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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Autumn wreath with garden tools

I usually make Christmas cards this time of year and rarely have made autumn cards. But this year I'm in mood for using autumn colors and leaves.

For this card I've used stamps from 2 differnt Altenew sets for the wreath and the garden tools and birds. Coloring is done with Promarkersa and Posca pencils.
The stencil, one of my favorites, is also Altenew. I used 3 Distress Mica stains, love the shimmer these sprays have.The sentiment is Poppy stamps.

This card is for:
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn
Stamping Sensations - October: All Things Autumn
Allsorts - #696 Gardeners Delight
The Paper Players - #611 Changing Seasons 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge September reveal. Anyone can enter and if you'd like to be part of the October chain you can sign up here until til 6th. 
 
THE CARD I SENT 

This is the card I sent to Carol in the UK. I've been following Carol's blog, Crafty-stamper, for many years, so it was fun to send a card to someone "I know" for a long time as well.

I was inspired by the sketch and the theme of friendship. And I used cheesecloth as gauze, which was one of the product options this month. It was still very warm and more summer than autumn when I made this card. I used kraft paper with white gesso and a wooden embossing folder to make the background, and I scored lines to make the panel strips.I added a picture from a Studiolight die cut sheet and found matching flowers in my stash, which I decorated with pearls.I also used a white paper lace border.


 

THE CARD I RECEIVED

In return I received a fun colorful card from Linda W of Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin' in Minnesota, USA. Linda was the first person I sent a card when joining this chain, back in September last year, and a year later it was my return to receive one from her. Thanks, Linda, I loved it and it's up on my wallboard in my craftroom.


Saturday, October 1, 2022

INK #275 - Technique - Use Stencils

For the next 2 weeks we have a technique challenge at Inkspirational. We want to see you use your stencils.
I was inspired by autumn colors and decided to go with my Altenew stencil with leaves. I used red, yellow, green and brown inks. For the die cut sentiment I used gold mirri card. I added a bit of gold splatter, a rhinestone and pearls from my stash.

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

This card is also for:
Crafty Gals Corner
- #235 Signs of Fall
Double D Challenge
s - Things that Fall
Shopping Our Stash
- #480 Leaf Me Alone

Friday, September 30, 2022

Card inspired by Halloween and a sketch

I don't celebrate Halloween, but I love Halloween colors and stamps, there are so many cute and fun ones!

So I decided to make one, following the sketch over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday, For coloring I used my new Posca pencils for the first time. I see the ghodst could be a bit whiter, but I think it looks a lot whiter IRL. I used two stamp sets, one from Time for Tea and one from October Afternoon. The cobweb die used is from MFT.

This card is for:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays
-  #574
Addicted to Stamps and More - #439 Any Occasion


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumn colors and Retro Rubber sketch

I have had this Lawn Fawn set - love you a latte - for about 8 years, and it was only yesterday, as I watched a video about this set, that I realized the donut was not an odd looking saucer. Now that I know it's a donut I cannot understand why I didn't see that before! Suddenly I felt I had found a treasure in my stash, and I had fun decorating the donut with brown and red fine glitter, glitter glue and some tinsel looking glitter.
The background was made with a stencil from Altenew, and autumn colored  Distress Oxide inks ((yellow, red, green and brown) and a baby wipe. I added matching colored rhinstones for some extra sparkle.
The card layout was inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenges sketch.

This card is for:
Retro Rubber Challenge - #191 Sketch
Fab n Funky - #557 Autumn Colors
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #520 Coffee or Tea

RRCB 191

Saturday, September 17, 2022

INK #274 - Photo Challenge (lace and kraft)

For the next 2 weeks we have a photo challenge at Inkspirational. I was inspired by the lace, kraft and string to make my card.
I used Tim Holtz Numeric stamps, heat embossed with white EP. The die cut sentiment is in Norwegian. The lace and rose border and string are all from my stash.

