20 April 2017

Big Hugs with Neat and Tangled

Hi Everyone,

It's me again! I have been making quite a few cards recently, and whilst I definitely post more creations on my Instagram account than here on my blog, I am trying to post here more often also, if only time allows me to. 

Today's card has been inspired by a challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts, and the Little Tangles one - I have to say, participating in challenges is really fun! Truth be told, the prizes are kind of secondary for me (although I won't lie, I love winning every now and again LOL) - what is truly great about the challenges, is that they often push you to go outside of your comfort zone and try something new - be that a colour combination you would have never thought about, a new design/layout, or a new product/technique. Not to mention that the deadlines push me to create more, which is always a fantastic bonus! :o)

We have had some wonderful sunny days here in Helsinki recently, but it is still cold. I am going on vacation next week, to a warmer part of the world, and I honestly can't wait! In the meantime, I am trying to cheat my mind a bit, and convince it that it's already proper spring - by using loads of colours in my creations. 

Here's the newest one:

The colour combination was inspired by the sequin mix by Neat and Tangled that I used on this card. The background was created - of course - with my beloved Distress Inks (honestly, what would I do without them!?). The "Big hugs" die is one of my recent purchases, and I have loads of ideas for it - I'm so happy that I got it! 

I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen in gold to create little splatters all over the panel, but they're not easily visible in the photos:

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - April Sketch challenge
Little Tangles - Watercolour
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash it on (there are golden splashes on the front panel, not very well visible in the pictures)

Sending big hugs,


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

Crafter's Companion: Printable vellum
Spellbinders Oval Dies

Neat and Tangled BIG HUGS Die Neat and Tangled PIXIE DUST MIX Sequin Pack Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TIM34995 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SPUN SUGAR Ranger TDP40194 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDP47360 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201 Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger TDA53927 ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER GOLD Brush Tip Marker 025306 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453


  1. Love your background colors! Looks awesome!

  2. Gorgeous card and that background is amazing, so bright and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  3. Wow!! Bright, colorful and fun! What a fantastic card! Love the big, bold sentiment in gold too!! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Tangles challenge!
    xx Ashwini

  4. Oh yes I can certainly feel the warmth in those colours!! Love the splash of gold for the big sentiment too. Another lovely entry to our challenge Mirella, hope you have a lovely holiday and thanks for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts :)
    Jenny x

  5. I love the set of colors! The gold sentiment fits perfect. Thanks for playing with LTCh.

  6. That background is absolutely stunning - love the colour combination and all the interest. Thanks for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs!

  7. Stunning use of color Mirella. Love the gold sentiment. So happy you played with us this month at SugarPea Designs.

  8. love all the colour blends...great card.
    I am also a huge DI lover.


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