onsdag 26. januar 2011

Vintage card - and a present for me!! ;o)

Hi there!

At first I have to post a picture of some stuff I got from my super kind mum yesterday! My parents and some friends of  them took a trip with the Kiel ferry. When they came there, my mom discovered a shop with lots of card embellishments - and since she's the kindest mum in the World, she ran into the store and grabbed some stuff to me ;) Here's a picture of what she found:

 
There's more than 20 meters of different ribbons, doilies, stickers and some cute metal embellishments. She also got me some cellophan papers for my homemade caramels and cookies because it's so hard to find it in shops here. I think it's so generous of my mum to use her money and time to buy my a present when she's travelling - just like I was a little child *lol*

I've also got a card to share with you today. I made it to one of my mum's friend. She's always giving me stuff for my cards - buttons, laces, ribbons and more. I would give her a card as a sign on my gratitude.
I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
* CLP Challenge - Sketch # 32
* Basic Grey Challenges - Flower Power
* Vintage Udforfordring - Vintageproject in colors
* Anonyme Scrappere - Vintage with flowers and laces

Here's what I came up with ;)


The finished card


Details...


The beautiful embossed stamp and the butterflies


The inside of the card - I just loooove these Basic Grey papers! :) And look at the gorgeous ribbons - they were in my present from mum ;)


Supplies:
Stamps: Kreativ Hobby(image) and Panduro Hobby (sentiment)
Ink: Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo from Ranger. Embossing stamp pad.
Papers: Pyrus - Bartlett and Wisteria - Wind Chime from Basic Grey
Others: Nellie Snellen dies. Brown embossing powder from Kort og Godt. Cardstock stickers with transparency from Fun Kingdom. Paper roses. Laces, ribbons. Machinesewing.



I hope you're all having a terrific week and that you liked my creation. Thank you so much for visiting :)

Lots of love,

lørdag 22. januar 2011

* Lucky *

No card from me today, I'm soon going to work but first I had to share some news ;) Yesterday it was "Soldag" in Tromsø - we're celebrating that we're able to see the sun again - the long dark days are ended and that's a good reason to celebrate, don't you think?! ;)
Well, I was supposed to use my day off to go to the dentist (and I did) and to go to the wedding store with my niece. But unfortunately the woman in the store had to cancel :(
But I gave my niece the wedding invitations, and in the evening I got a message from her and her fiancé that they were SO pleased about them!! Hurray!! I was so relieved :)
And I got one more BIG happening to share: My husband's brother and his wife got a cute little girl on the sun day !! Ain't that fab?!
Yes, I sure have many things to smile for today - and therefor I've got a huge grin on my face!!! ;)

I thought I should share these happy news with you all, and thanks to ALL of you that leaves me comments, you make my day you too!!! ;)
Wishing you all a fab weekend!

Love,

torsdag 20. januar 2011

Some colors - and a small amount of glitter...

Hi peeps!
Hurray, I'm almost done with all the 65 wedding invitations! Tomorrow I'm going to Tromsø to the wedding store to look for the Perfect Dress for my niece. I'm really looking forward to that! This year my husband and I have been married for 10 years, this wedding coming up makes the good memories come back ;)

Usually I'm not working on Thursdays, it's the day for the boys and I to do things together at home. But today I'm working some hours to help them out a little. But only a few hours in the evening :) So I've got some time in between everything that has to be done. And I chose to share some pics with you, I've been "celebrating" that I'm almost done with the Wedding Invitations - by making a few colorful creations... (the invitations are all white and boring) *lol*

Both of the creations are made with dp's from the Green Stack from DCWV - I just loooove those papers ;) So colorful, and filled with cheerful images ;)

First, I've made a school notebook for my 8 year old daughter, I couldn't add to much stash onto it, because it would fell off when she's carrying it around every day in her school bag... :) But she loved the book - and that's what counts!!
I'm entering this book into this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday's, which is an open challenge. The only thing to do is to add a butterfly, fairy og angel into your project ;)


The finished book - machinesewed edges, green bling, glitters, chipboardletters and a butterfly


The beautiful butterfly - I've colored it with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and added some glitterglue


The backside with a wise chipboard owl ;)


My second creation is a CAS card - only made by DCWV papers, cardstock, some chipboardletters, buttons and a black pen ;)
I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
* Challenge up your life - Clean and Simple
* Allsorts Challenge - Teal blue and brown


Buttons, chipboardletters a pen and only one kind of dp's can make the cutest cards ;)
Easy, huh?!?! ;)


Button flowers :)


An owl


A beaver - and some closeup of the "pen-stitched" papers


Yes, that's pretty much what I had to offer today... *lol*
Wishing you a happy day - and all the best for the weekend ;)
Thanks for visiting


With love,

mandag 17. januar 2011

Joy sitting among flowers

Hello my friends ;)
Today I had to stay home from work because my 8 year daughter is sick. That means that I've had some time to finish a card I've been working on, in between "nursing" at home ;)
I'll try to make this post as short as possible, because there's many pics...
The card is made for the following challenges:

* Flutter By Wednesday's - Sketch by Carly
* RRR Challenge - Heart theme + a ribbon
* Kort og Godt - White and Blue
* Wild Orchid Challenge - Let's get sentimental
* Sukkersøtt - White/creme and blue
* Pollycraft Challenge - Sweet pastel colours (I would love to join this challenge with one of their fabulous images, but I'm not quite sure if the clock would allow me... And since they're having the full Sonny Honeycloud digi set as this weeks prize, I just HAD to enter even though it's not a fab Pollycraft image...*S* )



My finished card. I'm not quite comfortable with the flowers, I would love to join a class to learn some techniques... Well, I could never be a flower decorator, that's quite sure... Ha ha ;)



A pic from the side


Adorable little Joy


Princess


Flowers - and some acrylic pearl hearts ;)


Some more flowers


I hope your day becomes just as beautiful as you ;)


A writing panel on the back of the card


Details about my card
Size: 6" x 6"
Stamps: Sitting Joy image from Sugar Nellie. Sentiment stamps from Kreativ Hobby
Coloring: Watercolor pencils
Ink: Distress Ink Broken China from Ranger
Papers: KaiserCraft Hideaway - labyrinth (on all card bases), Ursus (blue flowered papers) Bazill carton.
Others: Halfpearls, white open roses and white rosebuds from Kort og Godt. Blue roses from Papirloftet. Butterflies from Karen Marie Klip. Pearlhearts from Ursus. Blue ribbon in Joy's hair, blue flower ribbons from Panduro. Spellbinders label one
Techniques: The card is folded as an easel card. Edges are machinesewed.


I hope you liked my card. Thank you for visiting, and I wanna thank all of you kind people who leaves me kind comments - you really make me smile!! :)

Until next time,

søndag 9. januar 2011

My first Lili of the Valley card

Hi there,
yes - I'm quite busy these days, working a lot and using my leftover time to finish 65 wedding invitations for my niece and her fiancé. There's a lot of work to be done, and there been some unexpected problems coming up. But I guess I'll be able to finish the invitations in a week or two, in between work, housekeeping, cooking and qualitytime with my family.
I love making the invitations, but I've been missing making colorful cards with lots of embellishments. And since a friend of mine turned 30 some days ago, I thought I should take a break from the invitatons and make her a birthdaycard.
In December I won a candy from Maya with a fantastic stamp from Lili of the Valley. I love it!! And I loved to color it up, I was looking forward to play with this fabulous stamp!!! It's named "Christmas candle", but I thought it worked great on a birthday card too ;) I've been playing with Jacque's fab sketch, making this card. I liked the sketch a lot and I'm sure I'll use it more times :)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

* Friday Sketchers Blog- Sketch #136
* RRR Challenge - Something new (my new stamp!!) plus ribbon
* Flutter By Wednesday's - Open, add a butterfly, fairy og angel
* Sir Stampalot Challenge - A Winters tale
* Kort og Godt - White and blue
* Nord-Salten Hobbyklubb - Winter card


The finished card



Look, she's just too cute, huh?! ;)

Just a pic to show some details - maybe you're able to see the Glossy Accent I've added to the candle flame to make a special effect...


Rosebuds and leafes from Kort og Godt, the open roses are from my stash


One of the cute bling butterflies on the sheer ribbon :)


Blue roses from Papirloftet and rosebuds from Kort og Godt


A picture from the card's inside


A butterfly bow ;)




Some details about my card
Size - 6" x 6"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Broken China
Stamps - Lili of the Valley Christmas Candle, Sentiment stamp from Kreativ Hobby
Coloring - Watercolorpencils
Papers - Carton from Panduro Hobby, dp's The Merry Days of Christmas "All Aglow" from My Mind's Eye, Punchinellapaper
Others - Halfpearls, rosebuds and roseleafes from Kort og Godt. Blue roses from Papirloftet, white open roses unknown. Glossy Accents (on the candle), Stickles Crystal and Frosted Lace from Ranger. Spellbinder die Classic Scalloped Ovals and Petite Scalloped Circles. Waterdrop pearls. Mesh ribbons from Europris, the light blue/white sheer ribbons with pearls and butterflies I got in a fab candy from Marielle



I hope you liked my card, I sure loved making it !!
Feel free to leave me a comment, that warms my heart. Thanks for visiting,
wish you all a fantastic and creative new week

Lots of love,

onsdag 5. januar 2011

Godt nytt år!

Heisann!

Aller først vil jeg ønske dere alle vel overstått jul, og et godt nytt år!
Her har jeg jobbet hele jula, og alle dager det nye året. Har ikke akkurat hatt hverken tid eller overskudd til å lage noe... Sånn kan det gå når man skal være med på varetellinger, jobbe ekstra og samtidig prøve å tilbringe tid sammen med sine tre barn og sin flotte mann :)
Først må jeg jo fortelle dere om vårt nyeste familiemedlem :) Barna fikk en overraskelse da de kom hjem fra besteforeldrebesøk siste lørdagen før jul - da var det nemlig en 9 uker gammel jente som ventet på dem. Gjett om de ble overrasket og glade!! :)


Klar for julefeiring


Gøy å leke med barna :)


Det var fort gjort å finne seg et flott klatrestativ i jula! Juletreet ble pakket bort 1.januar - da var husets herre lei av å rette opp et skjevt tre, plukke juletrekuler og passe på så ingen ledninger ble oppspist... Heldigvis at jeg har allergi så vi ikke har ekte juletre!! He he...



Forøvrig så har jeg hendene fulle med å få fullført 65 bryllupsinvitasjoner, bordkort og menykort, så tenker meg at det kan bli litt lite tid til kortlaging framover, men jeg håper å få det til. Har noen ideer som jeg gjerne vil fullføre... :)
Så ønsker jeg dere alle et kreativt og godt nytt år. Tusen takk for alle kommentarer og tilbakemeldinger i året som har gått - jeg håper på mange flere i det nye året.

Klemmer,