fredag 30. desember 2011

SOUS December 30th - SNOWFLAKES

This will be a short post, and my last post for this year! I can't believe that there is just one more day to go before we write 2012. I have not done much crafting the last week as we have had visitors, but I plan to make 2012 another crafty year. I finally got my cricut expression, so am so looking forward to lots of time spent creating :) (Thanks to hubby :)
The challenge this week is SNOWFLAKE. I have used the two different snowflakes on the Christmas cart to make the snowy sky in my layout. Picture is from  April 1st 2011. Last winter we had snow from october till April - it is a little milder this year, we did not get a white Chritmas, but now it is beautiful and snowy outside.

The beautiful background paper is by Maja Design, and then I have just used pearls together with the snowflakes and my Dymo for the journaling.
Make sure you visit the rest of the girls. 
You find them all at Stuck On U Sketches!

fredag 23. desember 2011

December 23d - SOUS sketch challenge

The days are obviously too busy - I am late again, but now the house is decorated and quite clean, I just have some more wrapping to do and then we are ready ( In Norway we celebrate Christmas Eve, so tomorrow is the big day). The christmas snow we got the other day is replaced by a rainy and stormy weather, but I am thinking that we will get the Christmas spririt anyway.

I went for a card this week too. Needed one more Christmas card, and the sketch was great for that too :)
Be sure to visit my teammates. You will find them all HERE.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!! 

fredag 16. desember 2011

SOUS December 16th - baking for the holidays

I am SO late with this post. I just realized this morning that it was friday already, and I had forgotten my blog post... I blame Christmas LOL
I will keep this short!

The challenge this time is Baking for the holidays. I really wanted a gingerbread man for my layout, but none of my carts had one, so I went for pictures with our annual gingerbread house instead. Pictures show Konstanse with the gingerbread house on demolition day. It is fun to decorate it, and it looks great as a decoration for christmas, but it is even better to break it and eat it hihi. I have used the house from Christmas solutions, and papers a misc. leftovers. Enjoy :)

Hope you will join the challenge and visit my teammates. Just pop by Stuck On U Sketches.

fredag 9. desember 2011

SOUS December 9th - a sketch by Sandi Clarkson

Happy friday to you all!! Hope you will take a break from your Christmas preparations to join our challenge at Stuck On U Sketches this week. We have a gorgeous sketch by our own Sandi Clarkson for you. Maybe you have another christmas card to make or maybe new christmas pictures of the kids - this sketch will be perfect for both.

That said - I did not go for anything christmassy on my project this week... I am making something for christmas for someone, and this is the start of it, but I don't know if (s)he comes around my blog, so I cannot tell you more ;)

My project is 8x8", so not an ordinary card. Have used this very cute couple from Magnolia, and I have colored them with distress ink - only Pumice stone. Papers are from Papirdesign and 3ndy Paper. Flowers are from Prima and the lace I have picked up from my favourite craft store TreL
Pearls re also from Papirdesign.

fredag 2. desember 2011

SOUS die cut challenge - CHRISTMAS TREE

It is December - one of my favourite months! This year I have done so much preperations beforehand, so I hope for a peaceful Advent with lots of joy, crafting and candles. It is dark most of the time now, so for me there is nothing better than making a great cup of tea, light some candles, listen to Christmas music and make something for Christmas. Hope I can inspire you to do the same.

The die cut challenge at Stuck On U Sketches this week is the Christmas tree. I know that a lot of my american friends have this up and lit already, but in Norway we don't usually decorate the tree till December 23d. Last year we spent at my parents house, and we got to cut our own tree. This year we are at home in Bodø, so we have to settle for a store bought one,  but I long as I can smell the needles on the tree I am happy!

My dad, husband and daughter with one of our trees from last year
Enough chatting and on to my card: I have used one of the Christmas trees from the Christmas solutions cart for my card. I love this swirly tree. there is a quite similar one on the Lyrical letters cart, but I think this is the more elegant one.

I found a tutorial for making the folding on my card HERE. Text is in norwegian, but I think you can understand it from the scheme (she uses metric measurings). I love these "wooden" papers from Papirdesign. They are from a collection from 2010, and can be used for every season. Pearls are also from the same producer. Not much going on on this card, but that is me LOL

torsdag 1. desember 2011

Et par julekort til med "Julens gleder" - DT TreL

Det er på tide med enda litt fleire julekort. Her kjem eit par til med mønsterark frå papirdesign:

På det første kortet har eg brukt et stempel fra Nellie Snellen. Dette er clear stamps med utrulig skjønne motiv - meiner dette heiter "Falling star". Har fargelagt med distress ink.
Arka som er brukt er baksida på arket juletags (det med grantrærne) og baksida på Nissefar (anbefaler å kjøpe to av kvar av dei arka her, da begge sider er like flotte!!). Tagen med god jul er også fra juletags. Har også brukt kakeserviett og halvperler fra papirdesign - begge deler er å få hos TreL.

Her har eg brukt motiv fra et av Papirdesign sine klippeark. Mønsterakr er begge sider av arket "Julebukett" og tagen med julehilsen er fra baksia av arket "Pepperkaker" fra papirdesign jula 2010 og bling swirl er også fra Papirdesign :)

Takk for at du titter. Håper du koser deg med papir og lim i førjulstida!