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Saturday, April 30, 2022

INK #264 - Bark

At Inkspirational we have a new challenge, it's a word prompt: Bark. Did you know some owls can bark? I didn´t, until I googled it. Several other animals do too. I also included bark in the form of trees on the DP.

My owls are paper pieced with leftovers and a stamp from StampingBella. The tree is Lavinia, heat embossed on vellum.
The senitment is a sticker from Art by Marlene, I think it fits the owls, with the one odd, standing out from the crowd. And I think it's useful advise for one of my teen or young adult nephews.

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

This card is also for:
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Animals

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

B is for Blooms

I don't have green fingers, I don't know if that's why I love cacti, but I do. They come in some many fun shapes and sizes and they bloom. And they're easier to keep alive than other plants - in my household I'm only allowed to water the cacti - and certainly not the orchides!

I used my Derwent Inktense pencils and water for coloring - such a long time since last ans so FUN! I chose warm, earthly colors for both the flower pots and the stencilled background.
The stamps are a Concord & 9th set.

This card is for Alphabet Challenge - B IS FOR BLOOMS

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Dancing piggie in sweet pastels

I treated myself to some Vera Lane digis during Easter, I love the fun and quirky look of these images.
I added the piggie on a tag, colored with Promarkers, added string and paper flowers and rhinestones.
The background was made with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder with hexagons. I used a black Posca pen to make the dots along the edges.

This card is for:
Sunday Stamps - #281 Sweet Pastels
Let's Squash It - #19 Geometric and Repeating Patterns
Papercraft Challenges - #81 Farm Animals

Monday, April 18, 2022

Sympathy card with washi tapes and die cut flowers

I was out of sympathy cards and thought better make some to have on hand.

I used this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches as starting point, found 2 washi tapes to use as borders, die cut 3 simple flowers in black and white and added a fitting senitment in Norwegian. I used a MFT stitched frame die. I thought it a bit too colorless so added gold splatter. In retrospect I think I should have switched places between the tapes, to allow the leaves to be closest to the flowers. Oh well. Next time.

This card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches - #531
Make My Monday - #172 Use Washi Tape

Saturday, April 16, 2022

INK #263 - Watercolour

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a technique challenge: Watercolour.
I used a Penny Black image and my metallic watercolor paints on a black background and gold embossing, I really like how the colors turned out. Added a bit of splatter too. And after finishing the card I actually realized I had made a one layer card- it's so much easier when it's unintentional, lol.

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

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers
- Watercolour April Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - #146 Splatters

Monday, April 11, 2022

A nautical card for a man

My favorite cards to make are masculine ones, and here I went with a nice and simple version with a nautical theme. I do love to be by the sea and feel the salty air.
I used stamps from 2 different Heartfelt Creations sets and colored with Promarkers. Paper is Maja Design, sentiment is Penny Black and the twine was a gift some years ago. Stitched dies are MFT.
I loved this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, this is one I think I'll use for more projects....

Theis card is for:
Freshly Made Sketches
- #530
Allsorts - #671/2 Masculine
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #150 For Men Only

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Gnome for a gender neutral card

I love this gnome stamp from Stamping Bella, I think he's suitable for cards for  both men and women. It's good having cards on hand that can be used for seveal occasions, regardless of age and gender.
I colored the image and cut it with a circle die. I used a scalloped one for the vellum used as backing panel. A leftover DP was used,and a narrow washi tape with stripes.

This card is for:
Sunday Stamps - #280 In the Middle
Stamping Sensations - "I Love ..." (this gnome stamp, DPs, bold colors)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

March Card Chain Challenge reveal

Here's my card The Card Chain Challenge March reveal. I have joined every month since I first joined back in Septemebr last year and I do look forward to once a month receieving a card from a fellow card maker from anywhere in the world. Anyone can enter as long as you are willing to snail mail a card to another crafter.  If you'd like to join in for the April challenge, you can sign up here until til 6th.  


This time I chose the color scheme - pink+green+brown, as well as patterned paper and friendship. The background paper is pink with a mint green foil and her top is made with a patterned paper, also in a minty kind of green. Her hair is brown and her earrings and necklace are made with brown glitter paper and bling. She also has a pink flower in her hair, cut out from a Mintay paper. The background is made with a Finnabair stencil, foil and a laminator.
A 20 year younger version of me could have this girl as an avatar. This is my first attempt at using this Missees stamp and die set, I can tell you it's quite addictive. As a young girl I loved playing with paper dolls, this is kind of the same concept for a crafter.
My card went to the talented Brenda in the UK.


The card hasn't arrived yet from Greece, but I'm so looking forward to seeing  Marianne's card in real life once it arrives:) 

INK #262 - Flower photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo of spring flowers. I was inspired to use flowers and the colors of the photo.
The image is a LOTV digi, colored with my Promarkers. I added a stamped greeting in one of the corners and used a black die cut square as a panel. I tend to always put things straight, so this time I chose an angle placement. Even my photo is taken at an angle:) The card base is not as yellowish as it might appear in the photo, but it's definetely not white, it's a sort of a natural color, in lack of a better word.

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

This card is also for:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #510 Spring
Passion For Markers Challenge - #634 In The Garden (flowers and birds)