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Saturday, November 27, 2021

INK #253 - Plaid

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have the theme of PLAID, chosen by Marlena and yours truly. I love plaid patterns, or gingham or tartan or whatever you like to call it, and this time I chose it for the background and also the paper pieced outfit of the little girl from Stamping Bella.

For the most part I aim to buy gifts, but sometimes a gift card or money is the best option, and then it's nice to personalize it with a handmade giftcard- or money holder. This one is kept closed with white string. 

Plaid papers are from Maja Design, I used a scalloped border die from MFT, the others are Pinkfresh Studio.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my INK-teamies have made.  

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky
- #540 Checks and/or Plaids
Moving along with the Times
- #136 Anything But A Card
November Rudolph Days Challenge

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Christmas cards with stencilled moons

Christmas is quickly approaching and I'm focused on getting all my Christmas cards done  - some have already been posted.
Sometimes lately I've been making two cards at a time, using many of the same supplies. For both cards I used a Spellbinders moon stencil as well as the same sentiment stamp, from Concord & 9th.

Card 1)  Centre placed moon

I stencilled the moon with grey and yellow inks and the night sky with blue, purple and black inks. The silhouette was a freebie stamp with a magazine. I stamped the sentiment with grey.  The snow was splattered with metallic champagne colored watercolor.

This card is for: Happy Little Stampers Stencils - November Anything Goes


Card 2) Moon placed over the edge

I stencilled the moon with grey and yellow inks, this time placing the moon off centre and cutting the panel with a mini slimline die. The blue nightsky has snow made with water droplets. The silhouette stamp and house are from Lawn Fawn and I added die cut trees.

This card is for: Peace on Earth - #4

Monday, November 22, 2021

Ice skates

Those of you who have been following me for a while probably know that I love playing with sketches. This time I couldn't resist having a go at the 512th sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, as I saw it as an opportunity to get some washi tapes used. I love those tapes more and more as I use them.
I went large with the stamped image. The skates are made with a stamp from Papirdesign, a Norwegian brand. The largest snowflake is Concord & 9th, the smaller ones I'm not sure of. The sentiment sticker is from Tim Holtz.

This card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches - #512
Stamping Sensations November - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - #628 No Patterned Paper

Saturday, November 13, 2021

INK #252 - Photo Challenge - Chair

For our challenge at Inkspirational this fortnight, we have a photo of a chair. You can interpret the theme however you see fit, I chose a stamp set from Penny Black to make my 3 cards, heat embossing with gold on a dark blue background.
I used mini slimline dies from Pinkfresh Studio. One sentiment was stampoed (same PB set as the images), the other 2 are Tim Holtz stickers. I layered the stamped panels onto gold colored cardstock. One card has a die cut star, another one 3 rhinestones.

I'm sorry about the quality of the photos, some seem very dark, others light and grainy, but after several attempts I had to settle with these. But I quite like how the crads turned out IRL.

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

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers Christmas November - Anything Goes + option: Make a Scene
This card is also for:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

October Card Chain Challenge reveal

This is the second time I paricipate in The Card Chain Challenge - anyone can enter as long as you are willing to snail mail a card to a fellow crafter. For October there were 27 pariticipants across the world. If you'd like to join in for the November challenge, you can sign up here until til 6th. 


I sent my card to  Joanne of Ambrosia and Iron in the UK, along with some images and sentiments from the stamp set I used, the Altenew Tall Tale stamp set. For my card I followed the sketch, I placed it upside down to fit on the bookshelf..


I recieved this sweet card and some die cuts (thank you!) from Suze of craftysuze in New Zealand. I'm a cat lover, so this is a suitable card for me.