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Saturday, June 15, 2024

INK #318 Moodboard - VW Beetle

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a mood board. What caught my eye was the photo with the car and the yellow and grey color combination
Out came my stamp from Aall&Create that ressembles a Volkswagen Beetle.My aunt had one of these and it was yellow, so I thought it would be a great choice for her birthday card.
I added a few grey enamel dots.

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

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #115 No Patterned Paper


Sunday, June 2, 2024

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal 2024

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge May 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.

My card went to Tina in Slovenia. I chose to use the sketch seen below, the Men in Hats theme option and the stencil technique option. This seemed to be the perfect occasion to use this ScrapBoys image with the man wearing the steampunk inspired hat and just add clogs and piece of die cut wire.
 
In return I received a super sweet fun card from Jo in the UK. She was also inspired by men in hats - Santas! Thanks Jo!
 


Saturday, June 1, 2024

INK #317 Frame

At Inkspirational our challenge theme this fortnight is FRAME. I made a Christmas card with an image of a Santa sitting inside of a die cut frame.
I gave the stamped image an aged look by adding Vintage beeswax Baked texture powder, and the die cut inked poinsettias got the same treatment. I've had this embossing powder for a few years, yet this was the first time I used and I quite like the look of it. Maybe I should have used a more muted colored background, but I like plaid and the colors look more beautiful together in real life.

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

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - E IS FOR EMBOSSING (Wet or Dry)
Try It On Tuesday - Emboss It!


Saturday, May 18, 2024

INK #316 Spotlight technique

At Inkspirationalit was my time to choose the theme and I went with "Spotlight Technique".
I made it super simple - I stamped 3 identical panels with a bee stamp from Aall&Create.
One of the panels was inked up, I cut out a cirle and popped it on one of the panels, then I used the negative to pop on the other. A die cut sentiment and 3 bling on each card and voila - two cards ready in one go.

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

This card is also for:
Crafty Calendar - May Anything Goes


Saturday, May 11, 2024

INK #315 - Season - mid challenge inspiration

At Inkspirational our challenge theme is SEASON. I am always in need of a huge pile of Christmas cards, and I am afraid I haven't been very good at making them so far this year, so I better get going.
I made a CAS card using a tree stencil from Lavinia. Inside of the outlined tree I stamped a snowman scene with trees using a much used and loved stamp set from Hero Arts. I love the wintery and frosty feel and have also added some sparkle using Wink of Stella.

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

This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #715 Christmas


Saturday, April 20, 2024

INK #314 - Mood Board

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a colorful mood board. I was inspired by the colors and tried to mimic them in the order of the girl blowing them - and the bling mimics the arranegment of the macarons. 
I used a seahorse stamp from Aall&Crreate, satmped in black ink. I used ditress inks and a text stamp for the background. Sentiment are stickers with birthday greetings in Norwegian.

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

This card is also for
Crafty Gals Corner - #254 Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 6, 2024

INK # 313 - Fold

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is FOLD. I made a Double Decker Pop Out card, I found the tutorial here.

I used papers from ScrapBoys' Steampunk Collection, in addition to some oddments in my stash. The cogs are die cut in metallic papers, dies from Papirdesign.  

This is how the card looks closed.


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

This card is also for:
Moving along with the Times - #165 Fancy Folds
Little Red Wagon - #750 Fun fold
My Time to Craft - #531 BUTTERFLIES AND/OR DRAGONFLIES  

 

 



Sunday, March 17, 2024

Easter - tag shaped card

This might look like a tag, but it's a tag shaped card with a top fold. I used a die from the Studiolight Oriental tags collection to make this card base.
I used papers from ScrapBoys Old Farm collection. I think the bunnies and chicken are perfect for Easter as I combined them with yellow Bazzil and seambinding ribbon.

I also decorated the inside. 

This card is for:
Allsorts  - #772 Feathers and/or Fur with option of Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - #591 Spring



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

INK #311 CAS - optional feature a balloon

At Inkspirational our challenge theme is Clean and Simple, with the optional twist of adding a ballloon.  

I used a wooden stamp from Penny Black. I colored with Posca pencils and added glossy accent to the balloon. Kept it clean and simple for a masculine vibe.

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

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #463 Birthdays


 

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