Monday, January 24, 2011

Green and blue lion....

As I said a couple of posts down, I was home from work with a poorly child for two and a half days last week.... that gave me a little bit of cardmaking time while she was sleeping the fever off...
I just love this little lion freebie by Meljen's design. Soo cute and perfect for baby cards. This time I have used my green/lime and blue Promarkers to colour in with. I also attempted a double slider card. This card doesn't open up like "normal" cards, but you have to pull that little ribbon above the lion, and two panels slide out above and below the image.... like this:
Neat, eh? See how it works on one of my other double slider cards HERE.
I'm entering this card in these challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar- challenge 135 - blue & green
Stamp Something- Cute something challenge
Allsorts challenge blog- week 87- male/boy
Our Creative Corner- Three musketeers Colour challenge
Creative Craft World- Cute & Cuddly Card Challenge
Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Made in 2010!

After looking through my blogposts for the last year, it looks like all the crafty stuff I've done is making cards... but that's not the case... I guess I've just forgotten to blog about all the other things I've made. Most of my cards are made for some challenge or other, and have to be blogged right away... other things have to wait... but not anymore. Here are some of the things I made in 2010:
Some new outfits for my girls' Barbie dolls. I have made a few more skirts and blouses, but I don't have a photo of them. I found all the patterns HERE somewhere.
Back in March, I knitted some mittens for my mum and for Maja. I also made some for Susie, but they were never shown... but here they are. Susie picked the colours herself, and she has used them a lot.
I've had this white yarn in my stash for ages. I inherited three full balls and two used ones of this when my grandmother died 16 years ago. This yarn must be quite old. It's called Annie, and is made by L/L Hovland Ullvarefabrikk. The factory was dismantled in 1989, so my "guess" is that this yarn is 22 years old... probably older....
After being in my stash for that long, I thought it was about time I used it for something. I decided to knit myself a Dream Shrug. I used this quite a lot over my strappy tops last summer. I have also made one of these for Maja/Susie (they had to share one), but again, no picture.
I'm not sure these frames are worth showing, but here they are anyway. They are made of a piece of cardboard, old newspapers, glue and some acrylic paints.... Quite fun to make actually!
My cheap laundry basket from IKEA was falling apart last summer, so instead of buying a new one I decided to rip off the old plastic basket, keep the frame and sew a new fabric "basket". I love it! (before on the left, after on the right...)
I have also been digging into my stash of beads. I have mostly made knitting markers, but I sold or gave them all away before I managed to take some pictures... silly me! I managed to take some really bad photos of a couple of earrings I made though... I gave these to my hubby to use as a gift in his work's advent calendar.
I started knitting this scarf back in April, but never finished it until November... Scarves are sooo boring to knit! Love the pattern and the colours of this though. I found the pattern for this at Ravelry.
This is a project that took even longer to finish.... I'm not quite sure exactly when I started knitting it, but I know I still lived with my parents... I moved out back in 95.... so it has taken a few... ehm... years to finish. I must say to my defense that it was stuffed away in a basement with all our other stuff in Norway the 8,5 years we lived in Scotland.... but still....
I have also made a reusable, reversible Swiffer cover. I was tired of buying new ones all the time, and this is more environment friendly as well. It's made from acrylic yarn as that tends to create static that makes dust and hair cling. It was fun and easy to crochet, and it works really well. I'm definately going to make more of these! This is also a Ravelry pattern.
The last thing I'm showing is a new dishcloth for my kitchen... Nice and bright colours, 100% cotton. Pattern is HERE.
I think I've already blogged the baby blanket I made for my new niece... didn't I? *opening a new window to check*... Yes I did. (I have made another one of these blankets for a friend at work, but I'll show that later... guess I've shared enough today....).
Well.... that's all folks... as they say in the cartoons... lol...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday Sketchers #137

I've been home from work with a very warm little girl today and half of yesterday... last night her temperature reached 40 degrees... poor little thing. She's a little bit better today though. I find it really hard to stay home from work at the moment. I just started in my new position, and I have a thousand things to think about. How will the pupils get all their homework when I'm not there to sort everything out...? lol.... Well, I hope the person that have to take my class tomorrow will understand the plans I've written for her...

This card is for these challenges:
Friday Sketchers sketch #137
I love Promarkers - #49 - keep it sweet and simple
Stamp Something - anything goes

The image is a digi freebie by Meljen's designs. I thought it was perfect for a "Welcome baby girl" card. I have used Promarkers to colour in, and there is some stickles around the edges of the image and text panels and also some on the flower petals.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Christmas cards....

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers (if there's still anyone coming around). I know... I've been a really bad blogger the last few months... sorry...

I never got around to blog about the Christmas cards I made for Christmas.... so, better late than never, right? (Click on picture for larger view.)
These first three were coloured with watercolours. It's been ages since I played with my watercolours, and I had lots of fun. The stamps are by Panduro.
On the next three, I used my Promarkers to colour in. I also stamped some of the backgrounds (hearts, snowflakes and swirls).

I have used Promarkers on the left one here as well. Stamp is one of the twisted sisters by Sweet November stamps. The right one is made with different stamps, all by Panduro.
Then I ran out of time, and had to make a batch of quick cards...
I used the same lay out as on my previous card, paper from the same set, and there's no colouring in on these ones, just stamping to make everything a bit quicker. I didn't have enough cards to send to all the people I wanted, so I guess I have to start earlier this year....
Christmas was spent with my parents in Kristiansand. The girls really enjoyed being with them for a longer period of time. We even got to spend a couple of days more than intended as I got the flu and wouldn't even think about sitting in a car for over four hours to get home on the day we had planned... so hubby took all the presents with him in the car and drove home to go to work, and the girls and I stayed a while longer and flew back home.
I guess flying wasn't the best idea, really.... because when I got home, I got a really bad ear ache, and I have been almost deaf since new years eve.... I think my hearing is a bit better today, but can't say for sure since the house is all quiet....