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29.12.2016

Oddball Art: CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) -challenge reminder

What a happy theme at Oddball this month:
so if you haven't put your Christmas stuff away yet,
do link up and show us your Christmas creations.


I've used super cute Fred the Christmas bear in my card...
hmmmm, maybe he's a polar bear, LOL

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my last Christmas card at 2016...
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's  - Use a Sentiment


27.12.2016

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas - celebration at LCD

Things are still very festive at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
 as there is celebration of the season throughout December.  
Want to join the celebration?  Enter your rubber stamped Christmas 
or Winter themed projects in LCPtC Xmas Linky Party
 at the bottom of the Day 1 post by January 6, 
2017 at 5 to midnight for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks 
to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores! 
There is some RULES for the party challenge, 
so please check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win! 

For the inspiration post I made this cute Kitty card:


using Carmen's Veranda Angel Cat, design papers, 
die cut and some pearls and "blings" .

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Show us your pussies - Krimbo Kats
Pile it on - Celebrations
Crafty Creations - Any Holiday
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Creative Knockout - Christmas


18.12.2016

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's Sunday time (last Sunday before X-mas),
and that means some stencil inspiration at 


I needed to wrap some presents, and wanted to make
paperbags looks more festive ... so out came
and Poinsettia - Large Stamp with golden embossing powder 
and DI ink pads.

A wee reminder, that there is still some time to play at


For a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my Chrismassy pags:
The Corrosive - Gold or Silver Christmas
Fab n Funky - Glitter n Sparkle
Craftyhazelnuts - AG as long as it's Christmas
Come and Get it - Christmas

16.12.2016

Oddball Art: CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN) CHALLENGE

Yesterday started a new challenge at Oddball's,
very easy for this time of year:
so make the link and let us see you Chrismassy makes.


I used Copics to color this cute Santa's little helper,

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland / Festive Fun
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas

14.12.2016

Dame ATC

When I was going through my box of scraps to make
my winter ATC, I found 3 lovely pieces of paper that
I totally wanted to use too ...
Wicked Wednesday has a Sneak Peek page and I saw
that this weeks theme was: 


I found this lovely lady ready stamped in my stash,
and colored her with Chalks, some distressing and DI 
and there it was, very soft, vintage looking ATC 
for the Wicked Wednesday challenge

13.12.2016

Winter ATC

We have had lots of snow and frosty weather this year,
so here's a ATC for that, LOL


Cute girl in snowy business is from Oddball Art, Tia.
Colored with Copics. I made background from the scraps from
my scraps box, branch is made using MS punch 
and snowlakes are punched also.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - Winter Hats or asseccories
Simon Says Monday - Let there be snow
C.R.A.F.T. - winter

Like the image? Why not enter the FB challenge 
or the Blog challenge for a change to win some, :=D ?

X-mas Wreath with Whimsical Sylvie

Totally love the Whimsical Birds from the 
Lost Coast Desings, I found the very
"useful" in every season, LOL
Here's the Whimsical Sylvie (colored with Prisma Colors) 
together with a sentiment from Party Words -set.


Wreath is made using 2 different bunches and some droplets.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Pile it on - Any Holiday / Celebration


P.S. If you'll find time to stamp and create, please do link
to LCD December challenge: Party Critters, as you can use any
stamped image that goes with the theme.

4.12.2016

STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for December

It's time for a new Mixed Media challenge at


The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.
So do join the challenge, we love to see your art.

For this challenge I created two fun tags, inspired by
northern lights and house of the Moomins. I used
ARTplorations: Oh my Stars! -stencil
STAMPlorations: Snowman - Large and Houses stamp sets
some Gelatos and structure paste, 
Inktense pens for the coloring of the images.


The sentiment die cuts are in Finnish and it says "Merry Christmas".

I'd like to enter some challenges, with my night sky tags:
QKR - Christmas Tags
Morgan's Art - Create a Tag
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Night Scene
Come and Get it - Christmas
613 Avenue - Holiday Hapiness

29.11.2016

Oddball Art: Include a Fantacy Element -challenge reminder

What an awesome theme at Oddball this month:
So bring out your pretty or scary fantasy images and join
the challenge for a change to win some great Oddball images.

I've used to images on my card:
Grunge Lace and Jessica that comes with the sentiment


Jessica is colored with Copics and Prismacolors.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Left of Center - Fair maidens
Aud Sentiment - AG + sentiment

Oddball Art, November release

It's newbie time at Oddball's and Lizzy has created again a fabulous
new line of brilliant images to play with.
Check out the store, and if you feel like shopping,
using the code DTGRANNE10, you'll get 10% off.

