Ketner’s Mornings

I have finally gotten into the habit of doing more blog posts! Today I’d like to show off another shaped card I made for a confirmation recently.

Oh, and on a side note.. I have finally added blog to Facebook as well, so if you’d like to follow it, here is the a link: Lizland on Facebook

This is the first time I have coloured up one of Jeremiah Ketner‘s lovely images, called Mornings, and it certainly won’t be the last! I used copics to colour it in and then dabbed a bit of distress ink around the image. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts; the lace is also from LLC. I have used dies and punches from Noor Design, Martha Stewart and Memory Box, as well as Go Kreate to make the card shape.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations – Stars and/or stripes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges – Anything Goes

Edit: I got a top 3 in one of the challenges I entered: thank you so much!

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Konfirmasjonskort

It is ‘confirmation’ season in Norway, so I have had a few requests for cards for this event. This year it has been an even tie between girl and boy cards I have made, but this is the only girl card with my own colouring. I used this lovely image by CCK called so long yesterday, and coloured it in with copics.

I have used Magnolia paper, flowers and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Live and Love Crafts, candy from Craftwork cards (as well as the card blank), and punches by Martha Stewart which I added row of pearls to.

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Copics used: (hair) E43, E44, E47, E53, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress) R81, R83, R85, R89, (butterflies), E08, Y04, YR15

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenges – Lace
Creatalicious Challenges – Butterflies
Kreativ Hobby – Våren er her / rosa og grønn
Cards n Scrap – Blomster

A card “remake”

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Click to view the full blog post for this card

A few weeks back I had a request for a card from a co-worker. She was rather specific in what she wanted. She had seen one of the cards I had put up on the blog previously and wanted something similar. On the right here you can see a small version of the card she picked out.

She wanted the same sort of colours, and the same image, if possible. I said I’d try to make it a bit more harmonious as I felt the other card could use some improvements. It was a fun challenge where I felt I was given the opportunity to improve a card I had made previously. Keeping it close to the original, but giving it a unique feel as I don’t like the idea of making the same thing twice!

The image is a pre-coloured one by Lili of the Valley, so that was easy to reuse. The green background is from a First Edition Paper pad. The ribbon, I believe, is from The Hobby House. I have used flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Craft and a few Martha Stewart punchers to make the edge, the leaves and the butterfly.

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Here you can see how I did the inside of the card. The text is in Norwegian.

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Here is the card laid down so you can see how the embellishments stand up from it.

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I am really quite pleased with the “remake” of this card. I think it turned out quite well!

Woodland princess

It has been quite a while, hasn’t it? In fact, the last card I put up was before summer hit. I knew it was going to be a busy summer, but I wasn’t quite prepared for what was to follow. I have been working a lot, and I have also been on a few trips as well as planning my next holiday. In two weeks time I’m heading off to Thailand for a friend’s wedding. I am so looking forward to that and we have a ton of stuff planned! I reckon I’ll need a holiday as soon as I get back home.. hehe.

We have been very fortunate this year. Not only have we had a beautiful and hot summer, but the autumn has been absolutely fantastic. At the time of writing this I almost feel guilty for not being outside in the brilliant sunshine enjoying the beauty autumn has to offer. It is so amazingly colourful, more than we usually get. I have posted a few photos of it on my instagram account. If you’d like to take a look, my username there is livefall.

Anyway, back to business! This is a card I did in fact make before summer. It is a confirmation card, as some of the others I posted before my unplanned break. I coloured in a Saturated Canary image, using Copic Markers, this time in greens. (The previous one I did was in yellow, and other I did which I have yet to post is in purple.) I used a Martha Stewart edge puncher to create a border and I used it to make a border around the main image as well. The brown leaves are also made with a Martha Stewart puncher. The papers are probably Inkido, although I could be wrong as it’s quite a while ago. The lovely ribbon is from The Hobby House. As always, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the little corner buttons are called card candy and can be found at Craftwork Cards.

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons – Challenge #66: Anything goes with a ribbon
Divas by Design – Autumn colours
Crafting by Design – Anything goes
Creative Inspirations – Autumn colours
Bearly Mine Challenges – Anything goes
Card and Scrap – Merkedager

I was very lucky and won the prize of 4 Meljen design images at Creative Inspirations! What a lovely surprise after a few months without blogging!

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Yellowy

Oh my! I have been very lucky to be picked for a guest designer spot over at Deep Ocean! How exciting! I can’t wait to get started on my cards for the challenges in the month I am chosen for! What a great way to start the day for sure. This coming weekend I plan to get a fair bit of crafting done as well. I suddenly feel really inspired, hehe.

Apart from that, I spent a bit of time yesterday designing a new background for my blog, a new header image and I tweaked the colours somewhat. I am much happier with how it looks now.

I had time to colour up a few images the other day, yey! Mostly Saturated Canary ones.  They are so much fun to colour! This one is coloured in with copics. I have used the following shades: B0000, B0, G40, G82, E42, E44, E50, E51, E53, E57, E42, E44, R97, Y000, Y04, Y08 and Y17. The papers are from Inkido, and the pearls are from Kort og Godt. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The two ribbons are from a local shop. I have also used my new Martha Stewart edge puncher to create the somewhat fancy edges. I love it!

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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Copic Marker Norge – Konfirmasjon
Bearly Mine Challenges – Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons – Anything goes with a ribbon