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Monday, February 8, 2016

My first lollipop card

I learnt about "lollipop cards" over at a Norwegian website - Ett Trykk.
Apparantly these cards are  everywhere at the mo, but I just learnt about them.

So decided to give it a go, using an image that came free with a magazine, popped it onto die cuts made with dies I received from Mervi and rosettes made with a Tim Holtz die.

I added three die cut stars and banners made with Lawn Fawn dies, stamped birthday greetings on them and added ribbons, twine and a button from my stash.

The back looks just the same as the front, a part from having no image, just a white circle to add a greeting for the receiver.

This card is also for:
Ett Trykk - Lollipop cards
Fab 'n' Funky - #290 All Creatures Great and Small
House of Cards - Shaped card

Saturday, February 6, 2016

You have a special place in my heart

There's a new challenge over at Catch the Bug, this week it's ANYTHING GOES. For today I chose to play with a bear nurse.

The design and colors are inspired by Valentine, but it's more of a "get well" card and the sentiment says "you have a special place in my heart". I don't need Valentine cards (hubby might get one), so making other card around the theme of love instead.

The image is colored with Promarkers. Sentiment and heart rate borders are stamped. DPs are pink ones, distressed with walnut DI, mounting on kraft panel and white card base. 3 pearls as only embellishments.

This card is also for:
Double D Challenges - Pretty Pink Hearts
In The Pink - #87 With Love
Addicted to Stamps - #119 Anything Goes

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sock monkey Friday freebie

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.

This is the third time I play with this embossing folder, I got it in January, it was a freebie with a magazine. I used white ink on the embossed pattern to make it more visible.
Image is colored with Promarkers. I added a die cut strip of grass using a die from lalaland, the scalloped border is made with one from Dienamics. A Memory Box one was used for the sentiment made with a Lawn Fawn stamp. I stitched with blue metallic thread around the edges.

This card is also for:
Sketch Saturday - ANY sketch 215-396 (I chose #327)
Glitter n Sparkle - #173 Embossing (Dry or heat - I chose dry)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals/birds
ABC Challenge - A is for Animal

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ice cream!!!

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday we have a new challenge for you and this week it's ADD A SENTIMENT.
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I used an image from our sponsor for February - Make it Crafty. I chose an image called Frenchie Leon, such a cute little guy, and colored him with my Promarkers. The ice cream I made vanilla flavour with red glitter and glossy accent for the strawberry topping.

I was inspired by the sketch over at Seize the Birthday for my card.
I used my stiched circle dies to make a frame for the image. A die was used to make the birthday greeting. Added two tickets on a white string. Paper was a scrap piece in my stash.



This card is also for:
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Sketch
Send a Smile for Kids - Birthday fun 4 kids
Cardz 4 Guyz - #105 - Make it Shine or Sparkle

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CAS for Stella Says Sketch #402

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug.

This sketch just screamed CAS to me. So I want with using one of the images from birthday to ewe trio  and added a stamped balloon, using an older rubber stamp in my stash.
I added black thread to the balloon.

Promarkers used, glossy accent, scored some lines - that's it. No glitter, no bling, no DP - all very simples!

As to my favorite style - one or multi layer - I have to go with multi layers. Why? I find making those one layers so hard to do, but I admire those made by others. I also like to fussy cut my images and adding some of the elements or panel on foam. Multi layer cards can be clean - like this one - or very embellished.



This card is also for:
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #330 Clean and Simple
Daring Cardmakers - Balloons
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite One Or Multi Layer Paper Project And Why

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello, Hola, Bonjour,...

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday we have a new challenge for you and this week it's a plain and simple ANYTHING GOES.

I used an image from our sponsor for January -  Stitchy Bear Designs. I colored it in shades of grey and teamed it up with a purple paper from Maja which I embossed using two embossing folders.
I added purple flowers and flower ribbon, grey lace and striped washi (I feel very proud each time I find a way to use these tapes). The sentiment panel was a freebie from TLC a while back. I stitched around the edges with purple thread.

This card is also for:
Inkspirational - Blast from the past (#67 – purple/grey/silver)
Show us your pussies - #2 Furrything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - #296 - For The Love of Pets

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Negative and positive die cuts

I've realized I don't use my dies in all the ways possible, so this time I wanted to combine the negative die cut technique together with positive die cuts, using my tree branch die from Memory Box.

I was inspired by a sketch and a photo challenge (the bottom left corner picture) when making my card.

