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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Catch the Bug photo challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug. This time it's  a photo challenge. It's rare for me to make Halloween cards, but I think the colors suited one and I chose thos sweet Knobby knees witch, colored with Promarkers.
I used an orange Halloween themed paper with a little sparkle on for the background - this must be one of the oldest ones in my DP collection. Otherwise I used a die cut frame, Dymo sentiment (trick or treat in Norwegian), a sticker and a star brad.
This card is also for:
Cutie Pie Challenge
- #152 TOO CUTE TOO SPOOK
Make My Monday
- #133 ORANGE AS A DOMINANT COLOR
Crafty Calendar
- Halloween

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sketch #817 with Autumn Deer

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used Autumn Deer.

I used leftovers from two different DPs and an old cardboard border. The leaf with sentiment is die cut. The bacground is made with Distress Oxides and a leaf stamp from Concord&9th. 

This card is also for:
Moving along with the Times- #123 Animals and/or Birds
Shopping Our Stash - #431 - Happy Fall Y'all

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Ink #224 Photo with witch

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a photo challenge.
I found this witch at a fair, I couldn't resist getting her. She's from Lost Coast Design. I don't have many Halloween themed stamps and couldn't find a fitting sentiment, but I will be on the lookout for one. I was also onspired by the colors and layout of the photo, I used blue, orange and brown inks. I used a text stamp and leaf and greenery border stamps from Concord&9th.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.

This card is also for:
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween Time
Papercraft Challenges - #63 Autumn Colours



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Cat blocks - birthday

Over at Catch the Bug, Thursday is 'Oldie but goodie' day and that's when we showcase some of the older Bugaboo images.

I used images from the mini set Cat blocks, colored with Promarkes in blue and grey tones. The other stamps used a re from Hero Arts and I added 3 enamel dots from my stash.

This card is also for:
I love Promarkers - #421 Anything Goes +option of Birthday

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Hello Fall

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug. The theme is "Hello Fall".
I used an image from the set Mini Set - Leaf blocks, colored with Promarkers - I do love this set! The sentiment is made with dies from Concord&9th . I used golden ink for splatter and I added 3 enamel dots from my stash.

This card is also for:
Sweet Stampers - #48 Autumn or Halloween
My Time to Craft - #442 Autumnal Colors
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #261Fall/Halloween Sentiment




Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sketch #816 with Gus Tidbits - Spontaneous

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used Gus Tidbits - Spontaneous.
I decided on coloring the armchair black, just like my father's. And then I continued a black and grey theme with my choice of washi tapes and enamel dots. I colored the image with Promarkers. The sentiment is a fun birthday one in Norwegian.

This card is also for:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #476 Monochrome
Alphabet Challenge - ANYTHING BEGINING WITH M (Man/masculine)

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Ink #223 Angle It

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's Marlena who chose the theme: ANGLE IT.

This theme proved to be a challenge for me, which caught me by surprise. Apparantly I'm close to being obsessed keeping things straight and orderly. I looked through my previous cards and I couldn't find one that totally fits the theme. I used a leaf border stamp from Concord&9th and it's not placed straight, neither horizontally nor vertically. It's placed at an angle. If you look closely you will also see that the Season die cut is not straight either. Sentiment dies are from Concord&9th and the leaf dies are Lawn Fawn.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what the my INK-teamies have made.

This card is also for:
Try It On Tuesday
- Autumn Colors
Always Fun Challenges
- #182 DIE CUTTING

                             

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Autumn leaves

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug. It's a photo, I was inspired by the autumn colored leaves on the trees.

I used images from the set Mini Set - Leaf blocks, colored with Promarkers. The sentiment is made with dies from Concord&9th and Penny Black. I used golden ink for splatter and I also gently pushed the die cuts against the ink pad to get some gold on the sentiment as well. Finallay I added 3 enamel dots from my stash.

This card is also for:
Crafty Catz - #520 ANYTHING GOES/COLORS OF AUTUMN
Dream Valley Challenges - #233 MAKE IT DIGITAL (NO STAMPS ALLOWED)
Krafty Chicks - #526 All Occasions

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gnomes X 2

I have made two cards using the same gnome from Stamping Bella and the same basis layout - one for him and one for her. It's been a long time since I made something other than A2 size - these are square ones measuring 4x4 inches, practical for postage. All papers used are from Maja Design. The flowers and hat are paper pieced.


The masculine version is for: We Love Chocolate Baroque - September: Wings/Anything Goes

 

 

The feminine version is for: Allsorts - #589 My Lovely Garden

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sketch #815 with Gus Birthday - Old Fart

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used Gus Birthday - Old Fart.

I decided on using blue and green as my main colors, found a DP from Maja Design where I could use both the front and back, a blue and green paper for panneling and a dotted green ribbon.
I colored the image with Promarkers and a white gel pen. The sentiment is a fun birthday one in Norwegian. 

This card is also for:
Daring Cardmakers - MASCULINE MAKES

 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Ink #222 Day

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a word prompt: DAY. There are so many options, but I went with a card suitable for the occasion of an engagement, a wedding or anniversary, for a mature couple who would keep things rather on the simple side and not too formal.  

The pigs are made with clear stamps from an Aall & Create set. I gave them paper pieced clothings using scraps, and Mrs Pig also got enamel liquid pearls for her necklace.
The sentiment is from MFT. I used fun foam for the die cut heart background and red mirri card for the smaller one. 

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what the my INK-teamies have made.

This card is also for:
Freshly Made Sketches - #453 Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. - #569 Wedding/Anniversary
Try It On Tuesday - Use Your Scraps

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Autumn and winter trees

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #31, where the theme is TREES.
For both cards I used a tree stamp which is part of a Hero Arts set. 
I made a "thinking of you" card and a Christmas card. 

 
 
 
Card #1:
For this card I used a freebie sentiment, all other stamps belong to the same Hero Arts set.
I used brown, orange, green and gold inks to create an autumnal scene. I used the gold ink with water to make splatter.
 
This card is also for:
Moving along with the Times - #122 Create A Scene
Crafty Gals Corner - #211 Fall colors
 
 
Card #2:
The layout is inspired by the sketch below. 
Allsorts celebrate their birthday and would like to see us use things we love - I've used frantage and my preferred sentiment combination, using my Dymo and a die.
The background is made with a stamp from Concord&9th' Seasonal borders stamp set along with purple inks from Altenew - the "Enchanted Garden" kit. All other stamps are from Hero Arts, as is the die cut "Christmas".
 
This card is also for:
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #389 Sketch
Allsorts - #589 Incorporate things you love
 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Down on the farm

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug, with the theme of "Down on the farm".

Autumn is on its way, there's a chill in the air and leaves are slowly starting turning yellow, so I opted for an autumn colored card for the image (Scene it - cow trio). The image is colored with Promarkers and cut with a photo frame die from Lawn Fawn.

I made my own background using an embossing folder, gelatos and mists.
I also used several die cut leaves, a skeleton leaf and flowers from my stash. I have many flowers but you seldom see them on my cards, I have a hard time arranging them in a non-messy fashion.

This card is also for:
Cute Card Thursday - #651 No Patterned Paper
Paper Minutes - #657 Colors of Autumn
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #559 Autumn / Fall

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sketch #814 with Gus Tidbits Consciousness

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I used Gus Tidbits Consciousness and made my own background. I spritzed with Art Anthology mists and used Distress Oxides with a coffee themed stamp. I found enamel dots in my stash that coordinated with the colors of the background. I stamped a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

This card is also for:
Crafter's Cafe - #250 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Ink #221 Birthday photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo inpiration for you.  I was inspired by the balloons and the checkered floor.
I used a cat stamp from Penny Black and fussy cut it, placed it onto a die cut clock (Marianne).
I used Art Anthology mist for the background and a stencil together with silver Nuvo. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what my teamies have made.

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #42 Anything Goes with a Critter
Papercraft Challenges - #61 Animals
Always Fun Challenges - #178 CUTE CRITTERS

Monday, August 24, 2020

Letter, from our house to yours

I found this uninked stamp from Crafty Individuals in my stash and thought it would fit some ongoing challenges. And I can never get too many Christmas cards prepared for my stash.
Seeing the cover at the book at The Library Challenge I felt this image captures the time and age the gloved hand appears from. Also, I chose green and white as main colors.
Over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge the theme is "From our house to yours". OK, so I didn't add a house as such, but a fromt door, and the lady is personally bringing a letter "from our house to yours". Finally, over at Winter Wonderland, they have a sketch - or two actually - and the theme of embossing. I heat embossed the backgound with white EP on green cardstock, the stamp is from Tim Holtz.
Sticker sentiment is also TH, the pearl brads are from my stash.