09/12/2016

Christmas tree cards - Prima Marketing


Have you seen the Prima's 12 Days of Christmas posts yet? This year the company did the series a bit differently and covered the 12 days just in three posts - fun, right? That way you could see all the yummy and beautiful projects faster and have time to make some of your own for the Holidays! Here's the links to the posts - for the first with days 1 to 4 (link), for the second with days 5 to 8 (link) and for the third with days 9 to 12 (link).

I'm going to share my projects for the feature during the next week or so, so please stay tuned!


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The main element in these cards are the lovely Christmas trees from the “Snow Santa” Adhesive Rub-Ons set. The cards are done for the Day 5 feature of Christine Adolph.

I treated the patterned paper underneath the rub ons with gesso to have a subtle pattern but not too heavy to overpower the trees. I also used snowflakes from the same set adhered on top of a transparency and embossed with white embossing powder as my embellishments. 

I also used the Jolly foil set to add some sparkle to the edges of the cards. First I treated the edge of the paper with the Planner Glue Pen and then added the foil on top. This way I got a lovely weathered, random look to the edge. 

The greetings in the cards reflect what I hope for the Holiday season and onwards – happy, joyful Holidays and peace to the world.


Materials:

971502 – Adhesive Rub-Ons Snow Santa 
971540 – Adhesive Rub-Ons Holiday Greetings 
588885 – Rub-On Foil Sheets Jolly 
991296 – Sweet Peppermint No Peeking 
991319 – Sweet Peppermint Oh So Merry 
991418 – Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit 
991470 – Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and more 
961374 – Heavy Gesso White 
595265 – Planner Glue Pen 
963880 – 2” Silicone Brush 
962760 – Brush set 
890940 – Distressing Tool 


Materials: Prima Marketing


08/12/2016

Flowery Christmas - Prima Marketing


Have you seen the Prima's 12 Days of Christmas posts yet? This year the company did the series a bit differently and covered the 12 days just in three posts - fun, right? That way you could see all the yummy and beautiful projects faster and have time to make some of your own for the Holidays! Here's the links to the posts - for the first with days 1 to 4 (link), for the second with days 5 to 8 (link) and for the third with days 9 to 12 (link).

I'm going to share my projects for the feature during the next week or so, so please stay tuned!

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS_2

This card was my take on the Day 4: Christmas flowers. In my opinion Prima flowers make card making so easy! Just a couple pieces of paper, some Light Paste to the background for snow and then the flowers on top and a quick but lovely Christmas card is ready!

And what makes the crafting even faster is a stapler – adhering the paper layers together or attaching the embellishments on to the card. Just snap! and the elements are together with a nice design element.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day! 


Materials:

991418 – Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit 
847715 – Watercolor Paper Pad 3x6.25” 
991517 – Sweet Peppermint Ephemera 
590727 – Sweet Peppermint Jingle Bells 
590604 – Sweet Peppermint First Snow Fall 
590673 – Sweet Peppermint Underneath the Christmas Tree 
590642 – Sweet Peppermint Snow Roses 
991807 – Sweet Peppermint Druzy Stones 
961404 – Light Paste 
572105 – Wire Thread Ivory 
963880 – 2” Silicone Brush 


Materials: Prima Marketing

07/12/2016

Kurssipäivä Espoossa 22.1.2017

Heippa! Otetaas postaus suomeksi kun on kurssiasiaa! Nyt ollaan Espooseen tulossa pitämään kurssipäivää Craftiquen tiloihin kahden kurssin voimalla! Liikkeen osoite on Tegelhagen 2, Kauklahti, Espoo. Lisätietoa Craftiquesta löydät täältä (linkki), yrityksen nettisivuilta. Tervetuloa! 


"Image caught in time" - Craftique, Espoo sunnuntai 22.1.2017 klo 10-13

Kiinnostaako sekatekniikka, muttet tiedä oikein miten aloittaa? Tuntuuko kerrosten luominen skräppisivuun hankalalta? Haluaisitko tehdä ostetusta paperista oman näköisen, muttet uskalla kokeilla? Tällä kurssilla tehdään yksilöllinen skräppisivun tausta käyttäen gessoa, mistejä ja leimoja, luoden kerroksia niillä. Näytän lempitaustatekniikkani, jolla on helppo päästä alkuun. Taustan päälle teemme kerroksia kuviopapereilla ja koristeilla luoden yksilöllisen sivun. 

Kurssin hinta on 39 € / hlö, johon sisältyy käytettävät materiaalit. Kurssimaksu tulee maksaa etukäteen. Jotta kurssi toteutuu, tulee osallistujia olla ainakin 6. Paikkoja 15. 

Kurssille voi ilmoittautua sähköpostilla osoitteeseen rkovasin (at) gmail.com. Ilmoittautuminen on sitova ja perutusta kurssipaikasta peritään maksu.


"Under cover of darkness" - Craftique, Espoo sunnuntai 22.1.2017 klo 14-17

Kurssilla muutamme sydänkoristeen metalliseksi ja leikimme mustan gesson ja hohtavien Mica-jauheiden kanssa. Paljon sekatekniikkaelementtejä ja lopputulos on takuulla yksilöllinen kansi albumin, jota voit sitten alkaa täyttää muistoilla.

