lauantai 14. syyskuuta 2019

Penny Black Autumn Bliss: Acorns & Animals

Here's another card I made with the new Penny Black collection, Autumn Bliss. This very pretty and poised fox is from the set Acorns & Animals, I love his gorgeous tail! I coloured him with my Copics and fussy cut him out. I stamped the border onto my cardbase with a stamp from the same set and coloured it with Copics as well. I then cut a panel out of kraft coloured cardstock, adhered it in place and stamped the sentiment from the set Golden Delight. I adhered the fox in place and embellished him with a tiny heart die cut with Hearts Galore die, I also added tiny details to his tail and to the stamped border with a white gel pen. Lastly, I rounded the bottom corners of the card and tied a string into a bow between the panel and the border.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black and More: September - Animals
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It
* Allsorts Challenge: Week 537 - Anything Goes (no twisting here)




The products I used are by Penny Black and available in their online store:
* Acorns & Animals (30-599)
* Golden Delight (30-601)
* Hearts Galore (51-492)




Tämä sulokkaan näköinen kettu on Penny Blackin uudesta leimasetistä, Acorns & Animals. Väritin sen Copiceilla ja leikkasin irti. Leimasin korttipohjaan reunaboordin leimalla samasta setistä ja väritin niinikään Copiceilla. Kraftin värisestä kartongista leikkasin paneelin, kiinnitin korttipohjaan ja leimasin siihen tekstileiman Golden Delight -setistä. Sen jälkeen kiinnitin ketun paikalleen ja ketun rintaan pienen sydämen, joka on Hearts Delight -stanssilla stanssattu. Ketun häntää ja reunaboordia koristelin hieman valkoisella geelikynällä. Lopuksi sidoin nyörin rusetille tuohon boordin ja paneelin väliin ja pyöristin kortin alakulmat corner chomperilla.  Kaikki tuotteet ovat Penny Blackin ja saatavilla nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

tiistai 10. syyskuuta 2019

Penny Black Autumn Bliss: Golden Delight

Penny Black has released two new collections of stamps and dies, Autumn Bliss and Merry & Joy, full of gorgeous new products for autumn and Christmas. I'm starting with a card featuring stamps and dies from the Autumn Bliss collection. The stamp I used is called Golden Delight and it also has a matching die, Golden Delight Cut Out. I really love this stamp, it's such a beautiful, dainty wreath. I heat embossed the image on kraft cardstock with white embossing powder and coloured it with watercolours. I then die cut the wreath with the matching die. The sentiment I used is from the same mini stamp set and I heat embossed it too on a strip of dark brown cardstock. I then attached the wreath and the sentiment strip on the card blank that I folded out of the same kraft cardstock I used for the wreath. I embellished the card simply with a little heart that I die cut with Hearts Galore die by Penny Black (the die cuts several different sized hearts at the same time so I saved the other little hearts for later use). Lastly, I rounded the bottom corners of the card with a corner chomper.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Fusion Card Challenge: Autumn (I used the photo as my inspiration)
* Allsorts Challenge: Week 536 - Autumn
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: September - Anything Goes
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It






The new collections are available at the Penny Black online store, here are clickable links to the products I used:
* Golden Delight (30-601)
* Golden Delight Cut Out (51-589)
* Hearts Galore (51-492)





Penny Blackilta on tullut kaksi uutta kokoelmaa leimoja ja stansseja, Autumn Bliss ja Merry & Joy, syys- ja jouluaiheisia tuotteita siis. Käytin korttiini leimasettiä ja stanssia Autumn Bliss -kokoelmasta, tämän leiman nimi on Golden Delight ja sille on stanssikin, Golden Delight Cut Out. Embossasin leimakuvan valkoisella jauheella kraftin väriselle kartongille ja väritin vesiväreillä, minkä jälkeen stanssasin sen irti. Tekstileima on samasta setistä, embossasin senkin mutta tummanruskealle kartonkisuikaleelle. Kiinnitin ne korttipohjaan ja koristelin kortin vielä pienellä sydämellä, jonka stanssasin Hearts Galore -stanssilla. Lopulta pyöristin kortin alakulman corner chomperilla. Nämä ja muutkin uudet tuotteet ovat saatavilla Penny Blackin nettikaupasta, linkit käyttämiini tuotteisiin yllä.

lauantai 7. syyskuuta 2019

Bookmarks - Kirjanmerkkejä

My 9-year-old son needed some bookmarks so I made him two. These are about 15 x 6 cm in size. For the first one, I sponged some Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Frayed Burlap onto watercolour paper and splattered it with some water.  I coloured the bunny from Penny Black set Special Friends with my Copics and die cut him out. The banner is from the same set and coloured with Copics as well. I stamped my son's name on the banner with letters from the Penny Black set Kate's Alphabet. The grass is die cut with Penny Black's Garden Edgers die and the star garland with String of Stars die (I used glitter cardstock in gold for the stars, they're more bright and glittery in real life than in the photo). Lastly, I mounted the watercolour panel onto some kraft cardstock, attached everything in place and rounded the corners of the bookmark with a Corner Chomper.

