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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Twofer #27 Leaves

 
These are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #37, for both cards I used a leaf stamp from Concord & 9th, I made a with sympathy card and a card that can be used for any occasion where you'd like to wish someone a lovely day, like for a birthday.

  
 
 
1) WITH SYMPATHY CARD
I stamped the leaves black and heat set with clear embossing powder before masking off a strip at the top and bottom. I used a brush with blue DI and gold ink to make the background. I used a die from Concord & 9th die cut parts of the leaves for a dimensional effect, but I didn't capture that so well in the photo.

2) BIRTHDAY/WISHING YOU A LOVELY DAY CARD
While I chose a diagonal layout for the sympathy card, here I went vertical. I stamped with green ink, masked, brushed on Speckled egg Distress Oxide and added Perfect Pearls on top. I think it has the same effct as vellum.The butterflies however were embossed on vellum, fussy cut and glued to the card base. The sentiment is versatile - wishing you a lovely day



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ink # 237 - Taxi photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a great photo for you to pick inspiration from. I loved the colors and I immeditaly thought of this masculine stamp from Lost Cost Designs.

I used Squeezed lemonade and Mustard seed Distress Oxide inks and some different sized triangle shaped stamps, the shapes got lost when spritzing with water. The sentiment translates "even youthful men like you have birthdays every years".
I used grey ink and a script stamp randomly and added 3 yellow pearls.

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

This card is also for:
WaterCooler Wednesday - #313 Masculine

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Foiled background

Earlier this year, during a major lack of mojo period, I watched some videos on YouTube where foil and a laminator were used. I got inspired, got the equipment needed and made a lot of backgrounds. This purple plaid background was part of the first batch I made.

I used a stencil, cat stamp and sentiment , all from Tim Holtz. The stamps are part of a Christnas set, I might use this a Christmas card, but I think it would work for other occassions/seasons as well? What do you think?

The cat reminds me of my mother and sister, they are always freezing. I, on the other hand, am on the other end of the scale.

This card is also for:
Cutie Pie Challenge - #158 Raining cats and dogs
Make My Monday - #146 Checks or plaids

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sewing theme in pink

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I went with a sewing theme in all pink, using the image Stella sewing - Thread. All other stamps used are from the same set, which came free with a magazine several years ago. I gave the stamped buttons a thick coat of glossy accent.
I also added lace, string and metal scissors from my stash.

This card is also for:
Creations in Pink
- #32 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Sweet Stampers
- #55 Lots of layers

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ink # 236 - Grow

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight we have a word prompt: GROW.

 

I decided on using a digi from A Day for Daisies, colored with Promarkers. The cream paper was embossed, then I put together the scene with the fussy cut image, diverse flowers and pearls and some leftover elements from other projects.

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

This card is also for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #184 Inspired By Words
Do-Al(l) Kreatives
- #52 Spring

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sketch and Easter

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
The image has been colored with Promarkers. I used mandala stamp for the background, I heat embossed with white and inked with yellow. The white panel was die cut using dies from Pinkfresh studios. An Easter sentiment and flowers from my stash.

This card is also for:
Do-Al(l) Kreatives
- #51 Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - #592 Spring/Easter


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Twofer - Your choice

 

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #36, where the theme is up to you. 
For both cards I used a mandala stamp fromPapirdersign. I made an appreciation card and a congratulations card for an anniversary.
 
 
 
1) ANNIVERSARY/CONGRATULATIONS CARD
The background was heat embossed with white and inked with eggshell. The edges were cut with a border die from Pinkfresh studios. A third mandala was stamped and fussy cut and layered with foam. Two wooden birds from my stash and a sentiment.


2) APPRECIATION CARD
The mandala was stamped twice, over the edge, heat embossed with gold on black. The sentimetn was stamped on a strip and golden sequins were added.



Saturday, March 20, 2021

Ink #235 Fur or Feathers

For our new challenge at Inkspirational it was my turn to choose a theme and I chose "fur or feathers". I hope the theme will inspire you to come join us - the challenge runs for 2 weeks.

I made a mini slimline card, using an old paper that came free with a magazine as background. The chicken, eggs and hen stamps are old uninked one. I die cut frames and added various sized flowers from my stash.

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

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky
- No Square Cards
Sweet Stampers
- #54 Easter or Spring
Moving along with the Times
- #128 Spring Is Coming

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Things with wings

This week's challenge at Catch the Bug is THINGS WITH WINGS.

