fredag 29. juni 2012

Wish upon a star

My mother in law turned 50 yesterday,
but she has been away, so I finished her card today,
she is coming home tomorrow.
There will be a big party for her next weekend,
with her sons and some nephews in their band covering
some of her favorite songs. There will be a bit of Rolling
Stones, and a whole lot of different stuff.
Its going to be FUN!
Tomorrow there will probably be some cake-eating,
so I have the card ready. Well, Its actually a bag,
but I still dont know what we are getting her,
so I`ll do the last fitting later. ;)

I used papers from Maja Design.
I tried to keep it light, and use not to much stuff to make
it heavy or dark.

The image is colored with Distress Reinkers.
I used some Star Dust Stickles, and Liquid Pearl. 

I used some Magnolia Dies flowers,
and squeezed in some roses.
The brads are Papirloftet, and the roses and stars
are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I used some butterfly charms, twine and pearls from WOC,
lace from Ribbon Girl, Magnolia Tags,
and my Martha Stewart Punch. 

tirsdag 26. juni 2012

Second Birthday

Another layout from me.
I was so happy, I just had to go scrap a bit.
Want to know why?
I got the grade of my last exam today,
and I got an A!! *bragging* My very first since starting university.
I feel so proud and relieved. I also passed my other exam,
got a respectable C. Damn physics almost screwed me,
so I`m just happy I passed.

I have had this "image" laying on my scrap desk for 16 months now,
it is the birthday greeting my mother in law put in the newspaper for Sofie.
In Norway its very common to put images and a greeting in the local
newspaper for children and round birthdays for adults.

So finally I made a page with it,
inspired from the great sketch at Once upon a...Sketch.

The papers are left over pieces from Pion, and I think it was a
little piece of Maja Design in there too.
I used a doily, some lace, flowers from WOC, Prima and
a few unidentified ones. Swirls from Prima too. 

The letter is from Prima, its a bit of a short title.
I really suck at making titles.
I got some new clips from Tim Holtz, love them!
I also used some lovely pins that I got from a sweet friend. 


torsdag 21. juni 2012

Can I ride my bike?

These pictures of my daughter riding her three wheel bike,
with her new pink heart shaped bucket, I took earlier this month
when it was nice and sunny. We where going to visit the
girl next door for Sofie to play with.
The house in the background is where we live now.
Its VERY orange, but cosy. I love the area around our house,
see the old dirt road, I get all sentimental and remember how
it felt running on roads like that in my bare feet as a child.

You know I`m a cardmaker, I rarely try layouts anymore
because I just cant do it right, I feel.
It never gets the way I want it. I guess I need other kinds of embellishments
to decorate layouts. An excuse to shop?

This time I got so inspired by Ingvild Bolmes challenge
at Scrappehuset. She want to see us use a series (2+) of images,
and one is the background, and the other are cut outs,
and comming out of the image. Then we are to embellish
to make the area around fit with the images.
I have loved that style for a while, with the cut out
pictures and making the LO look like a fantasy world,
so I just had to try. 

And look at this. Normally I use some sort of amazing paper,
and then I cover it all up with flowers. This time:
No patterned paper, and no flowers...
I think something is wrong with me!

Here is another one of my problems in regards of doing layouts.
I do not have a photo printer! But I really wanted to make this,
so what do a scrapper do? We take what we have.
So the images are simply regular copy paper.

I used a nest with eggs and branches with leaves from Prima.
The letters are from American Crafts and Loopy Lou.
I used a doily, a couple of tags, some buttons, a tag envelope,
and a piece of cardboard from packaging.
The butterflies, twine and stars are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The hanger is from Tim Holtz.
I also used a couple of zipper-thingies,
and some acrylic paint with some magic mesh as
a stencil. 

søndag 17. juni 2012

Blowing Bubbles (+ candy winner and new candy)

At last, summer holiday!
All things school related are done,
now I just have to wait for my grades. Aaarg. :S

I colored this image earlier, and yesterday I did the rest of the card.
It is for my sisters birthday in two days,
this is the same sister that just had her Confirmation.
She will have a bunch of Tilda-cards before she gets old. ;)
Inside this card I will tell her that for her birthday,
I am taking her to the movies to see  Breaking Dawn Part 2,
when the time comes, and the popcorn is on me.
We`ll make a girls-weekend of it. :)

I use a ton (like six?) doilys for this card.
Wanted a lot of lace, a bit vintage look, but it turned out shabby.
The papers are the new Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.
I dont know why I even bother with the papers,
I`m so stupid and cover them up every time.
Just cant help myself, when I get going with the embellishments
there is never enough.
The letters are from Prima.

I used some gorgeous corners that I got from my girlfriend Bonnie.
I have some crystal stamens from WOC, they are barely visible.
The  baby pink roses are new, I was almous out so I had to fill up a bit.
Love the color! All the roses are from WOC, as well as the little pearl
stars I have sprinkled all over. 

I used a couple of pieces of lace, some flower-ribbon that I cut
out to use invividually, and three big flowers from Prima.
I just adore the Corinne Collection, I am SO getting more of those.
Cant belive they dont make new ones like that,
they are the most gorgeous ever, they always fit!

I used some Magic Mesh, swirls from Prima,
and pink pins from WOc. 

Tilda was colored with Distress Re Inkers.
I used a ton of Star Dust Stickles on this card,
I had a bottle that was nearly empty, so I cut it open
and used a paint brush to spend all the last of it on Tildas wings,
the bubbles, and the corners, letters, stars and flowers, after first
dabbing it all with white acrylic paint. 

With this card I join these challenges:
TOMIC - Anything Goes (Happy birthday!)

And now, a bit late,
the winner of my candy!

The random generator says...

That is you, Annelie!
Please send your adress to my mail,
and I will get the candy to you.

But for the other candy hungry girls,
I have a new candy. :)
I just love this blog so much,
and getting comments and visitors brightens my day,
so I want to share a bit more.

This time, the candy I am offering is a spanking new
Magnolia Image of your choice!
That means that whoever wins the candy,
can go to Tildas Town and select any
stamp that they want, and I will order it for them.

My candy is open to everyone who is a follower.
All you have to do is post a link in your blog,
and leave your name with InLinkz.

The candy will close the last day in July,
and I will announce the winner shortly thereafter.
It there is a lot of entrances, maybe I will draw two winners...

Good luck everybody,
and thanks for making blogging such amazing fun! :)

tirsdag 12. juni 2012

Prima Confirmation

I think this is the last of my Confirmations cards.
Once again I must apologize for the horrible images,
I used my cell phone, seems that is the best options without
Photoshop. Damn, I miss my laptop!

This card was a special order, I had to make it in
just a couple of hours, before we were going away, and
the card was being picked up the next morning.

The papers I used are from Maja Design and Inkido.
I love that lace, I had some before and got a bit more
in a present. I think its Prima?

This beautiful image I think is from Saturated Canary?
Please tell me if that is right. ;)
I got a print of her in my Christmas calendar.
She is gorgeous, but so teeny tiny I had a lot of trouble coloring her.
I usually avoid stamps with a lot of small details.
I used my Distress re-inkers, Liquid Pearls,
and some Star Dust Stickles, you can see
it has not dried yet on the image. 

I used a lof of flowers, most from Prima, and a few from
Wild Orchid Crafts. The grey rose in the middle is
from Kaiser Craft, I think?

I used my Magnolia Doohickey star tag, to post the
date of the confirmation.
The ribbon is seem binding ribbon from WOC.
I used Tiny Alfa from My Little Shoebox.
The charm was a gift. 

More flowers. The pink tulips are from Papirloftet.
I used a little dress charm from Kutt UT also. 

Scrappekammeret - Sommer
Kort O Mania - Digistempel (temmelig sikker på at det er digistempel)

søndag 3. juni 2012

Sweet Pea Summer

My fiancee, who sells my card at his store,
told me someone asked for gards with more grown up
images. Apparently, Tilda looks like a child. :p
These people just dont understand,
the Magnolias are age-less,
and can be given no matter what age,
at least that`s what I think.

But whatever, I have some other images,
and it has been a while since I used them.
I am starting to get a bit of a collection of stamps,
and even more images that I get from friends etc.

This time I went for my Sweet Pea.

I used papers from Maja Design.
The puncher is Martha Stewart.

I colored her up with my Distress Reinkers.
Turquoise is a color I am not that comfortable using,
but I am working on it.
It can get a bit boring using only Victorian Velvet,
Wethered Wood or Dusty Concord.
I used some Star Dust Stickles on the image and flowers.

The flowers are a mixture of Prima and
Wild Orchid Crafts. The flower ribbon is also WOC.
The swirl die is from Wimsy stamps.

I used a heart doily, some dragonflies from Kort og Godt,
and can  you see the little heart brad?

These charms was a gift from a sweet friend. :)
The twine and lace is from WOC,
and I used my Magnolia Tag Die.

This time I join the challenge at Scrappehuset, 
the challenge (haha, nooot), is Flower Power.
I got inspired and tried to use some of the colors in the image.

fredag 1. juni 2012

Gift set *CLP Challenge*

Finally its June, and I have heard that we are going to get
a bit of hotter weather and nice weather after this weekend,
because the weather has been really sucky this week.
Yeah, it has been snowing, raining and blowing.

Before I start pouring out detailed images,
I just want to brag a bit.
This is my beautiful sister on her confirmation day.
She is wearing my "bunad", a norwegian folk costume.
There are a lof of different ones, from the different places
in Norway. I love mine, I think its gorgeous!
But, it doesent quite fit me now, I`ve gotten a bit bigger
since I was 15, but I`m on my way towords the right size!
I lost 10 kg (about 20 pounds) since January. ;)

The card is my creation for this months challenge at CLP!

The sketch is gorgeous, so check it out!

It is an easel card, I thing the sketch was perfect for that,
and it looks great on a gift table.
The papers are all from Maja Design.
I almosed used all my papers from this new line,
and I am SO getting more!

Tilda was colored with Distress Reinkers,
all the images for this set was colored at the same time,
and they all look the same. 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
and a few are from Storyteller.
I used some pins, and a piece of bling from Prima. 

I used seem binding ribbon from WOC (all out of that too),
and the flat flower is from Prima.
The brad in the bow is from Making Memories I think,
and the other brads are from Papirloftet.
I used a big heart charm, it says I love you.

I just love these heartshaped bling-thingies!
The lace is from WOC.
I used butterfly dies from my Martha Stewart punch,
covered it with Star Dust Stickles, and added a bling.
Behind the pink pearl brads I used a bit of ribbon from Kutt Ut. 

This is how the card looks laying down.
I used the same doily as on the bow, and on the candy bag. 

Here is the gift with the candy bag. Yes, all the candy is pink,
and I added a few white pieces to fill it out and match the cards etc.
Jup, I bought different types of candy and sorted out all the pink ones...

The flowers are Prima, Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts.
I used a doily, MS butterfly, my last bling (seriously, after making this set
I really new to fill up on a lot of stuff!), lace and the last of the bling hearts.

Here is the entire gift set that I made for my little sisters confirmation
last sunday. In the box that I showed you guys last time,
 there is a gift with real pearl earrings.
The gift in the middle is a box with all the Twilight movies on DVD,
she`ll also get the last one when it comes out.
On top of the box there is a bag with candy (for movie-watching),
and a matching tag with a bit of embellishments, of course.