Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paper Smooches February 2

Happy Valentine's Everyone!

I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's. I absolutely ADORE Kim's cute and fun stamps!




For this card I played with the fun:
Giddy Bugs
Comforting Hugs
Linked Hearts Die




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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:




Here's where you'll find some awesome Paper Smooches inspiration: PS BLOG



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SSS Ch513 Black/White + One Other Color Avery Elle

Hi Everyone!

I am here to introduce a new challenge at the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Black/White + One Other Color
The team is showcasing products from:  Avery Elle

And this is my take:



http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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My-Favorite-Things-BLACK-AND-WHITE-STRIPES
SSS Black ink for use with markers
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
 (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive
Tombow Tape dispenser
Glue Dots


Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 50 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!



Hope to see you there!







You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 

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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Paper Smooches - FEBRUARY 2019 Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!!!!

I am so super excited because it is time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live. 




I am in LOVE with this new stampset called So Fairy Cute !!!
To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $25. gift code to use at the PS online store. 


Here are the details:
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  


Ways to increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don't already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter - https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Thanks so very much for joining us.  


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Exciting News!!!!

Kim is designing again and this is so exciting! Know you will LOVE her new release! Cone back on the 12th for the blog hop!!!

Hugs, Karin

Sunday Watercolor: Goldfish

Hi Everyone!

It is Sunday and time for Sunday watercolor. Today I'm sharing a goldfish painting. 






I use  Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors and Winsor and Newton's professional colors with the best lightfastness. The paper I use is 100%cotton  140lb 300 grams Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin



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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Sunny Studio's Monkeys

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to be colaborating with Sunny Studio this month and am here today to share some cards I've made with their wonderful Spring Release. Focus today is on the adorable LOVE-MONKEY set.



For the first card I  simply stamped and diecut the LOVE-MONKEY
LOVE-MONKEY-Dies and then created a sky bg before adding sentiment and flowers.






I am in love with the beautiful FRILLY-FRAMES-POLKA-DOTS-Dies 
and used it here to make a romantic frame for my LOVE-MONKEY window card. All my images are colored with copic markers.





Inspired by Jennifer McGuire's post about tunnel cards HERE I created this dimensional Valentine's card. LOVE the surprise element of these type of cards and the sweet LOVE-MONKEYs are just perfect for it!!!!



You can read more about my cards on the Sunny blog HERE
Buy your Sunny goodies from Simon Says Stamp

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Simon-Says-Stamp-Premium-Ink-Pad-INTENSE-BLACK-ink
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock (120 lb)
Jet Black Archival ink
Scotch foam adhesive
Tombow Tape dispenser
Glue Dots


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search?currency=USD&q=sunny+studio


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
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Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Friday, February 8, 2019

Spellbinders Shadow box as Photoframe + flower tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be here today to share two projects I’ve made with the absolutely AMAZING Shadow Box Collection by Becca Feeken. It is a dream to work with -so many possibilities.













When I put together my first box I thought that it would make a beautiful photoframe and since the daughter one of my friends in the US (I’m in Sweden) is soon turning one I thought this could make a beautiful but light (good for shippingcosts (-: ) gift to send across the pond!



The actual frame is easy to cut and put together so instead of doing a tutorial about that I’m sharing how I created the flowers for the frame and the coordinating card.


Instructions:
Step1


Diecut two of each flower Cinch and Go IV  from watercolor paper. I use Canson’s Montval paper which is 200grms/100 lb which can take a bit of abuse but is not too heavy to squeeze and shape when wet.




Step 2

Ink them with distress ink. I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and then hold them together with a mini brad. Use a white or one the same color as your flower so you can keep it in place even if you want to add some other decoration to the center of the flower afterwards.


Step 3



Then soak your flower in hot water 1-2 min is enough. Some, oir rather a lot of the ink will come off since it is water soulablebut enough will remain to give your flower a beautiful color.

Step 4 


 

When it is wet you should be able to take it up and squeeze it together like in the picture above. If it feels too hard put it back in the water and let it soak us some more before squezing it out agan. Then unfold the petals and shape the flower as you want it. Let it dry and  then add your center decoration. I used some selfadhesive pearls.
The leaves are inked with Peeled Paint and Forest moss Distress ink and folded along the center score to givet hem some shape.


When the flower was dry I added a perl to the center. I then decorated my frame with the wonderful  Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame. I adhered the flower and leaves using gluedots.
The co ordinating card is made the same way.

Spellbinders supplies
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Shapeabilities Cinch and Go IV
Shapeabilities Layered Friends Forever Café Scene
Layered Thinking of You Woodland Scene
Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame
Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame 
 Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame

Other supplies
Sentiment Stamp from Spellbinders January Card kit
Non Spellbinders supplies :

Canson’s Montval watercolor paper
Tombow adhesive tape
Pearls
Archival Jet black ink
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Early Bird
Rangers Distress ink
Glue dots


For more of my projects please follow me on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/  
You can read more about the Shadowbox collection HERE

Please come back soon because I have a couple of more Shadow box projects that I’m excited to share with you here!

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I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
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Have a great day, hugs, Karin