Thursday, 19 April 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here to remind you of our current challenge at TIME OUT:

A fun and easy one for you this time! We are sponsored by Uniko and the winner receives a stamp set of their choice from Uniko store. In my card I've used stamps from Uniko set English Country Garden - Butterflies. All of our DT has been playing with Uniko stamps -don't miss any of the inspiration, click HERE!

My card is fairly simple. I've stamped the butterflies with Memento ink and colored them with Copics. I added Wink of Stella details and white gel pen details. I splattered some black and gold paint on top for extra interest and shine. I die cut a square from the right top corner (die by Marianne Design) and popped it up with fun foam for extra dimension. Couple of sequins finish off the card. 

Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
We have a new, fun challenge for you at Less Is More. We ask you to bring something back -to use something that you've not used on your cards in ages / something that is out of fashion or dig out
older stash items that you haven't played with anymore.

Happy Little Stampers continues as our April sponsor, play along for a change to win!

There's plenty of DT inspiration in our challenge blog HERE. Our guest designer this time is the wonderful Cara who made such a cute card for us with some older, adorable bunny stamps... Don't miss it! Also Sue is joining us as guest designer with the first stamp she ever bought! How cool is that! Thank you Cara and Sue for joining us in this challenge. 

I've made a super simple card using a magazine freebie stamp from years back + a moroccan pattern background stamp from Stamping Up, also several years old. I've added color to the stamped square image with distress inks (the image is heat embossed so it resisted ink), used Wink of Stella on the butterfly and also splattered some white paint on top. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations and not old or neglected! :) I've popped the stamped square up with fun foam for dimension and added a couple of sequins for additional sparkle. 

I was inspired by:

AAA Cards: Favorite Technique
Splattering... This is my second entry, I splatter a lot these days! :) Please click the photo larger to see the subtle white paint splatters. 

Stamping Sensations: One for the Girls
This is a very feminine card, isn't it! 

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

Saturday, 7 April 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for our new challenge at Inkspirational. The next fortnight we are going to be inspired by this photo:

Quite an unique photo! I chose the grey color and was also inspired by the windows. Also my flower has a somewhat similar shape than an umbrella has if you really use your imagination! :)

The grey card base is splattered with white paint. The window is cut with a MFT window die (thank you Milla for letting me to borrow this!) and I backed it with vellum with a heat embossed white sentiment. I added a stamped, die cut Altenew flower, some clear drops, and called it ready! A very simple card. Hope you like!

I'm very glad the wonderful Anita is our guest designer! Love her style... And it might look like I copied her card idea but you must believe me when I tell you I saw her card after making mine! So it was a "great minds think alike"- type of situation. :) Click HERE for all the DT inspiration.... And after admiring everyone's cards, happy crafting! 

I'd like to join:
(I used a delicate, springy bloom!)

AAA Cards: Favorite Technique
My favorite technique for the last 1 or 2 months has been splattering... I splatter all my cards! :) 

(I hope you'll agree this soft flower has a springy look!)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Time Out Challenges Reminder!

Hi guys!
I'm here with my reminder card for the current Time Out Challenge where we are inspired by this gorgeous, sunny, springy photo:

There's so many ways to be inspired here! I went with the color palette, the moroccan feel of the pattern in the vase + stripes in the napkins. The mandala stamp is an oldie and goodie by PTI and I think the die was a thank you gift from Winnie and Walter -I'm not 100 % sure about that though. I die cut the sentiment 4 times -twice from black card and twice from blue card and stacked the sentiments together for dimension. The mandala is heat embossed with white powder on a rectangle cut with a Marianne Design die. I embellished the card with sequins and called it ready. :)

Our design team has plenty of inspiration for you HERE. This time our guest designer is a former DT member and one of my favorite bogland crafters, Sarah. Great to have you joining us, Sarah! The sponsor of this challenge is Altenew and who wouldn't want to win a voucher to their shop... Play along for a chance to win! 

Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!

I'd like to enter:
Pixie's Snippets Playground #323: snippets of yellow, blue and black card along with a snippet of vellum used here! :)
Stamping Sensations: One for the Girls (I think this color palette + the lacey look of the mandala make this card very suitable for a female recipient!) 
CAS-Ual Fridays Challenge: Spring Fever (I hope you think this color combo is as springy as I think it is!)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More and it's something different this time: we are CASEing our January winner, Aileen! I love Aileen's cards and was delighted to CASE her. Here's her card:

Now let's look at the 2 cards I made inspired by Aileen!

Card 1: Flowers in a pot

In this card I used a flower stamp and a stencil by STAMPlorations and dies by My Favorite Things. I love this large, swirly thanks-word and wanted to die cut it from silver glitter card as Aileen did in her card! I was also inspired by Aileen's coloring and tried to mimic the same style a little bit by leaving the center of my flower petals white. My coloring is with Copics in both of my cards. The card base looked a bit too bare so I did some super soft stenciling and just a couple of white paint splatters to keep the look CAS. 

Card 2: Jumbo Flower

Again I'm inspired by the blue flower in Aileen's card! My original plan was to CASE her layout too but I ended up making my own layout, this flower is super large and and it took some time to find a good way to place it. Don't know if I succeeded but I'm at least moderately happy! Again, coloring with Copics and yes, I splattered again... Sorry I can't remember the maker of the flower stamp! 

With this card I'd like to join:

Our April sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. Play along for a change to win a fabulous prize! You could also be showcased as one of our favorite entries or get to guest design in the future. Happy crafting! Oh and Happy Easter too!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my DT card for the new challenge at Inkspirational

Fun, right? At first I could only think of unicorns but I was able to widen my thoughts a little bit in the end! The creature in my card (by Stampendous) is maybe an elf, maybe a fairy... I don't know really! I picked her up in a sale box from a local craft shop -I think she is definitely worth more than the under 2 euros I paid for her! I paired her with a large sentiment by CAS-ual Fridays -mostly because my stenciled bg was a bit messy from the top and this large sentiment covered it up conveniently. :) Really love this sentiment and I think you are going to see it in many of my Christmas cards this year.  The creature is colored with Copics and I added some white gel pen highlights and Wink of Stella on her wings. I could not help myself from splattering the background with white paint (I can't remember when I've made a card without splatters...) and to me it it really brought the whole background alive. 

I hope you'll now head on over to our challenge blog for all the challenge details and lots of inspiration from our team and our talented guest designer Mimi! Thanks for popping by and happy crafting!

I'd like to join:
ABC Christmas Challenge: G is for glitter (in her wings)
Penny Black and More: Feature a creature

Thursday, 22 March 2018

TIME OUT Challenges Reminder!

Hi friends!
I'm here with my reminder card for the current TIME OUT Challenges 4th birthday challenge:

I'm using stamps from our fabulous sponsor Concord & 9th, the stamp set I'm using is called

I'm inspired by the word "love" in our quote: the flower cluster in my card is in a shape of a heart and surely the sentiment is for a beloved friend!

I've heat embossed the image with white powder on kraft (neenah) card and colored it with Zigs and and old Wink of Stella pen, filled with water. This gives the coloring a lovely shine. I was surprised how well the kraft card stock handled water -I was very light handed and maybe that helped but I got only minimal warping. I'm really in love with kraft card at the moment! I embellished the card with white and black paint splatters. The sentiment, simply stamped, is from the same stamp set.

I hope you'll  now head on over to our challenge blog and see what our DT members and talented guest designer Claire have made for your inspiration!

I'd like to join:

The Flower Challenge: Anything Goes

Calling All Sistahs March Challenge: Both photo and colors, just a more pink version! :)