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lørdag 30. april 2011

Another confirmationcard

Here is another confirmationcard for a boy that I've made.
I find it a bit hard to make these boyscards, as I don't want them to be "too cute" or decorated, but still have some solemness...
I made the card after Whiff of Joys latest sketch. The stampimage is "Cool Oakley", also from Whiff of Joy.
I've used doublesided tape and glued a 6"X12" Bazzill cardstock down to 6"X6", so as it is shown here is the only way to open the card :)
Under the "tab" I've made a pocket where I can put some money.
The tab has a hidden magnet, that holds it closed.

These are the challenges I'll play along with this card_
Whiff of Joy - Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Craft -One for the boys
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
also has a Bloghop going, and I really look forward hop around :D

Size: 6X6"
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Papirdesign "Konfirmant Gutt" and "Nesten Voksen", MOD
Stamps: Image "Cool Oakley from Whiff of Joy, Text Storyteller
Spellbinders Fancy Tag
Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD 007)
Martha Stewart Butterflypunch
Sewing Machine

torsdag 28. april 2011

Trying shabby chic

I read an article in Anonyme Scrappere about Shabby Chic, and decided to try out this style - and this is how it turned out. Maybe a bit darker than I planned for it to be, but all in all I'm rather satisfied :)
Tilda has got paperpieced clothes and boots - I haven't tried that before either, but it was great fun! Took some time, but great fun...

This is the inside of the card, it was completely impossible to get the picture right in here!
WHY is it that it happens!!!
I used the same sketch (Just Mgnolia #103), as on the front of the card, but it shows better here.

I'd like to play along in these challenges with this card:
Anonyme Scrappere - Shabby Chic
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
Totally Tilda Challenge #21 - Paper Piecing
Saturday Challenge - Pink, Cream and Brown
Just Magnolia #103 - Sketch


After posting this I'll try to get back to my desk to make another card in this style - not so brightcoloured as this one...
I'll keep on trying :)

tirsdag 26. april 2011

Confirmationcard for a boy

Since i saw the tutorial for the "Magic Card" at StampARTic I've wanted to try to make it, and this is how my magic card turned out.
I thought it would be perfect for a confirmationcard. I have several confirmationcards for boys to make this year, and only 1 for a girl (and that one is already finished!)
I've used the colours from Sketchy Colors colorcombochallenge this week - blue, beige and white; perfect colours for a boys card, I think :)
As it is a confirmationcard I'll enter the challenges at Nordsalten-hobbyklubb "Konfirmasjon" and at Scrap'a'Long Utfordringsblogg "Lag noe til konfirmanten" (Make something for the confirmand).
I'll also put the card into the challenge at Delicious Doodles Challenges "Anything Goes".

This is the inside of the card, with a sentiment, a writing plate and a ribbon to tie around a moneygift :)

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Panduro
Stamps: Image Whiff of Joy, Text Storyteller
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Colorcox fluid Chalk, CreamyBrown and ChestnutRoan
Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD007), Spellbinders Classic Ovals (LG), Docrafts Xcut borderpunch
Tim Holtz AdageTickets
Glimmermist CaramelApple and Bubbles
GlimmerGlam Glitterpaint (Tattered Angels)


For easter I made this, rather small, easter-egg.
The egg is painted, then I put on a rosedecorated tissue and coated it with several layers of decoupageglue. After it had dried I decorated it with (a lots of) pearls, feathers, roses, leaves, pearlstrings and beads. The vintagepinkcloloured roses are painted with several layers of GlimmerGlam Glitterpaint, in the colour "chandelier" - a colour that gives almost the glittereffect only.

Before I put this egg away, among the other easterdecorations, I'll send it to the challenges at:

Sukkersøtt #121 - Egg
Vintage Udfordring - Lave et påskeprojekt

...and hope that they'll like my easteregg...

søndag 24. april 2011

Nuances in white

Starting on this card in white on white, I realized that white isn't just one colour, there are numerous nuances of white. And I realized that Letraset Cartridge papers aren't white-white, like Daler-Rowneys are, they're more yellowish-white. And, as I sat there with lots of white papers around I saw - all these white colours are pretty together, I can use the different shades of white in a card!
So that's what I did - and cutted, embossed, sewed and stamped :)
I hope Passion for ProMarkers will accept it for their "white-on-white" challenge...
Inside the card I used a textstamp from Storyteller, stamped onto panels made with Martha Stewart Punch around the Page, the right side is for writing more personal greetings :)
A close-up of the stampimage, from Sarah Kay. The choirboy closest is stamped and coloured twice, then cut out and attached to the first image with 3D-foampads.
The text is from Ladybug and Friends.

