Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fanatical about Botanical!

For this card, for Moxie Fab World's "Fanatical about Botanical"  And what, exactly, is botanical style?

"The botanical style (think botany) is characterized by realistic drawings or watercolors of flora and fauna. " (Moxie Fab World)

I thought of what a fanatic about birds would do - take lots of pictures and then send them to everyone, even those who are not the least interested in feathery animals (-:.
Anyway, for my card I used papers from 7 gypsies, stamps from Tweety Jill, birds of a feather and the bg is embossed with PTI texting plate. Since I embossed the bg I will also enter it at Simply Scrapping Crafts.
ps. I have a little giveaway of one of my favorite stampsets HERE
Have a great week-end, hugs Karin

Just saying Hi!

Here's a card I made for the color challenge at Paper Crafts Connection, the challenge at Paper Play "In the garden", Little claire's "Things with Wings,  Stampavie and more , Craft your days away, and Paper Sundae's  "Summer" challenges. It is girly for Top Tip Tuesday.

For this card I've used a super nice set from Anabelle Stamps. If you want to win it - check out my little giveaway HERE!


This card is for Embellish Magazine's Color Challenge + Patterned Paper. I used Tami Maberry's great sketch from Card Positioning system for it and was inspired by THIS Lily Pad Card for the "inspired by challenge".
Papers are from Graphic 45 and Cosmo Cricket and stamps from PTI
Check out my little giveaway HERE.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

This is my take on Julia Aston's great sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week. I've used stamps from Gingham and co, and Teeny Trees. I will also enter this at the Fanatical about Botanical at Moxie fab World and Simon says atamp and show!
+ Check out my 100 FOLLOWERS giveaway HERE!

Modern Pricilla

Here's my entry for Prickley Pears Sketch Challenge. I flipped the sketch, but I hope that was OK. I'm also entering this at Simon Says Stamp and show where it is "anything goes"
Also, check out my 100 followers give away HERE

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summery Banners!

This card is for the Simply Scrapping Crafts Banner Challenge. The stamps I've used are all from Hero Arts; Antique Engravings, Envelope Pattern and Live Life. The colors are from Papercrafts Connection's color challenge. At Crafty Cardmakers it is "use butterflies" and at Craft Room it is summer

+ Check out my 100 FOLLOWERS giveaway HERE!


                                                    This card is for you, my dear followers!

I can't really believe it, I started blogging about my papercrafting a little more than a year ago and entered my first challenge/bloghop on the 26th of August 2010 without really knowing what it was (-: I had recently signed up for PTI's newsletter and got a mail about "Bloghop tomorrow!" - To make something from a brown paperbag. I didn't have one so I went out and bought one, came home and made a little project, (using one of their free downloads because I didn't even have any of their stamps yet) posted it and linked it up only to realize I was one day late and the prizes were already drawn. But people were still hopping and I remember screaming with delight when I got my first comment ever (Thanks again Amy Kolling! of stamp-n paradise) - it really encouraged me to continue and I started looking for more challenges and bloghops.
After getting my first follower and being spotlighted by Sweet Stampin in September I was TOTALLY hooked ! So much has happened since (see designteams and recognition), I can't believe it has only been a year!
Anyway, today I am super excited to have 100 WONDERFUL followers - WOW you really are the best - so supportive and encouraging it is amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH! So to celebrate how lucky I am I will have a little giveaway.

But First a very special thanks to the super sweet and generous Andrea at Anabelle Stamps! In February I ordered the cutest set from her called MUM (the one I made this card from) but when it hadn't reached me after 6 weeks I contacted her to ask what might have happened. She said she'd sent my set the day after she got my order but that she would post another set for me. I was super grateful for that since I wanted to use it for my mother's day cards (Mother's Day is the last Sunday in May here)
I recieved the new stampset a week later and could make my cards on time! And didn't think more about it till two weeks ago, when there was a little package from Australia in my mail - I open and it's the first MUM set Andrea sent me- unbelievable - over 4 months late )-: Wonder so where it has been.
So I wrote her and asked how I could return it and guess what she said - that I could use it for a giveaway instead so we agreed it would be perfect to save for either 100 followers or the 1 year anniversary - whichever came first.

So I am now super excited to be giving away this wonderful set (worth 19.95$ ) to one follower - new or old doesn't matter! Just make a comment in the comment section and become a follower if you are not already. I'll draw a winner on the 27th of August and will send it worldwide.

Here are some of my favorite cards from the past year:

Thank you all, big hugs, Karin

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dry and Heat Embossing!

For this card I've used both dry (the bg is embossed with a text plate) embossing and heat embossing (flower - ranger's seafoam white ) and "Embossing" is the challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts this month.
The stamps I've used are all from Hero Arts.
I will also enter this card at Moxie Fab world's  Tuesday trigger (the square flower and colors), Simon Says Stamp and show and Wee memorie's "Clean and Simple"

+ Check out my 100 FOLLOWERS giveaway HERE!

Sew Stylish!

For this card I used the sketch at Simply Scrapping Crafts:
Paper from Cosmo Cricket and october afternoon and stamps from Hero Arts. At Simon Says Stamp and show it is "anything goes".

Coloring with white ink!

This week on Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink Heather Nichols showed us how you can paint with white ink and challenged us to try. Here's my entry:
It is also for the Kraft Journal's "Christmas in July" Challenge.
The stamps I've used are from Wonderfully Whimsical and Daily Designs sentiments. Paper from PTI and cosmo cricket.

+ Check out my 100 FOLLOWERS giveaway HERE!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamps-a-faire Challenge #1

Here's my entry for Stamps-a-faire Challenge #1 at Papertrey Ink. The challenge is to; Create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements. I will also enter this at Case study (case!) , Create (the flower tutorial), Really reasonable ribbons (cool blue), the kraft journal (kraft, gingham and light blue) and Simon Says Stamp (news paper)