Saturday, 22 July 2017

New Challenge at Less is More

Hi friends!

We have a new challenge for you at Less Is More:

A fun but tricky one, isn't it! 

Card 1: Hugs

My first DT card has a large sponged lotus flower (or something close to lotus!) which I sponged with memento desert sand ink and colored on top with Copics for a "no-line coloring"-look. I usually shy away from this technique but this image was so large that it was not very difficult to keep the lines and petal edges clean even though there isn't any defined outlines. My sentiment is a large hugs-die cut (from my friend Sandie, thanks hon!) which I absolutely love. I sponged it with some distress ink and also brushed the same ink on top of the flower. I think the larger size of the sentiment die worked pretty well with the large size of the flower. I added Wink of stella to the sentiment and couple of clear sequins to finish off the card. I also die cut the panel with a MFT border die for just a little bit of extra interest.

I'd like to enter my Hugs-card to 

Stamping Sensations: anything with flowers (my 2nd entry) 

Card 2: Thanks

My second card has a self-made white on white thanks-background which I created with die cut sentiments. I backed my white card white Stick-it adhesive before die cutting so creating the background didn't require much effort. It looks quite fun IRL, unfortunately the lighting conditions were a bit bad when I photographed this but I hope you get the idea anyway! The cute, stitched die cut flowers come from Lil' Inker and I've added wink of stella and clear sequins to them to get the card looking a bit more girly. The off-white card base is not so yellow as it looks in the photo... The lighting again. :( 

Our challenge blog is filled with fantastic DT cards and lots of inspiration for this challenge. For me it was a challenge to not to get to play with my stamps but there is many alternatives like stencils, dies and even some store-bought fun toppers to play with... I look forward seeing what you'll create! Play along and you could win a fabulous prize from our July sponsor, Happy Little Stampers!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

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Hi friends!
I'm here with a DT card for our new challenge at TIME OUT Challenges where we are inspired by words:

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' Road Dahl

As always, our challenge runs for two weeks and we also have a guest designer, Toni, whose card for us totally makes me smile. Don't miss Toni's brilliant card, work by our DT or any challenge details, click HERE

I decided to concentrate on the sun-part of the quote and colored in W+9 flowers with sunny colors. The card is also really shiny -all the greenery is glittered up with Wink of Stella and I also added some clear, sparkly Nuvo Crystal drops. There's a couple of tiny rhinestones too and about 1 million white dots that I made with acrylic paint and paint brush. To be honest it all looks a bit crazy (like snow and raindrops at the same time...) but that's how it is this time. :) The stamped greeting is by Papertrey Ink. The background is very lightly inked with pale yellow DI and old make up brush. Hope you like and thanks for popping by!

I'd like to enter:
Stamping Sensations: anything with flowers
Stamp Ink Paper: Fabulous florals

Sunday, 16 July 2017

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm slightly late with my DT card for the current Inkspirational Challenge but I hope you'll forgive me!

The next fortnight we are having fun with this sketch, chosen by our lovely Shauna:

Our guest designer is the wonderful Izzy whose creativity is often mind-blowing, don't miss any of her cards, follow her blog HERE!

I used Altenew Bamboo Roses- flower stamp, W+9-sentiment stamp and The Ton background stamp in creating my card. The flowers are colored in with Copics and the background stamp was stamped with golden Delicata ink. It looks quite smashing IRL! My crafting buddy Milla has been spending some days at my place and helped me in finding my mojo, it has been lost for weeks now... But I've truly enjoyed our Copic coloring sessions and playing with Milla's stamps! :) 

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

I'm linking my card up to Altenew July Inspiration challenge. Love that red rose! 

Friday, 14 July 2017

TIME OUT Challenges Reminder

Hi friends!
I'm one day late with my reminder card for the current TIME OUT Challenge, but better late than never! We are CASEing the fabulous Cornelia (see the cute birdie card above!). For all the challenge details and prize info, click HERE. We are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers

My card's focal point is Bamboo Roses- stamped and die cut flowers by Altenew. I've colored them in with Copics and attached them to a die cut panel. Both designer papers I used have "wooden finish", inspired by Cornelia's background stamp. Also my overall layout was inspired by Cornelia + I used a lot of green like she did. 

Before joining us, do check our DT inspiration along with fab Guest Designer cards from Pooja from the TIME OUT Challenges blog

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

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Hi friends!
I'm here with a quick post to share my DT card for the new Less Is More Challenge:

In other words -use anything but white card for your one layer card base!

This challenge runs for 2 weeks and is a joined challenge with AAA Cards. We are sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and Kylie from HLS is also joining us as a guest designer with a fab, pink card. Don't miss Kylie's card, all the challenge details and creations by the DT -click HERE

I've used cute new poodle stamps by Clearly Besotted + a MFT sentiment in my card. The poodles are white heat embossed and I also added color to their "accessories" with a purple Copic marker and Wink of Stella glitter pen. A super simple CAS card, no embellies or nothing! The photo was taken on a rather cloudy day and is a bit unfocused, sorry about that -it looks better when clicked larger. :)

Thanks for popping by. 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Guest Designing at AAA Cards!

Hi friends!
Today I have the great pleasure to be guest designing at AAA Cards! I was so pleased when Jane asked me to join in for this challenge, "Words Have Power". How true is that, right!! 

 I always think cards that have the main focus in sentiments are fun and this time I had a NBUS stamp waiting that was just perfect! These stamps come from CAS-ual Fridays and are just gorgeous. The three red colored flowers are from the same set. There's even words rock + love -this is just such a fun stamp set! 

I colored the words in with grey Copics and added some additional color with red markers and white gel pen. I did very basic masking to stamp the three individual flowers behind the sentiment. After die cutting the decorative MFT border and adding some sequins my card was all finished! I love how this turned out! 

I hope I've inspired you to play along. Thanks again AAA Cards for having me!

Read all about the challenge and HERE. I promise you you'll be inspired by the work of the AAA design team!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hello friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More! The next week we'd like you to craft based on this sketch:

 I love the curves on the sketch! I ended up being a bit naughty with the sketch in both of my cards but let's have a look at them anyway! :) STAMPlorations is sponsoring the June challenges at Less Is More. Play along for a chance to win! Also, the LIM Design Team has fabulous samples for you in our challenge blog HERE. Don't miss any of them!

Now let's see what I made. 

Card 1 Summer Flowers

Immediately after seeing this sketch I knew I wanted to play with patterned paper, the sketch seemed perfect for it! I decided to stretch the middle part of the sketch to get more white space -I did want to see how the card would look with patterned paper on both ends. I do like it! A bit naughty with the sketch though! ;) The hello-die is by STAMPlorations and the heat embossed friend-word is by MFT. I added some clear drops for shine. A very simple card! 

Card 2  Christmas Flowers

More naughtiness happening here... This time the sentiment is not at all where it should be! Bad Nonni! However... I do like this card too! Looks like I'm enjoying being rebellious! Let's hope my LIM bosses won't sack me. I promise to sit on a naughty step if that helps!

I've used my favorite snowflake die along with a curve edge die, patterned paper, MFT sentiment stamp and one single black half-pearl. The black sentiment looked very lonely being the only black thing so I added the pearl to keep company to the sentiment! The white panels are piped up with fun foam for extra dimension. 

The poinsettia patterned paper comes from a stack I won from ABC Christmas Challenge and I'm happy to play along again with this card! The current challenge is M= More Than One and I have more than one flower + more than one curve! I'd also like to join:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Vacation (I chose Christmas Holiday)

Thanks for popping by everyone and I hope to see you joining us!