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Sunday, March 3, 2024

CASEing Carol

It's CASE a Design Team Member Week over at Just us Girls, and when I saw Carol's card I immediately knew what I wanted to make, being inspired by the layout. Carol used stencils and stamps, I used dies and designer papers and my Dymo.
I made a spring card with a hen and a rooster, I used papers from Scrap Boys' Old Farm collection for my card.

This card is for:
Just Us Girls - #716 CASE a Design Team Member
Krafty Chicks - #705 Anything Goes
Allsorts - #770 Spring 


Saturday, February 24, 2024

INK #310 - Mood board with Soft colors

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a mood board with photos in soft pinks and blues, and I was inspired by the colors as well as the flowers.  
I pulled out my Tim Holtz flower stamp, heat embossed with gold and used speckled egg Distress oxide along with a couple of  pink ones. I heat embossed the die cut sentiment in gold and added 3 translucent dots - can you find them?

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

This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #704 All occasions


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Guest Designer Card for "I spy with my little eye" - #12 something beginning with B

Today I'm a guest designer over at at Simply Ellibelle's blog and her "I spy with my little eye" challenge. And the theme is "something beginning with B". 

I have several B-elements on my card - like boy, birthday, ball, balloon, bling, banner - maybe you will spot more than me?

I have used a die from Papirdesign for the boy, the balloon die was part of the Spellbinder advent calendar last year and the circle is a die from Pinkfresh.

As I have 5 nephews, ranging from 8 to 28 years of age, I am always in need of some masculine designs. This card will go to one of the teenagers.

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #111 Birthday
Creative Knockouts - #515 Die Cuts / Punches / Stencils

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

TioT- Spotlight

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "In the spotlight". You can use the spotlight technique, like I did - you can check out tutorials and videos on this technique - or you may have your own idea for "spotlighting" on your project. Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration.

For my card I chose a flower stamp from Tim Holtz. I heat embossed with white on kraft on the background. For my "spotlight" piece I used kraft colored ink on white paper and watercolored the flowers. I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn cut with a small banner die and added 3 translucent dots.

This will sadly be my final project as a DT member over at TioT. I have enjoyed my time with this friendly group of people and awesone challenge themes. It's just that I don't have enough time at the moment so I decided to step down. However, I will try and join their challenges in the future for fun, as I will continue to craft.

This card is also for:
Day of the Month Cart Club - #60 Random Act of Kindness Day


 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

INK #309 Hearts

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is "Hearts". With Valentine's day being just around the corner I expect to see a lot of fantastic entries in the gallery.
I used a red rubber stamp for my hearts on the background, they were heat embossd in white and I used a pink Distress Oxide to make them pop.The birds were paper pieced and they were part of the same Lawn Fawn stamp set as the letter and ink jar and pen. The sentiment comes from Mama Elephant.

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

This card is also for:
CAS on Friday – #276 VALENTINE
Moving along with the Times - #163 Love / Hearts
I Spy With My Little Eye - Hearts and/or Roses



Tuesday, February 6, 2024

TioT - Heart and/or Flowers

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "Hearts and/or Flowers".

For my card I chose the flower option, I made the flower with a die from Pinkfresh. I kept the card neutral, both with the colors and my choice of sentiment as I have had requests for general cards. 

Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from my TioT teamies.

This card is also for:
Incy Wincy Designs - Valentine / Love and/or No Pictures

Sunday, January 28, 2024

INK #308 - Paper piecing

At Inkspirational our challenge for the next two weeks is "Paper Piecing.
Persoanlly I think paper piecing is lots of fun, it's a great altnerative to coloring and a super way to use up some scraps.
For me card I chose to go CAS with a Penny Black stamp and DPs in different shades og greys and blues, except for the palm trees whre I used a green leftover piece and green Stickles glue. I left some buildings untouched. All windows were colored with a silver glitter gel pen. One single Pinkfresh gem was added to the star. The card is acutally quite sparkly, but it doesn't show in the picture.

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

This card is also for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - #700 All Occasions


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

TioT - Add some text

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "Add some text".

For my card today I went the masculine route with black and white and a more than a decade old typewriter stamp from Prima. And I used  background stamp of a much newer date (less than a year old) with a font similar to what you would get using an old typewriter. 
The sentiment translates  to something like "even youthful men like you celebrate birthdays every year".

Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from my TioT teamies.

This card is also for:
Make My Monday - #217 Happy Birthday
Creative Crafting Uncles - #49 Happy Birthday



Saturday, January 13, 2024

INK #307 - Use stencils

At Inkspirational our first challenge of 2024 is "Use stencils" with the optional twist of using more than one stencil and/or use layering stencils.

I used the twist and combined a stencil from Altenew with one from Tim Holtz. I used only black, white and gret for a sympathy card with die cut leaves and bling from Pinkfresh. 

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



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

TioT - Winter Blues

Over at Try it on Tuesday our first challenge of 2024 is "Winter Blues". 

I chose to create a winter scene using a combination of Lavinia and Hero Arts with black and blue inks.I added yellow around the lantern for a bit of glow. The sentiment is a sticker with a birthday greeting.I addded Wink of Stella to the trees and glitter glue to the fairy boy´s wings.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.

This card is also for:
Get Creative Challenges - #127 Snow Much Fun
Allsorts - #762 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - #697 Use Stamps

Saturday, December 30, 2023

INK #306 Moodboard Black, white and gold

At Inkspirational we have a new challenge and it's a moodboard, with lots of different items and patterns in white, black and gold.

I was inspired by the colors, the chevron, feathers and pearls. The embossing folder and sentiment are new items in my stash, the die cut border and feathers are old ones. I "dipped" the feathers in white and gold frantage, I quite like how that turned out. I also decoarted with bling from Pinkfresh. 

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

This card is also for:
I Spy With My Little Eye - Something Old or New
Krafty Chicks - #696 All Occasions

Friday, December 15, 2023

TioT - Santa Claus is coming to Town

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Santa Claus is coming to town".
I love the white and kraft combination and went with a vintage Santa stamp, heat embossed and colored with white gesso and water. The background is stencilled with snow paste from Finnabair, it has a nice sparkle.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.

This card is also for:
My Time To Craft Christmas - #75 LETTER S ITEMS (Santa, slimline, string, stencil)

Saturday, November 18, 2023

INK #303 Seasonal

At Inkspirational we have a new challenge and it's SEASONAL. I chose winter and made a card for Christmas. 
The stamp is a an old NorthStar clear stamp. I heat embossed with black and used white gesso for the snowy ground and a Posca pen for the snowflakes. 
I made the image into an ornament with a die cut circle. The background is stenciled with a Tim Holtz stencil and snow paste from Finnabair. I used white ink on the edges, I like this look with white ink on kraft paper.

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

This card is also for:
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - Stencils November Anything Goes


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

TioT - Baby It's Cold Outside

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Baby it's Cold Outisde". I chose an image from LOTV of a boy skiing. The snow is cold and in addition to the snow on the image I have the die cut snowflake circle and the blue DP with snowflakes as well. I added ribbon with a charm of mittens and some with branches cut our of kraft to fill up some space.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #109 Wintertime (No Christmas)

Saturday, November 4, 2023

INK #302 Mood Board Christmas sweets

At Inkspirational we have a new challenge and it's a moodboard with lots of options. I chose to go with the gingerbread and polka dot sweets.  My starting point was a paper from ScrapBoys, I cut out the centre of the frame and added my topper behind it. I decorated with flowers from Little birdie and Pinkfresh Sparkle & Shine ombré glitter drops. I die cut the sentiment from gold glitter paper.

