10 August, 2018

Twins on an art journal page

Hi and Happy Friday!
Today I'm on Viva Las VegaStamps! blog, sharing my latest art journal page:

Playing with the layered patterns (several colours of acrylic paints, stencilled patterns, stamped images) was great fun. And I think the VLVS! sheep stamp is absolutely adorable!

My blog post at VLVS! contains a list of the stamps I used. You can read it *here*.

Have a great weekend!
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01 August, 2018

Birthday Wishes and Puppy Dog Kisses ❤

Creating super cute projects always gets me to good mood. Like these adorable puppy cards I made a while back. For them I used one of my recent puchases, 'Top Dog' stamp set by 'My Favorite Things'. And a few stencils, Tsukineko inks and Imagine embossing powder.

I think one can never have too many birthday cards in stock. This card will propably be given to my daughter's friend on a birthday party; it got the acceptance of her :)
The cards I make are always created for giving away and for spreading joy. As I will not have the original card for too long I often create a matching ATC card for myself, using some of the same techniques, colors or images. This time was no exception:

There's a complete step-by-step picture tutorial for this card project on Imagine blog, just follow *this link* to read more.

Wishing you a wonderful day! Hope you have time to do something that makes you happy !
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Bright DIY patterned papers

Our summer here in Finland has been wonderful and exceptionally hot. I have not had any trouble with the warm weather, but I have to admit that the hottest days have not been too convenient for crafting activities. When your brain feels slow and your hands are sweaty you don't want to spend too long time at your crafting table :)

On such warm summer days the most ideal crafting projects are simple, quick, and easy. Like this one: A bright, simple card project I made using just a few die-cut flowers and my favourite Memento inks. (Flower die by from Sizzix/Tim Holtz, set 'Tropical')

Just look at this pattern! Love this flower die!

I wrote a complete picture tutorial for this project, please visit *Imagine blog* for reading it. Full list of supplies (list is not very long, I promise!) is also available there.

 Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by in my blog!

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23 July, 2018

Stamped tag for June Craft Stamper blog challenge

During this spring working life was very hectic, involving lots of travelling and time away from my family. Due to the very limited private online time my blog has been missing several posts I planned to write but never had the time to finish and publish. Now that the busy working life schedule has finally changed I'm starting to catch up, and in the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some of the projects I made during past year. Some of these projects you may have already seen on the companies / blogs I cooperate with i.e. Viva Las VegaStamps!, Imagine, Craft Stamper, or Sizzix.
Yet I'm hoping to still get a chance to inspire you with my projects! :)

Here's a fun tag I created for June Craft Stamper Magazine blog challenge. In this challenge 'Anything Goes', so following the same thought I took out my new Katzelkraft 'Dogs' stamps, and started playing. I coloured a size #8 manila tag with Distress Oxides, and decorated it further with some pattern stamping. I stamped the main images on heavy white office paper, coloured with Promarkers, cut out, and glued on the tag. Simple and fun project to make!

The little crosses on the bottom of the stamp are doodled leftover pieces when I die-cut with Sizzix / Tim Holtz Mixed Media #6 die set. These little pieces were jut perfect for my need: I feel that my images always have to have some type of a ground that they stand or sit on. Without this connection to the ground I think they are flying in the air :)

Isn't this dog stamp super cute! I colored a few more Katzelkraft dog images on the same go; I'm sure they'll pop up in my future projects quite soon!

The talented Craft Stamper blog challenge DT created many fabulous projects for the June challenge inspiration. Links to the June DT projects are *here* and *here*

Wishing you a wonderful day!
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