Saturday, 24 April 2010

Its good to be home again!

We are home at last after being stranded in Scotland because of the volcano eruption in Island! An already long holiday of 3 weeks turned into a month long trip!
A long time to be away from home with my 2 small boys, but luckly we were staying with family, so it could have been worse.

There has been alot going on in blogland whilst I was away and I feel a bit out of touch.
I was just dying to get back to my hobby desk and the first thing I made was this Thank you card for an old neighbour who lent us their holiday cottage to help ease the fact that we were stranded and what a fantastic place Pittenween is in Fife!

Pittenween is an old fishing village from the 7th century, its got lovely old buildings, cobbled stoned windy narrow streets and cute fisherman cottages. My card has things that I found on the beach there even some sand on it that made its way back to Norway in one of the shells :OD

I just love the effect crackle paint gives.... and here you can see some of the sand i glued on.

The card is made out of a peice of cardboard I ripped and distressed.
I then mixed some hobby paints to get a kind of duck egg blue colour before painting it roughly with T.H. Distress crackle paint - frayed burlap, then distressing it some more with T.H. Distress ink - Vintage photo. The boat stamp is from Anita's, with hand written text.
The rusty butterfly and copper brads are from Minne hjørne, and the button, worn glass, sand and shell as mentioned before all comes from the beach in Pittenween.

The following card is for 3 challenges:
A spoon full of sugar - Who wanted a birthday card.
Stampavie and more - Who was looking for lace and button.
Sukkersøtt - Utfordring #81 - Ram det inn. (frame it.)

I had fun making this card, I have a bit of a soft spot for pink! and i just adore this stamp by Elisabeth Bell called 'Beary Big Hugs'.
Such sweet Papers from MME!!
The Spellbinder frames are borrowed from Wenche (thank you :O)
I distressed the edges then sewed around them, and inked them with T.H. distress ink - Tattered rose. The ribbon, lace, waxed cotton and Birthday text (in shiney silver not able to be shown on this scanned picture) are all from by bits and bobs box as is the button. The butterfly is from Minne Hjørne.
I will be spending the next couple of days trying to catch up with you all in blogland and having a closer look at what you have all been up to, I must say i'm really looking forward to that!
Thanks for any comments always interested in what you think :O)
Thats all for now folks :O9
Hugs Nina


  1. Godt å ha deg tilbake, Nina :0)
    Så herlig bølgepapp-kort!! Du har alltid så kreative løsninger med vintage! Lekre detaljer. Selv har jeg grabbet til meg en stor bit bølgepapp som svigers sin nye sovesofa var pakket inn i og den skal bl.a. benyttes til et bølgepapp kort.
    Det andre kortet er også nydelig og rosa :0) Lekre mønsterark!!
    Vi må få scrappet litt sammen snart!!

    Klemmer Wenche :0)

  2. hi nina
    your cards are fabulous!! love the 1st one for all the details and the distressing look
    thanks for joining us at SAM
    xoxo BA

  3. WOW! To herlige kort, Nina! Det Pittenween kortet er bare HELT fantastisk, for noen herlige følelser det gir! Supert!
    Og bursdagskortet er nydelig :)
    Godt at du omsider kom deg tilbake til Norge også da ;)

  4. WOW - så nydelige kort du lager!
    Fine farger og så mange flotte detaljer!
    Takk for at du deltar hos STamapavie and More denne uken.
    Anne :)

  5. Nydelig og kreativ blog du har! Takk for stopping by min blog - hyggelig når "nye venner" skriver en kommentar. Tusen takk!
    For et aldeles kreativt og supert vintage kort - akkurat slik jeg liker det - herlig!
    Har lagt deg til i min blogliste.
    Fra Bendichte

  6. Hi Nina,Glad your back safe,what an ordeal for all the people concerned.....your cards are brilliant,the first one with all the detail is a real keepsake for one lucky person..take care.xx

  7. Kjempeflotte kort begge to.
    Klem fra Kaia

  8. Velkommen hjem, Nina! Borte bra men hjemme best:-)
    Flott maritimt kort i vintage look. Lekkert rosa bursdags kort:-)

    Ha en fin og kreativ søndag! Klem Laila.

  9. Hi Nina!! Your card are fabulous!! The first one is amazing and I love the vintage look!!
    The second card is soooo pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.


  10. both of these are just gorgeous!! Love the rustic distressed feel of your first project! Hugs juls

  11. Hej Nina!
    Jeg har tænkt på hvor du pludselig blev af, det er så længe siden der har været nyt! Men hvor er det bare flot det fine strandkort, så fine detaljer og så lækkert rustikt! Dejligt at se nyt fra dig!

  12. Ååååå så nydelige :) Likte spesiellt godt det øverste med bølgepapp. Det var helt rått !! :)

  13. Good to see you back, Nina! Hugs

  14. Wow!
    Such amazing cards Nina!
    I love your great details and fabulous designs!
    So glad you are home ok there is nothing like home is there.
    kim x


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