapes are Paisley and circles )
CASology: Long (using strips of card stock/panels that are as long as the card base)










 

Thursday, 11 March 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends! We have a new challenge for you at Time Out and it's a very fun one: 



Our sponsor Funky Fossil Designs offers a £15 voucher for the winner, yay!

I created my card with a wonderful stamp by Funky Fossil Designs called Lotus Reflections. My interpretation of the challenge is that when I usually color black outline images on white card with alcohol markers... This time I colored a white outline image on black watercolor card with metallic watercolors! The sentiment comes from Altenew. 

Please head on over to our challenge blog where you'l find all the challenge details and a lot of more inspiration! Thanks for popping by and checking out my card. :)

 

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Card for Challenges!


Hi friends!
I'm here with a quick post sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts -click HERE and you'll find it! The challenge will run weekly and I'm super excited about it, Waffle Flower is definitely one of my favorite stamp companies! 

The challenge theme this time was "Greenery". I used two stamp sets from Waffle Flower: the sentiments come from Peony Dreams and for stamping the images I used one individual stamp called In Bloom. I stamped the leaves from In Bloom multiple times to add more greenery. I colored the images with Copics and Altenew markers. I sponged light blue ink to the background very subtly for some dimension. I finished the card with paint splatters and some golden half pearls and that's all there is to this card! :)




Thanks for popping by! 

I'm also joining:

 

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Time Out Challenges 7th Birthday Challenge Reminder!


Hello friends!

I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at Time Out and believe it or not -it's already our 7th birthday!! Yay!! STAMPlorations sponsors this birthday challenge with an amazing $40 voucher for the winner! I hope to see you joining our celebrations with a celebration/birthday themed creation. Lots of more DT inspiration and all the challenge details in our blog here

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our Time Out leader Sandie and our admin members Shauna and Kim for everything they do behind the scenes providing us with this wonderful challenge both for us DT members and for everyone who plays along! Thank you Sandie and co. for all of your hard work!  xx


I'd like to join:
Simon Says Challenge: Beautiful Blossoms






 

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Card for Challenges!


Hi friends!
This does NOT happen often these days... A non-DT card! :) I wanted to join the 10th Anniversary festivities at Less Is More and also play with my new Maker Forte stamps, designed by the amazing Alex Syberia. I had super fun masking and coloring these flowers! I also used a Funky Fossil stencil that I felt went well with the style of the flowers and leaves. The white heat embossed sentiment is by Altenew. It was very fun to make a CAS One layer for a change! Thank you LIM ladies for the inspiration! Oh and the flowers are colored with Copics. Thanks for popping by!


I'm also joining:



 

Monday, 1 March 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday!

 


Hi friends!
It's the first Monday of March and time for a new challenge at AAA Birthday Card Challenges! In the month of February our theme is patterned paper. 


Please head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details and more DT inspiration! 

I made a pretty quick card using one of my favorite flower stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts as focal point. I heat embossed it with white powder on grey card and die cut it with co-ordinating dies. The patterned paper I used has a large pattern and I thought the contrast between the detailed flower and the bold background looked pretty fun! I used die cuts from Penny Black to "mount" the flower. I finished the card with paint splatters and sparkly sequins. 

I'd like to join: 

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