Sunday, December 14, 2014

Prove you're not a robot?... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Just a little heads up! I just discovered I had gotten a reCAPTCHA  'prove you're not a robot' thingy in my comments form on my blog! It wants a Word Verification now! How annoying!!! Fiddled first with the settings - nope - even with allowing all to comment it was STILL there.. 
Searched for a solution and here it is: if you go to your settings and let the comment form be embedded (not pop up on a seperate little page if u had that) it works for some of us but not all blogspot users it seems! Worked for this blog :) Here is how to.
And blogger people ARE working to fix this recent issue... A quote from one of the forumposts there:
The unwanted CAPTCHA is the result of a coding / design mistake, that Blogger made earlier this week.  They are working on improving it.

The Real Blogger Status ›Confusion From Comments And The CAPTCHA Blogger Help Forum ›Getting Rid of reCAPTCHA ??  

I absolutely prefer the popup comment form as you can see the card while commenting. But until then alot of people aren't getting comments from DT's and friends on their blogposts and cards (most challengerules says to turn off verification) and many aren't aware they got a robot-thingy on their blog.. And as it is there because of a blogspot-bug not the blogger him/herself, please take the time and do the captcha verification when u comment, even if it's annoying, hopefully they will fix it soon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

(Update 12/12 14:00):  The CAPTCHA for moderated blogs should now behave as normal.  Non moderated blogs are still pending.

TangledBlueRose also has a good soloution which will work for some of us! Thanks :)  
If you are on Blogger and posting a comment on another Blogger, just do not enter the 'proof'. It lets you skip it and post the comment if you are Blogger to Blogger. Anything is worth a try :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Baby Robin Christmas Card


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #60. er sponset av Beccy's Place! Jeg valgte denne lille fuglen for mitt DT-kort ♥ Ikke en fugl vi ser her til lands (?) men den ligner på dompappen, så jeg skal lage nok et kort med sort/grå/røde farger :) Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' hos CF ~ og designteamet har laget julekort denne gangen ~ som passet veldig bra, siden jeg har hundreogørti stykker å lage.. hehe, alltid i siste liten! ;)
http://www.beccysplace.com/

I  love this cute little baby Robin! Don't think we have this bird in Norway, but it is supercute, and the form looks very similar to our 'Dompap' just in black, grey and red, a finch-bird I believe.. So I'll try and color it up like one for another card soon! :)
Beccy's Place is the sponsor this week, and I've made a christmas themed card for my DT project at Creative Fingers Challenge #60. We always have 'Anything Goes', and lots of fun prizes :) You are most welcome to join us ♥

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Crafter's Cafe #94. ~ Christmas/Holiday Season! [Dec. 16th.]
Creative Knockouts #67. ~ Tis The Season! [Dec. 17th.]
Crafty Little Fairies December ~ Holly and/or Ivy!
[Dec. 28th.]
Creative Moments
#57. ~ Anything Goes w. optional twist "Winter"! [Dec. 15th]
Pile it On #49. ~ Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays! [Jan. 3rd.]
Fab 'n' Funky #241. ~ Christmas! [Dec. 16th.]
Whimsy Inspirations #78. ~ Anything Goes! [Jan. 5th.]

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Stamps/Images: Beccy's Place 'Baby Robin' digistamp. Bo Bunny 'Father Christmas' clearstamps. North Star Stamps Clearstamp NSS 'Juletre med God Jul'. Panduro hobby / Poppy Designs - Vibeke Spigseth CS 'Tre & Pingvin'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white and brown cardstocks. Panduro Hobby 'Vintage Christmas' and others designpapers. Selfmade journaling paper. Createwings Designs digital mouse element 'insert info later'.
Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design 'Circle and Flower Stitch CR1248'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Whimsy Shapeology Die 'Double Scallop Doily'. Crafters Companion 6x6 Emb.Folder 'Vintage Decorations'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals Large'. Buttons.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. I also heat-embossed the christmastree, and added stickles and glossy accents to text n details on  the front. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Santa got Cookies ~ Stair Step Cards


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #58. er sponset av Rick St.Dennis! Jeg endte opp med å lage to DT-kort, siden det var så mange flotte motiv! Denne gangen er det 'Anything Goes' som betyr 'Lag-hva-du-vil' :) 


I ended up making two step-cards as my DT project for this weeks challenge #58. at Creative Fingers. Rick's motifs were so awesome I wasn't able to just do the one!

https://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949

Rick St.Dennis is our sponsor, (Rick's blog) and the Theme is 'Anything Goes', no optional twist this time, create whatever you wish! You are most welcome to join in! :)

EDIT: WOW! Such fun to discover I made Pick of the Week on Rick's blog!  POTW Nominees for week of Nov. 30 It's the santa with cookies card that's nominated :) You can go there and vote for your favourites, I picked my fave ♥ And I not voting for myself, that would be weird! LOL!
 

I enter my card(s) in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Crafty Catz ~ Anything goes! [Dec.3rd.]
Addicted to Stamps and More #123. ~ Holiday! [Nov.30th.]
Not Just Cards #7. ~ Anything goes!
[Dec.3th.]
Outlaws ~ Twisted Thursday: Winter Sparkles At Xmas! (nap card) [Dec.3rd. NOV]
Outlaws ~ Friday Coloring: Christmas twist! (jolly card) [Dec.4th. NOV]
[I was one of the Outlaws Nov. Site-wide winners! Got me 3 x Rick St. Dennis]
4 Crafty Chicks #222. ~ Die Cuts! [Dec.2nd.]
● 
A song in your He{ART}- #21. ~ Christmas song inspiration! [Dec.9th.]
● Crafty Creations #277. ~ Embossing! [Dec.8th.]
● Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything goes! [Dec.3th.]
Just Inspirational ~ Winter! [Dec.1st.]
 

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 close-up frantage

Stamps/Images: Rick St.Dennis Digistamps 'Cocoa and Cookies', 'Holiday Cottage Scene' & 'Santa Nap Time'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kort & Godt CS 'M-130' & 'S-198'. Panduro Hobby 'CS God Jul 6 stk'. Scrapper's Choice (Lundeby AS) CS 'God Jul journaling'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Bo Bunny spiral journaling 'Noteworthy Noel'. Misc scrap papers, tags.
Embellishments/Tools: Memory Box Die 'Snowflake Corner-98238'. Britannia Dies 'Christmas Flight-061'. Magnolia DooHickeys Dies 'Tilda Lace' (border), & 'Paris Night' (cat). Die-Versions 'Sweet Petites Bells'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'REV-0130 Cookies and Milk', 'KS-0888 Squirrel', 'CC Deck the Halls Exclusive Set' (gingerbread), & 'RS-0457 Treble clef'. Anna Griffin 5x7 Emb Folder and Border 'Foundry'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Tim Holtz idea-ology 'Trimmings - naturals, red/cream'. Panduro Hobby 'Tilda tofsband olivengrön/tassel ribbon'. Bazzill Pom Pom ribbon - white. And other unknown ribbon n twine. Nille Memories rhinestones. Panduro Hobby washi tape 'tickets' & '3pack text/film'. Søstrene Grene washi 'kristtorn'. Stampendous 'Frantage Shabby White' Embossing Enamel/powder.
 
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Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. The Frantage embossing enamel has to be heated from under the paper with a heatgun, as it's going to go poof all over your workdesk if you apply heat on top of it like a regular powder! Yep, I did it! LOL :)
The card is a three-step-card, I took a 12x12 cardstock, cut it about 6", and I have scored at 1",2",4",6",9". You fold it alternating ways, kind of like an accordian with mountain/valley folds (up and down). If you go on YouTube, Google or Pinterest and search for 'Stair+Step+Card+fold+tutorial' etc. you will find hundreds of tutorials! Like this one: Stair Step Fold by Beate Johns.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cool Dude cards!


Jeg bruker sjeldent å lage kort-serier eller helt like kort, men man sparer mye tid på å male flere like motiv samtidig, og finne frem stempler, ark og stæsj som går i samme stil... Skal prøve på å gjøre det oftere, også fordi det er moro å se hvor ulike kortene alikevel kan bli! 
Husker dere disse fargerike Basic Grey arkene? Hadde et gledelig gjensyn da jeg fant dem godt bortgjemt.. trodde de var brukt opp for flere år siden! :)
 Congratulations ... to a tough guy!

I seldom create card-series or duplicate cards, but you can really save alot of time by coloring several of the same stamp-motif at once, and finding similar style embellies, papers, dies and stamps. It's fun to see how different the cards ended up beeing! :)
Do u guys remember theese Basic Grey papers? It was a happy surprise to find them in my paperstash, as I thought them used up years ago! The cool dude stamp is also an oldie, it's one of the first I bought when I started going from just wooden-mounted to ez-mounted rubbers ca.2007! 

I often do a tag to follow the card if it's meant for a celebration/birthday, and with theese cards I also decorated the envelopes!
 
Details of the cards ~ inside, tags and envelopes! 

I enter my card(s) ..just pick one or both!.. in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
A Crafty Mess #1. ~ Anything Goes! [Dec.4th.]
Clear it Out ~ Anything goes! (old pp & scraps) [Nov.24th.]
Daring Cardmakers ~ Something Old, Something New! 
 (old pp & dude stamp, new embossingfolders!) [Nov.27th.] 
Fussy and Fancy #127. ~ Pairs or Two of a kind!  
 (2xcards, dudes, stars, tags++) [Nov.27th.]
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #62. ~ It's A Male Thing + [Nov.24th.]  
One Crazy Stamper ~ Nov. Anything Goes! w.rubberstamp [Nov.28th.]
Sister Act Card #84. ~ Anything Goes! [Nov.27th.]
Sisters Of Craft ~ Nov. Anything Goes! [Nov.30th.] 
Southern Girls ~ Lets Hear it For My Boy..! [Nov.25th.??]
Crafting w. Dragonflies #39. ~ Anything Goes..opt.farewell/the last ch. :( [Nov.25th.]
[I was picked as one of the TOP THREE!]

Stamps/Images: Toves Design stempler 'skatern'. North Star Stamps CS 'Grunge listen to the music', 'Grunge lady' and 'Gratulerer 2 v.r'. Kort & Godt 'M-189' & 'M-225'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Papir Design cs '13813 Kul'. KaiserCraft CS 'Timeless Postmarks'. We-R-Memory Keepers CS 'Travel Light - Speedometer'. Panduro Hobby 'Fraser Tekster 510122' by Vibeke Spigseth/Poppy Design.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock & plain cardstocks n scraps. Basic Grey - Color me Silly coll. 'Explore', and Hang 10 coll. 'WipeOut'. Panduro Hobby manila tags. Digital papers from Chelle's Creations 'Aviator  Journalingcards'. Nerdy Scrappers Studio 'This is the Life JC'.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Nesting Stars CC-5-020'. Sizzix Thinlits DieSets 'All About a Boy' and 'This & That Charming' by Echo Park'. Crafter's Companion Die'sire Embossalicious 6x6 Emb.Folder 'Gun Metal' & 'Chevron'. Panduro Hobby waxed linen thread/flax twine, and washi-tape film/text-pack. Pink Paislee 'fascinating' brads. TGR/Tiger-stores deco tape. And the smiley ribbon is actually a shoelace!!!
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. Text on first card is heat-embossed, and there's Glossy accents on the dudes glasses :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Steampunk Anime!


Er veldig glad i steampunk og anime filmer, spesielt fra studio Ghibli (se lengre ned) så med dette anime motivet, ble det et steampunk kort for ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #56. Vi er sponset av Scrapper's Delights, og som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'sirkler/rund pynt' =^● ⋏ ●^=
http://www.scrappersdelights.com/store/

Really went all steampunk with this card! Love steampunk, and especially the anime steampunk style ~ I'm a big fan of Studio Ghibli & Hayao Miyazakis worlds like that of Howls moving castle, Porco Rosso, Laputa/Castle in the sky, Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind and others ~ lots of trailers on youtube



This weeks challenge #56. at Creative Fingers is sponsored by Scrapper's Delights, and the Theme is as always Anything Goes, with an optional twist this week of using 'any round embelishment' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Fab 'n' Funky #237. ~ Happy Birthday theme! [Nov.18th]
Creative Moments #55. ~ Anything Goes/Celebration! [Nov.17th.]
Not Just Cards #6. ~ always Anything Goes!
[Nov.22nd.]
Scrapper's Delights #35. ~ Anything Goes w.opt. twist Paper Piecing [Nov.18th.]  
One Stitch At A Time #223. ~ Distressing! [Nov.15th] > not yet 22/11
Pile It On #45. ~ Special Occasion! [Nov.15th]

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Stamps/Images: Scrapper's Delights 'Kyoko Super Hero1'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). HobbyHimmelen ClearStamp 'Egne spor'. North Star Stamps CS 'Dance, Love, Sing, Live'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Tim Holtz idea-ology 8x8 paper stash. Prima marketing inc. journaling notepad bloc-notes. Panduro Hobby tag notelet 'Play & have Fun'.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 22'. Sizzix Thinlits DieSets 'Frames w. Sprigs & Stamps' by Hero Arts, 'All About a Boy' & 'This & That Charming' by Echo Park. Crafter's Companion Die'sire Embossalicious 6x6 Emb.Folder 'Gun Metal'. Cuttlebug 5x7 Emb.Folder 'Clockworks' by Tim Holtz. 7 Gypsies Brads in a tin 'assorted Metal'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

A very *PINK* Cake Card!


Var på Damenes Aften på Bohus Sortland igår kveld, champagne og kanapéer, twist og Kathrine Sørland som foredragsholder!!! Mote & Retro.. Og kjempefin rabatt også. Har vært iallefall 4 ganger før på Damenes Aften, men det har aldri vært så mye moro som nå ~ det tok helt av! Hun derre Sørlandsdama er litt sprø *hehe* Iallefall ~ hadde kort å lage når jeg kom hjem... og om det ble litt mye rosa-farger denne gangen.. skylder jeg på champagnen ;)

Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #54. er sponset av MilkCoffee, og som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'lag-på-lag' :) 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MilkCoffee

Yes I know... I went a little overboard with the pink colors.. at least her hair is not pink! *lol* This weeks challenge #54. at Creative Fingers is sponsored by MilkCoffee, and the Theme is as always Anything Goes, with an optional twist this week of using 'Layers' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Pile it On #42. ~ Cheerful / Uplifting Message! [Oct.25th.]
Crafting With Dragonflies #37. ~ Pink Cards for Breast Cancer! [Oct.28th.]
Inspiration Destination #4. ~ Anything Goes!
[Oct.28th.]
4 Krafty Girlz
#30. ~ Anything Goes! [Oct.29th.] > broken?
Southern Girls ~ Getting Wordy On It! [Oct.28th.?] trukket 16Dec.!
Dragonfly Dreams #10. ~ Mainly Pink! [Oct.31st.] 

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Stamps/Images: MilkCoffee 'Tiffany And Birthday Cake' and 'b´day cake' Digital Stamps. Kort & Godt 'M-193' & 'M-225' clearstamps. Panduro Hobby / Poppy Design 'Fraser' by Vibeke Spigseth. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kreativ Hobby tiny heart rubberstamp.
Totally last minute ~ I added the text beneath the cake, says Congratulations.. AFTER I had assembled the card, so it was a bit tricky to get the stamp onto already raised (3Dfoam) surface.. The tip is to put same height foam under so it's steady .. and very carefully stamp! *gasp!* And to hold my breath as well, would've ruined the image if it smudged ;)

Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima Marketing Inc. - FairyBelle coll. by Jodie Lee 6x6 PP. Pion Designs - Sagan om våren coll. 'Vårtecken'. Plain white cardstock. Digital papers from NDISB.com 'Sunshine & Raindrops kit'.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Lacey Circles S4293', 'Lacey Ovals S4-314'. Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK 'This & That - Charming by Echo Park'. Sense lace sticker borders. ScrapLovers heart rhinestones. Sticker heart unknown.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fuzzy Monsters!


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #52. er sponset både av Drawn with Character! Jeg valgte disse kjempesøte pelskledde monstrene for mitt DT-kort ♥ Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'Knapper' :) 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrawnwithCharacter

Drawn with Character are both sponsoring us this week! For my DT project for Creative Fingers this week, I've inked up some cute and cuddly Fuzzy Monsters! ♥ Challenge #52. is as always themed Anything Goes, and we have an optional twist of using 'Buttons' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)
 
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Stamp ~ Use Watercolours! [Oct.14th.]
Crafting for all Seasons #87. ~ Too cute to spook! [Oct.13th.]
A little Bit Crafty ~ Boo!
[Oct.28th.]
Open-Minded Crafting
#20. ~ Fall / Autumn [Oct.10th]
Pile It On
#40. ~ Autumn! [Oct.11th.]  
 

Stamps/Images: Drawn with Character digistamp 'Valentine's Fuzzy Monsters1'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). PapirDesign CS 'Barnedåp 107955'. North Star Stamps CS 'Bursdagstekster A5'. KaiserCraft CS 'Retro'. Kort & Godt 'M-225'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Studio Light PP 'SL 03'. Plain cream cardstock. Notepaper.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 22'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Crafters Companion 'Decorative Heart' 6x6 Emb Folder. Buttons unknown. Ranger Stickles and Glossy accents. Gluedots and 3D.

Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 

I created the background paper on a cream colored card, using Distress inks 'Fired brick', 'Spiced Marmelade' and 'Mustard Seed'. Starting with the yellow on the entire card, orange on the raised embossed heart as well as the edges around the heart. Finally dark red all around the edges. Misted it up with a spray of water and dabbed quickly off with a papertowel, to get a spattered effect. The little monster cuties were painted with a Koi waterbrush & the same colors plus green 'Peeled Paint' :) The text banner is done using the remains of ink on my craftsheet, mist of water and dabbing, plus 'Vintage photo' and 'Shabby Shutters'.