Whimsy blog hop

Blog hop time! Are you ready?!

I have made a non-romance type card, because there are different kinds of love. This card is for someone very special indeed, and I guess it is more a mix of Agape and Storge kind of love, instead of Eros. More info on the different kinds of love, and the whole blog hop, on the Whimsy Stamps blog.

There are also chances to win from random comments on a few different DT creations. The hop runs until 2pm EST (that is 20:00 here in Norway) on Valentine’s Day 14th February. The grand prize is 5 digital stamps and there are winners on three blogs who will win one digital image each, as well as some extra chances on the Whimsy Stamps blog itself.

The card has been made using some of my favourite dies and for once I also used flowers on it! Cheesecloth, lace and ribbon are all present on this layered card with Papirdesign and Maja Design paper. The adorable stamp is from the Wee Stamps collection at Whimsy Stamps and is called Dreamy Dragon.

The first thing you might notice is that I’ve changed the background image of my photo, haha. Well, that’s because this card has a grey base on the outer most layer which didn’t look great with my usual grey background. So now you know that.

Anyway, we’re hopping a bit at random, so you can go visit whoever you like! Just make sure you leave a comment while you’re here, for a chance to win.

Here is another photo for you as well

So hop along and visit one of these wonderful ladies to see what they have made, or better still… go visit them all! Here is a list of the wonderful DT with links to their blog. It’s in alphabetical order!

CĂ©line
Claudia
Deb
Hester
Janette
Kassi
Kerys
Sabine
Ute
Wendy
Whimsy Stamps

Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day with whoever you choose to spend it with, even if it’s just your favorite book character!

Penguin and polar bear Christmas

I’ve been looking at the adorable penguin stamps by Crissy Armstrong at Whimsy Stamps for a while and this month I finally got around to purchasing a few of them. Two of them have made their way onto cards so far and today I will show you the first one of them.

The card is made using various Maja Design paper and my favourite Go Kreate dies. The text stamp is by Norsk Stempelblad and apart from painting the edges white and using a bit of twine and lace, I’ve kept the card free of embellishments.

Once again time prevents me from adding the colours, but I’ve mostly used Ns, low Ws and R20s.

A wee winter fairy for Christmas

Today is my second day on the Copic Marker Norge blog this month for our advent calendar. You don’t need the most typical Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards. This, for example, gets most of its Christmas feel through the colours I’ve used on the papers. The cute stamp is by Wee Stamps / Whimsy Stamps and I’ve used various papers from Maja Design. I’ve used a text stamp by Norsk Stempelblad and ribbon bought at Panduro. The card shame is made with dies from Go Kreate and I’ve edged the pieces with white acrylic paint.

Here is a close-up photo of the colouring. I wanted to show you how the wings, ear muffs and snow looks. To get that effect I simply played around with various light coloured markers, but with a bit extra focus on blue, until I got it how I wanted.

Copics used: (skin) E0000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (green) BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, (red) R22, R24, R27, R89, (shimmer) B00, B02, YR31, V000, N1

LotV Winter bunny with bird

Here is another Christmas card I’ve made to match the others I’ve done the past two months. I’ve used one of the recent Lili of the Valley stamps along with one of the new sentiments. The papers are all Maja Design and I’ve used my usual acrylic paint, favorite lace, some twine, a charm and the wonder shape die by GoKreate.

Copics used:(bunny) N0, N1, N3, R20 (red) R22, R24, R27, R59, (green) G21, G82, G94, G99, (brown) E71, E74, E77, (sky and bird) B000, B02, BV20

9. Reindeer games

I have made quite a few Christmas cards so far this year and I am actually nearly done with them all! This is one of the cards I made for my Christmas card swaps this year.

Isn’t the image cute? It is one of my favourites from Tiddly Inks. It is called Reindeer Games.

The big decoration is by Wild Orchid Crafts, the charms are from Kort og Godt and the sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad. I’ve also used some twice, cheesecloth, acrylic paint and frantage. The shape of the card is made with Go Kreate dies.

Obviously the arrangement on the right side is a bit heavy, but charms are a great way to counterbalance the card, and the snowflake and tree fit very well.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (hair) BV23, BV25, BV29, (reds) R22, R24, R27, R59, (brown) E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, (grey) W2, W5, (decorations) YG61, YG63, YG67, Y19, YR16) (ear) RV00, Rv23