Friday 31 July 2015

Happy Day

Hi friends!
I'm sharing a card I made for a couple of challenges in mind.

Crafty Individuals has a Face Value Challenge. It's just closing but I'm happy I had time to make a card with this gorgeous Crafty Individuals lady! I created a fun headpiece for her using a Penny Black die (this is actually a leaf) and some sequins and rhinestones. I colored the pretty lady with Copics and added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the background. 

Mod Squad Challenge is Anything Goes with dies  so I'll enter this simple CAS card there too. The sponsor is -they have awesome dies, wish me luck! :)

Thursday 30 July 2015

Saying Thanks with Flowers

Hi friends!
Just a quick post to share a simple CAS card I made for a couple of challenges. So nice to have summer holiday and time to craft just for fun!

The flower stamp, colored with Copics and white gel pen, comes from Hero Arts. I added just some silver card and a piece of ribbon to embellish the card. Super simple!

The challenges I'd like to enter:

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Back to the 70's :)

Hi friends!
I made this card in retroish colors yesterday following the sketch from Handmade Bliss. I tried to make a sort of a CAS version of the sketch. The stamps I used are Hennah Flowers by Altenew -one of my favorite ever stamp sets! The center flower is popped up with 3d stickers for dimension. My coloring is done with Copics. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

I'd also like to enter:

Monday 27 July 2015

Christmas in July...

Hi friends!
Here's a simple Christmas card I made with cute angels from Stampendous. I've colored them with Copics and added white details with gel pen. I also added shine to the stars, wings and " the caps" the angels are wearing. This card turned out quite cute I think -I do regret I didn't heat emboss the sentiment with gold for example, it looks a bit plain just stamped! I had several challenges in my mind when making this, see the list below. Hope you like and thanks for visiting!

Thursday 23 July 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
The next fortnight we have a "CASE with your own twist challenge" at TIME OUT Challenges. We are CASEing a fun, cute card by Alice from Alice's Little Wonderland. My CASE card, with the bambi, is the first card of this post and the second card with the cactus is Alice's. 

I was inspired by the cutesy style of Alice's card, the layout and Copic coloring. For my twist I changed up the color palette and the theme of the card -my Finnish sentiment says "Summer Fun". The stamps and dies come from Lawn Fawn. It says "Smile" in the speech bubble, it doesn't show too well in the photo! 

I hope to see you interpretation of Alice's card and join TIME OUT! If you need inspiration for your project, please have a look the cards our DT members and talented guest designer Rema have created. See you at TIME OUT!

Saturday 18 July 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm fashionably about half an hour late with my DT card for Inkspirational but here it is! :) Our challenge this time is a color challenge, Anything Goes With Kraft. I always love white with kraft so I went to that direction... But decided to add pops of color with enamel dots. The white heat embossed leaf stamp comes from Papertrey Ink. I hope you like my card! Please have a look what our DT members and talented guest designer Bobby have made for the challenge here. While writing this post I saw Bobby's card for the first time -looks like we've been on the same card making brain wave! ;) Have a good weekend everyone and see you at Inkspirational!

Thursday 9 July 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi everyone!

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

Nature with the Optional Twist of Animals

Insects will work perfectly fine too. :) See what our DT members and talented guest designer Barb have created for you inspiration by clicking here!

In my card I've used a beautiful flower/paisley pattern stamp by B Line Designs. I've used a lot of different Copics for coloring my stamped design but I tried to match the colors so that the overall look wouldn't be super busy. I quite like the somewhat oriental look I achieved here! 

I hope you like my card and see you at TIME OUT Challenges!

I'd like to join: I have stamped repeatedly 3 times with my flower/paisley pattern stamp. :) CAS & Stamping

Monday 6 July 2015

New Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations!

Hi guys!
We have a new sketch challenge for you at STAMPlorations! Please click here for all the information about the challenge. You'll also find inspiring cards from the design team and guest designers Melissa, Karola and Irena. Did you know we also have digi stamps at STAMPlorations? Check out what our guest designers made with them, you'll love their work!

I've used several STAMPlorations stamps in my project! Here's links to all of the products I used in this card:

Hope you like!

Sadly this is my last DT project for STAMplorations. I've been in the design team since December 2013 (if I remember correct!) and now is time for me to move on... I've truly enjoyed playing with Shery's stamps and getting to know fun blogging people through STAMPlorations. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Shery for the possibility to be part of her team and her growing, growing, growing business! All the best for STAMPlorations and Shery. And thanks again. 

Saturday 4 July 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi guys!
My good friend Sandie, a fellow team member at Inkspirational has chosen this theme for the next challenge: Grunge! Sandie makes amazing grunge CAS cards but for me, grunge is very terrifying... Luckily this time the card came together quite easily! If you are unsure how to bring grunge into your crafty projects, check out the challenge blog: there's a very helpful definition of the style. You'll also find inspiring projects from Ink Design Team and our very talented guest designer Ashwini.

My card is created with some STAMPlorations stamps, a small square stamp by Hero Arts, Memento inks and a couple of enamel dots. A very simple one layer. Hope you like! I hope to see you playing along and wish you all a wonderful weekend! 

Friday 3 July 2015

STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Day 5!

Hi friends!
It's the final day of STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! Please click here for the blog hop post in STAMPlorations blog where you'll find all the information about blogs participating in the blog, the amazing prizes and how to win them! :)

In my card I've used two od the new birthday themed stamp sets:

I've used simple masking, sponging and stamping techniques in creating my card. I quite like how this turned out -these stamps are great for masculine cards too if you pick manly colors -this one could be "unisex" I think! :)

Hope you like and thanks for participating in the hop. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.

New Challenge at STAMPlorations!

Hi guys!
It's time for a new month long theme challenge at STAMPlorations. Click here for the challenge post in our blog! The theme is "Stamps and Distressing" and I'm sure you'll love to look at the fun projects the design team members and guest designers Melissa and Lee Ann created! If you'd like to guest design for STAMPlorations you know what to do: play along in our challenges and you could be chosen!

In my card I've used image stamps from Trendy Leaves and sentiment stamp from VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows. I've stamped the leaves with several shades of Memento Inks. The card base was given a worn, distressed look with sponging inks on it. I added a piece of design paper and some twine and that's it for this card! Very simple! :) The weather in Finland has been quite cold all summer so I guess that's why I was drawn to these fall-like colors. ;) Hope you like and see you at STAMPlorations!