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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Chaos - CAS & Elf

Today is the third day of the week long Holiday Chaos event over at Catch the Bug.


Today is about making something 'as clean as snow', that means making something without DP. My card features a new release image colored with promarkers, decorative tape and die cut /dymo sentiment.

This card is also for:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday
Crafter's Cafe - #162 Christmas and/or Birthday
Allsorts - #392 Clean & Simple

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Chaos Tag with red and white stripes

Today is the third day of the week long Holiday Chaos event over at Catch the Bug.



Today is about making a tag with red and white stripes. I used Spellbinders dies to make the tag base and panels.
The image is part of the prize set that can be won for this event. It comes with different elements to place in Santa's hand, here I chose the list. Image is colored with Promarkers.
Lace and eyelet from stash.


This tag is also for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #71 Anything but a card
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
Open-Minded Challenges - #11 Christmas/Hanukkah

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A week of Holiday Chaos - Bugaboo sketch

For the second day of the week long Holiday Chaos event over at Catch the Bug we have a sketch:





I've used some of my older Christmas papers and one of the newer Bugaboo images. This sweet elf comes in different variations in the store. Coloring with Promarkers and I used frantage and a snowpen to make the snow. A die cut scallop border, lace, string, a die cut snowflake and a pearl, and voilà.



This card is also for:
Moving along with the Times - #34 Anything Goes With Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #86 - Anything Christmas
Creative Knockouts ¨- #170 Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos - All that sparkles

Today starts the week long Holiday Chaos event over at Catch the Bug.

For day 1 the theme is "All that sparkles".
I've used silver glitter paper, silver mirri card for the die cut half circle with stars and holographic snowflake sequins. I also added glitter glue to the stars on the image. Image colored with Promarkers. The sentiment says "Christmas hugs" in Norwegian. This card with the little Harry Potter look-alike will go to my nephew Noah. I'll post it, it's extra special to get it in the mailbox with stamp and all.


This card is also for:
Christmas with the Cuties - Anything Cute & Christmassy
TIME OUT Challenges - #71 Christmas With An Optional Twist Of Glitter/Shimmer
Addicted to Stamps and More - #222 Make Your Mark
Crafty Creations - #329 Christmas

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reindeer in wreath

When I saw this sketch over at Sunday Stamps I flipped it and  I roughly knew what items I wanted to use:


I mounted an embossed woodgrain panel onto the kraft card base. Made a square with a Spellbinders die and some musical notes DP. The Hero Arts die cut wreath got punched greeneries decorated with little gold stars and red and gold pearls made with pearl pens. The deer is made with a die from Kort&Godt and I heat embossed with a mix of brown and bronze EP. When everything was put together I added white frantage and the sticker post mark.

This card is for:
Sunday Stamps - #140 Sketch
Christmas Card Challenges - #50 Anything Goes Christmas
Allsorts - #391 Anything Christmas

Friday, November 25, 2016

Bugaboo Freebie

Today I've got a card to show you featuring this week's Freebie Friday image-  you can pick it up at no cost in the Bugaboo store.

I colored the cropped image with Promarkers, added glitter glue, WoS and glossy accent and framed it with a frame made with Memory Box stitched heart dies. T he DP is from Maja Design, I cut of the center part to make 2 layers of tge same paper. I machine stitched around the edges.

Wishing you alll a great weekend!

    This card is also for:
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
    Die Cuttin' Divas - #293 Anything Goes
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - #169 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
    Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything goes

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Angel with vellum wings

    I made this card with two challenges in mind- Always use Rubber and Time Out.

    The stamps I've used are an angel one from Kort&Godt, but since her wings weren't very visible I used other stamps (brand unknown) to make wings with vellum and white EP. I cut around the head the get the wings inserted and tucked behind her head. The sentiment on the tag is from a Hero Arts set and the background is a Tim Holtz one.

    I was inspired by this photo:

    I usually find photo challenges quite difficult as I can't seem to concentrate on just a couple of things. But with this card it was quite easy. First, pink paper, gessoed and stamped with the angel.  Dies chosen as they came to mind seeing the shape of the pink bench. Additional wings as above the bench. The white ribbon with roses, as in the photo, to add some more embellishment, along with the white seambinding ribbon and tag. And the pearl string.
    Then I tried to mount the die cut panels onto a plain white card base. I thought it didn't work, looked bland. Then I tried an embossed snowflakes background. Too messy. Then, as seeing the pattern on the mirror in the photo I thought of my Tim Holtz stamp. I chose to keep the wooden like look by using kraft paper and heat embossing with white EP.
    This was a fun card to make, I had flow and found everything I needed to use quite easily - which isn't always the case...

    So this card is for:
    TIME OUT Challenges - #70 Photo Challenge
    Always Use Rubber - #4 Things with wings 

    Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Bingo challenge

    This week's challenge over at Catch the Bug is BINGO. Here's the board:



    I chose the row of Brown + Ribbon + Bugaboo image. The image was colored with Promarkers and fussy cut.
    I attached it to a snowflake embossed panel covered with white and gold frantage and some die cut pine branches with gesso for snow.
    I added  brown organza ribbon and die cut snowflakes with pearls. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP.


    This card is also for:
    I love Promarkers - #322 No Patterned Paper
    Crafty Creations - #328 Animals
    Crafty Gals Corner - #98 Any Holiday

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Card Kit Swap with Nonni and Marina - We're preparing for Christmas #3


    I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each month one of us sends the other two identical kits and we make 4 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
    I made the kit this time, it contained 2 patterned papers, 2 embossed panels (Tim Holtz EFs), a stamped snowman (North Star stamps), various small stamped and die cut images (Hero Arts), a die cut wreath (Hero Arts), reindeer (Kort&Godt) and children (Kaboks). None of us have included sentiments before, but I did add some die cut and DYMO made ones I love to use myself.

    Here's a photo of the kit:




    Card #1: Snowman
    The image and sentiment are from my kit. I colored the image using Promarkers. I masked it and sponged the background with blue DI. Then I added drops of water and dried them gently off to make the snow. A die cut lamp post was used as well.
    This card is for: Sweet Stampers - #1 Christmas

     
     
     
     
    Card #2: Winter scene
    I used the embossed panel, wreath and stamped images from my kit. From my own stash I added stamped snowflakes and sentiments as well as some silver string.
    This card is for: Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Anything Christmas Goes 



     Card #3: Children
    I used the the embossed panel and design paper from my kit, as well as the die cut children. A  snowflake (Marianne die) and a button onto which I attached a tag and sentiment and there's some of that silver string again.The DP is cut using a stitched frame die from Dienamics.
    This card is for: Brown Sugar - #224 Anything Goes




    Card #4: Reindeer
    The DP, reindeer and sentiment are all from the kit. I've held on to some pearl swirls for so long and decided now was the time to use one. I also added some stamped and die cut pine branches.
    This card is for: Christmas Card Challenges - #48 Glitter
    Posts with more than one card tend to be heavy and difficult to comment on, but I'd love to hear what card is our favorite and why. I promise - no hard feelings at all, I appreciate an honest feedback:)

    Candy troll

    This is my project showing one of the new images you can find in the Bugaboo store later today - a cute little troll.

    I'm behind on my gift tags so I decided to add one to my stash with this image. Each year I tell myself that next year I'm going to make my own tags. Maybe this will be the  year? We'll see, I do struggle making something with such limited space...

    I colored the image using Promarkers and a silver gel pen, and the candies got a coat of glossy accent. I kept it all really simple, just adding a piece of ribbon, lace and string.

    This tag is also for:
    Come and Get It - Ribbon or Twine
    Glitter n Sparkle - #214 Anything Goes
    Crafty Catz - #346 Anything Goes
    Winter Wonderland - Add Ribbon/Lace

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    Lady in Venice

    As some of you might know I used to participate in the Twofers' challenges. The team is back but with a new blog called "Always Use Rubber". Their third challenge is DESTINATIONS and my beloved lady in Venice stamp got to see ink yet again.

    There where a few mishaps here, which, hopefully, you might think was part of the plan from the start:) I had started to color in the image, giving the lady a grey dress and hat. As I wanted to move some of my smaller Distress inks to another part of m desk to get more room I lost the red one over the image and there were lots of red ink in the bottom right corner. So I added more, with a little pink mixed in and water...

    I used a panel of patterned paper, had intended to make it cover the whole front, cut it wrong, so went with a sketch inspiration instead (you can see the sketch here, but I can't enter my card in the challenge as it isn't CAS).

    I stamped the white card base with some stamps from Panduro and silver ink. I also added some onto the image. A pink rose was attached to the hat, three pearls, machine stitching and voilà.


    This card is for:
    Always Use Rubber- #3 Destinations
    Cards und More - # 171 Girls, Girls, Girls
    Crazy 4 Challenges - #362 Sewing related

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Elf and baubles

    This is my card showing one of the new images you can find in the Bugaboo store today - a cute little elf.

    I colored the image with mainly green and purple Promarkers and a silver gel pen.
    I stamped a few snowflakes in silver (they're not easy to spot on this photo), added glossy accent to the baubles, frantage and glitter for snow.
    The papers used are green and purple, the same as the main colors used for the image.
    Three snowflake sequins and pearls, a sentiment, and that was it.

    This card is also for:
    Christmas Cards All Year Round - Santa and/or Elf
    Crafty Catz - #345 Anything Goes with a twist: Add Snowflakes
    Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Stockings

    This week's challenge over at Catch the Bug is ANYTHING GOES. And since Christmas is approaching - quickly - I took the opportunity to make a Christmas card.

    This image was colored up with Promarkers and fussy cut. I attached it to a Hero Arts die cut wreath- - brown paper, white gesso and frantage was used. I used some left over papers to punch the pine branches and also added some old poinsettia stickers. I mounted it all to die cut Spellbinders frames and a snow embossed background.


    I got back from holiday on Sunday, but Mr Mojo got delayed. I haven't caught up on all of your blogs yet, but I'll get it to it, I'm still around:)

    This card is also for:

    Addicted to Stamps and More - #218 Holiday
    The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
    Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Snowman - New release

    This is a scheduled post to show you one of the new images you can find in the Bugaboo store today.

    I colored the image with Promarkers in shades of grey.

    I wanted to use some of my more neglected dies, here are two shapes which I combined together to make a frame. I always admire Donna's (Creative Smiles) ability to use her dies in so many creative ways. I know I didn't do a revolutionary thing here with my dies, but I was inspired by Donna's work when making this silver frame and wanted to share that with you.

    I added a doily underneath it and attached it all to a fully covered card front with a DP from Bo Bunny.

    A piece of ribbon and string for the metal charm with the Christmas sentiment and a die cut snowflake in the opposite corner.

    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Go nuts

    My post is scheduled to inform you about the new Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug. This week it's a COLOR challenge - take a look:


    I used to try and avoid color challenges, but they have grown on me. I have certain "go to" color schemes, but color challenges help me try other ones for variation. This autumn inspired one was really fun and I made a rather clean and simple card using a squirrel image from Bugaboo, a leftover piece of DP cut with a scalloped border die, and a fun felt embellishment from my blogfriend, Monika of Creative with Monika. Thanks!


    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Chandelier

    The Twofers team is back - but with a new blog called "Always Use Rubber". Their first challenge is "It's not all black and white" and a photo.

    For my card I used a paper from Authentique with the colors much like the bird. For anything else I used black and white papers and black ink. The chandelier stamp is from a set from Inkadinkado, the sentiment was a freebie and the script background is made with a stamp from Glitz. I used dies from Spellbinders and Dienamics, bling and lace from my stash.

    This card is for:
    Always Use Rubber- It's not all black and white
    Creative With Stamps Challenge - #7 Sentiment
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - #166 Vintage + A Sentiment
    Cardz 4 Galz - #33 Use At Least One Die

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Sketch and Cowboy

    It's time for an new Stella Says challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is the sketch we're playing with this fortnight.
    http://api.ning.com/files/sBKqczAM5hIZDmjyphBVLbgt*4bvSMiXawvtRYR7ysgd02JkjZ4GD3RYGbrG6PZ3N1fnIlAkCtbCj*JbIZTCdz*xocQurVFU/SSS2016416October162016.pngThere are so many possibilities with this one. I kept close to the layout and shapes, using a retired cowboy image (but there are still plenty of other cowboy images to find in the store), colored with Promarkers.
    I chose a DP I found to fit the style of his shirt and I added string and a cowboy hat charm from my stash. I stamped a simple birthday greeting. All edges are inked with walnut DI. Stitched dies used (Lan Fawn and Dienamics). Hope you'll play along!