I took a piece of kraft card stock and cut the tree branch three times. Then I used white paper and cut two branched. I pieced everything together to make a tree, adding the kraft panel onto a white background. I added glitter for snow, some red pearls for berries and 3 die cut birds, using fun foam and another die from MB.
The sentiment was heat embossed with silver EP onto vellum and stitched in place with white thread.


This card is for:
CAS(E) This Sketch! - Sketch #156
Double D Challenges - Brrrr A Winter Time Theme
Rudolph Days Challenge - January
Winter Wonderland -New (I used a new technique to use my branch die)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowman tag

Happy Monday! I'm here to share my DT project for "Anything But a Card" Monday over at Catch the Bug, featuring a snowman you can find in the Bugaboo store here.

Being constantly late making my Christmas gift tags I thought I'd get an early start this year.

I used tag dies from Dienamics, embossed the smaller one using a snowflake embossing folder. I die cut a lamp post with a die from Memory Box, added a bit of glitter, stamped the "to" and "from" and colored my snowman with Promarkers and a white gel pen.
I used my Crop-a-dile to attach a snowflake eyelet, then I added ribbn and string from my stash. I added glitter

This tag is also for:
Creatalicious Challenges - #83 Snowflakes
Kreativeinkauf-challenge - #35 Snowman
C.R.A.F.T. - #347 Christmas

Sunday, January 24, 2016

CASE, CAS, Metal and Embossing

Today I have a clean and simple card to share. I was inspired by the CASE card over at Time Out and I also wanted to make a card for Twofers, where the theme is to use metal, and as always you need to use rubber or clear stamps.

I started out sponging with purple ink, then I used an unused corner stamp from Kort&Godt with dark grey ink. I added white and gold frantage and some metal thread I got from Mimi of She's Crafty (thank you Mimi!) I heat embossed some butterflies on vellum, using gold EP and stamps from Bo Bunny, I believe it was the first time they saw ink. It feels really good to use some of the treasures I have in my stash...

This card is for:
Twofers - #12 Metal
TIME OUT Challenges - #47 Case
Craft Rocket Challenges - #7 Clean & Simple
Moving along with the Times - #12 Embossing

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Woodland animal

There's a new challenge over at Catch the Bug, this week we're playing PHOTO CHALLENGE. For today I chose to play with a reindeer holding a snowflake.

I made a background using a die from CottageCutz, I attached it to white cardstock that I inked with blu,e and I used walnut DI to hightlight the fence and the cottage. I added glitter for snow. The frame is made with a die from Dienamics and I used a die cut sentiment with a Christmas greeting in Norwegian.

This card is also for:
Cards und More - # 150 - Woodland Animals
ABC Challenge - Z is for Zero 
Crafting By Designs - Winter, Glitter, Sparkles

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vintage toddler

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday we have a new challenge for you and this week's optional twist is to make a card with BABIES/TODDLERS.

I used an image from our sponsor for January -  Stitchy Bear Designs.
I colored her in shades of grey using Promarkers and fussy cut her. I attached to a kraft background which I embossed using an embossing folder from Tiddly Inks that came free with a magazine just recently. I added some white ink on top of the pattern and on the edges to give it a bit of an aged and softer look. I gave the oval with embossed sentiment the same treatment. I made a scene using a fence die from Marianne, heart swirls from Magnolia and some punched butterflies. Machine stitching around the edges.


This card is also for:
Make My Monday - Stitching
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute + Kraft
Shopping Our Stash - #235 - Use 3 of something (punched butterflies) , 2 of something (heart swirls), 1 of something (image)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How many candles!?

This the fifth day of a week long event over at Catch the Bug - Bugaboo is celebrating its 6th birthday! For day 5 we have a simple challenge - make a humorous zoo or jungle themed project.

I picked inspiration from the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I embossed and tried to follow the color scheme from the photo over at HoC.

a door tonesThe elepehant is colored with Promarkers and I added glitter to the balloon. The sentimenmt was part of a set that came free with a magazine years ago. I love washis but find it hard to use them, but I included two strips of different ones here as well as ribbon. I machine stitched around the edges.


This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #395
House of Cards - Embossing and/or Color Inspiration*
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Silhouette woman

I was asked if if I wanted to be a Guest Designer over at Try it on Tuesday and of course I said yes! The theme is SILHOUETTES and I thought this was the perfect occasion for using a NBUS stamp that I've had in my stash for some time, it was a freebie that came with a magazine.

I heat embossed with black EP onto a DP and added lots of liquid pearls to the hair. A ribbon and lace border was added to the bottom part along with lots of flowers from Prima, I added silver glitter and a bling to each. The swirl is made with a die from Marianne.

