Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge no 52

This card is for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge. It's the first time I participate in this challenge.
I've used one of my new "spring girl" stamps from Panduro. The bucket of flowers is from the same set. The image is coloured with water colour pencils, and one of the flower buckets are mounted on pop dots.
This was a fun sketch to work with. Hope I've done it right... I appreciate your comments. Thanks.

Ida's blog candy

Ida over at Little's Stash & Dash is having a giveaway. She will add things to her candy depending on how many comments she gets so hurry over and join. You have until 15th June.

I was so excited when I "found" Ida here in blogland as she lives really close to where I live. Most other bloggers are so far away and it's good to know there are other people with similar interests in the area....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

God sommer

Ok... so I have bought some more stamps... I just had to have these stamps... they were on sale, and you can't just leave reduced stamps back in the shop now, can you? (Does it sound like I'm furiously trying to justify buying more stamps here...??) It was a set of five "spring girls" and I have used one of them on this card I made last night. She looks more like a summer girl to me, but hey, who cares...
The turqouise flowery background was a piece of card I had lying around from trying out a resist technique with Versa Mark ink, glossy paper, a flower stamp and some felt tip pens... It turned out all right and it was a real fun technique.
This card wasn't made for anything special... just playing with my new new stamps... The sentiment is in Norwegian and means good summer/happy summer. Image coloured with water colour pencils. Girl mounted on pop dots.

And before I forget.... some more blog candys... (I need to get my blog updated so I can put things in the sidebar easily....)
Imagine, create, inspire has this candy to give away. Ends 29th May.
Smells like homemade is giving away these goodies. Ends 15th June.
Paper hugs has a giveaway. End 25th May.
Paper crafting in cocoa has this to offer. End 25th May.
Inky wings has a giveaway too. Ends 31st May.

Monday, May 18, 2009

What a wonderful day!

Yesterday was Norway's national day. It's a "big" day here and everyone is out celebrating. People get dressed in their national costumes and there are parades, bands playing, fun and games all day long. I just wanted to share some photos from our lovely day...

Here we have my youngest,Susie, in her little costume, ready to go and watch her big sister in the parade.
And here is Maja, ready to walk in the parade with her class mates. I was quite amazed that so many children had national costumes. I had kind of forgotten, since it's almost 10 years since I last celebrated 17th may in Norway. The last 3 years were spent in Edinburgh on this day. At least there is a parade and some sort of celebration there... when we lived in Inverness there were nothing....

And this is the ONE picture taken of me yesterday.... I guess I'm always the one holding the camera...
And what a novelty... hubby had time to join us for the parade before he had to dash off to work...
Ice cream is compulsary on 17th May...
...and so are hot dogs, fizzy drinks and more ice cream... and fun and games like sack race, walking on stilts, throwing balls at tin cans etc etc...
After driving hubby to work, the girls and I went for a BBQ at a friends house. We had a good day... the girls really enjoyed themselves and so did I.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More candy...

I'm just letting you know that Debbie/Passion for crafts is having a great blog candy... Ooooohhhh I REALLY want this one. I love those stamps she's giving away. Head over here for a chance to win. Ends 23 may.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Birthday card

I made this card on Sunday afternoon... just in time to enter it into the HeroArts weekly challenge. I just haven't had the time or energy to blog it before.
I used my new Four Dolls stamps from HA on this card too. The background and the sentiment strip was made with Whispers words stamps from Docrafts. On the bottom picture here you can see that the girl and two of the lanterns are mounted on pop dots/3D foam.

I also wanted to share another giveaway with you... Head over HERE for these goodies (ends 15. may):

Saturday, May 09, 2009

New stamps

I finally got my new stamps... bought on Ebay... and sent from the USA, so it took a while from I bought them till I had them in my hands... Anyway... the two sets of stamps I got are the "Four dolls" from Hero arts and "Butterfly beauties" from Stampendous. Aren't they gorgeous?
So the last couple of evenings I've been playing with my new stamps (of course...) and I made this card:
I made this card for the weekly challenge at the Hero arts blog. This weeks challenge is to make a card inspired by a card from the "win a day at the blog challenge", and my card is inspired by this card made by alnette.
The girl is mounted on pop dots for some dimension. The background paper is from Dovecraft. In addition to the HA and Stampendous stamps, I have used a background script stamp from Kort og Godt.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Just a few more blog candies....

I just wanted to share these links for some great giveaways....

Crafty moments is giving away these goodies (ends 20th May):

All glued up has these goodies (ends 8th May) :

Doing life is also having a great giveaway (ends 8th June):

Crafty cat is also having a blog candy (ends 31st May): Dragonflytime is giving away this (ends 18th May):
Well, that's it for today... Good luck!

Monday, May 04, 2009

A forgotten treasure... or not...?

I was rummaging through some old boxes the other day, looking for something else when I came upon a big pile of cards that I had (almost) forgotten I'd made... These cards were made ages ago, we're talking years here (for some of them, not all)...
I couldn't put a picture of each of them in here, so I just made a collage (click on photo for larger view). I'm not sure all of them are nice enough to use, but I should be able to give away at least one or two of them... All the cards are stamped and coloured by me and a few of them have some dry embossing on them as well. What a treasure... or not...

I also just want to let you know about a great blog candy/giveaway... pop over here for a chance to win a lot of goodies... these gorjuss girls (below) being part of the prize....