Total Pageviews

Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin

Follow this blog with bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin

Followers

Monday, March 30, 2015

Card Pouch

It's Monday and over at Catch the Bug that means we've got some "Anything but a card" inspiration for you. I used a sweet bee, colored with Promarkers,  you can find it in the Bugaboo store here.

I made a card pouch using a tutorial I found here. I kept to orange, black and white for this card. The embossed background is made using a Darice EF. The panel with the sentiment is made with a Spellbinders die and the sentiment is heat embossed with white EP. The bees are made with a die from Memory Box. Boy, it was fiddly putting them together, such tiny little pieces. I've had them for more than a year but it's the first time I've used it. Now that I know how it works I'm sure going to use them more. Flowers, skelton leaf ,bling and paper ribbon from my stash.


This card is also for these challenges:
1) Allsorts - Creature
2) Cut it Up - #67 Spring - Anything But a Card
3) Darnell's 4th NBUS Challenge - NBUS Memory Box bee dies
4) Simply Create Too - #82 Anything Goes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Football card

Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our challenge theme this week is "Anything Goes" without a twist. Our sponsor for March is the Outlawz Challenges with this
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7 set as the prize for one lucky winner.

I love LOTV images, and this young footballer looks like my nephew Noah, who will turn 8 years in May. The card is far more busy than what I normally make, but I had a fun time making it.
I used dies from Die Namics to make the letters, I used a black pen to highlight them. The fence is made with a die from Marianne, the cloud and number 8 are Memory Box. I cut out some bingo boards from a DP, added string and a metal football charm, and I used my Dymo to make the birthday sentiment. The blue DPs are from Pebbles. I stitched around the edges, used a bit of burlap paper and some wooden stars.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Inspiration Destination - #26 Always Anything Goes
2) Digi Choosday Challenge - #12 Lots of Layers
3) Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above
4) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #220 Boys & Girls Come Out To Play

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hugging Cats

Every Tuesday there are new releases in the Bugaboo store, and this is one of today's new images.

I couldn't resist playing with these cats, I love cats, so I colored them up using Promarkers and fussy cut them.

The window is cut using a Marianne die and paper from Kaisercraft. The starry sky is made with a paper from Pebbles.

I found some lace in my stash to make the curtain. The white background paper is embossed with an EF with stripes.

It's a really simple card, but I like how it turned out.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inspiration Destination - #25 Always Anything Goes
2) Crafty Creations - #285 Chevrons or Stripes
3) The Corrosive Challenges - #220 Our Animal Friends
4) 2015 World Wide Design Team Challenge - Any DT project (DT project for Bugaboo)


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birthday chickie

Over at Catch the Bug we're playing bingo this Saturday. You have one week to join us in the fun and be in tha chance of winning images from the Bugaboo store.

This is my DT card featuring "chickz - happy birdday chickie" colored with Promarkers. I chose the middle vertical row.

I chose a bright yellow/orange paper for the background and embossed it using an EF from Darice. I added a bit of cheesecloth and a ribbon with spots for added texture. The postmark sentiments are stamped and handcut.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
1) Fab 'n' Funky - #251 Spring Into Color
2) Crafty Catz - #271 No Design Paper
3) Crafty Sentiment Designs - Bright Colors

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My favorite...

"My favorite" - that's our optional twist over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week. You can interprate the theme however you like - your favorite color, favorite image, die, pattern or whatever.

Our sponsor for March is the Outlawz Challenges with this
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7 set as the prize for one lucky winner.

My "favorite" is masculine cards and using kraft. And I've used a new stamp from Tim Holtz. Really, look at those eyes. Isn't this birdie one of the cutest? I almost feel sorry for him...
I made it really simple, stamping the bird with black ink onto a DP with script, added glossy accent to hos eyes. A ticket with sentiment and 3 wooden stars and a DP from Doodlebug Design.



