Thursday, November 29, 2012

White Trees.

Here's the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #125! This time I rotated the sketch and made white embossed vellum trees... I know, it doesn't look right like the sketch but I really wanted to make these trees with the Dainty Doilies 2 Small set. The little stars are from the Seasons of Love - Tags stamp set. I cut them and put them on foam pads. I cut the reindeer with my Cameo and the cute little embossed heart on the tag is from the Nordic Winter set. I just added some rhinestones, ribbons and two little bells to finish it off.

Here's the great sketch created by Jean Martin:


Friday, November 23, 2012

White Butterfly.

This week, I chose one of my favorite stamp, the gorgeous butterfly from the Nordic Spring set for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #124. I embossed it on vellum. The background is also made on vellum. I made many little squares with one of the doily of the Dainty Doilies - Large set to make it look like a crocheted blanket. I added two wings made with crackle accents, two Spellbinders hearts and one Marianne Design die cut under the butterfly. I also added two crocheted (the smallest is made by my Mom) and one vellum flower, crocheted lace, a velvet ribbon and some twine. The tag is made with the Opera Tags die cut and the sentiment is from the Opera Tags Stamps. To finish it off I added many little white pearls and a pink button.

Here's the great sketch made by Karin Ã…kesdotter:

I will also this card to the Ribbon Reel Challenge #41 'Crochet'. We are asked to create a card using crochet lace or crochet flower plus button and ribbon/twine. Here's the beautiful inspiration photo Zuzana has chosen:

Monday, November 19, 2012


Just in time for the Timeless Tuesday #195. We are asked to look at the photo below and make something that is inspired by the colors or objects we can see. I made a vellum heart with one of the stamp of the Hearts & Flowers set. I love it! I also made a felt heart, two Marvelous Squares die cuts and one Fancy Tags Two die cut of Spellbinders. The stamped background is from the Love and Lace stamp set. I stitched the edges, added some ribbons, lace and twine. I also added a little tag with a sentiment from the Tiny Flowers and Tags of Flourishes. Here it is:

Here's the beautiful photo for inspiration:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Apple Blossom.

This week I chose the beautiful apple blossom stamp of the Vintage Garden Flowers for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #123. The frame and the sentiment are both from the Vintage Garden Seed Packet stamp set. I put them on foam pads to give them a 3D effect. I stamped a few times the flowers on the border and added a vellum embossed chicken wire on it. I also added some lace, ribbons, twine and a pink button to finish it off.

Here's the great sketch created by Lenet Mos:


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lantern and White Candle.

This morning everything was white... and it's still snowing! So I wanted to make a white card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #122! I embossed the lantern with silver powder. I also put some acetate to make it look like glass. The candle is made on vellum with white embossing powder. Both of them are from the Bright Season stamp set. The white border and background are made on vellum with the Paris Nouveau stamp set. I stitched the edges with my sewing-machine. I just added a felt heart, ribbons, little bells and a rhinestone to finish it off.

Here's the great sketch made by Renee Lynch:


Monday, November 5, 2012

November Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Beautiful World! We have a fantastic Beautiful World Tour for you this month that truly showcases some worldly Flourished glamor! Betty Wright challenged the Beautiful World Team to the Beautiful World of Sparkle this month. Sit back and enjoy each stop on your Beautiful Tour to see how each designer chose to add some sparkle to their Flourished stamped creations.

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 November 30th for your chance to win!

If you've jetted in from Naomi'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 Christmas ornaments from the All That Glitters stamp set of Flourishes. The sentiment on the tag is from the retiring set Alleluia Angel. The different layers are made with the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. The doily is made with the French Pastry die of Cheery Lynn Designs. I embossed the white background with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. It looks like snow!

I put some glossy accents and glitter on the ornaments to make them sparkle! The green ornament was colored with my new Copic markers from the Olive Green Collection.
Copic Sketch OLIVE GREEN Collection

To finish off my card, I added some ribbons, silver metallic string, a rhinestone, a button and two cute little bells.

Here in Finland we already had our first snow and days are quite dark, we don't have a lot of sunshine anymore...  candles are just perfect for this time of the year!

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

Meredith MacRitchie

Friday, November 2, 2012

For You.

I just had time to make a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #121. I chose the beautiful dress from the You're Lovely stamp set. I made a white vellum dress with one of the doily of the Dainty Doilies 2 stamp set. The frame is made with the French Country set. One of the background is made with the Way Out West  and the other one is embossed with the Sizzix Sheet Music Set folder. The sentiment on the tag is from the Opera Tags Stamps. I just added some ribbons and lace and  two flowers. My Mom made the crocheted flower and the vellum one is made with the Sizzix Flowers, 3-D die . To finish it off I added some rhinestones and tiny buttons. It is so dark here today so it wasn't easy to have good photos.

Here's the great sketch made by Jeanne Jachna:


I will also enter this card to the CR84Fn66 Color Challenge. I really love these soft colors.