    This card is also for:
    Crafty Catz - #342 All Tied Up
    Dream Valley Challenges - For the Boys
    Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Fall and lots of texture

    This is my second post today. For my card kit swap post with Nonni and Marina please see the post below this one...

    Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug:

    I colored the image, Fall Fence, with Distress Inks, and chose the row of ribbon+fabric+button. Theres's lots of texture on my card: the jeans like ribbon, the burlap paper, a felt leaf sent to me by Monika (thanks!) and embossed paper. I made a mini tag with sentiment and a button. Flowers from my stash and a semi hidden tag. It's a card that is more embellished than the other ones I've made lately, but I had fun making it.

    This card is also for:
    The Crafty Addicts - #26 Anything Goes/Autumn Colors
    Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
    Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

    Card Kit Swap with Nonni and Marina - We're preparing for Christmas #2

    I'm doing a "Card Kit Swap" with Nonni of Nonni's Handmade Cards and Marina of My Perfect Life. Each month one of us sends the other two identical kits and we make 4 cards each using mainly the same supplies, but we can add some of our own stash too as we're keeping it really simple, fun and stress-free. 
    It was Marina's turn to make a kit and she chose the theme of "Cute Christmas". Her kit contained 4 patterned papers, 1 acectate paper with snowflakes, 3 stamped images, one metal and one wooden embellishment. A cute kit - here's a photo of it:



    Card #1: Girl with presents
    The image and patterned paper are from Marina's kit. I colored the image using Promarkers, masked it and sponged with blue DI and added some white frantage for snow, along wit red sequins from my stash.
    I used some gold bronze corrugated from my own supplies, die cut a lamp post with a MB die and heat set it with embossing powder to get an aged look. I also used a banner die for the sentiment.
    This card is for: I love Promarkers - #319 Anything Goes



    Card #2: Dog
    I used 2 patterned papers from the kit (the border is cut from a DP) along with the image and metal charm. I water colored the image using Distress inks.I used Dienamics dies to make the frame and the panel was a leftover piece from Nonni's Christmas set in September. I cut a banner and stamped a Christmas greeting.
    This card is for: The Merry Christmas Challenge - Sentiment


    Card #3: Penguin
    I used the acetate paper and went with a shaker design, using snow glitter and sequins from my stash. Colored the image  and added glossy accent on the balloon. The sentiment is cut with fun foam and I also used my Dymo. Added a doily behind the glittered panel.
    This card is for: Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Glitter and Sparkle


    Card #4: Wooden tree
    I used what was left of the acetate paper and the tree, which I heat embossed with gold EP and attched to a franatge covered tag. Stitched around the edges, added lots of texture with a fun foam cut sentiment, string, lace and pearls from my stash. Added the panel onto a snowflake embossed background.
    This card is for: Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes+





    And here's a photo of all of them together:





    Sunday, October 9, 2016

    Christmas card with pink

    Two weeks ago I went to a craft fair and bought a Christmas stamp and die set from Hero Arts. I made three cards in blues and silver (post here) and I said I wanted to try the stamps with pink too.
    When I saw the color challenge over at ColorQ it seemed to be the perfect time to do so, and also Nonni's choice of theme for Inkspirational, using 5 stamps or more. I believe I used 9 different ones (2 snowflakes, 3 different tree stamps, the snowman and the sentiment, one with script from the same set and also one from another brand). I used just one pink inkpad - DI picked raspberry, but I achieved the two toned effect by stamping two times before reapplying ink.
    Those of you who visit me regularly know I'm no one layer card maker, but I made one, completely voluntarily too! I only added 3 bling because I thought my card lacked some sparkle.


