fredag 31. juli 2009

FSB...

I got this amazing rubber stamp in the mail the other day, along with some other cuties I orded before I went on my vacation! I just love this one, it brings a smile to my face every time I look at this happy girl! Remember how it was like...when we where young and did cart wheels on a summer lawn... Still enjoy summer, but cart wheels....??? Not so much... LOL! I have made a friendship card, in some very daring color combo, at least for me it is... Orange, green and pink.... !!!!! But a fun image needs fun colors I thought, and went to my Copic Marker box...! It is fun moving outside the comfort zone, every now and then!
I have used the fabulous sketch over at Friday Sketchers Blog. Loved it and I believe I will use that sketch several times. The adorable Image; 'Upside Down' from Sugar Nellie.
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Upside Down, Sugar Nellie, Text- Melissa Frances, Swirl-Stempelglede.
  • Pattern Papers: Maja Design.
  • Embellishments: Mulberry flowers-North Star Stamps, Small roses, and rosebuds. Say it in crystals-prima marketing, butterfly-Karen Marie Klip, Rhinestones, eyelets.
  • Tools: Spellbinders, scissors, SU punch, sponge.
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White gel pen, Distress ink.
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The Weather is horrible, so I will spend a lot of time in my scrap room today...! And Since I have a lot of brand new stamps, I like the horrible weather right now..LOL! New DT envelopes from Motivet and from North Star Stamps are waiting for me too... Lots of goodies!
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Back from our mini-vacation

It has been a little quiet in here, and it is because we went on a little vacation to Sweden. We actually stayed in Borås, the home town of Magnolia....! The only sad sad thing is, Magnolia was closed when I was there... I went home in tears! I was suppose to meet my dear friend SasSa there and go shopping with her.... But SasSa and I have promised each other to meet some other time! We will make it happen! We went camping for the very first time, and we where all excited to see how that would work out, and it was great!!! We loved it, both parents and children! Here are some pics from our trip, and I will be back later today with some new cards I am working on. Our tent:
In the morning we fed the ducks, fun! We also took the drive from Borås to Vimmerby to go to Astrid Lindgrens world. We had a wonderful time, meeting a lot of familiar characters. Rasmus på Loffen Pippi Emil: Takk for at du stopper innom bloggen min! Thanks for visiting my blog!

torsdag 23. juli 2009

DT North Star Stamps ~ Sarah Kay

North Star Stamps is stocking Sarah Kay stamps, from Stampavie. And... she just got a refill with new images... ;o) And she is taking pre-orders for the new X-mas images to come too... I Love this Sarah Kay image, it is so adorable. Here she is handing out green apples on a summer day. The text is from North Star Stamps, and it says "Congratulations"
This card will also be my entry for the Stampavie DT call. I know it is a long shot, but I just have to try... The adorable image; Colored in with Copic Sketch Markers.
And some close up of the decorations...
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Sarah Kay-Stampavie, Text-North Star Stamps, swirl-Stempelglede
  • Pattern papers: DCWV
  • Embellishments: Gardenia-North Star Stamps, small roses, rosebuds. Glitter heart-Melissa Frances, Rhinestones, ribbon.
  • Tools: QuiKutz, MS border punch
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White gel pen.
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mandag 20. juli 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 15


The Sugar Bowl challenge has a great sketch made by Gayle this week, and the options are ribbons and bows.
I have used this beautiful image from the Gorjuss Girl kit #2.
This image is so heartwarming and perfect for a friendship card.

The beautiful text says "To my dear friend", and it is from North Star Stamps.

Click on picture for bigger image.

The adorable image:


Some close up of the flower arrangement:
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Gorjuss Girl image - Sugar Nellie, Text-North Star Stamps
  • Pattern Papers: My Mind Eyes, Maja Design.
  • Embellishments: Flowers, Roses, Rosebuds, Silver Butterfly charm, Rhinestones, Ribbon.
  • Tools: Spellbinders, EkSuccess leaf punch.
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White gel pen.

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søndag 19. juli 2009

Sketch Maniac

I discovered a brand new challenge blog, Sketch Maniac, and it is open for all kind of scrapping projects, as long as you follow their sketches. I love sketches, so of course I had to get in there right from the start. Here is my take on their first sketch. I have turned it around a little bit, but I hope they will reckognize it. Click on picture for bigger image.
I have used the adorable Annie from Charmed Delectable stamps on my card. "sitting pretty"
A little detail.
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Sitting pretty- Charmed Delectable Stamps, Swirl-Prima, text-papirloftet.
  • Pattern Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Maja Design.
  • Embellishments: Flowers, roses, rosebuds, rhinestones, silver charm, ribbons.
  • Tools: Spellbinders, MS leaf punch.
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, LePlume II marker - dark brown.
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lørdag 18. juli 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #39


Oh well have to admit... summertime is not a great scrapping time... lol!
And I don`t think I am alone in this... The blogs and the traffic has slowed down, and people are relaxing in the sun instead. Very healthy!

Today, after my walk, and some chores, I made it into my scrap room.
And manage to make a card for the Whiff of Joy challenge #39.
The challenge is piercing.
I have made a frame around my image using my paper piercing tool.

I have used the adorable Charlotte on this card!
I think she is so cool and strong!

Just love her!

A clean and simple card:
Click on picture for bigger image.


The adorable Charlotte:



A little detail:
The text is handwritten and says:
"for you"

Recipe:
  • Stamp: Image- Whiff of Joy
  • pattern papers: Maja Design, Toga.
  • Embellishments: ribbon, small roses, small rose buds, butterfly- Karen Marie Klip, rhinestone
  • Tools: Fiskar heart punch, EkSucsess leaf punch.
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers.

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onsdag 15. juli 2009

Some Summer Sugar...

Wow it is raining outside....Almost in shock! But I realized it was the perfect weather to stay inside at my scrap room, finally! I have used another sweetheart from Sugar Nellies, Home Grown Collection. Just perfect for summer greeting cards!
The Text is from North Star Stamps.
The Swirl image is from Stempelglede.
Details:
Recipe:
  • Stamps: SugarNellie, stempelglede and North Star Stamps.
  • Pattern Paper: Scrapbook engros, Maja Design
  • Embellishments: Roses, rosebuds, Mulberry flowers, rhinestones, ribbon, silver ornament plate, silver butterfly charm.
  • Tools: MS punch, SU punch, Spellbinders
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White gel marker.
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fredag 10. juli 2009

DT StampARTic ~Perfect Pearls

The Finnish store Askartelupuoti Pia! has generously sponsored our design team over at StampARTic with perfect pearls, so we could try out a technique we saw over at Tim Holtz blog. I got two beautiful shades of blue perfect pearls to play with and here is my DT card for the article: The swirls and the shadow butterfly have gotten a stroke of perfect pearl after stamping. The beautiful text is from North Star Stamps, and it says: "I wish you the best birthday ever!"
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Text-North Star Stamps, Swirl-stempelglede, butterfly-7Gypsies
  • Pattern paper: Maja Design
  • Embellishments: Petaloo flowers, Flower-unik hobby, cornflowers, butterflies-Karen Marie Klip, rhinestones, Say it with crystal-prima marketing, ribbon.
  • Tools: EKSucess Leaf punch
  • Medium: Perfect pearls, distress ink.
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torsdag 9. juli 2009

Purrfect Annie & Kitty...

I have been struggling with my mind around some job related issues, and together with the warm weather, my scrap room has not been as frequently visited as usual... It is amazing how some pondering together with heat can suck the creativity right out of me... LOL! But now things have slowed down at work, and I feel the weight lifted of my shoulder, and headed directly towards my scrap room. The image is the adorable Annie from Charmed Delectable Stamps. I have used colors way out of my comfort zone, but love challenging my self every now and then. Click on picture for bigger image. The adorable Image; Purrfect Annie & Kitty
A little detail; The flower is inspired by Mariannes tutorial in StampARTic.
The inside:
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Image-Charmed Delectable Stamps, text-Melissa Frances, Swirl-Stempelglede
  • Pattern papers: Cosmo Cricket
  • Embellishments: Flowers-Unik hobby, silver butterfly charm, pearls, rhinestones.
  • Tools: Spellbinder, MS Punch, EKSucces punch
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, LePlum marker- black
And now I am off to work on a project for StampARTic... it airs at midnight... ;o) Thanks for visiting my blog!

mandag 6. juli 2009

Baby card

I apologize for making simple cards these days... I think the heat got my creativity... LOL! But it is the west part of Norway and it will start rain again, and the creative part of my brain will start working again! =D This cute baby-boy is a clear stamp from North Star Stamps. The text says "welcome to the world" and is also from North Star Stamps.
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Image and text- North Star Stamps, borders-Melissa Frances.
  • Pattern paper: Maja Design
  • Embellishments: Flowers-unik hobby, rhinestones, silver heart charms, scrappers floss, silver crown charm.
  • Tools: MS punch-leafs
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, LePlume Marker- dark brown.
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søndag 5. juli 2009

DT Motivet ~ Copic Color Challenge


It is still hot here, and still hard to be creative...
But I just can`t leave my stamps alone.. LOL!
Doraline with sunflower is adorable, and perfect for a summer card.

This will be my entry at the copic colour challenge, as they are having brown, yellow and orange as colors this time, and it was just the perfect combination for this image.

I hope you all have had a great weekend, and great weather like we do!


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A little detail:
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Doraline - Motivet, text-Melissa Frances, Swirl-stempelglede
  • Pattern Papers- My mind Eyes, Cosmo Cricket
  • Embellishments: Flowers-unik hobby, silver hearts, beads, silver butterfly, rhinestones, ribbon.
  • Tools: Spellbinder, MS punch-leafs
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White gel pen, LePlume Marker-Black.


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fredag 3. juli 2009

Thinking of you...

Wow it is hot in Norway these days... yaiks!!! I can hardly stay inside and it is hard to be creative too. But tonight I had some playtime in my scrap room, and I got to ink up another wonderful image from Sugar Nellie, Home Grown collection.
The adorable image; Country Garden
Some Details;
Recipe:
  • Stamps: Image- Sugar Nellie, Text and borders-Melissa Frances
  • Pattern Papers: Maja Design
  • Embellishments: Mulburry Flowers-papirloftet, Large Silk flower, silver chain and heart charms, large silver beadcaps, brad frames and half pearls, rhinestones, Butterfly - Karen Marie Klip and small rosebuds.
  • Tools: Martha Stewart punch (leafs)
  • Medium: Copic Sketch Markers, White Marker.
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