I'll enter this christmascard into these challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - White on White (though it's different shades of white...)
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes (Of course I've used my ProMarkers)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Emboss It (the panel behind the stampimage is embossed)
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers ( I have up to 7 layers in places on this card)
Let's Ink It Up - Stitching (I've sewn around the panels and paperdoilyheart on the frontside)

fredag 22. april 2011

Green and yellow springcard

I loved to work with Sketchy Colors sketch this week. After moving around the bits and pieces, I ended up with this card - in green and yellow, two springlike colours :)
I've never used these two colours much, but recently I have come to like them more and more. The DPs are from Making Memories.
The image (on a Nellie'sMultiFrame's diecut) is from Sarah Kay, coloured with my highly beloved ProMarkers. I Love ProMarkers challenge this week is "Anything goes", so I'll enter their challenge too :)
On all edges I've used DistressInk OldPaper.
Around the image I've used ColorboxFluidChalk Olive.
The textstamp "Best wishes" is from a Bentley Bear freegift set that came with a mag. It's really nice to find those small sayings when you need just a few words.
Inside the card I've used the same papers. The greetingplates are made with Spellbinders Label Fours, in two of the corners I've stamped swirls from Inkadinkado Clearstamps (9877).
The butterflies are made with Martha Stewart Butterflypunch and Spellbinders Butterflies Two.
I've also put some beads in two of the corners, both in front and on the inside :)

torsdag 21. april 2011

Desktopbox with Roses

I've made a desktopbox for Anonyme Scrapperes challenge #20, which sound "Roser" (Roses).

No, it's not my idea, of course it's something I've seen in someone else's blog...

I had, originally, planned to use lots and lots of roses on it, but when I had finished the making and sat down to decorate it, I realized that if I should be able to use it, it would be better to keep the decorations at a minimum. And I already keep it at my worktable, storing my stamped images before I colour them :)
I also plan to make another one, to keep at the computertable, storing small notebook, sticks, and all those small things floating around there...


Cardstock: Bazzill
Designpapers: Panduro
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk WalnutStain
Textstamp: Storyteller
Ribbons, Eyelets, Roses

tirsdag 19. april 2011

A yellow cheer-up-springcard

I've tried to make a kind of cheer-up springtimecard.
I used a lot of yellowcolour on the card, as I think it is such a bright, good-feeling colour :D
And can you see how happy Dexter is, jumping up and down in a puddle, with a frog.
Disliking rainy days is maybe a grownup thing...
The quote "Det er etter regn at fuglene synger" (Birds are singing after rain) is from Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons "En fallitt", and I think it gives a hope that everything will be better.
The stampimage is "Dexter in a puddle" from Motivet. I've coloured it with ProMarkers. Inspired by Papirdokkenes challengepicture I coloured Dexters boots red, and then glossed them with Glossyaccents - I'm not sure it'll show much in the picture, but in real it shows very well, a nice touch, I think ...
The redcoloured bow and the red stitching on the buttons are also an inspiration from that challenge :)
All frontside panels are sewn along the edges - the top layer was kind of hard for the needle to go through, but I made it... :)
While making this card I got a new borderpunch (Docrafts Xcut), and I had to use it right away - I already feel I'll be using it a lot :)
For inside panels I've used Spellbinders Labels Four.
The textstamp inside is from Inkadinkadoo (clearstamps 98842).
The card is made after I love ProMarkers last challengesketch, but unfortunately I didn't make it on time for that challenge -

...I'll enter my (very yellow) card into these challenges:

Papirdokkene # 1 - Photoinspiration
Cute Card Thursday - Weather Inspired
Totally Papercrafts - Springtime
The Secret Crafter - Stitching
Stampchallenges - April showers
Cardmaking Mamas - Spring colors
Lets Ink It Up - Stitching
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Lots of Layers

Sanders Eastercard

I have to show you the card that Sander, my son (11) made the other day - isn't it cute - I certainly think he's done a great job with this one.

It's not often he takes the time to sit down making something (he is more of an outdoor-/ footballboy :) ) But when I asked him if he wanted to join me making an eastercard he said "yes" right away - if I'd make him a chickenimage. I did, but I also encouraged him to make one himself too. I showed him how to cut cardstock and papers, and how to use the puncher. Then he started the cardmaking, and this is how it turned out - I'm so proud of him :D !
I asked him if I could put his card in my blog, and he agreed with that, but I also had to put it in a challenge ( he likes competitions :) )
I found these challenges for his eastercard:

Stampin' for the weekend - Easter
ABC DT Challenge - Easter Card
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog - It's easter time

If I have understood him right, I think this card is for Grandma and Grandpa :)

Easter Egg

I have also made an easteregg - and it was fun! :)
I painted the egg white, then covered it with a cute, pink napkin from Kremmerhuset.
After drying I decorated the egg with laces, flowers (from Prima), pearlstrings and glitter (of course).
Underneath the egg I glued four beads to make it stand better.
In spite of the lousy pictures , I'll send the egg to the challenges at:

Vintage Udfordring - Lave et påskeprojekt
Scrapperiket - Emballasje
Our Creative Corner - A 3-D Easter Project
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter
Creative Inspirations - Easter!

I hope you like my easter egg :)
Now its time for me to go back to make the picture puzzle (rebus) for the childrens egghunt :)

søndag 17. april 2011


I won this stampimage from Sweet Pea Stamp (together with another stamp from SweetPea, one Tim Holtz Adage Ticketbook and a lot of flowers) from Thats just so cutes "Påskeextra nr 1". I immidiately knew that I wanted to use it for a confirmation card. The stampimage is coloured with ProMarkers - I used a lot of Blender to blend the colours together and also to give the colours a transparent look in some places. I used Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD 007) for the diecut shape the image is stamped on. The butterflies and all the flowers are painted with Glimmerglam "Chandelier" (I've come to love that medium:)
The flowers, from Prima, are put together using brads.
The sketch I used for this card is from Sketch n Stash - a little challenge in itself to fit this sketch into a crisscrosscard :s
Here's a closer look at the image - I've given the fairy violet stripes in her hair - all in all the card is in most violet tones, with just a few hints of yellow and pink. The Designpapers are from Papirdesign, I really love their designs!
This picture shows the inside of the card, with a short poem and more butterflies, made with my (new) Martha Stewart punch.

So; this card will go to these challenges:
Sketch N Stash #59 - Sketch
Scrap'a'long - Konfirmant
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #28 - Konfirmasjon

My third christmascard in April

This is the third christmascard I've made this month - and with still some aprildays left I might make even more...
Also this is red and white. The image used here is from Motivet. I think this little boy is so cute - not able to sleep the night before christmas, leaving his bed going into the livingroom to check the stockings, and does he come at the right moment! Santa's coming down the chimney! (Of course he's coming down - the stockings aren't filled yet!) Aren't there many of us that have dreamt of being in such a scene...

The image is coloured with ProMarkers.
Textstamps are from Ladybug and Friends and Storyteller.
I've used dies from Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD007), and Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large and Contemporary Hearts.
As always (almost always) the cardstock used is Bazzill.
The DPs are mainly from my christmasscrapsbasket :)
I've also used lace and brads on the card.

Now I've put the card in a cellophaneenvelope and sealed it - and cleaned the glitter out of my room - one of the papers spread glitter everywhere!

Apart from being my third christmascard for Hjertebodens Juleblogg, I'll also enter these challenges:

Bah! Humbug! - Christmas stockings
Alphabet Challenge Blog - X for Xmas
ChristmasCardChallenges - Anything goes

onsdag 13. april 2011

My first two Christmascards in April

I'm still in the mood for christmascards. Even though it's just a few days till easter I found inspiration to make my three aprilcards for christmas.
I am a little bit worried that it will be harder to find that inspiration the next 4 -5 months, when spring and summer is upon us - well, time will show - I'm still determined to join Hjertebodens Juleblogg challenge to make three christmascards per month the year throughout :)

I decided that my April christmascards should be most red coloured.
I chose to use images from three different producers, Ladybug and Friends, Magnolia and Motivet ( I'll show that card later). This, I think make the cards both similar and different :)

On the first card I used stampimages on both the out- and inside. Both images are from Ladybug and Friends. This was the first christmascard I made in April. It took me quite some time to finish, and it is pretty heavy as the inside has the same setup as the outside.
On the right inside the image can be opened (and fastened with a magnet), and you'll find place to write a rather long (more personal) greeting (see picture below). The left inside has a stamped greeting.

My second christmascard, coming here, is for a few other challenges, as well:

I think these two stampimages (both from Magnolia) are so cute together, Tilda serving christmascookies - and Edwin that already has started the tasting :)
The chimneytop and the ribbonswirl are also Magnoliaimages. The candycanes are cut out of an old scrappiece of paper, then glazed with Glossyaccents and tied a ribbon (as a bow) around.
I did the same with the candycanes inside the card - I think it fitted perfect with the backgroundpaper.
To put the card together I used this weeks sketch from Just Magnolia.
I'll put this Magnoliaimaged-card into the challenges at:

Just Magnolia week 101 - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club #61 - Create a christmas scene
Magnolia-licious Highlites - April sketch challenge
Bah! Humbug! - Candy Canes

mandag 11. april 2011

Easter candybags

In the weekend I made these two candybags for the easter.
I tried to make them as lika as possible without being the same, as I wanted them to be "a pair".
A closer picture of "the right hand bag" :)
This is, of course then the bag that is supposed to stand an the left hand side - can't you tell by the flowers...

I had so much fun making them, and can hardly wait to fill them with candies :D

With these two I'll enter the challenges at:
Anonyme Scrappere - Påske
Saturday Challenge - Our feathered friends
Trykkpressa April - Fugler

Material list:

Size: Ca 3,5 X 5 inches
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk Walnut Stain
Stamps: Magnolia text "God Påske"
Paper: Papirdesign (PD 11547) "Påskekyllinger", (PD 10605) "Påske"
and Pink Paislee "Honeybee"
Other: Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD 007), flowers, pearlstring, ribbons
Other things: All edges are distressed and inked

Easter Chocolate Egg Box

I have decorated an eastereggbox.
(The chocolateggs are still unopened - fantastic!)
On a short trip to Bodø las week I was at Panduro, and found this beautiful stampimage, begging me to take it home... Isn't she a cutie (or is it a "he"...)
(The week before I was there to, I then went to the Papirdesignshop where I found a lot of goodies, both dies, stamps, flowers, papers - you name it :)

I thought it would be smart to use yellow Bazzill Bling as background taking the photo (it's easter, right!) - I now see it wasn't that smart at all, the colours on the stampimage kind of disappeared...

I've coloured the stampimage with ProMarkers.
All of the flowers were white, the purple are sprayed with Glimmermist "Fully Purple", the yellow are painted with my new glitterwatercolours, then sprayed with Glimmermist "Snowqueen". After drying (boring! Could easily run out of chocolateggs to put inside, while waiting...) I put them together with brads.
I've also used Spellbinders Labels Fifteen (new, bought at Papirdesign :D), and Nellie's MultiFrame's MFD006 (new, that too). The edges on the diecut panels are brushed with DistressInk WalnutStain.

I'll put my easter-chocolategg-box to these challenges:
Anonyme Scrappere - Påske
I Love ProMarkers - Easter
Stampin' for the weekend - Easter
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Hoppy Easter
Phindy's Place Challenge - Eater Time
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes

tirsdag 5. april 2011

Heddas Card

When I made my card for Just Magnolias "Anything Goes with the option of adding buttons"-challenge my daughter Hedda (10) came and also wanted to make a card with Tilda, and with buttons. She has over the years got some hours sitting beside me painting, cutting, punching - doing everything that I do. I think she's become quite good, and does she want any help - no. She wants to try first on her own...
Last sunday she made this easelcard. I'm not quite sure what kind of papers she's used, but I DO recognize the Tildaimage (she likes Tilda and Edwin very much), and I can see that she's been using the spellbinder with different dies and a heartpunch :)
I also think she has been much more creative using the buttons than I was ...
So - after her wish I'll send her card to Just Magnolia, and hope they will let her enter their challenge although she's only 10...

Happy Easter

Just Magnolias challenge this week sounds "Anything Goes" with the option of adding buttons. The option gave me a bit of a headache, 'cause buttons are one of those things I rarely use. I have a big box of buttons, and often look at them and try to use them, but I never seem to find a place for them in my cards and projects...
But when I found Kort o Manias sketch, I also found the perfect use for the buttons :)
I wanted to make an easter/ springcard, and had already found the image and the colours and the papers I wanted to use, so with this sketch everything fell in place.
As you can see I've used my new butterfly punch from Martha Stewart - I simply love her punches and have already planned my next buy :) The butterflies and some of the flowers are painted with"Glimmerglam Glitterpaint", and are so delightfully sparkly - I really like it when it shimmers - LOL
For the sentiment on the outside I chose to write "God Påske" (happy easter) by hand, as I couldn't find any stamps, rubons or letters that fitted the way I wanted them to...

I decided to make the inside with a simple twist of the sketch, and couldn't resist to put a butterfly here as well.

I'll put my card into the challenges at:
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes, with the option of adding buttons
Kort o Mania: Sketch
ABC DT Challenge: Easter Card
Anonyme Scrappere: Påske (easter)
Saturday Challenge: Butterflies
Paper Romance: Gems
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Bling & Sparkles

Materials I used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Papirdesign "Eføy" and "Nostalgi", 3ndypapir "Sweet"
Stamp: Magnolia
Colours: ProMarkers
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, DistressInk WalnutStain
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circle Large
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Tattered Angels Glimmerglam Glitterpaint "chandelier" and "espresso bean"
Glimmermist "snowqueen"

lørdag 2. april 2011

Dissolving Card

I recently discovered a new magazine. Well, not new, but to me it is. It's "Docrafts Creativity!"
In issue 25 they gave a template to a "Dissolving Card". I found that so exciting I just had to try. And did I try! I had to make a few before getting the stamping right, but putting the layers together was quite easy.
(I've even learnt to enlarge by % on the photocopier! :D)
Because the template was rather small (although I enlarged it by 133% - as written in the mag!), I had to find some small stampimages. I found them in my latest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft. As a freegift they gave 11 supercite stamps with bunnies, cats, dogs, flowers and butterflies - just in the perfect size to use here :)
The first picture showed a dog with a bouquet, and after the tab is pulled a bunny with a basket, and the text "For you" shows up - funny - I love it :D
The "dissolving process" - more exciting than pretty...
All of the flowers and the butterfly are painted with Glimmerglam glitterpaint - it doesn't show very well in the picture, but it does shimmer on the card...

I'll enter these three challenges with my card:
Saturday Challenge - Butterflies
Allsorts Challenge - Bloomin' Blossoms
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals

Inside the card. I kept it very simple, with just a writing label and a butterfly.

(I just got the butterflypunch the other day, and it is so pretty, and so easy and so fun to use, so I'm afraid there might be butterflies on most everything from me for some time - though I'll try to control myself...)

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock
DP 3ndy Papir "Sweet" and "Grace"
Flowers Panduro
Butterfly Punch from Martha Stewart
Leafs from Kremmerhuset
Tattered Angels Glimmerglam Glitterpaint "Chandelier"
Stamps Freegift Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine
Tiny Beads

fredag 1. april 2011

Birthdaycard for a grownup

This is a birthdaycard and winetag I made for a 50th birthday.
Not my usual style of cards, as I've used only two colours, and two bold colours! The image is a digistamp from KennyK, and I've coloured it with ProMarkers - even red ProMarkers. I think it is difficult to colour with red ProMarkers (even christmasimages).
It may show better here, both the image, and that I've used corner-, edge- and scalloped circle punches. The big flower on the card is from Prima. The small roses on the tag are some I've had for ages :)
The edges on the panels are all lightly brushed with DistressInk Black Soot.
I've also used a tiny drop of GlossyAccents on the girls mouth ("botoxeffect")

I'll enter these challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - NO KIDS ALLOWED - BIRTHDAY!
The ABC Challenge - R is for Roses
Stamp Something - Digi Day