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

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(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

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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

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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

Elephant-coloring

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So I actually finished a card today, i have fought the damn card for weeks and I dislike the result but i felt I had to finish it so I could move on. No matter how the card look I did like my coloring.

I just love how the elephants skin and jacket turned out.  The reindeer is a mess but I’ll blame that to an too overfilled E25-pen.

material

Copic: C6, C4, C2, C0, E43, E41, E40, R24, R29, R35, E74, R39, W00, W1, W3, W5, N1, N3, N5, N7, E23, E25, E27, E29, N1, N3, N5, B0000, B97, B95, G24, G21, YG17, Y19, Y15

Stamp: Free sample Humphrey Stamp

My Craftspace

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The challenge over at deep Ocean Challenges this week is to show of your craftspace so I took the challenge as an opportunity to clean my desk a bit:)

Not much have change sense the last time I showed my space. I recently received more Stampin’ Up stampstorage so now the entire shelf to the right is filled with those cases. The cases is colorcoordinated by brand and every case have the brand and the stampset-name on it. Due to this my paperpacks have been moved to my shelf to the left.

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Challenges

Lilacs

2013-01-08, 1 Last Friday our administrator at work celebrated an even number and we will celebrate her tomorrow so I wanted to make a card. I deiced to use this beautiful stamp that i got home last week and I just love how it turned out! The colors are just so wonderful with the ribbon.2013-01-08, 2

Even if the card turned out great the evening have been terrible. First my papertrimmer broke- the wire that guides the blade broke and turned to a big ball of fuzz. When i finally found my old one so I could cut the last pieces my adhesive ran out… really not my night…

Sorry for the blurry photos but due to the fact that it’s dark when I go to the job and when I get home they won’t be better then this until weekends or a fairy brings me a new camera:)

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Gruffies – Thanks a bunch – Lilac Bouquet. Penny Black -Critter Party – Happy birthday.

Copic: B0000, B000, G21, G24, G28, E71, E74, E77, E79, V91, V93, V95, V99, E53, E51, E50, W000, W1, W3, 0

Ribbon: Stampin’ Up – Taffeta Ribbon

Challenges

Deck the Halls

(sorry for the bad quality of the photo but due to winter it’s dark and my camera  just can’t handle that kind of light)

So this weekend I found the time to sit down and play with some papers. Due to Christmas closing in (and I’m totally unprepared so far) I dug out some Christmas-papers and go really inspired. I have to admit that I made this card pretty quickly and I didn’t like it from the start but it really grows on me.

The papers I used is from Echo Park’s collection Very Merry Christmas and I just love the nice colors, they are deep and soft at the same time – and the paper with the ornaments are just so darling. I chose the James Bear from Lili of the Valley to go with my card and i colored him with my copics. The little gift have been paperpieced with the backgroundpapers. I wanted to try to keep some parts white, I usually don’t and I always regret it. So the tinsel is white and i have glittered it with some Martha Stewart glitter and I used the same glitter on the white ribbon. I used a strip of my dubbelsided tape and just glittered one side. I really like how the white glitter ties the card together and the fact that the “strips” goes in a similar angle as the tinsel. The star is first colored and then coated with yellow stickles. The ribbon is from stampin’ up and i love how easy it is to tie it, i usually use satin and its really hard to get the bows to stay tied- this was easy and really looks soft.

The inside is simple with a “Merry Christmas”-greeting and some vertical strips of the ornament paper one the sides.

Another thing I have to say is that I love my new scissors! I have tried several small scissors but I don’t think any have been good, they have had a to big tip, been uncomfortable and so one. I decided to try the stampin’ up one and I’m truly in love! It’s easy and comfortable (or as comfortable a pair of scissor can be) and they are super-sharp and are really easy to get into small areas. Just love it! I know I’m a bit over enthusiastic but I think I have to play some tomorrow also (Just found out I’ll be home alone:))

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – James Bear – Deck the Halls

Copic: YG63, YG17, YG67, E51, E53, E57, E59, Y17, Y15, Y13, W5, W3, W1, C4, C2, C0, YR20

Paper: Echo Park – Very Merry Christmas

Other. Martha Stewart – Glitter. Stickles – yellow. Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Wonky Rectangle

Thank you-cards

So i have finally finished the thank you-cards for the wedding. They all have the same design but there are 5 main color-schemes, which you see above. I like the two at the top best. The black-red one makes me think of candy somehow and the blue-purple one make me think of blueberries:). My least favorite is the one at the bottom but it was my first and i wanted a more masculine feel so it suits it purpose.

I have used the Papertreyink hexagon die and Happy Hexagons stamp and I just love how they turned out! All the inks are Memento. The sentiment “Tack” (Thank you) is from Vilda stamps.

Inside is a photo from the wedding and a thank you message.

Stamps: Vilda Stamps – Tack. Papertrey Ink -Happy Hexagons Mini Stampset

Die: Papertrey Ink – Hexagon die

Ink: Memento

Masculine beer-card

This card is for a fellow teacher that have found another job. Unfortunately I’m still a bit stressed and exhausted so I can’t say that I’m happy with it, or even making it. But it u´turned out OK. I just wish I made the sentiment more like a tag, creating some life.

The “splashes” is some water, distress ink and glossy accent. The sentiments is latin and means something like “We know you will miss your colleague, drown your sorrows”. Due to the sentiments and the fact that the gift we got was beer-glases I did the splashes thinking of beer-drops.

Paper: Echo Park -This and That – Charming

Dies: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters.

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large and small Circle. Glossy Accent