Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I wish all of you a very happy and merry Christmas!! I haven't been able to make cards for a while because we have been with the whole family on holidays! It was nice to be in Dubai where the weather was sunny and warm... here's a photo of us wishing you a great Christmas time! 

And here's another photo taken here in Finland where everything is covered with snow... the weather was yesterday very cold, -27 degrees Celsius (-16.6 Fahrenheit), but fortunately today it is "only" -13 C or 8.6F !!

Friday, December 7, 2012

All my Love is Yours.

Here's my card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #126. I have to tell you why I felt like making a card with a heart... Can you imagine how chocked I was when I noticed that the diamond that was on my wedding ring was missing!!! And of course I wasn't at home... so it could be somewhere in the snow or in the car, who knows!! Well, when I got back home, I took a flashlight and look at the floors everywhere. And guess what?? It's incredible but I found it in the bathroom!!! I was sooo happy!!! My husband thought that I would never find it again! And so I just had to make a card for him!!

The heart is from the Seasons of Love - Tags set. The sentiments are also from the same set. The sentiment on the heart is framed with the Fancy framed Tags Two of Spellbinders. The stamped background is from the Way out West set. The vellum doily is made with the Dainty Doilies 2 Small set. I also made one vellum and two felt flowers with my Sizzix Flowers, 3-D die. I stitched the edges, added some ribbons, a bow, a button and a cute little key charm.

Here's Iwona's great sketch:


I will also enter this card to the CR84FN Color Challenge. We are asked to use burgundy, gray and cream as the main colors. Here are the beautiful photos for inspiration:

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Beautiful World! Naomi is our hostess this month and she chose to challenge us to create something that shines like ice and glass! So cuddle up with a cup of cocoa and get ready to embark around this beautiful world!

Did you know that your travels around the Flourishes World gives you the opportunity to WIN a free FLOURISHES STAMP SET?? All we ask is that you leave a comment on each one by December 31st for your chance to win!

If you've jetted in from Meredith's blog, then you have arrived at the right destination! If you haven't, perhaps you'd like to start your journey back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss all the beautiful inspiration along the way!

For my card I chose the beautiful stamp of the Christmas Candles set of Flourishes. I colored it and then added some glossy accents to make it look like glass. I also put some tiny red glass beads on the decoration around the candle.  The bow is made with some cream seam binding. The sentiment on the tag is from the retiring set Alleluia Angel. The layers are made with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and the Floral Ovals dies. The doily is made with the Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry die. One of the background is made with the retired Damask Background stamp of Flourishes. I clear embossed it. The other background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. The poinsettia is made with the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia dies. I stitched the edges, added some ribbons, lace, twine, a red button and two cute little bells to finish it off.

We have snow in Finland now and this morning the weather is very cold, -23 degrees Celsius (-9,4 degrees Fahrenheit)! It's time to put wood in the chimney and light candles!

Thanks for taking time to visit me, it's time to grab your passports and board Flourishes Flight BWT, your next destination is:

Naomi Gong

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Tree.

There's a great challenge at The Ribbon Reel. The challenge #42 is all about Pastel Christmas. We are asked to create a card using the colors cream, baby blue and pink and some bling. I just loved the trees that I made in my previous card and so I made a vellum Christmas tree with the Dainty Doilies 2 Small stamp set of Waltzingmouse. I added a silver star on the top of the tree. This one was made with the Nordic Winter stamp set. The background was made with the biggest of the Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies. I also added some beautiful ribbons that I won from The Ribbon Reel! Thanks again so much! I stitched the edges and added some rhinestones, a tag and two little bells to finish it off.

Lenet chose this beautiful Christmas photo for inspiration: