Friday, July 7, 2017

Believe in Dragon Magic!

 
Rick St.Dennis er vår fantastiske sponsor denne utfordringen hos Creative Fingers #134., og mitt DT bidrag er et kort med en søvning liten drage! Såååå søt ♥ Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

"Those who don't believe in Magic will never find it."
- Roald Dahl -

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #134. at Creative Fingers has a supercute sleepy dragon motif from our sponsor Rick St.Dennis, and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Sparkle and Glitter RSD #2. ~ Metal! [July 7th.]
Crafts Galore Encore #43. ~ Anything goes [July 31st.]
Sweet Stampers #8. ~ Dies and/or punches [July 8th.]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4. ~ Creature add*GDT[July 30th.]
Crazy Challenge CCH#252. ~ Animals! [July 16th.]
Pile It On! #132. ~ Primary Colors! [August 5th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrap from your heart #11. ~ Alt er lov! (bidrag#2.)[28. Juli]
Hjerteboden ~  Juli: alt er lov (bidrag#2.)[31. Juli]

 
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Stamps/Images: Rick St. Dennis ~ RSD digistamp 'Sleepy Dragon'. Kaisercraft 'Enchanted garden'. Norsk Stempelblad AS ~ Ett Trykk 'Art journaling 3. RS-34B'. Hero Arts 'MH0617 June 2017 Kit - Safari bird stamp', and from the 'MH0517 May 2017 kit' I used the blue shiny metallic ink. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl).
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstocks, the blue one is Bazzill Bling. Plain white cardstock.
Embellishments/Tools: Heart charm unknown. Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Festive Collection 2017 'Noelle Frame CED3126'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Fleur De Lis Squares'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Unknown gold brown thread.

Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers, and the new Oxides, to watercolor and distress image and papers. Rangers Glossy accents. Misc adhesive tapes.

I recently got a very cool Hunkydory - For the Love of Masks stencil named 'Noble Knights & Naughty Dragons', just perfect for my RSD dragon card! 
The fabulous metallic gold shine that's all over, is Viva Decor's Inka Gold '901 gold', and I applied it with the best tool ~ my finger ;) NB: ALWAYS use a spatula or something to pick up some inka gold onto your craft mat/plastic surface ~ don't put your finger directly in the box, or you will get mould! Plus don't add water in the box unless it has been boiled = sterile water. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

a Pirate's Life for me!


Papirplanetens utfordring #19. ~ for juli mnd. har 'Maritimt ~ bruk puncher og/eller dies' som tema. Du kan finne flere av stemplene og dies jeg har brukt hos Papirplaneten, linker nederst i bloggposten. Vi håper føler deg inspirert til å delta med dine kreasjoner hos oss ♥ Jeg har visst hengt meg helt opp i temaet og glemt å bruke punch og dies, med mindre innsiden teller.. Arrrgh ;) 
Rammen på forsiden har jeg lagd selv, tegnet opp en øy-lignende form med blyant først og så skar jeg ut med skalpell på en selvhelende matte.

http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/2017/07/juli-utfordring.html


I have made a pirate themed card as my DT-inspiration for this months challenge at PapirPlaneten, an norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe. Our theme for july is 'Maritime'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations, but the main prize is only shipped within Norway ♥ 
The island shaped frame I have drawn randomly with a pencil and cut out with a scalpel on top of a selfhealing mat.


http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Addicted to Stamps #151. ~ Summer/Beaches [July 6th.]
World Wide Open DT Ch. #23.
(2nd.entry)[July 12th.]
Colour Crazy Wk.26 ~ Anything goes
[July 14th.] 
Brown Sugar #257. ~ Anything goes [July 6th.]
Crafty Creations #344. ~ Always AG! [July 4th.]
Simon Says Stamp Wed. ~ Anything goes [July 11th.]
Pile It On! #131. ~
Fancy Folds and/or Birds! (2nd.entry)[July 1st.]
 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrap From Your Heart #11. ~ Anything goes! [28. Juli]
Kort o Mania #179. ~ alt er lov [31. Juli]
Hjerteboden ~ Juli: alt er lov [31. Juli]

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Stamps/Images: Bombshell Stamps 'A Pirates Life', 'Bombshell Angel', and 'Holiday Accessory'. Viva Las Vegas Stamps 'VLVS Pirate Map 11011'. Kort & Godt 'S-236'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). the 'Imagination rules the world' stamp is unknown, if u know it please let me know the company in the comments!
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Prima Marketing designs 'Almanac' A4 Paper stack. Karen Foster designs 'Pirate collage'. Pion Design 'Shoreline treasures - Botton of the sea' 6x6 designer paper.
Embellishments/Tools: Kaisercraft Selvklebende diamanter '776 - Bronze'. Creative Expressions 'cream' selfadhesive pearls. DoCrafts PaperMania 'gold' shimmer dome stickers, and adhesive 'silver rhinestones. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities Grand Dies 'Labels One'. 


Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Rangers Glossy accents.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fairy & Toad Step-Up card

 
Denne gangen har vi to kjempeflotte sponsorer ~ Bugaboo Stamps & Rebecca Sinz fra ElvenStar Art ~ for Creative Fingers sin utfordring #133.  
Må bare beklage at DT bidraget mitt er en par dager på etterskudd, har hatt mye plager med hendene mine. (psoriasis++) Skulle ønske jeg var god på å lage kjappe clean & simple kort, men dette motivet fortjente absolutt mere tid og bling! ♥ 

Jeg har brukt et Sweet Pea Stamps gummistempel fra Rebecca Sinz. Motivene hennes kan kjøpes som digitale stempler på etsy, og dette motivet fins som 'Coloring Page Printable Fairy Toad Frog Fantasy Art'. 
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


Sorry for beeing a couple days late with my DT card for this fortnights challenge #133. at Creative Fingers. Having dealing with alot of health issues lately, and my hands has been very painful (psoriasis++), super difficult to craft when you can't bend your fingers ;) 

We are again so lucky to have two sponsors: Bugaboo Stamps & ElvenStar Art ♥ and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations!


I bought a new fun Balloon Step-Up Sizzix Die (it's on sale right now!) and thought it would be perfect to use with the toad and fairy ♥ The round shapes on each fold is actually meant to have balloon diecuts on them, but it can be used for many themes :) 
You can see the designer of the die Stephanie Barnard show it here on youtube.
The gorgeous IndigoBlu gilding flakes has been added to the diecuts the quick and easy way ~ super strong adhesive tape! 
Think it must be the most time consuming card I've ever done, started it a week ago! Although it's an easy fold card to make with the sizzix die, cranking the bigshot was the worst on my hands, and was only able to spend 15 minutes in my craftroom at a time. On the bright side, it turned out very pretty! :)

My main motif is a rubberstamp from Rebecca Sinz, the artist behind ElvenStar Art. It's an old Sweet Pea Stamp, but they have since closed shop, and are not so easy to find anymore. She sells some of her motifs as digistamps and coloringpages (find the fairy toad image here) in her etsyshop linked below :)

https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/ElvenstarArt

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
World Wide Open Design Team Ch. #23. ~ always AG! [July 12th.]
The Fairy and The Unicorn #4. ~ AG mythical opt. Summer Solstice! [June 30th.]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #3. ~ Anything goes w. critters! [June 29th.]
Crafty Animals #3. ~ Anything Goes [June 28th.]
Crafting With An Attitude #28. ~ anything goes! (entry#2.)[June 26th.]
Crafting by designs ~
Animals! [June 28th.]
PIP #1725. ~ anything goes! [June 26th.]
Pile It On! #131. ~ Fancy Folds and/or Birds! [July 1st.]

