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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

      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