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fredag 23. desember 2011

Christmas Basket with a Tutorial

The day before Christmas!
Just one day to go - at least here in Norway :)
I'm looking soooooooo much forward to some Holiday freetime now!

But first, I thought I'd show you a Christmas Basket that I made for one of my classes lately - a basket that can be filled with any goodies you'd like, and then it makes a great gift for someone you care about :)





Supplies:
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black.
Stamps: Kort & Godt/Camelia - Christmas sentiments.
Papers: Magnolia - "Sweet Red Poinettia" & "Holly Christmas Song", Bazzill - white & red cardstock.
Tools: Spellbinders - die, Martha Stewart - Swirling Lace edge punch, Magnolia - DooHickeys tag die.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - PoinsettiasOpen Paper Roses 15 mm & 10 mmRosebuds 4 mmSatin Ribbon and Self Adhesive Rhinestones, charm, silver tread.

I'm entering this in to these challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas Cards/Projects
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
Little Darlings - Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Holiday Gifts
Stampavie and More - Red
Little Red Wagon - Inspiration Photo (colours)
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (ribbon/twine, punches/die cuts, multifold)



How to make this Christmas Basket:



Dette trenger du/This is what you’ll need:
1 Kartong/Cardstock + 1 stripe i str/strip of size 4,5 x 30 cm
1 Mønsterpapir/Designer paper
Dobbeltsidig tape/Adhesives
Flytende lim/Glue
Linjal/Ruler
Skjærebrett og/eller pregebrett/Scoreboard
Saks/Scissors
Bordutstanser/Edge puncher
Spellbinders sirkel el. Doily e.l./Spellbinders circle or doily or something similar
Pynt/Embellishments

Kurv/Basket:
Kutt til 6 firkanter i kartong i str. 10 x 10 cm/Cut 6 squares of cardstock in size 10 x 10 cm.
Kutt og brett etter malen/Cut and fold like the template says:

Stans mønster på toppen av hver del med en kantutstanser/Use the edge puncher on top of each part.


Kutt til 6 stk rektangulære paneler mønsterpapir I str. 7 x 7,5 cm/Cut 6 panels of designer paper in size 7 x 7,5 cm.
Klipp til etter malen/Cut as the template says:

Lim panelene av mønsterpapir til kartongdelene/Glue the pieces of designer paper on the parts of cardstock.
Lim alle delene sammen, slik at de danner en sekskantet kurv/Glue the parts together so they become a hexagon shaped basket.


Bunn/Bottom:
Konstruer en sekskant I kartong slik: Tegn en sirkel med radius på 4 cm. Sett passerspissen i et punkt på sirkelbuen – med samme radius, og merk av et nytt punkt på sirkelbuen. Sett passerspissen i det nye punktet, og merk av et punkt til. Fortsett til du har seks punkter. Trekk rette linjer fra punkt til punkt, og klipp ut sekskanten.
Lim denne sekskanten til bunnen, på insiden av kurven.
Construate a hexagon like this: Draw a circle with a radius of 4 cm. Mark a point on the circle, then a new point 4 cm from the first, a new one 4 cm from the second…and so on, until you have 6 points on the circle. Draw straight lines from point to point, until you have a hexagon. Cut out the hexagon, and glue it to the bottom of the baskets inside.

Stans ut en Spellbinders form etter ønske, og lim denne på undersiden av kurven, som bunnplate.
Punch out a Spellbinder shape and glue it underneath the bottom of the basket, as a plate.


Håndtak/Handle:
Kutt til en stripe av kartong i str. 4,5 x 30 cm/Cut a strip of cardstock in size 4,5 x 30 cm.
Bruk kantutstanseren på begge sidene av stripen/Use the edge puncher on both sides of the strip.
Kutt til en stripe av mønsterpapir i str. 2,5 x 30 cm, og lim den på remsen av kartong/Cut a strip of designer paper in size 2,5 x 30 cm, and glue it to the strip of cardstock.
Fest håndtaket på innsiden av kurven/Glue the handle to the inside of the basket.

Kurven er nå klar til å dekoreres etter eget ønske/The basket is now ready to be embellished.




Thank you so much for all your sweet comments - they are such a great inspiration to me!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Hugs, LenaKatrine

tirsdag 20. desember 2011

WINNERS of my 12 Days of Christmas Give Away

Ho-ho-ho!
First of all - thank you so much to all of you that entered my 12 Days of Christmas Give Away!
This has been so much fun, so I think I'll do it again next year too :)
Then I'd like to thank everyone who's left me a comment during my 12 Days of Christmas Give Away, and  a big thank you to all of my new followers!!!

Okay, here are the winners Mr.Random selected:

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Day 1: No 24 - Linda
Day 2: No 13 - Heidi SG
Day 3: No 4 - Alethea
Day 4: No 29 - Elin
Day 5: No 31 - Christy 
Day 6: No 10 - Frea
Day 7: No 38 - Yvon
Day 8: No 43 - Wenche
Day 9: No 14 - Ulrike
Day 10: No 31 - Sylvia
Day 11: No 49 - Kitty
Day 12: No 22 - Angelique

Congratulations everyone!
Please pop me an e-mail with your name and address before December 31th, and mark your mail with YOUR Christmas Give Away winner day (ex Day 8), so I can post the candies to you!

More candies are coming up in a while, so be sure to check back every now and then :)

Have a lovely day, sweet visitors!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

mandag 19. desember 2011

DT Wild Orchid Crafts - Challenge #39: Christmas Friendship

Good Morning!
Wild Orchid Crafts is ready with our Challenge #39 today, and our last challenge this year!
For this challenge we'd like you to make something following this theme:
The girlies have all made some beautiful projects for this challenge theme, and we have an awesome price up for grabs, so please check out the WOC Challenge blog :)

I've made an ordinary Gift Bag this time, using a cute die cut picture, some georgeous papers, and lots of different amazing products from WOC of course :)




Gift Bag
Size: 5" x 8"
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa.
Stamps: Kort & Godt/Camelia - Christmas sentiments.
Papers: Magnolia - "Sweet Red Poinettia" & "Holly Christmas Song", Bazzill - white & red cardstock.
Image: 3ndypapir - die cut sheet.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Scalloped Rectangles, Magnolia - DooHickeys Tag, Marianne Design - CreaTables doily dies, Martha Stewart - Swirling Lace edge punch & Holly punch.

I'm entering this in to these challenges:

Thank you so much for visiting - have a lovely day!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

søndag 18. desember 2011

Christmas came early this year!

Look!
I've become an aunt again this evening, to the sweetest little prince ever (again :)

He looks just like his brother Benjamin did, when he was born 5 years ago :)

Name: Adrian
Born: 4.57 pm on December 18th 2011
Lenght: 55 cm
Weight: 3815g

I already love him with my whole heart, and can't wait to meet him ♥
Big congratulations to my brother Raymond, my sister in law Elisabeth and my dearest nephew Benjamin!
Love you to bits!

lørdag 17. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Aways - Day 12

Ho - ho - ho!
Today is my 12 Days of Christmas Give Away's last day :)


This is the last day of my 12 Days of Christmas Give Away, and it's been so much fun!!!
Of course this will be open for entries until 11.59 am tomorrow - so you'll still have 24 hours to enter!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the price, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 Stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps
1 selection of Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 bottle of Ice Stickles - Crystal

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


fredag 16. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Aways - Day 11

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 small selection of Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 bundle of Satin Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 small bundle of Natural Cotton Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 sheet of Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


torsdag 15. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 10

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 Embossing Folder "Vine Label" from Quick Kutz
1 box of Fine Glitter

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


onsdag 14. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 9

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 Stamp ("Slow and Steady") from Little Darlings
1 bundle of Divine Twine from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 sheet of 3D-Glue Pads 1 mm

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


tirsdag 13. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 8

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 bag of Small Gardenias from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 Sassy Stamp from Sugar Nellie

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


mandag 12. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 7

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

5 m of Ribbon from Kort & Godt/Camelia
1 bottle of Stickles - Frosted Lace
1 sheet of 3D-Glue Pads

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


søndag 11. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 6

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 bag of 20 mm Open Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 Versa Magic Ink Pad

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


DT Sketchy Colors - Challenge #97: Black and White V:S Scrapbook Stamp Society/Addicted To Stamps

Happy Sunday Sweeties!

Today we're ready with a new challenge at Sketchy Colors, and for our Challenge #97 we have a classic colour combo for you:
BLACK & WHITE!
Sweet Pea Stamps is yet again sponsoring us with a great price, and the DT did another marvelous job using this colours, so check out the SC challenge blog :)

For my card today, I've used another beautiful digi-stamp from Scrapbook Stamp Society/Addicted To Stamps, called Cameo 5 :)
These images are just so easy and fun to colour, so head over to the store to get your own!
Todays image is coloured in mainly black shades, with a touch of pink, using my beloved Prismacolor Pencils :)







Standing Card/Regular
Size: 6" x 6"
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black, Distress Ink - Black Soot.
Stamps: Scrapbook Stamp Society/Addicted To Stamps - Morgan Fitzsimmons Cameo 5 (digi-image), Whimsy Stamps - Treasured Moments Tickets (sentiments).
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Papers: BoBunny - Enchanted Collection, Bazzill - black & white cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic Rectangles & Label Tag, Martha Stewart - Flourish edge punch.

lørdag 10. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 5

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 wheel og Heart Pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 bundle of Lace from Papirloftet

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


fredag 9. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 4

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:

1 bag of Mixed Summer Blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts
1 Match Box Kit from Melissa Frances

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


Thank you so much for all your best wishes on blogger and face book, phonecalls,  sms's and gifts due to my birthday yesterday - I feel so blessed having such wonderful friends all over the world!


torsdag 8. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 3

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:
1 Transfer Text
1 Stamp ("The Architect") from Little Darlings

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine


DT Lili of the Valley - Challenge #124: Pink, White & Silver

Happy Thursday Sweeties - and Happy Birthday to moi *lol*
Yep, it's my Birthday today - not celebrating it though, 'cause I'm going to work later on ;(

But that's not what I was going to write about *lol*
Today Lili of the Valley is ready with our Challenge #124, and we have a new colour theme for you:
The B-team girlies have all made such georgeous work using these colours, and of course we have a great price on offer, so head over to the LOTV Challenge blog and have a look :)

* Lili of the Valley is going to do some changes about the Challenge Blog and the Ideas to Inspire blog starting in January - you can read all about that at the Challenge Blog *

I've made a Joy-Fold Card this time, using one of the cutest new LOTV images ever (I think this one might be one of my new favs ;) called "Never To Old For A Hug".








Joy Fold Card
Size: 6" x 6"
Ink: Adirondack - Pitch Bløack, Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet.
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - "Never To Old For A Hug", North Star Stamps - Sentiment, Stampendous - Definition Friendship.
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Papers: Panduro/Vibeke Spigseth - DP's, Bazzill - white & pink cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Eyelet Squares & Classic Squares, Magnolia - DooHickeys "Flourish Hearts", Martha Stewart - edge punch.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Hydrageas, Metal Corners, Pearl Brads & Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Stickles - Star Dust, ribbon.

I'm entering this in to these challenges:
Thank you for stopping here today - have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Announcement

CardMaker Magazine and Little Darlings news!


CardMaker Magazine is launching a new blog, and today they are starting a cross-marketing campaign together with Love To Stamp,  promoting their new blog and Little Darlings stamps :)  

Little Darlings is also being included in the “Our Favorite Products” section, in the January issue of CardMaker Magazine - currently on sale!

Angie is generously giving away a bundle of LD stamps to a random commenter on her  announcement post today, due to celebrate the cross-marketing, so head over to her blog and check it out!
  

The giveaway includes 5 Little Darlings stamps, one from each of the first 5 releases!!!  

The prize winner will be drawn  on December 15th

Here's a small selection of cards I made with some of the cute Little Darlings images, during my time on the DT:


Thanks for stopping here today - now head over to Angie and make your comment :)
Hugs, Lena Katrine

onsdag 7. desember 2011

12 Days of Christmas Give Away - Day 2

My 12 Days of Christmas Give Away continues :)


These posts will go on the air at noon (my time) every day, and each Give Away will be open for entries until11.59 am the next day - so you'll have 24 hours to enter each Give Away!
All you have to do, to be in the chanse of winning the prices, is to post my "12 Days of Christmas Give Away" button somewhere on your blog linking back to me, and add your info to Mr. InLinkz below :)
All the winners will be announced December 20th.

Today's Give Away:


1 sheet of "Family" Chipboard
1 sheet of 3D-glue pads 1 mm
1 bundle of Lace 

Thank you, have fun and best of luck to all of you!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

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