Sommer vibes

This month’s challenge over at Copic Marker Norge doesn’t last for just this month, but throughout summer. Our theme had to be something summery for it, didn’t it? And it is, summer vibes.

I decided to colour up a stamp by The Paper Shelter as they have a great selection of summery ones. I was a little unsure of how I wanted to colour up the background and contemplated both a park look as well as a cityscape, but on the day I coloured it up we had a bright blue cloudless sky all day, so that’s what I went for in the end.

To make the card I used MFT Stamps rectangle dies to cut the panel and put it on top of some Maja Design paper. A couple of butterflies made with Rayher dies in a matching colour, some enamel dots to match the handbag and an embossed sentiment by Mathia Design (Hobbykunst) were all the things I needed to complete my card.

Copics used: (sky) B0000, B00, B01, B02, B04, (grass) G21, G24, G28, (yellow) YR20, YR21, YR23, E35, (red) R22, R24, R29, R89, (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E08, E18, E49, E97

Mmmm Strawberries!

Our theme this month, at Copic Marker Norge, is something edible. Initially I was going to use a stamp with donuts, but I got a Power Poppy gift certificate for my birthday a few days ago and I simply had to colour up this stamp! Don’t the strawberries look yummy?! I cannot wait for summer and being able to pick some in mum’s garden! Strawberries are delicious!

Copics used: R22, R24, R27, R59, R89, G21, G24, G40, N1, N3, Y11, Y13, Y38, YG01, YG17, YG23, YG97

LLLC: Tropical Paradise

It is Friday and that means it’s time for another La-La Land Crafts inspirational post. The theme we had to work with this week was Tropical Paradise, and I’ve done my own twist on it using older dies and one of the first background stamps they released.

Stamps:
Tropical Marci
Seas the Day background stamp set

Dies:
Photo Elements
Hello Tag
Mini Butterflies

Copics used: (skin) E0000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair and coconut) E21, E25, E29, E35, (pink) RV17, RV52, RV55, RV69, (yellow) Y13, Y38

LLLC: Deck the Palms

My third and final card for the most recent La-La Land Crafts release this time around. I’ve used the fun Australian kind of Santa for this one, and I’ve made a pocket for a tag, which could also be used for a gift card. Both the tag and pockets are really great and I will be using those a fair bit, for sure! It’s also fun to make a completely different type of Christmas card, quite far away from the winter themed ones I usually make!

In this second photo I’ve taken out the tag and put it next to the card so you can see it clearly. The pocket could be used for a gift certificate as well, if you prefer.

Stamps:.
Deck the Palms clear stamp

Stencil:
It’s snowing

Dies:
Large Stitched Tags
Curved Pocket
Jingle Bells Wreath
Long Flags
Stitched Elements
Merry Christmas

Copics used: (palm tree) E70, E71, E74, E77, YG13, YG63, YG67, G99, RV52, RV55, RV66, B02, B06, Y13, Y38, (santa) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R39, G21, G94, E71, E74, E77

LLLC: Sand, Surf and Sun

Friday again! That means it’s time for another theme. This time I am the one hosting the theme at the La-La Land Crafts blog as well and we’re all making projects with Sand, Surf and Sun. You can find a list of all the La-La Land Crafts products I’ve used at the bottom of the post, along with a list of Copic Markers I used to colour up the sand castle and the wee shark inside that you can see in the next photo.

Here is the side on view. As you can see I added the water ripples background to the bottom, with a shark as well to match the sentiment on the front.

Stamps:
Make a Splash
Jaws Because Clear Stamp

Stencil
Water Ripples Stencil

Dies:
Stitched Clouds Border
Stitched Nested Circles
Pierced Scalloped Circles
Long Flags

Copics used: (sand and sand castle) E41, E42, E43, E44, BG15, BG49, BG78, (sky) B00, B02, (shark) C1, C3, C5, C7