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)


STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's the last stencil Sunday of the June
Oh boy, how the time flies...

I've used alcohol inks, Kudos die/stamp set,
Overlap stencil and Flutter Zen 2 die. Isn't that butterfly just gorgeous?

Lots of going on at STAMPlorations blog:
several challenges AND
awesome B-day party. So hop here to join.
And if you want to go shopping (there is a great B-day sale already),
by using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - No patterned paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Party Time
Use your stuff - Try something new (alcohol inks with stencil)
Happy Little Stampers - AG with dies


Wanna Clown Around .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month
Under the Big Top, I felt verry inspired by it:
This is my 4th ATC, LOL

There is H2O colors, stamping (Vissible Image and Kraftin' Kimmie), 
DI smushing and playing with water 
combined to make this messy vintage look.

I'd like to enter to some challenges: 
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top

And here's the previous 3 I made:

The last one I made for a Dream in Darkness
challenge reminder (still time to enter)

Bloobel's progressive challenge for June

What a fun set of images Bloobel had
(again) for this months progressive challenge.

I picked up this roaring dragon and combined it
with a little birdie.

Sentiment is in Finnish and says:
Little bird told.... Laughing makes you live longer!

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Think Pink
Penny's - AG


Clown balloon ... ATC

This is my second make for Gecko Galz fun challenge:

I made this ATC using Clown from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.

I used Gesso, Gelatos and Oxide ink (with Bubbles stencil) to make the 
base, stamped the "Circus" -text and
die cut the clown image with STAMPlorations
Shaker Balloons #3 die. (By the way, you'll get 20% off 
from STAMPlorations by using code: STAMPGIRLSARI.)
Balloon is covered with Glossy to give it a little "shine". 
And the little dots are made using Pearl Maker.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - AG/ stencil, dies
Simon Says Monday - Touchy Feely
Gecko Galz - Under the big Top


Keep the circus going .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month

I made this ATC using Clown  from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.

I started with a layer of white Gesso, then some gelatos on top to make the base.
I used Stencil with Oxide ink and then stamped stars and sentiment.
Star is old die cut I found from my stash.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top
Use your stuff - Warm summer colors
Fab n Funky - Vintage
Crafty Gals - Vintage
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG


GDT at Craft Stamper magazine

I was so honoured  to be chosen to be one
of the winners at Craft Stamper April challenge.
Whit that win, came a awesome opportunity to be
their GDT for June. YAY!

Here's what I did for the challenge inspiration.

I used the Narcissus stamp from STAMPlorations
and the Fairy from SinCity Stamps.
Then I melted some wax crayons and added a 
sentiment stickerr. Very simple and fun to make.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my card:
Delicious Doodles - All Creatures great and small
Jehkotar - kuva inspiraatio
The Paper Shelter - Flower power


STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for June

It's finally summer and the schools are closed 
and the kids are home enjoying their well deserved brake.

It's also time for STAMPlorations MM challenge.

I do hope you'll have time to enter the challenge.
The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. 
And there is fabulous prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 
1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils.

This month I use a old calendar cover as a base of my MM make

Firs I used Distressed Damask stamp and embossing powder.
Then some stenciling with white Gesso and Rows of Hearts stencil.
Then some blue from spray bottles; also
colored some paper with same sprays 
and cut the flowers and birdies out
Gorgeous sentiment  ( Strong Women set) is stamped on vellum.

Wanna go shopping?
By using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off. (can not be combined your code with any other discount codes)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a beautiful summer.