söndag 16 april 2017

KennyK Dowager Countess

Hello!

Our March challenge at Club KennyK Facebook is up and running and the theme is always Anything Goes. You need to use a KennyK stamp or digi though. If you enter our challenge you will be eligible for this months freebie which is Dowager Countess.

I think KennyK had the British TV serie Downtown Abbey in mind when designing this lovely lady and there is also a Jolly Chap and a Valet digi following the same theme. 
You can find them all at www.kennykstamps.com 

 Here is my inspiration card for the challenge using Dowager Countess and the DT theme 'spring flowers'
(the theme is just for us in the DT)



In Sweden, early in the spring, we have small yellow flowers called Tussilago (real name is Hästhov, I think, but we call them Tussilago) and they are very much spring for me. 
The flowers on my card does not look at all like Tussilagos except for being small and yellow and the rest of the card has not so much spring feeling over it, but that is my take on the theme. 



The image is Dowager Countess from www.kennykstamps.com 
colored using Prismacolor pencils.

Dies used are from Spellbinder, Cheery Lynn, Tim Holtz, Magnolia and Marianne Design. I used coredination cardstock in black and two different yellow ones. The flowers are made with a Cheery Lynn die and coredination cardstock, white gesso and small pearls.





I've made a frame using coredination cardstock in black with kraft core and Spellbinder square dies. Design papers from Panduro (a Swedish craft store) but inside the frame I've colored the paper with distress oxide and stamped randomly with a background stamp from Crafters Individual and used a stencil and grit paste from Tim Holtz to get the numbers. 

The buildings are from my new set of dies from Tim Holtz, the round London ticket is a stamp but don't know what brand. I've had it for years. It's embossed and cut out. The die used at the top inside the frame is from I think Memory Box.



The London ticket is from a really nice Tim Holtz stamp set with London theme, embossed on coredination cardstock and cut out. The stars are made with a stamp from another Tim Holtz stamp set, embossed.



Thanks for looking!
Wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Lisa

torsdag 13 april 2017

Happy Birthday, Therese!

Hello!

Celebrating my KennyK DT friend, Therese, today 
with a Birthday card.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THERESE!
Wish you a wonderful day!



I've colored a true favorite of mine. Her name is Brooklyn Babe and she was my very first KennyK stamp. I've had her for years, I totally love her and I so enjoyed coloring her again. 
You can find her as a digi HERE


I've built this card up with layers using a GoKreate die as a base. Other dies used are from Cheery Lynn (the wing), Magnolia (tag at the top and mini picture wheel), Tim Holtz (numbers, banner and mini clipboard top), Marianne Design (star border), Crealies (brick wall) Technique Tuesday (frame), Lawn Fawn (congrats) and Kaiserkraft (round mesh)


She's colored with Prismacolor pencils 


Design papers from K Designs, cardstock in grey and dark purple. White corrugated cardstock and white ribbons both colored with distress ink seedless preserves and black sooth. 



Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 26 mars 2017

Smoking Hot from Illustrations by T

Hello!

I just LOVE these Slinky Tart images. 
They are made by Illustrations by T and you can find her work at


Here is a card made using Smoking Hot
you can find her at the Slinky Tart link above.


Have used foil for some parts so had a bit of trouble at first taking a decent pic of this card.
The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils on Canson Mi Teintes paper. Dies used are from Cheery Lynn and Tim Holtz. 

The brick wall part beside the image on the left hand side is chipboard colored with Finnabair Art Alchemy acrylic paint. I bought the chipboard at the local craft shop Angstroms Artstudio. I buy a lot of my crafting supplies at this place and if Katarina doesn't have the piece I need she often orders it for me so she is really awesome.

Paper from Ella&Viv/Reminisce and also black cardstock. A little bit of a small chain from the hardware store and also staples are used.



Thanks for looking
Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa

fredag 24 mars 2017

Happy Birthday, Maryam!

Hello crafters!
Welcome all

Todays make is a Birthday card for my friend and colleague Maryam 
using the lovely Tilda with Love Cake from www.magnolia.nu. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARYAM!
Wish you a wonderful day!

 I've colored Tilda with Prismacolor pencils
on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

The big flower is made using a die from Magnolia, 
Coredination cardstock, white gesso and a white pearl. 
The center holding the pearl is also made with a die 
but don't know what brand. 


The tickets are stamps from I think Whimsey, but I'm not sure. 
I've had them for many years. They are embossed and cut out.

I've used a lot of Magnolia Doo-Hickey dies including the base die but the small flowers and the mesh border are from Cheery Lynn, the big leaves from Prima, butterflies from Memory Box and the numbers from Tim Holtz.

Papers from Magnolia and cardstock from Coredinations. 
Seam binding, doilies and pearls from stash.


Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking
Hugs, Lisa

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Hello and welcome!

This card is for my friend Nick. She is celebrating her 40th Birthday today and as she works as a teacher I couldn't resist using Sexy Teacher from www.kennykstamps.com for her card. 
Nick is also my teamie at Club KennyK and you can find her blog here if you like to wish her a Happy Birthday and check out her fantastic makes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NICK!
Wishing you a wonderful day


The pink paper is white cardstock sprayed with Dylusions Ink spray bubblegum pink. For one of the backing papers I covered a thicker paper with white gesso and Dylusions Ink spray bubblegum pink and then black gesso. I then treated it with sandpaper to make it look distressed. You can maybe see parts of it at the bottom of my card. The teal colored paper is cardstock and the '#happybirtday' sentiment a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed in black.



The black paper that is suppose to look like the black board we had when I went to school (many years ago, haha), is black cardstock with black gesso treated with sandpaper.

Image Sexy Teacher from www.kennykstamps.com colored with Prismacolor pencils and cut out with a Nellie Snellen tag die and the stamp I used around the images is from Carabelle stamped with distress ink picked raspberry



I bought some black pencils at the local bookstore to match the school theme and the spiral notebook is a stamp from Deep Red, embossed in black and cut out. The letters and numbers are both made with TH dies. The pink corner is made with a Crealies die and the circle mesh with a Kaiserkraft die.



The ruler is made with a stamp I bought in Las Vegas last year (sorry, don't remember what brand), embossed in black. The torn notebook and the picture wheel dies are from TH. The tickets are made with stamps from  Hero Arts and I stamped '40' from a numerical wooden stamp set that my sister in law bought for me at the Craft Barn in UK (I think) many years ago.


Thanks for looking
Wishing you a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 19 mars 2017

Texting Friends Mixed Media Canvas

Hello!

March challenge is up and running over at 
and the theme is always Anything Goes

If you enter the challenge you can get this month freebie, 
which is Texting Friends


I've colored Texting Friends from www.kennykstamps.com 
with Distress Ink re-inkers on Langton cold pressed paper


I've used Grit-paste and stencils from Tim Holtz 
and Dylusions Ink spray in bubblegum pink

I've sprayed white cardstock with Dylusions ink spray bubblegum pink to get the same pink color as the background for some of my die cuts. Also used white cardstock and white corrugated paper

Dies used are from Tim Holtz, Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, Technique Tuesday and Spellbinder




Thank you for looking
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 12 mars 2017

Steampunk Time by Bloobel Stamps

Hello and welcome!

My first Bloobel digi stamp colored up and made in to a card :D 
Her name is Steampunk Time and she is colored using my Prismacolor pencils. I just love her! 
You can find her and more at www.bloobel.com

I've used Coredination cardstock from Tim Holtz Distress collection in yellow, orange and green. The base is made with kraft. Corrugated cardstock from stash, colored with Distress Ink ripe persimmon

Dies used are from Memory Box (the pipe on the left hand side), Magnolia (the mini picture wheel), Cheery Lynn (the gears). The rest of the dies used are from Tim Holtz

Metal clocks and gears from stash. The vintage bottle cap is from Bottle Cap Inc, USA.

I'm entering the following challenges

Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 26 februari 2017

KennyK Sophisticated Gentleman

Hello!
Hope you are well.

For todays make I've used Sophisticated Gentleman from www.kennykstamps


I printed him out on photo paper, cropped him and instead of coloring him the way I usually do I used my blending tool and Distress Ink walnut stain, vintage photo and black soot around the edges and a bit on top. I then printed him out again and colored just his face with my Prisma pencils and used a 3D tape to glue it on to the photo. 


Then I used The Distress Collage Medium Vintage on top. It makes it look almost like an old photo.


  The bow tie is made with a die but I don't remember what brand.


I've used a lot of black gesso both for backing papers and for the metal decorations. For the rusty looking papers and tags I've used kraft paper and acrylic paints from Deco Art and Distress Ink black soot.


The metal decorations are from Tim Holtz, Finnabair and stash



The faucet knob is from Tim Holtz and a favorite of mine. The star is from Finnabair, love these stars. Both colored with black gesso.



The rulers I've cut out from a Tim Holtz design paper. The tags are made with dies from TH and as you can see I've used my sewing machine (that doesn't happen very often, lol).



The sentiments 'tell your story' and '#lucky' are from TH, embossed in the color frayed burlap from TH/Ranger and with some black soot Distress ink on top.



The small frame on the bottom is chipboard from Tando Creative/Andy Skinner Industrial Elements and colored using Deco Art acrylic paint in the colors quinacridone gold and raw umber and Distress Ink black soot. The screws on top of it are metal decorations from Finnabair.




Challenge
Hugs, Lisa

lördag 18 februari 2017

Birthday Card using KennyK image Sexy Teacher

Hello and thank you for stopping by. My card today I've made for a friend of a friend. Her name is Anna and she is from Austria. I've met her and her husband a few times. They are both wonderful so I was delighted when my friend Gerd asked me to make a card for Annas Birthday. I decided to go for a teacher theme as Anna worked as a teacher before retiring. I've colored the digi Sexy Teacher from www.kennykstamps.com and made this card:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Anna! 
Hope you have a wonderful day 

Papers from Maja Design and Core'dinations. 
I've also used kraft and Canson pastell paper for some details.

The flower is made with a Magnolia Doo-Hickey die and a Tim Holtz die. Beneath the flower I have a star from a Cheery Lynn die and and the leaves are made with dies from Prima and Magnolia. The white stars on the side are made with a Memory Box die.

Star border, numbers, big letters, arrows and the mini clipboard top are made with TH dies. The torn paper with a Marianne Design die and hollow stars with a Spellbinder die.


The image is Sexy Teacher from www.kennykstamps.com and I've colored her with Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastell paper Mi-Teintes


Challenges

Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa


tisdag 14 februari 2017

Scarlett West - February progressive freebie at Club KennyK

Hello and welcome. My card today is featuring this month progressive freebie at Club KennyK, the sexy steampunk lady Scarlett West. She is one of my many favorites and you can get her for free if you enter our February challenge with your KennyK Anything Goes project. You can also find her in the shop www.kennykstamps.com.



I don't think I've ever made a pink steampunk card before, but it's a first time for everything.

She is colored with Prismacolor pencils

I stamped the Tim Holtz clock with Distress Ink and fussy cut 
and used the Tim Holtz pocket watch frame die

White lace from stash and steampunk stamps from Andy Skinner/Stampendous

Gear dies used are from Memory Box, Tim Holtz and LaLaLand


Challenge
Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 12 februari 2017

Honey Sparks and new challenge at Club KennyK

Hello and welcome. There is a new challenge up and running over at Club KennyK. This year we have made some changes for our challenges and the news is that they all run monthly from now on and they are always Anything Goes (you need to use a KennyK image of course).



If you enter the challenge you will get February months freebie which is one of my favourites, the sexy steampunk lady Scarlett West. If you pop in next week I have a Scarlett West card to show you.

For us in the DT we decided to have a theme for our inspiration cards and this month it's Red HotI've made my card with the very hot Honey Sparks

I've colored her hair red hot to fit the theme but made the card black and white. 


I've used a stamp set from Tim Holtz for the road trip theme. 
The 'This Way' sentiment is from Prima. 


The metal decorations are from Tim Holtz, Prima, Michaels and stash


She is colored with Prismacolor pencils



I'm entering the following challenges


Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Lisa