Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blogaversary Candy!


Wow! The ticker on my blog has actually passed more than 300.000 unique visitors without me noticing! So I wanted to show my appreciation with some some sweet crafty goodies to give away ~ Dies, stamps, rhinestones, gems, charms and ribbons! 
Also my blog anniversary is coming up this summer so I will let the candy run extra long this time, giving you all plenty of time to join! ♥ ♥ ♥


most embellishes plus the muffin stamps are from Panduro Hobby.
the Marianne Design dies & stamps are: 
'Birdhouse Flowers COL1308' and 'Quill Pen & Ink COL1375'


This BlogCandy is open to all you wonderful crafty people who stop by my blog ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and while I would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win ♥
But please ~ NO Non-crafters or Candy only bloggers, that would not be fair.


I'd be very happy if you could spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link and/or photo of it, either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc.

And a BONUS! If there is more than 30 entries, I will also pick three more winners who will get a freebie digistamp each of their choice from my etsy shoppe!

Just write me a comment on this blogpost! Simple as that :)

 

  


The candy will end on July 11th. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock.

🎈 Good Luck! 🎈

Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellow & Gold Confirmation card

 
Mitt DT bidrag for Creative Fingers #147. som er sponset av Angelique med en kjempeflott stempelsett! Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være ♥

Designteamet fikk bruke fritt av hva vi allerede har av motiver, og jeg har brukt et nydelig silhouette stempel fra et av Kort & Godt flotte konfirmasjon stempelsett. Syntest det ble ekstra stilig med et tykt lag av gull embossing pulver!


http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/



My DT inspiration for Creative Fingers challenge #147. wich is sponsored by our Angelique with a fab stampset for the lucky winner! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

The team had free choice to use any motifs we wanted on this challenge, and I have used
a beautiful silhouette stamp from Kort & Godt as my main motif. I double-heat-embossed it in gold, so it really looks very blingy and fancy ~ perfect for a teenage girls confirmation ♥

Here you can see how it looks from the side and from the back.. and further down, there is an inside view as well :)


 

I enter my center step card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Happy Little Stampers ~ May: Always AG with Dies [May 31st.]
Southern Girls ~ sparkle and shine!
[May 31st.]
The Creative Crafters #4. ~
Anything goes! [June 8th.]
 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Mai: Feiring! [31.Mai.]
Kreativ Scrapping #5. ~ Konfirmasjon [26.Mai.]
Scrap from your Heart #21. ~ Konfirmasjon [28.Mai.]
Scrap the Rainbow #1. ~ Alt er Lov! [30.Mai.] 
Scrappiness #5. ~ Minst to Dies! [14.Juni.]

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inside detail

Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt CS 'M-143 Til Konfirmanten Jente', 'M-272' and 'S-142'. Tim Holtz 'Urban Chic' clingstamps from Stampers Anonymous. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Panduro Hobby CS kit 'NO Konfirmasjon 510136'.
Papers: Panduro 'Pearl yellow'. Plain white & misc.
Bazzill cardstock. Designerpaper scraps from Pion Design.
Embellishments: Ribbon from DinFantasi.no 'gold satin', and the Confirmation satin ribbon is by Panduro (I think!). Nille Memories bling gems.

Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Embossingfolders: Anna Griffin 5x7 'Foundry'. Jennifer Ellory 5x5 'Fantastic Florals' from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine #181.
Dies: Sizzix Lori Whitlock Bigz XL Dies 'Center Step Card'. Altenew 'Rose layered die' from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #174. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'. Magnolia DooHickey's Dies 'Vintage tag'. Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Frames and Tags Coll. 'Ava CED4350' and 'Fillables Coll. 'Jewelled Heart CED21005'. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Mix and Match Cutwork Border and Corner SD435'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape).
Stencils: Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz Stencils from set 6 #33. (love) and from set 9 #16. (Harlequin).

Techniques/Mediums: Ranger Ink Sepia Archival inkpad. I used Tim Holtz 'Vintage photo' Distress Ink pad to ink through stencils, distress diecuts & papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Aladine gold embossingpowder. Mica + water spray. Tattered Angels 'Gold' glimmermist spray.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Every cloud has a Silver lining!

 
Har utfordret meg selv til å male i nedtonede farger denne gangen, og det var absolutt ikke enkelt, penseln min prøvde hele tiden og male i 'ekte' farger... 
Men med god hjelp fra Tim Holtz 'Black soot', 'Hickory smoke' & 'Iced spruce', og den nye gjengen (Oxides) hjalp også til så jeg fikk 'jekket ned' de mere fargerike tonene ;)

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #146., og det nydelige hovedmotivet er et digistempel fra vår nye sponsor LeAnn's World 101
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


For todays project I have challenged myself to watercolor in muted colortones.. Wich proved to be very difficult! I felt the paintbrush constantly wanting to paint in 'real' inks!.. Luckily Tim Holtz 'Black soot', 'Hickory smoke' & 'Iced spruce' are good friends to have when attempting to mute down the brighter 'noisier' inks.. And the new grungy bad boys, the Oxides, were a big help as well ;)

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #146. at Creative Fingers has a gorgeous umbrella girl motif from our sponsor LeAnn's World 101. ♥ 
As always we're having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)


https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeAnnsWorld101

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #2. ~ Anything goes [May 31st.]
Crafty Creations #365. ~ Anything goes
[May 7th.] 
Outlawz Monday greetings ~ AG + add a sentiment GCC043018 [May 6th.]
Cute Card Thursday #528. ~ Anything goes [May 9th.]
Star Stampz ~ Hand colored image! [May 9th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #164. ~ Anything goes (entry#2.)[May 9th.]
WordArt Wednesdays #332-333. ~ AG + sentiment [May 8th.] 
Pile It On #141. ~ Think Small (raindrops!) and/or Pencils [May 5th.]
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inside detail

I don't own a MINC machine (yet) but I got a few of the Heidi Swapp MINC reactive foils! I used the mint colored one, wich was a perfect for this card ~ and I simply added it onto high-tack tape, rubbing it with a bonefolder. 
It doesn't work as good as with the laminator, and if you mess to much with it, it may scratch off and become sticky ~ but it's still a very nice and easy (plus cheap) way of foiling :) 


As you can see by this detail pic, I added glossy accents 
to some of the raindrops, and the 'Silver' word. 
I like adding a bit of shine whenever I can :)


I also found a matching envelope in my stash, how lucky!
 

Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101 'LW101 Cindys Umbrella' digistamp. Creative Stamping #38. 'Whatever the weather' stampset (sentiment/clouds++). Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp 'Chevron background'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 PP.

Embellishments: None! the foiling is blingy enough :)

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® 'Inverted Corner Punch'.
Dies: Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Australian Collection - Background Die Set'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Rangers Glossy accents. Double sided tape. Woodware High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Heidi Swapp MINC reactive foil 'Mint'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & Oxide inkpads to watercolor and distress image and papers. To heat emboss (chevron pattern) I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & white Top Boss embossingpowder. To give the whole motif a bit more shine, I spritzed it lightly with a mix of mica and water.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Vintage Pink confirmation

 
Dette konfirmant staffeli kortet, med vintage rosa farger, blir min aller siste DT inspirasjon for Papirplaneten... Kommer til å savne å være en del av dette teamet, kjempeflotte jenter ♥ Stor klem og masse lykke til videre! Sees rundtom på fb og i blogg-land! 
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Mai utfordringen har fått et 'alt-er-lov' som tema, og vi håper du føler deg inspirert til å delta med dine kreasjoner hos oss ♥

http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.com/
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My DT inspiration for this months challenge at PapirPlaneten is a vintage all pink easel card for a girls confirmation day. Some of the motifs are censored as I could not show here the actual photos of the girl confirmand as a small child :)

It's my final creation as a member of the DT, and while I am going to miss beeing a part of this team of fabulous crafty girls, I'll still be seeing them around on fb and blogland ♥ Big hugs and Best wishes! ♥
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PapirPlaneten is an norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe, and the theme for the month of May is an easy one, Anything goes! You are more than welcome to join with your creations, but the main prize is only shipped within Norway ♥
http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on] 
(NB: Card is not made recently ~ but never showed/blogged online before = new. Delete if not acceptable) 
C.R.A.F.T. #465. ~ Add A Charm! [May 2nd.]
Crafty Gals Corner #164. ~
Anything goes [May 8th.]
Crafting-With-Friends #66. ~ Anything Goes
[May 10th.]
Simply Papercraft #57. ~ Anything goes [May 24th.]

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80. ~ Always AG (entry#2.)[May 4th.]
Cute Card Thursday #527. ~ Pretty In Pink [May 2nd.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything goes [May 2nd.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappiness #4. ~ Konfirmasjon! [14. mai.]

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envelope & tag  ~   back detail

Stamps/Images: Kreativ Hobby stempel 'Noter svingende' & 'Rund - Konfirmanten 2'. Kaisercraft 'Texture stamp Botanical' & 'Hummingbird CS808' Clear Stamps. A day for Daisies digistamps 'A Wing And A Prayer - Music For Me - piano' and 'Little Piano'. Queen Kat Stamps 'Gothic necklace', and 'Time piece - by Jeanie Dickinson' rubberstamp. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Buzzcraft 'Paws Fur A Moment' Clear Rubber Stamps Set 464 (football).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock and Bazzill Bling pink cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Misc scraps of Designerpapers.

Embellishments: Butterfly charm and pink glitter brad unknown. Kaisercraft Pink pearl bling. Ribbon from Nille Memories pink polkadots. Washi from Kremmerhuset vintage text.

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 22'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'Storybook 4x8 Mini Alphabet', 'QK Nesting Shapes Lace Squares DC0158' and 'REV-0084 Heart'. Magnolia Doohickey's Dies 'Vintage tag'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. Rangers Glossy accents.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress images and papers.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mermaid kisses & Starfish Wishes

 
Har alltid hatt en forkjærlighet for havfruer og falt helt pladask for Hero Arts sitt klubb kit i mai ifjor ~ siden da har jeg fått hvert måneds kit fra dem og har alltid blitt superfornøyd med innholdet! Men dette var bare så spesielt og så populært, at Hero Arts har gjort stemplene og diesene tilgjengelig for vanlig kjøp også! :)



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inside card & back detail

I enter my 'bubbles' mermaid card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
(NB: Cards created last year ~ but never showed/blogged online before = new ~ delete if not acceptable) 
💦 Southern Girls #Triple F ~ Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers [May 1st.]
💦 Creatalicious #137. ~ AG w. Option: Dies and Punches
(entry#2.)[April 28th.]
💦 Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1816. ~ Always Anything Goes
[April 29th.]
💦 Colour Crazy #wk.16. ~ Anything Goes [May 3rd.]
💦 Love to Craft #21. ~ April: Anything Goes [April 30th.]
💦 Retarte #119. ~ Anything Goes [April 24th.]
💦 Creative Craft Cottage #106. ~ Anything Goes [May 3rd.]
💦 Create and inspire #73. ~ AG opt. use dies or stencils [May 8th.]

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I've always had a love for all things mermaids, and completely fell in love with the Hero Arts club kit of May last year. Since then I've subscribed to every monthly kit and have always been super happy with the contents! Fantastic kits, great value and quality :)

That mermaid kit was so special and became so popular that Hero Arts actually made it a permanent set in their catalog! (not the whole kit, just the stamps, stencil and dies as seperate buys). So now everyone can buy and play with theese gorgeous mermaids ♥

🧜‍♀️ My second card has a fun shaker window, and I colored the mermaid to look like Ariel the little Mermaid from Disney!


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inside card & back detail

 

I enter my shaker mermaid card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
(NB: Cards created last year ~ but never showed/blogged online before = new ~ delete if not acceptable 
🐡 Fab & Funky #390. ~ Fantasy/Fairy Tales [April 24th.]
🐡 My Time to Craft #369. ~ Inspired by a Film! (=the little Mermaid) [May 4th.]
🐡 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80. ~ Always Anything Goes
[May 4th.]
🐡 Crafts Galore Encore #50. ~
Always Anything Goes! [April 30th.]
🐡 Die Cut Divas ~ April: Anything Goes [April 30th.]
🐡 Happy Little Stampers ~ Always AG with Dies  [April 30th.]
🐡 Simon Says Wed. ~ Sparkle And Shine [April 24th.]
🐡 Pile It On #141. ~ Small &/or Pencils (=fishes, sequins, tiny bling) [May 5th.]

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First I stamped several fish and the oyster, and a mermaid on watercolor paper with black archival ink. Then I used post-it notes to mask the stamps, and created the sandy seabed by tearing a piece of paper and using that as a mask. 
Inking with both regular distress inks and oxides as well as the ink cubes from the Hero Arts kit. The stencil that followed with the kit is just amazing, perfect to make it look like it's underwater, and it helps to splatter some waterdroplets too.
Now, the whole scene looked like a complete mess, but when you lift off the masks, the revealed scene is like magic  ..Then came the fun of coloring in the images :)


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Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH May 2017 Mermaid kit clearstamps & co-ordinating dies. I also used the Hunkydory 'Beautiful Mermaids' clearstamps set (to get some extra fishes and seaweeds).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock and Bling cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Misc scrap pieces of designerpapers, vellum. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 PP.

Embellishments: Multicraft 'Baby' craft medley cup sequins. Pink glitter Washi tape, from Panduro I think. Creative Expressions Self-Adhesive rhinestone gems.
Tools: 'Mermaid waves' Stencil from the HA kit. I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'.
Dies: Hero Arts co-ordinating dies & fancy sea weed dies from the mermaid kit. Joanna Sheen - Signature Dies 'Bubble Narrow Edger Dies SD484'. Creative Expressions 'Australian Collection - Background Die Set' by Sue Wilson. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels One s4161' and 'Grand Dies - Labels One'. Creative dies 'Ornate frames DIOB0049'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents, stickles. Hero Arts acetate.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and Oxides, & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Hero Arts ink pad cubes. Signo white pigment ink pen.