Alpha Flower ATC

Hello and happy Thrusday! This week I´ve sent quite a few envelopes on their way into different locations around the world. I posted a photo of my ATC´s and offered them for swapping. And I honestly didn´t think there would be so many interested 🙂 – so only after one weekend my ATC pile is down to a half of it´s original size. Therefore, time to make MORE :).

So today I´m again sharing an ATC with you. Again using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs product I received last week. This time it´s the alphas.

I had been playing with Distress Inks and Stains on a piece of white paper a while ago and chose to use that piece for an artist trading card background. I then added the stamping. I simply inked the whole stamp set with black ink, while it was still attached to it´s original packaging. This way I had a random alpha pattern on the background.

Then just a few elements, like burlap, twine, a brad and a flower as a centerpiece and for finishing touches some Nuvo Vintage Drops in white. I love the white! Goes with EVERYTHING! I call this card „Alpha Flower“ :-D.

I am totally liking the new Art Journal line at Elizabeth Craft Designs. So stay tuned for more artwork with that. I might need to go shopping for some more *looks innocently into the sky* :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Baby card for twins

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share a twin baby card with you. The person receiving this card does not like pink nor blue (no traditional baby colours), so I went with neutrals this time.

I used plenty of older papers from my stash and added some cute stamped and fussy cut elephants (stamp by Starving Artistamps) to the card. The white dots are done with Nuvo Drops – love the basic white colour so much! Might need to go and buy another bottle of that goodness!

This card is bigger in size (A5) and has very basic elements on it. I wanted to keep the card simple and clean in design and figured that the polka dot papers add the necessary cuteness factor to a baby themed card.

I hope you had a lovely Mother´s Day. Wishing you a great start into a new week. I have been back to work for a week now and it´s still very strange and I find it hard to adjust to the new normal. I noticed that grocery shopping and shopping in general is not much fun these days. So was happy to go straight back home from work, without any stops in between, unless totally necessary.

Getting used to this „new normal“ after such a long period of social distancing felt akward past week. I also felt totally overwhelmed meeting people again, it kinda drained me out, to be honest. Maybe the new week will be different? We will see…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Unboxing Day – The Wild Hare Kits

Good morning lovelies and happy 2nd of April! Today it´s again unboxing day over at The Wild Hare Kits today. I´m happy to be able to share my April kit with you all today :-). I was a bit afraid my kit would not arrive in time, as the shipping information did not update itself for at least two weeks, but then, suddenly on Monday, the postman pushed the parcel under our garden door (no personal contact allowed, you see).

This is my gorgeous, colorful, cheerful and happy kit. I wished for one like this. And it´s again spot on. I wished for a colourful, happy and cheerful kit for April. Little did I know when I ordered it, that we´d be sitting at home and distancing ourselves from everything. Now that it arrived, I am more than happy that I ordered this type of a kit.

Here are the videos, let´s start with English:

Here is the one in Finnish:

And last, but not least, the one in German:

I hope you enjoy the videos!! I cannot wait to start creating with this kit!! And there is also one more kit I received a few days back, my „long lost“ March kit. For those videos, just hop over to THIS POST and watch :). I´m planning on creating a minibook with that kit some time in April too, so stay tuned :).

And now to my lovely fellow WHK crafters, here are some direct links to the unboxing videos by them – enjoy!

Rachel
Jess Claire

I wish you all a lovely April and hope that thru staying at home we can „starve“ the virus out as early as possible. Stay home and stay healthy!

Lots of love,
xxx, Sanna

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Misted medallion tag

Hello there, and happy Tuesday. Today I´m stopping by to share a Christmas present tag with a special centerpiece.

I got this medaillion from my crafty friend Tina and I´ve been saving it for a special occation. I created this tag with the embossed blue paper that was in the Tonic Craft Kit No. 6.

I started by die cutting the paper with the Tonic Mixed Scalloped and Straight Edge Rectangle Layering Die Set using only the straight edge dies with the blue paper. For the white cardstock piece is changed to the scalloped edged die cut die.

I then just decorated the tag with some older product from my stash, like the button, the twine and the border sticker. i used the medallion from Tina as my centerpiece, misting it with Tattered Angels Icicle Blue spray ink (see the video here).

For finishing touches I added some Ruby Slippers Nuvo Drops here and there.

This present tag will go together with the card I made previously or I can use them separately. That´s it for today, hope to see you tomorrow when I share another Christmas Card Wednesday card.

Until then, happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Altered grater – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! It is no secret that I like to go junking and collect all kinds of bits and parts to use on various mixed media decor pieces. Recently I came across some old kitchen cutlery and tools and the minute I saw the grater I knew I wanted to alter it to a wall decor piece of some kind. This was my starting point – a rusty, old grater (here already covered with a layer of gesso):

and here is what it looks like after several layers of Tattered Angels sprays and various media. The finished piece:

If you are interested on taking a better look at the STEP-BY-STEP on how this grater came together, hop over to the CANVAS CORP BLOG and read THIS POST  for all details! A full material list is also included there.

I had great fun creating this piece – I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Now all I need to do is to frame it and then it can decorate someone´s kitchen area!

Happy crafting lovelies,
xxx, Sanna

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – SuedeAquamarineMarigoldCrumpetGraphiteIt’s Orange
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Soft Peach
Tattered Angels Baseboard – Gravel
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – FireflyPolka Dot Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Java
Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Grow
7gypsies – Dome Studs
7gypsies – Cutlery Antique Silver
Canvas Corp – Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe on Ivory
Twine, Red Yarn
Old latin book sheets
Eco dyed canvas fabric
Wooden stars
Glossy Accents
Cigar labels
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Gel Medium, Gesso
Heat gun, Scissors, Old grater
Paint brush, Palette knife, Sewing needle