I made a a bit different X-mas card using older image


Background is from MC and die cut from STAMPlorations,
images are colored with the Copics.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Crafting Musketeer - Christmas wishes

Would like a change to win some awesome Oddballs?
You'll find "Fantacy Element" challenge HERE
and if using Oddball image, why not enter FB challenge HERE

16.11.2016

Giving Thanks -blog hop

Welcome to a  


I'm on STAMPlorations team with a card I made using
Awesome Be Thankful bundle (there is 2 other bundles available)


Set comes with dies, stamps and stencil - So cool!!


Totally loved coloring those apples! I used DI's to color and 
VersaFine to stamp and a little bit of tape on the edges.

Here's the blog hop designers (me being number 32.)



I hope you are having fun hopping and thank you so 
much for stopping by here, hugs.

15.11.2016

Oddball Art - LIKE DREAMERS DO (FANTASY ELEMENT) -challenge

Time for a new great challenge at
Oddball Art blog with a fantastic theme

I made a fantasy love card using a little bit 
different images to make a couble:


So here they are together, colored with Copics and ColorSofts.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Left of Center - Inspired by ... (movie) and LOC
Tuesday Throwdown - Add gems /pearls

P.S. I you are creating using Oddball Art, 
and if you want to go shopping, 
you'll get 10% of by using the code DTGRANNE10

13.11.2016

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's Sunday time (and Father's day in Finland),
and that means some stencil inspiration at 


I used Be Thankful Bundle and Weathered Wood stencil. 
I took my stencil and structure paste, when it was dry, 
I covered it with watered gesso and colored it with Gelatos, 
finally I'm getting an idea how to use Gelatos ...
Apple basket is colored with Distress Inks.

Like to do Mixed Media? Why not link your art to:


There is a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
The Corrosive - Fall / Autumn
HSL November - AG with dies
Crafting by Design - Fall Colors
Aud Sentiment - AG + sentiment
Sweet Stamping - Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Wednesday  - Thanks / Thanksgiving


7.11.2016

Thankful / Give thanks -challenge at Lost Coast Portal to creativity

It's time for a new challenge at
Thankful / Give thanks

I think my card has a bit different view for the theme,
but:


Kind of like how this makes your mind wander... 

I used the Carmen Veranda's Monkey Face stamp
and the die cut is from STAMPlorations 
(cut it twice: from the black foam and then the paper)

Take your stamps (any company's) and join the challenge
We love to see your projects!

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine - AG (stamped)
Glitter N Sparkle - One for the Man

6.11.2016

STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for November

Sooo ... it's November already, winter has arrived in Finland 
and it's also time for a new Mixed Media challenge at


The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.
So do join the challenge, we love to see your art.


I made this icy tag using


I made the background by squeezing paint in the middle
of 2 tags, when dried I covered the tag with watered Gesso.
I also used Gesso with the stencil to get the white delicate deer.
Little bit DI on the edges and around the deer.
Then I stamped the sentiment:
"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it"
added some die cuts and pearls and of course the white ribbon.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Crafting Musketeer - Christmas wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a card
Crafting by Design - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - Snow with texture


1.11.2016

Day 2 of Day of the Dead at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

So Halloween hop is over, but the fun continues
at the Lost Coast


It's day 2 and I'm showing the third card I made
using the embossing powder and the Scarves stamp
This time with Gel pens.


and here's how the earlier ones looked like


So same shape, same stamp and quite a different looks.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
The ABC - S is for Shaped cards
Left of Center - Halloween

30.10.2016

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

Final Sunday of the month and
it's my turn to create for the Stencil Sunday.


I created a sparkling tag, using 
ARTplorations: Flourishes stencil, not an obvious choice for a snowy tag, but it
reminds me about the light "powder" snow in a windy weather.
STAMPlorations: Snowman - Large  and Bold Sentiments stamp sets
some Distress Inks and LOTS of sparkling clear embossing powder.


There is still one day left to enter this months Mixed Media challenge at


and of course there will be a new one next month,
so do enter for a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Through the Purple Haze - fav colorcombo (blue and white)
Winter Wonderland - Frosty or Well wrapped
Crafting by Design - Get ready for X-mas
A Gem of a Challenge - snowlfakes

31 days of Halloween with LCD - day 30

So, tomorrow it will be the last day of the month,
and the fun Halloween hop.


Today I'm taking part as a Lost Coast teammate with this
pumpkin shaped card:


Using just black embossing powder and the Scarves stamp

I think it turned out quite funny, with the big eyes, lol

I'd like to enter to some challenges:

Morgan's Art - embossing
QKR - Halloween
Left of Center - Halloween
Glitter N Sparkle - Halloween

And this little pumpkin has a friend, remember?


29.10.2016

Oddball Art - Anything goes challenge reminder

Anything goes challenge at Oddball Art,
so link up for a change to win some cute or creepy or creepy cute
fabulous images.

I made an AJ page using sad and beautiful Heidi.


Heidi is colored with Copics and Prismacolors. 
Background is made by using a napkin, gesso, 
pink embossing powder with Visible image stamp, 
some ribbon and flowers.


I'd like to enter to some challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Add ribbon, sparkle and shine
Creative Knockouts - Something to say

26.10.2016

31 days of Halloween with LCD - day 26

The Halloween Hop is on a last week, it's the 26th day of


I'm taking part as a Lost Coast teammate with this
skull shaped card:


Using DI's and black embossing powder with Scarves stamp

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Deep Ocean - Halloween
Moo - Mania - Halloween Party
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie - photo inspiration
Creative Knockouts - embossing
Left of Center - Halloween

P.S. Still time to get your wicked stamps 
(any companys stamps go) in use
and enter LCD challenge for a change to win some rubber stamps, :=)

21.10.2016

Holiday crafting

I've been on holiday this week
- and also on flu, so all the things needed to be done
in the house during this holiday: not done.
But I have done some crafting, and here's some of them


I embossed the large sunflower and colored it with Brushos.
Entering to some challenges:
Rubber Dance - color challenge (yellow, brown and orange)
Fab N Funky - Fabulous flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Shades of Autumn
The East Wind - embossing

I also found these lovely 3D images from my stash,
and decided it's about time to use them, :=)


Using Freshly Made Sketches for the layout


Using Tuesday Morning Sketches for this layout, also 

I hope you all are having a lovely Autumn!

18.10.2016

31 days of Halloween with LCD - day 18

And the Halloween Hop goes on, it's the 18th day of


and I'm taking part as a Lost Coast teammate with this
re-decorated flower pot (see that post HERE).



Using Stazon ink on Carmen's Veranda Flying Skull stamp 
and Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet stampset.
Stamped on plastic (recycling baggage) and then painted 
using silver and white paints from the other side,
some wire and the decoration was ready.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine - Autumal Creations
Left of Center - Halloween

Have you seen the awesome newbies at Lost Coast?
Totally awesome add for what brilliant there already is, 
hop HERE to see.


16.10.2016

31 Days of Halloween with DiD - day 16

Aaaaand we are in a midway of the annual


I'm taking part as a CT in Dream In Darkness
and made a screaming skully for day 16.


I painted Lace-Up Skull from Eye Connect with gesso.
Then I embossed the skull using 
Flagstone Background from Lost Coast Designs.
Little bit Vintage Photo ink here and there, wire to keep
his jaw in place and few pink beads.
He sure has a reason for his "EEK"; so many cracks...

Lots of time to enter the DiD challenge


Where anything weird, dark, alternate goes..

I'd like to enter so some challenges:
Altered Eclectics - AG (altered)
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Moo-Mania - Drips and splatters 
Simon Says Wednesday - Totally resistible

15.10.2016

Oddball Art: Anything goes -challenge

"The word" is free this months challenge at
Oddball Art, the theme is Anything goes
and you can enter with any company's image,
so do link your creations - there is a change to win some awesome

I made an AJ page using Lavinia stamps and
the coolest hat maker from the "Alice" release


Image colored with Copics and PrismaColors.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Crafty Creations - Not a Card
HSL Mixed Media - Nature
Simon Says Monday - Explore the world

13.10.2016

31 days of Halloween with LCD - day 13

Yet another great hop day at 
31 days of Halloween


and I'm taking part as a Lost Coast teammate by this card.


I used Distress inks to make the background and stamps from
and to make the smily cat to pop a little bit more,
I added some color on him with a Copic. And a touch of white
gel pen on the eyes.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Show us your Pussies - Halloween with a cat
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo inspiration 
Penny's - AG

Have you seen the awesome newbies at Lost Coast?
Totally awesome add for what brilliant there already is, 
hop HERE to see.



4.10.2016

31 Days of Halloween with DiD - day 4

Woohoo, we are having even more fun than
usually in team Dream in Darkness.
We are IN:


Sooo, it's day 4 and I made a AJ page using Oddball "Dirty Darcy"


Looks like this Oddball girlie is looking forward to hanging around the mortals ... Hmmmm, wonder why!

Team DiD is having fun with the hop,
and would love for you to link your dark, weird, alternative creations
to the challenge HERE


I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiment - AG with sentiment
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Simon Says Monday - Halloween