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

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #438 Birthday

Monday, September 12, 2022

Sailing

My favorite cards to make are masculine ones, and I love nautical themed cards. For this card I started off using several different colored inks to make the panel.
I didn't use any masking technique, I just stamped the images after inking and colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen on top.
I used 3 stamps from Heartfelt Creations, a postcard stamp I believe is from TPC and the border with different plants came free with a magazine ages ago.
The sentiment is a die cut one in Norwegian, I love the font and I think you'll see this on several cards in the future.

This card is for:
The Male Room - Song Title (I am Sailing - Rod Stewart)
Cardz 4 Guyz
- #304 Sports and/or Hobbies (Sailing)
We Love Stamping
- September Anything Goes with Stamping


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Motorcycle chick(en)

Spots and stripes is an old favorite combination of mine, and I think one can never have enough of these patterns in one's stash.
The same goes for glitter of any sorts for sparkle. Here I added strips of black glitter paper.

The chick was colored with Promarkers and a a white gel pen. The sentiment is a sticker from Art by Marlene.

This card is for:
Shopping Our Stash
- #478 Animal Antics (animals acting like people)
Try It On Tuesday
- Animals - real or imaginary

Saturday, September 3, 2022

INK #273 - Repetition

At Inkspirational we have the challenge of REPETITION, a super fun theme if you ask me, chosen by Carol.

The wreath is a stamp from an Altenew set, I stamped it three times and fussy cut. The flowers are Altenew and Prima, stamped on a book page and fussy cut. The striped DP is Maja Design and I chose a sentiment in Norwegian - today is your day.

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

This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #180 3 of Anything
Craft Rocket Challenges - #96 Dots and/or Stripes



Friday, September 2, 2022

August Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge August reveal. Anyone can enter and if you'd like to be part of the September chain you can sign up here until til 6th. 
 
THE CARD I SENT 
This is the card I sent to Hilary in the UK. I was inspired by the sketch and the theme of friendship. I used a stencil and a script stamp to make the background, and I used stamps from different sets to make the sentiment, and the flower die cuts are from Tim Holtz and the butterflies are from Poppy Stamps. I chose to keep it monochromatic, using one of my favorite colors, purple.

 
 

THE CARD I RECEIVED
I recieved this pretty card from Greta in Oregon. I love how she chose the color scheme to make this sparkly rainbow, and I think she was treally clever to use oval dies to make rainbow - the thought has never occured to me, but I sure won't forget it:)

 
 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

INK #272 - Rotate

At Inkspirational we have the word 'ROTATE' to inspire you. There are so many possibilities, but I need some children's cards made and chose an old never before inked stamp I bought many moons ago at a sale. And it's been a while since I last rummaged through my box of charms, and I found a bicycle one there as well. Because bicycles have wheels, and they rotate.

I made a tag and used a larger punched border as a stencil. A couple of die cut Tim Holtz flowers, seambinding ribbon and twine and my tag was ready. I used 2 DPs and a paper border to make the background.

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

This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #179 Check It Out
Double D Challenge
s - Wheels
Cutie Pie Challenge - #174 Rubber Stamps and Ribbons

Saturday, August 6, 2022

INK #271 - One layer stamping

At Inkspirational we are saddened to have lost our dear teammate, Lindsey, to cancer. I will miss finding inspiration in her cards.

Our challenge this week is One layer stamping. I used a flower stamp from Penny Black, and a sentiment "Just for you, because you deserve it". The flowers were colored with Soft peach and Coral Promarkers.
However, I did also use a Tim Holtz plaid stencil as well, with kraft colored ink.So now I'm not 100% sure my DT card actually qualifies, but let's pretend I used the very similar plaid stamp I have, same brand, for this card:)
I also made som splatter with champagne colored paint.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what Marina, Carol and Marlena have made. 

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #95 Flowers
Retro Rubber Challenge - #188 Anything Goes (I've had the flower stamp for approx 4 years)

RRCB 188

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

INK #270 - Beach photo

At Inkspirational we have a photo challenge- it is summery scene, but it also allows different approcahes, with the vehicle on there, colors etc.

I made a beach scene with a inky background using mostly blue and brown inks for the sky, the sand and the sea. The beach huts were cut from a paper from Mintay. The younger lady is from Stamping Bella, the older lady is from Art Impressions.

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

This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz
- #177 Get Inky
Moving along with the Times
- #144 Inky Background

Saturday, July 9, 2022

INK #269 - Favourite colour in monochrome

At Inkspirational we have the challenge of using your favorite color AND keeping it monochromatic. The theme was chosen by Marlena, and I love it! My favorite color varies with the season and also whether it's for clothing, interior decorating etc. But for the summer months yellow is a color I love for all purposes as it's a sunny, cheerful color.

For the background  I used a mandala clear stamp, heat embosswed with white and inked with yellow on top. The butterfly is a digi, colored with Promarkers.
The sentiment translates: Just for you - because you deserve it. Which is a sentiment I find suiting for seevral occasions, like thanking someone for their kindness.

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

This card is also for:
TIME OUT Challenges - 218 Kind

Saturday, July 2, 2022

June Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge June reveal. I have joined every month since I first participtaed back in September 2021, and I do look forward to once a month receiving a card from a fellow card maker from anywhere in the world. Anyone can enter and if you'd like to be part of the July chain you can sign up here until til 6th.  

This is the card I sent to Jo in the UK. I'ts actually from visits to Jo's blog I found out about this card chain. So I'm happy to finally be able to send her a card. Jo is great at making snarky cards, so I went with humorous option and the colors.


 
This is the card I received from Helen in Ohio, USA, what a wonderful artsy creation! I love it, Helen!


 


Saturday, June 25, 2022

INK #268 - Precious

At Inkspirational we have a word prompt - precious. The first thought that came to mind was baby, so I made a baby card.

I used an embossing folder, two cut out squares from a DP, a onesie die and a baby rattle stamp.

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



Saturday, June 11, 2022

INK #267 - Use a digital element

At Inkspirational we have a theme challenge - use a digital element - the possibilities are endless.
I chose to use a digi stamp from Vera Lane as my digital element, and I combined it with  background made with lots of clear stamps from Lavinia, using different shades of pink inks. The princess angel was colored with Inktense pencils and was fussy cut and placed on foam.
The sentiment is in Norwegian and it translates to something like this: " Don't forget, the age is only in your head. The trick is not to allow it to crawl down into your body"

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

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges
- #93 Girls
Seize The Birthday
- #240 Favourite Technique (fussy cutting)

Thursday, June 2, 2022

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal


Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge Mayl reveal. I have joined every month since I first joined back in September last year and I do look forward to once a month receiving a card from a fellow card maker from anywhere in the world. Anyone can enter and if you'd like to be part of the June chain you can sign up here until til 6th.  

  This is the card I sent to Patti in Ohio

 So I chose the theme option of desert and technique option of fancy fold. I used inks and paints to make the background for my sticker camel and Art by Arlene elements. I used a die to cut an opening or window on the front and to make a red frame, adding spots with my Posca pen. The pen is in the photo because it was nightmare to photograph. You can see in the small picture below the fold design and how the desert scene takes up a full A2 page.

  

 

 And I got this cool card and a fab gift from Mia in Greece
Thank you, dear Mia, much appreciated!

Saturday, May 28, 2022

INK #266 - Photo with books

At Inkspirational we have a photo challenge this fortnight and I was inspired by the colors incorporating brown and green, and I also used thin strips of wooden paper.
I was also inspired by the books, by using a page from an unloved book for my wreath, which I then fussy cut.
The wreath is from a set from Altenew, the bird is from 7gypsies. I stamped directly onto DP, then fussy cut.

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

This card is also for:
C.R.A.F.T.
- #639 Recycled (book page)
Krafty Chicks
- #613 All Occasions