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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!



Monday, 1 February 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday!


Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the February challenge at AAA Birthday:


All the challenge details and lots of beautiful DT inspiration  HERE!

I decided to play with a die cut sentiment from STAMPlorations. Slimlines are great for having more space to create... so I had the possibility to both use this large sentiment and stamp a beautiful floral stamp by Waffe Flower twice! :) I colored the flowers with my Altenew markers and added detail with white gel pen and glitter pens. I've embellished the card with paint splatters and with some golden half-pearls. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! I look forward seeing your cards in our gallery! 

I'd like to join:






 

Thursday, 28 January 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
We have a new Inspired by Words challenge for you at Time Out and this is the quote:


I was inspired by the words "she" and the concept of dreaming -the lovely lade in my Waffle Flower stamp certainly looks to be dreaming! Remember you can be inspired by the whole quote or just choose one word/some words for your inspiration. The winner of our challenge gets to guest design in a future challenge and wins a prize from our sponsor Newton's Nook -all challenge details in the challenge blog!  This time our GD is Bobby, one of our regular players and a super card maker!

In addition to the Waffle Flower stamps I used a Catherine Pooler background stamp in my card. Love the way these products combined! I stamped the background stamp with clear versafine ink for a monochrome look. The flower is colored with Copics and I simply decorated the card with a couple of sequins. Using this Waffle Flower stamp always makes me smile and makes me happy -I think I've never made a card I would not be happy with using this stamp! 

I'd like to play along at:
Stamping Sensations: Favorite Stamp 

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you playing along at Time Out!



 

Monday, 4 January 2021

I'm in the DT of AAA Birthday Challenge, Yay!


Hi friends!
This is my first post as a DT member of AAA Birthday Challenge, woot woot! This challenge is a monthly challenge with a varying theme for making birthday cards. In the month of January the theme is A Stencil Background.


Play along for a chance to be called to guest design for us in a future challenge! This time our GD is the very talented Melanie. All the challenge details of how to play along HERE. Lots of DT inspiration too!!

I used two stencils in my card. The background stencil I used for the tone on tone look on the pink card is by Marianne Design. Then, after heat embossing the Altenew flower, I used a matching Altenew stencil for adding white pigment ink to the flower for making it pop even more. I quite like how this turned out! The sentiment stamps are by Simon Says Stamp. Some paint splatters and sequins finish off this card! This is a large, about 5 x 7 card. 

Hope you like and thanks for popping by! Happy birthday card crafting!