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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge - Card for a woman

Today I have two cards to share, but to make things a little easier I will make two separate posts, but you can see both cards in the smaller photo.

The February theme over at Twofer Card Challenge is hearts. I made one baby card (in the post here) and one for a female that can be used for Mother's Day or any other occasion. I used the same Memory Box stitched heart die on both cards.

On the feminine card I used the heart die to cut out a portion of the stamped and stencilled panel and placed it back on foam. Both the image and stencil are Tim Holtz. The sentiment is Penny Black. I was inspired by the colors of this week's Color Throwdown photo.



This card is for Twofer Card Challenge as well as these challenges:
Color Throwdown - #480
Cardz 4 Galz - #65 Stamping
C.R.A.F.T. - #455 Mother's Day/Female

Twofer Card Challenge - Baby card

Today I have two cards to share, but to make things a little easier I will make two separate posts, but you can see both cards in the smaller photo.

The February theme over at Twofer Card Challenge is hearts. I made one baby card and one for a female that can be used for Mother's Day or any other occasion (card in the next post, here). I used the same Memory Box stitched heart die on both cards.

On the baby card I used the heart die to emboss the white panel (on the feminine card I used it to cut out a portion of the stamped and stencilled panel and placed it back on foam). I also included a smaller die cut heart from the same set. The paper is Maja, the image is Bugaboo and the sentiment is Kaiserkraft. I also used my border wonky stitched frame die from MFT.



This card is for Twofer Card Challenge as well as these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - X for "Xtra Special Occasion"
Crafty Gals Corner - #159 Add a Heart
Fab 'n' Funky - #380 Babies, Children or Men

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine Pup

As some of you might have read already I've donated a few cards for the "Cards for Little Hearts" drive - you can read more about it here. The drive for heart month is now closed for delivery this year, but there is need of general cards all year round and there is also a drive for winter holiday cards later this year.
This is one of the cards I donated. I used one of Jodie's many adorable dog images available in the Bugaboo shop - this one is part of the Valentine Pup set, along with a stamped envelope and pen from Lawn Fawn.

This card is for:
Addicted to Stamps - Have a Heart
Crazy 4 Challenges - #421 - Make a Valentine, Anniversary, Thinking of You or card showing support
My Time to Craft - #364 Love Is All You Need

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Die cut rose and musical notes background

I debated with myself for a long time whether I should go for a kraft card base or a white one. I'm still not sure. I might make a similar design with a white base too, that will end m internal discussion.
The muscial noted background is made with a Prima stamp, the sentiment is Penny Black. The rose is made with gold paper and Marianne die. I manually cut the frame or window and made a slightly broader one to get the inner frae of kraft. The panel is mounted on foam.

This card is for:
Less Is More - #364 Music
Inkspirational - #154 Aperture Card
CAS on Friday - #126 Dies

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Color + Love + Feather

I love this dream catcher die and I wanted to use it for a color challenge, a love challenge and a feather theme challenge - they are listed below.
I colored the dream catcher with grey Promarker and added Wisk of Stella for glitter. The feathers are brushed with a pink DI. The sentiment is stamped and I used red for the YOU.
Grey DI used for the stenciled backgrond. A die cut red heart, a left over from a MB hearts border die, was attached with foam.




This card is for:
Allsorts - #454 Love Is In The Air
Color Throwdown - #479
City Crafter Challenge - #398 Light As Feather

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Washi tape

Saturday means the start of a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week we want you to include some washi tape on your creation.

Crabby dog is one of my favorite images, so I decided to use him again, this time for a thank you card, along with some stamps from Lawn Fawn, a strip of washi tape and a chevron MB die.

This card is also for:
Craftaholics R Us - #6 Thank You Cards
Get Creative Challenges - #66 Use ribbon or Washi tape
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #100 Thank You

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sending love Owl

I made a card using stamps from three different stamp sets and brands. I kept to mainly red and grey with a hint of brown and orange to color the owl's beek and the tree branch.
I have used the owl mainly for Christmas cards, but I also think he works for Valentine and cards for special friends.


This card is for:
Try It On Tuesday - Love Is In The Air
Cards in Envy - Love you so much
AAA - #108 Love
The Paper Players - Valentine
 

Monday, February 5, 2018

My first bottle tag


It's my turn to show an "Anything but a card" project over at Catch the Bug. I've wanted to try and make a bottle tag for a while, and this is my first attempt of such a project. My starting point and inspiration was the DP and I chose an image I felt suited the busy pattern. This is a more fussy and detailed design than most of I've made lately, but I had lots of fun using left over bits and bobs from my stash, like the bow, the banner, the little rose and the butterfly.

This is also for:
Pile It On - 3D Embellishments
Crafty Calendar - 2 or More Layers
Fussy and Fancy - #204 Fussy & Fancy

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Rottweiler trio

Over at Catch the Bug we have a new sketch challenge for you. I chose to use featuring Rottweiler trio blocks for my card.

 
I cut the images apart and mounted the on foam. 2 DPs,  3  enamel dots and 2 stamped birthday greetings.

