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Monday, October 15, 2018

3 tags

Each year I set myself the goal of making all the Christmas gift tags. So far this goal has not yet been achieved.
Trying again this year by making them in batches. Here are three with Stocking Santa Star, made for Catch the Bug's Anthing But a card Monday post.
They are all colored a bit differently and with different colored sparkle and backgrounds.

These tags are also for:
Allsorts - #489 Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Santa, Elf, or Fairy
C.R.A.F.T. - #486 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - #313 Holidays 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

CTB Sketch #617 - Reindeer

The weeks pass so quickly, it's already time for another sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my take on it. 

The image is Chibi reindeer, colored with Promarkers, and the DP is Lawn Fawn. I used several brands of dies. As a final touch I added fantage for snow.

This card is also for:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
I love Promarkers - #368 Anything Goes/Option of 3 of a Kind
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #465 Animals
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #93 Christmas is for Kids
Christmas with the Cuties - #20 FOR A CHILD

Monday, October 8, 2018

Chrismas card with golden reindeer

Seeing the sketch over at 52CCT this design idea came to mind.
I bought this reindeer die from Marianne last weekend, so I die cut one in gold paper and popped it onto a circle and added sequins to mimic the sketch.
The DPs are from a  Kaiserkraft pad with lovely blue and gold papers.
The merry die is from Tim Holtz and I used my Dymo again.
Since there's no staping and coloring involved and I knew what to make this was a ver quick card indeed.

This card is for:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Upon/V for Very Quick
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #19 Anything Goes with a Critter

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Inkspirational - Comfort

Wohooo! I'm now a DT member of Inkspirational! This is my first challenge and the theme is Comfort.

I chose to use my new stamp set from Concord&9th and colored inks, I die cut a frame and added a paper strip of a Lawn Fawn DP

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Spotlight techniqe and Freebie Friday

    Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring the Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.
    I printed the image in large size and hadn't really pre-planned what to do with it. Then came the idea to try the technique spotlight stamping, I’ve never tried it before although it’s not a new one for many of you.
    I just added a sentiment and drew lines around the borders. It was a really quick and easy card and I do like the spotlight effect - I will use this technique again.

    This card is also for:
    Pile It On - Think Big and/or One-Layer Card
    Cardz 4 Galz - #81 What's New
    Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

    GDT at Fussy&Fancy - Fall Bingo card

    I won a guest designer spot over at Fussy and Fancy Challenge, and this is my card. The challenge is a fall bingo board and I chose the row of  bow cheesecloth, red, string and kraft.

    I started adding lots of layers of red, kraft and brown DP,  a combo of panels and die cut frames. Then I added the image from a DP and tucked cheesecloth and die cut leaves underneath it. I used string to attach the tag with the stamped birthday greeting.

    Guest Designer
    This card is also for:
    Cardz 4 Guyz  - #204 Autumn/ Fall Leaves
    Allsorts - #487 Atumn Glory
    Die Cut Divas - Autumn and Halloween
    Crafty Gals Corner - #175 Fall

      Sunday, September 30, 2018

      Two puppies and sketch

      There’s a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my take on it. 

      The images are from Birthday puppies set, colored with Promarkers, and the DP is Lawn Fawn.  I also used a die and my Dymo to make the birthday sentiment in Norwegian.

      This card is also for:
      Through the Purple Haze - Bright Colours
      Addicted to Stamps and More - #311 Anything Goes
      Sweet Stampers - #24 Bright Colors

      Tuesday, September 25, 2018

      Stella witch

      Tuesday is "New release day" over at Catch the Bug, and this is my DT card.

      I usally don't ake (m)any Halloween card, but witch Stella could be used for other themes as well. But this time I chose to go with Halloween colors with papers from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from MHKDesign.
      I thoght the cheese cloth could sort of serve as cobweb.

      This card is also for:
      Creative Knockouts - #264 2 Or More Pattern Papers
      Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

      Sunday, September 23, 2018

      One Layer Card with Flowers

      Today I've got a floral one layer design to share. I've been away for a good week, I usually have trouble finding mojo after a break, but I was inspired by the layout, colors and bold title on the book cover at the Library Challenge, so I got to work and had fun. Oscar (Biblioasis International Translation Series) (9781771962254): Mauricio Segura, Donald Winkler: Books
      I used rose stamps from a Dina Wakley set. To add color I sponged with yellow, pink and green DI. I also added some blue arond the image to accentuate it. As a final touch I used a small script stamp and coordinated the colors with those of the flowers.

      This card is for:
      Less Is More - #380 OLC Florals
      The Library Challenge - Oscar
      Penny Black and More - Feminine

      Saturday, September 22, 2018

      Sheep and balloons

      I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug - it's photo week - I was inspired by the colors.

      I used a Bobblehead sheep (not yet in store) and balloons, colored with Promarkers. I've used stitched dies from three different sets, for the background, the frame and the tag. Kraft paper, a strip of Tim Holtz DP and white twine.
      My sister has three young boys so she seems to be in constant need of birthday cards for young ones and I think this one could work for either a boy or a girl.

      This card is also for: 
      Simply Create Too - #142 USE STITCHING (REAL OR FAUX)
      Crafty Gals Corner - #174 3 or More Layers
      I love Promarkers - #368 Anything Goes/Option of Animal

      Sunday, September 16, 2018

      Fox and sketch

      There’s a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my take on it.

      I used a paper printed on both sides with fall colors and a leftover piece of orange paper with spots. The image is colored with Promarkers and sky is stenciled with blue DI. I used several stitched dies from MFT and MB, as well as a scalloped one from Spellbinders I think. I stamped athinking of you sentiment.

      This card is also for:
      Aud Sentiments Challenge - #212 Fall + A Sentiment
      Cardz 4 Galz - #80 Thoughts Of Fall
      Cute Card Thursday - #547 Dies & Punches

      Saturday, September 15, 2018

      Bingo time

      I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug - it's bingo week - my choice was the bottom row: sentiment + sparkle + Bugaboo image

      I used Winter Birds - Skate, colored mainly with blue and grey Promarkers as I wanted it to match this beautiful DP from a Kaiserkraft paperpad. I cut the middle with a MFT stitched die and placed the cut back in. Gold mirri paper used for the panels, there's glitter and I even remembered to add some ribbon before it was too late. My sentiment is a combo of Dymo + a Tim Holtz die.

      This card is also for:
      Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #2 Anything Goes
      Sparkles Forum Christmas - #92 Blue and Gold

      Sunday, September 9, 2018

      Autumn and bear

      OK, so the weather changes from cold to hot on the same day, my nose is running, I'm sneeezing, it's raining outside - fall is on its way. So my card today is inspired by that 'in between' period and the theme of bear.Book - Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
      The image was a freebie one, a few years ago, colored with Promarkers. There's lots of texture with hessian paper, corrugated paper and string. I added a few flowers and glitter enamel dots.
      I also want to say congrats to Mervi, she's celebrating her 10th blogaversary - well done!

      This card is for:
      Allsorts - #484 Bears
      Brown Sugar – #282 All creatures great and small
      The Library Challenge - #15 Winnie the Pooh
      Mervis's 10th blogaversary Challenge - Birthday

      Thursday, September 6, 2018


      I've made another Christmas card, this time using no stamps.
      The bird image is cut out from a DP and I placed it in top of a leftover piece from a Tim Holtz DP.
      I like using kraft paper and for the background I gave it a whitewash with gesso and I used a striped embossing folder.
      Die cut greeneries, string and a fabric sentiment sticthed in place.

      I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
      This card is for:
      The Library Challenge - #14 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
      Allsorts - #483 Things with Wings
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #35 Anything Christmas Goes

      Wednesday, September 5, 2018


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

      I did something I usually don't do - I made something different than an A2 size card. This is a stepper card and it was easy to make as I have a die for this.
      I had fun using different dies to make the scene and I chose a patterned bluish paper for the sky.  The sentiment is a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

      This card is also for:
      Papercraft Challenges - #19 Animals
      Crafty Cardmakers - #217 ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

      Sunday, September 2, 2018

      Stella Says Sketch #614 - Christmas reindeer

      There’s a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my take on it.

      The image Reindeer Christmas Goodies is so detailed so I figured it would work fine with a simple sketch like this. The image is colored with Promarkers.
      I added three paper strips leftovers from Tim Holtz papers and three die cut snowflakes.
      I also used two of my favorite stitched dies from MFT.

      This card is also for:
      My Time to Craft - #378 Christmas in August
      Crafter's Cafe - #203 3 of something (snowflakes and patterned papers)
      The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
      I love Promarkers - #364 Anything Goes/Option of Die or Punch

      Monday, August 27, 2018


      I had these gnomes from Stamping Bella colored up a few weeks ago but didn’t quite know what to do with them. Then the theme SNAP came up and with that the idea of using my film strip die from Marianne.
      Then I thought maybe I could fit the gnomes into the filmstrip. They were too big, but I went on with it anyway, allowing their bodies to go outside of the film strip. I needed something to ground them, so I used a die cut stitched frame and black corrugated paper. I stamped a Christmas greeting in Norwegian.

      This card is for:
      Inkspirational - #168 Snap
      My Time to Craft - #378 Christmas in August
      Rudolph's Day - August
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas

        Saturday, August 25, 2018

        Leaf - thinking of you

        I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug - it's a color challenge this week.

