Monday, June 4, 2018

Christmas card in June!

Et julekort i begynnelsen av Juni? Ja hvorfor ikke.. Her hvor jeg bor (Vesterålen) er det nå nærmere vintertemperatur enn sommer, og jeg har flere julekort jeg ikke har blogget enda ;) 

Tror jeg har nevnt det før ~ Penny Black var min første stempel forelskelse ♥ Sånn 10+ år siden begyndte jeg å bli stempelgal.. og de første i samlingen min var PB stempler med bla. nusselige pusekatter, mus og pinnsvin, som kortet jeg viser litt lengre ned. Da fantest ikke clearstempler, de kom montert på tre klosser, og på ezmount eller cling som det også heter. 
Mange scrappere har siden de-montert stemplene fra klossene, for de tar opp ekstremt mye plass.. men jeg har så nostalgiske følelser for dem at jeg klarer ikke gjøre det. Ikke enda iallefall ♥ 

Motivet på kortet under er fra et clearstamp sett som heter 'Christmas Critters', og om du klikker *her* kan du se flere kort og kreasjoner jeg har lagd tidligere med andre Penny Black stempler :)

Har du forresten sett at jeg har en bloggcandy med masse flotte 
dies og stempler ++? Ta en titt her og bli med i trekningen :)


A christmas card in the beginning of June? Well, why not.. Where I live (northern Norway) it's closer to winter temperatures rather than summer, and I also have several christmas card waiting to be blogged, so bring on the chill! Lol :)

I believe I've mentioned it before ~ Penny Black was the first stamp company I fell in love with for over 10+ years ago, and that started my stamp hoarding with Cuddly kittens, mice and hedgehogs ♥
🦔 Like this old card of mine from 2007! 👉
Back then there were no clearstamps, they came only on wood mount blocks, later came cling and clearstamps. And many crafters begun de-mounting and throw away the wood-blocks to save space.. I got too much nostalgic feelings for them (and stamp-hoarding-tendencies) too rid of them, for now anyways ♥
The cute caroling mice motif on the christmas card is from a Penny Black clearstamp set named 'Christmas Critters', and if you should want to see more PB stamp creations by me you can click *here* to go to all those I have blogged before.
Oh, and did u see I have an awesome new Blogcandy?


I enter my 🐭 card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] checked july 14th.
Penny Black Saturday ~ June: Anything goes opt. Masculine! [July 6th.] 
2 crafty critters crazies #15. ~ AG w. critters! [June 27th.]
A Snowflakes Promise #51. ~ Anything goes! [June 11th.]
Stamping Sensations ~ June: AG w. focal stamps [June 27th.]
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ~ Anything goes
(entry#2.)[June 5th.] 
Pile It On #143. ~ All sorts of Holidays! [June 30th.]
Artistic Stampers ~ June: Colour it Blue! [June 30th.] 
Colour Crazy Ch. #wk.22. ~ AG w. coloring [June 13th.]
inside detail

Stamps/Images: Penny Black stamp. North Star Stamps CS A5 'Juletekster 09'. Scrappers Choice CS 'God Jul journaling' & 'Julekule'(ornament). Panduro Hobby Clear stamp 'Ginger Party NO' (snowflakes).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby blue bling/glitter cardstock. Designerpaper '..added later..?'.

Embellishments: None this time.

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Dies: Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson die Festive Collection 'Christmas Scene mini background'. Marianne Design Creatables 'Horizon Pine Trees LR0283'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #168. with the free 'Scenic Winter' border die set. 
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. Rangers Glossy accents, Tim Holtz stickles.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & clear embossingpowder. I first heat embossed the mice, stamped off on postit note, fussycut them out and used as masks. Also used a scrap paper I cut in a wavy edge as a mask for snowdrifts and a circle for the halo of the lantern. After stamping the sentiment I misted lightly over the whole image with a mica + water spray. The star is from a Panduro stencil, made with Inka Gold platinum silver paste I think.


  1. So cute mice on your beautiful Christmas card!! :) The gorgeous Creative Expression diecut panel framed them perfectly! Love the sweet colours and how you arrange always the inside of your cards, they look very professional.

  2. This is such a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  3. So lovely... Just love wonderful frame and cute image.
    Valerija xx

  4. lovely card thanks for sharing with Snowflakes promise Rachel DT

  5. Beautifully colored and designed.

    I am pleased that you decided to join this month's challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. You can submit up to five different projects (as long as they have a critter), so I hope to see you again.

    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa DT

  6. A lovely card with that pretty frame and the cute mice
    ( I love PB stamps too!)
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations This Month

  7. Herlig julekort!
    Likte godt rammediesen du har brukt på framsiden,passet godt til Penny Black stemplene.
    Jeg har heller ikke demontert Penny Black stemplene mine, de brukes sjelden nå, men de var jo så flotte da de kom i butikkene ! Så jeg er vel også litt nostalgisk her....

  8. what a pretty Christmas card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  9. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Craft challnge Janet DT


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