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Happy New Year!

I’m back! I didn’t have any time or energy to make cards during most of December. Handcrafted Christmas gifts I needed to finish, hysterically much to do at work. When I sat down today to make this card, I felt so happy! There are not words to explain how much I love cardmaking and how I had missed it.

So, the first card of the year is a Happy New Year card, in all white and silver. The text stamp is from a Christmas clear stamp set from YouDo. Stars are from a clear set I bought second hand via a Facebook group, and I have no clue what brand it is. I used silver embossing powder for text and stars, and adhered some of the stars with 3D mount to give some dimension.

The card is for this week’s sketch at Kortskissen, but I also submit it to the following challenges:

Have A Wonderful Christmas

On a dark fall day like this, being too tired to do any chores, I have decided today will be a cardmaking day. Yes, all day long! ūüėÄ

Here’s the first card of the day. I’ve used white vellum with glittery wintery swirly print, banners cut out from Maja Design papers, a white glittery snowflake made with a Martha Stewart punch, and a “Have A Wonderful Christmas”¬†sentiment stamp that is my design for Skapa Hobby. It’s always tricky to adhere vellum without the glue or tape shining through. I rather use a thin tape all along the edges, to make it looking a bit like a border, than to add small dots of glue/tape.

I’m very thankful for Less is More’s challenge #299, to use vellum, as I hardly ever do that. I was also inspired by Jenni Murray‘s card at Muse challenge #188. I wanted to make mine in the same colors as hers, but I didn’t find any suitable turquoise or light blue papers.

Jennis’s card:

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My card:

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One more!

Yup, I’m having a productive day, this is my third card for today. And it’s horrible! No, not the card itself. But the fact there are spiders on it! I can’t believe I did that. I HATE spiders!! Even these little handdrawn monsters are creepy to me…

The Halloween stamp is from Vilda Stamps, and the ghosts are a stamp I designed for Reprint Artstamps ages ago.

I submit this card to a whole lot of challenges:

Here’s the reason why I’ve used those creepy creatures on my card – I got insired by the bottom right picture in this collage from Stampin’ Royalty challenge #349:

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And this sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches challenge #195 was perfect for my card:

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Green and gold Christmas

It’s Christmas time again. This time a card in green and gold, made for Less is More #240 where the challenge is to use those colors. Also for CAS(E) This Sketch #139. Being square and always thinking inside the box, the shape on the sketch became a square on my card…

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A splash of blue

I wonder if I have set my own record now, on how many challenges one card can be for?! This card is for the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS #71 – Blue
CAS on Sunday #66 – Splash
Less is More #239 – Sprays/mists
Shopping Our Stash #216 – Splish Splash
CAS(E) this Sketch #138 – The below sketch

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Pretty flowers

Here’s my card for CAS-ual Fridays #142, to use pretty patterns, and for Less is More #238’s sketch.

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A golden congratulations

This card is made for three different challenges. At Less is More #237, the theme is congratualtions (which the Swedish word “Gratulerar” means). At CAS on Sunday #65, you should use vellum. I stamped and gold embossed the greeting on a layer of gold and white printed vellum and adhered it to the white background. The third challenge is Retro Sketches #177.

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Friendship is golden

Guess what! I’ve made a card today! Or actually, two cards that look almost the same. That’s my first card in slightly over two months. I can’t believe I went that long without making any cards at all. If only I had time, I would make up for it by making a zillion cards now. ūüėČ

So, this card is for two different challenges. First challenge is the colour challenge “Autumn Bounty” at Less is More. Except that I forgot to keep the card clean and simple… duh. Or maybe it qualifies for less is more anyway? I did cover the card with designer papers, but it’s got clean lines and no embellishments at all except for four tiny brads.

The other challenge is at Retro Sketches, where you could choose any past sketch. I chose sketch #49, from February last year.

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Now looking at the images afterwords, I realize that I should’ve adhered the sentiment piece with 3D dots, to create some more depth (I actually did that on card #2, which I haven’t taken any photos of though). This card is already mailed, so no chance to change it now.

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Supplies:
Card base – Inkido
Designer paper – BoBunny A Gift of Love
Copper brads
Vellum
Sentiment – KaiserCraft

Three challenges – one card

For the first time ever, I participate in several card challenges with the same card. Usually I make one card for each challenge. So it was kind of an extra challenge to make a card suitable for three challenges.

First challenge is Color Throwdown #294:

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Then we have CASE Study Challenge #193:

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And third is Less is More #174, to use more than one stamp.

And here we go, the card!

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Supplies:
Card base РSlöjd-Detaljer
Ivory cardstock РSlöjd-Detaljer
Flowers and leaves rubber stamps РSlöjd-Detaljer
Handwritten background and Hurra sentiment clear stamps РSlöjd-Detaljer
Ink pads – Distress Ink Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Evergreen Bough and VersaFine Onyx Black
Rhinestones – Reprint

Baby cards

This week’s challenge at Less is More has been New Baby. I made two similar cards, as I happened to have two stickers left from an old K&Co stickers set. One for a baby girl and one for a baby boy.

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Supplies baby girl card:
Elephant sticker – K&Co
Designer paper – unknown old scrap
En liten Flicka rubber stamp – Carolina Emdin
Pearls – You Do Creative

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Supplies baby boy card:
Giraffe sticker – K&Co
Designer paper – BasicGrey Periphery
En liten Pojke rubber stamp – Carolina Emdin
Pearls – Kaisercraft

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