torsdag 29. september 2011

Just in time...

...for this month's Hero Arts challenge (and 2nd post for today - wow)!
I chose the window theme for my card, and knew from the start I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I wanted to try out my new violet Copics, a birthday present from my sweet friend Hilde (THANK YOU!), and so I colored the Tiffany Doodle image Little Rose.
The card base was stamped using the Hero Arts Friends Definition background with Distress Ink Pumice Stone, and the edges distressed with the same ink. Die cut a circle window with Spellbinders die, stamped the sentiment inside the card, and added som purple pearls. And voila!
So, for the first time in ages, I am entering the Hero Arts challenge again - feels so good!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Anette :o)

I got myself some more markers!

Yeah! I loved the techniques using markers that Jennifer shared with us during Inspiration Showcase (loved everything else about that class too, of course!), and I had to order some more, as I only had a few to begin with. The last card I made I scribbled the markers directly onto the stamp (awesome shades from just one color!!), this time I tried painting with the markers:
I clear embossed the Hero Arts Ruffled Flower on watercolor paper. To make the marker (Memento Marker Lilac Posies) into "paint" I scribbled it onto an acrylic block, added some Liquid Pearls for shine, then spritzed water onto it, and mixed. Then paint away!

And guess what, since the deadline over on the Lily Pad Sketch Challenge was extended I can enter this card into their challenge! Yay! I love their challenges, but something always seem to get in the way of participating, so this is a happy day!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Anette :o)

søndag 18. september 2011

more Inspiration one day!

I can't believe it, this is the first time I've done two posts in one day - and all thanks to the Inspiration Showcase! I watched today's video, and went running to my craft room:
I inked up my Classic Evergreen with a green marker, and spritzed with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls, then stamped on watercolor paper. The tree to the right is the second generation stamping.
The craft cardbase was stamped by inking up the Designer Woodgrain (S5208) with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, also spritzed with some water+PP. The "snow" is small dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls.
Thanks for stopping by!

Anette :o)

Talk about inspiration!

I have been following Jennifer McGuire's online-class Inspiration Showcase this week, and WOW! Where to begin??? I'm glad we have access to these classes even after they're finished, because I'd like to play with each and every one of the techniques she's sharing, and my day just don't have enough hours! How about yours? LOL!
The first day of class the theme was resist, and I made this card:
I managed to use TWO of my new Hero Arts christmas stamps (and made my first christmas card this year!), the Merry Background (S55361), and Classic Evergreen (K5515).
The Classic Evergreen was stamped with Versamark ink on glossy cardstock, dried, and then adding Distress Ink Victorian Velvet to the entire piece, making the evergreen POP! The background was stamped using HA chalk ink Latte on Latte cardstock.
Unfortunately this has been a very buzy week for me, so I haven't been able to play along between Monday and today, but now I'm off to my craft room. See you later, I have no time to waste!

Anette :o)

søndag 11. september 2011

Tiffany Doodle blog-hop!

Welcome to Day 3 of our Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! We hope you had a great time on the previous 2 days, and perhaps found some inspiration along the way!

In case you missed yesterday, click here to catch up from Day 1 and Day 2!  Be sure to participate everyday by commenting on each post & following every blog to be eligible for all prizes.

Today is the last day of the hop! We hope you have enjoyed the tour!!  In order to qualify for all prizes you must:
  1. participate everyday
  2. comment on every participants post
  3. follow every participants blog
  4. Special Note: Make sure that your Blog and Email are listed in your Blogger profile for notification purposes.  If your email is not visible on your profile make sure it is easy to find on your blog.  Thanks! 
While your hopping keep in mind the SALE we are having this weekend at the store!! All Bird and Flower Digital stamps are on sale for 25% off!  No coupon necessary, discount will be taken at the register.  Your welcome!  =)  PS. Even more sales listed below!

By participating daily in our Blog Hop you will be eligible for prizes!  Lots of prizes! Total Prizes valued at OVER $220!!  All winners will be chosen randomly.  Everyday we will chose 3 winners.  Chosen from the main TD blog.  Your participation on the other blogs will be verified prior to announcement.  If you have won you will be notified by email, so make sure you email is easy to find either in your comment, your blogger profile, or on your blog.  All winners will be announced on the blog after the hop is over.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
3 winners * 3 winners * 3 winners *
* $10 Shopping Spree
* 50 Doodle Soup Reward Points
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack
for each winner

Even if you don't win on 1 of the 3 days - you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize will be chosen randomly from the main TD blog from all participants from everyday.

Grand Prize
1 winner *
* Level 5 Membership
* $25 Shopping Spree
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack

There are 2 ways to earn extra entries!!
1) You can earn extra entries for today's prize if you make a card
with any Bird images by Tiffany Doodles
If you would like too, link your card through inlinkz on the main blog post.
Enter as many times as you wish! One entry per card submitted.
2) If your not up for making a card, you can write your own post
about our Blog Hop & Tiffany Doodles Digi stamps!
If you post about us you can earn 5 extra entries!!
Also submit your post to the inlinkz below!

On today's Hop we are featuring cards made with Bird images by Tiffany Doodles!
I chose the Seagull image to work with. I had an idea in my head from the minute I saw this image, and the card worked out almost exactly the way I had imagined! I don't know about you, but that doesn't happen to me "all the time", LOL!
The background is created using "block stamping". Simply take an acrylic block, ink with the desired Distress Ink colors (I used Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass), spritz with water, and press onto your cardstock. I prefer watercolor paper for this technique.
And check out those leaves! They are Tiffany Doodles images, I just printed onto paper, cut out, and covered with Glossy Accent, and I just LOVE the result!


    September Sales

    Besides the Blog Hop sale we have going on,
    we are also having 2 other sales in the store!

     Design Team Member Call

    We currently need someone who can make TD digis into Cut files!
    Video Tutor Details Here.    Position has been filled. Thanks.
    Cut File Maker Details Here.

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    Tiffany Doodles blog gets an average of 5,000 to 7,000 visitors per month!
    Would you like to get in on that action?  Now accepting banner spots for the blog!

    Here are you blog hop links for Day 3....
    1. Tiffany Doodles (start)
    2. Donna Mikasa
    3. Deirdre Horgan
    4. Anette Hjerpaasen
    5. Collette Landwer
    6. Sally Sherfield
    7. Jessica Griffin 
    8. Tiffany Richards

    Thank you so much for joining us on this inspiring blog hop!  It's all been for you ... the loyal fans!  Please remember Tiffany Doodles when making all of your holiday cards!  Your patronage is very much appreciated!!  Good luck on winning the Grand Prize!  All winners will be announced tomorrow (Mon)!!

    lørdag 10. september 2011

    Preparing for blog-hop!

    We are right in the middle of a huge, 3-day, blog-hop over on the Tiffany Doodles blog,  lots and lots of prizes, so be sure to check it out!
    I will be a part of the hop tomorrow, so please do come visiting again then, but in the meantime I'm sharing some projects I've done for Kreative Fornemmelser design team:
    Using alcohol ink on gloss cardstock, and the Lauderdale Sunshine (CL512) from Hero Arts.

    I just love the big lotus from The Lotus Leaves (CL542) from Hero Arts! This time they are stamped using Distress Stain Wild Honey, spritzed with water for a watercolor look.
    Before our summer vacation I made these books for my kids, so they could write about some of the things we would experience, sort of keeping a diary. I've used the Lauderdale Sunshine set from Hero Arts (again...).
     I can see so many ways to use this alphabet stamp from Hero Arts and Studio Calico (ST501)! This time I only did simple stamping, and some dirstressing, but I'm sure you'll see this stamp in use again soon!

    Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Tiffany Doodles blog-hop!
    In the meantime: have a great Saturday!

    Anette :o)

    onsdag 7. september 2011

    Tiffany Doodle Two Week Challenge!

    Hi there,
    today a new two week challenge starts over on the Tiffany Doodle blog, come on over and join the fun!

    And here's my card for the challenge:
    I used the Poppy Digital Stamp Set on this card, colored with Copics, and highligted with a white gel pen. There are so many images in this set, such good value! I made another card using the same set, here.
    Anette :o)