Saturday, December 28, 2013

the Roaring 20's!

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her". ~ Agatha Christie Quote.
Elsker å lese Agatha Christie ~ eller se filmer og serier ~ fra 1920, '30 og '40 tallet, art deco, arkeologi, kvinnefrigjøring, lovløshet og individualitet på fremmarsj! ;)

Var vel i 12-års alderen da jeg skrev særoppgave om A.Christie, og omtrent samtidig hadde jeg et kjempecrush på Indiana Jones *sukk* ...husker dere forresten serien Unge Indiana Jones?

"Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory."
~ Indy Quote from Temple Of Doom. 

Ble spesiellt fornøyd med dette julekortet, er en helt nydelig digi jeg fikk å arbeide med fra Lacy Sunshine! Sponsor i denne ukas utfordring hos Creative Fingers. ~ Lag akkurat hva du vil for #17. om du vil være med!
Og ikke glem bloggcandyen min med nydelige Gorjuss stempler å vinne! :)
"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing". ~ Agatha Christie Quote.
~ New Years ~ the Magic of Christmas ~

Whoopee! I LOVE reading Agatha Christie novels, as well as movies and tv-series from the 1920s 30s and 40s ~ archeology, womens liberation & individuality was the bees-knees back then! :) Just think of Egypt in the 20s! The discovery of Tutankhamons toomb.. the valley of the kings and the wonders of the pyramids as they were mostly untouched by tourists... Gangsters and bootleggers. The Wizard of OZ!

Think I was about 12 years old when I wrote a special school project about A.Christie. And I remember my big crush on Indiana Jones *sigh* I wanted to BE an archeologist.. or writer.. Do you remember the tv-series of young Indy? Ab-so-lute-ly LOVED it!
Isn't '1920s Winter Elizabeth' a swanky dame? Can you imagine the tiny 'flapper' dress underneath her coat? :) Lacy Sunshine has some really nice digis, and she's our sponsor this week at Creative Fingers Challenge blog! #17. ~ Always Anything Goes! 

And by the way, I got GORJUSS BlogCandy if you want to join in! No rules :)

inside detail

I enter my card into theese cool Challenges:
613 Avenue Create #51. ~ Anything Goes! [Dec.29th. 
Card and Scrap #66. ~ Jul..lag hva du vil! [28.Desember
That Craft Place ~
Anything Goes! [Jan.4th.]  
#105. ~ Anything Goes! [Jan.9th.]  
Party Time Tuesdays #152. ~ Anything Goes! [Dec.31st.]  

Stamps/Images: Lacy Sunshine '1920s Winter Lizabeth'. Text & decorative stamps from North Star Stamps. Kreativ Hobby. Lazar StudioWERX. Magnolia. Journalnote inside is a digi-stamp from Scrappers Delights 'sentiment-tag-1a'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Reuse of giftwrapping paper in gold.
Embellishments: Washitape from Panduro Hobby 'Snöstjärnor'. Doodlebug brads. Washi tape from Nille Memories.
Tools/Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019', 'Labels One - s4161', and 'Petite Ovals Large'. Die-Versions - Sweet Petites 'Bells' DVP-042-2. QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts A2 Embossing Folder 'Beads', QK REV-0071 'Adornments lim ed'. Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Die 'Tags And Bookplates'. Paper Mania emb.folders - Little Cake Shoppe (Tasty Trims 4PCS).
Techniques: I used Canson Aquarelle paper, & colored the image with Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers + pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. I used Ranger ink Archival Jumbo pad for the stamping.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

a Mistletoe Kiss ♥

Jeg er så utrolig heldig å være med på et kjempekoselig design-team hos Creative Fingers utfordringsblogg, med flotte sponsorer, som Delicious Doodles ~ som jeg har laget et jule-kort til i denne bloggposten hos CF :)

For å feire så har jeg en julegave-bloggcandy til to av dere! Alle kan være med, bare legg igjen en kommentar i dette innlegget: Merry Christmas... :)

I'm feeling oh so lucky to have become a DT with the supernice ladies over at Creative Fingers' Challengeblog! Were there is such awesome sponsors, like Delicious Doodles, whom I've made this christmas-thankyou-card for. Take a look at the great creations in this blogpost at CF :)

To celebrate, I've got a couple of xmas-blogcandies for two of you! Just leave me a comment on this post: Merry Christmas... All is welcome, worldwide :)
inside of card

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [ends on]
A little bit crafty ~ Christmas Cheer! [Dec.28th.]
Divas by Design ~ Anything Goes. [Jan.7th.]
the Pink Elephant #231. ~ Anything Goes!
Pile It On #48. ~ P is for ~ Paint dabber & Patterned Paper! [Jan.4th.

Live & Love Crafts #18. ~ Stardust! [Dec.31st.]

Stamps/Images: Delicious Doodles digistamp 'Misteltoe Kiss'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc 'Funky Holidays'. Kort og Godt 'Julestempler S-198'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. K&Co. LLC - Tim Coffey 'Christmas Snowflakes' glitter paper. Nille christmas DP.
Embellishments: Washi tape from Nille Memories. Panduro Hobby brads 'Winter'. Unknown ribbon. 
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'. Spellbinders emb.folder M-bossabilities 'Winter Wonders EL-013-2'. Sizzix On the Edge Die 'Iron Gate' by Tim Holtz. QuicKutz - Lifestyle Crafts 'Deck the Halls' Exclusive Set (gingerbread cookies), QK 'Mouse' RS-0014 and QK 'Snowflake' RS-0386.
I used Canson Aquarelle paper, & colored the image with Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers + pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. And on the snowflake I have added white Ranger Adirondack acrylic paint dabber to get a snow-effect, wich ofcourse doesn't show up on the photos *lol*.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!

Det har ikke gått meg hus forbi at det har vært over 40.000+ klikk på bloggen min! Takk for titten folkens! ♥ Og jeg har vært så heldig å bli en del av utfordringsbloggen Creative Fingers Design Team ~ ja dette må vel feires! Tenkte jeg skulle gjøre som nissen og gi bort to Gorjuss gummistempler til noen som har vært snill i år ;) Altså TO vinnere! (Førstemann trukket får velge hvilket stempel hun/han vil ha) 

Denne bloggcandyen er åpen for alle ~ enten du har blogg eller ei, du behøver ikke være følger av bloggen min heller ~ kun å legge igjen en kommentar herunder ♥ NB: Om du ikke har google-konto/logget inn med navn i kommentarfeltet, bør du også legge igjen emailadressen din slik at jeg kan sende stemplene til rette personene som vant :)
Husk å legge igjen en kommentar innen 24. Januar 2014!
the Winter's night & the Runaway
BlogCandy open for entries from 
today & within January 24th of 2014!

I'm celebrating that I've become a DT on Creative Fingers awesome challengeblog, as well as a staggering 40.000+ clicks on this blog! 
Thank you all so much ♥
So, I'm gonna play santa today, and give away theese lovely Gorjuss rubberstamps to TWO lucky ladies (or guys!).
Just make 1 comment and you're on my nice-list ;) 
(The first name I pull out out of my imaginary hat will get to choose their fave stamp!)

This blogcandy is open to everyone! You don't have to follow me, or blog about the candy ~ you don't have to have a blog either ~ Just comment on this post! (PS: If you don't have a google/login name, please sign your name and email in the commentaries. So that I can identify the correct winners). 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Candy Jar!

En krukke full av snop! Var kjempevanskelig å la vær å spise opp alt godteriet før krukken skulle fylles opp for å gi bort i julegave ;) Dette er min andre DT-kreasjon for Creative Fingers utfordringsblogg, og temaet denne gang er 'en Spesiell Venn'.
 The Stamping Chef is sponsor & I've inked up the sweet angel 'Laylah' ♥

Todays challenge at Creative Fingers #16. is Anything Goes w. the optional theme of 'Special Friend'. My creation this time is a Candy Jar :) It was originally filled with strawberry jam, but I've altered it to be a much sweeter treat for christmas! *yummy*


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [ends on]
The Stamping Chef #10. ~ Anything Goes [Jan.7th.]
Brown Sugar #73. ~ Anything Goes [Dec.26th.]
Crafty Hands #4. ~ Seasons Greetings or Winter theme [Jan.2nd.]
Altered Eclectics ~ Anything Goes w. Altered art [Feb.1st.]
Digi Galore ~ Anything goes w. Digi [Dec.31st.]

EDIT: I was TSC's Favourite Pick!!! :)

Stamps/Images: The Stamping Chef 'Laylah' digistamp. Sentiment on the lid is a printout from P&Co. Designers Collab 'Piccadilly' scrapkit. Buzzcraft (special text) clear stamp set 'Olivers Orchard set 485'.
Papers: Misc cardstock scraps.
Embellishments: Nille ribbon & red/white twine, safety-pin. The lace I found in a garagesale. Charm unknown. Amos glitterglue.
Dies: QuickKutz - Lifestyle Crafts 'Norway Die Set Coll QKDS-CC-03-BIG', 'Storybook' 4x8 alpha.  
To make the bow I used the 'Bow-Easy' tool, very easy indeed! before this my bows looked really messy, and I often had to undo and redo a million times. U can't go wrong with this tool, just sayin'! 
I used Twinkling H2o's and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lycaonia ~ DT for Creative Fingers!

Dette er min første bloggpost som medlem av Creative Fingers DesignTeam! Har vært gjeste-designer for andre utfordringsblogger før, men dette er første gangen jeg er med som permanent team-medlem. Kjempegøy!
Kommer til å ha en bloggcandy for å feire det, og at jeg utrolig nok har rundet 40.000 besøk på bloggen ;)
Delicious Doodles er sponsor denne gang og temaet på utfordring #15 er hva som helst med noe gammelt fra scrappestæsjet ditt... Jeg hadde både fine gamle designerark, pynt og et digistempel som har ligget ubrukt i over ett år, absolutt på tide å gjøre noe med ;) Nydelig motiv, elsker varulv-vibbene jeg får fra dette ~ fantasy fan som jeg er!

This is my first blogpost as a member of Creative Fingers DesignTeam! I've been a guest DT on a couple of other challengeblogs in the past ~ but never as a full member, wich will be both super fun to do and inspiring :)
I'm going to have a blogcandy soon to celebrate and also because I've seen 40.000+ visits on the blog! So, heads up! ;)
This time around our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and if you want to join us in Challenge #15, it's Anything Goes with an optional twist of Use something Old from your ScrapStash!!! :) [= Digistamp, charm & DP]

For my card I've used 'Lycaonia', a digi I've had for ages, and it was absolutely about time to ink it up, gorgeous as it is! I'm a big fantasy lover, and read lots of books of the supernatural ~ about werewolves, elves, vampires and such ~ and I get a strong werewolves-vibe from this image! So I made a fairytale christmas card :)

inside detail

I also want to enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [ends on]
Creative Moments #32. ~ Anything Goes/Winter Wonderland [Dec.31st.]
Tuesday Throwndown #176. ~ What Christmas Means to You
... cuddling up with a good fantasybook while it's snowing & cold outside :) [Dec.31st.]
That Craft Place ~ Christmas! [Dec.21st.]
4 Krafty Girlz #8. ~ Anything Goes. [Jan.8th.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Let it Snow!

