Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice!

Den nye utfordringsbloggen Anyone for Anya? er oppe og går - og den første oppgaven er altså å lage noe i stil med 'Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice'... Når jeg hører dette er det 'sukkersøt pastell' som ringer i hodet mitt! *lol* Dermed et litt utypisk kort for meg, siden jeg liker mere 'jordfarger og vintage stil'..
...Og siden jeg var så godt i gang, ble det ett til med HouseMouse også! Dette kortet syntes jeg passet til Tuesday Morning Sketches farge utfordring: #8 - lilla, grønn og kraft/mosegrønn... :) Finally it is the first challenge at the new blog Anyone for Anya? And it's a nice one - although not very 'me' in the color-department ... *lol* When I saw the theme - Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice - I immediately thought of sweets & pastel colors!

And I was so in the 'mood' when I was done with my card of Anya for the challenge, that I made one more pastel card. With one of my fave mice - Maxwell!!! This card fits Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #8 - I think! This is not after a sketch but a color challenge: eggplant, celery & kraft - But I didn't have any kraft left, so I used yucky olive instead! *lol* Stamps/Image: The Greeting Farm - Anya stamps 'Shine'. House Mouse - Feeling Rosy (Maxwell).
Paper: Panduro hobby Scrapboooking Moments - Aqua coll. papers, & some leftover scrap-papers /cardstock.
Embellishments: Flowers unknown. MM brads. My Minds Eye - Tres Jolie - Mademoiselle 'Mother' french borders (stripes + text sticker). The star-stickers are Tatty Teddy. And Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4. Cats-Eye chalk inkpad used was Blue Iris, and the images are colored with DistressInk/H2O/watercolors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sweet Kiss!

Dette stempelmotivet er fra Victoria Case - kjempeherlige designs hun lager, bare ta en titt i webshoppen hennes! :) Hun har både digitale motiv og gummistempler, som dette. Jeg har laget dette kortet etter skissen i utfordringsbloggen VC Stamp Challenges #13.This card is made after the sketch in VC Stamp Challenges #13. Victoria Case have some real sweet and cool designs, both digital and rubber! Here is her VC Stamp Shop.

The scan of the card doesn't show very well that half of the patterned blue paper is heat embossed with clear EP. Also this time I've put away my watercolors and used LePlume markers - on plain paper! Works fine when I want a more intense coloring :)

Stamps/Image: Victoria Case - Steal a kiss. Magnolia - Tildas fåglar (Tildas birds). Inkadinkado - Bohemian flourishes.
Paper: Bazzill cardstock. K&C - Brenda Walton - mira indigo word swirl. And a green scrap-paper..
Embellishments: Prima flowers, BasicGrey brads. Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Labels 4. + Cats Eye Chalk ink.. And again, it doesn't show in the scan, but the image 'stands out' with 3D tape.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

BlogCandy Winners! :) 1-2-3-4!

Should have known to add a longer deadline, not many has signed up to get theese goodies *lol* ;) But the more chances for the ones who did! And since no one had given the same answers, I didn't need to 'choose away' any of you, like the last time I had a blogcandy - now that was a really difficult task! :)
I actually used 5 hours and 25 minutes on my new blog background & header, there were some html to be fixed as well... And I'm not too bright about theese gadgets *lol*

Ta-da!... Chrisd was the closest with 5 hours, yippi!
and... Kari & Kristin came up 2nd and 3rd! hurra!

Wishing I could send to all of u (but not having enough ink nor paper ;) - I have randomly picked one more to get stampmotifs from me!!!
And her name is... JanJ!

Can all the lucky winners send me your name & adresses in an email to: tindaloo @ (just remove the spaces)
Please mention BlogCandy in the subject line & Let me know if you'd prefer regular thick paper instead of aquarelle, in case u only color with copics! :)
Thanks for playing!!! *hugz*

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Zero Embellishments!

Denne ukens utfordring hos ABC er rett og slett å bruke ingen pynteting på kortet - og det er absolutt ikke lett! Jeg har sååå mange fine blomster og annet stæsj.. men jeg brukte en nydelig hjørne-puncher isteden for å 'style' det opp litt :)This week Z is for Zero Embellishments on the ABC challenge blog. That's just as challenging, if not more, than my previous post!!! But here it is, no flowers, no ribbons, nothing but ink and paper :)

Stamps/Image: Papilio - Ole's lille lam (Oles little lamb) and I've used a text stamp from Stempelhobby/Kin Flicks (no longer in business) plate 'Venn 1' by Ksenia - and it reads: 'To a good friend'.
Paper: Bazzill cardstocks, K&Company - Blue Awning blue swirl floral.
Embellishments: None!
But I've used lots of ink, Spellbinder Nestabilities - Oval classic Scallop Large S4111, and an EK success corner puncher.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sukkersött #2

Sukkersött bloggen har 1-års jubileum og kjempemasse premier og utfordringer :) Jeg har også prøvd meg, på #2 og 3 iallefall... #1. som er å brette et kort eller eske på en spesiell måte må jeg fundere mere på... Men fristen går ut i kveld, så jeg legger dem inn nå!

Utfordring #2. Oppgaven er denne: "Lag et enkelt kort i en minimalistisk stil. Maks 2 mønsterark, maks 2 stempeltrykk, maks 2 pyntesaker."
Det var vanskeligere enn jeg trodde faktisk! Det ble lixom enten eller - enten masse stæsj på, eller så ble det veldig minimalistisk kort.. Ingen trykk, bare bazzill, et bilde, to sommerfugler og en rubon! The Norwegian challengeblog Sukkersött, have a very difficult anniversary-challenge #2... To only use maximum: 2 patterned papers, 2 stamped images, and 2 embellies... It sounds easy enough, and I must say I struggled with this one, but I ended up with a very minimalistic card in the end. The orchid-card is the one I'm entering in the challenge. :)

I also made this, an Orangutang card wich reads something like: If you had been here, you would get a real bear-hug!
Stamps/Image: The photos of the orchid and orangutang are taken by me at the Palomitos Park/Zoo on Gran Canaria. Texts are a rubon from Ett Trykk, & Scrapmagasinet plate 27B.
Paper: Bazzill cardstocks, some scrap-paper, and Basic Grey - Stella Ruby 'Shopping with Dorothy'.
Embellishments: Butterflies from 'A-stickers - Accessorize/Monsoon'. Brads by BasicGrey. The die used on the orchid, is Spellbinder Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Circle Large S4115. I've also used sandpaper.

Sukkersött #3

Utfordring #3. "Lag ditt fineste kort, i en stil som definerer deg som kortlager, eller med ting du har dilla på for øyeblikket."

Min egen stil.. Vet ikke helt om jeg har én stil? Men jeg har fått hørt at den er litt rustikk, vintage i kantene, og det kan vel stemme - cat's eye putene mine er den tingen som er oftest blir oppbrukt! Min magnolia bryllups-swirl, Primablomster og spellbinders-dies er i bruk på så og si alle kort for tiden... Og jeg vet ikke om dette er det fineste kortet mitt, men jeg ble iallefall kjempefornøyd! Dette er et kort til ei gammel tante :)
The Norwegian challengeblog Sukkersött, who has their 1-year Anniversary, have set a great challenge #3. To make your finest card, in your own style, or with your latest fave scrap-items.. And I think this represent my style & passion for my magnolia-swirly-stamp, nestabilities, and prima-flowers ;)

Stamps/Image: Kreativ Hobby - Bestemor Troll. Magnolia - BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup. The txt is from Scrapmagasinet plate 27B (congratulations on your day).
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, and Panduro kraft paper. The green and burgundy papers from Basic Grey 6x6 'Infuse' & 'Sugared' paperpads.
Embellishments: The flower is from Prima. The dies used are Spellbinder Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles S5006, QuicKutz - RS-0400 heart mini (with bronze glimmermist on!), and I think it's the Studio alphabet-numbers I used :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time for a change ~ BlogCandy!

This Candy is now Closed!!!
I'll announce the three winners shortly in a new entry :)
...Got a little bored with my blog lately, so I've refreshed my blog header and background - and I'm no digital-wiz, so that took some doing! - U like??
..I used the free version of 'Photofiltre' - a great program wich I'm quite addicted to, my trusty epson scanner, and I would be lost without old 'Paint' in windows as well :)
..And I thought some candy would be nice!!!

The PopQuiz: Guess how long (hours/minutes) it took me to make the background & header, and to get it up & running on the blog??? If many has the same correct answer, there will be random-picking between them (

If you want you can add me to your candybar or mention my candy on your blog.
You are free to follow my blog too - but only if you want to :) ...I've finally added the follow me-gadget, after some consideration, the blog is already way too packed with gizmos of many kinds *lol*

To celebrate the soon to be 5000 hits on my blog, I will pick one lucky person who will get the candy on this photo!!! :) The two stamps are new & unmounted, and made by Kreativ Hobby in Norway: Trollkids/Trollunger & Knight/Ridder.

And there is even more Candy! I'll pick out two lucky girls (or guys) who each gets a sweet surprise of:
(= permanent stamped images on aquarelle paper - but if you want regular paper instead, I can fix that too)

So just answer me the popquiz, and there are three chances u could win some candy!!!
...The blogcandy's will run until the 9th of August - 9:00PM / 21:00 my time (check the clock on my blog!) And I will ship all over the world :)

PS: The hellokitty-image is only a cute candy-pic, has nothing to do with the blogcandys! What kind of stamp-motifs is a Secret, i only say - they are sweet ;)