Monday, April 30, 2012

Gone Shopping...

Luckily, it looks like Susie's ear ache was a one night thing. She hasn't complained about her ears at all today. Phew!

This is a card I made while I was over at my friends house the other night.
I have borrowed the border punch, the text stamp and the "splat" stamp from my friend, so I don't know what they are.... Image is Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm, though... and she's coloured with Promarkers.
This card goes into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes.
Anyone for Anya - Girly Girl.
Dream Valley - Challenge 31- For a Special Lady
I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gone fishing....

We've had such a great day here today. It started off with Maja's team winning the last handball match of the season this morning. Yeehaa! It's been really warm and sunny all day too. We've been outside a lot today. We even had lunch outside on the decking, and the butter was all melted after a few minutes on the table (it was sat in the sun though...). Dinner was had outside too, and the girls have played with their lps animals in the sun for hours. Bliss!

But I guess all good things must come to an end.... I've just been sitting in bed with Susie (5), trying to get her to sleep, for almost two hours. Her ears are aching... She finally fell asleep after I managed to get her to take a painkiller by offering her money (I'm such a good mother...). Hope she feels better tomorrow.

OK... so... here's a card I made for a colleague of mine. She needed a card for her boyfriends birthday. He is really into fishing... I didn't really have a lot of fishing related stamps or digis... but I managed to dig up this mean looking fish. Hope it is what she wanted....
I added a bit of sparkle to some parts of the fish... you can see it a bit better in the pic below.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - The Sportsman
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 214 - Animal magic
Charisma Cardz - Challenge #16 - Blue, Black and White.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Something different

Just a quick note tonight as I'm tired and want to go and sit on the sofa with a cup of tea and a book...

I have challenged myself again.... I wanted to use a different image from what I normally do, and I wanted to use my watercolours. I haven't used my water colours in absolute ages, so I found it a bit hard to get it to look the way I wanted. It was good fun though. This is what I came up with:
I'm quite pleased with the result, if I may say so myself... lol....

The card goes into the following challenge:
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #99 - Celebrating Earth Day.
Ett trykk - Kort som inneholder noe gult.
Thanks for looking. I really appreciate your comments:)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yellow miss Anya

As the weather is getting warmer and the sun is coming out more I felt like challenging myself and use a colour I hardly ever use.... Yellow. Why I never use yellow, I don't know... I just never feel like picking up my yellow pens and papers... I think my card turned out quite bright and cheery though.... The sentiment is stamped on a tag that is tucked behind the image so you have to pull it out to read what it says...
Image is Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm. Coloured with Promarkers. I have cut a Marianne Creatables frame in half and put one half behind each side of the green paper. I've used an embossingfolder on the card itself and distressed with an ink pad. I've also used a scalloped die, a tag, some ribbon, paper twine, and a "diamond" heart.

I'm entering the card into these challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - challenge # 159 - Freebie week.
Ett Trykk - kort som inneholder noe gult.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ms Ivy...

The parent's meetings at school are finally over and done, so hopefully things will calm down a bit now. The weather here is changing between really hot spring days, to snowy and windy, to wet and cold... You never know what the next day is going to be like.... and it will also change between all the types of weather in the one and same day.... can't wait for the weather to settle down a bit too... lol...

I have made this card for challenge #203 over at Sketch Saturday, so obviously, I have used their sketch...
Image is Ivy KETTO. Isn't she cute. I got her from a friend (thank you!!). Coloured with Promarkers. I have also used a couple of different paper tapes from Panduro for the vertical stripes. Sentiment from Kort & Godt. And as a final touch, I have added some Liquid Pearls (you can see it a bit better on the pic below) and some bling...

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

For my mum

Oh, I almost forgot this card.... I made this ages ago, but I wanted to give it to my mum for her birthday, so I couldn't post it on here since she reads my blog.... It's been almost two weeks since her birthday, so I guess I'm in the clear with posting it now...
Image is one of  the sweet, sweet Saturated Canary girls. As always, I have coloured with Promarkers. NO design paper on this one, only plain paper that I have stamped with different stamps. I have also used an embossing folder to make dots on the black scalloped circle. To make the cute edge around the image, I have cut a Marianne Designs Creatable frame in half and glued it behind the die cut image panel. I've also added a bit of liquid pearl on the frame. To finish the card off I have added a MS punched border, some ribbon, flowers, pearls and a flourish.
Thanks for looking! Hope you're still enjoying your easter hols:)

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Scrapping with a friend...

About a week ago, I went to do a bit of scrapping with my friend Renate. We had so much fun. We talked and coloured and talked and glued and... you get the picture... Renate made a couple of cards while I was there, but I only managed to make one... I know... I'm quite a slow scrapper.... lol... I didn't even finish the card entirely before I went home... It got quite late.... so the flourishes behind the image/sentiment were done at a later date...
Image is a gorgeous Gorjuss girl, and she's coloured with Promarkers. The red/pink DP is Tilda, but I can't remember the turquoise paper. Sentiment is from a Kort & Godt set. I've also used two different paper tapes (Panduro), a doily, lace and a metal corner that I got from Renate. I also went home with some other goodies. She's soooo generous that lady!
We must do this again soon, Renate!

I'm entering this card into this challenge:
ProMarker Norge - utfordring #4 - Turkis + en valgfri farge

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Miss Anya

I try again... if I blog the card right away, I might manage to enter it into the challenge I made it for... not like last

Image is Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm. Coloured with Promarkers. The butterfly is Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly small. I have also used a MS punch and the sentiment is by North Star Stamps.

I'm entering this card into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday - week 201 - sketch
Stamp with fun - Challenge #155 - No eastercard
Simon Says - Anything goes.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Shopping girl...

I made this card for last weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge, but I never got round to posting it in time for the challenge.... Anyway, here is the card, challenge or not....
Image is Juliet from the digi set "Girls About Town" by Charmed Cards and Crafts. I have used my Promarkers to colour in with. The mat behind the image and the stripe with the sentiment on is also coloured with Promarkers. Sentiment is by Kort og Godt (S-200) and it says "to a wonderful lady". I have used a Martha Stewart punch, and paper tape from Panduro. Can't remember where the DP is from. I have also used a text background stamp on the card blank as well.... don't remember what it is though, and can't be bothered going upstairs to check... Oh, and I've also added some rhine stones next to the sentiment, but I think they almost disappeared on the black background.

Thanks for looking, and HAPPY EASTER to all my readers!