Sunday 26 October 2014

Purple Onion Designs Giveaway!

Good morning all!

My entry to the Purple Onion Charming Winter Giveaway

Well, you all know by now that I really like Stacey Yacula's designs and stamps from Purple Onion Designs. I really love to create these little wintery scenes with these stamps - as you may have noticed.. Purple Onion is having a giveaway, with a chance to win the whole new stamp collection by Stacey Yacula called Charming Winter. Of course, I just HAD to participate! 

Charming winter means a little bit of freeze and a little bit of sunshine for me after the endless dark during the polar night. Here at North during winter when it's almost dark all the time, the winter sky is just beautiful when the sun finally shines a bit - and I mean a BIT, it really shines only few minutes in first couple of days before it goes down again BUT those moments are just beautiful and the long-awaited moments. That's the time when children (and adults also) go out and have a lot fun with sledding and tobogganing. If there're new snow, the scene is just beautifully bright and ... charming! LOL! That's the scene I wanted to create here in this card. 

All the stamps are from Purple Onion Designs. The diecut trees at the back are from Marianne Designs. The sentiment says Merry Christmas in Finnish! I inked the scene with Memento and VersaColor Inks and inks used are: Memento Cantaloupe, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum and Versacolor Sky Blue. For the detail I added a little bit Wink of Stella glitter pen for the bunny's hat and a little bit Vintage Shampange Embossing powder to mark the shine from snow around the birch.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!


Edited: I was asked about the tree die on the background. It is a die from Marianne Design called Tiny's Pine Trees (CR1287). I got it from a local craft event. In Europe Cuddly Buddly and Glitterpot have it in their selection. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with US online craft stores other than Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hudson and unfortunately they don't have it in their selection. 


  1. Mielettömän hieno! Ihan suomalainen maisema, vaikka leimasimet ovat muualta.

  2. Breathtaking! Just like the actual outdoor scene, I'm sure!! I am just blown away by your technique!!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful coloring!

  4. Wow, what an amazing card! I just found your blog via your entry at the current Mama Elephant & Me challenge (fantastic card there, too), and I'm really impressed by your cards. I, too, love Stacey Yacula's designs, and I'm curious to see, what other ideas you'll come up with. So I'll best list up as your next follower. ;o)

  5. Marika I love your cards. I recently discovered Purple Onion myself and I love their stamps. Especially Stacey Yacula's. I would love to purchase the die cut trees in the Background. Would you please put the name in the comments or a link as to where I can get it. Thank you if you can do that.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I added the details about the die cut to blogpost. Hopefully you are able to find the die cut, it really is lovely!