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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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Foiled background

Earlier this year, during a major lack of mojo period, I watched some videos on YouTube where foil and a laminator were used. I got inspired, got the equipment needed and made a lot of backgrounds. This purple plaid background was part of the first batch I made.

I used a stencil, cat stamp and sentiment , all from Tim Holtz. The stamps are part of a Christnas set, I might use this a Christmas card, but I think it would work for other occassions/seasons as well? What do you think?

The cat reminds me of my mother and sister, they are always freezing. I, on the other hand, am on the other end of the scale.

This card is also for:
Cutie Pie Challenge - #158 Raining cats and dogs
Make My Monday - #146 Checks or plaids

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sewing theme in pink

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
I went with a sewing theme in all pink, using the image Stella sewing - Thread. All other stamps used are from the same set, which came free with a magazine several years ago. I gave the stamped buttons a thick coat of glossy accent.
I also added lace, string and metal scissors from my stash.

This card is also for:
Creations in Pink
- #32 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Sweet Stampers
- #55 Lots of layers

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Ink # 236 - Grow

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight we have a word prompt: GROW.

 

I decided on using a digi from A Day for Daisies, colored with Promarkers. The cream paper was embossed, then I put together the scene with the fussy cut image, diverse flowers and pearls and some leftover elements from other projects.

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

This card is also for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #184 Inspired By Words
Do-Al(l) Kreatives
- #52 Spring

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sketch and Easter

Today starts a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.
The image has been colored with Promarkers. I used mandala stamp for the background, I heat embossed with white and inked with yellow. The white panel was die cut using dies from Pinkfresh studios. An Easter sentiment and flowers from my stash.

This card is also for:
Do-Al(l) Kreatives
- #51 Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - #592 Spring/Easter


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Twofer - Your choice

 

Here are my two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge #36, where the theme is up to you. 
For both cards I used a mandala stamp fromPapirdersign. I made an appreciation card and a congratulations card for an anniversary.
 
 
 
1) ANNIVERSARY/CONGRATULATIONS CARD
The background was heat embossed with white and inked with eggshell. The edges were cut with a border die from Pinkfresh studios. A third mandala was stamped and fussy cut and layered with foam. Two wooden birds from my stash and a sentiment.


2) APPRECIATION CARD
The mandala was stamped twice, over the edge, heat embossed with gold on black. The sentimetn was stamped on a strip and golden sequins were added.



Saturday, March 20, 2021

Ink #235 Fur or Feathers

For our new challenge at Inkspirational it was my turn to choose a theme and I chose "fur or feathers". I hope the theme will inspire you to come join us - the challenge runs for 2 weeks.

I made a mini slimline card, using an old paper that came free with a magazine as background. The chicken, eggs and hen stamps are old uninked one. I die cut frames and added various sized flowers from my stash.

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

This card is also for:
Fab n Funky
- No Square Cards
Sweet Stampers
- #54 Easter or Spring
Moving along with the Times
- #128 Spring Is Coming

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Things with wings

This week's challenge at Catch the Bug is THINGS WITH WINGS.

The image is Jacobean Bird 1 and I colored it using peach, coral and green Promarkers.
I die cut a bird cage (Poppy) and heat embossed it to give it a metllic finish.
I heat embossed "Just a note" onto musical noted vellum and added flowers and lace.
I'd say it's not a typical card for me, but I'm trying to go for for feminine and use up some of the gorgeous flowers I've got in my stash. I got myself a glue gun, it's a must to get them stuck.

This card is also for:
Craft Rocket Challenges
- #79 Use Dies and/or Spring
Passion For Markers Challenge
- #582 Soft Finishes (Use ribbon, lace, burlap, muslin, twine..)


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ink #234 Dog photo

For our new challenge at Inkspirational we have a photo of a dog. And a fottball. But I went with the dog.

I used a stamp that came free with a magazine several years ago. The dog got company of a hat, balloons and sentiment from MFT.The  bacground was inked, masking the floor.

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 - #48 Anything Goes with a Critter
Sweet Stampers - #53 CAS

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Winter trio

Over at Catch the Bug, Thursday is 'Oldie but goodie' day and that's when we showcase some of the older Bugaboo images.

The image, Winter trio, is colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen, and I used hexagon and wreath dies to frame the image. I used a black pen to draw a line ariound the edges.

A die cut snowflake with a pearl brad was added as embellishment. Sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz.

This card is also for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas
- #121 Snowman/men
Winter Wonderland
- Anything Christmas goes

Saturday, February 20, 2021

INK #233 Tower

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight we have a word prompt - TOWER. 

I went with a rather obvious choice - the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to try to make a mini slimline card (3,5x6 inches) and to go feminine, using my Maja Design papers and some of my many flowers - I've got a large collection as I use them rather seldom. I stamped the sentiment and the die cut tower was heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

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

This card is also for:
Creative Knockouts - #389 Lots Of Layers

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Masculine card with no stamps, dies or stencils

Having lots of boys in my life (I have 5 nephews, from age 5 to mid 20s), plus the more adult male family members, I'm always in need of masculine designs. And I love making them.

This card came together rather quickly with toppers from a Maja Design paper pad.
The sentiment and scallopped border I belive were part of a set from Kaisercraft.
Corrugated paper and an embossed background with woodwork pattern.
I swiped my white inkpad over the surface to tone down the intensity of the blue color.
No fancy stuff used, no stamps, dies or stencils, just paper.


This card is for:
Allsorts - #611 Masculine

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

INK #232 - Hearts

For our Inkspirational challenge this fortnight Lindsey has chosen the theme of hearts. 

I have one heart on my card but it was made using two dies, along with glitter paper. The heart was made as a frame for the lit up scene of bulidings and lamp post. I used a gold metallic water paint, black for splatters. The cat was made with a magazine freebie stamp.

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

This card is also for:
Little Red Wagon
- #587 Hearts
Christmas
Crafts All Year Round - Something starting with C and/or D (C=Cat)