Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Can-Can happy birthday easel card


Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card

Welcome back to my blog. Hope you had a great weekend.
Let me show you a joyful birthdaycard today. 
It is so simple to make and makes such a statement. Looks quite advanced, don't you think?

Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card

The way you make it is that you take a piece of "normal" card with the folding on top and fold the top part once more in half. This is your cardbase.
Then you do your imagepanel and attach it by using adhesive on the bottom half as seen on picture. Am I making any sense?  
If not, search for "easelcard".
You can see another easel card I made HERE.
 
Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card
  
You will however need something that stands up a bit on the bottom part, that will hinder the card from sliding and help it stand up. Here I used a strip of patterned paper I glued on a piece of heavier card and attached it with 3D-tape (dimensional tape). This works as a "stopper".

Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card

On the pink panel where the card is signed I made a "shadoweffect". I did this by cutting out the same shape, but in black cardstock and adhering it a bit to the side. This gives the panel this shadow-effect.

Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card
Detail of the hairdecoration. I've used dimensional glaze for the heart and the lipstick (drawn out with a toothpick) and liquid pearls applied with a toothpick for the "pearls" around the heart. The feather gets some glitter from a glittery gel roller.

When I make a card I usually start with the image. Then I think about the person I'm making the card for or what feel I want to convey. To this image and for the recipient I wanted to make a kind of explosive card with bright colors and some pizzazz.
After choosing the image I needed some papers to match. I do it either by taking a whole paperline or matching myself by looking through my scrappile. For this I went through my scrappile. Would you be interested to see how I sort my scrappieces?

Kraftin' Kimmie feathered birthday card

When I've chosen the image and papers I look through my promarkers and choose the colors to match the papers. I have most of the colors and keep a chart where I draw a line with the marker and next to it write up the name of the color. I keep them colorsorted and have them drawn near an edge so I can keep the edge against the papers and compare which color works best. Right now the colors have faded so I need a new one. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing it here.
I was a bit hesitant on just using a simple layout with the round image on a square panel, but with the papers being so busy and the image so explosive I decided it didn't need that much more. The last thing I did was the feathers that I arranged so it looked like fireworks and a panel to the right with a handwritten "GRATTIS" (which means "congrats" in swedish).
I found it a bit boring applying such a fun panel to a plain folded piece of cardstock and remembered the idea of the easel card. This makes the card more interesting, adds a fabulous inside and if you don't want to write more than just who it's from - it is perfect for you. 

Supplies:
Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie "Suzette"
Papers: Main background paper: Glitz design, sei - lovebirds - "love note" (the shimmery stripe on the inside)
Dies: Spellbinders circle, tags and feathers
Coloring: promarkers and watercolor pencils (aquarells)
Others: dimensional glaze, 3D-tape, liquid pearls, pearls on a string, glitterpen 


Challenges: 
All sorts (celebrating 7 years of challenges. Yey!) - happy birthday
Crafty catz - Anything goes
Crazy challenge  - your favorite color (fushia/pinks)
Everybody art  - For girls
Fussy and fancy - Dies and/or punches
I love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says stamp monday  - make a wish
Try it on tuesday  - I can hear music
 
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Friday, 20 May 2016

New project on the way and a guest designer spot next week


Annie Sloan chalk paint nightstand

Let me show you my next project in waiting. It's this horribly ugly nightstand that I'm "dyeing" to get some paint on. It has a wonderful shape though and I think it will look great when it's transformed.

I've purchased Annie Sloan's chalk paints (white and basic colors) and will mix my own hues. I want the nightstand to be some kind of shabby white, but I don't know what color to use underneath. Which color would you like to see? I'm thinking about a pale grey or lilac, but maybe you would like to see babypink or some kind of green? Leave a comment and we'll see what this will turn out like.

It will be up for sale (Skåne area) so if you love the shape of it and are thinking about any specific shade, let me know. It doesn't matter to me what color I play with and don't worry - you're not obligated to buy it if you don't like the endresult. 
It measures about 38x37x56

Then I have some other news to share with you. Remember this?


I have made a project with it. I ended up not using the Annie Sloan paints, but some fabulous papers from Graphic45 instead.
The absolute best part is that it will be shown as my guest designer project on the

I think I will be able to post it on this wednesday so make sure to check back by then. Here's a sneak peak:


Wishing you a fantastic weekend.
 
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Snail mail Christmas and exciting news

Welcome back to my blog and to another cardtuesday.
I've noticed that tuedays work pretty good with showing you cards and fridays for other projects. Do you agree?

Penny Black Christmas snail card

So today I want to show you a Christmascard using a sweet Penny Black image. Let's be honest - it feels like Christmas is lightyears away, but each year it sneaks up on us cardmakers. Am I right or am I right? In my book you can never be too early for making Christmascards. Heck, I even start making them before the year has ended :D

Penny Black Christmas snail card detail

This is a quite simple card, but using glittery paper and a nicely colored image it gives the card a lift. When I color my images I like letting them do the talking.

As for the news...
For the month of june you will be able to see my cards on the 
I've been invited to be the guest designer for june! 
I'm so excited!
Supplies:
Stamp: Penny Black (don't have the stamp anymore. If you know the name of it, let me know)
Papers: Free papers that came with an english craft magazine
Tools: Image colored with promarkers, snowflakes stamped with distress ink



Challenges:
Aud sentiments - Anything goes + sentiment
Bunny Zoe's - Lovely layers
Creative inspirations  - Shape it up (no square cards)
Creative moments - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Lace and/or ribbon
Passion for promarkers - Spots and/or stripes
Penny's challenges - Anything goes 
Sketch saturday - sketch
The crazy challenge - 3 layers or more
The ribbon girl - Any image


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Friday, 13 May 2016

Vintage flower necklace

Vintage flower necklace beads

Allow me to show you another necklace I have made. I'm very much into this style of jewelrymaking lately where you use metalwire to connect the beads together.

Vintage flower necklace

This time I have used crackeled- glass- and waxbeads together with some metal flowers, beadcaps and tiny beads. 


Vintage flower necklace

Although the necklace is big enough to fit over your head, I decided to use a clasp in case you have a big hairdo and don't want to risk messing it up.


Vintage flower necklace clasp
Clasp: opened, front and backside.

I really love the vintage feel of this necklace. Greys and soft lilac tones together with creamcolored beads. I also love the silvercolored metalpieces with the black details.
What do you think?


Detail of the hanging pendant part.
This necklace is for sale and will be available in my etsy shop as soon as I've made enough pieces to put in the shop. 
If you're interested you can snag it right away.
Just email me (details in the "about me" link top right)

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Easter wishes feathered card

easter wishes card zoom

Another tuesday and that means: another cardreveal.
Today I want to show you an eastercard using different layers and papers. 

easter wishes card

The card is made with two different patterned papers (the feathers and the ones with the chickens) 
The image itself comes from a 12x12" paper that had a bunch of different easterthemed tags. I really love those kinds of papers for a quick card. To make the image more interesting I added craqueler medium to the border around it. Eggs and cracks kind of go together, don't you think?

The yellow panel is dryembossed using an embossingfolder. I got it with a magazine or something like that, so unfortunately I can't tell you where you can get it. If you recognize it, let me know and I'll write it here. The ribbons were plain white that I colored in using my promarkers to match the colorscheme.

easter wishes card corner

I used a gold- and silverpen for the edges and used some cutoff corners of the chickenpaper to add a nice cornerdetail. Waste not, want not, huh? 

Challenges:
Alphabet  - E for embossing
Crafty calendar - Things with wings
Creative card crew - Anything goes
Fab n funky - 3 or more layers
Simon monday - emboss it
Southern girls - texture

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Lavender crocheted headband with freshwater pearls

Another friday and another project. 
This time I want to show you a crocheted headband I made a while ago that I've been using all spring. 
 
Lavender crocheted headband with freshwater pearls
 
 
The pattern is not really a pattern. I just casted a couple of chains that I thought would be enough for the width of the headband. It was about 12 or 13 stitches. Then I crocheted the double crochet stitch (if I'm not mistaken) until the headband was long enough to fit around my head. Finally I slip stitched it together.
 
Lavender crocheted headband with freshwater pearls close-up
 
 
The flowers I improvised, making a magic ring and then stitching first in the front loops only, then after the circle was complete - in backloops only.
I sewed on the freshwater pearls to the flowers, then attached the flowers to the headband.
 
Hope you like it :)
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Bird key cabochon necklace


Bird key cabochon necklace

Three weeks ago I made a post asking which of three projects you would like to see first. I didn't get that much feedback so I started on this necklace.


I have used a key with a glass cabochon, which is a piece of glass polished evenly. Under the glass there is a beautiful image of a bird. I think finding the perfect image for this necklace took me almost as long as making the necklace itself. But I'm glad I was so stubborn to find the perfect piece since I think it really makes the whole thing very coherent.


Bird key cabochon necklace

I have used blue fresh water pearls with a hint of pink (that match the image perfectly). I also used  crystal AB polished beads that give a hint of pink and blue. These are the ones that look clear, but catch the light like a prism.
I also have some blue wax beads with silver beadcaps and two silver colored birds.

Bird key cabochon necklace back

The beaded part measures 78cm and the key is 7x3cm.


Bird key cabochon necklace

This necklace will eventually be available in my etsy shop for under $30+shipping. If you are interested in buying it leave a comment below or e-mail me (address by viewing my complete profile top right)

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sending you a note

Another tuesday and another card. Today I have made a sweet "girly" card using stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie. It's been years I feel like since I used these stamps and I have quite a few that haven't seen ink yet, poor things.
So today I used some of them.
Kraftin Kimmie Marie Antoinette closeup

I used "Marie Antoinette" with the matching sentiment and a rosestamp from "The swan princess". 
Around the image I stamped the rose using a clear inkpad and clear embossing powder. I then went over the area using a distress crayon in the color "peeled paint". I rubbed it on and used a waterbrush to smear it out.
 
Kraftin' Kimmie Marie Antoinette side

The image itself is colored using promarker pens. The sentiment is stamped using a distress pad in the color "peeled paint" aswell. 
I added glitterglue to the butterfly and to the girl's roses in her hair. I also used liquid pearls and a toothpick to add tiny pearls to the decoration in her hair to make it resemble beads.
Kraftin' Kimmie sending you a note card

Supplies:
Stamps: "Marie Antoinette" and "The swan princess" from Kraftin' Kimmies
Color: promarkers and distress crayon (peeled paint)
Papers: "Gossamer" from memorybox 
Dies: circle and scalloped circle: nestabilities, fleur de lis punch: ek success, pink scallop: shaped scissors, butterfly: martha stewart punch

Challenges:
Fab n funky - winged things
I love promarkers: pastel colors
Kraftin' Kimmie - seeing double + sketch
Simon says wednesday - make it girly
 
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Happy birthday mouse

Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a happy birthday card to show you. It is made with an image from the insanely cute house mouse stamps. Aren't they just the cutest thing? I wish I had cute mice like these, preferably ones that like cleaning up after me in my creative mess :)
 
house mouse bday card closeup
 
I have a box with tiny pieces of paperscraps, so I went through it and found five pieces of paper that I thought worked great together. I then got some help from my trusted friend the cuttlebug (which I on occasion call "the cutiebug") to cut out circles using a nesting die. I also made a cardbase using embossed white cardstock. In the lower right corner I cut out an aparture.
 
house mouse bday cardfront
 
I cut out five hearts in the same scrap papers using a punch and distressed the edges of the circles. I then added the hearts using 3D foam tape to create dimension and make them stand out. Then I added the circles to the frontpanels and handwrote "HAPPY" on the hearts.
 
house mouse bday card side
 
Finally I colored the house mouse image using promarker pens in colors that matched the papers. I cut out around the image, used a rounded corner punch and adhered it to the inside of the card. I also added three strips of paper to the inside. 
 
house mouse bday card inside
 
To finish it off I added a handwritten "BIRTHDAY" sentiment and tied the card together with some pink string. 
 
Image: house mouse (I think it's discontinued)
Papers: scraps
Tools: circle nesting die, heart paper punch, promarker pens

Challenges:
Crafty calendar  - anything goes
Creative inspirations  - anything goes
Everybody art - birthday
House mouse  - anything goes
Passion for promarkers - bingo (ribbon, image, sentiment)
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - birthday (SSS is celebrating their 7:th anniversary! CONGRATS!)
Sketch saturday - sketch
 
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