Monthly Archives: September 2011

Two very simple cards

I’ve made quite a few cards the last couple of days. Suddenly my mind was all blank, my ideas were poof gone! And I wanted to participate in a few more challenges… So I decided to simply let the papers do the talking. I’ve used a paper from Reprint om both cards. Besides the card bases and the designer paper – a  star on one card and a cord on the other card. That’s it. Nothing else. Boring? Maybe. 😉 They do look a bit better IRL though, colors turned out very weird in the photos.

The first card is for Less is More week 33 – “Anything CAS goes”. Btw Julkram means “Christmas hugs”.
The second card is for CAS-ual Fridays CFC20 – Mini cards. My card is slightly smaller than 4″x4″.

Clean & Simple stamping 157

My square mind like sketch #157 at Clean & Simple stamping. 😀 I hardly ever use flowers on my cards though, so what was a flower on the sketch, became a heart on my card.

The dotted ribbon is not that pale in real life, it’s just slightly lighter than the wooden heart and the blue paper. “Omtanke” is the Swedish word for “care”.


I LOVE the color scheme of the latest Play Date Cafe Challenge! The yellow in my card might be a bit more bold than what the challenge was about, but then I love bold colors…

Yellow paper is Maja Design, purple is the backside of a Fancy Pants paper. Sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Forever Friends

Yesterday I made a few cards with the Forever Friends teddy bear. I might think the bear is cute, but making cute cards is SO NOT ME. I really had to struggle with them. But, I still wanted to make a few for work, as example of what you can make of the various Forever Friends Black & Gold stuff we sell.

First are two cards with the 3D decoupage technique (I think it’s called papertole in the U.S.?).

And the last one is a card I made for Kortskissen’s sketch #143. And let me say it again – CUTE CARDS ARE NOT MY STYLE. 😉

Get Well card

Here’s a card I made for The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC98. I made the card in time for the challenge, but unfortunately I never got to take a pic of it and upload it in time. Here it is – better late then never. 😀

Scraps of various designer papers, a stamped flower, leaves cut out from magic mest, and the Krya på dig (Get well in Swedish) stamp is my design for Skapa Hobby.

Challenge inspiration

At work (in case you didn’t know it, I work in a scrap & stamp store) we have a challenge in our blog this month. To create something inspired by this picture:

Here’s my card (of course I don’t participate in the challenge, my card serves as an example of how you can interpret the picture):

colourQ challenge #102

If I have counted the time difference right, the colourQchallenge #102 closes in exactly ten minutes, and I just finished my last minute card. A very quick simple one without much thinking. I even measured wrong on a couple of paper pieces, but no time to make new ones. 😉

The mats around the background and around the white circle are grey. They somehow turned out almost black in the photo. I used various paper scraps, and an Inkido stamp.

Tonight’s Christmas cards

For Kortskissen’s sketch #141 I chose to make Christmas cards. Not only one, but four similar cards. I had these four images of the same size from a Bo Bunny Father Christmas paper, and for backgrounds I used papers from my 6″x6″ paper pad from the same collection.

For Kortskissen’s sketch #142 I made a very simple card, of leftovers from the backgrounds of the above cards, and a last little leftover piece of one of the Christmas ribbons.

Christmas card

For the first time I’m participating in a challenge at Fruarna Lilja’s blog. Here’s the sketch:

And here’s my card. Design paper is Basic Grey Fidgy Pudding (back and front of same paper). Image is a stamp from Inkido and ‘God Jul’ (Merry Christmas in Swedish) is a stamp from Kortmakaren.

Card for colourQ #101

In the very last minute as always, I made my card for the colourQ challenge #101 today.

Various papers from my stash of scraps. The sentiment is from one of the sets I have designed for Skapa Hobby – in English it means “Don’t do today what you can postpone until tomorrow” (which by the way is my motto…).

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