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Monday, July 15, 2024

Seaside/Summertime

I haven't had enough crafting time this year, most of what I have made and posted have been DT assignments, but today I have a card made for a few challenges in mind. 

I have some zip bags filled with stamped images that I have already colored up but not yet used, and this nautical image was found in one of those bags. I added it on top of a card base with a stencilled background in brown. The stencil I used is from Aall&Create.
I cut a few banners and used some old postmark stamps. 
I'm going to try and make more cards with images I have ready as I need to stock up on cards:)

Just Us Girls - #735 Summertime
Fab n Funky - #599 Seaside

Saturday, July 13, 2024

INK #320 - Products from 2 or More Stamp Companies

At Inkspirational our challenge theme this fortnight has been chosen by DT Marlena, and she has chosen "Feature Products from 2 or More Stamp Companies".
I used an old large sentiment stamp from LOTV, cute mice and dandellions from Lawn Fawn (used for the first time) and a grass stamp from a Pinkfresh set.

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

This card is also for:
Crafty Catz - #675 Make It Cute
Shopping Our Stash - #525 NBUS


Saturday, June 29, 2024

INK #319 - Use stencils and optional use paste


At Inkspirational we have stencil challenge for you for the next 2 weeks. If you want you can use the optional "use paste" as well.

I used Simon Hurley's lunar paste. I like how it has a golden look with white edges when adding it with a sponge.
I added a gold and cream panel and put a butterfly on top. I I added bling to its body.

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

Saturday, June 15, 2024

INK #318 Moodboard - VW Beetle

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a mood board. What caught my eye was the photo with the car and the yellow and grey color combination
Out came my stamp from Aall&Create that ressembles a Volkswagen Beetle.My aunt had one of these and it was yellow, so I thought it would be a great choice for her birthday card.
I added a few grey enamel dots.

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

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #115 No Patterned Paper


Sunday, June 2, 2024

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal 2024

Here's my card for The Card Chain Challenge May reveal. If you want to join the fun for next month you need to sign up here until the 6th. You don't have to join every month, it's up to you.

My card went to Tina in Slovenia. I chose to use the sketch seen below, the Men in Hats theme option and the stencil technique option. This seemed to be the perfect occasion to use this ScrapBoys image with the man wearing the steampunk inspired hat and just add clogs and piece of die cut wire.
 
In return I received a super sweet fun card from Jo in the UK. She was also inspired by men in hats - Santas! Thanks Jo!
 


Saturday, June 1, 2024

INK #317 Frame

At Inkspirational our challenge theme this fortnight is FRAME. I made a Christmas card with an image of a Santa sitting inside of a die cut frame.
I gave the stamped image an aged look by adding Vintage beeswax Baked texture powder, and the die cut inked poinsettias got the same treatment. I've had this embossing powder for a few years, yet this was the first time I used and I quite like the look of it. Maybe I should have used a more muted colored background, but I like plaid and the colors look more beautiful together in real life.

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

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - E IS FOR EMBOSSING (Wet or Dry)
Try It On Tuesday - Emboss It!


Saturday, May 18, 2024

INK #316 Spotlight technique

At Inkspirationalit was my time to choose the theme and I went with "Spotlight Technique".
I made it super simple - I stamped 3 identical panels with a bee stamp from Aall&Create.
One of the panels was inked up, I cut out a cirle and popped it on one of the panels, then I used the negative to pop on the other. A die cut sentiment and 3 bling on each card and voila - two cards ready in one go.

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

This card is also for:
Crafty Calendar - May Anything Goes


Saturday, May 11, 2024

INK #315 - Season - mid challenge inspiration

At Inkspirational our challenge theme is SEASON. I am always in need of a huge pile of Christmas cards, and I am afraid I haven't been very good at making them so far this year, so I better get going.
I made a CAS card using a tree stencil from Lavinia. Inside of the outlined tree I stamped a snowman scene with trees using a much used and loved stamp set from Hero Arts. I love the wintery and frosty feel and have also added some sparkle using Wink of Stella.

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

This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #715 Christmas


Saturday, April 20, 2024

INK #314 - Mood Board

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a colorful mood board. I was inspired by the colors and tried to mimic them in the order of the girl blowing them - and the bling mimics the arranegment of the macarons. 
I used a seahorse stamp from Aall&Crreate, satmped in black ink. I used ditress inks and a text stamp for the background. Sentiment are stickers with birthday greetings in Norwegian.

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

This card is also for
Crafty Gals Corner - #254 Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 6, 2024

INK # 313 - Fold

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is FOLD. I made a Double Decker Pop Out card, I found the tutorial here.

I used papers from ScrapBoys' Steampunk Collection, in addition to some oddments in my stash. The cogs are die cut in metallic papers, dies from Papirdesign.  

This is how the card looks closed.


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

This card is also for:
Moving along with the Times - #165 Fancy Folds
Little Red Wagon - #750 Fun fold
My Time to Craft - #531 BUTTERFLIES AND/OR DRAGONFLIES  

 

 



Sunday, March 17, 2024

Easter - tag shaped card

This might look like a tag, but it's a tag shaped card with a top fold. I used a die from the Studiolight Oriental tags collection to make this card base.
I used papers from ScrapBoys Old Farm collection. I think the bunnies and chicken are perfect for Easter as I combined them with yellow Bazzil and seambinding ribbon.

I also decorated the inside. 

This card is for:
Allsorts  - #772 Feathers and/or Fur with option of Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - #591 Spring



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

INK #311 CAS - optional feature a balloon

At Inkspirational our challenge theme is Clean and Simple, with the optional twist of adding a ballloon.  

