lørdag 30. august 2014

A lovely ballerina

Hi peeps, 
hope you are enjoying your weekend. I'm busy getting ready for some classes I'm hosting at Trøndersaksa next weekend, it's going to be lots of fun at the crop. 
Meanwhile I wanted to show you a card I made just for fun! I came across this cute image by All Dresed Up over at the Kit & Clowder group FB. I know I will be coloring more of these cuties! 

Papers are Maja Design, Dies by Sizzix, punch by Martha Stewart, flowers by WOC and Kort og Godt. Plus I have used some embellishments from my stash. Sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad AS

I colored this cutie using my Copcis:
Skin: E23-13-11-21-000, R20
Hair: E29-25-21, E49
Purple: RV99-95-93-91, V00
Underskirt: W7-3-1-00
Dotted background: RV91, W1, W00,

 Hope you like it! 

I would like to enter the following challenges; 

Deep Ocean Challenge: #85 Something Sweet
Something Old (papers, flowers, wooden heart and stash) Something new (image and dies)
Divas By Design: Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by my blog, 
Wishing you a nice weekend! 

Crafty hugs, 

fredag 22. august 2014

Tutorial- How to frame your diecut shapes

Hi dear friends and followers,

You know when you use your dies around the images on your card or the designpapers if you make a shaped card. The dies come in different sizes, but usually you feel like there should be one more die between them to make a narrow frame around your images ore papers to get that neat look. Many of you have been asking me how I do this. Here's a tutorial I made for Ett Trykk Magazine on a copule of ways to make your diecut fit better.
Når jeg lager kort vil jeg gjerne ha en smal kant rundt diesen jeg bruker rundt motivet eller mønsterpapriet. Jeg har fått flere spørsmål om hvordan jeg gjør dette. De fleste dies kommer i flere størrelser men det mangler likesom en mellomstørrelse. Her er en tutorial jeg laget for Ett Trykk som viser hvordan jeg gjør dette. 

The image used is Watercan Avery by the Paper Nest Dolls. Copics used: 
Skin: E000-00-11-13, R20
Hair: E59-57-53-51
Dress, bow and shoes: B97-95-93-91
Apron: W7-3-1-00
Watercan: W7-5-3-1-00

Now, on to the tutorial:
The first part is for makeing a smaller frame than your diecut.
Den første delen er til å lage en form som er mindre en dicutten din. Den jeg har brukt til mønsterpapiret på kortet mitt nederst i innlegget her.
1. You need: Cardboard, dies, scalpell, scissors, pencil, eraser, tape, embossing tool
1. Utstyr: Kartong, dies, skalpell, saks, blyant, viskelær, teip.

2. Glue the dies to the cardboard using your tape. Make sure your tape is on the outside of the die only if you use a permanent one.
2. Start med å feste diesen til kartongen med tape. Pass på at du teiper på utsiden dersom du bruker permantent tape! 

3. Cut along the inside of the die using your scalpel. 
 3. Skjær langs innsiden av diesen med skalpell.

4. Remove the dies and carefully go over with the scalpel again to be sure that you have cut through completely. 
4. Fjern diesen og gå forsiktig over med skalpellen en gang til for å være sikker på at du har skåret igjennom helt.

5. Emboss the edges gently to make them nice and smooth. 
5. Gå over kantene med pregeverktøy for å lage fine rene kanter.

The second part is for making your frame larger than your diecut shape. The one I've used around the image on my card.
Denne andre delen er til å lage en ramme som er større enn dicut'en din. Den har jeg brukt rudt motivet på kortet nederst i posten.

6. For the second method you need need dies, pencil, scissors, eraser, embossingtool
6. Til den andre diesen trenger du dies, blyant, saks, hviskelær, pregeverktøy

7. Draw around the edge of the die using your pencil. 
7. Tegn rundt kanten av diesen.

8.  Cut. Move your paper not the scissors when cutting for a smoother result. 
8. Klipp ut. Det er lettere å få pen kant om flytter papiret ikke saksa når du klipper.

9 . Erase the pencil lines and emboss the edges using your embossing tool. 
9. Hvisk bort blyantstrekene og preg kanten forsiktig for å få pen kant.

10. Here's my finished card!
10. Her er det ferdige kortet mitt.

Materials used:
Bildmålarna - designpapers
WOC – flowers, 
Live & Love Craft – pearlpin, 
Etsy - doily
Spellbinders – scalloped circle, dies around image
Unknown - 1 1/4 inch circlepunch, 
Go Create – Small Frilly square dies, 
Magnolia – Tilda Lace die
Norsk Stempelblad AS - Sentiment

I inked the edge using Walnut Stain distress inks.

