Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baby Shower Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing the second card I made to enter into a challenge Lawn Fawn is having on their blog right now. They are asking for cards that fit into three seperate categories, to put in their catalog and to have in the CHA booth. I thought it sounded like a fun challenge, and there's a great prize to be won as well! Check out the challenge on the Lawn Fawn blog here

The card I'm showing in this post, is for the category "Plus One ". I only used stamps from "Plus One" for this card. All of the supplies I used on this card are listed below =) Anyways, here is my card:



For this card, I stamped the umbrella image, omitting the smiling face on it when inking up the stamp. I also stamped a heart image onto the umbrella. I colored in the umbrella with Copic Sketch markers, and stamped a sentiment next to the umbrella. I stamped a second heart, colored it with a Copic setch marker, added 3D crystal lacquer on top, and let it dry. I then cut it out, colored the cut edges with a black marker, and adhered it on top of the heart stamped on the umbrella. For the scalloped edges, I colored white cardstock with the pink Copic marker I had used for the heart. I then punched out two borders, and attached them to the backside of the image piece. I adhered the finished piece to a white standard sized cardbase, using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Friday, December 30, 2011

Sending Hugs Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into a challenge Lawn Fawn is having on their blog right now. They are asking for cards that fit into three seperate categories, to put in their catalog and to have in the CHA booth. I thought it sounded like a fun challenge, and there's a great prize to be won as well! Check out the challenge on the Lawn Fawn blog here

The card I'm showing in this post, is for the category "Any Critters sets and/or Hats Off to You". I used "Critters in the 'Burbs" for my card, and stamped a custom sentiment with "Jessie's ABC's". All of the supplies I used on this card are listed below =) Anyways, here is my card:



For this card, I stamped the cat image twice at an angle, so that it kind of looks like the cats are hugging eachother. I colored them in with Copic Sketch markers, and stamped a custom sentiment underneath them. I diecut the image with a nestabilities die, and cut off the top and bottom on the diecut piece to make a different shape. I matted the image piece on some turquiose cardstock, and adhered it to a kraft cardbase with foam adhesive. I love how well my idea of the hugging cats worked out, and I'm so happy with the color scheme I ended up with on this card as well =)

I'm working on another card for this challenge too, so that will probably be up here on my blog within a couple of days =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, December 29, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: December 29th - January 11th

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the current SPARKS challenge. Here's the inspiration photo for this challenge:
Here's the card I made:


Stamps by Paper Smooches



I took inspiration from the rainbow theme this time. I stamped seven stars and stamped a smiling face inside each. I then colored them all in with Copics. I cut them all out, and adhered them in a line onto a white cardbase. I then stamped the sentiment underneath the line of stars.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Thursday, December 15, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: December 15th - December 28th

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the new SPARKS challenge! Here's the inspirational photo for this challenge:


Here's the card I made inspired by the photo:



Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the reindeer theme og the photo, as well as the red glitter noses on the photo. I stamped the reindeer in brown ink, and added red stickles to his nose. After the stickles had dried, I added a coat of Crystal Lacquer on top to keep the glitter "contained". I stamped the sentiment with borwn as well, onto a banner I had diecut out of white cardstock. I added som red pearls to the banner strip, and adhered it to the image. I layered the image onto a brown and a red mat, and adhered the whole thing onto a white cardbase using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Friday, December 9, 2011

Teddybear Tag

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a tag I made to enter into the following challenges:






Here's my tag:



I stamped and colored the teddybear and the candy cane with Copic markers. To get the fluffy/plush effect on the coloring of the bear, I went over the entire area, after coloring with various brown Copics, with the Copic blender. I then cut out the bear with scissors. I embossed a Norwegian sentiment in white embossingpowder onto red paper, and cut it into a banner-like shape. To make the tag, I cut lengths of silk ribbon, and colored half of them red with a Copic marker. I covered a piece of white cardstock with scortape, and added the ribbons in a diagonal pattern. I then diecut the piece with a MFT die. I punched a little hole in one end, and tied some more ribbon into the hole. I added the bear to the tag with foam adhesive, and the sentiment with some doublesided tape. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Smiling Lights Tag + Video

Hi everyone!

I haven't been blogging much lately, and I'm sorry about that. I've been really busy with my studies and other stuff lately, and have had less energy for blogging. So, to make up for my absence, I have a tag and a video to share with you today =) The tag was made to enter into the following challenges:

The Cuttlebug Spot - Use Leftovers (I used leftover cardstock for my tag and leftover ribbon)

Here's the video I filmed when making the tag:




Here are pictures of the finished tag:



I love those glossy lights with smiling faces =) It's was so easy to add the 3D Crystal Lacquer to them, because it has a needle-sized precision tip. I have two videos about this product on my YT channel, which you can see here and here. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can find the link to it in the supplies list below =)

Today's Norwegian phrase: God Jul -Merry Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta 


Thursday, December 1, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: December 1st - December 14th

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the new SPARKS challenge! Here's the inspirational photo for this challenge:
(please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge =)

Here's the card I made inspired by the photo:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the white frames with blue inside on the blue backdrop in the inspiration photo, and the yellow color of the flowers as well. I traced the inner and outer lines of a spellbinders die onto white cardstock, and cut them out with scissors and an x-acto knife. I diecut a piece of blue cardstock with the same die to stamp my image on. I stamped the bird on yellow paper several times, and pieced it together. I drew in a black line with a marker, and stamped the sentiment and the bird's legs onto it. I adhered the paper-pieced bird on top, and added a sun (stamped with the inner circle from the egg in "Wake up") and some clouds, stamped onto yellow patterned paper and vellum, in the top right corner. For the cardbase, I used a shade darker of blue, and embossed a dot pattern (HA stamp) with clear embossingpowder. I adhered the white frame onto the blue image piece, and adhered that whole piece to the cardbase using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out this new challenge over at the SPARKS blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #4

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the fourth YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:



Here's my card for this challenge:


I diecut a colorful patterned paper with a pretty die, and I also diecut a sentiment strip out of white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment onto the diecut strip, and adhered that onto the colorful diecut shape. I cut, scored and folded a white cardbase, and added lots of little dots with a black marker. I adhered the colorful shape to the cardbase using foam adhesive.

Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:

We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)


Jess Larsen - http://jesslarsen.blogspot.com/   - Jess hasn't been feeling well, and have not been able to make a card for this challenge

Paulina Nakamura - http://prettypinkposh.blogspot.com/

And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =)
- Marie / Legojenta


Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanks Bunches Card

Hi everyone!

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


Here's the card I made. Sorry for the bad photo!

Stamps by Paper Smooches

I stamped the owl, and hand-drew the branch for her to sit on. I colored it in with Copics, and embossed the sentiment using white embossingpowder. The dark blue background was sponged on with two colors of distress inks. I made a mistake with the owl's eyes, and had to fix it by covering and embossing the eyes with white embossingpowder, and adding the pupils with a black gelpen afterwards. That's why the eyes may look a bit "off" =) I also pulled out my white gelpen and did some faux stiching lines, to frame the image. To make the owl look more female, I added a tiny twine bow to her head.
I added the image to the cardbase, using foam adhesive, on an angle, thinking that it would be fun for it to look like the chubby owl was weighing one side down =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Inspired by Pinterest - Episode 3

Hi everyone!

Today I have a new video in my Inspired by Pinterest video series to show you. Here it is:



You can also watch the video on my YouTube channel here. If you want to make sure you don't miss any of my videos, you can simply subscribe to me on YouTube. Easy peasy!

Here's the picture of my finished card from this episode:

I hope you like it! I really like the look of that white-on-white background I made with the punched circles, and the red color against all the white =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta




The inspiration picture in this video is from: http://cardediem.com/?p=3301

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: November 17th - November 38th

Hi everyone!

Today is the start of a new SPARKS challenge! Here's the inspirational photo for the challenge:
(please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge post over at the SPARKS blog)

Here's the card I made inspired by the photo:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the pattern of colored flowers with white outlines from the picture. I used four raindrop stamps from two different Paper Smooches sets, to make my flower-like patterns. I embossed them in white, and then I colored them in with different colors. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of paper, using second generation stamping to get the grey color. I cut one end of the strip into a v-shape. I colored a white pearl with a green marker to match the green flowers in the background.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn Christmas Card

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into this months challenge over at the Hero Arts blog. I haven't participated in one of their challenges for a loong time! But this month there is a really fun color combination that I wanted to work with, so I decided to give it a go. Please check out this site on the Hero Arts blog for more information about the challenge! Here is the color combination you can use this month:

(The last color is meant to represent any neutral like brown, kraft or cream)

I decided to make a Christmas card using the colors, and some of mye top favorite Hero Arts stamp sets. Here's my card:

I stamped the girl/doll, colored her in and cut her out. I then hand drew a little gift for her to hold, colored and cut it out. I stamped the tree, colored it in, and added a pink star on top. I adhered both to a kraft cardbase using liquid glue. I also added som sparkle with a Spica clear glitter pen to both the star and the ribbon&bow on the little gift. I'm sorry that it doesn't show in the picture!
I needed a small greeting to fit on my card, and didn't have anything from Hero Arts that was small enough. So I used two stamps from a Lawn Fawn stamp set, and combined them to make the full sentiment. I also added some white pearls to the little gift and the tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lawnscaping #21

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current Lawnscaping challenge:
Here's the card I made:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Inspired by Pinterest - Episode 2

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing the second episode in my Inspired by Pinterest video series. I made a CAS card with a muted color scheme this time =) Here's the video for you:


You can also watch the video on my YouTube channel here. If you want to make sure you don't miss any of my videos, you can simply subscribe to me on YouTube. Easy peasy!

Here's the picture of my finished card from this episode:


I hope you enjoyed it! I think the debossing technique gives really nice results, and I'm pleased with how classy the card turned out =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta




The inspiration picture in this video is from: http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-gracious-vases-day-four.html

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Snowflake Ornaments Card

To see my posts for either the Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop or the
SPARKS challenge, please scroll down while on my main blog page. Thanks!

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into the following two challenges:

Here's the card I made:



I used some watercolor paper for my cardbase. I stamped three snowflakes, and drew in lines and bows with a pen. I added a brown button onto the largest snowflake, and pearls to the smaller ones. I colored the pearls with a brown Copic to make them match the button I had used.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Friday, November 4, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: November 3rd - November 16th

Hi everyone!

This is my second post today.
Please check out my post for the YCU Masculine Cards Blog Hop HERE!

Today is the start of a new and fun SPARKS challenge! Here's the inspiration photo for the challenge:
(please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge post over at the SPARKS blog)

Here's the card I made inspired by the photo:

Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the colors in the inspiration photo for my card this time. I used the sun's ray-stamp from "Sunny Side Up" to make a little party-hat for the penguin. I added some sparkle to the card using some rhinestones, and some shine to the penguin's beak using Crystal Lacquer =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


YCU Blog Hop - Masculine Card



This is the last stop on this Young Crafters Unite blog hop. You should have arrived here from Erin's blog. If you've just stumbled upon this hop here, please go to the YCU blog to start at the beginning!
We have two sponsors for this hop, Simon Says Stamp and Paper Smooches. So since I love Paper Smooches stamps, I decided to make a masculine card for this hop using stamps from Paper Smooches. Here's the card I made:

Stamps by Paper Smooches

I stamped the penguin, and colored his beak orange. I then drew in a tie and a briefcase for him, and colored them too. I added some sparkle to the buckle on his briefcase with a glitter pen, and some shine to his beak using Crystal Lacquer. I chose the sentiment Congratulations, thinking this would be a card one could give to a man who's gotten a promotion at work, gotten a new job etc. I also added more of the same colors from the image, by matting the image piece with orange and adding blue flag-shapes. 

I hope you've enjoyed hopping along on this bloghop today! Hopefully you've gotten some inspiration on masculine cards =)  Be sure to check out both of our sponsors for some great papercrafting products!


This is the last stop on the hop. If you've missed any of the hops on the way, you can go back to the YCU blog to see the full list of participants.
 

Thanks for hopping along in this bloghop today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Inspired by Pinterest - Episode 1

Hi everyone!

Today's the day when the first episode in my new series, Inspired by Pinterest, goes public. I'm so excited to see what you all think! So, without any more chatting around, here's the video for you:




You can also watch the video on my YouTube channel here. If you want to make sure you don't miss any of my videos, you can simply subscribe to me on YouTube. Easy peasy!

Here's the picture of my finished card, once again:



Now, onto the results from my little guessing game about this first episode. Thanks to everyone who played along, and guessed what pin I would use for inspiration in this first episode! Unfortunantely, none of you guessed right this time. No wonder, I had about 170 pins or something like that when the guessing game started. That's a lot of possibilities to choose from! Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed the game and had fun guessing =)

I'm already in the process of making the next episode, so make sure you stay tuned for that if you liked this first one =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta




The inspiration picture in this video is from: http://www.marthastewart.com/856337/accessories-you-sew/@center/381714/handmade-accessories#/173417

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Happy Halloween! Unfortunantely, I don't have any Halloween cards to share today, but I do have a fun picture I took recently instead!


Amazing what just some M&M's can do, right?


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'll be back tomorrow with the first episode in my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series =)
- Marie / Legojenta

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Introducing my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series!

Hi everyone!
This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to see my entry for the Lawnscaping challenge =)


Today I'd like to tell you about my new video series that will start on November 1st, called Inspired by Pinterest! Please watch this short video to learn more about it:



I am quite excited about this new video series. I have been using Pinterest for a little while now, and I love to gather up information, inspiration and all kinds of fabulous stuff there. But I also wanted to make sure I would actually use that inspiration in my crafting. And with that thought came the idea for this video series to mind. The Inspired by Pinterest video series will start on November 1st. On that day, I will publish the first episode on my YouTube channel. In each episode, I will be taking inspiration from a pin I have on one of my boards on Pinterest. Some of my pins on Pinterest have been repinned from other people, and some I have pinned from different blogs, websites etc. I love having this online pinboard to gather up and organize all the fabulous things I find online!

If you want to check out my Pinterest boards, just click the red "Follow me on Pinterest" button in my right toolbar. Oh, and to join Pinterest, you need to be invited. So if you want an invitation from me, just leave a comment on this post with your email-adress, and I'll send you an invite. But please read the rest of this post before you go to comment, because I have something else fun in store!

To celebrate the start of my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series, I have come up with a little guessing game for you all. I want you to take a look at my Pinterest boards, and guess what pin (aka. what photo) that I've used for my first episode of the series. I filmed the first episode today, and so it's all ready to go for November 1st =)
To enter, leave a link to the pin you think I've used for the first episode, in a comment on this post. Only comments left on this post, on my blog, will be counted as an entry to the guessing game. Then, on November 1st, I will check all the comments left on this post, and see if anyone guessed the right pin. If so, that person wins a little prize from me =)

That's it for my little announcement today. I'm excited to see what you all think of this video series, and I look forward to making new episodes for the series in the future =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Lawnscaping #20

Hi everyone

Today I have a card to share with you, that I made for the current Lawnscaping challenge:


I'll also be entering this card into these challenges:

Here's my card:




I used a tree stamp from Lawn Fawn, and paper pieced it using some old christmas-themed patterned paper. I added a sentiment cut from the same paper, and a strip of red patterned paper behind it using another paper from the same paperpad. The star on the top of the tree was punched out with and old EKSuccess star punch. I kept this card simple and not so cute as I usually like making my cards, as I'll be sending it in to the Card that Card carddrive, where cards for elderly in nursing homes are being collected. Chek out more about the card drive here.

It's been a while since I added Today's Norwegian Word to my blogpost. But today I have one to share again =)
Today's Norwegian word: Christmas - Jul

Thyanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #3

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the second YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:




For this challenge, I made a clean and simple card:



I clear-embossed the background stamp onto a black cardstock panel, and rounded the corners. I stamped the sentiment in black onto a diecut banner, and adhered it onto the panel. I then adhered the black panel onto a white cardbase using foam adhesive.


Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:


We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)




And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =
- Marie / Legojenta