Summer Hello Luscious

I’m just so stupid, i have been doing this card all evening with the thought that the Kraftin’ Kimmie recipe was: a bow, a button and a chipboard. Sigh. Well fortunate i seem to have everything everyday if you count the flowers on the paper, which i do.

Well anyway… The card is made based on Basic Gray’s collection Hello Luscious and both paper and buttons are from that collection. To get some dimension i did run the brown paper through my paper crimper and i used a piece of thick chipboard that i glued the blueish paper to. I did sand the paper on the chipboard to get the white of the paper and the chipboard to blend together. The sides, on the outside and on the inside is painted black with a magic marker just so the gray won’t show.

The stamp that is used is Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florence and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Fanciful Tags. I did paper pieced Florence dress with the same paper I used in the top border. Otherwise she is colored and shadowed with copics. I’m not happy with the lower part of the face. Stupidly enough i did the glasses last so i spilled some black onto the face and when i tried to save it the colors got separated and bad, and it felt like it got worse the more i tried to save it so i gave up.

The black twine and the brown ribbon is some generic kind that i just had laying around. It was the same with the chipboard, i got it in a free sample pack a long time ago and i don’t remember from were i got it.

The colors of the card ain’t that true in this picture. It’s stormy outside so i had a hard time to get a good light to take the picture in so the colors are a bit brighter then in real life. The card also look very much more dimensional then on the picture, it might be the colors that makes it look flat but i also had to take the photo of the card laying down which probably doesn’t help…

An inside will probably come tomorrow, I’m just to tired now and will get something to eat…

Copic: E00, E11, E13, E39, E35, Y21, 0, C0, C2, C10, C8, C6

Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florence, Gina K.’s Fanciful tags

Paper: Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious

Other: Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious Buttons, MFT’s Jumbo scallop border die, Paper Crimper

 

I got my Mojo back

I think i have my mojo back! For the last couple of days i think that everything i do gets OK or worse but today I’m so happy with my card! I really think it’s a success and i really think it’s well balanced! I got my Mojo back, and with a MOJO sketch- how fun isn’t that? 🙂

This card is for my dear brother. His birthday was for a few month ago but we haven’t seen each other so i haven’t hurried with the card until now (we will meet this weekend). So a bit late, maybe, bu Happy brithday Oskar!

I did choose the colors by that fact that my dear brother told me he liked dark red and green and gray colors with a bit of old texture. I didn’t fin and burgundy or grays but i really like this green paper from Grapic45’s collection Le Cirque so i kept going from that one. All the papers i used if from the same collection. The stamps or circus-pictures that i used across the card is also from the same collection and i simple cut them out and put them up on foamdots.

I did use this weeks MOJO Monday sketch for my layout. The focal-point is a Tim Holtz sentiment from the set Urban Chic. I actually started out with the sentiment, that i really is suitable for my brother when he really is out there living his life. I was after i had the sentiment i wanted the circus-stamps. I think it work very well together and i hope my brother will understand the connection and that I’m just amazed over his lifestyle. Anyway… i did frame the sentiment with my new favorite Nestabilitie, the label 18. I cut it out with one of the smaller dies and the traced around the outside of the die on a black paper to get a smaller frame to back it to then i would have got if I used the bigger die for the frame. That is one thing i dislike with the labels, that it’s a big difference between the dies but as long it can be traced around I’m not gonna be to noisy about it.

The green paper and the sentiment have been distressed with Peeled Paint and all the other papers have been with distressed with Antique Linen. The scalloped border is made by my new (and i think it will be an favorite) MFT’s Jumbo scalloped border. I did cut it twice, once in the dotted paper and once in the black so i could the a nice definition against the other papers. The other embellishments are the already mentioned stamps and some regular black brads and some black twine. I did embellish the corners with one of the corner-dies in the vintage die-set.  I so love the contrasts in the card, brought fourth by the black details.

I tried to keep the same layout for the bottom of the inside with a feel smal changes, of course, to give space for the written greeting. The stamp that is used is from Penny Black’s clearstamp-set Critter Party.

Papers: Grapic 45’s collection Le Cirque

Stamp: Tim Holtz’s Urban Chic, Penny Black’s Critter Party

Dies: Spellbinder’s Label 18, MFT’s jumbo scallop border

Other: Peeled Paint and Antique Linen Distress Inks.

Mojo Monday – layout

A Spoon Full of Sugar – #162 Happy Birthday

Blue Magnolia Elephant

I have been trying to practice my copic-skills. I’m not a patient woman so i think it have gone so so but i like the results on this elephant. The shadowing is there but discrete but i like it, i think i succeeded on give it a bit of depth. I was a bit messy with the coloring so i needed to reinforce the white in the eyes and feet with a sakura pen.

The cute little elephants is from Magnolia and the Papers of the card is from MME collection Stella and Rose: Hattie. I did accidentally cut of the tail of the elephant while cutting it out and i left it off so that might vary from the original stamp. The yellow-ish cardstock that is used for the framing is gold-colored and has a nice shimmer to it. I used Tim Holts’s embossing folder Rays on on of the blocks and to make it appear a bit better i gently distressed it with Weathered Wood. The border on the top part is one of the two borders in Nellie Snellen’s Lacy Borders set.

The embellishments are simple the yellow and blue brads and the bow of almost transparent blue ribbon on the black thread. The ribbon is not tied hard so it can slide all the way across the card.

Papers: MME’s Stella and Rose:Hattie

Copic: B97, B95, B93

Dies: Nellie Snellen’s Lacy Borders, Spellbinder’s Label 18

Other: Tim Holtz’s Rays embossingfolder, Weathered Wood, Sakura White Pen

Toby’s teaparty on Echo Park

So i have finally finish this card off! The pieces have been laying on my desk for almost two week waiting for the border that will create the contrast.  I did the layout out of one of Amy Rysavy’s cards that i really liked, you can see it here. I love how she combined the colors and the image. I think that I succeeded with getting the colors from the paper into the image but hers i better balanced. The black border got a bit harsh but i really couldn’t find a better color in my stash.

The papers is from Echo Park’s collection A walk in the Park and the die that is used for the borders are Dainty Dots from MFT. The framing around the image is made by nestabilities circles and scalloped circles.

The Image is a free sample from the paper The Craft Stamper. The image is a Cuddly Buddy and are a part of their image Toby’s TeaParty. I have colored him with copic and tried to keep it as bright as i could im am very pleased with the result:)

Papers: Echo Park’s A walk in the Park

Copic: 0, E13, E11, E00, N1, C0, C4, G00, V12, R20

Dies: Nestabiliet’s small and large circle and large scalloped circles. MFT’s Dainty Dots.

Wohoo! Shopping!

My dear package finally arrived!

I ordered some goodies from All that Scraps right before this month started and i have been waiting and waiting and almost gave up hope of seeing the package but yesterday (unfortunately i came home to late so i couldn’t pick it up then) I had an avi waiting for me!

I had ordered three nice and new paperpacks (6×6″): Basic Gray’s Marjolaine, Hello Luscious and Jillibean Soup’s Dutch Mustard Soup and to the BG’s i got some coordinating buttons and doilies! I just can feel the itch in my fingers… I also got some new border dies from MTF (My Favorite Things) that i wanted to try out. I bought the dainty dots border sense i always runs out of a adhesive paperlace from Panduro that looks like it, and now i can do my own… and also a jumbo scallop. I’ve had a nice litte card on my desk for like two weeks now just waiting for the dainty dots to arrive so i just could finish it up, and I’m gonna get started on that right away!

A cute Grapic45

I just wanted to do a very simple card suitable for almost all occasions so i came up with this.

The Papers is from Once upon a Springtime collection from Grapic45. The borders is made by using a Nelli Snellen die, lacy borders. All edges have been inked with distress ink: Vintage Photo.

I didn’t use any Patterned paper on the inside but instead a stamped some butterflies, to keep on the butterflies from the patterned paper on the front. The butterflies is from a set from Royal Brush Clear Choice and is called Best Friends Stamp. The inside The inside have also been distressed with Vintage Photo.

