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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sewing mouse

It's Thursday and time for an OLDIE BUT GOODIE over at Catch the Bug and a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. This week the optional twist - or theme - is "LAYERED CARD".

The image is called Sewing Mouse - needle and is colored with Promarkers and a silver metallic gel pen for the needle. I used a past Saturday Sketch as inspiration.

The sentiment is heat embossed on velum and is from the same set as the bobbins that came free with a magazine at some point. I decorated the bobbins with dark blue and pink thread.

The background is embossed using an EF with buttons and I used sandpaper to enhance the pattern.

DPs from Pebbles, pink sequins from stash.


This card is also for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Pick ANY sketch 215-375
Digi Choosday Challenge - #35 In The Pink
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #99 Anything Goes with a twist "Make It Cute"
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Feather pen

Just a quick card to share with you tonight, being inspired by this week's Muse card by Carol Mayne (the feather and sentiment), a sketch and a theme (write).

CYCI#84I've used stamps that come from three different sets - the scripture strip, the feather and the sentiment - all received as gifts from 3 different family members.
I doodled the frame with a black pen, mounted the panel on foam and added a piece of string.

This card is for these challenges:
Muse Challenge - CASE Muse's Card
Can You CASE it - #84 Sketch
CASology - Write

Monday, August 31, 2015

One layer Christmas Card

A really simple card from me today, but it took me forever to make it, if you take into account the 4 attempts that all ended in the trash bin. I'm clearly not a one layer crafter, but that's what the ladies over at Ink wants to see this fortnight so here goes:)


Being inspired by the Sweet Sunday sketch for my final attempt I masked off the the white space using masking tape, stamped the Magnolia image and used clear embossing powder to make sure the ink wouldn't create a mess once starting sponging the blue sky.
Then I colored thre tree using a paintbrush and distress ink pads. The white ground is covered with WOS, but I couldn't capture the sparkle in the photo.

I stamped a Christmas greeting, but kind of regret that I did. I should have left it without a sentiment, but not being very keen on starting on a 6th onelayer card I'm going with it as it is now.


This card is for these challenges:
Inkspirational - One layer card
The Sweetest Thing - #284 Sketch 
Addicted to CAS - Blue
August Rudolph Days challenge

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    You're an angel

    It's Thursday and time for an OLDIE BUT GOODIE over at Catch the Bug and a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. This week there's no twist - a plain ad easy "ANYTHING GOES".

    I colored the image using Promarkers and silver and gold metallic gel pens. The sentiment (you're an angel) is heat embossed using gold EP.
    The background paper is embossed.
    As for embellies I kept it simple, adding just 3 sequins and stitching with a metallic gold thread around the edges.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    House of Cards - Metallics
    Get Creative Challenges - No Printed Papers
    Deep Ocean Challenge - #111 - For The Boys
    Cards und More - # 139 Cards for Men

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Melt

    Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is my DT card showcaseing one of Jodie's latest images.
    I printed the image onto plain white paper and didn't add any color at all. I cut them out and worked on my design. The background paper is black cardstock which I embossed with an embossing folder, then I sprinkled silver EP and heat set it. I quite like how it turned out, looking a bit melted and aged. I added a panel of black paper which I decorated with the images, a die cut film strip (die from Marianne) covered with acetate so I could make a shaker adding a few sequins. The flowers are die cut (die from Memory Box) as is the panel for the sentiment (dies from Dienamics). The sentiment is heat embossed. I'm addicted to patterned papers, I hoard them and love them, but lately I'm finding myself enjoying making cards using other alternatives.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    Inkspirational - Word "Melt"
    Crafty Cardmakers - No Patterned Paper
    Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
    Come and Get It - Black and white with one color (silver)

    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    Astronaut

    I'm here to share my DT card for the new PHOTO challenge over at Catch the Bug, featuring the image Astronaut 3.

    My starting point was the image, which I colored with Promarkers before I added glossy accent to the helmet. Then I found a DP from a Pebbles paper pad I thought suited the "out of space theme". The earth is cut using a Tim Holtz die, I covered it with silver EP and heat embossed it.
    Finally I stamped a birthday greeting in Norwegian. 

    This card is alsro for these challenges:
    Daring Cardmakers - Let's Hear it for the Boys
    Just Add Ink – #276 Cards for Males
    Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
    Ooh La La Creations - One for the Boys

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Pirate Monkey

    It's Thursday and time for an OLDIE BUT GOODIE over at Catch the Bug and a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. This week the optional twist - or theme - is "ANIMAL(S)".






    I colored the image using Promarkers, fussy cut it and mounted it onto a die cut tag decorated with ribbon ans string and die cut seashells. For the background I used a brown DP from Maja Design which I heat embossed with gold EP, using a map stamp from Prima. The swirls are stamped, heat embossed and cut out. The sentiment is cut out from a DP and says "to the coolest boy".

    This card is also for these challenges:
    Digi Choosday Challenge - #33 All About Men
    Shopping Our Stash - #215 Layer It On Me
    Tuesday Throwdown - #258 Texture
    I love Promarkers - #283 Anything Goes

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    CASEing Monika

    Monika of Creative with Monika invited me to join a personal challenge, where she CASEs one of my cards of her choice and I one of hers. Monika uses lots of stencils and stamps to make her own papers. She makes many masculine cards and her feminine ones often include shoes. So I chose to case this card as I absolutely loved how she used her Prima girl stamp. So I took out my own doll stamp and got to work. I used a piece of scrap to paper piece her dress, colored the legs. And the stripes on Monika's card gave me the idea of adding a strip of vellum onto which I heat embossed the sentiment with gold EP. A very quick and easy card with no embellies.

    This card is for these challenges:
    TIME OUT Challenges - #37 Friendship is Golden
    Allsorts - Share your favourite colour (Brown and I love gold too)
    CAS on Sunday - #65 Vellum
    Night Shift Stamping -  Paper piecing

    Sunday, August 16, 2015

    2015 Christmas Card #21 - Black&Gold

    This is the 21st Christmas card I've made in 2015. For my layout and colors I was inspired by the Muse Christmas card #15 - the gold and black really stood out to me.

    I used a Christmas angel stamp from LOTV, heat embossed onto a golden paper, attached onto a gold/bronze colored corrugated paper.

    At first I hadn't put any embellies on, but I wanted to add a little bit of red and green too, so I added some sequins received from Kim and some die cut holly leaves.

    This card is for these challenges:
    Muse Christmas Visions - #15
    Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols/Songs (hark the herald angels sing)
    Fab 'n' Funky - #270 Things With Wings

    Saturday, August 15, 2015

    Mouse with big balloon

    I'm here to share my DT card for the new BINGO challenge over at Catch the Bug, featuring the image Mouse - big balloon. I chose the diagonl row og die cut, buttons and flower.


    I colored the image using Promarkers, gave the mouse googly eyes and added lots of glossy accent on the balloon.

    The image is cut using a LawnFawn die, the note paper and flower are made using punches. I added three buttons from my stash and a birthday greeting made using my Dymo.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    I love Promarkers - #282 Balloons
    In the Pink - #75 Anything Goes
    Crafting By Designs - 3 or More Layers
    Digi Choosday Challenge - #32 Punches/Die Cuts

    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    A rainy day

    It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday and this week the optional twist - or theme - is "FLOWERS". I used an image of a mouse in the rain from our sponsor, Bugaboo.








    I colored the image using mostly grey and pink Promarkers and I cut it out and made a frame and sentiment using dies from Dienamics. For the birch trees I used a die from Memory Box. I added a piece of cheesecloth and a ribbon trim for my flowers.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    Come and Get It - Feature A Creature
    Crafting When We Can -  # Ribbon, twine or washi
    Glitter n Sparkle - #149 Add Some Flowers
    Cut it Up- #76 Animals

    Monday, August 10, 2015

    You're sew special

    I saw the Muse card today and have already finished my version of it - being a slow cardmaker this is something that rarely happens to me, so I'm quite proud. And I think I might make even more using Michele Ferguson's wonderful card as inspiration.

    I was inspired by the layout, white embossed background, vellum and silver detailing.
    I wanted to use my neglected buttons embossing folder and my Spellbinders dressmaker die, and I knew I had some sewing themed sentiments in my stash, a freebie set from some time (years?) back. I heat embossed with silver EP onto vellum, added some pearls for the  necklace and some sequins for added sparkle.

    This card is for:
    Muse Challenge - CASE Muse's Card
    Just Us Girls Vellum

    Friday, August 7, 2015

    Out on the ocean

    I'm a bit hooked on cards with lots of white at the moment. So I decided to go with a fairly clean and simple card with just a touch a light blue waves and die cut clouds, being inspired by  the photo over at Ink.  Then I needed to come up with a layout, which the Mojo Monday sketch made really easy for me.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6lEoH4DM8G4/Vb6AzlvdGxI/AAAAAAAAW9I/EAYIoKTjVDI/s400/Mojo409.gifI used my embossing folder with ropes, which I think also gives an illusion of waves. I made the die cut waves using the negative cuts from a scalloped border die.The frame and sentiment are made with dies from Dienamics and I used a metal charm and string from my stash.

    This card is for these challenges:
    Inkspirational - Photo
    Mojo Monday - Sketch #409
    Ooh La La Creations - Nautical
    CAS on Sunday - #64 Travel

    Also wanted to show you the lovely gift I received from Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim - thank you so much! I love the little pouch and the goodies inside it!

    Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Little Magician

    It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Outlawz Twisted Thursday, we have the optional twist of "FANTASY" this week, and I used an image of a little magician from our sponsor Bugaboo.








    I colored the image using mostly grey and blue Promarkers and I tried to give him red hair. I added some glossy accent on his glasses. I chose papers and embellies using the same grey/blue color scheme and used dies from Tim Holtz (bow), Dienamics (oval frame) and LawnFawn (stars). I also stamped a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

    This card is also for these challenges:
    1) Incy Wincy Designs - Frame It
    2) Glitter n Sparkle - #148 Anything goes

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Twofers cats

    I saw this new challenge blog - Twofers - and wanted to join in their first challenge which is all about "cats" - my favorite animal. I made two CAS A2 sized cards in black and white using images that came free with a magazine last year.

    Card number 1 with the three cats:
    The layout is inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps. I used an embossing folder to make the striped background, I machine stitched around the edges and used 2 different circle dies to cut out my images and sentiment. I finished off my card by adding three sequins.

    This card is for these challenges:
    Sunday Stamps - #106 Sketch
    Crafty Creations - #294 Four (4 circles)
    Simply Create Too - #91 Anything Goes
    Dream Valley Challenges - Stripes or Checks



    Card number 2 with one cat:
    On this one I stamped my cat on a tag cut with a Dienamics die. I left this image uncolored as well.
    I mounted the tag on foam onto a white paper, I scored some lines to make a frame. I added paper string and seambinding ribbon as well as 3 sequins.

    This card is for these challenges:
    Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
    As You Like it Challenge - Fur or Feathers (Cats are my favorite animals)
    Crafting When We Can - # Ribbon, twine or washi
    Pile It On - #80 Sequins and/or Beads

    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