fredag 31. desember 2010

Happy new year and my take on the december 24th sketch at SOUS!

I am a week late with what should have been my DT layout at SOUS for Christmas Eve. the reason for this is that I just had too much to do before i left for my Christmas vacation on the 19th, so I did not have time to finish it. Now I am back home after a wonderful vacation at my parents house. Good times with family and old friends, lots of lovely food, cold, but beautiful weather and last but not least happy children!! I love Christmas!

For my layout I have used a cute picture of my daughter and son on their celebration of Lucia (Saint Lucy's Day - a common celebration i Norway and Sweden) in their daycare/kindergarten on the 13th of december this year.

Have used some leftover tinsel (?) around the picture as the kids have this on their costumes. The letters for the title are really brown felt letters, but I used a looot of stickles on them to make them fit the rest. The swirls are actually one pearl/rhinestone swirl from Prima, but I cut it up to fit my layout better.

That was all for this year. Hope many of you will join the ongoing challenge at Stuck On U Sketches - open till January 7th! The only thing left to do is wish you all a Happy New Year, and I am doing that with this picture I took yesterday in our garden!

fredag 10. desember 2010

DT-Layout for SOUS - december 10th

I am a terrible blogger. I am slow, and I have at least 5 projects that I have done the last weeks that I have not uploaded. Started early today thinking about making this post, but I wanted to wait for daylight so that i could take some better photos of my layout. Daylight came around noon, and I got the pictures I wanted, but then me and my husband, who both had a day off from work with no kids around, decided to go skiing... now I am ready though!!

My post for today is my DT-layout for the coming challenge at SOUS. This week there is no sketch, but we are challenging you to make a layout using some kind of die cut paper, or if you don't have any, to make your own.

We all got a selection of Bo Bunny Die cut papers sponsored by Generations crafting, so please go look what all the designers did with theirs.

This week I had to go for the quick and easy kind of layout (too little time to much to make before christmas), and then this paper was perfect, because it was so decorative. Have chosen a beautiful picture of my big girl, and have just used some flowers from Prima, some roses and some pearls for embellishments:

Hope you will all join us for this challenge :)

fredag 26. november 2010

DT-Layout for SOUS - november 26th

Just a quick post for now to show you my layout for Stuck On U Sketches this week. Please check out the blog to see the lovely sketch created to us by Vanessa Waller, and join in on the fun :)
We have had this really really cold weather (right now it is 15 F) all november - not much snow, but enough to take the sled out and give it a go. For Peter this was his first time riding on the sled.

Unfortunately because of the wintery darkness above the arctic circle, I could not really get a good photo of my layout. Have tried to fix it in iphoto, but the colors are still a bit off. Hope you can see past that :)

For my layout I have used this beautiful wintery patterned papers from Bo Bunny (Winter whispers). I have distressed and inked the edges, and the panels and the lace are all sown on. Other things I have used:

Die cuts: snowflakes are quickutz, swirl is cricut home accents
Title is cut with cricut - storybook
Snowflake stamps are from Stempelglede
Bling brads are from Papirloftet

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!

torsdag 18. november 2010

Magnolia birthday card

Just a quick post with a card that I originally made for this weeks challenge over at Friday sketchers, but I was to late posting it. Made the card for my aunt's 62th birthday this week. Have used:

Patterned papers from Maja design
Stamps: Magnolia and Ett trykk
Flowers from Prima
Border punch from Martha Stewart
Leaf punch from Nellie Snellen

Thank you for looking. Have a wonderful weekend!

søndag 14. november 2010

Et par kort

Dette er egentlig et par kort eg laga for ei stund sia, men sidan eg er en fryktelig treig blogger har det lagt klart ei stund uten at eg har fått det ut på bloggen.

Først et babykort laga på bestilling til en kollega. Rosa og brunt, med nydelige papirer fra Maja Design og stempel fra Wiff of joy.

Og deretter et kort laga til 60-års-dagen til tanta mi for litt sidan. Stempel fra Magnolia og papirer fra Basic Grey.

Takk for besøket :)

fredag 12. november 2010

SOUS 12th of November

It is time for another sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches. I am a bit late with my post this week. It is my day off for this week, so I have been busy doing housework all day. What a blessing LOL!

This week we had a beautiful sketch by Vanessa Waller to play with. You can see it here. I have turned it the other way around, mostly because of the paper I wanted to use - these lovely papers from Webster's pages that have been in my "archive" of patterned paper for ages. Picture is of my DD from this spring. I can't believe how fast she is growing, and that is also what my journaling is about.

Everything except the ribbon are from the same collection from Webster's pages. I think it is from 2009, but I really don't remember excactly. Have fussy cut and layered the flowers  for some dimension.

Have also used my sowing machine a lot. Have sown all the panels, the ribbon and the photo. Have also used som decorative stitching as you can see here:

Thank you so much for visiting me. I hope you will take your time to visit the SOUS challenge blog to see the rest of the teams wonderful lay outs, and also to get to know our guest designer Lisa Gregory.

fredag 29. oktober 2010

Kunstner - SOUS 29th of october

This week the theme at Stuck on U Sketches is Halloween, but since I don't celebrate Halloween I have chosen only to use the colors with these cute picture of my daughter painting when she was little. Have used orange papers from MME (Magnolia) and Cosmo cricket (Joyride).

Have followed the theme of the pictures and used a lot of acrylic paint, for the edges, and to imitate her "painting style" (LOL). Have also accentuated the largest picture with pearls and rhinestones from Prima.

Have used flowers from Prima (got flowers) and a feather I found in my stash. 

Hope you will join us for this challenge with a great two-page sketch!

fredag 15. oktober 2010

Trampoline - SOUS chlalenge october 15th

Just a quick post today as we are going away for the weekend and I should really get ready so we can go LOL!

Have had a great time doing summer photos this week. We have had a pretty great september here, but now the autumn weather has coughtup with us, and we have even had our first snowfall for this season. Nice weather to be inside and think about summer :)

Pictures are of our daughter on the trampoline - a birthday present to both kids from their grand parents. She has had so much fun on it!

Made a little scene with Every day paper dolls. it is quite amazing all the stuff that is on it :)

Title is cut with Printing press. Have not used it in ages, but knew it would be perfect here. Love how it came out in this bouncy way. Arrow I cut by freehand.

Think that covers most of it. Have a great weekend everyone, and be sure to stop by at Stuck on U SKetches to see the other designs and visit our guest designer for the week - Jane Stirling

mandag 4. oktober 2010

Christmas in october

I have made another card - this time for christmas. Have used the sketch over at sketch saturday this week - week #123. Am also joining challenge #79 at Stamptacular sunday - layer it on, and week 75 at Just Magnolia - Anything goes.

Stamp is of course from Magnolia, colored with distress inks - mainly aged mahogany and vintage photo. Patterned papers I found in my folder of scraps. I believe the text-paper is from Papirdesign, but the other one I have no idea. Have also used lace and roses from papirloftet. Heart is a punch from EK success and branch is a McGill punch.

Text stamp is from Stempelglede and pearls from Kaiser kraft. That is all I think :)

fredag 1. oktober 2010

Coolest in town - SOUS october 1st

It is friday again, and time for a new challenge over at Stuck on U sketches. This week we have had a super sketch from Becky Fleck to play with. Make sure you stop by and look at all the designs and see what the other girls made!

This is my take on the sketch. I have enjoyed looking at old photos on the computer this week, and found these cute pictures of my daughter at 7 months.

Have used bazill craft cardstock as a base (one of my favourites), and misc scraps for the patternes squares. Have also used a lot of bling (brown from Kaiser craft) and stamps from the norwegian producer Stempelglede, all of them from her "grunge collection". You can see on of the borders in close up here. I really love these: 

In the upper left corner I have cut some pink stars with my cricut and the good old george cart. Added some brads in the middle for more edge:

The title are some felt stickers I found in my drawers of misc stash. Think I got them in a LRS kit once, but do not know who made them. You can see a bit of them here, together with my cross stitches, which I made in pink scrappers floss:

A few more detail pictures:

This sketch was really fun to work with, so I hope you join us at SOUS!

tirsdag 28. september 2010

Nytt kort - New card

Konfirmasjonskort til jente som eg laga for et par veker sidan.

Har tatt utgangspunkt i Tilda med rose, som er måla med distress inks - hovedsaklig milled lavender, dusty concord og walnut stain.

Har ellers brukt mønsterpapir fra Panduro (det lilla) og 7 gypsies (notepapiret), blomster fra papirloftet, perler fra Kaiser craft og kant punch (doily lace) fra Martha Stewart. "Til konfirmanten"-stempelet er fra Papirdesign.

Confirmation card for a girl with a Tilda stamp from Magnolia colored with distress inks, papers from Panduro and 7 gypsies, Martha Stewart punch, flowers from Papirloftet, Pearls from Kaiser craft and text stamp from Pairdesign.

fredag 17. september 2010

SOUS September 17th - first designer week

Welcome to my first LO as a designer for SOUS (Stuck on U Sketches). It has been kind of a scary start for me, because I have hardly ever made a double page, and I honestly did not think I could do it, but I could (I even tink I will do it again) :)

The pictures tell the story of my daughters first bike (this weeks lesson in norwegian: sykkel=bike...LOL).  The bright pinkt patterned paper is Glitz, but the other one I do not know. Title is cut from cricut Hello Kitty font!

This cute little girl is a stamp from the swedish producer Hänglar & stänglar, and I have colored her with distress inks and water (I love stamping, and that is my prefered coloring technique).

Bike is cut with Cricut and Every Day Paper Dools. Cut an extra layer of pink to make some dimension and to make it look like DDs bike. Also adjusted it to be a more girly bike and added eyelets in the wheels.

Thank you for dropping by. I hope you will join us in this weeks challenge at SOUS and visit the other designers!

lørdag 4. september 2010

Joining the SOUS DT - SO excited

Just a quick post to share the news that Stuck On U Sketches have chosen me as a member of their semi-permanent DT, which means that I get to join in on the fun for 6 months!! Hurray! Have followed the SOUS blog from the start, and have joined in on their challenges at every opportunity - am super excited!

Thank you so for the opportunity girls! 

Be sure to stop by to join th challenges - a new sketch every other friday!!

This is the current sketch - posted on september 3rd!

fredag 27. august 2010

New friend - SOUS 20th of august

I am finally back in the game, and this time I actually made a layout with a picture of no other than myself. Not done that before I think! As always loved the sketch you had provided at SOUS.

I have used quite bold colours. I usually use soft colors, and I am not sure if I would ever come up with this color scheme if it wasn't for the parrot... But I thought that if he could pull it off, so can I!! Actually loved how it turned out.

Have used a patterned paper from MME, and blue flowers from my stash. Bling is prima I think, but not sure. The letters are thickers 
that I got in a LRS kit once, 
and hibiscuses are cut from Cricut Storybook.

søndag 13. juni 2010

Skissedilla #63 - blått blikk

Er ganske stolt av meg sjølv no, for dette er faktisk 3. LO på litt over ei veke. Slett ikkje verst. Har brukt skisse nr 63 hos Skissedilla. Peter Olai sine store blå øyne blir stadig vekk kommentert når han møter nye folk, så tenkte eg måtte lage en LO om desse.

Har prøvd meg på en litt meir rufsete stil enn eg vanligvis har. Ganske fornøyd med resultatet egentlig, men ser at min hang til symmetri skinner gjennom...hihihi.

Har brukt bølgepapp malt med Tim Holz crackle paint og distress ink, sammen med baksida av et mønsterark fra Kaiser scrapbook.

Hjertene er chipboard (fra skuffen min)  også mala med crackle paint:

Har ellers sydd i to av kantane med scrappers floss, brukt stiftemaskin, stempel fra Stempelglede - grunge collection, diverse knapper og perler fra Kaiser craft.

mandag 7. juni 2010

SOUS June 4th - sister and brother

Loved the clean and simple sketch this week, and even managed to resist putting more stash onto it :) Love these pictures of my two little sweeties from last november. Konstanse is so proud of her new little brother!

Have used a beautiful patterned paper from the swedish Maja design - my favourite these days. It is two sides of the same paper. All edges are torn (nail file) and then sawn on. Have also done some sewing around the edges (four rounds...).  Flowers are the Retro flower punches from EK success (small, medium, large):

Have also used lots and lots of my beloved Kaiser craft pearls:

Thank you for dropping by. Please leave a comment so I can visit you back!!

torsdag 3. juni 2010

SOUS 28th of May - sketch by beggahuna - picking berries

Long time no see again - I have been crafting, but have not been around my computer very much, so have not done any posting... i am a terrible terrible blogger...

have once again joined the challenge at SOUS (I once had a new years resolution to do that every week, but so far I have not been very good - but that is kind of normal when it comes to new years resolutions though so not feeling that guilty).

Well... loved the sketch this week by Beggahua! Love the white spaces, and the multiple photo opportunities. Have once again digged deep in my library of pictures, with these cute photoes of Konstanse and her cousin picking blueberries in 2008. 

Have used papers and chipboard embellishments from Sassafrass (got them in an LRS kit ages ago - and finally found a suiting place for them). Love the little deer:

The blueberry "bush" is a cut from Storybook, cut as a border to make it longer. Title is once again Hello Kitty font Round feature - I love the simplicity of that font! the title by the way means "Small eager blueberry eaters"

torsdag 13. mai 2010

SOUS MAY 7th - "Oldebesta"

Finally found the time to join you at SOUS again this week. Had to celebrate that you picked me for one of your Guest designer spots. Thank you - I am very flattered :)

In Norway we celebrate Mothers day in february, but in honour of your Mothers day I chose these cute pictures from 2007 that my husband took of my daughter Konstanse and her great grandmother. Love these pictures of them!!

Did not get a very good picture of it (because of flash problems), but hope you can get an impression. Turned the sketch around. Have used patterned paper from Papirdesign, craft cardstock from bazill in the bacground, and I have used an edge stamp from Stempelglede - grunge collection around the edges. Panels are sown on. Have also used some lace and roses from Papirloftet, edge punch from Martha Stewart, misc. flower. Font is Cricut Opposite attracts - upright feature, and branches from storybook cart. Butterfly is a Quikcutz die! Phu... that is all I think :)

mandag 10. mai 2010

Sukkersøtt #83 - gratulasjonskort

Oppgava hos Sukkersøtt denne veka var å lage et gratulasjonskort - til hvilken som helst slags anledning. Har nytta sjansen til å lage et forsinka bursdagskort til nevøen vår (3 år). Var litt inspirert av Camilla Støen Bakke sitt criss cross kort i siste Ett trykk, så måtte lage et slikt. Lenge sia sist!

Tok utgangspunkt i papirer fra Cosmo Cricket - Joyride, og gjorde faktisk alt i motsatt rekkefølge av ka eg pleier - dvs at eg malte stempeltrykka til slutt. Funka det og :) "Gratulerer"-stempelet er fra Norsk stempelblad.
Alltid søte (og her kule) Edwin er mala i distress inks; hovedsaklig med tumbled glass/broken china og weathered wood/black soot:

Ballongane som er festa i sida av stempeltrykket med en eyelet er skjært ut med cricut (George and Basic shapes) i akvarellpapir, og er også mala med distress ink:

På innsida finner vi igjen Edwin sammen med gratulasjonsstempelet til Norsk stempelblad. Edwin er her mala i motsatte farger fra forsida:

Takk for besøket :)