I used a wooden stamp from Penny Black. I colored with Posca pencils and added glossy accent to the balloon. Kept it clean and simple for a masculine vibe.

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

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #463 Birthdays


 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

CASEing Carol

It's CASE a Design Team Member Week over at Just us Girls, and when I saw Carol's card I immediately knew what I wanted to make, being inspired by the layout. Carol used stencils and stamps, I used dies and designer papers and my Dymo.
I made a spring card with a hen and a rooster, I used papers from Scrap Boys' Old Farm collection for my card.

This card is for:
Just Us Girls - #716 CASE a Design Team Member
Krafty Chicks - #705 Anything Goes
Allsorts - #770 Spring 


Saturday, February 24, 2024

INK #310 - Mood board with Soft colors

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is a mood board with photos in soft pinks and blues, and I was inspired by the colors as well as the flowers.  
I pulled out my Tim Holtz flower stamp, heat embossed with gold and used speckled egg Distress oxide along with a couple of  pink ones. I heat embossed the die cut sentiment in gold and added 3 translucent dots - can you find them?

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

This card is also for:
Krafty Chicks - #704 All occasions


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Guest Designer Card for "I spy with my little eye" - #12 something beginning with B

Today I'm a guest designer over at at Simply Ellibelle's blog and her "I spy with my little eye" challenge. And the theme is "something beginning with B". 

I have several B-elements on my card - like boy, birthday, ball, balloon, bling, banner - maybe you will spot more than me?

I have used a die from Papirdesign for the boy, the balloon die was part of the Spellbinder advent calendar last year and the circle is a die from Pinkfresh.

As I have 5 nephews, ranging from 8 to 28 years of age, I am always in need of some masculine designs. This card will go to one of the teenagers.

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges - #111 Birthday
Creative Knockouts - #515 Die Cuts / Punches / Stencils

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

TioT- Spotlight

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "In the spotlight". You can use the spotlight technique, like I did - you can check out tutorials and videos on this technique - or you may have your own idea for "spotlighting" on your project. Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration.

For my card I chose a flower stamp from Tim Holtz. I heat embossed with white on kraft on the background. For my "spotlight" piece I used kraft colored ink on white paper and watercolored the flowers. I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn cut with a small banner die and added 3 translucent dots.

This will sadly be my final project as a DT member over at TioT. I have enjoyed my time with this friendly group of people and awesone challenge themes. It's just that I don't have enough time at the moment so I decided to step down. However, I will try and join their challenges in the future for fun, as I will continue to craft.

This card is also for:
Day of the Month Cart Club - #60 Random Act of Kindness Day


 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

INK #309 Hearts

At Inkspirational our challenge theme for the next two weeks is "Hearts". With Valentine's day being just around the corner I expect to see a lot of fantastic entries in the gallery.
I used a red rubber stamp for my hearts on the background, they were heat embossd in white and I used a pink Distress Oxide to make them pop.The birds were paper pieced and they were part of the same Lawn Fawn stamp set as the letter and ink jar and pen. The sentiment comes from Mama Elephant.

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

This card is also for:
CAS on Friday – #276 VALENTINE
Moving along with the Times - #163 Love / Hearts
I Spy With My Little Eye - Hearts and/or Roses



Tuesday, February 6, 2024

TioT - Heart and/or Flowers

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "Hearts and/or Flowers".

For my card I chose the flower option, I made the flower with a die from Pinkfresh. I kept the card neutral, both with the colors and my choice of sentiment as I have had requests for general cards. 

Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from my TioT teamies.

This card is also for:
Incy Wincy Designs - Valentine / Love and/or No Pictures

Sunday, January 28, 2024

INK #308 - Paper piecing

At Inkspirational our challenge for the next two weeks is "Paper Piecing.
Persoanlly I think paper piecing is lots of fun, it's a great altnerative to coloring and a super way to use up some scraps.
For me card I chose to go CAS with a Penny Black stamp and DPs in different shades og greys and blues, except for the palm trees whre I used a green leftover piece and green Stickles glue. I left some buildings untouched. All windows were colored with a silver glitter gel pen. One single Pinkfresh gem was added to the star. The card is acutally quite sparkly, but it doesn't show in the picture.

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

This card is also for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - #700 All Occasions


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

TioT - Add some text

Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge is "Add some text".

For my card today I went the masculine route with black and white and a more than a decade old typewriter stamp from Prima. And I used  background stamp of a much newer date (less than a year old) with a font similar to what you would get using an old typewriter. 
The sentiment translates  to something like "even youthful men like you celebrate birthdays every year".

Please head over to the challenge blog to get more inspiration from my TioT teamies.

This card is also for:
Make My Monday - #217 Happy Birthday
Creative Crafting Uncles - #49 Happy Birthday



Saturday, January 13, 2024

INK #307 - Use stencils

At Inkspirational our first challenge of 2024 is "Use stencils" with the optional twist of using more than one stencil and/or use layering stencils.

I used the twist and combined a stencil from Altenew with one from Tim Holtz. I used only black, white and gret for a sympathy card with die cut leaves and bling from Pinkfresh. 

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



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

TioT - Winter Blues

Over at Try it on Tuesday our first challenge of 2024 is "Winter Blues". 

I chose to create a winter scene using a combination of Lavinia and Hero Arts with black and blue inks.I added yellow around the lantern for a bit of glow. The sentiment is a sticker with a birthday greeting.I addded Wink of Stella to the trees and glitter glue to the fairy boy´s wings.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my TioT teamies have made and to get more inspiration.

This card is also for:
Get Creative Challenges - #127 Snow Much Fun
Allsorts - #762 Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - #697 Use Stamps