Thursday, 16 February 2017

CAS One Layer

Hi friends!
I'm here with a CAS one layer card for these challenges:

(man and woman, black and white, textured+non textured base)

This card went on my boyfriend's desk right away! We share a study and have nice moments there with me crafting and he doing his stuff on his own desk. :) 

I've used my favorite tool, the Cuttlebug, for creating the partial embossing. I love how it turned out! I just learned this from a youtube video HERE.

And last but not least I'm joining the February CAS Challenge at STAMPloratios and the Never Ending AG Challenge at STAMPlorations. The wonderful couple silhouette is a STAMPlorations product. The sentiment stamp comes from a SSS set.

Thanks for popping by, I hope you like my card! I must say I was pretty happy with how this turned out! I was just about to give up after trying several designs for this week's LIM but nothing really "spoke" to me... And then this one did big time! :) 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi guys!

I'm here to share with you my DT card for our new Inkspirational Challenge where we are inspired by the photo above. All those pastel colored hearts are just perfect for Valentine's... But for me this challenge was a hard one. Well, that's why it's called a challenge, right! :) 

I'm not super into pastel colors in my own cards although I admire the look of them in other's creations... And I had nothing inspiring hearts-related in my stash. Also, I didn't need a Valentine's day card (I've already made a card for my boyfriend) so I was a bit idea-less! In the end I do like the card I made using the colors of the photo. I played with some MFT dies and a Spellbinders embossing folder. This is maybe not my usual style but the card is growing on me... I do love the look of the fishtail die cuts and using patterned paper in the lower one... Something I'll recreate in the future for sure! I've taken the photo on a rather dreary day, the color of the base card is actually really close to the color of the pink hearts in the inspiration photo. 

I colored the sentiment with Copics. I was so pleased that what seemed like a mission impossible in the beginning became a cute card in the end! 

We are very happy to have Ros as our guest designer. Don't miss her card and the always fab work by our regular DT, click HERE!

I'd like to enter: Texturize (my bg is dry embossed with an embossing folder)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

TIME OUT Challenge Reminder

Hi gyus!
I'm here to remind you of our current Inspired by Words challenge at TIME OUT:

'Friends are connected heart to heart, distance and time can't break them apart'

Click HERE for all the challenge details and prize info + fun inspiration from our DT and GD Jane who is our regular player and fantastic card maker! We are proud to have CAS-ual Friday stamps as our sponsor and the whole DT is using their fab stamps. 

In my card I'm using CAS-ual Fridays stamp set Girlfriend. This set has fun sentiment stamps and small, cute flower stamps. I masked off a strip of my card, did some ink blending and stamped some of the flowers from the set with white pigment ink. They are very hard to see in the photo on top of blue ink but IRL you can see them everywhere when you tilt the card against light in your hand. The word "friend" is stamped with black Versafine and then heat embossed with clear glitter powder -looks sort of green in the photo, don't know why! I embellished the card with clear sequins and rounded the bottom corners. Hope you like!

This card is my second entry for the current Less Is More challenge

3 adjacent colours used on your cards

I'm also entering Your Next Stamp (colors)
(I picked purple, red, blue)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Celebrating Darnell's 5 Year Blog Birthaversary + Less Is More Challenge Blog 6th Birthday!

Hi friends!

I was super happy to notice yesterday my card was showcased at Less Is More and I couldn't wait to see what their new challenge would be today. It turned out it's their 6th birthday! Happy Birthday Less Is More! There's a month long party with prizes and lots of fun stuff happening... Don't miss any of it, click HERE. The new challenge is:

We were advised to use 3 colors next to each other. I chose yellow, orange and red.

In addition to LIM, the inspiration behind this card comes from Darnell and her NBUS Challenges. I'm entering her NBUS Challenge #10 using also the optional theme "bubble wrap". My NBUS items are the smile-die + the clear drops. 

To celebrate Darnell's blog birtaversary big time I also wanted to use the optional theme from her previous NBUS challenge -that theme was "hidden sentiment with die cuts" and I didn't have time to try that technique then. To be honest te technique has a fancier name but I've forgotten it! :) Anyway, now I had time for both of Darnell's fun techniques and this is what I did:

I used drops of 3 colors of alcohol ink-refills + blending solution directly on bubble wrap. I took a piece of card and pressed it directly onto the bubble wrap and got this fun bg, yay! The stamped card was originally bigger but I trimmed it for more CAS look. After the stamped piece was dry I cut the smile-word out of it and also 4 times out of plain white card, stacked these together and adhered the thick word to the "slot" I had die cut from the stamped piece. LOVE how it turned out! Such a fun technique , I had never tried this before. Thank you for the inspiration, Darnell! 

To finish this card I simply adhered my embellished card to a card base, added an additional sentiment and a couple of clear drops. Oh and I wink of stellad the die cut sentiment too. I just had to! :) 
The stamped sentiment + sentiment die both come from STAMPlorations. I'm also entering:

That's all this time! Darnell and the ladies at LIM:

Smile, it's your day! 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

New CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

Hi friends!
We have a new CAS challenge for you at Happy Little Stampers. Click HERE for all the challenge details and fabulous DT samples!

When I made my card I didn't yet have any HLS stamps to use (now I do own one fab set!) so I played with some of my other favorite stamps. You don't have to use HLS stamps to play along but we sure like to see them used! :)

My boots- and sentiment stamps come from STAMPlorations. The bg is stamped with various of my favorite bg stamps by Prima, Marianne Design and Kaiserkraft. I love love love these smallish stamps that are so fun to work with! My card is a simple one layer. Nothing fancy, just basic stamping -I did mask a small strip from the bottom of the card to give the boots a "flat" surface to stand on. :) Love how this turned out! 

Hope you like and I hope to see you playing along at Happy Little Stampers

I'd like to join:

Who doesn't know about teen age blues (or angst!) ... And yes, shopping helps! :) 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017


Hi friends!
I'm here to share a quick CAS card for challenges. I'm entering 

This card design didn't just pop into my head but I'm CASEing a card by from Ksenija's amazing Chasing Mojo gallery... Click HERE for the card that I'm CASEing and HERE for Ksenija's challenge! I truly loved this card design and think it's no wonder so many others have also CASEd it! 

The stamps I'm using are by STAMPlorations and I've die cut the border with a MFT die. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

New Challenge at Inkspirational

Hi friends!
It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational. Our guest designer this time is the ver talented Jane (loved the color combo of Jane's card!) and the DT has made stunning cards as always -don't miss any of them, click HERE

All stamps and dies in my DT card come from My Favorite Things. In addition to them I've used patterned paper with large polka dots. The gnome is colored in with Copics and I've also added white gel pen for extra polka dots! This card turned out quite cute I think and I was even able to add some sequins -I always suffer with adding embellies and usually just leave them out! 

There's a small small small tiny tiny tiny bit of dropped glue under my sentiment die... And the photo makes it look like a huuuuuuge thing! Trust me, you can nearly not see it IRL. I'm super fussy about mistakes and would not have "approved" this card if the glue would have looked this bad. :) 

Thanks for popping by, I  hope to see you playing along!

I'd like to enter:

Darnell's NBUS #9
My NBUS is the beautiful-die + the die for the gnome + the clear sequins! Yes! I'm so behind in the trends! ;)

Mod Squad Challenge Show Your Love
Simon Says Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Anything Goes