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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#20 - Part 5

This is my last tag for the Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge.
Stamps: multi-step berries
Inks: Memento inks, pure poppy (PTI palette)
Accessories: Nestabilities, cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots), ribbon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge: KSCC#20 - Part 4

This is my fourth tag for the Kitchen Sink Stamps Challenge. I am addicted to these tags!

Stamps: 3-step Hydrangea , 3-step roses - sentiment
(Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Ink: Lady bug, grape jelly, sweet plum, bamboo leaves, new sprout, pear tart (Memento), Broken China, Faded Jeans (Distress Ink)

Accessories: ribbon, nestabilities, bleanding tool.

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#20 - Part 3

I have another tag for the Kitchen Sink Challenge.
This time I used Peeled Paint crackle paint and perfect pearls (I love Ranger products, they are so good quality ones).

Stamps:A year of thanks, Edition I (Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Ink: Rich Cocoa (memento), Chocolate (Brilliance)

Accessories: nestabilities (scalloped circle, inverted scalloped circle), distresser tool, Distress crackle paint, perfect pearls mixed with water, mini mister, bazzil cardstock, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, Glimmer mist, ribbon.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#20 - Part 2

A new tag for the Kitchen Sink Challenge.
Stamps: Limited Edition stamps, series II (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Ink: Chocolate (Brilliance)
Accessories: Peel off stickers (frame), Stickles, Nestabilities (inverted scallop square, label 1), cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, patterned paper.

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#20 - Part 1

I made a tag for the new Kitchen Sink Challenge.
The yellow/orange background has been coloured with Distress Inks.
Stamps: Multi-step baby (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Inks: Versafine (majestic blue), Encore (honeydew, teal), Palette (aqua mist, spring rain), Versamagic (lime)
Accessories: nestabilities (label 8), Ranger blending tool, ribbon

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Xmas card

This is one of the Xmas cards I made this year. I used a set from "Flourishes" and I watercoloured the images with Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I love that font.
Stamps: "All that Glitters" (Flourishes), Very Vintage Labels (Waltzingmouse Stamps).
Inks: Distress Inks
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities (label 8), embossing powder, pearlised cardstock.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Christmas tags

I have created some more Xmas tags with Waltzingmouse Stamps.
These stamps are so beautiful!!!!!!!!!

STAMPS: Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse stamps)

INKS: Brilliance and Memento

ACCESSORIES: rectangular scalopped nestabilities,water-based marker, organza ribbon

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas tags

I have made some Christmas cards with Very Vintage Christmas from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I really love this tags, they are stamped with Memento and Brillance Inks and coloured with water-based markers.


I will share more tags in the next few days!
STAMPS: Very Vintage Christmas (Waltzingmouse stamps)
INKS: Brilliance and Memento
ACCESSORIES: rectangular scalopped nestabilities,water-based marker, organza ribbon

Monday, November 30, 2009


I L O V E sunflowers!!!!
When I saw that Kitchen Sink Stamps released two sunflowers set, I ordered them straight away!
I have sent some cards to a friend of mine for her birthday.
I have decided to decorate the clear envelope I used with this beautiful giant sunflower.
I distressed the ivory cardstock with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks

Stamps: Giant Sunflower (Kitchen Sink Stamps), In Bloom (Papertrey)
Inks: Memento Inks (for the leaves and ladybug), for the sunflower I used PTI Palette Inks (Lemon tart, summer sunrise, Melon Berry).
Accessories: Nestabilities (labels 8)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My first Thanksgiving card

I have made my first Thanksgiving card with Multi-step Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I have used Multi-step Harvest set, it is great to create scenes and very easy to stamp. I love the fonts used for the sentiments.

The background grid has been stamped with Versamark Dazzle Champagne on Gina K Sweetcorn cardstock. For the grid I used the Off Beat Backgrounds set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.


