Christmas Countdown

onsdag 27. november 2013

Anything Goes at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good Morning!

I´m here to show you what I made to inspire you to join the
Anything Goes Challenge

Our sponsor for this challenge is
-that´s also where my snowmanimage is from

A little while ago I bought the turquoise ribbon, and just have had it on the desk without finding any use for it - I guess you all have things like that :) 
So, for this challenge I decided I´d use that ribbon, and let it very much decide both the colourscheme and the theme on the gifttag.
I used one of the small sized Kraftpaperbags, Kraft- and Whitecoloured cardstock - I like the brownish kraftcolour with turquoise and white…
I used several snowflakedies and snowflakepunches to decorate it - and if you look closely underneath the bow you can see a snowflakecharm too. 
The papersnowflakes (well, actually they´re made out of cardstock) are glittered 
- yuhuu, it´s the glittery-time of the year!
For this chellenge I made another gifttag. Unfortunately the camera isn´t working as it should, so I couldn´t get any photos of the insidetag or the back of the pocket (it must be the camera - can´t be the photografer…), but all sides are kept in the same style and colours as the front.

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Broom:Walnut, Tan, Sandstone, Primrose, Ivory, Honeycomb 
Snowman: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Mango, Honeycomb, Warm Grey 1 and 5, 

I´ll join these challenges:
Creative Moments #31 - Anything Goes
Crafter´s Cafè #39 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #34 - Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #107 - Sparkles
Brown Sugar #69 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #46 - Christmas
Penny´s Paper Crafty Challenges #154 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #57 - Christmas Time
Stampavie and More #199 - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #55 - Anything But A Card
Kort o Mania #97 - Lag et julekort og/ eller Prosjekt
Crafty Girls #6 - Anything Goes
The Christmas Challenge #21 - Türkis/ Braun


And now it´s time for you to join us
-find your ProMarkers and make any creation you want to, 
then enter our


mandag 25. november 2013

Christmas Bling at Fashionista Magnolia and More

 I´m back with my card for the 3rd and final week to enter 
over at 
I have used two of my newest Magnolia-images - aren´t they cuuute!!!
I´ve coloured with DistressInks and a little Glitterstickles, and sprinkled a little Chunky White Embossing Enamel around the image.
All paperedges are lightly inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
As the challengetheme is BLING, I really let myself go a little wild in different embellishments;
here are several different dies used, cheesecloth, rhinestones and blingstones, a beautiful snowflake-charm, a seambindingribbonbow, lace, pompomribbon, tags and twine

To keep the easelcard standing upright I attached a row of rhinestones:

The insidepanel with place to write a personal greeting can «swing out»…

…and you´ll find a stamped christmasgreeting underneath it…

…when you swing the greetingpanel you´ll find another panel to write a personal message:

There´s also a tag tucked underneath one of the frontside panels
(unfortunately I haven´t taken pictures to show the back of the tag, where there´s a teenytiny christmasbell - it gives such a wonderful little sound when you pull out the tag…)

When the card is completely opened yoy can find another stamped greeting - with some rhinestones around:

Remember; for this challenge you HAVE to use a NO-NOSE Image
So make sure your project follow both the months theme and also the «no-nose»-theme.

Welcome to

I´ll enter my card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #34 -  Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #211 - Child´s Christmas
Allsorts #234 - Bring on the Bling
A Gem Of A Challenge #107 - Sparkles
Brown Sugar #69 - Anything Goes
Stampin´for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Sister Act #34 - Cards Only
Totally PaperCrafts #194 - Add A Bow
Charisma Cardz #46 - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Theme
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling It Up
Hjerteboden #11 - Jul
Kort o Manka #97 - Lag et Julekort og/ eller prosjekt!
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas
lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia #83 - Christmas Is Coming
Tildas Town #80 - Frosty Fun
Marvelous Magnolia #54 - Anything Goes


No Patterned Papers at My Besties

 Good Monday Morning everyone.
I´m here with a quick post to share my DT-entry for the new challenge at
This week we have a rather hard challenge for you
No Patterned Papers

As christmas is coming closer I found I need many, many more gifttags, so I decided to make one for this challenge, as well.
I feel I´m a little bit on the edge with my entry, as I´ve patterns on the cardstock - but at least it´s not DPs ;)
I´ve used Kraft- and Light blue Cardstock from Bazzill. I embossed the cardstocks with two different snowflake embossingfolders. Then I gently swiped over the embossing with DistressInk (WalnutStain).
Then I put together the cardstock, lace, ribbon, a few «berries», two snowflakes (one punched and one diecutted) and a seambindingribbonbow with a snowflakecharm on a precut tag.
I put an eyelet into the hole and tied a piece of twine to it, then I put on some tiny Liquid Pearls          - quite easy…
The image is coloured with ProMarkers - and a little Glitterstickles :)

On the back of the tag I stamped «To - From»:

Please visit
to join this challenge
we´re all excited to see what you can make without Patterned papers


I´ll enter these challenges:
Corrosive Challenges #188 - happy Holidays
Totally Gorjuss #211 - Child´s Christmas
Brown Sugar #69 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #194 - Add A Bow
Penny´s Paper Crafty Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #57 - Christmas Time
Stampavie #199 - Christmas
Creative Moments #30 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #55 - Anything But A Card


onsdag 20. november 2013

Wedding or Anniversary at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good morning from a snowcovered Røst 
I´m here with an inspirationcard for 
new challenge
Wedding or Anniversary
I chose the Anniversary-part, and made a Birthdaycard for a man.
I think mens cards are sooo difficult to make! 
  What is the right way to embellish a card for a man??? I feel I can´t use too much ribbons, laces, blings, glitter and all those stashy stuff I normally do, so most of my mens cards are in the category Clean and Simple…
For this card I used a digi called Birthdayboy from Stitchy Bear 
All DPs are from 7Gypsies. 

The inside of the card:

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory Dusky Pink, Tan
Burgundy, Crimson 
Cocoa, Tan
Pear Green, Gold
Warm Grey 1

I´ll enter my Mans Birthdaycard into these challenges:
Sketch N Stash #126 - Sketch
Dream Valley #70 - Clean and Simple
Fab ´n´Funky #193 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls #6 - Anything Roes
Creative Moments #30 - Anything Goes/ CAS
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time #190 - Anything Goes

I know you probably have busy times, but I hope you´ll find a moment or two to join our challenge 😊


onsdag 13. november 2013

Colour Combo of Red and Green at I ❤️ ProMarkers

 Good Morning, and welcome to my entry for
new challenge.
This weeks challenge is a 
Colour Combo Challenge, the colours we want to see is
RED and Green
Isn´t that perfect colours for a christmasproject???
To me these two colours are the ultimate christmascolours!

I chose to make another giftbagthing, this time for a bag of chocolates (Twist)
-it is so easy to make! 
I used some really, really old papers. Some of those I´ve had laying around for years, been looking at once in a while and wondered what on earth will I use them for - and why did I ever buy them??? Now I´m quite happy I did, and that I hadn´t thrown them away. I think they were just perfect for this project!
The little bow is made from a little ribbonpiece that was in the category «too long to throw, but I 
don´t know what to use it for» (I have a big box of those…)

On topp of the giftbag I used a Spellbindersdies to cut a hole, to put the top of the chocolatebag through. Then I tied a big, red bow onto it, and - finished 😊

The image is from The Paper Shelter, and called «An Unexpected Meeting». Of course it´s coloured with ProMarkers (list below the picture). Around the image I sprinkled on some Chunky White Embossing Enamel, an a little Shabby Green Embossing Enamel.
Edges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

Here´s a closeup of the finished image:

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Blush, Sunkissed Pink
Santa´s clothes: Burgundy, Poppy, Warm Grey 1, 3, 5
Girls clothes: Pine, Pear Green
Hair: Cocoa, Tan, Buttercup
Bear: Tan, Sandstone, Blossom (nose)
Apricot, Tan, Walnut

I´ll enter these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #67 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #44 - Anything Goes
Papirdokkene - N for Nisse
Winter Wonderland - For a Child
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it´s Christmas

If you haven´t visited 
yet, you really should hop over to see what the DT-girls have made this week - L O V E L Y creations, I promise!
I hope you´ll join us for this one 😘

(I´ll try to make tutorials for my giftbags, when the weekend comes and I get a little more time… 
Just to show how easy it IS 😃)

mandag 11. november 2013

Stitching at Ooh La La

Hi again, fellow crafters.
Sorry I´m late showing my creation for 
The next fortnights theme is
My stitches are real, I dusted off the sewing machine for this project. All panels are inked, then sewn together.
The image and papers are from the Christmas Angel file on the Yuletide Wishes CD
(Yes I know, it isn´t new of the year, but I still love the beautiful images and papers on it!)
You can find this and many more in the online shop
I couldn´t resist to put on a little glitter on the wings… and a little on the angels clothes…
Around the image I put on teeny-tiny dot of Liquid Pearls and a little aged wine embossing powder.
I also used som lace, seambindingribbon, pearlstrings, flowers and leaves (Martha Stewart punch).
I tied a little button onto the bow, and put a pin through it (a homemade pin!)
To the handle I tied a little tag made with the same image as on the bag, on the back of it I can write To/ From, or a little greeting.

I hope you like my christmasgiftbag, and that you´ll visit 
to see the rest of the stitchy creations the DT-girls have made for this challenge
- and most of all; I hope you´ll join us 😊

I´ll enter these challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #33 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #232 - Christmas
Card and Scrap #64 - Lag et julekort
2 Sisters #169 - Christmas Sparkle
Brown Sugar #67 - Anything Toes
Charisma Cardz #44 - Anything Goes


Use Multiple Layers at My Besties US

Good Monday Morning, girls
I´m so excited to show this «giftbag» I made for the new challenge at
My Besties
This challenge is called
Use Multiple Layers
and as you can see I´ve put together several layers of cardstock and papers, with decorations both between the layers and on top of it, so the bag is quite heavy in itself…
This is all my own design. I haven´t seen it anywhere before!
I hope you´ll like it.

The giftbag is designed to cover a bag of marzipan
(I ❤️ marzipan!)
The image, Christmas Bestie img A42, is coloured with ProMarkers and put on a tag that is attached to the bag. Around the image I put on some Aged Copper Embossing Enamel.
The papers are from Papirdesign.
The poinsettia is made with Magnolia DooHickeya and the Holly underneath it is made with a dies from Marianne Design.
All paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
The little cutout tabs and the sentiment are from Papirdesigns  last years christmaspapers.

The next pictures show the bag from the sides

I´ll enter the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #232 - Christmas
Kort o Mania #96 - Alt er lov så lenge det er jul
Brown Sugar #67 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #44 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Use a Digi
Fab ´n´ Funky #192 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas


We want lots and lots of entries for this challenge, 
so hop on over to 
My Besties
to see the creations from the rest of the DT-girls. 
Read the rules - NOT many and NOT hard rules! 
Read about the lovely prizes you can win. 
Join us 

søndag 10. november 2013

Bling at Storyteller

Hello again.
Here´s my second sundaypost
Now with a card for the new challenge at
This challengetheme is
I have made a traditional shaped and folded card for this challenge.
In style I moved a bit out of my comfortzone. I have made steampunk cards before, but not many of them - I guess I just don´t think of this style when I start making my cards.

The image here is Kenny K´s Inspector Em (one of my favourite Kenny K´s).
Other things used are:
Designpaper: Storyteller
Dies: Spellbinders
Embossingfolders: Sizzix, Darice
Pearls and bling: Storyteller
DistressInk Black Soot
Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel
Aren´t those screwheadbrads just perfect for the steampunkstyle?!?
The frontside greeting is made with my old DYMO-writer
The inside stamptext is from Norsk Stempelblad

The inside is decorated to match the front:

On the back I put down the 4th square of the DP, both to use the leftoverpart, and to show the beautiful paper better than on the other sides…

I´ll enter the card into these challenges:
Kenny K´s Krafty Krew #159 - Pumps and Pearls
Charisma Cardz #44 Anything Goes
Sister Act #32 - Cards Only
Divas By Design - Use a Digi
A Gem of a Challenge #105 - Gems Gems Gems
Brown Sugar #67 - Anything Goes


challengeblog to read all details on the challenge, and to see the fabulous creations from the DT-girls


