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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Diamonds and gold

 
Enjoying a day inside, it's too hot for me to be outdoors. I've spent most of the week enjoying the sun by the sea at my family's, so have had enough of the fresh air.
Playing with a sketch, some NBUS diamond dies from MFT, cut from a gold metallic sheet, and some new DP from Craft Consortium. I also used glitter washi ans sequins from your stash.


This card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches
- #495 Sketch
Allsorts
- #633/4 Feminine / For a Lady
Happy Little Stampers
- July Anything Goes with Dies 

    

Saturday, July 24, 2021

INK #244 Spots/dots

 

For our new challenge at Inkspirational Carol has chosen the theme of dots and spots, isn't that an awesome theme!

I pulled out my slimline die from Papirdesign, a DP from Maja Design, arctic animals from Avery Elle and some leftover pieces that didn't get used for previous projects.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

This card is also for: 
Christmas Craft Creations - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - #221 Christmas in July

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Birds X 2

 

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge, where the theme is BIRDS.
For both cards I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press - Sweet Tweets - that came fee with a magazine several years ago. I made a celebration card and a Christmas card.
 
 
 
1) CELEBRATION CARD

For this card I used 5 out of the 6 stamps from the freebie set, and a swirl stamp from a 7gypsies set. The frame die is from Lawn Fawn. In retrospect I could have tried using a colored ink instead, but black and white does not go out of style.

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #409 Any Occasion
Creative Knockouts - #410 Celebrations


 

 

2) CHRISTMAS CARD

For this card I used one of the birds twice and one of the birdhouses from the freebie stamp set. The die cut leaves are Concord & 9th, the background is embossed with a folder from Spellbinders. Three pearls and a Christmas greeting in Norwegian.

This card is also for:
Shopping Our Stash - #449 Christmas in July
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #36 Anything Goes


 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

INK #243 Greenhouse photo


For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo. I was inspired by the colors green, grey and white and I also used buldings.

I used a stamp set from Lawn Fawn and I fussy cut all the elements to layer them up. I don't remmeber where the DP is from, but it's one I've kept and saved for some time because I liked it so much - nowadays I try and be better at using the most loved papers first.
I also used a white string from my stash.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - G IS FOR GREEN OR GOLD
Addicted to Stamps and More
- #409 Any occasion

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

KIng and queen bird couple

Having fun trying to use both new and old stash. I needed an anniversary card so used an old stamp set from 7gypsies and made a king and a queen bird couple, keeping to black and white and just a little touch of gold on the hearts on the sentiment banner. Die cut swirls made with a Magnolia die and a background die from Pinkfresh Studio. Liquid enamel dots were added around the swirls.

This card is for:
Make My Monday - #152 ANYTHING AIRBORNE
Cupcake Inspirations - #522 PHOTO INSPIRATION


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Purples only

I haven't been crafting as regularly and often as I'd like this year. Whenever I struggle to get back to it I find it useful to play with sketches, and I often make more than one card using the same sketch.
For this card I made my own background, using a stencil from Finnabair and foil with a laminator.
The top panel was cut with a Penny Black antique frame die. The girl is a stamp from Prima, I tend to use only the legs on this stamp, but here I went with the upper body for a change. A stamped and die cut sentiment were added. Only purple colors were used.

This card is for:
The Paper Players - #547


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sketch, DP and Christmas

I love playing with sketches and I'm seriously behind on my Christmas cards this year, so I'm happy to have one more done.
I used a striped DP from Vicki Boutin, a sentiment cut out from a DP that came free with a magazine, washi tape and stamps from Avery Elle. I also added a snowflake sequin and a rhinestone as final finishing touch.

This card is also for:
Sunday Stamps - #260 Sketch
Allsorts - #630 Use Designer Paper
June Rudolph Days Challenge

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

INK #242-Maritime

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a word prompt: MARITIME.

