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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cat Clown

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug, featuring an image from Mini Set Kidz clowns. 
I used a circle die to cut it and to make its panel. I used a DP from My Mind's Eye as it reminded my of clowns' noses and I used Promarkers in colors that picked up a few of those on the paper.
The upper part is embossed with a chevron embossing folder from Darice. Finally I added 3 red pearls from my stash, again picking up the theme of a clown's nose. I machine stitched with white thread around the edges. I stamped two birthday sentiments.

I also want to include a tip for the Top Tip Tuesday challenge: If in lack of mojo I search for a sketch that I like. Then I choose an image. Once the image is selected I choose DPs and embellies that match  the theme of my image. Then I color the image so that I can coordinate the colors to match my papers.


This card is also for these challenges:
1) Brown Sugar –#157 Animals
2) Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Topping -Embossing
3) Fairy Tale - #123 Boys/Men
4) Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo (embossing+sentiment+dies)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue Bird

Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday we have a new ANYTHING GOES challenge for you, no twist this week, really simple. Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps.
I used an image from a Tim Holtz stamp set for my card. He looks sick poor  thing, all blue in his face. I had a piece of paper I had added different blue inks to and I stamped on this paper, heat embossing with black EP. I stamped his eyes on white paper, cut them out and mounted them on foam. I used a white die cut memory Box heart and a die cut LawnFawn panel with Kaisercraft DP and I spritzed the kraft paper with blue jeans colored mist. The sentiment, from Technique Tuesday, is heat embossed with silver EP and I added three sequins.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) TIME OUT Challenges - #36 CASE Alice
2) Inkspirational - Kraft
3) Glitter n Sparkle - #147 Starts with a B (Bird, Blue)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAS Christmas Bunny

I made this CAS card being inspired by the Muse Christmas Visions card. I picked inspiration from the layout and the cute image, seeing their long ears and grey fur I thought of a stamp from LOTV.
I gave the sweet bunny a paper pieced pajamas and colored the rest of him with my Promarkers and silver and gold gel pens.
Stamped a sentiment, stitched around the edges and mounted it all onto a brown panel and white card base. Simples!

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
1) Muse Christmas Visions - #12
2) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - CAS
3) Addicted to Stamps and More - #154 CAS
4) Cards in Envy - Christmas in July
5) Rudolph Days Challenge - July

Monday, July 27, 2015

1st birthday

I saw the sketch over at The Vintage Challenge and sat down to make a pink baby card. Then I found the cut out teddy in my stash, the pink papers were changed to browns and as more and more came together I felt it more suitable for a boy. So this will be my youngest nephew's birthday card. Thing is - he won't turn 1 in another 350+ days. Defintely not a last minute card...

DPs are from Maja Design.
I used dies from Lawn Fawn (swirl), Memory Box (stitched heart and number) and Kort&Godt (crown and small swirl).
The bigger swirl and corrugated paper were given a dash of gesso, the other die cuts were  heat embossed with gold EP.
I added a resin rocking horse and flowers, pearls, lace and string were from my stash.



This card is for these challenges:
1) The Vintage Challenge - #105 Sketch
2) Simply Create Too - #90 For a Precious Child
3) Crafty Gals Corner - #29 To Die For
4) Brown Sugar – #156 Anything Goes
5) Moving along with the Times - Baby Baby

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Muse and Butterflies

I've been following Muse for some time, admiring all the entries each week, but I've never actually entered a card myself. I love CASEing cards, so I hope to find time and join several times from now on.
Anita's card made me think of spotlight stamping, a technique I've never used before, so thought I'd give it a go.
I used a butterfly stamp from Memory Box and my Promarkers. In retrospect I think I shouldn't have colored with blue around the butterflies but rather have left it untouched. The sentiment is made using stamps from Technique Tuesday. I felt my card was a little bland so I used a mist and added 3 lavender colored sequins.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Muse Challenge - CASE Muse's Card
2) Allsorts - Add a Butterfly
3) Just Add Ink - #272 Butterflies
4) Fab 'n' Funky - #269 No Patterned Papers

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Flamingo on the Beach

Over at Catch the Bug we have a new challenge for you and this week it's a COLOR CHALLENGE! Enter and you are in the chance of winning images from the Bugaboo store.

I colored my image using Promarkers and a white gel pen. I stamped the sentiment with dark blue ink.

The frame is made using a Dienamics die, the waves, seashells, starfish and sand dollar are Memory Box die cuts.

I used a little bit of mist on the white background, but it doesn's show well on the photo, and I also added a piece of cheese cloth.
I mounted the panel on foam onto a white card case and used a rounded corner punch on one corner.



This card is also for these challenges:
1) Fussy and Fancy - #144 Things with Wings
2) Aud Sentiments Challenge - #136 Anything Goes with a sentiment
3) Crafting By Designs - Summer Holidays
4) The Corrosive Challenges - #229 To "Die" For
5) Crafty Cardmakers - Water

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bathing Frog

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

I made the card base using stitched rectangle and oval dies from Dienamics. A bit of ink and embossing powder used at the top part inside the frame, a piece of Kaisercraft DP at the bottom.
I made waves using a die from Memory Box and ripped a leftover piece of kraft to make the sand.
I had planned to add the frog standing neatly in front of the waves, then changed my mind and wanted it to look like it was taking a dive.
The sentiment is cut out from a Kaisercraft DP.
A bit of fun, a bit of quirky, and with lots of summer feel.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) 4 Crafty Chicks - #256 Sun, Sea & Sand
2) Simply Papercraft - #9 Anything Goes
3) Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
4) Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dancing in the rain

Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge  twist this week is to make something with the.theme of water.
Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps, and I used an image you can find over in the Sami Stamps store.

I colored the image using Promarkers and I used a white gel pen to make the flowers on her dress. There's a huge amount of glossy accent on the umbrella, I fussy cut the image and added foam under the umbrella's center to give it a bit of dimension, something you can't see in this photo but it looks quite neat IRL. 

The background is made using Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz stencil. I used another stencil with raindtrops, drew white lines and added glossy accent.
The sentiment is heat embossed with aged gold embossing powder, the stamp is from Kaisercraft.



This card is also for these challenges:
Sami Stamps - #27 Anything Goes 
Come and Get It - Combine 2 images
Sweet Stampin - No designer paper
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #235 Stencils & Masks
Dream Valley Challenges - Embossing, wet or dry

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hammock Day

Today is Hammock Day. So you know. That's way I chose to play Bugaboo's "Hammock Bear", and also because I think he's really cute.
I colored him with Promarkers and fussy cut the image. The trees are made with stamps from Lawn Fawn, heat embossed with black EP on brown paper. The leaves are made with cut offs from a Marianne tree die cut. The grass border is made with a LaLaLand die.
Green papers are leftovers from Doodlebug Designs, the background is from Maja.
Sentiment made with stamps from Technique Tuesday and I used a stitched oval die from Dienamics.

This is also for these challenges:
1) Sketch Saturday - Sketch #370
2) Polkadoodles - #29 2 or more patterned papers
3) Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #34 Summertime

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #19

Happy Friday! Ready for some Christmas crafting? If you are, why not join us in the week long Christmas in July challenge over at Catch the Bug!
Everybody has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot

For day 7 we have a PICK A PRESENT CHALLENGE for you. I chose the one with stars, image and gems. Rudolph, colored with Promarkers, is this week's freebie, you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.
I kep this card rather simple. No DPs used, onlye a die cut Memory Box heart, stenciled stars and some gems. The sentiment is Tim Holtz. I added Wink o f Stella to the heart and just a little bit of whie glitter, so IRL it's nicely sparkly.






This card is also for these challenges:
1) Get Creative Challenges - Stars
2) Cardz 4 Guyz - #79 No Designer Paper
3) City Crafter Challenge - #270 Woodland Animals

Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #18

Happy Thursday! Two posts in a day... Today is day 6 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July event.
Everybody who joins has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot

For day 6 we have a photo inspiration for you. I used one of Jodie's snowman images and made a typically Norwegian winter svene for him, using a die from Cottage Cutz. I love this wintery scene die and I'm going to use it a lot for my future cards. The image is as usually colored with Promakers, and I added loose glitter to the trim of his hat. No DPs used (I'm getting better at that, I'm a paper addict to be honest).No embellies this time, since I did two cards in a row with a (to me) overload of elements....

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
2) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Winter Wonderland
3) Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

2015 Christmas Card #17

Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is to make a step card.

Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps, but I didn't use an image this time, only die cuts.

It's been a while since I last made a step card, and the only thought I had was to use my skates die from Tim Holtz. I used something close to chipboard, covered it with white gesso and used brown, black and silver gelatos for coloring and distressing. Diffentent dies and punches used to make the greeneries and some red berries and a paper straw were added. Papers and sentiment from Maja Design, pearls from my stash.


