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!




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 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!

"Flight" at Inkspirational

HI friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational and it's a very fun one: what does the word "flight" bring to your mind? Our DT with the talented guest designer Cornelia has come up with very different interpretations and I hope you'll visit all girls and leave them some love! :)

The first thing that came to my mind was flying with an airplane and I came to think of the stamp set from Avocado Arts that I still haven't had a chance to use. That'll make my card suitable for Darnell's NBUS Challenge 2 here. :) I love Avocado Arts stamps and belong to the monthly stamp club -the only thing I don't like is that when you get busy you feel bad for not using your new stamps right away! Anyways, back to my card: I stamped the suitcases on pieces of scrap paper and paper pieced the stack. I inked the edges a bit for a more dimensional look... And also used 3 d stickers to make the stack look more lively. I always like this layout with something in opposite top and bottom corners... And went with it once again. I can't decide if the colors of this card work or not... But it is what it is now! :)

I hope to see you playing along at Inkspirational. Have a fun weekend!

thanks to Sandie's great suggestion, I'm also entering Virginia's View Challenge: Patterned Paper.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Photo Inspiration at Time Out!

Hi guys!
I'm loving our new Home Sweet Home inspiration photo at TIME OUT Challenges and I hope you'll like it too and play along! This is a very special challenge: it's the first time all our new DT members are joining us! TIME OUT design team now has 12 members... And the inspiration is amazing if you ask me. Don't forget to check the DT cards and visit everyone! Our guest designer this week is Christine with a fun CAS card, she really captured the essence of this photo I think! Welcome to TIME OUT Christine.

My starting points for this card were wood, using sentiments as a focal point and using jute string. The photo led me to a rustic direction and I ended up not being totally CAS this time (CAS seems to have abandoned me lately!!). I had one of my colleagues in mind all the time when making this card -I think this will be a great card to give "just because". I hope she will like it. The sentiment stamps are from STAMPlorations  and the background stamp is from Kaiserkraft. I heat embossed it with clear powder and sponged over with DT Pumice Stone. The sentiments are simply stamped, not embossed this time... And the doily, string and pearls give this the feminine rustic look I was after. I hope! :) Have a great day everyone and thanks for popping by. I'd love to see you playing along at TIME OUT!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

STAMPlorations Spotlight Project: Stamping With Gelatos and Ink Spray!

Hi guys!
Here's a quick, fun card I've made using STAMPlorations stamp set Bloom Sketches. Inspired by so many of my fellow DT members, I tried to go for a bit more artsy, water color look... So please head on over to STAMPlorations blog to see how I made it! I'm sharing some thoughts and close-ups with you there. Enjoy reading the post at STAMPlorations  and thanks for popping by!