About me..

[Scroll on down for all my challenge awards & badges!]

I am a 40 year old crafter living in Norway, north of the artic circle. My name is Hilde but I'm mostly known online as Tindaloo.
Home for me is the arcipelago of islands that is Vesterålen. And also close to my heart, our neighbouring archipelago, the Lofoten islands. It is a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains, woods, lakes and the wide open sea ~ a breathtaking work of art that I look out at every day!


Besides loving spicy food (the origin of my nickname) I am a bit of a nerdy
fangirl of basically anything in the Whedonverse & Supernatural.. I love playing videogames (big fan of LBP), reading, and I got the closet full of Doctor Who t-shirts ♥ Mention sci-fi or fantasy and I could go on and on .. but I won't, promise!...
[scroll on down for a list of 'a few' of my faves.. ]


I love to take photographs and to travel ~ If you ever find yourself in Norway & wanting to vacation in Lofoten, my brother has a camping ground there named Hammerstad Camping ~ it is a lovely spot on the islands, and as their website designer I have taken a lot of photos if you when want to take a look! (My pics got my nick on them).

I lived in Lofoten for a year of school when I was 18-19, ah ~ good times ;) And my dad was born and raised in Lofoten, so I feel very connected to the place, and for my project I'm going back in time ~ with a photo of him in his youth.

A very nostalgic view of my dad looking over to

where he grew up, Sennesvika in Lofoten.

I only wish I was able to travel more, and take hikes in the woods and mountains, like my dad was so fond of. But there is not much my health allows for. I got chronic back pains, fibromyalgia, PCOS and Migraines to name a few of my ails, so sometimes I feel more like I'm 90! ;) However, when my energy is low, or my hands won't work ~ my love of Arts & Crafts helps, and just beeing a part of and beeing inspired by the wonderful online crafting community ♥ I am a proud member of the DT at Creative Fingers, some of you might've seen my creations there or on my blog.

Tim and Dyan is on the top of my youtube watch list, they and other amazing artists have been a huge source of inspiration, and I can safely say, I am a distress addict *LOL* Tims Distress Inks and tools has been a constant companion for many years, and none of my creations feels complete without them ♥ If I had a choice, every project I do would be in brown hues and look vintage with a touch of steampunk. But more often than not I have to do pinks and pastels..

Below is my HOME themed Vintage & Mixed Media art project, honoring my Dad, who sadly got altzheimers and passed away some years ago ♥

I was very happy to be invited as a guest designer in September of 2015 at the challenge blog ~ A Vintage Journey! Home sweet home ~ which to me mean family & my love of arts & treasured memories :) You can see the complete project and my creative process in this blogpost: My Vintage Journey ~ Home

Still wanting more About Me? ;)

Well.. I'm a Single, no kids, nerdy and chubby female, with a weird sense of humour and a passion for all things fantasy & sci-fi! I'm on disability so I don't work, nor get to do my hobbies as often as I wish 'cause of cronic joint, back 'n muscle pains. And the migraines kicks in 2-3 times a month too.. So I scrap when I can, and love to watch my TV-series & Movies. I guess some might call me borderline hoarder.. with my thousand of stamps & movies & books... not that it's like what u see on tv - oh no, I got everything in a system ;)

Check out my scrap room on my blog post

My ScrapRoom & Watercoloring!

Hobbies

I dabble in many different forms of creative arts - Cardmaking, Rubberstamping (I got hundreds upon.. well maybe a thousand for all I know - haven't bothered to count) and Digistamps, Hybrid-scrapping, Scrapbooking, Altered Art. Painting with acrylics & aquarelle / watercoloring. Salt-dough etc. Photography. Books & TV / Movie fan-girl. Food! LOVE spicy foods :)

Fave Books

I ♥ fantasy, ancient history & science fiction, the supernatural, Elfs & aliens, Dragons! A few favourites are Stephen King, Margit Sandemo, Astrid Lindgren, Robert M. Jordan, Ursula Le Guin, J.K.Rowling, Melissa Marr, Phillip Pullman, Douglas Adams & ofcourse J.R.R. Tolkien! My fave bookseries are Wheel of Time, Isfolket, the Dark Tower & The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Graphic novels / Comic faves are Nemi, Calvin & Hobbes, Conan, Bone, Buffy, Far Side, ElfQuest. And ofcourse Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse & old Scrooge!

Fave Movies/Tv-series

Like Doctor Who, Sherlock, Farscape, Alien, The Fifth Element, Indiana Jones, Futurama, Studio Ghibli films, Supernatural, Firefly, Torchwood, Dune, all things DISNEY, Mad Max, Jaws, Friends, Hocus Pocus, Avatar, Ghostbusters, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, The Shining, AI, A Knight's Tale, Batman, Independence Day, LOTR, Chuck, Charmed, Buffy & Angel, Smallville, Dirty Dancing, Back to the future, Die Hard, Lethal Wapon, Matrix, The Mummy, X-men, Footloose, Blade Runner, The Neverendig Story, Star Wars, Trinity, James Bond, Scream, Superman, Poltergeist, Star Trek - everything :) X-files, Grimm, the Harry Potter movies, Pulp Fiction, Misery, Carrie, Dogma, Pirates of the Caribbean, The 10th Kingdom, Arabian Nights (Hallmark), Silence of the Lambs, Ice-Age, Wizard of Oz, Desperado, Pitch Black, Dracula, The Chronicles of Narnia, Hellraiser, Braindead, While you were sleeping, Speed, Ghost, Men in Black, The Craft, Teen-Wolf, Lost Boys, Goonies, Gremlins, Honey I shrunk the kids, E.T., Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey & excellent adventure, Critters, Russkie, Red Scorpion, Underworld.... just a few to mention off the top of my head! *lol*

Fave Music

Especially I love my U2, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, R.E.M., Garth Brooks, Bryan Adams, Toto, Sandra & Michael Cretu / Enigma, Gary Moore, Aerosmith, Ace of Base, Richard Marx, Modern Talking, Sting, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Genesis og Phil Collins, Queen, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, ... and most of what u can think of the 80's rock n pop music ;) Also music from the era long gone - like Elvis Presley, the Moody Blues & Roy Orbinson to mention a few. from more recent times ♥ Robbie Williams, Josh Groban, George Michael, A-Ha / Morten Harket, Mods, the September When, Michael Buble & Adele +++

My Challenge Awards & Badges!

In no particular order... images are mostly linked to my blogposts with the creations that won ~ or the challenge posts :) Badges are shrinked to fit!

 http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2011/07/day-for-daisies-party.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2009/03/card-for-my-mom.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/02/a-hug-for-you-playing-with-my-inks.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2012/03/birthday-calendar.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2013/12/candy-jar.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2011/09/animal-antics.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2012/04/amalias-baby-carriage.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2012/01/twilight.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/07/fantasy-tattoos-baby-dragons.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/search?q=By+The+Cute+%26+Girly+GDT

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2010/03/friends-are-flowers.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.com/2011/07/apple-of-my-eye.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2012/01/hildes-garden.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2011/08/feeling-blues.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2011/12/under-sea.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2010/04/scrappy-treasure.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2012/02/whimsy-home.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2010/09/good-friend-rain-anya.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2012/05/sailboat-trinket-box.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2011/06/easel-card-beary-big-hugs.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2010/05/fantastic.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2010/03/back-in-time.html http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/photo/valentine-pony-card?context=featured

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/09/amor-vincit-omnia.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2013/12/faith-hope-love.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/08/home-sweet-home.html

http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/11/santa-got-cookies-stair-step-cards.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/08/owl-tag-for-my-mum.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/05/a-pysselpassion-wedding-card.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/05/the-angels-have-phonebox.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/11/santa-got-cookies-stair-step-cards.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/11/cool-dude-cards.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2014/12/aurorawings-christmas-thank-you-card.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/05/a-gal-with-brains-zombie-tag.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/06/trio-of-sympathy-cards.html
http://craftytimechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/june-winners.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/02/sweetheart-fairy-princess-card.html http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.no/2015/07/happy-4th-dtbst-288.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/06/trio-of-sympathy-cards.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/06/baby-and-bunny.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/06/a-fancy-rose-easel-card.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/07/immortal-love.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/08/a-halloween-wedding.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/08/ariel-mermaid-dreams-under-sea.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/08/tequila-sunrise.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/08/tequila-sunrise.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/08/time-flies.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/my-vintage-journey-home.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/make-wish.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/a-little-owl-greeting-for-you.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/my-vintage-journey-home.html
http://thepapercrafting.com/tag/world-cardmaking-day/ http://thepapercrafting.com/omtpc/world-cardmaking-day-2014/ http://thepapercrafting.com/wcmd-2015-mitt-favorittkort/
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/wishing-you-magical-day.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/09/a-pirat-princess.html
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.no/2015/10/winners-pio-87-color-combination.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/10/it-was-dark-and-spooky-night.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/12/baby-buggy-shaker-easelcard.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/12/a-special-christmas-thank-you.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/01/baby-hanging-stuffies-blogcandy.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/03/bubbly-best-friends.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/11/regal-baby-card.html http://fantasystampers.blogspot.no/2016/02/winners-love-is-in-air.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2015/11/beehive-and-roses.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/05/confirmation-card-in-red-white-blue.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/05/bee-happy-tag.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/04/fly-away-with-me.html http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.no/2016/06/challenge-126-clean-and-simple.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/06/imagine-alien-love-monsters.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/goth-girl-birthday-card.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/goth-girl-birthday-card.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/goth-girl-birthday-card.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/06/weddingcard-my-new-misti.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/may-all-your-dreams-come-true.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/birthday-monsters.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/baby-girl-card-with-hanging-stuffies.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/baby-girl-card-with-hanging-stuffies.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/09/baby-girl-card-with-hanging-stuffies.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/10/hunting-high-and-low.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/10/steampunk-lucy-loo.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/10/steampunk-lucy-loo.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/11/northern-lights-star-gazing.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/11/steampunk-owl-box.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/11/northern-lights-star-gazing.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/11/steampunk-owl-box.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/11/steampunk-owl-box.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/12/merry-christmas-cf-blogcandy.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2016/12/a-special-christmas-thank-you.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2017/01/happy-new-year-christmas-card.html
http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2017/01/baby-love-is-in-air.html http://tindaloo.blogspot.no/2017/01/baby-love-is-in-air.html