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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