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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Monster cute

Over at Catch the Bug we have a new sketch challenge for you.

 
I'm continuing to build up my stash of masculine birthday cards. This monster image is so cute and I can see him being used for more cards in the future.
The backgrond is embossed and I die cut some banners.

This card is also for:
Simply Create Too - #134 Use Embossing
Sweet Stampin - For men
Cardz 4 Guyz - #186 January Blues

Friday, January 19, 2018

Last day of the birthday bash

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 8th birthday. For day 7 the DT members are using the funny bird image on my card,  and this is also the Friday freebie. The challenge is to use the colors below + sprinkes.

My bird is colored with Promarkers and I've added sparkle and glossy accent. I also added an extra balloon, a sticker onto which I attached black thread for string.
The backgrond is cut out with a die and behind the panel I added a DP with pink flowers and green leaves.

This card is also for:
Dies R Us Challenge - #89 Kids Kardz
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - #3 Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I made this card (instead of texting)

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 8th birthday. For day 5 it's about making something funny and including a cupcake somewhere.

I love Jodie's chickie images and here another one called Chickz happy birdday chickie. I colored it with soft colores and fussy cut it. I used a lavender colored paper and DI and stencilled the heart pattern. I sed a black pen to doodle the lines. The sentiment is a combination of two  - one from Lawn Fawn (my new element) and a Penny Black one.

This card is also for:
Allsorts - No Patterned Papers
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #427 Something New (sentiment stamp)
My Time to Craft - Something New (sentiment stamp)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Birthday gift bag

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 8th birthday. For day 3 it's about making something for a birthday that isn't a card.


I made a small gift bag onto which I stencilled some numbers, stamped a greeting and a border and added a banner and tiny pearls. The image is colored with Promarkers and there's glitter glue on the cupcake.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hey chickie - sketch

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 8th birthday. For day 2 we have a sketch challenge.

I love the colors and patterns of these DPs from a paper pad I received as an advent calender gift. I added the die cut image to a die cut doily and made the sentiment large. In retrospect maybe I should not have added the flower with the leaves, but at the time I felt the card was too top heavy.

This card is also for:
Shopping Our Stash - #336 - Out With The Old & In With The New (new DPs and flowers, old dies and pearls)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #156 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bold and bright birthday wishes

Over at Catch the Bug we're having a week long birthday bash - Bugaboo is celebrating its 8th birthday.
For day 1 the theme is "bold and bright birthday wishes".

I made my card using the image Make it Snappy Birthday chickie. I seem to alwas have a pink phase during January and pink was my choice for this card. Silver die cuut leaves, pink flowers and pearls and birthday greeting in Norwegian was added.

This card is also for:
4 Crafty Chicks - #385 No Blue Colour
Cute Card Thursday - #512 Something New
Craftaholics R Us - #2 Patterned Paper
Moving along with the Times - #62 Flowers

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sketch and Birthday puppies

Over at Catch the Bug we have a new sketch challenge for you.

 
I need to build up my stash of masculine birthday cards and I felt this puppy image would be great teamed up with some brown papers I found in my scrap box. The dymo sentiment was laying on my desk and the bithday greeting was a negative die cut from another project, so this came ttogether quite quickly.

This card is also for:
Brown Sugar - #274 Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - #384 Dies &/or Punches
Seize The Birthday - Birthday

Friday, January 5, 2018

Birthday troll as Friday freebie

My card today shows this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up for free in the Bugaboo store.

    I gave this sweetie pink skin and purple hair, using Promarkers for coloring. I added a little flower to her hair to make her extra pretty.  The background is stencilled, and I added some silver sequin stars and a birthday greeting in Norwegian.


    This card is for:
    I love Promarkers - #349 Anything Goes
    Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
    Crafty Gals Corner - #155 Anything Goes

      Tuesday, January 2, 2018

      CAS, sketch and stamping only

      Happy New Year! I hope you all are well. This is my first post in 2018 and in a few weeks, I'be been busy enjoying December and Christmas activities.
      I've gone clean and simple with a wood mounted stap from Penny Black, being inspired by the sketch over at LIM.
      I watercolored the image using DIs and I used a powder brush to add the subtle blue backgrond. The sentiment says "the best mum in the world".


      This card is for:
      Inkspirational - Stamping only
      Penny Black and more - CAS
      Less Is More - #360+361 Sketch

      Saturday, December 16, 2017

      Penguins in snowflake

      I'm here to show you my card featuring this week's Freebie Friday -  you can pick it up for free in the Bugaboo store.

      I fussy cut the images and placed them onto a blue backgrond sprinkled with white mist. I arranged them into the opening of a negative die cut I made using a Memory Box die. I sponged or rather brshed, blue ink arond the edges of the snowflake. Added three glitter pearls and stamped a Christmas greeting.

      This card is also for:
      4 Crafty Chicks - #381 Christmas/Winter Critters
      C.R.A.F.T. - #446 Christmas
      Glitter n Sparkle - #269 Wintery

      Saturday, December 9, 2017

      Naked stamping - no coloring

      We have just had a week of Christmas chaos over at Catch the Bug, and now we are back to or reglar Saturday challenge which runs for a week. The challenge is "naked stamping" - no coloring allowed but ou can use colored inks.
      I printed off the the cute Snowflake snowan three times and made a selfie inspired card using my photo strip from Marianne.
      There's little color on my card, red mirri card was used for the "merry", green card stock for the branches and one single red pearl was added to the silver glitter heart pendant.

      This card is also for:
      Cards und More - # 199 Snow(men)
      Sparkles Forum Christmas - #83 Snowman/men
      Addicted to Stamps and More - #271 Anything Goes

      Friday, December 8, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - Photo and freebie

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 7 we have a photo inpiration for you.
      And since it's Friday you can get the image I used for my card as this week's freebie in the Bugaboo shop.
      I cropped and printed the image three times to make the photos for my film strip. The red paper has a nice shimmer, so I just added a border of scrap paper and added a silver heart and some greeneries.

      This card is also for:
      The Merry Christmas Challenge - #46 Anything Christmas
      Crafty Gals Corner - #151 Anything Goes

       

       

      Thursday, December 7, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - Colors

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 6 we have a color challenge:

      I find color challenges to be quite tricky myself.  Most of the time I just choose colors and items along the way, but for color challenges I try and be extra organized. I select a non colored image, collect markers and papers with the right colors, someties also embossing powders and other mediums. Then I plan what colors to go where and I get started.

      This card is also for:
      Craftaholics R Us - #48 Christmas
      Crafting By Designs - Christmas
      Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

      Tuesday, December 5, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - Bingo

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 4 we are playing BINGO.

      I used the row of  pearls, sentiment and plaid. Plaid paper, pearls added to the bables and a Christas greeting in Norwegian. And I used my favorite embossing folder to make the snow and added some greeneries.

      This card is also for:

      Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas Colors - Red and Green

      Crafty Catz - #395 Optional twist: Let It Snow
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
       


       

       

       

      Monday, December 4, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - A gift card holder

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 3 we want to see something other than a card -  you can create anthing that can be used for or as a gift.

      I've made a gift card holder using a plain white strip of paper. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base, and the flip was die cut with a scalloped stitched border die. Then I used a strip of patterned paper to make the belt. I die cut my snowman and the scalloped circle, as well as the tags.

      This gift card holder is also for:
      C.R.A.F.T. - #444 Christmas Present
      Brown Sugar - #273 Anything But A Card
      Simply Papercraft - #53 Anything Goes

      Sunday, December 3, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - Sketch

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 2 we have a sketch.

      I colored this skating bird with Promarkers and sponged blue DI around it. Added WoS for sparkle and frantage for snow. The backgrond is heat embossed and sponged with green DI. Added a string and an old skate charm from  stash along with pearls and a sticker sentiment.

      This card is also for:
      Cards und More - # 198 Things with Wings
      Cute Card Thursday - #506 Things With Wings
      Shopping Our Stash - #331 Snow Much Fun
      I love Promarkers - #348 Winter

      Saturday, December 2, 2017

      Christmas Chaos - Merry&Bright

      Over at Catch the Bug we're preparing for Christmas - it's Christmas Chaos week with lots of prizes to be won. For day 1 we have a nice and simple challenge theme - "merry and bright".

      I used the image Candy Cane Penguin, colored it with Promarkers and added glossy accent to the candy. I cut ot an opening on the DP and panel and added a doily and die cut trees in the background. The sentiment is old, it was something that came free with a magazine at some point, I tucked some die ct sprigs underneath it.

      This card is also for:
      Moving along with the Times - #59 Christmas Animals
      Aud Sentiments Challenge - #194 Christmas + A Sentiment
      Everybody-Art-Challenge - #413 - Anything Goes

      20 more to go...

      I thought I was doing well on my Christmas cards this year, but I still lack many cards. Here is a quick and easy one, just a colored image and an embossing folder used for texture.

      Later today starts the Christmas Chaos week over at Catch the Bug, it's a great opportnity to make those last minute cards... I need about 20 more. Yikes!


      This card is for:
      Cards in Envy - IT'S ONLY PAPER CARD CHALLENGE
      The Merry Christmas Challenge -  #45 Anything Christmas
      Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

       

       

      Saturday, November 25, 2017

      Frosty the Snowman

      Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug. It's a color challenge, I usually find those to be a bit tricky, but seeing the photo I knew I had the perfect DP for it. I love the knitted pattern.

      My snowan has been colored with Promarkers, I added it to a blue panel I misted with white.
      I die cut a few sprigs and the merry sentiment from a perfume box wrapping, it's dark green and velvety. I added a bit of glitter and a few white berries, and I finished off the sentiment with my Dymo.

      This card is also for:
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
      Crafting By Designs - Christmas
      Fab 'n' Funky - #372 Inspired by Song, Movie or Book (Frosty the Snowman)

      Sunday, November 19, 2017

      Birthday card with Stella and balloons

      Over at Catch the Bug we have a new sketch challenge for you. 

      Even though the time for sending out Christmas cards is "just arond the corner" I made a non-seasonal card - playing with a fun Stella image for a birthday. With it comes a really fun sentiment related to Facebook and birthday wishes, but as I believe the receiver is not on Facebook, she might not even know what that is, so I chose not to use it.
      I cut the image with a doily die, brand unknown, and the scalloped border was made with a MFT die. The papers are scraps from my stash, I added pearls and stamped the birthday sentiment in Norwegian with white ink. 

      This card is also for:
      Sweet Stampin - Birthday
      Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Optional Topping Of Circles
      Creative Knockouts - #220 Border Time

      Saturday, November 18, 2017

      Santa with gold star

      Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and it's BINGO TIME!


      The bottom row of ribbon, button and sparkle was my choice.
      I stamped the blue paper and my tag with various snowflakes from Hero Arts. The Santa was colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen and the star is covered with a thick layer of gold glitter.

      This card is also for:
      Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #421 Let It Snow
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #19 Anything Christmas Goes
      Christmas with the Cuties - #11 TAGS
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      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      Christmas cats

      This is my DT card for "National Button Day" and the "Humor me Wednesday"-post over at Catch the Bug.
      The image is named Meowy Christmas and I colored it using Promarkers, fussy cut it and mounted it on foam.
      I stamped the panel with a plaid stamp from Tim H and a sentiment. I used leftover strips of paper to make the borders of silver and red along with a piece of tassel ribbon. Finally I added som sequins and red sparkly buttons for extra color.

      This card is also for:
      Show us Your Pussies - Furrything goes
      Cards und More - # 197 - Anything Goes With Red
      A Snowflakes Promise - #46- Anything Goes

      Sunday, November 5, 2017

      New sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug

      Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug. As Christmas is approaching, and far too quickly too, I decided to go for Santa, colored with Promarkers. I made him some  snowy hills and used a leftover piece of freebie paper for the background. I punched a few silver stars and stamped the sentiment. 


      This card is also for:
      Craft Rocket Challenges - #43 Christmas Is Coming
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
      Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes

      Saturday, October 28, 2017

      Inspired by a photo

      Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week we have a photo for you to pick inspiration from.

      I was inspired by the the cottage and used wooden texture as well as green and yellow colors.
      The wooden paper was sent to me by Monika. The image is Sunflower Vase from the Bugaboo store, colored with Promarkers, and I added die cut leaves, lace and string. The birthday greeting was heat embossed in gold onto vellum.

      This card is also for:
      Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
      I love Promarkers - #345 - Birthday
      Double D Challenges - Leaves

      Tuesday, October 24, 2017

      Girl with kitty

      Tuesday is new release day over at  Bugaboo and this is one of Jodie's latest images.
      The colors aren't as pale in real life as the appear here, but this time of year I struggle getting good photos unless it's a beautiful and sunny autumn day. I could probably do with a new camera too.
      Back to my card - I went for a layered design with ripped corrugated card board, a leftover piece of patterned paper and two different ribbons. I added birthday sentiments on the banners.

      This card is for:
      Dream Valley Challenges - #166 BIRTHDAYS
      The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
      Send a Smile for Kids - Celebration Cards for kids


      Sunday, October 22, 2017

      Catch the Bug - Sketch #517

      Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and I have used one of the Chef Pierre images, colored with Promarkers, to make a masculine card.

      I just recently found m clock die from Marianne, it's been missing for a year or so, so I wanted to use it again. And I used two strips of washi tape and a fun birthday greeting in Norwegian.

      This card is also for:
      Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Topping Of Anything Goes
      Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #417 Anything Goes
      Artistic Inspirations - #186 Anything Goes

      Saturday, October 21, 2017

      Catch the Bug Bingo challenge

      Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's time for playing BINGO.
      I used the vertical row on the right. The die cut is the clock and I attached a gem at its centre. The goofy ghost got decorated with ribbon. I added two foam ghosts from my stash and birthday greeting.

      This card is also for:
      Creative Fingers - #137 Anything Goes
      Simply Papercraft - #51 Anything Goes
      Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

      Sunday, October 15, 2017

      CAS One Layer Card

      Mojo has been lacking since refrbishment and holiday, so today I decided to clean up my craft room to see if that wold help. It actually didd, I was able to make a couple of cards.
      This is a clean and simple one layer card made with stamps from 3 different sets. I felt it was a bit dark with the black and kraft paper only, but it helped with a few touches with my white gel pen. And for once I made a one layer card which didn't require several attempts - yay!

      This card is for:
      Inkspirational - One Layer Card
      Happy Little Stampers CAS - One Layer

      Saturday, October 14, 2017

      If the broom fits

      I meant to put this up on my blog for Thursday at the same time as it went live on Catch the Bug, but time just flew by so quickly this week, and suddenly Saturday is here.
      Better late than never I suppose, so here's my card with a fun Stella image and a DP with bats, which I rememberd being in my stash seeing the DD mood board.

      A really simple card, I just colored the image, cut it out and mounted it on foam.  I gave her a red cape, but I actually now believe it's her broom. Oh, well.
      Have a great weekend! 

      This card is also for:
      Do-Al(l) Kreatives - #10 Halloween
      Crafty Calendar - Halloween
      Double D Challenges - Fright Night/Mood Board