torstai 20. kesäkuuta 2019

Time Out Challenges: Guest Designer


I am so honoured to be the Guest Designer for Time Out Challenges for the coming forthnight, thank  you so very much for having me, ladies! The theme for the challenge is a funny one ;) as Time Out challenges you to be funny :)

I had a look at my stamps and thought that this little fella has the funniest look on his face. He's from the Polynesian Paradise set by My Favorite Things. I coloured him and the little flowers with my Copic markers and die cut them out. I then die cut the background with a Create a Smile die and stamped the sentiment from the Polynesian Paradise set before adhering the panel onto a card base that I folded from yellow cardstock. I then adhered the little fella in place - I think he likes to laze around on the flowers :)

Please hop over to Time Out Challenges to see the details of the challenge and to see the gorgeously funny cards created by the Design Team.

Sain kunnian olla Guest Designer Time Out Challengesissä. Haaste on hauska, sillä tällä kertaa Time Out haastaa meidät olemaan hauskoja :) Omaan korttiini valitsin My Favorite Thingsin liskon Polynesian Paradise -setistä, josta myös nuo kukat ja tekstileima on. Väritin leimakuvat Copiceilla ja taustalle stanssasin kuvion Create a Smilen stanssilla. Sitten vain kiinnitin kaiken paikalleen.

Lisätietoja haasteesta ja Design Teamin upeat kortit löytyy Time Out Challengesin blogista.

lauantai 15. kesäkuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #33: Reminder - Muistutus

It's reminder time at The Flower Challenge. In June we're focusing on background stamping so get creating those backgrounds with floral images! We have the wonderful Deepti Malek as our guest designer and she is giving away one of the stamp sets she's designed to our lucky winner, how lovely is that?!

For my DT card, I chose to use Best Buds set by Paper Smooches. I stamped the background with one of the tiny flowers and decided to leave it uncoloured. For my main image, I chose the floral banner from the same set and coloured it with my Copics. I attached the panel onto dark grey cardstock and adhered the main image on it, adding a bit of gold twine behind it. Quick and easy! :)

Now please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog for details on how to enter our challenge and for a good dose of inspiration from my talented team mates. And please remember, you'll have until June 25th to participate.

The Flower Challengessä on muistutteluaika, tämän kuun haasteena on taustan tekeminen. Guest designerina meillä on Deepti Malek, joka antaa voittajallemme suunnittelemansa leimasetin palkinnoksi! 

Omaan korttiini käytin Paper Smoochesin Best Buds -settiä. Leimasin taustan pienellä kukkaleimalla ja päätin käyttää kukkabanneria "pääosassa". Taustan jätin värittämättä mutta kukkabannerin väritin Copiceilla. Kiinnitin kaiken paikoilleen ja lisäsin kultanarua bannerin taakse.

The Flower Challenge -blogista löytyy tarkemmat ohjeet osallistumiseen ja myös inspiraatiota Design Teamiltä, käypä kurkkaamassa. Aikaa osallistumiseen on 25.6. asti.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Guest Designer

It's reminder time at Penny Black Saturday Challenge where I'm guest designing this month. The theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Partial Stamping.

For my card I used a stamp from the Penny Black set Flower Fantasy. I die cut the panel with a Penny Black die from the set Swirly Stitches and stamped the flower on it partially four times before watercolouring them. I also added a few watercolour splashes here and there before I stamped the sentiment from the set Special Sentiments. Then I matted the panel onto some dark blue cardstock before adhering it onto light blue cardbase.

And now please hop over to Penny Black Saturday Challenge for the challenge details and to see what the amazing Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Olen guest designer Penny Black Saturday Challengessä ja nyt on muistuttelukortin aika. Aiheena haasteessa on Anything Goes ja vaihtoehtoinen twisti on Partial Stamping. Omaan korttiini käytin kukkaa Penny Blackin Flower Fantasy -setistä, jonka leimasin Swirly Stitches -setin stanssilla stanssaamani paneelin reunoille. Kukat väritin vesiväreillä. Tekstileima on Special Sentiments -setistä. Paneelin kiinnitin tummansiniselle kartongille ja sen puolestaan kiinnitin vaaleansiniseen korttipohjaan.

Inkspirational Challenges: Guest Designer - Garden

I'm thrilled to be guest designing for Inkspirational Challenges for the  month of June and it's time for the second challenge of the month. It's a lovely challenge with the word prompt of 'Garden'.

There's a reason why I chose this stamp, Penny Black's Unfolding, for the Garden challenge. I'm terrible at identifying flowers but these blooms look like peonies to me and... I will be getting my own flower bed full of peonies soon! Yay! I love peonies and I'm so excited to have some in my garden soon :) And yes, they will be pink ones ;) But as to my card, I stamped the image straight onto Ranger watercolour paper and coloured it with my watercolours. I then sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Bundled Sage onto the bottom of the card. I decided to heat emboss the sentiment (it says, loosely translated, 'Birthday Wishes' in Finnish) in white onto a strip of dark grey cardstock and attached it onto the card.

And now please hop over to the Inkspirational Challenges blog for the details on the current challenge and to see what the amazing Design Team has created for your inspiration.

Kesäkuussa saan olla guest designer Inkspirational Challengesissä ja nyt alkavan haasteen teemana on puutarha. Valitsin tämän leiman (Penny Blackin Unfolding) korttiini, koska nuo kukat muistuttavat pioneja ja minä olen saamassa pionipenkin puutarhaani :) Mutta korttiini siis leimasin Unfolding-leiman suoraan korttipohjaan, jonka taittelin Rangerin vesiväripaperista. Leimakuvan väritin vesiväreillä ja alareunaan mustetin Distress Oxide -mustetta. Tekstileiman embossasin kartonkisuikaleelle ja kiinnitin korttiin. 

