Etikett: The Crafter’s Meow

Welcome litte one

2013-06-08

So before I get to the card I have some more happy news. A couple a weeks ago me and Bjön bought a new apartment that is just amazing. Sadly I was the home of an old woman that past away but that mean that we will be able to move in a the end at the month. So not surprisingly we are now franticly packing all our belongings and the next thing will be my crafting-desk and stuff so I won’t be back (I think) with anything until the midst or end of July I think. Me and baby is still fine and just after the move we have the ultrasound so lots of updates for then:)

CMS-SKISSSo… I started this card like two weeks ago and It was meant for a work-friend of mine that just got a baby boy but I never did finish it in time. We’ll see who will receive it instead.

The card is made based on the current challenge-sketch over at Copic Marker Sverige (Sweden). But sense I’m such a slowpoke the challenge is closed but i wanted to share it with you all anyway.

I just love that Sweden have it’s own page now and I just love the challenges so far. As you can see i justed a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp and I tried to make it a bit more fun with a dotted background. I really like how the bear and background turned out but I’m still having problems with the front of the box, I should really practice if more but I just get annoyed and bored:P

material

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – Little Lorry Bear. The Craft’s Meow – Owl be thinking of you

Copic: B21, B02, B00, B000, N5, N3, N1, 0, Y15, Y11, E40, E41, E42, W3, W1, W00, B23, B21, B91, B000, 0

Paper: Doodlebug – Snips and Snails

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle. My Favorite Things – Stacking Stars

Other: Stampin’ Up – Ribbon. Glossy Accent.

Challenges

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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

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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.

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Clean and Simple Christmas-Owl

So this weekend I also started out with my own Clean Christmas-Owl. This card is my clone on this card by Alice. I so love the simplicity and that you can make it many of them. I think i will make the for next years Christmas-card.

I did put it one a black cardbase to get it framed but also so I didn’t need to waste to much of my copic-papers. The light-bulbs and the ornament it coated with Glossy accent. I also covered the eyes and then made a white highlight using my Sakura Gelly Roll-pen. It really gave the owl the pop it needed to show through all the light-bulbs.

On the inside i used one of the other sentiments and stamped in on the bottom of a white paper, leaving lots of space for a personal greeting and to keep with the sentiment on the front.

Stamps: The Craft’s Meow – Happy Hoo-lidays

Copic: E31, E33, E35, E43, E41, E40, N5, N3, N1, YR14, YR16, YR18, Y19, YG11, YG13, YG17, B12, B24, B26, 0

Other: Glossy Accent, Sakura – Gelly Roll- white

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My first owl

So earlier this week I got a nice package with two new stamp-sets from The Crafter’s Meow. I have so fallen in love with their owls and just had to order some of them. Sense i do have a card that i love, you can find it here, so i just had to buy the Christmas set and then the valentines one just were so cute so i couldn’t not order it. Right now I do regret I didn’t get the birthday one too but that might be next month buy.

Anyway i wanted to make a simple and small card and i did of coarse wanted to use one of my new owls. I wanted to paper piece the owl so I found this brown dotted paper from Jillibean Soup, the mustard soup-collection, that i really liked. I kept going with the paper piecing and got a yellow paper from the same collection. I used the small nestabilities circle and one of the grommet tags from spellbinders to frame the image and the sentiment. Inside the circle and the grommet tag I inked with some memento new sprout and Pear tart, the photo ain’t showing of the green that well but the color looks really spring-fresh. The sentiment is from CC Design and AmyR Sentiments stamps, and i just love then and this is the first time I use it even if i have played a lot on scraps. The sentiment is stamped with Memento’s tuxedo black and rich cocoa. The stamped inks have faded a lot due to the fact that i inked the green overtop of it, next time i need to do it in the opposite order… only problem is that i like to stamp the sentiment first and then cut it out with the spellbinders die.

I’m very happy with the card and I think I will make a couple more with this basic layout, especially when I need a card quickly…

Stamp: The Crafter’s Meow – Happy Owlentines Day. CC Design – AmyR Sentiments – Big Words, Handy Additions.

Paper: Jillibean Soup – Mustard Soup

Copic: YG17, YG13, YR14, Y21, E43, E41, 0

Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, New Sprout, Pear Tart

Dies: Spellbinder – Nestabilites – Small circle, Spellbinder – Shapeabilities – Grommet Tags

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