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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.

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

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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.

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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!

Minna

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We’re back from a week in Geneva, Switzerland and although it’s been a fantastic vacation, I have missed my scrap stuff. It is such a big part of almost each and every day for me. Of course the kids have taken turns running really high fevers since we got back, just to make it a little harder for me to have some therapy time at my scrap table (well, dining room table, but whatever)… 😉

I wanted to make a thank you card for our friends who put us up in Geneva and I also wanted to participate in the Thinking Inking classes held over at 2 Peas in a Bucket. So.

Here’s what I made.

2009_07_02_4467 copyI inked the cardstock with Dried Marigold (distress ink) then placed some punched flowers in the bottom and inked over the whole thing with Broken China ink. I then took some Perfect Pearls powder and water on a brus and flicked it over. I attached the flower, made the leaves, stamped the sentiment and that’s it. Easy and quick and I think it turned out kind of nice. A bit darker than I planned, but whatever.

Oh, the frame around the photo? Downloaded for free from the awesome Kristine from her blog where she also has some Photoshop tutorials that are fabulous! And her cards? Stunning. Check it out for yourself!

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Here are a few cards that I made in May, but forgot to show here.

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I had help with this first one. My son, Oliver (3.5 yo), wanted to make a card for his grandma who is recovering from a complicated knee surgery. He proceeded to punch out the hearts and flowers, paint them with acrylic paints and glue them to the panel that I had prepared for him. Isn’t that just amazing, considering his age? Maybe I’m biased, but I do think I might have a future crafter in him… 🙂 He has so much fun doing crafty things and loves watching me do them too. It’s adorable.

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The image on this one is a stamp from Stämpelboden. I’ve coloured it with Distress inks, which I’m still learning how to do, so obviously the result is such as it is. I’ve used an embossing folder on the base card and inked over it with distress inks to bring out the pattern more.

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I liked how the embossed pattern looked on the inside of the card, so I didn’t cover it up when I decorated it.

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The backside is very simple. The stamp around the text is from Prima. I have a love thing for Prima’s stamps. 🙂

The last card I have to show today was for my husband’s brand new niece. Unfortunately it seems to have gotten lost in the mail so they never received it. Very disappointing, obviously.

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It’s another z-card, which I learned from SaSsa’s blog (link is in a post below). The teddybear is coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen.

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The tag has a poem about babies written on it. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey. The stamped frame is from Prima, of course. 😉

Now I need to figure out if I’ll make another similar card for the baby or something totally different. I really do want to make another card though, as having a new baby is such an important event and I want her to one day know how happy we were welcome her to the family. And I am dying to see her! We are going to visit them in Poland in August if everything works out as we plan.

Thanks for looking!

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I have been crazy busy working on some scrapbook projects. I will post pictures s soon as I finish them, but in the meanwhile here’s a card.

I wanted to give a friend of mine a thank you card and I realized my stash of cards is pitiful. I really need to start stocking up on cards so I always have a few handy. Anyway, I didn’t mind too much, this gal deserved to have a card made especially for her. 🙂

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I am waiting for some new Magnolia stamps to arrive, but even when I get my hands on them I don’t think I’ll cast aside Tilda with her cupcake, she’s just too damn cute! She is coloured with distress inks and I hope that all my practicing is paying off… lol

There’s also some Liquid Pearls, Stickles, chalks (oh my, haven’t used those in ages!) Primas and lace. The sentiment is from Reprint and the background text is a Swedish stamp called letter from Toscana, but I forget who made it.

Ok, off to work on my scrapbook project. Thanks for visiting!

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What a lovely sketch they had this week over on Splitcoast! This card came together super fast and I’m pretty pleased with it too!

I was able to use all scraps for this card and I don’t know where the darker patterned paper is from, but the lighter one is Paper Salon. The cardstock is purple Bazzill. I’ve used Versacolor, Color Box and Ranger inks here.

I have no use for this card in mind, but I figured it could come in handy one day as I usually make my thank you-cards in Swedish and one never knows when I’ll need an English one. I really should start shopping around for some Italian sentiment stamps, but the few online stores I’ve checked out have a measley selection of stamps. If anyone knows where to find some, I’d really apppreciate it!

Thanks for looking!

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I am having so much fun with some new stamps I bought back in Sweden! The flourish is by Heindesign and I stamped it with Versacolor black ink. The corner stamp is from an older set by Panduro, but I am getting good use of it lately. Here I used Rangers distress ink in walnut stain. The sentiment stamp is from Kortstugan and is done with walnut stain. I’ve also distressed the edges of the image panel and inked them first with Color Box’s Prussian blue and then with walnut stain. The background paper behind the image panel is stamped with Letter from Tuscany stamp from Reprint using Rangers tea dye distress ink. The cardstock is Bazzill and the card measures 15×15 cm.

Yesterday while browsing the net (which I do too much of lately. Sigh.) I found this wonderful Swedish online store. Inky Wings Now, I know, I know – it’s in Swedish… But one can look at stamps in any language, no? 🙂 Just to balance this a little, here’s another online store that blew me away yesterday. 1001 scrap has an amazing selection of stamps! They also carry Magnolia stamps, which is making me drool. Last year I tried ordering Magnolia stamps directly from Magnolia’s site, but I never received my package. this sucked on many levels, but mainly because I had paid in advance and never got my money back, despite trying to contact the company by phone, email and snail mail. Later I heard on Swedish scrap/stamp forums that they are notoriously bad at delivering orders.
So, the prospect of ordering Magnolia stamps from somewhere else is making me downright giddy… Heh.

I just realized that I’m only posting cards here so far. I am working on a scrapbook layout for my baby girl’s album and will post it as soon as it’s finished.

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