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Autumn mice

So this week on Sweet Stampin’ our challenge is Autumn Leaves/trees. I decided to make a card for my grandmother that have hurt her leg. Due to the nature of the card i decided to use this adorable image from House Mouse.

I kept the coloring in classic autumn colors and made the ground dotted to give the feeling of falling leaves. The Image have been distressed with Antique Linen and then a bit with Potters clay. I did keep a white border just to make a contrast. The sentiment on the image means “you make me happy”.

The papers are just fabulous and I found them the other week which just made me so happy, I think I have to go buy some more:) I paired up the papers with a couple of (whole and pieces) of the Cheery Lynn Flourishes. All the papers have been lightly distressed wit memento bamboo leaves just to hide the white edges. The leaves on the bottom is made with papers from the same collection and is punched and embossed with Nellie Snellen’s Floral punch: Leaf ( the green ones are debossed).

The inside is made to match even if I didn’t embellish as much.

Copic: E13, E11, E21, W1, W3, W5, W7, E39, E35, E33, E31, YR14, YR23, YR21, YR20, E59, E57, YG67, YG63, E07, N3, C0, 0

Stamp: House Mouse – Get well soon – Doctor’s orders. Vilda stamps – Du gör mig glad.

Paper: Reminisce – Autumn Harvest

Dies: Cheery Lynn – Flourish. Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Scalloped Rectangle, Rectangle. Nellie Snellen – Floral Punch – Leaf.

Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration
Stamptacular Sunday – Photo Inspiration

Ink: Distress Ink – Antique Linen. Memento – potters clay.

Sentiment as a focal point

Welcome to another week on Sweet Stampin’. This weeks challenge is “Use Sentiment as a focal point“.

I don’t own that many sentiments that are long enough or lyrical enough to use as a focal, in my liking. But I do own this one from Tim Holtz and I really like it and use it far to rarely. I wanted to play some with my new papers from Echo Park so I ended up with a masculine card.

I got the layout from last weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. I haven’t done a Mojo Sketch for a long time and I had forgot how much I enjoyed them. The red of the papers are bit bit more dull and rust-colored in real life.

The black banner is a bit raised due to the fact that i curled it up a bit with a pen. The stars dimensional. I first adhered the paper to a piece of black foam i had and then cut it out with MFT’s Stacking Stars. I just love how it turned out, I have to to this more often, I think I’ll try some letter next.I did doodle around the edge of the sentiment, it looked far to empty.

The inside is made with the same thought and material. The only exception is that the brads are different,I ran out off the smaller ones like on the front. I also forgot that dimensional stars might not have been the best idea for an inside but it closed good enough.

Stamp: Tim Holtz – Urban Chic

Paper: Echo Park -Note to self

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Circle, Pinking Circle. My Favorite Things – Stacking Stars. Nellie Snellen – Lace Edge Border.

 

Soft Peachy Tilda

 Last week I decided to practice coloring fold, simple folds, and i choose this nice Sweetie Tilda from Magnolia to practice on. I have also for a long time been wanting to use my YR00-YR02 for this nice peach-color so I got on with it and this is the result. I’m really happy with the bottom-part of the dress and the hair but I should had made the belly-area a bit darker, but that will have to be for the next time.

After little Tilda’s dress was done I went looking for papers that would fit and I found this collection from Bo Bunny called Kitchen Spice. I think these papers are just beautiful with it soft and at the same time vibrant tones. I tried to match the hair and shoes to the paper and then making a dotted background (that I went a bit overboard with) to match.

As I’m not use to working with light colors like this I decided to try to use some flowers to get a easter/spring-feeling. And for being to things I’m not that comfortable with I’m very happy with how the card turned out. I have to admit that i just couldn’t chose a lighter cardstock, i still needed contrast but i still think it feels bright and light. I have no idea what brand the flowers are but i bought them in the Magnolia-shop in Borås like a year ago i think. I really like their color and shape.

The greeting “påsk” means Eater in Swedish and I intend this card to be an easter-greeting for one of my grandparents, I haven’t decided which ones yet. I’m not that into the whole Bunny-themed easter so this card is more of how i view eater, spring but still a bit chilly:). The letters i used is from Quickutz alphabet Harvest, which I love the look of. But i do hate the die (in my cuttlebug that is)… I never get it to cut everything so i always have to go over it with my knife. And i have tried like dozens of was to sandwich and fill out with cardstock but nothing works. If anyone has a tip I’d LOVE to hear it! I would like to use this die more often…

Stamp: Magnolia – Sweetie Tilda

Copic: YR02, YR01, YR00, YR000, E49, E29, E93, E11, E21, E51, E29, E39, E35, YR23

Paper: Bo Bunny – Kitchen Spice

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – scalloped and normal circle. Nellie Snellen – Borders. Artemio – Butterfly 3 (small). Quickutz – Harvest Alphabet.

Other: Sakura – Gelly Roll – white

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

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

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

Caroline on Echo Park

The card has a joy-fold and are for my sister in law which is waiting her second child.

I have been working out from this weeks Mojo Monday’s layout and all patterned papers are from Echo Park’s collection A walk in the Park. The image is Kraftin Kimmie’s Caroline and i have colored her skin with copic and the hair with promarker and the dress have been paper piced with the Echo park-papers, I have done the same with the bottles. The bottles are mounted on an oval from Gina K’s Fanciful Labels and the greeting is from the same set. The borders are from Nellie Snellen and i dry embossed the yellow patterned paper with my Victorian embossingfolder from Provocraft. I have distressed all the papers with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmelade  (and the green paper is distressed with Peeled Paint. The flowers are Ek Sucsess’s Flower Power and i did embellished them with a small pearl. I kept the pearls going in Caroline’s hair and dress also. The scalloped circle containing the greeting is made with nestabilities and Mavy Uchida scalloped punch.

I’m not entirely happy with the inside, as an after thought i think i should have dressed the background in a patterned paper. I was to greedy about the papers when i first thought abut it but i have to admit that it doesn’t look as goos like this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challanges I’m entering with this card:

Första Easel-kortet

Jag tog mig lite tid och lekte mer med mina Graphic 45-papper och gjorde mitt första Easel-kort. Det var enkelt och kul. Jag gillar verkligen att man man ha budskapet på det här sättet. Mitt kort är baserat på ett kort med måtten 15x15cm. En lärdom är att kortet kunde ha stått upp enbart med hjälp av bandet och pappret under men jag ville ha dit en tag i alla fall.

Alla papper är Graphic 45 och kanten uppe och nere på framsidan är fiskars border punch. Löven på bottendelen är skapade med min nya Nelli Snellen stans.Alla kanter är distressade med vintage photo de rödaktiga papprena är även distressade med Tatterd Rose för att få mer djup. Det bruna bandet är ett vanligt sidenband. Hörnen är rundade med EK Success hörnstans, medium.

Klubbdag på Arkivet

Ikväll var det klubbkväll på Arkivet med en liten pyssel-överraskning. Det visade sig vara en liten presentbox, samma typ av presentbox som jag gjorde för några/någon vecka sen… Det var lite synd och tråkigt. Intressant var dock att den boxen som gjordes idag hade stansade kanter vilket var ganska gulligt. Jag tror jag ska göra det någon gång. Så här i efterhand skulle jag antagligen ha gjort den tredje boxen, den till Songül, med en kant av creamfärgat “lace”. Jag vet inte vilka papper som används på den här boxen men basen består av en glansig cardstock, vilket syns i ljusreflektionerna på bilden. Måste leka med den snart!

Och eftersom att jag fick CSN idag var det svårt att inte shoppa. Jag köpte några små tårtpapper, Antik Linnen- distress inks och Nelli Snellens bladstans. Jag har ju funderat länge på Nelli Snellen stansen och kände mig rik nog för den idag. Jag älskar verkligen det faktum att ena stansar och den andra embossar in vener.