Christmas Countdown

lørdag 30. mars 2013


Hi again
I just had to show you another card I've made after a Maya-tutorial for Ett Trykk (4/2012).
That girl is absolutely fabulous at cardmaking!
I think this folding-technique is great for a confirmationcard. I've stamped little greetings (Kort&Godt and Storyteller) on all the smaller tags, and a little poem (Papirdesign) on the bigger tag.
I chose to tie blue satinribbons to the tags, but looking at it now, I see that if I'd used aquacoloured ribbons the card could have been for a girl as well...
On the front of the card I've goldembossed the greeting-text.
Of course I've inked both paper- and cardstockedges :)

Next two pictures show the tags better:

I'll enter
Panduro Hobby's latest challenge: Konfirmation


fredag 29. mars 2013

Paperbagcard for Confirmation

Hope you all have a happy easter
- I'm having a great time doing most nothing : D
Here's one of the "nothing-things" I've done.
I've made another confirmationcard for a boy.
This time I've used papers from Pion. I think Pion papers are so beautiful in itself that they don't need much embellishments or decor. Pefect for male cards.
I used a brown paperbag as base for the card, folded it and decorated it.
The next pictures show the insides, the tag and the back of the "card".
The sentiment in the front is a stamp from Kort&Godt. The greeting on the tag is from Papirdesign.

I'll enter these challenges:
Dutch Dare #210 - CAS
Sentimental Sundays #146 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy #6 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft #235 - Cool Men
Creative Card Crew #32 - Masculine
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! - Anything Goes


I hope you like it. I'll be back soon, showing "nothing" 

onsdag 27. mars 2013

Confirmationcard in "Mayafolding"

In the latest issue of the norwegian magazine Ett Trykk I found a fantastic cardfoldingtutorial,
made by Maya Stenshagen.
I just had to try it, and figured I'd try it for a confirmationcard for a boy - again.
I used DPs from Papirdesign. Papirdesign have so many wonderful DPs, perfect for confirmation. Like the ones in different brownshades that I've used here. I just L O V E them!
The folding gives the card three pockets, one big and two smaller.
I put tags in all three of them, with different confirmationgreetings on.
The tags have brown ribbons attached.

5 more pictures, showing the rest of the card:

Materials Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
DPs: Papirdesign
DistressInk WalnutStain
Martha Stewart Cherish PATP-set
Textstamps: Papirdesign, Storyteller
Embossingpowder, gold
Brown ribbon

I'll send the card to these challenges:
Creative Card Crew #32 - Masculine
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #209 - Shaped Cards
Cupcake Craft Chalenges #235 - Cool Men
TTCRD - Anything Goes


mandag 25. mars 2013

Voting Week at Fashionista Challenge

Today we start the voting week at Fashionista Challenge
The DT have voted the TOP 5 for the PINK challenge
Now you can vote for your favourite.
And remember, there's a prize for one of you voters too.

Find your favourite

Heddas Birthdaycard

Good morning, girls.
I'll start the week with showing a birthdaycard that Hedda made the other day.
Hasn't she become good at colouring with ProMarkers?
I think it's great for a 11- y... ups... 12-year old. (I keep forgetting that she's turned 12 - she does NOT!)
She wanted me to post it to the blog, and enter it into the marchchallenge at Minidokkene
- so here is :)

So long, girls...


søndag 24. mars 2013


I'm so behind on the christmascards! 
Last year I made at least 3 christmascards every month, as I joined Hjertebodens Juleblogg. Now, I have like a total of 2 - in march!
So, between chickens, eggs and bunnies I made a christmastag yesterday.
I found a cute, little sketch at Christmas Challenges (with sketches), pulled out my christmaspapers and stamps - and this is how it turned out.
(So fun, I even started on another one)
The sketchchallenge has the twist of using diecuts or punches. Well, I would have used the same dies (all Magnolia DooHickeys) for the tag anyway ;)

I hope that I, with this one, will get back on track with my christmascards and -projects.

I'll send the tag to these challenges:
Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #65 - Sketch (with a twist)

lørdag 23. mars 2013

Tagbook for Confirmation

Hi again, girls :)
Spring and confirmations seems long ahead - tonight and earlier today we've had some more snow... - but time run fast and before we know it they're both here. And as I've said before; a slow cardmaker like me have to start early. Cards for the boys are the most difficult, so I've started these first :)
Today I'll show you a tagbookcard I've made.
I think the image is from WOJ (hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong).
I cut a 3.1/4" x5" panel of aquarellepaper and punched around it with Martha Stewarts Eyelet Lace PATP-set.
I've coloured it with DistressInk (Reinks and Markers).
Then I inked the edges, like I did with all papers (Pion, Papirdesign and Panduro) and cardstock.
I put lots of halfpearls around the image.
Next picture shows it opened facing the back of it.
I used Kraftcardstock for the labels. Stamped different greetings in the middle and swirls around the edges.

Here's the inside. Tags made of Kraftcardstock. Decorated with stamping and/or papers.
The back of the tags doesn't have any stamping, there one can write more personal greetings :)

Here I've pulled the tags up a bit. I see now that I should have pulled the tag to the right more up, as the stamped greeting are at the bottom of it (funny how much more you see and think of when you see pictures...)

I'll enter these challenges:
Creative Card Crew #32 - Masculine
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #6 - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun #203 - Alles Geht

fredag 22. mars 2013


Hi again :)
After all the yellow eastercrafting I felt like making something completely different.
It's been a while since I used a sketch now, and I knew that CLP had a great sketch for their latest challenge. So I thought I'd give it a try, and here's how it turned out.
The DPs are from a Primapad that came with a magazine a long time ago.
I used Kraftcardstock for the base of the card.
The paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
On one of the papers I put on a ribbon along one side and sew a lace to the curved edge.
In the corner of the image I put down a decoration made of diecut swirls (My Favourite Thing), leaves, roses and some white metalswirls.
The Magnolia-image is coloured with ProMarkers.
The panel behind the image is machine-sewn.

On the back of the card I put on the same paper as I used on the front. Then I made a "postcard" that I stamped on a postalstamp and a postcardstamp with a "made by"-text. Both those and the birdstamp are from Kort&Godt.
(I had a little trouble with my lamp, so I didn't get any good pictures of the insides of the card, but they are decorated with the same papers, and in same style as the rest of the card.)
I'll enter the card into these challenges:
CLP #56 - Sketch
lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia #65 - Stitching
Midweek Magnolias #53 - Everything's Coming Up Roses!
NMWC #7 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #175 - Something Old (papers are old)
I Love ProMarkers - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace


torsdag 21. mars 2013

Boardgame for Easter

The last years I've been making different boardgames for easter.
Here's this years game, very inspired by a game from the latest issue of Inzpira Magazine.
I chose a bright yellow cardstock to make the box to keep the board and all pieces in.
Then I searched to my easterpapers to find some bright, sparkly papers.

I printed out the rules and glued them inside the lid.

For the board I used an almost springgreenlike cardstock.
I measured, scored, cut and folded it in 4.
I cut 4 big eggs that I put in the corners, they make each players "house".
Then I cut several smaller eggs that makes the fields where the chickens "go". The glittery eggs have special meanings.
I made a little pink box that contains the eggs you win through the game.
This box is placed in the middle of the board.

Here's one of the little chickensto play with. It's made in shrinkfilm.
I coloured three of them, and Hedda coloured her own.
They're all in different colours.
I glued them on some pieces from an old game (I never throw away pieces like this when a boardgame is ruined or has lost too many pieces. They might come handy one day ;))
Now we're just waiting for easter to come, so that we can play the game - it can "not be opened 'till easter"...

There are lots of challengeblogs having easterthemed challenges right now, so I'll try my luck sending the game to these:
Creative Inspiration #206 - Spring Colours
Creatalicious Challenges #46 - Lovely Easter
Simply Create Too #33 - Easter
NSHK #70 - Fargeutfordring "GUL" (Colourchallenge "Yellow")
Sweet Stampin' - Easter
Cutie Pie #40 - Easter
Party Time Tuesday #112 - Color/ Photoinspiration
Scrappin All Over #11 - Påske (Easter)
Papertake Weekely - Easter Treats


tirsdag 19. mars 2013

Sanders Eastercard

This is the card Sander made last weekend.
Cardmaking (making anything in general), is so out of his comfortzone that I almost fell of the chair when he came and sat down with us, and said that he wanted to make a card. I think I managed to keep my face rather straight as I asked him what he wanted to use and how he wanted the card to be.
He did not want to colour Tilda or Edwin - "I need some bunnies". Well, I knew I should have a bunnystamp. His problem was that he didn't want the whole row of bunnies. He decided to cut out two of them (Why haven't I thought of that!). Then he coloured them with ProMarkers.
Then he chose dies and cut the hill.
The letters in the greeting are cut with a Cuttlekids-alphabetset.
"How do you fold it to make it stand up", he asked. It was an easelcard he wanted to make :)
When he had finished the card he was quite proud of what he'd made and even asked me if I'd like to post it on my blog. And when I asked him if he would put it into a challenge, he cheered up and said "Yes".
So Sanders Eastercard goes for 
Minidokkenes Marchchallenge "Alt er Lov" (Anything Goes).


Heddas Eastercard

During the terrible weather last weekend I had some superterrific creatingtimes together with my children.
Hedda found everything she needed -and wanted - to use, and made this eastercard.
She coloured the Magnoliaimage with ProMarkers. She cut all the papers and diecuts herself, so I'm not quite sure which sets she has used...

I think she must have found inspiration for the inside seeing me making cards...
The backingpaper she's used have printed eastergreetings.

she wanted me to send the card to the norwegian challengeblog for kids
Minidokkene. Their challenge in March is called "Alt er lov" (Anything goes).


I know she'd be happy with some comments on her card, so I hope some of you can give her a little minute of your time :)

mandag 18. mars 2013

Easterdecoration in Yellow

 Here's a little easterdecoration I've been working on last weekend. 
Snowy weather and wind made both kids stay indoors, and we really had some cosy times together. 
I'll post what they made later.
(Might even get a third post here today!)

I've had the sizzixdie for a long time, but haven't remembered to use it 'till now. 
I cut 4 similar diecuts in yellow cardstock with it, and glued them together (with a thread between).
I coloured two Magnolia-images in most yellocolours (Distress Reinks), used a Spellbinder-die to cut out the images. Then decorated a little bit (a little cheesecloth, LiquidPearls, some yellow flowers and a few leaves) before I attached them together (same thread between here too).
Then, beneath the sizziz-diecuts I put on a few eggs, some feathers and an organzaribbon.
So now it's finished and ready to be hung up, swirling around, for easter. ;)

I'll send my yellow easterdecoration to these challenges:
Totally Tilda #67 - Easter, Use at least ONE EGG & a Tilda Image
Simply Magnolia - Easter and Eggs
Marvelous Magnolia - Tilda in her Sunday best
Tildas Town #44 - Anything Goes
MDUC - Easter


It's a Man Thing! at Ooh La La

 Good morning all crafters out there.
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Ooh La La Challenge Blog.
You don't need to use materials from the OLL-online-shop, but have you visited it and seen all the lovely CDs? New now are also buttons and some absolutely metal embellishments - wonderful!
The theme this fortnight is "It's a Man Thing!".
I really hope that many, many of you will join us on this one!
I've chosen a rather manly image and coordinating papers (for both insides and outsides). The hook is a real one, honestly stolen from my sons fishingbox ;)
I'm not sure the knots will be approved by a real fisher - but, I've done my best (though I admit I'm better at bows...)

Here's the back of the card:
With papers like these you don't need much decorations....

Now, here are the details:
Find Inspiration to make your own manly project
Join the challenge
Have FUN

fredag 8. mars 2013

Lace, Pearls and Metal

Hi again :)
Something completely different from me today!
I have coloured one of my Kenny K-images in blue and brown (DistressMarkers and -refills), then I tried to find matching papers and stash for it. Usually when I make cards I, sort of, have in mind which papers to use, as I colour the image. Colouring this one I didn't think of papers at all. I just had a great time colouring!
Then, having made it difficult for myself, I figured I'd just continue that way, so I decided to try that metaltape-embossingthing that "everybody" seem to be doing now - FUN!
 Around the image I put on halfpearls in different shades of blue, brads (with gemstones in), some TH-gears, a button and Fastenaters in two of the corners (I had totally forgotten I had those...)
The paperedges (Papirdesign and Prima) are inked with DistressInk BlackSoot.
I tied a black satinribbon to the embossed heart and attached a keycharm to it.
To the tag (tucked under the image) I tied a black laceribbon.
The border is made with Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Edge Punch.

Here's the insides. Greetingpanels punched with Martha Stewarts Cherish PATP-set.
The stamped greeting is from Norsk Stempelblad AS.
The back of it, waiting for my "Made by..."-stamp :

Working on this card my Spellbinder broke, third time since November! 
I have waited for it to happen again. 
We managed to fix it - with tape(!) this time, so I could use it some more. 
Then, Wednesday I bought a new cutter, a Cuttlebug, and I already LOVE it!!!

Now; I'll send the card to these challengeblogs (hope they'll like it):
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #133 - Lace & Pearls
NMWC #7 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #69 - Button It
Totally Papercrafts #157 - Punch It
Sweet Stampin' - It's All Embossing
Crafty Boots - Old, New, Borrowed OR Blue (think I managed all except the Borrowed part...)
Crazy Amigo - Women
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #207 - Girls Rule

Wish you all a wonderful weekend

Unfortunately ;) it started snowing quite heavily here now - not weather for housework I guess...
Better stay here, in my scraproom ;)

tirsdag 5. mars 2013

Pink Confirmationcard in TESA-folding

This was one of my weekendprojects. 
Though spring and confirmationtime seems far away right now, I think it might be about time to start thinking of it - at least for a slow cardmaker like me...
In the weekend I have tried out different foldingtechniques. 
Many of them found in the norwegian magazine Ett Trykk
This one they called TESA-folding, you can find the tutorial HERE.
I have used the lovely, new papers from Papirdesign (note to myself: buy more of those papers!)

When you pull out the imagecard, the rest of the card, almost magically, opens up, and you have a perfect place for a sentiment :)

The two hearts (dies from Nellie's Multiframes) are put together with an eyelet so the heart on top can be turned around to make the sentiment on the bottomheart become visible.

On the back the folding makes a pocket, where there's place for a tag:

Material list:
Size: 6"x6"
Ink: DistressInk WalnutStain, Versafine OnyxBlack
Stamps: Texts: Kort&Godt, Papirdesign. Image: Whiff of Joy (correct me if I'm wrong)
DPs: Papirdesign
 Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft and Pink
Techniques: Cardfolding after tutorial, Colouring: DistressMarkers and -refills.
Other: Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace PATP-set, Dies: Nellie's Multiframes - Hearts and imagepanel, Magnolia DooHickey - Tag, My Favourite Things - Swirl, Cheery Lynn - Butterflies
Halfpearls, LiquidPearls Opal, Glitterstickles Diamond, Flowers, Leaves, Ribbon, Twine, Eyelets.

I'll enter the card into the following challenges:
By the Cute and Girly - Favourite Things
Crafts and Me #122 - Dies or Punches
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap #50 - Brug Pastelfarver!
Kort o Mania #81 - Bretteteknikk
No Matter Which Challenges #7 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #173 - Anything Goes With Pink!
Addicted To Stamps #51 - Frühling
Sentimental Sundays #144 - Fairies With Wings
Cupcake #232 - Sparkle
Joanna Sheen - Layer It Up!
The Corrosive Challenge Blog #169 - All That Glitters
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's #110 - Die Cuts


mandag 4. mars 2013

Pretty In Pink at Fashionista Challenge

Good morning everyone
Today we have a new challenge for you over at Fashionista Challenge.
First; a huge congratulation to the chosen Top 5!
And then an even bigger congrats to the voted winner :)
Exciting times, isn't it?

This months theme is "Pretty In Pink"
Easy, peasy - right?
Our sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary, and I got this beautiful digi called "Reading Beauty" to play with.
Oh, did I have a good time making this one - playing with all my pink stuff was so FUN!
The image is coloured with DistressInks (markers and refills).
I put on lots of halfpearls and gems, and laces and ribbons. 
The flowers have got a coat of glitter on :)
All paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
The DPs have been around for years, so, unfortunately, I really can't remember where they are from...

The inside will look something like this...
...but I must admit I haven't finished it completely
-I dont like to attach the greetingpanel before I've found the perfect greeting/ sentiment for it, so this it what the insides really look like right now:
I hope this will inspire you to find your pink stash an come join our Pretty In Pink-challenge.
If not: Click over to Fashionista Challenge to see the fabulous creations the rest of the girls have made