Tuesday, March 31, 2009

{SMT - Lykken er....}

Scrapping the music - på norsk har denne gang valgt Hanne Krogh sin sang "lykken er". Fra denne sangen er det mange mulige "fraser" til valg på en layout. Jeg valgte meg "lykke er et spann med sand". På bildet leker gutten min med sand, i en lekepark i byen vi bor i. Helt herlig. Jeg har brukt egenlaget bakgrunnsark. Bakgrunnen er laget med multimedium, hvit maling fra Claudine Helmuth, avispapir, bees wax og symaskin!

Scrapping the music has this time chosen a song by Hanne Krogh "Hapiness is". From that song there are many possible phrases to use as a text for a layout. I chose "hapiness is a bucket with sand". On the photo my son is playing with sand, in a playground in the city we live in. Totally cute! I used my own homemade background for this layout. The background is made with multi medium, white paint from Claudine Helmuth, news paper, bees wax and my sewing machine.


Friday, March 27, 2009


I've made this layout, with one of my favorite photos of my boys. They are standing beside the kitchen window - looking out. You can see they really love each other! :) TFL!

Supplies: Crate paper, the other (biggest) paper is unknown, EK success, Mulberry flower, Prima, Queen & Co, MM spiral note pad, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Fancy Pants, ink.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

{Wiff of Joy challenge #23} - Donalda's sketch

Over at Wiff of Joy challenge blog this week there is a wonderful, wonderful sketch by Donalda! Check it out! It's fab!
Here's my Wiff of Joy image, sweet Melinda blowing kisses! TFL!

And here's my card!

Supplies: WoJ stamp, flower from Papirloftet, bling from Prima, paper from graphic 45 and Bazzil, spellbinders nestabilities, Promarkers, ink, and text stamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS (of the new collection).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

{Sukkersøtt # 33 - clean and simple} - 2 entries!

Over at Sukkersøtt the challenge this week is to make a card that's clean and simple. Most cardmakers in Scandinavia use a lot of embellishments, like flowers, lots of layers and use the vintage style a lot.
This first card here was made on Saturday, when I was with a good friend. A cropnight at her place :). The stamp is Shorty'n' friends made by Anneline Nyvold, really cool image, don't you think. It's a kinda Manga look! I colored the image with my Promarkers, I see now that one has to practice a lot, the same as coloring with other techniques (like distress inks or Prismacolors). The paper is some scrap paper from my friend, since I didn't bring any papers with me on the crop night we had! Thanks, Linda! The round text stamp is from Kreativ Hobby, and the other just beneath the stamped image is from Norsk Stempelblad AS. Translated to English the text is: The thoughest boy in the street!

The other card is a card I'm going to send to a co-worker, she and her husband have been married for 25 years this April. I thought the image by Stampavie was excellent! Other supplies are: say it in crystals (pearl), nestabilities, ribbon. Inside the card I have used a text stamp by Norsk Stempelblad. The papers are really old, I don't remember the brand.

Monday, March 23, 2009

{Shopping photos - Scraporama 2009}

Finally, some shopping *LOL*. Well, I'm good at shopping anytime! This is the photos from the weekends big happening - Scraporama 2009 - outside Oslo! I went there with friends, and shopped for about 2800 NOK!!! My dear husband gave that money for me to spend.
3ndy papir (Norwegian producer - really lovely):

At Steffens I bought this. I also bought 3 Promarker pens, but they are not in the photo:

Shorty 'n friends (stamp):

Papir i hjertet:

Scrap Me (I think) - they had 10% off:


Lines Hobby had a really, really good deal on the Spellbinders!:

Happy Hobby:

Ett Trykk:

Friday, March 20, 2009

{Scraporama 2009}

Tomorrow there is a big happening in Oslo! Scraporama 2009! I'm going with some friends of mine, to spend hours shopping, looking, taking part in make's and take's/demos. Really looking forward to that!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

{Wiff of Joy challenge #22}

Over at Wiff of Joy challenge blog, they have a super-duper challenge this week! The challenge is to make a card with the color green. I used a lot of green on my image, and also the papers are quite green. I used this lovely stamp Willow with umbrella. :) Colored almost everything green, with my Prismacolor pencils. The text says: I miss you in Norwegian and is from the new stamp collection of Norsk Stempelblad.

Supplies: Cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots), liquid pearls (white), text stamp is from Norsk Stempelblad, WoJ stamp, Prismacolor pencils, ribbon, patterned paper is from Fiskars, McGill punch, Prima, glitter glue,Nestabilities, and some stash.

{Magnolia vs Stampavie - Mother's day card}

This week over at the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge blog the challenge is to make a Mother's day card. Mother's day was in February in Norway, but still, a card for my mum, is nice to make and send. The color on this photo looks a bit odd, but it's purple/lavender. I used a Tilda with rose, she's beautiful! The text stamp is from Norsk Stempelblad, and is translated to 'Dear Mom'. The inside card has been stamped with stamp from Stempelglede.

2 new cards

I really enjoy to make my own backgrounds after attending a class at Steffens with Connie, a couple of weeks ago. this card was made with distress on watercolor paper. The stamp is from Paperbag studios. Really nice - don't you think! I bought 2 sets of this stamps about 6 months ago, and have not been good at useing them. I stamped on glossy paper, and colored with nibs and a small sponge. The text stamp is from Kreativ Hobby, and the other stamp is from Stempelglede (grunge collection).

