Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hippety Hoppity ~ Easter is on it's way!

Nå er det snart påske, og det betyr ikke bare snop og kos ~ men også bursdagen min ~ fyller 36 den 5' april, og da blir det bloggcandy her på bloggen, med masser av flotte stempel! Så jeg håper du kommer innom da også :)
Easter is on it's way, along with my birthday on the 5th ~ wich also means some yummy stamp candy on my blog! So I hope you'll swing by then and help me celebrate! :)

I enter my card in theese Challenges;
A day for Daisies #39. ~ Shades of Blue!
CDAC forums Progressive Challenge #14. ~ Basket or Bunnies! (=cdacpc14)
Clear it Out ~ Easter theme & use up pastel papers! 
Fab 'n' Funky #114. ~ Easter!
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes!

inside & back detail

Stamps/Images: Digistamps from A day for Daisies 'Cuties in Costumes - Bunny for Halloween' (I cut away the pumpkin basket), and 'My little Toys' CDACPC14 freebie. Journaling paper is a digi from Magnolia rubberstamp 'påsk fjädrar', 'tyg rosor', 'trollgräs', påske egg med tag'. hÄnglar og stÄnglar 'God påske' text stamps (=Happy Easter) & small flower retro stamps. Whiff of Joy 'Strawberry Girl - Norma Frickel', & 'Chickie and easter basket - Elisabeth Bell'.
Papers: Bazzill dotted swizz & Making Memories cardstock. Misc scrap paper bits ~ mostly out of the Tim Holtz vintage shabby paperstack, and Panduro Hobby Circus paperstack.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals Large' & 'Labels 8'. Cuttlebug A2 Embossing folder Divine Swirl. Notabene adhesive pearl. Unknown green ribbon, the blue is from Europris. CES - Crafty Emmas Store 'Curly Gardenia paper flower aqua blue'. EK success inverted corner punch. Images is watercolored with Distress Inks & twinkeling H2O's. Inside & back colored with Marvy LePlume markers & misc. crayons. All edges also distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vintage Teddy Card & American Idol ramblings..

Ei venninne av søstra mi bestillte et kort hos meg, og hun plukket selv ut stempler og farger hun ville ha på det, så hadde jeg moro med å male og få alt til å passe sammen ~ tror jeg har fått det maskulint nok til en voksen mann? :)

.. *Sukk* Jeg sitter her og kan knapt konsentrere meg om å blogge jeg... Blir rent mo i knærne av den stemmen til James Durbin! Fikk ei cd-plate i posten idag, fra Amazon ~ 'Memories of a beautiful disaster' debut plata, er super fornøyd med den ~ passer perfekt inn i min musikksmak! Har også Cd'n 'American Idol Season 10 highlights' ~ James var min topp favoritt ifjor, sammen med Paul McDonald og Lauren Aleina. Hør Paul's sang med kjæresten Nikki Reed på YouTube ~ Now that I've found you! Vakkert... Også Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams og Scotty McCreery (som vant), var favoritter.. og jeg kommer sikkert til å kjøpe musikk fra dem også etterhvert ~ Men James skulle absolutt ha vunnet! 

This is a card a friend of my sister comissioned ~ a boat, teddy and the other stamps shown was picked by her, as well as the color scheme, and I had free hands to put it all together! It was very fun to make it all match and I hope she will like it and her friend to receive it! :)

I'm supposed to blog about this card, but I keep getting sidetracked by the cd that's playing in the background, wich I got in the mail today. Check out to listen for yourself! (music player) And getting a little sentimental I got stuck on YouTube for a while, searching & listening for old videos... James was my absolute fave in American Idol last year, so ofcourse I had to get his debut album Paul McDonald, Lauren Aleina, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams & Scotty McCreery were also amazing, and I followed them all the way. Many hours spent watching Idol, oh yes!

Durbin's version of 'Uprising' on Am.Idol was even better than the original by Muse! And when he sang 'While my guitar gently weeps' it was beautiful!... I'll never forget it. (This video is when he was on Ellen show after voted off). Here he is in Metal Heaven together with Judas Priest!!!

My fave Paul song was Maggie May (Rod Stewart) & this new one where he sing with his girlfriend Nikki Reed 'Now that I've found you' just melt my heart completely...
Haley's 'House of the Rising Sun' & 'I who have nothing' (++)... AMAZING! I get chills .. Casey & Haley together on was Da Bomb! Check out this jazz duet they do 'Moaning' ~ all velvet and growls! Here is my fave Casey performances 'Harder to breathe' & 'Georgia on my mind' so much SOUL! And how cool is this duet with Jack Black!!! Fat bottom girls!
 Also listen to Laurens angel voice on 'Like my mother does' musicvideo wich she also did on Am.Idol. And her new song 'Georgia Peaches' from her debut! Scotty is the cutest, my mums top fave ofcourse, country all the way *lol* I love country too and he's just awesome in theese new musicvideos 'I love you this big' here & 'the trouble with girls'... but James still should've won in my opinion! ;) Well, I think that's just about enough ramblings on last years Idol.. just had to get it out there! And now I have a list of fave videos to go back and listen to whenever I want *lol*

Finally.. I'm entering my card at:

Detail from the inside

Stamps/Images: DoCrafts - Daisy & Dandelion Stamps 'Bubbles & Squeak'. Clear Dollar Stamps 'Sails, Subs, and Tugs'. Lili of the Valley Ltd 'CS set21 Grunge corners'. Kreativ Hobby text stamps 'Gratulerer' (=Gratulations), 'Tro, håp & Kjærlighet' (=Faith, Hope & Love), and the stitched heart also from K.Hobby. Magnolia 'En hög med hjärtan'. DoCrafts - Forever Friends 'the Good life' clearstamp coll. (the fish).
Bazzill cardstock & kraft scrap paper.
DCWV Rockstar 12x12 Paper stack. Bo Bunny 'Timepiece dot'.
Embellishments/Tools: Tim Holtz Ideaology Film strip ribbon. 7 Gypsies brads in a tin assorted metal. QuicKutz REV-0024 flourish antique. Nille Memories green rhinestone stickers, & Ribbons FOT844. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'. EK success inverted corner punch. The images is watercolored with Distress Inks  & twinkeling H2O's. And all edges also distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stop & Smell the (Sun)Flowers!

Lengter etter vår og sommer nå ~ så det ble friske og varme farger på kortet mitt idag! Solsikker er favorittblomsten min, kansje jeg skal plante noen iår.. Flere år siden sist jeg hadde solsikker i hagen! Lurer på når man kan så dem her i nord-norge, eller kansje jeg kan kjøpe 'ferdige' planter og sette ned? :)

I'm longing for spring & summer today ~ so my card turned out in bright n warm colors :) Outside it's cold & loads of snow still!

I'm entering my card at:
CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge #13. ~ Spring is coming.
Digital Tuesday #151. ~ Think Spring!
Simon Says ch. blog ~ A bit o' Green!
Sir Stampalot's March challenge ~ Take Inspiration! 
(the swirls, been a long time since I used this great die!)
Paper Creations Ink #20. ~ Spring is in the air! (second entry).

Detail from the inside

Stamps/Images: Charmed cards and crafts UK - Let it Shine bundle digital image. CDACPC13 digi freebies from Glitterbabe 'just a flower' & Crafting With Jack 'Butterfly 4'. - vector bloomified digital titles. IndigoBlu Rubber Stamps - Sarahs Choice 10961 set.
Bazzill & MM cardstocks.
DCWV - the Green stack paper.
Embellishments/Tools: QuicKutz REV-0024 flourish antique. RS-0787 Love. Doodlebug brads. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles' S5006. Tim Holtz® Texture Fades Embossing Folders A2 - Springtime Background & Borders set. The images is painted with Distress Inks & twinkeling H2O's.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Drink Me! ... Winebottle Tags

Jeg er helt i ekstase idag ~ Tim Holtz' nye bok Compendium II kom i posten, med autograf og hilsning (sikkert en standard, men alikevel!) 
"Hilde ~ Stay curious.." *dåne* Fra Kongen selv Neste T.Holtz tingen jeg kommer til å gå til anskaffelse av er diesen hans med Tag'en, det holder ikke å klippe ut selv - får aldri hjørnene helt like..

Venter også på pakke fra Simon Says med alle 37 nye Distress Markers som vist frem på CHA messen i USA ~ brukte opp de $50 jeg vant i februar for A Whimsy Home kortet mitt ++ Gjett om jeg gleder meg til å ta de i bruk! Se en av Tim Holtz demoer hos ScrapTime! Fant samtidig en utrolig kunstner på YouTube ~ Brett Weldele, som bruker Distress ink til å male bilder med ~ fantastisk!

Men her er altså et par tags jeg lagde for en stund siden, den ene for å ha på bursdagsgaven til yngste broren min, Kevin. Ser kjempegod ut denne vinflaska, og veldig kult med Alex Rosé(n) vin ;)

I am in heaven today, as my copy of Tim holtz Compendium II book arrived in the mail ~ signed & delivered by the King himself With a sweet note "Hilde ~ stay curious.." standard quote I'm sure, but nevertheless ~ My preciousss! ;)

Can't wait to get my Distress Markers & start using them ~ used up my winnings at Simon Says Superstore (Whimsy Home card) on a pre-order, mid to late march they start shipping! Hope it won't get held up too long in customs ~ just check out the possibilities in ScrapTime's Tim holtz CHA Demo, and also the amazing comicbook artist Brett Weldele's awesomeness with Distress inks, markers & stains!!! Hmmm... I will be needing some more stains soon too!..
 Showing my tags off on this cool Alex Rosén bottle of wine that I got for my youngest brother Kevin's birthday ~ but he'll receive it a little past due, as he never comes to visit (and to hang up my lighting fixtures) so Happy UnBirthday to him! ;)

I'm entering my tags at theese challenges:
Craft Room this fortnight ~ Shabby Vintage.
Craft Your Passion 100th challenge ~ Anything Goes!
Divas By Design #25. ~ Favourite Things My Distress Inks ofcourse!
Shopping Our Stash #42. ~ Embossing or Meljens.
Simon Says stamp & Show ch. blog ~ Bottle it up!

Stamps/Images: The GreetingFarm 'Wonderland' rubberstamp set. Making Memories clearstamp journaling. Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup' rubberstamp. Texts made in Windows Paint (using My Own Topher & Unnamed Melody Fonts). Images copied from an old book 'Alice i eventyrland / Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.
Bazzill cardstock.
Tags base made of regular cardboard, cut out as 6 x 3 inches. Graphic 45 'Halloween in wonderland tags' & 'Halloween in wonderland borders'.
Embellishments/Tools: Faux Suede & Velvet green ribbon from Panduro hobby. Other ribbon & rope is recycled items from hangingtags in clothes. Kremmerhuset washi tape 'Daily Like'. Tim Holtz® Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Clockworks', and Texture Fades 'Clock'. 
I have heatembossed the TGF stamps with transparent embossing powder. Glazed over areas with Glossy Accents, as well as used a distressing tool, sandpaper & T.Holtz distress inks 'Vintage Photo', 'Walnut Stain' to create a worn look. Marvy LePlume markers to color in some details.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Birthday Calendar

Det kan ikke bli bedre ~ å sitte og fargelegge ett stempel av meg selv! :) Jeg er ganske lita på dette bildet, tre eller fire år kansje (se lengre ned i posten) og jeg fikk Tammy S. Thompson, A day for Daisies til å lage dette digistemplet for meg. Ba om en liten pus i tillegg til å fjerne granbuska, ellers hadde hun frie hender ~ og se det flotte resultatet!


I got the amazing artist behind A day for Daisies, Tammy S. Thompson ~ to create this digital stamp from my photo below ~ myself as a little girl. I only asked that she got rid of the trees and added a kitten, and look at the gorgeous result! :) In this previous post I'm showing the other custom digistamp she made for me ~ Hilde's Garden
The idea for this birthday calendar I got reading the norwegian magazine 'Ett Trykk' #6. 2011, and a calendar made by Kristine. Check it out at her blog ~ I had this Papirdesign calendar paper but didn't know what to make with it! ~ tusen takk! :)

I'm entering my Birthday Calendar booklet at:
A day for Daisies #38. ~ Dress it up with Gingham!
Cute Card Thursday #206. ~ Signs of Spring.
Divas by Design #24. ~ Spots and/or Stripes. 
Joanna Sheen's March Challenge ~ Spring is in the air.
Paper Crafting Journey PJC #4 ~ Anything Goes + made with Papers!
Paper Creations Ink #20. ~ also Spring is in the air!
Pile it on #10. ~ Are we seeing Spots or Stripes or both?
Simon Says ch. blog ~ Anything Goes (second entry).
Southern girls Challenge #39. ~ Show us a Secret! 
(the very first showing of this digistamp! & 'secret' journaling pocket in the back).
The Poodles Parlour ~ Birthday challenge.
EDIT: I got TOP PICK at the Southern Girls!

Stamps/Images: A day for Daisies 'Sweet Hilde with kitten' (digi custom stamp made from this photo). And also ADFD 'small things' digistamp (used the bees & snail).
Bazzill cardstock. Cardboard kraft paper. 'Bursdagskalender'.
Making Memories Paperie 'Rouge' spiral journaling book. DCWV paper from the 'Once upon a time' collection + other scrap papers.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Scrapworks tailored tabs 'tb 117 sherbet tabs'. Gingham ribbon unknown, lace from a fabric store, and the pink cotton thread is also unknown. Imaginisce Baby powder coll. 'flower brads - dark pink'. Notabene rhinestone wings. KaiserCraft rhinestone 'hot pink' mixed flowers. Brads on the back and inside the booklet is from Making Memories. Panduro Hobby waxed linen thread. Kremmerhuset washi tape 'Daily Like'.
  The image is painted with Distress Inks & twinkeling H2O's. Edges and the kraft paper is distressed using Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' + 'Walnut Stain' Distress ink, as well as Cats Eye chalk & a distressing tool.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hippie Card!

Kjempestilig hippie-jente fra Tickled Pink ~ bare så synd at det er aller siste utfordring hos denne bloggen, har nettopp kjøpt flere digi stempler derfra :)

I luv the Lil' Lolita & Lads stamps ~ this is a supercute hippie chick! Just too bad this is the last challenge at their blog, as I have just bought lots of cute digistamps from Tickled Pink! ;)

I'm entering my card at:
Simon Says ch. blog ~ Anything Goes.
Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #57. ~ Use a Lolita stamp!
Truly Madly Crafty February Challenge ~ Ribbons & Bling.

Stamps/Images: Tickled Pink Rubber Stamp ~ Lil' Lolita '60's Hippie Willow'.
Bazzill cardstock, and Nille Memories 'Reise og Ferie FOT832'
Embellishments/Tools: Panduro Hobby green velvet ribbon. Hero Arts 'green & red' gemstones. My Minds Eye ~ Bohemia 'Barefoot' gold gems. Nille Memories green rhinestone stickers. MM brads & Bazzill Bling Blossom/Buds. The image is painted with Distress Inks & twinkeling H2O's.