søndag 31. juli 2011

Another Christmas card-"Home for holidays"..!:)

Hi everyone!
I'm back with another card, with one of the newest Sweet Pea image♥!
This time I've made my fsecond Christmas card♥!  it's a T"Joy gold Card" againg, and I've used some paper from last years collection, from MaYa Design!
This beautiful image is from Sweet Pea Stamp, and is called "Home for the Holidays" (by Katerina Koukiotis)...and I LOVE all of her arts!!
You can find her HERE, sheet #3, Plate #159.
 I've coloured this little sweet girl with Copic's (it's my favorite medium at the time!;D)
Around all the edges I've been using Martha S. "Cherish" punch! And some different kind of snowflake punches.

Size: 15 x 15 cm
Folding: Joy Fold Card
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso

Stamps: Sweet Pea Stamp-"Home for the holidays",  Stempelglede-Sentiments inside
Papers: Maja Design - Bazzill - white & red  Letraset - Cartridge Hevyweight Paper 270g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Scalloped Circles. M.S-Cherish all around edges punch. M.S .-Snowflake punch
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers and pearls.
Colouring:   Skin: E21,E11,,E000 and E0000
         Hair: E57,  E49,E47,, E41
                    Dress:R89, R35,  R29, R27,  R21
            Green: BG99, BG96, BG93
            Big  Tree:  E79,E57, E49, E47,E42
                Lamp: W9, W7,W5, W3, W1 
PollyCraft: Christmas
Christmas Inspirations: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge – O is for Older image
Catch the bug for July: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Creative Friday 47: Christmas in July

Have a wonderful day today and thank you for coming by my blog!
Hugs, Ellen

mandag 25. juli 2011

Friendship card!

Hi everyone!! 
Glad you stopped by today.  This time I've made a Criss Cross card, with the lovely "Summer"paper from Maja Design, and the little sweet girl from Mo Manning!) The sentiments in the front is also from M.M:)
I've punched around the edges with M.S.- Butterfly punch.
The image has been coloured with Prisma Premier Pencil.

Lot of space to wright a personal greating on the tag!

"Friendship recipe"-stamp!:)
Even if only see her back..I think she's soo sweet!:)
Flowers from-WOC, and the swirl is from a Magnolia die. The small butterflies is from the edge punch.

Thanks again for stopping by, it was so good to see you!!
Take good care!

Hugs, Ellen

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Fairytale challenge - Summer
Fuss and Fancy - Summer
Craft your days away - Summer time
ECP challenges - Summer
Stamptacular - A pocket card
Tip Top - shaped cards
Crafts4Eternity - shaped cards
Karen's Doodles - shaped cards
totally gorjuss -punch or die

lørdag 23. juli 2011

My first Christmas card..this year!

 Hi all of you crafting people!
Today it is a very terribly sad and incomprehensible day in our beautiful and beloved country, Norway ♥.
Life has, once again, proved to be very unpredictable and unfair!
 My thoughts go to all those people who are touched  by this great tragedy, and I encourage you all to light a candle together with the whole world, and remind all the victims ♥!.
 Today I've a Christmas card to share with you..my first one this year!
I’ll try to add more and more Christmas cards to my collection, so I,for the first time ever, maybe will be ready BEFORE the holidays.  That will makes me feel so relieved because having my holiday cards ready will free me up to use those precious weeks before Christmas for other activities., or just use the time to be with everyone I love.!
Anyway..this beautiful image is from Sweet Pea Stamps-from our new artist Anna Marina's Art collection, and she's called "Franceska",
and you can find her HERE on sheet 2, Plate 160!:)
I've coloured the image with Copic's.
And..again I made it a Joy Fold card, and all of the DP are from residual paper..and I'm feeling soo good when I use these!:)

Flowers from WOC, and snowcrystals made with M.S punches!

The beauty herself!
 I really love this images from Anna Marina, and her original artwork is absolutely GORGEOUS and you can see it HERE at the Sweet Pea Stamps Store along with the other 3 images, or as a single one! 
I’m so happy to be able to add these to my collection – all ready for the holidays!:)
. Thank you for stopping by today, and all your very sweet comments!:)
Wish you a beautiful day..and Take good care of each other, and enjoy every day! 

