Monday, November 16, 2009

the Blog Candy winner!

Smiley from millan.net


With the help of Random.org, #8 is the lucky number this time: Janice M! Congrats! Her lovely blog is called Inkee Paws.

Please send me your name & adress in an email to: tindaloo @ hotmail.com (just remove the spaces)
Mention the BlogCandy in the subject line & Let me know if you'd prefer regular paper or aquarelle-paper for the stamp-motifs I'll include! Hope you'll have tons of fun with it all :)

& a big Thanks to all of you for playing!!! *hugz*

On another note - the craft fair didn't happen for me this time, wich I'm a little bummed about, especially since the fee was paid already.. But i talked it over with my family on friday, and we didn't want to take any chances since a fair is a big crowd. Probably 2-300 people, and the swine-flu has grown the last couple of weeks here. My nephew has had to stay with us until his vaccine kicked in, 'cause his family have it. And earlier today we heard my uncle might have it too! Since me and my mum haven't gotten the vaccine, don't want any either - though there are riskfactors - we just try to be careful not to get exposed :)

Here is a card I made some time ago but haven't gotten around to putting in my blog. My favourite little guy from Doodle Factory! :)

Stamps/Image: Starving ArtiStamps - Doodle factory 'Twinkx'. Kort & Godt Textstamp reads: Happy (birth)day.
Paper: Bazzill Misc cardstock.
Embellishments: The frame, made with misc scrap paper and a puzzlepiece-puncher?, is bought on a forum from another scrapper :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Out of this world!

Lagde dette kortet etter en Skisse-utfordring hos A spoon full of sugar: #76. Og den herlige marsboer'n er et 'digitalt stempel' - noe jeg ikke har prøvd så mye før, kjempemoro! Man kan skrive ut akkurat i den størrelsen man vil :)
I made this card after the sketch by Sonja at the A spoon full of sugar challenge #76. And this is one of my first tries at digi stamps - it's so easy & superfun! :)


Stamps/Image: Digital stamp of the UFO's and stars - from artist Dustin Pike! Robots are from Storage Units Ink & More - lets compute, & you compute me. Text-beep-stamp is from the Basic Grey Gamma Series Stamp Kit.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock.
Cherry Arte - Arcade 'Alien invasion'. Sassafras - Serendipity Robots 'Back to the future'.
Embellishments: I've painted the images aquarelle pencils + water, and I added a lot of glitterglue & 3Ddots.

Quixotic Birthday!

Den aller første utfordringen til den nye bloggen Quixotic Challenge er Bursdagskort! Følte for noe fargerikt og moro, og man kan bruke hvilke produkter man vil - Mine doodle factory stempler har ligget litt avglemt, men denne lille fyren hadde veldig lyst å være med å leke. Er han ikke søt? :)The lovely webshop Quixotic Paperie has opened a brand new challenge blog! #1. wich is Birthday themed. And you can use any kind of products, so this time my cute little Doodle factory guy got to come out and play :) I've been shopping there too so next time I might give my new Kraftin'KimmieStamp Charlotte a try!

Stamps/Image: Starving ArtiStamps - Doodle factory 'Twinkx'. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. Kort & Godt Textstamp reads: Happy birthday.
Paper: Misc cardstock, Bazzill, and a paper from Sandylion Disney 'Fairies theme pack'. From the BAM POP! volume 2 coll. papers: a speach-bubble cut out.
Embellishments: Prima flower Essentials 4 - Dude. Basic Grey brads. Fiskars Scalloped Lace Border Punch.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Posting #100 & BlogCandy!

Wow! Smiley from millan.net --------CLOSED-------

Ikke bare er dette innlegg #100., men jeg har også hatt over tolv tusen hits på siden! Så nå er det tid for en bloggcandy igjen!
Det du må gjøre er: Skrive om candyen min i bloggen din og linke tilbake hit fra den, og kommentere under så jeg vet at du har gjort det ~ så er du med i trekningen! Stenger Søndag 15.Nov. klokka 21.00 :)

This is my 100th posting, so I'm celebrating with some candy! Also I'm going to a fair next weekend (see last posting), so I'm a little exited about that! This is a thanks for all the nice comments on my blog, to all my followers, and to all you bloggers out there who's lurking on my blog from time to time ~ I see you! There's been more than 12.000 hits - how cool is that! :)

This candy is open to all who has a blog (I will ship anywhere) and it will close after I get home from the fair, on Sunday 15th of November ~ 09:00PM my time (See clock on the sidebar). And
I'll draw randomly.
I only ask that you post about my candy on your blog ~ or in your candy-sidebar, with a link back to here ~ and leave a comment below. You are free to follow my blog too - but only if you wish :)

The Candy: Unmounted SugarNellies & some embellies on top ~ and I will also put in 10 secret sweet stamp-motifs(prints) as well! :) PS: the 2 text stamps say 'so sweet so sweet' & 'made with love'. The three image stamps can be found here at Funkykits: Peek a Bunny. Maggie with Stick & Accesories! & Nellie with Puppy.

Friday, November 6, 2009

SuperDad!

Jeg har litt smånerver for tiden - og lager kort på spreng, fordi det bare er en uke til jeg skal på Håndtverksdagene på Melbu (Hadsel), 14. og 15 November - og jeg skal ha en liten salgbod der med kortene mine ++ litt papirhobby småtterier :) Blir kjempespennende! Og første gangen jeg har sittet på 'utstilling', vært mest familie og venner, og venners venner som har kjøpt kortene mine til nå..
Håper bare jeg har lagd opp nok til da. Det var jo meningen at jeg skulle bruke disse mnd. etter sommeren til det, men så ble jo pappa syk og ble lite tid til hobby.. Og med begravelsen og greier.. så det ble først nå at jeg har fått opp produksjonen. Heldigvis har jeg en masse kort og ting som ikke er solgt, så det går nok fint *krysser fingrer* :)

Pappa ville elsket å få dette kortet - han likte Fantomet, Tarzan og Supermann, og når jeg var liten så var han jo min SuperPappa :)

Utfordringen hos Cute Card Thursday #85. denne gang, er å bruke primærfargene: Rød, blå og Gul. Det er ganske sterke farger og ikke så ofte jeg bruker dem - går jo mest i myke jordfarger, vintage-type kort, men primærfarger passer kjempegodt til gutte-kort eller til menn har jeg funnet ut!

A little exited theese days, and nervous 'cause I'm going to have a stand with my cards n stuff, at Melbu Crafts Christmas-Fair on the 14th & 15th of November. This will be my first try at such an event so wish me good luck! :)

Cute Card Thursdays challenge this time is #85. Primary Colours: Red, Blue & Yellow. Not the typical colors I like using, but perfect for a boy or male-type card :) And in light of fathersday, this is one for all the dads...
As a kid my dad was SuperDad, - very strong and he wrestled with crocodiles to save mum (very good with the tall tales my dad *lol*), and he loved reading the cartoon 'the Phantom', and I remember watching the Superman-movies with him when I was little - So he would have loved getting this! :)

Stamps/Image: Eat Cake Graphics 'Mr.Billingsworth' (The 'S' on his chest is drawn on). Kreativ Hobby ticket stamp 'Journaling linjer' (handwritten txt= 'Superdad'). And I also used a Magnolia stamp 'flames' under the superman-image.
Paper: Cherry Arte 'Arcade - Alien invasion'. From the BAM POP! volume 2 coll. a frame + yellow paper. The red dotted paper is from Panduro Design.
Embellishments: The image pops out with 3D-squares, wich doesn't show in the scan.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet Dexter the Bear X-mas card

Dette kortet har jeg laget etter skisse #22 til Sugar Bowl utfordrings bloggen. Og man skulle inkludere Blonder på kortet. På tide å få fart på julekortene! *hehe* Det søte teddy-stemplet er fra Sugarnellie, som jeg har kjøpt på FunkyKits. Og jeg får faktisk snart (håper jeg) en spennende pakke derfra - HomeGrown Autumn kit09!!
Gleder meg såå masse -->
Smiley from millan.net This card is made after the sketch by Kathy Challenge #22, for the The Sugar Bowl Challenge. Included should be Lace, wich I luckily had a piece :) The teddy-stamp is SO cute, and soon i will get more Sugarnellies from FunkyKits! I'm waiting for the HomeGrown Autumn kit09 - wich I know I'll be having loads of fun with! Hope it lands in the mailbox real soon :)

Stamps/Image: SugarNellie - 'Dexter the Bear' by Little Cotton Rabbits. Can be bought at FunkyKits - UK.
Kortets innside {Click on the pic below to see the Inside of the card} Sugarnellie stamp - Cherub by Leanne Ellis. And the Text-stamp (=Merry Christmas) is from Stempelhobby/Kin Flicks (no longer in business).


Paper:Bazzill/cardstock.
Panduro Design - Vintage Christmas 'cherished'. Ladybug & Friends 'when you wish - christmas snow'.
Embellishments: Creative Imaginations epoxy stickers by Christine Adolph (text & tree). Prima - Got flowers & Artful collage flower. Plus some Lace & a BG brad!

Back to the 80's with a Twist!

Utfordringen hos Stampin' for the Weekend - er #22 - Back to the 80's with a Twist! Velge en av låtene: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" av Cyndi Lauper + bruke fargene: Oransje, blå og lilla. The challenge this week at Stampin' for the Weekend #22 is: Back to the 80's with a Twist! Using the colors orange, blue & purple, as well as picking one of the 80's songs in the challenge - mine is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper.

Stamps/Image: Skater Katie from PapilioStamps, wich can be bought at Steffens. The text-stamp Kort & Godt - says 'Congratulations'.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, & Making Memories Spiral Journaling by Noteworthy.
Embellishments: Prima flowers - the big one is a 'Painterly petals'. QK RS-0101 leaf.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stampotique Baby Cakes!

Stampotique har mange kjempestilige stempler - litt spesielle, goth inspirerte og merkelige stempler.. Dette er ikke goth, men den furtne minen på 'Baby Cakes' er ikke vanlig å finne på vanlige stempler - og passet så utrolig bra til denne teksten. Angrer litt på at jeg solgte det, mulig jeg må kjøpe det på nytt ;)

Utfordringen hos
Charisma Cardz #43 - Ingen bakgrunns papirer - så her er det motivet i fokus.
The Challenge #43 at Charisma Cardz is - No Backing Papers, so here the image is in focus, and I do love this cutie stamp! Stampotique has the coolest goth inspired stamps - and I have two more girls, this one I've sold - wich I kinda regret now...
I may have to buy it again!
Smiley from millan.net *lol*

Stamps/Image: Stampotique - Baby Cakes (Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente). Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. Text-stamp is from Stempelhobby/Kin Flicks (no longer in business) 'Venn 1' by Ksenia - and it reads: 'Nothing warms more than some encouragement from a friend'.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock.
Embellishments: Prima artful collage flowers. QK RS-0101 leaf. Basic Grey brads. The image is cut out with Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4.

G is for Green...

G = Grønn er utfordringen til ABC bloggen denne uka - og dette er vel så grønt så det kan bli :)
Having Green as the main color is this weeks challenge at ABC - I'm a little low on green patterned papers, so pure cardstock this time - but green it is!

Stamps/Image: Cornish Heritage Stamp - by Kim Hughes - Owen the Owl. Text-stamp (=congrats on the BD) from Kreativ Hobby, and Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup.
Paper: Misc bazzill cardstock.
Embellishments: Misc. ribbons, and lots of cats eye chalk. Image is painted in H2O, but the shimmery paint doesn't show well in the scan - imagine the shine!

Fairy Magic cards :)

Fra Faerie Song Art eller hos SCACD - magiske stempler! Jeg elsker alt av fantasi, alver, feer, drager og pixies... Har tilogmed en pixie-tatovering, et islandsk/norrønt symbol, og to drager på kroppen! :) Så jeg blir alltid kjempeglad når jeg finner nye fantasifulle stempler på nett - at det går litt hardt utover pengeboka får så være *lol*
I love all that's magical - Fairies, pixies, dragons & Fantasy! It shows in my stampcollection, 'cause my Visa pops up instantly when I see something whimsical & magic in new stamps :)
And theese cuties is created by Valarie Wade and come from
Fairy Song Art Stamps, and u can get them there or with Susanas Custom art and card design.
Even my body tattoos show my love for fantasy - a pixie sitting on a mushroom.. a seadragon on my arm and a tiny dragon on my ancle, and a islandic/norse runic symbol on my wrist.
Stamps/Image: Fairy Song Art Stamps - Sweet Delights by Valarie Wade: Angelica & Flirty Valentine. Text-stamps from Kreativ Hobby (wish u a magical day), & Hanna stamps - Graffiti Mini CS Set.
Paper: Misc scrap-paper & cardstock, tags from Daisy D's & the rose-journaling note sheet is Prima.
Embellishments: Prima flowers. Blossom-flower-brad is from Imaginisce. Misc. other brads n' stickers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Riley the moose cards

Jeg kommer til å legge ut flere kort over de neste ukene som jeg har laget for en tid siden, men ikke har fått tid til å blogge :) Her er et par kort laget med litt til-overs-papir-biter, med motiv fra Hanna Stamps - en herlig liten elg som heter Riley!I haven't had much time to go online during the last months, but i've been crafting some - so there will be lots of cards popping up on my blog from now on :)

Here is another Riley card - he's a cute little character isn't he? The shop u can get him at is Hanna Stamps! I've gotten tons of new stamps, and i can't wait to try them all out, now that I have lots of time to play :)


Stamps/Image: Hanna Stamps - Riley the moose - Coffee riley. Text stamp from Kreativ Hobby.
Paper: Leftover scrap-papers, Basic grey & Sassafraslass, and cardstock.
Embellishments: My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie - Ooh la la 'Sunshine' french borders (flowers sticker). I've colored the stamp-motifs with LePlume pens this time.

In memory of my dad :)


My dad died last month, after beeing sick for some weeks, and it's been a sad time for all in the family. Because of the altzheimers, he didn't reckognize us anymore - not even knowing who he himself was or where he was, but he knew us as someone who cared for him and that he was surrounded by warmth all the time, up until the end. The pages above is from the front and back of the pamphlet for the funeral, with psalms inside. It's much more personal to make it oneself rather than having the funeral-bureau do it, - Like with the front and the berries he always used to fill up the freezer with in the early days.. And the back with the mountains and scenery as of Lofoten where he grew up. And I wrote a poem in memory of him, in wich I mention that we will remember him as he once was - before he got ill and forgot most things, - when he was as strong as the mountaingoat, a real 'king of the forest'.. And that he now is as 'free as the birds' from one of his favourite songs, but that we'll always miss him... ♥

PS: The pamphlet was created in word and paint, and the backgrounds is from different sets of gorgeous recycled letterpaper made by the company Hippopotamus.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

...thoughts on Altzheimers & my dad

To all my internet buddies.. I haven't been able to craft or blog as much, and as often as I want to - or to go to my fave communities and chat with fellow scrappers. My health haven't been the best of late, and also because my dear old dad is taking up a lot of time during the day...

Theese days I'm working on a new project - a picture book in A4 size that my dad can look at, and we can read on the backs places and things from the past to trigger the small parts of his memory that still is there... Like his mum and dad and the place he grew up :)
My dad has had the Altzheimer's disease since the early 90's, and the last months it has gotten so much worse, to the point that he doesn't know who we are, or sometimes even himself. He sees things and people who aren't there, and can't comprehend the simplest of things, like why there are people inside the tv - looking at him and talking to him...

We have him still at home, although he needs help with absolutely everything now, from going to the bathroom, feeding him, dressing him, and supporting him when he walks.

It's so sad to see how quickly he's deterriating. We have to be at his side most of the day, 'cause he is like a child, getting anxious when he doesn't see us, and in need of attention all the time. Luckily he loves music, especially oldtime-dance-band music, like Vikingarna (a swedish band), so we have a cd playing constantly to calm him down, and we sit and hold his hand a lot...

It's me and my mum who are the caregivers, and it's beginning to take it's toll on both of us. And especially my mum, who has moved him into her room to keep an eye on his movements during the night. We haven't got the best of health between us - my mum have Sjøgrens. And we share other things like rheumatic pains in the joints, backpains, fibromyalgia, strong migrains (my mum didn't get so much migrains after her menopause - wich makes me long for that, although I'm 34...), Oh and some allergies too.. And I have some hormonal wackyness goings on wich is not quite fun.. (with the need to shave like a man). And no - we're not total wrecks in this family - just a little bit! *lol* ;)

My three brothers are in full-time jobs, and are busy busy busy.. But they visit and chat with dad sometimes, and my youngest brother have taken him on a short walk once a week, as well as giving him a good shave - he only complains when me or mum tries :) My dad has always been a very active man, and taking hikes in the woods and mountains has been his hobby. Now that his feet won't carry him long, and his appetite is low, and he is wobbly all over... the trips has ceased. But that makes him very agitated and restless... He get's medecine to calm down a bit, but the constant talking and confusions are very tiring.. So I'm wondering how long we can keep up.
But we want to keep him at home as long as humanly possible. Both me and my mum have worked in the healthcare system, and know firsthand how the elderly and the ones with dementia are treated. Not that they don't have the best healthcare the county can offer - it's that the county isn't able to provide the thing that's most needed - human contact. They sit there in their chair with the staff rushing past all day long, no-one is able to just sit and hold hands and talk. Too short on cash for that... hopefully more effort will be done this year with the change of the 'political regime'?

The Norwegian election for priminister and political party was last night. I didn't vote.. I voted last time - on the guy who won, but I can't see much progress. And promises have been broken.. Haven't heard any good from the other 'windbags'.. so I couldn't decide!
Anyway... wow - this was a very long rant! Glad I begun writing this in english, 'cause I think I'm skipping on the translating today! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sugarnellies Dress-Up Maggie!

Er ikke dette stemplet søtt? Minner meg om når vi var små og kledde oss ut i mamma sine klær :) Dette er laget etter Kathy's Sketch på The Sugar Bowl utfordring #18. Og jeg fikk brukt opp litt restepapir også, har en full skuff av små biter, så det blir mye kort fremover der jeg ikke er sikker på produsenten :)
I love this cute stamp - reminds me of when we were kids and dressed up in moms clothes :) This is made after the Kathy's sketch in The Sugar Bowl challenge #18.

Stamps/Image: Sugarnellie - Dress-Up Maggie, Toves Design - Kosemoseklem (hugs&cuddles for u my friend)
Paper: Leftover scrap-papers, and bazzill cardstock. The notepaper is from a Making Memories spiral journaling book - Love notes.
Embellishments: Flower unknown. QK - buttons RS-0139, wich I've glazed with Ranger's Glossy accents - a great tool! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice!

Den nye utfordringsbloggen Anyone for Anya? er oppe og går - og den første oppgaven er altså å lage noe i stil med 'Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice'... Når jeg hører dette er det 'sukkersøt pastell' som ringer i hodet mitt! *lol* Dermed et litt utypisk kort for meg, siden jeg liker mere 'jordfarger og vintage stil'..
...Og siden jeg var så godt i gang, ble det ett til med HouseMouse også! Dette kortet syntes jeg passet til Tuesday Morning Sketches farge utfordring: #8 - lilla, grønn og kraft/mosegrønn... :) Finally it is the first challenge at the new blog Anyone for Anya? And it's a nice one - although not very 'me' in the color-department ... *lol* When I saw the theme - Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice - I immediately thought of sweets & pastel colors!

And I was so in the 'mood' when I was done with my card of Anya for the challenge, that I made one more pastel card. With one of my fave mice - Maxwell!!! This card fits Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #8 - I think! This is not after a sketch but a color challenge: eggplant, celery & kraft - But I didn't have any kraft left, so I used yucky olive instead! *lol* Stamps/Image: The Greeting Farm - Anya stamps 'Shine'. House Mouse - Feeling Rosy (Maxwell).
Paper: Panduro hobby Scrapboooking Moments - Aqua coll. papers, & some leftover scrap-papers /cardstock.
Embellishments: Flowers unknown. MM brads. My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie - Mademoiselle 'Mother' french borders (stripes + text sticker). The star-stickers are Tatty Teddy. And Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4. Cats-Eye chalk inkpad used was Blue Iris, and the images are colored with DistressInk/H2O/watercolors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Kiss!

Dette stempelmotivet er fra Victoria Case - kjempeherlige designs hun lager, bare ta en titt i webshoppen hennes! :) Hun har både digitale motiv og gummistempler, som dette. Jeg har laget dette kortet etter skissen i utfordringsbloggen VC Stamp Challenges #13.This card is made after the sketch in VC Stamp Challenges #13. Victoria Case have some real sweet and cool designs, both digital and rubber! Here is her VC Stamp Shop.

The scan of the card doesn't show very well that half of the patterned blue paper is heat embossed with clear EP. Also this time I've put away my watercolors and used LePlume markers - on plain paper! Works fine when I want a more intense coloring :)

Stamps/Image: Victoria Case - Steal a kiss. Magnolia - Tildas fåglar (Tildas birds). Inkadinkado - Bohemian flourishes.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock. K&C - Brenda Walton - mira indigo word swirl. And a green scrap-paper..
Embellishments: Prima flowers, BasicGrey brads. Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4. + Cats Eye Chalk ink.. And again, it doesn't show in the scan, but the image 'stands out' with 3D tape.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

BlogCandy Winners! :) 1-2-3-4!

Should have known to add a longer deadline, not many has signed up to get theese goodies *lol* ;) But the more chances for the ones who did! And since no one had given the same answers, I didn't need to 'choose away' any of you, like the last time I had a blogcandy - now that was a really difficult task! :)
I actually used 5 hours and 25 minutes on my new blog background & header, there were some html to be fixed as well... And I'm not too bright about theese gadgets *lol*

Ta-da!... Chrisd was the closest with 5 hours, yippi!
and... Kari & Kristin came up 2nd and 3rd! hurra!

Wishing I could send to all of u (but not having enough ink nor paper ;) - I have randomly picked one more to get stampmotifs from me!!!
And her name is... JanJ!

Can all the lucky winners send me your name & adresses in an email to: tindaloo @ hotmail.com (just remove the spaces)
Please mention BlogCandy in the subject line & Let me know if you'd prefer regular thick paper instead of aquarelle, in case u only color with copics! :)
Thanks for playing!!! *hugz*

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Zero Embellishments!

Denne ukens utfordring hos ABC er rett og slett å bruke ingen pynteting på kortet - og det er absolutt ikke lett! Jeg har sååå mange fine blomster og annet stæsj.. men jeg brukte en nydelig hjørne-puncher isteden for å 'style' det opp litt :)This week Z is for Zero Embellishments on the ABC challenge blog. That's just as challenging, if not more, than my previous post!!! But here it is, no flowers, no ribbons, nothing but ink and paper :)

Stamps/Image: Papilio - Ole's lille lam (Oles little lamb) and I've used a text stamp from Stempelhobby/Kin Flicks (no longer in business) plate 'Venn 1' by Ksenia - and it reads: 'To a good friend'.
Paper: Bazzill cardstocks, K&Company - Blue Awning blue swirl floral.
Embellishments: None!
But I've used lots of ink, Spellbinder Nestabilities - Oval classic Scallop Large S4111, and an EK success corner puncher.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sukkersött #2

Sukkersött bloggen har 1-års jubileum og kjempemasse premier og utfordringer :) Jeg har også prøvd meg, på #2 og 3 iallefall... #1. som er å brette et kort eller eske på en spesiell måte må jeg fundere mere på... Men fristen går ut i kveld, så jeg legger dem inn nå!

Utfordring #2. Oppgaven er denne: "Lag et enkelt kort i en minimalistisk stil. Maks 2 mønsterark, maks 2 stempeltrykk, maks 2 pyntesaker."
Det var vanskeligere enn jeg trodde faktisk! Det ble lixom enten eller - enten masse stæsj på, eller så ble det veldig minimalistisk kort.. Ingen trykk, bare bazzill, et bilde, to sommerfugler og en rubon! The Norwegian challengeblog Sukkersött, have a very difficult anniversary-challenge #2... To only use maximum: 2 patterned papers, 2 stamped images, and 2 embellies... It sounds easy enough, and I must say I struggled with this one, but I ended up with a very minimalistic card in the end. The orchid-card is the one I'm entering in the challenge. :)

I also made this, an Orangutang card wich reads something like: If you had been here, you would get a real bear-hug!
Stamps/Image: The photos of the orchid and orangutang are taken by me at the Palomitos Park/Zoo on Gran Canaria. Texts are a rubon from Ett Trykk, & Scrapmagasinet plate 27B.
Paper: Bazzill cardstocks, some scrap-paper, and Basic Grey - Stella Ruby 'Shopping with Dorothy'.
Embellishments: Butterflies from 'A-stickers - Accessorize/Monsoon'. Brads by BasicGrey. The die used on the orchid, is Spellbinder Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Circle Large S4115. I've also used sandpaper.

Sukkersött #3

Utfordring #3. "Lag ditt fineste kort, i en stil som definerer deg som kortlager, eller med ting du har dilla på for øyeblikket."

Min egen stil.. Vet ikke helt om jeg har én stil? Men jeg har fått hørt at den er litt rustikk, vintage i kantene, og det kan vel stemme - cat's eye putene mine er den tingen som er oftest blir oppbrukt! Min magnolia bryllups-swirl, Primablomster og spellbinders-dies er i bruk på så og si alle kort for tiden... Og jeg vet ikke om dette er det fineste kortet mitt, men jeg ble iallefall kjempefornøyd! Dette er et kort til ei gammel tante :)
The Norwegian challengeblog Sukkersött, who has their 1-year Anniversary, have set a great challenge #3. To make your finest card, in your own style, or with your latest fave scrap-items.. And I think this represent my style & passion for my magnolia-swirly-stamp, nestabilities, and prima-flowers ;)

Stamps/Image: Kreativ Hobby - Bestemor Troll. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. The txt is from Scrapmagasinet plate 27B (congratulations on your day).
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, and Panduro kraft paper. The green and burgundy papers from Basic Grey 6x6 'Infuse' & 'Sugared' paperpads.
Embellishments: The flower is from Prima. The dies used are Spellbinder Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles S5006, QuicKutz - RS-0400 heart mini (with bronze glimmermist on!), and I think it's the Studio alphabet-numbers I used :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time for a change ~ BlogCandy!

This Candy is now Closed!!!
I'll announce the three winners shortly in a new entry :)
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...Got a little bored with my blog lately, so I've refreshed my blog header and background - and I'm no digital-wiz, so that took some doing! - U like??
..I used the free version of 'Photofiltre' - a great program wich I'm quite addicted to, my trusty epson scanner, and I would be lost without old 'Paint' in windows as well :)
..And I thought some candy would be nice!!!

The PopQuiz: Guess how long (hours/minutes) it took me to make the background & header, and to get it up & running on the blog??? If many has the same correct answer, there will be random-picking between them (random.org)

If you want you can add me to your candybar or mention my candy on your blog.
You are free to follow my blog too - but only if you want to :) ...I've finally added the follow me-gadget, after some consideration, the blog is already way too packed with gizmos of many kinds *lol*

To celebrate the soon to be 5000 hits on my blog, I will pick one lucky person who will get the candy on this photo!!! :) The two stamps are new & unmounted, and made by Kreativ Hobby in Norway: Trollkids/Trollunger & Knight/Ridder.

And there is even more Candy! I'll pick out two lucky girls (or guys) who each gets a sweet surprise of:
..30 STAMP-MOTIFS..
(= permanent stamped images on aquarelle paper - but if you want regular paper instead, I can fix that too)


So just answer me the popquiz, and there are three chances u could win some candy!!!
...The blogcandy's will run until the 9th of August - 9:00PM / 21:00 my time (check the clock on my blog!) And I will ship all over the world :)

PS: The hellokitty-image is only a cute candy-pic, has nothing to do with the blogcandys! What kind of stamp-motifs is a Secret, i only say - they are sweet ;)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Angus the Love Muffin!

Har dere sett de nye Manga-stemplene som ankommer FunkyKits snart??? Wow, et par er bare-må-ha! Håper jeg vinner denne challengen (as if..), for da får jeg dem alle! ;) Sugarbowls challenge #15 er en skisse av Gayle, som du kan se her. Super-enkel skisse, men utrolig flott og anvendbar. Kommer nok til å bruke den flere ganger ja! Challengen må også inkludere 'Ribbons & Bows'. Og jeg har iallefall prøvd :) Ikke akkurat den fineste sløyfen, mye krøll for å få den til, gluedots på bordet og fingrene...
The last sketch-challenge at SugarBowl was great! #15 by Gayle. But I'm not a wiz at making bows... and the gluedots was not so much in the bow, than sticking to my fingers & table afterwards! *lol*

Stamps/Image: Angus the dog with bone from Sugarnellie. + Cat's Pajamas stamps. And inside: Dexter the Bear by Little Cotton Rabbits also Sugarnellie.Paper: Bazzill cardstock. Love papers from Your crafts beautiful.
Embellishments: Prima flowers and MM brads. The patterned Ribbon is from CraftLover - Fancy. I've used the Spellbinder Nestabilities - Small Labels - on the stampmotif. And an corner puncher from EK success.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Doraline with ladybug!

Kjøpte nylig noen ny-delige stempler fra Motivet; Doraline med marihøne/nyckelpiga, og James og ShyBear (Artful Stamper). De to sistnevnte har jeg sett brukt på kort rundtom på flere blogger, og ble helt forelska! gleder meg til å bruke dem :) Her har jeg brukt Doraline på et kort til motivets egen skisse-utfordring - se skissen på bloggen. Recently I bought some gorgeous stamps from Motivet, Doraline with ladybug, and James & ShyBear (Artful Stamper) - wich I'm so looking forward to play with!! I've used Doraline on this card for the sketch-challenge at Motivet's blog here.

Stamps/Image: Motivet - Doraline with ladybug, Cornish Heritage Farms - Distressed cicles scrapblock stamp, Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock. My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie - mon cheri 'baby' girl: Floral / Corail paper. And I used H2O - copper shimmer mist, to make the paper under the stamp-motif.
Embellishments:Bling it Rhinestones from Basic Grey. My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie - mon cheri 'baby' girl french borders (text sticker). Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels One used to cut the stamp-motif. And some ladybugstickers and a QK-bow RS-0118. Plus lots of Cats-eye-inking, dark brown is my fave :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Some of my Penny Black sweethearts!

Denne ukens utfordring #39. hos the CuttlebugSpot er å vise frem innsiden av et kort man har laget. Ble veldig fornøyd med dette jeg, men jeg pynter alltid innsiden på kortene mine! :) Er ikke Penny black musene skjønne? Jeg får aldri nok av disse stemplene!
This week's challenge is all about the inside of the card at the Cuttlebug Spot challenge #39. Here I have used some of my treasured sweethearts - the Penny Black mice! Some of the sweetest stamps I know of! :)

Stamps/Image: The mice with muffin are from the Penny Black Clearstamp set 'Critters', and on the inside PB - Surprise!! The text reads 'Happy birthday' and come from Scrapmagasinet - 27B. And the ribbon stamp is also from Scrapmagasinet - 36B. The swirlstamp is from Lazar StudioWERX Inc - Funky Holidays set.
Paper: White Bazzill cardstock,
DCWV - sweet neapolitan gltr., and inside a Noteworthy diecut journaling paper from M.M.
Embellishments: As always
(almost) I distress my cards with my small cats eye pads - don't know what I'd do without them! And I've used Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4 on the front stampmotif.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fairy Song Art Cards!

Drittvær! :( *snøft* Nå høljer det ned igjen... og leddene mine verker av væromslag - blir ikke mye kortlaging da.. heller ikke noe langtur, som vi hadde planer om. Den får vente på godværet - om det kommer! ;) *lol*

Her er et par sommerlige kort, som passet så fint til siste utfordring hos A spoon full of sugar: Challenge 58 - Summer. Her har jeg virkelig kost meg med akvarellmalingen! :) Fairy Song Art stemplene fra Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, er utrolig flotte å male på, med så flotte detaljer! *drømmesegbort*
A couple of summer cards to cheer me up when the weather here is dreary and wet & make my joints ache! ;) For the challenge at A spoon full of sugar #58 - Summer. I *love* theese Fairy Song Art stamps from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.

Stamps/Image: Fairy Song Art stamp - Lost in thought. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. The txt is from Northstar stamps and reads something like: 'the sweet summertime' & 'good summer'.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock and aquarelle (watercolor) paper.
Embellishments: I've painted the images with H2O, distress inks and aquarelle paints. And the punches used are from Fiskars (scallop) and EK Success (corner).

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A couple of gorjuss cards ;)

Et par kort med et av de herlige stemplene fra Gorjuss, som man kan få tak i på FunkyKits, UK.
Det første kortet har jeg laget etter skissen til
Sugar Bowl challengen #13 Sketch by Lilian.Two more cards made with one of the Gorjuss girls from FunkyKits!
The top card is made after the
The Sugar Bowl – Challenge 13 – Sketch by Lilian.

Stamps/Image: SugarNellie - Gorjuss - Purrfect Friend. Texts from Stampendous - Love my Cat, & Cats pajamas - Loving Mew. The bottom card txt reads something like: 'Good friends prolongs the smile'.. from Kreativ Hobby. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup.
Paper: Bazzill & Kraft cardstock. Basic Grey Skate Shoppe - pop-shuv-it, and a Noteworthy diecut journaling paper from M.M.Embellishments: On the bottom card I made a striped paper with lots of sticky glue & bazzill scraps, leftovers from cutting & scoring the card itself. Then using the Cuttlebug & one of the dies from Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels One I cut the frame. Flower is from Prima, brad unknown. I paint my stamp-motifs with a mix of aquarelle paints, distress inks & H2O.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cute Door Signs :)

Tenkte jeg skulle prøve noe nytt! Disse dørskiltene er veldig enkle å lage. Først lagde jeg en mal av papp, 8x20 cm. Jeg bruker en passer til hullene, og skjærer ut med skalpell. Tekstene har jeg skrevet ut fra Word. Det fins SÅ mange flotte fonter rundt om på nett, jeg godt over 1000 fonter på pc'n, det er bare å velge å vrake :) Dafont er et godt sted å begynne å samle fonter, eneste problemet er at man lett kan bli avhengig ;)
Fronts ................. Backs

Fronts ................. Backs
I'm trying out something new, for me that is - I've seen lots of sweet doorsigns others made, so now I'm having a go! The texts reads: 'Welcome' on the front, and 'Stop! Don't disturb' on the backs. I'm quite addicted to fonts - and Dafont is a good place to find them! I got more than a 1000 on my computer - something for any theme :)

Stamps/Image: Winter Elves - Illumination from Pollycraft Designs, & Shine - Anya stamp from the greeting Farm. And the Inque Boutique - Bella Flora mini set.
Paper: Misc. scrapping papers. Bazzill, Sassafraslass - Fawnd of you.
Embellishments: Various stickers & embellies, tattoo images (yes they can be used on paper, not just on your kids skin :) The cute bear is from a 3Dsheet, Panduro. EK success Retro Flower punches (whale of a punch, medium, and small)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gorjuss Sugar Purrfect Friend :)

