Monday, October 8, 2018

...but first Coffee!


Kjempekjapt kort til meg å være idag! Har ikke sovet inatt. Migrene igjen.. Så jeg satt litt på scrapperommet mitt og lagde et kaffe-kort etter skissen til Josmary i Hero Art kit fans gruppa på facebook. Er du fan av Hero Arts klubb kits'ene, så er du hjertelig velkommen til å bli med! Bare å legge deg til i gruppa, så vil en moderator godkjenne deg :)



A quickie card for me this morning, rarely make such fast creations, but had a rough night with no sleep due to migraines... And needed to relax my mind a bit, so thought I'd make a card for Josmarys sketch challenge for World Cardmaking day over at Hero Arts Kit fanatics Facebook group.
 

If you are a fan of the My Monthly Hero Arts kits, please join us! We share our love for theese fabulous stamps, have fun guessing what the next kit will be.. share our creations, and chat! You just ask to join and then a moderator will add you :) I made us a button so just click that to go to the group!
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/294053571095572/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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Hero Arts Kit Fanatics ~ FB group World Cardmaking Day ch.! [Oct.7th.]
Simon Says Stamp blog ~
World Card Making Day makes! [Oct.13th.]
A Blog named Hero! ~ HeroArts: Monochromatic! [Oct.10th.]
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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #164. ~ Alt er lov! [31. oktober.]
Scrap from your Heart #26. ~ Bruk dies [28. oktober.]
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(sorry, my photos are a little weird as I haven't set up a good area for taking photos 
yet in my new scraproom - so askew! Need better lighting too it seems!) 

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'Woodgrain Bold prints Background' clingstamp by Lia Griffith. MMH August 2018 Coffee kit stamps & dies.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. From the mentioned Coffee HA kit, a tea or coffeestained (?) textured paper. Creotime cardmaking kraft A6 cardblanks & C6 envelopes. Unknown, possibly Panduro, roll of  oldfashioned pictures kraft paper. Plain white cardstock. Scrap of corrugated kraft paper. The clock element is cut out of a Prima Marketing inc. 'Emperor' designerpaper from the Printery collection.
Embellishments: none!
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Marvy Uchida 'Corner Punch'.
Dies: MMH August 2018 Coffee kit stamps & co-ordinating dies. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/fun-foam (mosegummi). High-Tack Double Sided Red Power Tape. Hero Arts laquer glue pen.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used Tim Holtz Oxides ink pads 'Walnut stain' & 'Vintage photo', and the 'Vintage photo' regular Distress Ink pad to watercolor and distress image and papers. Splattered some of the inks with a brush onto the card.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Starfish Mermaid 🧜

 
Med vintern rett runt hjørnet, så har jeg lagd et kort med tanke på varmere dager... ♥ Hadde litt idétørke etter å ha malt dette motivet, og det hjalp ikke akkurat at jeg ikke vet helt hvorhen jeg har alt jeg vanligvis bruker på scrapperommet.. men så fant jeg det perfekte papiret fra Prima, med sandstrand bakgrunn!
Har nok enda litt igjen å organisere før jeg viser frem flere bilder av det nye scrapperommet... Husk på å sjekke innom her i bloggen om et par tre ukers tid ~ da blir det en ordntlig flott bloggcandy med ting og tang jeg putter i gi-bort-esken min :)

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #153., og den nydelige havfruen er et digistempel fra vår flotte sponsor LeAnn's World 101.
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)



http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/



With snow up on the mountaintops and the winter and colder weather coming very soon.. (too soon) I have made a card, dreaming of warmer days ♥ However, I felt a bit lost after painting this gorgeous mermaid motif.. had no idea what to do with it, and it didn't help that my new scraproom still has a major need of organizing. Soooo much stuff still in boxes! I'm quickly running out of space on the walls for new shelves.. I thought to just put her on a white background with a few ink splashes behind her, and call it done.
 But ofcourse that would not do, so a few hours later (yes I have that much papers) I found the perfect really old Prima designerpaper in my stash ~ beach and sand background! I even had two of the same paper, so I didn't feel bad for using the whole paper, wich I tend do to (=hundreds n hundreds of papers) because I cannot bare simply 'using' them up... does this sound familiar to you? Scrappers-hoarding-anonymous next! LoL ;)


My card is a DT-creation for challenge #153. at Creative Fingers sponsored by the LeAnn's World 101. and her wonderful digistamps ♥
As always we're having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeAnnsWorld101
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Remember to check in here in a two-three weeks time, then I'll have filled up my 'stuff-to-give-away-box' and there will be an awesome blogcandy! I'm finding I have quite numerous duplicates, and I have found alot of neat stuff I have gotten as gifts that are really not my style, so hoping that someone else will find it just perfect for their taste. Might be some well-loved used things as well, perhaps in a seperate lot for the ones that don't mind that it isn't brand new.. ♥
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I enter my 🧜 card in theese fab Challenges
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LeAnn's World 101. #7. ~ Anything goes [Oct.31st.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90. ~ Anything goes
[Oct.5th.]
Cute Card Thursday #550. ~
Anything goes [Oct.10th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #56. ~ Anything goes [Oct.30th.]  
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper ch. ~ October AG! [Oct.31st.]
4 Crafty Chicks #423. ~ AG/Something Old is Someth. New! (prima)[Oct.10th.]
Creative Knockouts #266. ~ Lots of layers! [Oct.10th.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ October Watercolor w.twist Gold! (stickles)[Oct.31st.]
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Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101. digistamp 'Vivian'. Various stamps from the Hero Arts MMH May 2017 Mermaid kit, and MMH June 2018 Sea and Sky kit.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Prima Marketing inc. - Celebrate! w. Jack & Jill coll. 'Lazy days' designerpaper. FancyPants desin 'All Fall' 8x8 paperpad.
Embellishments: Glitter sticker gems from Hero Arts MMH December 2017 Arabian Nights kit, and also the ribbon came wrapped around one of my kits, don't remember wich. Prima - say it in crystals 'Garden fable'(with iridescent scales).
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Prima Marketing inc. ComfortCraft Distressing Tool by Ingvild Bolme.

Dies: none on this card, very unusual of me!
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double Sided plus High-Tack Red Tape(Power tape). Rangers Glossy accents, misc. Ranger stickles. Uniball white Signo pen.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Oxide inks, & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Plus Prima Ingvild B. 'tak wall' chalk ink, and I also roughed up/sanded edges with the Prima distessing tool. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & the pretty 'Sand embossingpowder' from the Sea and Sky Hero Arts kit from June. I really made a mess smudging the 'O' in the word Hello, so I put a gem there to cover it up.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dandelion Fairy

 
Christine Karron er vår fantastiske sponsor denne utfordringen hos Creative Fingers #152., og som mitt DT bidrag har jeg lagd et kort med et av hennes motiver, som passet perfekt inn i en av mine favoritt dies som et vindu ♥ 
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

Dette er faktisk det første jeg har lagd i mitt nye scrapperom! Vi flyttet nylig, (se bilder i forrige bloggpost her) derfor har det vært veldig stille her i bloggen. Det er helt utrolig hvor mye ting og tang jeg hadde samlet på.. selv om jeg har fått en større leilighet enn det jeg hadde før, så har jeg store problemer med å finne plass til det jeg pakker ut! Skjønner det bare ikke.. Tror jeg trenger å kvitte meg med noen greier ~ men bare litt ;)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


I'm a few days late with my DT card this time, and I'm sorry to say I have a lot of catching up to do with commenting and groups, as life has been very hectic lately with the move and health stuff... hopefully it calms down soon!

This is for the reminder post challenge #152. over at Creative Fingers is showcasing this gorgeous digistamp from our new sponsor Christine Karron
She is generously giving away an amazing prize pack of 5 coloringpages for the challenge winner! This fairy is in one of the packs offered :)
As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

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ChristineKarron Etsy
www.chkarron.com 
Christines youtube page has tons of inspiring videos!
Dandelion Fairy colored pencils illustration drawing coloring demo


This is actually the first craft creation in my new scraproom! We moved recently (I showed photos of the new house in the last blogpost here), so it has been quiet on the blog for a long while. Because of my bad health, I had help from my family with the packing up and moving, and I love them for that ~ but everything is all mixed up now, have zero ideas as to where half the stuff I need is, or if it still exist ;) 

This is the 'first edition' of my scraproom, wich is nowhere near finished!
Well, no scraproom is ever truly completed, but you know the point where you feel comfy in it? Not there quite yet, but well on the way! Finally able to have my laptop there, and I got the table setup just as I have dreamed of for years! The middle shelves part can be shoved out, so that someone can sit on the opposite side. I'm very lucky my youngest brother is very handy, I just tell him to saw here and screw n hammer there, put some shelves there and move stuff to where I want it .. think I've worn him out! ♥  Must think up something nice to make him as a thank you :)



It's amazing how much stuff one accumulates.. Even if the new apartment is much bigger than my previous, I have big problems finding space for the things I unpack! I need to seriously downsize...

By the way ~ I watched the movie Downsizing (w. Matt Damon) just yesterday...  could've needed some of that shrinking technology right about now! LOL :)



I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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Crafty Creations #374. ~ Anything goes! [Sept.25th.]
Pile it On #146. ~ think big! Big image/frame
[Oct.6th.]
QKR Stampede #314. ~
Anything goes [Sept.27th.]
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything Goes [Oct.2nd.]
Crafting with Friends #73. ~ Anything Goes [Sept.27th.]
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ~ Bling it on! [Sept.25th.]
Card Mania #108. ~ Color Combo! [Sept.29th.]
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EDIT: I got Card Mania Honorable Mentioned! Thank you ♥

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ September: Favoritt! (Spellbinders & Prima papirer) [30.September].. 

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Stamps/Images: Christine Karron 'Dandelion Fairy' coloring page. Sugary Fancy misc. digital text elements.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Prima Marketing inc. designerpapers: 'Fairy Flora' & 'Reflections' coll. 6x6 paperstacks, and 'Journaling notepad bloc-notes'. Cardbase + envelope (pre-folded) in Kraft papers from Creotime.
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Frameabilities 'Scalloped Edge Frame'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'Hibiscus KS-0163', 'RS-0071 frog' and 'KS-0066 Sunflower'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Miracle tape). Hero Arts laquer glue pen (similar to Glossy accents). Ranger stickles 'mustard seed'. Tonic Studios Nuvo glitter drops 'White blizzard', 'Golden sunset' and 'Ruby slippers'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Monday, August 27, 2018

County Fair card ~ and a new home! 🏡


Har endelig kommet meg såpass at jeg kan holde på litt inne på scrapperommet, etter å slitt med veldig vond rygg (hekseskudd) i et par uker. SÅ deilig å kunne bevege seg igjen :) Spesielt nå som det er store forandringer på gang her ~ om litt over ei uke har jeg flyttet til nabokommunen Øksnes! 

🏡 bilder fra Eiendomsmegler1 :)

Min mor er født og oppvokst ikke langt unna der vi nå skal bo, utpå bygda, i et kjempekoselig hus. Hun oppe i toppen og meg i kjellerleiligheten, nydelig utsikt for begge, med vakker fjord og fjell natur ♥ Skogen rett utafor døra ... og ikke minst ~ endelig får jeg meg et ordtnlig stort scrapperom! Det er to soverom i leiligheten min, og selvfølgelig må jo det største bli hobbyrom, den lille boden jeg har nå er så overfyllt at jeg nesten ikke kan snu meg rundt ;) 

Om noen har linker til flotte scrapperom de vil dele, legg gjerne igjen en kommentar, trenger masser av inspirasjon til lure måter å innrede på!
🏡 (psst.. det kommer en flott bloggcandy her når jeg er helt innflytta og fått sett gjennom hva jeg har å gi bort!) 

Kortet mitt idag er lagd med Hero Arts klubbkit som kom i Juli, 'County Fair' tema, eller Tivoli som vi sier på norsk :)



I've finally begun feeling better, beeing able to move around normally, after having a bad crick in my back (lumbago or witch shot or what ever its called, nasty pains in any case) for a couple weeks. It's so wonderful to sit for a while and craft again!

Big changes are coming for me as in about a week I'm moving house! Me and my mum are moving to the neighbouring county to Sortland, Øksnes, wich happens to be where she was born and grew up ♥ She will get the top floor and me the basement apartment, both with a beautiful view of the fjords and mountains, with woods just behind the house. (See photos up above!) 

And the best part: I am getting a BIG scraproom, finally! With two bedrooms, the biggest is ofcourse going to become a scraproom, and I really really needed the bigger space. The little one I have now has gotten so crowded that I barely can turn around in it ;)
 

If anyone want to share links to their own and others fabulous scraprooms and storage solutions, please do! ♥
🏡 (PSsst.. there will be a sweet blogcandy here when I'm all moved in, and have had time to go through my stuff, lots to give away I'm sure!)
 

This time I've been playing with the Hero Arts My monthly Hero kit that came in July, with a Carnivale/County Fair theme. LOVE the sunburst background die! ♥

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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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A Blog Named Hero ~ Sparkle & Shine! [Sept.10th.]
Cards Galore Encore #54. ~ Anything goes
(3rd.entry)[Aug.31st.]
Crafty creations #373. ~
Anything goes [Sept.10th.]
Addicted to Stamps and more #306. ~ Anything goes [Aug.28th.]  
The Crafter's Café #202. ~ Birthdays, Buttons or both ! [Aug.29th.]
QKR Stampede #310. ~ Always anything goes [Aug.30th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappegarasjen #47. ~ 'Åpen utfordring/i sommer: tivoli' [4.Sept.]
Scrappelyst ~ august: dies (bidrag#3.)[31.Aug.] .....



Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH July 2018 County Fair clearstamps & co-ordinating dies.

Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Basic stars Cerise' designerpaper.
Embellishments: Panduro washi tape.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Embossingfolders: Crafters Companion Embossalicious 'Seasonal Music'.
Dies: from the Hero Arts MMH kit July 2018.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Scor-Pal Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive 5inch x 27yd. Rangers Glossy accents, and TH stickles 'Sprinkled sugar'. Nuvo glitterdrops by Tonic Studios 'golden sunset'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads (regular and Oxides) and Hero Arts ink cubes to watercolor and distress image and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Aladine OR gold embossingpowder. Hero Arts 'iridescent gold shimmer' inkspray from the MMH Aug. 2017 kit. Lindy's Stamp gang starburst spray 'Freaky Frankenlime'. 

I did the inlaid diecut technique with a full sheet of adhesive behind the cardstock before diecutting, so easy to put together! And I have leftover diecuts to put together for another card, no waste :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dream Big!

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Er fremdeles helt ødelagt i ryggen, hekseskudd er ikke noe å spøke med! Har stort sett ligget på sofaen i en uke, og ser ingen særlig bedring ~ såvidt jeg klarer å kle på meg sokkene! :P Så det blir nok enda en stund til jeg kommer meg på scrapperommet..
Men i mellomtiden har jeg jo flere kort som jeg har lagd tidligere, som disse to der jeg har brukt den nydelige vindu diesen fra Hero Arts kit'et som kom i mai.

Har abonnert på Hero Arts sine kits helt siden mai i fjor, og alltid blitt superfornøyd med innholdet og kvaliteten. Anbefaler absolutt å prøve, kjempepris og god porto er det også! :) Se bilde eksempler på to av disse kits'ene nederst i bloggposten.


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I'm still glued to my sofa, as my back has been all stiff and sore (lumbago/crick in the back). So no crafting for me for a while! But here's a couple of cards I made earlier with the May Hero Arts kit, and the gorgeous window tree die ♥

I've been subscribed to Hero Arts monthly kits since may last year, and have always been super happy with the contents! Fantastic kits, great value and quality ~ I definitely recommend trying one! :) See examples of the kits I used in my card ingredients blurb at the bottom of this post.
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I enter my first card, with the little boy in theese challenges
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Simon Says Wednesday ~ Distress it! (2nd.entry)[Aug.14th.]
Cards Galore Encore #54. ~ Anything goes
(2nd.entry)[Aug.31st.]
Little Miss Muffet #195. ~
Always AG [Aug.22nd.]
Retarte #125. ~ Anything Goes (3rd.entry)[Aug.20th.] 
Papirlosjen #07-08. ~ Alt er lov! (bidrag#3.)[31. August.]
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EDIT: I won a $10 voucher to shop with at Little Miss Muffet! Thank you very much ♥

My second card, the flying girl, I enter into theese challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Monday ~ Sprinkles & Splatters! [Aug.20th.]
Crafting with an attitude #42. ~ Always AG (2nd.entry)[Aug.24th.]
QKR Stampede #308. ~ Anything goes [Aug.16th.]
The Corrosive Ch. #8. ~ Always Anything Goes [Aug.31st.]
Scrappelyst ~ august: dies (bidrag#2.)[31. August.]...
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Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH May 2018 Tree of life clearstamps & co-ordinating dies. I also used stamps from the MMH August 2017 Celestial kit. Hero Arts 'Woodgrain Bold prints Background'. Kort & Godt 'S-176' & 'S-248'. Ett Trykk - Norsk Stempelblad 'Art Journaling 3 RS_34B'. Prima Marketing inc. clearstamps  'Celebrate Jack & Jill #545109', 'Jack & Jill #542023', 'Annalee Butterflies' and 'Optimist #542419'.

Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs/inked backgrounds. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Designerpapers. Prima Marketing inc. 12x12 'Celebrate! with Jack & Jill coll. - Sweet Valentine'. Scrap Orchard 'Our Life / SO Woodland' digital collab kit (owl element by Bella Gypsy).

Embellishments: Washi from the MMH May 2018 kit.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'.
Dies: Hero arts MMH May 2018 Tree of Life kit window fancy die with frame die. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Sizzix Thinlits DieSet 5PK 'This & That - Charming' by Echo Park'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress images and papers. Hero Arts 'iridescent gold shimmer' inkspray from the MMH Aug. 2017 kit, and the 'seafoam shimmer' inkspray from the MMH June 2018 kit. Prima chalk ink 'teak wall'. Rangers Archival inkpad 'Sepia'.