Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Christmas Gift Tags

 
De øverste gavelappene lagde jeg til niesene mine jula som var ~ Frozen er vel populært enda eller? Håper det 😊 Veldig morsomme å lage, med 'shaker' vindu. Tenkte de kunne henge dem på juletreet som pynt etter at de pakket opp gavene! De andre gavelappene var ment for guttene i familien 👍

Frozen xmas tags

Elves xmas tags


Santa xmas tag

The round shaker gift tags I made for my nieces last christmas ~ I think Frozen is still popular? Hope so! 😊 They're very fun and easy to make, and I thought they would make a great christmas tree ornament after they unwrapped their presents! The rest of the tags I intended for the 'dudes' in the family 👍

I wish to enter my projects into theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]

Frozen xmas tags 
Double D. ~ Sequins! [Feb.18th.]
Scrappelyst ~ Grublis for februar ~ geometri: Sirkler
[6. Mars]
Christmas Crafts All Year Round ~ February: Red! [Feb.28th.]

Elves xmas tags
Holly and Ivy #23. ~ Anything Christmas Goes [March 4th.]
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas #372. ~ AG Christmas [Feb.16th.]
C.R.A.F.T. #454. ~ Christmas (humorous) [Feb.14th.]

Santa xmas tag
Sparkles Christmas #85. ~ Outdoor Fun! [Feb.27th.]
Crimbo Crackers #151. ~ Anything Goes Christmas [Feb.14th.]


theese shaker tags would make a fun christmas tree decoration!
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Stamps/Images: Lumas Thorn elves from the 'Holiday Hoopla collection' a digital scrap kit by Snickerdoodle Designs & Kimberkatt. Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamps 'Tic Toc CS796'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Disney Frozen' paperpad 6x6. Plus Misc. scrap papers, mostly from Panduro, like the w. santa ~ Tag notelet 'cozy christmas'.

Embellishments: Panduro Hobby 'Gingerbread party' rhinestones. Ribbon/twine from Panduro, and from Notabene. Christmas script washi tape and Lace borders Glitter tape by Arne & Carlos also Panduro, as well as the jinglebells. Europris misc. sequins. DoCrafts PaperMania shimmer dome stickers 'gold'. Nille Memories rhinestones (crown). Eyelets unknown. Rico Design Creative Bubble white fiber yarn. 
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. ProvoCraft Silent Setter tool. Panduro Hobby scalpel and self healing mat.
Dies/Embossingfolders: Crafts Too Presscut 'Circle Nest Dies PCD46'. Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Blossom Two S4-232'. Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection 'Christmas Winter Snow' 6x6 embossing folder.
Essentials/Adhesives: Gluedots. Double sided tape. 3D foam/mosegummi. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents and stickles. Nuvo glitter drops 'ruby slippers'.
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to distress images and papers. Sakura gold metal marker. Tsukineko Delicata 'celestial copper' & 'golden glitz' ink cubes.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

You are my Sunshine

 
Skrev i den forrige bloggposten min om de flotte månedlige kits'ene man kan få fra Hero Arts, og her er et par kort jeg lagde med det som kom i September i fjor. Det var litt vanskelig å stemple korrekt oppå hverandre med solsikke stemplene, så det var litt frustrerende, selv med hjelp av MISTI verktøyet mitt.. men jeg fikk det jo til til slutt da 🌞
Solsikken har vært min favoritt blomst helt siden jeg var ei lita jente, den eneste blomsten jeg har brydd meg om å plante i hagen 🌻 og jeg har etterhvert samlet mange pyntegjenstander, bilder og stempler med solsikke motiv 🌞
 🌻 MMH September 2017 Sunflower kit 🌻


In my previous blogpost I wrote about the fantastic Hero Arts monthly kits, and today I have a couple cards I made with last years September kit 🌻 It proved a bit difficult to line up the sunflower stamps correctly, even with my MISTI tool ~ layering stamps are frustrating for a perfectionist like me 😉
The sunflower has been my favourite flower since I was a little girl, and it was the only flower I've ever cared to plant and grow in the garden. I've also accumulated quite a large number of sunflower decorations through the years, and ofcourse whenever I see a pretty sunflower stamp I have to have it!🌞

I enter my
🌻 cards in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Crafting from the heart #193. ~ Anything goes (entry#2)[Feb.11th.]
QKR Stampede #282. ~ Anything Goes [Feb. 15th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75. ~ Always AG! (entry#2)[Feb. 16th.]
Little Miss Muffet #182. ~ Anything goes
[Feb. 21st.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1805. ~ Always AG! (entry#2)[Feb. 11th.] 
Word Art Wednesday #320-321. ~ anything goes (entry#2)[Feb. 13th.] 
Pile it On! #139. ~ 3D Embellishments [March 3rd.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Papirlosjen #2. ~ Dies og/eller stempel (bidrag#3.)[28. Februar]
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inside detail

Stamps/Images: Stamp set from the My Monthly Hero Kit September 2017 - MH0917. Sentiment & bee w. trail is from the MMH July 2017 Garden kit.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Yellow vellum from the Hero Arts kit.

