Soft Teal/Red House Mouse

So for a day or two ago i started making a card from this weeks Midnight Madness sketch, due to the fact that it’s House Mouse that sponsors it.

I haven’t been able to stop flipping through Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious paperpack and i deiced to use the small print on it. I have loved this paper for a while but i have been a bit intimidated when i have been unable to see a nice match straight away but i do think i succeeded now.

The main stamp is from House Mouse’s set Birthday: Balloon and the sentiment is from the set Spring: Dip. The image is as usual colored with copics. I Have tried to make some long-furred mouses lately but I’m not that happy with these ones.

The ribbon that goes across the card on the top half is an adhesive lace-ribbon that i bought the other day from Panduro. It was a pack with cream-colored ribbon and laces. I really like it but it bothers me a bit that the adhesive strips shows underneath the lace on some of them.

Copic: R39, R29, RV34, V000, E00, E21, E51, E11, E40, E41, N7, N5, N3, N1, C2, 0, E35, E33, E31

Papers: Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious

Stamps: House Mouse set Birthday: Balloon & Spring: Dip

Other: Antique Linen Distress Inks, Spellbinders Labels 8 and ribbon tags trio.

a Wintery and Cheesey Mouse

So here comes the continuation of last night’s post. This is the blue House Mouse birthdaycard that was ordered.

I were looking through my stash of papers after some nice blue ones and came across Bo Bunny’s midnight Frost and all the love i had for it last winter blossomed again. One of the requests for this card was to have a “congratulations” on the front but i really didn’t think it would fit in an nice way so i hope that will do.

The rhinestones is in a pale blue to match the card, and the ribbon is a baby blue satin ribbon. The mat for the image is not by a cardstock but by a purple paper from the Midnight Frost collection.

The coloring is made with copics as usual. The paper the is wrapped around the cheese have been colored in the same way but the “inside”-part is heavily faded with the blender pen to get a brighter and more metallic look.

Copic: Y17, Y08, Y21, B32, B21, B45,V17, E00, E51, E21, E11, E04, E33, E35, E37, N9, N7, N5, N3, N1

Paper: Bo Bunny’s Midnight Frost

Other: Spellbinders Labels 8, Tumbled Glass & Weathered Wood distress inks. Satin ribbon. Marvy Uchida Snowflake punch

Second golf-card

So here is the second golf-card i made. I used the same image as the first card.

This card is made using this weeks Mojo Monday and papers from Basic Gray’s collection Life of the Party. It is suppose to be a birthday card for a man so i thought this papers were just perfect! I especially love the gifts on the small paper.

Copic: E00, E51. E21, E11, 0,E29, E49, E07, N1. N3, N5, N7, E31, E35, E37, YG17, YG13, YG11, RV34, RV23, RV21, C10, C8, C6

Papers: Basic Gray’s Life of the Party

Stamp: Reprint’s Text-set

Other: Spellbinders oval and scalloped ovals. Broken China distress Ink.

 

First golf-card

So I got an order for three cards, 2 golf cards and one blue house mouse card. So after a long days of crafting i have finished the two golfcards and the HM card only needs to have the image mounted.

This card is for my client’s husband on his birthday. So i choose my papers and embellishments from Basic Gray’s Marjolaine collection. The layout is from last weeks Sketch Saturday, but as usual when i start up a project midweek the challenges expired, but I’m really happy with the look. As you can see I once again tried to photograph after sunset so the photo is a bit blurry and the colors are a bit off. But the left side of the card is most true.

Sense I don’t have a golf-themed stamp i surfed the web a bit and found this cute little guy. He is from a coloring site, mainly for kids (you can find it here). I printed it on one on my Copic papers. Unfortunately the printer i used is a bit odd and refused to print it in black so i got an image in dark red so I traced all the lines with my black copic multiliner. At some parts you can still see hints of red but i hope the recipient won’t.

Copic: YG11, YG13, YG17, G29, G85, B91, B93, B95, B97, C10, C8, C6, 0, E00, E51, E21, E11, E57, E29, E49. Black multiliner.

Paper and embellishments are from Basic Gray’s Marjolaine collection.

Stamps:”Grattis”-stamp is from reprints text-set. “Det finns ingen som du” is from Arkivet.

Other: Spellbinders Octagon Nestabilities. Paper Piercer. Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Spam

Hey everyone,

I am really sorry but i have now started with a spam-filter. I do know it takes more time to post, but lately i have gotten about 50 spams a day and i can’t keep on manually block them all. So please bare with me.

Love Mickaela

My Wedding-invitations

So i have finally finished wedding-invitations. I did finish them last weekend but it took me a while to package them and then get a photo.

The basic feeling, and layout is taken from Dawn from Stampin’ Up that made a very similar card. I kept the parts i could and changed some. You can see Dawn’s card here.

The embossed parts is from from two different small embossingfolders from Provocraft. The top one is from the Iron Works set and the bottom one is from the Organic flourish set. I also used the provocrafts Swiss dot embossingfolder for the “weddingdress”.

The weddingdress is made by a skintoned heart and a white, embossed oneand finaly it’s decorated with three pearls, small or medium in white or pale blue. The jacket is made by a white heart and then a back on top, and the black ons has a triangle cut out from the top to make the jacket-shape. Finally it was decorated with 2 small or medium pearls and a small bowtie. On the picture you see a card with the small pearls.

The stamp is from You Do’s wedding set and it says “wedding” in swedish

Dies and folders: Spellbinder’s Heart nestabilities, Provocraft’s Swiss dots, Iron Works and Organic Flourishes

Stamp: You Do’s Bröllop (Wedding)

A mermaid for my mother

So this is a card that i made for my own pleasure on this long awaited weekend of no stress, school or other commitments.

I have wanted to make this card for a long time. The beautiful Treasure Tempestwind and her companion Eddy arrived in my mailbox for  probably a month ago or longer and i have wanted to play with her for a long time, she is from CC designs Sweet November collection. I knew i wanted to pair her up with the Barefoot Bliss papers from Bo Bunny due to its sea-theme. When i showed my mom the front paper, the one with the fishes she just loved it and when she is an aquarium-nut it’s just a perfect way to show how much i do appreciate her and her support.

So… The papers that is used is from Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss collection and i just love the bright shadow-fish that shows on the horizontal strip to the left. All the papers edges have been distressed with faded jeans. The backing for Treasure tempestwind and the tag is made by spellbinders nestabilities and I also used the circle impressabilities and embossed the white oval. I also used it in the inside as a stencil when i distressed some parts lightly with more faded jeans.

Both Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy have been colored with copics, and ‘m just so happy with how Eddy and Treasure Tempestwind’s hair turned out!I stared out with B91, B93, B95 and B97 for the hair but wanted more contrast and darkness so i added some B18 and N7, N5- but still keeping the light parts in B97. I really like the black/blue feel of the hair and the shadowing, but i have to practice more on the lower part of the hair.

I watched Amy Young’s videos (find her youtube channel here) on marmaid-tail when i made this and really wanted to make a soft dotted one. Now as an afterthought i wish i would have made the shadows darker to create a better contrast, but that will have to be for next time.

The sentiment on the front is from Reprint and says “Hugs” and the inside is from Arkivet (that sadly closed down this week) that says “There is nobody like you”. Tempest and the sentiment have been decorated with light blue brads and light blue rhinestones. The ribbon is a usual satin ribbon from Panduro.

Copic: 0. Skin E11, E21, E51, E00, E93+R20, R22. Top and tail: Y17, Y08, N4, B97- YG11, YG13, BG13, B21, B41, B24, B97. Hair: B91, B93, B95, B97,  B18, N7, N5. Eddy: N7, N5, N3, N1, E93

Stamps: Sweet November’s Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy. Reprint’s text-set. Arkivet’s “Det finns ingen som du”

Papers: Bo Bunny’s Barefoot Bliss

Dies: Spellbinder’s Classic Large Oval and Scalloped oval, Ribbon tags trio and Impressabilities Circles.

Glitery, Pink Florence

 

Here comes a card I’ve been working on the last couple of weeks. It’s an order for a friend of my moms and it’s for a birthday girl turning 10. The criteria was to use Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florence and make it sparkle.

I started out doing this card for like two weeks ago and didn’t finish it until yesterday. Every time i go past my craft-corner i get drawn in by all my wedding inventions that needs some attention so it have been hard focusing on this card. I started out bu choosing this papers from Bo Bunny’s collection Vicki B, i love the vibrant colors and i think they would be super for a little girl. From that i colored and paper pieced her. So for a week ago or something i stared to think about the layout and fortunately for me Kraftin Kimme’s Challenge blog had a sketch up that i liked so i used it. Unfortunate for me when i entered the blog yesterday it seems a week have passed and a new challenge has begun. And happily for me it turned out that this weeks challenge is paper piecing so i can enter it anyway, whoho!

To add the glittery part of the card and to make some texture i used a lot of soft, glittery flocking from You Do. On the striped paper i made one green and one pink stripe flocked and on the paper with the circles i flocked all the circles that were pink, orange and green, to match the flocking i choose. I also added the pink flocking on the headband on Florence. As a last step i punched some flowers with EK Success’ Retro flower and flower power punch and flocked them in different colors. I thought the flocking was thick enough to cover what ever cardstock i used, but it wasn’t really true so i ended up remaking it with green, orange and pink cardstock to make a better coverage. I tried to take another photo of the flowers to show the nice shine and fussyness.

Stamp: Kraftin Kimmie’s Florence

Copics: YG13, YG17, Y17, Y21, R39, C0, C2, C6, C8, C10, 0, E21, E51, E11, E35

Papers: Bo Bunny’s collection

Dies and punches: Spellbinders Circle, scalloped circle and woky rectangles. Martha Stewart’s border punch Modern Garland. EK Success’s Retro Flower (medium) and Flower Power Punch.

Other: You Do’s flocking, Glossy Accent and some pearls.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmies Stamps – #98 Paper Piecing

Pink Waterlilies

I have for a while now been coloring another House Mouse image for practice, and this time I used the lily Pad Pond from the Summer: Waterlily-set.

I’m really sick and can barely think straight so now when i decided i had to mount the image onto a card for this weeks House Mouse and friends challenge i really say that it turned out good, but it’s not terrible anyway.

So this will be a short one so i can get back to bed. Hope you enjoyed it anyway.

(the right side of this photo is most true to the real colors)

Copic:

  • Skin: E00, E21, E11, E13, 04
  • Hummingbird: N7, G85, YG17, C2, R39
  • Fur:R20, C8, C6, 4, E37, E35, E33
  • Waterlilies: Y08, Y17, RV34, RV23, RV21
  • water: B00, B21, 0
  • reed: E41, E43, Y21
  • sky: B41
  • greenery: G17, G14, G12

Paper: Basic Gray’s Life of the Party collection

Other: Nestabilities, brads and soft pink ribbon.

Copic-course

So yesterday i was on a Copic-course at Scrap and Hobby. It’s not a copic-certified leader but i went to get some company and maybe get some new nice color-ideas.

We were 6 and our leader Therese and i was really nice. All the images used this time if from The Greeting Farm. So here comes the images we colored:We started out with coloring Flirty Edward from the Roll Call-kit. I so fell in love this color-combination for hair. I looks so rick and I’m really happy about how it turned out! I think I have to get two new pens;) The white highlights are made with a regular Gelly roll pen.

  • Skin: E51, E21, E11, E93
  • Hair: E49, E29, E37
  • Shirt: R59, R46, R27
  • Pant: B97, B95, 93
  • T-shirt: W1, W3, 0

There were only three sets of pens so we had to share so we didn’t all make the same color-combinations. The woman i shared pens with made this bright and fun Edward and i really liked it so i quickly made one to member it for later, so the shadowing ain’t as good as it could be. I did like both the green and blue as more radiant ones.

  • BG09, BG05, BG01
  • G07, G14, YG03

W1Then we did one in graytones and the image is Cheeky Rockabilly. I’m very pleased with the hair again. I think that after this one and Flirty Edward I’m actually gonna feel more confident with hair. This was my first time playing with the warm grays and i do like them a lot. I did think they were gonna be a bit more brown so i didn’t feel the need for them yet, but now they headed up on my wishlist. It’s really dangerous to go on courses like this – I’m so proud i didn’t get any new pens with me home… I do miss some more depth in the face and on the skin. We only did use Ciao so the W2 wasn’t available but i think that it could be a good idea to use for those that have sketch or originals.

  • skin: W1
  • hair: W3, W5, W7
  • cloth: W5, W7

This is Dylan from the Roll Call Kit and i gpt to play a little bit with him before trying to catch the bus home. I really liked hos his face turned out and i think i have to try this combination more at home. I also think that i have to make my first try on dark skin to make his justice. I did color his entire face, including the eyes with the E51 and E21, but i did use the Blender Pen to give them a lighter shade in the end.

  • (Yellow Shirt:)
  • Skin: E51, E21, E11, E93
  • T-shirt: BG09, BG05, BG01
  • Shirt: G07, G14, YG03
  • Pants: W3, W5