Monday, January 16, 2017

Meet MAJOR

Hi Everyone,

This is Major. and he has been in the South Lake Animal league for 6 months waiting for someone to adopt him. I just fell in love with his sad face and had to paint him. It's bben my dream to have a dog all my life, but with allergies it is a dream that I doubt will come true. Keeping my fingers crossed though that scientists will find a cure soon!

Here's a bit more info about Major:

MAJOR
I've been waiting for a home for almost 6 months. I'm a typical English Bulldog! I can be stubborn, and I'm a bit picky when it comes to my dog friends, but overall, I'm a good boy who just wants a soft bed in a warm house.
When I came to The Animal League, I had to have special surgery to fix my eyelids. Contributions from the Sunshine Fund helped pay for that surgery. Now, I can see perfectly and I'm not in any discomfort! The vet said I shouldn't have any diminished quality of life, but I will need special eye drops to make sure my eyes stay healthy!
I'm hoping to find a home soon, I know there have got to be some Bulldog lovers out there! Please share me to help me find my family!

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Love Bugs



I have a new card for some fun challenges I wanted to play along with along with the wee stamps love challenge on FB!

Square Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Anything Goes Penny Black and More 
New to me at A Blog Named Hero this stamp is new to me!
Bastel Traum : Love and friendship
 Copic Marker Sverige:
KaBoks: Romantikk (Frist: 31. januar), Kort o Mania: Alt er lov (Frist: 15. januar)
Kreativ Scrapping: Alt er lov (Frist: 26. januar)

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin








Sunday Watercolors: Cat + day 14






I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

I'm also sharing this with Leslie Seata's 30 in 30 Days challenge!

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Published card Saturday - Merry Christmas Birds


Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card again. This card was published in the     issue of
CardMaker 2015.



CardMaker is a fantastic Magazine and they share lots of  wonderful inspiration on their blog.

You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tag You're It

I am so excited to be the featured artist over at the Tag You're It Challenge blog this week.  Head on over there to play along!  :)


 
 

Wishing you all a wonderful week-end! Hugs, Karin

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snowman on skates!


After having skated for the first time in 30 years - what don't you do for your kid LOL I had play with this cute stamp.. I will be sharing this at some favorite challenges: 


New to me at A Blog Named Hero
 (never used this paper and stamp before)The Ribbon Girls GDT
Bastel Traum : watercolor (I colored this with watercolor pencils)
Heart Desires - Do more of what makes you happy
En liten butikAnvänd fem (akvarellpennor - färger) 
Hjerteboden: Blått, hvitt, sølv pluss valgfritt tema vinter Kort o Mania: Alt er lov Kreativ Scrapping: Alt er lov Maja Design: Mood Board 
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb: Lag det du er best på (coloring with watercolors)
Papirplaneten: Vinter (Frist: 31. januar)
Rubber Dance: Blått, rødt, hvitt (Frist: 31. januar)
Scrap from your Heart: Vinterstemning uten jul (Frist: 28. januar)
Words and Paintery: “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”
– inspirasjonsbilde med farger
 (Frist: 15. januar)

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin







Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday Watercolors; Cherry Blossoms

It has been snowing here but I share a very spring-y watercolor today of cherry blossoms.



I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin



I will share this as my day 4 for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 days painting challenge even though it is cheating... You can read all about it here;  https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30.html

Friday, January 6, 2017

Favorites part 3


2016 was such a fun crafting year so I just had to share some more favorites! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines! 


The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Magnolia, Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp,

Have a wonderful Friday, hugs, Karin



Published card Saturday

I just realized I never share my published cards and decided to start a returning post called Published card Saturday to remind myself to do so. LOL - it is only Friday today - This is what Christmas Break does to you (-: Well, well - in the futur they will be ON Saturdays!

Here's the first and it is was published in the  issue 103 of Paper Crafter for a Pet themed section - so fun and cute!. It is an Amazing Magazine and their blog is awsome too - make sure to check it out HERE!



Papercrafter logo



You can view more of my Projects here: My Instagram and My Pinterest

Have a great day! hugs, Karin

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Have a wonderful day!


Hi Everyone! The Ribbon Girls Challenge blog has a new challenge up and I just love their Products so I wanted to play along!


Seam Binding from the Ribbon Girls
 
 
I will also share this with Double D - Anniversary, Birthday and their inspiration photo:



And it is Anything Goes at Penny Black and More 

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin

 


Monday, January 2, 2017

Moose you so much!



Today I'm playing the first challenges of the year and I just had to break open this new embossing folder I got for Christmas ! It will be awesome for so many projects this year! Thank You so much Lotta! I used the sketch (flipped) from Scraphuset as inspiration.



Start a Fresch Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Anything Goes Penny Black and More 
New to me at A Blog Named Hero
Anything goes Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Favorites part 2

Happy New Year !
2016 has been such a fun crafting year! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines!  Here are my Favorite cards from 2016 part 1 (I couldn't choose just 9 - lol (-: )



The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Wee Stamps, and Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp,

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin



Sunday, January 1, 2017

SUNDAY WATERCOLORS : Favorite watercolors from 2016 + my palette


Happy New Year everyone!

What a fun year 2016 has been! After 20 years of hardly looking at my watercolors (and when I did take them out I always ended up frustrated and disappointed because nothing turned out the way I wanted it to and it never looked the way it used to 20 years ago) But after a but of struggle I have finally found my way back to painting, which I am sooo happy about. And that is thanks to you my dear bloggie friends who have always been so supportive and cheered me on - a special shout out to Michele, Jeanne, Angela and Miriam. It is also thanks to Charlie Shields who started the World of watercolor Group this summer which really made me challenge myself to try different subjects (earlier I almost only painted lanscapes) Being Doodlewashed was really the crafting highlight of this year!

A lot of people ask me what colors I use for my paintings and even though my aim is to use a more limited palette I hardly ever choose the colors I'm going to use for a painting before I start, but test them out as I go along. Therefore it is hard to say exactly what colors I used after I'm done, and especially if a couple of weeks have passed between painting, photographing and blogging about it. 
Instead I'll share my favorite colors here, the ones I use for most of my paintings: Unless it says something else they are Winsor Newton Artist's (now Professional) colors. (DS means Daniel Smith)

Raw sienna
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Payne's Grey
Lunar Black DS
Viridian
Undersea Green DS
Quin Rose DS or Quin Magenta 
Cadmium Orange
Quin Gold or Indian Yellow
Hansa Yellow Mid DS
Cobalt Blue
French Ultramarine
Cereulian
Manganese Blue DS or WN (WN is a little greener)
Antwerp blue
Neutral tint

Other colors I take out for fun:

Moonglow DS
Hematite burnt scarlet DS
Cobalt Turquoise
Dioxide Violet
Transparent Pyrrol Orange DS


The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine cold pressed. I also like Fabriano Artistico rough and fine.
I share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin 

Happy New Year ! Favorite cards from 2016 part 1

Happy New Year !

2016 has been such a fun crafting year! I have had the chance to design or guest design for some of my favorite companies and have had almost 30 cards published in different printed magazines!  Here are my Favorite cards from 2016 part 1 (I couldn't choose just 9 - lol (-: )



The stamps or dies I've used for these cards are from Hero Arts, Lawn fawn, My Favorite Things, Wee Stamps, and Paper Smooches,

Have a great day and a very Happy New Year, hugs, Karin




Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday Watercolors: Fox



I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday Watercolors: Cardinal

Today I'm popping in here to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and to share wintry watercolor - unfortunately it doesen't look like this here at the moment )-:




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin

Friday, December 23, 2016

Watercolor - Parrot





I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Watercolor: Rose


 



Today I'm sharing a painting I found in my scrapbox - I must not have liked it then, but looking at it now I find it rather OK...
I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Paper Smooches - Reindeer


Photo Inspiration - Paper Smooches 

http://creativewithstampschallenge.blogspot.se/ Christmas stamps
http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.se/ - Anything
KaBoks: Snøkrystaller , Kort o Mania: Jul
Hjerteboden: Jul ,Hobbygarasjen: Jul ,Kreativ Scrapping: Jul
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb: Lag det du er best på
Papirlosjen: Jul/vinter, Papirplaneten: Alt er lov med jul


Have a great day, hugs, Karin



  

Monday, December 19, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge # 144 Christmas


Hi Everyone!
I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a  Christmas Challenge!!! But it is with sadness I do so because Lawnscaping is closing after this challenge is over. I've been on this team for more than 4 years now and it will feel very strange not to have this to look forward to every other week.
I am so grateful though for all the friends I 've made through it , all the fun I've had craftinga and all the wonderfully talented crafters I've "visited" for commenting!


For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Stampsets: HERE
Dies: HERE
Patterned Paper;

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stampset of your choice -YEAH!!!

Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!








Have a great day, hugs, Karin



My Pinterest

If you enjoy challenges and will miss Lawnscaping as much as I will, you could always check out our other sponsor Ellen Hutson's pin sights challenge:

Banner-PIN-sights 

http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/pin-sights-challenge/

If you want to see more of my Lawn Fawn Projects in the future you can follow my LF board on pinterest; https://se.pinterest.com/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/ or follow me on instagram; 
https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day! Hugs!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sunday Watercolor - Dog

It's Sunday and time for a new watercolor.



I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Sunday Watercolors; Rooster studies

It's Sunday and time for a new watercolor. Today I have two roosters!!!.




I use Winsor Newtons Artists' watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin