onsdag 22. juni 2011
torsdag 16. juni 2011
Have a great weekend, I'll be back before you know it! ;-)
For the challenges at Crazy 4 Challenges C4C91 and Cupcake Craft - Cupcake 146... Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy
mandag 13. juni 2011
Some cards are more fun to make than others and I really enjoyed making this one, without knowing excactely why. Could be because my creative daughter made the sketch. Or because the patterned paper matched so well, and was free since it came with a magazine I bought recently. Or because I used the edge punch I love so much, but hardly ever get to use. Or because I got to use my new Distress Ink Dusty Concord ink pad I just got in the mail. Or because I got to try out embossing with colored ink.. and embossing without color. Or simply because I like the colors in the card. I really don't know, but this was a real "happy card" for me.
Added bonus since it matches the challenges at NSHK #31 Barnebursdag, Sukkersött #128 Tenk rosa and Paper Sundaes #73 Girly Girl.
søndag 12. juni 2011
I've previously posted about my love for Magnolia papers that I love so much I can't afford to use them. Well, I've found a new love in the papers from Kaisercraft and these I can't help but to use! I ordered a huge stack from USA since many of the 6x6 pads aren't to be found in Norwegian stores, and I can already say that my next order is right around the corner. Aren't these just yummy!?
lørdag 11. juni 2011
Dette blir et bidrag til Paper Sundaes - Let's get sentimental.
In risk of repeating myself, another lift today. I had a customer who wanted to buy this card, but for various reasons I couldn't sell that exact card, so I made a new one, almost identical. Slightly lighter background and a different colored bow. I love the sentiment with Goethe's quote, and I use it for all kinds of occations. *lol*
This is an entry for Paper Sundaes - Let's get sentimental.
torsdag 9. juni 2011
I discovered that there's not enough hours in a day a while ago, but just now I realized how little time left until I'm going on a trip. Not holiday just yet, but not far from it either! ;) So I have to try and find the time to do everything I should do before I leave, and try to make sure nobody's bored while I'm out having fun! *lol*
tirsdag 7. juni 2011
Mitt bidrag til Anonyme Scrappere #23 - Barn/baby.
My entry for Anonyme Scrappere #23 - Barn/baby.*
lørdag 4. juni 2011
Det er kanskje stilrent, men jeg brukte bokstavelig talt timevis på dette bryllupskortet. Først var det teksten, som jeg brukte emboss resist på. Enkelt nok, men det tok litt tid å bygge opp den fargen jeg ønsket. Så skjærte jeg det ut i en firkant, men etter å ha skjært av millimeter her og der i flere runder, fant jeg ut at jeg heller ville ha hjerteform. Så jeg gikk inn med saksa, og frihåndsklipping er ikke min sterke side, så jeg gikk over med sandpapir på kantene for å slipe vekk alle små ujevnheter.
Så stemplet jeg kantene på basen med et stempel fra settet On the Edge fra Autumn Leaves (nok et stempelsett jeg hadde glemt at jeg hadde!). Tok litt tid det også, bare fordi jeg ikke klarte å bestemme meg for hvilken sverte jeg skulle bruke. Endte til slutt opp med Fluid chalk i fargen Grey Whale.
Så var det tyllsløyfa da. Jeg fikk litt sansen for dem etter å ha brukt en på dette kortet, men de er søren meg ikke enkle! Mulig det er fordi jeg er ekstremt nøye og vil ha hver eneste brett og rynke helt "riktig". Det tok meg i alle fall tre forsøk og to bytter av blomster.
Og som "krona på verket" fant jeg ut helt til slutt at jeg ville ha med en liten charm, og å lirke den på plass uten å ødelegge sløyfa, var en liten utfordring!
Men det ble da ferdig til slutt, og det blir mitt bidrag til KK 19 - De store merkedagene.
It may be clean, but I literrally spent hours on this wedding card. First the text that I used embossed resist on. Simple enough, but it took a while to get the shade of color that I wanted. Then I cut it out in a square, but after several rounds of cutting millimetres here and there, I found out I wanted the heart shape. So I went in with the sciccors. And freehand cutting is not my strong side, so i went over the edges with sandpaper to smooth it out.
Then I stamped the edges on the base with a stamp from On the edge stamp set by Autumn Leaves. (Another set I forgot I had!) Took a little while too, just because I couldn't decide what ink to use. I landed on Fluid Chalk in the color Gray Whale.
And then the tulle bow. I got the taste for these things after using one on this card, but they're sure as h*** not easy to make! Might be because I'm extremely particular and want every ruffle and fold just right. In any case, it took me three tries and two changes of flowers.
And for the "cherry on top", I decided I wanted a tiny charm, and wiggeling it in place without ruining the bow was a challenge!
But it's done, and it'll be my entry for KK 19 - De store merkedagene.
fredag 3. juni 2011
The second day of the first month of summer really gave a good taste of summer here. And a couple of days off in the middle of week makes life good! But I have a couple of cuties that knows how to make the most out of the day by getting up (unreasonably) early in the morning, so I got in the mood to do a thing I've been thinking about for a long time, and that's to decorate a notebook that I'll be using for my card sketches. There's a lot of post-its and loose papers floating around so it's about time to get them all in one place. The sentiment in the top is the famous quote by Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it. I also included the words Inspire and Create. Let's hope it'll be full of inspiration. At least it makes me happy to look at! My favourite colors purple and turquoise, and a piece of a satin ribbon that has a very special meaning to me. Can't wait to start filling it!
torsdag 2. juni 2011
Dette er til utfordringen hos Sukkersött 126 - Vis oss din stil.