tirsdag 26. april 2016

Lockers in Wroclaw (Scrap lift)

I visited Wroclaw, Poland, in December. The main reason for the trip was the Christmas market, but we did some sightseeing, too.  Oneone of the bridges lovers had put up lockers to show their love, and I found the collection so pretty and colorful, that I needed to take a photo of it.

Papers: 4heures37. Word stickers: American Crafts. Wood weeners: Project Lift/Becky Higgins. Twine & charm: unknown

The idea for the design came from one of the April scrap lift challenges at Paper Issues. Here is the layout to lift, made by Janet Grzanka-Dlugokenski 

I used the layout as a sketch and kept the main elements, like the large vertical paper strip and the right side embellishment cluster

What a surprise: I doodled :-)

Cute wood weeners
Please come back later this week, as I have more up the sleeve for you :-)

mandag 25. april 2016

A wine drinker's heaven


Do I need to say more?

Some times themed/ photo papers work out on layouts (why do I keep buying them, when I find them difficult to use?)!

Background paper: Paper House Design. Other papers: unknown Alpha: American Crafts. Corrugated word: Jillibean Soup. Wood weener words: Becky Higgins for American Crafts. Chipboard: unknown

Close up of cluster (and wine)

The background paper is bought recently, but the other must be 7-8 years old. 

The design is taken from the April 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches

It might be hard to recognize the sketch because of the image of the big wine bottle on the background paper, but it's there, just have a look - layers, cluster and title *lol*

Thank you for stopping by - your visit means a lot to me!

søndag 24. april 2016

Saddle up (Scrap lift)

After my long scrapping break I found myself a little rusty: I still have the technical skills, but haven't been into doing my own designs for a while. I'm a big fan of sketches, and have always been, but scraplifting has taken it one more step further: watching designer's details and tecniques is so inspirational!

Paper Issues has a new scrap lift challenge every weekend, and over the next week I'm going to show my take on the April lifts.

Let's start with "Saddle up":

Background paper: Lemon Owl. Rubon & alpha : Basic Grey.
Stickers: Sandylion.
Here is the layout I lifted:

Layout by Kelly Feldmad
I was attracted to the general design and multiple photos, and chose to have a bottom border, too, to keep the layout balanced. Actually, scraplifting is pretty much like using a sketch: you take inspiration from it and make it yours as you feel like. No need to copy every detail!


Mix of stickers and rubons

I wonder what I was thinking when I bought these themed stickers. Who cares, they turned out to be handy :-)

Lovely old rubond from Basic Grey. It was time to use them, as they don't stick that good any longer when They get old.

Your thoughts on scrap lifting?

Please come back on Tuesday when I have a new scrap lift to share!

søndag 17. april 2016

Good Times (Stuck?! April 1th Sketch)

For my birthday last year, husband and kids gave me a riding weekend  up in the Norwegian mountains.

Summer can be chilly in the mountains, but it still was a wonderful weekend - good, sturdy horses and a beautiful landscape. I was teamed up with the horse Hogda Viljar - a good choice made by the instructors - not too hot a horse, but not completely dead either :-)

Papers & stickers: Doodlebug Designs. Words: American Crafts. Wood weener: Freckled Fawn. Brads: unknown
Even if the mpintains hadn't dress in fall colors yet, I found the Doodlebug Designs Friendly Forest collection perfect:

Legg til bildetekst

Saddlebag - for food and extra clothes

The design is taken from the April 1th Sketch at Stuck?! Sketches, a great sketch to work with.

I hope I can do i similar tour this summer, too, but might find one with a little more speed and action!

onsdag 13. april 2016

Tons of Work (Scrap Lifting part III)

I am a garden junkie. I love digging, weeding, cutting and getting dirt under my nails. My long time goal is to have a pretty, low maintenance garden, but I I'm not sure if I'll ever get there :-)

One of the thinkg we do to keep weeds away/down is cover up areas with thick layers of bark. We haven'd refilled in ages, so last summer we needed tons to get back on track. Actually, me & the husband managed to get rid of this huge pile in just a short weekend, using nothing else but wheel barrels & shovels!

All papers & cut outs: Pebbles. Alpha: American Crafts. Ribbons & brad: unknown

Some vellum cut outs without (!) doodling.

The bright green freshes up the page a bit!

The design is taken from the base layout at one of the March Scraplift Challenges at Paper Issues. I just loved all the layers and the big bow!

Do you enjoy gardening?

mandag 11. april 2016

Kitten Portraits (Scrap lift part II)

In September our three year old cat Mercedes had four healthy, lovely kittens: Kalle, Figaro, Septima and Preben Mohammed. Here they are at six weeks old.

Black word stickers: Authentic.  All papers & other stickers: bella Blvd Color Chaos. Black word "smitten: Amy Tangerine/American Crafts. Fishbone rubber charm: Aroundtheblock

Polka dot overlay

I got the idea for the  layout whan I spotted the mid March scraplift challenge at Paper Issues. The overall design and somewhat busy background paper inspired me to make my layout:

Which kitten we kept (we could not keep them all, even if we wanted to)?
The ginger, fluffy one (Preben Mohammed)...

lørdag 9. april 2016

How to embarass your kids at Burger King (Scraplift part I)

I think this photo says it all :-)

All materials except brads: Bella Blvd Color Chaos. Brads: unknown. Alpha; negative space useing a cut file from Silhouette Studios

My mojo has been long gone, but it returned when I saw the awesome challenges at the Paper Issues Spring Crop, as seen on my previous blog posts. I got so inspired that I decided to dig into the Paper Issues (PI) March challenges as well. Every Sunday PI is hosting a lift challenge, so I did even two more, just to keep the mojo rolling. These next two I will showcase in the next to upcoming blog posts.

Close ups:

Doodling - as usual

The alpha is a negativ cut on the background papers, backed with black cardstock

Here is the first layout I lifted - you can see how I was attracted to the large title and the general design.

Do you ever scrap lift?

torsdag 7. april 2016

Christmas Market in Wroclaw

I have never been to a Christmas marked in any other country than Norway, so I decided it was about time - I was sure a Christmas marked any palce else would be different than at home.

We picked Wroclaw, Poland, for our first "European" Christmas marked, think staring with a not too big one, could be good. Besides, Wroclaw have an interesting, but also cruel, story, and most of what you need is in walking distance from the town hall.

Was the Christmas market different here than in Norway? Yes, as expected. More lights, different food, different merchandises. But we relly enjoyed it!

Here are my two sons in the market square:

Papers, cu outs & rosette: Pebbles. Alphas: Basic Grey (small), American Crafts (large)

Close ups

Glitter & bling :-)

I just cannot let be doodling on my pages

This layout was made at the Paper Issues Spring Crop, using this sketch from the sketch challenge:

I haven't worked with lots of layers in a while, but I love how it turned out.

Do you go to Christmas markets, btw?

tirsdag 5. april 2016


I have issues with a few joint muscles, but acupuncture helps!
I don't feel very much like sparkling when I lay on the bench with needles on my hip, but the needles surely are my friends!

Papers, washi & cut outs; Pebbles. Word (Friends): American Crafts/Amy Tangerine. Bling: unknown. Glitter enamel dots: Freckled Fawn. Ribbon: Unknown

Close ups:

This layout was made at the Paper Issues Spring Crop, the "Bling Me Up, Scotty" challenge: Bling it up! Create a layout with lots of bling bling. Glitter, diamonds, shine. It's all good here.

The Pebbles Wonderland collection was perfect for this challenge with all the glitter covered cutouts!

Glitter covered cut outs

Thank you for taking time to pop by!

søndag 3. april 2016

Dinner's ready!

Our cat Mercedes has a crush on boxes. She can spot a new box in just a few seconds, and doesn't always have time for us emptying it before she jumps on/in it. But I didn't expect her to take our oven pan for a box *lol*

Papers & stickers: Doodlebug Designs. Rosette: Pebbles. Alpha: Bella Blvd. Ribbon: Unknown

This layout was made at the Paper Issues Spring Crop and the challenge "Big Ass Title": For this challenge we are asking you to us a LARGE title on your project.

Side note: The February kit at My Creative Scrapbook contained the Doodlebug Designs Sweet Things collection. I admit, I'm not very much into hearts and pink, so I was pretty sure this kit would stay unopened. But then I thought it could be pretty for the layout in this post, so I started cutting. And then I used it for the "Queen Elizabeth Look Alike" layout. And the "Empty" layout...

Does it happen to you, too - you think "nahhh" about a ollection, and when you finally take the plunge, you really love it?

fredag 1. april 2016

Queen Elizabeth Look Alike

He he, or may be not. But my cousin claimed I looked royal in my outfit at the riding school Christmas Show in December:

Papers, stickers & rubber Square: Doodlebug Designs. Rosette: Pebbles. Alpha American Crafts. Horse badge: Karen Foster
 Close ups:

This layout was made at the Paper Issues Spring crop, and the challenge "About You".

I admit it. I don't often make pages about myself, usually as I am behind camera. When was the last time you did a page about yourself?