Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Miss you



This cute bunny is from Mama Elephant, it's from a stamp set called Pix's Favorites.
I knew I wanted the bunny to look at a starry night sky from the moment I saw this set!

I paired it with the Seeing Stars set from Simon Says Stamp. I think it's a perfect match!
I also love the Inkylicious Ink Dusters! They make it so easy to blend ink, and to get a nice soft look! No hard edges and lines, like I would get from the foam blending tool.

If you've ever been outside in the winter, when it is freezing, you know how the snow sparkles like it has glitter and diamond dust in it. I wanted to give the impression of a really cold winter night, so I added some glitter glue to the snow. (It looks much better IRL than on this picture... Very hard to get a good photo of glitter!)

Supplies:
Stamps: Pix's Favorites from Mama Elephant, and Seeing Stars from Simon Says Stamp.
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Chipped Saphire Distress Ink, Versamark and Versafine.
Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills.
Other: Fine detail clear embossing powder, Ink Dusters, foam tape, MISTI, glitter glue, and Copic Sketch markers.


Thank you for visiting!
Ruth :)

Donut & ice cream shaker card. :)




Hi!

I got some happy mail yesterday, the Lined Up Dots background stamp from MFT,
and the All Prettied Up die set from Mama Elephant. Had to try them both! :D

The background inside the shaker window is made with ink dusters, distress ink, and a stencil I made with the Heart of Flowers die from Simon Says Stamp.


Supplies:
Dies: All Prettied Up from Mama Elephant, and Heart of Flowers from Simon Says Stamp.
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe from Sunny Studio, Lined Up Dots from My Favorite Things, and Gratulerer med dagen from Norsk Stempelblad.
Paper: Mint and pink cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, Canson Mix Media paper, and X-Press It blending card.
Other: Distress inks, sequins, Ink Dusters, MISTI, foam tape, Versafine and Versamark, white gel pen, and Copic Sketch markers.


Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a sweet day! ;)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Coffee & Friends




Today has been a tough day. My body is killing me, and all I want to do is sleep, but that's not an option, since laying down only increase the pain. To keep myself occupied I managed to put together this card I started working on yesterday.




Supplies:
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea.
Cardstock: Black and pink from Simon Says Stamp, and white Neenah.
Dies: Lil' Inker Design Pieced Chevrons, My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax, and the super cute coffee cup from Simon Says Stamp.
Other: Gold enamel heart from Crate Paper, Versafine Onyx Black ink, 
and these Copics:





Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a nice day! :)

Simon Says Monday Challenge, make your own background



Hi!

This is a card I made for the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Make Your Own Background.


I used the MFT stencil Cascading Scallops and applied Distress ink with Ink Dusters.
I used Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.

I placed the panel in my MISTI and stamped the word BIRTHDAY, from Simon Says Stamps Big Birthday Wishes, masking the words it's your.


Supplies:Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp black and white, Neenah Smooth Solar White.
Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Peackock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink, Versafine Onyx Black.
Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, and Mama Elephant Happy Script.
Other: MFT Cascading Scallops stencil, sequins from a Simon Says Stamp cardkit. Inkylicious Ink Dusters, MISTI.


Thank you for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Little Tangles, Challenge 78 Rainbow





Hi!

Here's my first Little Tangles entry. Had to join the rainbow challenge, I love rainbows! :D


I used the Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints stamp set.
First I cut out small circles and heat embossed flowers on them. I then painted them "sloppy watercolor style" (LOL ) using Twinkling H2O's. I also stamped leaves, and fuzzy cut them.

The rainbow panel is made with distress inks and Ink Dusters, and then I sprinkled some water on and let it dry.

The sentiment, one leaf, and 2 of the flowers are mounted on 3D foam tape.


Supplies:Stamps: Neat and Tangled Scandinavian Prints.
Other: Distress inks, Ink Dusters, dies from MFT and Spellbinders, 3D Foam tape, Green Apple and Evergreen Simon Says Stamp ink, Versamark and Versafine ink, Clear embossing powder, and my MISTI.


Thank you for visiting my blog!
Have a nice day! :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, For a special lady/ girl



4 blogposts in one day, that must be some kind of record for me!


Supplies: 
Stamp: Penny Black Uplifting Occasion, and sentiment from Poppydesign/ Panduro. (It says Dear Mum, I love you so much!)
Other: Simon Says Stamp cardstock, Perfect Coloring Paper, Doodlebug glitter Sprinkles, and a die from My Favorite Things.

I coloured the cute cat with these Copics:





Visits and comments are much appreciated, thank you!

Have a wonderful day! :)

CAS flowers




Hi!
Here's two more CAS cards. This time with flowers from Neat and Tangled.
Til verdens beste venn means "For the best friend in the world".

The MISTI was essential in making these cards! :)


Supplies: 

Stamps: Scandinavian Prints by Neat and Tangled, and "Til verdens beste venn" from Norsk Stempelblad.
Inks: Simon Says Stamp: Rosie Cheeks and Green Apple. Hero Arts: Butter Bar, Soft Pool, Orange Soda and Charcoal.
Other: Die from My Favorite Things, green cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, and white cardstock from Neenah. And of course, my MISTI.



Have a nice day! :)

Simon Says, Tag you're it challenge



Hi! :)

Here's my entry to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Tag You're It!


Supplies:

Stamps: My Favorite Things Bold Blooms and Wood Plank background. Gratulerer from Norsk Stempelblad.
Dies: My Favorite Things Bold Blooms Die-Namics and Stitched Traditional tag STAX.
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Doll pink, and Neenah.
Inks: Hero Arts: Orange Soda, Bubble Gum and Butter Bar. Ranger Dye ink: Lilypad, Electric Lime and Grape Soda. I've also used Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black.
Other: MISTI and BigShot.

Quick MISTI trick for narrow stamps. (I LOVE my MISTI! )

Hi!

Just wanted to share this quick tip. :)

Very narrow stamps, like flower stems, balloon strings etc. can be a bit tricky. If you position them on the paper, the stamps will fall over, and you can't just pick it up with the MISTI lid. Trying to find the perfect position for the stamp by moving it around until it's in the right place can take a little time. But with this trick, it's super easy to place the stamp in the perfect position.




1. Thin stamps fall over to the side, so it's hard to pick it up with the MISTI lid.






2. Put the stamp aside for a few seconds.
Close the MISTI and place a post it note on the outside of the lid, in the exact spot you want your
stamp. Make sure you place the top of your post it where you want the top of the stamp.







3. Open the MISTI. Align your stamp with the post it. Easy peasy!




5 & 6. Ink up your stamp, and be amazed by your creation! ;)







The stamps are from the Scandinavian Prints stamp set, by Neat and Tangled.
(The cards I made is coming soon. :) )

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunny birthday card for a child




A birthday card probably best suited for a very young child. :)

Christmas stamps for a summer themed birthday card, because why not? :P
(Also because I had all of these things lying on my desk, not knowing what to do with them... Lol! )


Supplies:

My Favorite Things: Cloud Cover-Up, Blueprints 13 (Cut in half with another die, to make the hills.)
Avery Elle: Kitsch Christmas stamps and dies.
Lawn Fawn: Spring Showers.
Simon Says Stamp: Stitched Slopes & Hills, white, green and blue cardstock.
Other: Copic Sketch markers, MISTI, enamel hearts from MME, and Gratulerer med dagen from Norsk Stempelblad.

Dear Mom




Yet another CAS card. Almost a one layer card. ;)

I think this stamped image is so beautiful, I didn't want to add anything else, except a small sentiment that says Dear Mom in Norwegian.


I've stamped the image with Versamark, and embossed with clear embossing powder, and coloured it with my Copic Sketch markers. I'm not sure if this will harm my markers, but I couldn't see anything happening to the embossed lines, or the markers, so I took the chance. (I've heard that clear embossing powder is fine, but coloured will "melt" and ruin the marker. Not sure if that's true.)

Supplies: 

Stamps: Mother & Child, from Whiff Of Joy, and Kjære mamma from Norsk Stempelblad.
Cardstock: White cardstock from Simon Says Stamp, and Desert Storm from Neenah.
Other: Versamark ink, clear detail embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp, Blueprints 13 from My Favorite Things, Copic Sketch markers, and my MISTI.


Have a nice day! :)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

CAS cards



Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp: Heart of Flowers die and cardstock.
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 13 & 20
Norsk Stempelblad: Sentiment stamp (Happy birthday in norwegian.)
Other: MISTI, Versafine Onyx Black, 3D foam tape from Best Creation, and enamel dots from Doodlebug.















Supplies:

Paper: X-Press It blending card, and cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. Glitter cardstock from Flying Tiger Copenhagen.
Dies: Blueprints 13 & 20 from My Favorite Things.
Stamps: Eat Cake & Celebrate, from Concord & 9th.
Ink: MFT Hybrid ink, and Versafine Onyx Black.
Other: MISTI and Copic Sketch markers.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

TGF Mermaid




Hi!

I've had this lovely digistamp from The Greeting Farm for a while, and finally I printed her out and tried to colour her. I also made a simple background with my Copics, and some circle stamps and white pigment ink. Not sure if I'm happy with it. :/ I liked the way the mermaid turned out, not so much the rest of the card. If I add anything else than a clean, white background, I suddenly feel like I have to add more and more embellishment, or else it feels like something is missing... I don't know. I think I prefer very clean & simple! :P This card feels like it got lost somewhere between clean & simple, and a "non CAS".


Anyway, here's a close up of the sparkly mermaid. :) (Her face doesn't look that splotchy IRL.)






Supplies:

Stamps: Mermaid digistamp from The Greeting Farm, Lots of dots from Simon Says Stamp, and a sentiment from Else Irene Meling.
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp white cardstock, and Perfect Colouring Paper by Holtz.
Other: Copic Sketch markers, white gel pen by Sakura, pearls, Versafine Onyx Black, and Stickles. I also used a die from My Favorite Things, and my MISTI.



Thank you for stopping by! :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hipp hipp hurra!





Simple birthday card for a little girl. :)

Supplies:

My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX, Mini Hearts Background and banner from Blueprints 13.
Simon Says Stamp: Cardstock, and the bow from Nutty Over You stamp set.
Inks: Versafine onyx black, and Versamark.
Other: Birthday girl freebie digistamp from Simple Cards & Papercraft 127. Doodlebug enamel dots with glitter. Perfect Colouring paper. White Bazzill canvas. Hipp hipp hurra stamp from Norsk Stempelblad. White gel pen from Sakura. Foam tape from Best Creation Inc. And my MISTI.

Copics:



Thank you for stopping by,
have a nice week!  :)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Young At Heart


Hello! 
I finally managed to get this card together, for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 

It's been a long time since I made something "artsy", but it was fun.

Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp:
Dies: Sunshine, Hello, Circle Loops and Mini Hearts Outline. I also used the Swirls and dots stencil, and black cardstock.
Ranger: Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Blending tools. Transparent matte Texture Paste and Multi Medium Matte. Dina Wakley Gesso.
Norsk Stempelblad: The lady stamp. (I don't remember what stamp set she's from, it's an old one.)
Other: Versafine Onyx Black ink and MFT Hybrid ink. Canson XL Mix Media paper, and Bazzill cardstock. Copic Sketch markers. Best Creation foam tape.


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day!
Ruth :)



Friday, January 27, 2017

Simon Says: Spread your wings (Monday Challenge)






Hi!

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spread Your Wings.

Gratulerer med dagen is Happy birthday in norwegian.


Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp: Leanna Butterfly die.
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 20, Petal Circles stencil.
Inks: Distress ink and Versafine.
Other: Neenah cardstock, cardbase from Simon Says Stamp, a norwegian sentiment stamp from Papirloftet, and unknown pearls. I've also used blending tools, and my lovely MISTI. :)


Have a nice day!
Ruth :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Simon Says: Chill Out

Hi! :)

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Chill Out.



In chilly weather, a nice cup of warm coffee sure helps! :)




Stamps:
Sunny Studio: Mug Hugs.
Simon Says Stamp: Cute Snowflakes, and Nutty Over You.

Inks:
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue and Dark Chocolate, ColorBox Frost White, Versamark watermark ink, and Memento Rich Cocoa.

Papers:
Perfect Colouring Paper, Simon Says cardstock, and sparkly silver paper from Flying Tiger Denmark.

Dies:
Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs die set.
Simon Says Stamp: Wavy Scallop Stitches.
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 20.

Other:
White embossing powder, Copic Sketch markers, MISTI.


Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice week! :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Flippin' awesome

My first card of 2017, hoping there will be many more!




I've used the Recipe for Happiness stamp set, and the Gingham background stamp,
both from My Favorite Things.

I have also used MFT Blueprints 20 and the Pierced Rectangles STAX.

Other supplies: Papirdesign enamel dots, black MFT hybrid ink, Simon Says Stamp ink & cardstock, distress ink, Neenah paper, Copics, and my Mini MISTI.


I'm entering these challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 314.
Simon Says: Start Afresh
(First time I've used the Recipe for Happiness stamp set, the Dark Chocolate Simon Says ink, and the Gingham background stamp. :-) )


Thank you for stopping by, and have a nice day! :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Life is better in flip flops





Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Use patterned paper.

I used stamps and papers from the August 2015 Simon Says Stamp card kit.
The papers are from Simple Stories. I also used some Doodlebug glitter sprinkles, and the C.C. Designs die set Say Cheese.

I'ts my first shaker card. And of course most of the sequins stuck to the edges of the frame...! :P

I used a clear wink of stella glitter pen to add some sparkle to the letters.




Thanks for stopping by!
Have a nice day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbows & Unicorns

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Animal Magic. :)



Stamps: The Greeting Farm Magical Friends stamp set.
Dies: Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 and 13.

I've also used Distress ink and Copic Brush markers.

Have a nice day! :)