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Traditional Christmas

Second and last Christmas card for day is in traditional colors. When making a card for a vintage themed challenge, my first thought was brown and/or sepia. But thinking about it, red, gold and green works just as fine for a vintage look. So, here we go with this time’s challenges. Thank God it’s Christmas – I wouldn’t be able to combine this many challenges in one card if most blogs didn’t have Christmas challenges. 😉





Meowy Christmas

Another card where I’ve used paper and image from the wonderful Stamperia. God Jul stamp is from YouDo. I submit this card to the following challenges:






Good morning! Today I have a vintage looking time themed card to share with you. The sentiment on the card is Swedish for “Time and life won’t be repeated”. I used my absolute fave paper, from Stamperia’s paper pad ‘Steampunk‘. It’s without doubt THE most beautiful papers I have ever worked with. Sentiment stamp is from Slöjd-Detaljer.

This card is for two challenges – Crafty Cardmakers #170, which has the theme Time, and Retro Sketches #227.





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.



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. 😉

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.





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.


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

As CAS as it gets

This card might be the most clean and simple card I have ever made. I don’t really understand why I like these very clean cards when made by others, but think it turned out boring when I made it. Oh well. My next card might be a lot more detailed and worked on, you never know.

Anyway, here we go… The card is made for three challenges – retrosketches, CASology and Sunday Stamps. It’s the first time I participate in a Sunday Stamps challenge, I just recently found that blog.






Card base – Elle Erre Bianco
Heart with ribbon rubber stamp (it was actually a bunch of hearts tied together, but I cut out the front heart) – Magnolia (several years old, no longer available)
Single heart rubber stamp – hÄnglar & stÄnglar
Blue designer paper – We R Memory Keepers White Out (old collection from 2007, no longer available)
Sand and teal designer paper – Papercraft Scandinavia (old collection, no longer available)
Gold pen (ribbon and two small hearts) – Staedtler triplus gel-liner (doesn’t seem to be available anymore as I can’t find it on Staedtler’s website, which is a pity because I find their triplus gel-liners being the best gold and silver pens)

Vintage and retro

Be surprised! Tonight I made a card that is NOT clean & simple. I’m not quite sure about when that last happened. I tried to give the card kind of a vintage look with the choice of designer paper and with the distressed edges.

I made the card for retrosketches challenge #117:






Card base – Slöjd-Detaljer
Designer paper – Prima Cartographer
Buttons – Stamperia
Bakers twine – We R Memory Keepers
Sentiment clear stamp – Slöjd-Detaljer
Edge scraper – Reprint
Inked edges – Distress Ink Black Soot
Ink for stamped sentiment – VersaFine Onyx Black


For this week’s retro sketch, I decided to make a Valentine’s card.



Designer paper – unknown
Sentiment rubber stamp – unknown
Heart rubber stamp – hÄnglar & stÄnglar
Black dots – Sakura Glaze

Retrosketches #91

I had some difficulties trying to edit this image to make the colors look like they do on the card in real life, without much success. Here we go anyway, my card for retrosketches #91:

The sketch

The sketch

My card

My card

Designer paper – various scraps
Snowflake stickers – docrafts
God Jul rubber stamp – Slöjd-Detaljer


A retro card

Well, the card might not be retro, but it’s made from a sketch at retrosketches.

The sketch

The sketch

My card

My card

Text says “It’s not the years in your life that counts, it’s the life in your years.” It’s a rubber stamp from my work, Slöjd-Detaljer.


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