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You Are So Scary

Yesterday I posted a Finnish language craft haul video on my YouTube channel, where I showed some Halloween and Christmas things I ordered from UK last month. For once I was prepared for the month of October and I’ve actually made Halloween things all month last month. (Though I’ve been getting tons of new ideas from watching other’s ‘ween crafty haul videos, so there will be last minute craft panic again). 

Anyhoo, here are first two of the cards I made from my Carta Bella and Fancy Pants papers. They were very simple to do. Some distressing, inking, doodle stitching and element stickers and you’re done!

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This is the first one I made and thus my favourite. I bought those chipboards earlier this year, but I haven’t really used them yet. They are grey kraft paper and thus perfect for recolouring with ink. Over here I used Distress Ink colour Black Soot.

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I hate spiders but I love spider patterned Halloween papers. Probably because they don’t move printed on a paper :D On this card I used more of those element stickers and I aimed for a controlled scatter look. Do I make any sense? The text sticker is mounted/framed by a very dark grey scrapbook paper.

Which one is your favourite and have you done any Halloween cards yet? These and my other Halloween crafts can be found for sale at the Kaboom thrift store in Helsinki. I priced them at cost, so if you are lacking on the Halloween decoration front, there are some bargains to be had.

Jos haluat ostaa minun Halloween-tuotoksia, niitä löytyy Helsingistä, Kaboom kirpputorilta. Kortit ovat 3,20€ kappale ja pakkauksessa on mukana myös kirjekuori.

-Thrifty Finn-

Commissioned Card! Yes. Really!


1354949399459 My friend Niko asked me to make a birthday card for his mom. What I knew from the recipient style, I decided to go with the 1920’s theme! I jumped on the chance as it was perfect excuse to get me some Graphic 45’s paper. As for the techniques… I didn’t do any stamping, just used some Distress Ink on some of the layers. The sentiment is printed on heavy Canson watercolour paper. I wish I could share the font name but I can’t remember what it was. I didn’t save the original document either so I can’t check it from there. Anyhoo, Niko’s mom liked the card and even his father commented how nice it was, so I’m considering this card a raving success. To celebrate my incredible accomplishment of making a card, I’m linking up in following challenges:

My Grafico Challenges: #141- Anything Goes
OohLaLa Challenge Blog: #119- Seeing Spot and Dots
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: #59- Endless Summer (the image with a girl in a bathing suit)
Moving Along With The Times: Clean & Simple
Alphabet Challenge Blog: V for Vintage

Fathers’ Day Gift and Card


In Finland the Fathers’ Day is on second sunday of November and usually I remember it the last weekend of November. This year I was efficient and managed to make and send stuff on TIME! My time management skills are getting better by the week. This is awesome.

Anyhoo, I made a combined birthday/fathers’ day present and before you snigger at the lameness level of this, I’d like to point out that this item was requested by the recipient. Admittedly, I was slightly ashamed when I was making this as it felt like a throwback from the 90’s when mobile phone was mainly used by certain kind of “business” men. Did you guess what my dad asked me to make? A neckpouch for his mobile. “It gets lost all the time!”

I made it, I sent it off and would never admit it as my creation if I didn’t need something to post about here. Okay, it’s not all that bad. I also made a card. Focus on that and not the pouch.

No, not even PW’s Seventies- filter helps. The horror.

Onnea means good luck/happiness/congrats in Finnish.

P*skarteluhaaste #98

Latest challenge from P*skartelu. This time the challenge is to follow a sketch, this one to be precise:

The sketch was designed by one of the blog hosts’ daughter, who is 8 years old! Pretty good, huh! Anyhoo, I was inspired by a card made by a DT- member Ninarsku. Here’s my result:

I’m sending this card to my godmother to either for her to keep or to send to someone else. The picture is of her daughter (my cousin) so the card could be a nice gift for grandparents.

Till next time…Which might be tomorrow night or Sunday. Depending till how late will the city lights beckon…I’m going out! To par-tay! Because I’m cool like that.

Creative Inspirations Challenge #119: To The Seaside

Since I had all my craft materials already out, I decided to do another card. So I dived into my list of card challenges and found Creative Inspirations. Lucky for me the theme is “To The Seaside” as just this morning I bought a 12×12 by Graphic45 which has old photos of ladies in swimsuits printed on it. The card is nothing fancy. I kept it quite clutter free as when I think of seaside, I think  of fresh breeze and freedom of just being. Here it is and I hope you like it.

Another lesson of Finnish language…Loma means vacation or holiday.