Monday, March 31, 2014

Hurry Up!

A bit of rush! I knew somewhere in my head that I've almost missed something, and yeah, I was right.

Here is Annabel from gorgeous stamp set byLili of the Valley 
and without a doubt it reminds me of a song "Brand New Key" 

Card blank Craft UK
Stamp Lili of the Valley
Colorine Spectrum Noir markers
Die cutting Sizzix 
Flowers all done by yours truly (design and all, well, not very difficult to design a daisy...)
Backing paper is Shop till you drop collection
Tree is very inspired by Stephanie Weightman
Ribbon (isn't it cute) stash
Pearls stash

Challenge or two ;)
LOTV's Ideas to Inspire: Crafty Bingo (ribbon, pearls, flowers)

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Nice time at the crafting table with Spectrum Noir Markers and Kenny K stamp.

jacket LY3 CG3
jeans LV1 LV2 blender
lips CR1 CR3 CR10
shoes LV3 IG6 blender
skin FS2 FS3 TN2 FS6 EB1
top LV1 LV2 blender

Above is the list of colours I was messing about. :) Really enjoyed!

card Craft UK
cardstock Papermill Direct and Samuel Taylors
stamp Kenny K Movie Star
colorine Spectrum Noir Markers
bow, champagne bottle inspired by Tattered Lace designs
embossing folders Provocraft (hearts) and freebie from craft mag 
pearl trim is from Country Basket

Lovely challenge or two...

KennyK - Anything go with a twist (bow)
Crafty Catz - 224 Anything Goes 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Guitar Lessons

What happens when I take a guitar in my hands? You can here bling, bling, brang and "no, wait..." bling, grrr "no, wait..."

This is Annabel and her guitar lessons :)
These "sentiments" are just words like "no, not like this", "wait". Trying very hard to hit notes and play it well. When you open the card, there are words "it is thought that counts".

Same works with so many things, you try and fail, you want to do your best, and you try very hard. It is not always the case, that result needs to be perfect. It is the thought that counts.

Again Spectrum Noir markers.

Lets see what this was made of:
Card blank Craft UK
Stamp Lili of the Valley
Colorine Spectrum Noir markers
Die cuts Go Kreate, Spellbinders and Tonic Studios
DP Dovecraft (argh, not sure, better play it safe and say stash) (Pun intended!)
Orange and white cardstock Papermill Direct
Glitz it glue was used on Tonic Studios' die cut, Glue gives nice finish

There are these challenges I would like to take part:

Crafty Catz - Challenge 224 Anything Goes
Cut it UpMust have Die Cuts - No. 41 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Cards. - No. 50 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting :) See you next time!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Annabel is busy :)

This is the second of Lili of the Valley Annabel stamp set I've coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers. Then funnily enough these matching buttons and polka dot ribbon are just icing on the cake, don't you think?

Card blank Craft UK
Die cuts Spellbinders
Stamp Lili of the Valley
Colorine Spectrum Noir markers
Ribbons and buttons (and diecuts and dp papers strips) stash
Embossing folders Fiskars embossing plate and Crafts Too (not sure about Crafts Too, but folder is called Bamboo)
Design Papers from Trimcraft "Smirk"
Distressing Tim Holtz ink and tool

That's about it :)

Challenges of course:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Suvi suloinen Oh, Sweet Summer

There is nothing better than play and have fun, no worries of the world!

Annabel is upside down and loves every minute of it :D

This is exactly how kids in Finland feel when school year is over. Oh well, it is same around the world, I'm sure :D Put your feet up and let your hair down. SMASHING figure of speech, aren't they?

Stamp is from wonderful Lili of the Valley new collection called Annabel and colorine is again I've used Spectrum Noir markers. The more I use them, the better they feel and have to say they are the first markers that fits my hand/fingers perfectly.

Sentiment is a hymn that had been sung in every Finnish schools for decades and it is the FINAL of the long school year. Traditionally summer starts from that very second. Time for great celebration and fun!


Jo joutui armas aika
ja suvi suloinen.
Kauniisti joka paikkaa
koristaa kukkanen.
Nyt siunaustaan suopi
taas lämpö auringon,
se luonnon uudeks luopi,
sen kutsuu elohon.

Summer Hymn

Lovely time has arrived
and sweet summer.
Blossoms everywhere make
all beautiful.
Warmth of sun 
is a blessing,
It creates all new again
and brings nature alive.

This fabulous challenge is spot on for my card, or is it other way round?
A Song In Your He(ART) - Challenge #3 Song "Celebration"
Creative Moments -  #39 Anything goes/Things with Wings
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Just a Bit of Fun

Again trying to improve my colouring and this one with reds or oranges. (Last one was greens.)

Image: KennyK
Colorine: Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Marianne, Sizzix, Spellbinders
Punch: Tonic Studios
Screws: Tim Holtz Idea-Ology
All the rest: stash

Of course I have couple of challenges in my mind for this card:

KennyK: Anything go with a twist (bow)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Brings Life and Light

I love this time of the year. Days are longer and it's raining all the time. No wonder days feel longer! :D

Anyhow... here is a card I've made with Spectrum Noir markers and a bit of this and that :) Green has zillions of shades and it is a gorgeous colour. Especially in spring time.

Dress looks very light and flowing in the air. Isn't it beautiful? Very very old PSX stamp btw.

Dress - PSX
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Colorine - Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
(LG1, LG2, LG3, LG4, JG4, CG4, PL2, PL5 and Blender)
Glitter - Ranger Stickles Eucalyptus
Card blank - Craft UK
DP - old stash
Embossing folder - Provo Craft 
Swirl - Tonic Studios
Die cut - Stampin Up
BP stamping - Stampin Up wheel and Pretty in Pink Ink
Blings - stash

Couple of challenges:
Spectrum Noir  - March Challenge Colour Green
Crafty Catz - #223 Bling it Up
Craft for the Craic - March - Something Green

Thank you for visiting and see you next time!

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