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tirsdag 28. september 2010

Purple & Silver iceskating Tilda

"Purple & Silver" is this weeks challenge (#102) at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.
Wonderful colours, especially for a christmascard, I think.
I used these colours with the sketch from Just Magnolia (week 74), to make this card.
I think this iceskating Tildagirl is so adorable. Here I've coloured her to fit in with the violet and purple colours in the card. I've flocked the furs on her coat (doesn't show well in the picture).
I rubbed a silvercoloured stamppad very gently over the embossed cardstock.
The snowflakes are covered with silvercoloured glitterglue.
The purple glittery cardstock is barely showing around the edge of the silvercoloured DP :)
The textstamp is sliding up (picture above) and down (picture below) the organzaribbon :)

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWW
2 DPs
Cuttlebug Embossingfolder "Allegro"
Stamp: Magnolia, Papirdesign
Stamppads: Stazon, Versafine, Versacolor silver
MS punch Snowflake

søndag 26. september 2010

Birthdaycard for a man

There are lots of birthdays in our family in October. This card is for one of the men :)
Like most cardmakers I find it a lot more difficult to make cards for boys and men than for girls and women. This one though, I'm quite satisfied with... I'll send it to the challenges at
Friday Sketchers #121 - Sketch
Vintage udfordring #7 - Bølgepap
Kort og Godt september - Herrekort med metall og bånd
Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP: Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman Collection"
corrugated paper
paper- and fabricribbons.
One journal page, from a Making memories journaling book, on the inside.
The labelholder (metal) is from one of my drawers...
Stamps: Kort & Godt "Mann på motorsykkel"
Clear ministamps text from Inkadinkado,
and some text- and bracketstamps I can't remeber where I bought.
The playingcards are from an old cuttingsheet from Tim Holz.
DistressInk "black soot"
Embossingpowder gold

tirsdag 21. september 2010

Brownish christmascard with Tilda

I'm dreaming of a white christmas - but most of the christmascards I make seem to be in some brownish shades...
Tilda here is sitting on the sugarboxes just waiting :)
This card I'll send for these challenges:

Just Magnolia - Lace it up
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic card
Christmas Card Challenges - Distressed cards
The ABC Challenge - D is for distressing

On the inside I've placed a greeting and a lined card to write a few words :)

I guess you, fellow cardmakers, can imagine how my fingers looked after stamping, colouring, distressing, glimmermisting and coffeedying - not pretty, but what a lovely time I had!

søndag 19. september 2010

Halloweenkort med egen bakgrunn

Hos Kort o Mania er utfordringen å lage bakgrunn selv.
Det var morsomt å prøve :)
Jeg fant fram et (slags) stoff i oransje farge, som jeg stoplet sort akrylmaling på (etterhvert som jeg festet pynten til kortet fant jeg ut at jeg måtte ha mer sort på...)
Å feste det "nettete" stoffet til kartongen, og pynten til stoffet, var ikke helt enkelt, men med GlueDots sitter det meste fast :)
Dekorasjonen i midten er laget med Spellbinders og Glimmermist (MASSE).
Hjertene er stanset ut av glitrende kartong, med forskjellige punchere.

Her er kortet åpnet (staffelikort). Har stemplet på noen halloweenfigurer på skriveflaten, og ellers pyntet med noen korkblomster.

En søt, liten djevelMagnoliafigur :)
...det var ordentlig pirkete å klippe ut den fork'en...

onsdag 15. september 2010

...the night before christmas...

With this card I'm back to my watercolourpencils again, I think some stamps looks better when I use my watercolours, softer in a way... And I love to use them :)
The stamp is from Sarah Kay, showing this little girl hanging her stockings by the fireplace - isn't she lovely - I'll give you a closer look :)
Beside the image I've stamped and embossed the word "Believe" - important both for young and old, but maybe most for children...
I'll send this card to the challenges at:
Bah! Humbug! - Favourite medium

tirsdag 14. september 2010

A merry christmas to you

Now I have a handful of christmascards ready to be written and sent...
This one I really had to think about, before starting :s
I found the challenge S is for Santa - NOT red at ABC Christmas Challenge
What else than red can Santa be!
But - then I remembered some old bookmarks I've had for a long, long time.
I had Santas in SIX different colours!
I must admit; my daughter had to help me to choose which one to use :)
Her choise was Turquoise - then I had to find Cardstock, designpapers, stamppads and some embellishments in same and/ or matching colours - she was very helpful with that too... :s
The next challenge I found at Winter Wonderland: One layer card.
I have NEVER even thought about the possibility to make a one layer card - but it was really funny!
Having "so little space to fill" I had to find a sketch to work after.
I found a great sketch at
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
- a sketch with many possibilities :)
The backside of the card. I think it is really cute and very simple, I have to show it, though I couldn't get the picture the right way...

Happy Halloween

I have made a card for halloween :)
Isn't she cute, this whitchy little Tilda :)
I've coloured her with watercolourpencils, and attatched her to the card with 3D-foampads.
I've used black and deep violet cardstock (Bassill)
The designpapers are mainly from Basic Grey
I've used shrinkfilm to make the tiny bats on the inside and the Tildawitch on the inside.
After I've shrinked the figures I put som Glossy Accents on them.
I've sewn around all the panels.
The inside of the card - quite simple, I've only distressed the edges with Distress black soot, and a violet and pink colour, just to soften it a bit...
(and put in a tiny little Whitch in a corner...)
Papers used on the inside are from Rusty Pickle

closer picture of the bats

I'll put this card into the challenges at
SewManyChallenges #26 - Happy Halloween
Just Magnolia Week 72 - Sketch
Magnolia Stamp Lovers #12 - Halloween
Nordsalten-hobbyklubb #13 - Wings

fredag 10. september 2010

Tea light card with pink Tilda

At StampARTic they have a tutorial for a new kind of Tea light card. (New for me, anyway)...
The tutorial was so good, and explained every step so well that I didn't have any difficulties making the card :)
On the front of the card I've followed the theme for this weeks challenge at
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club: "Christmas Tilda in Pink".
4 of the stamps are from Magnolia, the textstamp I really can't remember where I've got from :(
The motives are coloured with ProMarkes (mostly different pink colours...)
In the background I've used a paperdoily that I won in a challenge earlier this summer ( :D )
I've also used lots and lots of 3D-foampads to build up some of the elements.
Underneath the image I have an organza ribbon to tie
You may have guessed it already, but this goes to the challenge at
Inside the card there is a box that takes 6 tealights. The opening is on top of the box, and I have attatched a ribbon just to make sure it doesn't open (and for decoration, of course).
On the left inside I've made room for a tag, for a christmas greeting :)
Making a christmas card in pink was a new experience for me, and it was really fun too, moving a bit outside the comfort zone ;)

torsdag 9. september 2010

Christmascard with Snowman

Isn't it strange how a papercrafter can remember almost every paper one have, somewhere in ones shelves and drawers, but forget to buy milk or bread or other necessities!
When I read about the challenge at Winter Wonderland i came to remember the papers from Carol Wilson that i bought "ages ago" :D
I used the sketch from the latest challenge at Sketchy Colors, and the theme from the challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge "Winter wonderland", and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out :)
On the inside of the card I stamped a greeting (with a stamp I got for my last birthday from my good friend Lisbeth - Thanks a lot, I really love that stamp :) )
It also has place to write a short personal message...
I'll send the card to the challenges at:
Material list:
Cardstock: Bassill
DP: Carol Wilson and Nille
Stamp: "God jul og godt nyttår" ("merry christmas and a happy new year"), from Exchangeable Clear Stamper,
Textstamp on inside of card from Kort & Godt
The Snowman is an image from Carol Wilson.

onsdag 8. september 2010

Christmascard in violet and gold

Oh, did I have a good time making this card!
I've distressed, brushed, sprayed with (gold)paint and embossed :)
The image is a stamp (from Kort & Godt) of the christmascarol "Deilig er jorden", my favourite christmas carol.
I stamped the same text on shrinkfilm - I worked a bit to get the edges curved and golded - to use as a decorative element at the card :)
Almost everything used at the card are things I've had for years. The only new thing is th designerpaper from Crafty Individuals.

