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Mom’s Birthday-mermaid

 So last weekend was my mother’s birthday but i hadn’t had time to make her a card so i have spent a bit of this week (coloring and cutting) and weekend.

As it was for my mother i just had to use a mermaid or some fishes, so i choose my favorite mermaid, the Sweet November Bubbles Lostlagoon. Both me and my mom really love the blue/green color, she more for the mint green and me more for the petrol, so I decided to use Bo Bunny’s collection Peacock Lane. I tried to color Bubbles accordingly to the papers. I used BG45 and BG49 for the hair and i have to say that i love these pens, the blend so nice and give a such nice vibrant color – I need to use them more often from now one. The pearls in her hair have been colored with a white gelly roll-pen. On the tail I used like the only combination of yellow/green that i have but i didn’t feel happy with it so i tried to give it a bit more texture by making a crisscross-pattern. But I still didn’t like it, it looked to dull so i covered the tail with some crackle accent. To make Bubbles company i stamped and colored Seamoore and Lio that are companions for some of the other mermaid but i thought that this would be perfect for my mother.

For the sentiment I used AmyR’s underwater sentiment stamped with some Grape Gelly Memento Ink. The 47 is made with the smallest scalloped  and normal nestabilities circle and the Provocraft’s alphabet Babyface. The ribbon is tied with a Nellie-knot, I saw Heather making on on a video, you can find it here, and I just loved it. I have always had a problem with using sheer ribbon due to the fact that i don’t like the adhesive showing through and i want the ribbon to be at least a bit fastened- so this was a great solution, and it worked out great for this card!

Lastly i hope my mother can forgive me for putting her age on her card:D

Stamp: CC Design – Sweet November Mermaids – Bubbles Lostlagoon, Seamoore, Lio. CC Design – AmyR Sentiments – Underwater sentiments

Copic: E11, E21, E51, R22, BG49, BG45, BG11, YG17, YG13, YG11, V17, V15, V12, 0, E31, E33

Papers: Bo Bunny – Peacock Lane

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large and Small Scalloped Circles and Circles. Provocraft – Babyface

Other: Memento – Grape Gelly. Gelly Roll pen – White.

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My first owl

So earlier this week I got a nice package with two new stamp-sets from The Crafter’s Meow. I have so fallen in love with their owls and just had to order some of them. Sense i do have a card that i love, you can find it here, so i just had to buy the Christmas set and then the valentines one just were so cute so i couldn’t not order it. Right now I do regret I didn’t get the birthday one too but that might be next month buy.

Anyway i wanted to make a simple and small card and i did of coarse wanted to use one of my new owls. I wanted to paper piece the owl so I found this brown dotted paper from Jillibean Soup, the mustard soup-collection, that i really liked. I kept going with the paper piecing and got a yellow paper from the same collection. I used the small nestabilities circle and one of the grommet tags from spellbinders to frame the image and the sentiment. Inside the circle and the grommet tag I inked with some memento new sprout and Pear tart, the photo ain’t showing of the green that well but the color looks really spring-fresh. The sentiment is from CC Design and AmyR Sentiments stamps, and i just love then and this is the first time I use it even if i have played a lot on scraps. The sentiment is stamped with Memento’s tuxedo black and rich cocoa. The stamped inks have faded a lot due to the fact that i inked the green overtop of it, next time i need to do it in the opposite order… only problem is that i like to stamp the sentiment first and then cut it out with the spellbinders die.

I’m very happy with the card and I think I will make a couple more with this basic layout, especially when I need a card quickly…

Stamp: The Crafter’s Meow – Happy Owlentines Day. CC Design – AmyR Sentiments – Big Words, Handy Additions.

Paper: Jillibean Soup – Mustard Soup

Copic: YG17, YG13, YR14, Y21, E43, E41, 0

Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Pear Tart

Dies: Spellbinder – Nestabilites – Small circle, Spellbinder – Shapeabilities – Grommet Tags

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A Flirty Nordic Edward

So i decided to get my creative juices flowing so i looked through some of my colored images and looked around the net for some inspiration and i found something good. Tammy made this beutiful edward-card and i really loved how she used the colored rick racs and i wanted to make a similar one. Mine ended up very similar but I’m still happy about it.

