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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stencilled poinsettias

For this card I started off by sponging through a Tim Holtz stencil with grey DI, then I added pale pink to the background. I die cut  "Merry", added several layers and used the inlaid technique. Sequins, silver liquid pearls and "Christmas" made with my Dymo. I added a strip of silver mirri on each side and mounted the panel onto a kraft card base.
Very quick, and I've already started on a second card in different colors and layout, but with the same concept.

This card is for:
    Less Is More - No Stamps
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas - July - Die Cuts
    City Crafter Challenge - #372 Beginning with S (silver mirri card, silver liquid pearls, sequins, stenciling)

      Tuesday, July 25, 2017

      Here Comes Santa Claus

      This is my card showing one of Jodie's new images in the Bugaboo store today, a Santa with presents.
      I colored with Promarkers, and there's white gel pen on the box, Wink of Stella on the bow and glitter glue on the fur trimmings. I added a silver star sequin and some gems to decorate the embossed tree.  I cut the panel out with m new and much loved die from MFT. The sentiment is a sticker.

      This card is also for:
      Jingle Belles - Here Comes Santa Claus
      Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Christmas/Holiday
      Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use an Embossing Folder

      Saturday, July 22, 2017

      Birthday boy and balloons

      Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's time for a COLOR challenge.

      I used papers from Maja Design with stars and stripes, orange paper, green enamel dots and chose colors for the image to match the papers and the inspiration photo.  I used my wonky stitched border die from MFT as well as stitched dies to make the frames for the image and birthday sentinment.

      This card is also for:
      Kreativeinkauf-challenge - #53 Punches / Die Cuts
      Crafty Catz - #380 Party Time

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      Sweet angel and pink poinsettias - Bugaboo CIJ day 6

      It's time for my favorite event - over at Catch the Bug we're celebrating Christmas in July. One week, 7 challenges, lots of prizes to be won. And there's 50% off all images in the Bugaboo store. For day 6 we have a color challenge:

      I used my new stencil from Tim Holtz, and old Christmas sentiment in Norwegian and the versatile Sweet Angel from Bugaboo. Lots of silver liquid pearls and I used my new and favorite stitched die from MFT.

      This card is also for:
      ABC Christmas Challenge - "N" is for New/"O" is for Old
      Glitter n Sparkle - #248 Anything Goes
      Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -  Anything Goes Christmas

      Wednesday, July 19, 2017

      Santa has enough reindeer

      It's time for my favorite event - over at Catch the Bug we're celebrating Christmas in July. One week, 7 challenges, lots of prizes to be won. And there's 50% off all images in the Bugaboo store. For day 5 we have a photo challenge and the theme of making it humorous:

      I used Puppy - Enough reindeer and die cut it as a tag. The DP is from Maja and was inked at the edges and stamped and heat embossded with gold script. A die cut snowflake, gold seqins and bells, string and ribbon from stash.

      This card is also for:
      Aud Sentiments Challenge - #184 Christmas In July

      The Crafty Addicts - #37 Anything Goes/Something Humorous

      Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use a Die-Cut

      Tuesday, July 18, 2017

      New release and Bingo - Bugaboo CIJ - Day 4

      It's time for my favorite event - over at Catch the Bug we're celebrating Christmas in July. One week, 7 challenges, there are different prizes to be won, for those who enter one, a few or all the challenges. Jodie's also having a sale - 50% off all images in the Bugaboo store. For day 4 we have a bingo challenge:

      I used the row of sentiment + Bugaboo image + Button. And I put in a few sequins and stenciled the background.

      This card is also for:
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #10 Anything Christmas
      Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
      Simply Papercraft - #48 Anything Goes

      Monday, July 17, 2017

      Red and pink

      I don't have a project for Catch the Bug's third day of Christmas in July today, as I in all the excitement of making my project forgot one important criteria, related to the colors. So I'll keep that one for another day and instead will show you a Christmas card with no stamps, in red and pink, being inspired by the challenge of using two colors only (with a little bit of white included too, for the card base and doily).

      Supplies used: Die cut deer, sticker sentiment, 2 DPs, doily, ribbon and pearls.

      This card is for:
      City Crafter Challenge - #370 Two colors only (Red and pink)
      The Merry Christmas Challenge - Ribbon

      Sunday, July 16, 2017

      Sketch - Bugaboo CIJ - Day 2

      It's time for my favorite event - over at Catch the Bug we're celebrating Christmas in July. One week, 7 challenges, there are different prizes to be won, for those who enter one, a few or all the challenges. Jodie's also having a sale - 50% off all images in the Bugaboo store. For day 2 we have a sketch challenge:

      The image is colored with Promarkers and a blue DI. I used stitched rectangle and banner dies from MFT and LF. Buttons, sequin and stickers from my stash. Paper i Maja Design.

      This card is also for:
      Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
      Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
      Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July

      Saturday, July 15, 2017

      Sparkle and Shine - Bugaboo CIJ - Day 1

      It's time for my favorite event - over at Catch the Bug we're celebrating Christmas in July. One week, 7 challenges, there are different prizes to be won, for those who enter one, a few or all the challenges. Jodie's also having a sale - 50% off all images in the Bugaboo store. Today' challenge is:
      I've used one of the images from the Winners set. The little chap to the right I made into a bird, but he might be a penguin. Coloring with Promakerkers and DIs. I used my Kort&Godt and MFT dies to make the layers, the banner is cut with a LF die. A sticker for the sentiment, frantage, glitter glue and sequins for snow and sparkle.

      This card is also for:
      I love Promarkers - #339 Anything Goes
      Cut it Up - #126 Christmas in July
      A Snowflakes Promise -  #42 Anything Goes

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      Colored card base and a CASE

      I very seldom make one layer cards, but I thought it would be fun to try with a colored card base, with LIM and AAA doing a joint challenge for a fortnight. And I also had the CASE card from Time Out in mind, being inspired by the layout with the image extending over the card base.


      I took out my new Penny Black roses woodmounted stamp, a with sympathy sentiment in Norwegian and an old, unused doily stamp from my stash. I used brown ink and clear EP for the image and sentiment, white for the doily table cloth. Peach colored card base.

      This card is for:
      Less Is More - Coloured Card Base
      AAA - One Layer CAS card with Colored Cardbase
      TIME OUT Challenges - #87 Case

      Saturday, July 8, 2017

      Red, blue, yellow and white

      The Color Throwdown team wants us to use red, blue, yellow and white for this week's challenge.

      Take away the yellow and this color scheme would be within my comfort zone. I decided I had to add either a little yellow or a little red, yellow won so I could add a sunny feeling to my card, red was used for accents (her earrings, shoes and belt).
      The lady is a Tom Holtz stamp I paper pieced the dress and stamped her upper body twice, popped it up with foam for a little diemension. The sentiment is cut from a DP.

      This card is for:
      Color Throwdown - #450
      4 Crafty Chicks- #358 Stamping-No Digi's
      Through the Purple Haze - #128 Spots and/or Stripes 

      Friday, July 7, 2017

      How old would you be....

      How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? I loved that sentiment as soon as I saw it. It's a Penny Black wood mounted stamp, this one is going to get inked often.
      This card was super eas and quick to make. I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the lady, left her totally uncolored,  and a stencil with black DI. I cut the panel using my new stitched die from MFT. 3 pearls for an additional feminine touch.

      This card is for for:
      City Crafter Challenge - #369 Black & White
      Happy Little Stampers CAS Birthday
      Addicted to Stamps and More - # 249 CAS

      Thursday, July 6, 2017

      Red, white and blue

      I love using red, white and blue colors, those are also the colors of the Norwegian flag.
      But it's not my go to colors for simple designs. I've attempted to keep it CAS, don't know if there's enough white space, but once I ha rummaged through my stash of dies and decided what supplies to use the card came together really quickly.
      I used a Tim Holtz globe die, a Die-Version one for the airplane and one from MFT for the stitched borders.
      I heat embossed a Tim Holtz sentiment onto vellum.

      This card is for:
      Cards in Envy - RED WHITE BLUE
      Less Is More - Colours of your Flag
      Shopping Our Stash - #310 Flag Day

        Wednesday, July 5, 2017

        4th of July card

        Yesterday they celebrated their Independence Day in the USA, and I've used the image Stella July USA from the Bugaboo store for this occasion.
        I used papers with Stars and Stripes from Maja Design and a New York cityscape die from Dienamics, as well as a stitched frame one.
        A few peel of stickers in the corners, a stamped sentiment and my card was ready. The colors of the Norwegian flag is red, white and blue, a color scheme I love to use on my cards.

        This card is also for:
        Creatalicious Challenges - #118 Anything Goes + Option: Red White and Blue
        Come and Get It - Colors of Your Nation
        Sweet Stampin - Stars and Stripes
        Cut it Up - #125 Patriotic Red, White, and Blue

        Monday, July 3, 2017

        Roses

        Color Throwdown wants us to use orange, brown and green for this week's challenge..

        I bought myself some new stash yesterday, amongst others the wood mounted flower image from Penny Black used here and the stitched frame dies from MFT.
        I used orange for the flowers, green on the leaves (easier to spor IRL) and brown for the vase and background. Coloring and distressing using DIs.

        This card is for:
        Color Throwdown - #449 Color Inspiration
        Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Flowers
        Moving along with the Times - #48 English Country Garden (Roses) 

        Sunday, July 2, 2017

        Stella Says Sketch 512

        Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug
         
        I used the image Funny pup, colored with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. 

        I made a quick and easy card, a really simple version of the sketch, adding a striped paper and narrow black lace. I both scored and drew lines to make the frame for the image. 

        This card is also for:
        Challenge Up Your Life - Cats and Dogs  
        Seize The Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes
        Brown Sugar - #257 Anything Goes

        Thursday, June 29, 2017

        Picking flowers

        This is my favorite ADFD digi. I remember how I loved picking flowers for my mum when I was a child, she always seemed so surprised and happy when I brought her my hand picked flowers. Now that I'm older I can undeerstand why.

        I had this image in my stash, all colored up with Promarkers earlier this year, and now I found it ready to be cut to shape and glued onto a card.

        I chose a purple paper with shimmer effect, dry embossed the bottom part using a freebie embossing folder. I cut a circle, used a blue DI to sponge the centre and added a sentiment in Norwegian that wotks for an congratulations occasion or birthday. Flowers from my stash.

        This card is for:
        City Crafter Challenge - #368 - Let's Go Outside and Play (flower picking)
        Allsorts - Flower Power
        Sparkles Forum Challenges - #93 Embossing - Heat or Dry (dry)

        Monday, June 26, 2017

        Fluttering butterflies

        I made this card being inspired by the LIM sketch as well as the colors of the Inkspirational photo.

        I don't use butterflies much on my cards, for a reason unknown even to me, but I have this stamp from Nemory Box I really like.
        I started by heat embossing the image, masking off areas using my own made stencil, then I used two blue DIs and blue brusho. I added WOS to the butterflies and colored the smallest ones with a white gel pen. 3 sequins were added for a little bit of shine.

        This card is for:
        Less Is More - Sketch
        Inkspirational - Photo Inspiration

        Saturday, June 24, 2017

        Boy and Dog

        Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's time for a photo challenge.
        I was inspired by the licking dog but chose a boy character instead of a girl - you can find the image here.

        The image is colored with Promarkers and I stenciled a wall for them to sit on. Papers are from my scrap box (one of many, lol).
        I added a few staples and a button with twine. Challenge 400 - 20th June 2017



        This card is also for:
        Cardz 4 Guyz - #172 Stars
        City Crafter Challenge - #367 Hashtag
        Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #400 Sketch


        Saturday, June 17, 2017

        Bingo and Stella

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



        I used the row of button, Bugaboo image and sentiment. And for my card I chose the hilarious Stella August Passport with a sentiment I find to be so fitting.
        Lots of circles here, and I also included a wine glass charm. I scored the DP for the background. The bright pink paper was a gift from Mimi, thanks!

        Thursday, June 15, 2017

        Birthday fish and lots of designer papers

        Today is "Oldie but Goodie" day over at Catch the Bug and I've made a card with an image called Make it Snapppy Birthday Fishes.

        I fussy cut the fish and bubbles and layered the parts onto a die cut circle panel. 
        The fish is colored with Promarkers and I added glitter glue to the bubbles.
        Plenty of patterns here that I felt could pass for bubbles and sea weed.





        Monday, June 12, 2017

        Groom & Groom

        I was asked to make a wedding card for a groom and groom, and this is what I came up with.
        I decided on a top hat stamp as main element, stamped onto a brownish paper with structure and fussy cut. Then I added some die cut hearts (using Memory Box dies) and made a shaker card with heart sequins in silver and red. The frame (made with a Dienamics die) is glitter paper. The background inside the shaker is heat embossed vellum and I used a leftover piece of DP with tartan pattern, mounted onto a piece of burlap paper. I added a stamped greeting and a single flower.
        I'm off for a week's holiday in the sun (or so I hope). I'm not going to be much around this week but I've got a couple of DT posts scheduled.

        This card is for:
        The Male Room - #62 Off the Edge
        Come and Get It - Weddings
        Allsorts - #419 Use at least 2 dies
        Fab 'n' Funky - #354 Marvelous Men 

        Friday, June 9, 2017

        Window and House

        I'm in Christmas making mode. And that is a good thing, because I'm behind on my schedule of making 4-5 cards a month.
        So there were two words that inspired by and led to this design - window and house.
        I had a clean-up in my craft room, and I sorted all the already printed and colored images and die cut elements, and the house and branches were all read to be used.
        The house was stamped on kraft, colored with a gel pen, and there's a stamped fence in there as well, hidden in between my die cut hills. The branches were treated with gesso and glitter. Then I die cut a window with a die from Marianne and a lamp post with a Memory Box one. I added embossing powder to the lamp post. I decided to go for a shaker design, adding two different glitters and some sequins.

