søndag 27. februar 2011

Hola, les amigos!

Jeg må innrømme det - en uke på Gran Canaria i vinterferien var ikke vondt: 22-25 grader i skyggen, herlig hotell med masse å gjøre for ungene også, sol, basseng etc etc. Det ble ikke så mye farting rundt denne gangen, men vi kom oss da utenfor hotellområdet *lol*.

I admit it - staying one week at the Canary Islands last week (the winter break) didn't hurt at all: 22-25 degrees C, lovely hotel with plenty of activities for the kids too, sunshine, pools etc etc. We didn't drive much round this time, but at least we got outside the hotel area






Hotellet hadde en stor frokostbuffet hver dag, men jeg kan ikke si jeg er ubetinget enig i hva ungene definerer som en god frokost: pommes frites og smulteringer...

The hotel offered a huge breakfast buffet every morning, but I'm not sure I agree with my kid's definition on a tasteful breakfast: fried potatoes and donuts...






I fjor sommer kjøpte jeg SEI's sommerkolleksjon On The Coast, for jeg var sikker på at det ville bli nok av strand- og badebilder å scrappe - som alltid. Men sommeren var jo elendig, faktisk var jeg ikke på stranda en gang, så stort sett har papirene fått ligge i fred. Men nå har jeg tatt de frem igjen, for de passer så godt til feriebildene :-) Layouten er forresten lagd med basis i denne skissen fra SEI.

Last summer I bought the SEI summer collection On the Coast. I assumed there would be plenty of beach and sea photos to scrap, but in fact - I wasn't on the beach once - so the papers have mbeen more or less untouched. But now I picked them up again, as they are perfect for the winter break photos! The layout is btw made with this sketch from SEI.


onsdag 16. februar 2011

Webster's + EuroDisney = True

I still haven't scrapped all my photos from last year's trip to EuroDisney, Paris, but I'm slowly getting there :-)


The Webster's Pages papers in MyScrapbookNook's February kit was perfect for both highlighting the beauty of the park itself, and all the rhododendrons in bloom, as well as all the stuff you could buy there:






Oh, just for your information - this blog will have noe updates for the next week - I'll be on the Canary Islands soaking some sun. Lucky me!

tirsdag 15. februar 2011

Super easy masculine cards

There is a trend in my masculine cards - most of them are easy to make. But still there is one detail that makes them different from most cards bought in a shop - they are not completely flat.





Here are a few things you can add to your cards to add some interest and dimensions:

-buttons
-pearls
-chipboard
-fiber/ribbons/trim
-3D foam





All the cards in this post are made in a minute when you have an idea about the design. And in my opinion those stripy papers are perfect for easy cards. A stripy paper, a few more neutral ones and some dimesional embellies - that's all you need.




Or?

mandag 14. februar 2011

masculin cards day 2

Hi again!

Did you enjoy yesterday's cards and idea? Working with coordinationg papers is a great way to make multiple cards - you don't have to spent any effort on find The Right Paper. And with orders as big as this one, you need to shrink the time you spend on each card.

So I made the embellies and did all the designing on yesterday's card, but I got tired of it and needed something new to keep me going. I'm a big sketch fan so I browsed a few card sketch blogs to see if I could find one wich would kick start me. And I found this at Card Position Systems:




So I grabbed a 6*6 pad with some papers from Kaiserkraft, and lucky me! On the last page there were some ready made die cuts that were perfect for this sketch. All I needed to add was some numers and little extras from my stash. So here is my takes on the sketch and the spin offs from it.










Stay tuned. Tomorrow I'm going to show some very simple card where using the patterns makes it all!

søndag 13. februar 2011

Herrekort - Masculin cards

Sliter du med dem også? Synes du som jeg det er lettere å lage damekort? Og hva om du ikke vet noe om mottageren og må lage det ganske generelt? Hjelp...

Jeg har fått en bestilling som er en skikkelig utfordring. Jeg skal lage 30 kort - og 70% skal være herrekort. Det er 21 herrekort det! Og ingen av dem skal være like...


Do you struggle with them, too? Do you, like me, find it easier to make feminin cards? And when you don't know any thing about the receiver so the card has to be quite generic? Help...

I have a card order which is rather challenging. I am supposed to make 30 cards and 70% have to be masculin cards. That is 21 cards for men! And none can be just alike...






Jeg er ferdig med alle herrekortene og tenkte å vise denne uken hvordan jeg har tenkt og jobbet for å få det til. Så ta deg gjerne innom hver dag for å se nye kort. Kanskje du kan få litt inpirasjon og noen ideer?

I am done with all the masculine cards and this week I am going to show how I have thought and worked to make it. So feel free to pop into this blog each day to see new cards. May be you can get some inpiration and ideas?




Jeg sliter litt med designet av og til og synes jeg at jeg repeterer meg selv. Danni Reid, kort-divaen hos MyScrapbooknook, viste her hvordan man kan lage pynt til kort selv, og utfordret oss til å gjøre det samme. Jeg tenkte at det kanskje være spennende å prøve å lage pynt først, og ikke sist, og at designene kankje ville gi seg selv. Hmmm, alt må testes.

I Struggle with the design some times, I have the feeling I repeat myself. Dani Reid, the Card Diva over at MyScrapbooknook, showed us (here) how to make your own embellies and challenged us to do the same. I thought it could be a great twist on how I make my cards , I usually start with the design and finsih with the embellies, and that this approach might give a variation in designs.




Så jeg hugg tak i en blokk med 6*6 papir fra Webster's Pages (kjøpt hos the Nook), og dukket ned i knapper, alpabeter og noe annet småtteri jeg hadde liggende. Og så begynte jeg å skjære. Jeg brukte også en QK stjerne-dies. Noen av kortene jeg lagde, ser du over, her noen fler.

So I grabbed a Webster's Pages 6*6 paper pad from The Nook's ad on section, and dug into my pile of buttons, alphas and other small pieces and startet cutting. I also used a QK star die cut. Some of the cards are above, here is a few more:




I morgen skal jeg vise hvordan en kortskisse er utgangspunktet for noen flere herrkort. Kom gjerne innom.

Tomorrow I'll show how a card sketch is my starting point for a few more masculine cards. Please come and visit!






søndag 6. februar 2011

Scrapping on a Sunday/ Scrapping på en søndag

Jeg hadde egentlig ikke tenkt å scrappe denne helgen. Men så måtte Zarah absolutt feire at hun har skravlet på seg 25.000 innlegg hos MyScrapbooknook med å hive ut noen skisser og et par andre utfordringer - ja så da ble det scrapping likevel.

I had no intention to scrap this weekend. But then Zarah had to celebrate her 25.000 chatty posts over at MyScrapbookNook by throwing a few sketches and some challenges - and I couldn't resist. So I scrapped.


Om et par uker tar jeg meg en ukes velfortjent ferie under sydens varme sol. Kanskje på tide å scrappe ferdig fjorårets feriebilder snart, før det kommer nye? Her et skilt fra EuroDisney i mai 2010:

In I few weeks I'm taking a week off and will spend it soaking sun somewhere else. May be it's time to scrap last year's vacation photos before I take new ones? Here is a sign from EuroDisney, May 2010


Crocodiles... hmm... uhhh... OK




Hva gjør du når mora di ikke lar deg få ordentlige våpen? Jo du lager dine egne i papir. Minstebarnet er kreativ - han googler bilder av våpen, og så lager han egne papirmodeller. Lille gullet...

What do you do when your mum doesn't allow you to buy real weapons? You make your own in paper. DS8 is a creativ guy: he googles images of real weapons and make his own paper models. My cute little boy...


AK47


torsdag 3. februar 2011

Ai Haz Webster's! And ai iz a pilot!

I haz MyScrapbookNook's February kit in my hands. It's devine! Here is the content:


With a soft touch of drama, vintage glamor and stunning teals and purples the February kit spells love in a totally new way! Dig in and explore the gorgeous layers, the subtle florals and delicate ease of this kit! Including: 12 Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue Papers 1 WP Vellum Page 1 Set of Cosmo Cricket Lavender Bling Letters 1 WP Die Cut Paper 1 WP Set of Phrase Stickers 2 Sets of Jenni Bowlin Rubons 1 WP Floral Peacock Bouquet Get yours today!






I have started cutting the papers. The first layout is in my previous post and includes fussy handcutting, but you can make more simple layouts too with the kit - like this one.