Saturday, 12 August 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!
I hope you are ready for the monthly one layer challenge at Less Is More... This time we want to see some vehicles in your projects! Our design team has lots of fun samples for you HERE and we also have a fantastic guest designer, Marge... I'm totally in love with her cards and especially her coloring skills! 

In my card I used a fun boyish stamp set by Paper Smooches combined with a cool sentiment stamp by The Ton. I stamped this card when visiting my friend Sandie in June and did the copic coloring and decorative die cutting back home. I think this turned out so fun! 

Our sponsor for the month of August is the fabulous UK based online craft supplies store Seven Hills Crafts. Play along and you could win a coupon to their store! 

I'd like to join in:

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

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here this morning with my DT card for the new Inkspirational Challenge:

Our team has made lots of samples how to interpret the word "wave", don't miss any of the cards, click HERE! You'll also find out that Helen is our guest designer in this challenge. I'm sure you'll love her card!

I decided to use a wave-shaped die cut and used it as a snow bank. Another Christmas make from me. :) The MFT Santa was stamped and die cut from my friend Milla and I think he is hilarious! Santa is colored in with Copics and I used some Stickles for extra sparkle. I used starry designer paper for background and glittery Nuvo drops for extra stars. The sentiment (freebie with a magazine) is stamped with golden Delicata Ink. Love that stuff! 

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

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Time Out Challenge Reminder

Hi friends!
You still have about one week to play along at TIME OUT challenges where we are inspired by this gorgeous photo:

For all the challenge details and prize info, click HERE. We are sponsored by STAMPlorations

This card is a bit unusual for me because it's created solely with die cuts! I was inspired by the colors of the photo and the map-wallpaper. I had the square frame ready from an older project so I cut some designer paper to fit it for an inlaid-die look. I then placed the large globe-die cut and hug-word on top. Both of these die cuts are gifts from my TO boss Sandie! Thank you Sandie! 

I hope you'll now have a look at our blog. You'll be very inspired by the cards that our guest designer Trinia and our DT members have create, there's many looks to go for! It's your turn to take TIME OUT and craft. :)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi guys!
Another week flew by and we have a new challenge for you at Less Is More. It's time for a color challenge in our rota and we are inspired by the colors of tropical fruits!

Our sponsor for the month of August is the fabulous UK based online craft supplies store Seven Hills Crafts. Play along and you could win a coupon to their store! 

We are also very happy that we have a guest designer in our tropical fruits challenge, Tara! She made a fantastic card with a sentiment that makes me smile -don't miss her card or the fantastic inspiration by our DT -click HERE!  

In my card I've used fun, retro-style stamps by Altenew and sentiment stamps by MFT. I made my colorful stamping with Memento inks and stamped the sentiment with black Versafine. The small black dots are made with black Nuvo drops. This looks like a very simple card to make and it should be... But this the fourth attempt! I kept messing something up with my stamping and had ink all over the place... I was hardly breathing when stamping this fourth panel! What a waste of good card stock... The stamped panel is quite busy so to keep my "white space" as large looking as possible, I opted for not attaching the panel in the middle of the card. I quite like how this turned out!

Have a fun weekend everyone and I hope to see you playing along! 

Friday, 4 August 2017

August Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Hi friends!
It's already August... Time to get busy making Christmas cards, only 4 months to go! :) The August Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Anything Christmas goes with the optional twist of Poinsettia. 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 simply stamped an Uniko poinsettia to a die cut rectangle, colored it in with Copics and added lots of golden Stickles for details. I love Stickles in Christmas cards! The sentiment is from the same Uniko stamp set. 

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

Saturday, 29 July 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!

Hi friends!

The final Less Is More Challenge for the month of July is a fun one: 

You could use paper piercing, eyelets, sewing, brads, piercing dies... Many fun ways to play along!

I went with piercing dies and decided to make some more Christmas cards for my stash. I've done about 50% of all the Christmas cards that I need this year so I'm doing pretty well! Last year was a disaster,  I think I got only 1/4 made of what I would have wanted to make... So this year I started already in January! :)

Card 1: Santa Claus (above)

My first card is made with goodies from my friend Milla... Only the sentiment stamp (Penny Black) is from my own stash! I've colored the hilarious MFT Santa with Copics and added lots of Stickles details. I love Stickles for Christmas cards although I don't use it often otherwise. The pierced circles are made with a Memory Box die. A couple of sequins finish off the card. I quite like gold with green, it's a festive color combo!

Card 2: Christmas Bunny (below)

The window die with beautiful faux stitches is by MFT... And from Milla again. ;) The Mama Elephant bunny (and yep, from Milla again...) is colored with Copics and I've added Stickles to her wings. The background is made with a stencil (Memory Box), some ink (already forgot what I used!) and an old make up brush. The white heat embossed sentiment is from a set by The Greeting Farm. I've played with clear, glittery nuvo drops too -they are hard to see in the photo but I've added them here and there in the inked background.

Our challenge blog is filled with fantastic DT cards for this challenge... And it's worth checking out the personal blogs of our DT members -there's often extra inspiration on offer there too! I look forward seeing what you'll create. Play along and you could win a fabulous prize from our July sponsor, Happy Little Stampers! Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful weekend.

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
I'm here to share my DT card for the new Inkspirational Challenge. We are being inspired by this fabulous photo:

If you click the photo larger you'll see there's a blue starfish on the shelf -that was my main inspiration point. I also used a line stamp (Prima) + woodgrain background paper, both inspired by the planks in the photo. The starfish stamp is by Stampers Anonymous and I bought it especially for this challenge (+ a couple of more DT cards that are coming up later). It's a new stamp style for me and I was a bit confused what to make with it at first but I do like this end result! I colored the images with Copics and added lots of dotted details with my favorite white gel pen. The sentiment (by Altenew) is heat embossed with white powder on black card. Clear sequins finish off this card. Oh and I should mention the lines are stamped with Delicata gold ink... They shine beautifully IRL! 

I hope you'll now head on over to our challenge blog to find out what the rest of the DT made. Our guest designer this time is Jaydee and I've sen her card -it's amazing! Don't miss it. :)