This card is also for these challenges:
1) Stamping Sensations - One For the Guys
2) As You Like it Challenge -  Favourite Stamp or Digi & Why (who can resist those eyes!?)
3) Crafting By Designs - Masculine Projects
4) Addicted to Stamps and More - #136 Anything Goes

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    A monsterous birthday

    Did you know that March 20 is "Extraterrestrial Abductions Day"? Well, now you know:) This little cutie is certainly not human, you can find him here in the Bugaboo store

    I paper pieced his body and the balloon, cut out the tie, eyes and hat for some extra dimension. I covered the balloon with glossy accent and loose diamond glitter for some sparkle. I stitched around the edges and added 3 turquoise enamel dots. I also used a paper straw onto which I attached a hand cut banner with a birthday greeting.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) House of Cards - Enamel Dots
    2) Addicted to Stamps - #100 Celebration
    3) Glitter n Sparkle - #128 Glitter and Sparkle
    4) Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
    5) Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking 

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Easter Bunny

    Every Tuesday there are new releases in the Bugaboo store, and this is one of today's new images.

    I colored the image using Promarkers and a white gel pen. I die cut a frame of kraft and mounted the image onto a doily.
    Papers are from different paper pads, the butterfly is from my stash, the little bunny and middle flower from a Norweian low price store called Nille and the two other flowers are from Storyteller.

    The layout is inspired by this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) Sketch Saturday - Sketch #352
    2) Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
    3) Simply Create Too - #81 Easter or Bunnies
    4) Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Easter

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Spring into Spring

    "Spring into Spring" - that is this week's theme for the Saturday  challenge over at Catch the Bug. The theme matches our weather in Oslo today, so sunny and nice! I will sure take advantage of it and head out for a stroll.

    This is my DT card featuring "Flower Puppy" colored with Promarkers.

    I used DPs from Pebbles' "special delivery" paper pad, burlap paper and butterflies from Prima. The inside, not shown here, has the same layout.


    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
    1) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #86 For a Child
    2) Polkadoodles - #11 Birthdays
    3) 4 Crafty Chicks - #237 Cabin Fever
    4) Fab 'n' Funky - #250 Focus on Image
    5) Simon Says Stamp - Things That Fly

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Birthday Monkey

    Yippi, it's Friday and finally I have a week-end with no pre-made plans, I can do exactly what I feel like doing, I can even choose to do nothing - oh glory!

    My card today features this week's  Bugaboo freebie, so why not head over to fetch this little monkey in the store! Jodie also offers a 50% discount on all Easter images, so if you need some it's wise to get them now.

    I colored the monkey with my Promarkers, fussy cut him and mounted him onto a die cut oval. I tried out different backgrounds and dies, but I decided to keep it fairly simple, just adding some die cut ballonsmade  with a Poppy Design die, a stamped birthday greeting and some enamel dots. I doodled a frame with a black pen, and that was it.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthday
    2) Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
    3) The Crazy Challenge - Happy Birthday

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Feathers and Sequins

    There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist this week is "Use 3 of something". I used 3 feathers and 3 sequins.
    Our sponsor for March is the Outlawz Challenges with this
    Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7 set as the prize for one lucky winner.

    My card is made with some freebie papers and scraps, the only thing I know for sure is that the striped paper is Maja Design. The feathers are cut with a die that came free with a magazine. The sentiment was part of a Whimsystamps digi set. Pearls from my stash.

    This card is also for Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes.

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Garden Bunny

    Today is the start of a new "Stella Says Sketch" over at Catch the Bug. I used an image called "Garden Bunny Carrot" you can find it here in the Bugaboo store. I used my Promarkers to color it and I fussy cut it.

    The orange DPs are from Doodlebug Designs and I used 4 different dies to make the sentiment and the spring scene - I can't wait for spring to arrive, we now have very mixed weather, some days with a little sun and good temeratures, grey days, windy days - it's a bit all over the place... The butterfly is a wooden button. I machine stitched around the squares.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Moving along with the Times - Show Us Your Bunnys
    2) Allsorts - Spring is in the air
    3) Send a Smile for Kids - Easter/spring cards for kids
    4) Brown Sugar – #136 Spring

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Sweet Lulu

    This is my second card today, no card since Saturday, than two in the same day...

    This is my card for "Oldie but Goodie Thursday" over at Catch the Bug, I've used an image called "LuLu Doll" - you can find it in the Bugaboo store.

    The image is colored with Promarkers in different shades of grey. I mounted it onto panels of silver and made a bow with a Tim Holtz die and a heart pendant from Memory Box. The black border was part of a paper pad and I decoarted with a piece og lace. A simple card, but I think it turned out rather cute.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Sweet Stamps - # 211 - Girly
    2) ABC Challenge - ‘E is for Exceptionally Cute’
    3) Dies R Us Challenge - #21 Monochromatic
    4) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #217 One for the Girls/Female Cards

    40!

    There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday it's "Use texture".

    I've used an image from Stamping Bella, colored with Promarkers and fussy cut. I made a livingroom scene, using a wooden patterned paper and one I thought would fit as wallpaper, both from Fab Scraps.
    I mounted the scene onto corrugated cardboard and another DP from Fab Scraps.
    I added a piece of rose ribbon and since this card was made to someone turning 40 I decided to add the number on the front. I also took a photo of the inside, I used a sentiment, a freebie some time ago, from Create with TLC.

    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
    1) Make My Monday - Girly Birthday
    2) Addicted to Stamps - #99 Use a Number
    3) Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #73 Anything Goes with a twist: Add a Ribbon

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Girl with Cupcakes

    Today is the start of a new challenge over at Catch the Bug with a photo inspitation as theme:

    This is my DT card featuring "Girl Cupcakes" colored with Promarkers. The image can be found here.

    I made a square cards with lots of layers, using a DP with spots, corrugated cardboard and gold panels. The sentiment from Kaisercraft is heat embossed with gold EP on kraft. Flowers from Storyteller and lace from my stash. 

    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
    1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #215 Emboss It
    2) Creative Knockouts - #78 Lots Of Layers
    3) Southern Girls - #105 Get Your Girly On
    4) Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Kraft)

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Boy and Dog


    There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday it's "Anything Goes" without any twist this week.  I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Designs - our Sponsor for February.

    I colored the image using Promakers and made a cityscape scene with my Memory Box busildings die.  The red embossed background I've made with a die from Poppy. I mostly use my dies for cutting, I tend to forget that they work for embossing too... The background DP is Graphic45, the sentimeny is heat embossed on DP and I embellished it with a star metal charm. It was found in my stash of unused elements intended for a previous project.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Come and Get It - Layer It On
    2) Send a Smile for Kids - punches/ die cuts
    3) Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #7

    The showcase card over at CASE-ing Christmas was what gave me the idea of this design.

    "God jul" means "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian - I die cut the letters using Dienamics dies. I cut them out using a wooden printed DP and thick cardboard. I stamped the stockings, using stamps from Panduro, onto scraps of DPs and punched the greeneries using a Martha Stewart punch. The background DP is from Kaisercraft. I used kraft for the panels. 3 green sequins were added and I was done!

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) CASE-ing Christmas - CASE #8
    2) Rudolph Days - February
    3) ABC Christmas Challenge - D is for Die Cuts
    4) Crafting for all Seasons - #96 Die and/or Punches
    5) Christmas Card Challenges - #12 Anything Goes

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    Sunshine colors

    Today is the start of a new "Stella Says Sketch" over at Catch the Bug. This is my interpretation of the sketch, using bold colors and a flower image from Bugaoo - you can find it here.

     

    Today we have a little bit of sunshine,but for the most part it's been greatly missed for several months now, so I made this card  adding bright sunshine colors that cheer me up.
    I die cut the image using a circle die, I colored the blue background while the image was still inside of the die, leaving a narrow white strip along the edges. I placed it onto a die cut scalloped edged circle. I handcut a banner for the sentiment and chose two use two yellow enamel dots as only embellishment.


    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
    1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #214 Circles
    2) Addicted to Stamps and More -  #132 Make Your Mark (Image colored with Promarkers)
    3) Creative Card Crew - #81 Birthday with Sentiment
    4) Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Sunshine (sunshine colors)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Picnic time!

    Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week's optional twist is to make an "Easel card".  I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Designs - our Sponsor for February. 

    I colored the image using Promarkers. I don't use green very often, but with the longing for spring and to create an outdoor's scene I think it was required.

    I created a scene by adding die cut leaves and rolled flowers using Memory Box dies and a fence created with a Marianne die. The flowers are decorated with a rhinestone and some glitter glue. I also added glitter glue to the butterfly's wings.

    The sentiment ie heat embossed with blacp EP and I decoarted it with one wooden butterfly button.



    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Ooh La La Creations - Add Something Green
    2) Inky Impressions - #197 Cute and Cuddly
    3) Die Cuttin' Divas - #203 Odd Card

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #6

    Every Tuesday there are new releases in the Bugaboo store, and this one of today's new images.

    I love this little mouse, so versatile. With Valentine's Day behind us I thought I'd make a Christmas card and try coloring on kraft with with my Inktense pencils.

    I embossed my image with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and I gave the snowflakes a little treatment with white gelato.

    The hearts are shiny of glossy accent. I used different scraps from my stash, I thought the sketch over at Sketch Saturday was great for just this purpose.

    I stitched with white thread around the edges and used a die cut snowflake (Memory Box) which was and sentiment, both in my stash of ready to use items.




    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
    1) Sketch Saturday - Sketch #348
    2) Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great and Small
    3) Christmas Cards All Year Round - Red and White 

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #5

    I must make at least an average of 3-4 Christmas cards per month to avoid the last minute stress in December. Seeing Donna's card over at CASE-ing Christmas I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make my 5th card so far this year. There are so many possibilities with Donna's card, and I took inspiration from the layout and the sentiment, only I made the background of sentiments instead.


    I've used some odd bits and bobs, non used items intended for other previously made projects.
    I made a forest scene for my metal charm reindeer, using a stamp from Lawn Fawn, stamped onto a DP with wooden pattern.
    The hollies are cut out from a wreath image made by Anne Fenton. I die cut a frame using a die from Marianne and some white twine. The sentiment is stamped and I handcut into a banner.



    This card is for these challenges:
    1) CASE-ing Christmas -  CASE #7
    2) Allsorts - Any occasion other than birthday
    3) Fab 'n' Funky - #246 Charm Us
    4) Crafting When We Can - #88 Stitching Real or Faux

    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Tequila JJ

    Today is the start of a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and the theme is "Girls wanna have fun". This is my DT card featuring JJ Tequila and Shoes - Tequila colored with Promarkers.

    I made an easel card with various papers from my stash. I wanted to make it look like she sat down on the floor, so I used woodenflor paper and one that I thought would work as a wallpaper.
    I had a little mishap on the upper left corner that I had to cover up so I added a pieve from a swirl of pearls and flowers from Panduro. I heat embossed a birthday greeting with silver EP on black and added flowers there as well.

    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
    1) Creative Knockouts - #76 Floral Delight
    2) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #214 Embossing
    3) Through the Purple Haze - Flowers

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Girl playing dress up

    Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week's optional twist is to "use a doily".  I've used an image from Stitchy Bear Designs - our Sponsor for February. 

    I colored the image using Promarkers and a white gel pen. I used several scrap pieces of DP, some of them came free with magazines, and I mounted them onto panels of silver paper.
    The design idea was to a make scene with the girl standing in front of the big mirror, checking out how she looks after rummaging through her mother's closet. Silver mirri card actually works very well as mirror, so well in fact I had to put a paper between me and my camera to avoid having my reflection caught in the mirror!
    The dresses are cut out with a die from Memory Bow, and the dresser with a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is heat embossed with silver EP.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Cutie Pie Challenge - Doilies + Cute
    2) Digi Sketch Challenge - Any Sketch + For the Girls (T)
    3) Incy Wincy Designs - Punch or Die Cut

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Box with drawers

    I tend to make cards, but sometimes I want to try something new, like making this little box with drawers. I covered the box with rose patterned paper from Maja Design. I printed the silhouette image from Bugaboo onto a DP wtih spots, I cut out a frame using a scalloped circle die and decorated with flowers and brads from my stash. The top and bottom panels are cut out using a Spellbinders die.
    If you'd like more ideas for making anything other than a card you should hop over to Catch the Bug - every Monday there's a new post with ideas. 

    This is also for these challenges:
    1) Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
    2) Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
    3) Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - AG / Something with wings
    4) Brown Sugar - #132 Anything Goes

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Little Bunny for a Little Boy

    Today is the start of a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at Catch the Bug. This is my card featuring Bobblehead Farm Rabbit, you can find it here.

    I kept the design clean, using white paper with striped structure, blue paper and a square piece of DP with letters.
    I printed the rabbit onto a DP with spots, and I used a white gel pen to colors in the details of his ears and paws.
    The sentiment, from Lawn Fawn, is heat embossed with white EP on kraft.
    I also added 3 blue pearls.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011217620/
    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Open-Minded Challenges - No pink, no red
    2) If You Give a Crafter A Cookie... - #11 Photo Inspiration (colors, ears, spots)
    3) Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    3 Hearts

    My Guest Designer term over at Bugaboo is now over, but you'll see more Bugaboo projects from me as I'm now a fulltime DT member. Yippi!

    This is my card for "Oldie but Goodie" Thursday over at Catch the Bug, I've used an image called "3 hearts" that you can find in the Bugaboo store. And I used them to make a birthday card - I think hearts work for other occasions than Valentine too.

    The image is colored with Promarkers and a gold gel pen. I attached it to a piece of corrugated paper and I sprinkled the whole panel with frantage.
    The birthday sentiment is heat embossed with gold EP. With all the black and clean lines I think this card has a masculine feel to it.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #211 No patterned paper
    2) Fairy Tale - #110 Something with a Heart
    3) Cards in Envy - 2 or more Hearts

      Big Catch?

      Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week's optional twist is "People" - just add an image or any other element with a person or persons on your project and you've included the twist. Simple! I've used an image called "The Big One" from Stitchy Bear Designs - our Sponsor for February. 

      I colored the image using Promarkers. I used several scrap pieces of DP mounted onto kraft - I have lots of DP "frames" as I often cut smaller pieces from the centre of the paper rather from a corner - a great way to reduce all those strips and it's a great way to get the most out of one sheet.
      The sentiment is heat embossed with brown EP, the stamp came free with a magazine last year. I used craft foam for the clouds and I found a sheet of fishing themed stickers in my stash - it makes the man's catch look even smaller, hihi.

      This card is also for these challenges:
      1) Addicted to Stamps - #97 Lots of Layer
      2) Cardz 4 Guyz - #56 Kick Back and Relax
      3) Clear It Out - Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes (stash of stcikers and paper scraps)
      4) Cuttin and Stamping Challenge - Masculine
      5) Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #282 One for the Boys

          Monday, February 2, 2015

          Little Bunny on Big Blanket

          I made this card for the occasion of welcoming a little girl to the world. I do like rather simple baby cards and I thought this embossing folder and white paper would make a great background for my little bunny. I think it looks like a big baby blanket.
          The bunny and sentiment are stamps from a Lawn Fawn set, I used smaller pieces of scrap pieces of pink DP.
          I cut the sentiment in shape using a Spellbinders die. 3 different sized white pearls and voilĂ  - not much more to say about this quick skinny card.

          I'm sorry about the poor quality of the photo, I do struggle taking nice pictures of cards with a lot of white. But I hope you'll get the idea...

            I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
            1) Come and Get It - Texture
            2) Inkspirational - Rose colours
            3) Creative Knockouts - #74 Animal Antics
            4) Crafty Creations - #281 Something old (embossing folder and die), something new (Lawn fawn stamps)

            Saturday, January 31, 2015

            Paper Pieced Roses

            Today is the start of a new RECIPE challenge over at Catch the Bug - the theme being a CAS project with a 3 word sentiment, 2 flowers and 1 image. This is my GDT card featuring Sketchy Rose circle, you can find it here.

            The roses are paper pieced and I used green Promarkers to color the leaves. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold EP. I also added 3 pink pearls.

            For the background I used a stencil with script and walnut DI. It's mounted onto a panel og gold paper and a brown card base. I used a rounded corner pun


            This card is also for these challenges:
            C.R.A.F.T. - #296 Valentines Day/Love
            Crafter's Cafe - #101 Make your own background

            Friday, January 30, 2015

            Rose Vases

            It's Friday! Yippi! There's a new challenge over at  Outlawz Twisted Thursday it's "Anything Goes" without any twist this week. My image is one you can find in the shop of our sponsor for January - Bugaboo.








            I colored the image with Promarkers, grey shades only. I layered the image onto a silver panel and a white layer for a clean look. I heat embossed the sentiment using silver EP and added two rhinestones. And that's about all it is to say about my CAS card.

            I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
            1) Pile It On - #53 Hearts and/or Flowers
            2) Addicted to Stamps and More - #129 CAS
            3) Cards in Envy - Gray