24 desember 2009

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Merry Christmas & Candy Winner

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And a big thanks to you all for all the lovely comments you leave me when I get my but in gear to post something. The comments are truly appriciated. A special thanks to Torill and Lena Katrine for the wonderful friendship I have grown with the two of you.

I have randomly picked a winner of my Christmas candy and the winner is:

Pada from South Africa.

Please e-mail me you addy by Dec 31st with you address to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone to participated, all the cards were gorgeous!

Enjoy your holidays

15 desember 2009

Passion for ProMarkers CHRISTMAS

Here's my second Christmas project for the Christmas/New Years challenge at the Passion for ProMarkers blog. We want to see you make anything BUT a card.

Last year for Christmas my brother gave me this digital photoframe, so I decoreated a frame for it that will match my other Christmas decorations. (this year it will be brown, gold and red). So when Christmas is over I can just remove the frame, or make a new one for the next season!
I have coloured the lace and the letters that spell out Merry Christmas in Norwegian. Others materials used are brown bazzill, design paper from Papirdesign, thickers, snow crystal punch, stickles glue, mulberry flower and some stripes of blings.

Remember to check out what the rest of the team have made as inspiration for the Christmas challenge, its so fun to see so many different types of projects.

And don't forget about all the great prizes we have for you for this challenge, a complete set of 148 ProMarker pens, gift voucher, Sugar Nellie stamps and more.

14 desember 2009

Candy Update

There's still time to enter my Christmas Blog Candy, I have received so many gorgeous cards already and cannot wait to see what else is coming :)

Here's a peak at some of the stash that's in the candy

07 desember 2009

Christmas Card Article

Some weeks ago I was interviewed by Kjersti Busterud on the subject of making your own Christmas cards and I thought the article would only appear in a few news papers, but I've found out that the article is papers all over the country. So FUN!!! :)

If you want you can read the article here, here, here, here or here! Also in the paper version of Romerikes Blad, Gjengangeren and Østlendingen. (if you know of any where else, please let me know)


The picture is taken one day at work (@Steffens)

06 desember 2009

DT -In2Stamps

Here's a card I made using the In2Stamps Toy Store rubber stamp from the Winter '09 Collection. Its so cute and reminds me of a good old fashion Christmas.

I have made a "how to" on making this card, check out the IN2STAMPS blog to see it.

Recipe: see the In2Stamps blog

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful 2nd Sunday of advent.

Remember my CHRISTMAS CANDY, click HERE to see the requirements.

I'm sneaking this card into the Friday Sketchers Challenge 81.

01 desember 2009

Passion for ProMarkers CHRISTMAS

You are in for such a treat this month over at Passion for Promarkers, the new challenge runs from 9am today (1st December) until 9am on the 5th January 2010 You can use ANY COLOURS of ProMarkers and you can make ANYTHING BUT A CARD.
We have loads and loads of prizes to give away, so there will be loads of winners - want to see the prize list?

Grand Prize: 148 ProMarkers from the fabulously generous Letraset - that's the entire collection including all the old and new colours Plus they have donated another 2 x 5 ProMarker Theme Packs.

Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits have donated 8 prizes of Sugar Nellie stamps: 4x Maggie & Hamish stamps PLUS 4x Home Grown stamps

Joanna Sheen has donated a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop

Stampeezee have also donated a £10 voucher to spend with them

Whiff of Joy have donated a Fred, Celebrating Elephant stamp designed by Alison Acton

Julie is an Independent Stampin Up! Demonstator and she is giving away a stamp set and ribbon.

Here's my first project for the Christmas challenge. I decorated a candle with the gorgeous Whipper Snapper stamp Snowman Angel, I just adore this!


  • Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Snowman Angel
  • Pattern Papers: Kaiser Kraft - Natalie
  • Embellishments: Mulberry flowers
  • Tools: MS doily lace punch
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Pastel Blue, Crimson, Terracotta, Pear Green, Moss and Ice Grey 1
So make sure you join for a chance at winning some of the many prizes we have up for grabs for this Christmas challenge! Thanks for looking.

30 november 2009


Imorgen åpner vi første luka i adventskalenderen hos Steffens. Følg med i bloggen for å se hva som skjuler seg bak de forskjellige lukene!!! :)

27 november 2009

Workshop with CANDY!

Copied from the PfP Work Shop blog:

Remember that we said that last week was the last workshop of 2009 – well we told a little white lie! Some of you may already know that Debbi was asked by Letraset to select the colours and put together a tutorial for their new Craft Gift Pack. She was absolutely thrilled to do this for them, and we were very proud of her too. The gift packs are now on sale at various art and craft stores and online, as well as from Letraset direct, so we thought we would share the original tutorial with you. The colours she has used are from the same selection contained in the pack.

All you need to do is leave a comment on the PfP WORKSHOP BLOG before Tuesday 15th December at 9am (GMT). If you could add a pic and link on your sidebar that would be great too :)

The Craft Gift Pack contains 12 specially selected ProMarkers, 1 ProMarker Blender pen, 1 Fineliner pen, 1 Storage Wallet and 1 Bleedproof Marker Pad.

For another chance to win one of these packs, Debbi is also giving away 1 of these Craft Gift packs, plus lots of other ProMarker goodies up until Monday 30th November on her own blog.

So visit the WORK SHOP BLOG to get your chance at winning this GREAT craft pack!

26 november 2009

In2Stamps - Winter '09

Here's a card I made with the In2Stamps - Sledding Snowman stamp.
Check out the I2S blog for more details on the card.

Hidden sentiment

Papers, sentiment stamp and stash are from Steffens.

Thanks for looking and good night :)

24 november 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Week 27

I cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying by, this week will be the first Sunday of advent and I haven't finished all my Christmas cards yet. Wooop. This weeks challenge at Passion for ProMarkers gave a good opportunity as the challenge is VINTAGE.

As you can see I have not coloured my image with ProMarkers this week, but I have coloured my lace and made the flowers using ProMarkers. I got the idea of the flowers when I was over at Caryn's blog. I have bent them the other way but the principle is the same.

A close up of the flowers. Aren't they cute.

I coloured a big enough area for the punch to cover with both blue and green and punched the number of flowers I needed, it's real easy in case you don't have any flowers that match your card or paper!

  • Image: Vintage pictures by Lene Solhaug
  • Pattern Papers: Inkido - 24:12 - Blå, Flinga - Blå
  • Embellishments: Snow crystal brad,
  • Tools: Retro flower punch (large, medium and small)
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Midnight Blue and Pine
This week one lucky winner will receive a gift voucher of £10 from Yellow Moon.

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!!

23 november 2009

In2Stamps "Birthday Collection"

The Birthday Collection from In2Stamps is now available for pre-order. Just have a look at some of these gorgeous stamps. They are drawn by the talented illustrator Luc Vincent. Inspirations cards will be shown on the In2Stamps blog, here are also all the 6 new stamps shown.

Here's just one of the cute new stamps:

22 november 2009

Christmas Blog Candy

Hi everyone, some of you know that I just LOVE the holidays and everything that has to do with Christmas, I shop for Christmas presents all year around and at the moment I'm only missing a few to be all finished. And seeing as the stores are filled with inspiration I would like to host a blog candy with a twist.

The prize(s) will be revealed little by little each week. I have stocked up on some treats for you all and for you foreigners visiting my blog I can tempt you with 3ndy Paper, Magnolia and much more!

So what do you have to do to win:
  • Send me a home made Christmas Card in the mail
  • Spread the word anywhere on your blog (if you have one)
  • Contact me at: idamelby@gmail.com to get my home address.
The winner will be randomly drawn on Dec 24th and announced on the blog. I will ship internationally and if you don't have blog you're still welcome to join!

Feel free to grab this banner to help you spread the word!

This Christmas card challenge candy is sponsored by: 3ndy Papir and Hobby Norge, Steffens.

Sketchy Colours

A creative friend of mine, Lena Katrine has together with 3 other very talented ladies started a new challenge blog called SKETCHY COLORS. (Yes Gina, without the U, hihi) They will each sunday launch a new called based on a sketch or a colour challenge. So add them as you're bookmark 'cause this is going to be so great.

AND, they also have two launch candies, one for anyone who makes a post about their new blog, and one for a random follower, so what are you waiting for?? :)

21 november 2009

Sneak peak In2Stamps

Copied from the In2Stamps blog:

Yeahhh it's week 3 for the (tiny) sneak peeks of our newest release the "Birthday Collection".

And we have some other GREAT NEWS because we can reveal these 6 amazing new stamps NEXT WEEK!!! instead of December 1st. We've got news that the new release is almost ready to ship, so keep following our blog the upcoming week for the big reveal!!!! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS believe us!!

And these are the last 2 sneak peeks:

18 november 2009

Papilio Stamps

News flash for all the Papilio Stamps lovers, today we added a bunch of them to Steffens web shop. So go have a look and see if you find anything you like. We are happy to ship international for all your foreigners wanting to get your hands on these GORGEOUS stamps. (We are the only retailer selling these stamps so don't miss this oppertunity)

Check them out HERE.

17 november 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Week 26

This week we have a colour combo for you at Passion for ProMakrers and we want to see you make something creative with Burnt Umber & Marsh Green. I've made a winter/christmas card for this weeks challenge using one of my DT stamps from In2Stamps (Winter '09 Collection - Building a snowman), check out the In2Stamps blog for more cards made using their lovely first stamp collection.

Click on the picture for a larger view

  • Stamps: In2Stamps - Winter '09 Collection - Building a snowman
  • Pattern Papers: Melissa Frances, Ladybug & Friends - Englesang
  • Embellishments: Metal decorations Kort & Godt, Ribbon - Søstrene Grene, Flowers - Wild Orchids,
  • Tools: MS border punch, Corner punch.
  • Medium: Distress Ink - Vintage photo, ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Tulip Yellow, Lemon, Primrose, Marsh Green, Moss, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienne, Cool Grey 1, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 4, Amber, Pastel Blue.
This week one lucky winner will receive a 5-pack of ProMarkers sponsored by Letraset.

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!!

14 november 2009

Sneak peak In2Stamps

Copied from In2Stamps blog:

YEAH!! It's week 2 for the sneak peeks of our newest release the "Birthday Collection" which will be revealed on December 1st. We just wish it was already December ...

So here they are:-)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

10 november 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Week 25

Tuesday is Passion for ProMarkers day. And if you watched the Weekend Workshop on Friday you have already sneaked a peak at my image for this weeks challenge. This week we have a sketch for you that I made actually. You can use ANY colours as long as you use the sketch. You can flip/turn it if you like, as long as we can recognise it you are good to go!

Here's this weeks sketch:

And here's my card:


  • Stamps: byEvy - nr 13, Norsk Stempelblad - Juletekst loddrett 21B
  • Pattern Papers: 3ndy Papir - Juleønsker
  • Embellishments: Snow crystal punch, Corner punch, Red rose buds from Wild Orchids.
  • Tools: Spellbinders, Blending tool.
  • Medium: Stickles, Distress Vintage photo ProMarkers: Pastel Blue, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Tan, Cocca, Walnut, Crimson,Terracotta, Apricot, Honeycomb, Bright Green and Forrest Green.
This week one lucky winner will receive 6 ProMarkers sponsored by Secret Crafter.

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!!