Friday, March 7, 2014

Waltzingmouse Friendly Feature.

Hello Everyone!

I'm so excited and happy to have been asked to be March's Friendly Feature over at the WMS Team Talk Blog. Thank you so much Claire and Lynn! I love Waltzingmouse stamps and I'm just so sad not to have enough time to craft as much as I used to… Our little 6 months old Leonel needs me now a lot!

Here below is my peek so if you would like to see the full card, please just go over to the WMS Team Talk Blog and leave me a message! Thank you!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For Jan.

I had the chance to meet Jan and her husband Mike this winter. We had a great time together and I will never forget these moments. Jan is a great lady and she has made so much for Flourishes.  I really wish you all the best, Jan!

I wanted to make You a special card for this great party! The sentiment of the set Flowers for Jan is just perfect… I love it and it's so true!! I chose these flowers, because I know that you love them and they are so beautiful! You can also see seven little rhinestones… two representing me and Timo and five for our children…




People will walk
in and out
of your life
but only a few
FRIENDS
will leave
footprints
in your 
HEART







Have a great day, Jan!! Wishing you good health and lots of hugs!!

Anne-Elise and family


Monday, January 6, 2014

January Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!

Anne-Elise here this month to welcome you to the first Beautiful World Tour of the year 2014!! I wish you all a beautiful, happy and crafty New Year!!

This month I'm the hostess and I chose the "Vintage" theme to challenge the team. I wanted to make something beautiful to start this new year and I chose the dress form from the Feminine Charm set. I colored it with different Copic markers: Creamy CollectionLenten Rose Collection, Cool Neutrals and Green Grass Collection. I made some flowers, stitched the edges, added different layers and a pink seam binding ribbon. The cute little tag is made with the classic tag die set and the sentiment is from the Tiny Flowers and Tags set. Three little buttons and white pearls to finish it off!





I also wanted to bring you a warm greeting from Florida where we spent our Christmas holidays this year. We had the chance to go to Pensacola (it was a very long drive from Miami) and see Jan and Mike and the Flourishes home base. We really enjoyed our time there. We went with Mike to the Naval Aviation Museum and then later to the beautiful beach. I had never seen a beach with white sand… it was really gorgeous!! Thank you again, Jan and Mike for the great time we had with you!! I'm just so sad because we lost all the photos that were on Timo's phone and so the first photo is the only one I have with Mike...





Thank you for taking time to visit me, it's time to grab your passport and board the Flourishes Flight BWT, your next destination is:



Monday, December 2, 2013

December Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the December Beautiful World Tour!

This month our lovely hostess is Meredith with the White As Snow theme!

Did you know that your travel around 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 Iwona'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 Handmade Snowflakes stamp set. I stamped the snowflakes on vellum with white embossing powder. The smaller snowflakes are made with the Warm Winter Wishes set. The gorgeous lacy background is made with the Love and Lace set. I stitched the edges and added a felt heart, a few die cuts, ribbons, lace and twine. Just a few rhinestones to finish it off!




Here in Finland we already have a little bit of snow and the days are quite dark. When I took this photo,  the sun was shining...


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

Monday, November 4, 2013

November Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the November Beautiful World Tour!

This month our lovely hostess is Bridget and our theme is an Off The Page project.

Did you know that your travel around 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 Bridget'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 project, I chose to make a little present for a baby. This little box can be used for the first tooth and curl of the baby, for example. The sentiment is from the Hello Baby! stamp set. I also added a pretty white butterfly made on vellum. This stamp is from the Gerber Daisies set. You can also see the cute little charms that were made with shrink plastic. These stamps are from the Simply Charming stamp set. The bow is made with some ivory seam binding.


A baby is a blessing,
a gift from heaven above,
a precious little angel,
to cherish and to love.







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

Monday, October 7, 2013

October Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the October Beautiful World Tour!

This month our lovely hostess is Dina and our theme is a Monochrome card.

Did you know that your travel around 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 October 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!

As you might have seen in my previous post, our little boy was born on the 13th of September! I wanted to make a card for him and that's why I chose the blue color! The hydrangea heart is from the beautiful Hearts & Flowers stamp set. I also made a vellum background with the Love and Lace set. The blue background is made with the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Die. I also added a cute little tag with a sentiment from the Tiny Flowers and Tags set. The ribbon was made with some blue seam binding. I stitched the edges and added some pearls and rhinestones on the heart to finish it off.







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


BW-Aleksandra

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Great News!


Hello Everyone!

I'm so happy to announce you that our dear and sweet little boy was born on the 13th of September 2013!! And can you believe that he was born on our 16th wedding anniversary day!! We couldn't have a better gift!! The number 13 has always been a lucky number for us! We really feel so blessed! These past 9 months haven't been easy, but now we are all enjoying being able to hold our little sweet heart. Here in Finland, the baby's name is only given at the baptism, so we still have a little bit time to think about the name! 




Our baby boy's weight was 2900 grams and 48 cm at the birth. He is so cute and tiny!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bedtime Story Sketch Challenge.

Hello Everyone!

I'm so happy to have been able to make a card for this Waltzingmouse sketch challenge #2! I know, you haven't seen me a lot here on my blog during these last few months... so many things have happened and I really wished I had more time for crafting... I now just hope that I will soon be able to share very special news with you!!

This time I chose to make a baby card for a little boy. I used the Country Labels No.4 for the frame and the Nordic Baby stamp set for the sentiment. There are many different layers and also three little roses made with my Sizzix Flowers, 3-D die. I added a bow with a little white heart, a Welcome tag and a few pearls and here it is:








Here's the Bedtime Story Sketch #2:

PAJAMA-PARTY-sketch-2


Have a great day and see you soon here on my blog!



Monday, September 2, 2013

September Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the September Beautiful World Tour! Time is just going so fast... summer is almost over in Finland and we can already feel the fall coming... the weather is not so warm anymore and the nights are dark.

This month our lovely hostess is Aleksandra and our theme is a Postcard!

Did you know that your travel around 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 September 30th for your chance to win!!

If you've jetted in from Aleksandra'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 Antique Map and the S' More Fun stamp sets. I know, my card doesn't really look like a postcard, but I was thinking about something connected to travels because when traveling you often send a postcard! This summer we had the opportunity to travel a little bit around Finland in a motorhome and that's why I chose this cute caravan! A postcard is usually flat, but I just couldn't leave it without some extras! So I put some lace and twine! The Antique Map image was stamped on vellum. I also stitched some of the edges and here it is:








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

Meredith MacRitchie

Monday, August 5, 2013

August Beautiful World Tour.


Beautiful World Graphic


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the August Beautiful World Tour! This month our lovely hostess is Naomi and the theme is a Flower Representing Our Country.

Did you know that your travel around 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 August 31st for your chance to win!!

If you are doing the whole hop and have arrived straight from the Flourishes Blog, you are in the right place!

For my card, I chose the beautiful Waterlilies stamp set. I embossed the flower with white embossing powder on vellum and fussy cut three layers. The leaves were colored with the Copic Sketch Green Grass Collection. The pink layer under the waterlily is made with one of the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals Dies. I also made a cute little heart charm with the Simply Charming stamp set. I added a Solid Wrinkled Ivory bow, some lace and Kraft and Ivory twine. I stitched the edges and added three little pins and rhinestones to finish it off!






Finland is a country of thousands of lakes, about 188 000 lakes! In many of them you can find different types of beautiful water flowers, but these ones are my favorite! They are just gorgeous! Last summer our kids found a baby frog in the garden of our summer cottage and they put it on a waterlily. We took some pictures before putting the cute little frog back in the lake!




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

BW-BridgetFinlay

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Beautiful World Tour.

Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to the July Beautiful World Tour! This month our hostess is Sasha and the theme is Citrus!

Did you know that your travel around 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 July 31st 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!

Citrus wasn't an easy theme for me.... I think that it's my first card with something yellow!!! I chose the beautiful Garden Gate stamp set and made white embossed vellum flowers. I colored the leaves with my green Copics from the Olive Green Collection. The sentiment is from the same set as the flowers. I also added a cute vellum butterfly from the Gerber Daisies set. The bow was made with some sunflower - primrose seam binding and twine. I stitched the edges and added some pearls and tiny silver glass beads to finish it off!




"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."





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

BW-BridgetFinlay

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Beautiful World Tour.


Beautiful World Graphic


Hello Everyone! Welcome to the June Beautiful World Tour! Once again, it's time to get those passports ready, grab a cub of coffee and prepare to travel the world! This month our hostess is Meredith and the theme is Neutrals and Texture.

Did you know that your travel 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 June 30th for your chance to win!!

If you've jetted in from Aleksandra'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!

Some of my friends have had a baby and so I thought about doing a neutral baby card with many different textures. I made the cute onesie with one of the Hello Baby! stamps. I added vellum wings, a felt Spellbinders scalloped heart and an antique lace circle which was made with the Love and Lace stamp set. The two last layers were made with the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies. I also made a vellum lace with the Lace and Trim stamp set and stitched the edges. To finish it off I added a cute tag with a heart from the Mix-n-Mugs set, ivory twine, lace, pearls, a wooden button and two wooden pegs.







Here in Finland we have now a wonderful summer weather... the sun is shining and it's very warm, in fact it's quite unusual for us... usually summer comes later, but we are really enjoying this great weather! Schools are over and they will start again in August! We have a long summer holiday and kids enjoy going swimming in the lakes!

I wish you all a great day too!!

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

Iwona Palamountain