Monday, October 31, 2011

Join the TSG231 challenge!

This week our TSG231 challenge is "Leaves" and here's my sample;

For my card I used stamps from Zoo-pendous!
To be eligible for the giveaway, create a NEW card or project with leaves, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced next Monday. The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store! + By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday.

For more info and inspiration from the other Trendsetters to help you get started - visit the TSG blog!

Have a great day! Hugs! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Time for a new, wonderful sketch at Waltzing Mouse Stamps challenge blog. If you haven't been already you should pop over there right away - the other Mischief Makers are sooo talented and so inspiring. And if you have time, check out the gallery HERE - the creations you'll find there are just jaw dropping fabulous!
Anyway, here's my take on the challenge this week.

I'm also entering this card for the texture challenge at Lily Pad cards (hoping that someone would like to reach out and touch my embossed bg or soft fleece flower (-: )  and the Ribbon Reel Challenge where you are challenged to use flowers and colors from this picture (below)  and also the "anything goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp challenge;

Have a wonderful week-end, hugs Karin

Friday, October 28, 2011

Flashback Friday!

Totally forgot to post this for the fun challenge Flashback Friday where we are to show off the first of something we've created and posted to our blog. This month's challenge is "First Tag" - and the first tag I've ever made is this one from last year's PTI november bloghop: HERE is a link to that post!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I pine for you!

Oh nooo - Yesterday I got my new Lawn Fawn stamps which was a big YIPPIEEE and I started right away to make this card for the PaperPiecing Challenge at Lawnscaping. Did not cross my mind to check the due date till this morning before I went off to work and saw that it's TONIGHT. Got home at 6pm, finished the card and by that time it was pitch black outside. Now I've been trying different lamps, different backgrounds, different everything but finally had to give up. This picture does not make the card justice, but it is the best of a 100 bad ones )-: Well, well...
I'll come back and change the picture on Saturday when I'm home during daylight! Hope someone will come and check it out then (-:
I'm also entering this card for the anything goes challenges at Simon Says stamp and the Kraft Journal
Have a great night, hugs Karin

Paper from Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye and PTI

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You are Unique!

This is the super fun picture to be inspired by at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:  and I couldn't help myself - I've already made two cards for that challenge. This is the second one.
At Wee Memories it is "Free for all" challenge this week and at Kraft Outlet it is "anything goes"! I used Nina's sketch (flipped upside down) at Lily Pad Cards as inspiration.

Hugs from Karin

Hang in There!

There's a super fun picture to be inspired by at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

And as always there is a fabulous picture at Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger - I picked up the colors and the wood theme this time.  At Wee Memories it is Free for all - and the sponsor is awesome (-:  - Annabelle stamps!!!

I used stamps from Hang Ups and Surf and Turf.
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Masculine Mini card!

This is a card I made to fit the Masculine Challenge at Young Crafters Unite, the mini card challenge at Unity Opportunity and the Free for All challenge at Wee Memories.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Time for WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge again and a chance to win a fabulous WMSset. WOOHOO - Did you see Claire's Christmas release last Saturday? Ifnot you have to go and check them out right away!
I got my new stamps yesterday and I'm so happy I don't have a lot of things planned for the week-end so I can play with "Santa's Coming to town" and "Nordic Winter".

For this sample I used stamps from Fancy Phrases and Li'l Buddies.
I'm also entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Nursery Rhymes;

Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
And he flicked it and it flew away.

Floppy ears and curly whiskers,
Floppy ears and curly whiskers,
Floppy ears and curly whiskers.
And he flicked it and it flew away
and for New Beginnings at Crafty Emma's and Lots of layers at Sweet Stamps and layer it up at Tip Top Tuesday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Holiday Madness

Yes, Holiday Madness is what it is starting to feel like here - not only have the shops been Holiday decorated already, but this is probably my 10 th Christmas Holiday card in just a week (-:
 It's just that Wee Memories - has the best prize ever - Lawn Fawn Stamps!!! so I'm trying to improve my chances there for their Holiday Madness theme (-: and at
Lily Pad cards it's " Use Bling"
at CAS-ual Fridays - Color your image

It is also for Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Nursery Rhymes:  "Christmas is coming"

For my card I've used:
Stamps from Hero Arts: Graph Background
Joy of the Christmas Season
Very Merry Christmas
Paper from Websters Pages

Friday's Child is Loving and Giving!

Yippie - it's Friday and this week's Friday is extra good - No teaching today because I'm invited to a PIM (computers and IT in school) gala with (hopefully) great lectures and great food!!!
I LOVE my students but somethimes it is nice to have a day off from teenagers (-:
This card is made to fit these challenges:
PlayDate Cafe - colors
Wee Memories - Holiday Madness
CAS-ual Fridays - Color your image

It is also for Simon Says Stamp - Nursery Rhyme Challenge:
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Have a wonderful week-end, hugs Karin

Say it in Pink, Green and Kraft

Time flies, time for a new challenge at Annabelle Stamps. This week the challenge is to use pink, green and kraft. Pop over there right away for all the details and for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
I used Annabelle's fabulous new stampsets, Ornamental Christmas and Gifted Swirls for my sample.

I'm entering this card for the Holiday Madness challenge at Wee Memories and Christmas with a sentiment at Aud's Sentiment.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Leaves!

This Card is made for my post at Cili in Papers, where Cicci wanted me to blog her new Cherry Lynn dies. Didn't take long to say yes (-: They are wonderful and get embossed right away too!!!
I used bg stamp (which is rubber) and sentiment from Hero Arts

It is also made to fit a few challenges:
Moxie Fab World: Textured to Perfection
Paper Sundaes; fall
The Artistic Stamper : Autumn Colors
Crafty Emma: Forever Autumn
Stampin for the week-end ; Colors of fall
Wags and wiskers; fall colors
Create ; Fall cards
Deep Ocean Challenge
City Crafter Challenge blog: Harvest Festival
Sweet Stamps: Lots of Layers
Tip Top Tuesday: Layer it up

Have a wonderful fall Thursday, hugs, Karin

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trick ...or Treat???

Super busy today so I'll be super short; Here's a Halloween card I made for these challenges:
Creative Card Crew; Spooky fun
Papertake Weekly; Halloween Hues
 Sparkles forum,
 Paper Sundaes Halloween
Craft your days away; Halloween Colors
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Halloween

Have a great day, and hopefully less stressful than mine!, Hugs Karin

Annabelle Stamps Blog Hop - Gifted Swirls

Time for another Annabelle Stamps Blog Hop. If you just stumbled on my blog today, hat's where you'll find all the information. If you are already hopping,  head straight to Andrea's blog Stampin Moments for wonderful inspiration with this set and link to more inspiration! 

I'm entering this card for the Holiday Madness Challenge at Wee Memories, the Christmas with sentiment challenge at Aud's Sentiment and the bling challenge at Lili Pad cards.

Have a great Tuesday, hugs Karin