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Monday, October 29, 2012

Red and White Christmas Card with a Critter

My mother asked me to do some Christmas cards for children, and I think this candy theme, together with the image, are quite child friendly. I've used a sketch from a previous challenge at Create with Connie & Mary as inspiration for this design.
I do like red and white Christmas cards. I've used a candy cane embossing folder for the background, 2 DPs and 3 ribbons .
The stamp is from Stampavie - the image is colored with Promarkers, and there's glitter on the hat. The image is mounted on foam - not really visible from this angle though. Some pearls and letter stickers to finish it off. The sentiment says "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Perfect Sentiments - Christmas Critters
2) The Squirrel & the Fox - Use a Ribbon
3) Clearly Inspired - Ribbon or Twine
4) Jingle Belles - Living Creature
5) Christmas Card Challenges - #48 Pop it Up
6) Dream Valley Challenges - Glitter and Bling
7) Crafty Ann's - Christmas in October
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Owls and Wood

The inspiration for this design is the sketch over at Try Stamping On Tuesdays. I've used a Woodgrain embossing folder from Darice and a rubber stamp from Donna Salazar called "Woodgrain". I've used bronze colored ultra thick embossing enamel from Suze Weinberg. The owls - made with a Stampingbella rubber stamp called "Branching out owlies" - have been paper pieced. I love their big eyes, so I mounted them on foam to make them to pop out. The sentiment is a freebie from Bird's Cards - I've cut it out using a Spellbinder Eyelet Circles die. I'va also used a Memory Box die for the swirl, onto which I attached a little owl metal charm with a ribbon bow. I've used kraft, brown paper and some diverse left overs.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
1) Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #89 Sketch
2) Perfect Sentimens - Happy Birthday
3) Charisma Cardz - Don't be square
4) Paper Play - Things with Wings
5) Addicted to Stamps - Things with Wings
6) IDIC - #131 Use an Embossing Folder
7) Cards by Lady Anne - Stamp Challenge "Anything Goes"
8) Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
9) Totally Gorjuss - #155 Things with Wings (2nd entry)
10) Do You Stack Up? - Embossing (2nd entry)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Heart shaped Christmas Tag with Angel Tilda

We've got beautiful weather today, so I'm soon to leaving the house for a stroll!
I've made a tag using a Memory box die that I have embossed with golden glitter. The die cut is adhered to a Holly Hobbie DP with spots. The stamp is from Magnolia, I've stamped on kraft paper, colored with watercolor pencils, a bit of red and stardust glitter glue. A bit of ribbon, a bow tied up using lace, some flowers and a sticker sentiment saying "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian.

I enter this tag into these challenges:
1) Perfect Sentimens - Bingo (Die cut + glitter + lace)
2) Totally Gorjuss - #155 Things with Wings
3) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Embellishment Challenge - Die cuts
4) Tilda's Town – Merry Christmas
5) Do You Stack Up? - Embossing
6) ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to You
7) Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Traditional Colors and Non-traditioal Image
8)Whimsy Inspiration - #55 sparkly (2nd entry)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Puppy Pilot

I won 4 digis from Meljen's Designs over at Make it Monday, and this "Puppy Pilot" is one of them. I thought this image looked ideal for paper piecing, and I love spots and I love red, so that became my choice of paper. I also paper pieced the puppy's scarf. The puppy itself is colored with Promarkers. I've used a little bit of Stardust glitter glue on the stars. I added a red brad on the propeller. I know many of you are so great at coloring your own sky, but I felt I needed  a bit of help, so I've used a free digital paper from Bird's Cards. I made a frame out of blue paper for the image, added a few trees, cut out of a DP, to make the ground.

1) Fab 'n' Funky - #144 Animals
2) Digistamps 4 Joy - #53 Anything Goes (masculine bonus)
3) Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PPC229 Masculine
4) Crazy Amigo Challenge - Clouds
5) Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #71I P (plane, paper piecing)
6) Cupcake Craft - Paper Piecing
7) Digi Makeover Challenge - Weather
8) The Crafty Pad - Use an Animal
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Girl should be Sassy and Fabulous...

For this card I've used rubber stamps from Whimsy stamps -  Showgirl and Film Strip Sentiments.
I've heat embossed the sentiment, her shoes and the black details on her top.
I've used spotted and striped DPs, and I've machine stitched for the first time!
I've cut out the star with a die, ran it through an embossing folder, then inked the edges with walnut stain ink. A bit of black lace and voilà!

1) Stamptacular Sunday - "No Rules!"
2) Penny's Paper-Crafty - #98 Girl
3) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Stitching
4) ABC' Challenges - #1 New to you (sentiment stamp and machine stitching)
5) Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
6) Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
7) Critter Sketch - Embossing (wet and dry)
8) Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
9) House of Gilli - Embossing (wet and dry)
10)  Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Card

I've used this week's "Sketch Saturday" sketch as inspiration for my card. 
I need to make some wedding anniversary cards, and I think Whimsy Stamps' "Bird Swing" is great for such an occasion. The image has been colored with Promarkers and faded jeans distress ink. 
The swing and the edges of the tag, cut out using a Go Kreate die, have been heat embossed with gold. I've also heat embossed the sentiment, which says "Congratulations" in Norwegian.
The patterned papers from Prima's Botanical Collection came free with a magazine. I inked the edges with walnut stain ink before I attached them to gold panels. I finished the card off by adding 3 light blue pearls and a ribbon bow.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Sketch Saturday - SKETCH #230
2) The Cupboard Trilogy - Things with wings
3) Happy Campers - Use a tag
4) Flutterby Wednesdays - #210 Any winged creature
5) Perfect Sentiments Challenge - PSC53D Birds & Blooms
6) One Stop Craft - #201 Anything goes
7) Creative Card Crew - #21 Birds
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 14, 2012

One Layer - Christmas scene

I'm so out of my comfort zone with one layer cards! That's why I decided to have a go at this week's LIM challenge. This is my third go at it, my first two attempts are now in my pile of cards that I, hopefully, may use as scraps in the future:)

The challenge says to add something with wings. Well, my card has a cute little pair of birds, but I do recognize they're not the focal point of my card. I will not be disappointed if the card is to be deleted from the LIM challenge - this card is more about challenging myself :)

Since I wanted to heat emboss the tree I had to try and get two different inks on Magnolia stamp. It was quite tricky, not a perfect result, but the best I could do with what I've got with equipment...
I've added glitter glue to the snow and I've scored a frame around the scene.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Less Is More - #89 One Layer Challenge - Wings
2) One Stop Craft - #200 Heat Embossing
3) Little Miss Muffet Challenges - One layer or CAS
4) Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS (2nd entry)
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Heat Embossed CAS Christmas Card

Another Christmas card! I went for CAS this time, inspired by the colors of this week's 52CCT challenge!

I've used a white card base. Before I placed the the brown paper onto gold mirror carton, I heat embossed the edges with golden glitter.

The pine branches how been cut out using a die from Cheery Lynn, and they have been decorated with brown pearls.

The sentiment is a stamp from Panduro, it has been heat embossed in gold and decorated with brown and cream colored pearls.

This card is for these challenges:
1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Green, brown, cream, metallic gold
2) Clearly Inspired - Sentimental
3) Paper Crafting Journey - Add some bling
4) Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
5) Sugar Creek Hollow - #33 Sparkle

Christmas Edwin

For this card I've used the Christmas Challenges {with sketches} sketch #45 as starting point. I've kept close to the sketch, I've only added a kraft swirl made with a Memory Box die.
For this card I've used papers from Landstoken Paperdesign again. I've used two Magnolia stamps to create the image. I've used Promarkes for the coloring. I'v also used glitter glue, glitter and glossy accent. The sentiment says "Merry Christmas" in Norwegian.

1) Christmas Challenges {with sketches} - #45 Sketch
2) Craftymess – Anything Goes
3) Tilda's Town – Winter Wonderland
4) Craft Us Crazy - Children and/or Fall (child)
5) Simon Says Stamp - dies/punches (die)
6) Whimsy Inspiration - #54 Sparkly
7) Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #32 Anything Goes
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sketch Saturday - Winter Scene

This card is inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday. I'm in the mood for Christmas, and this is my second Christmas card this week. I've hardly been at home, so I haven't made that many cards lately, but I'm looking forward to this week-end as I've planned to spend a lot of my time relaxing with crafting.

For this card I've used a free stamp that came with a magazine. I've colored it using Promarkers. I still prefer to use my watercolor pencils, I need a bit of practice to get more comfortable with the pens, I guess.
I've added a lot of glitter, glitter glue and glossy accent.
Except for the background paper, I've used papers from Landstoken Paperdesign - they've got some lovely collections of Christmas papers. 

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Anything Goes Challenge - #77 Animals
2) Sketch Saturday - #228 Sketch
3) Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
4) PaperPlay Challenges - Simply Cute
5) Stampin With The Dragon - Animals (2nd entry)
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Card in Traditional Colors for a Child

For this card I've used design papers from Landstoken Paperdesign, a Memory Box die for the heart and a stamp from Stampavie. I've colored the image with Promarkers, adding glitter to the hat and glossy accent to the spots on the stocking. I've also used some stamps to make the postmark and -stamp, as well as the sentiment. A little bit of jute is added to the heart.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Craft Your Passion - Square-shaped projects
2) Send a Smile for Kids - Punches and/or Die Cuts for Kids
3) Guylou's Inimitability - Fancy Die Cut
4) Stampin With The Dragon - Animals
5) Sparkles Christmas Challenge - #21 Traditional
6) Pixie Dust Studio - Anything Goes
7) Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
8) Papertake Weekly Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small (mouse)
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Card

For this card I've used design papers with 3 different patterns. The papers are from Making Memories and Maja Design.
I've used a Memory Box die called "La Rue Heart" to cut out the heart.
Whimsy Stamps  has a rubber stamp called "Bird Swing", and here I've used a partial of that image. The image is stamped on kraft paper. I've added a bit of glossy accent on their wings. The roses have been decorated with glitter glue.

This card is for these challenges:

1) Crafty Boots Challenges - Three (3 patterned papers)
2) Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
3) The Squirrel & the Fox - Celebrate the Occasion
4) Crafty Calendar - Browns & Creams
5) Forever Friends - Anything Goes
6) Lollipop Crafts - Something Old, Something New (old stamp, new die)
7) Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
8) Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes