Mice in sunshine

2013-04-21

So welcome to another biweekly challenge for House Mouse and friends Monday Challenge. This weeks theme is “it’s all about weather”. I decided to go with sunshine due to the beautiful weather outside.

The image is from the House’s Feathered Friend’s Sing your heart out. I really love this image and I really think it look very different from my other due to the red flowers. The clouds is as usual made with tumbled glass and this time I tried to have more space between the clouds. All the papers are from My Minds Eye and i used this weeks Sketch Saturday for inspiration for my layout.SS-255-2013

material

House Mouse – Sing Your Heart Out. Imaginice – Sunshine.

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline – Dilly Dally

Copic: E13, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20, YG25, YG21, YG11, YR23, YG25, Yg117, W5, W3, W1, N3, N1, N5

Ink: Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass. Archival Brilliance – Graphite Black. Memento – Tuxedo Black.

Dies/Punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Retangle. Fiskars – Threading water. EK Success – Medium corner punch.

Challenges

Singing in the spring

2013-04-07

So here comes my card for this biweekly challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which is themed Spring. I chose this lovely image because it make my think of all the spring-feeling that is starting to bubbling up inside me.

The coloring is of coarse made with copics. The flowers was from the beginning colored to match another paper but i think it looks pretty good anyway. But i Just love how the birdies turned out, it just love the warmth and the depth that happened.

All the papers are from Bo Bunny’s collection Kitchen Spice. The brownish paper had the same pattern as the pink/peach one so I stamped two different background-stamps in desert stamp to get some more definition. The doilie looked better when it wasn’t glued down – it showed more.

I colored some white yarn with E59 to match the cardstock and used as a twine to hold my sentiment. The sentiment is from The Craft’s Meow’s collection Get well soon and the tag from Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs and tags which I distress with some desert Ink. The dots that is added is just made with a brown pen.

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Hero Arts -Envelope Pattern. Gina K – Timeless Textures. The Craft’s Meow – Get well soon.

Paper: Bo Bunny – Kitchen Spice

Copic: E11, E21, E51, E50, R20, R000, G21, G24, Y21, Y26, E43, E41, E40, E49, E55, E53, E51, E50, N1, N3, N5, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle. Tim Holtz – Tiny tabs and tags.

Ink: Memento – Rich  Cocoa, Desert sand, Tumbled Glass.

Challenges

Dreamy dragon in the sky

2013-03-16 So I sat down last weekend to work a bit more with my dragon and believe it or not I have finished a card. I have to say that work-stress and good friends are a good craftingforce.

After a hard week i sat down to get my head off work and I looked at the dragon and thought – who would I like to make a dragon to and the answer was obvious: Eva. So with her in mind I made this card to let her know that I’m thinking of her and that she is very special to me. I keep with the blue and red theme and I think these flower matches beautifully with the ones on the stamp so I used only them as an embellishment.

The inside is following the same theme but much more simple as usual. I did put some flowers there even if the card gets bulkier but I really wanted them there and the envelope is big enough to handle it.

On a completely different subject- I just ordered a new camera so soon my pictures will be much better (as seen here but I’m still learning), and hopefully I’ll start taking more photos and making some albums:) I have been dying to try Project life. I can’t wait!

material

Stamp: Wee – Dreamy Dragon. Hero Arts – Sending Smiles Messages.

Paper: Autentique – Fresch

Copic: BG75, BG73, B91, E43, E41, E40, R20, R000, B21, B000, B0000, R24, R29

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – shapeabilities – double ended tags. EK Success – Large Corner rounder, small retro flower.

Other: Liquid Pearls – White Opal. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass. Memento – Rhubarb Stalk

Challenges

Springflowers in pink

2013-03-09

This week I have been working on a card for the guest spot for House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. The challnge for this week is “ribbon and pearls”.

I choose this beautiful stamp from Sing your heart out because I wanted to something with a feeling of spring. It have been sunshine out this week and it have really been wonderful. I tried to keep the green very fresh and lite and I just love how the hummingbird turned out.The sentiments is from Hero Arts.

SS-248-2013All the papers are from Bo Bunny’s collection Sophie and the flowers are colored to match the pink paper. I do think the card turned out a bit to girly to my taste but I think I’ll send it to my grandma and she will just love it. I followed this week’s sketch from Sketch Saturday, I’m to late for the challenge but i Like the sketch. I have always wanted to incorporate a cornertreatment like this but always forgets so this was just an perfect opportunity for that. The button is from Basic gray and the ribbon is a cream-colored satin ribbon.

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Hero Arts – Sending Smiles Messages

Paper: Bo Bunny – Sophie

Copic: R89, R85, R83, R81, R000, YG25, YG23, YG21, Y21, YG21 Y11, E13, E11, E21, C10, C8, C6, C2, W7, W5, W3, E51, E53, E55

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Coloring of Dreamy Dragon

2013-02-24

Due to a week of sickness I haven’t really made anything productive but during the last days I have manage to color Dreamy Dragon from Wee Stamps and I’m just in love! I wanted to show him off before the card is ready (that might take a while).

I really like how the branch turned out, I usually put way to much color on so I tried to keep both the branch and the dragon light.

I plan to cut him out with a circledie and mount him on a lacy-circle.

material

Stamp: Wee – Dreamy Dragon

Copic: BG75, BG73, B91, E43, E41, E40, R20, R000, B21, B000, B0000, R24, R29

Other: Liquid Pearls – White Opal. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Hugeble Boo

2013-02-17, 2

So after my remake I decided to make a card with my Boo stamps- that i adore but haven’t used yet.

The card is 11×15 cm and I based the card of this weeks Sketch Saturday layout. I just love the Boo-stamps and especially this one. When i see the ghost I just wanna hug them both. I tried to colors the doll in standard halloween-colors but I kept the card fairly colorless. The paper is from Doodlebug’s collection and the sentiment is from AmyR Sentiments.

material

Stamp: CC Design – Sweet November – Boo’s Fun, AmyR Sentiment – Ghostly Greetings.SS-246-2013 (1)

Copic: C10, C6, C4, YG17, YG13, YR07, YR04, B0000, B000, 0

Paper: Doodlebug – Haunted Manor

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Label 8. Provocraft – Embossingfolder – Swiss dots

Challenges

An remake of an old card

2013-02-17, 1So this weekend i have spent mostly redoing an old card I was unhappy with. I made the card about 6 month ago and i just felt that it was to cold, strict and empty so I finally sat down and made something with it.

I tore of the image so I could manage the background a bit better. I added a doily to give a bit of a softer look and then the green centerpice so avoid the emptiness. The sentiment if from another House Mouse set. I reattached the velvet ribbon and then added the black pearls instead of the black brads I had before.

Here comes a smaller before and after shot. The colors look a bit different and the true image is somewhere in between.DSCN4300

Before

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After

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Mice and Crafty – Sew Mice, Birthday – Ice cream

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – On the Bright side 2

Copic: E11, E13, E21, N1, N3, N5, N7, B0000, C0, C2, C4, E50, E53, E57, 0

Dies/Punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Labels 8. My Favorite Things – Jumbo Scallops. EK Success – Medium corner rounder

Other: Paper doily

Challenges

Happy Dinosaurs

2013-02-10, 1

(another picture with my phone- I have to get a new camera)

So This weekend I have been working on a card for my godson Gabriel’s first birthday. The card is OK but I’m not thrilled- but it have been a joy sitting and crafting for hours:)2013-02-10, 3

I have wanted to use this stamp from The Greeting farm for a long time and It’s just perfect for a little boy. It’s colored with copics as usual but both dinosaurs is paperpieced and then shadow with copics. The stamp has one more dinosaur but sense he was freestanding and not as cute I didn’t use him.

The papers are from Kaiser craft and I added the doodling around all the edges to get some contrast and to get a more whimsical look. The paper with the balloons have glossy details and that’s why the doodling haven’t stuck to it. The diamonds-paper have and metal shine to the orange diamonds ( which looks black on the photo) which made it hard to photograph. I made the card with this weeks sketch form Sketch saturday.

 material

Stamp: The Greeting Farm – Happy DaySS-245-2013

Copic: B95, B93, B91, E13, E11, E21, E51, C8, C6, C4, YR18, YR14, YR02, Y19, Y15, Y21, E37, E35, E33, YR23, Y21, C2, B000, B0000, 0

Paper: Kaiser Craft – Party Animals

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Pinking Circle, Circle. Spellbinders – Edgeabilities – Classic Rick Rack. My Favorite Things – By the numbers.

Challenges

an old project

2013-01-02

I made these flower right after new years but I forgot to pu it up here. They are embellishing my desk at work at the moment and I have plans for make another couple in bright colors to get a spring and summer feeling later on.

I do love how the flowers turned out but I have to change the stems, for these ones i used barbecuesticks and i think i need softer ones next time so I can get a softer look and so I can be able to get more flower in the bouquet. The papers from the flowers are from Inkido and are is a nice thin and double-sided paper.

Teal birthday mice

 2013-02-02, 1

So today is my mothers birthday so I have been making a card during the week. Sense she also loves House Mouse I did one with a teal/turquoise feeling to it.

After it’s finished I have to admit it’s probably more my taste with the dark contrasts but I think she will like it anyway. The photo is a bit off, my camera-battery was out so it’s taken with my Iphone.

All the edges of the paper and of the image have been distressed with Evergreen Bough. The cupcake-paper have been paperpieced with the same teal paper as I use in the background, but it looks a lot darker due to all the shading I did on it. All the papers are from Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious collection.  The image have been colored with Copics but I forgot to write them down but The mice is cool gray and warm gray, the frosting is E40-E43 and the skin is my usual mice combination of E13, E11 and E51 (or 21).

As embellishments i have used the Jumbo snowflake from My Favorite things. I have been 2013-02-02, 2dying to use it (got it as a Christmasgift) and I just love the look of it. The tull-looking layer is something I got from my friend Marie. It was in an kind of beige colors and looked an awful like stockings. I colored it with some black ink and I like how it turned out but if you touch it it will give of color, which explain all the smudges all over the card. The sentiment is written in my handwriting and I bothers me a lot but it’s handmade and my mom have to love all I do (fortunate for me).

The inside follow the outside a bit but is keep very clean due to the fact that I’ll have to write inside what her birthday gift is.

material

Paper: Basic Gray – Hello Luscious

Stamp: House Mouse – Birthdays – Ice Cream – Birthday Cupcake

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Square, Scalloped Square. My Favorite Things – Jumbo Snowflake, First place award ribbon.

Challenges