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onsdag 30. oktober 2013

Anything Goes at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good morning 
It´s Wednesday and time for a new challenge over at 
This weeks challenge is nice and easy, it´s:
I hope you all join us for this one.

Some days ago I saw a fantastic cardfolding in a blog. Unfortunately I didn´t list the blog anywhere. And I couldn´t get the card out of my head. So; I just had to trust in my memory and start trying…
It took me a while, but I made it - and here is the result. I´m actually quite satisfied with it  ūüėä
(and - I wrote down all measurements, so next time it will be easier!)

The next two pictures show the card from a right and left angle


Inside of the card:

The back of the card:

Here´s the card folded (almost) flat, into a 6x6-size:

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Blush, Tan
Clothes: Tan, Sandstone, Satin
Furry details and beard: Warm Grey 1, 3
Gift: Ivory, Satin
And Blender ūüėä

Material List:
Cardstock: Bazzill (White and Kraft)
DPs: Papirdesign
Stamps: Image - Magnolia, Text - Minnehj√łrnet
Ink: DistressInk Walnut Stain
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
Dies: Magnolia and Sizzix snowflakes, Spellbinders Oval, and  one I don´t know the brand of...
Embellishments: Laces, Ribbon, Twine, Button, Halfpearls, Flowers, Pearlstrings
Glimmermist CoffeeShop, Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Magnets to keep the «flap» closed

I´ll join these challenges:
Midweek Magnolias - Lots of Layers
Magnolia-Licious - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #63 - Button it up!
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #238 - Bingo (Snowflakes/ Pearls/ Stamped Image) (I think I´ve got all words)
Inky Chicks #16 - Receipe: 1 Ribbon/ 2 Papers/ 3 Flowers
Party Time Tuesdays #144 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #186 - Tic Tac Toe (Bling/ Image/ Layers)
Cutie Pie #56 - Embellishment Bingo (Bow/ Buttons/ Flowers)
Scrapbook Stamp Society #25 - Anything Goes + Option Use Kraft Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #103 - More Than One Fold
Sister Act #30 - Anything Goes

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Now visit
to see what the rest of the girls have made
and to see who´s our sonsor for this challenge.

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Many THANKS to Lorraine and Lynne who helped me (read taught me) how to find the ❤️-icon (and all the other supercute symbols)! 
I ūüíú cute symbols!

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mandag 28. oktober 2013

Third Week of Shabby Chic at Fashionista

This is my last post of the day - I promise :)
I´ve waited so long to show this card, as this is one of the inspirationcards for the 3rd week of
Fashionista Magnolia and More Challenge
Shabby Chic

For this challenge I made a "Magic Card".
I used one of Sherri Baldys My Besties images - remember you have to use a no-nose image for the challenges at Fashionista Magnolia and More.
I put on laces, cheesecloth, flowers, pearls, and tried to "age and wear" it a bit with some DistressInk and paint.
On the lacebow I tied a bow of twine onto a button and attached it to the lacebow.

Here´s the backside of the card:

And this is the inside. The stamped greeting is from North Star Stamps:

I´ll enter these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge Blog #186 - Tic-Tac-Toe (Flowers, Sentiment, Layers)
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps #68 - Colorpalette
A Gem of a Challenge #103 - More Than One Fold
4 Crafty Girls #4 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #30 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty Challenge #150 - Buttons AND Bows

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I hope to see your card in Fashionista Magnolia and Mores Shabby Chic Challenge


So Long

Food and/ or Drink at Ooh La La

Hi girls, I´m back with my card for the 
at

To make this card I´ve used image and papers from the new CD
The Shawn Jenkins Collection (samples here)
You can find it it OLLs Craft Shop   

Isn´t the cupcakeprinted ribbon underneath the (homemade) embellishment suupercuute?!? I Love it!
All cupcakes have got a touch of glitter on, and the paperedges are inked with DistressInk Walnut Stain.
Inside I stamped a greeting from Norsk Stempelblad, and a little cupcake. The cupcakestamp came with a magazine long, long ago.

I´ll enter the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls #4 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #30 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #143 - Glitter

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Now you can visit Ooh La La to see what the rest of the DT-girls are serving :)
I hope you´ll find time to join our challenge.

So long

Anything Goes at My Besties

 Good Monday Morning to you all.
I´m here to show you my latest card for My Besties.
Today there´s a new challenge out at
and the theme is 
I hope all of you will join us on this one :)

I have made a christmasdecorated pocketcard for this challenge.
Further down you´ll find a list of materials I used to make the card, so I think i´ll just let the pictures (showing all sides of the card) speak for themselves today...



Materials used to make the card:
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft
DP: Mainly Papirdesign
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk Walnut Stain
Dies: Magnolia DooHickeys, ?
Punch: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
Image: Sherri Baldys My Besties
Colouring: ProMarkers
Textstamps: Norsk Stempelblad, Kort&Godt
Seambindingribbon, Twine, Heartcharm, Snowflakecharm, Jumprings, Brads, Fringy Lace, 
PomPom Ribbon, Halfpearls
Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

I´ll join these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #186 - Tic-Tac-Toe (Dies or Punch/ Image/ Metal or Charms)
4 Crafty Girls #4 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #30 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #49 - Bingo, Row N (Red, Bow, 3 Layers, Flowers, Punch or Diecut)
Kreative Verden - Alt er Lov
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #230 - Recipe
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #28 - Anything Goes/ Use Some Lace
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes As Long As It´s Christmas
StampARTic - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Oh Christmas Tree
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #48 - Bows

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I´ll pop back later with another card, ´till then; so long

onsdag 23. oktober 2013

Exciting NEWS


This is sooo exciting!
And it´s happened so fast,  I´ve rarely had time to keep it a secret…
So today, on my birthday, I can tell you:
I´m on the
DT
at
I Love ProMarkers
FANTASTIC!

As you all may know, I do love my ProMarkers, I really like to colour with them, but always feel
there´s something I could have done better or different when I´ve finished an image - so can you imagine my joy and happiness when I was asked to join the designteam at I Love ProMarkers!
Isn´t that just the perfect birthdaygift for a ProMarker-lover!

Today is the start of the
"PINK HAIR"-Challenge
at
I Love ProMarkers
How fun is that!
I have never tried to colour pink hair before - don´t think I´ve even thought of it as a possibility
-But it worked just perfect for this little beauty - the image is one of  Sherri Baldys My Besties. This one is called Trixie Boo.
(You´ll find a colourlist further down)

Clean and simple inside, the stamps used here are from a really, really old set of clearstamps.
All markings on the box are worn away, so I can´t tell where it is from...

This purple paper is the reason of my colourchoice. I found it at Free Vintage Digital Stamps, and just had to use it! And by "use it" i mean use it immidiately :)
Notice the little bootsbrads - aren´t they cuuuute? - I love them!

Pro-Markers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Blush
Hair: Rose Pink, Blossom
Eyes: Lilac, Lavender
Lips:Blossom
T-shirt:Rose Pink, Blossom
Pants:Amethyst, Orchid
Shoes:Warm Grey 1, 3, 5
Hat: Warm Grey 3, 5
Stars on the hat: Orchid
Bow:Amethyst, Orchid
-and a little bit of Blender

I´ll join these challenges with my not-so-spooky Halloweencard:
Passion for ProMarkers #221 - Give me a p (P for Pink hair)
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween
Scrapbook Stamp Society #24 - Anything Goes + option Halloween
Dream Valley #68 - Halloween
That Craft Place - Colour Pink
A Gem of A Challenge #102 - Spooky
Sister Act #29 - Cards Only
Totally Papercrafts #189 - Too Cute To Spook
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Creative Belli #181 - Halloween

Doing Pink Hair was actually very fun, I think I´ll try some more pinkhaired girls
-why don´t you try it too!

Come join the Pink Hair-Challenge at
I LOVE PROMARKERS!



mandag 14. oktober 2013

Things With Wings at Ooh La La Creations

Hello again!
I´m back to show what I made for
Ooh La La Creations Challenge
Things With Wings
I´ve used papers from the brand new Shawn Jenkins Collection
You can find it in the online shop
I plan to make a couple more giftsets like this with other papers from the same collection.
The bottle contains vanillascented fragrance and some bamboosticks to put into the bottle.
The bottle and giftbox are decorated to match the card.

I´ll enter the following challenges with this card and giftset:
Challenges 4 Everybody #31 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #205 - Wings And Things!
2 Sisters #165 - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

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Pop over to
OLLCB 
to find more inspiration.
The DT-girls have made fantastic creations - just for you
Come join us :)

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Baby or Kids Cards at My Besties


Early Monday Morning,
and time for a new challenge at
My Besties
This week we want to see
Baby or Kids Cards

My card is a bit different this time. I found a wonderful creation over at Mindys blog, and immediately wanted to try making it. A little counting and trying later the base for this babyboys-card was finished.
Making the base was actually as easy as cutting a 12x12 DP into 16 3x3 squares (I used only 15 of them), glue the squares into cones and glue them into a circle. I just glued them onto a cardstockcirckle. Easy-peasy! Then I just put on the decorations - Fun!
I used Sherri Baldys Moon Baby Boy Besties Digi, coloured with ProMarkers, and lots of Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel around.
Looking closely you´ll see that the charms are threaded up with beads in between, and attached to the bow - I think it´s cute…
On the back I used the same papers as on the front, but left out the ribbons and stash.
The stamped greeting is one of my oldest stamps, absolutely fun to "rediscover"...

I´ll enter these challenges with my Baby-card:
2 Sisters #165 - Anything Goes
Stampin´for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty Challenge #148 - Anything But Square
Kreative Verden - Alt er Lov
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - 3 or More Layers
Scrapbook Stamp Society #22 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes


If you visit
My Besties 
you´ll find lots of beautiful baby- and kidscards from the rest of the DT-girls
I hope you´ll find inspiration to join the challenge

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s√łndag 13. oktober 2013

Bruk Puncher at My Besties Norge

Hi Crafters!
The new challenge at
My Besties Norge 
is
Bruk Puncher
(Use Punches)
In the picture above you can see the punches I used on the front of my card

 For this challenge I wanted to make something a little different, and that "different" turned out as a pink christmascard.
Everything on the card (well, except the rhinestones) are in different pinktones, even the poinsettias - and yes, I´ve seen pink poinsettias in real!
The image on the card is from Sherri Baldy. You can find it in the Etsy Store as Img 909
Isn´t it cuuute!
It´s coloured with ProMarkers. I think I used most of the pinkshades on it. On the furry details on her clothes and hat I used a couple of brownshades (Cocoa and Tan, I think it was) in a kind of "dotty" motion, and lots of blender. Then coloured and blended lightly over again, and think I got it quite "furrylooking"(?)
Is this gatefolding? I sometimes get a little mixed up in the names of the foldingtechniques, but from the pictures I guess you can see how it´s folded, and how it works…
Between the paperlayers on the imagepanel and on the rightside foldingpanel I´ve put a little magnet, to keep the card closed.

Enough talk; Here´s the card I made to inspire you to join our Punch-Challenge:

Here´s the front folded out:

The inside(s)
The circlepanel in the middle is made using a cornerpunch from Martha Stewart
yes - it´s possible to make circles with cornerpunches :D)

I´ll join the following challenges with my pink christmascard:
Challenges 4 Everybody #31 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Think Pink
Addicted To Stamps #67 - Weinachten kommt in schnellen Schritten
Stampin´ For The Weekend - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance #10 - Pink
Passion For ProMarkers #219 - Snow is falling
Deep Ocean #62 - Christmas Is Round The Corner
Scrapbook Stamp Society #22 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #46 - Color Combo Pink, Brown and White
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it´s Christmas
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown October Colour Challenge #22 - No Red or Green
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas… For The Cure!

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Dig out your punches, and come join this fun challenge
you can use any stamp you´d like, but we´d love if you used Sherri Baldys images.
Visit My Besties Norge to see what the DT-girls have made

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Alt er Lov at Storyteller

I actually was allowed to tell earlier that I´m a PROUD designteam-member at Storyteller.
But as I was away on the presentation, I thought I´d rather wait till my first challenge to tell you.
So; I´m a Storyteller DT-Member!
Great, Isn´t it!

The first challenge has already run for two weeks,
and the first winner and Top 3 are presented today
A huge congratulation to them!
And big thanks to all of you who joined the first challenge, I hope you´ll follow us for the future challenges as well :)

Today we start our Challenge #2.
The theme for this challenge is
Alt Er Lov
(Anything Goes)

To inspire you to joun our challenge
I made a christmascard in "Tesa-foldingtechnique" (hope you like it)

I love this foldingtechnique!
It´s so easy, and looks so fantastic!
When you pick out the frontcard you have many, many panels to decorate and stamp upon:

Inside I´ve stamped and goldembossed cute little christmasgreetings:

The decorated "inlaycard" has a greetingpanel on the back, and in the backpocket there are two tags to write even more:

Materials Used for the card

Cardstock: Bazzill and Glitterkartong
Designpapers: My Minds Eye (Lost & Found Christmas), Papirdesign, Pion
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk WalnutStain
Dies: Swirl - My Favorite Thing, Spellbinders Foliage
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace PATP-sett
Text: Storyteller
Postalstamp Kort & Godt
Flowers: Storyteller
Bling, halfpearls, eyelets
Goldcoloured Embossingpowder
The image is found on internet.


I´ll enter these challenges:
Deep Ocean #62 - Christmas Is Round The Corner
CHNC #46 - Make It Square
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes Christmas
Sister Act #28 - Cards Only
Kreative Verden oktober - Alt er Lov (Anything Goes)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes

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Now visit Storyteller challengeblog to see what the girls have come up with, read rules and challengeinfo, and join us

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l√łrdag 12. oktober 2013

A Little Candybox

Here´s a little candybox I made after the tutorial in the latest Ett Trykk (Issue #5).  
You´ll find a videotutorial here.
Ett Trykks octoberchallenge is also to make such a box.
I found the step-by-step-in-picture-tutorial in the magazine very easy to follow, so here´s my version of the box.
I decorated it in a christmasstyle, with red and white, gold and spices - I think it turned out quite cute :)

Here´s the back of it:

Here the box is opened - ready to fill with candies...


Thanks for stopping by
I´ll be back tomorrow
So Long

onsdag 9. oktober 2013

My Scraproom


Hi everyone, and welcome to my scrapplace :)
I´ve just recently moved into my new scraproom, and haven´t got everything in place, and still have a little things to organize and sort better out.
This room is much bigger than my old room was, so in here I have space enough for my kids to bring in their homework as well - and they like doing it in here, while I´m making cards or colouring.

This is my computerdesk - far too much time is spent here...

This is "my happy place", where I colour, cut and actually make my cards and LOs:

This little desk I think will be used for the sewing machine. So far I have used it most for sorting out "stash"
(The drawers in the back of the table contains mostly flowers and ribbons)

My bookshelf, where I have some of my stamps. Some in CD-covers (in the CD-boxes too) and some in ringbinders. On one of the shelves I´ve put embossingpowders, glitters, snow, flocks….
I´ll sort it and store it better some other day :s

Well, that´s tonights  little look into my space, 
another time I´ll take you into the drawers and shelves.
Thanks for stopping by, and welcome back :)

tirsdag 8. oktober 2013

Voting Week at Fashionista Magnolia and More Challenge

Good morning everyone
Welcome over to Fashionista Magnolia and More and vote 


The DT have picked their Top 5
(5 beautiful cards!)
and now we need you to help us 
pick the peoples choice.

If you leave a comment, 
telling which card is your favourite, 
over at 
you will be in the draw for a prize from one of our sponsors.
The card with the most votes 
will be our Peoples Choice Winner!


torsdag 3. oktober 2013

Vintage PocketCard

Hello fellow crafters, I´m back.
After a week in Italy with my son and his classmates it´s really good to be back to my stamps, inks, papers and Mac.
I´down with a bit of a cold, a little fever, headache and many, many hours lack of sleep, but I´m here :)

Tonight I want to show you a vintage pocketcard I´ve made for a birthday.
I think the DPs used here are Pion, but I may remember it wrong…
To get the aged, vintage look I inked all edges with DistressInk WalnutStain


The back of the pocket and the insidecard:

I´ll enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee #9 - Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody #30 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats #200 - Happy Birthday
2 Sisters #163 - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bows
Sister Act - Cards Only
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #49 - Flowers
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Belli #179 - Ribbons and Pearls
Stampavie and More #195 - Flowers

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