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Saturday, January 22, 2022

INK #257 - Cozy

I haven't had the best start of the year, but I hope it'll pick up from here. I haven't had the possibility to sepnd much time in the craftroom, or online, it's not a lack of mojo and I have plenty of new stuff, so I'm so ready to get to use some more real soon.

I got to use 3 out of my 5 new Lavinia stamps for this card, we have the theme of cozy over at Inkspirational, and I think these 2 cute fairies look all cozied up. I added some die cut flowers from Memory Box and some bling, deliberately placed off centre - so you know:)

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

This card is also for:
Try It On Tuesday - In With A New
We Love Stamping - January - AG w/option Wings
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Something New

Saturday, January 8, 2022

INK #256 - Goal

For our first challenge of 2022 we have the word prompt of GOAL at Inkspirational

You can interpret this theme in many different ways, but I went with a sports theme and made a football (soccer) inspired card. I used a die from Dixi Craft, and I believe the topper is the same brand. I used my hexagon dies to cut different DPs and I stamped the background using a fishnet stamp and a numbered one.

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

This card is also for:
The Male Room
- For a Teen

Sunday, January 2, 2022

December Card Chain Challenge reveal

This is my second post for today, I'm back to share my card for the December Csrd Chain challenge reveal. This is the 4th time I participate in The Card Chain Challenge - anyone can enter as long as you are willing to snail mail a card to a fellow crafter.  If you'd like to join in for theJanuary challenge, you can sign up here until til 6th.  


THE CARD I SENT

I sent my card to  Ellie in Illinois, For my card I followed vertical line to the right:white+merry+Santa+circles+red. I made a mini slimline using lots of leftover pieces from other projects. My design evolved around all the circles and I added all the small stamped images and die cuts a bit randomly.

 

THE CARD I RECEIVED

I recieved my card from Brenda in the UK. The card is gorgeous, it's beautifully designed and with its large size it's quite impressive. I adore it and I've added it to the wallboard in my crafting room. Thank you, Brenda!



 

Guest Designer at STamping Sensations

I’m so happy to be invited as guest designer for Stamping Sensations' January challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with stamping, with the option of add a die.

I pulled out my Altenew die to make the frame, it's for a slimline size card, but I cut it to fit my mini slimline design. I heat embossed it with silver EP.
The sentiment was stamped on a torn piece of vellum and the Penny Black flowers on black card stock.
I added some rhinestones into each corner for a bit og shine.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 25, 2021

INK #255 - Ice

For our last challenge this year we have the word prompt of ICE at Inkspirational

So out came my cute mice from Lawn Fawn, paired up with buildings and trees from two other sets, all stamped onto pink DP, to make my skating scenes.
The trees were covered with Frosted Powder for an extra wintery look and some sparkle.

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

This card is also for:
Allsorts
- #655/6 Anything Winter
Stamping Sensations
- December - Choose a Theme and Stamp it
Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas


Monday, December 13, 2021

Purple foil world map


For this card I made my own background, using a stencil from Kaisercraft and foil with a laminator. The shine looks really nice IRL, but it's hard to photograph. I also splattered with metallic champagne colored watercolor paint to add some snow. A die cut Santa with his sleigh and reindeer, sentiment made with a Tim Holtz die and my DYMO.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #654 Wings and/or Tails (reindeer have tails)
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #131 Non-traditional Colours
Happy Little Stampers Stencils December - Anything Goes


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Ink #254 - Photo Christmas

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a Christmas photo. I was inspired by the legs and the presents.
I used a new to me Stamping Bella stamp, love her long legs. I paper pieced her dress with a spotted green paper from Maja Design, The DP was a freebie with a magazine, layered onto panels of traditional red and green for Christmas.

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

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky - #541 Christmas
Little Red Wagon - #630 Never Before Used Stuff (the image and the freebie DP)

Monday, December 6, 2021

Skates and 2 different color challenges

I usually find it tricky to follow a specific color scheme, but this time I've managed to make 2 cards for 2 different color challenges, as well as a sketch. I've used the same stamp for both cards, skates from Papirdesign. 

 

Card 1) Greys, greens and red

For this card I placed the skates onto a large stamped and die cut snowflake from Concord&9th, heat embossed with Frosting Powder. I used my much used script stamp from KOrt&Godt with whtite ink onto the grey background. Black and silver/white washi tapes to decorate and my dymo and a stamp for the sentiment. 

This card is for:
Sunday Stamps - #271 Color - Winter Wonder
Allsorts
- #653 Use a Die


Card 2) Greys, silver, pink and white

For this card I placed everything off centre and followed the sketch over at TSoT. The snowflakes are my favorite embellishment for my Christmas cards this year, I've used them a lot. Covered with glitter or Frosted Poder they add a little sparkle on my cards. I also love the mini slimline shape, it makes it so much easier to keep within the weight limits to keep postage costs down and allows a bit of layering too. I used a stamp from Studiolight with white ink on the silver background. The bow was made with white seambinding ribbon and a pink Distress oxide.

This card is for:
Color Throwdown - #671
Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #535 Technique and/or Sketch



Thursday, December 2, 2021

November Card Chain Challenge reveal

 This is the third time I participate in The Card Chain Challenge - anyone can enter as long as you are willing to snail mail a card to a fellow crafter. For the December challenge, you can sign up here until til 6th of December.  


THE CARD I SENT

I sent my card to  Dawn in New Zealand. For my card I followed thetheme of snowflakes - there are 3 on my card. And I used my new and already much used Stamping Bella stamp. The background is made with white stencilled trees on kraft, and I chose pink for the panel and the girl's outfit you.



THE CARD I RECEIVED

I recieved this pretty card and some die cuts (thank you!) from Hilary in the UK.She chose several of the challenge prompts we could choose from - well done doing so many and the card is so elegant and perfect for the season. It's been put on the wallboard in my crafting room for admiration and inspiration:)



 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

INK #253 - Plaid

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have the theme of PLAID, chosen by Marlena and yours truly. I love plaid patterns, or gingham or tartan or whatever you like to call it, and this time I chose it for the background and also the paper pieced outfit of the little girl from Stamping Bella.

For the most part I aim to buy gifts, but sometimes a gift card or money is the best option, and then it's nice to personalize it with a handmade giftcard- or money holder. This one is kept closed with white string. 

Plaid papers are from Maja Design, I used a scalloped border die from MFT, the others are Pinkfresh Studio.

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

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky
- #540 Checks and/or Plaids
Moving along with the Times
- #136 Anything But A Card
November Rudolph Days Challenge

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Christmas cards with stencilled moons

Christmas is quickly approaching and I'm focused on getting all my Christmas cards done  - some have already been posted.
Sometimes lately I've been making two cards at a time, using many of the same supplies. For both cards I used a Spellbinders moon stencil as well as the same sentiment stamp, from Concord & 9th.


Card 1)  Centre placed moon

I stencilled the moon with grey and yellow inks and the night sky with blue, purple and black inks. The silhouette was a freebie stamp with a magazine. I stamped the sentiment with grey.  The snow was splattered with metallic champagne colored watercolor.

This card is for: Happy Little Stampers Stencils - November Anything Goes



 

Card 2) Moon placed over the edge

I stencilled the moon with grey and yellow inks, this time placing the moon off centre and cutting the panel with a mini slimline die. The blue nightsky has snow made with water droplets. The silhouette stamp and house are from Lawn Fawn and I added die cut trees.

This card is for: Peace on Earth - #4

Monday, November 22, 2021

Ice skates

Those of you who have been following me for a while probably know that I love playing with sketches. This time I couldn't resist having a go at the 512th sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, as I saw it as an opportunity to get some washi tapes used. I love those tapes more and more as I use them.
I went large with the stamped image. The skates are made with a stamp from Papirdesign, a Norwegian brand. The largest snowflake is Concord & 9th, the smaller ones I'm not sure of. The sentiment sticker is from Tim Holtz.

This card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches - #512
Stamping Sensations November - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - #628 No Patterned Paper

Saturday, November 13, 2021

INK #252 - Photo Challenge - Chair

For our challenge at Inkspirational this fortnight, we have a photo of a chair. You can interpret the theme however you see fit, I chose a stamp set from Penny Black to make my 3 cards, heat embossing with gold on a dark blue background.
I used mini slimline dies from Pinkfresh Studio. One sentiment was stampoed (same PB set as the images), the other 2 are Tim Holtz stickers. I layered the stamped panels onto gold colored cardstock. One card has a die cut star, another one 3 rhinestones.

I'm sorry about the quality of the photos, some seem very dark, others light and grainy, but after several attempts I had to settle with these. But I quite like how the crads turned out IRL.

 
 
Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies. 

 
This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers Christmas November - Anything Goes + option: Make a Scene
 
 
This card is also for:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

October Card Chain Challenge reveal

This is the second time I paricipate in The Card Chain Challenge - anyone can enter as long as you are willing to snail mail a card to a fellow crafter. For October there were 27 pariticipants across the world. If you'd like to join in for the November challenge, you can sign up here until til 6th. 

THE CARD I SENT

I sent my card to  Joanne of Ambrosia and Iron in the UK, along with some images and sentiments from the stamp set I used, the Altenew Tall Tale stamp set. For my card I followed the sketch, I placed it upside down to fit on the bookshelf..

THE CARD I RECEIVED

I recieved this sweet card and some die cuts (thank you!) from Suze of craftysuze in New Zealand. I'm a cat lover, so this is a suitable card for me. 


 

Saturday, October 30, 2021

INK #251 Cheer - One layer Christmas card

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a word prompt - CHEER. I was thinking about the greeting Christmas cheer but couldn't find a stamp with this saying in my stash, then I thought of this cute image from Colorado Craft Company. The rabbit and the hedgehog have their arms raised, like they are cheering for the falling snowflakes.

First I stamped the image and clear embossed. Then I masked it off and started stencilling the moon, using a Spellbinders stemcil. I masked off the moon before making the blue night sky. The snowflakes from Tim Holtz were heat embossed in white. The senitment is from Hero Arts. Coloring is done with with my Inktense pencils

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

This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon
- #625 - Outside
Sparkles Forum Christmas
#129 Flora and/or Fauna

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Blue girly card for Christmas

I love playing with sketches and I'm sure you'll see me use this one also in the future.
For this card I used a die from my new Pinkfresh Studio mini slimline dies set, as well as a new Stamping Bella stamp. She's perfect for paper piecing! I put her on a DP with snow and added die cut snowflakes.
I heat embossed the Christmas greeting with white emossing powder and added white string. 

This card is for:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #528  Sketch, Technique or Both
Alphabet Challenge - O IS FOR OUTDOORS


 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

INK #250 For boys or men

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time I was the one to choose the theme: For boys or men.
This card is definetely for a grown up man. I gave snarky cat a top hat, a moustache and a bow tie, and I used my favorite sentiment. The die cut frame and stencil background are made with supplies from Altenew.

I so look forward to seeing the inspiration from both team members and participants.

This card is also for:
The Male Room - #155 Black&White
Stamping Sensations - Animals, Birds and Bugs
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog - Sketch 

 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Vintage Christmas - card #3 and 4


I received this paper with 12 vintage images as a advent calendar gift from my mum some years ago, now I'm ready with card # 3 and 4 in this series.

1) Card with the tag

For this card I cut the image with a tag die and raised it on foam. I added seambinding ribbon, twine and textured ribbon, as well as die cut pine branches and pearls. The papers, the striped one and the border with buildings, are both freebies. I used a die and my Dymo to make the sentiment.

This card is for:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - October: Something starting with S and/or T (seambinding ribbon, tag, twine, texture)



2) Card with the oval frame

The lamp post was made with a Memory Box die, I decorated it with pine branches and pearls.
The wreath on the oval frame was a freebie gift together with some of the DPs used.I decorated the middle panel with powder pink lace.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #645 Embellish It