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Autumn mushroom

On this card I’ve had fun playing with distress oxide inks! They were a recent purchase and I’ve never played with distress inks to make backgrounds before, so it was just to give it a go really. I was playing around with a yellow and an orange shade, splashed on some water and cut out a strip. Completely unintentionally it ended up being the starting point of a new card!

I coloured the image, a stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik, with Copics makers a while ago, but hadn’t made it into a card as I couldn’t seem to decide on the design. I cut it out by hand and then glued it onto the card. Then I cut out some brown card stock using a Papirdesign die to make the sentiment.

Copics used (probably… I can’t find where I wrote them down so this is a semi-guess): (red) R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (grey) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, (hair, unsure..) possibly the E50s, (green, unsure, but possibly) YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67

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New year, new website!

Well… a new theme anyway! It has been years since I last updated it, so it was definitely due a change!

I hope you like it. Let me know if you find anything that you feel is now worse compared to before, or anything else generally amiss! Maybe the next is too green, or the posts too close together? Maybe the next is hard to read or something looks funky? Feedback is always appreciated!

What’s new?

The colours are mostly the same, and the layout is similar. Obviously the header is very different and the sidebar is as well. It is cleaner and simpler than before, and there is now a feed for both my Facebook page and my Instagram.

There may also be slight changes in the next few days to adjust bits and bobs.

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Fairy Sunny Day “photos” card

Do you always colour the images as they were when you bought them? Or do you dare to experiment? To crop, resize and make something a bit different? Christy of Tiddly Inks asked a question that (perhaps unintentionally, haha) got me thinking a bit outside the box. I quickly made a few frames in Photoshop using the Fairy Sunny Day stamp to show what I was thinking and was instantly inspired to make a card with it.

My idea was to have several photos in a film strip type style. I aligned her slightly different in each rectangle and then cropped off what I didn’t need. For the final rectangle I zoomed in a little bit to get her nice and close. As I really enjoyed this, you will probably see me do this again!

So what is the most difficult part about using the same image several times?! Trying to colour it somewhat similar in all versions, hahaha. This is the first time I’ve coloured the same image repeatedly for one card! The hair was the most interesting! Let’s see the result.

Isn’t the chipboard perfect for this? Make it Crafty chipboards are great. I don’t know why I took so long to acquire some! I coloured it with the same colours I did her dress and then printed the sentiment directly onto the card.

Another photo, of course. Isn’t Wryn the cutest?!

Copics used: (hair) E70, E71, E74, E77, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (dress) B000, B32, B34, B37, (wings) RV00, RV02, RV04, (flowers) R24, R59, Y04, Y19, YG63, YG67, (sky) B000, B32 + blender

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Maybe you’d like to try to make one as well? If you don’t know how to do the frames to put the stamps in, you can use the one I made. Click on the images to get the full size and then right click to save them to your computer. The first one is a .png with a transparent background and the second is a .jpg with a white background.

I would love it if you gave me credit and linked to my site if you decide to use one of them. Please don’t share the images, but direct people here instead. 🙂

       

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A thank you card

It has been a while since I coloured up a Wee Stamps image, so I thought I was due using one again. This super cute little girl is one of my favourites and this time I decided on a blue and purple combination!

The Kort og Godt charm, twine, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, various papers (Lili of the Valley and Pion Design for sure) together with a dash of acrylic paint and an embossed Papirdesign stamp make up this card. I made it for one of my co-workers as her leaving card and the text says thank you very much.

And here is another photo, just for fun.

Copics used: (dress) B91, B95, B97, B99, (hår) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (flower) V01, V05, V06, V09, (yellow) Y04, Y38, YR09, (floor) W1, W3, W5

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Panda bookmark

Well, a panda hat at least! The girl I was making this for had her sixth birthday just last week and has just started reading her first proper book on her own, so of course she needed a bookmark! She requested something with a panda and when I showed her this image she screamed yes so I guess it was just what she wanted! Of course as she’d seen the sparkly dress from a couple of days ago, this dress had to sparkle too, and be pink!

The adorably cute image is by Tiddly Inks and is called Beary Sweet. Such a perfect name!

I will not show the back side of it as it has her name on it. However, I will share the quote I decided to use: ”Allt stort som skedde i världen skedde först i någon människas fantasi.” by Astrid Lindgren. It roughly translates into: “Everything great that ever happened in the world happened first in somebody’s imagination.”

Perhaps I should make myself one too. My goal this year is to read 20 books. Do you have a reading goal?

And here it is on its own.

Copics used: (hair) E71, E74, E77, E79, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (dress) RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17, R59, (white) W0, W1, W2, (black) W7, W9, (background) RV00, W1, W3, W5. + 2 different white pens.