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!

Thursday 20 August 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT Challenges: it's a very cool photo inspiration! This photo has so much to go for inspiration... I can't wait to see what you'll come up with! Our guest designer is the fantastic Anni from Annikarten. She makes such cute and stylish CAS cards, I wish I had her eye! Do visit her blog and leave her some blogland love. Please visit our regular DT members also -everyone has made great cards as always!

In my card I've used stamps by Avocado Arts. I'd like to enter the August challenge at Handmade Bliss (anything goes) and the stamp set I used, Forever Yours by Avocado Arts, is available to purchase from Handmade Bliss Store here. My card is very simple: some patterned paper, colored card and white heat embossing for the image and sentiment. I was inspired by the colors and "robe" in the photo. Hope you like and thanks for popping by! 

Avocado Arts - Forever Yours

Tuesday 18 August 2015

CASEing Darnell

My card

Darnell's card

Hi friends! 
Some time ago Darnell from djkardkreations posted the fantastic card you see above -click here for the direct link to the card in question. For her background Darnell used a "smooshing technique" -she smooshed different colors of ink onto her paper with a small acrylic block before stamping the floral image with black ink. I asked Darnell's permission to CASE her wonderful card and she said yes... So yesterday I took my smallest acrylic block and started smooshing! Well... My smooshing looked TERRIBLE! It was a disaster, believe me. :) I think I should have used pastel colors like Darnell did or use less pressure in my smooshing or something... But anyway, the end result was a mess. I ended up taking my mini ink-blending tool and smooshing 3 colors of ink with that tool instead of the acrylic block. I didn't blend the inks together but just smooshed ink circles onto my paper. The end result is quite pretty I think -I heat embossed the large Hero Arts flower stamp on top of the smooshed bg with black ink and glossy, transparent embossing powder so the card has a lot of shine and texture. The sentiment is Finnish for Best Wishes.

Thank you Darnell for the inspiration! You rocked your smooshed bg! :) 

I'd like to enter:

Sunday 16 August 2015

CAS Card with Masking, Sponging and Stamping.

Hi friends!
I'm here to share a card I made for a couple of challenges. It's a simple CAS card created with masking, sponging and basic stamping. My sketch comes from CAS Colours and Sketches and masking is required in a CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers. I'd also like to join the Anything Goes challenge at Handmade Bliss. I've used Avocado Arts Hello Spring Stamp Set, click here for purchasing it from Handmade Bliss. The photo of my card looks a bit wonky but the last time I checked, all the corners were straight! :) Hope you like! :)

Avocado Arts - Hello Spring

Saturday 15 August 2015



Hi friends!
There's a very cool challenge "POP up" challenge at The Daily Marker blog along with inspirational videos on how to add lines to your card making and incorporate coloring too. Click here for the direct link to the challenge post. I'd also like to enter the masking challenge at Happy Little Stampers (click here for the challenge): my masking is really basic -I just masked off the top half of my card but I hope this qualifies anyway! 

I've used line stamps from PTI and a STAMPlorations sentiment stamp in my card. I colored the spaces between the lines with my Copics -no shading this time. I decided to use a monochromatic color palette. I really like the graphic look of this and am grateful for these inspiring challenges! I had fun! 

Friday 14 August 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

This post accidentally came live one day too early. Please join us at Inkspirational from tomorrow, Saturday the 15th! 

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational: Word Prompt "Melt". You can get really creative with this one... Have a look what our fabulous DT and guest designer Susanne have come up with for your inspiration by clicking here!

My card is created with stamps from Avocado Arts, patterned paper and die cut tag and snowflakes. I've heat embossed my snowmen with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and also the snowflakes have a "heat embossed coat" of glittery, white powder. A very simple card and a layout that I use often... But this will anyway be a cute card to give to someone after Christmas I think.

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

Thursday 6 August 2015

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

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

"Friendship is Golden"

You can be inspired of the whole sentiment or just part of it -Friendship or Gold. I went for the whole sentiment -I think this card would be very suitable to give to a good girlfriend and it sure is golden! I used 3 different shades of gold: 2 different style of gold card and gold embossing powder. This was a nightmare to photograph because of all the glitter and shine but I hope you'll trust me when I say it looks quite girly and pretty IRL. The die-cut flower and the sequins are very shiny... And the dry-embossed bg and heat embossed sentiment are more muted and "sophisticated". 

I'd love to see you joining us at TIME OUT! The DT has made wonderful samples for your inspiration. Our guest designer this time is Cornelia and I simply adore her interpretation of our words. Don't miss her card! Take TIME OUT and join us! 

Saturday 1 August 2015

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at  Inkspirational Challenges : we want you to be inspired of the gorgeous seaside photo you see above. I was inspired of the colors and the blue skies and created a fun encouragement card with stamps from Lawn Fawn, colored with Copics and white gel pen. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder. Hope you like!

Please visit Inkspirational Challenges and check out the gorgeous cards from our design team members and our talented guest designer Lucille. I hope to see you joining us!