Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Coffee for a cat

Hello everyone! It's time for the first The Male Room challenge of 2019 and we are giving you an easy one this time. It's "Anything goes with an option of beverages" for the next couple of weeks.

For my DT-project I have made this male cat card for a friend that loves his cats and his coffee. To make this card I dug into my box of paper scraps and found a woodgrain to make a table, a blue plaid one to use as  a table cloth and a dark patterned one to become the wall paper.


My cute cat wrapped around his coffee is a stamped image from the "Newton loves coffee" stamp set by Newton's nook. I love the Newton stamp sets and I really want them all. The image is colored using copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen. I glued the image on top of the table, popping it a bit up from the "wall" to create a bit of dimension.

I gold embossed the sentiment wich is from a sentiment stamp set by Norsk stempelblad. Unfortunately the pictures don't give it much credit. in real life it stands off the card a lot more.

To finish the card i glued the card panel on a white card base and scattered a few Nuvo drops in black around the cat.


I hope you'll have a great day and that you will join us in our challenge.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
* The paper players - PP423 Crazy about critters
* Crafty Catz - #443
* Ike's world challenges - #116 A is for Animals

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A happy birthday

I was all out of birthday cards that could work for little boys so I decided to make this playful card for my son's friend using lots of goodies by Skull and Cross Buns.

To make the background I used the brick pattern stencil. I masked off some wonky squares here and there to make the spaces for the images and used Distress oxcide ink through the stencil blending it from yellow through orange and then red. I cut my background panel to size using a stitched rectangle die.

For the images I stamped the robot, rocket and parcel from the "Christmas Santa workshop" stamp set. I love when I can use themed stamp sets for an all together different occation. The pizza slice is actually a melon slice from the "Tropical party" stamp set that I colored slightly different than I "was supposed to". The dinosaur and the sentiment is both from the "Dinosaur gang" stamp set. The little cup cake is an exclusive Skull and cross buns that I got in a Lollipop box club kit a while ago. I also needed a bottle of soda to complete the birthday party so I drew that one freehand.


All the images are colored using copic markers and highlighted using a white gel pen as well as a silver glitter pen for some details.

I mounted all of my images on the background panel, some using foam dots to create some dimension and then I mounted the whole thing on an orange card base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Party time
* Double D Challenges - It's on the menu
* Crafty Creations - #381
* Inspire.Create. Stamping challenges - #033 Party 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Dandelions and a mouse

Happy new year! At Cardz 4 Galz we are starting the new year off by digging into our new stash and for my DT-project I dove into my newest My monthly hero kit from Hero arts. I absolutely adore dandelions (even though you're not really supposed to) and paired with this cute mouse it just had to become a cute card.

All the stamps are from the kit except the sentiment that is from Norsk stempelblad, a norwegian company.
I colored all my images using copic markers and made som highlight with a white gel pen. I also made all the seedbearers silver shimmery using a sakura glitter pen. You can see that better on the picture below.

I used the wonderful sketch from CAS(e) this sketch and used yellow glittery pieces of cardstock for my two rectangular elements. I also used black cardstock for the banner.


I glued the images, rectangles and the banner on a white stitched panel and stamped my sentiment below the images. Some of the images are popped up on foam squares to create some dimension.

To finish the card I mounted the whole thing on a white card base.

I hope you will join us in digging through our new stash.


I am joining the following challenges:
* CAS(e) this sketch - #302
* Color Throwdown - #524
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Something new
* Cute card thursday - Anything goes

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Blue christmas

Not a blue christmas as in sad christmas, but blue christmas as in a new challenge for The Male Room challenge. We are using the color blue (it doesn't have to be christmas though...).

For this card I went nuts in my collection of wintery hero arts stamps. For my background I used the wonderful "graphic snowflake bold prints" background stamp. I stamped using a light blue distress oxcide ink and clear embossed it to make a subtle texture on the card. I also gold embossed the sentiment directly on the background using a sentiment from the "color layering trimmings" stamp set.


And while I was at it I stamped the branches, baubles and pine cones also from the "color layering trimmings" stamp set by Hero Arts. For the branches and baubles I used blue oxcide inks in different colors. i also mixed in some cracked pistachio ink as the background color on the branches to create a hint of green while keeping blue as the main color. I stamped the pine cones using brown oxcide inks. I also gold embossed the bauble toppings.

To create a bit of Rihanna feeling (this IS a card for a guy, right... ;-) ) I stamped a squirrel to swing on one of the baubles. The squirrel is from the "Bundle up" stamp set, also from Hero Arts. I colored it using my copic markers and tried a little no line-coloring to keep up with the no line-feeling of the rest of the card.


I matted the background on a piece of dark blue cardstock to pick up the color from the baubles and arranged my stamped images on it. I used white twine as strings from the baubles to the branches.

To finish the card I glued the panel on a white card base.

I hope you will make something blue the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to see what you create.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* A blog named Hero - Winter
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Christmas
* Cute card thursday - #560 Embossing
* Time out challenges - #124 Joyful

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pink christmas

It's almost christmas and I bet you are all (like I am) busy doing all kinds of everything these days. I guess the last few christmas cards are also being made as we are speaking.

For the next two weeks we are doing christmas cards using non-traditional christmas colors at Cardz 4 Galz and I have (as you see) chose pink as my main color.

For this card I started by coloring my stamped images from Hero arts. For the coloring I used a couple of Zig clean color Real brush markers in pinks and also a yellow color for the star. I also coated the images with iridecent glitter ink. It's really shimmery. Unfortunately that doeasn't really show up on pictures.

Anyway... I made a card panel by cutting a white piece of card stock using a stitched rectangle die. I then used a little distress ink in pink to make the pink spot on my panel.

I tied a ribbon in a bow on the bottom part of the panel before I glued my images on the card.

I made sure that the skating girl was placed with her foot on the ribbon to ground her a bit.

I glued some iridecent sequins around the card and made a banner stamped with a sentiment from the same stamp set as the images.

To finish the card I glued the panel on a white card base.


I hope you will join us in our non-traditional christmas colors weeks.

I am joining these challenges:
* Papercraft challenges - Wintertime
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - B is for (Birds)
* Time out challenges - #124 Joyful 
* The paper players - PP421 It's beginning to look a lot like christmas

Celebrate

In the occation of The Male Room Challenge's 100th challenge the next couple of weeks we ask you to make creative projects under the theme of celebration.

My card this time is a birthday card for a fun guy who loves green.

To make this card I started making the alcohol ink background using blue and yellow alcohol inks. I also used gold foiling and glitter to make my design.


I used a skinny frames die and glued it on the background panel, gold embossed the "gratulerer" (It means congratulations) and the balloons and popped them up on the frames and background.

To finish the card I popped the whole thing up on foam tape and glued it to a white card base.


I hope you will join us in the celebration.


* Simon says stamp monday challenge - B is for? (Baloons)
* My besties art - Anything goes + option silver or gold
* Freshly made sketches - #366
* The Paper Shelter - Birthday/Celebration

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fluttering thursday

It's time for a fluttery challenge at Cardz 4 Galz today and I have made this kind of summery card. I'm feeling very cold at the moment so this card warms me a little.

I made this card using die cuts that I got in a happy mail envelope from a sweet crafty friend. I loved the flowers and the big butterfly, but I have no idea who manufactures this sweetness unfortunately.

Anyway. I made the background panel using a lovely navy patterned paper and a white panel on the middle of it. I then glued on my flowers.

I cut a rectangle panel from the whole thing using a stitched rectangle die before I colored the white cardstock very lightly with light blue distress inks.

To finish the card I glued on my butterfly glueing only the middle part of it to make it a bit fluttery and I drew on a flight pathending behind the flowers.

I stamped the sentiment from a stamp set from Hero Arts my monthly hero kit and dotted a few Nuvo drops around the butterfly.

I glued the finished panel on a white card base.


Join the fluttering at Cardz 4 Galz.

I am joining the following challenges with this card:
* Path of positivity - #63 (Shades of green)
* Sunday stamps challenge - #192 (Sketch) 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

In orbit around you

𝆔𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰 "Like a satelite, I'm in an orbit all the way around you..." 𝆔𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰 *singing frantically*

As I was coloring stamps from the awesome stamp set "To the moon" by Create a smile stamps one song kept spinning in my head..l.over and over and over again; "satelite" by Lena a song that maybe some of you remembers from The Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. Well, at least if you have a tiny incy bit of the nerdiness that I have...

Well...When I got the assignment from The Male Room challenge to make a moving parts project it was given...it had to be an orbit.

