Monday, April 21, 2014

AuroraWings Rose Fairy in Green & Blue!


Vanligvis er det vintage & de myke jordfargene som gir meg inspirasjon, men i det siste har jeg fått dilla på Tim's nydelige grønne og blå distress inks ~ peacock feather, mowed lawn, salty ocean, evergreen bough (fra sesong fargene). Har brukt disse og noen flere + mine twinkeling H2o's for å få litt glans ~ alle feer må jo ha litt glitter!  :) 

..Congratulations ~ enjoy your day..

Usually it is the vintage & soft earthy tones that gives me inspiration to color and craft. But lately I've been having tons of fun playing with Tim's gorgeous green & blue distress inks from the seasonal packs ~ peacock feather, mowed lawn, salty ocean, evergreen bough. 
I've used theese to ink up my image n card, as well as other distress inks & my twinkeling H2o's to add some sparkle... All fairies need some glitter right?! :)


AuroraWings designs are made by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff ~ and I adore her wonderful fairies and sprites ♥ Already got a folder full of digis yet to be inked up! *lol*

Oh, and I have a really sweet blog-candy down a couple of posts, with a couple of fairystamps up for grabs if your interested :) 


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
AuroraWings Facebook group ~ April challenge ~ Birthday cards [April 30th.]
Digi Galore ~ Flowers [April 25th.]
CraftyHands #12. ~ Anything Goes!
[April 24th.]
Cut It Up
#43. ~  Birthday Cards! [April 30th.]
Fab 'n' Funky #212. ~ Flower Power [April 22nd.]
 
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Stamps/Images: AuroraWings by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff 'Rose Fairy - Big Eye Elf with Roses'. Panduro Hobby ~ Vibeke Sprigseth Poppy Design Clearstamps 'Fraser/Tekster 510122'. KaiserCraft Clear Texture Stamps 'Botanical'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Norsk Stempelblad Ett Trykk 'Clearstamps tekst07'. Prima Flowers CS 'Paintable Grid 541903'.
Papers: Cardstock & Canson watercolor paper. Panduro Hobby Basic Pattern paper 'Turqouise heart'. Karen Foster design 'Green swirl stitch'.
Embellishments/Tools: KaiserCraft rhinestone flowers. Ribbons unknown. Quickutz/LifeStyle crafts 'Nesting Lace Squares DC0158', 'QK KS-0737 Tree Short'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'. Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK - 'This & That ~ Charming' by Echo Park. EK Success Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
 
The star embellishment is unknown - this I added a drop of Ranger Alcohol ink 'Meadow' on. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads n markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fairy Happy Easter!


Håper alle har ei kjempefin påske ~ til tross for dårlig vær... her regner og blåser det sånn at internett'n detter ut hele tia! Håper jeg får til å blogge dette, editoren kommer opp med feilmeldinger 'det oppstod en feil under forsøk på å lagre eller publisere innlegget ditt'.. o_O

Vår sponsor er Crafty Sentiments for denne ukens utfordring #32 hos Creative Fingers ~ og som vanlig har vi 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er 'Påske'! Jeg fikk velge meg 'Scilla Fairy' digistempel å vise frem ♥ Nydelig! Jeg elsker alt magisk/fantasy, og alver og feer spesielt!

http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/


Hope you all are having a Happy Easter wherever you are in the world! :)
I just  hope I'll be able to blog this post ~ the internet is acting up, with the bad weather we are having it keeps falling out, and the stupid editor keeps coming up with 'unable to save' messages... :( And no, I don't do the schedule-post-thingy, as that one seems to fail half of the times! So here's some pixie-dust.. *poof* NOW it will work I'm sure *lol*

One thing I love alot is everything magic and fantasy ~ and especially elves, pixies and fairies ♥ I even have a pixie tattoo! I have a really sweet blog-candy down a post, with a couple of fairystamps up for grabs if your interested :) 

I was very lucky to get to choose this gorgeous fairy digi to ink up from this weeks challenge sponsor Crafty Sentiments at Creative Fingers :) #32. It's always anything goes with optional theme of 'Easter' this time. You're welcome to join us! We also have a Design Team call going, see the info about it here


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Stamp and Create ~ April: Spring Flowers! [May 3rd.]
Hanna & Friends #194. ~ Easter [April 23rd.] 
Stamping Sensations ~ April: Use those Dies and/or Punches! [April 30th.]
Fab 'n' Funky
#211. ~ Flower Power! [April 22nd.]
Crafty Little Fairies
~ Up And Away! [April 23rd.]


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Stamps/Images: Crafty Sentiments 'Scilla Fairy' digistamp. Prima 'Celebrate Jack & Jill Easter' clearstamp set. Papirloftet - påske stempler (retired easter stamps). Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kaisercraft Clear Stamps 'Hummingbird CS808'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima - Sunkissed coll 'shady nook'. Panduro Hobby 'All that is spring' Tilda coll paper pad. SO Collab 'Winter Woodland' journaling digi element from Bella Gypsy Designs. My digital daydream at Etsy - Alice in Wonderland 'alice journaling cards2'.
Detail back of the card.

Embellishments/Tools: Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine embossing folders 'Spring' (freebie from issue #122 April 2014). Dollarama yellow rhinestones. Galerie adhesive rhinestoneflower. Ribbon unknown. Darice Embossing 5x7 Folder 'Honeycomb 1218-94'. 
I used Twinkling H2o's as u can see
The shiny H2O's show up better in this detailed pic.
And as always, my precious Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads/markers to watercolor and distress image and papers!

Friday, April 11, 2014

♥ APRIL BlogCandy! ♥


Med bursdagen min vel overstått, mere enn 100 følgere og over 45.000 besøk på siden min ~ Så er det på tide med BloggCandyen jeg har hintet om! :)

Denne er åpen for alle ~ enten du har blogg eller ei, du behøver ikke være følger av bloggen min heller ~ det er kun å legge igjen en kommentar herunder ♥ Om du også velger å linke til bloggcandyen og/eller følge min blogg, er du hjertelig velkommen til det! :)

NB: Om du ikke har google-konto/logget inn med navn i kommentarfeltet, bør du også legge igjen emailadressen din slik at jeg kan gi pakken til den rette personen :) 
Husk bare å legge igjen en kommentar innen 30. April 2014


CONTENTS: 
2x unmounteds from Sweet Pea RubberStamps
Terra Bidlespacher 'Rainbow Drear'
& Lisa Victoria 'Daphenes Dilema'
1x EZmounted 'D146' bee-bug from Alota RubberStamps!
42 english sentiments on sheets I got in a UK Cardmaking mag.
8 Lazar StudioWerx Journaling Cards
5 Prima Marketing Inc. Journaling Cards
=^● ⋏ ●^=
PLUS: I will add some surprise stuff to the candy 
(papers/stamps/etc.) for every 10 people! 
Then some more stuff if it reaches 20, 30 ~ and so on! :)

About time for another BlogCandy, as I've hinted about in previous posts! I've had a birthday, the ticker has passed 45.000 visitors, and I have 100+ sweet followers! Ofcourse that means some sweet candy goodness up for grabs ♥ 

This is open to everyone worldwide! You don't have to follow me, or blog about the candy ~ you don't have to have a blog either ~ Just comment on this post from today & within the month of April 2014! But ofcourse feel free to follow me &/or link up with my sidebar candy pic if u wish! ♥

PS: If you don't have a google/login name, please sign your name and email in the commentaries. So that I can identify the correct winner.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Super Hero Boy!


Scrappers Delights er vår sponsor for denne ukens utfordring #30 hos Creative Fingers ~ som vanlig har vi 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke Perler/halv-perler! Jeg fikk 'Super Hero Boy' digistempel å vise frem, kjempesøt! Og jeg har prøvd meg på et typisk guttekort... med Perler!!! Ikke helt typisk det da, og litt utfordrende... men det funket til slutt!
Vi har også en DT-Call på utfordringsbloggen ~ så om du kunne tenkte deg å være med på vårt design-team, ta en titt her! :)

Jeg har latt kreativiteten flyte fritt, og lekt meg med Gelli Arts gel printing og lagd flere bakgrunner, både på dette kortet og på flere som kommer etterhvert! Kjempemoro med stenciler og blekk og maling :) Mere info på engelsk lenger ned i tråden, med flere flotte linker til videoer på youtube! 
PSst: imorgen har jeg bursdag, så det blir nok en el. annen overraskelse her i bloggen snart! :)

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/

Text: 'For a tough guy/tough cookie'
Our sponsor this week at Creative Fingers is Scrappers Delights. And I have used the digistamp 'Super Hero Boy'. Isn't he sweet? ♥ If you want to join us in Challenge #30, it's always Anything Goes with an optional twist this time of 'Pearls'! 

