Christmas Countdown

mandag 26. november 2012

OLL DT Spots and Dots

 Monday morning - a beautiful, violetcoloured Monday morning outside
And it's time for a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations
The theme for the coming fortnight is "Spots and Dots" - isn't that an easy one to join??
For my card I've used papers and image from the Joyeux Noel collection. Aren't they pretty?!?
The spots on my card is on the embossed panel behind the image and on the ribbon. 
I attached a little charm, saying "God Jul" (Merry christmas) to the bow.
The sentiment on front is from Kreativ Hobby.

Isn't the paper I've used inside just gorgeous - I think it makes it look as if  the greetingpanels kind of floats on top of it:
(The textstamp is from North Star Stamps, and the greetingpanels are diecuts from Kort&Godt)

The backsidepaper has the same image as I used on the frontside

In the OLL shop you'll find all CDs available - in the sidebar you'll also find digital downloads, tutorials, free samples and much more, just go in there and see all the fun stuff.
 And don't forget to join challenge #119 Spots and Dots

søndag 25. november 2012

Kraft, Beige and Gold Christmascard

Good morning everyone :)
Just a quick sunday morning post from me today. 
I've looked through my pictures, and found that I have a some cards and things I haven't posted yet. 
I'll try to get them posted before all challenges ends...

Is this what's called a pocketcard? It's a "tag" inside a pocket, at least.
I've used Cream and Kraft Cardstock. The DPs are from Pion. I think Pions papers are so lovely and delicate, that I try not to cover them with too much embellishments. On this one I've only used some ribbon, a lace, a charm and a pin - and inked the paperedges with DistressInk WalnutStain.
The textstamps are from Papirdesign and Kort&Godt.
On top of both the tag and the pocket I used Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Edge Punch.

Here's a few more pictures, to show the different sides of the "tag" and "pocket":

Here's the challengeblogs that inspired me to make this card:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a Bow on it!
Kort o Mania - Jul
Everybody Art - Angels
Paper Pretties - Clean And Simple (CAS)
Crafty Creations - Christmas is Coming
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papirdokkene - Jul i November (Christmas in November)
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Is Around The Corner
Card And Scrap - Lav Noget Med Jul (Make something With Christmas)
Hooked On Crafts - Christmas No Red/ Green!
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes


onsdag 21. november 2012

November Christmascards

Hello everyone. Finally I found time to finish the blogpost with my November Christmascards -
I've had them finished for some days now, but haven't found the time to post them to the blog.
The challenge at Hjertebodens Juleblogg this month was simple enough "Hjerteboden". Most of the things used on the cards are bought at Hjerteboden. I'm sure I wasn't the only one using this challenge as an excuse for buying some new stuff from them - lol...
The papers on all three cards are from Maja Designs collections "Julen är Här" and "Vintage Winter".

On my first card I used the image Tilda with little Rudolph, from "A christmas story collection 2012".
 On this card I used DistressMarkers and -refills for colouring.
I've used dies from Spellbinders, Marianne Design and Magnolia.
On one of the paperedges I used the Vintage Floral punch from Martha Stewart.
The texts on this card I think were from Kort&Godt.
And of course I inked all paperedges with DistressInk WalnutStain (I really do not like it when the white core of the papers shows at the edges...)

This first card will be entered into the challenges at:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - "Hjerteboden"
Magnolia Mania - "Tilda with an animal"
Tildas Town - "Anything Goes"

My second Novembercard is an easelcard.
On this I used the new "Nativity Collection 2012", from Magnolia.
Aren't they just Adooorable?!!?
It wasn't easy choosing which one to buy from the collection, as I wanted them all, but somehow I managed to narrow my "needs" down to these six images...
Inside this card I used a BIG textstamp I've had for years. The text is the Christmas Story (Juleevangeliet), but since it is so huge I find it quite difficult to use. This is actually the first time I've found use for it in a card. I think it worked perfect as background for the writingpanel, on a card with this theme.
Images and background are coloured with DistressMarkers and -refills. On the halos and the angelwings I put on some glitterstickles - the tiny tips on these bottles worked perfect on the halos :)
On this card I used dies from Spellbinders (inside) and Magnolia (the tag tucked under the backgroundimage)
Here's the card opened:
This card will go for the challenges at:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - "Hjerteboden"
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Kort o Mania - Jul (Christmas)
Just keep on creating - Christmas is around the corner

My third card is in bluetones, The image  is Jingle Jangle Tilda, from "A christmas story collection 2012). This image is coloured with ProMarkers.
I've used dies from Spellbinders (inside) and Magnolia (the tags on the front). I also used the Lace Heart Edge punch from Martha Stewart.
For decorations I used ribbons, lace, cheesecloth, a white "swirlstringthing" and some white berries. Oh, and two golden bells - I think they fitted the image so well :)

Here's the inside, with a text from North Star Stamps:
I'll send this card to the following challenges:
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - Hjerteboden
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas No Red/ Green
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Papirdokkene - Jul i november (Christmas in November)

mandag 12. november 2012

OLL #118 Someone Special

A huge congratulation to the winner and Top 3 of the last challenge over at  Ooh La La Creations. You gave me a really hard time choosing only 3! Can't remember last time ever I've rolled up and down pages and clicked through blogs that much - it took me quite some time, but I managed to pick only 3
And: Today we have a new challenge over at Ooh La La Creations.
The theme for the next fortnight is "Someone Special"
I hope many of you will join us for that challenge.
Yesterday we celebrated Fathers Day in Norway, so for the "Someone Special"-challenge I made a card for my father.
This card has two pockets, one for a greetingtag and one for the Bingocards I gave him.
As many cardmakers I find it rather difficult to make masculine cards, but these papers made it quite easy :)
The papers I've used are from the Everyday Occasions CD.
Other things I used are: ribbon, lace, a charm, halfpearls, Martha Stewart punch (Cherish), a cornerrounderpunch and DistressInk WalnutStain (on ALL paperedges)

 Here I've put the Bingocards inside:
I'm sure you have someone special who deserves a card or another creation, come share it with us at 
Ooh La La Creations
You have all the time untill sunday 25.11.

