Thursday, September 29, 2016

Use your pow(d)er!

Hi Everyone!

I have two cards I wanted to share with you today. The first one is one that was published a while back that I haven't shared here yet and the second is one I made for the Simon Says stamp Monday Challenge which is to use embossing powders.


I will also enter the second one for Bastel Traum's Danke/Thanks challenge and Createalicious "Anything goes" challenge.
Papirdesign: Stempel





And at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it is "Anything Goes"



Have a wonderful day!

Karin

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hero Arts color-layering-Cardinal





I used the color-layering-Cardinal from Hero Arts - so fun to stamp! I'm entering it for the SSS Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Stamping and It is also for the challenge at A blog named Hero which is : Texture (I used embossing paste)

Have a great week! Hugs, Karin

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Season's greeting - B/W with pop of color




Here's a card I made for the fun challenge at Copic Marker Sweden where the challenge is to make a B/W card with a pop of one color.  This is my take! Lots of texture on this one too so I can enter it for A Blog Named Hero's texture Challenge!
I'm sharing this at Keep on Creating

Have a great day!



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today I'm playing along with the fun Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Challenge:




It is also for:
 
 
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!


Sunday Watercolors: Travel memories - Namibia


The theme at WorldWatercolorGroup is Travel memories and my entry this week is a painting of a Namibian Elephant. I was there many years ago writing a report for SIDA on Women's crafting Projects and got to visit Etosha National Park.






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Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

You Rule!






I've been busy, and am playing with The Heart Desires Challenge # 4 with this Lawn Fawn card.
and : En liten butik: Rødt, blått og hvitt, North Star Stamps: Tekst som hovedmotiv,




Happy Saturday!

Hugs, Karin

Sending You Love - Hero Arts






I have returned to one of my favorite dies from Hero Arts - the the celebrate-tag-stamp-cut-by-lia and am playing along with Sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch the Anything goes challenge at Createalicious  - inspired by Sending You a Love Song - Jeffery Osborne.
I'm entering this for the challenge Word Art Wednesday which is Anything goes and at the SSS Wednesday Challenge it is Clean and Simple so I'm entering this there as well (-: !!!  Also I embossed my diecutting for A Blog named Hero's Texture challenge #HeroArts

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin









It's a good day!


It's a good day to be playing in the leaves (-: With this card I'm playing along with some fall challenges:


And Another card that also fits some of the challenges below;







Have a great day!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hero Arts Layering Stamps: Goldfish


The Challenge at Bastel traum is Thank You cards and at CASology it is FRAMES and at Papirdesign: it's all about the stamp -  this is my take. I used the super fun Goldfish layering set from Hero Arts for my card.



At Scrappegarasjen: the challenge is Less is more and it is a great card for a man too; Stamping Sensations - For the boys
And of course I have to enter the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; - music with inspiration from A Swedish song called - Jag går och fiskar (I'm going fishing) by Gyllene Tider, but since most of you won't know (except for Anna-Karin (-: ) that song I found a fun old  Dolly's song called Something Fishy in which her dh goes fishing and there's something fishy going on  (-;

Have a great day



Birthday Boy - Country Music

Inspired by Country Music and some challenges to make a card for a birthdayboy that was rustic and used earth colors I made this card;


Links to the challenges I'm entering:
Hjerteboden: Nature colors, Papirlosjen: Birthday
Hobbygarasjen: Rustic, Stamping Sensations - for the boys



Have a great day, hugs, Karin


L is for Love

Today I have a card for some Scandinavian challenges I wanted to play along in:




It has text in focus for: North Star Stamps
It is for a man: Nordsalten Hobbyklubb: Stamping Sensation
I used Earth colors Hjerteboden: 
It is rustic Hobbygarasjen:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The perfect gift - for your partner !

The new theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is called Gift It and I wanted to play along with this gift card card and was inspired by the picture of the blackboard at the heart desires  !




Since this is something I'll be giving to my DH I'm sharing thi with the Stamping Sensations Challenge called - One for the boys. too. At Createalicious and Word art Wednesday it is Anything goes.

Have a great day! Hugs!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge # 138 Geometric

Lawnscaping Challenge #
Hi Everyone!
I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a   Geometric   Challenge and here's my take:




For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Stampsets: HERE
Dies: HERE





Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stampset of your choice YEAH!!!

Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!








If you want to see more of my Lawn Fawn Projects you can follow my LF board on pinterest; https://se.pinterest.com/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Watercolors : travel Memories; The West Coast Archipelago


The theme at WorldWatercolorGroup is Travel memories and today I share a painting of  a place that  both I and tourists like to visit when they come to my hometown Gothenburg, Sweden. The archipelago:


 
 
 
I also have a card for the challenge at North Star Stamps where the challenge is text as main focus:
 


And it is quite masculine too for Nordsalten Hobbyklubb!
 

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Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

Friday, September 16, 2016

Post for Lawnscaping Challenges: Friends warm the heart!

Hi Everyone!
It's Karin here to share some inspiration for the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.





For this card I started out by stamping and coloring the sweet images from Into the woods with watercolorpencils. I then fuzzy cut them - I actually made two of each to create extra dimension. The trees are inked using distress ink and an inkblending tool. The trees and mushrooms are from the classic and awesome Critters in the forest set!

The Lawn Fawn supplies I used for my project:
Stamps; Into the woods and Critters in the forest
Paper; Sweater Weather



Pop over to the Lawnscaping challenge to be inspired by my talented teamies or play along in the latest challenge.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Watercolors: Travel Memories: Prague


The theme at WorldWatercolorGroup is Travel memories and my entry this week is a painting of  the beautiful street  Novy Svet  in Prague:







You can view more of my watercolors in my Watercolors Gallery or by following me on Instagram.

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I've got your back !

It is STAMPTEMBER at Simon Says Stamp and for the Monday challenge and the SSS Wednesday Challenge the theme is Stamping (with sss products if you have them!)


I used the super cool animals from the set Stacking Animals


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Watercolor spritz and velvet flowers!



Today I'm playing along with the Spatter challenge at Virginia's View and the watercolor spritz challenge at Happy Little Stampers:






It is also for the new challenge at A blog named Hero which is : Texture - the flowers are diecut from black self adhesive velvet.


 

Have a great day, hugs, Karin






Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MFT Etched florals - Watercoloring


Hello Everyone!

It is STAMPTEMBER at Simon Says Stamp and for the Monday challenge the theme is Stamping !
Since it is Anything goes at the SSS Wednesday Challenge I'm entering this there as well!!!




I heatembossed the etched floral bg from MFT with brown distress embossingpowder on watercolorpaper. I use Canson Montval 200gms which is good but very reasonably priced. I wouldn't use it for watercolor paintings, but for cardmaking it is perfect!
I then colored the flowers using a watercolor technique called layeringing which is when you first paint the flower one color and let it dry before adding another layer of the same color which creates a darker version of the same color. You then do this as many times as you need to get the dimension on the flower as you want.
I let it dry completely before I trimmed the panel. I then adhered it to a slightly larger creamcolored panel before attaching it to the cardbase with foam adhesive.




Have a great day, hugs, Karin



Monday, September 5, 2016

Hero Arts - Many Thanks




The theme at  A blog named Hero   this month is TEXTURE and for this card I used some dry embossing and my favorite die from Hero Arts - the celebrate-tag-stamp-cut-by-lia

The challenge at Bastel Traum is Diecutting so I'll be sharing this there too!!!

Since it is Anything goes at the SSS Wednesday Challenge I'm entering this there as well (-: !!!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin



Live in the Sunshine!

It is STAMPTEMBER at Simon Says Stamp and for the Monday challenge the theme is Stamping (with sss products if you have them!)


Since it is Anything goes at the SSS Wednesday Challenge I'm entering this there as well!!!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin




#sssmchallenge
#ssswchallenge

Watercolor: Rose

After three super busy weeks at work I was happy to get some time to paint yesterday! Here's the result :


Hope you too had a nice week-end!
Hugs, Karin

Lawnscaping Challenge # 137 Texture


Hi Everyone!

I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a   Texture   Challenge!!! It doesn't show very well in this picture, but I ran both the cardbase and the panel through my diecutting machine along with some burlap and the panel with a piece of washcloth.



For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Stampsets: HERE Hello Baby


Our GREAT sponsor for this challenge is Ellen Hutson!!! You can win a 25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!










If you want to see more of my Lawn Fawn Projects you can follow my LF board on pinterest; https://se.pinterest.com/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin