Saturday, 26 September 2015

Already dreaming

I know for sure, that where I am, there will be a white Christmas. I will be up so north the sun doesn't rise at all during the holidays - or for about 6 weeks to be precise. Instead of daylight we enjoy pure white snow, the Northern Lights and some stunning hours long dusk. That is where we used to live, and my husband still works over the winter. Awesome place, I'll post some photos in December.

A couple of weeks back I got another honorable mention in the Art Impression challenge Southern Style (167).  As my reward I asked for the Christmas Scene TryFold set. It arrived a couple of days ago, and I just couldn't resist making one - or three. Thank you once more AI Design team!

This one came out as my favorite, and I submit it to the Simon Says Monday Challenge. Use a stamp and blog hop. There's still a couple of days time to participate, and it is definitely worth the hop even if the challenge has closed already!

Stamp:  Art Impressions Christmas Scene TF
Background paper: Kaisercraft Teddybear's picnic collection.
Colours: Distress Ink & Markers

The sentiment inside is from Heidin Korttipaja and says Merry Christmas and Happy New Years in Swedish, which is a second language in Finland. 

Here all three cards. I must admit, it takes a bit of effort to place the stamps at the right place, but practice makes perfect, I hope. 

 The card with Finnish sentiment (Stempelkeller)
Background paper:  Bo Bonny Sleigh Ride Collection 

And finally, the first card I made with the original sentiment form the stamp set.
Background paper: Joy!Craft Happy Holidays Paper bloc

Friday, 18 September 2015

Have a mice day

The true autumn weather has settled in finally; rain, dark evenings, storms. Inspired by this,  I wanted to make something fun with the Art Impressions Buzzard set stamp. There is something about this bird which just makes me smile.

Stamp: Art Impressions Buzzard set
Coloured with Distress Markers
Background paper: Kaisercraft Outdoor Trail paper pad
Die-namics Stitched Circle - die
Stamped image fussy cut

Background coloured with Distress Inks
Text written with Distress Marker 

This time I submit my project in three challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge 168: Cut Your Cards! 
Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday for August 2015 
Papertake Weekly: Animal Magic

Make sure to visit the challenges - there are some awesome cards by the design teams and of course, other cards submitted!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Feeling merry & bright

This no colouring, but good old cut&clue cards. Outside is the perfect autumn day, sunny, warm and just a light breeze, but I couldn't help myself - today was the day to make the first Christmas cards of the year.

Paper: KaiserCraft Basecoat Christmas 6,5x6,5 Paper pad PP947

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Sizzling away

A full month gone with my blog already, with many fun challenges, and many more to which I didn't have a change to participate.

The latest Art Impressions challenge - southern style - took a bit of thinking again. And that is exactly why I love the challenges, you have to think outside of the usual card making - and in the process your cards get new tones.

This time the thinking was mainly around not having any suitable stamps for the challenge, until I realized that a bit of tuning of the image is of course allowed. Thus, I made the hats for the BBQ Couple (Art Impressions, of course) southernizing them for the purpose.

Hand made cards

As per usual, I coloured the image with Distress Inks and Markers. The background paper is from the Best Creation Inc. Barbeque Collections.

I submit the card to the Art Impressions Southern Style challenge. Take a look at the awesome cards the DT made again using the new Zoo Crew stamps. I can't wait till the Long Horn Set is available in Finland! 

Happiness all around

This is a stamp that I have been wanting since - well, a long time ago. There is something so calming about the mess and the calm she is taking it, so apt for the "must be perfect all the time" - culture we live in. So, when I got an honourable mention in the Art Impressions challenge and had a chance to choose a stamp from Art Impressions, I knew immediately which one to get. Thanks once again!

Art Impressions TryFolds; Messy house coloured with Distress Inks.