Thursday, January 31, 2019

Happy New Years ♥ BlogCandy!

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❤️ ❤️Happy New Years!❤️  ❤️

This will stay pinned to the top of my blog until January 31st., so scroll on down for new posts!

https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

As you may already have seen on the Creative Fingers Blog, if you love participating in the blog challenges there, we have taken a holiday break and will be back in the new year with new challenges. But until then there is three awesome blogcandies, one of wich I am sponsoring! You are most welcome to try your luck there, and when you do, please also check out the blogpost the CF Design Team have done to thank our wonderful sponsors throughout 2018! You can see the inspirational post > here!

The blogcandy I am offering is a gorgeous PowerPoppy clearstamp set, flower trio of rubberstamps from Magnolia, and some Hero Arts pearl embellies ♥


Please add your entries for this + two other awesome blogcandies
over at the Creative Fingers Challenge blog > here!
NB: it closes on January 25th.!


And as promised a while back, I would have some yummy blogcandy for my followers soon... Well, finally it is here! We moved house several months ago, but the sorting out my new craftroom has really been taking a lot longer than I thought! .. and with my bad health slowing things down, both for me at home and online, has made my blogging a bit neglected.. I'm truly sorry to not have time or energy to comment on your wonderful crafty blogs ♥ Lets wish for a better healthier & craftier new year in 2019!

I seriously need to de-stash ALOT as I am kind of a hoarder in crafty stuff... and you will benefit from that all throughout the next year! I have a large box that's been filling up with all sorts, some well loved and used crafty stuff as well, wich I'm hoping will find new owners. There will be at least five boxes/envelopes full of crafty goodies, so keep a lookout! I think you will agree that the first giveaway I have is a good mix for any crafter ♥



The contents of this blogcandy is as you can see in the photo, just click on it to see a bigger view. Some goodies is not shown, but mainly the contents are: Sequins, brads, stickers, chipboard shapes, diecuts, a couple inkpads, & several Clearstamps from Panduro Hobby, Rubberstamps from Magnolia & Harry Potter :) 


It is simples really! This BlogCandy is open to all my fellow crafters ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and I would sure appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, but it's not necessary to win though ;) 

I ask only that you kindly would spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link and/or photo of it (smaller photo version see my sidebar)  either on your own blog (in your sidebar is fine) or other social media, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc. 
But please ~ NO Candy only bloggers ~ Then enter your info in the inlinkz below ~ only one entry! (PS: you don't have to own a blog, a link to your fb page etc. will do fine! and your email will only be visible to me).

The candy will end on January 31st. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock.


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Thursday, January 17, 2019

You're the cream in my coffee..

 
Har migrene igjen, så jeg sitter oppe inatt og akkurat nå er det ikke så ille, så jeg får gjort ferdig denne bloggposten ~ for lite koffein i kroppen er også en trigger :P Så ikke bare et kaffe tema på kortet mitt, jeg sitter også med en stor kopp med kaffe mens jeg skriver :) 

... PS: Ikke gå glipp av mine to bloggcandys med masse flott scrappestæsj som jeg gir bort! :) 



I'm currently having a migraine, again... but it's not as bad right now, and since I'm not going to get any sleep soon, I'm finishing up this blogpost. Too little coffeine in my body is also a trigger :P So I'm not only sharing a coffee themed card, I've also got a huge cuppa coffee on my desk while typing :) 

... Btw. Do not miss your chance to win my BlogCandies with lots of awesome goodies! See how to enter them here
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http://www.ablognamedhero.com/2019/01/challenge-crafters-choice/
I wish to enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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A blog named Hero ~ Crafters choice ~ AG! [Feb.10th.]
the Male Room #102. ~ AG ~ opt. Beverages!
[Jan. 22nd.]
Word Art Wednesdays #370-371. ~
Anything goes with encouraging quotes/sentiments! [Jan.29th.]
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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappiness #1. ~ Prøv noe nytt ~ puffy embossing pulver, så gøy! [14. februar.]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #167. ~ Gled en venn! (bidrag#2.)[31. januar.]
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inside detail

Stamps/Images: Stamps from the My Monthly Hero Arts kits ~ MMH August 2018 Coffee kit. Viva Las Vegas stamps 'VLVS Double Coffee Rings'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Creotime cardmaking white cardblanks 15x15cm. Cream white cardstock. Nille kraft Designerpapers. Kremmerhuset 'On the road' note journaling bookpages.
Tools: 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 MMH March 2018 kit 'Hello die, and co-ordinating MMH August 2018 Coffee kit dies. Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection 'Christmas Wintry Additions' die set.
Essentials/Adhesives: Scor-Pal Sookwang Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. Hero Arts crystal clear lacquer glue pen. Wink of Stella clear silver glitter brush pen.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & the white puffy embossingpowder that came in the MMH Aug.18 kit.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Romantic floral weddingcards

 
Trengte påfyll av bryllupskort i esken min med ferdige kort ~ alltid lurt å ha noen på lur, siden det er bryllup, dåp og konfirmant kort jeg oftest får spørsmål om å lage, gjerne på veldig kort varsel :) 

Når jeg lager bryllupskort så går jeg oftest automatisk til de klassiske røde blomster, hvit og krem fargede papirer, gull eller sølv detaljer, og gjerne litt bling, bånd eller blonder. Det er en god og velkjent romantisk formel som alltid slår godt an hos mottakerne ♥ 

🎁 Har du forresten sett at jeg har to bloggcandy'er med masse flott stæsj? Ta en titt her og bli med i trekningene!



I needed some weddingcards to replenish my ready-made box of cards ~ as It is always good to have some ready to go. As well as baptism and confirmation cards, theese are the ones I'm asked the most often to create, and often on very short notice :)
 

When I create weddingcards I usually go for the classic red flowers, white & creme colored papers, gold or silvery details, and to add to the romantic feel ~ lace or elegant ribbons n gems. A combination that never fails to make the recipients happy ♥

Have you joined in my awesome Blogcandies yet? 🎁 Take a look here :) 

Watercoloring is my favourite way of coloring images, and this is a superfun technique to do! I made a little tutorial of how I colored the Tim Holtz flowery background stamped image, with drawing directly onto the stamp with my distress markers, and spritzing water before stamping, to get the watercolored look.
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I wish to enter my weddingcards in theese fab Challenges :)

🔔 My first card ~ the weddingbells framed card: [Ends on]
Crafter's Castle #13. ~ AG w. option Fun Techniques see tutorial (entry#2.)[Jan.31st.]
Allsorts #501. ~ Hearts & Flowers
[January 11th.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ January AG w.Dies
[January 31st.]
Get Creative #76. ~ Anything goes [January 31st.] 
Simon Says Stamp Wedn. ~ Something new! marriage/TH stamp [January 9th.]
Crafty Calendar ~ January Make It Flowery [January 28th.]

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👰 My second card ~ with the charming bride & groom: [Ends on]
As You Like It ~ Anything Goes [January 16th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1901. ~ Anything goes
[January 13th.]
Dream Valley Ch. #193. ~ Anything goes [January 19th.]
Artistic Stampers ~ January AG w.rubberstamps (entry#2.)[Jan.31st.] 
& in the Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Januar: Det du liker best! ♥ Akvarellmaling ~ se bloggtext [31.Januar.]
Scrap the Rainbow #8. ~ Alt er lov (bidrag#3/3.)[30.Januar.]
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inside details

Stamps/Images: Scrap Lyckan 'liva og hugo gifter seg'. Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Set 'Vines & Roses CMS 298'. Kort & Godt 'M-151' &'M-358'. Postage stamp - from Whimsy stamps??.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby papers 'weddingrings cream' & 'pearl beige'. Marianne Design 'Vintage Romance' 6x6 pretty papers bloc. Magnolia 6x6 With love coll. 'red romance' & 'carte postale'. And misc. paper scraps.
Embellishments: Creme satin ribbon & Lace unknown.
Tools: I used pre-made cardblanks. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer with water.

Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 18'. Joanna Sheen All Occasion Dies 'Hearts Rings and Bells 056'. Linda Design die 'Gratulerer' fra Papirgleder.

The back of the cards.

Essentials/Adhesives: Scor-pal Sookwang tacky double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. 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 images and papers. The markers used on the flower bg stamp was Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss & Peeled Paint. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Ranger ink clear embossingpowder. EK Success anti-static powder tool.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lighten Up ~ Great things will happen!


 
Disse morsomme fiskene så jeg i en av Sandy Allnocks youtube videoer, og også hos Julia Altermann her & her. De er så utrolig flinke å fargelegge ♥ 
..Og selvfølgelig måtte jeg jo bare ha dem! :) Har dere også det sånn? Ser noen lage et kort og 'bare-må-ha' stemplene & produktene de bruker? Jeg er iallefall veeeldig skyldig i dette.. Spesielt når jeg ser på Jennifer McGuire! Oi Oi Oi så mange ganger jeg shoppet masse flotte ting og tang ~ og MYE som jeg enda ikke har brukt ;)

Nyttårsforsett: Bruke mere av de tingene jeg har ~ og gi bort det som jeg har for mye av eller vet jeg ikke kommer til å bruke... SE BLOGCANDY'ene jeg har her! ♥




Theese superfunny fishies I saw in one of Sandy Allnocks youtube videos, and also on Julia Altermanns youtube channel here & here. They are fantastic artists, both so awesome at coloring ♥ .. and ofcourse then I just gotta have 'em! Do you also have that urge sometimes? Seeing someone create a card and just immediately must have the stamps n products they are using? I am definitely guilty in this.. Especially Jennifer McGuire is my always-enabler! WOW.. I can't count the times I've rushed to shoppe all fabulous crafty stuff ~ but only actually ended up using a fraction of ;)

NewYears resolution: Use more of the stuff I own ~ and try parting with some of the stuff I have too many of or ones I know I'll never use... SEE THE BLOGCANDY giveaways here! ♥

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I enter my 🐟 card in theese fab Challenges
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Artistic Stampers ~ January AG w.rubberstamps [January 31st.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ January Watercolour opt.Texture
[January 31st.]
Crafter's Castle #13. ~
AG opt.Fun Techniques! info @ the end of post! [January 31st.]
Crafty Friends #99. ~ Add a Charm! [January 11th.] 
Colour Crazy #wk.51. ~ Always AG! [January 11th.]
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EDIT: I got named as one of the Top 3 winners at Crafty Friends! Thank you ♥
 
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #167. ~ Gled en venn! [31.Januar.]
Kreativ Scrapping #1. ~ Sterke farger [26.Januar.]
Scrap the Rainbow #8. ~ Alt er lov (bidrag#2.)[30.Januar.]
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inside detail

Stamps/Images: Avery Elle clear stamps 'That Bites'. The Greeting farm 'TGF My guy Ian' & 'TGF Oliver & Amelia - Little Dreamer' sentiment stamps. Creative Stamping #43. 2017 magazine freebie cs set 'Sea view collection' .
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Studio Light paperpad 'SL02'. Sandylion? (very old) striped paper.
Embellishments: Anchor charm & Eyelets ~ unknown. Dark brown leather Ribbon reused from jewellery. Panduro Hobby misc. blue 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. ProvoCraft Silent Setter tool.
Dies: Jeanine's Art Dies - Beach Fun Collection 'Beach Frame die JAD 10038'. Memory Box 'Oceana Corner Die'. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Coral Border SD570'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 4 S4190'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents & 'icicles' stickles. Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops 'Sea Breeze'.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used my 15+ yrs old aquarelle pencils to watercolor the images this time to change things up! Need to do that more often, forget I have them! Got inspired by Sandy Allnock :) Bruynzeel plus Inktense pencils. Also misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers and ink sprays to distress the diecuts and papers. White chalk ink from Hero Arts. To heat emboss the sentiment I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & neon green Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle embossingpowder. Signo white uniball pen on some details.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Greetings from the North Pole!

 
... og et riktig Godt Nytt år! 🎉 Hoppet visst over jula her på bloggen, så jeg fikk ikke ønsket dere en God Jul ~ men det er mulighet for en gave fra meg om du vinner i en av mine bloggcandyer som du finner her ♥ Håper dere har hatt en fin juletid :) 
Helsa mi har ikke vært så god så jeg har ikke følt for å blogge så mye ~ men det ble jo lagd noen julekort på gode dager, i det supre nye scrapperommet mitt i ny-huset! Har lovet bilder ~ de kommer så snart jeg føler det ser presentabelt ut ;)

Disse kortene ble stort sett lagd med Hero Arts sine flotte klubb-kits, det fra oktober i 2017 og det som kom i oktober i fjor. Stemplene og diesene passet veldig godt sammen! Se bilder av kit'sene i bunnen av bloggposten.  




...and a Happy New Year! 🎉 I apparently skipped right over christmas here on the blog, so I didn't get to wish all of you Happy Holidays ~ but you could still get a present from me if you happen to win one of my blogcandies! And I hope you had a wonderful christmas time ♥ 
My health haven't been so good for a long time, so not felt much up for blogging and commenting... but there was ofcourse time for making christmas cards on my good days, in my new craftroom.. Wich is improving all the time, and I promised to take photos, they will come as soon as I think the room looks neat & presentable enough ;)

Theese two cards were pretty much made using the My Monthly Hero Arts kits. The one from october 2017 & last years october kit stamps & dies matched perfectly together. Photos of the kits in the info section at the bottom.




I enter my White Christmas tree card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
http://www.ablognamedhero.com/2018/12/challenge-winter/A blog named Hero ~ Winter! [January 10th.]
Tuesday Throwdown #422. ~ Winter Sparkles
[Jan.11th]
Winter Wonderland ~
It's Snowtime [Jan.31st.]
Creative Inspiration ~ January: AG [Feb.5th.] 
Happy Little Stampers ~ January Christmas ~ AG with optional Reindeer! [Jan.31st.]
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I wish to enter the Santa & Mrs. Claus card in theese fab challenges: [Ends on]
Christmas Crafts All Year' Round ~ January: Let it snow! [January 31st.]
The Fairy & the Unicorn ~ Anything goes/Anything Frosty!
[January 31st.]
Cute Card Thursday #563. ~
Anything goes! [January 9th.]
Craft Rocket ch. #55. ~ Winter! [January 27th.]  
QKR Stampede #329. ~ Anything goes [January 11th.]
Fussy & Fancy #227. ~ Christmas/New Year! [January 10th.]
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🤶 and in theese Scandinavian Challenges 🎅 [innen]
Scrap the Rainbow #8. ~ Alt er lov! [30.Januar.]
Scrappegarasjen #50. ~ JUL! [10.Januar.]
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inside details of both the cards
click on them to see a bigger view!
How cute are those little elves?! 


Stamps/Images: from the two My Monthly Hero Arts kits above ~ MMH October 2017 kit + MMH October 2018 kit.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Vintage Christmas' and other  Designerpapers. Joanna Sheen Non-Shedding A4 Glitter Cardstock, and glitter cardstock papers from Panduro plus from the Hero Arts kits above.
Embellishments: Homestyle decoration Silver star sequins from Europris. Iridecent pink Glitter flakes from Notabene.
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.

Stencils/Embossingfolders: Spellbinders M-bossabilities 'Winter Wonders EL-013-2'.
Dies: Gummiapan 'Liten God Jul die D160927'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches 'Stitched Hills and Clouds CED1495'. Papirgleder Linda Design Dies 'Blinkeliten' (snowflake). Papercraft Essentials #152. Apple Blossom 'Snowflake Penguin' dies (little snowflake). Lawn Fawn 'Simple Gift Card Slots' dies.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Hero Arts laquer pen (similar to glossy accents). Rangers stickles 'icicle' & 'frosted lace'. Tonic Studios Nuvo drops 'white blizzard' & 'morning dew'.

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. The embossed blue sky background has gotten some white gesso as well.
..photo of the card backs is missing this time..