Tokyo Gardens Geisha

When I saw this beautiful Geisha image at SheepSkiDesigns,
I got an idea, what I just HAD to test right away.

Paper piecing with Gecko Galz Tokyo Garden papers.
Background paper is from the same set.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Crafting by Designs - paper piecing


For the little boys

and really like these two backgrounds I came up with.

Sentiment is from Unity Stamps, little boy stamp
from Carabelle. Stars are made by using stencil and DO ink.

I'd like to enter this card to:
The Male room - little boys
Sweet Stampin' - Special man day

For a second card I used stamps from 
unity stamps and little sparkling embossing powder

and this card I'd like to enter to:
Aud Sentiment - AG + sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Use a real stamp


I have a summer flu thinky going on
and between naps I watched some 
crafting tutorials from YouTube.
Happened to see this "Smackin' Acetate"
and wanted to try it with my Zig markers.

This was my first try,
I think I used color too wide ...
live an learn ... I also colored my 
stamp (Katzelkraft)  with Zig markers. 

Didn't add a sentiment, thought it would
steal the attention from the fish.
Just layered on black cardstock.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Alphabet challenge - F is for Fish 
Addicted to CAS - Rainbow


B-day cards with a pipe

I was asked to make a B-day card for a
50 years old man - with a pipe in the card.

Well, don't really have any images / or papers
with pipes, but I did find 3D pictures.
I hope these will do...

I'd like to enter this to some challenges:
Fab n Funky - B-day card with a number
Brown Sugar - Party

 I'd like to enter this too to some challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - What a guy
Pennys -AG

Hey there

And third (and last for this month) card 
for Gecko Galz "Retro Summer" challenge.

Using sunny image from "Let's make Lemonaid" set.
I added a little color for the background usin DI and
sentiment is made from stickers.

I'd also like to enter to these challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - She's got the look
Try Stamping on Tuesday - color challenge
Shopping Our Stash - Favorite things 
(As much as I love to stamp and color, it does take it's time. 
So it's fun to just print and make; 
when you don't have much time but you are feeling so crafty, LOL)



Another card using my brown cardbases and
to meet Gecko Galz "Retro Summer" challenge.

Sunflower is from Gecko Galz June's freebie sheet.
Same flower 3 times, I just resized it and layered it.
Then some backing paper (love to recycle) and 3
cute wooden chicken. Didn't add any sentiment:
it's good to have some "Anything goes" cards, :=)

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Crafty Gals - Summer colors
Simon Says Monday - All things bright and beautiful


Sunny Summerdays

Gecko Galz theme for the June blog challenge is
Retro Summer. I printed this paper from
Tokyo Gardens paper set and hope it looks
retro enough to meet the challenge theme.

I used brown card base (something I found from a sale)
made some flowers using my bunchies (kinda "found" them after a long while) 
and micro peans and stamped the sentiment on a vellum, 
sentiment says: sunny summer days 

I'd like to enter some more challenges:
Aud sentiments - AG + sentiment


Midsummer Dreams, part 2

Yet another card using beautiful image from
Gecko Galz "Midsummer Dreams" set.

Some die cuts and lots and lots of punched little flowers.

Entering to challenges:
Gecko Galz FB challenge - summer is here
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer colors 
(light blue, pale grey, misty white are the colors of our summer nights)


Midsummer dreams

Midsummer is getting close and the nights are pale
here in Finland; perfect time to use these Gecko Galz
"Midsummer Dreams" images. I think this set is my fav.

I'm entering my card to Gecko Galz FB challenge, blue and grey
and also to:
Try it on Tuesday - She's got the look
Moo Mania - Die cuts
C.R.A.F.T. - come play outside
Fussy and Fancy - Summer Fling



I'm thrilled, just love love love
these newbies from Studio Light, "Marlene"
There is papers, stamps and die cuts and maybe more?

I got some papers and those fun die cuts,
and made few simple put so colorful cards.

I'd like to enter my fox card to some challenges:
Aud sentiment - summer and sentiment
Paper Shelter - flower power
Cute Card Thursday - Hello Summer
Time out - photo inspiration
Fussy and Fancy - Summer Fling

and here other two I made using one A4 paper