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Letters to the North Pole

Two months until Christmas. Today. We celebrate on the 24th in Norway. I bet that will go just as fast as the rest of the year has and it will be Christmas in no time at all. Thankfully I’ve already started making Christmas cards this year!

On this card I am showcasing a Hochanda exclusive stamp with sentiment by Paper Nests Dolls, called Letters to the North Pole. The program will be on the 27th this month. My card is going to be on TV, woo! I’ve made two cards using this cute stamp and I will add the other card here on the blog on the 27th. They have been made to match each other.

I’ve used papers from Noor Design, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and ribbon. I’ve painted the edges with acrylic paint to give the card an even colder feeling, and distressed the edges on the white paper first so the paint would be more visible.

Here you can see the layers better:

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E41, E42, E43, E44, (blues) B91, B93, B95, B97, (greens) G40, G84, G94, (greys) C1, C3, C5, (penguin) C3, C7, 100, (snow) B000, C1

Ellie Elf with her presents

It is the middle of October, and Copic Marker Norge is back with its regular monthly challenges! This time around we’re starting Christmas a little early.

I recently bought one of those stamping platforms. I love it! I am finally able to stamp properly, I’ve started embossing and I am once again using my stamps to colour up. For this reason I went with a rubber stamp for this card. One I once won. It is from Stamping Bella and I think it’s “totes adorbs”!

The card is being kept reasonably simple with a magnolia die cut border, some shiny purple card candy from Craftwork Cards and some paper scraps I had laying around. I believe the paper is by Creative Imagination, Lili of the Valley and Papirdesign. The sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad, where I finally played with some embossing!

It was quite a fun image to colour up, actually, so I am sure there will be more of this kind before Christmas is upon us!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E34, (outfit) V09, V12, V15, V17, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, (presents) YG03, YG67, G99, Y13, Y19, Y38, (floor) E41, E43, E44, E47

Shaker card and winter wryn

It’s Friday and it’s fab! It’s Tiddly Inks time! Winter Wryn is in my spotlight today.

I’ve done it. I’ve started making Christmas cards. But instead of doing the ‘same old’, I decided to have a go at a shaker card for the first time. As usual I didn’t follow a tutorial, as I think it’s more fun to try stuff on my own. I do like to make things awkward for myself, right?

It is not perfect. I decided to double layer the foam tape and had to cut it by hand so the thickness isn’t the same on both layers. This means that the little stars I used got stuck around the side and it looks like I’d made a frame with them as well. It works. It looks great. But it wasn’t intentional, haha!

The ‘god jul’ die is from Kaboks, the flowers from The Hobby House and Wild Orchid Cards, Martha Stewart made the puncher, the white candy is from Craftwork Card (I coloured two of them with YG67), and the paper is by Maja Design. Oh and the stars in the shaker card? That is just some confetti I had laying about. In a bag that is, not all over! I will have to get something that looks like snow for the next one.

Here you can see the stars being all over:

Copics used: (red) R24, R27, R29, R89, (snowman) C1, C3, C5, (hat) C5, C7, C9, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

More snowmen

This year is definitely the year for snowmen christmas cards. This is my most recent make using one of Art by Mi Ran‘s adorable images. It’s been a while since I coloured any of these now, so it was definitely about time! I am sticking with the theme of reasonably simple cards for the holidays and merely used a bit of acrylic paint and frantage embossing powder to give it a more wintery feel.

We are having an advent calendar over at Copic Marker Norge and this is my inspirational card for December 10th.

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Let’s have a look from another angle as well, because… why not?

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Copics used are: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E04, (hair) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, (snow) C1, C3, C5, (outfits) C1, C3, C5, E42, E43, E44, E47, R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, (eyes) B91, B95, B99, (nose) E19, E93, YR16

Christmas is only a month away

It is time for a new challenge over at Copic Marker Norge, and scary enough the new theme is Christmas. That’s come around fast, hasn’t it?! Anyway, it is definitely my favourite theme and I love making Christmas cards.

I decided to go for a purple card, with a Tiddly Inks image, one of my favourites. Isn’t it adorable? I coloured it up with copics (colours below), distressed the image for a purple hue and added liquid pearls for a snow effect.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, (clothes) W1, W3, W5, BV08, V12, V15, V17, (hat) 100, W1, W3, W5, W7, (snow) C1, C3, C5