tirsdag 12. august 2014

Baby Girl Sweetness

So it seems I have been in a blog-hibernation.
Almost two months since my last post.
I have spent my summer working as a maid in a hotel,
very busy work indeed, and very hard work,
so I simply have had little energy left for creativity.

Today I have a day off, and I think perhaps I'll try to
make a card or two. In the meantime I can show you
a card I made earlier this spring/summer for the second
of my baby nieces when she was born. 

The papers are all from Maja design,
and I used several doilies. 

The ribbons, lace, cloth, pearls, string and button are all from
Ribbon Girl.
I also used a swirl die cut from Magnolia,
and the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The teal flower is from
a store called Nille. 

I inked the Magnolia Image up with Distress Reinkers,
misted with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist,
and added Star Dust Stickles. 

A couple of little teddy bear charms. 

The letters are from Prima, and Here is another Doohickey Die Cut. 

søndag 15. juni 2014

Vintage Summer Birthday Tilda

Just a little brag at first:
My exams went very well! Got an A and a B,
and I also got an A for Christmas, so this last year was my very best
yet! I had to get a summer job as a maid in a hotel,
witch is kind of an anti climax when I finished a four year education,
but since there is no teaching to be done in summer...

A woman ordered this card from me for her sister
who turned 50.

Again with the Maja Papers...
Just love pin stripes and dots! 

Tilda was inked with Distress Reinkers,
and I used Star Dust Stickles and Liquid Pearl.

I used a big metal corner, I covered it with gesso and Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

The Ribbon, string, cloth and pearls are from Ribbon Girl. 

The lace and pin note holder is also from Ribbon Girl.
I used my Martha Stewart edge puncher,
and the crown pin and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The letters are from Prima.
The Star is a Magnolia Doohickey, and I tied a heart charm to it. 

tirsdag 10. juni 2014

Butterfly Spring Tilda

One of my fiancees cousins needed a card for the girl he has
his eyes on, so he asked me to make one for him. She's foreign,
 they are meeting in Barcelona, so romantic. :) 

I used papers from Maja Design, Poppydesign and Inkido,
and I used a doily and lace. I added pearls from Ribbon Girl,
and the butterfly is mnade from my Martha Stewart puncher. 

I inked Tilda up with my Distress Re-Inkers,
I think this was a combination of Dusty Concord and Wethered Wood.
I used Star Dust Stickles, Liquid Pearls, and Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.
The letter are from Making Memories. 

The big mint-green-blueish flowers I got at Nille, they are actually for
table decorating. Love them!
The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I used my Magnolia Doohickey Swirl,
and added lots of Star Dust Stickles on them and on the image. 

These Magnolia tags where embellished with left over ribbons
and sentiments from Lili of the Valley. 

(I have it all except Edwin, but lets go with pearls, flowers, doily).
Sia - Butterflies

torsdag 5. juni 2014

For a baptism

This Saturday the first of my nieces is getting baptised,
so I needed to have a card ready for that. 

The papers are all from Maja Design. I also used doilies, and
my Marthe Stewart Lace edge puncher. 

The flowers and pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The rustic heart, lace, cloth and seam binding ribbon I got at Ribbon Girl.
I rarely use my own handwriting on my crafting,
but it will do for this time. 

I added round pearls and flat back pearls to the ribbon, 

Buttons from Ribbon Girl,
and charms on a twine string from RG too. 

I think this big flower is from Prima. I added some Star Dust Stickles,
and a crystal pendant. The leafes are Magnolia Doohickeys,
cut out from an old book page. 

søndag 25. mai 2014

The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge *GDT*

This feels so strange, but I can now announce that (pending on my final grades)
I have finished school! I now hold the title in Norway called
adjunkt, meaning I am a teacher with four years of higher education.
I have to say, I am proud of myself. I actually made it!
Jobhunting is so far not looking up, it was a bit of an anti climax
when I delivered my very last exam for this time, and realised
I am no longer a student, I am simply unemployed.
So I have called around and are on the lists when there are need for subs,
and have applied for every available position.

