Itsy Bitsy Spiders...

My second Halloween card this year,
very CAS and fun to make.

Using my new spider stamp from Sin City Stamps, sentiment is from my old set of Tim Holtz stamps, vellum is cut using my old STAMPlorations die and the "webs" are made using my new dies.

And why am I telling what's old and what's new; well, because I want to join the Use your stuff "old and new" -challenge.
Also would like to join Come and Get it - AG, QKR Stampede - embossing, HLS AG with dies and Craft Stamper Magazine - AG with stamping



Jostain syystä värittely on nyt jäänyt
vähemmälle, olen käyttänyt valmiita kuvia.

Tällä kertaa kettulainen Gecko Galzin setistä.

Lämpimät syksyiset sävyt ja Sizzizin stanssi käytössö.

Pariin haasteeseen jos kelpaisi tämä repolainen:
Creative Craft Cottage - Thinking of you
Through the Purple Haze - in the woods
Koukussa kortteihin - syksyn värijuhlaa


3D dragonfly

Love how well this Gecko Galz dragonfly
image turned in to 3D image...
just printed it 3 times and cut the layers, :)

And here it is in a card

Great image to play with.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiment - AG+ sentiment
A Gem of a challenge - Fun outside


Harvest time...

I played with Gecko Galz images and 
Image transfer medium.
My printer doesn't work with heavy paper
so I like that I can broaden ways to use
printed images with this medium.

Using Autumn Colors paper and rub ones on vellum.

And here the other end of the same paper
together with Sizzix die cuts and some bee buttons.

I'd like to enter my first card
Gecko Galz - Harvest time
Fussy and Fancy - Fall colors
Eclectic Ellapu - Floral and Fauna

and the second card
Corrosive - AG
613 Avenue - Distress it


Roses, more roses...

Few weeks ago I made some card
backgrounds using embossing powders,
color powders, alcohol inks and fabulous

You can see the blue cards ready HERE.
And here's how the other two turned out:

I'd like to enter my yellow card to some challenges:
Make my Monday - Lazy Summer Days
Di'd Digi challenge - Bright colors
Shopping our stash - Favorite season (summer)
Penny's - Quick and Easy

And the B&R card:
Aud Sentiment - Thinking of you
Try it on Tuesday  - Stitch it
Crafty Creations - AG
Crafting by Design - AG
A Bit More time to Craft - AG


What is the color of your heart? - ATC trio

The idea for this trio came to me when
I was running in the forest ...
It didn't came out just as planned - but then again,
when creating something, the result seldom is 
what you firs had in mind; for me anyways, LOL

Using Entangled Heart from Rubber Dance

I like the blue one most, what's your fav?

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my ATC trio:
More Mixed Media - AG / brights
Sweet Stamping - Doodling
Rubber Dance - embossing (heart is embossed and each background also has embossing powder on)

Blue Roses

I made a few backgrounds using awesome
Sin City Stamps "Background Roses" stamp
and embossing powder. The quality of these stamps
is brilliant, you get all the details...

Here's first card from those backgrounds

Added some color powder + water and STAMPlorations die cuts.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Butterfly Challenge - AG with butterflu / twist: blue
Rubber Dance - embossing
HLS Watercolor - AG / twist: bloom
CASology - Prickly ( Roses have prickles :D )

And here's the second one

Same ingredients - only this time alcohol inks to color.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with this card:
Try it on Tuesday - in my carden
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings
Paper Shelter - Punches and dies

What a difference how the colors behave with embossing:


CAS truck

When I saw the Less is More new
theme I knew I wanted to use my 
Deep Red truck stamp that I have had
a while but haven't used yet.

First idea was to use my DIY watercolor
cardbase's BUT the paper has so heavy 
texture, that this stamp didn't work with it at all...
So instead of coloring, I took my Memento 
Inks and glossy paper.

Sentiment says "Congratulations" in Finnish. 
Stamped with a mask on top of the truck.
And since it felt like it still needed something, 
I took a dark grey ProMarker and a spritser. 

