Sunday, January 31, 2016


Hello! I hope you are all having a restful weekend!
Today I'm sharing some cards I made during practicing coloring with copic markers and colored pencils.

I used the blossom from the Beautiful Friend stamp set by Clearly Besotted. This image was stamped using Angel Pink and Bamboo Leaves Memento inks first, before I colored them. After finishing with coloring, I heat embossed the image using Liquid Platinum EP with the help of the Misti Tool.
Sentiments are from Altenew, Cricut store and Hero Arts.

1. Copic coloring

Here I colored the image using Copic markers. I then cut the circle with my Cricut. The circle was glued flat on the card base. I stenciled some white Embossing paste on the negative panel for more interest. I traced the sentiment with silver and gold gel pen after I stamped it. I added thin strips of silver glitter CS on both sides and mounted the negative panel using foam tape on the card base.

2. Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Here I used only Prismacolor pencils to color the image. The front panel was cut from a Tutu pink CS. I cut the window using Distressed Edges die and mounted the front panel using foam tape on the card base.
The sentiment from Cricut store was cut with my Cricut from a piece of CS which was blended in purple and pink and splattered with water.

3. Polychromos colored pencils 

For this and the card I used only Polychromos pencils. 

Here I colored the image on the card base. After coloring I splattered some pink ink while I coverd the image with a mask. The front panel with circle window was cut with my Cricut. I then stamped the image on the same place with the help of the Misti and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum without coloring. The panel was dry embossed using Wave EF from We R Memory Keepers and mounted on the card base using foam tape.
The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed in silver on a pink pattern paper and mounted flat on the card.

4. Copic + Polychromos pencils

I colored the image with Copics first and added details using colored pencils. Unfortunately the heat embossed image was not exactly on the first stamped image, as I failed to place the paper correctly on my Misti. I cut the leaves partly before I glued the piece of CS with the image on the card base, so they could placed over the front panel. Here I made the circle window of the front panel more central. The front panel was dry embossed using another EF from the Wave EF set and mounted using foam tape. For the banner I blended a piece of white CS with Tattered rose and Picked raspberry DIs, stamped and silver heat embossed the sentiment and cut it using a banner die from Spellbinders.

5. Polychromos colored pencils

This time I fussy cut the colored image by hand. I blended some blue DIs on the card base. I then cut the front panel with a circle window with my Cricut, dry embossed it using Gemstone EF and mounted it on the card base using foam tape. I placed the fussy cut image as shown in the picture.

After all the coloring practice, I couldn't see any considerable difference between the coloring methods :).
Maybe it's not the medium... but the skill that makes difference.
So eventually it was not a significant comparison because of lack of my skill :)

I want to enter my second card into the Muse Challenge: This week's Muse is Jenni Murray and here is her beautiful card!

 CASology #182: ADORE (I adore all things that can make colors :))

and also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great start into the new Week!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Today I have a card for the latest Less is More Challenge, which is asking us to use a silhouette in our creation.
This theme is completely new to me, and I have only few stamps which can be used as silhouette.
As a cat lover like many of crafty ladies, I always tend to buy stamps with cats:). So fortunately I found this beautiful cat stamp in my stash and could make this card.

This cat is from Inkadinkado. I stamped him with black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I then drew a line as the ground using black glaze pen, blended Hickory smoke DI under this line.
The flower is from Doodle Blooms stamp set by Altenew which I colored also using glaze pens. I drew the stem and the shadow of the cat by hand in grey.
Sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped in black and clear heat embossed.
Two rhinestones adorn this card.


Thank you for stopping by! 
Happy crafting! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Have a fabulous birthday

This is the second post today to show you a birthday card which I made with two challenges in mind. 
The layout is from the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch and I used the color palette from the latest colourQ challenge.

The greenery and flower images are from Penny Black. I stamped the greenery first using green memento inks, partly with the second generation. I then stamped the flowers in yellow and colored them using copic markers and colored pencils. I added some details on the greenery too. 
The front panel in chocolate was cut with a border die from Spellbinders. I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black and heat embossed it in olive green, mounted the panel with 3D foam on the card base and finished off the card with some dots using yellow Pico Embellisher. 


Thank you again for stopping by! 
Happy crafting! 

Red rose

Hello and welcome!

Today I made a second card for the Addicted to CAS : RED!
I'm still practicing Marika's coloring technique and here I used again copic markers along with Polychromos pencils.

This gorgeous rose is from Clearly Besotted. I stamped it partly in soft red and soft green with second generation of inking on a white CS. I then colored the rose using copic markers first and added details using colored pencils.

Actually I've already finished coloring on sunday. But at first I had no idea how I should finish a card with this image.  I wanted to make a background for this rose.  So I made a mask for it. I thought about blending but couldn't decide with which color... After a while I was ready for ink splatters. And I did it! I flicked some red inks over the masked rose and added Ladybug Pico embellisher on some of the splatters.
I then trimmed the panel, rounded the corners and mounted it on the card base, the edges of which I sponged in red.
The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in black. I finished off the card with some Glossy Accents dewdrops on the rose.


Thank you all for visiting my blog!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 25, 2016


Today I have a birthday card in red to share with you.
As I saw the code word over at Addicted to CAS, which is RED this time, I did know right away what I want to make. (It never happened before!)
And I am very happy with how this turned out.

