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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas garland

I have made a Christmas garland to put on my door. I really wanted to make something handmade.
So, I used the holly leaves from the "very vintage Christmas set" from Waltzingmouse stamps. I coloured them with marFkers, I applied Christmas red Stickles and Polar White Flower Soft.

For the base I used a garland shaped piece of styrofoam I bought from my local craft shop. I coloured it with Acrylic paint, and I wrapped around it a piece of golden ribbon (recycled from a chocolate box).



I am quite happy with the result, I think that I can make a bigger one next year.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Colourful bookmark



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Stamps: Great Friend, Dream Big (Verve Stamps)
Inks: Vivid Inks, Stampin Up
Accessories: Stickles, bazzil cardstock, Gina K Pure white cardstock.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

orange poppies


I love love love poppies!!!! I also love how this card turned out.
The background has been stamped with Verve Stamps, the woodgrain stamp and poppy stamp is from Hero Arts.
It has been a coincidence, but all the cardstock I used in this card is from Gina K. I love that cardstock, it is very thick and great quality.
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy(Verve Stamps), Delicate blossoms, woodgrain (Hero Arts)
Inks: versamark for the background, black tuxedo and rich cocoa (Memento)
Accessories: Gina K cardstock, half pearls, Copic markers, pod dots, Papertrey ribbon (new leaf).

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Purple flowers




I really really like how this card turned out. This card has already left cold and snowy Finland and has landed in sunny California.


I created the background with Verve Stamps (Great Friend set). I seem to use this set all the time lately. I used chalk inks (versamagic).


The frame and sentiment are from Verve Stamps as well. I added some pearls on the center of the flowers.


STAMPS: Great Friend, Thankful accents (verve stamps)


Inks: Versamagic chalk inks


Accessories: Nestabilities, lavender ribbon (Papertrey), pearls.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

December calendar page



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This is a calendar page I made with my very first Waltzingmouse set "Very Vintage Christmas". This calendar page is now in Rome (Italy), in my friend's house.


I stamped the background with Brilliance inks (Poppy, Ivy, Gold), they are pearlized inks, perfect for the holiday season.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November calendar page


I used one of my favourite stamps sets from Kitchen sink stamps to make this calendar page. The small birds are from a Papertrey (Birds of feathers).
The Kitchen sink stamps are not colored in, these are multi-step stamps , each image has 4 or 5 layers of color. I really love this calendar page, maybe because autumn is my favourite time of the year and I was born in October. I love these warm colors.

Stamps: Multi-step pumpkins, multi-step harvest (one of my super-favourite sets), Birds of feathers (Papertrey)

Inks: mix of Memento inks, distress inks for the background.

Accessories: Gina K cardstock, dimensional dots
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Decorated wooden heart


I made this decorated heart for a friend that got married last month in Rome (Italy).
I found a plain wooden heart from my local craft store, I coloured with acrylic paint, I let it dry for a little time, then I painted again with clear crackle paint from Ranger.
The sentiment is from Flourishes, and the flowers and leaves are from one of my favourite set from Verve (Great Friend).
I added some pearls and a Papertrey ribbon on the back (not in the picture).
Stamps: Great Friend (Verve Stamps), I love roses (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Vivid inks to have a good coverage of the flowers, Brilliance ink (thyme) for the leaves.
Accessories: crackle paint, acrylic paint, pearls, Gina K cardstock.
I'd love to hear what you think about my first decorated heart!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Waltzingmouse stamps tag challenge


I have managed to take a picture without natural light. I created the background with Distress Inks and Waltzingmouse stamps.
I used the Very Vintage Christmas set from Waltzingmouse stamps- The holly leaves have a 3-d effect because I covered with Glossy accents. The vintage text is from Text It (Waltzingmouse stamps).

I used my new circle laced nestabilities.
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Last Xmas tag for the Waltzingmouse challenge

This is the last tag I am going to post for the Waltzingmouse challenge.
I have three more tags that I made with my new Waltzingmouse stamps and nestabilities but the natural light we have in Finland in this period of the year is not good enough to take a decent photo. The submissions must be done by today.

I have used the Very Vintage Christmas set from Waltzingmouse stamps.

