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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bingo - dog and chair

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's BINGO TIME!

I used the top row of sparkle, stitching and sentiment,
I used two images from the Bugaboo store, the dog and chair element, and I merged the two images and colored it with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs. I masked the image and made m own background, using a Promarker to color the floor and DI Milled Lavender for the walls. Then I made the wall paper using a flower stamp with silver ink and gave the centres a touch of glitter. I used silver thread to machine stitch around the edges.
I haven't been around much since last weekend, MIL is on a one week visit, so limited time for blog visits and crafting.

This card is for: 
Fab 'n' Funky - #351 Create a Background
Addicted to Stamps and More - # 242 Make Your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner - #123 Add Flowers (I used stamped flowers)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Christmas Card Box Holder

Today it's my turn to show you an 'Anything but a card' project over at Catch the Bug.
I've made a card box holder before and found it to be very useful when giving card sets as gifts. So here's one for a Christmas themed set.
I used a stocking image, colored with Promarkers. I used an old DP with stockings from my stash, added a few die cut pine branches and a die cut bow. The label us also die cut and says Christmas post.

I'd like to enter my card box holder into these challenges as well:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
Simply Create Too - Use a Digi Stamp
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Funny pup

Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. Sketch challenges are my favorites, and the more you play with sketches, the more confident you'll be moving the sketch around. Like here, I turned it upside-down and then mirrored it. See? The thing about sketches, I think they're great for giving you inspiration as for layout, without limiting you too much.
 
I used the image Funny pup. Colored it with Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens. A strip of paper, flowers from my stash and a birthday greeting in Norwegian and border stamped with white ink on kraft.

This card is also for:
C.R.A.F.T. - #415 Birthday & A Blog Hop
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Optional Topping of Creatures/Animals
Addicted to Stamps and More - # 241 Anything Goes

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dog walker

Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

I used my Promarkers to color the image and I used a self made stencil to make the cloudy sky.
The sentiment is in Norwegian and translates "There are no perfect lives, but we can fill our lives with perfect moments".


This card is also for:
Open-Minded Challenges - #17 Men in May
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Masculine
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yellow and grey

Over at LIM there's a challenge of using grey and yellow. One of those color combos I love to see but struggle a bit with myself. In general I seem to be a " three colors" kind of crafter, less or more and I consider it a real challenge...
And here's the thing about CAS, you don't want to add too much. Here I used a stencil on the background, and before I did the overall impression was probably more CAS than the finished project..
The flowers are fussy cut out from a stamped Hero Arts background. I used DIs and gelatos to color.

This card is for:
Less Is More - Yellow and Grey
Creative With Stamps Challenge - #14 Flowers

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Wings and spring

This week's color scheme over at Color Throwdown I found both  springlike and romantic, so I took the opportunity to make a card that could be used for an anniversary or a wedding as I don't have an such cards in my stash right now.


I used DIs and gelatos with water to color the image, some WoS to add sparkle (not visible here) and a sentiment that would fit the occasions mentioned above. I used my own cut stencil to make the cloudy sky and a flower stamp to make the flowery ground. The stamp with the two birds is from Whimsy Stamps. I used a Tom Ho,tz die for the bow and added a pearl.

This card is for:
Color Throwdown - #441
Whimsy Stamps - #94 Anthing Goes with a twist of Spring
Cut it Up - #121 Wings

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Another Christmas card done

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's ANYTHING GOES! I took the opportunit to make one more Christmas card for my stash, using the image Xmas Blocks Trio.

I colored my image using Promarkers, stamped a sentiment, then mounted it onto a panel of red mirri card. The background I made myself using white ink and stamps, both from Hero Arts.

This card is for:
ABC Christmas Challenge - "K" for Keep it Simple
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Precipitation (snow)
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #76 Snowflakes

Friday, May 5, 2017

High Heels

Happy Friday! I'm here to show you my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

I used my Promarkers to color the shoes in different shades of peach and grey, and I chose those colors and silver for the rest of my card.

The striped paper is sticker paper and the embossed background was covered with silver gelato. The EF came free with a magazine Doily from my stash, banner dies from Dienamics and I used one of my oldest die sets to cut the image.

This card is also for:
City Crafter Challenge W - #360 - You Can Do It! (I created my background using an embossing folder and silver gelato)
Creatalicious Challenges - #114 Anything Goes, Option "For the Girls / Mother's Day"
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Kissing technique

Just a quick post as I want to meet the deadline over at Color Throwdown which closes in an hour or so.


I used yellow ink on the solid stamp and used the "kissing" technique with purple ink for the script as well as the layers of the roses.
I embossed just a strip of the paper, added purple and green splatter with a brush and some yellow pearls. Sentiment stamped with purple ink.


This card is for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #82 Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing
Color Throwdown - #440
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #219

CASE and Make a wish

City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating its 7th birthday by doing CASE challenges throughout the month of April.
This week we're CASEing Marina's card. I was inspired by her choice of colors, layout and use of a partial image.

I used my Prima Doll stamp and paper pieced her outfit in brown colors. I know Marina also loves to paper piece. Then I stamped a sentiment using a LOTV stamp and added a few pearls.

I might be back later today with another card...

This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #359 CASE the Designer Card
Crafter's Cafe - #172 Feminine
Crafting When We Can - Clean & Simple

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sketch 509

Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the image AKV Love, it might not be available in the Bugaboo store yet as Jodie is redoing the store.It was colored with Promarkers.
 
I used shaped pierced dies from Kort&Godt to make the card base and layers, lace and pearls from my stash.


This card is also for:
Cardz 4 Galz - #46 A Shaped Card
Creative Knockouts W,2E,C8 #191 Friendship
I love Promarkers - #333 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bear and umbrella

Every Tuesday you can find new releases in the Bugaboo store. This one of today's images.

I colored the image using Promakers and Spectrum Noir pens and I used a blue DI to make an inked sky. I'm new at this and the sky is very subtle but much more visible IRL.
I used a sentiment that came free with a magazine, washi tape from stash and lastly I used a black pen to make the doodled frame.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - #410 -I Spy (Bear, Bow, Blossoms)
Crafting When We Can - One for the Girls
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #178 Use a Stamp For Your Sentiment

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Graffiti

If you ask me to do a one layer, it's like Phew, ooh, aaahh, like I've got pain in my body somewhere. But when taking a photo of this card I was like, I did a one layer without being required to! AND I had un making it! AND I followed a specific color scheme!

I started off using a splatter stamp given to me by Donna, using orange and red ink. Then I added the Kaiserkraft sentimentin purple and red. I also used some sentiment stamps I got from my sister, using purple and red inks. I lacked a bit of yellow, so I used a star stencil and yellow ink for that. The bottom felt empty so another stencil was used along with red and orange ink. There wasn't enough yellow so I added a few yellow gems.


This card is for:
Inkspirational - Graffiti Stamping
Color Throwdown - #439 Color Inspiration
Happy Little Stampers Blend - must be Clean and Simple

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jacobean Bird

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week we have a photo challenge.

I used an image called Jacobean Bird 1 that you can find for just a dollar in the store. I used pastel colors for the flowers and leaves and I used my cherry blossom embossing folder and mounted the panel onto a DP from Maja Designs.

This card is for:
Moving along with the Times - #43 Birds & Feathers
Cards in Envy - Pretty Pastels Card Challenge
Crafty Creations - #338 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rose on stamped background

Seeing the photo over at TIME OUT this design quickly came  to mind.

I used several sentiment stamps from different sets and created my own background by stamping with silver ink.
Then I used an Altenew stamp and die set that came free with a magazine to make the rose.
I cut out the sentiment with a Dienamics die from the stamped paper and added a layer of black craft foam underneath it.
I drew a black line around the edge of the panel. Thi card is a 4x4 inch card.

This card is for:
TIME OUT Challenges - #81 Inspired By Photo
Shopping Our Stash - #299 A Rose By Any Other Name

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flower boys

I hope you all had a nice Easter.
I did get a lot of cards done, here's one inspired by the sketch over at Allsorts this week.

The only thing stamped here - heat embossed in white - is the sentiment. The bottom layer is an embossed paper which I covered with gelato and some mists. I used 3 different DPs. I used a die cut tree border, lace and flowers from my stash.

This card is for:
Allsorts - #410 Sketch

Crafty Creations - #339 Always Anything Goes 
Path of Positivity - #48 The Beauty of Nature

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Have a furry Christmas

City Crafter Challenge Blog is celebrating its 7th birthday by doing CASE challenges throughout the month of April. I haven't played along as much I'd like to, but I'm going to make an effort to enter more often as I love their challenge themes.
This week it's about CASEing Ros' card, I was inspired by her cat image and musical theme, but I made a Christmas card instead of a birthday one, I hope that's OK.

I used an image and sentiment kindly sent to me by Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards, I masked the image and used a musical notes stamp and also added a die cut lamp post covered with silver EP.

This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #357 CASE the Designer Card
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - "I" for Informal
Show us Your Pussies-Cat Only Challenge - Furrything Goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Bingo

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week is BINGO week.

I used an image - Girl Balloon - colored with Promarkers. I used mainly coral, peach and brown colors, plus kraft.
I made the card shape using dies from Kort&Godt, and I've used plenty of dies to make the card scene as well. Lace and flowers from my stash.

This card is also for:
Fussy and Fancy - #185 Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards
Creative Fingers - #128 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - # 237 Make Your Mark

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - mixed kits

This is the final post of the Card kit swap with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life showcaseing spring/Easter themed cards. I still have several items left which will certainly be used for a later occasion.

