A White and very Blue Shaker “Star Tilda”

So i wanted to do my first shakercard for this blog. I did one long before the blog started but let’s just say that it was in the begining and every time i see it on my mothers shelf i wish she would take it down.

So i wanted to use one of my favorite stamps: Magnolia’s Star Tilda.I did color this one a while ago and i found Bo Bunny’s Midnight Frost to suit her well, so i kept going. And if you know me I’m crazy for blue so it got the be a very blue card with hints of white. On the scrapmeeting a while back i stamped some background that my friend Linda had so i deiced that one of them would be in the shaker. I colored it lightly with lots of gray and blender pen so it wouldn’t take to much of the focus away from Star Tilda. The shaker is is made by oval and scalloped oval nestabilities. The plastic is from an nestabilitiepackage and the filling is white flocking from You Do. As an after thought i think that card would have looked better white the scalloped edge white and the flocking should have been handled more, now when you hake the card the flocking has a tendency to clump a bit.

The stars and letters have been cut from a white (with small blue lines) paper from the collection. The letters are die cut with a Double Do alphabet and the stars i stamped with a stamp i had (on the backside of the paper) and the cut by hand. Both the letters and the stars have been covered with stardust stickles. The rest of the card and the star Tilda holds is also coated with stardust. The ribbon is a white dotted organza ribbon.

Stamp: Magnolia – Star Tilda an Welcome to a Sweet Christmas.

Copic: E31, E33. E35. E37, E39, B45, B21, B00, E00, E21, E51, E11, 0, E43, E41, C2, C4, Y19, Y15, Y21, R39, E40, E41, BV13, BV04, B91, B93, YG17, YG67, E31, E33, E35

Paper: Bo Bunny – Midnight Frost

Other: White Gelly Roll-pen, Stardust Stickles. Spellbinders – Nestabilities- Oval and Scalloped Oval. Double Do – Alphabet. You Do – white flocking

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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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A Forest-Christmas-Card

(I’m once again sorry for the bad quality of the photos but in Gothenburg it’s either dark from storms or night right now so it’s a bit hard with the lighting)

So today i have had an entire free day and I’m feeling healthy and alert so i deiced to make a card for my baby sister.

Last week I went to Borås with my sister and mother and Tina said that she really wanted a card with Squirrels. And fortunately for me i stamped a couple of the squirrels and the deer from the Greeting farm when i was in Kumla om the gathering.

So i colored the squirrels with copics. I tried to get a textured acorn i do think i succeded, but im not very happy with the dark squirrel so i guess it evens out:). The image is mounted on a nestabilities oval and label 18.

The Color Throwdown Challenge

The papers that are used a from Basic Gray’s Nordic Holiday, except for the woodgrained one that is from the Life of the Party collection. I knew that i wanted to go with a green and brown theme to get a forest-feeling, but after checking in on this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge i through in the bown-pinkish paper also (It feels less fink and more sueded in RL i think).

The layout is made from this weeks Sketch Saturday and i did embellish the card with some brown fuzzy brads and some smallpinecones i found on my way from work one day (mohaha, me collection stuff doesn’t always turn out with me throwing things away). The sentiment is From You Do and says “Happy Christmas” in swedish, strange phrasing for us also but i really like the font. The greeting is framed with on of spellbinders ribbontags.

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This weeks Simon Says Challenge is a photo-inspiration and i really got stuck on the green ornament with the white tree:)

Stamps: The Greeting Farm – Forest Friends, You Do – Svensk Jul

Copic:E41, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, N1, N3, N5, R20, R22, 0

Paper: Basic Gray – Nordic Holiday and Life of the Party

Dies: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Large Oval and Label 18 and Ribbon tags trio

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Other: Versa Magic – Jumbo Lava

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A Blue unwraped Tilda

So… On the 26th of November i was an a gathering in Kumla with my friend Linda. Sense then i have been sick and been on an education for a new job so i haven’t had time to do basically anything. On the gathering i started a Christmas card featuring Unwraped Tilda. I had such a blast but i only made it to completing the parts so the plan was to assemble it at home. Well i did assemble and complete it today- not really according to plan, hihi.

So i colored Tilda with copics as usually. I framed her with some circle nestabilities and lacy circles (that i borrowed from Linda and have fallen in love with!). I did some snowflakes in the new distress ink Iced Spurce, but it didn’t turn out very good but whats done is done. The papers that i used are from Bo Bunny’s collection Snowfall. The greetingis from Arkivet and are stamped in Aged Mahogany if i remember correctly. I did tie the ribbon around one of the papers as a gift so get a more christmasy feeling- i can’t remember who I saw it from first but i love the look of it.

Stamp: Magnolia – Unwraped Tilda, Arkivet – round God Jul

Copic: E11, E51, E21, E00, E93, E97, E95, E93, E91, BG11, C0, C2, E39, E37, E35, N5, N3, N1, E37, E39, E29, E59, E33, E31, E40, 0

Papers: Snowfall

Dies: Spellbinder – Large and small circles and lacy circles

Other: Distress Ink – Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany

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A Blue and Purple Fathom Calmsea

I got a nice tip from Birgitte the other day about an challenge over at the Copic Challenge Group that is about colors of the sea and of coarse got a nice fuzzy feeling and started out another of Sweet November’s mermaids, this time Fathom Calmsea.

Sense the challenge was about colors if the sea i had to keep to the blue theme but i do some more water-like before so i wanted to make this one not so extremely obvious. So i checked through my stash and found DCWV’s Winter Combo stack and wanted to use it. I started out with the light paper and thought it reminded me a bot of seaweeds and corals.

I colored Fathom Calmsea and the three Lios accordingly to the papers. I really like the green touches and I can almost see her peeking up from a puddle of seaweed:) I also tried a new way of coloring the tail. I wanted to get a more fish-like feeling with scales but didn’t want the normal round scale so i tried some horizontal lines. Björn said it look like mackerel so it it worked on him at least.

The divider between the two background-papers is made with the Dainty Dots-die from My Favorite Things. For embellishments i used a baby blue satin ribbon and some light blue rhinestones. The card is made from this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch. Instead of the circular parts of the sketch i placed Lio to take up that space. The greeting is “You make me Happy” in Swedish.

Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November Fathom Calmsea and Lio. Vilda Stämplars “Du gör mig glad”

Copic: E11, E21, E51, E93, R20, R22, B00, B41, B32, BV02, BV13, BV04, YG17, YG13, 0

Papers: DCWV’s  Winter Combo Stack

Other: My Favorite Things’ Dainty Dots. Spellbinders scalloped and normal oval

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A Micely Cupcake for my grandfather

Det här kortet har jag gjort inför min morfars födelsedag i slutet av veckan.

När jag var liten och vi var uppe och hälsade på mormor och morfar tog alltid morfar fram lite olika verktyg, mest hammare och spik, och vi satt och hamrade och snickrade i evigheter. Det blev mest kostigta sammansättningar av olika bräder men jag har nog aldrig haft så roligt som vid de tillfällena. Därför försökte jag göra ett kort som skulle påminna om de stunderna.

För en närmare beskrvning av hur jag gjorde kortet se under den engelska delen.

This card is for my grandfather for his birthday on the 27th.. A couldn’t help myself so i choose on of my absolutely favorite stamps: the House Mouse Birthday Cupcake one.For the papers and the coloring I had a speciall paper in mind. The paper is the blue one from DCWV’s The Guy stack.

When i was little and spent time up with my grandparents my grandfather always gave me and my sister some nails, hammer, saw and some wood and we did put them together in all kinds of ways. I have to admit that that it really turned out nice or as something but we had so much fun. I did do a Kallaha-game once but that is the only finished thing i can remember. Whenever i see different carpenter tools I always think about him and their driveway, those times is really some of my most treasured memories and I did wanna get a part of them in this card. That background for the card is a part of the warm and fuzzy and warm aspect of the card, an feeling aspect:), and i do hope that bu sharing this i will qualify for this House Mouse Challenge, otherwise i will hope that the warm and fuzzy mice will due;).

All the edges have been distressed with either Tumbled Glass or Vintage Photo to get ride off all the harsh white lines. The brads in the corners have groves like a screw to match the tool-theme. For the shadowing on the cupcake-wrapping i used E39 and a lot of blenderpen. Then only thing i would like to caution about is that the paper I have used is all coated with some glossy material so making the shadows wasn’t that easy and the color just runs of the glossy parts.

Stamp: House Mouse’s Birthday Cupcake, Reprint’s Grattis (“Congratulations” in Swedish)

Copic: E04, E13, E11, E21, N1, N3, N5, R20, E40, E43, N7, N5, N3, E31, E33, E35, C0, C2, E31, G00, BG11, E39, 0

Papers: DCWV’s The Guy Stack

Other: Spellbinder’s Label 18, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.

