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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




        Thursday, August 3, 2017

        Poinsettia stencil - take 2

        Some of you might remember that I  showed a stenciled poinsettia card last week, with inlaid sentiment, liquid pearls and sequins (you can see the card here) and grey and pink colors.

        For this card I used the same cencept and materials, but in traditional Christmas colors andwith a different layout.

        It's a quick card to make, and I'll probably make even more of these with variations in colors or layout.

        This card is for:
        ABC Christmas Challenge - ,- "P", "Q" or "R" -People,Quick, Red (Quick and red)
        Sparkles Forum Christmas - #79 A Festive Sentiment
        Shopping Our Stash - #314 Countdown To Christmas

        Sunday, July 30, 2017

        Sketch and masculine Christmas card

        Crafting wise I'm in Christmas mode and mood and so I made another Christmas card, this time with my favorite item for this season - reindeers. I was inspired by a sketch and making it masculine.

        I used non traditional colors. Deer stamp is a wood mounted one from Penny Black. I added ribbon with a gold bell and a snowflake metal picee I received from Mervi (thanks!).

        This card is for:
        Tuesday Morning Sketches - #412 Sketch
        Penny Black and more - July - For the boys
        Cardz 4 Guyz - #174 Christmas in July

        Saturday, July 29, 2017

        Pink Christmas card

        Today starts a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this week it's time for a RECIPE challenge:  Use 3 Layers, Scallops & Hot Pink

        I used a DP with lots of pink baubles and glitter paper which is a really hot and sprakly pink. I cut a scalloped border, a frame for the image and a label for the sticker sentiment. I added pink ribbon and used pink DI and Promarkers for the image.

        This card is also for:
        Rudolph Days - July
        Sparkles Forum Christmas - #78 An Ornament
        Crafting By Designs - Christmas
        The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #11 Anything Christmas Goes


        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