I'd like to enter this bookmark to the following challenges:
* Penny Black and More: September - Animals
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: September - Anything Goes
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #357 - Make Your Mark
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It
* Crafting by Designs: September - Anything Goes




For the second bookmark, I made the background using an old cloud shaped price tag as a mask and sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers to create the clouds. The hot air balloon is from the Lawn Fawn set Blue Skies and I coloured it with my Polychromos pencils. I used Paper Smooches letter stamps from the set Alphadot to stamp my son's name. I mounted this bookmark also on some kraft cardstock and rounded the corners with a Corner Chomper.

I'd like to enter this bookmark to the following challenge:
* Lawn Fawnatics: Challenge 60 - Create a Scene





Tein pari kirjanmerkkiä pojalleni, nämä ovat n. 15 x 6 cm. Ensimmäisessä käytin Penny Blackin tuotteita. Pupu ja banneri on Special Friends -setistä ja Copiceilla väritettyjä. Taustan tein Distress Oxide -musteilla ja vettä roiskimalla. Ruoho on Garden Edgers -stanssilla stanssattu ja tähtinauha String of Stars -stanssilla. Pojan nimen leimasin Kate's Alphabet -setin aakkosilla. Toisen kirjanmerkin taustan tein vanhalla pilvenmuotoisella hintalapulla ja Distress Oxide -musteella. Kuumailmapallo on Lawn Fawnin Blue Skies -setistä ja Polychromoksilla väritetty. Nimen tähän leimasin Paper Smoochesin Alphadot -aakkosilla.

keskiviikko 4. syyskuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #36



It's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge and this month it's an easy one - Anything Goes! And September is a fabulous month as we are sponsored by My Favorite Things who are so generous as to provide two prizes for our winners! Yes, two winners and each will get USD 25 gift card for MFT - how fab is that!? As our Guest Designer we have the funny and very talented Michele Ferguson.

For my DT card, I used the gorgeous Fresh-Cut Flowers Background by MFT, it's such a beautiful floral image. I heat embossed it in white and watercoloured the image. I then sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Antique Linen to the edges of the panel before die cutting and adhering the frame (it's die cut with MFT's Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame). I stamped my sentiment on the panel, it says 'Congrats'. I folded my card base out of pink card stock and stamped it with Typewriter Text Background stamp (although you can barely see it from behind the panel..) before adhering the panel to it. Lastly, I finished my card with a few clear sequins.



Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and to see the gorgeous cards created by my team mates and our Guest Designer.



Syyskuun haaste The Flower Challengessä on helppo, Anything Goes eli mikä tahansa passaa, kunhan se on kukka-aiheinen. Nyt kannattaa osallistua, sillä meitä sponsoroi My Favorite Things, joka on luvannut kahdelle voittajalle kullekin USD 25 lahjakortin! Guest Designerina meillä on ihana Michele Ferguson.

Käytin korttiini MFT:n Fresh-Cut Flowers Background -leimaa, jonka embossasin valkoisella ja väritin vesiväreillä. Paneelin reunoihin mustetin Distress Oxide -musteella Antique Linen. Kehyksen stanssasin  Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame -stanssilla ja kiinnitin paneeliin. Korttipohjan taittelin vaaleanpunaisesta kartongista ja leimasin siihen Typewriter Text Background -leimalla (vaikka sitä ei juurikaan paneelin takaa näy..). Paneeliin leimasin tekstileiman ja kiinnitin sen korttipohjaan. Loppusilaukseksi jokunen kirkas paljetti.

