Friday, September 23, 2022

HOPE for a better tomorrow.. 🌤️


“You may say I’m a dreamer.. but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us... And the world will live as one.”
—John Lennon.

 
Deltok på scrappetreff arrangert av Bikuben forrige helg! Rakk ikke å lage så mye, og var til slutt ganske så knekt i ryggen og hendene, men oi så moro det er med en gjeng koselige damer som scrapper 'sammen', masse demoer og inspirasjon! 😀 Håper helsa er bedre neste gang det er onlinetreff i mars neste år!

Da jeg lagde et 'Håp' bilde til moren min forrige måned, så tok jeg vare på alle de bittesmå diecuts bitene i diesen og har jeg har lagd ett nytt 'Hope' med 'inlay' teknikken til dette kortet. Den aller beste til å lære bort den teknikken er Jennifer McGuire som du kan finne her på youtube!

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #239. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Jeg er sponsor denne gangen og gir bort tre av mine digistempel som premie! Velkommen skal du være 💗



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I was at an online scrap crop event last weekend arranged by Bikuben, an norwegian crafty store. Didn't manage to create much, and by the end I was totally knackered in my back and hands, but OH how much FUN those events are! Lots of friendly ladies getting crafty 'together', demos and inspiration flowing, getting the old mojo a much needed kickstart. 😀 I just hope that my health is better on the next online event held in march next year.

When I made that 'Hope' decoration piece for my mum last month wich u can find in this blogpost here, I saved all the tiny pieces from the diecut word. For this card I used them to make a new word with the fun puzzle 'inlay' tecnique! The very best way to find more about that technique is checking out the many videos on Jennifer McGuires youtube channel!

My card is DT inspiration for Creative Fingers #239., and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations. I am sponsoring with three of my digistamps as a prize this time!
💗
 
 
I enter my 🌤️ card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Hero Arts Stay Crafty ~ September: Die-lightful! [Oct.2nd.]
#heroarts #staycraftychallenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ~ Sparkle & Shine! [Sept.27th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #103. ~ AG
[Sept.29th.]
Arty Divas ~ September: AG [Oct.19th.]
Die Cut Divas ~ AG opt. Autumn! [Sept.30th.]
We Love 2 Create #wk.9. ~ AG Creative/Mixed Media!
[
Sept.30th.]
Crafty Calendar ~ Sept.: AG [Sept.28th.]

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🌤️ Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Bikuben Online Scrappetreff #5. ~ Embossing! [18/9] (used Heat embossing!)
(crop event on fb, the event was private - not open for public, link goes to the shop.)


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inside detail

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'Circular Grid CG832' & 'Mud Cloth CG711' Bold Prints 6x6 cling rubberstamps.
Papers: Bazzill black cardstock. Unknown designer striped pattern paper. Journaling paper unknown from a bookstore, and snoopy stickers.
Embellishments: Docraft PaperMania 'gold' shimmer dome stickers.
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: ...


Dies:
Hero Arts (MMH1220 kit) 'Hope' die. Misc. square dies.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Bearly Art Craft Glue.

Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. distress ink sprays and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to color and distress images and papers. To heatemboss
the circular pattern i used Hero Arts embossing inkpad, my heat gun tool & Hero Arts Clear and for the inlay paper i had used Gold embossingpowder.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Merry Christmas Gnomies!

 

Kortet mitt idag er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #238. 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 brukt motiver fra 'Nordic Christmas Clipart collection kit'! 🦌🦌🦌


http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

 


My DT card for this fortnights challenge #238. at Creative Fingers has some supercute gnome characters from the 'Nordic Christmas Clipart Collection 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! 😀 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]
Colourful Options ~ September: Beautiful Brown! [
Sept.29th.]
As You Like It ~ Fave Card Base: Square!
[Sept.14th.]
My reason why: I most often use the 6x6"/15x15cm cards because i can fit more onto it than a regular cardsize (A6/A2) or a slimline ~ it easy as its a nice even size and i have never been good at measuring things lol 😀 
Creative Knockouts #469. ~ AG [Sept.14th.]
Krafty Chicks #628. ~ Christmas! [Sept.14th.]
Through the Purple Haze #196. ~ Ribbon and/or Bow!
[
Sept.30th.]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ September: AG [Sept.30th.]JFF
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Ch.. #123. ~ AG Christmas [Sept.19th.]JFF
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #189. ~ Always AG
[
Sept.17th.]

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inside detail
 
Usually I just tape ribbons down on the card but this was a very sheer see through ribbon. So instead I made a cut into the edge of the card and pulled my ribbon through to hide the adhered ends behind washi tape :)

🦌🦌🦌

Stamps/Images: CraftsUPrint digital kit by Anne Constantly-Carding 'Nordic Christmas Clipart Collection' image credit the Hungry Jpeg.
Papers: Neenah white smooth cardstock (used for printing the images). Creotime Kraft paper cardbase 15x15cm.
Embellishments: Kort & Godt christmas (God Jul) Ribbon. Washitape from Panduro Hobby 'Papertape 364858'.
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: Lawn Fawn 'Lots of hearts LF2740' layered stencils.

Dies: ...
Essentials/Adhesives:
Bonefolder.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Sharpie gold metallic permanent marker.

Techniques/Mediums:
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads 'Forest Moss' and 'Gathered twigs' to distress images and papers, as well as stencil on the hearts background. I doodled some lines inside and made some hearts with my gold sharpie.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Don't lose Hope... 💗

 
Dette 'Håp' bildet var egentlig ment for et kort, men siden moren min kom inn på scrapperommet og sa 'Det der kainn du ikkje gi bort!' *hinthint*.. så ble det isteden et bilde som hun kan ha til pynt i stua 😉

DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #237. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Jeg er sponsor denne gangen og har både et digistempel og en flott 'Leafy Circle' dies som premie! Velkommen skal du være 💗

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

 

“Don't lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out.” 
– author unknown.

 
The Hope image inside the frame was actually meant to go on a card, but my mum came in while i was crafting and said 'You're not giving that away'... hinting she loved it so much, that I instead made it into a decoration piece for her 😉

It's my DT inspiration for Creative Fingers #237., and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations. I am sponsoring with both a digistamp AND a physical 'Leafy Circle' die as a prize this time! 💗

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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Hero Arts Stay Crafty ~ August: It's Hip to be Square! [Sept.4th.]
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2233. ~ Anything goes
[Aug.21st.]
Word Art Wednesday #557/558. ~ AG [Aug.31st.]
Moving along with the Times #145. ~ AG [Aug.30th.] jff
Creative Knockouts #466. ~
AG [Aug.24th.]
We Love 2 Create #wk.8. ~ AG Creative/Mixed Media [Aug.26th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #102. ~ AG [Aug.30th.]

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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Sommerutfordring: Alt er lov! (bidrag#2.)[31.aug.]
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back of frame detail has some
lovely uplifting quotes ♥



Stamps/Images: Hero Arts Bold prints 'Mud cloth' CG711, and MMH0617 Africa themed kit clearstampset.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Hero Arts 'pitch black' and Bazzill black cardstocks.
Embellishments: Notabene twine Ribbon. Washi from Panduro Hobby.
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: Hero Arts 'Sunset landscape' stencil from the MMH0420 Australian themed kit.
Dies: Spellbinders™ 'Gold Corners One SP-S4-393 dies'. Hero Arts MMH1220 'Hope' die.
Essentials/Adhesives:
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape.
Techniques/Mediums: For the watercolored background I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spray stains 'Spiced marmalade' & 'Walnut stain' plus water spritzed onto the paper and air dried. Distress inkpad 'Gathered twigs'.
To heat emboss I first used
Hero Arts 'intense black' inkpad on the elephant, for the pattern i just used Hero Arts embossing inkpad. Heat gun tool & Hero Arts Clear and Gold embossingpowders.
I made a sturdy frame out of a couple of A4 cardboard sheets using a T-ruler, about 18x18 cm, and dressed it in fake-leather fabric (think from Jysk). Then added the diecut corners and picture on the back of the frame.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Tropical Hello! 🌺


🌺 Kortene mine idag er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #235. 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 disse med det kjempeflotte 'Tropical DSP and Floral Clipart Set' 💗

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🌺 My DT cards for this fortnights challenge #235. at Creative Fingers has pretty floral themed papers and cliparts from the 'Tropical DSP and Floral Clipart Set' 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! 😀 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 🌺 tropical cards in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Arty Divas ~ June: Always AG (2nd.entry)[July 19th.]
Creative Knockouts #460. ~ Diecuts and/or Punches
[July 13th.]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ July: AG [July 31st.]
Through The Craft Room Door ~ July 5th.: AG [July 19th.]
A Gem of a Challenge #wk14. ~ AG
[
July 15th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #185. ~ Always AG [July 16th.]
Craftyhazelnuts patt.paper ~ July: AG w. patterned paper! [July 31st.] jff

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🌺 Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Sommerutfordring: Alt er lov! [31.aug.]
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inside detail
and
the back of the cards


Stamps/Images/Papers: Anne Constantly-Carding ~ Craftsuprint! 'Tropical DSP and Floral Clipart Set'. I printed out papers and elements onto Crafters Companion 'Neenah classic crest' cardstock and on Hero Arts 'Hero Hues - Antique ivory' smooth cardstock. HA 'Glitter paper Fall - Copper and bronze' cardstock. Hampton Art white stampingpaper greeting card cardbases and envelopes.
Embellishments: DinFantasi.no 'satinbånd gull' gold ribbon. Washitape 'glitter gold' from Søstrene Grene. DoCraft Paper Mania 'Shimmer dome sticker gold'.
Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score & fold my cards. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: ...
Dies: Gummiapan 'Hello die D160424'. Mama Elephant Creative Cuts 'Cloud Nine'. Whimsy Stamps 'Shapeology Envelope edger Die Set wsd418'. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection 2017 - Holly Lattice Frame CED3125'. Nellie Snellen 'Magic Stamping Card Die Set' Heart die.
Essentials/Adhesives
/Techniques/Mediums:: Bonefolder. High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua shimmer brush 'Midas touch'. Bearly Art precision craft glue.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Under the Sea... 🐠🐟


Har lagd en trio av kort med sommer og sjø tema ~ ganske clean & simple for min type kreasjoner, men tenkte jeg skulle prøve å legge bort distress inksene for engangs skyld.. prøve ut litt andre stilarter. Vi får se hvor lenge det varer! 😉
Kortene er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #234. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema. Jeg er sponsor denne gangen og har både et digistempel og et clearstamp sett som premie! Velkommen skal du være
💗

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

 
 

I have made a trio of cards, with a summer & sea theme as my DT inspiration for this fortnights challenge #234. at Creative Fingers. Theese are very much clean & simple for my kind of creations, thought I would try not using distressing for a change and have a go at other kinds of card styles. We'll see how long that lasts... lol 😉
As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations
. I am sponsoring with both a digistamp AND a physical clearstamps prize this time! 💗

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I enter my cards in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Crafts Galore Encore #100. ~ June: Always AG
(2nd.entry)[July 29th.]
Arty Divas ~ June: Always AG
[July 19th.]
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ June: AG
(2nd.entry)[
June 29th.]
Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero ~ June: By the Sea! [July 3rd.]
Simon Says Monday ~ Beginning with 'S': Summer, Sea, Swimming [June 27th.]
Word Art Wednesdays #549-550. ~ AG w. sentiment!
[July 5th.]

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Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappesyken :-O FB ~ Juni: Sommer! [30.juni.]
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inside detail
&
the envelopes are decorated too!


Stamps/Images: Hero Arts 'MMH0319 kit', 'CM174 Mer-mazing messages', 'CM346 Under the Sea' clearstamps.
Papers: Hampton Art white stampingpaper greeting card cardbases and envelopes. Studio Light 'Ocean view' 15x15 cm. paperpads #PPOV117 & #PPOV118, and 'Summer feelings labels' #EASYSF574 A4 image sheet.
Embellishments: misc. Washitape. Søstrene Grene ~ Anna & Clara's stickers (pearl gems).
Tools: EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Marvy Uchida corner rounder small punch.
Stencils/Embossingfolders: ...
Dies: Hero Arts MMH0119 (rectangle frame die).
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder.
Simon Says Stamps taperunner. High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. 3D foam/mosegummi.
Techniques/Mediums: For once I've tried doing clean & simple cards, so no tecniques or extra mediums this time!