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Blog candy!

I found this neat blog with lots of inspiration for using the Cuttlebug. What’s also cool is that Sonia is offering a really cool collection of stuff for one lucky winner. So hop on over and take a look! The candy ends on September 30th!

Oh, and through her blog I also found a really nice sketch challenge blog that I think I may have to whip up a card for! As if the day has enough hours for everything I need to do, much less stuff I want to do… 😀

Baby Agata

My sister-in-law had a new baby girl in May and I made a card to welcome the little one, but unfortunately the card got lost in the mail. Here is the new card I made for her.

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Here’s a close-up of the flowers and the image. The heart is stamped with watermark and then heat embossed with clear powder. It is then inked with Milled Lavender Distress ink.

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Here is the inside of the card.

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A close-up of the tag. It is an image transfer I made quite some time ago, using a printed image and then transferred with Mod Podge onto the tag for a shabby distressed look. The tag is then inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and heat embossedwith clear powder.

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The back of the card

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Recipe:

Papers: Cardstock and Prima paper

Stamps: Panduro and Prima

Inks: Distress Inks, Versamark

Other: Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, flowers from stash, clear embossing powder.

Thank you for looking!

Another Christmas card

The challenge on the Just Magnolia blog is distressing this week, so how could I resist entering? 🙂 It is my first time joining in this challenge, but I’m sure it won’t be my last! I used this week’s gorgeous sketch on the Truly Scrumptious blog.

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This photo doesn’t show it but the snow flake (a Nestie die) has a coat of Crackle Accent on the Broken China distress ink and it looks really cool IRL. The image is coloured with Distress Inks.

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There is a lot of distressing, all papers are inked and scraped for a worn look.

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Recipe:

papers –  unknown cardstock and Basic Grey’s Figgy Pudding patterned paper

stamps – Magnolia, Reprint (sentiment), Prima (frame around the text on the back of the card)

Inks – Distress inks (Broken China, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood), Versafine (Black) and Versamark embossing pad

Other – Nestabilities (Snowflake die, Labels 1), Cuttlebug, Crackle Accent, lace from stash, half pearl, clear embossing powder.

Thanks so much for looking.

Ciao tutti!

Candy alert

I am so happy! The Basic Grey challenge blog is back in business after a super long break. And they offer candy! Hop on over to check it out.

Friday Sketchers # 62

Some days I feel like this non-stop heat will be the death of me. But I also know that once summer is over I’ll be complaining about the cold, rain and wind, so there’s no pleasing me, is there? 😉

Despite the mind-numbing temps we’ve been having I managed to find it within myself to make a Christmas card. Crazy, isn’t it? I mean, it’s JULY. But Novmber will be here sooner than we’d like to think and I just don’t want to panic like I did last year.

So.

Friday Sketchers had a wonderful sketch and I just had have a go at it.

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Stamps: Stämpelboden (reindeer), HOTP (text)

Papers: Basic Grey Wassail, Bazzill

Brads: HOTP

Ink: Distress inks

Other: Spellbinders Snowflake die, Cuttlebug.

We’re having wonderful summer weather and it makes it hard to get much done, but I have managed to make a few things.

I turned these photos into sepia for a more vintage look and used sketch # 57 on Creative Scrappers for the design. The papers areBasic Grey and Cosmo Cricket. Stamps are from Prima, Making Memories and Stamperia. There is a coat of white acrylic paint and then Distress Crackle Paint in Aged Mahogany on the cardboard hearts. The lace is from my stash and I have hand stitched around the edges.

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Here is a closer view of my hearts.

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My husband’s nephew had a birthday yesterday and with him being a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan (something I totally have in common with him…) I thought he’d enjoy a themed card. So I spent some time on the Internet (as if I don’t do that enough as it is!) looking for images to print.

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I have also used a frame from Kristine on all the images. The sentiment tag says Happy Birthday in Elvish (yes, I’m also terribly geeky…)  and it can be liftet up for an English version.

2009_07_13_4941_editedOn the inside I’ve printed a map of Middle Earth and distressed it a lot. For the greeting spot I’ve used Nestabilities Labels One.

2009_07_13_4940_editedThe back of the card.

Well, that’s what I had to show today. Thank you for stopping by. Any comments are greatly appreciated!

Minna

A quick card

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!

Thanks for stopping by!