Wednesday, June 20, 2018


We know this little boy who are having his birthday party with a soccer theme tomorrow. Of course I had to make him a soccer card for his soccer birthday. 

This card was so fun to make. I love how happy the little soccer bear is. So cute.

The sky and grass is made using distress inks. I cut the grass with the grass die from Lawn Fawn and the trees are a die from Jeanine Art.

The bear is the skating bear from the "Beary happy holidays" stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I cut of the skates and drew a soccer sweather with our city's soccer team's colors and logo. The soccer ball is cut using a small circle die and then I drew the soccer ball pattern on the circle. I also drew a yellow and red card for the bear to hold.

The soccer goal is hand drawn. I used some cheese cloth inside it to make the net and then I popped it up to make it high enough for the soccer ball to fit inside.

The referee bird is from the "Critter concert" stamp set and he is holding a flag from the "Beam me up" stamp set. Both of the stamp sets are from Lawn Fawn.

The birds in the sky is from the Lawn Fawn "Happy village" stamp set and the flowers, leafs and rocks in the bottom are from the Lawn Fawn "Critters from the past" stamp set.

All the stamps and hand drawn images are colored using copic markers.

The soccer ball slides right into the goal via the slider die from Lawn Fawn.

I finished the card with a silver embossed sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Bright and cheerful
* Lawn Fawnatics - #31 Flowers, floral and foliage
* Paperminutes - #542 - Fußball

How owl you?

So this owl shaker card is a fun one, I think.

I got this idea to make a shaker in the owl's belly and I love how the green pearls brighten the neutral owl.

The background is lightly brushed using blue distress ink. I stamped the branches and the sentiment using stamps from the May My monthly hero kit. The colors of the branches are from the February my monthly hero kit.

The shaker owl is made from the biggest owl from the stamp set "stitched owls" from Creative Expressions. I cut out her belly, made a border around the belly using some foam tape and filled it with green, tiny pearls to match her eyes. I sure hope the green color is a fashion statement and not a sign of her being sick. But it could also mean that she have morning sickness and that I can expect lots of tiny owl shakers soon...)

Anyway... The owl is colored using copic markers and I glued her onto a fitting branch. And voila; she is done.

I'm entering the owl card in these challenges:
* The card concept - #95 {Owl Cherish Our Friendship} (Owl)
* Copic marker Norge - #98 Moodboard juni (Trees)
* Cards 4 Galz - # 73 Pretty and Pearly (Pearls in the owl shaker)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Friends in the arctic ocean

Brrrr! This is what summer feels like here in Norway. :-)

This glittering and cool sea card became so cute I just want to eat it. That smiling walrus just makes me smile.

I started making the sea and sky using inks from Hero arts and Ranger and spritzed it with water to make the colors react and move. The mountains are handdrawn and shaded with some Copic markers.

The walrus, ice flake, narwhale and fish are all Lawn Fawn stamps from the "Critters from the Arctic" and "Beary happy holidays" stamp sets. The killer whale are from an Avery Elle stamp set called "Whale hello". I colored all of these stamps using copic markers.

The sentiment are from the stamp set "Dearest friend" from Altenew.

Look at that walrus! Aww!

To finish this card I used lots of Wink of stella glitter pen on the mountains and ice. It's hard to see in the pictures how much it glitters, but in the last picture you can kind of see it a bit.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
* Cards in envy - Feeling blue and "distressed" (Blue and distressed ocean and sky)

Monday, June 18, 2018

A house under the mushrooms

Hi. Hope you are all well. Today I am sharing a cute mushroom card. Did you know that some bumble bees build their little red houses under mushrooms? No? I have evidence. Just look:

I made the soft blue background using distress ink and planted some Lawn Fawn die grass. I used copic markers to create som movement in the grass. The house is from the Lawn fawn stamp set "Happy little village". The mushrooms are a really old stamp from Dylusions. The house and mushroom are both colored using copic markers.

I don't own any stamps with someone small enough to live in the little house so I drew some bumble bees and their flying trails. To finish the card I used a little bit of glittering Wink of stella on the bumble bees' wings and the windows in the house and embossed a sentiment from My montly hero May kit.

 I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

* TGIF Challenges - #tgifc164 Technique Time - Doodle Bug (the bumble bees and their trails)
* The Cutie Pie - #124 spots & dots (The spots on the mushroom)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The twists and turns

Sometimes the genius plan you have in your mind doesn't work out at all in real life. This card is an example of that. It went through no less than three stages of planning and replanning before it ended up like you see below. At one time it was going to be a stenciled parrot on the card and in the beginning the embossed geometric diamonds were going to be directly on the main panel.

But still; I'm happy with the end result. I think it turned out fun.

I started the process stamping an old Dylusions rubber stamp from about 5 years ago, maybe more, and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then sprayed all the colors of the rainbow over the stamped image using Dylusions spray inks creating a resist effect. 

After having a couple of unsuccessful plans I rubbed some black distress ink over parts of the background before I sprayed the whole panel with Tattered Angels glimmer mist to create a beautiful shimmering effect.

