Friday, February 28, 2014

my Vintage Inspiration Book!

AuroraWings er vår sponsor for utfordring #25 hos Creative Fingers ~ og jeg hadde noen nydelige steampunk digis som passet perfekt til temaet 'Vintage' som er helt valgfritt, så du kan også lage hva du vil! :)

Det er så mye flotte sitater og idèer å finne på nett og i blader, men alle notatene ligger bare rundtomkring, så for å få litt system på sakene har jeg lagd meg ei inspirasjons-bok til å samle alt i! :) 

AuroraWings is our sponsor for challenge #25 at Creative Fingers ~ and I had theese gorgeous steampunk digis wich perfectly matched our optional theme 'Vintage' ~ but it's as always an 'Anything goes' challenge if you prefer. Hope you'll join us! :)

inside front & back
There are SO many great quotes and crafting ideas around, online and in magazines etc., and I always write them down to remember 'em ~ but instead end up loosing them.. sounds familiar to anyone? So I've made myself an inspiration-book. Not going to loose this one! :)

Detail of the steampunk Owl
I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Rhedd and Rosie #27. ~ Anything But a Card! [March 11th.] 
Jellypark ~ Things With Wings! [March 11th.]
Everybody-Art-Ch. #267. ~ Ribbon or Lace
[March 3rd.] (no prizes/winners)
Ribbon Carousel
#RCC 90. ~ Use spooled item: washi tape! [March 2nd.]
Try It On Tuesday ~ Hand made, including some writing! [March 3rd.]

before I started altering..
 ..and the back of the finished book! 

Stamps/Images: AuroraWings 'Mechanical wings - Steampunk Angel & Steampunk Owl'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). North Star Stamps 'Dance, Love, Sing, Live'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. PRIMA Marketing Inc FB freebie 'tickets and banners'.
Papers: Melissa Frances 'Hope Chest'. PRIMA Marketing Inc - Nature Garden coll. 'Esprit'. MarmiteMamie - deviant art digi freebie 'Gentlemens Journey Papers'.
Embellishments/Tools: Cuttlebug 5x7 Embossing die Tim Holtz 'Clockworks'. EK Success Whale Of A Punch Large Circle 1.75". Basic Grey 'Hang 10' ribbon. Nille Memories brad and gold washi. Unknown Lace. Panduro Hobby Washi tape '3pk tekst/film'. ScrapyLand Poshi Washi tape 'Banana clock parts'. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads n markers to watercolor, write, and distress images and papers, as well dab/ink on the selfmade stencil of a Sizzix Bigz Die 'Reindeer w.Antlers'!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Miss Cupcake Gift-box & beeing Thrifty!

ArtByMiran er sponsor denne gang hos Creative Fingers, og som vanlig har vi 'Lag hva du vil' med et valgfritt tema på utfordring #24, som er 'Alt annet enn et kort!'. Jeg fikk dette kjempesøte digi-stemplet for mitt DT-bidrag, og dekorerte ei helt enkel eske jeg fant på salg på Notabene, for å romme en liten gave til min enda søtere niese! ♥
My DT creation for the Creative Fingers Challenge blog ~ This time around our sponsor is ArtByMiran, and I got this sweet cupcake-girl to color up! If you want to join us in Challenge #24, it's Anything Goes with an optional twist of 'Anything But A Card'! 

I've altered a giftbox I found on sale in the local bookstore. Dressed it with an owl fabric I found to be very cute, got five metres of for about 4$! And I actually stitched the sides of the box ~ wich ended up really ugly looking and my fingers hurt like... *bleep*.. But it will make a nice present for my sweet niece who's been asking me for a secret box to hold her keepsakes in ♥ and to give her the Hits for kids CD I also found on sale! 
Don't u just love shopping AFTER the holidays? Everything is so much cheaper, calmer and stressfree ~ I've even stocked up on lots of birthday and friend gifts to give away during the year, alot of this years christmas pressies too! 
I also swipe a good deal of free gift wrapping papers after shopping in a store ~ even if I just buy something for meself, so I don't have to buy expensive paper-rolls to wrap in when a gift is due! *Hush hush*... 
So that's my Top tip for today ~ be thrifty and save yourself some time and money.. so that you can buy more sweet crafty stuff for yourself! 
.. And to please find out how to sow before stitching away on your project ;) Top Tip has a great list ~ I really wish I'd printed out and looked at while before I started sowing *lol* Been several years since I last tried :)

I enter my creation into theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Stitching! (by hand) + (TIPs above) [March 3rd.]
Feeling Crafty #25. ~ Dies and/or Punches! [Feb.28th.]
Live & Love Crafts #20. ~ Love N' Lace
[Feb.28th./tops later this month]

detailed images ~ and how bad stitchwork looks like...

Stamps/Images: ArtByMiran digistamp 'Miss Cupcake'. Scrap Orchard Collab 'Our Life' owl digi element from Snips and Snails Designs, and SO Collab 'Winter Woodland' journaling digi element from Bella Gypsy Designs.
Papers: Canson Watercoloring paper, and misc scrap pieces of paper. (Keen eyes might recognize the stripey paper as the backingsheet behind the magnolia stamps when u buy them! Nothing nice gets wasted here!).
Embellishments/Tools: the BowEasy tool. Notabene cardboard gift box, adhesive pearls. JYSK Owl fabric. Marianne Designs Creatables 'Frame LR0293'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals Large'. Nille Memories washi tape, satin ribbon. Lace unknown. Dymo tape machine. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads n markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

a Hug for you ♥ Playing with my INKs!

Har lekt meg med noen ny-innkjøpte Dylusions blekk sprayer fra Ranger, og er helt hekta! Super kvalitet på disse, og så moro å bruke! Er helt blå på fingrene, ser ut som jeg har most 10 liter blåbær med hendene.. men det er verdt det :)
Du kan finne You-tube veiledninger fra Dyan Reaveley ~ dronninga av crazy kruseduller, drodling og flekkete fingre her og link til kongen sjøl, Tim Holtz og 'trollmannen' Brett Weldele ligger litt lengre ned i posten, på 'english' ;)

Dilly Beans er ukens sponsor i utfordring #23. hos Creative Fingers. ~ Lag akkurat hva du vil, med mulig twist: Mer enn ett lag papirer og/eller tema Kjærlighet! ♥ Håper dere hadde en fin Valentinsdag! ♥

We have a new fun challenge up at Creative Fingers! You are most welcome to come join us Dilly Beans is our faboulous sponsor on #23. Anything Goes (as always) with optional twist of: More than one Layer and/or LOVE this week! :)

A Hug is like
a Handshake
from the Heart
Can you tell that I've been playing with my awesome Dylusions ink sprays by Dyan Reaveley? If Tim Holtz is my King, then Dyan Reaveley surely must be the Queen of Scrap!!! Have you seen her videos on YouTube? I've been totally addicted to Tims tutorials for years ~ never been able to craft like him.. Keep on trying though! *lol* Go to his blog > here < for tons of inspiration and videos!!!

I've found some seriously talented artists on YouTube over the years, Dyan is one (LOVE her cheery fun personality!), and Brett Weldele is another AMAZING artist! He's the one who's drawn the vintage gentlemen in hats that Tim Holtz have taken in his line of awesome stamps! Got a tag to ink up on my craft desk right now with the guy in Brett's Steampunk Distress ink painting seen > here < Enjoy! He's a magician with the ink I know you'll be just as addicted as me, to watching theese You-tube videos, if you're not hooked already that is! ;)
I'm entering my card into theese fab Challenges!: [Ends on]
613 Avenue Create #58. ~ Anything Goes / Create Your Own Challenge! 
I have used Column 1 ~ Image, Sentiment, Patterned Paper. 2 ~ Die Cut & Paper Punch. 3 ~ Glossy accents, similar - spray inks. 4 ~ Pearl/Bling, Button. 5 ~ Twine! [Feb.15th.]
Dilly Beans ~ Hearts & Love! (mr.linky has gone walkabout?) [Feb.27th.] --Top 3--
Brown Sugar Challenge #81. ~ Use a Die Cut or Punch (=both!) [Feb.19th.]
Digi Haven ~ Valentines Day - Love/ Cherish/ Adore! (my 2nd. entry) [Feb.12th.]

Heads up everyone! Brenda is having a 5th blogoversary and celebrates with the most generous candy I've ever seen! Spellbinders galore! :)
● Floral Fantasies ~ My favourite item(S) is Tim holtz' Distress inks! [March.5th.]
Shared 1st place with Twinkeling H2O's!!! I absolutely couldn't live without them ~ 99% of my creations is watercolored with theese inks!  

inside detail

Stamps/Images: Dilly Beans '410-heart fairy framed' digistamp. Norsk Stempelblad ett Trykk 'Clearstamps tekst07'. North Star Stamps 'CS Bursdagstekster A5'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'.
Elements like the tag and owl are from the Scrap Orchard Collab 'Our Life' - Snips and Snails Designs and Sugarplum Paperie. 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima Marketing Inc. 'Night Owl' from Little Boo collection. Marmite Mamie - DeviantArt Digi freebie 'Vanity Fair Paper Pack' and 'Scientific Frills Paper Pack'...
Dies/Punch: QuicKutz (aka. Lifestyle Crafts) 'REV Cookie Cutter nesting SQUARES-01' and 'Nesting Lace Squares DC0158'. EK Success Corner Adorner Medium Round Punch.
Embellishments/Tools: Ranger Ink Dylusions ink sprays by Dyan Reaveley 'after midnight' and 'dirty martini'. Panduro Hobby - waxed linen thread/twine, and misc. blue beads. Heart bead from Nille, unknown pink Button. Rangers Glossy Accents. Scrapmagasinet 'half pearls bling'. Gluedots, foam 3D dots n tape. 
I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 
I masked the girl on the digistamp before adding the sprays as not to get anything on her - a little blob went under the mask however, but turned out as a happy accident :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

the Key to my Heart ♥

Grums... hater når blogspot ikke kan oppføre seg! Denne posten var satt opp for å gå 'live' igår, men gjorde den det? Neida ~ det hadde vært for enkelt... og jeg får hele tiden opp melding om at posten ikke kan lagres mens jeg skriver..  Flere som har det problemet? :(

Den flotte dama på kortet mitt heter 'Demented Beauty' og er fra The Stamping Chef, ukens sponsor i utfordring #22. hos Creative Fingers. ~ Lag akkurat hva du vil, med mulig twist: Dies og/eller Puncher.

Argh!!! Don't you hate it when blogspot can't behave? This was a scheduled post for yesterday ~ but did it do as asked? No, that would've been too easy... Also been getting msg when writing posts that it can't be saved... what a load of *bleep*..! Anyone else having issues? :(

Anyways.. This weeks challenge at Creative Fingers #22. is Anything Goes with an optional twist of Dies &/or Punches! And for my DT card I got to ink up this faboulous digi from our sponsor The Stamping Chef named 'Demented Beauty' ♥

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
That Craft Place ~ Valentine! [Feb.14th.]
Fussy and Fancy #107. ~ Be My Valentine! [Feb.20th.]
Digi Haven ~ Valentines Day ~ Love/Cherish/Adore [Feb.12th.]

inside detail

Stamps/Images: The Stamping Chef 'Demented Beauty'. Prairie Fairy Designs 'Key 2 my heart sentiment & rose'. Valentina's Creations - Charity Kindness Mega Collab digi kit 'Lilas Digiscrap - love quote'. 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Marmite Mamie - DeviantArt Digi freebie 'Gentlemens Journey Papers'.
Embellishments/Tools: EK Success Inverted Corner Punch. Panduro Hobby Double-do - diecut Relieffstanse 'Bord Liljer 065300'. Ribbon, Red brad and metal flower unknown. MagicMesh - Brown. Nille Memories rhinestone stickers. 7 Gypsies brads in a tin ass. metal. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.