As I already had colored my stamped images using copic markers I just had to make a sky. I used several blue shades of distress oxcide inks, sprinkled it with silver glimmer mist and little droplets of water.

The sentiment is stamped using several stamp sets, all by citrus twist. Most of the words are parts of longer frases that I masked of. The word "orbit" is made of an alphabet stamp set. I white embossed the words and that made such a bright shinyness that the card really needed.


I then cut an orbit using a couple of circle dies and mounted the background parts on two layers of foam tape on a white card base. The orbit itself I glued inside the track without any foam tape.

 I then made the moving part, the satelite. The satelite is mounted on three layers of foam tape on top of cardstock covered coin to make it heavy enough to orbit easily around the earth. I the glued on the earth and a few tiny stars.


I hope you will join us in this mechanical challenge the next couple of weeks.
𝆔𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰...Like a satelite, I'm in an orbit...𝆔𝅘𝅥𝅘𝅥𝅰𝅘𝅥𝅰


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
* Crazy 4 challenges - C4C461
* Crazy 4 CAS - #11 Favorite color (blue)
AAA Cards - #128 On the move

Monday, November 19, 2018

Reach for the stars

This weekend we celebrated our sons christening and for the occation this was one of the cards he got.

I love this stamp set by Create a smile stamps called "To the moon". It makes me so happy and I absolutely loved coloring the images.

For this card I cut a white card panel using a stitched rectangle die and covered it with stars using distress oxcide inks inblues and purples through a star stencil. I made the colors seamlessly go from purple at the top half and to blue on the bottom part. I matted the panel on a piece of purplish blue cardstock by Hero Art.


I cut a strip of black cardstock and white embossed the sentiment from the same  stamp set as the images. and placed it on the starry panel.

I placed my copic colored images on the panel and sentiment strip and connected them using a white "chain".

Finally I put a drop of glossy accent on the space man's heart and placed the whole panel on a purple card base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Cute card thursday - #556 Stars
* Copicmarker Norge - #102 Moodboard November (inspirert av fargene)
* Creative fingers - #154
* The card concept - #102 (inspired by the stars)

Friday, November 9, 2018

A tree made of trees

I'm back today with this card made for Skull and Cross Buns. I just can't get enough of the new christmas goodies this year.

For this card I made a christmas tree out of christmas trees using the Christmas geometric tree stencil. I masked it of to just reveal a large tree shaped triangle and dabbed green distress oxcide ink through the stencil. After removing the stencil I masked off the triangle shape and ink brushed a light layer of green on the vrest of the triangle as well. I used the Stars and sparkles stencil to create the star on the top of the tree and created a thick layer of gold stickles glitter glue through the stencil.

After the star and tree had dried I masked the edges of the tree and ink brushed a light blue on the top part of the card panel leaving a white area around the star to make it appear to glow. I also ink brushed a couple of brown colors on the bottom part of the panel to suggest the ground or maybe a wooden floor.

I then drew on a tree trunk using my copic markers and stamped and colored a few christmas presents using the stamps from the "Santa's workshop" stamp set to lay around the tree. I also glued on a few wooden stars and decorated the tree using gold stickles glitter glue.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the "Quirky sentiments" stamp set in dark brown and mounted the whole panel on a craft card base.


I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Make your own background
* Time out challenges - #122
* Creative craft cottage - Christmas is coming
Daisy chain challenges - Christmas/Winter

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happy fall y'all

It's a new day and a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. This time we are playing with pumpkins and we would love to see your pumpkin cards as well.

For this card I colored this lovely pumpkin image that I have used for an earlier card as well. I love how the same image can look so different by using other colors. The image is stamped using a stamp by Scrapping for less.

I used my copic markers to color it. I also covered the pink parts of the image with iridecent glitter ink from Hero Arts. Love the effect. If you look closely on the detail image further down you can see the glitter.

I decided to use two yellow colors of oxcide inks to create a diagonal messy background to ground the image on and I also cut the background panel using a stitched rectangle die.


Amongst my stash I found the three purply pink hearts that went perfectly with the colored image so they naturally got a space on the card. I have no idea where the hearts came from though. They are ancient.

Finally I glued on the image, stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as the image and glued the whole panel on a pink card base.

I really love this card and the fun colors on it! 


I hope you will join us in the pumpkin feast at Cardz 4 Galz the next couple of weeks.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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