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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Black, white and gold for a teenager

Today I've finished up a youthful masculine design, using black, white and gold.
The footwear is part of a more detailed stamp, but I cut them out after heat embossing with black.
For the background I used a new stamp from the Concord&9th "Seasonal Borders" set. I stamped with Altenew Enchanted gold ink. I used the same ink to cover the die cut frame from Altenew.
On top of the stamped border I used a Memory Box burlap stencil with gold Nuvo expanding mousse (fun stuff!). I blended some of the mousse with water to add some golden splatter.
I stamped the happy birthday and used one of the dies from Concord&9th "Season of cheer" set. A few gold star stickers from my stash.

This card is for:
Make My Monday - #125 USE STENCILS
Crafty Cardmakers - #260 CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND
Sweet Stampin - Create Your Own Background 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ink #216 - Sketch

For our challenge at Inkspirational this fortnight we have a word prompt: sketch. We don't have a sketch for you, you can use a sketch of your choice, sketch an image or use any other interpretation of the word, it's up to you.

I decided to follow a sketch, using several paper scraps, real lace and paper lace, wooden items and an image cut from a DP ages ago.

I look forward to seeing your projects. You can see what my teamies made too, just head over to the challenge blog.

This card is also for:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #560
Shopping Our Stash - #423 You're So Sweet
Creations in Pink - #23 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Over at Catch the Bug, Thursday is 'Oldie but goodie' day and that's when we showcase some of the older Bugaboo images.

I used the image Funny Pup, colored with Promarkers.
I made the background with mainly green and blue DIs and DoX and used several stencils. I covered the stencils with ink, sprayed with water and used them as "stamps".
I doodled a frame and stanped a large birthday greeting,

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #577 Pets
Crafty Cardmakers - #259 MASCULINE

Monday, June 22, 2020

Skating mice in non traditional Christmas colors

I'm really behind on my Christmas cards this year, but I tried to get into the spirits by using the Lawn Fawn set of skating mice I did quite a few cards with last year, in addition to stamps from two other Lawn Fawn sets.
The background was made with blue Distress Oxide ink.
A lot of fussy cutting was done, and some elements were raised with foam tape. I heat embossed the heart the mice supposedly have formed with their skates, using white embossing powder.
The sentiment, heat embossed in gold,  is from Concord&9th. I love this one - to me Christmas IS the most wonderful time of the year.

I was inspired by the colors from the Color Throwdown photo.

This card is for:
Color Throwdown - #598
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #23 Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - L is for Love

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

    Bingo - Rose watering can

    Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug - and it's BINGO time.

    Jodie has several watering can images to choose from, and this time I used Rose Watering Can, colored with Promarkers and cut with an oval stitched die. I used an aqua colored DP for the strip an embossed panel in white. A birthday greeting in Norwegian.

    This card is also for:
    Alphabet Challenge - F IS FOR FLORA OR FAUNA
    Craft Rocket Challenges - #71 Embossing Wet/Dry

    Monday, June 15, 2020

    Bottle tag - Chef Pierre

    In general I'm struggling with making tags or bottle tags, there's so little to space to create on. But it's really practical to have some tags or bottle tags on hand, it makes a bottle gift of whatever more fun and personal.

    I colored Chef Pierre Wine from Bugaboo with Promarkers and fussy cut him. I made a background using two stencils from Tim Holtz, one for the floor and one for the wall. The wall's color is quite subtle as I brushed rather than sponging with pink DI, hope you still can see it.

    This bottle tag is also for:
    Cute Card Thursday - #638 Masculine

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

    Ink #215 - Yellow paint photo

    In my corner of the world we have high (for us) temperatures and beautiful sunny weather. And my annual leave starts on Wednesday - yay!

    For our challenge at Inkspirational this fortnight we have a photo which can be interpreted in many ways, but I went with a sunny scene and yellow paint.
    For my card I used an image from A Day for Daisies, fussy cut and mounted on foam.The sentiment is in Norwegian and translates "Wishing you a day full of smiles and laughter".

    I look forward to seeing your projects. You can see what my teamies made too, just head over to the challenge blog.

    This card is also for:
    Simply Create Too - #161 ALL SUMMER LONG
    Little Red Wagon - #553 Sunshine

    Sunday, June 7, 2020

    Sketch - zebras

    Catch the Bug is back with another sketch challenge, and it´s a nice and clean one, so it was quite hard to settle on just one image. But I went with Zebra, or actually two of them, merged together. They required little coloring, just black for the stripes and a little grey and blue for outlining.

    I had this zebra print DP in my stash, so I added two stripes of the same paper, and instead of a bow, I added grey and white enamel dots.
    The sentiment is a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

    This card is also for:
    Alphabet Challenge - E IS FOR EARTH BOUND ANIMAL
    2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #39 Anything Goes with a Critter

    Friday, June 5, 2020

    Fishing peanut

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

    The fishing peanut was colored with Promarkers. I added an old pipe sticker from my stash. Fish are from Lawn Fawn, the sentiment is a Poppy Stamps one. Freebie paper as water and a really old dotted DP from my stash.

    This card is also for:
    Use Your Stuff - #399 MASCULINE OR FATHER'S DAY
    Shopping Our Stash - #421 Stuck On You (the pipe is an old sticker)
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper