onsdag 31. oktober 2012

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #76


When I saw this week's challenge a CAS-ual Fridays, I got some ideas:




I pulled out stamps, inks and some good old fashioned chalk and was ready to play.
Just to discover I had Not. A. Single. Sheet of kraft left. Not a single sheet!!! Crises!!!


I found a piece of scrap kraft, though, but none of my ideas could be realized. Bummer.
So I put on my thinking cap again (I'm not a quitter, you know) and got a few more ideas. I choce to spend all my remaining craft on one single card, and here it is:

White CS: Bazill. Kraft: ClubScrap. Snowflake dies: Lifestyle Crafts
Snowball pins: Marens Landhandleri. Twine: Hobbykunst. Alpha: BG

Guess who's going shopping kraft later this week!!!


Thank you for stopping by - your visit and comments mean a lot to me!

tirsdag 30. oktober 2012

Cardabilities Sketch #62 is up!

Hello fellow card makers!

Today is the day when Cardablities Sketch #62 is up:



And here is my take on it:

Monster stamp & Happy Birthday background stamp: SK Digis
Patterned papers: MME. Twine: the Twinery. Square sprout: Jillibean Soup
Alpha: AC, monster eyes: unknown


Did you notice all the cute monsters? They are made with digital stamps from the Cardabilities October Sponsor: SK Digis, as well as the "Happy Birthday" background.


SK Digis have a lovely range of digital stamps, all of them available in both .jpg and .png format.
Please visit the shop to see all the stamps :-)


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Now please head over to the Cardabilities blog to see what the rest of the DT have to inspire you, and to learn how to win some goodies from SK Digis :-)


søndag 28. oktober 2012

More simple Christmas cards


Do  you ever see something on the world wide web that inspire you so much that you want to sit down and create immidiately?

Usually, while browsing challenge sites etc, my brain is put in work modus, and ideas grow for a day or two, but with this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, ideas came popping up at once.





I  have saved this sketch to use it on  later occations, but what first came to my mind was making a super simple Christmas card.


Patterned paper: Kaiser Kraft. Card stock: Bazill.
Felt Snowflake & Merry Christmas sticker: unknown
 This may be not very traditional Christmas Card colors, but I liked it.


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Then, yesterday, Dynamic Duos came up with this cool color combo:




Working with monochromatics (same colours in different hues -light/dark) usually set me off, but I thought I would give it a try. I used a vanilla base and bow (neutrals are allowed according to the rules at Dynamic Duos), and here is what I came up with:




Patterned paper: MME. Cardstock: ClubScrap. Ribbon & sticker: unknown.
Deer dies: Lifestyle Crafts

Another simple Christmas card!   


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 Please come back on Tuesday when a new Cardabilities Sketch is released, to see my example and to learn more how you can play along :-)

tirsdag 23. oktober 2012

No Family Secret (CSI Case #41)


As many of you already know, my brother chose to take his own life in June. The family has been open about the cause of his death all the way, hence the title on this layout.



Patterned papers: MME, Cosmo Cricket. Alpha: Basic Grey. The rest: unknown


Translated the journaling says: "It must have been much harder back when suicide was a shame and no one ever talked about it. I still believe going out in public, telling that K killed himself, was the best. People who didn't know he had had tough days, could understand, and we, who was left back, got all the support we needed."




I found the inspiration to this layout from CSI Case #41:



Colors: All colors used - the grey is in my background paper, even if it migh look a bit browner, due to light conditions.

Evidence; Texture (Cheese cloth), gold element (two flowers), ruffles

Testimony: Journaling about something NOT a secret - this might be stretching the criteria a bit too far, but I'm still happy with my page and story.     Thank you for stopping by  - I'm working on paying you a visit, too :-)

søndag 21. oktober 2012

Christmas Card Galore!

Yepp, I know - I'm early with my Christmas cards this year :-)
But I was bored last weekend, and wanted to create, so I thought - why not?
I'm selling some of my cards at work, so I need to start early to have them ready in the middle of november.

When it comes to cards, my style is even more mixed then while scrapping. I enjoy both the hard thinking of getting CAS design to work, and to use layers and more embellies on vintage cards. And then there are those card who has no particular style - they are just ---- cards :-)


Today's cards are traditional card - traditional colors and themes.



Patterned papers: MME. Ribbon: unknown

Patterned papers: Harmonie. Wooden deer: unknown

Patterned papers: Little Yellow Bicycle. The rest: Unknown

Patterned papers: MME. Button, glitter trees and twine: unknown

Do you make your own Christmas cards?

lørdag 20. oktober 2012

Model plane freak

DS9 is an RC model plane freak. He spends a small fortune on buying them, and due to a high level of self confidence, he believe he can fly them all. But he can't - and he always blame the plane he crashes when his tours end up as disasters - they have either too little power, keeps flicking even after adjusting, they have aerodynamic probles etc etc. Not once have I ever heard him admit he don't have the skills to fly difficult planes...


Two weeks ago he bough a Vision. He had been warned, both by his dad and other great flyers, that this was a difficult plane to fly. But DS9 was sure he could fly it - but he couldn't. The plane hardly lifted from ground, before it ended in the ditch....


This photo is taken before take off.


Patterned papers: Little Yellow Bicycle. Plane & cloud stamps: Imaginisce

3D foam dots give dimension to the details

I got the idea for this layout when I saw this sketch over at Pagemaps:



I flipped the sketch and replaced the butterflies with planes and clouds, but except for that I satyed pretty close to the original sketch?

Have you been out flying model planes lately?

fredag 19. oktober 2012

I'm guest blogging today :-)

Back in June I won some stamps together with Sherri Funk, made by Close To My Heart (CTMH), sponsored by Elizabeth at Broken Treasures. She also sent me a CTMH Idea Book, with lots of lovely stamps.

Sherri and I did a twin blog post with the stamps we had won, and Sherri was a Guest blogger at Elizabeth's blog at the same time. Elizabeth liked what she saw, and invited me to blog post for her this month.


In the said idea book, I found some stamps which shouted my name, a stamp set with faux stitching: they are so versatile, and just so me.


Stamp Set C1459 Stitched Together (not my card - example from CTMH)



In the guest blog post at Elizabeth's, you will find further details on how I used the stamp set to make these creations:


An altered canvas:

Stamps used with embossing and on shrink film


Button Card

Buttons are made by stamping on shrink film


In spetember I used the stamps while solving CSI File #37:


Stamps are used to create the border, the circles and the stitched stripes under the washi tape stripes.

Please head over to Elizabeth at Broken Treasures check out the tips from me, and to see Elizabeth's lovely creations!


How do you use your stamps?

onsdag 17. oktober 2012

OUAS October Challenge: Team B reveal is up!

Hi scrappers!


The sketch challenges at Once Upon A Sketch are monthly, and the October Sketch was originally launched at October 1th with DT Team A's lovely takes on the challenge. To make sure you are given inspiration through the entire month, DT Team B revealed their creations on the 15th.


Not do we only have a lovely sketch to get you started, we have a a quote to take inpiration from, too.




The challenge:
We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.






Here is my take on the October challenge:



Chipboard clock, alpha & Cloud: Imaginarium designs.
Patterned papers: Harmonie (background), unknow (yellow dotted). Rubons: Bo Bunny. Flairs: AFlairForButtons. Ribbon: MME. Washi tape, transparent cloud & buttons: unknown


Some detail photos:

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Please head over to the OUAS blog to see all the wonderful DT examples, learn how you can be our guest designer for them month of December, and to see our fabolous sponsors and the lovely prizes that are up for grab this month.

Do we see you there?

mandag 15. oktober 2012

Cardabilities Sketch #61 is up!

Good morning, fellow card makers!


Cardabilities Sketch #61 is up today:



And here is my take on it:


Monster stamps: SKI Digis. Patterned papers: MME. Flags: Søstrene Grene.
Twine: Pink Paisley. Buttons & monster eyes: unknown


Did you notice all the cute monsters? They are made with digital stamps from the Cardabilities October Sponsor: SK Digis, as well as the "Happy Birthday" background.


SK Digis have a lovely range of digital stamps, all of them available in both .jpg and .png format.
Please visit the shop to see all the stamps :-)


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Now please head over to the Cardabilities blog to see what the rest of the DT have to inspire you, and to learn how to win some goodies from SK Digis :-)

søndag 14. oktober 2012

Simple Christmas cards!

I was bored the other day, so I decided to start making Christmas cards. I have plenty of old stuff to use, but made it even easier for myself by buying a couple of new, small papers stacks - they are so handy.

So I started on Friday night by making cards in classy Christmas cards in tradional colors. But I wanted to see if I could get some ideas for new design and color combos, and I found a lot on the web to help me out.

I'm going to show the classic cards here next week - today I'll give you the other ones.BTW, for those of you who don't speak Norwegian: God Jul means Merry Christmas.


I found this fun color combo on the Dynamic Duos challenge blog:




And here is my take on it. I admit it, my card has a more turqouis color, but what the heck - I'm still happy with it and the challenge made me think out of the box.


Patterned paper: Simple story. Tag: ChicTags. Snow flake brad & tulle: unknown.
Alpha: Jillibean Soup



CAS-ual Friday has this fun challenge this week:



I had some old glitter hearts, and I have lots of eyelets I hoarded years ago, so I pulled out my paper crimper, white cardstock and came up with this card.

Cardstock: Bazill. The rest: unknown


Artful Delight's October card sketch looks like this:




What a fabolous sketch! perfect for Christmas cards and all other cards!
Patterend papers: Simple Stories. The rest: unknown

Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?

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Please come back later this week, as I have a lot of places to show where you can get inspiration for both cards, layouts and altered items:
  • Oct. 15th: A new card sketch is up at Cardabilities
  • Oct. 17th: Once Upon A Sketch releases DT Team B's creations on the 15th - my example 
  • Oct. 19th: I have a guest blog post revealed somewhere in cyber space! It involves stamping, getting messy, example on how to use stamps, cards, layouts and a cnvas. Come back to see where and what.
  • Oct 21th: Classy Christmas cards.
And if I have time to scrap this week, I'll put up a layout in between the stated posts.
See you around!

tirsdag 9. oktober 2012

New Bikes (CSI Case File #40)


We knew both boys had new bikes high up on their wish lists after the summer holidays - DS9 had slowly outgrown his, and DS12's need expencive new spare parts to be functional and reliable. But buying new bikes were not high up on their parent's priority list, they knew, even if we had talked about may be getting new ones when the seasonal sales started.

How happy were they when grand dad (my FIL) offered them new bikes as presents for their birthdays later in Ocober and the beginning of November/ early Christmas presents! They could pick one each and were allowed to start using them even before their birthdays!

Papers: BG & MME. Wood veeners: Studio Calico. Stamps: Club Scrap
Alpha, buttons, twine & metal rings: unknown

Clear Button: Epiphany Crafts




The kids are pretty clever: they assume grand dad probably will have forgotten all about these presents when Christmas arrives (have in mind, he's only 80 years old), just as he forgot about the trampoline he bough in May which should be an early birthday present *lol* I know they have worked on new wish lists...


This layout came alive when I saw this week's CSI Case File:



I just love the color combo and the evidence/testimony part. My evidence: ribbon, dots and banner - the testimony: Birthday prompt - my journaling is the short version of what I wrote in the beginning of this blog post.

Thank you for stopping by - your visits and comments really mean a lot to me!

lørdag 6. oktober 2012

A crop, some rendez-vous and a mixed media canvas :-)

A while ago my Swedish scrap friend Petra aka Pysselpetra, asked me if I wanted to join her on a Swedish scrap convention arranged by the Swedish magazine Inzpira. I said yes and decided to take a classed in mixed media, too.

So last Saturday morning I jumped in the car and drove down to Petra, a 5 1/2 hour drive. We spent the afternoon and evening chattting, scrapping and testing out her new Teresa Collins Stamp Maker (Petra is on the Photocentric DT) - a mini crop for just the two of us.


Me working on CSI file #39


Early next morning we drove to the convention, did some shopping and took the classed in mixed media. It was so much fun - messing with mod podge, mist and gesso, stamping and using rub ons. Here is what I made:



I just love the structure the gesso give!



Rubons from Kaiserkraft

During the class we made some folded stars to go along with the canvas, but in my opinion they didn't fit the rest of the design/style, so I never added them - I knew I had this little duck at home which I wanted to use.


But a scrap covention is nothing without meeting scrappy friends. This time I was lucky to meet some of the Sweedish Nookers, like Zarah P and Bente Fagerberg. If you think they are sweet online, I can tell they ar even better IRL!


Petra, Hilde, Bente, Zarah


Have you had the chance to meet online friends IRL?
Do you ever take classes?

torsdag 4. oktober 2012

Lesson learned!

Some times I wonder if we totally have failed as parents, and that our kids haven't learned anything from us. Like last winter when a neighbour called at our door, told us they had flat tires, and that they had reason to belive our kids was involved in putting up a row of nails across our street.

My kids were involved, and so was one of the boys next door. And there was a total of three cars with flat tires. When we asked the kids WHY? they said they just wanted to hear the funny sound from tires beeing penetrated by spikes, like they had seen/heard on films. Obviously it never occured to them that tires got broken from this and that somebody had to pay for it.

Luckily just one of the cars had to have all tires changed, the rest of them could be fixed, but this prank ended up as a $1000 one. Lucky for me the kids had savings, but for them it meant they could kiss new iPads good bye....




I do hope they have learned their lesson...
And I'm going to show them this layout when their first borns are here, just to remind them about what parenthood also is about *lol*


Real nails - the ones they used...



The color combo, and idea for this layout is from CSI Case File #39:


Evidence:
  • Rubons (Swirl in right corner under photo, green "stitching" and printed alpha down the left side of the photo, white arrow)
  • Map print (under photo)
  • Stars
Testimony:
  • I have journaled about a lesson learned - a short version of the story on top of this post.
Colors & Sketch
  • All five colors are used + white (= neutral according to the rules) and a hint of brown on the journaling spot under the photo (less than 10% accent colors are allowed according to the rules)
  • The sketch is used.



What do you say, did I nail this challenge?

tirsdag 2. oktober 2012

OUAS October Sketch Reveal

A new month means a new sketch reveal at Once Upon A Sketch.


In October we're back to normal, without the color inspiration from CSI,
but we do have a a quote to get you started.



The challenge:
We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.





Please head over to the OUAS blog to see all the wonderful DT examples, learn how you can be our guest designer for them month of December, and to see our fabolous sponsors and the lovely prizes that are up for grab this month.

As the OUAS challenges are monthly, we have devided the DT into two teams to give you even more inspiration through the month. Team A's layouts are up on the 1th of each month, and Team B's at the 15th. I belong to Team B, so my layout will not be up until later this month, but I can give you a sneak peak.





Are we seeing your take on the sketch/challenge in October?