I wanted to try a collage style card, using many of my maritime inspired stamps. Most of them are from two different sets from Graphic 45, but I've also used a script stamp from Kort og Godt, a map one from Prima, a fishing net from KaiserCraft and a sentiment from TPC Studio. I believe I have used 18 stamps in total, which would be a record for me! I used 5 different inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Desert Sand and 3 Distress Oxides: Tattered rose, Walnut stain and Speckled egg. I added a little bit of bling to avoid it being totally flat yeat heavy feeling.
Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

 
This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks
- #565 All Occasions
Try It On Tuesday
- Here Comes Summer

Friday, June 25, 2021

Sunbonnet Beach - This week's freebie

Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring the Bugaboo Freebie Friday - you can pick it up at no cost for one week by clicking here.
This will be my last Bugaboo card for a while as I need a little break for personal reasons. I hope, however, to find mojo and time again to craft other stuff, as it's quite an important relaxing activity for me.

I used a slimline die with circle cuts, as well as dies from Marianne, Poppy and Memory Box for the details. I kept to blue, brown and kraft colors. Coloring with Promarkers.

This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon - #607 Sun or Summer
Passion For Markers Challenge - #597 Keep It Slim

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Ink #241 - Slimline card

For our new challenge at Inkspirational Marlena has chosen 'slimline cards'.

I made a card for a baby boy, using an image from A Day for Daisies and a slimline die with circle cuts. Instead of adding the balloon and bunny next to eachother I added a blank circle in the middle and drew the string, I added a die cut sentiment and a crown.
Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.

This card is also for:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies
-#51 Anything Goes with a Critter
Creatalicious Challenges
- #212 Anything Goes + option: For a Boy

 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Growing up is optional

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug - we are now doing biweekly Anything goes challenges and biweekly sketch challenges on alternate weeks.

For this card I chose Gus Birthday - Optional - I used part of the image and sentiment that came with it.
My favorite Distress Oxide color is the speckled egg one, here I used it with several stencils and I added orange too, I love this color combo.
I stamped with random choice of stamps and fussy cut a stamped candle border from Lawn Fawn.
I used a black Posca pen to make frames for the senitmensta nd the dotted line around the edges of the card.


This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon
- #604 Masculine
The Male Room
- Dads and Grandads
WaterCooler Wednesday
- #317  Masculine 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Ink #240 - Hot air balloons

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo. I was inspired by the hotair balloon, obviously, but also the mirror effect, which is replicated by the  stenciled, heat foiled rays. 

I used a stamp set from Our Craft Lounge for the hot air balloons and the cloud. The sentiment is die cut, I added black dots with a black Posca pen,

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #271 Create Your Own Background


Friday, May 28, 2021

Sketch + card for a teenager

Happy Friday!
I love playing with sketches, I love doing carrd for boys and men. So I definetely wanted to take the opportunity to play with the Paper Players' sketch and to make cinfirmation card for a boy.
I kept it simple but decorated the inside as well. DPs, stamped sneakers and a bit of sparkle for the die cut sentiment.

This card is also for:
The Paper Players - #542 SKETCH
Creative Knockouts - #403 For The Boys

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sketch - Watering can on foiled background

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug - we are now doing biweekly Anything goes challenges and biweekly sketch challenges and alternate weeks.

For this card I went with Rose Watering Can, cut with a Penny Black antique fram die.
Earlier this year I watched some videos on YouTube where foil and a laminator were used - there are several videos on this topic, just try and search "Foiling with a Laminator". It's really easy. To make my background I used a stencil, deco foil transfer gel and Heidi Swapp mint colored foil, and a laminator. This background was part of the first batch I made.
Lace and and ribbon from my stash, the sentiment came free with a magazine.


This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers
Stencils May - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges
- #211 Anything Goes + option: For a Woman


 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Pierre Wine - this week's freebie

Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring the Freebie Friday - you can pick it up at no cost for one week by clicking here: Chef Pierre Wine.
I colored Pierre with Promarkers and fussy cut and placed him on top of a clock, the inspiration came from the sentiment, a sticker by Art by Marlene. The "cheers" and the "Chill" are both stamped.
The background is stamped, with a stamp from Pinkfresh studio, the clock die is from Marianne. 

