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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Feet

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug.

I kept it all very simple,  just embossing a row of snowflakes, using an EF that came free with a magazine, I believe it was last year. I very gently sponged a little with white ink to define them a bit better.
The DP was mounted onto panels of black cardstock and silver mirri card.
The image - Seasons greeting feet - was colored with my Promarkers. I added a bit of frantage and two black pearls.

This card is also for these challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #98 - Fun In The Snow
Brown Sugar - #174 Use Pearls
Crafty Catz - #303 - Masculine

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mouse and Balloons

I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Catch the Bug,  this week it's all about COLORS.

December is just around the corner, but I needed a birthday card for a teenaged boy, so I made a CAS card with a dymo sentiment and an image with plenty of balloons, colored with Promarkers. You can find the image in the Bugaboo store here. I used a black pen to draw a thin line around the edges. And for a bit of color I added die cut hearts made with a Lawn Fawn die. And that's about it.

This card is also for these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #172 Make Your Mark
Digi Choosday Challenge - #47 - Winter Birthdays
Get Creative Challenges - Birthday
Without Words - Winter Birthday

Thursday, November 26, 2015

For a boy's 7th birthday

There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week it's ANYTHING GOES. Our sponsor the month of November is Ppinkydolls, but this time I used one of my rubber stamps (Bildmålarna), colored with Promarkers, as I needed to make a card for my nephew who will celebrate his 7th birthday this weekend.
As for the shape I went with a step design made of kraft paper.The first step was decorated with a rope embossed paper, a string with Dienamics die cuts attached to it and some die cut starfish and seashells made with a Memory Box die. The second step us decorated with die cut waves from Memory Box and some more starfish. Then the third step and panel has been designed to look like a horizon with boats. Here I used stitched oval dies and letters from Dienamics, as well as one from Memory Box for the number - it's hard to spot but it's there in the upper right corner. The card was no quickie, but lots of fun to make.

This card is also for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #96 Fancy Folds
Allsorts - At least 3 diecuts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Scene with a Wooden Reindeer

Some of you might know I love reindeer on Christmas cards. In general I struggle making cards inspired by photos, but with a reindeer on I had no problem at all:)

I have some wooden reindeer in my stash, and this one I gave a coat of bronze colored EP.

The winter village was stamped and heat embossed, no coloring, but lots of loose glitter added to it.

I used craft foam to cut the Memory Box poinsettia corner, love the dimension it adds. Another die was used for the Christmas greeting in Norwegian. Paper from Maja Design.

No red, no green - quite unusal for me not using any traditional colors on a Christmas card - but lots of sparkle from the glitter - I even added some on th craft foam.



This card is for these challenges:
Inkspirational - Photo inspiration
Clear It Out - Theme: Holiday / Christmas Stash: Glitter
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Technique - Glitter it up)
Crafting When We Can - #108 Don't forget the Animals
Rudolph Days Challenge - November

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Music, CASE and dimension

I really liked the card to CASE over at TimeOut, so I wanted to give it a go. My first attempt turned out to be a sorry little number, I was going for one layer and it looked awful. But I persisted, being inspired by the layout and adding a bit more of "me" in the design all while keeping a simple look.

I quite like using non Christmas images for Christmas designs. This time I used a stamped and heat embossed trumpet sent to me by Monika. Sorry, but I don't know the brand. Twofers have the theme of music this fortnight, the only requirement is to use stamps (no digis) and follow the theme (music).

I made a frame for the trumpet using med Dienamics stitched oval dies. The holly was made using a stamp from Poppy Design, I colored it with Promarkers and added red pearls from my stash. I mounted it on foam, being inspired by the theme over at Addicted to CAS.

The musical notes panel is made with a small stamp from Prima, one I hadn't used before. The sentiment is die cut, meaning "Christmas greetings" in Norwegian.


This card is for these challenges:
TIME OUT Challenges - #43 Case
Twofers - #8 Music
Addicted to CAS - Dimension

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Cupcake

I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Catch the Bug,  this week we're playing BINGO. I chose the vertical row to the right - sentiment+lace+bling.

I used the image Christmas Cupcake - candycanes, colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen and decorated with glitter and glossy accent. I've used a color combo which is unusual for me, purple and red. I added lace, sequins and pearls as well as letter stickers for the sentiment. The banners are made with dies from Dienamics, the bow withone from Tim Holtz. Machine stitching with white thread around the edges.

This card is also for these challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #112 Anything Goes with a twist: Add some Purple
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes/Lace & Pearls
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #145 Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Winter birdies

There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week the optional twist is THINGS WITH WINGS. I used an image from our sponsor this month, Ppinkydolls, colored up with Promarkers.

Since Christmas is sneaking up on us I decided to give this non-Christmas image a Christmasy look, so I added frantage for snow and punched pine branches. I framed the scene using a stitched frame die from Dienamics and decorated it with a bow made with a Tim Holtz die.The sentiment is a piece of fabric and I also added some cheesecloth.

This card is also for these challenges:
Inky Chicks - #59 - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Let It Snow
Come and Get It - Winter Holiday
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Snowmen Family



Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is my DT card showcaseing one of Jodie's latest images. It's called 'Snowmen family'.

The image is colored using Promarkers. I added frantage and losse glitter for snow, as well as some sequins.

I cut the image using a Lawn Fawn die and attached it to a stamped postcard. The die cut sentiment is in Norwegian, the lamp post is made with a Memory Box die, heat embossed with silver EP. I attached it all to a black and white DP.

This card is also for these challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - Let it snow
Crafting By Designs - Frosty Snowman
Crafty Calendar - Sparkle, bling and embellish

Monday, November 16, 2015

Angel in white and gold

With Christmas quickly approaching I've got a Christmas card on the menu for today.

