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torsdag 27. juni 2013

Christmascard in Nontraditional Colours

I have made a christmascard.
 My christmascardbox is slowly filling, but there's still some days to go...
This christmascard is made in a kind of non-traditional chrismascolours. Pink and turquoise are at least not what I think of as christmascolours, but I think it turned out quite well. 
The image is Winter Skate Party from Sherri Baldy. It's coloured with Pro- and FlexMarkers and a little glittersticles on the "fur"details.
 I also put glitter on all the snowflakes.
The snowflakes are made with different dies and punches. I used Martha Stewarts Aspen Snowflake PATP-set on one of the edges on the panels behind the image and on the little greetingpanel/-tag that's tucked under the image. The greeting is a stamp from Kort & Godt.
Around the image I embossed with the chunky embossingenamel I just recently discovered. 
I love the effect of it!
I also love the effect of inked edges, so all paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

I used the same paper on the backside,
and another snowflakedies:

Same papers inside too. The MS punch "Aspen Snowflake" used around the greetingpanels here, as well:

I'll enter the following challenges:
ProMarker Norge - Jul i Juni - Bruk utradisjonelle julefarger
Jingle Belles - We Wish You a Digital Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Dashing Through The Snow
Party Time Tuesdays #126 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #220 - Anything Goes + an option of Ribbons
Crafts and Me #138 - Anything Goes


tirsdag 25. juni 2013

Another Shaped Card

 Thought I'd show you another shaped card I've made.
Our ongoing challenge at My Besties inspired me to make more shaped cards :)
This time it's made as a shakercard. 
The image inside the shakerbox is Sherri Baldys "img 697 May Blossom".
It's coloured with Pro- and FlexMarkers, as usual ;)
The cardshape is made wit Sizzix Frame, Fancy Oval.
The little shakerbox, hanging underneath is made with a dies from the same set.
The greeting inside it is from Papirdesign.
 The next two pictures show the card "folded out".
On the back of the card I attached two oval shaped papers, with stamped greetings on.

This picture shows the card lying flat. 
Here you can see the tiny beads inside the shakerboxes better:

I'll enter my shaped shakercard into these challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays #126 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything But Square
Pause Dream Enjoy #13 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #160 - For The Girls
On Stop Craft #231 - For a Friend
Scrap'a'Long #28 - Perler, Perler og Perler


mandag 24. juni 2013

Welcome Little One at Ooh La La Creations Challenges

I'm back to invite you to the new challenge at
The theme the next fortnight is
Welcome Little One
and we want to see many, many creations for our little ones,
so come join us

The image and papers I have used are actually called "Little Ones", aren't they cute???
I didn't want to cover these cute papers in lots of embellishments and stash, so this time it's a Clean and Simple card from me. I just put on a ribbon, a bow and a cute little feetcharm.

Inside I attached a greetingpanel with 3D-tape, to make the easel stan upright.

All sides of the card are covered with papers.
This is the back of the card - isn't this a great paper! I love it!

I'll send my babycard to these challengeblogs:
Cupcake #248 - Not for Flowers
NSHK #76 - Clean and Simple
Alphabet Challenge Blog - J for Jiffy

Shaped Card at My Besties

Monday morning and time for a new challenge at
My Besties
This week we want you to make a
Shaped Card
FUN - or what???
I hope many, many of you'll take the time to join us

The little cutie I have used on my Strawberryshaped card is Sherri Baldys "Strawberry Blossom"
You can find her in the Scrapbook Stamp Society Shop
Mine is coloured with ProMarkers. The tiny white "dots" are made with LiquidPearls WhiteOpal.
Over her nose I used a white gelpen to give her white, little freckles - it's SO cute :)
The Strawberryshape is made with a cuttingfile from The Cutting Cafe.
The papers are old scraps, but I found them perfect for this card.

Inside I put on two greetingpanels. The leftsidepanel is stamped with a greeting from Papirdesign.

The cuttingfile also had a template for an envelope that suits the card perfect:

I'll send my strawberry-summer-card into these challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges #52 - All About Summer
Deep Ocean #54 - Welcome Summer
2Sisters #149 - Summer Fun

Now girls and boys; 
pop over to 
My Besties
get inspired
make your own
shaped card
and join the fun


søndag 23. juni 2013

Wallhanging to Greet the Summer

Good morning to each and everyone of you.
It's Midsummer, I really hope the weather improves a little during the day. It's not raining, but it's very cloudy. On midsummernight we have bonfire and barbecue, not nice if it's rainy...
Well, I'm greeting summer anyway:
I made this little wallhanging the other day, to hang by my kitchenwindow.
I have used img 851 and 855 from Sherri Baldy. Both are brand new images - aren't they just supercute!
The images are coloured with ProMarkers. (Full suppplylist further down).
Around the images I used some of the chunky embossing enamel - fun stuff :)
I tried to use light colours and make it in a little shabby chic style.
 The paperedges are distressed; ripped, torn and inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
It doesn't show well in the picture, but the pennants are attached with a white satinribbon.

I'll enter the wallhanging into these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #59 - Gorgeous Lace
Stampin' for the Weekend -  Anything Goes
A Creative Romance #2 - Don't be Square
Totally Papercrafts #172 - Flowers and Bows
C.R.A.F.T. #212 - Recipe
Divas by Design - Distressing
I Love ProMarkers #173 - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #41 - Bingo (Lace -  Ribbon - Flowers / Flowers - DieCut - Charm)
NMWC #10 - Bingo (Ribbons - Pearls -Sparkle/Glitter)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designpaper: Authentique, collection Grace
Colouring: ProMarker: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Tan, Walnut, Terracotta, Gold, Apricot, Oatmeal, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Coral, Pastel Pink, Soft Peach, Primrose, Mustard, Sandstone, Warm Grey 1 & 3 and Blender.
Dies: Nellie's Multiframes MFD 007, Memorybox Virtuoso Music, Spellbinders Garden Weave, Magnolia DooHickey tag.
Punch: Martha Stewart leafpunch
Embossinmg: Stampendous Frantage Chunky White  and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel.
Embellishments: Flowers, Leaves, Pearls, Halfpearls, Raffia Ribbon, Rhinestone, Lace, Cheesecloth, Ranger LiquidPearls White Opal, Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace, Vintage Seambinding Ribbon (Tim Holz)
DistressInk WalnutStain to ink the paperedges.
Eyelets, twine and ribbon.


lørdag 22. juni 2013

Summer Holiday

Hi again, everyone.
Yesterday was the kids last day at school - lucky them; 2 months vacation just started.
I really miss those endless summerdays!
(I miss teaching too, especially this time of year :) )

This image - My Besties img 854 -with the long, wild hair, trying to be tamed with ribbons and braiding, is just like my daughter Hedda. So I tried to colour it in her colours, with her favourite colours on the clothes and in the papers (Magnolia) and embellishments.
You can find lots and lots of My Besties images here.
I coloured the image with ProMarkers.
 Hedda was very satisfied with it, as she brought it to her teacher on the last day.
Some of the butterflies (Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Large and Small Punch) are glued on stringswirls. I think it gives such a fun effect; almost as they're flying above the card. Of course the butterflies are glittered, as are the flowers :)
The circleshaped greeting above the image (saying "Thanks") can spin around.

The inside is simple decorated. We used Martha Stewarts Vintage Floral PATP-set to make the panels.
Upon the we attached scalloped circles made with an Marvy Uuchida punch.
The greetings and images on the left side are Hannah stamps, bought ages ago...
we put on a few butterflies inside too

I'll enter the following challenges:
I Love ProMarkers #173 - Anything Goes
Passion for ProMarkers #203 - Floral Fantasy
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #188 - Anything Goes


onsdag 12. juni 2013

My Besties Christmascard

I have made a christmascard!
The new digis we were given from  My Besties really gave me the right inspiration to go on with my christmascards - so that's what I'm doing; it's summer, the sun is shining and I'm making christmascards. 
I have a terrific time doing it!
Isn't this little cutie just adorable!
I chose to colour her in blue- and beigetones - a colourcombo I probably wouldn't have thought of hadn't I visited ProMarker Norges challengeblog...
You'll find a supplylist further down, now I'll try to let the pictures speak for themselves...

As always I have decorated both in- and outsides of the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Focal Image: IMG848
Stamp sentiment: Kort & Godt,
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraftcardstock
Designpaper: Papirdesign
Colouring: ProMarkers
Ink: DistressInk WalnutStain, Versafine Onyx Black
Punches: Martha Stewart Aspen snowflake PATP-set, Tonic snowflakepunch
Dies: Magnolia Snowflake, Sizzix  Framelitz Snowflake, Memorybox Frostyville Border, Sizzix frame Fancy Oval
Other: Seambindingribbon, snowflakecharm, "pearl"metalswirls, Glitterstickles Frosted Lace and Baby Blue,

I'll enter these challenges:
ProMarker Norge #19 - Blå og Beige i Duse Farger
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmaschallenge #128 - Use a die cut and/ or punch
Everybody Art Challenge #240 - 2 Motivpapiere
Totally Papercrafts #170 - Punches and Dies
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

mandag 10. juni 2013

Buttons & Bling At Ooh La La Challenge Blog

Hello again
We have a brand new challenge for you today at Ooh La La Challenge Blog Today.
Before I go any further I have to say
to the winner and Top 3
And a huge thank you to each end everyone who joined our "Inspired by Nature"-challenge.

Next fortnights theme is
"Buttons & Bling"!
Fun, or what?
I had a lovely time making this card. For a change I used white DistressPaint (PicketFence) on the paperedges. A little difference from the dark edges I normally make...
I've recently bought some pearlboxes and metalstash, to make my own pins. I love it! To sit and find good pearlcombinations is so relaxing! On this card I used a plain white/ silvercombination.
And finally I've started to use some of those buttons I've saved over the years...
(further down you can find a list of products I've used)

Now it's your turn.
I hope many of you will dig out our Buttons and Blings and join us on this challenge.
I hope you've found a little inspiration here,
at the OLL-blog you can find much more of it,
just pop over there and see what the rest of the girls have made.

Size: 6"x6" Easelcard
Cardstock: Bazzill
Image and papers from "Yesterdays Memories" CD
Textstamp from Staz
Martha Stewart "Vintage Floral" PATP-set
TH Distress Paint (Picket Fence) on paperedges
Ranger Glitterstickles on flowers
Laces, Flowers, Leaves, Buttons, Halfpearls, Rhinestones, Seambindingribbon
Homemade pin

I'll join these challenges with my card:
Crafty Catz #186 - Lace & Buttons
Crafts and Me #136 - Something Old
Papirdokkene #48 - Juni, J - Juggel og Juveler

Delishious Die Cuts at My Besties

Good Morningto each and everyone of you.
It's monday morning and time for a new
My Besties Challenge
This week the theme is
"Delishious Die Cuts"
Great - or what?!?
 I love my dies, and for this challenge I used both some of my most used ones, the tag (Magnolia DooHickey) and the swirl (My Favorite Thing). I had almost forgotten that I had the butterflies (Cheery Lynn). I'm not sure that the Spellbinderdie I used at the top and bottom of the right side, have cutted through papers before, though I've had it for years...
I also used Martha Stewarts Doily Lace edge punch on some of the paperedges.
The panels are sewn together.
Apart from the dies to decorate with, I used:
Lace, cheesecloth, seambindingribbon, twines, flowers, metalswirls, halfpearls, rhinestones, Glitterstickles, LiquidPearls - and there is a heartcharm attached to the bow. I didn't see what a strange position it fell into in the picture before I had loaded it...
The Glitterstickles is used on the butterflies and the flowers. On and around the image I used lots of LiquidPearls (LOVE IT!)
The image, Frilly Lilly Messy Bessy, from Sherri Baldy, is coloured with Pro- and FlexMarkers.
For me, markers works best for colouring these images.
The textgreetings are from Papirdesign.

Well, I hope you found a little inspiration here and  want to join us for our "Delishious Die Cuts"-Challenge.
Pop over to
My Besties Challenge Blog 
to get inspiration from the other DT-girls
and to check out rules and closing-date.


I'll enter the following challenges with my card:
A Creative Romance #1 - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers #171 - All Stitched Up
My Mum's Craft Shop #6 - Dies, Dies, Dies
Stampin' for the Weekend - Cute
Totally Papercrafts #170 - Punches and Dies
Charisma Cardz #22 - Tons of Layers
Passion for ProMarkers #201 - All That Glitters
Deep Ocean #53 - For a Girl
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes



lørdag 8. juni 2013

Yellow Giftbag

Hello again, fellow cardmakers!
The last weeks have been oh-so busy, but now I'm back. Back to colouring, cardmaking, playing with lovely papers and embellishments - It is SO good!
Today I'll show you a giftbag I've made during this busy days - have to do a little crafting, in between, to keep sane...
The image, one of Sherri Baldy's My Besties - isn't it just adorable? - is coloured with Pro-and FlexMarkers.
The designpapers are really old, so I have no idea of the brand or where I bought it.
The paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
I used a Spellbinders dies and a Magnolia DooHickey dies, two Martha Stewart punches (Lace Heart edge punch and the leaf).
I used flowershaped buttons to make the bags closing. Then I put on some lace, flowers, twine, halfpearls and a ribbon.
The text (Nyt livet - spis sjokolade. "Enjoy life - eat chocolate") is from Storyteller. Of course the bag is supposed to contain a little chocolategift :)

I'll enter these challenges:
Card and Scrap #56 - Bruk Blomster
No Matter Which Challenges #10 - Bingo (Middle column; Pearls/ Flowers/ Buttons)
 Totally Gorjuss #186 - Anything Goes with Flowers
Addicted To Stamps #57 - Bingo (Ribbon/Lace/ Flowers/ Text)
 Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #53 - For a Girl
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #210 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #186 - Lace & Buttons