tirsdag 16. august 2016

Forever.... and a day

This is my take on the current challenge at 7 Dots Studio.
The July Challenge is about using your favourite quote.

So I decided to really step out of my comfort zone, and make a page about me and my husband (which I've never done before....). I remembered we took a Valentine-selfie in February, just as a joke, and chose to use that photo.
Our favourite quote is "Forever... and a day", and it is engraved in my wedding ring.
The papers are from the collection Homegrown, and I decided to go a bit "mixed-media light". Just gesso and some stamping.
I layered papers and tags under the photo. And also used several dies from various brands, like Memory Box, La-La-Land, Xcut and Joy! Crafts.
Some splatters with black ink, and some enamel dots.
The stamps are also from the Homegrown Collection.
The main title is Thickers, and the rest is stickers from Teresa Collins.
It was a fun page to make, as always when I use products from 7 Dots Studio. And also kind of fun to make a page about something else than my girls.

This is the Inspirational Circle from the 7 Dots Studio blog.

tirsdag 2. august 2016

Birthdaycards - C&S

Just a couple of cards I made recently. More clean & simple this time. And very much inspired by a card I admired at splitcoaststampers....

I used an embossing folder to create the background pattern. The hearts are stamps from Dina Wakley, and I use lots of mists to color them.
Some stitching, and finally a dies from Kaboks to create the sentiment.

And since this was so quick to do, I made another one right away.
This time with a different embossing folder. And the circles are stamps from Finnabair.
I chose to use patterned paper from Poppydesign, so then I didn't have to color the circles.
So easy and so much fun to make these cards.

mandag 25. juli 2016

Zombies are back....

Another zombie-card, this time for my brothers birthday.
The zombie is a stamp from Brett Weldele. I colored it with Promarkers and cut it out.
The papers are from 7 Dots Studio and Joy! Crafts. I layered it with mesh, punchinella, thread, gesso, stamping.....
I bought some buttons in London recently. I finally managed to use one with 'the Walking Dead' theme. Both me and my brother love that TV-show.
I used Dymo for the sentiment.
Had so much fun putting this card together.
Have a wonderful summer!

onsdag 13. juli 2016

London Calling - 7 Dots Studio, Urban theme

After a trip to London this spring, I had lots of photos and ideas for scrapbooking pages. But I finally got started when I saw the June Challenge - Urban theme at the 7 Dots Studio blog.
7 Dots Studio is my favourite when it comes to paper collections. And they are especially perfect for mixed media style.
I combined several collections from 7 Dots Studio. Yuletide, Homegrown, Cold Country, Fortune-teller, and maybe even more. I kind of lost track....
First some white gesso, and then a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop with grey ink.
Some random stamping, before I started building layers with papers. The doilie is a die from Tim Holtz.
The houses are also a die from Tim Holtz. I've had it for many years, and finally I found the perfect use for it. I used some souvenir buttons and picks I bought in London.
The title are stickers from Websters Pages.
Finally some embellishment from Finnabair and Queen & Co, together with some splatters.
And I decided to put some wire from Prima around the photo.
Loved making this page, and I'm looking forward to the next challenge at the 7 Dots Studio blog.
Here is the inspirational circle.

mandag 11. juli 2016

Happy Hour

I made this page with a photo from last summers vacation in Mallorca. My daughter loved getting colorful drinks, especially if they included some kind of decoration.
The background is created with Distress Crayons and water, after the paper was protected with a thin layer of clear gesso.
Then I added some white gesso, and also some stamping and embossing with white embossing powder.
Some random stamping and lots of splatters. I used a black Sharpie to draw the circle.
The heart and the flowers are both dies from Tim Holtz. And I used alphabet dies from Kaboks to make the foam letters for the title.
Hopefully we'll have some warmer weather soon. Today my daughters had hot cocoa for lunch...

onsdag 6. juli 2016


I made this birthdaycard for my American cousin, and the theme just had to be owls. He knows how much I love owls.
The papers are from Fabscraps. And I also used some diecut-frames.
The owl is from Maya Road. And the heart is a die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.
I also used a die from Joy! Crafts to make the banner of ballons. A feather and some punchinella to add some black elements.
The sentiments are in Norwegian, the die from Kaboks and the button from Magic Monday.
I just love these colors together, so luckily I still have some papers left.

fredag 1. juli 2016

Svinaktig gøy.....

Disse søte grisestemplene fra Joy! Crafts dukket nettopp opp hos Kortgleder, og jeg bare falt pladask....
Jeg brukte 3 av stemplene, og maskerte for å få satt dem tett sammen til ett motiv. De er fargelagt med akvarellblyanter.
Har ellers holdt kortet helt enkelt, med svart og hvit kartong. Og mønsterark fra Storyteller.
Hadde ingen passende tekststempler, så jeg printet ut teksten.
Gratulerer - er en dies fra Kaboks.

Kommer nok til å bruke disse stemplene på mange kort fremover :-)

mandag 27. juni 2016

Tvungen turglede

Laget denne LO'en av min datter, som altfor ofte må tvinges med ut i frisk luft....
Hun surmuler stadig, når hun må rive seg løs fra pc/tv/nettbrett. Med når vi først har kommet oss ut, så er hun smørblid og raser av gårde...

I made this page for my daughter, about her unwillingness to spend time outdoor. She is always complaining, but really happy and running about once we have left the house.
Blir aldri lei av mønsterark med trestruktur. Her er arket fra Simple Stories.

Still in love with wooden paper, this time from Simple Stories.
Brukte en stensil fra Carabelle, sammen med Distress Ink. Ville bare ha en enkel bakgrunn, med litt stempling i tillegg.
Stencil from Carabelle, combined with Distress Ink. And then some random stamping.
Måtte ha en litt forklarende tekst, siden tittelen ble 'Tvungen turglede'
Ellers bare en blanding av mønsterark og PL-kort bak bildet.

Needed some journaling to explain the title. Different papers and PL-cards behind the photo.
Synes det ble litt for blast, så brukte litt røde elementer til slutt, for å live det opp litt.

It looked a bit plain, so I added some red elements to make up for that.
Og nå i ferien blir det nok en del turer ut i frisk luft - med eller uten tvang... :-)

Vacationtime here, so I'll sure force her outside quite often the next weeks... :-)

tirsdag 21. juni 2016


Jeg laget dette kortet for noen uker siden, med nye varer fra Kortgleder.
Ark fra American Crafts, sammen med brun kartong. Selve motivet er card toppers fra Dixi Craft.
Disse kommer i veldig mange forskjellige varianter, og jeg falt for de med håndarbeidsmotiv.
Rosene er fra Storyteller, satt sammen med snurreroser brettet av brun kartong.
Bak motivet er det osteklut og sytråd.
Gratulerer med dagen - diesen er fra Nellie Snellen.

onsdag 15. juni 2016

Birthdaycard - mixed media style

I recently made this mixed media card using lots of blue colors.
Some strips of mesh, then a thin layer of gesso. I used a stencil together with crackle medium. And when it's completely dry, I added lots of glimmer mist.
I also used some Prima stamps to finish the background. The sentiment is a die from Kaboks. And I just love the metal stars from Finnabair.
Some splatters with gesso and Glimmer Glam to make the final touch.

The card made it safely across the Atlantic to a very young 60-year-old, living in California :-)