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onsdag 17. desember 2014

Anything Goes @ I ❤️ ProMarkers

 
Hello again :)
Just one more week untill the Big Day, and like every year I can’t understand how to get everything finished in time. I just hope that when the day arrive things are like they always have been - they usually do…
Today is Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at 
 This week the theme is (the one we all love):

This week we have 2 sponsors:
and
Visit I ❤️ ProMarkers to read about their prizes.

For our Anything goes Challenge I have made a new page for my recipe book.
I have used the same image as I used for last weeks challenge, it’s called Pillsbury SnoBoy, and is from our sponsor Stitchy Bears.
With the image I used several snowflakes, made with both dies and punches, to decorate with. I found the big, glittered snowflake at a fleamarket. I also used some pompom-ribbon, cheesecloth, pearlstrings, halfpearls and seambindingribbon.
On the recipe tag I used a snowflakeshaped eyelet, some twine and ribbon, some halfpearls and a punched snowflake.
The recipe is handwritten.
Of course the image is coloured with ProMarkers - and has a little glitter on the SnoBoy himself…
The page is made with a «pocket» to put the recipe tag into.

The recipe pulled a bit out of the pocket:

How to make the Snowballs with Limoncino:
You’ll need:
200 grams marzipane
1 teaspoon grated lemonpeel
2 tablespoons limoncino
3 tablespoons icing sugar
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150 grams white chocolate
grated coconut
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Knead together marzipane, lemonpeel, limoncino and icingsugar. Form into small icingballs and let cool while melting the white chocolate.
Dipe the snowballs in the white chocolate, then roll them in grated cocnut.
Delicious!
(PS I always wear glowes making these)

(In my blogpost last week for I ❤️ ProMarkers you can see the snowballs in some of the pictures, you can find it here, or just scroll down.



(Here’s the frontpage of my recipe book, made years ago when I was new to scrapping and cardmaking. I guess I could have made it a lot better today, but it is kind of fun looking through the pages and see the progress I’ve made):

I’ll join these challenges:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights #37 - Anything Goes!
Creative Inspirations #294 - Christmas/ New Year
Deep Ocean #93 - Christmas is all around
Tuesday Throwdown #225 - Christmas
Creative Card Crew #77 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #122 - Anything Goes/ Merry Christmas
Dream Valley #97 - Christmas
Card Mania #62 - Christmas
East Wind #21 - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss #266 - Blue for Christmas
The Crazy Challenge #186 - Christmas
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #80 - Christmas

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So Long

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onsdag 10. desember 2014

Pearls and Swirls @ I ❤️ ProMarkers


I’m sorry I’m a bit late with todays post - I stayed up too late last night, doing «christmassy things», and had completely forgot to push «plan» on this blogpost, so when I slept too long today, my post didn’t go live…
But here it is, and I hope you like it.

Today we have a new challenge for you over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers

This week with the theme
Pearls and Swirls

Our sponsor this week is
Visible Image

For my DT-entry this week I’ve made a Tag.
The tag is tied onto a bag of «Chocolate-Snowballs», homemade little, white chocolateballs, that my family think is delicious. And I think this image (from Stitchy Bear) is just perfect for thos purpose.
I’ve used old DPs from Ladybug and Friends. T decorate I used several dies, a little bit of silvercoloured lace, some pearlswirls and -strings, and some halfpearls and blingstones of course.
Paperedges are distressed and inked.
Then I used a bit of string to tie the tag onto the bag.
The image is, of course coloured with ProMarkers, the snowman and his snowballs have got some Glitterstickles on as well.



