Sunday, 29 April 2007


These are the cards I sent to Maitzu.
First there is two cards themed "travelling" and the last one is mini atc "anemone".

I'm back

I've been sick; some terrible viruses attached a week ago and had kept me deep in the bed! I noticed again that having fever drives me crazy and as the guys were sick too I still had to take care of them also. I'm so happy that it's over now.
I made some atc-cards to Hiekkaolivi's swap. I received these amazing cards from Maitzu.

Have to go I'll come back soon...
Thanks for swap Maizu!

Friday, 20 April 2007


I have tried to keep myself away from ATC's, as I know I'll be deeply addicted to these also. But here we are: I've got my first cards done and look what a beauties I received today from Kirsi! Aren't they gorgeous? In the letter there was also some very nice extras, I'm so impressed, thanks again you Kirsi!

The cards I made, can't get even near to Kirsi's quality, but as they were my first attempt for ATC's I'll probably be forgiven?
Two of the cards were themed "Tickled pink" and the last one was free.

New home

DCM's midweek special:

So, on to this week's Little Extra and another in our series of Boy Scout cards - you know - as in the scouting slogan "Be Prepared"! This time it's cards with a New Home theme.
Easy, eh? And, how nice are we? Helping you to get organised and always have the right card ready when you need it instead of scrabbling around to make one in a hurry!

Timing for this challenge was perfect for me, my brother has been working hard to make some extra rooms to their old house. I'll give this card to them to celebrate their almost new home.

It's written "KOTI" (=home),each letter on it's own side, so there is a lot of space for poems ect.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

The day of flowers -card

This week's DCM's challenge was to make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....

I've been living in Greece and in Cyprus couple of years ago. They both have quite similar cultures and mostly same festivals also. Something very different from ours is how they celebrate first of May: They have that day called "The day of flowers". They use to decorate their front door with flowers and have a picnic eating mostly vegetables. (Those flowers were later on taken to church, where they were burned, don't actually know why.)

So I made this card to celebrate the day of flowers. I crocheted the white flower, printed out the sentiment, cut the end of the card with Fiskars shape template and their cutter, added some patterned papers, ribbons, lace, silk flower and wooden button.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Caardvarks challenge

This is my card for Caardvarks star challenge. I painted a piece of felt with turquoise silk paint, cut the star out and stitch it with white thread. At the tag under the star is printed with computer; "a star is born".
Blue tag has text "onnea",which
means congrats. The tag has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder after stamping the text.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Black and white, orange and turquoise

Today I was asking myself, why do I like sketches so much. I think mostly because there is freedom to play with colours. I like color contrasts and this card is good example how well opposite colours work together.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007


DCM's midweek challenge was to make card using 5 circles, 3 squares and one flower.
I made a card using a felt flower, four circles cut out from different papers and a button. Three green mini squares I hand stitched with orange thread.

Monday, 9 April 2007

I'm not an artist!

Here is my request for DCM's this weeks challenge.
I was inspired by Joan Miro's Singing fish.I used it as a sketch and followed also the colours, but used lighter tones.
So I managed to change fish to flower-vase, didn't I?

Friday, 6 April 2007

Vintage card

I made this card for DCM's vintage challenge.
I used a photo taken from me as a one year old. (Makes me think am I really that old; vintage!!!) I colored the photo lightly. I then bumped the dress, I'm wearing at the photo, to scanner and got my background paper. Those metal fasteners are also as vintage as the photo; they have been saved from a vest I had about forty years ago!
I'm going to give this card to my mom at mothers day. Hope she'll love it. (Here in Finland we have the mothers day still ahead, we spend it the second sunday of may.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Three colours

Another quick card today. A bit too simple for me, but I still like it somehow.


I made this bag from Marimekko's Unikko (poppy)fabric. I love these colours in this design.

Something blue...

I find it quite difficult to work with blue colours, even blues are one of my favorite colours. I found this paper yesterday and felt totally love for it! I made a quick card first, as I just wanted to show you this brilliant paper. Hope you like it too.

Sunday, 1 April 2007


I made this chocolate brown card for DCM. Loved to do it. I stamped, painted, cut and decoupaged funky foam letters; made a stripe with scalloped scissors and added die cut flower.

BTW. I just noticed there is a bit white in a ribbon knotted to the button, but as I can live with it, hope you can too.