Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Watercolors; 10 min San Fransisco sketch

It's Sunday and I'm here to share another watercolor with you:



I'm back to practising "loosing" up and here's an exercise I set myself - a timer ticking and my painting should be done within 10 minutes - it's good because it helps you not think too much about (unimportant maybe) details.

If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors/

 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected some true favorites)

Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Karin

Friday, November 21, 2014

LOTV Christmas/ Snow card!

This card was created for the Christmas challenge at Lily of the Valley. I absolutely adore this image!
 
 
I'm also entering it for the snow challenge at Kreativ Scrapping, the Blue and White Winter challenge at TreL and the Christmas challenges at Card and Scrap and Papirdockkene
 
Have a great day, hugs, Karin 
 

Tag You're it challenge # 11

Hi everyone!!!
I'm here to introduce challenge # 11 at Tag - You're it ! This time we are inspired by this amazing tagcard by super talented Maureen Merritt. This is my take;







I am also excited to be participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted by my friend and teamie Tracey over at In My Creative Opinion! The Tag You're it team is playing along today with takes on the latest Tag You're it tag so I made a second one (-: ! You've probably already Heard of this hop, but if not, be sure to head over to Tracey's blog to see the previous days and follow along throughout the rest of this month for TONS of holiday tag inspiration!
Leave a comment here for a chance to win and head over to In My Creative Opinion for more information and more opportunities to WIN!

There are awesome prices from these fantastic companies;

• Reverse Confetti
• Clearly Besotted
• CAS-ual Fridays
• Neat and Tangled
• Paper Smooches
• Lawn Fawn

Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin


I used stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn

For wonderful inspiration from my teamies and all the info you need to play along ; www.tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Karin

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WMS - Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

Hi Everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 I'm here to show you a Christmas card that I'm sharing on the WMS TEAM TALK blog today. I used a WMS set called Opera Tags Christmas ans stamed it on White cardstock using Rangers Distress Ink; Faded Jeans and then cut it out. The bg panel is embossed with sizzix -- embossing folder.
I'm entering this for the Blue and White winter challenge at TreL.no 
 
Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sew Cute!





I'm entering this card for the  Anything goes challenge at PaperSmooches SPARKS and the Pin Cushion challenge at Curtain Call
I'm also entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Simply Christmas Challenge at Stamping Sensations

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lawnscaping # 94 Count me in...

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to make a card and use numbers somewhere on project, ( Birthday, anniversary, whatever).
This is my sample;








For my card I used stamps from this wonderful Lawn Fawn set; Critters Down Under

Our fabulous sponsor this week is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stamp set of your choice YEAH!!!



Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!

Have a great day, Hugs, Karin

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Watercolors; Flowers

It's Sunday and I'm here to share some watercolors with you: Flowers isn't something I'm especially fond of or interested in and therefore haven't really painted a lot  before but I've grown quite fascinated with them - But because I'm quite new to painting florals I need to work a lot on loosening up. But here's a start at least :


If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors/

 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected som favorites)

Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Karin

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy Heart Unity Stamps




Hi!

Today I'm playing along with the color challenge at Unity Stamps;



Wishing you a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin


There's no one like you!




This is the inspiration photo for thei week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, and of course I had to play along this week too (-:


I used their feathers dies and the sentiment is from the set Enchnted Elves.

Have a great Saturday, hugs, Karin





Friday, November 14, 2014

Pajama Party at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Hi!

I'm here to invite you to our monthly Pajama Party at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps. It is super easy and fun to party ; You have sveral different challenges to inspire you!  If you haven't seen them already Pop over to check them out right away! When you have your project ready upload it to the WMS blog before  the 15th at 11.45 pm Central European Time = 5.45 am the 16th EST.












I am sharing a take on the bedtime sketch and for my card I used : 

Make sure to check out what my super talented teamies created with the Candy Jar Christmas set - You'll find them as entries to the last of the three challenges or by clicking their names in the DT list.

BUT please note - You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, but of course it will make us especially happy if you do! The prize is beyond awesome:
There will be one overall winner chosen at random from all challenge entries. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

BUT- if the winning entry uses Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!  For more detailed info and rules visit;






Hope to see you at the party! 
Hugs, Karin

Warmest Wishes; White Out and Inspiration Journal

Hi Everyone!



I made it inspired by the challenge at Hero Arts called White out  and used some Hero Arts products I absolutely LOOOVE (see my suply list below);

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Also I want  to invite you to come and play along in another fun challenge; The Holidays challenge at the Inspiration Journal ! From all the submissions at Inspiration Journal a random winner will be chosen and awarded $50 Emporium Dollars.  Woohoo!!! They sell lots of great Hero Arts goodies (at 10% off too if you use my code (-: )
Remember, you may enter as many times as you wish to improve your chances so share, share, share! We can’t wait to see what you are creating.

Before you start making something awesome be sure to pop over to the Inspiration Journal blog to check out what my super talented teamies have created to inspire you! There are always lots of fun, beautiful and amazingly inspiring projects.

When you are done, link up your Project at the Inspiration Journal blog and perhaps also at Hero Arts (-: .

The ADORABLE Hero Arts Japaneese doll and most of the other supplies I used for this card can be found at ;  Inspiration Emporium.

Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% if you go shopping.


For this card I used:
Patterned Paper; My Mind's Eye
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities    Lawn Fawn   stitched rectangles
Stamps:    Hero Arts Clear Japaneese Garden Hero Arts Cling
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black  Hero Arts
Embossing folder; Hero Arts
Tools; Rangers Inkblenders
Paints or markers; Winsor Newton water colors
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools

I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!





Wishing you a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Fawny Holiday Week!





 All week long Lawn Fawn is hosting a holiday party on their blog! It is a week full of holiday inspiration; projects, videos and giveaways and I'm so excited to be part of it !!!! Yesterday I shared a card and video where I used the wax resist techniqe - a technique I often use with my ordinary watercolors and today I have a shaker card; 






For both cards I've used Lawn Fawn's adorable Snowday stamp and dies sets. I absolutely LOVE them!

I was inspired by some fun challenges;
- the Christmassy color challenge at Make the day special. and cool colors at Loves rubberstamps. 
and the Simply Christmas Challenge at Stamping Sensations
the four leg challenge at Papertake weekly.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Have a very Fawny Holiday week with Lawn Fawn - New video tutorial!








On the Lawn Fawn Blog today we are sharing a lot of inspiring Projects and this is my card!

I used the wonderful stamps and dies from Snow Day and created a snowy tree scene. I also made a Little video of how to create snow on the tree using an ordinary Candle.Watch it here below or on Lawn Fawn's video channel.

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I am so grateful to Kelly Marie who helped me out when the voiceover on Moviemaker refused to cooperate with me (-;  

All of the supplies I used for this card can be found at ;  Inspiration Emporium.
Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .


Paper:  Lawn Fawn  
Dies:   Lawn Fawn    ( stitched rectangles, stitched snowflakes and stitched banners)
Stamps:
Lawn  Fawn 
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black
Tools; Cuttlebug diecutting machine
Paints or markers; Winsor Newton water colors 
EmbelliesPearls Kaiser Kraft 
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools


I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!





Have a great day, hugs, Karin


Season's Greetings ; Hero Arts

 
Today's card is for the challenge at Hero Arts; White out


I used some of my favorite Hero Arts Products; Holiday Dolls, Swirl embossing folder, Greetings for the Holidays and Newspaper Bg woodblock stamp, Hero Arts glitter. 


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Have a great day, hugs, Karin
 

Warmest Wishes : Hero Arts

Today's card is for the challenge at Hero Arts; Anything Goes





This time I played with the cute Holiday Dolls and Dot flower bg. Sentiment and tree also from Hero Arts.


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Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, November 10, 2014

Squirrelfest!

Hi!

One of my absolute favorite designers, Emily Leiphart has a super fun challenge called Squirrelfest and of course I wanted to play along:

If you too want to play, or if you just want to be inspired (If you don't already know - Emiliy is super talented and always comes up with the most clever designs!) pop over to her blog ; Art from the Heart



This squirrel is another of Torico's cute stamps - I just love her art!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Watercolors: West Coast Archipelago

It's Sunday and I'm here to share another watercolor with you: This time I'm back to my "comfort zone" Swedish West Coast lanscape/archipelago scenes; I just love the different colors there are not only on the tress this time of year,  but also the ones you discover when you look at out beautiful rocks, never just plain grey, but lots of reds, yellows, blues and greens too (-:



If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors/

 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected som favorites)

Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Karin

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snow Day - My Favorite Things Color Palette




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Hi everyone!
Today I'm playing along with the new color palette challenge at My Favorite Things. I used their adorable Pure Innocence stamp called Snow Day.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Karin