lørdag 24. juli 2010

Sweet (swedish) summer

We're now installed in our Swedish hotel home for the next week or so and I can finally unwind and catch up online. But no scrapping... yet.. There's absolutely not a single avaliable spot in our room! That's how it gets when four people are eating, sleeping, playing and living in about 12 square metres! :) But right now I don't really care. We've been spending all day today outside in the fantastic summer weather and I've got a dark pink neck to prove it! *lol*

But back to my catchin' up online. Bev at "All the things I love" have this fabulous candy running. Wild Orchid Crafts are launching their very own range of self adhesive pearls and new lace.

Oh, how I wish I could get my hands on theese sweet things!! I guess I'll have to take a number like everyone else.. or just hop over to WOC and buy them myself! ;-)

mandag 19. juli 2010

So much to do, so little time

Bare noen dager igjen til ferien, men jeg nekter å stresse! I stedet har jeg kost meg med å lage dette kortet til en frøken som snart fyller år. Det blir mitt bidrag til de første utfordringene hos Anonyme Scrappere og Wild Orchid Challenge.


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Only a few days left until our vacation, but I refuse to stress! Instead I've been enjoying myself making this card for a young lady whose birthday is coming up soon. It'll be my entry for the first challenges at Anonyme Scrappere and Wild Orchid Challenge.

lørdag 17. juli 2010

One more try


I'm having another go at the sketch at 2S4Y this week. Yeah, yeah, I know I shoud be working on the vacation book, but come on, the sketch is a joy to work with! And with all the fun summer colory papers I found in my stash the other day, who could resist! ☺

torsdag 15. juli 2010

Master of procrastination

I keep putting off making the pages for my vacation book. Normally procrastiation isn't a good thing, but when something else comes out of it, is it really that bad?? ;-) I've made this card for my daughters friends birthday after the latest of the many fabulous sketches at 2S4Y. This week they have the most amazing prize too. The winner will automatically get a spot on their design team! How awesome is that?! I know I haven't even got the slimmest chance of the prize, but it's fun anyways!


tirsdag 13. juli 2010

Det nærmer seg

En dag mindre igjen til ferien og dette er så langt jeg er kommet med ferieboka.


Det går litt for sakte, så nå planlegger jeg en kjempeinnsats de neste dagene. Får håpe det gir resultater!

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One less day until the vacation and this is how far I've gotten with the vacation book. It's going too slow, so I'm planning major effort the next few days. Let's hope it pays!

søndag 11. juli 2010

Snart ferie

Nå er det ikke lenge igjen til også jeg skal ha ferie og jeg kan ikke få sagt hvor deilig det skal bli! Jeg gleder meg som en unge til å sette meg i bilen å kjøre sørover mot (forhåpentligvis) sol og varme!
De siste årene har jeg hatt store ambisjoner om å lage feriebok, noe som har resultert i mange lekre notisbøker, sørgelig tomme for både ord, bilder og minner. Men i år har jeg et håp! Jeg fant nemlig denne ideen i InkyWings bloggen. Slik ser min feriebok ut foreløpig:



Tanken er altså at jeg lager ferdig boken før jeg reiser. På turen kan jeg da bare skrive dagens hendelser rett inn i boka. Jeg vil også lage sider med lommer til å samle kvitteringer, billetter, brosjyrer og andre ting i.
"Boken" er en A5 ringperm, slik at når jeg (en vakker dag) får printet bildene, kan jeg lage nye sider å sette de inn i permen, uten å måtte lage et helt nytt album! Jeg syns ideen er genial, men funker det??

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My vacation is coming up soon and I can't say how wonderful it's gonna be. I'm so looking forward to getting in the car and drive south towards (hopefully) sun and warmth! The last few years I've had great plans about making a vacation book, which so far has resulted in numerous fancy notebooks, sadly free from both words, pictures and memories. But I have a hope this year. You see, I found this idea in the InkyWings blog. This is how my vacation book looks for now. The idea is that I make the book before I go. Then on the trip I can just write down the events straight into the book. I'll also make pages with pockets where I can keep reciepts, tickets, flyers and other stuff. The "book" is an A5 binder, so that when I (some day) print the pictures, I can make new pages and put in the binder without having to make a whole new album! I think the idea is brilliant, but will it work??

lørdag 10. juli 2010

Lykke er...

... å elske og bli elsket, lyder teksten på stempelet fra Stempelglede. Det syntes jeg var ganske passende på et kort til min kjære mann på vår ellevte bryllupsdag.
♥ Elsker deg, kjære! ♥



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Happiness is to love and be loved, is the text on the stamp from Stempelglede. I thougt it was appropriate on a card for my darling husband on our 11th anniversary. Love you, hon'!

fredag 9. juli 2010

Barnslig bursdag

Nok en overraskende bursdagsfeiring. Denne gangen til en mann som begynner å bli voksen, men har god kontakt med sitt "indre barn"! ☺ For første gang (tror jeg) er kortet ikke dobbelt, men jeg syntes det fungerte ganske greit! ☺


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Another suprising birthday party. This time for a man who is becoming an adult but is in touch with his "inner child"! ☺ For the first time (I think) the card isn't folded, but I thought it worked out just fine! ☺

torsdag 8. juli 2010

Godtatt

Siden jeg forkastet mitt første forsøk på et sommerkort, ble det lite tid til å lage et nytt, men dette er det jeg endte opp med. Og i farta glemte jeg selvfølgelig å ta bilde av kortet, så jeg må bare beklage den dårlige kvaliteten på bildet. Det ble tatt med mobilkamera i solskinn med kortet inni cellofanpose.


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Since I recjected my first attempt on a summer card, I didn't have much time to make a new one, but this is what I ended up with. And in the hurry I forgot to take a picure of the card, so I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. It was taken with a mobile phone camera in sunshine with the card in a clearbag.

onsdag 7. juli 2010

Forkastet

Dette kortet lagde jeg i utgangspunktet på bestilling etter skissen i utfordring #30 hos Sketchy Colors. Men når det var ferdig syntes jeg ikke det passet til mottakeren og heller ikke bra nok til utfordringen, så det havner i den foreløpig slunkne bunken av kort jeg forhåpentligvis får solgt etterhvert.


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I made this card originally by order from the sketch in challenge #30 at Sketchy Colors. But when it was done I didn't think it was right for the recipient and not good enough for the challenge, so It'll go in the tiny pile of cards I hopefully (eventually) will sell.

tirsdag 6. juli 2010

WILD orchid crafts


Will you look at this ginormous candy from my favourite flower supplier, Wild Orchid Crafts!! The reason for this overgenerous candy opportunity is the launching of their brand spankin' new challenge blog, Wild Orchid Challenge. Here's a quote from their site:

"The challenges will all be based around using embellishments on your cards, so you don’t have to be a stamper to take part."

Which is fantastic news for me, since (unfortunately?) I'm not a stamper. Weeeee, I can hardly wait for the first challenge that starts at Monday 12th July!

mandag 5. juli 2010

Resirkulering

Det er en første gang for alt, sies det, og dette er mitt første dorullkort. Bestillingen lød på et "artig" kort, men det falt meg ikke inn å spørre om kunden mente "haha-artig" eller utenom-det-vanlige-artig. Jeg gikk for det siste, men må ha sveipet litt innom "haha-artig" også, for mannen min lo godt når han så det og fikk vite hva det var laget av! ☺



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It's a first time for everything they say and this is my first "toilet paper tube card". The order was for a "funny" card, but I never thought to ask if the customer meant "haha-funny" or "extraordinary-funny". I went for the latter, but must have swept by "haha-funny" too, cuz my hubby laughed when he saw it and found out what it was made from! ☺

søndag 4. juli 2010

Ryddedag

Noen påstår at rot på arbeidsbordet vitner om en kreativ person. Det kan så være, men når det er så mye rot at det ikke engang er plass til skjærebrettet, blir det ikke mye kreativt! Men nå er det ryddig og kreativiteten kan flomme fritt igjen! ☺
Dette kortet er laget etter skisse nummer 100 hos min favoritt inspirasjonskilde, Kortskissen.



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Some people claims that clutter on the work desk is proof of a creative person. That might be, but when there's so much clutter that there's not even room for the paper trimmer, it doesn't get very creative. But now it's tidy and the creativity can flow freely again! ☺ This card is made after sketch #100 at my favorite source of inspiration, Kortskissen.

lørdag 3. juli 2010

Sykelig produksjon

Nå skal jeg ikke si at det ene henger sammen med det andre, men jeg har altså blitt forkjøla og på to kvelder har jeg til sammen produsert ikke mindre enn fem kort! Om det nå skulle være noen der ute som tenker at "det var da ingenting", så skal dere vite at jeg vanligvis kan bruke flere dager bare på ett kort!

Men jeg kan ikke ta æren for produktiviteten helt alene. Det er enkelt å være kreativ når skissene hos bl.a. 2S4Y, Sketchy Colors og Kortskissen er så herlige å jobbe med! Dagens titt er altså laget etter skissen i utfordring #30 hos Sketchy Colors. Det blir også mitt bidrag til Scrappekammerets utfordring #10.



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I won't claim that one is related to the other, but I've got a cold and in two nights I've made no less than five cards all together! If someone's thinking "now, that's nothing", then know this: I usually spend several days on just one card!
I can't take all the credit for the productivity alone, though. It's easy to be creative when the sketches at 2S4Y, Sketchy Colors and Kortskissen (amongst others), are so wonderful to work with! Todays peek is made from the sketch in challenge #30 at Sketchy Colors. It's also my entry for challenge #10 at Scrappekammeret.

torsdag 1. juli 2010

Til bestefar

Et kort til en mann som har alt og ser lite. Detaljer og små mønster var uaktuelt, jeg kunne likevel ikke la være å sette litt "bling" i hjørnet. Kortet er laget etter Lauras skisse #55 2S4Y denne uken.


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For my grandfather. A card for a man who has everyting and sees little. Details and small patterns were out of the question, I still couldn't help myself and put a little "bling" in the corner. The card is made after Laura's sketch #55 at 2S4Y this week.
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