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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Football and sketch

I have 5 nephews and I've always enjoyed making cards for them. However, once they turn teenagers it gets a bit more tricky. I don't want the cards to be too childish and the beer and wine stamps are not fitting for many more years:)

My nephew Noah turns 13 this year and he loves to play and watch football, so I treated myself to this die from Dixi Craft and some football themed papers.  I used a MB stencil and a birthday sentiment stamp for the panel.


This card is for:
Allsorts - #566 Something Old (stencil), Something New (die)

Tuesday Morning Sketches - #548 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Color Thorwdown: Pink, grey, green and kraft

I had this image of the can as a leftover from when making my card in the previous post.
So instead of putting it away I decided to use it together with flowers from another Altenew set and have a play with the colors at Color Throwdown.
I used grey and pink ink to make some splatter one the background, hardly visible in the photo, and I used part of kraft circle as a frame.
The sentiment is a general one, like a "just because" of sorts.  

This card is for:
Color Throwdown - #587

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Ink #210 Spring

Spring is approaching and spring is also the theme for our new challenge at Inkspirational. Please head over to the challenge blog to see what my teammates have made.

What I appreciate about spring is that everything seems to come to life again. Flowers blossom, the grass and trees turn green again. For some people (not me) spring also involves seeding and taking care of there gardens again.
All stamps used are part of the same set from Altenew. The background is made with brushos and inks and cut with a wonky sticthed die.


This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #501 (STamp Act)




Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stella sending a virtual hug for Easter

We are back with another sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and as Easter is just around the corner I made a card with Stella Calendar Easter.


With the Coronoa virus around this will be a different Easter, so I used a sentiment with an instruction on how to give yourself a DIY hug from me as I'm unable to provide it in person.

The floral paper is from Maja Design. I added a flower and lace from my stash.

This card is also for:
C.R.A.F.T. - #550 Spring/Easter
Papercraft Challenges - #56 Pastel Colours
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #126 Easter

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Purple day

Wednesday is "Humour me" day over at Catch the Bug, and this is my DT card for  the celebration of "Purple Day".

Image is colored with grey and purple Promarkers. Background is embossed with spots. Image and sentiment as well as a piece of DP was cut with circle dies. And a few purple pearls from old stash were added.

This card is also for:
Shopping Our Stash - #416 Happy Birthday
My Time to Craft - #428 Off the Edge (Stella's legs)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ink - Photo with chair

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo. In general I find these the most challenging, but here I took inspiration from almost everything - the plant, the wallpaper and wooden floor, there's even a table and a chair.

I used a sweet mouse from Penny Black, a plant stamp from Altenew, 2 DPs to make the wallpaper and floor, a photo frame from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment in Norwegian.

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

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #381 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #626 Just For Fun

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sketch with Freebie

Catch the Bug is back with another sketch challenge and I used the current freebie image, you can find it in the shop here.

I colored the image with Promarkers and fussy cut it . I used a combonation of Maja Design and Lawn Fawn papers. I die cut a border and added a birthday greeting in Norwegian.


This card is also for:
Send a Smile for Kids - March - Cards 4 Boys or Anything Goes 4 Kids

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Twofer Spring animals, sketch, birthday, dots and celebration

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #25, where the theme is SPRING ANIMALS. 
For both cards I used a chicken stamp from Lawn Fawn. 
I made a HELLO card and a BIRTHDAY card.
 
 
I also followed this sketch
 
 
And I wanted to join the Birthday celebration over at TIMEOUT where I used fussy cutting
 
1) HELLO
The chicken were cut into 3 separate pieces and colored with Promarkers. I followed a sketch, used washi tape with sports, kites from another Lawn Fawn stamp set and a sentiment from Panduro.
This card is also for:  
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #363
Allsorts - #563 Lots of Dots

2) BIRTHDAY 
The row of chicken were fussy cut and placed on top of a row of balloons from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set. I was inspired by the colors of the Twofer logo for the balloons. The sentiment is from Letter It.
This card is also for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #157 Birthday + Optional Twist: Die Cutting or Fussy Cutting
Cute Card Thursday - #625 Celebrate

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Ink #209 Animal - real or magical

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we'd like to see animals, real or magical ones, it's up to you. Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.
I made a Christmas card with a the most adorable piggie, which is a magical version of a real animal. I was inspired by the gingerbread man he's holding in his hands, using brown ink for the stenciled background and a dark kraft background with red foil detailing.
The sentiment is part of the same stamp set as the pig - from Kort og Godt. I heat set the sentiment with red glitter powder. I also added loose glitter on the fur trimmings of the pig's outfit. 

This card is also for:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Gingerbread
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #36 Anything Goes with a Critter
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #20 Anything Goes

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Gardening JJ

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 an image from a retiring set - you can find it here. JJ here looks much like my aunt, who loves gardening, and I made this card for her birthday in June. I'm often late with cards for family members. so it feels great to be ahead of schedule for once.

I made the background with green DIs and DoX and I used stamps from Altenew to make the scene for JJ (or my aunt). The images are colored with Promarkers.

This card is also for:
Shopping Our Stash - #415 Is It Summer Yet?
Always Fun Challenges - #152 SHADES OF GREEN
Dream Valley Challenges - #220 FOR GIRLS ONLY

Monday, March 2, 2020

Yellow and blue for a baby boy

We are back with another sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and since I need some baby cards I decided to go with Baby word 01.
I colored the image with mainly blue and yellow Promarkers and cut it using a die from Penny Black. I used a strip og DP with lots of tiny shoes, bottles and elephants, an embossed panel with dots and a die cut border. I added a sentiment in Norwegian - welcome to the world.

This card is also for:
Crafty Catz - #494 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST PRETTY PAPERS
Krafty Chicks - #496 All Occasions

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Pink and girlie card with baby mouse


I love using critters on my cards. This little mousie will pop up in  the Bugaboo shop some time today as Tuesday is new release day.

For my card I kept things clean, using a freebie paper for the background and a white panel mounted on foam, with a negative and positive die cut heart. I placed the mouse on foam inside the heart shaped opening. 

The image is colored with Promarkers.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #560 Make It Girly
Creations in Pink - #19 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Get Creative Challenges - #88 USE HEARTS

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ink #208 Leap

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational. This challenge we'd like you to be inspired by the word LEAP as 2020 is a leap year with the 29th of February.

I made a Christmas card with a leaping reindeer, I think it's from Inkadinkado. The sentiment is from Concord & 9th. I used gold frantage and golden star sequins.

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

 
This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #115 Black & Bling
C.R.A.F.T. - #545 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Cat love

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

I colored up BUGCATLOVE with Promarkers. I used a DP with lots of tiny hearts and a strip of glitter paper. The bow is made with a stamp from Avery Elle, the sentiment is from Penny Black.

This card is also for:
Creative With Stamps Challenge -  #47 Red 
Crafty Catz - #493 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST CRITTERS
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Animal (Why - they have a mind of their own, they don't need to be trained and they are the cutest)


Saturday, February 15, 2020

I love purses and accessories...

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug - our challenge this week is BINGO.

I used Heels and Accessories, colored with Promarkers and 'glossified' with glossy accent on the pearl necklace. I put it onto a little square of vellum paper with glitter flowers, which I machine stitched onto the background. I used an ombré colored DP, dry embossed and covered it with glitter paste. The sentiment - wishing you a super day - was stamped onto a die cut heart with cross stitched pattern.

This card is also for:
Daring Cardmakers - SOMEONE OR SOMETHING YOU LOVE (I love purses and accessories)
Crafty Gals Corner - #204 Add a Heart
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Ink #206 Love photo

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

I made a birthday card, being inspired by the big letters, the clouds and the color of sand. I masked off a strip and used an own made cloud stencil and blue DI. A Lawn Fawn stamp set was used for the bunny and kite, the stamped sentiment is from MFT, as well as the dies used for the letters of hello.


Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.
 
This card is also for:
Use Your Stuff - #391 CRITTERS
AAA Birthday - #10 CUTE 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Hearts and sketch

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

I colored up Giraffe Heart 2 with Promarkers. I used 2 heart dies to make the open centered heart shape, placed off the edge. The heart embellishments and banner are cut with a Lawn Fawn dies, the sentiment with a Penny Black one. 2 DPs used.

This card is also for:
Papercraft Challenges - # 54 Use min. 2 designpapers
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #527 For a Child / Children Images

Saturday, February 1, 2020

I cook with wine

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug - our challenge this week is Anything goes.

I used JJ Housework - Cook, colored with Promarkers. The sentiment is a stamp from my stash, but a similar sentiment comes with the image.
I fussy cut the image and placed a die cut clock behind the image. The panel is kept white and is cut with a sticthed rectangle die from MFT.

This card is also for:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #461 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS








Saturday, January 25, 2020

You are precious

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and our challenge this week we have a photo of penguins.

I used an image with a penguin from Snowman Set 02 and I was also inspired by the snow.

For the the panel I mixed blue, green and yelllow DIs. I used a stitched hill dies(Poppy), a bubble speech stitched die  and stitched frame die (MFT). The sentiment is from Altenew. I mounted the panel onto an embossed snowflake background.

This card is for:
Sweet Stampers - #40 Winter/Snow
Use Your Stuff - #390 FRIENDSHIP
Send a Smile for Kids - January: Valentines or Love Cards 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids

Ink #205 Glitz/Glitter

We have bew challenge for you at Inkspirational. This challenge we'd like to see some glittery stuff - glitter, shimmer paste, anything shiny on a strip or small area of your work. Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.
I actually made two cards, one feminine and one masculine.

1) Feminine card
I mixed old and new wahi tapes, one is a glitter one, on a black card base. I stamped a few birthday sentimnets. The woman is actually a fairy from Stamping Bella, but I removed her wings. I added 3 sparkly pearls.
This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - U is for USE WASHIE TAPE
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - #37 Three of a Kind




2) Masculine card
This card is made with the same concept as the feminine one, mixing bits of washi tapes. The background is a mop up of inks and a bit of splatter. I used a die cut silhouette and blue colors, being inspired by the book cover of  "Where the Red Fern Grow" over at The Library Challenge.



 

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