Saturday, January 31, 2009
I've had this song by Bjørn Eidsvåg (a Norwegian song writer) in my head for a long time now. It is called "D e du de" which translates "That is you" and is about the relationship between two people who know each other and still loves each other even though they have sides the other one doesn't like.
My husband and I have known each other for 19 years and we have had our ups and down, but still we stick together and we love each other. It seems like we get better for each year passing. I love my husband, and am amazed that he still loves me even though I have acted horrible, and sometimes can be really selfish, and just plain disgusting. This lay-out is for him to thank him for coping with me!
I have written small pieces of the lyrics around on the lay-out. (You can find the whole song here.) The pictures were originally in colours but I changed them to black & white because they went better together this way. And I love b&w-pics.
This is a bit of the lyrics, it is written in Bjørn Eidsvåg's dialect (from Bergen), and it translates: "One could believe the heaven had sent you, the best thing that ever happened to me".The embellishment. The gem flower is stuck with a Ka-Jinker. Fun to use, but difficult!
I have had a busy week. A lot to do both at job and at home. Haven't had much time to make anything crafty, except this lay-out. I still have a lot of cards I have to make so I hope everything will slow down soon. Next week I'll have a class in my shop so I have to at least make some models for that.
Tomorrow my whole family are going on a trip by car. We are going to visit someone who has puppies for sale.... Yes, we do have a dog already, but we would love to have another one :) But tomorrow we'll just have a look!! I'll take some pics!
Have a great week-end!
Hugs, Kristin :)
Monday, January 26, 2009
The Marie Antoinette award I received from Gro
This is both from Line and Inger Marie
And same goes with this, also from Line and Inger Marie
And last but not least, this is from Inger Marie
Have a great day!
The image on my christmascard I've had for a while. I borrowed some stamps from a friend of mine and I coloured it in as well, but then I didn't use it. Now I found it I wanted to use it on this card. It is such a jolly snowman that it makes me smile when I look at it :)
The christmasdecorations on the left are also stamps from my friend.
The text is a stamp from KH Design.
Papers from Doodlebug Design. Insides made easy.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I got this fun photo challenge from Marte today. Here is what I have to do:
- Open the folder "my pictures".
- In the 6th folder, take the 6th picture and post it on your blog.
- Write something about the picture.
- Challenge 6 new people to join this challenge.
- Put a link in their blog to let them know they are challenged.
My photo is a pic of my son's hand when he was about to draw a winner of my first blog candy.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I have used both text and images from Whiff of Joy. On the dark green panel on the left I have stamped some figures with Versamark. On the light green panel on the right I have stamped a figure with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) but you can hardly see it on the photo.
I have put some glitterglue on the small light-green hearts on top of the big dark-green and purple hearts, and also on the dark-green small hearts at the bottom. The insides are decorated with some punched out hearts.
I have used the sweet stamp "Oakley with hot chocolate" from Whiff of Joy as the image. I love this image. The text stamp is also from Whiff of Joy. The papers are from 3ndypapir, their christmascollection.
The swirls above the text is a rhinestone sticker from Panduro. The gems in the corners are from my stash. Inside I have made the folders to put a tag inside on the right side and some images on the left side.
I started to make this card for the Sukkersøtt challenge last week (Vintage). But I didn't have enough time to finish the card on time, so then I decided to use it for the ABC Challenge. I am not entirely satisfied with it but I just couldn't put my finger on what I could do to make it better.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I have used one of the lovely stamps from Whiff of Joy. The calendar stamp is from Norsk Stempelblad. Paper from Basic Grey. I have embossed the dark green cardstock with an QK-folder. Button, gems, flower and lace from stash. Punched out hearts in two different sizes. The white paper is from my drawing book.
I have used the last scraps of the Basic Grey paper to decorate the back.
My christmascard with an image from Panduro (I received it from Dorte). I have heat embossed white snowflakes on the red cardstock, and on the green cardstock I have dry embossed some snowflakes and then wiped my distress ink pad over it to make them show better. The tag is stamped with a text stamp from Papirgleder. The snowflake and the snowman are buttons from my stash. Paper from DCWV. Letter stamps from Panduro to write the text (Merry christmas 2009).
I made the insides really simple with punched out stars and red cardstock.
The back with another star and my personal stamp.
We had snow falling all yesterday and now it is enough for the kids to play a lot and to go skiing. We had to shuffle snow from our driveway three times in order to keep it okey. My dog loves to play and jump in the snow and is eager to go outside. I am eager to bring my camera outdoors to take some nice winterpictures. Hopefully it will not change to rain because then it will turn into icey roads, and the snow from the trees will disappear.
Friday, January 16, 2009
This adorable award I got from Myrt. She gave the whole Just christmas and birthdaycards' DT-team this beauty and I am honoured to be on this team!! Thanks a lot, Myrt!
The above award is called 'The Marie Antoinette' a Real Person, a Real Award. The rules are:
1. Link to the person who gave you the award
2. Nominate 7 more persons
3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award
4. Post the award on your blog
This is such a beauty and I would have given it to all my visitors, but I have decided I want to give it to:
Aud, Marte, Hanne, Heidi, Vanessa, Carmen and Heather.
- Put the award on your blog
- Link the person you received your award from
-You can give the award to how many as you want
- Put links of those blogs on yours
-Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated
I have given away this award a couple of times before and this time I'v decided to give it to no specific person.
The rules are like this:
1. Put a link on your blog from whom you got it.
2. Give it to 5 new blogs (which in their turn have to give it to 5 new blogs).
3. Put a link on your blog to those blogs you give it to.
4. Give the blogs you give the award to a note that you have given them this award.
5. Write 5 things you are addicted to
I want to give this award to:
All my visitors who haven't received it yet. Please grab it and put it on your blog as a thank you from me!!
Have a great Friday evening everyone! You are making my day everytime you visit my blog and especially when you leave me a comment!!
Hugs, Kristin :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I have used a text stamp from PB and I have made a background of it on pink cardstock. The butterfly is from Anita's, it's coloured in using Twinkling H20. I have embossed the brown cardstock with an embossing folder from QK. The scalloped circle is also from QK. Ribbon from my stash. Inside with punched out stars on pink squares.
The stamp is from Tove Design. Letters are QK-Metro, it says "Good book".More QK letters. It says "Even's bookmark".
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have used a stamp from Panduro as the image. The text stamp is from Aud Design.Insides: Back:
I have used both image and text stamp from Whiff of Joy. The paper is Basic Grey. Buttons from my stash.Insides:
Well, that aside, I do have some other project I can show you instead! And they have to do with christmas, both of them!
This is a box I made for a girl's birthdayparty-class just before christmas. I was asked to make something the girls could giveaway for christmas but not a christmas-card. The mother asked for a box or a bag or something like that because then the girls could put a small gift inside it for a girlfriend.
The box is made out of template. I had drawn the whole thing on the cardbord for the girls to cut out. I had even made score-lines where they were supposed to fold. After they had glued the box together they decorated it like this one. I made them rip the papers and it seemed like they found that a bit difficult because they were afraid to rip the wrong places. But it all ended well!
The other side... (the text says "Don't look before Christmas Eve!")
The other project was a bag, one of those plain brown ones. I made them decorate it like this on the front...