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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Urban life 1950s style

Urban. Well, yes, however 1950s style. Made it a shaker card. Used my Memory Box building die and a car die I got as a gift from my sister. A piece of washi to ground the scene. Upper part was stenciled as it felt empty. Sequin flowers. Red and black cardstock to match the woman's outfit.

This card is for:
    Brown Sugar – # 252 Use Sequins
    Inkspirational - Word Prompt: Urban
    Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

      Sunday, May 28, 2017

      Muse and masculine

      I haven't played with Muse Card challenges for quite a while, but I do love to visit the blog and see how others get inspired by the "muse" card. Kim is a new muse and she did this ultra cute card box that I wanted to case, but going with a simpler A2 design.

      I was inspired by the outdoors scene with animals, trees and the banners. My stamps are from Lawn fawn. I colored the images with Promarkers.
      I didn't find a gingham paper in my stash as soon as I had so hoped, so I gave up and picked a woodpatterned one instead. I think it added a masculine feel to my card.

      This card is for:
      Muse Card Club - Challenge #217
      Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #396 Make It Manly
      C.R.A.F.T. - #417 Father's Day/Male

      Friday, May 26, 2017

      Hello friend

      For this card I was inspired by this week's photo over at Color Throwdown.

      I used a flower from a Prima set, stamped randomly and colored the flowers. Then I took my new Tim
      Holtz stencil and just inked in a few of the white spaces. I added some green splatters, gems and a die cut sentiment I got from Monika a little while back. I also stamped the word friend.

      This card is for:
      Color Throwdown - #444
      TIME OUT Challenges - #84 'Flowers and Friends make life a garden'

        Thursday, May 25, 2017

        Gold fish

        Today is "Oldie but Goodie" day over at Catch the Bug and I've made a card with an image from the underwater set from Bugabo.

        My nephew, Noah, turns 10, he has an aquarium and is really into this, so I made an aquarium inspired card for his birthday.
        I added two fish colored with Promarkers and a DI sponged  background, added sequins and bobbles made with a Memory Box die. 
        I used dies from Dinemics to make the shaker frame and added cheesecloth underneath along with some green ribbon.
        The card is cut with die from Kort&Godt.

        This card is also for:
        Allsorts - Happy Birthday
        The Male Room - #61 Die Cuts
        Crafty Creations - #341Anything Goes


        Saturday, May 20, 2017

        Bingo - dog and chair

        Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's BINGO TIME!

        I used the top row of sparkle, stitching and sentiment,
        I used two images from the Bugaboo store, the dog and chair element, and I merged the two images and colored it with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs. I masked the image and made m own background, using a Promarker to color the floor and DI Milled Lavender for the walls. Then I made the wall paper using a flower stamp with silver ink and gave the centres a touch of glitter. I used silver thread to machine stitch around the edges.
        I haven't been around much since last weekend, MIL is on a one week visit, so limited time for blog visits and crafting.

        This card is for: 
        Fab 'n' Funky - #351 Create a Background
        Addicted to Stamps and More - # 242 Make Your Mark
        Crafty Gals Corner - #123 Add Flowers (I used stamped flowers)

        Monday, May 15, 2017

        Christmas Card Box Holder

        Today it's my turn to show you an 'Anything but a card' project over at Catch the Bug.
        I've made a card box holder before and found it to be very useful when giving card sets as gifts. So here's one for a Christmas themed set.
        I used a stocking image, colored with Promarkers. I used an old DP with stockings from my stash, added a few die cut pine branches and a die cut bow. The label us also die cut and says Christmas post.

        I'd like to enter my card box holder into these challenges as well:

        Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
        Simply Create Too - Use a Digi Stamp
        Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas

        Sunday, May 14, 2017

        Funny pup

        Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. Sketch challenges are my favorites, and the more you play with sketches, the more confident you'll be moving the sketch around. Like here, I turned it upside-down and then mirrored it. See? The thing about sketches, I think they're great for giving you inspiration as for layout, without limiting you too much.
        I used the image Funny pup. Colored it with Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens. A strip of paper, flowers from my stash and a birthday greeting in Norwegian and border stamped with white ink on kraft.

        This card is also for:
        C.R.A.F.T. - #415 Birthday & A Blog Hop
        Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Optional Topping of Creatures/Animals
        Addicted to Stamps and More - # 241 Anything Goes

        Friday, May 12, 2017

        Dog walker

        Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

        I used my Promarkers to color the image and I used a self made stencil to make the cloudy sky.
        The sentiment is in Norwegian and translates "There are no perfect lives, but we can fill our lives with perfect moments".

        This card is also for:
        Open-Minded Challenges - #17 Men in May
        Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Masculine
        Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple

        Wednesday, May 10, 2017

        Yellow and grey

        Over at LIM there's a challenge of using grey and yellow. One of those color combos I love to see but struggle a bit with myself. In general I seem to be a " three colors" kind of crafter, less or more and I consider it a real challenge...
        And here's the thing about CAS, you don't want to add too much. Here I used a stencil on the background, and before I did the overall impression was probably more CAS than the finished project..
        The flowers are fussy cut out from a stamped Hero Arts background. I used DIs and gelatos to color.

        This card is for:
        Less Is More - Yellow and Grey
        Creative With Stamps Challenge - #14 Flowers

        Sunday, May 7, 2017

        Wings and spring

        This week's color scheme over at Color Throwdown I found both  springlike and romantic, so I took the opportunity to make a card that could be used for an anniversary or a wedding as I don't have an such cards in my stash right now.

        I used DIs and gelatos with water to color the image, some WoS to add sparkle (not visible here) and a sentiment that would fit the occasions mentioned above. I used my own cut stencil to make the cloudy sky and a flower stamp to make the flowery ground. The stamp with the two birds is from Whimsy Stamps. I used a Tom Ho,tz die for the bow and added a pearl.

        This card is for:
        Color Throwdown - #441
        Whimsy Stamps - #94 Anthing Goes with a twist of Spring
        Cut it Up - #121 Wings

        Saturday, May 6, 2017

        Another Christmas card done

        Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's ANYTHING GOES! I took the opportunit to make one more Christmas card for my stash, using the image Xmas Blocks Trio.

        I colored my image using Promarkers, stamped a sentiment, then mounted it onto a panel of red mirri card. The background I made myself using white ink and stamps, both from Hero Arts.

        This card is for:
        ABC Christmas Challenge - "K" for Keep it Simple
        Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
        Christmas Cards All Year Round - Precipitation (snow)
        Sparkles Forum Christmas - #76 Snowflakes

        Friday, May 5, 2017

        High Heels

        Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

        I used my Promarkers to color the shoes in different shades of peach and grey, and I chose those colors and silver for the rest of my card.

        The striped paper is sticker paper and the embossed background was covered with silver gelato. The EF came free with a magazine Doily from my stash, banner dies from Dienamics and I used one of my oldest die sets to cut the image.

        This card is also for:
        City Crafter Challenge W - #360 - You Can Do It! (I created my background using an embossing folder and silver gelato)
        Creatalicious Challenges - #114 Anything Goes, Option "For the Girls / Mother's Day"
        Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

        Monday, May 1, 2017

        Kissing technique

        Just a quick post as I want to meet the deadline over at Color Throwdown which closes in an hour or so.

        I used yellow ink on the solid stamp and used the "kissing" technique with purple ink for the script as well as the layers of the roses.
        I embossed just a strip of the paper, added purple and green splatter with a brush and some yellow pearls. Sentiment stamped with purple ink.

        This card is for:
        TIME OUT Challenges - #82 Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing
        Color Throwdown - #440
        CAS(E) This Sketch! - #219

        CASE and Make a wish

        City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating its 7th birthday by doing CASE challenges throughout the month of April.
        This week we're CASEing Marina's card. I was inspired by her choice of colors, layout and use of a partial image.

        I used my Prima Doll stamp and paper pieced her outfit in brown colors. I know Marina also loves to paper piece. Then I stamped a sentiment using a LOTV stamp and added a few pearls.

        I might be back later today with another card...

        This card is for:
        City Crafter Challenge - #359 CASE the Designer Card
        Crafter's Cafe - #172 Feminine
        Crafting When We Can - Clean & Simple