This card is also for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It - Christmas In July
2) Crafty Boots - Stars or Stripes
3) Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square
4) Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #16

Happy Wednesday! Looking forward to the weekend already? I am:) Today is day 5 of Bugaboo's Christmas in July event.
Everybody who joins has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot

For day 5 we are playing BINGO. I used the adorable "Puppy - enough reindeer" for my card - colored with Promakers, a white gel pen and sprinkled with white frantage. All papers are from Maja Design, the frame is die cut with a frame die frm Dienamics and silver mirri card, ribbon, texture with sentiment, doily and enamel dots from my stash. A rather busy card, but I had a hard time eliminating elements this time.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge) - #63 Feature A Creature
2) Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - OH DEER!
3) Sweet Stamps - # 230 Traditional Christmas Colors
4) Stamp and Create - Patterns (gingham and stripes)


Monday, July 13, 2015

Bugaboo CiJ Day 3

Happy Monday! Ready for some Christmas crafting? If you are, why not join us in the week long Christmas in July challenge over at Catch the Bug!
Everybody has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot

For day 3 we have a COLOR CHALLENGE for you. Personally I find color challenges the trickiest  ones, but I know there's many of you who are really great at these.

I made a little gift bag using a Lawnfawn die. I used an image of a Marshmallow Snowman, colored with Promarkers. I used my Memory Box stitched circle dies and a Martha Stewart punch to make the branches. A piece of blue ribbon, green string and 2 blue bells and voilĂ .





This is also for these challenges:
1) ABC Christmas Challenge - N for Not A Card
2) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #235 Anything Goes
3) Crafting with an Attitude - #5 Anything Goes
4) Sweet Stampin - Christmas 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #15

Happy Sunday!
Ready for some Christmas crafting? If you are, why not join us in the week long Christmas in July challenge over at Catch the Bug!
Everybody has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot


For day 2 we have a SKETCH for you to play with. I used "stocking bear" for my card. Colored it with Promarkers, fussy cut it and attched it to die cut ovals using Dienamics dies. I added a bow with a sentiment tag from LOTV. I used a candy cane EF for the red panel and a DP with Christmas sentiments and 3 pearls.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Winter Wonderland - Have a Beary Christmas
2) Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
3) Polkadoodles - #28 Add Some Embossing
4) Digi Choosday Challenge - #27 Christmas in July

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #14

    Happy Saturday everybody!

    Today is the start of a week long Christmas in July challenge over at Catch the Bug!
    Everybody has the possibility to  win daily prizes, and those of you who choose to participate in all the challenges this week is in the chance of winning the Grand Prize:
    1st - 7 free images for 6 months and 4 month Guest DT spot
    2nd - $50 gift card and 2 month Guest DT spot
    3rd - $25 gift card and 1 month Guest DT spot

    For day 1 we have the theme of "JINGLE ALL THE WAY".

    I chose to play with Christmas Mouse - ornaments. I colored the image using Promarkers and a silver gel pen. The image is cut with a die from Lawnfawn. For the banner I used a Dienamics die and a sentiment that came free with a magazine. The die cut background is made with a die from Poppy and silver mirri card, and I attached it to the silver card base. I also used a snowflake die and 2 pearls.
    No DPs used, which is a rarity for me.



    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges as well:
    1) Tuesday Throwdown - #252 No Patterned Paper
    2) Fab 'n' Funky - #267 Inspired By A Song (Jingle bells)
    3) Inky Impressions - #217 2 or More Die Cuts
    4) Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Lots and lots of die cuts....

    ... or at least for me... Because over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is to make anything using your dies.
    Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps and I used an image called "Waiting for You", which I cropped to get her head only inside of the frame. An image that can be used in different ways - I love that. I colored it with a grey Promarker and attached flowers to her hair.
    I've used dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Lawn Fawn and Marianne.
    I haven't made this card for a specific occasion, so I might add a sentiment or a number to the heart panels at a later stage.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Sami Stamps - #27 Anything Goes
    2) Creative Card Crew - #91 Die Cuts
    3) Try It On Tuesday - In The Frame
    4) Come and Get It - Anything Goes with Flowers

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #13


    I love CASE challenges and over at CASEing Christmas they have a fun twist this time - you should CASE one of your own cards, a favorite and one with a non-holiday theme. I chose to CASE a card I made back in May - see the small photo or the link to the original post here.
    My inspiration was the shaker part with sequins, I placed a die cut tree (Memory Box) like I did with the Eiffel Tower, and I used a pair of carolers instead of cats.
    The image used I belive is one from Limitied Runs. Papers are Maja Design and stiched ovals are from Dienamics.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) CASE-ing Christmas - CASE your favorite card
    2) Simply Create Too - #89 Get ahead for Christmas
    3) Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July
    4) Challenge Up Your Life - Sequins


    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    New Release, Sketch and Red,White&Blue

    Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is one of Jodie's latest images.
    Though she's not specifically nautically dressed (she actually reminds me of Annie - from the movie with the same title) I thought I'd make her a nautical themed scene. I colored her with my Promarkers, and chose red, white and blue papers. The white paper is embossed using a Spellbinders EF, the DP is from Maja Design. The frame is cut using a stitched rectangle die from Dienamics, and I decorated it using Memory Box die cuts. The sentiment is cut from a paper and I also added some cheese cloth. The layout is inspired by the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
     
    I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
    1) Sketch Saturday - Sketch #368
    2) Brown Sugar – #153 Red, White & Blue
    3) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #233 Red, White & Blue
    4) C.R.A.F.T. - #318 Embossing


    I also wanted to let you know there will be a week long Christmas in July event over at Catch the Bug as from July 11. 

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #12

    I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug, featuring Winter Bird 2.

    I cut out the image using a stitched circle die from Memory Box, colored the image using Promarkers and added white frantage to make the falling snowflakes.
    A snowflake die was used and I added a grey pearls to each centre. I used grey seambinding ribbon to attach my tags with sentiments, they're made using LOTV stamps. Paper with red and white gingham is a scrap piece, the background DP is from Maja Design.



    I also wanted to let you know there will be aweek long Christmas in July event over at Catch the Bug as from July 11. Why not join the fun and be in the chance of fantastic prices!

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Snow or Glitter
    2) Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
    3) Sparkles Forum Christmas - #54 Ribbon, Lace or Twine
    4) Aud Sentiments Challenge - #135 Animal(s)
    5) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Tag It

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Ice cream!!

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982012361649/Over at Catch the Bug we have a new challenge for you and this week it's ANYTHING GOES! Enter and you are in the chance of winning images from the Bugaboo store.I used two images for my card, merging ice cream shop and kidz - ice cream. I colored my images using Promarkers and stickles, added a die cut frame using one of my new dies from Dienamics and added 6 pearls.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) House of Cards - Food and Color Inspiration
    2) Crafter's Cafe - #123 Summer Fun
    3) Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Pearls)
    4) If You Give a Crafter A Cookie... - #22 Photo Inspiration

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Summer

    Over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is to make anything related to "SUMMER". Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps.
     
    I colored my image using Promarkers and a white gel pen. I cut the image using a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and adhered it to a doily and an embossed panel.
    The DP is from Pebbles, and the die cut flowers and butterfly are made with dies that came free with some magazines some time ago.

    This is my last week of summer holiday and the weather in Oslo is fantastic, sunny and hot. I haven't been much at home, enjoying the weather and doing different sorts of stuff, but I'll catch up with you very soon....



    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Crafting for all Seasons - #105 Cute and Summery
    2) I love Promarkers - #276 Summer
    3) Inky Chicks - #53 - My Furry Friend
    4) Get Creative Challenges - Flowers

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Do what makes you happy...

    Oldies But Goodies!.... for some that means cooking, for others it means eating (that's me), and Chef Pierre - test is a great choice for both groups.
    Chef Pierre comes in many different versions, you can find them all in the Bugaboo store.

    This image required very little coloring, just a bit of color added to the veggies, his skin, his scarf and the saucepan and that's about it. The sentiment is from a set from Marianne. I used a scrap piece of a paper which makes me think of a table napkin, added to a die cut border using a die from Dienamic, mounted with foam. A spotted DP and 3 black enamel dots and voilĂ .

    This post is scheduled, but things will get back to normal in a few days and I'm probably looking forward to that now:)

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Tag with Santa

    Happy Monday everyone! This post is scheduled, so I have no idea about the weather, but I hope it's rather enjoyable wherever you are!

     I made this tag with AKV Santa - snow for my Anything But a Card Monday post over at Catch the Bug.

    I don't make many tags, and each year I tell myself that THIS year everyone is going to get own made gift tags on their Christmas pressies. Well, perhaps it's going to be a reality this year...
    I used lots of bits and pieces and leftovers from other projects. I've got loads of scraps, which is another good reason for me to make those gift tags myself this year.
    Take care!

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    Fireman


    I was invited to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps and I got to choose one of the new release images to play with. My choice was this cute fireman.
    I used orange cardstock and a DP with stars and some left over pieces for the stars and banners. I cut out an oval using a Dienamics stitched die. The sentiment is made using my Dymo.


    I'm sorry I haven't been visiting many blogs this past week, I've been preparing for holiday.  I'll catch up again at the end of the month:)

    Wishing you all a lovely summer.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Crafting for all Seasons - It's A Boy Thing
    2) Papertake Weekly - Something For The Boys