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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blue Birthday Card with Ballerina

I used my Go Kreate dies to make the card base and frame. The background DP is from Bo Bunny. The frame is made of white paper which I covered with shabby blue Fran-tage. The birthday greeting in Norwegian is made using a NorthStar stamp. I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. 
This little ballerina is called Abi and lives over at All Dressed Up Stamps. I colored her  with Promarkers, added lots of blue glitter glue to her dress and the ribbon in her hair. I also added a pearl. The bow is made with blue seam binding ribbon and I attached a single flower to it.

1) Sentimental Sundays - #178 Happy Birthday - Monochromatic
2) Songbird - #27 Dancing Queen
3) Sweet Stamps - #141 Frames
4) Love to Scrap -Shades of Blue
5) The Crazy Challenge - B is for...(Blue, Ballerina, Birthday, Bow)
6) Through the Purple Haze - For the Girls
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Quick Wedding Card and Sketch Saturday's 2000 Followers candy

Here's my second card using this Stamping Bella Bride and Groom. It's my favorite stamp set at the moment and I'm going to make lots more cards using this image.
The layout is inspired by the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. They also have some fab candies here as they've just reached 2000 followers - congratulations!

This card came together rather quickly. For the image I added some clear embossing powder to get those really crisp black lines. It also makes fussy cutting a lot easier as the lines are raised. The couple's clothes have been paper pieced. The bride's dress has got glitter on it.
The DPs are from Authentique. The sentiment is die cut and I added a red rose.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sketch Saturday - #282 Sketch
2) Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C209 Card using Absolute Favorite Stamp Set
3) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Joy Fold Card with Angels

This week's challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is to make any kind of folded card. We've got TWO great sponsors for the month of October - Anne's Digital Art AND 2 Cute Ink

Returning from holiday I took Monday off work and since then it seems like I've been one day behind ... So thinking it was Tuesday I got slightly panicked when I realized it was Wednesday and my card for Twisted Thursday was due!
I knew I wanted to make a Joy Fold card, but with lack of time I had to go with a more clean design than I had planned for. I chose a vintage image, decorated it with golden die cut pine branches and added a few red gems. The white papers have been embossed with Sizzix embossing foldes, with spots and snowflakes. I added a red panel for a bit of color and stamped a Christmas greeting. My card was ready within 40 minutes - that might be one of the quickest cards I've ever made. Clean or more embellished, I'm usually a very slow card maker!

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Ooh La La Creations - Things with Wings
2) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shaped Wedding Card

I haven't got any wedding cards laying around at the moment, so I thought I'd better make one, just in case I need one for a last minute request.
The card base is made with a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die.
The image is made with a stamp from Stamping Bella.
The bride's dress is paper pieced, as I wanted to give it a textured look by using an embossing folder. I added glitter glue in the embossed creases for a little touch of sparkle.
The groom's suit is colored with a black and gray Promarker - and I used the blender quite extensively.
I fussy cut the image and attached it to the card base onto which I added Frantage.
I chose to go with a red - the color of love - die cut sentiment in Norwegian.

This card is for these challenges:
1) My Time to Craft - #239 Congratulations
2) Creatalicious Challenges - Wedding Day
3) ABC Challenge - X for Xtra Special
4) Top Tip Tuesday - #112 Black & White with a splash of colour
5) Inkspirational - Anthing Goes
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday

I haven't been around the past week as I've been enjoying a fantastic holiday in Dubai. So that's why my post for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is published on a Sunday:)  
This week we've got a bingo challenge with a Halloween theme for you. And we've got TWO great sponsors for the month of October - Anne's Digital Art AND 2 Cute Ink

I haven't made many - if any - Halloween cards before. 
I used the Bingo-row of Die cut or punch + Metal or charm + Dry embossing. The BOO-sentiment is made of die cut letters, and I've used an embossing folder on metal tape to make the ground. The DPs are from Panduro and the images from Di's Digi Downloads. The teddy has a paper pieced outfit. I used Promarkers for coloring, fussy cut the image and mounted it on foam.

I would also like to share this card for these challenges:
1) Di's Digi Designs - Colors of Halloween
2) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pine Tree Shaker Card for Outlawz Twisted Thursday

It's Thursday and we've got a new challenge for you over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday! Our sponsor for the month of October is Anne's Digital Art. A lucky winner will receive 3 digis of his or her choice.This week's twist is to make a card with some moveable parts. I chose to make a shaker card, but other examples are action cards, spinner cards, slider cards,... - it's up to you!

I've used a pine tree stamp from Magnolia. I've used this image before as background, but I actually find this little tree so sweet standing alone in the wintery landscape. I colored the tree and sky with Promarkers.
I added snowflake shaped sequins. They shift color depending on the light, and together with the glitter glue that I've used for the snow on the image the card has quite a nice shimmer that a photo can't capture.
The tag shaped sentiments are made with stamps from LOTV, and I attached them with a bow of blue seam binding ribbon and twine.

