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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.

        Monday, May 13, 2019

        Twofer Wheels

        Today I have two cards to share for the Twofer Card Challenge #16 which is WHEELS. 
        For both cards I used dies from Tim Holtz. 
        I made a birthday card and a Christmas card. 

         

        1) Birthday card
        On my first card I inked with a lighter blue for the sky and I used browns with a stencil to make the road. The citscape is cut with a Memory Box die, all others are Tim Holtz ones. The birthday greeting translates "You're not getting old, you're getting better"
        This card is also for: Allsorts - #519 Transport


        2) Christmas card
        For my second card I splattered with white paint and water onto the the inked background. I stamped a greeting and some trees, then I used Tim Holtz dies for the car, tree and snowy hill.
        This card is also for: Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #437 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Include a tree or two or more




        Sunday, May 12, 2019

        SSS #709

        Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my take on it, using an image (soon added to the store) colored with Promarkers.

        It's a card assembled with bits and bobs: A silver tag from stash was decorated with seambinding ribbon and silver bells. A craft paper covered with silver foil, a merry mirri card die cut, Christmas word from a freebie paper and a snowflake sequin.

        This card is also for:
        ABC Christmas Challenge - J for Jingle
        I love Promarkers - #381 Anything Goes with option of ribbon or bow
        The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #49 Anything Christmas Goes

        Friday, May 10, 2019

        CAS Baby card

        Thursday is "Oldie but Goodie" day over at Catch the Bug, and this is my DT card featuring Baby Word 03 - Boy.
        I colored with Promarkers and fussy cut the image before mounting it on foam. The word baby is a stamp from Lawn Fawn. I added the panel on top of a die cut frame.


        This card is also for:
        Craft Rocket Challenges - #59 May - Newborn
        My Time to Craft - #396 Clean & Simple

        Saturday, May 4, 2019

        Inkspirational #186 Adventure

        We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a word prompt: ADVENTURE. There are so many possibilities with this theme, please head over to the challenge blog to see insiration from teamies.

        I used a stamp set from Our Craft Lounge for the hot air balloons and the sentiment, the stars and clouds are Lawn Fawn. Quick coloring with red and grey, as well some blue ink lightly brushed onto the backgrond.


        This card is also for:
        Paper Minutes - #586 Travel/Vacation
        Crafting By Designs - May Anything Goes
        Cardz 4 Guyz - #218 Whatever the Weather

          Saturday, April 27, 2019

          Pocket of flowers

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

          My image is Flower Pocket 5.
          I colored it with Promarkers, a few of the flowers have been mounted on foam. I used a new embossing folder for the background. The birthday greeting in Norwegian is die cut.

          This card is also for:
          I love Promarkers - #380 Anything Goes with option of embossing
          Moving along with the Times - #96 Floral
          Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Option Of: Texture

          Thursday, April 25, 2019

          Snowman x 2

          Over at Catch the Bug Thursday is 'Oldie but goodie' day and that's when we showcase some of the older Bugaboo images.
          Here I colored up an image from the Snowman Block Set. I used DPs from Lawn Fawn and cut out a window with a stitched die. Sentiment is Dymo+die cut and I added three snowflakes.
          I made one card in purple and one in aqua. 


          My favorite one is the purple and this card is also for these challenges:
          The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #48 Anything Christmas Goes
          Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas with option: monochromatic
          Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #9 Anything Goes



          Tuesday, April 23, 2019

          Zoo Animals

          Today I have two cards to share for the Twofer Card Challenge #15 which is Zoo Animals. 
          For both cards I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set with elephants. 
          I made a baby boy card and an occasion/"just because" card.


          1) Baby card
          My first card features layers of embossed and patterned paper panels. All creatures are from various sets from Lawn Fawn, colored up and fussy cut.The sentiment is from Kaiserkraft and is stamped directly onto the DP.
          I'd like to enter this card in:
          Addicted to Stamps - #173 Lots of Layers
          Cutie Pie Challenge - #134 Fresh Beginnings


          2) Any occasion/Just Because card
          For my second card I teamed the elephants up with staps from another Lawn Fawn set. I added the staps and die cut heart on foam onto a DP of a world map.
          I'd like to enter this card in:
          2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #25 Anything Goes with a Critter
          Crafty Catz - #458 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL TWIST: ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

          Saturday, April 20, 2019

          Inkspirational #185 - Tea photo

          We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a photo challenge.
          I was inspired by the theme of beverage, the yellow of the tea label and the neutral colors.

          I used a die set from Creative Expressions to make the coctail. I colored the pieces and added vellum to make the glass (was supposed to be acetate but couldn't find any in my stash). I heat embossed a greeting onto a tag. Paper came fee with a magazine.

          This is the first card I've made in weeks. I've been away on holiday with my mum and have prioritized spring cleaning back home as mojo has taken a hike. But I hope Easter will be a productive time for cardmaking and visits in blogland.

          This card is also for Happy Little Stampers - April Anything Goes with Dies.

          Saturday, April 6, 2019

          Inkspirational #184 - Pop it up

          We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's Kylie who has chosen the theme of 'Pop it up'.

          For my card I used a newly bought stamp set from Penny Black. I stamped the buildings several times to layer up my scene. Coloring has been done using Promakers. I onted the staped panel onto foa before adherring it to the scalloped frame.


          This card is also for:

          Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas with option: Include Some Stamping (2nd entry)
          The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #46 Anything Christmas Goes

          Saturday, March 23, 2019

          Inkspirational #183 - Cloud

          We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's a word prompt - CLOUD. I encourage you to head over to the challenge blog for inspiration from my teamies.
          On my card there are inked clouds, stamped clouds and also embossed ones. I used stamps from different sets from Lawn Fawn and the birds are from MFT. I mounted the bird house on foam and made a bow with raffia. I stapled the tag onto the background. Coloring has been done using Promakers.

          Spring is on it's way to Oslo. The first sign of spring is to hear the birds chirp again...

          This card is also for:
          Addicted to Stamps - #172 Spring
          Challenge Up Your Life - #108 Bye Bye Winter (or Welcome Spring)
          Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #485 Springtime