Friday, December 1, 2017

X-mas Surprise BlogCandy!

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This is a very special kind of blogcandy as I usually make them last under a month ~ this time around I'm going to treat one of you sweet crafters to such a HUGE Christmas surprise that I'm only opening up one door on the image below each or every other week, for a sneaky peak of the blogcandy, up until the 1st. of December when all will be revealed :) 

[.. Image will be updated w. sneakpeaks each time I open a door! ..]

Exited yet??? IF you are on the fence on wether to enter or not, know my candies are always yummy, just take a look at previous ones here :) 
I can promise there will be gorgeous stamps and charms, ribbons and bling, designer papers and other yummy treats ♥

Waiting behind theese doors there is a huge pot of scrapping goodies that's worth about 250,- new total is currently: 350,- NOK. Wich equals to about $32 $44 !!!
For every person that enters I will actually throw in something extra to sweeten the pot! Could be a clearstamp or just a ribbon, or some prima flowers, but my scraproom is full ..I tend to hoard.. some might say it looks like a whole shops inventory! So I imagine the winner will end up very happy come christmas time :)

This BlogCandy is open to all my fellow crafters ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and I would sure appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, but it's not necessary to win though ♥

However, I would be very happy if you could please spread the word by mentioning this candy either with a link and/or photo of it on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or if you have no blog ~ another place, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc. 

Again, this is not necessary to do to win ~ only if you want to make the blogcandy grow, then it would help if more people knew about it ♥

But please ~ NO 'in it for the Candy only' ~ non-crafty people are not allowed. I will also remove any spam comments or double entries

Now then, make your entry with a comment on this post saying the magic words 'Yes please!' or something similar. And on December 1st. I will put all your names in an imaginary hat and pick a lucky winner who will be getting a craftylicious package for christmas ♥

... Main Prize winner to be revealed here ...

And there is a Bonus candy to win as well! I'll pick 5 random people from the comments to get a free digistamp (your choice!) from my etsy shoppe ~ and you'll never know when theese will get picked! I will not pick them all at once or on december 1st. Could be tomorrow, next week or a month from now.. And all are eligible to win this, so you could win more than once if you're lucky! Needless to say, the sooner you enter, the sooner you may win something ♥ ♥ ♥

Bonus Candy Winners:

#1. Sherry aka Loose Stitches
#2. Lesia Cook ..
#3. ...... who will it be? ......
#4. ...... who will it be? ......
#5. ...... maybe it's you? ....

Good Luck! ♥ 

Did you win? I'll update this post with each winner! Please email me at tindaloo at hotmail dot com with your addresses if you see your name here, and do remember to mention you're a BlogCandy winner in the topic so it won't get missed ♥ NB: Any unclaimed goodies will be forfeited by Dec.25th., giving you a good deadline :)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday card

En kjapp bloggpost idag med et bursdagskort i pastell og feminin shabby chic stil. Vil også minne om BlogCandyen min, mye flott å vinne der ♥

Quickie post with a pastel and feminin shabby chic themed birthday card. And I also wish to remind you of my X-mas BlogCandy with loads of yummy gorgeous goodies for a lucky winner :)  

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #68. ~ Always anything goes [Nov. 3rd.]
WordArt Wednesdays wk. #304-305. ~ Anything goes
[Oct. 24th.]
Simply Papercraft #51. ~
Anything goes [Oct. 26th.]
QKR Stampede #266. ~ Anything Goes [Oct. 26th.] 
Morgan's Art World #21. ~ Anything goes [Nov. 2nd.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Kreativ Scrapping #10. ~ Bursdag! [26. Okt.]
Papirlosjen ~ Til henne [31. Okt.]
Scrappelyst ~ Stjerner [31. Okt.]

inside and back detail

Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt CS 'M-272' & 'M-249'.
Papers: Prima Marketing inc. Journaling Bloc Notes #812836. Panduro Hobby 'Card Background' paper pad. Bazzill cardstock.

Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design Creatables 'Anja's Oval LR0376'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'. Die-cutting Essentials magazine feb.2016 Special Edition embossingfolder. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. RePrint 'silver rhinestones' & 'pink R0716 pearls'.
Techniques: 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. Misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads. 3D popdots, Funfoam/mosegummi. Rangers Glossy accents.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Vintage Father's Day

Denne gangen har vi to flotte sponsorer ~ M.Medel Illustrations & WeAre3 ~ for Creative Fingers sin utfordring #139. For mitt DT bidrag har jeg brukt et kjempeflott digitalt mønsterark sett 'Fairy mail - Vintage' fra WeAre3 som jeg printet ut og brukte på mitt farsdagskort. Slike digitale sett er helt fantastisk fordi du kan printe så mange som du bare vil, i akkurat den størrelsen du trenger ~ som er veldig kjekt for meg fordi jeg har en tendens til å ikke bruke papirer jeg kjøper, med mindre jeg har flere eller det ikke var spesielt fint eller noe.. fordi vel.. da er det jo liksom brukt opp!!! ;) 
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :) 

... Jeg har forresten en 'X-mas Surprise BlogCandy' med veldig masse flott scrappestæsj som du kan prøve å vinne :)

We have two great sponsors for this fortnights challenge #139. at Creative Fingers ~ M.Medel Illustrations & WeAre3
I have kept my DT card in warm rustic colors to go with the masculine theme of father's day (wich is in november here in Norway) using the fabulous digital paper kit 'Fairy Mail - Vintage' from We Are 3 ♥

It's  awesome to have such kits in your stash if you're like me and just hoard great designer papers because u can't bare to 'use them up'... You can print theese out over and over again, on any type of paper that fits in your printer, and in the exact size you need! :)
As always we have an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations! ♥

The cool Rust Embossing on the Tim Holtz heart die is a custom Rust mix recipe with embossing powder and technique by Rangers Wendy Vecchi, that I have tried to replicate.

..But I didn't have the exact fine detail gold that she had, and it didn't look quite right to me.. 

Good enough, yes, and very fun to do! But it wasn't as fabulous grungy and rusty as Wendy's, wich ofcourse was what I aimed for! Also, I must admit that I am just lousy at understanding how to convert measurements.. so there might be a hiccup there ;)
So If anyone has a better recipe with european measurements than my attempt here, please do let me know in the comments! :)

You can find the actual (and far better) recipe here on her blog: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchis Rust Recipies with embossing powders and inkpads!

... And btw. did you know I have a 'X-mas Surprise BlogCandy' going on right now? Have a go and you could win some awesome goodies!

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
613 Avenue Create #202. ~ AG Optional Twist: Masculine! [Nov. 3rd.]
A Vintage Journey ~ October: Crazy for Autumn colors!
[Oct. 31st.]
Lemon Shortbread #52. ~ Always anything goes
[Oct. 23rd.]
CropStop #33. ~ Anything Goes (w.companies in store) [Nov. 6th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1742. ~ Anything goes [Oct. 22nd.]
Crafts Galore Encore ~ October: Always Anything Goes [Oct. 31st.]
Crafty Girlz ~ October: AG + Option: Spook it Out [Nov. 13th.]
Crafty Creations #352. ~ Always Anything Goes (2nd.entry)[Oct. 24th.]

inside detail

Papers: We Are 3 Digital Paper kit 'Fairy Mail - Vintage'. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Createwings Designs kit 'Creation C23 Bundle - This Moment' label element.
Embellishments/Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die 'Heart Wings'. Scrapmagasinet dies 'Farsdag Morsdag'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection 2017 'Holly Lattice Frame CED3125'. Joanna Sheen All-Occasion Dies 'Robert Addams #153. Set of 3 Corners'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #148. 'Beautiful Rose' 6x6 embossing folder. Notabene gull gavebånd (gold paper ribbon). Europris H&S gold sequins. 
Techniques: 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. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Walnut stain' & 'Vintage photo'. For the diecut heart I used the embossingpowder recipe and Ranger inkpads seen in the photo up in the blogpost. Rangers Glossy accents. Stix2 Red Ultra Clear High-Tack Double Sided Tape.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happiness is... Autumn colours!

Disse kortene har jommen tatt meg lang tid å lage.. Startet sist i september og først nå har jeg følt meg bra nok til å gjøre de ferdig! Men de ble jo fine da ♥ Har slitt litt mye med helsa i det siste.. Er plaget med kroniske ryggsmerter pluss pluss, så mye vondter er normalen for meg, men for et par uker siden fikk jeg et skikkelig hekseskudd ~ mens jeg hadde et migreneanfall! Snakk om uflaks! Gjorde antagelig en dum vridning av ryggen som jeg ikke skulle gjort.. Tok lang tid før jeg var tilbake til normalen, så det har blitt mye tv titting og netflix :)
Dermed har det har vært litt stille her på bloggen, og ikke mye kommentering rundt om.. Skal prøve og komme ovenpå med det igjen, men imellomtiden har jeg en flott bloggcandy gående som alle kan være med på og prøve å vinne! :) utfordring #22. ~ Oktober mnd. har 'Halloween og/eller Høstfarger' som tema :) Da jeg lagde mine to inspirasjons kort, hentet jeg farger og inspirasjon fra bildet her > Jeg syns at høsten er den årstiden med de aller fineste fargene ♥

Du kan finne linker nederst i bloggposten til flere av stemplene og dies jeg har brukt. Vi håper du føler deg inspirert til å delta med dine kreasjoner hos oss!

inside and back view of the card
with a removable tag inside saying
'congratulations on your new home'

So I started theese cards late september and only got around to finishing them today.. a new record? ;) I've been struggling with my bad health lately, worse than usual. I have written before about having chronic backpains, but those daily pains is nothing compared to lumbago? not sure what is the exact term for the crick I got in my back, wich is very suitable called a 'witch's shot' here in Norway ;) It came on me like a PANG while I had a migraine, so it was very unlucky, I probably made a wrong turn or something in all my hazyness :P Lasted for a couple of weeks, so I haven't been able to do much of anything.. I've binge-watched alot of netflix though *lol* So the blog has been quiet because of it, not beeing able to craft, and I'm sadly behind on commenting.. I'll try and get on top of things again! Meanwhile, hope you'll go check out the fab blogcandy I have going on ♥

My cards are DT inspiration for the October challenge at PapirPlaneten, a norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe. Our theme is Halloween and/or Fall colours. You are more than welcome to join with your creations, but the main prize is only shipped within Norway ♥

'a tiny greeting for you'

inside and back of the card
'Happiness is the ability to enjoy the little things'

I enter my cards into theese fab Challenges:

My House & Puppy Card: [Ends on]
Magnolia Forever #58. ~ Fall/Halloween! [Nov. 1st.]
All About Magnolia #27. ~ Fall/Halloween!
[Nov. 5th.]

Stamping Sensations ~ October: Autumn Glory [Nov. 1st.]
Midweek Magnolias #175. ~ Anything goes [Oct. 23rd.] 
Crafty Creations #352. ~ Always Anything Goes [Oct. 24th.]

My Hedgehog card: [Ends on]
Penny Black and More ~ October: Close to Nature! [Oct. 31st.]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #7. ~ Always AG with Animals! [Oct. 30th.]
Colour Crazy week #41. ~ Always Anything goes! [Nov. 26th.]
City Crafter week #383. ~ What a Fun-ghi (mushroom!) [Oct. 16th.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Thinking Of You [Oct. 17th.]

TOP TIPs: * Keep a cardboard box handy for
messy ink spraying! * Try to be frugal when
creating, like diecutting on your panels before 
adding another on top ~ saves your pretty papers!
* You know that clayputty that's lowtack for hanging 
up posters n such on walls? Roll a little ball and 
press it on the nozzle to keep it from 
clogging and drying up! :)

Stamps/Images: Magnolia rubberstamp 'Welcome to a lovely Home'. Penny Black Clearstamp sets 'Tiny Wishes' and 'Man's Best Friend'. Stempelglede 'Grunge collection 1'. Kort & Godt 'M-225' and 'M-165'. North Star Stamps 'gratulerer med nytt hjem'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Vellum. Basic Grey 'Max & Whiskers' 6x6 paperpad.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Blossom S4192' and Frameabilities 'Cherry Pickin SBS5-021'. PoppyStamps (
Memory Box) die 'Dog paw border'. Marianne Designs Collectible dies 'French Cats COL1344' and 'Fugler/Birds COL1311'. Antique gold twine thread.

Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. 3D pop dots, Funfoam, Aleene's tacky glue & Rangers Glossy accents. Misc. Tattered Angels glimmermists and Distress spray stains. Hero Arts black embossing powder.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Spooky Halloween!

BØø!!! Det merkest at det er Oktober ute.. huff så kaldt det har blitt, og det ligger an til å bli frost i natt. Men oktober betyr også snart Halloween! Jeg er ikke typen til å feire med fest og kostymer, men jeg elsker alt som har med halloween å gjøre og har masse pynt jeg allerede har tatt frem, og en svær bunke med filmer jeg ser hvert eneste år ~ for eksempel Hocus Pocus og Nightmare before christmas  

Motivet er fra Bugaboo Stamps, vår sponsor hos Creative Fingers #138. Bugaboo har masse flotte halloween motiver, så jeg lagde et 'spooky' kort som mitt DT bidrag. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :) 

... Så du forresten at jeg har en ny bloggcandy? X-mas Surprise BlogCandy

BOO! The days are getting darker and colder, and I think we're getting frost tonight, so winter is getting close.. but that also means October and Halloween! I'm not the type of person to dress up and go to halloween themed parties, but I LOVE all things halloweeny and have lots of decorations I've already put up. And I have a huge stack of movies waiting to be seen, as I do every year ~ like f.ex. Hocus Pocus & Nightmare before Christmas ♥

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #138. at Creative Fingers has a spooky house motif from our fab sponsor, Bugaboo stamps, and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations! 

... And btw. did you see my new blogcandy? X-mas Surprise BlogCandy

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Bugaboo Crafty Ch. #9. ~ Anything Bugaboo goes! [Oct. 14th.]
Simon Says Monday ~ A Walk On The Dark Side!
[Oct. 8th.]
Crafts Galore Encore ~ October: Anything goes
! [Oct. 31st.]
Crafting by designs ~ October: Anything goes! [Oct. 25th.] 
Paper Creator #62. ~ Simply Spooky! [Oct. 31st.]
Card Mania #97. ~ Halloween Color Combo! [Oct. 30th]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrap from your heart #14. ~ Halloween [28. Okt.]
Hjerteboden ~ Oktober: Halloween [31. Okt.]

inside detail

Stamps/Images: Bugaboo Digi Stamps 'Halloween Silhouette BUG151096'. Inkadinkado mini clearstampsets 'haunted house' & 'spooky ghosts'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. 7 Gypsies 'Gypsy market' 6x6 pp.
Embellishments/Tools: Hunkydory Crafts For the Love of Masks 'Misfit Monsters' stencil.
Panduro Hobby orange dekorkit rhinestones. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 22'. Large Pierced square dies. Signo White & Sakura Black gelly pens. Pt. Design 'BEO black yarn fiber'.

Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. To make the snow I've spattered a mix of Rangers mica powder, water and a little bit of acrylic white paint. Hero Arts black fine detail embossing powder. White chalk ink by Prima & Ingvild Bolme.