onsdag 3. februar 2016

Baby cards (part 1)

I don't make baby cards often, so I find cut files very handy when I need to.
For these cards I have used cut files from the Silhouette shop:

Teddy bear cards:

Papers: Papirdesign. Ribbon & "gratulerer" sticker: Unknown

3D foam adds dimension/depth

Papers: Papirdesign. Enamel star: Freckled Fawn. "Gratulerer" sticker: Unknown

3D foam adds dimension/depth
 Pram cards:

Cardstock: Bazill. Papers: Papirdesign. Button, "gratulerer" sticker & ribbon: unknown

I just love the pink/brown color combo
Cardstock: Bazill. Papers: Papirdesign., "Gratulerer" sticker & ribbon: unknown

I have had this ribbon for years. I knew it come to use one day :-)
 Pink and blue are, in my opinion, very traditional baby colors. Please come back next week where I hvae som baby cards in less traditional color for you :-)

søndag 31. januar 2016

Too big - even for her :-)

My cat ponky hunts birds.
But she figured out this male pheasant would be too much, even for her!

Patterned papers & stickers: Echo Park. Brad: MME. Alpha: American Crafts


I still doodle on my pages!

I often put my title on the picture when I use large photos on layouts
I got the idea for this page from one of the January challenges at Paper Issues: Use a large photo on your layout. This photo needed to be large, or you would not see either the cat or the bird.

Do you use large size photos on your layouts?

søndag 24. januar 2016

You know they are a scrapper's kittens when....

Can you live with yet a kitten layout?
Good, I thought so :-)

Here they are, and as goodd scrapper's kittens, they are self sorting by color!

A scraplift challenge at Paper Issues inspired me to do this layout. All the bits and pieces was perfect for using scraps from my scrap pile, and I thought using rainbow colors would emphasize the theme.

So there are papers from lots of differents manufactorers here - none mentioned, none forgotten :-)

Here is the layout I lifted:

Close ups from my layout:

Badges: Charms Creations


Thank you for taking time to stop by!

fredag 22. januar 2016

Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set

On September 24th, our cat Mercedes had four beautiful little kittens: to black/grey girls and two ginger boys:

Papers & word sticker: Authentic. Alpha: American Crafts. Ribbon: unknown

In the photo the kittens are 4 days old. The might look big, but their weights are 55-60 grams only.

Mid December they were ready to leave us, and I was happy to see them go to good homes where they will get the care and attention they deserve. Oh wait! We kept the most fluffy ginger: how could we not <3

Close up:

Purrfect papers.

This layout was made back in November for one of the Paper Issues' November Challenges: a scraplift challenge.

Thank you for taking time to pop in :-)

onsdag 20. januar 2016

Wedding cards

I often use sketches as a starting point when I make cards, but not always. For these three wedding cards I let the couple (cut file from Silhouette) be it, and I played with papers, design and colors.

All materials are from my pile of stash, so in general I have no clue about manufactorers.

Card #1

Croched doilie adds so  much structure!

Card #2

Simple but yet stylish (in my opinion :-). 3D foam adds depth!

Card #3

Not so traditional colors, but still a wedding card. Torn edges soften up the design

Thank you for taking time to stop by! Could you pick a favorite?

søndag 17. januar 2016

Let it snow

We finally have "real" winter and snow here in my part of Norway. But brrr!, it has been cold the last couple of weeks: between -18C and -10C (0-10F). But I don't complain: I prefer the clean & cold snow over grey & dirty!

Snow means shoveling. As our roof is steep and slick, the snow on it usually comes down from it all at once - which means more shoveling. And of course the snow lands just outside the front door: that's what the journaling in this layout is about :-)

Cardstock & vellum: ClubScrap. Paint/modelling paste: Panduro. Mask: ClearSnaps: Alphas: American Crafts. Snowflake brads: Freckled Fawn. Dies: Life Style Crafts. Doilie: unknown

The January Take 5 Tuesday Challenge at Paper Issues, inpired me to make this layout. Here’s how it works: each month there will be a list of items to use as inspiration and starting point for your project. From that list, you pick 5 items to use on your project. From the January liste I picked color green, snowflake, die cut, paint, alpha sticker, title, cardstock and hand written journaling.

Close ups/details:

Paint, modelling paste, doilie, vellum snowflake, flocked snowflake

Doilie, vellum snowflake, flocked snowflake
Thank you for taking your time to stop by! What's the weather like in your part of the world?

søndag 10. januar 2016

Dream Team (?)

Late fall 2014 I picked up horse riding again after a fifteen year long break - I had to give up when I was five months pregnant with my oldest child, as the belly got to heavy (think stretch marks here *lol).

Then, in November, I did something I never have done before: I joined a equesterian competition! I admit I'm not good enough for the Olympic team yet, but you have to start somewhere! And we even won!

Here is me and my buddy "Hot Spot":

Papers & stickers: Echo Park. Journaling card: Studio Calico. Badge: Karen Foster

The perfect badge(brad) - Karen Foster

Stickers & doodling

Journaling card & sticker

I even tried yoga for the first time in 2015, and have dcided my goal for 2016 is to try something I have never done before or in a very long time - I still don't know what it's going to be, though :-)

The design for this layout is take from this great sketch at My Creative Sketches (December sketch). I have had a long break from scrapping, so a good sketch was just what I needed to get started again :-)

Thank you for stopping by - you know it means a lot to me!