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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos 2019 - Day 1 - Critter+snow

Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. The event stays open until December 31.

I colored up the image Winter Birds - Skate with Promarkers. The backgrond is dry ebossed with snowflakes. I silver embossed a snowflake on vellum, the stamp and die are from Concord & 9th and added a Dymo+die cut sentiment.

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - S FOR SNOW
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #242 Christmas/Winter + ASentiment

Ink #202 - No stamping

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time Anila has chosen the theme - NO STAMPING.

I used dies from 3 different sets. A tree line, the children and the wreath (from Craft&You). I used glitter paste and the sentiment is chipboard.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #107 Winter Wonderland
Creatalicious Challenges - #176 Anything Goes + optional Winter 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Candy cane bear

Here's my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday image-  isn't it a cute one? You can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store later today.

I colored the image using Promarkers. I placed it on top of a white embossed snowflake on vellum, the stamp and die are from Concord & 9th. The striped backgrond is made with a die as well.

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas  Anything Goes + option : Candy Cane
Cutie Pie Challenge - #142 CHRISTMAS CUTIES

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Paperdolls and snowflakes


I've fallen in love with the paperdolls from Tim Holtz and the snowflake stamp and die set fro Concord & 9th. Here they are used together on 2 cards, one feminine and one masculine.
I used a script stamp and white ink on kraft for the backgrounds and sprinkled on a little bit of white frantage for snow. The larger snowflakes are white embossed and covered with glitter paste. 
The sentiment is a combo of a TH die and Dymo. The dolls were added on foam.


The feminine card I'd like to enter in these challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - I chose the June theme -Shabby or vintage - the post is here
Papercraft Challenges - #52 - Christmas
 


The masculine card I'd like to enter in these challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #17 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - #461 Winter clothing

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bells or ornaments

We are back with a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.


My immediate thought was to put my washi tapes to use. The image I used is Christmas Mouse - ornaments, and I didn't pay attention to the name because I was thinking bells and not ornaments, hence my choice of sentiment. Oh well....


This card is also for:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #467 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Quick and Easy
Crafty Catz - #486 ANYTHING GOES OPTIONAL TWIST: LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gift card holder with Snowmen and Friends Duo

Monday is ‘Anything but a card’ inspiration day over at Catch the Bug. This year I've been making a few gift card holders. The others I've made has a paper belt to close the flap, but on this one I used magnets.

The image is Snowmen and Friends Duo and is colored with Promarkers. I added a silver snowflake sequin and used a white shimmer paper for a little sparkle. I cut a strip of paper with a stitched border die for decoration.

This gift card holder is also for:
Allsorts - #548 Christmas Gifts
Creative Knockouts - #326 Winter/Holidays

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Ink #201

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - a word prompt - naughty.

A Tim Holtz sticker stating "naughty and nice list" was my starting point - so decided to go for a Santa cut out from a freebie paper and another freebie paper for the background. I added a die cut Lawn Fawn photo frame and die cut branches covered with glitter paste.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This is also for:
Fab n Funky - #459 Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - #110 Get Ready For Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 2019

I'll be home for Christmas...

Here is another Christmas card ready and done.

I used a sweet image from Penny Black. I actually think it's from a birthday set, but by adding a glittery die cut tree I think it turned out festive. I colored with my Promarkers and added glossy accent to the car windows.

The embossed background I received from Monika of Creative with Monika some time ago.
The sentiment is a chipboard one from Tim Holtz - I've used these a lot on this year's cards.

This card is for: 
Penny Black and More - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - #368 Holiday
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #520 Sparkle and Shine

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wreath/Flowers/Winter clothing

Christmas is quickly approaching and I got to get those last Christmas cards done. This card was surprisingly quick to make, I'm normally a slow card maker.

The wreath and dies used to decorate it are from the same Craft&You die set. I used glitter paste on the wreath and the poinsettias I ran through an embossing folder before inking the edges.
The girl is a paperdoll from Tim Holtz.
The background I stamped with white ink, using a script stamp.
Finally I added a sentiment and lots of liquid enamel accents around the wreath.

This card is for:
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wreath/X for FauX
Allsorts - #546 Christmas Flowers
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Stockings or other Winter Clothing

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ink #200 Celebration+photo

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - Celebration - as we are celebrating our 200th challenge.

I was inspired by the colors of the photo and I was thinking of celebration as in celebrating Christmas - my favorite time of the year.

Most of the stamps are from Concord&9th. First I stamped with white ink and then a second layer of purple and of red for the pattern inside of the snowflake. I heat embossed the sentiment with white EP and added gold frantage.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #109 Let It Snow
Moving along with the Times - #110 Snowflakes
Little Red Wagon - #523 Use More Than Two Words

Friday, November 15, 2019

Freebie Friday - Turkey pumpkin

Here's my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday image-  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

I colored the image using Promarkers and teamed it up with a DP from Lawn Fawn and a panel with a turkey which have been in  stash for some time.
A small thank you sentiment was stamped.

This card is also for:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #240 Thank You Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - #245 THANKFUL 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sketch and Angel boy sitter

We are back with a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. My card features angel boy sitter,
colored with Promarkers and glittered up with Stickles glue.

I die cut 3 banners in white and vellum, added a die cut snowflake from Concord&9th and made snow with white enamel liquid dots. The frame is made with a stamp from Altenew and the sentient is Dymo + an Avery Elle sentiment.

This card is also for:
Send a Smile for Kids - Happy Holidays/Anything Goes 4 Kids
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #16 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #482 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTIONAL CHRISTMAS

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Thankful

Over at Catch the Bug our challenge this week is Thankful.

I used Flower Bunch Vase, colored with Promarkers and white gel pen. I fussy cut the image and placed it on top of a die cut frame.

The sentiment on vellum was heat embossed in gold. Both the sentiment and die used for the frame are from Altenew.

The background was stamped with kraft ink and I added white gesso in places.


This card is for:
Die Cut Divas - Thanksgiving or Thank you
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #401 Anything Goes

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Ink #199 - One layer card

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - One layer.

The stamps are from Lawn Fawn and Concord&9th. I used aqua and red inks for stamping and Promarkers for coloring.
Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

This card is also for:

Fab n Funky - #454 Christmas

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

S is for... Snowflakes, splatter, skating

For this card I pulled out my most recent stamp set from Lawn Fawn. All stamps, a part from the largest snowflake, are part of this set.

The background was made by masking off the edges and sponging with blue DI in the middle.
I added splatter, stamped snowflakes and some skate lines before adding my fussy cut mice and the die cut Christmas word.

This card is for:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #461 Anything Christmas Goes / Make Your Own Background
Cardz 4 Galz - #108 Something Beginning With S (snowflakes, skating, splatter)

Monday, October 28, 2019

Silver bells and own made background

I try to have most of my Christmas cards ready and done by the end of November to limit any last minute stress (I said "try").

For this card I started making the background. I used a Tim Holtz stamp, heat embossed with white empossing powder on kraft. I added a little bit of gesso around the edges.
The image is from Bildmålarna, colored with Promarkers. Glitter glue was applied to the snowflake. She had a free hand, so I attached two silver bells on a string for her to hold. I added a chipboard sentiment and machine stitched around the edges.

This card is for:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #22 Jingle all the way
Allsorts - #543 Make Your Own Background
Rudolph Days challenge - October

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Autumn cowboy

Over at Catch the Bug our challenge this week is a photo inspiration.

I was inspired by the fall colors.
The DP contains all the colors of the photo and I think the pattern asked for a cowboy.

I used a stitched die and added the image onto a panel of burlap paper and added raffia and brown string.

This card is also for:
Crafty Catz - #479 ANYTHING GOES WITH DRESSING UP Anything with a Costume

Monday, October 21, 2019

Skating mice

The sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch gave me the opportunity to use my brand new frame stamp by Altenew straight away.

I decorated the frame with skating mice from Lawn Fawn, fussy cut and spread around the frame. The sentiment and two of the snowflakes came with the same LF set.
I've seen aqua and red Christmas cards around in blogland, and now that I've given it a try I think it's  my new favorite color scheme for Christmas, in addition to the traditional red and green.

This card is for:
CAS(E) This Sketch! #344 Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Upcycle/V for Velocity
Sweet Stampin - Feature a Creature



Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ink #198 Mask

A new challenge went live at Inkspirational yesterday and for the next two weeks the challenge theme is MASK.

I used the Bo Bunny Feeling Festive stamp set. I've always been fascinated by the Matryoshka dolls and their painted faces. I stamped the row of nesting dolls using the masking techniqe before adding the tree from the same set and a Hero Arts sentiment. Next I stamped a few extra dolls, fussy cut and colored the with Promarkers before glueing them onto the row of black and white ones. I added frantage and placed the panel onto a DP with green leaves.

This card is also for:
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #515 Add a Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More - #363 Holiday

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Turkey thanks

Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this image will pop up in the store here some time today.

Actually, this is just a part of the image, it's comes with a text - Happy Turkey day, but I cut out the turkey and made a thank you card with a specific person in mind.

The image is colored with Promarkers.  The DP and the photo frame and heart die cuts are from Lawn Fawn. I stamped a few thank you greetings with kraft colored ink on the backgrond.

This card is also for:
Challenge Up Your Life - #116 Frame
Sweet Stampin - Autumn Colors/Harvest

Monday, October 14, 2019

Deacon the elf

We are back with a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.

My card features Deacon elf presents,
colored with Promarkers and glittered up with Stickles glue. I used a leftover piece of DP and red card stock, the thin border of stripes is a washi tape. Sticker sentiment from Tim Holtz.

I'm starting to feel a little panicky as I realized all my Christmas cards need to be ready in approx a month and a half - don't forget postage deadlines for Christmas...

This card is also for:
C.R.A.F.T.- #531 Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #57 Anything Christmas Goes 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Happy Fall Y'all

Over at Catch the Bug our challenge this week is Happy Fall Y'all.

I used Crow trio, colored with Distress inks, panelled onto white card stock and corrugated paper. I used various die cut leaves and a wooden leaf from my stash. I also splattedred with water and blue and orange DI.


This card is for:
If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie... -  #127 Photo Inspiration
Shopping Our Stash - #406  It's Pumpkin Spice Season (anything fall/pumpkin related)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hearts and ribbon

Over at Catch the Bug our challenge this week is Anything Goes.

I used 3 hearts found in the Bugaboo shop here. I used red and grey Promarkers for coloring, then I heat embossed a Christmas greeting in Norwegian with silver EP across the image.

I added the panel with image onto a falling snow embossed background and added seambinding ribon from my stash.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #540 Ribbons
Crafty Catz - #477 ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION RIBBON, BOW OR FLOWER
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ink #197 Photo - leaf

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and it's a photo. Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

I was inspired  by how the mountains are reflecting in the lake. So I went ahead and tried the reflection stamping technique for the first time. I staped the image on acetate before pressing it onto the paper using the acetate as a stamp.
I had added masking tape before inking and stenciling the stars and was quite pleased with it, but as I was removing the tape a SMUDGE appeared. How come this only happens when I'm attempting to go one layer??? I had to rethink my design, I cut the panel and placed it onto a plaid DP. It didn't quite turn out as planned, but I tried to save what could be saved,..

This card is also for:
Crafty Cardmakers - #242 ADD A CRITTER

Monday, September 30, 2019

Lion love

We are back with a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I was supposed to get this post up yesterday, but coming back from holiday and having had work done in our apartment while away, it took me time to get access to my computer station. It's quite the chaos in our apartment at the moment, but I know I will be so pleased when everything gets back into its place and everything has been tidied up...

I used the image Lion Love, colored with Promarkers. I cut the sentiment with a stitched cloud/speech bubble die from MFT. 

This card is also for:
C.R.A.F.T. - #529 Animals

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Coloring page and spotlight technique

    Over at Catch the Bug we have a color challenge this week.

    I used the Owls and Flowers coloring page. I decided t go with the spotlight technique, cutting a portion with a circle die and coloring only this part, with Promarkers and a white gel pen. The die cut sentiment is made with a Penny Black die. The googly eyes I found in m stash.

    This card is also for:
    Crafty Gals Corner - #199 Fall colors
    Papercraft Challenges - #46 No Designer Paper
    Creative With Stamps Challenge - #42 Autumn



    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Ink #196 - Paper Piercing

    We have a new challenge at Inkspirational - paper piercing. I chose to pierce the paper by stitching around the edges.

    The sweet angels image was sent to me my teamie Nonni and they are my favorite angels. I wish I had this stamp myself, but it seems to be a retired one. I colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen. The wings and stars have glitter glue on them. The background has a thin coat of watered gesso, and I used a stencil for the stars and a script stamp. And, again, I used my favorite chipboard sentiments.
    Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

    This card is also for:
    ABC Christmas Challenge - S and T are for...  (Sparkle)
    Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #14 Anything Goes

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Twofer Card Challenge - Critters


    I managed to squeeze in a little time from home refurbishment projects (which is why I have spent less time in blogland, plus preparing for a travel coming up in a week's time) to make two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #20, where the theme is CRITTERS. 
    For both cards I used a mouse stamp from Penny Black, colored with Promarkers.
    I made a "sending hugs" and a Christmas card. 

    1) Sending hugs
    On my first card I stamped the image in a corner and cut a border and frame with dies from MFT. I stamped sending and used a die from Penny Black to make the die cut hugs. The kraft panel is embossed using an EF from Tim Holtz.
     This card is also for: 
    Allsorts - #537 Anything Goes
    Penny Black and More - Animals

    2) Christmas card
    For my second card I fussy cut the mouse and placed him onto a die cut tag. I used kraft colored ink and a script stamp on the tag. Added seambinding ribbon and string with two silver bells, as well as a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment, which is my favorite embellishent at the moment.
     This card is also for:
    Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes / optional: Use something Old or Neglected (bells)
    Winter Wonderland - Favorite embellishment (chipboard sentiment)