I'd like to participate in these challenges with my card:
1) ABC Christmas Challenge - Transparent
2) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #148 Anything but square
3) Bearly Mine Challenges - #107 Ribbon/String/Twine
4) Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #219 Snow Is Falling
5) Created With Love Challenges - Any Holiday
6) Pattie's Creations - #77 Ribbon
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Little Painter

For this card I used a stamp from Lily of the Valley. I colored the image with Promarkers, but the paint is paper pieced with the same paper as I used for the background. I also added glossy accent to give the paint that glossy look that paint has.
I used 3 different DPs - one piece of scrap for the die cut frame, one from Prima and one from Carta Bella.

I used Spellbinder dies Label 28 for the panels with my sentiment. It's in Norwegian, it's from Storyteller, and it translates "Wishing you a day filled with smiles and laughter". I especially like this sentiment as it can be used for birthdays but also other occasions.
I added twine for embellishment, but left my card rather clean.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Paper Crafting Journey - For the Boys
2) Gem of a Challenge - #100 Let's hear it for the boys
3) Storyteller - #1 Everything is Allowed (Storyteller text stamp)
4) ABC Challenges - Cards for Kids
5) C is for Challenge - Boys & Men
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Smile is the Key...

Inkspirational has a beautiful color scheme this week, and the DTs made some lovely cards to get the inspiration flowing. I love the colors, but making this card was absolutely not like a walk in the park for me. In addition, my card looks more like mint than turquoise, but it's a lighter shade of turquoise that I've used.
I went with the theme of words and used a sentiment from Dylusion, as well as organza ribbon and a key metal charm. I've got so much ribbon laying around, and I've realized that I use them far too seldom on my cards. The same goes for charms, so I used a metal key charm as well as a die from Marianne to make the die cut key. The ovals are made with Spellbinders Opulent Ovals dies, I've used turquoise paper, glitter paper and a woodgrain patterned DP. I used an embossing folder with script for the triangle shapes.
I found the tutorial for this card shape during a blog hop over at "Ett Trykk". Very easy: cut a 12*12 paper in half. Score lines at 3 and 9 inches, make a mark at the ends at 3 inches and cut from the creases to the 3 inch mark.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #40 Colors (Turquoise and Grey)
2) ABC Challenge - W for Words
3) Fab 'n' Funky -  #187 Ribbon
4) Craft Your Passion - Charms
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Froggy Christmas

Red and green are traditional Christmas colors, but apart from my choice of colors I don't feel that there's anything traditional about this Christmas card! That might be the reason as to why I feel this card has more of a male feel to it. I kept the design clean, only adding red pearls and a doodled black line.

The image, from From The Heart Digital Stamps, is so fun to color with Promarkers, and I chose to fussy cut it. The green DPs with spots aren't Christmas DPs. I usually feel that green is a difficult color for me to work with, but the frog image kind of inspired me to give it a go, so I had to choose from my very small collection of green papers. I used a stamp that came free with a magazine to make the sentiment.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Christmas Challenges With Sketches - Sketch
2) Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #218 Lots of Legs
3) Try It On Tuesday - Going Dotty
4) Ooh La La Creations - F is for... (Frog)
5) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - # Circles
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Coolest Mouse in Town...

It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday  and this week's twist is to make it male! You can make anything you like as long as it's suitable for a boy or a man. Our sponsor for the month of October is Anne's Digital Art. You will receive 3 digis of your choice.
For my card I've used a digi from A Whiff of Joy and 4 DPs from Simple Stories. I paper pieced the mouse's hat, T-shirt and shirt. For the paper border I've used a punch from Fiskars and I also added some twine. The sentiment in Norwegian is made with a die from  KaBoks.

This card is for these challenges:
1) ABC Challenges - #47 3 or more patterned papers
2) The Male Room - #5 Animal/Bird/Fish (mouse)
3) MilkCoffee Challenge - Paper Piecing
4) Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or For the Boys (T)
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CAS for a Birthday Woman

I really liked the autumn feel of this photo, and I took inspiration from the colors for my card.

I've had Stamping Bella stamps on my wishlist for some time now, and when I spotted this one I just had to have it. Such a great image for a birthday card or any kind of occasion card for a female friend. I think I'm going to make quite a few cards using this image, and for my first one I went CAS with a birthday theme. Image colored with Promarkers using autumn colors, glossy accent added to the glass and bottle. I fussy cut the image and the glass and bottle is mounted on foam

The sentiment is stamped with black ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from a stamp set from Kaisercraft. I drew some doodled lines with a black pen around the edges.

This card is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - Photo Inspiration+Any Style Goes
2) Come and Get It Challenges - Fall Color Theme
3) The Squirrel & the Fox - #53 Happy Birthday.
4) Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes with optional "toppings"
5) Crafty Sentiments - Favorite Technique or Color (Fussy cutting)
6) Anything Goes Challenge - #101 Out With The Girls
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes