Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vintage Christmas

At Cardpatterns they have a great sketch for their challenge and at Crafty Emma's the challenge is Vintage Christmas and at A passion for PTI it is Christmas cards so I combined the three challenges and made this card:
I've used pti dark chocolate ink + tea dye cham + Stamp from signature Christmas

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brown, Grey and Silver Christmas cards!

Here's a card (or 2!)  for The Playdate cafe's colorchallenge to use Brown, Grey and Silver. Had no idea those colors worked so well for Christmas cards!!

And at Simon says Stamp challenge it is "let it snow"
And while I was at it (working with brown, grey and silver) I made this card for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts where they want X-mas cards with untraditional colors:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Just a little Christmas Note!

 At Moxie Fab World  it's  "snowing gingerbread" with the beautiful and inspiring picture above  at Caardvarks they challenge us to make moneyholders so I combined the challenges and made this "Just a little Christmas Note" card!
I've used gel-a-tin and pti stamps.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

 PTI blog hop!!!

Here's the challenge from PTI: "Recently the design team and I put together a variety of holiday tags that are perfect to keep on hand for quick wrap options. Now it's your turn to inspire us and the rest of the Papertrey community! Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!"

Here's my tag! I've used stamps from the Wonderfully Whimsical set and The Daily design sentiments + kraft
+ the Dark chocolate ink + hemp string. I've glued on some glitter for the snow!

Just have to show you what it looks like here outside my window today! Maybe, maybe it will keep on snowing and I keep my fingers crossed it will stay till Christmas - White Christmases are so much nicer!!!!

Have a great day, a nice Thanksgiving and a fun blog hop night! Karin

Monday, November 22, 2010

Embellish Magazine

Here's my Holiday card for EM's challenge. I hope you can see that the small hearts on the flower are pink!!! (-:

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thank you, and you and you!!!

Here's a card that could be sent to any of my familymembers or friends - especially now in thanksgiving/harvest time (-:. I'm entering The shabby Tearoom challenge with this card and I will also be sending it to CARDS create blog where their weekly challenge is Thank You cards.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

An evening of crafts and art

Camilla and I had a supernice afternoon and evening yesterday when we tried stamping on candles - which seems to be the new thing right now, went on to make this year's Advent candles and when those were done we headed to Arkivet's papercraft evening!!! Could life be any better???

Thursday, November 18, 2010

For a little Lady!

This is the picture to be inspired by at Moxie Fab this week!
What inspired me the most was the thought that that Lady needs a purse to go with her nice outfit, but also the colors of course - and her non visible shoes (-;
So I made this card that can hold a little gift too. I'm planning to use this card for my favorite niece Emelie (the only one I have - but I think she'd be my favorite no matter how many I had - and she loves papercrafting too !!!) so I added a little - "little" sign that can easily be removed if I change my mind and want to use it for a friend instead !!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wings of Love!

Basic Grey's challenge is to use wings this week.
BG paper olive branch
Wee memories: Patterned paper
A passion for papertrey: Scraps + pti products - favor it weddings, polka dot paper, kraft, ink dark chocolate + Betsy W's flower!
For this I've used Get sketchy's sketch this week:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cute Gift Bag!

Embellish Magazine's challenge this time is to embellish a bag using these colors: Black, Grey, Light and Dark Pink. I've made a giftbag for a  handmade little pink onesie for a baby girl.
I'm also entering this for A passion for Papertrey where they want you to use PTI products (stamp: daily designs sentiments and paper; polka dot are from PTI) and to make anything but a card!
 And at Cute card Thursday  it's "anything goes" so I might as well enter that too while I'm at it!!!

Christmas Rose

Here's another card I've designed for Arkivet. For the frame I've used Arkivet's stamp "Wish upon a star" which I think creates a beautiful and subtle background. For the flower I've used paper from Webster's Pages. Accordion flowers are sooo popular now and there are many different ways to make them. On Arkivet's blog I show the way I think is the easiest.
I'm entering this card for Mark's finest paper and at Sweet Stampi'n, where they want you to use snowflakes!!!

Here's another accordion flower card I've made. It was featured on Cards Magazine blog in September along with other very beautiful flowers so if you want more accordion flower inspiration go: HERE!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Father's day card!

Scarplagret has a challenge this month to use autumn colors with a twist of turqoise + 2 stamps. See their inspiring pic below.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birthday cards!

These small Birthday Crads are for Wee Memories challenge this week. I've used Hero Arts stamps from the set; Birds and Branches

Let it snow!

Let it snow is the challenge at pennyblack friends saturdaychallenge.
Thanks to Brenda, I'm also entering this card for Penny Black at Allsorts !! Great place! Check it out!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mini-Notebook and Pencil

I've had this cute little book of nail files in my handbag for forever - don't know why really because I think you can tell that manicure is not one of my priorities in life o-: .
Anyway, a while ago I looked at it and thought the simple constuction, the way it closes was really neat and perhaps it would work fine for a little notepad so I decided to try. Here's how I made it:

I used patterned doubblesided cardstock from Webster's pages' Christmas pad. Cut a 6 (15,2cm) x 2 3/4 (7cm) big piece  and folded it at 3/4 (2cm) and at 3 1/2 (9cm)

I cut 10 pieces of 2 1/2 (6,5 cm) x 2 1/8 (5,5 cm) white 80g paper.
Decorated them with stamping ( I used part of Arkivet's "Wish upon a star" stamp). Fastened them under the top fold with a stapler.
Wanted a little pen to go with it and thought first of the ones that you get at the golfcourse - but then I found a pencil from IKEA (that I seem to be collecting every time we go there o-: ) that would go great with it , but since this would make a nice stocking filler or present in an advent calendar I had to cover the logo!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guest Designer for Arkivet!

I'm so excited to tell you that I'll be guest designing for very nice scrapbooking/papercraft shop here in Gothenburg;  Arkivet for November. In the middle of October I got a bag full of goodies from Tarja and I think she'll be posting the creations I've sent in to her on Arkivet's blog on Mondays or Thursdays throughout the month. Check it out!! I'll be posting them here too eventually!

Here's a little sneak peek for you though: A CANDLE GIFT which is both easy and cheap to make.
I've used two of Arkivet's fantastic stamps "Njut av varje ögonblick" and "Wish upon a star" which are both useful for so many occasions. For the bag I've used left over cellophane, the candles are decorated with strips of paper from Webster's pages' Christmas pad.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wildflower seeds card

New sketch at Get Sketchy!
I made a card with seedpackets - the one on the inside has actual flowerseeds in it.