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Monday, August 27, 2018


I had these gnomes from Stamping Bella colored up a few weeks ago but didn’t quite know what to do with them. Then the theme SNAP came up and with that the idea of using my film strip die from Marianne.
Then I thought maybe I could fit the gnomes into the filmstrip. They were too big, but I went on with it anyway, allowing their bodies to go outside of the film strip. I needed something to ground them, so I used a die cut stitched frame and black corrugated paper. I stamped a Christmas greeting in Norwegian.

This card is for:
Inkspirational - #168 Snap
My Time to Craft - #378 Christmas in August
Rudolph's Day - August
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Leaf - thinking of you

    I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug - it's a color challenge this week.

    I used a leaf from the digi stamp set Mini set - Leaf blocks. It's one of  favorites and I immediately thought of it when seeing the color scheme.
    I colored the leaf with three different green Promarkers and a white gel pen.
    I roughed up the edges and adhered it to a green panel and a DP from KaiserKraft.
    The sentiment is from Penny Black and I tucked a piece of ribbon beneath the panel.  

    This card is also for:
    Moving along with the Times - #78 Texture
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - #210 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
    Crafty Gals Corner - #172 Ribbon or Bow

    Sunday, August 19, 2018


    Today I have two cards to share for the  Twofer Card challenge #8 where the theme is `geometric`. For both cards I used the Memory Box die `Mini Perfect Patches` to make my inchies, that means `square` is my choice of geometric shape.

    Card 1) Dogs - Just because
    This is the first card I made. I used dog stamps from a freebie set, a tree stamp from Hot off the Press,  a MFT wonky sticthed die and Maja DP. The sentiment - Just because - is from a paper pad from Kaisercraft.
    This card is also for:
    Dream Valley Challenges - #184 ANIMALS
    Cardz 4 Galz - #78 Dies & Or Punches
    Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes

    Card 1) Christmas
    This card was inspired by the sketch over at LIM. First I stamped onto the card base, then I added m inchies and stamped a second time. I added a die cut merry from Tim Holtz, made the Christmas with my Dymo and added a few sequins.
    This card is also for:
    Less Is More - #378 Sketch
    Fussy and Fancy - #218 CLEAN AND SIMPLE
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Anything Goes + option sequins

    Sunday, August 12, 2018


    I decided to play with one of Marina's sketches over at CCC and the gnome from Stamping Bella was my choice of stamp.
    I cut it with a stitched circle die from MB, placed it on top of a doily die cut and added leaves.
    The DP is Kaisercraft and I stamped a birthday greeting with white ink.

    This card is for:
    Allsorts - #480/481 From Boys To Men
    City Crafter Challenge - #424 Choose one of 3 sketches
    The Crafty Addicts - #51 Anything Goes/Boys and Men

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Birthday hippos

    Normally, what takes me the longest time when I’m having a go at a color challenge, is to pick what stamps or dies to use. Not this time! This weekend I treated myself to a stamp set from MFT with the cutest hippos and a Lawn Fawn pop up box die set, where the banner dies where included. The sentiment and frame die I also got this summer, so the only old items here are my Memory Box chevron die, the grey DI and the markers I used for coloring. I had ‘tons of fun’ making this card last night.

    This card is for:
    Cards in Envy - Something new
    Papercraft Challenges - #17 Chevron
    Color Throwdown - #505

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Birthday card for boy with a tag

    I tend to make A2 sized cards, but for this boy card I used my dies from Kort&Godt to make the card base and kraft and DP layers. I chose papers with spots and stripes and a strip of burlap paper for texture.
    MB dies were used for the seashells and starfish and also the leaves.
    It's really rare that I add flowers to my cards, and I never use them on cards for boys, but here I made an exception and I feel (and hope) it isn't too girly.
    I added twine and stamped the birthday greeting on a tag.
    The image is from Whimsy Stamps and has been colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen.

    This card is for:
    Allsorts - #478/479 - Tags
    Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - #108 Anything Goes
    Moving along with the Times - #77 For The Boys
    The Male Room - #91 Birthday

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Sketch with Scene It Snowmen fun

    There's a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my inspiration card.

    I found this sketch really fun, there are so many options on what to to with the top part of the sketch. I went with a very simple solution and used twine to divide my card into sections to mimic the sketch.
    I used a freebie sentiment, a Tim Holtz embossing folder and the image  Scene it - Snowmen fun colored with Promarkers.

    This card is also for:
    ABC Christmas Challenge - P for plain
    Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge
    - Anything goes/option embossing
    A Snowflakes Promise - #53 Anything Goes

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Card done in less than 10 minutes

    Card in less than 10 mintes (08:51 to be exact) but I had everything out and it was my second attempt. My first card was made in less tahn 10 mintes too but I got a smudge, which always seem to happene when I'm making it a one layer...

    I have a set of geometric shaped stamps, all the little packages came from that set and they all got stripes on the ones I used. The bows and mistletoe are from a Lawn Fawn set. Sentiment is Hero Arts. I scored some lines over and below the stamped area. Finally I used a brush to add some blue splatter.

    This card is for:
    City Crafter Challenge - #423 CAS Christmas
    Less Is More - #376 OLC with Stripes
    Inkspirational - #166 Make a Card in 10 Minutes or less