Tuesday 25 August 2015

White Moon

Hello Friends!

I'm at the Altenew blog today to feature To the Moon set. I combined it to Painted Butterflies set and used the sentiment from Fresh Freesia set. I saw the sketch at the CAS(E) this Sketch by N@ Ali - awesome sketch!! I used that as my base inspiration for this card. Hopefully you enjoy! Here is my card for today:

Stamps used: To the MoonPainted Butterflies and Fresh Freesia.

Stamps used: To the Moon and Painted Butterflies.
I also made a video tutorial. Hopefully you find it helpful. Had a quite a struggle filming it though.

Stamps: To the Moon, Painted Butterflies and Fresh Freesia by Altenew
Inks: The Moon: Pure Colour Fairy Dust by Wplus9. SSS Smoke, Versamark, Versafine,  Onyx Black and Altenew Jet Black Ink, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80lb
Silver Irresistible Picco Embellisher by Tsukineko
Copic Multiliner Black 0.3

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon! 


Sunday 23 August 2015

Another new baby card with Purple Onion


Hopefully you are not too board with my new baby cards - I needed quite a many this summer. Here is another example, this time I used watercolours. I had a blast playing with these cute Purple Onion stamps and watercoloring this. I just loved how those rocks turned out. 

Stamps used: Sweetheart and Sweet Occasion sentiment set.

Stamps: Sweetheart and Sweet Occasion sentiment set from Purple Onion Designs.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Watercolours: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Paper: Canson 180gms Textured Watercolour Paper

A quick reminder, there is still anniversary sale going on at the Purple Onion Designs. Until 24th of August - all stamps are 25% off. 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon!


Wednesday 19 August 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200 Challenge Celebration


Today I'm participating in Freshly Made Sketches #200th Challenge Celebration. I've a big fan of sketches - they are a great starting point for a card. FMS is an awesome challenge and today they are celebrating their 200th sketch! How amazing is that?!? Congratulations!! 

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their awesome milestone with tons of sponsors.   Please, join the fun with us and have some fun in your craft room and be eligible to win awesome prices. So here is the sketch first and then my take on it!

Stamps: Figure Effects by Altenew
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Altenew Crisp Ink Ruby Red
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80lb
Copic Multiliner 0.5 Black

Hopefully you find time to play along with us. Thank you for stopping by today. See you soon!


Monday 17 August 2015

Welcome little one with Purple Onion


Here's another example how cute these Purple Onion Designs stamps are. I made this card with stamps from Stacey Yacula Studio Collection. 

Stamps used: Chloe and Birch Tree Background.

Stamps: Chloe and Birch Tree Background from Purple Onion Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Shabby Shutter and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80lb
Copic Multiliner Black 0.3
Copic Markers: Grey (bunny and birch): W1 - W3 - W5, Shirt: R81 - W00, Grass: YG91 - YG95 - YG03 - YR31 - R81 - YG67

Just a quick reminder that Michele from Purple Onion Designs is having an anniversary sale until Monday 24th of August 2015. All stamps are 25% off. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Have an amazing day!


Friday 14 August 2015

Congratulations on your new house with Purple Onion

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card that I made with Purple Onion Designs stamps. Some of you may know that I my hubby took me to my first hiking trip. We hiked and camped in the forest for three days in Kuusamo in Eastern part of Finland. Beautiful scenery and pure nature. This card was very much inspired by that trip of ours:

I started to expreriment with my copics and drew and coloured this scene. For this card I used Birch Tree Background from Stacey Yacula Studio. Stacey also have a tent stamp called Tent but I didn't have that stamp in my collection so I drew my own tent. I asked my friend Nonni that what kind of card this could be and she suggested that this would make a sweat housewarming card. Then I coloured Charlotte from Stacey Yacula Studio Collection and added the sentiment from Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set. I thought this mouse looks so proud of his new "waterproof" home that I thought he is perfect for this card. Thank you, Nonni! You're the best!

And great news, Michele from Purple Onion Designs is having an anniversary sale starting today  - all stamps are 25% off until Friday 28th of August! Have great time shopping!

My blogging friend, Julia from Just One More Card, is joining us with the celebration of this Anniversary Sale this month at the Purple Onion. Please, visit her blog and leave her some love. She does such a cute cards with Purple Onion Designs' stamps and she usually makes a videos of them as well. 

Stamps: Birch Tree BackgroundCharlotteSweet Occasions Sentiment Set from Purple Onion Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Copic Multiliner Black 0.1 and =.3
Copic Markers: Green (tent): YG91 - YG95 - YG97 - YG99, Grey (birch and mouse): W0 - W1 - W3 - W5 - W7 - W9, Red: R35 - R37, Pink: R81

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!


Tuesday 11 August 2015

White Lilies for her

Good Afternoon,

Today is my turn to host Altenew blog. I made this card with Layered Lily set. I wanted to colour these beautiful lilies into white. I really like how the colouring turned out. Here is my card:

Stamps used: Layered Lily and Birthday Greetings.

Stamps used: Layered Lily and Birthday Greetings.
You can watch my tutorial here or in HD in Youtube.

Stamps: Layered Lily and Birthday Greetings from Altenew
Inks: Pumice Stone and Antique Linen Distress Inks,  Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Daler and Rowney Aquafine Texture Watercolour Paper 300gms/140lb, Cold Pressed, Black card stock
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great week! 


Tuesday 4 August 2015

Exciting news - I'm joining in the Purple Onion Designs' Team!

Hello my friends,

Today, I have very exciting news to share. You all probably know that I love to make cards with Purple Onion Designs cute critters.. and today I am able to say that in the future I will be making even more cards with their stamps since lovely Michele, from Purple Onion Designs asked me to join in her team! So thrilled! 

To celebrate this I noticed that this week over at the Time Out -challenge, there is CASE challenge and there is my new team mate Alice to be CASEd. Alice from Alice's (little) Wonderland is one of those colourist that I just adore. Her skills with no-line copic colouring are just stunning! So what would be more perfect to celebrate this than make a card for her challenge. So here is my card:

This is my entry to the Time Out- challenge #36.

And here is the wonderful card by Alice:

I was inspired by Alice's little critter and her lay-out. I'm also a big fan of Alice's way of using bold colours - in this card I tried to mimic her colour themes.  This little fella is from Purple Onion Designs and he is called Cinnamon and the branch is called Blossoming Perch. I stamped them with black ink and coloured with copic markers. I don't have washi tape so I had to improvise so I just inked the background with light yellow ink. To finish off my card I added a dark brown border and a few tiny little flower sequins here and there. I changed the place of the sentiment to the right, opposite corner - I've seen Alice to use this many times. 

Stamps: Cinnamon Blossoming Perch and Sweet Occasions sentiment set by Purple Onion Designs.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Altenew Crisp Buttercream Ink
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80lb, SSS Dark Chocolate
Copic Markers: Browns: E55 - E23 - E47 - E49, Greens: YG91 - YG95, Pinks: W0 - R81 - RV34

There's still time to join us at the Time Out to CASE Alice. Hope to see your card at the gallery. Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon! 


Saturday 1 August 2015

Altenew July 2015 Blog Hop WINNER!

Good Morning!

I am here to announce the winner of the Altenew July 2015 Blog Hop Winner! I used random.org to draw the winner. There were total of 401 wonderfully kind comments, which I've read with great appreciation. Thank you.

Here's the winner:

And 86th comment was left by:

You are a Queen of coloring! Your cards are stunning!!!

Congratulations! Please, email us at winner@altenew.com with the subject line Marika's July 2015 Blog Hop Winner and we will set you up with your prize of $30 gift certificate to Altenew store.