fredag 29. juni 2012

Just Magnolia # 163 Use a Banner!

If you are looking for my candy, click here.

Good morning everyone!
 It's time for a new challenge over at  Just Magnolia hAnglar & stAnglar challenge
Our lovely and talented host this week is Suzan, and her theme of choice is:


This week we are so lucky to have two wonderful sponsors, 
7 Kids College Fund and The Ribbon Girl.
Remember you have to use a Magnolia or hAnglar stamp on your card to be in the draw!

Here's mine. I colored this wedding couple a while back, but I haven't used it beacause I always make wedding cards in white, and the colors didn't go very well on a white card. Now I decided to go for something nontraditional.

I used Magnolia papers, spellbinders, Martha Steward punches and Mulberry flowers. Charms and ribbon from stash. I made the banner just by cutting it out from bazzil and stamping some swirls on it. The DP was a dominating the card a little too much, so I softened it down with some white acrylic paint. Sewing and distres sink on the edges as

Here's my bridal couple. I used these copics to color it:
Skin: E13-11-00-000, Hair: E57-53-51, Dress, flowers, tie: G94-82-40- 21, R 89-85-81, Suit and Tilda's shoes: E 57-53-50, Edwin's shoes: T7-4-1, Shadow: W5-3-1.

 My Banner details.

Something on the inside too.

Hope you are inspired to make your own card for the banner challenge. Pop over to the  Just Magnolia hAnglar & stAnglar challenge blog to see the beautiful creations of the DT and to join the fun. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: 
Charisma Cardz Challenges: #25 Anything goes
Paperplay Challenges: Flag/pennants/banners

Have a great weekend, everyone!

onsdag 27. juni 2012

Midweek Magnolias # 17 Lovely Lace

Good morning crafters!

If you are looking for my candy, click here.

It's time for a brand new challenge over at the Midweek Magnolias! This weeks theme is Lovely Lace, use lace on your project! 
Pop over to the challengeblog to see the beautiful creations of the DT!

Here's my card, another ballerina! I just love this stamp!

I used papers from the lovely Maja Design Vintage Summer Basic, I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink and I used my sewing machine. The swirls along the sides are Magnolia Doohickey's Swirly Lace, the Roses are Mulberry Flowers. Lace, pearls, ribbon an charm from stash. 
I colored my ballerina Tilda wit copics: I used E 13-11-00- 000 for the skin. The hair is E 44-42-41, The dress is B 95-93-91. C1-00 and stickles glitter glue on her tiara to make it sparkle. 

Lots of flowers .The sentiment stamp is ticket stamp from Whimsy stamps. 

I love this ballerina charm. (if you want one- I have two of them in my blogcandy!)

Hope you are inspired to make your own lace- project. Don't forget to link back to the Midweek Magnolias!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Vintageutfordring :# 43 Bruk stempler. Skal være vintage.
Scrapperikets utfordringsblogg:  #53 Vintage
Paperplay challenges: Use a die

tirsdag 26. juni 2012

Live & Love Crafts is open!!!

Hi, Vintage and shabby chic lovers!
Today is the Big Day!!!

I've been following Sandra's hard work to prepare for the opening, 
It's been an exciting journey to see 
all the hard work that lies behind the scenes of a craft store! 
She truly is an inspiration for all of us to follow our dreams!
Thank you Sandra for making me a part of this!

Congratulations on your new store, I'm looking forward to being a part of the 
DT and to have lots of fun in the inspiration and challengblog! 

So let´s go shopping... 
Go visit the store and indulge in all those beauties!!!

(I know you're gonna love it, 
so you might as well bookmark the page:)


mandag 25. juni 2012

Blogcandy- Ended july 25th

Hi bloggers!

This has been a wonderful few months since I restarted my blogging in the month of march . 
Today I passed the 10 000 hits mark on this blog! Yeah!
 I'm lucky to have wonderful followers who kindly levs me such sweet comments and love when I post my cards. 


Since march I have won several top3/5's, I have become a member of 4 wonderful design teams (no' 5 coming up in July!) with lots of sweet team- mates, and I've been a guest designer on two other great blogs! I feel so lucky to get so much feedback from you and to learn so much from you! So I decided it was time to give something back.
Today I put together this candy for one of you to win. (I will ship international).

The candy includes:
- 1 6x6 paper stack of Prima Fairy Belle Collection (48 sheets)
- 4 Magnolia stamps from The Winner takes it all collection (astronaut Tilda, Fly me to the moon sentiment stamp, Moon stamp and Starship stamp)
- Some mulberry flowers.
- 1 pack of American craft large fabric brads.
- Some ribbon and 3 types of lace.
- 12 of my fave charms including ballerinas, butterflies, hearts, and more...
Hope you like it!

For a chance to win you have to:  
1. Become a follower if you like my creations ("candy only" blogs are not accepted)
2. Add the picture of my candy to your sidebar and link it back to my blog.
3. Leave a comment below.
4. Add your name to Mr. Linky.

I will pick a winner on July 25th- one month from now!
Good luck everyone! 


fredag 22. juni 2012

Tilda's Town #6- Baby Edwin

Hi fellow bloggers and crafters!

It's Friday again, and it's time for a new challenge over at  Tilda's Town Challengeblog! 
This time we want you to make a card using

Edwin Only!  

 Link up here for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to Tilda’s Town online Magnolia store,with your Magnolia creation, remember you have to use an Edwin stamp (no Tilda).
Pop over to the challengeblog to be inspired by the wonderful creations of the DT and to join in!

Here's my card:

I used papers from the lovely Maja Design Vintage summer basic. I Used Magnolia Doohickey's Die - Scalloped Stitch Lace and So Wrapped Lovely, QK:.Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Doily Circles die. Cheese cloth, charms, pearls and wax thread from stash. I also used my sewing machine and distress ink for the edges. I created the banner by cutting peaces of the DP. Noe dies there:) The stars are some left overs from my previous hobby: making jewelry. 

I colored sweet Baby Edwin, from the Magnolia princes and princesses collectionwith copics. I used: Skin: E13-11-00-000, R20, Hair: YR 24, E 47- 35- 31, Clothes: B93-91, blender, shoes, shadow and crown: C3-1-00. 

Hope you like it!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Don't forget to pop over to the Tilda's Town challengeblog for the challenge!
Have a great weekend!

torsdag 21. juni 2012

Ballerina in green, bingo and distress

Hi bloggers. 
I made this card, trying to have some fun with my copics. I took Mindy's magnolia class 3 at Color me Creative classroom, and learned how to create a floor and walls around the image. I tried to make my ballerina dance on a wooden floor. Hope you like it!

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under: BINGO. I chose charms- cheesecloth- lace/ribbon.
Magnolia Stamplovers : Distressing (lots of distressed edges here, both torn and inked)
Crafts and me:   #89 Anything goes

I used papers from Maja Design and Prima. Mulberry roses, Pearls on a string from Hjerteboden Bakke, Note stamp from Kreativ hobby, charms and lace from stash, swirl stamps from prima. I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink and my nails (!), and I used my sewing machine. I also used some cheese cloth. The flowers are painted with liquid pearl. Sentiment stamp from Kort og Godt.

Ballerina Tilda colored with copics. I used BG's 90-97 for the dress and E 31-47 for the wooden floor. W's for the shadows and the wall. 
 Some detail photos!

Here's the inside. I used Magnolia doohickeys Tags and spellbinders. 

Hope you like my card! I'll be back tomorrow with my Tilda's Town DT card.
Have a great day!

onsdag 20. juni 2012

DT Call: European Based Vintage Scrappers

Hi bloggers! 
As you might have noticed i recently joined the Live & Love Craft  DT. 
A UK- based vintage style store opening very soon. You can read more about the store and the challenge and inspiration blog here. 

So we're looking for two more DT- members in addition to me, Tina and Karita
Lot's of good stuff for the right person:
DT Packages
Store Discount 
Fame & Glory (exposure) 
Being part of something new and exciting 
Being part of a great team of sweet girls
My Photo
If you're interested, hurry over to the Live & Love Crafts' Inspiration and challenge blog to read more about it! You only have until June 27th!

mandag 18. juni 2012

Magnolia Mania GDT: Bookmark

Hi fellow bloggers and crafters!

