Christmas Countdown

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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mandag 10. november 2014

Shabby Chic @ My Besties International


Good Morning friends, followers and fellow crafters!
Oh, am I glad this weekend is over!
Arranging a flea market is really hard work!
But it was worth it! All expences paid we neared 50.000,- NKr!
Isn’t that great???
The youths and I have a little bit of tidying to do later today, but most of the work is done, and everybody seems to be happy. 

And today it’s time for a new challenge over @

With Wonderful Prizes for the Lucky Winners

The theme for this challenge is
I started making my Giftbag with a clear, Shabby Chic idea in my head…
…somehow it turned out more like, what I would call Vintage Shabby Chic…
I just took a brown paperbag, measured DPs to fit it. Then I ran several of my dies through my die cutting machine. The die cuts are inked and «dipped in» white Gesso before they’re attached to the paperbag.
On the die cut «arrangement» I also put the image.
Looking closely you’ll see a little string of twine hanging down from the tag tucked under the die cut panel…

I’ve used the image called IMG0004, from Sherri Baldy.
You can find all of Sherri Baldys images in her shops
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store


IMG0004
Coloured with ProMarkers

take a look at what the rest of the DT-girls have made,
get inspired
and join the challenge 
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I’ll join these challenges:
Kort o Mania #118 - Jul i Brunt og Blått/ Christmas in Brown and Blue
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenge #113 - Cozy Winter Moments
A Creative Romance - Winter Warmers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #284 - Winter
Creative Card Crew #74 - Christmas Joy!
Dream Valley #94 - Getting ready for Christmas
Without Words - Preparing for Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Papirdokkene #64 - Julekort i satt fargekombo (blå & brun)
Crafty Calendar - It’s all about Christmas
Completely Christmas #37 - Anything Goes… With a twist Let’s see some Blue
Scrapbook Stamp Society #54 - Anything Goes
My Besties Friendship #7 - Der Winter steht vor der Tür
My Besties UK - Anything Goes & Christmas
My Besties Aussie - Let it snow, add snowflakes & glitter
My Besties Deutschland #8 - Alles geht + option Weinachten

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So Long

søndag 9. november 2014

Winter/ Blue @ Storyteller


Good Morning to you all.
Today we’re celebrating Fathers Day in Norway - but what a Fathers Day! My sons class is arranging this years Flea Market this weekend, and the whole family is involved in the arrangement. We’re sorting old things and clothes and baking cakeS(!) - and when the market has finished we have all the tidying and cleaning to do…
So when Sunday evening comes I guess I’ll put my feet high and have a glass of wine whilst watching «Midsomer Murders» ��

This Sunday we also have a new challenge over at

I hope many of you will take time to join us for this challenge, with the fun theme
Winter/ Blue

I have made a «GiftCardPocketCard» for this challenge.
Below the pictures you’ll find the material list, so first I’ll just show you all sides of the pockest and inlaycard:





Materials used for the Pocketcard:
Image: Hero Arts
DPs: Melissa Frances
Textstamp: Storyteller
Dies: QuicKutz «Tab»
Punch: Tonic snøfnugg
DistressInk «Walnut Stain»
Decorations: Pixies (Doodlebug design), Glitterstickles «Frosted Lace», Silverlace (Stoff & Stil)
The image is coloured with ProMarkers

I’ll join the following challenges:
Completely Christmas #37 - Anything Goes with a Twist…Let’s see some Blue
Winter Wonderland - Frosty The Snowman
A Creative Christmas - Winter Warmers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #284 - Winter
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #74 - Christmas Joy!
Dream Valley #94 - Getting Ready For Christmas
Without Words - Preparing For Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - It’s All About Christmas

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve liked what you’ve seen. 
I also hope you’ll join the challenge over at 

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So Long


onsdag 5. november 2014

Cute Christmas @ I ❤️ ProMarkers

Good Morning to you all.
Time for another challenge over @
I ❤️ ProMarkers

This time with the wonderful
Sherri Baldy 
as sponsor

This week the theme for the challenge is
Cute Christmas

For my Cute Christmas DT-project I made a Paperbag-card.
I used Sherri Baldys My Besties IMG100010 on it.
You can find a list of both ProMarkers I used to colour it, and materials I used on it further down in this post.
Here’s my PaperBag-Card, I hope you like it:

Inlaycard shown too:

One side of the inlaycard has plenty of space for personal greetings:

«The Boring Backs»:


ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Skin: Ivory, Dusky Pink, Tan, Sunkissed Pink
Eyes: Powder Blue
Hair: Mustard, Gold
Clothes: Khaki, Pastel Beige, Blossom, Pale Blossom, Warm Grey1, Warm Grey3, Blender
Birds: Praline, Spice, Almond, Blender
Fence: Tan
Holly: Pear Green, Olive Green
Background: Pastel Blue, Blender

Materials used to make the paperbagcard:
Sherri Baldys My Besties IMG100010
Paperbag
Bazzill cardstock, White and Kraft
DPs: Panduro «Snowflakes in corner», Vibeke Spigseth Poppydesign «Seasons Greetings»
Dies: Magnolia (Fence, Doily, Trees, House, Snowflake small), I can’t remember where the bigger snowflake is from
Punch: Martha Stewart
Textstamps: Ladybug and Friends «Julehilsener», Papirdesign (on the inlay card)
Frantage «Shabby White» and «Chunky White», DistressInk WalnutStain, Sugarcoating Lily White Glitter (Doodlebug design), Aleenes True Snow,
Snowflakecharms, Bells, Paperstraw, Doily, Halfpearls, Seambindingribbon, Blingstones, Homemade Pin

I’ll join this challenges with my Paperbagcard:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Optional Extra Include lots of Sparkle or Glitter
Creative Card Crew #74 - Christmas Joy!
Party Time Tuesdays #188 - Anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft- Room Challenge - A Vintage Christmas
Squigglefly #44 - Use Patterned Paper
Dream Valley #94 - Getting Ready For Christmas
Card Mania #59 - Use Your Dies
Stamping Sensations - Christmas
Crafty Calender - It’s All About Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Brown Sugar #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats #253 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #81 - Anything Goes Cards Only
Hobbygarasjen #19 - Jul i Oktober
Completely Christmas #36 - Anything Goes with a twist Add a Robin
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #201 - Sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes as long as it’s Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas - Snowflakes
My Besties Deutschland #8 - Alles Geht + Option Weinachten
My Besties UK - Anything Goes & Christmas
My Besties Friendship #7 - Der Winter steht vor der Tür
My Besties Aussie #30 - Let it Snow - Add Snowflakes and Glitter

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So Long

onsdag 29. oktober 2014

Three of a Kind @ I ❤️ ProMarkers


I have made a giftbag for this weeks challenge over at
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.no

Our sponsors for the challenge are:


and


This weeks theme is
Three Of A Kind

On my giftbag I’ve used
3 Ribbons
3 Charms
3 Dies-sets ( 1 from Magnolia, 1 from Marianne Design, 1 from Memory Box))
and the image has 3 candycanes
The image is from Stitchy Bears and is named Candy Cane Tag
The tag on the image comes blank, I have stamped a little christmas greeting on it. The greeting is a textstamp from Storyteller.
DP is from Karen Foster, bought years back. Paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain.
The white berries on the image are «dotted on» with Liquid Pearls White Opal.
To keep the giftbag closed I put magnets under papers on the «lid».

From left side:

Back of the giftbag:


ProMarkers used to colour the image:
Olive Green, Pear Green
Poppy Red, Burgundy
Warm Grey 1

I’ll enter my giftbag into these challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #48 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round - Embellish it!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes As Long As It’s Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Papers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Stampavie and More - No Kard
Delightful Challenges - 3’s Not a Crowd
Brown Sugar #117 - Anything goes
Allsorts #282 - Christmas
Hobbygarasjens Utfordringsblogg #19 - Jul i oktober
Craft-Room Challenge - A Vintage Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #187 - Anything Goes

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søndag 26. oktober 2014

Shabby Chic @ My Besties Norge

Good Morning to you all.
For todays post I’ve tried to make a Shabby Chic styled card for the new challenge at
My Besties Norge

Shabby Chic
is the theme for the next challenge.
I hope you like it, and that you’ll join us for this one.

I’ve used the beautiful image called Snow girl from Sherri Baldys My Besties
You can find this, and all the other of Sherris images in her shops:
Sherri’s Etsy Store
Scrapbook Stamp Society
My Besties Store
I used lots if dies on this card - I love dies, especially snowflakedies, and the poinsettia I think is my all time favourite!
Around the image I used a little frantage. The paperedges are inked with DistressInk WalnutStain. The ribbonbow is made of seambindingribbon and has a little snowflakecharm attached. I made the pin myself.


Front-, Back- and insides of the card. The inside has a stamped greeting from Papirdesign.




I’ll join these challenges:
Hobbygarasjens utfordringsblogg - Jul i oktober
Allsorts #282 - Christmas
Brown Sugar #117 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #80 - Anything Goes - Cards Only
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #186 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender - Bingo! (Sparkle/ Die Cuts/ Blue)
Christmas Card Challenges #48 - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas #35 - Anything Goes…With a Twist Add a Sentiment
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round - Embellish it!
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes As Long As It’s Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas - Snowflakes

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So Long