Saturday, 27 September 2014

Beverages/Drinks at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational! Time just flies doesn't it. :) The theme is Beverages/Drinks -a very fun theme chosen by our own Carol!

In my DT card I've used a Stamping Bella stamp I'd forgotten I own... Thanks to this challenge I found it again! I think Stamping Bella stamps are so cute and I adore them in everyone's cards but I find it hard to make them work: coloring in them is somehow difficult and I can't find the style I want to use... In the end I went for an almost monochrome look with touch of pink and made a "fake polaroid" sort of frame for the image. I do love the script card I used for card base. I used washi tape and ribbon for embellishing the frame.

I hope to see you all playing along at Inkspirational! The DT cards look great as always so please pay the DT girls a visit: check out all the creations from here. You'll also find a cool card from our guest designer Mary V: I'd like to have the cocktail in her card, please! ;) Have a fun weekend, everyone!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Stamping with Optional Theme of Apples at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
It's time for a new TIME OUT Challenge! The theme this fortnight is easy peasy: stamping! You can also choose an optional twist, "apples" -doing that you have a chance to win a stamp set from Avocado Arts. I've used their stamps in my card and I own several sets: Avocado Arts stamps are super quality and so cute and fun! I hope you'll check out the shop. With the new challenge we also have a new guest designer, Loll. Loll is one of the most inspiring card makers I know and it's such a pity my fall has been so busy I haven't been able to visit her blog Stamping With Loll as often as I'd like to. If you don't know her blog, check it out, you'll love her designs!

I decided to make a CAS design this time. I used navy blue card (unfortunately it looks almost black in the photo!) and combined stamps from 2 Avocado Arts sets for my focal point: Special Delivery and Springtime Celebrations. I've used simple post-it masking for stamping the flower inside the postmark frame. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder... Some Copics were used to add color... And there's glossy accent in the hearts for added interest. This turned out quite cute I think! I'd love to hear your opinions too. :)

I'm off to work so better keep this post short and sweet... :) I hope to see you all taking TIME OUT and crafting!

I'd like to join:
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.fi/ Fussy Cutting
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-114-cas.html CAS

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

STAMPlorations SPotlight: Stamping on Patterned Paper



Hi friends!
I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how to achieve the look of today's card at STAMPlorations Blog. I've used Bloom Sketches Stamp Set, inks and patterned paper in my card... But as said, head to STAMPlorations to find out more! I'd love to read your comments there. Have a nice evening everyone! 

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I'd like to join these challenges:

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

You Are #1


Hi friends!
I had time for this quick card last Sunday and I almost forgot to post it!! It's a pretty loose take on the current CASE this Sketch, you might think it has got nothing to do with it but the idea to use the PTI No Strings Attached set completely rose from the sketch! The sentiments are from one of the newest sets at Avocado Arts. I had to flip the sketch to make room for the sentiments. I "double matted" the card with two tones of reds because I thought it looked fun. :) The #1 is heat embossed with white powder, otherwise there's just plain stamping in this card.

This will also be my third (and last, I was a good girl and read the rules!) entry to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2. I'm especially happy about this entry because I used TWO NBUS sets, yay!

Have a very nice week everyone! I'm writing this from our neighbour country Sweden where I'm spending some days for work. It's always fun to meet Swedish colleagues and they do have better coffee here! We win the bread-competition though... Then again the Swedes have Ikea and H&M, hmmm... But we have the Santa Claus! Never believe someone who says Father Christmas is from Sweden. TOTALLY FALSE INFORMATION!!

Thanks for popping by! ;)


Monday, 15 September 2014

New Sketch at STAMPlorations



Hi friends!
It's time for a new sketch at STAMPlorations! I loved this sketch and had super fun creating my card with stamps and dotty patterned paper. The DT has done amazing job as always so I hope you'll visit their blogs and leave them some love! This time Darnell is our guest designer and if you are new to her blog, you are in for a treat. She writes THE MOST FUNNY blog posts and does great cards. Have a look! 

I'm in a hurry today so I'll just quickly explain what I did and send you off to STAMPlorations for all the challenge and prize info. The stamp sets I used are listed below. I started with stamping butterflies onto white paper that had blue dots on it. I inked the edges of the paper and stamped borders. I then stamped the "paint swooshes" (what are they called?!?) and finished the card with heat embossing the sentiment with white powder. Some blue sequins embellish the sentiment. I must say I like the end result -it's a bit busy but I'm so into blue right now that this totally does it for me! :)

As said, I must run now... Have a look at the fab stamp sets below, head on over to the challenge post and do join us! Happy crafting!


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Congratulations Bev! Double the Joy at TIME OUT!


Hi friends!
Our TIME OUT Design Team member Bev gave birth to two super cute twin boys about two weeks ago, congratulations Bev! We are celebrating this special occasion at TIME OUT with an extra challenge starting right now. :) The challenge will run for a fortnight and the theme is 

Double the Joy

We hope we have been able to give Bev a big surprise with this challenge and that she'll enjoy the cards the DT has made for her... And maybe you'd like to join in the challenge and congratulate her also? The winner of the challenge (chosen with random.org) will win a £20 coupon to Bev's stamp store Uniko Studio.

In my card I've used Uniko Studio stamps, the set in question is called Pure Florals: Chrysanteum. I've colored the masked, stamped images in with Copics and that's all there is to mention about this card: no embellies, nothing! I was happy with how the flower corner looked liked and decided nothing else was needed. Since I used three colours and left plenty of white space I hope this will work for CASology: Three. There are layers yes but they seemed to fit the sort of traditional look of this card. Please remove my card if it's not CAS enough! :)

I hope to see you all playing along at TIME OUT, celebrating the two new lives! Don't forget that we have a Home Sweet Home Photo Inspiration challenge running here... So we currently have TWO challenges for you at TIME OUT. Happy crafting! 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

STAMPlorations Blog Hop Reminder!


Hi friends!
It's time to remind you about STAMPlorations September Release Blog Hop! Have you hopped already? If not, you still have a couple of days time to visit the blogs and have a chance to win fabulous prizes! Here are all the stops on the hop:

Cornelia | Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley|Vicki

All the information about the prizes and products can be found in the blog hop post here.

In my card I used the new set Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles and grabbed the sentiment from Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower. My favorite color in clothes at the moment is blue and after getting myself 3 (!!!) new navy blue cardigans for fall I came to think that navy blue would be beautiful as a dark card base too... This is my first attempt on heat embossing with white powder to navy blue card and I think it looks very pretty! I used some Inktense pencils to add more color to the heat embossed image and added two times three pearls to the flower centers... Which will hopefully make my card to fit the current CASology: Three. I'd also like to enter Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2: not only is this my first attempt with navy blue card but this is my first time playing with these stamps... And my card fills the holiday-option too! I hope you like this second entry of mine, Darnell.  I'll also enter Crafty Catz: CAS. 

Before going... My smiling puppy Rafa wants to say hi! Look how funny his left ear is looking. :) Enjoy the weekend!