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mandag 29. april 2013

Tesa-folding with Kenny K-image

I've had huge troubles both with the blog and the pc the last days. Posting pictures was a real pain! At last I managed through the good old internet explorer, but it took its time...
I realized I had far too few confirmationcards for girls, so now I've started on the girly cards, and this is one of them.
Not traditional girly colours, but I think it works quite well. These DPs from Papirdesign are girly enough - even in blue :)
I used the "TESA-folding" to make it, a fun and decorative foldingtechnique, I think.

The folding makes a pocket on the back of the card, perfect for a tag with a little greeting on:
I'll send the card to these challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew  #141 - Tic Tac Toe (Swirls, Digi Image, Ribbon, Die Cuts/ Flowers, Lots of KLayers, Swirls, Glitter)
Totally Gorjuss #181 - Ribbons and Pearls
Simon Says Stamp! - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Fabulous Folds
Creative Inspirations #211 - Ribbons & Pearls
TTCRD - Anything Goes
NSHK #72 - Festlige begivenheter
Crafty Boots - Use a stamped character

April Showers or May Flowers/ Vintage at Fashionista Challenge

Hi again. I said I'd be back :)
The Fashionista Challenge is also out with a new challenge today.
Our theme is
April Showers or May Flowers/ Vintage/ Shabby
A bit of a choise for you :)
I chose the May Flower-part, in a vintage style - at least that's what I tried to make out of it...
I used papers from a paperpad that came with a magazine a long time ago. Finally I found the right card to use it on.
I coloured the Magnoliaimage with Pro- and FlexMarkers.
Paperedges are inked With DistressInk WalnutStain.
All flowers have got a touch of glitter.

The inside, made very simple. I just inked the paperedges and stamped a greeting.
I think the papers make enough decor on their own...

On the back I used one of the papers from the frontside, and made a "postcard"-decor to put on:

I hope many, many of you will join us for this challenge.
Visit Fashionista Challenge, see what the rest of the girls have made, make your card and join the challenge
See you there

Vintage or Nostalgic at Ooh La La

Good morning fellow crafters.
This Monday we have a new challenge for you over at Ooh La La Challenge Blog.
The theme for the next fortnight is Vintage/ Nostalgic.
How fun is that!
I must admit I had a bit of a block making my DT-sample for this challenge.
Or maybe it's wrong to call it a block, it was more like "I don't know what to make or what to use" - there are for sure a lot to choose between on my OLL-CDs...
Then a friend came and wanted me to make a bookcard for a wedding she was invited to, and everything fell in place. I knew exactly how to make it; what image and wich papers to use. Even what to use for decorating it!
An here it is!
Here comes a few pictures showing the inside, the inlaycard and the back of the book:

I hope you've found a little inspiration here for your vintage/ nostalgic-project. For more inspiration, hop over to the Ooh La La Challenge Blog to see what lovely creations the rest of the DT have made.

I'll enter my weddingbookcard into
NSHK's challenge #72 - Festlige Begivenheter

Have a wonderful day, everyone.
 I'll be back in a little while :)


tirsdag 23. april 2013

Magic Card for Confirmation

I have made a confirmationcard again.
For this card I used DPs  from Papirdesign and stamps from Kort&Godt.
I didn't have any MC-charms to match the paper, so I had to use a little scooter. I coloured it black with AlcoholInk - I think that black matched better than silver...
Inside I used Spellbinders-dies, both for the greetingpanel and for the little pocket.
The punched borders are made with the borderpunch from Martha Stewarts Cherish PATP-set
All edges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

The back is easy decorated with DPs:
I'll join these challenges with my confirmationcard:
Scrap'a'Long #26 - Konfirmasjon
Cards For Men #8 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges #172 - Life's Special Occasions
NSHK #72 - Festlige Begivenheter
Everybody Art #233 - Zweifarbig
Speedy Fox & Friends #156 - Punched Borders
TTCRD - Anything Goes


mandag 22. april 2013

Voting Week at Fashionista Challenge

Today the votingweek starts at Fashionista Challenge.
All you have to do is visit the Fashionista Challenge blog, vote for your favourite, and leave a comment
- and you can be the lucky winner of 2 digis from our newest sponsor

mandag 15. april 2013

Easelcards at OLLCB

Monday morning and a new challenge at Ooh La La Challenge Blog.
Today we give you the theme "Easel Cards" - is that easy, or what?
I have made a christmascard for this challenge, but you can make just the card you want to, as long as it's an easelcard. You can use which papers and stamps you like too!
I've used OLL-papers, from the Yuletide Wishes CD.
 The pyramid decoupage toppers are so fun to make, and give a really cute effect.
I put on a little glitter to the star, tied a ribbon on to it and fastened a heartshaped brad to the corner where the ribbon hide the heart on the frame.

 I decorated all insidefolds (the backside too, actually), with the same papers as on the outside.
The stamped greetings are from Kort&Godt. One of the panels are left blank, for personal greetings.
I used 3D-foamtape underneath the biggest greetingpanel, and put on some goldcoloured halfbeads to make the card stand up when opened.
I hope many, many of you will join us for this challenge. 
Visit Ooh La La Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made, and see how to join in :)

lørdag 13. april 2013

Matchboxholder with MiniMagnolia

 Some time ago I came to remember a thing my grandmother had on her kitchenwall - a holder for matchboxes. Hers were made out of wood, but I thought it might be made out of cardstock and papers as well. SO - I found my ruler, pencil and eraser, and started drawing, measuring, cutting, folding and trying - and found a way to make a Matchboxholder :)
This is how the second turned out. 
On the first I didn't make the halfcircleshaped slits in the sides to get a better grip on the matchbox to get it out. I didn't think of those until my boyfriend (without nails ;) ) came and suggested it...
The holder has room for 4 matchboxes (all boxes have DP on top), 
and with such a tiny little decorating area I had to use one of my MiniMagnolias
(sadly forgotten stamps, think I have to put them somewhere visible, to remember to use them more...)
Before I give it away, I'll try my luck in these challenges:
Tilda's Town #48 - Flowers Everywhere
Papirdokkene - Alt er lov
Party Time Tuesdays #115 - Anything But A Card
NSHK #71 - Bruk utstansere (Punches/ Dies)
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #142 - Fancy Folds


fredag 12. april 2013

Birthdaycard in yellow and green

Hi fellow crafters.
Tonight I have a brand new birthdaycard to show you. One of the cards and project I've been working on the last week.
I dusted off the sewing machine, and sew all panels together. I placed the laces and swirls (die from My Favourite Things) as I sew the panels. Then I attached the sentiment (die from Spellbinders and textstamp from Kort&Godt). The bow with the charms on is tied to the sentimenttag. The flowers, pearls and rhinestones were placed last.Of course I have glittered the flowers...
Around the image (Magnolia) I used different postalstamps (Kort&Godt and Kaisercraft).
The image is coloured with DistressMarkers and -reinkers.
All paperedges, both DPs and Cardstock are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
I really don't remember where the papers from, but I think the colours fitted so nicely to the image, and I liked all the flowers and butterflies in them.

Here's the inside of the card. This is an insidelayout I like really well, nice, clean and simple, yet decorative.
I used MarthaStewarts Vintage Floral PATP-set to punch out the greetingpanels.

I'll enter the card into these challenges:
Sketchy Colors #158 - Sketch
MDUC #191 - Tic Tac Toe (Lace/ 3 or more layers/ Finished inside)
Totally Tilda #69 - Bingo Grid (Ribbon/ Pearls and or Gems/ Machine Stitching)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Glitter/ Punches/ Lace, Blooms/ Ribbons/ Gems)
One Stop Craft #223 - Birthdays
Tilda's Town #48 - Flowers Everywhere


Bye for now, I'll soon be back to show new projects

lørdag 6. april 2013

Magic Wallet Birthdaycard

Having a real slow Saturday, I found time to post another "card" I made recently :)
This is a mechanism I've been thinking of for a long, long time. My daughter bought such a wallet a couple of years back, and ever since I've had it in the back of my mind. Some days ago she was invited to a birthday and I decided to figure out how to make a "Magic Wallet Card".
It took some time to find how to put the ribbons - but I made it - and I'm proud of it!
The wallet needs some folding to work, so I couldn't put on too much stash, just the image (WOJ), two tags (Magnolia doohickeys), a little bow with a charm attached and some halfpearls.
The image is coloured with Distress reinkers.

When closing and opening  the wallet the card and money swap places - cool, or what!

The back of the wallet:

I'll put the Magic Wallet into these challenges:
Totally Papercrafts #161 - Birthdaygirl in Pink
Dutch Dare #211 - Birthday Fun
Simon Says Stamp! - Happy Birthday
Stampavie and More #190 - Pretty In Pink
2 Sisters #138 - Anything Goes


Confirmationcard with Tie

Woke up to a wonderful morning at Røst. 
The sun is shining, almost no wind, a bit too much snow that I like in April, but hopefully it'll disappear soon - very soon :)
I have a new card to show today. A boys card again, and again a boys confirmationcard.
I made it as a Magic Card, with DPs from Papirdesign. The image is from Whiff of Joy, coloured with Distress reinkers. I inked the edges around the image with DistressInk WalnutStain, the paperedges with DI BlackSoot. I used Martha Stewarts Heart Chain punch on the cardstockedges, and on the DP I put on the front as deco. The blue dotty ribbon is only fastened underneath the papers, so I could use a tie as decoration on the card - I thought that would be cute with this image...

The back of the card:

I'll enter these challenges:
Panduro Hobby - Konfirmation
Scrap'a'Long #26 - Konfirmasjon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats #177 - Anything Goes


fredag 5. april 2013

Tilda with big icecream Birthdaycard

I have made a girly birthdaycard with Magnolias beautiful image "Tilda with big icecream". It's one of my latest favourites, and I really loved colouring this one. I've used Distress reinkers and -markers colouring.
I also used (a lot of) DistressInk on the paperedges - I love the aged look it makes.
I've used lots of dies on this card. The image is stamped on aquarellepaper cut with a Spellbindersdies. I used two Magnolia Doohickey-dies. The swirl is My Favourite Things and the key (in the corner) is Marianne Design.
The greeting is made with tiny stickers.
In the flowerarrangement I've used flowers, a feather, leaves, swirls, lace and pearlstrings. On and around the flowers and the image I put on lots of Liquid Pearls.
To the top tag I tied a ribbonbow with an icecreamcharm attached.
I'll put my birthdaycard into these challenges:
Marvelous Magnolia #21 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays #114 -  Ribbons and Blooms
 Dream Valley #53 - Pearls and Lace
Sweet Stampin' - Oh So Girly
A Gem Of A Challenge #73 - Make it Cute
Deep Ocean #48 - Photo Inspiration
Magnolia Mania - Happy Birthday Magnolia Mania!


tirsdag 2. april 2013

Iceskating Tilda

 Last week I won over at Christmas Challenges (with sketches), and that really gave me the spirit to make more christmascards.
This card started out with their new sketch, but before I had finished it, the challenged had closed, and I couldn't see much of the sketch in the card - I got a little carried away in laces and ribbons, cheesecloth, dies and punches, DistressInk and snowpaint and flowers, swirls, glitter and pearls...
That's what it's like surfing around in blogland; I found inspiration in many, many blogs. Stole one idea here and another one there, and in the end  I had so many things I wanted to do, so much stash I wanted to use...
Dps are from MajaDesign and BoBunny.
The Iceskating Tilda is coloured with Distress reinkers. And Glitter.
The paperpanels are sewn together.
I'll enter the card into these challenges:
Tilda's Town #46 - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss #177 - Something Blue
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace
Dream Valley #53 - Pearls and Lace
NSHK #71 - Bruk utstansere (punch/ dies)
Papirdokkene #46 - Alt er lov
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thanks a lot to all DTs for sooo much inspiration!


mandag 1. april 2013

Mothers Day Theme at Fashionista Challenge

Today the April-challenge starts at Fashionista Challenge.
Theme is Mothers Day, and our sponsor this month is
A Day For Daisies
I was lucky enough to get one of their digis to work with for this challenge.
My choise fell on this image called "Tender Thoughts". Isn't it just adorable!
I do not know anyone who dislikes winter and snow more than my mother does, so I had to make the card more summerlike. The image has butterflies in it, so I found it suitable to use butterflies to decorate around it too. The butterflies are made with Cheery Lynn dies. Of course I had to "paint" them with glitter :)
I also put on a butterflycharm.
The image is coloured with Distress reinkers.

Now - go to
Fashionista Challenge
to check out what the rest of the girls have made.
I hope you'll join in on our challenge.

And remember; you can give  a little attention to your mother even if it isn't Mothers Day ;)

So Long


Orange & Green at OLLCB

Good morning all crafters.
First of all a huge congrats to the winner and Top 3 of our last challenge It's a Man Thing! I loved visiting all, and boy (!) did I get inspiration to make my own male cards. I've saved lots of ideas in my "Ideafolder".
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Ooh La La Challenge Blog.
The theme for the next fortnight is Orange and Green.
Easy, or what? I have to admit I did struggle a bit with this one. In my mind Orange & Green were bright, bold colours. So out of my comfortzone as colours can be - DON't misunderstand me; seeing cards in those colours that others have made I'm almost stunned how cool and bold it looks. I just can't manage it myself. Then I sat down, looking through my Ooh La La CDs, and realized that there are different shades of Orange & Green! Strange how an idea can get stuck in ones head....
Well - I found this beautiful image and backingpapers on the Yesterday's Memories CD.
All in lovely, soft orangetones. All I had to find was green cardstock and embellishments in shades that suited the papers.
All that stuff a scrapper can save over the years! Of course I found lots and lots of green stuff!
I cut the image with a Spellbindersdies. Over the image I melted several layers of UTEE, to give it a sort of glasscover. Then I put it into the fridge for a few minutes. Taking it out of the fridge the "glass" easily breaks into a cracked-glass-effect.

Folding the 6"x12" cardstock into a 4"x6"-size, gives it a insidepocket perfect for a giftcard:
I hope many, many of you will take part in the Orange & Green challenge.
Hop over to Ooh La La Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made out of the theme
- BEAUTIFUL creations!

Get inspired, and join us