Archive for October, 2009

I made my first card for the fabulous Norwegian challenge blog Sukkersött. Their design team is enormously talented and I’ve been inspired by them for a long time, but this is the first time I’m actually entering a card.

Here’s this Friday’s sketch:


I made a Welcome To The World card for a friend’s newborn baby girl.


I used a lot of Distress inks (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw) to create the background and then I sprayed a generous amount of Glimmer mist in copper on top of that.  The patterned papers from 7 Gypsies  are distressed and inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink. The corner stamp from Prima is stamped with Versacolor in Onyx Black. The sentiment is computer generated and the image is downloaded from the Internet.


The heart is cut out using a template and inked using distress inks in Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.


I made the back side of the card very simple. The stamp around the text is Prima and the patterned paper is the same as on the cardfront, from 7 Gypsies.


papers: 7 gypsies, bazzill

stamps: Prima, unknown alphabet stamp set

inks: Distress inks, Versacolor

other: Mini Mister, nestabilities, cuttlebug, edge distresser, metal heart from Stamperia, lace from stash.

Thanks for looking!



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Saturday was World Cardmaking Day and I managed to get two cards done for challenges on the Splitcoast Stampers. For the first one I used this week’s sketch on the Midnight Madness blog.


The challenge on Splitcoast was to use a quote on the card. Here’s what I made.


Papers: Bazzill and Stamperia

Inks: Distress (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen), Versacolor (Onyx Black)

Stamp: Prima corner stamp

Other: Edge scraper, reprint brads, lace from stash, computer generated quote.

The second card I made was for the challenge called Gratitude, Chocolate and a sketch, in other words to use the sketch provided and use chocolate colour and make it a thank you card. As if I needed another one. Sigh.hre’s the card I made.


Papers: Bazzill cs

Inks: Distress  (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo), Versacolor (Onyx Black)

Stamps: freebie fairy stamp with a magazine (unknown brand), Reprint sentiment stamp

Other: prima flower, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities.

It was lots of fun to play along these challenges and I would have maybe done more except the time difference made it a little difficult.

Thanks for looking!


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