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Blog break!

2020-07-10 20:07 | 0 kommentarer

Hi crafty friends!


I am taking a break from the blog, to decide whether to close it down or to keep it. 

In the meantime I hope you can find inspiration from my previous blog posts!

You can find me on Instagram though! Hope to see you there!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 


Christmas in June!

2020-06-23 11:13 | 0 kommentarer

Hi there crafty friends!

I have made two more Christmas cards for my challenge/goal
to make two Christmas cards per month, January-September.
It feels so good to add two more to my stash!


For these two cards I have used the "Cozy & Warm"
digi stamp, by Lili of the Valley, on Etsy. I couldn´t resist
this little gang cozying up by the fire place! 


As you can see their fur is lighting up from the crackeling fire!

I have wanted to try this glow technique for such a long time
and recently I found a very helpful video tutorial by
Sandy Allnock showing how to color this glow from the fire! 


The sentiment is from the "Winter Scripty Sentiments" set, by Lawn Fawn.


Images and carpet were colored with Copic markers.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Just because!

2020-06-14 23:40 | 1 kommentarer


Today´s just because card was made using a digital stamp by
Krista Smith! This image is called "International Women's Day".


I love Krista´s images for coloring skin, hair and eyes!
There are so many cute images in her shop, for every occasion!
When I started coloring this pretty girl I had no idea she
would end up with a pink colored top with gray and black striped arms!
The only thing I knew was I wanted a soft green subtle background
and denim trousers. To match that background I colored
her hair band green. That pink was a bright and beautiful contrast! 


 I colored her with Copic markers. For the background I 
used Distress ink Mowed Lawn, blended with a blending 
brush for just a subtle shade, fading into the white card stock.

When colored I cut her out using my Scan n Cut and
adhered her to the panel with double sided tape.


 Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Stay home & pet a dog/pet a cat!

2020-06-11 11:37 | 0 kommentarer


I came across the most adorable digital images, in
the 7 kids craft store!  At the moment they are freebies!
So generous, thank you! 

This stamp set is called "Stay home & pet a dog/pet a cat!
I made my card using both the cat and dog. I chose to not 
stamp a sentiment, as this card is great for so many occasions!


I had so much fun moving the images around when creating
my little scene! Should the shelf be smaller or larger?
Placed on the left handside or on the right? Where to
place the dog bed? Should I shrink the kitty further and let her
sleep in the dog bed too? The possibilities are endless! Decisions, decisions!

That is the great thing about digi stamps, 
 you can change the size of the images to fit your projects!


When finished coloring the images with Copic markers,
(still in pink mode!) I felt I needed some extra cute, fun and interesting
details!I decided to go for a black and white rug. I was also thinking
to add some kind of wall paper and came to the conclusion that I
didn´t want to use just a patterned paper.
(And all the extra job of fuzzy cutting the images!)


Looking through my stamp sets I found a small heart that was perfect! 
I didn´t mask the images, just covered the actual part 
of the images with a piece of scrap paper as I was moving my panel 
around in my Stamping tool, stamping little hearts here and there!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Critter color reference chart!

2020-06-08 14:01 | 3 kommentarer


I spent several nights last
week coloring critters, on a mission...

To make a color reference chart!
I do have one for skin tones and hair, and I realised
I also need a quick guide for when I color critters too!

I stamped and colored the critters I use the most.


 When finished coloring, I ran the ones I don´t have
dies for through my Scan n Cut. I adhered them with
double sided tape to a sheet of white cardstock
and wrote the color combo down beside each and every one! 


This will save me so much time!
And it will be easy to apply these color
combo´s on other critters as well! 


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Birthday squad!

2020-06-04 12:01 | 0 kommentarer

Hi there crafty friends!

Today´s card is a colorful birthday card made using my all
time favorite Mama Elephant stamp set, "Party Animals"!


I also used a banner stamp by Gummiapan for this birthday squad!


There was a lot of masking going on!
I often choose to stamp and mask rather then stamp the images up and
run them through my Scan n Cut (for the sets that I don´t have dies for)
and then put a scene together. The latter is much easier, but I like the
result of coloring and masking even though it takes time and planning ahead.


 I started out with a stitched die cut panel, stamped and masked the images.
When finished I fuzzy cut the images on the top half of the panel,
leaving a white border. The stiched border was left at the bottom of the panel.
I stamped the banner on another panel. Once colored, with Copic markers,
I used light blue B01 and B00 for a soft and subtle shadow around the banners.

To get a similar soft shading behind the images I used
Distress ink Tumbled Glass, blended with a blending brush!


I assembled the two stitched panels using double sided tape and
glue for the smaller parts. I matted the panels on black cardstock
and then on to white, popping it on foam dots for dimension on the card base!

To finish off the card I used a white gel pen for the polka
dots on the banners, party hats and the ribbons on the
boxes. I applied a light wash of Wink of Stella on the
balloons and to the frosting on the cake!

The sentiment is from the "Many Everyday messages" set by Hero Arts.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Skin & hair online class!

2020-05-26 16:47 | 0 kommentarer


I purchased the Kit & Clowder Skin and hair class on their 
Black Friday sale back in 2018, and was planning to start the class 
in January of 2019 as when all the Christmas cards are made and sent 
I usually lose my mojo for a while and I thought it would be a perfect 
opportunity to gain some new knowledge and practice coloring skin and hair.

Skin and Hair Technique Class

But at that time I was just starting an assignment as a DT member.
With my full attention on making cards there was
not time enough left for me to also focus on an online class as well.

 Jump fast forward to March of 2020, when Kathy announced 
that there was going to be yet another 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
That was my que to finally focus my attention on coloring skin and hair!


Six lessons and 27 assignments later I am happy to say I have
finished the class! And I have come to the conclusion that straight
hair is so much easier to color than curls or waves! LOL!
And yes, I know it takes a lot of practice to improve!


This class was so much fun and also challenging!
Alyce is an amazing teacher, watching her videos is so relaxing!


 These pictures are just some of the images I colored in class, 
I have posted all my colored assignments on Instagram!


The wavy long hair in the picture above, so pretty and so challenging!


I never knew zombie and vampire skin was so much fun to color!


So cool that you can get a totally different look by using different colors!


This mermaid image I blew up in size to be
able to really blend and work on the details!


No line coloring, it´s so interesting to see how an image
comes to life in a totally different way then with black lines!


Kit and Clowder has so many awesome online classes,
for both markers and pencils. If you are new to Kit and Clowder
online classes and maybe markers too, I recommend to start
with the free Markers 101 class, it´s all about lightsource
basics, blending, maintenance and more!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Christmas in May!

2020-05-18 10:51 | 0 kommentarer


These are my Christmas cards for the month of May!
I am so happy I am sticking to my challenge (goal) of making two
Christmas cards a month from January through September/October.
It feels so good to add two more cards to my stash!


For these cards I used the poinsettia stamp "Sparkler" by Penny
Black. I heat embossed the outlines with gold embossing powder.
I colored the poinsettias with Copic markers RV66-55-52
and V000. I masked the images once colored to blend Distress
inks for the background, using Candied Apple and a little
Black Soot in the corners and along the edges for some depth.


I splashed droplets of water on the panel for some extra
interest!  The sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan, from the
2019 advent calender. I heat embossed the sentiment in
gold to match the outlines of the poinsettias and the matting! 


I matted my ink blended panel on to a beautiful golden panel 
and a pink one to go with the color of the poinsettias! 
I then popped them onto foam dots for dimension! 

I added a wash of Wink of Stella, in color 
clear to the poinsettias to finish off the card!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Slimline mice card!

2020-05-06 15:35 | 0 kommentarer


Today I share a slimline card made
using some of the fun mice from the "Les Pabos-
Les Rats Des Villes" set by Katzel Kraft!
The balloon is from the "Balloon Bunch Buddies"
set by Clearly Besotted and the sentiment stamp
is from the "Fancy sayings" set, also by Clearly Bestted.


I wanted to cutify these mice, to soften their looks
a bit. So I stamped the images using grey ink for
no-line coloring and colored with Copic markers!


I prefer to make top fold cards and haven´t found
slimline top fold card bases anywhere, so I made
my own by adhering two pieces of cardstock with double
sided tape, the joint is on the back of the card, at the top!  


I have found it difficult to find colorful envelopes for
slimline cards here in Sweden, the only one I have come
across are dull pink or dull blue and I want bright ones
to match my cards which usually are bright and colorful.


So I decided to make my own envelope for this card 
and thought I share a very simple and basic tutorial...
but I found a really great tutorial on YouTube by 
Jenny Card Designs, so I link to that instead, 
as her envelope looks so much fancier than my!


I share a few more pictures of the cards instead
of a tutorial! Below is the front of the card,
I added a strip of rainbow patterned paper for some
extra pops of color. I love this paper from the
"Over the rainbow" 6"x6" pad by Honey Bee Stamps.
All of the papers in this pad are so pretty!


Below is the inside of the card and I wanted the inside
to match the front and added a strip of the same patterned
paper but put it on the opposite side to the front!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Time to celebrate!

2020-04-28 16:03 | 0 kommentarer


Today´s Birthday card was made using some of
my favorite Curvy Girls from Stampingbella!


As I didn´t want the card to be too busy, I left a little white space at the top
and decided to place the images along the bottom edge of the die cut panel. 


I colored the images with Copic markers, the blue shadow was also colored
with Copics. I used a white gel pen for the dots on the pink dress.
A little glitter was also added to the flowers and to the icing on the cake!


The sentiment is from the "Fancy Sayings" set by Clearly Besotted!
The rainbow colored striped paper was a perfect match to the colored images! 


I love it when I get a card with a little surprise detail on the inside when 
I open the card! When I make a card and send it I unfortunately most 
often forget that fun little detail. But this time I remembered! 

I stamped and colored the Curvy Girls Besties on the inside of the card!  


Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Rainbow birthday card!

2020-04-23 14:38 | 0 kommentarer

Hi there!

I was so inspired by Silvia´s beautiful rainbow/unicorn card
from a while back and I had to make a rainbow sky for my card too! 


This cute image is a freebie from Making Cards Magazine,
from their star sign digi stamp series, and this is Virgo!
Loving these cute ladies and how great that they are freebies!

And what I love about digi stamps in general is that
you can resize the image to fit your individual pojects! 


For my rainbow background I used Distress inks; Candied Apple, Ripe
Persimon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet. 


For the clouds I used the cloud border die from the
"Landscape Trio" die set, by Mama Elephant. I die cut my rainbow
colored panel into three pieces to make some subtle details.

I  cut out a white cloud on which I stamped the sentiment.
This sentiment is from the "Many Everyday Messages" set by Hero Arts.


I colored miss Virgo with Copic markers, cut her out with my
Scan n Cut and popped her on some foam dots for dimension!


 Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Christmas in April!

2020-04-16 12:19 | 0 kommentarer


If you follow me on Instagram you may recognize these cute
carolers from my coloring for day 3 of the April, 30 day coloring challenge!

They have finally made it to cards and completing my two
Christmas cards per month challenge for the month of April!


The image is a digi stamp from Lily of the Valley on Etsy. 
Search; lotv digi stamps and you´ll find so many cute digi stamps!


The images were colored with Copic markers, for the
background/pink sky I blended Distress Oxide Inks; 
Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet!

The sentiment stamp is from the
"Sing its Christmas" set, by Clearly Besotted.


 Thank you for stopping by today!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Curvy girls birthday card!

2020-04-12 20:10 | 0 kommentarer


Today´s card is my coloring from day 29 of
Kathy´s March-20 "30 Day coloring challenge".


I stamped, masked and colored a whole bunch of
Stampingbella´s Curvy girls for a fun birthday card!

I used; Curvy girl loves coffee, eats cake, with a
cocktail, gardener, besties and loves the beach!


Images were colored with Copic markers, I
applied Stickles to some of the flowers, the
cocktails and the cake for som glitz and glamour
as I know the recipient of the card loves a little glitter!


The sentiment stamp is from the "Fancy sayings" set by Clearly Besotted.


 Thank you for stopping by!

Visa källbilden Tina 

Easter bunny!

2020-04-06 09:17 | 0 kommentarer


I usually don´t make and send many Easter cards,
but this year I feel I need to send a few, to let people know
I think about them during this strange, different and difficult
time and cheer them up with Happy mail.


For this card I have used the cute Easter bunny which is a FREE!!! 
digi stamp from Clearly Besotted! Yay and thank you Clearly Besotted!
They actually have a few free digi´s at the moment, so hop on over
to their website and download, you´ll find them in the Digi Stamp section! 


I colored the bunny with Copic markers. The background was
made using a stencil, "Splat it",  also by Clearly Besotted.
I blended Distress inks, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,
Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet, with my ink blending tool!

I used a white gel pen for the highlights on the ink splat!


The bunny was cut out with my Scan n Cut and adhered
to the card base with foam dots for some dimension!


 Thank you for stopping by!

Visa källbilden Tina 


2020-03-23 14:34 | 0 kommentarer


Today I share a quick CAS just-because card!


For this card I used the cute bunny from the "Love notes"
set, by Clearly Besotted. The "Hi" comes with the "Tiny
Townie Penelope has a pencil" stamp by Stampingbella.
The post-it note is from the "Sticky notes" set by Mama Elephant.


I stamped the bunny, made a mask using masking
paper to cover the bunny and then stamped the post-it
note. The images were colored with Copic
markers, then cut out with my Scan n Cut.

 I used a blender brush to blend the Distress Oxide Ink 
Picked Raspberry seamless on the white cardstock. 


I used foam dots for dimension when
adhering the image to the background panel!

 Thank you for stopping by today!
Visa källbilden Tina 

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Critter color reference chart!
Birthday squad!
Skin & hair online class!
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Slimline mice card!
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