Monday, March 30, 2015

A short introduction

What can I say? I was in such a hurry yesterday to get the first post out, that all my manners just flew out the window! It's really difficult to think of a way to introduce myself, especially in this virtual world :)

Well, my name is Sofia and I'm a craftoholic? Cardoholic? Nah, I love crafts and my craft of choice is making cards. I have also spiffed up a Pringles-tube or 2. Basically, I love papercrafts.

I'm Finnish, which makes my language of choice for the blog a little odd, I suppose, but since my crafting vocabulary is made up of what I've read in blogs and seen on youtube (let's not forget Pinterest!), I can manage producing text that's a lot more coherent this way. I mean, I'd still be using about 50% English anyway ;)

I'm a member in a bunch of different Finnish papercrafting communities on Facebook, and learned a lot from those fantastic ladies! Plus, basically, they've been real supportive when I've brought up the want of having my own blog :) <3

When I was expecting my son I was really into crocheting, around 2010. Through meeting a new friend in 2012 I was introduced to 3D origami, and through that I got into regular origami and kirigami! Then, spring of 2013, I happened to see a Vagabond in a brochure, and decided to research it.. I found the Big Shot, I found ebay, found a cheap starter pack from Germany, and away I went! So I made my first cards for easter 2013 :) And where most crafters work up to buying the Big Shot - for me that was where it started!

I also do some colouring - for now focusing on Promarkers and Distress Markers. The Promarker craze started last summer, and I've had the 37-set of Distress Markers for about 2 weeks now and I - LOVE - THEM!

Well, as previously stated - I live in Finland and here's the view out of my window today:

"Dear Weather, April Fool's is still 2 days away!!"

Lots of love,

Sunday, March 29, 2015

About time!

You know, I created my blog somewhere around fall 2014, and it's taken me THIS LONG to actually start it!

The reason for a quick, and sort of rushed start, is that the talented, creative, and always oh-so-funny Darnell over at is having another one of her fabulous NBUS challenges! Be sure to visit her fantastic blog for a entertaining read! I've been intending to join in the previous 3, but, see, I hadn't started a blog. Well, 4th time's the charm, right?

Now, let's see if I can manage to do link-ups and all the stuff that comes with it.. (My luck I won't even be able to upload the picture here!)

Ok, so Darnell's funner than fun challenge can be found here. I would urge everyone to clicky-click over there, but I suspect that most people coming this way, are coming from that way - know what I mean? 

And this is the card I'm entering with:

The NBUS parts of it are the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp sets - I happened to find them previously loved - and actually they were hardly loved at all, looked perfect to me! 

Other parts of the puzzle include Walnut Stain Distress Ink, white acrylic paint and a Brenda Walton Sizzix die. The leaves are cut out of watercolour paper, then spritzed and dipped in some Shabby Shutters and Evergreen Bough DI, and also added a bit of Pine Needles from a Distress Marker. The pink part is made from a piece of 4cc paper, glad wrap and a pink napkin from IKEA - my favourite way of adding a soft, velvet-y texture ;)

Thanks for visiting, and I'll hope to share another card soon!