Friday, February 02, 2018

Lawn Fawn- Plane and Simple - birthday card

 I love making birthday cards for friends and family - and I especially love playing with letters and names. Therefore I couldn't resist making a card for my friend and send it to her for her birthday.

I started out with using the stitched cloud backdrop die on white Bristol smooth card stock. Then I made a circle mask and blended some distress inks in the circle. I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves and made sure to blend them as seamless as possible to make that nice gradient sky. 

The clouds at the bottom were made with vellum and white card stock, using the stitched puffy cloud borders. 

For the letters, I used Cole's ABC's - die cut them in my cuttlebug and let them stay in the negative so I could use the same distress ink blend I used on the circle sky. When ready, they also got a coat of clear Wink of Stella. 

To color in the plane and the banner, I used my beloved Copic Sketch Markers in these colors:

Plane: YG11, G21, YG63, G94

Clouds and Smoke: C0-1

The little hearts and the cheeks of the clouds I stamped using Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick.

And of course, there are elements of Nuvo Crystal Glaze, white gel pen and some sparkle where needed. Otherwise it wouldn't be one of my cards, right!?

I'm entering this card to the challenge #21 over at

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lawn Fawn Christmas card - Joy to the woods

Hi guys! I can't believe it's already December 20th! Time really does fly when you're having fun
creating Christmas cards!

For this one, I used a favorite Lawn Fawn set of mine - Joy to the woods. But come on - you can't really have just one favorite when it comes to Lawn Fawn. Pretty much every stamp set I own from them is my favorite. And what I love most about them is the way you can mix and match, and it doesn't even show that the images are from different stamp sets. I just love the thought behind that.

So here I am again with my distressed sunset rectangle in the background - using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral. This time I didn't use water droplets for the added interest, but some snow flakes stamped with Versamark.

And to make the snowy hills - once again I used my beloved stitched hillside borders, and for the frame - the outside in rectangle die. So come to think of it - maybe one of those is my favorite?!

Anyway - here are the copic sketch markers used:

Fox & Log: W1-3-5-7
Squirrel & Hazelnut: E08-18-19
Baubles: BG11-13-57
Santa hat and candy cane: R35-37
Birchtrees: W1-3

To enhance the eyes and noses of the critters I used some Nuvo crystal drops in Ebony Black. The baubles were covered in Nuvo crystal glaze and the strings with some glitter. And the white highlight were as per usual made with a white gel pen.

Since I've used at least 3 of my favorite sets from Lawn Fawn on this card - I'm entering it to the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #19.

Have a nice evening, everyone! //A

Monday, December 18, 2017

God Jul - Christmas card with products from Gummiapan

And so we're entering into the last week before Christmas! Please remember to slow down once in a while and why not color? On this very CAS Christmas Card I've used an image created by BildmÃ¥larna for Gummiapan, called "Flicka med julblomma". Lot's of grays - almost to the point of blue! Or actually - it does actually look kind of blue, also IRL. 

The sentiment die is also from Gummiapan (Stor God Jul) and I cut it in warm gray CS to match the image and then painted the outlines with a gold pen. The little holly image is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set called "Joy to the woods". The frame around the card was created using a snow pen.

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E04-11-13-21, R20
Clothes: C0-1-3-5-7, W1-3-4-6-8
Flower and button: R35-37-59, YR93-99
Berries: RV93-95
Holly Leaves: G21, G46

Highlights were made using a white gel pen and glossy accents.

Have a nice Monday evening! :-)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lawn Fawn - Frosty Fairy Friends Christmas card

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I want to show you one of my all time favorite Christmas cards. I can't get enough of these overly cute fairies, the distressed background and the stitched cloud backdrop... I just love it so much.

So on to the details:
The background was made using distress inks Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Once blended I spritzed it with some water droplets from a spray bottle and then die cut the stitched cloud backdrop.

The fairies and all of the other stamped images are from the Frosty Fairy Friends stamp set from Lawn Fawn. And they were all colored in with my copic markers.

I die cut some hills out of white CS to make some snowy hills, using the stitched hillside borders.

Lastly the little scene was mounted on a vanilla card base with a frame created with the outside in stitched rectangle dies - the largest one.

Wishing you all a pleasant evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card! //A

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lawn Fawn Christmas card - Here we go a-waddling and Joy to the woods

Happy Lucia everyone! 

We've just returned home after a very nice Lucia "concert" at the kindergarten - here in Sweden we celebrate Lucia today and all children sing to parents, friends and family and there are also Lucia concerts in various places around the city. Such a nice tradition!

In lack of Lucia stamps - here are some singing penguins from Lawn Fawn instead! :-)

I started out by making the square sky background using some Distress Oxides in Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Antique Linen. After blending them for a seamless look, I splashed some water droplets from an ordinary spray bottle (nothing fancy) and wiped off with a paper towel to get the oxide effect. 

The house die is from Lawn Fawn and I believe it's an add on to the stitched hillside pop-up, though I didn't use that here, I used instead the stitched hillside borders for the snowy hill, which also coordinates fine with the house die.

The penguins, the bird and the lamp were all colored in with Copics. Highlights were made with a white gel pen, some Nuvo crystal glaze and a snow marker.
The bird, trees and holly are from the stampset "Joy to the woods" and the rest of the stamps are from "Here we go a-waddling".

I'm entering this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Stitch It".

See you soon! //A

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas card with Tiddly Ink's Wryn!

Hi everyone! Here's a CAS christmas card for you! I used a lovely digital stamp from Tiddly Inks, called "Reindeer Games", and colored her up with copics. And the colors are:

Clothes (and Rudolph's nose): R35-37-59
Shoes: E41-43-44-47
Hair: E50-51-53-55, YR20
Skin: E00-04-11-13-21, R20
Rudolph: W1-4-6-8, R20, YR20
Antlers and tail: E00-11, YR20
Collar: BG93-96-99
Bells and belt: YR23 and Wink of Stella in gold
Holly leaves: G21-46

Highlights were made with a white gel pen and for the furry part of the santa hat I used a snow marker and heat set it with my heat tool. The bells as well as Rudolph's nose also got  a coat of Nuvo crystal glaze. And finally I enhanced the eyes with some Nuvo crystal drops in gloss - ebony black.

The rest of the card is really simple - instead of chalking the edges I used the Wink of Stella in gold to mark the edges. Then I mounted the card on some fun foam and finally assembled on the card base, which measures 5,5"x4,25".

I'm entering this card to the Tiddly Inks challenge #208 "Be Merry".

Wishing you all a nice evening! //A

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Holiday Season / Lawn Fawn critters / Scene building

I just love this little fellow! He was really fun to color and to match up with the adorable tree house from the Frosty Fairy Friends. To make it seem like early morning I tried to mimic a sunrise using my distress inks and oxides together with some picket fence distress paint for the sunrays. 

I've used several stamps from different LF stamp sets, as well as dies (you'll find links to all products used in the link bar at the bottom of this post).

I'm also entering this card to the Lawn Fawnatics "happy critters" challenge. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Duh-nuh - Lawn Fawn / Gummiapan birthday card

First of all - I've got to say that I'm really pleased with how this card turned out. Especially since it wasn't meant to look like this when I first started. This card was made from a mistake...!

As I was creating the background for the Happy Hippos Shaker card, I didn't like how the colors turned out. I found it to be a little too dark to be a sky background. So I put it aside and started over with some lighter colors.

Then, when I was about to create this shark-card, I was initially inspired by this card from the talented Yainea. But as I started to play,  I got the idea to switch the card fronts and make the intended front the inside instead. And now - I'm totally glad I did! 

The "new" card front is just some washitape and the polaroid frame die from Gummiapan, paired with the shark fin and sentiment from the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Duh-nuh". The waves were made using the wave accent die from Lawn Fawn.

The inside is made of Distress Oxides and some Distress ink in tumbled glass, broken china and faded jeans. See now why I thought it was too dark for a sky?!! So to make it an underwater scene, I added a spritz of water to make the colors oxidize. The corals, sea weed and little fish are from the "mermaid for you" stamp set - also from Lawn Fawn - and they were stamped directly onto the distress background, using Versafine black ink.

And the shark is, of course, also from the duh-nuh set. Colored in copic sketch markers: C5-3-1 and highlights with a white gel pen. And if you can spot the discoloration on the shark's forehead - that was also a mistake as I dropped one of my ink blending tools on the shark while putting them away from another project... Oh well!

And to avoid the messiness of embossing on the polaroid frame - I just stamped the word "jawsome" (from the duh-nuh set) in black versafine ink and then went over the letters with a clear sakura glaze pen. Just to get some dimension. The bubbles are also enhanced with some glossy accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a "fintastic" day! (yeah - another "pun intended")

Below you can find links to the supplies I've used - ones that still are available for purchase, that is :-) 
Affiliated links used when possible at no cost for you...!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gustav 2 - MFT Happy Hippos Shaker card

Aaand - I'm back with another birthday card! Can't get enough of those, can we? And also - we have a lot of birthdays in August amongst friends and family, so the creation part of me is always thinking about card themes and how to combine stamp sets and so on this time of year.

As much as I love the Adorable Elephants from MFT, I must say that the new Happy Hippos also qualify to a spot on the top of my favorite stamp-set list...! They are just so cute - and a big thank you to Scrapfabriken in Sweden who carry the new MFT stamps and dies!

So on to the specific, nerdy stuff:
The background was made using a mixture of Distress Inks and Oxides. The clouds were made using the wonderful Stitched Cloud dies from Lawn Fawn. I added the clouds' faces using stamps from Lawn Fawn's Plane and simple stamp set and for the cheeks I used Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.

The balloon shaker part is a die set from MFT (My favorite things). The little pouch that fits the balloon die is sold separately, I think. The hippo and the birds are from the "Happy Hippos" stamp set - also from MFT. The pink balloon I borrowed from a Mama Elephant stamp set called "Spread Happiness".

All the critters are colored in with Copic Sketch Markers:
Hippo: C5-3-1, R20
Hat and Bowtie: BG09, BG57, BG13 and B91
Birds: Y02-08-19, YG23
Balloon: RV25-23, R20

At the bottom I used some striped washi tape and the letters to spell out my nephew's name "Gustav" were die cut with Lawn Fawn letter dies using some teal card stock. Eyes on the critters were enhanced by using some Nuvo Drops in "Ebony black" and of course there are some details with Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella as well. Wouldn't be the same without it!

Please leave a comment if you like what you see! You can also find me on Instagram: @designbyhektor.

Below you can find links to the supplies I've used - ones that still are available for purchase, that is :-) 
Affiliated links used when possible at no cost for you...!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Vilma 5! Lawn Fawn sea critters and pop-up

Today's card was made for a birthday girl who loves to swim and play in the water. So what better suitable than some aquatic critters from Lawn Fawn?!

I made the card as a pop-up card - using the Lawn Fawn hillside pop-up dies with the wave die overlay - inked up with distress oxides and -inks. All critters were colored with my copic sketch markers and highlights were made using a white gel pen and my wink of stella glitter pen.

To spell out hew name on the front of the card, and also to make the number "5" on the inside, I dusted off an old alphabet die from quickutz. Haven't used it for ages, but I got the idea that I wanted to make her name in an ombre fashion with my comics, and I think it turned out really good!! 

Thank you for visiting! Sea you again soon (pun intended)! :-)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank you fairy much! Lawn fawn Fairy Friends

OK, so I have 2 new favorite stamp companies - MFT and Lawn Fawn! This super adorable stamps is called "Fairy friends" and is not super new, it's been around for a while. But it's fairly new to me and I love it! I mean - who doesn't get a smile on their faces when looking at a scene lite this?! (though I got the cold shoulder from my 5yr-old, since she believes it's supposed to be a strawberry house - so I apparently used the wrong colors...!) :-)

I believe that everything I used on this card is from Lawn Fawn, except for the leafy branches on the left - those are dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. And the coloring was done with copic markers (of course!). I also used some glossy accents on the flowers and leaves, to sort of mimic water droplets, and the sun and the fairies got some sparkles from the Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Copic Markers used:
House: YR23-24-27, BV01-01-04, V28, E13-15-18, YG03, G94
Fairies: dresses: BV01-01-04, V28
wings: B00, B21, BG11, BV01
hair: C3-5-7, E13-15-18, YR23-24-27
Flowers: BV01-01-04, V28, YR23-24-27, YG93-95-97

Have a great day, everyone, and thank you fairy much for visiting my blog! ;-)

Below you can find links to the supplies I've used - ones that still are available for purchase, that is :-) 
Affiliated links used when possible at no cost for you...!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Birthday Shakercard feat. Adorable Elephants from MFT

Hi everyone! Today's card is a shaker card with an adorable little elephant from a stampset from My favorite things called exactly that: Adorable Elephants. This stampset has been on the market for some time now, but it's new to me and I can't get enough of these little creatures...! 
This little fellow was colored using Copic Markers:
Body - N0, N2, N4 and N6
Ears -  R00, R11, R20 and RV21  
The dots on the cheeks were made using a white Sakura gel pen.
To create the background, I used an older background stamp from Hero Arts and stamped it with Distress Oxide ink in the color "iced spruce".
The shaker part was inked with the same ink and I tried to achieve a somewhat ombré background, using the emboss resist technique with some of the butterflies from the stampset. The frame was diecut with the new stitched rectangle frame dies from Lawn Fawn.

The black enamel dots were made with Nuvo Crystal Drops - gloss Ebony black.

The sentiment "Grattis" means "Congratulations" in Swedish and was diecut with a die from Rox Stamps. I inked it up with some Distress Inks: "Abandoned Coral" and "Festive Berries". The heart balloon was also colored using those inks.

And to make it a shaker card - I popped the frame up in some foam adhesive and also adhered some transparent plastic to make the window. The confetti is a mixture of sequins from different suppliers, f.x. YouDo.

The inside was also made with the Lawn Fawn frame rectangle dies and inked with some Iced Spruce Distress Ink. The stamps are from the same stampset, mentioned above.

And the backside uses my sticker with contact info, along with a cute stamp from Gummiapan: "limited edition" - (which it is)!

To personalize the card before sending it - I simple added the recipient's name using alpha stickers from Tim Holtz. 

I hoped you enjoyed this card, and if you did - please leave a comment! Thank you for visiting and see you soon! Love //Anna

Below you can find links to the supplies I've used - ones that still are available for purchase, that is :-) 
Affiliated links used when possible at no cost for you...!