Sunday, August 31, 2014

hello foxy!

I cannot believe that my last post was in February! So sorry for the MIA!
I blame it on my job, which requires so much attention and leaves very little time for being creative!


I am daily flying back and forth between my home and Copenhagen (sometimes spending the nights there), so there is no real energy for making cards. Just the usual for birthdays and stuff, but no time to blog and share!

Today was one of the good days - up early to work a bit in the garden,  then I created a hydrangea wreath for the front door, made plum jams (3 kinds with rosemary, chili & liquorice) and finally I found a bit of time for making one card.

Helping my mojo ( I am a bit rusty!) this time was this Moxie Challenge Foxy theme.
Go  check it out! ;) Aren't Foxes just the cutes!?

Stamps: Hero Arts E5465 Fox, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest.
Other: Watercolors, Wink Of Stella pen, Washi tape, Hero Arts Watercolor paper, Hero Arts Layering Paper

 And I leave you with a collage from this fab Late Summer Day!

Take care and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

tags, tags, tags...

Went totally tag crazy at the scrap club this week ... Used some of my newly bought stencils for some very simple tags, on this first photo here. I just love the harlequin stencil from Tim Holtz. 
The text stamps are from Hero Arts - the tags were cut on the Silhouette Cameo. 

Some kind of golden packing material were at hand at the club for recycling, and I made some golden tags embellished with some pattern papers, sentiment and some nice twine.

And this last one -  a very different looking tag - layered, using some nice patterns and that sweet feather die from MFT.

I am still trying to catch up with the homework form the Stenciled Class - will post later on that ;)

Have a good one!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stenciled - Day 1 (catching up)


I am taking a fab online class Stenciled and I am just catching up the homework here.

This card was inspired by Debby's in the Day 1 class. I just love her card - so classy as always.

I am always affraid of copying someone else 's work - but I do like the stenciled pattern going from one corner to the other. I softly used 3 Ranger Distress inks (scattered straw, bundled sage & evergreen bough) with my ink applicator, over the stencil (the kaleidoscope from TCW).

I used a mixture of diecuts (an older cuttlebug die LOVE) and some hearts from SSS (holiday Shapes) for my focal point and added a lot of shimmer with the Wink of Stella clear pen.

Stamps: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers (the YOU)
Inks: ranger distress ink Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Evergreen bough
Stencil: Kaleidoscope TCW
Paper: Bazzill & Hero Arts
Other: SSS diecut Holiday Shapes, Wink of Stella Pen, metallic thread, vellum.

I haven't used stencils too much in the past - but this class definitely inspires to try out some fun techniques !!

Monday, January 20, 2014

WPlus9 - Monday Mood Board #25

I am playing along with the Monday Mood Board Challenge at WPlus9.
Love the color combination in the moodboard and the chevrons, don't you? ;)

Here is my card - inspired by the colors and the chevron patterns.

The background layer was misted quite heavily with the Ranger Perfect Pearl mist (sunflower sparkle) - it almost looks golden.

Stamps: WPlus Fanciful Feathers
Papers: Bazzill mashmellow cs, Bazzill vellum
Inks: Hero Arts shadow inks (silver, gold, butterbar)
Other: May arts twine, hero arts pearls, MFT chevron stripes die.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two Valentines

It seems like the cobber copper trend is continuing here in Denmark ;) I noticed on Pinterest searching for the word cobber that it seems only to be in the nordic countries people are nuts about cobber copper. Edt: duh, I just realized I misspelled the word copper - huh apparently it is spelled with double P not B !! ;)

Anyhow, I thought I would make a card featuring some copper details ;) and as Valentines is coming up I made 2 Valentine themed cards.

 I used a wooden skeewer (the kind we use for BBQs) for the arrow and cut a little V in the die cut MFT feather to mimic a real arrow - I really love those copper details combined with the pale pink.

I stamped the XO from the Hero Arts XO set in black and added the cut out pieces to the little glassine bag. 

Stamps: Hero Arts XO CL586 , Hero Arts So Sweet CL276
Papers: Bazzill, MME minipad LOVE ME
Other: MFT Feathers & Arrow Die, Copper thread, glassine bag, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists (perfect copper) 

My 2nd Valentines features a set of diamond shapes (cut out on the cameo) using pattern papers from the MME minipad LOVE ME.

I added tiny foam dot pieces to raise the diamond at the top and bottom - for some added interest.

Stamps: Hero Arts XO CL586
Papers: Bazzill, MME minipad LOVE ME
Other: Foam dots, Lawn Fawn Twine

Have a great sunday!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year here from the rainy Denmark! Here is a selfie taken (by me) on New Years Eve. Fiona wanted to be in the picture, too :)

I did plan to be creative during the holidays but besides helping out with some invitations I didn't get anything done. Well, I did clean up my craft room which is a good thing, right?

Inspired by Kristinas wonderful winter thanks card on the SSS blog I pulled out my little cute Merry Kissmas stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I also wanted to try out the watercoloring using distress markers - oh boy I need to practice ;) This card is my 3rd try - I think when watercoloring - it is okay to color outside the lines, huh :-) :-)  Some sparkle was added with the oh so famous wink of stella pen!

Well, I hope 2014 will be a fantastic year for all of you!  Thanks to all of you who stopped by during 2013 and leaving wonderful comments. I really appreciate it! I'll definitely try to do some more stamping and blogging in 2014!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop

Ready for some (more) Winter Fun with the Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop?

You should have come from Christine's blog on your way here (if you missed it, you should go back and check her blog out - she is doing awesome videos in December!)

This hop is all about Winter - is it Winter in your part of the world? Do you have snow yet? No snow here I am affraid and it looks very unlikely that we'll have a white christmas here in Denmark.  So sad, really... But wait, something to cheer us up maybe??... 

... there are prizes for the hoppers !! Yay! 

So I would encourage you to comment on each of the Blog Hop posts as there will be lots of prizes!! Please check out the fabulous sponsors and the details about the prizes on the Lawnscaping blog.

I am sharing a fun winter tag using one my favorite owl stamps from Lawn Fawn - I just love this little guy and I made him winter frosty.

I used a die cut vellum snowflake to make the shaker background with sequins, stars and a heart for a cool friend ;)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Owl & matching die, Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends
Papers: Bazzill cs, My Minds Eye, Bazzill vellum
Other: Lawn Fawn Twine, Sequins, MFT snowflake die.

A lot going on on this tag, huh!? So the next one here  is a very simple and clean winter card with another winter favorite - namely the bunny. I adore that stamp with the fun scarf  and I absolutely love the coordinating die, which also makes it possible to make some extra dimension to a clean card, like the one here on the card.

Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny and coordinating die
Papers: Bazzill
Other: Copics, Wink of Stelle glitter pen.

Now I want to thank you so much for hopping by today! 
Don't forget to comment for a chance to win. 
The deadline for commenting (to be considered for the prizes) is 
 Sunday, 12/15 at 11:59PM EST.

I will now send you off to the next one on the hop.  

The very talented Christiana Reuling and her wonderful blog

Have Fun!