Flower Power Challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Sweet Stampin’ is Flower Power and our lovely sponsors for this week is My Favourite Things that will give a $25 gift certificate for a lucky winner. Our monthly sponsors is Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher.

So I have to admit that this card is made in a hast. I have had a full week and the next wont be better from what i can see.

So i wanted to use this adorable stamp from Lili of the valley that I got the other day. I did have a really nice time color it, the only think I’m a bit annoyed with it the Pansies, especially the leaves but hopefully I will do it better next time. I bought this stamp with my mom in mind and i have to make a card for her soon but this ons is actually for my grandmother as a thank-you for the wedding-gift me and Bjorn received a few days ago.

The papers are from Basic Gray’s collection Hello luscious, the yellow button is also from that collection, and the flowers are a punch from EK success.

I have to say that I’m not very happy with the card, there is something off but I’m to tiered to see or fix it and the good thing with Grandparents is that they love all you do!

I have probably forgot something so ask if there is something you wonder about…

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – The Potting Shed. Gina K Design – Fancy Tags

Paper: Basic Gray – Hello Luscious

Copic: E99, E97, E95, R37, BG72, BG75, E93, N3, N1, E31, E33, E50, YG67, G29, YR16, YR18, Y15, Y19, R35, R37, R39, E40, E41, E43, W3, BG11, E57, GB 11, BG13, BG72, N3, N5, E40, E41

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Large normal and scalloped rectangles, Large and small Circle. My Favourite Things – File Tab. EK Success – Daisy small.

Other: Distress ink – Tumbled glass, vintage photo

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Lili of the Valley!

So this month have been a very good one economically speaking so i decided to order some stamps from overseas.

I have for a very long time wanted some Lili of the Valley stamps so I ended up ordering 7 and today they arrived in my mailbox! Im just thrilled. I have to make time later for some coloring, or at least mounting.

This are the sweeties I got home, aren’t they just wonderful! (And yes i do have a thing for mice)

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Vintage Kitchen-mice

So today I actually made time to sit down and just play around with all my toys. The plan was, from the beginning, that I might color some and try out the new colors I got the other week. But I found a House Mouse image laying on my desk that i colored a while back that I just need to use somehow. I realized I haven’t made a House Mouse for like months! And of course I had to change that. So i looked through my calendar and found out that my aunt has her birthday next Tuesday so i decided to make this one for her.

She is bit more modern then this card but the image just gives me a feeling of old country kitchen in Italy (for some reason) and i hope she will love it anyway. So I looked through my stash of paper and found these nice papers from Pion Design which inspired me to do the card even more vintage so everything have been distressed with Vintage Photo. I also added a layer of vintage photo over the entire image so it would match better with the colors and have the same warmth to it. The doily is also covered with ink. The inside is made in the same fashion.

 The Image is cut out using my new and fabulous rectangle nestabilities, bot the regular and the scallop one. I could only afford the large or the small one when i made that order so I chose the Large one in hope that it would work with the big stamps from House Mouse.. and look they fit perfectly! I couldn’t be happier. The image is as usual colored with copics.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch for the layout and I did keep fairly true to it. The sentiments tab is a die from MFT and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Garden Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Rich Cacao.

I used some cream pearls so make the card a bit softer and to give it a more embellished look. Unfortunately I were out of the smaller ones so I used the big size. I still wish that I had the smaller ones but it turned out ok anyway.

Stamp: House Mouse – Autumn Berry.

Paper: Pion Design – Fairytale of Spring

Copic: 0, E13, E11, E21, E31, E33, E40, E41, E43, W3, G82, G85, BV04, BV13, BV02,  E39, E37, E35, W7, W5, W3, W1, N1, N3, N5

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop rectangle, Large rectangle. My Favorite Things – File tab

Other: Distress ink – Vintage Photo. Memento – Rich Cacao

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The Musical Bear

So this weeks challenge for Sweet Stampin’ is  “anything but square” so I thought I’d try my first round easel.

Our sponsor for this moths is Joanna Sheen that will give a £10 gift voucher.

And our weekly sponsor is Di’s digis that will give a $10 voucher

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As soon as I saw this lovely image from Di’s Digis i immediately thought of the Ljusteräng family, and especially Andreas. Andreas is a musician and will among other things play on my wedding. His son and my godson Theo will probably grow up to be one too and I though that this bear would be so cute for Theo.

I’m really happy with how the coloring of the fur turned out. I went for a longhaired bear and it really turned out good. I’m not very happy with the drums but i honestly have no idea how to make it work. The white of the hat is not colored because i forgot it until i took the photo. I looks really good but I will probably shade it a bit with E40, E41 if I find the time this weekend. The edges of the circle (and the nameplate) is distressed with Antique Linen.

The paper on the bottom part is from Echo Park’s collection This &That: Charming and I did use that paper as inspiration when I colored. The nameplate is made with one of Spellbinder’s Grommet Tags. The name Theo is stamped with some clearstamp letters i had from an Exchangeable Clearstamper-sets featuring Baby-things and the brads are from Paperwishes. The nameplate is not fastened with any foam-dots or other adhesive or anything dimensional, it’s keeping up due to the fact that the brads is closer together then they “should”.

Stamp: Di’s Digis – Gibson Bear. Exchangeable Clearstamper – Baby

Paper: Echo Park – This and that – Charming

Copic: E04, BG11, BG32, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y13, Y15, Y17, E40, E41, E43, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E57, 0, N3, N5, N7, N9, W1, W3, W5, 0

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop Circle, Large and Small Circle. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Grommet tags. Distress Ink- Antique Linen.

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Clean and Simple Spring-card

So  today I wanted to practice my CAS-cards and deiced to use a Penny Black image. I haven’t used one in a while and I have a couple that is perfect for spring cards. I’m longing for a nice flowery spring instead of the rainy and gray one i have outside right now.

In the CAS-ual Fridays challenge for this week you are suppose ti choose opposite colors from the color-wheel and i Choose a green for my stems of the flowers and then matched it to the opposite, red, for the roses.

The stamp is from Penny Black’s set Piece of my heart and the sentiment is from another Penny Black set called Garden Friends. To frame the image i Embossed Spellbinder’s Label 18 using a emboss only technique I first saw on Stamp Tv.

To also be able to join this weeks Penny Black Challenge I added a striped ribbon and made some dots on the pot. On the pot i tried out some of my new copics (the E95-99) and i really do love them. They give a very nice terracotta tone. The only problem i find with the lightest ones (E93, E95) is a slight bit to pink for me, i would have wanted a color between E95 and E97.

I need to apologize for the poor photo but my dear husband-to-be is making a big mess in the kitchen which is the place i usually photograph in due to the big window.

Stamp: Penny Black – Piece of my heart, Garden friends

Copic: E95, E97, E99, 0, R35, R37, R39, G14, YG16, G17, E11, E51, E93, E40, E43, E57, E37, E49

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Labels 18

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Girly But no Pink Allowed

So here comes my first contribution as the DT member for Sweet Stampin’. The theme for this weeks challenge is Girly but no pink allowed.

Our sponsors for this week are Pollycraft which will give a lucky winner 5 digis.

We also have our Monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen that will give a £10 gift voucher.

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So onto my card; I usually don’t use Pink but just because of the challenge everywhere I look in my stash i see pink, and i have to admit that I have been very nervous to make this card and post so the process of this card have been a very hard one.So I got this lovely digi from Pollycraft called Cupcake Party and are featuring Celeste Amberglow. I don’t have a printer at home because it broke down like two (or more?) years ago so I normally print at a friends or my moms house. I think the nervousness got the better of me because the first print I didn’t bring copic-paper, the second one I destroyed when i was fussy-cutting and the third one I mangled in my cuttlebug… so after those sad attempt i deiced to make a serious run so I printed the dear Celeste like 10 times so I wouldn’t have to run over to our friend again and at the same time giving me some room for more mistakes (which of course i didn’t do now when i had the materials for it).

First when i saw this image I really wanted to make a bright and happy card so I found my Bo Bunny Peacock Lane collection and started to color. I have to admit that The card was far to dark and everything just looked a bit off so I had to start over. Luckily for me a new flash of inspiration came this Tuesday when my big order from the USA came. I had ordered a lot of new copics and several nice dies so I decided to us as much new things as possible. The new pens I got were from the 90-seriers so I went for the V90’s for the color-scheme on Celeste. I know that it’s dangerously close to pink but it’s purple so I think I can get away with it. To really bring out this dusty purple i deiced to go for all black and white on the card so all the other coloring (except the skin) is made with the cool grays.

I framed Celeste on my new Spellbinders Large Rectangles and Large Scalloped Rectangles and distressed the edged a bit with Weathered Wood. I then put my sentiment (which is a a tired minds wordplay on the cool grays I used and a nice sentiment for a young girls birthday) on the shapabilities double ended tags. Sense it’s a 10x15cm card I didn’t decorate it much but i did use soem brads and I ribbon just to give it something more. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the snow stampset and I stamped it with Archival Brilliance Graphite Black.

Stamp: Pollycraft – Celeste Amberglow – Cupcake party. Lawn Fawn – Critters in the snow

Copic: E51, E21, E11, E93, 0, B91, B93, V91, V93, V95, V99, E35, YR23, C0, C2, C4, C6, C8, C10

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangles, Large Scalloped Rectangles. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Doubled ended tags.

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black. Distress Ink – Weathered Wood. Archival – Brilliance – Graphite Black.

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Soft Peachy Tilda

 Last week I decided to practice coloring fold, simple folds, and i choose this nice Sweetie Tilda from Magnolia to practice on. I have also for a long time been wanting to use my YR00-YR02 for this nice peach-color so I got on with it and this is the result. I’m really happy with the bottom-part of the dress and the hair but I should had made the belly-area a bit darker, but that will have to be for the next time.

After little Tilda’s dress was done I went looking for papers that would fit and I found this collection from Bo Bunny called Kitchen Spice. I think these papers are just beautiful with it soft and at the same time vibrant tones. I tried to match the hair and shoes to the paper and then making a dotted background (that I went a bit overboard with) to match.

As I’m not use to working with light colors like this I decided to try to use some flowers to get a easter/spring-feeling. And for being to things I’m not that comfortable with I’m very happy with how the card turned out. I have to admit that i just couldn’t chose a lighter cardstock, i still needed contrast but i still think it feels bright and light. I have no idea what brand the flowers are but i bought them in the Magnolia-shop in Borås like a year ago i think. I really like their color and shape.

The greeting “påsk” means Eater in Swedish and I intend this card to be an easter-greeting for one of my grandparents, I haven’t decided which ones yet. I’m not that into the whole Bunny-themed easter so this card is more of how i view eater, spring but still a bit chilly:). The letters i used is from Quickutz alphabet Harvest, which I love the look of. But i do hate the die (in my cuttlebug that is)… I never get it to cut everything so i always have to go over it with my knife. And i have tried like dozens of was to sandwich and fill out with cardstock but nothing works. If anyone has a tip I’d LOVE to hear it! I would like to use this die more often…

Stamp: Magnolia – Sweetie Tilda

Copic: YR02, YR01, YR00, YR000, E49, E29, E93, E11, E21, E51, E29, E39, E35, YR23

Paper: Bo Bunny – Kitchen Spice

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – scalloped and normal circle. Nellie Snellen – Borders. Artemio – Butterfly 3 (small). Quickutz – Harvest Alphabet.

Other: Sakura – Gelly Roll – white

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Table-placements

So i have finally finishes all the table-placements (which i did like two weeks ago), photographed them and now actually posting them. So here comes a group photo and some samples of the three kinds I made.

All the hearts is made with Spellbinders heart dies and I did use the second smallest one. The dresses are made with a skin-colored heart and a patterned paper heart a bit off-set to get a dress and neck-line. The jackets are made with a colored heart for a shirt and a black, gray or dark blue one that i cut out a triangle to form the jacket, there can be duplicates among the mens costumes. The kids hearts i simply a single heart with a flower-shaped paper-clip.For all the backsides i also attached a black heart so the person on the opposite of the table don’t need to see a ugly back of the hearts.

The white base is made from a white 225g smooth white cardstock measuring 8x12cm. I scored the paper at 1, 5,5 and 9 and then cut folded it as a triangle with a 1cm flap to keep it all together.

I’mreally pleased how they all turned out and I just can’t wait to see them all one the tables on the wedding!

I of coarse have to start off with the ones for me and Björn. The dress that is for me a copy of the ones on the invitations but a size smaller. On Björn’s jacket i did make a pocket to get his jacket to be a bit different from the others (It was actually Björn’s idea). Björn is also the only one that has a white shirt.

When it comes to the womens dresses I have tried to keep the colors and pattern to what color the person do like and on the ones I didn’t know I have either tried to imagine them In this kind of color or I took one I liked.

As I did say the mens hearts are made up with a few different colors and patterns on the shirt and black, gray or dark blue for the jackets. There might be some duplicates but it’s more like to be like that at the wedding anyway.For the kids I deliberatively tried to take bright and fun colors and patterns due to the fact that I think they will see them as more fun then. I also gave them all a paper-clip that is removable so the bigger kids can play with.

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Purple Kitty Katastrophe

This Tuesday it’s my baby-sisters birthday and i have been working on this card for quite a while now. I started to colors this like months ago in this nice purple tone. I recently found it just laying around so I deiced to make i for my sister, it’s a very fitting color and image for her. So I did the last coloring, like the hair, to suit my sister even better. The haircolor I chose I one that i think mimics the color my sister have right now. The frame for Kitty is made with nestabilities small labels and i started out with a white paper and then distressed with weathered wood. I do now own this stamp, I stamped up a couple on my copic-course in September so I have two left I think.

Anyway, i did use this weeks Sketch Saturday-sketch for my layout and i tried to keep with the purple tones from the coloring. The purple papers are from Maja Design’s collection “Ska vi ta en fika?” and the gray paper is from the Little black dress collection. All the papers have been distressed with either Dust Concord or Weathered Wood.

The top embellishment is a black satin ribbon that i tied some knots and the bottom one is a border made with Martha Stewart’s borderpunch Modern Garland. The butterflies are some fabric butterflies in pink and blue that I made black with a permanent marker and just stapled on. They have a bit of the shimmer of the old color which gives them a nice depth. The greeting is using some alphabet-pearls from Panduro that i glued in place with some glossy accent.

The inside is made with the same paper and idea as the outside and I left a nice big space for the greeting.

Stamp: Kenny K – Kitty Katastrophe

Paper: Maja Design’s -Ska vi ta en fika?, Basic Gray – Little Black Dress

Copic: V17, V15, V12, V000, E51, E21, E11, R22, E35, RY20, YR21, YR23, Y19, Y17, N9, N7, N5, 0, N3, N1

Other: Gelly Roll pen – White, Gold. Distress Ink – Dusty Concord, Weathered Wood. Martha Stewart  – Modern Garland. Spellbinders – nestabilities- small labels.

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