Christmas Countdown

lørdag 30. juli 2011


Here's another of the summercards I've made. The image here is from Mo's Digital Pencil - I love these cute fruit- and berriesgirls she has :)
I even found some papers with cherriemotives (incredible what one has in ones stash...)
...inside the card. Clean and simple, ready for a greeting :)

My cherrygirl summercard goes into these challenges:
NSHK - Sketch
Stampavie and more - Summer
Stampin' Royalty - Summer
I LOVE ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Summer
Little Darlings - Girly
Stamp Something - Summer Fun Something
If The Shoe Fits... Scrap It! - Summer
Anonyme Scrappere - Sommerutfordring
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free and Easy July

Christmascards in July

I have made my three christmascards for Hjertebodens Juleblogg this month - it was hard to get started on christmascards in the middle of the summer, but when I first got into it I almost couldn't stop. I'm still working on christmascards... (and summercards :D)
These three cards are all made after the same sketch, but I think they look quite different though...
Here's the inside of the card.

The second is an Easelcard, also with a Magnoliaimage, coloured with ProMarkers...
...inside the card. A simplifyed version of the sketch...

This, last one, is also an Easelcard, but I couldn't get the photo of the inside into the blog....

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill, white, red and Kraft
DPs: Melissa Frances Caleb and Marc, Panduro CountryChristmas Feliz Navidad and Christmasdot, Marianne design Songbook, and one unknown
Stamps: Magnolia (images), Storyteller and Ladybug and Friends (Texts)
Ink: Adirondack Earthtones Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, DistressInk OldPaper
Colouring: ProMarkers
Flowers: Papirdesign, Bazzill, Kort&Godt
Dies: Marianne design and Spellbinders
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Clear UTEE
Crystal Stickles (Ranger)

tirsdag 26. juli 2011

Christmas Decoration

Oh, I had such a good time making this christmasdecoration - in July, in the summersun... :)
I've used two snowflakes (one leftover from last christmas, and one newly bought), some tiny bells, three christmastreeballs and some rhinestones. The old snowflake is covered in a white, almost fluffy glitterstuff (I have glitter everywhere now...)
The Image is the lovely Tilda from Magnolia, I coloured her with ProMarkers, and added some crystalstickles for the glittereffect.
In the livingroom I have some treebranches that I've painted white. I hung the decoration on the "tree" before I took the pictures - not that it made the pictures any better :(

I'll enter these challenges, and hope they'll like my chrismas decoration:

Totally Tilda # 27 - Christmas Decoration in July
2 Sisters # 49 - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Make it Sparkle
Cupcake #152 - Shabby Sparkle
Allsorts 113 - Free n Easy
CSAYL - All About You (my favourite colours are White all year long, and red for christmas)
Kort o Mania - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge # 101 - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Embellished


Thank You Teacher!

I had almost forgotten these two "cards" that I made just before the children started their summerholiday - always a busy time of the year. When I saw the last challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, they came to my mind :)
I made these cards, supervised by my kids ( especially my daughter had very specific demands on how hers should be...)

My son was very clear on that he did NOT want the saying "I LOVE MY TEACHER" - LOL
So I had to make his card a bit "cooler and boyish" (he had a man for a teacher).

The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil, Magnolia and Meljens, and are all coloured with ProMarkers.

Now, halfway through the vacation, I hope that next schoolyear will be just as good as the last one has been :)

fredag 22. juli 2011

Summercard for Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

The challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this forthnight (one more week now) is "SUMMER", and this is my DT-entry for it. I hope all of you, visiting my blog, will be inspired to join us at this challenge :)
Sponsor's for the challenge is Meljens Designs and Love to Stamp.

I've had some really cosy times lately, making summercards (I'll show you more later :)), so when I started posting this I felt a bit unsure "shall I take this one, or one of the others" - but I figured I'd stay with the first one...
This is how I made the inside - I've made it ready for a long letter, and maybe some pics in the leftside pocket.
A closeup of the wonderful image from Mo's Digital Pencil Too!

I'll enter my summercard into these challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch
Kort o Mania - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Free and Easy July
Charisma Cardz #29 - Sunshine Colours
Craft Us Crazy # 13 - Anything Goes

Supply list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Sweet Wishes free paper stack with Papercraft Essentials Magazine
Image: Digistamp from Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Colouring: ProMarkers
Faux stitching
Sakura gel pen
(the banner is homemade)

torsdag 21. juli 2011

Ahoy There - a Nautical card from me

Today I have finished a new card - a nautical-inspired card.
This Tilda was the only "nautical" image I had brought on holiday, so I didn't have much to choose from...
The tag is made with my brand new Marianne-die - bought yesterday...
(actually these papers were a bit thick for this die, but running it through the machine several times made it almost perfect)
All panels are distressed, and the tag is tucked under the imagepanel, and can easily be pulled out by the raffiaribbon.
The backingpaper here (from Maja Design) has such a lovely text at the bottom line (the part I normally cut away on papers), that I had to use it...
As you can see the edges are quite heavily distressed - I had to do that to make as much as possible of the text show :)
...for the backside I drew and cut out this image, to fit the theme...

My Nautical card will go into these challenges:
TOMIC #7 - Nautical
Passion for ProMarkers, week 109 - Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar, #161 - Create a Tag
Craft Us Crazy, #13 - Anything Goes
Saturday Challenge #143 - Holidays
Allsorts, week 112 - Free & Easy July
OLLCB #84 - Tag It!
Kort o Mania #43 - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Show Us What You Got

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Maja Design
Colouring: ProMarkers
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Fifteen, Marianne design (LR0154)
Paper Raffiaband
Sakura Gelpen

mandag 11. juli 2011

...for my Footballboy...

In a few days (July 13.) my son has birthday - 12 years old! I can hardly believe it... where has the years gone...
He's a footballboy (soccer), so I've made a card in his teams colours for him this year too. I've used an image from KennyK - perfect image for him :)
I made this card Clean And Simple ( just a little bit of DistressInk, BlackSoot, to finish off the paneledges), and I think I managed to keep it just that; Clean and Simple :)
The image is attached to the card with a magnet, so that he can keep it on his magnetic board, or on the fridge if he doesn't want to have the card on display for ever after the birthday.
Inside the card I made a pocket with a tag to write the greeting on.
...thought the tag needed a football - just to keep the theme...

I'll put his birthdaycard into the challenges at:
I Love ProMarkers Challenge Blog - Clean And Simple
Allsorts challenge blog - Free and Easy
Craft your passion challenges - Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes Bloghop Challenge
(if I manage to finish the bloghop)

fredag 8. juli 2011

My first DTentry Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Now it's official: I'm a very proud design team member of Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge :D
and today I have my first DTentry at their Blog .

We had a quite soft start, working with this sketch (at least for me, as I love sketches):

And here is my first card for Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:

Inside the card I used one of the same papers as on the outside. On the left inside I also made a "pocket" and a tag, so together with the right side label there should be lots of room for writing ;)

This is what I used making the card:
Cardstock: Grey Bazzill, Red Bazzill Bling
DP: K&Company, KarenMarieKlip
Stamps: Image Simply Betty Digistamp, Swirls Prima GoGreen Concept, Inkadinkado Clearstamps (98977), MayaRoad Clearstamps Journaling Notes
Ink: Versafine OnyxBlack, DistressInk BlackSoot
Colouring: ProMarkers
Black embossingpowder
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Spellbinders Labels Four
DoCraft XCut Borderpunch
Corner rounder punch
Sewing machine

torsdag 7. juli 2011

Easelcard for a babyboy

I got my hands on this adorable Magnoliaimage a while ago, and though I don't really need a babyboycard at the moment, i couldn't wait any longer to use it :)
Of course it had to be blue!
The flowers were originally pale yellow, but I found I could spray them blue, using Glimmermist (Bubbles and Waterslide) . I used a paper underneath when spraying - and after the flowers had dried, I thought the scrappaper looked really nice - so nice that I decided to use it inside the card, for the writingplate. I glued it to a thin piece of cardstock, then ciecutted it, using a Nellie's Multiframe's die (MFD 007).
On the close-up it's easier to see the shimmer from the Glimmermist

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Prima (2), Melissa Frances
Stamps: Magnolia
Colouring: ProMarkers
Ink: Adirondack Earthtone Espresso, Versacolor SkyBlue
Flowers: Prima
Glimmermist, Bubbles and Waterslide (limited edition)
Liquid Appliqué
Nellie's Multiframe's (MFD007)
Spellbinders Classic Ovals (LG)
Sewing machine

My easelcard will go into these challenges:
TOMIC #5 - Easel Card
A Spoonfull of Sugar #159 - Sewing
Simon Says Stamp - A Stitch in Time
Sketchy Colors - Colours: Pale blue/ Beige/ Brown and Sketch
Totally Tilda - Distressing

onsdag 6. juli 2011

Shabby Chic Summerbirthdaycard

I've made a summerbirthdaycard.

On this card I've only used designpapers from 3ndypapir. I think these papers are so soft and lovely - almost too beautiful to cut, tear and distress, like I've done here...

I've used a Magnoliaimage again - I love to try other stamps, both clear-, rubber- and digistamps, but I always seem to come back to these cuties...

Tilda is coloured with ProMarkers.

The flags are homemade :D

With the flowers I also used a few pearlstrings and some tiny beads.

Inside the card I used the same papers, ripping, tearing, distressing (DistressInk OldPaper) the same way as I did with the frontside panels. The "Happy Birthday"-text is embossed with coppercoloured embossingpowder. For the Labels I used a Spellbinderdie.

I used a little glitter on the wings and on Tildas bouquet.

(When I saw the picture, I thought the roses needed a little glitter, as well, but didn't take new photographs...)

I'll enter the following challenges with this card:

Just Magnolia - Anything goes with optional extra of shabby chic

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free and Easy

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Flowers

mandag 4. juli 2011


...well, at least it is exciting to me :)
The other week I were invited to join the DesignTeam over at Fuzzy and Fancy Friday Challenge - is THAT great, or what!!!
I didn't need much time to think about it, before I said "Yes" :D
But then, as I started getting into the Group, attaching accounts (to avoid too many passwords and clicks to get into everything and everywhere I needed), I asked myself (several times) "what the ¤%#/&% have I got myself into!!!"
But I made it! And I made it on my own!
I'm in the Group, and I'm a member of the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Design Team, and I can hardly wait to get started :D

There is a new challenge in Fuzzy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.
It is a wonderful sketch, designed by Cheri.

I really loved working with this sketch, and I hope you will too...

fredag 1. juli 2011

Cupcake Giftbag

Around eastertime "Ett Trykk" had a cupcakechallenge. I had, just days before the challenge were published, bought a magazine (Docrafts Creativity, I think...) that had some lovely cupcakstamps and a little embossingfolder as a freegift.
Of course I could use my new stash and join in on that challenge!
But - "Ett Trykk" seems to have that policy that one can't go public with entries for their challenges until a month after the magazine is in the shops :(
1 month is quite a long time, and I've almost forgotten that now it's been a month, and I can show my Cupcake Giftbag that I made for that challenge, in my blog :)
...and brag to all that my creation were showed in the magazine - EXCITING :)

Here it is:
...and here's what's inside it: contains cupcakemix, chocolate, icingmix and some decorationsticks I made for it :)