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A Little Witch

I bought some new crafty supplies last month, including a cute Gorjuss-stamp which was on sale. I like sales. They are best. Last night I got bitten by a crafty bug and made this Halloween-card. Who knows, I might even send it to someone ;)

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The techniques I used were pretty basic. Distressing, inking….The little witch hat is pieced and is part of a Stampendous Halloween-stamp. For colouring I used ProMarkers as per usual. The doodle stitching was done with .5 Zig Millenium-pen.

I’m participating in these challenges:

Time Out Challenges: #17 ‘Birds of a weather flock together
Aud Sentiments Challenge: #118 2 or 3 Word Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #282 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Milk Coffee Challenge: Halloween
Cute Card Thursday: #344 Trick or Treat
Creative Moments: #54 Anything Goes- Halloween
Creative Inspirations: #286 Happy Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown: #281 Halloween Colours
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #94 Anything Goes

-Thrifty Finn-

Happy Easter!

To celebrate Ishtar, I decided to pimp some Easter decorations I had in my stash. I used some of my favourite scrapbook papers:



I’m participating in these challenges and link parties:

My Romantic Home- Happy Easter Show & Tell

Craftin Desert Divas- Craft It Up Link Party Challenge #29

ASWC Together Linky Party

613 Avenue Create- Challenge #68 Anything Goes

A Creative Romance Challenge- Eggcellent Spring

Challenges For Everybody- Challenge #40 Anything Goes

-Thrifty Finn- Spectacularly productive-

Emboss It!

Yes, it’s time to show my latest DT card for Craft Your Passion! This week’s theme, “Emboss It”, caused a whole lot headache at the Thrifty Apartment. First of all, I don’t have Big Shot or any similar machine and thusly, not a single embossing folder. Secondly, I don’t own a single jar of embossing powder and wasn’t too keen buying one for just one challenge. What is girl to do?

My fellow DTs were very helpful and gave me a tip that I could use my rolling-pin and some textural items to create an embossed background. I got all excited until I realized that I literally don’t own anything that could be used as an embossing template. Just great. My deadline was just hours away when I thought “There must be embossed scrapbook papers, right?”

I crabbed my jacket and made a mad dash to the local craft store in order to get there before closing time. Once I got there, I began browsing through their stacks of paper and lo and behold, there they were! Two tiny, A5 sheets of wet embossed paper. Which cost me 60 cents in total! I truly am a Thrifty Genius.

 The embossed paper is the black, dotted one. I also used linen fabric that I frayed on the edges and old book pages.

 The butterfly is a digi stamp by Cardmadfairy that I coloured on Photoshop. Originally it has a scalloped wings and antenna but I cut them away. For technical reasons *wink, wink*.

 Go on and make a card and take part on Craft Your Passion! This week’s prize is 20 dollar gift card to Simon Says Stamp and 5 digi’s of choice from Cardmadfairy! Not too shabby, I think.

Well, I’m off to check out the latest TAST- stitch, till next time!

Gone Buggy!

I feel like such a VIP now that I’m part of a design team. Not only I get to call crafting ” a job”, which is always a bonus when meeting elderly relatives but the fact that I’m on-the-know about upcoming challenges is pretty cool too.

Yeah, yeah. I’m lame. Ish.

This week’s challenge on Craft Your Passion is Gone Buggy! I got to use this cool image by Bugaboo, I mean who doesn’t like ladybugs?

I made a mistake with the layout. Before I glued (and sewed) things down, I tried out different layouts to make sure that I’d have enough space for a sentiment. But what happened? Now I have that awkward space on the right. When I eventually use this card, I’m just going to add a giant number on the bottom right to balance things out.

I literally just came up with the idea which is quite clever as Piia’s daughter’s birthday is the next month. Now I need a giant number 3!

 These fabric buttons are from my stash. They had shanks on the back but as they are made with some very soft metal, I was able to cut them off with scissors. I also pressed the buttons little bit to give more surface for the glue to get stuck on.

 Another button! The polaroid frame is coloured with ProMarker, colour “Slate”. Afterwards I realised that it would have been better to glue the bug photo on the card and just raise the polaroid frame with foam dots. Now I glued them together before I did the “raising”.

Over all, I’m pleased with this card and I can’t wait to see what other people will come up with the theme! There’s a really good price this week, 7 free digi’s by Bugaboo and for US&Canada, a $ 25 surprise paper craft bag!

Now, I’m going to go and do grown up things. Meaning go to a bank. Always such a pleasure!

I’m a Craft Your Passion Challenges DT!

If you were wondering where the heck I disappeared, the answer is Lapland. My god-son had his communion this year and in our neck of woods, it’s a big deal. He was so cute in his suit and Justin Bieber- hair. Of which I didn’t tease him AT ALL! It seems as I’m developing as a grown up.


Now to the actual news: I’ve been selected as a DT on Craft Your Passion Challenges!!! I sent my application thinking there’s no way I’m going to make it but to my surprise, I got a congrats e-mail in July telling me I got in! This week was my first time creating card for them AND also my first time doing rounds commenting on people’s cards. Now that’s hard work but I did manage to say something special about everyone’s card.

Hey! Another sign that I’m maturing! Hah! Some people said that this day would never come! I totally showed them.

This week the challenge theme is Anything Goes and I used a sponsor image by Sassy Studio Design, Nurse Heather:

 Luckily I have plenty of nurses in my family and friends so I will get plenty of use out of this image. The card I created for the challenge looks like this:

 I used mix of Papermania and Crate Paper and the sentiment is something I typed myself and then printed. For colouring I used ProMarkers except for the skin, which is coloured with a Copic. Phew! Now that I’ve gotten my first DT- card done. I can focus on creating next few. I also have to write a blurb about myself (little bit late but it’s not easy to write a winner introduction to oneself. Proof can be found on my About- page) and find a decent picture of myself. Okay, there’s already one picture of me on the show but I don’t like it at all. Luckily I went out in Lapland so there’s some nice GoingOutAndHavingNiceDoAndMakeUp- photos available.

Over and out. Thrifty Finn