The Flower Challenge -blogissa kannattaa käydä katsomassa osallistumisohjeet ja tiimiläisten ja Guest Designerin upeat kortit.

tiistai 3. syyskuuta 2019

Spring Bouquet - Kevätkimppu

I got my very first Studio Katia stamp this summer but had a chance to make a card with it only now. This one is called Spring Bouquet and it's such a gorgeous stamp! I coloured the image with my Copic markers and die cut it out. I wanted to keep the card quite CAS so I just folded the card base out of textured cardstock, heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of grey cardstock (the sentiment says quite literally 'On your day of celebration'), attached everything down (the bouquet is attached with foam adhesives for a little dimension) and finished the card with clear sequins.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Addicted to CAS: Challenge #167 - Pink and Purple
* CAS(E) This Sketch! #337
* Stamping Sensations: September - Anything Goes with Flowers
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* Allsorts Challenge: Week 534/5






Tein kortin ensimmäisellä Studio Katia -leimallani, tämä ihanuus on Spring Bouquet ja väritin sen Copiceilla. Halusin pitää kortin suht yksinkertaisena, joten taittelin korttipohjan valkoisesta tekstuuripintaisesta kartongista, embossasin tekstileiman tummanharmaalle kartonkisuikaleelle, kiinnitin kaiken paikoilleen (kukat kohotarroilla) ja lisäsin lopuksi muutaman paljetin.

maanantai 2. syyskuuta 2019

AAA Birthday: September - Syyskuu




It's September and we have a new challenge for you at AAA Birthday. This time we're asking you to 'Use a Stencil', so a birthday card in any style you prefer (CAS, cute, layered... you name it, we love it!) as long as you use a stencil is welcome. We also have a Guest Designer, Rachelle, joining us.

I went masculine again with my one layer card as I realised I need a birthday card for one of my nephews. I used a Papermania stamp that I heat embossed onto my cardbase with brown embossing powder. I then masked the stamped image and the edges of the card before sponging some Distress Oxide ink in Bundled Sage through a Prima stencil. After I removed the stencil and masking, I stamped my sentiment with Distress Oxide ink in Vintage Photo (the sentiment says 'Congratulations').




And before you rush to grab your stencils and get creating, please pop over to AAA Birthday to enjoy all the wonderful inspiration that my talented team mates and our Guest Designer have created for you.


Syyskuu on alkanut ja AAA Birthdayssa alkaa uusi haaste. Tällä kertaa synttärikortissa tulisi käyttää sapluunaa. Kortin tyyli saa olla ihan mikä haluat, mutta sapluunaa siinä pitäisi käyttää. Itse tein taas maskuliinisen kortin, sillä tarvitsen synttärikortin veljenpojalleni. Embossasin Papermanian leiman ruskealla jauheella suoraan korttipohjaan, minkä jälkeen maskasin sen ja kortin reunat. Käytin Priman sapluunaa ja mustetin taustan kuvion Distress Oxide -musteella Bundled Sage. Lopuksi leimasin tekstileiman niin ikään Distress Oxide -musteella Vintage Photo. 

AAA Birthdayssä kannattaa käydä kurkkaamassa DT-porukan ja Guest Designerin kortit ja sen jälkeen vain sapluunat esiin ja synttärikortti tulille!

keskiviikko 28. elokuuta 2019

Friend - Ystävä

I did a bit of crafty shopping earlier this summer and now had a play with some of my new stuff :) I love this bouquet of flowers, it's a stamp called Tumble Blossom #9 by Stamping Bella. I coloured it with my Lukas watercolours and die cut the panel with Leaf Stitched Frames die by Penny Black. I left the die in place and sponged some Distress Oxide ink onto the panel so that the die left a white frame around the panel. I adhered the panel onto kraft coloured card base and added the die cut sentiment (Painted Friend by Simon Says Stamp), I die cut it out of dark brown cardstock although it looks pretty black in the photo.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* Allsorts Challenge: Week 534/5 - Feminine
* Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes




Tein kortin uusilla ostoksillani :) Leima on ihana Stamping Bellan Tumble Blossom #9, väritin sen vesiväreillä. Paneelin stanssasin Penny Blackin Leaf Stitched Frames -stanssilla, jonka jätin paikoilleen ja mustetin paneelia Distress Oxide -musteella niin, että stanssi jätti valkoisen reunan paneeliin. Paneelin kiinnitin korttipohjaan ja lopuksi lisäsin stanssatun tekstin (Simon Says Stampin Painted Friend).

keskiviikko 21. elokuuta 2019

Lilac - Syreeni

I love this sweet little girl! I think she looks so lovely in her floral dress and headpiece :) She is Garden Girl Lilac by Stamping Bella and I coloured her earlier in the summer during the Daily Marker 30 day Colouring Challenge. To make a card with her, I die cut her with the matching die and then die cut the frame using Stitched Stackers dies by Penny Black. I stamped my sentiment ('Congratulations') onto a piece of vellum and adhered it behind the frame. For the background I used a piece of patterned paper and I embellished the card with a single heart die cut with a Lawn Fawn die.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* TIME OUT Challenges: Challenge #142 - Fashionable (I think floral dresses are always fashionable :) )
* Uniko: Challenge #54 - Flowers




