lördag 21 mars 2020

Snarky tag

Hello and welcome,

I have been on a weeks vacation with limited supplies with me, but enough to be able to make some crafting. I made this tag with the very cool “Snarky cats” from Tim Holtz. All other supplies are also from TH accept from a white Posca pen.

For the background I used Distress ink in Walnut stain on a Mixed media heavystock tag. Then I used Distress ink in Walnut stain through the Eye chart stencil. Forest moss Distress ink through the star stencil. I also stamped one of the stamps from CMS397 Faded type with Aged mahogany. I distressed the edges with Walnut stain as well.

I used a white Posca pen and “doodled” around the stars.

I stamped the cat from CMS 392 Snarky cats on the background with Archival ink in Jet black, and the same cat on watercolor card stock. I love the cats and this one really looks totally hilariousđŸ˜». I colored the cat on watercolor cardstock with Distress inks. And cut it out, then mounted it with 3D adhesive above the cat which was stamped on the tag. I made it this way to get the hair around the cat to be visible without the difficulties to fuzzycut the hair. 

Then I stamped the snarky sentiments on watercolor cardstock with Jet black Archival,  mounted them with 3D adhesive and “ colored” them with Black soot Distress ink. 

I really love this set, the cats are so cool and the sentiments are so funny.

I will try this tag in the following challenges:
Simonsayssstamp mondaychallenge - Stencil fun
Craftstamper magazine blog - TIMI March challenge

Thank you for visiting, and take care in these crazy times,

söndag 2 februari 2020

Masculine grungy Valentine card

Hello, welcome!

Today I will show a card that will be my Valentine card for my lovely husband. My husband is a genuine nice person, he is always so supportive and kind. He is helpful and cheering. I’m so thankful for all we have together! He really mean’s the world to me❤️
I have used Tim Holtz products for this card.

We start with the backgrounds; first I cut a piece from Heavystock, smeared Walnut stain Distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dipped the paper, I repeated this until I was satisfied with the look. Then I used Walnut stain kink through a number stencil, THMS054. Then I used Distress crayon in Walnut stain for the edges. I used some crackle paste on random places around the edges, then let air dry. Then some Distress crayon in Walnut stain. I used my sewing machine and zigzagged around the edges. I also used a “received” stamp from CMS225, in Archival ink, Plum.
I mounted that panel on to a Meatallic-3 Kraft stock, Onyx. (Sanded and inked edges with Walnut stain Distress ink). Then I mounted it on two red sanded Kraft card stock, (corners). 

Then I die cut the Globe (660214), from the same Onyx metallic paper, and sanded. Then I used Distress crayons in Rusty hinge, Walnut stain and Black soot on the globe. Walnut stain Distress ink around the edges. 
The heart is die cut from the Faceted heart in heavystock, inked with Candied apple and Aged mahogany Distress ink. Then spritzed with water. I used black sewing thread around the heart. The “love you” label is made with a stamp from Stamptember 2019 on watercolor paper, inked with Walnut stain Distress ink. Spritzed with water and inked with the same ink around the edges. 

The text “You mean the world to me” is diecut from red  sanded Kraft card stock with Alphanumeric label (664177). The ideaology Heart charm is seen by hand to the card. 

“Love” is diecut in both chipboard and watercolor paper. Colored with Candied apple and Aged mahogany Distress ink. Spritzed with water. I used Deco alphabeth (661815).

For the ticket I used a stamp from Odds and ends CMS100, “Happy Valentine”, stamped with Plum Archival ink. “True love” is a Small talk sticker. (Sanded and inked). 

The two back panels on my card is a piece of designpaper from “Abandoned”. (Awesome papers). Stitched with sewing machine. Then a piece of cardboard, inked with Walnut stain ink.

I painted two paper dolls with Distress crayons. Stitched them to the card. 

I will try this card in what I think is a suitable challenge: 😍

Thank you so much for visiting, 

/ Susanne 

fredag 31 januari 2020

”Photo” Birthday card for a friend

Hello and welcome, 

I’m happy You are here and visit my blog🙂.

Today I will show a birthday card I have made for a friend who we met when visiting Africa a couple of years ago. She is interested in photography and are a talented photographer. So I went for a “photo” theme on this card. 
I have used Tim Holtz products on this card.

Started off with the background which I cut from watercolor paper, and sprayed with Frayed burlap Distress Oxide spray. Then spritzed with water and magic happens! Dried with heat tool. 
I used Walnut stain Distress ink on all the edges on this project.

Then I used Crackle paste through THMS 040 stencil. Let air dry. 
I used Distress crayons in Walnut stain and Vintage photo on the crackles, so they will be more visible.

For the smaller background I also used watercolor paper and Frayed burlap Distress Oxide spray, then spritzed with water. Heat dried. 
Then I took Distress Oxide ink in Broken China on stencil THS020 Numbered, spritzed with water then “printed” with the stencil on to the background. I also stamped on that panel with the very suitable camera stamp from CMS 375, Inventor 8, with Archival ink in Jet black. Then I stamped in the upper right corner with a wood mounted stamp K5-1486. 
Behind that background I glued a die cut piece on the right. For that die cut I used the Sizzlitz decorative strip, 658551. I only used the edge from the filmstrip die.
I used my sewing machine around both of the background panels. I also sew the Stencil chip to the background. (My friends name starts with an A) 

For the frame behind the paper doll I used the Trinket frame die, 664186. Sprayed it with Frayed burlap Distress oxide spray, then with water and heat dried. After that I used some crackle paste random on the frame, let air dry and then some Frayed burlap Distress oxide and Distress crayon in Walnut stain in the cracks. I hand stitched the frame to the background with some red silk tread, which I buy the way have inherited from my Grandmother. 😍.  I colored the Paper doll with various Distress crayon colors and a watercolor brush. Then I glued a pair of Transparent wings behind her. Mounted a filmstrip behind a mini plaquette, fastened with mini fasteners. 

The paper doll is holding a Philosophy tag in her hand. 

I stamped the “ Original” stamp from CMS339 on a piece of watercolor card, treated the same way as my backgrounds. Then used some crackle paste randomly, and air dried. Then again some Walnut stain Distress crayon on to the crackle. Then I glued a Small talk sticker on to the panel, raised on some 3D adhesive.

I diecut another filmstrip from the Sizzlits decorative strip, from black Kraft Cardstock, and sanded for an aged look. Then I used one of my favourite alphabet dies, Deco, 661815, cut both from chip board and Ideaology metallic gold paper. I sanded the gold paper as well and glued to the chipboard. The edges on the letters are inked with Walnut stain Distress ink. The index clip is colored with Mushroom Alcohol ink. Inside the clip I have used a remnant rub from “ Special delivery”. 

I have mounted my panels on a “blue” Kraft Cardstock (sanded), then a metallic gold (sanded) and finally on a corrugated cardboard with Walnut stain inked edges. 

I will try this card in the following challenges:
Vintage journey Were-all-getting-older-january-challenge
Sandee-and-amelie january-challenge - Anything goes

Thank you for visiting,

/ Susanne.  

torsdag 23 januari 2020


Hello and welcome,

There was a while since I updated my blog, but today it is time to show Theodore!
I have made a 3D portrait with Tim Holtz products.
I wanted to make like a 3D portrait of Theodore, because I also wanted to use my new Curio box die, 664419. 
Theodore´s head is cut from a thinlits die, 664410, from Kraft cardstock that I have sanded. The edges are inked with Walnut stain Distress ink.

I cut the box background from chip board, with a piece of French Industrial designpaper attached to it .The front of the box are cut from watercolor paper and then embossed in the 3D Lumber folder. I used Jet black Archival ink in the folder then ran it through my Big shot. Then I used Walnut stain, Vintage photo, Gathered twigs and Weathered wood Distress Oxide inks to color it. Then I inked all edges with Walnut stain Distress ink. I made a "wood" background for the outside back of the box as well.

For the background inside the box I diecut the Tangled twigs 663086, from watercolor paper and then sprayed the twigs with Walnut stain and Vintage photo Distress Oxide sprays. Glued into place with Distress collage medium.

I used a bee from Entomology stamp set CMS328, colored it with Distress inks and diecut it with 663068. I cut the wings from wellum as well and attached them above the other wings to get some dimension.

 "Theodore" is cut from Kraft cardstock which I sanded with Alphanumeric label die, 664177, the same die for "2020". The pediment is cut from the die 658557.

The honeycomb is cut from watercolor paper with 660220, Mixed media die, and colored with Wild honey DOX and Walnut stain Distress ink.

The banner is cut from watercolor paper and colored with Old paper and Wild honey DOX. Inked with Walnut stain on the edges. I used some Alcohol ink in Mushroom on the Hardware heads on the banner.

I haven´t been able to get any Tiny lights yet, but as soon as I am I will mount some inside the box to lit up behind Theodore. Theodore is mounted on a piece of wood that my husband made for me, to get the 3D effect.

I will try this little piece in Simonsaysstamp blog Mondaychallenge, with the theme Home decor.

Thanks so much for visiting!


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.