onsdag 20 oktober 2021

Halloween

 Halloween is not really celebrated where I live, even though shops have been trying hard for years to add the event to commercial tradition :)

But I have some Halloween inspired cards made but not shown so here goes: The pumpkin witch from Rick St Dennis is so adorable, I wish I could use it more often.






Challenges:

InspirationStation - pumpkin patch

Simon says stamp monday challenge - spooky/Halloween

Fab and funky - spooky season

TTCRD - A/G

613 Avenue - A/G

River of Creativity - Wildlife, card 3

Stampin sensations - animals, birds and bugs  card 3



måndag 18 oktober 2021

Autumn cards

 I have a couple of autumn inspired cards today and the top one is a favourite cause it really puts a finger on where I am today. Letting things go can be frustrating, hard, scary and sad but when you do you might find that it is very liberating. 

Like being on crafting design teams. I've been on plenty, both long-term and short, and it was scary to let go; would I be able to continue to craft? Why would I without the audience? Would I lose inspiration or interest? Was I even good enough to continue on my own?

But here's the thing ladies - it's wonderful! I do what I want because it feels right at that particular moment. No pressure about colours or stamp brands, no deadlines, no wondering about whether I've been active enough, creative enough, talkative enough. Just me and my craft supplies, a bit of music in the background and a feeling of calm and joy. 

I don't need the confirmation, I don't need comments or cheering, I do this on my own terms. Crafting communities can be very supportive but also a bit overwhelming and it can be difficult finding the balance. I have and I'm not looking back. Comment if you like, or don't. It's your time, use it wisely cause it's not coming back. :)






Challenges:
Country view challenges - autumnal colours, card 3 and 4
We love chocolate baroque - anything autumn, card 5 and 6
Incy, wincy designs - kindness/fondness, card 1
Allsorts - anything autumn, card 1
Creative craft cottage - Autumn/Halloween, card 1 and 3
Pinspirational challenge - image inspiration, card 6

söndag 25 juli 2021

Art deco on dots

 Today I have a card in all blue. I used a dotted stencil to do the background and then stamped some art deco flower corners from Chocolate Baroque in the same blue distress ink colours. 


Challenges:
Inkspirational - spots/dots
Country view challenges - use a stencil
Sweet stampin - create your own background
we love chocolate baroque - flowers galore
the flower challenge - add spots or stripes



onsdag 21 juli 2021

A card and a bag

 Today I have a simple card with a fun cut-and-folded edge and distress oxides over a stencil, finishing with a sentiment in gold foil on a die cut background.


Challenges:
Addicted to stamps and more - Die cuts/stencils
Allsorts - for a lady
Sweet stampin - make your own background


And a kraft paper bag with a background made with distress inks sprayed with perfect pearls and a diecut edge and a bird on a branch. 
Challenge:
Try it on Tuesday - Feathered friends




tisdag 13 juli 2021

Gift tag with sparkling bottle

 Today isn't as scorching so a good day to get things done indoors, like sitting at the crafting table 😉

I made a gift tag, using an image from Chocolate Baroque. I fussy cut it and placed it on the tag using foam tape to get some extra dimension. I coloured the image with distress inks mixed with perfect pearls to get the shine, it's an effect I really like. 


Challenges: 

We love Chocolate Baroque - Beautiful Blooms

Cute card Thursday - AG

Crafty Calendar - AG

Catch the bug - AG

Stampin sensations - for a lady

Get creative challenges - AG option of water (well water is blue and there could be water in the bottle)

As you like it challenge - favourite way of stitching (I love to doodle stitching around the card edge to make it pop. And the hand drawn stitches makes it look so authentic)

Moving along with the times - Cool it down (blue is a cool colour and there could be something refreshing in the bottle)

Addicted to stamps and more - any occasion

Polka doodles challenge - AG

Incy wincy design - Enchanted garden


måndag 28 juni 2021

Rustic male card

 Today I used some design paper from Chocolate Baroque's black and white series and inked it with distress inks in blue and yellow. Same distress ink is used on the oval backing of the sentiment and then I just added the die cut sentiment and some baker's twine. The design paper is very thin and delicate but holds ink really well, making it perfect for colouring to needs and desire.

Challenges:

Allsorts - design paper

Creative fingers - Always anything goes

Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Gem of a challenge - Anything goes

Crafter's Castle - anything goes

Cute card Thursday - anything goes




onsdag 23 juni 2021

Sunny slimline card

 I decided to try the format slimline card again, using the stamp set Wild Meadow from Chocolate baroque. The colours give the illusion of a summer evening sun - or that is the intention any way. I'm really hoping those warm summer evenings will come soon cause it's been rather cold and rainy for a while now. 

Challenges:
Incy wincy - Slimline card
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes summer
Little red wagon - walking on sunshine
Allsorts - anything goes
Fab´n´Funky - anything goes

Birthday cards in yellow and orange

 Today I have two birthday cards in yellow and orange. I paper pieced the leaves and hippo to make them pop more on the distressed background.

The zebra stripes are made using a stencil and black acrylic paint.

Challenges:

Addicted to stamps and more - birthday

613 Avenue - paper piecing

Through the craft room door - AG

Allsorts - AG

Sweet stampin - something starting with B - as in birthday

Watercooler Wednesday  - all about occasions

Stamp+fun=creativity - CAS

We love chocolate baroque - paper piecing