Sunday, June 17, 2018

The very hungry caterpillar

 
Den søte larven tegnet av Goebie minte meg veldig om da jeg var liten og lærte meg å lese, og 'Den lille larven aldri-mett' var en stor favoritt. Og jeg brukte å lese høyt fra den til mine små brødre ♥

Kortet mitt er et (noe forsinket pga. dumme helseplager..) DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #148., fra vår sponsor Goebie Design. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være! Har du forresten sett at jeg har en bloggcandy med masse flotte dies og stempler ++? Ta en titt her og bli med i trekningen :)

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😎 Happy Summer! ⛅


I absolutely LOVE this cute little caterpillar from Goebie, it reminds me of the childrensbook 'The very hungry caterpillar' wich I read SO many times when I learnt how to read,  and then later I read it to my younger brothers ♥ (see the Animated video of the book on youtube)

🍃 🐛 🍃 🍏 🍃 🐛 🍃

My DT inspiration card is a couple days late as I've been having a lot of aches n pains lately.. Especially in my hands, wich are all chapped and sore, and I haven't been able to craft or much of anything.. :( I'm taking light therapy for the psoriasis on my hands at the hospital, but that's two hours drive back n forth, wich only worsens my muscle n backpains.  Hopefully I won't have to do as many treatments as last year before I see results. Would love to be able to spend more time in the craftroom this summer :)

Creative Fingers generous sponsor for challenge #148. is Goebie Design, and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥



I made some fun marbled backgrounds a while back, and thought the green one was a perfect match for my little caterpillar! I had added nailpolish (cheap ones) to a tub of water, swirled it with a toothpick and quickly add the pattern to the paper. I find placing the paper on top of the water rather than letting it pass down through the surface to the length of the tub / submerging it is a better way to get a good pattern. The red one was with submerging it, so next I just carefully layed it on the water and picked it up without getting it under the surface. I do reccomend working outside or with windows open, cause nailpolish really stinks! And I also let them dry off for many hours, and then days to get rid of the smell.. You can find heaps of tutorials on youtube for Nail Polish Marble arts.

And before you leave, have you checked out my awesome Blogcandy yet? :)
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🍄 I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
(PS: Card is in the DT showcase at Creative Fingers, uploaded there today, so not been shown before online)
2 crafty critters crazies #15. ~ AG w. critters! (entry#2.)[June 27th.] 
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday #238. ~ Anything Goes [June 22nd.]
Crafting With Friends #69. ~ Anything Goes [June 20th.]
Crafty Girls Creations #48. ~ Anything Goes [June 30th.]  
Pile It On! #143. ~ Holidays and/or Layers! (entry#2.)[June 30th.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Frame It! [June 19th.]
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🍎 Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Sommer og glede! [30. juni.]
Scrap the Rainbow #2. ~ Sommer [30. juli.]

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Stamps/Images: Goebie Design Digi Stamp 'Caterpillar'. North Star Stamps CS - 'Jordbær' og 'Småtekster sommer'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock.
Embellishments: Panduro Hobby 'dekorkits orange & bordeaux'.
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. Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat.

Dies: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches 'Stitched Hills and Clouds CED1495'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. CottageCutz 'Spring Mushrooms Elites SC-CCE-223-BIG' die. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'KS-0796 Mushrooms' 2x2 die. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Decorative Corners 'Kitten SD055'. Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nest Dies PCD46'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents.

Techniques/Mediums: Nailpolish marbling background as described in the blogpost. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress & Oxide Ink pads to watercolor the image. Sprayed all elements with Tattered Angels glimmermists 'Garden fairy' & 'Gold'. I took the Hero Arts 'moss' ink cube direct to papers for a grassy and 'dirty' look.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Christmas card in June!


Et julekort i begynnelsen av Juni? Ja hvorfor ikke.. Her hvor jeg bor (Vesterålen) er det nå nærmere vintertemperatur enn sommer, og jeg har flere julekort jeg ikke har blogget enda ;) 

Tror jeg har nevnt det før ~ Penny Black var min første stempel forelskelse ♥ Sånn 10+ år siden begyndte jeg å bli stempelgal.. og de første i samlingen min var PB stempler med bla. nusselige pusekatter, mus og pinnsvin, som kortet jeg viser litt lengre ned. Da fantest ikke clearstempler, de kom montert på tre klosser, og på ezmount eller cling som det også heter. 
Mange scrappere har siden de-montert stemplene fra klossene, for de tar opp ekstremt mye plass.. men jeg har så nostalgiske følelser for dem at jeg klarer ikke gjøre det. Ikke enda iallefall ♥ 

Motivet på kortet under er fra et clearstamp sett som heter 'Christmas Critters', og om du klikker *her* kan du se flere kort og kreasjoner jeg har lagd tidligere med andre Penny Black stempler :)

Har du forresten sett at jeg har en bloggcandy med masse flotte 
dies og stempler ++? Ta en titt her og bli med i trekningen :)

 



A christmas card in the beginning of June? Well, why not.. Where I live (northern Norway) it's closer to winter temperatures rather than summer, and I also have several christmas card waiting to be blogged, so bring on the chill! Lol :)

I believe I've mentioned it before ~ Penny Black was the first stamp company I fell in love with for over 10+ years ago, and that started my stamp hoarding with Cuddly kittens, mice and hedgehogs ♥
🦔 Like this old card of mine from 2007! 👉
Back then there were no clearstamps, they came only on wood mount blocks, later came cling and clearstamps. And many crafters begun de-mounting and throw away the wood-blocks to save space.. I got too much nostalgic feelings for them (and stamp-hoarding-tendencies) too rid of them, for now anyways ♥
The cute caroling mice motif on the christmas card is from a Penny Black clearstamp set named 'Christmas Critters', and if you should want to see more PB stamp creations by me you can click *here* to go to all those I have blogged before.
Oh, and did u see I have an awesome new Blogcandy?

 

I enter my 🐭 card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Penny Black Saturday ~ June: Anything goes opt. Masculine! [July 6th.] 
2 crafty critters crazies #15. ~ AG w. critters! [June 27th.]
A Snowflakes Promise #51. ~ Anything goes! [June 11th.]
Stamping Sensations ~ June: AG w. focal stamps [June 27th.]
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ~ Anything goes
(entry#2.)[June 5th.] 
Pile It On #143. ~ All sorts of Holidays! [June 30th.]
Artistic Stampers ~ June: Colour it Blue! [June 30th.] 
Colour Crazy Ch. #wk.22. ~ AG w. coloring [June 13th.]
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Stamps/Images: Penny Black stamp. North Star Stamps CS A5 'Juletekster 09'. Scrappers Choice CS 'God Jul journaling' & 'Julekule'(ornament). Panduro Hobby Clear stamp 'Ginger Party NO' (snowflakes).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby blue bling/glitter cardstock. Designerpaper '..added later..?'.

Embellishments: None this time.

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'.
Dies: Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson die Festive Collection 'Christmas Scene mini background'. Marianne Design Creatables 'Horizon Pine Trees LR0283'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #168. with the free 'Scenic Winter' border die set. 
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. Rangers Glossy accents, Tim Holtz stickles.

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. Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & clear embossingpowder. I first heat embossed the mice, stamped off on postit note, fussycut them out and used as masks. Also used a scrap paper I cut in a wavy edge as a mask for snowdrifts and a circle for the halo of the lantern. After stamping the sentiment I misted lightly over the whole image with a mica + water spray. The star is from a Panduro stencil, made with Inka Gold platinum silver paste I think.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sweet Queen Bee

 
Er det Juni allerede?! Mai fløy så fort forbi.. Sommern er her ~ vel, iallefall noen steder i landet ;) Her har vi hatt noen få god-dager med varmebølge, men stort sett kjennes det som vinteren enda er her med rundt 5 grader.. Stakars lille humlene og biene! De må være så fortumlet, de trodde jo det var sommer når gradestokken nærmet seg tredve! Om du ser noen svimete lodne små veps, ville bier og humler, gi dem litt sukkervann og bananskall så de kommer seg :) De er så kjempeviktige for naturen vår, så vi må hjelpe når vi kan! ♥ ♥ ♥

Den vakre dronningbien på kortet mitt er et digistempel fra Scrappers Delights, og om du liker denne typen stempler, så kjører de faktisk et kjempesalg akkurat nå ~ da de skal over i ny butikk/nettside nå i juli.

For litt fakta om bier, anbefaler jeg en titt på youtube videoen litt lengre ned eller kansje se på disse som er på norsk:.
🐝 NRK TV ~ Naturligvis ~ sesong 1 episode 3 som handler om humler og villbier.
🐝 Intressant fakta fra Summende hager ~ Humlas historie.
🐝MiljøAgentene ~ klikk på 2018 bladet med tema: Insekter
(nb. åpner et dokument - pdf fil - med hele utgaven av bladet)

Har du forresten sett at jeg har en bloggcandy med masse flotte 
dies og stempler ++? Ta en titt her og bli med i trekningen :)


Is it June already? Where did the month of May go? I feel we just passed April.. Summer is here, well, some days! Some days it feels like winter still, with under 5 celsius ;) Poor little hornets, bees and all the cute fuzzy bumblebees! They must be so dazed and confused, thinking summer was here when we had this surge of high tropical temperatures, and then its back to winter almost! 
So when you see a little one struggling on your veranda, be kind and give it sugarwater and a banana peel if u got one :) They are so vitally important to our nature eco system so we have to help them out when we can! ♥ ♥ ♥

The pretty QueenBee on my card is by Scrappers Delights, who by the way are running an awesome sale right now, as they're transitioning into a new store in july. They're also retiring alot of images, so there's a last chance 'retiring' section as well.
Honeybee on Samsung Experience 9.1 
Bzz bzz ~ have u seen my awesome Blogcandy?

Here is a link I found to a very interesting youtube video in a fun cartoon by Kurzgesagt ~ In a Nutshell: The Death Of Bees Explained ~ Parasites, Poison and Humans.
I'm sure you will enjoy their channel as they have loads of information share and explained in a very fun way. Show your kids! :)

There are SO many more youtube videos on the topic of bees that's dissapearing.. and why bees are so important to us, but I wanted to share this one by Animalogic on this post so that you can watch it below, it's amazing!



I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
🍯 Allsorts #469. ~ Insects, Bugs, Bees & Butterflies! [June 1st.]
🐝 Crafty Cardmakers #212. ~ things with Wings! [June 3rd.]
🍯 Retarte #122. ~ Anything goes [June 12th.]
🐝 The Crafty Addicts #48. ~ AG opt. Spring Is in the Air [June 5th.] 
🍯 Crafty Friends #84. ~ B is for Bee! [June 1st.]
🐝 Scrapy Land Ch. #90. ~ AG w.Die Brand SL sells
! [June 3rd.]
🍯 Simon Says Stamp Wed. ~ Anything goes! [June 5th.]
 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
🌺 Scrappiness #5. ~ Bruk dies (bidrag#2.)[14. juni.]

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Stamps/Images: Scrappers Delights 'Bee Digi 7' digistamp. Hero Arts 'MMH July 2017 Garden kit' clearstamps (bee trail and text). All Night Media 'Dragonfly' rubberstamp.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill black cardstock for base. Plain white cardstock.

Embellishments: Panduro Hobby 'Vintage news' Washitape.

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. Stampers Anonymous 'Mini Stencil Set 8, stencil #5.' by Tim Holtz.
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits Dies 'Mixed Media 2'. Marianne Design Emb.folder & Dieset (hexagons) 'DF3404 - Chickenwire'.
Essentials/Adhesives: 3D foam/mosegummi. Scor-Pal Scor-Tape Double Sided Adhesive, strong high tack (5 inch x 27yards wich is amazing value at Blitsy). Rangers Glossy accents. Indigoblu IndigoBlu 'Megaflake Chocolate Box' gildingflakes.

Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & Oxide inks to watercolor and distress image and papers. I used plain white cardstocks to smoosh inks on, and stencil on, to make my own papers. To heat emboss the text, I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & black Hero Arts embossingpowder.
The most fun technique is also the most messy! I rubbed gilding flakes onto strong adhesive tape, and bits went flying everywhere!  You can see the similar process on this blogpost ~ Cupcake Kitten ~ exept this one is much easier as I just covered the back of my cardfront with adhesive tape, directly behind the openings of the intricate swirly Mixed Media diecut. And then used a scrubberfoam scoochytool (also from a IndigoBlu kit) to rub off any access flakes. The result always amazes me :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blogaversary Candy!


Wow! The ticker on my blog has actually passed more than 300.000 unique visitors without me noticing! So I wanted to show my appreciation with some some sweet crafty goodies to give away ~ Dies, stamps, rhinestones, gems, charms and ribbons! 
Also my blog anniversary is coming up this summer so I will let the candy run extra long this time, giving you all plenty of time to join! ♥ ♥ ♥


most embellishes plus the muffin stamps are from Panduro Hobby.
the Marianne Design dies & stamps are: 
'Birdhouse Flowers COL1308' and 'Quill Pen & Ink COL1375'


This BlogCandy is open to all you wonderful crafty people who stop by my blog ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and while I would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win ♥
But please ~ NO Non-crafters or Candy only bloggers, that would not be fair.


I'd be very happy if you could spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link and/or photo of it, either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc.

And a BONUS! If there is more than 30 entries, I will also pick three more winners who will get a freebie digistamp each of their choice from my etsy shoppe!

Just write me a comment on this blogpost! Simple as that :)

 

  


The candy will end on July 11th. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock.

🎈 Good Luck! 🎈

Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellow & Gold Confirmation card

 
Mitt DT bidrag for Creative Fingers #147. som er sponset av Angelique med en kjempeflott stempelsett! Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være ♥

Designteamet fikk bruke fritt av hva vi allerede har av motiver, og jeg har brukt et nydelig silhouette stempel fra et av Kort & Godt flotte konfirmasjon stempelsett. Syntest det ble ekstra stilig med et tykt lag av gull embossing pulver!


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My DT inspiration for Creative Fingers challenge #147. wich is sponsored by our Angelique with a fab stampset for the lucky winner! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

The team had free choice to use any motifs we wanted on this challenge, and I have used
a beautiful silhouette stamp from Kort & Godt as my main motif. I double-heat-embossed it in gold, so it really looks very blingy and fancy ~ perfect for a teenage girls confirmation ♥

Here you can see how it looks from the side and from the back.. and further down, there is an inside view as well :)


 

I enter my center step card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Happy Little Stampers ~ May: Always AG with Dies [May 31st.]
Southern Girls ~ sparkle and shine!
[May 31st.]
The Creative Crafters #4. ~
Anything goes! [June 8th.]
 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Mai: Feiring! [31.Mai.]
Kreativ Scrapping #5. ~ Konfirmasjon [26.Mai.]
Scrap from your Heart #21. ~ Konfirmasjon [28.Mai.]
Scrap the Rainbow #1. ~ Alt er Lov! [30.Mai.] 
Scrappiness #5. ~ Minst to Dies! [14.Juni.]

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Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt CS 'M-143 Til Konfirmanten Jente', 'M-272' and 'S-142'. Tim Holtz 'Urban Chic' clingstamps from Stampers Anonymous. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Panduro Hobby CS kit 'NO Konfirmasjon 510136'.
Papers: Panduro 'Pearl yellow'. Plain white & misc.
Bazzill cardstock. Designerpaper scraps from Pion Design.
Embellishments: Ribbon from DinFantasi.no 'gold satin', and the Confirmation satin ribbon is by Panduro (I think!). Nille Memories bling gems.

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.
Embossingfolders: Anna Griffin 5x7 'Foundry'. Jennifer Ellory 5x5 'Fantastic Florals' from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine #181.
Dies: Sizzix Lori Whitlock Bigz XL Dies 'Center Step Card'. Altenew 'Rose layered die' from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #174. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'. Magnolia DooHickey's Dies 'Vintage tag'. Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Frames and Tags Coll. 'Ava CED4350' and 'Fillables Coll. 'Jewelled Heart CED21005'. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Mix and Match Cutwork Border and Corner SD435'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape).
Stencils: Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz Stencils from set 6 #33. (love) and from set 9 #16. (Harlequin).

Techniques/Mediums: Ranger Ink Sepia Archival inkpad. I used Tim Holtz 'Vintage photo' Distress Ink pad to ink through stencils, distress diecuts & papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Aladine gold embossingpowder. Mica + water spray. Tattered Angels 'Gold' glimmermist spray.