torstai 18. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Tea Party




This turned out to be a very CAS card :) Just simple stamping and a bit of watercolouring, that's it! I folded my card base out of watercolour card stock, stamped the image using a stamp from the new Penny Black set called Tea Party and then the sentiment from the set It's Your Day, watercoloured the image and rounded the upper corners with my corner chomper. And the card was done!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Inkspirational Challenges: Challenge #191 - Photo inspiration (I was inspired by the rows of cupcakes!)
* Allsorts Challenge Blog: Challenge Week 528 - CAS
* Less Is More: Challenge #399 - Celebrations
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July - Anything Goes, Optional: Food and/or Drink




All products used are by Penny Black and available at their online store, here are the links:
* Tea Party (30-572)
* It's Your Day (30-553)


Tästä kortista tuli melko yksinkertainen, vähän leimailua ja vesiväritystä ja se oli siinä! :) Korttipohja on vesivärikartongista taiteltu, siihen leimasin kuppikakut Penny Blackin uudella leimalla setistä Tea Party ja vesiväritin. Tekstileima on setistä It's Your Day. Kortin yläkulmat pyöristin corner chomperilla. Käyttämäni tuotteet on Penny Blackin ja saatavilla nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

maanantai 15. heinäkuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #34: Reminder - Muistutus



It's reminder time at The Flower Challenge as we are mid-way through July already. This time we're asking you to use "Pretty Pastels" in your floral creations and we have a prize for the winner - Uniko is kindly giving away a stamp set to our lucky winner! As a guest designer, we have the fabulous Michelle Lupton.

For my card, I used the stamp Beautiful Friend by Clearly Besotted, I coloured it with my Copics and die cut it using the matching die. For the background I sponged some Distress Oxide ink and lastly, I stamped my sentiment (it's in Finnish and means 'Congratulations').



Please do visit The Flower Challenge blog for all the details and all the inspiration from our guest designer and my team mates, and please remember you have until July 25th to play along.


The Flower Challenge on puolessa välissä mutta vielä on aikaa osallistua ja käyttää pastellivärejä, aihe on siis "Pretty Pastels". Voittajalle on luvassa palkinto Unikolta ja guest designerina meillä on Michelle Lupton.

Omaan korttiini käytin Clearly Besottedin Beautiful Friend -leimaa, väritin sen Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Taustalle mustetin hieman Distress Oxide -mustella ja leimasin tekstileiman.

Nyt vain visiteeraamaan The Flower Challenge -blogissa, jossa tarkemmat ohjeet osallistumiseen (aikaa 25.7. asti) ja inspiraatiokortit guest designerilta ja DT-porukalta.


sunnuntai 14. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Pawsome Present




Today I have a clean and simple one layer card to show you using some of the new stamps from the new Penny Black release called Dreaming. This cute bear is from the mini stamp set called Pawsome Present and I think he is just so adorable with his big bow. To make this card, I folded a card base out of Copic friendly cardstock and stamped my bear onto it. I coloured him with my Copics and added just a little coloured pencil to darken some of the shadow areas. Then I masked him and sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Bundled Sage to create the colour panel behind him. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment which is from the new sentiment set called Beautiful Heart.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #349 - Clean and Simple
* Less Is More: Challenge #399 - Celebrations
* Allsorts Challenge: Challenge #528 - CAS
* Watercooler Wednesday: Challenge #229 - All about Occasions
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July - Anything Goes


 Here's a little close up of the bear in all his cuteness :)


All products used are by Penny Black and from their newest collection called Dreaming which is available in their online shop:
* Pawsome Present (30-569)
* Beautiful Heart (30-550)



Uusi kortti uusilla Penny Black -tuotteilla :) Tästä tuli hyvin CAS, käytin siihen uutta suloista nallukkaa setistä nimeltään Pawsome Present, leimasin sen suoraan korttipohjaan ja väritin Copiceilla. Värityksen jälkeen maskasin sen ja mustetin taustalle paneelin Distress Oxide -musteella Bundled Sage. Lopuksi leimasin tekstileiman, joka on uudesta setistä Beautiful Heart. Yllä on lista tuotteista linkkeineen, nämä ja muutkin uudet leimat ja stanssit on saatavilla Penny Blackin nettikaupasta.

