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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)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Ink #195 - Crop

We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this timewe have a word prompt - CROP.

I chose to crop an image my teamie Nonni sent me quite so time ago. I think they look like they are teamed up for a photo, so I die cut a Lawn Fawn photo frame for them.
I colored them up with Promarkers, a white gel pen and glitter glue.
I actually used glitter paste on the emossed part of the background, which looks nice IRL but doesn't show here. I sed an eossing folder from Tim Holtz.

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

This card is also for:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #55 Anything Christmas Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #30 Anything Goes with a Critter
ABC Christmas Challenge - S and T are for...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Christmas Food and Drink

Over at Catch the Bug, Thursday is 'Oldie but goodie' day and that's when we showcase some of the older Bugaboo images.

Here I colored up 3 images: Christmas Cupcake - MistletoeChristmas Cupcake - Candy Canes and image from Gingerbread Wishes Set.

I've added glossy accent and WoS for sparkle as well as a little bit of glitter glue on the whipped cream parts.
I made a 'napkin' and dry emossed the backgrond for a wooden structure. The chipboard sentiment is a Tim Holtz one.

    This card is also for:
    Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Christmas/Winter Food or Drink
    Crafty Gals Corner - #198 Emboss It

    Sunday, September 1, 2019

    Sketch and unicorn

    We are back to a biweekly sketch challenge schedule over at Catch the Bug. Here's today's sketch.


    I used the image Sweet Unicorn, colored with Promarkers. I cut the image with a circle die, mounted it on a circle panel, then added stamped clouds and birthday sentiment.

    This card is also for:
    Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #508 For a Birthday

    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Catch the Bug recipe challenge - make it Clean & Simple.

    Over at Catch the Bug there's a recipe challenge this week: make it Clean & Simple.

    I used the image Sock elephant heart, colored with Promarkers and fussy cut it. I used masking tape to as off the white frame before sponging blue DI. After removing the tape I used a brush and splattered with ink and water.

    To be honest, I didn't get the sentiment 100% straight and I needed a quick fix. So I underlined the you and added a few hearts as a sort of a cover up.

    This card is also for:
    Creative Knockouts - #313 Something To Say
    I love Promarkers - #391 Anything Goes

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Moving paper doll tutorial for Catch the Bug

    As a child I loved paper dolls with body parts you could move by pulling a string. I wanted to try and make one myself and have attempted to make a tutorial for the Catch the Bug Tutorial Wednesday.


    1) First you need to decide on an image. I recommend you pick one with separate legs and no intertwined ones. I used  JJ Tequila and Shoes - Tequila for my card. I printed the full image and an extra set of legs.


    2) After coloring and cutting the image (notice how I kept extra paper on top of the legs) I punched holes for the brads and made holes with a needle to add thread. You could skip the thread part to make it easier, but you would then need to move the parts manually.

    3) This is how it shold look on the backside.Tie and cut the thread to fit the wanted length.

    4) This is the finished result, with her standing and sitting. I pull the thread to have her in a sitting position.


    The sentiment comes with the image. I cut it with a heart shaped die from Lawn Fawn and the frame is cut with a MFT frame die. Scrap papers used for the background.

    This card is also for:
    Sweet Stampers - #35 Dies and/or Punches
    Allsorts - #534/5 Feminine

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    Ink #194 - R photo

    It's been two weeks since I last published something. I've been sorting all my crafting stuff to prepare for storage units being installed and it's happening this weekend. I swap homes with my sister, she will do the work here and I will take care of her 3 kids at her house. But today 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 the letter and used chipboard letters on my card. I also tried to replicate the colors and patterns by coloring the letters with Promarkers and using a black pen. Even the wooden background can be seen both in the photo and on my card. I had to give my card a birthday party feel so I stamped a border of balloons with a Lawn Fawn stamp and coordinated the colors with those of the letters. A few other stamps were used as well.

    This card is also for:
    Papercraft Challenges - #44 - Stripes
    AAA Birthday - #4 FOR THE BOYS
    Creative With Stamps Challenge - #41 Dad or Masculine

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Inkspirational #193 - Travel

    We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time I have chosen the theme: Travel.

    The starting point of  my card was the die cut globe made with a Tim Holtz die. I covered the paper with metallic gilding polish and frantage. Then I added a die cut plane (from Die-versions) and a sentiment from a Kaiserkraft paper pad. Backgrond papers from Maja Design and one brand unknown.

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

    This card is also for: 
    Southern Girls - Fathers Day/Masculine

    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    Same Christmas Tree - two different designs


    Over at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge the theme is "Christmas Card/Christmas Card: Christmas Tree". I was so lucky to win a Bo Bunny (Feeling Festive) stamp set over there not long ago, so what better choice than to use the tree from this set?



    Card 1: Gold
    For this card I heat embossed the tree and a sentiment from Hero Arts in gold. Gold frantage was added as well as a gold string from stash.
    This card is also for: Addicted to Stamps and More - #353 Holidays


    Card 2: White and silver
    I stamped the tree with white ink. Once dry I heat embossed the sentiment in white. I applied some white ink around the edges and scored a frame. Then I added silver string from stash and mounted the panel onto silver mirri card.A little gem was added to the star on the top of the tree.
    This card is also for: Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Add a Tree

    Saturday, August 3, 2019

    Still making Christmas cards...

    Not much card making done this past week. Last weekend I didn't make a single one, it was too hot. Norwegian homes are made for preserving the heat, not ideal when the temperatures go above 30 celsius outside...

    I need many Christmas cards, so for my DT card for Catch the Bug I made a card with Goofy Reindeer colored with Prommarkers. The theme is Anything Goes this week, so you can join in with whatever type of card or project you want.

    I used a wooden patterned DP with spots and trees printed on it. I only added my image, lots of frantage for snow and a chipboard sentiment from Tim Holtz. The coloring and fussy cutting took a little time, but the rest was really quick.

    This card is also for:
    I love Promarkers - #389 Anything Goes with option of Christmas
    Sparkles Forum Christmas - #103 It's snow time
    Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #504 Going Dotty

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Inkspirational #192 - Fold

    We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this timewe have a word prompt - FOLD.

    I didn't know what to do, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I came over Jennifer McGuire's bridge card tutorial - you can check it out here.
    I use some old DPs. The dressmaker is die cut with a Spellbinders die, which I haven't used for more than 3 years. I stamped a butterfly to make wings for it. Added a piece of ribbon as well.
    Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies.

    This card is also for:
    Creations in Pink - #12 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
    Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Christmas in July - Photo (day 6)

    It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 6 we have a photo challenge with a movie theme.

    I was inspired by the trees of the photo and the ladies' outfits in the movie, but also I kept my card mostly white as in White Christmas. I've used a tree landscape die from Amy Design. The panel is cut with a Penny Black one. I heat embossed glitter and frantage for snow. The image is called Sunbonnet Winter and be found here.

    This card is also for:

    Crafting By Designs - Christmas
    Rudolf Days - July
    Sparkles Forum Christmas - #102 Include a Tree

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Christmas in July - Bingo (day 4)

    It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 4 we have a bingo with a movie theme.
     
    I used an image from the winners' set, it's not an elf, but I believe elves serve Santa cocoa to get him "in shape" for Christmas. My bingo line is the horizontal middle row. I colored the image using Promarkers and Stickles for sparkle. The  DP is an old one that came with a magazine. I added a die cut straw and a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment.

    This card is also for:
    Shopping Our Stash - #400 Christmas in July
    Crafty Catz - #470 ANYTHING GOES / CHRISTMAS IN JULY

    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    Christmas in July - Sketch (day 2)

    It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges. For day 2 we have a sketch with a movie theme.


    I used the image Reindeer Peeker and a masculine design. Papers are Maja Design, the sticker and chipboard sentiment are from Tim Holtz. I added a few die cut snowflakes.

    This card is also for:
    The Male Room - #115 Christmas
    C.R.A.F.T. - #522 Christmas
    Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #447 Anything Christmas Goes with optional use a die or punch

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Christmas in July - Favorite movie from photo (day 1)

    It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug, with a week of daily challenges.
    For day 1 we want you to make a project with inspiration from one of the movies in the photo:
    I used the image Christmas kidz 01, colored it with Promarkers, added glitter glue and cut it with a photo die from Lawn Fawn. The hearts are from the same die set. The sentiment was a freebie. The background is embossed with a 3D Tim Holtz wodden embossing folder.

    This card is also for:
    Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July
    Crafty Gals Corner - #196 Christmas in July
    Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #12 Anything Goes

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Twofer Card Challenge - Garden

    I have two cards to share, for the Twofer Card Challenge #18, which is GARDEN. 
    For both cards I used a butterfly stamp from Visible Image.
    I made a "best wishes" and a "just a note" card. 
     


    1) Best wishes
    On my first card I heat embossed the butterfly with Black sparkle EP. It's beatiful in real life. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I added a bit of splatter using blue DI with water and a brush. The panel is mounted onto a background embossed using an EF from Tim Holtz.
     This card is also for: 
    Papercraft Challenges - #41 Glitter / Sparkles
    Allsorts - #528 Clean and Simple 


    2) Just a note
    On my second card I heat embossed the butterfly with gold EP. I cut parts of the butterfly as a square and mounted it at an angle onto another square. I used a musical note stamp on the background. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I added a bit of splatter using purple DI with water and a brush.
      This card is also for:
    Crafting from the Heart - #247 ANYTHING GOES

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    Gift card holder with snowman

    Monday is ‘Anything but a card’ inspiration day over at Catch the Bug. This year I'm making a few gift card holders, and this is the second one I've made.

    I’ve used papers that I've had for a long time and I'm not sure where they're from.
    The snowman is part of the  Christmas Trio Block, colored with Promarkers.


    This gift card holder is also for:
    Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Gifts - no cards allowed
    Krafty Chicks - #463 Christmas In July
    Little Red Wagon - #505 - Christmas

    Saturday, July 13, 2019

    Inkspirational #191 Photo (banners, kites, balloons)

    We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and it's a photo challenge.


    I was inspired by the kites and clouds on the cookies on the bottom row as well as the spots on the background.

    I used stamps from two different sets from Lawn Fawn. The die cut frame is also from LF. I die cut some grass and added a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

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

    This card is also for:
    2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #28 Anything Goes with a Critter
    Creatalicious Challenges - #166 Anything Goes + optional 2 or more designer papers
    Crafting By Designs - Pets

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Inkspirational #190 - Three or five

    We have a new challenge at Inkspirational and this time it's the easy option of using 3 or 5 of something.

    I went with 3s and added poinsettias sparkled up with frantage and sequins.
    The paperdolls and chipboard sentiment are from Tim Holtz. The striped DP is Maja Design, the vintage one was a leftover piece.

    Please head over to the challenge blog to see inspiration from my teamies and our guest designer - Milla from Mustesormi blog.

    This card is also for:
    Crafty Gals Corner - #194 Polka Dots and/or Stripes
    The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #52 Anything Christmas Goes
    Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #13 Glitter, Sparkle and Shine

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    New release - Ornaments brats

    Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is one of Jodie's latest images.

    The image is colored with Promarkers. Glitter paste was added around the edges. The red and green DP was a freebie. I had some banners ready cut in my stash. The sentiment chipboard is from Tim Holtz. 

    This card is also for:
    Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #11 Anything Goes
    Winter Wonderland -  USE RED AND GREEN
    Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #443 - Anything Christmas Goes

    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    Recipe 2 buttons, ribbons and DPs

    Over at Catch the Bug there's a recipe challenge this week:
    2 buttons + 2 ribbons + 2 designer papers.

    The mouse will be available in the Bugaboo store soon . I cut away the thread part of the image and added a silver one from my stash as well as 2 stamped bobbins and buttons.
    I've used a tag die from MFT and old paper dies from Penny Black.
    I attached a metal charm t the ribbons. Papers are freebie and aja Design.

    This card is also for:
    2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #27 Anything Goes with a Critter
    Cutie Pie Challenge - #136 RIBBONS AND BOWS
    Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


      Wednesday, June 19, 2019

      Travel/Vacation

      My vacation is coming up, so a travel themed card seemed fitting. My trip isn't to Paris, but it's the theme of my card.
      The pink background DP is filled with prints of the Eiffel Tower and I even added a stamped one.
      I gave the girl a paper pieced hat. All stamps, except the speech bubble and sentiment, are from Penny Black.

      This card is for:
      Allsorts - #524 Travel
      Pile It On - Transportation and/or Holiday/Vacation
      Double Trouble Challenge - Double Dare
      Penny Black Saturday Challenge - June Anything Goes  (2nd entry)