Sewing Mice

This weeks Challenge over at the Sweet Stampin’ is Paper Piecing, so lets you all your pieced images.

Our sponsor this month is a £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen. And our weekly sponsor is Bunny Zoe with a £10 gift voucher.

So todays card is featuring paper-piecing. I paper pieced the stuffed animal with the green paper from this collection that I also used as a corner treatment. I have also tried my new sewing-machine for the first time for my cards, and I just love it. I have to fins a place for it so I can use it more often. The brads looks like buttons. The card feel a bit empty I know so maybe I’ll redo it later, but now I need to go shop for fabric for the tablecloth for the wedding.

Short one today, I have so much to do about the wedding. Next update will probably be my napkin-holders. After that I’ll be back in august, after the wedding and honeymoon.

Stamp: House Mouse – Mice & Crafty – Sew Mice

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

Other: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Labels 8. My Favorite Things – Jumbo Scallops.

 

Deckchair Dreaming

Today is my dear stepfathers birthday and I did this card this weekend. There is an photo of Olle when he is resting in our hammock and always when I think of summer and Olle i think of that photo. The history behind it aren’t that pretty but the photo is etched to my memory and as soon as i saw this image from Lili of the Valley I just new that i needed to have it and that many cards from now on for Olle will be with this motive.

Anyway the card is a step-card, you can see my blueprint for it if you click the link. The papers are from DCWV’s The Guy Stack. The image is always colored with Copics and I just my new E70’s pens for the wood and the chair and I really like that shade to this dark cardstock.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – Deckchair Dreaming. Penny Black – Critter Party

Copic: E71, E74, E79, YG23, YG25, YG17, E40, E41, E43, W3, W5, BG72, BG75, C0, E31, E33, E35, E37, B000, 0, YR14, Y19, E07

Paper: DCWV – The Guy STack

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Circle, Scallop Circle. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Double ended tags.

Other: Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Broken China, Vintage Photo. Glossy Accent.

Vacation-time

I’s time for another challenge for Sweet Stampin’ and this weeks theme is Ribbon and Bows.

Our lovely sponsors for this month is still Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher and our weekly sponsor is Crafty ribbons with TBC.

So I just had to make another card with the lovely Bunny Cruise. Once again i did the bath-ring all in one color, I don’t really like the fishes and don’t really wanna  accent it. The image is colored  with copics and the clouds are made with some tumbled glass. The image is framed with my new and wonderful labels 2.

The papers are from My Minds Eye’s collection  Indie Chic: Nutmeg. The image is a bit off, the yellow paper is a bit more lemony in real life. The greeting I used is from AmyR’s underwater-set.

My embellishments consists of a white doily, some paper piercing, some small brown pearls and a cream-ribbon.

 

Stamp: House Mouse – Happy Hoppers – Bunny Cruise. CC Design – AmyR Sentiments – Underwater sentiments

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Indie Chic – Nutmeg. Spellbinders – Nestabilities – labels two.

Copic: E50, E53, E57, BG72, BG75, B0000, Y19, Y15, YG18, YG14, B21, B41, E43

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Lazy summer days

This week on the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge we are running the theme Stitching.

We’re sponsored by the super sweet Sew Sweet who are offering one lucky person picked at random a £10 voucher for the shop which stocks a gorgeous array of wool, felt & haberdashery items.


We also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen, who are giving one lucky winner a £10 voucher.

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Next week is my baby brother’s 22 birthday and of coarse I have to make him a nice card.

Last week i bought the This and That: Charming from Echo Park and the paper with the fans just got my thinking of summer. I also love this collection because it works perfectly for masculine cards.

The image is a Happy Hoppers called Bunny Cruise. This is the first time I use it and I have to admit that I had a real blast coloring the bunny. On the other side i did two failed attempts on the bath-ring, but that was more my copics fault then the image. I had a hard time finding a color-combination that would match this papers. The image is a bit more yellow, especially on the green, due to the fact that the photo was taking during sunset. The image is as usual colored with copics and the clouds are Tumbled Glass.

The corner decoration at the top right corner is one of the corner-decorations in the Vintage set from provocraft. But the part you see is only the most inner part, the rest i cut away. The ribbon is tied with a nellieknot, and I think that really gives something extra on the inside of the card, i never decorate that side anyway. The stitching is made with some embroidery-thread, and i spaced the holes with the Tim Holtz ruler.

The inside is just continuing at the same theme, and the stitching.

Stamp: House House – Happy Hoppers – Bunny Cruise

Paper: Echo Park – This and That: Charming

Copic: YG67, YG63, YG11, 0, YR14, YR16, Y19, Y17, Y15, E50, E53, E57, Y13, Y00, YR20, B0000, B21, B32, E31

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass. EK Success – Corner rounder medium. Provocraft – Vintage.

Graduation-Edward

This week my eldest cousin graduates and unfortunately neither me or my family will be able to go. Instead I have made this card to arrive with our gift.

I’m at writing moment really sick and I can’t believe I actually succeeded to make a card. I have to admit that the inside and my handwriting is terrible but the front is really good considering.

The image is The Greeting Farm’s Edward and the paper I used is My Minds Eye. The Swedish colors are yellow and blue and I wanted to make a card in these color sense they are traditional graduation colors here. I got my graduation-papers out and really disliked them all all of a sudden, I wanted more depth. So i went through my papers for anything yellow and blue and found these. The sentiment is from Amy R’s Big Words & Handy additions set.

The yellow paper have been heavenly distressed with Mustard Seed to get a bit brighter yellow.

Stamp: The Greeting Farm – Edward. CC Design – Big Words & Handy Additions.

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Stella and Rose – Hattie

Copic: E11, E231, E51, E93, Y19, Y15, E53, E57, E59, N9, N7, N5, N3, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scalloped Rectangle, Large Rectangle. Spellbinders – Shapeabilities – Double ended Tags.

Other: Distress Ink – Mustard Seed

Here comes summer

The other day I received some new House Mouse-sets. I of course wanted to play with them so after my exam this Friday I spent a lovely hour coloring in this sweet image. The card-making had to wait for on Saturday i was kidnapped for my bachelorette party, it was a blast!

Well anyway I finally got some time to play around again so i finished the coloring and started this card. I have used this weeks Stampin’ for the weekend sketch. The tag is a die from Magnolia and I made a pocket behind the polka-dot-paper for it. As it is now there is no writing on it, I might ad something personal when I have a recipient in mind.

The mice is colored with copics and the clouds are made with one of my handmade templates and some Tumbled Glass distress Ink. All the edges of the paper have been inked with Memento rich cacao. The sentiment on the easel-stand is Swedish and says “You make me happy”.

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Arkivet – “Du gör mig glad”.

Paper: Echo Park – This and That – Graceful

Copic: R24, R22, R20, Y21, Y17, YG21, YG23, YG25, E13, E11, E51, R39, G85, G82, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y19, N1, N3, N5, N7, E53, E57, E59, W1, W3, W5, W7

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle, Large Scalloped Rectangle, Scalloped Circle, Circle. Magnolia – Vintage Tag

Other: Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Love under the Moon

This Weeks Challenge over at the Sweet Stampin’ is Moon & Stars and ours sponsor for this week is Bugaboo witch the prize of 7 digis and our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher.

So after looking through my stamps for something to match Moon and Stars i found this stamp from The Crafter’s Meow set Happy Owlentine’s day. Sense I wanted a night-scene i also looked through my papers and found these from My Mind’s eye, the Stella and Rose collection. The vertical paper is a dark blue but it do get a more gray tone combined with the gray paper.

I based my coloring after this gray paper and all colors are chosen from a gray perspective. The moons texture is made withe the blender pen and I made the clouds with my cloud stencil and the London Fog memento Ink. I did have some Paris Dusk on the stencil that transfered onto the paper. It gave a bit of a depth but the Paris Dusk mostly shows on the top part.

The sentiment is from the same stamp-set and it’s stamped with Archival’s Brilliance Graphite Black. The little banner have been shaped with a pen so the “need” part is raised and the edge of the banner is raised.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturdays Sketch for the layout. I also tried a new cardsize for this card. I think that my normal size (10x15cm) is a bit to narrow and I don’t really like the proportions so I asked Kim Teasdale what size she uses (I just love all her cards!) and I learned that she uses approximately 11x14cm (she of course have her measurements in inches). I thought that felt a bit short so my card is actually 15×11 and I think it’s better then before but I have to try a 11×14 soon. But thanks Kim!