This other card is with Magnolia, from the new Spring kit. It's so lovely, don't you think? The image is colored with Promarkers. Other supplies are: MM paper, Stampin' Up punch, bling, MS punch, buttons, floss, EK Success circle punch and Nestabilities.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

{Sukkersøtt #32 - color sheme challenge}

Couldn't resist doing another card for this lovely challenge over at Sukkersøtt. The challenge is to use colors - you find the colors here.
I made this card with the same Magnolia stamp from the Spring kit. Colored with distress ink. There is not very much brown in this card, only the hair, basket, shoe laces and the dress...

Supplies: green bazzil, blue pearls, patterned paper ?, Prima, McGill punch, Magnolia stamp colored with distress ink.

{A little prince}

A lot of my friends are expecting babies this Spring/Summer, so yesterday I made this cute small card only 10x10 cm. The stamp is the only "baby" stamp I've got, but I think it's so cute :). It's an old magnolia stamp. The card is very simple, but cute... The image is colored with distress ink.

Supplies: craft and white cardstock, paper from Kaisercraft, corner punch from panduro for only 10 NOK, McGill punch, Prima, scalloped punch, sentiment is from Norsk Stempelblad AS.

Monday, March 16, 2009

{A father's love}

I don't make many layouts these days, but yesterday evening, when my husband watched football on the telly, I made this layout. The photo is very old, I think my son was only 6-7 months old then. Here he's with his father... just a lovely photo. I used my Cricut expression to cut out the 'love' in the title....

Supplies: My yellow bicycle, Mulberry flowers from Papirloftet, retro flower punch, stamp Stempelglede, Prima, charm bought from a friend (I think it's MM), white brad from ?, wooden swirl from Kaisercraft, Heidi Swapp ghost heart with alcohol ink, MM alfa stickers, Prima say it in crystals, xxxooo rubons from ?. Newspaper and Medium(Claudine Hellmuth), white acrylic paint C. Hellmuth, crackle paint from Ranger.

{Sukkersøtt #32} - color theme challenge

At Sukkersøtt they have a different challenge this week, a color theme, check out the colors here.
I received my Spring Kit from Magnolia last Thursday. Wow! How darling stamps.... :) I just had to try this one.... I used my Promarkers to color the image.

Supplies: green, brown cardstock from Bazzil, pink patterned paper from BG, swirls from QK, flowers from Prima, green glitter glue from Stickles (Ranger), text stamp is Norsk Stempelblad (one of the favorite stamps ever - they are so versatile). Border punch from M. Stewart, circle is made with Fiskars punch.

{Easter card and one artsy card}

After attending a class at Steffens with Connie, I tried to make a background or two myself! Not sure if this is actually perfect, but it's my first try with some newspaper, Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paint and medium to make it more transparent.... The stamp is Paperbag studios.

Supplies: kraft cardstock (Bazzil), white Bazzil, newspaper, Hellmuth paint, medium (C.Hellmuth), Paperbag studios, brown StazOn, distress ink to paint the image. inked edges and some ink over the background.
Easter card:

Supplies: M.Stewart, Bazzil, Fiskars round punch, stamped image borrowed from a friend (I think it's Penny Black). Dymo. some border stamp (Stempelglede grunge collection) around the card, not very visible on the photo.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

{Learing how to stamp?}

Today my son and I bought some crafting stuff for him. Some 'plastelina', Hama beads and a stamp set for kids. The stamps were actually quite nice. My son borrowed my Versa mark ink. Lot of fun for us both! This is perfect for me, since I can get some crafting done, when he's sitting next to me! :) And he sits quite still for a little time!

Friday, March 13, 2009

{Vacation in Vietnam?}

This photo of my son was taken in Vietnam, outside Nha Trang (south of Vietnam) February 2008... We went with boat out to a totally desertet island, with only a small family living there. A 'private beach' and eating sea food in the families back yard... Peders dad took this lovely photo when our son sat down on the stairs...

It was a lovely vacation, with a lot of sun, lovely food and very happy days with our friends there.

Yesterday we got an invitation from our Vietnamese friends - they live in Oslo - to go with them and spend some weeks this summer in Vietnam.

They are going there to celebrate a family members 70th birthday. And they asked us to join them. So, if we get the time off at work, and some other things turns out right, maybe we'll go!!!

And I remember last year, I thought there would be at least 2 years 'till we would go....

Oh... I'm looking forward to sun and summer - and maybe in Vietnam with our friends! :)

{Sweet dreams}

Here's a photo I just love, I've made other layouts with this photo. The photo was taken in Vietnam (Ho Chi Mihn city, former Saigon). We had a long flight over, and our son didn't get much sleep. When we finally arrived, he slept, slept, and slept... He was just so adorable when he slept in our bed in the hotel room.Ops! I see that something has landed on the photo as I took a photo of the layout... the rubon says "my baby" and the little black tiny thing is not supposed to be there at all! Sorry!

Supplies: fancy pants, tim holtz, maya road, dymo, bling, prima, floss, crackle paint, american crafts, jenni bowlin, floss, pearl, distresser, ink, Fiskars edge punch, old book page.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

{2 more ART cards}

After attending the class with Connie last week, I really was inspired to make my own background on cards, and not just only make cards with patterned paper I have bought. So I made this background last evening, and finished the card today. The stamp is one of my new favorite stamps. The other stamp is from Stempelglede (grunge collection) - it's so vertisale! The text stamp is also new, from Norsk Stempelblad. The paint is MM and some hobby paint from Panduro (cheap one, I think).

The card made in class is this one. A bit plain, but I've mounted the card so I can't really undo it! The stamp was Connies, and it's Tim Holtz, really nice one! :)

I just had to order some paint, thank's to Connie! So today I ordered a lot of acrylic paint... but I got my paycheck today - so it's okay ;).