søndag 24. november 2013

Christmas Fair, Cards, Matchboxes and more

Yesterday I participated in our little country Christmas Fair
with my mother in law who makes these beautiful candles,
and a friend of hers who sells santas and a bit of this and that
to decorate with. Love thos Santas, I got one for Christmas a few
years ago, a bit smaller than theese though.

So as we where getting redy for the opening of the fair,
I realised I forgot to take images for my blog.
I have been making a few cards,
decorating lots of matchstick boxes,
and I even made some gift tags.
So this post is just a mix of all the things
I made for the fair, not everything will be shown up close,
but some things I will participate in challenges with,
and for those I will link to the challenge under the picture
that goes with it. I hope that wont be too messy. 

Starting out with some images from our stand at the fair.
The lighting was dark and cosy, and we dont have much daylight
right now either way, so getting proper images can be tricky. 

Some matchboxes and a bag-card,
a bit of a white and vintage corner. :) 

More matchboxes, a great way to use left over paper!
I also used some stickers from Heartwarming Vintage,
they are so pretty but I struggle to use them. 

This Edwin-card I have posted earlier, 
and one of the larger matchboxes, 
decorated in a clean and simple manner. 

I rarely make anything special of gift tags,
I just dont have enough of a surface to work with,
and I struggle to balance anything out.
For the fair I actually made six pacages with five tags in each,
three with thees tags, and three with star shapes,
as you can see in the next picture.
I used Magnolia Doohickeys for both,
a mixture of cardboard, kraft and vanilla paper,
distressed the edges with Walnut stain,
and stamped a sentiment on all the tags
(except for the one with the Martha Stewart
snowflake punch-out). The sentiments are from
Lili of the Valley, and the one in Norwegian
I think is from Papirloftet.
For a finishing touch I misted the tags with
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard. 

On each of the pacages of tags I added some Christmas Charms too.
The star tags have the sentiments "Peace", "Love", "Joy" and "Noel",
along with the norwegian "God Jul".

Begge knippene med til/fra-lapper ønsker jeg å
delta til Card and Scraps utfordring. 

This card is a bag card, the image is from a Pion paper,
and I also love the pion patterned paper. I used my
snowflake edge die from Tim Holtz, a Storyteller Poinsettia,
and a ribbon to tie the card shut. 

This card is one of my favourites from this season.
It is another paper bag card, for this I used my Martha Stewart
doily hearts edge puncher.
I love the papers from Pion,
and I also used a Doohickey tag, decorated with a
Prima Trinket and a heart pearl charm, tied with string.
but it is a bit out of focus. I used cloth, lace, striped ribbon,
BoBunny searl swirls, some red berries and a rose,
and my last tiny little cinnamon stick. 

With this card  above I wish to join Deep Ocean Challenge, 
favourite color combo. For Christmas my favourite colors
are white, craft(vintage brown) and deep red.
Jeg ønsker også å delta på Vintage Utfordring - Jul. 

These are large matchboxes. I added handles from Tim Holtz,
and left over papers. For the left one I used two doilies and a die cut,
cinnamon sticks and cloth, a red ribbon, and a bell tied with string.
For the right one I used my Martha Stewart lace edge puncher,
a little lace, a snowflake from Melissa Franses that I paintet white
and decorated with a pearl and string,
and I dabbet some liquid pearl around the box. 

Jeg deltar med begge fyrstikkeskene til Nordsalten Hobbyklubb
sin utfordring "lys", og også til Vintage Utfordring - Jul. 

Another one of my Pion papers, just love them!
This one was a lot of work and punching,
I layered strips punched with my lacy Martha Stewart Punch,
and cut the tree shape afterwords. I used tape from Panduro,
and covered the tree with LOTS of Star Dust Stickles. 

Med dette kortet ønsker jeg å delta hos Kort O Mania sin juleutfordring. 

And for last, I just want to show off my new Holiday decorations,
the first one up this year. I just love colors like this for Christmas,
but at the same time I like the clean "northern" style with lots of white
and nature, and vintage style too.  I suppose I'll find myself a nice blend
after a few years, make it personal. :)

Hope this post was not to cluttered and messy,
and that it broke no challenge rules.
I wish you all a lovely week!

søndag 17. november 2013

Edwins Gift

This is my third and last of the cards that where published in
Ett Trykks Julehilsen Magazine. 

With this I am also proud to tell you that now my blog
has been wieved more than a hundred thousand times!
I can hardly believe it, that anyone wants to visit to se
something that I made, its just strange.

Thank you all so much for the love and comments,
I love both getting visitors and visiting others. Sometimes
it just makes my day, and I get so much inspiration through blogging.
I think I feel some Christmas Candy comming up,
lets see what I can throw together. :)

The papers I have used are from Websters pages and Inkido,
I think? The card was made in May so I'm having a hard time remembering. 

I only have a few Edwin stamps,
and I think this is my favorite Edwin.
I colored him with Distress Reinkers. 

The flowers are from Petaloo,
I added acryllic paint to make them frosty and softer.
I also used some clear buttons with string. 

I used two Doohickey Tags,
and a big bow made from lovely ribbon from
Wild Orchid Crafts. 

fredag 8. november 2013

Frosty X-mas Tilda

This is the second of my cards that was published in the
Since it was my first chance to have something publiset,
I wanted to make a card that showed off my favorite style,
with pink and shabby details. 

The paper from Maja design. I used a heart doily;
cloth and white mesh from Ribbon Girl. 

Tilda was painted with distress ink. I used Liquid Pearl
all around, Star Dust Stickles on the details,
and the entire image is covered with a heavy layer
of Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. 

These letters are from American Crafts, they where white but
I still added some acrylic paint for a shabbyer look,
and stickles on top. 

These letters are from Prima,
and they got the same treatment at the other ones. 

I used pearl string all around the blue layer,
and in the corner I tied a twine bow from WOC,
and added two beautiful pearl charms and a little bell. 

Here I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts,
A Magnolia Doohickey,
a snowflake from my Martha Stewart Puncher,
a brance from the same big plastic snowflake
that I used on the Noel Angel-card,
and a bling pearl from Ribbon Girl.
I added white paint on the flowers and other details
on the card for a shabby, frozen look. 

tirsdag 5. november 2013

Noel Angel

This is one of the Christmas cards I made that was published in
the Magazine Ett Trykk!
This is the first time I get to show it of here in my blog. 

I have used papers from Inkido, and lots of old book pages,
a doily, a tag, and some pacaging.

This beautiful Tilda was painted witn Distress Reinkers,
and I added Diamond Stickles to her wings. 

The letters are from Loopy Lou, 
and I added Star Dust Stickles to them. 

I used both of my Martha Stewart Punches,
Jute mesh, lace, red and white ribbon, cloth, string,
and a lovely heart charm. 

The chipboard snowflake was painted white,
I added Stickles, and a pearl. I also used
plenty of smaller pearls and liquid pearl
around the card. 

This gorgeous snow flake was stuck on a Christmas gift
from a friend, I just love it and thought it was perfect for this card. 

fredag 1. november 2013

Flowers and banners *CLP*

Okey, so this card comes with some sad news.
This november challenge at CLP sketch challenge will be the very last one.
Thank you so much Chelsea for having me on your wonderful team,
thanks for all the fantastic sketches you have made,
and good luck on the next and most exciting chapter in your life!

This card was for yet another birthday party,
there have been a few of them this fall.
This is the gorgeous sketch I have used.
Please, pop over and join us! :)

I colored Tilda with Distress Reinkers,
and added some Liquid Pearl.
I used papers from Maja Design, Poppydesign,
some leftover paper and Magnolia pacaging. 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts,
and I also used two pink bells from Panduro,
a white ribbon and a brooche from Ribbon Girl,
and those little tuille leaf fans-thingies from Kort og Godt.  

I used a doily, pearl string, and little glittering snowballs from Prima.
This little bling thingie here is also from Ribbon Girl. 

I added some acrylic paint and dabbet with Liquid Pearls
all over my card.