24/12/2015

Countdown to Christmas - Happy Holidays


As Christmas and the Holiday season is all about giving and gatherings Terhi and me thought to arrange a blog event or a Christmas calendar to ease with the anticipation of the Holidays. We want to give you inspiration and ideas and most of all to thank you all for your visits and comments. And there's lovely giveaways in all our posts! 

Today it's the final post in the event as it's Christmas Eve! So happy Holidays to everyone and joy to the world! I hope you've been following the "Countdown to Christmas" posts here in my and in Terhi's blogs. There's still time to take part to previous giveaways as well. But as it's just some hours before the Santa Claus starts giving away the gifts here in Finland it's also time to give you a gift. And it's in the form of a challenge.


Terhi and me put our heads together and above you can see what we came up for you as inspiration! There's a sketch by me and a colorful, great mood board by Terhi! You can create anything you like with the duo - a layout, a card, an of the page project, a canvas... We just hope to inspire you! For further instructions about how to enter, please scroll to the end of the post.


Here's my project with the sketch and the mood board! As the mood board had the lovely phrase "do what you love" and also the key I decided to combine my two great loves - music and paper crafts. It seemed really appropriate to make a page out of my partner in crime, so to say, lovey Terhi. I want to take this opportunity also to thank her for doing this project with me! So thank you and iso kiitos Terhi!


Now you might be wondering what's the music part in the page. Well, it's the title - maybe partly the colors as well. The title is from my favorite band and if you have been following my blog for a while you are bound to know that it's Finnish Turisas as they have inspired me to numerous creations (for example this or this)! The song in question also has quite great lyrics, click here if you want to read more (link)

The journaling part of my page talks about how we are in the same boat with Terhi only that the expression in Finnish refers to a train not a boat so the picture we took together in the train on our way to Turku and some workshops fitted the page perfectly.

As you might have noticed, I used materials of all the teams I design for that participated to this event in my page. There's Scrap FX and A Flair for Buttons and also 7 Dots Studio. I also want to take the time to say a huge thank you to all companies that supported this blog event - Scrap FX, Pan Pastel, A Flair for Buttons, Create A Smile and 7 Dots Studio and 13 Arts! We are very grateful! 

If you want to see how the page came to life, please see the video underneath!



As it is the Christmas Eve we have a big prize for you to win! To be in for the draw, you need to make something inspired by our duo, the mood board and the sketch. Then you need to do a blog post and using the linky tool to add the link to your post to the challenge.

You have until January 6th 2016 11.55 pm CET to participate and add your link. Then Terhi and me put again our heads together and raffle the winner. But be warned that there might be a something extra to entries we really like! The winner or winners will be then announced on both of our blog's on January 9st 2016. So be sure to stop by then to see if you've won!




For this big prize we don't have one but two sponsors!

7 Dots Studio is an European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts, chipboards, stamps and stencils. Company's collections vary from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grunge. All the 7 Dots Studio papers are perfect for mixed media. Please visit the company here 7dotsstudio.com and go for some additional inspiration in the company blog here http://7dotsstudio.com/archives/category/blog.

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments and mixed media products. The company ships worldwide so you can go shopping whether you are from Europe or Asia! Please visit them on http://13arts.pl and look the amazing projects of the DT in the company blog http://13artspl.blogspot.fi.

The price of this challenge is huge! From 7 Dots Studio we have the "December Memories" kit with some exclusive supplies and from 13arts we have the whole Winter Tales collection! How awesome is that? So get your project started and join in the fun! We can't wait to see what you make! 


Materials from 7 Dots Studio:




Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, A Fair for Buttons, Scrap FX, Ranger, Sharpie, American Crafts, Sodalicious, Epiphany Crafts 

6 comments:

  1. this is lovely. Cant wait to watch it over christmas

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  2. I love your choice of papers and the colors. It is wonderful to have a great friend. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  3. Riikka - love this page and design and an awesome video.

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  4. Your page is super awesome Riikka! Love it <3

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  5. Que belleza!!!, muchas gracias a Riikka y Theri por este desafío!!
    Feliz año!!

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