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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Different Fold Card

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our challenge theme this week is "Anything Goes" without a twist. Our sponsor for April is Besties Designs.

I very seldom make cards with more than one fold, but this one have lots! I found the tutorial for it in a Norwegian craft magazine called "Ett Trykk", but they haven't named this card fold. If anyone knows the name of this fold or have a suggestion of what to call it, please feel free to share:) It envolves folding corners for inserting a removabe panel or tag. I chose to insert my square panel in the bottom corners. As you can see from the smaller photo the card opens like a gatefold. The card base requires a 12x12 sheet, and before I started folding I used a Martha Stewart punch to get decorative edges.
I colored my Bestie image with Promarkers and a white gel pen.I added seambinding ribbon, flowers and pearls and 2 handcut banners with birthday sentiments.

I think this is very different from my usual style, mostly keeping to plainer square and A2 cards with less embellishments. But it's fun to try something different.

I'd like to entermy card in these challenges as well:
1) Creative Card Crew - #86 Fancy Folds
2) Shopping Our Stash - #199 Opposite Day (card with lots of folds and embellishments, stash: flowers)
3) Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
4) Inspiration Destination - #31 Always Anything Goes
5) Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Card for Mom

Every Tuesday there are new releases in the Bugaboo store, and this is one of today's new images.

So how did I make this card?
I started by printing the image onto white paper, hand cut it, applied old paper distress ink, then a coat of crackle paint and sprinkled loose glitter on it. It doesn't show off in the photo, but the heart is sparkly. Then I used Silver liquid pearls and applied it around the edges of the heart and the card base.

For the background I used strips of Papermania papers, cut them diagonally and glued them onto a piece of paper before I used a circle die to cut it.

I used a Memory Box Chandra Stem die for the flowers and applied glitter glue to them. The sentiment says "the best mom in the world" and is heat embossed with silver EP and cut out with a Dienamics oval stitched die. As a final touch I punched a small butterfly out of vellum and added liquid pearls to it.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Allsorts - Bring on the bling
2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #223 Anything Goes
3) Polkadoodles - #17 Anything But Square
4) Simply Papercraft - #3 Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
5) Inspiration Destination - #30 Always Anything Goes

Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #8

It's been a while since I last made a Christmas card. Well for me that is as I like to make Christmas card throughout the whole year. This is card number 8 so far in 2015.

Seeing Cohenna's card over at CASE-ing Christmas I had a hard time eliminating ideas. But I finally settled with a really quick card idea, a bit CAS and masculine in design, inspired by the layout.
The sentiment is from Create With TLC and I used a die from  Lawn Fawn to cut it. I embossed the kraft paper and used a Tim Holtz die to make the bow. And finally I added 3 star sequins and attached a pearl to each. Easy!

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
1) CASE-ing Christmas - CASE #17
2) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - 20 minutes or less
3) Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple
4) Cards und More  - # 130 No Motive
5) Rudolph Days - April Anything Goes

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sunbonnet birthday card

Over at Catch the Bug we're playing "photo inspiration" this Saturday. Join us in the fun and be in tha chance of winning images from the Bugaboo store.
I used one of the Sunbonnet images and colored it with Promarkers, you can find the image here.

As many of you might know I love to machine stitch on my cards, but I've finally got my hands one some of those stitched dies. LOVE!
I layered my card using blue card stock and DP. I tucked some die cut leaf corners under the top panel, made with a LawnFawn die. I added some kraft flowers from Storyteller and added a white pearl to each one. I stamped a birthday greeeitng and die cut it with a Dienamics die.

This is my first weekend in "ages" I haven't anything booked and I'm going to enjoy each minute of it! Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #81 Anything Goes with a twist: Stitching - real of faux
2) Brown Sugar - #143 Anything Goes
3) Pile It On - #65 April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Up, up in the air

Thursday means it's time to showcase some of the older images from the The Bugaboo Stamps Store. If you haven't been there lately, just a reminder - Jodie is sending some of her images into retirement with a GREAT sale - 75% discount!

My card today features the sweet Sock Elephant Balloon. I colored it with Promarkers and added a good amount of glossy accent on the balloon.
The metal charm that I attached to the red string has a birthday greeting on it. The only other element I added was a die cut cloud (Memory Box).
This card will go into my pile of cards for children that I will hand over to my younger sister who has two boys, aged 6 and 7, who are invited to a lot of birthday parties.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Digi Choosday Challenge - #16 Spots & Dots
2) Crafty Cardmakers - Dots
3) Send a Smile for Kids - Birthday card for a child

Lots of die cuts

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is "Add a sentiment" . Our sponsor for April is Besties Designs.

I colored my Bestie image with Promarkers.
I used a lot of dies to make my card: Spellbinders ovals, Memory Box birdcage and birds, Tim Holtz butterfly border and Dienamics stitched oval.
For my panels I used a Martha Stewart punch.
There's a lot of texture too: grey and white lace, cheesecloth and seambiding ribbon.
Pearls and flowers from my stash.
DP from Pebbles, kraft, red and white cardstock.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Die Cuttin' Divas - #212 include something that can be found in the garden (Buterflies, birds and flowers)
2) Sweet Stamps - # 218 Pearls
3) Tuesday Throwdown - #241 All Clear - Up In the Air
4) House of Cards - Butterflies and/or Color Combo
5) Come and Get It - Things That Start with "B" (Butterflies, birdcage, birds, birthday sentiment)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Maculine card with stenciled background

Monika of Creative with Monika is celebrating her birthday with a special CASE challenge, you can read more about it here.

I chose to CASE one of her masculine cards - her card is the small photo at the bottom of this post.
Monika seldom uses DPs, but she's an expert of making her own backgrounds, either by using stamps or stencils.

I made my own stencil with a die from Poppy and I stenciled with embossing paste onto kraft. I used my sneakers image, heat embossed with black EP, and I die cut the image using a stitched oval from Dienamics. Apart from the drying time of the paste this card came together really quickly.
I hope you like my version of your card, Monika!

I'd also like to enter this card in these challenges:
1) Monika's Birthday Linky Party
2) Allsorts - Quick and easy does it
3) The Male Room - #08 Using Letters and/or numbers
4) Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monkey Love

We have a new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge for you over at Catch the Bug. I used an image called "Monkey love - topper" - you can find it here. I used my Promarkers to color it. The papers were in my pile and unmarked, so I'm not sure where they're from. I kept my card simple, just heat embossing a birthday greeting and adding 3 black pearls.

I hope you've had a great weekend, mine was rather hectic, with a reunion party yesterday, 20 years since I graduated. WOW, time flies!

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafter's Cafe - #112 Animal Antics
2) Fab 'n' Funky - #255 Masculine
3) Cardz 4 Guyz - #66 Exotic/Jungle Wildlife
4) Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #81 Anything Goes with a twist: pearls

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bestie card

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is "CAS" . Our sponsor for April is Besties Designs.

I colored the image with Promarkers  and made a die cut oval frame for it. I kept it simple with a die cut background attached to kraft. But then the urge to add something more got to me and I added some flowers and a die cut tag with a birthday greeting on. So CAS, perhaps not so much, but it's a fairly simple design.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #292 Tag You're It
2) Top Tip Tuesday - 3 Of Something (3 red roses)
3) Dream Valley Challenges - Use Kraft
4) My Besties Aussie Challenge - Bestie+Spring+ Flowers
5) Addicted to Stamps -  #102 Girly But No Pink

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blah blah blah

April 17 is "Blah blah blah Day" - so my choice for this week's "Humour me Wednesday" post over at Catch the Bug was Calling Bird. I know a few people who this card would fit perfectly, hehe.

I used DPs from Pebbles and blue, peach and brown colors only. I used dies to make the oval panel and one from Dienamics to make the sentiment. 3 little wooden stars as only embellies.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafty Catz - #274 2 or more patterned papers
2) Southern Girls - #108 Stars (star printed paper and wooden stars)
3) Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Crab in Sailboat

Just a quick post to share my card for today's new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug as I will soon be heading to the airport before I leave for a one week holiday.

I used an image called "Crab Boat" - you can find it here in the Bugaboo store. I used my Promarkers to color it. The background is embossed with stripes and I used my Memory Box star stencil and embossing paste. The waves are made with a Memory Box die and I also added a piece of washi tape.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafty Catz - #273 - Anything Goes
2) Creative Corner - Animal Fun
3) Dies R Us Challenge - #23 One for the Boys
4) Cardz 4 Guyz - #64 - Something beginning with S (sailboat, stars, stripes)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Baseball Girl

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is "Easter or Spring" . Our sponsor for April is Besties Designs.

I used a digi from our sponsor and made a springlike scene for this baseball playing girl.
I used my Go Kreate dies to make the card base. The papers are a mix of Prima and Maja Designs. I cut 3  trees using my Marianne die, it's a mix of stripes, spots and kraft, and I added a cut out April calendar board. Then I added my fussy cut image on top. The flowers got decorated with bling and I used two butterflies from Prima. Something that's typical for me is that I forget to plan for a sentiment, and I felt my card lacked something, so I used a Die-namics sentiment die and craft foam for my sentiment.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It - One For the Girls
2) A Gem of a Challenge - Anything but a square
3) Pile It On - #62 Easter/Spring
4) My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes or Bling (I've used bling on my flowers)
5) Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Flowers
6) Fab 'n' Funky - #253 Lots of Layers