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Friday, November 30, 2012

Criss Cross Wedding Card

This is a card I had to do in a hurry for my sister - she needed a wedding card urgently. I usually spend quite a few hours on my cards - I'm a slow cardmaker - but I hope it turned out OK for the occasion...
I've used a black and white DP with love sentiments and a DP with roses. I've decorated with white tulle, soft pink ric rac ribbon, some pearls and a metal charm.
There is no stamped image, only a stamped "congratulations" sentiment which I've heat embossed.
I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges of the card inside the envelope.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #104 More than 1 fold
2) ABC Challenges - Anything Goes
3) Pile It On - Anything but a Christmas Card
4) Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
5) Joanna Sheen Challenge - Anything Goes excluding Christmas
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TeddyBea Tag with Glitter and Pearls

I've decided to try and use some of those scraps for my next projects, so I've made a Christmas gift tag with some leftovers.
I've used a TeddyBea digi for the image, and she's been colored with Promarkers. She's also got a touch of diamond glitter glue on her wings. I've also added glitter glue to the edges of the die cut star.
I've used 2 Christmas clear stamps for the sentiment and the stamp mark.
For embellishments I've used some red ribbon, two roses and five pearls.

This tag is for the following challenges:
1) Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Tags or Gifts
2) Moving Along With The Times - Use 3 elements beginning with the same letter (Red, Roses, Ribbon)
3) Sassy Studio Designs - #153 Christmas Anything BUT a Card
4) Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon and/or Lace
5) The Crafty Pad - Add some Glitter
6) Totally Gorjuss - #159 Don't be Square
7) Divas by Design - #63 Glitter and Sparkle
8) Anything Goes Challenge - #82 Tags
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, November 26, 2012

Easel Card with non-traditional Christmas Colors

For this card I've used 2 DPs, brown paper and kraft.
The image is a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil. I've colored it using Promarkers and Distress Ink, color Old Paper.
I attached a ribbon with a stocking metal charm and a bow.
I've used a clear stamp for the sentiment.
I've used circle dies and a label die for the sentiment.
I've decorated with light blue pearls and blue and white flowers.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Diecuts/punches, ribbons and charms
2) Come and Get It Challenges - More than 1 Fold
3) Dream Valley Challenges - Non-traditional Christmas
4) Sentimental Sundays - Easel Card
5) Christmas Cards All Year Round - Shaped or Fancy Folds
6) That Craft Place - No Squares Allowed
7) 52 Christmas Throwdown - Pearls (2nd entry)
8) Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C164 Put a bow on it
9) Totally Gorjuss - #159 Don't be Square
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 25, 2012


I made this card of scraps from 3 different DPs and kraft paper.
The images - digis from Mo's Digital Pencil - has been colored with Promarkers, and I used a brush to add a bit of blue Distress Ink for the sky.
I used a Marianne CreaTables die to make the trees - one in vellum and one in white paper.
The swirl is cut out from a DP.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Christmas Time
2) Card and Scrap - Christmas
3) Hiding in my Craft Room - #73 Christmas
4) Kraftyhands - #5 Christmas
5) Paper Creator's Crafts - All about Christmas
6) Creatalicious Challenges - Winter
7) Challenges 4 Everybody - Always Anything Goes
8) The Squirrel & the Fox - Anything Goes
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Angel Bears

I used The Sweet Stop's sketch as inspiration for this design.
I machine stitched 4 panels of vellum note paper onto kraft paper, using silver thread.
I attached a Crafter's Companion decoupage image onto a cloud of light blue paper with silver heat embossed edges.
The chipboard snowflakes came free with a magazine, I attached pearls to their center, as well as one pearl in each corner of the card. The sentiment - "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian - is made with alphabet stickers.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) The Sweet Stop - SSS186 Sketch
2) Christmas Crafting! - #16 Decoupage
3) Sparkles Forum Challenges - Christmas is coming
4) Crafty Ann's - Birds or Animals
5) Totally Papercrafts – All Stitched up
6) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #119 Winter Wonderland
7) Crimbo Crackers - Anything goes Christmas
8) Crafty Creations - #197 Christmas Is Coming
9) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Pearls
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, November 23, 2012

A CAS Christmas Card

I've used an embossing folder with spots to make the background.
The image is made with a a Sarah Kay stamp (Stampavie) , and I've colored it with Promarkes.
I've used two different Marianne CreaTables dies for the tree and fence.
The snow on the window and fence is made with a snow pen.
The tree has glimmer mist, and I've heat embossed the edges of the card for some glitter and sparkle.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Moving Along With The Times - Let's go dotty
2) Addicted to Stamps and More - #4 CAS
3) Craft Room Challenge - Punches & Die Cuts
4) Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Sparkle
5) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #37 To Die 4

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Edwin

It's been really hectic lately, I've hardly been at home, so I'm sorry I haven't had the time to see all your lovely creations for the past week.  But now I'm back! Yesterday evening I was finally able to sit down and relax with the making of a Christmas card.

The papers I've used as background and for the die cut trees came with a magazine I bought. I've had the paper with mushrooms in my stash since last Christmas and thought it would make a nice ground.
Edwin has been colored with Promarkers. He's mounted on 3D foam, as well as one of the trees.
I've used a die from Marianne Creatables for the trees and a Magnolia die for the ground.
The star is a foam sticker and the sentiment is cut out from a DP.
I've machine stitched around the edges.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Cards For Men - Merry Christmas
2) Crafty Cardmakers - More than One Punch and/or Die Cut
3) The Paper Girls - #20 Christmas or Winter
4) The Crafty Pad - Christmas
5) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #99 Use something 6 months old
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fairy Pink

Pink and girlie - that's not something I do very often!
I've bought a set of pastel Promarkers, and I thought this lovely freebie fairy from Sweet Coloring Pages was the perfect image to try them out on. I added stardust stickles on her wings and placed her on top of a Memory Box die cut heart of kraft, heat embossed with white holographic embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped. To get a translucent look I added a music note vellum paper on top of the sentiment and the pink DP with roses, as well as tulle for the DP that forms my second layer.
I machine stitched all 3 layers, added a punched vellum flower, lace, pink ribbon and gems.

1) Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - Recipe Blog Hop (Embossing+Stamping+Gems+Lace+Die cut+Stickles)
2) Sketch Saturday - SKETCH #233
3) Crafty Ann's - Tic Tac Toe (Gems+Glitter+Lace)
4) A Gem of a Challenge - #59 Ribbon and Lace
5) Fairy Tale - Embossing
6) Stampin' For The Weekend - Stitching
7) Totally Papercrafts – Cute & Girly
8) Flutterby Wednesdays - #213 open
9) Glitter n Sparkle - Things with Wings
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CAS Christmas Village

Some cards feel like one big rescue operation! Does that ever happen to you? I had planned a totally different design, but I had to do some many cover ups that I ended up with this clean and simple card.

CAS-ual Fridays has the theme of "Something torn", which gave me the idea to use torn paper to make the snow (which is actually also a part of my my cover up job!)

I'm glad I could rescue the image, I spent a lot of time coloring the image with some newly bought Promarkers. The image is made with a stamp from the Papermania "at Christmas Time" set.

This card is for these challenges:
1) CAS-ual Fridays - Something torn
2) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #98 For a Man or Boy
3) 2 Sisters - #117 Favorite Christmas Image

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Arrival

My inspiration for this card is the challenge over at Lollipop Ladies.
I've used 2 green patterned papers from the Graphic45's "Little Darlings Collection. I cut them into triangles to form my background. I added a yellow ribbon tied into a bow.
I've had this Tina Wenke  stamp for quite some time, but this is the first time I've used it. I've colored the image using watercolor pencils, and I've used faded jeans distress ink for the sky. I've used some scrap paper to paper piece the balloon. The clouds are made with a stamp from KaiserCraft.
The fence is made of kraft paper, using a Marianne Creatables die.
The sentiment is made of stickers.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Lollipop Ladies - Pineapples plus Triangles
2) Celebrate the Occasion - #87 Up Up & Away
3) Creative Craft Challenges - Special Occasion NOT Birthday
4) Pretty Little Ribbon - Die Cuts/Punches
5) Simply Create Too - Use your stash (Ribbon, stamp)
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Card with Hexagons

I love kraft and I love papers with spots, so that was my starting point for this card.
I've used a die to cut out the red and kraft hexagons. I've also used a Memory Box die from the set "Crisp Bows" and "Pine Branches" from Cheery Lynn Designs.
The image is made with a stamp that came free with a magazine, and the sentiment is a part of a stamp set from Kort&Godt.
I've distressed the edges of the spotted paper with walnut stain ink, then I machine stitched. The bear's hat and stocking have got glitter on them, and I've also used some pearls.

This card is for these challenges:
1) LEJ Designs - #28 Use Die Cuts Or Punches
2) Craft Your Passion - Hexagons
3) Cupcake Craft - Get Krafty
4) Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Cards
5) Dream Valley Challenges - Glitter and Bling
6) Glitter n Sparkle - Glitter/Sparkle
7) Pile It On - Make It Sparkle
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Bag with Reindeer

I used the same scenic background on both the front and back of this gift bag - it's a digi from Digital Delights called "Winter Wonderland".

I did several prints and made 3 layers of  the background - I stitched the first and third layer and mounted the second one on foam.
I used tulle for the ground and for the bow and 6 pearls.
The reindeer is made with a stamp from My Paper World - I heat embossed the reindeer with bronze colored ultra thick embossing enamel.

I used a Marianne die to make the die cut trees and snowflake. Another reindeer, a freebie that came with a magazine, also embossed. A bit of lace, 6 pearls and a sentiment from a DP.

I enter this gift bag in these challenges:
1) Bearly Mine - #60 Anything Goes
2) Everybody-Art-Challenge - #212 Embossing
3) Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
4) Ooh La La Creations - Christmas
5) Gingerloft - No coloring Allowed (2nd entry)
6) Sweet Stamps - #90 Christmas
7) Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Night Owls

For this card I've used papers from Landstoken Paperdesign - on with spots and one with stripes.
The owls - made with a Stampingbella rubber stamp called "Branching out owlies" - have been  colored with Promarkers.
The moon stamp is from Magnolia. I stamped directly on the DP, then I used a white gel pen to color the clouds white.
The owls have been mounted to a tree branch, made with a Memory Box die. The branch is heat embossed using a bronze colored ultra thick embossing enamel from Suze Weinberg.
The sentiment is a rub on. I've also used are 6 pearls.

This card is for these challenges:
1) A Gem of a Challenge - #58 Polka Dots/Spots
2) Card Crafter's Circle - #47 Patterned Paper
3) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #25 Stripes
4) Delicious Doodles - #9 Embossing
5) Jellypark Challenges - Back to Nature
6) Forever Friends - Anything Goes
7) PapercraftJunkies Challenge - Things With Wings
8) Fab 'n' Funky - #145 Diecuts/Punches
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Penguin's Little Letter

I've used a Meljen's Designs digi called "Penguin's Little Letter".
I've colored the image with Promarkers, watercolor pencils and distress inks. I've used a Spellbinder die for the frame. I've added glitter to the snowy ground, flower soft to the hat and pearls for the falling snow.
The sentiment is a stamp from Kort&Godt.
The paper with red spots on wooden background is from 3ndy Papir, the green paper with script is from Landstoken Paperdesign's Vintage Christmas Collection.
I've machine stitched around the edges, and I've also used some twine.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Clearly Inspired - Critters
2) Crafty Ann's - Christmas (2nd entry)
3) Moving Along With The Times - Stitching
4) Nutcrafters - #30 Ribbon/Twine
5) Digi Makeover Challenge - Lots of Layers
6) The Crafty Pad - #194 Christmas is coming
7) Meljens Designs - Critters
8) Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or twine
9) Southern Girls - Animal Crackers
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Circle Shaped B&W Birthday Card

For this circle shaped card I haven't used any image or coloring, only a stamped sentiment (Film Strip Sentimens from Whimsy stamps), which I have heat embossed in black on a mini notelet page. I've added 3 gems as decoration.
I've used 2 DPs, colored papers and black ribbon. All layers of paper have been mounted on foam.
I don't make circle shaped cards very often, but I find them quite fun to do and easy to decorate.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Crafts and Me - #108 Bling
2) Twisted Tuesday - Free For All
3) Gingerloft - No Coloring Allowed
4) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #100 Birthday
5) Lollipop Ladies - Aniseed Rings plus B&W
6) That Craft Place - Tic Tac Toe (Gems+Sentiment+Ribbon)
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes