Sunday, June 28, 2020

Gorjuss ~ Mini Summer BlogCandy!

Did someone say there was another blogcandy this weekend? ... oh yes that was me! Here it is ~ just a mini RAK this time, to celebrate my Blogaversary wich is just around the corner 🎈 😊 🎉

Have a wonderful Summer 😎
Stay safe, bee happy, enjoy crafting!

The contents of this mini blogcandy:

💠 Gorjuss clear stamp set from Santoro 'Hang me up to dry'.
PS: this was a duplicate I had ~ and I am sure I have stamped with one of them, but either this is brand new, or I have cleaned it so well I cannot tell wich one is new or used! So what I'm saying is that it might be used, but its not noticeable ;)
💠 two ribbons ~ one dotted and one with gorjuss girls on!
💠 Gorjuss deco sheets 'night light'.
💠 ... and a cute tag/bookmark I made a few years ago ~ Bee Happy
I have a box full of tags that I really need to pass on, so all blogcandies will get one from now on!

This BlogCandy is open to all you wonderful crafty people who stop by my blog ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and while I would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win ♥ But please ~ ONE entry each & NO Non-crafters or Candy only bloggers, that would not be fair!

The only thing I ask of you is that you spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link to my blog, feel free to use the blogcandy photo, (or the small one in my sidebar) either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc.

And here is a BONUS chance to win: When there is 10, 20 and 30+ entries ~ I will pick up to three more winners who will get a freebie digistamp (of their choice) from my etsy shoppe! So get the word out 😊


The candy will end on July 30th. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock.
♥ 🎈 Good Luck! 🎈 ♥

Friday, June 26, 2020

Swinging by to say Hello! Blogcandy winners!

Creative Fingers #189., er sponset igjen av vår DT Angelique, med et flott blomster stempelsett ♥ og som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være 😎 Ha en nydelig (og trygg) kreativ sommer! du titter innom for å se hvem som vant min forrige blogcandy, rull litt lengre ned! 👍

Creative Fingers #189., is sponsored by our own DT Angelique again, this time with a lovely flower stampset! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations 😎 Hope you'll have a lovely (and safe) crafty summer!
🌷 🌺 🌤️ 🌺 🌷
Now for the winners of my previous Double the fun BLOGCANDY!
by the magic of, I am happy to announce that

Lisbet - lifablogg
you won GoodieBag #1.


GoodieBag #2. goes to
KT Fit Kitty

Congratulations to you both ♥

Please email me with your address, and if u can also mention you're a BlogCandy winner in the headline topic so it won't get missed
😊 👍
(testing a new way of giving my email - via an image - to stop some spam)

If you didn't win this time, there is plenty new chances, as I often do giveaways! You will find a new blogcandy on my blog this weekend!

🌷 🌺 🌷 🌺 🌷 🌺 🌷 🌺 🌷


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
a blog named Hero ~ June: Combine old & new! se info below[July 10th.]
Stamping Sensations ~ June: Make It Colorful!
[June 30th.]
Tuesday Throwdown #460. ~ Anything Goes
[July 6th.]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wedn. ~ In the summer garden! [June 28th.] 
Simon Says Monday ~ Anything goes with HeroArts![June 30th.]

inside detail

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts MMH may 2018 kit stamp set (girl/squirrel), MMH may 2019 kit (inside right) and MMH March 2020 kit (grass). Norsk Stempelblad/Ett Trykk 'Stempelplate 34b' (inside left).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Maroon colored cardstock from Hero Arts MMH April Venice 2019 kit.
Embellishments: ...
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. Make-up blender brush tool (for blending ink on edges of card + through stencil).
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Stencil 'swirly tree' from Hero Arts MMH may 2018 kit.
Dies: DoCrafts X-cut Shadow Box Build-a-scene Die 'Spooky Graveyard'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Fancy die 'tree frame' from Hero Arts MMH may 2018 kit. MMH March 2018 kit 'Hello' fancy die.

Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Sookwang / Scor-pal Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Nuvo glue pen from Tonic Studios.

Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads (both regular and oxide) to watercolor and distress image and papers, except for the grass layered stamps, where I used Hero Arts ink cubes 'Green hills', 'Field greens' and 'Forest'. When I diecut words thats very thin, I always add adhesive tape on the back of the cardstock before diecutting, it both reinforces the thin letters as well as makes for easy gluing down.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Steampunk Mushroom DIY Glue Gun Holder!

Beklager at jeg ikke har vært så mye å se rundtom på webben og i bloggen. Er sååå sent ute med mitt DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers denne gangen.. 😳 Den siste tiden har vært skikkelig *BLÆH* 💩... 
Startet med ei heidundrende migrene i forrige uke, hendene mine har vært veldig såre og oppsprukket med psoriasisen, og ryggen plager meg veldig. Og så midt oppi det fikk jeg blåskjerm etter blåskjerm etter blåskjerm på laptopen!
 Datakræsj flere ganger og mange frustrerende timer hver gang for å forsøke reparere - ga tilogmed opp noen ganger underveis.. Så mye stress... Var noen søvnløse netter før jeg fikk lagd backups av alle filene mine (500GB++) og jeg tør ikke tenke på hva jeg skulle gjort om alt hadde vært tapt... men heldigvis var det tilslutt mulig å gå tilbake til en tidligere versjon

 Windows burde latt vær å 'tvinge' på oppdateringer som har så mye bugs! Og ja, jeg vet man kan utsette, den var på max allerede pga. forrige ustabile oppdatering. Nå er den på max igjen.. så håper jeg det går bra neste gang. Har iallefall ordntlig backups nå!

🎁 Om du leter etter vinnerene av forrige blogcandy her, så kommer en blogpost ganske snart ~ med en helt ny blogcandy!

Creative Fingers #188., er sponset av vår DT Angelique denne gangen med et flott stempelsett, og som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være 😄

This tutorial has 13 photos ~ scroll down to see them all :)

I am so very late with my DT creation over at Creative Fingers this time... So sorry I haven't been around much. The last week and a half has been crazy stressful and just all around crappy! 💩 
Started with an exploding migraine that lasted for days, my hands have been very sore and cracked from the psoriasis, my back is killing me ~ and on top of that the dreaded windows 10 update messed up my laptop! Hate that Microsoft is forcing Win10 updates thats flawed and full of bugs.

This time it was REALLY bad, got the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) several times, hours upon hours of trying to fix it. Giving up a couple times even when I could not see straight... So much stress about loosing all my files as I ofcourse have forgotten to backup for months! Finally I was able to go bak to an earlier version of windows, and yeah, I do know u can postpone updates. Already set to max because of the last buggy update, so I was screwed... Have postponed it again now, hopefully the next update will be okay..

🎁 If you're looking for the winners of my last blogcandy, there will be a blogpost soon announcing the lucky pair, along with a new blogcandy!

Creative Fingers #188., is sponsored by our own DT Angelique this time with a cool text stampset! As always we it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations 😄

🍄 ⚙️ 🍄 ⚙️ 🍄 ⚙️ 🍄 ⚙️ 🍄


I enter my mixed media creation in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
A Vintage Journey ~ June: Rustic Charm! [June 25th.]
Bleeding Art ~ June: Always AG Mixed Media!
[July 15th.]
Creative Artiste #61. ~ AG Mixed Media
[June 28th.]
Arty Divas #24. ~ Anything Goes [June 30th.]  
Not Just Cards ~ Always AG JFF [July 10th.]
We Love to Create #6. ~ AG Mixed Media [June 22nd.]
The Fairy and The Unicorn ~ June: AG Fantasy! [June 30th.]
SASPC ~ June: AG Steampunk/Industrial [June 30th.]
EDIT: I was very happy to find that Creative Artiste chose me in their Top 3! I'm Pinworthy over at A Vintage Journey! And also at We Love to Create, they chose my gluegun holder in the DTs favourite winners! Thank you ♥

~ 🍄 DIY Glue Gun holder Tutorial 🍄 ~

(Click on the photo for a bigger view)
(if it is still too small, I have made a pdf 
with all the photos wich you can view here)

The inspiration for my glue gun holder:
I planned on buying the spellbinders one, but then thinking
I can do that myself with some cardboard! So I went looking for ideas on youtube. So many different materials used! After watching 20++ videos I planned my own take on the holder ~ and I documented my process. I hope it's all understandable :)

The inspiration for the mushroom came from watching among other crafty youtubers ~ CreativeMom ~ who takes jars or bottles of plastic or glass and use them as a base for making the most awesome mushroom fairy houses! I haven't seen anyone do a steampunk mushroom with paperclay though, and I watch ALOT of youtubes... am I the first I wonder? Probably not ;)

You can find the paperclay recipe I used here:
'Paper Mache Clay without Joint Compound'.
Be prepared for a messy stickyness situation if u try to make your own! If you are not as adventurous, skip this step or find some DAS paperclay or similar airdry clay in your hobby stores.

If you wonder what on earth the visa card does inbetween my tools, it is because credit cards or giftcards (when outdated) makes awesome tools for applying paints, making marks or scraping off stuff. Don't throw away! Btw. tooth pick was new and unused.. 😂

You can speed up things with a heatgun, but I prefer working in stages over several days to make sure that everything is good and dry, also better for my back to not craft for too long.

You can find many great tutorials on youtube for theese awesome Finnabair rust pastes! here are some good ones ❤️
Finnabair: All About Rust Paste - Instant Vintage: Altered Camera
Keren Tamir: How to Use Finnabair Rust and Patina pastes - Beginner techniques.
If you don't have any of theese or similar brand pastes, the frugalcrafter Lindsay have a video where she makes it! DIY Rust Paste!

What is Steampunk you say? Read all about it on Wikipedia.

I have made many Steampunk inspired creations before, if you wish to take a look, here are some of my favourites: Steampunk Owl Box, Steampunk Lucy Loo, Art Journal ~ Leafy Sea-Dragon Mermaid, my Vintage Inspiration Book & My Vintage Journey ~ Home.

❤️ I LOVE how my shroom house turned out! ❤️

.. and I am VERY happy that the glue gun still fit inside the snug holder even after all the metal tape paints and cogs were added! Didn't think to leave room for that, so it is a very tight fit. All the better ~ the gun is not going anywhere on its own ;)

It might not be that clever of the fairy or gnome that lives in the mushroom house to leave their house keys hanging on that hook... there might be some sneaky pixies or leprechauns about looking to steal their treasures! 🧚🏻‍♀️🗝️

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The red silicone heat resistant pad you see is from Panduro Hobby.
It was twice as big, so I cut it to fit.
I also plan on getting some anti-skid material to put on the bottom of the holder. With the weight of the mushroom it stands very well on my table with no worries that it will slide off :)

The ingredients used:
Stamps/Images: ...
Papers: Lots and lots of carboard pieces (like the covers of watercolor pads).
Embellishments: misc. metal charms, keychain, gears & cogs. The metal of a paperclip bent to shape of a hook.
Tools: Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat, glue gun.
Embossingfolders: Sizzix - Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits 'Scallop', 3D Texture Fades 'Mechanics' & 'Foundry'.
Moulds: Green Stuff World Silicone molds 'Steampunk'.
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection Bigz Die 'Gadget Gears 2', Bigz L Die 'Industrial', Alterations Thinlits 'Gearhead' Dies.
Essentials/Adhesives: Sookwang Scor-pal Double sided tape. Drywall/mesh tape. Aluminium tape. Cardboard box cutter/knife. Scissors. Aluminium roll of food/kitchen foil.
Aleene's clear gel tacky glue. Panduro PVA/Varnish glue.
Prima Marketing inc. Finnabair Art Basics 'Heavy Body Gel' (thick glue).

Techniques/Mediums: See the photo tutorial! I used my Panduro heat gun to speed up some of the drying time. Royal talens Art Creation elements white gesso and Amsterdam black gesso (primers). Ranger ink Adirondack acylic paint dabber 'espresso', Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley acrylic paint 'Melted chocolate', and Dina Wakley Media heavy body acrylic paint 'umber'. Prima Finnabair Extravagance Rust Set Effect Pastes 'Brown Rust', 'Gold/Yellow' rust and 'Red rust'. Tsukineko 'Walnut ink' spray. Viva Decor Inka Gold waxes 'Copper', 'Brown-Gold', 'Gold', and 'Old Silver'.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Double the fun BLOGCANDY!

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Yay! Its finally up! My crafty goodies giveaway 😊 AND ~ there is not just one but TWO blogcandies that I'm giving away ~ two winners, DOUBLE the fun! 

Do you remember way back when penpalling and swapping stuff ~ FB's, Decos and Slams was the way to connect with the world before the internet and social media took over our lives?

I got my first penpal at the age of 6! From my teenage years until my early twenties, my main hobby was writing letters and exchanging things that made me happy, stationary papers, stickers. Especially Disney and later also Diddl & Sanrio! ❤️ At one point I had over 50 penpals and probably 200 swappers only all around the world! 
For several years I used to be that girl who made the postman go nuts by having to bring me up to 30 letters and packages each week... When I 'found' a new hobby where I could be an artist, by scrapbooking and cardmaking ~ it all faded away bit by bit.. Fun times and good memories though 🥰

But I *never* throw away stuff! and I know I'm not the only one, amiright? 😉 
I have lots of boxes full of stationary, stickers and SO much Diddle & Sanrio  papers I will never be able to use it all up. My nieces are overjoyed to get some, but I don't think their parents will be as joyful if they get more *lol* we're talking boxes upon boxes...

The contents of this double blogcandy is as you can see in the photos, just click on them to see in bigger detail! 

❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Ofcourse there are not *just* stationary in theese blogcandies! 😊 👍

Both Goodiebags has an assortment of, and some different to the other: 
💠 Prima Marketing inc. scrapbooking papers and clipouts.
💠 Ribbons, sequins, stickers and shaker stuff! (beads, sequins, droplets)

💠 a whole lot of Diddl/Sanrio stationary papers and a post-it-note booklet!
PS: Some of the papers might be yellowing at the corners cause they are so old, and some might have a faint perfume to them still, as several of the Diddl stationary pads were scented!

Just inside/exclusive to:
💠 GoodieBag #1.: 'Key to my heart' steampunk stencil from Hunkydory.
Hunkydory essentials red liner doublesided tape (very tacky & strong). 
Panduro Hobby 'Storstäder' (metropolis/big cities) clearstamp. 
💠 GoodieBag #2.: White jumbo pencil. Gold star sequins. 
Saturated Canary ez-mounted 'Little Loves' rubberstamp.  
PS: This stamp has been used just a couple of times, it is clean and in perfect condition!

Theese two BlogCandies are open to all you wonderful crafty people who stop by my blog ~ I will ship worldwide ~ and while I would appreciate it if you were a follower of my blog, it's not necessary to win ♥ But please ~ ONE entry each & NO Non-crafters or Candy only bloggers, that would not be fair!

The only thing I ask of you is that you spread the word by mentioning this candy with a link to my blog, feel free to use the blogcandy photo, (or the small one in my sidebar) either on your own blog (sidebar is fine) or other, like a pin, instagram, facebook, twitter etc.

BONUS #1: EVeRYoNE gets a freebie this time! You may download the doodle checkered digistamp frame I have used on the blogcandy photo here on dropbox.

BONUS #2: If there is more than 30 entries, I will also pick three more winners who will get a digistamp each (of their choice) from my etsy shoppe! So do get the word out 😊


The candy will end on June 15th. at 23:55/11:55 PM.
I go by norwegian time ~ see my sidebar clock. is how I choose the winners ~ and there is only one prize pr.person.
If your name comes up twice, I will spin the 'randomwheel' again for a second winner.

♥ 🎈 Good Luck! 🎈 ♥