Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Storing stamps


This is how I store my rubber stamps. :)

I stamp the images and then laminate the paper. I'm using Color Copy 200g, but you can use any paper as long as it's heavy enough. (The stamps get quite heavy when you fill the page! ) 

I put them in binders, which can be easily stored on a shelf above my work space. Easy to reach for when I need them, and easy to flip through the binder to find the right stamp, or just to get inspired! . :)

My laminating machine is a cheap Peach Photo Laminator A4 Silver Line,
bought years ago, but still gets the job done.



















Thanks for stopping by!
Ruth :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

A card for Unitys Friends with flair



Here's a card I've made for Friends with Flair, over at the Unity blog. :)




For this card I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Company. 
The bird is from a past KOM kit, Strength & Dignity, and the round 
scalloped stamp is from the Blossom Stackers kit. The Blossom Stackers can be used with 
the Blossom Tags & Accents die set from Spellbinders, as you can see on my card. :)


The text is from Papirloftet.
I've also used Rose Leaves Signature Dies, from Joanna Sheen, 
and Prima Say it in Crystals.





And here's a little tutorial on how I made the flowers. :)


Use 2 different sizes of the Retro flower punch, from EK Success and punch out
lots of flowers from cardstock. I used Bazzill Smoothie Walnut Cream.

Use a pair of decorative edge scissors on the edges of the petals.



I used brown Memento ink and a Paperbag Studios stamp.


Use a sponge or blending tool and apply Broken China Distress ink, 
or any other color or ink you would like.


Lightly mist the flowers, and crumble them. 
Mist again, and let them dry for a while.

When they are almost completely dry, open them up.



Put one flower on top of the other, and glue it in place. 
Place it on a soft surface and use a pointy tool to press down in the middle.
Add several layers, at least 3


To make the center place one flower face down. Add some glue in the center and
on the petals. Press the tool down in the middle, and lift the petals up, one by one, and
fold them tightly around the tool.

Put some glue on the flower you already made, and add the center.


Add some Vintage Photo Distress ink with the blending tool, and you're done! :) 



Thanks for stopping by! :)


Ruth






Monday, April 14, 2014

For our living room wall

I've made this for our living room wall. 


I really like this quote! 

I've used Panduro cardstock and QuicKutz to make the buttons.
The text is printed on our Canon iX6550.
Size: 43x43cm.



Ruth :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stjerner 3


Her er kort nr 3 til Ett Trykks stjerneutfordring.





Denne gangen ble det et enkelt one layer card.
Jeg liker så godt å stemple på kraftkartong og fargelegge med
fargeblyanter, jeg synes det passer så godt til enkle kort,
og jeg synes fargene kommer så godt frem.

Jeg har brukt Gorjuss girls stempel, og fargelagt med Faber-Castell Classic Colorpencils.
Teksten er fra Kreativ Hobby. 
Har også brukt stjernedie fra QuicKutz.

Ser nå at jeg har glemt å fargelegge stjernene på skoene hennes, men de skal bli hvite,
akkurat som stjernene på kjolen hennes. ;)


Takk for besøket! :)

Stjerner 2

Kort nummer to, til Ett Trykks ufordring Stjerner.




Jeg tapet washitape på en bit kartong, og trykket ut en stjerne med Spellbinders die.
Teksten er fra Norsk Stempelblad.

Knappen har egentlig samme farge som den mørk rosa tapen med prikker, men fargen ble ikke helt riktig på bildet. Den har også noen streker med glitter inni.

Ruth :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Stjerner

Her er et enkelt babykort til Ett Trykks utfordring Stjerner.



Jeg har stemplet på Bazzill Kraft og fargelagt med Faber Castell fargeblyanter.
Bamsen er fra et utgått stempelsett fra C.C. Designs (Tidligere All That Scraps).
Teksten er fra Kort og Godt.
Jeg har også brukt dies fra Magnolia, Spellbinders og QuicKutz, og scrappers floss fra Karen Foster.

Takk for at du stakk innom! :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a fleece blanket..

Well, not anymore! ;)

Made this from a fleece blanket, and som leftover fabric from a summer dress I made. :)



Ruth. :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New card, Heidi with Kitty



This is Heidi with Kitty, a digistamp from C.C. Designs. I've colored her with my Faber-Castell Clasic Colour Pencils.

I've also used dies from Spellbinder, Magnolia and Joanna Sheen.

The paper is from My Minds Eye, and the text stamp is from Kort i Hodet.

I made a dot pattern with Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ruth :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

My second card for the C.C. Designs Monthly Challenge #6

I made another card for the C.C. Designs Monthly Challenge #6



This time I used C.C. Designs Cupcake Kiki La Rue DIGI Image and coloured her with my Faber-Castell colour pencils. The cupcakes is from the C.C. Designs Cutters Sweet Treats Set Die. The text is from Norsk Stempelblad. I have also used Spellbinder dies, ribbon, Kaiser Craft pearls, and papers from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine.

The colours on this photo and the one of the previous card isn't right, but I couldn't get them any better.


Ruth :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

C.C. Designs Monthly Challenge #6 :)

It's been a while since my last card, and I always find it easier to get startet when I have a challenge to play along with. This time I chose the C.C. Designs Monthly Challenge #6. :)



I used C.C. Designs Sweet Kiki La Rue DIGI Image and coloured her with my Faber Castell Classic Colour pencils. (Still my favourite! ;) )

I also used the C.C. Designs Cutters Curly-Q Border Die and the icecream is from the C.C. Designs Cutters Sweet Treats Set Die which is retiring, so hurry up if you want it! :)

I've also used a Magnolia die for the leaves, Bazzill cardstock and paper from Karen-Marie Klip and the text is from Norsk Stempelblad.


