You´re amazing!

Hello there! A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win some Concord & 9th stamps (well, a gift card to their store actually = stamps :-)… ) at their Instagram giveaway! I actually squealed when I noticed that Tina and me had won :-). I have been following their Instagram account for a while now – they have really, really great stamp designs and matching dies and a very inspiring Insta feed! After my parcel arrived and I had first admired the stamps for a while, I then recalled seeing a challenge blog go online too. So I went and looked it up and here I am, joining in on their challenge for the first time.

The challenge #7 is called: “Case A Designer

So I went looking for a card design/designer to case and found this beautiful card, created by Lynn Put. I chose to case her card called “You are Loved”. Here is my take on the case:

Lynn had used watercolors and watercolor paper on her card. I chose to create a faux watercolor effect with green toned Distress Inks onto a white cardstock base with the Lace Leaf Stamp Set. I then added a stamped leaf from the same set on one of the green areas and took a sentiment from the Above Average Stamp Set and stamped a sentiment directly onto the card like Lynn had done with the flower stamp on her card too. She had used sequins and stickles and I chose to use liquid pearls on my card. Finally I adhered a metallic green (you cannot sadly see the metallic tone here on the photo that well) toned piece of cardstock underneath the stamped piece to create a similar effect like on Lynn´s card. She had used a pink strip.

This was a fun challenge – I have not cased a card before, I think. But I really liked the idea. And I had a fun time creating this card with my new stamps. Can you still hear me grinning, while writing this post? 🙂 One happy girl here!!

Wishing you all a fabulous day,
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Above Average Stamp set
Lace Leaf Stamp set
Distress Ink – evergreen bough, peeled paint, twisted citron, cracked pistachio
Hero Arts Chalkboard Ink
Nuvo Chrystal Drops – Antique Rose

XOXO – The Mixed Media Card Challenge, May

Hello there, lovelies!!! This month I was not able to finish my card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge in time – SORRY for that! BUT there is a reason for that.. I have recently gone thru quite a big life change and I am struggling with time management. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and this time I just did not make it in time. However, the good thing is that we share more inspiration during the month, so I can today share the May MMCC challenge with you!!

This is again a fun one! You need to use WINGS and foil on your card. By the way, while creating, make sure you join in with a CARD as this is a card challenge :-).  I am sure we will again get lots and lots of submissions to such a fun theme!! Cannot wait to see what you create!!

Here are the rules, how to play along:

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

ANNNNDDD…. the MMCC blog is soon celebrating it´s first birthday and there is a
DESIGN TEAM CALL open on this occation!! Here are the details:

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I’m looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you’ll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? I you’d like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month’s theme and link it up to the gallery. So that Shery knows you’re applying, add “DT” after your name (e.g., Your Name – DT).
Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced on the MMCC blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. Good luck, everyone!
And now for my May card. Here it is – a shabby chic/romantic card this time around.

I first cut the background paper into right size, then added some pva glue here and there, let it dry and then applied some gold foil over the glued areas. I LOVE this effect and it is sooo easy to do. When that was done, I went and added some pink, purple and black misting here and there. Next I took a piece of paper towel (a leftover from a misting project), wripped a suitable sized piece and glued it onto the background. Next I fussy cut a flowery patterned paper piece and inked it a little bit. That was then glued down over the paper towel piece.

Then I just went and added some fussy cut leaves (I used the same paper as on the background) and applied glitter glue on them for additonal detail. The dragonfly is a chipboard image from Wycinanka and consists of two pieces. I inked one piece with pink and the other with dark brown ink an glued them together. Then I applied some glitter glue on top. There is also a little butterfly flying around the card – also fussy cut from the patterned paper piece. And on top of it all a few paper flowers :).

I´ve by the way used a Polish Kit Project kit for this card – all the pieces, except for the spray inks and the foil come from that kit.

Now it is your turn – hope you have fun with this challenge!!
See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Scrap your trash.. – SST tournament 2014, final round

Hello! I am still pinching myself for making it to the final round in the card challenge group of the Supreme Scrap Tournament 2014!!! I therefore have the honour to place this badge onto my blog :). Eeekkkkk!!

Well, and now it is time for the final round..has me a bit nervous already and it even got worse today, as I saw the requirements go online :-o. The final round consist of two steps.

Step 1:
1. Collect at least 10 different materials/objects that you would normally throw in the trash!
So collect stuff that you can’t buy in a store as a craft element/embellishment.
Examples are: labels of clothes, paperclip, aluminium foil, napkin, piece of cloth.

2. Collect a minimum of 2 sheets of scrapbooking paper size (30,4 x 30,4 cm)

3. Posting your choice:
Make a photo of these objects and the sheets that you choose and post them in this thread before Tuesday, March 25, 21.00 CET Monday, March 24, 20.00 CET (on request of one of the finalists)

and this is what I collected together:

1. one patterned paper in pink with little dots on it
2. one patterened paper in creme with golden stripes on it
3. a piece of an old pillow case fabric
4. a brown packaging paper that comes with each Studio Calico kit I get
5. two different perfume packages
6. a piece of white tissue paper from a shoe box
7. a piece of bubble wrap (was a part of packaging I got)
8. paper clips
9. a little golden crown embellishment (from a bra of mine – LOL!!!)
10. corrugated cardboard (a piece from a kit packaging)
11. a piece of paper towel I used for drying/cleaning my acrylic block after stamping
12. a piece of chocolate wrapping gold foil paper
13. a piece of Ingvild Bolme embellishment packaging
14. some white yarn that came with a present packaging
15. the green pieces are plastic parts from a Glue Arts glue glider tape roll

This should be interesting 😉 !!!
xoxo, Sanna

Wishing you… – SST, round 4

Hello lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you my take on the SST round 4 challenge “Hide and Seek”. Like the name of the round says, the challenge is all about hidden elements on a card.

These are the requirements:
Theme, colour, size and type: free

To be used:
– Make hidden elements on the card: minimum of two.
– The hidden part of the elements should not be visible at first sight! It needs opening before one can see what is hidden inside.
– Size of the elements is free
– Type of the elements is free
– One element has to be on the top of the card, the other(s) can be on top or on the inside.
– Think of elements that needs to be moved or turned in order to read the title or quote of the card. Like a hidden note under a flap, a wheel that can be turned, popup etc.
– It is ok if a pulling mechanism is visible. Such as a piece of paper, a fiber or ribbon, a brad used for turning a wheel.

Not to be used:
– All kinds of ink (including spray ink and misting ink)
– No paint of any sort
– No stamps
– No gesso
– No chalk

And here is my take – a interactive camera card with elements to be opened on the front and on the inside of the card.

So what did I do? I first cut a camera out of black cardstock, glued it down on the front and then added a zoom on top of the camera which can be opened and inside the zoom there is a sentiment.

And when you open the card, inside it there is a film strip with a film roll in there. The film strip has flaps which can again be flipped open to be able to see the rest of the birthday sentiment.

All the sentiments and the few decorational elements are stickers. The rest is just white, black and foil cardstock.

So this is my take on the round 4 challenge. This was not the easiest task for me to do, as I usually do not make that many interactive cards, but it sure was a fun one to make and gave me lots of ideas for the future, too.

Thanks for stopping by! Wish me luck..I am crossing my fingers, as there are so many talented girls in the competition, that I probably will not make it to round 5, but I have truly enjoyed the challenges so far and it has been really so much fun ♥. Wishing good luck everyone who is still in the game!!!

xoxo, Sanna