Embellishments: Sunflower charm and Raffia paper ribbon from the same Hero Arts kit. Making Memories brads.

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'. ProvoCraft Silent Setter tool to punch small holes for the brads. ClubScrap april 2005 'Tranquility' stencil. Tim Holtz mini collection stencils set 8. stencil #5., & set 9. stencil #37. Joanna Sheen Signature stencil 'Fairy Magic #6620'. Hunkydory 'Out of this world' stencil.
Dies: Co-ordinating cut Dies from the Hero Arts kit. Sizzix Bigz Die with Texture Fades embossingfolder 'Tim Holtz Alterations - Layered Butterfly'. Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Fillables Collection 'Jewelled Heart CED21005'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape, High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents, misc. stickles.
Techniques/Mediums: I used the Hero Arts ink cubes plus misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to stamp and distress image and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & Hero Arts black embossingpowder.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hakuna Matata!



~ Hakuna Matata
swahili for «Det er ingen bekymringer» eller «Det er intet problem»
🎵 Løvenes Konge forklarer det hele i sang! 🎵
 
Tags er kjappe å lage, og kan brukes både som pynt, gavelapper, prøve ut nye teknikker på, element i journaling eller som jeg bruker denne ~ bokmerke i en Doctor Who bok :)

I fjor begyndte jeg å abbonnere på Hero Arts sine månedlige kits, og det første jeg fikk i mai, var et nydelig havfrue kit. Dette Afrika/Safari temaet kom i juni, og jeg syntest begge var så utrolig flotte, at selv om jeg først hadde tenkt å bare kjøpe to kits, så fortsatte jeg å abbonnere ~ og jeg har ikke angret på den avgjørelsen! Du vet ikke hva du får på forhånd så det er som å gi en overraskelses gave til deg selv ♥
 
 MMH June 2017 Safari kit

For oss som bor i Norge er prisen overkommelig i og med at den inkludert porto ligger akkurat under tollgrensa (350,-). Enkelte mnd. har den såvidt bikket over tollgrensa, alt etter valutakurser og sånne svingninger, så det er en sjanse å ta ~ har bare fått fortollingsgebyr/moms gebyrer lagt på i tillegg to ganger. Og den ene gangen var fordi jeg kjøpte et ekstra stempel (kjempefine 'addons' hver mnd. med samme tema). Den andre gangen var det sånn 15 kr over grensa, litt kjipt da å måtte ut med 25% + fortollingsgebyret som jeg tror var på 130,- da. Men den den risikoen er verdt å ta syns jeg, når innholdet egentlig er verdt det dobbelte, og av og til tre-dobbelt av det man betaler i mnd. :)


Hakuna matata ~ a Swahili phrase meaning 
"no worries" or "there are no troubles"
🎵 the Lion King explains it in a song 🎵

Tags are quick to create & great for many things. This is currently beeing used as a bookmark in a Doctor Who novel ♥ 

Last year I started to subscribe on the My Monthly Hero Arts kits, and the first kit I got was the beautiful mermaid themed one in may. This Africa/Safari themed kit came out in June, and although I had initially planned on just getting a couple kits, I was so happy with them both that I continued my subscription! 
Each and every kit since then has been so versatile, full of goodies and the designs always gorgeous, a surprise gift to yourself each month ♥

Theese kits do sell out super fast. So if you are not a subscriber you might miss out as they do not make more of them, and because of that I do not know if I will ever be able to quit subscribing.. but why would I really? I'm addicted.. ;) 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #11. ~ AG with critters! [Feb. 27th.]
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75. ~ Always AG!
[Feb. 16th.]
Color crazy wk. 5 ~ Anything goes
[Feb. 8th.]
Little Miss Muffet #181. ~ Anything goes [Feb. 8th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1805. ~ Always AG! [Feb. 11th.]
Get Creative #66. ~ Use Ribbon and/or Washi Tape [Feb. 27th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Rubber Dance ~ Feb: Colours: Orange/Turquoise/Lime Green and/or hearts [28. Feb.]
Papirlosjen #2. ~ Dies og/eller stempel (bidrag#2.)[28. Februar]
...
the back view of my tag 

Stamps/Images: Hero Arts - MMH June 2017 Africa/Safari themed kit.
Papers: Graphic 45 'Artisan style' 6x6 paperpad. Panduro manila tag.

Embellishments: Ribbon silk brown unknown. Panduro Hobby Washi tape. 
Tools: My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Fancy die Moon/Sun from the MMH June 2017 Safari kit. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Bubble Narrow Edger SD484'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. 
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Oxide ink pads & DI markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. The technique with the oxide background is the one Tim uses here at Creativation.
With a Micro fineliner black pen I doodled a little waterhole for my thirsty giraffes after I had stamped them on my scene :)

Sympathy card ♥

 
Noen ganger trenger man desverre å lage kondolanse kort..  
Dette vakre motivet fra den danske kunsteren Zindy S. D. Nielsen passet veldig godt for å formidle sorg over tapet av en ung jente jeg kjente ♥ ♥ ♥


Sadly we need theese condolences cards from time to time.. A young girl I knew suddenly passed away, and I thought this gorgeous motif from danish artist Zindy S. D. Nielsen would illustrate sorrow and loss beautifully ♥ ♥ ♥ 

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on] 
Crafty Gals Corner #158. ~ Anything goes [Feb.13th.]
Crafting from the heart #193. ~ Anything goes
[Feb.11th.]
Crafting with Friends #60. ~ Anything goes [Feb.15th.]
QKR Stampede #281. ~ Anything goes [Feb.8th.]
Word Art Wednesday #320-321. ~
Anything goes [Feb.13th.]
Simon says Wednesday ~ Anything goes (3rd.entry)[Feb.6th.]
 

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Papirlosjen #2. ~ Dies og/eller stempel [28. Februar]
Kreativ Scrapping #2. ~ Bingo: Motiv, Lag-på-lag, Dotter/Halvperler [26. Februar]...

inside detail

Stamps/Images: Crafts and Me ~ Zindy S.D. Nielsen 'Believe' rubberstamp @ZindyArt. Staz Clearstamps 'Kondolanse'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Misc scrap papers - from interior design catalogues.
Embellishments: Nille Memories & Panduro Hobby rhinestones and pearl bling embellies. Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels Fifty Etched Dies S4-576'.
Essentials/Adhesives: High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). Rangers Glossy accents. 
Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Rangers enamel accents black.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Glittery Christmas trees!

 
Jeg har SÅ mange kreasjoner jeg har tatt bilder av men ikke blogget enda, som dette julekortet med et kjempeflott bakgrunn stempel fra Hero Arts  
Mon tro om jeg er alene om dette? 😉
Det blir jo oftest til at jeg blogger de kortene som jeg har tidspress på å få ut ~ som kreativ designer på to utfordringsblogger og tre innleveringer i mnd. Men tingene jeg lager innimellom, de tar jeg bare bilder av og så ligger de bare uredigert i en folder på laptopen.. 

💻 Det tror jeg blir et nyttårsforsett, å rydde opp i filene mine ~ og for all del, huske å ta sikkerhetskopier av alt! Nylig fikk jeg nok en 'blåskjerm' der datamaskinen låste seg, og hadde store problemer med å få pc'n til å virke igjen.. Den 'henger' seg oppe fremdeles av og til, men jeg vet ikke hvorfor! Dumme Microsoft 10! 😜



I have SO many creations that I have photos of but not blogged yet, like this christmas card with such a fabulous background stamp by Hero Arts ♥ 
I wonder if I'm alone in doing this? 😉
I find that I mostly blog the cards that has deadlines ~ as a creative design team member on two challengeblogs there are three I make each month. But the things I create in the meantime, I only photograph and upload to my laptop, and they stay there more often than not, un-edited in their folders...

I think this will be a newyears resolution for me. To clean up my files ~ and to remember to more often do backups of everything on my laptop! Recently I got yet another 'bluescreen' where my pc locked itself and I had major problems getting it to function again.. Well, it still has a few hangups now and then where I have to force it to shutdown, but when I turn it on again it works fine and the error cannot be found, so I just have to make sure that when the day comes that it really dies on me, I have great backups! Stupid microsoft 10 😜

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges
: [Ends on]
Winter Wonderland ~ Embossing dry or heat (I got both!) [Feb.1st.]
A Snowflakes Promise #47. ~ Anything goes
(2nd.entry)[Feb.5th.]
Color crazy wk. 4 ~ Anything goes
[Feb.3rd.]
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything goes! (2nd.entry)[Feb. 6th.]
Scrapy Land #82. ~ Always AG w. Die Brand SL sells [Feb.4th.]
Crafting from the Heart #192. ~ Anything goes [Feb.4th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1804. ~ Anything goes [Feb.4th.]
Dare 2B Artzy ~ January: Winter Wonderland! [Feb.3rd.]
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inside detail

Stamps/Embossingfolder: Sizzix & Hero Arts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Stamp 'Birds 'n' Trees' Set.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white & green cardstocks. Panduro Hobby Christmas Nature/Kraft coll. DP 'christmas greetings'.

Tools: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Australian Collection - Background Die Set' by Sue Wilson. Joanna Sheen Signature Dies 'Winter Snowflake SD431'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Double sided tape. High-Tack Double Sided Red Tape (Red Liner/Stix2/Miracle tape). 

Techniques/Mediums:  I used misc. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. To heat emboss I used a Versamark inkpad, a heat gun tool & 'Aladine poudre à embosser OR gold' and an unknown 'gold tinsel' embossingpowder.