Inkspirational Challenges -blogista löytyy tarkemmat tiedot haasteesta ja Design Teamin tekemät upeat kortit, klikkaa siis itsesi sinne :)

keskiviikko 12. kesäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Full Bloom: Golden Dance

I made a CAS card with a stamp from the most recent release by Penny Black. This one is called Golden Dance and it comes with a matching die, Golden Dance Cut Out. I stamped the image on watercolour paper and coloured it with Gansai Tambi watercolours before die cutting it out. I wanted to keep the background simple, so I folded a card base from Neenah cardstock and did a bit of masking and ink blending. I die cut the white burlap strip with a die called Burlap Edge, adhered it and stamped the sentiment (it's from It's Your Day set). Lastly, I adhered the floral image with foam adhesives. Quick and simple! :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black and More: June - Blooms, Butterflies and/or Bugs
* Happy Little Stampers: June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes

Penny Black products used:
* Golden Dance (30-562)
* Golden Dance Cut Out (51-533)
* Burlap Edge (51-504)
* It's Your Day (30-553)

Nopsa CAS-kortti Penny Blackin uudella leimalla Golden Dance. Väritin leimakuvan Gansai Tambi -vesiväreillä ja stanssasin sen irti Golden Dance Cut Out -stanssilla. Maskasin ja mustetin taittelemaani korttipohjaa, leimasin siihen tekstin It's Your Day -setistä sekä kiinnitin Burlap Edge -stanssilla stanssaamani kuvion. Lopuksi kiinnitin leimakuvan kohotarrapaloilla. Kaikki käytetyt Penny Black -tuotteet löytyvät tuosta ylläolevasta listasta.

maanantai 10. kesäkuuta 2019

AAA Birthday Design Team!

I have such exciting news to share today! I am joining the AAA Birthday Design Team! Woop woop! I'm so happy to join the wonderful DT, this is going to be so very exciting! Thank you so much, ladies at AAA Birthday, for selecting me!

There's a new blog post up today at AAA Birthday that introduces some of the new DT members (including myself) with our DT cards for the current 'Watercolour' challenge. Below you'll see the card that I made. I think it's a very typical card of mine with a floral image (I love floral images!), watercolouring (perhaps my most favourite method of colouring), the colour pink (one of my fave colours), a frame (I seem to have a tendency to use frames in my cards a lot for some odd reason..), patterned papers (something I can't seem to make a card without), clear sequins (probably my most used embellishment) and leaning towards CAS style. So, in short, it's a very Milla-esque card! :)

And if you're interested in the details of the card, here comes: The stamped image is Mondo Sakura from Ellen Hutson coloured with Altenew watercolours. The frame is die cut with Penny Black dies from the set Stitched Stackers and the sentiment is by Penny Black also (from the set Snippets).

And now please hop over to AAA Birthday to meet some of my new fellow DT members (such talent there!) and to see what they created for the challenge.

Huimia uutisia! Liityn Design Teamiin AAA Birthday -haasteessa! Aivan mahtavaa! AAA Birthday -blogissa on tänään postaus, jossa esitellään osa uusista DT-jäsenistä (minut mukaanlukien), näytillä on myös kortit, jotka teimme tämänhetkiseen haasteeseen, jonka aihe on vesivärit. Mielestäni tämä kortti on hyvin tyypillinen minulle, siinä on kukkia, pinkkiä, kehykset, kuviopaperia, paljetteja ja tietysti vesiväritys. Leimakuva on Ellen Hutsonin Mondo Sakura Altenew'n vesiväreillä väritettynä ja kehykset on stanssattu Penny Blackin Stitched Stackers -setin stansseilla. Myös tekstileima on Pennyä, Snippets-setistä. 

Kannattaa käydä kurkkaamassa AAA Birthday -blogissa, jossa siis esitellään tänään osa uusista DT-jäsenistä kortteineen!

keskiviikko 5. kesäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Full Bloom: Berry Fairy

The weather is gorgeous in my part of the world at the moment - the sun is shining and it's around 22 degrees of Celsius - so I thought this summery card would be perfect to share :) This stamp is from the latest release by Penny Black and it's called Berry Fairy. I coloured the image with my Copic markers and die cut the panel with a die from the set Stitched Stackers. The sentiment is from the set Happy Snippets and the patterned paper in the background is from the paper pad Beau Jardins. I embellished the card with leaves die cut with a die from the set Leaves.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Stamping Sensations: June - Show Your True Colours
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: June - Anything Goes
* Uniko: Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
* Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: WWC224 - Feminine Anything Goes

Penny Black products used:
* Berry Fairy (30-567)
* Happy Snippets (30-358)
* Stitched Stackers (51-416)
* Leaves (51-002)
* Beau Jardins (80-011)

Ilma on nyt sen verran kesäinen, että tällainen kesäinen kortti on passeli jakaa. Tämä suloisuus on Berry Fairy, Penny Blackin viimeisimmästä kokoelmasta. Väritin sen Copiceilla ja stanssasin paneelin irti Stitched Stackers -setin stanssilla. Tekstileima on Happy Snippets -setistä ja taustan kuviopaperi on Beau Jardins -paperikosta. Koristeena lehdet, jotka stanssasin Leaves-setin stanssilla.