søndag 13. april 2014

21087 - New challenge at The Studio Challenges!

First, I want to applogize for not having anything new to show for two weeks. Life has provided me with some bad energy sucking issues, and my mojo just had a serious melt down. In fact, it has been so bad, that I have decided to step down from any DT commitments (except TSC) from May 1th. That said, unless life punches me in the face again, I'll be back before you know it - my energy level is increasing, and the mojo sneaking upon me. Until then, you have to deal with the fact that this blog will be updated on irregular bases for a while. Thank you for listening to me ranting :-)


Anyway, we have a new challenge for you at The Studio Challenges:

Todays challenge is all about numbers 
Todays challenge is to create a layout including numbers, whether its your title, journaling or both would be even better!

Here is how I cracked the case:

Patterned paper & banner: Basic Grey. Alpha: AC. Other embellies: Freckled Fawn

My youngest son (11 YO) has a crush on soft guns ATM. I find the tiny plastic bullets all over the house - so annoying. I hope the crush is over soon...

Some detail photos:

Please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's lovely takes on the challenge and to play along!

tirsdag 1. april 2014

Hidden (The Studio Challenges March sketch)

It's time for a new sketch over at The Studio Challenges:

This sketch inspired me to pull out ink and stamps and PLAY!

My dog, Scoobie, isn't the brightest. She knows she's not allowed on the couch, but she thinks that if she hide her head, I can't see her.
Why the husband doesn't tell her to get off, is another story...

Detail galore:

Stamps:  Close to my heart (stitches), Stampin' Up ("flowers"): Flair: Freckled Fawn. Mask: The Paper Bakery

Patterned Papers, alpha & stickers: Basic Grey. Journaling cards: Jillibean Soup

Large Flower stamp: Club Scrap. Enamel dots: MME

Please link up your layouts to TSC blog by 13th April to be in with a chance of being our guest designer!

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?