Hugs from Ellen

Crafts and me-.add flower
The Pink Elephant  - Red, White and Blue
Paper Playtime #49 - Digi Monday using Red, White and Blue
Paper Players #54 - Christmas in July
Stamp Something - July digi day

Craft Us Crazy #11 - Red, White and Blue
For Fun - Christmas

Papertake weekly   Anything goes
OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge: Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy: Christmas or Vintage
Moving Along with the Times: Christmas in July

Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
The Paper Variety - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean  - Cards
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas in July

fredag 15. juli 2011

Another new and beautiful image from Sweet Pea-"Enchantment"♥

Hi everyone
. Today I have one of Sweet Pea stamps newest stamps, by the new artist Rahael Tallamy, to show you called "Enchanment"♥.
  If you like her you have to go and check out the rest of her artwork that Lynette of Sweet Pea Stamps has turned into rubber HERE.
I falled in love with them at once!!:)
You can get her as a singel, or together with 3 other beautifuuul fairies on sheet #1, Plate #154♥

I've painted with Paste and Gesso around the paper, flower and image to get a vintage look, and..I love this effect:).
The image is coloured with Prisma Premier Pencils.

All of the edges are distressed with Vintage photo.

Size: 15 x 15 cm
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Distress Ink - Vintage photo.
Colouring: Prisma Colour Pencils.
Papers :Pion Design-, Bazzill - vanilla & grey-blue cardstock, Letraset - Cartridge Hevyweight Paper 280g.
Tools:.Martha Stewart-Butterfly punch, Retro flower punch, Marianne Design-Tag punch
Gesso and Paste paint
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts-flowers, Doilies  Self Adhesive Pearls, Prima-flowers inside. Kort & Godt - Heart charm, pearlstring. Cheesecloth

Thank you for visiting my blog - have a lovely week!♥

torsdag 14. juli 2011

It's summertime and "Flower Girl"-DT Sweet Pea:)

Hi everone!:) 
Hope you all are having beautiful summerdays:)
 It's Summertime..and the living is easy..♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪!:))
 I've this song, by Mongo Jerry, singing in my head these days:))
Soo..today I want to share a "summercard with you, using "Flower Girl" made by Karen Middleton for Sweet Pea Stamp!
You can find her HERE on sheet #1, Plate #160, and you can purchase her at Sweet Pea Stamps. I love this image:)
I've used the new collection of paper from Maja Design, and coloured the image with Copic's.

I was in our cabin when I make this card..and I have left my red colors at home, so then I had to coloured the "red rose" with red Copic's:))

Closer up to the "summer.Flower Girl". Is'nt she cute!?♥
In the middle of the girls flower I've added some pearlmaker:)


Size: 6" x 6"
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Distress ink-Victorian velvet
Colouring: Copic's.
Papers: Maja Design -  Life in the Country , Bazzill - red & white cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Martha Stewart - Butterflies punch, Retro flower punch-mini, Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Scalloped Rectangles.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - All the flowers, Self Adhesive Pearls,  Doilies, 
Kort og Godt-Silver heart. .
And a lot of Paste and white Gesso:)
Thanks for peeking in again - I so appreciate you visiting me, and off cause all the nice comments you give me♥!
Wish you lovely blogger friends a very beautiful and nice summerday!:)

onsdag 13. juli 2011

Christening card for a boy!:)

I hope your all having a fantastic week so far!
 Today I want to share a Christening card I was commissioned to make.
It's a little bit quiet here in my blog these days, but I try to enjoy the summer to!:))
. Anyway here it is, and this time I made it a "Napkin folded card". This tutorial is made by my very talented friend Marianne, and you can see how to do it HERE!: 
 I have used a gorgeous image from LOTV stamp and coloured him with Prisma Premier Pencils.

These beautiful papers are from Pion design, and the image inside is from Stempelglede.

I have, as usual;D, used flowers and ribbon from WOC!:) The charm is from Ebay.

I have been using "Combo rings" punch-around the page, from M.S. All the edges are distressed with Vintage Photo.

