Friday, August 14, 2020

Just keep swimming.. & blogcandy winners!


Såe... beklager at det har vært så stille på bloggen min, har slitt litt ekstra med helsa i det siste og ikke klart å sitte på scrapperommet (eller 'sitte' ned i det hele tatt..) og hendene har vært så oppsprukket at hver minste bevegelse har vært smertefullt, ganske sannsynlig forverret psoriasisen pga all håndvaskingen de siste mnd.. 🙁

Har ikke vært noen steder siden mars eller hatt noen andre enn familie på besøk, så jeg er såå glad for å ha netflix og alle andre strømmetjenestene ~ og youtube har vært min beste venn! Mange som live-strømmer og jeg ser både på mixed media, kortlagere, matkanaler, gamere og ikke minst humor ~ en god latter er det man trenger nå! 😄 Du finner lenker til 'noen' av favorittene mine litt lengre ned!

Creative Fingers #191., er sponset igjen av vår DT Angelique, med ikke bare en men to flotte premier ♥ Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være 😊 Utfordringen vil vare i 4 uker siden vi har sommerferie på designteamet. du titter innom for å se hvem som vant min forrige blogcandy, så rull litt lengre ned! 👍

I'm sorry to not have been present much lately, my health has been worse than usual, and I haven't been able to sit down and craft (or sit down at all really..), and my hands psoriasis has been really cracked and sore ~ probably due to all the extra washing.. 🙁 

My DT card(s) today took me several days to make beacause of those darn aches, and I am sorry it's so late (supposed to be up last friday), but I got to make two cards at the same time though, as all the supplies were already on the table!

Creative Fingers #191., is sponsored by our own DT Angelique again, with not just one but two lovely prizes! As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations 😊 The challenge is lasting 4 weeks, as we are still on summer schedule.



I have not been anywhere since march, or had anyone but family over to visit, so I'm starting to get a bit antsy! Soo happy to have netflix and all the other streaming apps, & youtube have been my best friend with all the live streams and all the mixed media, card craft, gaming & foodie contents ~ and a happy dose of humour! Some good laughs we all need now ~ Go check out some of my fave  channels for some inspiration & comedic relief 😄 

Here just a few: Crafters Jennifer McGuire, K Werner, Tim Holtz (+on FB watch) Dede Willingham, Finnabair, Keren Tamir, Patti Tolley Parrish, Kelly Latevola, Sandy Allnock, Maremi SmallArts, Koren Wiskman, Scrapbooking Made Simple. Nintendo switch gamer BeatEmUps. Foodies Jamie Oliver, Barry Lewis, Delish, Akis Petretzikis & chili challenger: First We Feast! I happen to loooove hot food, I hot sauces like Sriracha & Tabasco on everything, and carolina reaper chili powder for special occasions! 🌶️ Just for fun/standups Graham Norton Show, Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Comedy Central Drunk History, Good Mythical Morning. At Qi, Today I Found Out & Kurzgesagt you'll learn some amazing facts, and for some cuteness overload: Kittisaurus! Simon's Cat! If you have any tips for channels to follow (most likely I already do, I'm subbing to a gazillion channels) please feel free to leave a link in the comments!

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Now for the winners of my previous blogcandy,
Gorjuss ~ Mini Summer BlogCandy!
by the magic of, I am happy to announce that

you are the winner!


  bonus prize of one digistamp from 
my etsyshoppe goes to

Gratulerer! Congratulations to you both ♥

Please email me with your address / request 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!

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🐟 ~ Finding Nemo ~ 🐠

🐟 I wish to enter my black frame diver card in theese challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Monday ~ Summer Memories! [Aug.16th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #210. ~ Summer Fun!
Ally's Angels #37. ~ Anything goes [Sept.10th.]
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #186. ~ Embossing [31.aug.]
Hobbygarasjen ~ August: Alt er lov! [25.aug.]

🐠 .. and my yellow mermaid card: [Ends on]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #139. ~ Always AG [Aug.16th.]
Creative Knockouts #363. ~
Finish The Inside! [Aug.19th.]
Cute Card Thursday #647. ~ Bright Colours [Aug.19th.]
Crafty Creations #412. ~ Always AG [Aug.31st.]
QKR Stampede #402. ~ Always AG [Aug.31st.]


inside detail ~ same for both cards
frames were actually A4 sized sheets that
I patched together into squares!
& the back of the cards


Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'MMH March 2019 kit', 'MMH July 2020 kit', 'CG811 School of Fish Bold Prints' rubberstamp.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. misc. Bazzill cardstocks, bling and textured papers. Plain white cardstock. Notabene Kiky Creative Products inc inkjet printer 'seashells' designerpapers. Blue silk mulberry paper from MMH May 2017 kit.
Embellishments: Plastic half-beads droplets unknown.
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: ...
Dies: Hero Arts 'MH0319 kit co-ordinating stamp dies & Aquarium fancy die', 'MMH0720 kit co-ordinating stamp dies & fancy edge die of ruins', 'DI779 Underwater Pillar Window Die C', and 'MMH0318 kit die of bannertag'. Crafts-Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Marianne Design 'Embossing Folder die - Scales'. Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection 'Christmas Wintry Additions to THAT folder' die set.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder. Double sided Sookwang Scor-Pal tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape. Rangers Glossy accents ~ not just used as a glue to fix the 'bubble' embellishments to the card but also to make 'bubbles' and add a glossy finish to the diver, stingray and the text on the black card.
Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Hero Arts reactive inkpads & Ranger ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads + oxide inkpads, to watercolor, smoosh background technique, and distress image and papers. Hero Arts iridescent watercolor ink from the 'MMH October 2018 kit'. Nuvo Wink of Stella 'midas touch gold' brush from Tonic Studios. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & clear Ranger ink embossingpowder.