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søndag 29. november 2009

Sketchy Color Challenge #1 & GDT Unik Hobby November #2

Finally the day has come, and we're proudly presenting our 1st Challenge at Sketchy Color ;)
We're starting out with a color challenge, and since today is the first Sunday in Advent, the main color we want you to use is...LILAC/PURPLE :)
Remember - you can make anything you want, just as long as the color lilac/purple is the main color in your project.

For this month, we're so lucky to have Moia Design with us, sponsoring the prices. Some of us in the DT, will also use Moia's stamps on the challenges in November/December.
I'm using my Moia-stamps later on, so I decided to make this project, as a second contribution to Unik Hobby :)
As before, I'm doing some web-shop linking in the text, to where you can buy the supplies I've used.
I came across a great idea in a blog (that I unfortunately dont remember) one night at work, and decided to make a book of gifttags!
Unluckily for me, I'm not a regular user of this color, so I actually did'nt own a single piece of lilac/purple patterned paper.
So I had to make my own: I stamped some snowflakes from Stempelglede with clear Watermark ink on 300 g Aquarellpaper, embossed it with clear UTEE, and sprayed it with a mixture of red and blue Glimmermist. When it was dry, I sprayed it again with Glimermist - Pearl, to make it shimmer a bit more :)
I supplemented it with green and white Bazzill cardstock.

The cute image from Stampavie; Gillian Robert's "Nativity", is stamped on 200 g Aquarellpaper, with Archival Ink - Coffee. I've colored it with Distress Ink Refills - this time in lilac, shaded around it with Distress Ink - Antique Linen, and put some glitter on the halo and wings.
The rest of the stamps are from Stempelglede, and are stamped with Archival Ink - Plum.
The edges on the panels are inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk - Wisteria and Olive Pastel.
For decoration I've used a MS Snowflake punch, EK Suksess border punch, roses and rosebuds, Prima Mini Gypsos, pearls from Kort & Godt, georgeous silver charms, purple heartshaped pearls, purple and green ribbon, eyelets and silver tread.

The back with my signature stamp.

Insides; made out of white paperbags, dressed with cardstock and home-made patterned paper. The book is sewed together with silver tread.
The snowflakes are sprayed with Glimmermist - Pearl.
Stamped hearts and sentiments from Stempelglede, on ovale Spellbinders dies.

Tags inside the book; The shape is made by using a QK CC dies as a stensile.

Close-up of the lilac cutie-pie :)
Remember to stop by Unik Hobby's web-shop - lots and lots of goodies to be found there!

Now - head over to the Sketchy Color blog; to read more about the challenge and our sponsor, and to take a look at the rest of the DT's georgeous work this week!
You'll have until Saturday at 9 pm to enter the challenge ;)
Thank you for visiting! I wish you all a creative and fun sunday!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

fredag 27. november 2009

GDT Unik Hobby November

Get ready for a looong post - and some looong pictures :)
My first GDT-contribution for Unik Hobby is finally finished!
I've made a advent-calendar for my very best friend - the one and only; Maya :)
I'm so exited to find out what she thinks about it!!

At first, I was supposed to make a christmastree-calendar, but that did'nt work out the way I wanted ;(
So I had to twist my head, and find something else to make...and after twisting and turning my already-mad- 24-calender-pieces, it suddenly struck me :)

Please exuse the bad pictures - the calender is 1 m long, and the day light now days really suck!
Click on the pics, and it'll make them bigger, so you can take a better look at the details :)

A diamond shaped, lanterne-like, hanging calendar!

The calendar is made out of 24 triangle shaped cornets, in 4 different sizes - glued together into 4 diamond shaped storeys. The diamonds are mounted together on a long peece of ribbon, with a image on the top (with a christmas carol on the back), and a snowflake at the bottom (with my signature on the back).
The idea to the triangle shaped cornets, did I find in a paperpad from K&Company - Paper Boxes.

All the materials I've used to make the calendar, can be bought at Unik Hobby, and are marked with a link, to where it can be bought in the web-store!

All the patterned papers are from Kaiser Craft - Dear Santa & Belle Collections, and are used together with 2 shades of red Bazzill cardstock, 2 shades of green cardstock and 2 shades of beige cardstock.

The cute image from Stampavie; Gillian Roberts' "Nativity", is masked together with a christmas carol stamp from Stempelglede. All stamps are stamped with Archival Ink - Coffee.
I've coloured the image with Distress Ink Refills on 200 g Aquarellpaper, and mounted it on brown Bazzill cardstock. All the circles are punched out with Spellbinders dies.
I've embellished "every" peece of the calendar with beautiful roses and rosebuds, georgeous charms and pretty pearls (from Kort & Godt). The ivory coloured roses and the "cutie's" halo, have got some golden glitter on too ;)

The numbers are cut out with QK Mademoiselle Alphabet, in brown Bazzill cardstock. They're painted with Ranger Crackle Accents, and mounted on circles of patterned paper and beige Bazzill cardstock.
For the handles on the hatches, I've used some red satin string.

On the bottom circle, I've stamped a beautiful snowflake from Stempelglede, and it's also embellished with a rose and some pearls.
Both the top and the bottom of the ribbon, are embellished with pearls and spacers from my own stash.

Hope you like what you've seen?

Now, head over to the Unik Hobby Web-store, to do some serious shopping :)

♥ Thank you so much for visiting! ♥

Hugs, Lena Katrine


Sketchy Colors Challenges

2 more days to go before the first challenge :)
1 more day before the candy-drawing ;)

torsdag 26. november 2009

Papertakes Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers

Papertakes Weekly Challenge this week is to make something for christmas - Christmas Crackers:)
After seeing lots of beautiful apron cards, I just had to give it a try myself :)

Template found at Claudia Rosa's blog Pretty Pressings.
Stamp and Cut-out-tags from Norsk Stempelblad.
Patterned paper from My Minds Eye.
Roses, ribbon and charms from Unik Hobby.
Other things: Bazzill - Cardstock, Eyelets, MS - Frond Punch.
Only three more days to go - first challenge to be on Sunday 29th :)
Will it be a sketch or a color???

There is still time to join our candies too - just click on the banner, and you'll end up in the challenge blog :)

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments about the Sketchy Color blog - We're so looking forward to seeing you there; Sunday at 9 am!

♥ Have a creative and wonderful day ♥

søndag 22. november 2009

Sketchy Colors

Remember I told you on friday, that I had some news for you??
Well, It's now official - A new challenge blog is born!
Just click on the picture above, and you'll end up in the Sketchy Color Challenge Blog!
We are 4 grown-up (?) girls, who have decided to start our own challenge blog - based on mainly sketches and color challenges.
We will publish a new challenge every sunday morning at 9 am - starting next sunday
29th of November!
But to celebrate the grand opening - and of course to spread the words about our challenge blog, we're kicking off with some awesome Blog Candy!!

Sneek-peek of No.1

Sneek-peek of No.2

So, please head over to Sketchy Colors - to find out more about the blog, the candy, our challenges, our sponsors and the DT!
We're looking forward to "see" you at Sketchy Colors ;)

fredag 20. november 2009

DT Sukkersött Challenge #62

Another friday - and the whole weekend off ;) Yey!!!
But first - friday also means that Sukkersott is having theire Challenge #62 ready for you!
This friday, we have a great sketch for you to follow, a GD of the week, and another beautiful price - sponsored by Motivet!!!

Motivet has kindly sponsored everyone in the DT also, with a georgeous stamp each.
Even though my time in the Sukkersott DT ends with this challenge, I've really enjoyed using my adorable Motivet-stamp, to make this christmas box - using this weeks Sukkersott sketch ;)

Size: 15 x 15 x 6 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Coffee for stamping, Distress Ink - Weathered Wood for shading, Distress Ink - Refills for colouring.
Stamps: Motivet - Children Caroling, Stempelglede - Sentiment on the front, Papirloftet - Notes, Kort & Godt - Sentiment inside.
Papers: Ladybug & Friends - Julefryd "Juleglede", Bazzill - Deep red and Vanilla Cardstock, Aquarellpaper 200 g.
Embellies: Papirloftet - Roses, Wild Orchid Crafts - Rosebuds, Unik Hobby - Ribbon and Charm, Prima - Bling, Poinsettas.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nestabilities Petite Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle, EK Suksess - Leaf- and Corner Punch.
Thank you to everyone, who have followed me during my time in the Sukkersött DT! ♥
I'll be back soon with some exiting news, until then - have a splended weekend ;)

fredag 13. november 2009

DT Sukkersött #61

Another friday, and Sukkersott is ready with Challenge #61!
This time we would like you to make a christmas tree decoration ;)
Minnehjørnet/"byEvy" has kindly sponsored us with this weeks price, and did also sponsor the whole DT with a beautiful stamp each ;)

You can visit the talented designer behind the byEvy-stamps, at Evy Kristin's blog, and you can buy them at Minnehjørnet's webshop. You can also take a look at all the byEvy stamps, and her georgeous Christmas-paper collection, among with other inspiration too, in the Minnehjørnet's Design Blog.

Head over to the Sukkersott blog, to take a peek at this weeks challenge and price, and take a look at the rest of the DT's great christmas tree decorations :)

This is my christmas tree decoration, with one of Evy Kristin's fun and cute snowmen stamps - a small basket filled with chocolate ;)

Size: 10 x 10 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Coffee & Cobalt for stamping, Distress Ink -Weathered Wood for shading, Distress Ink - Refills for colouring.
Stamps: by Evy/Minnehjørnet - Image, Stempelglede - Sentiment.
Paper: Inkido - Patterned Paper for the sides and the punched snowflakes, Bazzill - Blue Shimmer & light blue Canvas Cardstock, Aquarellpaper 200 g.
Embellies: Prima - bling, Unik Hobby - Silver hearts & Ribbon, Ranger - Stickles "Frosted Lace" & "Diamond", Deco Art - Snow Writer, Silver tread.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nestabilities Classic & Scalloped Squares, Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch, Grey pen for faux stitching.

♥ Thanks for visiting - have a nice day! ♥

søndag 8. november 2009

Stamp with Fun - Challenge #31

Stamp with Fun latest Challenge #31, is to make a card with a scene. Since we're celebrating Fathers Day today here in Norway, I was planing to create a card for my dad, with a nature image on it. So I grabbed my few Stampscape stamps, and made this pocket-card for him ;)

Card recipe:
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black and Distress Ink - Weathered Wood.
Stamps: Stampscape - 4 images (sky, hut/trees, birds and fence), Norsk Stempelblad AS - sentiments.
Papers: MM - patterned paper, Bazzill - Blue and Black Cardstock, White sketchpaper.
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts - Roses and Rosebuds, Ribbon, Eyelets and a charm.
Tools: QK - CC Labels, EK Suksess - Leaf Punch.
♥ Thank you so much, for visiting and leaving me sweet comments! ♥

fredag 6. november 2009

DT Sukkersött Challenge #60 & More news!

Another friday - Another new Challenge #60 at Sukkersõtt ;)
This time we want you to make an altered project along with a matching card. You're not allowed to alter any square/rectangle box, otherwise you're free to make anything you want ;)

Why 2 things to make, you say? Because we're having 2 amazing prices of course ;)
This week we're sponored by Patternscape, and even the whole DT got some beautiful papers to play with ;) Head over to the Sukkersõtt blog, and take a look at all the beautiful stuff the DT's made, and to take a peek at the fantastic 2 prices!!

I've altered a tin box, that used to be the packing of some make-up-stuff, and turned it into a money box, by punching a crack in it. And of course I've made a card to match the box too ;)
The money box and the card, is a gift to one of my colleague's newborn baby - a little girl named Eline;) Of course there'll be some money inside the box too ;)

Card recipe:
Size: Box; 7,5 x 9,5 cm, Card; 9 x 9 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Cobalt for stamping, Distress Ink - Tea Dye & Antique Linen for shading, Distress Ink - Refills for colouring.
Stamps: Unknown - Image (borrowed from my friend Nina ;), Papirloftet - Sentiments.
Papers: Patternscape - Elle Melle, Bazzill - Yellow and Peach Cardstock, Aquarellpaper 200 g.
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts - Roses and Rosebuds, Kort & Godt - Pearls, Unik Hobby - Golden Hearts, Ribbon, and Golden Tread.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nestabilities Circles, Scalloped Circles, Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals.
I'm so exited to share some more news with you...
A few weeks ago, I was asked by Marlene, if I would like to become a GDT member of Unik Hobby!!! Did I say yes?? Oh yeh, without blinking!!!
I'm so exited about this, and I'm already working on my first GDT project ;)
Thank you Marlene, for having me on your amazingly talented team!

♥ Thank you for visiting, and have a great weekend! ♥

søndag 1. november 2009

DT Ett trykk - Trykkpressa November & Some news

October has gone, and it's my turn to set the November Challenge at Trykkpressa ;)
Some of us have already began our christmas preparations, and for those who have'nt, now is your shot ;)
This time at Trykkpressa's November Challenge, we want you to make a christmas project!
You have to include the colours red and white, and we want to see a sentiment as the main "image" on the front of your project.

This is my christmas card, in the colours red and white, and with a sentiment as the main "image" on the front:

Card recipe:
Size: Archival Ink - Russet
Stamp: Norsk Stempelblad AS - Christmas Sentiment inside
Papers: MME - The Merry Days of Christmas "Pajama Plaid", Bazzill - White & Red Cardstock
Embellies: Norsk Stempelblad AS - Cut Out Christmas Tags (used on the front), Kort & Godt - Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts - Roses, Unik Hobby - Charm, Nille - Ribbon, eyelets
Tools: Martha Stewart - Border- and Snowflake Punches, Black Pen for faux stitching
And so, to the news ;)
I discovered that I'm on the Scrappehuset's Scrap Walk for October!!! Yey!
I'm so honoured and happy ;)
Thank you so much Linn, for picking this card of mine, to be on the Scrap Walk!
And, thank you Maya, for letting me know about this;)

AND some days ago, I was suppriced by reciving this amazingly georgeous KAOS-award from my best friend, and the truly magnificent paperartist; Maya!! She really brought a tear to my eye with this award - because of three reasons:
First - I was really suppriced by getting an award like this, that is so personal and meaningful!
Second - The award is simply creatively beautiful, in design, colours, image and embellies!
Third - The personal words on the back, hit my heart so deep, that I will keep it as a treasure always!
Thank you so much, my dear friend!

Is'nt this just adorably beautiful??

I'll be back later, with my KAOS-awards, and who's gonna get them ;)

I wish you all a beautful day! ♥

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