torsdag 31. mai 2012

D'Arcy's Diaries and another birthdaycard

Good morning my friends and thank you for visiting me today :)
Welcome to my new followers, thank you for taking time to follow my crafty journey and I hope you find something that can inspire you :)

We have a new challenge at D'Arcy's Diaries today as we are opening our resturant and having
a MENU-challenge for you.

Starter - Lilac and Turquoise, Pink and Green, Navy blue and Red
Main - Birthday, Thank You, Anniversary
Dessert - Ribbon - Lace - String
You may also pick two side dishes from - Gems, Pearls, Swirls, Charms, Glitter, buttons, tag, flowers, Stitching (real or faux), butterflies.

Here is my card after the menu:
Starter: Pink and green
Main: Birthday
Dessert: Ribbon
Side dishes: Flowers and pearls

The wonderful sentiment is a freebie from the very talented lady behind Create with TLC and I think it was so perfect for this image. The card is a birthday card for Sofie, my oldest niece to give to one of her friends.

My back, simple like always :)
But look, I have used another personal stamp! This one is made by my sweet friend Tammy.
Thanks honey, I love it!

The lovely image is coloured with Copics and the wonderful papers comes from Maja design. All flowers from WOC and white seam binding from Bikuben.

Here is the new release:
Head over to the blog and drowl over my teamies creations, like always they are wonderful!

Until next time, take care.
I am working my five nightshifts now, so I will be watching you while you are sleeping :)
Back in a few days to show you a MAGNOLIA card! LOL, that was a year since the last one, so pretty much about time!!


tirsdag 29. mai 2012

New challenge at Copic Marker Norge

Good morning blogland!
WOW my second post for the day and the clock is only nine!!

This card I have made for Copic Marker Norge and the challenge starting today is

For a LADY!
-make a card for a special lady-
I have used another of my Mayzy Art images and this one is called Shawna with Latte, if you love these images as much as me, the shop is here
And here is my card:
I just love how this card turned out. Sometimes when I make a card everything just falls in place perfect in a minute and this card is a card like that. Love it when that happen!

My fantastic papers comes from Pion, they are just so beautiful!
My flowers comes from WOC, Kort og Godt, Kaiser craft and my favorite Maritha flower.
The beautiful swirl under the flowers comes from Memory Box and the wonderful butterflies is a Cheery Lynn design die that I just love, but never got around to use before now.

And of course the image is coloured with my beloved Copic markers :)
In these colours:
Skin: E13,11,000, E 93 for cheeks
Hair and shoes: E 39,35,33,31
Green details: YG 97, 95, 93, 91
Sweather: R20, 02, 01, 00
Skirt: E53, 51, 50
Ground and shadows: W5,3,1,0

Enter my card here:
Mayzy Art Challenge - May flowers
Anonyme scrappere - Inspirasjon (blomstene)
Bearly mine challenge - Animal Kingdom (butterflies)
Crafts and me - Flowers
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Cute card thursday - Pink and green - spring flowers
Scrappin' all over - Summer party

That was my last post today, but I am back sooner or later :)
Hugs to you all!!

-And talking about special lady, just have to share a picture of one of the most important persons in my world, my beautiful niece Sofie. She is 12 years and dance freestyle.This photo is taken of her before she was doing the NM two weeks ago. She came 3rd and I am so proud of her!

Teddy Bo tuesday in royal colours!

Good morning my sweet friends :)
Hope you all are fine and that the sun is shining wherever you are

At Teddy Bo we are having a new challenge today and my team, team A, are in charge for that.
The theme for the next two weeks is

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee –
Red, white and blue and lots of bling

I haven't made a really royal card I am afraid, because when I saw this cute Teddy Bea, I just had to use her! But I did use red, white and blue  and some bling:)

Here is my card:
My lovely Bea out for a walk :)
I have made a pocket tag card again and think it turned out quite ok :)
The lovely papers from Maja design really makes cardmaking so easy!

Here is the tag taken out

The back of the card. The edge punch is from Ek success.

Image is TEDDYBEA_206 found here
Coloured with Copic
Papers are again Maja design
Flowers from WOC
Prima bling swirl
Whimsy mini postage stamps

Hope you all find some crafting time even tho the weather outside is beautiful. I use every free minute outside, and the evening inside in my craftroom :)

Happy crafting gorgeous friends
Back later with my card for CMN

Big hugs

fredag 25. mai 2012

Fairytale friday

Another weekend is about to start and I have a new Teddy Bo card to share with you.
I have made this card for my MIL since Andre asked me to make a card for her for mothersday.
The sun is shining here today, so just a quick post as I am heading to bed after my night shift. Can't sleep all day when the weather is this beautiful :)

I have made a window on the front of the card for the lovely Teddy Bo to look through. Loved the effect with the spellbinder frame around the edge.
This is what it looks like from inside. The clouds are made with my Copic markers, still practising and trying out to find the best colours for the clouds. This has a lot of the T markers and I think it maybe was a little too dark, but even tho I like the clouds this dotty way :)

Image is: TEDDYBO_182
Coloured with Copics
Papers from Maja design
Wonderful swirl from MB  (thanks Maritha!!)
Flowers from WOC
Mini postage stamps from Whimsy stamps

Thanks for visiting me today and don't forget the challenge and DT call over at Teddy Bo. I promise this is the most kind and sweetest DT in blogland, so come on and get your creations in!
Read about it here.