Card 1)
I loved this little image but did spend some time on a design idea for it. I had this die cut banner from Nonni as well, and some pink enamel dots from Marina, so I went with a pink theme, using my own embossing folder and pink DI.
This card is for:
Cards und More - # 182 Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes



Card 2)
Marina's new stamps with Easter images were so cute I had to use them all. I teamed this one up with a DP and sentiment from Nonni's kit and a flower strip and DP used for the tree from my own kit.
I framed the scene with a die cut circle and mounted it on foam onto an embossed background.
This card is for:
Crafting By Designs - Girls or Flowers
Shopping Our Stash - #298 Use Punches and/or Dies

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - my kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kit and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Monday we showed what we've made using Marina's kit, yesterday it was Nonni's kit and toda it's mine. Tomorrow we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of my kit:





First I made my card with the bird and eggs, placing him, or her, onto the die cut branch and using a little piece og the yellow spotted paper. I added a "just a note" sentiment onto a die cut banner and added a few leaves, also die cut.
This card is for:
Happy Little Stampers - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Sweet Stampin - Mellow Yellow
Dies R Us Challenge - #70 Easter




Second I made my card with the bunnies, I masked off an area for the hill and used an own made stencil to make the cloudy sky.
This card is for:
Come and Get It - In the Garden
Crafting When We Can - Animals
My Time to Craft - #343 No Designer Paper


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - Nonni's kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kir and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Yesterday we showed what we've made using Marina's kit, today it's Nonni's kit and tomorrow it's mine. On Thursday we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of Nonni's kit:



First I made a card with the beautiful flower bouquet from Nonni's kit. I had to get inventive here as I messed up on several things here, coloring and cutting, so behind the window it went, placed onto a sponged sky and die cut hills. The sentiment is a generic one, describing the meaning of flowers.
This card is for: 
Inkspirational - Spring
Use Your Stuff - #259 Flowers
Moving along with the Times - #42 Into The Woods




Second I made a card using another of Nonni's flower images. This time I placed it onto a tag. The green DP is also from the kit.
This card is for:
Crafty Calendar - April showners/ or Spring
Through the Purple Haze - #122 Use a Tag
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #90 Let's go Green

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring/Easter Card Kit Swap - Marina's kit

I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each of us has sent the others a spring/Easter themed kir and we make 2-3 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
Today we show what we've made using Marina's kit, tomorrow it's Nonni's and Wednesday it's mine. On Thursday we show a few extra cards mixing the kits.
Here's a photo of Marina's kit:


First I made a card using the sweet bunnies and the little carrot. The sentiment and the white die cut panels are also from the kit. I used a black pen to make the doodled lines. I also used a freebie embossing folder for the grass and I gently brushed some blue and green DI. DO from my stash and I made a shaped card using dies from Kort & Godt.
This card is for:
Crafty Gals Corner - #117 3 or More Layers
Crafty Catz - #165 Anything Goes with a twist: Easter
Crafting When We Can - Animals





Second I made a card using the stamped girl, the doily and some of the enamel dots. The pink spotted paper is from my stash. The sentiment was a freebie with some magazine a year or more back.
This card is for:
Cards und More - # 181 - Easter Cards 
Sweet Stampers - #5 Easter or Spring
Cute Card Thursday - #472 Easter




Saturday, April 8, 2017

No Housework Day

This post was meant to go live on Wednesday, but I totally missed it as I was away on holiday. Over at Catch the Bug we are celebrating odd events and holidays every Wednesday and this is a card for the "No housework day".
Jodie - the designer/owner of Bugaboo stamps shop is moving her images to a new store, this bathing woman hasn't moved yet.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil to make the bathroom wall, a chandelier stamp and a wooden one for the floor. The carpet is die cut in white leather paper.

This card is also for:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #96 Girlz Rulz


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter egg basket and bunny

Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week is photo challenge week.
I made a little scene for the Easter egg basket  - you can find it in the Bugaboo shop.

I cut a a border of trees, stitched hills and grass out of plain green paper and stamped a few flowers with white ink. I used a Tom Holtz stencil for the sunrise and the cute bunny is from Lawn Fawn.

This card is also for:
Fussy and Fancy - #183 Springtime
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
4 Crafty Chicks - #343 Punches Or Dies
Cute Card Thursday - #470 Spring Fever

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cherries and window

I had this bowl of cherries all colored up and decorated with glossy accent, waiting for an occasion to be used. I decided to make a window scene, from the inside looking out. I used a dark brown paper for the die cut window and mounted it with foam. I added acetate for the glass. Papers are from Maja Designs. Parts of a die cut branch and leaf were added as well as a stamped and fussy cut butterfly. Sentiment was stamped.


This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #354 Through The Window
Tuesday Throwdown - #335 Add Dimension
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Monday, March 20, 2017

You are my anchor


This is my attempt on doing some watercolor smooshing.

I added blue DIs, brusho and lots of water and just smooshed my paper around.
Before that I had heat set my stamped anchor and sentiment that translates "you are my anchor".

I added two silver sequins and a red one.


This card is for:
Inkspirational - Watercolour Smooshing
Addicted to CAS - Seaside
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes + option of Smoosh

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sketch #506

Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the image Make it Snappy -thinking of you
It was colored with Promarkers.
 
I used a striped textured paper for my card base and I used a Dienamics die to emboss the border frame. A piece of red paper as well as a scrap of spotted paper. 


    This card is also for:
    Creative Knockouts - #185 Border Time
    Deep Ocean Challenge - #150 Dots and/or Stripes
    Cards in Envy - Keep It Simple