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!


Tea for fairies

I take part to Inspiration Avenue's challenge "Fairies".

I read also about their blog party, Fairies Tea Blog Party.
Maybe that's why the hot tea smells fairylicious? ;-)



This was the first time I participated for Inspiration Avenue. I think I'm gonna visit again to see other great challenges.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Doilies!

Here's my entry for It's all about the Vintage and Beauty -challenge. The theme was to use doilies.




I used a piece of blue doily along with background papers and quite a stripe of white doily when I made the big rosette. The edges I coloured with Vintage Ink.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fly away with me

Here's my entry for two challenges...
Sunday Postcard Art: Quirky
That Craft Place: Things With Wings



The card size is 6 x 4 inches. I used watercolours and water-based metal colours for the picture, and some ink for the text.

Thank you for looking! x

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Oriental Tea

Taking part to Collage Obsession's newest challenge "oriental".
The hot drink in picture is tea - which I also drink a lot! :)



The card size is 6 x 4 inches. I used acrylic colours for the background paper. Most of the images are cut from magazines, except coloured stamped picture.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ruudukko scräppäyksessä / Grid in scrap page

Tämä aukeama ottaa osaa Haaste[el]lista-blogitapahtuman haasteeseen #7: ruudukko / grid.



Ensimmäinen scräppäystyöni on nyt syntynyt, kiitos haasteesta! :)