Sunday, November 18, 2012

Light and darkness

Now this comes a bit late, but I just had to share tonight's best part: the fireworks!

I took some photos for Inspiration Avenue's challenge "Look through a window and tell what you see". The first two photos were best of the week's shooting... Nothing interesting, I thought. The night comes so early in this time of the year in Finland.

Midday:



Evening:



But there's something good in this darkness:




The fireworks looked amazingly bright and lovely in the darkness! Even my boyfriend said they were quite romantic - what a charming comment, don't you think? ;-)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Inner strenght lifts you up...

...when it's time to take wing. I find red colour powerful and energetic - it encourages to take action.

Taking part to Collage Obsession's challenge "red". This subject gave me a push, thank you for that. :)



I started my red collage with my favourite fairy picture and the rest just came along... Completed the details with black ink and metallic gel colours.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Is the a Perfect Man...

Collage Obsession challenged us to use the theme "Men".

Here's an ATC I got ready. The first quote says "If you need company, take a cat. Don't ever get married". Well, that might be better than finding out the Prince Charming is made of soap... (Saippuaprinssi= Soap Prince)




Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spooky Halloween Greetings

Taking part to Sunday Postcard Art's last Halloween challenge "purple, green, orange and black".



(31/10/2012 Got a better pic today!)
That's a card that I'll definitely bring along with me this weekend!

Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Taking part to Sunday Postcard Art's challenge "Retro Halloween". I think my early concept of Halloween, back in 80's, looked very much like this:


Classic ghost outfit looks still fun! ^_^ Although I have grown too big to use linens, lol!
Thank you for looking & enjoy the festivities!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Enjoying the season

My favourite season...

is colourful. The autumn leaves (called here as ruska) are breathtaking in Finland!





A warm cup of tea is the favourite refreshment of my boyfriend and myself when temperature declines...


Here's something that makes rainy days enjoyable:




As days get shorter, I love to photograph also the vibrant sky:


With these photos I take part to Inspiration Avenue's challenge in which everyone posts about their favourite season.

Thank you for looking! Hope you'll have great autumn!

Witching Hour

Hi all! As Halloween approaches I find seasonal challenges inspire me daily. If I just had enough time to take part to them all... ;-)

Collage Obsession challenged us with theme "witches". These twins definitely got few tricks in their mind - I wonder if they could stop the time for me?


Friday, October 19, 2012

Movie poster

Had very much fun with Take a Word's new challenge POSTER.
Glad to be with you this week!

Here's my imaginative movie WINGS:


Doing this as a paper collage was challenging, but after finding the background picture it started to go on more smootly. The "actors" had such intriguing expressions that they had to be hired! ;) They also had an effect for the title and the punchline.

I think the movie is some kind of a thriller with a dark secret involved... ;-)

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ghost Ball

Had fun with the watercolours and Sunday Postcard Art's new challenge "By the Light of the Full Moon".

I've been reading a historical novel and it inspired me to create a Ghost Ball...


Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gaia

Here's my entry for Take a Word's challenge blue. I was inspired of different blue elements in nature...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gleaming Dragonflies

There are some beautiful photos of dragonflies at Inspiration Avenue's blog!
Here's something I made after giving the challenge a good night's sleep...


I think they are perfect for cards and gifts! :)

Beside the inspiring pictures I applied the instructions of Clare Youngs (Papercrafting in No Time, 2010). Btw, in case you have read the book, I sketched my own patterns for these dragonflies...
This was a quick project in which one needs very little materials: some clothe spins (these were about 2 inches long), sequins, craft gems and glossy papers in three colours.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pssst! You might want to know that...

It's time to celebrate! It's all about Vintage and Beauty -challenge is one-year-old! Congrats! By clinking the picture of their yummy blog candy below you're gonna find more details of the birthday party. :)



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thank you TMTA!


 I read yesterday that Think Monday - Think ATC -challenge is coming to its end. Sad to hear about that. I have enjoyed the challenges. With ATC cards you can do various things and have different themes. Even those that wouldn't fit in greeting cards

 I hope I will find another ATC challenge, right now there's none I know of... If you know any, please leave a comment.

Now here is a collection of every ATC I've made for TMTA. Hope you enjoy watching it. :)










Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tired but looking forward to this weekend!

I'm glad it's almost Friday!  I have to share exhausting tidings so you might understand my relief. Hope you won't mind...

In Tuesday morning I happened to spill some hot tea all over my keyboard and pile of craft things... What a mess! Luckily the keyboard now works, whew. It just needed a day to get dry. The craft things I had to throw away were only left-overs and few paper flowers, which was not so bad.

Back to Tuesday! Somehow I got in time to work but there were bad news waiting. A new exhibition of our project lacks the person keeping it open. So it's up to us to keep the exhibit open for citizens. It's not so bad but the days are getting longer than office hours.

And, naturally, we have to carry our current tasks along, blah... Well, enough about that. I'm happy that this will be over in few weeks.

Now some good news... This weekend I can compensate the lack of hobby time by going to a craft event! It's Passion for Crafting. Yay! :)

To get to right mood, let's put some pics at the end. Here are some old challenge cards from my other blog. I thought you might enjoy seeing them here because I continue to participate on this blog.

Here is my interpretation of Sunday Postcard Art's theme "Shabby Chic". Made in November 2011.



This one, made also in November 2011, is my first card for the It's all About the Vintage.



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Colourful summer

In this summer I have been photographing more than ever. I have been somewhat sick all the time so I got energy from colourful flowers that I took photos of. It was also a good way to have light exercise. :-)

These four pictures are actually taken in end of May in Estonia. The weather and nature were already in summer mood.


In Finland we our first summer flowers looked like this:



In July and August me and my boyfriend took a walk or made a bike trip to nearby nature...

It seems to me that I have been getting better in photographing. It's great to catch the mood of the moment in a picture! Sometimes I draw my surroundings, but the other times camera is handy - especially with butterflies!