Tämä on Stamping Bellan Garden Girl Lilac ja mielestäni hän on hurmaava! :) Väritin tämän leimakuvan jo kesällä mutta vasta nyt tein sen kortiksi. Stanssasin leimakuvan irti ja kiinnitin kohotarroilla. Kehyksen stanssasin Penny Blackin Stitched Stackers -stansseilla, tekstileiman leimasin vellumvyötteelle. Taustalle laitoin kuviopaperia ja koristeeksi laitoin Lawn Fawnin stanssilla stanssatun sydämen.

sunnuntai 18. elokuuta 2019

Congratulations - Onnittelut

I had a play with my new Altenew stamps. I really like this floral stamp, it's from the Weekend Doodles set. I coloured the image with my Copic markers and die cut it. I folded my card base out of white linen textured cardstock, die cut a circle frame with an MFT die and adhered it to the cardbase. I added a strip of black cardstock where I heat embossed my sentiment (it says 'Congratulations') and adhered everything in place (I adhered the floral image with foam adhesives to give it a bit more interest). Lastly, I embellished my card with black enamel dots.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #354 - CAS
* Watercooler Wednesday: WWC234 - All About Occasions
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Midsummer Blues
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Midsummer Blues




Tein kortin uusilla Altenew'n leimoillani. Tämä on Weekend Doodles -setistä. Väritin sen Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Taustalle laitoin MFT:n stanssilla stanssatun kehyksen, tekstileiman embossasin kartongin palaselle ja kiinnitin kaiken paikoilleen. Lopuksi koristelin kortin mustilla enamel dotseilla.

perjantai 16. elokuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Two Bears and a Mouse



This card mixes and matches different stamp sets from Penny Black's current release as well as a previous one. I started by stamping and colouring the critters with Copic markers. The big bear is a stamp called A Big Hug, the sitting bear is from the set Tea Party and the mouse is from the set It's Your Day. I then die cut the mouse the big bear with their matching dies and fussy cut the sitting bear. For the background, I cut a panel out of blue card stock and die cut windows in it with dies from Stitched Circles set. I also added a bit of  patterned paper from Wintertime paper pad behind the windows before adhering everything in place. I stamped the sentiment from It's Your Day stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock and adhered it in place. The blue 'twigs' are die cut with Garden Edgers die, I used only a couple of snippets from the row of grass that the die creates. Lastly, I added some white enamel dots.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black and More: August - Boys and Men (my 3rd entry)
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Midsummer Blues
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Midsummer Blues
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: August - Anything Goes




Penny Black products used in this card are all available from the Penny Black online store:
* A Big Hug (30-580)
* A Big Hug Cut Out (51-546)
* Tea Party (30-572)
* It's Your Day (30-553)
* It's Your Day Cut Out (51-537)
* Stitched Circles (51-551)
* Garden Edgers (51-549)
* Wintertime (80-012)



Tähän korttiin käytin useampaa Penny Blackin leimasettiä. Isoin nalle on A Big Hug -leima, istuva nalle on setistä Tea Party ja hiirulainen on It's Your Day -setistä. Väritin ne Copiceilla ja stanssasin isoimman nallen ja hiirulaisen ja leikkasin istuvan nallen. Paneeliin stanssasin ikkunat Stitched Circles -setin stansseilla ja taustalle laitoin kuviopaperia Wintertime-paperikosta. Tekstileima on niin ikään It's Your Day -setistä ja nuo siniset 'korret' stanssasin Garden Edgers -stanssilla ja käytin vain osasia siitä. Lopuksi lisäsin vielä muutaman enamel dotsin. Käyttämäni Penny Black -tuotteet löytyvät nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

torstai 15. elokuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #35: Reminder - Muistutus



We're midway through our August challenge at The Flower Challenge and the theme for August is 'Use Your Favourite Flower'. We're sponsored by Clearly Besotted who will kindly give our winner a gift certificate of 20 GBP! Our Guest Designer is the very talented Therese Calvird.

I love peonies and chose to use Peonies in Bloom set by Mama Elephant. I watercoloured the peonies and die cut them out. I added some gold splatters with my watercolour brush and Sheer Shimmer Spritz to my card base before arranging the flowers and the leaves. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment ('Congratulating You').



Please visit The Flower Challenge blog for all the info on how to participate, the challenge ends August 25th. And while you're there, remember to check out the gorgeous cards created by my team mates and our Guest Designer.



