Be broud to be you

I was going to take a part for Rick St. Dennis progressive challenge - but missed the deadline, well, I still have a wicked ATC in my hands, :=D

This hairy little monster is called Sweeben and I colored her with ball point pens, second image that I have colored with pens ... fun but needs practice.

I'd like to take part to some challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - orange and black
Forever Dark - AG as long as dark (well, she is a monster)
Delicious Doodles - Make it dark
Ike's - ATC
Create and Inspire- AG


Oddball Art - Midway at "FALL" challenge

Still time to join the Oddball Art challenge where is very topical theme "Fall is in the Air".
I'm looking a little further already and made some fun X-mas cards. Sentiment is in Finnish and it says Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I got new dies and had to test them, here is supercute Chubs the Panda

And here sits Baxter cat.

There is also a FB challenge with Anything goes with Oddball image (blog challenge: any image goes as long as theme is there)

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - AG (Black)
Crafty Hazelnuts - Stick it down (Panda is laying down , :=) )
Digi Design - Animals acting like humans 
QKR - cats or dogs (cat)
Fan n Funky - Cute Critters and Christmas

If you'd like to go shopping these cuties, by using DTGRANNE10 -code, you'll get 10% of


Left of Center - Rip it Up with Oddball Art

Yay, friday is here and so is Left of Center's new challenge

and we have awesome sponsor

If you want to go shopping, by using DTGRANNE10 code,
there is a 10% of deal at Etsy.

I combined two Oddball images in my card

I colored image with Copics and use paper pieces that I found on my desk...
such a mess my desk...

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Deep Ocean - Autumn 


Happy 18th B-day

This image is one of my all time fav at Oddball - Burlesque Girl (Lizzy have made a fabulous wild version of this image - Whimsical Tattooed Girl, loving that too). This time I used this lovely image for a B-day card, coloring with Copics.

You could win some of these fab images by entering Oddball "Fall" challenge, or FB challenge (there might be freebie coming sooon), or if you want to go shopping, using code DTGRANNE10, you'll get 10% off, :=D

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Fingers - AG
Art by Miran - AG
Inspiration Destination - AG
Crafty Gals - AG
Crafting by Design - Let's Celebrate (18th B-day)
Addicted to stamps - make your mark (copics)
Incy Wincy - no rubber stamps
Dragonfly Dreams - girly


STAMPloration, September challenge reminder

Still time to join STAMPlorations September challenge
You can hop in by using 


or theme

so fun, :=D

This time I went with a theme, and really girly way.
Pretty in pink.

Using both sides of design paper, DI inkpad, embossing paste and Lindsay's powder with  ARTplorations Happy Flowers and Party Time.

Hop here and take a look what beauties STAMPlorations ladies have done for the remainder post - we also have very tallented GDT, Keia.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Through The Purple Haze - B-day
Crafty Girlz - AG
Pile it on - B-day


Oddball Art - Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air - so true and that is also a theme for a Oddball Art's month long challenge this time.
The cutest little fox in my card in image nro 192, I think he is just so adorable... I had him printed in my table and once I was just sitting and thinking and I took my pencil and start coloring ... haven't done that in years - color with just a pencil...

Sentiment is in Finnish and it goes about " Joy to the Autumn!". I hope you'll join our Fall challenge AND there is also another challenge going on FB (I think Lizzy mentioned that there might be another freebie friday coming ... little hint there).

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Sweet Stamps - AG
Crafting from the Hearth - AG
Lacy Sunshine - Winds of Change
Glitter n Sparkle - something that starts with G ( Grey)
SLS - Monochrome
Aud Sentiments - AG
Digi Choosday - Monochromatic

P.S. I you wanna go shopping, using code DTGRANNE10 gives you 10% of.


Lost Coast Designs- Ship Ohoi!!

I reeeeeeally like my Spray Webbing stamp from Lost Coast Designs. This time I used it to make few oceanic cards.

For the backround I took some clear embossing powder, 3 of my DI inkpads and Spray Webbing stamp. Rudder, anchor and sentiment are all colored, stamped and embossed - only this time I used white embossing powder. So what do you think? Can you feel the salty water already, lol?

There is a great " Single Layer" -challenge going at Lost Coast Portal to creativity, do join, there is a priiiize :=D. AND another challenge at FB "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

I would like to enter to some challenges:
Time Out - Make your mark; Monochrome
Creative Knockouts - Clean and Simple

There is Wicked fun coming soooooon!

Left of Center - Die Cuts or Punches

We have a great new theme at Left of center:

And a sponsor, who's images are sure to bring a giggle to your face, the awesome:

Fun image with a great sentiment on my card is Scarlette - wine

So playd with the theme this week (punches) really not a dark corner in this one, lol.

Would like to enter to some challenges:
QKR - Midnight snack
Catch the bug (Bugaboo) - AG
Stella says Skech (Bugaboo) - Sketch


Lost Coast Design - #16 Single layer card/project

Yay! Time for September challenge at Lost Coast Designs - and the theme is great: Single layer. So get creative, hop in and join the challenge, we'll looooove to see your make.
You can use any company's images you like to join our challenge, but if you use any images from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda you will get two entries into the draw to win the prize, that's double the chance fo you to win.

I made a tag using DI inkbads, VersaMark, VersaFine and black embossing powder. 

First I embossed the Backside Woman using black embossing powder, then I made a mask for the woman part and stamped Spray Webbing with VersaMark. I was amazed how well the stamped image shows after inking the tag - and without any embossing powder. On the left edge I stamped with Antique text border. Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Create and Inspire - AG
Eclectic Ellapu - Old stash (tag, inks, embossing powder and ribbon)
Crafting with an Atitude - AG
Craft Stamper - Take a Stamp
Crafts and me - Tag
Tag Along - Crackle (hope the backround stamps is crackled enough ... )

Something fun fun is coming:


STAMPlorations - September challenge

So it's autumn already and time for STAMPlorations challenge for September. And just a last month, there is 3 ways to enter, the theme or the sketch or both - choice is yours, just hop in and join the fun.
The theme to follow this month is:

And the inspiring sketch looks like this:

I went with a Sketch using Cardinal - large and Fond Expressions 2, two design papers and Copics.

We have some awesome GDT (Karen, Kathy and Karen)  this month so hop here to look what GDT's and DT's been up to, :=D

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Time Out - Make your mark
Crafty Creations - Out on the Limb
Ike's - animals


Dream in Darkness - September challenge, arrrrggghhh

Did you know that 19th of the September is a Pirate day? Well, it is and that's where we got our inspiration for our CT makes at Dream in Darkness. Challenge theme is - as always - anything dark (=not cuties) goes AND we have a great Pirate treasure price for a one lucky sailor who plays with us: STAMPS worth 15 dollars, so no digis this month - good old fashion rubber is what September has to offer. AWESOME!

Since I loooove mermaids I had to add one in to my Pirate spread too.

Mermaid is Oceans Sister from ADFD, Zombie Pirate is from a Delicious Doodles, net from Visible Image and the dark ship is from Silver Crow Creation, sailed to me from very kind CT member, lol.
For the backround I used gelatos, acrylic paints, embossing powders, net from a nectarine box ...Inka gold, DI ink, white spray and some paste and bubble wrap (to stamp).

And the "Story of the Summer" ... that's up to your imagination to decide what's the story between these two, ;=D

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
That Craft Place - Mixed media AG
ADFD - add some plaid
Eclectic Ellapu - Pink team, AG
Lunagirl - Fairies and mermaids