This card is also for:
I love Promarkers - #435 Anything Goes -  Add a Sentiment
Challenge Up Your Life - #135 Under a Hat



Saturday, May 15, 2021

Ink # 239 - Triangle

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a word prompt: TRIANGLE.

I used a brush to add speckled egg DOx to the background, then I used several triangle stamps with both speckled egg and pumice stone DOx. For the edges and confetti I used orange DI.
Then I die cut a cocktailglass (die set from Creative Expressions), the cut part was glued to the background and I raised the panel on foam to make a shaker card. The slices of fruit were part of the same set as the glass. I used a black Posca pen to make the dots around the cut out glass to accentuate it more.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Twofer and sketches

 

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #38, where the theme is cakes and cupcakes.
For both cards I used a stamp set from Hero Arts that allows you to build your own cake. 
I made a birthday card and a wedding card, each card was based on a sketch - I love using sketches.
 
 
 
1) BIRTHDAY CARD

I needed a birthday card for my teenaged nephew and I made him a card with a chocolate cake with candles and stars. I cut a banner from a scrap of DP and stenciled the background with a Pinfresh Studio stencil and Speckled egg DOx, I love this colors and I think it looks great with brown. The letters are old chipboard ones that I colored with a brown Promarker and a white Posca pen.


This card is also for Freshly Made Sketches - #485

2) WEDDING CARD 

I'm in no rush for a wedding card, but I have none in my stash, so at some point it will come in handy. I I heat embossed the sentiment and the mandala (stamp from Papirdersign) with white. The background was made with a pink DOx and gold paint. I die cut a frame, found a piece of lace and flowers from my stash.


This card is also for  Sunday Stamps - #256 Sketch

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Ink #238 Sketch

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a sketch - I love using sketches and I also love making masculine cards.

I used some stencils as stamps together with Distress Oxides. IMages are cut from a Maja Design DP. A qiock and easy card for a man.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sketch #909

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I went with a monster theme, using an image from Mini Set - Monster blocks, it makes me think of Nessie, the monster of Loch Ness. I think he (or is it  a she?) works for a birthday card for a young boy.
I used different shades of green and teal, spots and stripes. I used a white Posca pen to add detials to the image and a black one for the DP.


This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon - #598 Mystical Creatures (Nessie - the monster of Loch Ness)

Friday, April 23, 2021

Flower bee for Freebie Friday

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.

I chose to fussy cut my bee and place it at an angle. 

The background is stenciled, I used a brush - I very much prefer it to the sponges - and white and gold ink. 

I heat set the sentiment with white embossing powder.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Twofer #27 Leaves

 
These are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #37, for both cards I used a leaf stamp from Concord & 9th, I made a with sympathy card and a card that can be used for any occasion where you'd like to wish someone a lovely day, like for a birthday.

  
 
 
1) WITH SYMPATHY CARD
I stamped the leaves black and heat set with clear embossing powder before masking off a strip at the top and bottom. I used a brush with blue DI and gold ink to make the background. I used a die from Concord & 9th die cut parts of the leaves for a dimensional effect, but I didn't capture that so well in the photo.

2) BIRTHDAY/WISHING YOU A LOVELY DAY CARD
While I chose a diagonal layout for the sympathy card, here I went vertical. I stamped with green ink, masked, brushed on Speckled egg Distress Oxide and added Perfect Pearls on top. I think it has the same effct as vellum.The butterflies however were embossed on vellum, fussy cut and glued to the card base. The sentiment is versatile - wishing you a lovely day



Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ink # 237 - Taxi photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a great photo for you to pick inspiration from. I loved the colors and I immeditaly thought of this masculine stamp from Lost Cost Designs.

I used Squeezed lemonade and Mustard seed Distress Oxide inks and some different sized triangle shaped stamps, the shapes got lost when spritzing with water. The sentiment translates "even youthful men like you have birthdays every years".
I used grey ink and a script stamp randomly and added 3 yellow pearls.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the wonderful makes of my INK-teamies.   

This card is also for:
WaterCooler Wednesday - #313 Masculine