Snowflakes or Glitter at My Besties Norge

Good morning crafters!
Today is a twopost-day in my blog 😊
This first post is to invite and inspire you to the brand new challenge at
My Besties Norge
This challenge is called
Snowflakes or Glitter
I love snowflakes and glitter, so I used both, but you don´t have to do that - one is enough

I made my card as a pocketcard, with the tag inside decorated in an almost similar way as the front and back of the pocket.
The image is Sherri Baldys Penny Penguin, coloured with ProMarkers. The dots on the dress are «coloured» with Liquid Pearls. Around the image, for a snoweffect, I used Chunky White Embossing Enamel.
The stamped greetings in- and outside and on the tags are from Kort & Godt and Storyteller.
The snowflakes are Sizzix and Magnolia (dies) and Tonic (punch), with lots of glitter on
💖 - LOVE glitter!

The next pictures show the different sides of the tag and pocket - hope you´ll like it

I´ll enter these challenges:
Kort o Mania #96 - Alt går så lenge det er jul
Card and Scrap - Lag et julekort
Sweet Stampin´Challenge - Christmas is coming
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
Charisma Cardz #44 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Winter Blues
Sister Act - Cards Only
Totally PaperCrafts #192 - Use Glitter
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Penny´s Paper-Crafty Challenge #152 - Lots of Layers
Divas by Design - Use a Digi
Deep Ocean #64 - Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas
Crafty Girls #5 - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas #20 - besondere Kartenform
CHNC #150 - Outdoors
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter theme


I hope you´ll find time to join this challenge,
pop in on
My Besties Norge
to find more inspiration
(and read the few rules)
- then join in


onsdag 6. november 2013

All That Glitter at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good morning to you all!
Wednesday, and time for a new challenge at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
First of all Thanks a lot to everyone who joined our last «Anything Goes»-challenge, and a huge Congrats to the winner and Top 3´s.
This week we have a Glitterchallenge for you - how fun is that!
I really love all that glitters! Loose glitter, glitterstickles, glitterpaper and -cardstock…everything that  have a touch of sparkle 💖

I have made a christmascard for this challenge.
The card is made as a pocketfoldcard, and the image used is Kenny K´s Xmas Greetings.
I dared myself to use bold, bright colours here - even black! I never colour in black! Colouring in black gives me really shaky hands!

You´ll find colour- and materiallists further down in the post.

Here´s a pic of the backside:

Here´s the inside card shown too:

…and the back of it, with a little writingpanel:

ProMarkers used for the image:
Dusky Pink, Ivory, Blush
Walnut, Cocoa, Terracotta, Gold
Pine, Pear Green
Burgundy, Poppy Red
Caramel, Sandstone
Black, Warm Grey 1, 3 and 5

Material List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DP´s: Papirdesign
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk WalnutStain
Stamps: Image Kenny K Xmas Greetings, Texts Kort & Godt, Minnehjørnet
Dies: TH Sizzix, Magnolia DooHickeys
Embellishments: Flowers, Pearls, Ribbons
Other: Glitterstickles Xmas Red, Holly, Pine Needles, Diamond, Black Diamond

I´ll enter these challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, optional extra Make a Christmascard/ christmascreation
Sir Stampalot - Christmas
Kenny K´s Krafty Krew #159 - Pumps & Pearls
NSHK #84 - Bingo (Tags/ Mønsterark/ Blomster)
A Gem Of A Challenge #104 - Christmas is Coming
Sister Act #31 - Anything goes
Kort o Mania #96 - Alt går så lenge det er jul
Ett Trykk - Trykkpressa November Brettekort med Juletema
Simply Create Too #49 - Bingo N: Red, Bow, 3 Layers, Flowers, Punch or DieCut
Crafty Girls #5 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie #56 - Bingo Bow/ Pearls/ Glitter
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional Colors
Crafting CalenderAllsorts - All Things Christmas
Card and Scrap #64 - Lag et Julekort
Allsorts #231 - Christmas Cheer

I hope you´ll visit
I ❤️ ProMarkers 
to get inspiration from the rest of the DT-girls to join our Glitterchallenge

So Long