Elokuun haaste The Flower Challengessä on käyttää lempikukkia. Voittajalle on luvassa palkinto, sillä sponsorimme Clearly Besotted antaa onnekkaalle 20 GBP:n lahjakortin. Guest Designerina meillä on Therese Calvird.

Yksi lempikukistani on pioni ja käytinkin korttiini Mama Elephantin Peonies in Bloom -settiä. Väritin kukat vesiväreillä ja stanssasin irti. Korttipohjaan roiskin vähän kultaa vesivärisiveltimellä ja Sheer Shimmer Spritzillä, minkä jälkeen laitoin kukat ja lehdet paikoilleen ja leimasin tekstileiman. 

The Flower Challenge -blogissa kannattaa käydä kurkkaamassa osallistumisohjeet (aikaa on 25.8. asti) ja tiimiläisten ja Guest Designerin kortit.

perjantai 9. elokuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: A Present



I think this cute teddy with his huge present is perfect for a birthday card, so that's what I made :) The stamp I used is a new one from the new Penny Black release called A Present. I stamped it onto a watercolour paper panel and coloured with my watercolours. I then die cut the upper right corner with Curved Stitch die and placed a piece of patterned paper behind it, the patterned paper is from the pad Painted Blooms. I then stamped the sentiment which is from the new set called Beautiful Heart and adhered the panel onto my cardbase. Lastly, I embellished the card with some enamel dots.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday
* The Male Room Challenge: Challenge #117
* Penny Black and More: August - Boys and Men




All stamps and dies used are by Penny Black and available from their online store:
* A Present (30-573)
* Beautiful Heart (30-550)
* Curved Stitch (51-435)
* Painted Blooms (80-009)



Nallukka lahjansa kera sopii hyvin synttärikorttiin, joten sellainen tästä tuli :) Leimakuva on Penny Blackin uusi A Present, leimasin sen vesiväripaperille ja väritin vesiväreillä. Sitten stanssasin yläkulman paneelista Curved Stitch -stanssilla ja laitoin tilalle kuviopaperia Painted Blooms -paperikosta. Tekstileima on uudesta Beautiful Heart -setistä. Lopuksi muutama enamel dotsi koristeeksi. Penny Blackin tuotteet ovat saatavilla nettikaupastaan, linkit tuotteisiin yllä.

torstai 8. elokuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Flower Collection



I have a floral card to share that I made with the new stamps and dies from the new collection by Penny Black called Dreaming. This stamp is from the set called Flower Collection, I stamped it onto watercolour paper and coloured with my Lukas Aquarell 1862 watercolours. I then used the largest die from the new die set,  Leaf Stitched Frames, and die cut the panel. After die cutting I left the die in place and softly sponged some Distress Oxide ink to the edges of the panel (the die left a white frame around the panel). Before adhering the panel to my card base, I stamped the sentiment which is from the new set called Beautiful Heart.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Watercooler Wednesday: WWC233 - Feminine Anything Goes
* Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes 
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: August - Anything Goes, Optional: Water and/or Watercolour




Here's a close up of the beautiful floral image.


 

The stamps and dies used are by Penny Black and available in their online store:



Tämä vaasi kukkineen on Penny Blackin uudesta Flower Collection -setistä, leimasin sen vesiväripaperille ja väritin vesiväreillä. Paneelin stanssasin Leaf Stitched Frames -setin isoimmalla stanssilla ja jätin stanssin paikalleen, minkä jälkeen mustetin paneelia kevyesti (stanssi jättää valkoisen reunuksen paneelin ympärille). Ennen korttipohjaan kiinnittämistä leimasin tekstileiman setistä Beautiful Heart. Nämä Penny Blackin stanssit ja leimat löytyvät nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

tiistai 6. elokuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Bliss



I have a couple of cards to share using the new gorgeous floral stamp by Penny Black called Bliss. Why two? Simply because I could not decide whether to colour the image with Copics or watercolours so I did both!

For the first card, I folded the card base out of Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the image with Memento ink. I stamped the image almost in full to the lower right hand corner and then only parts of the image on the top half of the card, after which I coloured them with my Copics. The sentiment is from the new sentiment set called Huggable and I stamped it with the same Memento ink. To finish the card, I masked the images on the top half of the card and sponged some Distress Oxide inks around them.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenge:
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes




The second card is pretty similar. I folded the card base out of watercolour cardstock and stamped Bliss only once on it before colouring it with my Lukas Aquarell 1862 watercolours. I stamped the sentiment using stamps from the same sentiment set as above, Huggable. I then sponged some Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the card before adding some gold splatters with my watercolour brush and Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes - Optional 'Water and/or Watercolour'
* Crafting By Designs: August - Anything Goes




The stamps I used are all by Penny Black from their new collection, Dreaming, and available in their online store. Here are clickable links to the products I used:
* Bliss (40-667)
* Huggable (30-588)



Tein pari korttia Penny Blackin uudella Bliss-leimalla, koska en osannut päättää, väritänkö sen Copiceilla vai vesiväreillä, joten tein molemmat! Ensimmäiseen korttiin leimasin leimakuvan melkein kokonaisuudessaan oikeaan alanurkkaan ja sitten vain osia siitä kortin yläreunaan ja väritin ne Copiceilla. Sitten maskasin yläreunan leimakuvat ja mustetin yläreunan Distress Oxide -musteilla, minkä jälkeen leimasin tekstileiman, joka on uudesta Huggable-tekstileimasetistä. Toiseen korttiin leimasin leimakuvan vain kerran ja väritin vesiväreillä. Tekstileiman kokosin niin ikään Huggable-setin leimoista. Tämänkin kortin reunat mustetin Distress Oxide -musteella ja roiskin vielä perään kultaroiskeita vesivärisiveltimellä ja Sheer Shimmer Spritz -suihkeella. Leimat ovat siis kaikki Penny Blackin ja saatavilla nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

maanantai 5. elokuuta 2019

AAA Birthday: August - Elokuu



It's August and that means a new challenge is starting at AAA Birthday! In August, we're asking you to make birthday cards for boys. To help us inspire you, we have the talented Clarissa as our Guest Designer.

I decided to go very CAS with my card, no extra frills works for boys I think. I folded my card base out of watercolour cardstock and stamped my image - Gone Fishing by Lili of the Valley - on it, after which I watercoloured the image using Lukas Aquarell 1862 watercolours. The sentiment I used says 'Congratulations' in Finnish. As my only embellishment, I decided to use simple twine and tie it into a knot.



Here's a close up of the image.




Now please visit the AAA Birthday blog for all the details on the current challenge and to see the fabulous cards created by my very talented team mates.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Penny Black and More: August - For Boys and Men
* Just Add Ink: #468 - Just Add 'C' (my C stands for Clean and simple)
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* Watercooler Wednesday: WWC 232 - Anything Goes



AAA Birthday -haasteessa on alkanut uusi haaste ja elokuussa haluamme nähdä pojille tehtyjä synttärikortteja. Guest Designerina meillä on Clarissa.

Oman korttini halusin pitää mahdollisimman simppelinä - se tuntuu olevan turvallisinta poikakorteissa.. ;) Taittelin korttipohjan vesivärikartongista, leimasin siihen leimakuvan (Lili of the Valley'n Gone Fishing) ja väritin sen Lukas Aquarell 1862 -vesiväreillä. Lisäksi leimasin korttiin tekstin ja koristeeksi laitoin nyöriä ihan vain solmulle. 

AAA Birthday -blogissa on tarkemmat tiedot haasteesta ja DT-porukan kortit inspiroimassa, kannattaa käydä katsomassa!

sunnuntai 4. elokuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #35



It's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge and in August we'd like to see you use your favourite flowers on your cards. We are sponsored by Clearly Besotted who are giving our winner an e-gift card worth 20 GBP! As our Guest Designer we have the fabulous Therese Calvird.

I have to say I love pretty much every flower there is but if I had to choose one favourite, it would be gerbera daisies. Such gorgeous, happy flowers! I don't have any gerbera daisy stamps, so I decided to use Sending Sunshine stamp by our sponsor, Clearly Besotted. I know these flowers are sunflowers but let's just pretend they are gerbera daisies now... I coloured the flowers with my Copics  (I know the centers of gerbera daisies are different, not yellow, but that went so beyond my talents I just made them yellow..) and stamped my sentiment - it's Finnish for Happy Birthday. I then matted the panel onto pink cardstock before adhering it onto my card base. No embellishments here as I thought the flowers were enough on their own.




Now please visit The Flower Challenge blog for all the details on our August challenge and to see the lovely cards created by my awesome team mates and our Guest Designer.



Tänään alkaa uusi haaste The Flower Challengessä ja nyt aiheena on lempikukat. Sponsorina meillä on Clearly Besotted, jonne voittaja saa 20 GBP:n lahjakortin. Guest Designerina meillä on Therese Calvird

Itse pidän aika lailla kaikista kukista, mutta jos lemppari pitää valita, niin gerbera on sellainen. Kuinka ollakaan, minulla ei ole gerbera-leimaa, joten päätin käyttää tätä Sending Sunshine -leimaa Clearly Besottedilta. Auringonkukkiahan nämä oikeasti ovat mutta leikitään, että ovat nyt gerberoita... Väritin kukat Copiceilla (oikeasti gerberoiden keskusta on erilainen, mutta väritin ne nyt keltaisiksi, koska taitoni eivät veny oikeiden gerberan keskustojen värittämiseen..) ja leimasin tekstileiman. Paneelin kerrostin pinkille kartongille ja kiinnitin korttipohjaan. Mitään koristeita en korttiin laittanut, kukat riittävät. 

The Flower Challenge -blogista kannattaa käydä katsomassa sekä haasteen tarkemmat tiedot että DT-porukan kortit.

torstai 1. elokuuta 2019

Chrysanthemum - Krysanteemi

I love the Garden Girl stamps by Stamping Bella and this sweetie, Chrysanthemum, is no exception! I coloured her with my Copics and die cut her out. For the background, I cut a panel that is slightly smaller than the card base and did a bit of masking and ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I then die cut a window to the panel (the window goes outside the panel so it's not a full circle) with Stitched Circles die by Penny Black. Before adhering everything to place (I adhered the stamped image with foam adhesives) and embellishing the card with clear sequins, I stamped my sentiment (it says 'Happy Birthday').

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* CAS(E) This Sketch!: Challenge #332 
* Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
* Watercooler Wednesday: WWC232 - Anything Goes
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #352 - Make Your Mark
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful







Nämä Stamping Bellan Garden Girl -leimat ovat ihania! Tämä on Chrysanthemum, väritin sen Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Taustalle leikkasin korttipohjaa pienemmän paneelin, johon maskasin ja mustetin raidan. Ikkunan stanssasin Penny Blackin Stitched Circles -stanssilla, ikkuna ulottuu hieman paneelin yli eli ei ole täysi ympyrä. Sitten vain tekstileima, kaikki kiinni paikalleen (leimakuva kohotarroilla) ja muutama paljetti koristeeksi.

keskiviikko 31. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Ballet Beauty




This sweet little ballerina is called Ballet Beauty, it's a new stamp by Penny Black from their newest collection, Dreaming. I stamped her on watercolour paper, coloured with my watercolours and fussy cut her out. I also added a bit of Stickles glitter glue on her tutu. For the background, I used patterned paper from Gentle Whisper paper pad and die cut a window using a die from Stitched Circles set. I then stamped my sentiment (from an older set called Snippets) onto my card base and adhered the patterned paper panel onto the card base. I also adhered the little ballerina onto my card so that she's looking through the window into her dreams (yes, I'm being a bit poetic here.. :D ). I die cut the little flowers with a die from the set Hanging Planters and used them as confetti on the card, glueing them here and there. I also used one flower in her hair as an accessory.




Here's a close up of the ballerina, hope you can see the sparkle on her tutu.



 I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Inkspirational Challenges: Challenge #192 - Word Prompt 'Fold' (there are folds in her tutu)
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #352 - Make Your Mark
* Crafting By Designs: August - Anything Goes


All products used are by Penny Black and can be found in their online store:
* Ballet Beauty (30-540)
* Stitched Circles (51-551)
* Snippets (30-283)
* Hanging Planters (51-501)
* Gentle Whisper (80-008)



Tämä suloinen tyttönen on Penny Blackin uusi leima Ballet Beauty, jonka leimasin vesiväripaperille, väritin vesiväreillä ja leikkasin irti. Tytön tutuun laitoin Stickles-kimalleliimaa. Taustalle laitoin kuviopaperia Gentle Whisper -paperikosta, leikkasin siihen aukon Stitched Circles -setin stanssilla. Tekstileima on Snippets-setistä, sen leimasin suoraan korttipohjaan ja paperi päälle niin, että teksti näkyy aukosta. Pienet kukkaset stanssasin Hanging Planters -stanssisetin stanssilla ja laitoin konfetiksi ikkunaan, yhden laitoin vielä tytön hiuksiin koruksi. Käytetyt tuotteet ovat siis Penny Blackin ja löytyvät nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

maanantai 29. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Bear Cuddle




Two bears looking towards their rosy future together :) So this turned out to be a engagement/wedding card, I thought those two look like love birds dreaming of a future together so it had to happen! The stamp I used is a new one from Penny Black, it's called Bear Cuddle. I coloured the image with my Copics and die cut it with its matching die. I then created the panel by using a cloud shaped mask and sponging some Distress Oxide ink around its edges (the mask is actually an old cloud shaped price tag that I use if I need to have some clouds on my cards :D ). I then die cut the panel using a die from the set Leaf Stitched Frames and stamped the sentiment on it from the new set Beautiful Heart, the little heart is from the set Huggable. I adhered everything to my card base before die cutting the grass with a die from the set Garden Edgers and adhering that in place.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Watercooler Wednesday: WWC231 - All About Occasions
* Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #592 - No Patterned Papers
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Bright and Cheerful
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July - Anything Goes
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #351 - Anything Goes




