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.