Thursday, December 31, 2015


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Ho-Ho-Ho! Has everyone gotten in mood for christmas yet? :) 
I suddenly discovered that my last blogpost actually was #400! And that should not go un-noticed I think, even if I just have dished out one Big Opening-up-my-new-etsyshoppe-and-7th.-Blogaversary-candy, and one smaller Bloghop-giveaway, I want to share some x-mas love this month! ♥ 

And as it happens, I'm often very ditsy when it comes to buying stuff I already have bought.. anyone else? ;) 
I have this fab magazine 'Simply Cards & PaperCraft' Issue #142. 2015 up for grabs! And If you are my lucky winner, you'll get lots of inspiration in the magazine and a yummy Winter Wonderland clearstampset and embossing folder to start your christmas cards for next year :)

This BlogCandy is open to all my fellow crafters ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and as I sure would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win though ;)
 However, I'd be very happy if you spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link and/or photo, either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other if you don't have a blog, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc. But please ~ NO 'Candy only' bloggers


If you also leave a comment on this post with your favourite christmas / winter-time song, I will pick one of you to receive a free digi from my etsy shoppe! Who knows, if there are many comments, I might even pick three to get one each! ♥ ♥ ♥

My favourite song is... 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' from Michael Buble!
Here is Michaels 'Virtual Yule Log' Christmas album on youtube to listen to and dream yourself away.. Isn't he just so dreamy? ♥ Love me some Bublé.. *sigh*

Now, please enter your info in the inlinkz below! Your email will only be visible to me ~ so I can contact you if you win :)

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas this year!  

Friday, December 25, 2015

A special Christmas ~ Thank You ♥

♥  God Jul & Godt NyttÅr! ♥
I dagens blogpost hos Creative Fingers takker DesignTeamet våre flotte sponsorer, og jeg vil sende en spesiell takk til to av yndlings kunstnerne mine ~ Mitzi aka AuroraWings & Ching-Chou-Kuik :)

..og Ikke glem å delta i min X-mas blogcandy før nyttårsaften! ♥

inside and back detail

I enter my AuroraWings card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
AuroraWings #21. ~ Warm & Fuzzy ! [Jan. 16th.]
Creative Knockouts #121. ~ Christmas Delight! [Dec. 30th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #24. ~ Christmas Anything Goes!
[Jan. 9th.]
Pile it On #98. ~ Anything Christmas/Winter! [Dec. 31st.]
Crafty Girls Creations #11. ~ Christmas Anything Goes! [Dec. 31st.] 
Simon Says Mon. ~ Winter Wonderland! [Jan. 3rd.]
North Star Stamps
~ Jul og Vinter! [31. desember] 

♥ Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! ♥ 

Today the DT's of Creative Fingers Challenge blog is thanking our generous sponsors through this past year! We have created cards for all the awesome artists, and I would like to say a special thank you to two of my favourite artists, the amazing Mitzi of AuroraWings (up top of this post) and the wonderful Ching-Chou-Kuik! :) 

..& Don't forget to enter my X-mas blogcandy before newyears eve :)

inside and back detail

I enter my Ching-Chou-Kuik card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Ching Chou Kuik FB ~ All That Glitters! [Dec. 31st.]
The Crafty Addicts #5. ~ Anything Goes [Jan. 5th.] 
Left of Center #109/110. ~ Anything Goes! [Dec. 31st.]
Bunny Zoe's Nov./Dec. ~ Sparkle! (add GDT) [Jan. 10th.]
Simon Says Wed. ~ Make it Sparkle!
[Dec. 29th.]
Papertake Weekly's last challenge! ~ Anything goes is my fave ♥ [Dec. 28th.]
Kreativ Scrapping #12. ~ Alt er lov! [26. desember]

EDIT: I got Top Picked at Left of Center! Thank you ♥
Stamps/Images: AuroraWings aka Mitzi Wiuff digistamps 'Kitten in a Stocking' & 'Puppy In A Boot'. Fresh Brewed Designs 'Warm my heart mug'. Sweet Pea Stamps ~ Ching Chou Kuik 'Deep in the night, Lingeringly'. Creative Stamping magazine issue #27 'Woodland Christmas Clear impressions set'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). North Star Stamps CS 'Vennskapsoppskrift' & 'NSS Juletre med God Jul'. Eat Cake Graphics 'Speedy snail delivers the mail'. Createwings Designs digital frame from the 'Tiny Treasure kit'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstocks. Plain white cardstock. No designerpapers this time! The background papers I've watercolored with distressinks on Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed).
Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design 'Circle and Flower Stitch CR1248'. Sizzix Bigz Die 'Reindeer with Antlers'. Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK 'Country Cottage Set'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019' & 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75' & 'Inverted Corner Punch'. Gold punchinella. Søstrene Grene 'gold polkadots' washitape, & MT washi 'diamond green'. Nille memories glitzy green / bling embellishes. Making Memories metallic brads.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. And my distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Glossy accents.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Baby Buggy ~ Shaker EaselCard!

'Baby happiness'

Di's Digi's er vår sponsor hos Creative Fingers for utfordring #99. Men hovedmotivet på kortet mitt er fra Kort & Godt, siden vi ikke behøvde bruke sponsors stempler. Som alltid er det 'Anything Goes', som betyr 'Lag-hva-du-vil' på vår utfordringsblogg, og du er hjertelig velkommen til å delta :) .. Og har du forresten sett min nye X-mas blogcandy?  

Hell i uhell! Jeg skulle egentlig kutte en sirkel i plast for å ha bak rammen, for å lage et shaker kort. Men plasten var for tykk, og diesen lagde isteden en kjempestilig 3D effekt, der den innerste sirkelen 'bulet' ut .. ble jo veldig bra! :)

Di's Digi's is our generous sponsor of a prize at Creative Fingers for challenge #99. Some of the team has made creations with stamps they already had from the sponsor, but I didn't have any, so my projects main motif is from norwegian stamp company Kort & Godt. Absolutely fab clear n rubber stamps! ♥ 
The Theme is as always 'Anything Goes', create whatever you wish, and you are most welcome to join in! :) Oh, and Did you see I got a new X-mas Blogcandy

For my card I started out intending to cut out a circle window and a frame at the same time out of plastic (recycled die packaging). But the plastic was too thick to cut through, instead it made an awesome 3D effect where the inner circle popped up! So now u know, thick plastic + two nesting circle dies = they make a pop-up window when they don't cut, perfect for itty bitty sequins :) 

I've also used the most effective easel stand-up-helpers die from Elizabeth Crafts, an absolute must have! Watch the youtube video where Els Van Der Burgt from Elizabeth Craft Designs explains how to use the dies!

details of the card

I have created a tutorial if you wonder how 
I made the card ~ easy step-by-step :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Stampotique D. #SDC224. ~ Sequins! (NO digis) [Jan. 5th.]
Craft Rocket #5. ~ Anything Goes [Dec. 31st.]
Digital Delights #5. ~ Anyhing goes
[Dec. 17th.]
Mod Squad ~ Recipe: Emb./Stamp/Die/Bling/Patt.Paper [Dec. 8th.]
Crafting With An Attitude #10. ~ Anything Goes [Dec. 28th.]
Creative Moments #82. ~ Anything Goes/Bling it up! [Dec. 8th.]
Inspiration Destination #62. ~ Anything Goes [Dec. 8th.]
& scandinavian challenges: sjekket 29/1
Kreativ Scrapping #12. ~ JUL alt er lov!
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #129. ~ Følg oppskrift/tutorial! [14/12.]
Card and scrap #108. ~ Alt er lov! [28/12.]  

EDIT: I won at Crafting With An Attitude beeing the 'Top Sister' and will get a prize from that Craft Place

Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt CS 'M-152 Baby Dåp'. Staz CS 'Prins og Prinsesse'. Papir Design CS 'Barnedåp 107955'. Papirloftet CS 'Nyfødt Stempelsett'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Joyeux Nóel' paperpad, and Vibeke Spigseth 'Summer breeze - Cool Shade'.
Embellishments/Tools: Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Elizabeth Craft Metal Die 'Stand Up Helpers 1-792'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #135 freebie 'fancy flourish' embossing folder. Misc washitapes from Scraplovers & Papirgleder. Bling and sequins from sellers on Ebay.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Broken China' & 'Tumbled Glass' to lightly watercolor the buggy, and distress the edges of the papers. Glossy accents, Gluedots & Miracle tape.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Merry Crazy Christmas!

Hysterisk morsomt motiv på kortet mitt denne gangen! Har forsøkt meg på et litt 'clean & simple', men ser det blir med forsøket... det blir alltid litt 'for mye' hehe.. Rick St. Dennis er kunsteren bak dette monstret! Syns han ville passe til et julekort siden vi vel alle føler oss litt sånn i disse tider.. og teksten inni ~ vel vi har alle én sånn en i familien? ;)

Vinneren av Sweet Pea Stemplet finner du nederst i denne bloggposten, og om du ikke vant, så har du sjangsen igjen i min nye bloggcandy! :)

~ Merry Christmas ~

First of all I wish to announce the winner of the sweet Cherished Christmas rubberstamp I gave away in my Sweet Pea Stamps bloghop post!
Colleen aka butlerfly24 ~ It is you! Congrats! ♥

Please email me with BLOGCANDY WINNER in the message header. Contact info u will find above in my About me page :)
To all the others who didn't win ~ if you haven't seen it yet... I got yet another Blogcandy up for grabs! 

The wacky fun motif on my card is a digistamp from the awesome artist Rick St. Dennis ♥ I thought it would be perfect for a christmas card as everyone is a little crazy around the holidays... and the sentiment inside fits too! We all have at least one nutty relative, right? ;)
inside detail

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
RSD Sparkle & Glitter ~ Nov/Dec. Progr.Ch. Part 1: Anything goes [Nov. 30th.]
Simon Says Wed. ~ Anything goes (2nd.entry) [Jan. 2nd.]
Crafty Gals Corner #47. ~ Anything Goes
[Nov. 30th.]
Papertake Weekly ~ Take Your Pick (Color: Red & Green)! [Nov. 30th.]
Quirky Crafts #24. ~ Anything Christmas! (2nd.entry) [Dec. 5th.]
Daring Cardmakers ~ Something Stenciled! [Dec. 3rd.]
Pile It On #97. ~ Red & Green! [Dec. 5th.]
& scandinavian challenges:
PapirPlaneten #1. ~ Jul (Christmas)
kort nr.2 [31. Des.]
ScrappeGarasjen #17. ~ Jul (Christmas) kort
nr.2 [10. Des.]

Stamps/Images: Rick St. Dennis MFA RSD digistamp 'ScreAmIng Me Me mutant 4'. Panduro Hobby clearstamp set 'God Jul'. STAZ clearstamp set 'Oldemors Pepperkaker'.
Papers: Plain white cardstock and aquarelle paper.
Embellishments/Tools: Unknown stencil 'coffee stains' EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & spray stains to watercolor, stencil and distress image and papers. Glossy accents.