I’ll join these challenges:
Papirlosjen - Jul
A Gem of a Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #57 - Anything Goes/ Winter
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #121 - Anything Goes or Snow
Allways Something Creative #88 - Weinachten
Card and Scrap #87 - Jul eller Nytår
Crafting for all Seasons #91 - Anything Christmas But A Card
Let’s Craft and Create #99 - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Craft Hoarders #21 - Celebrate The Season
CCC Digi Creations #14 - Digi/ Christmas
Get Creative #3 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Bling It On!
Crafting For All Seasons #92 - Anything Christmas But A Card
Crafter’s Cafe #94 - Christmas/ Holiday Season
Passion For ProMarkers #277 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Party Time Tuesdays #93 - Anything Goes Theme

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I hope you’ve found a little inspiration here to join the new challenge at
I ❤️ ProMarkers.
Thanks a lot for stopping by ��
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So Long

mandag 8. desember 2014

Vintage Christmas @ My Besties International


Good Morning
Thanks a lot for stopping by at my little space.
I’m here today to show and tell about the new challenge over @
My Besties International

The challenge that starts today has the theme
Vintage Christmas
We all at My Besties International hope that many of you will join us for this one
- maybe you’ll be our lucky winner

I have made a giftbag for this challenge too - well, it’s not long untill christmas and I have started preparing the gifts…
On the giftbag I’ve used the image
IMG451
from Sherri Baldy
I have coloured the image with Promarkers, and put on a little glitter on the «furry» details of the clothing.
You can find this image, and all the other lovely images from Sherri Baldys in her shops
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store

The giftbag is made of Bazzill Kraft Cardstock, and is decorated with DPs from MajaDesign (Isn’t «Majapapers» great with My Besties-images?!?)
Other decorations are: Die cuts, Lace, Cheesecloth, a Flower, 2 little goldballs, some spices (cinnamonsticks and cloves) and a ribbon to close the giftbag.
-And of course I’ve inked all paperedges - I don’t think it feels finished without doing that…
Well, enough talk; here it is:



I’ll join these challenges:
Papirlosjen - Jul
A Gem of a Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #288 - Christmas
Creative Moments #57 - Anything Goes/ Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Is Coming
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations #121 - Anything Goes or Snow
The ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Allways Something Creative #88 - Weinachten
Card and Scrap #87 - Jul eller Nytår
Crafting for all Seasons #91 - Tis the Season
Let’s Craft and Create #99 - Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes with a Twist - All Things Christmas!
A Song In Your He(ART) #21 - Have yourself a merry little christmas - Any Kind Of Project
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Craft Hoarders #21 - Celebrate The Season
CCC Digi Creations #14 - Digi/ Christmas
Get Creative #3 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas/ Holidays
My Besties Friendship #8 - Es wird Weinachtlich/ Christmas Time
My Besties Aussie #31 - Anything Goes with a Bestie - Christmas
My Besties Deutschland #9 - Alles geht mit My Besties
Pile It On #49 - Anything Goes Christmas/ Holidays!

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So Long

søndag 7. desember 2014

Jul/ Nyttår!/ Feiring @ My Besties Norge


Hello again all crafters.
I’m back with todays 2.nd post.
This time for the new challenge at
My Besties Norge

The theme for this challenge is also
Jul/ Nyttår!/ Feiring
(Christmas/ New Year!/ Celebration)
This challenge will last for 4 weeks,
so enter your christmas or new years project and have fun.

I have made a giftwrapping for this challenge too.
I have used it for a pair of mittens, but of course you can put anything you like in the giftbag inside.
I have used Sherri Baldys beautiful image IMG440, on the giftbag.

You can find this one and all of Sherri Baldys images in her shops
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store

The giftbag is made of Bazzill cardstock, DPs are from MajaDesign.
To decorate it I used several dies (Magnolia DooHickeys, KaBoks, Wid Rose Studio, Memory Box) and laces. I inked all papers and cardstockedges with DistressInk WalnutStain. I also put on lots of siny, white halfpearls. The image is coloured with ProMarkers.
And here it is, the giftbag with the mittens:



I’ll join these challenges:
Papirlosjen - Jul
A Gem of a Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #288 - Christmas
Creative Moments #57 - Anything Goes/ Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Is Coming
Party Time Tuesdays #192 - Anything goes Theme
Artistic Inspirations #120 - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Allways Something Creative #88 - Weinachten
Card and Scrap #87 - Jul eller Nytår
Crafting for all Seasons #91 - Tis the Season
Let’s Craft and Create #99 - Christmas
My Besties Friendship #8 - Es wird Weinachtlich/ Christmas Time
My Besties Aussie #31 - Anything Goes with a Bestie - Christmas
My Besties Deutschland #9 - Alles geht mit My Besties

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I hope you’ll find the time to join us for this fun challenge.
Please visit
My Besties Norge
to see the projects from the rest of the DT-girls.
Be inspired,
Join in.

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Jul, Nyttår/ Feiring @ Storyteller


Good Morning all Crafty Friends and Followers.
Sunday, 2. sunday of advent, and it’s starting to look a little like christmas around here - but still I have lots to do; cleaning, baking, wrapping, decorating… But most of those things are just nice things to do - even the cleaning before christmas is SO much cozier to do than it is the rest of the year!

Today I have 2 blogposts coming. This first one is for the new challenge over at
Storyteller
This challenge will last for 4 weeks, so you’ll have lots of time to join in.
The theme for the challenge is
Jul, Nyttår/ Feiring
(Christmas, New Year/ Celebration)

For this challenge I’ve made the wrapping for a box of chocolate. The chocolates are called Mokkabønner, and are coffeeflavoured, coffeebeanshaped little chocolates - REALLY GOOD!
To make the wrapping I’ve used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
DPs: Imaginisce
Dies: Spellbinders
Stamps: Storyteller
Ribbon: Storyteller
Pins: 2 from Making Memories, 1 homemade
All paper- and cardstockedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain
The stamped santaimage (Storyteller) is embosset with Cuppa Joe Black Coffee Scented embossingpowder.

Here it is:


I’ll join these challenges:
Fantasy Stampers #25 - CAS Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge #134 - Anything Christmas
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #288 - Christmas
Creative Moments #57 - Anything Goes/ Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #64 - Anything Goes. With a Twist….Let’s see some embossing
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas Is Coming
Party Time Tuesdays #192 - Anything goes Theme
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Kort o Mania #120 - Jul i Tradisjonelle Farger
Artistic Inspirations #120 - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - Y is for Yuletide
Allways Something Creative #88 - Weinachten
Card and Scrap #87 - Jul eller Nytår
Crafting for all Seasons #91 - Tis the Season
Let’s Craft and Create #99 - Christmas

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I hope you like my DT-entry, and that you’ve found a little inspiration to join in on the challenge.
For more inspiration, just visit
Storyteller
to see what the rest of the DT-girls have made.


So Long

onsdag 3. desember 2014

Travel @ I ❤️ ProMarkers


Hello and Good Morning to you all.
Busy days this week to, but now it’s most christmaspreparations.
Last Sunday I sold lots of my cards and other creations at a christmas fair - people seemed to really like my things ��

Well, it’s Wednesday, and time for a new challenge at
I ❤️ ProMarkers

Our sponsor for this week is 
They are offering the lucky winner 2 digital images of the winners choice

The Theme for this weeks challenge is
Travel
How you interpret this challenge is entirely up to you, but please remember you MUST use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, TriaMarkers, AquaMarkers or the newer NeonMarkers and of course follow the theme to be entered into the prize draw, if you don’t your entry will not be eligible for the prize draw.

I’ve used my image from Dr.Digi to make a card for a boy - perfect image for a boys card, don’t you agree?
DPs are from an old Making Menories pad called «Just Chillin’».
I inked paper- and cardstockedges. To decorate the catrd I used a drinkingstraw that I put two banners on, three stars (dies from Memory Box, a little «cutted and adjusted»). The greeting («Gratulerer») is made with a dies from KaBoks.
Inside the card I stamped on a greeting (textstamp from Norsk Stempelblad AS).
And here it is, I hope you like it:




I’ll enter these challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays #192 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes…But NOT Christmas!!!
Scribble and Scrap #32 - Always Anything Goes
Sister Act #85 - Anything Goes, Card Only
Brown Sugar #122 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

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I hope you’ve seen the lovely creations the rest of the DT-girls over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers
 have made, and that you’ll find time to join us for this challenge.

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onsdag 26. november 2014

Frosty The Snowman @ I ❤️ ProMarkers

Hello Again and Good Morning, dear friends and followers.
After busy, busy days at work it is great to find a little time to sit down by the craftdesk.
I find it so peaceful and resting to sit her, colouring and cutting, glittering and glueing.

Now I’m here to show you my latest DT-entry for this weeks challenge over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers

For this challenge we have 2 sponsors:

Marianne Design

Milk Coffee

The theme for this weeks challenge is
Frosty The Snowman

How you interpret this is completely up to you, as long as you make sure you follow the theme and you MUST use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, AquaMarkers or Trias on your work, if not you entry will be deleted.

I have made a paperbagcard for this challenge.
My image is one of Sherri Baldys My Besties.
Of course it’s coloured with ProMarkers, around it I sprinkled on a little Frantage Shabby White.
The Dp is from Papirdesign. To get a touch of that shabby look I put on some white Gesso. I also inked the edges of the diecuts with DistressInk Walnut Stain. The flowers got both Gesso and DistressInk. Underneath the image I tucked two pieces of lace and a little cheesecloth.
-And can you see the tiny diecut greeting at the bottom of the paperbag, saying «God Jul» («Merry Christmas»)? It’s one of my newest dies, from KaBoks, and I absolutely LOVE it!


Frontside of insidecard pulled out:

Backside of insidecard, the stamped greeting is from Kort & Godt:



I’ll join these challenges:
Everybody Art #302 - Schneeflocke
Party Time Tuesdays #191 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #55 - Anything Goes + option Use Glitter
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #32 - Always Anything Goes
StampARTic - Jul/ Christmas
Kort o Mania #119 - Anything Goes As Long As It’s Christmas
Crafty Catz #256 - Winter Theme
Creative Moments #56 - Anything Goes/ Make It Sparkle
Stampavie and More #225 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #91 - Shabby Chic
Without Words - Preparing For Christmas
Card Mania #60 - Use A Digi
Crafty Calender - It’s All About Christmas
Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ - Snow People
My Besties Friendship #7 - Der Winter steht vor der Tür
My Besties Dutch Girls - Alles Mag Winter
My Besties Deutschland #9 - Alles geht mit My-Besties
My Besties Aussie #30 - Let it Snow - Add Snowflakes & Glitter

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Thanks for stopping by.
I really appreciate all visits and comments.
I also hope I have inspired you to join the challenge over at
I ❤️ ProMarkers

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So Long

onsdag 12. november 2014

Male Christmas @ I ❤️ ProMarkers


Hi again, dear friends and followers.
Wednesday means time for a new challenge over at
I hope you love these challenges as much as I do.

For this challenge we have two sponsors

http://www.kennykdownloads.com
where we got our images from,
and

http://www.diestodiefor.com

This weeks challenge theme is

 A Male Christmas

How you interpret this challenge is entirely up to you, but please remember you MUST use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, TriaMarkers, AquaMarkers or the newer NeonMarkers and of course follow the theme to be entered into the prize draw, if you don’t your entry will not be eligible for the prize draw.

I find most male projects rather hard to find ideas for - what to make, which colours to use, which  and not least how much embellishments to put on…
I coloured the image in different colour combinations before I found the combo I felt was masculine enough…
Kenny Ks images are always fun to work with, so colouring some extras wasn’t much of a bother :)
Both DPs and Textstamps are from Papirdesign.
So here it is; my Male christmas project:
A decorated Toffeefee Box:




Pro- and TriaMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Sandstone
Lips: Pale Blossom
Beard/ Mustache: Warm Grey 1 + Blender (and Glitterstickles StarDust)
Clothes:B138, C618, Saddle Brown, Praline, Cocoa, Gold
Sack and Toys: Praline, Sandstone, Satin, Cardinal Red, Poppy, Marsh Green, Pear Green, Gold, Sandstone, C555

I’ll enter my Toffefee Box into these challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #61 - Anything Goes. With a Twist… Add some Ribbon
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society #54 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #69 - Clean and Simple
Papirdesign - Juleforberedelser

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Please visit
I ❤️ ProMarkers 
to see what the other DT-girls have made to inspire you to join the challenge.
See what prizes our sponsors offers.
Read the rules and join the challenge

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So Long