Saturday, June 20, 2009

10 year wedding anniversary!

Yesterday, 19th June, was our 10th wedding anniversary. It's so strange to think about that I've been married to my lovely husband for that long. We'd been together for 10 years before we got married as well, so that brings us up to 20 years together... phew... That makes me sound very old, doesn't it...?? (I don't feel that old though)

I still have my wedding bouquet.... This is what it looks like now.... 10 years after... and if you look closely, you can see the caketopper in the bottom right corner.
...and this is what it looked like back then (sorry for the bad scan);
I also still have my wedding shoes. They are the same as my mum got married to my dad in, back in 1971... so they have turned a bit yellow.
They're still in their original box....
...and if you look closely, you can see how much you had to pay for a nice pair of wedding shoes 38 years ago... 39 Norwegian kroner (that would be about £3.90 or $ 6.20)
And here we are 20 years after we met... still happy together...

Monday, June 15, 2009

A giraffe and a couple of challenges

Maja needed a card for her best friend's birthday party today, so I made one (of course....) And the best thing about this card is that I managed to enter it into two challenges as well... I'm so chuffed!
I used the sketch from the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, and the challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend is to use a digi stamp. The giraffe is a free digi stamp that I found HERE. This was my first time using a digi stamp. I think I prefer "normal" stamps, but that may just be because the printer didn't very much like the paper I wanted to print on... The letter stamps are from the "Flower Power Alphabet" from See D's. The letters and the tip of the giraffe's tail is mounted on pop dots for a 3d effect. And as usual... everything is coloured with water colour pencils.
If you pull that little ribbon at the top of the card, the giraffe and letters pop up and reveal a space to write your message on underneath.... It's been a while since I made a pop up card, so I felt it was about time....
Well, this'll have to do. Have a few things to do before my brother and his girlfriend arrives. They've just started their holiday and will stop and visit us on their way south....

Monday, June 08, 2009

Two in one...

Well, this time I've managed to enter two challenges with one card! Yay!

The very first challenge over at the new challenge blog Stampin' for the Weekend is "From Dusk to Dawn" using the colours purple and yellow. And I have also used sketch #54 from Sketch Saturday for this card.
All the four triangles in the corners and the mats behind the girl and sentiment are the same paper. It doesn't really look the same on the photo, but it's a pearlescence paper and it was really hard to capture in the picture.
The image is from Whiff of joy. I don't own this stamp myself (wish I did though) but I was so lucky to be able to stamp some images when I was over at my friends house making cards the other day. Thanks a bunch Randi Anita. Image is coloured with water colour pencils...
This is the sketch I used:

Saturday, June 06, 2009

2sketches4you - 1st Annual Ultimat Card Showdown - week 1

The challenge blog 2 sketches 4 you is having their first annual ultimate card showdown... and they've got great prizes so I thought I'd give it a go! Here is the card I made using their sketch...
Thought I'd make a summer card. The stawberry is a free stamp I got with a magazine ages ago, and I've used the flower border from HeroArts "Four dolls" set for the green background.
A close up of the strawberries. They're coloured with water colour pencils (surprise surprise...) and one of them is mounted on pop dots.
You might get a better look at the pop dotting on this picture... and also a little peek of the inside.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sunny days and Sketch Saturday challenge #53

Would you look at that.... my counter has passed 10 000... wow! A big thanks to everyone that pops by to say hello.

We've had a few REALLY nice days here over the week end. Hubby was off, for a change, and we spent the days together outside. One of the days we went to a park not too far from where we live, where we could look at farm animals and "play" with the goats. The girls loved stroking the goats and feeding them grass.As you can see, the weather was perfect for a day out...
We brought a barbecue and some sausages.... that way we didn't even have to go home for dinner....
The girls have had their first swim in a small lake not far from here too... and, to my surprise the water wasn't too bad/cold either... I hope summer is here to stay...

Although the weather has been really nice I've managed to squeeze in some card making (late in the evenings, after the sun has set and the girls have gone to bed...). I found it so fun to do the Sketch Saturday challenge last week that I decided to have another go this week. Here is my contribution to this weeks sketch.
I couldn't resist using this bright yellow after all the sunshine... Again, I've used my new "spring girls" stamps from Panduro. Coloured with water colour pencils.
The sentiment is mounted on pop dots, and I added some gems for a bit of "bling"...

And look... I managed to add my signature... (got it from here)