Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back from Egypt!

Got back from a wonderful week in Egypt late last night so today I'm only sharing a few pics of our little Ted.
I paid a fortune for 30 min of internet connection and it was so slow that an e-mail to my parents and one to my sister was all I managed to cram in those 30 min. so I just gave up on checking my blog.
I have two super busy weeks at work with teacher-student - parent- meetings almost every night - but I will try to find time to return comments asap and soon post a new card or two too - there are both Lily Pad Card's Birthday Celebrations and a LawnFawn blog hop coming up soon (-:

See you soon, hugs Karin

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Finally it is Saturday again! and Saturday means a new sketch and a new challenge at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge. Wonderful sketch from Renee Lynch that I flipped it 45 degrees:

I used stamps from these great sets: Fancy Sentiments,
Now head over to the WMS challenge blog for wonderful inspiration from the other Mischief Makers -and to join in the challenge of course.

Have  agreat day, hugs Karin

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Good Morning - Feathers!

There's a new fun challenge up at Moxie Fab World -feathers and I decided to make a card for it, using my new Waltzing Mouse stamps; French Country and wonderful My Mind's Eye papers. I used a bit o' green for Simon Says Stamp challenge , Crazy 4 Challenges ,  and Green, white and one other color for the challenge at Get Cricky.

Supplies; Stamps; Waltzing Mouse, Papers; October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye, Dies; Lifstyle Craft

Have a great Day, hugs Karin

Simply Elegant Flower!

Today I've made a card for Hero Art's , Pan Pastel UK and Let's ink it up's Fabulous flowers challenges,  inspired by colors from this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab world and the spring themes at ABC dt , Totally Gorjuss and Penny Black and more.

I'm playing the Fashionable Stamping's bingo challenge; words- flowers- distressing.

Supplies; Hero arts cling stamp + embossing flower + clear stam (Layering Flowers).
Dies; Tim Holtz Tattered flowers.

I'm also entering this card at the "Anything goes" challenges at the Kraft Journal and Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Vintage Spring in Simple Elegance!

My card today was inspired by this week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World and made for the vintage challenges at The craft room and Creative Card Crew + for Create's floral paper challenge and the spring challenges at ABCdt. and Totally Gorjuss. I'm also entering this for the Feminine Flair at Paper Sundaes and the "anything goes" at Simon says stamp and show.

I was inspired by the pattern, the colors and the flowers.

The papers I've used are from Prima marketing. Stamps from Waltzing Mouse and Gel-a-tins

Have a great Sunday, hugs Karin

For my little giveaway, click HERE

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Finally it is Saturday again! and Saturday means a new sketch and a new challenge at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge. This month we have sketches from Renee Lynch and here's another fabulous one from her.


I used stamps from: Dainty Doilies and Fancy Frames
Now head over to the WMS challenge blog for wonderful inspiration from the other Mischief Makers -and to join in the challenge of course.
I used CAS-ual Friday's 1-2-3 inspiration; 1 pattern (polkadot) 2 an image - doily 3 a sentiment

I'm also entering this for the "anything goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show
Have a wonderful Saturday and welcome back here later for the Waltzing Mouse Blog Party!

Hugs, Karin

Waltzing Mouse Blog Party! + GIVEAWAY!

This is my second WMS card post for today! For my Sketch challenge card please scroll down or click HERE.

If you want more inspiration about how to join the Waltz Party please go HERE and if you like to know more about our weekly sketch challenge - where you can win  WMS set (your choice!) go HERE. It's for the green, white + one other color challenge at Getting Cricky.

I'm entering this card for the a bit o' Green challenge at Simon Says Stamp , Sweet stampin and Crazy 4 challenges St Patrick's day card at Pile it on and Daring Cardmakers

Also I'm having a little giveaway to celebrate that I have 200+ super sweet followers! You don't have to be a follower to enter and I'll ship it worldwide - I just bought a net radio so I can listen to all radiostations around the world so All I ask is that you share your favorite radiostation  (for talk shows) or radioprogram. I want something new to listen to but I'm too tired of browsing without finding anything.

My favorites: Kera's  Think show, A way with words, All things considered, Manic Mommies.
I'll draw a random winner from everyone who has suggested a radio or radioprogram.and post the winner here on my blog the 9th of April.

Stampset from Gel-a-Tins
Crate Paper Phrases
EK success Tonal Color Selector
Sweet Stamp shop Thanksgiving Clear stamps
3 sheets of EAD stickers

Have a wonderful night, hugs Karin

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lily Pad Cards presents ; Virginia's View


There's a new Virginia's view challenge up at Lily Pad Cards.  Don't you just LOVE the button picture! I found it very inspiring! This time we are sponsored by Stamps of Life - wonderful clear stamps. For my card I used stamps from a great set called Daisies2garden.

My patterned papers and buttons are from October afternoon and the sweet flower border is from Panduro Hobby.

Hope you got inspired and want to join the challenge for your chance to win 2 stamp sets from Stamps of Life  of your choice - worth 26 $ !!!. For all the details - go HERE!
I'm entering this card for the A little bit o ' green at Simon says stamp and the spring challenge at ABCdt.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, March 11, 2012

You are so Charming!

Happy Sunday!
This is my take on Lawnscaping's fun challenge sketch! I used Lawn Fawns new wonderful papers and stamps are from Critters ever after and Critters in the Burbs!

Also I designed a card I wish was made and sent to me (a special girl (-; ) from DH  lol !  = a card for Simon says Stamp challenge!

Have a great day, hugs Karin

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Hurrah,  it is Saturday again! and by now you know that Saturday means that I'll have a new sample for this week's sketch  at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge. This month we have sketches from Renee Lynch and they are wonderful to work with:

And this is my take on it:

I used stamps from: Gingham and Co and
Paper from Crate Paper and Prima Marketing
Now head over to the WMS challenge blog for wonderful inspiration from the other Mischief Makers -and to join in the challenge of course.

I used inspiration from Jay Gees Nook (picture below) and Paper Sundae's Green challenge , Stampavie and More's Easter challenge, Spring has sprung at Polly Craft.
And I used my favorite paper from Prima (the sweet Ladybug/daisy paper) for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts.

Remember that next Saturday is extra special - it is Waltzing Mouse Blog Party and that means another great chance to get awesome inspiration and win fabulous WMS stamps!!! You'll find all the info you need about it HERE.
The theme this time is Green / St Patricks Day and Claire has wonderful digis that you can download for free so you don't need any WMS stamps to play along this time! Hope to see you then!

Friday, March 9, 2012

St Patrick!


Today I have a st Patrick's day card,  inspired by Laurel's Inspired By picture (colors and circles)and created for Create's  and  Inky impressions St Patricks challenge and for the green challenge at  Paper Sundaes 

Papers from Cosmo Cricket, Stickers from EMD and Letter stickers from October Afternoon.

Have a wonderful Friday, hugs Karin

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Finally it is Saturday again! and Saturday means a new sketch and a new challenge at the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch challenge. This month we'll have sketches from Renee Lynch and I can assure you you'll LOVE them! This is the first one - GREAT isn't it!!!???

I loved it and made a typical Karin card:

I used stamps from: Nordic Winter (bg) and Cameo Maker
Now head over to the WMS challenge blog for wonderful inspiration from the other Mischief Makers -and to join in the challenge of course.

I'm entering this for the anything goes challenge at the Ribbon Carousel and Simon Says stamp, the bingo (lace, flower and pink) challenge at Stampin for the weekend.

Have a wonderful week-end, big hugs, Karin.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lily Pad Cards Color Palette - Purple Onion

Hi Everyone!

I'm happy to tell you that there's a new color palette challenge up at Lily Pad Cards and this is my sample for it!
WONDERFUL colors - don't you think? And the sponsor is even more wonderful - Purple Onion. I'm in love with their Stephanie Ackerman houses and sets - go check them out right away and then pop right over to Lily Pad for the challenge details so that you have the chance to win some awesome PO stamps of your choice!

Good Luck!!
Supplies; Purple Onion design stamps, spellbinders dies, flowerpunch EK success + QK dies, Pearl; Queen and Co, Cardstock; Coredinations + Papyrus Ink; Time Holtz Distress; Walnut Stain

Have a wonderful Friday, big hugs, Karin

I'm entering this for the new and old (new stamp - old paper -from Grandma's stach (-:) challenge at Paper Play Challenges and the "anything goes" at Simon Says stamp.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Things I'm excited about!

No new card today but can't help but post this anyway; a picture I found on one of my favorite Lawn Fawn artists, Yainea's blog taken by the super sweet and talented Laurel Beard -a picture I'm so childishly excited about. (Thanks so much Laurel for letting me use it here!)  I wish I could have gone to CHA in person, but at least I can say that I had a card there - and you can see it HERE;

If you like Lawn Fawn stamps as much as I do - don't forget the 6th of April - that's the date for the next Lawnscaping blog hop - wonderful spring cards inspiration and fabulous prizes can be promised!!!!

While I'm at it I might as well show you two projects I had published in CARDS magazine's December issue that I still haven't blogged about;

and one more thing I'm excited about:

Last week I got the Liebster blog award from two wonderful artists; JJ Bolton and Elena Roussakis. - (edited 29th  - and from sweet Kristen of Creative Syzgy) Made my days to read such sweet words about my blog and cards!  Thank you so much!!!
I just have to tell you that when I received it from JJ I started making a list of five people to forward it to, one for each of my 5 favorite stamp companies and I had Elena for Lawn Fawn and Kara for PTI, but then the next day I saw that Kara  had just received it from someone else and the day after I got this from Elena, so I decided to skip that line and passing the award on by putting together a  list of dream qualities I wish I had.
It would be wonderful if I could:

Scrapbook like;
Shien Shien, Tamara and Angela Fehr
Make as cool and creative cards as: Jenny, Emily, Melania and Judith
Color like: Cathy Fong and Yainea
and make as elegant, clean and professional cards as: Kara.

(I can assure you my wish list could go on and on, but if I had all these amazing qualities I think I'd be the best papercrafter around - don't you think!!!??? )
I am so grateful for all the wonderful inspiration I get from these amazingly talented artists and from everyone else that share their talent on blogs – It's such a nice, inspiring and encouraging community to be part of – thank you all!
Have a wonderful day, big hugs, Karin.