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torsdag 29. mai 2014

Shabby Chic ConfirmationCard for Inky Chics

I am SO sorry I’m so late with my card for Inky Chicks, not being at home, busy days, and having an internet access that is very to and from, writing a blogpost is NOT easy. AND - having left my USB stick at home I felt in real trouble. But now I’m home, sitting by my own computer, in my own crafting room - that’s what I call good times :)

Well - over to this weeks challenge over at
the challengetheme is
Use a metal embellishment

For this challenge our sponsor is
If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at Live & Love Crafts!
Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.

Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.
The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

with a 
for a lucky winner

My card for Inky Chicks this week is a Magic Card, a Shabby Chic, Romantic Magic Card, for a confirmand. All embellishments are in white, with a little touch of silver and gold.

The image is found on the internet, and again I've used a Spellbinderdie to frame it. Both the frame and the flowers are sprinkled with Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel. 

My metal embellishment is the heartcharm - I think an heartcharm works 

I used a Martha Stewart PATP-set (Eyelet Lace) to make the greetingpanels inside the card. On the edges of the card I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch. The stamped greeting on the inside is from Papirdesign

I hope you’ll join the
Metal Embellishment Challenge 
over at
Inky Chicks

I’ll join the following challenges:
Scrappin’ All Over #24 - Shabby Chic
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #37 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #19 - Always Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! #30 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #200 Celebration! - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #172 - Bingo (Lace/Punch/Button, Lace/Twine/Pearls, Pearls/Flower/Die Cut)


So Long

søndag 25. mai 2014

Perler @ My Besties Norge

Hi again
-another card from me today, this one for
My Besties Norge
and their challenge

 I made a pocketcard for this challenge, and for a moment I thought I’d go wild in pearls, but finished I’m quite satisfied with it. I hadn’t used as much pearly stuff as it felt by the look on my desk…
The image, Sherri Baldys I Say A Little Prayer For You, is coloured with ProMarkers.
I also sprinkled on som Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the image.
For the imagepanel I used Spellbinders Labels Four. Underneath the imagepanel I tucked in a little cheesecloth.
DPs are from MajaDesign and the cardstock is from Bazzill.
The textstamp is from Storyteller. The swirls on the the insidepanel are made with an old stamp from Prima - one of my oldest and most used swirlstamps.
The pink, little flowers have got a little (actually more like a «lottle») touch of glitter.
All paneledges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
For the pearly touch I used different pearlstrings and halfpearls.

Frontsides of pocket and inlaycard:

Backsides of pocket and inlaycard:

The image is called 
I Say A Little Prayer For You
-the white «dots» in her hair is mad with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
You can find this one and all of Sherri Baldys images in her online shops
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store

I’ll join these challenges:
Digistamps 4 Joy #92 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #95 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Girly Cards
Stampin’ For The Weekend - For The Girls
Sister Act #58 - Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe #64 - Girly
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #266 - Birthdays
Deep Ocean #78 - Wings
Love To Scrap! #30 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #82 - Things With Wings

I hope to see your card in the
Pearl Challenge
My Besties Norge
Visit us, and see what we have made to inspire you,


So Long

Konfirmasjon eller Feiring @ Storyteller

Good Morning To You All
Sunday, and time for our new challenge @

The theme for this challenge is
(Confirmation or Celebration)

For this challenge I’ve made a shabby Chic confirmationcard.
The image is found on internet, I mounted it on to a Spellbinders diecut, then put on lot of frantage around the image and onto the frame. I used the same frantage (Shabby White) on the flowers too, and on the edges of the label.
I really like these pictures from old times, in black and white, with girls in white dresses and long hair lovely done.
The charm was originally silvecoloured, but I covered it with coldcoloured embossingpowder to make it fit better to the rest of the embellishments. The same goldembossingpowder is used on the greeting on the label and on the back of the card.
You’ll find a full supplylist further down in the post.

Here’s my Shabby Chic Confirmation Card:

Material list:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Melissa Frances
Image: Internet
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace PATP-sett
Dies: Spellbinders Timeless Ractangle, Fancy Tags
Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Goldcoloured Embossingpowder
Button from Panduro
Laces, Cheesecloth, Homemade Pin
Flowers: Storyteller and Papirdesign
Textstamps from Storyteller
Pearls from Storyteller
Charms from Storyteller
DistressInk WalnutStain

I’ll join these challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #237 - Buttons or Bows
Brown Sugar #95 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Girly Cards
The Crafter’s Cafe #64 - Girly
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #43 - Anything Goes/ With a twist Use Twine
Scrappin All Over #24 - Shabby Chic
Card and Scrap #76 - Shabby Chic


I hope you’ll visit
and join in on our
Confirmation or Celebration Challenge
The DT-girls have made some wonderful projects for this challenge,
just hop over there to see


So Long

onsdag 21. mai 2014

Anything Goes @ I ❤️ ProMarkers

 Good Morning
 Wednesday again, and time for a new challenge over @
this week with everyones favourite theme
Anything Goes

My Anything Goes-Project is a sort of Shabby-Chic card. The image is one of Sherri Baldys My Besties, coloured with ProMarkers. You’ll find the colour- and materiallist further down in the post.

Insides. On the left I plan to have a stamped greeting on the diecut panel (not fastened yet).

On the back I used the same Dp as on the front.

ProMarkers Used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Blush, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Buttercup, Tan, Cocoa
Clothes: Khaki, Pastel Beige, Pear Green, Olive Green, Blossom, Dusky Pink, Blender

Material List:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Panduro Vibeke Spigseth Poppydesign
Martha Stewart punches
Spellbinders dies
Frantafe Shabby White Embossing Enamel
DistressInk WalnutStain
Sakura Gelly Roll for the «pearls» in her hair

I hope you all will join the
Anything Goes Challenge
Just hop on over there to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made, read about our sponsor,
get inspired, join us and have fun.

I’ll join these challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Ohhh So Cute
Love To Scrap! #30 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #62 - Shabby Chic Vintage
Scrappin All Over #24 - Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss #236 - Lace
Card And Scrap #76 - Shabby Chic
Digistamps 4 Joy #92 - Anything Goes


So Long

onsdag 14. mai 2014

Whatever the Weather @ I ❤️ProMarkers

Hi Friends and Followers
-I’m  SO SORRY todays post is so late. I’ve been away for the last two days, bringing the laptop ‘cause I thought I’d have proper internetaccess, but I was wrong…
I had net, and was able to log on to the blog, but couldn’t get the blogpostlist, so I wasn’t able to finish or schedule the post 😞

Well, here I am with my DT-card for this weeks challenge over at 
is what we’ve called this challenge

It’s been so long since I’ve used my Magnoliastuff, so for this one I really felt like  using it again, both image and papers are Magnolias. I’ve also used lots of laces, flowers, seambindingribbon, twine, cheesecloth, pearlstrings, halfpearls, a button, a heartshaped charm and some shrinkfilm. 
For the imagepanel I used a die from Nellie’s, the stamped greeting is stamped on shrinkfilm, then cut with a Spellbindersdie. 
The stamp used on the shrinkfilm, I got by mail (yes, a real letter), from a boy who used to visit me in the tower at the airport where I work - yes, I admit I had to cry a little when I got the letter… Isn’t it kind of a young boy to remember an «old» lady, and even think of me when he see a clearstamp with such a lovely greeting???


Front and back:

Closeup of the image:

Pro- and FlexMarkers used to colur the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Blush, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Gold, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup
Dress: Khaki, Pastel Beige, Blender
Boots: Putty, Antique White, Blender
Umbrella, Bow: Antigue White, Blender, Blossom, Honeydew
Raindrops: Pebble Blue
Shadow: Glacier Blue, Blender

I’ll join these challenges:
Sketchy Colors #210 - Sketch
Dutch Magnolia Challenges #81 - Spring, use flowers on your card
lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolias #94 - Include a Sentiment
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tilda’s Town #103 - Your Favourite Coloring Medium
Time For Magnolia #56 - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Scrappin’ All Over #23 - Lag på Lag

I hope you’ll find time to join us for this challenge. 
to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made to inspire you,
see our sponsors and prizes
-get inspired and join in


So Long

tirsdag 13. mai 2014

I’m an Inky Chic!

Hi, you all - big news today;
-yes I’m on the DT over at  Inky Chicks, and this is my first DT-entry for them.
I’m so happy to play along with the chicks - and by a look at my fingers on an ordinary day, I think I fit right in 😉
And if there should be any Glitter- or Glue Girls around, I’d probably play well amongst them too…
But - the theme for this challenge is
Clean And Simple
The theme I find the most difficult of all challengethemes…
And to be sure I didn’t step outside the rules of CAS on my first DT for Inky Chicks, I decided to make it really, really Clean and Simple - here’s just the cardblank, the DP, a little more cardstock for matting and the image (Magnolias).
The motive is coloured with ProMarkers - yeah, I love my ProMarkers 😍

Please visit
Inky Chicks
and join our
Our sponsor for this challenge is
Krea Teja


I’ll enter these challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society #41 - Anything Goes + Option Spring
Scribble and Scrap #18 - Always Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps #82 - Inspired By A Song; «Singing in the rain»
Open Minded Crafting Fun #10 - Use Some Ribbon
Sister Act #56 - Card Only, Anything Goes


So Long

mandag 12. mai 2014

Something Old, Something New @ My Besties

Good Morning
-today I’m here to welcome you to a new challenge over at
My Besties
the theme for this challenge is
Something Old, Something New

I found a many year old cut out sheet, with flags and banners.
The ribbon is about 10 years old, I used it for tying plaits in the hair of my daughter many, many years ago, on our national day.
The new stuff I’ve used are my newly bought papers from Authentique, the small paperflowers I’ve made into a wreath and the charm I made especially for this project. I tried to make the charm in a kind of filigree brooch-style, like the ones used for the national costumes we wear in Norway.
17. Mai is the national day here in Norway, and this year our constitution is 200 years, so we’ll have a huge celebration :)

For this occasion I’ve decorated a winebottletag
The image used is Sherri Baldys My Besties Img303
It’s coloured with ProMarkers.
The frame is made with a Spellbindersdie.
On the frame and around the picture I put on (lots of) Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

Sherri Baldy now has 3 shops where you canbuy her images (they’re available both as digis and clearstamps, in CDs and on fabric, you can even get them in 3D)
Just visit her shops:
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store

I hope you’ll visit
My Besties
and join the
Something Old, Something New Challenge
The DT-girls have made some wonderful project to inspire you, just hop on over here to see.
The challenge ends May 24.

I’ll join these challenges:
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #95 - Rødt, Hvitt og Blått
Scribble and Scrap #18 - Always Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun #10 - Use Some Ribbon
Simply Create Too #61 - Anything But A Card
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #176 - 2 or more Patterned Papers
Scrapper’s Delights #22 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #42 - Anything Goes/ Bingo (Flower, Diecut/ Punch, Ribbon/ Bow)


So Long

søndag 11. mai 2014

Konfirmasjon eller Feiring @ My Besties Norge

Hi, and Good Morning
I’m back with another confirmands card, this time for a girl.
This card is my DT-entry for the new challenge at
My Besties Norge

The image is Tween Besties Img 124, an image I’ve used for several of this years confirmandscards
- I think it is just so perfect for such an occasion
Of course then,  the theme for this challenge is
Confirmation or Celebration

I’ve used ProMarkers to colour the image to go with the DPs from Papirdesign.
I’ve decorated with some laces, cheesecloth, pearlstrings, leaves, roses and halfpearls. Around the image I put on lots of tiny Liquid Pearls (White Opal).
The textplate is mad using a Martha Stewart punch (Lace Heart Edge Punch), the stamped text is from Kort & Godt.
The paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

Inside I used Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace PATP set, both for the bordered edges and for the greetingpanels. The stamped greeting is from Papirdesign.

Underneath the paperband on the far right inside you can put some money :)

The frontsides of the card:

I hope many of you will find time to join us for this challenge.
Do hop on over to
My Besties Norge
to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made

I’ll join the following challenges:
Brown Sugar #93 - Pastel
Sister Act #56 - Cards Only Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #176 - 2 or more patterned papers
Scrapper’s Delights #22 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #42 - Anything Goes/ Bingo (Flowers, Sentiment, More than 2 Layers)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft-Room Challenge - Roses and Romance
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies #55 - Flowers, Ribbons &/ or Lace
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Papers


So Long

lørdag 10. mai 2014

Vintage Confirmationcard for a Boy

Hi again, fellow Crafters.
I have made a vintage boyscard. 
For a while I have wondered if it could be done; as I don’t think I can have too much flowers and laces and other stashy, yummi nice things on a male card…
So i found my things - 
Papers from Papirdesign, 
the image is also from Papirdesign, 
dies from Spellbinders, 
Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel, 
Goldcoloured Embossingpowder, 
Pearls and stash to make a pin, 
Textstamps from Papirdesign and Kort & Godt, 
Ribbon with textprint, 
and of course DistressInk WalnutStain 
- and decided to have a try
This is how it turned out:

The inside is rather Clean and Simple, with a fold to put in either money or a giftcard:

On the back I stamped a greeting, and embossed it with Goldcoloured embossinpowder

I hope you like my Vintage Male Card.

I’ll join these challenges with it:
Vintage Udfordring #80 - Herrekort/ Card to a man
A Creative Romance - One For The Boys
Sister Act #56 - Card Only
Scrapper’s Delights #22 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes
Card Mania #46 - Emboss It
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Kort o Mania #107 - Alt Går/ Alt er lov/ Anything Goes
Card and Scrap #75 - Brug Billede

So Long


onsdag 7. mai 2014

Metal/ Metallic @ I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good Morning
and welcome to another challenge at
I ❤️ Pro Markers 
This weeks challenge is
Metal/ Metallic

I’ve used the image
(Daisy Do All Cleaning Day)
a digistamp by Sherri Baldy
Who is this weeks sponsor.

My DT-entry for this challenge is a wallhanging I’ve made for my laundry room (where I keep all my washing equipment).
The Metallic touch in my project are a lot of charms, a bookplate, brads, a little chain. The ribbons are silvercoloured with metal strings inside. The flowers are embossed with Frantage (Aged Silver). The pattern in the background paper is silvercoloured as well.
I do not like that someone mess around with my laundry, washing clothes with not similar colours together. - Or use washing liquids meant for floors for other surfaces - this wallhanging states that it’s my room, others should keep out :)

ProMarkers used for the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Sunkissed Pink
Hair: Terracotta Eyes: Pearl Blue
Mouth and Flower: Blossom
Clothes: Gold, Tulip Yellow, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Coral
Washing equipment: Warm Grey 1 + 3, Tan, Walnut
Shadows: Warm Grey 1. Glacier Blue (F), Blender

I hope you’ll visit
and join us on this weeks
Metal/ Metallic Challenge

I’ll join these challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #229 - Anything But Square
Kort o Mania #107 - Anything Goes
Papirdokkene #59 - Ikke Kort eller LO