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A floral Bubbels

So after a lot of christmas-cards i felt like making a card for my own pleasure and sense i really wanted to do a card with Sweet November’s Bubbles Lostlagoon.I just love her hair and she is the the only sitting figure i have so far so next time i will have to make something for her to sit on.

I first deiced that i wanted to use Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss so I tried to color accordantly to the papers. I started our with the green tail and then kept going with the hair. I did want it to be a bit orange/yellow to match the hibiscus-flowers of the paper but i didn’t found a good combination due to the fact that i only have one orange so it got the be a bit more yellow. I don’t think it have enough contrast but that will have to be for the next time. The orange pen is an Copic original pen and i had a really hard time to blend it well when i used it direct to the paper, and i think it got a bit to soft when i used the tip to tip method with the Y17.

The frame for Bubbles is made with scalloped circles and circles nestabilities and the white oval have been embossed/letterpressed with the circles impressabilities. The tag is made with Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tab & tags and i backed the tag on a blue circle made with nestabilities circle. The stamp is from the text-set from Reprint (the swedish word for Thanks). The wave on the bottom is made with My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallop. The inside is made with the same wave.

Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November Bubbles Lostlagoon, Reprint’s Text-set

Copics: E11, E21, E51, E93, YG17, YG13, YG11, Y00, B24, B21, N3, BG49, BG02, YR09, Y17, Y08, 0

Papers: Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss

Dies: Spellbinder’s Scalloped and normal Ovals, Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tabs & Tags, My favorite Things’ Jumbo Scalloped Die-namic

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All white Penny Black: Mouse with wishlist

So i just did my first Penny Black card for the order. I have for a long time now wanted to try to make a all white card and when Penny Black’s Saturday Challenge had an challenge of a white and silver card i just jumped on the challenge.

I did use two embossingfolders from provocraft, the Snowflakes one and the Swiss dots.  The image is on of the ones (and one of my favorites) from Penny Black’s Christmas Critters set.

The card is decorated with a white ribbon and some silver thread. I also used some rhinestones that gets a bit of silvery shine against the white aof the card.

Copic: E93, E31, E51, E40, N3, N1, C0, 0

Dies: Spellbinder’s Large and Small Circles and Large Scalloped Circles

Embossingfolders: Provocraft’s Swiss dots and Snowflakes

Stamp: Penny Black’s Christmas Critters

Penny Black’s Saturday Challenge – #176 Christmas & Snowflakes/Snow & Silver

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Christmas hamster: card 3, last one

 So I’m done with the last House Mouse and hamster card of the order. This one is a more old-fashioned one and I wanted a white hamster on this one. I really like how the hamster turned out but i do think the mice look a bit tan beside him or her so if i had colored the hamster first i would probably have gone with a lighter skin-combo for the mice.

The papers are, as on the other two cards, from DCWV’s The Christmas Combo pack.

So now i will head over to the next part of the order that will be featuring some Penny Black stamps….

Copic: E21, E11, E13, E04, E93, R20, E41, E40, E43, E31, E33, E35, E39, E37, E35, R29, R39, C0, C2, 0

stamp: House Mouse’s Christmas Opening Presents, Yo Do’s Svensk Jul (Swedish Christmas)

Other: Spellbinder’s Label 8. Antique Linnen Distress ink. EK Succcess’ medium corner punch.

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Christmas hamster: card 2

 So this morning I finished off the second House Mouse-hamster card.

The papers are, as in the first on, DCWV’s The cristmas Cambbo.. I did color the image with Copics again and this time I got very happy with the result on the orange tone on the hamster. This time I used YR01 instedad of E31. . Another addition i did was that i used more Snow marker compared to the first one so this time it shows off a lot.

For the sentiment I used You Do’s Svensk Jul-set and its mounted on  on Spellbinder’s Ribbontag Trio. Both the ribbontag and the image have been distressed with Peeled Paint. Then i decorated the card with some buttons.

I’m entering this card for

Stamp: House Mouse’s Christmas Opening presents, You Do’s Svensk Jul (swedish christmas)

Copic: E21, E11, E13, E04, YR01, E33, E35, E40, E41, YG17, YG67, R29, R39, C0, E35, E37, E39, N3, N5, N7, 0

Other: Marvy Uchida’s snowmarker. Spellbinder’s Ribbon tag trio. Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

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