I started out with die-cutting my Edward (the one i colored on my copic-coarse) with nestabilities small labels. You can’t really see it on the card because i thought it looked a bit to simple and small so i put the ribbons over the edges instead. My ric rac’s are med with the Classic Ric Rac edgeabilities. The greeting is the Swedish word for “Congratulations” and are from Vilda Stamps. For the greetings banner i used the Wonky Rectangles Wonky Nestabilities to make the v-cut. Both the background and greeting is colored with Warm Gray copics.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm – Flirty Edward. Vilda Stamps – Grattis

Copic: E51, E21, E11, E93, E49, E29, E37, R59, E46, R29, W1, W3

Paper: Basic Gray – Nordic Holiday

Die: Spellbinder – Edgeabilities – Classic Ric Rac, Spellbinder – Nestabilities – Small Labels and Wonky Rectangles

  • Basic Gray Challenge – #61 Favorite Thing (for my it’s my spellbinders and the three brads that I can’t help to use- but the all time favorite that is used is my cuttlebug!)
  • Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

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Black and White Mice with icecream

 So i just made the first card in 2012, whoho! The card is for an old high scool-friend that turns 25 next week. I have no idea what colors she like and i knew House Mouse had a black and white challnge i thought it would be perfect.

The mice i colored with mostly neutral grays and some addition of cold grays. I really like how the darker mice’s fur turned out, the light one was hard to get the texture without making it darker so i kept it as i was. The edge of the ice cream-label and the text is also painted with some sakura stardust-pen, it’s a bit hard to see on the picture but you can see that it do have another shade then the rest.

The papers that is used is of an unknown brand, I did buy a couple of sheets as a pack but they came as loose papers. If anyone recognize them please tell me. The scalloped edge is made with Jumbo Scalloped from My Favorite Things. The flowers are made with EK Sucess’ Medium retro Flower and Flowerpower punch. I also used some doilies and they are my forgotten item for this card. A long time ago i bought a lot of dodilies from Panduro but they apparently ended up in the bottom of my paperstash, because that were i found them when i went into the wardrobe and for my hidden-away-papers.

But the most exciting is the brads! Some days ago i got a nice package home in in mailbox containing We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool. I ordered it when Amy recommended it with the comment that it might seem like a waster but that once you use it you’ll love it. I always get annoyed that my brads don’t line up due to the fact that when i open the legs they get uneven. And after using it on this card I just have to say: I LOVE IT! It’s simple, saves my fingers from getting the bradlegs under my nails, and the brads get straight- so simple and just wonderful!

Copic: N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, C2, C4, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – labels 8. My Favorite Thing – Jumbo Scallop

Other: EK Success – Retro Flower Medium and Flower Power

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A New Year and top 7 from 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!

So I decided to make top 5 of my cards i made the last year. And i will try go get better ones during this year. This is also my way of playing around now when I’m away from home:)

So after looking at the cards made last year i realized that i couldn’t keep it to only 5 so i had to come do a top 7 instead. So here is my top 7 (in no specific order)

Holly Jolly Deer

A Micely Cupcake for my grandfather

Fruity fun on Hello Luscious

I Got my Mojo back

Disney’s Mickey and friends

Masuline Train

A House Mouse Graduation-card

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Theo’s Baptism-card

 

So my lovely godson Theo will get baptist this weekend and  he will be officially mine and Björn’s godson, so i made a card to go with his gift. We have bought cufflinks ingraved with “Theo” and I hope he will like them when he gets older.

I sat a long time thinking about what stamp I could use for this card, I always think it so hard for a little guy. But i finally decided to use Magnolia’s Parrot and the Jungle leaves (from the pet collection). I had a bit of a problem to make the masking to get the parrot sit on the leaves. I had to first stamp the body of the Parrot and then masking it off. Then i stamped the leaves on top and masked then off also so i could stamp the feathers so they would peek out from underneath the leaves. The parrot and the leaves are of coarse colored with copics. I didn’t have any muted blue-greens so i used a lot of gray over so dull it out a bit.  The frame is Spellbinder’s deckled rectangles and i made the sky behind with a combination of Faded jeans and Broken china.

The Papers that i used are from My minds Eye Out of the blue collection and the Fly a Kite collection. And I just love the trains – they are the reason i bought them from the beginning. The letters for “Theodor” is Provocraft’s Baby Face alphabet. The black brads is some generic kind that i buy lots of and the orange ones, bot big and small, is from Paper Wishes Disney-set.

