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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In my imaginary neighbourhood

I'm going all primary colors on you today for our new challenge at The Male Room. This time we are inspired by famous artists.

I have such a fascination for Piet Mondrian and his works so I just had to choose him for my card. I have chosen his caracteristic geometric patterns in his colors and since his style often is associated with architecture I used some houses as well.


Well. I started coloring the stamped image from Concord & 9th's City Stacks stamp set. I used copic markers in all soft browns, warm greys and brownish reds, but used primary colors for the doors in the three little houses.

I then started measuring and designing my Mondrian style pattern and colored it also using my copics blending the colors from dark to light to make some depth in the pattern.

I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die and cut it in half. I popped it up on foam tape and glued the panels on the top and bottom of a white piece of cardstock. I also popped the houses up on foam and tucked it behind the bottom Mondrian panel.


To finish the card I stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set as the houses and glued on 5 wooden stars on the "sky".

You can see where my insiration comes from on the Mondrian work below.


I hope you will dig out your inner famous artist and play with us the next couple of weeks.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Simon says stamp monday challenge - Make your own background
* Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - Anything goes
* Colour crazy challenge - Anything goes 

Monday, November 5, 2018

You rock

For the card today I used a kit from Scrapping for less. I love old radios so this beautiful stamp from Create a smile stamps spoke to the instant I saw it.

The stamp made me think of the 50s and 60s and the cool interior style they had in those days with all the rounded edges and cool patterns. To create the right vibe I used a very fun die from Gummiapan to create those rounded connected frames. I then glued the blue arrow patterned paper behind it. I glued the rectangles on a piece of the greyish brown patterned paper and cut a rectangle using a stitched rectangle die.


To color my stamp I used copic markers in browns and warm grays and glued a couple of brown sequins to bling up the knobs on the radio. I then popped up the image on foam dots and placed it on my panel.

To finish my card I glued a couple of glass drops on the card and glued the whole thing on a white card base.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
* Just us girls - #465 Music
* Allsorts challenge blog - #492 Pretty paper
* The library challenge - The lion, the witch and the wardrobe (inspired by the blue, white and browns in the picture and also the rounded shape of the wardrobe)
* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper challenge - November challenge

Card Chain Challenge october reveal

The days have gone by and I have totally forgotten about sharing my october card in the Card Chain Challenge. This is such a wonderful challenge blog and I love the idea that you are making a card for a fellow crafter somewhere in the world and receiving one as well. What a lovely gift to give and be given.

I made this card and sent it all the way to New Zealand where Karren lives. I used a kit from Scrapping for less and colored the very cute image using my Copic Markers. I mounted the image on a strip of vellum and glued them both on a piece of patterned paper from BoBunny. I then used a stitched rectangle die to cut the whole panel down to the right size and matted this using a dark green piece of cardstock.

I scattered some sequins around the image for interest and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as the image and white embossed it. To finish the card I mounted the whole thing on a white card base.


And of course I have to show you the beauty I got in my mail box from Hilary in Great Britain. I have borrowed her picture of the card to show you below. I love the colors and the shine in the leafs. Thank you so much, Hilary.


I really hope you will also sign up for the next challenge. It is so much fun.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cozy, sweet hugs

A new challenge is up at the Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog today and this time we are playing with digital elements in our cards.

For this card I have used some of the downloadable elements from the Lollipop box club september kit and also stickers and die cuts from the same kit.

I arranged all of my embellishments on two strips of leafy paper elements. I popped the "sweet hugs" element up on foam tape to make it pop even more. I also tied a piece of string, also from the kit, around the card panel.

For finishing touches I glued some golden yellow sequins around the embellishment cluster and then I glued the whole panel on a craft card base.


I hope you will join us the next two weeks in this fun challenge.