Stamps: Multi-step Harvest (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

Ink: I have used only Tsukineko Inks (Memento, Versafine, Versamark)

Accessories: Nestabilities (label 8), Gina K Sweetcorn cardstock, dimension dots for a 3-d effect.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Orange and blue flowers

For this card I used 3 of my favourites Papertrey sets. I like how elegant this card is.

I made a few cards with the same sketch. This colour combo is one of my favourites!
I coloured the flower with Copic Marker on Gina K Luxury cardstock.


Stamps: Damask Designs, Text Style, Friends till the end (All PTI)

Ink: Ocean Tides, Aqua mist (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Accessories: Vintage cream cardstock (PTI), bazzil cardstock, Copic Markers, heart-shaped rhinestones, nestabilities, Martha Stewart border punch, Gina K white cardstock (great for Copics)
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Monday, November 9, 2009

More pumpkins

More pumpkins!!!
I used the same sketch as before (see this post).

The background stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I Love the Off Beat Backgrounds released by Claire, at Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I used Memento inks because they have a very good coverage, and I distressed the images with Distress Inks.

Stamps: Multi-step Pumpkins (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Inks: Memento and Distress Inks
Accessories: Nestabilities, satin and cotton ribbon

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baby card

I love how this baby girl card turned out. I have used only two colours: pink and white.

The polka dots background has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
The pink star has been embossed with clear embossing powder and glitter.


Stamps: Polka Dots, Everyday Classics (both from Papertrey)

Ink: Versamark dazzle frost, Pearlscent orchid (Brilliance)

Accessories: satin ribbon, nestabilities, cuttlebug, pink and white cardstock, clear embossing powder.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Daisies and Flower Soft

I had not stamped these daisies for ages. They are perfect to be used with Copics and Flower soft.
The center of the 3 daisies is covered with 3 different colours of Flower soft.


Stamps: In the meadow (Lizzie Anne designs), the leaves are from "In bloom" (Papertrey), the background has been stamped with "Scratched Grid Backgrounder" (Cornish Heritage Farms).

Inks: Memento (tuxedo black and rose bud)

Accessories: Copic Marker, Martha Stewart border punch, nestabilities, flower soft, corner punch (Lace - Fiskars), half-pearls.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


It seems like these pumpkins are addictive, I cannot stop stamping them!

I have used Multi-step stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps. These pumpkins look so real and they are very easy to stamps.

The grid background is from Walzingmouse Stamps, I really love Claire's designs and this background set is very useful.

In the next card, I used the same focal images but I changed the background.

For the background I used "weathered wood" from Cornish Heritage Farm and Text-style from Papertrey.


Stamps: Multi-step pumpkins (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Off Beat Backgrounds (Walzingmouse Stamps) , Text-style (Papertrey), Weathered Wood (Cornish Heritage Farm)

Ink: Memento, Distress Inks

Accessories: Nestabilities, ribbon, dimensional dots

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn leaves - Part 2

I have another card with autumn leaves. Using these warm autumn colours is therapeutic.

I have stamped some 3-step leaves (Kitchen Sink Stamps).

I have used some Papertrey products, as requested for "A passion for Papertrey" challenge.

The background has been stamped with Text-style (Papertrey) and I have used Scarlet Jewel ribbon (Papertrey).

First I stamped "weathered wood" backgrounder (CHF) with Desert Sand (Memento), the I stamped the 3-step leaves.


Stamps: Leaves (3-step squirrel - Kitchen Sink Stamps), Backgrounds (Text-Style - Papertrey, Weathered Wood - Cornish Heritage Farm)

Inks: for the leaves I used Memento and Palette Inks. For the background I used Old Paper (Distress Ink), Desert Sand (Memento).

Accessories: bitty dots ribbon (Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey), Gina K Ivory cardstock.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Autumn leaves

I love autumn leaves. Here, almost all the trees have beautiful red/yellow leaves!

I have made another card with a vintage look (I love Distress Inks!!!).

I sprayed Glimmer Mist on the acorns but it is difficult to show it well in the picture.

I coloured the acorns with Copic marker (E35, E37, YG91, YG95).


Stamps: 3-step squirrel, the acorns are from "1st anniversary set - a year of thanks" (Kitchen Sink Stamps), text-style (Papertrey), weathered wood backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Ink: Distress Inks, Palette , Memento

Accessories: ribbon, nestabilities (scalopped circles), Fiskars corner punch (Lace)


I cannot stop stamping these beautiful berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps!

I am using Distress Inks a lot, so I decided to create a vintage look.


Stamps: Multi-step berries (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Text-style (Papertrey)

Inks: Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Old paper), the berries have been stamped with Memento inks.

Accessories: Nestabilities (label 8 and curved rectangles), peel off stickers, satin ribbon, pearlised cardstock.

Monday, October 5, 2009

world cardmaking day challenge: Mexico

I have made a card for the challenge issued by Papertrey. The challenge was to be inspired by Mexico and its colours!

Mexico reminds me of a baby sea turtle I released in the sea and bright colours.

I rarely use bright green and blue in my cards, so I wanted to challenge myself.


Stamps: Guide Lines, Pond of Life, Honey Bees (Papertrey)

Ink: Cote D'Azure, Chartreause (Palette), Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Rhubarb stalk, rich cocoa (Memento)

Accessories: nestabilities, ribbon, rhinestones

world cardmaking day challenge: JAPAN

I have made a card for the world carmaking day challenge issued by Papertrey.
The challenge was to be inspired by Japan or Japanese Art.
Since I LOVE Japanese Art and designs, I have made a card with real Japanese paper that I was given by a Japanese friend.


Stamps: In bloom (Papertrey)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose)

Accessories: nestabilities, Japanese origami paper, Copic markers, Gina K luxury cardstock, stickles.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walzing Mouse Stamps Challenge

I have made card for the first challenge issued by Claire, at Walzing Mouse Stamps.
A couple weeks ago a friend sent me this beautiful set (In Bloom - Papertrey) and it is great to color with Copics. I LOVE the background designed by Claire Brennan, it is part of a Christmas set called Very Vintage Christmas. The challenge was to use green, so I stamped the background with Bamboo Leaves (Memento) and I used a ribbon that I like a lot (New Leaf - Papertrey).



Stamps: In bloom, Text style (Papertrey), Very Vintage Christmas (Walzing Mouse Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves (Memento), Mustard Seed (Distress Ink)
Accessories: Kaiser craft patterned paper (punched strip), EK success punch, Copics (Flower: Y32 - Y35 -Y38 - R89. Leaves: YG63 - YG23 - YG 03), cardstock (Lemon Tart - Papertrey, Pure Luxury Ivory - GinaK), half pearls, ribbon (bitty dots - New Leaf - Papertrey)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#17

I have been working on a wood box for a 10 year old girl.
Her favourite colour is purple, so I painted a wood box that I got from my local craft shop with Folk Art Amethyst metallic paint.

I am going to enter this project for the latest Kitchen Sink Challenge #17. I punched a strip of pink cardstock with one of my Martha Stewart's punches.
I also used peel-off stickers to embellish the border.

The butterfly has been stamped with Memento Inks and I added some Stickles to make it shine.


Stamps: 3-step butterflies (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Ink: Memento (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Grape Jelly)
Accessories: Nestabilities (label one), DCWV patterned paper, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Polka Dots), Folk Art metallic acrylic paint (Amethyst), Plaid satin finish, Martha Stewart border punch, peel-off stickers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another card for Flourishes Challenge FTTC33

I have made another card for the latest challenge issued by Flourishes (FTTC33).
The challenge is called "Mix it up!", I used patterned paper, peel-off stickers (borders and corners), my newest Nestabilities dies (label 9), Ranger gold embossing powder, Distress Inks and handmade paper. What a mix!!!!

The peel-off stickers were originally silver, I coloured them with a purple a marker for peel-off stickers. The waterlily has been watercolored with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, shabby shutters, Peeled Paint).


Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes)

Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks (shabby shutters, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord)

Accessories: Nestabilities (label 9), gold embossing powder, pearlised ivory paper, DCWV patterned paper (a pocker full of posies), peel-off stickers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mix it up! Flourishes Challenge FTTC33

This week's Flourishes challenge is called "Mix it up!". So, I used stamps, patterned paper, nestabilities and peel-off stickers.

I masked the circle and stamped the flowers inside the circle. The large flower has been stamped twice and cut out to create a 3-d effect.


Stamps: Nasturtium (Flourishes), Scratched Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms), the circle has been stamped with a large stamp from "Happy birthday Cupcake" (Kitchen Sink Stamps).

Inks: Raspberry fizz (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sunflower (Brilliance)

Accessories: nestabilities (large scalopped circles - Label 3), Copic markers, satin ribbon, peel-off stickers (borders and corners), DCWV patterned paper (a pocket full of posies)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thank you berry much

It seems like I cannot stop stamping berries. I am creating a lot of things with these berries and I will show them on this blog.
I used my new nestabilities (Label 8) and one of my favorite border punches from Martha Stewart. The red nestabilities border has been distressed with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used ivory cardstock, then I created my own distressed border.
Stamps: Multi-Step berries (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Remember (PTI) to create some spots around the berries.
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Landscape, Spring Rain (Palette), Bamboo leaves, Pear Tart, Sahara Sand, Lady Bug (Memento), Blue (Encore), Ultramarine (versacraft), Fired Brick (Nestabilites)
Accessories: Nestabilities (label 8), Martha Stewart border punch, dark red ribbon, patterned paper (Basic Grey), Gina K pure luxury cardstock.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pink waterlily - Feel of Fall Challenge

I have made a card for the "Feel of Fall Challenge" issued by Flourishes.

Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes)
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink (tattered rose, worn lipstick, Shabby shutter, Peeled Paint), the waterlily has been watercolored with Distress Inks on thick watercolor paper.
Accessories: Satin ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch, patterned paper, rectangular scalopped nestabilities, gold embossing powder (Ranger)
The bow has been made with a tool (similar to a bow easy) that I made with a piece of chipboard. :D

Monday, September 7, 2009

sweet peas

This week I played with my stamps a bit .
I masked a nice circle stamp from the Happy Birthday Cupcake set (Kitchen Sink Stamps) and I stamped the center of the circle with one of the stamps for the Sweet Pea set (Flourishes).

Usually, I stamp the background but, this time, I challenged myself to use patterned paper.

I really liked how it turned out and I think I am going to make more cards like that.


Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Sweet Peas (Flourishes)

Inks: Memento (pear tart and tuxedo black)

Accessories: Nestabilities (large scalopped circle, label 3), Copic markers, Patterned paper (Kaiser Craft and DCWV), lace, peel-off stickers, half pearls (Kaiser Craft).

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flourishes Challenge FTTC20: use pearls

This week Flourishes challenge was to use pearls, and it is NOT difficult for me to use pearls, I love half pearls from Kaiser Craft so much.

I love this card, I think it's very elegant. For the background I used one of the Basic Retro Backgrounds from Papertrey. I am using this set A LOT. Also, I wanted to use the smallest images of the Sweet Peas and Nasturtium set (Flourishes).


Stamps: Nasturtium and Sweet Pea(Flourishes), Retro background (Papertrey)

Inks: summer sunrise (Palette PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Accessories: Nestabilities, peel-off stickers, half pearls (Kaiser craft), summer sunrise ribbon (Papertrey), copic markers


I was given the Kreativ Blogger award by Lynn, her blog is "Confessions of a left-brained stamper". Thank you!!!


Friday, August 28, 2009


This time I am going to show you a 3-D project I make with Kitchen Sink Stamps and Papertrey stamps. This is a birthday gift I made for a friend of mine. This tin has now safely travelled from Finland to California.

