onsdag 13 december 2023

ABC Christmas - Y and Z

 Not the easiest letters to end the year with, but we came up with Y for Your choice and Z for Zebra (or black and white) at ABC Christmas

For Y as Your choice I made a winter scene, using a small circle stencil for the moon, a large circle stencil for the scene and some paper strips for the mountains. The deer and trees are die cut. 

For Z as Zebra or black and white I used a stencil for the moon and distressed the card with Black Soot and added a forest stamp and a sentiment. 

Other challenges:

Pink card with reindeer:
Inkspirational - Add glitter
CAS on Sunday - black, white and one
Double D - Christmas animals
Sweet stampin - Christmas

Black forestcard:
Allsorts - Something beginning with B (black)
MTTCC - things on S (snow, stars)
Make my Monday - Forest trees

fredag 17 november 2023

ABC Christmas reminder

 There is still time left to join our current challenge at ABC Christmas, theme is
W for wreath and/or X for xoxo.

Here's another wreath stamp that is a joy to colour.  The leaf stamp I put on the inside of the card is from the same set, so are the sentiments. I think they are bought on Temu which is a place I am careful with since they have a lot of stamps copied from originals but I got this as a gift so it is what it is. Nevertheless, I absolutely love the stamp set and I will probably use it a lot!

Other challenges:

Stamping sensations - Get ready for Christmas
Lil patch of crafty friends - A/G
Holly and Ivy - Christmas A/G
Craft Challenge - Christmas
MTTC - Got to be Christmas
Crafty Catz - A/G
Creative Fingers - A/G
Krafty Chicks - CAS
Less is More - CAS
613 Avenue - A/G

onsdag 15 november 2023

Winter cabin

Got a new stamp in the mail today and just had to ink it up. It's quite large so it stands for itself, I just added the sentiment at the bottom. I used huge amounts of glitter and stickles for the snow but as usual I'm crap at taking pictures of sparklies...


I spy - Sparkle and/or Shine
Daring cardmakers - Cosy
Polkadoodle - A/G
Less is More - A/G
HLS Christmas - A/G
Creative moments - Winter
Cards4Guyz - winter scene
Try it on Tuesday - Baby it's cold outside
Holly and Ivy - Christmas A/G
Stamping sensations - Get ready for Christmas
Creative crafters - A/G
Little red wagon - Home sweet home


onsdag 8 november 2023

ABC Christmas - W and X

Time for the November challenge at ABC Christmas and we have reached the letters W and X. It is Lynda's turn to host and the letters stand for

W for wreath and/or X for xoxo.

I chose a wreath stamp from Powerpoppy stamps, coloured with distress inks. Those digistamps are such a delight to colour, I just have to make sure I wait until the printer ink has fully dried so it doesn't bleed.

The prize for a lucky winner is: 

Other challenges:
cardz4guyz - circle card
The holly and ivy - A/G Christmas
Unicorn challenge - Christmas
We love stamping - since a wreath is not really a character I'll opt for A/G
Stamping sensations - Get ready for Christmas
Peace on earth - A/G Christmas

måndag 23 oktober 2023

ABC Christmas reminder

 There is still time to enter our U for Use it up or V for Vertical - challenge at ABC Christmas. I used up some glitter paper that has been lying in a drawer for way too long, making a couple of snowman lanterns for tea lights. The white paper (and the black) is a regular paper from a kids' drawing pad, cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Pattern is from Jennifer Maker. 

Other challenges:
Little red wagon - patterned paper or not
As you like it - favourite snowmen (cause these ones are sooo much fun to make and they shine so pretty with their little tea light inside)
The Holly and Ivy - A/G Christmas

onsdag 11 oktober 2023

ABC Christmas - U and V

New month, new challenge at ABC Christmas and we have reached U and V.

U is for Use it up and V is for Vertical

I made a tag that is vertical in itself and the window adds to that I hope. I cut out the insides of the window to show the distressed colour of the tag to get a feel of a night time view. Sentiment is computer generated. 

                            Prize for a lucky winner is a paper pad and a lovely snowflake die set. 

Other challenges:
Fab N Funky - show us some colouring
Paper minutes - Selfmade background
Holly & Ivy - Christmas A/G
Dream valley - occasions other than birthday
Allsorts - vintage or A/G
Stamping sensations - Autumn colours or A/G
Happy little stampers - Christmas A/G

onsdag 13 september 2023

🎄 ABC Christmas - S for snowmen ☃️ and T for three

 The autumn is upon us and here we are again with a new opportunity for you to get your Christmas creations done ahead of time by entering our challenge at ABC Christmas challenge

We have reached S for Snowmen and T for three.

I used some penguins from Digistamp boutique, a brand that seems to be discontinued. Not a lot of colouring going on so the card was finished in no time at all. Sentiment is computer generated using a font called Botton Love Sans. 

Other challenges:

lördag 26 augusti 2023

🎄 ABC Christmas reminder

 Here is a card to remind you that there is still plenty of time to enter our challenge at ABC Christmas. The theme is P for presents, Q for quick and R for robins

I went for Q cause this was a very quick card to craft, a scene made with some Lavinia stamps, a sentiment on a tag and done. The only hand coloring is the red berries and the pink nose on the cat 😸.

