Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paper Smooches January Release #4

Hi Everyone!

Did You see Paper Smooche's latest release. It is full of AWESOME goodies for all of us who love Embroidery and crosstitching. For this post I have played with the super fun and useful Stitched Square Die :   






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Paper Smooches supplies :

In Stitches
Embroidery Hoop Die
Stitched Circle Die
Stitched Square Die
 

Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Owl

Today I'm back to play along with Kathy Racosin's fun 30 day coloring challenge ! It is also for the Birds of a feather challenge at SSSMonday Challenge and the PP Challenge at SSSWednesday!







I will also share it here:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bird of a feather
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Patterned Paper
Sir stamp-a-lot winter
Creatalicious Challenge


Have a great Day!
Hugs, Karin

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Mood Board

Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is  a wonderful MoodBoard that Jenn has put together for us. This is my take:






I was inspired by


Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Hello Baby
Snow Day
Bicycle built for You
Life is Good
Critters in the burbs
Mermaid for You
So Jelly
Fairy Friends
Jump for Joy
Frosty Fairy Friends 
Beary Happy Holidays
Duh-Nuh
For You Deer
Here we go a-waddling
Meow you doi'n
Wild for You
A Birdie Told me
Tiny Tags sayings





Dies:
Hearts
Scripty love
Thinking About You border
Grassy border
Flower border
Little Town border
Village Border
Stitched Hillside borders
Ocean wave border
Stitched rectangles
Stitched circles
Journaling card
Large Stitched Journaling card
Scalloped treat box Winter add on
Scalloped treat box
Critter Huggers
Gift Card Pocket
Lacey Borders
Lacey Hearts
A Birdie Told me
Tiny Tags



Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
MISTI
Mini Scoring Board
Ink Blending Tools


You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wee stamps snowman



Today I wanted to play along with Kathy Racosin's fun 30 day coloring challenge (I know I'm a bit early but couldn't help myself (-: ) and the  color challenge at Copic Marker Sweden: Purple brown and white.





I will also share it here:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Sir stamp-a-lot
Creatalicious Challenge
Cute Card Thursday and Deep Ocean - something new (my new purple copic markers
All sorts - no PP



Have a great Day!
Hugs, Karin

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Published Card Saturday: Fall is here!

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the Fall issue of CardMaker 2017 ,
You can find more info about them here:    .
CardMaker Magazine

 
Products from Lawn Fawn.
 

 
 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paper Smooches January Release #3

Hi Everyone!


Welcome to a new post with Paper Smooche's  latest release! I just love  the Teeny Stars dies and here I paired them up with  the cute fox from Chilly Chums.



The sky is inked with distress ink and then I let that dry completely before I assembled my card and added the stars. For the snowy hills I used the Wavy Background die.

 

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Paper Smooches supplies :
Wavy Background
 
Teeny Stars Dies

Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday Watercolors: Favorite Watercolor Pet Portraits from 2017

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share my favorite pet portraits that I've painted this past year. I hold them all very dear because even if I haven't met these beauties IRL it feels like I know them after having stared at them for both sketching and painting them (-:


 You can check out more of my watercolors HERE
 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Published Card Saturday!

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the  summer  issue of  CardMaker 2016 ,
You can find more info about them here:    .

 CardMaker Magazine


 

 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Tag You're it - Final Goodbye

Hi Everyone!

I am taking part in a hop to honor Tracey Mc Neely
We were asked to share out favorite tag - it was hard to choose so I put together a little mini collage too.




Wishing you a wonderful day, hugs, Karin

Friday Inspiration Post for Lawn Fawnatics: Fun With Food

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share another card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is Fun with food and Lawn Fawn has the most wonderful stamps for this theme! For my take I used the cupcake stamps from the Baked With Love set.






Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!

Also I wanted to share my favorite Lawn Fawnatics Projects from last year:




Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Baked With Love
Wild for You

Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape

You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paper Smooches January Release project #2

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to a new post with Paper Smooche's  latest release! I just love everything about it! For this post I have played with the Beautiful In stitches set. I wanted to create a country style rustic card and used very subtle colors:   



I simply stamped my cross stitch images to a White panel and then adhered it to some layers of grey and red cardstock. 

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Paper Smooches supplies :
Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Monday, January 1, 2018

LawnFawnatics Challenge: Fun with Food

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is "Fun with Food" and this is my take:



For my card I simply stamped the Beautiful images from Baked With Love  randomly on a stitched panel of White cardstock and then colored them. I then adhered my panel to a cardbase made from Lawn Fawn's Beautiful pink "Ballet Slippers" cardstock.
I then stamped and colored some cute summer images and adhered them to my card with tape and foam adhesive.



Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Baked With Love

Dies:
Stitched rectangles

Other:
"Ballet Slippers" cardstock.
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape

You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR my dear blog readers and friends!

Hope you've had a wonderful year and am looking forward to a new great one!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Paper Smooches Pep rally Week Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

PS DT Blog Hop
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2018 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 3rd.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 

The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  



To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)









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Paper Smooches supplies i used to create this card are called:
Embroidery Hoop Die
Stitched Circle Die

I also wanted to share my favorite Paper Smooches cards from 2017. I just LOVE designing withPaper Smooches AWESOME Products ! Can you tell!!!???!!!




Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunny Studio Favorites 2017

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share my favorite cards I for my guest spots on the Sunny Studio Design Team . I absolutely ADORE Mendy's Amazing designs!




Have a great Day!
Karin

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Ute's bloghop

Merry Christmas!

My Dear friend Ute in Switzerland asked if I wanted to join her Christmas blog hop and of course I said yes!

This is what I made:



A super simple design using Mama Elephant's cute reindeers and my Silhouette to create the lacey window.

If you are doing the hop you should have come from super talented  Frau Vögeli and then jump on to my awesome friend Ute at Beru Crafts

The bloghop starts at Bastel Traum - a GREAT online shop for everything papercrafting so should you get lost you can always return there - that's also where you find all the info about the hop!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Karin

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lawn Fawn 2017 Favorite Cards

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share my favorite cards I for my designer spot on the LawnFawnatics Team. I absolutely ADORE Kelly Marie's Amazing designs!





 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Paper Smooches Favorites 2017

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share my favorite cards I for my spot on the Paper Smooches Design Team . I absolutely ADORE Kim's Amazing designs!

 



Have a great Day!
Karin

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ute's Calendar

 





Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to be part of my Dear friend Ute's Advent calendar at Bastel Traum. The posts there are Always super inspiring and if you love challenges you have to visit!

For the calendar the participants are asked to share something (Christmas) special from their country and I decided to share what I Think is the starting Point for Christmas - when we bake our Lucia Buns at the end of November.
I found this recipie here: Info and recipie from; http://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/recipe-lussebullar-swedish-saffron-lucia-buns/


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Scandinavians celebrate St. Lucia’s Day on 13th December – the day we wake up early and sing the light into the darkness. Processions of children in white robes tied with red sashes walk through towns holding candles. At the front, a girl – the Lucia Bride – wears a wreath of real candles in her hair. In Sweden and Norway, saffron bread and buns are traditionally eaten on this day, and they are referred to as Lussebullar, Lusseboller or Lussekatter depending on where you are. We also enjoy these buns at our famous Glögg parties – they are proper festive!

This recipe is taken from our book The Scandi Kitchen by Bronte Aurell (RPS, £16.99) Photo by Peter Cassidy – available signed from our online store or in our cafe. Also available in all good bookshops in both UK, Scandinavia and USA.
MAKES 30
Ingredients:
  • 50 g fresh yeast or 25 g dried yeast
  • 400 ml whole milk, heated to 36–37°C
  • 1 g saffron powder (if using saffron strands, grind to a powder in a pestle and mortar and soak in the milk beforehand)
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 200 g plain skyr, quark or Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 175 g butter, softened, at room temperature
  • approx. 800 g white strong flour
  • handful of raisins
  • beaten egg, for brushing
  • 3–4 large baking sheets, greased and lined with baking parchment
How to:
If using fresh yeast, add the yeast and milk to a mixer with a dough hook attached. Mix until the yeast has dissolved, then add the saffron powder. If using dried yeast pour milk into a bowl, sprinkle in the yeast and whisk together. Cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 15 minutes to activate and become frothy and bubbly. Add the saffron powder. Pour into a mixer with a dough hook attached. Add the sugar and mix together for a minute or so, then add skyr, quark or Greek yogurt, salt and egg, and mix well. Gradually add the softened butter in pieces and begin to add the flour gradually while mixing, making sure there are no lumps of butter. You’ll need around 800 g or so of flour, but the exact amount depends on how the dough feels. Keep mixing until you have a dough that is still sticky, but doesn’t stick to your finger too much when you poke it. Too much flour makes the buns dry. If you’re using an electric mixer, knead for about 5 minutes or knead by hand for 10 minutes. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size (about 30–40 minutes in a bowl covered with clingfilm).
Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Cut the dough into 30 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece in your hand into a long cylinder, then transfer to the baking sheets and mould into an ‘S’ shape (see picture opposite). Add a single raisin to the centre of the point where the ‘S’ shape curves (two raisins for each bun). Leave to rise again for 25 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6.
Brush gently with egg and bake them in the preheated oven for 10–12 minutes. The buns should have a slight tinge of brown on top. Leave to cool under a damp dish towel (this prevents them from becoming dry).


Hugs, Karin

Monday, December 18, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics : Use your favorite set


Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is Use your favorite set and this is my take:




Those of you who follow me know this is a top favorite set (-: and the Scalloped treat box Winter add on and Scalloped treat box would also be at the top of a Favorites list!!!


Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
here-we-go-a-waddling
Tiny Tags Sayings


Dies:
Tiny Tags
Scalloped treat box Winter add on
Scalloped treat box


Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape

You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 



Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamp's winter release: Warm Hugs

Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share a new card that I've created with Sunny Studio Stamp's winter release! You can shop them HERE and if you want some amazing inspirations from the awesome Sunny Team you should pop over to their blog HERE.








Today I used the super adorable set called Polar Playmates.
Instructions:

Make a square cardbase from light blue cardstock  and create a snow anel bg by dry embossing a panel of white cardstock. Stamp, color and trim the cute images from the Husky stamp set and assemble on panel to create a cute  arctic scene.

 
Sunny Studio Supplies I used:

Polar Playmates





I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
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Have a great day, hugs, Karin