Christmas Countdown

søndag 30. januar 2011


This weekend I've practiced colouring with my ProMarkers :D
I followed Mayas Tutorial at Scrappehuset "Promarkers for dummies"
I think I made it quite well after a while (and after some images in the bin - LOL)
She explained it all so easy and with pictures to follow step-by-step.
I tried different kind of images and here are some of them...

...almost everyone I've coloured (that I'm satisfied with) - photographed late in the evening, when I always get a yellow light on the pictures...

My MagnoliaCalendar

This is my 2011 calendarbook. Most months are finished now, but there's plenty of place both for writing and pictures in the year to come
- a kind of scrapbookfilofaxnotebook :)
I've made the calendarpages of long envelopes, cutted and folded and then decorated with DP and embellishments (I've managed to use a lot of my scrappapers :D)
Here's the Januarypage.
Since there are 4 - 6 pockets for every month there's plenty of place to note everything from birthdays to cardmakingstuff I need.
I took the Januarycalendar out of its pocket for the picture. On the back of the calendarcard I've used a lined DP, to note things to remember for every day of the month.
A closer picture from the Januarypage.
I think these skiing Edwin and Tilda were perfect for this month. I've coloured them with aquarellepencils and a waterbrush.
I've used Magnoliaimages throughout the "book" (coloured with both aquarellepencils, ProMarkers and DistressInk refills), so I'll enter the
Magnolia-licious Calendar Blog-Hop with this one :)

torsdag 27. januar 2011

Christmas Crackers

I made this box with christmas crackers for the challenge at Bah! Humbug! Challenge 3.
I bought some small, cheap crackers in very bold colors, removed the wrapping and put on some christmas papers instead.
The papers(6x6 books) are from BasicGrey and Crafty Individuals.
The box is made of Bazzill Cardstock, covered with the christmas papers.
I used my Spellbinders to make a "window" to show the crackers without opening the box.
The "window" is made of a gelatinsheet.
I'm sure this Tilda is laying here, thinking of christmastime, with all its fun :)


For this card I used the latest sketch from Just Magnolia Donaldas sketch
I think that sketch was perfect for a Joy fold card.
I've had a little trouble using this Tildaimage for some time, until I started making a calendar and thought she was perfect for the early springmonths, and after that I've used her more and more...
I'm still practising with my ProMarkers, it gets better, but I feel I have a long way to go yet...

I've had the flowers for a very, very long time - just laying around, for what can I use green flowers for - I think they fitted this card quite well :)
I can't remember where all designpapers are from, but the shiny with flocked words are Heidi Grace designs from Fiskars - I think it's so lovely!
The little stones used in the corners of the fold are shining in all colours, they can be used with most every colour :)
I've also used my Spellbinders, and DistressInk around all paneledges.

mandag 24. januar 2011


This is one of the calendars I've made the last couple of weeks. With this one I'll enter the Calendar Blog Hop at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog .
Take a look in there and join the Blog hop you too, and see the wonderful calendarpages the DTgirls have made :)

The Magnoliaimages are all coloured with aquarellepencils and a waterbrush.
I've printed the calendar from the internet.
All flowers used are real pressed flowers.
The lace is teadyed.

I've sewn around the calendar, and used Glimmermist on the doilyheart.
I've also used bling and butterflies that I've had for years.

All in all I'm quite pleased with my calendar - this one I'll have in my kitchen :)

søndag 16. januar 2011

Winterscene (christmas) card

I'm not finished with my christmas card yet - don't think I'll ever will be, I find it so cosy and relaxing making cards wit winter and christmasscenes on...
Here is a card I made after the wintersketchchallenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog.
This is a blog I just recently discovered, and wow are there lots of wonderful things to see and read there!
I bought this snowmanstamp at Papirdesign a few days ago, I thought he looked so friendly and cute :)
I've only used bluetones on the card (NOT the snowmans "nose" -it HAD to be orange - it's a CARROT!), and I think there's a winterly feeling over it :).
So I then send my card to Cute Card Thursdays challenge "Monochrome!"
I also enter the challenge at Papertake Weekly, which is called "Cold and frosty morning", as I think this card can fit into that challenge, with its winterscene :)
Inside of the card.

Size: 6 x 6 "
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Ice Blue
Stamps: Snowman - Papirdesign, Text - Kort&Godt and TPC Studio
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock
DP: Papirdesign
Tools: ProMarkers, Spellbinders Labels Fours, Corner rounder, Martha Stewart Edge Punch and Punch around the corner punches
Embellies: Flowers, Glimmermist,

lørdag 15. januar 2011

Christmascards in January

Hjerteboden's Juleblogg is challenging us to make christmascards troughout the year, and to make three each month for them. I hope I can make it :)
Those who know me may think that it shouldn't be a problem for me, as I am that kind of person who loves christmas and thinks about christmas all year long. But I am a little bit afraid of how it'll be like to make christmascards in July
- well, it's said that Bing Crosby wrote White Christmas in summer, it's at least sure that it was released on July 30, so it should be possible to make some christmascards in summer...

-Isn't it strange how things that you really don't need to know stick to your memory...;)

The stamp used on this card I think is the cuuutest christmasstamp I have (I've seen it used at many cards in many blogs, but haven't found it myself anywhere. Last Monday I got across it at Papirdesign in Bodø - a rather expensive visit there...). My daughter did NOT like how I coloured it, as the reindeer hasn't got a red nose. I had to promise to colour it's nose red next time I used the stamp!
This is the last of my Januarychristmascards (at least for Hjerteboden's Juleblogg), but I've already started thinking about three cards for February :D

Yellowish and greenish birthdaycard

Another birthdaycard from me. This one is made after the sketchchallenge at SketchyColors
Again I've used the sewingmachine (both in- and outside of the card).
Here I have used a kind of mintgreen colour (almost turquoise), darker green and yellow coloured designpaper. Not colours I use often, but I wanted to try something different than pink/ violet/ light blue for a card - and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :)
I made the buttons in the corners myself (lots of GlossyAccents there :D)

Inside the card I made a twist on the sketch, but still used the same colours/ same papers.
I also tied a bow and attached a charm to it - cute what :)
I also enter the challenge at Kort o Mania "...bruke charms eller metall på deres prosjekter" (...use charms or metal on your projects)
A Tilda NOT dressed in pink or violet from me :D
I used several different greenish colours making the colour on the blouse.
The flowers are lightly brushed over with green Bazzinks!, then sprayed with Glimmermist.

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Prima
Stamp: Magnolia
Glossy accents
Glimmermist Old Lace
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Spellbinders Labels Fours
Inkpads: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, Bazzinks! Pear and Leapfrog

onsdag 12. januar 2011

Purple birthdaycard

Oh, had I fun making this card!
I'll enter the :
The ABC blog Challenge where the challenge is a sketch and L is for Lace
Madelynn is stamped on aquarellepaper. To colour the image I used a waterbrush to drag out the stamped ink , a technique I've only tried once before, so I'm quite pleased with the result :)
The tag is fastened to the card with a magnet, and can be taken off and used as an fridgemagnet (or something else..)
I have also used my sewing machine around the panels.
Inside the card I have stamped swirls in some of the corners, but left a good space to write a greeting

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Image Madelynn from The Greeting Farm, Text Kort&Godt,
Swirls Autumn Leaves "Elegant flourishes" by Rhonna Farrer
Ink Pads: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso for the image, Versafine Onyx Black for the text, Colorbox Lilac and Warm Violet for the swirls
Martha Stewart Edge Puncher
The Designpaper used is from the scrapbox, so I have no idea where it came from...

tirsdag 11. januar 2011

Happy Birthday

I have made another birthdaycard for a boy, again in blue colours, and again an easelcard :D
This time I've used most bits and pieces of designpaper, so a material list will be difficult to make.
I have dusted off my sewingmachine and sewn around the imagepanel and one edge of the paperlace. I used my Martha Stewart edgepuncher for the "lace".
The image is Edwin from Magnolia (this Edwin has told me that he likes to be dressed in blue...), coloured with ProMarkers.
I used Karens sketch for Magnolia Down Under challenge #78 for my card, both on the outside and the inside. On the inside I had to use an extra button to keep it open.
At Just Magnolia the challenge is "Anything goes", with the option to use buttons on the project. That's one of the reasons why I chose to use buttons (instead of hearts or flowers or other "unboyish" embellishments on the card), so I hope they'll like my card there.
Now, there are still a few days left untill the birthday, but I publish it now, quite confident that young boys do not read cardmakerblogs...

søndag 9. januar 2011

Yellow birthdaycard

Here's a birthdaycard I made using Jane's sketch at Whiff of Joys challenge #95
At Paper Romance challenge # 32 is called "you are my sunshine", meaning that yellow should be our primary colour.
Yellow is not a colour I use much or often, but now that I did it was really fun. It is great to work with something a bit different once in a while...
...and Dancing Willow from Whiff of Joy can be in other colours than pink and purple - :D
Inside the card I used the Spellbinders to make the circle for the greeting. I also punched the butterfly with it.
With so little time of daylight I found that to use the window when taking pictures gives the best result.
I tried to get a good close-up of the image, but the rhinestones made it too difficult shiny as they were.

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Basic Grey, Provo Craft
Stamps: Dancing Willow from Whiff of Joy, Textstamp from Kort&Godt
Rhinestones from Panduro
Spellbinders Scalloped circles large and Butterflies two
InkPads: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk Mustard Seed

lørdag 8. januar 2011

Pink Birthdaycard

Just a while ago Hedda left for another birthday, bringing this card :)
All of the card is in pinkish tones - yes, for a girl.

To make the card I followed Bevs sketch at Wild Orchid Challenge
At Anonyme Scrappere the challenge this week is "Bursdag" (Birthday), so I'll send my card to them as well :)
Sukkersøtts challenge is "Ditt fineste bursdagskort", I hope it won't be my prettiest birthdaycard ever, but so far this year I think it is, so I'll play along there too.

Yet again, an easelcard - I like to make them, but maybe I should try something different - later some time...
I used the same papers and flowers both inside and outside of the card. Inside I used two butterflies as well.
A close-up of the image, Madelynn from The Greeting Farm, coloured with ProMarkers in most of the light pink colours I own I think :)

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP from Cloud9Design, Basic Grey, and 2 leftover paperpieces
Stamps: Image: Madelynn from The Greeting Farm, Text from Kort&Godt
Flowers: Prima
Spellbinders Labels Four and Butterflies Two
Martha Stewart Edge puncher
Ink Pads: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk Worn Lipstick

torsdag 6. januar 2011

Another blue birthdaycard

I have a few cards and other things to show you, so here is another birthdaycard from me today.
A CAS style at this card - not a style I work with often...

The card is made after the sketch challenge 52 at Sketch & Stash Callenge Blog
Again I've chosen to use blue colours for a boys card.
I really like the stamp "Cool Oakley" from Whiff of Joy, maybe not so cute as Magnolias Edwinstamps, but perhaps better to use when the boys are growing older

In the picture below, the card (again an easelcard) is opened.

Material list
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: BoBunny
Stamps: Whiff of Joy "Cool Oakley", textstamp "Gratulerer med dagen" from Kort&Godt
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Ribbon with "Happy birthday"text
Ink Pads: DistressInk Broken China, Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine OnyxBlack

Blue birthdaycard

Hi, and happy new year to all my blogfriends. I've had a wonderful christmastime. Although I haven't been blogging for a while, it doesn't meen I haven't seen what other cardmakers and scrappers have been up to...
I have made some cards and stuff during christmas, but most of the time I've spent with the kids :)
In january there's a lot of birthdays among my childrens friends, so now I'm back and busy...

This first card of the year is a birthdaycard for a boy - difficult, difficult...
I found it safest to use most blue colours, and a little black and white.
I think this Edwin-stamp is so cuuute, he is one of my absolute favourites.
I made the card as an easelcard, and below you can see how it looks when it's opened
This card also goes for the challenges at:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers "Blues Challenge"
Just Magnolia week 87 "Anything goes"

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: My Minds Eye (2), Rusty Pickles (1), Prima (1)
Textstamp: 1 Kort&Godt, 1 that I've forgotten where came from
1 of Magnolias lovely Edwinstamps
Spellbinders Labels Four
Ribbon: Scrappers Choice
Ink pads:DistressInk Broken China, Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine OnyxBlack
3D-foampads and -tape