Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday Watercolors on a Monday

I've been away on a mini vacation to Legoland Denmark and to Stockholm and Örebro. We had a great time, but there's a lot to catch up with even if you've only been away for 10 days.

Like writing my Sunday watercolors post;

I'll keep it short, just want to point out that they are supposed to be Sharon fruits and not tomatoes (-:

Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Hero Arts - One layer card

Hero Arts has a new challenge - which really is a challenge - to me at least - One layer cards. I find this so difficult because foam adhesive is my best cardmaking friend. But I LOVE playing along in the Hero Arts challenges and I really enjoyed making this one;


I used Hero Arts Thank You die for my ilayed sentiment, layered floral clear stamp and flower dot cling bg.

I'm also entering this for the Summer blooms challenge at Stamping Sensations.

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new fun challenge! - Tag You're it!

Hi everyone!!!
I'm so excited today because not only can I introduce a new fun challenge called Tag - You're it . I can also share that I'm not only guestdesigning today, but will also be part of the absolutely AMAZING design team - so many of my favorite designers and bloggie friends. Before you pop over there to check out what designers I'm talking about I just want to let you know that before the real challenge starts he 4th of July, there will be a mini Challenge to kick things off !!! It starts today and the dealine is  Hope you'll find my sample inspiring and that want to play along (-: !!!

I used stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn's sets Life is good and Tag it.

You will find all the info you need at the challenge blog;

Hope to see you there!
Hugs, Karin

With this tag I'm joining the stuck on u shetch challenge; water

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

It's my day on the WMS inspiration blog and since 4th of July is getting here really fast I thought I'd get some cards ready to send to my American friends. WMS has the best stamps for this - Even if I'm Swedish I absolutely LOVE creating and designing with the 1776 set.

The papers I used are from October Afternoon.

Have a great day! Hugs, Karin
I'm entering this for Loves Rubberstamps challenge; Dots and spots and a2z linking party

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lawnscaping # 84 Stars and/or Stripes

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to make a card with Stars and/or Stripes.  This is my sample;

We have wonderful guest designers with us this time too:

For my card I used stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn sets;.

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
I'm showing this off at Paper Issues and Stamping Sensations and a2z linking party

Sunday, June 15, 2014

We totally click !!!

There's a new challenge called "The Cutting Edge Challenge" and of course I had to play along right away! I used the first card as my inspiration, picking up on the "love you" theme and the skyscrapes and since it is  anything goes week at SPARKS I'm entering it there too!

Have a great Sunday, hugs, Karin

Sunday Watercolors

I'm continuing my watercolor mission to "get back on track" and this time I decided to try still life. I used a photo from Fine Art America as inspiration (it was copyrighted so I can't share it here) Fine Art America is a great source if you need some fast inspiration for a new subject/ painting.

I'm so happy summerbreak has started and I am hoping  to get lots of extra time to paint this summer (-:

Hope to see you here tomorrow again when it is time for me to introduce a new fun Lawnscaping Challenge!
Till then , Take care, hugs, Karin

Monday, June 9, 2014

Published Lawn Fawn Card

Today I'm sharing a summery birthday card I just had published in the summer issue of CardMaker. I used a silhouette cutting file for the circle sentiment and the the stamps and papers are from Lawn Fawn.

I'm also showing it off at Paper issues where the current theme is called; Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Watercolors

This is a scene from my hometown Gothenburg. For a long time I've been impressed with the work of Urban Sketchers and have wanted to have a go too. Last week I got the chance. They usually use ink straight onto their watercolor paper, but not having done this before I felt I needed to pencil sketch first. My plan was to draw outlines with ink afterwards instead  but then I chickened out and decided to leave it like this...


Saturday, June 7, 2014

My King! Happy Father's Day!

Today's card was made for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays where the title is : What a Catch and for Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  Father's Day.

It is also for Simon Says Stamp challenge; Father's day, and Anything goes at Paper Smooches SPARKS and Loves Rubberstamps

I'm also playing along here;
Charisma Cardz - Father's Day

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Celebrate Your day, Tiddly Inks

With this card I'm entering Tiddly Ink's "Pastel" challenge.

Have a great Saturday, hugs, Karin

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thank You for being you - Hero Arts

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a tag, with recycled lace and trim, made for Virginia's View challenge and ABNH's "It's not in the cards"  challenge.
I used dies from Hero Arts and memory box. The sentiment and lace are also from Hero Arts.
I'm also entering this for Curtain Call's "Something simple" challenge.

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Today is your day!

Today I'm playing along with the Challenge at Hobby World called "Swedish Summer" with this - to me - very Swedish scene. (the sun never really sets in Sweden this time of year (-: ) 

The stamps I used are from the newest release from Purple Onion Designs; Oh Happy Day. It is such a wonderful collection of stamps, I can't stop playing with them!

Have a great Monday, hugs, Karin

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lawnscaping # 83 Embossing

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time we challenge you to create a card or Project using Embossing (dry/heat). Here's my sample;

I'm sorry my polkadot embossed bg doesn't show better in the photos. I think it is very beautiful IRL (-:
For my card I used a Sizzix embossing folder and stamps from these wonderful Lawn Fawn stamp sets; Into the woods and Making Frosty Friends.

And our fabulous sponsor this week is ; 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'm entering this at  Simon Says stamp - anything goes and Stamping Sensation's; Animal Antics.
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Home sweet home!


My card today was inspired by the sketch at Make the  day Special. I'm so happy to have found them because they carry all the US brands I LOVE but that are hard to find here in Sweden; LF, PS, ME etc. etc.!!!
For my card I used stamps from Lawn Fawn's Critters down under, home sweet home and Making frosty friends. The notebook die is from Paper Smooches.

I'm also entering this at Simon Says stamp - anything goes and Stamping Sensation's; Animal Antics.
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday Watercolors

After having had a lot of fun with my dog sketches I wanted to try painting a sheep, thinking it would be as easy as the dogs, but oh no - a lot of work behind this one...

...also, I've been practising "looseness" which I find so difficult - but it is funny how much easier it is to paint loose when doing something that is intended for the bin (-: Here I was using a scrap piece of bad wc paper, intended to just mix my colors on... It would need a lot more work to become a painting, but I still wanted to share it. I hope that when this year is over I'll be able to look back at my wc posts and see some developement  (-:

Hugs, Karin


Hola everyone!

Today I'm playing along with Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge; Anything goes and Stamping Sensation's; Animal Antics.

I'm also entering this at Simon Says stamp - anything goes.

Have a great Sunday, hugs Karin

ps. I'm back soon with my Sunday Watercolor post!