29 september 2009

Inkido WCMD Candy

Inkido is celebrating World Card Making Day with a candy, they are also have a competition on Saturday, so go check out their blog by click on the image below.

Passion for ProMarkers Week 19

Welcome to this weeks Passion for ProMarkers challenge.

This weeks we have a colour combo for you: Cool Aqua & Apricot. And I just LOVE this combo, will def. use these two colours together again that's for sure!! :) But that not all, you have to make your own flowers, so I use my loyal Retro Flower Punch :)




  • Stamps: Manga Girl sitting, Text stamp from Penny Black, personal stamp.
  • Pattern Papers: Don't remember
  • Embellishments: Orange flower brads from MM.
  • Tools: Retro flower punch, Scalloped Edge Frame (Spellbinders)
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Cool Grey 1, Ivory, Cool Aqua. Apricot, Sandstone, Cinnamon and Cocca

This week Craft Obsessions is sponsoring one lucky winner with this MS punch and they are also offering the new colours of PM's for £1.50 each for a limited time only!

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!!

28 september 2009

Sharon's 50th B-day Candy

Sharon is celebrating her 50th birthday in two weeks with a gorgeous candy!

Visit Sharon to find out more

Cupcake Craft Challenge 59

The last week flew by like crazy. I had a great first week at Steffens and have started to worry about my x-mas cards as people have been buying x-mas stash all week. Hehe. But I had some new pink papers so the x-mas cards will have to wait a bit longer.

This week the design team were so lucky to be sponsored by Bee Crafty so I choice this super cute little bear. And one lucky winner will get to pick three single images or 1 set as their prize. Good luck!!

  • Stamps: Bee Crafty - Get Well Soon Bear
  • Pattern Papers: Nille.
  • Embellishments: Pink ribbon from Kremmerhuset, Half Pearls, pink mulberry flowers from Panduro and Steffens,
  • Tools: MS border punch and Spellbinders Nestie
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Tan, Caramel, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 1.
Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!

27 september 2009


September is a hectic birthday month in my friend and family circle. This card is made for my good friend Monica.

I'm submitting this card to the Kortgleder's home alone party. I have used Lena Katrines sketch from this weeks Sukkersøtt challenge (but I remember after posting the card that I cannot combine sukkersøtt, so I'm just submitting it to Kortgleder)

The inside greeting stamp can be bought at Kortgleder.

  • Stamps: Forever Friends - , NorthStar - Gratulasjons plate, Kort & Godt - Fødselsdag and my personal stamp
  • Pattern Papers: October Afternoon -Ducks in a Row: The little piggy.
  • Embellishments: silver wire
  • Tools: CB, Spellbinders Nestie.
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Warm Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Thanks for looking and check back tomorrow to see my card for the CCC challenge! :)

26 september 2009


Some of our costumers have requested a ProMarkers CLASS and their wish is our command, so I will be holding two classes in October, the first on the 14th and the second on the 21st.

So if you want a chair, hurry up and sign up by e-mail: steffens@hobby-norge.no or calling the shop during opening hours: 22 42 78 03
(Opening hrs are Mon-Fri 10-17, Thurs 10-18 and Sat 10-15)

25 september 2009

ProMarkers Demo @ Steffens

Stop by the shop tomorrow, I will be doing a demo with the new colours we got yesterday. Siv & I almost jumped the delivery guy, hehe. And unpacked in a speed that could be compared to the speed of light :p

  • WHAT: ProMarkers DEMO, with the all 56 new colours

  • WHEN: Saturday Sepetmber 26th at 11:00am

  • WHERE: Steffens (Hobby-Norge), Kongens gt 15, Oslo

Hope to see you there!! :)

24 september 2009


Good morning everyone, are you excited about who the winners are??

Since I was up a bit early I thought I would pick the winners early! :)

I want to give a big thank you for all the nice comments about my blog and my work.

Without further due here are the winners:
Candy No. 1 - Dunja (no. 128)
Candy No. 3 .- Tonje

Congratulations!!! :)

If you can e-mail me (idamelby@gmail.com) your addy I will get the candy sent your way!

Have a great day everyone!! I'm off to my second day at Steffens!! :)

23 september 2009

First day

Yeahii, my first day at my new job at Steffens in Oslo went pretty well, I had a few mistakes on the cash reg, wanted to sell someone 1200 Bazzill sheets instead of 12.. WOOOPS! But I had a pretty good day. Joachim was very nice and came to pick me up!! (Thank you very much!!)

And I got to see the new Webster X-mas papers, they are just SO gorgeous. Almost to pretty to use. Will be adding them to the web shop tomorrow so you can order them online and have them delivered by your mail man! :) If you still have not gotten your hands on some of the new ProMarkers pens, you can get them in the web shop ;) (and the old ones of course)

I will be closing the blog candy at midnight so hurry if you still haven't joined in!!

Papir i hjertet Rekord

Papir i Hjertet satte salgs rekord på messa i helga, og jeg bidro med noen kroner i charms der ja ;) I den anledning deler de ut en candy i bloggen. Gavekort på kr 300,-.

Trekkes torsdag 1. okt

22 september 2009

ProMarkers Storage

Check out Camilla's blog to see her genius storage idea for her ProMarkers!! :D

Beautiful moments

Passion for ProMarkers Week 18

Welcome to this weeks Passion for ProMarkers, this weeks challenge was set by our Guest Designer Sarah B and she has chosen EMERALD & MARINE - ANYTHING BUT A CARD for us to play with. This is the last week Sarah B and Caroline will be with us and I want to give them a BIG THANK YOU for joining us!!!

I made box from a empty Q-tips box. I got the inspiration for it in a Norwegian Card/Scrap magazine called Ett Trykk.

  • * Stamps: High Hopes Stamp (Thank you Gina for this gorgeous stamp!!)
  • * Pattern Papers:
  • * Embellishments:
  • * Tools: Corner punch
  • * Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Lemon, Yellow, Canary, Marine, Emerald, Ivory, Rose Pink, Apricot, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocca and Cool Grey 1

This weeks sponsor is again YELLOW MOON, they are offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher!!

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what you make this week!! :)

21 september 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 58

Its Monday and as this post air's I'm sleeping in after the crafty fair this weekend! Cupcake Craft Challenge this weeks is a technique - DISTRESSING. And after coming home from the fair I was so full of inspiration, yet I ended up making a card with some left over Christmas papers from Cosmo Cricket. You can buy these paper at Steffens.

I have distressed all the edges, the old paper and sprayed it all with gold glimmer mist (okay I went crazy with the glimmer mist, hehe)

  • * Stamps: Panduo - God Jul
  • * Pattern Papers: Cosmo Cricket
  • * Embellishments: Tag, Ribbon from stash,
  • * Tools: MS border punch
  • * Medium: Gold embossing powder. Tom Holtz Distress ink - Vintage photo. Gold Glimmer Mist spray.

Thanks for looking and to all of you joining us!! :)

20 september 2009

What a day.. 2

Today was not as crazy as yesterday but I had just as much fun! And I think my new boss Siv will have her hands full with me and Sabine. Sabine is so much fun and I love that I will be working with her!! Thanks to everyone who visited us at the stand! :)

I hurried and took some some photo's before the place got crowded and here you see Steffnes stand:

And here you see the two "stalker" friends cracking each other up, screppa & Little:

I told you yesterday that my ProMarkers colouring class was fully booked on November 11th at Den Blå Høne, so Mona and I have decided to set up another class the next day, November 12th. Contact Mona Linnes (post@denblahone.no) if you want to sign up for the class!

Check back tomorrow to see my design team card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge!!

19 september 2009

What a day..

WOW what a day. It was my first day working with the girls at STEFFENS, and I had such a great time. They are the cutest and funniest :) I was really nervous about the ProMarkers demo, but as soon as people started to come around, I forgot at about it all. There was a lot of talking and all the hints and tips I could remember was shared. And when I got home, Mona from DEN BLÅ HØNE, e-mailed me to say my ProMarkers class was now fully booked. So you can guess am pretty content at the moment!

AND I got to finnaly meet my "stalkers", Torill and Lena Katrine, who'm I admire so such, they are both a great inspiration to me! Also it was so nice to meet Gro, the winner of the first Passion for ProMarkers challenge. I keep stalking her to ;) Hehe.

Off course who can go to a fair without doing any shopping, so tonight I'm gonna play with my new stash and watch the Norwegian version of Dancing with the stars and charge my colouring batteries for tomorrow!

Have a wonderful Saturday and maybe I'll see some of you tomorrow.

18 september 2009


Without further due the winner of my blog hop candy is:

SHELL from shell's crafty heaven

If you can please e-mail me (idamelby@gmail.com) your addy I'll get the card and marker your way! :)

And a BIG thank you to everyone who played along!! :)

16 september 2009

New Job!!

Yeahiii I got a new job. I was SOOOO happy when Siv called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to start working at the shop she runs. I accepted before I even knew what the pay was. So you could say I was pretty excited!! I start next wednesday and cannot wait!! Its at Steffens in Oslo, a craft store with roots from the 1800's.

When I was at the interview Siv asked me if I could do a ProMarker demo at their stand for the fair coming up this weekend and she gave me two Rachelle Ann Miller stamps to make som example cards with, so this is another one of the cards I will be bringing to the fair!

  • Stamps: Rachelle Ann Miller, Autum Leaves - Swirls
  • Pattern Papers: Prima
  • Embellishments: Pink blings from Basic Grey, Butterfly from Karen Klip, flowers from Nille and Prima, metal charm and ribbon from stash. Rub-on from Melissa Frances
  • Tools: Martha Stewart Doily lace punch,
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Primrose, Lemon, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower, Grass, Forrest Green, Rose Pink and Cool Grey 1.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you all at the Stempel Scrap fair! :)

15 september 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Week 17

Tuesday means another PASSION FOR PROMARKERS challenge. For this weeks challenge we want to see you use POLKA DOTS, you can use any colours you want! So there is no excuse not to join in, but remember you need to use at least ONE ProMarker to qualify for the prize draw!

I made this weeks DT card a head of time when I was spending the weekend up in the mountains and I must admit I was a little bit inspired by my Aunt, who LOVES green, when making this card :)

  • Stamps: Mandag Girl, NorthStar Stamp - Gratulerer
  • Pattern Papers: Basic Grey - Lemonade
  • Embellishments: Flowers from Nille and Prima, Leafs from Kremmerhuset, Bling from Prima,
  • Tools: Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Cool Grey 1, Lemon, Yellow, Canary, Rose Pink, Ivory, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocca and Apple
We have two very talented Guest Designer with us this week to, please go check out their wonderful creations on the PfP blog!

This weeks sponsors is again LETRASET who have donated yet another 4-pack of ProMarkers. *Please note that the colours may vary from the photo.

AND if you want a chance at winning all 56 new markers, we are having a blog hop that lasts until Thursday where the grand prize is a set of all the new markers being relased this week. In additon each DT member are having a mini-candy on their personal blogs.


Thanks for looking everyone and have a great week!! :)

14 september 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge 57

Its Monday and time for another Cupcake Craft Challenge, this week's challenge is: PEARLS & SWIRLS. I have fallen in love with the half pearls after visiting Nina's blog. And swirls is another fave of mine, so this challenge was all fun! :)

  • Stamps: Gorjuss girl
  • Pattern Papers: Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Flowers from Nille and Prima, Butterflies from Karen Klip, ribbon from Kremmerhuset, swirls from QK, half pearls form Kort & Godt Hobby, rub-on from Melissa Frances
  • Tools: Spellbinder
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Apple, Primrose, Cinnamon, Cocca, Henna and Cool Grey 1. Distress Ink - Old Photo.

This weeks sponsor is My Creative Classroom and they are offering one winner the opportunity to receive a scholarship worth $25 towards a class of their choice.

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge! :)

I also want to congratulate LIV & FOLKE with their first born, Liv gave birth to a healty baby boy yesterday and I cannot wait to see him. I will be showing a gift I'm making later in the week!

13 september 2009

Passion for ProMarkers BLOG HOP

Hi everyone and welcome to the Passion for ProMarkers BLOG HOP. If you have come from HELEN'S blog then you in the right place! If you didn't, please go back to the Passion for ProMarkers blog and start your hop there.

We are celebrating the launch of 56 gorgeous new ProMarkers and we have a full set of ALL the new markers up for grabs!!! The set is sponsored by Letraset, and in addition you can win one new marker and the DT's card on each of our personal blog's!

To win this you have to complete the hop (starting at the PfP blog), visiting all 11 of the design team blogs and collect a word from each of them, enter this at the last stop! Remember to leave a comment on each stop you make! :)

My word is - FIRST

Seeing as I live in "slow motion postal service" Norway I did not get the new markers in time for the hop, so I have made a card with some of the old markers just to be able to take part in the hop!!!

  • Stamps: Rachelle Ann Miller, Ladybug & Friends - Gratulerer.
  • Pattern Papers: Prima.
  • Embellishments: Ribbon from stash, flowers from Prima, red bra from MM.
  • Tools: Spellbinders, Retro flower punch, Martha Stewart border punch,
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Apple, Poppy, Cool Grey 1 and Lemon

    And this is the card I made with my NEW MARKERS!! Yeahii they arrived on Monday and I just LOVE them, you are all in for a treat!! I made another card that I'm bringing to my demo at Steffens stand this weekend

  • Stamps: Rachelle Ann Miller.
  • Pattern Papers: Prima, DCWV
  • Embellishments: Ribbon from stash, flowers from Prima and Panduro, Rud-on from Melissa Frances, Machine stitches, Old lace from my grandmother.
  • Tools: Spellbinders
  • Medium: ProMarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Primrose, Lemon, Tulip Yellow, Sunflower, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocca, Henna, Oatmeal, Apricot, Honey, Ginger, Leaf Green and Cool Grey 1
A big thanks to Siv @ Steffens for sponsoring me with these gorgeous Rachelle Ann Miller stamps! :)

Thanks for joining our blog hop and good luck!

Your next stop is - MARIA

***all winners will be draw by random***

Check out my blog candy for the chance to win some more ProMarkers! ;)

12 september 2009

Blog Hop News Flash

Cancel all your plans for tomorrow, Passion for ProMarkers are having a blog hop and you do NOT want to miss it! The prizes are to die for and I'm not kidding!! :)

The design team have gotten the new markers ahead of release to play with! (well except me cause the postal service in Norway SUCKS big time, but I will hopefully get them on Monday) I will be participating with some "older" colours, cause it to great to miss!!

Here's a teaser photo of the prize

Have a GREAT weekend and see you all tomorrow! :)

11 september 2009

Place Cards

A friend asked me if I could make some invitations and place cards for her sons baptism and after looking through my blog she fell in love with the Whipper Snapper turtle and frog stamp. BUT I forgot to take a picture of the invitations so you'll have to do with the place cards.
The papers are from Cosmo Cricket and the base is Bazzill, ribbon is from Kremmerhuset and flowers are from Nille and Prima. I printed the names on the computer using the font "English".

(click on the image for a larger view)

Thanks for looking!

Check back SUNDAY for some ProMakres action! ;)