Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank You - Christmas Mini Card

Hi everyone I had some time to craft today, and so I made a little mini-card that I'll enter into all of these challenges:

Paper Play - Let it Snow
Simon Says Challenge - Let it snow
Stampin for the Weekend - Winter
Stamp Something - Thanks

Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge - Put a little pink on your project
So here's my card:

I used a snowflake-stamp from a clearstamp-set I bought yesterday, at my local Panduro-store. The set is this one:

It's called Clear Stamps Snowflakes, or, here in Norway, Clear Stamp Snøfnugg. i stamped it in three different distressink-colors (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters). I also used a sentiment from Hero Arts' Essential Messages set. I stamped that using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Legojenta / Marie

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My current papercrafting obsessions...

Today I wanted to do a little different post on my blog. I wanted to tell you about some of my current "papercrafting obsessions" =) Here are some of the things I'm loving right now:

I have a good amount of Lawn Fawn sets on my wishlist! I know there will be a new release-week soon (when they show sneak peeks on the Lawn Fawn blog, and have giveaways and designteam-samples as well), so I'm looking forward to seeing that too =) The top five sets from Lawn Fawn currently on my wishlist are:

My Cute StampsI just discovered this company like yesterday, and I must say I really like the style of their stamps! I'm looking around to see where it would be the cheapest for me to get this:
which is the Cheer Up set, cause I really LOVE that one, and I want it soo bad! I LOVE those faces that you can put on the cloud =)

Spellbinders Nestabilities
I'm currently loving these dies, which are the top two on my Spellbinders wishlist:

And I love this set too, that I already have and LOVE to use =)

I've gotten really into coloring my stamped images with Promarkers now. I love the look of these markers, which are just like Copics, but less expensive. I'm slowly building up my collection of colors, and I have about 38 of them now. If you're thinking about starting coloring with markers like Copic or Promarkers, I would highly recommend the Promarkers, if you live somewhere where they're widely available =)

I already had some stamps from Motivet, when I recently purchased this ADORABLE stamp:

This stamp is called Bunny Hug, and I soo love this image! And it can work for so many occasions (thank you, birthday, congratulations etc =)

And the last category on my current obsessions-list today is:

Hero Arts' stamps have been a favorite for me for a good while now. I love their wide range of different designs, and the quality of the stamps, woodmounted, clingmounted or clear, is just awesome! Besides having great stamps, they also have a lovely blog we can visit to get inspiration and see exciting news. And there's also a Flickr-group for Hero Arts' fans, where there's a great community and lots of inspiration to find =) Here are the top five on my current wishlist for Hero Arts stamps:

I guess that was everything I wanted to share today. Thanks for stopping by my blog =)
- Legojenta / Marie

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thank you card with cute bunnies

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenge:ABC Challenge Blog - G is for glitter (use glitter)

Here's the card I made. I used stickles to add the glitter-lines on the sentiment-piece:

I also filmed the process of making the card (except for adding the glitter, I forgot to record that =)

I also wanted to give you the link to the stamp I used, so that you can purchase it too if you like it =) I used the "Bunny hug" stamp from Motivet on this card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

- Legojenta / Marie

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday card for adult

Todays card was made to enter into these ongoing challenges:

I made a birthday card one could give to an adult for his/hers birthday:

I used a Hero Arts cling stamp set (CG199) to stamp the basket and the flowers. I colored them in muted tones using Promarkers. I then stamped the norwegian birthday-sentiment onto another piece of paper, and cut it out. I ran a black marker along the both the sentiment-piece's edges and the image-piece's edges, to define them a bit more. I added the sentiment on top of the image with foam adhesive, and the image onto the cardbase with foam adhesive as well.
Thanks for stopping by today!

- Legojenta

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween card today...

Hi again!

Second post today, that's rare coming from me =)
In this post, I'd like to share with you a card I made for two dofferent ongoing challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - it's Papertake Challenge blog's birthday! Choose whichever challenge from the blog's past three years! - I chose the "White and Bright" Challenge - to use at least one bright color together with white =)Simon Says Challenge - Halloween

Here's the card I made for these two challenges:

I used white for my cardbase. I hand-drew and cut out a mask for the pumpkin. I placed the mask on the paper, covered up the top green stalk (is that the correct word for it?), and stamped over it using a Prima calligraphy-clearstamp using bright orange ink. I then covered up the pumpkin, and stamped the same stamp using green ink over the stalk. After stamping, I took away the mask, and drew dashed lines along the edge of the image, under the image to ground it, as well as around the edges. Such a clean&simple card, but I love how it turned out =)
Thanks for stopping by!

- Legojenta

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Clean and Simple Autumn card

Todays card I made to enter into the following challenges:

Here's my card:

I used the sketch, and I chose my image inspired by the beautiful autumn phot form Simon Says. I stamped the tree-image with Rich Cocoa Memento ink onto watercolor paper. I then used two distress-colors and a wet brush to add the color to the image. The two colors of distress ink I used were Spiced Marmalade and Shabby Shutters. I lightly sponged all of the edges on the card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Legojenta =)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monster Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a fun card I made to enter into the following ongoing challenges:

Here's the card I made:
I used a High Hopes stamp ("Monty") on my card. I colored in the monster using Promarkers, and cut him out. I molded the cut out monster to make him look more 3-dimesional and also to make him look more like he's coming out of the card towards the viewer (this is how I took the Simon Says Challenge of movement on the card =) . I added some black lines to the blue piece of cardstock, and matted it onto some red cardstock. I then added the monster to the blue piece using foam adhesive, which I only put on the backside of his main body and his one foot. His arms and his other foot I had bent further out, so I didn't want to add any adhesive there. I stamped the sentiment, which is from a Norwegian stamp set, onto the same color blue cardstock and matted that as well with the red cardstock. I used some green cardstock for the cardbase, and some grey cardstock for the layer. I stamped the Cling Dots stamp from Hero Arts using Versamark onto the grey piece of paper. All of the papers (except for the monster) were distressed with distress ink, using a sponge. The grey layer was distressed with Versamark.
Thanks for stopping by today!

- Legojenta

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Best fishes" card

Today I'm sharing a card I made yesterday, that I'm entering into two challenges:

Here's my card
I used a stamp from Imaginisce. I stamped the fish, colored it in using Promarkers, and diecut the image using nestabilities. I wrote out my sentiment, added some dots that I colored with a Promarker, and cut it out in a strip. I embossed the cardbase using a quickutz embossingfolder called flowers. The image and the sentiment were attached to the card using foam adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by today =)
- Legojenta

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hero Arts Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!
Today is the day for the Hero Arts bloghop! Hero arts has an active flickr group, and on there came the idea to do a Hero Arts blog hop, where everyone could join in! I felt inspired to show how to get a varied use out of the Hero Arts Four dolls (CL297) clear stamp set. I made a halloween giftbag, two cards and a gift-tag using the set. I showed the halloween giftbag on Hero Art's Flickr group on thursday, but I'm going to show it here today too:
I used an envelope to make the giftbag. I stamped a piece of purple cardstock with Hero Art's Cling Dots stamp (CG139), and attached it to the white giftbag. I stamped a doll from the Four dolls stamp set onto white cardstock, and colored her in using Promarkers. I then drew out a witch's hat for her, and a halloween-bag as well. I colored those in as well using Promarkers. I then cut the doll, her hat and her halloween-bag out with scissors, and pieced them together. I used a piece of black embroidery-thread for the handle on the halloween.bag. I attached the doll in her outfit to a piece of green cardstock, using foam adhesive. I rounded the corners of the green piece, and added that on top of some scrap ribbon I had lying around, to the purple piece.

I have a friend who's studying Japanese, and I had asked her to help me translate some greetings. Here I've written out the greeting "Thanks" or "Thank you" in Japanese. Under the Japanese greeting, I added the Norwegian translation in parantheses. I stamped one of the dolls from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it in using Promarkers. In the dolls hair, I added a pin that I had cut down to be way shorter than it originally was. I added the image-piece onto a kraft card, that I had stamped with the Hero Arts "Dots and Flowers" (S5213) background stamp using Versamark. I had also added a piece of satin ribbon across the middle of the card before putting the image-piece on.
Here's my second card:
For this card, I stamped and paper-pieced the dolls outfit using christmas-themed patterned papers. I stamped the full doll onto white cardstock, cut her out and colored in her face, and then assembled her outfit onto this base. I drew a hat for the doll on the same patterned paper, cut it out and put it on her head. I also made a little white ball for the top of her hat, which I added some white flock onto. I drew out the background, and colored it with Promarkers (with the trees and the snow on the ground). The sky was sponged with the Soft Pool Hero Arts Shadow Ink (AF146). I also stamped the greeting (Merry Christmas in Norwegian, from KH design) onto some kraft cardstock, inked the edges, and cut it out to look like a sign. The image-piece was mounted onto a cardbase I had covered with another patterned paper, using foam adhesive.

Here's the gift-tag I made:

I stamped the doll on white paper and colored her in using Promarkers. I then stamped the party-hat (which is from a Maya Road stamp set called Cupcakes) onto another piece of white paper, colored it in with Promarkers, and cut it out. I then mounted the hat onto the dolls head, using my pink ATG. I punched a small circle in the top left corner, to make the piece a tag for a birthday present.

So there it is, four ways/occasions to use the Hero Arts Four Dolls clear stamp set for! I hope you feel inspired to look through your stamp sets, and see how you can customize the stamps to fit for different occasions =)
Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the rest of the hop =)
- Legojenta

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Squirrel card

Hi again!
Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made to enter into three different challenges:

Friday Sketchers - Use this sketch (parts of it or all of it)

Here's the card I've made:

I used a stamp set from Panduro to stamp the squirrel, which I colored in with Promarkers. I then added some squiggely lines to make it look like the squirrel is standing on the ground, with a fine lined black marker. I colored in the ground with Promarkers as well. I used some soft pool HeroArts shadow ink, a template of a sky, and a sponge to create the sky-background on the image. I used some different papers from a block of designer papers from Panduro to create the blue scalloped circle layer, and the brown layer on the cardbase. The cardbase is white bazzill cardstock. I paper pierced holes along the edge of the brown layer, using the mat pack from Stampin' Up!, and added lines in between to create faux stiching. I added a strip of orange ribbon, which I faded down the color of using white pigment ink. The flowers were made with patterned paper, a small flowerpunch, a couple of small circle-punches, and the Flower Creations Shapeabilities die by Spellbinders. I added the image-piece and the flowers to the card using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Legojenta

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun, little card today...

Hi again
So today, I want to show you a small card that I made to enter into the Simon Says Challenge blog's current challenge. The current challenge is to use dots on your projects =)

Here's the card I made:

I stamped the crab twice and colored in both. I cut out the body and eyes of one crab, added liquid adhesive behind the eyes and foam adhesive behind the body, and adhered it onto the crab I had cut out whole. I made sure to keep pressure on the eyes while the glue was drying, so that the foam adhesive under the body wouldn't make the eyes pop up. The cardbase is a little under 3" square. I stamped it with a polkadot-stamp and blue Hero Arts Shadow Ink (soft pool). The crab is a Snag 'em Stamp by Imaginisce, from the "Splash Dance" line, called "crab". I used Promarkers to color in the crab, and a white gelpen to color in the white inside the spots under the crabs eyes. I handwrote the sentiment, rounded the two upper corners of that piece of paper, added the crab to the sentiment-piece and adhered it to the cardbase using foam adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta =)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Polar Bear Christmas Card

Today I wanted to share another card I made to enter into some ongoing challenges. The three challenges this card was made for is:
- Simon Says Challenge - using this sketch:

- The Play Date Cafe - using these colors:

And here's my card using the sketch, the colors and no designerpaper or embellishments:

- Bazzill cardstock: 'Kraft', 'White', 'Raven'
- Imaginisce Snag 'em stamp: 'Polar bear'
- Cuttlebug Embossingfolder: 'Swiss dots'
- GlueGlider Pro adhesive: 'Perma Tac'
- Foam adhesive
Thanks for stopping by today!
- Legojenta =)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Challenge submission =)

I just wanted to share the project I made to enter into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is to use checks, plaid, gingham, etc. on a project! I made a sign to hang on my bathroom door:

I cut out a heart of a pink piece of cardstock for the base of the sign. I stamped the man and woman-figures on a piece of kraft cardstock, embossed them with white embossingpowder, and diecut&embossed the stamped piece using a spellbinders-die. I used my Martha Stewart score board to make the grid/checked pattern on the heart. I scored every half an inch, turned the heart and did the same thing again. The stamped and diecut piece was put on the heart using foam adhesive. I then used some sticky tac to adhere the heart to my bathroom door =)

Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedding card

Over at the Charisma Cardz Challenges blog, I saw a post a few days ago, which is telling about a challenge the blog has going on. Carly-ann (DT and owner) is getting married early in august, and the challenge is to make her a wedding card/gift and send it to her. I thought that was such a great initiative from the blog, and I felt immediately inspired to make a card. And there's a great prize for one of the competitors that send their card to her as well! A pink Cuttlebug with folders and a £100 gift voucher to The Glitterpot too =) Here's the card I made:

And a little bit more up close:

I started the card by cutting 4 rectangular pieces of paper to make the layers of the cake. I punched the top two corners of each layer with a small corner-rounder punch. I then embossed the layers using one fiskars textureplate (swirly pattern) and one QuicKutz embossing folder (striped pattern). I then attached the layers together on the back using regular one-sided tape. Then I cut some strips of white paper, punched them with a apron lace border punch (Fiskars), and colored the strips using a light grey Promarker. The punched strips were glued onto the seams between the layers of the cake. The plate that the cake sits on were made with a strip of scallop-punched paper and a handcut piece of paper, both colored grey with the Promarker, and glued together. For the top of the cake I added two punched hearts, colored with the Promarker. The cardbase was made with white bazzill cardstock. The patterned paper was punched with a cornerpunch and then adhered onto the cardbase. The cake was adhered to the card with dimensional adhesive.

That's it for the details on the card. Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta

Friday, June 4, 2010

Envelope seals for "snail mail"

Today I wanted to share with you some seals for envelopes I'm working on. I've purchased this really cute and fun image of a snail from Dustin Pike's website, and I thought it would be fun to add the text 'snail mail' to them, and then use them as seals for envelopes with cards or letters inside. Here are three of the one's I've done:

I also did a video showing how I add some hand-drawn lines to make it look like the snail is on grass or like a pavement. Check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by!
- Legojenta =)