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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Purple Fairy & Flowers

I wanted to make a feminine card with flowers, lace and other girlie details.

I love this fairy image, but I haven't used it more than once or twice, so this image was the starting point. I decided to use this lovely paper with purple roses, so with that I had the color scheme set.

A good start, but then I decorated everything upside down on the backing paper and had to do a lot of make over.. Oh, well.

I spend a lot of time decorating feminine cards, trying to place flowers and lace here and there, before I'm able to make up my mind... I ended up with some flowers at the bottom left corner, a butterfly sticker, a chipboard with sentiment and lace. Oh, and lots of liquid pearls to make the swirls!

The image is colored using watercolor pencils and the wings are decorated with glitter glue.
I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Divas by Design - #37 anything goes
2) Whimsy Inspiration - #41 bingo (pearls - image - flowers)
3) Craft Room Challenge - Birthday
4) Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Fairies
5) Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #61 Something With Wings
6) Shopping Our Stash - #53 May Flowers
7) Ooh La La Creations - Make it Girly
8) Whoopsi Daisy - Fairy Magic
9) Stamp and Create - One for the Ladies
10) Deep Ocean Challenge - #26 Swirls

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bear & Birds singing Christmas Carols

A Christmas card in May!
I've used a stamp from "Ladybug and Friends" with a bear and two birds singing Christmas carols. The image is colored with watercolor pencils, and I've added glitter to the wings and to the red berries.
I've used two papers - a patterned one as backing paper and a plain blue one for the circle and the panel underneath the strip of lace, I've also used 8 blue rhinestones.

I enter this card into these challenges;
1)Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Tweet Christmas (Use Birds)
2) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #74 Christmas Foliage
3) Winter Wonderland – Sing a Song
4) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pink & Girlie

I must admit I'm a bit out of my comfort zone when making girlie cards - and all in pink too!!! 
But I discovered this beautiful sketch and thought it would be a perfect starting point for the beautiful La La Land stamp I received as a gift from Kasey.
I have distressed the edges of the oval panels with Milled lavender colored ink. And I have also used lace and flowers.
I participate in these challenges with this card:
1) Sketch Saturday - SKETCH* #209
2) Send a Smile for Kids - Anything goes for kids
3) Delightful Challenges - 5 or more flowers
4) Truly Scrumptious - #81 Pretty in Pink
5) Everybody-Art-Challenge - #194 Laces & Shapes
6) Sweet Stamps - #66 Anything Goes
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Little Ghost shaped card

To make this card I enlarged a stamped image and cut it out to make my template.
I embossed the paper and drew a line of glitter glue along the edges. For the eyes I cut out two circles, added buttons and rhinestones.
It's not my greatest card, but I think the ghost ended up to be quite cute, and I think this card could be perfect for a little birthday boy.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Less Is More - #69 Not a Square
2) One Stop Craft - #184 For the Boys
3) Paper Crafting Journey - Anything for Kids
4) Just Keep on Creating - #2 Anything Goes
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A glittery Wedding card with peel offs

This card is a combination of old and new stuff. 
The backing paper, the lace and pearls are left overs. 
The white paper is embossed using a new embossing folder.
The birds are peel offs and the sentiment is a rub on.
I have used a Martha Stewart punch around the edges.

I will participate in these challenges with this card:
1) Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
2) Just Some Lines - Show us those Birds
3) Totally Gorjuss - #133 Something New (embossing folder)
4) Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday – Weddings
5) Simply Create Too - Wedding
6) Charisma Cardz - No flowers allowed
7) Do You Stack Up? - Birds
8) Southern Girls - Die-cut or punch
9) Creative Belli - #144 Wedding
10) Card Makin' Mamas - Punches

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Little Cowboy - Monochromatic

I really enjoy making cards for boys and men, and this time I went for a monochromatic look.
I have used watercolor pencils to color this sweet Stampavie image. I have added a birthday sentiment in Norwegian and I have also used a stamp to make the banner.
I have tons of buttons - I have hoarded them for as long as I can remember - so I have added a few of those too.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Paper Crafting Journey - #10 Anything for Kids
2) Sassy Studio Designs - #126 Hats off to you
3) S J Papercrafts - All about the boy plus use something old from your stash (buttons)
4) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - For the Boys
5) Allsorts challenge blog - #156 Happy Birthday to Someone Special
6) Fairy tale challengeblog - #41 Boys+Men
7) Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything goes
8) Poodles Parlour - Monochromatic
9) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #80 Anything goes
10) Stampin With The Dragon - Birthdays & Boys

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Man and the Sea

The kraft  paper has been torn to appear as sand. I printed a border from Birds Cards to make the waves. The clouds, the man and the birthday sentiment have been stamped.

 I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Twisted Tuesday - Vacation + Twist Keep It Simple
2) Lollipop Crafts - Make a Splash (water)
3) Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Summer holiday
4) Whoopsi Daisy - Shape It
5) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - For the Boys
6) Phindy’s Place - Summer is Coming
7) Dutch Dare Card Challenges - #165 Shaped cards
8) Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CAS new born Baby Boy


My favorite color combination is kraft and blue. That is the starting point for this card. I also wanted to make a clean and simple card, and I decided to go for a design with lots of empty space.
I have used a Martha Stewart punch to make the borders of the blue card, and I added a bit of pearly glimmer mist.
The teddy bear is colored in kraft paper and there's a bit of blue glitter blue on the ribbon around his neck.
The sentiment is stamped. The only embellishment is a blue ribbon bow and a star metal charm.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Less Is More - #68 a BABY or a CHILD
2) Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #63 New Baby
3) Incy Wincy Designs - Kraft and 1 Other Colour
4) Charisma Cardz - Use metal charms
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, May 21, 2012

Fairy silhouette

My first card in two weeks!
I have used only 2 colors - black and pink. The fairy is a digi stamp. The only embellishments are 3 pink roses. I have added glitter to the flowers and the fairy's wings.
The sentiment says "happy birthday" in Norwegian.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy birthday
2) Paper Sundaes - Pretty in Pink
3) Robyn`s Fetish - Anything Goes
4) Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
5) Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C137 A Birthday Card
6) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Wonderful Wings
7) Fairy Tale - Things with Wings
8) Pattie's Creations - Recipe (flowers, glitter, sentiment)
9) Shelly's Images - Anything goes
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Monday, May 7, 2012

CAS Yellow Stars

I must admit that this week's LIM challenge - Yellow - has been a challenge! But then I started to think about what my favorite items and techniques are: kraft, stars and embossing. And there you go! I have used kraft, I have used my star dies and an embossing folder with quilted pattern!

I enter this card into the following challenges;
1) Less Is More - #66 Yellow
2) CAS-ual Fridays - CFC51 Birthday card
3) Inked Paws - Clean & simple
4) Paperminutes - #215 Stars

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Onesie for a Baby Boy

I used a sketch from "Try Stamping on Tuesdays" as inspiration for this design. I am hooked on kraft paper at the moment, so I created my background with embossed kraft. The onesie is cut out manually, and I added a rubon to it. I used 2 different DPs, light blue ribbon and a little tag, which has also been embossed.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Try Stamping On Tuesdays - SKETCH*- #64
2) Cute Card Thursday - For the boys
3) My Mum's Craft shop - #55 embossing
4) Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It
5) Crafty Cardmakers - For the Boys

Twas the Night before Christmas...

The sun is shining outside and I think we're going to a have a fantastic spring day here in Oslo. That didn't stop the urge to make a Christmas card :)
I think this Northstar stamp is my favorite Christmas stamp! That cute little boy in his pyjamas, hanging up his stocking in anticipation of a visit from Santa!
My choice of colors comes from the inspirational photo at Winter Wonderland - that image is such a great one!
I have used purple spotted paper and the paper with sentiment I have printed. I have used some glittery stickers on each side of the card, a sticker star and I have tied a a bow with silvery pearls. I added glitter glue around the ovals - these are cut out using dies.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Winter Wonderland - Photo Inspiration
2) Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas Carol (Twas the night before Christmas)
3) Christmas Crafting - Twas the night before Christmas
4) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Glittery
5) Craft Us Crazy - Favourite stamp company and/or found inspiration

CAS Yellow Flower on Kraft

The image is a freebie from Anji's Antics and I thoght it would be great for the color challenge at Less Is More - #66 Yellow.

I added a punched paper with yellow ribbon, a little bit of glitter and a rub-on sentiment. I used kraftpaper for the card base.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Girl with flowers

I have used a rubber stamp from "Bildmålarna".
The kraft paper has been embossed with cherry blossom-pattern, and the pattern has been distressed with purple ink.
I have used pink ribbon to make a frame around the kraft paper, and then I have decorated with white, pink and purple flowers.
I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge – Ribbons
2) Crop Stop - Embossing
3) Inspired by Stamping - Kraft, pink, purple - photo inspiration
4) Pixie Dust Studio - Flowers
5) Paper Pretties - Flowers
6) Anything Goes Challenge - #66 Things With Wings
7) Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It
8) Sassy Cheryl's - #113 May Flowers
9) Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Summer scene

I created this summer scene with a digi from Shelly's Images  and a rubber stamp from Stamping Bella.
I manually trimmed a design paper with sand and shells and kraft paper to make a frame around my image. I have not used any embellishments, other than the 3 letter stickers to form the sentiment.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Shelly's Images - No punches or die cuts
2) Moving Along With The Times - Summer sunshine
3) Can You Digi It - #8 Sunset & Sunrise Inspirational Photo
4) LEJ Designs - #1 Anything Goes
5) Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes
8) The Crazy Challenge - Summer/Beach
9) Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wild Wild West

I have used a sketch from "Crafting when we can" as inspiration for my design. I used stars instead of circles, otherwise I kept close to the sketch.
The Core'dinations paper has been sanded, the stars are cut out using dies, the ticket with sentiment is stamped. The cowboy is a digi from Digital Delights, and the cactus is printed from WordArt as I don't have any cactus stamps and I did want to add some color to my design.

I enter this card into the following challenges:
1) Crafting When We Can - #17 Sketch time
2) Fab 'n' Funky - #119 celebrate maleness
3) Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - One for the Boys
4) Kaboodle Doodles - Add some Dimension
5) LEJ Designs - #1 Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Très chic Gift Bag

I downloaded a digi from this webpage: Free Vintage Digistamps. You can find some really awesome digis there!
I used Distress Ink color Old Paper to give the image and doily a faded look.
The swirls I stamped, then I added liquid pearls color Platinum.
I added black ribbons at the top and bottom of my card base. I made a bow on which I attached a little Eiffel Tower metal charm. I also added a metal flower and a handmade one with a brad.
The sentiment and the postage stamps are rub-ons.

 I enter this gift bag into the following challenges:
1) Make it Monday - Anything Goes
2) Tammy Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
3) Come and Get It Challenges - Anything But a Card
4) Dream Valley Challenges - For a Special Lady
5) Paper Sundaes - Ribbon and Pearls
6) Delicious Doodles - BINGO (flowers+pearls+brads)
7) Polka Doodles – Shabby Chic / Vintage
8) Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
9) Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage
10) Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes