söndag 9 juni 2024

Birthday card for a collegue

Hello and welcome,  

Today I want to share a card that I have made for a colleague who have turned 30. He own’s a Harley Davidson motorcycle so I wanted it to be a male card with some details to pick up the HD theme.

I have used Tim’s products for this card.

The background is Mixed media heavystock, 662717 Foundry 3D embossing folder. Inked with Distress inks. 

Grit paste translucent and Distress crayons around the edges of the background. Alcohol inked die cut gears.

“30” is cut from 665367 Countdown, Ideaology cardstock. 

Here I have used my Bigz die 664168 Voltage, Distress grit paste translucent and Distress crayons. Metallic Kraftstock. CMS373 The professor. Distress Watercolor pencils. 

665924 Alphanumeric Theory for the “HD”. The tyre stamp is an old set, CMS128 Roadtrip, which I have embossed with black embossing powder. 

The tag is cut from 657188 Tiny tags and tabs. 665754 Industrious 3D embossing folder. Gears from 666603 Vault watch gears, metallic Kraftstock and Alcohol ink in Mushroom.

The bolts are made from cardboard and metallic Kraftstock, 664185 Steampunk parts. Distress crayons.

A piece of rustic wire in the tag hole. 

Acrylic paint for small splatters on the card.

Cardboard from an old shoebox behind the card. Than black cardstock as a cardbase. 

I will try this card over at Simon Says stamp Monday challenge - Masculine. 

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, 


lördag 1 juni 2024

Mother’s day card

Hello and welcome, 

Today I will share the card I made for my Dear Mother for Mother’s day last Sunday.

I used the wreath die from Tim Holtz as the main focus.

I started with a piece of Watercolor cardstock, inked some Distress ink Pumice stone on my craftmat, spritzed some water and dippen the paper. Dried with my heat tool. Repeated until happy. 

I used Tim’s heart stencil and Distress Texture paste matte. Let dry.  Then I sprayed some Distress spray stain Uncharted mariner and some water and dried again with my heat tool. I stamped some text with CMS328 Entomology stamp set and Archival ink in Ground espresso. Inked the edges with Distress ink Scorshed timber and stitched with my sewing machine around the edges. I also splattered a little bit with Distress spray stain  Uncharted mariner. 

I diecut the pieces for the wreath from 666563 Vault funky floral wreath and Watercolor cardstock. Then inked the pieces with different colors of Distress ink. I also took a piece of a Ideaology Stencil card and dipped into some Distress ink Uncharted mariner and inked the edges with Scorshed timber. Used a Ideaology Tiny clip in the top left corner as decoration . I cut the heart with 666567 Vault rosettes from Watercolor cardstock. Inked it in Uncharted mariner and spritzed som water and dried with a heat tool. I also used a sewing thread and wired it around the heart. I think that gives such a nice effect. 

I cut a base from dark brown cardstock and used 3D foam for dimension. 

Here you can see the thread on the heart better. You can also see that I added two small pieces of Ephemera Snippets Curator. I sanded a little on the pieces and inked the edges before I glued them to the card. I stamped some postage stamps and numbers from CMS396 Field notes with Ground espresso Archival ink. 

I made a cardbase from Kraft heavystock, inked the edges with Scorched timber DI. 3D foam again for dimension. 

I will try this card over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Lots of texture. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, 


torsdag 2 maj 2024

Birthday card for a friend

Hello and welcome, 

Today I want to show a card that I made for a friend’s birthday. 

A while ago I mentioned that I used the same background technique’s for three cards. This is the second card. I have used Tim’s products for this card. 

I made the star with Tim’s Vault rosettes 666567 die set from Sizzix. I love this star die! 🌟 For the background have I used the THS174 stencil, Texture paste opaque and platinum embossing powder.

The wreath is from Vault funky floral wreath, 666563. 

I used Distress spray stains (Uncharted mariner and Rusty hinge) on Watercolor cardstock on the background. I also spritzed some drops of Distress Oxide spray Speckled egg on the background. 

I colored the paperdolls with Distress crayons. 

I adhered the card to a piece of sanded metallic Kraftstock.

I finished off the card with a Quote chip label and a piece of ephemera snippets number strip. 

I will try this card in a challenge over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Feminine.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog, 


onsdag 1 maj 2024

Celebrare 60 years of engagement

Hello and welcome, 

Today I want to share a card that I made for my Dear parents who have been engaged for 60 years the last of April. 🎉🌟❤️. Next year they celebrate 60 years of marriage).

I have used Tim Holtz products for this card.

I started to cut a piece of designpaper from an old cherished stack - French industrial. I used some crackle paste through the THS017 Hearts layering stencil. Let air dry. Then I scribbled a Distress watercolor pencil on the hearts, then used a wet paintbrush to spread the color in to the cracks. 

Then I used texture paste opaque through the THS033 Valentine stencil and quickly added some Walnut stain embossing glaze on the paste. Let air dry, when dry I used my embossing tool and heated the glaze. 

I also stamped some images from the CMS396 Field notes stamps with Scorched timber DI. Inked the edges with the same DI and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. 

Time for the rosette 666567, I cut the pieces from the same paper as mentioned above. Inked the edges with Scorched timber DI. For the circle in the middle of the rosette I used CMS460 Tiny prints in the background and the small flowers are from Field notes. Then I stamped the quote from CMS463 Quote notes with Scorched timber DI and added clear embossing powder. Heated. Inked the edges on the circle. 

Then I cut 60 from Ideaology Kraftstock, inked the edges. I adhered the 60 with 3D foam.

Before adhereing the rosette I glued some Mica tiles behind the rosette. Added two Hex fasteners, a big in the lower left corner and a small one in the upper right corner.

Here you can see the shine from the Mica tiles. 

I cut a piece of Ideaology Kraftstock, sanded and inked the edges and adhered the card to. Then I made a card blank from a piece of older sanded Ideaology Kraftstock. 3D foam between all layers for dimension. After I took these photos above, I decided to add some small hearts.

I cut three small hearts from sanded Ideaology Kraftstock with 660953 Crazy things, and added to my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog, 



måndag 22 april 2024


Hello and welcome, 

Today I will show a card made with Tim’s new flower stamps. I made this card for a friend who surprised me at work last week and bought me lunch. 

I started with the background, a piece of Watercolor cardstock. I used some Distress spray stains (spiced marmalade and crackling campfire) and some Distress Oxide sprays (Spiced marmalade, Crackling campfire and Picked raspberry ). Added some water, dried and repeated to build up some layers. Dried between the layers with my heat tool. 

I stamped some different stamps on the background with Archival ink, Black soot. Stamp set that I used: CMS412 Examination (the dots). CMS478 Mr Rabbit (the “grid”). CMS479 Abstract florals (“Thanks” and I also stamped the roses (the pistils, so I don’t have to fuzzy cut them). 

It is hard to see on the photo, but I used another stamp from CMS412 in the lower right corner. Then I used crackle glaze through THS183 Deco feather stencil. Let air dry. I inked the edges with Black soot DI and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. 

I inked the flower stamps from CMS479 Abstract florals with Black soot Archival ink and stamped them on Watercolor paper. I colored them with Distress watercolor pencils, fuzzy cut and inked the edges with Black soot DI. Then I aligned them to the already stamped flowers and glued them to the background. 

I found two pieces of Ideaology Ephemera snippets Curator in matching colors and fastened them with a mini paper clip.

I cut a piece of pink cardstock and inked the edges with Scorched timber DI, then made a lilac cardblank, inked the edges with the same DI. I used 3D foam between all layers. 

I will try this card over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Make your own background. 

Thank you very much for visiting today, 


måndag 4 mars 2024

Birthday card for Berit

Hello and welcome, 

This is a birthday card I have made for my Mothers former colleague. She turned 89. 

I started with the background which I made three from. So this is the first card. I used watercolor cardstock and the THS174 Berry leaves stencil, texture paste opaque and in this case gold embossing powder on the paste. Let dry, then emboss with embossing gun. 

Then I sprayed the background with Distress Oxide sprays in Frayed burlap and Cracked pistachio, and some water. Dried with heat gun. Added som Distress spray stain in Rusty hinge on random places, added som water and dried. I also splattered some Rusty hinge stain on the background. 

I die cut a bird from 665861 Silhouette bird from Watercolor cardstock and used the same sprays as mentioned above. I used a black fine liner pen around the edges on the bird and also gave him a little eye. 

Then I cut a panel from Watercolor paper and stamped one of the flowers from CMS462 Bold botanicals with Embossing ink, added gold embossing powder and heated. I colored the flower with Distress inks. Also inked the edges with DI Ground espresso.

I cut two panels from sanded and inked (Ground espresso DI) metallic paper. I adhered the panels with 3D foam. Then I cut a green sanded an inked panel to place behind the flower and another for the entire background. Then I cut a lighter green card blank, and inked  the edge. 

I made a “Grattis” (means congratulations in Swedish) piece from my Dymo label maker and layered the same way as the flower motive. I used a Tiny clip to hold it to the card. 

I put a Hexfastener in the lower left corner on the “flower pice” and a velvet ribbon around the background. Then I adhered all pieces in place with 3D foam. 

I will try this card in a challenge over at Simon says stamp Monday challenge - Fur or Feathers. 

In the near future I will share the other two backgrounds I started, to show how different one can make from the same beginning.

Thank you for visiting, 

/ Susanne 

måndag 19 februari 2024

Birthday card with Distress pencils

Hello and welcome, 

While waiting for the new Distress pencil sets to arrive I used the one’s that I already got. 
I made this background with inspiration from the very talented @marlydesign, you can find her on Youtube.
I used the Botanical embossing folder and Watercolor cardstock. Inked the edges and raised areas with DI Scorched timber. 

The stamped image is inspired from Tim’s Youtube live when he demoed the Distress pencils 2. I have used set number 1, 2 and 3, since I don’t have the last three sets yet. After I stamped the “Distress pencil colored” image I stamped the “happy birthday image” stamp with CMS460 Tiny prints with Distress Oxide in Scorched timber, and then used my stamp platform and stamped onto the image. Then I used a thin pen and drew around all words. 

I inked the edges with Scorched timber DI, then adhered with 3D foam to a piece of sanded Ideaology Kraft stock. 

I stamped a small number stamp from CMS396 Field notes, with Black soot Archival ink in the lower right corner.

The card is mounted to a piece of the same Ideaology paper as mentioned above, then mounted it to a black card blank.

Theses are the colors I used from the pencils: Picked raspberry, Seedless preserves, Kitch flamingo, Villainous potion and Fired brick.

Thank you for visiting,