onsdag 25 september 2019

Birthday card for my Mother

Hello and welcome,

Time for another birthday card here in September. This time it is for my Mother.
I made a card using Tim Holtz dies, stencil, Distress ink`s, stamps and more.

  I started with the heart. I used the die Faceted heart 664156, from TH Sizzix, and cut it out from Mixed media heavystock. Then I used Distress Oxide in Candied apple, after that Disress ink in the same color. I stamped the text stamp from Entomology set CMS 328 with black Archival ink. Sprayed some Distress resist spray for some glossy details. I also sparayed some water, to get the nice drops. Weathered wood Distress ink around all the edges. I glued two hardware heads to the heart as well.

For the background I used Mixed media cardstock, and Crackle paste through a TH stencil. Painted it with Distress paint in Weathered wood and some Distress Oxide on top. Then Chipped sapphire Distress crayon on top to get the crackle more visible. Then I did some stitching it with my sewing machine. 

I took a Ideaology Baseboard frame and put some Crackle paste on random places, then Weathered wood DOX and again Chipped sapphire crayon. I used a remnant rub in the upper left corner of the frame, with No 74. Suitable, as my Mom turned 74 years. 
The flowers in the heart is from Ideaology bouquet, colored with Peeled paint DOX spray and Distress ink´s. I tied them together with a thin string.The sticker "Let´s celebrate" is an Ideology sticker Quatations.
I took some cheese cloth and colored it with Old paper DOX and then Walnut stain Distress ink, wrapped it around the frame. The greenry is from a Sizzlits die, Spring greenery. I used the same colors for the greenery as for the cheese cloth.

The Ladybug is also a stamp from Entomology set, which I diecut with the coordinating die set. colored with Distress ink, and put some Glossy accent on.

Here you can see the heart and the frame in a close up.

I diecut a plank from watercolor cardstock using the Planks die 662705, and colored it with Weathered wood DOX and Walnut stain Distress ink. On the plank I put a Ideaology Quotechip, which I sanded the edges on and colored with Distress crayon in Chipped sapphire,  with 3D adhesive and two hardware heads. I used Alcohol ink in Mushroom to color all the hardware heads.

I cut a panel out of Coredinations cardstock in light green, sanded and put som Crackle paste on random places and mounted card onto that. 
Then I cut a panel from an old pair of jeans and mounted the card on. Distressed the edges of the jeans fabric. Finally mounted it to a black cardblank.

I will participate in the following challenges with this card;

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 


lördag 21 september 2019

Another Birthday card

Hello and welcome,

Today I will show a Birthday card I have made with one of my Flower dies, 661808 Wildflowers #2, and 3D folder, Botanical from Tim Holtz.

I started with the backpanels and cut two pieces in different sizes from Watercolor cardstock. Using my ink blending tool and colored with Weathered wood, Iced spruce and finally Stormy sky Distress Oxide. (from bottom to top). Then I sprayed with Walnut stain Distress Oxide spray on the lower part of the panel. Tried also to get some "splaches" on the top part.

On the bigger panel I stamped the Entomology text stamp, CMS328, with Walnut stain Distress oxide on the background.

The smaller panel I embossed with the 3D Texture fades Botanical, inked the raised areas with Distress ink in Stormy sky.

I matted both of the panels on a purple sanded Kraft cardstock panel. Then again matted that panel on a Metallic Kraft cardstock which I also sanded and Distressed the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. I used 3D adhesive between all the layers to create depth.

Then I started to make the flowers. I diecut them from watercolor cardstock and painted them with Distress ink´s in different purple colors with Tim Holtz watercolor brush.

I also stamped some bumblebees on watercolor cardstock using the Entomology stamp set CMS328. I stamped the wings on wellum paper as well and cut them out and glued just the inner edge of the wing  above the ordinary wings for dimension. I colored them all with Distress inks.

I diecut some borders with 664178 Crochet, inked them with Old paper Distress Oxide and then Walnut Stain Distress ink, crinkled them and glued them in place. 

 I colored a Ideaology pen nib with Mushroom Alcohol ink and glued it on the diecuts with Distress Collage medium.

I glued a Metallic sticker Quotation on a piece of sturdy cardstock, sanded the edges and glued to the panel.

I stamped a small number stamp in the left hand corner, using CMS225, Correspondence and black Archival ink.

Under the smaller panel I tucked two tickets which I have stamped with Ticket booth, CMS 337, and diecut using the coordinating dies. So convenient! I used Distress inks on the tags.

Here you can see all my layers. Finally mounted with 3D adhesive to a black cardblank.

Thanks a lot for visiting, 


Birthday card for my Father

Hello and welcome,

It is a while since I posted something here, so now it´s about time. The summer has been the main reason to why it´s been quiet here. We have had a very nice summer and now I´m looking forward to a snowy winter.

Now to my project; my Father had his birthday back in June and I made him a card with a theme that is very close to my heart, the street where I grew up. First time I saw this Tim Holtz die I knew what to do with it, but it has taken a few years to actually use it for this. Ha ha. . I grew up in a quite small town in Sweden and on a street where many children was raised. We were out playing all free time, in the woods and on the grass, so many happy memories.

I used Distress Mixed media Heavystock for all the paperdetails on this card, and I used Distress ink´s both for the background and to color the diecuts. The die I used is Tim Holtz Sizzix die 661811, Cityscape Suburbia. The text die is a Tim Holtz Sizzlits, called Typeset.

Åsgatan is the name of the street, and number 10 is the house were I grew up, and where my parents still live.

Some close up piqtures:

Here you can see a photo of the real Åsgatan ;)

Thank you so much for visiting, and welcome back another time.


söndag 7 juli 2019

12 of June Birthday card

Hello and welcome,

Today I will show a card I have made for my lovely husband. His birthday is 12:th of June but the card wasn´t finished in time. But now it´s finished and given to him.
The products I have used are from TimHoltz.

I started to use some remnant rubs - Numbers, on random places, on Distress mixed media heavystock, to get a resist effect. Like it very much! Number 12 is also a Remnant rub.
Then I stamped the cogstamp from Inventor 7, CMS 374, with white acrylic paint, also as a resist. Unfortunately it is very hard to see it. I then stamped the same stamp with Jet black Archival ink, (second generation, cause I didn´t want it to be to black). I stitched around the edges with green thread with my sewing machine.

Then I inked my craftsheet with Distress Oxide in Vintage photo and spritzed it with water then dipped the background in the ink. Then I did the same with Distress ink in Forest moss. Like the look of the mix from Oxide and ink. I used Distress crayon in Forest moss around the edges.

Then I stamped the Proffessor from CMS373, with Jet black Archival ink, and colored him with Distress inks. I also stamped the "circle" from the same set with Plum Archival ink. The "numbers" in the circle is also from the same set, stamped with Jet black. I used my sewing machine to stitch the circle to the card.

The frame around the Professor is made from cardboard and colored with Peeled paint Distress Oxide.

The heart is made from the Fauceted heart die, colored with Aged mahogany and Fired Brick Distress oxides. Then Grit paste on the edges, and finally Aged mahogany Distress crayon on the Grit paste.

The cog under the Ideaology numeric "66" is made from chipboard with the 661817 Industrial
 Bigz die. "66" is by the way the year my husband is born. I used Grit paste on the cog, then Vintage photo Distress Oxide spray and then Distress crayon in Forest moss.
I used "66" from Ideaology Numeric and panited them with green acrylic paint, then sanded the "front".

"JUNE" is cut out from Kraft Cardstock, which I sanded. Then I cut it out again in off white cardstock, for the offset shadow. I used the Alphanumeric 3/4", 660056. I mounted the letters on the card with 3D adhesive to get some dimension.

The star is painted with green acrylic paint. The bolt is from another project I made, diecut from chipboard, then metallic cardstock, sanded and inked with Walnut stain ink. 

Here you can see the resist the Remnant rub gives. Like it!

I mounted the background on dark red and green sanded Kraft cardstock with 3D adhesive between the layers. Then mounted on black card.

I will try this card in a challenge over at  Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge, Make your own background.

Thank you very much for visiting, 


söndag 30 juni 2019

Happy 4:th of July

Hello and welcome,

Today I will share a card with 4:th of July theme. I have used lot´s of Tim Holtz products to made this card. I wanted it to have a "vintage look".

Here in Sweden we celebrate our "National day" the 6:th of June, and it´s not with very big celebrations. It has been a bank holiday for 14 years now.

Now to the card,

I started with a piece of designpaper from the "Correspondence" pad, and then I took my Distress ink in Walnut stain and inked the craftmat and spritzed with water and "smooshed" the designpaper piece in that to get a Distressed look. Then I spritzed with water and after that I distressed the edges with Distress ink in Walnut stain. Then I did the same with the tag that I diecut from a Tim Holtz Bigz die, and then I used THS003 stencil and Candied apple Distress Oxide on the tag. Then spritzed a little with water again. Distress ink in Walnut Stain around the edges. I dripped some Distress resist spray on the background and then put Ranger embossing powder on it, then used my heatgun to melt the powder.

The paperdoll is colored with Candeid apple, Chipped sapphire (for the flag) and Wethered wood (for the dress), (a pink for her face and red on her cheeks), Distress crayons.

I stamped a piece of desginpaper treated the same way as above with the USA stamp from CMS146, Mini blueprints 2, with Distress embossing ink and used the same embossing powder as above. then heatset. I used my sewing machine to zigzag the "USA piece" to the tag.

I cut out a "letter" from the same designpaper pad and distressed the edges with Walnut stain. I stamped the letter with a number stamp from CMS225 Correspondence. And adhered it in the down right corner on the tag.

I mounted the pieces together with 3D adhesive between to get some dimension, and also mounted them all first on a red piece and then on a blue piece of sanded Kraft Cardstock with 3D adhesive.

I used a ribbon for the bow which I colored with Candied apple and Chipped sapphire Distress markers and then spritzed with water, dried and then distressed it with Walnut stain ink.

I diecut (using Movers & shapers Mini old glory set) 3 blue stars from Kraft cardstock and sanded, then mounted some small talk occations stickers on with Ideaology mini fasteners. I Distressed the edges with Walnut stain ink, and on the "red, white & blue" sticker I also inked the sticker with red and blue Distress Oxide.

I sanded a Ideaology "Milk bottle cap" and inked it with Walnut stain distress ink.

The "4:th" label is a  Ideaology "Enameled tag", which i have covered in a piece of tissuepaper with Distress collage medium vintage. Before i "glued" the paper to the label I stamped the number 4 from CMS331 Merchant, and "th" masked off from the "enjoy the journey" stamp from CMS090 Going somewhere. For the "dots" between I used a black pen. I distressed the label further with a Distress crayon in Walnut stain. I used a long fastener to attach the label to the card.

I diecut the text "OF JULY" using the Alphanumeric label thinlit die, from sanded red Kraft Cardstock.

I will try this card in Simonsaysstampblog Mondaychallenge -Stars and Stripes.

Thank you for visiting,


lördag 22 juni 2019

Cat card

Hello and welcome!

Today I will show a card I made for my sister in law on her birthday this spring.
My brother and she adopted a beautiful cat named Alfred earlier this year, so I thought a cat card would be suitable 🙂

I have used products from Tim Holtz when making this card.
I used the cat from his stamp set Hipster CMS 288.

I started with the background cut from Distress mixed media heavy stock, using crackle paste through one of Tim’s stencils on the right side of the card. Then I sprayed Distress Oxide spray in Peeled paint. On the right side of the card I used the same stencil with Walnut stain Distress Oxide, and then moved the stencil just a little bit and get over that with Picket fence Distress ink, to get that shadow effect. Spritz the hole background with some water. Then I used Distress Oxide in Vintage photo over the crackled areas and around the edges of the card. 

I then splattered some Distress resist spray on the background. I colored the cat with Distress ink’s. The glasses are cut out and mounted on 3D adhesive, and I used some overhead plastic for the glass in the glasses frame. I cut a frame for the cat in Woodgrain Cardstock from the rectangle stitched die, and used Ground espresso Distress ink pad directly on the frame. Then spritzed with a little bit of water. The tie is cut twice and the second is mounted on 3D adhesive for dimension.

The paper clip is cut from a Tim Holtz movers & shapers die “Miniclipbord top” 658560, and colored with Walnut stain and Cracked pistachio Distress Oxide sprays. I put a Ideaology Swivel clasp in the paper clip to hold the Faceted heart.  

The Faceted heart is cut from Distress mixed media heavy stock and colored with Distress Oxide in Rusty hinge. Then I used Walnut stain Distress ink to Distress the edges of the heart. I also spritzed the heart with water.

I cut the letter “A” for Alfred, with the new Alphanumeric label die set, inked with Distress Oxide and glued it at the backside of the heart. I draw a frame around the heart with a black thin pen. 

I painted some Ideology Numeric with acrylic paint in some "rusty tones". "24" stands for how many toes Alfred have.

I mounted the background on some Cardboard which I sprayed with Spiced marmalade Distress Oxide ink, and inked with Rusty hinge Distress Oxide.

Just to let you know a little bit more about Alfred;
Alfred is a "skipper cat", I´m not sure if that´s the breed name in English ;)
Alfred is a beautiful cat, and he has now came to a calm and harmonic home where he get´s  lot of love, play and care from his new family and from us as well. 

Thank you so much for visiting, 


torsdag 13 juni 2019

Heart wish card

Hello and welcome! 

Today I will share a card which I have made for a person who inspires me a lot😉. 
I have used Tim Holtz products. 

I started with the background where I used the 3D embossingfolder Foundry with metallic Kraft cardstock in silver. After the embossing I sanded the paper, then I used black Acrylic paint, which I let dry a while, then wiped away some of the paint with a semidry baby wipe. Then I applied Grit paste on random areas. Let dry. Then I used Distress crayons on the Grit paste in Rusty hinge, Walnut stain and Peacock feathers. 

I then diecut the Sizzix Globe die from Kraft Cardstock and sanded for a distressed look. 

I diecut chipboard and metallic/Kraft Cardstock with Sizzix Voltage die, and glued the metallic/Kraft Cardstock to the chipboard. I sanded all the pieces. 
I diecut the Sizzix Faceted heart die from Mixed media heavy stock and used Distress inks and Oxides in different red inks. Then I used Walnut stain Distress ink on the edges. I also splattered
some black acrylic paint on the heart. And adhered two mini fasteners on the heart. 
I mounted the card on red sanded Kraft Cardstock, then on a black card blank, with 3D adhesive between, to get some more dimensions. 
I finished the card off with a Ideaology sticker "Small talk" and a paperdoll which I colored with Distress inks.
I marked out the destination from me to the receiver of the card with some silk thread and two mini fasteners.

Thanks for visiting!


söndag 12 maj 2019

"Award" Tag

Hello and welcome,

Today I will show an Etcetera tag size small. When I started with this "project" my intention was to make a card, I wanted to use Tim Hotz new die, Steampunk parts. But after a while I changed my mind and thought I would try to make an Etcetera tag instead. And off I went.

I have used Tim Holtz products for the tag and I started with the "card background". A piece of Distress mixed media heavystock, and some Distress Oxide in Ground Espresso, then I lightly sprayed the background with Distress Oxide spray in Cracked Pistachio. Then I stamped it with the Proffessor stamp (CMS373) with water , to get a "ghost-effect", but it is almost not visible. Then I used one of Tim´s older embossingfolders to get the "lined" effect. I used my sewing machine around the edges. I cut all the Steampunk pieces from chipboard and one from red Kraftstock and stamped the "round" stamp with black Archival ink. The middle "ring" is cut from bluegreen Kraft
stock. The rest of the pieces are cut from Metallic craft stock, sanded and distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink. All the Kraft pieces are mounted on the chipboard for dimension. Under the Steampunk decoration I used some Ideaology ruler ribbon, which I also have distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink.

I layered the card on another card made of Metallic Kraftstock in gold, which I sanded and Distressed with Distress ink in Walnut stain.
I diecut the"invention" text from the same cardstock with the Tim Holtz, Sizzix die Alphanumeric 664177. Mounted the text on black sanded Kraftstock and again on a sanded gold metallic Kraft stock.

The Etcetera tag is covered with some Tim Holtz Dapper design paper, which I glued to the tag with Distress collage medium. I also put Collage medium above the designpaper to get a nice surface for the Distress crayon (in Gathered twigs,) I used to "grunge" the background with. On the edges I used some crackle paste, and Distress crayon above. I flicked some brown acrylic paint on the finished background with the splat brush.
The "Award" word is die cut with Tim Holtz Deco die, 661815, cut both from chipboard and then red Kraft cardstock and layered. I sanded the surface and distressed the edges with Walnut stain Distress ink.

The hole reinforcer is first covered with Metallic Kraftstock which also is sanded and distressed with Walnut stain Distress ink, then above that I used one of the new Ideaology, Date dials. 
To the right of the reinforcer I used a Ideaology Story stick, which is tinted with Mushroom Alcolholink and the Festive berries Distress crayon. I fastened it with an Ideaology Hardware nail. 
I used a piece of hampstring in the reinforcer.
I decorated the tag with Ideaology Adornment stars which I painted first with red acrylic paint then with brown paint.
On the left side under the "card" I used one Ideaology Layers Collector. Also a piece of designpaper Dapper, which I stamped the word "Inventor" from stamp CMS347 Inventor 4, and some Label letters. The inventor of the propeller is a man born in Sweden named John Ericsson. (It´s  a bit fun that he is from Sweden, because I´m also a Swede. ;). He later moved to America.
"1836" is also cut both from chipboard and Metallic Kraftstock. With the same treatment as all other Metallic Kraftstock pieces.
The decoration at the bottom of the tag is "Mummy cloth" that are colored with Distress ink in Gathered twigs and Ground Espresso. Above that a piece of Dapper designpaper, I wanted the signature, as if someone have signed the Award. Above that I used a Ideology wordband, colored with Alcohol ink in Mushroom and then Distress crayon in Festive berries. The wordband is fastened with two pieces of hempstring.
Finally for the right side of the "card" I used a stamp from CMS225 Correspondence, stamped with Archival ink in Cobalt, Walnut stain Distress ink round the edges. The number is stamped with Distress ink in Fired brick. 

Oh what a long post, and if you have followed me so far, thank you. 

I will try this tag in the following challenge:

Simonsaysstampblog Mondaychallenge, Add something Metallic

Thank you very much for visiting.