Other challenges:

Polkadoodle - A/G
The sisterhood of crafters - Make a scene
Cardz 4 Galz - Cute animals or insects
As you like it - Favourite animal (and that is totally cats and NOT mice 😜)
The holly and Ivy - A/G
Try it on Tuesday - let's go ouside
Creative fingers - A/G

Christmas craft creations - CAS

onsdag 9 augusti 2023

🎄 ABC Christmas - P, Q, R

 I am hosting the August challenge at ABC Christmas where the theme is

P for Presents 🎁

Q for Quick 🏃‍♀️

R for Robin 🐦

and I think the LOTV stamp with robins in a tree was perfect for it.

I masked of a circle for the moon and used distress oxides to create the night background. Then I stamped the image and coloured it with distress inks. Some grey watercolour around the edges of the tree to make a shadow, some liquid pearls as snowflakes and puffy paint on the ground finished the card. 

I have a clearstamp set for a lucky winner so hurry over and join us this month!

Other challenges:

Craft rocket challenges - animals
Happy little stampers Christmas - A/G
Christmas with the cuties - Something green
Merry little christmas challenge - A/G
Most magical time of the year - A/G
Corrosive challenges - A/G
Happy little stampers watercolor - A/G
Stamping sensations - Mood board (inspired by the bird)
Crafty calendar - A/G
Addicted to stamps and more - Christmas
The hollly and Ivy - Anything Christmas

onsdag 12 juli 2023

🎄ABC Christmas - N/O

The July challenge at ABC Christmas is N for No layers and/or O for Ornaments. I chose O for Ornaments and I used my bauble stencil from Poppy stamps with distress oxides in green and pink. The raindeer and trees from Lavinia were stamped before removing the stencil so that they seem to be inside the bauble. I then added some puffy paint as snow and a little glitter around the moon.

Lynda/Loopyloo is our host and she's offering a wonderful prize for a lucky winner:

Other challenges:
Christmas with the cuties - Fur or feathers
ATSM - Die cuts or stencils (obviously I chose stencil)
Try it on Tuesday - 3 colors (green, pink and black)

onsdag 14 juni 2023

🎄 ABC Christmas - L for layers or M for mice 🐭

 It is time for our June challenge at ABC Christmas and the theme is L for lots of layers and/or M for Mice. 

I used an image from Clearly Besotted, coloured with distress inks, on a backing of die cut gold paper. It's a fairly simple card so obviously I chose M for Mice 🐭

tisdag 23 maj 2023

Friendly card

 I made a card using a stamp from the set Floral Spray by Clearly Besotted, die cut with the coordinating die and coloured with distress inks in blue and green. I paper pieced the dotted paper and die cut the focal sentiment.

It's really warm and sunny at the moment, warmer than we usually have up here in May, and I figured it would be a good day to take pictures but still this photo turned out rather dark and dull. There is actually some gold on the buds and flower centers and some sparkling dust on the rose...


Happy little stampers watercolor challenge - A/G, optional flowers
Crafting Happiness - A/G, optional flowers
Allsorts - A/G
Get Creative Challenge - Flower frenzy
Use your stuff - technique (die cut, paper piecing, water coloring)
Simon says stamp Monday - watercolor
Avenue 613 - A/G, option say it with flowers

onsdag 10 maj 2023

ABC Christmas - J and K

 It's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas and it's my time to host it. The theme is J for Jingle Bells and K for Kissing.

I chose J for Jingle Bells with this adorable little robot holding a tiny bell, the sentiment is computer generated. I noticed that I seem to have a theme going on here, with masking the image off and smudging Distress Ink Pumice Stone around the image. It's make it pop nicely. 

The prize for a lucky winner is two Christmas inspired images from Fizzy Moon.

onsdag 12 april 2023

ABC Christmas - H and I

 Gosh, time flies... It's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas with H for Houses and I for Indoors. I went for H for House and used this adorable bird house from Milybloom. After coloring the image with distress inks I masked it and lightly brushed on some grey ink to make the white pop. I also put some puffy snow on the roof. 

Helen is hosting and she has this amazing prize for a lucky winner:

onsdag 8 mars 2023

ABC Christmas - E, F, G

 Hi all, 

time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas, this time it's:

E for Elves
F for Food
G for Gold

Lots of great options and I'll probably do more than one this month. But I'll start with G for Gold.

A gorgeous poinsetta from Power Poppy, coloured with distress inks and some gold watercolor for the berries. The gold backing is an adhesive paper meant for kitchen tiles :)

Lynda is hosting the March challenge so hurry over and see what's on offer. 

onsdag 8 februari 2023

ABC Christmas - C and D

 For February the theme at ABC Christmas is C for Checks and D for Die Cuts and is hosted by Lynda.

I used only die cuts to create my contribution; the red mirror background, the poinsetta and the leaves. 

So hop on over to our challenge site and join in. 

måndag 16 januari 2023

ABC Christmas - A and B

 I've had a little "meh"-moment cause this was supposed to be posted a couple of days ago but obviously that post disappeared into the great unknown. 

So here it comes - the first challenge for ABC Christmas this year is A for anything goes and B for bear. This is my contribution to it. 

Other challenges:

creatalicious challenges - A/G
mmm challenge - #182 Friendship
sparklesforum challenge - friendship
allsorts challenge - A/G winter blues
crafty catz - A/G, add an animal
as you like it challenge - fav reason to send a card (cause I love making them and I love how happy it makes the recipient)