Monday, August 29, 2011

You're my No 1 Friend!

This is my card for the Craft's meow sketch challenge and for City Crafter's " Best of Friends" challenge. I used the fabulous "Life is a Carnival" set from the Craft's Meow! Papers from Prima Marketing.

Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

EXCITING NEWS! Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge #62

Those of you who follow my blog know how much I love Waltzing Mouse Stamps and how much I like to play along in their sketch challenges - so guess if I was both super excited  and super happy when, a month ago, I was asked if I wanted to join the Mischief Makers at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge Blog!!! YIPPIE!!! I'm still in a bit of chock and so, so honoured to be working with such a fabulous team of amazingly talented designers. If you haven't already, you have to pop over HERE right away to see the beautiful creations they've made as inspiration for this week's challenge -  so beautiful and creative!

And make sure you check out this week's fabulous sketch by Anya Schrier and join in on all the challenge fun! HERE is where you upload your entries for a chance to win a WMS set of your choice!!
- I can't wait to see what you come up with.
This is my take on the sketch:

For my tag I used stamps from WMS Teeny Trees (my all time favorite set!!!) and Vintage Labels 4. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends and October Afternoon's Five and Dime.
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs Karin

Cosmo Cricket Sketch Challenge!

Cosmo Cricket has a great sketch challenge and the prize is FABULOUS; Your card will be published in CARDS. Here's my entry:
I've used papers from the following collections; Odds and Ends, Social Club and Mitten Weather. The Ready Set Chip is from Circa 1934. I think this shows just how well all their different lines work together while still being so different!
Happy Saturday, hugs Karin

1 year Blogaversary and AnnaBelle Stamps winner!

Today is my 1 year blogging anniversary - A year ago I entered my first bloghop challenge - the PTI August blog hop (brown paper bags), only I was a day late )-: It's been a wonderful year and most of all because of my wonderful  followers. I can't thank you enough for the supportive and inspiring comments you give me -THANK YOU SO MUCH! I wish I had a set of stamps for all of you, but I had to draw one winner this time and it is:
 # 6  Rachel W K Big Congrats to you Rachel - send me your snail mail details and I'll get your set posted right away! I'll leave you a comment on your blog later if I don't hear from you!
Big Thanks again to Andrea at AnnaBelle stamps for being so generous.
Be sure to pop in later today - I have some great news to share!

Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Karin

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Felt Flower!

Went to my local papercraft shop the other day and saw a flower embellishment that I really liked -but unfortunately it was  terribly expensive )-: so I decided to try and make my own version of it. This was my first try so I didn't take any pictures as I made it, but I'll post a tutorial for it as soon as I have the time. If I'm lucky I'll have a student at school who wants to make one so I can write it there (-;
Anyway, here is the result:

I used the colors from the Playdate Cafe and will enter it for the Felt challenge at Moxie Fab World and for the Fabric/Felt challenge at Lily Pad cards.
The stamps I've used are from Waltzing Mouse and Skipping stones.

Have a great Thursday. I'm back on Saturday with some very exciting news I've been wanting to tell you for a long time (a month (-:) and since it is my 1 year blogaversary, that's also when I'll draw the winner of my little giveaway.
Hugs Karin

PTI August Blog Hop in My style!

Here is my take on the beautiful picture for Papertrey Ink's bloghop challenge this month. I tried to use as many of my favorite "things" for it for Case Study's Signature Style challenge. For those of you who follow my blog know I love to make my own flowers, I couldn't live without my PTI stamps, grandma's old lace, that leaf die and my roll of hempstring (-:. I love polkadots and my cards are usually not super bright and colorful (something I try hard at changing, but bright colors and big patterns still don't feel really "me".)
I'm also entering this for the "Anything Goes" challenge at A Passion for Papertrey!

For my card I've used:
Stamps; Tag its #2 and Button Boutique
Impression plate: Book Print
Dies: Banner Builder
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

ps. the 27th is the last day to enter my little giveaway; HERE

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Embossed Flower

Here's my card with an embossed flower forEmbellish Color challenge , Mark's finest paper and for . CAS-ual Fridays
The stamps I've used are from Hero Arts.
Have a great Sunday! / Karin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

City Apartment Living Room Scene!

The featured technique at Hero Art's challenge this month is "create a scene" using their stamps, and I used the Tuesday Trigger inspiration photo from Moxie Fab and made this little scene from a city apartment living room. I wanted soft colors for my card and there is no mirror but a window instead! I picked up the flowers, a chair and a  table in my card and I first made a vase but it covered too much of the bg so I left it out.
I made sure I only used papers from my scrap box so I could enter it at  City Crafter challenge blog.
The stamps I've used are Silly Scape and some of the clear stamps from the great set Wish You Were Here. Paper from 7 gypsies.
Have a great day! Hugs Karin

Still time to enter my little giveaway; HERE !

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Here's my entry for this month's SPARKS challenge at Paper Smooches. I've used stamps from Swanky Snowdudes and Chubby Chums. The picture looked very wintery to me and I picked up the handmade flower, the colors, pearls, glitter and woodtexture in my card.

ps (!) there is still time to enter my little giveaway HERE !

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A "Lovely Stars Banner"!

For this card I've used Lucy Abram's beautiful  "Lovely Lines" sketch from Lily Pad Cards Challenge. I'm also entering it at Cards Create Birtday cards.  I've used stamps from WMS - gingham and co and Teeny Trees