onsdag 1. februar 2017

The looooong break - Back with the House of Cards

Hello Peeeps :)

It has been a long break for me. But I am back, and with lots of ispirations stored in my mind and eager to start crafting again. I have bought me a little house on my own and have a new craft room. This I will show off in a blogpost when I am all done there in a short time. I am so pleased with it, and proud.

But now, this month challenge theme, LOVE or color over at the House of Cards.

I choose to dekorate a chocolate box. Norwegian Freia Melkehjerter - Thiny flakes of heart shaped milk chocolate. Yummy. ;)

Why, because I think it is boring to give "just" money or a gift card, so I like to dekorate a chocolate box or something to put the real gift into it.

This is what I do, open the packing all the way to it is completly flat. The container with the chocolate and proctection film, I put in the frigde.... dangerous to have it beside you....  hehe

I cover it all the on the outside, no need for doing ht inside... I cover and cut the paper alonge your "template". Then glue it all together. PST! You need to leave one side open so you can put your chocolate container inside wen your done.

You can use any of your favorite chocolate boxes or other treat boxes.

I like to decorate the inside before I do the the outside. But before I do so, I ink up every egde and corner so I dont see the white egdes of the papers.

Here I have made a pocket for money or a gift card.

Here is a detalje og how it look.
I have used a die sett from Marianne design and it made it more feminin.

I rekomend to stamp on the smaler heart before you glue it to the other panel. When you are happy with your stamping and layering, then glue it to the inside, just glue along the egdes of the V of the heart, leaving top and inside opend.

Tip is to fold some scrap paper and leave it in the pocket to it has dried.

The theme I choose for this box became vintage, a style I often use and like a lot. But you use what ever you like to decorate with.

Here is layer, bling, metals, lace swirls and vintage photo. Doilie napkins and ornamented dies I also used. Pleased with how it all worked together.

Hope it inspired you to make a something fabulous for this months challenge.

 (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

Here is what I have used:
Freiea Melkehjerte box (unfoldet)
Pattern papers - Fabscraps "Victorias's ballet dress c49 003 both sides)
Main motiv photo - Papirdesign - cut out sheets "Vakre damer"
Dises - Lifestyle Crafts - Nesting Circles
Nellie's multi frames - MFD020
Marianne Design Craftables - CR 1225 Hearts
Stamps - Scrappers Choise - confirmation plate "konfirmant"
Lace - unknown
Ribbon - unknown
Bling swirl - Kaisercraft Rhinestone Flourishes Champagne
Metal flowers - Prima
Pink cameo - Nellie Snellen Cameos
Bling flowers - ukjent
Ink - Memento espresso truffle
Everything is layered with - Rx Lim og Glue dots

onsdag 1. juni 2016

End of term bloghop at the House of Cards

Hello everyone!

Can you believe we've are at the end of our fifth term here at House of Cards?! And we're celebrating with a blog hop!

Here is my MixMedia card inspiration for you.

I choos to use stamp from Reverse Confetti one of ours sponsors.

I have played with my Distress ink, water, watercolor paper and gesso.
Love this stamp from the set I recived,
"Friends forever, mainly because you know to much

and you've seen me ugly cry"
Had to make it as a focail point.
Different flowers from WOC.
Wood and heart pins embellishment
Gave the diecut and flowers some strokes of gesso to finished it of.

Happy with the result.

This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


Here is the photo inspiration~

So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it's time, but first we've got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate
REVERSE CONFETTI offers on trend, high quality photopolymer stamps, high quality CONFETTI CUTS steel dies and exclusive paper products to coordinate with our releases…all made in the USA.

Prize: 3 Digital Images
A Day For Daisies provides themed categories of over 1000 digital illustrations, including fairy tales and magical mermaids, cutie kids, vintage illustrations, sentiments and lovely designs for all occasions!

Prize: Prize Package
Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!

Prize: Any three products of your choice!
MHKDesigns is a vintage digital stamp Etsy shop owned and operated by Mynn Kitchen from On A Stampage.  She creates vintage stamp sets and digital paper packs for all your crafting needs.  Contact her with any requests you have at mhkdesigns.etsy@gmail.com!

And now, here's your hop order~

You are hereMerethe ---------------

Now get to hoppin'!  Your next stop is Merlinas's Blog!  

Don't forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  

HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

Enter these challenges:

2/6-16 Allsorts challenge - Week 365 - In the Pink

10/6-16 Scrappegrasjen - #24 stempel

15/6-16 Kort'O Mania - #154 Alt er lov

26/6-16 Scraclub Donetsk - Wood

30/6-16 Hjerteboden - Sommer

25/7-16 Hobbygarasjen - #38 Alt er lov

26/7-16 Kreativ Scrapping - #6/7 sommer og sol

søndag 1. mai 2016

Acetat and vellum card

Hi again.

New month and and a new challenge at the House of cards. This month it is about clear papers. (Like vellum and acetate). 

I had a struggel with this, not short of ideas but they did not came out the way I wanted. So at last I made this. And I am pleased with this card. It is more purple than the photos shows

I am inspired by Jennifer McGuire and lots of her tutorials for vellum and acetate card. Also little inspired from Kittie Caracciolo.

I had this tree die from Impression Obsession, and diecut it out of vellum. 

I have got some alcohol inks and playedwith them on a clear binder cover. When dry I diecut som mini flowers. Did shape them e little, and random placed them on the branches of the tree. Little crystals in the center of each flower. 

The sentimen is also from Impression Obsession, and machted the card well.

The base is a binder cover sheet folded, and a smaller note card inside. 

The sentiment is placed on the note card inside. 

Hope you have a little isnpiration from my card here. And hop over to the challenge and see all the other girls creations.

Happy crafting.

(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

lørdag 30. april 2016

Konfirmasjons tid - jenter

Hallo igjen.

Fikk bestilling på konfirmasjons kort og da ble det noen bler i samme stilen. Utgangaspunktet var et kort jeg har laget tidligere, da til gutt.

Her er kortene.

Brukt vintage motiv fra klippeark, blomsten er av samme mønster papir som bakgrunnen. Revet strimler av papireet og en kontrast farge. Bånd ble laget av fibervev i match ende farge. Metall og perlepynt i blomsten. 

Inni er det en konfirmasjons tektst og en skjult pengelomm bak skrive feltet. Baksiden er lignene som inni.

Her er orginalen.

Og her er flere til jentene:

Lagde flere i rosa og lilla toner, men disse er de jeg likte best.

Deltar i disse utfordringene:
Papirdukkene - konfirmasjon

 (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

fredag 1. april 2016

Springtime and confirmation - Girls

Hello peeps.

Spring are here and my garden are out of snow already a bit earlier this year than normal. And with springtime it is time for confirmations around here. 

And this months challenges at the House of Cards has colors that are nice for girly cards. 

So here we go, here are my card for this month.

Did the same lay out for the inside just shifted on the layers here.

This months challenges is all about "script" and or colors. I did go for both. I did all colors, script and the tulips. Love tulips, by the way. ;)

I have used old papers from Kort&Godt, Bazzill, DCWV and the image is from a Pion die cut sheet. 

Script corner stamps are from "Lilly of the Valey" and the Norwgian sentiment say "It is your day today" and I don't know the maker of this. 

Die cut a doily from an old book page, and lace and ribbon from my stash. 

The tulips are from WOC. Dies I used are from Tonic Studios and Marianne Design.

Enter these challenges:

2/4-16 The Ribbon Girl blog - Any Image Challenge
4/4-16 Deep Ocean Challenge - #125 Fave Color Combo
4/4-16 Papirlosjen - #3 Vår i lufta 
15/4-16 Kort'O Mania - #150 En hyllest til våren
26/4-16 Kreativ Scrapping - #4 Minst tre farger
29/4-16 Cardmania - #79 Spring
29/4-16 Contry View Challenges - April Spring
30/4-16 Rubber Dance Art Stamps - stamp into spring
30/4-16 PapirPlaneten - #5 Konfirmasjon og/eller våren
30/4-16 Kreativ Hobby - April - Konfirmasjon
30/4-16 Papirdukkene FB - Konfirmasjon 
30/4-16 Hjerteboden - Vår 

Thats all for now, and happy crafting
(✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)

fredag 4. mars 2016

Blått stjerne kort med julestjerne

Hei igjen.

I høst laget jeg dette Stjerne kortet etter å ha sett leser oppgaver i ett trykk. Og bestemte meg for å sende inn. Sia dette var første gang jeg sendte noe inn, regnet jeg ikke med å bli valgt ut men det ble jeg. Stolt, glad og ydmyk, ble og er jeg. Fikk til og med en hel side med seks bilder og et lite sneak peak på forsiden. Så dette var over alle forventninger. 

Ligger mange maler på nette til Stjernekort og jeg fulgte denne fra God Tid bloggen

Brukt Bazzill kartong og mønsterpapir fra Papirdesign. Stemplene er fra Norskt Stempel blad.

Julestjernen er fra Tim Holtz/Sizzix og er montert på en dekorativ sirkel, denne er fra Tonic studio.

Julestjernen ble kuttet og embosset. Så brukte jeg to toner i blått og grønt fra Disstress ink og sverta embossingen på julestjernen med disse. Forment og montert med en raindrops i midten. 

Bånd festet på baksiden av sirkelen og knytes rundt når stjernekortet er foldet sammen.

God plass til å skrive en hyggelig julehilsen inni kortet. 

Det var alt for denne gang. La kreativiteten blomstre til neste gang.

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe) 

tirsdag 1. mars 2016

Wedding card - easel silhouette card

Hello again.

Ready for a new challenge over at the House of Cards? This month we want to see you create something with silhouettes. Here you can do a lot. 

I choose to use a wedding couple die and made a easel wedding card aka Gunn-Eirill does. She has a lot of great stuff on her blog. Pop over and have a look.

Here is my card for this months challenge.

Papers are from Prima and the bling are too. Flowers are from WOC mostly. The dies I have used are from Marianne Design (Marianne Design Craftables Die - Hearts CR1225), ROX stamp (Dies - Gratulerer med dagen) and Tattered Lace Dies (Couple (D169) – Tattered Lace).

The wedding couple are "floating" in the heart .... I have cut to pieses and glue them together with a tread inbetween...

Hope you this made you inspired to make a card of what silhouette are for YOU! 
Pop over to the The house of card and see the other girls great creations for more inspiration.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

Enter these challenges:
4/3-16 Papirlosjen - #2 Hjerter
13/3-16 Card and Scrap - #113 Shabby chic/Vintage 
14/3-16 Nordsalten hobbyklubb - #134 Utstanset
15/3-16 Kort'O Mania - #148 Bingobrett  (2.loddrett - dies, lag på lag, Shabby Chic, bretting)
31/3-16 Kreativ Hobby - Mars-Vintage
2/3-16 Simon says Stamp - Anyting Goes
14/3-16 Cuttlebug Mania - Welcome spring

fredag 26. februar 2016

Strikkepinne bokser


I dag er det dekorerte pringles bokser. Eller som mange kaller det - STRIKKEPINNE BOKSER.

Dekket med mønsterpapir og diverse diecuts fra Portraiten min og med diser i Big Shoten. 

Motivene er fra diverse klippe ark jeg hadde liggende. 

Bånd blomster og anna pynt er prikken over I'en på disse. 

Ha en fin dag.

(✿◠‿◠) Ma

torsdag 25. februar 2016

Hvitt vinter hus med elektrisk telys inni

Hei igjen.

Her kommer et lite vinterhus og tre fra mæ. Huset er montert slik at det kan løftes opp og sette et elektrisk te lys inni.

Filen på huset og treet er funnet i Silhouette store og kuttet ut i hvit kartong med Portrait maskina mi. Pipa kjørte gjennom i en embossingfolder med mur struktur før den ble brettet og montert. Brukte så snemaling og glitter for en sne effekt.

Treet er kuttet ut flere ganger og brettet på midten og limt rygg mot rygg for å få en 3D effekt.

Plattformen er flere lag med eskepapp opppå hverandre og limt hvit kartong rundt før hus og tre ble montert på denne.

Liten gave te god venninne som liker det rent og enkelt.

Liker å bygge ting, og dette var koselig bygging. Terapi vil æ kalle det.
Ha en fin kreativ dag.

(✿◠‿◠)  Ma

Deltar i disse utfordringene:
29/2-16 Kort'O Mania - #147 Alt er lov BLE TOPP 3
29/2-16 Hjerteboden - Bretting
2/3-16 Simon says stamp - anything goes

tirsdag 23. februar 2016

Påske Egg - lang rugetid


Endelig begynner scrappelysten å komme tilbake. 

Det er sjelden æ plukke opp et prosjekt når æ ha lagt det ifra mæ for lenge sia... Men det har æ da gjort med dettan påskeegget. Snart et år siden jeg begynte på dette og har nå gjort det ferdig. 

MixMediastil inspirert a bla Kirsten Hyde og hennes kurs. Mister, sprayer, maling og paste er brukt på delene og egget. Og masse Gesso. 

Deler fra PC, leke helikopter, lyspærer, øretelefoner, låsehengsler mm. Ja bla endel som jeg fant på jr rom, han har altid likt å plukke istykker ting for å sjekke korsen det såg ut inni. Noe som har resultert i at han idag e i elektriker faget. Jr hadde også en periode med hodeskaller, deriblandt lomme/bukselenke med disse på. Disse er nå forevig "vokter" av egget :)

Selve egget va et som jr har slitt med i alle år. Den gangen det ble kjøpt, va vi sent ute og valget va da mellom et pitte lite grønt eller et stort lilla.... Det ble lilla, og no e det for første gang et skikkelig manne egg. Endel rødt siden jr e gla i rødt. 

Dekorert med blomster, sorte diamanter og miro-perler. Så her er bildene, de sier mer enn ord.

God påske jr... om ei lita stund :)

Hi and welcome.
After long time I have finished my sons (18) easter egg. The egg itself he have had since he was a little boy, but needed some TLC. And I want to surprice him with it for this Easter, as he no longer live at home. Mooved out for education and work to the south.

He was a boy that did love to pic things a pices just to see how it looked inside. So many of the parts on this are toys and pc and other electric stuff that I have found in his room. He had also a love for those sculls chaines they hang on their pants and juvelry, so it is all stuff he will know and remeber. And hope to bring a smile to his face.

Have used heavy duty glue for those parts and a lot of gesso. Paints, sprays, mists and paste are covering the whole easter egg. Red is his favorite color and used red flowers and microbeads to finished it of. 

I am proud and happy with this. Just have to fill it with some sweets and send it of now.

Håper det inspirerer og ikke skremmer skrappelysten din. 

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe) 

Deltar i disse utfordringene:
29/2 Papirdukkene FB - EGG
26/2-16 Kreativ Scrapping - #2 Glede
29/2-16 Kort'O Mania - #147 Alt er lov
29/2-16 Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
29/2-16 An Altered Art Challenge Blog - February Challenge
4/3-16 Anything But Cute - Grungy Love Ble DT favoritt