EDIT: 21/12 I've been wondering why there were so few comments on this post ~ there's usually several DT comments from challengeblog if u play, so I discovered now that none of the inlinkz etc. entries are there! A glitch in the system or in my memory? I'm sure I entered them right after posting this... oh well! Just making this edit in case anyone wondered why I added my entry to the ch.blogs so late - it was not backlinked, my blogpost is not altered either :) 

detail front and back

Stamps/Images: Delicious Doodles 'Lycaonia' digistamp. Lazar StudioWERX Inc 'Funky Holidays'. Kort og Godt 'Julestempler S-198'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Basic Grey - Blitzen 'Jack Frost'. Kremmerhuset notebook kraft papers, and misc scrap papers. 
Embellishments: Amos Glitterglue. Snowcrystal charm unknown. Washitape from Panduro Hobby 'Snöstjärnor'. 3D foam tape & Gluedots. Nille - red & white twine.
& Tools: QuickKutz - Lifestyle Crafts 'Norway Die Set Coll QKDS-CC-03-BIG', 'Storybook' 4x8 alpha, and Nesting Shapes 'Nesting Lace Squares'. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 8 - S5019'.

I used Aquarelle paper Canson for my image ~ and color mediums were Twinkling H2o's & Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers & pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Faith, Hope & Love

Noen ganger trenger man å lage et kjappis kort - dette bryllupskortet var et sånt et! Tror jeg brukte en halvtime på det - og vanligvis tar prosessen min 2-3 timer... Veeeldig glad i masse stæsj og håndmalte trykk, men dette glansbildet var søtt nok i seg selv ♥ Se den flotte siden jeg fant om Glansbilder! :)

Sometimes u need that quickie card, and this weddingcard is just that - took me about 30 minutes, tops! Usually it takes me 2-3 hours or more, lots of stash and painting the image... But this cute scrap relief (?) that I've had for ages, was cute enough in itself :) Don't know what to call it really in english - but I found this page referring to it as scraps in english and diecut in USA - here in Norway they're called glansbilder. 
I used to collect them as a child, and still buy them occasionally, to use in my scrapbooking. Many has embossed/relief surfaces, and some with glitter. Would love to see theese getting a new reneissance into our hobby as cardmakers! It's a great resource :) 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [ends on]
Cute Card Thursday #297. ~ Anything Goes. [Dec.4th]
4 Krafty Girlz #7. ~ Anything Goes. [Dec.11th]
Clear it Out ~ Anything Goes! [Dec.16th] -> I won! StampArt by Kathryne prize :)
Simon Says Monday ~ Flourish Challenge. [Dec.8th]
TokBobok #7. ~ Anything Goes. [Dec.31st]
inside and back detail

Stamps/Images: Kreativ Hobby - 'Hånd i hånd, side ved side' og 'Tro, håp og kjærlighet'. Papirloftet - Clearstamp Anledninger Stempelsett. Magnolia 'Bryllups swirl'.
Papers: I think this is a design paper from one of Tim Holtz' paperpads (?) Plain white paper. Making Memories 'Wedding' spiral journaling book.
Embellishments/Tools: Unknown bling/rubon, and glansbilde/scrap relief diecut. Vellum pocket.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stamping with Steven.. again :)

Jeg simpelthen elsker dette stemplet! Søk på 'Steven' i bloggen min ~ så ser du hvor mye *lol*  :) Et veldig enkelt kort til meg å være ~ passer ikke med så mye stæsj til guttekort... Men masser av tøffe maskuline stempler på kortet veier opp for fraværet av stæsj ;)

Siden dette var et staffeli konfirmantkort lagde jeg en pengelomme på innsiden, som i de aller fleste kort jeg lager til spesielle anledninger ~ helst litt diskré, i tilfelle det ikke blir en pengegave.

