søndag 23. oktober 2016

Pink and fluffy

Look look look, I've even colored! It has been such a loong time!

This card was made for a "secret friend" gift exchange
we did at a forum I've used for years and year.
We chose not to know the gender of our baby,
but the recipient of my gift is having a girl,
so it had to be pink, sparkly and fluffy. 


tirsdag 18. oktober 2016

Lacy florals

A quick update from me!
I have hardly been crafting for the past couple of years,
as I have been working full time, being a mother,
and we have had a lot of other stuff going on.
But for the next few months, perhaps I might get more time (and will) 
to scrap, as I am pregnant and having a baby in January. I am on 50% sick leave
right now, so I spend my extra free time relaxing and working on my first
childs photo album. I have a few more cards stored up to show soon,
I have even been coloring! So this might be fun, with a little return to the blog-world.
I hope a lot of my old friends are still here, and perhaps I'll make some new ones?

This card was a quick and simple one made to hang on a gift bag for my friend. 

torsdag 14. mai 2015

Double Lollipop Birthday

These cards was made for a couple of Sofies friends for their joint
birthday party. Again, I just love this way of making cards.
So fast, fun, special, and a great way to spend some of that
left over paper I always have all over my scrap room.

Both cards are made from Maja Papers (and Magnolia pacaging paper),
doilies, and layers of dies. I embellished with lace and ribbons,
and a pearls string. Both cards have two butterfly charms. 

Just love those small charms (see the little, pink one?)!
The numbers are alfas from American Crafts. 

I add some cardboard under each layer, to make it pop out a bit more,
as I dont have 3d-tape. I also make the cards double, with two doilies,
and wrap a ribbon or something around between the doilies to hide the straws inside. 

søndag 26. april 2015

Lollipop Card

Suddently, there was a lot of cards that I needed to make.
Often I have just let my six year old draw a card instead,
but I agreed to make a Confirmation Card for a friend,
and then I think my head was back in the came a bit.
Yesterday was my sister in law's birthday,
and inspired by a scrap magazine I just bought,
I spontaniously made her this lollipop card.
It was so simple, quick and fun to make,
with such a cute outcome, so I made two more today
for Sofie to bring to a double birthday she is invited to.
I'll show those later this week.

What a great way to use left over pieces of paper!
I made mine double, with identical backs,
just wrote a small greeting. I used cardboard
between layers to get more of a pop-up effect, and I added
pompoms between the doilies to hide the straws.
Some ribbon (all from Ribbon Girl), string, charms, a button,
a few flowers and pearls, numbers,
and we're good to go!

onsdag 1. april 2015

Blue Baby Love

Yeah, I'm still alive. And as promised, I will post whenever
I make something. I just make a lot less now, since I am working
so much and have less energy to be creative. I am even late
with my daughters birthday card, but I have started.
When summer comes, hopefully I'll get my scrap mojo back
in time for my long teachers vacation. And who knows,
perhaps I'll be working less later on...? ;)

This card I made for a friend from work who got her first child,
a little boy called Sigurd (very Norwegian!). 

I played a lot with some new dies and papers from Maja Design. 

I got a label maker for Christmas, my bestie pays attention!

The image was colored with Distress Reinkers.
I added lots of Star Dust Stickles, and lots of Frantage.
The letters are covered with Crackle Accents. 

Lots of lace, prima flowers, roses, doilies, fans and crown needles,
cloth and pearl stamens. 

søndag 5. oktober 2014

Baby Boy Baptism

My fiance´s aunt asked me to make a card for
a baptism. This is what I came up with.
The baby´s mother is my fiance´s cusin,
and I was so disappointed when she told me what
she was going to name the baby. Completely irrational,
but Håkon was the name we had as a backup in case
Sofie was a boy, and we always intended to use it if we
ever had a boy. It was the name of his grandfather,
and the middle name of his father, so it would have been
very special to use. But hey, we have no guarantee of
ever having a boy, I'm not even pregnant, so we just
have to be to have a little Håkon in the family. :)

The papers I have used are from Maja Design and Magnolia.
I used a square doily, lace and cheese cloth from Ribbon Girl.
The flag pole is a paper straw, I added a blue crown pin
to the top. 

The big metal corners was embossed,
and I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The film strip and leaf dies are from Tim Holtz. 

The big flower is from Prima. The die swirl-leaf was embossed,
painted white, I added pearls and then covered it with Star Dust Stickles.
I added some acrylic paint to all the flowers.  

I seem to have forgotten how to paint, so I had to try twice to
get a proper image. Guess I need to color more.
I used Distress Reinkers.
Aaand I am totally in love with embossing.
I used a Magnolia Swirl Stamp and embossed white around the edges,
before I added chunky white Frantage and embossed some more...
I also used Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, and Star Dust Stickles. 

The letters are dies from Memory Box. 

lørdag 27. september 2014

Special Friend Gift Bag

I made a gift bag for my best friends birthday gift,
using left over paper pieces and lots of layers.
I also went a little crazy playing with fran-tage,
because I finally invested in a heat gun and embossing products!
I love to make things shabbyer and change how they look,
but I have very little patience in waithing for sticky
paint and glitter that need to dry before the card is finished.
Also I just love the snowy sparkle dusty effect on images,
so I was very eager to test it.

The paper are mixes of left over paper, some Pion and Inkido I think.
I distressed and curled the edges.
I layered with cardboard and cheese cloth. 

The stamp is from Lily of the Vally,
embossed with Black Soot.
I used Chunky White and Black around the edges of the dies.
The die is the Magnolia Dream Tag. The back piece is covered
in white glitter. 

The heart button, lace, pearl  and pearl string
and string are from Ribbon Girl.

I used roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, little fans from Kort og Godt,
a doily, and a little clip from Tim Holtz. The charms was made
and given to me by a friend. 

I also got new swirl dies from Tim Holtz. I used old book pages
and more Fran-tage. 

lørdag 20. september 2014

Royal Celebration Tilda

So I won one of the Comment Magnolia Surprice-pacages from
Magnolia-Licious, and got these stamps (plus one mini Edwin).
I made this card for my sister.

I think the paper is from Prima. I used some old book pages
(and I mean old, the pages have aged naturally!), a doily and some
jute ribbon and lace, both from Ribbon Girl. 

Tilda was colored with Distress Reinkers. Totally out of practice,
so I was not very happy with her hair.
I like the flowers though.
They are from Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchic Crafts. 

This big flower and the glitter gems are both from Prima.
I also used a white leafe. 

I hope all my blogging friends are doing wonderful.
I myself am very busy as I have started working as a teacher
in 7th grade (11-12 year olds). Its exhausting, but I love it!
So even if there have been little blogging, and I dont think it will pick
up that much, I still plan on blogging whenever I make something.
Hope you still visit. :)

I am joining these challenges:
Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Frilly, Lacy and Feminin
Creative Inspirations - Going Dotty
Kort O Mania - Alt går