A co-workers 60th birthday, and I was asked to make a card from us at work. And it would be nice if it was not so very feminine thank you.
So as it is autumn and the huntings season starts on sunday, I made a card with an elk on it. The leafs are my favourite die from Boss Kut. I have used this die for so many cards!!! All the paper and flowers are leftovers. The cardstock is pumpkin orange! I finaly found a use for it!. I have inked all the leafs and the paper behind with rusty hinges distress ink. on the leafs I also used some green distress ink.
A co-workers niece became a mother a few weeks ago, and I was asked to make a baby card. The new mother does not like pink, so I was asked to make a baby card that was not pink.
So this is what I ended up with. I tried to go for vintage instead of pink. The colours are more burgundy and dark. I actuallay used worn lipstick distress ink on the letters and frame to make them stand out. All the paper is from the same sheet of paper, only looks darker because of the inking. The carnation flower are Ivory, and also got a swipe of distress ink. The stamp is one of my favourites from Joanna Sheen! These stams are just gorgeous!!!
The new mother called my co-worker the same day she got the card and gift in the mail, and she was extremely happy with the card. Apparently she want to frame it and have in the nursery. Wow
For some strange reason I thought about these little ducklings for days and wanted to make a card with them. I have not used any of my Quickutz for a very long time, but I dusted the dies and located my duck. The idea is that this is a great card for a boy or girl turning 1 year old. They do not need more than they recognice.
I hand tore my blue paper to make it a little wave like and coloured the wings a little orange and black for the eyes. Then I just could not think of a single ting more to put on the card, as all just crowded it. Odd!
But I'm satisfied with it, and it proves to me that sometimes more is less.
My cardmaking have been sadly neglected during my 4 years at school. But now that I can titulate myself as Prosject Engineer I have time to make cards again without feeling bad about doing so!
I made this card with leftover paper that was in my growing pile. I also used a cornations stamp that I bought the first time I went to Gjøvik for school, so this was part of celebrating that I'm not a school girl anymore. The sentiment say" Happy birhtday" in Norwegian.
So second part of the gift for my friend. A matchbox that match the card and candlewrapping that I have made. On the Cropstop Summer Blog hop challenge that Dalis have you have to make something with a sun on. So I have put a favourite sun stamp on the matchbox.
I made this gift for a friend that is not feeling to well these days. This altered toilet paper roll fits in with the Cropstop summer blog hop challenge that you find on Veronica's blog. The challenge is to make something 3D, and so this is.
Today I got a mail from someone that I know that told that he was sick for a while. So this evening I made him a card and a little get well gift.
This card mathes the colours for CropStop summer blog hop challenge that you find on Gloria's blog.
For this challenge use the colors orange/yellow, tan/brown, blue, green and white. All these colors are presented on the card.
I have not been making cards for the last 7-8 months because I have been working hard on my last year of 4 on school. That makes for one big list of cards that I ought to have made. This is one of them that I made 5 minuttes ago.
Today I got a set of stickers in the mail that I bougth just for fun. They are based on old french fabric patterns and are just lovely! And when I looked at the lovely bee, I though of the CropStop Blog hop challenge that I found at Michelle's blog. Inspired by nature.
On the inside of the card I did it quiet and just stamped the same stamp 4 times to make a pattern.
I used the same stamp on the back of the card and on the envelope. So now I have to write the card and pop it in the mail tomorrow!
On friday a friend did me a favor and did not want anything in return. So inspired by the Cropstop Blog hop I made this matchbox and candle decorations.
Rosemary's challenge is under the sea, and I found some paper that works like magic for under the sea. The wrapping around the candles is a used toilett paper roll, that fit well for the candles. The dolphin stamps are from an English stamp collection called Tanda Stamps.
I used some masking on the turtle and blue dolphin to get the 3D feeling on the matchbox.
I hope my friend will like the gift, as she and her family are going on a holliday to the coast next week.
Crop Stop have a Celebrate Summer Blog Hop. I started on the first stop and found Vicki's challenge that is to think pink!
A friend is expecting a girl next week, so I jumped to the challenge and made a pink baby card.
The text is in norwegian and say "A little princess"
On the inside of the card I used some white rubbons that I have had for ages, and a stamp from Joanna Sheen.
I used another baby stamp from Joanna Sheen on the back and on the envelope.
So now it is just to wait for the baby to be born. She will have 5 older sisters!