lørdag 29. mars 2014

Let's go crazy - CSI#116

I believe every child here in Norway dream of a winter when it's snow enough to take a jump from the roof :-) We din't have enough at home this winter, but some parts of the mountains indeed have!

Here is DS11 when his wish came true:

Cardstock: Bazill (white), ClubScrap (greenish grey). Patterened papers: MME (teal), Panduro (red). Stickers & metal stars: Basic Grey. Epoxy stars & iresin badge: Freckled Fawn. Stamp: Kaisekraft. Alpha: American Craft. Epoxy buttons: Epiphany Crafts. Other metal accents: unknown
The journaling says the same as I did on top of this page :-)

Close up photos:

The metal accent is a badge from a boy bonnet :-)

This layout is made for CSI #114:

How I solved the case:

*Colors: all used
*Evidence: metal, buttons, labels, diagonal cross-hatch pattern
* Testimony: Use song title or lyrics to inspire your journaling ( I used Prince's let's Go Crazy)

As a kid, my parents allowed me to jump from the roof when enough snow, and I can still recall teh feeling of excitement. Have you ever done it?

søndag 16. mars 2014

M@14 - The Studio Challenges' M challenge

The requirement in our next challenge at The Studio Challenges is easy:

M for March - make a layout using the letter M! It could be the title or anything being with M!

This is my son M. He's fourteen. As a toddler he was the Early Morning Bird, but that has changed. If he was allowed to, he would probably sleep all day long (sounds familiar?)

Petterned papers: Pebbles (plaid), Basic Grey (black/teal striped), October Afternoon (grey chevron, cream with teal/grey stripes). Wooden numbers: Freckled Fawn. Patterned chipboard: October Afternoon. Alphas: AC. Mask & badge: The Paper Bakery. Pen: Zig. Duct tape stickers: Pebbles. Stamp: TC Stamp maker

Details: painted wooden numbers, duct tape sticker, paint, stamping etc. I think the clocks on one of the patterned  emphasized my theme perfectly!

The paint splatters are made with a mask (The Paper Bakery) and a pen :-)

Please head over to the The Studio Challenges blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with and to play along!

lørdag 15. mars 2014

Broken - CSI #114

The last month have been all about bone fractures!

DS11 broke his left arm mid ffebruary while using his trick bike, and it was actually on flat asphalt. I was visiting my mum, who is in hospital with a nasty ankel fracture, when my husband called and told he would take the kid to the ER to check out the arm. I couldn't help bursting out laughing, as this was the absolute cherry on top: challenges have lined up for the last few months, and this one was so welcome. NOT.

Luckily this fracture was clean and neat, but the kid had to go through a minor surgery to have some spikes put in temporarely. The photo in my layout is taken before the surgery

Cardstock: ClubScrap. (yellow, green, red), Bazill (black, white). Alpha: SEI. Rubons: Basic Grey. Brads: Kaiserkraft. Metall arrows, resin badge: Freckled Fawn. Buttons & washi: unknown

Close up photo of journaling:

This layout is my example for CSI #114:

How I solved the case:
*Colors: all used
*Evidence: cardstock only (no patterned papers), nymbers, rubons, circles
*Testimony: Write your journaling as a series of questions

It's been a long time since I have used no patterned paper on a layout. What about you?

søndag 9. mars 2014

Celebrating You (card)

I was lucky and won a grab bag full of Chic Tag yummies in December: tags, journaling cards etc.
I have played a lot with in on layouts, but I thought it was time to try them out on cards, too.

Background paper: Glitz Designs. Journaling card, tags & cutouts: Chic Tags.
Wire: my local florist. Owl & ribbon: unknown
 3D foam adds depth to the card, and the wire structure.

The design was taken from Cardabilities sketch #94.

 Isn't this a fun one?

Thank you for taking time to stop by :-)

lørdag 8. mars 2014

No Speedy Recovery (CSI #113)

This is my mum.

She fell of a ladder late January and had some really nasty fractures in the ankel and heel area. She is still in hospital, have had ten surgeries so far and there is still a few more to come to remove steel screews and spikes. Poor mum.

Patterned paper, banner parts & cut outs: MME. Envelope & pin: Websters pages. Metal heart, metal clip & wood veener: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: Basic Grey. Cloth pins: Pebbles. Type writer, ribbons & buttons: unknown

The journaling are details about what the surgeants have done to her ankel and feet, and what the steel construction is all about.

More close up photos:

This layout was made for CSI#113:

How I solved the case:
*Colors: all used
*Evidedence: Ledger paper, cameras, hearts, typewriter, envelope, banner
*Testimony: Zoom in on your photo and tell about a part of your picture

So far in life I only have broken a few ribs, and someback spines, but I never needed surgery, and I'm crossing my fingers it will stay that way. What about you? Anything broken?

torsdag 6. mars 2014

Exterior Design - CSI Special case

This month, CSI has collaborated with the challenge site Archi-scraps and the image and clues are related to this:

Here is my take on it:

Patterned papers: Club Scrap (background), MME (teal), Simple Stories (red), LYB (red), Crate Paper (yellow).
Overlay: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: Basic Grey (white), AC (green). Houses & buttons: unknown. Paint: Panduro

Osterøy is an island on the west coast of Norway and the journaling says: "In older days, they had to use what was found in nature: rocks for the walls and juniper for the coverings"

Detail photo:

How I solved the case:
*Colors: all used
*Evidence: Stripes, decorative border, paint
*Testimony: Document something about architecture

You have until March 28th to play along, and the winner will earn a spot as a Special Investigater (guest designer). Do we see you?

tirsdag 4. mars 2014

Fur Ball (Chic Tags Feb. Sketch Challenge)

Background paper: Crate Paper. Alpha: Jillibean Soup. Twine: the twinery. All others: Chic Tags' february kit

Journaling says: "If her feet weren't black, it would be hard to tell what's up and down on Mercedes"

A close up photo on Mercedes, the cat - the fur ball:

The Chick Tag kits might be designed for pocket scrapping, but I find them perfect for traditional scrapping, too. I cut the cards into pieces, or use just parts of them, to fit my style.

I found inspiration for this layout at the Chic Tags blog: February Sketch It Out:

I loved the blue/pink/grey color combo in their February kit, and it turned out the Crate Paper doilie paper was a perfect match. This was one of the papers I had laying around, thinking "how on earth am I going to use this". I just love when "impossible" papers turns out to be the perfect one.

Thank you for stopping by - you know I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful week!

søndag 2. mars 2014

The Studio Challenges: Scraplift yourself!

This week's challenge at The Studio Challenges:

Scrap lift yourself - take a layout that you loved that's at least a year old and scrap lift yourself!
Please include both your layouts!

I usually scrap with 7,5 * 10 cm photos, but I had this photo I wanted to be larger, 10*15 cm. So I browsed my 2012 layouts to see if I could find a design suited for a larger photo. I picked this layout made in September 2012:

Here is my new layout, featuring my youngest kid (laying in the snow) and his BF laughing about his big failure when attempting to do a trick with his snow toy:

Background paper: AC Dear Lizzy. Other papers: Lily Bee Designs, MME, Lemon Owl, Crate papers, Echo Park. Alpha: Fancy Pants Design. Epoxy stickers, metal clip, flair, wood flags, snowflake brad: Freckled Fawn. Buttons & fiber: unknown. Snowflake dies: LifestyleCrafts

Close up photos/details:

Please visit The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's loveley examples and to play along!

Do you ever scraplift yourself (or others), btw?

lørdag 1. mars 2014

Aarefjorden Cruise Lines (CSI 112)

Aarefjorden (the place I live) Cruise Lines. My kids run it :-) : No all inclusive, no sighseeng. your dream travel agent?

Papers: Cosmo Cricket (yellow), MME (green w/wines), Lemon Owl (blue), Studio Calico (others).
Tags: Chic Tags. Alpha: Doodlebug (large), BG (small). Buttons, twine, arrows: unknown


I got the inspiration from this week's challenge at CSI:

How I solved the case:
*All colors used
*Evidence: Panles, buttons
*Testimony: Dream vacation

Would you hire my kids for your holidays?