Saturday, May 26, 2012


The weeks really fly by and it is Saturday again - and Saturdays are great because that means  I get to introduce a new sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge.
This week we have another great sketch from Lynn:

 For wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Mischief Makers and some of the DT's  and for all the info you need for your chance to win a full set of WMS of your choice go straight HERE!

I used WMS Gingham and Co so I can enter the Gingham challenge for the Card Creations week at Moxie Fab world. I'm also entering this for the flowers challenge at YCU.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI May BlogHop


Another month has passed and it is time for the May bloghop at Papertrey Ink! This time we got a wonderful picture to inspire us - and here is my take on it.

Stamps; Tiny Treats Christmas, Tag its #2 and wonderfully whimsical.
PTI paper; Bitty Dot Basics

I'm entering this card for the flower challenge at YCU, and the fabric challenge at the Craft Room

Have a WONDERFUL day and a WONDERFUL Hop,
 hugs, Karin

A star challenge at Lily Pad Cards

New challenge at Lily Pad Cards! This challenge is all about STARS and this is what I came up with:

I've used papers from My Mind's Eye and Kaiser Craft, Stamps from Waltzing Mouse and dies from Lifestyle Crafts.
Our sponsor Is the wonderful Simon Says Stamp So if you want the chance of winning a 25 $ gift certificate to SSS pop over to Lily Pad Cards right away for all the info you need.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Waltzing Mouse BlogParty

Party Time over at the Waltzing Mouse and there is plenty of time to join. For all the info you need just click HERE.
This month's challenge is to use felt or cozy fabric on your card.
I made my heart embellishment from something very cozy -  a glimmer "fiber" called Angelina that I sometimes use with my students when we work with embroidery. It is fun and "festive" to use as it is or you can mix fibers from different colors to get really cool effects .You shape your "wool"and then iron it to fixate it. You can also give your piece of Angelina "fabric" texture using your rubberstamps - but I'll have to come back with a tutorial for that when work has slowed down. My rose is also fabric and handmade from a  bias strip (-:

                        The WMStamps I've used are from Gingham and CO and Fancy Frames.
I used the colors + photo at The RibbonGirls as inspiration and
I'm entering this card for the flower challenge at YCU.
Have a great day and a great party, hugs, Karin

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mikael - You make my life sparkle!

So many fun challenges at Moxie Fab world I want to join them all - just wish I had more time...
Well, here's my entry for the Card Creations Splatter Challenge:

This card is also made for the; For a Man challenge (my DH!) at Simon Says Stamp. I used stamps from Purple Onion and Hero Arts. I splattered my background with gold paint to make it sparkle and colored the frog with flex- and promarkers.

Before I leave I'll show you a card I had published in the May/June issue of PaperCrafts (p.75) under the section: Dressing up Dad:

 For this card I used stamps from Ippity by unity; The Man. Paper from My Mind's Eye and 7 Gypsies.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, May 21, 2012

Guest designing for Lawnscaping!

Guess if I was excited when I got an e-mail from the super sweet and very talented Laurel Beard asking me if I would like to guest design for her on Lawnscaping. YES!, YES! YES! was of course my answer (-: -  I LOVE Lawn Fawn's cute stamps!!!
So today I'm showing you my sample for their new challenge; Embossing. I dry embossed my white cardstock and then heat embossed the sky before distressing it.

The stamps I've used for this card come from 3 wonderful sets; Bon Voyage, Critters ever after and Claire's ABC's.
The sponsor for this challenge couldn't be better - Lawn Fawn (-: So pop right over to Lawnscaping for all the details you need and for your chance to win some Lawn Fawn stamps!!!

Thanks Laurel for inviting me - I really, really enjoyed it!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin
I'm entering this for the Spring (=love right!!??)  is in the air challenge at By the cute and Girly.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gingham Flower!


I know - everyone loves gingham - and I can't help it - I do too so I just had to make a card for the Card Creations Gingham challenge at Moxie Fab World.

I dusted off my Layered flowers that I LOVE but haven't used for ages for A blog named Hero and I used stamps from Waltzing Mouse; Gingham and Co for the bg, the flower and the flag. The flag is a favorite from Hero Arts.
I used a doily so I'll show this off for the Moxie Fab Doily challenge too and it fits the Birthday theme at Hero Arts .


Today I have a Thank You card for one of Paper and Such Birthday celebrations challenges. I used stickers from EAD and the colors from their May challenge.

I used stripes for Emergency Crafters and am also entering it for the anything goes at Just keep on creating.

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

Saturday, May 19, 2012


 It is Saturday again - and Saturdays mean that I get to introduce a new sketch at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge. This week we have a wonderful sketch from Lynn - It's so cool and different - I really enjoyed working with it:


I made this card for the "Create a Landscape" at DYSU , the b-day challenge at Paper and Such and for the CAS challenges at Simon says Stamp. + the use a punch (square) for CAS-ual Friday.
For my card I used my all time favorite set (-: the Teeny Trees!!! and the sentiment is from Fancy Frames.

Have a great Saturday, Hugs, Karin

Friday, May 18, 2012

Guest designing for Playing in Paradise!

A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner at Playing in Paradise's Cherry Blossom challenge. Afterwards I was asked if I wanted to guest design for them in an upcoming challenge - Of course I wanted to do that so today I'm introducing their newest challenge which is a sketch challenge:
I just loved working with this one.

For my card I used papers from October Afternoon and the sentiment stamp is from My favorite things.
If you want to join and have a chance to win    pop right over to Playing in Paradise for all the info you need!
Good Luck, hugs, Karin

Vera's View at Lily Pad Cards

It will be a busy day on my blog today! First out I'm introducing a new fun challenge at Lily Pad Cards - a Vera's View challenge! Wonderful picture don't you think?
We have a wonderful sponsor too - Stamp Camp. Their stamps, and especially their bg stamps are AMAZING. Pop over to Lily Pad for all the details you need for your chance to win some Stamp Camp stamps.

I'm entering this card for the butterfly challenges at Paper Sundaes  and the "Butterfly Kisses" challenge at Stamptacular.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Take it Easy!

Yeah! 2 days off work and I'm done with today's chores = a bit of crafting time this afternoon. But before I start I wanted to share a card I made yesterday for Cardpatterns and CR84FN's challenges:


It is also for the masculine challenge at Reasonable Ribbons and the twine challenge at Unique Crafters.
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hurrah for You my Prince!!!

There's a new challenge at Sir Stampalot and it sounded so much fun I had to make a card right away!!!
It is called Medals and Monarchs + red, blue and white and this is my take:

I combined it with the London challenge (how I wished I'd had one of those wonderful PB London stamps now (-: - had to think colors and Olympic theme instead...) at Penny Black and More - I used spots and stripes for Emergency crafters and it isn't girly for Totally Papercrafts. I'm also entering this for the Gingham challenge at Moxie Fab World!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, May 14, 2012

Birthday Cake!

This is my entry for the Birthday Challenge at Hero Arts. I was inspired by the colors and the triangles from Jay Gee's Nook wonderful pictures.

I've used Friendly flags, Clouds, Smiling girl, fox , Yummy treat and Congrats.Paper from October Afternoon.

This card is also for the Sweet Tooth challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Food challenge at Cute Card Thursday.

Have a nice week, hugs, Karin