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Friday, May 25, 2018

Balloon and monkey

This little monkey is the Bugaboo freebie this week.
I used a simple layout and made a quick card. 
I cut the image with a wonky stitched die, added a stamped sentiment and layered the panel onto a background of two DPs.
    This card is also for:
    Crafter's Cafe - #196 All Creatures Great and Small
    Send a Smile for Kids - Anything goes 4 Kids
    Crafty Gals Corner - #166 Anything Goes

      Monday, May 21, 2018

      Bride and groom

      I was inspired by the bookcover over at Marina's challenge and made this wedding card.
      Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. File this under "gorgeous novel." Perfect pick for Downton fans.
      My inspiration was the bride, the car, the colors and my DP had a banner printed on it - quite fitting. I used sand ink and a freebie stamp and held my breath while stamping as it was the last thing I added to my card. The image is from Stamping Bella, colored with Promarkers and lots of WoS on her dress.Several dies used and a paper from Maja.


      This card is for:
      The Library Challenge - Brideshead Revisited
      Crafty Friends Challenge - #84 Letter B is for... (bride) 

      Sunday, May 20, 2018

      Butterflies X 2

      Today I finished two cards for Twofer Card challenge where the theme is butterflies. My butterfly stamp is from Penny Black.


      Card 1 - Roses
      For this card I used a freebie set of Alternew roses. The butterflies are stamped with sand colored ink and I attached a pearl to each butterfly. The label is stamped and I chose an old looking paper.
      This card is also for:
      Allsorts - #468 Happy Birthday
      Fussy and Fancy - #212 FAVORITE FLORALS


      Card 2 - Wildflowers
      Here I was inspired by the colors yellow, blue and green. I used a TH stencil and the sentiment as well as the butterfly are Penny Black stamps. The butterfly is popped on foam and I kept the die cut wildflowers white.

      CAS Colours & Sketches - #272 Color Challenge
      Penny Black and More - Anything goes
      Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings

      Sunday, May 13, 2018

      Sketch With Santa

      There’s a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug and since I feel I’m behind schedule for my Christmas card makes I chose this fun Santa. I cut him into a tag shame, adding ribbon and twine. The DP is Maja design. A stitched Christmas sentiment stamp in Norwegian, and again some sequins. They seem to be on all my cards lately.

      This card is also for:
      A Snowflakes Promise - #51 Anything Goes
      Simply Papercraft - #56 ANYTHING GOES
      Winter Wonderland - Christmas in the snow

      Saturday, May 12, 2018

      Say it with flowers

      I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug where the theme is 'Say it with flowers'.

      I've been digging through my piles of DPs again, where I fond two to combine. The imag has been colored with Promarkers and DIs together with water. The sentiment is made up with two staps fro different sets. I die cut a frame with a MFT die and stapled on some gold squins.

      This card is also for:
      Always Fun Challenges - #56 FOR A FEMALE/MOM
      Artistic Inspirations - #199 ANYTHING GOES
      Cut it Up - #147 FLOWERS

      Thursday, May 10, 2018

      Color and sketch - Tim Holtz Runway image

      May is a month full of bank holidays and days off work. Today I've enjoyed a 2 hour walk in the sunshine, a little time in my craft room to make this card, and tonight I'll be wathing the Eurovision semifinals part 2 on TV.

      For this card I used an image from Tim Holtz, colored with
      Promarkers. The sentiments are made with two stamps, one from Penny Black AVD one from Pavduro. Three yellow enamel dots were added.

      My card is for:
      Color Throwdown - #492
      I love Promarkers - #358 CAS
      CAS Colours & Sketches - #271 Sketch Challenge

      Monday, May 7, 2018

      Card made with a kit from a magazine

      I made this card with a Hunkydory topper and paper from a set called `Love Christmas`, which came free with a magazine a while back, I'm not sure which.
      I cut the paper into sections to mimic the sketch over at 52CCT,  then attached the reindeer topprt onto a die cut star shape made with dies I received from Mervi (thanks!).
      I stitched around the edges and added frantage, a die cut + Dymo sentiment and I stapled on a few sequins.



      This card is for:
      52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sketch Challenge
      Back To Basics - #2 Use a CD or Kit From Magazine
      Sparkles Forum Christmas - #88 Reindeer

      Saturday, May 5, 2018

      Flowers for mum

      I have made this card for this week's challenge over at Catch the Bug where the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

      I've been using more DPs again lately. I have a huge amount of papers and I love them. Spots have alwas been a favorite of mine and I think the color of the paper matched well with the image colored with Promarkers. I also used a scrap for the panel and the border is made with a die that came free with a magazine.


      This card is also for:
      Addicted to Stamps and More - #290 Photo Inspiration
      Shopping Our Stash - #352 Mother's Day
      Die Cut Divas - Flowers 

      Thursday, May 3, 2018

      Christmas + Play

      This piece of blue green DP has been sitting on my desk for awhile. Finally it was put to use. I cut out the middle section to use both sides of the paper, having musical notes in the centre and snowy edges. I teamed it up with a vintage image of angels playing. 
       
      I found it to turn out a bit too dark in color, so I went with a white paper and a corner poinsettia die. WoS added to the leaves. 
      Then a die cut merry from Tim Holtz and a stamped and gold embossed Christmas. A few sequins for sparkle.

      This card is for:
      Inkspirational - #159 Word Prompt: Play
      Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Goes
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #28 Anything Christmas goes

      Monday, April 30, 2018

      Christmas roses x 2

      I have two cards to share today. For both cards I used some Christmas roses stamps from Panduro.

      1)
      For the first card I was inspired by the sketch over at LIM, keeping it all very simple. The sentiment is a freebie. I used a stitched die to cut the panel, and I also want to give credit to Imke of My Crafty Place for her idea of stapling on the sequins.


      This card is for:
      Less Is More - #370 Sketch
      4 Crafty Chicks - #400 Less Is More
      Rudolph's Day - April




      2)
      For the second card I was inspired by the CASE card over at CCC, but I went with a Christmas theme. I used a MB heart die and a background stap from Tim Holtz, heat embossed with white and I applied grey DI.


      This card is for:
      52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Knitting or Sewing
      Crafting By Designs - Christmas
      City Crafter Challenge - #09 CASE the provided card

      Sunday, April 29, 2018

      Here's Jack

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

      I used one of Jodie's newest images. With 5 nephews I was delighted to see the cute new range of Jack images - this one you can find in the store here.
      Papers are from Maja Design, no embellies, just DPs and a die cut heart with a birthday greeting.

      This card is also for:
      Aud Sentiments Challenge - #202 Masculine + A Sentiment
      Crafty Cardmakers - #210 BIRTHDAYS
      Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

      Saturday, April 28, 2018

      Kidz Ice cream

      I have made this card for this week's photo challenge over at Catch the Bug. I used the image Kidz Ice cream.

      The background DP was my starting point, and the DP and image are matted onto panels. Then I added a scrap, a piece of washi and lace along with some flowers and sentiment.

      This card is also for:
      Back To Basics - #1 Matting and Layering
      Sweet Stampers - #19 Too Cute
      Crafty Gals Corner - #164 Anything Goes

      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