Today I want to show you a card I made as guest designer 
for one of my favourite stores/blogs, The Ribbon Girl!
This Magnolia Only Challenge we want to see birthday cards.
Easy peasy, and perfect too, as there are some comming up that
I need to get cards ready for.

Ribbon Girl goodies used: 

Tilda was colored With Distress Reinkers,
This time I kept it light. No shading anywhere
ecept her hair. And I still dont like the curls,
they are just impossible. But I guess I have not practiced
my coloring that much lately either.
I added a lot of Star Dust Stickles,
of course. 

I used a letter A charm, and a doily. 

The sentiment is from Papirloftet,
it used to be my favourite scrap store,
but it closed a while ago. 

I got myself some of those paper straws on Ebay,
and I made them into flagpoles using pins from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I love that lace, so I added some on the flags. 


tirsdag 29. april 2014

Water Lily Tilda

This card was made in a real hurry, I used about 20 minutes,
not counting the coloring as that was done earlier.
It was for a girl in Sofie's kindergarten who celebrated her birthday
on Sunday. Her actual birthday was yesterday, the same day that my
newest niece was born! So a Baby Girl card is in the making. :)

The paper I used is from Websters Pages.
I layered with a doily,
and ribbon from Ribbon Girl. 

This is the first time I colored this Tilda,
and while she is super cute,
she will not be a favourite of mine. I dont like coloring her hair,
and over all I found her difficult to paint.
I used my Distress Reinkers,
and tried for soft colors as if it was a summer night. 

I embellished with Orchids from Wild Orchids Craft,
and a Hello Kitty Charm. 

The letters are from Making Memories. 

torsdag 24. april 2014

Birthday Magic *Marvelous Magnolia DT*

First I just want to say thank you to everyone who visit
and comments on my blog, and thank you so much for wishing
me luck on my exams.

So today I want to show you a birthday card
for someone in the family. This card is my DT card for our
Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia. This week it is Anything Goes!
This is the midway reminder, so you have just one more week to enter. :)

I used papers from Maja Design,
a doily and a very broad lace from Ribbon Girl. 

I tried something of the "no lines tecnique", witch I like and have tried
a few times, but I keep forgetting I have nothing to draw her face back on with.
I tried with a pen, and figured it was good enough to use. :)
I colored her with distress reinkers, and misted with Chalkboard
Glimmer mist. I added Star Dust Stickles, and some Liquid Pearl. 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Ribbon Girl. I also used
Starburst stamens from RG, and Doohickey die cuts from Magnolia. 

There is a feather under both floral corners, and I used some pearl
swirl leftovers. 

I added a removable Doohickey tag, with Kort og Godt sentiments
on both sides (and on the front of the card). I embellished it with
seem binding ribbon from WOC, and two charms.
I used star stamps as details on the tag and around the image. 

torsdag 10. april 2014

Create *Marvelous Magnolia DT*

Right now I am at my last week at scool,
I study online and travel to my school three weeks
per semester, and this is my last week of my very last semester.
I just cant believe I am almost done, has it been four years already?
I have applied for jobs and everything,
and I feel both excited to work, scared to death about my last
two exams, scared and nervous about the responsibility about
being a techer and about having to go to an interview...
And so happy to be almost done at the university!
Yes, so many feelings!

Today I want to show you a birthday card for a special someone 
who's birthday is comming up. :)
And again, no flowers! Unless you count the button.
This card is my card for our midway reminder at
This time, we want to se ribbons or bows. 

I used papers from Prima and Maja design,
and a doily behind the image. 

Tilda was colored with Distress Reinkers,
before I sprayed Chalkboard Glimmer Mist over her.

The Doohickey tag is removable, 
and has Lily of the valley-sentiments on both sides.
The angel charm was a gift, I think they are so pretty. :)
I used white string and a white button, both from Ribbon Girl. 

The lightboulb is from Prima, and I added some pearls.
I think the whole card was very inspired by Elaine, in fact!
She makes the most beautiful cards. :)