Fruity fun on Hello Luscious

Ever sense i made the grayish card with these two wonderful mice I have wanted to do one in color, but i have been a bit intimidated by the red blending. After seeing all the food and fruit-challenges this week i decided to give it a try. I think i was very successful with the cherries. I did keep them a bit light, mostly so i could start training on that colors before i gave it a try with a darker shade.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturday layout for the card and i REALLY hope i win due to the fact that the prize is copic-pens. And i want and need more of them!

All the bright edges, like the image and the beige papers have been distressed with Antique Linen. The sentiment is from The Basic Grey’s Cup of Tea stamp-set. The inside is very simple but I think it matches the clean-looking front.

Copic: E00, E11, E13, E04, N5, N3, N1, R20, R22, R24, R29, G17, G67, E39, E35, E31

Paper: Basic Grey’s Hello Luscious and Basic

Stamps: House Mouse’s Fruity Fun and the feet from the clearstamp Halloween-set, Basic Gray’s Cup of Tea

Other: Antique Linen Distress Ink

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1000 sheets blog candy

Amy is haveing a huge blogcandy giveaway on her blog and I so want some. Both because it’s wonderful papers but also for the fact that some of my favorite Sweet November stamps is included and i want them! To see the post click here. Now it’s only to keep my fingers crossed!

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Twincards with Origins

This weekend my twin cousins will get confirmed so i have made a card for them to go along with the gift. Sense they are twins I deiced to use the same layout and the same paper but switch among the patterned papers. I have troed to ge a more maskuline and rough clean stile if that makes sence.

Because it’s summer (and the fact that i got it home yesterday) i deiced to use Basic Greys collection Origins. I have used papers from the 6×6″ paperpack and some single 12″ papers. I have tried to have one brighter and one darker card.

The layout is from this weeks Inspirational Card Sketches, a bit modified but i hope everyone can see the similarities anyway.

The H’s are for their names (Henrik and Harald) and I made them by drawing a template that i then traced four times. On the ones with the patterned paper i then cut away a small portion on all sides. The frame for the H is made with Spellbinders label 18. The tag is made with Tim Holtz’s die Tiny tabs and tags. The ribbon used for the tag and for the corner is a regular satin black ribbon. The dots in the lower corner is just some different colored brads.

All the papers and the frames have been distressed with distress inks. All the papers have been distressed with Peeled Paint and a little bit of Vintage Photo. The frames have been distressed with Shabby Shutters and a little bit of Peeled Paint.

The insides are also copies of each other and are only different by the paper that is used on the bottom. The chosen  paper is the same as the on the from so there is a connection between the two pages. You can see the insides here and here. I left a lot of white space so all the families signature will fit;).

Paper: Basic Grey’s collection Origins

Dies: Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs and tags, Spellbinder’s label 18.

Other: Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks.

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Heavenly Breezy

Copic: N1, N3, 0, G12, B00

Stamp: Sweet November’s Breezy

Paper: Inkido’s turquoise Newspaper

Dies: Nellie Snellen’s lacy Border, Spellbinder’s Oval (large and small)

Other: Faded Jeans and Tumbled glass distress ink

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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

 

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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