Sunday 30 November 2014

Sizzix Winter challenge week 3.

Hi,  today I have a couple of special little decoration to show you. 
These will go in my Christmas tree when I put it up in a little over a week. I am looking forward to the coziness all those lights bring.

This is what I made for the Sizzix blog this week:

If you 'd like to see all the pictures of this 
just press the link HERE to visit the Sizzix UK blog.

I hope you have a great week!!

Thursday 27 November 2014

Lots and lots of traditional Christmas cards.

Hi, today I want to share some of my latest cards. I enjoy making cards using Papirdesign so much  because they really have an abundance of excellent Christmas products :-)

As you see there are a lot of pictures here. And as they say a picture says more than a thousand words,...well, I won't go on and on... .-)

I used papers from the latest collection and also lots of embellishments like wooden shapes and flowers as well as chipboard.

From the latest collection, Stille Natt:
PD 14972 julenatt
PD 14976 hvit jul
PD 14975 julehjerter
PD 14973 jul i vente
PD 14985 Juleugler
PD 14986 juleminner
PD 14984 nissegenser
PD 14981 julens fugl
PD 14978 tiddeligbom

Små julestjerner
Tredekorasjoner, Chipboard,

Thanks for looking in!

Monday 24 November 2014

Den hemmelige vinneren/The winner of the secret blog hop prize from Papirdesign is,.......

Hej, Nå er Papirdesigns blogg hopp over og det er på tiden å fortelle hvem som ble den lykkelige vinneren av den hemmelige premien (som bare tilfeldigvis fanns hos meg.) 
Jeg har brukt som jeg har på min blogg for å velge.

Hi, The Papirdesign blog hop is over and it's time to reveal who is the winner of the secret prize on my blog. Not even I knew it would go to one of my visitors.
I used on my blog to pick the winner.

The winner of the surprise prize
is......... JONNA!!!!!

Ett kjempestort GRATTIS til deg Jonna. Så kul att du var med og 'hoppet'. 
 Skriv et e-mail til og si at du har vunnet den hemmelige premien i Bente's blogg 
så kommer det snart en overraskelsen snart i postkassa!!

Sunday 23 November 2014

Week 2 of the Sizzix Winter Challenge 2014, 'Gift wrap & Tags'.

Hi!! So happy you came to check out this weeks Sizzix project!

We have arrived at Week 2 of the Sizzix Winter Challenge 2014 and the bloggers make lovely projects using the free festive papers that you can download. 
If you follow the link to the full reveal you will see where to download these super cute papers as well as see how I used them :-)

HERE is the link to see the full reveal.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday 22 November 2014

A couple of pages for Scraps of Elegance using Blue Fern Studios 'Montage'.

Hi there.
Busy busy busy,.... Thought I'd share two pages I made with the gorgeous November kit from my fave kit club Scraps of Elegance. This month we got lots of pretty  papers from Blue Fern Studios and flowers from Prima as well as pretty resins etc. So much to play with!

I wanted to post these earlier, but you won't believe what grey and dreary days we've had. It's been impossible to get a good shot for weeks! 
In November so far we have only had two, yes 2,.....-TWO hours of sun!! (And even then it was not much sun to speak of,....) Can you imagine?!

I used the Montage line from Blue Fern Studios from the kit to make my pages. 
Here are a few close ups.

The gorgeous blooms here are by Prima and Petaloo. 
You always get the best brands in the SOE kits!!

I thought I'd share a photo of the kit for you:

Isn't it gorgeous? And here are a couple of the add ons too:

Here is the patterned paper add on:

And the embellishment add on:

And we mustn't forget the flower add on, -always my fave ;-)

And now for my second page:

The gorgeous blue rose is from a previous kit and made by Prima for the Seashoere collection.

For my title I just took one of the printed cards from a 12x12 sheet and divided it in two.
Such a lovely quote for my bright and beautiful daughter.

Oh yes, and this picture was taken in a large sunflower field in the south of France some three or four years ago. It was such a glorious sight. 
We managed to find lavender fields too, which I of course LOVED!!

That was all for today!! Hope you are enjoying a nice and restful week end!! 

Sunday 16 November 2014

-A card using some gorgeous free festive papers.

For the Papirdesign blog hop just scroll down....

Hi, today is Sizzix Sunday again and I have a tag-card to show you. 
I made it with some gorgeous festive papers that you can download for free on the Sizzix web site.

is the link to the full reveal and to the downloadable papers :-)

Thanks for visiting!! 

Saturday 15 November 2014

Blog Hopping with Papirdesign in the Christmas spirit

Welcome!! :-)

We are so delighted to share some news aout the new goodies at Papirdesign!! That's why we decided to have a hop starting today.
At the end of the post you will find an  explanation in English 

Vi er så hoppende fornøyde med alle de nye produktene som har kommet i høst!!
Først kom alle julepapirene, så kom det et lass med nye flotte stempler, og sånn helt på tampen av høstsesongen, så kom det både trefigurer og 14 nye design med klistremerker  - både bokstaver og småord.. Ikke så rart at vi til tider har hoppet av glede - og nå er det deres tur. Vi har nemlig laget en aldri så liten blogghopp til dere.

Reglene er veldig enkle:
1. Start øverst og hopp deg nedover på listen som du finner litt lenger ned i innlegget.
2. Legg igjen en kommentar hos hver enkelt av jentene på listen.
3. Når runden er unnagjort, legger du igjen en kommentar i dette innlegget..  
4. Bli følger av Papirdesignbloggen - eller følg oss på Facebook hvis du ikke har egen blogg.

