Hi Oddies,

Today a fun colored card for you, its really summer here in the Netherlands so a water theme card to cool down 😉 .

This is Mermaid Dakota she rocks , love the way she look ,she is a tough mermaid and she can do anything in the ocean.

I color her with the water medium Tansai Gambi.
Her tail have edited with Nuvo glitterdrops, that gives more shine.

Some fun dies in sea theme .
Die-cut the jelly fish out of parchment paper, so it give that translucent look and add some clear gloss drops on the head of the jelly fish.

Have a nice weekend , mine will be great its my 40th birthday  this saturday 😉

XX Christa


It’s Therese here from Sweden and tomorrow most Swedes celebrate Midsummer eve. A celebration of the Swedish summer, with dancing and eating.
You can read more about out tradition here, but remember don’t all Swedes celebrate like this. In our family for example we go around and picking flowers in the morning to make hair wreaths. After Lunch we go to the Maypole to meet up with the rest of my family and dance round the Maypole and eat Swedish Fika. After that we usually take it easy and eat tasty food and sweets at home :).

So for today’s post I share a Midsummer card with a girl with flowers in here hair, a typical sight on Midsummer eve. 🙂


I’ve tried to make some short of watercolorish background with my copics, I was not totally satisfied but practice will do the trick. 😉

Copics I used
Skin: E000-00-21-11 R20-32-22
Hair: E53-55-57-59-29
Flowers: RV10-32-34 E04, N0-1-3 Blender
Eyes: B91-93-95 N7
Background: RV10-32-34 E04, B60-91-93, YR000 Blender

The sentiment says Happy Midsummer. And Glad- Happy did I cut out so it would pop out a little, I think the whole card looks so cool 😀

I wish you all a great Midsummer and a weekend full of sunshine!

Do you have any traditions at Midsummer or any summer day? Share with us in the facebook community <3



Good morning friends. Today I’m sharing how I made this background featuring Cat fish digi stamp.

I got these distress oxide inks for mothers day and wanted to do something fun and quick. The whole background took about 5 minutes and it was super fun to make.

To start I cut down a piece of 110lb card-stock to 8.5 x 4.25 and scored it in half for my card base.

I started working from the outside towards the center adding a little bit of color at a time.

This is faded jeans. Then I add in broken china.

Next is spice marmalade.
I love how the colors blend together so easily. Next is fossilized amber.
I liked the look of the background, but wanted to add a touch of texture as well. I grabbed a fish scale stencil and cracked pistachio and lightly sponged the color on through the stencil.

Cute, right? Now, while I was coloring this adorable little cat fish… my coloring got away from me. I do not know WHAT on earth I was doing, but I didn’t love what I had done to this poor cutie. See.

I didn’t want to start over, so I decided to give this little guy glasses.

Ahhh, now he kinda makes sense to me, and he’s cute again. *grins*

There we have it. What backgrounds have you created that are quick and fun? Let us know!!

Leah Crowe