söndag 23 september 2018

Entomology card


Today I will show a card made with a lot of Tim Holtz products again.

For the background I used the Stitched rectangle die from Sizzix to cut out a piece from Distress heavystock and used crackle paste through one of Tim:s ministencils in some random areas. On some other random areas I used Distress resist spray through the same stencil. (Don,t forget to clean the stencil directly). Then I dipped and spritz the background in Old paper Distress Oxide. Repeated until I was happy with the result. Dried with a heat tool between the layers. Then I used Vintage photo Distress oxide around the edges to distress it.

I have used the Entomology stamp set CMS 328 from Stampers anonymous for the focal point on this card. I fuzzy cut the stamped images (I don,t have the die, yet), and coloured them with Distress ink,s in various colors. Then I stamped the same images on vellum papers and repeted the same steps. I have used that technique in an earlier project I have made, the Nature tag. I like it a lot because it give such dimension and "life" to the project.

I monted the stamped images on a piece of Distress media heavystock that was die cut with the Plank die som Sizzix and then I used the 3D embossingfolder Lumber. Great effect! I used Distress oxide in Hicory smoke and Stormy sky to color the "lumber". And distressed the edges with Distress Oxide in Vintage photo. Under the lumber I used the honeycomb die from Sizzix and cut it out in Coredinations kraft cardstock,

The ticket is stamped with the Ticket booth stampset CMS 337, and colored with DOX in Old paper and Vintage photo. I cut the ticker out with the coordinating die, so convinient!

The number is stamped in Archival ink Jet black, with the stampset Correspondence CMS 225, one of my favorite sets.

I like the crackled pattern from the stencil.

I mounted the card on some cardboard and used DOX Old paper on the edges. And finished the card off with a wrap and bow from seam binding band.

I will try this card in the following challenges:

Frilly and funkie , - All creatures great and small challenge
Stamps and stencils, Anything goes

Thank you so much for visiting, 

Have a nice day, 


måndag 17 september 2018

Birthdaycard for a friend

Hello and welcome, 

Today I will show a birthdaycard for a friend who turned 60 in June.

I have used paper from Prima, Engraver collection and the stamp are from Kenny K.

I have used dies from Magnolia, Sizzix Tim Holtz and Go Create. The stamp is colored with Distress reinkers and Distress inks.
The card is built with many layers to create dimension.

Thanks for visiting, 

Have a  nice day, 


tisdag 21 augusti 2018

Lucky card

Hello, and welcome.

It's been a while since I posted something on my blog. I have enjoyed the Swedish summer, with lots of sun and warm weather. And a lot of swimming to ;)

Now to my project, what suits better than a "Lucky" card?

I started with a piece of cardboard that I coloured with Distress crayon in Forest moss. The I cut two pieces of panels with the Stitched rectangles die from Sizzix, Tim Holtz.
The back panel is coloured with Distress Oxide in Peeled paint and Distress crayon in Forest moss. Then I stamped the lady bug random with black Archival ink.

The next panel is Distress Oxide Peeled paint and Distress crayon in Forest moss and then stamped with the small text background stamp from Tim Holtz, Stampers anonymous set Entomology CMS 328.

The small panel with the ladybug is Forest moss Distress oxide and then the same textstamp in black Archival ink.

The ladybug is coloured with Distress ink in Candied apple and with a clear embossing layer on top.

The Pennants and the text are from Tim´s stamp set Pennants CMS 330. I stamped the Pennants with Distress Oxide in Peeled paint on white card, and in Candied apple on black card. The text are stamped with black Archival ink.

Under the small panel I put some Peeled paint Oxide coloured cheesecloth, for some extra dimension.

As a decoration I put a string and a  Tim Holtz ideaology Story stick, which I put som white Distress crayon on to accentuate the word Lucky.
I also put on an ideaology star, and two small diecut stars from one of Tims dies.

I mounted my panels on to a black card base.

I will try this card in this challenge:

Craft Stamper - TIMI challenge, August, Anything goes.

Thanks a lot for visiting,


måndag 2 juli 2018

Air Mail card

Hello and welcome,

Today I want to share a card with Air mail theme. I have used Tim Holtz products on this card.

As a base I have used Coredinations cardstock and Tim Holtz paper stash Correspondence in layers, diecut with Thinlits Stitched rectangles. On the background I used Distress Heavystock which I dipped and spritzed in Faded jeans Distress oxide. Then I coloured one of Tim´s embossingfolders with Distress Oxide in Candied apple and embossed. 
I stamped the background with some of Tim´s stampsets, CMS331 Merchant and CMS339 Mailart.

To decorate the card I used two stamps from CMS 225 Correspondence, and embossed with black embossingpowder, and cut out.

I fastened the arrow with an Ideaology memo pin. 

I wrapped a string around the card and decorated with an Ideaology Adornments souvenir, aeroplane.
On the top of the card I placed an ephemera piece from ephemera pack - Emporium.

The small number in the bottom and top is a stamp from CMS225 Correspondence.


Thanks so much for visiting, 


torsdag 28 juni 2018

Birthday card for my Father

Hello and Welcome,

Today I have a shaker card to show you.

I have made this card for my Father who had his birthday in the beginning of June. I was inspired to make a shakercard after I saw a "bee card" made by the talented Zoe Hillman a while ago.

My Father like numbers so I went for a shakercard with numbers inside. I chose his year, month and day of birth to put in to the card. 420607.
I made the numbers from Tim´s Wordplay die, cut from chipboard and then covered them with Distress oxide treated Heavy cardstock. The background of the card is also made on Distress Heavystock and Distress Oxides. I have also used some of Tim Holtz stencils and transparent gloss texture pase. Some words and numbers are also made with DOX through a stencil.

For the "frame" I used the Tim Holtz Pipeline die. One of many favourites. :) I treated the pipes with Grit paste, Distress oxides and Distress Crayons, to achieve the old and a little bit rusty look.

I decorated the "window" with my "Father,s numbers", using Tim Holtz Label letters. 

On top of the card I used one of Tim´s new Ideaology pieces Adornments Foundry, which I aged with Distress crayons and fastened with Ideaology star.

The wheel is "painted" with Crackle paint in Aged mahogany, and then Black soot Distress crayon to get the crackles more visible.

On the bottom of the card I placed an Ideaology star, painted with Distress colour and Black soot Distress crayon.
As you can see I have used a lot of Tim´s products.
Finally I wrapped some rusty wire around my card. 

I will try this card in the following challenges:

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Hope you all have a nice summer.

Thanks so much for visiting.


söndag 6 maj 2018

Nature tag

Hello and welcome!

Today I will show a tag I made with nature theme. I´m so happy that many of my new Tim Holtz products finally arrived. This time I have used the new stamp set Entomology CMS 328 together with a lot of other of his products.

For the background I used Distress Oxide´s in Walnut stain and Vintage photo, I also used a stencil, a remnant rub, the text stamp from Entomology set and som design tape. The edges are distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink and Gathered twigs Distress crayon. I love the consistency of the crayons. 

For the word "nature" I stamped with my cling foam stamps, "type lower" using an offwhite Deco art acrylic paint and then stamped a little offset over it with Distress oxide in Walnut stain. Love that effect. Easy, cool and effectful!
Here you can se the metallic sticker closer. I sanded it and used Walnut stain Distress ink to get a more distressed look. 

The insects are all first stamped on the tag with Jet black Archival ink, then stamped on watercolour paper and painted with Distress markers and Distress ink. Fuzzy cut. Finally I stamped them on wellum and used black embossing powder, then fuzzy cut. I layered them up with some 3D tape.

1940 is a stamp from the Correspondence set. 

Here you can see the remnant rub. (the numbers)


Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a nice evening, 


tisdag 24 april 2018

Rusty "steel" tag


Today I will share a tag made on Tando Creative substrate, and Andy Skinner´s techniques.
I like the industrial look a lot and my idea was to create a tag that should look like a rusty piece of steel. Therefore I started off with the grey background and put on some rusty details such as rusty wire and a rusty washer. 

 Stencils and stamps from Andy Skinner, (Tando Creative and Stampendous). Paints, texture sand paste and modeling paste from Deco art.

Some close ups; 

Have a nice evening,