Saturday, 30 January 2016

Birthday wishes

In the middle of Valentine's day cardmaking, I made a birthday card for a little boy. In the big box of AI stamps I got from Santa, there was also these cute Front & Backs stamps. I really like the front & backs, they give such a different element to the cards.

The card is 10x15 cm in size, and I decided to make space for some handwritten greetings at the back and leave the opening side blank. 

Birthday cards little boy

Birthday card little boy

Birthday card little boy

Materials used: 
Stamps: Art Impressions: Fence, Scarppie Front & Back, Billy Front & Back 
Papers: Studio Light Paper Pad 11 
Coloured with Distress Inks & Markers 

Monday, 18 January 2016

Winter wonderland

Art Impressions challenge this week is about Winter Wonderland. I didn't need to go far for some inspiration, for it was a stunning -32 degrees Celsius today. It is cold for sure, but as my husband says, extreme temperatures, extreme beauty. At the end of this blog, a photo he took in December, when the temperatures hit nearly -40C at the place where we spend most of the winter.

But first to the AI challenge. Santa was very kind to me and got me 2 very generous gift boxes of AI stamps. Among them this heartwarming Fred & Millie stamp. The card is bigger than most of my cards, 15x15cm. I think the extra space was needed this time. 

Handmade cards

Handmade cards
I added some white Distress Stickles to create frost on the ground and embellishment  

Handmade cards
In my little bag of New Zealand Paua shells I found an almost perfect heart shape 

Materials used:
Stamp: AI Fred & Millie
Paper: BG Jovial Blizzard 
Coloured with Distress inks & markers
Tag cut out from Garphic45 Home Sweet Home papers 

I submit the card to AI Challenge #175 

And finally, I promised you to post my husband's photo of the beautiful -40 degrees Celcius. This was taken in Kilpisjärvi, very northern part of Finland. It was during the polar night, when the sun doesn't rise for 6 weeks above the horizon. But, as you can see, it is not dark and terrible, but rather beautiful. If you want to see more of his stunning photos, click the picture, it'll take you to his page. 

Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment! 

Little girls

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for a little girl's first birthday. I had just got the Little Sprout stamp on mail and there was the perfect change to try it out. As I often do, I was looking for inspiration online, and Reneë's card was what got me. So here are the two cards I made for my friend to choose from.

Cards for little girls

Cards for litlle girls

Stamp: Art Impressions Little Sprout
Papers: Studio Light Paper Pad 16 & 11
Pion Design My Beloved Sun
Coloured with Distress Inks, as always

Thanks for popping in, I'd like to hear from you so, leave a comment and do return, I have a couple of exciting new projects under work, posting soon! 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Summer's day

It's in the middle of the coldest winter here, lots of snow and really cold temperatures. Thus, it is logic, that a crafter would think of summer, isn't it?

My first Valentine's Day card for this year is made with Graphic45 Home Sweet Home collection papers. I fell in love with these some time ago, but it took until now to use them in my projects.

After all those Christmas cards, I am so pleased to get into the love, flowers and soon-to-be summer themes!