keskiviikko 10. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: A Big Hug




Penny Black has a new release of sweet stamps and dies out now called Dreaming and I'm sharing a card I made with some of the new products. This  sweetie pie of a bear is a stamp called A Big Hug and it comes with a matching die, A Big Hug Cut Out. I coloured him with my watercolours but instead of being ready to give a hug, my bear is ready to celebrate and he is carrying a garland of stars! I die cut the garland with a die called String of Stars, the garland is actually longer but I cut it to size with my scissors. The sentiment is from a new set called Beautiful Heart, I stamped it onto a note pad page die cut with Just a Note die set, the little clip holding the page is from the same set. The heart stamp is from a new sentiment set called Huggable. And of course, I had to use a frame in my card :) That frame is die cut with a new set of dies called Leaf Stitched Frames.


I'd like to submit my card to the following challenge:
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July - Anything Goes



Here's an angled photo of the card in the hope that the beautiful glitter of the golden glitter paper and the gold ink shows.



All products used are by Penny Black and they are available at their online shop. Here's a list of the products I used with clickable links:

* A Big Hug (30-580)
* A Big Hug Cut Out (51-546)
* String of Stars (51-548)
* Beautiful Heart (30-550)
* Just a Note (51-531)
Huggable (30-588)
* Leaf Stitched Frames (51-552)



Penny Blackiltä on tullut uusi kokoelma leimasimia ja stansseja, kokoelman nimi on Dreaming ja tässä ensimmäinen korttini uusilla tuotteilla. Tämä ihana nallukka on leima nimeltään A Big Hug ja vaikka se on valmiina halaamaan, laitoin minä sen kantamaan tähtinauhaa :) Tähtinauhan stanssasin stanssilla nimeltään String of Stars, se on oikeasti pidempi mutta leikkasin sen saksilla sopimaan nallukan käsiin. Tekstileiman, joka on Beautiful Heart -setistä, leimasin lehtiön sivulle, jonka stanssasin Just a Note -setin stanssilla, nipsu on samasta setistä. Sydämen leimasin siihen myös, se on tekstileimasetistä Huggable. Ja pitäähän kortissa kehys olla... ;) Sen stanssasin uusilla Leaf Stitched Frames -setin stansseilla. Kaikki tuotteet on saatavilla Penny Blackin nettikaupasta, yllä lista käyttämistäni tuotteista.

torstai 4. heinäkuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #34


It's July (where has the time gone, honestly!?) and time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge. This month our theme is 'Pretty Pastels' and we have a prize up for grabs! The sweet Bev from Uniko is offering our lucky winner a stamp set of their choice, how fab is that! As a Guest Designer, we have the talented Michelle Lupton joining us this month.

For my DT card, I used a stamp from the gorgeous Pure Florals: Peony set by Uniko. I coloured it with my Copics and fussy cut it out. For the background, I masked the bottom of the card and sponged Distress Oxide ink very lightly to the top section of my card base after which I stamped my sentiment (it's in Finnish and I find it difficult to translate, maybe (Wishing you) Happiness and Joy is the closest translation). I adhered the flower with foam adhesives and embellished the card with some clear sequins.




Please do pop over to The Flower Challenge blog for details on how to enter and to see the wonderful inspiration created for you by our Guest Designer and my talented team mates!



Heinäkuu tarkoittaa uutta haastetta The Flower Challengessä ja tällä kertaa teemana on pastellivärit. Voittajalle on luvassa leimasetti Unikolta! Guest Designerina meillä on mahtava Michelle Lupton.

Omaan korttiini käytin Unikon ihanaa Pure Florals: Peony -setin pionia, jonka väritin Copiceilla ja leikkasin irti. Taustan maskasin ja mustetin Distress Oxide -musteella, minkä jälkeen leimasin tekstileiman. Kukan kiinnitin tarrapaloilla koholle ja kortin koristelin paljeteilla. 

The Flower Challenge -blogista kannattaa kurkata osallistumisohjeet ja kortit, jotka DT-porukka ja vieraileva tähtemme on tehnyt.

maanantai 1. heinäkuuta 2019

AAA Birthday: July - Heinäkuu


It's a brand new month and a brand new challenge over at AAA Birthday! This month we're asking you to make birthday cards for the girls. We also have a Guest Designer, the fabulously talented Michelle Lupton, taking part this month. Please be sure to check out her beautiful card!

For my DT card, I used Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac by Stamping Bella. She's so dainty and pretty, perfect for a girl! I stamped her onto X-Press It blending card and coloured her with my Copics. I die cut the panel using Stitched Stackers die by Penny Black. I stamped my sentiment (it says 'Birthday Wishes' in Finnish) onto a strip of vellum and embellished it with a tiny tag and a bow of string. I used a piece of patterned paper for the background.




Please visit AAA Birthday challenge blog for details on how to enter and to see the gorgeous cards my team mates have created for your inspiration.


AAA Birthdayssä alkaa uusi haaste, teemana on synttärikortit tytöille. Omaan korttiini käytin Stamping Bellan ihanaa Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilacia, jonka väritin Copiceilla. Paneelin stanssasin Penny Blackin Stitched Stackers -setin stanssilla ja tekstin leimasin vellumvyötteeseen, jonka koristelin pienellä tagilla ja rusetilla. Taustalle vähän kuviopaperia. 

AAA Birthday -blogista löytyy tiedot osallistumisesta ja Design Teamin tekemät upeat kortit, kannattaa käydä kurkkaamassa! 

sunnuntai 30. kesäkuuta 2019

To my beautiful friend - Ihanalle ystävälle

I made a card with my newest stamp, Mama Elephant's Wild Meadow. I stamped it onto the side of the panel and coloured it with my Copics. The sentiment I used is from the same set, and after stamping it I simply layered the panel onto some light green cardstock and adhered it to my card base.

I'd like to enter my card to following challenges:
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #347 - Make Your Mark





Tein kortin Mama Elephantin Wild Meadow -leimalla. Leimasin sen paneelin reunustalle, väritin Copiceilla ja leimasin tekstileiman (samasta Wild Meadow -setistä). Sen jälkeen vain kerrostin sen vaaleanvihreälle kartongille ja sitten korttipohjaan kiinni.

lauantai 29. kesäkuuta 2019

Inkspirational Challenges: Guest Designer


I'm very lucky to be guest designing for Inkspirational Challenges this month and now it's time for the 3rd challenge of the month and at the same time my last card as a Guest Designer. The theme is 'Designer's Choice' and this time it is '3 or 5 of something'.

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen these stamped images before - I coloured them for The 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin (aka The Daily Marker) and as there are 3 of the stamped images, I thought they were perfect for this challenge! The images are from 'Wildflowers' set by MFT, I coloured them with my Copics and die cut them out. I die cut the frame with an MFT die and adhered it straight to the card base. I heat embossed my sentiment (Finnish for "Birthday Wishes") on a strip of black cardstock and adhered it in place after I had adhered the flowers and leaves. I embellished my card with sequins (3 of them!).


 

For all the details on the challenge, please visit Inkspirational Challenges blog - and while you're there, feast your eyes on the gorgeous cards made by the Design Team!



Olen tässä kuussa Inkspirational Challengesissä guest designer ja nyt alkaa kuun viimeinen haaste. Aiheena on '3 tai 5 jotakin'. Käytin korttiini kolme leimakuvaa, nämä ovat MFT:n Wildflowers-setistä. Väritin ne Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Kehyksen stanssasin MFT:n stanssilla ja tekstin embossasin mustalle kartonkisuikaleelle. Koristeina (kolme!) paljettia.

Tiedot haasteesta ja Design Teamin upeat kortit löytyvät Inkspirational Challenges -blogista.

torstai 27. kesäkuuta 2019

Time Out Challenges: Guest Designer



It's my second post as the Guest Designer for Time Out Challenges. This time Time Out challenges us to be funny :)




For my card, I used the parachuting mouse from the Penny Black set It's Your Day. I think he's funny in a very cute manner! I coloured him with my Zig markers and die cut him out. I then die cut the sentiment with a Winnie & Walter die, I actually die cut several hellos so that I could stack them all on top of each other. The frame is die cut with dies from Stitched Nested Frames set by Penny Black, and for the background I used some pretty patterned paper. I also added a few clear sequins as embellishments.




Please check the details of the challenge at Time Out Challenges and while you're there, feast your eyes on the inspiration that the Design Team has created for you!


Olen Guest Designerina Time Out Challengesissä, jossa haasteena on olla hauska. Omaan korttiini käytin laskuvarjoilevaa hiirtä Penny Blackin setistä It's Your Day, väritin sen Zigeillä. Tekstin stanssasin Winnie & Walterin stanssilla, stanssasin niitä muutaman ja kiinnitin ne päällekkäin. Kehys on stanssattu Penny Blackin stansseilla Stitched Nested Frames -setistä, taustalla on kuviopaperia ja muutama kirkas paljetti koristeena.

Time Out Challengesin blogista löytyy ohjeet osallistumiseen ja Design Teamin tekemät ihanat kortit, kannattaa käydä kurkkaamassa!

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.

tiistai 4. kesäkuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #33


We have a new challenge starting over at The Flower Challenge and this time we're focusing on background stamping. And there's a prize to be won too! Deepti Malik, who is our fabulous Guest Designer, will be giving one of her floral stamp sets for the winner.

For my DT card, I used a stamp from Altenew's Golden Garden set which I stamped randomly on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch ink. I then die cut the panel with Penny Black's Swirly Stitches die and also die cut the sentiment with a Winnie & Walter die and adhered it to place. I matted the panel onto darker brown cardstock before adhering it to card base.



Now please visit The Flower Challenge blog for details on how to enter and get stamping! You'll have until June 25th to participate.


The Flower Challengessä alkaa uusi haaste ja nyt keskitymme taustan leimaamiseen. Voittajalle on luvassa palkinto, sillä guest designerimme Deepti Malik antaa voittajalle leimasetin. 

Omaan korttiini käytin leimaa Altenew'n Golden Garden -setistä. Leimasin sillä sinne tänne valkoiselle kartongille ja stanssasin sitten paneelin Penny Blackin Swirly Stitches -setin stanssilla. Tekstin stanssasin Winnie & Walterin stanssilla ja kiinnitin paikoilleen. Paneelin kiinnitin tummemman ruskealla kartongille ja sitten korttipohjaan. 

The Flower Challengen blogista löytyy tarkemmat ohjeet osallistumiseen, aikaahan osallistumiseen on 25.6. asti.

lauantai 1. kesäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Guest Designer

I have the absolute honour of being a Guest Designer for Penny Black Saturday Challenge for the month of June, thank you so much for having me! This month the challenge is 'Anything Goes, optional Partial Stamping'. So anything Penny Black goes but if you want a bit of extra challenge, you can go for partial stamping (that is when you use only a part of a stamp in your project, not the whole stamp).

I opted for partial stamping in my card. The stamp I used is Friendship by Penny Black and I only used one of the dogs in my card (you can see the whole stamp used in this card). I stamped the dog and die cut it using the matching die. I then coloured him with my Copics. I wanted him to peek from behind something so I die cut a couple of notepad pages to place in front of him (now I know a dog that size might not actually fit behind notepad pages but just humour me and pretend that he can ;) ). For the notepad pages and the little pin holding them, I used Just a Note dies by Penny Black. The sentiment is from Grateful Sentiments set by Penny Black. I die cut the cork panel with Stitched Nested Frames die as I did the patterned paper from the paper pad Summertime. I then attached everything in place and embellished the card with a couple of chipboard hearts. Oh, and I placed a piece of adhesive foam tape behind the dog's head - that way his head is a bit raised and it looks like he's really peeking from behind the notepad pages!




And now please visit Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog for all the details and to see the wonderful inspiration created for you by the Design Team.



Minulla on kunnia olla guest designer toisessakin haasteblogissa kesäkuussa, nimittäin Penny Black Saturday Challengessä. Haasteen aihe on aina Anything Goes Penny Blackin tuotteilla, mutta vaihtoehtoisena haasteena on nyt 'partial stamping', jossa leimakuvasta käytetään vain osaa. Itse käytin Penny Blackin Friendship-leimaa, josta leimasin ja stanssasin yhden koiran (koko leimakuvan näet tästä kortista) ja väritin sen Copiceilla. Koiran eteen stanssasin Just a Note -setin stansseilla pari vihkonsivua ja "kiinnitin" ne pienellä neulalla, jonka myös stanssasin saman setin stanssilla. Tekstileima on Grateful Sentiments -setistä. Taustan korkin ja kuviopaperin stanssasin Stitched Nested Frames -setin stansseilla. Kiinnitin kaiken paikalleen ja koristelin kortin parilla sydämellä. Koiran pään kiinnitin kohotarralla, ajattelin, että sillä tavalla koiran saa näyttämään siltä kuin se oikeasti kurkkaisi sivujen takaa.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge -blogista kannattaa käydä katsomassa osallistumisohjeet ja kortit, jotka taitava Design Team on tehnyt.

Inkspirational Challenges: Guest Designer

I have the honour of being a Guest Designer over at Inkspirational Challenges for the month of June. Thanks so very much, ladies, for having me! The first challenge of the month starts now and it is a photo challenge, please see the inspiration photo below.



I was totally inspired by the bold areas of colour against white in her clothes and started from there. I used stamps by Concord & 9th called Wildflower and first stamped the backside of the floral stamp with different coloured inks and then turned the stamp and stamped the black outlines with the right side of the stamp. I then die cut the panel with a die from the Penny Black set called Stitched Nested Frames. I die cut the sentiment with a Winnie & Walter die and stacked a few of them on top of each other to make the sentiment a bit more prominent. And if, by any chance, you're wondering why I have used gray ink in my card, the reason is that I first looked at the inspiration photo on my phone and saw one of the colours as gray. It was only when I uploaded the inspiration photo on my blog that I noticed it is not gray but light blue! Oops! But I think gray goes well with those bold colours too ;)




So now please hop over to the Inkspirational Challenges blog for the details on how to enter and to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration.



Minulla on kunnia olla guest designer Inkspirational Challenges -haasteessa kesäkuun ajan. Ensimmäinen haaste alkaa nyt ja se on kuvahaaste, kuva yllä. Itse inspiroiduin noista väriblokeista valkoisella pohjalla ja päätin käyttää niitä kortissani. Käytin Concord & 9th:n Wildflower-leimoja, leimasin ensin värillisellä musteella käyttäen leiman takapuolta ja sitten käänsin leiman oikein päin ja leimasin mustalla ääriviivat. Paneelin stanssasin Penny Blackin Stitched Nested Frames -setin stanssilla. Teksti puolestaan on Winnie & Walterin, stanssasin niitä muutaman ja kiinnitin päällekkäin. Vahingossa käytin kortissa myös harmaata... Katsoin inspiraatiokuvaa aluksi puhelimelta ja näin yhden värin harmaana. Vasta, kun latasin kuvan blogiini, huomasin, että se onkin vaaleansininen! Noh, harmaa taitaa sopia noihin väreihin myös... ;) 

Osallistumisohjeet kannattaa käydä katsomassa Inkspirational Challenges -blogista, siellä on myös  inspiraatiota Design Teamin taholta.

torstai 30. toukokuuta 2019

Harmony - Harmonia

I really enjoyed making this card! The image is gorgeous and I coloured it with my Polychromos pencils - something I really enjoy as it's very slow to do and thus relaxing. The stamp I used is called Harmony by Penny Black, I stamped it with black StazOn ink onto Neenah Desert Storm paper and coloured it with Polychromos coloured pencils. I then stamped the sentiment from Special Sentiments set. I wanted to keep the card very CAS so I didn't add any embellishments.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Allsorts Challenge: Week 520/1 - Happy Birthday
* AAA Cards: CAS Game #141 - 5th Birthday Bash (Happy 5th Birthday, AAA Cards!!)
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* CASology: Week 344 - Summer (to me, summer equals flowers :) )




Värikynillä värittäminen on ihanaa, hidasta ja rentouttavaa, ja halusin värittää niillä pitkästä aikaa. Ajattelin, että tämä Penny Blackin Harmony-leima on juuri sopiva tarkoitukseen, joten leimasin sen korttipohjaan ja väritin Polychromoksilla. Tekstileima on Special Sentiments -setistä. Halusin pitää kortin simppelinä, joten en lisännyt siihen koristeita.


maanantai 27. toukokuuta 2019

Graduation card - Ylioppilaalle

I have a made to order card to share. I was asked to make a graduation card for a young lady graduating from Finnish sixth form college using this exact stamp and lots of rose pink. So here it is! The stamp is Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath by Stamping Bella, I coloured it with my Copics and die cut it out. The frame is die cut using Stitched Stackers dies by Penny Black. For the background, I used patterned papers by Lili of the Valley. I stamped my sentiment on a strip of vellum using Concord&9th alphabet stamps (it says 'Congrats Siiri!' in Finnish) and placed it behind the frame. After adhering everything together, I embellished the card with a few clear sequins. Now I just hope Siiri will like her card :)

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Frame It
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bright Colours Moodboard (the flowers on her wreath remind me of all that colourful candy in the first pic)
* Addicted to Stamps and More!: Challenge #342 - Make Your Mark



Tämän kortin tein tilaustyönä. Minulta tilattiin valmistujaiskortti tulevalle ylioppilaalle tällä leimalla ja roosalla värillä. Leima on Stamping Bellan Curvy Girl with a Heart Wreath, väritin leimakuvan Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Kehykset stanssasin Penny Blackin Stitched Stackers -stansseilla. Kuviopaperit ovat Lili of the Valley'ä. Tekstin leimasin Concord&9th:n aakkosilla vellumvyötteelle ja kiinnitin kehyksen taakse. Kun kaikki oli paikoillaan, koristelin kortin kirkkailla paljeteilla. Ja nyt vain toivon, että Siiri pitää kortistaan :)

sunnuntai 26. toukokuuta 2019

Penny Black Full Bloom - Friendship


I have a friendship card to share that I made with the new products from the new Penny Black release called Full Bloom. This card uses the sweet doggos from the set Friendship that comes with its matching die, Friendship Cut Out. I stamped the image on X-Press It blending card and coloured it with my Copic markers before die cutting it out. I then die cut the light blue panel with a die from the Stitched Nested Frames set before diecutting an opening to it with the Friendship Cut Out die, I thought the light dent that the die makes on the outside of the opening would give a nice shadow kind of mark around the image, giving it a more 3-D look. I stamped the sentiment from the Friendship set onto a banner that I cut from white cardstock and used the cute paper clip from the Just a Note die set to 'adhere' it. I cut a thin strip of patterned paper from the Wintertime paper pad and adhered it to the side of the panel before adhering the panel to the cardbase. I then adhered the coloured image to its place with foam adhesives and added a few splashes of "water" with clear Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #342 - Make Your Mark
* Crafting by Designs: Feature a Creature
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: May - Anything Goes
* Uniko: Challenge #53 - Anything Goes



Here's a side view of the card showing the die cut opening behind the stamped image.


Penny Black products used:
* Friendship (30-566)
* Friendship Cut Out (51-540)
* Just a Note (51-531)
* Stitched Nested Frames (51-535)
* Wintertime (80-012)


Nämä kaverukset ovat Penny Blackin uudesta leimasetistä Friendship ja niihin kuuluu stanssikin Friendship Cut Out. Väritin kuvan Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Taustan paneelin stanssasin Stitched Nested Frames -setin stanssilla ja stanssasin siihen myös aukon Friendship Cut Out -stanssilla, ajattelin, että stanssin jättämät painaumat lisäisivät 3-D-fiilistä korttiin. Leimakuvan kiinnitin kohotarrapaloilla. Bannerin leikkasin valkoisesta kartongista ja leimasin siihen tekstin samaisesta leimasetistä, bannerin "kiinnitin" klemmarilla, jonka stanssasin Just a Note -stanssisetin stanssilla. Punavalkoraitainen paperi on Wintertime-paperikosta. Lisäsin korttiin muutaman vesipisaran kirkkaalla Nuvo Crystal Dropsilla.

