Friday, November 1, 2013

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Here is a summary of what I write about on this blog. New and updated projects are coming soon. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sailing on the seven seas

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Card Crew! The new challenge is to make a card inspired by a song. We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. This online store keeps several of the items, that I have used on this card, in stock.
My card is inspired by the song “Sailing on the seven seas” by OMD. The inspiration is mostly from the title as the lyrics of the song is kind of blue… Well, the main color on the card is blue, so that fits too! Anyways, I finally got to use the sailor girl stamp from Magnolia. She is adorable! In addition to her, I dug up a bunch of maritime themed papers and bling.
Make sure you head on over to our blog and participate in the challenge so that you have a chance to win a gift card for Simon Says Stamp.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sentiment as the main image

It is May and Mother’s Day in the US is coming up so I chose to make a mother’s day card for the new challenge over at Creative card Crew. We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp so this is your chance to win a gift card at a very well stocked online store :-)
simonsaysstamp The challenge this time is to use a sentiment as the main image. I found a saying about mothers after a quick online search. The sentiment was written using my new fountain pen (Pilot Namiki Falcon) with a flexible tip. I was able to make the words look similar to Copperplate calligraphy script, but it is not quite there. It is best to use proper nib and ink. The background text says Love and Mother (in English and Norwegian) and the words were written in clothesline lettering. This is a fun and quick way to write decoratively. It looks as if the letters have been hung on a clothesline.
I hope you like our new challenge and join us!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


This fortnight we are playing with ribbon over at the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and we are sponsored by the Paper Shelter.
TPS_GC20I fell for their collection “cirque”. It contains background paper and the girl and you get colored, uncolored and composition. I have never used colored digital stamps and backgrounds before so I was curious on how to personalize my card. This is what I did:
  • Printed 3 copies of the background.
  • The 3 backgrounds where cut and layered to make dimension
  • Glossy accent was used on her hat and shoes (does not show much in the picture)
  • White Tim Holtz ribbon was colored using the limited edition color “Iced spruce” (from the Christmas collection). I got so excited when I noticed that this color matched the pre-colored images!
  • Holes were made on all four corners and the ribbon attached
  • A base card was cut from Bazzil card stock
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kraft paper

Kraft paper card
I love using Distress Ink and the new challenge over at Creative Card Crew is perfect for it: Use kraft paper. The card I have made is for a confirmation (religious rite of initiation) that is going to take place in May. “Konfirmanten” is the designation of the person who is going to go through the rite.
The card base is kraft paper, just beige and no pattern. I also used that for the sentiment tag. There is also news paper print on thinner kraft paper. Both this and the Tim Holtz kraft paper with the globe was colored using Distress ink.
The metal flower is made from Graphic 45 supplies: Large flower, small flower and button.
We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week so you can win a gift card if you join our challenge.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Beads, bling and embellishments


This dresser card is for a birthday today. I am about to leave for the party ;-) Or rather, a family gathering…

I’d like to enter the challenge at Scrapperiket: Use beads/bling.

The knobs on the dresser drawers are black beads. I hope that is enough to fulfill the challenge requirements. Other than that i have used a bunch of different embellishments: Buttons, chains, charms and lace. I call it all “bling” ;-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


It is time for a new challenge over at the Creative Card Crew blog. The theme this time is fittingly called ‘Spring’.
We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy. So why not create a nice spring/Easter card and join the challenge? You could win a gift card in Stamp Fairy’s online store :-)
The Stamp Fairy bunny on my card was colored using Copics markers. The calligraphy was made with dip pen and ink. The style is Copperplate. I have been practicing the letters for a while, but you can see that I need to improve the flourishing (the loops should be more even).Two green ribbons where placed as a belt under the bunny. Happy spring!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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Vintage time! I found the image of the envelope online awhile back and I think it is a good fit for the Creative Card Crew challenge. The theme is “vintage”. The background was dry embossed using Core’dinations card stock with blue core.
We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and you can win a gift certificate.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


“A long bath can fix almost anything”! It is time for a new challenge over at the Creative Card Crew blog. The theme is “Humor”. My card is perhaps more true than funny, but the stamp sure brings a smile to my face.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo this time. They have pretty and funny digital stamps (including this lovely bubble bath lady). If you join us for this challenge you have a chance to win a gift card for Bugaboo’s online store.


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