This card is also for:
A Gem of a Challenge - Female birthday
Allsorts - Girly and sparkly
Winter Wonderland - Glitter & Shine (glitter and gems on the flowers)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Explore your wild side

This the third day of a week long event over at Catch the Bug - Bugaboo is celebrating its 6th birthday! For day 3 we have a color scheme for you to play with.

I chose images from the Mini Set - Monkey Blocks, colored with Promarkers. I famed them with a photo film strip die cut, thinking of people taking pictures when going to zoos and on safaris. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, I thought it suited the theme. The background is embossed. I added blue brusho and green DI, but much of the brusho part was covered up...

This card is also for:
Brown Sugar – #181 Movie Madness (Jungle Book)
Cute Card Thursday - #408 A Bit Of Fun (monkeys are fun and taking photos is fun)
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy birthday to ewe

This the second day of a week long event over at Catch the Bug - Bugaboo is celebrating its 6th birthday! For day 2 we have a sketch for you to play with. It's amazing all the different versions there are using the one and same sketch so I look forward to seeing what YOU create using this one.

I chose an image called Make it Snappy - Birthday ewe. I started making my background using brushos for the first time, blue and purple. Then I chose two Promarkers, glitter and sequins that match those colors. Machine stitching around the edges.
I think this card will go to a teenaged or young adult boy.


This card is also for:
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Clean & Simple

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - #102 - Happy Birthday

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wild thing you make my heart sing...

... is the theme of our first day of a week long event over at Catch the Bug - Bugaboo is celebrating its 6th birthday!
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Edward is my "wild thing" element and I added a die cut musical notes border, using a die from Memory Box I've had for a long time. The DP I got as as a calendar gift from my mum in December. Machine stitching around the edges.
Quite a lot of pink here - it seems I'm going through a pink phase each January, and the next 11 months you'll probably see none or very little...

This card is also for:
Simply Create Too - #100 It's Party Time
Creative Knockouts - #124 Card For A Child
Shopping Our Stash - #234 - Use Something New (paper)

Friday, January 15, 2016

Colorful

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 love bold colors, but I can't remember the last time I made such a colorful card. Probably because the whole last quarter of 2015 was dedicated to Christmas projects...

The image is colored with Promarkers to match those of the DP and I picked flowers in the same colors from Prima and Storyteller. The border around the edge I doodled with a black pen. I used a scalloped border die and a stitched oval one from Dienamics, the sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set. 3 pearls from my stash.

This card is also for:
Crafting By Designs - Seeing Red
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Funky Florals

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday we have a new challenge for you and this week's optional twist is to make a card with your FAVORITE CARD SHAPE. Even though I don't make many, I actually don't know why, my fvaorite is circle chaped cards.

I used an image called Another funky floral from our sponsor for January -  Stitchy Bear Designs.

I colored the image using Promarkers and cut it using a stitched die from Lawn Fawn. Purple papers are from Maja Designs, I used a Spellbinder die I got from Mervi to make the lace circle. A flourish die cut was added (Die from Marianne), covered with gesso and a little glitter, along with purple flowers from my stash and butterflies from Storyteller. No sentiments as I want to have this card as an "any occasion"alternative.




This card is also for these challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - #276 - Add Dimension
I love Promarkers - #300 Use Something New (image)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thanks

I usually don't make many thank you cards - not because I'm not grateful, I usually get to thank in person. But this year I do need some. This is made for a person who works in a travel agency, hence the theme of my card.

The paper I received as part of a set I got as calendar gift from my mom. The plane is die cut using a die from Dienamics, the globe is a Tim Holtz one.
Stitching around the edges, the sentiment is stamped onto a die cut banner from Lawn Fawn.
A quick and easy card.

This card is also for these challenges:
Inkspirational - Thank you using something new (DP and plane)
Pile It On - Your First Inital (P - planes, planet)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #146 Thank You Sentiment
Inspiration Destination - #67 Always Anything Goes

Monday, January 11, 2016

My first Christmas card in 2016

... includes a pair of robins, I received this stamp in December as a calendar gift from my mom.

I believe robins have more black in the facial region but I didn't want to cover up their cute faces, so a little bit of artistic freedom here...

I fussy cut the image and placed it onto a die cut branch and heart from Memory Box. I added glitter to the branch for snow, the stars are made with a stencil from Memory Box, gesso and I put glitter on top for an extra sparkle.

I used a Lawn Fawn sentiment to stamp directly onto the striped DP.

