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