5 simple and clean ”postcard”-cards

So i have just finished the nest step in the big order i got. The part of the order was 5 cards (13 x 8cm), unfolded- like a postcard and i were to use as much as possible of the Reprint stamp Julbakgrund and at the same time making is as simple as possible.

As you all can see i used a shimmering golden cardstock as background and both a regular pen and pencil can without problem write on the background (I tried). Then i stamped the text (with is Swedish christmas words) one and a half time down using my stamp-a-ma-jig as a help. I used Archival’s Brilliance pad Galaxy gold which i think matched perfectly with the golden background. The ribbon is a regular white satin ribbon that i tied as a bow and placing it on the right or left side.

This is made after the the clients wishes and i was was free to do what ever i wanted i would have used this as a cardfront and adhered it to a regular C& white (folded) card. I’m not that fond of writing the greeting or message on an colored surface but i did work so it will have to do.

stamp: Reprint’s Julbakgrund

stamppad: Archival Brilliance Galaxy Gold

20 tags for Daiga

The other day my dear mother and her friend Daiga came by to talk about christmas-cards. Daiga is so far my biggest customer and she love House Mouse. After some coffee and a lot of house Mouse-stamping she deiced she wanted 20 christmas-tags, 15 small singled sided cards and 6 folded cards.

So yesterday i started up with the tags and I justed finished the tags. So here comes the result.

The tags is created by using Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs & tags and the images is from House’s Clearstamp set Christmas. The images is colored using colored pencils and the edges have been distressed with Fired Brick or Pine Needles. On the image the red ones look a bit pink but they do look red in real life.

After looking at the photo i just realized that it’s only the image with the cheese that shows, but on half of the tags (apparently the lower half) I also used the mouse with the stocking.

Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs & tags, House Mouse Clear stamp set Christmas and Distress Inks (fired brick and Pine needles).

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.


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.