Regn regn og atter regn.... Vi har hatt en herlig sommer så langt - men nå er det som om vi får alt regnværet på en gang! Og så kaldt *brrr* skulle tro det var høst og ikke midt på sommeren :( Håper det blir godt vær igjen snart, har planer om å ta en biltur sammen med foreldrene mine nordover, kansje så langt som til Kirkenes! Besøke familie her og der, det blir kos :)
Ser det er veldig lenge siden sist jeg blogget - har masse kort liggende å vise frem, bare ikke hatt tid med internett i sommer.. Håper alle som titter innom har en fin ferie! :)

Dette kortet har jeg laget etter skissen til Sugar Bowl challengen #12 Sketch by Lia. Ble litt mørkt bilde i scanneren.. Jeg elsker disse nye stemplene fra Gorjuss - og gleder meg til neste pakke kommer fra FunkyKits :)I hope everyone is having a great summer!!! We sure are - right now we have a period with rain rain and more rain... but hopefully good weather will come again, and then we'll be off on a roadtrip up north.
I see it's been a while since I've blogged - been a busy bee! Lots of cards shall be scanned and shown off soon I promise :)

This card is for the The Sugar Bowl – Challenge 12 – Lia’s Sketch Love my new gorjuss stamps!!! And they look SO good in H2O & Distress ink!

Stamps/Image: SugarNellie - Gorjuss - Purrfect Friend. Stampendous - Love my Cat. Lazar StudioWERX Inc. 'photo' frame stamp. And the text 'Klem' (=Hug) is taken partial from a Kreativ Hobby stamp.
Paper: Bazzill. DCWV - The Pets Premium Paper Stack. The birdie is cut out of Fancy Pants - Sweet Spring - Madelon.
Embellishments: Eyelet & QK-shape Daisy RS-0376.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alexander Rybak & 'Fairytale'

Masse lykke til i kveld Norge og Alexander!!! :)
You Tube video of the Norwegian final!


My top 10 favourites :)
1. Norway & Alexander Rybak -
Fairytale
2. Estland/Estonia & Urban Symphony -
Rändajad
3. Hellas/Greece & Sakis Rouvas -
This is our night
4. Bosnia-Hercegovina & Regina -
Bistra Voda
5. Malta & Chiara -
What if we
6. Iceland & johanna - Is it true
7. Aserbadjan with Aysel & Arash - Always
8. Finland & Waldos People - Lose control
9. Denmark & Niels Brinck - Believe again
10. Sweden & Malena - la voix

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UPDATE: Hurra! Hurra! for 17 mai og Hurra! for Fairytale som vant! Se YouTubeVideo fra Moskva :)

Three cheers for Norways national holiday wich was on the 17th of may, and lots of joy for Alexander and 'Fairytale' wich won the eurovision song contest :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cupid Bug pop-out card

Har ikke laget mange slike 'pop-up & -out' kort før, men dette var veldig enkelt å lage. Bare rullet selve kortet gjennom cuttlebuggen med en nestabilities-dies, og pyntet litt - det som heter clean & simple kansje? :) Utfordringen på One Stop Craft Challenge #28 denne gangen er nettopp å kutte ut noe - rammer, pop-up effekt, osv. på kortet.
I love the cute bugs from Alota Rubberstamps! Have to get me some more soon :) The challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge #28 is to Cut It Out! So this card became a pop-out card.

Stamps/Image: Alota Rubberstamps - Cupid Bug. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. The text (unknown?) reads: I love you!
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Kaleidoscope 'Friends Dots/Blue Paper'
Embellishments: I've used the Cuttlebug and cut ou
t the frame in the card with one of the dies from Spellbinder nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circle Large. The stampmotif is placed on the inside of the card, and has adhesive 3D-foam under to 'pop' it out of the card. Bazzill(?) brad, and the flower is from Prima.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Don't Quote me, but... Tag & Card

Tags lager jeg sjeldent, men dette stemplet fra PaperArtsy inspirerte meg! Og jeg trengte en fin liten hilsen til min bror og hans familie når de flyttet inn i sitt nye hus :) PaperArtsy lager utrolig flotte stempler, du kan betale med visa via paypal, og de sender internasjonalt - gode priser også! Fikk meg masse fine stempler derfra for en stund siden :) Jeg lagde disse med tanke på denne utfordringen hos Caardvarks challenge ~ Don't Quote me, but.. Benytt et vers eller sitat på et kort. Caardvarks challenge ~ Don't Quote me, but.. this time is to create a card incorporating a verse or quote, so i've used this fab stamp from Paper Artsy to make my tag and card :)

Stamps: House-stamp from PaperArtsy - Love & Kisses 1. Text stamp - Gratulerer (=Congratulations) I don't know where from. Handwritten is the words 'med nytt hjem!' = with a new home.
Papers:
Basic Grey piece of scrap paper - think it's from the Stella Ruby line. And Sassafraslass - Fawnd of you, & Bazzill cardstock.

Embellishments:
Prima flower, MM brad, Blondes from my mum :) I made the tag by drawing the outlines to the tag from a BG tag! And i've spritzed it with Tsukineko Walnut antiquing ink & H2O copper Shimmering mist. To color in the house on the card, I've used LePlume markers.