Birthday boy, pt. 2

I mentioned last week that I’ve gotten two orders for birthday cards for 40-year-olds. This is the second one.

The image is “Flirty Seniors” from “Make It Crafty“, as usual printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. The text reads something like “80 years is nothing”.


Inside I put a panel for a little greeting, as well as a little “booklet” on the left tied with a bow of seam binding colored with blue and green Copics.inside

inside fully opened

The text reads: “Huh? Only half? Oops! Missed a little!” (left). “This is half!” (right) This “little” guy is about half the size of the one on the front, thus the “half” thing.
inside left open p. 1-2

Page 3 and 4 in my little booklet. “This is the better half!” (left) “Now you can choose! Happy 40th birthday!” (right)inside left p. 3-4

On the back I put the name of the birthday boy and his birthday.back

My email and blog address are on the inside flap of the back along with the following phrases: “This card is handmade by Elin Venge. A unique and special copy just for you!”
back inside

I’ve used the following Copics to color my images.Copics used

PP: “Blåbärspaj” and “Pratstund” from Maja Design’s “Fika” Collection.

CS: Bazzill parakeet and Admiral.

Size: 6×6″

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Berries: Kort og Godt

Pearls Inkido and Kaisercraft (green)

Ribbon: Hug Snug seam binding in Winter White – colored with Copics.

Birthday Boy

I’ve stepped out of wedding mode and into birthday mode. I’ve gotten two orders for birthday cards for 40-year-olds. This is the first one. Apparently Morten (the guy turning 40) is blond and not too happy when things don’t go his way. The woman who ordered the card seemed very happy with it, she started laughing the minute she opened the envelope. I call that success!!!

I entered the card at this past week’s KOM challenge at; Double Up – double everything on your card. The main image and text didn’t have to be double, but I thought why not. The text isn’t exactly the same on both strips, but it’s not far from it. If you think the first photo looks a little weird this time, it’s because I had to put it flat and shoot at an angle to get the dimensions in the photo. The strips and the right image sunken down into the actual card won’t show properly if you take a “normal” photo of the card.




The image is “Two Toby” from Mo Manning.  It’s printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics, as always.

PP: “Blåbärsylt” and “Bulle med blåbär” from Maja Design’s “Fika” Collection.

CS: Bazzill blue and green (don’t remember their exact color names).

Size: 6×6″

Other materials used: AC thickers, Inkido pearls, Inkssentials Crackle accents (inside across the entire image), MM tiny alphas in black.

front detail

I’ve used the following Copics to color my images (all three of them):


Dreaming of a White Christmas?

No? Tired of all the snow that is just now melting away? I’ll try to remedy that with a Christmas card. Not exactly a white one, but neither is the snow in the city due to all the pollution.

The image is a stamp from Stempelglede’s “Vintage Christmas” collection, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on Copic Manga Illustration Paper in Natural White. The stamp on the inside is also from Stempelglede’s “Vintage Christmas” collection. Used the same ink and paper here. The stamp on the back is Inkido’s “24.12 Post” stamp.

PP: Maja Design Gammaldags Jul – “karamellstrut” Maja Design Ska vi ta en fika – “Kärleksmums”

CS: Vanilla and brown (don’t remember the name of this brown) bazzill.

Size: 6×6″

Embellies: Kaisercraft Chocolate half pearls, bling from Nille, ribbon bought at Bikuben.

I entered this card in the KOM challenge at The challenge in this spring’s fifth challenge; “Use brown, beige and white. No other colors, a teeny tiny bit of black is okay.”

Yet Another Wedding Card

I keep getting orders for wedding cards. And I keep using Maja Design’s “Fika” collection when I make them.

The image is the same bride and groom digi stamp from Mo Manning as the one I’ve used before. It’s printed on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics.

PP: “Mandelkaka” and “Hemma hos mig” from Maja Design’s “Fika” collection.

CS: “Bouquet” from Bazzill

Size: 6×6″

Embellies: Flowers from WOC and Kort og Godt, I don’t know where the lace is from.

I’ve used the following Copics to color my image:


New Wedding Card

Another wedding card I’ve made to order. Entered it in KOM at for this week’s “wedding/confirmation” challenge, and I got third place, yay!!!!


The image is a digi stamp from Mo Manning, I’ve printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored the bride and groom with Copics. Same with the Heather stem and the ribbon, too.

PP: “Cheesecake” and “Chaite” from Maja Design’s “Fika” collection.

CS: Vanilla and kraft bazzill

Size: 6×6″

Embellies: Flowers from Papirloftet and Kort og Godt, pearl spray stems from Kort og Godt, Hug Snug “Winter White” seam binding colored with Copics (V12, V15, V17), pins from Panduro and a bauble from Tim Holtz.

Front image front detail

Inside Copics used back

Christmas Time

I’ve made another card for the weekly challenge at, this spring’s third. “Use embossing on your card”. I don’t usually emboss much, it always makes a big mess, and there’s embossing powder everywhere for weeks. I had, however, made up my mind; I was going to participate every week this spring. Challenge myself. Found the embossing powder in a drawer, an embossing folder, and started the mess.

I’ve stamped my Tilda with Memento Rich Cocoa on X-Press it blending card and colored her with Copics. I’ve used blue glitter embossing from Inkido as well as my snowflake embossing folder from Quickutz (invisible in the photo, I know). The ribbon is Hug Snug Seam binding “Winter White”, also colored with Copics. The pearl branch is from Kort og Godt.

PP: “Snøfall” from Poppydesign

CS: white and stonewash bazzill

Stamps: Magnolia “Unwrapped Tilda”, Kort og Godt “God Jul” – “Riktig God Jul”, Inkido “24.12 Post”