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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Inkspirational #193 - Travel

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time I have chosen the theme: Travel.

The starting point of  my card was the die cut globe made with a Tim Holtz die. I covered the paper with metallic gilding polish and frantage. Then I added a die cut plane (from Die-versions) and a sentiment from a Kaiserkraft paper pad. Backgrond papers from Maja Design and one brand unknown.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for: 
Southern Girls - Fathers Day/Masculine

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Same Christmas Tree - two different designs


Over at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge the theme is "Christmas Card/Christmas Card: Christmas Tree". I was so lucky to win a Bo Bunny (Feeling Festive) stamp set over there not long ago, so what better choice than to use the tree from this set?



Card 1: Gold
For this card I heat embossed the tree and a sentiment from Hero Arts in gold. Gold frantage was added as well as a gold string from stash.
This card is also for: Addicted to Stamps and More - #353 Holidays


Card 2: White and silver
I stamped the tree with white ink. Once dry I heat embossed the sentiment in white. I applied some white ink around the edges and scored a frame. Then I added silver string from stash and mounted the panel onto silver mirri card.A little gem was added to the star on the top of the tree.
This card is also for: Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Add a Tree

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Still making Christmas cards...

Not much card making done this past week. Last weekend I didn't make a single one, it was too hot. Norwegian homes are made for preserving the heat, not ideal when the temperatures go above 30 celsius outside...

I need many Christmas cards, so for my DT card for Catch the Bug I made a card with Goofy Reindeer colored with Prommarkers. The theme is Anything Goes this week, so you can join in with whatever type of card or project you want.

I used a wooden patterned DP with spots and trees printed on it. I only added my image, lots of frantage for snow and a chipboard sentiment from Tim Holtz. The coloring and fussy cutting took a little time, but the rest was really quick.

This card is also for:
I love Promarkers - #389 Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #103 It's snow time
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #504 Going Dotty

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Inkspirational #192 - Fold

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this timewe have a word prompt - FOLD.

I didn't know what to do, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I came over Jennifer McGuire's bridge card tutorial - you can check it out here.
I use some old DPs. The dressmaker is die cut with a Spellbinders die, which I haven't used for more than 3 years. I stamped a butterfly to make wings for it. Added a piece of ribbon as well.
Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:
Creations in Pink - #12 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas in July - Photo (day 6)

It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 6 we have a photo challenge with a movie theme.

I was inspired by the trees of the photo and the ladies' outfits in the movie, but also I kept my card mostly white as in White Christmas. I've used a tree landscape die from Amy Design. The panel is cut with a Penny Black one. I heat embossed glitter and frantage for snow. The image is called Sunbonnet Winter and be found here.

This card is also for:

Crafting By Designs - Christmas
Rudolf Days - July
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #102 Include a Tree

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas in July - Bingo (day 4)

It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 4 we have a bingo with a movie theme.
 
I used an image from the winners' set, it's not an elf, but I believe elves serve Santa cocoa to get him "in shape" for Christmas. My bingo line is the horizontal middle row. I colored the image using Promarkers and Stickles for sparkle. The  DP is an old one that came with a magazine. I added a die cut straw and a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment.

This card is also for:
Shopping Our Stash - #400 Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - #470 ANYTHING GOES / CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Christmas in July - Sketch (day 2)

It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 2 we have a sketch with a movie theme.


I used the image Reindeer Peeker and a masculine design. Papers are Maja Design, the sticker and chipboard sentiment are from Tim Holtz. I added a few die cut snowflakes.

This card is also for:
The Male Room - #115 Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - #522 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #447 Anything Christmas Goes with optional use a die or punch

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Christmas in July - Favorite movie from photo (day 1)

It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges.
For day 1 we want you to make a project with inspiration from one of the movies in the photo:
I used the image Christmas kidz 01, colored it with Promarkers, added glitter glue and cut it with a photo die from Lawn Fawn. The hearts are from the same die set. The sentiment was a freebie. The background is embossed with a 3D Tim Holtz wodden embossing folder.

This card is also for:
Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July
Crafty Gals Corner - #196 Christmas in July
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #12 Anything Goes

Friday, July 19, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge - Garden

I have two cards to share, for the Twofer Card Challenge #18, which is GARDEN. 
For both cards I used a butterfly stamp from Visible Image.
I made a "best wishes" and a "just a note" card. 
 


1) Best wishes
On my first card I heat embossed the butterfly with Black sparkle EP. It's beatiful in real life. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I added a bit of splatter using blue DI with water and a brush. The panel is mounted onto a background embossed using an EF from Tim Holtz.
 This card is also for: 
Papercraft Challenges - #41 Glitter / Sparkles
Allsorts - #528 Clean and Simple 


2) Just a note
On my second card I heat embossed the butterfly with gold EP. I cut parts of the butterfly as a square and mounted it at an angle onto another square. I used a musical note stamp on the background. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I added a bit of splatter using purple DI with water and a brush.
  This card is also for:
Crafting from the Heart - #247 ANYTHING GOES

Monday, July 15, 2019

Gift card holder with snowman

Monday is ‘Anything but a card’ inspiration day over at Catch the Bug. This year I'm making a few gift card holders, and this is the second one I've made.

I’ve used papers that I've had for a long time and I'm not sure where they're from.
The snowman is part of the  Christmas Trio Block, colored with Promarkers.


This gift card holder is also for:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Gifts - no cards allowed
Krafty Chicks - #463 Christmas In July
Little Red Wagon - #505 - Christmas

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Inkspirational #191 Photo (banners, kites, balloons)

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and it's a photo challenge.


I was inspired by the kites and clouds on the cookies on the bottom row as well as the spots on the background.

I used stamps from two different sets from Lawn Fawn. The die cut frame is also from LF. I die cut some grass and added a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #28 Anything Goes with a Critter
Creatalicious Challenges - #166 Anything Goes + optional 2 or more designer papers
Crafting By Designs - Pets

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Inkspirational #190 - Three or five

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's the easy option of using 3 or 5 of something.

I went with 3s and added poinsettias sparkled up with frantage and sequins.
The paperdolls and chipboard sentiment are from Tim Holtz. The striped DP is Maja Design, the vintage one was a leftover piece.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies and our guest designer - Milla from Mustesormi blog.

This card is also for:
Crafty Gals Corner - #194 Polka Dots and/or Stripes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #52 Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #13 Glitter, Sparkle and Shine

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New release - Ornaments brats

Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is one of Jodie's latest images.

The image is colored with Promarkers. Glitter paste was added around the edges. The red and green DP was a freebie. I had some banners ready cut in my stash. The sentiment chipboard is from Tim Holtz. 

This card is also for:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #11 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland -  USE RED AND GREEN
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #443 - Anything Christmas Goes

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Recipe 2 buttons, ribbons and DPs

Over at Catch the Bug there's a recipe challenge this week:
2 buttons + 2 ribbons + 2 designer papers.

The mouse will be available in the Bugaboo store soon . I cut away the thread part of the image and added a silver one from my stash as well as 2 stamped bobbins and buttons.
I've used a tag die from MFT and old paper dies from Penny Black.
I attached a metal charm t the ribbons. Papers are freebie and aja Design.

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #27 Anything Goes with a Critter
Cutie Pie Challenge - #136 RIBBONS AND BOWS
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Travel/Vacation

    My vacation is coming up, so a travel themed card seemed fitting. My trip isn't to Paris, but it's the theme of my card.
    The pink background DP is filled with prints of the Eiffel Tower and I even added a stamped one.
    I gave the girl a paper pieced hat. All stamps, except the speech bubble and sentiment, are from Penny Black.

    This card is for:
    Allsorts - #524 Travel
    Pile It On - Transportation and/or Holiday/Vacation
    Double Trouble Challenge - Double Dare
    Penny Black Saturday Challenge - June Anything Goes  (2nd entry)

      Sunday, June 16, 2019

      Goofy Reindeer

      There’s a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this time we have a BINGO challenge. I used the vertical row to the right. 

      My image is Make it Snappy Goofy Reindeer, colored with Promarkers. I used a scrap og black and white DP. The cardboard sentiment is from Tim Holtz. I added a die cut snowflake circle frame and a single die cut snowflake with a button.

      This card is also for:
      C.R.A.F.T. -  #517 Christmas
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas with Option of nontraditional Colors
      Sparkles Forum Christmas - #101 Include a Reindeer

      Saturday, June 15, 2019

      Inkspirational #189 - Garden

      We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a garden theme. There are plenty of options with this one, please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies and our guest designer - Milla.

      I don't use butterflies often, but here they have taken center stage. I've used butterfly dies from Penny Black. I added a coat of white gesso and sprinkled on some white and gold frantage.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the blooms. The sentiment came free with a magazine. The colors are a lighter in real life, I was unable to capture the right shades with my camera...
       
      This card is also for:
      Penny Black Saturday Challenge - June Anything Goes
      Craft Rocket Challenges - #60 Summer is Coming
      Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds, Bees, Butterflies

      Monday, June 10, 2019

      Twofer Card Challenge, Bees and Sketches

      I have two cards to share, for the Twofer Card Challenge #17, which is BEES. 
      For both cards I used dies from Memory Box. The choice was rather easy as it was the only bee element I found in my stash of rubber stamps and dies. It's quite fiddly to put these bees together,  adding the stripes and all. I added glitter glue to the wings and gave the bees a coat of glossy accent as I wanted to make sure every glued element wold stay in place.
      I made a birthday card and a 'just because' card. 
       
       
       
       
       
      1) Birthday card
      On my first card I used foam stamps from Tim Holtz to ake the flowers and leaves sing black ink and Distress Oxides. The birthday greeting came free with a magazine. I cut the sentiment with a stitched cloud/speech bubble die from MFT. Washi tape strips added to the side to mimic the Sunday Stamps sketch.

      This card is also for: 
      Happy Little Stampers Dies June- Always Anything Goes with Dies
      Sunday Stamps - #206 Sketch


       
      2) An uplifting 'just because' card
      For my second card I used a sentiment and flower stamps from Penny Black. I had planned to go with no coloring on this one but I couldn't resist adding blue lines around the images to make them stand out a bit more.
       

      This card is also for:
      Penny Black and More – (June) Blooms, Butterflies, Bugs
      CAS(E) This Sketch! - #325 Sketch

      Saturday, June 8, 2019

      Fairytale/Fantasy

      There’s a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this time we have a theme challenge: Fairytale/Fantasy.

      My image is from Birthday Unicorn Set 2.
      I stenciled the brickwall with grey DI, colored the image with Promarkers, added a bit of glitetr glue and frantage.
      The birthday greeting in Norwegian itranslates "Enjoy your day and eat a lot of cake".

      This card is also for:
      Seize The Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes
      Shopping Our Stash - #397 Stencil Me This
      Crafty Catz - #465 ANYTHING GOES / OPTIONAL TWIST BIRTHDAYS

      Thursday, June 6, 2019

      Stripes and Christmas flowers

      The number of Christmas cards I need increases from year to year, and I try to avoid having to making lots last minute. I’m no good at creating under pressure. So here’s another one done and ready.

      The Art of Stripes: Over 30 ways to wear stripes: Amazon.co.uk: Hardie Grant, Libby VanderPloeg: 9781784881511: Books I was inspired by the book title for the stripes, and also the colors of the cover, although my DP is a much deeper red that the woman’s trousers. The poinsettias are a traditional Christmas element, but I feel that the look of the design is more modern than traditional? I cut the flowers from fun foam and added a few pearls and sequins.

      This card is for:
      The Library Challenge - The Art of Stripes
      Happy Little Stampers Christmas - June - Anything Goes + Non-traditional
      Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Garland, leaves or Christmas flowers  

      Wednesday, June 5, 2019

      Eyewear Day

      This is my DT card for "Eyewear Day" and the "Humor me Wednesday"-post over at Catch the Bug.

      The image is named Book Sitter 2 and I colored it using Promarkers, fussy cut and mounted it onto a die cut bench.
      The tree is made with a die from Memory Box, I used diffrent DIs and embossing powder on it.
      The background is made with papers from Maja Design, cut with a Penny Black die.

      This card is also for:
      Papercraft Challenges - #38 For Men and Boys
      Dream Valley Challenges - #203 ONLY BOYS ALLOWED
      Cute Card Thursday -  #584 Masculine

      Saturday, June 1, 2019

      Inkspirational #188 - woman photo

      We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a photo challenge. I picked the simple choice of using a stamp from Stamping Bella with a long legged girl.

      It wasn't deliberate but this card actually turned out to be a one layer card - I don't make many of those.
      My image was stamped over the edge - that was delibarete - I did a little bit of coloring, stamped a bold sentiment and added frantage for sparkle.

      Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies and our guest designer - Milla from Mustesormi blog.
       
      This card is also for:
      The Crafty Addicts - #60 Anything Goes
      The Creative Crafters - #16 Anything Goes

        Saturday, May 25, 2019

        Roses in vases

        There’s a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this time we have a color challenge.

        I used the image Rose Vases which I colored with Promarkers and cut apart. I placed the rose vases upon a Maja Design DP which was cut with a die from MFT.
         
        This card is also for:
        I love Promarkers - #381 Anything Goes with option of Flowers
        Little Red Wagon - #498 Flowers
        Brown Sugar - #290 FLOWERS

        Saturday, May 18, 2019

        Inkspirational #187 Gold dipped

        We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time Marlena has chosen the theme of "Gold dipped". An interesting theme, right?

        I actually thought this was going to be easy-peasy, I love gold, but then I started to complicate things with the "dipped" part.
         As  you can see I "dipped" my reindeer in gold embossing powder. The stars are stencilled with gold glitter paste, I partly dry embossed the background and stapled on some sequins.

        In my head I visualized a wintery look - ombré style - going from white to more and more gold. It didn't really turrn out like I hoped it would, and no time to do a remake right now but when I get some more time on my hands I might have another go...
        My teamies did a great job -please head over to the challenge blog to have a look.