        I used a leaf from the digi stamp set Mini set - Leaf blocks. It's one of  favorites and I immediately thought of it when seeing the color scheme.
        I colored the leaf with three different green Promarkers and a white gel pen.
        I roughed up the edges and adhered it to a green panel and a DP from KaiserKraft.
        The sentiment is from Penny Black and I tucked a piece of ribbon beneath the panel.  

        This card is also for:
        Moving along with the Times - #78 Texture
        Aud Sentiments Challenge - #210 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
        Crafty Gals Corner - #172 Ribbon or Bow

        Sunday, August 19, 2018


        Today I have two cards to share for the  Twofer Card challenge #8 where the theme is `geometric`. For both cards I used the Memory Box die `Mini Perfect Patches` to make my inchies, that means `square` is my choice of geometric shape.

        Card 1) Dogs - Just because
        This is the first card I made. I used dog stamps from a freebie set, a tree stamp from Hot off the Press,  a MFT wonky sticthed die and Maja DP. The sentiment - Just because - is from a paper pad from Kaisercraft.
        This card is also for:
        Dream Valley Challenges - #184 ANIMALS
        Cardz 4 Galz - #78 Dies & Or Punches
        Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes

        Card 1) Christmas
        This card was inspired by the sketch over at LIM. First I stamped onto the card base, then I added m inchies and stamped a second time. I added a die cut merry from Tim Holtz, made the Christmas with my Dymo and added a few sequins.
        This card is also for:
        Less Is More - #378 Sketch
        Fussy and Fancy - #218 CLEAN AND SIMPLE
        Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Anything Goes + option sequins

        Sunday, August 12, 2018


        I decided to play with one of Marina's sketches over at CCC and the gnome from Stamping Bella was my choice of stamp.
        I cut it with a stitched circle die from MB, placed it on top of a doily die cut and added leaves.
        The DP is Kaisercraft and I stamped a birthday greeting with white ink.

        This card is for:
        Allsorts - #480/481 From Boys To Men
        City Crafter Challenge - #424 Choose one of 3 sketches
        The Crafty Addicts - #51 Anything Goes/Boys and Men

        Thursday, August 9, 2018

        Birthday hippos

        Normally, what takes me the longest time when I’m having a go at a color challenge, is to pick what stamps or dies to use. Not this time! This weekend I treated myself to a stamp set from MFT with the cutest hippos and a Lawn Fawn pop up box die set, where the banner dies where included. The sentiment and frame die I also got this summer, so the only old items here are my Memory Box chevron die, the grey DI and the markers I used for coloring. I had ‘tons of fun’ making this card last night.

        This card is for:
        Cards in Envy - Something new
        Papercraft Challenges - #17 Chevron
        Color Throwdown - #505

        Tuesday, August 7, 2018

        Birthday card for boy with a tag

        I tend to make A2 sized cards, but for this boy card I used my dies from Kort&Godt to make the card base and kraft and DP layers. I chose papers with spots and stripes and a strip of burlap paper for texture.
        MB dies were used for the seashells and starfish and also the leaves.
        It's really rare that I add flowers to my cards, and I never use them on cards for boys, but here I made an exception and I feel (and hope) it isn't too girly.
        I added twine and stamped the birthday greeting on a tag.
        The image is from Whimsy Stamps and has been colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen.

        This card is for:
        Allsorts - #478/479 - Tags
        Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - #108 Anything Goes
        Moving along with the Times - #77 For The Boys
        The Male Room - #91 Birthday

        Sunday, August 5, 2018

        Sketch with Scene It Snowmen fun

        There's a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my inspiration card.

        I found this sketch really fun, there are so many options on what to to with the top part of the sketch. I went with a very simple solution and used twine to divide my card into sections to mimic the sketch.
        I used a freebie sentiment, a Tim Holtz embossing folder and the image  Scene it - Snowmen fun colored with Promarkers.

        This card is also for:
        ABC Christmas Challenge - P for plain
        Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge
        - Anything goes/option embossing
        A Snowflakes Promise - #53 Anything Goes

        Wednesday, August 1, 2018

        Card done in less than 10 minutes

        Card in less than 10 mintes (08:51 to be exact) but I had everything out and it was my second attempt. My first card was made in less tahn 10 mintes too but I got a smudge, which always seem to happene when I'm making it a one layer...

        I have a set of geometric shaped stamps, all the little packages came from that set and they all got stripes on the ones I used. The bows and mistletoe are from a Lawn Fawn set. Sentiment is Hero Arts. I scored some lines over and below the stamped area. Finally I used a brush to add some blue splatter.

        This card is for:
        City Crafter Challenge - #423 CAS Christmas
        Less Is More - #376 OLC with Stripes
        Inkspirational - #166 Make a Card in 10 Minutes or less