        This card is for:
        Inkspirational - Windows
        Christmas Cards All Year Round - House or Cottage

        Tuesday, June 6, 2017

        Neopolitan

        Neopolitan is this week's challenge over at LIM. It's the ice cream I know as 'tricolor', yummy and perfect when you can't decide on just one flavor. I used two cupcake stamps, colored them in pink and brown, added a bit of glitter and some pearls. I used pink DI and a Tim holtz stencil on a cream colored paper, much the color of vanilla ice cream. And I stamped a birthday greeting. I've come to love doing color challenges. I used to find them too tricky, they still are challenging,  but the hardest part is to settle on what stamps to use, then it gets easier. I rummage through all my stamps before I settle on one, it's a good reminder to see what I already have in my stash, and it's extra fun whenever I get to use a NBUS one.


        This card is for:
        Less Is More - Neopolitan
        Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Optional Topping of Sweet

        Monday, June 5, 2017

        I finally made a tag...

        Today it's my turn to show you an 'Anything but a card' project over at Catch the Bug.
        I've made a tag with Teddy Christmas Stocking, colored him up with Promarkers and a white gel pen, and I used loose glitter for all the fur trimmings.
        The tree is cut with a die that came free with a magazine. I used die cut ovals as my tag base. I'm not really into making tags but my goal is to make all tags for this year's pressies. Ok, we'll see about that, but at least everyone should have one present with an own made tag. In any case, at least the children, lol.

        I'd like to enter my tag in these challenges as well:
        Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
        Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Always Anything Christmas Goes
        Polkadoodles - #22 Anything Goes

         

        Sunday, June 4, 2017

        12 legs

        Color Throwdown wants us to use blue, soft pink, gold and white for this week's challenge, and those are the only colors I used.

        I was thinking of using flowers or something nautical, then went with a Christmas theme instead.

        Pink sky, blue stamped trees (Hero Arts) and blue panel (it may appear to be black in this photo, but it's a dark blue), gold deer made with a Memory box die), white for the stitched die cut hills and stamped sentiment, I also added a die cut Merry sprinkled with frantage in white and gold.
        For sparkle I used Perfect Pearls on the pink sky and some stickles to the trees. Nice IRL, but not very visible here.

        This card is for:
        Color Throwdown - #445
        Allsorts - Christmas in June
        Sparkles Forum Challenges - #92 Four or more legs

        Thursday, June 1, 2017

        Card made with gifts

        It's been a while since I last made a vintage card. This one was made using several gifts.

        From Mimi I got the harlequin patterned paper which I cut out two pieces of with my Kort&Godt shaped dies. The tag and the die cut leaf, which I stamped, was also from Mimi.
        The powder pink lace I received from Mervi. The label for the sentiment I cut with a die from a set I won from Brenda on a previous challenge over at Allsorts.
        The lady image was a gift from my mom, I think. I don't remember where I got the doily, it was fairly big, perfect for the size of my design.
        The rose ribbon I bought on a trip abroad, cheesecloth and flowers from my stash.

        This card is for:
        Allsorts - Vintage Style

          Wednesday, May 31, 2017

          Urban life 1950s style

          Urban. Well, yes, however 1950s style. Made it a shaker card. Used my Memory Box building die and a car die I got as a gift from my sister. A piece of washi to ground the scene. Upper part was stenciled as it felt empty. Sequin flowers. Red and black cardstock to match the woman's outfit.

          This card is for:
            Brown Sugar – # 252 Use Sequins
            Inkspirational - Word Prompt: Urban
            Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes

              Sunday, May 28, 2017

              Muse and masculine

              I haven't played with Muse Card challenges for quite a while, but I do love to visit the blog and see how others get inspired by the "muse" card. Kim is a new muse and she did this ultra cute card box that I wanted to case, but going with a simpler A2 design.


              I was inspired by the outdoors scene with animals, trees and the banners. My stamps are from Lawn fawn. I colored the images with Promarkers.
              I didn't find a gingham paper in my stash as soon as I had so hoped, so I gave up and picked a woodpatterned one instead. I think it added a masculine feel to my card.

              This card is for:
              Muse Card Club - Challenge #217
              Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #396 Make It Manly
              C.R.A.F.T. - #417 Father's Day/Male

              Friday, May 26, 2017

              Hello friend

              For this card I was inspired by this week's photo over at Color Throwdown.

              I used a flower from a Prima set, stamped randomly and colored the flowers. Then I took my new Tim
              Holtz stencil and just inked in a few of the white spaces. I added some green splatters, gems and a die cut sentiment I got from Monika a little while back. I also stamped the word friend.

              This card is for:
              Color Throwdown - #444
              TIME OUT Challenges - #84 'Flowers and Friends make life a garden'