Kurssin hinta on 45 € / hlö, johon sisältyy käytettävät materiaalit. Kurssimaksu tulee maksaa etukäteen. Jotta kurssi toteutuu, tulee osallistujia olla ainakin 6. Paikkoja 15. 

Kurssille voi ilmoittautua sähköpostilla osoitteeseen rkovasin (at) gmail.com. Ilmoittautuminen on sitova ja perutusta kurssipaikasta peritään maksu.

06/12/2016

All you need is love - A Flair for Buttons


Great Independence Day Finland! Today we celebrate my homeland's 99th birthday and the next year will be full of celebration as Finland will turn 100 years 6th of December then.

Today I'm sharing a page I did for A Flair for Buttons. You can see the original post here (link) in A Flair for Buttons's blog. It's a black colored layout about love. Not the usual color for the subject maybe, but works for me! The layout actually was as a workshop sample I did during one of my workshops in Sweden a couple of months back.


The topic of the layout is my darling husband, or perhaps both of us. In the picture we are in a tram stop and I just thought that the shot was such a good one it should be scrapbooked. I'm always grateful how supporting my husband is to my crafting hobby and trips. He's just amazing! The journaling goes "You are important and dear! Thank you for being you!". 

The color to the page is brought by some touches of mediums so I wanted the flair buttons to be black and white. The triangle version on the right side of the photo is from the "Bright Triangle" set and the arrow one on the left is from "Inspirational Words 3". 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great day, filled with love!


Sets used:

 



Materials: A Flair for Buttons, 7 Dots Studio, Teippitarha, Prima Marketing

05/12/2016

Be an epic - Scrap FX


Hello hello! Today I'm sharing with you a mini project - it's like a minialbum but also an ATC! Maybe small in size but it was so fun to make!

The inspiration for this project came from an ATC I got some time ago from Russia, from Andreeva. She exchanged a card with me and the card I got back was an ATCs but also a miniature notebook! I was so in awe and inspired! What an idea! Another source of inspiration was one of the 7 Dots Studio papers with this little card design on the other side. So I put one and one together and made this little booklet.

First I cut the individual cards out from the patterned paper and made them into a small minialbum. The mini is bigger than an ATC but the idea is the same. I did decorate the inner pages with some stamping and doodling as well, but the main focus is the cover. Part of the fun is that you can't open the book without destroying the cover design. That really intrigued me as well - something that wasn't on the ATC I received as I was able to take a peek inside without ruining the piece of art. I think I need to explore that route even more!

The cover is done using two stamps and three different chipboard shapes. The first layer is some stamped hearts with "Heart Spangles" stamp and gesso. On top of that is number 0 from the "Fancy Number Stamps" set - rest of the numbers are on the inside pages. "Snowflakes A" is the first chipboard layer and on top of that there's one star from the "Seeing Stars" set and also one of the pen nibs from "Art Pen Nibs". The snowflake is treated with some gesso, the nib with some ink and the star is embossed.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great start to December - let it be epic!


Products from Scrap FX:



Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Wow Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing, Ranger

04/12/2016

Masking tape cards - Craft Stamper


Happy second Advent! Christmas is drawing closer and closer! I don't know about you, but I'm not definitely ready for it yet! The plans are done, but need still time to make them real. 

Today I'm sharing two cards with you which are very special to me. Not maybe because of the techniques or products use although they are great as well. But what really makes these cards amazing to me, is the fact that the butterfly one was the cover of the Craft Stamperr magazine's August number this year! When I saw the cover I couldn't believe my eyes! So amazing! Thank you so much Trish for the honor!


The both cards belong to a Masterclass article titled "Masking Tape Wonders" with ideas how to use the humble, but oh so effective, material in crafting. As in all Masterclass articles, there's five different techniques with step by step photos. 

The January issue of the magazine hit the stores just a few days ago. You can see sneaks of the new issue here (link) in a post of the Craft Stamper blog. If you don't have the magazine yet, here's one possibility to get it (link) - and the August issue as well. And here's another possibility (link) to get the issue in digital format.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a pleasant Sunday and great start to the new week!


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Fiskars




03/12/2016

Light - 7 Dots Studio


Hello again! Like I said yesterday, this time I created two layouts for my monthly 7 Dots Studio post using the same composition and background technique. I just flipped the design around and used totally different collections and colors in the two pages. So the outcome is very different in the two! 


The first page was about gingerbreads, the start of my Holiday season. This other page is about Christmas lights - something that's very important to me as well. It might be connected to the fact that Finnish winter without snow and lights would be really, really dark!

The page is also about how wonderful it was to visit the city center with just the other of my two girls. That one on one time is so precious! The picture shows Helsinki in December last year when it was pouring rain the whole month and if I remember correctly there wasn’t much snow on the ground during the Holidays, either. I hope that’s not the case this year! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely December! May it be time of love and peace!


Materials:

Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Homegrown Um Wow Studio flair buttons


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Um Wow Studio, American Crafts, Prima Marketing

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