torstai 23. toukokuuta 2019

Penny Black Full Bloom: Blushing



I love this gorgeous flower from the new Full Bloom release by Penny Black! It's called Blushing and it comes with a matching die, Blushing Cut Out. I stamped the flower onto X-Press It blending card, coloured it with my Copic markers and die cut it out. I used the sentiment from the Critter Celebration set and heat embossed it in white onto a strip of black cardstock which I embellished with a bit of string tied into a bow. For the background I added a strip of patterned paper from the paper pad Beau Jardins. I also rounded the upper corners with a corner chomper.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 520/1 - Happy Birthday (Happy 10th birthday, Allsorts!)
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #342 - Make Your Mark
* Uniko: Challenge #53 - Anything Goes


Penny Black products used:
* Blushing (30-564)
* Blushing Cut Out (51-536)
* Critter Celebration (30-542)
* Beau Jardins (80-011)


Tämä kukka on vain niin ihana! Se on nimeltään Blushing ja siihen sopiva stanssi on Blushing Cut Out, molemmat Penny Blackin uudesta kokoelmasta Full Bloom. Väritin kukan Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Tekstileima on Critter Celebration -setistä, sen embossasin valkoisella mustalle kartongin palaselle. Taustalle laitoin kuviopaperia Beau Jardins -paperikosta, pyöristin kortin yläkulmat corner chomperilla ja koristin kortin pienellä rusetilla.

lauantai 18. toukokuuta 2019

Penny Black Full Bloom: You Make the World a Better Place



I love circle cards but don't make them that often for some reason. Now I decided that this cute little mousie deserves her own little circle card! :) So I die cut a circle card base out of card stock, die cut the circle frame with Penny Black's Stitched Square & Circles die and placed a bit of patterned paper from Beau Jardins paper pad underneath the frame. Using the new Just a Note die set, I then die cut the little note pad page out of cream card stock, die cut the ripped edge and also the cute little paper clip (just how cute is that paper clip!). I stamped the sentiment from the new Family Sentiment set onto the note pad page. The mousie is from the new set It's Your Day, I stamped her onto some watercolour paper, coloured with my Zig markers and die cut her out. I then attached everything in place (the mouse is attached with foam adhesives) and added some sequins to embellish the card.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: May - Anything Goes
* Penny Black and More: May - All Things Feminine with Anything Goes option (my 3rd entry)
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #341 - Anything Goes
* Double D Challenges: Frames



Penny Black products used:
* It's Your Day (30-553)
* It's Your Day Cut Out (51-537)
* Just a Note (51-531)
* Family Sentiment (30-555)
* Stitched Square & Circles (51-422)
* Beau Jardins (80-011)


Tein pitkästä aikaa pyöreän kortin. Stanssasin pyöreän korttipohjan, kiinnitin siihen kuviopaperia ja stanssasin kehyksen Penny Blackin Stitched Square & Circles -setin stanssilla. Just a Note -stanssisetillä stanssasin vihkon sivun, siihen revityn reunan ja klemmarin. Leimasin sivuun tekstileimalla Family Sentiment -setistä. Hiirulaisen leimasin It's Your Day -setistä, väritin Zigeillä ja stanssasin irti. Lopuksi vain kiinnitys paikoilleen ja jokunen paljetti koristeeksi.

torstai 16. toukokuuta 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch! #322 - Guest Designer

I have the absolute honour of being the Guest Designer over at CAS(E) This Sketch! challenge this week - thanks for having me, ladies! It's CAS(E) This Sketch! #322 and you can see the sketch below. For my card, I used the stamp Bed of Roses by Winnie & Walter, I coloured it with my Copic markers. The sentiment is from the set Snippets by Penny Black and I heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock. I then adhered it to the panel and the panel onto my card base.


Here's the sketch this week.


Thanks again for having me as a Guest Designer, ladies, I had so much fun with the sketch!



Tällä viikolla minulla on kunnia olla Guest Designerina CAS(E) This Sketch! -haasteessa. Menossa on CTS #322, jonka luonnos on tuossa yllä. Käytin korttiini Winnie & Walterin Bed of Roses -leimaa, jonka väritin Copiceilla. Tekstileima on Penny Blackin Snippets-setistä, embossasin sen valkoisella mustalle kartonkisuikaleelle ja kiinnitin kaiken paikalleen.