Enjoy your weekend friends
Big hugs

torsdag 24. mai 2012

Midchallenge reminder

We are half through our current challenge at D'Arcy's now and I have a card to share with you
Looks like you find our challenge at D'Arcy's hard this time!!
We asked for Pennants or banners on your creation and here is my card:

Coloured with Copic markers
Papers from stash, had for ages and finally used :)
Memory box swirl and flowers from WOC
Pennants on the side and pearls from Melissa Frances

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Thanks for visiting me today


tirsdag 22. mai 2012

My weddingbook :)

Good morning crafting friends :)
I have a wedding book I would like to share with you today.
 We have a challenge at Copic Marker Norge going right now, where we would love you to make someting for a wedding.

I mensioned the other day that my sister is getting married in july and I think this is my giftbox for her and her husband. Inside I will put a note about what the gift is because the wedding is in Poland and I just don't want to carry too much...

Hope you like it!
 Lovely couple from Tiddly Ink, coloured with Copic
My newest Memory box die wich I just loooove :)
Beautiful wedding rings bought at Bikuben
 I have made a bookcard using my own tutorial that I made for Teddy Bo, just changed the size a bit. If you want to try, you find the tut here
The inside with two sentiments from Kort og Godt, one is a recipe of love.

Bottle from TH filled with glasspearls and a note saying "forever"
Flowers and leafs from WOC

The back of the book is made by a fantastic new (to me) product from TH, Kraft Glassine and I have embossed with a TH embossing folder and covered it with Glossy accent to make it look shiny and fantastic! Thanks Trine for the fantastic idea :)
I really think I succeded with that leather feeling.
I have also mashine stiched all my panels

My lovely Tiddly Ink couple is coloured in these Copic colours:
Skin: E11, 21,00 and E93 for cheeks
Hair: W5,3,1,0
Dress her: E81, W0 and blender 0
Suit him: E44, 43, 42, 41

So I think that was all for today friends!
Sorry for all the photos, but I hope I manage to inspire you a bit today with my bookcard.

I would love to enter here:
Bikuben blogg - Embossing
Kort o mania- Bingo (bånd, blomster, metall)
Bearly mine challenge - Anything goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Bryllup
Papirdokkene - Andre former
Big hugs to you all

søndag 20. mai 2012

Guestdesigner Copic Marker Europe

Good morning everybody
Today I am so lucky to be guestdesigning at Copic Marker Europe blog.
I feel so honoured to be asked, but must admit I was a little bit nervous when I started to make my card!

I have made a birthday card to show you. I made it for one of my best blog friends for her birthday earlier this month and I hope she likes it, and of course you too :)
I chose a wonderful digi image called "Nimbus the angel" for my card from the fantastic artist Mayzy. You find her Etsy shop here

The wonderful image is coloured in theese Copic colours:
Hair: E59, E39, YR 24, Y15, E50
Skin: E11, E21, E51-50, E93
Dress: R02, R01, R00
Wings: R02,01,00 and BG13,11,10
Shoes and brown details: E39,35, 31
Her eyes and lips has got a layer of Glossy Accent and on her wings I have
used At You Spica pen, Clear.

I made a tag in a pocket card with some lovely papers from Anna Griffin and the pink on the tag is from a Pion sheet.
All my flowers are WOC and Kort og Godt and the lovely hat pin is a treasured gift from a friend of mine, Susan Killam. She makes the most wonderful hatpins ever, just look here in her shop.

Like I often do, I used the amazing beautiful Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn design on my card, and here I have cut it in two, to have on both sides of the image

This is how my card looks like when the tag is out.
the tag has this amazing poem from Kort og Godt and beside the image I have used a digi sentiment from Create with TLC

I hope you like my card
Thank you Copic Marker Europe for having me as your guestdesigner :)

Have a wonderful day everybody and take care
Hugs, Jill

I am entering my card here:
MayzyArt - May flowers :The first challenge!
Anonyme scrappere - Blonder og blomster
Bearly mine challenge - Dies
Deep Ocean Challenge - What a wonderful woman
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy birthday
Oozak. com - Spring colours
Simon says stamp and show - Anything goes
ABC challenge - P for pockets

torsdag 17. mai 2012

D'Arcy day and more boys...

Seems like the making of the boy confirmation cards never ends, but with all the wonderful images from D'Arcy's Diaries it is kind of easy to do :)
We are having a new challenge at D'Arcy's today and we want you to use

Pennants/bunting/flags on your creation

So I have used my new Magnolia flag die for this and put the boy's name on it

Inside with the same design as the front and the banner is to put some money under

Coloured with Copic
Papers from Maja design
Flagdie from magnolia
Textstamps from Kort og Godt
Metalgears and filmstrip from Tim Holtz

We really looking forward to seeing your creations so I hope you can join us.
The fantastic 1st prize is 5 images from DD shop.
Here you can see the new release today:

Have a wonderful day and to my Norwegian friends:
Ha en herlig 17.mai og kos dere masse!!
Hugs, Jill

Just have to show you Sebastian, my wonderful 11yr old son's favorite song these days...
He plays this every day on MY computer, really loud while he sings his heart out!
So everytime I hear this song on the radio I have to smile as it really reminds me of him
My precious boy :)

tirsdag 15. mai 2012

Teddy Bo tuesday

Good evening my friends
Just here to tell you that there is a new challenge starting at Teddy Bo challenge and this time Tammy has made a fantastic sketch for us to play with

We are also having a DT call now, so if you would like to join a really fantastic sweet group of bear loving women, you really should get your card ready and show us!

These are the new images for todays release:
And if you head over to the blog you can se that the DT really have layed their love on a certain Bea image... :)
Hopefully I will have my card ready for friday :)
Have a nice evening
Hugs, Jill

søndag 13. mai 2012

Almost forgot this one...

Good evening friends!
Made this card last week after a friend of mine ordered it :)
Yeah, that's right another BOY confimation card! LOL
Feels like I haven't made anything else in weeks! But I promise I have, but I just can't show everything yet :)
I have used another D'Arcy's Diaries image, called "Skaterdude" and paired it with the lovely Maja design papers

And I love flowers so even if it is a boy card I sometimes have to use it...

Both my image and all the panels are cut out using my spellbinder mega ovals
and I just love the effect it gives

The texts inside comes from Kort og Godt and are perfect for a confimation.

Coloured with Copic
Papers from maja design, Vintage summer collection
Flowers WOC and Kort og Godt
Cheery Lynn design swirl
Text from Kort og Godt

Have a nice evening my friends. I am off to work now, finally the last. Tuesday my MIL is coming from Sweden and I really look forward to it. She is the best and I always enjoy having her over.

Enter here:
Kort o Mania- Anything goes
Allsorts - For a man/boy
Divas by design - One for the boys

torsdag 10. mai 2012

Boy card

Thanks to D'Arcy's Diaries I have no more problems making boy cards as there are so many fantastic images to chose from.
I have made a confirmationcard for a boy and I chose the new released "Deep in thought" image and I have tried to make it a little more vintage than I usally do, as I know my friend that ordered it likes it that way.
Lovely image paired with some loooovly papers :)

Haven't used that cheesecloth in ages. I always think it looks so beautiful when other do it, but I find it very hard to do my self!

The back, all panels are stiched and inked.

Love the small sentiments for Confirmation from Kort og Godt and of course the Cheery Lynn swirl is always a hit I think :)

Papers from the new collection Vintage summer from Maja design
-I was so lucky to win the whole collection!!-
Flowers and twine fromWOC, Filmstrip and metal cogs from TH
Cheery Lynn swirl, Charm Making Memories
Cheesecloth, button and pearls from stash.

We still have our Buttons and bows challenge at D'Arcy's Diaries running, so head over here and join the fun!

I am off to work again tonight, so I guess I catch up with you all in between ;)
Big hugs

tirsdag 8. mai 2012

Another Handyman :)

Some months ago I made a Handyman card for one of my brother in laws. (If you want to have a look it is here) A friend of mine saw it and she wanted the image on a card for her husband.
This time I made a tag in a pocket card, so easy and really fun to make!

Image is: TEDDYBO_176 called DIY Bo found here
Coloured with Copic markers
Papers from Crea Diem and Vintage summer collection from Maja design
Twine from WOC, Sprochet gears from TH

 This is the card with the tag out

I love the Maja design papers! I was so lucky to win the whole Vintage summer collection over at the Maja design blog and I just loooove to use them!

Handyman Bo is coloured in these colours:
Fur: E44,43,42,41, YR 000, E 93
Pants: W5,3,1,0
Helmet and googles: YR24, Y15,13,11
Hat: YG 97,95, 93, 91
Belt: E59,57,55
Tools: T5,4,2,0

We have the challenge To a Happy Boy at CMN this time and at Teddy Bo we are having Button Up challenge, so I hope you can join us at both!

Wishing you a wonderful week :)
hugs, Jill