Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tribute to my design-teams

Hey my sweet friends!

Today i have made a very special card to honour the design-teams i am so lucky to be a part of. It is just a little token to show you how much you all mean to me. This is the first time i try this type of card.

A while back Trish aka Diamond Doll had a tutorial at the Crafts and Me shop blog which i have used for my card. It is a tripple easel card. Thanks for a great tut, Trish.

As i said, i want to honour the design-teams i am a part of, and especially their owners for giving me a chance and for believing that i could do a good job in showcasing their stamps and be an inspiration to others.

To Linnie at WhoopsiDaisy... Thanks for letting me be a part of your wonderful team of incredibly talented girls. You gave me the chance to prove for myself that i could do this. And for that i am truly grateful. I really love to work with your sweet images.

To Teresa at Crafts and Me...I had applied for several design-teams before yours but you were the first one i applied for, to take me in. I am so happy to get to work with some of the most amazing images.

And last but not least Phindy at Phindy`s Place...Thanks for letting me be a part of your wonderful team. I have really fallen in love with your images. They are so sweet and fun. And i love the spirit of the team. The bond between the girls are amazing.

All three teams are very different and special in their own ways. But the thing they all have in common is the teams of extra-ordinary talented gals. You are all so helpful and inspiring and i really love you all girls.

Now that i am finished with all the moushy stuff, lol, i am going to show you the card. I have made a tripple easel card with one image from each team.


I chose images that looked a bit vintagy course i wanted a vintage feel to my card.


This first image is from WhoopsiDaisy. This is one of four lovely images on sheet #245 designed by the ever so talented Linnie. You can find it right here.


The next one is called "Dusk" and is designed by the talented Sara Burrier. This image you can find right here.


The last image is called "Speedster" and is designed by our talented Phindy. This image you can find here.


I hope you like my creation ladies course this is in your honour!

Thanks a lot everyone!

I am entering this card in some challenges too, and these are:

Pojjo`s - Make an easel card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Challenge #19 A special reason
The Spotlight Challenge - Challenge yourself (my challenge is to make this type of card for the first time)
Make it Monday - #39 anything goes

Monday, May 30, 2011

Ribbons and Lace at WhoopsiDaisy

Hey my lovely readers!

As i told the gals at WD yesterday i had to use another image for my card than intended. I was sitting here going to print out the image i was going to use for my card. I waited and i waited and then i waited some more...and nothing happened. I took a peek on my printer course i didn`t understand why it didn`t print and there it stood: Cartridge damaged or removed. Whaaaat? i thougt... Hmmmm i opened the printer and there i was... or in this case.... not! I had to ask my hubby if he had removed the cartridges but no he hadn`t and then it just leaves one little devils child, lol....of course she was at her grandmother`s so i couldn`t ask her where they were either. Imagine that...my eyes went huge when i noticed the cartridges were gone, lol. I can`t for the love of God understand how she managed to remove them. She is after all just 3 years old. But then again she is a really smart and devilish 3 year old so i should really stop believing that she does nothing wrong, lol. Well obviously i couldn`t use the image i was going to so i had to use one i had printed and coloured a while back. It`s not my best work but it just had to do.


I`m sorry but i don`t remember what colours i used on the image since it has been a while since i coloured it.


More closeups.




Here are the challenges i`m entering:

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge #51 Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge #11 Anything goes

Have a nice day everyone!

Hugs...Mona

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The little mermaid

Hi Peeps!

I`m a bit late today and i`m sorry for that. I have been at work and i didn`t manage to finish my card yesterday. So i had to do the last embellishing today. I will do this very short (at least i will try, lol)

I chose to use The little mermaid for today`s card. You can find it here. Originally i was going for an other image but i am getting a new craftroom so everything is a bit all over the place. And of course i couldn`t find the image i was going to use, lol. That`s the prize for beeing a messy head, lol.


The panel at the back is from the little yellow bicycle. I got it from my friend Johanna in Sweeden. Thanks sweetie! The blue ribbon around the image is actually some leftovers from the table decoration i used for my wedding last year. I also used some shells i got in a candy from my friend Dorthe aka Pipserier from Denmark. I think they fit perfectly to the theme of the card.


After i coloured the image i painted it with smooch to get the shimmery effect. The great thing with smooch is that it comes with a thin paintbrush so you can paint it on, instead of the glimmermist that has the spray bottles. It is impossible to get a presitional work done with these. Not to mention that it doesn`t curl up the paper as much as the mists does. I also used glossy accent to make the water bobles.


I just had to put on a metal mermaid too, lol. It kinda screamed to me that it wanted to be on my card. I really sounded schizzo there for a moment, didn`t i? lol.


There is still possibility to join the Gems and Pearls challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges, so run as fast as you can to your crafting area and create a little something for us. I KNOW you just loooove both gems and pearls, lol.
The challenges i`m entering are these:

2 Sisters Challenges - Challenge #41 Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Challenge #27 Lovely lace
Inspire me fridays - Challenge #8 Anything goes
Sew Many Cards - Challenge #55 Circles
Crafty Purple frog - Things of beauty
Sukkers√łtt - Utfordring #126 Vis oss din stil

Thanks for looking

Hugs...Mona

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Living at Phindy`s Place

Hey sweet crafters!

Today`s challenge at Phindy`s Place is all about summer. So you can make anything as long as it has some kind of assosiation to summer.

I have fallen in love with the digi-papers from Bearly Mine Designs. I have used two of their freebies which you can find here and here. Think i`ll have to order some collections course i loooove the colours on the papers.


The image from Phindy`s is called Summer Blossom and you can find her here. Isn`t she totally adorable. I think she is one of my favourite Phindy image. She is coloured with my beloved ProMarkers and the colours i have used are these:

Skin: vanilla, blush, oatmeal and saffron
Cap: Berry red, ruby, ice grey #1 and lush green
Trousers: blue pearl and bluebell
And the grass is bright green.




Challenges i am entering:

Ai factory - Pretty in pink
Digi Doodle - Challenge #60 Anything goes
Pals paper arts - Challenge #95 Brads
Paper Play - Week 21 Blossoms and blooms
Moving along with the times - Challenge #100 Holidays
Southern Girls - Challenge #19 Lace and pearls
Crafting for all seasons - Challenge #1 Anything goes
Creative Craft World - Use 3 or more flowers
I love ProMarkers - Challenge #67 Pearls
Penny`s paper crafty challenge blog - Challenge #54 Summer
Truly scrumptious - Challenge #57 Anything goes
Creative card crew - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Pale pretty pastels
Bunny Zoe - Challenge #12 Lace
Make it monday - Challenge #38 Anything goes
Anonyme Scrappere - Utfordring #23 Barn/baby
Betty Bee`s Buzz - Summertime an the livin` is easy

Hope you like today`s creation.

Have a nice and creative week.

Hugs...Mona

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday...Challenge at WhoopsiDaisy

Hi everyone!

Ready for a new challenge? At WhoopsiDaisy we want to celebrate birthdays. This is a wide theme. You can make just about anything. Just slap on a birthday sentiment and there you go. Easy peasy or what? So hop on over and join us. We just can`t wait to see what you can come up with.


This time i have made a card using one of my fav colours though i don`t use it too much. I just looove most shades of blues. This one is more turqoise/minty coloured. I just love the paper and the colour combo on it. I was out of turqoise cardstock but if you don`t have the right colour you can allways make it yourself. For the matting behind the image i used the same kind of printing paper that i use for my stamps and i just used my ProMarker to colour around the edges that were going to show around the edge of the image. And voila... you have a "cardstock" in the exact colour you want. The paper i`m using for printing digi-images is called Colour Copy and the weight is 200 g/m2. I buy it at Staples It is perfect to use for matting too so i save a lot of money not using basill as matting. It is thicker than ordinary printer paper and thinner than basill. I imagine for those of you that have die-cutting systems this must be the perfect paper to cut out embellishments. there are 250 sheets pr unit and i don`t remember exactly but i believe i payed about 150 norwegian kroners for it. (about $25 or £18 or probabely less in the US and UK since the Norwegian taxes is ridiculous) So you can do the math... lot of money to save.


I used some glossy accent on the bubles to make it look like water.




Challenges i am entering:

I did it creations - Challenge #56 Anything goes
2 Sisters - Challenge #40 Use a digi
Allsorts - Week 104 Birthday
Shannon`s Sentiments - Challenge #27 Birthdays
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge #81 Water, water
Crafty Catz - Challenge #83 Anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll - Flowers
Inspire me fridays - Challenge #7 Anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Hugs...Mona

Friday, May 20, 2011

Christmas in may at Phindy`s Place

Hi peeps!

Here we go with a new challenge over at Phindy`s Place. We are doing Christmas-cards in may. It might be a good idea to start creating you`re christmas-cards early course when the time comes there allways is a shortage of christma-cards. I know most of you have stashed away your christmas stuff but now you have an excuse to get it out again, lol. The winner is picked randomly and wins a gift certificate of $5 to use in Phindy`s store. We also have a pick of the week which is chosen by the DT. The pick of the week also wins a gift certificate of $5 to use in Phindy`s store. The pick of the week is also eligible to get to be pick of the month which wins a guest DT spot and a free Phindy`s image to use in the challenge.

For my card this time i have used some papers from BoBunny`s christmas collection from last year. And i made it a gate-fold card. Since i don`t own a die-cutting system i had to cut the oval by hand. It is NOT easy to get an even circle but i think it looks fairly ok. I inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink. and stamped the edges with a swirlstamp from Tim Holtz. The image is coloured with ProMarkers.


The colours i have used is:

Hair: Primrose, buttercup and pastel yellow
Skin: Vanilla, blush and oatmeal
Dress: Poppy, berry red and crimson

The Wings, halo and edges of the dress is covered with stickles stardust. Which looks a bit furry when applied.


More closeups:




The challenges i am entering are these:

CCEE stampers - Flowers
Shelly`s Images - Anything goes
Stampinsanity - Fancy folds
ABC Challenge - U for unusual fold
Crafty Creations - Challenge #119 Flowers, patterned paper and a ribbon
Paper pretties - Challenge #154 Flowers
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge #57 Anything goes

Thanks for looking

Hugs...Mona

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Joyous Grace

Hey sweet crafters!

The Dynamite Digi Team at Crafts and Me are yet again hosting the challenge. And this time it is the sweet Carisa that has set the challenge. You can do anything you`d like with the optional use of the colour craft. Isn`t that just an easy one? We can`t wait to see what you come up with, so come and join us at Crafts and Me challenge blog.

I am so in love with the may collection of digi-stamps made by the talented Sara Burrier. So i just had to use Joyous Grace for my card this time. I think it is perfect to use the craft colours for this one.


I think those dresses on the may collection are a dream to colour. I love all those folds. The ProMarkers i have used are:

Hair: Primrose, pastel yellow and lemon.
Skin: vanilla, blush and oatmeal.
dresses: tan, almond, putty and satin. (for the dark one i dropped the almond colour and for the light one i dropped the tan colour.
For the instruments i used terracotta and walnut.



Over to the prize. Don`t you just loooove ribbons? Look at this lot! Our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons and they are giving the winner of the challenge this awesome prize. Would you like to own it? Well all you have to do is enter a creation in our challenge at Crafts and Me and you will be eligible to win this.





Challenges i`m entering:

A Spoonfull of sugar - Challenge #152 Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Distressed/Vintage
Magical Monday - White with one other colour
Make it Monday - #37 Anything goes
The Shabby Tea room - Week #62 Monochromatic
Stamps R Us - Going digital
Incy Wincy - Challenge #94 Clean and simple

Thanks for looking

Hugs...Mona

Monday, May 16, 2011

Punches at WhoopsiDaisy

Hey Crafters!

The past week was for me a really stressfull one. I got a lot of extra shifts at work and my best friend`s daughter got confirmed. And as if i didn`t have enough to do blogger went awol. This week will hopefully be a little better though our national day is tomorrow. Here in Norway we have the most amazing celebration of our National day. We dress up nice and find our flags and parading in the streets. Those that don`t parade are standing along the route cheering the parade. This has been usual celebration since the end of the 1800`s.

We are also going to get a new valuation on our house so i have to tidy and clean...A LOT, lol. It`s not easy to have turbo 3-year old that messes up the house before i can say cake, lol. Maybe i have to rent her out for a few days, lol.

Well anyway....a bit late...here is my samplecard for this weeks challenge at WhoopsiDaisy. I have used an image from sheet #138. Aren`t these just sooooo cute and adorable? I looove them. Did i mention that the challenge this week is punching...no you are NOT going to punch your hubby, lol. We want you to find your punches and/or dies and get creative. Hop on over to the WhoopsiDaisy Challenge blog and join in on the fun.


The punches is have used is the Monarch butterfly punch and the double edge doily lace trim punch both from Martha Stewart and the flowers is an EK success daisy punch. The papers are from Tim Holtz`s Vintage shabby collection.


The colours i have used on the image is:
Hair: caramel, tan, putty and satin. on the boy i only used putty and satin.
Skin: Vanilla, saffron, blush and oatmeal. For the cheeks is used pale pink.
Diapers: on the girl i used pale pink and dusky rose, for the boy i used pastel blue and denim blue.


Challenges i am entering:

One stich at the time - Challenge #62 Anything goes
Pile it on - Boys and girls come out to play
Crafty Creations - Challenge #118 Anything goes
Papertake weekly - Fancy a punch
Sew many challenges - Challenge #53 Anything goes
Cute card tuesday - Challenge #164 Distressing
Make it monday - Challenge #37 Anything goes
Delightful challenges - flowers
Scrappy frogs - Anything goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Utfordring #30 Perler

Thanks for looking!

Hugs...Mona

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Two cards...one image at Phindy`s

Hi everyone!

This post is so late that i can`t enter any challenges with these cards. Though i had made the first one with the thought of entering it at CLP. But i`ll just have to make another card for this challenge. Well...at Phindy`s Place this week we have a bit more time-consuming challenge for you. You have to make two cards or more using just one image. And the layout must be different too. How exciting is this? So let your creating juices flow and hop on over tho the challengeblog and join us. The ladies has once again made some fabulous creations.

For my cards i have used the oh so adorable digi "Fresh buns". Isn`t it totally adorable. I looove this image. You can find it here in Phindy`s store if you want it.



I hoped to catch the waterdrops better. I have used glossy accents to make the waterdrops look more real.





Thanks for looking!

Hugs...Mona

Twilight Lily Fae

Hey peeps!

It has been a real crappy week and it got topped by blogger being awol. It`s typical when i have a work-weekend that something like this happens. So i was not able to scedule my post. I am a bit tired. I got some extra shifts at work, my best friend`s daughter is getting confirmed tomorrow and i have made the name-card for the table and i am also putting together a minialbum as a gift for her daughter. I am also behind on my postings and i am going to make waldorf salad and another card for the monday challenge at WhoopsDaisy. Guess if i am stressed out?...lol. I think it will be a looooong night, lol.

Well anyway...for my card today have used another one of the brand new digis designed Sara Burrier. It`s called Twilight Lily Fae and it is available right here. I struggeled a bit with the colouring but the end result was not too bad.


I used my beloved ProMarkers colouring this awesome image. The colours i have used are:

Hair: Caramel, tan, poppy and satin
Dress: cool grey #1 + #2 + #3 + #4
Skin: vanilla, saffron, blush and oatmeal
lantern: Primrose, lemon and tulip yellow.
Wings: ice grey #1 and specs of Stickles diamond.
The paper is from the Parisian Anthology collection from Pink paislee.






There is still chance to join in our challenge over at Crafts and Me. We want to se you use some punches! How easy is that!!!!!? So hop on over.

Hope you like my little creation, lol. And i won`t bite if you leave me some sugar, lol. Have a nice weekend!

Challenges i am entering:

Craft your days away - Challenge #20 White + 1 other colour
Crafty Creations - Challenge #118 Anything goes
Divas by Design - Challenge #1 Anything goes
Penny`s paper crafty challenge blog - Challenge #53 anything goes
Inspire me fridays - Challenge #6 Allways anything goes
Fairy fun fridays - Challenge #52 Here come the girls
Stamp Something - Anything goes
Crafty Purple frog - Mono moments

Hugs...Mona

Monday, May 9, 2011

Things with wings at WhoopsiDaisy

Hey everyone!

Last challenge at WhoopsiDaisy obviously was a difficult one. There were not many who entered the challenge but the few that did, had some great creations. We are doing one nice and easy this time, so we want to see things with wings. It can be anything you want as long as it has wings on it.

For my card i have used a colour-combo that is a bit outside of my comfort-zone. I was peeking through my earlier blogposts the other day and i noticed that i use a looooooot of pink in my creations, so i challenged myself to do a card in some other colours. The image i chose looks a bit 70`s and orange was a popular colour those days, so i just had to try it. I am actually not surtain of what i think about it so i`ll just leave it up to you to make an opinion of it. The image i have used can you find here on sheet #67.


Please jump on over to WhoopsiDaisy and join our challenge this week. There are a couple of sheets of Linnie`s fabby digis up for grabs for the lucky winner.

Below you can see some more closeups.





Challenges i am entering:

The cheerful stamp pad - Challenge #17 Girls with curls
Come and get it - Happy birthday
The crafty pad - Challenge #120 Spots and dots

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Embossing challenge at Phindy`s Place

Good morning Crafters!

Are you ready for another challenge at Phindy`s Place? Yes? Well, then hop on over and let your creative juices flow. My talentes co-designers has some fabulous creations waiting for you to get inspired from. All the images we use, you can find in Phindy`s shop and there are some incredibly cute images there. I have fallen in love with the Wee Babbies collection. Just take look, i know you will love them.


Since i don`t own a die-cutting system i don`t have the opportunity to make my own embossed papers. Luckely i had a couple of sheets with pre-embossed papers laying around. They didn`t have the colour i really was going for but the end result didn`t turn out too bad. The image is called Flower top fairy mushroom minx and you can find it here.


The colours i used for the image are these:

Hair: Walnut, terracotta, spice and honeycomb
Dress: China blue and blue pearl
Skin: Vanilla, blush and oatmeal and pale pink for the cheeks.
Mushroom: Cinnamon, tan, putty and satin
Shoes: Marsh green and leaf green
The ladybug: Ruby and Crimson, black and cool grey 2
The ground is sandstone and the swirl is a mini-swirl from prima.


These are the challenges i am entering:

Art Impressions Stamps - Challenge #15 Bling, glitter and sparkle

Paper crafting journey - Challenge #9 Bling
Stamp insanity - Lets bling it on
My mums craftshop - Challenge #4 Cute and girly
The paper shelter - Challenge #12 Bling it up
Papirdokkene - Alt er lov (anything goes)
Southern girls challenge - Let`s hear it for the girls

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Swirls Challenge at Crafts and Me

Hey, hey, hey!

This week it is the Dynamite digi team`s turn to set the challenge. And it is the lovely Karina that has chosen the theme. I looooove swirls! Don`t you? I think they make a wonderful embellishment on a creation. The only thing i miss, is having a die-cutting system with the possibility to make swirls. Now i have to handdraw and cut them myself and it takes forever, therefor i don`t use them too often.

Well, anyway...the girls have really made some stunning creations this time. It really is amazing to see their colouring skills. They are soooo talented and i am sure if you pop by their personal blogs and leave them some sugar, they don`t get sad about it, lol.

Today i want to showcase one of the brand new digis created by the amazingly talented Sara Burrier. I truly loooove these new digis. If you visit the Crafts and Me store you can se all the new digis. If you don`t visit you really are missing out on some true masterpieces. Need i say more?

The name of this royal beauty is Natalie (i think she looks royal, lol) and you can find her here.


These are the colours i used to colour her up:
Skin: vanilla, saffron, blush and oatmeal
Hair: Walnut, terracotta, spice, honeycomb and oatmeal
Dress and mask: Royal blue and midnight blue


The flower was white to begin with but i used my ProMarker (Royal blue) to colour it so that it matched the rest. I also gave it some stickles to make it sparkle a bit.


This butterfly is actually some left over candle decoration from my wedding last year. I thought it fit perfectly with the colour theme i had chosen for my card.


I hope my creation gets your creating juices flowing, so hop on over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog and join in on the fun.

Challenges i am entering:

Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Challenge #56 Anything goes
Design Dollies - May colours (i have used brown, white and blue)
Make it monday - #35 anything goes
Ooh la la creations - Challenge #79 Tres chic (not sure it qualifies but i`m still entering)
Pollycraft - Challenge #91 anything goes
Stamp with fun - Challenge #109 Lace or ribbon
Stamping, scrapping challenge central - Anything goes (I have used stickles chrystal to make all the glittery stuff.)
Pear tree designs - Challenge #47 Free for all
Claudia & company - Challenge #81 Butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday - Challenge #153 Open
Divas by Design - Challenge #1 Anything goes
Sukkers√łtt - Utfordring #122 sommerfugler
Totally gorjuss - Challenge #78 1,2,3 (mine is 1 butterfly, 2 small blue roses and 3 pearls)
Paper sundaes - Challenge #67 Favourite hair colour combinations (my colour-combo is listed under one of the pics above.)
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