The image is Jacobean Bird 1 and I colored it using peach, coral and green Promarkers.
I die cut a bird cage (Poppy) and heat embossed it to give it a metllic finish.
I heat embossed "Just a note" onto musical noted vellum and added flowers and lace.
I'd say it's not a typical card for me, but I'm trying to go for for feminine and use up some of the gorgeous flowers I've got in my stash. I got myself a glue gun, it's a must to get them stuck.

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges
- #79 Use Dies and/or Spring
Passion For Markers Challenge
- #582 Soft Finishes (Use ribbon, lace, burlap, muslin, twine..)


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ink #234 Dog photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo of a dog. And a fottball. But I went with the dog.

I used a stamp that came free with a magazine several years ago. The dog got company of a hat, balloons and sentiment from MFT.The  bacground was inked, masking the floor.

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

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #48 Anything Goes with a Critter
Sweet Stampers - #53 CAS

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Winter trio

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

The image, Winter trio, is colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen, and I used hexagon and wreath dies to frame the image. I used a black pen to draw a line ariound the edges.

A die cut snowflake with a pearl brad was added as embellishment. Sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz.

This card is also for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
- #121 Snowman/men
Winter Wonderland
- Anything Christmas goes

Saturday, February 20, 2021

INK #233 Tower

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight we have a word prompt - TOWER. 

I went with a rather obvious choice - the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to try to make a mini slimline card (3,5x6 inches) and to go feminine, using my Maja Design papers and some of my many flowers - I've got a large collection as I use them rather seldom. I stamped the sentiment and the die cut tower was heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

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

This card is also for:
Creative Knockouts - #389 Lots Of Layers

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Masculine card with no stamps, dies or stencils

Having lots of boys in my life (I have 5 nephews, from age 5 to mid 20s), plus the more adult male family members, I'm always in need of masculine designs. And I love making them.

This card came together rather quickly with toppers from a Maja Design paper pad.
The sentiment and scallopped border I belive were part of a set from Kaisercraft.
Corrugated paper and an embossed background with woodwork pattern.
I swiped my white inkpad over the surface to tone down the intensity of the blue color.
No fancy stuff used, no stamps, dies or stencils, just paper.


This card is for:
Allsorts - #611 Masculine

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

INK #232 - Hearts

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight Lindsey has chosen the theme of hearts. 

I have one heart on my card but it was made using two dies, along with glitter paper. The heart was made as a frame for the lit up scene of bulidings and lamp post. I used a gold metallic water paint, black for splatters. The cat was made with a magazine freebie stamp.

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

This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon
- #587 Hearts
Christmas
Crafts All Year Round - Something starting with C and/or D (C=Cat)

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Recipe 123 - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 layers

This week's challenge at Catch the Bug is a recipe challenge: 123 - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 layers.

I never know how to count layers, but I counted the DP background as one, the yellow strip as one and the image as one.
I colored teddy with Promarkers and added glossy accent to the balloon. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I was planning on adding this card to my baby card selection. But I guess it could be used for a toddler's birthday as well. 

This card is also for:
Passion For Promarkers Challenge
- #576 Buttons and/or Bows
Krafty Chicks
- #544 Any Occasion


 

 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Bottle tag

It's Monday and over at Catch the Bug that means we've got some "Anything but a card" inspiration for you. 

I used Mouse - candle, colored with Promarkers.
The paper is old and came free with a magazine several yeard back - I do like the combination of red, white and blue and dots.

This bottle tag is also for:
Creative Knockouts - #385 Anything goes

Saturday, January 23, 2021

INK #231 - Shoes photo

For our challenge at Inkspirational this fortnight we have a photo.
I had several ideas for this theme but opted for a masculine take as I've got 5 nephews and am in constant need of cards for males of all ages.
The image is cut out from a Maja Design paper, the die cut frame is from Altenew. I used stencils as stamps together with Speckled egg and Pumice stone Distress Oxides. A left ofer piece of a Lawn Fawn DP was used, turqoise enamel dots and birthdays greetings stamped. For the stars I used a stencil and gold Nuvo expanding mousse.

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

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - For The Boys / Men



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Winter Penguin Trio and BINGO

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and tis week we are playing bingo. I used the row of snowflake+Bugaboo image+ribbon.

I used the image Winter Penguin Trio. DPs from Maja Design, die cut snowflakes, a holly frame and a tree. Added two buttons from my stash, I drew a white line with a Posca pen on them, and ribbon from my stash.

This card is also for:
Christmas Craft Creations
- Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Gals Corner
- Snow Much Fun
Christmas
Crafts All Year Round - January - Something starting with A and/or B (Blue, buttons)

Friday, January 15, 2021

Day 7 of Bugaboo's 11th annual Birthday Bash - Woodland Friends

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 11th birthday.
For day 7 we have a color theme. The DTs have used today's freebie, so if you do like the fox I used you can grab it for free from later today and a week ahead.

I gave the fox a birthday hat and a bow tie to add to the party feel. Papers are old freebies.

This card is also for:
Paper Minutes - #674 Headgear

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day 6 of Bugaboo's 11th annual Birthday Bash - Woodland Friends

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 11th birthday.
For day 6 we have a photo.

I used Theodore Bear and teamed him up with animals from a magazine freebie set and stamped toadstools - all stamps are new to me. I arranged the scene onto a die cut tag, used an old-ish DP and lace and string for texture, as well as an embossed panel.

This card is also for:
Always Fun Challenges - #196 SOMETHING NEW

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Day 5 of Bugaboo's 11th Birthday Bash - Woodland Friends

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 11th birthday.
For day 5 we want you to make us laugh.

I used Goofy Squirrel and teamed him up with old freebie papers with plenty of nuts as a well as a "nut themed" sentiment. Two die cut leaves, a glitter strip and string, and my card was ready.

This card is also for:
Get Creative Challenges  - #97 ANYTHING GOES 


Day 4 of Bugaboo's 11th Birthday Bash - Woodland Friends

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 11th birthday.
For day 4 we have a bingo board.

I made my card using the line of ribbon+die cut+sentiment. The image was colored with Promarkers. I stuck to blue, green and golden colors.
I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and fussy cut it.

This card is also for:
Crafty Calendar
- Make It Cute

 


Monday, January 11, 2021

Twofer Flowers

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #34, where the theme is FLOWERS. 
For both cards I used a die from Pinkfresh Studio. I made a thank you card and a with sympathy card.
 
 
 
1) THANK YOU CARD
A really quick and simple card. I used one of the dies from the Pinkfresh Studio set. I stamped the sentiment inside of the die cut, added some black splatter and 3 gems. The panel was raised on foam.
This card is also for: 
My Time to Craft - #448 Thank You
Moving along with the Times - #126 New (Pinkfresh Studio dies)


2) WITH SYMPATHY CARD

I used 4 of the dies from the Pinkfresh Studio set. I added some black splatter and I stamped the sentiment in Norwegian on a die cut frame.
This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies




Saturday, January 9, 2021

Day 1 of Bugaboo's 11th annual Birthday Bash - Woodland Friends

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 11th birthday. Day 1's theme is to create a birthday card with woodland creatures.

I made my card using the image Owl trio, colored with Promarkers and with glossy accent eyes. The background is made with an embossing folder that came free with a magazine recently and a green ink. The trees are die cut, colored and I used a white and black pen for detailing.
The birthday greeting was stamped onto a tag.

This card is also for:
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #573 - Birthdays
Shopping Our Stash - #436 What's New With You? (white Posca pen and embossing folder)

 

INK #230 Mask

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a word prompt: MASK. This theme can be interpreted in different ways. I used the technique of masking to make a cluster of potted plants.

All stamps used are part of the same set from Altenew. This started out as a one layer card, quite happy with it, but when I was going to add a stamped sentiment as the final touch, SMUDGE happened. So I had to salvage what I could - fussy cut the stamped image and placed it onto a partially dry embossed wooden background and played it safe with a die cut sentiment, die is from Penny Black die. I was happier with the first version, but I am happy I didnät have to bin it and start a new.

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

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Sunday, January 3, 2021

First Stella Sketch of 2021 - Birthday animals

Happy New Year everyone! Let's hope 2021 will be far better than the previous one.

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I need to stock up on cards for most occasions, staring with a birthday card for a child.
I used the image Sign it birthday critters. colored it with Promarkers and added a birthday greeting in Norwegian. I used a strip of glitter paper and a MFT border die and several paper scraps in shades of brown. A green striped ribbon and brown string from my stash.

This card is also for:
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes

Saturday, December 26, 2020

INK #229 - Something in your home

For our last challenge of 2020 at Inkspirational Nonni has chosen the theme - Something in your home.

This time of year there are many gnomes sitting around in my home, so I made this Christmas card for next year with papers from Maja Design.
I splattered some white paint onto the kraft background. I placed the topper onto a die cut holly wreath from Amy Design. The sentiment dies are Tim Holtz and Hero Arts.

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

This card is also for:
Always Fun Challenges - #194 CHRISTMAS
Winter Wonderland - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES