May 26, 2010

I am in distress and some WOYWW




This card is for the Tim Holtz "How do you distress?" challenge
Gingersnap Creations challenge - Quote
Drunken stampers - distressing chipboard

I had a lot of fun making this card. The image is a World of Warcraft goblin. I love those images because they can be colored green and everybody think that is just right!


My quotation is one that makes me laugh just thinking about it. Marcus have sent me some weird looks while I made this card because I just suddendly burst out laughing.

It says: "I am going to fart in your general direction". How great is that! It is taken from the Monthy Phyton film King Arthur and the holy grail. If you have not seen the film - then you really should! Watch out for that monster rabbit though!

My swirl is a chipboard that I have distressed the living daylight out of. First with Distress embossing and then I rubbed some of it off and added some more in a different color and then on top of that I added some Zing embossing here and there.

The card of course needed a scull and some metal.

Cool he?

I forgot to tell you. On the inside I have stamped some pirates scull and the sentiment
"Too much of a good thing is wonderful".



I have been wanting to play with Whats On Your Workdesk Wednsday for a while. But there is not much happening on my workdesk wednsdays. But today there was. There was a big mess!




A very big mess!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Take care! And don't forget to vote for me over at Midnight Madness!

Et godt tilbud og et rop om hjelp. A very good offer and a CRY for help!

The SNR magazine (were I am guest designer this month ;o)) Is having a special offer. It is only good until May 31 so RUN! Se below for detalis.

"In honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month and their continued efforts to spread the word about brain cancer and the many lives it has touched, we would like to do something special.

Until May 31, 2010, for every dollar that comes through the door via a subscription to SNR, we’ll match dollar for dollar and gift all proceeds to the Brain Tumor Awareness Organization.

The Special: For every annual subscription purchased at the special rate of $39.99 or semi-annual subscription purchased at the special rate of $19.99, we'll either gift a comparable subscription to a friend of your choice or add on another six months or year to your personal subscription. Please don't delay -- this special offer is only good until May 31, 2010 -- and spread the word. This month, let's keep hope alive!"


Scrapbook News and Review Magazine har et spesialtilbud nå frem til 31. Mai. Hvis du kjøper et abbonement på 1 år vil du få 1 år gratis i tillegg. Kjøper du et abbonement på 1/2 år vil du få et 1/2 år gratis i tillegg.
Alt det de får inn på nye abbonementer nå frem til 31. mai vil de gi til foreningen for hjernekreft.

Husk at jeg er gjestedesigner i SNR denne måneden ;o) Det i seg selv gjør det jo verd å kjøpe ikke sant?



I need some help! Midninght Madness has decided to give out the Priscilla Award. This is going to be an annual award given to the best cardmaker, chosen from the ones who have won the MM Gold Star the last year.

I have been chosen to be among the finals for this award, but since it is Peoples choise I need votes! So please, please vote for me?




May 25, 2010

MMSC #55 The red carpet is all layed out!




Welcome to the Midnight Madness Red carpet!






Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary celebration. This will be the last week to get in on the Huge Potluck Blogaversary Candy Giveaway and our May monthly sponsors prize that is being awarded to 5 people! We have had a blast with you at the dance party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity.

For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the red carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition….....


In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the
"Priscilla Award".

Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors.
She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident, our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable.

She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the
"Priscilla Award",
but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.
We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award".

Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! We have picked 20 GOLD STAR winners.


PLEASE STOP BY THE MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG AND VOTE FOR ONE!


It is with a heavy heart sharing that two of our wonderful MMDT “originals” will be stepping down to spend some much needed quality time with their families and perusing other avenues this summer. Michelle and Jeni, you will be missed.

So we hope you will have a glass of Champaign, join in the fun by voting and of course by playing our challenge this week...The design team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in.

Who are you wearing?

I will be Rhianna this week.
This dress actually reminds me of some weddingsinvitations I made a few years back. I cut out roses just like these in the bottom right coner of the invitations.
I love those roses and I have come to like Rhianna better and better. She is a though girl with a lot of attitude. And she looks like a millon dollars in this dress.

Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Our MMSC54 Gold Star Award goes to...
45. Bonnie O'Clair
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
6. Christina C.
7. An
8. Chris Olsen
9. Karen Wallace
24. Gini Cagle
37. Nancy Bush
56. Gry-Beate
Please grab your award logos and display them proudly :)
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Random BBQ Comment Door Prize winner is ...
Bobbi
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Our MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
37. Nancy Bush


Please contact Priscilla with your info to claim your Bonus prize and our Special Blogaversary Celebration Prizes!!! :)
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This Weeks Sneak Peeks (last week) for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!
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*Our MMSC55 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....


D' Amour Allure stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer, http://www.mcmahonfivedesign.com/
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
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**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.
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Here is this weeks Sketch and my Creation:

I don't make many blue cards so I guess it was about time I tried. I got this beautiful DP from my mom and just had to try it.
The fab girl here is from D' Amore Allure and is called Sadies floral hat. You can find it here.

I colored her with Watercolor Pencils and poped her up on foamdots. I stamped some texts here and there and and added some ribbons, laces, gems and pearls.


This fab flowers are a mix of primas, metal flowers and mulberry roses. I have topped them off with some clear tiny beads that I have just glued on.
I teared of some bits and pices according to the sketch and sewed the crisscross with some thin ribbon and placed some leftover scrappaper behind it. And of course I found a place for my all time favorite heartcharm!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
No rush over to the Midnight Madness blog to vote for your favorite to the Priscilla Award - then run to your craftsroom to come play with us!


Challenges:

Crafty Creations - Celebration (it is a happy birthday-card - sentiment on the inside)
Your next stamp challenge - Cut it out and pop it up
Stamp Something - 2 of something (2 flowers)
Sew many cards - Anything goes
Doodle Palace - 3D (pop it up)
Pixie Dust studio - Cut it out




Entering our challenge is as easy as 1-2-3 :)

1. Please become a “FOLLOWER”

2. Tag with MMSC55 when uploading to galleries.

3. Enter your project to " inlinkz" below and leave a comment

MMSC55 ENTRY DEADLINE Monday May 31st at 5pm PST


May 18, 2010

Wanted - Dead or Alive

What a fantastic Dance Party we had last week. It was so much fun! Thank you to all who attended and for all your wonderful links, comments, dance moves and card entries.

It is BBQ-time at the Midnight Madness this week! Watch your eyebrows 'cause this might get HOT!

I know that I should have been offering you my best BBQ-recepie, but I just don't have one. I am the kind of hotdog-burnt-on-the-outside-raw-on-the-inside BBQ-chef.

But luckily we have Craig here in Norway. Craig is of course from the US, but has decided to give his BBQ-knowlegde to us BBQ-challenged norwegians.

So whatever I need for BBQ I will find over at Craigs.

Here is this years BBQ-commersial from the biggest meatproducer in Norway. It sums up the Norwegian BBQ-skills pretty good.

But, since we have a BBQ-theme at MMSC this week, I was quite fitting that I made a Westerncard I think.




Life can take some unexpected turns once in a while. You know - like one minute you are riding your rocking horse having a blast, and then you spend a few minutes with a mean norwgian woman and suddendly you are on a Wanted poster. Poor little Ryan - he did not see that one comming.....

Ryan here is from Wags n' Wiskars and used to be a cute little guy. I altered the stamp so that it looks a bit like an old drawing. I have painted him with Distress Ink that I have added lots of water to so that it looks a bit faded.



The Wanted poster is one that I found on the net. Did a little photshopwork on it and sprayed it with Distress Ink, torn it, embossed it, let the horse walk all over it (well I would have if I had a horse!).


I had some string and some woodbeads that I tangeled (I have no idea what that word might mean) up along the side. I am not sure what it is supposed to look like.

We had a blast at the Danceparty last week! I loved to see all your outfits!
Here are our stars from last weeks Sketch Challenge:

MMSC Gold Star
Guro!

MMSC Remarkables


Grace
Gry-Beate
Barbara Anders


Way to go girls!

Legg merke til at vi har 2 norske blant vinnerne her!
Heia Norge!

Some other girls is also up for a surprise in the mailbox:

Holly Moore – “Best Dressed” Disco Party

Beadz – “Best Dance Moves”

Gwen – “Memory Lane” Thanks for sharing.

Lori – Roaring 20’s “Best Dressed” and she made hers too ;)

CrystalBee – Ross Sister Party “Best one liner” OUCH!!


Now dig out your BBQ and come join us this week.



Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.



This Weeks Sneak Peeks for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!

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*Our MMSC54 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....


Stamp n Create is once again our weekly Bonus Sponsor. Thank you for being a reoccurring Midnight Madness sponsor. We love working with your adorable images.

MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Prize is a $25 Voucher

Thank you Lacey

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**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....

PB Stamps

Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.

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Challanges:

The Character cafe - recycle and reuse (my woodbeads are a necklace that I picked apart)

The Pixie Cottage - Vintage/distress

Incy Wincy Designs - blast from the past

Crafty Creations - around the world

ABC Challenges - U is for unused stash (I have had my woodbeads for a while without using it)

Tusday Taggers - Step out of your comfortzone (I am really uncomfortable with cute images)

Paper Play challenge - Brown and ? (I have used a little blue on the Ryans clothes)

Shellys Images - Anything goes



Thanks for stopping by!


May 17, 2010

HIPP HIPP HURRA FOR 17.MAI



GRATULERER SÅ MYE MED DAGEN NORGE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORWAY!
HIPP HIPP
HURRA HURRA HURRA!





I am going to let the pictures speak for them selves today.

I will see you all tomorrow for the MMSC#54.



May 14, 2010

Sin City


This card was made for the Oh The horror! Challenge over at the S&S forum.
We were to take inspiration from the movie Sin City.






I mixed black and silver embossingpowder to emboss this grungeboard element.

Thanks for stopping by.



May 12, 2010

Black and white for DS



There was a big disco party over at Midnight Madness last night, so this was the perfect day to play with the drunken stampers challenge - or maybe it should have been the hangover stampers challenge? *LOL*

The Drunken Stampers was very stylish in their all black and White so I just had to play!

Her is what I came up with.

This very goodlooking lady was an image I found on the fabulous internet. I love internet! I cut her out twice and put one of them on foamdots so that she has a shadow. Then she got a pearl earring.
The DP is selfmade, or almost - it is a photoshopbrush I got from Computer Arts Magazine.


Flowers are from Stempelglede, cut out with a punch. I have added some leafs that I got from my aunt Wenche, just distressed them with Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I added some pearls and beads and stuff.

The butterflies are also from my aunt Wenche. I have covered them with stickles so that they have a nice sparkle. This don't show much on the photo though.

I have to show you something else. You us catlovers - we just have to show the world pictures of our amazingly talented or beautiful or whatever animals. Well, I am no better than everybody else, so here is some catphotos ;o)

I try to sort out all my scrappapers so that it can go to recycling, so I bought a box just for that purpose. Lucas thought that was a great idea because he could just about fit his sligtly overweight body into this box - aaaaah happiness ;o)

Stella does not really like to be enclosed in any way, but if there is some catgoodis to find - then she will find it - no matter where it might be - like in my garbagebin.....


The worst thing about this is that it was just the leftover wrapping from the catgoodis she had already eaten that was in the bin.... thats a big downer! All that work for nothing!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day and please come back!




May 11, 2010

MMSC # 53 It's dancing time!







Let the party start!

There's a party goin' on right here

A celebration to last throughout the years

So bring your good times and your laughter too

We gonna celebrate your party with you!

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I have got my shoes !


And I have got my dress!

So let's DANCE!

We sent out the invitations, we teased you with our comments, and now it is time to “Get Down and Party” with the Midnight Madness girls. All week long the party is going on so keep checking back as we will be changing it up. We are going to be having so much fun and hope you will be joining us. So ladies, now is the time to put on those party dresses and dancing shoes!!! Now let’s get the party started. Turn up the volume and journey back with us to the “Disco Era”. You know you can’t sit still listening to these great hits of the 70”s. Who can forget “Saturday Night Fever” and John Travolta thrilling us with his dance moves? Let’s see some of your dance moves….don’t be shy!!!

For today's comment challenge describe to us what you are wearing to the party! Did you wear a themed outfit, a party dress, a costume. Tell us about your hairdo, your jewelry, your shoes. So, you don't know how to describe what you are wearing....how about showing us a picture. Dig out you favorite party dress picture and post it on your blog and leave us a link to go to view it. Maybe your favorite party dress is at the cleaners??? Well, no worries, go to any online store and leave us a link to the party dress you would like to be wearing. Places like "cyberplaze" have some great prom and party dresses for starters. Get creative as we will be picking the best dressed person at the party! Let's see what you got!

This is no ordinary week at the Midnight Madness.

Each day something different will be posted on the blog to keep the party going. To be eligible for the prizes, make sure you come back each day to see the new party theme and post another comment.

It will be an exciting week of activities and we need you to help with our celebration. You may not want to leave the party!!! We will be having door prizes from the comment section in addition to our regular drawings for each of the activities we post. The only requirement is that you have played "ONE" of our challenges in the past year and post your comment. That's it!! You’ll want to log onto the Midnight Madness Blog, grab your crafting supplies, and party with us each day for a chance to win.

If you are new, just join us for MMSC53!

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Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

"YOUR CHOICE"

Enter one style or both this week.

Just have fun and come play with us :)

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Our MMSC52 Gold Star Award goes to...

#31 Nancy Brown

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...

#17 SuperNan
#35 Brenda
#52 Holly Miller

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)

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Our MMSC52 Weekly Bonus Winner is...


Please contact me with your info to claim your prize :)

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This Weeks Sneak Peeks for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!

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*Our MMSC52 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

The Stamping Boutique

Below are a few words from the owner

Our company, "The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

Tracey Malnofski

Tracey fromThe Stamping Boutique is offering her

entire line of "The Fairy Cynthia" rubber stamps as a prize.


These are all her own designs!! WOW-ZA Thank you Tracey! :)

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**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....

PB Stamps

Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.


WOW, That was a long post, but there is so much to say!

So much fun going on!

I went far beyond my comfortzone this week. Green is not really my color - but hten again, what is my color? Anyway, my mom bought me this beautiful green paper from Basic Grey, and just because she is so sweet that she buys me paper I had to make a card in her honour.

I think it turned out ok.


I used this beautiful stamp from Penny Black. I love their flowers. This one is from the Allegro-set.

I am quite proud of my self, because I have not used Distress ink at all on this card. I have used chalk on the egdes and to make the background paper. I stamped a "Happy Birthday" stamp from Stempelglede all over a white paper with Wersamark, and then I rubbed chalk over it.
Looks great heh?





Priscilla sent me this fab pearlswirl! Thank you so much Priscilla. It is actually larger than this, but I cut it so that I can use it on many cards ;o)

I am entering this card to the following challenges
Simon says - Birthday
Crafty Ann - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - As you like it
Totally Gorjuss - Pink and Green
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressing


No put your partydress on and hit the floor!
It is dancingtime!