Xmas tags - Waltzingmouse challenge


I have another tag for the Waltzingmouse stamps tag challenge.
The design is the same as the one I previously published. I changed the color combo.
I used the Very Vintage Christmas stamp set from Waltzingmouse stamps.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Waltzingmouse stamps Tag Challenge

I made some labels for the Waltzingmouse stamps TAG challenge.
I embossed the frame with Gold and Silver embossing powder. I used the Very Vintage Christmas stamp set that was released last year.

I'll have more tags to show in the next few days.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween bag toppers - part 2

I have more halloween candy bag toppers!!! This is the first year I make them and I had great fun.



The cat image is from There She goes, the stamps have been designed by a very talented Japanese designer Torico.
The grid background is from Cornish Heritage Farms, it's a big distressed grid backgrounder.
The purple background around the cat has been done with Distress Inks and the Ranger blending tool.
Stamps: Cattitude (There she goes), Distressed Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Distress Ink, tuxedo black (Memento), imperial purple (versafine)
Accessories: nestabilities, copic markers, blending tool
This is the first time I make Halloween bag toppers, let me know what you think ;)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS - Kitchen sink stamps challenge #28

I have made some Halloween bag toppers for the latest Kitchen Sink Stamps challenge


These are multi-step stamps, 5 layers for each pumpkin, they look so real. I used the multi-step pumpkins set released last year. It is one of my favourite sets.



Stamps: Multi-step pumpkins (kitchen sink stamps)
Inks: Memento ink (I followed the Kitchen Sink Stamps Color recipe)
Accessories: Bazzil cardstock, oval nestabilities, Swedish candies, clear bags


Sunday, October 17, 2010

WALTZINGMOUSE BLOG HOP

This month I have TWO cards for the blog hop. Autumn is my favourite season and I love to stamp and colour these images.

The images have been coloured with Copic markers. The background is distressed with Tea Dye Distress ink.
Stamps: Peace and Pleanty, Faux fun circles (Waltzingmouse stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand (Memento), Tea Dye (Distress Ink)
Accessories: Nestabilities, Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, Copic markers
For the second card I used the plaid background. I am addicted to this background stamp.
The fruit and pumpkin are coloured with Copic Marker.

Stamps: Faux Fun Circles, Pic nic patterns, Peace and plenty (Waltzingmouse stamps)
Inks: Stampin'up (for the plaid background), Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Accessories: Nestabilities, copic markers, jute, Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock (ivory, asparagus and kraft).









Monday, October 11, 2010

Seed pack: Blueberries


The plaid background has been stamped with "Off beat backgrounds" from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I created the seed pack with "Seeds of friendship" from Flourishes.
The wooden background is from Hero Arts.

Stamps: Off beat backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Seeds of friendship (Flourishes), woodgrain (Hero Arts)

Ink: Distress Inks for the background, Memento inks for the seed pack

Accessories: Gina K cardstock, hibiscus ribbon (Papertrey), Copic markers

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Elegant poppies

I really like how this card turned out. These Hero Arts poppies and the Waltzingmouse Stamps background make this card very elegant.

Stamps: Delicate blossoms (Hero Arts), Victorian Fripperie (Waltzingmouse stamps)

Ink: tuxedo black, bamboo leaves (Memento)

Accessories: stickles, copic markers, Gina K cardstock (white and creme de menthe), Papertrey cardstock (berry sorbet), half pearls.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

strawberries for my friend

I made this for a dear friend who likes strawberries.
These gorgeous strawberries are from Flourishes
I heat embossed the sentiment to make it pop up.
I coloured the strawberries with Copic Markers and I distressed the background with Distress Inks.

BACK SIDE
Both stamps are from Hero Arts






Stamps: Strawberries (Flourishes), Brackets and tags, Friends (Hero Arts)
Inks: tuxedo black (memento), versamark, Distress Inks
Accessories: kraft cardstock for the base, nestabilities, embossing powder, blending tool

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October calendar page


I have another calendar page. The background has been coloured with Distress Inks and blending tool. Then I stamped the music backgrounder stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.
The stained glass stamp is from Flourishes and I coloured it with Copic markers.
Stamps: Beauty within (Flourishes), Distress Music sheet (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Inks: Spun sugar, victorian velvet (Distress Inks), tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: satin ribbon, copic markers, peel-off stickers, copic markers.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

KITCHEN SINK STAMPS CHALLENGE: autumn calendar

I have made this calendar page (Sept.2011) for a calendar I am making for a dear friend.
I am going to enter this project in the Kitchen Sink Stamps challenge "Ushering Fall".

I colored the terrain and sky with distress inks. I will probably add a sentiment, but I haven't decided yet.

I really love multi- step stamps. I used multi-step pumpkins, multi-step trees, multi-step sunflowers.


MINI CALENDAR - Kitchen Sink Stamps challenge


First of all, I apologize for the picture. In this period, there is a lot of rain in Finland and I don't have very good natural light when I come back from work.

This is a mini calendar that I made for a friend, on the right I placed a larger calendar page (not in the picture).

I used the Multi-step harvest and multi-step pumpkin sets.
I am going to enter this project in the current Kitchen Sink Stamp challenge.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Light blue Dogwood

I really like this dogwood stamp from Hero Arts.

I stamped the image on kraft cardstock, then I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.

Stamps: Dogwood (Hero Arts), Aged sheet music (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Aqua (Vivid)

Accessories: kraft and white carstock (Gina K), Aqua mist cardstock (PTI), Distress Inks, foam dots, Hawaiian shores ribbon (PTI)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

VIOLETS



CLOSE UP


I made another card with Papertrey violets.
I coloured the violets with Copic markers. The background has been coloured with Distress Inks (Scattered straw) and I stamped the Distress Grid backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms.

The butterfly is from Hero Arts.
The ribbon is Swiss Dots Hibiscus, from Papertrey.







Monday, September 6, 2010

September calendar





I used distress inks for the background.
The watering can and sunflowers have been stamped with multi-step Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The butterflies and birds are from Papertrey.

Stamps: Multi-step sunflowers (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Birds of feathers, butterfly kisses (Papertrey).
Inks: Memento inks, Distress Inks

Accessories: Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K), blending tool




Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gift tag

I love making gift tags! I think they add an extra touch to the gift.

Stamps: Antique engravings (Hero Arts), sentiment from Everyday classics (Papertrey), backgrounder stamp (CHF)

Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento), Straw (Vivid)

Accessories: Nestabilities, dimensional foam, Copic markers, glossy accents (Ranger), paper string.

Monday, August 23, 2010

POPPIES


I love flowers and poppies are among my favourite flowers.

I first stamped the friend definition on white cardstock, then I distress it with Distress Inks, I stamped the poppy stamp with versamark and applied clear embossing powder. I coloured the green stems and I stamped the flowers on Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock. I coloured the poppies with Copic markers.


Stamps: Friend definition, Poppy background (Hero arts)

Ink: Distress Ink (Stormy Sky, Broken China), Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Accessories: Copic markers, dimensional dots, clear embossing power, punch around the page (Martha Stewart), watermelon cardstock (Bazzil), embossing buddy, versamark.



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August WMS blog hop

The Waltzingmouse Stamps blog hop theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic.
Apart for the sentiment (Hero Arts), all the stamps I used are from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I distressed the background with Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Distress Inks.
The cardstock is from Gina K, the Swiss dots ribbon is from Papertrey (ripe avocado).

Stamps: Pic nic patterns, Vintage Labels 2, Roses in bloom (Waltzingmouse Stamps). Sentiment: Friends (Hero Arts).

Inks: Scattered straw, tea dye (Distress Ink), Straw (Vivid), Spanish moss (Versafine), pear tart (Memento)

Accessories: Ek success border punch, ribbon (ripe avocado - Papertrey), copic markers.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Daffodils

I combined Sweet Corn cardstock (Gina K) with Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey).
I like this color combo. The daffodils are from Papertrey, I didn't use its original leaves, I think the flowers looked better with the "In bloom" set leaves.

Stamps: A year of flowers: daffodils, Retro Backgrounds, In bloom (Papertrey), Pretty pattern (Cornish Heritage Farms).

Inks: Fresh snow (Papertrey), deep lagoon (versafine), tuxedo black, cantaloupe (Memento).

Accessories: Martha Stewart's and Ek Succes border punches, Sweet corn cardstock (Gina K), Hawaiian shores cardstock (Papertrey), copic markers.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flourishes BRING BACK BEAUTIFUL CHALLENGE #1


FRIDGE MAGNET


I made a fridge magnet for the first Bring Back Beautiful challenge issued by Flourishes.
I applied some magnet dots on the back.
I used the "Humming around" set, I coloured the images with Copic markers and I added Stickes glitter.
Stamps: Humming Around, the sentiment is from Stained Glass (Flourishes)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copic markers, stickes, Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, magnet dots on the back, purple cardstock from my stash,Nestabilities.







Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hero Arts - Lily of the Valley

The colour combo I used for this card is Lemon Tart and Melon Berry (from Papertrey).

I stamped the Lily of the Valley digital stamp on Pure Luxury white cardstock from Gina K.

Stamps: Accent Notes (Verve Stamps)

Digital Stamp: Hero Arts flower of the month (Lily of the Valley)

Ink: Paris Lights (Palette)

Accessories: Lemon tart and melon berry cardstock (Papertrey), melon berry ribbon (Papertrey), nestabilities, Martha Stewarts border punch, stickles, glitter dots.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Digi stamp: Dahlias with oval

I love this card. I have just put it in a mailbox and it is flying to Rome (Italy). It is always scary when you spend a long time creating something, then you have to drop your creations in the mailbox!!!!

I used a dig istamp I bought from Tiffany doodles. I love her digi stamps. My favourite cardstock to use with digi stamps is Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory or Papertrey Vintage Cream.
For the background and punched strip I used Gina K's cardstock (Lemon drop and Mango Madness). I love Gina K and PTI cardstock.
The stamps I used on the background are from Verve Stamps, the Polka dots are from Papertrey.

The punch is from Martha Stewarts (layered arches).

The digi stamp has been coloured with Copic markers. I heat set it first.

Stamps: Filigree Fantasy (Verve Stamps), Polka Dots (PTI).

Digi stamp: Dahlia with oval (Tiffany doodles)

Ink: Paris Lights (Palette), Tangelo (Memento)

Accessories: nestabilities, copic markers, Gina K cardstock, ribbon, Layered Arches punch (Martha Stewarts).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby card - yellow and blue

I have been without internet connection for many LONG days. This card is very similar to the previous card I posted. The colour combo is slighty different, I added some Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

This is a quick post, I have a lot to share and I will try to post regularly.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

baby boy card

I guess I should update my blog more often. I have A LOT to share!

Today, I have one of my favourite baby cards that I made for a little boy that was born in Rome last June. For a change, I have hand-delivered this card.

The plaid background and the nestabilities labels are from Waltzingmouse Stamps, the super-cute duck and larger sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The smallest sentiment is from Papertrey.

Stamps: Off beat backgrounds, Very Vintage Labels #3 (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Favor it baby (Papertrey), Multi-step baby, the duck is from the 2nd anniversary limited edition set (Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Inks: I stamped the plaid background with Distress Inks (Broken China and Tumbled Glass), the labels have been stamped with aqua (Vivid ink), Tuxedo Black.

Accessories: border punch (Layered Arches from Martha Stewart), sparkly dots, copic markers, Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, nestabilities labels.

Do you like this card as much as I do? :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

August calendar page



I coloured the background with Distress Inks. Then I stamped Silhouette grass with Versafine ink and I applied some butterflies, hummingbirds and a dragonfly.
Stamps: Hero Arts (Silhouette Grass, Antique engravings), the pure summer sentiment if from Flourishes - Poppy patch set.
Ink: Distress inks for the background, Versafine toffee and Memento Tuxedo black.
Accessories: small calendar page, jute, dimensional dots.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Asian Garden - Congratulations card

These stamps are so elegant and good for any occasion. All the stamps used in this card are from the Asian Garden set released a few months ago by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Stamps: Asian Garden (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Ink: Distress Inks ( Scattered Straw, Wild Honey), Raw Sienna(Palette), Thyme, Chocolate, Coffee Bean (Brilliance).

Accessories: Glitter dots, Lace border punch (Fiskars) , nestabilities, Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yellow and pink daffodils


I rarely use patterned paper because I like to stamp my own backgrounds. Anyway, I have some beautiful Basic Greys patterned paper and I decided to use it. Maybe, since I like the result, I should use it more often :)
Stamps: A year of flowers: Daffodils (Papertrey)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Accessories: bazzil cardstock (adobe), Deco Fan border and corner punch (Martha Stewart), Copic markers, Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K), new leaf ribbon (Papertrey), Stickles (Ranger), Two scoops patterned paper ( Basic Greys).