tirsdag 31. desember 2013

My top 10 for 2013- Happy New Year!

It's time to welcome a new year! 2013 has been an eventful year for me. With lots of amazing things going on, and some tough times too. But all in all it's been a wonderful year for me! I hope life will treat you kind this new year! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me your sweet comments. They mean so much to me! Hope to see you around in 2014!

Crafting wise I have been looking back at what I made this year. I still love the Magnolias a lot, but I have been exploring different kinds of images too. I have been cutting down on my DT's this year, but I am still on the Ett Trykk, Copic Marker Norge, the Midweek Magnolias and Unik Hobby DT's (so I won't be bored anytime soon!) Thanks to all my wonderful DT-collegues- you are making crafting so much fun!  

Here's my top 10 (in no particular order) :)

I made this card for the Mideweek Magnolias in January. I love this cute Tilda, and the colors on this card. I have been challenging myself with my copics this year and I had lots of fun doing it.

I made this calendar for my last challenge post as a LLC DT member. I love the vintage heaven that is Sandy's store! 

I made this card for Anonyme Scrappere. I love this older Tilda. I made this card in quite a hurry, but it turned out to be one of my favorite cards this year. I do love pinks and vintage ... lol.

I was so proud to be asked to join the Copic Marker Norge design team. This is the first card I made for CMN. This Saturated Canary image is one of my favorites to color.

I made this card for my niece's confirmation. She means a lot to me, so I kind of put my heart into this card! I love this fold and the beautiful papers. 

This card was a remake of one of my first magnolia cards I made in 2007. So much fun to see how I have change my style and coloring skills have improved ... and how much I still love pinks...lol.
I made this set for my sister when I learned she was having another baby. I wanted to surprise her with a little gift and card.

This is penholder I made for Ett Trykk Magazine when we made an article on recycling. I made this from old boxes and cardboard from around the house. 

I think I chose this frame for my top ten because I love this picture of my 7-year old so much:) 

I have been watching you-tube videos and exploring the no-lines technique of coloring (thank you Zoe!). I love the soft look it gives, and this is my new obsession...lol. Here is a gift bag I made for christmas using this coloring technique.

And finally- I had to have a wedding card on my top  ten this year- don't you think;) 
I do love coloring with distress inks, and this fold is easy and fun to make. This one I made for the card making day blog hop over at the Ett Trykk blog.

 Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I'd love it if you leave a comment saying what you think- which one do you like? 

Time is like a flowing river, no water passes beneath your feet twice, 
much like the river, moments never pass you by again, 
so cherish every moment that life gives you 
and have a wonderful New Year!

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mandag 30. desember 2013

GDT Paper Nest Dolls

Good morning friends and followers,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I've been busy celebrating, so not much time for crafting the last few days. But yesterday I finally had some time to sit down with my markers and papers! Feels wonderful.

I am guest designing for the Paper Nest Dolls today. Here's a card I made using Mariannes double tag card tutorial. The super cute image is Princess Ellie with Frog, I just LOVED coloring her beautiful hair!

The papers are by Maja Design, from the Vintage Autumn basic collection. I used Spellbinder dies and Martha stewart punches. Roses are WOC and I added some liquid pearls around the image. 

I had lots of fun coloring this awesome hair and dress, using the no lines technique.
Copics used:
Skin: E23-21-11-00-000, Hair:  E09-13-15-18-23-59,  Dress: BV25-23-20, V99, RV95-93-91. Frog: G99-94-82-21, Gold: YR14-24-20, Y17, E35. Shadows: W5-3-1-00

The card is folded from a big circle, and I made two tags for the pockets. The image is on one of the tags.
 Both tags and card. 

Pop over to the Paper Nest Dolls to see more of these cute stamps.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy new year everyone! 

Hope your new year is filled with good health and lots of wonderful opportunities! 
Hope to see you around here to...lol:) 

Crafty hugs, 

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mandag 23. desember 2013

Merry Christmas: three christmas cards

Good morning friends and followers!

I wanted to wish you all a merry christmas.
We will spend the day making the last preparations for tomorrow. In Norway we celebrate christmas on the 24th. So by tonight everything must be ready:)

I am so lucky to have you taking time out of your busy lives to stop by my blog and leave me lots of lovely comments every week!  You really encourage me to continue to post and explore new ideas! I love visiting your blogs, you all inspire me so much! Thank you so much!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! 
Hope you will have a wonderful time with your loved ones!

I made these cards for Ett Trykk Magazine earlier this year,  (I actually made these in july!) I thought I'd show them to you today:

The design papers are Maja Design, sentiment stamps by Norsk Stempelblad AS, Postmark stamps are Kort og Godt. 
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, Hearts by Prima, Pearls are Kort og Godt – Halvperler, the gorgeous lace is from the Live and Love Craft store.
Dies used are all Spellbinders.

I colored this Tilda with my Copics. Colors used: 
Skin: E13-11-00-00 (Cheeks E93), Hair: E29-27-25-23-21, W7, Dress: B99-97-95-93-91, Wings and tights: W7-5-3-1-00, E44-43-42-41. Shadows: W5-3-1-00

 The papers are by Maja Design, flowers and berries are Kort og Godt, The sentiments are Norsk Stempelblad AS  and the postmark stamp is by Kort go Godt.

  Dies by Cheery Lynn Designs. I used my Silhouette Cameo for the shape of the card. 

 Here's a closeup of the image. I colored the Magnolia Snowy Tilda, with distress markers and pads. I used frontage, shabby white, around the image to get that snowy feel to it.

My final card today is a vintage one. I went all crazy with the frantage on this, lol.
Sentiment stamps by Norsk Stempelblad AS, desingpapers are 
Pion Design.
The Frantage is by Stampendous Shabby White, The branches and berries are by Kort og Godt, the lace is from the  Live and Love craft store, and image by Pion Desing. The red berries are by Magnolia, I used lots of dies too: 
Spellbinders, Marianne design and Go create. I also used a Martha Stewart edge punch.. 

Here's a closeup of the poinsettia with lots of frontage on it:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Wishing you a magical christmas!
lots of hugs, 
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lørdag 21. desember 2013

Christmas gift holder

We continue our countdown for Christmas in our advent calendar over at the Ett Trykk blog. It was my turn to post today, and I used 
Camillas birdhouse tutorial from the  February edition of Ett Trykk to make this gift box for a colleague of mine.

Here's the front.  I used a pointsettia die instead of a heart like the tutorial said. I also made the house a little bigger to fit some more candy:)  

The lid opens on one side, and I filled it with chocolate candy.

Easy to make and a cute gift wrap.

Materials used:
Maja Design - Design paper
Spellbinder - Pointsettia dies
Magnolia - Lovely fence dies
La La Land Crafts - Heart banner die
Ranger - Distress ink (walnut stain)
Norsk Stempelblad AS - tekststempler
Unknown - currogated cardboard 

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight! 
Have a great weekend!

Crafty hugs, 
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Last minute gift idea

Hello peeps, 
I want to show you a bookmark I made for the advent calendar over at Copic Marker Norge today.

I made a bookmark to go with a book I'm giving as a gift.
They are easy to make, and you can go with any size or style you like.
I just  used a punch on the top and bottom of the piece of card stock and design paper. Add a twine with a couple of charms in one end and attach it to the top of the bookmark...voila:

The image is from Saturated Canary.
I printed it in light grey to get the no-lines effect.
Skin: E21-11-00-000, R32-30 (cheeks), W3-1-00 (glasses),
 Hair: E29., sweather and cup: BV25-23-20, W3
Violet: V99-95-93-91-000
Books: YR24-23-00, E77-74-71-70, E35-31-30, W5-3-1-00
Skirt and table: W5-3-1-00
Dotted background: W1-00, C00, B60

Papers by Maja Design.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you like it!
Stop by later today for my Christmas birdhouse!

Crafty hugs,
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onsdag 18. desember 2013

One more Adventcalendar

Hello friends and followers,
I wanted to show you a second advent-calendar I made for Ett Trykk Magazine. I found a tutorial for this over at Din Fantasi. I made this for my daughter this year. Every day she finds a new riddle in one of the drawers. If she can guess the right answer she will find a small gift to open. We have lots of fun with this every morning. Now it's only a few left...

I used the beautiful Pion Design papers and white bazzill card stock to decorate the box. 

The drawers are made from 24 matchboxes glued together. 

Some details.

Materials used: 
Pion Design Silent Night 6x6, Church, Borders og Winter. 
Creative Charms – Vintage brads, 
Panduro – brads
Live & Love Craft store – Shabby Seam Binding, snowflake ribbon
Unknown – charms, sentiment stamp
Norsk stempelblad AS - Sentiment stamps
Kort og Godt – pearls and twigs, 
Martha Stewart – edge and corner punches, 
24 matchboxes,
 Magnolia – spruce and snowflake dies, 
Quick Kutz – olivia numbers dies. 
Tim Holtz-  Crackle paint, picket fence 


Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a creative evening!

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søndag 15. desember 2013

Small Gift bag for christmas.

Good morning peeps,
I guess you are busy getting ready for christmas, like me. We are baking, cleaning, buying and wrapping presents, decorating... it's busy but I do love this time of year! My daughter and I are having lots of fun doing all the preparations and counting down the days.

Here is a giftbag I made for the Ett Trykk Magazine advent- calendar #15.

Very clean and simple using the image as the main decoration.

Here's a closeup of the Magnolia image. This stamp is so cute!
I stamped with grey ink to get the no-lines effect and colored with copic sketch markers:
Colors used: Skin: E25-21-11-00-000, R32-30
Hair and shoes: E49-44-25-23-09, W5-3
Sweather: W7-5-3-1-00
Pants: E37-35-33-31-30, BV23
Greens: G99-94-82-40, BV23
Reds: R89-46-27-22, BV23

Here it is front an back.

Materialer brukt:
Maja Design- Design papers
Magnolia - image
Stampendous- Fran-táge embossing enamel
Martha Stewart - Punch around the page Cherish og Himalayan snowflake punch
Spellbinder  - oval dies 
 Copic sketch markers
Tim holts- clip
Papridesign -Pearls
Unknown - sentient (backside) 

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Totally Tilda: #86 Anything goes
Tildas Town: #83 Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Enjoy your sunday! 

Crafty hugs, 
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