Sunday, November 29, 2015


I've managed again to make a card with my kids around my crafting place, yay!

Today's card is for CASolgy this week with the cue word "OWL". And I added a dimensional owl for the Addicted to CAS, which is celebrating it's 3rd birthday with the code word "DIMENSION".

After I've seen the cue word at CASology "OWL", I've searched for an owl in my stamp sets but I couldn't find any. What I've found were owl buttons. Not bad! I chose a blue one from the package.
I then colored water color CS using Distress inks in blue+teal for the heart panel and in pink+yellow for the balloon die cut. Since the owl button is about 2mm thick I made a branch also with the same thickness for the owl to sit on. The heart was cut with my Cricut. The Balloon Bouquet die is from Cottage Cutz.
Before I've mounted all the elements together, I had blended some Distress inks on the card base and applied pearl pigment on the card base and the heart panel with a brush.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped using embossing ink and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. For more shine I added a coat of Wink of Stella on the branch and on the bow of the balloon bouquet.


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Have a great start into the week! 

Season's Greetings

I hope you are having a great weekend!
Today I have a holiday card to share with you which I've made with two challenges in mind.

The Addicted to CAS challenge celebrates the 3rd birthday with the cord word "Dimension". Congrats!!!

On the Time Out blog runs a 'inspired by word' challenge. And the phrase is "Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies".
I took the word "snowflakes" from that phrase and made a holiday card.

I started off by stamping the snowflakes using embossing ink on my card base. After clear heat embossing it I blended various Distress inks in blue and purple over the images.
I then cut the front panel with a circle window from a silver shimmer CS and mounted it raised on the card base using foam tape for some dimension. The sentiment from JustRite was stamped and silver heat embossed on the front panel.  The die cut snowflake is from Cricut online store and was cut with my Cricut.
I colored the snowflake using a silver pen and ink it up with embossing ink to heat emboss with glitter EP.
The final touch were the tiny stars between the snowflakes in the window and a rhinestone on the center of the die cut snowflake.


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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thank you

Yesterday I made another card featuring Oriental Orchid stamp set from Altenew.
I had a quite de-stressing time with coloring.

I stamped the outline images of the flowers using white pigment ink on a kraft CS. I then colored the flowers with Prismacolor colored pencils. The stem was drawn by hand. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts using white pigment ink and then slightly offset in pink. I added some dew drops on the flowers and two tiny rhinestones on the sentiment.


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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Altenew November Challenge #2

This is the second card for the Altenew November Challenge.

I used the Oriental Orchid stamp set, which my very talented crafty friend May has designed for Altenew.

I wanted to give this card a water color look. So I inked the solid flower image first using Abandoned Coral and Spun Sugar Distress inks and stamped it on a water color CS after I sprayed some pearlized water onto the stamp. I then stamped the detail images in navy and then the outlines in light orange. After I masked the flowers I stamped the stem in navy. The leaves were also stamped using Distress inks and some splatter of water.
The Sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped it in navy and again using embossing ink to clear heat emboss it for more crisp details.  To finish off my card I added some gold dots around the orchid.


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Happy Thanksgiving! 

Altenew November Challenge #1

Today's card was made with Altenew November Challenge in mind. This month’s theme over there is: From the Craft Room- Navy & Coral.

I made a floral birthday card using the Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set.

The images was stamped and gold heat embossed on a water color CS. I colored it using my new toy, Zig brush pens. They are fabulous but I need abviously more practice:).
I colored the stems in navy to follow the color scheme of the Altenew challenge and added some green shades in edges of the leaves. The sentiment from Hero Arts was gold heat embossed on a navy CS.
I added thin strips of navy CS to side edges of the card base.
The final touch was some gold dots of Pico Embellisher.

I am entering this card also into this week's Addicted to Stamps and More #172: Make your Mark.

and SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015



Today I have one card to share. I was inspired by the current cue word over at Casology, PRETTY.
When I thought about "pretty", small and little things came to mind. small flowers, baby animals or little happiness in everyday life...
I love small wildflowers, which are often called as "weed". I would prefer a pot of small flowers to a bouquet of roses.
In my card I tried to show that pretty little things.

I started out by making the sentiment. The font I was using here is "Luna". I modified it slightly to make the ground for my flowers and added small hearts. After I printed my sentiment with laser printer I ran it with a piece of rainbow Deco Foil through the laminator. I then stamped small flowers and leaves from Paper Smooches and drew the stems. A coat of wink of stella on the flowers and the sentiment was the final touch.
The foiling was much easier than I thought and I'm happy with the result!


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Have a great start into the week!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Merry Everything

The next card I'm sharing today is for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #255.
Here is what I came up with.

To start off my card I die cut my card base using Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders and glued an acetate sheet on the back. 
I used You Make My Tail Wag stamp set to make a front and back image. I stamped the front and back images of the dog on a white CS in grey as second generation and colored them using colored pencils. The santa hat is from Jingle All the Way set. I then fussy cut the colored images. 
For the fence I used light brown CS and Hardwood stamp from Stampin'up. After I blended the edges using Distress ink, I adhered the fence, dog images and santa hat on the acetate as shown in the photo. The background was made by masking and blending using Distress inks. 
The sentiment was stamped in black and clear heat embossed. I added black dots using my gel pen. 


This was the last one for today:) 
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The second card for today:)
This is for the Pinterest Inspired Challenge.

The overlapping flowers on the inspiration photo for november at the PIC reminded me of a panel I made using alcohol inks.

I doodled on the blue circles, adhered thin silver strips to the sides and mounted the panel on the card front using foam tape. I chose a magenta shimmer CS for the background to imitate the inspiration photo.
I added a pink striped acetate for more interest. Unfortunately you can see the adhesives through the acetate :(.
The sentiment is from Stampin'up and was stamped on a silver banner.

This is the inspiration photo at Pinterest Inspired Challenge.

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CASEing May

Today I have a card to share in which I tried to CASE May Sukyong Park.
I am a huge fan of May's CAS card style. I was visiting her blog one day, when I've found CAS-Muses Challenge. May is the muse of this month at this challenge. She is introduced with interviews and you can see also some of her gorgeous creations on the challenge blog.
May gave the theme "create your own stamped background" for the current challenge.

So I've tried to make a stamped background for the first time. I used small holiday themed stamps from Hero Arts and Hero Arts dye inks. It was not easy to place the images but definitely it was fun!

The sentiment from Penny Black was stamped on a green vellum with embossing ink and gold heat embossed. I layered the green vellum circle with a white vellum, adhered some gold thread on the back of it and mounted it on the card front using foam tape.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Have a beautiful day

The second posting for today:)  And this will be my second entry over at CAS(E) this Sketch #149.
I am also entering this card into the Ellen Hutson November Mix it Up Challenge with Mama Elephant and SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge (Thinking of You).

I stamped the magnolia from Essentials by Ellen on a water color paper with embossing ink. After heat embossing in silver I colored the magnolia with water color in yellow and orange. I cut a small square from a white CS and stamped and silver heat embossed a part of the magnolia on it. I stamped an image from Photo Bomb stamp set from Mama Elephant using black Memento ink, colored it using Akashiya Sai Brush pens, cut it and mounted it on the small square panel. The panel was adhered using foam tape on the card front. The sentiment was stamped using black pigment ink on a vellum and clear heat embossed. I doodled yellow border to finish off the card.

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Have a nice week! 

the last autumn card

Today I have a one layer card to share with you. I've made this card with the CAS(E) this Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in mind.

I used the Vintage Flowers stamp set from Altenew. I stamped the branch and leaves using Distress inks and then stamped it again with embossing ink in order to clear heat emboss the image. To show the brushstroke in the sketch I made a cutting file and cut it from a scrap paper with my Cricut and used it as a stencil while blending in yellow and green shades. The sentiment is also from Altenew which I heat embossed in gold. For the final touch I sprayed some pearlized water and added some dots using gold Irresistible Pico embellisher.

Maybe a real brush stroke would have been a better choich, but I decided for a stencil. Watercoloring is one of my weaknesses:).


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Have a great day! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Deck the halls

My second post today :)!
I have another christmas card to share with you. This time in red and gold.
I had two challenges in my mind. The current challenge at Less is More is a colour challenge and the colour of this month is "Fire". At Happy Little Stampers Blog runs HLS November CAS challenge with the theme "Gilding"

The flame background was made using alcohol inks. I dropped red, orange and yellow alcohol inks on a glossy CS and blowed them through a small straw.
I then stamped a branch from the Golden Garden stamp set from Altenew using metallic gold ink and added some dots with a brush.  I then trimmed right and bottom edge of the glossy CS panel and mounted it on a card base, the edges of which I gold heat embossed.

The sentiment from Happy Little Stampers was stamped and gold heat embossed on a black CS, cut and adhered on the card using foam tape.

I am happy with the result, even though it was my first trial of this technique (blowing alcohol ink).
But it took a very long time until it was dry.


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Have a great day!