Paper: Grapic45’s Once Upon a Springtime

Dies/Punches: Nellie Snellen’s Lacy dies

Ink: Distress Ink’s Vintage Photo

Echo Park and Baby Bottles

When I was ready to leave my desk for the day i found a Sketch that i really like and I immediately thought about my Echo Park papers.

As said this is Echo Park’s paper and they are all from the A Walk in the Park-collection. The main image is made using the bottle from Kraftin Kimmie’s Caroline-set. And the greeting (I love the font and text) is also from Kraftin Kimmie but from the Rachel-set. I colored all the bottletops with copics and the bottle it self it paper piced with almost all papers from the set. The black border i used is made using Nellie Snellen’s Lace Edge Border by cutting it twice.

(the orange color looks a bit radiant on the photo but its a bit duller in reality)

Copic: N5, N3, 0, Y08

Paper: Echo Park’s A Walk in the Park

Stamps: Kraftin Kimme Rachel and Caroline

Kraftin Kimme Stamps – Sketch

Fruti Fun in gray and antique yellow

I have made another card for House Mouse and Friends 100ed challenge and this time i tried some new papers out. I used this week Sketch Saturday sketch for the layout.

The Image is Fruity Fun from House Mouse and i colored it with only gray (N-series) and skin-tones (which i coated with Y21 to get a more yellow tone). The background have been distressed with Antique Linen so it won’t be any harsh white. I paper pierced around the edge for a bit more dimension.

The Paper that is used is from Making Memories Paper Reverie collection. I love them, they are so delicate and soft and yet have a depth to them, As embellishments i used Martha Stewart’s borderpunch Modern Garland to mate the lacy borders. I used some beige buttons and a black satin ribbon. The flowers are made with Fiskar’s punch Retro flower (medium) and flower power. I put them together and put a pearl in the middle.

Copic: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, E43, E41, Y21, 0

Punches: Martha Stwearts Modern Garland, Fiskars Retro Flower Medium and Flower Power.

Other: Distress Ink Antique Linnen

House Mouse and Friends – #100 Buttons, Bows and Bling

Simon Says Stamp – Use Newspaper

Sketch Saturday – #165 (Mine is tilted to the right)

House Mouse with lots of buttons

Among all the buttons i got in the bag from grandma and grandpa’s old store there were some with a pearlshine and some with stars is them that i just loved so i decided to make a card with them, and luckily for me this weeks House Mouse challenge is one featuring buttons.

The stamp is House Mouse’s Brithday Cupcake that i have in my Birthday: Ice Cream-set. I have colored i with Copic and i just fell in love with this very light green combination. I used Glossy Accent on the frosting to make it more shiny (se the picture to the right). The sentiment is from Gina K’s Fanciful tags i just stamped in black.

The paper is from an unknown brand as decoration i used a doilie, lots of buttons and pearls  and a ribbon. I used this week Mojo Monday again for my layout.

Copic: E00, E11, E13, YG11, G12, YG41, B00, N7, N5, N3, N1, E41, E40, E04, E13, E35, E39 and 0.

House Mouse & Friends – Buttons, bows and Bling

Mojo Monday – #200

Superman-card

This card is for my friend that LOVES superman and batman, and he happens to have his birthday this weekend.

The papers that i used  is from DCWV’s All about Boys stack, that i actually bought just because these two sheets. Both papers had parts of glossy images, the superman is glossy on the yellow paper and the red words are glossy on the word-paper (and thats why it’s hard to get a good photo of it). I did follow this weeks Sketch Saturday layout and keept very true to it.

The tag on top is created with regular cardstock, Double Do’s alphabet die and Quickutz tag toppers die. The letters are yellow foam, but it was a bit to light to i colored the surface with Y08 to make it darker. I then punched out three holes with my Fiskars handpunch. The word that is put at the tag is the Swedish word for congratulations..

The embellishments on this cards is simple different kinds of ribbon and some minibrads.

Paper: DCWV All about Boys-stack (6×4″)

Copic: Y08

Dies: DoubleDo alphabet, Quickutz tag toppers

Other: Fiskar’s hand-punch

Sketch Saturday – layout

A spoon full of suger – # 161  Create a tag