I stamped the berries with Multi-step berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
I used mainly Memento, versamagic and Palette inks.
I laminated the top panel so it doesn't get dirty.

The berries have been double embossed with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), they are very shiny in real life. The stripes have been stamped with Plaid Plus (Kitchen Sink Stamps) and the circles are from Papertrey (Borders and Corners).

The panel you see below covers the inside of the lid. It is off-centered. Initially, it wasn't like that , then I realized that its position caused problems to open the tin, so I had to reposition it. Better off-centered than damaged :D
I stamped the background with polka dots from Papertrey, the mug is from the Anniversary PTI set (Everyday classics). The sentiment is from the Little Lady set (one of the first PTI sets).

The panel you see below is laminated. I used the anniversary set and boxes, bags and tags (PTI)

Stamps: Multi-Step berries, Plaid Plus (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Boxes, bags and tags, Little Lady, Everyday classics, Polka Dots, Borders and Corners (Circles) from Papertrey.
Inks: I used mainly Memento, versamagic and Palette inks
Accessories: laminating pockets (no machine required), nestabilities, ivory cardstock and red cardstock, red ribbon, red rhinestone, metal tin, UTEE.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kraft cardstock: my first attempt

This is my first attempt at using kraft cardstock.
I wasn't really sure if I liked it but I wanted to give it a try. Now, I know for sure that I will use this cardstock more often.
I used two different types or kraft cardstock, the one in the first picture is lighter, the one in the second picture is darker.

I distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and in the second picture, I made some clouds with Broken China Distress ink.


Stamps: Guide Lines 2 (Papertrey), DYI topiaries (Flourishes)

Inks: Ripe avocado, summer sunrise, raw sienna, cognac (Palette), Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen and Broken China (Distress Ink)

Accessories: nestabilities, copics, Kraft cardstock, summer sunrise and ripe avocado (Papertrey ribbon)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

baby boy card

I usually use flowers in my cards, so I always struggles with baby cards.

Also, just a few weeks ago, I realized that I don't have any stamp set for baby cards and I decided to order the new Multi-step baby set released by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I combined the Multi-step baby stamps with the star stamp that came with Papertrey Anniversary Set - Everyday Classics.

I have two very similar versions, the difference is in the ribbon and the blocks color. In the first sample, two baby blocks are brighter than the others.

I stamped the star with Sky blue brillance ink and I embossed it with clear embossing powder mixed with stardust glitter (unfortunately, this doesn't show well in the picture).



If you want to see a baby girl card, click here

Stamps: Multi-step baby (kitchen sink stamps), Everyday Classics and Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey)
Inks: Most of the blocks are stamped with versamagic chalk ink, the brighter blocks have been stamped with Memento inks. The star was stamped with Sky Blue (Brilliance).
Accessories: clear peel-off stickers for the border, nestabilities (label 1 and 3), Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, blue rhinestones, ribbon and lace.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thank you card

Today, I have a thank you card that I will enter for the challenge issued by "A passion for Papertrey" - challenge 11.

Stamps: Damask Designs, Remember (Papertrey)
Inks: Hibiscus (Palette), Versafine (Onyx black)
Accessories: EK Success border punch (fleur the lis), Fiskars corner punch (lace), rhinestones, nestabilities, satin ribbon.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Flourishes: Fit for Royalty Challenge

Welcome back to my blog!
Today, I have a card that I will enter for the Flourishes Fit for Royalty Challenge
The challenge consists in making elegant cards or using regal embellishments.

To make my card more elegant, I used half pearls, peel off stickers to decorate the corners and I punched a border with a border punch. I think that the Sweet Peas designed by Marcella Hawley for Flourishes are pure elegance and you don't really need too many embellishments.

Stamps: Sweet Peas (Flourishes), Remember (PTI) for the swirls in the background
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Paper and Frayed Burlap (Distress Ink)
Accessories: Peel off stickers, Copic markers, half pearls (Kaiser Craft), border punch (unknown brand)