søndag 29. mars 2015

Hello lovely (The Studio Challenges Pinterest challenge)

This week we have this challenge for you at The Studio Challenges:

29th March - Pinterest challenge, spring pin picked by Anna. 
How does this pin inspire you?

The image shoutet Springtime at me - and we had some signs of spring spring here in Norway, as the crocuses, before it all was covered with 10 inches of snow again. Sigh.  You will find items taken from the image as flowers and the bike in my layout

Patterned papers & patetrned stickers: Pebbles. Black stickers: Kaiser Kraft. Ribbon: unknown
I often use 3D foam behind parts of the stickers, to add depth to the design.

Journaling says: Crocus: A sign of spring and the coming summer: Long days with lots of light and plenty of time to be outdoors

I think I'll use the easter break to pull out the bike from the shed, and make it ready for summer!

Come see how the rest of the DT was inspired by the Pinterest image and play along: at our blog

lørdag 28. mars 2015

New goggles, much needed (CSI file #159)

This is my last layout as guest designer ("Special Investigator") at CSI in March, and here is the case to crack:

If you know me, you may have noticed I hardly ever use ink or paint or anything wet or messy, just because I don't have the patience for it. But this time I just kept adding like I was payed for it, and I loved how it turned out :-)

Patterned papers: unknown. Grid stamp: Kaiserkraft. Stensils: Thecraftersworkshop (grid), The Paper Bakery (hearts/circles). Rubons: Hambleys. Wood accents: Freckled Fawn. Epoxy heart; Heidi Swapp. Dymo: Dymo. Jewels & brad: unknown

How I solved the case:
*all colors used
*Evidence: Doodling, jewles, feathers, mixed media, grid pattern, rubons, love accents (the hearts)
*Testimony: Document things you love about you

Journaling says: " I love how I still challenge myself and go out of my comfort zone: I still ski and I have picked up equisterian again"

Ink & paint & my beloved dymo:


Feel like playing with us?

fredag 27. mars 2015

@ Beitostølen - layout Grid Style

I love grid design. It's something about the straight lines I find attractive - must be the engeneer in me *lol*

So when I saw this challenge at Paper Issues online crop, I knew I wanted to play.
March 21, 2015

Start with grid paper, sew a grid, lay paper into a grid pattern, anything goes! Your grid could be a circle grid, triangles, just so long as it is in a grid formation and your having fun! You have until Monday 3/29 to upload your new, never seen before layout to this album to be eligible for the prize.
US residents only. Sorry. 

I didn't read the fine print which says US recidents only, but who cares! I'm happy with my page, and all it means is that I cannot win any prize, which I probably would not do anyway, since there are lso many amazing entries for the challenge!

Here is my layout, featuring photos from our winter break in February:

Patterned papers, stickers & alpha: Doodlebug designs. Cork sign:Studio Calico. Snowflakes & trim: unknown

I love how winter outfits are so colorful that you can use non seasonal papers to match!

Close up:

Do you fancy grid design?

onsdag 25. mars 2015

Hello! A super quick and easy card!

Home made cards doesn't have to be time consuming to make, or require lots of papers and stash.
This cards is made from scraps only:

Cardstock: Bazill. Patterned Papers: Pebbles. Pearls: unknown

I used punches, bought for about a dollar each ages ago, for the butterflies and flowers, and a corner puch for the squares. I'll never let my punches go :-)

I use 3D foam to make the squares rise a bit, and glue dots for the butterflies and flowers so wings and petals are free.

This card was made for
Leah's BITS and PIECES midnight crop challenge!

Bring me your bits and pieces, crafty friends!

This challenge is all about using only PIECES and your project must be new and never shared... No whole sheets and no Project Life-sized cards - you can use thin strips or pieces cut from whole sheets, and you may use a photo mat and the actual cardstock or card. Everything else must be 2"x2" or smaller (this includes tags)! Feel free to slather on the bits and load up on the pieces, and you may create cards or pages to enter.

Hint: PUNCHES work great for these types of things, and if you have scraps, it's a fun way to use them up! Open worldwide - add your project(s) to this album and enter as many times as you like through Monday, March 29th. ·

It's still time to play at the crop so come on!

tirsdag 24. mars 2015

Back in the saddle

Fifteen year ago I left equestrian when I got pregnant with my oldest son - the huge belly was too much to carry when riding. Then we moved, got a new child, built a new house, changed jobs et etc - and I never got back on track again. Until this late fall.

Background paper: Kaiserkraft. Other papers: ClubScrap (green), October Afternoon (blue). Selfie-frame: Pebbles. Brad w/cutout: MME. Other cut outs: October Afternoon. Silver ruons: Pink Paislee. Alpha: AC. "Keep the wild..." sticker: Bella Blvd. Kraft envelopes w/chevrons: unknown

Journaling says:
"After a fiften year long brake, I found myself back in the saddle again. I knew I would be rusty, but could never imagine I would be so frightened - frightened to fall of and hurt myself again. But With Lille-Klompen (the horse's name) everything is safe and nice and fun!"


The saying on this sticker was perfect for this layout :-)

Fuzzy handcutting from an old October Afternoon collection:

Doing a page about myself back in the saddle first came to my mind when I saw the March mood board at Scrap Around The World:

I picked up elements like the horse (obvious?), the natural colors and the teal, and then the chevrons.


I have wanted to do this layout for a while, but I finally got my but in gear when I played at the Paper Issues Online Crop this weekend. One of the challenges goes like this:
Kelly's Design Team Challenge

I am challenging YOU to scrap yourself. This must be a new, never before seen project (Layout or Project Life Spread only). You can use any product you like and make it any size you like. I want to see your face on the layout and hear something about you. (Even if it's just in the comments) 


Both challenges are still open - feel like playing with any of them? Or maybe both?

mandag 23. mars 2015

Tag card. just for fun (Card week day 7)

So, this is the end of my card week - I hope you have enjoyed it. But fear not, there will be more cards coming later, at least one on Wednesday :-)
I have played at the Paper Issue Online Crop and some of the challenges were: cards!

I have this large, old stack of K & Company tags, and in my opinion they are perfect for cards:

Tag: K&Company. Patterned papers: Glitz Designs (blue), Lemon Owl (white/green). Butterfly:Websters pages. Trim: MME. Bling & ribbon: unknown

Some times mixing up manufactorers works perfectly!

Thank you for taking your time to stop by - you know it means a lot to me!

søndag 22. mars 2015

Make Time Fun (Card Week day 6)

A new card for mum, my biggest fan :-)

Patterned papers & stickers: Echo Park. Fabric covered brads: Basic Grey. Dies: Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts. Other brads: unknown

I had just scraps left of the Echo Park collection Creative Agenda to make this card, but when I dug into my old stash, I found some old Basic Grey fabric covered brads which was the perfect match!

I also pulled out my old Quickutz Squeese and dies, to make some flowers - a great way to use scraps and have matching ambellies

The design for this card is taken from the right part of this sketch at Let's Scrap:

Let's Scrap and Feeling Sketchy has teamed up this  month for International Scrapbooking Day
The twist is to play at both siites :-) Here is yesterday's post where I show my take on the Feeling Sketchy challenge.

Have a happy Sunday and please come back tomorrow for the last card in my Card Week - a Just Because card :-)