søndag den 10. oktober 2010

Gift tags

I have created some gift tags which I am sharing with you today. It is a while ago I made the tags, so I don't remember the full supply list. Anyway you get the picture :) If you want to know something specific just let me know, I will dig out the information for you!

The musical paper is a present I got from my parents after their holiday trip to Vienna - it is just
wonderful! The other pattern paper is also from Vienna and it has a pretty gold finish to it.

The christmas sock is from Papertrey ink's stamp set Stocking Prints, I handcut the socks but I think they have a die for that now.

The star and sentiments are also from Papertrey ink stamp sets.

The flowers are made from Ikea napkins and sprayed with Glittermist from Tattered Angels. I used Distress ink on the tags to make them look vintage like - I mixed Spun Sugar and Old paper to achieve that look. Anyway - that is probably difficult to see on the photo.

I also used some Leaf Ribbon from Papertrey and some perls.

I like to make tags - it is a good way for playing with different techniques and learning what works and what doesn't.

Thanks for looking!
Have a nice day.

lørdag den 9. oktober 2010

Glitter Christmas Cards

Hi! Thanks for looking at my cards :)

Today I am sharing two christmas cards. I got the idea for them yesterday while playing around with some gifttags. I thought my "tag-idea" would make a fun christmas background on a card for friends - so of course I had to try it out. Let me know what you think :) I just LOVE that glitter effect! Tomorrow I hope to be able to share my tags.

Have a nice day.


Blue Santa card:

Supplies for Blue Santa Card:
Ink: VersaColor 68 Atlantic, VersaColor 38 Skyblue, Versamark Watermark
Stamps: PTI Tree Trimming Trio and little "Santa" sentiment from PTI Stocking Prints
Other: Dobblesided tape, Filigree white embossing powder and Martha Stewart Silver Glitter

Purple Santa card:

Purple Santa Card close up of glitter effect.

Supplies for Purple Santa Card:
Ink: VersaColor 26 Boysenberry, VersaColor 152 Ash Rose, Versamark Watermark
Stamps: PTI Tree Trimming Trio and little "Santa" sentiment from PTI Stocking Prints
Other: Dobblesided tape, Filigree white embossing powder and Martha Stewart Silver Glitter

søndag den 19. september 2010

Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

It is a wonderful morning - sun is out (HURRRAAAAH), no wind (MORE HURRRAAAAH) and it is an acceptable temperature! So let me share quickly another christmas card I made yesterday before I rush out to clean my car! It is very much needed!!

I have made another christmas card and is using it to participate in the Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge in the Moxie Fab World - why don't you play too? You got plenty of time - last date for playing along is Oct. 11!!

The card is made with clear embossing powder on kraft. It is a tall slim card - I am thinking it could be handy to have a couple of those for December when giving away Christmas flowers or I might use it as a big tag on presents. Let me know what you think! The black dot on the photo is a problem with the camera ... don't know how to clean it. Think it must go to a repair man to get fixed.

Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Stamps: PTI Tree Trimming Trio
Ink: Versamark Watermark, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Other: Filigree clear embossing powder, PTI Scarlet Jewel buttons

Last but not least - a photo of my Pretty Maderia sitting in the window, waiting for me to finish up so we can go outside and clean my car :) Such a lovely dog :)

lørdag den 18. september 2010

Happily Ever Challenged #10 - A Golden Opportunity

I have been playing with PTI's Trimming Tree Trio to find a perfect layout for my christmas cards this year. One that came up is the one I am sharing today - and it fits perfectly to Ted's Happily Ever Challenged #10 - A Golden Opportunity. I used plenty of Embossing powder in Gold! A Very Goldish card.
Let me know what you think about it!

Maybe tomorrow I find time to share the other layouts that came up today.

Well here is the card I entered with to Ted's challenge:

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Stamp: PTI Trimming Trees Trio
Ink: Versamark watermark, PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI Tea chai duo
Other: Filigree Gold Embossing Powder, Filigree Clear Embossing Powder

tirsdag den 31. august 2010

Thank you Nicole

UHHH better late than never!

I made this card to Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink. Someone from the PTI forum initiated a little "Thank-you-event" to her and I wanted to participate in this because really: I am pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten hooked to papercrafting if it wasn't for PTI! - it might sound a bit strange but I am pretty sure about it. I have played around with papercrafting before - and it always made me feel like an old dusty ...something - but with PTI I feel the products are made for me and they are young and versatile ... everything I like. So Nichole - thank you for making these wonderful products - this card is for you.

Now I really have to go - it is late and I still have to take care of the pretty black mare in the stable :) She is so sweet - I love that horse :)

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Lemon tart
Ink: Versamark watermark, PTI Hibiscus burst
Other: Heroarts gems, clear embossing powder, PTI butterfly die
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams

onsdag den 18. august 2010

Aspiring to Creativity's 2nd Glimmer Challenge!

Hi there!
Its still raining here in Denmark. It is unbelievable how much water the sky can hold. Eventhough it rains a lot in Denmark it is always "moderate" - at least compared to what we see right now. Denmark doesn't have any rivers so flooded streets and houses are very unusual for us. Normally we have 67 mm of rain in August - but just today fell 70 mm in 2 hours - and worst is right now in the city Billund (maybe you better know it if I write it is the city where "LEGOLAND" is located) - 140 mm of rain the last 24 hours - and it is still raining !!!!

Anyway - enough about rain.

Dana from Aspiring to Creativity mentioned that there was a new Glimmer Challenge and of course I want to play along. You can play too - just read more here.

The challenge is to find inspiration in a pretty picture of Dana's daughter - that wasn't hard at all - she is super cute! More difficult was that I also had to use a tool or supply which I never used before. You can see the photo here.

I found some Embossing powder from Ranger which was unopened - so I settled for that, also because it was green! (Look at the Picture at Glimmer Challenge and you will know why that was good ;))

Here is the card I ended up with:

Here is a close up so you can see the embossing powder - it is a distress embossing powder, I am not sure I used it correctly. I thought there would be more crystals in it. I heated it and then rub lightly on it as indicated on the little plastic tin ... well maybe my expectations were too high for that powder.

Cardstock: standard white card from a local supplier, PTI Vintage Cream (for the butterflies)
Ink: Versamark watermark (for embossing), VersaColor Split Pea, PTI Smokey Shadow
Stamp: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Sentiment from PTI Mega Messages
Tool: PTI Butterfly Die
Other: small perls, Distress Embossing Powder Shabby Shutters

tirsdag den 17. august 2010

Happy Birthday again

August is a month full of birthdays for my family. So here is yet a birthday card.

When I started working on this card I only knew that I wanted to use my new Pure Poppy buttons, and since I really like cards with stitches I wanted that too. But 1: I don't have a sowing machine, and 2: I have always been really bad at sowing. So I ended up just "imitating" stitches - not too sure how well that turned out....
If you have a good suggestion / technique of how to make the stitches look more real / better I would love to hear that from you.

Then I tried a new technique "masking", so my area for the frame was free of background stamp. It seemed to work ok - but I don't think you can see that on the photo.

Supplies for this card are:
Cardstock: standard cream card from local supplier, PTI Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Text style I, PTI Everyday button bits, PTI Fillable Frames #1
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Sand, PTI New Leaf, VersaFine Satin Red, VersaColor Bark
Tools: Martha Stewart Doily Punch

torsdag den 12. august 2010

Unexpected Colors

A new day - a new challenge!
Today I saw that the blog "Simplicity" host a one layer challenge using unexpected colors - from what I understood it is an ongoing thing with a new challenge every wednesday. But I have to admit - I didnt read it carefully through. Just thought "YEAH - I am going to participate in that" - you can participate too - just look here

I decided to make a dreamy card of a summer tree in unexpected colors. I love those colors mixed together.

Maybe the photo is not the best - it does seem a bit unclear/blured...Sorry about that!

My supplies are:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, VersaColor 38 Sky Blue, PTI Enchanted Evening
Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, PTI Sentiment Everyday Button Bits

onsdag den 11. august 2010

Its a wonderful world

Hi to you!

Today I was reminded that the world is wonderful and it can end to soon!
Remember to charish every day and those amongst you....

I am sharing a card I made using Hero Arts and PTI stamps. The small pink flowers are embossed and the peacock image is distressed a lot. I like how the card turned out, what do you think? There is no sentiment - because I didn't have any sentiment stamp suitable for the card's purpose.

My supplies for this card is:
Stamps: Hero Arts Peacock, PTI Text Style, PTI Out on a limb
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, VersaColor Brown 54, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Embossing powder: Filigree Clear
Other: Small Perls

søndag den 8. august 2010

Happy Birthday

Juhuuuuu...its me again with a Birthday Card posting.
I made it for my aunt who has her birthday later this month.

I wanted a purple-ish card for her, so the pattern papers from Papertrey Ink were just great for the purpose.

My supplies for this card are:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Pattern Paper: PTI Guide Lines Patterned Paper Collection (6" x 6") and for the ballones I snatched some flowers from PTI Pattern Paper Beautiful Blooms.
Ribbon: PTI Saddle Stitch Ribbon Plum Pudding
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Bits and sentiment from PTI Fillable Frames #1
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Other: EK Success transparent plastic stickers ... no idea what they are called.

Happily Ever Challenged #9

Hi there,

So it is sunday today and the weather is grey. Hmmmm - hope the sun will be out later.

A couple of days ago I saw that Happily Ever Crafter posted a challenge (you can play along here - the challenge is to create an easy card, using only one layer of stamping. I wanted to make something simple - but enden up with a colorful card. Those lovely fruits just wanted to be inked up :)

Here is my card:

My supplies for this card are:
Cardstock: PTI Soft Stone
Stamps: PTI Fruitful
Ink: PTI Green Leaf, PTI Ripe Avocado, PTI Orange Zest, PTI Raspberry Fizz, VersaColor 54 Brown, VersaColor 12 Marigold, VersaFine Satin Red

tirsdag den 3. august 2010

Live your bliss

HI to everyone reading this blog post :)

I have decided to share a card with you today - I have made quite a few lately and the one I am sharing today is made specifically for my dad who loves old stamps (no not stamps for papercrafting ... stamps for letters). I like to think of the stories old stamps have with them - just imagien them travelling around the world on ships and trains while carrying important messages of love, life and politics.

So I have tried to make him a birthday card which captures a sense of stamps and travelling.

The print inside the card is Happy Birthday.


Cardstock: Cream standard card, brownish Bazill paper
Stamps: Hero arts Branch Background, PTI Text style I, Sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink Versamark watermark, Hero arts shadow ink soft sand, VersaColor red
Pattern Paper: Grafic45 Communique

søndag den 4. juli 2010

Christmas in July

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the waaaaay.

I saw that Jill posted a christmas card challenge on her blog Anjillic Creations - and the challenge is to make a christmas card. You can play along too - just check out the challenge here.

I want to participate because lately I have been thinking about what to do with christmas cards this year. So this card was sort of a kick-starter and making this card made me realize that I definitely need to buy some christmas stamps once I get home from vacation. Because I only have Holiday Wishes from PTI...I am not really quick at making a card, so if I need to make christmas cards I have to start early!

Thanks for posting the challenge Jill - it was fun to play along. Although the true christmas spirit was hard to find without christmas cookies and candles (just dont have any cookies in the house and burning candles in this heat would be crazy!!). But I enjoyed making the card on my balcony in the nice summer weather.

Here is my card:

And here are my supplies:
Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye - LUSH collection, red medium polka dot / stribe paper and from same collection Red Damask Paper.
Ink - from VersaColor Onxy black and Red Satin
Stamps - frame from PTI Fillable frames and PTI sentiment from Holiday wishes

I used cork for the frame, and used a standard cream card.

Volá - Merry Christmas.

Aspiring to Creativity's 1st Glimmer Challenge!

Well I am tempted to start off by writing: Oh time does go fast ...
It seems I have not been able to upload any cards on my blog as I promised to myself in last entry. Anyway :)

I saw that Aspiring to Creativity had a challenge - and I thought: I want to play along before my vacation starts on Wednesday.

It was quite funny to make this card, and it incorporates 6 different colors. I was quite surprised to see that I had all six colors in my supplies ... :)

Here is my card for this challenge:

I apologize for the picture quality - but yesterday my canon camera broke (LOVELY! just 3 days before the vacation.......)

My supplies for this card are:
- Versa color Split Pea, Bark, Sky Blue
- Versamark water mark
- PTI Fresh snow
- PTI Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Lemon tart and dark chocolate
Pattern paper PTI Bitty dot in color moss green
Stamp PTI Guidelines, Sentiment from PTI Through Trees and some leaves from a cling (not really sure where or who I got that from).
- further I used a single perl and and a standard white card.

Well that is all for now :)
Thank you for looking at my card.

Have a nice summer

torsdag den 13. maj 2010

Time goes by .. oh so fast

Hey there! Well I am still here and my blog is not abandoned!

I did do a lot of stamping - but I didn't find time to take photos and upload my work here. What a pity! Well, I must change that in the future! I will try to keep a promise to myself of uploading once a week.

Here are some cards I made yesterday with new stamps I purchased from Hero Arts.

The first one is the Peacock card - I saw Dawn McVey's Peacock birthday card and fell head over heels in love with the Peacock stamp. I just had to have it and I used Dawn's design to kickstart my use of this stamp.

My supplies for this card are:
Blank card from Creative Card Making
Cardstock: PTI sweet blush, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI vintage cream
Accents: cream perls
Martha Stewart Doily lace punch
Stamp: Hero Arts Peacock with a sentiment from a stamp collection which I have forgotten where I got from :)

Second card I will share with you today is also a Hero Arts stamp "Garden Silhouette"

My supplies for this card are:
Blank card from Creative Card Making
Cardstock: PTI spring moss
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado
Accents: red gems from Hero Arts, PTI Ribbon ripe avocado
Stamp: Hero Arts Garden Silhouette, sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed messages

Well thats all for today :) Thanks for looking.

tirsdag den 9. februar 2010


PTI issued a new challenge today (day 9 of the incredible anniversary!). The challenge is to design a card using the favorites colors of one of the design team members.

I have choosen Maile's colors: Kraft, dark chocolate, enchanted evening and raspberry fish.

If you want to know more about this challenge look here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/

This is my card:

My supplies were:
Cardstock: PTI dark chocolate, PTI kraft, PTI raspberry Fizz
Ink: Versamark clear, PTI enchanted evening, PTI raspberry fizz, Tsukineko brown
Stamps: Guide Lines Two, Everyday Button Bits
Embellishes: Small clear swarowski stones

fredag den 5. februar 2010

PTI - Emboss Resist Challenge ?!??!

Today Papertrey announced an Emboss Resist Challenge.
Nicole Heady has made an illustrative video about this technic. It looks very very easy ... so although I had a busy afternoon I wanted to give it a shot. Ehhh 3 hours later I have to conclude: it is not very easy for a newbie .... :) and to be honest I am not quite sure I got the "emboss resist" right.

But the finished result is a card (and I had fun!!) and there is room for perfection - unfortunately I do not have more time today because I am packing bags for a tradefair week-end in Cologne.

I dapped my embossed stars with marigold ink and orange zest. So voila - that is my emboss resist until I learn more about it.

Here is my card:

My supplies were:
Cardstock: PTI dark chocolate, PTI summer sunrise and and no-name white cardstock from my local paper shop
Patterned paper: PTI "Bitty Dot Basics"
Ink: Versamark clear, marigold and orange zest
Emboss power: Filigreen white
PTI Stamps: Out on a limb, Mega mixed messages

tirsdag den 2. februar 2010

PTI - Challenge day 2

Happy Anniversary to everyone at PTI!

I have been lucky to find you as one of the first stamp companies while venturing into the world of card making :) And now I do not have to search for other because I love your designs and paper.

This is my first card post - I look forward to posting more and participating in new challenges.

fredag den 15. januar 2010

This is Maderia

This is my dog "Maderia".
She is a great Jack Russell Terrier from 2008. We named her after the island "Maderia" (not the alcohol!!) because it is exceptionally beautiful. If you have a chance to go there you shouldn't miss the opportunity.
Maderia is always by my side.