Thanks for stopping by!
Ruth. :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ny monsterbukse

6-åringen min ville ha ny monsterbukse, da den andre var blitt for liten.
Kjøpte garn forrige lørdag, og startet strikkeprosjektet lørdagskvelden. I går (lørdag) var jeg ferdig!
Hadde regnet med å bruke laaaang tid, så jeg er veldig overrasket over at jeg greide det på bare en uke! :)



Buksen er strikket i Mor Åse superwash, pinne 3,5.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

10-årsjubileum på Scrapping.no

Her er to kort jeg har laget til utfordringene på Scrapping.no i forbindelse med 10-årsjubileet.

Til oppgave nr 10, tørrembossing og glitter har jeg laget dette julekortet:

Fuglestempelet er fra Unity Stamp Companys October kit, Oh Christmas Tree
Tekststempelet er fra Ett Trykks juleplate 2B. De hvite snøfnuggene er stempel fra Provo Craft.
Jeg har embosset med QK GooseBumpz Sunburst.
Har også brukt McGill granbar punch (og den gikk i stykker.. :'(   ) 
halvperler, mini snøfnugg punch fra Notabene, tag, bånd og Stickles.



Kort til oppgave nr 2, julekort uten fargen rød:

Julekulene er også fra Unity Stamp Company, Oh Christmas Tree.
Det lille stempelet, Gledelig jul, tror jeg er fra Papirloftet.
Har stemplet julekulene med Prima chalk,
og pyntet dem med halvperler og rhinestones fra Kaiser Craft.
Har brukt sølv Stickles som tråd til kulene, og rundt kanten av panelet.



Ruth :)







Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Simon Says Stamp challenge

Here's my entry to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Wednesday Challenge



These are the products I've used:


Spellbinders Label One
Spellbinders BLOSSOM TAGS & ACCENTS
Memory Box Chloe Stem
Unity Stamp Company Insightful Meadows
Bazzill Canvas cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa
Distress Ink Pad antique linen
Distress Ink Pad vintage photo

I have also used some fabric, ribbon and paper scraps, and a text stamp from Norsk Stempelblad.


Have a nice day! :)

Tag, you're it!

Here's a tag I've made for The Unity Company Tag challenge on Facebook.
You can find the group here: UNITY {show & tell}  :)


I have used the Dream with your heart kit. 

I've painted the girl and the flowers with Twinkling H2Os. The tag is colored with Distress ink pads. 

The heart is a chipboard button from Fancy Pants. I painted it with white gesso, and Twinkling H2Os. Before the paint was completely dry I dabbed some paper on it to remove some of the paint. 

I've also used som ribbons, lace and pearls.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!
Ruth :o)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday challenge

Here's my entry for the Paper Piecing challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog.



I have used Hello Ian from The Greeting Farm. 
His hat is paper pieced. 
The papers are from the Rustic stack by DCWV. 
I have colored Ian with my Faber-Castell pencils. 
The tag is from QuicKutz, and the tiny hearts on the tag is from the Katie Skinni Mini alphabet, also by QuicKutz. 

I used the QK Diamond single die, and folded the diecuts in half over a piece of Scrappers floss, to make the banner.
The text is from Norsk Stempelblad.

The adorable border punch with hearts and scallops is from Søstrene Grene.


Thank you for stopping by! :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Garden Variety Tuesday challenge



Here's a card I made for a sketch challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog. :)




I've used the super cute deer from the Forest Friends set from The Greeting Farm.

Just for fun, I coloured it with a gel pen with glitter, and used water to paint over the ink. I think it worked out very well! You don't always need expencive markers or paints to get a fun result! :)

The paper is from my Minds Eye, and the text stamp is from Norsk Stempelblad. The diecuts in the corners are made with an old Cuttlebug die.


(I couldn't get the colours right in the photo, but this is the best I could do. Just imagine it looks a little bit prettier.. ;) )


Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend! :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Penny Black


This stamp is Pash, by Penny Black. 
The text is from Kreativ Hobby.



Ruth :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tilda med maskros


This is Tilda med maskros, from Magnolia. 
The text is from Norsk Stempelblad. (I'm thinking of you)

Coloured with Faber-Castell Classic Colour Pencils.


Ruth :)

One layer cards, again!


This is Mr. Billingsworth, from Eat Cake Graphics. 
The text is from Ankas Design. 
I've also used an old QuicKutz die, to make the buttons. They're highlighted 
with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.



Here's Granny Gertz, from Eat Cake Graphics. 
I've used the same text by Ankas Design. 
Translatet it means something like "Ok, you're growing older, but you'll never grow up"
Rubons by KaiserCraft.



Ruth :)




Thursday, July 11, 2013

Papertake Weekly Challenge, Old, New, Borrowed or Blue.

This is for The Papertake Weekly Challenge Old, New Borrowed or Blue

I have used something old, something new and blue colours.


The Superstar stamp is from Purple Onion Designs. 
I got it years ago, when the kit club Self Addressed was up and running. 
(I really, really miss Self Addressed! :'( )

The star border is from Megilo and is also old. 

I've stamped with different Prima Chalk ink pads, which are new. 
This is my first project using them, and I already know I need more of them! ;-) 

The camera is from a Spellbinders set called Snapshot, which is also new.

Smil, (not a typo, but smile in Norwegian) is written with old Thickers.


I drew the decorative corners with a pen I "borrowed" from my computer desk. ;P




Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day! :)