sunnuntai 15. syyskuuta 2019

The Flower Challenge #36: Reminder - Muistutus





We're midway through our September challenge at The Flower Challenge with the theme of Anything Goes. This month we're sponsored by My Favorite Things who will kindly give our winners (yes, we'll have TWO winners!) a gift card of USD 25 each. As a Guest Designer, we have the incredibly talented Michele Ferguson.

I used the pretty Wildflowers set by MFT for my card. I stamped and die cut the images before colouring them with my Copic markers. I then cut my panel and die cut the openings to it as well as to a piece of craft foam that I adhered behind the panel. After I had adhered the panel to the card base, I adhered the flower and the leaf to their places with some liquid glue. Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment from the Geometric Greenery set and adhered the sentiment strip in place.

 I'm also entering my card to the following challenge (via Instagram):
* MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar - Clean & Simple Genius




 Hopefully you can see the dimension in this photo.




You still have time to join us (the challenge ends September 25th) so please do! And please make sure you check out The Flower Challenge blog where you'll find the awesome cards made by my team mates and our fabulous Guest Designer.


Syyskuun haaste on puolivälissä The Flower Challengessä, aihe on siis Anything Goes ja tarjolla on palkintoja - My Favorite Things lahjoittaa kahdelle voittajalle kullekin USD 25:n arvoisen lahjakortin. Guest Designerina meillä on mahtava Michele Ferguson.

Omaan korttiini käytin MFT:n Wildflowers-settiä, kukan ja lehden väritin Copiceilla ja stanssasin irti. Leikkaamaani paneeliin ja sen taustalle kiinnittämääni softikseen stanssasin aukot samoilla stansseilla ennen kuin kiinnitin paneelin korttipohjaan. Kukan ja lehden kiinnitin paneelin aukkojen pohjalle. Tekstileiman Geometric Greenery -setistä embossasin mustalle kartonkisuikaleelle ja kiinnitin paikoilleen. 

The Flower Challenge -blogissa kannattaa käydä katsastamassa DT-porukan ja Guest Designerin kortit. Äläkä unohda osallistua, aikaa on 25.9. asti ja palkintoja on siis luvassa...

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!