Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hello Kitty card & Blogcandy winner!


Den kjempesøte lille pusen på kortet mitt er fra Maria Medel Illustrations ♥ 
Får meg nesten til å ønske meg en katt igjen! ... Er ganske lenge siden min Tamlin gikk bort.. Sånn ca. 8 år uten katt er lenge for en som er typisk 'kattedame', men jeg hadde ham i 14 år og det ble et så stort tomrom at jeg ikke ville ta inn en ny katt. Men jeg savner absolutt å ha en liten pelsdott og kose med så det blir vel ikke lenge til en kattunge, eller en katt som trenger omplassering, får et nytt hjem ♥ 


Om du leter etter vinneren av bloggcandyen min, så er det bare å scrolle litt lengre ned :)


The cute little kitten on my card today is from Maria Medel Illustrations ♥
Creating cards with kittens always makes me want to have a cat in the house again.. almost! It's been quite a long time now since my Tamlin died. About 8 years without a cat for a typical catlady is just too long ~ but I've found it difficult to fill that void with a new cat. I definitely miss having a little furball in the house to snuggle up with though, so I believe it wont be long before some kitten, or cat in need of a forever home, get to come live with me ♥

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MMedelIllustrations

 
Now then, you might be here to see if you're my recent Blogaversary winner! Thaks for joining in ♥ I used the online random.org to pick ~ and it is lucky number 7! Lets have three cheers for..


Congratulations! ♥ Please email me at tindaloo at hotmail dot com with your address, and if u can also mention you're a BlogCandy winner in the headline topic so it won't get missed :)

There were not as many entries as I'd hoped, so no bonus winners this time around, but there's always another blogcandy not far off ~ I can actually promise a big one in a couple of months as there is a major event in my life coming up soon :)
 Cat Face on LG G5..
I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Stamp Monday ~ Summer Fun!
[July 16th.]
CraftyCatz #425. ~
Anything goes / Summertime [July 19th.]
Penny's Paper Crafty #388. ~ Anything Goes (2nd.entry)[July 17th.]  
Card Mania #106. ~ Anything goes! [July 30th.]
Creative Craft Cottage #109. ~ Wonderful Time of Year ~ Summer! [August 3rd.]
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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Papirlosjen #07-08. ~ Alt er lov! [31. August.]
Scrap from your heart #23. ~ Alt er lov [28. Juli.]
Scrappelyst ~ Juli: Alt er lov [30. Juli.]
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Stamps/Images: M. Medel Illustrations 'Kitties digital stamp bundle'. Hero Arts 'My monthly Hero March 2018 kit' stamps, and 'I Love My Cat CL135' clearstampset.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock, misc. scrap papers. DoCrafts 'Pampered Pets' 12x12 paperpack. Panduro Hobby 'Circus' 12x12 pp. Best Creations inc. silver glitter cardstock. Prima marketing inc. journaling bloc-notes.
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: Hero Arts 'My monthly Hero March 2018 kit' hello die. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 4 S4190'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches 'Stitched Hills and Clouds CED1495'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'QK Dog RS-0712'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. Sookwang strong adhesive doublesided scor-tape. Rangers Glossy accents. Tonic Studios Nuvo glitterdrops 'white blizzard'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, oxide inkpads to watercolor and distress image and papers. And also some Pebbles inc. 'Classic Earthtone chalks'.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

You were born to SHINE!


Rick St.Dennis er vår fantastiske sponsor denne utfordringen hos Creative Fingers #150., og mitt DT bidrag er et kort med en av hans nydelige digistempel damer ~ TimBukTu
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :) 

Vinneren av blogcandyen min trekkes iløpet av helga, så om du har vært med på den, så du får sjekke innom senere og se om du blir den heldige :) 

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


My DT card for challenge #150. over at Creative Fingers is showcasing this gorgeous digistamp lady ~ TimBukTu ~ from our generous sponsor Rick St.Dennis. 
As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

And if you're here looking to see if you won my recent blogcandy, it is coming up sometime this weekend :)
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https://rick1949.zibbet.com/shop
~ Rick's fans FBgroup ~


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #85. ~ Always Anything Goes [July 14th.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ July: Anything Goes with Dies!
[July 31st.]
Southern Girls #187. ~
Tic Tac Toe ~ Bling, Diecut, Ink! [July 25th.]
Penny's Paper Crafty #388. ~ Anything Goes [July 17th.]  
QKR Stampede #304. ~ Anything Goes [July 19th.]
Love to Scrap LTSCB #111. ~ Anything goes [July 31st.]
Scrapy Land #93. ~ Always AG w. Die Brand SL sells! see below [July 15th.]
Retarte #125. ~ Anything goes! [Aug. 20th.]
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Stamps/Images: Rick St. Dennis digistamp 'TimBukTu 2015'. Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps clearstamp sets - 'Brighten your Day', 'Blossoming Birdcage' and 'Chase your Dreams'. All Night Media 'Dragonfly' rubberstamp.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. No designerpapers this time!
Embellishments: Panduro Hobby pink mix sequins.
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', and an inverted corner punch. Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Hero Arts 'MMH December 2017 Arabian Nights kit' stencil. Die-cutting Essentials magazine feb.2016 Special Edition embossingfolder.
Dies: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson 'Festive Frames 2018 - Eve CED3151' and 'Frames and Tags Collection - Sophia CED4346'. Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 5PK 'This & That - Charming by Echo Park'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Fleur De Lis Squares' die.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. 3D foam/mosegummi. Double sided tape, regular & high-tack red-liner tape. Rangers Glossy accents.
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. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Rangers ink clear embossingpowder. The inksprays used are a Tsukineko walnut ink 'cherry blossom' spray, and a blue one that I made out of misc  distress inks, mostly 'salty ocean' + water + Ranger ink Perfect Pearls powder.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Choose your own adventure..

 
Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #149., og det nydelige hovedmotivet er fra vår sponsor LeAnn's World 101. 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 :) 

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


My DT card for this fortnights challenge #149. at Creative Fingers has a beautiful oldfashioned (medieval princess?) motif from our generous sponsor LeAnn's World 101. 

I was inspired by this Panduro paper with a background that has a vintage  carnivale / circus motif, and I painted 'Raina' in the same colors. I absolutely love using pretty papers as cardbases, and coordinate watercolors for the motifs, it makes creating a card so much easier! .. Usually when I color a motif and then go looking for papers to fit, I end up spending an hour just to find the 'perfect' match ;) 

As always Creative Fingers is having an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥ 
..And please check out my blogcandy & consider joining if u haven't already!
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https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/LeAnnsWorld101

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
LeAnn's World 101. #3. ~ Anything goes [June 30th.]
Creative Moments #147. ~ Always AG
[July 9th.]
Inspiration Destination #153. ~
Always AG [July 3rd.] closing!
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything goes [July 3rd.]  
Digi Choosday ch. #wk.26. ~ Anything goes [July 3rd.]
Crafts Galore Encore ~ June: Always AG [June 30th.]
Crafty Girls Creations #48. ~ Always AG (entry#2.)[June 30th.]
Aud Sentiments ch. #206. ~ AG + Sentiment! [July 3rd.]
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EDIT: I was named in the Top 3 at LeAnn's World 101! And also at Creative Moments! And such a wonderful surprise ~ I won a 3 digi prize from Polkadoodles at Digi Choosday challenge blog! Will have fun picking out some sweet images there :) Thank you so much everyone ♥
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Stamps/Images: LeAnn's World 101. 'Raina' digistamp. Viva Las Vegas Stamps VLVS 'Choose Your Own Adventure', 'Double Coffee Rings' & 'Smear Smudge' rubberstamps.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Panduro Hobby 12x12 paperpad 'Circus'. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #178. (June 2018) bonus papers, flowers cutouts.

Embellishments: Panduro adhesive pink pearl bling.
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.
Dies: Pierced nesting square die set by '?' company.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Tonic tacky glue. Double sided tape. 
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.

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 :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

😎 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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https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/goebie

🍄 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] checked july 14th.
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.