Thursday, 11 February 2016

TIME OUT Reminder


Hi guys!
This is my reminder card for the current challenge at TIME OUT where we are Inspired by Words

'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' 

(This is a lyric from the John Lennon song 'Mind Games')

You can use the whole sentiment as your inspiration or just use some words. 

I chose the word "flowers" and colored in a PTI flower stamp with Copics. The sentiment is Finnish for "For Mum" - I sent this for my mother for Valentine's which in Finland is known as "Friendship Day". I sent a whole bunch of cards today, Friendship Day is great for using the "all occasions" cards one has in the stash! :) In making the card I also used a stencil for the background. This is not my finest Copic coloring, I'm rusty... But my Mum won't mind I think. :)

I was heavily inspired by the current Muse Challenge here where Anita Bowden provided this inspiration card:


I was inspired by the layout and also the idea for using a bg stencil came from this card. I love the subtle bg on Anita's card but didn't want to dry emboss the colored image just in case if I would mess it up somehow! :)

I'd also like to enter Addicted to CAS: Bloom



I hope to see you playing along at TIME OUT! There's a prize for crabs by Clearly Besotted Stamps so do not hesitate, play long! 






Saturday, 30 January 2016

New Challenge at Inkspirational!




Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational. This time it's the wonderful photo inspiration you see above. I chose to be inspired of earthy colors, word love and flowers. I made a smooshed DI background and used a Penny Black stamp which I heat embossed with white powder. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder for glossy finish -it helps bringing the sentiment up from the dark bg. The sentiment is from a wonderful Simon Says Stamp set I received for Christmas from my fellow Ink DT member Pia! Thanks Pia! :)

Our guest designer this time is Kristina. Play along and you could guest design for us too! :) Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you at Inkspirational!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

CASEing Marika at TIME OUT!


Marika's card:


Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT:

CASE Marika With Your Own Twist

I'm sure many of you know Marika and her blog Me and Minime Crafting: Marika's coloring skills are OUTSTANDING and I mean OUTSTANDING!! Her designs are always so lovely and CAS too. If you are new to her blog, you are in for a treat! 

To CASE Marika's card I of course wanted to color in something.. Just to honor her and her talent! I chose an Altenew flowers set to play with and also used a large background stamp. I did some sponging too so I guess the things I CASEd were flowers, layout, sponging and color palette. My twist was to turn to color palette around making flowers purple and bg neutral. :)

Hope you like and I'd love to see you playing along at  TIME OUT!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Friendship Card


Hi everyone!
Here's a card that I've made just for fun for challenges: not something that happens very often nowadays! My New Year's resolution is to use more of my older stamps and in this card I've done exactly that. Yay! :) The sentiment comes from a Chocolate Baroque- set and the rose is a freebie that once came with Craft Stamper. It's my first time using it. I've colored the rose with Copics and mounted it on a bg made with Distress Inks, water and transparency film -I "stamped" with the sheet of transparency. The technique is called "ink smooshing" if you are interested in finding videos. :)

In Finland Valentine's Day is not only for lovers but we actually celebrate "Friendship Day" and sending cards to friends and family is very common on this occasion. You'll be seeing many Friendship-themed cards in my blog the next couple of weeks! :)

I'd like to enter:

Mod Squad Challenge: Friendship





Saturday, 16 January 2016

Blast from the Past at Inkspirational!



Hi everyone!
We have a super cool challenge for you at Inkspirational Challenges: Blast from the Past, pick any of our previous color challenges! It's our 100th challenge and we are celebrating with this very special challenge. There's many great DT samples to guide your way in the challenge blog! Our guest designer this time is the wonderful Kylie who is also sponsoring this challenge. You could win a 30 dollars gift certificate to her own stamp line Happy Little Stampers if you play along! Thank you Kylie for this awesome prize. So generous of you! 

 I picked "Anything Goes with Silver". I've done a baby card with winter feel. Not maybe the most traditional looking baby card, I know... But I suffer in making baby cards (I don't know why they are always so difficult!!) and just tried to make this cute bambi work. :) There's lots of silver in the card, I especially love the Japanese paper I used in my background with those silver flakes. Very pretty! My coloring is done with Copics. Hope you like and do play along at Inkspirational

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Challenge at TIME OUT!


Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT Challenges:

Birthdays with the Optional Technique Twist of Sponging

The challenge is sponsored by Uniko Studios: if you choose to twist and use sponging in your project, you could win a 15 pounds voucher to Uniko store. Great prize, right!

In my card I've used die cut flowers by My Favorite Things (colored with Copics), a die cut Stamping Up leaf (also colored with Copics + coated with Wink of Stella) on a die cut tag. The sentiment (this stamp company does unfortunately not exist anymore) is heat embossed with white powder on vellum. I've also stamped the background strip with a woodgrain bg stamp. My New Year's resolution is to start seriously playing with my bg stamps, I use them way too little! I quite like the navy blue-purple color palette I chose for this card. No sponging though so my card is without the twist! 

Do head on over to  TIME OUT Challenges blog for more DT inspiration. Our guest designer this time is the very inspiring and talented Rema. Play along and you could end up guest designing for us too! Happy crafting! 


Saturday, 2 January 2016

New Challenge at Inkspirational!



Happy New Year friends!

We have the first challenge of 2016 for you at Inkspirational. It's a real fun one: "Thank You with Something New". I chose a sentiment by STAMPlorations and flower stamps and dies by My Favorite Things -that set is new to me. The set was released early last fall but I've never used these stamps before this time.  I've colored the images with Copics and added Wink of Stella and Stickles for shine and glitter. A lot of pretty sparkle in this card. :) Just a couple of sequins to finish off the card. 

Our guest designer this time is Maaike. She has a very cute and fun CAS style, do not miss her blog! There's lots of DT inspiration for you in the challenge blog, enjoy!

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you playing along at Inkspirational.

I'd like to enter Mod Squad Challenge: One Die Cut. I hope this card is fine because the die is used twice! Please remove my card from the linky if it won't work.