Thursday, 1 October 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT where we are inspired by words :

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile' (William Cullum Bryant)

You could be inspired by the whole sentiment or just choose one word like Autumn or Smile. I can't wait to see what you come up with! If you need some inspiration, check what our DT members and talented guest designer Glenda have made for you. Glenda shows some fabulous skills in her card, don't miss it!

I've created my card with a STAMPlorations stencil, STAMPlorations sentiment stamps and Distress Inks. I was mainly inspired by the word Autumn and decided to go for leaves in autumn colors. Very simple! I do like the blended look of the colors. I hope you do to! Thanks for popping by and see you at TIME OUT!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational: a very fun, autumnal photo inspiration. Lots of directions to go here... The colors, the couple, the dog, the leaves... I decided to be inspired of the leaves and the overall autumnal feel of the photo which I tried to capture in the colors I used. My mum asked for a blingy birthday card with lots of details for her friend and I hope my card covers her wishes... There's quite a lot of dimension in this card: first of all the the dry embossed bg and then the round, raised center panel (I used fun foam to lift if from the card base) and the die cut, golden leaf is also raised with 3d dots. I've also done some stenciling for the panel. I think this card is a bit busy... But not too bad. ;) I've been having a huuuuge crafter's block lately and this card I really enjoyed making so that's something, right? I was reading an old issue of The Card Maker and there was an article about some crafter (the name escapes me now) and she wanted to send greetings to all readers that we shouldn't worry too much about the design of the cards we make or some faults that we are not too happy with -the recipient of the card will anyway be pleased to get a hand-made card. This is something I'll try to keep in mind from now on. :)   

Our guest designer this time is Jen aka Magic Flying Boots and I absolutely adore her card -it really reflects the inspiration picture! The regular DT members of Inkspirational have done amazing job as always as well so don't forget to visit everyone and leave some love. I hope to see you joining us! 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

TIME OUT Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT. We are CASEing the fabulous Tracey from In My Creative Opinion. This is her card:

Stunning, right? I love Tracey's card but have suffered from massive crafter's block lately... That's why you didn't see a DT card from me last week. This week I was determined to make a reminder card and did get a card done yesterday -unfortunately I'm not too happy about the results. It's a combination of two failed cards that I in the end made as one (weird) card. :) I do love white embossing on vellum and the sponged strip on the textured base card though! :) Here's my card:

The flower stamps and dies I used come from Stamping Up and I've got them as a gift from my good friend Sandie. Thanks hon! 

I hope to see you playing along at TIME OUT. There's plenty of inspiration from our DT members and guest designer Stempelfrida in the blog. Don't miss their cards!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Congratulations Shery!

Hi friends!
Shery, the owner and designer of STAMPlorations has recently become a new Mum of cute, cute baby Catherine! We are celebrating this happy event at TIME OUT Challenges where we are sharing some baby cards we've made for our DT buddy Shery. If you'd like to join in the celebrations you could also make a baby card for Shery and link it up to STAMPlorations blog here : the STAMPlorations DT girls are throwing a surprise blog hop for Shery. 

In my card I've used STAMplorations stamps, patterned paper and some lace and ribbon as embellies. I thought lace and ribbon would work lovely in a baby card and although the look of this is a bit "super traditional" it's quite cute too. :) Hope you like! Please head on over to TIME OUT Challenges and have a look what the other DT girls have created for Shery... And then consider making a card for her yourself! Have a fun week and thanks for popping by! 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

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

"Take some TIME OUT to Make Your Mark"

We want you to use markers, pencils or other coloring mediums in your project. I hope to see you joining us! We have a sponsor this time too: Uniko Studios. You could win a 15 £ voucher!

We have two new DT members joining us today: Jill and Joyce. I hope you visit these ladies and leave them some blogland love! Our guest designer this time is my good friend and THE coloring queen: Marika. I'm sure you'll love her cute card!

I used an old PTI stamp that I've actually NEVER used before... I'm happy it finally made it's way to a card. My coloring is done with Copics and I've also used clear Wink of Stella pen on top of the images. Hope you like!

Thanks for popping by and see you at TIME OUT!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi guys!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational. This time I've got the honor to choose the theme of the challenge and I've chosen One Layer Cards. I hope you'll enjoy the challenge this fortnight!

In my card I've used new stamps by My Favorite Things. I've inked the solid stamp with two shades of Memento and stamped the outline stamp on top with black ink. There's also white gel pen in the flowers. Not my best masking, inking and stamping, but I do like the idea!

Now I hope you'll visit Inkspirational and have a look at the projects my DT friends have created for your inspiration. Our guest designer this time is Ellie. I hope you'll pop by her blog too and leave some love! Have a fun weekend!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Birthday Card in Tropical Colors

Hi friends!
Here's a quick card I made for my Mum using the sketch from Make The Day Special Sketch Challenge. I've die cut a Altenew Hennah flower and some Altenew Hennah leaves and sponged them with memento inks. Then I've heat embossed the corresponding stamped images on top. This is a technique I've seen the fabulous Donna Mikasa use and I think it looks very pretty! I've used patterned paper, rhinestones and a Finnish sentiment stamp in this card also -it's a bit busy to my eyes but I know Mum likes "a lot of things" in her cards so I think she'll be happy with all the bling and different patterns. 

Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for popping by!