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onsdag 29. januar 2014

Love Is In The Air at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Hi Crafters
I’m here with my card for
I ❤️ ProMarkers 
new challenge
Love Is In The Air
Not a too difficult theme, I Hope…

For my card I´ve used one of Sherri Baldys Lovely My Besties-images
Img 157
I find many of the pink colours hard to blend together, but this time it worked out quite well.
Around the image I sprinkled on a little bit of Stampendous Frantage Aged Rose Embossing Enamel.
The papers are from an old stack from V&A, quite fun with the similar patterned papers in different colours.
The card is folded as a Joy Fold-Card, in 6x6 inches size.
The dies used are from Magnolia, Marianne Design and Nellie´s MultiFrames.
For decoration I used lace, ribbons and twine, some pearls and a little Love-charm.



I´ll enter these challenges:
Passion For ProMarkers #232 - Anything goes
Everybody Art #263 - Herzen
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #20 - Make it Cute or Sweet
Squigglefly #4 - Have a Heart Please
Digitally Sweet #72 - Anything Goes


I hope you´ll find time to join the
Love Is In The Air Challenge
over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
Do pop over there to see what the DT-girls have made and to see who´s our lovely sponsors
I´m sure you´ll find inspiration to make your own Lovecard

So Long


mandag 27. januar 2014

Anything Goes at Fashionista

Hello again crafty friends out there.
Today I’m here with my card for week 3 of 
the 
at
That means it’s the last week of the challenge, so if you haven’t joined in yet, you still have untill Fridayto finish your card and enter.
Just remember:
We accept all images of «No Nose" girls...
Girls ONLY please!

I have made an easelcard, and for my «no-nose»-girl I’ve used a Magnoliaimage. This time I’ve done the colouring with DistressInks - for some unknown reason I feel this is the right colouringmedium for the Magnolias…
Around the image I’ve sprinkled on a little Shabby White Embossing Enamel. The only decorations on the card is some laces, a bow and a little charm, oh, and some pearls.
The text on the banner is from Kort & Godt.

The inside-text is from Norsk Stempelblad AS



I’ll join these challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #19 - Make It Feminine
Seize The Birthday - Coloring
Brown Sugar #78 - Embossing
Sister Act #41 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls #10 - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Anything goes
Passion For ProMarkers #231 - Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Scrapbook Stamp Society #33 - Anything goes + Option Use Real Ribbon
Stampin’ For The Weekend - Happy Birthday
Tilda’s Town #89 - Celebrate…
Marvelous Magnolia #60 - Pretty Pearls


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I hope you’ll find time to make a card with a 
«No-nose»-girl, and join in on the
Anything Goes Challenge
at 
Hop over to get inspiration
and to see who’s sponsoring the three lovely prices
Have Fun

ūüėä

So Long

onsdag 22. januar 2014

For the Boys at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Hi all crafters out there.
Here’s my card for this weeks challenge over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
It’s a Boys card, ‘cause this week the challenge sounds
One For the Boys
Fun - and quite challenging, or what ūüėÄ

I have used an image from Kenny K for my masculine card.
Of course it’s coloured with ProMarkers - the bluetones are a really mix of light blue colours.
I even think I used a couple of greenish tones in it. Sometimes experimenting works well…
For the skin I used Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan and Blush.
The hair is coloured with Cocoa, Terracotta and Gold.
The shoes are in Tan and Sandstone with a little touch of Satin.
I used the Blender over some spots of it.
Around the image I used Aged Teal and Chunky Black Embossing Powder.
On the outsides I used a DP from Papirdesign, inside I used a paper I’ve had for so long I’ve forgotten where I’ve got it.
The grey and black cardstocks are Bazzills.
Inside I stamped a greetingtext form Norsk Stempelblad AS.
The cardfold gives room for a giftcard, and is tied together with a bow.
Here come some photos of the card:



I’ll enter these challenges:
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles #207 - Use Blue
Scribble and Scrap #10 - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge #111 - For The Boys
Just Us Girls #224 - Color Como
Kenny K’s Krafty Krew #164 - Use Black
Dream Valley #73 - Boys/ Men
Let’s Craft and Create #86 - Masculine


Hop on over to
I ❤️ ProMarkers
to get inspired to join the challenge.
I really look forward to visit all who join in, to get inspiration from your Boyscards.

So Long


mandag 20. januar 2014

Fancy Folds at My Besties

 Good Morning All Crafters out there!
It’s time for a new challenge over at
My Besties
This time our theme is
Fancy Folds
- and wow, did I find a great tutorial for a Fancy Folded Card to use for my card!

I may have gone a bit wild using dies, but I wanted to put this girl in a real winter wonderland.
The image is Sherri Baldys Img 100010, and it’s coloured with ProMarkers.
I’ve used DPs from Pion. And as you can see, all paperedges, both on DPs and most of the diecuts are inked. On many of the snowflakes I used Glitterstickles. Beneath the image I put on Aleene’s True Snow (with a little glitter sprinkled over while the snowmedium still were wet.


Here’s how the card looks when the front is folded out.
Looking closer into the «depths» of the foldings, you can see more trees (different shaped) and snowflakes…

The back of the card, very CAS-style. Sorry I didn’t get any good photos of the inside, but they’re almost similar to this one.

I’ll enter these challenges:
Hobby Cutz #32 - Lots of Layers
Scrappin All Over #1 - Alt Er Lov
Scribble and Scrap #10 - Always Anything Goes
CHNC #160 - Shades of Blue
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - More Than 1 Fold

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I hope you’ll visit
My Besties
to see the Fancy Folds the rest of the DT-girls have made,
and that you’ll join in on the challenge

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s√łndag 19. januar 2014

Alt Er Tillatt hos My Besties Norge


 Good Morning on this Cold and Windy Sunday Morning.
It’s time for a new challenge over at 
and the theme for this one is everybodys favourite
Anything Goes

I have made a pocketcard with the beautiful image
It’s coloured with ProMarkers.
Around the image I sprinkled on some Shabby Pink- and Shabby White Embossing Enamel
The DPs are from MajaDesign. I think MajaDesigns papers are just perfect for My Besties images!
The leaves underneath the flowers are made with a die from Joy!Crafts.
I also used some laces and pearls for decorations.
And, of course, the paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.

Behind the image I’ve put two tags, with little greetings (Kort & Godt) stamped on. On one of the tags I’ve attached a bow made of seambindingribbon, with a button tied on for decoration:

Back of the pocket (Textstamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS):

The insidecard (Textstamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS):

The back of the insidecard:

I’ll enter these challenges:
Scrappin All Over #1 - Alt Er Lov
Scribble And Scrap #10 - Always Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - Blumen
Stamping Sensations - Ribbons, Buttons and Bows
Allsorts #242 - Buttons and Bows
Digitally Sweet #71 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #77 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands #6 - Put A Tag On It
Creative Moments #34 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #69 - Birthday
Scrapbook Stamp Society #32 - Anything Goes

I hope you’ll visit
My Besties Norge
and that you’ll join the
Anything Goes Challenge

…and don´t forget to vote for the winner of the 2013-winners ūüėä

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So Long

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onsdag 15. januar 2014

Hot Colours at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good Morning all crafters out there
It’s Wednedsay and time for a new challenge at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
First of all I’d like to say congratulations to the Winner and the Top 3
This weeks theme is to use
Hot Colours
- a rather tough one for me, as I most work in «paler shades», but I actually found it quite fun to use bold and bright colours ūüėä

I used DPs from Basic Grey and My Minds Eye on a cardbase of Bazzill Kraft cardstock. For the front of the card I cut the paper from MME into narrow strips. Then I inked the edges on them and glued them down to the BGpaper (can you imagine what my fingers looked like after inking all those tiny paperstrips!)
I used Spellbinders Scalloped circles Large to cut out the image ande the greetingpanels inside.
Around the image I put on some Shabby White- and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel.
I didn’t think I had any «Hot Coloured» flowers, but looking through my stash I found lots of them (and lots of forgotten stash… fun)
On the edge Of the cardfront I used Martha Stewarts Floral Wine deep edge punch. Looking closely you can see the pearls I put into the center of the Florals.

The stamped greeting (Norsk Stempelblad) inside is embossed with copperpowder:

Same papers on all sides of the card: 

ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Blush
Hair: Gold, Walnut, Terracotta
Eyes: Walnut
Shirt: Spice, Honeycomb
- and a little touch of Blender

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I’ll join the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #178 - Stripes
Squigglefly #2 - Anything Goes
Digitally «Sweet» #70 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #39 - Cards Only
Simply Create Too #52 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls #9 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #20 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap #21 - Anything Goes

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I hope I’ve inspired you just a little to visit
I ❤️ ProMarkers
and to join the
Hot Colour
challenge

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So Long 

tirsdag 14. januar 2014

IceSkating Princess in white and Blue

Good Morning all Crafters :)
Today I have a little card to show you, that I made using an image I’ve been wanting for a long, long time. It’s IceSkating Princess from the Paper Shelter - isn’t she just beautiful!
I’ve coloured her with ProMarkers. Around the image I sprinkled on a little Chunky White Embossing Enamel, and some Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel below her.
I used lots of dies on the card, from Spellbinders and MagnoliaDooHickeys. The Skatedies are from MarianneDesign, and are also a thing that’s been on my wishlist for a long time :)
The Skatingcharms attached to the tag (Magnolia DooHickeys) are from Tim Holtz.
All paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain - quite some work with all those paperbits…
DPs are from Magnolia and MajaDesign.
I also had to put on a few pearls - aren’t those skates just made to put pearls on???


The tag underneath the image can be pulled out - I plan to stamp (or write) a greeting before giving the card away.

Here’s a picture of the back of the card, to show the shape of the card a little better:
(The snowflakedie used here is from Cottage Cutz)

I’ll join these challenges with my Iceskating card:
Kort o Mania #99 - Anything Goes
Marianne Design #95 - Een Winterkaart
Squigglefly #2 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles #206 - Winter Wonderland
That Craft Place - Charming
Addicted To Stamps #73 - Shaped Card
NSHK #87 - Punch/ Dies
Sister Act #39 - Anything Goes
Totally PaperCrafts #201 - Winter Wonderland
Simply Create Too #52 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls #9 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #33 - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe #45 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #20 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap #21 - Anything Goes!
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #32 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #37 - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers - Your Favourite Stamp
Crafty Hands #5 - Anything Goes

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Thanks for visiting, I hope you’ve liked what you’ve seen, and that you’ll come back later

So Long

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torsdag 9. januar 2014

Bragpost - a little bit late…

Can you believe I forgot to post this one!
I took the pictures, and almost finished the blogpost, but something must have com up, since I didn`t finish it. There were lots of things I couldn't get done at that time, I keep finding undone workand unfinished objects all the time now. The last 2 - 3 months of last year were incredible busy at work, well, actually the second half of last year was busy... I`m glad it`s over, it's a new year and I can try to get the everydaylife back on tracks.

Early May last year I was asked to make 4 christmascards for the norwegian magazine Ett Trykk.
Joy and happiness - of course I said yes! Yes, with honor!
And look:
4 of my cards in the magazine!
I still feel my heart beat faster, when I look through the mag - lol
The card in the first picture has an image from Sweet N Sassy, the other three cards have images from My Besties
(photographing pages from a magazine is not the easiest thing to do, here’s the best I managed:






Thanks for sharing a little time with me

So Long

onsdag 8. januar 2014

Add A Bow at I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good morning all crafters out there.
Wonderful Wednesday
with a brand new challenge at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
This week the theme is a quite easy on, it’s just
Add A Bow
Sponsor this week is
Stitchy Bear
The prize is a $10 voucher
and
Polka Doodles

I chose the image Stitcher Fae for my project, and had a really great time colouring it! This image gave me the opportunity to use many, many different colours (list further down).

And this time I’ve made something for myself!
It’s a Folder for those little things that seems to disappear around the house, the things I need to finish off my knitting- and crochetingprojects, or to sew down a loosened button - you know; the everydaystuff that never seems to be where it’s supposed to
- I’ll keep it in my knittingbasket ūüėä
Isn’t this image just perfect for such a thing!


Inside the folder I have my needles, knittingpins and -markers. I also made a little pocket where I can put… I don’t know yet, but I’m quite sure it’ll be used - maybe for the BIGGER needles…
(The cardbase is cut at 5x12 inches, and scored at 2 and 7 inches, then folded)

The «closingmechanism" on the back of the folder; a punched out halfcircle to keep the flap down - easy, what!

Pro- and FlexMarkers use to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink
Antique White (F), Sandstone, Warm Grey 1, 3, 5, Burgundy, Poppy, Marsh Green, Pear Green, Indigo Blue, Pine, Gold, Orchid, Lilac, Rose Pink, Baby Pink, Arctic Blue, Glacier Blue (F), Pale Citrus (F) Putty, Almond, Lavender
and Blender

I’ll enter these challenges:
Passion For ProMarkers #229 - Clean and Simple
Inky Chicks #20 - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #17 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! #21 - Anything Goes!
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #32 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #37 - Anything goes
Kort o Mania #99 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #9 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #217 - Ribbon
Crafty Hands #5 - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies #51 - Things With Wings
ABC Challenge - C is for Colourful
Hobbycutz #30 - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe #45 - Anything Goes

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I hope you’ll visit
I ❤️ ProMarkers
to see what the rest of the girls have been up to, and to join the challenge
The challenge will run untill 14th Jan

So Long




s√łndag 5. januar 2014

Vinter/ Winter at My Besties Norge

Hello again, I’m back with my DT-entry for
My Besties Norge
There’s a lot of exciting things presented at My Besties Norge today:
The GDT and Top 3 from challenge #8 - Huge Congratulations to them all!
Voting on winners from 2013
and the new challenge,
Challenge #9
Vinter
(Winter)

I hope many, many of you will take the time to join us on this one.
(-and I hope we’ll get a little touch of winter now, just a little bit… these dark, rainy days are so boring!)

Well - here’s my Wintercard, made as a Twisted Easelcard.
I used Sherri Baldys My Besties Img 909 for my card.
It’s coloured with Pro- and FlexMarkers
Around the image I used a little Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.
DPs are Fancypants designs Blissfull Blizzard
I used Marianne Design  CrafTables CR1252 to decorate the card with - of course with some Glitterstickes on the snowflakes.
The sentiment below the image is from TPC Studios Winter Blues set.

This picture shows the card opened:

I’ll join these challenges:
Passion For ProMarkers #228 - Mega Christmas Challenge, Include a Sentiment
Allsorts #240 - Free and Easy
Brown Sugar #75 - Use Ribbon or Twine
Simply Create Too #52 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #240 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #253 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #33 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap #9 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #36 - More Than One Fold
Kort o Mania #99 - Anything goes

Now, visit
My Besties Norge
Join our Winterchallenge,
and please vote for your 2013-favourite

So Long

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Sn√łkrystaller/ Snowflakes at Storyteller

Good Sunday Morning, all crafters in Blogland!
Sunday morning, and finally time for a new challenge at
Storyteller
First of all; Thanks a lot to all who joined our last challenge, and a huge congratulation to the winner and especially to the Top 3, that I were the lucky chooser of for this challenge.

The new challenge has the theme
Sn√łkrystaller
(Snowflakes)

For this challenge I made a card with room for a giftcard inside.
On front of the card I used an old image from h√Ąnglar och st√Ąnglar, and decorated with lots of different snowflakes.

Inside the card I used Martha Stewarts Aspen Snowflake PATP-set to punch out greetingpanels:

Her´s close-up showing the snowflakecharm - isn’t it just gorgeous!!! I LOVE it!

Materials used for the card:
Image: h√Ąnglar och St√Ąnglar
Designpaper: Melissa Frances «Countdown to Christmas»
Dies: Sizzix, Magnolia DooHickeys, Memory Box
Punches: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Bling, Brads, Charms: Storyteller
Tekststamps: Storyteller
The image is coloured with ProMarkers

I’ll enter these challenges:
Passion For ProMarkers #228 - Mega Christmas Challenge, Include a Sentiment
Allsorts #240 - Free and Easy
Brown Sugar #75 - Use Ribbon or Twine
Simply Create Too #52 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #240 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #253 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #33 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap #9 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #36 - More Than One Fold

Thanks a lot for spending a little time with me.
I hope you’ll hop over to
Storyteller
to read about our Snowflake-challenge, and to see what the DT-girls have made to inspire you.

I’ll be back in a little while, hope to see you back again here soon,

Hugs

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onsdag 1. januar 2014

Winter Snowflakes at Fashionista Challenge

Hello Again Blogfriends and Crafters.
It´s the last week of the challenge
at
As this challenge will run for 4 weeks, instead of  the usual 3, you still have time to join in.

For my DT-entry I´ve made another Paperbag-Giftcard-Holder
I´ve used a Magnolia-image on this one, coloured with DistressInk - had a little trouble finding colours to match the papers, and I had to use thiese papers ( Powder Mountain Collection from Bo Bunny) to match my new ski-dies from MarianneDesign. Of course I used other dies as well, lots of snowflakes-dies, after all; Snowflakes are part of this challenge :)


The back of the paperbag. A «To- From»-panel, with lots of snowflakes stamped on:

The rest of the pictures show all sides of the paperbag and the insidecard. As you can see; all paperedges are inked (DistressInk WalnutStain)





I´ll enter the following Challenges:
Totally Tilda #87 - Anything Goes
Tilda´s Town #85 - Anything Goes
Time For Magnolia Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia #58 - Anything Goes
Magnolia Mania #82 - Geschenke/ Gifts
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #36 - More Than 1 Fold
Crafty Hazelnut´s Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes As Long As It´s Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
NSHK #87 - Punch/ Dies
Kaboodle Doodles #204 - Anything Goes
Scrappin All Over #19 - Jul/ Nyttår
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #8 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #52 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #31 - Anything Goes + Option Christmas
Stampin´For the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #253 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #72 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #72 - Christmas
4 Crafty Girls #8 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
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Now visit
Fashionista Challenge
See what the DT-girls have made
Get inspired
and Join the
Winter Snowflakes Challenge

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