This card is also for:
Simply Papercraft - #54 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - #453 Three Of A Kind (3 dogs 3 enamel dots, 3 of the same word "gratulerer")
Cute Card Thursday - #515 Anything Goes

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Valentine monsters

I've sent my heart month cards off to Christina Hor for her "Cards for Little Hearts" drive - you can read more about it here. This card was one of them. I used a Bugaboo image, a Stamploration stencil (a gift from Mimi) with pink DOx ink and sentiment and envelopes stamps from Lawn Fawn. As a contrast to the pink I decided to give the happy monsters blue colors. It was a quick card to make.

This card is for:
Shopping Our Stash - #339 - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Sweet Stampin -Valentine's/Love
Always Fun Challenges - #43 MONSTERS OR FAIRIES

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    A red car for Christmas

    Finally. A Christmas card made. I treated myself to the fun car die set from Tim Holtz before Christmas, I made a couple of last minute cards with it, but didn't blog them. This card is fresh out of my craft room.

    I made the background with a blue Distress Oxide ink. I used my most used stamp set, and also my favorite one, from Hero Arts, stamping the the snowflakes and the tree line with white ink also from Hero Arts. Then I stamped the trees a second time with green DI. Another favorite used on this card is the dymo sentiment teamed up with a die cut Merry from the die set used. I love all my stitched dies, here I've used a hill one. And I finally got to use one of my much loved, but oh so tricky to use washi tapes.

    This card is for:
    Rudolph Days challenge - January
    Try It On Tuesday - Fire and Ice
    Allsorts - Old Favourites
    My Time to Craft - Transport
    Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas

    Saturday, January 27, 2018

    Enjoy your day and eat a lot of cake

    Saturday is here and today I'm going to do exactly what I want to, I have no fixed plans for today, nothing that must be done or fixed. Oh joy! The only thing I have on  list it to publish this card for the latest challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week we have a photo for you. I picked inspiration from the shape of the umbrella and made my own sunray background.


    The doggie is colored with Promarkers, I attached it to a strip of vellum with an embossed sentiment saying "Enjoy your day and eat a lot of cake". White string from my stash.

    This card is also for:
    Alphabet Challenge - V for Vellum
    Shopping Our Stash - #338 You say it's your Birthday!
    Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    OLC Cute, Colors and Love

    I don't usually make (m)any Valentine's or loved themed cards but I' going to make a few this year and send the off to Christina Hor for her "Cards for Little Hearts" drive - you can read more about it here. I also made this card with 3 challenges in mind the are all mentioned below.
    I made a one layer and used a stamp that came free with a magazine a few years ago. It hadn't seen ink yet, but now that I have a stamping platform it's so much easier to use stamps of any quality - I believed I inked this up 5 times.
    The sentiment is put together with 3 stamps from different sets.
    The colors are subtle also IRL, but even more so in the photo. I sponged and splattered a blue DI and used an orange and grey one and watercolored the image.

    This card is for:
    Color Throwdown - #477
    The Paper Players - CAS Love Notes
    Less Is More - OLC Cute

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Love pup

    I don't usually make (m)any Valentine's cards or loved themed cards. But I've got many papers and images for this, so I thoght I'd make a few and send them over to Christina Hor for her "Cards for Little Hearts" drive - you can read more about it here.
    The adorable pup is from Bugaboo and I used envelope stamps from my new Lawn Fawn set. The paper I've had for a few years and I'm not exactly sure of the brand.
    I was inspired by the sketch over at Sunday Stamps.


    This card is for:
    Sunday Stamps - #170 Sketch
    Dream Valley Challenges - #171 LOVE
    Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes or Thank You

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    Two cards with the same feather stamp

    Today I have two cards to share, the reason for this being that they will be entered into the new Twofer Card Challenge, where you have to use the same product to make cards for two different occasions. The first challenge is abot feathers. I used an older feather stap from a Fiskars set.

     Card 1 - Thank you
    I teamed up the feather with stamps from a, to me, new stamp set from Lawn Fawn I just couldn't resist. I subtly brushed grey and pink ink to the ground and added only a tiny bit of color, the red heart on the envelope and their yellow beeks. I used a black pen to draw the lines to sort of frame the scene.

    This card is also for:
    Pile It On - #138 Thank You and or/ Shades of Black & White + Optional Pop of color
    Daring Cardmakers - Black, White, Pop
    Moving along with the Times - #63 CAS
    Sparkles Forum Challenges - #100 Thank You

    Card 2 - Best wishes
    As per challenge requirement I used the same feather stap, but this time with a "best wishes" sentiment for a birthday card.
    I also went with layers and used a DP, but no colors.  The frame is staped and I used a gel pen to add some white detailing.
    I don't know if you'll agree, but I feel this card is slightly more on the mascline side and I opted for a vintage look.

    This card is also for:
    The Male Room - #77- Vintage
    Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes Cards only
    Crafty Catz - #400 Anything Goes option/Males Birthday

      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