27 april 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 38 - 5 different embellishments

Here's my card for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge. The challenge is to use 5 different embellishments on your card. And boy that was hard, I struggled with this one and didn't finish it until late last night. The different embellishments I have used are, flowers, metal charm, ribbion, thickers, tiny alpha, scrappers floss, brads and eyelets. So that makes 8!

Here's how my card turned out:

Make sure you check out the other DT's creations! :)

Also, Fiona is celebrating her boy's 7th birthday and she is doing so by generously giving a set of the Gorjuss Girls (set 2), papers, stamps ++ and stamped images. I'm crossing my fingers since there are some Anya and Sugar Nellie images and I don't have any of thoose!! Also make sure to surf threw her blog, she joined us at CCC this week with a GORGEOUS card!! :)

And make sure you visit ScrapMagasinet DT Blog for the chance to win a personal stamp and a gorgeous little girl stamp!!

22 april 2009


Laura and Kazan has given me permission to show you the cards I made for the DT Call at 2 Sketches 4 You. I love their blog and their sketches are my fave. And they always leave such heart warming comments!

This is a small gift bag that I made for my friend Beate, she has just started making cards so I wanted to give her some stamped images, so I filled the bag up with that as she was VERY happy to receive it. I'm so in love with the colors on this bag (as you might have noticed) they are just so warming!!

For the other sketch I made a 15x15 card for a friend that makes me smile. I haven't given it away yet, so one of you watching this might just be the one to get it! ;)

So I'm crossing my fingers, legs and anything that can be crossed that I make the DT. It would be such a joy and adventures. I love the 2S4Y challenges and all the DT girls are so creative and inspiring!! Wish me LUCK!! :)


Today is Scooooooobie's (Hilde) birthday, blog hop to her wonderful blog and wish her a happy b-day! :)


And thanks for all your comments on my blog! :)

21 april 2009

My little helper

Today I was lucky to get a visit from my friend Beate and her adorable son Lloyd. He is one of my favorite boys because he is always so happy and gives me the cutes smile!! :) He fell in love with my Cuttlebug machine and I wanted to show you just how adorable he is! :)

I think I have to get him a Cuttlebug Kids!! :)

20 april 2009

Just Magnolia Week 1 - Sketch

Just a quick post before I'm off to bed. I made another card tonight, this one is for the Just Magnolia challenge. The There are so many birthdays coming up in may so it's nice to stock up on cards and not have to worry about that like I usually do five min. before I have to go to a party :p My take is all pink and my first attempt to make a card with Bazzils craft color paper.
I also used DP from MME Grow & Bloom, flowers are from Prima and Nille, blings from Prima, circle is embossed with Cuttlebug, glitterglue, Congratulations stamp, Butterfly metal charm, Scrappers floss, green stalk from the mulberry flowers and my sewing machine.

Here's my take on the sketch:
(click the picture for a larger view)

If you want another sketch challenge, make sure to stop by the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog as we have a sketch for you this week!! :)

Thanks for looking and have a good night.

Simon Says - Recycling Challenge

Over at the Simon Says blog there is a challenge to use something recycled. I have been saving some tin boxes from candy and thought this would be a great opportunity to decorate one of them. Since I don't know how is getting the box I have only written "to" (til in norwegian) on the top. This is my first time joining the challenge at SS.

So any suggestions to what I can fill it with???

Here's how it turned out:

Thanks for the thought about my grandmother, I appreciate them so much!
And paper crafting is helping so I'll try to keep it up to keep my mood up to!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 36 - Sketch

It's Monday again and that means Cupcake time!!! This weeks challenge is a wonderful sketch. I had some new MME papers that I wanted to try out and with having a bad week some bright and colorful papers helped me cheer up! :) To make this card I have used Bazzil and MME papers, ribbon, metal charm, rub-ons, scrappers floss and a cute girl from the Magnolia that I've colored with ProMarkers. The flower & leaves on the top are part of the MME paper set Bloom & Grow, also the label on the inside. Hope you like my card :)


And of you think the photo's of my cards look good, its all thanks to Joachim! I challenged him to take a flower photo instead of just car photo's and if you check out his blog you can see how it turned out! Pretty awesome if you ask me! :)

Also make sure to check out Bev's creative blog, she is offering some gorgeous candy. The great thing about Bev is that there's almost a new card everyday, so if you are in need of some inspiration don't miss out on her blog.

Thanks for looking and for the comments that you leave me! :) Have a great week!!

