Tea, music and a good book - Sizzix

Hi there! How are you today? I hope the weather is as fine there as in here! Feels like summer today, but the forecasts have been threatening with colder days, storms and hails. But no matter the weather, some things always make me happy. Naturally there's my family, but also small things like the title says - tea, music and a good book.

In the beginning of this year I started cutting back some teams. Or rather, it was during previous autumn as I wanted each team to have ample time to react with the announcement. This was for no other reason than the fact that a day only has 24 hours and I had been taking extra hours for crafting and managing all the posts from my sleep for so long. After cutting a few teams, I now have some "free" time as well, which I usually use for reading! I'm so happy to have a stack of books by my night table again! We, meaning my husband and I, read to our kids each day, but I was yearning to read something else and in my own phase. It's such a pleasure. 

For this layout the inspiration came from tea in a way. I used tea bag as one of the materials and took the color palette from black tea. Music isn't visible in the page, but I did include some book page pieces to the make as well. They are from an old "who's who" book, though, which might not be such a fascinating read. 

I recorded a video while working with the page. Underneath you can see it and how I went about the process! 

As you could see from the video, I used a bunch of lovely dies in the page. That lace die is one of my new favorites! You can see the new selection of dies from Sizzix home page (link). Here's also a direct link to the new selection (link)

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great Wednesday! 

Materials from Sizzix: 

Materials: Sizzix, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Sinelli, Ranger


Ladybird card - GDT AALL & Create

Sweet Sunday! I'm sharing another guest project for AALL & Create today. It's a card with a resist effect and a book paper flower.

I've been meaning to do a flower like this for a while now using #133 Makers Marks. I stamped the flower on top of an old book page for extra interest. For the background I used green cardstock, clear embossing powder and #165 Numbered Pencils stamp. I decorated the card using a ladybug done using #161 Ladybug.

Above you can see a "work in progress" photo. There's all the elements of the card but loose from each other. I also toned the green and the red down using brown ink as the contrast seemed too much with the vibrant colors. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great start to the new week! 

Stamps from AALL & Create: 
#161 Ladybug , #165 Numbered Pencils , #133 Makers Marks

Materials: AALL & Create, Wow Embossing Powder, Ranger, Sinelli


Animals with attitude - GDT AALL & Create

Moikka and happy Saturday! Here's a couple more cards I created for the Creative World fair for AALL & Create booth. These both have a funny little creature on them.

First there's the ballerina pooch on the pink card which you can see above. And then there's a hungry hamster which is below. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the weekend!

Materials: AALL & Create, Copic, Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio, Posca


Paris - GDT AALL & Create

Salut! Over the next three days I'll share some guest projects for AALL & Create. Next two posts have some fair samples and then on Sunday a new project with the new release. Well, all of them are with new release.

Like I wrote there, this card was something I created as a sample for the Frankfurt fair - Creative World. I added some stencil work to the background and then added Eiffel Tower on top. There's also some grungy textures in the background.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great start to the weekend!

Materials: AALL & Create, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Sizzix, Ranger


NOT a farm girl - Prima Marketing

Moikka! Yesterday I shared a layout that was made for Creativation using "Spring Farmhouse" collection. Here's another layout I made for the show using the same collection. 

I enjoy spending some time at the country side but I’m not a farm girl. I like to roam around in the forest and see the fields softly sway in the breeze. But I need the hustle of the city as well. Or more over, I like the grocery store to be in a five-minute walk away, not a 30-minute drive. My goal with the layout was also to show that a city girl like me can use the “Spring Farmhouse” without any problem! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Materials: 994884 Spring Farmhouse A4 paper pad , 994860 Spring Farmhouse 8x8 paper pad , 994945 Spring Farmhouse Ephemera 2 , 638009 Spring Farmhouse Simplify flowers , 966294 Art Ingredients Melange Vintage Art Pebbles , 584269 Watercolor Confections Tropicals , 966997 Solar and Lunar clear stamp , 596781 Color Philosophy Permanent ink Chat Noir , 960391 Mechanicals Bottle Caps , 966034 Art Extravagance Texture Fantasy Patina Paste Old Walls


Dream moment frozen - Prima Marketing

Hi there! This layout is an oldie in two ways. First the page itself was made and showed in Creativation this year, that being the January 2019. And the photo in it was taken during Creativation 2018. So, an oldie in two ways!

Oh, how I loved the January of 2018! Being in Creativation was one of the greatest moments of my life! I thought it would be fun to combine this year’s show with the previous one by using a photo of the 2018 event in a layout that’s heading to the show of 2019.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! 

Materials: 994860 Spring Farmhouse 8x8 paper pad , 994884 Spring Farmhouse A4 paper pad , 638030 Spring Farmhouse Everyday Beauty flowers , 638009 Spring Farmhouse Simplify flowers , 966669 Ornate Lace stencil , 961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White , 965259 Art Extravagance Paper Texture Paste , 961060 Mechanicals Washers , 964849 Art Daily Sentiments


For the Love of Old Things - 7 Dots Studio

Hi there! I'm sharing my 7 Dots Studio monthly project today. It's a grungy, tea-colored layout. Or maybe I should say brass colored as the background of this page has a metal shine like the contraption in the photo. 

I’ve had the photo in my stash for a while. I don’t even remember anymore what the thing in the photo actually was, but the shot is taken inside a submarine at Tallinn Maritime Museum. I think it’s from the periscope, but I can be wrong. I just loved the look of the thing! My husband was actually joking about that I probably would have liked to pack most of the interior parts to my suitcase, bring them home and alter them! 

I started making the page by choosing some papers that went with the color theme and had similar air about them than the photo. I ended up cutting quite a few papers into smaller elements for the page in the end – the background elements, the title, the layers behind the photo… All of these are cut from a 12x12 sheet! I even cut an element out of one of the stickers! I usually don’t do that much cutting, but these elements were easy enough to cut loose and they fitted the theme so well. If you want to know how I made the layout, please see the video underneath! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked the video! 

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Air Mail – Postage Notes stencil
Cotton Candy Dreams – Star stencil 
Soulmates – Squares mask 
Homegrown – Clear stamp set 
Nature Walk – Clear stamp set

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger

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