Stamp: The Crafter’s Meow – Happy Owlentine’s Day.

Paper: My Mind’s Eye – Stella and Rose – Hattie

Copic: C0, Y00, N1, N3, 0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, E59, E57, E43, YG99, YG97, YG95, V95, V97

Other: Memento – London Fog, Paris Dusk. Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Circle and Scallop Circle. Archival – Brilliance – Graphite Black.

Flower Power Challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Sweet Stampin’ is Flower Power and our lovely sponsors for this week is My Favourite Things that will give a $25 gift certificate for a lucky winner. Our monthly sponsors is Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher.

So I have to admit that this card is made in a hast. I have had a full week and the next wont be better from what i can see.

So i wanted to use this adorable stamp from Lili of the valley that I got the other day. I did have a really nice time color it, the only think I’m a bit annoyed with it the Pansies, especially the leaves but hopefully I will do it better next time. I bought this stamp with my mom in mind and i have to make a card for her soon but this ons is actually for my grandmother as a thank-you for the wedding-gift me and Bjorn received a few days ago.

The papers are from Basic Gray’s collection Hello luscious, the yellow button is also from that collection, and the flowers are a punch from EK success.

I have to say that I’m not very happy with the card, there is something off but I’m to tiered to see or fix it and the good thing with Grandparents is that they love all you do!

I have probably forgot something so ask if there is something you wonder about…

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – The Potting Shed. Gina K Design – Fancy Tags

Paper: Basic Gray – Hello Luscious

Copic: E99, E97, E95, R37, BG72, BG75, E93, N3, N1, E31, E33, E50, YG67, G29, YR16, YR18, Y15, Y19, R35, R37, R39, E40, E41, E43, W3, BG11, E57, GB 11, BG13, BG72, N3, N5, E40, E41

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Large normal and scalloped rectangles, Large and small Circle. My Favourite Things – File Tab. EK Success – Daisy small.

Other: Distress ink – Tumbled glass, vintage photo

Lili of the Valley!

So this month have been a very good one economically speaking so i decided to order some stamps from overseas.

I have for a very long time wanted some Lili of the Valley stamps so I ended up ordering 7 and today they arrived in my mailbox! Im just thrilled. I have to make time later for some coloring, or at least mounting.

This are the sweeties I got home, aren’t they just wonderful! (And yes i do have a thing for mice)

Vintage Kitchen-mice

So today I actually made time to sit down and just play around with all my toys. The plan was, from the beginning, that I might color some and try out the new colors I got the other week. But I found a House Mouse image laying on my desk that i colored a while back that I just need to use somehow. I realized I haven’t made a House Mouse for like months! And of course I had to change that. So i looked through my calendar and found out that my aunt has her birthday next Tuesday so i decided to make this one for her.

She is bit more modern then this card but the image just gives me a feeling of old country kitchen in Italy (for some reason) and i hope she will love it anyway. So I looked through my stash of paper and found these nice papers from Pion Design which inspired me to do the card even more vintage so everything have been distressed with Vintage Photo. I also added a layer of vintage photo over the entire image so it would match better with the colors and have the same warmth to it. The doily is also covered with ink. The inside is made in the same fashion.

 The Image is cut out using my new and fabulous rectangle nestabilities, bot the regular and the scallop one. I could only afford the large or the small one when i made that order so I chose the Large one in hope that it would work with the big stamps from House Mouse.. and look they fit perfectly! I couldn’t be happier. The image is as usual colored with copics.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch for the layout and I did keep fairly true to it. The sentiments tab is a die from MFT and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Garden Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Rich Cacao.

I used some cream pearls so make the card a bit softer and to give it a more embellished look. Unfortunately I were out of the smaller ones so I used the big size. I still wish that I had the smaller ones but it turned out ok anyway.

Stamp: House Mouse – Autumn Berry.

Paper: Pion Design – Fairytale of Spring

Copic: 0, E13, E11, E21, E31, E33, E40, E41, E43, W3, G82, G85, BV04, BV13, BV02,  E39, E37, E35, W7, W5, W3, W1, N1, N3, N5

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop rectangle, Large rectangle. My Favorite Things – File tab

Other: Distress ink – Vintage Photo. Memento – Rich Cacao