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Friday, November 12, 2010

Card for a boy or young man

I made this card for my nephew when he turned 18 years in September.
It's folder card made with papers and tag from Panduro. Their paper line which came earlier this autumn is wonderful.

The letters are also from Panduro.

The tag was made so I could write a personal message on the reverse side.

This is the back of the card. The photo was turned on the side when I uploaded it to the blog.

Today we had really wet snow coming down. I got a hint of christmas feeling tonight, so now I sit here with a cup of nice tea listening to christmas music!! :) Normally I await the christmas music till the first day of advent. This year I have even made the advent candles several weeks in advance. And I have started to buy some candies for my boys' advent calendars. I haven't bought all 48 gifts yet, but nearly one third is ready.

I hope you all will have a great evening and weekend.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristin :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long time

I am still alive and kicking, and I do make a card from time to time. But I haven't had much spare time to actually sit down and upload anything to my blog. Now I decided that I just had to show I'm still around here.

I made this card for a boy. My son wanted to go to a birthdayparty and I didn't have any cards in my box. So I just had to make a really quick card.

On the inside I made a pocket to put some money in.

Have a nice start of a new week. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Kristin :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I made some menus for my customer who ordered both the invitations and placecards. I hadn't thought of how to make some menus to go with the placecards. I wanted to repeat the scalloped ovals and I wanted a pretty easy design. I didn't want the menu to be to dominant on the table together with the placecards.

Have a great day where you are. Thanks for looking.

Kristin :)

Monday, September 20, 2010


I have loved knitting since I was pretty young, but after I had my own children I suddenly found that it was a hazzle to put it away every time I had to help one of my sons. So after several years without any knitting-projects I started knitting again this summer. I am so proud of this knittid pillow. I totally enjoyed the project and I think I will make at least one more. :)

Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I was asked to make two confirmationcards for two girls. I decided to use this tag stamp from Kort  & Godt Hobby. I think it's such an easy stamp to use on a card. It makes the whole card easy to decorate. I haven't used much stash but have use a grunge stamp from Stempelglede to decorate the edges.

I didn't want to make two different cards because I was in a bit of hurry. So I have only changed the name so that each card is more personal.

On the inside I made a pocket so the customer could put money in it.

On the back I have decorated with another stamp from Stempelglede.

Today we have had great weather. A bit chilly in the shade, because it's definetly autumn. But we have had sun all day long, and it was warm enough to sit outside on the terrace when we ate our dinner. I guess the days will soon bring us colder weather.

In two weeks I am going to New York!! I am really looking forward to that. :)
I hope to find a store selling scrapbooking stuff. If you know of any, please let me know name and address. :)

Friday, September 03, 2010

Place cards

A customer ordered a bunch of place cards to a party. Here's the lot. 16 all together.

Here's how the card look like up close. The swirls are made by a Whiff of Joy stamp and is stamped with silver. I used the computer to print the names, and then cut out the ovals with some dies from Spellbinders.

This is how the card is standing.

This was the invitation I made for the same customer. I have used the same style of ovals as on the belt/closure of the card. The swirls are stamped in silver also here.

I hope you will have a great week-end. I have to leave for work now :)

Kristin :)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

New home

I made this card my sister. She and her family moved to a new house last year, but I visited their new home for the first time this summer.

I saw this smart way of making a card in a book I found in the library. It's a tag and an envelope.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristin :)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Some old sewing projects

This is hanging on our bathroom door.

Drawstringbag for a sewing project.

Needle cushions in different patchwork patterns.

A small bag for some sewing notions.

All the projects are handsewn. Also the zipper on the little bag.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Kristin :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another old quilting project

This is a pillowcase.
Also this project is hand pieced and hand quilted.
This is one of my first projects as I started making quilts.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Old quilting project

This is a quilt I made for my best friend when she got married in 2002, but she got the quilt about a year later :)
It is all hand pieced together, and I have handquilted it.
I love the colours of it.
I think my friend has used it both as a tablecloth and a wallhanging.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Birthdaycard for a sister

I made this card for my sister.
I love this butterfly die from QuicKutz.
The design is one I have seen on a card I received from a blogfriend some time back. I must say though that this card is not as pretty as the one I tried to copy.

Today my sons and my husband are leaving me. Luckily only for the week-end. I will stay home with my two dogs. And I will have a girly week-end. I have planned to make a couple of cards and I will watch a couple of girly movies. Maybe I'll fit in some reading too. And if I still have some time left I will clean the house.

Have a great friday, folks. Thanks for looking.

Hugs, Kristin :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two tags and a puppy :)

I was giving a little something as a summergift for my nephews living in Germany, and I made this tag to go with the little gift. I have had this Zorro-sticker for ages (since my own sons were younger) and it was perfect for this quick tag.

My sister had lent me a book and when I gave it back I put this tag on to say "thank you for letting me borrow it".

For those of you reading my blog more regularly you might remember me writing about my oldest dog. She got bone cancer and we had to put her to sleep end of July. Really sad, and she is truly missed.
But we saw that our other dog was sad as well, as she was missing her older "sister". And since we have loved to have two dogs around us we decided to look for another puppy.
Three days later we drove a long way to pick up our new puppy. She was 8 weeks old and we chose to name her Ilke. She's got one blue eye and one brown eye.

On this picture she is 8 weeks old.

Here she is closer to 10 weeks old and she has started to like to play with her older "sister".

Our life is almost back to normal now. Boys are back to school and I have my normal routine. Waking up 6 a.m. is not my favourite, but it is quite okay when I've gotten used to it again. With the puppy in the house it's not possible to sleep any longer anyway, since she is wide awake and tormenting her "sister" at this time every morning.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good luck

One of my colleagues was about to move to another part of the company we are working for. I will not have the pleasure of working with her anymore. To wish her good luck with her new job I gave her this card, and a small heart.

I wished her good summer-vacation as well.

The summer is definetly over here. It's raining today, and yesterday I think we had the coldest temperature in the morning for a long, long time. Soon it's time to put away my summerclothes. :)

Thanks for looking. Have a nice day.

Kristin :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Thank you..."

"...for letting me borrow your book!"

I borrowed a book from a friend of mine in December 2008. I gave it back to her June 2010, with a tag saying thank you.

The book was "The Kite Runner", and I had great pleasure reading it. If you haven't read this book I would highly recommend it. I saw the film afterwards and it was good. But the book was ten times better!!

Have a great Monday.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Hugs, Kristin :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tag for a winebottle

This is a tag I made instead of a card when we went to celebrate a friend of us turning 50 years.
There's a pocket on the front of the tag where I have put some small tags. I forgot to take pictures of them!
The name is made with a QuicKutz alphabet.

Today we are going for a concert. My youngest son is playing his flute in this orchestra!!

Thanks for looking.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs, Kristin :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Boys' birthdaycards again

Super simple birthdaycards for boys. My eldest son was invited for a double birthday celebration and I had to make some cards in a hurry. The papers were from my scrapbox, and the numbers are grungeboard.
I made a pocket on the inside to put som money in.

My vacation is over and I have been back for work for three days now. It seems like everyone is still away so the days have been really quite.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate every comment I get, so if you have time please send me some words :-)

Hugs, Kristin

Friday, July 16, 2010

Booklet and card in one

This is a booklet I made for a friend of mine. She had lost her mother very sudden and I wanted to give her something that expressed how sorry I was for her.

I used my Bind-It-All-machine for the second time. I had so many ideas that included using the BIA-machine before I bought it, but after I had my very own I just haven't had the time or energy to use it.

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Hugs, Kristin :)