Sunday, August 29, 2010

Super hero

I have always admired the Whiff of Joy stamps, they are all so beautiful, but I don't have any myself.... well, I didn't until I found this cute freebie of Henry the mouse as spiderman a while ago.
I have coloured Spider Henry with Promarkers (True blue, Sky blue, Red, Cool grey 2, Rose pink, Blossom, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Ivory). DP is from the Black and white prints paper stack (8x8) by DCWV . Sentiment is computer made and the cobwebs are hand drawn. Image panel, sentiment and webs are mounted on 3d foam. I have also tried my hand at some distressing of the edges... that is something I rarely do, but I quite liked the effect... and there's a bit of tulle added to one side.
I'm entering this card in:
Challenge #86- Jane's sketch at Whiff of Joy Challenges.
Challenge #37- Anything goes at Bee Crafty.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet sweet baby!

Instead of spending the morning out in the sun today, I sat at my kitchen table playing with my papers and stamps... You gotta have your priorities right... lol...
This card would be good for either a new baby or a christening, I think. I have used a stamped image that I won in a candy a while back. I believe it's by Whiff of Joy, but don't shoot me if I'm wrong.... Image is coloured with Promarkers. Of the top of my head, I can't remember the colours I used, and I can't be bothered to go downstairs just now to check... I have made the flowers myself.... the big one is made by two circles and a corner rounder punch and the smaller ones is made with two punced flowers. Leaves and swirls are drawn by hand. Image panel is mounted on 3d foam.
I have used this weeks sketch at Cute Card Thursday for this card.
I'm also entering it into challenge #45 -Anything goes, at Stampin' for the weekend .

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oriental delight...

It was kind of hard to get up this morning to get Maja to school.... too many lazy mornings during summer holidays... This afternoon I'll take her to her riding lesson. THAT is something she's looking forward to! It's good to be back to "normal"...

I managed to make another card yesterday evening. I think that must be a record... two cards in one day. I'm so slow when it comes to picking the right papers and embellies and stuff, so most days I don't have time for more than one card. Well MOST days I don't even have time for cardmaking at all... lol... Anyway, here's my card:
The oriental girl image is from the "Four dolls" set by Hero Arts and the sentiment is by Kort og Godt (it says Good Luck! in Norwegian). The girl is coloured with water colour pencils and I've also added a bit of shimmering water colour paint on top (it doesn't show wery well in the photos though). Punch by Martha Stewart. I used the same punch for the "ribbon" as for the bottom of the DP. I just cut a 1" strip of paper, coloured it green with the same colours that I'd used on the girl and then punched the border from both sides of the paper strip. Easy peasy!
I'm entering this card in two challenges:
2 Sketches 4 You - sketch #59
One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 93 -Oriental delight
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday Sketchers #115

Well... that's it then... tomorrow school starts again, and I guess everything goes back to normal... It doesn't seem like I'm getting my job back after summer after all.... the school has hired another teacher that is more suitable... I guess beeing an arts and crafts teacher isn't really the best option for a primary school. Never mind, I'm sure I'll figure something out.

Today I have been home all alone for the first time in.... forever! Hubby is at work, Maja is visiting a friend and wee Susie is in nursery. I kind of didn't really know what to do with my time.... too many choices... tidy the wardrobes, unpack the suitcase after being away for the weekend, hoover, empty the dishwasher.... and the list goes on... so I settled on making a card!
Maja and I had been playing around with my Spot's botz stamps (Stampendous) yesterday, so the image was ready to put on the card... it was just a case of finding the right papers.... The sketch I have used is from this weeks challenge at Friday Sketchers.
The 'bot is coloured with watercolour pencils. It's a while since I used them last and I had almost forgot how much fun it is colouring in with them. The green backing paper is made by stamping a few of the bits from the robotz stamp set with green ink repeatedly on a piece of green paper. I feel like there is something missing on the card.... don't really know what I can put on it to make it look a bit more finished... I tried with some buttons, but I didn't have the right colour and size...
Well.... thanks for looking anyway. Hope your day is goooood!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our summer holiday!

Summer is almost over, and I guess there will be a bit more time for blogging in the months to come...

For our holiday this year, we borrowed my parent's camper van and drove through a few countries in Europe, seven to be exact (not counting Norway). We started off taking the ferry from Norway to Denmark. While there, we visited Legoland and this was the only day thorugh our three week long holiday we had rain...!! Then we drove through Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium to get to Maubeuge in France, where we visited some friends we hadn't seen in 12 years. After staying with them for a lovely weekend, we drove back to Belgium and then through Luxembourg to get to our dear friend, Edith, in Switzerland. We stayed with her for almost a week before we decided to start making our way home again.

We spent some time in the Rhine Valley (Germany) and also a couple of days in Denmark before taking the ferry back to Norway, where we visited my parents and met up with friends and family before we had to leave the camper van with my parents and take our "normal" car home.

That was the short version... hehe... don't want to bore you with all the small details... but instead I'll show some photos to tell you what we did...:

The girls would take every opportunity to have a bath in the hot, hot weather....
and we would take every opportunity to drink some good wine. The wine in the photo is a bottle we found in Edith's basement. I think it had been there for some time... the wine is even older than me (unfortunately it wasn't good anymore.... what a shame to waste such fine wine....)
we saw some farm animals/birds....
...and some wild animals/birds (stork)
We took a lovely boat trip on the river Rhein...
... where we saw some fantastic castles. There were sooo many of them!
We ate delicious food...
.... used tons of sun screen lotion
... did a bit of sight seeing
Not all the camp sites were crowded....
We even had time to sit down with a coffee and a good book...
and, of course, some more swimming!
What a great holiday!!!