fredag 22 december 2017

Snuggling up by the fire

Last Christmas card for 2017 made with Lawn Fawn's oh so cute "Christmas dreams" stamp set. The back is made with lightly sponged Distress ink and then flicking some distress ink on with a paint brush. I then mounted the die cut images directly on top.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

onsdag 20 december 2017

Season's greetings with cute Lawn Fawn cars

Some Stickles on the roof tops and mountain tops finished off this Lawn Fawn christmas card.
First version.


Another version with different colored cards and only packages on top.


Christmas tags

I wanted to make some cute christmas tags with critters from Lawn Fawn, Newton's Nook and My Favorite things. I cut a bunch of tags with a die from Nellie Snellen and I heat embossed the front with a Lawn Fawn snowfall stamp. I then sponged the tags with distress inks in various blues, masking off where the sentiment would be with a post-it note. I then heat embossed the sentiments in silver and mounted the critters either flat or with foam tape.
Kitties from Newton's Nook and bear from My Favorite Things.

Kitties from Newton's Nook and car from Lawn Fawn. The mountains are also Lawn Fawn, cut from white card stock and then sponged with Distress ink.

The last cute kitty is from Lawn Fawn. Love him with a bow tie!

onsdag 13 december 2017

Full 2017 Christmas card display

Time to send out those Christmas cards. This is my full display of 2017 send out. (Really bad angle, I know but it was hard to get them all in one photo... Will make a note to practise my photography for 2018 *smile*)


söndag 10 december 2017

Using both negative and positive from die cutting in one card

Christmas cards with die cut christmas trees.





Christmas wishes from polar bear pals

Loving these Polar pals from My Favorite things. Colored them up quite some time ago but had trouble on deciding on a layout. But, I created this gorgeous blue background the other day and it was really suitable for these cuties.
The finished cards together with the stamps from My Favorite Things.

First set up bears. Really loved that blue background. Want to try that one again.

Second set of bears. Snow flakes are from Sizzix and sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Merry messages.

torsdag 7 december 2017

Watercoloring backgrounds

I wanted to create a bunch of backgrounds for christmas cards and instead of doing it panel by panel, I decided to tape a whole sheet of water color paper (Canson XL) to my board and then painting. I used a kids set of watercolors (borrowed my daughters *smile*) started painting.

I first wet the paper to get the colors flowing and then went in with two different blues. I left a white area in the middle, mostly by chance but thought it might be able to double like snow...
First layer.

Second and third layer now dry, starting to add Perfect pearls.

Finished piece now also with added white paint as snow fall.

I liked this way of doing backgrounds, will most definitely be doing that again.

tisdag 28 november 2017

Stamping snowflakes on craft

Stamping on craft using a snowflake stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.



Finishing it off with a couple of gems.

Christmas wreath with distress ink watercoloring

A cute wreath from Slöjddetaljer. I heat embossed it onto Canson XL watercolor paper in gold and white and then painted with Distress inks in various colors.



I used warmer colors for the gold heat embossing. The frame is diecut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things.

I used cooler colors for the white heat embossing. The frame is diecut with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is stamped in silver ink from Versa Color.

söndag 26 november 2017

Peek-a-boo window with christmas scene

Watched the Lawn Fawn intro video of Christmas dreams stamp set where they made the cutest card with a peek-a-boo window. Had to try it.
I used different Lawn Fawn patterned paper for the front of the cards. The windows also have clear plastic as "glass" which I also heat embossed some "snowflakes" with chunky white embossing powder.

To hide the inside part of the window, I used the die cut from the patterned paper on the front. All the scenes are a tad bit different, can you spot the differences? =)








Merry christmas.

lördag 25 november 2017

Using heart dies for embossing

Birthday card for my hubby.

The hearts are dry embossed with heart dies onto the panel. The red heart and the love sentiment are coated with Wink of Stella for some extra glitter.
The hearts are made with red Nuvo glitter drops.



söndag 19 november 2017

Birthday plane

Another plane card with Lawn Fawn's "Plane and simple"-stamp set. I found a gorgeous patterned paper that I thought would go with this design. The clouds are dry embossed with a Darice embossing folder. The scalloped die is from Lawn Fawn.


lördag 18 november 2017

Fathers day with Lawn Fawn Plane and simple

This past weekend was Father's day here in Sweden so now I can show my card that I sent to my dad. I made it with Lawn Fawn's "Plane and simple"-stamp set and also used some of the stitched dies that was released with that stamp set. The plane and cloud are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The stripe is made with Distress Ink in colors Peacock feathers and Salty ocean and then spritzed with a little water. The stitched dies are also Lawn Fawn. Loves that it just leaves a gorgeous trail on the panel!

Happy Father's day daddy!!!

fredag 17 november 2017

Honorable mention at The Male Room challenge #72 - Silhouettes

So so happy that I got picked as an honorable mention on The Male Room Challenge #72 - Silhouettes
The Male Room Challenge Honorable mention

My entry was this card:
All stamps except for the bats are from Lavinia. Love that kitty stamp which is actually entitled "Mooch" =)

torsdag 16 november 2017

Santa with reindeers in the sunset

I did a similar card a couple of weeks ago but just had to recreate it since I loved the design and effect.

The background is done with distress ink. The Santa and snowflakes are heat embossed in white. I have also heat embossed some snowflakes in glitter embossing powder.
The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.



onsdag 15 november 2017

Fall leaves birthday wishes with raised die cut sentiment

Fall birthday card. I stamped with a Hero Arts stamp set and then heat embossed the details in gold embossing powder. The Lawn Fawn sentiment is die cut in both white and gold and then mounted stacked together. The panel is cut with My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle and then mounted on a Lawn Fawn patterned paper.



tisdag 14 november 2017

Sending joy with Newton for the holidays

I made a second card for this times Inky Paws challenge where the challenge is all about color using red, tan/brown, green and black;

I used the same patterned paper as on the previous card (actually from our local food store Ica believe it or not...) but I changed up the design.

Newton's Nook Inky Paws color challenge number 59

I used Distress ink in colors Shabby shutters and Peeled paint for the Christmas tree as well as Nuvo Glitter drops in red. The kitty is colored in Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The rectangle stitched die and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Challenge
Inky Paws challenge #59 - Color challenge

Christmas color Inky Paws challenge #59

Time for a new Inky Paws challenge, number 59 this time. This challenge is all about color using red, tan/brown, green and black;

 I found the perfect patterned paper in my stash (actually from our local food store Ica believe it or not...) and this is how my first entry turned out.

Newton's Nook Inky Paws challenge red, black, tan and green
I used Distress ink in colors Shabby shutters and Peeled paint for the Christmas tree as well as Nuvo Glitter drops in red. The kitty is colored in Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The rectangle stitched die and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Challenge
Inky Paws challenge #59 - Color challenge

Ice skating penguin

I saw a version of this card on Instagram and just had to try it out with my own spin. Stamps are from Lawn Fawn. Backgrounds are done with distress ink.
All three.

Blue sky.

Also tried out one sky with Peacock feathers to Cracked pistachio.

Be pawsitive

A card that came very fast together since I used some elements that I had colored previously for other projects.

The kitty is from Lawn Fawn set "Meow you doin'" as well as the sentiment. The tree and leaves are all from the same die set. I colored the leaves with distress ink. The background is Lawn Fawn patterned paper.

Sending this to my dad who's in need of some cheering up at the moment.

Small gift box die

I tried out a small gift box die on some cute christmas patterned paper.
The boxes where very easy to assemble. I used red line tape to be sure they would hold together.



måndag 13 november 2017

Purple and gold winter scene

I saw a gorgeous design on Instagram where Seedless Preserves and Antique linen distress inks together with gold where used to create a winter scene. I had to try it out.
Panels are first stamped with different tree stamps that I had in my stash. The one on the left is done with small trees from Majestix. They are all heat embossed in gold. One side is done with second generation stamping so that it would give the effect of "trees mirrored in water/ice".

I then used distress inks to sponge the panels. I really had to work it to get the color as deep as possible.

The penquin is heat embossed in gold and then colored with distress inks.

I also used some chunky gold embossing powder to create the splatter effect.



söndag 12 november 2017