Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Recipes...

I made these books for Christmas recipes today. So easy - and a great idea for affordable and fast Christmas gifts.

Above: Patterned paper by Daisy D's, Alpha stickers by Making Memories, image from Minnehjørnet.
Below: Patterned papers by My Mind's Eye (deer-paper) and 3ndy Design (Checkered paper). Stamp motif (deer) by Making Memories (correct me if I'm wrong here... :) )

Thanks for visiting! :o)

Monday, November 23, 2009

More matchboxes (- and some prev. stamps back in stock)

I've made some more matchboxes... Yeah, I know - not very exciting. But it's better than nothing, don't you think? I've made some cards too, but to be honest, I wasn't happy about how they turned out. But I did have a great time with my Promarkers :)
I also wanted to take the opportunity to tell you that some of my earlier stamp collections are back in stock. Maya's surprise, Maya's sled, Christmas love and Brita's cookies are some of the stamps that's been out of stock for ages. They are now available here.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hi all

Thanks for your nice comments on my last post :) I'm still creating - but I don't have any pictures to share today. Sorry. I'll be out travelling this week, but will be back with pics some time during the weekend. I'll be visiting the north of Norway the next few days. Really looking forward to this trip :) Wishing you all a wonderful week.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

She's alive!

I know... It's been ages since I last updated this blog. Actually, it's been ages since I last did anything creative at all. After we moved, I've been filling my days doing everything but scrapbooking and stamping. I've been knitting like a crazy person, painting my livingroom, getting settled in our new home, taking long walks, reading and catching up with family and old friends.

It's been like a long, long vacation. But I guess that was what I needed. Crafts should always be fun, even if you do it as a job or as a hobby. I think it all became a bit overwhelming for a while there.

But I think it is starting to become fun again. I bought a bunch of matchboxes a while back, and started to decorate them. Fun and easy, and just what I needed to get back in action. Did you notice? I'm hooked on curling old book pages... *lol*

Now I just can't wait for christmas! :)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

No action at the moment

Not much cardmaking at the moment. Sorry about that. We will be moving some time during the next couple of weeks, and all my stash has been packed in neat boxes already. I will be creating again by the end of july, I hope. (I can't wait!)

I noticed some new comments on my blog candy. This candy is over, and the winner was Trine. Please see my last entry. :)

Wishing you all some wonderful summer days! I will spend my days packing, cleaning and reading some awesome books.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And the winner is.....

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And number 37 is Trine Blix!
Congratulations on winning my Blog Candy!

(Trine, please send me your adress. You'll find my email adress in the sidebar)

Thank you all for entering my little contest! So much fun!

Friday, June 12, 2009

(THIS CANDY IS OVER!) PopUp Wedding Card (new WoJ) and a BLOG CANDY!

The weekend's here! And I'm having tomorrow off from work. That means there will be time to create! Can't wait :)

Here's finally the card I made yesterday. It's a pop-up card. The flowers are cut from a paper by Webster's Pages, and pops up in two layers as the card is opened. All stamps are by from the Women's Delight-collection by Whiff of Joy (Release on sunday!!! Woohoooo!) Coloring done with Promarkers.

Now you'll have the chance to win one of the new stamps by Whiff of Joy!! (Willow holding a baby to her shoulder). I will put these other goodies in the envelope too. Just comment on this post before monday 15th, and I'll draw a winner. :))) (AND please pass on the message to your friends!)

Please come back later :)

Hi! I've just finished a card, and I wanted to post it, but the glitterglue needs to dry - and I need to sleep. I just wanted to let ya'll know that I will be posting a blog candy friday evening. Please come back then, for the chance to win one of the amazing new stamps from Whiff of Joy and some other goodies. (And also to see my new card if you're interested :) )

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

NEW Women's Delight coll. - Mother and Child card

Hi, girls (and boys). Thank you all for the wonderful comments I've received. Here's another card with the wonderful Women's Delight-collection from Whiff of Joy (release on June, 14th). Papers from Making Memories, and chipboard-sentiment from My Mind's Eye. Coloring with Promarkers. The gift box was made by tracing a chocolate box my husband brought home from a restaurant for me. I just love the tiny butterfly that also functions as a closing-mechanism. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 08, 2009

NEW from Whiff of Joy!! (WEDDING & BABY)

I've received the NEW, stunning, amazing, wonderful, adorable, superduper lovely Wedding and Baby Collection by Elisabeth Bell for Whiff of Joy! This collection is the most stunning ever! It will be released on June 14th. Wow, there are so many must-haves in this one.

The WoJ Design Team and the guest designers will be showing previews from today, so be sure to check out the member's blogs (links in the sidebar).

I have to run off to work, but I can't wait to get back home and play more with my new rubba :)
Have a great monday!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Shy Willow

Surprise, surprise! Another Whiff of Joy card! Another square punch background! :-D
Stamp is Shy Willow. She sure is beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

News from Whiff of Joy!

Check out the fabulous news on Katharina Frei's Blog! Whiff of Joy will be releasing a super-wonderful new line of stamps by E. Bell soon! :)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Cocktail Recipe Book (PoM - WoJ)

The Design Team and us Guest Designers over at Whiff of Joy was challenged to make a gift for dad as our Project of the Month. Here's my take on the challenge. This is a spiralbound recipebook, for all those yummi summer drinks with oranges and strawberries.

The book was made using Zutter Bind-it-all. Paper by Daisy D's. Stamps from the summer stamp kit by Whiff of Joy and Elizabeth Bell. (can also be purchased individually). Alphabet stickers by Making Memories.

Poppy, Red and Blossom
Orange and Pumpkin
Raw Sienna, Mustard and Vanilla
Lime green, Olive green, Apple, Marsh green and Forest green

Remember to check out the DT's projects here!
Thanks for visiting! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Willow with Cookies

Another card with the square punch and scrap paper background. Motif by Whiff of Joy (Willow with Cookies).

Coloring done with Promarkers.
Skin: Coral & Blush
Hair: Umber, Raw Sienna & Mustard
Clothes: Umber, Cinnamon & Vanilla

Thanks for visiting :-)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oakley's Apples

Oakley has been growing some delicious apples. I believe he's sharing them with people passing by, in hope that this act of kindness will bring joy and happiness. I've made a bunch of these quilt-like backgrounds, with my square punches and paper-scraps. You might have to see a lot of these backgrounds on my cards in the future.

"Oakley with wooden sign" and sentiment by Whiff of Joy.

Promarkers by Letraset.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Summer stamp kit 2009 - Singles for sale now!

Hi, everybody! Just wanted to let you all know that the Willow & Oakley Summer Stamps 2009 can now be purchased individually over at Whiff of Joy! Check them out! :-D

Have a wonderful and creative Sunday!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Flower basket (Whiff of Joy)

These baskets made with the Cricut-machine are so cute. The cartridge is "Tags, Bags, Boxes & more". Paper by My Mind's Eye. Flowers by Prima.

Stamps (both Willow and sentiment) by Whiff of Joy (summer stamp kit 2009).
Coloring done with Promarkers.
Skin: Coral and Blush
Hair: Umber and Raw Sienna
Dress: Red, Carmine, Rose Pink and Cinnamon

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Whiff Of Joy and Oct. Afternoon (Cherry Hill)

More cherries! Oh my gosh, don't you just looooove these papers by October Afternoon? The stamps are from Whiff of Joy again. Some fresh and funky colors on this one, but then... I love strong colors. Coloring done with Promarkers.

I made this card for the challenge over at A Spoon full of Sugar. This weeks challenge was to make a card for a celebration. Check out the challenge and the fab prices!

Monday, May 18, 2009

More new WOJ summer stamps!

Here are two more cards with the Whiff of Joy Summer stamp kit. I just love the theme with fruits and berries in this collection. And I found that they were perfect with these papers from Creative Imaginations.

Stamps motifs and sentiments are both by Whiff of Joy. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the wonderful comments I've received on my previous posts :-)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

NEW from Whiff of Joy!! (Summer stamp kit 2009)

Have you seen the Summer Stamp Kit from Whiff of Joy? Oh my! It's so gorgeous! I have been playing with these stamps for some days, and I just ADORE them! I'm so happy to be able to post one of my cards already. I have more, but I need to get them photographed first.

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Paper: Journaling book by Making Memories Greenhouse Paperie.
Sentiment and stamp motifs by Whiff of Joy and Elisabeth Bell.

Promarkers :
Skin: Cinnamon, Coral and Blush
Hair: Umber, Raw sienna and Mustard
Shoes: Cinnamon and Vanilla.
Green tones: Olive green, Marsh green, Apple and Lime green.
Blue tones: China blue and Cornflower

Monday, May 11, 2009

WoJ Challenge #29

It's been a while since my last update. Sorry about that. Life's been busy - and I haven't been able to show off some of the things I've made. Here's a card from tonight, for the WoJ Challenge blog. This week's sketch is by the fab Katharina Frei from Whiff of Joy Stamps.

By the way, I'm a guest designer in May and June on the WoJ Design Team. I'm so totally blown away by the fact that I was chosen for this awesome GDT-spot. As my readers probably have noticed already, I absolutely adore these stamps!

Check out Katharina's blog to see more, and remember to follow her links to the other guest designers, and to the design team.

Stamp by Whiff of Joy: Willow with Flower Basket
Papers and sentiment by Making Memories, "Paperie Mocha"
Hair: Umber, Raw Sienna, Mustard
Skin: Cinnamon, Coral, Blush
Blouse, basket and shoes: Cinnamon, Vanilla
Pants: Umber, Cinnamon
Flowers/leaves: Carmine, Rose pink, Forest green, Apple, March green

I'll be back! soon! :-)

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Just a quick update with some clean & simple cards today :) The stamps are from Inkadinkado. I love cats, and these are just adorable and so fun. Heat-embossed motifs on white cardstock. Kraft, Raven and Bazzill White from Bazzill Basics, and polkadotted paper by Making Memories.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Gift Bag - Transfer Technique

I've been doing a lot of transfers lately, using Gel Medium. Here's a small gift bag I made yesterday. Vintage image, and old music sheets. Say-it-in-Crystals and mini roses by Prima. Misc. stuff. Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

WoJ-Challenge #25

Whiff of Joy challenge #25. The awesome sketch is done by Katharina :-) Velvet paper by Making Memories. I love this sketch - and I bet I'll use it again. I hope you all are enjoying yourselves this weekend. Thanks for visiting :-)

Also: Check out the norwegian scraptop 100. A new top 100 list of norwegian scrapbook- and card related sites. (Husk å registrere din side hvis du er norsk stempler/scrapper :-) )

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #46

This one is for the challenge over at Friday Sketchers' Blog. Awesome sketch by Heidi this week! Papers by October Afternoon (I just love that name! Don't you? "October Afternoon"... reminds me of homemade apple jam, dry leaves dancing on the pavements, the season's last outdoor glass of wine...)
Oh... but I'm digressing... Stamp motifs by the Greeting Farm (Lucky Bunnies). Colored in with Promarkers.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - challenge #54

Another Whiff of Joy-card for Cute Card Thursday's challenge #54. Paper by Rouge de Garance. Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad. :-)

Monday, April 06, 2009


Just a quick update before I go to bed. I made these cards some time back, and then I completely forgot about them. Shame on me. How could I forget these cute papers and stamps by Imaginisce? The cards are quite simple to be made by me, but I actually do make clean & simple from time to time. I just rarely bother to post them on www.

I just can't wait for Easter holiday right now. I'm planning on being very, very creative! There are some challenge blogs with very tempting challenges going on.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet the family

Hi, again! Time to introduce ya'll to our smallest family members: Goldie and Rambo. See them swimming happily in the background? I wish I could tell you more about them, but honestly - there isn't much to tell. They just swim most of the day. Sometimes they just sort of float... One of them likes to swim upside-down, sometimes backwards, sometimes backwards and upside-down at the same time. It looks a bit weird, but I do think they are healthy. Just a wee bit weird.

The card: Whiff of Joy! again! Surprised? Coloring done with promarkers. Paper, flowers, bling and butterfly by Prima. Glimmer mist by Tattered Angels (Sapphire), silver and turquoise stickles. Rhinestones by KaiserCraft.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Whiff of Joy..... Again!

Some busy weeks right now. I visited my parents on the oposite side of the country last weekend. Then I had to prepare and host classes during the week, and this weekend I attended Scraporama, a large scrapbooking/stamping fair, where we (Steffens) had a stand. So much fun, but I'm completely bushed right now. I did get some shopping done, though, so there's some pretty papers waiting for me, to get back to creating again.

I've received some e-mails while I was out and about. I'll get back to all of you. Just give me a couple of days :)

Here's a new card, by the way. Another one of the oh-so-pretty Whiff of Joy motifs. Luuuuuv them!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blue card (Friday Sketchers)

The challenge over at the Friday Sketchers Blog this week, is to make a card following the very talented Mumur's sketch. I ended up rotating the sketch 90 degrees ccw, as my motif was to tall for the sketch. I hope it's still recognizable. Papers by KaiserCraft, stamp by Whiff of Joy (again!), swirls and sentiment by Autumn Leaves. Flowers and bling by Prima. Wishing you all a wonderful sunday. :-)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Two more cards today! (WoJ)

Updating twice today! Wow... That must be a new record on this blog. Two more cards with the WoJ-stamps. I colored in a bunch of them yesterday with my Promarkers, and all I had to do today was to cut and mount them on cards. Of course, I had to make the cards first...

Pink card: Papers and bling by KaiserKraft. Stamp by Whiff of Joy.
Purple card: Paper by Daisy D's. Bling and flowers by Prima. Sentiment by Making Memories.
Thanks for visiting!! :-D

WoJ-Challenge: Lavender & Lace

I made this card for the challenge over at Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is to make a card with lavender and lace. Great challenge! I found an old paper by K&Company in my stash. I just love the colors in this paper. Melinda hugging heart is colored with Promarkers. Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sarah Kay for Friday Sketchers' Challenge

Thank you all for nice comments on my last post!! Here's a new card I've made for this week's challenge over at Friday Sketchers. Great sketch by the host Kristine. And check out the super cute prize they have this week!Stamp by Sarah Kay and Stampavie. I've used Promarkers by Letraset on the motif. The markers are now in the shop (Hobby Norge Steffens), and will be available in the webshop too some time during this week. Stamp sentiment by Tim Holtz. Flowers and bling by Prima. Papers by Basic Grey (Periphery again).

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sarah Kay - Time for Apple Pie

The adorable stamp is from Sarah Kay and Stampavie. Papers by K&Company. Swirl-stamps by Autumn Leaves, flowers and bling by Prima. Wishing you all a wonderful evening :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Whiff of Joy is having a Guest Designer call

Whiff of Joy is having a guest designer call over at the WoJ Challenge Blog. Check it out! Katharina Frei has made a great sketch for us to use in this challenge. I had to make a card using her sketch, as I'm totally smitten by these stamps nowadays. Papers by Basic Grey (Periphery). Flowers and bling by Prima.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I wish I was a Fairy...

I've changed the look on my blog. I love polkadots, and I love this free background by! I made a new card today. This stamp is by Crafty Individuals. Isn't it beautiful? I wish I was a fairy... I should have used the camera instead of the scanner. It has Glimmer Mist all over the flowers and leaves, but that doesn't scan well. The coloring was done using Distress Ink on glossy paper.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Finally Friday!

The weekend's here! I've got new papers, new stamps, great music playing, candles on my worktable, and a glass of red wine. I'm ready to create!

Here's a card I made some days ago. I can't stop ooooh'ing and aaaah'ing over the Whiff of Joy-stamps... I know - I've already said it - they are so adorable!!!!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Whiff of Joy

A new card with one of the adorable stamps by Whiff of Joy. They are so cute and beautiful, that I just want to buy them all. The cute paper is by October Afternoon. Scalloped shapes by Spellbinders (Nestabilities). Bling and flowers by Prima.

Thank you all for such nice comments on my last post.
Eviledna, Tim Holtz' paper distresser is what I use too. I usually ink the edge first, then i distress it with the tool. I've found that the edge won't crumble that much if it's a bit wet with ink.
Thanks a lot for the awards I sometimes receive too! I will give them on to others one of these days.

Wishing you all sunny days. And in case of bad weather, at least buy a cute umbrella.