Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hello girl

It's time to share my second guest designer project for Time Out challenges and today's card is also a card made with the theme "Item in your wardrobe" in mind.

I had this VERY old embellishment in a box filled with small treasures. It was a banner wrapped around a tiny clothes hanger and the second I found it I felt the need to make a dress for the hanger.

I used only left over bits of ribbon to make this dress; A pink silk ribbon for the top, a narrow, white ribbon for the neckline, a combined silk and lace ribbon for the skirt and also a piece of pearl "ribbon" for the necklace. I cut pieces to size and glued them together. Not a single stitch made by me. All cheeting with glue.

When the dress was done I hanged it on the clothes hanger and then I just had to stare at it for a while because it was so damn cute.

I then needed to hang the dress somewhere and I decided to make a room in Paris for it. I die cut a window using a Poppy stamps die ("Small madison window") and lightly colored it using a copic marker (C1) to create a bit of shadow. The shadows hardly show at all in the pictures unfortunately. I then masked and inked a light blue sky and green lawn on a piece of cardstock and glued a Simple Stories Eiffel tower to the scene, before I glued the scene behind the window.

I found a piece of left over patterned paper and a greyish brown piece of cardstock to create floor and wall paper. I also used a thin strip of white cardstock as baseboard in my room.

I found a piece of string and glued it across the top part of the card panel, glued the window over it and placed my dress on the string and secured it with lots of glue.

I finished my card with a sentiment from the same sticker sheet by Simple Stories as the Eiffel Tower and glued my card panel to a white card base.

The result is a very cute card for a cute girl.

I thank the Time Out challenge design team for having me the last couple of weeks and encourage you all to join this fun challenge. I've had a blast!

It's snowing

Early christmas card making for next christmas. Yes, indeed! I'm back sharing a card for our brand new challenge at The Male Room today. This time the theme for the challenge is "It's snowing".

I made this shaker card using the "Joy to the woods" stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I started by stamping the bird and the bird house. I then masked the stamped images before I stamped the birch trees. I then colored the images using copic markers.

Bird: R27, R24, R22, C5, C3, C9, YR07
Bird house: R27, R24, E37, E35, E29, C9
Birch trees: W7, W5, W3, W1
Sky: B000, B0000

 I drew a few details and highlights using a white gel pen.

I cut a piece of left over patterned paper to create my card front and cut a window in it using a Lawn Fawn stitched square die. I backed the window with acetate and doubled up foam tape behind it to create a shaker window. I used a few snowflake shaker elements from the My Monthly Hero October 2019 kit by Hero Arts to create a snowy day.

When I had glued my shaker together I stamped and clear embossed a sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set as the images.

I glued my card panel to a white card base and the card was done.

I hope you will join us in making snowy cards. Be sure to also check out our new design team member, Clarissa.

Thursday, January 16, 2020


So who's up for ripping your jeans to pieces? I am! I am!

I am honored to be guest designing for Time Out Challenges the next two weeks and the challenge is "Item in your wardrobe", so of course I took the challenge quite litterally and cut my jeans to pieces. I also found an old shirt that I have previously cut to pieces as well.

I started by cutting a piece of my jeans to cover the bottom part of my card panel and glued that in place. I then glued the striped fabric to a strip of white cardstock and cut it in half. I used my eyelets (Wow! They haven't been used in a while...) to create a closing mechanism for the belt and tied a piece of string to close the belt befor I glued them to my "pants". I then used two belt hoops from my pants and glued them over the belt.

I have these really old embellishment pieces by Simple Stories that fit perfectly for this card so I glued on a lipstick, ear buds, heart and a flower. I also attached a couple of metal caps by Uniquely Creative.

To finish this card I glued my card panel on to a white card base.

I hope you will join this fun challenge at Time Out Challenges. Remember; You don't HAVE to take it quite so literally as I did...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wish you the best

Finally it's time for a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero and to make it a bit easier for you this first month in the new year we ask you to make anything you can think of using Hero Arts products. A good, old "Anything goes".

For my DT-project I dug out one of my favourite stamp sets from my past My Monthly hero kits, (May 2018) and knew I wanted to combine it with elements from the July 2019 kit. A couple of days before I made this card I visited The library challenge and the extremely beautiful image from the book cover in the current challenge just stuck with me so I just had to try to make a card heavily inspired by it.

I started the whole prosess by cutting a piece of Bristol smooth card stock to size and cutting a circle mask to create the moon. I then blended several blue, aqua and brown reactive inks to create the sky. I spritzed the sky with water drops and fine mist and then dripped a few white paint drops on top. This created a starry sky.

I removed the moon mask at this point. I used copic markers (C1, C3 and 0) to create shadows on the moon. I also covered the moon with a layer of Wink of stella.

I stamped the distant trees stamps from the July 2019 kit using the cocoa and sand stone ink cubes also from the same kit.

I then turned my attention to the foreground images. I stamped the grass border in black ink and filled in the bottom part of the panel using the same black ink pad. I then stamped the tree, the girl and the dog. All three images from the May 2018 kit.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the December 2018 kit before I glued the panel on a white card base.

I hope you will be able to join us the next month. I can't wait to see what you create.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
* The library challenge - #50 Where the red fern grows
* Always fun challenges - #145 One layer
* Stamping sensations - Favourite stamps
* Stamps & Fun = Creativity - #359 Anything goes
* Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes 

Monday, January 13, 2020

The world to me

Today I am sharing a card for A Blog Named Hero using the January My Monthly Hero kit.
I was dying to try the biodegradable glitter from the kit so I started by stamping the earth and sentiment  using black ink and colored the earth quickly using copic markers.

I then covered all the green parts in liquid glue before I attatched the green glitter to it. I also used my wink of stella glitter brush to cover the rest of the earth. The result is a very glittery image, but the green parts even more glittery and a little dimensional as well.

After coloring the image I cut the card panel to size and wrapped the brown string from the kit around it a couple of times and tying a cute bow. I then glued three wood veneer stars around the image.

I finished the card by popping the panel up on foam tape before I glued it on to a grass green card base.

A Blog named Hero will share a brand new challenge the 15th. I hope you will come back then.

I hope you will have wonderful day

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Squeeze the day

It's winter and darkness is almost complete the whole day here in Norway, at least now when the rain has removed almost all the snow as well. No light means that one needs something bright yellow; enter the lemons!

So The Male Room are back with the first challenge of 2020 and we are starting with an "Anything goes"-challenge this year. Create what you like, as long as it could be used for a male.

For my card I used one of my Pink and Main crafty courtyard kits that I haven't used yet. I started by stamping the images on copic friendly card stock. I created a couple of masks to make the cluster of lemons the way I wanted them. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set above the images.

I colored the lemons using copic markers in the colors Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, YG11, YG17 and G28. I also created a few highlights and details using a white gel pen.

I cut out the middle part of the front lemon and glued the cut out part on a seperate piece of paper. I backed thehole with some acetate and created a fun shaker box and filled it with the oh-so-fun fruit shaped shaker elements from the kit. I picked only the ones in green and yellow for my shaker.

I cut my panel to size, backed it with some lime colored dot patterned paper from the kit and glued the whole thing to a white card base.

I hope you will join us in this very easy start on the new year.

I am also adding this card to the following challenges:
* Crafty sentiments designs - Anything goes
* A place to start - Anything goes + optional twist CAS
* AAA Birthday - #9 Shaker card

Monday, January 6, 2020

Winter birthday

Hi! I hope you all have had a lovely christmas. I have had a calm days with my family. WEish it could be like that a bit longer, but the everydays eventually has to come.

For my first post this year I have made this card combining a couple of challenges. Kind of really cute wintery birthday card.

The three animals in the stamped image are originally singing christmas carols, but by redesigning the polar bear's santa hat and making it just a regular brown hat and also by combining it with a birthday sentiment I think they are singing "Happy birthday to you" instead. Don't you?

I started by stamping the image by Scrapping for less on copic friendly paper and then colored it using copic markers. I used a white gel pen to create some highlights to brighten the image a bit.

I cut a couple of snowy hills from Simon says stamp glitter cardstock and glued them together (that doesn't show good in the photos). I fussy cut the image and glued it on top of the "snow" and then glued the scene to a piece of white card stock. I stamped the notes (from the same stamp set as the image) and the sentiment (also by Scrapping for less) using dark brown ink by Ranger.

I then matted the card panel on a dark brown card stock before I mounted the whole thing to a white card base.

 I am adding this card to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - #156 Sketch + optional twist winter birthday

* Color Throwdown - #574 Red, brown and white

* Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Party time 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A little gift box

Good morning (at least it is morning for me). Today I am back sharing a box for the new "box or bag-challenge" at The Male Room Challenge.

I have sort of a block against altered stuff. I like it best when I am creating on flat stuff, so this challenge was a bit of a challenge, but challenges are the way we grow as creative people, I think, so I was just going to town and hoping for the best.

My box was originally a box that a cherry cheese came in and it had such a lovely lime green color and that was what inspired me to go with this color scheme. So when I glued patterned paper on the box I left a thin line at the bottom of the box uncovered to show of that lovely color.

I have almost entirely used the july Crafty Courtyard kit by Pink and Main to create this box and I started by stamping the sail boat in the bottle (wich I loooove) and colored it using copic markers in the following colors:

Waves: G28, G24, YG03, BG13 and BG11
Ship: E29, E27, E35 and C9
Sails: R46, R27, R24, W3, W1, 0
Cork:E29, E27, E25
Sky: B00, B000, B0000

I also gave the colored image a fw highlights using a white gel pen.

I covered the box in papers from the Pink and Main kit and glued a piece of brown bakers twine around the top of the lid.

I then fussy cut the stamped image and popped it up on foam tape and glued it to the lid. I used three wood embellishments also from the kit and scattered a few sequins around the image.

To finish the box I dug out a sentiment from a book of Tim Holtz idea-ology stickers and placed it below the image.

And well. I like the result even though I had to think hard. And I love the before and after:

I hope you will join us in making bags and boxes the next couple of weeks. And we also have a DT-call so maybe you will play with us in the team as well.?

I am adding this box to the following challenges:
 * Crafty sentiments designs - Anything goes
* Through the craft room door - Anything goes
* International art and soul - #73 Anything but a card 
* Colour crazy challenge - #48 Anything goes colouring challenge

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

"A Santa on the roof... better than 2 in the North Pole" - Old North Pole saying.

I hope you are all having a fantastic advent so far. Today I am guest designing for Copic Norge in their Advent calendar again with this Santa on the roof.

In my house we are all waiting desperately for christmas and are currently baking gingerbread house and traditional christmas cookies every night, but we are waiting for the 23rd of December to decorate our house as tradition is for us. But while we are waiting I am creating christmas cards and I love this santa stamp by Scrapping for less.

I started by stamping the image and drawing a horizontal line to create the roof top and then I was off to coloring:
  • Santa's face: E35, E31, E00 and RV11. White dots in cheek just to make him cute.
  • Beard, mustasche and hair: C5, C3 and C1. White gel pen to make the hair streaky and hairy and tangly. My santa's are not the glossy kinds.
  • Fur on the clothes: C3 and C1 in dots here and there. Blended with 0 to make it look a little more fluffy and white gel pen to create wven more structure.
  • Mittens: C5, C3, C1. I drew in a few v-shapes to create the illusion of knitted mittens.
  • Jacket and hat: RV69, R46, R27 and R24
  • Chimney: C9, C7, C5 and C3
  • Snow: I created shadows and foot prints in the snow by using C1 and B0000 and also 0 to blend.
Before I went on with the rest of the card I gave all my images a few white lines for highlights.

I fussy cut the image and used foam tape to attach it to the patterned paper that created a lovely base as a snowy background. I then cut my panel to size using a stitched rectangle die by lawn Fawn.

I stamped my sentiment (fromn the same stamp set as the Santa) and the stars (from the October My Monthly Hero set) and white embossed these. That created the loveliest shine to the card.

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

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Traditional christmas
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Stars
* Time out challenges - #150 Merry and Cheerful
* Use your stuff challenge blog - #387 Mint Challenge (sky)
* Crafty cardmakers - #247 Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Driving home for christmas

Hi everyome. I am so happy to be guest designing for Copicmarker Norge today and made this cute christmas card for them. I love how it turned out.

I started the journey by stamping the image by Stamping Bella. The image is called "Christmas bug". I colored the image using my copic markers in the following colors:

  • Car and the middle of the wheels: E29, E37, E35, E31 and YR27. I used the YR27 as a top coat to make the perfect rusty brown color for the beetle.
  • Wheels: C9, C7, C5, C3
  • Tree: G28, YG17, G24, RV69, R27 and R24
  • Lights: YG17, YG13, B04, B02, Y15, Y13, R27 and R24
  • Shadows in the snow: C1, B000 and B0000
  • Sky: B41, B60, B32, B00 and B000
All my highlights are made using a white gel pen and the lights got covered in glittery Wink of Stella.

When all my coloring was done I dotted snow over all of the sky and image, making some of the dots bigger dor depth. Love the result. Looks like such a snowy, lovely christmas weather. Probably horrible to drive in (and especially when you have a huge tree filling the whole car).

Befor glueing the panel to a white card base I stamped my sentiment from the October My Monthly Hero kit.

Make yourself a lovely day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, November 15, 2019

A merry little christmas

Happy friday, everyone! Today we have new challenge starting at A Blog Named Hero and this time we are going for muted tones.

I don't really have any muted tones in my body, all bright and crazy bones, so this was a bit of a challenge, but I know so many of you is rocking the muted tones.

But after lots of ponderings I came up with this card where I have used the cool christmas trees from the October My Monthly Hero kit.

I started by masking off where I wanted the snow to go before I started blending the sky using a few purple and grey inks. I then found a star stencil by Skull and Cross Buns and wiped off the ink through it and created this muted starry sky.

I then used my mask and the leftover ink om my brush to create a few snowy hills for dimension.

I stamped my trees using black ink and the sentiment from the stamp set in the kit and colored the baubles on the trees using copic markers in muted purples, pinks and greys.

I then attatched my card panel to a white card base.

For the finishing touches and some extra shine I used a silver sakura gel pen on the snowy hills and the "hanger bits" on the baubles and also a few extra stars on the sky.

I can't wait to see your muted tones creations. Ready, set, create!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Try it on tuesday - Cold, cold, cold  
* The holly and ivy christmas challenge - #60 Anything christmas goes
* Cardz4Galz - #109 Let it snow
* The paper shelter - #406 Christmas spirit 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lovebug wishes

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing my last card for the month of nature for A Blog Named Hero. I went all huge making a mountain and ocean-card for the last card I shared, so I am going all tiny for my last one.

For this card I used the cute mushroom and ladybug stamps from the December 2018 My Monthly Hero kit to create my scene.

I started by inking my sky using a light blue color. I then inked my grass using a couple of green shades. I splattered some water drops on the grass to make it react and cut it a bit wavy to make it come to life. I glued the sky and grass together and cut them to a long narrow strip. I also cut a thin strip of black cardstock to ground the scene a bit.

I stamped my images and colored them using copic markers and created some highlights using a white gel pen. I then glued my images on to my scene.

I glued the whole thing to a white panel cut to size using a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as the images.

Finally I glued my card panel to a green card base and finished the card by making a few droplets with glitter glue.

Be on the lookout for our new challenge at A Blog Named Hero the 15th. It is a lovely one.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
*  Make my monday - #109 Red, Green and white
* Crafty Creations challenges - #402 Anything goes
* The sisterhood of crafters - Forest animals