The sketch I worked after I found at Sketch Saturday, it may be hard to see, but all elements of the sketch ARE there :)
At Bah! Humbug! this weeks challenge is "christmas carol or song", so I think I'll participate in that challenge too.

tirsdag 7. september 2010


At Christmas Stampin' All Year Long they have a really fun Tag-holder-tutorial -challenge this week. Here's mine, that I made in the weekend :)
I tried to find som "icy"-coloured papers, to fit the snowman on one of the tags, and punched some snowflakes (MS punch) that I sprayed with Glimmermist.
I also stamped two christmasgreetings and a "winterrecipe" on shrinkfilm, and used a charm tied to the ribbons on the tags :)
All edges are brushed with an Iceblue stamppad.
I'm quite pleased with my tag-holder, and may even make some more tags to fill in it, before christmas.

mandag 6. september 2010

Rosa bursdagskort

Et av årets siste jentebursdagskort :)

Tilda er farget i ulike rosafarger, nesten all pynt er i rosafarger - så jeg håper det faller i "jentesmak". Både blomstene og nålene er hjemmelaget.

...og så har vi sett i forskjellige blogger og blader i det siste at Tilda har fått ørepynt, så det har min Tilda også fått .
Skissen jeg har jobbet etter fant jeg hos StampARTic, så defor sender jeg også kortet inn til deres utfordring i september.
Innsiden av kortet - på venstre side er det stemplet en "bursagsklem", på høyre side er det plass til å skrive en liten hilsen.

søndag 5. september 2010


In a few days time, the last girl in Heddas class has birthday, and with only one more to go in Sanders class... then what!
At this card I've used Tilda with a skippingrope. I cutted the rope from the stamped image and used a thread instead :)
Tilda is coloured in different shades af Lilacs, as are the papers, ribbons and lace, so this card should fit into the challenges at Sukkersøtt and at Totally Tilda this week :)
But where is the lace...
...inside the card :)
Because the card is for a child I've tried to make it simple - without too many detail that easily can be picked off :)

lørdag 4. september 2010


Jeg hadde nok lest reglene for dårlig hos Scrappehuset. Deres utfordringer kan ikke kombineres med andre utfordringer, så nå har jeg slettet forrige bidrag hos dem. Trist, ja, men jeg er da slett ikke ferdig med å la meg inspirere av høsten, jeg.

Jeg har flere ideer i hodet :)

Dette har jeg laget (i dag), og legger det spesielt til utfordringen hos Scrappehuset, og ingen andre :)

Utgangspunktet var et osteglass - behørig vasket og rengjort, før jeg fant fram papirer, blomster, stempler, akvarellblyantene og annet stash i høstfarger.

Jeg ble ganske fornøyd med resultatet, og sitter nå og spekulerer på om glasset skal fylles med Polkagriser eller Multedrops (fra Monicas Godteributikk i Bodø)...

(Begge deler er jo så gode :D)

Jeg tror jeg fyller det med Polkagriser og gir det bort, jeg . . .

fredag 3. september 2010

Sjokoladehjerter i høstfarger

Many challenges these days is about fall colours, and
I have decorated a box filled w ith chocolate hearts (Freia melkesjokoladehjerter).
I plan to have it as a decoration at the coffeetable throughout the autumn, and to send it to a few challenges :)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Fall Colors Challenge
Scrappehuset - Farger som kan minne om høst
Sketchy Colors - Red/ Orange/ Yellow

The (always lovely) Tilda stamp is coloured with watercolours.
I've used flowers from Prima that I've sprayed with a little bit of glimmermist.
I've also used Spellbinders Contemporary Hearts.
The leaves are just one of SO many things I keep stashed in my drawers and don't remember where come from :s

Welcome for a cup of coffee

torsdag 2. september 2010

A blanket of white - julekort

I love making christmascards, and I think these two Magnoliastamps (masked together) suits nice for a card that tells one of the things I want for christmas :)
The textstamp "A blanket of white" is from TPC Studio.
Don't we all dream about a white christmas... :)
I'll put the card into the challenges at
Winter Wonderland - "All I want for christmas"
Christmas Card Challenges - "Sparkle and shine"
Just Magnolia - Sketch
The ABC Challenge - C is for Charms