Tuesday, 30 June 2015

STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Day 2!




Welcome to STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! Please click here for the post in our main blog. You'll find all the prize info and list of blogs participating in the hop there. Basically, the more you comment, the better changes you have for winning some of our amazing prizes! 

In my card for Day 2 I've used 3 STAMPlorations sets:

Party Time
Party Girl
The Birds and The Blooms

I masked the dress after stamping it and created a bed of flowers for it. I wanted to use lots of happy, summery colors and played with some of my favorite Copic combinations. I also added white dots to the dress with white gel pen. Hope you like!

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.

Monday, 29 June 2015

STAMplorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Day 1!




Welcome to STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! Please click here for the post in our main blog. You'll find all the prize info and list of blogs participating in the hop there. Basically, the more you comment, the better changes you have for winning some of our amazing prizes! 

For my DT card for Day 1 I've used a sentiment stamp from the brand new Party Time stamp set and combined it with a flower from Blooming Buds stamp set. I water colored the flower with DI:s -not my usual style but I wanted to have a go of something different for a change. It's not too bad... But I'm back with my Copics again tomorrow...  And I do think that feels more like myself. :) At least I would need a lot of practicing with my water coloring... And I don't have the patience to always wait for the layers to dry... So everything ends up pretty blended and there's no contrasts. Oh well. ;)

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.


Thursday, 25 June 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!



Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT Challenges! We want you to be inspired of the fun photo you see above. I was inspired of "blocks of color" and the overall color scheme. I've used a PTI stamp for the background and stamped an Altenew flower on top of it. I colored half of the flower with Copics and added some Wink of Stella on it too. My card is a very simple one layer but it did take some time for me to find it's form -this was my second attempt, the first want went to the bin and there was a lot of head scratching happening in the middle of the versions! :) 

I hope I've been able to inspire you to take part in our challenge. Please see what the rest of the design team and guest designer Sue from Foleysfriend have made by clicking here. You'll have a fortnight to play along. Take some TIME OUT and craft! ;)

I'd like to enter these challenges:
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.fi/ Your style (I love CAS) and Use your favorite craft product: stamps, stamps, stamps! :)


Saturday, 20 June 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!



Hi friends!
We have a great new challenge for you at Inkspirational Challenges! When writing this post I'm especially proud and happy to be part of this design team: today I've been spending time in London not only with my wonderful host and good friend Sandie but also Inspirational "boss" Marina. Both of these ladies are hilarious company and amazing card makers: I hope you'll visit their, and the rest of the Ink design team blogs! Our guest designer this time is Jenny. Do leave her some love too! 

In my card I've used a new STAMplorations stamp set called Blooming Buds. I've done my coloring with Copics and created the layout of my card with the help of Retro Sketches from last Saturday. By the time this post goes live I'm too late to link this card up to their gallery but I did love the sketch! I gave this card to Sandie when I arrived here in London so I used a color palette I thought she would like and also used an embossing folder she has said she likes. Luckily she seemed happy when receiving her card. :)

I still have a whole weekend ahead of me here in England... I hope you are all enjoying your weekend as much as I am! See you at Inkspirational Challenges!



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New Challenge at One Layer Christmas Cards!



Hi friends!
We have a new fun challenge for you at One Layer Christmas Cards, here. The DT has created great cards for your inspiration... Do check them out! Our challenges are always "Anything One Layer Christmas Goes" but if you want to have a chance to win in our monthly prize draw be sure to use the optional twist "Green"!

My one layer card is created with a tree stamp and sentiment stamp by STAMPlorations and with a snowflake stamp, I can't remember the maker of that one now. I sponged the bg with lighter green ink, stamped the trees with darker green ink and used silver-colored metallic ink for stamping snowflakes to the bg. I added rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes. Hope you like!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!



Hi guys!

I'd like to see you joining us in our new challenge at TIME OUT Challenges. This time we are inspired by words:

Happy is the Bride that the Sun Shines on

You can be inspired by the whole sentiment or just choose one word or some words as your starting point: for example Bride or Sun.

Our guest designer this time is Sue. If you are not familiar with her blog Sues's Card Craft  you are in for a CAS treat! Do pop by her blog and leave her some love. :) The regular DT members have done fab job with their inspiration cards as well -do check them out! 

I was inspired by sunshine (I used colored vellum that reminded me of sunshine/sunset) and also made a wedding card -inspired by the whole sentiment. The stamps I used for heat embossing with white powder come from STAMPlorations and are called Ever After and Fond Expressions. Hope you like! The layout and idea for vellum come from my good friend Milla -I received a wonderful card from her a couple of days ago. 

See you at  TIME OUT Challenges!


Saturday, 6 June 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!



Hi friends!
We have a new fun challenge for you at Inkspirational! It's a photo inspiration and a very pretty one too. :) I chose to be inspired of purple, flowers and the writing she is reading! Our guest designer this time is Kylie: a challenge blog owner + crafting community runner, amazing card maker and a great girl! Don't miss her card! 

I've borrowed the stamps I used in this card from my lovely crafting friend Milla. Milla is a great crafter and a good friend. If you don't know her blog Mustesormi, you are in for a treat! She hasn't been posting any new cards the last couple of months (she has made cards though...) so why don't you go and leave her some blogland-love and maybe we get to enjoy of her posts again! ;) 

I've colored the flower with Copics and stamped the bg with Distress Ink. The sentiment is Finnish for "Happiness and Joy". I was having a feminine feeling... So a doily felt like appropriate addition. :)