Saturday, May 18, 2019

Confirmation Easel Card & BlogCandy Winner!

En tid tilbake ble jeg ble spurt om å lage et konfirmasjonskort for en gutt som er glad i biler, ATV, moped ~ ting som sier vrooom! altså :) Jeg spør alltid etter hobbyer og favoritt farger, spesielt når jeg ikke kjenner mottageren. Også om det skal være plass for et gavekort eller penger, og det er det her. Jeg fikk flere foto av gutten fra han var liten, og brukte et baby foto som hoved motiv, etter å ha redigert ut en litt rotete bakgrunn - ikke at de hadde det rotete altså! Nei, det passet bare ikke med stoler og kjøkken innredning liksom.. Fant papirer i blå og bruntoner og stempler som passet. Å bruke deres egne bilder og interesser gir kortet en spesiell betydning, og slår alltid godt an ♥

Om du titter her etter vinneren av bloggcandyen.. så rull litt lengre ned :)

 ~ Good luck or Congratulations/Felicitations on the Confirmation ~


I was asked to make this card for a young boys confirmation day a while back. And whenever I get requests like this, I want to know about special hobbies/interests and favourite colors, and if the card shall have a money/giftcard pocket or not. For example, this boys interests are music and things that go vrooom! Colors were browns and blues. I got several photos of him as a child, wich I printed out on watercolor paper. A baby photo was edited to remove the 'noisy' background, and used as the main image. Using their own images gives it a special meaning for the giver and the recipient ♥

Now.. You were perhaps looking for the Birdy BlogCandy winner? Look no further! The winner is chosen via inlinkz to be #2. ..wich is... 

 Congratulations! ♥ I will send an email to you shortly.

Thank you so much everyone for entering! Unfortunately no other winners as there were so few entries, but I will have another sweet blogcandy up next week! Do try your luck again then :)

I wish to enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Word Art Wednesdays #386-387. ~ AG w. Sentiment (entry#2.)[May 22nd.]
The Male Room #111. ~ Anything Goes/Opt. origami!
[May 28th.]
Get Creative ch. #80. ~ AG/no twist
(entry#2.)[May 31st.]
The Creative Crafters #16. ~ Anything Goes (entry#2.)[June 8th.] 
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrap from your heart #33. ~ Konfirmasjon [29. mai]
Kreativ Scrapping #5. ~ Bursdag/feiring [26. mai]
Scrappelyst ~ Mai: Feiring [31. mai]
Scrappiness #5. ~ Feiring/anledninger [14. juni] 

inside and back detail

(The photos are censored out because it was a
commissioned card and I don't know the family.)

Stamps/Images: Kort og Godt Stempel S-142 (flourish confirmation text stamps). Scrappers Choice CS 'Konfirmasjon'. Staz CS 'Motor'. Stempelglede 'Grunge coll 1' (splatter stamps). North Star Stamps CS 'Grunge - listen to the music'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Button & Papers from Createwings Designs digital kit 'Everyday Snippets Issue 2 Bundle', 'Boyhood and Tomboy w. MLE Designs' & 'Now Showing minikit' printed out on cream white cardstock & the edited photos on Canson Montvale aquarelle/watercolor paper (200 g/m coldpressed) - I used the back side to have a smoother surface. 

Underneath the card >

Embellishments: Washi tapes from Panduro Hobby.
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 'Inverted Corner Punch'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: QuicKutz (now branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'QK Nesting Stars CC-5-020' die cut out on a cardstock then used as a stencil!

Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'.
< Elizabeth Craft Metal Die 'Stand Up Helpers 1-792', super die sets for helping you make your easel cards stand up neatly!
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents.

Techniques/Mediums: I used Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' & 'Tea Dye' Distress Ink pads plus sandpaper to distress images and papers. The photos were edited in Photofiltre (a free photo editing program) and I used Createwings Designs both as backgrounds and masks.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Birdy BlogCandy

[.. CLOSED & winner announced! ..]
Tweet-Tweet! Hope everybody had a lovely Easter Vacation 🐤

I feel like celebrating that spring is finally here, and my birthday was a couple weeks ago too 😊 So Its about time to give away some BlogCandy again! I have sooo much stuff I need to de-stash from my craft room, and I have found lots of duplicates when sorting through after moving house ~ there will be many RAKs throughout the year ♥

The contents of this blogcandy is as you can see in the photo, just click on it to
see it in bigger detail, but here's a better view of the washitape & clearstamp.


💠 Nellie Snellen: 'Christmas time CT004 Robin' Clearstamp.

Panduro Hobby:
💠 Washi Paper Tape 'Vintage' 5 meters. 
💠 Ribbon & Button collection 'Ethnic orange' 6 ribbons (1m), 2 chrochet ribbons (4m), 
and 12 buttons + 2 bows. 
💠 Dimensional tre (wood) stickers 'Regn' (Rain).

💠 Nille Memories: stickers of birds. And a pretty little piece of bling :)

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 ~ ONE entry each & NO Non-crafters or Candy only bloggers, that would not be fair!

The only thing I ask of you is that you spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link to my blog, feel free to use the blogcandy photo, (small one in my sidebar) either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc.

And here is 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! 
So get the word out 😊
BTW: It will be well worth checking back ~ not only to see if you won but because there will be a new blogcandy up soon after I pick the winners for this one! Either more purged items from my stash like theese ~ OR let me know in the comments if there is interest in a blogcandy with a bunch of my old but nicely used rubber/clear stamps!? Could be for example Magnolia, Elisabeth Bell, VLVS, Sugarnellie, WOJ +++


The candy will end on May 17th. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock.

🎈 Good Luck! 🎈

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Vintage card ~ in stitches!


Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #164., og det flotte motivet er fra vår sponsor Morgan's ArtWorld. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :) Holdt faktisk på å ødelegge hele kortet når jeg skulle sy rundt sirkel rammen, alt var allerede limt på frontpanelet 
O.o Papiret revnet siden tråden og nåla var for tykk, men jeg fikk det heldigvis fikset med en tynn sirkel diecut plassert oppå.. Var nok en smule klønete å starte på det rett etter en heidundrene migrene :P

Ikke glem å være med på bloggcandyen min, om du vil! Enda noen timer igjen til den avsluttes. Og jeg blir å trekke vinnern over helga :)

Så dere andre semifinalen igår? Keino 'Spirits in the sky' ~ elsker den sangen! ♥ Har bare et par 'topp' favoritter for vinner av Eurovision i år, og den andre favoritten min har vært Chingiz 'Truth' Azerbaijan, nydelig! Begge gikk videre! Ønsker dem lykke til i finalen :)

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #164. at Creative Fingers has a gorgeous girl motif from our sponsor Morgan's ArtWorld. She looked so fierce that I found a dragon background to match her smouldering eyes! I had such trouble with the stitching.. originally I stitched around the frame ~ but the paper frayed because the needle & thread was way too thick, and I thought the card was all ruined!  
O.o But I luckily fixed it with a narrow frame diecut on top to cover the mess.. Probably shouldn't have started stitching right after a humongous migraine :P 
As always Creative Fingers is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

And don't forget to enter my blogcandy! There's still a few hours left! And I will random select a winner over this weekend :)

Did you watch the second semi finale of Eurovision last night? So proud of Keino our norwegian artists with 'Spirits in the sky' ~  a fantastic song! I have only a couple top fave choices for winner this year ♥ the other is Chingiz 'Truth' Azerbaijan, awesome vocals! Both went through! Exiting too see what happens in the finale, best of luck! :)


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on](checked 25/5)
Morgan's ArtWorld Open Ch. #05. ~ Anything goes [May 27th.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Stitches!
[May 21st.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ Wk. of May 14th. ~ Always AG
! [May 21st.]
Cute Card Thursday #582. ~ Stitching! [May 22nd.]  
Tuesday Throwdown #431. ~ Frame it! [May 17th.]
Get Creative ch. #80. ~ AG/no twist [May 31st.]
The Creative Crafters #16. ~ Anything Goes [June 8th.]
Dream Valley Ch. #202. ~ Only Girls allowed! [May 25th.]
inside detail

Stamps/Images: Morgan's ArtWorld 'Cameo 14' digistamp.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. 7 Gypsies 'Gypsy Market' 6x6 paper pad.
Embellishments: Basic grey 'Hang 10' basic elements coordinating fiber ribbon. DoCrafts Paper Mania 'Shimmer Dome stickers - Gold'. Prima Marketing inc. 'Artful Collage' flowers. Panduro Hobby cream white & brown beads.
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'. ProvoCraft Silent Setter tool.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #148. 'Beautiful Rose' embossingfolder.
Dies: Crafts Too - Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots All Purpose. Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape from Stix2.

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. Viva Decor Inka Gold wax 'Gold'. I used a thick needle and my silentsetter to punch holes, then made some really bad stitching on my card! *lol*

Friday, May 10, 2019

Glow in the dark Mixed Media Tag

Jeg elsker å lage tags, eller bokmerker ~ de kan brukes til begge deler! Et lite kunstverk som er veldig moro å gi bort enten som en gave i seg selv eller sammen med en gave ♥ 

Denne ga jeg bort til ei venninne sammen med 'Q-tips boksen' og en liten blå boks.. som er 'bigger on the inside!' Jepp vi er begge glad i Doctor Who :) Du finner lenken til nederst i bloggposten. 

Det er forresten en flott liten bloggcandy du kan være med i trekning på her i bloggen! Du finner den her tilogmed 17 mai! 

front & back view of the tag

I just love creating tags, or bookmarks ~ as they can be used as both! And they ar such fun to give away either as a little artwok ~ a gift in itself, or together with another gift ♥ 

This one made it to a friend together with the mixed media Q-tips box I made a while ago, link down below in the post. And I put a tiny blue box inside the box, 'bigger on the inside'.. Yes, we're both Doctor Who fans. Happy mail! :) 

And if you want to have some happy mail from me, I have a nice little birdy blogcandy going that you can enter to win ~ up until the 17th. of May! 

I absolutely LOVE the Nuvo glowdrops!


I enter my tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Monday ~ Add Something Metallic! [May 12th.]
Creative Craft Cottage #118. ~ Use INK!
[June 3rd.]
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Ch. ~ May: AG Steampunk/Industrial
! [May 31st.]
Word Art Wednesdays #386-387. ~ AG w. Sentiment [May 22nd.]  
Through The Craft Room Door ~ May 7th ~ Always AG [May 13th.]
The Corrosive Ch. #5. ~ Always AG [June 2nd.]
Get Creative #80. ~ AG / No twist [June 3rd.]
Path of Positivity #69. ~ positive/inspirational! twist: Admiration [June 2nd.]
🖤  Mixed Media Tag Mini-tutorial 🖤

Covered the cog diecuts and tags (thick watercolor papers) with metal/aluminium tape on both sides. Then I ran them through my BigShot using some awesome embossing folders!
Just check out those two new 3D Texture Fades from Tim Holtz ♥ Used a different one from Tim H. (bottom tag) for my project, but the other two will soon be made into some Steampunk / Industrial tags as well. Love the 3D raised surface on them, much more detailed than regular embossingfolders.

Then I painted the surface with black gesso, and on some I dabbed off paint to create an even more grungy effect. I dripped black india ink on the tag and let it run down, as well as using the ink to make shadows inside the cogs. Then adding Inka Gold wax, rubbing on with my finger to the raised bumps n edges.
NB: Always take wax/mousse out of the jars with a spatula to avoid molding - fingers do contaminate, dirty water in the jar also! I've seen enough of those mould horror videos on youtube to avoid that ;)

Finally I splattered some watered down inka golds on the tag, and added my glow-in-the-dark lightbulb, cog diecuts and the encouraging sentiment. 

For more detailed photos & photos on how to do this type of mixed media, see my similar project: Mixed Media Altered Q-tips Box!
🖤 💜 🖤 💜 🖤 💜 🖤  

Stamps/Images: Visible Image 'Shining Bright' clearstamp set.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs - and also for doing mixed media tags.
Embellishments: Ribbons recycled from clothes pricetags and the-shoulder-hanging-up-ribbons - u know what I mean?
Tools: ProvoCraft Silent Setter tool and eyelets unknown.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Cuttlebug 5x7 Embossing folder by Tim Holtz 'Clockworks'.
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz dies 'Tags And Bookplates', 'Gadget Gears' & 'Gadget Gears 2'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Drywall Mesh Self-adhesive tape. Aluminium Metal Foil Self-adhesive tape. Gluedots. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Stix2). Tonic Studios Nuvo neon glowdrops 'Banana split'. Rangers Ink Glossy accents. Edding black permanent marker.

Techniques/Mediums: I used Rangers Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink pads to watercolor the lightbulb image and distress the sentiment 'Fossilized amber' & 'Black soot'. Pébéo Graphic India ink black. Royal Talens Amsterdam Black Gesso. Viva Decor Inka Gold waxes 'Platinum', 'Old Silver' & 'Silver'. I also used my heatgun to speed up the drying.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Art Deco Cards & Tag

Jeg var kjempehappy da Hero Arts lagde et klubb kit i Art Deco stil ♥ Elsker å lese bøker og se tv-serier fra den tiden. Da jeg var tenåring skrev jeg faktisk særoppgave om Agatha Christie! Forfatteren av bla. Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence :)

Det er forresten en flott liten bloggcandy du kan være med i trekning på her i bloggen! Du finner den her tilogmed 17 mai!

I was superhappy when Hero Arts released the Art Deco club kit ♥ I love reading books & watch tv-series from that era. When I was a teen I actually wrote a project essay on Agatha Christie! The author of Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence :)

And if you haven't seen it already, I have a nice little birdy blogcandy going up until the 17th. of May!
Tag front and back

I usually don't have any patience for puzzles, but I had lots of fun with paperpiecing together the awesome diecut background that came in the kit. For the tag/bookmark I used the stencil and some tonic nuvo drops to really glam it up! And some black edges for a little bit of distressed vintage look. It still counts as CAS though ~ I hope, because all that white space was really difficult to leave un-inked! ;)


I'm entering my cards & Tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on](checked 25/5)

Art Deco Black & Gold flowery card:
Jo's Scrap Shack #280. ~ Always AG! [May 10th.]
Time Out #134. ~ Playful!
[May 8th.]
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party ~
May: Flowers! [May 31st.]
Papercraft Ch. #36. ~ For Women/Girls! [May 14th.]

Art Deco Gold & Pink card:
Aud Sentiments #226. ~ Feminine + sentiment [May 15th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #63. ~ Always AG
(entry#2.)[May 30th.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ April 30th. week ch. ~
Always AG [May 6th.]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ May: Feminine and/or Sentiment! [May 31st.]

Art Deco Bookmark Tag:
A Blog Named Hero ~ April: Clean & Simple! [May 9th.]
Addicted to CAS #158. ~ Contrast! [May 11th.]
Simon Says Stamp Monday ~ TAG it! [May 6th.]
Pile It On #154. ~ Beverage! [June 1st.]

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the inside and backs of the cards

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Stamps/Images: Hero Arts february 2019 club kit ~ Art Deco themed. Creative Stamping magazine #30. 'Decorative Roses' clearstamp set. Papercraft insp magazine #123. 'Happy Day' CS.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Designerpapers from Trimcraft First Edition Paper 'Paradise Crush' 12x12 paper pad w. glitter effect.
Embellishments: ...
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat. Sizzix precicion base plate for intricate dies.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Stencil from the HA kit.
Dies: Hero Arts feb.2019 kit - Art Deco fancy die and co-ordinating stamp dies. Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz dies 'Tags And Bookplates'. Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities 'Tudor Rose Card Front' - using only the rectangle frame. Nellie Snellen Dies 'Straight Dotted Round MFD085'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) Revolution REV 0072 Circles lim ed. 4x4.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Miracle tape), and Sookwang Scor-Pal 5" tape. Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter drops 'Emerald city', 'Golden Sunset' and Jewel Drops 'Orange Marmalade'. Panduro Hobby metallic gold marker. Heat gun.

Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. blacks & greys from Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor the image to look like an old black & white photo. No waste when puzzle piecing the background diecuts together - took me a while to do, but using a wide sheet of tape behind the cardstock before cutting keeps most pieces still in the diecut, and makes for easy puzzling them together :) I used Rangers Alcohol Ink 'Flamingo' on some of the bits.