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Zombie Kitty

halloween, card, zombie kitty, wonderstrange I was very productive last night, instead of cleaning, I made a card! My card making for the past few months has mainly included DT-work so I thought it was about time to work within my comfort zone. Yeah! Since Halloween is so close, I decided to make a card to match. I used a freebie digi by Wonderstrange (one of these days I’m going to buy something from them and not just hoard their freebies) and regular stamping and staining. The glitter banner is double sided tape cut into banner shapes and then flooded with glitter. Me likes. The kitty is coloured with ProMarkers and the pumpkin with Ikea gel pens. What else should I tell…I distressed the black and purple papers with the edge of my scissors and stained them with matching Distress Inks. The purple curls are stamped.

I feel like a queen of crafting techniques right now. No autographs and flash photography, please. With my masterpiece, I’m participating in these challenges:

Passion For ProMarkers: Week 172- Pets
Creative Inspirations: Challenge 186- Happy Halloween
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 240- Something Scary!
Southern Girls Challenge: #56- Animal Crackers
Dilly Beans Challenge: Halloween Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge: #202- Halloween!
Allsorts Challenge: Week 178- In Stitches
Moving Along With The Times- Too Cute To Spook
Fab’n’Funky Challenges: #144- Animals

Cupcake Card

I had another physiotherapist appointment today and it went very well. Can’t believe what a difference one month has made; I can walk normally again! I’ve lost weight! I can almost do an entire gym routine! Practically Superwoman I am.

To celebrate my progress I did some crafting and created a card for few challenges. I used a free digi stamp by Wonderstrange which makes these wonderfully cute and eccentric illustrations. They publish a new freebie every Tuesday which reminds that I should go check out their latest. Anyhoo, here’s my card:

I’m entering in these challenges:

Passion for ProMarkers: Week 155- Cupcakes
I ❤ ProMarkers: Challenge #123- Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Challenge #169- Anything Goes
DYSY Challenge: #78 Blue Skies and Clouds
PaperPlay Challenge: Flags/Pennants/Banners

We Will Always Have Paris

How should I put it nicely…After the trip to Paris (the one that won me the tickets), I swore I would never, EVER travel with my sister again. I get a crazy eye twitch every time even thinking about it. The trip HAS provided quite a few anecdotes and educational stories about with whom to travel.The most important being; If you travel to a city where you have been many times and just want to relax, don’t go with someone who hasn’t. Honestly, it’s a recipe to a disaster.

Disaster or not, when I (last year that is) came acquainted with the world of scrapbooking (read: scrapbook papers), I realized the afore-mentioned trip was perfect material for a minibook. Minibook with slight passive-agressive/sarcastic undertones to remind that no, there is no way I will be travelling with you again.

If I remember correctly, the papers I used were mostly by My Mind’s Eye, some journaling stickers were by Sassafras and other embellishments were just random things from my stash. I used a picture book as a base and covered each page with scrapbooking paper. The photographs I printed at home, most of them half-size so I could fit two of them per standard photo paper sheet.

I definitely should get a Dymo. I feel that there is something essential missing in my crafting toolbox.

We will always have the Eiffel- tower. The black cardboard is actually a backside of a clothing tag.

The floral paper is my all time favourite and I only have two tiny pieces left! I’m almost willing to give my left arm for more of it. I love this spread. My only annoyance is that gargantuan wrinkle I couldn’t get rid of! Damn you tacky glue.

As we mature people know, not every day is bad. The day we went to Versailles was just lovely! When I made this book, I didn’t have that many stamps, so to make the tag you see in the corner, I used my printer and one of my fancy fonts I have in my font stash.

Back then my friend lived in Bastille. There are tons of places to eat it in, plus on Sunday’s there is a nice market where you can buy food and trinkets. I bought a snazzy brooch, (which I broke almost immediately upon returning home) and a ring for two euros!

Did I mention food? There was this fantastic bakery where we bought something delicious to eat almost every day. Their eclairs were just divine!

Louvre & Madonna…The reason we went to Paris was to see Madonna’s Sticky&Sweet- concert. Had we known she was coming to Finland in less than a year, we wouldn’t have gone all the way to France to see her. The picture of me and my sister was taken after the concert and is actually one of the few we BOTH like.

Is anyone else out there as neurotic about photos of themselves as I am, or is it really just me?

Also, I’d like to note that the specs on the picture are by Diesel. Or more like were as few months later, I stepped on them and subsequently broke them. My “new” one’s are by Dolce&Gabbana, cost twice as much and I don’t like them even half as much as I did my Diesel’s.

Slightly sulking right now.

The last spread…On the left, very flattering picture of my sister on the last morning in Paris, getting her make-up done. On the right, very flattering picture of her intellectually stimulating in-flight reading material. FYI, apparently Posh Spice was on a new diet.

Au revoir!

P.S. If you’re interested, the year was 2008.


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.

Halloween Crafty Time

 Converting  a blurry image into B&W does not a good picture maketh. Who cares!?  Week ago I spent some quality time with my sister crafting and decorating her apartment for the upcoming Halloween Partee! We are so cool, crafty, hip and happening.

We put together some vignettes, hung up decorations, made bats and some labels for food. Hey, it’s all about the presentation. Especially when most of the people invited are from creative backgrounds. Not counting the engineers. Damn those engineers. <– an art school thing.

That’s my sister. Taking a picture to prove that she’s been crafting.