I used my angel stamp and a sentiment tag from LOTV.  I stamped the image onto vellum with gold EP, colored the stars with a gold gel pen and gave the angel a golden paper pieced dress.

The star die cut is covered with gold EP, I used a die from Marianne. 3 gold bling and a a star eyelet from my stash were also added.

The background is embossed with a Spellbinders EF, matted onto gold cardstock, and I added a little bit of white and gold frantage.

This card is for these challenges:
Twofers - #7 Things with Wings
Challenge Up Your Life - White and gold
Clear It Out - Theme: White + 1 Color Stash: your choice (bling)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long -  Anything Goes

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pup sleep

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I used the image pup sleep, colored it with Promarkers and fussy cut it.

I placed the image onto a die cut panel. The oval panel and border of kraft are made using dies from Dienamics, the grass with one from Lalaland.
Papers are from Pebbles, I the stamped a birthday sentiment in Norwegian which says something like "Big hugs and congratulations on your birthday".

This card is also for these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - W, C5 – Cuddly Creatures
That Craft Place - Kraft
Creative Knockouts - #114 Include a Sentiment
Moving along with the Times - My Favourite Things (whiskers on kittens)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Birthday cupcake

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.

The image is colored with Promarkers. I added glitter stickles to the whipped cream and frame, the cherry got a coat of glossy accent.

I used a one to me new embossing folder with a piece of silver cardstock, a paper border from Kaisercraft and silver sequins and pink ribbon from my stash.

Have a great weekend!

This card is also for these challenges:
Inkspirational - Anything goes with silver
I love Promarkers - #294 Food and Drink
Crafting for all Seasons - #114 Embossing
Get Creative Challenges - Birthday
Come and Get It - Lots of Sparkle

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Skating

There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week the optional twist is PAPER PIECING. I used an image from our sponsor this month, Ppinkydolls, colored up with Promarkers.
I stamped some houses onto DP, fussy cut them and paper pieced the windows and doors.
The ice is silver metallic tape. I framed the scene using stitched circle dies from Memory Box. The white panel is embossed with an EF from Tim Holtz. I stamped a Christmas greeting and added a die cut holly swirl, covered with white and gold frantage, and added 3 red pearls.

This card is also for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas  
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #38 Winter Scenes
Card and Scrap - #106 Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - #49 Anything Goes 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Cardinals

I was given this beautiful cardinal image by my blogfriend Monika of Creative with Monika (Thank you so much!) She has opened up an Etsy Shop with a friend who makes digital images. The shop is called JavaCardLineArt.

I have to admit I've never seen a cardinal IRL. I actually became aware of their existence in blogland. So I didn't know how to color them up, but with a little help from Google I found lots of images for guidance.
I used my Marianne window die and added lace I got from Mervi in the window, so that it looks like they're sitting outside peeping in. I punched a few branches and added loose glitter to them and to the window. The window is mounted onto a paper dry embossed with a folder from Darice. Papers from Maja Design. Christmas greeting in Norwegian and branches with red berries from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
The Glory of Christmas -  #71 Glitter and/orShine
Fab 'n' Funky - #280 Die Cuts and/or Punches
Inspiration Destination - #58 Always Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - #162 Use Some Red

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cat and Chair

I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Catch the Bug this week it's ANYTHING GOES.

I merged two images: chair element and crabby cat I purred once. I colored the image with my Promarkers. I used a black pen to draw a fine lined frame around the image, stamped a Christmas sentiment, then added the panel onto a white card base.

There isn't much more to say about this card as I kept it really clean and simple.

This card is also for these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #169 Clean and Simple
City Crafter Challenge - #286 Getting Ready For Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #9 Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Water Can

It's Thursday and time for an OLDIE BUT GOODIE over at Catch the Bug. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SwbvcFd3Zx4/VGsqRRiTgYI/AAAAAAAAM1M/oWp5cqWEnp0/s1600/SS333-2014-Vannessa.pngThis is the image I used: Flower Water Cans - Rose Can.
I colored the image using Promarkers and added glitter to the roses. To reduce the white space I used a blue Promarker to make little dots. Didn't like the look of it at all, so I applied blue DI, thinking it would cover the dots. It didn't but I quite like the effect of it.
The white paper with stripes is embossed. I used a LawnFawn die to make the banner, stamped a sentiment and attached it with a blue button with string. I was inspired by a previous sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout.

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Pick any sketch (#333)
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #321 Embossing
ABC Challenge - U is for Unlimited
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Triple Play

There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week the optional twist is TRIPLE PLAY/USE 3 DIFFERENT COLORS.
I chose blue, green and silver (I didn't count white as a color).

Our sponsor for November is Ppinkdolls.


I made the winter landscape by embossing blue paper with a snowflake embossing folder, then I cut three rows of trees with my die from Marianne.
The semi circle with stars die cut is also made with a Marianne die, I heat embossed it with silver EP and attached a seambinding ribbon bow.

The bottom edge i decorated with lace. I machine sticthed around the edges.


This card is also for these challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Oh Christmas Tree
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas pick a previous theme (Angel)
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #343 Star, Circle or Heart
Allsorts - Christmas

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Gertrude

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I used  the image Grumpy Gertrude - touch coffee colored with pink and grey Promarkers. She comes with a fun sentiment, but I chose to use one from Art Impressions, heat embossed with silver EP onto vellum, attached with fastenaters (I belivethat's what it's called? First time I use it). Papers are from Pebbles and Maja Design. I also added 3 pink pearls from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
Polkadoodles - #42 Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter
Digi Choosday Challenge -#43 Favourite Color Combination (When using pink I like to combine it with grey and/or silver)
Simply Papercraft - #16 Always Anything Goes