Stamps: Magnolia – Parrot and Jungle Leaves

Ink: Distress Ink – Faded Jeans

Copic: YR02, YR16, YR18, Y13, Y17, Y19, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG15, BG13, BG11, C4, C6, 0

Paper: My Minds eye – Fly a kite and Out of the Blue

Other: Spellbinder – nestabilities – deckled rectangles. Provocraft- Baby face

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Holly Jolly Deer

I have to admit that i have fallen head over heels with the deer and the squirrls from the Greeting Farm’s Forest friends. I did stamp up some during the scrapgathering but im starting to run low on them,so i just HAD to order the set for myself – a good use for the money i got from my grandma in cristmas gift. Some other (lots…) find it’s way into my ordering-baskets so I can’t wait for my mailbox to be full of goodies, but it will probobly be for after the 7th when i get home again from the baptism of my godson (that’s the card that is comming up).

I have been thinking a lot about this card, especially the papers and I have been wondering what would be suitable as a focal to them, so after some thinking i decided that the Deer would be good- as a raindeer-feel. So i colored the Deer with Copics, and got happy with it and then started to pull a couple of papers from the Holly Jolly Christmas-collection from Echo Park, then i got some cardstock to match and put it all in front of me. And then i spilled the biggest glass of milk over it all! Let’s just say that it was annoying and that i dried all the papers with my embossing-gun. All paper was ok, a bit wobbly but ok, except for the deer so i had to redo him, i have to say that the second one got a bit better- but still….

I used a Cute Card Thursday’s Sketch for the layout, just changing a bit. I also followed the colors of this weeks Shabby Tea Room.

The decorations on this card is mostly the rhinestones and the ribbon but i also put a hint of diamond stickles on some of the christmaslight-paper. The background of the Deer is made with some nestabilities (scalloped and normal oval) and the white paper is embossed with Provocraft’s embossingfolder Snowflakes. The greeting is stamped with the distress Ink Gathered Twigs.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm – Forest Friends. Arkivet – cirkel God Jul

Copic: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, C10 + White Gelly Roll Pen

Paper: Echo Park – Holly Jolly Christmas

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Scalloped oval, oval, scalloped circle, circle. Provocraft – embossingfolder – Snowflakes

Other: Diamond Stickles. Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs. Colored Rhinestones.

Shabby Tearooms Inspirational Photo

 

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Playing around

Some weeks ago i ordered Making frosty friends and the Critters in the snow-sets from Lawn Fawn. I saw them in podcast with Christine, i really feel in love with the cards she made so i wanted to do some similar (which is on the way).

But due to sickness, new job, christmascards and birthdays they have been on my desk, looking very sadly in my direction. And now when Björn is cooking i sat down and started to play with them and the Archival Brilliance Graphite Black that I got as a christmasgift from my brother. And i can only say WOW! I love them both! The snowmen are so fun to create and even if they are clearstamps that are just so good! They keep the ink and give such wonderful lines, it was a long time ago i got this worked up about just stamping, and the inkpad then… i love it! It smells a bit different then I’m use to but it get so black, all covering black! I just had to share it to the world!

Happy, happy, happy!

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A Wintery Birthday card

 (better picture coming tomorrow when I can take one in daylight)

So I just finished up another card that have been in peaces on my desk for months. I did color the mice for a long time ago and did choose a couple of papers from the DCWV’s Christmas pack, but i just ended up using two of them. The card if for my grandmothers birthday next week. The layout is using this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge that is a sketch. I don’t really know what to say more, i wish a had some of the spellbinders grommet tags for the sentiment, but nothing i had at home looked good and i don’t really think that the small text is enough either but i was the best i could come up with. The border is made with on of the inserts from Spellbinders edgeabilities, the classic rick rack one. Because it was the insert i traced the edges and cut it out.

Copic: E13, E11, E21, E00, E04, E31, E33, E35, R29, R39, E59, E40, E41, YG17, YG08, E21, E31, G85, YG67, B91, B93, N5, N3, N1, E57, E49, E29, E11, N9, N7, N5, N3, E57, E33, E31, E43, 0

Stamp: House Mouse – Christmas Opening Presents and Spring: Dip

Other: Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo distress Inks. Spellbinders – Edgeabilities – Classic Ric Rac

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Mini-Christmas and Copics!

Today i have been to my parents house celebrating a mini-christmas, due to the fact that my siblings won’t be home at the 24th. It was very nice and i got an Archival Brilliance Graphite Black ink-pad from my brother. I have wanted one for a while now but I just never prioritized it so it’s gonna be fun to try it out.

Another bonus of the day was that my father returned from a buissnesstrip from USA so he had the Copics i orded with him! Yummy… a big bunch of yellows and organges so now i should be able to color a lot of that also:)

Just can’t wait! I wonder how I’m gonna be able to study this week…

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