    This card is for:
    ColourQ - #362 Color Inspiration
    Inkspirational - #119 Use 5 Stamps
    Addicted to Stamps and More - #215 CAS


    Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    World Animal Day

    Hello! I'm here to show you my DT card for Humor me Wednesday over at Catch the Bug, featuring an image called Autumn Critter Stack 02. I chose yesterday's World Animal Day as theme.

    I went with a clean design and some watercoloring. I haven't invested in any real watercolors yet, but I use my Distress Ink pads, stamp them onto an acryllic bloc, add water and use a brush - it works for me. I used my brush to add some splatters too.
    I added the panel onto orange card stock, mounted it onto burlap DP as a frame and machine stitched with white thread. The sentiment was part of a freebie set that came with a magazine recently.

    This card is also for:
    Inky Chicks - #73 Animals
    Cards in Envy - Frame (burlap paper frame)
    ABC Challenge - Q is for Quick

    Sunday, October 2, 2016

    CMD - Challenge 8

    I normally don't make this many cards in one day - this is my fourth - but a Norwegian card making magazine and website- Ett Trykk - is having 12 challenges for yesterday's Card Making Day and they are closing later today. I'm not going to do all 12, but I'd love to make a couple more, they're all such inspiring cards to CASE. A requirement is to use products from Norsk Stempelblad (my sentiment).

    This card is for challenge number  and here's the card to CASE:


    I used a bird, allready stamped and cut since a while back. I die cut a fence for it (Marianne die) and used a flower and leaves branch die (Memory Box), cut with both black and newsprint DP. The background paper is from Authentique. Added dots with a black pen around all the edges. Bling and pearls from stash.

    This card is for:
    Ett Trykk - CMD #8
    Crafty Catz - #340 Birds of a Feather
    4 Crafty Chicks - #318 Anything Goes & Crazy Egg
    Just Add Ink - #331 Just Add Wings

    CMD - Challenge 2

    This is my third post today, a Norwegian card making magazine and website- Ett Trykk - is having 12 challenges for yesterday's Card Making Day and they are closing later today. All challenges are about CASEing cards, there's only one other requirement and that is to use products from Norsk Stempelblad.

    This card is for challenge number 2 and here's the card to CASE:


    I used golden colors for my card, but the rest is pretty much the same as the CASE card.
    I've had the flower in my stash for a few years, a treasured item I wanted to use for the right occasion. Lace was bought on a trip abroad. A die cut swirl (Marianne die), 3 pearls and a sentiment from Norsk Stempelblad.


    This card is for:
    Ett Trykk -  CMD #2
    Sparkles Forum Challenges - #84 Real Lace and Pearls
    Inkspirational - #118 Glamour 

    CMD - challenge 5

    I might get quite a few cards posted today, depending on whether or not my crafting mojo will stick around or not...
    A Norwegian card making magazine and website- Ett Trykk - is having 12 challenges for yesterday's Card Making Day and they are closing later today. All challenges are about CASEing cards, there's only one other requirement and that is to use products from Norsk Stempelblad - which is the sentiment on my card, cut with a stitched circle die from Mamory Box.

    This card is for challenge number 5 and here's the card to CASE:


    I was inspired by both the layout and colors, just adding in a few browns. I used an image of two boys and decided to replace the doily with a die cut wreath using a new to me Hero Arts die. Papers are from Maja Designs and I also used a freebie one.  I cut the leaves with a Memory Box die. String, flowers ad a pearl from my stash.

    This card is for:
    Ett Trykk - CMD #5
    Craftaholics R Us - #3 Any Birthday Card or Tag
    Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts - #25 Anything Goes/Patterned Paper

    CMD - challenge 4

    This is my second post today, a Norwegian card making magazine and website- Ett Trykk - is having 12 challenges for yesterday's Card Making Day and they are closing later today. All challenges are about CASEing cards, there's only one other requirement and that is to use products from Norsk Stempelblad.

    This card is for challenge number 4 and here's the card to CASE:

    A fun layout to work with indeed. I used stamps from Norsk Stempelblad, left over papers and an image from Doctor Digis, colored up with Promarkers a while ago.

    This card is for:
    Ett Trykk - CMD #4
    Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #365 Spots and/or Stripes (I used spots)
    Brown Sugar – - #218 Anything Goes