19 april 2009

18 april 2009

My week(end) update

Sorry for not posting anything in some days now. I have been to tired and sad to get anything done. My grandmother is still in the hospital and it does not look very good for her to survive, so my motivation had been really bad. But today I have decided to get crafting again and try to make some cards. A nice thing is that she has kept my Get Well card at the hospital with her by the bed, all the other things she has received she has sent home!

On a another note I have received an Award that I would like to share with you. Thank you Angie for giving it to me, it made a day a lot happier!! :)

The rules for the award:
  • The winner may put the logo onto their blog.
  • Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
  • Nominate 10 blogs.
  • Put links to their blogs.
  • Leave a message for the nominees.
So I want to give this award to the following people, in random order:

  1. Livi & Sille - Thanks for inspiring me with the coloring for my images, and for being such nice and helpful people!!
  2. Ewonne - Thanks for making gorgeous cards that I can dream of making my self :p I love your style!!
  3. Kristine - Thanks for great tutorials and beautiful cards! A great inspiration, and again a she has style to her that I can only dream about.
  4. Hege - Thanks for providing me with the inspiration to get scrapping, if you could come to my house and give me kick in the but I would get started for real to :) Wonderful and delicious is what I think about Hege's LO's!!
  5. Jannhild - Thanks for inspiring me, your cards are the cutes!! :)
  6. Lena Katrine - Thanks for inspiring me with your wonderful cards and altered projects!!
  7. Tammy - Thanks for inspiring me with your delicious cards! Your use of color and elements are great!!
  8. Erin - Thanks for inspiring me with your gorgeous cards!! I love them !!
  9. Dennis - Thanks for inspiring me with your great cards they rock!
  10. Liza - Thanks for inspiring me with your awesome cards, your use of colors is great!!

Thanks to all of you who are leaving me comments! I love them! Now I'm off to make my DT project for Mondays challenge at the Cupcake Craft Challenge! Remember to join us in this weeks challenge that is to use one layer on your card (other then your base and image)

Wish you all a GREAT weekend! :)

14 april 2009

Sweet Sugah' Candy Time!

Here are some candies to check out:

Lora has reached 1000 visitors and is celebrating, not only the hits but also her B-DAY!!
Visit her blog to participate. Happy B-Day Lora :)


Denise is giving away three giveaways in celebration of her bloganniversary! Make sure to check out her gorgeous LO's!!


Charmed Stamp is celebrating their new stamp range with some yummy candy. Visit their blog HERE!


Jodi is celebrating 20k visitors, boy that's a lot!! Congrats. She is giving away yummy stuff, the colors on the flowers in the RAK are just so sweet. Surf threw her blog and find tutorials and GORGEOUS cards!!


Carol is having a Bonanza Birthday Blog Candy, so get on over to her blog and wish her a happy birthday!! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL! :)


Kath is celebrating 100k visitors, that's sooo out of my leage. But make sure to visit her, some gorgeous stuff to be found there!! :)


Jennie at The Artistic Stamper is celebrating a very good month with some wonderful bird stamps, they are just adorable. Check out her other stamps!!


Joanie is having a candy, she has an extra candy for getting 100 follower.


Sarah-Jane is celebrating 5k visitors with some lovely and colorful candy! Visit her HERE!


Matching money card

I made a matching money card for the confirmation card I made yesterday. Used the same supplies as in the previous post. Thanks for looking! :)

Now I'm off to make some wafles for my grandfather! :)

13 april 2009

2S4Y - Kazan's Sketch 24

Very soon confirmations start here in Norway so I have to make some cards for that, but my mojo haven't been all that great lately, but today I finally managed to make a card! I used Kazan's sketch. On the card I have used the Maribell stamp from Stempelglede (thanks for Livi & Sille for the print, think I'll have to ask them for more of this gorgeous girl), Bazzill and DCWV papers, the sentiment (don't remember where it's from)is hanging down with scrappersfloss, Retro flower punch, Mulberry flower, Pin from Plantasjen, Martha Stewart border punch and "rips"ribbion.

And make sure you stop by 2 sketches 4 you as they have a DT Call for the summer turn now, I'm sure going to submit an application! Cause 2S4Y is one of my fave's!!!!!!

Også til alle dere norske, hvis dere har en kort/scrappe blogg så må du huske å registrere deg på Norsk Scraptoppe 100. Klikk på banneren eller linken for å registrere deg!

Sign of spring..

