Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Do you also want to win some fabulous HERO ARTS stamps?

 Silly question - of course you do !! (-: - so head right over to Lily Pad cards and become a member for a chance to win a GREAT collection of Hero Arts stamps.
(I was already a member!)
Have a great day, hugs Karin

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dreams and Wishes!

Here's my take on the beautiful blog hop picture from PTI and the rainbow challenge at Embellish Magazine.For my card I've used a lot of favorite PTI goodies;
Stamps: Up, Up and Away, Wonderfully Whimsical, Background Basics Gingham
Embossing plates; Sunshine and Vineyard
Dies: Spiral Notebook Page , Banner Borders

I'm also entering it at  A Passion for Papertrey (Earth, Air, Water) and for Cards "Bling" challenge.

Have a great Day and a great Hop, Hugs Karin

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge!

Today is the Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge! I just loved this fabulous sketch by the super talented Latisha Yoast 
and here's my take on it:
Now head over to Skipping stones blog so you can see what the SSD fabulous team made of this sketch - promise lots of GREAT inspiration + don't forget to enter the sketch challenge for a chance to win a fantastic prize!!!
This is the sweet fruit set I used for my card:

Have a great day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

4th of July /Americana Waltz!

Went to see my dear friend Cecilia at my favorite Scrapstore here in Gothenburg; CiLi in Papers yesterday and she gave me this really great 6x6 pad of  paper from BoBunny called Liberty - beautiful matching red, blue and white papers - What perfect timing - YEAH!!! - Got instant inspiration for the 4th of July /Americana Waltz at the Waltzing Mouse so I went home and made this card.(would have loved to say "whipped up" like some of my favorite bloggers do - but it wouldn't be true - this time either...)-: ! )
 For my card I used another of Tami Mayberry's fabulous sketches (which I flipped)  at CardPositioning System and I made sure I included; Shape, Ribbon and Sentiment for Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Have a great Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Card!

the inside
Here's a card forStamptacular Sunday  Mark's Finest Paper, Creative Inspirations and  the Kraft Journal that host Father's day card challenges this week, and for Simon says Stamp's bingo: shape, sentiment, ribbon) And since I'm using a Paper Smooches stamp (the super sweet doggie) I thought I'd show it there too for their guest designer search.
Stamps from Paper Smooches and Prickley Pears.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friends Always!

Scroll down for my Skipping Stones Design blog hop post or click HERE


Here's my take on this week's colors at the PlayDate Cafe and the sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.

Have a great Day!, hugs, Karin

Skipping Stone's Blog Hop - Dogs Vol 1 release

Welcome to Sketch Challenge 80 and the release of Dogs Vol 1! If you just came from Ann's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by at my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design. The entire hop order is there (and below here) and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.
Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers' blogs. The super talented Latisha Yoast will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the awesome sketch we're using in today's hop (see below)!

For this card I used stamps from Dogs, Volume1 and Argyle Swirls.

Now head over to Tamera's blog for some more Skipping Stones Design inspiration!

Here's the hop list:
Latisha Yoast
Ann Kranitz
Karin Akesdotter (That's me!)
Tamera Beaton

Friday, June 10, 2011

Case with Flowers, Dies, Pins and Pearls

Here's my entry for the Waltzing Mouse case challenge and Casual Friday's Tic tac Toe ( Gems, Dies and Flowers). I'm also entering this card at Cute Card Thursday where there is a random draw for cards with pins and pearls!
I cased THIS beautiful card by Mona Pendelton and used stamps from Teeny Trees and Vintage Labels 4.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cool Summer Card with waves!

WooHooo got my Snowmen stamps today - it's amazing how fast shipping is from Paper Smooches. I had this idea in my head for the challenges at CARDS, Wee Memorie's and of course for Paper Smooches and I hope I made the deadlines!.
Have a cool day!


Here is my take on the sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge from CR84FN31.
I used the stamps from Vintage labels 10 for the squares and the hugs sentiment is from Teeny Trees

Inspired by!

I was so happy to find that two blogs that I'm very inspired by, Lily Pad Cards and Virginia Lu's (Stamp Your Hero HeART Out ) , are hosting "Inspired by" Challenges so that I could use this as a reason to say thank you to one of my favorite designers; Joy Taylor - her cards are so beautiful and so inspiring - If you are not already - like me- a Hero Arts lover - you will be after seeing her cards! Thanks Joy! I'm also entering this at Hero Art's Wedding/Congrats challenge this month.

This is Joy's card I used as inspiration for my wedding card.
For my card I used the Hero Arts Antique Engravings set and the "Forever" is fron the old Hero Arts  F-set. Paper is Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather

Texture with Tissue Paper

For this week's Make it Monday at PTI Betsy Veldman showed us how to add texture with tissuepaper and here's my take on the challenge.
I used an ordinary photo, distressed with some PTI tea dye cham and stamp is from signature greetings.

Tuesday Trigger

Here's my take on the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World this week! And at Really Reasonable Ribbons it's Pink and Brown!

Have a Moxie Fab Day, Hugs Karin

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Unity Stamps - Anything but a Card!

Here's my "Anything but a Card" project for Unity Opportunity Stamps. I've used the set Totally Happy . for you to make this little giftbox.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Skipping Stone's Guest Designer!

Today I'm so happy and excited to tell you that I'll be guest designing for one of my favorite stamp companies this month; The Skipping Stones Design! Their stamps and their design team are FANTASTIC!!
Here's this week's fabulous sketch by their sketch artist this month;  Latisha Yoast   and my take on it.
Head right over to Skipping Stones Design Blog to see the beautiful and inspiring cards the design team has created and to enter their fun challenge! Great prizes to win!!!!

For my card I used the Dandelion Dreams set!

Have a great day, hugs Karin

Let's Play Dad!

Here's my entry for Paper Smooche's Guest Designer Competition. I've paper pieced the background using some October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers for Clear it Out and the super cute little dog is colored using WN pencils.
It will be my son's card for his Dad on Father's Day so I'm also entering it at Simon Says Stamp Challenge and at Wee Memories it is; Anything goes. 2 of last month's entries: