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Hello and happy Monday!! Today I´m just quickly stopping by to share a „stash busting“ card with you. This one is created using mainly old product from my stash.

I started with a spay inked layer of „Abstract April Showers“ stencil pattern on the background (using a Heidi Swapp spay ink – also from my older stash). Then I added a piece of misted book paper and a strip of Dina Wakley Washi Tape. This one is one of the new products used on this card. The flowers are stickers gifted to me by a friend (thanks, Lizzy) and the word stickers and chipboard are older stash.

I just layered everything on top of each other and that way the card came together. What are your plans for next week? Today was Austria´s indipendence day, so we had a day off. I needed that after hiking over 15km´s yesterday (well done me!). I hope to get some gardening done next week, let´s see how that goes. What are your plans for next week?

Wishing you a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Groovy

Hello and happy (groovy?) Monday!! I missed WCMD (World Card Making Day), but hey, I actually DID make cards that day. Only, that the projects will be shared to a later date :-D! So to do some belated WCMD celebrating, I´m sharing a fun card I created past weekend. It just makes me smile and who does not need a smile on a Monday?!

I just love how this card turned out. It´s nothing complicated, really, but it´s the look on his face with the red nose enamel dot and the sentiment „groovy“ that brings a wide grin on my face. Hope it does on yours too!!?

So it´s again Monday and it´s going to be another tough week, but I hope to bring some happiness and joy to you with this card. I love the colours too. The background is from a a Dina Wakley Collage Collective book and the stenciling is done with one of my stencil designs „Winter Flowers“ using a Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in pink. The man is from people sets by Tim Holtz and the sentiment is written by my lovely friend Lizzy. And the enamel dot is my older stash.

Can´t wait to give this card to someone special! And I need to mention here that I definitely do need a day between Sunday and Monday. It always seems that the weekends are too short, by the time I have got my energy levels up for all kinds of fun stuff, it´s again Sunday and time is running out.. Anyone else with me on this?

Hope you have a great week with lots of crafty time, beautiful fall weather (hopefully sunshine!) and nice long walks between all the work crazy.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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A set of DWM tags

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by with another tag share. These, again are created with plenty of Dina Wakley Media product. I am so enjoying this at the moment!

These are again done using plenty of gloss sprays, but also Dina´s heavy body paints as well as her collage collective book, her washi and tissue paper. The stencils on the right tag are all by The Crafter´s Workshop and the little words are handmade by my friend Lizzy. I adore them!

This background is pressed on splots of gloss sprays. Repeatedly. After the spray was dry, I attached the tissue paper image with gel medium and colored the face with Distress Crayons by Tim Holtz. The word is by my friend Lizzy and the red circle is from Dina´s collage collective book.

For this tag I was simply dabbing residue paint thru a stencil. Both paints by Dina. Then I sprayed the gorgeous lemon gloss spray on top. Let that layer dry and added the fussy cut circles from Dina´s collage collective book. Then some washi, the handmade word and some journaling.

I really like how these tags turned out. I might keep them as they are and even frame them OR I´ll add them to a journal page later. Time will tell.

I´m hoping the next weeks will be better, weather wise, because I am on vacation. Ha! So funny, doing a vacation without going anywhere special. Well, strange times require unusual measures. So no vacay.. I didn´t have one last summer due to my first knee surgery and now the second knee and covid19. I sure hope next year will be better (fingers crossed). I so, so, so miss the sand and the sea. What about you? Any plans?

Wishing you a nice day and weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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Trust Art Journal page

Hello everyone and happy June! Today it´s again time for the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge reveal. For today´s reveal I have created a double page art journal spread.

Here is my art journal spread:

I started by applying black chalk paint onto the background and after that layer was dry, I placed the Festive Bloomdala stencil onto the page and applied red and pink Distress Paint thru the stencil onto the surface.

After that I took the Leaves 1 stencil from my stencil line at STAMPlorations and applied green and white Distress Paint thru the stencil onto the background to create a leaf pattern. For the second page I did the same black background, but instead of dabbing the paint thru the stencil, I misted the paint that was left over on the stencil and pressed the wet Distress Paint area onto the black background. That way I created a negative image of the original pattern. I especially love how the „leaves“ turned out.

For finishing touches I took out my beloved Posca Pens and outlined the paint patterns with the pens. That created even more detail and highlighted the patterns nicely. For final detail I also added a quote that spoke to me and took my Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks and added random splatters onto both pages.

Creating in my art journal has been so meditative and relaxing in the past months! I am really enjoying it and try to do it on very regular basis. It helps sort my thoughts and ground me.

Now is your turn – by now you know how these challenges work – see details HERE and read the rules HERE :). Have fun!!! Can´t wait to see what you make for this challenge!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Spring Fling Blog Hop & Linky Party – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s time for another day of STAMPlorations blog hop & linky party!! Are you ready for some SPRING FLING fun???

Here is my card project as today´s inspiration:

For this card I used the Leaf Prints 3 stencil in combination with the All Blooms stencil. Both available at the STAMPlorations online store. I also added a STAMPlorations clear sticker to the card (from the April Showers set), but only used the word „spring“ on the card, instead of the whole sentiment.

This card is really easy to make. Just place the stencil onto a white card base, apply Distress Inks in green, yellow, orange and pink tones onto the white paper and blackground thru the stencils with a blending brush. Then die cut the flower stencil image with a die cut die, add the flower, clear sticker and the rhinestones. Adhere onto the card base and voilá, the card is done! Very simple, fast and foremost SO MUCH FUN!

Of course there are also prizes involved in this hop (read all details on the STAMPlorations blog here). Three winners will receive a gift code to the store, four winners will get their choice of STAMPlorations product (two various prize categories here!) and one winner will receive a gift code drawn from the entries of the linky party! How cool is that!!?? So many fabulous prizes!! Be sure to comment on both STAMPlorations blog and on each designers blog to be eligible!

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31st, with winners announced on June 10th in the May winners post.

Also note the extra May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly and with my discount code STAMPGIRLSANNA (equals for 20% off your order!) you can get up to 35% off in total in this section!!! Wow, I call that a good deal 🙂

Be sure to hop thru all the DT girls blogs and always start at the STAMPLorations blog, so you don´t miss anyone!

Wishing you lot´s of fab inspiration, happy shopping and crafty times!
xxx, Sanna

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