Friday, 4 March 2011

Shake your tailfeathers

Phew, my last card for the Kraftin' Kimmies GDT call just at the nick of time. The challenge was to use scallops. This time I have used the sassy Monique as my image. She is coloured with promarkers to match the papers and I'm very proud of this colouring. Blue isn't really my forté so I was happy with how she turned out. The sentiment is handwritten and the layout pretty simple. It's quite funny because I made the card first and then realized it fits spot on with this week's sketch at stamp with fun.

I like that it looks like she is stepping out of the frame:

You can see the rest of my GDT cards here:

You'd better be mine
Oopsy daisy
Time flies

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Time flies

Here is my third card for the GDT spot for Kraftin' Kimmies. Only one card to go, whohoo.

I wasn't sure if I would be pleased with these time-crunched cards, but I know I work best under pressure and this was no exception. I just hope I didn't jinx myself now and the last one will be a total trainwreck :)

The challenge for this card was a sketch and I was so pleased that I managed to think outside of the box. These character stamps always come with a smaller stamp, but when I bloghop I seldom see them used. So I wanted to make this one justice especially since it worked so great with the theme and enhanced the gentleman.

I stamped Chester with a brownshaded ink on a piece of white paper and coloured him with promarkers to match the papers. I aligned him so that his cuff was in the middle of a circle and cut out using a nestie. I then stamped the watchstamp several times with the same ink and coloured the same way as the main stamp. I used two shades of distressink to make the background less white and handwrote the numbers. I distressed the edges of the circle and attached it to a bigger circle. I punched a hole in the middle (where his cuff was) and attached a brad with clockhands (a qk die).
I distressed the edges of the patterned papers, punched a decorative corner on the striped piece and attached a brad in every corner. Finally I handwrote the sentiment and attached it and the "clock" with foamtape.

I made this card for my sweetheart. He's going away on a businesstrip to the US for two weeks and I want to sneak it into his bag. Despite how much I'll miss him I know that time does fly (even if it's slow sometimes) and soon he will be with me again. I just hope he's not snooping around here from the workcomputer ;)

Challenges for this card:

Anything goes - distressing
Kraftin' Kimmies - sketch

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Oopsy daisy

For the last couple of weeks I've been struggling a bit with my cards but now I have finally been inspired. I just love how this card turned out even if it took me three days to finish it, phew. I made it especially for the Kraftin' Kimmies GDT call. I've been waiting for an opportunity like this for many many months as I absolutely love the moonlight whispers line and would LOVE to be on the team. Chances like this don't come often and I just have to put my name in the hat. I have two cards left to finish by friday evening. Yikes! Don't ask me where february went, I'm blaming it on the fact that there are just 28 days in that month :D

I have used the adorable Eleanor from Kraftin' Kimmies and coloured her with my beloved promarkers. The challenge was to use 3 main colours, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon and 1 button. I used fushia, lime and orange as the main colours, the background paper is actually one sheet and the second patterned paper is the orange floral die cut. The ribbon and button are on her cap.

I wasn't sure if I should add the handwritten text, but I like adding funny sentiments to these stamps. The fact that she has a daisy in her hair makes it even more fun. A perfect card for a belated birthday, don't you think?

Challenges for this card:

Bunny Zoe's - spring; flowers everywhere
Colour create - fruits
Cute card thursday - signs of spring
Kraftin' Kimmies - recipe 
Papertake weekly - anything
Simon says stamp - recipe (not sure if diecuts count as an embellishment though)

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Monday, 28 February 2011

You tug at my heartstrings

Here is another card from me using one of the adorable bears from sweetpea stamps drawn by Elaine Cox. I think these bears are so sweet and love how different they are from anything out there. Today I've been thinking a little bit outside the box - not doing things I usually do. To start with I inked the stamp with a brown inkpad that has 6 hues in one, going from light to dark. Then I used a different colouringtechnique using pastel colours and some sort of rubbing alcohol. Finally I used the same patterned paper for two panels of the card.

Challenges for this card:

Magical monday - lace
Papertake weekly - sketch
Simon says stamp - coffee and cream
Stamp challenges - something with flowers
Stampin for the weekend - monochromatic

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

March blogcandy

Another month full of candy. March is when I celebrate my birthday and I have put together something very SWEET for you:
My candy - march 13:th (my birthday)

Renee - 4:th

Marjo - 15:th

Rebekah - 19:th

Maja - 21:st

Brenda - 23:rd

Astrid - 30:th

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