Size: 6" x 6"
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Distress Ink - vintage photo.
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Baby Christening, Stempeglede - stamp inside.
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Papers: Pion Design - Minneneas Atelje , Bazzill , copy paper 280g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic Ovals, Martha Stewart-Combi rings-punch.
Embelishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers and ribbon. Ebay-Charm

Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for stopping by my blog!

lørdag 9. juli 2011

"Spring Butterfly"

Today I have this cards to show you, that I made with  one of the newest ching-chou kuiks  images on sale now, at Sweet Pea Stamps.
Her name is Spring Butterfly, and you can find here here, sheet 36,-Plate #143!
I have coloured her with Prisma Premier Pencils, and the paper is from TPC studio."Grandma's attic"!
I have painted some of the flowers, paper and garnish with white Gesso, and I like the "Shabby look":)
I LOVE butterflies, so this image was a perfect choice for me!
I've added some glitter (Stickles-Star Dust) on her wings:)
All the flowers are from Prima, and was originally a flower branch, which I cut up!
The swirl is a dies from Marianne Design, and butterfly punch from M.S.
I dont know the name og the fabric behind the image ( is it harsh?;D).

Well, there's definitely a lot of ching-chou stamps to inspire, so I will definitely make more cards with these beautiful images:)
Wish you all a warm and sunny summer day♥!:)

mandag 4. juli 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps Blog Hop!!!:)

Hello my blog friends!:)
Today I want to wish you welcome to the "Sweet Pea Stamp's"  Blog Hop!:)
On this blog hop we will be featuring the wonderful works from Karen Middleton. Currently, all full and half sheets in the Karen Middleton Collection are discounted 25%...juuhuu!! :))
All orders placed by July 4th will also be entered into a drawing for a $44.44 gift certificate to the Sweet Pea Stamps store.
  I'm sure you are loving what you are seeing by now!:)
The hop starts at the Sweet Pea Stamps, so if you didn't start there, you may want to go back so you don't miss anything!:)
If you have arrived here from Dawn you are in the right place, if not, then hop over to
Sweet Pea Stamps to get started.:)
And... here's one of my two cards I made, using the adorable image from Karen Middleton's 

He's soooo cute, and look at this boys happy and lovely smile!:)). I love this little guy!;)
He is on a sheet with 3 other cute boys!:).
The "wave look a like" is from Martha Stewart -"Cherish" punch!
 I have been using the new "Maja Design" paper collection-"Skärgårdsliv", and the "sea/wave" picture behind the image is from the internet:)
The text strip at the bottom of the card is from the bottom piece of the Maja paper:)
He's been colouring with Copic's...and I'm still practising...but having a lot of fun colouring this lovely images;))
 The end of this card......
...and here is my number two, using The boy by Karen Middletons "Friends 4 ever".sheet #12, Plate #140..

.....and you can find him here..together with a sweet teenage girl:)
 I have, also here, used pattern paper from Maja Design! 
This rough boy is colored with Copic's.
"Townscape", "ruler ribbon", and "philosophy tag" are from Tim Holtz, and the brown "Raffia ribbon" is from WOC!:)
 This hansome guy is perfect for a teenage card, I think.:)
 A really hansome guy!:) 
The tag behind him is first..colouring with Distress Stain-"Walnut Stain", and embossed with "Bricked emossingfolder".
That was all from me, for this time, and It's time to continue on this hop, so from here you will be going to
I'm sure she has something incredibly cute to show you!:)
 Now's your chance to get your own Karen Middleton images, and other beautiful stamps !
If you need some inspiration check out the blog of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team. There you will find plenty of inspirations.
Don't miss your chance to win one of Sweet Peas wonderful stamps.
And don't miss to take a look at Sweet Pea Stamps shop.
There are many gorgeous images of different artist, new and "veteran".♥.
 And there will always be some on Sale.:)
That's about it for me today!:)
I hope you are loving these  images as much as I am!":)
Thank you for visiting me today!
That was all from me, for this time, and It's time to continue on this hop, so from here you will be going to
I'm sure she has something incredibly cute to show you!:)
Wish you all a "happy Blog Hop":)
Hugs, Ellen

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Anonyme Scrappere #24 - Bli inspirert av SOMMER
Stamptacular Sunday #117 - Stars and Stripes
TotallyPaperCrafts #72 - Spots and stripes
Moving Along With The Times #105 - Here Comes The Summer
Crafts 4 eternity #25 - Sporty Theme (Sailing)

søndag 3. juli 2011

DT Sketchy Colors#78, both sketch and color challenge!!:)

Hei på dere, herlige bloggvenner!
Så er juli her, og det er tid for ferie, også for oss i Sketchy Colors. Vi har gjort klar en sommerutfordring til dere og det er denne søndagens utfordring # 78♥!:)

Premien i juli er sponset av oss i DT.
Vi kommer ikke til å vise dere premiene,
da vi har lyst til å overraske vinnerne!!:))
Det er 6 premier og vi trekker 6 vinnere,
så mange grunner for å bli med på utfordringen for juli, som blir kun denne, og der er det BÅDE farge OG en skisse utfordring:)

UTFORDRINGEN er: Farger/Colors: Lys blå / Beige / Brun + Skisse/
Light blue, beige and brown + sketch
Til kortet mitt denne gangen har jeg laget et dåpskort, som er bestill bort!
Jeg har brukt papirer fra Inkido, og  motivet er et "Baby Magnolia!som jeg har fargelagt med Prisma Premier pencils:).
Hjerteperler fra Kort Og Godt, og perlesnor fra WOC!:)

Nntåå..skjønne bebisen her da♥Som panel til motivet har jeg brukt Spellbinders "Label eighteen, og togborden nederst er en punch fra Martha Stewart!
Navnet Hugo Oscar" er mini bokstaver fra MM, og her kommer mitt brune innslag inn:))

Vakker tekst fra Norsk Stempelblad til dåpsbarnet! Alle blomstene, fra WOC, har fått på seg litt Stickles-Star Dust..(haha..bombe!!!;DD)
Zoooomet inn på de vakre blomstene fra min favoritt shop på nettet,
WOC, og den herlige smukken fra Ebay

Laget plass til en liten tag'lomme bak på easelkortet, for det er ikke såå veldig mange plasser å få skrevet på selv her!:) Tagen er stanset ut med dies fra Marianne design!

Litt zooming på den lille skjønne krabaten her, som sover sin  lille søvn!:)
Sommerfugl punchen er en gave, fra ei i blog verden, og jeg setter utrolig stooor pris på den, og ikke minst så liker jeg formen på den!:)

Jeg råder dere til å ta en tur innom de andre jentene i DT, for der går dere i hvertfall ikke hjem igjen uten å ha fått med dere masse flott å hvile øyet på, og masse herlig inspirasjon!!!♥.

Da håper jeg at vi sees en gang i løpet av Juli, hos Sketchy Colors, også gleeeder jeg meg til å "komme innom" for å s alt det lekre dere tryller frem!:;)
Premiene er det ingenting å si på...for å si det sånn, at hadde jeg kunnet, så hadde jeg lagt inn alle de bidrag jeg hadde rukket her, for TRO meg...Her er det utrolige flotte premier!!!♥

Så vil jeg benytte andledningen til å ønske dere alle (spes. de jeg ikke "ser mer" denne måneden), en superduperfenomentalistisk Sommer, med masse deilig SOOL og koselig samvær med familie og gode venner ♥!
Tusen takk for besøket, alle koselig og hjertevarme kommentarer/mailer!!♥
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Your Style (monocromatic papers)
Delicious Doodles #31 - Cute and Cuddly
Card and Scrap #12 - Bruk Punch/dies
A Day for Daisies  - Use pastels but NO pink.
Stampin' for the Weekend #11 - My Favourite Things
(monocromatic papers and butterflies)
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Something Old, Something New
(old Inkido paper - new metal charms)
The Crafty Pad #127 - Soft Pastels
The Shabby Tea Room #68 - My Favourite Things
(monocromatic papers and butterflies)

Take good care!!
Klem fra Ellen:)