Saturday, February 25, 2017

TGF Mermaid


I've had this lovely digistamp from The Greeting Farm for a while, and finally I printed her out and tried to colour her. I also made a simple background with my Copics, and some circle stamps and white pigment ink. Not sure if I'm happy with it. :/ I liked the way the mermaid turned out, not so much the rest of the card. If I add anything else than a clean, white background, I suddenly feel like I have to add more and more embellishment, or else it feels like something is missing... I don't know. I think I prefer very clean & simple! :P This card feels like it got lost somewhere between clean & simple, and a "non CAS".

Anyway, here's a close up of the sparkly mermaid. :) (Her face doesn't look that splotchy IRL.)


Stamps: Mermaid digistamp from The Greeting Farm, Lots of dots from Simon Says Stamp, and a sentiment from Else Irene Meling.
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp white cardstock, and Perfect Colouring Paper by Holtz.
Other: Copic Sketch markers, white gel pen by Sakura, pearls, Versafine Onyx Black, and Stickles. I also used a die from My Favorite Things, and my MISTI.

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hipp hipp hurra!

Simple birthday card for a little girl. :)


My Favorite Things: Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX, Mini Hearts Background and banner from Blueprints 13.
Simon Says Stamp: Cardstock, and the bow from Nutty Over You stamp set.
Inks: Versafine onyx black, and Versamark.
Other: Birthday girl freebie digistamp from Simple Cards & Papercraft 127. Doodlebug enamel dots with glitter. Perfect Colouring paper. White Bazzill canvas. Hipp hipp hurra stamp from Norsk Stempelblad. White gel pen from Sakura. Foam tape from Best Creation Inc. And my MISTI.


Thank you for stopping by,
have a nice week!  :)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Young At Heart

I finally managed to get this card together, for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 

It's been a long time since I made something "artsy", but it was fun.


Simon Says Stamp:
Dies: Sunshine, Hello, Circle Loops and Mini Hearts Outline. I also used the Swirls and dots stencil, and black cardstock.
Ranger: Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Blending tools. Transparent matte Texture Paste and Multi Medium Matte. Dina Wakley Gesso.
Norsk Stempelblad: The lady stamp. (I don't remember what stamp set she's from, it's an old one.)
Other: Versafine Onyx Black ink and MFT Hybrid ink. Canson XL Mix Media paper, and Bazzill cardstock. Copic Sketch markers. Best Creation foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day!
Ruth :)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Simon Says: Spread your wings (Monday Challenge)


Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spread Your Wings.

Gratulerer med dagen is Happy birthday in norwegian.


Simon Says Stamp: Leanna Butterfly die.
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 20, Petal Circles stencil.
Inks: Distress ink and Versafine.
Other: Neenah cardstock, cardbase from Simon Says Stamp, a norwegian sentiment stamp from Papirloftet, and unknown pearls. I've also used blending tools, and my lovely MISTI. :)

Have a nice day!
Ruth :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Simon Says: Chill Out

Hi! :)

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Chill Out.

In chilly weather, a nice cup of warm coffee sure helps! :)

Sunny Studio: Mug Hugs.
Simon Says Stamp: Cute Snowflakes, and Nutty Over You.

Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue and Dark Chocolate, ColorBox Frost White, Versamark watermark ink, and Memento Rich Cocoa.

Perfect Colouring Paper, Simon Says cardstock, and sparkly silver paper from Flying Tiger Denmark.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Mug Hugs die set.
Simon Says Stamp: Wavy Scallop Stitches.
My Favorite Things: Blueprints 20.

White embossing powder, Copic Sketch markers, MISTI.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice week! :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Flippin' awesome

My first card of 2017, hoping there will be many more!

I've used the Recipe for Happiness stamp set, and the Gingham background stamp,
both from My Favorite Things.

I have also used MFT Blueprints 20 and the Pierced Rectangles STAX.

Other supplies: Papirdesign enamel dots, black MFT hybrid ink, Simon Says Stamp ink & cardstock, distress ink, Neenah paper, Copics, and my Mini MISTI.

I'm entering these challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 314.
Simon Says: Start Afresh
(First time I've used the Recipe for Happiness stamp set, the Dark Chocolate Simon Says ink, and the Gingham background stamp. :-) )

Thank you for stopping by, and have a nice day! :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Life is better in flip flops

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, Use patterned paper.

I used stamps and papers from the August 2015 Simon Says Stamp card kit.
The papers are from Simple Stories. I also used some Doodlebug glitter sprinkles, and the C.C. Designs die set Say Cheese.

I'ts my first shaker card. And of course most of the sequins stuck to the edges of the frame...! :P

I used a clear wink of stella glitter pen to add some sparkle to the letters.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a nice day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbows & Unicorns

Here's my entry for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Animal Magic. :)

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Magical Friends stamp set.
Dies: Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 and 13.

I've also used Distress ink and Copic Brush markers.

Have a nice day! :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Clean & simple

Stamps from Concord & 9th, stamped with Versafine, and painted with distress ink pads.
Painted Hello, wafer die from Simon Says Stamp. I've also used dies from My Favorite Things.
Cardstock from Bazzill, water color paper from Tim Holtz. Not sure where the sequins are from.
Black enamel dot from Panduro Hobby.

I'm entering these challenges:

Trykkpressa april 2016

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Everything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
have a nice day! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Simon Says Stamp, A Bit O' Green

Here's my entry for the A Bit O' Green challenge, over at the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog.

Stamps: Diagonal Stripes from Simon Says Stamp, 
and the sentiment is from Kreativ Hobby.

I have also used dies from My Favorite Things. (Blueprints 14,
Blueprints 13, and Hot Cocoa Cups.)

Inks: Pastel Yellow from Hero Arts, black Versafine, 
and Worn Lipstick Distress ink.

Sequins from the Simon Says Stamp March kit of the month.

Have a nice day! :)

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Purrfect friend

I have used My Favorite Things Cat-itude and Buildable blooms. I cut out the cat using my
K-n-K Element. I have also used dies from My Favorite Things. (Blueprints 14 and 20.)

I painted the cat with Distress inks. The flowers are stamped with Simon Says Stamp dye ink,
and Ranger dye ink. Enamel dots from Papirdesign.

Have a nice day!

Ruth :)

Monday, January 11, 2016

A young guest on my blog. :)


Today I'm having a young guest on my blog. :)

My 8 year old son made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
The challenge this time was "Stencil it".

He used Distress inks in the colors Stormy Sky and Chipped Saphire, and blended it onto
the panel with a blending tool, and then flicked some water on. When it was dry he applied modeling paste through a star stencil. (Waiting for the paste to dry was super boring! ;) )

He used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the banner, and stamped Happy Birthday, using the MISTI stamp tool and Versafine ink.

He used the Scor Pal to score the card base, and adhered his panel on it. The banner with the sentiment is mounted on foam tape.

I really hope you like his card! :)
He was very happy with it, and pointed out that he's just a beginner, and not like me, "who make like maybe FIVE cards a year!!" LOL!

Stencil and stamp is from Practical Publishing. (It was a freebie in a magazine.)
The large stitched panel, and the small fishtail banner are dies from My Favorite Things.

Thank you for stopping by! :)

(PS. He would love some kind comments on his card. :) )

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy new year!

Here's 3 new, quick and easy cards. All made with the January 2016 Simon Says Stamp card kit of the month.

I have also used dies from My Favorite Things.
The snowflake on the third card is a die from C.C. Design.
Sending you warm hugs is from the Merry Christmoose stamp set from My Favorite Things.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Driving home for christmas ♥

I saw this idea somewhere on Pinterest or Instagram, and just had to make my own.
Found the PERFECT car today! Looking at this makes me ridiculously happy! :D LOVE it! ♥

The car is bought in a Vivo bookstore, it's a Classic 1967 Beetle, from Kinsmart,
and the christmas tree is from Nille. Twine from Doodlebug.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Trykkpressa november 2015 (Entry #3)

My third and last entry for Trykkpressa november 2015.

I got the new Hot Cocoa Cups die-set yesterday, along with the Merry Christmoose stamp set,
both from My Favorite Things. Had a chance to play with them today, so I made this CAS-card.
I was going to add some enamel dots, but decided I wanted the super clean look, to keep all the focus on the hot chocolate mug. :)

I've also used a stitched rectangle from Blueprints 13, and Pierced Rectanlges, also from My Favorite Things.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trykkpressa november 2015 (Entry #2 )

My 2nd entry for Trykkpressa november 2015.

All dies are from My Favorite Things. (Blueprints 14, Pierced Rectangles, and the stitched circle is from All Star High Top. I LOVE the way it fits perfectly with the flower, giving it a true retro look! :D I'm definitely pairing those two diecuts again! )

Stamps from Simon Says Stamp.
Not sure where the papers are from.

Thanks for stopping by!  And "Java" great day! ;-)

Trykkpressa november 2015

My entry #1 for Trykkpressa november 2015.

Dies: Dainty Teacup from Memory Box, leaves from Magnolia, Hearts from Lawn Fawn, and
the stitched square and the piece the sentiment is stamped on is from My Favorite Things.

Stamps from Simon Says Stamp, and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co.

Enamel Dots from Simple Stories. Not sure where the doily and the flower is from.

I'm sorry for the terrible quality of the photo! The card is already given away, so I can't take another photo..

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hello. No, not the song...

My Favorite Things: Blueprints 14, All-Star High Top.
Simon Says Stamp: Painted Hello.
Black and white Bazzill cardstock, and pink Bazzill Bling.
 Doodlebug glitter Sprinkles.
Design papers unknown.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trykkpressa, oktober 2015

Månedens utfordring i Trykkpressa er å lage noe rosa. 
Her er mitt bidrag, et rosa CAS-kort:

Jeg har brukt Gorjuss Sitting, fra Sugar Nellie, og fargelagt henne med fargeblyanter 
fra Faber-Castell. Tekststempelet er fra Kort & Godt, og fulgte med i et tidligere nr av
Ett Trykk. Papiret er fra Panduro. Har også brukt Glitter Sprinkles fra Doodlebug.

Takk for at du tok turen innom! 
Ruth :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Stamps and Hello die from Simon Says Stamp. The heart is stamped with Brilliance Dew Drop Galaxy Gold.

To make the panel I used the Pierced Fishtail Flags from My Favorite Things. I glued the black and white diecuts on a piece of cardstock, and then placed the stitched square die from Blueprint 14 on top, and cut a striped panel.

The heart and hello is mounted on 3D foamtape.

Enamel dots from Papirdesign.