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Oh Deer!

Challenge time! I forgot to post my previous DT-card but I’m double excited about this week’s one. I think I’ve mentioned several times about my digi stamp, vintage image hoarding habit? If I haven’t…Well. My name is Niina and I am an image addict.

This week were asked to use stitching, faux or real and we didn’t get a sponsored image to use so we could run wild! I decided to dive in my extensive vintage catalogue and found this gem. I’m so sorry but when I downloaded it, I forgot to re-name it according to where I got it so I can’t share the source. Totally embarrassed about it.

Anyway, here is my overly cute deer card:

ThriftyFinnDeerCard1 ThriftyFinnDeerCard2 ThriftyFinnDeerCard3 Once again I’m amazed by my obvious talent for everything visual. The pink! The chevron! The pom pom trim! Techniques used: doodle stitching, slight distressing on the edge of the chevron and the deer image is printed on heavy Canson watercolour paper. No ink and no stamping! I feel like I’ve started to move towards more design-y style, rather than entirely crafty. Something for me to ponder about. What do you think? Have you seen a shift in my style?

Don’t forget to join Craft Your Passion this week and I’m also sharing my card on these challenges:

Fab’n Funky Challenges: #150- Not a Traditional Christmas
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations: Challenge #54- Anything Goes As Long As It’s Festive
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #184- Christmas
Crafts And Me Challenges: Challenge #113- Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges: Week 49- Christmas Is Coming
Little Scrap Pieces: It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
Stamping With Dragon: Anything Goes
Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge: #77- I Love Christmas
On Stop Craft Challenge: #208- Christmas Friends
Crafty Mess Challenge: #23- Vintage Christmas
My Time To Craft: Challenge #200- None Traditional Christmas Colours
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Cupcake #222- Merry Christmas
Craft Us Crazy: Challenge #32- Christmas/Winter (favourite embellishment: ribbon)
Card Crafter’s Circle: Challenge #52- December Celebrations

Blog Candy from Korttimylly

Past few months I’ve spotted quite a few blog candy giveaways. So far I’ve managed to resist participating but I feel it’s time to give in. Why? Because Christmas is fast approaching and it doesn’t hurt your budget if you can win some gifts in advance. Anyhoo, a Finnish blogger Karita is giving away these two stamps by In2Stamps.

I think my god-daughter would like these, don’t you think? Oh, and doesn’t the girl remind you of Megan? The girl from My Little Pony? *sigh*

Oh, the memories…

Much Ado About Cards…

Now that my card making journey has lasted a little over a week, I feel that it’s time to take this thing to another level. Or should I say another dimension. The THIRD- dimension! Wow. I’m so clever.

I just spent nearly two hours making a card. Adding layers takes time, especially when chosen motif is a flower and all those pesky petals had to be cut separately. If you want to make one yourself, here’s the how-to:

  • Stamp different kind of flowers on white cardstock with black ink.
  • Colour some of them. Or every single one, if you fancy a colourful bouquet.
  • Cut the flowers and try to preserve the black outline.
  • I’m assuming that you have some kind of cardbase already at hand so the next step is to stamp few flowers here and there on it.
  • Draw flower stems (I did this after I’d done attaching flowers and it wasn’t a good decision)
  • Now arrange the cut flowers as you wish. When you’re happy with the look of things, use glue and foam dots to attach flowers on the card. This way you get the layered look.
  • Make a bow out of whatever ribbon you have and use tacky glue to attach it.
  • Admire your handiwork

See. That’s easy! Here’s my card that I’m entering Passion for ProMarkers- challenge:

Over and out.





Recent Find: Revealed!

Ta-dah! It’s a…

Stamp set!

Let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy task to sort the letters (which I wouldn’t have to have done if I’d been smart and not had flipped it over to read the back).

After two hours or so (I had some issues with letters u, n, b, d, p, q), my letters were sorted and I could stamp something. Behold my masterpiece…

Just incredible. I know.