lørdag 22. oktober 2016

Shabby chic.....

I made this card for my american cousins 60th birthday this summer.
The papers are all from Maja Design. I really like to make personalized cards, so I tried to incorporate things my cousin likes.
She loves bikerides and travelling, works on a cruiseship, and loves everything Norwegian.
The metal embellishments are from Prima. I used dies from Kort&Godt to make the tags, and another die from Tim Holtz to make the doilie..
Finally some splatters of white gesso and gold mist.

Have a nice week-end!

søndag 9. oktober 2016

Crazy Dogs

I just love the Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz, and here are two cards I made recently.
I saw a tutorial at Simonsaysstampblog, showing how to color images with Distress Crayons. And I just had to try it right away.
I stamped the images on Distress Watercolor Cardstock, and colored it with Distress Crayons + water. When it was totally dry, I created the background with Distress Inks.
The sentiment is a stamp from Dylusions, and I also used some metal stars from Finnabair.

This was so much fun, so I just had to make another one.
I used the same techniques as the previous one.
The sentiment is from Crazy Talk, and I embossed it with black embossing powder.

Distress Crayons come in so many colors now, so I'm planning some very colorful crazy birds next....

tirsdag 20. september 2016


Pokemon GO was a major hit this summer (and still is...). And of course, we all got hooked. I just had to make a page with this photo, taken by my sister, showing me, my husband, our girls, my niece.... all completely focused on our phones.
I made the background with Distress Inks and stencils. Trying to choose colors to go with the Pokemons. And also some random stamping.
The Pokemons were printed on white cardstock, and then cut out. The problem was that I wanted to use them all...... By putting them inbetween the layers of papers, I managed to leave none behind...
The letters are from Tim Holtz. I finished the page with some splatters and enamel dots.
I just hade to include the purple "rattata", so I put it in the corner, above the journaling.
It was a fun page to make, and I guess I have to make more with the same topic. Both my girls want Pokemon-pages in their albums.

tirsdag 13. september 2016

Birthday card - grey/black + red

I made this card for a wonderful lady who recently turned 50.
I really love this stamp from Dina Wakley, so I decided to use the star as the main focus. (I later discovered that I probably stamped it upside down, but hopefully no one noticed... :-) )
I embossed the star with black embossingpowder, and also used a pencil to outline it. Then I used some water to smudge the pencil lines. A technique I picked up from DeeDee Catrons blog.
The papers are from Dixi Craft, and I used a thin layer of white gesso before I started stamping.
The small strips of text are from a 7 Dots Studio collection.
I love the combination of grey/black and red, so the chipboard is dyed with red Distress Stain. And finally some red enamel dots together with black splatters. And another favourite: the metal hearts from Finnabair.

Since I was really happy with how this card turned out, I made another one straight away. Same techniques, but different stamps and embellishments.
This time I used stamps from Joy! Crafts.
The sentiment is a die from Nellie Snellen.
I also used some strips of paper from an old book before I covered it with gesso.
Some splatters of white gesso mixed with water.
Have a nice day!

onsdag 7. september 2016

2 of a kind

This is a page I made some time ago, The photos show my daughter and her cousin. Those two blondes are so similar, both in appearance and personality....
The papers are from American Crafts. I really liked the light background, so I decided not to do any mixed media background, but rather just use all the gorgeous papers.
The flowers are stamps and dies from Joy! Crafts, and I used a pen (Wink of Stella) to add some gold glitter.
The title is an alphabet fra Kaboks.
A also used dies from Sizzix to make some wildflowers, and combined them with the other flowers.
'2 of a kind' is printed on a piece of self-adhesive canvas from Dylusions.
I also cut out some of the butterflies from the patterned papers.
Now it's back to clean up my craft room......

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.