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Totally Teal

It’s time for my second to last challenge as a Design Team Member. This week’s theme is Totally Teal and and our sponsor is Saturated Canary. I chose to work with this image:

 It’s called Roger That and I thought the specs makes it extra cute! My god-daughter actually has geeky frames like that so maybe I will send this card to her. For papers I used the new digi papers I bought from Pixels & Company, specifically the Scarlett-set.


Ta-dah! I used plaid and woodgrain patterns. The latter is just barely visible as the image frame. The plaid was printed in two different scales. The larger is actually printed directly on the 6×6 card base! I made a small mistake with the printing so I had to cut the margins off but the slightly smaller size is not really noticeable in real life.

Challenge146b Aaargh! I just noticed that I forgot to colour in the nose bridge!!! Other techniques used are doodle stitching, regular stitching and some inking on the edges.

Challenge146c So sweet, don’t you think?

Challenge146d Over all I’m very pleased with this card. You can take part in Craft Your Passion’s Totally Teal by clicking the hyperlink. There are prizes from Saturated Canary and The Robin’s Nest to be won! I’m also sharing my talent in following challenges:

Make It Monday: Challenge #124
Eureka Stamps: Challenge #23- Anything Goes
Cards Galore Challenge: January- Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 142- Winter Blues
I ❤ ProMarkers Challenge: Challenge #151- Layer It Up
Divas by Design: Make It Girlie
Pin And Tack: Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5-Anything Goes!
Simply Create Too: Challenge #29- Anything Goes
Stampin’ For The Weekend: Something Girlie
Pile It On #3- Have a Heart
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Use a Digi

Wow! That’s a lot of linking, my friends! Thanks for dropping by and don’t forget to participate in my giveaway:

JanuaryGiveaway5 Thrifty Finn is tired and is going to bed as soon as is finished linking up in the challenge blogs.

Vintage Or Shabby Chic

It’s challenge time! I got very excited when I found out we’d be getting sponsor images from Sugar Kissed Cottage. They are a mother/daughter team whose blog Two Crazy Crafters I’ve been following for quite long and who design these cutest vintage inspired stamps. Here’s the one I used:

Sugar Kissed Cottage, Puppy, Vintage, digital stamp

Puppy- Digital stamp by Sugar Kissed Cottage

Since I’ve been their fan for ever, I’d already designed several cards in my head using their images so putting this card together was quick. Since Valentine Day is coming around soon, I chose pink as my main colour. I have a feeling I need to send this card to a certain 4-year old, pink loving Parisian…


This is the week you definitely should take part in Craft Your Passion Challenge. The theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic and you can win FOUR images by Sugar Kissed Cottage. Since I like winning too, I’m also sharing this card in following challenges:

Make It Monday: MIM #122 with Saturated Canary
Paper Playtime: #1- Pets
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Happy New....(New to me: actually using my ribbon stash. This is a first)
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #93- Fur or Feathers
Tuesday Throwdown: #129- Shiny and New (new digi stamp)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: New Something (new digi stamp) closed wta
Crafty Creations Challenges: #203- Anything Goes closed
MilkCoffee Challenge: New Beginnings (new digi stamp)
4 Crafty Chicks: Challenge #123- Ribbons or Bows closed
Pixie Dust Challenge: It’s All New To Me  closed
Stampin’ For The Weekend: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: 500th Post! Anything Goes closed
Fussy And Fancy Friday: Challenge #79- Furry Friends closed wta
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #11- Anything Goes

Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Recipe Challenge! Or How You Can Find Inspiration In Everything.

Yes, it’s time for the weekly challenge card! The theme is a recipe: 3 designer papers, ribbon or twine, something circle shaped and we were asked to use an image from Delicious Doodle.

I requested the Robin Redbreast (who is a distant relative of me, Niina Itchynipple) and had some (a lot) trouble with the colouring. As you have seen in the past, my colouring skills leave a lot to be desired. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on what I could do with my ProMarkers. However, this time I couldn’t even decide what colours to use! I tried realistic colours. Nope. I tried leaving the image black and white. No, that didn’t work out either. I was getting frustrated. I stared and stared at the image until I suddenly got a feeling of familiarity. I’ve seen something like this before!

I did some creative Googleing and found it! A fabric print by Maija Louekari for Marimekko called Pakkanen:


See where I am going with this? After seeing the image, my card came together very quickly and here it is:

Image  My patterned papers are: the one on the background, the black paper is actually brown chevron I stained black and the blue circles were white but I coloured them blue with my ProMarker True Blue. The heart on the ribbon (twill tape) is also drawn with a ProMarker, colour Poppy.


I love the graphic style of this card and it’s already on its way to someone. Don’t forget to take part in this week’s challenge on Craft Your Passion where you can win 4 digi’s by Delicious Doodles. I’m also sharing this card in following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Snowflakes!
Creative Inspirations: Challenge #193- Contemporary Christmas Colours!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: What’s Your Favourite? (ProMarkers, stitching, ribbon)
Divas By Design: Challenge #65- Use Some Red
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #185- Winter
Dutch Dare Card Challenges: #195- Snowflakes
Pin And Tack: Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #4-Anything Goes!
Paper Crafting Journey: Christmas Projects
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: #194- Christmas Time!
The Squirrel and The Fox: Challenge #33- Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #9- Anything Goes

It literally has taken me nearly an hour to link these babies up. I think I need to replenish my strength with some chocolate.

Autumn Rainbow Inspiration

This week, on Craft Your Passion, we were asked to get inspired by a photo:

I looked at the picture and thought hey, it’s an autumn rainbow. From rainbow I got hippies and from autumn I got the colours. Here’s my Autumn Hippie-card:

 See the text on the lighter paper? Flower generation, love…That’s hippies, my friend. I bought these papers at Amalia and they are all from the same set.

 The shapes were fussy cut from a patterned paper, the big flower in the center originally had some journaling space and I wrote a greeting on it. It turned out ugly so I covered it with the same paper I used on the background. When I eventually use this card, I’ll just add a number or a greeting, depending on the recipient.

 Hearts! And glitter! So girly! So pretty!

I just love these papers. I might have to go back and buy the rest of them. You know, for hoarding. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take part in the challenge! There are prizes! As always!

Which Witch is Which?

I nearly forgot to post this week’s DT-card. The theme is Witches and I used this adorable digi stamp by a Day For Daisies.

 The spiderwebs are fussy cut from the same paper I used on the background and raised with some 3d-dots. The little witches are coloured with ProMarkers except the tights where I used orange gel pen. From Ikea! Did you know that they have a small selection of crafty goodies on their Family-collection? Even some scrapbook papers…

Here’s the link to this week’s challenge, you still have a day to participate!