Monday, March 2, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #101 Dots and Stripes

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it a "Dots and Stripes"    Challenge!!!





For my card I used stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn sets: HERE and dies called : HERE

And our fabulous sponsor; Ellen Hutson!!! You can win a 25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge!




Have a great day, hugs, Karin

My Favorite Things - Release Countdown Day 2

Hi!
Welcome to day 2 of Release Countdown with My Favorite Things. I'm here to show you some new fun MFT dies and stamps from the upcoming release that will be available for purchase tomorrow night at 10pm EST. 








Complete product details, videos and links to all designers playing along with today's featured products can be found at the MFT Blog. 



stripes- stencil

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Garlics


Oh, how much easier it is to loosen up when you use scrap paper - or think you do (-: I played around with these garlics on a piece of thin paper that I found among some other scrap papers I'd bought at a local paper store here in Gothenburg. It felt like it would be good to paint on so I did and I really liked the way it absorbed the paint.



So with hopes of buying a whole packet of this paper to practice on, I went back to the store. It turned out that that paper was even more expensive than my best Arches paper )-:

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 some favorites)

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin


My Favorite Things Countdown Day 3


               Hello and welcome to Day 3 of Release Countdown Week with MFT.
Today I've created a card with one of PI's two new cute sets; Woof You ;




For my second card I've played with the new dies; die-namics-inside-and-out-stitched-rounded-square-stax and created a little paper patchwork quilt I just love these stitched squares!
In the center, one of Torico's new cats - can't wait to share more of the cards I've made with her super cute new sets!






Complete product details, videos and links to all designers playing along with today's featured products can be found at the MFT Blog.  I'll be back tomorrow for Day 2 of Release Countdown with My Favorite Things!





Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Favorite Things - Release Countdown Day 4

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Release Countdown Week with MFT. I am so excited about today's post and I think you know why - today we are featuring two new sets by Torico - I know you will LOOOOVE these sets as much as I do  I just can't stop playing with them (-: I honestly had a very hard time choosing which of my many cards to show first (-: 




The cat set is called bb-i-knead-you and has 7 super adorable cats and lots of extra images - so fun to play with! 


And the dog set; bb-you-make-my-tail-wag equally fun and cute!!! I smile every time I look at this little guy! The brick bg is created with a new large bg stamp and I know I will come back to this one over and over again!





die-namics stitched speechbubble 
bg-small-brick-background



Get ready! From March 2 - March 6, we’ll be celebrating your constant companions! From furry to feathered to friendly to faithful, your pets are an important part of the family. There will be fun ways to participate on both Facebook and Instagram (@mftstamps) with photos and stories. And of COURSE there will be crafty prizes for you AND even a little something for your pet! In addition to all of THAT, My Favorite Things owner Kim van der Sanden will be donating $100 to a pet charity each day. ‪#‎mftpets‬


As always, complete product details, videos and links to all designers playing along with today's featured products can be found at the MFT Blog

Hope to see you back here tomorrow when I'm sharing more new, amazing MFT products!

Enjoy your day, hugs, Karin

Friday, February 27, 2015

My Favorite Things: Release Countdown Day 5

Hi Everyone,

It's Day 5 of MFT Release Countdown Week, and I've had lots of fun with some new dies and stamps called die-namics-circle-scribble-flowersdie-namics-scribbles and ljd-circle-scribble-flowers;





As you will see in my upcoming release posts I am absolutely IN LOVE with the die-namics-inside-and-out-stitched-rounded-square-stax - so beautiful and so perfect for so many projects. 



You can make these flowers as elaborate or as simple as you want - endless possibilities. For my flowers here I simply diecut, stamped and inked my flowers using inkblenders. The dots in the center  of my flowers were created with the small dot dies in the candy jar dienamics set. I colored them and then added glossy accent to create my own dot accents. 




Complete product details, videos and links to all designers playing along with today's featured products can be found at the MFT Blog.

I hope you're enjoying all of the sneak peeks of these great new products that will be available on Tuesday!


Supplies:






ljd-circle-scribble-flowers

Have a great Friday, hugs, Karin



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tokyo and a new MFT card!

I'm just popping in here to explain why I've been so quiet lately and why I have been so crappy at returning comments. Sorry - but we have spent a little more than a week in Tokyo, Japan and I never found time to blog. Today I thought I'd share some pictures from our trip. We had a fantastic time and saw and did so many things. I fell head over heels in love with this amazing city.

 
The famous Shibuya crossing.

 
How I miss to pop in to get some yummy pieces of sushi for lunch - usually just a dollar per piece...


... and this is what I Think I miss the most -  the view from our hotel - Grand Pacific Daiba. We stayed on the 27th floor where every evening there was cocktail hours between 6 and 8 - with panoramic windows and this view. It was amzing and I felt like I was part in "Lost in Translation" every night (-:

 
The Imperial Palace (photo - Ted Nömm)

 
The Sensoji Shrine

 
 Akibura - Electronic city and Odaiba ferris wheel


Toyota Showroom - Ted got to drive across his favorite part of Tokyo - The Rainbow Bridge and then the Statue of Liberty (!)

 
Our breakfast view of Mount Fuji

 
and Ted's birthday present - a visit to Tokyo DisneyLand!



And as promised in the headline I also have a new MFT card to share:



For it I used the super fun speech bubble and heart from Die-namics Photo Booth Props - I just love that the bubble has an outline too - it creates such great detail - especially when you make window cards like this. The sentiment is from the fun Friends stampset.

Die-namics Photo Booth Props
Friends stampset
Adhesive Sheets

Have a great Tuesday everyone, hugs, Karin

Sew Stylish - Inspiration Emporium

Hi!
I'm here today with another card for 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 !

For my project today I used some old but wonderful stamps from Hero Arts called Sew Stylish (that you can still get at Inspiration Emporium!!!
I stamped the ladies' dresses som smallpatterned fabric and fabric pieced (-: I think it came out quite nice! I had fun anyway (-:







Supplies;
Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at my favorite craft supply store ;  Inspiration Emporium.
Follow the links below and use my code peppermint to save 10% .


Paper:  OA
Stamps:  Hero Arts Clear 
Ink; Distress Ink and Archival Jet Black  Hero Arts
Tools; Rangers Inkblenders
Paints or markers; Winsor Newton water colors    Gelly Roll Glitter
Adhesive; Plus Glue tape  Glue Dots   Foam adhesive; EK tools
Stencil: Tim Holtz

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Watercolors: Coastal scene from Skåne

Today I'm sharing a little summer scene from Skåne - I've been practising waves and wanted to make a painting with some, of course they turn out better on the sketches than on the real painting, but that's how it is with this medium (-;





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 some favorites)

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

Friday, February 20, 2015

My Favorite Things - Dienamics Design : WORD DIES

Hi and welcome to February's Dienamics Design Challenge. This time we are playing with word dies and I had so much fun with the latest LOVE and FRIEND die-namics.













Make sure you pop over to the MFT blog for links to my teamies and more inspiring projects. Hope we've inspired you to take out your worddies and try something new!
Hugs, Karin


Supplies: