fredag 21 december 2012

Snow Globe Tags

Inspired by Betsy Weldman, I made these three tags.
Merry Christmas, everyone!

Stuff used: PTI patterned paper and ribbons, copics, bling stones, pearl, "sparkly snow" embossing powder, prisma glitter, silver glitter
Stamps: Winter Snow Globes by PTI
Dies: Limitless Layers 1 3/4'', Tag Sale #1 (both PTI)

torsdag 20 december 2012

The Duke wishes a Merry Christmas to all!

I've decided to enter this card in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challence "everything goes".  :D
As you already know Paper Smooches has the best stamps ever!

I was really bummed out because I haven't had much time to make cards for Halloween this year...
Making up for it, here is the third card in the "Silly Series".
I don't know what happened, it just assembled itself ( - almost)!
So... one of my most serious stamped backgrounds (alcohol inks, glossy paper and real red rubber stamps with archival ink) - and a bat from Paper Smooches - Voilà!

This card also reminds me of a December when a bat lived in the main hall of a school, because it was a particularly cold December. On the last day of school, when everyone was gathered in the main hall (and it was the first time the main hall was used in a long time) the bat started to have a flight show during the Christmas songs. The bat was flying out of the hall eventually, and some teachers let it out. The bat went back inside the main hall after the celebration was finished, and survived the harsh winter.
The next year, there was no bat living in the main hall, but when the headmaster started his yearly speech, it was not his usual speech. To all the participants' delight he read a letter from "The Duke", the bat from the year before, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Stuff used:
Stamps: Falling for you (Paper Smooches), B Line Designs - Lizzie's Home, Crafty Individuals 209
Other: Copics, twine, Memento tuxedo black ink, alcohol inks, Ranger archival ink (jet black), blingstones, glossy cardstock, blue cardstock from Panduro.

Silly Birthday Cows... I mean Cards.

I've decided to enter the first of these cards in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challence "everything goes". 
The stamps from Paper Smooches are always making me laugh out loud !

Grattis på födelsedagen = Congrats on your birthday!
And sorry about the light. I live in Sweden and it's not ever much light at this time of the year!
I have two cards for you today. I was complaining to my crafty friends that I don't know what's wrong with me, because I've been trying to come up with a serious card all week, but this is what comes out instead! Birthday cards - featuring cows! Well, I guess I needed a good laugh! Don't we all?

Heavy embossing on glossy cardstock. You can hear the soundtrack to this mooovie, right? :D
I do. I know it's just in my head, but it's there!

"Oh, and I got a tractor for my birthday! The other cows in the barn will be so jealous!"

Stuff used:
Card 1: The Lonesome cowb...oh, sorry I mean bull!
Way out west (WMS), Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches), Creative Expressions: U-Mount Create-A-Scene Unmounted Stamp Set - Countryside, Slöjddetaljer 8962 from 2012/13.
Alcohol inks on glossy paper, Ranger archival inks, Versafine black onyx... and some brownish hybrid inkpad...
Brown twine.
Cardstock from Panduro (I think!)

Card 2: Every Cow should have a tractor!
Stamps:Green Acres (Paper Smooches), Oxford impressions - Country girl, Slöjddetaljer 8962 from 2012/13.
Alcohol inks on glossy paper, Ranger archival inks, Versafine black onyx.
PTI dark chocolate ribbon

tisdag 18 december 2012

A Professor in the Corner

A detail.

R and I are cooperating on a layout! Yay!!! I'm not allowed to show the whole thing, because there's lots of people in it that haven't agreed to be published...
...But here is the professor from Paper Smooches!
(My cards are coming later...)