Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is upon us!

Hey everyone!

The last challenge before Christmas, at least by my part, lol. I`m really looking forward to spend some time with our family and friends. I also got the great news today that i don`t have to work at Christmas day, so i really am going to enjoy myself.

Well...we are having our last challenge for the year over at Crafty Purple Frog. And surprise...the challenge is the very unusual theme of Christmas, hahaha.

The image i have used the decoupage sheet called Red hearts, available here. These sheets come pre-coloured and is designed by Ching-Chou Kuik. Take a peek in the Crafty Purple Frog digi shop and you`ll find lots and lots of gorgeous designs. Both decoupage and pyramage. Below you can see some closeups. I have just blinged it up a bit with some stickles diamond.

Ok...that`s all from me today. I wish you all a merry Christmas! And if you find the time we would love it if you came over to the Crafty Purple Frog and joined our last challenge of the year.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Last challenge as a DT at Phindy`s Place

Good Morning Phriends!

It is with a heavy heart i have announced to the DT at Phindy`s Place that i`m stepping down from the team. I have come to the conclusion that i have to spend more time with my family. That`s why i have had to cut back on some of the DT work. I have loved every minute playing with Phindy`s gorgeous images. The team has been amazing. They are such warm hearted and a very talented bunch of ladies, and Phindy has been a fabulous boss. I`m gonna miss you guys!!!!

Now...onto my card. What can i say. Well yesterday i started on my card. Finished colouring the image. Was actually very pleased with it too, lol. I mounted it on my card and went downstairs to take some photos. Then suddenly something started to move inside my brain. You works reeeeaaaallly slowly up there, hahaha. Well, anyway. As i was doing my photo shute i realized I HAD MADE A WRONG CARD!!! How is that possible? Well, i just have to say that the small grey ones should have had a real smackaroo course they have been sleeping on the job, lol. Here i was sitting with a pretty black and blue card with a little boy sitting on a fire engine and guess what the challenge is? Oh yess...USE YOUR SCRAPS. Do you think i have used some scraps? Nooooo, i didn`t. So obviously i had to go make a new one. O`boy was i stressed out, knowing Cec was sitting and waiting for my card so she could finish her post. Poor Cec...I`m so sorry hunni for beeing so late. Well here we go. My finished NEW card:

All my scraps are 2" or less, except from the butterfly line. It is 2 times 3x1".  The image is called Ice Dance and is available here.

Challenges i`m entering:

Card and Scrap - Challenge #22 Snowflakes/snøkrystaller

Well that`s all from me for this time. Please hop on over to Phindy`s Place and join in our challenge. And make sure you leave the girls some love. It has been a pleasure to try and inspire you all. I would love it if you come visit me from time to time. I will definately come over and play when possible. Thanks for the ride everyone. Both DT and all you faithful followers.

Flourishes/swirls EFG challenge #15

Hiah Friends of The Emerald Faerie Garden!

Are you ready for the last EFG challenge for the year? You have lots of time to play as we are keeping this one open to jan 15th.

If you are somewhat like me, i think you are very busy at the mo. I tend to postpone most things to the very last minute, lol. A bad habit, i know, lol. I say to myself every year that i have to finish the shopping for gifts early in november, but i follow my own instructions? Nooooo, lol.

Well, over to my card. I struggeled a bit with this one. I had no idea what so ever of what i should make for this challenge. I scoped several blogs for inspiration and i looked through my collection of sketches to see if any of them triggered my creativity...but no. So i just had to make it up as i sat there. It took some time but at least i finished it, lol. I`m not so sure i pulled it off but i couldn`t have made it any better given the troubles i had to begin with, lol. At least i hope you like it, lol.

The image i have used is called "Ebony" and is available here and she is coloured with Promarkers.

The colours i have used are:

Vanilla, Saffron, Oatmeal, Tan

Shale, Burgundy, Berry red. Olive green, Marsh green. Pear green, Moss

Other colours:
Caramel, Putty, Satin, Lush green, Bright green, Lime, Lime Zest, Cocoa, Pastel yellow

Other supplies:

*Prima bling swirl, *assorted papers from Marianne Design and one other i don`t remember, lol. That`s the senility popping out again, lol. *Martha Stewart edge punch and pine leaf punch. *Marianne D Maroccan birdcage creatable and craftable oval. I also used a red lace some *stickles diamond, some *liquid pearls and a cut of rose from a *BoBunny rosetrim.

So now i hope that despite a busy holiday season you still can manage to join us over at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Just remember that you have a whole month to play. Have a great weekend you all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Marianne`s Design Divas challenge #6, Christmas

Hiah everyone!

Are you ready? Ready for a new challenge at Marianne`s Design Divas? I really hope so, lol, because we are doing a new challenge and the theme is Christmas!

I know you all are busy preparing for Christmas, so i won`t bore you with any chit chat and go directly to our sponsors and my creation.

Our wonderul sponsors this time is
Bunny Zoe`s Crafts

Which is sponsoring us with this lovely lot

And Marianne her self is giving away this awesome lot

This time i have made a christmas tree ornament. First i started with a die cut plain circle. Then i layered a doily which was slightly bigger on top of that. I then added another die cut plain circle to make it more stiff and also to make the die cut doily that i put onto it, to show better too.

I then added the sweet little santa babies.  I have also used Marianne D creatables branch forrest LR0150

The poinsettia with the mirror and pearls is something i cut off a candle light ornament. And the pine branches is from my friend Johanna in Sweden that nicely cut them out for me. I believe it is a Martha Stewart punch. I just arranged them and put on some stickles.

Hope you enjoyed my creation and the divas and I hope you all find the time to enter our last challenge of the year. I also want to use this time to wish all our followers and participants a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Happy Crafting everyone!

I`m entering Scrappekammeret - Utfordring #43 Bruk fargen rød

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Challenge #65 Xmas

Good morning sweet peeps!

Over at Crafts and Me we are giving you our new challenge. The theme this time is Christmas. It doesn`t have to be traditional Christmas. We just want to see Christmas elements or something that assosiates to Christmas. So basically you can do anything you like as long as it has to do with Christmas.

Our sponsor this time is our lovely and generous boss Teresa and the Crafts and Me store. She is giving away 3 digis from Crafts and Me`s own range. I can promise you all that there is so many new digis which are truly beautiful, that the lucky winner will have a real hard time picking only 3, lol.

For my card today i have used the brand new "Poinsettia" deigned by Sara Burrier. Available here. I just loooove this image. She looks truly divine.

The colours i have used are:

Vanilla, Saffron, Oatmeal, Tan

Cocoa, Pastel yellow, Buttercup

Holly, Lush green, Berry red, Shale, Burgundy

I don`t remember what company the stamp is from. So if someone recognizes it and want to give me a little hint, i will surtainly tell you where to get it.

I have also used papers fom BoBunny and Marianne Design. The wooden flourish is by KaiserKraft and i have coloured it with ProMarkers and blinged it up with a bit of stickles Icicles, also available at Crafts and Me, right here.

My fellow Dynamite Digi girlz has really blown me away this time. I promise you that you are going to get blown away too. Their cards are beyond gorgeous i tell you! Just hop on over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog and take a peek on those stunning creations.

I know this is a busy time of the year, but i really hope you can find the time to come and play with us.

Happy Crafting everyone!

Challenges i`m entering:

Flutterby Wednesday - Challenge #183 Open
Stampavie and more - Challenge #158 Red
Divas by Design - Challenge #17 Merry Christmas
Heidi`s Hobbystuggu - Desember utfordring, Jul
Scrap`a`long - Utfordring #11 Jul

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sparkle and shine challenge at WhoopsiDaisy

Hey peeps!

It is monday again and we are ready with a new challenge over at WhoopsiDaisy. I`m sorry that i am late posting this. Today has been used for Christmas gift shopping. I and my hubby left early this morning to try and avoid the worst rush of peeps. And i`m so happy about that because when we were finishing off our shopping spree, the traffic were a complete mess. We had to do it today because it was the only day before Christmas we were having time off from work, together.

Well, anyway here is finally my creation. I have used an image from sheet #318. Available here. I think she looks so classy and elegant. A true diva, lol. Maybe a Daisy diva, or what? lol. Since it is allmost Christmas i gave her a elegant red dress.

I embellished my tag with some corrugated cardboard which i painted with gesso and crackle paint (picket fence). I then put on a swirl from Magnolia and some roses and rosebuds.

I also found a new bling swirl from Prima which was perfect for all the sparkle. To finish off my tag i added a handmade Merry Christmas banner.

Thanks for taking a peek at my tag. I hope you will come and join our challenge at WhoopsiDaisy. It is our last one before Christmas and it will be up and running to jan 2nd. So you have quite some time to enter. Also make sure you pop over to the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge blog and give my teamies some well deserved sugar. We all get so happy when we get such sweet comments from you, lol. Also don`t forget that from new year the challenge will only allow creations with WhoopsiDaisy images to enter. Linnie will once a month post a freebie in her digi shop so everyone will be able to play.

I am entering this tag in the card/tag challenge at Scrap That day #9 With the theme Corrugated board.
Other challenges i`m entering:

Craft your passion - Challenge #88 Tag you`re it
Crafty Boots - Christmas challenge
Hooked on Crafts - Challenge #14 Christmas
Pollycraft - Challenge #120 Christmas fun

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Miracle by Hannah Lynn

Hey peeps!

It has been a crazy week. It has been a lot of work and i am feeling pain in bodyparts i didn`t even knew i had, lol. My hubby is just laughing at me and thinks i whine just like an old hag, lol. But just wait, lol, what goes around, comes around, hahaha.

I am really getting a nice collection of  Christmas cards now. And more i`ll make, lol. The image i have used is called Christmas Miracle, and is one of the newest releases in the Crafts and Me Store. The design is by Hannah Lynn and is available right here.

Colours i have used:

Vanilla, Saffron, Oatmeal, Tan

Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Cinnamon

Shale, Burgundy, Berry red

Other colours:
Lush green, Holly, Sunflower, Pastel blue, Powder blue, Ice grey #1 and 2

The paper is from Marianne Design, The flower i cut off a rose trim from BoBunny and the punch is a Martha Stewart one.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and  Advent. Also there is still time to hop on over to the challengeblog and join in on the fablous Rockin` Rubbah Team`s challenge. Please just follow this link and you`ll get there. They want to see your snowflakes.

Challenges i`m entering:

Scrap that *day 5* Bows challenge
2 Sisters - Challenge #69 Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Week #161 Traditional Christmas colours
Crafty Catz - Challenge #112 Anything goes
Hotshot Craft Blog - Challenge #1 Use ProMarkers

Take care everyone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

It`s cold outside!

Hey Peeps!

Two posts in one`s been a while since last time, lol. Well anyway i just have to make this real quick since i`m off to work soon. I was doing a card for the Crafty Purple Frog challenge that started on thursday, but obviously my youngest daughter had been on a rampage streak all thuesday so she just HAD TO ruin my card before i had finished. You can believe i was furious with her little devilish mind!

Well anyway...i made a new creation and this time i made a tag. The image i used is called Peacock blue and i used the pyramage sheet available here.

Below you can see some more closeups.

I`m entering with this tag over at Scrap That`s Tag and card challenge. Which is handmade flowers. Day 3.

Now don`t you forget to enter our "It`s cold outside" challenge over at Crafty Purple Frog.

CAS at Phindy`s Place

Hey sweet crafters!

We are ready with another challenge over at Phindy`s Place. This time we want to see CAS cards. For those of you that doesn`t know what CAS stands for, it means Clean and Simple. This means we don`t want to see much embellies or too many layers on your creation. The vocal point has to be the image.

For my card today i have chosen to use an image called Cupid Bubbles and is available right here. He is just soooo adorable. I just love these Phindy images because they are so great to colour. For me this challenge is sooo difficult because i looove to put a lot of embellies on my creations. I really stink at doing CAS cards. I think i might have gone a bit overboard with this one but i couldn`t help myself, lol. Sorry about that, lol.

The colours i have used are:

Vanilla, Saffron, Oatmeal, Tan, (sunkissed pink for cheeks)

Cocoa, Pastel yellow, Buttercup

Other colours:
Red, Pastel blue

I have used papers from a Norvegian company called PapirDesign. I think they are truly gorgeous.I have also put some glossy accent on the hearts to make them look a bit glasslike like real soap bubles. it`s your turn to create something CAS. Please also hop on over to the Phindy`s Place challengeblog and check out my team-mates` stunning creations. Don`t forget to leave them some sugar. We all love that, lol.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Hey sweet crafters!

Marianne is so happy that we are nearly at 300 followers over at the Marianne`s Design Divas Challenge Blog, that she has given some great candy for one lucky follower. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Be a follower of the challenge blog
2. put a picture of the candy on your blog with a link back to the challenge site (so we can hope to get even more followers)
3. add your name to the little blue frog linky thing.

How easy is that!! And one person picked at random on the 1st of Janury will win all this yummy lot....

Now...if you want a chance to win, hop on over to Marianne`s Design Divas and link up!


WhoopsiDaisy - Snowflakes challenge

Hey sweet peeps!

It`s monday and it`s time for a new challenge over at WhoopsiDaisy. The theme set this time is SNOWFLAKES. Most of you have some kinda snowflake. It can be a die, a punch, a stamp, paper, a sticker or whatever. We just want to see one snowflake or more on your creation.

For my card i have used an image from sheet #266. It is available in the WhoopsiDaisy digi shop. I have coloured her with ProMarkers. The blue back panel is a Bearly Mine Designs, digi paper.

Isn`t she a total cutie? I have used these colours:

Vanilla, Saffron, Oatmeal, Tan, (sunkissed pink for cheeks)

French navy, Sky blue, Azure, Arctic blue, Ice grey #1 and 2

Other colours:
Holly, Lush green, Green. Silver Metallic.

The pearl/leaf embellishment i made myself. I just thought the colours to this would go so nicely with my card, so i just had to put it on. The were originally made for the table cards at my wedding. Still had some leftovers, so why not make use of them, lol.

These coloured snowflakes i have punched out from a designpaper. Luckely one of my punches were the right size for these gorgeous flakes. I also punched out a white one for some more dimention.

Now it`s your turn! Why not find those snowflakes, put them on some creation and join us at WhoopsiDaisy challenge for some real fun? Can`t wait to see your creations! Happy Crafting everyone!

Challenges i`m entering:

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Challenge #1 It`s starting to look like christmas. (I have actually baught allmost all my ProMarkers at Joannas shop. I don`t think anyone beats her at the prize, lol. And it is no shipping costs either)
Bunny Zoe - Challenge #18 Anything Christmas with pearls
Craft your passion - Challenge #87 Anything goes + glitter
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge #5 Shades of winter
Crafty Boots - Anything goes challenge
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge #123 Non traditional Chrismas colours
Paper Creations Ink. - Challenge #14 Bling it up
The pink Elephant - Challenge #128 Snowflakes and sparkle
The Ribbon Reel - Challenge #16 Anything goes

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