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Addicted to CAS - one layer
Less is More - Vehicle

And, well since I had my stamps and my inks "out"
I made some more, LOL

Background stamp is from Sin City.

and even more:

That was fun!


Vintage tag

I had a pile of DP pieces on my table this morning
and when I looked at them, I thought they would
go nicely with the gorgeous Sin City Jane stamps
(you can find the plates HERE and HERE)

Embossing, die cut, Vintage Photo -ink, paper flowers, charm...
And all those little scraps, :=)

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my tag:
Tag Tuesday - Use your scraps
Sweet Stamping - Flowers
Di's digi design - Flower Fancy
Crafty Gals - Bingo ( Vintage, Free. Metal Embellies)
Deep Ocean - Vintage


CAS lemons

I'm so happy I found these DIY postcard base's.
Very low cost and so fun to use.
And these challenges me to CAS designs because
you can't really embellish a postcard ...
or you'll have to but it in a envelope...

Using stamps from STAMPlorations,
Sin City and Krafting Kimmie.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Less is More - Tropical fruits

3 ladies

Having fun with Gecko Galz images,

Here I tested how the Image transfer medium
works with two printed paper ... really like the see-through effect.
Sentiment is embossed with a fine powder.
Entering Use your stuff : Inspired by a Quote challenge
613 Avenue: Shabby chic

Don't know if the image is meant to be a beach babe,
but that's how I see her, LOL.
Deep Ocean: Vintage

This gorgeous lady in picnic was perfect with my
Graphic 45 papers..
Entering Not Just Cards AG challenge.
Crafty Gals: Bingo ( 2+ DP, free, flowers)


Leave a little sparkle...

I printed some images and
digital papers to join the Gecko Galz 
challenges at FB and I hope this
one also fits their blog challenge, :)

I printed the lovely mermaid image, sentiment and the background paper,
then made the die cut and covered it and the sentiment with 
sparkly embossing powder.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Come and get it - Die cut
Deep Ocean - Shabby Chic / Vintage
Gecko Galz - By the Shore
Penny's - AG
Cute Card Thursday - embossing


Always follow your dreams - AJ page

First week from my holiday is almost gone,
but I'm having a lovely, very relaxing time, :=)
Not much of a household work have been done this week...

Inspiration for this page was totally the 
fabulous stamp set from Sin City Stamps,
loooove these stamps, the quality, the patterns - just perfect!

I used gesso, paste, stencil, sprays, color powder, inks, die cuts,  Zig pens and 
a chipboard sentiment to create this page. So lots of fun.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:


Lavinia Stamps rabbit

Yesterday I made two card backgrounds
with DI refillers.
using Rubber Dance's color challenge colors
(well as close as I have them).

Today I got the second one ready.

Rabbit is from Lavinia Stamps 
and the Flora is created with Rubber Dance Weed Love set.
Then added a little bit white with a gel pen 
and draw a beam with black pen.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Stampotique - Animals
Rubber Dance - Color challenge


Rubber Dance colors challenge for August

When I saw Rubber Dance's this months 
color challenge, I thought that that really is
the challenge for me....

And I took it by taking out my DI ink bottles,
choosing the ones that are the closes to the 
challenge colors and decided to make a 
background and then go where ever it
would take me, :)

And it took me to the lovely Butterfly girl stamp from Rubber Stamps
(used a stamp from Weed Love set for the edges) and the 
sentiment from STAMPlorations.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Rubber Dance - Color challenge


Post Card III

This was my first holiday day,
and I have been crafting and relaxing,
getting to "know" my new Zig pens...

Here's 3th postcard I made today,
this time using Stampotique stamps.

and entering their "Use tape" -challenge.

And now, off to bed ... nighty night...

Post Card, II

And here's a second card I made using my
DIY postcard block.
Fits my mood: My holiday just started, LOL

Still trying to figure out how to
use my new Zic pens..
Cat and the sentiment from AI, 
die from STAMPlorations.

I'd like to enter this cat to few challenges:
Show us your Pussies - AG with cat
Moo-Mania - Cats
Art Impressions - I'll text you (don't know if the text part is enough for the challenge ...)
Less is More - Pierce your project

Post Card

I bought a block of diy postcards 
and decided to see how they look.
Card are watercolor paper, 
but paper looks so thin, that I decided
to stamp and make another layer...

Cat is AI and the sentiment from Rubber Dance
die from STAMPlorations.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my CAS cat
Rubber Dance - ribbon
Aurora Wings - Fur and Feathers
Art Impressions - I'll text you (don't know if the text part is enough for the challenge ...)
Less is More - Pierce your project


Jehkottaren haaste

Jo parina kuukautena olen käynyt
Jehkottaren haastetta kuikkimassa ja 
ideaakin on pukannut ... mutta aika on 
vissiin ollut kortilla.

Nyt sain ylläri "happy mailiä" rapakon takaa
ja tänään mouttailin aarteet ja tuumailin,
että nuo Sin Cityn pääkallot kyllä 
osuvat aika nappiin Haloo Helsingin biisin kanssa.

Joten sormet mustina sitten väkräilin
pitkin päivää tätä AJ sivua.

Eri musteiden ja mössöjen lisäksi käytin Sin Cityn pääkalloleimojen lisäksi
myös leimaa tästä ja tästä setistä.

inspiroituneena biisistä.


CAS Mermaids

Still going on with the mermaid theme
... this time with CAS style and making waves

Image is from Gecko Galz Pretty Mermaids sheet

This image is also from Gecko Galz: Midsummer Dreams

I'd like to enter the firs card:
Aud Sentiments - no sentiment on front
Gecko Galz - In a Mermaid Garden

and the second:
C.R.A.F.T - Summer
Time out - inspirational sentiment
Sketch Saturday - any sketch

Happy mermaids - pair of ATC

I totally love mermaid images,
all of them - there is so much 
mermaids in different styles and this
happy little mermaid is from Gecko Galz

 I cut the image, made waves using die cut and
those little "left overs" that you'll always have after 
making a card ... well I do anyways, :=)

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Morgan's - AG
Di'd Digi Designs - Jusst Add Water
Gecko Galz - In a mermaid garden


Pretty Mermaid

I saw this image at Gecko Galz FB page
and totally loved it, as I do love mermaids...

Image is from a Pretty Mermaids set and paper from La Isla Bonita set.
Then I just added some diecuts - need to use that sea horse more, so delicate...

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - In a Mermaids Garden
Deep Ocean Challenge - Days at the beach
HLS - AG with dies


Summer night

I was so happy to win some Gecko Galz sheets from
last months challenge, and this is first card I made
from those images, using Midsummer Dreams 

Just added some vellum butterflies and pearlmaker 
with these gorgeous images.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Gecko Galz FB challenge - blue and white
613 Avenue - Monochrome


Country - ATC

I bought myself  a treat from the crafter's flea market:
Packet of Zig markers - and here's my first try on them.

When making ATC I try to use stuff laying around my desk...
maybe some day it'll  be tidy (not a real change there), LOL.

So I combined some pieces of paper, added a bit of Vintage Photo DI and a layer of  Crackle paint.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Pile it on - Birds
HSL ATC - Animals
Through the Purple Haze - Anything with wings
Craft Stamper - AG with stamping


STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop

STAMPlorations is turning 4 and it's been party time
all week, with a theme Celebrate!

YAY!! Fabulous new release and brilliant prizes!!
That's the way to party, :=).

For my first Party card I used Shaker Balloons dies

These shaker dies are awesome!

Second card I made just using the Beautiful stamp set
and different inks. Girly colors.

I hope you are having fun with the Birthday hop,
there is still one day left with full of inspiration

P.S. Wanna go shopping? All products in the store are 15% off until July 7. 
With my DT 20% discount code ( STAMPGIRLSARI)
you can get up to 35% off on all products, 
including the new release.
AND for a extra treat:
Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free
 with every order of at least $25 
(after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)