Inside detail: Money pocket

Simply adore this stamp ~ if u search the name 'Steven' you'll see just how much *lol* :) This is a very C&S easel card for me actually.. I weighed up for the lack of stash by using a dozen stamps on it though ;) 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #69. ~ your favorite punches and dies.
Charisma Cardz #45. ~ Vintage creations.
Anonymous Stamps ~
November ch. is Anything Goes.
SweetStamps #144. ~ Anything Goes!
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Make an Easel card!
Back detail

Stamps/Images: North Star Stamps 'Single Steven' & 'Grunge - listen to the music' clearstamp. Scrappers Choice clearstamp sett 'Konfirmasjon'. Kort og Godt Stempel S-142 (flourish text stamps). HobbyHimmelen clearstampsett 'Egne Spor'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl).
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Panduro Hobby Designerark - Vintage Drama 'Tosca'. Misc. papers from Simple Stories 'Documented' collection & 6x6 PaperPad. DCWV glossy paper from the 'Tattered Time' matstack collection.
Embellishments/Tools: PapirDesign satín ribbon - sateng bånd konfirmasjon, beige Silver metal star and star brads - unknown. Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 8'. Whale of a punch by EK. Success 'Circle'. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fortuneteller Tag & BlogCandy winners!

Just looking for the blogcandy winners? Scroll down ;)

Kom heim for noen dager siden, kjempesliten etter et 14'dagers opphold på Kurbadet i Tromsø - i Rygg-gruppa :) Var veldig bra da - mye trening i basseng og med diverse apparater. Fysioterapi og foredrag. Minuset var at det gikk på fisk og vegetar - jeg som vanligvis spiser kjøtt sånn 4-5 ganger i uka, og ikke er spessielt glad i fisk ;) Men jeg var positivt overrasket over flere av vegetar-rettene, med soya'kjøtt'! 

Hadde med meg malesakerne og laptoppen - men fikk liten tid til å gjøre mye utav det, var så sliten etter dagens opplegg at det ble tidlig til sengs hver kveld... Helgene var jeg og brukte opp alle pengene mine nedi byen, gikk på Egon's og spiste pizzabuffet, og besøkte søskenbarnet mitt Ingar ♥

I've been away for 14 days stay at Kurbadet in Tromsø, the North-Norways Rehabilitation centre. Not a drug-rehab *lol* but a rehab for people with health problems like me, as rheumatic illnesses, bad backs and fibromyalgia and so on. There were daily fysiotherapy sessions, training in the gym, and swimmingpool training. Loved it there - even if there was only vegetarian/fish meals - and I'm a big carnivore ;) 
On the weekends I went by bus downtown (Tromsø is a large city with tons of shops to spend away all my money in) and got the pizza-buffet at Egon's... *Yummy!* And my cousin lives in Tromsø, so I got to visit him and his girlfriend and relax a bit there - Sofa - pepsi max - taco - a movie! = Heaven :)

I  didn't have much time for coloring the stamped motifs and tags I had with me, or use the internet on my laptop - hence my abscence from the blog - but I did make this tag for halloween! (didn't get it in the facebook challenge though - so I missed out on this months freebie at Simply B.. gonna buy in next month if I know I'll have time).

I enter it in theese cool Challenges:
●  One Stitch At A Time #188. ~ Use a Digi!
●  Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #149. ~ Anything but a card!
  Creative Fingers #10. ~ Anything Goes w. optional twist Distress!

Stamps/Images: Simply Betty digistamp 'Fortune Teller Betty'. Make it Crafty - Alice in Wonderland coll. digistamp 'Chesire Cat'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl).
Papers: Montvale Aquarelle cardstock.
Embellishments/Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz Big Shot Die - Tags And Bookplates. Misc ribbons reused from t-shirts. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers & pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 
My BlogCandy Winners!!!

---beep-beep-beep--- has chosen, and the DigiPrize goes to....
#7. Jenn Zeeb of Stamplified!
The Gorjuss stampset goes to...
#3. HildeM of Hildes scrappeunivers!
(How cool is that - a namesister!)

Congrats to both winners ~ and better luck 
next time for all the others  
(Pssst: will be another when I hit the 40.000 visits milestone :)