I then cut the messy background into thin strips and fishtailed these to create a very messy and grungy, but clean CAS card in the end. The twists and turns... I finished the card using a sentiment from the May My Monthly Hero kit.

I am entering the card to these challenges:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The little things

Back today showing a clean and simple card for a good friend. I like the airy feel of the card and I know that my friend will like it. It really is the little things that makes a friendship.

The cloudy background is made using some Hero art ink on a MFT cloud stencil. The branch, apple and sentiment is stamps from Hero Arts - My monthly hero kit from May.

Finally I used glossy accent on the apple to give it a little dimension and shine.

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - For a male/dad (I have made it for a male)
Less is more - Friendship

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hay there

The cow and horse that has lived on my desk the last few days finally got their grass to live on.

All the stamped images on this card is from the Lawn Fawn stamp sets "Happy littel village" and "Hay there". Creating little scenes like this is so much fun.

I used copic markers to color the images and highlighted them with a white pen. The background is created using dies fra Lawn fawn and distress inks and also some Hero arts inks.

This card is supposed to go to a little boy we know that loves all things farm related.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Thinking of you

I'm still playing and having so much fun with my May My monthly hero kit. I finally got around to using the tree trunk with all the branches and created this little tree where a cat, a dog and a little squirrel lives.

I stamped the black images on my background wich I made using an old Christy Tomlinson stencil (my favourite stencil). I pushed distress inks and hero art inks through the stencil and created this sunset like background.

A very easy, but really effectful card. I just love the colors and the calmness in this card. Can't wait to five it to someone I really love.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon says stamp  monday challenge - All things bright and beautiful
4 crafty chicks - #406 Love is in the air 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Welcome, little boy

If you have watched Bob Ross' sweet painting videos you know all about his happy little accidents. According to him there are no mistakes in painting, there are only "happy little accidents" The sweet, little sheep in this card is a real happy accident. I was trying to color him, but couldn't get it right. It got worse and worse and I was about to give up and took one of my markers and drew all over it....and suddenly the wool appeared. Happy accident and very happy me.

The sheep, pig and goat is from the stamp set "Hay there" and the little bear is from the set "Beary happy holidays". Both of the stamp sets is Lawn Fawn sets.

The images are colored using Copic markers. I popped all the critters up on foam tape and placed them on the background where I have made a soft scene using left over patterned paper and cardstock. 

I finished the card using a sentiment from the "Happy little village" stamp set and added some wooden stars here and there.

Cute card for a cute baby boy.

I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Colorful houses

I've been enjoying coloring lately and a few night ago I pulled out the "Happy little village" stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I haven't gotten around to using it yet, so I stamped all the images and colored away. I used most of the images on a really elaborate card that I will share another day, but the last few bits were perfect for a clean and simple card like this.

I colored all the images using Copic markers and used a green ink pad from Hero arts to ink up a little spot for the houses and tree to sit on. I finished the card with a black strip of paper for the white embossed sentiment.

A really clean card that can be used for so many occations. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Swinging by... say "Wheeeee!".

I am guest star stamper at The Color Throwdown today and get to play with all the talented stampers using the Color Throwdown palette #496. This week it's white, black and aqua we all could (and can) play with.

I used elements from Hero Arts - My monthly hero May kit when I made my card. I love the crisp silhouettes against the light aqua background. And that little cat is so cute. I am a (crazy) cat lady all the way so of course I love that image.

The background is an Hero Arts ombre stamp pad With reactive ink. I spritzed some water on to create flow and movement in the flat background. I arranged the branches, girl and cat inside and on the Mama Elephant tri window frame.

To finish the card I glued on some half pearls. 

I hope you will play along this week.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Have you heard about the bear and the fox...

...baking birthday cakes?

Well, here it is. One of the most relaxing things to do I know of is to get lost in coloring, measuring and carefully cutting and then glueing lots of itty bitty pieces together and making a scene. I love watching my vague idea come to life in this way.

Yesterday I spent many hours creating this card, and the kitchen that I could put all the adorable little stamped images from several Lawn fawn stamp sets into. I used some left over woodgrain paper to build the kitchen.

I then colored lots of little stamped images from the following stamp sets; "Lawn fawn - Beary happy holidays", "Lawn fawn - Upon a star", "Lawn fawn - Baked with love" and "Lawn fawn - Sprinkled with joy". They are all colored using Copic markers. The Counter tops are also colored using copic markers.

The little fox from "Upon a star" originally looked up on the stars, but I tweeked his head a little to make him look inside the oven instead.

The oven is a tiny shaker filled with some clear seed beads to add even more interest to this really busy card. Those critters have a really busy day.

The sentiment is from Hero arts - My monthly hero february kit.

I totally and uttely love this card myself. That polar bear decorating his cupcake is so cute I just want to eat him and I strongly suspect that I have to give this card to someone in my household to keep it from moving to far away from me. Haha!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges: