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Monday, January 20, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge - Hearts and 2nd blogaversary

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #23, where the theme is HEARTS. 
For both cards I used a heart die from Xcut/Docrafts. I made a card for a non specific occasion and a card with a choice of sentiment to congratulate someone on their birthday, on a new job or a new home.
 
 
1) "A balanced diet is a cupcake in each hand"
That's what this sentiment in Norwegian says. I think it's fun and works for a card for many or no occasion at all. A really old DP (Bo Bunny?) and the image is a pre colored topper from Katy Sue Designs.
This card is also for:  
Allsorts - #555 More Than A Single Word Sentiment
Crafty Catz - #489 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST FUNNY




2) "Congratulations on..."
I used a sentiment where you can tick off for the appropriate occasion, the choices being a birthday, a new job or a new home. I think this DP is from Bo Bunny, I used a spellbinder oval frame and a sticthed rectangular frame from MFT. The image is a pre-colored topper from Katy Sue Designs, which is also my "new" item.
This card is also for: 
Cute Card Thursday - #617 What's New'
Daring Cardmakers - SOMETHING NEW

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sketch with hugging cats

We are back with another sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug


I colored up Kitties with Promarkers.
I created a sort living room background with floor, wallpaper and a curtain. I used grey and white only.

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bugaboo's 10th birthday - Day 6 - Color challenge

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 10th birthday. You can see a list of all challenges for this celebration week here so you can work ahead.

I made my card using the image Ewe Move Me, colored with Promarkers.
If you're a regular follower you might have noticed I've been having lots of fun with my inks and brushos lately, but this is the last one of the batch I made. This is probably my favorite one, I like how it came out with the stamped grass and flowers.


This card is also for:
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #525 Animals
Creative Fingers - #177 ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bugaboo's 10th birthday - Day 5 - Make us laugh

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 10th birthday. You can see a list of all challenges for this celebration week here so you can work ahead.

I made my card using the image Make it Snappy - Birthday ewe. I colored the image with Promarkers. The background is made with Distress Oxides and brushos, experimenting with more colors this time.
Ribbon, a scrap of DP, washi tapes and stitching - a messy card for me but lots of fun to make.

This card is also for:
I love Promarkers - #401 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - #297 ANYTHING GOES

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bugaboo's 10th birthday - Day 4 - Farm bingo


Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 10th birthday. You can see a list of all challenges for this celebration week here so you can work ahead.  


For day 4 the theme is "BINGO".
I made my card using the new realease image. The background is made with just a few splatter of inks and brusho, I stamped a few curly party elements (no idea what they're called), added a piece of washi, ribbon and sentiment and stitchem them in place. The frame is made with a die from Altenew, which I glues and stapled in place.

This card is also for:
Seize The Birthday - #180 Birthday/Option - Layer It
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #34 - Anything Goes with a Critter
The Male Room - #127 Anything masculine goes

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bugaboo's 10th birthday - Day 1 - Farm birthday project

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 10th birthday. You can see a list of all challenges for this celebration week here so you can work ahead.

For day 1 the theme is "Farm birthday project".   I made my card using the images Bobblehead Farm Cow, Bobblehead Farm Pig and Bobblehead Farm Sheep. I colored the image with Promarkers. The background is made with Distress Oxides and brusho

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky - #463 No Designer Paper
Crafty Catz - #488 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST ANIMALS
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes




Ink #204 Fauna

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational. This challenge we'd like you to be inspired by the word 'Fauna'.

Yup, it's January, and I've already started making this year's Christmas cards. Here I used a stamp set from Avery Elle, new to me and used for the first time. I gave the arctic animals paper pieced hats and scarf, the sentiment is a combination of Dymo and die. A DP used as background. A clean and light weight card ready and done!
Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.
 
This card is also for:
Christmas 24 - #1 Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps Challenge - #46 Scarf
Tuesday Throwdown - #448 Something New
 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

First Stella Says Sketch of 2020


We are back with the first sketch challenge of 2020 over at Catch the Bug.


I colored up Dog Heart topper with Promarkers.
I placed it onto a background made with Distress Oxides and brusho. Using my stamping platform I first stamped the sentiment onto the background, then I added the image and stamped again. I think the sentiment came out nicely and without the booboos I feared would happen.
Along the edges I added a brand new washi tape.

This card is also for:
Crafty Friends Challenge - #126 Something New
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - New Stash

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Distress Oxides and brushos

Today starts the first challenge of 2020 over at Catch the Bug our challenge this week is Anything goes.

I used a pup holding a heart, colored with Promarkers.

For the background I tried something new for me, misxing Distress Oxides in reds and pinks and a little bit of brusho. I finally got hold of some watercolor paper, which I managed to keep quite flat.

I used a leftover piece of DP with hearts.
The sentiment is part of a new die/stamp set from Concord & 9th.

This card is for:
Alphabet Challenge - T IS FOR TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Craft Rocket Challenges - #66 Something New
Moving along with the Times - #114 All Things New



Thursday, January 2, 2020

First Christmas card for 2020

I hope you all had a great start on the new year. Since I had lots of Christmas items on my desk and I got a magazine with a freebie set of of cute Christmas cats I thought I would get started on this year's Christmas cards - only 11 months left before they need to get posted, lol.
I was inspired by the colors at Color Throwdown and was mindful of keeping my card light weight for postage.
I embossed the background, added a die cut scene all in white, added a chipboard sentiment and colored my cat with Promarkers.


This card is for:
Color Throwdown- #574
Sweet Stampers - #38 Christmas
Allsorts - 551/2 Anything Goes

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Ink #203 Tree photo

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - a photo.

For the background I used a script stamp and silver embossing powder. Next I added a snowflake embossed in white and covered with glitter paste. The stamp and die set is from Concord&9th. On top I added a paperdoll from Tim Holtz and made a sentiment with a die, my Dymo and a stamp.
Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:
Winter Wonderland - ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS
Dream Valley Challenges - #215 CHRISTMAS 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 6 - Color

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.


I colored up Polar Bear with Promarkers. The scarf is light green and purple (looking extra pale in the photo).
I used a purple ink and clear embossing powder on the vellum snowflake (the stamp and die are from Concord & 9th). The sentiment is from Avery Elle. The background is sprayed with a white mist.

This card is also for:
Creative With Stamps Challenge - #45 Polar Bear

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 5 - Photo

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.


I colored up the image crabby cat Christmas. The DP and sticker sentiment are from Tim Holtz, the stamped bow is Avery Elle. A bit of frantage fo snow.

This card is also for:
Crafty Animals - #33 Always Anything Goes (with animal)
Show us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes/ Meowry Christmouse

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 4 - Bingo

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.


I colored up the new release image with Promarkers. The sentiment strip is made with a Hero Arts die. I used a tree embossing folder for the background.

This card is also for:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #468 Anything Christmas Goes - option: Use The Word Merry
Crafty Cardmakers - #247 CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 16, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 3 - Gift card holder

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.



I made a gift card holder with the image Make it Snappy Goofy Reindeer and added glitter glue to the snowflakes.
I used various left over pieces of DP.  The one at the bottom (and behind the image) looks pink with the flash of my camera but IRL it looks more like white with a shine.

This gift card holder is also for:
Challenge Up Your Life - #118 Christmas Packaging
Creatalicious Challenges - #177 ANYTHING GOES with optional Christmas with a reindeer

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 2 - Sketch

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.


I colored up the image Sign it chibi reindeer with Promarkers. The sentiment strip is made with a Hero Arts die. I used snowflake stamps from various sets and machine stitched around the edges.

This card is also for:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Critters
Crafty Gals Corner - #202 Tis the Season

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 1 - Critter+snow

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.

I colored up the image Winter Birds - Skate with Promarkers. The backgrond is dry ebossed with snowflakes. I silver embossed a snowflake on vellum, the stamp and die are from Concord & 9th and added a Dymo+die cut sentiment.

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - S FOR SNOW
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #242 Christmas/Winter + ASentiment

Ink #202 - No stamping

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time Anila has chosen the theme - NO STAMPING.

I used dies from 3 different sets. A tree line, the children and the wreath (from Craft&You). I used glitter paste and the sentiment is chipboard.

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

This card is also for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #107 Winter Wonderland
Creatalicious Challenges - #176 Anything Goes + optional Winter 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Candy cane bear

Here's my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday image-  isn't it a cute one? You can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store later today.

I colored the image using Promarkers. I placed it on top of a white embossed snowflake on vellum, the stamp and die are from Concord & 9th. The striped backgrond is made with a die as well.

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas  Anything Goes + option : Candy Cane
Cutie Pie Challenge - #142 CHRISTMAS CUTIES

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Paperdolls and snowflakes


I've fallen in love with the paperdolls from Tim Holtz and the snowflake stamp and die set fro Concord & 9th. Here they are used together on 2 cards, one feminine and one masculine.
I used a script stamp and white ink on kraft for the backgrounds and sprinkled on a little bit of white frantage for snow. The larger snowflakes are white embossed and covered with glitter paste. 
The sentiment is a combo of a TH die and Dymo. The dolls were added on foam.


The feminine card I'd like to enter in these challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - I chose the June theme -Shabby or vintage - the post is here
Papercraft Challenges - #52 - Christmas
 


The masculine card I'd like to enter in these challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #17 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - #461 Winter clothing

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bells or ornaments

We are back with a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.


My immediate thought was to put my washi tapes to use. The image I used is Christmas Mouse - ornaments, and I didn't pay attention to the name because I was thinking bells and not ornaments, hence my choice of sentiment. Oh well....


This card is also for:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #467 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Quick and Easy
Crafty Catz - #486 ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL TWIST: LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gift card holder with Snowmen and Friends Duo

Monday is ‘Anything but a card’ inspiration day over at Catch the Bug. This year I've been making a few gift card holders. The others I've made has a paper belt to close the flap, but on this one I used magnets.

The image is Snowmen and Friends Duo and is colored with Promarkers. I added a silver snowflake sequin and used a white shimmer paper for a little sparkle. I cut a strip of paper with a stitched border die for decoration.

This gift card holder is also for:
Allsorts - #548 Christmas Gifts
Creative Knockouts - #326 Winter/Holidays

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ink #201

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - a word prompt - naughty.

A Tim Holtz sticker stating "naughty and nice list" was my starting point - so decided to go for a Santa cut out from a freebie paper and another freebie paper for the background. I added a die cut Lawn Fawn photo frame and die cut branches covered with glitter paste.

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

This is also for:
Fab n Funky - #459 Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - #110 Get Ready For Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I'll be home for Christmas...

Here is another Christmas card ready and done.

I used a sweet image from Penny Black. I actually think it's from a birthday set, but by adding a glittery die cut tree I think it turned out festive. I colored with my Promarkers and added glossy accent to the car windows.

The embossed background I received from Monika of Creative with Monika some time ago.
The sentiment is a chipboard one from Tim Holtz - I've used these a lot on this year's cards.

This card is for: 
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - #368 Holiday
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #520 Sparkle and Shine

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wreath/Flowers/Winter clothing

Christmas is quickly approaching and I got to get those last Christmas cards done. This card was surprisingly quick to make, I'm normally a slow card maker.

The wreath and dies used to decorate it are from the same Craft&You die set. I used glitter paste on the wreath and the poinsettias I ran through an embossing folder before inking the edges.
The girl is a paperdoll from Tim Holtz.
The background I stamped with white ink, using a script stamp.
Finally I added a sentiment and lots of liquid enamel accents around the wreath.

This card is for:
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wreath/X for FauX
Allsorts - #546 Christmas Flowers
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other Winter Clothing