I started by blending Fired brick, Barn door and Festive berries DI on a white CS making a ombre toward a white corner on which I sponged white pigment ink. I then made a bokeh background using circle stencils and white pigment ink. I trimmed the panel, drew white frame and mounted it on a white card base.
On a vellum white heat embossed images are from Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew. I took the outline stamps for the big flower and the branches.  For the branches I heat embossed the solid images as well  to overlay it with outline images after fussy-cutting. I glued the flower and branches flat on the front panel and added a pearl to the center of the flower.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I stamped it on a black banner and white heat embossed.


Thank you for stopping by! 
Happy crafting! 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

CASEing Marika #2

Hello everyone!
As I said on the previous post, I've made a card with Marika's coloring technique, after I watched her video several times.
I only hope I did justice to Marika's card.

To start off I stamped the outline images of the orchids from Oriental Orchid stamp set by Altenew. Here I used third generation of the inking of London fog Memento ink. I colored them using cool grey Copic markers and added details using cool grey Polychromos colored pencils. I then cut the image completely with a craft knife. For the background I blended Crushed olive, Seedless preserves and Shaded lilac Distress inks on the left part of the card base.
And I blended Shaded lilac on a side edge of a white card stock masking a stripe, trimmed this panel and mounted it to the right of the card base. I then glued the stem of the orchid flat and the flowers using foam tape on the front panel. I made a horizontal stripe in lilac and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set on it in black and clear heat embossed it. Of course I forgot to apply the anti-static powder, so the clear EP was all over the stripe. As the stripe was already glued on the card, I had to leave the clear dots...
To finish off the card I added some sequins.

Here is Marika's gorgeous creation.


Thank you all for stopping by! 
Have a good start into a new week! 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Purple roses

Hopefully you're having a great week so far.
In today's card I am CASEing two very talented card designers, Marika Rahtu from Me and Minime Crafting and Kelly Latevola from You and Your Big Dreams.

The theme of the latest Time Out challenge is CASEing Marika with your own twist.
I always adore Marika's amazing coloring. Especially when she uses Copics and colored pencils together, I fall in love with her card again and again.
But for this card I am not using Marika's coloring technique. (I will try it on my next project :). )
As I watched Kelly's video on her blog, where she was CASEing Anita (in France), I thought I should try that coloring technique soon. So I followed Kelly's tutorial to make this card.

I took a black CS and stamped the second layer of the rose and branch from Vintage Flowers stamp set by Altenew using white pigment ink. I then colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils. I chose purple for the roses like the background color of Marika's card.  I cut a vertical strip out from the left part to mimic Marika's card. The sentiment from Altenew was stamped and white heat embossed. I added a glitter pattern paper on the card base and mounted the black panel using 3D foam.
To finish off the card I added some sequins.

This is the beautiful card of Marika!


I want to say special THANK YOU! to Marika and Kelly for the inspiration :). 

Thank you for visiting today! 
Have a restful weekend! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016


I want to show you a Kitty card today.
The idea for this card came into my mind while I was brainstorming on the cue card of the latest CASology, CLEAR.
A hugry Kitty has cleared his bowl full of fishes. And the fishes except for the one that fell out of the bowl are now....

It is a kinda mini shaker card. The kitty and the bowl are from the Catitude stamp by MFT.  I stamped them using Antique Linen Distress ink on a scrap CS, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them.
I then cut the belly part of the kitty out and glued an acetate sheet, framed the part using foam tape, filled it with some glitter fishes which I cut by hand and adhered an in grey blended CS as the background of the "window". I added bright brown pattern paper on the bottom part as the floor and sponged some silver ink on the area where the floor meets the wall. After I drew the shadows I mounted the shaker Kitty, the bowl and a fish on the card.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped in black and clear heat embossed. A purple heart which was decorated with Glossy accents was the final touch.


Thanks for popping by! 
Have a great day! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thank you

Happy wednesday!
Today I have a cute version of a thank you card to share with you.
This cute girl is from Penny Black. Is she Mimi? I thought Mimi has always short bangs over her forehead.

I stamped the image on a watercolor paper using StazOn black ink. I then colored it with Zig Brush pens. The red dots were drawn with Sakura glaze pen. After I masked the image, I blended Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress inks on the upper part of the paper. I sprayed pearl-water Mix on the blended area. The sentiment cut using my Cricut is from the Cricut online store. I wanted the sentiment to look like a cloud, so I left it white and added only Shimmer Pico Embellisher on it.  Also the little hearts were coated with it.

SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge: Best Friends (I think this can be a good thank you card for the best friend)

Thank you and have a great day! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Poppy field

Today I want to share a one layer thank you card, on which I tried to draw a poppy field.

The stamp I used is called Delicate Blossoms and is from Hero Arts. To make a poppy field I chose only one flower as I stamped it on the Walnut Cream card base and after masking the previous one I continued stamping another flower till I was happy with the scene.
I then colored the images using Prismacolor colored pencils. (One sentence... but it took a while:))
The sentiment from Stampendous was stamped in black.
I added some dots to the stamen using black Pico Embellisher.
As I wanted to link up this card at the latest A Blog Named Hero challenge: One Layer, I didn't add any other embellishments.


Thank you for visiting today! 
Have a great week!