28 august 2010


The girls at work asked if I had forgotten about my blog lately and I have to admit it has not been a big priority for the last month or so. But I have been crafting on and off between everything else that has been going on. I'm still working on my new craft room. I'm only missing the worktop and for my brother to come around and pull the wires for the lightings. I'm looking for a good daylight lamp, so if you know of any good cheap once, leave me a comment (with Norwegian outlet) I have also attend numerous Volkswagen shows this summer and the last one was last weekend at Gardermoen International Raceway. That is the event that is closest to  my heart as it is only 15 away from my house and being arranged by friends. I had such a great time catching up with other international friends and getting to drive my bug on the drag strip for the very first time. It was such an amazing feeling, and I even took home a HUGE trophy and a money prize for being "Rookie of the Year" on the drag strip. At work things are starting to get back to normal after summer holidays. We have a class plan uploaded and within 24 hours we had about 6 full classes so we have turned our heads to find dates for extra classes, I love that people are so eager to attend my classes as I find it so much fun to teach them. I'm really looking forward to a fully booked fall and winter. 


  • September 22nd - ProMarkers Colouring Class @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • September 27th - Copics Colouring Class @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • October 4th - Layer on layer Card Making Class @ Steffens, Oslo - 1 spot left
  • October 6th - EXTRA CLASS - same as Oct 4th @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • October 21st - ProMarkers Colouring Class @ Drømmehjørnet, Skarnes - Available spots
  • October 25th - ProMarkers Colouring Class @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • October 27th - Copics Colouring Class @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • November 8th - Christmas card with Vintage motive @ Steffens, Oslo  - FULL
  • November 10th - EXTRA CLASS same as Nov 8th @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • November 16th - EXTRA CLASS same as Nov 17th @ Steffens, Oslo - Available spots
  • November 17th - Christmas card with coloured image @ Steffens, Oslo - FULL
 And then a friend that I have meet throug work had her 50th birthday last week and I made her a card, forgot to post it with everything going on, but I have it at work for her ;) I have used of the cute Papilio stamps and coloured it with ProMarkers, papers are from Bo Bunny and the awful photo is from my phone (sorry about that)

And here is a photo of me from last weekend taken by Arild Dyrkorn. (and yes I was wearing pink when I was racing ;) Hehe)

 I have also started colouring the images for this years Christmas cards, but its going slow with the follow up production ;)

And if live in the north of Norway, SCRAPPENING 2010 is taking place in MOSJØEN 23rd and 24th of October. I really want to go, crossing my fingers for this not to be a work weekend.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend! :)

16 august 2010

{Friday Sketchers} - Card for Lloyd

Tomorrow I'm off to Lloyds b-day party, he is turning 4 years old and is one of my fave kids! But it had been ages since I made either a kids card or anything for boys, so it took some time to figure out what to make, but with the great sketch at FRIDAY SKETCHERS I soon figured out what to do. PapilioStamps meet up with my Tim Holtz stash and wolla:


The image is coloured with ProMarkers (Ivory, Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink, Satin, Pastel Beige, Kakhi, Oatmeal, Apricot, Honeycomb, Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Cool Grey 1, Warm Grey 2 and 4)
Thanks for looking and I hope you all will have a fab week. This weekend is the annual Volkswagen show at Gardermoen International Racceway so I'll be meeting up with friends from around the world. Cannot wait to see everyone and to test my car on the drag strip!! (If I dare...!!!)

13 august 2010

Sketchy Colors #33

Since I'm in the processes of getting my new craft room into shape I'm lucky enough to work at a craft shop, so today I played around and made a card using this weeks sketch at SKETCHY COLORS.The card is on display at STEFFENS in Kongens gate 15, Oslo if you want to have a look. 
The stamp is from PAILIOSTAMPS, papers from Basic Grey (Olivia), flower from Prima, bird from a Tim Holtz dies, text from Minnehjørnet and some stickles from Ranger.

Sorry for the bad photo :/

I have also been busy colouring samples for my FALL classes that I will be teaching at STEFFENS, so if you want to learn more about colouring either with PROMARKERS or COPICS drop me an e-mail (idamelby@gmail.com) and I will contact you once the dates for the different classes are finalized.
 Thanks for looking and for your kind comments!

06 august 2010


Its time to pick the winner of the JULY CANDY sponsored by Joanna Sheen. I pick the winners using random.org and this time the £10 gift voucher goes to:


Congratulations, please e-mail me with your home address so I can get the voucher sent to your mail box!

 Hope you all are having a great weekend. I'm in the progress of refurbishing a new craft room, so there wont be much action around the blog for the next week. But keep watching for photos! :)