  Hope it was useful! 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Crafty hugs,


søndag 17. august 2014

Blog Candy to say Thank you!

This is a sticky post, please scroll down to see latest blogpost. Thanks!
Dette er et festet innlegg. Scroll nedover for å se det nyeste innlegget på bloggen. Takk! 

Hi friends and followers, It's time for some blog candy for you! 
I want to say thank you for stopping by my blog, watching my creations and posts. And a special thank you to those of you who take the time to leave me your kind words on my blog, on facebook or instagram. I am so greatful!
Hei. Det er på tide med en blog candy igjen for å si tusen takk til dere som kommer innom bloggen min og ser på det jeg legger ut. Tusen takk til dere som tar dere tid til å legge igjen så mange fine kommentarer både her på bloggen og på facebook og instagram. Tusen takk! 

Here's my prize for you:
A thank you card made by me.
August Edition of Ett Trykk Magazine (in Norwegian- but with lots of inspirational pics so fun for everyone)
Little Darling Rubber Stamps by Saturated Canary: Red Riding Hood (unmounted)
A Paper Nest Dolls rubber stamp.
Whimsy Stamps: Love sentiments (clear stamp sheet)
Sizzix Originals Die: Curly Gate
Paper and fabric flowers
My favourite charms

Blogcandyen består av:
Augustnummeret av Ett Trykk 
Little Darling Rubber Stamps by Saturated Canary: Red Riding Hood (umontert stempel)
Et gummi stempel fra The Paper Nest Dolls .
Clear staps plate fra Whimsy Stamps: Love sentiments 
Sizzix Originals Die: Curly Gate
Mine favoritt charms
Papir og stoffblomster


To win you have to: 
Be a follower of my blog 
(please don't follow just to win, then leave, makes me so sad).
Post my candy pic on your blog with a link to my blog.
For å vinne må du være følger av bloggen min. 
Poste bildet på bloggen din med link til min blogg. 

For extra chances:
- Like my page on facebook Cardville cards by Elizabeth (+1)
- Follow me on instagram @Cardville (+1)
- Follow my Etsy Store  (+1)

For ekstra vinnersjanser kan du
- Like siden min på Facebook Cardville cards by Elizabeth (+1)
- Følge meg på instagram @Cardville (+1)
- Følge Epla Butikken min  (+1)

Enter threw the inlinkz below:)
Og ikke minst: legg inn navnet ditt i Inlinkzen under, så er du med i trekningen

Thanks for playing,
Good luck in the draw!

Crafty hugs,

lørdag 16. august 2014

Christmas Carolers.

Hi peeps, 
hope you are enjoying your weekend! Here's a custom made card I made for the Paper Nest Dolls, it's on their blog today.

 Papers are by Papirdesign, Dies by Marianne Design (branches) and Spellbinders (pointsettia). Pearls by panduro. Sentiment by Magnolia and charms from ebay. 
I stamped the pointasetta using a stencil and white ink. I inked all edges using distress inks- walnut stain. 

Image is called Christmas Carolers.  I used the no-lines technique for my coloring, witch gives the image a softer look. 
Copics used:
Skin: E15-13-11-21-00-000, E93
Hair: E29-25-21
Brown: E47-44-43-41
Red: E07-08-18, R24, T4
Lantern: E35-33-31-30, YR24-21-20, Y11
Grey/Black: W9-7-5-3-1-00
Dotted background: B60, C1, W1

Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful evening!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Crafty hugs,

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fredag 15. august 2014

DT Copic Marker Norge- Make a card with one of these images!

Hi crafty friends,

Summer is officially over, my daughter goes back to school on monday. The temperature sinks and lots and lots of rainy days- crafting days lol. You've got to love this hobby! 

My card today is for the Copic Marker Norge challenge this month, The Paper Nest Dolls have made two images especially for this Copic Marker Norge challenge.
We want you to make a card using one or both these images. 
If you pop over to the CMN blog you can download the images for free to join in!

Here's my card: 

Papers are Maja Design, Flowers by WOC, Charm from ebay,
and sentiment by Norsk Stempelblad AS.

Birthday Cake Owen and Birthday Cake Ellie
I have masked the two images togetherl
Copics used:
Hud/ Skin: E13-11-00-000, R20
Hår Owen/Hair on Owen: E49-44-43-42
Hår Ellie/ Hair on Ellie: E29-25-21, W7
Blått/blue: B99-95-93-91
Shorts: E49-44-43-41
"Hvitt"/"white": W7-3-1-00
Gulv/floor: E35-33-31-39
Rosa på kaka/Pink on cake: R20-22, W3
I added some stickles on the birthday hats.

Hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Crafty hugs, 
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mandag 11. august 2014

DT Copic Marker Europe: Holiday album- coloring large images

Hi crafty friends, 
Here's my latest project for Copic Marker Europe. I find that coloring larger images is a fun challenge, and a nice way to practice coloring technique. So much easier to practice the small details, but harder on the larger surfaces though...lol. Here is the front of an album I made for summer holiday scrapbooking. Size of album is 30 x 26,5 cm ( 12 x10 1/2 inches).

I love coloring this image! So many fab details! I used paper and postmark stamps by Kort og Godt, map stamp by Magnolia, and some dies and wooden charms to decorate along with some tickets from my drawer. 
I used the W's to create a frame on the corners of the image.

The image is Pack Light by Saturated canary. It's a digi, so I printed it in size 22 x 16 cm ( app. 81/2 x6 1/2 inch) Copic colors used:
Skin: E13-11-21-00-000, R20
Hair: E29-25-21
Sweater and green details: E89-87-84-81
Skirt, bow, sock: V17-15- E57
Suitcase 1: E18 -09-08 -13
Suitcase 2: V99-95-93-91
Blue details: B99-97-95-93-91
Camera: W9-7 -5- 3, YR24-23-21, E35
Shadow: W5-3-1-00

 I did not have sticker letters in the right color so I took some white ones and colored them using V15 and V17 to mach the colors on the image.

This is how it turned out 
(the colors don't show to well on this picture, but it is the same color as the skirt)

Some details. I used Crackle paint on the clock and camera diecuts to give it structure.

 Hope I gave you some inspiration to play with your markers! 

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

Crafty hugs, 

tirsdag 5. august 2014


Hi peeps, 
I wanted to show you a diary I decorated for a young friend of us. 
She loves purple so purple it is...lol.
I found this beautiful image over at Penny Blossom, I thought it was perfect for this project. 
I kept it pretty clean and simple because it makes it more suited for daily use.

I used papers by Pion Design (flower frames), 
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, Charms by Kreativ Hobby, Pen split by Tim Holtz/Ranger. Dies are Spellbinders – Large oval and Scalloped oval dies, Punch is an older one from stash, The alphabet used is an old one from my pink sqeeze days called Katie.

Stempler: Pennyblossoms –The image is called Time flies when I'm with you. 
Copics used: 
Skin: E25-23-21, R32, 
Hair: E49-57-47-43
Dress: V99-95-93-91
Butterflies: V91 Clock: E37-35-31
Shadow: W5-3-1-00.
I used stickles on some of the details.

The diary was in  Ett Trykk Magazine, june edition. 

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by! 

Crafty hugs,

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søndag 3. august 2014

The Paper Crafting

Hi friends, 
I just wanted to let you know one 
of my cards was featured on The Papercrafting Scandinavian Edition today! You should really stop by to see all the great inspiration on their site!

Et av kortene mine ble featured på The Paper Crafting, Scandinavian Edition,  i dag! Stikk innom og ta en titt på det flotte online magasinet om du ikke har vært der allerede! 

The Paper crafting 

Crafty Hugs,
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fredag 1. august 2014

GDT Paper nest dolls August release

 Hi peeps, 
the lovely Christine over at the Paper Nest Dolls asked me to GDT for the august release of the PND Zodiac Collection. This image called Zodiac Leo, is so cute I had to say yes. I loved coloring the gorgeous hair and dress on this adorable image! 

 I used Graphic 45 papers,  Martha Stewart punch, WOC and Kort og Godt flowers, Tim Holtz dies (bird and cage), Maya Road pearl pins and a little charm is from a big bundle I bought on ebay. The Sentiment is by Whimsey Stamps.

I used a pile of copic colors on this cutie called Zodiac Leo, I'm not sure if I remember them all, but to the best of my recollection: 
Skin: E23-15-13-11-21-00-000, Hair: E29-25-21, E49, Dress E89-87-84-81, W7, Leo: YR 14-20-21-24, Y23, E25, E07-18, YR14-18, E25
Ground: E33-31-30, E87-84, G84

I used my sewing machine along the edges of the design papers, and I used the same papers insde the card. 

Hope you like it. Pop over to the Paper Nest Dolls to se the rest of the lovely release! 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, 
wishing you a creative day! 

Crafty hugs, 

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