Saturday, August 6, 2016

the Traveling Gnome


Om du kjenner meg eller har fulgt bloggen min så vet du jeg er veldig glad i alle ting Fantasy, og det stilige gnom-hovedmotivet er et digistempel fra Fabrika Fantasy, som er en av to flotte sponsorer i den nye utfordringen hos Creative Fingers #114. Vår andre sponsor er Conie Fong ♥ Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og utfordringen vil vare i 4 uker denne gang, så det er god tid til å være med! 
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php

Hadde helt glemt av å sette dato på noen av bloggpostene jeg hadde klare for sommern, så det har vært veldig stille her i bloggen.. Tilogmed en bloggcandy gikk ikke live når jeg hadde tenkt! Så etter litt endringer så kommer det flere prosjekter fra meg ~ og en mulighet til å vinne en kjempeflott bloggcandy! ♥


For our new challenge at Creative Fingers we are lucky to have two sponsors, Conie Fong and Fabrika Fantasy who gave us lovely digis to work with ♥ 
The fun little gnome from Fabrika is on his way to many fantastic adventures I'm sure, but first he's making an appearance in my art journal :) 
We're on summer schedule still, so it's a four week long challenge, and you are very welcome to join! #114. We always have 'Anything Goes' as a theme :)
 

By the way, it's been very quiet on my blog this summer, and it was not intended! I actually had three posts in drafts, and totally forgot to make them go live.. One which is a fabulous blogcandy too! I will have to change 'em up, and post later on, but soon-ish :)

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

 

My art journaling spread have gotten a keepsake pocket, and I've made sure everyone knows who's book it is with some dymo-tape. The shiny golden stuff everywhere on my pages is the amazing box with gilding wax you see here on youtube called Inka Gold! I simply LOVE the stuff! ♥ I always use my finger to apply the wax, but not directly from the pot .. or there will be a moldy surprise next time u open it! ;)
The pocket got a little window with an embossed acetate, and above it you can see one of my doodle flower digis. The stenciled tim holtz flower has even more gilding, Indigo Blu flitterglu and Winter Dawn gilding flakes ~ that flew everywhere with a mere breath :)


I enter my art journal spread in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
A Vintage Journey ~ August: Stencil it! [Sept. 1st.]
As You Like It ~ Fave Papers: DCWV Once Upon a time! [Aug. 10th.]
This paper collection is absolutely a favourite, and I always sigh to myself whenever I 'use up' another paper from my stack.. they're just SO pretty and all fantasy themed with dragons and fairies and storybooks! ♥
Tuesday Throwdown #305. ~ Tic-Tac-Toe: flower, marker, ribbon/twine!
[Aug. 8th.]
Crafty Ribbons #163. ~ AG with Ribbons! [Aug. 9th.]

Creative Knockouts #153. ~ fave color combo: Brown & Green & earthy hues! [Aug. 9th.]
Art-Journal-Journey ~ August: Nature's Wonders!
[
Aug. 25th.]
 

Scandinavian challenges: [slutt dato] 
Hobbygarasjen #39. ~ Bruk Dies! [25. Juli]
Hjerteboden ~ Juli/August: alt er lov! [31. August] 


Stamps/Images: Fabrika Fantasy 'Traveling Gnome' digistamp. Digi Doodle stamps by Tindaloo (that's me!) 'Doodle flower'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz 'Lost n Found' clearstamps.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. FabScraps 'Expedition'. DCWV 'Once upon a time' 12x12 paperstack. Kaisercraft Storybook coll. 'Bookplates'.
Embellishments/Tools: Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Cuttlebug 5x7 Embossing die Tim Holtz 'Clockworks'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels One'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Washitape from Panduro Hobby. Eyelet Outlet - misc. dotlets and eyelets. Nille Memories brads. Misc. ribbons unknown. Kremmerhuset 'Jul/xmas' ribbons and Dymo-tape. Tim Holtz Idea-ology 'Borderline' masks, and the 'Wildflower' stencil. Viva Decor Inka Gold gilding wax 'copper'. IndigoBlu - FlitterGlu Kit in Box - 'Winter Dawn Megaflakes'. Linda Design safetypins from Papirgleder.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). 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 also used my ProvoCraft Silentsetter for my eyelets. I re-used the plastic acetate from packaging, and the charms were originally on a bracelet I cut apart :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

60's Retro Card


Dette flotte retro motivet er fra Lemon Shortbread som er vår sponsor hos Creative Fingers #113. Den andre generøse sponsoren er KJArting
Som alltid er det 'Anything Goes', som betyr 'Lag-hva-du-vil' på vår utfordringsblogg, og du er hjertelig velkommen til å delta  :)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread



My card today is all retro with a fab 60's rock & roll girl ~ I imagine she looks very much like my mum did back then ♥ from our sponsor Lemon Shortbread in challenge #113. over at Creative Fingers! We are so lucky to have two sponsors this time, the second one is KJArting who you can find here :)
The Theme is as always 'Anything Goes', create whatever you wish, and you are most welcome to join in! :)


http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Lemon Shortbread #19. ~ Always Anything Goes [July 18th.]
Little Miss Muffet #141. ~ anything goes [July 13th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #37. ~ anything goes
[Aug. 4th.]
Crafts Galore Encore
#31. ~ anything goes! [July 31st.]
Southern Girls ~ Floral Frenzy! [July 19th.?]
As you like it ~  Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils! (2nd.entry) [July 18th.]  
I love to watercolor! My favourite technique is mixing Tims Distress inks with twinkling H2O's. Love the shine! I usually use the pads onto a plastic sheet and pick up with a brush, but sometimes I use the reinkers or the markers too. I also have inktense pencils and other coloring supplies, but distress inks and twinks are the best ♥ 


Scandinavian challenges:
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #142. ~ Blomstereng/Blomster! [31. Juli]
Hobbygarasjen #38. ~ alt er lov! (3.bidrag) [25. Juli]


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Stamps/Images: Lemon Shortbread - 60s Rock and Roll Girl. IndigoBlu 'Circle Dot background'. Kort og Godt 'M-260'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. DCWV 'Retro prints' 12x12 paper stack. Prima marketing inc. 3x4 journaling squares by Iron Orchid designs.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Imperial Gold ehancing elements Squares 1 - S4-410'. QuicKutz (LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Retro squares' Embossing Folder A2. Joanna Sheen Signature dies 'Leaves and stamens SD005'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. Misc. gemstones.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). 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. Hero Arts ombré inkpad 'light to red royal'. Ranger ink Distress micro Glaze. Glossy accents. Viva Decor - Inka Gold 'Orange' ~ I LOVE this stuff ♥ So creamy and shiny!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tilda with Cozy Heart ♥


Papirplanetens utfordring for Juli og August #8. har Sommer som tema! Det passer jo fint :) De herlige motivstemplene jeg har brukt på kortet er fra Magnolia, og de fleste av dem kan finne her hos Papirplaneten. Vi håper du blir inspirert til å delta! ♥

Ser det ut som om tallerkenen hun sitter på er omgitt av oppvask-skum? Fikk en idé om å bruke Tilda Lace die til nettopp det *lol* 

Den nydelige forgyllingen på rammen er IndigoBlu Megaflakes, som ga meg litt hodebry.. Du kan nesten ikke puste når du holder på ellers flyr flakene over hele bordet og deg selv. Så ut som tingeling når jeg var ferdig på scrapperommet for kvelden ;)  Og Flitterglu'en som påføres først er så 'sticky' at man kan kun ha det på en stencil eller et stempel i noen øyeblikk før det må legges i vann, ellers får du litt aven jobb med å skrubbe av limet! Men resultatet blir så fint at det er verdt litt kaos! Neste gang skal jeg ha et vannbad rett ved siden av der jeg holder på, tatt lærdom av youtube ~ demo by Kay at CHA.

..a FRIEND listens to the words, but can also hear the heart..

I just adore Magnolia stamps ♥ This card is my DT inspiration for PapirPlaneten, an all norwegian challengeblog and craft shoppe, and the theme for July & August is Summer! :)
Does it seem like the dinner plate she sits on is surrounded by dishwashing foam? I have the Tilda Lace die and got the idea that it kind of looked like it could be foam *lol*
http://papirplaneten1.blogspot.no/

I used the amazing Indigo Blu MegaFlake gilding on the frame, for the first time I might add, and oh my! What a sticky mess!!! And whatever you do - DON'T breathe! Or it will fly everywhere ~ I looked like tinkerbelle afterwards *lol* 
But it looks awesome ♥ 
Next time with a bit more caution though... I used it first on a tim holtz flower stencil (such a pretty result for a future project), and I took my time dabbing glue into all the little gaps of the stencil.. which was very bad apparently! It only took a minute before the glue was too sticky on the stencil that I couldn't get it off when I took it to wash in the sink!
 