See you :)

onsdag 7. november 2012

Christmas Gifttag

Good morning to you all :)
Today I have just a little thing to show you (Though it was quite some work for such a little thing - I like that - lol)
It's a little gifttag for a christmaspresent.
First I accordionfolded a strip of christmaspaper and glued the shortedges togeter to make it round. Then I made a little shakerbox with a christmassentiment inside (Sentiment from Kreativ Hobby).
I put the shakerbox on top of the flattened accordioncircle, with a tag (Magnolia DooHickey) and some snowflakes ( die from Magnolia and punch from Tonic) in between.
Then I used one of the suupercuuute mini Bildmålarna-images, sitting on a christmasticket (also a stamp from Kreativ Hobby). The image is coloured with DistressMarkers and -reinkers.
All paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain, and all snowflakes have been glittered (GlitterStickles StarDust).
On the back I just stamped "Til" and "Fra" (To and From) with a stamp from a Papirdesign Stampset.
Then I tied a little ribbon to the tag - finished :)
(All papers are from the leftoverbox  -it feels so good to use a little of it from time to time...) 
Now I'll send my card to these challenges, cross my finger, have a coffee and get ready for work...:
Crafty Boots - Tag or Invitation
Kaboodle Doodles #144 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Pad #195 - Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts #26 - Christmas No Red/ Green!
Stampin' for the Weekend #20 - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Is Around The Corner
CSAYL #35 - Anything Goes

Wish you all a Wonderful Wednesday


tirsdag 6. november 2012

Christmas decoration

 Today I'll show you a little christmasproject I've been working on the last evenings. 
It's a little mobile, with four Magnoliafigures. 
As I haven't seen this kind of projects anywhere, I think it's a creation of my own mind, and am rather pleased with that - lol (please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...)
The images are from different christmascollections, but I think they fit well together though (that's one of the reasons I really like Magnolia-stamps).
I've coloured with DistressMarkers and reinkers.
I've used dies from Marianne Design, Nellie's Multi Frame's and Magnolia. 
I also used different punches to make the snowflakes.
You'll also see different ribbons, laces, pearls, halfbeads, bells and cheesecloth.
All clothes have got a little touch of glitter on the "fur"-details.
On the backside of the images (backside of the diecut papers the images are attached to) I stamped little christmasgreetings (from Ladybug and Friends and Kort & Godt)
I found it rather difficult to take pictures of it, as it was slowly spinning around (a mobile is supposed to do that, I know, I know...), the light wasn't any help either. So, I took some pictures with different backgrounds, and these four are the ones that I found best...

I'll send my Christmas-Mobile to the following challenges, hope they'll like it:
MDUC #171 - Christmas Ornament
Magnolia Mania #59 - Motiv 3D
Tilda's Town #25 - Winter Weather
Marvelous Magnolia #1 - Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias #35 - Anything Goes

Hopefully I haven't broken any challengerules, if I have it is not intentionally.
As always I love your visits on my little space on the web.
Thanks a lot 

lørdag 3. november 2012

Christmas in Kraft, Green, Brown and White

 This is one of the christmascards and -projects I've been working on the last week. 
The sketch for this card is from Sketchy Colers latest challenge. 
Seeing the sketch I knew I wanted to use it to make a card with some extra folds, for extra greetings :)
To open the card you have to untie the white ribbon, then it's just to start to open up and read (pictures below). The bottomflap has a magnetclosing too.
 I've used papers from Papirdesign and 3ndy Papir. The basecard and greetingpanels are Kraftcardstock.
All edges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
The image is one of the new Magnolias I got for my birthday (I love Hjertebodens wishlist-function :D)
Tripping Tilda here is coloured with Pro- and FlexMarkers.
Behind Tilda I tucked in some cheesecloth.
The doily behind Tilda is made with a Nellie's Multiframes-die.
The Pearlstrings, swirls and poinsettia in the corner are all from Kort & Godt.
On the "bottom"fold I used Martha Stewarts Eyelet Lace punch (from a PATP-set).
The greetingpanels are made with a big scalloped punch fromMarvy Uchida.

The next two pictures show the card opened:

I'll send this card to these challenges:
Sketchy Colors #137 - Sketch
Midweek Magnolias #35 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolias #1 - Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Something Hidden (hidden greetingpanel behind the image)
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas Is Around The Corner
Stampin' For The Weekend #20 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #161 - Know When To Fold 'Em
Through The CraftRoomdoor #42 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #92 - Anything Goes
NSHK #64 - Mer enn to bretter (More than two folds)
The Crafty Pad #194 - Christmas Is Coming
Card and Scrap #42 - Lav Et Julekort (Make a Christmascard)
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #97 - At least three different patterned papers

Thanks a lot for spending a little time with me, I appreciate it a lot :)