Sunday, 26 September 2021

Guest Designing at Waffle Flower September Fall Favorites Challenge!

Hi friends,

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:

- shaker cards
- fall color themes
- leaves
- use an iconic fall image for 3 or more times on a card.
- Halloween
- Fall drinks
- harvest time

click HERE to have a look at the Challenges at Waffle Flower blog. 

I made two inspiration cards for you:

Card 1 
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. 

Card 2
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

New Challenge at Time Out!

Hi friends!
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

I'm joining: 

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

Guest Designing at Uniko Challenge!

Hi friends!

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:

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


Thursday, 9 September 2021

New Challenge at Time Out!


Hi friends!
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!)

Thank you for popping by and happy crafting! 

Monday, 6 September 2021

New Challenge at AAA Birthday Cards!

Hi friends!
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!