Friday, October 24, 2014

Tag You're it #9

Hi everyone!!!
I'm here to introduce challenge #9  at Tag - You're it !


This time we are inspired by these BEAUTIFUL tags by Leigh Penner;




I used stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.


Foe wonderful inspiration from my teamies and all the info you need to play along ; www.tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Karin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be Witched


 
 
 
Hi Everyone!
 
 I'm here to show you a Halloween card that I'm sharing on the WMS TEAM TALK blog today. I made it using one of my favorite Halloween set ever; Be Witched,
I second stamped the fence, the bat and the Crow for the bg and then inked the edges Before stamping the witch. Stamped and diecutting the sentiment and the atached it to the panel using some pewter brads. The frame is diecut using my Silhouett SD.
 
Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lawnscaping # 92 Halloween or color combo ([purple/orange/black)

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to make a Halloween or color combo ([purple/orange/black) card.  This is my sample;





For my card I used stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn sets; Critters ever after and So thankful.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stamp set of your choice YEAH!!!



Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!

Have a great day, Hugs, Karin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Watercolors - A Rabbit and a Dog!

It's Sunday and I'm here to share another watercolor with you:


The second one is more of a sketch - I'm still working on loosing up my painting, but don't want to waste my expensive paper while practising - think you can tell the quality difference just by looking at how differently the paint behaves/glowes in these two paintings.




If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors/

 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected som favorites)

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

You Brighten My Day; #Watch box - magnet"

 

I was inspired by the challenge Upcycle/ Recycle challenge at A blog named Hero and the "Anything goes" challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks and the Cutting Edge challenge (see inspiration pic below) . I was also inspired by the "Anything goes challenge at PaperSmooches SPARKS I turned a matchbox into a little   "watch box" refridgerator magnet. I stamped the images on shrink plastic, colored them, diecut them and put them in the oven. Then I played around with them to create this little miniature scene for my son Ted ; 







 Of course I want to take the chance to tell you about the challenge we have at the Inspiration Journal called In disguise - where we challenge you to turn an item into something new. All of the supplies I used for this project can be found at ;  Inspiration Emporium. You can win 50 usd to spend in the store - YAY!!!

Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .

Paper:  Lawn Fawn  
Stamps:   Paper Smooches 
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black  Hero Arts
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools
PolyShrink white


I also want to point out that US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!





Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thanks Friend !


 

Here's a card I made inspired by the Picture Perfect challenge at PaperSmooches SPARKS .
The notebook page is diecut from a box of Cherios fot the Recycle challenge at A blog named Hero and I tried a technique - inking and splattering for Make the day special and I used earthy colors and will be sharing it at the Link and win at Paper Issues.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Color Coordinates !


Tag die from Cas-ual Fridays
stencil from Tim Holtz
Twine from Doodle Bug
and stamp from TSG
10.15.14-Recipe-Color-Coordinates

I was inspired by this color combo from Simon Says stamp Wednesday challenge

I'm also entering this tag for the "Try a Technique" - using stencils which is new to me (-: - at Make the day special and sharing it at the Link and win at Paper Issues .

Have a great day, hugs, Karin


WMS Pajama Party

I'm here to invite you to our monthly Pajama Party at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps. It is super easy and fun to party ; You have sveral different challenges to inspire you!  If you haven't seen them already Pop over to check them out right away! When you have your project ready upload it to the WMS blog before  the 15th at 11.45 pm Central European Time = 5.45 am the 16th EST.






I am sharing a card for the Old Pajama where you are challenged to use the old, but oh so beautiful set; Yonder Star

Make sure to check out what my super talented teamies created with this set - you'll find them as entries to the last of the three challenges or by clicking their names in the DT list.

BUT please note - You don't have to use Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along, but of course it will make us especially happy if you do! The prize is beyond awesome:
There will be one overall winner chosen at random from all challenge entries. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.

BUT- if the winning entry uses Waltzingmouse brand stamps or dies the prize will be doubled and the winner will get £60GBP (approx $98USD)!  For more detailed info and rules visit;




Hope to see you at the party! 
Hugs, Karin

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Watercolors; Flowers


It's Sunday and I'm here to share another watercolor with you:





This time I worked from a picture in a book about photography - those are perfect inspiration + the hardwork of finding a subject is already done - or at least narrowed down for you and so is composition (even if I cropped this one LOL - it was a landscape oriented photo...)

If you want to see more of my watercolors you can either click the "My Watercolors" button in the top list or in my Watercolors file on Pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/watercolors


 (OBS - the paintings there are not only by me, though I wish because I've collected som favorites)

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Two Lawn Fawn cards and a video on Coloring on Kraft

Hi Everyone!



 







Today I'm sharing two cards  and  a video I've made for Lawn Fawn with a super sweet set called Snow Days from their  absolutely wonderful new release.

I started filming the video, along with two more, in August and don't know how many hours I've spent on them since then. A new computer meant I had to download a new version of Movie Maker and the voice over device just wouldn't work. Redownloaded the program several times and watched HOURS of trouble shooting videos, but couldn't figure out what was wrong. Finally had to give up and make a voice recoding in Audacity instead and try to match and add that to the video. Managed to do it, but when the video was exported  it somehow lost most of the sound. Of course I hadn't saved the voice recording project files, only the finished film )-:

Start over again, new recordings meant new troubles, finally had to send them to Kelly Marie as seperate files and again something went wrong. I just refused to make another recording of the voice over (would have been easier if it had been in Swedish !) so what I tried was to record the original recording off of my first video and change the settings in audacity. It worked OK but has given the recording a strange bg sound. Feel free to give the video a thumbs down but can I ask you a favour LOL - PLEASE not because of the bad sound quality - I want those to go to Movie Maker instead (-:.

Well, here it is;

 
 
This will also be on the Inspiration Journal where I and my super talened Inspiration Emporium teamies share  inspiration. If you haven't been already make sure to visit right away  - lots of amazing and inspiring projects !



Supplies;
Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at my favorite craft supply store ;  Inspiration Emporium. They carry all Lawn Fawn's goodies for example!!
Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .


Paper:  Lawn Fawn   Tim Holtz Ideology Kraft Resist
Dies:  Lawn Fawn    
Stamps: Lawn  Fawn   
Ink; Archival Jet Black
Paints or markers; Derwents color pencils
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools



 
I'm entering these cards for the "Try a Technique" at Make the day special.
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Inspiration Journal October Challenge: In disguise

Hi Everyone!
I am here today to invite you to come and play along in another fun challenge at the Inspiration Journal!

This month’s challenge is called    In Disguise! "This should include using something and transforming it OR using an item in a way that is different. Before you start making something awesome be sure to pop over to the Inspiration Journal blog to check out what my super talented teamies have created to inspire you! There are always lots of fun, beautiful and amazingly inspiring projects.

When you are done, link up your Project at the Inspiration Journal blog. The contest will run until midnight, 2014.
From all the submissions a random winner will be chosen and awarded $50 Emporium Dollars.  Woohoo!!! Remember, you may enter as many times as you wish to improve your chances so share, share, share! We can’t wait to see what you are creating.


Here's my sample - I used salt in a different way to create my snowy sky on this card;




I painted the sky using my Winsor Newton Watercolors (paynes gray. Ultramarine and Cobalt)
and before it had dried I sprinkled on coarse salt and let that dry with the paint. The saltgrain then soaks up the water and some of the paint next to it creating beautiful little blooms or crystals.


I then diecut a rectangle using Lawn Fawn's stitched rectangles and added some stamped and colored trees from Paper Smooches set;  before stamping the sentiment.




Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at ;  Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% when you go shopping.



For this card I used:

Dies:  Lawn Fawn  
Stamps:  Paper Smooches 
Ink;  Archival Jet Black
Paints or markers; Winsor Newton water colors 
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools
Salt

Remember;  US shipping is always just $5 and international shipping is ONLY $10! I just LOVE that!!!!



 

I'm entering this card for the  Anything goes challenge at PaperSmooches SPARKS and the "Try a Technique" at Make the day special.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lawnscaping # 91 Patterned Paper

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to create a card with Patterned Paper.

Here's my sample;





For my card I used hearts dies and sentiment from Lawn Fawn's stamp set called; So much to say.


And our fabulous sponsor; Simon Says stamp You can win a25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif


I also want to enter this for the Christmas challenge at Stamping sensations and the  "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Hugs, Karin

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Watercolors






Just realized I never shared the finished picture from last week-end. I've been so busy at work I feel like I haven't had time even to think about painting, but last Saturday I did get some time and was really happy I took advantage of it. It is so easy to waste time on deciding/finding inspiration - a spot outdoors or an inspiring picture. I was attracted to the foggy mountain scene and tried to stay quite true to my reference photo - but as always with watercolors you need to simplify...
My new goal : just randomly pic one of the photos in my inspiration file and see where it will take me (-:

Hope to get some more painting time soon to try that out (-;

Wishing you all a great new week, hugs, Karin

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mama Elephant and ME # 4 October

Hi Everyone!!!

Today I'm here to introduce another fun challenge at  Mama Elephant and ME. 
This time it's ANYTHING GOES!
 

 
 

 
For my card I used stamps from ME called ; Up and Away



 It is super easy to play along, just create something inspired by the picture above using stamps from Mama Elephant. You can play along as many times as you want to before the deadline which is  for your chance to win a ME stamp set of your choice - YIPPIE!!!


Be sure to check out what my super talented teamies have created for more inspiration of how to interpret this picture! Hope to see you at ME and ME!







Have a wonderful day, hugs, Karin