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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bingo with puppies and balloons

I have made this card for this week's Bingo challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the row of die/punch + sentiment + texture.

I used two images - Birthday Puppies and balloons from the Birthday Unicorn set - colored with Promarkers. There's a black die cut circle, a DP I've had for ages, a scrap of cardboard and a sentiment cut from a paper. And I couldn't resist adding the nevenly stitched line.

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps - Balloons/Bunting/Presents
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday + option of Balloons
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Option Of Vibrant Colours
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #201 Happy Birthday

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Levi's 3rd Birthday card

My youngest nephew, Levi, will turn 3 this summer and this will be my card for him. The little one in the photo looks pretty much like Levi.

I really struggle with my creativity lately, it seems I've hardly made anything, just been moving bits and bobs, changed DPs and what not. Almost nothing got glued to become a card.But I managed to make this, with a few scraps, a border with spots, cardboard, cheesecloth and washi tape. I added a bit of white splatter and a stamped birthday greeting.

This card is for:
Shopping Our Stash - #350 Yo, dude
Fussy and Fancy - #209 - Add a sentiment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Goofy snowman

There's a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my inspiration card. 

 
I used an image from Goofy Snowmen set and colored it with Promarkers. The DPs are a random selecion from my stash and scraps. I've used the envelope from Lawn Fawn again, it seems to appear on most of my cards lately. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.

This card is also for:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #380 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Snowman
C.R.A.F.T. - #463 Christmas

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Unicorns

I have made this card for this week's Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug, the theme this week being Rainbows/Unicorns.

I used the image Unicorn Believe Blocks colored with Promarkers and cut it into separate pieces. The background I made with DI colors to pick up the ones from the image there's yellow, pink and purple. I also added a few flower shaped sequins in pink and silver with pink gem stones I've had for ages.

This card is also for:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #287 Make Your Mark

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

I’m so happy to be guest designer for Twofer Card Challenge and I’ve made two cards for the theme of pets. The cards need to be for different occasions and with different designs, and you’ll need to use the same image or die for both cards. You can read more about the rules here. I used the same cat image, one from Penny Black. For the birthday card I kept the whole image and added an extra layer on the flowers, for my Christmas version I fussy cut the cat.

Card 1 -  Birthday Card (to the left)
I cut the image with a tag die and added lace and string.  I added a piece of washi tape, some flowers and staped a few paw prints. This card is also for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes / Spring Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - #397 Flowers

Card 2 - Christmas Card (to the right)
I made the background using a stamp from Tim Holtz and an embossing folder with falling snow. A few die cuts, along with some sequins and a sticker sentiment. This card is also for:
Get Creative Challenges - #68 NO PATTERN PAPER
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #26 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bird in the wood

I have made this card for this week's Anything Goes challenge over at Catch the Bug. One ore card for my Christas collection.

I used an older image, colored with Promarkers and fussy cut. I used tree and envelope stamps from two different Lawn Fawn sets, my stitched hills dies and my own made stencil for the clouds. I also added some white splatter, it shows IRL but no so much in the photo.

This card is also for:
ABC Christmas Challenge - H for Hats
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #49 Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #438 Animals 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Special Delivery

I have far less Christmas cards made than usual for this time of year, and I need to start building up my stash. So for my "Oldie but Goodie" card over at Catch the Bug I used the image Penguin snowflake, colored with Promarkers and a white gel pen.
The envelope is made with a Lawn Fawn stamp and the sentiment came free with a magazine.
I made a cloudy sky with my own made stencil and cut the panel with a wonky stitched die. Two DPs and a die cut snowflake. It's a non fussy and postage friendly card.

This card is for:
Sparkles Forum Christmas - #87 Feature a Creature
Winter Wonderland – ANIMALS
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #378 Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, April 2, 2018

Enjoying a glass of champagne

Back from holiday and I finally felt I had a bit of mojo to create a card. The image and stamped sentiment are both from Penny Black, I purchased some of their sets only a few weeks ago. Love the cat enjoing a glass of bubbly while taking a bath.
I also added a sentiment cut from a DP. The backgrond paper is from the same paper pad as the sentiment -  Kaisercraft.
I machine stitched a double line using white thread.

This card is for:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Show us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes
Moving along with the Times - #68 Food & Or Drink


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rose Watering Can

I have made this card for this week's Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug, it's a photo inspiration this time.


I used the image Rose Watering Can and teamed it up wit( some favorite DPs, lace, die cut leaves, flowers, pearls and a wooden butterfly button. I left out a sentiment to keep the card more versatile.