All stamps and dies used are by Penny Black and available in their online store, just click the links below to find them:
* Bear Cuddle (30-578)
* Bear Cuddle Cut Out (51-545)
* Leaf Stitched Frames (51-552)
* Beautiful Heart (30-550)
* Huggable (30-588)
* Garden Edgers (51-549)


Nämä halailevat nallukat näyttävät sen verran rakastuneilta, että tästä tuli sitten kihla/hääkortti :) Nallukat ovat Penny Blackin uusi leima Bear Cuddle, väritin kuvan Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti Bear Cuddle Cut Out -stanssilla. Paneeliin maskasin pilviä vanhan pilvenmuotoisen hintalapun kera Distress Oxide -mustetta käyttäen ja stanssasin sen sitten Leaf Stitched Frames -setin stanssilla. Tekstileima on Beautiful Heart -setistä ja pieni sydän Huggable -tekstileimasetistä. Ruohikon stanssasin Garden Edgers -stanssilla. Kaikki nämä löytyy Penny Blackin nettikaupasta, linkit tuotteisiin yllä.

sunnuntai 28. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: Flower Collection







I have a new card to share that I made with some of the new products from the fabulous new collection by Penny Black called Dreaming. The stamp I used is from a set of floral stamps called Flower Collection. I stamped it onto a card base that I folded out of watercolour cardstock and coloured it with my watercolours. I then cut a piece of purple cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and die cut a window into it using a die from the new set Stitched Circles, and adhered it to place. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment which is from the new sentiment set Huggable.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Stamping Sensations: July - The Earth Laughs in Flowers 
* Penny Black and More: July - Summer Colours
* Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #351 - Anything Goes
* Happy Little Stampers: July Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes
* Time Out Challenges: Challenge #140 - Home Sweet Home Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the vase with flowers, the framed photo and the decorative pull handles of the drawer, I think the decorative stitching around the circle die I used gives the same effect)




The products I used for my card are by Penny Black and can be found in the online store:
* Flower Collection (30-575)
* Stitched Circles (51-551)
* Huggable (30-588)



Käytin tähän korttiin Penny Blackin uutta kukkaleimaa setistä Flower Collection, leimasin sen suoraan korttipohjaan ja väritin vesiväreillä. Liilaan kartonkiin stanssasin ympyrän stanssilla uudesta setistä Stitched Circles ja lopuksi leimasin tekstin setistä Huggable. Kaikki nämä ovat saatavilla Penny Blackin nettikaupasta, linkit yllä.

lauantai 20. heinäkuuta 2019

Penny Black Dreaming: A Big Hug #2



Remember the party animal card I made earlier? Well, I just had to make another card with the same bear where he is actually doing what he does best, sending a hug :) This stamp is called A Big Hug and it's from the newest collection by Penny Black. I stamped him onto some X-Press It blending card and coloured with my Copics. I then die cut the panel using a die from the Stitched Nested Frames set and after I had die cut it, I left the die in place. I then sponged a bit of Distress Oxide ink in Antique Linen onto the panel so that the die created a white border around the panel. Then I stamped the sentiment using stamps from the new Huggable sentiment set, the heart is from the same set. For the background, I used some patterned paper from Summertime paper pad.

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
* Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Animal Magic
* Paperbabe Stamps: Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
* Penny Black Saturday Challenge: July - Anything Goes


The products used are by Penny Black and available on their online shop:
* A Big Hug (30-580)
* Huggable (30-588)
* Stitched Nested Frames (51-535)
* Summertime (80-016)



Tein toisenkin kortin tällä söpöllä nallukalla (ensimmäinen oli tämä). Leiman nimi on A Big Hug, väritin sen tällä kertaa Copiceilla. Paneelin stanssasin Stitched Nested Frames -setin stanssilla ja jätin stanssin paikalleen siksi aikaa, että mustetin paneelia Distress Oxide -musteella - stanssi jättää kivan valkoisen reunuksen paneelin ympärille. Tekstileima on uudesta Huggable -tekstileimasetistä, samoin kuin sydän. Taustalle laitoin paperia Summertime-paperikosta. Kaikki tuotteet ovat siis Penny Blackia ja saatavilla nettikaupastaan, linkit yllä.

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.