söndag 15 maj 2022

Bee Happy

Hello and Happy Sunday to you,

Today is a very special day, it's our wedding anniversary! 
33 years ago I said "I do" to the man of my dream, the best thing I have ever done, and I would do it again if I got to live my life over!

The year we got married spring was very cold and everything was late coming into bloom, but on the morning of our wedding day the sun was shining and the temperature soon rose to 20 degrees Celsius, and best of all our apple trees started to bloom waking up all the little bumble bees from their winter sleep.



Sharing a card I've made using the gorgeous stamp set, "Bee Happy" and the equally gorgeous stencil, "Honeycomb Hex", by Visible Image. I started of by ink blending, through the stencil, with Distress Oxides, "Squeezed Lemonade" and "Wild Honey". Then I stamped and heat embossed the big bee from the stamp set. I also stamped the sentiment, some hexagons and some splatters, before finishing of the card by putting some Glossy Accents on the wings of the bee.

I hope you like the card, and that you are, as I am, in a happy place in your life, doing the things that you enjoy.



Playing along with the following challenges:

The four seasons challenge - Anything goes Spring



Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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måndag 9 maj 2022

Happy 18th Birthday

 Hi,
Yesterday was a big day at our house,
our "baby boy" turned 18!

Being the youngest of four he will always be the baby,
even though he is the tallest of us all.

Obviously I had to make him a card,
but making masculine cards is something I find difficult.
In the end I focused on some of the things he likes,
music, he is a drummer and music student, and basketball.


I don't have any basketball related stamps, dies or stencils so I went on the internet and found a page called Free Stencil Gallery, were you can find all sorts of stencils and download for absolutely nothing. So generous! I downloaded both the basketball and the music stencils, then I sized them to fit my design and cut them out on my Silhouette. Now I have two beautiful stencils to use over and over again. I used Distress Oxides to ink blend through my stencils. The number 18 I die cut using a number die set by CraftEmotions.

The card goes perfect with the current theme for
the AAA Birthday challenge - Let's Party!
Turning 18 definitly calls for a party!




Playing along with the following challenges (in alphabetical order):

CAS on Friday - Numbers





Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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måndag 2 maj 2022

AAA Birthday challenge Game #37 - Let's Party!

Hello, 
and welcome to the month of May!
It's not only the first Monday of the month,
which means time for a new challenge,

but also the birthday month of

AAA Birthday,

🎈 Happy 3rd Birthday, AAA Birthday! 🎈


so the theme for this month's challenge is - Let's Party!


and here's my take on the challenge

Who better to get a (adults only) party started than "Whitney and Wendy love wine", stamp set by Stamping Bella. The background is stenciled with some modeling paste to create a party atmosphere for these party girls. I've also added some transparent enamel dots. The image is coloured with Copic markers. The number 30 is die cut, and the sentiment "Let's celebrate" is stamped on the card, both the die set and the stamp set are by CraftEmotions.


I hope I have inspire you to come and join in the party at AAA Birthday! If not, or if you'd like some more information, please head on over the the challenge blog where you'll find more inspiration from not only the Design Team but also from our Guest Designer this month - Meghan.

Can't wait to see your party creations!



Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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söndag 1 maj 2022

Hello May, and a CAS card

 🎝🎜Sköna maj, välkommen
till vår bygd igen!
Sköna maj, välkommen
våra lekars vän! 🎜🎝




Hello, 
Last night we celebrated Valborgsmässoafton here in Sweden,
when we burn the old to make room for the new. For most it's a celebration
that winter is over and spring is finally arriving to our part of the world.




As the bonfire was slowly burning out
the children had fun on the merry-go-round.
Magic what you can do with some ropes, logs and a big tree!



I'll end today's post by sharing my last entry to the Spring CC
at Pyssloteket. Challenge 7 - Clean and Simple



Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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lördag 30 april 2022

Peekaboo!

 Hello and happy weekend,

Today I'm sharing my entry to challenge 3 in the Spring CC
at Pyssloteket. This challenge was a colour combo and picture challenge, see picture below




This is how my take on the inspiration picture turned out


I know, now you're thinking
 'that's not a bird, it's not even a flying creature, it's a giraffe',
and you're wright..... I am well aware that giraffes don't fly,
but they do hover among the treetops, just like the birds do 😉


Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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onsdag 27 april 2022

Mixed Media

 Hello,
Sharing another entry to the Spring CC at Pyssloteket.
This one really took me out of my comfort zone.

Challenge No 4 - Mixed Media.



For this one there were a few items that had to be included on the project, extras free of choice were allowed to be added;

*Collage paper or patterned paper 
*Acrylic or other paint 
*Tissue paper
*A tag
*Something stamped
*Wordstickers
* Use a stampler


I started of by die cutting a tag using one of the dies from the Tag Collection by Sizzix Framelits. As my tag was to light I died it using some ground coffee mixed with water. Then it was time for all the items on the list. I don't have any collage paper so I stamped and embossed the butterfly on some patterned paper by Craft Consortium. I also made my own patterned paper for the card base using a stencil and some Distress Oxides, both by Tim Holtz. Insted of acrylic paint I used alcohol inks mixed with modeling paste, together with a stencil. I've also used a little Distress Oxide on the tag. Tissue paper, tag, wordsticker and use a stapler, all check. When it came to "something stamped" I used several stamp sets;

- VI MINIs #1, Visible Image stamps
- Storyteller, Studio Calico
- Little Things, Pink fresh studio
- Sheet music, Kaiserkraft
- CLBP 11, CREAlies
- stamp set by Big Picture that I don't know the name of. 


This was my first attempt at mixed media, and I must say I thouroughly enjoyed it!



Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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tisdag 26 april 2022

Spring Cyber Crop

 Hello,
Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Spring Cyber Crop 
hosted by Pyssloteket during Easter and the week after.

I didn't have time to enter all the challenges,
 but I managed to tackle a few. My first entry was for
a challenge where you had to use a colourful, a patterned 
and a solid coloured paper (card base not included). 

Here's how my card turned out


The colourful paper I created myself using a gorgeous stencil by CraftEmotions and some Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz. The striped paper, my papperned paper, is by MFT. For my solid colour I chose black cardstock and used it as a mat for my colourful paper and to stamp and emboss my sentiment on. The adorable Hippie stamp is by Stamping Bella, and I've coloured her with Copic markers.



Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time!

Take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane
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