Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Advent Calendar

I had to try making one of these popular advent calendars of matchboxes. Too much fun. And very hard to find gifts that would fit into the tiny drawers....

The Boop family's Christmas cards -08

These will be this years christmas cards from us. They are quite simple, I know. I've used Bazzill Bling, Silver Encore-pad, Memories Midnight Blue, Silver Stickles and Bird-stamps by Inkadinkado.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More cards

Here's even more cards from me :-)

Stamps by PapilioStamps, paper by Basic Grey.

Stamp by PapilioStamps, Sentiment by Ett Trykk/Stempelblad, paper by KaiserCraft, Cardstock by Bazzill Basics.

Stamp by Sugar Nellie, papers by Making Memories.

Stamp by Whipper Snapper, papers by Basic Grey.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I feel so bad for not updating my blogs this fall! I'm so sorry, because I know that there are some of you who are checkin' in here often, and I feel I have let you all down. The days and weeks are just passing by so fast, and I've never gotten around to update, and also: most of my cards and creations had to stay unpublished until my classes was over.

I'm sorry to those of you who have commented and asked me questions in my blog, and never received word from me. I just haven't been around to check for weeks.

Here's a few cards and stuff from me. More to come :)

White Card: Papers by Kimberley Poloson (Fiskars) and Making Memories, page from an old book, christmas ornament I bought in Paris this fall :-), Say It In Crystals-swirls by Prima, stamp sentiment by ? (french brand), poinsettia by Prima, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

Chocolate Boxes: Paper by Vibecke Spigseth (Scrappers Choice) and Cosmo Cricket, Flowers by Prima, Say It In Crystals-swirls by Prima, misc. ribbons and brads.

Brita's Cookies, stamp by PapilioStamps (that's me ;-) ), Paper by 3ndy Design, misc. stuff.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Criss-cross cards

Just a couple of new cards from me. On the brown card, I've used paper from Fancy Pants, an image from Crafty Individuals, and a butterfly-stamp from Penny Black. The blue one, has papers by the awesome girls behind 3ndy, Gudrun & Lene. Snowflakes made with the Cricut, and stamp by Penny Black again. :-)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Four new Sarah Kay-cards

Thank you all for wonderful comments! Recently I've been playing a lot with these Sarah Kay-stamps. They are just so adorable! Unfortunately, I don't have to much time on my hands for stamping these days, but whenever I have an hour or two to spare, I try to get something done. These cards have been laying around for weeks - and today I got up early and did the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sukkersøtt #1

For the first challenge at the norwegian challenge-blog I've made this card with Sarah Kay's "A kiss for Chloé". The challenge was to make a card that wasn't a straight square, it should have one or more charms, and be inspired by the name of the blog (sweet as sugar).

I also want to thank all of you who left me comments. Thanks a lot! A thank you Jay Jay for giving me an award:

I will give it on to:
Tiets & Camilla

Also, thanks to Mona, Iris, Scrapmumur, Karina Beck and Alina Meijer for giving me this award:

I think I've understood the rules right:
1 Put the award-picture on your blog.
2 Link to the person who gave you the award.
3 Give it on to 7 other blog-owners.
4 Link to the blogs of the people you give the award to.
5 Leave a message for them in their blog, to let them know you've given them an award.

I'll give this award on to:
Megastamper (Beatrix)
Stempelgal (Hilde)
Jay Jay
Anita Hagen


This cool award I've received from Jacqueline:

Purpose: Send Love & Acknowledgment to Women Who Brighten Your Day, Teach You New Things & Live Their Lives fully & With Generosity & Joy…
You can send it to just one or one hundred.

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite: So that Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.

Oh... there are just to many to mention...
But the three persons that I first come to think of are these:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Guest designing at ISMAKI challenge blog.

I was honoured to be this week's guest designer on the well-known and wonderful ISMAKI-challenge blog. Here's my card - and the sketch to go with it, you will find at the ISMAKI-site. Please visit them, and it would be fun if you would participate in this weeks challenge too :-)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lily & Milo

I recently bought these supercute stamps (Lily & Milo) by R. A. Miller. We sell them in the store where I work. They are just adorable. I am working on more Magnolia-cards too, but they have to be secret for a few more days... :-)

Monday, June 16, 2008


I've had the day off from work, and I've been playing with my stamps all day! :-) I've experimented more with pop-ups. Really fun! I haven't made the cover for the card yet, that'll have to be some other day. Tfl!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

More pop-up Summer & Sea!

I've just finished another pop-up card. So much fun. All stamps are as usual by Magnolia. Thank you all for wonderful comments on my last card. Hope ya'll had a great weekend. :-)



I was asked to explain how I made the pop-ups. I don't know how to explain, I just do it... I figured a picture was worth more than words. The important thing with this kind of pop-ups, is that all the folds are 90 degrees. And also be sure that the elements won't obstruct each other when the card is being closed. Good luck on your pop-up!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer & Sea-collection

New stamps from Magnolia arrived in the mail this weekend. I've made this pop-up-card with them so far:
Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad. All other stamps by Magnolia.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Three more cards

" Lapp Tilda", "Kökssoffa", coffee stains and heart are all by Magnolia. "Takk" ("thanks") journaling-stamp by Norsk Stempelblad, Papers by 3ndy Design, flowers by Prima. I know I've said it before: Lapp Tilda is my favorite. She's too cute!

The large swirl along the edge is by Autumn Leaves. Sentiment by Tim Holtz. The rest of the stamps is by Magnolia. Paper by 3ndy Design. :-)

Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad. All other stamps by Magnolia.

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Shabby Chic Tilda

The cute Tilda-stamp is from the Shabby Chic-collection by Magnolia. Papers from Making Memories, flowers by Prima. Round sentiment by Maya Road, and codestamp by Autumn Leaves.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


All stamps and materials available from Magnolia.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Here's another card from the February issue of Ett Trykk. This one was the one making the cover :-) It has sort of been published on this blog before, as I had a pic of the magazine here, but this is a bigger and better picture of it.

Yesterday I held a Magnolia-class. I haven't had time to scan the cards yet, and Im off to work now. But I will try to get them scanned tonight.

Wishing you all a great thursday!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just a card

Here's one of my cards that was published in the february issue of Ett Trykk. All stamps by Magnolia. :-)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tilda in the City

Tilda has been seen in the city lately. Enjoying the urban life with a caffe latte at a fancy coffee shop, and visiting the local museums for the inspiration. She even sat down in the park to watch the funny little ducks in the ponds. Welcome to the big city, Tilda.

Stamps used: "Edwins stad", "Lapp Tilda" and "Bench". Paper by Basic Grey "Recess", and EAN-code stamps by Autumn Leaves.

I know have told you before, but I still get questions on how I colorize my cards, so I'll repeat it here. I mostly use Tim Holtz's Distress Ink by Ranger. Put a small amount of ink on a piece of plastic, glass or your acrylic block, and use a water brush to paint. You use it the same way you would with any watercolors. The colors can be mixed together, and you can lighten them using more water. It is important that you use watercolor paper. I use fine grained, cold pressed paper with a 200 g weight (90 lbs), but you can use the paper of your liking, as long as it is ment for watercolors.

The white highlights are gel-rollers. I use any gel-roller I have laying around for this. Draw a small line of highlight, and then quickly smudge it a little with your finger, before it dries. repeat this untill you have the shade you want. You may also highlight without smudging. this will make the highlighting more sharp, and is suitable for shiny objects like i.e. balloons, cars etc.

Also, thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them all!! I know I have been tagged by some of you, I just haven't gotten around to do something about it. I should really try to set some time a side for that...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Aren't they the cutest?

Here are some cards from the Magnolia-class I held earlier this week. "Tilda i särk" is my new favorite! She's sooo darn cute. And well... Edwin is a star. :D

Monday, February 11, 2008

Framed Magnolias, and a few other cards...

I've had this Ikea-frame laying around for ages, always planning to do something fun with it. And so today - I finally got around to do something about it. The photo doesn't really do it justice, because it is layered with 3D- foam, so that the parts has un-equal height. So much fun! I think I need to stop by Ikea again and get some more of these cheap frames.

I've also made two other cards, but without Magnolia-stamps this time (allthough one of them is featuring a Magnolia-flower... *lol*). Sometimes it's fun to do something completely different, and the shabby/vintage style is one that I really like.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Knight wanted

More new stamps from Magnolia. The horse is just adorable, and so is Tilda.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Long time, no stamping

I got the most beautiful stamps from Magnolia. I must admit, I'm not the most romantic person out there, but the new Magnolia-stamps even made me want to make more valentine-cards.

And yes, I say "more".. I've already made a bunch of valentine-cards, as I was chosen to be the featured "Artist of the Month" in the February issue of "Ett Trykk".

You can see more previews on their blog. See? I'm a "cover girl" too! One of my Magnolia-cards made the front cover as main picture! I'm really proud!