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Cards for 30 days Carabelle Studio ATC challenge

 ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge


December was for me an inspiring ATC challenge month. I participated in Carabelle Studio's 30 days challenge in which we were given a list of French songs and asked to create an ATC for each day inspired by the 'song of the day'.

I have to admit that I'm not that familiar with French songs, but this challenge was a perfect learning experience also from that aspect! I did a lot of googling and translating, and listened to the songs on Youtube. The fun thing was that the song list covered pieces from several decades and styles, so not just the top 10 from the year 2020 😃

I'm so happy I was able to finish all the 30 cards. Here are the first fifteen ATC's:

ATC's for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge

And here are the cards for days 16-30:

ATC's for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge

For each card I used a stamp by Carabelle Studio, and only on a couple of cards I added additional elements by another brand. The intriguing thing was the stretching of my Carabelle stamp collection, combining images from several sets together and finding new ways for using the stamps.

I have to say that I'm happy with all the cards, but these are maybe the ones I like the most:

ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge

ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge

ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge ATC for Carabelle Studio December 2020 challenge
Hope these cards inspire you, too!
Wishing you a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by in my blog!

Stay safe!

Four ATC's: Forest treasures



Utilizing scrap pieces of paper and creating layered die-cut embellishments is something I really love to do. When starting I don't usually think too much about how the finished elements will be used, and often they just end up in my embellishment box for a little while. But this time I had a plan from the very beginning.

The trigger for these ATC cards was a group of tiny gnomes came across; I had stamped and colored them some time ago for another project, and the onces I did not need I had kept in my embellishment box. The adorable gnome was just too cute to be thrown away! (stamp 'Gnome Is Where' by Joy Clair)  

Size of each card 2.5" x 3.5" (standard ATC, Artist Trading Card)

The autumn themed mushrooms, leaves, flowers and branches are die-cut using a Tim Holtz/Sizzix set 'Funky Foliage', #663087. A pair of tweezers came handy when layering and gluing together the small die-cut pieces!

The backgrounds are cut from kraft cardstock.  First I inked the pieces with yellow and brown Distress Oxides (mixing the inks with water on the craftmat and dabbing the cards on the ink drops) and once dry added some stamped patterns (flowers and ornaments by Stampers Anoymous / Tim Holtz).

The green 'moss' is white cheesecloth that I dyed with the recently released 'Rustic Wilderness' Distress ink.

I'm so happy with this set! I'm pretty sure I'll create more autumn themed embellishments and continue creating new layered sceneries. Maybe I should make a card or two?

Thanks for stopping by in my blog!


Quirky men on fun birthday cards

Hi and Happy New Year!

I'm starting this new crafty year by sharing with you two fun birthday cards I made during the Christmas holiday. I printed, coloured and fuzzy cut two Vera Lane 'Quirky men with hats' digital stamp images and placed them on stencilled and inked backgrounds.

For the background pattern I placed an oval stencil on top of a pattern stencil and inked the background panel with Distress ink matching the colour of the background panel. The 'Happy birthday' strips I die-cut using one of my recent purchases, a die by Altenew.

I think these men look so cool! So fun to play with!


Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Cool Yule Christmas cards


Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies


Sharing with you a set of Christmas cards I made with the cute 'Cool Yule' Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits die set. The main images I had cut and put together already a while back, and for finishing the cards quickly I created simple backgrounds by layering some die-cut and ink-splashed elements. Utilized also the die-cut leftovers: on the below card I used the positive oval shape and on the above card the striped negative.

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

Finnish word 'Jouluiloa' means 'Christmas joy'.

Hopefully your Christmas will be a joyful one despite of the lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing. 

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

Cool Yule Christmas Cards with Sizzix Thinlits dies

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

Winter scenery cards for Christmas


Hi and happy Sunday!

Every year I plan to create my Christmas cards early enough, and every year I end up making them on the very last minute. Well, not this year!

Maybe it is the 'new normal' that apparently gives me more free time on evenings and impacts also my cardmaking routines 😀. My cards were ready already a while back, so today I'll just write the addresses on the envelopes and drop the cards in the mailbox. 10 days before Christmas! Woohoo!

Here are two card designs I made. Using the beautiful Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits Die set 'Snowscape Colorize' I made two versions of the same winter scenery. One in daylight and one in night.

Quite a different look by just changing the cardstock colours!

The layered scenery was easy to put together, as the dies hold the instructions on the backside. Numbers in the dies indicate in which order the layers are to be stacked. Simple and fun!

Wishing you a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!