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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

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Birthday balloons

    Hi! Not too many posts from me lately, since my break it feels like a card takes ages to make.
    Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and as soon as I saw it I was thinking of balloons, so on they went along with an image colored ages ago, called Cat Rat Birthday.
    I don't typically use much green on my non-Christmas cards, but here there's a lot.
     
    This card is also for:
    Craft Rocket Challenges - #42 Birthday Or Pretty Pinks
    Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
    Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Wizardry

    I've made a birthday card using Halloween inspired colors (see photo) and merging two images from the Bugaboo store:  Magical Tidbits Bookshelf and Wizardry Wizard 06.

    I made the backgrond keeping the paper in the die while sponging. When that was done I used a stencil anda brush to add some more color to allow the pattern so be subtle and still visible.
    I added a birthday greeting and sequin stars.

    This card is also for:
    Pile It On - #135 Fantasy
    Creatalicious Challenges - Make Your own Background
    Addicted to Stamps and More - # 261 Make Your Mark
    YNS Challenges - #74 Colors/Inspirational Photo

      Monday, September 25, 2017

      Shaker gift card box

      Monday is 'Anything but a card' day over at Catch the Bug.
      I like to make card box holders, they are useful for gifts, and this time I used Mouse Hearts.
      I die cut a frame, added acetate and red and silver stars. The banners are also die cut as well as the snowflake added to the circle.
      For a bit of shimmer I used WoS on the hearts as well as red mirri card for the panels.

      This is also for:
      Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes 
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #15 Anything Christmas Goes
      Come and Get It - Anything Goes



        Sunday, September 24, 2017

        I'm back - with a Christmas card

        Hi there! It's been roughly a month since I last posted anything and I've been pretty much absent in blogland. I'm allright, nothing serious but just had a bit too much on my plate to be able to make anything, post or visit. But now I'm ready.

        Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and I used Chibi snowman for my card (it will be added to the store soon).


        This card is also for:
        ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sketch
        Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
        Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes

        Monday, August 21, 2017

        Penguins and polar bear

        I'm continuing to make Christmas cards, I prefer to have them ready and made well in advance. For this card I was inspired by the bottom right card over at Muse Christmas Visions, using penguins and the placement og the circle shape on the background.

        The penguins and polar bear came free with a magazine. The snowflake wreath is a Magnolia stamp. My favorite embellies, sequins, here in the shape of snowflakes, add a bit of shine, which is what I love about sequins. The sentiment is Hero Arts. I made the background with blue and black DI. The snowhills are made with Poppy dies.

        This card is for:
        Muse Christmas Visions - #83
        City Crafter Challenge - #375 You Don't Bring Me Flowers
        Christmas Card Challenges - Blue + White Snowflakes
        As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Embellishment (sequins)

        Saturday, August 19, 2017

        Rose in vase



        As from today Catch the Bug is back to normal schedule with daily posts. Today starts a new challenge and it's bingo time.
        I played with a rose in vase image, printed it quite large, almost the length of an A2 size card. I colored it with promarkers and added gloss to the vase. The paper is from a Christmas collection. Added string and a birthday sentiment.

        This card is also for:
        Simply Create Too - Use Flowers

        Monday, August 14, 2017

        CASE Christmas card

        I love my new stamp set from Inkadinkado and here's another version with the bauble bird. The hollies and sentiment are from the same set, the two other baubles and little bows are from Lawn Fawn. The green textured glitter tape was a gift from Mimi - thank you! I was inspired by the top right card over at Muse Christmas Visions:

        This card is for:
        Muse Christmas Visions - #83
        Addicted to Stamps and More - # 254 CAS
        Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

        Saturday, August 12, 2017

        Holly and bird ornament

        Another Christmas card done.
        I used a holly Tim Holtz stencil, started off by adding white ink, then layered on some green. White liquid enamel dots.
        The stamps used are new to me, they're from a set from Inkadinkado. Cut the panel with a wonky stitched die from MFT.
        Finished the card off by adding as gingham ribbon bow.

        This card is for:
        Winter Wonderland - Use Ribbon, Twine or Lace
        Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
        The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

        Friday, August 11, 2017

        Farm animals

        Happy Friday! 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 used my Promarkers to color the image and cut an oval frame of kraft and a fence. A flower and some leaf. The background is made of one DP, but to mix thepatterns even more I cut  into squares and placed them at random. One I had done that I cut the panel with my wonk stitched border die.

        This card is for:
        Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
        Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
        Simply Papercraft - #49 Anything Goes  

        Tuesday, August 8, 2017

        Crazy birds and Distress Oxides

        My crazy birds deserved to get aired again, so out they came, or at least three of them. I stamped them a bit random and over the edge on a 'mop up' background made with DOx. I just colored in a few details of the birds with a peachy brownish marker to keep in sync with the earthly peach like colors of the base. I used a white gel pen to color their eyes. The sentiment came free with a magazine. I used my wonky stitched die from MFT to cut the panel.

        This card is for:
        Glitter n Sparkle - #251 Monochrome
        Moving along with the times - #51 Things that fly

        Sunday, August 6, 2017

        Party pigs!

        Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug.

        I decided to go with the image Party pig trio and making it a birthday shaker card with round and balloon shaped sequins. I used stitched oval dies to make the frame and that cool purple piece of burlap paper was gievn to me by Mimi - thanks!

        This card is also for:
        Craft Rocket Challenges - #40 Animal Kingdom
        Crafty Gals Corner - #134 Celebrate
        Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes