27 February 2017

Holiday Bows with love

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday! Hope you're all fine. We had a fun weekend full of fresh sticky snow here in Helsinki - our daughter had a ball playing outside :o)

Today I am sharing with you a card I made with stamps I recently won from The Ton - I was eyeing up these Holiday Bows for a while now, so I had to play with them as soon as I got them. And yes, I could have made a Christmas card but instead, I wanted to try my luck in the current challenge over at The Ton's blog... The only problem was, the challenge is "Love".  I kept thinking how to incorporate the love theme into the only 2 stamp sets that I own by The Ton, and this is what I came up with - a gift for a loved one!


It's a very simple card, and doesn't require a lot of supplies at all, but I think that it is quite nice. Plus, it was cool to play with some ribbon again - I haven't used ribbon on my cards for ages! I will definitely be making more "gifts" like that for Christmas!



I am entering the card into the following challenges:
The Ton - Love
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes


Have a great week, and talk to you soon!

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamps: Holiday Bows by The Ton, Freestyle Stripes by The Ton
Ribbon: from my stash


Altenew RED SUNSET Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453

25 February 2017

All year cheer with WPlus9

Hi Everyone,

A very quick post today, since the weather is lovely and I wanna spend as much time outside with the little one as I can :o)

Today's card was inspired by my Instagram crafty friend Natasha Valkovskaya (if you don't know her, I encourage you to check her out - she's amazing! Feel free to let her know that I sent you) - when I saw her card with the WPlus9  "All year cheer" set, I knew that it would be perfect for the current colour challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts!

I added some bows and eyelashes to my little birdies, to turn them into two girl-birds, gossiping on a branch. And, of course, some shimmer! 

And here it is, hope you like it.





I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts - Photo inspiration (middle pic)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes


Have a great weekend,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Background stamp: The Ton - Freestyle Stripes
Grey Ink used for stamping: Studio Calico, Gray Area
Die: Spellbinders Labels 2

Wplus9 ALL YEAR CHEER Clear Stamp And Die Combo WPLUS330 Wplus9 ALL YEAR CHEER Clear Stamps CLWP9AYC Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Ranger Dye Ink Pad LEMON TWIST RDP42907 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Ranger LEMON TWIST Enamel Accents GAC48930 Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPACLE3 Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 BLACK Ink Marker Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

22 February 2017

It's all about butterflies - Mudra CT projects intro

Hi Everyone,

Do pop over to Mudra Craft Stamps today, in order to see the new projects I made for them. This time, it's all about butterflies - you all know that I love butterflies, so I simply couldn't resist :o)

Here's a small sneak peek of what you can expect. I had so much fun with these! I don't think I will be able to part with these cards anytime soon! 


See you again soon,

Mirella

21 February 2017

Sending happy thoughts

Hi Everyone,


Hope you've had a good start of the week. I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday - life got in the way... But I'm here today, and I will for sure be back later this week - I have another post coming up over at Mudra Craft Stamps, so stay tuned! 

Today I am sharing a relatively quick card I made for a friend's birthday - it was mostly quick due to the fact that I CASEd one of my own previous designs (and The Flower Challenge's design), hence less thinking and fiddling with layouts was involved. The card is on its way to her, and I hope she likes it - she's one of those ladies who likes her florals, so I think it should be up her alley ;o)


As you can see, I used a lot of gold on this card - I recently really enjoy it! The colours were inspired by the current Altenew challenge. I used Altenew's Beautiful Day set, which I am truly in love with - funnily enough, though, I rarely use the layering possibilities of this stampset, and there are still elements I have not used at all... so I still have plenty to play with!

I only used the outline of the flower on this card, which I heat embossed in gold. I also used one of the detail layers, and I simply stamped them with Versamark, creating a watermark on the hot pink cardstock - it's a very subtle detail, but it's really pretty in person. 

I added some more gold to the card, by flicking some watered down Delicata ink onto the front panel. I also heat embossed the edges of the green mat with the same gold embossing powder I used for the flower - I was really pleased with the look of that! 

I love the way the card shines when looked at at an angle - and imagine, no Wink of Stella this time! ;o)



I am entering this into the following challenges:


The Flower Challenge - CASE our guest designer


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals

Have a great day,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


Embossing Powder: Stampendous, Detail Gold Opaque

Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY Clear Stamp Set Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink Pad DE-000-191 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

17 February 2017

Have a Beary Special Birthday

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday! Have you had a nice week? We've had some lovely and truly spring-like days here in Helsinki, but today it's gloomy and raining... oh well... it'll get better! :o)

My little daughter and I are going to a first birthday party tomorrow (yay, Amelia's first party in Helsinki!), and so I made a quick card for the birthday boy. I truly adore those MFT bears, I think they're fantastic for cards for kids, and so I had to use one of them on this card. 

The background was done on the canvas paper from Lidl I mentioned not so long ago (yep, once I re-discover a tool/supply, I often use it a few times before putting it away again), with the use of Distress Inks and some water mixed with Perfect Pearls - pity you can't see all the sparkle in the photos! There's also a lot of Wink of Stella on the coloured image, of course!



I kept the card pretty simple, but I love all the dimension on it, and the sparkle. And I think the bright colours are very fitting for a child. I hope little Daniel and his parents like it! The colours were influenced by the current challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts (see inspiration photos below). 




I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Seven Hills Crafts - Colour inspiration (First photo)


Have a great weekend!

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Rectangle die for the main panel: Gina Marie (alternative product provided below)
Number 1 Die: Craft Passion, Numbers
Glitter paper - DCWV Glitzy Glitter 6x6 pad


My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY Clear Stamps BB36 My Favorite Things STITCHED BANNER ALPHABET Die-Namics MFT932 My Favorite Things WONKY STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics MFT839 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TIM35008 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495 Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment Powder PPP17714 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453
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