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Saturday, October 29, 2022

INK #277 - Fireworks

At Inkspirational we have the challenge of FIREWORKS. I much prefer fireworks on cards than in real life, I'm afraid of the stuff. I know it can be used for several occasions, but for me the most obvious choice was to go with a New Year's card.
I used a fireworks die set from Lawn Fawn, and I added gold ink and frantage on top. The clock is a Marianne die set, the glasses are Tim Holtz and the sentiment is made with dies from Concord&9th.

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

This card is also for:
Happy Little Stampers
- October Anything Goes with Dies
Use Your Stuff
- #469 Diecuts

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Using leftover pieces of ribbon and lace

With this card I was attempting to change up my usual Christmas card style of flat and light weight, and I went mixed media with lots of textures. There's seambinding ribbon here, sheer dotted ribbon, white lace, red lace and a beige one with a knot onto which I attached 2 metal bells.
The starting point for my inspiration came from the Christmas image over at The Card Concept. The sheer curtains are picked up by some of my ribbons, the red and white pillow reminded me to use a quote chipboard from Tim Holtz. I also used a DP with white text on white for the background panel. I used a stencil to add some greeneries, using Snowflake paste.
I took out my sewing machine and stitched not so straight and a bit wonky at places, keeping the threads loose, not cutting them and tucking them behind the panel.
I'm not sure of the what stamp this is, I received it from a blogging friend quite some time ago, but if anyone know where I can get this one, new or used, let me know. The image was colored with Promarkers and I added diamond stickles to their wings.

This card is for:
The Card Concept - Inspiration Photo
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday
- Anything Goes
Fab n Funky
- #559 Seasons Greetings
Little Red Wagon
- #677 Make It With Ribbons

Sunday, October 23, 2022


Numbers can be used for birthday cards, for every year up to a certain age, then it becomes more natural only for anniversaries and special celebrations. But using numbers as the main feature leaves so many options.

For this card I used Tim Holtz Numeric stamps, heat embossed with white EP and put blue distress ink on top. The sentiment is in Norwegian and die cut with gold glitter paper. I used small star stamps from different sets with gold ink.

This card is for:
The Male Room - CAS
Krafty Chicks
- #634 Clean and Simple

Saturday, October 15, 2022

INK #276 - Word Prompt - Imagine

At Inkspirational we have the challenge of IMAGINE. I do look forward to see what you come up with for this. 

I chose to make a sky scene with a flying pig from Vera Lane. I used lots and lots of inks and brushos and frantage, as well as die cut clouds and stars. The die cut sentiment is in Norwegian and it's waht we say for "happy birthday", but also "congratulations".

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

This card is also for:
Make My Monday - #185 Birthday Wishes
Critter Crazy Challenges - #67 Anything Goes with a Featured Critter


Sunday, October 9, 2022

3+2 gift tags

I've participated in 2 crafting online events this weekend and I'll share some of what I've made. Each year I struggle and give up on making my own gift tags, but this year I will make sure I do at least 50% of them. I think I'm going to make more tags, similar to those below.

1) 3 tages in kraft and white
First up a set of 3, super simple, just made with kraft and white paper, some dies and frantage for snow and decoration. Frantage is my favorite snow, both the pure white one and the one mixed with gold. I love how it melts with dimension and the sort of enamel look of it.
The tag die is from StudioLight, the tree is Tim Holtz, the snowflake I believe is Marianne, but not sure of the mitten.

These tags are for:
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Way To Add Snow On A Winter Project


2) 2 gnome tags
These were so simple and quick to make. The die is a Norwegisn brand, Papirdesign. I just cut with white paper and scraps of patterned paper, colored the nose and beard. So easy!

These tags are for:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - #47 Anything Christmas goes

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Autumn wreath with garden tools

I usually make Christmas cards this time of year and rarely have made autumn cards. But this year I'm in mood for using autumn colors and leaves.

For this card I've used stamps from 2 differnt Altenew sets for the wreath and the garden tools and birds. Coloring is done with Promarkersa and Posca pencils.
The stencil, one of my favorites, is also Altenew. I used 3 Distress Mica stains, love the shimmer these sprays have.The sentiment is Poppy stamps.

This card is for:
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn
Stamping Sensations - October: All Things Autumn
Allsorts - #696 Gardeners Delight
The Paper Players - #611 Changing Seasons 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

September Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge September reveal. Anyone can enter and if you'd like to be part of the October chain you can sign up here until til 6th. 

This is the card I sent to Carol in the UK. I've been following Carol's blog, Crafty-stamper, for many years, so it was fun to send a card to someone "I know" for a long time as well.

I was inspired by the sketch and the theme of friendship. And I used cheesecloth as gauze, which was one of the product options this month. It was still very warm and more summer than autumn when I made this card. I used kraft paper with white gesso and a wooden embossing folder to make the background, and I scored lines to make the panel strips.I added a picture from a Studiolight die cut sheet and found matching flowers in my stash, which I decorated with pearls.I also used a white paper lace border.



In return I received a fun colorful card from Linda W of Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin' in Minnesota, USA. Linda was the first person I sent a card when joining this chain, back in September last year, and a year later it was my return to receive one from her. Thanks, Linda, I loved it and it's up on my wallboard in my craftroom.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

INK #275 - Technique - Use Stencils

For the next 2 weeks we have a technique challenge at Inkspirational. We want to see you use your stencils.
I was inspired by autumn colors and decided to go with my Altenew stencil with leaves. I used red, yellow, green and brown inks. For the die cut sentiment I used gold mirri card. I added a bit of gold splatter, a rhinestone and pearls from my stash.

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

This card is also for:
Crafty Gals Corner
- #235 Signs of Fall
Double D Challenge
s - Things that Fall
Shopping Our Stash
- #480 Leaf Me Alone