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mandag 30. september 2013

Anything Goes with Tilda at Fashionista Challenge

Hello again!
It´s the 3. and final week to enter the
Anything Goes Challenge
If you haven´t joined us yet, you still have this week to do it :)

Fashionista Challenge has a few changes, as well as a DT-call, 
so make sure you read about the changes

Just in time for this challenge I was lucky enough to get my hands on this, long-wanted, magnoliaimage. Of course I had to use her! She´s coloured with DistressInks, and around the image I put on Chunky White Embossing Enamel. On the snowflake (Sizzix-die) I used Glitterstickles.
The tags are all made with Magnolia DooHickeys.
Below the image I used my quite new La la land banner-die.
The imagepanel is sewn onto a panel cut with Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large die. 
Underneath it I put a lace and some cheesecloth. 
The other panels are also sewn together.
The bow is tied with cheesecloth, and a charm is attached to it. 
I´ve also put a tag onto the lace I put on one of the tags.
And of course the paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

Find your stamps, papers and scissors and join us for the 

Have fun :)

Wings at My Besties

Good Morning Fellow Crafters.
It´s Monday Morning and time for a new challenge over at 
When this is posted I´m on my way back home from Italy, so I really hope this postscheduling works out how it´s supposed to...
Thanks a lot to each and everyone who joined the last My Besties-Challenge, 
and a huge congrats to the winners!
I hope that many, many will find time to join in on the new challenge, that has the theme
I have used the beautiful Img 693.
It´s coloured with ProMarkers and a lot of Glitterstickles - the wings needed glitter!
As did the butterflies(Joy!Crafts-dies) and the flowers.
I also put on some feathers, for a little "fluttery" look :)

Now, come join us with your Wings :)

mandag 23. september 2013

My Besties Blue Christmascard

Good morning :)
Just a quick post this morning, to show one of the latest cards I´ve made. A christmascard, with a beautiful image from Sherri Baldys My Besties.
You can find this image and many, many more here.
I used Pro- and FlexMarkers to colour it, and Chunky White Embossing Enamel around the image. The snow and snowflakes are glittered with Glitterstickles and Glitterpowder.
I´ve mainly used papers from Papirdesign. 
The dies are Magnolias and Sizzix, I´ve also used punches from ek, Tonic and Martha Stewart.
The paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain on this card too ;)

I´ll join these challenges:
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers #186 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Make It Sparkle
Creative Card Crew #45 - Christmas
Christmas Stampin´ All Year Long #34 - Christmas Cheer
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #32 - Non Traditional Colours


lørdag 21. september 2013

Wedding BookCard

Now the wedding is over, and I can show you the bookcard I made.
Shabby/ vintage, creamy colours, laces and bling I guess must be the key-words for it.
Both papers, image, laces and embellishments are thinkgs I´ve had in my drawers for ages, just waiting for the right project :)
(I rarely throw away anything, You´ll never know when you can use "that" piece of scrap-paper…)

Bookcards take a little more time making, so they´re most for special occasions - like weddings.
I use heavyweight aquarellepaper for the insidebox, and cardbox-cardstock for the covering. Tehn I decorate with yummi papers and embellishments - my favourite part of the making :)
I stamped a weddingpoem and attached to the inside. 

I also made a tag that fits into the "box". 
This one also has a stamped little poem, and on the back it has a blank panel, for a personal greeting. The bow on the tag is meant to be tied around some rolled-up money. I just used a piece of rolled paper here, to show "the idea".
(After decorating the front side of the tag, I punched two tiny holes to put the ribbon through. 
Then I decorated the back of the tag, so the ribbon doesn´t show there)
The next pictures show the book from different angles.

I´ll enter the following challenges:
Vintage Udfordring #66 - Lag et kort hvor du bruker en bretteteknikk
Card and Scrap #61 - Vintage/ Shabby Chic
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #48 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #25 - Anything goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #145 − 2 or more patterned papers
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles #189 - Anything But a Square
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 - Anything Goes


onsdag 18. september 2013

"Frosty the Snowman" - A Christmascard

Good Morning Girls

I´ve done a little Magnolia-colouring again.
I`ve kind of missed these little cuties, so when I got my hands on this, long time wanted, snowman, I just had to put him on a christmascard...
He´s coloured with distress reinkers and -markers.
I used a little glitterstickles (frosted lace) on the snowflake he´s holding.
Around the image I put on som Chunky White Embossing Enamel.
Luckily it´s that time of year when I can make cards and projects with snowflakes again
- i LOVE snowflakes!
There´s also a little snowflakecharm attached to the bow :)
The snowflakes and trees (Magnolia DooHickeys) have also got a little touch of the glitterstickles.
The papers are from MajaDesign and Papirdesign, as you can see the panels are sewn together.
All papers, and the trees, are lightly brushed over with DistressInk (WalnutStain).
Inside (and backside) I used the same papers. I stamped on a christmasgreeting from Kort & Godt on the left inside.

I´ll join these challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #201 - Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Make It Sparkle
Creative Card Crew #45 - Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Back In Time - Anything Goes
Lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia #78 - Your Favourite Embellishment (CHARMS!)
Marvelous Magnolia #44 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Frosty the Snowman
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it´s christmas


mandag 16. september 2013

Magnificent Men at Ooh La La

Hi Again!
We have a new challenge at
This time I have chosen the theme - a rather difficult one
Magnificent Men
I find cards for men quite difficult to make; what can I use to decorate with, how much can I decorate it,   even the folding sometimes is hard to figure out…So I hope many, many of you join the challenge, to share ideas for your masculine cards.
No - it doesn´t have to be cards for a hero or a kind of superman, just for those everyday-men who also deserves a card for a birthday, a fathers day or simply to say "thank you"…

This is a foldingtechnique I´ve used for many of the masculine cards I´ve made.
Inside there´s a "pocket" that gives space for either money or a giftcard (for what do I buy for a man???)
I´ve used papers from OLL and an Elvis-image I found on the internet a long time ago. I saved it, ´cause I knew that someday I´d use it - and isn´t it just perfect with these papers?!

For more inspiration and wonderful creations, visit Ooh La La, to see what the rest of the girls have come up with :)

I´ll enter these challenges:
Love To Create #83 - Clean N Simple
Crafty Catz #198 - Mens/ Boys Cards
Totally Papercrafts #184 - Birthday Boys
Let´s Craft and Create #78 - Black & White


Anything Goes at My Besties

Good morning early, early on a Monday.
It´s time for a new 
This week the theme is
Anything Goes
I decided to go for something else than a card.
So, I made a girly gifttag, with the beautiful image with the poor name Img860
I used a rather big tag and put on "girly stuff", like flowers, laces, pearls and ribbons.
I even put on a little button on the bow :)
Around the image I embossed with the Shabby White Embossing Enamel - Oh, I LOVE that stuff!

Pro- and FlexMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Hair: Walnut, Terracotta, Gold
Eyes: Marsh Green, Pear Green
Jacket: Khaki, Pastel Beige
Trousers: Putty, Almond
Shirt: Antique White (F)
Bow: Almond, Antique White(F)
Sandals: Tan, Sandstone
Flowers: Buttercup, Blossom

I´ll enter the following challenges with my girly tag:
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #25 - Birthday/ Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #144 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays #137 - Button it Up


For more inspiration and yummi eyecandy,
 pop over to
 My Besties
to see what the rest of the DT-girls have come up with.
I promise you wonderful creations!
Join us in the fun!

søndag 15. september 2013

My Besties Norge - Alt er Tillatt

Good  Sunday Morning, all crafters out there

It´s time for the second challenge at
My Besties Norge,
and the challengetheme is
"Alt er Tillatt"

I Have used Sherri Baldys My Besties image "Sweet Holly"
and made a christmascard
Today it´s just 100 days left!
You´ll find the colour- and supplylists further down in the post.
It´s a pocketcard, with all sides decorated the same way.
(I´ve found the cardmakingtechnique in Majas blog, and I really like the heavy weight it has when finished)

On front, underneath the image it has a pull-out tag, with a stamped greeting on:

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Gold, Buttercup
Eyes_ Walnut, Cinnamon
Clothes: Burgundy, Poppy, Tan, Sandstone, Putty, Cinnamon, Marsh Green, Pear Green

Other Supplies:
Bazzill cardstock, Kraft and White
DPs: Karen Foster
Stamps: Kort & Godt
Dies: Marianne Design LR0202, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Holly Punch (NO markings!)
Flowers: Poinsettias Storyteller, Rose Papirdesign
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk WalnutStain
Glimmermist (CandyApple), Shabby White Embossing Enamel, Twine, Seambindingribbon

I´ll enter the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin´Challenge - Fancy Folds
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Sister Act #24 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #48 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
I Love ProMarkers #185 − 3 Different Shapes (Circle, square, rectangle)
Tuesday Throwdown #164 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #18 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #239 - Lets Get Krafty
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Au Natural…
Sisterhood of Crafters - Divine Digi´s


I hope to see many of you in our challenge at
My Besties Norge
"Alt er Tillatt" means "anything Goes", so it´s an easy theme
Just find your papers and colours and join us

mandag 9. september 2013

Emily Espresso

Hi Fellow Crafters
I´m back :)
Just a quick post tonight, to show you one of the latest card I´ve made.
(and to let you know I´m alive and well, just a little busy around here…)
I´ve used the cute Emily Espresso, a digistamp from My Besties by Sherri Baldy
It´s coloured with ProMarkers, mainly in coffeelike browntones. The papers are from MajaDesign and Bildmålarna, one of them in a beautiful coffeeprint. I also put on lots of coffeebeans, both on the card and the tag - it smells delicious!
Around the image I put on some Shabby White Embossing Enamel - I think that stuff is sooo cute!

The next picture shows the card opened - an easelcard:

Pro-and FlexMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Dusky Pink, Tan, Ivory, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Gold, Buttercup, Primrose
Clothes: Walnut + Tan, Tan + Puttu, Sandstone + Linen (F), Sandstone + Blender
Cup: Putty, Satin
Flowers: Coral + Almond
All Dots: Coral
Leaves: Pear, Green
Eyes: Walnut, Tan

Material List:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, Bazzill Brown cardstock
DPs: MajaDesign "Ska vi ta en fika?", "Vintage Spring Basics 7th of April", Bildmålarna "Picnick-Coffee"
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Six
Textstamps: Kort & Godt and BoBunny (Postmarks)
DistressInk WalnutStain
Shabby White Embossing Enamel

I´ll enter these challenges with my coffee-card:
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #23 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art #243 - Geburtstag
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


mandag 2. september 2013

Christmas at Fashionista Challenge

Just my luck - I scheduled 3 posts for Monday, but only 2 were posted!
When I arrived home tonight I went to check and found this one missing!
Well - here it is:

It´s the 3. and final week to join the
Fashionista Challenge
and I can show the christmascard I made to inspire you to join us.
The theme for this challenge is, of course,
I have, again, used a My Besties image from Sherri Baldy, and coloured it with Pro- and FlexMarkers. And Glitter…I put glitter on all the furrydetails.
Sherri has lots of images, but this cutie is one of my absolute favourites - You will see me make more cards with her!

Yes!; we can make circlepanels with the corner punch from a PATP-set:

Pro-and FlexMarkers:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Blush, Sunkissed Pink
Clothes: Pastel Blue, Glacier Blue (F), Blue Grey 1 (F), Blender

Material List:
Bazzill Cardstock
DPs: Papirdesign Vintertid Iskrystall, Minnehjørnet Vinterkyss Blå
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Magnolia DooHickey Tags and Snowflake,
Sizzix Framelits Snowflake, Memorybox Frostyville Border
Punches:Tonic Snowflake Punch, Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake PATP-set, Eyelet Lace PATP-set
Ink: DistressInk WalnutStain, Versafine Onyx Black
Textstamps: Kort & Godt
Chunky White Embossing Enamel, Aged Copper Embossing Enamel, Stampendous Crystal Glitter, Ranger GlitterStickles StarDust
Seambindingribbon, cheesecloth, ribbon, pin (I made it myself :)), snowflakecharm, pearlstrings

I hope you´ve found a little inspiration here to make a new christmascard and join us at
Fashionista Challenge

Pearls & Swirls

It´s time for a new challenge over at
Ooh La La Creations Challenges
for the next fortnight the theme is
Pearls & Swirls
-how fun is that!
For that theme I just had to use this beautiful image "Angel of Divinity",
from the Christmas Presence CD
Of course I used the coordinating papers too…
(You can find lots of CDs and different embellishments in the On Line Craft Shop).
The folding of this card is very inspired from a card I got from Maja a little while ago.
(I´ve already made another card with the same folding…)
The text on the insidecard is the christmascarol "Deilig er jorden" (Fairest Lord Jesus), a stamp from Kort & Godt I bought years ago, and still love to use on my christmascards - maybe because this is the christmascarol I love the most…
On the image I used Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and GlitterStickles StarDust. Over the swirls (Joy!Crafts Die) and the Poinsettia (Magnolia DooHickey) I put on some Shabby White Embossing Enamel. (I put on some of that stuff on the insidecard too).
The pearl/bling-swirls are really, really old stash from my drawer, but sooo cute :)
To finish it off I put on a bow (Glimmermistcoloured Seambindingribbon) with an angelcharm attached.

You do not have to make a christmascard for this challenge
 - the theme is
Pearls & Swirls
which sure can be used on most any card,
so come on and join us!
You´ll find lots and lots of inspiration at
Pop over to see…

Main Color Pink at My Besties

Good Morning Crafting Girls!
Today I have several posts coming
(…just hope this planning-stuff works as it´s supposed to!)
First off is my card for the new challenge at
My Besties
You may already have guessed the theme;
yes, it is
Main Color Pink
So everything on my card is pink - well, except from the hair, I didn´t dare to colour it pink…
The image is Messy Jessie
 I used Distress ReInkers to colour this image - have to try it now and then…
The papers, apart from the Bazzill cardstock, are from Melissa Frances, the C´est la Vie-collection
I just got my hands on two dies from La La Land (the banner and the heart-border), and had to use them both right away :D

Here´s the insides - pink here too:

I hope many, many of you will find time to make a pink creation and join us
-Hop over to My Besties
to see the lovely cards from the rest of the DT
-read the rules
-make your card
-join us
-have fun!

See you later