.. finally a sign of spring! :) Today its raining so I hope most of the remaining snow will melt away and that spring can bloom! I have made a new brush for my photo's to. This time with the correct blog address this time. I just noticed the other day that it was the wrong address. Oops. But now its new and refurbished with the correct URL! :)

And if you want some lovely candy after the holidays, Heidi has made an amazing easter special with some great flowers and a wonderful stamp in it. :) Make sure you surf threw her blog while you visiting!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge 35 - 1 Layer

Good morning everyone (Yes its almost noon and I just got up, but its the last day of easter break so I had to sleep in, hihi) Since its Monday again that means a new card for me to show you. This weeks challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge was to make a card with only one layer other then your card stock and image. And it was a hard one, I surfed the web, tutorilas and everything before I decided to try out the beautiful Build-a-Frame stamp set that Joachim got me some weeks ago and I masked and stamped and colored a whole day I think. Since I don't aim to well, there were alot of way off resultats until I was pretty OK happy with the result! :) The angel on the card is a hänglar cuteii! I have colored the image with ProMarkers.

Here's the card:

I also made a frame and colored it for the inside!

Thanks for visint me and leaving me comments! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break! I will try to make some cards today as there are a few challenges I would like to have a go at. So make sure to stop by later tonight for more updates! :)

09 april 2009

Happy Birthday & Happy Easter!

Today is my Mum's b-day and she is turning 50ish ;) Hipp Hurra!

Also I want to wish all of you stopping by and leaving me comments a HAPPY EASTER! :)

Tomorrow Livi & Sille are coming over and we are going to stamp our hearts out swaping. I know already now that my hands are going to black with ink when the evning comes :) But first I am going to enjoy a lovely barbeque and some cakes to celebrate my Mum! :) Have a great weekend!

06 april 2009

Sukkersøtt #35

This week's (and next) challenge over at the Norwegian Sukkersøtt blog is a sketch made by the talented and creative Kristine. I had colored the image and had som scraps I thought I would get rid of so I made a card with them! :) I'm getting better and better at using scraps, good thing cause I have tons of them :p (who doesn't??) For the card I have used bazzil CS, embossed the orange paper with Cuttlebug (Thanks Joanne for getting me this wonderful machine!!), the stamp I have made with QK stamp, flowers are from Prima and the brown small pines at the bottom corner are from my aunt, old buttom from my grandmother, a folder top QK die, and MS doily lace punch, the image is colored with ProMarkers. Again I have to thank Liv Irene & Silje so much for the prints, its like having tons of new stamps to use, I LOVE IT!! :) Here's my card, leave me comment if you like it! :)

Sorry for the bad pictures today, Joachim is outside in the garage test fitting his new summer rims for the Golf, hehe. So my cards and I come second today. But I cant get my pictures taken for me everyday right.. ;p

Friday Sketchers - 46

With the prints I got yesterday I made another card. I wanted this to be for a kid so I couldn't flower it up to much! I used a sketch over at Friday Sketchers. Not too happy about the result but.. Once I get some dinner I'll maybe be in my mojo again! :) I have been coloring images today and washing some laundry as it is Monday again. Its not easter holiday until Wednesday so have to keep on with the choir's until then. But I have been sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine for a while today. Even though I have the worst cough I couldn't resist ;) Joachim brought me home some medisin so I'll get better soon! Anyways here's my card:

I also submitted this to A Spoon Full Of Sugar, where the challenge is to create a card with the persons age on it. And on my card I have the age 4 years! (only in norwegian that is) :)

Make sure you visit Joachim's new photoblog. It's the grand opening today!! :)

Joachim's New Photoblog

Every night now for about a week Joachim has been all over the computer trying to figure CSS codes out so that he can make a blog the way he wants it to be. For me that has been great as I can craft as much as I want ;) Since he is the one that takes all the great shoots of my cards I thought you might want to have a look. Feel free to leave him comments on his photo's. He is as me a sucker for comments ;) Click on the ladybug photo or the link underneath.

DT - Cupcake Craft Challenge 34 - Folds

FINNALY I can show you my card for this weeks challenge at CCC. The challenge is to make something with more then two folds, and it was a hard one considering I usually make 15x15cm cards. Hehe. But I'm pretty happy with my fun folding card, I found a tutorial at youtube and for this card I have used a My Mind Eye's DP, ribbion from Søstrene Grene, stamp from Kort & Godt, Thickers from American Crafts, Bazzil CS, some old flowers my Aunt gave me, and 5 folds!

This is how my card turned out:

Front side,

And the backside

So come play with ut at CCC and get your folding skills going! :)

Also make sure to check out the other DT members projects, I especially liked Tammy's solution to the challenge.

And don't forget to check out Claire's candy, she is celebrating a bunch of hits, DT spot and her upcoming birthday at the end of the month! There's some real yummy stuff you could win! :)

Vicki's candy

Make sure to stop by Vicki's blog as she is celebrating getting 30 000 hits on her fab blog! :)

Cupcake Craft Challenge 33 - Sketch

I had to join in on the last CCC challenge before my DT term starts. So in the last minute I made this card. I just had to use one of the prints that Liv Irene & Silje gave me tonight. It was a envelop full of wonderful prints of stamps they know I don't have. Thank you both so much!! I'm very proud to say I got them hooked on making cards ;) Make sure you visit their blog to see their adorable cards!!

Over to the card, I used bazzil CS and Basic Grey DP, some Prima flowers, ribbion from Søstrene Grene, Border punch from Martha Stewart (I want more, they are just great) and a Whipper Snapper image if I'm not mistaken!?! (not 100% sure) and a Made with love metal charm.

Make sure to visit me tomorrow as I will post my DT project for the CCC challenge for next week. I'm soooo suuuper excited to see if anyone likes it :)

05 april 2009

Loads of FUN over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Over at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog there is a lot of fun going on! You can win prices and also see their first challenge. Its a all new challenge blog. I found via another Norwegian blog girl, Line who is a DT member! :)

Join the fun, cause its only tonight!!:)

04 april 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 54

Today my Aunt Grete was here for a visit and we tested out some easter boxes. They didn't turn out so good so there wont be any pictures of that. But with the scraps from the box project I made a card that was perfect for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, citrus colors. Hot Pink, Lime, Lemon and Orange, and all my scraps had that. I made the front window with a transparent sheet and a piece of design paper in the back. Added some Prima flowers and American Craft thickers and wolla a card from scraps :) The inside of the card says Happy Easter in Norwegian. I'm going to give this card to my grandmother as she is in the hospital and not very well. Anyways, here's the card. Let me know what you think and have a great weekend! :)

Make sure you stop by the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog on Monday as my first DT challenge project (dont ant to spoil anything so I'm saying project) will be announced. Its a fun challenge, and for me it was a hard one but I'm very happy with how my project turned out :) So mark your surf plan on Monday with a visit to CCC ;)

Have a good night!


WOW, what a turn out to my candy. From the day I posted about it and becoming a DT member I have had over 1000 visitors. Its amazing. Some of you have made my day a little better by taking the time to comment on my other cards and photo's to. So thank you all for visiting me!

There were a lot of people wanting the second ticket in the draw by becoming a member. When I posted the candy I had 19 super lovely ladies as "stalkers" and now I have 124. I just have to say WOW again. Hehe. I have added the 124 followers with the 171 comments to find the winners! (I have deleted some comments as some people really dont know how to read the candy rules, hehe, but that just means bigger chance for the once that read and play by the rules!!!) So out of 295 tickets the winners are.......................................................................

1st price winner is: # 6 - MARIT

2nd price winner is: # 225 - JONA

3rd price winner is: # 62 - MILLAMY


Please e-mail me you address. (idamelby@gmail.com) I will get your candy sent out tomorrow and maybe it will make it for the easter break!! :) If someone doesn't collect their price by Sunday I will randomly choose another winner.


My next candy will be when I reach 7500 visitors. So keep on coming by ;)

Have a GREAT day! :)

02 april 2009

Cuttlebug Tips

I found a youtube video showing a funny way to ink and emboss with the cuttlebug embossing folder. Have a look. And if any of you know what the folder she is using in the video is, PLEASE leave me a comment, cause I want it :D


I'm off to bed, hopefully there will be just as much sunshine tomorrow as it was today. :) Night.


I took out my slug bug today and Joachim was taking some pictures of it, when I decided I wanted to be in a photo too :) Its a wonderful feeling to take the car out into the sunshine and blow the dust away! Visit Joachim's photoblog for more photo's by him! When I have great shots of my cards, he is the one taking them :p

01 april 2009

Pink Invitations

The London trip picture keep hauling it out as I'm on very low saving capacity on the computer I'm using (since my lap top is broken) so the pics will have to wait, but some cards I can show :)

I made some simple invitations for Joachim's sister Camilla, its for her little girls name party. So off course it had to be pink :) I wanted to make them clean and simple since there about 20 of them to be made. Let me know if you like them or not :)

I have submitted my first DT material for CCC and it will be up on the 6th of April over at the Cupcake Craft Challenge Blog. So make sure to pay attention next Monday for a great challenge!