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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Circle Shaped Card with a Teddy

Yippi, it's Thursday! One more day and the week-end is here and I'm off to a week in the sun!
We have a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "Use your favorite technique"! Well I've used two of them - paper piecing and fussy cutting.
I've used an image from Lee's Digi Shop, our sponsor for October.
 




The teddy is colored with my Promarkers and the balloon is covered with loose pink glitter and glossy accent.  I used dies to make the frame and the circle shaped card base. DPs are from Doodlebug Design.  I stamped a small birthday sentiment and adhered it to a hand cutted banner. I also added 3 pink pearls.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafty Calendar - Bingo (pearls+sentiment+die cuts)
2) Polkadoodles - #41 Anything but a Square
3) Eureka Stamps - Shaped Cards
4) Digi Sketch Challenge - Pink & Sparkly

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cake anyone?

October 14 was "National Dessert Day". I couldn't resist making a card with the French Chef, Pierre, and his masterpiece cake - you can find this image in the Bugaboo store here.
I colored him with Promarkers, fussy cut him and mounted him on foam. I added Diamond stickles to the cake.

I used DPs from MME. The sentiment is in Norwegian and is from Kort&Godt. I made it into a rosette, cutting some strips from of a scrap piece. I used a white gel pen for the faux stitching around the edges.
The layout is inspired by this week's sketch over at "Sketch Saturday".

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sketch Saturday - Sketch #331
2) Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #49 ATG with a Twist Stripes
3) Glitter n Sparkle - #105 Include Some Black and White

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Baubles

Purple is my favorite color and seeing the color inspiration over at Inkspirational I wanted to play along immediately!

I went with a Christmas design, using my neglected Christmas bauble dies from Memory Box.
For the bottom layer I chose silver cardstock and for the ornate pattern I used silver mirri card.
I attached each bauble to a silver string. I felt they needed something extra so I used seambinding ribbon to make the bows.
The panel is made with purple card stock and my new Sizzix embossing folder. I mounted it to silver cardstock and a black card base.

There's nothing original about my design, but I still like how this turned out, using no stamps.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - Purple and Silver
2) ABC Christmas Challenge - Tree ornament
3) Top Tip Tuesday - Non Traditional Christmas
4) Pile It On - #41 2 or more die cuts
5) C.R.A.F.T. - #280 Christmas

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Snail mail

Today's card is inspired by fall, which is the theme of the newest challenge over at Catch the Bug, where I'm a Guest Designer.

The image is called "Snail mail" and can be found here. I colored it with Promarkers, fussy cut it and placed it on top of a bed of leaves made with a set of dies from Lawn Fawn.

I chose papers from Doodlebug Design and a stamped postcard from TPC as background. I machine stitched with red thread aroind the edges.

The sentiment is cut out from red craft foam with a Dienamics die. I added a bow of yellow seambinding ribbon decoarted with a brad.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Fab 'n' Funky - #232 Anything With Ribbon
2) Moving along with the Times - Doggone it (or any animal)
3) City Crafter Challenge - #232 Leaves
4) Ooh La La Creations - Use a Bow

    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Gift Bag with Snowman

    Anotther Thursday,  another challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week we have the optional twist of  "Outdoors"!
    Snowmen are obvisously found outdoors, so that's why I opted for this cute image from Lee's Digi Shop, our sponsor for October.
     




    I used my Promarkers for coloring.
    The gift bag is made with the help of my new die from Lawn Fawn.
    I used my Memory Box stencil and embossing paste to make the background of stars and spots.
    I cut out the image and panel using circle dies. Then I added some grey seambinding ribbon and attached a red flower and punched branches to it. The sentiment says "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian.



    This gift bag is also for these challenges:
    1) Sketchy Colors - #228 Colors
    2) Creative Corner - Anything But a Card
    3) Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
    4) Eclectic Ellapu - Texture paste/embossing  

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Bugaboo New Release Tuesday - Birthday Balloon Boy

    My card today shows a brand new image - you can get it over at the Bugaboo store as from today!
    I love making boy cards, and I'm sure you're going to see more of this little fella in the future.
    He's a birthday boy and when I think of children's birthdays I think of sodas and straws, so I added one to my card. I attached different birthday themed sentiments to it. I went with a red, white and blue color scheme, one of my favorites, stars and stripes. I added a die cut number and 3 red enamel dots as well.

    My party themed design is also for these challenges
    1) Sketch N Stash - Sketch (new stash image and straw)
    2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #196 - 3 Of The Same Letter (stars, stripes and straw)

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Autumn Leaves

    Today I'm sharing with you an autumn themed card made with the inspiration from the sketch over at Catch the Bug, where I'm a Guest Designer for the next 4 months.
    You can find the beautiful leaves here - Mini-Set Leaf Blocks.

    I dug out my inks to add color to the leaves. I printed the leaves twice, cut them out and mounted them on foam. The frame is colored with walnut DI and a golden pen. I placed the images onto a piece of burlap and gold paper, added a button to each image and chose a DP I felt would match the autumnal colors of the leaves. The sentiment is made with a Dienamics die and craft foam.

    I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
    1) Crafty Little Fairies - Use only one designer paper
    2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #196 3 Of The Same Letter (buttons, burlap, brown)
    3) Brown Sugar - #114 Autumn/ Fall
    4) Open-Minded Challenges -  Fall / Autumn 

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Golden Fairy and Stenciled Background

    Just a quick CAS card from me today! Hadn't planned to post anything, but suddednly I had the urge to make this card - and after all, today is World Card Making Day!

    I've used a fairy die from Marianne. I cut her out of gold paper and and adhered her to craft foam for a bit more dimension.

    The background is covered with blue paint and I used my new Memory Box star stencil. I added embossing paste and some gold glitter frantage on the stars.

    I left out a sentiment as I was trying to avoid the trap of adding more and thus moving away from the CAS style. It's also practical having some cards with no sentiments available, and I think this design will work for several occasions.

    I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
    1) Addicted to CAS - Stencil
    2) My Time to Craft - #261 Die cuts only
    3) Crafting When We Can - #79 No Designer Papers
    4) Crafty Boots - Gold

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    Bugaboo's Freebie Friday - Boo Halloween Princess

    Happy Friday everybody! Today I'm sharing with you my first card as a Bugaboo Guest designer.

    The image I've used is called Boo Halloween Princess and you can pick her up here for free as she's this week's Freebie Friday over at Catch the Bug.

    For my card I've used papers from Doodlebug Design. I love spots and stripes and I love orange! I didn't want to make it too spooky for this little darling, so I die cut trees using my Memor Box die and I stamped and fussy cut two cute bats. I also used a die cut fence from Marianne, I cut it in two and placed a piece on each side of the image.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Pile It On - #39 The Witching Hour/Halloween
    2) Crafting for all Seasons - #87 Too cute to spook
    3) Crafty Creations - #273 Orange

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Taking a ride...

    Yippi, it's Thursday! One more day and the week-end is here!
    As usual we have a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "Taking a ride"!
    I've used an image from Lee's Digi Shop, our sponsor for October.
     




    She's colored with Promarkers in shades of browns and blues to match the DP with bicycles from Authentique. I placed her onto a folded frame - I found the tutorial for it here.
    I used dies from Marianne for the tree and fence, cut out of kraft. The clouds are made with MB dies. I stamped a small birthday sentiment using black ink.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old (DP, dies), Something New (image, fold technique)
    2) Cutie Pie Challenge - 3s (3 dies and patterned papers)
    3) Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Fun Folds
    4) Shopping Our Stash - #171 - Sunshine on a cloudy day
    5) Simon Says Stamp - Transportation

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Retirement Card

    Hello! Monday soon over - that's a good thing!
    CoffeeLoversBloghopLogoI've made a CAS card with a coffee theme for a man who's going to retire soon.
    I was inspired by the layout of this week's card over at The Cutting Edge, but I'm not going to enter it there since I did not use any die cuts.
    I printed the digital sentiment from Raindrop Echo Desigs directly onto the card base.
    I've used stamps from a set from Lawn fawn. The coffee beans are stamped with brown ink and the coffee cup and steam with black. I stamped onto a scrap piece of DP and brown paper. And that's about it!

    I'm linking this card to these challenges:
    1) Inkspirational - Beverages/Drink
    2) Cuts Crops & Creativity - Coffe Lovers Bloghop
    3) Addicted to Stamps and More - #114 CAS
    4) Sweet Stampin - Just for men

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    A Froggie Hello

    THE STUDIO...Happy Thursday everybody! There's a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "Anything Goes"!
    I used an image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor for September. I love this little frog, he makes me think of Kermit the Frog from the Mupppet Show. I loved this program as a child, and I had a mug with Miss Piggy, a puzzle with Animal and a pajamas with the whole crew. I colored the frog using Promarkers in  different shades of green, and I added glossy accent to the eyes. The papers are from Doodlebug Design. I used a die to make the leaves (I believe it's from Poppy Design). I mounted it onto a piece of thick cardstock to get it raised from the background. I did the same with the sentiment, made with a die from Dienamics.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Love to Create - Fussy Cut
    2) Allsorts - #277 Based on a film title (The Muppet Movie)
    3) Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #47 Anything Goes, Twist Spots or Dots

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    What's this?


    I'm not sure how to define my card. It's not CAS nor embellished. It's not typically female, masculine or childish. It's not very autumn like, nor does it say spring, summer or winter. 

    I don't know what this is, I just know I wanted to use my cute owl stamp from StampingBella. And I wanted to make a wooden frame. And I love my birch tree die from Memory Box. And I wanted to use that freebie paper and my favorite flowers at the moment. And I wanted to reduce my stash of small bits and pieces, hence my paper pieced owls.  

    No sketch, no color inspiration, only the words of wings, flight and forest, which resulted in this card, made for these challenges:
    1) Inkspirational - Flight

    2) Sparkles Forum Challenges - Things with Wings
    3) Craft Room Challenge - Forest Friends

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Pumpkins

    THE STUDIO...Thursday means a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "Autumn".  
    I used an image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor for September. I colored it with my Promarkers and cut out a frame for it using a Spellbinders die. I used another die from the same set to make the card base.
    The background paper is a scrap piece with orange and green lines, I chose this one as I felt it didn't take away the focus of the image and die cut details.
    I stitched with gold thread around the edges of the frame and panel and added to wooden leaves.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) Dies R Us Challenge - #10 Fall Festival
    2) Craft Your Passion - Harvest Time
    3) Incy Wincy Designs - Shaped Cards
    4) Come and Get It - Use a Digi with An Autumn Theme

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    The Creative Blog Hop

    I was nominated by Janet from Mainely Cards to do The Creative Blog Hop. We're on the same DT over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday The Creative Blog Hop happens every Monday and hops from crafter to crafter. We all answer the same questions. I'm a day late, I hope you can forgive me - better late than never, right?

    1. What am I working on?
    I'm always working on something. I've got images colored up, ready to use, card layouts prepared, cards waiting to be embellished... Sometimes I just need my projects to lay there for a while before deciding on how to finish them...
    2. How does my work differ from others of my genre?
    I'm not sure I have a specific style as such, I'm a bit all over the place. I love vintage and cute, elegant and simple, you name it. I especially love making Christmas cards, and I do perhaps make more than the average number of masculine cards during a year.
    3. Why do I write/create what I do?
    I've always enjoyed crafting, for me it's a really relaxing activity. Nowadays I make mostly cards, but I used to make lots of jewelry, knitting, cross stitcing,... Crocheting is something I'm really bad at though.
    4. How does my creation process work?
    I love sketches and CASE challenges, and I also find inspiration from themes and others' work. I definitely find color challenges the hardest.
    Sometimes I have a colored image ready and pick papers and embellishments afterwards. Other times I start with the papers and layout and decide on the image later. It depends on my source of inspiration. I'm a REALLY messy crafter. When people show photos of their messy craft deks I'm thinking "this is my craft space on a really good day"... I like to have many things at hand (= lots of papers, images and stash laying around on my desk), so I can try out different options before I decide to stick everything to my card. That's probably why I'm a slow card maker.

    I'm nominating Jackie of Kreate with me 2 as the next hopper. I love her cute and colorful style, great coloring skills and her eye for layouts and detailing.

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Maculine Birthday Card with a Rosette

    I've got a sheet with male stickers from "Old Guys Rule" in my stash and this is the first one I use.
    I needed to make a card for a man who prefers the clean & simple style, and he's got a great sense of humour, so I thought this sticker would be a good starting point.
    I wanted to make a decorative card with no fussy elements and details, so I decided to add the sticker onto a die cut rosette made with a Tim Holtz die.
    I found the light blue ribbon in my stash and thought the color matched the background of the sticker perfectly.
    I used a dark blue paper and an embossing folder to make the background and I framed it using white paper and stitching before I attached the panel onto my dark blue card base.

    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
    1) Crafty Catz - #246 Clean & Simple
    2) Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
    3) Dream Valley Challenges - No Stamps
    4) Unstampabelles - Funny + Frame It
    5) Darnell's NBUS challenge #2 - NBUS Sticker and in general my neglected stash of ribbons

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Sunflowers and a Ladybug

    THE STUDIO...Thursday means a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "add a Ladybug".  
    I used an image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor in September. I colored it with my Promarkers and added yellow enamel dots the flowers' centers.
    My ladybug element is a brad from Totally Gorjuss which I mounted onto a crocheted flower. Papers are from Doodlebug Design. I stitched with golden thread around the edges and added a die cut sentiment, made with a die from Dienamics. I also used lace from my stash.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Come and Get It - Autumn In The Garden
    2) Love to Create - Flowers & Stitching

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Christmas Card with Tag

    I've got a quick and easy card to show you today.
    I was inspired by the theme over at Winter Wonderland - Scandinavian Christmas - and I also wanted to try something new to me - I made a tag to put on the card front! I got to use my Crop-A-Dile for the first time and use an eyelet from my huge stash.Yay!
    The background with snowflakes I made myself with a Fiskars stamp and white embossing powder. The tag is made with a DP from Wild Rose Studio and letter stickers. The teddy bear is a wooden element. I also used white string.

    I'd like to try my luck in these challenges with this card:
    1) Winter Wonderland - – Scandinavian Style
    2) My Time to Craft - Teddy Bears Picnic
    3) Operation Write Home - Create your own background
    4) Darnell's NBUS challenge #2

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Inspired by a Peacock

    Hello! I hope you've had a good weekend and a great start of the week! I've got a new card to show you, and this one is rather 'international' with paper from the UK (thanks Sandie!), doily from a food store in Dubai and gold/bronze paper bought in Sweden. My choice of colors is inspired by the photo over at Inkspirational. I pondered for a week about what to do, should I use my peacock stamp, a peacock metal charm, lace... I decided on a simple 'hello' card as I've got mainly birthday and Christmas cards in my stash right now. Once I had decided on what to make the card came together rather quickly. The feathers are cut out with my Spellbinders dies, and for the sentiment I used on from Dienamics. Pearls from my stash. I machine stitched using white thread.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) Inkspirational - Photo
    2) 4 Crafty Chicks - Sewing Real or Faux
    3) Aud Sentiments Challenge - #114 No Birthday Sentiment

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Wedding Card with Cats

    For me this is a really embellished card. I picked up inspiration from several challenge blogs to make this one.
    My first inspiration was wedding/love. I decided to use my new cats die from Marianne and red heart shaped sequins for a shaker card. I covered the cats with frantage.
    The theme of music also came to mind, hence my choice of DP from Landstoken for the cats' background and the flowers from Storyteller as both have musical note patterns. I then chose to keep with lighter colors, so I used a die from Marianne to cut out a frame of kraft covered with white gesso. Other DPs from Fabscraps. String, pearls and wooden butterfly button from my stash. I machine stitched with white thread and ruffled up the edges. For a sentiment I used vellum and curled the edges to make a scroll. The stamp is from Marianne, and I heat set the sentiment - "L'amour" - with gold glitter EP.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) TIME OUT Challenges - #13 If music be the food of love play on
    2) Marianne's Design Divas - Anything Goes (2 dies+1 stamp)
    3) Storyteller - #22 Wedding (brown flowers)
    4) City Crafter Challenge - #227 I see clearly (acetate+vellum)

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Cat with some Sparkle!

    THE STUDIO...Phew... What a week, I've been away for work this week, it's so good to be back home and tomorrow is Friday, yippee!
    But first - Thursday means a new challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week's optional twist is "Make Something Sparkle".  
    I used an image from Oak Pond Creations, our sponsor in September, and gave it a silhouette look. I cut the image close to the lines, colored it with a black pen before I covered it with black holographic embossing powder and heat set it. The heart hanging from the cat's tail got red glitter glue on it. I die cut a sentiment with a Dienamics die and added 3 red enamel dots. For the background I used a DP from Authentique, mounted onto a red panel.

    I'd also like to enter this into these two challenges:
    1) Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
    2) Ooh La La Creations - CAS

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Shaker Card with Snowman

    I think this snowman from Bugaboo is going to be found on many of my Christmas cards this year. So fun and easy to color! I was inspired by the sketch over at Bugaboo's challenge blog and decided to make a shaker card with glitter and transparent pearls. I used my Marianne die to make the trees. I used silver mirri card and a Spellbinder die for the frame. The red paper was a leftover and I used an embossing folder for the brown paper. Some red gems and a big candy cane striped embellie and my card was done!

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) Stella says sketch - Sketch #213
    2) Sweet Stampin - Embossing
    3) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #23 Anything Goes
    4) The Glory of Christmas - Bingo (red+digi+tree)
    5) Completely Christmas - #27 Anything Goes

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Christmas Shaker Card

    When I saw Dawn's amazing nautical shaker card here I got this idea for a Christmas card. I was inspired by the pattern and layout, and I decided to go with the shaker card theme as well. Since I knew what I wanted to make this card came together really quickly (and that's nothing that happens often to me).
    I tend to make Christmas cards in traditional colors, but lately I've found myself wanting to try new color schemes, so this time I went with blue, white and some brown from the wooden reindeer. I wanted to add a bit of sparkle, so I changed my original plan of using white snowflake sequins and replaced them with golden star ones instead. I also used gold glitter EP and heat set my sentiment on a strip of vellum. The DP is from Authentique. To make the frame I used a Marianne die.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) CASE Study Challenge – Anniversary blog hop
    2) Jingle Belles - use Gold
    3) Allsorts - #274 Early Christmas makes
    4) ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick and Easy
    5) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Something old (sequins)+Blue (paper)+Something new (reindeer and DP)
    6) City Crafter Challenge - #226 Shake it up - Shaker Card

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Nautical Scene with Lighthouse and Boat

    "Lighthouse" - that's our optional twist over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week. Our August sponsor is Marker Pop.
    I used a Maja Design DP for the frame and as background for the vellum with map. The map is made with a stamp from Prima, I heat set it with blue EP. The lighthouse stamp is Graphic45. I used a metal boat charm from Storyteller, and cheesecloth to make the ocean. The birthday greeting is made using my Dymo.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Sweet Stamps - #184 Masculine Birthday
    2) Come and Get It - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
    3) Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside or Nautical
    4) Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    It looks blue, but it is purple!

    No, it's not a baby card or a card for a child, its' a card for a grown-up lady who loves purple and teddy bears. The thing is, the DP with spots look blue in the photo. I took pictures outdoors, indoors, with light and dark backgrounds, but it comes out blue whatever I did. But it's a purple paper, I'd describe the color as dark and light lavender. But never mind:)

    I took inspiration from the design of Laurie's pencil boxes, you can find them here. I loved the office supplies look, so I made a notebook page using my Fiskars punch and used a paper clip with a star that has been in my stash for at least a couple of years. I also used 3 enamel pearls, string and a wooden teddy bear. The birthday greeting is made with my Dymo.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) CASE Study Challenge – Anniversary blog hop + CASE
    2) Crafty Creations - #270 Use something from your Stash (paper clip, string and pearls)
    3) Try It On Tuesday - Use Your Stash (paper clip, string and pearls)

    Candy Winner - Cardmaking and Papercraft issues no 133 and 134

    The winner of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" issues no 133 and 134 is number 23

    .... and that's you CHRISSY

    Please contact me with your address so I can send the magazines to you!

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Birthday card for Nonni

    I made this card for Nonni's birthday, which is today. She's on several DT, but I met through Inkspiriational, a challenge blog I've been following since the start.

    You can see Nonni's beautiful work on her blog Korttikarkuri. I'd describe Nonni's style as mainly CAS and colorful. She's made a lot of cards using some really cute owl and bird images, so that was what I had in mind making this card for her.

    I started paper piecing this bird, made the background and suddenly realized I had used the colors of this fortnight's challenge over at Ink! So I'll be entering it there as well.

    The bird is made with a stamp from Papermania, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, papers are Doodlebug Design. I also added some yellow and orange pearls.

    If you want to make a birthday card for Nonni you can link it up here.
    And Ink's "Red, orange and Yellow" challenge can be found here.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Boys will be Boys

    Boys will be Boys - that's our optional theme over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday this week. Our August sponsor is Marker Pop.
    For this card I haven't used any stamps. I love this boy image, he reminds me of my youngest nephew, so this will be his birthday card. He will turn 6 later this year, which is a big thing for him. The image and sentiment are cut out from a designer paper. I used neutral colors for this card - kraft paper, white paper, corrugated card and a DP with stars - and white gesso. The star I cut with a die.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Moving along with the Times - Feeling a little Vintage
    2) Perfectly Rustics - Masculine Card
    3) Unstampabelles - A Significant Birthday
    4) The Male Room - Seeing Stars
    5) Fab 'n' Funky - #226 For the Kids
    6) Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Vintage Child Image

    I've wanted to make this card for a whole week now, but since I've barely been at home I haven't got any playtime in my craftroom until today. My layout is inspired by the sketch over at House of Cards. My papers are from Fabscraps, and I've used a pre-colored image from Nicecrane, you can find it here.  I cut it out with a Spellbinder die and used two others to make the silver frame. For the leaves I used a die from Memory Box. The crocheted flowers I bought on a sale, the brads are from my stash. I stamped a greeting on a strip of paper and curled up the edges with the help of a paintbrush for a for a vintage feel. I machine stitched with white thread.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) House of Cards - Sketch (Vintage)
    2) A Gem of a Challenge -  #126 STITCHING
    3) Dies R Us Challenge - Die cuts and Stitching
    4) Crafty Creations - 2W - #269 Flower
    5) Shopping Our Stash - #164 Back In The Day
    6) Sweet Stamps - #182 In The Garden

    I also want to remind you of my candy - I'll give away 2 issues of "Cardmaking and Papercraft"and the freebies that came with these magazines. You can check out the details HERE.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Fairy Mother and Baby

    Our new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Anything Goes with the optional theme of "Spread Your Wings and Fly". Our August sponsor is Marker Pop.

    For this card I've used a darling image from ADFD. I colored it with my Promakers and added glitter glue to the fairy mother and baby's wings.
    The frame is made with a die from Marianne. I cut it out of kraft paper and added a coat of white gesso and then distressed lightly with ink. The butterfly border is made using a Tim Holtz die, the sentiment is Memory Box. I used 3 different DPs but I don't remember where they're from, I've had them for a very long time. The lace I bought on one of my travels, flowers from my stash.  

    I also want to remind you of my candy - I'll give away 2 issues of "Cardmaking and Papercraft"and the freebies that came with these magazines. You can check out the details HERE.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Fairies (T)
    2) Crafty Little Fairies - Cute and Cuddly
    3) The Stamping Boutique - #28 Use Lace
    4) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - #71 Fairies
    5) Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Candy - "Cardmaking & Papercraft" issues 133 and 134

    I just got home from a weekend away visiting friends and family in Sweden. We've spent about 660 miles total in  a car from Friday-Sunday! I'm looking forward to doing a bit of relaxing and catching up in blogland during the week.

    Since my last "Cardmaking and Papercraft" candy I've received two new issues - no 133 and 134 - and they came with a die and a paperpack.

    If you'd like to be in the chance of winning all you need to do is:
    1) Be or become a follower of my blog (No candy only blogs)
    2) It would be great if you could help spread the word by mentioning my candy on your blog, but it's not a requirement
    3) Add your name in Mr Linky below
    4) Add a comment to this post

    I will post the prize anywhere in the world.
    The winner will announced on August 24. Good luck!