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

This card is also for:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #151 Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Catz - #657 ANYTHING GOES Optional Twist: Show some Flowers

Thursday, November 2, 2023

October Card Chain Challenge Reveal 2023

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge October reveal. If you want to join the fun for next month you need to sign up here until the 6th. You don't have to join every month, it's up to you.

This is the card I sent to Carol in the UK. I chose the stamp and papers on purpose as I  have the impression, from seeing Carol's own cards, that she enjoys sunflowers, as weel as Aall&Create stamps.
I followed the sketch, used the Spotlight stamoing technique and the theme of friendship.

In return I received a super sweet and sparkly card from Alice in Finland.


Tuesday, October 31, 2023

TioT - Sparkle All The Way

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Sparkle all the way". 

I love glitter of any color and form- glitter paper and loose glitter or embossing powder - and I've used both on my card. It may be hard to judge from the photo but Santa's belt, the snowflake swirl and the inner edges of the frame are glittered up.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.  

This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #687 All Occasions


Saturday, October 21, 2023

INK #301 Cold

At Inkspirational we have a new challenge and the theme is COLD. For me the choice was to go with snow and the color blue. 
I used a DP with snow and a door from a Mintay Christmas paper pad. The door was cut out with an oval die and I used a larger die for the mirri card used as a panel. The snowflake swirl was covered with glitter and glitter drops from Pinkfresh. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz sticker. A quick and easy card to make.

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



Tuesday, October 17, 2023

TioT - Halloween

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Halloween". I don't celebrate Halloween and I don't uasually send out any cards. However, I have started enjoying making cards for Halloween, because I love the colors and there are so many fun papers, stamps and dies for this occasion. For this card I used a purple gingham paper and a cobweb die cut. The skull is from Tom Holtz, the sunglasses as well, I put glossy accent on them and popped them up on foam, The necklace is colored in purple, green and orange and I added glitter glue on as well - it makes the pearls look like candy, yum. I used sentiments from three different stamp sets.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.  

This card is also for:
Creatalicious Challenges - #269 Halloween
Get Creative Challenges - #126 Purple, Black, Green, Orange

Saturday, October 7, 2023

INK #300 - Card with Matching Envelope

At INKspirational our challenge for the next two weeks is to make a card with a matching envelope.
I used several stamps from the Tim Holtz Tiny toadstools set and colored with my Posca pensils. I placed die cut circles onto a textured paper background and added Pinkfresh bling and a sticker sentiment.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see what my INK-teamies have made and to get lots more inspiration.

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - N IS FOR NATURE
Crafty Gals Corner - #247 Signs of Fall
Krafty Chicks - #684 Stamp Act

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

TioT - Autumn

 
Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Autumn". 
This is one of those cards where I did not have a plan before I got started and I started kind of in the opposite order of what I usually do.
I had cut out a wreath of flowers from a Scrapboys paper and I had made a leaf with a stencil from Sweet Poppy and fussy cut it, and I decided to use both. I had some die cut leaves laying on my desk and decided to use them too. I chose a piece of DP I have had for a long time, with leaf pattern on it. Frpm there I had to decide how to decorate the stenciled leaf, and I do love my mushroom stamps from Tim Holtz. But as they were to small to fill up enough of the spaee I masked them off and stamped a tree from Lavinia behind them, along with some falling leaves. I added some bling some Pinkfresh on the leaves, not very visible in the photo, but thry look nice IRL I also used other stamps from the Tim Holtz stamp set, the splatter and scipt, inked in kraft colored ink.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #748 - Autumn Trees, Leaves and Berries / Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Autumn Colours / Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - #683 All Occasions

Monday, September 25, 2023

Twofer - one for any occasion and one for Halloween

I made 2 cards using the same image from Tim Holtz' Wicked hipsters stamp set, one card I made for any occasion and the other for Halloween.

1) ANY OCCASION in pink monochrome

The text translates "you are wonderfully nice and beautiful" and I like it because I think it fits for a just because kind of card, but even a birthday one for that matter. I stamped the sentiment inside a solid and outline circle stamp from Tim Holtz.
I stamped the image onto the background and masked it before stenciling behind it. I also used some text stamps from Aall & Create for some extra detail. The hair scarf and the pearl necklace are stamped onto a patterned paper and cut out.


This card is for:
Alphabet Challenge - M IS FOR MONOCHROME
Cardz 4 Galz - #208 Use a Stencil, A Sentiment and An Image

2) HALLOWEEN in orange and black

For this card I used distress inks, Mica stain and a stencil to make he background. I cut out a panel from a Halloween DP, used sentiments from different stamp sets and added some die cut sweets.
I don't really use Halloween cards, but they're so fun to make. If you happen to know someone or some place who could put them to use, like a charity or oganization or collector, then please share...

This card is for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #454 Any Occasion


Saturday, September 23, 2023

INK #299 - Clean and Simple

At INKspirational our challenge for the next two weeks is CAS - Clean and Simple - with an optional twist of Inspired by a Movie.
I did something unusual for me, I used a colored cardbase, one in a warm light grey color. I think the color matches the greys of the owl. I stamped the Aall&Create image onto the card base and onto a white paper, then I cut out parts of the image and popped it up on foam. The sentment is a sticker and says: another year older...

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #107 Clean and Simple
Krafty Chicks - #682 Clean and Simple
AAA Birthday - #53 Animals

  

Monday, September 18, 2023

Maculine card with Pinkfresh glitter drops

I have invested in a few stamp sets from Aall & Create and I do have much fun creating with them, This card started out with an unevenly stamped image on a background,  so I made my card design based on that and  added the popped up circle with an even stamped image to hide the imperfection. I used brown and green inks and a Tim Holtz stencil and I used a text stamp with kraft colored ink on top - it's subtle but you can see it IRL or if you zoom in. A sticker sentiment was added - saying "birthday again?" and 5 Pinkresh ombre glitter drops - my new favorite kind of embellishment at the moment.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #746 Masculine
Critter Crazy Challenges - #78 Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Creative Knockouts - #503 Your Fav Embellishment

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Fuzzy hugs

I need to build up my collection of Christmas/Winter cards, and so I found the sketch over at Ty STampin' on Tuesday perfect for this purpose.
I used some cute stamps from Mama Elephant and papers from Carta Bella. I added an irridescebt snowflake sequinalong with sparkly sequins for snow.
The photo isn't the best, they are renovating the facade of the building where I live and the scaffolding is blocking the daylight so it feels quite dark with little natural light.

This card is for:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #624
Krafty Chicks - #681 Christmas
Moving along with the Times - #158 Christmas

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

INK #298 Moodboard

At Inkspirational we have a moodboard for you to play with and the possibilities are endless. I was inspired by the autumn leaves.
I used a stencil from Sweet Poppy to make the maple leaf outline, fussy cut it, inked with Distress inks and Oxides and used a nature stamp from Nellie Snellen. The background is made with a stencil from Aall & Create.

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

This card is also for:
We Love Stamping - Trees and Leaves
The Male Room  - Leaves

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

TioT - Fantasy

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge theme is "Fantasy". For this challenge I  didn't go with fairies, unicorns, monsters or troll, but a fantasy world where an octopus is wearing a hat. I think the image is so cool, it's from Aall&Create and it's brand new to me. I think it's perfect for a male recipient.
I used purple, blue and green Distress inks and used a stencil with a baby wipe to lift some of the color off. I also I used a text stamp on parts of the background. The photo doesn't show it well, so I tried to do a close up photo as well. I added one leftover paper strip, some cheese cloth and a few Pinkfresh Studio Ombré Starry Sky bling.
 
This card is also for:
Creative Crafting Uncles - #44 Animals
I Spy With My Little Eye - Anything Handmade for Boys or Men

I decided to make a second nd similar card using another image from the same stamp set and the same supplies. I masked off the whale and colored it with water and grey distress ink