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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sketch 509

Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the image AKV Love, it might not be available in the Bugaboo store yet as Jodie is redoing the store.It was colored with Promarkers.
 
I used shaped pierced dies from Kort&Godt to make the card base and layers, lace and pearls from my stash.


This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #46 A Shaped Card
Creative Knockouts W,2E,C8 #191 Friendship
I love Promarkers - #333 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bear and umbrella

Every Tuesday you can find new releases in the Bugaboo store. This one of today's images.

I colored the image using Promakers and Spectrum Noir pens and I used a blue DI to make an inked sky. I'm new at this and the sky is very subtle but much more visible IRL.
I used a sentiment that came free with a magazine, washi tape from stash and lastly I used a black pen to make the doodled frame.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #410 -I Spy (Bear, Bow, Blossoms)
Crafting When We Can - One for the Girls
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #178 Use a Stamp For Your Sentiment

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Graffiti

If you ask me to do a one layer, it's like Phew, ooh, aaahh, like I've got pain in my body somewhere. But when taking a photo of this card I was like, I did a one layer without being required to! AND I had un making it! AND I followed a specific color scheme!

I started off using a splatter stamp given to me by Donna, using orange and red ink. Then I added the Kaiserkraft sentimentin purple and red. I also used some sentiment stamps I got from my sister, using purple and red inks. I lacked a bit of yellow, so I used a star stencil and yellow ink for that. The bottom felt empty so another stencil was used along with red and orange ink. There wasn't enough yellow so I added a few yellow gems.


This card is for:
Inkspirational - Graffiti Stamping
Color Throwdown - #439 Color Inspiration
Happy Little Stampers Blend - must be Clean and Simple

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jacobean Bird

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

I used an image called Jacobean Bird 1 that you can find for just a dollar in the store. I used pastel colors for the flowers and leaves and I used my cherry blossom embossing folder and mounted the panel onto a DP from Maja Designs.

This card is for:
Moving along with the Times - #43 Birds & Feathers
Cards in Envy - Pretty Pastels Card Challenge
Crafty Creations - #338 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rose on stamped background

Seeing the photo over at TIME OUT this design quickly came  to mind.

I used several sentiment stamps from different sets and created my own background by stamping with silver ink.
Then I used an Altenew stamp and die set that came free with a magazine to make the rose.
I cut out the sentiment with a Dienamics die from the stamped paper and added a layer of black craft foam underneath it.
I drew a black line around the edge of the panel. Thi card is a 4x4 inch card.

This card is for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #81 Inspired By Photo
Shopping Our Stash - #299 A Rose By Any Other Name

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flower boys

I hope you all had a nice Easter.
I did get a lot of cards done, here's one inspired by the sketch over at Allsorts this week.

The only thing stamped here - heat embossed in white - is the sentiment. The bottom layer is an embossed paper which I covered with gelato and some mists. I used 3 different DPs. I used a die cut tree border, lace and flowers from my stash.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #410 Sketch

Crafty Creations - #339 Always Anything Goes 
Path of Positivity - #48 The Beauty of Nature

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Have a furry Christmas

City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating its 7th birthday by doing CASE challenges throughout the month of April. I haven't played along as much I'd like to, but I'm going to make an effort to enter more often as I love their challenge themes.
This week it's about CASEing Ros' card, I was inspired by her cat image and musical theme, but I made a Christmas card instead of a birthday one, I hope that's OK.

I used an image and sentiment kindly sent to me by Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards, I masked the image and used a musical notes stamp and also added a die cut lamp post covered with silver EP.

This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #357 CASE the Designer Card
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - "I" for Informal
Show us Your Pussies-Cat Only Challenge - Furrything Goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Bingo

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

I used an image - Girl Balloon - colored with Promarkers. I used mainly coral, peach and brown colors, plus kraft.
I made the card shape using dies from Kort&Godt, and I've used plenty of dies to make the card scene as well. Lace and flowers from my stash.

This card is also for:
Fussy and Fancy - #185 Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards
Creative Fingers - #128 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - # 237 Make Your Mark

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - mixed kits

This is the final post of the Card kit swap with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life showcaseing spring/Easter themed cards. I still have several items left which will certainly be used for a later occasion.

Card 1)
I loved this little image but did spend some time on a design idea for it. I had this die cut banner from Nonni as well, and some pink enamel dots from Marina, so I went with a pink theme, using my own embossing folder and pink DI.
This card is for:
Cards und More - # 182 Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes



Card 2)
Marina's new stamps with Easter images were so cute I had to use them all. I teamed this one up with a DP and sentiment from Nonni's kit and a flower strip and DP used for the tree from my own kit.
I framed the scene with a die cut circle and mounted it on foam onto an embossed background.
This card is for:
Crafting By Designs - Girls or Flowers
Shopping Our Stash - #298 Use Punches and/or Dies

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - my kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kit and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Monday we showed what we've made using Marina's kit, yesterday it was Nonni's kit and toda it's mine. Tomorrow we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of my kit:





First I made my card with the bird and eggs, placing him, or her, onto the die cut branch and using a little piece og the yellow spotted paper. I added a "just a note" sentiment onto a die cut banner and added a few leaves, also die cut.
This card is for:
Happy Little Stampers - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Sweet Stampin - Mellow Yellow
Dies R Us Challenge - #70 Easter




Second I made my card with the bunnies, I masked off an area for the hill and used an own made stencil to make the cloudy sky.
This card is for:
Come and Get It - In the Garden
Crafting When We Can - Animals
My Time to Craft - #343 No Designer Paper


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - Nonni's kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kir and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Yesterday we showed what we've made using Marina's kit, today it's Nonni's kit and tomorrow it's mine. On Thursday we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of Nonni's kit:



First I made a card with the beautiful flower bouquet from Nonni's kit. I had to get inventive here as I messed up on several things here, coloring and cutting, so behind the window it went, placed onto a sponged sky and die cut hills. The sentiment is a generic one, describing the meaning of flowers.
This card is for: 
Inkspirational - Spring
Use Your Stuff - #259 Flowers
Moving along with the Times - #42 Into The Woods




Second I made a card using another of Nonni's flower images. This time I placed it onto a tag. The green DP is also from the kit.
This card is for:
Crafty Calendar - April showners/ or Spring
Through the Purple Haze - #122 Use a Tag
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #90 Let's go Green

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - Marina's kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kir and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Today we show what we've made using Marina's kit, tomorrow it's Nonni's and Wednesday it's mine. On Thursday we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of Marina's kit:


First I made a card using the sweet bunnies and the little carrot. The sentiment and the white die cut panels are also from the kit. I used a black pen to make the doodled lines. I also used a freebie embossing folder for the grass and I gently brushed some blue and green DI. DO from my stash and I made a shaped card using dies from Kort & Godt.
This card is for:
Crafty Gals Corner - #117 3 or More Layers
Crafty Catz - #165 Anything Goes with a twist: Easter
Crafting When We Can - Animals





Second I made a card using the stamped girl, the doily and some of the enamel dots. The pink spotted paper is from my stash. The sentiment was a freebie with some magazine a year or more back.
This card is for:
Cards und More - # 181 - Easter Cards 
Sweet Stampers - #5 Easter or Spring
Cute Card Thursday - #472 Easter




Saturday, April 8, 2017

No Housework Day

This post was meant to go live on Wednesday, but I totally missed it as I was away on holiday. Over at Catch the Bug we are celebrating odd events and holidays every Wednesday and this is a card for the "No housework day".
Jodie - the designer/owner of Bugaboo stamps shop is moving her images to a new store, this bathing woman hasn't moved yet.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil to make the bathroom wall, a chandelier stamp and a wooden one for the floor. The carpet is die cut in white leather paper.

This card is also for:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #96 Girlz Rulz


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter egg basket and bunny

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week is photo challenge week.
I made a little scene for the Easter egg basket  - you can find it in the Bugaboo shop.

I cut a a border of trees, stitched hills and grass out of plain green paper and stamped a few flowers with white ink. I used a Tom Holtz stencil for the sunrise and the cute bunny is from Lawn Fawn.

This card is also for:
Fussy and Fancy - #183 Springtime
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
4 Crafty Chicks - #343 Punches Or Dies
Cute Card Thursday - #470 Spring Fever

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cherries and window

I had this bowl of cherries all colored up and decorated with glossy accent, waiting for an occasion to be used. I decided to make a window scene, from the inside looking out. I used a dark brown paper for the die cut window and mounted it with foam. I added acetate for the glass. Papers are from Maja Designs. Parts of a die cut branch and leaf were added as well as a stamped and fussy cut butterfly. Sentiment was stamped.


This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #354 Through The Window
Tuesday Throwdown - #335 Add Dimension
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Monday, March 20, 2017

You are my anchor


This is my attempt on doing some watercolor smooshing.

I added blue DIs, brusho and lots of water and just smooshed my paper around.
Before that I had heat set my stamped anchor and sentiment that translates "you are my anchor".

I added two silver sequins and a red one.


This card is for:
Inkspirational - Watercolour Smooshing
Addicted to CAS - Seaside
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes + option of Smoosh

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sketch #506

Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the image Make it Snappy -thinking of you
It was colored with Promarkers.
 
I used a striped textured paper for my card base and I used a Dienamics die to emboss the border frame. A piece of red paper as well as a scrap of spotted paper. 


    This card is also for:
    Creative Knockouts - #185 Border Time
    Deep Ocean Challenge - #150 Dots and/or Stripes
    Cards in Envy - Keep It Simple

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Black, gold and green for a card for a woman

    I used to shy away from color challenges, but now I feel they are a good aid for using my neglected rubber stamps. This is such a stamp, from Prima. I also used a much used butterfly stamp from a Bo Bunny set and a sentiment stamp from Poppy.
    I used mostly black and gold with touches of green on the leaves. I machine stitched around the edges with a golden thread and heat set the sentiment using gold EP. I also used a gold gel pen to color in  a few details.


    This card is for:
    Color Throwdown - #434 Color Inspiration
    Craft Rocket Challenges - #35 Make It Feminine
    Crafty Cardmakers - #184 For a Special Woman 

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Napping day

    Over at Catch the Bug we are celebrating odd events and holidays each Wednesday, like napping day which was on March 13. I wish I could spend a whole day napping. Here's a dog and cat doing just that. They've got company of a bird. This came to from scraps and several dies were involved (Dienamics frame die,
    Memory Box bird and cage an an oval die for the carpet). When I find my 'home sweet home' picture stamp I will add it on here, as a picture on the wall. I know it's in my stash somewhere...

    This card is for:
    Crafting By Designs - For a Man
    Die Cut Divas - For the love of animals
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    HELLO baby

    I did get around to make that baby card today, using  a set of stamps from Lawn Fawn and some butterflies from Bo Bunny. There are quite a few dies used: grass (La La Land), hills (Poppy), rounded square and banner (Dienamics) and my newst addition, the pierced shaped dies from Kort & Godt. It's a layered design, but surprisingly leight weight.

    I was inspired by the colors of the current photo/color scheme over at Color Throwdown. The blur color is cornflower blue, and I used a Promarker with this name as well as forest green to color the paper used for the grass and hill.

    This card is for:
    Color Throwdown - #433 Color Challenge
    Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #385 It's a Boy
    Sweet Stampin - Anything but a Birthday
    Dream Valley Challenges - #151 Lots of Layers

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Snowflakes and snowman

    I went to my craft room with the intention to make a baby card, then this is what happened! I just had to play with my favorite and most used stamp set (Hero Arts) and dies. Well, I don't mind it turning out to be a Christmas card, I need plenty of those at the end of the year, so better get going, sooner rather than later.

    I stamped and die cut the snowman and trees, then I added snowflakes of second and third stamp generation to make the background. I die cut snowy hills (Poppystamps) and a frame (Dienamics), and I finished off with adding WoS and die cut snowflakes (Elizabeth Craft Designs).

    This card is for:
    Happy Little Stampers - Always Anything Goes with Dies
    Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
    Craft Rocket Challenges - #34 No Patterned Paper

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    F for Family


    I have made only a few Christmas cards so far this year,  I'm behind compared to last year, and the number I'll need is increasing for each year.
    Most of the cards will be posted so I need them to be postage friendly ones. This is such a card. I covered the front base with a DP with pink and grey trees. I think I'll make more of these cards with slight variations.
    Here I used 1 stamp for the sentiment in Norwegian (which translates to something like: it is in the children's sparkling  eyes one finds the great Christmas joy). 
    The snowflakes, snow hills and children are all die cut. The children reminds me of my 3 youngest nephews, Noah, Liam and Levi.

    This card is for
    The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #1 Anything Christmas Goes
    The Paper Players - #334 Cut It Out!
    ABC Christmas Challenge - "F" for family

    Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Waving chicken

    Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
    I used one of last months freebies - Kitchen Chicken - Basket. There's a new freebie every Friday.


    As you can see I didn't use different papers for the strips at the bottom part, I did score stripes and I used the inlay die cut technique for a sentiment too, but it doesn't really show up in the photo.
    Papers are from Doodlebug Designs, flowers from stash.

    This card is also for:
    Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
    Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
    Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Skiing snowman

    Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week is photo challenge week.

    I was inspired by the skier and went with AKV snowman - ski and colors and DP for a masculine look.
    I cut out a mask for the slope and sponged the blue sky, added water and a bit of frantage.  A Christmas sentiment was used and I stitched along the edges.


    This card is also for:
    Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
    Fab 'n' Funky - #339 Christmas
    Creative Corner - Winter Wonderland
    Moving along with the Times - #39 For A Man

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    White ink

    I finally found a white ink that shows on black paper. I used a house, trees and clouds from the same stamp set, I added green and brown ink to the trees and colored in a few details with a white gel pen.
    Seeing my card now I think I should have left out the clouds, but that will be for another time...

    This card is also for these phto inspiration challenges:
    Cupcake Inspirations - #395
    TIME OUT Challenges - #77

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      Colors and dies

      I try to enter the challenge over at Color Throwdown each week as I find it very useful to being challenged to use different color schemes. And sometimes I have to dig deep in m stash to find a siuting image, but that way I also get to use some of my older and/or not often used supplies.

      I used a Tim Holtz window die which hasn't been used in a while. I cut it with kraft paper and used a woodgrain stamp. I cut the leaves using the Leafy Sprig Border die from Poppy.
      The strip of flowers were stamped with white and blue ink, the larger flowers only with blue, the colors turn out a bit greenish with this kraft paper. I colored in the details with a white gel pen. I believe the flowers are part of one of my first ever stamp sets, from Panduro. The bird was stamped with brown ink and I colored in the empty parts with a gold gel pen. I embossed the brickwall and applied white ink to whitewash the kraft paper.



      This card is for:
      Color Throwdown - #430 Color Inspiration
      Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
      Allsorts - Anything Goes