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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Sunday, January 27, 2019

the Majestic Moose

 
Et typisk mannfolk kort, veldig enkelt kort og lage, men ikke helt CAS alikevel. Prøver fremdeles å finne ut formelen for å lage 'rene og enkle' kort, vet jo det er 'bare' å holde seg til åpne/tomme oftest hvite rene flater og gjerne kun en detalj eller to på kortet. Jeg beundrer de som får det til ~ slik som Jennifer McGuire. Føler liksom alltid at jeg 'må' tilføre mere detaljer og mere distressing når jeg lager et kort. Muligens er min hjerne for rotete... eller for mye på bølgelengde med Tim Holtz ;) MEn jeg gir ikke opp jakten på et CAS kort enda! 

Jeg har forresten en blogcandy som du kan være med på trekningen til ~ her ~ om du enda ikke har sett den! Bare noen dager igjen!

while the direct translation from norwegian is 'You're totally a KING!', 
the meaning of it is that you are awesome and that You RULE! in english.


A quick share today with a masculine card that was super easy to make, although with the lack of empty or white space, not sure it counts as a CAS card. Still trying to find out how to do those... I greatly admire those able to do clean & simple cards, like Jennifer McGuire ~ I always feel I 'have' to add some form of distressing to it, and more and more details, until it's completely filled up and that empty space eludes me... My brain is possibly to messy or to tuned into Tim Holtz ;) Gonna keep on trying for that CAS card though! 

Don't forget there is still time to join in one of my blogcandies here, just a few days left though! :)
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
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the Male Room #103. ~ Nature! [Feb.5th.]
Crafting from the heart #235. ~ Anything goes
[Feb.3rd.]
Pile It On #150. ~
Land &/or Water Animals! (entry#2.)[Feb.2nd.]
Crafty Friends #102. ~ Animals/Birds [Feb.8th.] 
Jo's Scrap Shack #266. ~ Anything goes [Jan.31st.]
QKR Stampede #332. ~ Always AG (entry#2.)[Jan.31st.]
Creative Moments #161. ~ Anything goes [Feb.4th.] 
Word Art Wedn. #370-371. ~ AG w. encouraging quotes/sent. (entry#3.)[Jan.29th.]
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Stamps/Images: Simply Cards & Papercraft #167. 'Majestic Moments' die and stamp set. Hero Arts 'Woodgrain Bold prints Background' clingstamp by Lia Griffith. Kort & Godt 'M-226'. North Star Stamps 'Ugle på gren' (owl), and 'NSS Du er helt KONGE grunge'.
Papers: Creotime cardmaking kraft A6 cardblanks. Plain white cardstock. Scraps of designerpapers. Unknown, possibly Panduro, roll of  oldfashioned pictures kraft paper.
Embellishments: Eyelets added with my ProvoCraft silent setter.
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'. Marvy Uchida 'Corner Punch'.

Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection 2017 'Holly Lattice Frame CED3125'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Scor-pal Sookwang double sided tape. Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops 'Copper penny'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & Oxides to distress stamped images and papers.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Vintage Glow in the Dark Alien!

 
Beklager veldig mørke bilder først og fremst. Har ikke funnet ut av kamera innstillingene til ny-telefonen min!

Har hentet inspirasjon fra noen sci-fi favoritt filmer og tv-serier til dette vintage Alien kortet. X-files, Men in Black, Independence Day, Roswell, Dark Skies, Nærkontakt av tredje grad, Taken, SG-1 og Stargate Atlantis +++  Tenk Roswell, Area 51 og UFO'er... Einstein er kjent for å ha trodd på muligeheten for liv på andre planeter, så jeg syntest han passet godt inn på kortet mitt!  

Er ikke den selvlysende effekten stilig? Man får både nuvo drops som lyser i mørket og flere produsenter har selvlysende embossing pulver! Har kjøpt WOW sin, men ikke fått prøvd den enda, kansje på neste prosjekt!

Jeg har forresten en blogcandy som du kan være med på trekningen til ~ her ~ om du enda ikke har sett den!

"Given the millions of billions of Earth-like planets, life elsewhere in the Universe without a doubt, does exist. In the vastness of the Universe we are not alone."      ~ Albert Einstein ~



Sorry about the dark photos first of all, haven't figured out my new phone camera settings yet! 

I've found inspiration from some of my favourite sci-fi movies and tv-series like X-files, Men in Black, Independence Day, Roswell, Dark Skies, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Taken, SG-1 og Stargate Atlantis ++ Think Roswell, Area 51 & UFO's... Einstein is known for believing in the possibility of life on other planets, so I thought he'd fit perfectly on my card!

Don't you love the awesome glow in the dark effect? You can get both luminescent glowdrops from Nuvo, and several brands has embossing powders that does that also! I just got WOW's but not had a chance to try it yet, maybe that will be my next project :)

Don't forget there is still time to join in one of my blogcandies here! :)
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the glow in the dark effect is awesome!


challenge inspiration moodboards


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on](last checked 19/3)
VLVS Blog ~ January; Top Secret + inspiration photo! [Jan.31st.]
a Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it!
[Jan.31st.]
Artistic Stampers ~ January AG w.rubberstamps
(entry#3/3.)[Jan.31st.]
Double D ~ Looking back in time.. moodboard! [Feb.3rd.]  
QKR Stampede #332. ~ Always AG [Jan.31st.]
Creative Knockouts #282. ~ Finish The Inside (entry#2/2.)[Jan.30th.]
Fashionable Stamping #143. ~ AG w. stamping! [Feb.9th.]
Crafter's Castle #13. ~ AG opt. Fun Techniques! (=glowdrops) (entry#3/4.)[Jan.31st.]
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Stamps/Images: Viva Las Vegas rubberstamps VLVS 'Alien Circle 7138', 'Bubble Wrap Texture', 'Measuring Tape Section', 'Writing Triangles', 'Writing Circles Background', 'Tape' (crossed tape), 'Banksy Einstein Protester', 'Gas Mask 19128' & 'You Won't Believe 18299'. Visible Image 'Bloom & Grow' & 'Believe in Unicorns' clearstampsets. Creative Stamping #21. (2014) 'Clear Impressions 1950's retro style' (spaceship) CS by Practical Publishing.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Designerpapers from Basic Grey 6x6 paperpads 'Basics Manila' and 'Basics Kraft'.
Embellishments: Unknown Dark brown Deco Fiber Mesh Ribbon.
 
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'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: none.
Dies: none.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Miracle tape). Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter drops 'Golden sunset' & Neon Glow drops 'Banana split'. 
Techniques/Mediums:  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to distress image and papers, mainly 'Vintage Photo' & 'Tea Dye'. 
Ruffled the edges with my Prima Ingvild Bolme distressing tool. And I used an 'teared edge' ruler also.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Magical Baby Dragon


Kortet mitt med den herlige lille dragen er mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #156. Digistemplet 'Dinky baby dragon' er fra vår flotte sponsor Morgan's Artworld. Hadde selvsagt ingen dies store nok etter jeg hadde drodlet og malt, så det er ganske enkelt, og jeg måtte prøve et litt annet format denne gangen for å få plass, ca. 21 cm bredt kort! Håper bare at jeg har store nok konvolutter ;) Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være! 

Jeg har en blogcandy som du kan være med på trekningen til ~ her ~ om du enda ikke har sett den!

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/



My DT card for this fortnights challenge #156. at Creative Fingers has a supercute baby dragon motif from our sponsor Morgan's ArtWorld. I printed him out a bit too large, and after doodling and painting, I found I didn't want to crop the image either... So I had to try a bigger format card this time, about 21 cm wide! Hope I find an envelope big enough in my stash ;) 
As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations.

Don't forget there is still time to join in one of my blogcandies here! :)

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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on](ok checked 17/2)
Morgan's Artworld OC #1. ~ Anything goes! (Morgans image)[Jan.27th.]
Creative Knockouts #282. ~ Finish The Inside
[Jan.30th.]
Word Art Wedn. #370-371. ~ AG w. encouraging quotes/sent
. (2nd.entry)[Jan.29th.]
Unicorn Challenge #39. ~ Things with Wings! [Jan.31st.]
Happy Little Stampers ~ January Watercolor (2nd.entry)[Jan.31st.]
Pile It On #150. ~ Land/Sea/Water Animals! dragons allowed? [Feb.2nd.]
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EDIT: Awesome! I got a pretty Gold Ribbon Award certificate from Morgans Artworld, plus an image! And I was also a winner of a gift certificate at Kreativ Scrapping! Thank you so much ♥

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Januar: Det du liker best! ♥ Akvarellmaling (bidrag#2.)[31.Januar.]
Elsker å male med akvarellmaling og lage egne bakgrunner til motivene ~ og drodle litt!
Kreativ Scrapping #1. ~ Sterke farger! (bidrag#2.)[26.Januar.]
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Stamps/Images: Morgan's ArtWorld digistamp 'Dinky Baby Dragon'. Visible Image clearstamps 'Unicorn Magic', 'Believe in Unicorns' & 'Stay Strong'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Designerpaper by Rouge de Garance 'Jardin secret no.01'.
Embellishments: none.
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'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Anna Griffin 'Foundry' Cuttlebug embossingfolder.
Dies: none.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Wink of Stella clear silver glitter brush. Uniball Signo white pigment pen.

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads both regular & oxides to watercolor and distress image and papers. Tsukineko Delicata ink cubes 'golden glitz' & 'celestial copper'. Panduro Hobby metallic gold pen. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Hero Arts gold embossingpowder.

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 Chall.
: [Ends on](check 17/2)
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.]

EDIT: I got Top 3 mention on the Scrappiness challenge blog!

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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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](checked 17/2)
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.Jan.]
Scrap the Rainbow #8. ~ Alt er lov (bidrag#3/3.)[30.Januar.]
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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.