This card is also for these challenges:
Twofers - #11 Bird
Challenge Up Your Life - Stars and stripes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Red
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Kiss a frog

There's a new challenge over at Catch the Bug, this week we're playing BINGO. I chose the row of Die cut+Stitching+Sentiment.
I very seldom make pink cards. But it seems I tend to start a new year using lots of it each year.
For today I chose a princess image I colored up long ago with my Promarkers. I fussy cut it and attached it to die cut frames made using Spellbinders dies. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold and I used another set of Spellbinder dies to cut it. The little flowers I got from my sister as part of a calendar gift in December and the glitter added to the crowns were one from my mum. Paper is Maja.

This card is also for:
Cute Card Thursday - #407 Hey What's New (flowers and glitter)
In The Pink - #85 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - #174 Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Animal or Pet

Welcome to the first challenge of 2016 over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. This week's challenge is to make something with an ANIMAL/PET. I chose to use a silhouette image from our sponsor for January -  Stitchy Bear Designs.

I cut the image using a Spellbinders die and one to back the cardbase. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver across the image, I very much like how it looks IRL. I also added WOS and glitter glue, not so easy to capture in the photo though. 3 purple flowers in each corner just to add a little bit of color.

This card is also for these challenges:
Allsorts - What's new? (image and flowers)
Come and Get It - Something New (image and flowers)
Glitter n Sparkle - #169 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Beauty sleep

Happy New Year to all of you! I'm here to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Catch the Bug, and we'ere kicking off 2016 with an ANYTHING GOES challenge.

I decided to make an easel card, I don't do different folds very often, I could be lots more adventurous in my choice of card shapes...

I've used an image and sentiment from a set called Morning Troll, they're cut with stitched dies from Dienamics and the image is colored with Promarkers. I've also used a flower die I believe is from Diesire, it came free with a magazine a while back, and the leaves I made using heart dies from Memory Box. I also added a stamped sentiment, cut with Spellbinders dies.
Lace, ribbon, brads and bling from my stash.
My "new" element is the paper with hearts.

This card is also for these challenges:
ABC Challenge - Y is for Your Choice
Dies R Us Challenge - #40 Something New
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #66 Always Anything Goes

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dies and white only

Last day of 2015 - and this year's last challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday  and this week's challenge is ANYTHING GOES without a twist. Simples! Our sponsor for December is My Besties.

I haven't had much time to craft, so I made a quick card using dies and white paper only.
The roses and numbers are made with Memory Box dies, the stitched frame with one from Dienamics. The striped paper is embossed. I mounted the flower die cut on foam and added 3 pearls.

Wishing you all a happy New Year!

This card is also for these challenges:
Inkspirational - Bah Humbug (Anything but Christmas)
Allsorts - Anything but Christmas

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Quick and easy Christmas cards with die cut reindeer

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas. I did and Santa was very kind to me. Tomorrow it's back to work, 3 days, then a break for New Year.

I wanted to show you two of my quick and easy Christmas cards, involving stamping, heat embossing and die cutting. For both cards I used a stamp from Tim Holtz and gold embossing powder.


Card #1:
Negative die cut.
I used brown cardstock, I cut out a reindeer, added foam for dimension and added my embossed paper. Only embellishment used was string.
This card is for Less Is More Homespun

Card #2:
Inlaid die cut
For this card I used the cut from card #1 and embossed the brown panel. I also added string with two gold bells from Marianne and a sentiment sticker saying Happy Chsristmas in Norwegian.
The embossed panel was raised on foam.
This card is for Twofers #10 Holiday

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Snowmen

The big day is here! But over at the Outlawz we have not taken time off, so the Outlawz Twisted Thursday team have a new challenge for you even today and this time the optional twist is SNOWMEN.
I used an image from our sponsor (found here), colored it with Promarkers and added frantage for snow. I mounted the image onto a silver panel and machine stitched with white thread. I also added a die cut (made with a die from Marianne), covered with silver EP.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

This card is also for these challenges:
Come and Get It - Anything goes Christmas
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Christmas
My Besties Challenge - Christmas (2nd entry)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas card for a young boy

Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is my DT card showcaseing one of Jodie's latest images. Adorable, isn't it!

The image is colored using Promarkers and cut with a stitched die from Lawn Fawn. The paper with hearts comes from a paper pad I received as one of the calendar gifts this year from my mum.

The sentiment is a piece of fabric. I used a die from Marianne to make the pine branches, I added glitter to them and a bow onto which I attached two silver bells from Marianne.

This card is also for these challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Christmas Presents
Cute Card Thursday - #403 Add Some Glitter
Moving along with the Times - To A Special Person At Christmas (my 7 year old nephew)
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Y' is for Youngsters