I ended up probably spending 15 minutes getting it almost all off by scrubbing and nearly damaging the tiny details in the process.. I've been educating myself on youtube now ~ demo by Kay at CHA ~ so I will be sure to have a tub of water next to me and only dab for 10 seconds before hurling it into water ;)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
lovely hÄnglar or sweet Magnolia #135. ~ add Blue! [July 15th.] 
Deep Ocean #132. ~ colors of Summer! [July 11th.]
Crafting by Designs July ~ Anything goes [July 25th.]
Creative Knockouts #148. ~ all about the flowers!
[July 6th.]
Simon Says Wed. ~ Anything goes [July 6th.]
As you like it ~  Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils [July 13th.]  
I love to watercolor! My favourite technique is mixing Tims Distress inks with twinkling H2O's. Love the shine! I usually use the pads onto a plastic sheet and pick up with a brush, but sometimes I use the reinkers or the markers too. I also have inktense pencils and other coloring supplies, but distress inks and twinks are the best ♥

Scandinavian challenges:
Hobbygarasjen #38. ~ alt er lov! (2. bidrag) [25.Juli]
Kreativ Scrapping #6 og 7. ~ Sommer og Sol! [26.Juli]

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Stamps/Images: Magnolia stempler 'Tilda with Cozy Heart, Tildas fugler (fåglar), Vintage Dinner Plate, Flower With Ladybug, tildas bi, copyright, astrar'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Kort og Godt 'M-193'. Ett Trykk - Norsk Stempelblad CS 'tekst07'. Panduro Hobby Clear Stamps 'Hjerter'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Studio Light 'My Botanic garden' 15x15cm. paperpad. Panduro Hobby 'Card Background' pp.
Embellishments/Tools: Magnolia die 'Tilda lace'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'Nesting Lace Squares DC0158' and 'REV Cookie Cutter nesting SQUARES-01'. Spellbinders Frameabilities 'Scalloped Edge Frame'. IndigoBlu - FlitterGlu Kit in Box - 'Winter Dawn Megaflakes'. Marvy Uchida punch 'corner rounder small 1'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). 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 to watercolor and distress image and papers. Glossy Accents. Wink of Stella 'clear'.
I also used my new big crush, the My Sweet Petunia - Misti Stamping Tool to merge tilda onto the dinner plate with masking. Perfect!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Imagine.. Alien Love Monsters!

..We come in Peace.. / ..Vi kommer i fred..

Hehe! Det Måtte bare bli et sci-fi kort med dette motivet! Hadde med meg favoritt kruset mitt inn på scrapperommet for å få inspirasjon til fargeleggingen. En tidligere brevvenninne fra Riga i Latvia sendte meg det over 15 år siden ♥ Hadde faktisk over femti brevvenner en stund.. men så begyndte jeg med scrapbooking og ble hekta på kortlaging, så ble det dessverre ikke tid til brev lengre... dessuten var det så lite å skrive om etter jeg ble ufør ;)
Noen av diecuts'ene og det ene monstret blir et senere prosjekt.


De morsomme monster motivene er fra Bugaboo Stamps, vår sponsor i denne ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #112. Og som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema :)


http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/ 

My DT card for this fortnights challenge #112. at Creative Fingers is full of alien monsters! As always it is an 'Anything goes' and you are more than welcome to join with your creations.
I luv all things sci-fi and just one look at this fun image from our fab sponsor, Bugaboo stamps ~ I saw cute little aliens! :)

If you take a look above in my scraproom pic, u will see my fave mug from an old penpal (a girl in Riga, Latvia), which inspired the bright colors. It's actually more than 15 yrs old, the mug! Once I had 50+ penpals, but the crafting took completely over as my main hobby ♥ ♥ ♥

Had a few leftover monster and aliens I didn't end up using, so there will be a similar themed project soon I think!
 
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/
I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends On]

Cardz 4 Guyz #125. ~ Movies: Close encounters of the 3rd kind! [June 28th.]
Simon Says Wed. ~ add Shimmer (H2O twinks+Wink of Stella) [June 28th.]
Crafting With An Attitude #16. ~ Anything goes
[June 26th.] 
Pile It On #110. ~ Old (clearstamps) New (memorybox) Blue (paper)
[June 26th.] 
As You Like It ~ Fave Die: the Crafts Too Circle die set [June 29th.] 
http://www.crafts-too.co.uk/acatalog/Crafts_Too_Cutting_and_Embossing_Stencils-p3.htmlIt is my most used one at the moment. Don't know how I managed before this awesome set of 24x dies! The largest of the dies I can't fit through my BigShot, but there are 20+ that does! I've used the dies on theese cards, and u can get it from the GlitterPot and lots other shops :)
 
Scandinavian challenges:
Card and scrap #120. ~ Dies
[28.Juni]
Hobbygarasjen #38. ~ Alt er lov
[25.Juli]
Kort o Mania #155. ~ Puncher eller dies
[30.Juni]


EDIT: Got picked in the TOP3 over at As you like it & at Cardz 4 Guyz!


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Stamps/Images: Bugaboo Digi Stamps 'Love Monsters' (and colored not used My Lil Monster Cute'). Cats Pajamas CS 'I ruff you'. Scrappy Cat CS 'Inspirations Sayings'. Pink Cat Studio 'Robot SROB' rubberstamp set.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Prima Marketing inc. 'Youth' collection 6x6 paperpad.
Embellishments/Tools: Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Memory Box Dies 'Groovy Symbols'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) 'UFO RS-0638', (and not used diecuts 'ALIENS KS-0641'). Bosskut die 'Flying Saucer 0945'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). 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 to watercolor and distress image and papers. Glossy Accents. Wink of Stella 'clear'.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lil Bookworm Fairy ♥


Først av alt, beklager min sene bloggpost, har hatt mye vondter i det siste, og spesielt i fingerleddene, så jeg har stort sett vært fraværende fra blogg og scrapperom.. Så dere får unnskylde at jeg er så dårlig på å kommentere rundt på bloggene deres, jeg vil prøve mitt beste ♥
Hvis du lurer på hvem som vant min BlogCandy, så rull litt lengre ned! :)

Mitt DT kort for Creative Fingers #111. har et nydelig motiv fra Ching-Chou Kuik ♥ Hun var tidligere en av designerne til Sweet Pea Stamps (og jeg har utrolig mange stempler fra henne i gummi!) og nå har hun sin egen etsy butikk med digitale stempler :) 
Vi har to flotte sponsorer denne gangen ~ CCK og Digital Paper Craft. Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema :)


http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.no/


First of all, so sorry for beeing so absent in commenting on all your lovely blogs ♥ My fingerjoints has been so stiff and achey lately, and don't get me started on migraines and lower back pains.. so I haven't been very active online or in my craftroom.. Do hope for better days soon! :)

If you're looking for the winner of my latest blogcandy I have let mr.random do the honors! drumroll please.... scroll a bit further down!...
 
My DT card is for this fortnights challenge #111. at Creative Fingers feautures a pretty motif from Ching-Chou Kuik ♥ She's always been a favourite of mine, got lots of rubbers from when she was a designer for Sweet Pea Stamps. I'm happy that she started selling her digis on etsy when SPS closed down!
We are once again so lucky to have two sponsors: Digital Paper Craft & CCK who both gave us lovely digis to work with, and as always the theme is ~ Anything goes. You are very welcome to join us! :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
2CraftyGirls #21. ~ ColourCombo ~ Brown,orange/red,green [June 22nd. blog missing?]
Little Miss Muffet #139. ~ Always Anything Goes
[June 15th.]
Through the Purple Haze #103. ~ Use A Die And/Or Punch [June 14th.]
Crafting By Designs ~ Once Upon A Time! [June 14th.]
Lemon Shortbread #17. ~ Always Anything Goes [June 19th.]
Retarte #78. ~ Anything goes
[June 13th.]
Eureka Stamps #196. ~ Things with Wings! [June 13th.]
Pile It On #109. ~ Tic-Tac-Toe! (emb./img./die)(2nd.)[June 11th.]


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For the winner of my
~ Happy iNSD BlogCandy! ~
.LeeArts. blog
Congratulations! ♥ You'll receive an email from me shortly :)
All those who didn't win, I'll have a new blogcandy up in a month!
 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcckStamps/Images: Ching-Chou Kuik 'Lil Bookworm Fairy'. Sweet Pea stamps CCK 'The Dragonfly' and 'The Koi' text stamps.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock and misc. paperscraps. Fancy Pants designs 'All fall' 8x8 paper pad. Basic Grey 'Manila' 6x6 pp. FabScraps 'Antiquarian/Vintage books'.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels 4 S4190'. Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Nille memories washi tape and brads. Prima marketing inc. flowers. Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine #148. 'Beautiful Rose' embossingfolder, and SCPC#134. Creative dies 'Dragonfly stamp set'. Bosskut '0511 Mini Tags IV'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). 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. Wink of Stella clear glitter brushpen. Ranger Glossy Accents.