EDIT: I was in the Top 5 at Crafty Animals, thank you so much! ♥ And I also got best technique recognition at World Wide Open DT ch. :)

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Stamps/Images: ElvenstarArt ~ Rebecca Sinz rubberstamp from Sweet Pea Stamps 'Fairy Friend'. North Star stamps 'Valentine tekster & kjærlige hilsner'. Kort & Godt 'M-260'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Misc. Bazzill & CoreDinations cardstocks. Plain white cardstock.
Embellishments/Tools:
Sizzix Framelits 'Balloons Step-Up Card 23pk Dieset' by Stephanie Barnard. Thinlits Die Set 'Detailed Butterflies Mini' by Tim Holtz', and Framelits 'Basic dies 658300'. Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection ~ Autumn Morning 'Garden Vines' Die. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/WRMK) 'Butterfly KS-0172', 'Bugs mini RS-0063' & 'Flourish CC-BDR-001' 12 Inch die. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Creative Dies Craft essentials from Craftstash A6 Stencil 'Leaves'. Nille Memories rhinestone gold blings. Sense adhesive white flower border. Daisy Bucket designs 'vineyard' natural cotton ribbon.
Techniques: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers.

 I used super strong adhesive tape Scor-Pal 'Scor-Tape Double Side Adhesive Sookwang 5inch x 27yd' (SUPER HUGE roll I got on Blitsy, on sale right now!) and Indigoblu IndigoBlu 'Megaflake Chocolate Box' gilding flakes. Wink of Stella glitter brush pen 'clear'.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Squirrel Summer Greeting

 
Så, endelig er sommern kommet til Nord-Norge også... Men huffameg, det så varmt at jeg smelter vekk! Hetebølgen fra Russland kunne jeg gjerne ønsket søringene fikk istedenfor oss.. Kroppen min tåler ikke 26+ grader (og 35 i sola!), er allerede plaget av hormonelle hetebølger, så jeg må bare beklage til alle som er hoppende glade ~ for jeg ønsker denne hetebølgen var over NÅ ;) 
Huff. Rett fra kjøleskap-tempraturer til sydenvarme.. Glad jeg har en isbit maskin og ei svær elektrisk vifte ♥

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers #152. fra vår sponsor Wink Wink Ink. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


The summer has finally arrived in northern Norway, and I am not well pleased... It is too darn hot! It's a russian heatwave sweeping over us, and beeing used to refridgerator-and-freezer-temperatures so far this year (wich suits me just fine having hormonal hot flashes and issues), it is too much to take in. 26+ degrees in the shade and about 35 degrees on the sun-lit porch (not going out that way for sure)... I am melting! Could not have preservered without my big electric fan and ice-cube-making machine ♥

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #152. over at Creative Fingers has a supercute squirrel motif from our sponsor Wink Wink Ink, and as always it is an 'Anything goes theme'. You are more than welcome to join with your creations ♥


https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/WinkWinkInk

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Addicted to stamps #149. ~ Animals! [June 10th]
Crafting With An Attitude #28. ~ Anything goes
[June 25th.]
WOW Embossing Powder Ch. June ~ Heat embossing
! [June 30th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #126. ~ Emboss it! [June 13th.]
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor June ~ Masking [June 30th.]
Lemon Shortbread #43. ~ Anything goes! [June 18th.]
 

EDIT: I was the winner at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb, thank you so much! ♥ 
I will be so happy to receive gorgeous designerpapers from their sponsor PapirDesign!
Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #158. ~ Embossing! (bidrag#2.)[30.Juni]
Hjerteboden ~ Juni: Gå planken! [30.Juni.]


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Stamps/Images: Wink Wink ink 'So Blessed Squirrel'. Kort & Godt 'S-176'. Papirloftet cs 'sommerhilsen tekst segl'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl bröllup' & 'Tildas bi'. Hero Arts 'Woodgrain' Bold prints Background by Lia Griffith. All-occasion 'Elegant Occasions' stamp set. 
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock.
Embellishments/Tools: Panduro Hobby 'bordeaux dekor kit' (bling and paper flower). Prima 'Got flowers?'. Sandylion tapeworks butterflies washi. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Creative dies 'Ornate frames DIOB0049' matching the
5x5 embossing folder 'Elegant occasions' set from All-occasion (free in a Simply Cards & Papercraft #161.)
Marvy Uchida punch 'corner rounder small 1'.

Techniques: 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. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and image. I masked the squirrel and added a tree texture behind him. Then doodled a lot with my Pigma micron felt tip black marker. Rangers Glossy accents, and clear embossing powder. Colorbox cats eye inkpad 'Chestnut roan'. Wink of Stella glitter brush pen 'clear silver'.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Shabby Chic Wedding card

 
Papirplanetens utfordring #18. ~ for juni mnd. har 'Bryllup ~ bruk blonde og/eller bånd' som tema. Du kan finne flere av stemplene og dies jeg har brukt hos Papirplaneten, linker nederst i bloggposten. Vi håper føler deg inspirert til å delta med dine kreasjoner hos oss ♥

Mitt kort er i shabby chic stilen, og som hoved motiv har jeg brukt et av mine absolutte favorittmotiver til bryllup ♥ Har lagd mange kort med dette stemplet fra Kort & Godt, spesielt etter jeg fikk MISTI'en, og det plutselig ble lett og få et fint, jevnt trykk. 3-4 stemplinger med grå pute, og en gang med versamark puta, klart embossingpulver og så varme-embossing ~ for å gi kortet et litt mere eksklusivt preg :)

http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/2017/06/utfordring-18-bryllup.html


This shabby chic themed weddingcard is my DT-inspiration for PapirPlaneten, an norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe. Our theme for june is weddings, lace &/or ribbon. You are more than welcome to join with your creations, but the main prize is only shipped within Norway.

The main motif is a stamp from Kort & Godt, and it's one of my most used, especially for weddingcards. The heat-embossed silhouette looks so gorgeous in real life, hard to capture in the photo. I would not have been able to get such an impression without my MISTI ♥ took 3-4 stampings to get an even look, then once with the versamark, clear embossingpowder and heat tool. And it stamps perfectly each time :)
http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/


I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Crafting By Designs ~ June Anything goes
[June 25th.]
Glitter n Sparkle #241. ~
Anything goes [June 3rd.]
Simon Says Wedn. ~ Anything goes [June 6th.]
Lemon Shortbread #42. ~ Anything goes [June 5th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #58.
~ Always Anything Goes [June 2nd..]
Classic DT Open Ch. #15. ~ Always AG +DT creation! [June 27th.]
 

EDIT: I was one of the 'Best Technique' winners at Classic DT Open June challenge, thank you so much! ♥ 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrap from your heart #10. ~ Bryllup [27.Juni]
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #158. ~ Embossing (vant m. bidrag#2) [30.Juni]
Kreativ Scrapping #6. ~ Bryllup [26.Juli]
Scrappegarasjen #35. ~ Kom mai du skjønne milde (=tid for bryllup) [9.Juni]

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Stamps/Images: Kort & Godt 'M-151' & 'M-165'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Pion Design - Från mitt hjärta II 'förgët mig ej' (forget me not). Joanna Sheen Non-Shed Silver Glitter Card.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Decorative Labels 22', 'Labels One s4161', 'Majestic Labels 1' and Grand Dies 'Labels One'.
Funfoam / 3D cushion. Misc. unknown lace and webbed ribbon. Red Liner Ultra High Adhesion Tape.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. To distress edges of the papers I used Prima chalk ink 'Old road' by Ingvild Bolme. Stamping with Ranger dye ink pad 'Cool graphite'. Versafine 'Onyx black', and Versamark. Rangers Clear Embossing powder. Heat tool. Perfect pearls mica from Ranger.