tisdag 26 juni 2018

Wedding card for Daniel and Jonna


We have a new challenge starting today at Ally´s Angels and the theme is anything goes. All types of projects are welcome. The challenge runs for two weeks and there is also a prize to win.

I love being asked to do cards for special occasions and when my lovely friends Merja and Krister wanted me to make a card for their son's wedding I got excited. Especially since I was allowed to make both rust- and metal effects on the card AND also use cogs....I couldn't wish for a more fun card to make. So after getting a closer description of the bride and groom this is what I came up with:

The round "frame" is made with a Seth Apter die called Shield. To create the rust effect I used grit paste, acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black sooth.

I tried the new Tim Holtz 3D embossing plate Foundry and I can say it's already a favorite. I used it to create the corner decorations and also inside the frame. To create the metallic effect I used Finnabairs metallic wax brushed iron and distress crayon black soot.

Some metal wire from stash wrapped around the heart. The metal decorations are from Tim Holtz (except the small metal heart from Finnabair). 

The corrugated cardstock are treated with acrylic paints from DecoArt and distress crayon black soot. 

Products used
- Tim Holtz dies: big tag, small tag, pipes, tap, big heart, cogs
- Seth Apter die: Shield
- Cheery Lynn die: tags with names on (the names are made with label letters from Tim Holtz)
- Technique Tuesday die: the small hearts
- 3D embossing plate Foundry from Tim Holtz
- all metal decorations from Tim Holtz (except the small heart from Finnabair)
- corrugated cardstock
- acrylic paints from DecoArt: quinacridone gold, paynes grey, raw umber
- grit paste from Tim Holtz 
- metal wire from stash
- watercolor paper
- distress inks and oxides: black soot, iced spruce, walnut stain
- distress crayon black soot
- stencil from Tim Holtz (the word LOVE)

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day


tisdag 15 maj 2018



This is my first project for Ally's Angels,
a challenge blog run by the lovely and talented Ally
and her wonderful design team.
I will not be a full time DT but will pop in when I have time
Thank you, Ally <3

We have a new challenge starting today 
the theme is YELLOW and our sponsor is DL.ART 

I colored this steampunk dog image from KennyK Stamps 
called ColMacallan again. This time using my Prismacolor pencils. 
Love this image.

I didn't know at first what to make with him
 but when I got the plank die set from Tim Holtz, I got this idea.

The planks are made with a die, woodgrain paper and lots of 
distress inks, oxides and crayons. All from Tim Holtz (TH).
The tickets are made with stamps and matching dies from TH 

The base is made with watercolor paper and distress oxides. The edges are sanded.
 The Happy Birthday sentiment is a TH stamp, embossed.
The film strip, the chipboard quote chips and metal decorations are all from TH

The pocket watch and cog are also made with TH dies
and distress oxides and crayons. The cog is embossed to get more texture

I'm going to give this card to my father in law on his Birthday in June

Material used:
* Image ColMacallan from KennyK Stamps colored with Prismacolor pencils
* Tim Holtz dies: 662694, 662698, 662383, plank, gadget gears, pocket watch, big tag
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy talk, ticket booth
* Tim Holtz distress ink black sooth and distress oxides black soot, hickory smoke, squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
* Tim Holtz crayons: black soot, wild honey, tea dye, aged mahogany
* Tim Holtz distress woodgrain paper
* Metal decorations from Tim Holtz
* Film strip decoration from Tim Holtz
* Watercolor paper from Canson and Panduro, and distress mixed media heavy stock from Tim Holtz
* Distress collage medium matte (on the chipboard quotes) from Tim Holtz

I will try my luck in the following challenges

A pink gem challenge, Challenge #219 It's a mans world!
Love to scrap challenge blog, #109 Anything goes
Simon says stamp blog, For the boys
Scribbles designs challenge, #65 Make it masculine

Thank you for stopping by


söndag 15 april 2018

Crazy Cat

Hello and welcome!

Back again after a long blog break.
Today as guest designer at Crafts Dreamy Challenge
Thank you Zowie for the invitation <3

The challenge is anything goes with a lovely mood board for inspiration,
 you can see it at the end of this post

For my project I used one of the crazy cats from Tim Holtz, 
colored with my Prismacolor pencils and added a
 layer of distress collage medium vintage

Except for the corrugated cardstock I use as a base, 
all the layers are made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides. 
I stamped randomly using Tim Holtz stamps.
 For the die cuts I use kraft or watercolor paper and distress inks/oxides.
A layer of distress collage medium crazing on top.
All edges are sanded

Chipboard quote chip from Tim Holtz, treated with distress inks and then sanded.
Milk bottles and fish from the crazy cat stamp set colored with
Prismacolor pencils and distress inks and cut out with matching dies

Random stamping and stenciling on the frame.
The clock is a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed on kraft, fussy cut 
and treated with distress inks and distress collage medium crazing, then sanded. 
The small ticket at the top of the frame and the ruler (barely visible)
 on the right hand side are both made with Tim Holtz stamps

I love the distress crayons, here in walnut stain and black soot on my yellow layer. 
Rubbing it into the crackles with my fingers make my project look even more distressed.
Here you can also see the quote better.
The small ticket is made with a stamp and the mini clipboard bottom is a die cut, both from Tim Holtz

All metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and treated with distress oxide peacock feathers

Embossing powder in valnut stain around the claw marks 
and, of course, a lot of distress inks and oxides.
Here you can also see more of the ruler on the right hand side

Here you can see all layers

The mood board for the challenge

I will try my project in the following challenge

Products used
* Watercolor paper from Canson, kraft, corrugated cardstock
* Distress inks: ground espresso, black soot, antique linen
* Distress oxides: bundled sage, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, frayed burlap, gathered twigs, black soot, fossilized amber, sqeezed lemonade
* Distress crayons: walnut stain, black soot
* Clear rock candy crackle paint (barely visible)
* Distress embossing powder: walnut stain, faded jeans
* Distress collage medium: vintage, crazing
* Tim Holtz dies: mini clock key, mini clipboard top & bottom, file tabs, claw marks, crazy cats
* Two rectangular spellbinder dies to create the frame
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy cats, going somewhere, curiosities, 
* Unknown background stamps (on the frame mostly)
* Industrial stencil from Tim Holtz
* Tim Holtz idea-ology metal embellishments and chipboard quote chip

Thanks for stopping by


söndag 18 juni 2017

KennyK Stamps closing


So, so sad to see KennyK Stamps closing it's doors at the end of this month. Elena and Kenny have expand their business with KennyK Illustrations and they have no time left to keep KennyK Stamps going. I'm happy for them that their business is going so well and I wish them all the best and good luck in the future, but for me personally and for all KennyK fans out there closing KennyK Stamps is incredible sad. I've loved my job as a DT for them and I will miss it so very much. I will also miss my friends in the design team, it's been the best team ever. I know I will stay in contact with many of you after this but it's sad to not be a team any more. So to Elena, Regan, Lucy and all the lovely ladies in the design team, past and present, and guest designers - Big Hugs to all of you. It's been an honor and a pleasure to work with you.

This is my goodby card to Elena and Kenny and KennyK Stamps. I have colored ElenaK and Buggin Drummer using Prismacolor pencils and went for a rocking, all American style card using a design paper with the American flag from Pebbels and lots of star dies.

Rock On Elena and Kenny!!!

KennyK Stamps are having a closeout sale and at Club KennyK Facebook we have a goodby party, please join us if you can

Thanks for stopping byHugs, Lisa

måndag 29 maj 2017

Wedding card using Wedding Dance from KennyK Stamps

Hope you are well

Today I have a Wedding card to show you. I made it for my friend Anne-Marie to give to her daughter and future son in law on their Wedding day. Anne-Marie has chosen the image Wedding Dance from KennyK Stamps as the couple met through dancing. You can find the image HERE

Her daughter is very talented, she makes all clothes for her family, even underwear, so of course she has made her own Wedding dress.  She has also made the Wedding bouquet, all in fabric. I saw a pic of the bouquet and it's absolutely stunning. I couldn't tell it was made of fabric it look so real. Anne-Marie has promised to show me some more pics from the Wedding later and I can't wait to see them.

So the theme for the Wedding card is sewing. An unconventional theme for a Wedding card maybe, but lots of fun for me to work with.

 I used all sewing related dies and decorations I could find in my stash. The big scissor and thread rolls on the side is an edge die from Tim Holtz, the small scissors I think are from Marianne Design. The sentiment at the bottom is from Tim Holtz 

The zipper is made with a die from I think Marianne Design. The botton border is made with a Memory Box die and the small heart is made with a Marianne Design die. I used some embossing powder on both the heart and the buttons. 

I bought a set of bobbins at Hobby Lobby, USA, last year just to use as decorations for my cards and canvases as I love metal decorations 

The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and the love stamp behind the couple is from Magnolia. I have also used my sewing machine again as you can see.

The big tag at the top and all the big hearts are made with Tim Holtz dies. The small picture wheel is made with a Magnolia die. The tickets are from a sewing themed stamp set from Tim Holtz. Design paper with sewing theme from stash

The wooden thread rolls are colored with metallic acrylic paint from Finnabair

The big zipper is from a local store and the couples names are made with a Tim Holtz die, cardstock and embossing powder

The back side of the card. 
'Love' is made with a die but don't know what brand (I bought it at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels, USA) and 'forever' with a Tim Holtz die. If I remember correctly the small Wedding couple is a stamp from Kreativa Ting in Västerås, Sweden, they design their own rubber stamps

There is still a few days left to enter the May challenge over at Club KennyK Facebook and the theme is always Anything Goes

If you enter the challenge you will be eligible for this months freebie which is Danger Dad. You just have to use a KennyK stamp or digi and you can enter with just a colored image if you don't have time or don't want to create a full project. 

Prizes are KennyK digi(s) of choice and the categories are best coloring, best project and at least one random winner.

Thank you for looking and 
have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Lisa

söndag 7 maj 2017

KennyK Danger Dad


It's already a week in to May and I just wonder where did April go. 
A bit chilly where I live though.

For todays make I've colored Danger Dad from KennyK Stamps. 
He is perfect to use for Fathers Day projects and 
Birthday cards for the men in our lives. 
He is the progressive freebie at our May challenge 
at Club KennyK Facebook 

The challenge is Anything Goes.
You can enter with just a colored image if you don't want to make a full project, you just need to use a KennyK digi or stamp. 
There are prizes to win for best coloring and best project 
and we also have at least one random prize. 
All prizes are KennyK digis of choice. 
Remember to watermark your creation across the image 
as per Terms of Use.

You can also get Danger Dad digi at the shop 
Here is my card and the DT theme is masculine

He is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Lots of layers on my card, as usual. Dies used are from Cheery Lynn, Mariann Design, Spellbinder and Tim Holtz. On some details I've used texture paste and metallic wax, both from Prima/Finnabair

I made a little pocket to fit a tag 
and used a digi sentiment from KennyK Stamps.
Metal wire on the tag.
Love the new gear dies from Tim Holtz, 
you can see some of them at the foreground in this pic

All the black papers are black cardstock with black gesso on. I like the matte finish very much. As you can see I've put some chicken wire on to. For the barb wire (die from Cheery Lynn) I used aluminum tape on cardstock and black gesso. 
Orange papers are Coredination cardstock.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Lisa

lördag 29 april 2017



Popping in with a quick post today showing a project where I've used distress inks and distress oxides for my background.

Stamps from Tim Holtz. Used a number stencil from Tim Holtz and a brick stencil of unknown brand together with grit paste and distress inks. Done some sewing around the edges.

The orange stars are made with a Spellbinder die, the black star is made with a Tim Holtz die and colored with black gesso.

Metal decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz colored with black gesso. Also used orange embossing powder and metal wire.

Thanks for looking!
Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Lisa