Monday, April 23, 2018

Mermaid kisses & Starfish Wishes

 
Har alltid hatt en forkjærlighet for havfruer og falt helt pladask for Hero Arts sitt klubb kit i mai ifjor ~ siden da har jeg fått hvert måneds kit fra dem og har alltid blitt superfornøyd med innholdet! Men dette var bare så spesielt og så populært, at Hero Arts har gjort stemplene og diesene tilgjengelig for vanlig kjøp også! :)



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I enter my 'bubbles' mermaid card in theese fab Challenges
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(NB: Cards created last year ~ but never showed/blogged online before = new ~ delete if not acceptable) 
💦 Southern Girls #Triple F ~ Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers [May 1st.]
💦 Creatalicious #137. ~ AG w. Option: Dies and Punches
(entry#2.)[April 28th.]
💦 Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1816. ~ Always Anything Goes
[April 29th.]
💦 Colour Crazy #wk.16. ~ Anything Goes [May 3rd.]
💦 Love to Craft #21. ~ April: Anything Goes [April 30th.]
💦 Retarte #119. ~ Anything Goes [April 24th.]
💦 Creative Craft Cottage #106. ~ Anything Goes [May 3rd.]
💦 Create and inspire #73. ~ AG opt. use dies or stencils [May 8th.]

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I've always had a love for all things mermaids, and completely fell in love with the Hero Arts club kit of May last year. Since then I've subscribed to every monthly kit and have always been super happy with the contents! Fantastic kits, great value and quality :)

That mermaid kit was so special and became so popular that Hero Arts actually made it a permanent set in their catalog! (not the whole kit, just the stamps, stencil and dies as seperate buys). So now everyone can buy and play with theese gorgeous mermaids ♥

🧜‍♀️ My second card has a fun shaker window, and I colored the mermaid to look like Ariel the little Mermaid from Disney!


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I enter my shaker mermaid card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
(NB: Cards created last year ~ but never showed/blogged online before = new ~ delete if not acceptable 
🐡 Fab & Funky #390. ~ Fantasy/Fairy Tales [April 24th.]
🐡 My Time to Craft #369. ~ Inspired by a Film! (=the little Mermaid) [May 4th.]
🐡 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80. ~ Always Anything Goes
[May 4th.]
🐡 Crafts Galore Encore #50. ~
Always Anything Goes! [April 30th.]
🐡 Die Cut Divas ~ April: Anything Goes [April 30th.]
🐡 Happy Little Stampers ~ Always AG with Dies  [April 30th.]
🐡 Simon Says Wed. ~ Sparkle And Shine [April 24th.]
🐡 Pile It On #141. ~ Small &/or Pencils (=fishes, sequins, tiny bling) [May 5th.]

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First I stamped several fish and the oyster, and a mermaid on watercolor paper with black archival ink. Then I used post-it notes to mask the stamps, and created the sandy seabed by tearing a piece of paper and using that as a mask. 
Inking with both regular distress inks and oxides as well as the ink cubes from the Hero Arts kit. The stencil that followed with the kit is just amazing, perfect to make it look like it's underwater, and it helps to splatter some waterdroplets too.
Now, the whole scene looked like a complete mess, but when you lift off the masks, the revealed scene is like magic  ..Then came the fun of coloring in the images :)


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Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH May 2017 Mermaid kit clearstamps & co-ordinating dies. I also used the Hunkydory 'Beautiful Mermaids' clearstamps set (to get some extra fishes and seaweeds).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock and Bling cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Misc scrap pieces of designerpapers, vellum. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 PP.

Embellishments: Multicraft 'Baby' craft medley cup sequins. Pink glitter Washi tape, from Panduro I think. Creative Expressions Self-Adhesive rhinestone gems.
Tools: 'Mermaid waves' Stencil from the HA kit. I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'.
Dies: Hero Arts co-ordinating dies & fancy sea weed dies from the mermaid kit. Joanna Sheen - Signature Dies 'Bubble Narrow Edger Dies SD484'. Creative Expressions 'Australian Collection - Background Die Set' by Sue Wilson. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels One s4161' and 'Grand Dies - Labels One'. Creative dies 'Ornate frames DIOB0049'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents, stickles. Hero Arts acetate.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and Oxides, & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Hero Arts ink pad cubes. Signo white pigment ink pen.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Carpe Diem ♥ Panda

 
Mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers har en kjempesøt panda dies som motiv for for utfordring #145. Vanligvis dekorerer jeg kortene mine med et akvarellmalt stempelmotiv, men det fins så utrolig mange flotte dies man kan bruke, og jeg har samlet opp ganske så mange av dem gjennom årene ;)

Vi har en ny fantastisk flott sponsor med oss denne gang, Goebie Design! Utrolig flotte og morsomme digitale motiver :) Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være ♥

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


Usually I decorate my cards with a watercolored stamp motif, but there are so many gorgeous dies one can use as well. And I've collected SO many up through the years! .. yes I am a hoarder of crafty things .. ;) Here I've used one of my favourite background dies together with this supercute panda die as a motif on my DT-card. 

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/goebie

For our #145. challenge at Creative Fingers we have a fabulous new sponsor, Goebie Design! Supercute and fun digital motifs :) As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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Creatalicious #137. ~ AG w. Option: Dies and Punches [April 28th.]
Crafty Creations #364. ~ Always Anything Goes
[April 24th.]
Scrapy Land #88. ~
Always AG w. Die Brand SL sells [April 29th.]
The Crafty Addicts #47. ~ Anything Goes [May 7th.]
Creates and Makes #20. ~ Anything Goes [April 24th]
Through the Craft Room Door wk. of April 17th. ~ AG  [April 24th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1815. ~ Always Anything Goes [April 22nd.]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #13. ~ AG with a Critter [April 25th.]
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Stamps/Images: North Star Stamps CS 'Carpe Diem'. Norsk Stempelblad - Ett trykk CS 'B01 Bursdag'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Cardmaking & Papercraft mag. #144. 2015 freebie 'The Oriental coll. clearstamp set' by Jennifer Ellory.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. DCWV 'the Green stack' 12x12 PP. Daisy D's Tags (unkown retired). Basic Grey 'Manila' 6x6 PP. Tim Holtz collage mini stash 8x8 PP. Panduro Hobby 'Heart yellow basics' paper.

Embellishments: Vintage Ribbon from Panduro Hobby.

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities 'Tudor Rose Card Front' & Nestabilities 'Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'QK C-0127-S-REV Panda exclusive'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers and ink pads to color and distress image and papers, as well as some aquarelle pencils/crayons. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & white Top Boss embossingpowder.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pink confirmation card

 
Min DT inspirasjon for Papirplanetens April utfordring er et rosa og veldig 'blingete' konfirmant kort! Denne mnd. er det 'Våren og/eller Konfirmasjon' som tema. Kortets hovedmotiv er et foto av ei jente som baby, så jeg har sensurert det litt :)
http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.com/

Du kan finne flere av tingene jeg har brukt hos Papirplaneten, med linker nederst i bloggposten. Vi håper du føler deg inspirert til å delta med dine kreasjoner hos oss ♥


My very blingy & pink DT inspiration for this months challenge at PapirPlaneten is a confirmation easel card. The main motif I cannot show as it is a photo of the girl confirmand as a baby, so I censored it :)

PapirPlaneten is an norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe, and the theme for April is 'Spring and/or Confirmation'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations, but the main prize is only shipped within Norway ♥

http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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Creative Craft Cottage #105. ~ Make It Feminine (entry#2.)[April 3rd.]
Crafty Creations #363. ~ Always Anything Goes
[April 9th.]
Crafting By Designs ~
Pink and One More Color [April 3rd.]
Morgans ArtWorld ~ March: Always AG [April 14th.]
Simon Says Wed. ~ Anything Goes [April 3rd.]
The Creative Crafters #2. ~ Anything Goes [April 8th.]
World Wide Open DT Ch. #03. ~ Always AG [April 12th.]
WordArt Wednesdays #328-329. ~ Anything Goes [April 10th.]
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inside detail w. a money/giftcard pocket!

Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt 'S-142' text rubberstamps. Mayzy Art 'Higher Window' digistamp (retired shop, but you can still find many sweet freebies on her blog here). Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl bröllup'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamps 'Botanical'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill Bling pink cardstock. Plain white cardstock.

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pink pearl bling. Nille polkadot pink Ribbon. Washi tapes from Panduro (photo strip, vintage camera, clock cutout of washi).

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. Marvy Uchida punch 'corner rounder small 1'. Core'dinations 'Butterflies' embossing folder free in Papercraft Essentials #91 magazine.
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey's border die 'Tilda Lace'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Fleur De Lis Squares' and 'Petite Ovals Large'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'Storybook 4x8 Mini Alphabet', 'Bow RS-0118', 'RS-0003 heart swirl', 'Dove RS-0702' and 'RS-0400 heart mini/hjerter mini'. 
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape).

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sweet little Kittens & a cheeky Monkey!

 
Jeg lagde to kort med kjempesøte motiver fra vår sponsor M.Medel Ill. som mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #144. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :) 

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

😻 🐾 love you 🐾 😻
♥ ♥ ♥ You are the worlds best friend ♥ ♥ ♥


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I have two DT cards this time for our fortnights challenge #144. at Creative Fingers. The first card has two lovely little kittens who are the bestest of friends! The supercute motifs are from our sponsor Maria Medel Illustrations.

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MMedelIllustrationsShe has shared a fantastic discount code with us, a 30% discount coupon with the code CHALLENGE18, valid from March 15th. to May 15th. AND, if you sign up for her newsletter, you'll get a 15% off forever! 

As always we are having an 'Anything goes theme' at Creative Fingers, and you are more than welcome to join us with your creations ♥


I am entering my kitten card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
🐭 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #12. ~ AG with a Critter! (entry#2.)[March 25th.]
🐾 Creative Craft Cottage #105. ~ feminine! [April 3rd.]
🐭 Incy Wincy Designs ~ Max.3 Colours: Pink, blue, Black&White/grey! [March 31st.]
🐾 Papirlosjen #3. ~ Pastell [31. Mars.]
🐭 Word Art Wednesday #326-327. ~ AG w. sentiment [March 27th.]


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My second DT card is with the cutest little monkey, he is so huggable! ♥ Have no idea what kind of monkey or ape he is though, or if he belongs in Africa or not, as I did the rest of my card Africa themed :)

♥ Everyone should have a friend like you ♥

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I enter my monkey card in theese fab Challenges
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🍌  Scrappelyst ~ Mars: din favoritt ~ stensiler! [30. Mars]
Stensiler er kjempeflotte verktøy, billig i bruk og passer stort sett alle overflater!
🐵  Scrappiness #3. ~ Stensiler! [14. April]
🍌  Crafting With An Attitude #37. ~ Always Anything Goes! [March 25th.]
🐵  Crafty Creations #362. ~ Always AG [March 27th.]
🍌  Ellibelle's Crafty Wedn. ~ March: All Creatures Great and Small! [March 30th.]

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Stamps/Images: Maria Medel Illustr. on etsy 'Kitties digital stamp bundle', and 'Valentine Monkey set'. My monthly Hero Arts kit MH0318 stamps and co-ordinating dies. Papirdesign Clearstamps 'Glad du er min venn'. Kort & Godt 'M-321'. Norsk Stempelblad Ett trykk 'CS A04 Venn'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Making Memories spiral bound journaling paper. DoCrafts 'Pampered Pets' 12x12 paperpack. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 pp.
Embellishments: ... none, yes really!

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75' & 'Inverted Corner Punch'. Marvy Uchida punch 'corner rounder small 1'.
Stencils: Joanna Sheen Signature coll. ~ African Stencils 'Mount Kilimanjaro 6625', and 'African Safari 6626'. Hunkydory ~ For the Love of Masks 'Go Wild'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities Nestabilities 'Labels 4 S4190', 'Petite Ovals Large', Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'. Speech bubble, banner dies and 'Hugs' fancy die from the same Hero Arts kit MH0318.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers, plus Oxide inkpads, to watercolor and distress image and papers. misc. Hero Arts, Ranger archivals, Prima chalk ink pads.