I tillegg til hovedpremien, har vi også tre "hemmelige" premier gjemt i noen av DT sine sider. For å være med på trekningen av disse premiene, må du også være følger av den bloggen som inneholder premien - (eller følge vedkommende på facebook/instagram). 

Hvis alt dette er gjort - blir du med i trekningen av denne herlige premien:

Pakken består av følgende:
8 nye alfabetklistremerker
6 klistremerkepakker med småord
6 stk washitape
5 pk trefigurer
1 båndrull

I received these new goodies yesterday and I at the moment I am enjoying creating some more cards with them. I will add some of these to this post during the day. Papirdesign has so many gorgeous collections and I will mix old and new colllections to give you an idea.

For det förste kortet har jeg brukt nye papirene 'Stille Natt'.

For the first card I used the new patterned papers from 'Stille Natt'.

- Og her er en jeg har lagd med eldre kollksjoner.

-And here is one I made with lder collections.

Da gjenstår det bare å si happy hopping og du starter øverst på lista her:

Bente Fagerberg (you are here)

Hoppen varer ut lørdag 22.november, og vi annonserer vinner den 23.november.

We have a bloghop that lasts until 22th of November. To get a chance of winning the main price, you need to:
1. Start at the top of the list and follow it from blog to blog
2. Leave a message at all the blogs you visit
3. Come back here and leave us a message that you completed the hop
4. Become a follower of this blog, or follow us at Facebook if you don`t have a blog.

There are 3 secret prices as well, hidden in some of the girls`s blogs. To get at chance at winning those prices you have to follow their blogs or fb-pages or at Instagram.

Friday 14 November 2014

Christmas card with St. Nick for Sizzix and a christmas wish list for November challenge at Papirdesign,

Don't you just love this Santa image!!

I think it's the epitome of Christmas symbols. It's a new Tim Holtz Bigz die and so fun to work with.

Lets start with the background,... I used a bought cardbase thet was 15 cm square. I cut out a 14 cm square piece of subtly patterned cardstock. To add some more interest to my simple background I wanted to emboss this piece. It was actually to large for my embossing folder, but being a bit careful I placed the bit thet had not been embossed in the folder and embossed again. It turned out quite pretty.

After cutting out he pieces for the Santa I used two different shades of chalk inkers to add some depth to them.

I backed my embossed piece with some red cardstock to pull it all together and added a small snowflake as an extra accent. I inked the snowflake carefully embellished it with a half pearl and some liguid pearl medium.

I hope you like this Santa as much as I do. 
It's a Bigz die and to me that is always an added bonus!!

Take care!!

I used these dies:

And finally a shot of what I made for the  

The challenge this month is to share some of your Christmas preparations.

PD 14976 Stille Natt- Hvit jul
PD 14938 Stille natt- Det snör,det snör,
PD 11590 Julens Gleder- Juletags
Letter stickers, red
Small and larger flowers, 
White hortensia.


Tuesday 11 November 2014

A couple of new pages for Lemoncraft, using 'Just Love Me'.

Hi there! 
Today I am up on the Lemoncraft blog with a couple of new pages .
I wanted to share them here as well for those who are not followers of the Lemoncraft blog, 
which I of course think you should be. ;-) The collections they have are just delightful!

I built up a mixed media background and made the papers a little 'grungy'. After that I layered patterned papers and embellishments on top while inking and distressing the different bits as I went.

Here you can see a detailed shot of my layering.

I did lots of fussy cutting so I could use some of the beautiful elements from the papers as decorations. The 'smile' and the butterflies pattern were embossed with  embossing folders.
Now my second page:
I still use the 'Just Love Me' collectuion and layered a panel in the middle so I could leave the pretty borders on each side free.

Again I had a lot of fun with my paints, gesso, and mists. 
I mixed a few colours to get one that matched the papers beautifully.

As you see I cut out a lot of the little 'flower bouquets' from the patterned papers.                

The Lemoncraft papers have such lovely patterns and I never get tired of finding different 
ways to cut them out and combining them :-)

Thank you for looking today!! 
The Lemoncraft products I used are:

Forget Me Not-paper flowers

Sunday 9 November 2014

Step-up card for Sizzix Sunday post.

Hi and welcome to my blog today!!

As it's Sunday I have prepared a little Sizzix something for you and here's a little peak 
of what I made:

Press the link HERE to see the full reveal!!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Friday 7 November 2014

Sizzix Notepad Cover turned into mini album.

Hi again!

Today I've had a play with one of my new Bigz dies and a couple of thinlits as well. 
The die I want to showcase is this Notepad Cover by Brenda Walton. 
Originally it's meant to use to spruce up your ordinary post-it notes, but I decided 
I wanted to use it to make a small album. Papers etc are by Lemoncraft.

Here are some pictures I took along the way:

Cut out as many pages as you like for the inside of your mini album. A good size would to fit inside this cover would be ca 7 cm square.

I made small holes in all the pages for the binding and after pulling the thread through I added some glue to the knot to make sure it will hold.

I used the new Scalloped circles for my inside pages. I cut some of my photos with them and also made journalling spots. 

I added some Liquid pearl to the outside cover after inking the edges.

After finishing my little 'book' for the  inside I used  some double tape to add it to the 
back of the cover.

Here are a few more shots of the finished album:

I hope you enjoyed this post! :-) Thanks for looking! 

I used:

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