Saturday, 16 September 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
It's time for the weekly Less Is More challenge and this Saturday we have one of our theme challenges for you! The theme is "Take Flight". Our design team has wonderful samples for you HERE, don't miss any of them!

My first card is an all-white card created with a STAMplorations die cut butterfly, starry-galaxy type of Echo Park background stamp and Altenew sentiment. I heat embossed the background and the sentiment. This is actually my card nr 2, my first attempt is the second card of this post... It ended up to be on the edge of not-CAS so it didn't find his way to our challenge blog. :) I do like this all-white card but what a pain it was to photograph, goosh! I added a detail photo for you to have a closer look. 

close up:

With this all white card I'd like to join:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean and simple 
ModSquad Challenge: Heat embossing
Simon Says Monday Challenge: It's written in the stars

Below is the second card... It was nicely CAS before I ended up die cutting the wonky edges to the card base and making inlaid die cutting with the pieces -it looks ok in the photo but IRL it's pretty layered and "full". Love this backgorund stamp though, I have many ideas for it! 

Click the photo larger for closer look of the details
Before going I'd like to remind that in the month of September we are glad to be sponsored by Happy Little Stampers. Play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Guest Designing at Paper Smooches!

Hi friends!
It's time for my second GD card for Paper Smooches -I'm their guest designer for the month of September and am so enjoying playing with the goodies I received! Click HERE for the post in the Papersmooches blog so you can read more about the products I used and have a look at more DT inspiration! 

I made a quick little fall card by stamping small leaves for the background. I then cut it to a curved shape using one of the new dies. My coloring is made with Copics and as always, I needed to add white gel pen everywhere... I'm addicted to it! :) 

I'd like to join: 

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More

We'd like to see one layer cards with coloring!

If you are a regular visitor you know I really much like to color in... But lately life has been super hectic and I haven't been giving much attention to my markers. I do miss them so it was fun to create this quick little one layer! Click HERE for fabulous inspiration by my teamies! In the month of September we are happy to be sponsored by Happy Little Stampers

I needed a birthday card for a 3 year old boy and thought this dog stamp that I borrowed from my friend Milla would be fun for him.... This dog has such a fun, grumpy smile! The white dots I added to his face unfortunately make him look he is a little bit ill but oh well... I do tend get crazy with a white gel pen and once I started adding the dots, I couldn't stop! :) I "grounded" him on a stamped PTI background with help of simple masking. Some enamel dots and teeny tiny rhinestones for his collar finished of the card. 

I'd like to enter:

CAS on Friday: Use markers/pencils
thanks Sarah and Izzy for the tip, I had missed this one!

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a brand new challenge for you at Inkspirational. The next fortnight we are inspired by this beautiful photo:

Our design team along with guest designer Karren (one of my favorite designers! do check out her blog!!) have fabulous inspiration for you in the challenge blog. Click HERE for all the details!

I was inspired by the sheet music paper and the black silhouette image -it made me choose to use the bold die cut sentiment by STAMPlorations. I've also used my favorite snowflake die and created a quick Christmas card without any stamping. The embossing folder I used in the card base is a magazine freebie. Super quick and simple!

Hope you like and thanks for popping by! I hope to see you joining us!

I'd like to enter:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

TIME OUT Challenges Reminder

Hi friends!
Here's my reminder card for the current TIME OUT Challenge where we are CASEing this wonderful card by Bev from Uniko:

Uniko is also our sponsor and the challenge blog is filled with wonderful inspiration from our DT and guest designer Lucie, whose designs I adore... Don't miss any of the fun, click HERE!

It's pretty obvious how I was inspired by Bev: I loved the bold stripes of color and the use of an outline flower image. I decided to play with my newest Altenew stamps and was also inspired by the color palette of the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. I really love how this card turned out and I would never had thought of this design without Bev so a huge thank you for inspiration, Beverley! 

Thanks for popping by friends and I hope to see you playing along at TIME OUT!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Guest Designing at Paper Smooches!

Hi friends!
I was the lucky winner of Paper Smooches September Guest Designer Search and here I am sharing my first card with their wonderful new goodies! Here's the stamps and dies I created this card with:

The stamps are great for planner crafting which is very popular at the moment. However, I don't have a planner/journal (yet!!) so my plan is to make cute, fun (hopefully!) CAS cards with these new stamps. These dies can be used for example for creating cute Halloween monsters but I decided to make my own background with the geometric shapes. Below is a photo of the "faux dry embossed background" I created with the shapes -my stamped card front is attached on top of this background that adds quite a lot of dimension and interest to the CAS design! I've popped up the stamped card front with fun foam for even more dimension. 

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to visit Paper Smooches for more info and inspiration! 

Monday, 4 September 2017

September Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

Hi friends!
It's already September... Time to get busy making Christmas cards, only 4 months to go! :) The September Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Anything Christmas goes with the optional twist of Sparkle. Most of the team went with the twist and there's fantastic inspiration on offer HERE. We hope to see you playing along! Click HERE for information about the prizes. 

My card is a very simple CAS design. I've used a Mama Elephant bunny (I got to stamp and die cut this from my friend Milla, thanks Milla!), A Penny Black sentiment, some sircle dies + an snowflake embossing folder. The bunny is colored in with Copics and the sparkle is in her wings -I used Stickles. 

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you playing along at Happy Little Stampers!