"Girl" -challenge at Oddball Art

Still time to join Oddball Art's challenge, the theme this time is
nice & easy & fun, isn't it. So hop in and join the challenge,
no need to use Oddball Art image, all girls are welcome, lol.

I'm using a great image & sentiment set: Astrid the Fairy
and since she loooooves books, 
I added some more: Short and Tall stack of Books.
Image is colored with Copics and  PrismaColors.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Paper Shelter - Make it digital
Penny's - AG
Aud Sentiment - AG + sentiment
Left of Center - Dots / stripes (dots)

P.S. By using code DTGRANNE10, you'll have 10% off at Oddball's.


Two hearts

I've been thinking about Rubber Dance -challenge,
the colors are so yammy and beautiful,
but didn't see anything like that in my shelves
-until I did realize that I have paints, just like
the challenge colors.

So I started to make couple of ATC's ....

After paints, stamping, some DP's, embossing, rub-ones, enamel dots and 
chippies I had this wedding (?) card, go figure ....
Onnea is Finnish and means Congratulations.

Sweet Stamping has a embossing theme,
so I'll enter their challenge also.


Calamari with an Attitude!! - ATC

Wee reminder, that there is still few days left to join 
Dream in Darkness -challenge
and have some odd / wicked / strange /dark fun
and go for a change to win some goodies from 
our sponsor of May: LunaGirl

I made this ATC with rubberstamps/paints/inks/embossing powders and spray

Octopus is from VLV and so is the sentiment
what's left of the poor fishes that dared to confront the
mighty Octopus is a stamp from Rubber Bandit.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - Sea creatures
Aud Sentiment - AG + sentiment
Stampotique - Anything but black
Viva Las VegaStamps - inspirational board (creepy, weird, different, unique, gray, white, splatters, spritz, and grungy!)


La Nuit Du Chat Noir - pocket letter

Soooo ladies and gents, it time for:

And I'm joining the event with my pocket letter
La Nuit Du Chat Noir - Night of the black cats

First I made  a background using DI refillers and glycerin,
like this:

And when it was dry I kept stamping and masking with:
and for the final touch, just a hint of white gel pen here and there.

Join the party & enter your Half-O-Ween projects in the linky by May 31st midnight PST!
Win $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda! 
All stamp company stamps are welcome but no digis.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my pocket letter:
Show us your pussies cats - Furry friends
Left of Center - LOC / Stars
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an animal

P.S. Speaking of cats ... have you seen the fabulous 1st Blogiversary Blog Candy Giveaway at LCD.
Check it out, it's yummy I promise, :=)


Inspired by Pinterest, ATC

I don't really use a Pinterest, but inspired by the theme 
at WW, I hopped there and write the magic word: ATC
And magical world was what I found, gorgeous pieces 
one after another - I could spend hours there....

But this time I felt Inspired by this lady HERE,
Her ATC are so beautiful, mine got a little different edge...

Background is made with Dylusions paints and plastic frap,
then stamped with LCD ATC faces, ATC Grunge Set and Sun Goddess.
Little bit black DI on the edges and white gel pen on the eyes.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
SLS Lines - Monochrome
Wicked Wednesday - Inspired by Pinterest


STAMPlorations challenge reminder

Still time to join STAMPlorations May challenge and
the theme could not be easier

if you need some inspiration for Anything Goes theme
why not go by the sketch

I went with a theme using 

I stamped the mug and then the sentiment on it and embossed 
the whole mug with clear embossing powder to give it a kind of
porcelain look. Using one paper from my new Lawn Fawn paper pad 
and finishing of with some die cuts. Absolutely love that sentiment.

Hop here to a reminder post (we have 3 awesome GDT joining: 
Pooja,Jane,Bozena) and hop here to join the challenge.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - food / drink
Tuesday Throwdown - embossing
Lunagirl - Mothers / sisters
Eureka - Stiching


Oddball Art, new release

Once again Lizzy came up with a 
awesome set of new "toys" for us, crafters, to play with, lol.

I'm so happy about this torn paper -set she draw. It's like
fellow team mate Julie said "The possibilities are awesome!!"

The whole set looks like this:

And I used two of those with a wicked kitty, Baxter.

I placed and printed the torned image "wall paper" (SLS) and the cat all in one,
and then colored the Baxter with Copics and Prismacolors. 
Sentiment is stamped.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Deep Ocean - Flowers
Digi Designs - Flowers
Cats Only - Furry Friends (cat must be included, :) )

Oddball Art: Girl challenge, AJ page

We have a great, inspiring theme 
this month at Oddball Art
There is no need to use Oddball image,
anything goes as long as it fits the theme.

I made a AJ page using Crying Zombie image,
and a sentiment I found from internet and wrote it down.

Here's the sentiment, feel free to click and save it if you want, :=)

I made the background using glycerin and DI re inkers inks,
stencil and stamp. Girl is colored with Copics and Prismacolors.

I'd like to enter my AG page to some challenges:
Crafty Creations - Monochromatic
Moo Mania - Quotes / Zitate
The Dark Attic - AG, alternative
613 Avenue - AG
Not just Cards - AG
Aud Sentiments - AG + Sentiment

Color splash at Lost Coast Designs

Hi there, did you know that we have a fun theme this month 
A Splash of neon or bright color.

All stamp company stamps are welcome and all kinds of projects are welcome, 
if you can stamp it you can enter it. So hop HERE and join the fun.

I totally love this Flagstone Background, it so wicked
and I started to "See things" in it...

Like this heart and the possibilities are endless ... 
and I thought it would be fun to stamp this to the kids 
and let them color and tell what they see,  LOL.
I also used Misc. Words -set to emboss the sentiment 
and Inktense pencils to color.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiment - AG + Sentiment
Ike's - embossing
Penny's - AG
Tuesday Throwdown - Thinking of you

P.S. Did you know LCD / CV also have a new FB group HERE.
and that we have a great Half- o-ween event coming soon...

Couple Colorful Quickies

These cards are not something I'm used to do.
Very strong bold colors and ready Die Cut Shapes
(from Kaisercraft), but when I saw these Lawn Fawn papers
- I just fell for them, gorgeous pad.

Would like to enter these to some challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers (1st card)
Cupcake Inspirations - Color challenge


Grumpy Monkey ATC

This weeks theme at Wicked Wednesday is

So I went to my stash thinking about the theme
and found this "lovely" Grumpy Monkey

He is colored with PrismaColors and then I added stickers,
top hat is also a sticker.

Short post this time, off to do my spring work, LOL


Curious set of ATC's

Dream in Darkness have a great sponsor this month:

I was looking into her fab sheets and saw this:

And my mind strated wandering and wondering things like...

Why is it that women should be so slim 
but still have awesome boobs and behind...

When you are spreading your wings .. 
do others look at you hoping to see you fly or fall..


When life gives you treats it sometimes reveals to be a trick ... and vice versa.


But, to some challenges I'd like to enter with my ATC's:
Aurora Wings - Vintage
SLS - Half-o-ween (the last ATC)
Lunagirl - Sisters (the first ATC)


STAMPlorations challenge for May

Isn't it lovely, spring time is finally here, 
and we are having such a warm sunny spring..
I have even seen some butterflies already, :=)

My card is based on the fab sketch

and the great Anything goes theme

You can go by the theme or by the sketch or both, like I did this time.
and Artful Flutters to make my card.

Do join the challenge and hop HERE to see what
other DT's have been creating. This month we also have
5 awesome GDT's: Mac Mable,Pooja, Lilian, Jane, Bozena


Live, Love, Laugh pears, ATC

Most of the people in Finland has this day
a holiday day. So have I and I started my day of
with a fruits, :=)

I embossed Pear Trio  and edges, let the Brushos do their magic
and used Green Stazon and Art Builders for the sentiment.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - Fruits & Veggies


"Women rule the World" by Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda

In a spirit of coming Mother's Day LCD / CV is having
a "Women Rule the World" event. 
Six days of showcasing gorgeous women.  
I hope you'll check out the blog and enjoy the view.

Today it's my turn to show what I made,
and I made 2 quite different cards using the
same fabulous stamp: Star Goddess

Here I embossed the image with black powder and colored it
with sponge and 3 colors of DI's. 
Sentiment is a chipboard and I embossed it with white powder.

Here I stamped the image to a kraft cardstock with blue Memento Ink 
and colored the lady with a golden and white gel pens.

Happy upcoming Mother's day!

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Eureka - Feminine / Mother's Day
Stampotique - Motherly Love (my 2nd card here)
Fab n Funky - 3 or more layers


Dream in Darkness - Playing with paperdolls

So it's first day of May and time for a brand new challenge
at Dream in Darkness with a awesome new sponsor:

Place is full of brilliant digital collages and image collections.

Although the theme for the challenge is Anything goes (but not cuties),
CT's decided to play with a paper dolls.
Totally new area for me - and so FUN.

I used Aquamarine 2 collage sheet for my mermaid doll.

And the template from The Enchanted Gallery,
can you see which part are from where, lol.

And after doing the doll, I played digitally with it a bit:

So I hope to see YOUR alternative / dark makes at

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
The Dark Attic - AG (MM/alternative)
Lunagirl - Mother's and Sisters (I feel she is like a mother advising her little ones)
613 Avenue - AG/ Beach or Nautical
Altered Eclectics - AG / no cards etc.
Left of Center - Mixed Media / LOC
Digi Choosday - Things with Wings