We're also currently expanding on our design team, so if you're interested in joining us at Creative Fingers DT, take a look see at our DT CALL!
 
I really wanted to do a boy card and with this digi ~ and I struggled a bit with adding pearls to it... a bit unusual to go with a boy-theme, but at least they are blue! *lol* :)
Had some new cogs-dies too from Sissix that I wanted to play with ~ perfect for boys or steampunk cards I think.

http://www.gelliarts.com/

My background paper is done with a brayer and different colored inkpads ~ on a Gelli Plate! I'm totally hooked on this new technique, after seeing this video by Lavinia Stamps on youtube 'Card creations using the Gelli Plate', I knew I just had to buy one. It arrived recently, and I've made lots of fun backgrounds ~ wich will end up on cards soon :) Gelli Arts have their own channel on youtube with tutorials on how to use the gel plate. And this lady ~ Patti Parrish ~ has some very cool techniques that I'll try out sometime (she's very entertaining too!).

And by the way.. Tomorrow is my birthday so there will be a surprise giveaway soon!!! :) 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Bloggers (Lisa Somerville) ~ Stencil it! [April 10th.]
Crafting Musketeers #12. ~ Monochrome! [April 28th.]
The Crafting Cafe ~ April: One For The Boys!
[April 30th.]
4 Krafty Girlz  #15. ~ Anything Goes! [April 16th.]
Creative Knockouts #31. ~ For a Child! [April 9th.]

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Stamps/Images: Scrappers Delights 'Super Hero Boy'. Tiddly Inks 'Steampunk paper pack gear digi frame'. Panduro Hobby Clear Stamps 'Vibeke Spigseth - Poppy Design 'Tekster 510122'. Kort & Godt Clearstamps 'Til Konfirmanten - Jente' (the marbled effect stamp). Buzzcraft Clear Stamp Set #468 (the stars stamp). North Star Stamps 'Vaskelapper, gutt-jente-venn-elsket' (wash-label). 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. White plain good quality papers, and also Canson Watercolorpaper. Plus Misc scrap paper.
Embellishments: Sizzix Thinlits Die Sets 'All About a Boy' and 'This & That, Charming' by Echo Park. QK 'Nesting Stars CC-5-020'. EK Success 'Inverted Corner Punch', and Whale of a Punch 'Large Circle'. Stencil from ClubScrap feb'05 'Love'. Panduro Hobby - Scrapbook Moments adh. pearls (teal/blue).
Techniques: Gelli Arts 6x6 Gel Printing Plate. Background paper made with a brayer and misc inks, like Ranger's Adirondack 'wild flower' dye ink pad. The pattern is made with a piece of metal punchinella.
I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.  
Comfort Craft Distressing Tool by Ingvild Bolme for the edges -> This btw. is also a new addition to my stash, and I LOVE it! Usually I have had 'sandpaper-fingers', I've could have been a cat-burglar with fingerprints almost vanished *lol* But this tool is awesome for all your distressing needs! Highly reccomend it - I got mine at Joanna Sheen.

Friday, March 21, 2014

a Birthday Card with Witchy Stella!


Nikki Burnette er vår sponsor for denne ukens utfordring #28 hos Creative Fingers ~ som vanlig har vi 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke Glitter!

http://nikkiburnette.com/

Creative Fingers sponsor this week is Nikki Burnette and I have been so lucky to get this pretty digistamp to ink up ~ Witch Stella ♥ If you want to join us in Challenge #28, it's always Anything Goes with an optional twist this time of 'Glitter'! And btw. Nikki has a Facebook Group also ~ Spellbinding Stamps, and there's a monthly challenge and fun and a freebie if u join! :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
ABC Challenge ~ H is for Hair! [March 28th.]
Feeling Crafty #26. ~ Use a Digi and Bling! [March 31st.]
Crafting by Designs ~ Use a Ribbon!
[March 24th.]
Terrific Tuesday #26. ~ All that Glitters! [March 24th.]
Crafty Catz #223 ~ Bling it up! [March 27th.]

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Stamps/Images: Nikki Burnette 'Witch Stamp - Stella Version 2'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. North Star Stamps 'CS Bursdagstekster A5'. Panduro Hobby 'Clear Stamps Tekster 510122'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima - Flirty little secret coll. 'Coy'. Boutique Cute Dolls - BCD 'Journaling Cards' digital minikit. Sugary Fancy 'Enjoy life' digital minikit
Embellishments/Tools: Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Blossom S4192'. Nille Memories Satin ribbon. Magnolia 'Knick knackerys' bling. misc. Amos glitterglues. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friends Forever...


Delicious Doodles er vår sponsor for denne ukens utfordring #26 hos Creative Fingers ~ som vanlig har vi 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke splittbinders (Brads).

Ble veldig fornøyd med dette kortet ~ prøvde nemlig noe 'nytt'! La selve base-kortet gjennom cuttlebuggen med en 12" die ~ som var vanskelig nok ettersom jeg har en vanlig liten str. CB :) Brukte washi-tape for å feste diesen, og lot den få to omganger gjennom, og jeg fikk et kort med en åpen midt-del! Brukte gullfarget gavepapir som jeg limte et litt tykt hvitt ark på for å stive av, og limte inni kortet. Ble veldig stilig!

http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.nl/

My Creative Fingers DT card this week has the lovely and mysterious 'Blanch' from our sponsor Delicious Doodles. If you want to join us in Challenge #26, it's always Anything Goes with an optional twist of 'Use a Brad'! :)

Was especially happy by how this card turned out! ~ My Cuttlebug is of the first version, so not really able to take 12" dies, but I managed by taping down the die (using removable tape/washi ofcourse) on the card base, and running the first half through, then the next. Use golden giftwrap paper wich I glued to white paper to stiffen up, and glued to the inside of the card. Love the look of it, so I'll certainly try that again :)

..You'll always be my friend,
you know to much about me!..
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Delicious Doodles FB ch. ~ For a Special Lady! [March 28th.]
ABC Challenge ~ G is for Girls! [March 12th.]
613 Avenue Create #61. ~ Anyhing goes/Use Your Stash
[March 8th.]
That Craft Place #. ~ Anything goes! [March 14th.]
Pile it On #9 ~ Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright  [March 8th.]

Stamps/Images: Delicious Doodles 'Blanch' digistamp. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Panduro Hobby 'Sweet sin' and 'Dödskalle'. Kreativ Hobby text stamp 'Venner for alltid'. North Star Stamps 'Ord på veien 2 CS A5'. 
Back detail. 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Wrappingpaper gold colored - unknown. MarmiteMamie - deviant art digi freebie 'Gentlemens Journey' and 'Ditsy Papers'. I think the journalcard on the back is Prima Marketing Inc. but will try and find out for sure.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Lifestyle Crafts/QuicKutz 12 Inch dies 'Flourish CC-BDR-001'. Scalloped Ribbon - Unknown. Nille Memories metallic frame and brads. 3D foam to get a pillow effect inside the frame, and behind the image. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Friday, February 28, 2014

my Vintage Inspiration Book!


AuroraWings er vår sponsor for utfordring #25 hos Creative Fingers ~ og jeg hadde noen nydelige steampunk digis som passet perfekt til temaet 'Vintage' som er helt valgfritt, så du kan også lage hva du vil! :)

http://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/AuroraWings?ref=em

Det er så mye flotte sitater og idèer å finne på nett og i blader, men alle notatene ligger bare rundtomkring, så for å få litt system på sakene har jeg lagd meg ei inspirasjons-bok til å samle alt i! :) 

AuroraWings is our sponsor for challenge #25 at Creative Fingers ~ and I had theese gorgeous steampunk digis wich perfectly matched our optional theme 'Vintage' ~ but it's as always an 'Anything goes' challenge if you prefer. Hope you'll join us! :)

 
inside front & back
 
There are SO many great quotes and crafting ideas around, online and in magazines etc., and I always write them down to remember 'em ~ but instead end up loosing them.. sounds familiar to anyone? So I've made myself an inspiration-book. Not going to loose this one! :)

Detail of the steampunk Owl
 
I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Rhedd and Rosie #27. ~ Anything But a Card! [March 11th.] 
Jellypark ~ Things With Wings! [March 11th.]
Everybody-Art-Ch. #267. ~ Ribbon or Lace
[March 3rd.] (no prizes/winners)
Ribbon Carousel
#RCC 90. ~ Use spooled item: washi tape! [March 2nd.]
Try It On Tuesday ~ Hand made, including some writing! [March 3rd.]

before I started altering..
  
 ..and the back of the finished book! 

Stamps/Images: AuroraWings 'Mechanical wings - Steampunk Angel & Steampunk Owl'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). North Star Stamps 'Dance, Love, Sing, Live'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. PRIMA Marketing Inc FB freebie 'tickets and banners'.
Papers: Melissa Frances 'Hope Chest'. PRIMA Marketing Inc - Nature Garden coll. 'Esprit'. MarmiteMamie - deviant art digi freebie 'Gentlemens Journey Papers'.
Embellishments/Tools: Cuttlebug 5x7 Embossing die Tim Holtz 'Clockworks'. EK Success Whale Of A Punch Large Circle 1.75". Basic Grey 'Hang 10' ribbon. Nille Memories brad and gold washi. Unknown Lace. Panduro Hobby Washi tape '3pk tekst/film'. ScrapyLand Poshi Washi tape 'Banana clock parts'. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads n markers to watercolor, write, and distress images and papers, as well dab/ink on the selfmade stencil of a Sizzix Bigz Die 'Reindeer w.Antlers'!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Miss Cupcake Gift-box & beeing Thrifty!


ArtByMiran er sponsor denne gang hos Creative Fingers, og som vanlig har vi 'Lag hva du vil' med et valgfritt tema på utfordring #24, som er 'Alt annet enn et kort!'. Jeg fikk dette kjempesøte digi-stemplet for mitt DT-bidrag, og dekorerte ei helt enkel eske jeg fant på salg på Notabene, for å romme en liten gave til min enda søtere niese! ♥
https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran?ref=pr_shop_more
My DT creation for the Creative Fingers Challenge blog ~ This time around our sponsor is ArtByMiran, and I got this sweet cupcake-girl to color up! If you want to join us in Challenge #24, it's Anything Goes with an optional twist of 'Anything But A Card'! 


I've altered a giftbox I found on sale in the local bookstore. Dressed it with an owl fabric I found to be very cute, got five metres of for about 4$! And I actually stitched the sides of the box ~ wich ended up really ugly looking and my fingers hurt like... *bleep*.. But it will make a nice present for my sweet niece who's been asking me for a secret box to hold her keepsakes in ♥ and to give her the Hits for kids CD I also found on sale! 
 
Don't u just love shopping AFTER the holidays? Everything is so much cheaper, calmer and stressfree ~ I've even stocked up on lots of birthday and friend gifts to give away during the year, alot of this years christmas pressies too! 
I also swipe a good deal of free gift wrapping papers after shopping in a store ~ even if I just buy something for meself, so I don't have to buy expensive paper-rolls to wrap in when a gift is due! *Hush hush*... 
So that's my Top tip for today ~ be thrifty and save yourself some time and money.. so that you can buy more sweet crafty stuff for yourself! 
.. And to please find out how to sow before stitching away on your project ;) Top Tip has a great list ~ I really wish I'd printed out and looked at while before I started sowing *lol* Been several years since I last tried :)

I enter my creation into theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Stitching! (by hand) + (TIPs above) [March 3rd.]
Feeling Crafty #25. ~ Dies and/or Punches! [Feb.28th.]
Live & Love Crafts #20. ~ Love N' Lace
[Feb.28th./tops later this month]


detailed images ~ and how bad stitchwork looks like...
 

Stamps/Images: ArtByMiran digistamp 'Miss Cupcake'. Scrap Orchard Collab 'Our Life' owl digi element from Snips and Snails Designs, and SO Collab 'Winter Woodland' journaling digi element from Bella Gypsy Designs.
Papers: Canson Watercoloring paper, and misc scrap pieces of paper. (Keen eyes might recognize the stripey paper as the backingsheet behind the magnolia stamps when u buy them! Nothing nice gets wasted here!).
Embellishments/Tools: the BowEasy tool. Notabene cardboard gift box, adhesive pearls. JYSK Owl fabric. Marianne Designs Creatables 'Frame LR0293'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals Large'. Nille Memories washi tape, satin ribbon. Lace unknown. Dymo tape machine. I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads n markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

a Hug for you ♥ Playing with my INKs!


Har lekt meg med noen ny-innkjøpte Dylusions blekk sprayer fra Ranger, og er helt hekta! Super kvalitet på disse, og så moro å bruke! Er helt blå på fingrene, ser ut som jeg har most 10 liter blåbær med hendene.. men det er verdt det :)
Du kan finne You-tube veiledninger fra Dyan Reaveley ~ dronninga av crazy kruseduller, drodling og flekkete fingre her og link til kongen sjøl, Tim Holtz og 'trollmannen' Brett Weldele ligger litt lengre ned i posten, på 'english' ;)

http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.nl/

Dilly Beans er ukens sponsor i utfordring #23. hos Creative Fingers. ~ Lag akkurat hva du vil, med mulig twist: Mer enn ett lag papirer og/eller tema Kjærlighet! ♥ Håper dere hadde en fin Valentinsdag! ♥


We have a new fun challenge up at Creative Fingers! You are most welcome to come join us Dilly Beans is our faboulous sponsor on #23. Anything Goes (as always) with optional twist of: More than one Layer and/or LOVE this week! :)

A Hug is like
a Handshake
from the Heart
♥ 
Can you tell that I've been playing with my awesome Dylusions ink sprays by Dyan Reaveley? If Tim Holtz is my King, then Dyan Reaveley surely must be the Queen of Scrap!!! Have you seen her videos on YouTube? I've been totally addicted to Tims tutorials for years ~ never been able to craft like him.. Keep on trying though! *lol* Go to his blog > here < for tons of inspiration and videos!!!

I've found some seriously talented artists on YouTube over the years, Dyan is one (LOVE her cheery fun personality!), and Brett Weldele is another AMAZING artist! He's the one who's drawn the vintage gentlemen in hats that Tim Holtz have taken in his line of awesome stamps! Got a tag to ink up on my craft desk right now with the guy in Brett's Steampunk Distress ink painting seen > here < Enjoy! He's a magician with the ink I know you'll be just as addicted as me, to watching theese You-tube videos, if you're not hooked already that is! ;)
♥ 
I'm entering my card into theese fab Challenges!: [Ends on]
613 Avenue Create #58. ~ Anything Goes / Create Your Own Challenge! 
I have used Column 1 ~ Image, Sentiment, Patterned Paper. 2 ~ Die Cut & Paper Punch. 3 ~ Glossy accents, similar - spray inks. 4 ~ Pearl/Bling, Button. 5 ~ Twine! [Feb.15th.]
Dilly Beans ~ Hearts & Love! (mr.linky has gone walkabout?) [Feb.27th.] --Top 3--
Brown Sugar Challenge #81. ~ Use a Die Cut or Punch (=both!) [Feb.19th.]
Digi Haven ~ Valentines Day - Love/ Cherish/ Adore! (my 2nd. entry) [Feb.12th.]

Heads up everyone! Brenda is having a 5th blogoversary and celebrates with the most generous candy I've ever seen! Spellbinders galore! :)
● Floral Fantasies ~ My favourite item(S) is Tim holtz' Distress inks! [March.5th.]
Shared 1st place with Twinkeling H2O's!!! I absolutely couldn't live without them ~ 99% of my creations is watercolored with theese inks!  

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Stamps/Images: Dilly Beans '410-heart fairy framed' digistamp. Norsk Stempelblad ett Trykk 'Clearstamps tekst07'. North Star Stamps 'CS Bursdagstekster A5'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'.
Elements like the tag and owl are from the Scrap Orchard Collab 'Our Life' - Snips and Snails Designs and Sugarplum Paperie. 
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima Marketing Inc. 'Night Owl' from Little Boo collection. Marmite Mamie - DeviantArt Digi freebie 'Vanity Fair Paper Pack' and 'Scientific Frills Paper Pack'...
Dies/Punch: QuicKutz (aka. Lifestyle Crafts) 'REV Cookie Cutter nesting SQUARES-01' and 'Nesting Lace Squares DC0158'. EK Success Corner Adorner Medium Round Punch.
Embellishments/Tools: Ranger Ink Dylusions ink sprays by Dyan Reaveley 'after midnight' and 'dirty martini'. Panduro Hobby - waxed linen thread/twine, and misc. blue beads. Heart bead from Nille, unknown pink Button. Rangers Glossy Accents. Scrapmagasinet 'half pearls bling'. Gluedots, foam 3D dots n tape. 
I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 
I masked the girl on the digistamp before adding the sprays as not to get anything on her - a little blob went under the mask however, but turned out as a happy accident :)