tiistai 23. huhtikuuta 2019


I made these birthday cards for my eldest son who will soon turn 9. I have to say I don't know by whom these stamps are... I've had the first one for ages and I've forgotten the manufacturer and the second one I bought secondhand so I do not know the manufacturer. But anyway, I coloured both the images with my Copic markers and die cut the panels with MFT dies. For the first card, I die cut the rays behind the boy with a Create a Smile die and the letters and number with Memory Box dies. I placed a piece of patterned paper on the card base and adhered the panel to it. The boy I adhered with foam adhesives. For the second card, I masked the dragon and created the clouds with a mask and some Distress Oxide ink. I die cut the little banner with a Create a Smile die and stamped the sentiment on it (it says 'Congrats!'). I matted the panel onto some light blue cardstock and placed a piece of patterned paper behind it.

Challenges (one card entered via my blog and the other via my Instagram):
* The Male Room Challenge: #109 - Anything Goes
* Seize the Birthday: #163 - Anything Goes

Nämä synttärikortit tein vanhimmalle pojalleni, joka täyttää piakkoin 9 vuotta. Leimasinten valmistajia en tiedä, mutta leimakuvat väritin Copiceilla ja paneelit stanssasin MFT:n stansseilla. Ensimmäisen kortin taustalle stanssasin säteet Create a Smilen stanssilla ja kirjaimet ja numerot Memory Boxin stanssilla. Taustalle hieman kuviopaperia. Toiseen korttiin maskasin lohikäärmeen ja mustetin pilvet maskin ja Distress Oxiden kanssa. Bannerin stanssasin Create a Smilen stanssilla ja leimasin siihen tekstin.

maanantai 22. huhtikuuta 2019

To the graduate - Valmistuneelle

I made this card for a relative who finished his medical school and graduated as a doctor. I thought the occasion called for roses but tried to make the card a bit more masculine with the colour blue. The stamp I used is called Bed of Roses and it is by Winnie and Walter. I coloured the image with my Copic markers, matted it onto black card stock and then adhered it to card base. I heat embossed the sentiment (it says 'To the graduate') on a strip of black cardstock.

* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Mood Board
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Beautiful Blooms
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #337 - Make Your Mark
* Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 515/516 - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs

Tämän kortin tein lääkäriksi valmistuneelle sukulaispojalle. Ajattelin tilaisuuden vaativan ruusuja mutta koitin tehdä kortista vähän miehisemmän sinisellä värillä. Leimakuva on Winnie and Walterin Bed of Roses, jonka väritin Copiceilla, kerrostin mustalle kartongille ja kiinnitin korttipohjaan. Tekstileiman embossasin mustalle kartonkisuikaleelle.

torstai 18. huhtikuuta 2019

Penny Black: Special Friends

I simply love these bunnies from the Special Friends set by Penny Black! They're cute and whimsical at the same time which is just the perfect combination. For the first card, I stamped the bunny on Copic friendly cardstock, coloured it with my Copics and die cut it with the matching die. The banner (coloured with Copics as well), the sentiment, the leaves and the flowers are all from the same Special Friends set. The panel in the background is die cut with the Diamond Cut die out of white cardstock and I adhered a piece of vellum behind it. The patterned paper is from the paper pad Summertime.

For the second card, I stamped and die cut the bunny and then coloured it with my Copics. I did the same with the flower and I also added tiny accents with white gel pen to both the bunny and the flower. I sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick on the background and die cut the Burlap Edge die out of light brown cardstock and adhered it to my cardbase. The sentiment is from the Happy Snippets set. I also rounded the upper corners of the card with a Corner Chomper.

I'd like to enter both of these cards to the following challenges (the second card submitted via Flickr):
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: April - Anything Goes, optional Fresh Spring Colours
* Penny Black and More: April - Spring
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Mood Board

Penny Black products used:
* Special Friends stamps (30-561) and matching dies (51-526)
* Diamond Cut die (51-499)
* Summertime paper pad (80-016)
* Burlap Edge die (51-504)
* Happy Snippets stamp set (30-358)

Nämä Penny Blackin puput Special Friends -setistä ovat mielestäni niin ihania, suloisia mutta ei liian sokerisia. Teinkin niillä kaksi korttia, molemmissa puput on väritetty Copiceilla ja stanssattu irti. Ensimmäisen kortin banneri, tekstileima, lehdet ja kukat ovat  samasta Special Friends -setistä ja taustan ristikko on stanssattu Diamond Cut -stanssilla. Sen taustalle laitoin hieman vellumia ja kuviopaperia Summertime -setistä. Toisen kortin "maa" on stanssattu Burlap Edge -stanssilla, taustalla on hieman Distress Oxide -mustetta ja tekstileima on Happy Snippets -setistä.

maanantai 15. huhtikuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #31: Reminder - Muistutus

It's time for The Flower Challenge reminder. This month we have a sketch for you to follow, and I interpreted the sketch loosely but used all the elements. The flowers are die cut with a Penny Black die called 'Playful Posies', I modified the die cut image a bit by cutting out one flower as there were four but the sketch only has three. I die cut the notebook pages with a Paper Smooches die called 'Notebook Basic' and stamped the sentiment from the set 'Snippets' by Penny Black. On the cream coloured cardbase I adhered a piece of patterned paper from my stash. As my embellishments I used a few clear sequins.

Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for details on how to participate and for loads of inspiration from my lovely team mates. And please do take part in the challenge, you'll have until April 25th to do so.

Muistuttelen taas The Flower Challengen huhtikuun haasteesta, jossa meillä on haasteena luonnos. Itse seurasin luonnosta vähän kevyemmin, mutta käytin kaikkia elementtejä. Kukat stanssasin Penny Blackin Playful Posies -stanssilla, tosin muokkasin leikettä hieman leikkaamalla siitä pois yhden kukan. Taustan vihkon lehdet stanssasin Paper Smoochesin Notebook Basic -stanssilla ja leimasin niihin tekstin Penny Blackin leimalla setistä Snippets. Lisäksi hieman kuviopaperia ja muutama kirkas paljetti. 

The Flower Challenge -blogista löytyy ohjeet osallistumiseen, kannattaa myös kurkata tiimiläisten kortit :) Aikaa osallistua haasteeseen on 25.4. asti.

lauantai 13. huhtikuuta 2019

Less Is More #393: Guest Designer

I have the absolute honour of being a Guest Designer for the current Less Is More challenge - thank you so much, ladies, for having me! It's a colour challenge this time with the cue words being 'Subtle Colours'. I decided to make a spring time thank you card with subtle spring colours and this is what I created. I used the 'Beautiful Friend' stamp and die by Clearly Besotted Stamps and did my colouring with my Copic Markers. I also added a bit of white gel pen to the image and attached the image with foam adhesives. For the background I simply die cut a circle using circle dies. The sentiment says 'Thank You' in Finnish. I also rounded the upper corners of my card with a Corner Chomper.

Minulla on kunnia olla Guest Designerina Less Is More -haasteessa ja tällä kertaa kyseessä on värihaaste teemalla 'Subtle Colours'. Käytin korttiini Clearly Besottedin Beautiful Friend -leimaa ja -stanssia. Leimakuvan väritin Copiceilla, lisäilin hieman valkoista geelikynää ja kiinnitin sen tarrapaloilla. Taustalle stanssasin ympyrän. Kortin kulmia pyöristin Corner Chomperilla.

torstai 11. huhtikuuta 2019

Flowers with lots of love - Kukkia rakkaudella

I love colouring this stamp ('Floral Medley' by Penny Black). I've made a similar card with it earlier but this time I wanted to use a different, stronger colour scheme. I used my Zig Markers for colouring and die cut the panel with 'Stitched Stackers' die by Penny Black. I then adhered the panel to hot pink cardbase and stamped the sentiment, it's from the set 'Happy Snippets' by Penny Black.

* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: April - Anything Goes
* Penny Black and More: April - Springtime
* Stamping Sensations: April - April Showers Bring May Flowers
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #336 - Anything Goes
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: No Designer Paper

Tykkään tästä Penny Blackin Floral Medley -leimasta, se on ihana väritettävä. Olen tehnyt tällä samalla leimalla aiemminkin samanlaisen kortin, mutta ajattelin nyt koittaa voimakkaampaa värimaailmaa. Väritin kuvan Zigeillä ja stanssasin paneelin Penny Blackin Stitched Stackers -stanssilla. Tekstileima on Happy Snippets -setistä (Penny Blackin sekin). Paneelin kiinnitin lopulta pinkkiin korttipohjaan.

tiistai 9. huhtikuuta 2019

Penny Black: Just because - Ihan muuten vain

I'm on the SIMPLICITY At Its Best blog by Penny Black today with a floral card. Below you'll find a sneak peek of my card but if you'd like to see the whole card, please visit SIMPLICITY At Its Best.

Olen tänään Penny Blackin SIMPLICITY At Its Best -blogissa kukkakortin kera. Yllä pieni kurkkaus korttiin, mutta jos haluat nähdä sen kokonaisuudessaan, vieraile SIMPLICITY At Its Best -blogissa!