This card is also for:
Dream Valley Challenges - #175 SPRING COLOURS
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - #15 - Spring / Easter

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sketch, scraps tails and birthday

There's a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and this is my inspiration card. 
 
I used the image Kidz boy puppy and colored it with Promarkers.  The DPs were leftover ones. It's been a while since I last machine stitched, so I zigzag'ed with silver thread arond the edges and made a birthday sentiment with my Dymo.

This card is also for:
Sweet Stampin - Use Up Your Paper Scraps
Creatalicious Challenges - #135 Anything Goes + Birthday
Cardz 4 Guyz - #190 Things With Tails

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Frog Prince

I love green, but I'm no fan of it as a main color on my cards. I always think my green cards look different in photos than in real life. I still chose green as main color to make spring scene for my frog (or is he a prince?) from Bugaboo.
I believe all the papers are freeebie ones. I cut a treeline with a die from Marianne and stitched hills from Poppy. The card case is made with dies from Kort&Godt.
Mr Frog is colored with Promarkers and I used loose gold glitter on his crown.

This card is also for:
Allsorts #458 - Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes (The Frog Prince) Get Creative Challenges - #68 FANTASY, MYTHOLOGICAL
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #435 - Spring
Crafty Cardmakers - #207 GO GREEN 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

hero, dress, lady

This card came together quickly as no stamping and coloring were involved and I had already cut out this lady from a sheet with many retro and vintage style ladies.
The sentiment is cut from a DP with different sentiments, but I thought this one has something ‘womanly hero like’ about it and I also thought with today being the International Women’s day it would be suitable for this card.
The lamp post is cut with a Memory Box die and the star stencil is also from them.
Isn’t the lady’s dress amazing? It has a cut that would make me look gigantic, but I so love this feminine style from past times.

This card is for:
City Crafter Challenge - #402 Be Your Own HERO
Shopping Our Stash - #344 National Dress Day
Allsorts - #457 Ladies Only

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tag with Flower puppy

It's Monday and over at Catch the Bug that means we've got some "Anything but a card" inspiration for you.
I've been into dogs lately, Jodie has so many cute ones, this is Flower puppy and you can find him here.
He's colored up with Promarkers. All DPs are from Maja.


This tag is also for:
Challenge Up Your Life - #86 Tags
Crafty Calendar - Add a Tag or Make One
Eclectic Ellapu - Spring is Coming  

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Birthday pup and spots

For my card I've been inspired by the new sketch over at Catch the Bug. Jodie has many cute dog images in her Bugaboo shop, this one is part of the Birthday Puppies set.


I die cut the image to a circle shape. The spotted paper is a kind of olive green color, it ma look a bit brownish or kraft like in the photo. I stamped a birthday greeting in Norwegian and added a few sequins.

This card is also for:
Alphabet Challenge - Y IS FOR YOUR CHOICE
Cute Card Thursday - #519 Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - #9 Sequins
Crafty Gals Corner - #160 Anything Goes

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pride and Prejudice Peacock

Marina has started a challenge blog where the challenge theme will be related to a book - for her first challenge it is "Pride &Prejdice" and I'm inspired by the book cover.
Image result for pride and prejudice cover
I used what is probably my oldest - or one of the oldest - stamp sets from Panduro. I made a cicrle mask and stamped peacock, then the flowers and leaves. I colored the images with Promarkers and used blue DI in the circle. The green feathers of the peacock has WoS for sparkle.
The sentiment was part of a freebie set. I also added some beige liquid pearls.

This card is for:
The Library Challenge - Pride & Prejudice
Dream Valley Challenges - #173 THINGS WITH WINGS
Southern Girls - #178 Nature

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Flowers and dry embossing

This is one of my favorite stamps, a rubber wood mounted one from Penny Black. I stamped with white ink on kraft before I stamped a second time with lavender ink for the flowers and green for the leaves. The vase is stamped on grey paper, fussy cut and mounted on foam. Sentiment is also from Penny Black. For the dry embossed part I wanted to create a table cloth. So I used my sizzix big bird embossing folder and used the bird's chest and stomach region to make the table cloth. To the right of the card you can see the ef used.

This card is for
Less Is More - #365 CAS Dry Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - #206 FLORAL DELIGHT

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sassy gal

I have made this card for this week's Saturday challenge over at Catch the Bug, it's color inspiration time.


I used the image sassy gal shower and colored her with Promarkers. I used a bathtub stamp from Kanban and paper pieced the towel. The frame is a stamp I received from my blog friend, Monika of Creative with Monika (thanks!). The sentiment is in Norwegian.

This card is also for:
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes

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