Sunday, February 1, 2015

Little Christmas Girl Card


Et gammelt julekort har fått nytt liv! Har brukt en ny teknikk (for meg) med Miracle tape og embossing pulver, ser nesten ut som krakelert maling etterpå! Julekrans motivet var for pent til å dekke over med nytt stæsj, så jeg rammet det isteden inn med litt pynt og dette søte digistemplet fra All Dressed Up.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

Made a christmas card with an all new technique for me ~ miracle tape with embossing powder. Very fun, it sort of looks like crackled paint! I have altered an old plain and flat card, and given it new life with this cute Little Christmas Girl from All Dressed Up ♥ The motive with the wreath was too good to cover up, so instead I framed it better with the embossing, sweet embellishes, diecuts and sparklies! :) 


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Outlaws ~ Progressive/Freebie Chall.  Jan.1st! ~ ! [Jan.31st.]
The Pink Elephant #TPE283. ~ Anything Goes! [Feb.4th.]
Sister Act #91. ~ Anything Goes
[Feb.5th.]
Hiding in My Craft Room #185. ~ Freestyle/Anything Goes! [Feb.7th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #185. ~ Try Something New = Miracle tape! [Feb.3rd.]
 
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Stamps/Images: All Dressed Up digistamp 'Little Christmas Girl'. Kort & Godt Clearstamps M-130.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Createwings Designs digikit 'Our Christmas Story' paper. Re-purposed old xmas card.
Embellishments/Tools: Marianne Design 'Circle and Flower Stitch CR1248'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'QK Norway collection QKDS-CC-03-2', 'REV-0024 flourish antique', 'Snowman KS-0213' and 'Reindeer KS-0212'. Misc punches. Misc washi tapes. Dewdrop beads. Scrap Lovers rhinestone stickers. Miracle tape from VLVS. Clearsnap - Top Boss emb.powder 'deep green'.
Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. Added some extra dimension with 3D foam. White paint, Glossy accents (which also works as an excellent glue for the dewdrops) and 'frosted lace' stickles, also by Ranger. Card edges have been distressed with sandpaper, and distressinks ofcourse!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine ♥ Cupid


Jeg falt for denne søte amor-jenta ♥ og har laget et Valentine-kort til ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #65. Vi er sponset av Scrapper's Delights, og som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil'!
http://www.scrappersdelights.com/store/

My DT card for this weeks challenge #65. at Creative Fingers is sponsored by Scrapper's Delights, and the Theme is as always Anything Goes. It's soon Valentine's day, so I've done a romantic card this time with a sweet Cupid ♥ You are most welcome to join us! =^● ⋏ ●^=
 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Scrapper's Delights #39. ~ Anything Goes w. a Twist: Favorite Colors = theese are my fave pastels, all Tim Holtz distressed colors, see info below [Feb.2nd.]
C.R.A.F.T. #296. ~ Valentines Day/Love! [Feb.4th.]
Crafting for all Seasons #94. ~
Things with Wings [Feb.4th.]
Scrapping 4 Fun #34. ~ All about LOVE [Feb.5th.]
Hiding in My Craft Room #94. ~ Any Holiday = Valentines! [Jan.31st.]
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday (Jan.28th) ~ Anything Goes! [Feb.4th.]
Pile it On #53. ~ Hearts and/or Flowers [Jan.31st.]

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Stamps/Images: Scrappers Delights 'Cupid 2a', 'Funky Ashley' (balloons), and 'Sentiment Tags 1e',  Digi Stamps. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. Crafty secrets CS 'Bird Notes'. NSS North Star Stamps 'Valentine tekster & kjærlige hilsner'. Ginger's House Word Art '12-3-11 love'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby - Vibeke Spigseth/Poppy Designs 'Geometry' PaperPad.
Embellishments/Tools: CottageCutz 'Bella Floral Frame Elites CCE-002-BIG'. Memory Box Stencil 'Tessatina 88516'. Bakers twine. Misc Washi, ribbons and a charm - unknown/scraps.
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 have used alchol ink on the heart-charm to alter the color ~ very useful for all those bits and bobs u have lying around that never fit in, color-co-ordinate to make them fit your project!

The detailed image to the left shows some of the lovely shiny glitter that comes from the H2O's :) Glossy Accents on details too. Heat embossed text. The background of the image was made with a stencil and I masked the image first. Got all of the Distress Stains from Blitsy this xmas, and finally got to play with them: Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry + sponged on some Tumbled glass & Broken China. I usually HATE using pinks n pastels, but with Tim Holtz' distressed colorpalette I find that I really LOVE them ♥

Friday, January 16, 2015

Valentine ♥ Pony


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #63. er sponset av Beccy's Place! Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' hos CF, men siden det snart er februar og valentines, valgte jeg å lage et kort med denne kjærlighetsfulle ponnien!
http://www.beccysplace.com/
Beccy's Place is the sponsor at Creative Fingers this week, and since it's soon Valentines, I've chosen this sweetheart pony to color for my DT card in our challenge #63. We always got 'Anything Goes' as a theme, and lots of fun prizes :) You are most welcome to join us! ♥

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Beccy's Place ~ January: Anything Goes! [Jan.31st.]
Stamping Sensations ~ January:  Die Cuts and Punches! [Jan.28th.]
Outlaws Twisted Thursday ~ Anything Goes w. Eyelets or Brads
[Jan.21st.]
Simon Says Monday ~ Inky background [Jan.18th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #2. ~ Sweethearts! [Jan.20th.]
Inspiration Destination #16. ~ Anything Goes [Jan.20th.] 
Fairytale Stampers #50. ~ Flowers [Jan.31st.]
613 Avenue Create #106. ~ 1,001 techniques [Jan.18th]
Water coloring, distressing, background made by flick-n-swish, die cutting, stenciling, layering n glossy 3d effects, stamping etc. See info below.
 
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Stamps/Images: Beccy's Place digistamp 'Valentine Pony'. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. All Night Media 'Elegant Rose' flower border. Kort & Godt S-215.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Simply Homemade Magazine Issue #31. freebie 'Labelled with Love' Paper coll. Createwings Designs 'Tiny Treasure' digikit frame.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Frameabilities 'Scalloped Edge Frame'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Heart Swirl RS-0003', 'RS-0101 leaf'. Sizzix Framelits 'Frames w Sprigs & Stamps' by Hero Arts. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Panduro Hobby 'Wedding bliss' brads by Vibeke Spigseth/Poppy Design. 3D cushions.
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. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. The inky background is created with a flick-n-swish technique I once saw Tim do, spattering drops of water with your fingers, and lifting the ink off with a papertowel. Glossy accents has been added on the pony's hearts, eye and her tail-ribbons.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years! :)


I've made a fun SBS X-mas Bookmark today! Almost didn't make it at all as my printer settings had gone weird, and somehow green, even if I said print black? So the digi didn't stick to the paper as it should, and I had to print again ~ but NO more ink *lol* Got there in the end though, with a half hour to spare before new years and deadlines.. Yes, sitting with ink on my fingers tonight, the only difference from any other night in my scraproom is that I have a drink beside me, Mojito :) Happy New Years!!!
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I enter my bookmark in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Outlaws ~ Progressive/Freebie Chall. Dec.1st! [Dec.31st.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes! [Jan.6th.]
Inspiration Destination #14. ~ Anything Goes!
[Jan.6th.] 

Stamps/Images: Simply Betty (Outlaws digi freebie) 'Sweet Gothic Kids - Tangled Wednesday'.
Papers: Plain red cardstock. DCWV designer paper from the 'Once upon a time' glitter 12x12 paperstack.
Embellishments/Tools: Panduro Hobby Double-do nr40. Relieffstanse Bord 065348. EK Paper Shapers Corner Ad. Med. Round Punch. Misc eyelets, stickers and washitape.
Techniques: 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. Also Stickles, Glossy Accents and white acrylic paint.

Friday, December 26, 2014

AuroraWings ♥ Christmas ~ Thank You Card!

  God Jul & Godt NyttÅr! :)

I dagens blogpost hos Creative Fingers takker DesignTeamet våre flotte sponsorer, og jeg vil sende en spesiell takk til Mitzi, kunsteren bak AuroraWings.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings?


Today the DT's of Creative Fingers Challenge blog is thanking our generous sponsors through this past year! We have created cards for all the awesome artists, and I would like to say a special thank you to the sweet Mitzi of AuroraWings ♥ And don't forget, there is still a couple of weeks left to join our challenge #61. with a great prize from Ching-Chou-Kuik!

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
(PSst: a little heads up ~ I'll have a blogcandy up for grabs very soon!)
 
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
AuroraWings group on Facebook ~ December ~ Season's Greetings! [Dec.31st.]
AuroraWings Ch. Blog #10. ~ All That Glitters! [Jan.17th.]
Allsorts week 290/291 ~ Last minute gifts!
[Jan.1st.]
Animal friends #21. ~ Anything goes w. animal! [Dec.31st.]
Divas by design ~ Last challenge! Anything Goes! [Jan.14th.]
PaperTakeWeekly ~ Pick A Fave = Anything Goes! [Jan.5th.]
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ~ Anything Goes!
[Jan.7th.]
Pile It On! #49. ~ Christmas/Holidays [Jan.3rd.]  

EDIT: I won Mitzi's Artist's Choice Award with an awesome prize of a badge & $20 in digis!!! How cool is that! I will have a major problem picking my choices of digis though ~ there are SO many gorgeous ones! :) 

Stamps/Images: AuroraWings 'Christmas Kitten' & 'Kitten in a Stocking'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'. Kort & Godt M-130. Santa image and front textbanner is recycled from an old christmascard.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white, green cardstocks. CreateWings Designs 'Creation 23 Quick Pages' a digikit with Catherine Designs.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals Large'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Snowflake RS-0386' & 'RS-0281 star'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Crafts gold rhinestones, unknown snowflake.

<~ I've added Rangers Ink Stickles and Glossy accents to the image, it really makes a lot of difference! This digi and more can be found for free if u join the Stamps by AuroraWings group on Facebook! Mitzi has super qualitylineart, and wonderfully details in her art! 


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. 

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.