Friday, April 29, 2022

Don't let the rain dull your sparkle! ✨


 
Har hatt langvarig migrene så det ble desverre ikkenoe scrapping på meg denne uka.. så det var enda bra jeg hadde noen kort 'på lur'! Og få dem blogget før migrenemedesinen slutter å virke... 😵 Disse to er ganske så enkle kort som jeg lagde siste helga i mars på Bikubens Vårscrapp treff 💗
DT inspirasjons bidrag hos Creative Fingers #230. Vår DT Angelique er sponsor denne gang med en kjempeflott premie, og som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Velkommen skal du være!
😊


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the text inside of this card says;
'You have a special place in my heart' + 'Hugs'


 
I have had a longlasting migraine so no crafting for me this week unfortunately.. but feeling quite well at the moment thanks to my meds, just a bit dizzy lol 😵 Luckily still had some un-blogged cards from a cybercrop event late march! Theese are two very quick and easy to make cards, one-layered, wich is very unusual for me. Thinking I should make more like theese, for sure! 😊
They're both my DT inspiration for this fortnights challenge #230. at Creative Fingers. Our DT Angelique is sponsoring with an awesome prize. As always, theme is anything goes. You are more than welcome to join with your creations
💗
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inside of this card


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🐦 I enter my bird card into this Challenge: [Ends on]
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ April: Animals of Any Kind! [April 30th.]

My ✨ cards was made during the norwegian crop event 'Vårscrapp med Bikuben'.

Bikuben Online Scrappetreff #13. ~ Mixed media [27/3] ✔ ended!
(a crop event on FB back in march, link goes to the shop hosting event as it was not public.)
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the back of the cards


Stamps/Images: Visible Image 'Sparkle in the Rain' (old version), 'Stay Weird', 'Bloom and Grow (love), and 'Face it VIS-FIT-01' CS. Kort og Godt 'M-249' CS.
Papers: Creotime cardstock, white cardbase. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby Designerpapers 'Garden Vintage' 12x12 paperpack.
Embellishments: Washitape in yellow glitter from Panduro, as well as pretty gems/stickers - some from Nille.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score & 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: Selfmade a stencil from the circle dies and thick packaging plastic. Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz mini stencil 'set 6' (sweetheart).
Dies: Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Lawn Fawn '#LF1299 valentine border dies'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue.

Techniques/Mediums: I used the circle stencil I made and inkblended  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink pads 'Salvaged patina', 'Mermaid lagoon' and 'Broken China' for the blue card. Sakura gellyroll gold glitter pen doodling the sparkles. To distress papers on the bird card I used 'Vintage photo' distress ink on the edges. The 'Sweetheart' text was first done with Prima Marketing inc. Art Alchemy by Finnabair 'Rusty red' matte wax
, but it didn't dry! It was too thick through the stencil, so had to just scrape it off, but luckily it didn't ruin the card, just a bit different look than I wanted.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Elvis Birthday card!


 
Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #229. som denne gang er sponset av vår DT Anne Constantly-Carding! Hun selger digitale kits / ark pakker gjennom CraftsUPrint, og gir bort tre flotte digikits som premie. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være! 😀 Jeg har lagd et kort der jeg brukte 'Fathers Day Patterned Paper & Clipart Set', som var helt perfekt for vintage bilder som dette av unge kjekke Elvis! 💗


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"Congratulations."
 

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #229. at Creative Fingers has some awesome fathers day papers and cliparts from a kit by our sponsor (who is also one of my fellow DT's) Anne Constantly-Carding! She's selling beautiful digital kits & paperpacks through CraftsUPrint, and three of the kits that the DT's has showcased this time will be the prize! 😀
Theese papers I found a perfect match for this vintage image of a young and gorgeous Elvis
💗 As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations!
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on](checked 29/4)
Allsorts #wk.671/2. ~ Masculine [
April 22nd.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2215. ~ AG
[April 17th.]
MOD squad ~ AG [April 19th.]
Craft Rocket #91. ~ For the Boys/Men [April 29th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #179. ~ Always AG
(2nd.entry)[
April 16th.]
TTCRD ~ April 12th.: AG [April 26th.]
Crafty Catz #591. ~ AG opt. April Showers [April 21st.]
World Wide Open DT #04. ~ Always AG
[
May 12th.]

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inside detail

I love this text! LOL
"You're not OLD, you've only been young
a little longer than many others..."



Stamps/Images:
Kort og Godt 'M-439' text clearstamps. Elvis image from an old postcard.
Papers:
Anne Constantly-Carding ~ CraftsUprint 'Fathers Day Patterned Paper & Clipart Set' digital kit. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Creotime cardbase. DCWV 12x12 multistack yellows monochrome cardstock.
Embellishments: ...
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: ...
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels One s4161', 'Grand Dies - Labels One' and 'Majestic Labels 1'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Rangers Distress Collage medium matte.

Techniques/Mediums: I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Vintage photo' and 'Gathered twigs' to distress image and papers, as well as Distress archival inkpad 'Ground espresso' and 'Black soot'.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

CHEERS! Bubbles & Fizz! 🍻


 
Jeg blir nesten full bare av å se på disse! LOL 😄 Lagde kortet og tag'en under Vårscrapp treffet arrangert av Bikuben siste helga i mars. Jenta som fikk fairy tag'en (forrige bloggpost) fikk også med seg disse til kjæresten som har bursdag snart, håper det blir en feiende flott dag! Skål! 🍻


Happy Birthday card (Congratulations on the day)

 and wine tag / birthday present tag
"There's a rumour that it's your birthday, Congratulations!"
 

Now this is such a bubbly card and tag!!! pun indeed intended! Almost getting drunk just by looking at them! LOL 😄 Theese were also made when I was at at the Bikuben scrap crop event (see previous blogposts). The girl who got the fairy tag yesterday also got theese for her boyfriends birthday, may it be a very happy and bubbly one! Cheers! 🍻



 
I enter both my birthday cheers 🍻 card & 🍷 tag,
together into theese fab Challenges:
[Ends on]
(checked 29/4)
Morgan's ArtWorld #4. ~ April: Always AG [
April 27th.]
A Bit More Time to Craft ~ March 15th.: Always AG (2nd.entry)[April 14th.]
Arty Divas ~ March: Always AG
(3rd.entry)[April 19th.]
Creatalicious Ch. #232. ~ AG opt. Easter (2nd.entry)[April 14th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #98. ~ Always AG (2nd.entry)[April 29th.]
Love to Craft #67. ~ Always AG
(3rd.entry)[April 15th.]


Scandinavian Challenges:
[innen]
Bikuben Online Scrappetreff #8. ~ Skål [27/3]
(crop event on fb, the event was private - not open for public, link goes to the shop.)
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the back of tag & card


and the inside of the card,
'SKÅL' is 'CHEERS' in norwegian! :)



Stamps/Images: Kort og Godt 'M-461 Skål' CS. Included with Papercraft Essentials Magazine #161., Apple Blossom 'Bubbles & Fizz' CS.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. DCWV 12x12 multistack yellows monochrome cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Creotime kraft cardbase/envelope. Global Hobby & Kunst - CC Hobby 'Indisk papir pakke' (bronze dry embossed papers from India).
Embellishments: misc. unknown ribbons re-purposed from clothes. Black Dymo tape.
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'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders:
Apple Blossoms 'Bubbles & Fizz' embossingfolder. Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous 'Mini set #9.' stencil.
Dies: Sizzix
Tim Holtz 'Tag collection 658784' dies. Nellie Snellen 'Magic Stamping Card Die Set' Heart die.
Essentials/Adhesives:
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape.
Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers, and inkblended through a stencil. Viva Decor Inka gold 'Brown gold' wax rubbed on raised surfaces and edges, and the remaining wax & inks on my media mat was blended with water and splattered all over everything!

Fairy Sweet Friend 🧚


 
Da jeg var på scrappetreffet arrangert av Bikuben (se forrige bloggpost) lagde jeg også denne tag'en som jeg ga bort i går 💗 Er veldig glad i å lage slike tags fordi de er perfekt til å bruke både som gavelapper, bokmerke eller som pynt! Jeg har masse tags til bokmerker for jeg leser opptil 4-5 bøker samtidig alt etter hva humør jeg er i 😊 Jenta som fikk denne ligner faktisk litt på alven 💗 like nydelig med langt lyst hår!
 

The front of the tag,
and the back of the tag
🧚

 

When I was at at the Bikuben scrap event (see previous blogpost) I also made this tag wich was given to the new owner last night 💗 I'm very fond of creating tags because they're perfect to use as gift tags or as bookmarks, or just a pretty decoration! I got plenty tags I use in the books I read, wich is typically up to 4-5 at a time. I pick up the book I am in the mood for, or want to get in the same mood as 😊 The girl who got this tag actually looks a bit like this fairy 💗 same long blonde hair and just as pretty!.

 
I enter my 🧚 Tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on](checked 29/4)
A Bit More Time to Craft ~ March 15th.: Always AG [April 14th.]
Arty Divas ~ March: Always AG
(2nd.entry)[April 19th.]
Creatalicious Ch. #232. ~ AG opt. Easter [April 14th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #98. ~ Always AG [April 29th.]
Love to Craft #67. ~ Always AG
(2nd.entry)[April 15th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Bikuben Online Scrappetreff ~ Nattugle utfordring #1. inspirasjon (fairy)[27/3]
(crop event on fb, the event was private - not open for public, link goes to the shop.)
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🧚🧚‍♂️🧚

Stamps/Images:
The Paper Shelter 'Winter Goddess' pre-colored digital stamp image. Lazy Daisy Designs Wordart 'LDD_wordart_0069s'. Kraftin' Kimmie 'Isabelle' (fairy sweet friend text) pixie collection rubberstamp ~ by artist Annie Rodrigue aka Moonlight Whispers.

Papers: The fairy motif was printed out on photo paper. Panduro Hobby 'Stora Manila tags ivory' 9x16 cm. Maremi SmallArt free
thank you papers with purchase, I cut off the wings of a butterfly to use for the fairy!
Embellishments: CC Hobby 'Happy moments - light turquoise satin ribbon'.
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'. Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat.
Stencils/Embossingfolders:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 3D Texture Fades 'Botanical' Embossing Folder.
Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Labels 22' dies.
Essentials/Adhesives:
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape.
Techniques/Mediums: I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Salvaged patina' and 'Vintage photo' to distress image and papers.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Bumblebee ~ Tag & ATC's 🐝


 
Da jeg var på scrappetreff arrangert av Bikuben i en privat fb event ~ Vårscrapp 25-27 mars, ble det også arrangert bytter av ATC kort og TAG for de som ville det. Det var kjempeflotte rabatter og jeg måtte jo bare kjøpe 'litt' snop til meg selv... har nettopp hatt bursdag og fikk igjen på skatten, så da ble det ikke bare litt snop.. men også BIG SHOT SWITCH Plus i Tim Holtz sort! Er såååå happy 😁 Blir så bra for mine vonde hender 👍 Sjekk Tim's Switch demo her.

 
Jeg fikk en nydelig vintage tag i posten for noen dager siden og min byttevenn har mottatt denne tag'en fra meg 💗
Har ikke mottatt ATC byttet enda (det er mye som skal sendes til en person og tilbake igjen.. slik at man ender opp med 9 ulike ATC'er inkludert en av mine egne), men jeg tar sjangsen på at ingen av mottakerene titter innom, så jeg kan vise frem mine her siden det er samme tema 😊 🐝
 

 

Front and back of the bumblebee tag
&
the ATC set below has one card turned in
the middle to show off the backside.
 🐝 🐝 🐝
Sorry about the bad photos, it was a bit difficult to take good ones,
when everythings super shiny and reflective with foil & heat embossing!



 
When I was at an online scrap event a fortnight ago, I signed up for swapping ATC's and a TAG after the event with some of the attendees. The event was held in a private fb event, arranged by the norwegian craft store Bikuben. There were such great discounts that weekend too (and I had money back on taxes) so I got myself not only a bunch of crafty goodies, but an awesome birthday present ~ the BIG SHOT SWITCH Plus!!! (photo further up) And ofcourse it is in Tim Holtz black! 😁 I am just SOoo happy with it, it is so good for my bad hands 👍 Check out Tim's Demo on the Switch here.

I got a gorgeous vintage tag in the mail a few days ago, and I sent my swap buddy this tag from me
💗 Haven't received the ATC swap yet, lots more logistics with many people and getting 9 ATC's in return, one of my own included. Could be awhile yet, so I am showing mine off since they're same theme as the tag... and hopefully none of the people in my group is looking in on my blog, don't want to spoil the surprise! 😊 🐝
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I enter my 🐝 TAG / bookmark in theese challenges: [Ends on](checked 29/4)
Hero Arts Stay Crafty ~ April: Blend it up! [May 1st.]
Stamping Sensations ~ April: I LOVE.. Bumblebees, inking & making tags!
[May 2nd.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #179. ~ Always AG [April 16th.]
We Love Stamping ~ April: Stamp of the moment ~ my bumblebees! [April 27th.]
613 Avenue Create #202204. ~ AG opt. April Showers!
[
April 29th.]

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EDIT: I am one of the Top Rockers over at 613 Avenue create! thank you ♥

and I enter my
🐝 ATC's here:

We love 2 Create #wk.4. ~ AG Mixed Media [April 27th.]
Arty Divas ~ March: Always AG! [April 19th.]
Happy Little Stampers Dies ~ April: AG with Dies
[
April 30th.]
River of Creativity #12. ~ AG opt. Spring!
no cards [April 30th.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ March 29th.: Always AG (2nd.entry)[April 12th.]


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Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'Flower garden CG760' 6x6 bold prints cling stamp. the bees are clearstamps from the Hero Arts MMH0121 kit. Visible Image 'Love of ATCs' clearstampset. Sweet Pea Stamps ~ Ching Chou Kuik's 'The Seahorse' text rubberstamp.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs, and also used as tag and atc card bases.
Embellishments: yellow and orange ribbons unknown.
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.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: Papercraft Essentials Magazine #181. Geometric stamps & 3D Hexagonal Embossing folder set by Practical Publishing.
Dies: Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 'Geo Insects Set of 4' &
'Tag collection 658784' by Tim Holtz. Hero Arts MMH0121 kit coordinating bee dies and 'Honeycomb window' (hexagons) die.
Essentials/Adhesives:
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Rangers Glossy accents. Creotime CC Hobby holographic gold foil added on top of hexagonal diecuts and tags edge on Simon Says Stamp tape glue runner adhesive dots.

Techniques/Mediums:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'fossilized amber', 'dried marigold' & 'vintage photo' to watercolor the bees. For the tag background I ink blended with DI 'Mowed lawn', 'Peeled paint' & 'fossilized amber' plus Hero Arts ink cubes 'Moss' and 'Limegreen'. For the ATC backgrounds using Distress spray stains 'Mowed lawn, 'Savage patina', 'Mustard seed' and 'Wild honey'. 'Vintage photo' to distress image and papers. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors 'Ginger peach' to color inside the geo bee die. To heat emboss the tags top edge (after realising that the dot glue I used for my foil was TOO strong and still sticky) I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Ranger clear embossingpowder. The 'Flower garden' stamp on the ATC's was stamped on with Hero Arts multicolored reactive palette inkpad from the MMH0321 kit, then clear heat embossed, but first I sprayed the clingstamp and picked up the excess ink with a white cardstock that became a lovely background for the back of the tag!