It's time for a new challenge over at the Magnolia Mania Challenge! This time the challenge is to make a bookmark. I found a tutorial on the Magnolia-licoius yahoo-group, this easy to make corner bookmark.
Pop over to the Magnolia Mania blog to see the beautiful creations of the DT, and join in! Bookmarks are perfect little gifts! Here's mine:

I used papers from Maja Design, some lace and half-pearls, pearls and wax thread from my stash. the swirls are a peace of the Memorybox heart die.

 Here's the front. I used Magnolia Doohickey's scalloped stitched lace. And I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

 And the back, perfect way to use the minis. I was the lucky winner in the draw over at the Midweek Magnolias a while back, and I received a bunch of minis in a surprise- pack from Magnolia in Sweden! Lucky me! Thank you so much Magnolia and Midweek Magnolias!

Rosegarden Tilda and Tilda catching stars. Colored with copics: I used: Skin: E13-11-00, Dress/pants: B95-93-91, shoes and shirt: C3-1-00. Roses: RV93-91, YG95-91, Shadow:  B60, C00, blender. Stars: YR23, Y21, Y11.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty cardmakers: # 70. No cards, no tags, no ATC's.
Craft you passion: #115: flips and folds.
Scrappeglede i Målselv: Alt er lov

Thank you for stopping by!

søndag 17. juni 2012

Live & Love Crafts- opening candy!

Hello Vintage Friends,

Have you heard….there’s a new online store catering especially for us that will open up very soon… Live & Love Crafts, based in the UK, will specialize in vintage and shabby chic materials. The store is stocking all the products we adore; wonderful papers from Maja Design and Pion Design, and also from Riddersholm Design, a Danish company you may or may not already have heard of. The store will also carry Magnolia stamps and embellishments, stamps from Bildmalarna, as well as beautiful trims, laces and embellishments from Maya Road and Melissa Frances, just to name a few. And as if this wasn’t enough, Live & Love Crafts will also stock a wide range of Ranger products.
I’m fortunate enough to be on the Design Team of this new store and as I’ve been able to take a sneak peak of both the products and the store front, I can tell you that it is a vintage- lovers dream! I adore the charms, the lace, the papers... all my favourites in one place! I'm inspired to create just by looking around!

In order to celebrate the opening of Live & Love Crafts, the following candy with products worth more than £30 has been put together. The candy is open until July, 8th 8PM.

Please hop on over to the Live & Love Crafts’s Challenge and Inspiration Blog for full details on the candy and the store.  

Thanks for stopping by!

fredag 15. juni 2012

Just Magnolia: Purple and White

Good morning fellow crafters and bloggers!

Its Friday morning and it's time for a new challenge over at Just Magnolia. This week the talented Mo  (Monika) is our lovely host, and she has chosen the theme
Purple and White !

Our lovely sponsors this week are StampingScrapping and Crafty Sentiments.
Pop over to the blog to be inspired by the beautiful creations of the DT and join in the fun!

Months ago I found a tutorial for a Magic card, and finally I got around to making one. See Pats tutorial here.  Thank you so much, Pat!

Here's my card:

I used some scrap papers, lots of Bazzil, Mulberry roses, Magnolia doohickeys: Lovely lace and heart swirl,
Pearls, lace and charm from stash. The sentiment stamp is from Kort og Godt.
I distressed the edges with distress inks: Milled lavender. I also used my sewing machine on the DP.

I colored Rose Scent Tilda with copics. I used: Skin: E000-00-13-11, Hair: E49-47-39-37- 35- 31, Shirt and socks: C3-1-00, Pants and flower: V17 and blender. (I don't like V12 and V15 too much because I think the purple turns all pink on me, so I just used V17 for the purple shadows and feathered it out with tip to tip blender with my copics- works like a charm!) Greens: G82-40.
I used the same colors on Tilda With Wrapped heart ,on the inside. The sentiment are rubons fra Norsk Stempelblad/ Ett Trykk. I used spellbinders for the shapes.

A closeup of the flowers.
I hope your this inspires you to stop by the Just Magnolia hAnglar & stAnglar challenge blog to join in!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Ett trykk/ Trykkpressa Juni 2012: Bretteteknikk. (Folding ) Her er det massevis av bretter (se tutorial i link over)
Simply Magnolia: Fancy folds and friendship. My card is for a friend, and the sentiments are Norwegian and means 'sendt with hugs', and on the inside is an encouragement to seize the day.

Hope you like it!
Wishing you a great weekend with lots of ink on your fingers!

torsdag 14. juni 2012

Winter in june

Hi bloggers!

I'm continuing my "distress ink path", and I'm painting like crazy because I looove it. But, man, it is time- consuming! I found one of my Christmas Tildas, for a winter theme this week. I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas challenge: L for Lyrics: Let it snow (trad. chirstmas song).

I used papers from Maja Design, cheese cloth, Magnolia doohickeys: Swirly lace, Flowers and Christmas postmark stamps from Kort og Godt, Snowflake stamps (in white) from scrappers choice, charms and corrugated cardboard from stash. Pearls on a fish-line i bought at Hjerteboden Bakke. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink.

Here's my distress- ink Tilda in Christmas coat.
I used liquid pearls (white opal) to make the "snowflakes".

Some details. I love those flowers!

That's it. Hope you like it. Its the first christmas card of the year!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I'll be back tomorrow with this weeks Just Magnolia DT card.

onsdag 13. juni 2012

Midweek Magnolias DT: #15: Recipe

Hi bloggers!

Hope you are having a great day! Here's my very first Midweek Magnolias DT card!!!
This week the challenge is Recipe:
Use 3 flowers- 2 buttons and 1 ribbon.

Hurry over to the Midweek Magnolias  tho see the lovely creations of all of the DT (both teams). To introduce us new girls the whole team have created inspiration for you. If you play with us  you can be the lucky winner of a secret price form Magnolia, and you can have lots of fun! Can't wait to see what you create!
Here's my card, I hope you like it:)

I used papers from Papirgleders new collection and some scrap papers, Mulberry flowers, Magnolia doohickeys: Heart swirl and  scalloped stitched lace.  The sentiment stamp and postmark stamps are from Kort og Godt and means "congratulations".  
  Lace, buttons and charm from stash.
I also used my sewing machine for stitches around the edges of the DP. I distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

Here-s my Tilda in summer rain. I colored the stamp with copics. I used: Hair : E 49-39-37-35-31, Skin: E13-11-00-000, Dress, boots and umbrella: : B 34-32- 26- 23, blender,  and for the rain  and shadows: C3-1-00.

I sprinkled the swirl and made raindrops around Tilda with  liquid pearls (white opal).

That's it! Have fun playing!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The cutie Pie Challenge: Real or faux stitching

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

mandag 11. juni 2012

Distress ink try- out!

Good evening bloggers!

Inspired by all the talented crafters out there, I've got my heart set on learning how to color with distress inks. I love my copics, and I will never quit using them, but I want to use those distress inks I bought years ago, just sitting there in my drawer... So I've been coloring and coloring... and it's SO HARD! Lucky for me, lots of talented ladies have made tutorials for me to see, but still... it's very difficult. Finally I decided that today is the day I make a card with one of the many images I have colored over the past week. So here goes!
I want to enter my card into the following challenges:

TOMIC: 1st anniversary, Anything goes.
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia:  Your favourite color combo. Mine is pink, brown and white.
Wild Orchid Challenge: Anything goes. I used Mulberry flowers.
So, here's my card (sorry the colors are a bit dark):

The paper is from Maja Design- vintage summer basic collection, I used Magnolia doohickeys: hear swirl, bloomy tag, scalloped stitched lace and lovely fence (man, I'm really addicted to those, I bought the pearls on the string from Hjerteboden Bakke, postmark stamps from Kort og Godt,  and doily, lace, cheese cloth and charm from stash. The flowers are mulberry roses and rosebuds, and I made a flower from lace just by pulling it together with a string from the kitchen cabinet:). I distressed the edges with vintage photo, and used my sewing machine around the edges. That's about it.

Here are some details from the card. You can take out the tag for a personal message.

 Here's my Tilda sending loveletter colored with distress ink. I'm learning, but like I said... it's not easy:)

Hope you like my card. I'd love it if you leave a comment. I'm happy to get any advice on coloring with distress ink.
Thank you for popping by. Have a great week!