Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scrap i Ejsing

Yesterday I spent the full day with lots of creative girls at a scrapbooking & cardmaking event.
It was a fab day full of wonderful shopping (!), cozy chats and a little bit of cardmaking.
So much fun to see a lot of great ladies again and share this fantastic hobby. Just what I needed!
Thanks to the great girls, who this year took over the job from Sabina. I am so happy, it will continue!

Here are some of the cards, I managed to make .... most of them with some of the new goodies. 

Tim Holtz stencil (layering lace), DCWV glitter paper, Technique Tuesday Stamp (smile borders),
Hero Arts shadow inks (navy & ultra pink).

I wanted to use the new (for me) Ultra Pink ink - but as I didn't clean the stencil (it had some navy ink from the first card) - the result turned out purple.

This was actually the first card I made with the stencil, I really wanted to use the blue color, as I think it looks almost like the danish china pattern "Musselmalet".

Tim Holtz stencil (layering lace), DCWV glitter paper, Avery Elle stamp (Oh Happy Day),
Hero Arts shadow inks (navy ).

I really had some other stamp sets on my shopping list  (Lawn Fawn in particular) - but they had not yet arrived in DK - so I settled for the fun puuurrrfect stamp set from Mama Elephant - "Purrfect Pair" with  cute cats. Love it!

Tim Holtz stencil (layering lace), Mama Elephant stamp (Purrfect Pair), MFT stitched tag die,
Ranger distress ink crackled pistacio, copics, wink of stella glitterpen, Lawn Fawn twine.

Some glitter on the cats....

And on this final card I used the MFT stamp (and old one from my stash, which I hadn't used yet) as the focal point with lots of glittery stars...

MFT stamp (being cute is what i do),  MFT  stitched tag die, Marianne Design star die,  copics, wink of stella glitterpen, Doodlebug twine.

Some glitter on the top....   :-)

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Have a great sunday!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

something bright

Hello Hello!

I just felt like making something with bright colors today! 

Love the bunny stamp set from Mama Elephant - I think it came out last spring, but I just got it...
I can never have too many bunny stamps, you know :-)

A little wink of stella glitter - hard to photograph, but it's there !!

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set, MFT stitched tag die, copics, wink of stella glitter, Hero Arts watercolors paper, Lawn Fawn Twine.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Wine Tags

It is always good to have a little stash of wine tags, for those hostess gifts and such. Right?
I realized yesterday, that I had run out... so today I made a few to have on hand for that next time....

I kept the colors and design very simple. I like simple...

MFT "Lets toast" die, Tim Holtz Stencil, WPlus9 feather dies, Avery Elle Sentiment 
"Oh Happy Day", Hero Art Silver ink. 

MFT "Lets toast" die, Hero Arts Stamp "Tiny Flags", Hero Arts Sundrifter "Love this" 
clear stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Stain (antique bronze), Lawn Fawn 
"Many Thanks" clear stamps. 

And a final look at the tags, I created!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you enjoy the rest of the Sunday! 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Xmas - Sharing some giftwrappings

Merry Xmas everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the holidays! 
I sure am! 
It is so nice to have some days off relaxing and spending time with family and friends, right? 

I am hoping to get into the crafty mode soon, as I am off work untill January 5th ! Yay!
For now, I wanted to share some recent giftwrappings. 

I got these very cute giftbags from Cosmo Cricket a while ago ( I love the vellum bag with glittery stars!) and  I created some tags with the über cute Avery Elle Story Book stamp set. The sentiment is also from an Avery Elle stamp set "Oh happy Day".

Colored with copics on watercolor paper (probably not the best option for copics!) and added some wink of stella glitter to match the stars.

Next up, I had this cute Lawn Fawn dog on my desk (colored during the Online Card Class for Copics)...

I used the Lawn Die to make the split panel for the dog to peek out from. This die is really a favorite of mine - so versatile!

And here it is - on the gift bag - ready for a sweet girl, who celebrated her 11th birthday on Christmas Eve!

Thanks for stopping by - I know it has been a while since I made a post here... So busy at work lately!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays!  Take care!!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Scrapsisters Julekort Kursus SneakPeek og info

Sorry for the Danish Post here...
I am teaching in a Danish Online Class and this post is about the class...

Julen står allerede for døren indenfor mange brancher og det er mere end 14 dage siden, jeg så den første julekalender i lufthavnen! :-) Lidt tidligt, ikke?
(men, de der juleskum, de smager da også godt her i Oktober, hehe!).
Personligt kan jeg godt vente med at forberede julen i hvert fald til efter Halloween!
Men så skal vi også i gang, ikke? 

Og lige netop derefter, starter Scrapsisters julekort kursus
Nemlig den 1. november - 14. november! Se mere her, hvor du også  kan finde listen over nogle fantastisk dygtige kortmager, som alle har en masse at byde på i de 14 dage kurset står på!

Hvis du ikke allerede er tilmeldt,  så kan du nå det endnu - klik klik :-)

Jeg kommer een af dagene og viser dig faktisk 2 kort (det ene kort er et spin off af det andet).
Her er et foreløbigt sneak peek...

Ses vi? :-) Det håber jeg!  Jeg glæder mig!!

giver i øvrigt shopping rabat til alle kursister!  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Copics - backgrounds day 9

I am back today with a few cards using a Copics background technique taught in Class.
I think using the brick urban style in this aqua color, paired with the cute MFT stamp could resemble ice blocks :-)

I've added just a bit of wink of stella glitter on the white fur for some shine. The white panels on both cards were stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp (on the first card in wet cement ink and on the last card for a very subtle background I used Hero Arts Unicorn White)

 Copics: Jacket & Shoes: R22,R24, R29. Scarf: B00, B02, Background: G000, Skin: E50, E31, E55, RV10.
Stamps: MFT Celebrate the season, Hero Arts Starry Sky
Paper: Hero Arts layering paper, Neenah Solar White,
Other: May Arts twine, Studio Calico Wood veneer stars, MFT stitched tag die.

Since I practiced the coloring of this image a few times, I made 2 cards...

 CopicsJacket & Shoes: R22,R24, R29. Scarf: B00, B02, Background: G000, Skin: E50, E31, E55, RV10.
Stamps: MFT Celebrate the season, Hero Arts Starry Sky
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Bazzill
Other; Little B Heart Die, SSS Holiday shapes die, glossy accents.

I will be back later to show more practice sheets from the class. 
Happy World CardMaking Day!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Copics, sharing Online Class Homework + a card

Today I am sharing some of my homework from an Online Card Class.
All about Copics.
I've had a set of copics for ages but I've not been using them very much.
I've truly always been intimidated by this type of coloring....

The online class is really awesome.
I have already learned a lot - now I just need to practice, practice, practice......

Day 3: Shading with Grey
This was really difficult but I think with more practice and getting to know good color combinations, this technique would be useful. I like the cup, but my umbrellas were a disaster :)

Day 4: Shading & lights
I've always found it difficult to know where to put the shading but we learned some very handy techniques in the class and here I am sharing a few of my practice results.
This first one is creating texture with the flicking technique. Also very much used for hair. I really like this technique very much. 
(sorry for the blurry part of the photo - the colors used are E02, R02 & YR04). I used the same greens as for the yellow flower image.)

This next one is regular shading with the light coming from the left.

Day 5: Hair & Skin
And finally a few practice results with traditional brown & black hair. I must admit, I cheated a bit with the black, as I did not have a black copics marker, I used a distress ink marker for the black strokes.

The skin coloring is really difficult - I think I need some more skin colors AND more practice!!!

 Also practicing hair and skin on this ballerina. I dropped too much wink of stella glitter on the lashes :-(

And finally sharing a card I did with a favourite old owl stamp from Hero Arts. I wanted to practice coloring on real stamped images. I accidently dropped some ink on to the top of the card, so I had to cover my mistake by this chalkboard-like speech bubble.... :-) And with the direction of the shading I probably should have reversed the speech bubble, oh well!

Oh happy Sunday!!