Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas decor from my home

I saw this kind of x-mas tree on Pinterest made of old textpaper and I just had to try it out.  Mine turned out a bit different in shape and size. I didn't have a pair of zig zag scissors - so I made a quick shortcut and die cut the textpapers using a scalloped square nestabilities. I was able to cut many many layers at a time - so it was really quick!!

I punched the star using a Fiskars star punch and covered it with glitter as well as the edges of the tree.
I poked the wooden skewer into a tea light in order to lift the tree a bit... It worked out quite well.

And it ended up in the window sill together with the JUL (Danish for Xmas) letters which I bought in NYC a couple of years ago.

I also wanted to share with you the simple Xmas decor in my kitchen - I used the same branch from Halloween (red berries) and just added some x-mas mugs, red glass, a silver tree and a wreath of red berries (one of my favorite Xmas decor from Marks & Spencers in London). The star hanging on my porch is from this year's trip to Berlin ( it has been on my wishlist for quite some time and I found it in a department store in Berlin - yay!). It is a German product called Herrnhuter Sterne and it is perfect for the outdoor.  It really had a bad start here during the two recent storms - they were ripped off their installation - but luckily without further damage. 

Not very Xmassy - I shared this on FB, too! I made some new cat residents for Fiona & Harry Potter's eating place - Silhouette Shapes (hero arts black cat) - out of vinyl! 
I just love this snapshot, where Harry Potter is checking them out for the first time!

I hope you are all getting into the Xmas spirit! I have not finalized my Xmas shopping yet ;)
There is still, time, huh!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Just sharing a giftwrap I did yesterday for a friend. I love kraft paper bags - so easy to decorate and it goes with everything!  I punched a MS heart in the middle for some extra interest and I used a smaller similar MS punch for the mini butterflies, punched in lovely Webster's Pages paper.

The little sentiment is from a Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text sticker sheet.

The manilla tag i stamped - using the fab special edition distress ink "evergreen bough" - love that color!

Thank you so much for stopping by at the Lawn Scaping blog hop and thank you for your lovely comments!  I loved reading all of them!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop

Welcome to my first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop! 
I am so very thrilled that you are here!  You should have come to me by way of Ruza Rebel

This theme is all about RED!!!  
The hop runs from Friday, December 9th - Sunday, December 11th! 
Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! 
All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page

The hop is being sponsored by some amazing companies:

I love red christmas and I thought it would be fun to make the tree from the Critters in the Forest look more christmassy by stamping some musical notes from the Pa rum Pa Pum Pum set. Both were white embossed and colored with distress ink & an ink applicator tool. 

The white panel was stamped using 4 different christmas/winter sayings from various Lawn Fawn sets.  I used small snowflakes to create a background.

 Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest, Pa rum Pa pum pum, Critters in the snow, Bows & Holly.
Paper: Bazzill
Inks: Ranger distress inks (fired brick, walnut stain), Colorbox Frost White pigment ink.

Thank you so much for hopping along ;)

Next head on to the blog of the ever so talented Vera Yates.

If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!

Friday, November 4, 2011

More colors ;) A new Lily Pad Cards challenge

This month Kathy found these fun colors for us ( & YOU) to play with ;)

The digi image from Clear Dollar Stamp I used is called Autumn Critters and the owl is so cute. I resized the owl in Photoshop and removed the leaves on one of the images and pieced 3 owls together to fit one branch.

I decided to use one color for each owl on my inspirational card here. Just to make something different I colored only the feather part of the owl and used black enamel for the eyes.

Clear Dollar digital image - Autumn Critters
Faber Castell colored pencils
Spellbinders Labels 23
Prima Alphas, Twine

Please visit Lily Pad Cards for more details and for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor Clear Dollar Stamps.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Yesterday at Lily Pad Cards there was a new fun challenge - all about textures! 
Check it out here
Textures are fun and anything goes - really! I used some core'dinations paper which I embossed for my first card and some tulle to create some extra texture. 

I was inspired by the look & feel of this image from Pinterest.

Stamps: Hero Arts Flourish background CG139, Hero Arts Bird Trio LP169
Other: Sizzix embossing folder, twine, tulle, Ranger sanding block
Paper: coredinations cs, textpaper, kraft cs

For my 2nd card I used some wine cork on which I stamped hearts and applied to this CAS design.

The cork makes a fun texture I think ;) I can see this be used for many designs also as embellishments on scrapbook pages.

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps CL493 Live Life, Many Dots CL519,  
Hero Arts layering paper, distress inks. 

Don't forget to check out the challenge - you'll have a change to win a lovely gift certificate from Simon Says Stamps!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

winner of my giveaway from WCMD

Hi all,

Just a quick post from me to announce the winner of my WMCD giveaway. chose

Sue McRae

Congrats Sue, please email your addy to this email address and I will get the set in the mail for you ;)

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Color Challenge

The new color challenge at Lily Pad Cards is sponspored by Tiffany Doodles

Each DT got to choose a digital stamp and I chose the Fawn Set which includes some very sweet deer images.

Kathy chose these colors for us to play with

I used the 3 colors but in a softer tone,  especially for the green color, for my inspirational card here. 
I first sized the sentiment and the Tiffany Doodle image as I wanted - then printed on a piece of  copy paper for a guide as to where I should stamp the background. I then stamped the background on a sheet of Hero Arts Eggshell notecard and ran this through the printer again - now printing the images onto the stamped part. I printed the deer image onto white cardstock and colored this in (simple coloring) with copic markers. 
(it probably wouldn't have made much of a difference stamping after printing with the soft bg - but I was not too sure about it).

 I used Ranger Enamels (black for the nose and white for the dots) for some added dimension. The yellow color is represented in the pearls/gems.

Font: LemonChicken
Other: HA gems & pearls, heart punch, May Arts ribbon (colored with Ranger Rusty Hinge distress ink, Ranger Enamel accents, copic makers.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Be sure to check out the details about the challenge at the pond for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Cardmaking Day & a Giveaway

Hi all cardmakers & stampers!

Today is World Cardmaking Day! I am here with some x-mas tags and a matching card. 
Unfortunately I will not be making cards today - so these are made a while ago.

I really like the combination of pool, red and kraft for holiday cards. The tag is a silhouette die cut.

 Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Circle, Hero Arts Dots cling, Hero Arts Chrismas Reindeer
Paper: Bazzill kraft, hero arts pool notecard, Basic Grey Nordic Holiday.

To celebrate this fabulous day I have a giveaway for you!! For my last Hero Arts win I ordered 2 of the same stamp set to give one away. Namely this gorgeous set - the butterflies and wildflowers from Hero Arts / Basic Grey:

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this sweet sweet set! Deadline: 10.10.2011.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Bling Bling

Bling is a new Challenge at Lily Pad Cards, up today.

Here is my card ... I am actually not really a bling person - so my card is a mixture of natural colors and a bit of bling using some Martha Stewart glitter to cover that die cut border and some silver embossing on the christmas trees.

The card base is a white embossed Classic Fabric Design distressed with antique linen at the edges towards the center leaving a bit of white space...

HA stamps: CL540, CG245, CL343
Other: MFT open scallop die, Fiskars punch, MS glitter, twine,
HA gems, HA embossing powders white & silver

When I was in New York a couple of years ago I bought some glittery letters at the Tinsel Trading Company - they were sort of vintage looking and I was inspired by these when I created the border for this card - distressing the edges & adding that piece of lace behind it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hero Arts Sketch Challenge

Another sketch challenge is up at Lily Pad Cards. Our sponspor is Hero Arts - YAY!!

Here is the sketch...

And here is the card I made using some gorgeous Hero Arts stamps - generously provided by Hero Arts.  I stamped 3 lines of text for the vertical lines of the sketch and used an ornament as the round feature.  

Hero Arts CL551 Decorate your holiday
Distress inks fired brick, walnut stain, Memories dye ink white.
Bazzill kraft, Hero Arts notecard , May Arts Ribbon

Monday, September 12, 2011

shine on kraft

Just a quick share with one of those cards which went through a loong process and ended up entirely different than planned. I actually wanted to make a yellow card - but I had to squeeze in some kraft - you know me ;) I added some shine to that kraft, too, after stamping the background..

Stamps: Hero Arts Live Life, Hero Arts Lotus Background
Paper: MME Darling Deer, Bazzill kraft cs.

The sentiment is from the lovely set Live Life, stamped in Hero Arts Chalk ink latte.

Here you can see some of the shine...

Today Jan & I took the day off and went to a lovely restaurant on board a ship down at the harbor.
We ordered a surprise lunch and look what we got as a starter - my favorite ... scallops!! Yummy!

Eventhough the weather was not the best - they are saying the remaing effect of the hurricane Katia will hit Denmark today ... we still enjoyed the view from the ship. Just look at that old ship sailing through the bridge!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

a lady-like card

This turned out very lady like with that big bow ;) Could be used for a wedding also,  I guess. 
The resist embossed flower is stamped twice for some added dimension in the center.  
I thought the white dots on the background would be a fine match for the dots of the flower...

Hero Arts stamps: 
Basic Grey, Hero Arts notecard, Bazzill kraft cs.
May Arts silk ribbon, embossing powder, foam dots.

Have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another color challenge at Lily Pad Cards...

Sorry for the late post of my latest card for the color challenge at Lily Pads
I was not feeling well yesterday and I missed the date for this....

I love the colors Kathy chose for this one.  The sponsor is A Day for Daisies. They have some really cute images for coloring. You have to check it out ;)

I feel a bit humble showing this amongst such great coloring talent on the Lily Pad Cards blog - I am not any way near the skills those girls have.... 

So here is my inspirational card - I chose an Autumnal image - with some fuzzy flowers.. I thought the birds looked like housemartins ...

A Day for Daisies "Barrell of Blossoms"  
MME paper pad Vanity Fair, Watercolor paper, Copics ,
MS tag punch