söndag 7 december 2014

A CAS Snowflake card


Having lost my mojo I started to think perhaps I should try something different to get inspired again. I bought a couple of embossing folders at a time when I was very inspired but haven't really used them until today! :) 

Here is my card!

I used Versamark Embossing Ink on the embossing folder, ran it through my Big shot and then I poured sticky embossing powder over the inked areas. I heated it with my heating gun and then I poured blue fine glitter from Stampendous and heated it again. I totally love the effect the glitter gives the embossed snowflakes!

And at last I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Embossing Ink and poured silver embossing powder over it before heating it. I cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles and put some dimensionals on the back of the circle and put it on the embossed snowflake paper.

I must say this was pretty fun to do and hopefully I get my mojo back!

Happy Crafting!
xoxo Madeleine

söndag 23 november 2014

A red Christmas tag

Today I am showing you a Christmas tag that I made for a Christmascard swap in the Kit and Clowder group! Loved the idea of switching cards with each other and here's my take on it! 

I used Maja Design's A gift for you paper collection and a gorgeous set of stamps by Joy of Crafts that I was fortunate enough to borrow from a friend since I can't buy it in Sweden. 

Here is my Christmas tag! 

I used Memorybox poinsettia die to make the flowers, love that die! I heat embossed the flowers with a red glitter embossing powder. I also heat embossed the sentiment from Joy of Crafts with Gold embossing powder and cut it out with a Spellbinder die. The angels are made with Martha Stewart clay and angel molds from an etsy store. 

I hope my recipient will like this!
Happy crafting :)

xoxo Madeleine

An Angel's Christmas Card


Here's my latest Christmas card! Love the cute angel images I found on Etsy and they fit perfect for my kind of Christmas cards :)

Here's my card!

Here's a close-up at the image I bought on Etsy. I have put on some Frantage Shabby Blue to make it sparkle a little :) 

Here's a lovely Christmas tree I made with a Memorybox die. Love swirly swirls and this tree is just perfect!

I have used Maja Design's Vintage Frost paper collection for this card and the ski's and snowflakes are made with it of course. The beautiful angel sitting in the lower left is made with Martha Stewart clay and a gorgeous mold found on Etsy. I have played with Frantage Shabby Blue here as well ;)

Here's a blue poinsettia made with Spellbinders and Frabtage Shabby Blue. The Christmas stockings are made with a Memorybox die and Maja Design's paper and Frantage Shabby Blue. There's a little angel besides the cabochon as well and it's also made with a mold from Etsy and Martha Stewart clay.

I made an easel card today and the little oval to write your greetings in are made with a Spellbinders die. I used GoKreate Large Frame Frilly #7 to make the card's shape.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting :)

xoxo Madeleine

söndag 16 november 2014

A shabby chic Christmas card!

Today I want to share a Christmas card I made without a coloured image and with LOTS of frantage!!! I love layering different dies on each other, it's such a challenge getting a balance in everything and a fun way to craft! 

Here's my card! This time I made an easelcard and that was a long while ago since I made one!! 

I have used Maja Design's A gift for you design collection for this card and GoKreate Large Frame Frilly #7 for the card's shape. I found the image in an etsy store and love it! 

I have used a lot of Frantage Enamel Shabby Pink on almost every decoration on this card.. I have also tried out a couple of new dies I bought, The ski equipment and snowflake is by Marianne Design and the firtree "spray" (don't know what it's called in English!) is by Cherry Lynn dies :) 

Here's a close-up at an angel of Martha Stewart clay that I made with gorgeous angel molds that I have been looking for for months! I have covered it with Frantage ;) the flowers are made with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettias and Frantage Enamel Shabby Pink.

Here's a close-up at the ski equipment and another, smaller angel I also made with Martha Stewart clay and another mold I found while looking for the first one!

Well, a little different card from me since it's without a coloured image.. I must say that I really love working with both printed images and coloured images.. :) 

Happy crafting!
xoxo Madeleine

lördag 8 november 2014

Tilda in cozy coat pink Christmas card


Here's a new Christmas card I just finished, with Tilda in cozy coat from the new collection Waiting for Christmas by Magnolia stamps. I have coloured her with Copics and used Maja Designs Vintage Frost papers for the card. I used Gokreate Large Frame Frilly #7 for the card's shape.

Here's my card!

Here's Tilda in cozy coat! :) I have stamped the background with postage stamps from both Magnolia stamps Postcard and Stempelglede Postcard from Paris and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I have also used a Pearlmaker pen to make pearl dots on the image. I have used Spellbinders Nestabilities Stately Circles for the shape behind the image.

Copic Combinations:
Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20
Hair: E57, E43, E53
Pink: R89, R85, R83, R81
Purple: V09, V17, V15, V12, V01
White: C5, blender
Posca pen for white dots

Here is a close-up at the tag I made for this card. I used Joy Crafts Tag die for the tag and Versamark EMbossing Ink and Frantage Enamel Shabby Pink on it. The white is made with Gesso from Martha Stewart.

Here's one of the flowers that I made with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettias dies. I have used a sticky embossing powder and then Crystal glitter on them. I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage for the mistletoes. The snowflake is made with a Martha Stewart punch.

Here's another close-up at the flower arrangements. I used a little snowman charm to emphasize the winter and christmas theme :)

Here's the sentiment, made with a Magnolia stamp and WoW Champagne embossing powder and Maja designs design paper.

I am so in love with making Christmas cards right now! :D
Happy Crafting peeps!

xoxo Madeleine

söndag 2 november 2014

Tilda With Big Big Rose Christmas Card


I am on a roll with my Christmas cards! This was a fun card to make, because it was such a challenge! I am not a fan of Christmas colours red and green so I decided to colour her in a more Christmas way than I usually would. This is the result and it kind of makes me laugh, because I think the green is the only thing that feels like Christmas in the image haha! But hey, it gave it me courage to actually colur her up again with a red dress and green shoes and I will share a card with her later :)

Here is my card! I wanted to have a smooth and soft card to this image to make the colours pop. I used design papers from Maja Design A gift for you collection and lots of white cardstock for all the die-cuts! I used GoKreate Large Frame Frilly #2 for the card's shape.

Here is a close-up at Tilda with big big rose :) I used white outlines which I made a tutorial for yesterday and you can find it here! I coloured her with Copics and stamped around the image with Stempelglede stamps and Distress Ink Vintage Photo. 

Copics used: 
Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20 Eyes W7
Hair: E57, E43, E53
Dress: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91, W7
Shoes: G99, G94, G21, YG11
Rose: R59, R46, R29, R81

Here's a close-up at the tags I made with a Joy Crafts tag die. I stamped them with Stempelglede and Magnolia stamps and Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I also stamped "Merry Christmas" with a Magnolia stamp, Versamark and heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder.

I have used MemoryBox Spruce Tree to the right and stamped with Stempelglede and Distress Ink Vintage Photo on them. I have also out some Versamark on them and then Frantage Enamel Shabby White.

I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage dies and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia for the flower arrangements. I inked them with Versamark and heat embossed them with Frantage Enamel Shabby White. 

And here's a close-up at the handmade cabochon decoration. I used paper from Maja Design Vintage Frost collection and used the Santa ovals that com with it for this cabochon. I used Glossy Accent to glue the glass cabochon together with the paper and let it dry for about a day. Then I glued it onto a silver frame charm.

The last close-up :) i used a pin decoration that I found at wild Orchid Crafts about a year ago.

That's my card! Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

xoxo Madeleine

lördag 1 november 2014

Vita linjer-tutorial!/White outlines tutorial!


Innan jag startar vill jag bara berätta att den här tutorialen kommer att varvas med svenska och engelska då jag har många internationella vänner och följare! 

Hello everyone!

Before I start I just want to let you know that this tutorial will be in both Swedish and English since I have friends and followers from all over the world! :)

Jag fick en förfrågan om att göra en tutorial på hur man gör så att en stämplad bild får vita linjer istället för svarta och här är den! Såhär kan resultatet se ut när du är klar och har färglagt motivet :)

I got a request on how to do the white outlines I sometimes colour my images with and here it is! :) This is the result you may have when you have done this and coloured up your image.

Okej, då kör vi igång! Detta är vad du behöver: 
-Vitt embossingpulver
-Någon slags embossing ink, Distress Embossing Ink funkar lika bra som Versamark, men Versamark är mer kladdig och får pulvret att fästa bättre. 
-Stämpel och akrylblock
-Papper för det medium du använder till färgläggningen, i mitt fall papper till Copics.

Alright, let's go! This is what you will need for this:
-White embossing powder
-Some kind of Embossing Ink, Distress EMbossing Ink will work just fine, but I prefer Versamark since it's more sticky and make the powder stick better.
-A heat gun
-Stamp and an acrylic block
The right paper for the medium you will be using to colour, I used a paper for my Copics.

Börja med att fästa stämpeln på akrylblocket. 

 Start with placing the stamp on the acrylic block.

Nu ska vi färga in stämpeln med den genomskinliga stämpeldynan.

Now let's ink up that stamp with Versamark!

Jag brukar använda färgdynan att applicera färgen på stämpeln, istället för att lägga stämpeln ovanpå färgdynan, för jag tycker färgen blir mer jämnt fördelad över stämpeln då, så slipper man torka bort överflödig färg.

I usually use the pad to ink the stamp up, instead of laying the stamp on the pad, since I find it gives a more ven result with the ink on the stamp.

Stämpla på pappret :)

Stamp the image on the paper! :)

Nu har du en bild med genomskinliga, lite kladdiga linjer.

Now you have an image with transparent and kind of sticky outlines.

Nu är det dags för det vita embossingpulvret! Här kan det vara bra att ha ett vanligt kopieringspapper som underlägger för att lätt kunna hälla tillbaka överflödigt pulver i burken igen.

Now it's time for the white embossing powder! It might be a good idea to have a piece of paper under the colouring paper since it will be easier to pour the embossing powder back into the jar afterwards.

Häll över embossingpulvret över hela bilden, det gör inget om du häller ut hela burken, det ska ju ändå tillbaka i burken sen :)

Pour the embossing powder over the whole image. Don't worry if you pour the entire jar over the image, you just pour it back in the jar later :)

Skaka av överflödigt embossingpulver över kopieringspappret och häll tillbaka embossingpulvret i burken.

Shake off the excess of embossing powder on the piece of paper you have under the stamped image and pour the embossing powder back into the jar.

Här är ett steg som jag vet att få gör, men jag tycker det ger ett bättre resultat - vi tar bort ögonen! Vita ögon är lite skrämmande faktiskt! :D Jag använde en pensel att försiktigt borsta bort embossingpulvret på ögonen och fräknarna. Jag färglägger dessa sedan med mina Copics.

Here's a step I know not many do, but I think it makes the resultat much better - let's erase the eyes!
I think the white eyes are kind of scary actually.. :D I used a brush to gently brush off the eyes and freckles on her cheeks. I colour these in with Copics later.

Nu är hon redo att embossas!

Now she's ready to be heat embossed!

Ta fram din värmepistol...

Bring out your heat gun..

... och börja värma motivet! När linjerna blivit blank är den klar. Nu kan du börja färglägga! :) 

... and start heating the image! When the lines have become shiny, you're finished :) Now you can start to colour!

Så gör du ett motiv med vita embossade linjer! Om du har några frågor är du välkommen att kommentera här eller maila mig på Facebook! :) Lycka till med dina vita linjer :)

So, that's how you make white outlines! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send a comment here or a pm on Facebook :) Good luck with your white outlined images! 

xoxo Madeleine

torsdag 30 oktober 2014

A Frozen Birthday Card


This card is very special to me, since I made it for a special little girl, who is turning 7 years old tomorrow (31st of October)! She is absolutely amazed by Frozen and of course I had to make a birthday card with Elsa! 

Here is my card! It was such a challenge to make it ice blue and crystal like, but I finally came to a design I was quite happy with! 

Here's a close-up at Elsa. I have coloured her with Copics and the combinations I used were:

Skin: E000, E04, E11, E21, E00, R20
Lips: R85, R83, R81
Hair: E43, E53, E50
Dress and eyes: BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000

I used a lot of frantage enamel shabby blue on this card to make it sparkle and I also decided to make snowflakes crystal :) I used Versamark Embossing Ink and inked the snowflakes. Then I put on sticky embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. When it had melted I poured Crystal glitter all over it and heated it again. Voila! A crispy and crystal like snowflake! :)

Here's a close-up at the heart tag I made with a Magnolia die. I used Stempelglede stamp set and stamped with Versamark Ink, then used sticky embossing powder and finally I used Stampendous Micro Glitter blue. 

That's my Frozen Birthday Card! Guess if the recipient was happy when she got it! ;) 

Happy crafting!

xoxo Madeleine

tisdag 28 oktober 2014

A Golden Christmas Card!


Today I share a Christmas card I have been dreaming about doing! It's not traditional with red and green colours but more greyish, white and golden! I totally enjoyed making this card and it's different from my other cards because it's not a coloured image on this one!

Here's my card!

I found these beautiful vintage angel images in an etsy store and was so happy when I found it! It's perfect for Christmas cards :) I have just printed out the image and used Frantage Enamel Shabby White on it. I have inked the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Inka Gold Old Silver to make it shimmer. 

I only used white flowers for this card and inked them and the stamens with Inka Gold Old Silver. I have also used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliages die for the flower arrangements.

Here's a close-up at a decoration I made with paper from the Maja Designs Vintage Frost collection, a glass cabochon and Glossy accent. After it had dried I glued it on to a raisin charm and inked it with Inka Gold Old Silver.

I stamped the sentiment "A joyful Christmas" by Magnolia with clear embossing ink and gold embossing powder and then heated it. I simply cut the sentiment with a scissor and glued it on to a sewing roll :) 

I used GoKreate Large Frame Frilly #5 for the card's shape. I used papers from the Maja Designs A gift for you collection for this card. It fit perfectly together with the image I bought on Etsy :)

I am so looking forward to making more Christmas cards! 

Happy crafting!
xoxo Madeleine