lørdag 31. desember 2016

Blue Santa

With this blue Santa card I want to wish my followers
I wish you good health, lots of creative ideas and happiness,
but first and foremost God's blessings!
Thank you for all your inspirations!
I look forward to seing all your great projects 2017.

For this card I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card white;
White card stock for the mat;
Scraps of blue and white papers;
Image: Beccy's Place;
Gift: Craft Sensations stamp;
Blue distress ink;
Stars: Leftovers from a star border punch.

I free hand cut the images,
sponged the white card stock with blue distress ink
and used the same distress ink for the "gift".

With his card I want to take place here:

mandag 26. desember 2016

Happy 100th Birthday!

I think it is the first time I make a card for a 100th birthday.
The birthday is on New Years Eve,
but while we thought there will be many visitors on that day,
my husband and I decided to visit the old lady on Christmas Eve.
I am so glad we did!
This lady looks like a 70 year old woman.
And she can remember, of course from her childhood,
but also what happened last year and two weeks ago. Amazing.
I brought my guitar for our visit, and we sang Christmas Carols.
My husband read some Christmas poems
and the Christmas Gospel, Luke 2,1-20.
The old lady showed her joy. It was wonderful.
I made a combined Christmas and Birthday card.
And because I am fond of CAS,
I also made this one without much stash.
I used:
Red card stock;
Snippets of green papers and designer paper;
Spellbinders Poinsettia and scalloped oval dies;
Stamp: Rico design;
Embossing powder: Rayher "gold";
Rhine stone;
"Gold" pen and metallic ink;
Number: Artoz sticker.

onsdag 21. desember 2016

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Today I made a Christmas card
with this cute trio from Beccy.
I think they are singing "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow".

I used:
White and blue card stock;
White scrap papers;
Image: Beccy's Place;
Embossing folder: Snowflakes (unknown);
Spellbinders scalloped circle die;
Marianne Design snowflake and tag dies;
Artoz border punch;
"Silver" glitter glue;
Water colour pencil, light blue (for the snow);
Blue and silver pen;
Cotton yarn on the tag.

I want to take place here:

tirsdag 20. desember 2016

Cuttlebug Mania: Christmas card without red and green

Over at Cuttlebug Mania we have our last challenge for this year.
We want you to make a Christmas card
without using the traditional colours red and green.

I decided to use brown for my DT card.
And I used for me two brand new dies:
"Woodland Scene" from Penny Black.
I find them just wonderful!

Supply list:
Creme, white and dark brown card stock;
Snippets of light brown and dark brown card stock;
Nellie's Multiframe die;
Penny Black Winter scene dies;
Stamp: Rico Design;
Brown distress ink for the edges;
Blue distress ink for the sky;
Embossing powder "gold";
"Gold" pen.

I also want to share my card here:
Penny Black
Crafty Hazelnut

fredag 16. desember 2016

Koffermarkt / Suitcase Market

During the last weeks I was busy
with the Christmas marked here in our town.
It was a "Koffermarkt", a "Suitcase Marked"
where you may sell all sorts of hand crafted, self made things
from an oldfashioned suitcase.
This is a form for market that is very popular
 in Germany and in Switzerland, where I live.
This time we got a whole table each of us to present our stuff,
so it was rather a sort of luxury.
And of course the old suitcase had to be there.
In my suitcase I had my cards,
most of them Christmas cards.

For this one I used:
Cream card stock for the card and the mat;
Scrap papers, diferent colours;
Stencil: Holly (Penny Black);
Holly wreath die (Marianne Design);
For the 3 hanging hearts: Nellie Snellen die;
Different die cut left overs from other dies;
Brown distress ink;
Glitter glue;
red and green pens.

And here are some pictures from the marked:

My table

tirsdag 13. desember 2016

Cuttlebug Mania: Santa

Over at Cuttlebug Mania we have a new challenge today,
where we want you to use a Santa on your project.
This time you have got ONLY ONE WEEK!
The prize is 3 digi stamps of the Winner's choice
from Kenny K.
Our team members have used
a digi from that shop for their cards.

For my card I used:
White and cream card stock;
Blue, red, green and white scrap papers;
Image: "Santa" from Kenny K,
coloured with Caran D'Ache water colour pencils;
Embossing folder: "Snowflakes" (unknown);
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies;
Marianne Design Snowflake die;
Brown and blue distress inks;
Rhine stone;
"Silver" pen.

I also want to show my card here:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog
Crafty Hazelnut

fredag 9. desember 2016


Dieser Pullover darf morgen mit auf den Koffermarkt.
Ich denke, die Grösse ist etwa 4-6 Jahre.
Diesmal habe ich ein bisschen locker gestrickt,
und darum weiss ich die Grösse nicht ganz genau.
Aber irgend einem Kind wird er ganz sicher passen.

onsdag 7. desember 2016

Litt mer pjoning

I dag viser jeg tre par pulsvarmere
som jeg har pjonet i Drops Alpaca.
Alle er tenkt til damer, litt forskjellig størrelse.
Det lyse settet er ikke helt hvitt, slik som på bildet.
Det er mer kremfarget.

mandag 5. desember 2016

Hals til barn / Children's Cowl

Det nærmer seg marked,
og i den anledning strikker jeg litt.
Jeg har prøvd meg på å strikke hals til barn.
Her er to stykker strikket i Drops Karisma.
Mønsteret har jeg funnet her,
designet av Heklelinda.

CAS Match Box

I think I am in a sort of "Poinsettia Mode" now before Christmas.
Today I decorated a match box,
of course in the CAS style,
using this beautiful dies from Spellbinders.
The match box is not very big,
so I used only two of the dies.
I also used:
Snippets of red, creme and green card stock;
"Gold" metallic ink, pen and glitter glue.

lørdag 3. desember 2016

Mini Christmas Candy Boxes

Last week I bought some small boxes.
Now I have decorated them for Christmas candies
(or something else).
On the front side there is a poinsettia,
made with the beautiful Poinsettia dies from Spellbinders.
The colour of the flower is cream, not white.
On the back side I mounted a plate to write on,
also a Spellbinders die.

fredag 2. desember 2016

Pjona votter, Handschuhe, Mittens

Årets "Koffermarkt" i byen vår nærmer seg med stormskritt.
Dette er en form for marked
som har slått godt an i tysktalende land.
Man tar en gammel koffert, helst VELDIG gammel,
dekorerer den etter årstid og tema for markedet,
og så blir all slags selvlagede varer solgt fra den kofferten.
Denne gangen er det selvsagt JUL som er tema.
Kofferten min er enda ikke ferdig pyntet,
men innholdet vokser, sakte men sikkert.
Allerede om en uke må alt være klappet og klart.
Da er det Koffermarkt lørdag og søndag.

Jeg har pjonet noen votter som skal bli med på markedet.
Jeg har egentlig liten erfaring i å pjone,
men i fjor fikk jeg iallfall solgt en del av vottene jeg hadde med.

I år har jeg brukt Drops Alpaca.
Noen av vottene er lett tovet for hånd.
Ellers bare børster jeg dem både innvendig og utvendig.

Her er et lite knippe:

Christmas Colours

As most of my cards also this one is a CAS card.
I love this style.
And red and green are my favorite Christmas colours.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card, dark red,
Image: Beccy (pre-coloured),
White card stock;
We R Memory Keepers nesting card die;
Stamp: Rico Design;
Embossing powder, gold;
Pen: Gold.

torsdag 1. desember 2016


Für mich sind Rot und Grün die typischen Weihnachtsfarben.
Diesmal hat ein exotischer Vogel, ein Cardinal,
sich auf meiner Karte niedergelassen.
Ich finde seine Farben sind schöne Weihnachtsfarben.

Für diese Karte habe ich benutzt:
"Papeteria" A6 Doppelkarte, dunkel rot;
Motiv: "Cardinal" von Beccy;
Kreis: Nellie Snellen (Mit meiner Cuttlebug gestanzt);
Stempel: Rico Design;
Embossingpulver "gold";

onsdag 30. november 2016

Digital Image

I used:
Papeteria A6 double card, white;
Blue paper;
Image: Beccy;
Embossing folder: Snowflakes (unknown);

Digital Stamp

I used:
Papeteria A6 double card, white,
Image: Beccy's Place;
Dies: Marianne Design;
Stamp: Heinzdesign;
Silver and red pens.

White on White II

I used:
Papeteria A6 double card, white;
White papers;
Embossing folder: Tim Holtz: Fancy Frame;
Die: Nellie Snellen:Vintasia "Reindeer VIN 019;
Rhine stones.

tirsdag 29. november 2016

White on White

Today I made a "White on White" Christmas card.
Usually I put some glitter glue or metallic ink
on the white on white cards
to give them a little depth.
But this time I only added some half pearls.
I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card white,
White paper;
Embossing folder: Floral Frame, Tim Holtz;
Poinsettia dies, Spellbinders;
Half pearls.

Cuttlebug Mania challenge: Light in the Darkness

Over at Cuttlebug Mania we have a new challenge today:
Light in the Darkness.
Please take a look at our page
and see what the talented DT ladies have made!
There is also a great prize to win.

I made an Advent card with purple candles.
In Norway we always use purple candles for Advent.

Supply list:
"Papeteria" double square card, chamois;
Purple and chamois papers;
Scrap papers, purple and different greens;
Embossing folder: Snowflakes (unknown);
Candle and pine twig dies: Marianne Design;
Ivy die: Cottage Cutz;
Star border punch: Artoz;
Glitter glue, distress inks, pearls and rhine stones.

I also want to show my card here:

onsdag 23. november 2016

Snowman with hearts

For this "Heartily Snowman"
I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card, white;
Image from the Norwegian fb group "Digistamps";
We R Memory Keepers Nesting dies;
Nellie Snellen heart dies;
Scrap papers, white, pink and red;
Red pen.

I want to show my card here:
Beccy's Place  (No Sentiment)

lørdag 19. november 2016

On the way to Bethlehem

For many years I conducted a children's choir
back home in Norway.
Every year we used to sing a Christmas Cantata,
of course in Norwegian.
One of the songs tells about Joseph and Mary,
how they long for a bed as they come nearer to Bethlehem.
And "Mary was sitting on the donkey". 
When I see this stamp, I think of this beautiful cantata.

For my card I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card dark blue;
White card stock;
Scalloped circle die: Lifestyle;
Image: Inkadinkado;
Sentiment: Rico Design;
Silver embossing powder;
Colour pencils and silver pen.

Christmas Card, Soft Colours

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card, chamois,
Yellow and brown marbled card stock;
Image: From the Norwegian fb group "Digistamp";
We R Memory Nesting card die;
Flowers: EK Success punch;
Leaves: Atelier Terziev punch;
Distress ink, different colours;
Pens and glitter pens, different colours;
Rhine stones.

I want to take place here:

More White Poinsettias

Yesterday I made some blue CAS Christmas cards
with white poinsettias.
I had to wait for today to make the photos.
Yesterday afternoon it was too dark.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card, blue;
Poinsettia dies: Spellbinders;
Stamp: RICO Design;
Distress ink;
Embossing powder, silver;
Silver half pearl on one card,
Rhine stones on the two others;
Pens: Silver and white.

Here is one of the cards

The three poinsettia cards together.

I want to take place here:

Just stamping II

Here is another card I made for the challenge "Just stamping"
over at Beccy's Place.
I used:
"Papeteria" square double card;
Stamps: "Woven Poinsettia" and text from Artful Stamper;
Red, green, gold and black distress inks.

I want to show my card here:

fredag 18. november 2016

White poinsettia

For this CAS card I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card green;
White paper;
Spellbinders Poinsettia die;
Stamp: RICO Design;
Embossing powder "gold",
Metallic ink, gold;
White and gold pens;
Glitter glue, gold.

I want to take place here:

Christmas bauble, CAS card

I think I will always return to red and gold on my Christmas cards.
I find that they go very well together.
So perhaps they belong to my favorite colours.
The red is darker as on this photo.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card dark red;
Gold metallic paper;
Die: Bauble, Creatables (Marianne Design)
Stamp: RICO Design;
Embossing powder gold;
Gold pen.

I want to take place here:

torsdag 17. november 2016


My favorite flower for Christmas is the Poinsettia.

For this card I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card chamois;
Papers: Chamois and a designer paper (Marianne Design?),
red and green scrap papers;
Spellbinders Poinsettia dies;
Gold metallic ink;
Glitter glue, gold,
half pearl.

I want to take place here:

CAS Christmas tags Stocking

With this freebie from Beccy
I made some CAS tags.
I used Nellie Snellen tag die,
the image and a dash of gold glitter glue.

onsdag 16. november 2016

Tags/ Geschenkanhänger

I have made some tags, using this pre-coloured image from Beccy.
Especially for kids I make the tags clean and simple,
without any embellishment.
Her are two of the "Big Guy" tags.

I used:
White card stock;
Tag die: Nellie Snellen;
Image: The Big Guy (Beccy)
Pens: Red (faux stitching) and silver (stars).

I want to take place here:

Favorite Colours

I have made a Christmas card with some of my favorite colours.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card, white;
White card stock;
Image: Marianne Design;
Sentiment: Rico Design;
Caran D'Ache water color pencils;
Blue distress ink;
Blue pen;
Glitter glue for the snowflakes.

I want to take place here:

Red and gold

I have made a Holiday card with this beautiful freebee
from Beccy.
I thought it will be good to have it together with some gold.
However, it was not easy to make a good photo of it,
but this one was the best I could get.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card dark red;
"Gold" metallic card stock;
Dies: Spellbinders;
Stamp: Rico Design;
Embossing powder, "gold".

I want to take place here:

tirsdag 15. november 2016

A Christmas Carol

One of the most beloved Christmas Carols here in Switzerland is
"O du fröhliche".
I have made a quite simple card with focus on this text.
I used a dark red double card and white cardstock.
Frame: Spellbinders.
The text is written on my computer.
I also added some half pearls
and "gold" doodling.

I want to take place here:


On day 11 of her Holiday Card Challenge, Beccy asked for stars.
I have been away for about a week now,
so therefore I could not participate for some days.
Well, here is my first "star card".
Unfortunately the sentiment looks too small for this card.
I'll try to find another stamp for my next one.

I used:
"Papeteria" square double card chamois;
Blue paper for the mat;
Marianne Design star circle die;
Artoz star border punch;
Heinz Design snowflake stamp;
Sentiment: Rico Design;
Colour pencils;
Distress ink brown and silver;
Glitter glue.

Cuttlebug Mania: "Music"

Over at Cuttlebug Mania we have a new challenge for you.
This time the theme is "Music".

Here are our guidelines:
Max 3 entries per person 
You can use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine, 
dies or embossing folders to enter our challenges. 
Please tell us which products you have used on your project!

As always there is a prize to win.

For my  card I used:

"Papeteria" double square card;
"Secred Rose" paper from Craft Sensations;
Green, chamois and brown scrap papers;
Dies: "Lady Dancing" and "Music" from Memory Box +"Ivy" from Cottage Cutz;
Flower punches: EK Success;
Distress inks, different colours, brown pen;
Glass pearls.

I also want to show my card here:

torsdag 10. november 2016

Santa with Polka Dots

Over at Beccy's Place the challenge for Day 10
is "Polka Dots".
My paper does not have the right Christmas green,
but I think it fits good for a Christmas card anyway.

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card white;
Paper: Bringmann;
Image: "The Big Guy" (Beccy's Place);
Stamp: Big Time;
Die: Nellie Snellen;
Border punch: Artoz;
Star gems, silver pen and silver distress ink.

I want to take place here:

søndag 6. november 2016

Get well / Thinking of You

A good friend of ours got sick,
and we want to wish her all the best
with this card saying "We are thinking of you".

I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card chamois;
Chamois paper for the mat;
Blue patterned paper: Bringmann;
Washi tape;
White, blue, yellow and chamois scrap papers;
EK Success flower punch;
Unknown die used with my Cuttlebug;
Silver half pearls;
Glitter glue;
Pens and colour pencils.

I want to take part here:
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Alphabet Challenge Blog (Sentiment - Pearls - Flowers)

A Christmas Carol

Over at Beccy's Place the challenge for day 6 is
My Christmas Carol for this image is "Silent Night".
This song was written by Gruber and Mohr
in the German language,
and sung for the first time on Christmas Eve 1818.
Now it is the most beloved Christmas Carol
all over the world.
Because I live in Switzerland
and we speak German in the part of the country where I live,
I decided to use the original text on my card.
It is the last line for the last verse:
"Christ, the Savior is born".
For my card I used:
"Papeteria" A6 double card dark blue;
White card stock;
Image: Beccy, "The Nativity Set";
Text written on my computer;
3 half pearls.

I want to show my card here:

lørdag 5. november 2016

Santa Claus in Blue

When Beccy asks for favorite colours,
I think I have to make a card in light blue.
As I was a little girl, I nearly almost wore light blue dresses,
because blue was my favorite colour.
(At that time girls did not wear jeans.)

Today I made a card with this Santa image,
that I won at Beccy's Place some days ago.
I find it great!
Also the sentiment is from that Skating Santa Set.
The snowflakes, a little siver and a little light blue,
are made with a Heindesign stamp.
I don't know from whom the die is.
I cut it with my Cuttlebug.
Silver and light blue distress inks.
Silver pearls.

I want to show my card here:

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